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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
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Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
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Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
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Indecent exposure
HARARE (Reuters) Zimbabwean twins who be-
came media celebrities for appearing in public
wearing nothing but traditional African goatskin
loincloths have been detained pending trial for in-
decent exposure.
Harare magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe also or-
dered the 22-year-old brothers, dubbed the "Terrible




Twins" by local newspapers, to undergo psychiatric evaluation, the
official Herald newspaper said Friday.
The men, Tafadzwanashe and Tapiwanashe Fichani, raised eye-
brows last month when they went to an upscale Harare shopping
mail clad only in brief loincloths leading several shocked shop-
pers to call the police.
The twins said they were making a statement by appearing in
traditional African clothing dating back to pre-colonial times.
State prosecutors disagreed and lodged a case of indecent
exposure against them, a position the Herald said was backed


by the head of Zimbab-,,'. National Traditional Healers As-




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Page five

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DISASTER ZONE: Water from the swollen Mahaica River, at left, sweeping over the De
Hoop Branch Road at Handsome Tree Village on Friday afternoon. A patch of the road is
barely visible in the centre of the photograph. The normal river channel is about 100
yards to the left from where this photograph was taken. Growing rice crops to the left
and the right of the koker in the picture have been destroyed. (Photo, courtesy the
Regional Democratic Council, Region Five [Mahaica/Berbice)


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By Shawnel Cudjoe

THE government yesterday
declared two of the worst
flood-hit regions disaster
zones and appealed for ur-
gent international help to re-
pair crucial drainage struc-
tures and dredge four rivers
in a bid to contain coastal
Head of the Presidential
Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon,
reported that thousands of
people are suffering and flood
control mechanisms have been
overwhelmed in the two disas-
ter zones Region Five
(Mahaica/Berbice) and the
Pomeroon River catchment area
in Region Two (Pomeroon/
At a special news conference
at the Office of the President,
he said Guyana is asking the in-
ternational community for
mainly financial help to repair
vital drainage structures in the

two regions and dredge the
Pomeroon, Mahaica,
Mahaicony and Abary rivers.
He said the extensive flood-
ing has been caused by unusu-
ally high seasonal rainfall and
the livelihood of farming com-
munities in the Pomeroon and in
the three Region Five riverain
districts has been seriously dis-
While water levels have
dropped in other flood-hit
coastal districts, officials and
residents yesterday said the
situation was serious and could
get worse in the Mahaica,
Mahaicony and Abary where
floods have overwhelmed crops
and livestock farmers.
Luncheon also announced
that the government is seeking
to import feed for cattle and
other livestock animals running
out of fodder in the now sub-
merged sprawling savannah
pastures in the Mahaica,
Mahaicony and Abary.

Farmers fear they may lose
thousands of head of cattle
which desperately need feed.
Luncheon did not give a fig-
ure for the financial help the
government needs but said the
United Nations would coordi-
nate the international appeal
which will target the Canadian
International Development
Agency and the United States
Agency for International Devel-
opment, among other agencies.
This is the second time in
a year that widespread floods
have triggered an appeal by
the Guyana Government for
international help.
However, the Pomeroon
was last year not declared a di-
saster zone and the government
is not seeking humanitarian as-
sistance this time around.
In the January 2005 floods,
Region Three (West Demerara/
Essequibo Islands), Region Four
(Demerara/Mahaica) and Region
Five were declared disaster

zones and teams of health and
other experts from several coun-
tries were deployed here.
Luncheon yesterday said
the declaration of the disaster
zones reflects the government's
intention to acquire financial and
other support from domestic
and, more importantly, interna-
tional bodies, entities and bilat-
eral diplomatic partners.
He told reporters the gov-
ernment was responsible for
identifying the criteria for inter-
ventions and assigning the fi-
nancing and resources to meet
expenditure for the flood re-
sponse and it is seeking support
for infrastructure.
The two regions, he ex-
plained, were declared disaster
zones over other flood-affected
places such as Met-en-
Meerzorg and the Canal Polders
One and Two on the West
Demerara, because the flood
control mechanisms there cannot
handle the amount of water that
led to prolonged flooding.
"It is quite clear that in
some areas there is the prover-
bial peak and then gradual but
progressive improvement and in
the two (disaster regions) there
has been a...plateau."

He said there is currently
no improvement and based on
the continuous rainfall the situ-
ation might continue much
longer in the regions declared a
Luncheon said the govern-
ment may seek overseas techni-
cal assistance to assess the situ-
ation in the regions not affected
by the January 2005 floods and
in which consultancy work was
not done.
"For the new areas (Region
Two) this may very well call for
additional consultation to iden-
tify comprehensively what
could be done to prevent further
(flooding) or mitigate its im-
pact," he said.
However, a comprehensive

response was captured by the
consultants who were here
during the January 2005
floods and their short term
interventions were carried
out in accordance with the
available resources, he noted.
Medium to long term inter-
ventions listed for execution did
not take place because of a
shortage of resources, he indi-
cated. But for areas declared di-
saster zones last year and this
year, where actual consultations
were done, "there is a fairly
comprehensive array of Drain-
age and Irrigation interventions
- flood control interventions
- to either prevent further
flood or mitigate the impact of
further flood," Luncheon added.
He said the government will
continue to be fully responsible
for the short tern disaster re-
sponse. "Government's under-
taking is to continue doing as-
sessment, identifying interven-
tions to be put in place and be-
ing wholly responsible for fi-

nancing those interventions re-
lated to disaster response,"
The Civil Defence Commis-
sion and the Ministry of Agri-
culture, Fisheries, Other Crops
and Livestock are seeking exter-
nal sources for animal feed,
since this has become a prob-
lem, he said.
He said sourcing wheat
brand from the local flour mill
has become difficult and there is
no rice brand since harvesting is
almost over.
He pointed out that cattle,
especially in the Abary River,
have been in water for weeks
and farmers are faced with the
choices of either relocating the
cattle "or watch them succumb
to the floods".
The government, he said,
cannot yet assess how much
farmers have lost to the flood-
ing but the information gath-
ered so far has been used to
implement short term mea-
sures such as opening shel-
ters and providing meals.

Police probing Canie

killing, chopp 0
ONE of two men chopped after a reported robbery attempt
Friday night in East Canefield, Canje, Berbice, died and
,the other was serious in hospital yesterday.
Dead is Mark Sinclair, called Mark Beeram, 24, of
Cumberland, Canje, and reported stable but serious in the New
Amsterdam Hospital yesterday Was Safraz Ali, 33, of East
Canefield, Canje.
Police said they, acting on information received, found Ali
chopped about the head and body at 23:45 h at Third Street,
East Canefield, and took him to the hospital.
And at about 05:15 h yesterday, a police patrol found Sinclair
with his hands and feet bound and with chops about his body.
Police said they took him to the New Amsterdam Hospi-
tal where he later died.
i Police sources said the men were apparently chopped by resi-
dents after an attempted robbery in East Canefield Friday night.
A senior Police official said Sinclair was recently released
from the Mazaruni Prison where, he served a jai I term and they
are investigating the chopping.
Meanwhile, Police said that in an exercise in Canje
early yesterday morning, they arrested five men pending
inquiries into robberies in Berbice.



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SITE CHECK: President Bharrat Jagdeo and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority,
Mr Ravi Narine, yesterday visited the Victoria pump station, East Coast Demerara. (Photo, courtesy Office of the
President/Sandra Prince)

West Berbice empoldering

almost complete

By Clifford Stanley

A REGION Five (Mahaica/
Berbice) administration
project to empolder four
flood-prone villages in West
Berbice, to eliminate flood-
ing, was yesterday nearing
Engineer attached to the Re-
gional Democratic Council, Mr
Denis Tahal said the polders on the
southern sides of the villages of
Eldorado, Belladrum, Paradise and
Golden Fleece, were complete
while the polders on the northern
sides are 75% complete.
Tahal said that after the
completion of the southern
polders, mobile pumps were in-
stalled in the villages to.pump
out the water within.
The same will be done in
the northern sections.
He reported that the
empoldering and resultant
flood control backed up by
tractor-operated pumps,
helped to drain out the water
rapidly to the extent that the
villages were now almost
completely dried out.
Residents in the four vil-
lages yesterday confirmed that
they were dry.

Tahal said the polders
around Eldorado, Belladrum,
Paradise and Golden Fleece will
continue to play a role in flood
control since they would not be
"The Regional Democratic
Council will place tubes with
self-acting doors at the right
places on these polders so that
the system will be permanent
for the benefit of the residents,"
he said.
Residents of Belladrum,
Eldorado and Paradise had
staged noisy street protests
against the flood conditions
in the villages on January 20
and 21 last, prompting visits
by Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds and later by President
Bharrat Jagdeo.
Yesterday many said that they
approved the empoldering of the
villages since it appeared to be a
very satisfactory solution to the
problem of flooding there.
Meanwhile, the waters of
the Abary, Mahaicony and
Mahaica rivers, which are re-
maining sources of severe flood-
ing in Region Five, remained un-
usually high.
Official records showed de-
creases of less than an inch in
both the levels of the Abary and



the Mahaicony rivers while the
Mahaica rose slightly.
A resident in the Mahaica
area said that males were ex-
pected to start occupying the
flood shelter for flood victims at
Biabu from Friday night.
"People have been taking
meals at the shelter and staying
there in the day time but all of
them have to date chosen to
sleep with neighbours and
friends," the resident said.
The resident said that their re-
luctance could be due to the gen-
eral lack of privacy in the shelters,
but he added that the males were
expected to make use of the facili-
ties from Friday night.
Hardest hit by the swollen
river are those whose homes are
flat on the ground.
A visitor to DeHoop re-
ported that he saw flood waters
from the Mahaica River sweep-
ing into DeHoop at several
points Friday, adding to the
build up of inundation in rice
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An embankment which had
been built to protect DeHoop
from flood waters from the
Mahaica had been swamped or
washed away in many places.
"It is bad in there, very
bad", the visitor told the Sun-
day Chronicle.
In the Abary basin the
flooded river continued to
wreak havoc on small rumi-
nants and cattle.
The Abary River basin is
the home for about 36,000 head
of cattle.
A farmer recently estimated
that about 10 to 15 per cent of
the cattle may have already been
killed by the high flood levels.
One farmer, who has suf-
fered losses to date, was over-
heard saying that it looked like
he would have to import carrion
crows to help him get rid of the

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carcasses of cattle which had
drowned or had died from cold.
An assessment of the over-
all losses in agriculture cannot
be made until the flooding
abates, officials said.
Meanwhile, farmers who
still remain along the banks of
the three rivers are bracing for
even higher flood levels expected
during the Atlantic spring tides.

"The high tides in the At-
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Gunmen storm Palestinian parliament
Gunmen storm Palestinian parliament

By Mohammed Assadi

(Reuters) Firing into the air,
Fatah gunmen and police
stormed Palestinian
parliament buildings
yesterday in growing unrest
after their long-dominant
party's crushing election
defeat by Hamas Islamists.
Hamas leaders meanwhile
rejected as "blackmail" Western
demands that it renounce
violence against Israel or risk
losing aid vital to the survival of
the Palestinian Authority.
Hopes of peacemaking with
Israel have been pushed further
into limbo.
Turmoil since the
parliamentary election landslide
has fueled fears of inter-
Palestinian strife as Hamas tries
to form a government and
possibly take over security
forces packed with Fatah
loyalists at odds with the
Islamic militants.
Thousands of gunmen from
President Mahmoud Abbas's
Fatah held protests across the
West Bank and in the Gaza
Strip yesterday, many firing
automatic rifles into the air.
They took over parliament
in the West Bank city of
Ramallah for about 20 minutes,
shouting demands from the roof
before descending peacefully.

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Fatah militants and police also
seized the parliament building in
the Gaza Strip.
The gunmen demanded
Fatah leaders resign. They also
aimed to dissuade the party
from any idea of sharing power
with Hamas or letting it control
security forces after Hamas
politburo chief Khaled Meshaal
said it planned to form "an
"We will transform the
army of the Palestinian
Authority into armed militias.
We are not waiting for Hamas
to teach us their Islamic beliefs.
We know the Koran by heart,"
said Fatah gunman Ramzi Obeid.
In Gaza, where eight people
were hurt on Friday in clashes
between Fatah and Hamas
activists, the gunmen were
joined in their protest by police
opposed to any Hamas control
over them.
Defence Minister Shaul
Mofaz repeated Israel's vow
not to negotiate with Hamas
and to strike at its leaders if the
group, which has waged a
suicide bombing campaign
against the Jewish state, broke
a February truce.


"We will not under any
circumstances agree to speak
with Hamas," he told Israel's

Channel 2 television. "If Hamas
chooses a way of terror and
violence like before ... it will
come under an unprecedented
Israeli attack."
Hamas leaders have also
ruled out peace talks with the

Jewish state. Mofaz said Israel
would negotiate only with
Abbas and would wait to see if
he disarmed militants, as
required by a U.S.-backed peace
"road map," before deciding its
next steps.

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A Fatah militant fires into the air in front of the Palestinian
parliament building in the West Bank city of Ramallah
yesterday. (Eliana Aponte/Reuters)

Trade ministers step up bid for global deal

By William Schomberg

DAVOS, Switzerland
(Reuters) Trade ministers
yesterday stepped up efforts
for a global trade deal,
signaling a new readiness to
narrow differences as a key
deadline looms.
While talks in the Swiss
mountain resort of Davos saw
no hard bargaining, ministers
from 30 World Trade
Organisation (WTO) members
renewed a pledge for a pact on
lowering barriers to commerce in
farm and industrial goods by the
end of April.
There seemed to be less

friction between the European
Union, the United States and
developing states such as Brazil,
which had swapped blame for
a lack of progress on a free
trade treaty that could boost
growth and end poverty for
"Today, it is fair to say that
there was consensus for the
first time that all pieces of the
puzzle need to come together at
once," said United States Trade
Representative Rob Portman.
European Union Trade
Commissioner Peter
Mandelson, who has been at
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Brazil, said he noted greater
flexibility on the part of all.
"I did feel encouraged by
what I heard around the table,"
said Mandelson, who warned
earlier this week that the EU
had nothing to lose if talks
collapsed now.
The Swiss-hosted gathering
was the first meeting of
ministers since a tense
conference in Hong Kong last
December at which the April
deadline was set.
A draft trade deal, including
all the major political decisions
on market opening in farm and
industrial goods and services.
had initially been due at Hong
But the WTO opted for a
delay because differences were
too deep, particularly in
agriculture, where the European
Union has been under intense
pressure to make more
concessions from both Brazil
and rich exporters like the
United States and Australia.
Brussels, however, has
been equally adamant that the
time has come for Brazil, India
and other leading developing
countries to say what they are
prepared to offer in areas of
interest to the Europeans. such
as industrial goods.
This soured the lone in
Hong Kong. But there were
signs in Davos that the mood
was changing.
"Progress should be made
in all areas to reach a balanced
outcome." the ministers said in
a statement.


At Hong Kong. WTO
miniIsert called lor fresh i (fflel

of liberalisation in services by
the end of February, with the
bulk of the negotiation to finish
in July.
Ministers, who plan to meet
again in March, face the
challenge of delivering on the
deadlines after regularly missing
targets since the WTO's Doha
round of free trade negotiations
was launched in late 2001.
The final deadline is mid-
2007 when U.S. President
George W. Bush loses his power
to negotiate independently of
Congress. To be ready by then,
all the details must be wrapped
up this year.
"Enough is enough. Let's
put things on the table and really
start to negotiate," said Egyptian
Trade Minister Rachid
Mohamed Rachid, who
represented African states at the
Both the EU and the United
States have offered cuts in their
farm subsidies, which developing
states say deny them markets.
But Washington says its
proposal is dependent on
Brussels going further in opening
its farm market to imports.
India and Brazil say they
could cut industrial tariffs 50
per cent from what they are
allowed to levy, but their trade
partners counter that this would
not give more market access.
EU Trade Commissioner
Peter Mandelson told Reuters
many other WTO states seemed
tired of hearing that Brussels
must give ground and wanted to
hear about other areas of the
"The routine demands
... are falling on stony
ground amongst WVTO
members as a whole." he

Both Abbas and interim
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert, who was chosen to run
in Ariel Sharon's place in a
March 28 ballot after Sharon
suffered a stroke last month,
have vowed to follow the peace
plan, which has been stalled by
In a message clearly aimed
at Hamas, Palestinian
Authority police commander
Ala Hosni said the Islamist
group would not be in charge
of security forces because they
came under the authority of
President Abbas.
"The security institution is
the only guarantee to prevent
sedition and civil war. Civil war
began in Somalia after the
collapse of the army and
security institutions," Hosni
Fatah leaders have so far
rejected joining any coalition
with Hamas, and it could take
weeks to form one anyway.
Popular jailed Fatah leader
Marwan Barghouthi urged an
orderly transfer of power to

Hamas leaders are preparing
to set up a government by
themselves if need be, after
winning votes from Palestinians
tired with corruption and Fatah's
failure to deliver a state, as well
as supportive of a Hamas
suicide bombing campaign.
The United States has said
it will review aid to the
Palestinian Authority if Hamas
enters government and Israel
suggested it could suspend
customs revenue transfers. The
European Union, the biggest
donor, is looking at its options.
Top Hamas leader Ismail
Haniyeh told Reuters that the
group could turn toward sources
in the Arab world if the West cut
off funding.
In Damascus, Meshaal
said that not only would
Hamas not disarm but it
would form a new
Palestinian security force
which would be an "army
like every country ... an
army to defend our people
against aggression."

By Ross Colvin

BAGHDAD (Reuters) When the five judges trying Saddam
Hussein file into the courtroom today, they will be acutely
aware of the need to restore public confidence in a trial that
has been thrown into disarray by a series of crises.
The trial is due to resume after a five-day postponement that
prompted Saddam's defence team to call for the proceedings to be
abandoned. The court has been in turmoil since its chief judge
resigned complaining of government interference.
Saddam and seven co-accused are on trial for crimes against
humanity, charged with killing 148 men from the Shi'ite town of
Dujail after a failed bid to assassinate him there in 1982.
Court officials blamed the postponement on the failure of some
witnesses to turn up, saying they were still on the Muslim haj
pilgrimage, although that had ended 10 days previously.
Frustrated Iraqis reacted angrily to the new delay in a trial which
first got under way last October and has held seven sessions since.
Many, particularly among the Shi'ite and Kurdish communities that
were oppressed under Saddam, want the authorities, to speed up
But the trial has been marred by numerous delays, the murder
of two members of the defence team, the resignation of chief judge
Rizgar Amin, and the accusation that his stand-in, Sayeed al-
Hamashi, belonged to the ousted Baath party.
Only two of the original five judges still remain. A third judge
quit last year citing a conflict of interest.
"The removal of Judge Hamashi from the trial created the
appearance of a court that is continually subjected to political
interference." said Richard Dicker, director of the International
Justice Programme at New York-based Human Rights Watch, in a
statement on Friday.
"Sitting judges cannot be shuffled around as though they were
deck chairs on the Titanic."
Hamashi has since been replaced by Raouf Abdel Rahman, a
Kurd whose appointment to temporarily preside over this week's
session was reported to have caused a split among the other judges
on the panel.
Abdel Rahman comes from Halabja, where 5,000 people died
in a gas attack during an offensive by Iraqi forces in 1988, a case
that will be the focus of a likely future trial for genocide.
A source within the tribunal told Reuters yesterday that the
judges had held two days of behind-closed-doors talks to discuss
Abdel Rahman's appointment and how to proceed.
The source said several judges had been unhappy with the
appointment of Abdel Rahman, who was not one of the original
five judges. He was transferred in after an independent agency
hunting former Baath party members in positions of power said
Hamashi should step down. Hamashi has denied links to the party.
The source said judges had now agreed on Abdel Rahman
presiding over the coming week's hearings after which they would
discuss a permanent appointment.
"Judge Raouf will preside at the session." the source said.
But Hluman Rights Watch's Dicker said the court still had
another problem: "The resignation of Judge Amin and the Iransfer
of JuIdge HIamashi mean that tIwo of the fivge judgess who have heard
the witness testimony are now' off the case.
"It will be difficult for the new judges to impartially evaluate
the testimony they missed, damaging the integrity of the trial."

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Four soldiers

detained in T&T

kidnap inquiry

By Wendy Campbell

(Trinidad Guardian) Police
have detained four soldiers in
connection with the
kidnapping of US Army
veteran Balhram Maharaj,
whose dismembered body was
found in graves in the Santa
Cruz forest earlier this

Intelligence sources said the
soldiers, one of whom is a
highly-trained special forces
operator, were arrested between
Thursday night and Friday.
Another one of the detainees is
attached to the army's
headquarters, while the other
two belong to other battalions.
Maharaj was abducted from
the Samaan Tree Bar near

D'Triangle in Aranguez last April
A $3 million ransom was
reportedly demanded for his safe
return, but his body was later
discovered in two graves in a
forested area on January 8 at
Grand Curacaye, Santa Cruz.
Three people-Anderson
Straker, 32. of Pierreville.
Mayaro, adopted son of former

UNC MP Winston 'Gypsy'
Peters; Doreen Alexander-
Durity, 40, of Nelson Street in
Arima; and 27-year-old Zion
Clarke, of Santa Cruz-were
arrested and charged with
Maharaj's murder.
An official at the Prime
Minister's residence said none of
the soldiers were arrested there.
The official also pointed out that
there was no gunfire at the
residence. Reports of this had
been circulating for most of
A joint release from the
Police Service and the Defence
Force, late yesterday, stated that
the arrest of the soldiers follows
intelligence-led investigations by
both arms of the protective
services and that inquiries are
The arrest of the men in green
comes on the heels of the arrest

of two soldiers last Christmas
Eve, after an illegal semi-
automatic pistol, a quantity of
ammunition and $7,000 were
allegedly seized as the two
soldiers were driving in a
regiment vehicle along Saddle
Road in San Juan.
One of them-Cpl Ricardo
Stevens-was charged with
possession of a Mercer Thunder
.38 pistol, three rounds of 9 mm
ammunition and two rounds of
.38 ammunition. He was placed
on $120,000 bail by a Port-of-
Spain magistrate.
The other soldier was
released pending further
Attempts by the police to
trace the $7,000, all in $100 bills,
were futile. Senior police officers
said they were told by a soldier
that the money was borrowed
to do business.

The joint release said both
Chief of Defence Staff Ancil
Antoine and Commissioner of
Police Trevor Paul wanted to
assure the general public that
deviant behaviour among their
respective ranks will neither be
condoned, nor swept under the
"Perpetrators, once
discovered, will feel the full brunt
of the law," the statement said.
A government official shared
this view, noting the need to
regain the public's confidence and
that such allegations could
jeopardise the country's national
security. The official said there
are very "corrupt and dangerous"
people within the protective
"We need to purge
ourselves of these elements,"
the official said. (Please see
Editorial on Page Six)

Pinochet's daughter returns to face Chile charges

dictatorAugusto Pinochet was
taken into custody yesterday
upon her return to Chile after
seeking asylum in the United

Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, daughter of former Chilean
dictator Augusto Pinochet, walks accompanied by a
policewoman as she arrives at Chile's international
airport in Santiago yesterday. REUTERS/lvan Alvarado

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A federal judge greeted a
tired Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60,
as she arrived from Buenos Aires,
where she made a brief stopover
after being sent back from
Washington late Friday.
"Ms. Lucia, how nice that
you've arrived, please come with
me so that I can arraign you,"
Judge Carlos Cerda, who is
handling the tax case against the
Pinochet family, told her as she
came off the plane.
Pinochet Hiriart, dressed in
a light pink shirt and cream
pants, was then taken to a
detention centre in downtown
Santiago where she will be held
until a decision is made on bail.
"She was read her rights,"
Alejandro Tisely, a top police
official, told reporters. "Later
she will meet with Judge Cerda."
She had fled Chile for
neighboring Argentina by car on
January 22, a day before her
mother and four siblings were
arrested on charges of lax evasion
and fraud. They have since been
released on bail.
She then flew to
Washington, where she was
detained at Dulles International
Airport on Wednesday and
requested political asylum.

Pinochet Hiriart withdrew
her asylum request on Friday,
and U.S. officials ordered her to
return to Argentina the last
country she was in before she
arrived in Washington.
"There was so much being
said about me in Chile that I
preferred to come and show my
face and clear the air." Pinochet
Hiriart said when she was asked
why she withdrew her asylum
Pinochet Hiriart has been
charged in Chile with tax fraud
related to about $1 million in
undeclared taxes and falsification
of documents in a widening tax
evasion and fraud investigation
involving the Pinochet family.
The accounts came to light
after a U.S. Senate investigation
of banking irregularities at the
now-defunct Riggs Bank, based
in Washington.
The family says it is the
victim of political persecution
by judges trying to gel at retired
general Pinochet, 90, who look
power in Chile in a 1973 military
coup that toppled elected
socialist President Salvador
Pinochet has been blamed for
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 200

A crime


THE SENSATIONAL news out of Trinidad and Tobago
yesterday that four soldiers of the country's defence
force had been arrested on suspicions of involvement
in kidnapping and murder, could only result in greater
apprehension about the integrity of law enforcement
and security services in our region.
We are in no position to pass any judgement on
the quartet of soldiers who remained in police custody
yesterday as investigations intensified into the horrific
murder case of a Trinidad-born American citizen,
Balram Maharaj.
Parts of the victim's dismembered body were
found in two shallow graves in a forest area earlier this
month following a ransom kidnapping last April when
Maharaj's captors unsuccessfully demanded US$1
million dollars. Three other persons, all civilians, were

also arrested Friday by the police. (See story on page
Public confidence is generally shaken when
members of the police force and army of any country
are arrested for criminal activities. The moreso for
serious crimes like kidnapping for ransom; armed
robberies, or narco-trafficking and gun-running.
Sadly, what used to be in bygone years as such
very surprising occasional cases has, within recent
times, been recurring with dramatic developments in
various jurisdictions of our Caribbean Community.
Comparison can be odious and may even serve
to rationalise the extent of criminal behaviour by
nationals of the disciplined forces. Suffice it to say that
although there would have been more such cases in
CARICOM jurisdictions like Jamaica and Trinidad and
Tobago, here in Guyana, we are also quite aware
of cases of rogue soldiers and cops. Their crimes have
also done tremendous injustice to their overwhelmingly
clean, hard working and committed colleagues.
A positive aspect of the cases of rogue elements
in the law enforcement institutions being increasingly
exposed, would be the evident growing resolve to bring
such cops/soldiers to justice, with assistance being
obtained from international agencies in the United
States of America and United Kingdom.
While the authorities in Trinidad and Tobago are
moving with greater resources and commitment to deal
with the epidemic of crime, including ransom

kidnapping that are also aggravating social
relations, across in Jamaica, the necessity to have a
new and broad-based National Intelligence Agency
(NIA) is taking shape.
Two days ago, it was officially announced that in
accordance with recommendations located in a
National Security Strategy Report, the government in
that CARICOM partner state will establish the NIA.
The NNS report, recently tabled in the Jamaica
House of Representatives reflects the ideas of a high-
level working group that included army and police
personnel, customs and immigration officials as well
as representatives of the ministries of Justice, Finance
and Foreign Affairs.
The authorities in Guyana may wish to closely
monitor this and related developments in Jamaica and
Trinidad and Tobago.

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Singing praise to Patterson

-retiring 'Titan' of CARICOM

Tomorrow's historic signing ceremony in Jamaica....

LOOK OUT for the tributes
to be showered on P.J.
Patterson tomorrow when
Caribbean Community
Heads of Government
assemble at the UWI
Conference Centre at Mona
for the historic signing of
instruments to formally
legalise the inauguration of
the first phase of the
Caribbean Single Market
and Economy (CSME).
Whatever the nature and
extent of divisions in that
country's domestic politics, his
opponents should not begrudge
tomorrow's public singing of
praise for the Jamaican Prime
Minister's outstanding
contributions to CARICOM.
Indeed, more such
deserving tributes are expected
to flow next month in Port-of-
Spain when Patterson makes his
final appearance at a
CARICOM meeting the
scheduled February 9-10 Inter-
Sessional of Heads of
Government, to be hosted and
chaired by Prime Minister
Patrick Manning.
Tomorrow, Patterson
would be host for the memorable
march from the launch of
CARICOM over 32 years ago
to the formal legalising of the
operations of a single market
leading, eventually by 2008 of
the ultimate goal of a seamless
regional economy with the
Speakers for the
event, at which Guyana would
be represented by President
Bharrat Jagdeo, would include
Barbados.'. PjPrime,Minister t

responsibility for CSME-
readiness, and current chairman
of the Community, Prime
Minister Patrick Manning of
Trinidad and Tobago.
If, at 71, Patterson, has
created local history by being the
first political leader and Prime
Minister of Jamaica to be
associated with four consecutive
terms of government by
the People's National Party
(PNP), three of which resulted
from his leadership successes at
national elections, he has

certainly earned his "stripes" as
the "elder statesman" of
CARICOM, as recognized by his
Currently integrally
involved in the process of PNP
leadership transition, as well as
the appointment of his successor
as new Prime Minister, Patterson
stands out as the Jamaican
politician with perhaps the
longest consistent involvement in
the sustainability of
CARICOM's functional
cooperation and economic
integration processes.
.,.... ., H.e ,was .a,wi~te~s.o the,

of CARICOM (including Mich
Manley's) when the region
economic integration movem
was formally launched
Chaguaramas in Trinidad a
'PJ', as he is familiar
known at home and amo
Community colleagues, was tl
Minister of Trade, Industry a
Tourism. Over the years he v
to earn, as Jamaica's Prir
Minister, the signature
'Chairman Emeritus
CARICOM', as Shrid;
Ramphal reminded just last we
Himself a towering ic
of CARICOM's moment
march from Chaguaramas in 19
to tomorrow's signing ceremo
Ramphal was Guyana's Fore
Minister when the historic ev
took place under the th
chairmanship of Prime Minis
Eric Williams.
With Ramphal a
Patterson was another of toda
very prominent CARICO
personalities Edwin Carringt
the national of Trinidad a
Tobago who was then Director
Trade and Industry. He
currently the longest servi
Secretary General of the
member Community. For h
Patterson is "a Caribbean tita
In addition to Ramph
who chaired The West Ind
Commission of the 1990s,
Carrington, as CARIC(
Secretary General, I also invi
the well known Jamai
economist, Norn
Girvan, former Secretary Gene
of the Association of Caribb
States (ACS), to offer some b
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RAMPHAL: Recalled
that at the regional level, both
as Minister of Trade and
Industry and as Foreign
Minister, Patterson had played
"enlightened and constructive
roles in the political
processes that marked the
transition from CARIFTA to

arena of African, Caribbean and
Pacific/ European Economic
Community negotiations,
pointed to a memorable
performance back in 1978 that
was to be repeated, variously, at
subsequent regional/international
"Patterson so
completely outmanoeuvred his
EEC counterpart (at the 1978
negotiations), and was so highly
regarded by both the ACP and
EEC, that on the conclusion of
the meeting, Patterson was given
a standing ovation ashe departed.
"As he did so, one of the
EEC officials was heard to
mutter: 'He is not just the

one of the last of the 'Old
Guards' of that generation of
nationalist/regionalists that
took over from the colonial
power, although in a sense he is
also inter-generational,
straddling the first and second
generation of post-colonial
"There is no doubt in
my mind that he is a sincere and
utterly committed regionalist,
by political upbringing,
intellectual conviction and
emotional choice...
"I believe that PJ was
probably the most instrumental
single Prime Minister in
CARICOM in giving political

ter CARICOM...and throughout President of the ACP. He is the support and leadership to the
the slow but steady translation President of the ACP and EEC. long, complex and tortuous
Lnd of that vision into reality in the "That", declared process of negotiating the
ys launch (tomorrow) of the (first Carrington, "just about summed Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas
to, phase) of the CSME... up the feeling of us all. We of the to be the basis of the CSME, a
on, "By the time he ACP (of which Carrington had process that occupied from
bnd became Prime Minister, he had also served as Secretary General), around 1996 (four years after
if been already a seasoned and CARICOM in particular." succeeding Michael Manley as
ing campaigner on the international The CARICOM PM) to 2002...."
15-ng we engaged in Secretary General thinks that By July 2003, when he
im, negotiations with the European Patterson's "deep commitment to hosted and chaired
mn. Union, first for the Lome building a Caribbean Community CARICOM's summit in
n". Convention; later in the efforts truly worthy of the highest Montego Bay, Patterson
ial, of developing countries for a aspirations of the people of the became the first of the
and place in the sun through the Caribbean, has fuelled his selfless Community's rotating chairman
S 'New International Economic and remarkable contributions of to outline in some specific
dM Order, as we (the CARICOM regional development..." details a published'Chairman's
and states) made our way in the GIRVAN: Former ACS Perspective' of 'CARICOM
can councils of the Organisation of Secretary General and currently Beyond Thirty Charting New
ran American States and the Non- Professorial Research Fellow of Directions'.
eral Aligned Movement.." the UWI's Institute of It is a document
ean CARRINGTON: International Relations (St. worth revisiting after
ef Reflecting on how Patterson Augustine campus): tomorrow's CSME signing
tS, 'h"b:.4trd;,"ll a' CMS'tis", thV"''': "'i~ T'lrlifl'W Patterson A&' ,'" eMratLNm 1:,""


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006

I AM getting me some thongs
- the best and direct from
Brazil, the thongs capital of
the world.
I have given up on the ca-
noe I ordered from the
Pomeroon the canoe capital of
Guyana after the floods last
year. If you remember, when the.
flood waters swept through the
coast a year ago, I had ordered
a boat from the Pomeroon to
help me navigate through the
submerged streets of
Those Pomeroon canoe
craftsmen are perfectionists and
they take their time to fashion
and shape their vessels.
And so my canoe maker
was taking his time on mine and
it should have been delivered in
time for the floods that have
arisen again this year.
But the rains came last
month and with them came the
floods; and my canoe did not

My canoe maker had as-
sured me and I believed him -
that it was ready and he was
preparing it, and the two fine
paddles, for shipment when the
rains began to beat down even
more fiercely earlier this month.
I had a name all ready for
my canoe you think only
mini-bus men can name their
I had planned to name
my boat 'Fast Houri' or
'Speedy Patwa' (after the two
fine species of Guyanese
fishes) and I had even bought
special motorcycle rider
gloves with which to hold my
paddle to paddle my canoe
through the flood waters in
Georgetown. And now my ca-
noe dreams have been shat-
tered and the Houri and
Patwa names have gone over-
board with the latest floods.
My canoe maker, himself
battling rising flood waters in
the Pomeroon (which the gov-
ernment yesterday declared a
disaster zone) eventually got a
message wrapped in plantain

leaves to me last week.
The message scrib
the damp paper betw
plantain leaves read: "S(
trouble; canoe hijacke(
trouble canoe prices
if you still want, can de
noe in time for 2008 flo
please hurry and plac
now, you may get di
Send money in advance
may be lucky."
In disgust, I dum
fancy black motorcyc
gloves in the two feet-d
ter on the street outs
Guyana Chronicle offi
I tried to retrieve t
ter the water level drop
a homeless man who h
up residence in a little ca
tent in the still roofless
create company car parl
street, had claimed th
was using them to k
hands warm in the rains.
keep them who need
now without a canoe to
I am keeping the
Nice paddles. With m
may be able to float o
two paddles in a dir
emergency and heav
anyone trying to tak
from me.
So, I now await



signer thongs from Brazil. I had
)bled on to e-mail my measurements
een the (what you mean what measure-
orry, big ments?) to the manufacturer in
d; more Rio de Janeiro and she has
gone up; promised to send my special
liver ca- thongs by courier.
)ods,but I have ordered several
:e order colours because I am taking no
scount. chances with these floods com-
and you ing and going. Have thongs, will
ped my The other day I was all
le rider dressed and ready to leave for
leep wa- work when the rains came;
side the within minutes the yard was
ices last flooded and water was on the
:hem af- I am a man without a ca-
ped, but noe and I had to pull out a
as taken pair of long boots from a cor-
ardboard ner of the house and wade
but con- through the water to get to
k on the the taxi waiting on the side
iem and of the street for me.
.eep his Like Spider Man, I have a
I let him light but strong length of rope
s gloves with special hooks now ready.
paddle? And when the floods rise again,
paddles. I'll swing it, like that comic book
y size, I hero, to wrap around the elec-
n those tricity pole across the street,
re flood and jump free over the water
en help like Spider Man to the car wait-
ke them ing for me.
That's good exercise and it
my de- will keep the adrenalin flowing,


but it's tricky and when mi
thongs arrive by special deli\-
ery, I'll be home safe and dr)
With my custom-made
thongs of all colours, I'll he
ready for the floods no shoes.
no clothes to get wet; just me
in my thongs.
And the really awesome
thing about thongs is that the\
are just fine for floods and
droughts. Not much to get
in the rains, and just bareIl
enough to keep you decent and
cool in the heat.
I hope my thongs won't
lead to a fashion craze a lot
of men here will HAVE to wear
women's girdles under any
thongs they try to get into, and
that will guarantee enough
screams to drive the rain clouds
I can't wait for my thongs
to get here.
Lennox Canterbury, of
the Mashramani Secretariat,
last week announced that
Mash is on this year, and my
thongs girls and I will be
having thongs of fun in the
float parade in Georgetown
on February 23.
Which thongs girls I am
talking about?
My thongs are coming
from Brazil, and I won't have

II rwirkf] KIJh

THERE'S no doubt that the
Trinidad and Tobago
economy is booming.
You can't miss the massive
building structures literally
popping up every few months;
expensive SUVs, GMCs,
BMWs and spanking new cars
racing along the highways;
expansion of roads with new
lanes being added and the start.
up of work on a major overpass
to ease what is now a perennial
traffic nightmare on the roads.
Banks are obscenely trying
to outdo each other declaring
hundreds of millions of dollars
in profit. Billboards advertising
the latest American restaurant
franchises are dotting the
And more super-sized
things are expected this year as
the energy economy is poised to
record more than 10 per cent
growth at the end of 2006, one
of its highest ever.
More money will flow
into the country from
increased production in
ammonia and methanol
production, but mainly from
the production of Atlantic
LNG's four processing trains
which are very important to
the United States which
imports more than 77 per cent
of its LNG from Trinidad.
Last week junior Finance
Minister Conrad Enill was
proudly boasting that the
country was experiencing
economic pproesperity- with tle
unemployment rate below eight

per cent and foreign reserves
were enough for seven months
cover because of his
government's good fiscal
But with all this good
news, there continues to be a
significant section of the
population, very disillusioned
and living in stark poverty.
Winston Dookeran, the
political leader of the
Opposition United National
Congress (UNC) and a former
Central Bank governor,
suggested that there is an
illusion of wealth in the country.
He said there were a lot of
people combatting real problems
of rising prices and falling real
incomes, rising cost of living and
lowering of standards of living,
the problem of dealing with an
uncertain future and a sense of
fear as to when the country will
reach the edge.
Social worker Clive
Pantin also brought the
country to a chilling reality
when he said that the
continued good health of the
economy means nothing to
the nation's poor if the
benefits from oil and gas do
not trickle down to reach
Clive should know. He
beats the streets in the poor,
disenfranchised communities,
helping out dirt poor families
with monthly grocery hampers
and clothes.
., don't know how many
people are poor in the country

but I see too many around me
to know that the economic
prosperity that the government
and Central Bank are talking
about is not reaching them.
There is a block, invisible
or otherwise, but no one is
monitoring to see why there
continues to be grave poverty
and helplessness among a
section of the population. There
is no policy in place for
systematically breaking the
cycle of poverty.
The only statistical
information I could get my
hands on was a 1996 report
from the Ministry of Social
Development which
estimated that 35.9 per cent
of Trinidad and Tobago's
population live below the
poverty line of US$1,200 a
year. The annual per capital
income in 1996 was
I'm sure that the poverty
figures would have been reduced
since that time.
Last week, my attention
was caught by the plight of two
women, strangers to each other,
yet bound by their
circumstances of poverty.
Etwarie Chanka was forced
to sleep out in the open or seek
shelter from kind neighbours
after her ramshackle house in
which she grew up fell apart.
Chanka does not work as
she takes care of a physically
disabled nephew on whose
monthly pittance from the
government they both rely for

their survival.
With the house falling
apart, Chanka's plight was
highlighted in the daily
papers, resulting in scores of
people donating money and

chipping in with whatever
they could to help her rebuild
the house.
The second lady is 37-
year-old Sharon Narine, a
mother of 12, whose rundown
shack was destroyed when a
massive tree fell on it.
To hear Narine's story is
indeed piteous as she tells about
the one thing she ever wanted
in life, a house of her own.
She has knocked on doors
of officials, reaching their offices
before the crowing of the cocks,
yet no one bothered to take the
time to sit down with Narine to
give her help and advice; even

on family planning.
Although not having any
formal education, Narine speaks
eloquently and said although she
has a one-room shack, she piles
all her children together when
night falls to keep them safe.
Abused at an early age,
Narine also pounds into their
heads, the need for a steady
education to get out of their
grinding poverty.
These are just two stories.
There are many, many out there,
not having been featured in the
media and not brought to the
public's attention.
So when the authorities
speak about Trinidad and
Tobago moving towards first
world status in the year 2020
and the various 'visions' for
getting us there, it rings hollow
for those who don't know
where their next meal is coming
Maybe Trinidad and
Tobago and Guyana for that
matter could learn a thing
or two from the Jamaican
government which recently
mandated its Human
Resource Committee to
reconsider the minimum
standard of living below
which no Jamaican should
live, as a guiding barometer
in the fight to eliminate
According to information
from the government, some
675,600 Jamaicans were lifted
out of poverty in the last 14
i years, representing reduction

in poverty levels from 44.6 per
cent in 1991 to 16.9 per cent
last year.
The Jamaican government
wins my admiration for tracking
the number of poor people in
the country and keeping a close
scrutiny over the years on how
many people were able to get
out of their miserable
According to outgoing
Prime Minister P.J.
Patterson, factors critical to
the reduction in poverty
levels include reduction in
inflation, growth in real wages
and reduction in relative food
prices. Growth in the
informal sector and increases
in remittances from friends
and relatives abroad were
also identified as important
I spent most of last week
in Jamaica and saw extreme
conditions of poverty on the
island. One area that some of
the poor people identified to
me that could help them, was
access to education, as
schooling from pre-school
onwards is not free.
Unlike in Trinidad and
Tobago, education is free, even
up to tertiary level. And with all
the money that the government
is boasting about, I still continue
to ask, why are there so many
poor people in the country and
why is no one tracking those
Or is poverty an illusion
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men delivering my thongs!
So, come rain or come
shine, my thongs girls and I'll
be thonging up the town.
Floods last year, floods this
year; my canoe hijacked in the
Pomeroon; canoe prices going
up; canoes in heavy, heavy de-
mand; more floods coming; dry
weather to follow; it's enough to
rip your clothes off.
But who needs clothes?
I'll be in my thongs and I'll
be with my thongs girls.
It will be a lot of singing
and dancing in the rain or
the sun.
And thongs of fun to you,

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 200

Guyana takes

leadership of

Rio Group

By Odeen Ishmael

G UYANA formally
took over the
chairmanship of the
Rio Group from Argentina
on January 20. This is the
first time a CARICOM
member will chair the 20-
member Latin American
body since its formation two

decades years ago. Guyana
has, since 1998, represented
the CARICOM group of
countries which holds a block
membership on the Rio
Group. Significantly, this new
leadership position can help
strengthen links between
CARICOM and the rest of
Latin America.
As a result of this new
responsibility, Guyana's Foreign
Affairs Ministry will house the
secretariat of the Group until
next year when it hands over the
chairmanship to the Dominican

Republic. A summit of
Presidents of the Rio Group will
also be hosted by Guyana later
this year, to be preceded by a
meeting of Foreign Ministers.
It is imperative that
Guyana leads the Rio Group in
the continued consolidation of
democracy, the promotion of
economic and social
development within the region
and the strengthening of
multilateralism as the basis of
international relations. No
doubt, it will receive the
support of all the member-
states which have reiterated
their support for this agenda
during the past three Rio Group
The Permanent
Mechanism of Political
Consultation and Coordination
- popularised as the Rio Group
- was created in 1986 in Rio de
Janeiro to bring together the
Contadora Group (Mexico.
Colombia, Venezuela and
Panama) and the Support
Group (Argentina, Brazil,
Uruguay and Peru) which had
met before to analyse and
propose solutions to the Central
American political crises of that
period. Other Latin American
countries (Cuba expected)
joined the Group in which
Central America and
CARICOM enrolled as regional
groups, each represented by a
single member. However, in
2000, Costa Rica, the
Dominican Republic, El
Salvador, Honduras and

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individual members. Belize was
accepted as a full member in
The major objectives of
this organisation, stated in
Declaration of Rio de Janeiro in
1986, include expanding political
cooperation among the member
states; examining and coordinating
common positions on
international issues; and
promoting more efficient

operation and coordination of
Latin American cooperation
and integration organizations.
In addition, the objectives aim
at finding solutions to regional
problems and conflicts and to
explore jointly new fields of
cooperation which enhance
economic, social, scientific and
technological development.
The Veracruz Act of
1999 added more details to
these principles, specifically
pointing to the advancement of
democracy, the promotion and
protection of human rights,
peace, security and
disarmament, and actions
against terrorism, corruption
and the drug problem. This
Act also urged the
strengthening of
multilateralism, trade relations
within the framework of the
WTO, regional integration,

financial lows and investments.
overcoming poverty. sustainable
development, and scientific.
technological and educational
All of these objectives
were re-emphasised and further
fleshed out in the Cuzco
Consensus signed by the
Presidents of the Rio Group at
their May 2003 summit in Peru.
By assuming this
responsibility. Guyana will
coordinate and represent the
Group's interests and activities
and will speak on its behalf at
meetings of the various UN
bodies and other international
organizations. It will also lead
regular discussions with other
regional groupings, notably the
European Union.
These activities, as
well as the representational
tasks in international and

regional bodies, will certainly
involve the use expanded
material and available human
Judging froom the work
of previous Chairs. Guyana will
no doubt be involved in
numerous bilateral meeting with
Rio Group states having
varying positions on regional
and international issues on the
agenda. Guyana, therefore, will
have to play a vibrant
diplomatic hand in this process.
During this period, one
of the first meetings is expected
to be the Guyana-Venezuela
High Level Bilateral Commission
which will include a visit of the
Venezuelan Foreign Minister to
Georgetown. Venezuela itself
has some strong views on Latin
American and international
issues, notably on hemispheric
(Please turn to )paenine )

Tourism: For whose benefit?

By Sir Ronald Sanders

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

CARIBBEAN governments and
private sector bodies should
urgently establish a Tourism
Research and Development
Institute at the University of
the West Indies if the industry
is to deliver the much vaunted
social and economic growth that
its advocates proclaim.
Tourism is now a huge
contributor to the economies of
all Caribbean countries and the
biggest contributor to many of
them such as Antigua and Barbuda,
the Bahamas and the British Virgin
Islands. Over the next few years
the industry is expected to play
an even larger role, replacing
agriculture in many countries.
The World Travel and
Tourism Council reports that in
2004 travel and tourism
contributed 14.8% of the
Caribbean's GDP and 2.4 million
jobs, representing 15.5% of total
ceiploylnent. Over the neit 10

years, the contribution to both
GDP and employment is
expected to rise even more.
But, the danger exists that,
if research and development is
not undertaken to strengthen
the industry and spread its
benefits more widely, it will not
deliver the sustainable
development its advocates
There are several pressing
problems associated with
Caribbean tourism.
One of the most important
is the racial divide between its
ownership and management on
the one hand, and its workers
on the other. And, this problem
is likely to worsen in the future
unless it is tackled now.
Given the size of financial
investments that will be
required for resorts in the
Caribbean, it will be principally
white expatriate companies
with access to capital that will
build and own the resorts and
other aspects of the tourism
Tourism may. in fact.
become a 'plantation industry'.
not dissimilar to the old sugar
plantations with absentee
owners, expatriate managers.
profits repatriated abroad and
locals relegated to \\ age earners

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in the way that they are,
companies from developed
-; j countries will have the right of
establishment in the service
S | industries in developing
countries, including the
Caribbean, almost on demand.
Thus, the obvious racial divide
between the owners and the
workers in the tourist industry -
and the unevenness of the
benefits will intensify.
To pretend that the
problem does not exist would be
as unwise for hoteliers as it


And, not unlike the
'plantation' system, if the
disparity of benefits grows
between foreign owners and
indigenous labour, revolts may
occur starting with industrial
unrest but expanding to other
forms of social instability.
The notion of a racial divide
in the industry is a problem that
dare not speak its name. It creates
discomfort amongst many of the
expatriate hotel owners and
managers, and governments are
fearful of dealing with it.
Yet. it -will not go away.
And. if World Trade Organisation
(WTO) rules continue to develop

would be imprudent for
Policies should be put in
place to ensure that the benefits
of tourism are spread widely
throughout Caribbean
communities, not only in
providing jobs but more
importantly in facilitating
But such policies should be
guided by research conducted by
a Tourism Research and
Development Institute which
resides in the University of the
West Indies and has relationships
with other universities in the
region such as the University of
Guyana, the University of
Puerto Rico and the University

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FIVE armed bandits yesterday
morning carted off a quantity
of diamond and gold
jewellery worth $40M from
the De Abreu Creations
Jewellery Establishment
located at E1/4 New Market
Street, North
Cummingsburg before
making their escape in a gold
coloured motor car.
Ricardo De Abreu, a

relative of the store's owner who
was gun-butted and relieved of his
.32 revolver, was taken away and
is currently a patient at the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Police said that the
bandits four men, all armed with
handguns and a woman carried
out the robbery around 10:45 h
before fleeing in motor car with
the licence plate HA 5498. The

Guyana takes leadership...

(From page eight)

free trade, and it is likely that
these will surface during
bilateral discussions.
As Chair of the
Group, the country must seize
the opportunity to promote
initiatives beneficial to
CARICOM by pushing them
to the top of the agenda. As
such, ongoing discussions on
social-economic matters
between CARICOM and the
European Union (EU) can be
given added momentum when
the Group meets with the EU.
The revitalisation of US-Latin
America relations should also
receive crucial attention during
this period.
The Group also has a
special interest in Haiti,
particularly with the

involvement of Brazil and Chile
in United Nations' Stabilisation
Mission in Haiti. Undoubtedly, it
will have to pay serious attention
to the situation there, since
current developments in that
CARICOM member-state
negatively affect political stability
in the Caribbean region.
Altogether it will be
an interesting year as Guyana
takes centre stage in the
leadership of the Latin
American community. It is
certainly not the first time the
country has taken on such
responsibility. In the past
decade, it has twice chaired the
larger Organisation of
American States. Surely, the
experience acquired there can
also be applied to this new

(The writer is Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela.)

bandits reportedly spent about
25 minutes in the building.
According to reports,
the woman and two of her
accomplices entered the store
and began making enquiries
about various pieces of
Subsequently, the
other two men entered the store
and all four pulled out firearms
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The empty showcases at
the De Abreu Creations
Jewellery Establishment
after yesterday's attack by



Armed bandits hit De

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of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The institute should be
funded by governments, the
Caribbean Hotel Association and
other private sector organizations
in the area.


It is in the interest of the
wider private sector to support
such an institute, for, if tourism
is the engine of economic growth
in the region, then almost every
enterprise in the private sector is
dependant upon it to some
There are several other issues
in tourism development that
require research. Constraints of
space do not permit a full list of
the other problems or a
discussion of each of them.
Suffice, therefore, to identify a
There is a marked absence
of scientific research in the
markets from which tourists
come. The entire Caribbean has
long suffered from poor economic
and marketing-related research
and forecasting.
With the exception of a few
countries of which the Bahamas
is pre-eminent, Caribbean
countries also suffer from
inadequate funding for marketing
and promotion. But, because the
tourist boards are advised by
public relations and marketing
firms in London, New York and
elsewhere, such monies as are

dedicated to tourism are spent
on promotion, not on research.
Yet, it is a truism that no
product can be marketed
beneficially in a highly
competitive world without
market research. To do so is akin
to shooting in the dark.
A further problem is the
balance of the relationship
between land-based tourism and
cruise ship tourism.
Increasingly, governments are
being encouraged to spend tax
dollars on infrastructure for
cruise ships. This has spurred
the contention from hoteliers
that this is misplaced
expenditure since the benefits of
cruise tourism do not justify its
Hoteliers argue that
governments should improve and
expand airports, modernise
utilities to reduce costs for
electricity and water, and create
the environment for developing
new attractions.
In the absence of studies
that scientifically examine the
contending positions and
quantify their benefits or losses
over a spectrum of
considerations, government
allocation of scarce resources has
been based on hunches and
political pressure.
The same observation holds
good for 'all-inclusive' holidays,
in which hotels trap visitors
within their compounds. Should
governments continue to use
taxpayers' money to build
airports and in some cases to
subsidise flights by foreign
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hotels with captive guests while
restaurants, shops, arts and craft
centres, and street vendors
outside the hotels see no benefit
at all?
it is very unlikely that any
government will adopt a policy
of no 'all inclusive' hotels, unless
all governments do it
simultaneously. And,
governments are most unlikely
to take such action unless they
can justify it by hard facts and
figures the kind of job a
Research and Development
Institute can do.
The Caribbean has also
talked about "backward and
forward linkages" to the tourism
industry for almost two decades
without acting in a serious way
to integrate Caribbean
agricultural production,
manufacturing and services with
the tourism industry.
Much of the food consumed
by the tourist industry is still
imported from outside the region
as are manufactured products
and services.
A Caribbean Tourism
Research and Development
Institute could provide the
scientific studies and plans to
turn two decades of talk into
One thing is certain: if
there is not serious research
and development of the
tourism industry, it may
continue to contribute to
Caribbean economic growth
and development, but not for
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Why military intervention

By Ron Kraybill ballot.
DOES America see the real voted th
lessons of Iraq? We were going them log
to remove a threatening Religiol
dictator, liberate an oppressed maintain
people, andsave ourselves secular
from. terrorists, all in one nation
swoop. Send; in the Marines, poorly.'
wage a high-tech battle, install
the good giys, and return governor
home, in a matter of months, own p
and ,on a low budget. Oh, cooper
George, George, George. time,
At stake here is more circums
than Iraq. At stake is whether many ri
America and any other nation of suspi
that takes comfort in heavy arms more tl
- can look reality in the eye and agreemi
recognize that the day is past build t
most places in our world when culture
dictators can be successfully manage
overthrown with military isalong
intervention and replaced with be means
anything likely to grow into years.
peaceful democracy.
The following quote from manipu]
the January 25 Washington Post that the
shows why: the kind
"U.S. officials see Iraq at for a p
a decisive turning point following hope, a
December's election to choose a ulterior
permanent government. They and of
had hoped the balloting would always
open the way for a secular a short
coalition that might bridge the guys, ii
bitter divisions among Shiites, back thi
Sunnis and Kurds. Instead, the weapon

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reinforced those i That strategy may
endencies. Iraqis have worked a few times and
fears and the us-or- places in history. But it is
f sectarian conflict, badly but of touch with reality
id ethnic parties that most ;places in our world.
ng militias did well; Several things have changed.
rties that support One is access to weapons and
institutions did travel: Fifty years ago, nation
states had close to a monopoly
ability to build a on deadly weapons. Only
that truly serves its governments could build or
)le requires the buy bombs in large quantities,
of many. This takes or acquire heavy weaponry in
particularly in large numbers, or have the
es where there are technology to kill thousands at
roupswithahistory once. Today technology is
i. The challenge is cheap, portable, deadly, and
negotiating quick getting more so all the time.
It is necessary to Add to that the
Sand establish a growing ethnicisation of
ve and take around conflict. Ethnic groups
t of civil society. It increasingly are asserting their
rney, more likely to identity, organising politically
1 in decades than in and fielding armed fighters
equipped with easily
itary intervention accessible weapons. This
societies so rapidly means that increasingly, the
s not time to build removal of a dictator does not
ooperalion required create safe space for
eful society. The democracy. Rather, it means a
ming there are no descent into hell as rival groups
panion motivations battle for supremacy.
irse there almost We must continue to
is that guns give us supportjustice and democracy
Remove the bad in a world scarce on both
1 some good guys, resources. But we are going to
vith big money and have to do it the long, slow way.
id hope for the best. Woik for improvement of

living conditions and human opportunities to build
rights, recognizing these will take relationships among opposing
years. Support the emergence of ethnic groups, above all economic
diverse civil society groups, ones, but social, educational, and
Strengthen non- political as well. Be exemplary
governmental organizations. in our own conduct towards other
South Africa in the 90s had the nations. Be leaders in moving
most vibrant non-governmental away from our own dependency
sector of any place I've ever on arms for security and
lived; the NGOs played a key demonstrate active commitment
role in teaching skills, values, and to building relationships as a
attitudes that prepared South central strategy for security
Africans for a new era. Use instead.

economic incentives and work
through regional alliances to bring
pressure to bear on oppressive
governments. Actively create

The irony is that the best
of America's military already see
this reality. In a little-noticed
directive in December 2005, the

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and held the unarmed
security guard, along with three
female employees and De
Abreu at gunpoint. They then
emptied the showcases and

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understands that noise from
the jewellery store attracted
the attention of persons from
Nalini Hairdressing Salon,

which is located at 221 New
Market Street. They called
the police but reported that
the numbers they called
'rang out'. They then called
the MMC Security who

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'Department of Defence
announced that henceforth
"stability operations", which are
largely concerned with non-
military strengthening of civil
society, shall hold an equal
priority with military operations.
The warriors in Iraq live daily
with the limits of weapons to
bring democracy there. How long
will it take our political and civil
society leaders to see this?
The nature of reality in
today's world will drive
America to these lessons
sooner or later. The only
question is how long it will
take to learn them, how much
pain we are willing to bear and
inflict on others as we open our
eyes to the age in which we live.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006 11

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The cycle of speculation,
misrepresentation and less-
than-helpful comments on
the flooding in certain areas
has started. They are not
coming from any new or
unbiased quarters. The
distractive campaign has not
prevented the government
from engaging all political
parties and non-
governmental organizations
in a national response. There
was even a thorough
discussion on this situation in
the National Assembly where
the opposition had its full say
on the current situation and
the government updated the
nation on its efforts.
An important feature in
the midst of this situation is that
there have been helpful inputs
from community activists and
even many of the victims
themselves. The affected
communities are working with
the government and the various
technical agencies in dealing
with a phenomenon caused by
high intensity rainfall.
I have restrained from
remarking on the less-than-
constructive comments of the
political activists and some so-
called citizens' group on this
natural hazard. Helpful
suggestions are however most
The government's and
technical agencies' focus has
been to alleviate the sufferings
of people in all of the affected
areas. This is not the time to
score points or use people's
suffering to further any political
plan as some are seeking to do.
But in recent days, the
detractors have widened their
campaign from the media to the
affected communities. Many
residents have complained about
these individuals' attempts to

politicize the assistance efforts.
Perhaps, those who are out to
create distraction need to be
reminded of certain facts.
I am no engineer. But then
again it does not take a genius to
figure out the source of the
current flood high intensity
rainfall, particularly in the
backland areas. Just about
Christmas Day, the water level
starting raising in the riverrain
communities leading to the
swelling of rivers and creeks. The
backland areas reported high,
constant rainfall measuring, in
some days about five inches.
When the rains started along the
coast in farming and residential
areas, our drainage system
became overwhelmed as it was
never designed for this high
volume of water.
Even the eight months
of active work to rehabilitate and
expand the system following the
January 2005 flood proved
insufficient to be enough to deal
with this unusual, high intensity
rain. A new weather
phenomenon in Guyana
The issue was not only
one of capacity. In certain areas,
a few persons had during the dry
season cut dams for irrigation,
and in areas local officials were
not too prompt in their response
to community drainage issues.
And then more recently, there
were the deliberate acts of
sabotage and vandalism by
unknown individuals along the
East Coast prompting the
President to deploy the Army.
A known fact is that in each of
the region there are peculiar
factors which exacerbated the
situation caused in the first
place by heavy rainfall. The
Head of State is not indisposed
to conducting localized

investigations to inform future
Listen to certain political
activists and they want us to
believe that the government was
the cause of the flood rather
than an act of nature. They also
seek to create the impression
that the government sat and did
nothing after last year's big
flood. Affected Communities
know better. GINA has even just
published a summary of work
done in a whole page
advertisement, recently. There is
no outstanding intervention by

the special expert task force that
reviewed the country's drainage
system after that flood. Some in
their comments mix up the short-
term with medium-to-long-term
requirements of our drainage
system in the changing weather
realities. The fact that many
communities which were flooded
in last January flood are not now
so affected show that much
preventative work was carried
out. And, we all remember the
Head of State last year
beseeching local government
authorities to take preventative
steps. He even made a further
special allocation of$100M for
community flood prevention
and control work in some
vulnerable areas and launched a
special massive community
drainage project.

The crude fact is that
along with the unusual weather
pattern and the Coast lying six
feet below sea-level, we are also
victims of our rapid development.
Land areas that once served as
water catchments areas are now
being developed for farming,
residential and industrial
purposes. The breathtaking pace
of development has not served
our drainage well in some areas
given rapid and poor regulated
residential building work. The
experts I am sure can spell these
out for the tech-savvy.

But you would not get
this explanation from some
quarters. Notice how some
sections of the media and their
political acolytes sought to create
a myth of neglect so as to whip
up passions. And these same
elements quickly sought to cover
up the burning and destruction
of key drainage structures at
Strathavoon and Victoria, which
caused flooding to several
communities. Pro-opposition
newscasts are now inventing the
lie that the structures were not
The immediacy of the
response to the flood was
startling. Many remember the
imagery of the President and his
ministers out on Christmas Day
in the Mahaicony Creek and
other areas affected. They also
remember the President's
commitment to provide
immediate cash assistance to cash
crop, livestock and rice farmers

affected. The'Civil Defence
Commission was mobilised and
began providing vital supplies
in some areas along with various
groups. Health care and other
important needed services
kicked into top gear.
Long before flooding
appeared on the front pages of
the newspaper or on the
television screens, government
officials were out working with
communities to deal with the
effects of a serious natural
The response in the

various affected communities in
the six Regions 1, 2,3,4,5 & 6

-continues to evolve-in'keeping
with the changes on the ground.
The assistance is designed to
ensure quick water removal and
help for residents to get back on
their feet early and restore their
economic livelihood.
And when the critics'
accusations about slow response
did not hold water, they then
shifted into the old gear -
discrimination with the aim of
inciting certain flood hit
communities. Several of these
personalities were even making
subtle appeals to ethnicity and
encouraged lawless behaviour.
There will be
dissatisfaction by a few in
some of the areas and some
might be legitimate and these
will be addressed. But to claim
slow response and more
recently discrimination,
smacks of sheer wickedness
and has no place in our
national response.
(Next week, I will look
at the issues raised concerning
the prominent ROLE OF
GOVERNMENT in the flood
response as well these proposed

Police raid


Cummings Lodge

ELEVEN persons including two females were arrested
on Friday when police carried on raids on 13 houses in the
Sophia and Cummings Lodge areas.
They were arrested for possession of narcotics and
pending investigations into robbery under arms and unlawful
possession. Two televisions sets, suspected to be either stolen
or unlawfully obtained, were seized by the police.
Two of those arrested, Lucille Simon of Sophia, and
Kevin Felix of Cummings Lodge, were charged with possession
of narcotics.
They appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate Court
before Magistrate Brassington Reynolds and were refused bail
and remanded to prison until January.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons currently in the public education
system to fill the following vacancies at the Tagore Memorial High School:

Graduate Headteacher
Graduate Deputy Headteacher

Applications and resume are to be made in duplicate and must be accompanied by
two (2) recent passport size photographs.

Interested applicants would need to visit the school so as to develop an
understanding and appreciation of the culture, performance output and current
status of the school.

Each applicant is requested to submit a School Improvement Plan clearly indicating
his/her vision for the school over a 1wo to four-year period.

Applications must be sent to the Chairman, Human Resources Sub-Committee,
Tagore Memorial High School Board, No. 63 Village, Corenlyne, Berbice, to reach
him no later than February 20, 2006.

Late applications will not be considered.

Government ads can be viewed on http.//W ,v'gina

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is seeking to appoint a Special

Responsibilities include:

- Prepiring files, aiid investigating possible violations of the Insurance Act. 1998:
- Proceeding to trial and prosecuting all violations of the insurance Act. 1998:
- Working with the Oftice of the Commissioner of Insurance and other law enforcement
agencies to prosecute violators of the Insurance Act. 1998.

Applicants are required to be an Attorney-at-Law admitted to practice in
Guyana, with at least four (4) years practice, with some experience in Commercial
Law. Knowledge of Insurance Law would be an asset.

Expressions of Interest from individuals or law firms along with retainer fees
should be sent to:
The Commissioner of Insurance
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Lot 126 Barrack Street
Closing date for applications is February 17, 2006.
Only suitable applications will be acknowledged.

Go.'erment ads can ce v:eed on http ir',.vg,

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12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2009

Hamas's Victory

HAMAS did not win its
surprise victory in
Wednesday's parliamentary
election in the occupied
territories because a
majority of Palestinians are
religious fanatics, nor
because they believe that
Israel must be destroyed.
It won because the old
mainstream liberation
movement, Fatah, had
squandered its credibility in
ten years of corrupt and
incompetent rule in the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip, and
because after 39 year of Israeli
military occupation there is still
no sign of a genuinely
independent Palestinian state.
There is actually a
small ray of hope in Israel at
the moment. The political
demise of Ariel Sharon has
changed the dynamics of Israeli
politics, and there is an outside
chance that the Israeli elections
in March could produce a
government that was prepared
to enter genuine negotiations
with the Palestinians. Or rather,
there WAS an outside chance,
but most Israelis will see the
victory of Hamas as evidence
that Palestinians don't want
In fact, most
Palestinians do want
peace. They would quite like it
if Israel were to vanish, of
course, just as most Israelis
would be happy if the
Palestinians vanished. But as
much the weaker party in the

conflict, Palestinians have long
been more realistic about what
they would have to give up in a
final peace settlement. For
almost twenty years Fatah's
demand has been for a state in
the territories that Israel
conquered in 1967. not the
other three-quarters of colonial
Palestine that they lost to the
new Israeli state in the 1948
The problem is that for
twenty years Fatah has made
almost no progress in its
pursuit of that goal through
peaceful negotiations. Indeed,
apart from the first three years
after the Oslo accord of 1992,
before Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin was assassinated by a
Jewish extremist who feared
that he would give too much
away to the Palestinians, and a
brief period around the turn of
the millennium when Ehud
Barak was prime minister, there
have hardly been any real peace
negotiations. Instead, Israel has
been convulsed by an endless
internal debate about how much
of the conquered land it has to
give back in return for a
permanent peace with the
During this period, the
Jewish settler population in the
occupied territories has grown
five-fold to over a quarter-
million people, average
Palestinian incomes have fallen
by more than half, and still there
has been no substantial
progress towards a genuinely

independent Palestinian state.
So it is hardly
surprising that parties like
Hamas. which reject the whole
Fatah strategy of compromise
with Israel. have enjoyed
growing support among
despairing Palestinians.
The fact that both
Hamas and its smaller and
more extreme rival, Islamic
Jihad, are religious parties is
simply a reflection of current
political trends across the
Arab world. Thirty years ago,
it was secular parties like
Fatah itself that were seen by
the Israelis as the extremists
and the rejectionists. In fact,
back in the 1980s, the Israeli
intelligence services encouraged
the growth of Hamas as a
counter-balance to the secular
radicals of Fatah. (To be fair,
that was no more stupid than
the CIA's support for people
like Osama bin Laden in the
Afghan war at the same time.)
Now the Palestinians
have given Hamas a clear
majority of seats in the
Palestinian parliament, and
Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia
and his
Fatah-dominated cabinet
have already resigned. Hamas
will form a government which
will not include any Fatah
members or at least Fatah
leaders are currently
proclaiming that they would
not join such a government -
and President Mahmoud
Abbas, elected last year but

also from Fatah, has announced
that he too may resign if he
cannot pursue a peace policy. So
is the "peace process" finally,
legally dead?
It certainly is for the
moment. Hamas has reaffirmed
that it has no intention of giving
up the armed struggle against
Israeli occupation (although its
armed wing has largely respected
a ceasefire negotiated with Israel
by Fatah and Egypt a year ago),
and it has said once again that it
has no intention of negotiating
with Israel. This really is a
political earthquake. And yet...
And yet there is always
hope, because having genuine
political power and responsibility
for the results of exercising that
power is a crash course in
realism. Fatah made the journey
from rejectionism to negotiation:
it is not inconceivable that Hamas
can do the same. It may just take
more time than remains for the
current peace process, which is
already fourteen years old.
In the meantime, don't

despair just because the United
States, the European Union,
and all their friends have
officially branded Hamas a
terrorist movement, and every
news agency report dutifully
describes it as a group that has
killed hundreds of Israeli
civilians. So it has, but then the
Israeli army is a group that has
killed much larger numbers of
Palestinian civilians. History
has made these people enemies,
and they behave accordingly.
But as Israeli

general and politician Moshe
Dayan once remarked: "If you
want to make peace, you don't
talk to your friends. You talk
to your enemies." A
Palestinian government led
by Hamas and the
government of Israel will end
up in negotiations one of
these days. This is not the
end of the road.
Gw'vrnne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.

RIO DE JA.NEIRO. Brauil. iReutersi Si\ people
drowned in ani underground parking garage in Rio de
.laneiro and at least three more died in other parts of the
city when it ias hit bh torrential rain. firefighters said
y yesterday.
The tropical do4inpour on Fridal night lasted for two
hours, shutting both airports in Brazil's second-biggesi city
and two main thoroughfares. Both airports ha'e since
Water flooded homes in some parts of "ecrern Rio,
rising as high as 5 leet il.5 melresi.
In the Penha shopping mall in northern Rio. slreams
of water flooded the lowest garage level. trapping and
killing six people, a fire brigade spokesman said.
Woman died under tle ruble of a h.ou'e that
collapsed in northern Rio and a nman %as electrocuted on
Ihe outskirts. lesterda,. Ibe bod. of a man "as lound in a
rircr in Ihe Saii Gomnalo disirict. He had dri-nied, a fire
hrigade official .aid.
The storm caused traffic chaos over Friday night, with
long jams forming. Trains stopped running and the Tom
Jo(im Internalioinal \.rpo.rt and Santos Dumont domestic
airport were closed.

Ambassador's Self Help Fund -- --

The United States Government (USG), through the U.S. Agency for
International Development in Guyana, (USAID/Guyana) is inviting
community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations,
institutions, or other local groups working with communities across
Guyana, to submit applications (proposals for grant funding) to the
Ambassador's Self Help Fund. Awards shall be made in accordance with
the Standard provisions governing awards to Non-U.S.,
Nongovernmental Recipients.
The Ambassador's Self Help Fund is intended to support small scale
projects that seek to reduce poverty by addressing basic human needs. It
complements the work of the larger USG.goals and USAID/Guyana
development assistance program in Guyana. As such support will be
given to any project that contributes towards achieving "Broad-based
sustainable development in a well-governed and prosperous Guyana".
Priority will be given to those applications which focus on building the
capacity of communities, increasing self reliance, contain a self-help
component, and can be sustained after project funding has ended.
Applications must clearly indicate what percentage of funding will be borne
by the local organization.
To uplift an application form or to receive additional information please
The Program Assistant
Embassy of the United States of America
100 Young & Duke Streets
Tel: 592-225-7315 Fax: 592-225-7316

Closing date February 21,2006.
The U.S. Embassy reserves the right to fund or not fund any or all the
applications submitted.

Tender Notice

Pre-Qualification of Contractors

The Ministry of Education intends to pre-qualify contractors lor works to be undertaken
for 2006.

The works to be undertaken are as follows:

(a) Construction and rehabilitation of buildings and infrastructure
(b) Construction and delivery of school furniture
(c) Electrical works
(d) Installation and maintenance of air condition unit
(e) Weeding and cleaning
(f) Termite treatment

Interested contractors are required to submit the following information and documents:

1. Proof of financial resources to undertake works
2 List of Equiprment/machinery (must submit proof of o\ ownership)
3. Valid NIS and GRA compliance
4. Organisational Structure and CV of key personnel
5. Evidence of previous projects (must state status of project)

NB: If pre-qualification is being made in the name of a company. compliances must he
in the name of the company and not the owners.

Pre-Qualifications must he placed in a plain sealed envelope, bearing no identification
of the tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner of the envelope
"Pre-Qualification Bid".

The envelope must he addressed to the Chaimnan. Ministerial Tender Board, Ministry of
I education and deposited in the tender bo\ at the Ministn of EIducation. 21 Brickdam.
Stabrock on or before 0(9:1()hrs on lf'ebriuar 21 2006.

The Mmlistr o1f education rescO es tle \ right re11Lto t anle \ tender \x ithoit a\ssignmI

R Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

Bed and breakfast

Proaramme for

launch on Tuesday

THE Guyana Local
"Organising Committee
(LOC) for ICC Cricket World
Cup 2007 will launch the Bed
and Breakfast (B&B)
Accommodation programme
on Tuesday January 31, at the
Harbour Bridge Courtyard,
East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The event which will be
held under the theme 'Creating
Opportunities for CWC 2007
and Beyond... be involved' will
begin at 17:30 hrs, a release from
the Guyana LOC said.
According to
Accommodation and Hospitality
Manager for the Guyana LOC,
Mr. Andre Dukhia, B&B is
making a part of your home
available for rental to a visitor
and making them feel welcomed.
The programme will be
launched in the Eccles/Ramsburg
Neighborhood Democratic
Council (NDC) because it is in
close proximity to the
Providence Station, venue for
Group C of the Super Eight of
Cricket World Cup 2007.
There are four

categories of B&B and the
guidelines for Category A states
that the homes must be located in
Prime Zones and within close
proximity to the stadium.
Facilities should include an air-
conditioned double bedroom with
television and other amenities.
According to the release,
Category B requires that the
facility include a double bedroom
with private access to room and
it should be self-contained and air-
For Category C, the
homes should have double rooms
and could offer shared facilities.
The rooms do not have to be air-
conditioned, while Category D
could be homes in areas further
away from the stadium and may
not necessarily be air-
However, all homes
must provide breakfast while
other meals could be arranged.
According to Dukhia,
residents in Regions Three (West
Demerara/Essequibo Island). Four
(Dcmerara/Mahaica) and Ten

(Upper Demerara/Berbice) are
invited to submit registrations
"because they could benefit
tremendously once they meet
the necessary requirements."
Registration forms are
available at the Guyana
Tourism Authority (GTA) -
Sophia Exhibition Centre or
from the Guyana LOC office
at 91 Middle Street. Forms
could also be downloaded
electronically from the GTA's
website www.guyana-
Presentations at the
launching will be made by
officials of the Ministry of
Tourism, Industry and
Commerce, GTA, Guyana
LOC and the Eccles/Ramsburg
An official of the
Barbados LOC is expected in
Guyana to make a
presentation on that island's
programme while officials
from Trinidad and Tobago are
due to observe the concepts
used by both Guyana and

Plant Quarantine
Department of the
Agriculture Ministry, Dr
Leslie Munroe has said there
are indications that an
outbreak of the dreaded
'Moth' disease (which
induces scratching) will soon
recur on Essequibo Coast.
He said field visits to
several communities between
Charity and Anna Regina
revealed the presence of the

TWO Brothers Gas Station
at Vergenoegen, East Bank
Essequibo (EBE) became the
latest to be attacked when
two men, one of whom was
armed with a handgun, stole
an undisclosed sum of cash
before escaping on a
motorcycle yesterday

caterpillars commonly known as
'hairy worms'.
The creatures are black in
colour and carry two light yellow
stripes along the sides of their
entire bodies which are covered
with stiff hairs (bristles) that cause
the pain felt by persons who
come into contact with them.
Munroe told the Guyana
Chronicle he anticipates the
moths would begin to enlarge
within another two to three
weeks and it would be necessary

According to a police
press release, around 01:10 h,
pump attendant Vishal
Thardanauth, 19, was on duty
when the men rode up and
ordered fuel. As Thardanauth
was preparing to deliver the gas,
he was gun-butted by the man
with the firearm while the other
thief went into the open office

to control the caterpillars to
minimise the related problems.
He said the caterpillars
can be killed by simply
squeezing them with a piece of
wood, without touching them,
or by spraying them with a
solution of 'Fastac', 'Pestac' or
'Karate' pesticide and water.
Munroe alerted all
residents along Essequibo
Coast to look out for the
caterpillars and take action to
eradicate them.

and took away the money.
Bandits have been
targeting the various Two
Brothers Gas Stations and on
January 14, the branch at Vreed-
en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara
was robbed of $120,000 by two
men also on a motor cycle.
Investigations are

'Moth' disease alert

for Essequibo Coast

Two Brothers robbed


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the follow ing vacancies
at the Tagore Memorial High School:

(1) Senior Master/Mistress I

(2) Heads of Department for:
Information Technology 1
Business Education 1

(3) Teachers for:
Science 1
English -1

(4) Secretary -1

(5) Anicillary Staff:
Librarian -1
Laboratory Attendant 1
Sweeper/Cleaner 4

Applications and Resume are to be made in duplicate and must be accompanied
by two (2) recent passport size photographs and two (2) recommendations,
:one of which must be from last employer.

Applications must be sent to the Chairman, Human Resources Sub-Committee,
Tagore Memorial High School Board, No. 63 Village, Corenlyne, Berbice, to
reach him no later than February 20, 2006.

Late applications will not be considered.

Government ads can be viewed on http://www.gina


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of

at the Company's Bulk Terminal, Heathburn, East Bank Berbice.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Operations Manager. Duties and
responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

(a) Responsible for the efficiency and effective management of the Terminal.
(b) Ensuring that all activities to which he is responsible are carried out safely in
accordance with Company and Government Safety Rules/Regulations.
maintaining fire-fighting equipment in good working condition and in a state of
(c) Arranging for the receipt and storage of products both bulk and packed.
Supervising the discharge of tankers and ensuring that products are received in
storage tanks correctly.
(d) Controlling the security of all stocks within the Terminal and ensuring that records
are maintained.
e) Making recommendations to the Operations Manager on all matters falling within
the jurisdiction and executing all assigned special mandates and other related
duties that may be assigned to him.
(f) Liaising with the Marketing Manager in respect of the sale of petroleum products,
lubricants and matters connected therewith.


Diploma in Engineering from a recognized University, or a Higher Technical Diploma or
equivalent plus three (3) years relevant Supervisory experience.


Attractive, depending on qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate must be prepared to work in Berbice and live within proximity of
the terminal.
Applications with curriculum vitae and two (2) references should be submitted to the
Administrative Manager. The Guyana Oil Company Limited, 166 Waterloo Street,
Georgetown not later Friday. February 10, 2006.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006

Harmony of

Civilisation and

Prosperity for All

Chinse Abasadorto Gyan

he Year of the
Rooster is pass
ing by, and the
Year of the Dog is com-
ing to us now. Let us
bid farewell to the old
and usher in the new
with open arms.
Spring Festival, Chinese
New Year according to the lu-
nar calendar, is the most impor-
tant and auspicious occasion for
the Chinese People. On thil
propitious moment, I wish e -
ery Chinese, at home and
abroad, and particularly those
who are living in Guyana, ajo:, .
ous New Year.
Spring Festival is also a
rich cultural event that can be
traced back a long time ago.
It gives full expression to the
Chinese people's desire for
better life, yearning for peace
and family happiness, best
wishes for relatives and
friends, and their keen aspi-
ration for the national pros-
perity and world harmony.
Let us join hands and work
together to make this world
.a better place.


The martial strains have
.lunmmoned me
To hear )our xsorrw;,
Still your pain.
I am the protector of Jus-

Equality my sole friend.
My vision never blurred by
My soul neser chained.
Life without honour
Is life in vain.

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f / Y/ ,- the Cki'ese Commi,'.

,,=e"e 2l 1e0c ,e t "
2006- -, ._-
From the Management & Staff of
Guyana's only National Security Force
125 Regent Rd, Bourda,Tel# 226-7541/227-5072

Year of
In the

VR a OtfIT

the Dog

aradoxically, the
year of the Dog
will bring happi-
ness and dissent in the
same boat. The Dog's
domestic auspices will
bring harmony to home
life, patriotism to one's
country and unwaver-
ing fealty to whatever
cause you wish to sup-
On the other hand, his rigid
willpower and unbending sense
of justice will also lead to ma-
jor confrontations with the
weaker side getting the upper
hand. It is a year in which con-
troversial issues will be awarded
a hearing and unconventional
but effective changes will be in-
troduced. Equality and liberty
will be advocated by the Dog's
noble influence.
We will become more ideal-
istic in our views, shedding
some materialism by doing
charitable acts or otherwise
championing some worthy
projects. It is a year in which.
we will shift away from the
pursuit of the almighty dollar
and become a little more reflec-

tive. A perfect time to reassess
our sense of values, polish up
our virtues and go on crusades
against tyranny and oppression.
In spite of the Dog's dismal
outlook, he brings stability be-
cause people do not usually
dare to challenge his authority
when they see he is intent on
keeping the peace. The year of
the Metal Dog is more feared
than others as he is said to bring
war and calamity.
Needless to say, the Dog's
resoluteness and intensity will
cause clashes, upheavals and re-
bellions of all sorts, but it will
be his good sense and largesse
that will also smooth things out
in the end. His unselfishness

will predispose us to be more
bighearted than we normally are.
This will also be a year in
which we will wish we could re-
lax more without the cynical
Dog constantly casting worries
on our minds. Then again, per-
haps it will be the Dog's ever-
watchful eye that will be the
main force behind keeping this
time calm.
Aside from this feeling of
uneasiness, there should be no
cause for alarm. We can go
about our business as usual
since the Dog makes the perfect
The Dog's year will lend
integrity to our intentions
and makes us act in good
faith. Nothing should con-
cern us so long as we stick to
the righteous path.


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Year of the Dog- 2006.
From the MJanagement & Staff of ;'

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Tel/Fax: 227-2626. mail: kirkent' '

We take this opportunity to extend Warmest
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Private sector alliance

key to CSM success

Geoff DaSilva

THE Caribbean Community's
(CARICOM) private sector, in
an alliance to establish their
own markets that could ex-
tend beyond the regional
grouping, is critical to the
success of the Single Market
to which six countries have al-
ready signed on, head of the
Guyana Office for Investment
Geoff DaSilva said.
On the eve of a ceremony in
Jamaica tomorrow that
formalises the CSM, representa-
tives of the local business com-
munity and DaSilva welcomed
the step towards a single mar-
Guyana, Trinidad and To-
bago, Jamaica, Suriname, Barba-
dos, and Belize signed on to the
CSM on January 1. Other coun-
tries are to get on board by the
end of the first quarter of this
year. The Single Economy is
scheduled to come on stream by
According to DaSilva, the
Single Market cannot be built by
the CARICOM Secretariat, but
by the businesses from the dif-
ferent countries coming together

in an alliance to assist in estab-
lishing their own market and go-
ing beyond that of CARICOM.
DaSilva pointed out that
Guyana's National Development
Strategy (NDS) addresses the is-
sue of enhancing Guyana's par-
ticipation in export markets in
order to allow growth in the
small and medium-size markets
as well as the development of
large businesses.
He told the Chronicle that
Guyana stands to benefit tre-
mendously from the CSM if a
positive and realistic approach is
adopted, and pointed out that in
addition to competition, coop-
eration is essential to the enter-
"Challenges will surface, but
the NDS speaks of diversifying
our economy and we have to di-
versify our markets too. Gener-
ally speaking, there would be
much less-non tariff barriers to
prevent Guyanese products
from entering a CARICOM mar-
kets," Da Silva added.
"Guyana has a lot of raw and
natural resources that do not ex-
ist in the rest of CARICOM and
if we work it right between the
exports and investments, we can
benefit tremendously through
the CSM," he reiterated.

DaSilva also alluded to the
benefits of the numerous over-
seas trade shows and exposition
that Guyanese businesses have
attended, many of them con-
ducted within CARICOM.

"We have been working at
this for quite a while; the Single
Market has always been upper-
most in our minds and the trade
shows and expositions have
started to show very beneficial
and positive results for the local
companies," he said.
He made reference to trade
figures which revealed consider-
able improvement between 2003
and 2004, in particular with re-
gard to Trinidad.
Meanwhile, DaSilva would
like to see Guyana participating
in a massive CARICOM Trade
Investment and Exposition in ei-
ther New York or Toronto.
"It is one of my dreams to
work with a number of private
sector and trade promotion
organizations in CARICOM,
to put on a magnificent
CARICOM trade and Invest-
ment Exposition ...I see the
idea as a fantastic one which
should have a massive im-
pact," he added.
For Chairman of the Carib-
bean Rice Association (CRA)
and Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of the Kayman Sankar
Group of Companies, Mr. Beni

Sankar, the CSM is a positive
development for Guyana.
"In principle, the CSME is
a very good idea because as you
would have noticed [the forma-
tion of blocs] all over the world,"
he said, pointing to the vast geo-
graphical area over which these
blocs extend, and the huge popu-
lations they cover.
"For Guyana to operate by
itself in the world it would be
difficult, and even though we
are teaming up with
CARICOM, you will notice
that the Region is still a very
small player in the whole sys-
tem when compared with the
EU with its 25 countries, he
told the Chronicle.
Solicited for his comments
on the CSM, Head of the
Georgetown Chamber of Com-
merce and Industry, Captain
Geny Gouveia, also referred to
the European Union (EU), but in
light of the rapidly changing con-
ditions under which members of
CARICOM traded with the rest
of the world and Europe, in par-
ticular, and the serious threats
these changes pose to the liveli-
hood of the region's populace.
He said the benefits of the
CSM include guaranteed mar-
kets for Guyana's rice, sugar and
non-traditional exports like fresh
fruits and vegetables. A wide
range of skilled resources will
also now be available to the
Guyanese business sector.
Mr. Rustum Bulkan, Joint-
Managing Director of Precision
Woodworking Limited, said that

while his company has never en-
countered any bottlenecks in
trading with other CARICOM
countries, he nevertheless wel-
comes the CSM to set an open-
ing for other industries to pen-
etrate the external markets.
He urged though that com-
panies should always strive for
excellent standards if they are to
be competitive.
For Violet Lall, Managing
Director of L-Mart Exclusive
Wicker, the CSM is a welcome
development not only for her
business, but for a number of
others already trading with
CARICOM countries, and even
potential ones.
She explained that with the
removal of the trading barriers,
Guyanese exporters shoulI4 now
be able to compete in the other
countries without hassle.
Aermig to to riu sh sees
the free m oveen as ory an-
guring we for our to isn in-
dustry, which should see the
more persons from the Carib-
bean wanting to visit our eco-
torism resorts
This would encoura local
operators to further upgrade
their facilities t, cope with the
added competition, she sai..

A key aspect of the CSM is
the Regional Development Fund
(RDF), a facility designed to as-
sist the less well-off countries,
and the vulnerable sectors in
those countries to become more
competitive in the new environ-
However, aspects relating to
the RDF are still being worked
out and the region's Finance
Ministers are scheduled to meet
after the signing ceremony, to
further discuss and fine-tune the
RDF and its proposed preferen-
tial treatment for the lesser de-
veloped states.
The CSME which is ex-
pected to severely test the will
of member states of
CARICOM, is intended to pro-
vide an open market without
cross-border restrictions and
therefore, seeks to facilitate the
free movement of final products,
goods, labour and services.
The CARICOM Single
Market and Economy is envis-
aged to benefit the people of
the Region by providing more
and better opportunities to
produce and sell their goods
and services and to attract in-

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Self Portrait 1957 by Patrick Barrington, The National Co
(Courtesy of the National Gallery, Castellani House)

RARELY seen works by a much-admired artist of the 1950's, Pt
display at the National Gallery. The exhibition also includes wo
friends including Stanley Greaves, Ron Savory, Emerson Samuels
Moore and Donald Locke, and the mentor and teacher of many o
The works span a period of four decades, from the 1950's to the 19
According to a press release from the National Art Gallery, the ex
return visit by the artist to Guyana after a period of some 47 years, and
conversation arranged for Barrington to meet Guyanese artists on Thun
Barrington spoke of his enthusiasm and eagerness to paint from a v
meetings for discussions and classes undertaken with the Burrowes gi
including the abundant subject matter, that Guyana offered, then and r
and other art forms such as poetry, novel writing and the theatre.
"All the material is here," he advised young artists. "Don't I
his audience which comprised members of the Guyana Women )
and Culture Gallery, independent artists, staff and students of the
the artist's family and friends.,
Barrington himself, after receiving a four-year scholarship to study
Guyana and subsequently switched careers by earning his living as an e
ally exhibited work, however, won positive notice, the press release said
Now in retirement, he is painting again and collecting Guyanese
which had become increasingly abstract even before he left Guyana.
Barrington's early work, including cityscapes of Hadfield Street an
easel, are among those in the exhibition, which continues until Saturday
The gallery is open to the public from 10:00 to 17:00 h Monday
14:00 to 18:00 h.

HIGH Court Judge, Justice
Jainarayan Singh on Friday
granted an injunction re-
straining the Town Clerk of
the Mayor and City Council,
restraining her and her ser-
vants from dismantling the
fence belonging to Peter
Ramsaroop of Jacaranda, Av-
enue, Bel Air Park,
The granting of the injunc-
tion resulted from an application
by Ramsaroop who complained

that the fence had been broken
and sought redress.
A summons to the effect
was issued by Attorney-at-Law
Mr. Narendra Singh on behalf of
Ramsaroop and was heard by
the judge in chambers the same
day. It was made returnable for
February 14, 2006.
Earlier, it was reported that
the Mayor and City Council of
Georgetown (M&CC) had torn
down a fence erected on the gov-
ernment reserve land along the

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COMING DOWN: Mr Peter Ramsaroop at the scene as the fe
employees last week. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)

'Guyana has a lot of raw and natural resources that
do not exist in the rest of CARICOM and if we
work it right between the exports and investments,
we can benefit tremendously through the CSMW'
GO-INVEST Head, Mr. Geoff DaSilva

Key elements .f the Single Market and
Economy aclsdk:

* Free movement of goods and services through
measures such as eliminating all barriers to intra-regional
movement and harmonising standards to ensure acceptability of
goods and services traed-;

S* Right of Establishment to permit the establishment
of CARICOM owned! businesses in any Member State without

* A Cormmon, eternal Tariff a rate of duty applied by
all Membersof the Mnrket to a product imported from a country
which is not a member of the market;

* Free circulation free movement of goods imported
from extra regional sources which would require collection of taxes
at first point of entry into the Region and the provision for
sharing of collected customs revenue;

* Free movement of Capital through measures such as
eliminating foreignex hange controls, convertibility of currencies
(or a common currency) and integrated capital market, such as a
regional stockexchange;

* A Common trade policy agreement among the
members on matters related to internal and international trade
and a coordinatedexteral trade policy negotiated on ajoint basis;

* Free-movement of labour through measures such as
removing allobstacles.tointra-regional movement of skills, labour
and travel bhainonising social services (education, health, etc.),
providing for the transfer of social security benefits and
establishing common standards and measures for accreditation and

Other measures include:
Harmonisation of Laws: such as the harmonisation of
company, intellectual; property and other laws.

There are also, a number of economic, fiscal and
monetary measures and policies which are also important
to support the proper functioning of the CSME. (Wendella

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ttrick Barrington, are now on
ks of his contemporaries and
Marjorie Broodhagen, Philip
f these artists, E.R. Burrowes.
hibition was mounted to mark a
as the context for an evening of
day 19th January last.
'ry young age, his painting trips,
oup, and the perfect conditions,
ow, for the making of paintings

)ok for it elsewhere," he told
Artists' Association, the Roots
Burrowes School of Art, and

art in England, did not return to
electrical engineer. His occasion-
ubject matter for his paintings,

a confident self-portrait at the
'ebruary 4.
)Friday and on Saturday from

Lamaha Canal, west of Sheriff
The fence was preventing an
excavator from clearing the ca-
nal, the M&CC charged.
The stretch of the canal
east of Sheriff Street was dug,
ut the Hymac excavator
-ould not proceed after it got
o the fence, reportedly
*rected by Ramsaroop.
After hearing the ex part
application in Chambers on Fri-
lay, the Judge ordered "that an

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The Caribbean Centre of the
Commonwealth Youth
Programme (CYP) is working
together with the St Francis
Community Developers in
Berbice, Guyana, to produce a
youth magazine which will
document best practices in
youth development. It is hoped
that the magazine will also
inspire and help young people
and youth workers to draw
lessons from it.
The magazine called Making
a Difference' will be launched in
Guyana on Commonwealth Day
on 13 March 2006. It will in-
clude situation analysis, inter-
vention strategies, challenges and
successes faced by the St
Francis Community Developers.
The magazine will also feature
the Caribbean Centre's CYP
Youth Enterprise Development
programme, which includes the
Commonwealth Youth Credit
Initiative, a micro-credit scheme.
Henry Charles, CYP's Re-
gional Director of the Caribbean
Centre, said the magazine will
"contribute to the body of
knowledge on youth work
theory and provide guidelines for
successful youth development
intervention strategies."
St Francis Community De-
velopers has been innovative in
encouraging and supporting the
educational and moral upliftment
of residents in targeted local com-
munities. It provides recreational
facilities and skills training, and
facilitates the establishment of
small business ventures to pro-
mote self-employment, enter-
prise and income generation.
A plan for a Community
Empowerment and Develop-
ment Complex and Village was
unveiled in 2005 under the pa-
tronage of former West Indies

injunction be and is hereby
granted restraining the defendant,
her servants and/or agents from
dismantling, demolishing or in
any way interfering with the
fence belonging to the plaintiff
abounding the lot and extending
southwards from Lots 26-27
Jacaranda Avenue Bel Air Park,
Georgetown, towards the
Lamaha Canal."
The Judge further or-
dered that "an injunction be
and is hereby granted re-
straining the defendant her

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cricket team captain Clive Lloyd.
The complex will cover 10 acres
(about 4 hectares) of land and in-
clude educational, recreational
and other amenities to support
youth empowerment activities
and programmes. It will also
provide young people in the
Corentyne community in
Berbice with the opportunity to
be involved in income generating
St Francis Community De-

"Its efforts are worthy
of emulation by
community and youth
development groups
and professionals
throughout the
CYP Regional
Director, Henry

velopers also works to reduce
the incidence and impact of drug
abuse by emphasising self-worth
and self-development among
young people. The organisation
promotes HIV/AIDS awareness,
detection and prevention
programmes. It offers counsel-
ling and provides a supporting
environment for persons in-
fected with HIV/AIDS and their
families. It also trains commu-
nity leaders to deal with social
"Its efforts are worthy of
emulation by community and
youth development groups and
professionals throughout the
Commonwealth," said Mr
Charles. (Commonwealth
News and Information Ser-

servants and/or agents from
interfering or obstructing the
occupation by the plaintiff of
the lot as demarcated by the
fence belonging to the plain-
tiff extending southwards
from lots 26-27 Jacaranda Av-
enue, Bel Air Park,
Georgetown, towards the
Lamaha Canal, until the
hearing and determination
of a summons to continue
this injunction returnable
for the 14th day of Febru-
ary, 2006."

THE membership of St. Francis with Mr. and Mrs. Clive Lloyd taken at the launching of the
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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (Reuters) Before
going to work for the Villatex clothing factory on
the outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Jose Tico earned
less than $3 a day as a shift worker on Honduran
banana, black bean and coffee plantations.
Today the 32-year-old father of two earns around $67 in a four-
day work week sewing bra straps for brands like Lovable, Victoria's
Secret and Vanity Fair in this brightly lighted, air-conditioned fac-
"Working in a maquila is hard work, it's very repetitive, but it
was much harder when I had to work under the heavy sun," says
Tico, who sews, like the other 600 workers, to the invigorating
rhythms of Latin music over the buzz of machines.
Long dubbed a banana republic for the weight of banana pro-
duction in its economy, Honduras is becoming a hub for maquila
assembly plants, mainly in the apparel industry. Maquilas are
plants, often foreign owned, that assemble products for export.
It is now the third-largest exporter of textiles to the United
States after Mexico and China, and many here hope a new regional
trade accord with the United States could give it a further lift.
The Honduran maquila boom mirrors the banana revolution of
the early 20th century, with thousands of Hondurans migrating to
the country's Northwest in search of factory work.
Textile factories flourished in Central America in the 1990s, cre-
ating low-paying jobs for hundreds of thousands of people, many
of them young women.
Some Central American countries with higher-paid workers saw
job losses after new trade rules last year that lifted quotas on Chi-
nese textile exports, but after initial jitters Honduras and other na-
tions with lower wages have fared better.
Leaders across Central America hope a new U.S. free-trade ac-
cord with Central America and the Dominican Republic, known as
CAFTA, will take the edge off Asian competition by giving the

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The United States is Honduras' main trade partner, taking two-
thirds of Honduran exports and providing half its imports.
"We know we cannot compete with China in terms of price,
but we have invested heavily for years to offer buyers the full pack-
age and we are positive about our future," said Jesus Canahuati,
head of the Honduran maquila association.

The textile industry generates 14 per cent of Honduras' gross
domestic product and employs 5.5 per cent of its workforce. Like
the banana giants in their heyday, maquilas pay little or no taxes.
The apparel industry does not wield as much power over local
governments as banana multinationals once did, however.
In 1910, the United Fruit Company hired armed thugs from
New Orleans to successfully install a new president when the
incumbent refused to grant them multinational tax breaks.
But as the banana business recedes as a mainstay of the
economy, the clothing industry is absorbing job losses.
Local subsidiaries of Chiquita and Dole, which control banana
production in the impoverished country, slashed jobs after Hurri-
cane Mitch in 1998 and more recent disasters.
In 1994 some 50,000 people worked in textiles. Now they num-

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Labour observers say the legacy of labour in the banana fields.
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Honduras' maquilas are organised.
"The Honduran union movement grew up in the banana sector.
Now, Honduras is the country with the most maquila unions in the
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"Next year, we are going to grow by 10 per cent in terms
of exports, and we plan to create between 10,000 and 15,000
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Teenager returns home

Amanda Kakahai called
'Shalini' of 60 Kersaint
Park, La Bonne Intention
(LBI), East Coast
Demerara, who left her
home on November 27,
2005, and was later
reported missing, returned
on Sunday last.
Her parents, Roy
Kakahai and Shelly Surujpaul
had resorted to the media
earlier this month to plead
with their daughter to return
home. They said they had
suspected that she had run
off with her 24-year old

boyfriend who lives at
Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.
Surujpaul. told the
Chronicle Friday that she
received a telephone call from her
daughter who pleaded to return
home on Sunday. Surujpaul said
that she contacted Kakahai to
collect Amanda from the
boyfriend's Liliendaal home.
According to Surujpaul,
Amanda is currently at her
father's residence and she is
hoping that her daughter returns
to school soon. She added that
she is happy that her daughter
has returned and will ensure that
she feels secure and comfortable.

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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 Flood Relief projects:-

i) Block4 (Philadelphia -Plaisance) Reg. 3 & Reg. 4
(a) Lot 1 (Philadelphia Para Field) Reg.3
(b) Lot 2 (Long Pond Versailles) Reg. 3
(c) Lot 3 (Mocha Arcadia-Little Diamond) Reg. 4
(d) Lot 4 (Sparendaam-Plaisance) Reg. 4

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bi.iiing
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 Lot 2 and Lot 4 is G$10,000 each and
Lot 1 and Lot 3 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 08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and
08:00h to 14:30h on Fridays.

5.1 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 to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00 hrs on Friday, February 17, 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
SIMAP Agency

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THE Guyana Relief
Council (GRC) on Friday
presented 500 cleaning
hampers and 120 blankets
to the Civil Defence
Commission (CDC), which
is coordinating the flood
relief exercise, to

Chimpanzees may be
more closely related to
human beings than they
are to other apes, U.S.
researchers reported last
And a second, separate
study showed that humans
are busily pushing another
close cousin, the orangutan,
into extinction.
Both shed light on the
complex and often unhappy
relationships between
humans and our closest
relatives, the great apes.
Writing in the
Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences,
scientists at the Georgia
Institute of Technology said
they found genetic evidence
that chimpanzees may be
more closely related to
humans than to gorillas and
Soojin Yi and
colleagues looked at

distribute to flood hit areas.
According to a release.
the assistance demonstrates the
council's commitment to
providing for victims in distress.
They are encouraging
members of the public to donate
items towards flood relief efforts

mutations in the so-called
molecular clock, using the
mutation rate in DNA.
"Intriguingly, both humans
and chimpanzees appear to have
evolved slower than gorillas and
orangutans," they wrote in their
Experts have long known
that humans and chimps share
much DNA, and are in fact 96
per cent identical on the genetic
Yi's team looked Pr several
specific genes and compared the
difference between human and
One very noticeable
difference is the longer g ..eration
time of humans.
"Humans take almost
twice as long to reach sexual
maturity as chimpanzees (Pan
troglodytes) and gorillas (Gorilla
gorillas), have a longer lifespan,
and have a longer gestation
period as compared to any
nonhuman hominoid," the
researchers wrote.

in the form of cash, cleaning
materials such as bleach, soap
powder and jeyes fluid.
Based upon the
donations received, further
contributions would be made
to the CDC, the release said.

Their molecular clock
suggests humans evolved this
trait just a million years ago.
Humans and chimpanzees are
believed to have diverged from
a single common ancestor about
seven million years ago.,
"For the first time, we've :
shown that the difference in the.
rate of molecular evolution
between humans and
chimpanzees is very small, but
significant, suggesting that the'
evolution of human-specific life
history traits is very recent," Yi
said in a statement.
While humans are closely
related to the great apes, they
are driving many populations of
chimpanzees, gorillas and
orangutans into extinction.
Writing in the journal
Public Library of Science
Biology, Benoit Goossens of
Cardiff University and
colleagues said their genetic
study of orangutans showed a
recent catastrophic collapse
in genetic diversity.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2009 21

$40,000.00 "SHOULD-BE-WOMN"

.-..--..- ---- ... CROSSWORD COMPETITION

SEA ICE floats within the 1002 Area of the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge in this undated handout photo provided by
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska Image Library.
Last year was the warmest recorded on Earth's surface,
and it was unusually hot in the Arctic, U.S. space agency
NASA said on Tuesday. (Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska
Image Library/Reuters)




year on



By Deborah Zabarenko

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Last year was the warmest recorded
on Earth's surface, and it was unusually hot in the Arctic, U.S.
space agency NASA said last week.
All five of the hottest years since modern record-keeping be-
gan in the 1890s occurred within the last decade, according to analy-
sis by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
In descending order, the years with the highest global average
annual temperatures were 2005, 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004, NASA
said in a statement.
"It's fair to say that it probably is the warmest since we have
modem meteorological records," said Drew Shindell of the NASA
institute in New York City.
"Using indirect measurements that go back farther, I think it's
even fair to say that it's the warmest in the last several thousand
Some researchers had expected 1998 would be the hottest year
on record, notably because a strong El Nino a warm-water pat-
tern in the eastern Pacific boosted global temperatures.
But Shindell said last year was slightly warmer than 1998,
even without any extraordinary weather pattern. Temperatures
in the Arctic were unusually warm in 2005, NASA said.
"That very anomalously warm year (1998) has become the
norm," Shindell said in a telephone interview.
"The rate of warming has been so rapid that this temperature
that we only got when we had a real strong El Nino now has be-
come something that we've gotten without any unusual worldwide
weather disturbance."
Over the past 30 years, Earth has warmed by 1.08 degrees
F (0.6 degrees C), NASA said. Over the past 100 years, it has
warmed by 1.44 degrees F (0.8 degrees C).
Shindell, in line with the view held by most scientists, attrib-
uted the rise to emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon diox-
ide, methane and ozone, with the burning of fossil fuels being the
primary source.
The 21st century could see global temperature increases of 6
to 10 degrees F (3 to 5 degrees C). Shindell said.
"That will really bring us up to Ihe warmest temperature the
world has experienced probably in the last million years," lie said.
'lo understand whether the Earth is cooling or warming.
scientists use data from weather stations on land, satellite uIea-
str-c'llemts of sea surface temperature since 1982. and data
from ships for earlier years.

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S1. Antonym for the noun,
3. Word used as a
homophone, i.e, a word
that is pronounced in the
same way as another but
spelt in a different way
and has a different
9. Point on the compass
that is closer to East.
10. Synonym for the verb,
12. Thatis.
13. Associated Press(Abbr.).
16. protects the
arteries and nourishes
the skin. It has been
proven that vitamin A
deficiency produces skin
dryness and scaling.
Mangos contribute to
proper skin hydration
and tone.
19. A person or organization
that co-operates with
another. A state formally
co-operating with

another for a military or
other purpose.
21. European Monetary
System. (Abbr.).
23. Bill of Exchange (Abbr.).
24. men make
mistakes but only wise
men learn from their
25. Bachelor of Medicine
26. Suffix, forming names of
organic compounds.
Denoting alcohols and
plenols; retinol. Also,
denoting oils and oil-
derived compounds:
27. Both Cash and Bank
are usually
recorded in the Cash
Book which is known as
the book of original entry
in Accounting.

2. Synonym for the verb,
4. Choose (someone) to
hold a position, especially
public office by voting.



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Oh yes, we do have our first winners of the
Chronicle Crossword 'Should-Be-Won'
Competition that was drawn on Friday January
27, 2006. Congratulations to Mr. Y Lall of 45
Section 'B' No.72 Village B'ce; Ms. J. Mapp of
Subryanville, Gltown; Mr. Rasheed Khan of
Verg, EBE; Mr. S. Chapman of Arcadia, EBD
and Mr. Keith Victor Gittens of 78, North
Haslington, ECD. They will all share the 'one-
error' prize for submitting entries with one

Adj., chosen or singled out.
5. The number equivalent to
the product of ten and two.
6. In Accounting, the ledger in
which impersonal accounts
are kept is referred to as
7. International Television
8. Preposition.
11. A palm tree with creeping
roots; characteristic of
mangrove swamps in India
and the Pacific Islands.
14. Color of Guyana's National
Flag The Golden
15. Number that is less than

16. Homophone.
17. Neuro-linguistic programming
18. Gray(abbr.).
20. Homophone.
22. "***** men change their party
for the sake of their principles,
others their principles for the
sake of their party". (1874-
1965: Sir Winston Churchill).
23. "He that overcometh, the same
shall be clothed in white
raiment and I will not **** his
name out of the book of life,
but I will confess his name
before my Father, and before
his angels". Rev.3:5.

ABC, all, ally, AP, band, BE, bind, black, /
blot, bond, cells, elect, eleven, elude, EMS,
ENE, ESE, evade, feat, feet, freedom,
General, green, Gy, i.e, liberty, made, maid,
mango, MB, NBC, Nipa, NLP, Nominal,
off, -ol, out, Payments, Receipts, sells, some,
twelve, twenty, white.

the Berbice areas can do likewise from Mr G.
Wynter at New Amsterdam on Wednesday,
February 01, 2006: Mr. Rasheed Khan of Verg,
EBE; Mr. D. Dillon & Ms. M. Dillon of Tuschen,
EBE; Mr. Y. all & Tilstamma Devi Ramdass of
No.72 Village, B'ce; Mr. C.E. Bracelly of
RepublicAve. N/A; Mr. S. Chapman of Arcadia,
EBD; Mr. J.R. Lord of McDoom, EBD; Mr.Keith
Victor Gittens of 78, North Haslington, ECD; Mr.
R. Samai of Cane Grove, ECD; Mr. A.
Rabindranauth fo Enmore, ECD; Mr. Desmond
Pitt of 22 Good Hope, Mahaica, ECD; Mr. Carl
Grenardo of 7 Water Street; Mr. Sheikh Dinool
of 61 Barr Street, Albouystown and Mr. Sheik
M. Dinool of 61 Sussex Street, Albouystown,
Once again, congratulations to you all.
The Official Solution of last Friday's
Competition is now presented to you along with
another "Should-Be-Won" puzzle for
$40,000.00. This new "S-B-W" competition will
be drawn on Friday, February 10, 2006. The
rules for this competition remain the same,
except, that where there is one error, the prize
money is $25,000.00 and for two errors the
prize money is $15,000.00. I f there is more
than one winner the prize money will be shared
among the winners.
So get in the action and WIN! This is your
opportunity to WINin 2006

Upon presentation of a suitable form of
identification the winners listed above along The additional incentives of S1.000 00 and
with the following players of the 40+ & 80+ $2.000 00 for the 40+ and 80+ eritne:
entries categories can collect your prizes from groupings are in effect
the Georgetown Head-office and those from
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You will need coupons and clues for the
coupons so just purchase a copy of the
Sunday or Wednesday Chronicle. For extra
coupons, purchases can be made at our
offices in Linden, New Amsterdam and
Georgetown. You can also obtain extra
coupons from Mr. Vincent Mercurius of
D'Edward Village, Rosignol, Berbice. They
cost $20.00 each or $40.00 for two as they
appear in the Sunday or Wednesday
If you play smart you can win this offer of
$40,000.00. The more you play the greater is
the possibility of winning. The amount of
entries submitted must be covered by the
relevant sums of money (i.e, $20.00 for each
entry) or they will not be judged. Then place
those entries in a Chronicle Crossword box at
a location near to you.
Secure your copy of the Sunday Chronicle of
February 05. 2006 where the Rules
governing all Chronicle Crossword
Competitions along with the locations of all
'CCC'boxes will bepublished.
Players are reminded that no entry is opened
before 12:30 pm on the day the puzzle is
drawn and that judging does not begin before
4:30 pm when thelast entry is opened The
solution to the puzzle is not known before that
This apart curgenerai rules apply
Crossword :omr teeR e

22 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006

16:15/ 20:30 hrs 13:45 hrs
with Tom Welling with Shahrukh/Kareena
plus 16:30/8:30 hrs
with ChristianSlater plus

SI n,


09:00 h Hope for Today
10:00 h Revival Crusaders
10:30 h Miracle on 34th Street
12:00 h Movie
14:00 h TBN
14:30 h The Methodist
15:00 h TBN
15:30 h Faith & Truth
16:00 h Golf
18:00 h Biography
20:00 h Insider 411
20:30 h Dateline
21:00 h Extreme Makeover


05:45 h Sign On
05:55 h Inspirational
05:57 h Daily word
06:00 h Indian Music Break
06:30 h NBC Headline News

07:00 h Gina
07:30 h Countdown
08:00 h Creflo Dollar
09:00 h Movie
10:30 h Everybody Loves
11:00 h Three's Company
12:00 h Sports
14:00 h Fountain Pure's
Money Half Hour
15:00 h Healthy Living
16:00 h Parenting & You
17:00 h Tape Four Stories
18:00 h Mathematics is Fun
19:00 h Catholic Magazine
20:00 h News 2 Week in
21:00 h Extreme Makeover
22:00 h Desperate
23:00 h Movie


06:00 h Muslim Melodies
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
09:00 h Religious Melodies
09:15 h Avon DVD Melodies
09:45 h Playboy Taxi Music
10:00 h Indian Movie: Main
Aisa Hi Hoon
12:30 h Budget At A glance
13:00 h the Ramayan
13:30 h Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix
14:00 h The Diary
14:30 h Movie
16:30 h Payless Musical
17:00 h Birthday & Other
17:15 h Death
Announcements/In Memoriam
18:00 h Weekly Digest
18:30 h Asian Variety Show
19:30 h IBE Highlights Live
20:30 h Indian Movie
22:30 h Movie: Skeleton Man
00:00 h Sign Off


02:00 h NCN 6'0 Clock News
Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with Gina
03:00 h Movie
05:00 h Inspiration
,05:30 h Newtown Gospel
S06:00 h NCN 6 O'clock News.
Magazine (R/B)
S06:30 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 Budget Discussion (R/
11:30 h Weekly Digest
12:00 h Press Conference with
Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h Info For the Nation
13:30 h Feature
S14:00 h Apki Kushi Shakti
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Growing With 1PED
16:00 h Let's Talk (Budget
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's

17:30 h GUYSUCO Round
18:00 h NCN 6'0 Clock News
Magazine Live
18:30 h Kala Milan
19:00 h One On One
19:30 h Close Up
20:00 h 60 Minutes
21:00 h Caribbean Passport
21:30 h Movie


06:00 h BBC News
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10:00 h CBS Sunday
11:30 h Meet The Press
12:30 h Soccer: Spanish
Australian Open Championship
PGA Golf:
Buick Invitational
19:00 h Eye On The Issues
19:30 h NBC News
20:00 h 60 Minutes
21:00 h Cold Case
22:00 h Desperate
23:00 h Law & Order


08:55 h Sign On
09:00 h Sunday Mass Our
Lady of the Angels
10:30 h This week in India
11:00 h Showbiz India
12:00 h Showbiz India
12:30 h Asian Variety Show
13:30 h -The Buzz on Maggie
14:00 h the Christmas Box
15:30 h The Suite Life of Zack
and Cody
16:30 h That's So Raven
17:00 h Fresh Prince of Bel
18:00 h Charmed
19:00 h Greetings and
19:30 h Faith in Action A
Catholic Series


Invitation to Tender


Ministry of Agricullture

National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

Invitation for Proposals
Rehabilitation of Trafalgar Drainage Pump Station
and Supply of Generator Set

1. Intere.lie.J I.ICih tkIa. I .i d c'.,nr,i.Lti r- .iri u Licd it.o -i.biiiil propo-jaI l'..'r
ihe Re jhiliia on ..' v p.un' ui iin l ili the Dr.,IInI.i ',.ii p Si ..lioii.
frai'.lgr. \We-t Co,.- t Berbice

2. Iniere.ied c ..ntratnior:r niu..l utillenJ .1 site mileetinr i .i the pitiup .-laion tL i l 00 Iv.,
on WednesJj\ I' ,ebrurn. 200':,

3. Slubinis.ions niutl be as co'iipreher;lns e a pi':iIblt' deiion ;tra.liin atlequatle
e\pernence ridJ fd'ilitic.L [or the rehdbillirtion and ie'rnl-' ., ;ruch large electricalih
dn eren pumips inclu.i'. e : cti.ontirol panels s\i C'ti laure I.'\ :hat'l inoior-;. a\l l fli p inumps cdi- chr(c pipe ,:,'rk h .t. J i!lin ,,t'co,.ered Intinke
sullips. ecli

4. SuppI'. .:-I ci t .-r 'l ui\eh Je'cii, . tl.c IIc Ihe .pulilp- .Alo
he iilCi ideJ i n the I 'rpir .l .\d.Jiiit'I.l .leiil ..ill be pr''. LJed .-it ih' i' e meeting

5. Prop>,:sil '_hall be ;LubIllt.ied in pl.-iin cled en\ ic.lpe' be.iririn I no iJL'idihfl'.iicori
of ihe contriractir iand marked on [re lop lel haind ...rn'er r>Proi.l lor ___

Proposals sholl be addressed to
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Adminisi ration
Minister of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streelt
Gcorgetom n
inlJ dJ p.' ii d in the tenl der ho\ ,i i et .ith '. e ; i.Jrc.- iL t I.iicr thi n IIr II' bi..'urs- .n
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For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-12htrs



20:00 h Musical Interlude
20:30 h A Return to God's
Biblical Foundation
21:00 h The 7th annual Family
Friendly Television Awards
22:00 h Santa Jr.
00:00 h Sign Off


05:00 h Sign on
05:10 h Meditation
05:30 h Quran This Morning
06:00 h R. Gossai General
Store presents Krishna Bhajans
06:15 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard
presents Krishna Bhajans
06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop's Furniture
Store presents Religious
07:30 h Kennav Hdl Ltd
presents Krishna Bhajans
07:45 h A&S Enterprise
presents Krishna Bhajans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma
(Musical Notes)
09:35 h Local Indian
Performers Host Rocky Persaud
10:00 h Launching of Bio
Diesel Project by IAST
11:00 h Kids Animation -
Ramayan "The Legend of Prince
12:00 h Death Announcement
& In Memoriam
13:00 h DVD Movie:
16:00 h Gurukula Sandesh
16:30 h Teaching of Islam
17:00 h IPA Presents Shi
17:30 h Kishore Local Talent
18:00 h Mere Awaaz Suno
Karaoke Live
19:00 h Birthday greetings,
Death Announcements & In
20:00 h Death Announcement
& In Memoriam
20:05 h DVD Movie:
01:00 h Cricket Indian vs
Pakistan Third Test
23:00 h Christmas Greetings
00:00 h Sign Off

For Sunday, January 29, 2006
For Monday, January 30, 2006
For Tuesday, January 31, 2006
For Wednesday, February 1, 2006 -



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CANADIAN seeking female
per friends. Please send photo
and phone # to PO. Box 86 New
Amsterdam, Berbice.
ARE you a woman (24 36)
seeking a loving, loyal man who
will take care of you financially.
emotionally and physically? If
you. are sexy, honest and
marriage minded write and send
picture today to
J.OIN the Hundreds who have
found friends arid companions
- ,.-,,,1 the J.unior!Senior
,,...I. Dating Service, 18 80
yrs. Call now and get immediate
link when you register. Tel. 223-
8237.von -- Fri. 8.30 am 5
pm. Sat. 10 am 4 pm.
ARE you a single
independent male between 55
& 70 ?rs? Are you honest and
caringand interested in a serious
relationship 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 am 4 pm6.
MIDDLE aged Indian
Guyanese bachelor, and also a
professional would like to
correspond with females
between the ages of 30 and 45
years, both locally and abroad
for a serious relationship
.--, -. : ,.n rriage. Hobbies-
,-,i ,_. rilusic, T.V, and
i ith intellectuals.
*,,.,.- .-,- l-j., P.O. Box 12351,
Bourda, Georgetown. Guyana.

NEED care for your elderly?
Then call Mags. Certified Care-
giver. 263-6184.
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226-
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable rates
Ca.I Rochelle at Cluster
' .- ., on Tel. 609-8109,

repairs and upgrading (home
service can be arranged). Call
265-3050 or e-mail
phiirepairs@yahoo com
construction work welding,
carpentry, masonry and general
construction work. Cal 641-
2729. 228-5357 Mukesh.
,'ITCHEN cupboards,
closets, etc. can be made to
order in any design colour
-.--- nt-i -rl-m kinship over
2 7 -, Call 233-
HAVING problems with your
air conditioning units. bridges.
washing machine. gas stoves,
etc. Then call Linden. Tel 641-

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month! Transfer your domain
and get free 1 year extension
plus free email. A/C. Exclusive
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FOR all your construction.
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
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HAVE a property to sell or
rent? Call Enas Beauty Salon.
24 Cotton Tree Village,
Berbice Enrolment on
Wednesday Training available
- 227-4043, 231-2930, 627-
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.

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S : -.'. in ( .eanada.
C'aanada: 416-4311.-l,45.

iiGu-aia: 25-.-1540

MALES & Females to work
at car wash. Call 231-1786.
TWO Labourers needed to
work in radiator shop. Call 227-
2844. Salary S5 000 weekly.
TRUCKIVAN Drivers. Apply
in person with written
application to Lens. Sheriff &
Fourth Sts.. C/ville.
VACANCY exists for one
Typist Clerk at the Little
Diamond/Herstelling, NDC Block
G Farm, E B Dern
persons. Apply at Shanta's. 225
Camp and New Market Sts..
Tues. Fri.. 3 5 pm. NO
2 DRIVERS, living around
Georgetown. Must have
Licence to drive for 30-seater
bus. Apply in person at 35 Delhi
Street, Pashad Nagar.
2 PORTERS work in Market
preferably around Kitty -
Campbellville area. Starting
salary S6 500 per week. Tel
No. 225-1837, 226-0204.
COMPUTER Operator.
Must have CXC/GCE Maths &
English also Microsoft Office.
Internet World, 16 'B' Duncan
St., Newtown, Kitty.
BEVERLY 225-0891/629-1114.
VACANCIES exist for the
following 2 trained/experienced
school teachers, 1 headmistress.
Tel. 220-4981, 4 to 8 pr. 256-
3812, Mon. to Fri., 9 am to 3
SALES Clerks must have
I ,., of Maths and
2 yrs working
experience Apply in person with
written application to Lens.
Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/ville.
1 DRIVER At least 3 years
- :-:: r"." 1 Barman.
.: -- at least 3
subjects CXC/GCE Previous
experience would be an asset
Apply in writing to P0 BOX

NEEDED Person should have
computer knowledge, good
phone personality, able to work
independently and work well
with others. Contact Email:
pleasant personality,
communication and computer
skills. Previous experience an
asset. Apply with written
application to: Maryann. R.K's
Security Services, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of NIS
and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30.
i,. ~ r r --ihs and
E ..i I -. ,, i,- rson with
i .i I- and 2
references to Lens. Sheriff
and fourth Streets.
Campbeilville. Gftown.
MECHANIC with Auto
Electrical experience and have
knowledge in both gasoline and
diesel engines. Must be willing
to work week-ends and with
minimum supervision.
Qualification City & Guilds
Certificate in Motor Mechanic/
Agri Mechanic or equivalent in
addition of 5 years experience
in repairing trucks, forklifts and
Must have basic knowledge in
mechanical repairs DRIVERS
- for heavy duty and light trucks
- applicants with military and
para -ilitary would be at an
,,,"rnu;,-" NBOND CLERKS -
S.IU armust have at least 4
subjects at the CXC Level
inclus t .: nguage
rn *J r .' r :,, 3
years experience. Apply in
person with written application.
2 recommendations and valid
Police Clearance to: The
Personnel & Training Manager,
National Hardware (Guyana)
Limited, 17 19 A Water Street,
South Cummingsburg,

LAND 408 x 108. WCD -
$20M, Georgetown S18M &
$10M. Call 609-8109
HOUSE lot at 134 Nandy
Park approx. 77.7 ft. long by 62
ft. wide Enquire 226-1084.
Enterprise Gardens size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626-
3955, 222-3610.
x 60' on a corner in S4.8M.
Tel. 227-4040. 611-3866.
1 LAND for sale at Grove
Housing Scheme, EBD with
new foundation. Tel. 627-6199/
LOCATED in Mahaica
close to the New Bridge.
Interested person can calf -
231-4675 or 225-9407
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street. Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft
Price $25M. Call: 612-
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground. ,: .. area
of 2.422 acre
Call 220-9675
TWO transported ad-
jacent lots in Earl's Court.
LBI 18 080 so ft total.
Please telephone 623-7438
between 6-8am and 8-10pm
for details.

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006

LAND 1.2 acres with
citrus, 2-storey building 30 ft.
x 18 ft. 23 Alliance, Timehri.
East Bank Dernerara. Phone
70 ACRES of prime
agricultural land (Titled) 16
acres cultivated with citrus, 2
:.u.]i .i-.., river frontage for
wharf Prince Caralina. West
Bank Demerara River. Phone -
HOPE, EBD Land -
public road to river bank. Ideal
for shios warehouse bond with
active 2-storey general
business -$12.5M (US$62 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
miles from Linden 250 acres
1,800 ft. length width/8, 000
ft. Ideal wharf or sea port
access Essequibo River $100
000 per acre. 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 -
S4.9M, Diamond (corner),
Grove, East Bank and Highway
lands (sand pit/resort). etc. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
buildings. ripe for
redevelopment, located in
Laluni St. Queenstown,
Georgetown, between
Oronoque and New Garden
Sts. Lot size 8,720 sq ft. Only
serious offers will be considered
WE ARE always a hleinq
Vlissengen Road .: i-r!-, _'
Street, Alberttown 160 x 30 -
$7M, LBI $5.5M (only 1),
Republic Park and Meadow
Brook $5.7M & S7M, Happy
Acres $5.5M; Gated
Community, Chateau Margot -
$8M for house lots rich
minds only; Lamaha Gardens -
$12M. Queenstown in excess
of $20M. Bel Air Gardens and
Springs neg. Phone Mrs.
Tucker #225-2626 or Mrs.
Laundry #231-2064.

PHONE: 227-0928.
FOR overseas visitors
- furnished flats. Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
US$500. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
200. KEYHOMES 223-4267,
000. KEYHOMES 223-4267,
LARGE self-contained
room 88 Middle Rd.. La
Penitence. Tel. 225-4345.
TWO 2-bedroom bottom
flats Eccles. Tel. 233-2263 or
647-4466 Rishi.
apartment unfurnished/semi-
furnished. Tel. # 622-8306/231-
ONE 2-storey three-
bedroom house at Lusignan
Public Road, ECD. Tel. 220-
7868, 641-0724.
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.
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-
PLAZA Taxi Service for
rent. Serious enquiries only.
Tel. 227-8576 or 264-2263.
Brickdam US$1 000.
KEYHOME 223-4267, 612-

PHONE 225-9944
St., Lodge. Contact tel. # 227-
2053 after 5 pm.
FURNISHED rooms with
toilet & bath. Bachelor's
Adventure, ECD. Tel. 270-1214
- Gloria.
NEW furnished 2-bedroom
house for overseas guest -
US$500 per mth. Call 227-3546
or 609-4128.
2-BEDROOM apt. self-
contained. 237 Independence
Boulevard. Tel. 626-8822, 231-
6731 Michael.
ESTABLISHED business flat
to rent for any type of
businesses. Ideal for bond, in
Barr St., Kitty. Call 226-4014.
NEW one-bedroom apt. in
quiet area, suitable for single
working girl. Price $27 000.
Phone 227-5852.
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished at 236 Anaida
Avenue, Eccles, EBD. Contact
No. 233-2562 and 623-0338.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
apartment in Queenstown $45
000. Call 641-3920 or 616-8083,
after 5 pm.
swimming pool US$3 500.
KEYHOMES- 223-4267, 612-
QUEENSTOWN diplomatic
home American styled US$2
500. KEYHOMES 223-4267,
FURNISHED one-bedroom
apartments to let from US$650
monthly, utility bills inclusive. -
227-3336 or 227-0902.
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;
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00 -
17:00 HRS).
1 ..0 _H RS.... ............ ........................
APT. houses and rooms for
students, singles and Low
Income earners. ($20 000 -
$35 000). Call 900-8258,
at Mon Repos, ECD. Toilet and
bath, electricity, water. Call 220-
0571, 646-6998.
KITTY 3-bearoom apt. top
flat newly renovated $50000.
Call Mr. Boodhoo 233-2968,
bedroom cottage $17 000
monthly. Contact Tel. 220-7159.
ONE, two, three-bedroom
flats. Furnished and
unfurnished, water tanks, A/C
and fully grilled. Tel. # 226-
1342, 615-3340.
ONE three-bedroom upstairs
fully furnished house, garage,
over head tank. Located Bel Air
Park. Tel. 225-8986/277-3814.
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or
single person $4 000/$5 000
per day. Call 231-6429, 622-
SEMI furnished residential
family property. Big Gardens.
Secure, hotcold, a/c room. All self-
contained. Shades & Shapes.
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy
Acres, Ogle, executive houses from
- US$600 to US$1 500. Enquiries
- pis call 624-6527/220-7021.
3-BEDROOM house 35
John St.. Lodge; 2-bedroom
bottom flat 181 Charlotte St.
Contact Ricky on 622-4614, 261-
1 3-BEDROOM flat house at
8 Bel Air full, .inii-1 with
parking. No pets. ".-;I :. ,: 000
per month. Call 225-1238 -
unfurnished and furnished
apartments in Kitty, Nandy Park,
Republic Park, Lusignan. Happy
Acres. 233-6160.
VACANT possession Mc
Doom Village (back cottage),
downstairs 2 bedrooms,
unfurnished. Contact Prem 223-

APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty/
G/town), etc., bond, C/ville, etc.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
TWO-BEDROOM apartment
situated at Lot 36 Bagotstown,
EBD $40 000. Two-bedroom
furnished apartment situated at
Lot 7 L Be Air, Georgetown -
US$600. Tel. 225-1165.
FULLY furnished rooms and
apartments to rent on a daily /
nightly basis. Price begins at -
$4000 nightly. Phone 227-3336
or 227-0902.
PRIME location in V/Hoop,
WBD halfof a bottom flat for
internet cafe, salon, boutique.
Tel. 225-7074, 225-6430, 264-
2694. Mon. Sun. 9 am 5
TWO-BEDROOM apartment
bottom flat with toilet/bath, light
and running water $28 000
(couple only), 154 Middle Road,
La Penitence. Tel. 227-0328.
FULLY furnished apt. house
from US$400, Office space
from $45 000 $200 000,
Triumph, unfurnished apt. $25
000 $30 000. 609-8109.
ONE four-bedroom house,
self-contained on ECD, 30
minutes drive from city. Contact
227-6993 available from 01
March, 2006. Serious enquiries
RENTAL of kitchen & dining
area with all modern amenities,
at prime location along UG
Road. Serious enquiries only.
Call 222-6510. 6708, between
12 noon and 6 pm.
COMING from overseas check
out Sunflower Hotel or other
locations quiet area daily, monthly,
hourly A/C, T.C store, etc. Call 225-
3817 or 227-0805. We take
ECCLES 2-bedroom
apartment $25 000, Courida Park
- one-bedroom, fully furnished
apartment $40 000. N. P.
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.
generator, A/C, Maids quarters,
ully furnished foreign
embassies. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
SHORT and long-term fully
furnished apts. -suitable for
overseas visitors in residential
areas: Queenstown, Bel Air Park,
Lamaha Gdns. etc. Call: Shades &
Shapes -642-8725.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent. Suit-
able for overseas visitors on short
term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-
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.
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,
ONE furnished 2-bedroom
bottom flat fully meshed and
grilled, located in Roxanne
urnham Gardens. Telephone
and parking available. Call
Victor 227-7821 or 614-4934
for short or long term rental.
UG ROAD furnished
apartments, single & double
room apartments good for
overseas guest, office spaces -
good for any type of businesses,
well-secured, air-conditioned,
TV, security. Meals can be
arranged for guest. Call 222-
6708. 623-3404.
FOR sale or let- long/short
term. An executive two-storey
concrete house, located on the
East Bank of Demerara, 15
minutes from Georgetown, on '/z
an acre of land with a pond
bearing our national flower -
Victoria Regia Lilies. Fully
furnished, grilled, mosquito
meshed, a family room and four
(4) bedrooms upstairs (including
one spacious master room with
bath tub, a large bath and a
veranda overlooking the pond.
Spacious kitchen, laundry room
and 24 hrs. water supply. No
flooding and sufficient
surrounding land space for a
swimming pool or tennis court.
Call 611-7868 or 225-0808.

NEW two-bedroom self-
contained apartment, tiled bath,
etc. Bel Air Park, facing Duncan
Street. Tel. 226-2675.
COMPANIES fully furnished
and unfurnished houses and
apartments, University Gardens,
Section 'K' C/ville, Queenstown,
Subryanville. TEL. 226-8148,
BEL AIR PARK: (1) Very nice
4-bedroom home with swimming
pool and lawn tennis court,
furnished or unfurnished, (2)
another 4-bedroom furnished -
US$1 500 and (3) 3-bedroom
bottom apartment, furnished -
4-bedroom fully furnished,
generator US$2 500. NEW
THOMAS STREET: Large top flat
for offices $100 000 and the
bottom for $100 000. PLUS
others in Robb, Main, Middle,
Church, etc. Call 226-7128. 615-
KITTY- $32 000; C/ville $45
furnished $90 000: Happy Acres
PLACES, Kingston US$1 500;
New Haven US$2 000;
furnished, Bel Air Park, semi -
US$1000; Lamaha Gardens,
Subryanville, Queenstown,
Prashad Naqar, 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, 130
x 90 feet- $16.5M; HappyAcres,
Atlantic Gardens, Bel Air Park -
$16.5M, others. MENTORE/
SINGH REALTY 225-1017,623-
6136 or 64 Main and Middle
Streets, Georgetown.

KITTY S16M neg., South
R/veldt $7.8M. 609-8109.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
187 WATERLOO Street
(front house). Contact No. 233-
2745, 2783.
(Classic) $35M, West Coast -
$5.9M neg. 609-8109.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-
situated at Lot '4' Hutsonville,
EBD. Call 227-6202 or 623-
CANAL NO. 2. North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
WEST Coast for business -
property included. 609-8109.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
ard, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
1 PROPERTY, 2 house lots
for sale $40M, price neg.
Plaisance suitable business
purposes. 231-7666, 226-7817.
1 CONCRETE and wooden,
spacious bedrooms, yard space
for business Charlestown -
$19.5M. Tel. 226-0170.
...... ... ..: -.....! ....... 2 6O.... 7... ... ...................
side business $15M, Brickery,
EBD $10.5M. Gordon St. &
Norton St. $9M each. 609-8109.
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
killed in New Amsterdam. Tel:
LARGE property 2-storey six
bedrooms concrete and wooden
building. 26 Hill St.,
Albouystown. Tel. 223-4133.
PLAISANCE 3-bedroom
Ocean View. one block. E. C.
Public Rd.. corner lot. Asking -
$6.9M. Call 225-5591 or 619-
residential properties in and out
of Georgetown, price from $4M
to 580M dollars. Land for
commercial and residential
purpose in and out of
Georgetown, price from $1M to
$80M dollars. If you are looking
for rental for residence or for
business check us out. Call 227-
0807, 227-0809 or 664-1912.

4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown. formerly Rudys
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 628-5264, 339-
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be negotiated.
Call 333-2990 or after hours -
C/VILLE 6 bedrooms, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens, suits (2)
families, property investor,
land 48' x 141', worth
viewing. Mrs. Y. Wilson 226-
2650, 229-2566.
$30M, Bel Air Gdns. $45M, Bel
Air Park $35M & S14M,
Oleander Gdns. $35M &
S25M. C/ville $9M. Call 225-
7197, 623-2537.
X 60' LAND. Back % of land,
suitable for another house/bond,
etc. Campbell Avenue. near
Sheriff St./Demico outlet -
$20M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
PROPERTY in Atlantic
Gardens, Waterloo St.,
Diamond, Uitvlugt, Section 'C'
Enterprise, Grove, Agriculture
Rd. LAND in Essequibo, 37 acres
for resort with lots of fruit trees.
GOING Cheap! New vacant
2-storey concrete 5-bedroom
house. Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise, ECD with 2 toilets. 2
baths, fully rolled, 110 220v.
telephone. el. 611-8912, 227-
3788 Eddie.
183 185 TRIUMPH
Backlands Agriculture Road. 2
Foundation pads with columns
installed 20' x 30' and 50' x
100'. Excellent piece of property.
233-2546, 623-8058, 623-0501
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, 627-
BRICKDAM/Stabroek -
vacant 3-storey 6-bedroom
luxurious mansion. Ideal foreign
mission $50M neg. (US$250
000). 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:
TUSCHEN Housing 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:
GARDENS vacant 2-storey
concrete/wooden 3-bedroom
mansion, fully ril,..d garage -
$7.5M (US$37 '-"",. Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
new 2-storey concrete property
on 14 acre land 3-bedroom, 2
toilets, 2 baths $15M (US$75
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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:
STARR Independence 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 (US$15 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
Ressouvenir (pool), Atlantic
Gardens $16.5M & $45M.
Triple lot), Industry $8.5M.
uySuCo' Gardens, Bel Air
Village. Blygezight $10.5M &
S20M. (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 -
S2.5M/$3.5M. TEL. 226-8148,

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:
OVERSEAS/Local owners
of buildings we have general
management services paying
bills rate/taxes/repairs/
landscaping. Ederson's -226-
5496. Email:
URGENT needed -
Commercial, residential
buildings for sale or rent.
Regent St., Robb St., North
Rd., Church St., Vlissengen
Rd., other area not mentioned.
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:
NEWTOWN. Kitty front
concrete/wooden 6-bedroom,
back 4-bedroom with toilet &
bath, kitchen $10M (US$50
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i :
GIFT: Republic Park -
residential 2-storey, 4-bedroom
mansion on 3 house lots area
for tennis/swimming pool -
$20M (US$100 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ECCLES residential
vacant corner fully concrete 2-
storey new luxurious bedroom,
2 huge .: .i,-,q r:,ms 25M
neg. (U_: 1i ":''i o Ederson's
- 226-5496.' Email:
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete 4- bedroom house,
South Ruimveldt Gardens .
Contact Ronaldon 662-5033 or
Samantha on 624-1370. No
reasonable offer refused.
Vacant possession.
D'URBAN St.. Lodge -
vacant 2-storey concrete/
wooden, building note 4 2-
bedroom Hollywood dpaiqned
apartments $13M '- :., 5
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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13 -14 PANDIT Street.
Bagotstown, East Bank
Demerara. Modern luxurious
3- storey building on double
plot of land. Ideal for home,
hotel. school or a retirement
home. Tel. 623-0501. 623-
8058. 233-2546.
KITTY S9M. Business
Place $15M, Business Place
- $10M, Montrose 5M
Curnmings Lodge $6M.
Alberttown $6M. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency, Office
225-0545, 614-5212. Home
new 2-storey ranch type
mansion on 2 lots, 10 coconut
& fruit trees, area for tennis/
swimming pool $26M
(US$130 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana. net. gy
PRINCES St., near Camp
St. vacant 2-storey top 3-
bedroom bottom 2-bedroom
with modern conveniences. If
qualified move in today -
6.5M (US$32 000).
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:
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GIFT: High land no
flooding Yarrawkabra 3
buildings, light, water, general
store, 2-flat 2-bedroom house.
1 unfinished 2-storey concrete
4-bedroom. 26' x 38' building
land, acre $4M neg. -
(US$20 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
UG ROAD one-year-old
two-storey concrete building
well-designed with going
business. Restaurant, bar, roof
garden, Internet Cafe, Office
spaces, self-contained
apartments. Serious enquiries
only. Call 222-6510. 222-6708.
PRINCES St., N/B $6.3M.
Annandale Sth $3.3M/$2M,
Ruimzight Gdns. $12.5M,
Crane Old Rd. $9M. Land:
Foulis. ECD S9.5M. Bachelor's
Adv.. ECD $5.5M. Call 223-
6346/263-7110 Seeker's
Choice Real Est.

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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
2-s;orey 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 Lall. Day 226-7806;
evening 225-8410.
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.
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.
bedroom home on over 10 000
sq. ft. of land, ideally located,
going for only $35M. BEL
AIR GARDENS: Large vacant
Very nice 3-bedroom home on
a quiet corner $50M, and
another 4-bedroom $40M.
BEL AIR PARK: Large dream
home with 8 bedrooms,
swimming pool, 2 kitchens, 2
living rooms, play room,
exquisite grounds US$1M
neg. and lots more all over. Call
226-7128, 615-6124.
Home of better bargains."
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, HappyAcres- $21M, LBI,
Earl's Court $16M, Republic
Park $20M on double lot. BUY
Phone Ms. Tucker #225-
2626, Ms. Landry- # 231-2064
or e-mail:

SET. CALL 227-4584.
290 TRACTOR seliiig
for parts. Tel. 621-0C94. 612-
SALE. TEL: "16116-0 i

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EBD C ,l 225-35i18. G-

I4-FT box c.i iner iray
(alLMninium) Corntact 26(;-
2806. Ceil 621-2859.
ONE lih/acare Homeca!
Hospital bed, practically newv
Phone 226-5335.
i" i r f j ,.i ., t L'b ,, E E
T r 1:i .- I T : 1 i
Trau ,m ? i . i, i_ 1h -,
227--.54- 2 6Pi i.
TIPE Tk r"f T-irr r ar.g
DC3:nir- tia n r.Os -onlac, Tir.3 .,
'King.T 2 '9 -6 '.l"
15 5 fTnrack shl.p fr saile
S*':: i :,, i ?2G.,318 62Z.2
5181. P, e negoi.aole. .

PURE bred pit bulls,
fully dewormed and
vaccinated, 12 wks. old.
227-3571, 225-5029.
ONE Bedford 330 diesel
engine. Good working
condition. Contact 265-3113
or 610-6686.
enticing French and
American lingerie. Call
225-4495 or 626-3178.
ONE used 6 Hp Briggs and
Stratton engine. No reasonable
offer refused. Tel. 227-2844.
DACHSHUND mixed pups,
7 weeks old. Very fluffy. Call
265-4448 or Cell 643-2902.
LAB equipment full
works to start a lab and 1
Yamaha generator, 2 600
watts. Tel. 225-3199.
2400 watts generator.
Priced to go. Tel. 255-3718,
226-9078, 622-4275.
2 INCH bangamary seine
$18 000 per bundle (25 Ibs
each). Tel. 259-3158.
HONDA 450 motorcycle.
Price slashed to half. Tel. 226-
4000. Owner leaving country.
DOBERMAN pups, mixed, 7
weeks, fully vaccinated. Price
$5 000. Contact Mrs. Dolly. Tel.
No. 263-5421.
Reso Machine, Show Cases,
Rotisserie to accommodate 10
whole chickens. Tel. 225-
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
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.
1 PURE Bred. German
Shepherd, 3 years old. 3 Pure
Bred Doberman pups, 7 weeks
old. Tel. .233-2546. 623-0501.
PUPS mother and father,
short and fluffy, 6 weeks old,
vaccinated and dewormed. Call
220-4825, anytime.
2 TWELVE inches speakers
with box 750'. 1 Kelvinator
freezer 3 x 2 feet. Tel. 266-
0049, 619-2084.
CHLORINE Tablets 3"
for swimming pools only.
Phone: 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm) Monday to Friday.
wardrobe, beds, stereo sets for
wedding. disco, etc. At a
reasonable offer. Tel. 220-7252.
BRAND new crash bar to fit
new & old model RAV-4 $75
000 cash. Call 624-8402. 227-
7677. 225-2503.
GERIMAN Shepiherd &
Doberman p.ips 8 wheels
older, fillv vaccinated &
dnwo-irned ,$15 000 QIach.
Tel.,229-6 5 7., 610-8071.
FREON :- 11 12, 22.
502, 134A 404A Also
Hehlun for lolons, and Arg]on

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Leas, :n Es3'"!uibv, Great'
,Toui- n ; 'n, '.P t i alc To I
PARTS for dryers/
washers theornos tat, -bels,

II L I. Cail 231-6429,
' "2255776.
-,E .3^,tF. Caterpillar
'rigind. oniu .Ig i :.ed trailer, one
Ni, sain La ar C 33. All
6527;. ,. ,;
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HOUSEHOLD furniture.
Continental refrigerator.
Excellent condition. Secure
close, energy saving feature.
Bargain. Telephone 227-3542.
1 DOUBLE door non-
frost Mitsumi refrigerator.
Price -$60 000. 1 suite.
Price $30 000. Call 622-
7926 or 229-6451 from 6 pin
week days.
ONE 12.5 cu. ft. 2-door no
frost fridge, like new. Asking -
$75 000. One Honda 90 lady
motor bike, runs good. Call
225-5591, Cell 619-5505.
4 SIDES sliding double
glass complete back door, with
glass for Nissan passenger bus
with 4 seats. Contact Joyce 223-
4974 or Roy 641-1129.
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
& chest freezers. Best offer.
Phone 612-0695.
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.
TWO-Door English Ford
Sports car shell in perfect
condition and Toyota Cressida
car. Reasonable offer. Contact
Office hours 8.30 to 4.30.
Telephone No. 225-1911.
OXYGEN and acetylene
gases. Fast and efficient
service. 10-11 Mc Doom
Public.Road, EBD. Phone:
223-6533 (8 am 4 pm)
Monday to Friday (Saturday:
8 am 12 noon).
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new: 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialing m-t.,.r..'-l,
next to new: 1 .ir'ii il r i
truck pump; 1 battery
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
1 ERF Flat Bed lorry -
17-ton, with 5-ton Hiab. Just
arrived from UK, can used
as a vehicle transporter.
Price $3.975M (nea.).
Contact Raj 275-02-08,
626-0350 or Bayee- 662-
ONE 3406 B
reconditioned Caterpillar
engine with one 10 x 8 Berkley
pump complete with battery
starter ready to work. Price
negotiable. Contact Winifred
Razack 444-6129/644-3443.
SKY Universal, authorised
dealer'for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay
Per View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231-
6093, 227-1151 (Office).
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CAUSTIC soda: 55 Ibs -
$4,000: Alum: 55 Ibs $5,000;
Soda Ash: 50 Ibs $5.000:
Sulphuric acid: 45 gals -
$45,000; Granular Chlorine,
Chlorine gas. Phone: 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Monday to
WATCH and calculator
batteries, new shipment just
arrived. Only $200. fitted free
while you wait. Guyana
Variety Store and Nut Centre.
Robb Street, opposite Salt &
Pepper Restaurant. Tel. 226-
4333/227 -1228.
1 ISUZU Trooper engine
V WD gear box S220 000
1 5-!b gas tank apl,rox. halt
filled $120 000 I steel
trolley $80 000, I Massey
Ferguson dump trailer in
working condition S190 000
Call 641-2729, 228--357.

pto on b'ed, qood o general
condi' i on -i l 251 4H Et.
t-' E 1 .. ii *
v;it 15t ,\ i8 *t. purple heari
s i uc'" i 0.5M. Loc ted
fiddle "'laz rui' Call 223-
5051 1,
S5-HE.ADED 6r' width
planner Price il.8 neg.;
.2 .16'" Service planner
S,. m'l li.,.. $600 000
,;iin. 'A'adi .-, 1 moveable
table saw. c'lr ip t1 6 P ;-.e -
$500 000, Raj '25-(0120i or
626-'0'350 or Baves -662-

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.
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.
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.
CANDLES 10" tapered -
white & coloured, absorbent
cotton wool G$500, Sunny
baby children pampers large/
ex large, hospital pads.
Available in wholesale and
retail quantities. Contact Twins
Pharmacy. Tel. Nos. 226-6617.
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.
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WRANGLER Jeep for sale.
Call 227-3308, 660-4851.
ONE Nissan Caravan
minibus, in good condition. Tel.
NISSAN Caravan E 23
in working condition. Tel.
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel.
# 642-5899.
1 DOUBLE Cab Toyota
Hilux Pick-up. PGG 983.
Telephone 624-7295.
2 TOYOTA buses.
Super Custom, diesel
engines. Tel # 225-1429.
624-1147. .
1 3Y MINIBUS for sale, in
working order. 225-9304 or
*Lot 10 Meadow Bank.
2 AT 170 Coronas. Price -
$675 000 neg. Tel. 621-1071,
1 NISSAN Pathfinder. A/C,
CD. mags. Call 660-9993. 227-
855,0, Anita.
1 300 NISSAN Canter truiJ'
1 4-door Hond- Civic Cont-.
tel. 222-2300.
1 AE'91 TOYOTA Corolla
automatic $750 000 Conrtact
Rocky -- 225-1,100, 0f1-590,
1 AT 192 CARINA fuLly
lo dci-0 ; ex.'c oll'nt condition

3 i-70' ('1 3

Land FRo er wit h al( rims

go. 4 621-. 445
Corona..automatii -** l,-,"
conh'rtion. Price- iable
Telephoe 223-1557.
'1FORD F150, 1999, 2-door
automatic, fully loaded $3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,

1 NISSAN Cherokee,
excellent condition $850
000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902.
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf -
crash bar, A/C, alarm, mag
rims, CD set. Excellent
condition. Tel. 226-2514.
TOYOTA Mark 11 Presida
- cassette, player and radio
set, in good working condition.
Tel. 646-2839, 231-4592.
ONE Toyota Cressida
motor vehicle. Contact Twins
Pharmacy. Tel. Nos. 226-
6617, 226-7483.
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer
and one Toyota Carina 212.
Contact 54 Craig Street,
Campbellville. Tel. 227-2435.
1 TOYOTA RZ Long base,
EFI. cat eye, mags, music -
$1.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
- long tray, 17 feet 4D 32, a/
c, immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
.NISSAN B13, Toyota
Wagon EE 90. Both PGG
series. Excellent condition.
Tel. No. 611-3886, 225-
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
1 AT 170 Corona $550
000. 1 AT 170 Wagon Corona
- $600 000. Contact Plaza
Taxi. Tel. 225-0431.
SERIES 3 Land Rover, 3
'-ton. Enclosed truck, all
parts for Mercedes Benz.
Tel. 227-7777.
1 RZ bus, good condition.
Contact Tirbani 233-2562,
623-0338, 199 Anaida Ave.,
Eccles. EBD.
TOYOTA Station Wagon
KA 67, good working
condition, back wheel
drive. Call 225-1546,
1 AE 100 Sprinter Toyota
motor car excellent, fully
power, automatic $1.1M neg.
Call 628-7737.
1 EP 82 Toyota Starlet,
excellent condition. Price -
$850 000 neg. Tel. # 265-
6690, 661-3123.
ONE Toyota Mark 11 GX
80 in good condition. Mag rim,
tape deck. Tel. cell 641-1225
or Home 266-2127.
or --------
ONE 125 CC Scrambler in
good working condition, CD
player. Tel. 225-8251, 660-
0452 Gary. Price $260 000
ONE RZ minibus, BJJ
series, in excellent condition,
mag rims, music system, A/C,
etc. Owner leaving $1.8M
negotiable. Tel. 644-4042.
ONE Nissan Pulsar 4-
door, mags, silver CD Player.
Fully loaded, like new. Call
225-5591 or 619-5505.
1 NISSAN Sunny B 13 -
stick gear, one owner, PHH
series. Price $700 000 neg.
Credit available. Call 628-
1 /\T 150 TOYOTA Corona
white motorcar, excellent
Lnork!nij condition. ai toima i
Tel 270.41 i ;9-6087.
TO'YOTA 1 (-8 CC Hiux
Surf 4-'~.heei drive jeep.
Contact Mr Edwards. Tel. #
225-05.48. Price $2.8M
I i

1 HONDA Integra fui y
io 1 ,its,ishl i Lance -

CN Lo:iq uaso RZ n'i;'i
s EF, I excel ert
condi, 0n nusic system.
mpllfiL;rimn. riminis Must be
sold. 0Cwn'". leaving. Tel.

65. 1 Cnr J6(:.

$1.7M, Toyota Corulla /E a1 -
$900 000, Toyo)faCorolla 11t -
$775 000, Mitsubishi Lancer/-
$1.9M & $2M. TEL. 226-8149,

TOYOTA Camry. fully
powered, mag rims. Price neg.
Tel. 623-8321 anytime, 218-
0901 after hrs.
good condition mag rims,
stick gear, tape deck. Tel: 626-
6837 after hours # 220-
ONE Honda 250 motor
scooter in good working
condition. CD 1280. Price -
$250 000 negotiable. Tel. 661-
ONE AA 60 Carina. in ex-
cellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck,
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
1 HONDA Civic 1999
model manual, fully
powered. A/C, PJJ series -
$2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Price
$500 000 neg. Call 226-
2833 or 233-3122.
ONE Nissan Laurel -
fully loaded, Model C 33.
4-cylinder, gear, (PW, PM,
PS). Price neg. Call: 223-
9021, Cell: 629-7419
(1) CORONA wagon -
never in hire-lady-driver,: (1)
small mini-bus private. ie!:
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.
TOYOTA Corolla AE 100,
excellent condition. Fully
powered, DVD, mags. flair kit.
Price $1 250 000. Tel. 220-
1627, 621-9099.
Corolla automatic, fully
powered, PHH series, never
in hired $1.3M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or-621-
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray,
dual air bag, mag rims, etc.
- $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416.
1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux
Surf, in excellent condition.
Contact Ganesh 147
Industry H/S, ECD. Tel. #
222-4966 or 222-3657.
AT 170 CARINA $750
000, Marino $1.1M. # 225-
7126 Dolly's Auto Rental, 272
Bissessar Ave., Prashad Nagar.
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough or
Timber Grant. Price neg.
Contact Lawrence. Phone
TOYOTA Carina Wagon
5K engine. HA series.
working condition $200 000
neg. Contact 617-8443. 223-
4178 Ear.
1 NISSAN FB 12 Sunny -
inm aculate condition. 15"
niag ri's, r; usi A/C, etc
Pice $600 000 neg. 609-
7,312. t, 5-1756- Ray.
I-iONDA Ciwv C-oor n1'
P/B, A/C, CD. unrool
Price to ao $495 000 nec
C'i! Richard 227.480,;.

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$500 000. Contact
Rocky #.621-5902 a7 ;
AE 100. Toyota Ceres -
automatic'fuly' pbewered, a!
c. mag rims, CO player,
spoiler. P.HH sdris. $1.3M.
Contact Rocky -225-1400 ore
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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006

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, 615-2817
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4 4-
Runner. 22R engine
manual, mag rims, root
rack, A/C. CD Player. PGG
series $1.7M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer.
immaculate condition, fully
loaded. Colour Silver Grey.
Owner driven (female). Call
NISSAN Maxima V6
model, fully powered seats
& sunroof. Just off wharf, not
registered selling as is $450
000 to register is an average
of $60 000. Call 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
JAGUAR XJ 12 12-
cylinder Sports car, needs
general work, sold as is -
250 000. Call 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
Convertible Sports car only
- 17 000 miles, 5-speed, CD
Player, like new $2.2
million. Call 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
YAMAHA Virgo 750cc
motorcycle, just imported
into country, not registered,
will register at no cost to
buyer $250 000. Call 624-
8402, 227:7677.
NISSAN Pathfinder SE
V6 2-d/oor fully powered,
automatic, A/C, sunroof,
auto start, alarm, CD Player,
mag wheels, roof lights,
front electrical damaged,
already bought most of parts
back, sold as is $1 Million.
Call 624-8402, 227-7677.
FORD Taurus Luxury
Sedan 4-door. fully
powered, 46 000 miles, just
imported into country. not
registered, will register at no
cost to buyer $1.5 million.
Call 624-8402, 227-7677,
MAZDA Titan box truck
extended height box, fully
powered A/C, like new,
never registered, will register
at no cost to buyer $1 900
000 cash. Call 624-8402,
227-7677. 225-2503.
BMW 325 I Convertible
- auto start, alarm, TV. DVD
System, very nice. Must see.
Low miles $2.5 million.
Call 624-8402, 227-767.7.
LINCOLN Town car
(Ford) 4-door luxury Sedan
- automatic. power window,
locks, seats, digital dash, TV
& DVD Player, air
conditioner, only 47 000
miles, like new $4.5
million. Call 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
ONE RAV-4 GX 1997
model 98 000 KMH,
airbags, alarm, remote
doors foreign, no plate, fully
loaded. Immaculate
condition $4.2M neg.
Phone 220-1543 or 645-
1 12-SEATER Town Ace
minibus $800 000
negotiable. (Excellent
condition). No good offer
refused BGG series.
Contact David or Odel for
details 218-4307, 226-
TWO Kawasaki Ninjas,
cat eyes, ZX 600 -
excellent condition, one
owner, leaving helmets,
covers, accessories. No
reasonable offer refused.
Phone 223-1885, 642-
1 SV 32 Toyota Camry
(private hardly used),
automatic, fully powered, A/
C, mag rims, clean car.
Price $1 350 000. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
OFF the wharf (collect
car same day) AE 100
Sprinter Corolla $1.2M,
down $9 000 weekly or -
$1M down $12 000 weekly.
Also Carina AT 192 & AT 212
Lancer. Call 231-6236.

ONE 2-ton enclosed
Mitsubishi Canter GHH 7721.
Price $1 650 000 neg. One
Toyota RZ minibus, automatic,
15-seater with mag rims and
music set. Price $1 650 000
neg. Tel. 259-3158.
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 SV40 Toyota Camry
(PHH series), automatic, fully
powered. A/C, chrome mag
rims, CD player, new tyres.
Immaculate condition. Price
-$2M. neg. Contact Rocky
- 225-1400 or 621-5902.
mags, music, Al condition, PJJ
series. $1 150 000 neg. AT
150 Carina, very good
condition. Price $480 000
neg. Rajen 275-0208, 626-
0350, 643-3914.
1 TOYOTA Mark 11. GX
81 excellent condition,
remote start, alarm, DVD/CD
Player, brand new tyres and
magrims, very low mileage, A/
C, fully powered. Call 613-0613,
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 neg.
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.
1 HONDACRV (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 225-1400.
HYUNDAI Accent car -
PFF series, excellent
condition $675 000
negotiable; Toyota Corolla
AE 111, never registered -
$1.7M negotiable. Purchaser
to pay registration. Mint
condition, very low mileage.
Contact Hakeem 276-
0245, 628-4179.
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-
AUTO 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 up.
2005, 1000 RR HONDA
RED, 2004 KAWASAKI, 636
ZXR GREEN. TEL. 612-0099,
444-6617 OR 615-3226.
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha
O/B engine; 1 Mini Bus
scrap; 1 KE 10 engine &
gear box; Y HP motors;
poultry waters, trays troughs,
etc.; 1 wooden boat, 1 paper
feeder, spray cans.
computers and more. Must
be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
JUST arrived from Japan -
Toyota Carina AT 192 $675
000; Mitsubishi Lancer CK 2 -
$925 000; Toyota Corolla AE
111 $850 000; Toyota Corolla
Wagon $650 000; Mitsubishi
Mirage $1 050 000;
Mitsubishi RVR $925 000;
Toyota Raum $975 000. All
prices are negotiable and
quoted on the wharf. Contact
Hakeem 276-0245, 628-

- 226-4939. A NAME AND A
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Toyota Corolla NZE 121,
AE 110, EE 103, Honda
Civic EK3 & ES1, Toyota
Hilux Extra Cab- LN 172, LN
170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab YN 107. LN
107. LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux
Single Cab LN 106,
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN 185
YN 130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E, FE6387EV,
Toyota Carina AT 192. AT
212. Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV R01, Toyota RAV 4,
ZCA 26, ACA 21, SXA 11,
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

CALL 222-3267.
PLEASE CALL 223-1447.
and sew. Tel. 226-9038,
GIRLS to sew. Apply
353 East St. Opposite G/
town Public Hospital.
CERTIFIED Hair Dressers.
Contact tel. 233-2520, 647-
6185, 613-5426.
18-23 ECCLES
LIVE-IN Domestic from
country area. Age 30 to 45
years. Tel. 223-0742.
ONE experienced
Dispatcher for Taxi Service.
Call 227-3336 or 227-0902.
1. MALE Receptionist
(Shift), 2. Maid. Apply in
person Hilton Crest Hotel.

ONE Live-in Maid, 2
waitresses. Contact Bibi
Jameel. Phone 220-5244.
14 Vryheid's Lust.
1 PURI Cook and 1
regular Cook to work from
5 am. 2 Salesclerks. Apply
within. 53 David Street.
experienced country lady
needs a job as a general
domestic. Tel. 226-9410.
apt. for working persons
in city or suburban with
moderate rental. 226-
ONE Live-in Domestic
between the ages of 25
and 45 years. Contact No.
662-8940 Paula.
HOUSES or land to rent
or sell. Available clients.
Sonja Realty 225-7197,
Security Guard for business.
Good salary. Tel. 227-3233.
ONE Live-in Domestic.
Between ages 18 and 30
years old. Call Tel. 227-5665,
Contact Salo's Liquor
Restaurant and Bar, 10 Peter
Halls, EBD. Tel. 233-5264.
Apply in person to Hack's
Halaal Restaurant, 5
Commerce St., G/town, 9
- 11 am.
Dispatchers needed urgently.
SERVICE 223-7909, 621-
experience. Tel. 223-5204 or
628-7605 or apply within to
50 Cummings St.
Mechanic with knowledge
of welding, 1 canter truck
driver. Lot 10 Meadow
Bank 225-9304.
Masons with own tools.
Apply Guyana Variety
Store, 68 Robb Street.
Ask for Johnny.
SECURITY needed. 3
years Military or Para
Military training. Contact #
227-0344, available 24
LEES Snackette. One
Cook to make Purl. Egg
ball, Potatoes ball. 231-
1272 267 Thomas & New
Market Sts. Opposite PHG.
machine operators. Apply at
170 Camp & Charlotte
Streets, Lacytown.
Georgetown. Tel. # 225-
BUSINESS owners/
vendors to participate in a
one-day national exhibition.
Interested person, kindly call
KITCHEN staff,
experienced waitresses -
day shift, Handyman.
Contact Eric tel. 643-
4403. 223-1682 or contact
189 Barr Street, Kitty.
COMPUTER Operator.
Must have CXC/GCE Maths
& English also Microsoft
Office. Internet World, 16
'B' Duncan St., Newtown,
ONE customer service
representative. Apply in
person with written
application and Police
Clearance to Celltronix, 17
Brickdam & Sendall Place,
Stabroek, G!town.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
edicure, facial and
airstyles, etc. Also chairs
to rent. Please contact. Tel.
223-5252 or 628-3415.
.. ........- ------ -- ..... -
ONE LIVE-IN Domestic
to assist in home. Must be
from the country area. Age
between 18 and 25 years.
Apply in person to: 305
East Street, South C/burg.

COMMERCIAL properties/
lands/business places/offices/
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
Waitresses & Kitchen Help to
work at The Green House
Restaurant & Bar, UG Road -
$1 000 per shift. Apply in
person between 5 pm and 6
pm daily.
TEL. 226-5299.
salesgirls, porters, guards &
driver with Canter Licence.
Apply Avinash Complex, A
& B Water Street.
Georgetown. Contact 226-
3361, 227-7829.
Handyman, preferably with
woodworking experience in
G.T. Apply with 2 references
at Morgan's Furniture Store
- 167 Charlotte St., Lacytown,
Mon. to Fri.
WANTED 2 females
and 1 male security
personnel. Apply in person
with relevant information
to: The Business School, 43
Brickdam, Stabroek, G/town.
Tel./Fax. 226-2319.
50 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(Dogs) Division, 2 lorry and
van Drivers to work as Drivers
on contract (like minibus).
Contact The Manager, R.K's
Security Service 125,
Regent Road, Bourda.

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

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-

LOWER flat for business.
Rosignol, West Coast
Berbice, Public Road,
opposite Esso Gas Station.
Call 327-7024 or 622-6061.
1- GOING business place.
30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
beautifully tiled office 30ft
x 25ft. 1-3 bedroom house -
fully grilled in N/A.Call
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes located
in Coburg Street (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634

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.

to do hire car work. Call:
Jeffrey # 622-8350 or
SECURITY Guards with
good work record. Benefits
include night off and
attractive wages. Part-time
cleaner. Apply in person with
written application to: The
Manager Keishar's, 5 Camp
& Hadfield Sts.,
have sound education,
must be able to work shift.
Apply with recent reference
between the hrs of 11 am
and 2 pm, Mon.- Fri. Dawn
Carl Int'l, 42 Public Road,
Kitty. 227-3571, 225-5029.

.- 0 .

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

eeg s-

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


SAWMILL machinery &
new spare parts, also (1) 518
Caterpillar cable skidder. Tel:
OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases. #58
Village Corentyne, Berbice.
Phone 338-2221 (David
One Ransom 3-Disc
Plough, one pair MF 35-
cage wheel, one 35 MF back
blade, one steel rake Call Tel:
.JUST arrived
Caterpillar 312 & 320
Excavators (long & short
boom). A. Sookram Auto
Sales, D'Edward, WCB.
Tel. 327-5419, 623-9125.
building located in New
Amsterdam; pool tables,
ice maker machine, 1 -
complete gym, 1 Lister
generator. Call: 333-2457/
1 LITTLE Giant dragline
with 371 engine; 1 48" x 36"
pitch propeller; (1) 3'" dia. x
13 ft 6 ins. propeller shaft; 1 -
Perkins marine with
transmission: 1 Bedford
engine block with standard
crank shaft and head; all
sizes of 3-phase motors;
cutting torch: one complete
gas welding set; one
7GM engine. Tel:

Please clmac: MlMr. G. Winter on 333-3154/333-6628 or |

Mr, (Word Stanley on 618-6538/232-0065

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006 t2

Chappelle cops GOA sports

journalist of the year award

GUYANA Chronicle senior
sports journalist Isaiah
Chappelle has been named
the Guyana Olympic Associa-
tion (GOA) journalist of the
He was awarded the presti-
gious title, at the GOA's Annual
Appreciation and Awards
Evening, held at the
Georgetown Club on Camp
Street, Friday night.
Prior to this time,
Chappelle last won the award
eight years ago when it was first
The journalist was awarded
for his performance in 2005, but
the other winners of the night
were given their plaques for 'ap-
preciation of service for their
years of dedication in sports'.
A number of sporting bod-
ies were asked to nominate long
serving members who would
have played an important role


in no

way ...
From back page
beginning January 30."
the news release stated.
The WICB acknowl-
edged it had mj.'ed pay-
ments estimated at LUS
$140.000 in sponsorship
money owed to players for
the tour.
outstandingn g sponsor-
ship fee o\wed to the plav-
ers ariing from the West
Indies tour to Ausraha %ere
previously scheduled for
pay ment last \eek. begin-
ning January 16. and were
delayed on account of urn-
ing isues related to facilities,
and collections." the nemw
release noted
The \%]CB are contrac-
tually obligated to make all
payments to players no later
than 30 days after a tour
ends. but the regional
body's dire financial situa-
tion has affected its cash
flow. and apparently caused
the delay.
Earlier last week,
Dinandth Ramnanne. presi-
dent of the Wet Indie,
Player~' Association. high-
lighted the problem. and
said he had spoken to the
\ ICB and received assur-
ances the money would he
Top West Indies plad -
ers agreed to make the tour
after a deal was brokered
between the \WICB and the
WIPA in November over a
long-standing sponsorship
The West Indies lost all
three Tests in Australia last
They are currently
preparing for next
month's tour of New
Zealand, which involves
three Tests and five lim-

','tn',_~LLttrfl~tt~H~ I

in the development of their
A total of six awards were
given out in this respect, in-
cluding one to president of
the East Bank Football Union
(EBFU) James Lewis, through
football. To George
Humphrey thRough the
Guyana Amateur Boxing As-
sociation, to George Cave
through the Athletics Asso-
ciation of Guyana (AAG), to
Lenny Shuffler through the
Guyana Volleyball Federation
(GVF) and to William
Howard and Bridget Bayne
though cycling.
President of the GOA
Juman Yassin in his address had
high praise for the Government
of Guyana whom he said has
been pushing for sports in the
recent past.
He said that in his remarks
last year he noted that neither
the Government nor the Oppo-
sition was interested in sports.
This year though, there
have been some serious changes
which show that 'the Govern-
ment is now interested in
Two examples of such

changes were to the Durban
Park Development project,
which he noted will be a tremen-
dous benefit to a number of
sporting bodies when com-
pleted, and President Jagdeo
giving 40 football clubs $G500

000 each for their development.
He called on those
present to encourage the gov-
ernment to continue support-
ing sports, and to call on the
Opposition to also show an

From back page
then still recall his courage and tremendous exhibition of speed
and stamina. The memories of his duels, with the best to grace
our cycle track still raise goose pimples in those who were
fortunate to witness them," Baptiste stated in his book.
Cumberbatch got his nickname 'boy blue', when he sent the
Golden Arrow Head fluttering in Trinidad and Tobago in 1956 at
the Queen's Park Oval.
It is reported that the cyclist was the only Guyanese at
the race, competing against cyclists from Colombia, Venezu-
ela and the Twin Island won eight of his 12 events in four-
days of racing.
Cumberbatch who retired for the second time in 2004 from the
Mayor and City Council where he worked as a Drainage Overseer,
was said to still be very active in cycling, since he was doing ad-
ministrative work.
The ace rider may have excelled in cycling but his foot was not
just for peddling, they did however overshadow his athletic career.
This gene seemingly passed on to his son George (junior) who took
up track.
When he was interviewed at the age of 59, Cumberbatch said
how important cycling was to him. "If I had my life to live again
cycling would certainly be my choice."
The Chronicle Sports Desk extend condolences to his be-
reaved relatives and friends.

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i n lo.ling mrri.:'.r, Ot JOYCE GLASGOW -l.,o .& ?,
,:.n Janmjar, 26 2 O:10 .0 atag e ., ,:,f L,;,l .,_'2

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IJSA r,,e,:e ,if, Lawrenrice .r
'21 Eai St Cumnimngm.burg Sara
Oneal Malhilda Hin.s Agnes
Glasg'oj, of the USA .randcrhildr-ri '
Lloyide Melinda L wrence
How sweet ir ri name of Jesus
In a belft, er .ear'
i slthePSour 'sorri s heals Sadly missed by
ouriounds. her son Lloyd.
Anddripes *a' ourfe.3r aunt Christina
It mP. t 1 ieoropa piritinl, ie and others.
nd i;l i tr t Ihe r,,ubal-d itbre l
is manna I, Ithe rhungr) soul
And to the aearv rest

B. .:4:,i:- .

of 3 great husband 3nd father
Latchmi St. Better Hope
Schemr-, East Co as
Demerara who deprneld thi3
Ieon January 30.. 2004 1
Y :.u never said 'Im lejvinm : L
YiouneLper said oldc',"
You verp e gone before rte knew '
it 3nd onlrf God kr'nows tsh
A olofr'em e needed}aou a *'' .-
A lot offlrnse .rrr e oed)ou a
i h:, of times r e hncre. i I
If I r -0 e 1On? C.'uI' h,/ave sat ed

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Swee love oou dearly, in death we love you still.
r hearts you hold a place that no one could everfill
)ke ourhearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone
oart of us ent rith you. the day God took you
our family and life would neverbe the same without

oray that God will continue to give us strength to go
ugh '
You will always be remembered by your loving wife
Zorena Baksh, sons Imran, Karim Baksh, grand
daughterAleyia Baksh. MayAllah grantyou Jannat.

A -

Henry Douglas /
Decnarine Mcse.s

A a#a

Sunrise: May 15, 1949
Sunset: January 29, 2005


A wonderful person has gone to rest j
For all of us Henry did his best.
We miss you and always will
Your place in our heart no other can fill
God knows best to ease your pain, so
He called you home to eternal rest

Always loved and remembered by
wife- H. Moses; children- Yvonne, David, Karen;
grandchildren Jevin and Jason,
.f-^ other relatives and friends. -^



The family of Agnes June Semple-Stoute of Orange,
New Jersey, formerly of 32 Pearl Stewart Scheme,
New Amsterdam and Hadfield Street, Stabroek, I
Georgetown, regrets to announce her passing on r
Monday, December 19, 2005 at the New York '
University Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Henry and Evelyn
Semple, wife of Richard Stoute. Mother of Debra
Hall-Naughton of Florida, Coleen Hall-Crawley and
Kay Stoute of New Jersey. Grandmother of Rodwell
Naugthon and Jasmine Hall.
Sister of Claudine Whitney (Guyana), Aubrey Michael Holder (USA), Cherrell and
Sydney Semple (Guyana) and Hector Semple (Cayenne, French Guiana).
SMother-in-law of Randolph Naughton and Robert Crawley. Sister-in-law of Ingrid
SHolder, Angela Semple and Josephine Semple: Aunt of Anthony, Carol and Karen
Whitney, Orin, Karen, Paul, Keane and Michael Jnr. Holder, Hector Jnr. Kelly, Jean-
Pierre and Steffan Semple, Michelle Davis and Travis Felix. Great aunt of six.

Cousin of the Semples, Hectors, Austins, Ercell Baird, Myrtlene and Esmee
Alleyne, Natalie Bishop, the Alberts of Corentyne and many others.
Special friend of Phillip Fordyce, Gloria Ross-Bowery, Pamela Pollard, the
Hopkinson family, Desiree McKenzie and family, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Brown
and PollyAnn Stewart.
Viewing and service took place at the Frank Barone Funeral Home,
S Brooklyn on Friday, December 23. Officiating Minister Christian
1 I ( Culture Center Elder Onorio Chaparro. Interment took place at the
Rose Hill Cemetery, New Jersey on Saturday, December 24 at
'8.30 am.

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Mauresmo ends long

wait for grand slam glory

By Paul Tait

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) -
Amelie Mauresmo won her
first grand slam title when
Justine Henin-Hardenne re-
tired from the Australian
Open tennis women's
singles final due to illness
Third seed Mauresmo, the
1999 Melbourne runner-up.
won the first set 6-1 after domi-
nating the early exchanges and
led 2-0 in the second when

Henin-Hardenne pulled out.
"It would have been prob-
ably different if the match went
to the end but the joy is here,"
Mauresmo told a news confer-
"I've been waiting so long
for this and really worked hard
for this, it's a really great
achievement. I'm probably the
proudest woman now," the
Frenchwoman said after lifting
the trophy in her 32nd grand
slam tournament.
Mauresmo raced into a 5-

Michelle Lewis
Sunrise: May 2, 1971
Sunset: January 27, 2003
Psalm 121
I will lift up mine eyes
unto the hills.
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD.
which made heaven and earth. '
He will not suffer tlh foot to be nio\ cd ,
he that keepeth thee will not slumbir r \ r
Behold. he that keepeth Ismrel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.,
The LORD is thy keeper: -
the LORD is thy shade upon lth right hand --
The sun shall not smile thee by day.
nor the moon by nighl.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thv going ,..
Out and thy coming in
Froml this lime forth, and even for evermore,

Inserted by her relatives
.- ll 44

In loving memory of
departed this life on
January27, 1998.
A iose may lose its .
But the fragrance still
lingers on.
Softly the leaves of
memory fall
Gently we gather and treasure them all.
Years will fly. tears will dry
Butprecious memories of you will neverdie.
We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
And each daybefore that too
We think ofyou in silence
We often speak yourname
Now all we have are memories
S And your sweetpicturein a frame
With which we will never part
God has you in His keeping
.' Wehaveyouin ourheart.
'' Lovingly remembered by his wife ULLLV and all ,
S'rother members of thefamily.

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0 lead after breaking eighth
seed Henin-Hardenne in the
second and fourth games, the
second one coming after an
uncharacteristic backhand
error by the Belgian.
Mauresmo served out the
set after 33 minutes on Rod La-
ver Arena, Henin-Hardenne net-
ting a forehand service return on
the final point as Mauresmo fi-
nally put paid to her reputation
as a big-match choker.
She grabbed another service
break in the opening game of the
second set but former world
number one Henin-Hardenne
was clearly struggling and could
go no further, retiring after 52
minutes at 0-30 on her serve.

Henin-Hardenne said she
had suffered an upset stomach
after doubling the dose of anti-
inflammatory tablets she had
been taking for a shoulder prob-
lem, adding that she had no re-
"It's my decision, my
choice. I decided to walk on
the court because I'm profes-
sional, I want to try," said
Henin-Hardenne, who won
A$610,000 ($457,500) as the
losing finalist.
Henin-Hardenne said she
realized many people would
think she should have carried
"Everyone has the right
to think that but it's my
health," said a tearful Henin-
Hardenne, who was unable to

B. Tre-or Hutainsg

CAIRO, iReuicr'~ ~1in-
roccu. the 2004 African Ni-
tions Cup finalists, bowed
out of this year's tourna-
ment yesterday after draw-
ing 0-0 with Libya in their
final Group .A Lanm.
Egypt's 3-1 win over a re-
shuffled Ivory Coast side al-
ready in the quarter-finals put
the host nation through, while
Morocco fell at the first hurdle
with just two points on the

defend her 2004 Australian
Open title last year because
of a knee injury.
"I have to think about my-
self right now. It's me that was
feeling bad," she said.
Mauresmo, who will move
up a place to number two in the
world, said she would have
given everything to stay on the
"I was ready to die on
the court today,"
Mauresmo said.
The Belgian called for assis-
tance from a trainer after win-
ning a 33-shot long rally in the
second game of the second set.
She went back out on the court
and played two more points be-
fore deciding she could not con-
"I'm feeling very disap-
pointed to lose the tournament
this way," the French Open
champion said.
"I'm feeling so sick, I
couldn't stay on the court any
more. It's very frustrating that
it ends this way."
Henin-Hardenne was in-
stalled as a clear favourite with
bookmakers after winning the
Sydney International two weeks
ago but became the first woman
to retire from the final of a
grand slam tournament in the
Open era.
Mauresmo said she had
bought a special bottle of
wine, reported to be a 1937
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes,
several years ago to open
when she won her first grand

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t hr.i h 'd . .1 l I' .
E; po pl.'v. ing le Ic.' i rc
. .. (- ir In 1i,.i ,itional
Stadium, and a victory over
Libya. The Moroccans failed
even to do their part against
some dogged Libyan defending.
Libya, already eliminated
after two consecutive defeats,
at least got a point from a
scrappy game at the Military
Stadium to show for their ef-
forts in Egypt.
Both sides created early
chances but Libya's Nader Kara

Silverware at last for Amelie Mauresmo as she holds aloft
her prize in Melbourne, where she was runner-up in 1999.
(BBC Sport).

"Now I'm going to have to
open it. We will have, I'm sure,
more than one," she said.
Unseeded Cypriot Marcos
Baghdatis will have even more
boisterous celebrations if he
topples world number one
Roger Federer in Sunday's
men's singles final.
Former world junior cham-
pion Baghdatis, the only Cyp-
riot to play in a grand slam, has
ridden waves of raucous sup-
port from Melbourne's large

Greek community on a extraor-
dinary run through the tourna-
"I believe in it. My coach
does, everyone in my corner
does," world number 54
Baghdatis told reporters. "I give
myself a good chance."
In yesterday's men's
doubles final, top seeds Mike
and Bob Bryan of the U.S.
came from a set down to beat
Czech Republic's Martin
Damm and India's Leander
Paes 4-6 6-3 6-4.

failed to hit the target after be-
ing put thr...-l.h N:uuieddine
Naybet's ..:ulkJ cdlhrt' at the
far post Ile.. '.. ide f iun
YoussefSai, tI. .I-c :!ck
M oroc : ,-, i, i..l li [I |d r
Mohamed i., ., -,:. un-
lucky, though, with a lov.
shot from the edge of the area
that struck the base of the
post with Libya's Uru-
guayan-born keeper Luis de
Agustini stranded.
All the pressure was
coming from the Moroccans,
anxious to keep their quali-
fying chances alive against a
Libya side clearly out to catch
them on the break.

There was no change after
halftime as Morocco strung to-
gether breaks down both
flanks but failed to get in any
decent cr...>e nd n i nothing
from their corners.
Morocco's last chance in
the closing stages came and
went with a low shot by sub-
stitute Ali Boussabon that De
Agustini gathered at his near
Libya's Marei Ramli
broke clean through in
search of an improbable vic-
tory but the midfielder
skied his shot over the bar
with only Moroccan keeper
Tarek Jarmouni to beat.

Anderson named in England A squad

JAMES Anderson has been
named in the England A
squad for their five-week
West Indies tour, starting next
The Lancashire paceman
missed out on lhe senior lour to
India but is in ai 15-man party)
led by Vikram Soianki.
Thev are joined b iclliow
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Academy intake.
Anderson failed to break


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James A _d.erso i-
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into the Test team in Pakistan. Antigua on 15 February. with
but impressed in the one- the first four-day game against
layers. the West Indies starting on 24-
Blackwell lost out to 27 February.
Miontv PIanesar as the 16th Another four-day game
inmembeir !' the India lour party. against the Windies takes
while !ello spinner Loudon place from 3-6 March in St
Swas also in lh a frame. Lucia, before five oi-e-
't'he lolurNl'is will arrive in layerss.
England A squad: Vikram Solanki ( Worcestershire, capt),
abir Ali ( i eI ,it i), James Anderison (0lnca.hiiri),
,Girethl Bant,' Worcestershire), lan .(ickwell (Somer.sei),
ar'',.,. h'(.e (Surrey), Alastair Cook (Essex). j.,mnie
:: l 'iddlesex), Ed Joyce (Middlesex;, lex
L .. :'",'ickshire), Safid Mahmood (Lancav;sre),
;.. ;- "'>olrhi.tghaimshire). "'GwY' ,'7hgh 'M, iddl,,. vx),

nanp 5A *. f;i,

... host nation Egypt through

Morocco join Libya in African Nations Cup exit


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006 29

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FA Cup woe for holders

Arsenal and Sunderland

By Bill Barclay and Mitch

LONDON, (Reuters) Bolton
Wanderers knocked holders
Arsenal out of the FA Cup
football yesterday, Greek
striker Stelios
Giannakopoulos heading an
84th-minute goal to earn a 1-
0 fourth-round victory at the
Reebok Stadium.
Premier League leaders
Chelsea needed a second-half
fightback to draw 1-1 at
Everton while third division
Brentford pulled off the shock
of the day by beating top-flight
Sunderland 2-1.
Middlesbrough and Birming-
ham City face replays after being
held to 1-1 draws by second divi-
sion opposition, Coventry City
and Reading respectively.
Third division Leyton Ori-
ent suffered a last-gasp 2-1 de-
feat at London rivals Charlton
West Ham United beat
Blackburn Rovers 4-2 and
Manchester City overcame
Wigan Athletic 1-0 in two all-
Premier League games while
there was an upset win for
third division Colchester
United, who ousted second di-
vision Derby County 3-1.
Last season's runners-up
Manchester United visit
Wolverhampton Wanderers
today when European cham-
pions Liverpool are also in
action at Portsmouth.
Arsenal suffered their sec-

ond surprise cup exit in four
days following their League Cup
semi-final defeat by Wigan on
Manager Arsene Wenger
paid the price for fielding an in-
experienced team against
Bolton, a side who have made a
habit of upsetting his side in re-
cent seasons.
Arsenal hit the bar through
Robin van Persie and Sol Campbell
but were left stunned when Jamai-
can midfielder Ricardo Gardner
curled a perfect cross on to the head
of a diving Giannakopoulos, who
also scored in Bolton's 2-0 league
win over the Londoners in Decem-
Everton have also proved
awkward opponents for Chelsea
in recent seasons and took the
lead in the 36th minute when
James McFadden rose to head
home a superb cross from Nuno

Chelsea were transformed
after the break and got a de-
served equaliser in the 73rd
minute when England midfielder
Frank Lampard surged on to a
William Gallas cross to shoot
"I think it's a good result,"
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
told the BBC.
"It will be much more diffi-
cult for them (at Stamford
Bridge) than at Goodison Park.
It's a different kind of match for
us and them and I think we can
do it."

Brentford missed a series of
chances against Sunderland, eight
points adrift at the bottom of the
Premier League, before Dudley
Campbell kept his cool to put them
ahead after 57 minutes.
Julio Arca equalised but


dow," he told the BBC.
The defeat was another nail
in the coffin of Sunderland
manager Mick McCarthy.
Newcastle United boss
Graeme Souness lived to fight
another day after his troubled

Bolton 1-0 Arsenal: Stelios Giannakopoulos' late goal at
the Reebok Stadium sends the holders Arsenal crashing
out. (BBC Sport).

Brentford, fifth in the third
division, won it a minute
from time with Campbell's
second to spark an old-style,
good-natured pitch invasion at
the dilapidated west London
Brentford manager Martin
Allen said he would be celebrat-
ing in unorthodox style.
"It won't be probably until
I get away from here...and I sit
in my car on my own, just have
a smile and look out the win-

side won 2-0 at fourth division
Cheltenham Town.

Souness has been under
mounting pressure after four
defeats and a draw in
Newcastle's last five league
games and they were again be-
low par on Saturday, winning
with fortunate goals by Michael
Chopra and Scott Parker late in
the first half.
Reading are on course for

promotion to the Premier
League for the first time and,
even after resting several first
team regulars, were a match for
Birmingham, who could well
swap places with them in May.
Teenage striker Shane
Long shot Reading ahead in
the 31st minute before Bir-
mingham, who beat Ports-

mouth 5-0 in their previous
match, levelled through
David Dunn after 67.
Orient, who knocked out
Fulham in the third round,
looked on course for another
good day against another Pre-
mier League London rival un-
til Jay Bothroyd won it for
Charlton in the last minute.

Pakistan eyeing Windies

as third team in tri-series
KARACHI, (CMC) Pakistan are eyeing West Indies as the
third side in a three-nation limited-overs international series
with Zimbabwe later this year.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked the ICC, cricket's world
governing body, to allow it to stage the series between October and
November this year, following the cancellation of two Tests against
the Zimbabweans scheduled for September. '
"Under the ICC Future Tours Programme, we are supposed to
play three limited-overs internationals against Zimbabwe after the
Champions Trophy is held in India in October," PCB chairman
Shaharyar Khan said.
"Then in November-December, we are scheduled to play
three Tests and three limited-overs internationals against West
Indies. Now, we are trying to have just one tri-series."
For the second time in two years, the Zimbabwe Cricket union
suspended its national team from Test matches for a year to deal
with the strife that has afflicted the relationship between the ZC
and the players.
The shock decision earlier this month meant that the planned two-
Tests in the Caribbean, scheduled for April and May, will now not take
place, and also put in jeopardy the two against the Pakistanis.
Saleem Altaf, the PCB director of cricket operations, expects
the ICC to give its blessing to the three-way series.
"Basically, we'll be organising just one extra match and will have
seven limited-overs internationals in the tri-series instead of the
scheduled six," he said.
A revised itinerary for Zimbabwe's tour of the Caribbean,
comprising only limited-overs internationals, is to be an-
nounced shortly by the WICB.

*_IULL ~l 111 rb > 11 d^Iil>< n W K 11M <11B

West Indies suffered a set-
back in their preparations for
the 2006 ICC Youth World
Cup in Sri Lanka next
month, when they conceded
a 15-run victory to Young Pa-
kistan in the third match of
their limited-overs series on
Chasing a victory target of

226 runs from 50 overs, Young
West Indies were dismissed
with 10 balls to spare to give
Youth World champions Young
Pakistan a 2-1 lead in their four-
match series that concluded yes-
After losing three early
wickets in their run chase,
Young West Indies were given
lifeline by a 76-run stand for the

fourth wicket between Jason
Mohammed and Gajanand
Singh's 61 from 80 balls
that contained three fours was
the top score in the visitors'
innings, and Mohammed hit
seven boundaries in 59 from
71 balls.
Once they were dismissed,
Young West Indies went into

steady decline losing their last
seven wickets for 51 runs, and
no other batsman scoring more
than Javon Searles' 10.
Jamshed Ahmed was the
most successful Young Pakistan
bowler with three wickets for


39 runs from eight overs, and
Akhtar Ayub supported with
two for 39 from 7.2 overs.
Earlier, Searles was the pick
of the Young West Indies'
bowlers when he snared five
wickets for 33 runs from 8.3
Left-arm spin bowler
Bachan, a member of the
Young West Indies attack that
were runners-up to Pakistan
at the 2004 ICC YWC in
Bangladesh, was the most
economical bowler collecting
two for 27 from 10 overs.

Young Pakistan too, courted
early strife, when they were re-
stricted to 40 for four, but a
stand of 93 between
Mohammed Ibrahim and Anwar
Ali revived them.
Ibrahim hit four boundaries
in the top score of 60 from 97
balls and Ali collected just a pair
of fours in 46 from 53 balls.
The bottom half of the
Young Pakistan batting did
not cave-in however. Their
captain Sarfraz Ahmed scored
an unbeaten 33 to help beef-
up the total.
Young Pakistan won the

YOUNG PAKISTAN (maximum 50
Ali Khan c Searles b Roach 18
Nasir Jamshed c wkpr Fletcher
b Searles 8
Mohammad Ibrahim
b Mohammed 60
Mohammad Laeeq Ibw
b Searles 0
Riaz Kail c wkpr Fletcher
b Searles 1
Anwar All c and b Bachan 46
All Asad c Brooks b Bachan 11
*+Sarfraz Ahmed not out 33
Imad Wasim run out 0
Jamshed Ahmed c *Johnson
b Searles 11
Akhtar Ayub c wkpr Fletcher
bSearles 2
Extras (b4, lb8, w18, nb5) 35
TOTAL (all out) 225
Sub: Saadullah Ghauri (unused).
Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-33, 3-37, 4-40,
Bowling: Searles 8.3-0-33-5, Roach
9-0-44-1, Narine 6-0-28-0, Brooks 10-
0-57-0, Bachan 10-3-27-2,
Mohammed 5-0-24-1.

opening match by four wickets,
and Young West Indies re-
bounded to clinch a seven-run
thriller in the second game.
Young West Indies have
been placed in the cut-throat
Group-B of the 2006 ICC YWC
that includes Young Australia
and Young South Africa, as well
as Young United States.
Young Pakistan have a de-
cent draw at the 2006 ICC YWC
having been placed alongside
Young New Zealand, Young
Bangladesh, and Young Uganda
in Group A.-

Overs: 48.3
YOUNG WEST INDIES (target: 226
runs from 50 overs)
W. Perkins c Anwar All
b Akhtar Ayub 21
+A. Fletcher c Imad Wasim
b Jamshed Ahmed 0
*L. Johnson Ibw b Ali Khan 26
J. Mohammed run out 59
G. Singh Ibw b Jamshed Ahmed 61
S. Brooks run out 9
K. Pollard c Anwar All
b Mohammed Laeeq 4
A. McCarthy b Riaz Kail 2
J. Searles not out 10
S. Narine b Jamshed Ahmed 0
R. Bachan b Akhtar Ayub 4
Extras (Ibl, w9, nb4) 14
TOTAL (all out) 210
Sub: W. Perkins (K. Roach).
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-42,3-75,4-151,
5-171,6-176,7-181,8-200, 9-200.
Bowling: Jamshed Ahmed 8-0-39-3,
Anwar Ali 4-0-22-0, Akhtar Ayub 7.2-
0-39-2, Ali Khan 3-0-13-1,
Mohammed Laeeq 7-1-27-1, Imad
Wasim 9-0-38-0, Riaz Kail 10-0-31-1.
Overs: 48.2

Disciples blown out...

(From page 30)

They were unable to set their plays and were further affected when Nets used their big
men in the paint to prevent any lay-ups. Nets themselves however were attacking the Dis-
ciples basket, scoring lay-ups after lay-ups; Mortimer Williams scored most of his 19 points
via this route. The score had risen to 31, 71-40 with 8:10 left, but Disciples four minutes
from the final whistle went on a run and cut it to 20 with two minutes left, using their
quick hands- although that was a little too late.
Along with Williams, Jermaine McAlister scored 18, Pellham Doris 16, Fabian Johnson
scored 12 and Belle nine, three shots from beyond the arc.
For the Disciples, Enoch Matthews led the way with 17, Marlon Chestney 10 and Dave
Causway. Phillip Earl and John Fraser eight each.
Earlier Ravens came back from the four points down in the last two minutes to win their game
despite Scorpions playing with ex Pepsi Sonics player Carl Jackman for the first time. The lead
was one in the final minute and the main scorer of the side Kevin Azore score via a 15 feet pull-up
to carry it to three with 30 seconds left.
Two three point attempts by the Scorpions though failed to tie the game.
Azore scored 19 points, while Kurt Sunich who guarded the ball scored 11 and Mortland
Murray and Yusif Edghill eight each.
For the Scorpions Aubrey Smith and Jackman scored 12 each while Dennis Corbin
scored 11.


30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 29, 2006

Rival captains

call for calm

before decisive

final Test

KARACHI, (Reuters) The
captains of Pakistan and In-
dia have called for the third
and final Test starting today
to be contested in a sporting
manner while playing down


reported sledging incidents in
the drawn Lahore and
Faisalabad matches.
"If the incidents had been
serious the match referee would
have reported the players," Pa-
kistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq
told a news conference on the
eve of the series decider.
"I think these things have
been overplayed and cricket is
played with aggression. Rela-
tions are good between players,
who know the importance of
not allowing things to get out of
India captain Rahul Dravid
echoed Inzamam's sentiments.
"Both teams know the im-
portance of the series and I am
sure the players are aware of
their responsibilities," he said.
"We should have a close
contest between teams eager
to do well."
Match referee Ranjan
Madugalle spoke to Pakistan
vice captain Younis Khan dur-
ing the second test and asked
him to prevent the verbal sledg-
ing from getting out of hand.
Both captains also felt that
the hard track at the National
Stadium could help break the
deadlock in a series that has
been dominated by the batsmen.
"Millions follow Paki-
stan and India matches and
hopefully this wicket will
produce a result," Dravid
"Although it looks a good

(batting) wicket, it should have
extra bounce and more move-
ment for the bowlers then the
first two tests."
Inzamam, who is battling to
be fit for Sunday, agreed the
pitch was different from the
first two tests.
"It appears to have more
juice in it and should help pro-
duce a result."

India go into the match with
a reduced squad of 13 players
after discarding openers Wasim
Jaffar and Gautam Gambhir as
well as reserve wicketkeeper
Parthiv Patel.
"The eleven picked will de-
pend on how the wicket looks
tomorrow morning," Dravid
India played five bowlers in
the second Test but with former
captain Sourav Ganguly being
retained in the squad, the indi-

cations are he might get another
In the bowling depart-
ment, question marks remain
over the selection of off-spin-
ner Harbhajan Singh, who
has yet to take a wicket in the
"The idea is to get a combi-
nation that can take 20 wickets
in the match," Dravid added.
Inzamam declined to con-
firm if he had recovered from
the back problem that threat-
ens his participation in the
"I am working hard but I
am still not sure if I can play.
I will decide before the toss,"
he said, adding that fast
bowler Shoaib Akhtar had re-
covered from his ankle prob-
lem and would definitely.

PLAISANCE Disciples suf-
fered the worst defeat to date

Basketball Association
(GABA) second-division bas-
ketball competition.
Yesterday at tIlI Clif,
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young team weni .l, 1i to


Lewis grabs three late

to inspire Windwards

(CMC) Windward Islands
captain Rawl Lewis grabbed
three wickets in late after-
noon to bring his side back


into their Carib Beer Series
match against Trinidad & To-
bago yesterday at Shaw Park.
Lewis, who recently earned
a recall to the West Indies team
for the tour of New Zealand
next month, took the wickets of
Tisnan Maraj for nine, Dwayne
Bravo for a duck, and his op-
posite number Daren Ganga for
seven to leave T&T tottering on
36 for four, replying to the
Windwards' first innings total

of 218, at stumps on the sec-
ond day.
Lewis ended the day with
three wickets for 15 runs from
seven overs, as T&T left with


26 overs to bat in the final ses-
sion soon found themselves in
Medium-fast bowler
Daren Sammy made the ini-
tial breakthrough, when he
had opener Lendl Simmons
caught behind for five.
Two runs later, Maraj
ended 1-1/4 hours at the crease,
when cutting at Lewis, he gave
wicketkeeper Junior Murray his
second catch.
Lewis celebrated his return

to the West Indies team with the
prized wickets of Windies team-
mates Bravo and Ganga in the
identical manner, caught by
Daren Sammy at first slip.
Earlier, left-arm spinner
Dave Mohammed lashed back at
the regional selectors with an in-
spired spell of bowling that
kept T&T alive in the contest.
Mohammed captured six
wickets for 72 runs, as the
Windwards, who resumed on
48 for two, folded just after
Mohammed left out of the

(overnight 48 for three)
D. Smith c S. Ganga
b Mohammed 28
R. Currency c Mahabir
b Mohammed 15
C. Emmanuel c wkpr Ramdin
b Kelly 31
H. Shallow b Mohammed 63
D. Sammy b Emrit 10
+J. Murray b Emrit 15
*R. Lewis run out 13
L. Sebastien b Mohammed 1
D. Butler not out 35
K. Peters Ibw b Mohammed 2
D. George Ibw b Mohammed 0
Extras (Ib2, w2, nbl) 5
TOTAL (all out) 218
Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-44, 3-104, 4-
131, 5-144, 6-145,7-171, 8-204,9-214.
Bowling: Kelly 17-2-35-1 (wl); Emrit
19-5-37-2; Jaggernauth 18-5-42-0;

the Nets by 19 points 85-66. They fired too many shots from
in the feature game of a beyond the arc and failed to

Earlier, Ravens crowed their the other hand added pressure
way back into the competition to this by using their height and
when they won against Beepals' body weight to their advantage
Scorpions 61-58. both offensively and defen-
Disciples loaded.with tal- sively.
ent, played sloppy basketball. The first period was rather


Windies team for the upcoming
tour of New Zealand grabbed his
second five-wicket haul in this
year's competition.
He had previously bagged
five for 51 against Jamaica at the
start of the year at the UWI -
St Augustine.
Batting for the Wind-
wards, only Hyron Shallow
impressed with a painstaking
63 that contained five fours
and one six from 157 balls in
3-1/2 hours.
Towards the end of the
innings, Deighton Butler
struck an unbeaten 35 from
off 64 balls laced with three
fours and one six to help beef
up the Windwards' total.

Bravo 11-3-23-0 (nbl, wl);
Mohammed 26.4 -8-72-6; S. Ganga 2-
L. Simmons c wkpr Murray
b Sammy 5
T. Maraj c wkpr Murray b *Lewis 9
*D. Ganga c Sammy b*Lewis 7
D. Bravo c wkpr Murray b *Lewis 0
S. Ganga not out 5
+D. Ramdin not out 4
Extras (nb6) 6
TOTAL (4 wkts) 36
G. Mahabir, R. Kelly, D. Mohammed,
R. Emrit, A. Jaggernauth to bat.
Fall of wickets: 1-17,2-19, 3-20,4-27.
Bowling: Butler 6-0-14-0 (nb2); Peters
5-4-2-0 (nb2); George 2-0-2-0; Sammy
6-4-3-1; *Lewis 7-2-15-3 (nb2).
Position: T&T trail by 182 runs
with six first innings wickets

Young W.I. crash to

five-wicket defeat in final

West Indies failed to ease
concern that batting may be
their bugbear in the 2006
ICC Youth World Cup in Sri
Lanka next month, when they
crumbled to a five-wicket de-
feat in the fourth and final
match of their limited-overs
series against reigning
Youth World champions
Young Pakistan yesterday.
Sent in to bat, Young West
Indies were scuttled for a mod-
est 113 from 40.3 overs, and
Young Pakistan achieved vic-
tory with 24.5 overs to spare
to clinch the four-match series
Young West Indies were

fortunate to reach triple figures,
after they crashed to 52 for
eight, as Sunil Narine, batting at
10, made the top score of 29
from 62 balls, and no other bats-
man passed 20.
Left-arm fast-medium
bowler Jamshed Ahmed was the
pick of the Young Pakistan
bowlers with four wickets for
24 runs from 8.3 overs.
Anwar Ali supported with three
for 24 from 10 overs, and
Akhtar Ayub took two for 18
from seven overs.
When Young Pakistan
chased, Nelon Pascal removed
Nasir Jamshed for one and
Javon Searles Narine added the
scalp of Saadullah Ghauri for 12
to leave the hosts on 30 for two.
A stand of 55 for the third
wicket between opening bats-

close, but by the time the
whistle was blown for the half,
Nets were already in command
at 40-34. Frank Belle was in-
strumental for the eventual win-
ners beyond the arc. hitting two
three pointers in the first ses-
Upon the resumption,
1I, i I -^.<.. pta h ... ..^.
finding it hard to score and
were wallowing in defeat mid-
way through as they were out
played in every aspect of the

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man Mohammad Faheem,
who hit seven boundaries in
the top score of 49 from 60
balls, and Mohammad Laeeq,
who made 19, put Young Pa-
kistan within reach of victory.
Narine offered Young West
Indies a glimmer of hope removing
Faheem and Anwar Ali for six to
end with two for 19 from from six
overs, but the target was too small,
and the Young Pakistanis duly
completed the task.
Young Pakistan won the
opening match byrfour wickets,
Young West Indies rebounded to

clinch a seven-run thriller in the
second game, and the Pakistanis
clinched Friday's third game by
15 runs.
Young West Indies have
been placed in the cut-throat
Group-B of the 2006 ICC YWC
that includes Young Australia
and Young South Africa, as well 1
as Young United States.
Young Pakistan have a
decent draw at the YWC hav-
ing been placed alongside
Young New Zealand, Young
Bangladesh, and Young
Uganda in Group-A.

YOUNG WEST INDIES (maximum 50 4, Anwar Ali 10-2-24-3, Akhtar Ayub
overs) 7-1-18-2, Imad Wasim 10-1-31-1, Riaz
+W. Perkins c Anwar Ali Kail 5-2-12-0.
b Jamshed Ahmed 5 Overs:40.3
R. Ramdeen c wkpr YOUNG PAKISTAN (target: 114
*Sarfraz Ahmed runs from 50 overs)
b Jamshed Ahmed 0 Nasir Jamshed b Pascal 1
A. McCarthy c Anwar Ali Mohammed Faheem c Pollard
b Jamshed Ahmed 8 b Narine 49
*J. Mohammed c wkpr *Sarfraz Saadullah Ghauri c Ramdeen
b Akhtar Ayub 14 b Searles 12
G. Singh c Nasir Jamshed Mohammed Laeeq c Perkins
b Anwar Ali 7 b Bachan 19
K. Pollard b Anwar Ali 0 Riaz Kail not out 13
S. Brooks Ibw b Akhtar Ayub 2 Anwar Ali c Brooks b Narine 6
A. Fletcher c Nasir Jamshed Ali Asad not out 5
b Anwar All 0 Extras (lbl, w9, nb2) 12
J. Searles c Anwar Ali TOTAL (5 wkts) 117
blmadWasim 10 Jamshed Ahmed, *+Sarfraz
S. Narin- c wv.knr Ahmed "mad Waiim. Moh>mir-d
'Sartraz Ahmed Ibrahim did not bat.
b Jamshed Ahmed 29 Sub: Mohammad Faheem (Akhtar
R. Bachan not out 13 Ayub).
Extras (bl, b3, w21) 25 Fall of wickets: 1-7,2-30, 3-30, 4-95,
TOTAL (all out) 113 5-108.
Sub: A. Fletcher (N. Pascal). Bowling: Searles 5-0-27-1, Pascal 7-
Fall of wickets: 1-9,-1-7;-3-2: 4.44, 1-22-1, Bachan 7.0-43-4 ,Narlnt 90-
5-45,6-49,7-29,8-52,9-90 ~ i: '19-2, McCarthy)0.1-0-S-0i'.,-i.t:;
Bowling: Jamshed Ahmed 8.3-3-24- Overs: 25.1

Disciples blown out,

Ravens clinch victory

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ST CATHERINE, Jamaica, ji
(CMC) Guyana's discarded was tc
Test pacer Reon King pro- Test o
duced a devastating-spell of at sec
bowling after tea that rocked Sarwa
Jamaica and left them pre- first o
curiously perched at 79 for during
six, at the close on the sec- .Ja
ond day of the Carib Beer contir
Series match at Chedwin Cram
Park yesterday. man I
The 30-year old right arm fore v
fast bowler grabbed three quick score
wickets after the mid-afternoon just
break, as Jamaica capitulated to crease
48 for six, replying to Guyana's .D
314 all out made earlier. far to1
King, who played the last Jamai
of his 19 Tests against Pakistan partner
in! the Home Series last year enough
finished with four for 19, fig- On
ures that gave Guyana the ad- breach
vantage in the contest. the rig
Captain Wavell Hinds was fours
unbeaten on 16 and Gareth minute
Breese, 12, as Jamaica remained maica
235 runs adrift of first innings Al
points at the close. Nagan

bowled out for 314

ing hinted early at what.
Come later when he had
pener Chris Gayle caught
;ond slip by Ramnaresh
n without scoring, in the
over of the Jamaica reply
Sthe post lunch session.
imaica's shaky start
aued when pacer Esuan
don trapped Test bats-
Marlon Samuels leg be-
vicket for nine with the
on 19, after he had spent
over half hour at the
onovan Pagon, who has so
p-scored with 24, carried
ca to tea at 29 for two,
red by Tamar Lambert, on
n resumption, King
led Pagon's defence after
ht-hander had struck four
in an innings lasting 54
:s and 38 balls, leaving Ja-
37 for three.
ter leg-spinner Mahrendra
nootoo induced a return

catch to get rid of Tamar Lam-
bert (8) with the score on 45,
King quickly dispatched David

Reon King finished with fig-
ures of 15-9-19-4.
Bernard and Carlton Baugh in
quick succession.
He bowled Bernard for one
after the batsman had faced five
balls and then had Baugh caught
by Krishna Arjune for two.

Hinds and Breese then
halted the rut with a stub-
born seventh wicket stand of
31, which saved the home
team embarrassment.
The left handed Hinds has
so far faced 85 balls and batted
just under two and a half hours,
hitting a solitary four while
Breese has been equally reso-
lute, facing 81 balls in 100 min-
utes of batting.
Earlier, captain Shivnarine
Chanderpaul completed his half
century though Guyana lost their
six remaining wickets for 101 runs,
after resuming at 213 for four.
Chanderpaul, unbeaten on
48 overnight, made 75 with five
fours and three sixes, from 202
balls in 296 minutes.
While Travis Dowlin con-
verted his overnight eight into
30, no other batsman could
muster a score of significance,
as Darren Powell finished with
three for 45 and Gareth Breese,
three for 67.

Bradshaw bowls Leewards

to first innings points

Thomas, (CMC) A four-
wicket haul from left-arm
medium-fast bowler Ian
Bradshaw after tea helped
Barbados secure first innings
points against Leeward Is-
lands on a rain-shortened
second day of their Carib
Beer Series match yesterday
at the Addelita Cancryn
High School Ground.
Despite half-centuries from
captain Sylvester Joseph and
Austin Richards Jr., Leewards
were dismissed for 258, reply-
ing to Barbados' first innings
total of 360.
At the close, on a day cut
short by over two hours and 20
minutes because of rain, Barba-
dos, were 45 for one in their
second innings.
Overnight and early morn-
ing rain ruled out play in the
morningsession, and the game
resumed five minutes after the
scheduled lunch interval, with
the Leewards resuming from
their bedtime position of 88 for
The pair were seemingly
steering Leewards towards
the Barbados total in a stand
of 104 for the fourth wicket,
but Bradshaw dismissed
them both as he broke the
back of the Leewards' in-

BARBADOS 1st Innings 360 .
(overnight 88 for three
S. Jeffers c wkpr Browne
b Edwards 6
A. Richards c and b 'Hinds 64
R. Morton c Holder b Nurse 41
C. Simon c Richards b Austin 2
"S. Joseph c Nurse
b Bradshaw 63
S. Liburd c and b Bradshaw 12
W. Cornwall c wkpr Browne
b Bradshaw 18
O. Banks c Richards b Austin 3
+A. Lesmond c Nurse b Austin 4
'A. Sanford c wkpr Browne
b Bradshaw 17
jQ-Extras (b}-er.nte i n.i, nb4 ).R: 1
Extras (ba)-lbnb134)!-.F:.r';! S.-vrC7

Bradshaw finished with the
commendable figures of four
wickets for 33 runs from 13.5
overs, as he bowled with control
and guile into a strong breeze
from the northern end.
Off-spinner Ryan Austin
supported Bradshaw with three

for 68 from 17 overs, as the Bar-
bados bowlers kept the
Leewards batsmen in check.
Joseph began aggressively
by hitting overhead for six, but
he and Richards, who skied a
chance off Austin, could not
dominate the bowling.
Richards showed some
aggressive intent when he

TOTAL (all out) 258
Fall of wickets: 1-8. 2-70,3-74,4-178,
5-200, 6-229, 7-235, 8-235, 9-243.
Bowling: Edwards 12-0-81-1 (nb9):
Bradshaw 13.5-3-33-4; Austin 17-2-
68-3 (nb3): Nurse 12-4-20-1; Hinds
13-1-43-1 (nb2).
BARBADOS 2nd Innings
D. Richards c Cornwall
b Sanford 4
W. Blackman not out 13
D. Smith retired hurt 20
*R. Hinds not out 7
Extras (nbl) 1
TOTAL (1 wkt) 45
Fall of wicket: 1-4.
Bowling:. Sanford 4,3-0-28-1 (nbl);
-Simon "l-tt ,- -, .- .,--, .'- i ,
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pulled Ryan Hinds over mid-
wicket for six, but the Barba-
dos captain got his revenge
by having the left-hander
caught and bowled for a well
played 64.
The Leewards reached 192
for four at tea, but things fell
apart for the home team after
the break.
-Bradshaw undermined
the Leewards' batting, as he
had Steve Liburd caught and
bowled for 12, and Wilden
Cornwall caught behind for
Joseph, who tried hard to
defy the bowling, was caught at
short mid-wicket off Bradshaw
for 63 that contained five fours
and two sixes.

Austin removed Omari
Banks for 18 and Alderman
Lesmond for four, before
Bradshaw had Adam Sanford
caught behind for 17 to end the
The Leewards last five
wicket fell for 58 runs.
Sanford struck early in the
Barbados second innings, when
he had Dale Richards caught at
mid-on for four off a mistimed
pull shot.
Sanford should have also
had the wicket of Dwayne Smith
before the batsman retired hurt
on 20 when he was struck on his
knee, but the fast bowler over-
stepped the crease when top-
edged a pull to the short mid-
wicket fielder.

Women 's Cricket

Association holds

AGM today
THE Guyana Women's Cricket Association (GWCA) Annual
General Meeting (AGM) will be held today at the Demerara
Cricket Club I.DC(C) pavilion from 10:00h.
High on the agenda will be the election of office bearers for
the period of 2006-2007.
Also the President, the secretary and the treasurer will
present their reports.

King rocks Jamaica after

7-45-3 (nb5), Gayle 15-5-36-1,
Breese 23-5-67-3, Bernard 13-5-
27-0, Samuels 7-0-12,0, Hinds 5-3-
JAMAICA 1st Innings
C Gayle c Sarwan b King :0
DPagon bKing 24
M Samuels Ibw b Crandon 9
T Lambert c & b Nagamootoo 8
*W Hinds not out 16
D Bernard b King 1
+C Baugh c Arjune b Kingd 2
G Breese not out 12
Extras (b4; Ibl, hb2) 7
TOTAL (6 wkts, 46 overs) 79
To bat: Darren Powell. Jerome Tay-
lor, Jermaine Lawson.
Fall of wickets: 1-0. 2-19. 3-37,4-45,
Bowling: King 15-9-19-4 Crandon
16-6-34-1 (nb2). Nagamooloo 10-2-
18-1, Jefferally 5-3-3-0

Smith pointed

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RECENTLY accredited Level 3 coach Elton Smith has been
named to head the Athletics Association of Guyana's (AAG)
Coaches' Body that will come into operation from March 1,
this year.
At the Association's first Council meeting for 2006,
Smith has been named Chief Coach with responsibility
for the national coaching disciplines having successfully
completed the Chief Coaches' Course in December in
His Assistant Chief Coach is Ms. Wanda Richmond of Lin-
Coach of Royal Youth Movement (RYM) Christopher
Gaskin will have responsibility
for the Jumps (Long, Triple
and High), while Ms. Rich-
mond will be responsible for
Throws (Shot, Javelin and Dis-
Police Sports Club coach
Lyndon Wilson will be the Na-
tional Middle and Long distance
coach with Wendy Doris his as-
sistant. while Smith will have re-
sponsibility for Sprints and Re-
The body was agreed upon ELTON SMITH
Sunday last at the scheduled date
for the Association's Annual General Meeting at the YMCA, Tho-
mas Lands.
The meeting was called to order and a motion moved since
only three affiliated clubs who had completed registration for this
year attended.
The meeting has been re-scheduled for Sunday February 5 at
the same venue.
Meanwhile, the track and field season opens on February 12'"
with a Development meet at the Police Sports Club Ground, fol-
lowed by another on February 19 at the MacKenzie Sports Club
Ground and the National Track Relays Championship on Febru-
ary 26 at the Police Ground.
There will be a one-week break then on March 9-10 the
National Youth/Junior Championships/Carifta Games Trials
will be staged at the Enmore Community Centre Ground,
East Coast Demerara.

Veteran Hill world

champion again

V1RGILI. Hill earned a tured hi. firrt r .' I'ld ille..

unalniious decision o er
Russia', \aler Brudo% to
claim the vacant WBA
cruiser" eigh( title in Atlan-
tic City on Friday.
Hill's Iriumph .comes
nearly 20 a er ie -.;ie r-o

",hen hie bh'.ia Lchc Sten ar
for the V\ B.A 1I.hi hc.L -
t, ciehr crown.
The 42-year-old Ameri-
can was fighting for the first
lime since May 2004. when
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fill ii pr-.' ed i. 51.-
b Chile Bruin J ''. ufleri his tir'i
defeat in 31 fights.
Hill made 20 defence- if
the WBA light heavyweillht
crown in two stints as ,ch -,,-
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GUYANA st Innings
S Chattergoon run out 75
K Arjune c Pag6n b Gayle 13
N Deonarine c Lambert
b Breese : 16
R Sarwan c Breese b Powell 30
*S Chanderpaul c Taylor
b Powell ; 75
T Dowlinc Gayle b Breese 30
+D Christian' b Breese 14
M Nagamootoo c Bernard
b Powell 17'
E Crandon b Lawson 0
I Jefferally c Samuels b Lawson 4
R King not out 0
Extras (b25, lb5, nb10) 40
TOTAL (all out. 130 overs) 314
Fall of wickets: 1-38. 2-86 3-132,4-
Bowling: Lawson 28-4-69-2 (nb2),
Taylor 15-4-26-0 (nb3), Powell 24-

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Digicel in no
way responsible
for payments
...players to receive
sponsorship fees this week
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC) Digicel, official sponsors of
West Indies cricket, is in now way responsible for the West
Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) delay in paying outstanding
sponsorship fees to players.
In an amendment to a news release issued early yesterday,
the WICB made it clear that the delay in no way had anything
to do with Digicel.
"All payments from the team sponsors Digicel are fully up-
to-date, and Digicel is in no way responsible for the delay in
payment," the release said.
The money owed to the players is for promotional obliga-
tions to team sponsor Digicel for wearing branded apparel and
promotional appearances under their Match/Tour contracts.
The WICB early disclosed that West Indies players, who trav-
elled to Australia last year for the three-Test tour, can expect
outstanding sponsorship fees to be paid this week.
The WICB in a brief news release indicated it has put facili-
ties in place to settle the outstanding liabilities.
"Players' accounts will be credited by next week,
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By Sherry Bollers-Dixon

I HOPE so, because happiness
breeds happiness, and builds
inner strength. Emotions
like love, gratitude and appre-
ciation make us more expan-
sive: we reach out to help
others, and find creative so-
lutions to problems. Good
feelings are self-reinforcing.
When we're happy, we can't
help but flourish.
Just before Christmas, I got
an email from a woman whom I
admire. I had seen her on tele-
vision in the USA and read her
many books. I really enjoyed
'10 bad choices that ruin black
women's lives' and '10 Good
Choices That Empower Black
Women's Lives'. She wanted to
share with me some good tips
for a healthy relationship with
my readers and I was overjoyed
and so happy. So here they are.
I felt that I really just have to
share them with you.





By Dr. Grace

Are you ready for real love? In
this day and age of fast-paced
and short-lived relationships,
it's challenging and many times
difficult, to find good, solid, ef-
fective, and useful, information
that helps to build healthy and
long-lasting romantic unions.
Whether you're single, married,
divorced, or looking-to-be-mar-
ried, these time-tested steps
will help you and your current
or future mate to create long-
lasting love, romantic bliss:

1) Always Be Your True
You are wonderfully and
uniquely made by a loving Cre-
ator. If you find that you have
to act or try to become some-
one you weren't born to be, in
order to fulfill someone else's
expectation, then something is
seriously wrong. A true love
will appreciate you for who you
are and what you bring to the
relationship, and vice-versa. If
you feel as if you're being pres-
sured to alter your character, to
do things you wouldn't usually
do (drink, drugs, pre-mature sex,
lie) so that the person will con-
tinue to see you, that's a certain

sign that things are
unhealthy. Your true love will
gladly embrace you just for wh6
you are so don't be afraid, step:
out in faith and show your true
2) Develop Deep Commu-
nication with Each Other
A healthy relationship goes
much deeper that a surface af-
fair. Even though you may both
look good arm-in-arm, or stand-
ing next to each other whether
at a concert, family reunion,
church, or the theatre, can you
talk when you're alone? What's
going on in your conversations?
Are they deep and meaningful-
or surface and bland? Do you
discuss personal hopes, dreams
and goals, or just talk about the
weather, the daily news head-
lines, and the plot to the latest
hit movie? Can you count on
each other to lend a listening ear,
good advice, and undivided at-
Good, honest and deep
conversation will keep you
deeply connected. When in
doubt, talk it out. Always keep
the lines of communication
open in your ielaji.II-
3) Don't
Ignore, but
Explore Your
Differences 4,
Do your pel .
sonalities blend
well? Is one ol ..;
you on the plti-
mistic path .:- lh ll
the other is cn tihe
pessimistic side '1
the road? Oppo- '
sites may iniil.jl,
attract, but e..? -
tually they can lic-
pel each other
It's important ii 'I
your personaliii~l:
are compatib.c .
If one vi,.:..
life through .-.-c .
coloured gl ... .,
while the otlh'i
always sin,'ii-l
the-blues, the. ..'Lu I
have to make i.,..e:
sort of adjustmenit ti
accommodate each
other. The simple truth is oil
and vinegar make an excellent
salad dressing, but they don't
mix well in romantic relation-
ships, unless both personalities
can explore each other and find
some sort of balance. If you can
adjust and love each other's per-
sonalities, regardless of any dif-
ferences, and bring out the best
when you're together, then this
is a winning combo, and you
could very well be a dynamic-
duo in a life-long healthy con-

41 Share Similar Interest
and Values
You don't have to have the
exact interests. As a matter of
fact, having diverse preferences
can help you to share new and
exciting things with each other.
However, make sure you have
at least a few common interests,
so it won't be an ongoing battle
over what to do and where to
go to keep you both satisfied.
You may have to compromise
in some areas like sports, poli-
.tics, movies, shopping, music,
etc. Keep in mind that compro-
mising doesn't mean depriving
each other of their individual in-
terests but instead it means par-
ticipating in each other's inter-
5) Discuss Your Spiritual
Beliefs Together
If you're not on common
ground with your beliefs about
who and what God means to
each of you, this will eventually
cause a rift in your relationship.
Don't try to conceal your true
beliefs and hope

that it will all just one day fall
in place; it won't. Make sure
you talk about your faith hon-
estly and openly with each
other. There's a wise adage that
states: "The couple that prays
together, stays together'.
6) Appreciate Each
Other's Unique Body Temple
Let's face it, we're all built
differently. We come in a vari-
ety of shape, shapes, sizes, and
shades. In order to have a
healthy physical and emotional

relationship, you must embrace
and appreciate each other's to-
tal package. One of the worse
things a couple can do to each
other is to fantasise or try to fit
their mate into someone else's
body image. When you throw
away preconceived 'ideal body
type' perceptions, you'll enjoy
the true worth of your partner.
I remember years ago, one
of my college friends, Nicolette,
a five-foot-eight-inch, former
beauty queen, adamantly re-
fused to date any man under the
six-foot mark. Her preconceived
idea of the 'ideal match' was an
athletic hunk who would be
paid well for playing ball foot-
ball, basketball, or baseball
would qualify him as long as he
had the height, the muscles, and
the billfold.
Well, after a whole lot of
heartbreaks, shallow relation-
ships, and a completely new
outlook on life, she eagerly re-
ports that she has been very
happily married to a five-foot-
five-inch dentist for over five
years and has since been blessed
with two wonderful kids to
complete her healthy marriage
Nicolette would have
missed out on the love of her life
had she remained stuck with
false perceptions. Don't let this
happen to you. Admire, appre-
ciate, and enj' your
companion's body temple.
7) Talk About The S&M
(Sex & Money)
Two of the biggest destroy-
ers of healthy relationships are
the misuse, abuse, lack of or
over-use of sex and money the
'S & M Factor'. Both are very
important and very personal in
your love life. Yet, unfortu-
nately, most couples make the
mistake of not setting quality
time aside early in their relation-
ship to discuss these two vital
components. To put it bluntly,
you've got to know where
you're heading, before you get
to the bedding; and know what
you're spending before it gets
beyond mending.
In healthy relationships.
there is a world of difference be-
tween 'having sex' and 'making
love', just as there is a major
difference between being 'in-
volved' and 'being in love'. The
misuse of sex, just like the mis-

use of money, causes major tur-
bulence in relationships. These
can be dangerous influences
which overwhelm your relation-
ship; or they can be healthy
tools for intimacy and success.
It's up to both you and your.
partner to know what sex and
money means to each of you,
and to make sure that you share
your beliefs and feelings with
each other. Otherwise, both the
sex and money issues can be-
come major conflicts which will
destroy even the deepest love.
8) Try to Get Along With
Each Other's Friends-n-
Although your happiness
ultimately depends on how
well the two of you get along
with each other, some input
from loved ones can be frost-
ing on the cake. Do you have
a healthy interaction with'
each other's close associates?
Make sure you ask some
supportive family members
and/or dear friends their opin-
ion about your choice in
mate. If the advice is not.
what you want to hear. exam-
ine it closely, evaluate the
source, pray about it, and
make up your own mind
anyway. Make sure you also'
meet your mate's family and
closest friends, and dis-
creetly observe their interac-
tions with each other. Try to
find out if there is any dys-.
functional family pattern that
you need to address and get
help with. There is a wise old
saying, 'Show me your com-
pany, I'll tell you who you
are'. Chances are, if your
partner has a healthy interac-
tion with loved ones, you
will also get the same treat-
ment and so much more!
9) Stay Away From Nega-
tive People
It's important to make a
special note here, that although
the interactions of relatives and
friends can be a plus in building

a healthy relationship, some,
unfortunately, can also be a mi-
nus. If you face unhealthy in-
terference and discouragement
.rom loved ones because of their
,personal insecurities, don't let
themhave any influence in your
relationship. Both you and your
miate must be on the same page
and decide to keep negative
p people out of your personal
love life in order to love and
grow together in harmonious
10) Learn to Laugh To-
', This one doesn't need much
S:expianation if there's no joy,
there's very little hope. Laugh-
ter keeps love alive. Find some-
thing that you can both get a
"r.,d hearty laugh from. Here's
a:little secret that works won-
der, A good sense of humour
:':nd a pleasant disposition have
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*Must Have craft electrical Certificate

*Preference would be given to persons

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OU may have heard of the recommendation
for exclusive breastfeeding for the first six
months of the baby's life. But what does it
mean? 'Exclusive breastfeeding' means giving the
baby only breast milk (and medicine if prescribed).
This means no water, glucose, water, tea, porridge,
cereal etc.
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended until the baby is six
months old, then breastfeeding should be continued along with other
foods until the child is two years old and beyond. Exclusive
breastfeeding benefits both the baby and the mother. When a baby
is exclusively breastfed it benefits the baby's immune system and
general health by:
Supplying all the nutrients the baby. needs, including water,
in the correct quantities, for the first six months of the baby's life.
In addition, breast milk is easy to digest, making its nutrients more
available for use by the baby. For example, 49 per cent of the iron
in breast milk is absorbed by the baby, but only 10 per cent of iron
is absorbed from cow's milk and four per cent from iron-fortified
Protecting against infection. An exclusively breastfed baby is
likely to get diarrhea (running belly). If breast milk is fed directly
from the breast, or handled safely, there is not much chance of con-
tamination from the use of dirty water or bottles. When babies are
breast fed, there is also reduced chance of getting other infections
such as urinary tract infections.
Protecting against allergies, such as food allergies, eczema and
respiratory allergies. This protection lasts into childhood and ado-
Providing baby with a sense of safety and security.
The numerous benefits of breastfeeding to the mother include:
Less bleeding after delivery. This is of special benefit to the
mother who is anemic.
Helping her to lose weight
Less chance of breast complications. A breastfeeding mother
is less likely to have engorged (overfull, hot, heavy, shiny and pain-
ful) breasts, or mastitis, where there is redness and swelling of the
breast accompanied by severe pain and fever.
Less chance of developing some kinds of cancer. Women who
breastfeed are less likely to develop cancer of the ovaries and breast,
and possibly cancer of the cervix.
Promoting bonding a close loving relationship between
mother and child.
Convenience. Feeding is less burdensome, especially at night.


All persons/companies desirous of operating
lumber yards in 2006, must be licenced by the
Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC).

The requirements for obtaining a GFC
approved licence for operating a lumber yard,
Include no objection letters from:
Environmental Protection Agency
Neighborhood Democratic Council
Central Housing & Planning Authority

The GFC also advises all forest
concessionaires and private property owners
not to sell lumber to any unlicenced lumber
yard operation.

James Singh
Commissioner ofForests

Saving the money which would be used to buy tinned for-
mula feed.
Helping to delay another pregnancy. This protection
against pregnancy is strongest if the mother is breastfeeding ex-
clusively day and night, if the mother is not menstruating, and if
the baby is less than six months old. Birth spacing helps the mother
to recover from the pregnancy, both health-wise and financially.
The safe qualities of breast milk and breastfeeding can help
families to cut down on health care cost, due to illness. Less illness
means fewer visits to the doctor, heath centre or hospital. This re-
sults in savings for the community and the country.
Breastfeeding is less costly than bottle feeding. It is cheaper
to provide a nutritious diet to the breastfeeding mother than to feed
the child on formula. Thus, the family saves money.
Breastfeeding allows the mother more time for her family as
no extra time is needed for preparation of formula feed. Some of
the time which would be spent caring for a sick child is also saved.
Although there are so many benefits to breastfeeding, many
influences such as television and folklore dissuade families from
practicing exclusive breastfeeding. Most families do choose to
exclusively breastfeed, at least initially. Some, however, say they
have to stop once the mother returns to work. It is possible and
realistic for a working mother to maintain exclusive breastfeeding?
When breastfeeding is mentioned, some persons may interpret
that to mean only putting the baby to the breast. However,
breastfeeding also includes feeding the baby breast milk that has
been expressed (squeezed from the breast) and fed to the baby us-
ing a cup. The mother and the rest of the family may still exclu-
sively breastfeed the child if they plan ahead, are able to express
enough breast milk and know how to store and use the breast milk
A mother who wants to exclusively breastfeed can express and
store milk that can be used to feed the baby when she is at work.
Even when the baby is quite young, the mother can begin to ex-
press and store extra breast milk, which can be cup-fed to the baby
when she will have to be away from prolonged periods. So, a mother
who has to return to work before she wants to stop breastfeeding
can begin to plan ahead.
An excessive pump is not necessary in order to express
breast milk. Here is a method mothers can use for expressing
breast milk using the hands (recommended by the World
Health Organisation). Always use a clean cup, jug or jar that
has been washed in soap and water, and sanitised by pouring

some boiling water into it and leaving it for a few minutes.
1. Wash hands thoroughly.
2. Lightly massage the breasts and gently pull or roll nipples.
Please see page V



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
09, 2006.

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
CargolPassenger Launch of dimensions length 70' 0" long,
lri 23' 0" wide with a 12' 0" high hull.

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

iAsketch 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 of Amerindian 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
S-,heme in the name of the individual if individual is tendering
or company if company is tendering.



1 2. '

Applications are invited for a suitable person to fill the
existing vacancy of


at the National Communications Network Inc.
Applicants must possess:
Valid Driver's Licence, including car, van and
Police Clearance
Sound Secondary Education
Minimum of 3 years experience in driving.
Applications including curriculum vitae, names and
addresses of two referees must be submitted to the Human
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January 30,2006.

Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006


for the working mother


Page III

Page IV Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006

men, or I love him but
anything else... That's not
love. It's desperation, wish,
hope, desire, innate need, or
even a craving to be abused.
But it's not love.
How do we know you
don't love him? You are already
predicting the relationship's
demise. You are leaving yourself
an out. You've left the hatch on
the submarine open. If you
marry, expect to hear the
rushing of water, the bonging of
the alarm, and the cry to
abandon ship.


Have a question
that may be
something I alone
can answer, but perhaps
you can assist. Here's
I love my boyfriend. He is
a wonderful man, with a great
heart and soul. No one else
could care for me as deeply as
he does. We've been together
three years, and although

Seawo rth,

marriage has been brought up in
passing, we've never discussed
it at length. It's reached the
point I feel if I am not going to
marry him, I should let him go.
He hasn't pressured me,
asked about forever, or anything
of that nature. But I know if I
said today "let's get married,"
that would be all I needed to say.
We have a good give-and-take
relationship, but I still wonder.
Would it work, would I be

happy, would we end up like so
many others in a dreadful
relationship 20 years down the
I look at other men and
think what my life might be like
if I were with them and consider
"trying them out" so to speak.
I go back and forth on this and
don't know if it's just my
young age, 23, the fact that by
nature I am indecisive, or if I
am, as another of your reader's

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I read that under the Caricom Reciprocal Agreement.
that a person is covered for certain NIS benefits.
Could you please state what these benefits are?

The Caricom Agreement on Social Security is intended EI
to protect Caricom Nationals' entitlement to benefits. I
It covers the payment of the following pensions:

(a) Old Age
(b) Invalidity
(c) Disability
(d) Survivors' I
(e) Death

For further information visit the nearest local office 1
or call the number stated below.

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call. 1

C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
Tel: 227-3461.

Some research has looked at
who fares better in
relationships: people who
follow their gut feelings, or
people who weigh pros and
cons. That research tilts in
favour of the gut feeling people.
They are more likely to stay in
a relationship which lasts.
S. Why is that true? You have
t in love an emotional stake in your
gut. The "reasons" for
ait until staying with someone are
S in head stuff. Head stuff can
dress in
I'm on change, and head stuff
doesn't involve you
ADDIE Another way of saying
this is Occam's razor. The
simplest answer is usually
d 'love' best. There are no extra parts
is what to go wrong. The complicated
answer has failure built into


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wrote, only 99 per cen
with him.
I don't want to w
there's a big white
my closet to realise
the wrong path.

Addie, we use the wor
in this context. Love
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you ieel for me one you want
to be with for the rest of your
life. That word in
relationship to anyone else is
not love. For example, I love
him but he's hitting on my
sister, or I love him but I can
picture myself with other






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Sunday Chronicle January 29,'2006

Page IV

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I appreciate your
candid and prompt
response. It confirms
what I believed to be
true. Although I feel
pain and sadness for
what I have to do, your
response gave me the
last bit of a push I
needed to actually do
it. Thank you very
much, you are just

Addie, your feeling of
relief proves this is the right
decision. Like all good
people, you do not want to
hurt someone else. But just
as a doctor often must in-
flict pain in order to cure a
problem, so you must in-
flict pain in ending this re-
lationship. The greater in-
justice would be to do noth-
Doing what you must
doesn't make you a bad
person. It makes you a ma-
ture person. Some days we
get to dance all night. Other
days we have to scrub
floors. The test in life is that
we do the appropriate
thing, whether it is easy and
pleasurable or not.

Sunday Choncl Janat 29 O6IPg

The Dentist Advises
[---- , lr.1fl .I.


MORE than ninety per cent
of the times that someone has
dental treatment, the attend-
ing dentist uses a drug or
material characteristic to
dentistry. But are they safe?
Are there any side effects of
dental materials? Since
these substances are not gen-
erally known to the public,
how can one make a biologi-
cal evaluation of them? This
is especially true for Guyana
where 100 per cent of the
dental materials used are im-
For many years the dental
profession worked mainly with
rather inert (stable) materials
that had a limited contact with
living tissue (except dentures).
The opportunity for local and
systemic complications was
therefore minimal. Now dental
materials and devices are being
treated more like drugs and have
to meet the safety and efficacy
requirements of drugs and medi-
cal devices. We in Guyana are
fortunate in the sense that we
are relatively protected by re-
strictions existent for the manu-
facture of dental materials in
some countries like the United
States and Britain. This cannot
be said for dental materials origi-


nating in many Third World
countries where the
standardisation system does not
require protracted testing before
the laboratories can release the
materials on the market. Since

every single dental drug and ma-
terial is imported and because
local legislation at the present
time does not regulate in any
way the use of any of these
substances, dentists should be
careful about their utilisation.
Certain dental materials
such as composite resin (used
for anterior teeth fillings), are
chemically active compounds
and may have a detrimental ef-
fect on the pulp. Amalgam (sil-
ver filling material) because of
its mercury content and impres-
sion materials, and also because
of their former lead content also
stimulated considerable interest.

Endodontic (root canal) therapy
involves the most dangerous
drugs in dentistry. The majority
of the medications used are very
poisonous. The procedures re-
quire canal obtrusion with drugs
and materials that remain in
constant contact with living
The most common
drug used in dentistry is
lidocaine which is used
as a local anesthetic
mainly for extractions.
The active ingredient is
Chemically similar to the
illicit drug cocaine but
the part of the molecule
which is toxic and cause ad-
diction was removed.
Cocaine was actually dis-
covered by the Incas, an indig-
enous tribe of South America
who used this extract from the
coca plant to numb wounds on
the skin. However, it was not
until 1884 that Dr. Carl Koller
used cocaine medicinally as the
first local anesthetic. It is inter-
esting to note that even after the
nearly a century in which a
weak solution of cocaine ceased
to be used for anesthetic,
Guyanese remain the only
people that I know who refer to
dental anesthetic as cocaine.

t 1 inistrv of IIealth invites applications for the vacant positions of1:

Tuberculosis Field Supervisor


'Pe-~,i;red Staff NurseMidwife or Staff Nurse with experience in community nursing
ind -i.u'ervision of other health workers.


P-ei:-tered Practical Nurse (Assistant Nurse) \with at least three (3) years working
c, i' I ,ace of which one (1) year must he in the area of Tuberculosis (TB) or other
rel icd public health area.


P.::: i ii the Certificate Programme for Community Health Workers (Ministry of
He.:itI-I with at least five (5) years working experience as a Community Health
.'. :.rl (CHW) of which two (2) years must be in the field of TB or as a TB
-''r: ch Worker.

-pp::: actions should be forwarded no later than lFebruar 10). 2006 to:

Sec retary,
1Public Service Commissiona,
De Winkle Building,
SFort Sr-eet, Kingston,
Gov'ernmen ads can e d n n. i, ;.',:,, g;ea gsv g-

Sa fety


Despite the fact that we do
not manufacture dental materi-
als and drugs, there is need to
legislate and regulate their use.
Biocompatibility is the key
word. The history of the devel-
opment of controls, standards
and guidelines began almost 500
years ago and is detailed in a
chronological fashion up to the
present time. An outline of the
latest revised draft of the Inter-
national document (ISO Techni-
cal Report No. 7405), com-
pleted recently for the
harmonisation of human stan-
dards within the EC has been
presented. The Bureau of Stan-
dards needs to include dental
materials in its list of controlled
drugs because "dental quacks"
have a field day in importing
sub-standard materials from
questionable sources. In fact, a
way to eliminate these illegal
practitioners is to restrict the
availability of dental material by
making its possession illegal for
persons not license to practice
No amount of experimen-
tal study can guarantee abso-
lute safety for any substance.
However, toxicological inves-
tigations provide data from
which reasonable projections
and predictions can be made
about the conditions under
which the product can be
safely used. In today's world
in which the development of
a country is measured by how
serious it views standards, it
would be a boost in this con-
text for the authorities to ex-
amine this question.

Storage Conditions
Room temperature in clean covered container
Freezer compartment inside one-door refrigerator
Freezer compartment of two-door refrigerator
Deep freeze

Storage Time
6 10 hours
5 days
2 weeks
3 -4 months
6 months and

When it is time to use the stored milk, thaw it by holding
the container under warm, running water, or stand it in warm
water in a container such as a large pot, pan or basin. The
Please turn to page IX


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chance to become a professional Soldier and build a career
for the future. GDF IS RECRUITING NOW!!

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 25years of age.
o Have a good Secondary Education, a sound mind and a
healthy body.

o Police Clearance;
o Two (2) recent Testimonials; and
Birth Certificate.
App1)y in person to the Recruiting O.ficers who will he visiting the
regions 10:00 hrs to 150:0 her's on the dates listed be/ow:

Maria's Lodge Drill Hall, Essequibo Coast Jan 25 & 26
Linden Drill Hall Jan 26, Bartica Regional Board
Room Jan 25 & 26, Benab Coast Guard Jan 26, New
Amsterdam. Drill Hall Jan 27.

for the working mother
From page III
3. If possible, someone can massage the mother's back this will
help the milk to flow.
4. Place the thumb on the breast near the edge of the areola (dark
area), and away from nipple. Put first finger in a similar position
on the other side of the nipple. Support breast with other fingers.
5. Gently press thumb and first finger towards the chest and then
press and release several times in order to keep the milk flowing.
This should not hurt.
6. Press in the same way on all edges of the areola in order to empty
all parts of the breast. Do not squeeze near or on the nipple itself
or rub the fingers along the skin. The fingers should roll over the
7. Express one breast for three to five minutes until the flow slows,
and then change to the other breast. Then do both breasts again.
Change hands if the hand gets tired.
8. Express as often as the baby would feed.

Breast milk may be safely stored for quite a .lng time for
four months to six months in the freezer. Breast m ilk does not
have to be refrigerated immediately it lasts six to eight hours out
of the refrigerator and up to five days in the refrigerator, and can
therefore reasonably be stored until you get home. It can be store
in either glass or hard plastic containers, but there are also bags
especially designed for that purpose. The following table shows
storage times under varying condition.

Page V

Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006



T .. -,

Convicted armed robber

being freed by Appellate Court

By George Barclay

VIOLET Ramadan
was at the Le
Repentir Cemetery
with her husband on the
afternoon of March 30,
1975, when she was
attacked at knife-point
by a man who robbed
her of her wrist watch
and gold finger ring.
The woman said that when
the robber opened his mouth as
if to bite off her ring, "I ob-
served that he had gold teeth".
Later, at an identification
parade at the Ruimveldt Police
Station, by means of the said
gold teeth, she identified the
robbber to be Vibert Hodge.
As a consequence, Hodge
was arrested and charged with

robbery under arms and was
subsequently convicted by a
Demerara Assize jury.
Following the conviction, the
trial judge allowed the prisoner
to plead guilty to five other in-
dictable outstanding offences
and ordered that the sentences
should run concurrently with
the sentence for armed robbery.
Hodge, represented by At-
torney-at-Law, Mr. Malcolm
Taharally, appealed.
At the hearing of the appeal,
Senior State Counsel, Mr.
Nandram Kissoon, (now a Jus-
tice of Appeal) appeared for the
The Appellate Court, which
heard the matter, was consti-
tuted by Chancellor of the Ju-
diciary, Mr. J. O. F. Haynes and
Justices of Appeal Mr. Victor
Crane and Mr. Keith Massiah,
S.C. (who later became Chancel-

After hearing arguments and
submissions, the Appellate
Court allowed the appeal on the
ground that the identification
parade, at which the appellant
was identified as the robber by
means of gold teeth, was, among
other things, invalid, since he
was the only person with gold
teeth on parade, and there was
conflict in the identification evi-
The Appellate Court also
found that the trial judge erred
when, after conviction, he al-
lowed the appellant to plead to
five other indictable offences
which he considered and or-
dered that the sentences be taken
concurrently with the sentence
for armed robbery.
The appellant was freed.
His conviction and sentence
were quashed and set aside.

Texaco West Indies Limited, a company specialising in the marketing of petroleum
products is seeking a Maintenance ant Construction Specialist to join its Properties and
Facilities Oplimisation learn in Guyana.


* Develops maintenance strategies to optimise costs of retail and commercial
* Develops and establishes contracting strategies for programmed/preventative
* Coordinates and monitors resources for maintenance budget.
* Monitors and contributes to best practices, quality assurance and cost control
for existing assets.
* Works with maintenance team and retail and commercial customers to analyse
operating expenses and identify cost opportunities.
* Controls and documents plant, property and equipment inventory.
* Respond to internal and external customers for repairs and maintenance.
* Manages and supervises facility development projects, aligned with strategic
business plans.
* Manages all health and safety initiatives and ensures compliance.

" Minimum of 3 years working in an engineering/operations capacity
" A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical or Mechanical preferred)
" Strong communication skills (oral and written)
* Strong organisational and management skills
o Project management experience
Experience in site maintenance and contractor management
" An independent and motivated individual

All applications and curriculum vitae should be submitted by January 31, 2006 to:

The Human Resources Business Partner
ChevronTexaco Eastern Caribbean, SRL
P. Box 1213
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

The facts of the case dis-
closed that the appellant, armed
with a knife, attacked and
robbed one Violet Ramadan of
a wrist-watch and a finger-ring.
When removing the ring, he
opened his mouth as if to bite
her finger to get it off. It was
then that she saw his gold teeth.
Some five weeks later, Ramadan
picked out the accused at an
identification parade as the rob-
At the trial, there were three
different versions as to how the
appellant was identified at the
parade. The first was given by
Violet Ramadan who said she
identified him initially by his
appearance, but in order to make
doubly sure, she asked him to
open his mouth.
The second was by Inspec-
tor Troyer who conducted the
parade. Troyer said Ramadan
asked him to cause the men on
parade to open their mouths,
and that when they did so, she
then touched the accused on his
The third version which
was given by the accused was
substantially the same as that
given by Inspector Troyer with
this difference: that whereas
Troyer said there were others
with gold teeth, the accused in-
sisted he was the only man on
parade with gold teeth which
meant he was urging that the

parade was unfairly conducted
in that he was identified solely
by his gold teeth.
The Appellate Court found
that in his summing-up the trial
judge did not bring to the jury's
attention the apparent conflict
between Ramadan's and Inspec-
tor Troyer's evidence, nor the
fact that Troyer's evidence that
the accused was identified after
he had opened his mouth tended
to support the evidence of the
According to the Appellate
Court's judgment, the trial judge
merely left it to the jury to find
as a question of fact, if they
were minded to believe Ramadan
and Troyer, whether the identi-
fication parade had been prop-
erly conducted.
The accused also said in de-
fence that the charge against him
was a trumped-up one; that he
had been 'framed' by the police
because he and the policeman
who charged him had an alter-
cation over a girlfriend, and that
the policeman threatened to
"throw the book at him". Noth-
ing was said about this impor-
tant aspect of the defence to the
The Guyana Court of Ap-
peal held:
(1) That the apparent con-
flict between Ramadan and
Troyer's evidence should have
been pointed out to the jury

who ought to have been advised
to be cautious about accepting
Ramadan's testimony that she
had primarily identified the ac-
cused apart from his gold teeth.
(2) The jury should have
been told that if they accepted
Troyer's evidence, then
Ramadan's identification at the
parade was unsatisfactory,
hence they should attach little
weight to her identification in
(3) The jury should have
been directed that if they be-
lieved the accused was the only
man on parade with gold teeth,
the parade would have been un-
fairly conducted and they
should attach little weight to it.
(4) The defence was not
properly left to the jury. The
accused was alleging oppression
and victimization on the part of
the police and the judge should
have told the jury to acquit if
they believed this was so.
(5) The trial judge was in
error when he allowed the ac-
cused, after conviction, to plead
to six other charges forming the
subject of five outstanding in-
dictable offences with a view to
having them taken into consid-
eration, and to proceed to sen-
tence him in respect of those
(6) The correct procedure
Please turn to page XIX




Applications are invited for suitably qualified

persons to fill the above mentioned position.

Minimum Qualification: B

sc. in either Home

Economics, Food Science, Agriculture or any other

(equivalent qualification).

Interested persons are required to submit applications

with Curriculum Vitae along with two references not

later than February 28, 2006 to:

The Principal

Guyana School of Agriculture

Mon Repos

East Coast Demerara.

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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to-this week's issue. Generally,,
many students regard revision as some-
thing they do in the last week or two before
their examinations. Revision of that.kind is
simply cramming and is not encouraged by.
,these columns.. Cramming is not in keep-
ing with the principles of understanding.
Start you revision process now. Keep on
working less in groups and more in pairs.
Be careful now!

Solution to "Fill in the Blanks"
1. My friend said he would pay me back -
when he could afford it. D. some time
2. Neighbour Sandra never got -the shock
of losing her husband. C. over
3. It is --to smuggle goods into Guyana. B.
4. 1 don't like flying because I'm afraid --. A.,
of crashing; .
5. At the back ofAli's store traders have
the roads. B. taken over

Solution to "Sentence Completion"
6. Do not entertain him; his whole story is a
of lies. C. pack
7. Mary brought home the .... of cattle. D. herd
8. Gordon was elated passing the exami-
nation after he had failed so many times: C. at
9. When you go out in the dark, you should be
aware strangers. D. of
10. You should comply the instruction on
'the examination paper. D. with

Drafting: Writing a Paragraph

(a) A Paragraph is a group of related sentences
that work together to develop one main idea.
(b) In each paragraph you construct, the main
idea should be stated in a topic sentence, and
then let all the details in the paragraph develop
the main idea. All the details must not only be on
the same topic, but must also help support the
idea in the topic sentence.


Here are three pieces of writing to help you in
your composition writing. They are here to help
you see the type of work that is expected of you
at your examination. Try writing in good para-
graphs. It is expected that your paragraphs would
not be as long as these, but take a good look
and learn something worthwhile.

First Piece

Mr. Cropper, a local employer, was having diffi-
culty hiring a new employee. He could not find
anyone to carry out the simple job of keeping a
vat of rain water filled. The job was drudgery,
but nevertheless it was important to the running
of the factory. Mr. Cropper was forced to give
rejection after rejection to the youths who applied.
SEither they were not qualified, or they demanded

a high-income salary. Mr. Cooper was willing to
pay a fair salary, but he was not willing to pay
what'some of those youngsters were demand-
ing. After all, he wanted the business to be prof-
itable. .

Second Piece

My mother delights in saving money and revels.
in finding bargains. She habitually walks great
distances inGeorgetown to find goods at bar-
gain prices. Last weekend, she insisted that we
visit a wholesale establishment in Lombard
Street. Unlike most stores, which are small and
cramped, this place was huge and spacious.
However, it was crammed with people, and the
floors were cluttered with empty cartoons, slips
of paper, and piles of broken goods.

'Third Piece

Springfield Community Farm,
East Coast Demerara
January 290, 2006

Dear Mother,
I am very sorry I shall not be able to get home
before Mashramani, but I am looking forward to
seeing you then. Shall we have a party on the
day after Mashramani as usual? I hope you will
let me have some of my money in hand before
then so that I can buy some presents for my close
I am very happy here now that I have got used
to the strange surroundings. It seems so funny
to me that when I get up to go to school every-
body on, the farm is already hard at work. They
start very early, and sometimes wake me up. I
don't think I will be a farmer when I grow up, al-
though I should like being out in the open air, and
Sthe country round here is lovely.
Yesterday I helped Uncle David's farm hand
collect:the eggs from the hens, and this morning
I saw the little chicks come out of their shells in
the incubator.
I ani learning a lot of things about nature that I
never' knew before, and am enjoying myself im-
mensely down here. I wish you could be here.
With love from,
\ /
Composition Writing

Here is a picture. Study it, and then write a com-
position inspired by it in about 120-150 words.

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Sentence Completion
In this .sentence completion exercise is con-
tained a mixture of structures, that is, putting the
right words together (grammar) and vocabulary
items. Pay close attention to the instructions.
From the words or groups of words lettered A to
D, choose the word or groupof words which best
completes each of the following sentences.

1. The car stopped because he had run out-
A. in; B. of;
C.for; D.with
2. This novel is extremely poor; it -
A. isn't worth reading it
B. isn't worth to read
C. isn't worth reading
D. doesn't worth reading it
3. This is by the best picture he has painted.
A. far; B. further
C. much; D. even
4. The engine stopped -
A. all suddenly
B. all sudden
C. all of a sudden
D. all with.a sudden
5. Do you know what the is for calculating
the area of a circle?
A. prescription; B. recipe
C. formula; D. model
6. He'll improve in time; it's only a of prac-
A. thought; B. question
C. work; D. need

Consonant Clusters
A consonant cluster is a group of consonants
found together in a word.

Find the consonant clusters in the words listed
below. Draw a line under the letters that make
up each cluster. The first word is done for you.

screw spring scrub string spread threw
earth thread straight dry clear fourth

Use words from A to complete the sentences.

1. The pitcher -- the ball to the catcher.
2. George found for Stanley's dog.
3. Maggie tightened the on the chair leg.
4. Harry looked forward to the -of February.
5. The carrion crow its wings.
6. Sometimes it is hard to a needle.
7. The weather is and
8. The is a planet

Alphabetical Order
An encyclopedia is a book or set of books that
has facts about many different things. It is a
source book. The facts are listed alphabetically.
Number the following words 1 to 15 in the order
you would find them in an encyclopedia.
- spider flags buffalo dance -
coins -whistles-kites -eyes -ranches
-pianos -bands -gold-stars -nests
- ovens

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Common tac ____r_ _eIE

Welcome to bur Mathematics columns.. If you
have.been doing revision as a regular process
throughout the course as you have been urged
from time to, time, then you should be comfort-
able now. i You should be showing n6 signs of
examination stress or anxiety sia,placefbr re-
vision haslalways been an important part of your
study time-table. Keep on treating yourself well!
Love you i
'Bye. -

1. What is the value of 7 in 17 569? (a) 7000
2. A prime number is (d) 71
3. A multiple of 5 is (a) 5
4. the line segment BC is called a (d) chord
5. The formula that can be used to calculate
the perimeter of the oblong in the figure below
is (b) 2(L + B) (Please note the brackets that
were inadvertently excluded last week.)
6. The number of sets that can be made from
the set (3, 4, 6} is (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? (c) 100
8. The area of a square is 81 cm2. What is its
width, in centimeters? (b) 9
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
10. Round 74 to the nearest 10. (c) 70
11. Round 5.74 to the nearest tenth. (a) 5.7
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? (c ) 107
13. Mary bought a skirt for $1600 and sold to Jackie
for $2400. What was her profit percent? (c) 50%
14. Find the perimeter of a figure 2 cm by 3 cm. (c
15. Find the area of a figure measuring 5 cm by 2.5
cm. (a) 12.5

Work these quickly and accurately:
16. Multiply:
a). 305 X 6.5 = 1,982.5
b). 1067 X 2.05 = 21,873.5
c). 208.002 X 5 = 1,040.01
17. Solve:
a).(20 +15)-17 + 7 X (6 + 5)95
b). (6X 2) + 5 X (2 + 11)= 77
c). 99 (8 3) = 94
d). 2 X 8 + 7 = 23
e). 12 + 4 + 32 = 35
f). 12X 2 20 2 + 9 =23
g). 81 9 + 16 = 25

18. Solve:
a). 250 by 100 = 25,000
b). 250 divided by 100 = 2.5 or 2 /2
c). 585 by 0.05 = 29.25
d). 595 divided by 0.07 = 8,500

19. Fihd the value of:
27-24+ 3 + OX(9+ 1)= 19

20. What is the L.C.M. of the following sets of num-

a). 2, 8, and 10 =40 Writi in order from least to greatest.
b). 4,17, and 12 = 84 13)2.3, 0.23, 23
c). 2,13,5, and 15 = 30 14) 77, 0.7,7.7, 0.77, 7.77
d). 14, 52, 65 and 70 = 1,820 ,15 0.156, 0.52, 1.05
S16 3 ., 3.35, 3.53, 5.33
Let s see how some of the problems are solved. : if
Coqrplete the chart.
17. a). (20 + 15) 17 + 7 X (6 + 5) = 95 Rmember that 1m equals 100 cm.
Where there are brackets we work the brackets -
first. 1. Metres Centimetres
35 17+ 7 X 11 1.57
Where there are no brackets, multiplication and di- 18. 29.63
vision must be done first. 19. 786.54
35- 17 + 77 20, 7.569
112-17 21. 8.7875 __

17. c). 99 (8 3) =94
Where there are brackets we work the brackets
99 5

S17.f). 12X2-202+9=23
Where there are no brackets, multiplication and di-
vision must be done first.
33 10

S19; Find the value of:
'27!- 24 + 3 + 0 X (9+ 1) =19
Where there are brackets we work the brackets
27- 24 + 3 + 0 X 10
Where there are no brackets, multiplication and.di-
vision must be done first.
27 24 + 3 + 0
27-8+ 0

Lots of practice work


Look at the chart. They are forms of the same num-

Ones Tenths Hundredths
9 0
9' 0 0

9 ones.are equal to 9.
90 tenths are\equal to 9.
900 hundredths are equal to 9.

Circle any form that\has the same value.
22. 5!0, 50, 5.00, 50 tenths
23. 9, 9.0, 9.00, 90 tenths
24. 7.8, 78 tenths, 7.80, 0.78

Cubej, Rectangular Prisms & Pyramids.

The faces of the figures below are flat faces.
The part of the figure where faces meet is an edge.
The part of the figure where edges meet is a ver-
tex I

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Decimal comparison
Write < or > to compare decimals.

1)0.67 0.06
2) 2.8 -2.08
3.32.00 32.07
4) 0.56 5.06
5) 0.34 0.43
6) 46.09 -46.9
7) 65.8 8.65


8) 0.06, 0.08, -, -, 0.14
9) 6.43, 6.53, 6.63,-,-
10) 79.75, -, 79.77, -, -
11)7.42, 6.41, -, -, 3.41
12) 12.83, -, 12.63, -, -

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Director Coordinating Information Management Authority (CIMA)

Our client, the CARICOM Secretariat, is seeking to recruit a dynamic individual as the Director of its
Coordinating Information Management Authority (CIMA).


CIMA, located in Trinidad & Tobago, will be responsible for ensuring that proposed Information Technology
projects regarding the sharing of law enforcement/security information and intelligence are within the scope and
purpose of CARICOM Member States; that projects are assigned to the proper agency or other organisational body,
and that interested parties are appropriately represented in the development of the proposed project.

The Candidate

SThe Director will proactively develop appropriate guidelines
for specific Information Technology based law enforcement/
security projects to ensure that best-in-class solutions are

> The successful candidate will assist in examining and defining
the requirements for information and intelligence systems with
Member States and making recommendations to CARICOM
regarding their findings.

> The Director will coordinate all development activities
regarding sharing systems including system upgrades,
expansion, third party involvements, maintenance contracts
and specialised training.

0 The candidate will be the regional contact for external
vendors interested in marketing and deploying security
information products and services within the region.

> The candidate will review submissions for the approval of
new and revised standard operational procedures (SOPs).

SThe ideal candidate will have a university degree in
computing and/or information systems or management
of information systems (MIS). A degree at the Masters
level in MIS and/or knowledge of regional security issues
would be assets.

> A seasoned professional, the candidate will have at
least 8 years' experience in managing large scale
Information Technology projects and sound knowledge
of cutting-edge networking technologies.

> With extensive experience in the field of information
Technology, the Director will have a proven track record
in the implementation of information systems and a
working knowledge of systems integration.

> The successful individual will be results-oriented with
excellent analytical and strategy-development skills.

> Strong leadership, relationship-management and
communication skills are also essential.

SThe successful candidate will also be required to manage a
team to ensure that the objectives of the Authority are met.

A competitive compensation package commensurate with these responsibilities is being offered.
All suitably qualified nationals of CARICOM Member States and Associate Member States of the Caribbean
Community interested in this exciting opportunity, should send their Curriculum Vitae with full details of their
experience, achievements and qualifications, and the names and contact details of two business references
to the address below no later than Friday, February 10, 2006.

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Support to the Low Income Housing Sector
SNNo. 8/ACP/GUA/015


(EU GRANT No. 8/ACP/GUA/015)

Tender No. 8/ACP/GUA/015-TW05-Y/2005

Tender No. 8/ACPIGUA/015-TW05-C12005
Tender No. 8/ACP/GUA/015-TW05-D/2005

1. The Government of Guyana has received a financing Grantfrom the 8" E u r o p e a n
Development Fund towards the cost of a Low Income Housing Programme. It is intended
that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the
Contract for Civil Works at Cummings Lodge 'Y' & 'C' and Sophia 'D', East Coast
Demerara (Region 4).

2. The EU/Low Income Housing Programme (hereinafter called "the
Employer") now invites Construction Firms to submit sealed bids for the
following tenders:

1. Construction of Infrastructure and Services at Cummings Lodge Y ,
East Coast Demerara,
2. Construction of Infrastructure and Services at Cummings Lodge'C', East
Coast Demerara, and
3. Construction of Infrastructure and Services at Sophia 'D', East Coast

3. Construction Firms may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents
for their eligibility to participate at the Office of EU/LHIP, Central Housing & Planning
Authority, Ministry of Housing and Water, 41 Brickdam & United Nations Place, Stabroek,

4. The Bidding Documents can be purchased with completion of the Tender Document
request form available at the EU/LI HP office and upon payment of a non-reimbursable
fee often thousand Guyana dollars (G$10,000) per tender. The method of payment
will be Manager's Cheque payable to the EU/Low Income Housing Programme. Itwill not
be necessary to make the request in person to receive a complete set of Bidding
Documents, Since these can be sentby mail or e-mail.

EU/Low Income Housing Programme (LIHP)
Central Housing & Planning Authority
41 Brickdam & United Nations Place,
Georgetown, Guyana.

5. Bids must be delivered to the Tender Box in the office of the address below on or before
09:00 hrs on Tuesday, April 4,2006 and must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not
less than two percent (2%) of the bid price. The Employer is not responsible for bids not
received thereof on or before the time and date specified for the reception of bids. Late
bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders'
representatives who choose to attend at 09.00 hours on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at
the office of:
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Western back building
Minister of Finance,
Main &Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana

7. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit an IRD Compliance indicating that the Bidder
has met his/her Income Tax obligations for the three (3) years immediately preceding the
year of tender, and an NIS Compliance indicating that the Bidder has met his/her
obligations for the month immediately preceding the month of tender.

8. Closing date for the purchase of tenders is March 13, 2006. A mandatory site visit to all
locations is arranged for February 14, 2006 at 09:00 hours.

Central Housing & Planning Authority
EUILow Income Housing Project



The Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Centre will offer a four-day
Workshop for trainers on Achievement Motivation Training (AMT) from February
13 to 16,2006 atthe Sea Breeze Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.

The AMT is intended therefore to expose persons involved in preparing and
motivating young entrepreneurs towards success and high achievement. The
training will enable participants to nurture skills of innovation, risk-taking and
decision-making, handling conflicts and other entrepreneurial attitudes and
values. The training is also ideal for persons who work with young people in
guiding them towards awareness and insight into their own achievement
motivation and to committhemselves to a programme of personal change.

AMT will be facilitated by Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Dash. Dr. Dash is an experienced
and qualified micro-enterprise development specialist with working experience in
Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

The Workshop is being organised under CYP's Youth Enterprise Development
Programme, which is geared to support the creation of sustainable livelihoods
and alleviating poverty among young men and women through entrepreneurship.

Forfurther information, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Percival at 226-8565 Ext. 21

A rewarding career awaits you
when you Join the Guyana
Police Force .

You can be -n,,,,,:
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nation will be written on Saturday, February 11,
the following centres county wide between
- 12.00hrs.
St StanislausCollege TimehrlPrimary
Ne* Amslerdam Technical Instiiute
Corrvenon Primary School Rosignol
Secondary School, Fort Wellington
Secondary School. Tagore Memorial,
Bush Lot Secondary School
Helena Primary School, Cove & John
Secondary School, Mahaicony
Secondary School.
Parika/Salem Secondary School, Patentia
Secondary School, West Demerara
Secondary School.
>ions Linden Technical Institute, Bartica
Secondary School.
J.C. Community High School, C.V. Nunes
Primary School. Charity Secondary
School, Aroura PrimarySchool.

Applicants should be between the ages of 18 30
years, in good health, in possession of a sound
primary/secondary education, National ID Card/
Passport and have an unblemished character.
Produce a Passport size pho.:.l r.:! to the
recruitment team nearest to you.

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\Minimum ii I?!i Requirements:
I Doctoral 1)(.lI in Economics or Finance and at least three (3) years
relev ant experience at a senior level or
'* Il., .i I .. ,ree in Economics. Banking & liii:,nr, and at least five (5) years
relevant experience at middle to senior nta agmenttt level, in a bank or
finii. ii i.ii institrtioin.
SPublished work of an analytical and quantitative nature would be an asset.
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Nlliiimmint Qualification Requtiremfents:
* Master Degree in Economics, Banking & Finance.
* At least four (4) years relevant experience at middle to senior management
level, in a hank or financial institution.
* Published work of an analytical and quantitative nature vould be an asset.

("e'pite of the job description for these posiido;ns can e ohtamined from the HlmanIl2
Resources Departmenl 1 the Bank. :Apphlcatiions and a dctailhi ('urriculumi Vta,
should he submitted to the Bank n ot latr than I'riday', F1.'hlbrurv0i. 2006 and should
he addrcsscd to:
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milk may have separated
during storage, with the
cream (fat) rising to the top,
so gently swirl, or rotate, the
bottle to mix it together, but
avoid vigorous shaking. So
not refreeze breast milk once it
has been thawed use it within
24 hours.
Caution-do not reheat thebreast
milkin very hot water as this may de-
crease the amount of the anti-in-
effective properties in the milk.
It is also not recommended to
use the microwave for reheating
breast milk (or other feeds for
the baby), as this results in un-
even heating. Even when the
outside of the bottle feels at a
safe temperature, the contents
may be scalding hot.

After returning to work, a
mother can continue to
breastfeed in the morning and
evenings, and try to take some
time during the day to express
milk. Many workplaces now
try to assist new mothers by
providing facilities to do this.
Accommodating this can be dis-
cussed with the employer.
However, if there is no oppor-
tunity to express milk at work,
it can be done just before going
to work and after returning
home, and on the weekends.

''.""'. "TFin"'isaies'," i'mBiif ieri '
fortunate enough to live close
enough to work so that she may
go home to breastfeed during the
day. Additionally, an increasing
number of workplaces now pro-
vide nurseries or private
breastfeeding rooms. Where
there is a nursery on or near the
workplace, a mother can take a
breastfeeding break, and enjoy
some time with her child.
Finally, a new mother may

)iwitto ..l,.,k,,. t"xlt6 ay &r-etiat
to work. She should be certain to
discuss this with her employer in
good time. Sometimes in addition
to paid maternity leave, there is an
option of taking additional leave
without pay, or taking vacation
leave at this time.
There are many options
available, so that baby can be
provided with all the breast
milk necessary for good
health. (NYAM News)

GRANT # GYA-304-G01-H

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following
Vacancy existing atthe He..alti Sector Development Unit, Ministry of Health:

for the following Regions: 2, 5, and 7

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Nursing Supervisor has the responsibility and accountability for organising
and supervising ;.. provision of professional nursing care, ':.. jh a network of
community ,ir workers, family caregivers and volunteers to meet the needs of
Persons Living with HIV/AIDS and other Cihi ::.:. i,- fii -:i ': Fund
HIV/AIDS Home Based Care Programme.

Qualifications and Experience:
Registered Nurse ... iii a minimum i.f tih- e (3) years experience;

SA Hcalh Visitor.

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position can be obtained from. and
applications addressed to:
Health Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-6222.226-2425
Fax: No.: 225-6559
Email: m ohgog n!l e.wgr .ugyco

C. -:i'r,..- for submission of applications is Monday, February 6, 2006 at 16:30 hrs.
Only short listed applications Ii' be acknowledged.

Breastfeeding may reduce

risk of celiac disease
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Sufferers from celiac dis-
ease can't tolerate wheat and gluten in their diet, but
people who were breastfed as babies seem to be less likely)
to develop the condition, a UK study shows.
Dr. A. K. Akobeng, of Booth Hall Children's Hospital,
Manchester. and colleague note in the Archi'es of Diseases in
Childhood that "recent observational studie- suggest that
breastfeeding may prevent the development of celac disease"
In an analysts of available evidence, the researchers reviewed
six studies published between 1966 and 2004 that examined the
relationship between breastfeeding and cehac disease.
An association between increasing duranon of breastfeeding
and a decreased risk of celiac disease w as seen in all of the studies
except one small one.
The results of the analysis also demonstrated a 52 per cent
lower risk of celiac disease among people who sere being
breadtfed at the time when gluten \as introduced into their die.
compared \ tth those w ho %ere not breast feeding at this time.
It could be that continuing breast feeding at the ime of
c-aning limits the amount of gluten that the child receives.
there\ decreasing the chances of the child developing symrrp-
tonm otf celiac dieaiei Akobeng and colleague's ,uget
"Another mechanism through which breast milk could
protect against celiac disease is bi preventing gastrointes-
tinal infections in the infant." the investigators add.

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Page X Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006

An introduction to the architects

of our historic buildings

Prepared for National Trust of Guyana by Lennox J. Hernandez., Senior
Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Guyana

HISTORIC buildings are
tangible evidence of the past,
telling us of our social history
and the architectural ideas that
have passed through our
country. As such, they make
fascinating items of study for
historians, architects .and
students. But what of our early
architects and builders? The
designers of our 19th century
and early 20th century
buildings in Georgetown, form
an odd collection of priests,
architects, a Civil Engineer, a
Sworn Land Surveyor, among
others, and who, very likely,
were all from Europe. There was
no resident practicing Architect
during the period in question,
and there seemed to be no
demand for one. IN fact, Rev.
Ignatius Scoles, designer of the
City Hall (Georgetown) writing
in the Timehri Journal in 1885,
"... if a real live independent
architect appeared on our mud
shores, seeking private practice
or employment, and his life de-
pended entirely on that prac-
tice, it would hardly be worth
two day's purchase."

This article is an introduc-
tion to a renowned architect/de-
signer of historic buildings in
Guyana, Rev. Ignatius Scoles.
Other creators of our historic
buildings include Cesar
Castellani, John Bradshaw
Sharpies, Baron Harco
Theodora Siccama (Colonial
Engineer) credited with the de-
sign of the High Court (opened
in 1887) Joseph Hadfield (a
sworn Land Surveyor) credited
with the design of the Parlia-

tute of British Architects
(RIBA) Gold Medallist who
never came to British Guiana,
but who designed St. George's
Cathedral (1889-1892); and
Leonard Aloysius Stokes, a
former President and Gold
Medallist of the RIBA, who
designed the Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception,
Brickdam (1921-31). Of course,
there are many historic build-
ings for which we have no idea
of the designers or builders, es-

SCOLES (1834-1896)
Rev. S Coles was a qualified
architect (a member of the
RIBA) but his first commitment
was to the Catholic Church as
an ordained priest. Rev. Ignatius
Cory Scoles came to British
Guiana in 1868, spending sic
years in the first instance. He
returned in 1880, and died her
con July 15, 1896. Rev Scoles
has been described as "priest,
architect, writer and missionary"
and was quite influential in
those several capacities in Brit-
ish Guiana. The majority of
Rev. Scoles architectural works
were for the Catholic Church,
not only in British Guiana, but
also in his homeland (Great Brit-
ain) and in the Caribbean. In
Castries, St. Lucia, he designed
the Catholic Church (1894-97)

that later became the island's
Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception. In Jamaica, he re-
designed the Cathedral in
Kingston. Rev. Scoles' major
works in British Guiana are: the
interior of the St Mary's Cathe-
dral on Brickdam (1868-71) de-
signed by Cesar Castellani and
destroyed by fire in 1913; the
Georgetown City Hall (1889)
and the Ursuline Convent
(1892) in New Amsterdam,
Rev. Scoles' missionary
work had top priority; he
spent many days with the
poor and often slept for only
a few hours. He was on a
committee for the prevention
of cruelty to children. The
Catholic Calendar of 1889
gave the objectives of this
group as "...not to interfere

CATHEDRAL of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam

ment Building (1831-34); Sir
Arthur Blomfield, a royal Insti-

pecially our traditional domes-
tic buildings.

with reasonable correction;
but real cruelty, be it
overbeating, overworking or
underfeeding, must be sup-
pressed." Scoles' hard work
and dedication was recog-
nized and he later served as
Vicar-General and Adminis-
trator of the St. Mary's Ca-
thedral (destroyed by fire in
1913) for many years.
Rev. Scoles also put his ar-
tistic ability to work for the
church: for example, he painted
a large picture of the crucifixion,
which was later placed above
the sanctuary arch of the Cathe-
dral; he adorned the walls of the
Cathedral with his paintings;
and he also decorated the
churches at Moruca and
Henrietta with his paintings.
Credit must be given to Rev.
Scoles for his contribution to the
recording of our architectural
history. His 1885 article entitled
'The Architecture of
Georgetown' in the local journal,
Timehri, is the best introduction
to the 19th century architectural
scene in Georgetown. Scoles'
love of writing allows us to read
of the construction of the foun-
dations for the St. Mary's Ca-
thedral in 1868; his observations
even included the chant rendered
by the labourers as they toiled
under our tropical sun.
The National Trust of
Guyana undertakes to pre-
serve buildings of national,
architectural, historic and ar-
tistic interest. The City Hall
is a testimony of our nation's
patrimony, an important part
of Guyana's development. We
invite you, the members of
the community, to actively
participate in the process of
preservation and conserva-
tion of the nation's heritage
for our future generations.

Laboratory Technologist

The Public Health Strengthening in Guyana
Project in collaboration with the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the
Ministry of Health, is looking to employ
Medical Technologist to work in the
Microbiology Department of the Central
Medical Laboratory at GPHC.

The successful applicant should have a
Degree or an Associated Degree in Medical
Technology from a recognized university and
at least 2 years experience as a Technologist.
in Microbiology would be an asset.

Pe -~'.u wr:

Previous experience



The Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MPW&C) now invites sealed Bids
for the furnishing of the necessary labour, materials, equipment and services for the
construction of an access road 450 metres long and an R.C culvert 2m x 2m x 12m long.

The works comprise but is not limited to:

(i) Clearing and grubbing
(ii) Excavation, sand filling, sand clay sand filling
(iii) Construction of R.C box culvert 12 metres long with inlet/outlet headwalls

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and Bidding Documents
from the:
Technical Advisor
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Wight's Lane, Kingston
Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone 592-623-4550
Tele fax 592-225-6954
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be obtained from the MPW&C on or
after January 25. 2006 at a non refundable cost of G$ 10,000.00.

All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of one percent of the Bid Price and
N.I.S and G.R.A. compliance certificates, and must be delivered in a scaled envelope
marked "Access Road, Providence" to:

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

on or before )9 00 hours local time on Tuesday. February 7. 2006. Bids \\ill be opened
in the presence of those Bidders representatives \\ho choose to attend at 9:00 on
Tuesday. February 7. ',,1 at the Board Room. National Board of Procurement and
Tender Administration. Ministry of Finance.

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Market Streets, Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana.

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Page XI

Race and


By Rel Johnson

IT MAY be said, with eyes
thrown up in exasperation for
dramatic effect, that there re-
aBy are nomore good plays in
Guyana today. The death
knea of local theatre has been
said to have rung again and
again for the past decade or
so. The migration of a once vi-
brant dramatic ensemble has
lead to increasingly worse
plays being staged at the Na-
tional Cultural Centre.
While Dr. Michael Gilkes
may not have been part of the
semi-renaissance that sort of
flourished around the 1985 to
1995 era, his own migration has
been one of the contributing fac-
tors to the paucity of contem-
porary Guyanese theatre as a
whole. With 'Woodbine', or'

let Room al Cara Lodge are
treated no projected display of
old photographs of Redman's
famdl. as ell as people con-
nected with them.
Throughout this first act of
the play, Gilkes weaves a thread
ofracialsatire through Redman's
sentimental rehashing of his
youth growing up at Woodbine
House. The fact that the main
characters' name is puralised as
'Redmen' instead of 'Redmans'
in the title is indicative of one of
the play's central themes; skin
colour/ethnicity in the colonial
hierarchy...oras Redmancalls it,
hair-archy. One shock of the
play is when Redman comes
right out and makes the connec-
tion, establishes the nexus be-
tween the middle-class of an ear-
lier Guyanaand thelight-skinned
people that largely made it up.

Gilkes in one of his many roles.

The Last of the Redmen' -
staged last week at the Cara
Lodge, formerly the Woodbine
House of the play's title -
Gilkes has brought a standard
[back] to the local stage that
hopefully will be emulated for a
long time to come.
'Woodbine' starts out with
the self-introduction of R-AF.
Redman to an invisible reporter
We learn that Redman the last
living child of a once prominent
middle-class family is writing
a novel, what he calls a post-
mortem of the death of the
middle class in Guyana.
RAF Redman is a caustic
old man, wheelchair bound, who
alternatively rants about the
death of the middleclass and his
mother's, Dorothy Redman's,
wonderful singing voice. Both
during and in between the remi-
niscences, the remembrances of
things past, the audience -
crowded intimately into the Bal-

While Gilkes' play, as eu-
logy on the decline of the race
of 'redmen' as the guardians of
cultural and social values in a
bygone era is a dubious lamen-
tation, which toys with and
scoffs at the sheer absurdity of
the idea of the genetic inherit-
ance of social hierarchy, his nos-
talgia for the bygone era of the
'Redmaii' family supremacy
comes across as being far more
Thomas Carlyle warned
in one of his essays that the
society which looks back with
nostalgia at its past as some
sort of golden age is a society
that is on the decline. In
'Woodbine', there is a tacit
acknowledgement of the ve-
racity of this statement, but
the play revels in its ineffec-
tual glorification of the past
nonetheless, like an old lecher
remembering past conquests
though his advanced age

makes the repetitions of such
conquests at once but tragic
and comic. This is best illus-
traed in Act Two, Scene I of
'Woodbine' when Gilkes
emerges riding a mint condi-
tion Big Ben, a bicycle popu-
lar throughout the fifties and
sixties. He is a teenaged
friend ofRAF Redman and his
siblings, just about to take a
ride to the seawall with some
his compadres. As he is wait-
ing, he chats with the audi-
ence this 70-yearold man in
a wig pretending to be 17 -
talking about the various ways
his friends ride along the sea-
wall, and how they would chat
up the 'birds' they liked. (An-
other example, by the way, of
Gilkes taking pot-shots at the
racial hierarchy of that era
occurs when the young bicycle
rider recalls how a friend's
mother gets worried auopt her
son becoming to brown like
the rest of his friends and lav-
ishly greases his head with
some concoction s as to pre-
vent his hair rom hardening.)
We in Guyana have, perhaps

GILKES on his shiny bike during the play.

necessarily, had a perpetual pre-
occupation with the politically-
rooted ethnic conflict that has al-
ternatively raged and smouldered
between our two major races,
'African' and 'Indian'. There
has been no space left really for
debate on the 'minority' races;
Portuguese, Amerindian, Chinese
and the various by-products of
our increasingly popular
metissage. What is important
about 'The Last of the Redmen'
is that it can serve as the initial
chapter in what this reviewer
hopes would eventually turn out
to be a full fledged minority re-
port using the local stage.
Eventually, Redman dies and
is tried posthumously for his
own suicide in a Caribbean
Court of Justice, with Gilkes
playing the defence attorney, the
prosecutor and the judge. In the
end, when the invisible jury re-
turns a verdict of 'Not Guilty',

as acknowledged by the judge, it
is in fact the verdict of the audi-
ence that they are giving. Who
of upper (if such truly exists
here) or middle-class origins or
pretensions within that audience
would not sympathise with
Redman's own origins and pre-
tensions? Or who of lower so-
cial standing would wish ill on
an old man, already dead, who
rages like a Lear but cannot over-
come his incapacitation or incon-
For this reviewer, one
weakness of the play is that
while Gilkes brilliantly uses
the in-your-face aggression of
a masquerade mad cow, and
the outright j'accuse of the
calypsonian (a refreshing
cameo by the Mighty Rebel)
as symbolic of an African/
lower class reaction to the

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A Note on Woodbine House
THE Redman family in Michael Gilkes' play is based on the Taitt family, the last residential owners
of Woodbine House. According to information provided in the programme, the house was built in
the 1840s and consisted of two houses: the main house was the home of the Meservey family while
their servants lived in the back house.
The house went to GB. Forshaw, sometime in the 1890s. When Forshaw became the Mayor of
Georgetown, he decided to make some expensive additions to the house including the importation of
the railing, and gates bearing the Woodbine crest -from a foundry in England. He also used the
same wrought iron motif room in the drawing room of the house, currently called the Ballet Room,
where Gilkes' play was staged. Forshaw even had mahogany doors shipped from India.
"In the years of the Forshaw era," reads the programme, "the house was the centre of high
society events with the pinnacle being the visit of Edward, Prince of Wales in 1926. During his visit,
he created a storm when he danced in the Ballet Room with a young lady of non-European origin;
ignoring the daughters of the colonial masters."
According to the programme, Edward planted a sapodilla tree in the garden to mark the occasion
of his visit. That tree, according
to information, only recently
After the Forshaw family
ran into some financial
difficulty, the house was sold to
a Reverend Henderson who, in
S turn, sold it the Dr. Jabez and
Dorothy Taitt. Dorothy Taitt
.,. ,.. '; ;(Dorothy Redman in the play)
-'" opened the doors to artists,
musicians, poets and athletes.
Judging from the programme
Gs .. ., a- and the play itself, Mrs. Taitt
had a great love for culture and
sport, something she passed on
\ to her children. She founded the
Georgetown Philharmonic
Orchestra while her daughter,
Helen, became a famous ballet dance, her son, Lawrence became a champion hurdler; and another
son, Horace a psychiaJist was a ballet dancer, theatre producer ahd art collector. For the play,
Gilkes used actual pictures of the Taitt family.
The last Taitt left Guyana in 1982, and the house became the home of the Dorothy Taitt
Foundation, foundedlby women's activist Joycelyn Dow. The Foundation, in keeping with the Taitts'
inclination toward patronage, "mounted exhibitions, ran workshops in drawing and darkroom
techniques, and established a national art collection, known as the Taitt Collection."
In 1996, Woodbine House was rechristened Cara Lodge, having been leased to Cara Hotels in a
bid by the Foundation to fund its expensive upkeep and repairs.
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Bi Stace3 Bess

SINCE her three children al-
lained school age, Valerie
Rodrigues and her offspring
have been engaged in a
unique educational experi-
For her, ensuring thal her
children attend school was inad-
equate. Ms. Rodrigues took
them to school, devised a plan
of remaining with them at school
by teaching at the schools that
they attended and studied with
them at university.
With this long history of
scholastic bonding, it was hardly
surprising for Rodrigues and her



THE Mighty Sparrow and his
'Rainbow Raani' team including
Father and daughter loved the
down to Arkansas to be part of the
'Rainbow Raani' is being prod
Mr. Pradeep Samtani. About i
begin in April and Nivelli is scouti
'Rainbow Raani', is the latest
Mickey Nivelli, the pioneer movie
The movie surrounds a music
Indian, African and Caucasian mei
up in New York City.
Through a business wedding
knowing beforehand off course), u
controversy between his lesbian w
drunk, they end up each imagining
twists the plot.
What happens to the Rainbow
premier here towards the end of th
Nivelli, whose name was once I
The book he wrote, 'ECHOI
name to Mickey Nivelli.

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top Humanities graduate

eldest child to graduate from UG
together twice.
In the second round of their
tertiary-level pursuits, Rodrigues
and her son, Carlos obtained
Bachelors Degrees, which were
conferred on them at UG's con-
vocation last year.
Ms. Rodrigues copped the
Vice Chancellor's Special Award
for attaining a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Spanish with a minor
in History with distinction, and
graduating best student from the
Humanities Programme within
the School of Education and Hu-
Since completing the
Spanish degree in mid-2005

and prior to the graduation
ceremony, which was held last
November, Ms. Rodrigues be-
gan to lecture Spanish in the
School of Education and Hu-
manities, UG, Turkeyen cam-
pus. She took up the appoint-
ment in September 2005.
She has done an excellent job
in setting the pace for her chil-
dren, as Carlos graduated with
credit from the Faculty of Tech-
nology. He holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Civil Engineer-
ing and has already landed a job
at Guyana Water Incorporated
Rodrigues, a trained teacher,
says that she always had an in-


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w Raani' album

laughter Karen Slinger are pictured here with members of the
writer and director, Mickey Nivelli, third from left.
notion picture script of 'Rainbow Raani' so much that they both flew
music album.
uced by Guyana's showbiz tycoon
)5 per cent of it will be shot in GUYANA. Shooting is expected to
ig for local talent to participate in the project.
West Indian movie to be written and Directed by New York-based
maker of the Caribbean.
d band -Rainbow which hopes to make it big. The Chinese, East
bers of the band decide that to make it big, one of them needs to end
f sorts, the Indian male lead Raaja,. agrees to marry a lesbian (not
while he leaves behind his dear Raani. When he reaches the Big Apple,
fe and her lover heats up, and one night when Raaja and his wife get
the other to be their real lover. They have sex and a pregnancy further
Raani is what we'll have to wait for when the movie makes its world
-larbance Kumar, also wrote and directed other movies including 'THE
HE CARIBBEAN FOX' (with Mighty Sparrow), 'MAN FROM
S OF LOVE FROM HEAVENS ABOVE', made him change his

terest in learning other languages.
She grew up in Number 35 Vil-
lage, Corentyne, Berbice. Child-
hood visits to Dutch-speaking
Suriname, she believes, fuelled

learn Spanish.
"When you're learning an-
other language and have the op-
portunity to live in a country
where that language is the first

"My children have been my inspiration and I told
myself that I have to get a distinction, because if I
can do it, they can do it." Valerie Rodrigues, 2005
Winner, Vice-Chancellor's Special Award for Best
Graduating Student other than the Winner of the
President's Medal or Chancellor's Medal in the
Humanities Programme of the School of Education
and Humanities, University of Guyana (UG).

her desire to learn other lan-
After graduating from the
Cyril Potter College of Educa-
tion with a Grade One, Class
One Trained Teachers' Certifi-
cate (Visual Art), Rodrigues got
married to a Guyanese with Ven-
ezuelan heritage. She moved to
Venezuela where she birthed two
sons and a daughter.
Her 15-year residency in
Spanish-speaking Venezuela
made it ideal for Rodrigues to

language or native language, you
are better able to learn the lan-
guage and the people's culture,"
Rodrigues said.
Then the time came for her
children to begin formal school-
"Motherhood is one of the
most beautiful things in the
world. Mothers are blessed.
My children are my strength.
I call them my three trophies
and I have enjoyed
motherhood from the

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Frederick and Waveney
Solomon of Nabaclis Village, East Coast Demerara who
celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on January 29.
Greetings from their six children, 10 grandchildren, other relatives
and friends especially the circulation staff and security at the
Guyana National Newspapers Limited.

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beginning to now," Rodrigues
She deems a good education
the key to opening the door to
lifelong success. She decided to
volunteer her teaching services
to the kindergarten and primary
schools that her children at-
tended in Venezuela, as a way of
maintaining her presence in their
lives during their schooling.
"I just wanted to show them

that I'm with them every step
of the way," she said.
Carlos, Ramon and Niquita
experienced the joy of having
their mother's love and attention
at home and at school. She not
only taught at their schools, she
was also teacher for the classes
that they were a part of.
As a result of her
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TWENTY-first wedding anniversary greetings are extended to An-
thony and Merle Wilson of New York, USA. Greetings from their
children Anthony and Melissa and other relatives.

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The Novelty of the Guyanese Novel
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by Petamber Persaud

IT IS still in its youthful
stages the Guyanese novel.
But it.has already made a
name for itself, winning in-
ternational recognition and
chalking up a number of
In this day and age, when
nothing is new under the sun,
Wilson Harris is labelled as an
'original' novelist. Jan Carew's
'BLACK MIDAS' was trans-
lated into Russian, Spanish.
Portuguese and German. E. R.
Braithwaite's first novel, 'TO
SIR WITH LOVE', which is on
syllabi of learning institutions,
has been made into an ever
popular movie of the same
name. Roy Heath's 'THE
SHADOW BRIDE' was short
listed for the Booker Prize. Fred
MEMORY' won the Whitbread
First Novel Award. Pauline
M e I v i 1 1 e s
also won the Whitbread Prize.
David Dabydeen was honoured
with the Raja Rao Award.
Sasenarine Persaud received the
K. M. Hunter Foundation
Emerging Artist Award for his
fiction. Churaumanie

We Care

Bissundyal is two books away
from completing 'The Kassaku
Pentalogy' of five novels. Mike
Phillips won the Crime Writers'
Association Macallan Silver
Dagger for Fiction. And
Roopnandan Singh's 'ROLE
PLAY' short listed for the
Guyana Prize for Literature was
recently translated in French.
Looking good on paper
now! But the establishment of
such a tradition took many de-
cades to get off the ground. It
can be credited to Edgar
Mittelholzer who, for more than
11 years, bombarded the En-
glish publishers before his first
DER'. was published in 1941.
He published 23 novels running
from the early 1940s to the late
1960s and succeeded in becom-
ing the first professional novel-
ist, living off his writing, com-
ing out of Guyana and the
This novel writing conven-
tion gained support with the
surfacing of other writers in the
late 1950s and early 1960s. Jan
Carew published two novels,
WILD COAST' in 1958. In
1959, Christopher Nicole pub-
lished 'OFF WHITE' while

Braithwaite published his now
famous, 'TO SIR WITH
LOVE'. In 1960, Wilson Harris,
an already established poet and
short fiction writer, surfaced as
a novelist with the publication
COCK'. In that same year, Pe-
ter Kcmpadoo published
'GUIANA BOY' which was re-
cently reissued as 'GUYANA
Interestingly, of the five
writers mentioned in the last
two paragraphs, four were born
in Berbice, Guyana, while Jan
Carew who was born elsewhere
grew up in New Amsterdam,
Two writers born in
Georgetown later joined the
novelists from Berbice. In 1963,
O. R. Dathorne published
while Denis Williams came out
After Guyana gained inde-
pendence in 1966, the rank of
Guyanese novelists increased
by leaps and bounds even as the
first wave of writers were con-
tinually adding to the bookshelf.
In fact, the first wave of novel-
ists, except Denis Williams,
now deceased, and Mittelholzer
while he was alive, formed a



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5. Each Tender must be :-.:-. p' iri, i,! by a valid Certificate of C :or. II in : from the
Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority (IRD) and from the General Manager,
'ji,:.rnn l Irsurjrn:,- Scheme ri'-.,I ,in the name of the individual if individual is
tendering or company if company is tendering.

6. The Georgetown Public HCospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept the lowest
.or any,Tnder.

Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer

backdrop on the landscape of
Guyanese Literature.
About four novelists sur-
faced in the 1970s. Arnold
Apple in 1973 published 'SON
OF GUYANA'. In 1974, Sheik
Sadeek self-published 'SONG
books as manuscripts won the
Cheddi Jagan Gold Medal for
Literature: the former in 1959
and the latter in 1961. In 1975,
Roy Heath surfaced with 'A
1978, Frederick Cranmore pub-
lished a little know novel. 'THE
It was only in the 1980s
that women novelists came on
the scene. The reasons for this
late advent are numerous and
well documented. 'FRANGI-
PANI HOUSE' by Beryl Gilroy
came out in 1986. 'TIME-
PIECE' by Jan Lowe
Shinebourne published in 1986
won the Best First Book of
Fiction in the inaugural year of
the Guyana Prize for Literature.
Shinebourne's 'THE LAST
came out in 1988. Joan
Cambridge's 'CLARISE
TO GO HOME' was also pub-
lished in 1988.
The male novelists in that
decade were Cyril Dabydeen
with 'DARK SWIRL' and 'THE
Itwaru with 'SHANTI', and
Sasenarine Persaud with

TURE, Guyana 1978
* Gilkes, Michael. THE WEST INDIAN NOVEL, 1981
* Website of Peepal Tree Press

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





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'h) 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 15th 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.

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

K. Sattaur
Commissioner- General
Guyana Revenue Authority.
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-,a I K AL O

Quite a few novelists, both
male and female. surfaced at the
turn of the century including
Jack Bayley, Beuy Lewis (both
deceased) Sharon Maas,
Narmala Shewcharan, Denise
Harris, Brend.a Do-Harris,
Pauline Melville, Ryhaan Shah,
David Dabydeen, Fred
D'Aguiar, Bernard Heydorn,
Roopnandan Singh Gokarran
Sukhdeo, Harischandra
Khemraj. Churaumanie
Bissundyal. N. D. Williams,
Moses Nagarnootoo, and An-
drew Jefferson-Miles, among
Of this contemporary crop.
on the female sode. Maas is the
most prolific '.;th )three novels
to her credit, and on the other
side, David Dahydeen has so far
published five. Six of those
writers in this period have won
the Guyana Prize for Literature.
Of the first wave, Harris,
Heath and Nicole are still active
novelists with Nicole, to date,
producing more than 80 novels.
This brief outline of our
novel heritage must take into ac-

count four novels that were
published in the late 19th cen-
tury and early 20th. just before
the advent of the first wave of
Guyanese novelists. In 1877,
Edward Jenkins published
and in 1899. James Rodwav
1904. W. H. Hudson published
was later made into a film) and
in 1917, A. R. F. Webber
In summation of our
young yet distinguished
novel heritage, it would be
useful to quote A. J.
Seymour, 'the unconscious
heroine ... is always' Guyana
especially now, in the year
2006, that the country is cel-
ebrating its 40th Indepen-
dence Anniversary.

Sundy Chonile Jnuay 29 206 Pae X


Pink Eye In Sheep


PINKEYE is a highly contagious infection of sheep and goats
that affects the eye and surrounding structures. Pinkeye in-
fections occur most commonly in the dry season and when in-
sects and sun exposures are at the highest levels. Pinkeye of
cattle is caused by a different organism and will not affect
sheep or goats. The organisms that cause pinkeye in sheep
and goats will not affect cattle. This disease is caused by the
organisms: Mycoplasma and Chlamydia.

The infection begins when the invading organisms cause swell-
ing and redness to the eyelid lining (conjunctiva) and surrounding
tissues of one or both eyes. The eye is very sensitive to light and
may have an excessive amount of tearing. These animals can have
an increased temperature and often go off feed due to the pain as-
sociated with the infection. With time (2-6 days), the eye becomes
cloudy and an ulcer may develop. If the infection is severe, the en-
tire eye can become involved, sometimes resulting in rupture of the
eye and/or blindness. Mild cases may only take 10-14 days to heal
and return to almost normal. Severe cases may take 6 weeks to heal,
but most animals recover completely. Some sheep and goats are re-
sistant to re infection for about a year.

Mildly affected sheep/goats recover without treatment. When

a high percentage of the flock/herd ac fy
is affected, penning and treatment of all animals may reduce the
severity of the outbreak; however, penning should be avoided in
most other situations because it may aid the spread of infection.
This disease is treated using many different antibiotics that are
injected in the body or placed directly in the eye. Some of the prod-
ucts that are commonly used include tetracycline and tylosin. If a
small group or an individual animal is affected, eye ointments con-
taining tetracycline should be applied to the eye 2-4 times a day. If
this is not possible in a large flock/herd or outbreak, intra-muscular
injections of tetracycline or tylosin can be given. Consult a local
veterinarian for additional details.

Disease prevention for pinkeye focuses on four major areas:
Provide fly control when possible.
Provide adequate protection from sunlight. Allow access to
shade and protection from the sun.
Maintain an environment free of irritation. This means keep-
ing weeds, pollen, and dust to a minimum.
Maintain optimal immune status for the flock/herd. All
animals should receive adequate nutrition, be part of a flock/
herd health programme, and be managed in a way to prevent
excessive stress due to environmental extremes, handling, and
other diseases

Race and


From page centre
elitism and exclusivity of light-skinned (Putagee) bourgeois
culture, what he ignores is the upsurge of Indian popular
culture, particularly post-1992, that represented a just as
aggressive and accusatory reaction in itself to the supremacy of
African folk culture in the post-independence era, as well as a
further deterioration of the colonial socio-cultural hierarchy.
Finally, as crucial to the atmosphere as the venue of Wood-
bine House is, for this writer it somehow jars or rather it
grates slightly, like a tire rim pulled along a granite road -
that this former middle-class fortress whose noble, if fallible,
ideals that we are being asked to at least commiserate with,
is now one of Georgetown's more exclusive hotels. This is
the foundation of the greatest intrinsic paradox of 'The Last
of the Redmen'.
Gilkes' brilliant play with its illustration as well as inter-
rogation of race aid class in post-colonial Guyana warrants
repeat performances, if only as a means of getting to a wider
audience. That wider audience, however, will never be either
willing or able to shell out the $2,000 entrance fee that was
required to view 'Woodbine', no matter that the play was
worth it. And to host the play at the National Cultural Cen-
tre, or anywhere else for that matter, would be to cut the heart
right out of it. -
'Woodbine' will be repeated today at the Cara Lodge at
20:00 hrs.



1.1 This consultancy is part of the Government of Guyanai Global Fund HIV/AIDS prevention
and control programme, to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the prevention of
HIViAIDS in Guyana.
2.1 The objective of this consultancy is to:
(i) Reviewandanalyse thne- i lhaPeei EducationManualsand other relevant
documents in Guyana.
(ii) Idcl-ril tIhe j:apsthatexistin peereducation in Guyana.
(iii) Update current modules in the existing -T nu ~i; i: r I i: the Guyanesa context
and also the advancements in H I. : i DS in recent years.
(iv) Tov.iil- llrtiorniriai-diE o.. re: r.; gaps.tcbe-ili- d based on the
training assessment.
(v) To produce one standardised manual, that would be ready for
4.1 The Peer Education C o.:sii. ii...liulljd h' i.
a) A Masters in Ed.' :I,:.r, PuLi-c, Health, Communication, or its
b) At least three years of experience in Hi',, AiD'S
c) Guyanese and Caribbean regional experience preferred.
d) Extensive experience in the design and curriculum
e) CEI '-- :i r il.::l 1i i .i, i ,,-,I teams within a collaborative
f) Fluency in n-.,!:: --i good communication skills.

The Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit (HSDU)
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street
Telephone: 226-6222.226-2425
Fax: 225-6559
Email: ":e
Final date for submission is Monday. February 6.2006 at 14.00 hrs
Detailed Terms of Reference can be "- I e : 1e address dunng normal working houl,
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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 ofthi- :onsuJiin.: i i : ,
(i) Review and analyse the all Crnnimuri[,' Mobilisation Training Manuals/Tools and
other relevant documents in Guyana.
(ii) .je-rif. tIh g p that exist in Community Mobilisation Education in Guyana.
(iii) Update any current modules in existing manuals to reflect the Guyanese context
and also the advancements in HIVAIDS 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,, v:ulid r-,.radfor publication.
4.1 The Peer Education Consultant should have:
a) A Masters in Ejdu': iil :. Public Health, Communication, or its equivalent.
b) At least three years of experience in HIV/AIDS.
c) Guyanese and Caribbean regional experience preferred.
d) Extensive experience in I- de.-igr nd ju.rri:ul ijiI de~ ei:l rrlen
e) Demonstrated ability to work in teams within a collaborative mode.
F) Fluency in English and g.:-:-.1 :':ii ir, '. ro n i ll:
n ,' .' Itvr.ti .roposalto:
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
Detailed Terms of Reference can be uplifted iI ilI.:. address during r.n : n r ,t-.--

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Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006


When flooding occurs flood water can get into the water supply mains,
making it UNSAFE for household purposes such as:

SDrinking / Cooking v/ Brushing te

V/ Washing hands

/ Bathing



V fruits & vegetables

To five gallons of
water add
S'/2 teaspoon of
4 bleach

WATER To a 400 gallon
SAFE ADD water tank add -
BLEACH 1 cut. of
AS bleach


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Diarrhoea drains fluids from the body resulting
in dehydration which can lead to death.

Persons most likely to die from diarrhoea P
j Children under 1 year t
The elderly
Anyone who has a fever -_>;

You can prevent diarrhoeal diseases by:

Using boiled water or water treated with bleach for
Drinking cooking making ice brushing your teeth

Washing vegetables with water treated with bleach before
W'AT cooking

Washing all fruits with water treated with bleach, and
Speeding before eating

SCovering all food and drinking water
-- -- Vashing hands before and after eating meals and aftei
,j goingto the toiletor latrine

CONTINUE BREASTFEEDING, breast , helps protect
children from diarrhoeal diseases

To keep you and your family in good health ensure
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

* Always wash hands with soap
before eating and before and after
handling flood.

* Cook food thoroughly, eat
immediately or refrigerate
within 2 hours /A

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
0 barrels
o drums
" old tyres

* roof gutters
" pit latrines
" tins
" cans

* coconut . ii..
* water tanks
" stagnant water
o 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, %- i --.::ii pregnant
women and children under 2 years.
V Use household insecticide to spray your home
/ .-
/ Empty and keep all unused containers dry -:
/ Remove from the yard all containers that collect
water e.g tyres, bottles, cans, tins, styrofoam f )d boxes,
plant pots saucers etc to prevent mosquitoes t ceding
/ Use mosquito repellents and mosquito coils
,' Pui all garbage in bags for collection
SCover all water storage containers
SClean drains to prevent water becornir stagnant
/ se DEC Salt which will protect you a !ainst Fi!aiia

. ge 9 & 16p65

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The Commonwealth Youth Programme invites
applications from suitably qualified candidates for the
position ofAccountant.

Applicants should possess the following:

University graduate in Management and or Accounting
ACCA accreditation or equivalent
Work experience in computerised accounting
environment (must have hands-on experience with
Quick Books or similar accounting package)
Effective communication and management skills.
Experience in project management/accounting and
programme cycle budgeting.
Be a good team player.

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications
and experience.

Applications should be addressed to P.O. Box 101063
Georgetown and should reach no later than February 15,

Only persons who are short listed shall be contacted.

A Subsidiary of Republic Bank Limited

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189 Charlotte Street Georgetown
174 Waterloo Street Georgetown
N.B.I.C New Amsterdam Branch


Tender forms can be uplifted at any of our NBIC locations. Tenders
must be sealed in an envelope marked "Tender For..." and placed in
the Tender Box at Water Street Branch on the Receptionist's Desk no
later than 14:00 h on Friday February 10, 2006.
The Bank reserves the right not to accept the highest or any tender without assigning a resaon.
For further information please contact
Mr. Frederick Rampersaud on telephone #: 226-4091-5 ext 239.

All holders of retail, import, transport, storage and consumer
installation licences issued by the GEA during the period of 1ST
FEBRUARY TO 1ST MAY 2005, please be advised that your licences
will soon be due for renewal.

The deadline for renewal of all licences for this period is the 30'hApril,
2006. Please contact the GEA Licensing Department at 295
Quamina Street, Georgetown or call 223-7056 or 226-4424 at the
earliest possible date to renew your licences.

Failure to renew your licences will result in the closure of your

Joseph O'Lall
Chief Executive Officer

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The Ministry of Education invites suitably qualified security firms/companies to bid
for the provision of Security Service at the f, I . i. locations:

1. Guyana Industrial Training Centre (GITC) Woolford Avenue and Albert Street,
Non-Pariel Park.

2. National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) 3 Battery
Road, Kingston, Georgetown

Tender Documents can be obtained from:
Mr. T. Persaud
Ministry of Education
21 Brickdam
Stabroek, Georgetown
during normal working hours upon payment of a non refundable fee of two thousand
Guyana dollars (G$2,000) each.

Tenders must be submitted in a plain sealed envelope, bearing no identification of the
tenderer and must be marked on the top, left-hand corner, the job for which tendering
is made. All tenders must be accompanied by valid NIS and GRA Compliance

Where tendering is being made in the name of a company, the compliance certificates
must reflect the name of the company and not the owners.

Tenders should be addressed to:
The Chairman
NBPT A, Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

and should be deposited in the Tender Box at the NBPT A. Ministry of Finance. Main
and Urquhart Streets not later than 09:00h on Tuesday. IFebruary 2 1 2006.

Tenderers or their representative may be present at the opening, which will take place
at the Ministry of Finance shortly after 09:00h on Tuesda\. 1 hbruary 21. 2006.

The Mvinistnr\ of I education reserves the right to reject an\ a 'C all tenders without
assigning a reason and does not bind itselfl accept thlc o\\ cst nr any tender

Pulandar Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

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Caribbean Companies Show

Great Interest In CPP

Of the 123 companies from around the
world which submitted Requests for
Qualifications (RFQ) for the ICC Cricket
World Cup 2007 (ICC CWC 2007) Central
Procurement Programme (CPP), an
impressive 53 were Caribbean.

If selected, these
companies stand to
benefit financially from
the CPP, which is worth
US$20 million. The CPP
will facilitate the sourcing
of all the overlay or
"temporary" elements for
the tournament such as
temporary stands, radios,
video replay boards,

security equipment and more. Don Lockerbie,
Venue Development Director of ICC Cricket World
Cup expressed confidence that the necessary
combination of suppliers could be sourced from
Caribbean companies.

Lockerbie also noted that, as part of the
Caribbean Economic Enterprise Initiative,
selected international firms will be required to

partner with CARICOM firms, thereby
enhancing the opportunities for
regional entities to be involved.

The RFQs will be assessed by a
committee comprising ICC CWC 2007
Board members, representatives of
Local Organising Cciol,0ittfes (LOCs)
and international consultants, and
successful companies will be certified as '
Primary or Secondary Suppliers.

Dominica Targets
Cricket World Cup
Though they're not a Host Venue for next year's
ICC Cricket World Cup, Dominicans recognize they
have an integral role to play in the Event's success,
and are positioning the country as an
accommodation alternative for fans attending
matches in neighboring Host Venues,
particularly Antigua and Saint Lucia.
This revelation of regional significance was made
in January, when close to 50 persons from
Dominica's public and private sectors gathered in

Roseau to attend that country's Stakeholders
Road Show presentation, facilitated by ICC CWC
2007 Managing Director & CEO, Chris Dehring,
and Commercial Manager, Stephen Price.
With the tournament coinciding with Dominica's
annual carnival festivities, officials are enthused
by the possible opportunities and are exploring
avenues for showcasing its culture to the world, in
what will be the largest sporting event ever to be
held in the Caribbean.

4oo Days And Counting
The countdown to the start of the highly-anticipated 9th edition of the ICC CWC 2007 hits
another landmark date on February 4th. This date marks the 400 day countdown to the
start of the CWC 2007.
What can the region look forward to over the ne\t 400 days' With the race against time re-ching fever
pitch, the region can expect to see heightened physical activity at all host venues and across all are s of
event management to include: completed stadium upgrades ani rconitii ution; rnatch-dia testing during
the upcoming home series in the West Indies; a mascot and trophy regional .aid wor Id tour, the launch of
the official ICC CWC volunteer programme;the application and sales phases of the ticketing programnme
and much more.
The tournament's opening ceremony takes place on March lith, 2007, with the fi st official match taking
place on March 13th, with hosts West Indies taking on Pakistan at the upgraded Sabina Park stadium in
Kingston, Jamaica.

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Hello boys and girls,
Thanks for coming along ihis week. Instead
of you doing last-minute cramming in an
attempt to learn material that you have never
properly understood, let your revision be a
regular way of studying from now on. If you
have already started, you are on the right
pathway to good success, You will find your-
self working a little less ir your study groups
and a little more in pairs. Soon you will be
comfortable working on your own. Be good
to yourself. Love you
'Bye. 7i

Some Places in the Essequibo County
Here are some names of important places which
can be found in the county jf Essequibo:
Mabaruma, Matthew's Ridge, Port Kaituma,
Bemichi, Kamarang, Mahdia, Maikwak, Orinduik,
Kato, Paramakatoi, Monkey Mountain, Karasabai,
Dadanawa, Lethem, and Aishalton.
Neighbour connections: !Questions 1-2
(1). The official crossing between Guyana and
Brazil is found in one of these regions: A. Region
(2). The Waini River is found in this region: C.
Region 1

Map Work: Questions 3-6
(3). Which important mineral is mined at A? D.
(4). The islands shown at B are located at the
mouth of the .... River. C; Essequibo
(5). The shaded area;at C experiences very
heavy rainfall because it is .... D. a highland
(6). A person going biboat from Bartica directly to
Rockstone would travel in a .... direction. D.

(7). The town of New Amsterdam is found at the
mouth of this river. D. Berbice River
(8). The roadway from Nevw Amsterdam is linked
to ... C. Corriverton
(9) Which river can be seem from the Rosignal
Stelling? B. Berbice;

Healthful Hints
The information given in nhot form ,below is
intended to help you respond to examination
questions on health as quickly as possible.
1) Everyone who lives has some degree of
2) Health is the total wellibeing of a person.
3) The quickness of your brain at your study in
school has to do with theilevel of health that you
enjoy or don't enjoy.
4) Health is defined as all of what follows:
a) The path to enable children and all people
to increase responsibility for improving their
b) A social, educational arid political action by
people and organizations to teach the public
about actions that-support health.
c) The absence of any disturbing factors) on
a person's overall well being
5) Health must be promoted; it does not just
happen to anyone.
6) Health is promoted when a set of principles
are in operation. Here areisome of them:
a) Members of the entire population as a
whole must be involved in health promotion each
day of their lives.
b) The entire population must be actually acting
out the notion of health by, keeping their sur-
roundings clean and doing other health promoting

c) They must be seeking out the hidden fac-
tors that affect health, like doing some research.
d) The population must also use many different
ways to procure health.

1) Should anyone forget about his or her well
being even for a small part of the day?
2) What entities in your community are involved in
your well-being? Name some health factors that
they address. :

Here are some pictures that depict various stages
of healthful life

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Here are the labels: healthy eating; loving relation-
ship with parents and guardians; healthy family
meetings, and caring well for something like a pet.

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Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today. Today you
will continue to test your knowledge on what you
have learned through out the pass year. That is in
the form of multiple-choice.

11. Electricity is a form of
(A) force (B) light
(C) energy
(D) fuel

12. What develops into a seed after fertilization?
(A) Fruit (B) Ovule
(C) Ovary (D) Stamen

13. Which gas given off by plants is important to
(A) Carbon dioxide
(B) Oxygen
(C) Hydrogen
(D) Water vapour

14. Which of the following is not needed for seeds to
(A) Air (B) Soil
(C) Water
(D) Warmth

15. One method of making a temporary magnet is
(A) beating
(B) heating
(C) stroking
(D) breaking

16. All the following would decay in a garbage dump
(A) food-scraps i
(B) plastic bottles
(C) fruit skins
(D) scrap paper

17. On plant earth, soil is found on the
(A) outer core
(B) crust
(C) inner core
(D) mantle

18. The unit of energy is thq
(A) degree
(B) joule
(C) gram (D) litre

Answers to last week's questions

1. The turtle belongs to the dOass of animals called
(D) reptiles
2. The vessels which take th4 blood away from the
heart are the (D) arteries i
3. Water reaches the leaves Vf he plant through the (D)
4. Which of the following is hazardous to the environ-
ment? (B) Smoke
5. Objects made of steel are by
magnets. (B) attracted
6. In the solar system, the third largest planet is (B)

7. The moon orbits the earth once in every
days. (C) 365

Study the diagram, then answer question 8,9 and 10.

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8. Put the correct letter next to the following part
of the flower.
S (A) Sepal
(E) Stigma
S(B) Peduncle
(F) Style
9. Put the correct name next to the following
letter of flower.
(C) Petal (D) Anther
(G) Ovary(H) Ovule
10. Which part of the flower pollen grains is
found? (H)


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Numbers and Numerals
In ordinary prose some numbers .are written in
words,'and some are expressed in figures. Num-
bers that are expressed in figures are known as.

Numbers spelled out
In general, spell out cardinal and ordinal numbers
that can be written in one or two words.

The Senate consists of one hundred members
two senators from each of the fifty states.
The building is sixty-five feet tall.
Juanita was the thirty-seventh person waiting in
the line for concert tickets.
Spell out any number that occurs at the beginning
of a sentence.
Two thousand twenty-eight people were at the
Twenty-nine students are in our class.

Using Numbers
Rewrite the following sentences spelling out num-
bers where necessary.
1. The Inca Empire dominated the Andes region of
South America for more then 1/3 of a century.
2. 2,200 miles of Pacific coastline were controlled
by the Incas.
3. The 8th inca ruler was the first to be called qapa
Inca, meaning "emperor."
4. 150 miles a day was not an uncommon distance
for a team of Inca runners carrying messages
throughout the empire.
5. The mighty Inca Empire was destroyedin only 3\
years by the Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro.
6. In 1531 Pizarro made his 3rd expedition to Peru,
determined to conquer the rich and powerful Inca
7. 180 men went with Pizarro wench he sailed from
Panama to Peru.
8. At the start of his expedition, Pizarro had only 27
horses and 2 pieces of artillery.
9. Pizarro and his men were the first Europeans to
reach the interior of Peru and confront the Inca ruler.
10. Within 50 years of the Spanish conquest, there
was little trace of the once-glorious Inca civilization.

In general, use numerals to express numbers that
would be written in more than two words.
The Homestead Act allowed each farmer to claim
160 acres.
The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second.
When a large number can be written as a mixed
number followed by the word million or billion, the
numeral must appear in decimal form.
The television station was purchased for $87.5 mil-
If some numbers can be written out while other re-
lated numbers should appear as numerals, use all
Of the 235 members of the House of Representa-
tives, 50 were newly elected.
1. Money, Decimals, and Percentages
Use numerals to express amounts of money, deci-
mals, and percentages.

Direct and Indirect Speech
Direct Speech
This is the term used when we write the exact words
of the speaker. These words are usually preceded
by a comma and put inside inverted commas.
The preacher said, "Blessed is the Lord our God."
Indirect Speech
This form of speech gives the words of the speaker
as reported,.-speeph.eprorted, by
someone else. 110 .iALe.^P .4e1' introduced by a verb of saying in the past
tense. Newspapers: normally use indirect or re-
ported speech.when reporting what. dignitaries in
the government and other important people said at
public meetings.
The President said, "My government wilt provide fi-
nancial assistance for the students at President's
The President said that his government would pro-
vide financial assistance to the students of,
President's College.

Changing' from Direct to Indirect Speech
There are rules to be followed when changing di-
rect to indirect speech:

(a) First and second person pronouns (i, we, you)
become third person pronouns (he, she, they).
(b) The present tense becomes the past tense:

(c) Words denoting nearness in 'time and place
become words denoting distance or remoteness:

S(d) It may be necessary to add a noun in brackets
to make clear the meaning conveyed in the direct
Johnny said to his friend," You have the better pic-
Johnny told his friend that he had the better picture.

(e) The clause containing the verb of saying in the
past tense sometimes indicates what kind of state-
ment was made. Verbs such as urged, replied,
ordered, declared, demanded, Onquired, advised,
suggested, told, reiterated are often used.

"Try a little harder," said the mother, (direct speech)
The mother urged her to try a little harder. (indirect
The reader said," Then Alice gave the rat a terrible
look!" (direct speech)
The reader said that Alice at that time gave the rat a
terrible look. (indirect speech)

Speech Words

The following list is a selection of words which are
more expressive than the word say.
You are to complete the list to the best of your abil-

opinion I- :;.:*--...

SWhile the word say can be used in both direct and
indirect speech, the chief use.of tell is in indirect
speech only. Similarly, care must be exercised in
some other speech words. We would not, for ex-
ample, use the word groan in indirect speech, but it
is quite correct to use it at the end of a direct quota-

"I think my jaw is broken," groaned the car crash

The Excerpt

SI made my way up along the Mazaruni riverbank,
long past my hotel, past a few scattered houses,
past a sawmill with a huge block of wood and shav-
ings on the ground, curled hair they seemed wide
as a man's hand which sprang into brittle threads
when one touched them.

There was a fatalistic ray of light on the river (not a.
breath of wind now below) that seemed to match at
a deeper or higher level (it was difficult to say) "the
ice-drinks human machine".

The light itself counselled itself, addressed itself
to me, sold itself to me as I chipped away at my
own condition of "uncanny absurd climax" in the en-
counter between alien cultures.

I felt I was looking deep into a massive and
formidable hesitation of forces in myself and in
my age, and that there glimmered far down, far
beneath in the bed of the river figures in a
mysterious landscape, figures that embraced
each other save that the very function of their
embrace possessed a value other than itself
which had so turned in on itself it may have
involuntarily safe-guarded itself or, on the other
hand, eclipsed itself altogether.

In a sense it signified, therefore, both a lust for re-
sponsibility in nature itself, a long and difficult equa-
tion of arousal that was needed as the comedy of
divinity whose roots lay on the mountains, as they
lay here, as they lay in Sorrow Hill, as they lay in the
blackened rooms of cheap graves and lodgings as
well as creole hotels and pageantry of the bone in
the blood.

(Taken from Wilson Harris' Genesis of the clowns
S- A comedy of light)

SAbout the Passage
1. What have you gathered from the text? Did you
follow the drift of ideas?

2. What would you say about the way of the author
expresses his ideas?

3. Read the passage over if you do not quite
understand what it is telling you and then invite
a partner over to discuss it. Write down your

4. Let a study partner ask you questions such as:
'What is meant by "The light spoke of interwoven
illusions"?' Make up an answer, any good answer,
right away and tellUbimor, p ,, ,,

has becomes had
are becomes were
shall becomes should
may becomes might

now becomes then
this becomes that
today becomes thatiday
yesterday becomes the day

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Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006 Page XIX



From page centre
volunteer work in the
Venezuelan schools, Ms.
Rodrigues was awarded a
certificate and given a plaque by
Venezuela's Ministry of
When Ms. Rodrigues and
her family returned to Guyana,
her older son entered fourth
form at New Amsterdam
Multilateral School, while her
younger son became a first form
student at the same school.
In keeping with the family
tradition, Rodrigues was employed
as a Spanish teacher at New
Amsterdam Multilateral.
A few years later, her
daughter topped the Wellington
Park Primary School at the
Secondary Schools Entrance



Examination. She attended the
Berbice Educational Institute
for two years before she was
united with the family at New
Amsterdam Multilateral School.
Ms. Rodrigues taught Spanish
to her children there.
"You feel a sense of power
being able to communicate with
other people in other
languages," she said, adding that
her family is bi-lingual.
"At home, we speak
Spanish most of the time, and
when we're out we speak
English," she sated.
Rodrigues kept searching
for ways to deepen her range
in Spanish. As a Berbice
resident she opted to attend
UG's Berbice campus at Tain
where she completed a
diploma in Arts and General

Studies. Simultaneous
older son finished a d
in civil engineering
Turkeyen campus, G
Georgetown. They gra
with their diplomas in
By the following
Rodrigues and Carlos w
attending UG at the Ti
campus. She started
Bachelors in Spanish, w
son went on to the De
Civil Engineering. La
younger son follow
brother to pursue
Engineering and her d
joined her in studying S
Mother and children c
at UG Turkeyen for a sc
experience of their lives.
Now that she and h
son have graduated, the
son and her daughter are


er older



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. Excellent Analytical 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: Donosubmit'drigiialcertifica ss. ",


identification parade led

to Convicted armed ...
From page VI
is for the judge merely to ask the accused whether he
admits his guilt on the outstanding offences. The accused must
be sentenced only once, i.e. in respect of the offence for which
he was tried and found guilty. The idea of taking other offences
into consideration is merely to measure the appropriate
sentence, the judgment of the Appellate Court concluded, as
the appeal was allowed, resulting .in the conviction and
sentence being set aside.
Before allowing the appeal and setting aside the conviction and
sentence, Justice of Appeal Massiah had said: "The trial judge did
not afford the jury the assistance and guidance to which they were
entitled and which it was his duty to supply, and his failure to do
so, robbed the appellant of the benefit which she would otherwise
have derived from Troyer's evidence."
The then Justice of Appeal cited certain well known legal
authorities which show that "where the evidence of identifi-
cation of the accused person is weak or of an unsatisfactory
nature, it is the duty of the trial judge to give a careful direc-
tion as to the unsatisfactory nature of the evidence and to bring
prominently before their minds the unsatisfactory points re-
vealed in the evidence impressing upon them that where the
defence of the accused person is an alibi it might be a case of
mistaken identity."

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.

~Tr TO-i-


sly, her the Rodrigues torch alight at
iploma UG, Turkeyen.
at the Perhaps the only place that
greaterr Ms. Rodrigues is precluded
iduated from going with her children is
S2002. work; at least where her sons
g year, are concerned. She and her
ere both daughter can easily collaborate
urkeyen in the Spanish arena.
ed her Rodrigues is currently
vhile her studying Portuguese at the
*gree in Brazilian Institute here. She is
ter, her also schooling herself in French.
ed his Ms. Rodrigues doesn't plan
Civil to retire anytime soon. She is
daughter aiming at higher academia in
panish. the modern languages field.

Page XIX

Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006

Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

WETLANDS are among the
world's most productive envi-
ronments. They are cradles
of biological diversity, provid-
ing the water and primary
productivity upon which
countless species of plants
and animals depend for sur-
On February 2, people in
many parts of the world cel-
ebrate World Wetlands Day. But
what is our understanding as it
relates to wetlands and the
Ramsar Convention?

The Convention on Wet-
lands is an intergovernmental
treaty for the protection and
wise management of wetlands
and their resources. It is often
referred to as the 'Ramsar Con-
vention' as it was signed in the
Iranian City of Ramsar, on the
Southern shore of the Caspian

Sea, but its official title is the
'Convention on Wetlands of In-
ternational Importance espe-

cially as Waterfowl Habitat'.
The Wetlands Convention
is celebrated by World Wet-

lands Day, on February 2
each year, marking the anni-
versary of its signing in 1971.
To date, 145 Parties (coun-
tries) have contracted the
Ramsar Convention, desig-
nating 1.429 wetland sites
globally! A short term target
is that "the list of wetlands
of international importance
includes-at least 2,000 sites
by Ramsar's 9th Conference
of Parties in the year 2005.
World Wetlands Day
(WWD) was celebrated for the
first time in 1997 and made an
encouraging beginning. Each
year, government agencies, non-
governmental organizations, and
groups of citizens at all levels
of the community around the
world have taken advantage of
the opportunity to undertake
actions aimed at raising public
awareness of wetlands, of their
values and benefits in general,
and of the Ramsar Convention
in particular. This is done
through activities such as semi-
nars, nature walks, festivals,
launches of new policies, an-
nouncement of new Ramsar
sites, newspaper articles, radio
interviews and wetland rehabili-

The Ramsar Convention has
adopted the following broad
definition of 'wetland': Areas of
marsh, fen, peatland or water,
whether natural or artificial, per-
manent or temporary, with wa-
ter that is static or flowing,
fresh, brackish or salt, including
areas of marine water the depth
of which at low tide does not
exceed six metres. [Wetlands]
may incorporate adjacent ripar-
ian and coastal zones, islands or
bodies of marine water deeper
than six metres at low tide ly-
ing within the wetlands.
Under this definition, wet-
lands account for a wide variety
of habitat types including rivers,
shallow coastal waters and coral
reefs. The Ramsar Convention
provides a very broad frame-
work of wetland habitat types
including marine/coastal wet-
lands, inland wetlands and hu-
man-made wetlands.

Guyana has not been
contracted to this convention
but is working towards
signing the Ramsar
Convention on Wetlands. The

i1J 17/77
Environmental Protection
Agency in collaboration with
Iwokrama hosted a workshop
in 2002 to discuss the Ramsar
and possible sites
Convention. Representatives
from government agencies
and NGOs attended the
workshop which focused on
the management of wetlands
in Guyana and made
recommendations with
respect to planning for the
future management of
Guyana's wetlands. At the
workshop, two potential sites
were discussed as sites worthy
of recognition on the list of
Ramsar Sites of
International Importance.
Nevertheless, Guyana is
presently proceeding with

Please see page XXI




Professionals listed below, who practise their profession privately for
reward, are required by law Section 39 of the Tax Act, Chapter 80:01 to
obtain their Tax Practice Certificate in order to practise their profession in

* Accountants
* Auditors
* Dentists
" Engineers
SLegal Practitioners

SMedical Practitioners
* Surveyors
*Veterinary Surgeons


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

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 SIMAP Personal cheques will not be

6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00 hrs on Thursday, February 10, 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
SIMAP Agency

K. Sattaur
Conmmissioner- General
Guyana Revenue Authority

Page XX

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

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

Submit all tax returns due to the date of application for the

o Pay all relevant taxes due and payable.

The Commissioner-General reserves the right to take legal action against


Sunda~ C --nicle--Page-Xj

The Ramsar Convention ...

From page XX
discussions and talks to
accede to the convention.
Promoting awareness about
the Ramsar convention is of
great importance and the EPA
is continuing to foster

Guyana has a variety of

Wetlands which have character-
istics that fulfil if not all, some
of the Ramsar criteria.
To facilitate the implemen-
tation of this provision, the
Conference of the Parties has
developed criteria to assist in
the identification of wetlands of
international importance. The
latest version of the Criteria was
adopted by the 7th meeting of
the Conference of the Contract-
ing Parties in 1999.

Group A of the Criteria.
Sites containing
representative, rare or
unique wetland types
Criterion 1: A wetland

should be considered interna-
tionally important if it contains
a representative, rare, or unique
example of a natural or near-
natural wetland type found
within the appropriate biogeo-
graphic region.

Group B of the Criteria.
Sites of international
importance for conserving
biological diversity

(Criteria based on species
and ecological communities)

Criterion 2: A wetland
should be considered interna-
tionally important if it supports
vulnerable, endangered, or criti-
cally endangered species or
threatened ecological communi-

Criterion 3: A wetland
should be considered interna-
tionally important if it supports
populations of plant and/or ani-
mal species important for main-
taining the biological diversity
of a particular biogeographic re-

Criterion 4: A wetland
should be considered interna-
tionally important if it sup-
ports plant and/or animal
species at a critical stage in
their life cycles, or provides
refuge during adverse condi-

(Specific criteria based on
water birds)

Criterion 5: A wetland
should be considered interna-
tionally important if it regularly
supports 20,000 or more water

Criterion 6: A wetland
should be considered interna-
tionally important if it regularly
supports 1% of the individuals
in a population of one species
or subspecies of water bird.

(Specific criteria based on

Criterion 7: A wetland
should be considered interna-
tionally important if it supports
a significant proportion of indig-
enous fish subspecies, species or
families, life-history stages, spe-
cies interactions and/or popula-
tions that are representative of
wetland benefits and/or values
and thereby contributes to glo-
bal biological diversity.

Criterion 8: A wetland
should be considered interna-
tionally important if it is an
important source of food for
fishes, spawning ground,
nursery and/or migration path
on which fish stocks, either
within the wetland or else-
where, depend. (Source: The

', 66 Peter Rose and Anira Streets, Queenstown
I. Georgetown, GUYANA
S Tel: 231-6265, 231-6479, 231-6281, 231-6473
SER Tel/Fax: 231-6246


The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) invites
applications from all ten Administrative Regions for
positions of'Assistant Regional Coordinators'.

Applicants should have obtained at least three (3)
subjects at CXC no lower than Grade III, have an interest
in promoting harmonious race relations and be able to
workwith minimum supervision.

Successful applicants will be engaged for a period of six
(6) months.

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Executive
Officer and should reach the ERC no later than Tuesday,
January 31.


Ramsar Info Pack, The Cri-
teria for Identifying Wet-
lands of International Impor-
tance, Paper no.5)
The guidelines would
have shown in detail,
pathways in developing and
identifying wetlands of
international importance in
Guyana in order to become
contracted to the Ramsar
Convention on Wetlands.
However, with political will,
collaboration among sector
agencies and community
participation, Guyana can
join with the rest of the world
in developing sites for
Ramsar which will benefit
present and future

Next week, we will look
at a variety of wetlands
in Guyana and
information on such
wetlands, among which
will enable you in
identifying wetlands.

7-,!i- 7I

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


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Are you young, healthy, committed to the defence, stability
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

Become an Officer in the GDF and benefit from our
Military Training both Local and Overseas. The training
and operations you will undergo will give you the
opportunity for hinterland attachment and adventure.

You must be between 18 and 25 years of age; have Five (5)
subjects at GCE "0" Level or CXC (Grades 1 or 2), or Six
at no more than two (2) sittings, or a Technical Diploma
from the I n i versity of Guyana.

Police Clearance;
Two (2) recent Testimonials;
Two (2) recent Photographs;
Birth Certificate; National ID orPassport
Academic Certificates.

Applicants without one of these types of ID will not be

Apply in person to:
Officer Commanding
General Personnel Department
Thomas Lands
Applications should reach no later than Monday, January
30, 2006.

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

Sundav Ch'ronicle '-a'rna'a 2;':-2b '

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Sunday Chronicle January 29, 2006

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Contractors are hereb\tn m\ ed to be pre-qualified for works and sern ices to be
SLndenaken bv the Sca and Ri\ er Defence Di\ vision of the hinistr of Public ,Works
and Cornmurucation for the follow ming

Lot I Rehabilitation/Matntenance of Sea Defence Structures
Lot 2 Surveying Ser\ ices
Lot 3 Hire of Equipment
Lot 4 Weeding Sea Dam/L abour Only Contracts

Pre-Qualification forms can be obtained fiom the Olffice of the PROJECT MANAGER.
SKINGSTON, GEORGETOWN during the normal workingg hours from Januan 23, 2006
to February 07. 2006b


Pa\ ment is NON REF iNDABLE and should be made in fa\our of the Permanent
Secretan, hMnistms of Public Works and Communication

SPre-Qualification bids for each LOT must be separately enclosed in a sealed envelope.
beanng no identity, of the Tenderer and should clearly indicate on the top left hand
comer, the Lot tendered for

Pre-Qualification Bids should be addressed to-
and deposited in the Tender Bo\ at that address on or befo.:re t0' 00 hours on Tuesdaj.
February '. 2 -.6

Pre-Quali'ication bid. illI be opened at 09 00 hours on I uLJ~dua February 7. 20016 mn
the presence of Tenderers or their representatives \ \ho. choose to .-itend a the nihn 'tr
of Public Works and Communication

The Kinistrin :, Public \Works and Communication reserne- the night to accept or reflect
an\ or all the Pie-QuAltfieatnon bids \\ iihout assigning re.i- n s I fIor such rejeenon


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Office of the President

Pre-qualification of Contractors (2006)
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:

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

Tenderers/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.
4. Record of past performance of works completed.
5. 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

it '.uld be -7'ed in the Tn;.r--r Box, locn,--'t the ground floor building 'C'
Presidential Office Complex on or before 15:00 hrs on February 22, 2006.

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ARIES It's time to think about what's important to you but then, you don't
need to be told that: It's probably been next to impossible for you to focus on
anything else. If there's any way for you to excuse yourself from situations that
might require you to force yourself to act other than how you really feel, better
make arrangements bright and early td be.unavailable. If a situation demands
your presence, get in and out as quickly as you can.

TAURUS First thing this morning, you really ought to decide what to give
them 'them' being your sweetheart, best friend or whomever it is who's been
putting up with you lately, no matter what you've dished out. You know it
hasn't been easy, you know what they'd like and you know they deserve it. Be
nice. Your feelings are going to be obvious anyway. Might as well be sure it's
the good ones they remember.

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GEMINI When you decide to take a few days off, it's quite different than
when most of us do the same. Your friends and family aren't used to going
more than a few hours without either seeing you or talking with you, so your
absence raises all kinds of red flags. You're in the mood to disappear from the
world now, however, and you won't want to chat with them about it. Be nice.
Call when you know they won't be there to answer, and leave a message.

CANCER You've often wondered about what might happen to the ones you
love if you decided to stop taking care of them. Would they sink, swim or find
someone else to care for them? In any case, you'd never be able to live with the
guilt. Regardless, it's just about time for you to do both yourself and your charge
a favour. Give them a few referral numbers and a pep talk, make your exit and
see what happens.

LEO If any one loves a dare, it's you, and it doesn't matter at all whether it's
spoken or just hinted at. So now, when a friend you've long admired for their
equal bravery makes you an offer that sounds suspiciously like a dare, you won't
hesitate for a single second. You may, however, have some 'splaining to do to
your sweetheart if they're not expecting you to be away without leave because
you just can't turn down the challenge.

VIRGO You're not mean-spirited not one tiny little bit. You can, however, be
goaded into behaviour that's beneath you if someone shows anything less than
total respect for a worthy cause much less one that's near and dear to your
heart. If you've already warned them, or if you know they've heard about your
recent dealings with someone that impolite, you won't hesitate to come out
with both guns blazing. And well you should.

LIBRA The long-distance travel bug hasn't just landed in your vicinity. It's set
up shop in your imagination, igniting an insatiable urge to get to that place
you've always wanted to see. So at the moment, getting there is the most im-
portant thing in the world to you. Fortunately, you know when to go, and ex-
actly the right person to go along with you, even if you present the offer to
them as quickly as it occurs to you.

SCORPIO Your sign is known for magnetism and a hands-down ability to
tempt anyone into doing just about anything. So when someone absolutely
perfect walks by, you'll do everything in your power to entice them into spend-
ing some quality time alone with you. If they're already yours, so much the bet-
ter. You won't work any less hard or any less charmingly, and they'll be just as
infatuated as they were the first time you wooed them. If they're not yours,
well, let's just say that situation won't last for very long at all.

SAGITYARIUS You've worked so hard for so long on this particular project
that you can't imagine finishing it up. But completion is a good thing, espe-
cially if you happen to be in a hurry to move on to something new and
when aren't you? If you're still trying to get the attention of a certain author-
ity figure for this project, however, drop some hints. Let them know you're in
the home stretch and you'd like their 'executive opinion.'

CAPRICORN Believe it or not, you're an expert at romance. You just don't do
it the way most folks do. When you're out to impress someone, you don't just
pick up a pizza and a six-pack. You make sure you're wooing them in most
(- elegant fashion with limos, fine wine and tickets to the theatre. However, if
- 4 | you can't afford all that, don't worry. If anyone can make that pizza ahd beer
evening feel special, it's you.

AQUARIUS Telling the truth isn't just second nature to you it's really more
like an innate reaction that multiplies when 'official business' is impending. So
now, regardless of how anxiously you're awaiting someone's answer to a ten-
der question, you won't be willing to tone it down or take it back, not even a
smidge not even if you know they'd prefer you hadn't started a major ball
Rolling with the powers that be. Oh, well. Respect is the glue that holds any
Relationship together.

PISCES You've got very little time to achieve your mission: to find a way to
S make your loved ones realise that working together on the same side is bet-
ter for all parties concerned than is keeping this nonsensical 'war' going -
that won't help anyone at all. That said, you can only do what you can do -
and you can't live anyone else's life for them. So if they won't cooperate,
don't beat yourself up about it.

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for religious, cultural and other forms of diversities ,ti "

The Ethnic Relation Commission (ERC) is a
Constitutional body established by two-thirds
majority of the National Assembly to eliminate all
forms of discrimination on the basis of Ethnicity.

The ERC under Article 212D of the Constitution
has a mandate to "Encourage and create respect

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in a plural society".

The Ethnic Relations Commission through its
Public Education & Awareness Unit will be
continuing to conduct "Film Festival" sessions in
schools across the country commencing on Friday,
February 3, 2006.



Cookery Corner
j Welcome to the 384 "edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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A pie is a baked dish with a pastry shell that covers or completely contains a filling of meat, fish,
vegetables, fruit, cheeses, creams, chocolate, custards, nuts, or other sweet or savoury ingredient.
Tantalize your taste buds with these two delicious recipes.

1 9" double crustpie
1 large carrot, shredded
1 large potato, shredded
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
2 tablespoons margarine
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
V2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
V2 teaspoon Chico BlackPepper
4 servings


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Preheat oven to 350 F (175'C.) Divide dough into
2 pieces and shape into balls. Roll out one ball of
dough to fit a 9"pie plate. Place bottom crust in pie
plate. Roll out top crust andset aside.
In a large saucepan, saute the shredded carrot,
potato and minced onion until soft. Remove from
heat and a low to cool. Mix in the chopped chicken,
chicken broth, salt and Chico Black Pepper. Pour
into bottom crust. Cover with top crust, seal and
crimp edges. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to
25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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24th January, 2006

1 cup milk
3 egg yolks
2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Baking Powder
Custard Powder
Black Pepper


In a small saucepan, heat milk to boiling point and remove
from the heat. In a heat proofmixing bowl, beat egg yolks
until smooth. Gradually add the granulated sugar and
continue beating until pale yellow. Beat in the flour. Pour
the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture in a steady stream,
beating constantly. When all the milk has been added,
place the bowl over (not in) a pan of boiling water, or pour
the mixture into the top of a double boiler. Heat, stirring
constantly, until thickened. Cook 2 minutes more, then
remove from the heat. Stir in the butter and vanilla. 'Cover
with plastic wrap and allow td cool. Serve in a pastry crust
alone or with and accompaniment such as a layer f fruit.


PASTA Curry Powder
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record their own :, .i
acappella style on CD or cassette, and
submit along with the approved
application form to any of the locations
stated above.

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1. To enter this Competition each applicant
must fill out a Jingle Competition application form
available at:
GT&T's Business Offices countrywide, Anil
Singh GT&T Authorised Cellphone Vendor at
Anna Regina Market, Essequibo, Kamal 2Ks Gift
Centre & Cellphone Store at Bartica Mall, Imran &
Sons at Rosehall, Berbice and Sarvanand
Pharmacy at Corentyne, Berbice.

2. This Competition is open to amateur singers
in the age range 16-30 years.

3. Only one entry per person will be accepted.

4. All jingles submitted must be original lyrics.

6. Entries must be placed in a
sealed envelope, and must include the
application form and CD or cassette
J containing the recorded jingle acappella
.. style. The envelope must be clearly
labeled "Cellink Plus Jingle Competition."
.The applicant's name and address must

be printed on the envelope.

7. Incomplete entries will be

8. Shortlisted applicants will be
required to record their jingle with their
choice of music, which must be pre-
approved by GT&T, at a studio approved
by GT&T. GT&T would be responsible for
the cost of the recording for the
shortlisted entries.

9. The five finalists of the 2005
jingle competition are not permitted to
enterthis Competition.

10. Applicants who are under the
age of 18 years must obtain permission
from their parent/guardian before
entering this competition.

11. This competition is not open to
employees or contractors of GT&T, their

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direct family members, and any person
directly or indirectly involved with
GT&T or the running of this

12. Shorlisted applicants will be
formally notified within four (4) working
days of the closing date.

13. Only shortlisted applicants wi;i
be contacted.

14. Competition winners will be
required to take part in GT&T
sponsored and approved promotion
and publicity events and Will be
required to sign a contract to this effect.

15. GT&T may at any time and in
its own discretion issue additional rules
to be read in conjunction with these
rules in relation to this Competition.

16. Applicants will be deemed to
have accepted these rules and any
additional rules to be issued by GT&T
and agree to be bound by them when
enteringthis competition.

The closing date for the submission of
entriesis February 7,2006

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Keys craves


By Closer Hope

NEW IORK i Reutersi Amid new endures in film and televi-
sion. Alicia Keys is b,riling new material for her third studio
album. Though she has yet to record an* Iracks. Ihe Gramm-n
%tinning R&B ingenue is looking to experiment and expand
her musical stile this time around.
I definitely see the album being a little bit edgier Key told "I feel like it's going o1 ha'e a lot of political ele-
ments to it as, well and be a bit more guitar-drn\en The sound is
definilell going to be different, but oba ousl\ the heart and soul of
it is always going to remain conlsitent "
Kel' ne\t album will be her fourth for Son\ BMG's J Records
and the follow -up to her 2005 lI e set. 'Unplugged'. which has sold
more than one million copies in the United Stales. according to
NielSen SoundScan Her 201)4 sophomore effort. 'Diary of Alicia
Keys'. has sold 4.4 nullion to date.
On "Unplugged'. Key- collaborated with Maroon 5 fronlman
Adam Leumne on a co\er of the Rolling Stone "Vild Horses'. and
on the new album, she is hoping to work with more acl, outside
the R&B and hip-hop worlds. "I'd lose to do some svrung lith
John Mayer." she says I think that as a songwriter. he's \ery
thoight-pro oking."
"I'd also like to do something that's really out there. with like
Queens Of The Stone Age or W\rule Stripes. something just strange
as hell. unexpected and interesung." -he adds. '1 alwa s like to col-
laborate with one or two special folk-, that just take it to a new
place I ha\e a lot of strange ideas and brainstorms."
Keys recently recorded three songs, including the title cut and
a cover of the Impressions' 'People Gel Ready' w ith L) fe Jennings.
for the soundtrack to 'Glory Road'. The film chronicles the 1966
Telas Western men's basketball team. which featured the first all-
Afncan American starting lineup.
"EBen though I was telling mrsielf I wasn't going to commit to
anything because I wanted to take some iume off. I w\as so mo\ed
b, ithe mosel and I really w\anled to be in\ol\ed." sa\s Keys
' Beyond colour, beyond being a black or while thing. II \as just a
human story about struggle and bout overcoming when it seems
the toughest."
On the producuon front. KeN, is continuing to scout and de-
selop talent with her business partner. song\ nter/producer Kerr
"Krucial' Brothers. for their company KrucialKe s. Brothers is
working on hi- own solo rap debut.
"'I's all about bringing forth new artists and young artists
that are fresh and have something to offer." says Keys. "A lot
of positive and wonderful experiences are coming up in the


SINGER ALICIA KEYS attends at the premiere ol 'Glory
Road' al the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on January 5.
2006. In an interview released January 24, Keys said she
plans to experiment and expand her musical style on her
next recording. (Phil McCarlen/Reulers)

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ending its

run after

seven seasons
SBy Steve Gorman
PASADENA, California (Reuters) NBC's acclaimed White
House drama 'The West Wing' will conclude its seven-year run
in May as had long been expected after languishing through
a steep ratings decline in recent seasons, the network has said.
In formally announcing plans to bring the series to a close on
May 14, NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly stressed the
show's fate was strictly a matter of TV democracy 'West Wing'
Simply failed to draw enough viewers to keep it on the air.
"It's no secret that the ratings have been tough for the last couple
of seasons," Reilly said at NBC's semiannual presentation to TV
critics. "There's a point where you look at the ratings and you just
say, 'it's time."'
Still, Reilly saluted 'West Wing' as a show that earned its place
as a signature drama on NBC, a unit of General Electric Co., and
"one of the most acclaimed series in television history."
The programme, starring Martin Sheen as fictional U.S. Presi-
dent Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet, won the Emmy Award as best TV drama
four years in a row and holds the record for most Emmys won by
a single series, nine trophies for its first season.
'West Wing' hit the peak of its popularity in its third season,
ranking No. 9 among all prime-time series with 17 million viewers
a week. The latest season debuted with just 7.6 million viewers
tuning in as the show moved to a Sunday night time slot from
The latest season revolves around a story line pitting onetime
'NYPD Blue' star Jimmy Smits in an election battle against
'M*A*S*H' veteran Alan Alda to succeed Sheen as the next occu-
pant of the fictional Oval Office.
The big question is whether Bartlet, a liberal Democrat now in
the twilight of his second term, will be replaced by another Demo-
crat (Smits) or by a Republican (Alda).
Many observers have presumed the series was leaning to-
ward a Smits victory, but that outcome was thrown into f r-
ther doubt last month by the death of co-star John Spendr,
who wrn niavino Smite' vier nroidpntial nrnnino matep

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THE NEW issue of 'Rolling Stone' magazine, shown in this
undated publicity photograph, features a cover photograph
of rapper-producer and eight-time Grammy nominee
Kanye West wearing a crown of thorns. (Rolling Stone/
NEW YORK (Reuters) Rapper Kanye West, un-
afraid to speak out over personal slights and more
serious charges of political persecution, wears a
crown of thorns as he poses as Jesus Christ on
tj- cover of th! next issue of Rolling Stone.

The feisty West also posed as Muhammad Ali for the maga-
zine story, in which he complains that his hit 'Gold Digger' should
have been nominated for a Grammy as best rap song.
"That's a gimme Grammy," said West, who nonetheless gar-
nered eight Grammy nominations, including one for best album for
'Late Registration'.
West caused a stir during an NBC TV benefit concert for
Hurricane Katrina victims last September when in an
impromptu remark he accused President George W. Bush of
"George Bush doesn't care about black people," West said in
reference to delays in providing relief to survivors of the hurricane
that hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.
West also said at the telethon that America was set up "to help
the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."
The rapper told Rolling Stone in the issue that hit newsstands
on Friday, "You don't know how many people have asked me about
that. It's like my gift and my curse."
West says being outspoken is a key to his success.
"If I was more complacent and let things slide, my life
would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained," he

ACTOR MARTIN SHEEN, in the role of President of the
United States Josiah Bartlet, waves as he films a scene for
the television series 'The West Wing' at Camden Yards in
Baltimo-: "'2 2004. (REUTERS/Joe Giza)


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