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


Subjects / Keywords:
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newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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(9 per cent) parents (3 per cent) and perhaps most embarrassing of WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF o7
LONDON iReutersl Britons testing St all ex-partners (2 per cent).
S alentine's Day love messages next Tuesday The study for student phone service dot mobile revealed eight
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wrong person. last year, with a third indulging in "text sex." ;i
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A SMALL cachi-,of weapons shipped here from the United States was yesterday intercepted by Customs
agents at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, and the government has alerted the United States
authorities to the find, officials said.

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Ramdin for talks

with Government
ASSISTANT Secretar3 General of the Organisation of American Slates (OASi, Ambassador
Albert Ramdin, arrives today for talks with the Government on trade and development issues.
technical cooperation and Guyana's upcoming national elections.
The local OAS office yesterday said Ramdin's two-day visit forms part of a broader agenda of
direct and consistent engagement with Caribbean governments and people.
Apart from his meetings with Government officials for "substantive dialogue", he is scheduled to
hold talks with Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr. Edwin Carrington.
Tomorrow evening, Ramdin is slated to participate in a public forum that will include a cross-
section of representatives of Government, private sector, civil society and the media. He is expected
to deliver a lecture on the importance of free and fair elections in a democratic state.
Commonwealth Special Envoy to Guyana Sir Paul Reeves will also deliver a lecture based on the
upcoming elections. The forum will be held at Le Meridien Pegasus from 18:00 h.
This is Ramdin's first visit to Guyana since assuming the position of OAS Assistant Secre-
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By Neil Marks
A 41-YEAR-OLD woman taxi
driver, who braved the dan-
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night to join her husband in
providing for their family,
was shot dead Friday
She was killed allegedly by

teenage boys, one a neighbour,
from her East Coast Demerara
village of Success.
Dead is Seerajiee Singh of
Lot 129 7th Street, Success. Po-
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same village.
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relatives gathered to grieve her brutal death. (Winston
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children Indira, 24, Melissa, 14,
and Kevin, 13.
Police said she was hired to
do a pickup with her vehicle PJJ
3529, an AT 192 Carina, at Suc-
cess, at about 22:30 h Friday.
Bandits hijacked another AT
192 Carina car in Georgetown
about 20 minutes after, Police
Singh's husband, also a
taxi driver, said the phone call
for the hire came from a Chi-
nese restaurant in the vil-
lage, and since those who re-
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Her eldest daughter, Indira,
said her mother had transported
the men before, and would only
take jobs at nights with those
who she was familiar with.
Police said the two men
joined the car and requested to
go to Ogle.
When on the Ogle Airstrip
Road, they stuck her up and or-
dered her out of the car but she
refused to get out. She was then
shot in her mouth and pushed
out of the vehicle which the men
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ing an incident nearby, re-
sponded to reports of the shoot-
ing and transported the woman
to the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital Corporation (GPHC),
where she died shortly before
Her husband, Pawan, said
when he received the call that
his wife was in the hospital, ie
rushed there.
He said when he got there,
her body was "full of blood"
and a cloth was stuffed in her
mouth by hospital staff because
of bleeding from the gunshot
wound in her mouth.
He said his wife released
the cloth from her mouth to tell
him something, but hospital
staff prevented her from doing
so given her condition. She soon
thereafter succumbed.
Earlier in the night, Pawan said
he was having a few drinks at a vil-
lage shop after a "funeral hire" all
day, when his wife passed and
tooted her horn at him. Instinc-
tively, he said, he remembered her
saying how fearless she was to
work at nights with violent crimes
on the East Coast almost common
"All they could do is kill
me," he recounted her always
Pawan said he was a long
time taxi driver, and when
things on the road became
rough, he decided to open his
own taxi service. However, he
said after constant problems
with taxi drivers, his wife de-
cided that she would drive.
He said she went to driving
school and he bought the new
car for her, and for the past four
years they had been managing
the business together.
Pawan said she always wore
a 'Kangol' cap in the reverse, "to
look like a man." He said too,


she always wore pants when
driving. He said they would
close off working each day at
midnight, because they were
meeting a bank loan.
However, he emphasized
that she was careful to pick up
only people she was familiar
with, and he never expected that
his "own village people would
do this."
One of the men implicated
in the killing lives not far from
the Singhs and his entire family,
including his mother, brother
and sister were held for ques-
tioning by Police yesterday.
The other young man Po-
lice are looking for as identified
by the slain woman's relatives,
reportedly has a good reputa-
tion in the village.
In the other carjacking Fri-
day night, Police said taxi driver
Forbeswyn Daniels was robbed
by three gunmen at Tucville,
Daniels was driving motor
car HB 2736, an AT 192 Carina.
along Croal Street when the men
stopped him and asked to be
taken to South Ruimveldt, also
in Georgetown, Police said.
When in the vicinity of
Turning Point, they further re-
quested to be taken to Tucville
where they held up, robbed and
assaulted Daniels with a gun,
then locked him in the car trunk.
Police said he freed himself
shortly after but the men es-
caped in the car with $8,000 in
cash and a cellular phone.
The car was later found at Re-
public Park, Greater Georgetown,
with the stereo system missing,
Police reported.
Car jackers have re-
cently been targeting AT 192
Carina cars and several taxi
drivers have been held up and
robbed of their vehicles.


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Denmark pulls diplomats out

as cartoon row simmers

By Per Bech Thomsen

Denmark said yesterday it
had withdrawn diplomats and
staff from Indonesia and Iran
because of security threats,
while Muslims held
demonstrations in European
cities over cartoons of the
Prophet Mohammad.
The diplomats' departure
follows that of Danish embassy
staff in Syria who left on Friday
on the grounds that the security
provided by Syrian authorities
was inadequate.
Denmark has been the
target of protests in Islamic
countries since cartoons of the
Prophet, first published in the
Danish newspaper Jyllands-
Posten in September, were
reprinted by other European
newspapers in January.
At the Winter Olympics in
Italy, plainclothes guards
accompanied the Danish team at
the opening ceremony on
French police estimated
that 7,200 people took part in
a march through central Paris,
waving banners and chanting,
but the atmosphere was
peaceful and many families took
France's Muslim Council
had urged the country's five
million Muslims to stay calm.

The council had tried in vain to
block the satirical weekly
Charlie Hebdo from reprinting
the cartoons earlier this week.
In London, up to 4,000
demonstrators converged on

Trafalgar Square yesterday,
joining the capital's Mayor
Ken Livingstone in a protest
against the publication of the
In marked contrast to

A veilea woman noias up a noly Koran during a Musitm
demonstration in front of the Danish embassy in Berlin
to protest against cartoons depicting the Prophet
Mohammad, February 11, 2006. (Michael Dalder/Reuters)

angry demonstrations outside
the Danish embassy in the
British capital last week, the
protest was good-natured and
there was no sign of the extreme
anti-Western placards
brandished at the embassy
protest. No British newspapers
have reprinted the cartoons.


About 2,500 Muslims
marched peacefully through
the German city of
Duesseldorf, past the Danish
consulate, and in Berlin about
1,200 gathered outside the
Danish embassy.
In the Swiss capital, Berne,
about one thousand people held
a peaceful protest outside the
parliament building.
Demonstrators carried signs
saying "You stepped over the
line" and "Have respect for
Muslims' feelings."
Several Swiss newspapers
have published some of the
cartoons in recent weeks.
In the Netherlands, home to
one million Muslims about six
percent of its population -
reaction to the cartoon row has
been muted.
A few hundred protesters
gathered in central Amsterdam,
some carrying banners reading
"Don't mock our Prophet" and

others holding Korans and
Moroccan flags.
Beyond Europe's borders,
angry protesters in the Chadian
capital N'Djamena set fire to
two cars, including one
belonging to an expatriate, and
wrecked several bars.
"Islam is a religion of
tolerance, forgiveness and
peace," said one placard at the
N'Djamena march, which took
place after a call from the imam
of the city's main mosque.
Chad is more than 50 percent
Muslim but has a significant
Christian minority.


In Indonesia, about 400
protesters from the radical
Hizbut Tahrir group held a
noisy but peaceful rally at a
Jakarta intersection, demanding
that Denmark apologise for
what they said was an insult to
They unfurled anti-Western
banners that read "Western
infidels never can stop
insulting" and "Regret is not
enough to pay for the insult to
the Prophet."
Israeli police said 150 to
200 Palestinians protested in
Jerusalem's Old City. A
spokesman said they tried to
burn Danish flags and threw
stones at police before being

At least 11 people have
been killed this year in protests
over the cartoons, one of which
showed the Prophet wearing a
bomb-shaped turban. Muslims
consider any portrayal of the
Prophet blasphemous, let alone
one showing him as a terrorist.
Indian Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh said his
government yesterday was
deeply concerned about the
growing controversy.
"India's commitment to
religious harmony and
tolerance is unshakeable and
actions that cause hurt to the
sentiments of any part of our
people are not acceptable," he
said in a statement. Muslims
account for about 13 percent
of India's largely Hindu
In neighboring Pakistan, the
world's second largest Muslim
nation, Islamist parties called for
a nationwide strike on March 3
in protest against the publication
of the cartoons.
Turkish Prime Minister
Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to
member countries of the United
Nations, NATO and the
Organisation of the Islamic
Conference on Friday calling on
them to act with wisdom and
common sense, and display
"No culture has a given
right to insult the
sensitivities of other cultures.
The minimum prerequisite of
harmonious coexistence is
that different civilisations and
traditions recognize and
mutually respect each others'
cultural differences," he

Sharon "out of danger" after emergency surgery

B. Jeffrey Heller

Israeli Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon. comatose
since a stroke last nonth.
underwent emergency)
surgery to remove parts of
a damaged intestine
yesterday and a hospital
official said he was out of
immediate danger.
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Hospital, said that. while the
urgerr, u.cut .%ell. Sh.aronii'
nain problem remained hi,
continuing sat3e f
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a good sigln.
Medical e,.perit hold little
hope for [he 7-arc -old leader "
reco enr .alter a mnassi e brain
hemorrhage i>n Januar- 4 He
has beeii in a .oiiin sinie' tiC

"The condition of Prime
Miniiecr sharro'. i. _[htabl- but
critical. MNor-Yo'ef told
reporters ltler the f-ur-hour
operation In he iiorninl.
there .ka'i recall. I-inimediate
danger t,' In, lile. but hiom
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Sharoin M .a. rutihed to the
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2ii inches." Mor-Y-,el s'aid.
Earlier, a hospital 'ourice
siid doctors did not expect
Sha:ron to _un i\e the da% arid a
hospiial spukes onian
idesciibed his condlittn as ithe
nlst cn:rcal: since adijnus.ion
Sharon death wouldd
almost certainly lea- e Ehud
Olmert n.iimed interim prime
imliniser :itlle Sharon' brain
li niorrhagc Ila. monih, in charge
i nid elecilon-s in ~i. ceks.

Olniert has 'iepped iftlyJ
into the shres i:'- ihe former
general h.i do.mninated tlic
Middle East scenee (i.'r decade,
pled-ing to: press. ahead '..ith
Shaion's i -lugh iecunit police
and direatening to )sei Irael's
final border, unilaterally if
peaemaking uiith the
Palestinian, renmined frozen
Opinion poll; predict the
centrist KJdimia ',hichi
Sharon founded after a rrbellion
in hi Likud
Israel's pullout la3i
.isummer. 'ill eal\ the
March 2S general election -.\ ith
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coma Dociors ha\e railed to
rouse him
Earlier this month the%
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his stomach in preparation
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long-term care facility,
underscoring medical
experts' %iew that he would
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Preval protesters demand

results ofHaitrelectron

Preval's campaign demanded
copies of vote-count forms after
the latest tallies from Tuesday's
election showed at least 105,000
spoiled ballots.
An elections council
member said the number of
spoiled ballots was "suspect"
and called for an investigation.
With 63 per cent of polling
stations reporting and about 1.4
million ballots tallied so far,
another ex-president, Leslie
Manigat, was running second
with 11.9 per cent and
industrialist Charles Baker,
considered the candidate of the
wealthy elite, was third with 7.8
per cent.
"If they don't give us
Preval, there will be no peace.
Somebody paid the election
council to give away the result,"
Marie, 46, shouted. "We did not
vote for Manigat. We did not
vote for Baker. We voted for
A victory for Preval could
prove unsettling to the United
States, which worked to push
Aristide from power two years
ago. On Friday, Washington
urged Preval, who maintained a
low profile in his mountain

hometown of Marmelade in the
north, to oppose Aristide's
return from exile in South Africa.
Preval inherited Aristide's
strong support in the slums of
Port-au-Prince and his possible
victory concerned the wealthy

By Joseph Guyler Delva and
Jim Loney
(Reuters) Hundreds of
people marched in Haiti's
capital yesterday in support
of ex-president Rene Preval,
and some accused elections
officials of trying to steal the
first vote since Jean-Bertrand
Aristide was ousted two years
Preval, the one-time
Aristide ally, was leading with
just over 50 per cent of the vote
- the majority he would need to
avoid a second round of voting
on March 19.
Four days after the election,
less than two-thirds of the
votes had been counted,
creating suspicion among
residents of Preval's stronghold
in the Cite Soleil slum that the
vote was being manipulated.
Demonstrators swarmed
the National Palace, where they
tore down large posters of the
nearly three dozen presidential
candidates that had been
attached to the metal fence
surrounding the palace grounds
all but Preval's.

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In Cite Soleil, Haiti's largest
slum and a stronghold of
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and shouting "Preval is our
president!" They demanded a
speedier vote count.
"We voted for Preval to
move this country,"-said Jean-
Paul LeBlante, 38. "If there is a
problem (with the election) we
will have an explosion. There
will not be enough water to put
out the fire in this country."
Demonstrators complained
about Preval's shrinking lead. He
held 61 per cent after the first
results were released on
Thursday, and seemed headed
toward a first-round victory,
but just over half in Friday's
results, leading some to believe
elections officials were trying to
fix the vote.
About 7.6 per cent of the
ballots counted so far were
rejected. In some places, the
number was much higher. In the
southern Nippes department,
for example, 14.1 per cent of
ballots were spoiled, and in the
Centre department, 12.9 per
"It is suspect," said Patrick
Fequiere, an electoral council
member who often finds himself
at odds with other members. "It
should be investigated."
Baker, the third-place
candidate, has also asked for an
investigation into possible
International observers have

said there were irregularities at
the polls but probably not
enough to taint the result.
Claude Parent, director of a
mission representing eight
countries in the Americas
including Canada and the United
States, said some voters put an
X over the picture of the
candidate rather than in the
circle next to the picture.
At some polling stations
those ballots were counted and
at others they were rejected, he
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ANYONE familiar with the almost 33-year his-
tory of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) and the involvement in its various
councils by Percival J. Patterson, in different
roles, would appreciate why his fellow Heads of
Government have been so very fulsome in pub-
licly singing his praise.
From the signing ceremony at Mona, on January 30,
for the launch of the Caribbean Single Market (CSM) to
the just-ended 17th Inter-Sessional Meeting of Heads
of Government in Port-of-Spain, CARICOM leaders have
been reminding the peoples of the Community of the
sterling contributions by the 71-year-old Patterson.
Long before he succeeded a then ailing Prime Min-
ister Michael Manley in 1992 to become, as he is
at present, the longest serving Head of Government of
CARICOM, Patterson was playing vital roles in the
region's economic integration movement whether as

Jamaica's Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, or
as Foreign Minister.
Now 71, the lawyer-politician has decided to retire
from politics. In April, he would demit office as the long-
est serving Prime Minister of his country, having suc-
cessfully led the ruling People's National Party (PNP)
into three consecutive elections, outside of completing
the term he had inherited from the late Michael Manley,
one of the architects of CARICOM.
Not only have they, as well as Shridath Ramphal,
former Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
and Chairman of the West Indian Commission, been
hailing Patterson's skills as an eminent negotiator in
CARICOM's trade and economic relations with the in-
ternational community.
The CARICOM leaders have also been pointing to
the appealing qualities of Patterson as a "calming
influence" at their meetings; to his "sincerity" and 'friend-
Indeed, PJ Patterson has emerged over the years
as a tower of strength in CARICOM affairs. He has al-
ways proven to be dependable, as Prime Minister Patrick
Manning noted last week, with either his "benevolent
sternness, wit or wisdom with which he is generously
Kenny Anthony, the Prime Minister with lead respon-
sibility for Justice and Governance, speaking at that very
occasion, was reported as saying how much he would
personally miss Patterson's "thoughtful and analytical
mind; his capacity to focus on the incisive issues; his
friendship and his sincerity..."
They would have spoken for all of the CARICOM

leaders, including the President of Guyana, Bharrat
Jagdeo, who had developed a special relationship
with 'P.J', as the Jamaican leader is fondly hailed
by all who know him well at home and across our
Among critical roles he had played on behalf of
CARICOM, would be that of a mediator in the tense dis-
pute that developed between Guyana and Suriname fol-
lowing what came to be known as "gunboat diplomacy"
in off-shore oil drilling operations.
There is no doubt that Patterson will be deeply
missed in the councils of CARICOM. Perhaps,
therefore, the best tribute his colleagues Heads of Gov-
ernment could pay him, would be to emulate some of
the very fine qualities of leadership and the commitment
he demonstrated in helping to achieve the objectives
and goals of our Community.

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An ex-President on Cuba and "our endangered values"

AS THE governments of
Cuba and Venezuela con-
tinue to cope with enormous
destabilising politics from the
George Bush Administration,
it may be useful for those
who insist in defending U.S.
foreign policy in our Carib-
bean to read what former
President Jimmy Carter has
to say.
Speaking with the con-

Former President Jimmy C

science of a proud, self-con-
fessed 'born again' Christian,
and a widely hailed commitment
to human rights, democracy and
international peace, Carter's
overview of the threats to long
cherished values of the Ameri-
can people is a must-read.
In just 200 pages, he pre-
sents in a most reader-friendly
manner, free from cliches, dema-
goguery and abuse, a collection
of refreshing analyses, sup-
ported by hard, relevant data,
his latest and timely book on
'Our Endangered Values'.
This work by the Nobel
Peace Prize laureate, whose
name is associated worldwide
with electoral democracy and
human rights, linked to projects
and activities of the Atlanta-

based 'Carter Center', deals
what he presents, with a deep
sense of disappointment and
apprehension, as "America's
moral crisis" including vexing
attitudes on abortion, homo-
sexuality and same-sex union.
Perhaps the most familiar
friendly face of any American
President to have visited our
Caribbean region, Jimmy Carter
is quite on the offensive in his
candid assessments
of, for instance, the
"Christian right" in
American politics.
So too, is he on
the politicking of the
and, most decisively,
on the grave
implications of the
S hawkish policies of
the George Bush Ad-
4. ministration.
Those in our
midst who are in the
habit of expediently
confusing criticisms
of America's foreign
policy and self-ap-
'arter pointed policing role
in international affairs
as criticism of the American
people, should consider the
facts, the arguments offered by
Carter through the pages
of what he sees as America's
"endangered values"
and challenges for world peace
and friendship.

Today's column deals
largely with what the former
President's views on
"the distortion of American for-
eign policy" and, in particular,
my own focus on his assess-
ment of Cuba-U.S. relations.
Having visited, at differ-
ent periods, both Cuba and Ven-
ezuela, countries in which the
Carter Center maintains keen
interest in governance, and cur-

rently engaged in the latest dis-
plays of verbal warfare with a
Washington Administration, the
author of 'Our Endangered Val-
ues' the latest in a long line of
books he wrote:
"Although there are many
other complicating political fac-
tors, the tendency
of fundamentalists (political and
religious) to choose certain emo-
tional issues for demagoguery
and to avoid negotiation with

dissenters has adversely affected
American foreign policy.
"One notable example is
that some American political
leaders have adopted Fidel
Castro as the ultimate human
villain, and have elevated the
small and militarily impotent
nation of Cuba as one of the
greatest threats to our nation's
security and culture..."
If there were "justified con-
cerns" about a security threat to
the U.S. from Cuba some four
decades ago at the time of the
'missiles crisis' during the presi-
dency of John Kennedy, Carter
argues that since then, America's
"fixation" on Cuba has become
"ludicrous and counter-produc-
He sees the 43-year-old
U.S.-imposed trade, economic
and financial embargo against

the small Caribbean nation 90
miles off America's shore, as
quite "punitive" against "an al-
ready suffering Cuban people".
Further, that the freedom of
America's own citizens to visit
and trade with Cuba has been
seriously curtailed; and cultural
as well as humanitarian coopera-
tion "outlawed".

He outlined what he did as
President to im-
prove the climate for
U.S.-Cuba engage-
....i...! ment in the interest
Sof their peoples and
wider hemispheric
cooperation and
peace. He also re-
calls his historic
visit to that Carib-
bean nation on the
invitation of Presi-
dent Castro and re-
lated developments.
Carter gave a
touching example of
how Americans are
o also suffering from
hostile U.S. policies on Cuba by
referring to the case of an
American Sergeant (Carlos
Having courageously par-
ticipated in a ferocious counter-
attack while serving in Iraq,
Lazo returned home and sought
permission to visit his two sons
living in Cuba. He was flatly
"It is troubling to realise",
said Carter, "that Sergeant Lazo
could visit his sons if he were a
citizen of any other nation in the
As he sees it, and reflecting
a perspective widely held across
the Caribbean-Latin American
region, Carter said that Ameri-
can policy toward our entire
hemisphere has been "mis-
shaped by this obsession (with

"It has become almost im-
possible for any career diplo-
mat who does not demonstrate
a near-fanatic commitment to
the isolation of the Cuban
people to acquire a high post in

the State Department; and this
philosophy permeates American
embassies throughout the re-
The former President also

President George Bush
offers some rather scathing
criticisms about American
foreign policy with the ten-
dency of the current Bush
Administration to categorise
as "axis of evil", or "rogue
states" nations in the Middle
East and Asia with which a
Washington Administration
has difficulties in pursuing

enlightened diplomacy.
Examples cited included
Iran and North Korea, accompa-
nied by his own approaches
while he served as President.
Carter also leaves no doubt

whatsoever about his opposi-
tion to what he views as a most
dangerous doctrine of the Bush
Administration pre-emptive
war as unleashed against Iraq
following the 9/11 terror-
ist attack on the USA.
Worse, when such a
"war" is based on false-
Not just American re-
ligious leaders of the fun-
damentalist school.
who are often engaged
in a "bizarre admixture
of religion
and government", should
find time to read Carter's
'Our Endangered Values'.
So too should our
own Christian leaders
of the Caribbean re-
gion whether or not
they share the views of
Jimmy Carter on poli-
tics, religion
and government; or on
such very important,
sensitive issues of our
time as abortion, homosexu-
ality and same-sex union.
('Our Endangered Val-
ues', recently published by
Simon and Schuster, (New
York, NY) is dedicated by its
author to "our children and
grandchildren, for whom
America's basic moral val-
ues must be preserved").

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February, 12, 20Q6 7

" My Buddy Mamoo o

WHAT'S in a name,
Shakespeare pondered
a long time ago.
That which we call a rose,
would by any other name smell
just as sweet, he argued.
It's something a gang of us
also pondered much upon in
high school, without much suc-
cess, I must confess.
Somehow, the prettiest
girl in our class would not

have looked quite the same to
us if she was called 'Miss
Smelly' or 'Miss Ugly'; and
'Mister Bright Boy' would
not have been seen in quite
the same mould as if he were
dubbed 'Big Dunce'.
And the beautiful, favourite
female teacher we got jealous
over when we saw male teach-
ers dribbling around her, would
not have had us in such sweet
dreams if she were dubbed 'The
Wicked Witch' or 'Old Mother
I guess those male teachers
getting into such terrible heat

around our favourite beautiful
female form teacher called us
many nasty names when they
found the tyres on their bicycles
flat many an afternoon after
You bet they didn't smile
and think about us as 'The Fan-
tastic Four' or the 'Hardy
A hibiscus is a hibiscus and
not wild eddo or 'scratching
bush' or nettles or plimpler
bush, we argued.
Mr Shakespeare did get
us into a lot of trouble, espe-
cially with females.
We got a rude awakening
about the puritan we, in our high
school innocence, thought Mr
Shakespeare was.
It was the late Bill Carr, a
lecturer at the University of
Guyana, who, on a visit to our
English Literature class, cast a

new light on Mr Shakespeare
when he announced that the clas-
sic playwright was also into
writing sex plays.
There we were, deep into
Mr Shakespeare and his roman-
tic plays and tragedies and
comedies. But sex? Mr
Shakespeare and sex?
Comedy, if called sex,
would remain comedy?
What? Where? How? Tell
us more, more Mr Carr, please,
we pleaded.
And explain he did, refer-
ring us to Mr Shakespeare's
'Romeo and Juliet', which we
had up till then thought was
all about pure, innocent feel-
ings between a young man
and woman whose families
just wouldn't let love take its
Referring to Romeo's secret
meetings with his lovely Juliet,

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By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

A WAVE of political change
has been taking place across
the western hemisphere.
Fragmented it may look
but when one joins up the
threads, it shows a particular
pattern emerging.
The picture shows a revival
of revolutionary leaders in the
hemisphere, as though the
ordinary voters are thumbing
their noses at the establishment,
getting rid of conservative ruling
powers representing big
business and at the same time,
sending a strong message that
they were electing people who
relate to their situations.
Right next door to us, we
have Venezuelan leftist
President Hugo Chavez who
continues to be supported by
the grassroots although his
promised revolutionary policies
have had little real impact and
they still suffer from chronic
poverty and widespread
unemployment despite the
country's vast oil wealth.
However, they still see a
champion in Chavez as he
fearlessly trades insults with
the mighty powers in
Washington, while in
Venezuela, he has been
shaking up the system,
annoying the middle and
upper classes and butting
heads with multinational oil
executives whom he once
described as living in "luxury
chalets where they perform
orgies, drinking whisky."
An avid admirer of Fidel
Castro's Cuba and an avowed
anti-globalist, Chavez has also
taken on the church leaders in
the overwhelmingly Roman
Catholic country, declaring at
one point, "They do not walk
in...the path of Christ."
Further up in Brazil, left-
wing politician Luiz Inacio Lula
da Silva known simply as
Lula, a former trade unionist
who came from a poor family -
was voted into office in a
landslide victory, promising
improvements in the lives of
poor Brazilians. Given his
continued popularity with the
country's majority poor and
dispossessed, Lula is expected
to be re-elected when Brazilians
go to the polls this year.
Although he has not been
intentionally provoking the

United States like Chavez,
Brazil has emerged as a political
force in the western hemisphere
when his country took a
leadership position in the WTO
ministerial in Cancun in 2003
and has refused to roll over on
the FTAA negotiations over
their sharp and wide differences
on trade with the U.S.
I've also been fascinated
with the recent presidential
election victory of Bolivian Evo
Morales, an Aymara Indian who
never went to high school and
was ridiculed by U.S.-educated
former president Jorge Quiroga,
his closest opponent in the
election race, as lacking the
experience and education
befitting a presidential
The majority poor
Bolivians who voted for him
and put him in the seat of
government however did not see
it as that.
In another radical move,
Morales, good buddies with
Chavez and Castro, swore in
16 ministers, most of them
indigenous and from outside
traditional power circles.
President Morales stated
that his country's natural gas
reserves had been 'looted' by
multinationals, and he would
follow Chavez' example in re-

negotiating current exploration
contracts to ensure that more
money remains in the country.
I'm also keeping an eye on
Peru's left-leaning nationalist
presidential candidate Ollanta
Humala who is surging in
popularity, said to be based
largely on voters' disgust with

Peru's political parties, widely
viewed as corrupt.
Humala burst into the
spotlight when he and his
brother, Antauro, a former
army major, led some 70
followers in a short-lived
military rebellion in October
2000, a month before
President Alberto Fujimori's
autocratic 10-year regime
collapsed in a corruption
scandal. Humala, who has
taken on the mantle of the
being anti-establishment,
was later pardoned by
Many Peruvians are said to
be disenchanted with the weak
leadership of current President,
Alejandro Toledo, a close U.S.
ally who became the country's
first elected leader of Indian
descent in 2001.
Humala is, however, being
given a run for his money by
46-year old Lourdes Flores, also
gaining much popularity and
could emerge as Peru's first
female President in the
forthcoming elections.
Lores hopes Peru will
follow in the footsteps of
neighboring Chile which elected
its first woman president,
Michelle Bachelet, a Socialist,
generally considered a centre-
While three other
women have won presidential
elections in the Americas -
Janet Jagan of Guyana,
Mireya Moscoso of Panama,
and Violeta Chamorro of
Nicaragua Bachelet was the
first to win a seat without
first becoming known
through a husband's
prominence. Isabel Peron was
her husband's vice-president
in Argentina and became
President after his death.
Bachelet's father, Alberto
Bachelet, an air force brigadier
general, died after being tortured
for his opposition to Augusto
Pinoche's regime while her
mother was imprisoned in a
torture centre with Michelle in
1975, and went into exile with
her in Australia and Germany.
With the political winds of
change in our hemisphere from
radical and revolutionary leaders
and emerging female leadership
- I'm curious as to the fate of
us in the Caribbean.
Are we brave enough in the
English-speaking Caribbean to

follow suit?
The change could start in
Jamaica. Portia Simpson-Miller
is campaigning to take over the
presidency and political
leadership of the ruling People's
National Party. However, she is
facing competition from Dr
Peter Phillips in the race to
succeed Prime Minister P.J.
As to the fate in Trinidad
and Tobago and I suspect,
Guyana as well, my belief is
that we will continue to see the
dominance of the two major
parties for a long while yet
because a vast majority of our
populations have allowed our
'leaders' to shackle their minds
to slavery and indentureship,
always using veiled references
so they never forget.
Like so many people, I
would like to see fresh dynamic
leaders, male and female,
emerging in our countries who
could look past the colour of
our skins and the texture of our
hair and who could see the
diverse races in our population
as just one people.
I do believe after
overcoming this major
hurdle, a country can get
down to dealing with its other

Mr Carr shattered our love illu-
sions by asking bluntly, "And
what do you think the two of
them were doing in that chanm-
ber all alone? Do you think
Romeo was only serenading
Juliet with love songs? Thec
were only singing...?"
We pondered, we pon-
dered, and the light dawned on
We read Mr Shakespeare',
'Romeo and Juliet' all o\er
again, and we began to see things
in a much, much different light
Mr Shakespeare exposed by NMr
Carr, another Englishman, so
many years after.
Well, nowadays writers are
not so conniving they tend to
be much more explicit and if
they want to write about two
young lovers having sex, they
say exactly what they want to
say, tending to go into a lot of
needless details, too.
And in spite of Mr
Shakespeare's professions,
sex by any other name would
not be sex; Romeo serenading
Juliet by moonlight in her
chamber was not the same as
having sex with her in her
chamber. Sex is sex and ser-
enade is serenade.
I suppose Mr Shakespeare
was trying to make a point with
his point about that name thing
but name calling is a serious
Like my late Buddy
Mamoo; he was one of my
uncles and that's all I ever
knew him by Buddy
Mamoo. I never called him
uncle or 'Cha Cha'. Names
stick and names have mean-
ing and names cling.
I had another uncle I knew
only as 'Uncle Bonai' never
anything else. And I remember
them with kindness because
they were always kind to me
and stood up for me.
And there are names from
my boyhood and village days -
Uncle Nattie; Bora; Bulla
Majee; Bakaam; Teacher Bury,
and a string of others, all of
them with names that had a spe-
cial meaning and it would have
been pure blasphemy to call
them by another name.
So a snake, with its char-
acteristics, cannot be called a
sheep, and a dove cannot be
called a hawk.

But names can change and
have new meanings too.
Like, 'bedtime stories' to-
day would depend on who you
are reading them to; kids would
have a different kind of bedtime
stories to, say, adults.
And fairy tales these
days can apply to fantasy
and to a different kind of
fairies who you bet are not
related to the kind Mr
Shakespeare had in mind
when he wrote his Midsum-
mer Night's Dream.
But, hold on. After what
the late Mr Carr told my gang
in high school about the late Mr
Shakespeare, was the play-
wright also hinting at other
kinds of fairies?
See what I mean about the
far-reaching consequences of Mr
Shakespeare's name puzzle?
Now bread is no longer
bread, a fairy may not be a fairy,
and bedtime stories have a dif-
ferent kind of meaning.
And, it seems, persons
who are not heroes by any
stretch of the imagination can
be so baptised.
Sorry, Mr Shakespeare,
names and accolades carry deep
meaning and they come earned
and after much thought.
And good names, like fresh
air which cannot be seen but
can be readily recognized when
breathed, stand out like beacons
in the night and can stand the
test of time.
And my Buddy Mamoo
would remain my Buddy

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Nuclear Iran?

WHEN the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
confirmed last month that Iran
had broken the seals on its
nuclear research facility at
Natanz, many people reacted
as if the very next step was the
testing of an Iranian nuclear
In the ensuing media panic,
we were repeatedly reminded
that Iran's radical new president,
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
declared just months ago that
Israel should be "wiped off the
map." How could such a lethally
dangerous regime be allowed to
proceed with its nuclear plans?
But talk is cheap, and
not to be confused with actions
or even intentions. Ahmadinejad
was quoting directly from the
founder of Iran's Islamic
revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini,
but neither during Khomeini's
life nor in the 16 years since his
death has Iran made any effort to
wipe Israel off the map, because
to do so could mean the virtual
extermination of the Iranian
people. Israel has held a
monopoly on nuclear weapons
in the Middle East since shortly

afterAhmadinejad was born, and
now possesses enough of them
to strike every Iranian AND
every Arab city of over 100,000
people simultaneously.
comment was as foolish, but also
ultimately as meaningless, as
Ronald Reagan's famous remark
into a microphone that he didn't
know was open: "My fellow
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weapons too, and the US would
have been destroyed by its
Ahmedinejad was not
joking about wanting Israel to
vanish, but he was expressing a
wish, not an intention, because
Iran has been thoroughly deterred
for all of his adult life by the
knowledge of those hundreds of
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had a few nuclear weapons of its
own, just as Mr. Reagan was
deterred from striking t fieSoviet
Union even though the United
States had thousands of the things.
So why would Iran want
nuclear weapons at all? Mostly
national pride, plus a desire to
keep up with the neighbours.
Iran's neighbours include
almost every nuclear-armed power
on the planet. Right on its borders,
or just one or two countries over,
are Russia, China, Pakistan, India
and Israel, plus US forces in Iraq
and Afghanistan, so many Iranians
think their country should have
nuclear weapons to protect it from
nuclear blackmail. They also want
to be taken seriously as a regional
power, and share the widespread
belief that nuclear weapons are a
ticket to the top table. Yet despite
ample resources and a large, well-
educated scientific elite, the regime
has failed to develop nuclear
weapons during 26 years in power.
For Iran, nuclear

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or-death necessity. Israel
cannot invade it, and even the
United States would be
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big, mountainous and
nationalistic country. In almost
any regional conflict, Iranian
nuclear weapons would make
it more likely to be a target for
nuclear attacks, not less. So the
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and technological basis for a
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Friday's incident followed a
similar one on Wednesday
when the cable was chopped
in three different places, only
a few yards away from the
same site.
On Wednesday,
technical crews were
dispatched to the area and the
damaged section of the cable
was located. Work was done
and temporary service was
restored. However, when they






You are lnvited to a meeting
this Sunday February 12, 2006
at 10:00H at the
Grove NDC office.

GT&T officials will be there
to discuss vandalism and
telephone service.

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a desultory way for several
decades, without ever getting
really serious about it.
That is still the pattern.
When the IAEA demanded that
Iran explain certain irregularities
in its nuclear power research
programme three yearsago the
regime did not respond like North
Korea, which immediately
abrogated its membership in the
Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty and went all out to build
nuclear weapons as soon as
possible. Instead, Iran
voluntarily allowed the IAEA to
put seals on its nuclear research
facilities while it investigated the
discrepancies in Iran's earlier
Now it has removed
those seals, although the
investigation is still not
complete, and plans to resume
its research on nuclear power.
This will also enhance its
capacity to work on nuclear
weapons eventually, but that
can't be helped.
The current US
campaign to impose United
Nations sanctions on Iran is
doomed to fail, because it is not
breaking the law. As a signatory

returned on Friday to effect
permanent repairs, technicians
noticed the second set of
damaged cables, the release said.
It added that these acts
disrupt the international and
national communications service
and material, financial and
human resources have to be
redeployed to maintain the
Deputy General
Manager, Public
Communication Mr. Terry
Holder said that the acts
appeared to be senseless and
they will ultimately impact
negatively on both the
community and the company.
"Damage to an
international cable, affects

of the NPT, it is fully entitled to
develop nuclear power for
peaceful purposes, including the
technology for enriching uranium,
even though that also takes it
much of the way to a nuclear-
weapons capability. In any case,
it is practically unimaginable that
all the veto-holding powers on
the UN Security Council would
agree to impose sanctions on a
major oil-producer on the mere
suspicion that it ultimately
intends to break the law.
And there is no need
for such a dramatic
confrontation. Iran has never
been in a great rush to get
nuclear weapons. Even if the
CIA is unduly optimistic in
assuming that Tehran is still
ten years away from a bomb
(and the spooks usually err in
the pessimistic direction),
there is still plenty of time and
room for patient negotiation,
and no need for the current

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whose articles are published in
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international calls, disrupts the
operation of business, creates
great inconvenience to
customers, affects the
company's revenues and
removal facility which is critical
in the event of an emergency,"
Holder said.
Although the cables
were placed at the accepted
depth under the ground,
constant travel by heavy
vehicles and natural erosion
have helped to expose them,
GT&T said.
The phone company
has reiterated that the facilities
are placed for the comfort of
residents who, therefore, have a
responsibility to help in their

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

AT THE risk of
being slaughtered
by every West Indian at
home and abroad who is
looking forward to
World Cup Cricket
2007 being hosted in
the Caribbean, I sound
an alarm.
Throughout the region,
people are being encouraged to
build accommodation to house
the tens of thousands of cricket
fans from cricketing nations and
their Diaspora in places such as
the United States and Canada
who are expected to swarm into
the area for the series.
In building this
accommodation, many persons
are raising money from local
banks and putting up collateral
which they could lose if
arrangements for the West
Indies to host the World Cup
series go amiss.
Equally, governments
throughout the region all of
them, with the exception of
Trinidad and Tobago, strapped
for cash are also investing
heavily in the necessary
infrastructure that hosting the
games requires.
Indeed, many of them are
banking on the benefits of
tourism as a result of the World
Cup to boost their economies in
2007 and beyond.
The Governor of the
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank,
Sir Dwight Venner, pointed out
recently growth estimated at 4
per cent of the member
countries mostly the
Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean States (OECS) -
"was attributed to a sharp
expansion in public and private
construction activity, partly due
to the preparations for Cricket
World Cup 2007".
Sir Dwight anticipated an
upturn in growth in 2007 from
revenues predicated on the
belief that the Caribbean will
host the Cricket World Cup.
This extra spending by
governments comes at a time
when, for many of them,
revenues are falling as they lose
their preferential market in

Europe for traditional exports of
bananasIandsugari .- --
It is not surprising,
therefore, that Grenada's Prime
Minister, Keith Mitchell, told a
news conference that a
representative of the West
Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
has indicated that there are four
countries that are behind in their
readiness to host the games.
Preparing to host World
Cup games is a hard task.
There are always cost over-
runs and failures to meet
deadlines. Greece barely
completed its main stadium
for the Olympic Games in
2004, and, even as this is
being written, the Wembley
stadium in the United
Kingdom, which is being
reconstructed for the FA Cup
Final in May, has faced cost
over runs and is unlikely to
be ready.
But, the United Kingdom
has many other venues and it
has already put Cardiff on
notice to switch the venue if
Wembley's reconstruction is not
For countries in the
Caribbean, the luxury of
switching grounds within the
same territory does not exist.
Neither, does the capacity
for absorbing cost overruns.
And, at least one Prime Minister
has already signalled that he has
been presented with new
estimates that show
considerable cost overruns for
his country's arrangements to
be World Cup ready.
We have to recall that being
"World Cup ready" is not only
about the stadiums in which the
games will be played and the
sufficiency of accommodation
to house the tens of thousands
of expected visitors. It is also
about adequate medical
facilities, proper road
infrastructure for movement
within countries, airports of an
acceptable international
standard, the ability to move
people easily between
countries, and security.
The logistics of the
operation call for organisational
capacity and skills, and for
cooperation between several
agencies across several
countries, the like of which the
Caribbean has never
And, while I have every
faith in the capacity of our
people to rise to the occasion,
they will need resources for
training, for


experimentation, for putting
systems in place and-testing7
them, and for final
Where the money to fund
all this will come from is the
worrying question.
The news that the WICB
has a hole in its finances of
several million dollars further
aggravates the worry.
There has been no shortage

of critics and sharp criticism of
the WICB; the latest of these
being the reported assertion by
former West Indian Cricket
Captain, Sir Vivian Richards,
that "what you hear about the
financial situation, that can be
classified nothing else more than
The new Chairman of the
WICB, Trinidad businessman
Ken Gordon, has been an
innovator as well as a problem
solver in several successful
businesses of his own.
The trouble is that the

WICB is not his personal
business, and the freedom-withr
which he acted to run his own
operations successfully cannot
be employed in a multi-country
operation in which consensus
has to be carefully garnered
while seeking to move ahead
He has appointed two
advisors to the board in Sir
Alister McIntrye, one of the
Caribbean's leading economists
and a former Head of the
CARICOM Secretariat and the
University of the West Indies,
and Texas billionaire, Allen
Stanford, the owner of
Caribbean Star airlines and
several holdings in Antigua and
In these two men, the
WICB can call upon
experience the first in
overcoming cross-border
national rivalries and
building regional consensus,
and, in the second, on a strong
capacity to make businesses
work in the region and
knowledge of where to tap for
It must be recalled that
there are others waiting in the
wings to grab the series if the
Caribbean is judged as unable to
host it.
Therefore, we must wish
Ken Gordon and the WICB
well. For much is riding on their
ability to keep Cricket World
Cup 2007 firmly in the
But, with both the
prospects for Caribbean
economies and the investment
of many hundreds of West
Indians in facilities for the
expected tourists in 2007, this

is not a matter for hope alone.
- -There is now-a great
urgency for governments, the
Caribbean Hotels Association,
the private sector organizations
- particularly the banking sector
- and the WICB to collaborate
in unprecedented ways to

ensure that the World Cup 2007
does -not slip out of the
Caribbean's hands.
The cloud over World
Cup Cricket 2007 has to be
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armed robberies
INVESTIGATIONS are underway in to several robberies com-
mitted on Friday. According to the police, there were robber-
ies at Liliendaal on the East Coast Demerara, Tucville, at the
Bel Air Petrol Station, and Campbellville.
According to a police press release, at about 22:50 h. on Fri-
day, 38-year-old Akeem Conelly was shot in his left shoulder and
robbed of $6,500 by two men on the Liliendaal Embankmenit Road,
Conelly was tending to his shop when the suspects came
up and ordered beverages. While he was delivering the items
to them, they shot and robbed him before escaping on a
Around the same time, three armed men robbed taxi driver
Forbeswyn Daniels at Tucville, Georgetown, the police said. Daniels
was driving motorcar HB 2736, an AT 192 Carina along Croal Street
when the suspects stopped him and requested to be taken to South
Ruimveldt. In the vicinity of Turning Paint Snackette, they fur-
ther requested to be taken to Tucville where he was held up, robbed
and assaulted with a gun, then locked in the car trunk. He freed
himself shortly after.
The men escaped with $8, 000.00 cash GC, a cellular phone
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"Guyana has continued to
make progress under the
Poverty Reduction and
Growth Facility (PRGF)
arrangement. The exchange
rate remained stable, the
external current account
position was better than
anticipated, and the
structural reform agenda
moved ahead. However,
economic activity declined
sharply in 2005, owing
largely to adverse shocks, and
inflation was higher,
reflecting the pass-through of
world oil prices. The 2005
macroeconomic program was,
on track, seen in particular in
a solid fiscal performance.
Strong revenues and delayed
spending for the Skeldon
sugar modernization project
more than offset an increase
in current and other capital
spending and a shortfall in
grant disbursements." You
would think that is the
President or one of his
ministers speaking on the
state of the economy. Wrong!
It is the Executive Board of
the International Monetary
Fund after completing its fifth
review of Guyana's economic
performance a few days ago
(February 1, 2006).
It is a popular view that
politicians and political leaders
live in cycles of five years -
from one election to another.
The PPP/C has defied this com-
mon view. A glance at the 2006
National Budget confirms this
reality. The theme Trans-
forming Guyana Through
Modernisation and Partnership
- suggests that this Budget has

nothing to do with Elections.
The modernisation concept,
fine-tuned this year by the
President, is a long-term one
that involves years of painstak-
ing work and sacrifice on the
part of the nation, and its re-
sources. Some had predicted
that the Budget would be so
crafted as to allow the govern-
ment to dole out cash and
projects with the hope of win-
ning more votes this year. That
is not the case. The resources
allocated and projects outlined
are consistent with the grand
plan to transform the country
into a modern State with its en-
tire people playing a part and
sharing its resources.
The President, in his com-
pment on the government's plan
for the fiscal year 2006, re-
marked: "The Budget focuses
on the things we see as impor-
tant to accomplish our vision
for Guyana and hopefully these

plans and programmes and
the projects that we have
n the budget will not only
lust advance the comple-
lion bf the vision but
would make it clearer to
People *hat the priorities
of the PPP/C Government
are. Ou priority continues
to be people; better ser-
vices to people."
In their quest to mis-
represent the main ele-
ments of the budget, the
Opposition and so-called
analysts are only seeing the
trees, not the forest, while
others have even failed to
see neither the trees nor
A the. forest. They have
blinded themselves to the
reality that the Budget speaks
about the 'big picture. It is not
one that looks at short-term ob-
jectives or about electioneering.
The fact that it reinforces the
foundation for a modern, pros-
perous nation, befuddles the
thinking of the Opposition and
Too often, we as a nation
hardly focus on the vision.
Where do we want Guyana to
be in the next decade? Our
debates and discussions tend
to be on the now, the imme-
diate and just what can score
political points for a particu-
lar party. I have read negative
comments about the Head of
State's emphasis on his vi-
sion for his people and coun-
try. Without a vision of where
we want to go, we can be like
a rudderless ship in turbulent
Having outlined that vision,
we have to put in place the req-

uisite plans to realising it. For a
country, the National Budget is
that key plank to getting there.
The main strands of this year's
Budget serve this journey. These
additional incentives for
our nation's workers
better care for the elderly
increased investment in
health, education and other so-
cial services
an enabling environment
for investment and job creation
providing the physical in-
frastructure so necessary for a
modern State
ensuring that the macro-
economic fundamentals ex-
change rate, inflation, foreign re-
serves and interest rate remain
creating opportunities for
our exports to be competitive
preparing the national
economy for the changing glo-
bal realities
giving young people the skills
and tools to cope in a complex,
modem world environment and be-
ing more marketable
These are certainly ingredi-
ents not to serve any short-term
plan, but feed into a wider vi-
sion and plan for any develop-
ing nation's advancement. Fund-
ing the vision, as outlined for
Guyana, is no frivolous venture.
Sacrifices will have to be made.
Enormous sums have to be dedi-
cated to this national project.
That the resources allocated in
the context of last year's natu-
ral disaster, which the UN said
wiped out 60% of our GDP and
the spiraling cost of fuel created
shocks, reflect exemplary man-
agement of the economy and
continuing support from the
country's friends and donors.
The 2006 Budget is just an-
other big step in the country's
march to that vision a modern
and stable society.


private firm in

sustainable forest

management pact
THE Iwokrama International Centre last week signed
an agreement with a private timber company to seek
market opportunities for investing in Iwokrama Tim-
The agreement is between Demerara Timbers Limited
and Iwokrama Timber Inc. (ITI), a wholly owned subsid-
iary of the Iwokrama International Centre. Under the agree-
ment, the joint company will selectively harvest and pro-
cess of timber within the Iwokrama Forest over the next
three years. The agreement will be followed by the
finalisation of a Joint Venture Contract over the next 45
days, for commencement of timber harvesting immediately
after the signing of the contract.
The signing represented the first phase of a long-
term controlled activity, in which an appropriate model
for sustainable utilisation of tropical timber resources
is being developed, refined, and promoted, for the use
of the Guyana Forestry Commission and the
International Community.
According to the release, the entire process is to
test the Iwokrama model of sustainable forest manage-
ment, gain the experience in setting up and operating
a sustainable timber operation, and address one of the
principal commercial values of a tropical rainforest.
The international forestry advisory group, Pro-Forest,
will observe, advise and document the lessons to be learnt,
the release said
The agreement sets out the framework under which the
Joint Venture Company will operate and provides for
Iwokrama to have controlling rights over the company by
S having a 51 per cent shareholding.
A separate profit-sharing agreement allows DTL to
maintain a reasonable return on.its investment.
The agreement establishes the commitment of both par-
ties to the principles of sustainable forest management by
meeting the requirements of all relevant legislation,, the Code
of Practice of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), the
Environmental and Forestry Management Plan approved by
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and ForesI
Certification according the guidelines of the Forest Stew-
ardship Council (FSC).
The signing of the document is another example of the
Centre's commitment to the conservation, management and
preservation of the Iwokrama Forest.
The long-term objectives of the Centre are to en-
courage more visitors to Iwokrama to see and enjoy this
remarkable intact tropical rain forest and the adjacent
wetlands; to enhance internationally the important sci-
entific work done over the last 10 years in sustainable
forest management, among others.


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Tenders are invited for the purchase of the following motor


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the Assistant General Manager Administration,
National Insurance Scheme, 6 Camp & Bent Streets, Georgetown.

Not later than February 22, 2006. The top left hand corner of the
envelope must be clearly marked "Tender to Motor Car PGG 2637"

This vehicle can be inspected at the National Insurance Scheme's
compound, Camp & Bent Streets, Georgetown.

The National Insurance Scheme reserves the right to reject the
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Personnel Manager in the above named Department.
Applicants must possess the Degree in Personnel/Business/Public
Management from a recognized institution and at least five (5) years of working
experience in that position. He/she must be able to cater for the organisation's
Personnel Administration, Industrial Relations, Welfare needs, and a strategic
approach to developing the people's aspects of the organisation.
Applications inclusive of a detailed Curriculum Vitae must be addressed to:
The General Manager
Transport and Harbours Department
Battery Road

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SUNDAY CHRONICL.E February 12, 2006 1





of the Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA),
Khurshid Sattaur is assur-
ing that the authority is
fully equipped to imple-
ment the Value Added Tax
(VAT) system from January
A release form the Com-
missioner said he is giving the
assurance in response to an
article captioned 'VAT could
present implementation
problems' published in the
Stabroek News business page
of February 3, 2006.
The Commissioner stated
that the GRA does not fore-
see any problems of imple-
mentation as it has been
working with and will con-
tinue to work closely with
individuals and businesses,
which have to collect VAT
with the intention of ensur-
ing that every aspect of the

- Sattaur

lect VAT.
The implementation of
VAT does not place extra
burden on businesses to
keep books and records, al-
though it is anticipated that
there would be a minimal
cost attached to the estab-
lishment of a VAT accounting
system, the release said.
According to Willabus,
the VAT system is designed
to allow businesses to claim
credits or refunds of input tax
paid when such documents
are shown as evidence. The
GRA, she said, will ensure
that businesses are VAT-liter-
ate and fully equipped to
charge, collect and remit the
With the implementa-
tion of VAT and the Excise
Tax, the Commissioner said
the consumption, hotel ac-
commodation, entertain-
ment, purchase, telephone,

scheme is clearly understood.
The release quotes head
of the VAT implementation
team, Mrs. Wendella
Willabus as saying that in
addition to the formal con-
sultation sessions that will
continue with the business
community, GRA is encour-
aging business owners and
operators to contact the team
as the need arises.
One of the main re-
sponsibilities of the VAT
implementation team is to
ensure that business own-
ers and operators who are
registered to collect VAT
are fully aware and knowl-
edgeable of the book-keep-
ing requirements set out in
the VAT Act, the release
said. It added that only
businesses that are regis-
tered and display a certifi-
cate of registration will be
obliged to charge and col-

service, travel voucher and
premium taxes will be re-
Under the current tax
system, the consumption tax
has varying rates with the
majority of goods being taxed
at 30 per cent and others as
high as 128 per cent. Such a
situation can cause the price
of goods to increase substan-
tially as they pass from
wholesaler to retailer to con-
VAT, on the other hand,
will be levied at a single
positive rate of 16 per
cent on all goods and ser-
vices except in cases where
the law makes provision
for a zero rating.
Water and electricity
are zero rated and services
such as education, finan-
cial and medical will be ex-
empt from VAT, the Com-
missioner said.




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These youngsters at the new programme at the
Guyana Zoological Park seem fascinated with their
tutor's 'teaching aids'. The programme began yester-
day at the Park in the Botanical Gardens and is aimed
at children between the ages of eight and 15.
The sessions will be held on the second and last Sat-
urdays of each month under the guidance of nature
school educator, Mr. Donald Gunraj. Participants will
get the opportunity to enjoy supervised viewing of zoo
keepers handling and feeding animals, as well as talks
on the unique nature of the creatures. Talks will also
be held on issue threatening the environment and safe-
guarding our natural heritage. Deputy Manager of the
zoo Ms. Shireen Ganga said that although it is their
intention to include more schools in the programme,
for the time being, 20 students from the Georgetown
International Academy and School of the Nations will
be the only participants, since parents from those
schools approached them with the idea. (Picture by
Cullen Bess Nelson)

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Film Festival to continue

By Shawnel Cudjoe

PUBLIC awareness
programmes of the Ethnic
Relations Commission
(ERC) will be intensified this
year with essay writing and
secondary school debating
competitions, Chairman of
the ERC, Bishop Juan
Edghill, said Thursday.
The moots for the
debate will examine ethnic
relations and "this will
encourage youths to research
the ills of ethnic discrimination
and promote the advantages of
peace and harmony," Edghill
said at the Commission's first
press conference for 2006.
In addition, billboards
depicting racial harmony will
also be erected at strategic
locations across the country.
Another activity geared at
educating the citizenry will be a
letter writing exercise in which
young people and senior
citizens will be the target.
Persons will be
encouraged to write letters to the
various political leaders voicing

their thoughts and opinions and it
will be deposited to their desks
via the ERC.
The film festival, which
was introduced last year in some
114 schools and reached 30,000
students, will also be continued
this year, the Chairman said.
Also on this year's
agenda is a multi-stakeholder
project aimed at creating a safe
space for individuals at the
neighbourhood, regional and
national levels to discuss their
problems and arrive at solutions.
Edghill said that the
project, which should begin on
March 5, and end on May 28, is a
means of building social cohesion
and enabling persons from the
grassroots level to contribute to
national development.
Technical personnel have
begun planning to hold meetings
with residents of all
Neighborhood Democratic
Councils, all municipalities and all
Amerindian communities.
The participants selected
from these conferences will then
meet for regional conferences to
be held in each administrative

region which will lead to the
national conference.
One hundred days after
the General and Regional
Elections are held, the findings
from these consultations will be
presented to the Government
and the Opposition at one
Since there have been
continuous complaints in certain
areas, Edghill said that
consultants were hired to carry
out research in the areas of
tendering process and award of
contracts and the procurement
of goods and services,
employment practices and
economic activities and the
awarding of scholarships and
other educational opportunities.
"We want to ensure
that people are being awarded
based on merit," Edghill told the
The Commission also
held constituency meetings with
women, youths, private sector,
labour movement and the
religious bodies to provide
updates on what has been
happening over the past two

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Tender documents can be uplifted from the Regional Administration Office at Kamarang
during normalworking hours.
Tenders are invited from Suppliers in Bartica for the following items:

a. Fuel& Lubricants
b. Dietary Supplies
c. Greens & Vegetables
d. Field Materials & Office Supplies
Tender documents can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit, Regional
Administration Office, during normal working hours.
Tenders must be placed in the tender box situated in the Regional Administration Office,
1"Avenue, Bartica, notlater than 9 am on February 27, 2006.
Tenders will be opened at 3 pm on February 27, 2006 and tenderers or their agents may
attend this exercise.
Each bid must be accompanied by valid PAYE & NIS Compliance Certificates.
Each tender document is obtainable at a non-refundable sum of two thousand dollars
($2 000).
Quotations must be placed in sealed envelopes and must be marked at the top left hand
corner the type of supplies quoted for and addressed to the:
Regional Tender Board
Regional Administration Office
G. V. Misir
Regional Executive Officer
Region No. 7

The constituent groups
made a number of
recommendations for the short,
medium and long-term planning
of the ERC and they are being
compiled so that the
commissioners can carefully

study them.
"Among the
suggestions were for the ERC
to work with all stakeholders
particularly the Guyana
Elections Commission, political
parties, law enforcement
agencies and the media to build

ERC's public awareness

programmes to intensify

Chairman of the ERC Bishop Juan Edghill with Hindu representative Pandit Ramkissoon
Maharaj and Private Sector representative John Willems at Thursday's press conference.

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an enabling environment for the
elections and beyond the
elections," Edghill said.
Last year, the ERC
received about 126 complaints
and of those 14 were
completed. Fifty-six were
referred to other agencies and
42 required further
information to satisfy a prima
facie case of ethnic
discrimination. This year, the
Commission has received
eight complaints, four of
which have been resolved. The
others are being investigated.

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sUNpAY CHRONIC.E-, Febru~ali.!.?, '2006~ _____________________________________

Cup Cricket next year and
other international events to
be hosted here this year, the
administration of Grand
Coastal Inn has joined the

band of hoteliers seeking to
put their houses in order.
To this end, a massive
expansion and upgrading
project, in excess of $160M, is

The Grand Coastal Inn courtyard under construction. (Pictures by Cullen Bess-Nelson)


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Conference facilities are also offered at Grand Coastal Inn.

now underway at Grand Coastal
Inn at Lot 2 Area M Plantation
Le Ressouvenir, East Coast
The project will see the
current 19-room inn transformed
into a 43-room facility complete
with a courtyard with eye-
catching roof to allow for light
into the courtyard, and other
modem amenities that will cater
for patrons, including those who
are wheelchair-bound.
Said President and
Chief Executive Officer, Mr.
Mokesh Daby during a
conducted tour of the facilities
Friday: "This new addition to
the hotel will see the best in me
coming out ... It must be the

conversation piece for
Guyanese, a home away from
home, and a must see, must visit
when in Guyana."
According to Daby, he
began toying with the idea of
expanding the existing facilities
even before the initial stages of
the construction of the new
CARICOM Secretariat at
Liliendaal and later with the
construction of the modern
conference centre nearby.
Both facilities are a
mere five minutes travel away
from the Grand Coastal Inn.
"Being a regular
traveller overseas I always felt
that with Guyana's focus being
on eco-tourism, much more

needed to be done in terms of
upgrading our facilities if we are
to attract the right clientele. And
with these new important
facilities being just a stone's
throw away and with talk of
upgrading the Ogle airstrip, I said
to myself I couldn't go wrong if
I upgrade the hotel to attract
patronage from those important
guests who, from time to time,
would be visiting here for
functions. After all, I reasoned
the hotel is strategically located
away from the hustle and bustle
of the city, yet within reaching
distance ...
"Now we have the Rio
Summit and World Cup Cricket
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Progress at CARICOM's 'one love' summit

Kiss and make up' on PetroCaribi

By Rickey Singh in Port-of-

leaders have concluded their
two-day informal summit
here with a show of unity on
two critical issues over which
they have been divided:
+PetroCaribe, the 2005
Venezuela-initiated intra-Carib-
bean oil facility and related de-
velopment assistance project;
and a Regional Development
Fund (RDF) which is to be in-
augurated later in the year with
an initial resource base of
US$120 million.
The leaders were returning
home yesterday on a high note
of optimism for CARICOM's
future, with many smiles
and evident camaraderie after
two full working days of
their 17th Inter-Sessional Meet-

ing at the Trinidad Hilton.
They left behind a beaming
host and current chairman of the
Community, Prime Minister
Patrick Manning, who on Fri-
day night told the media they
had earlier "kissed and made
up" on their differences over
Manning gave no details
on the formula for the "one-
love" embrace on the Ven-
ezuela-initiated intra-Carib-
bean oil facility and develop-
ment assistance package as-
sociated with PetroCaribe for
which Community partners,
other than Barbados and
Trinidad and Tobago, signed
on in June 2005.
However, the official
communique, in its two para-
graphs mention on
'PetroCaribe', signalled agree-
ment by Trinidad and Tobago's

"willingness to facilitate"
pension of CARICOM's
mon External Tariff (CE
Venezuela's oil to flow to
munity partners that are
stories to the project.
Prime Minister (
Arthur was unavailable
response to what the
show of "unity"
PetroCaribe entails
Barbados which has a s
oil facility arrangement
Trinidad and Tobago.
But Trinidad and To
the dominant intra-regiona
ing partner of the 15-m
Community, is currently
ing an initiative for a bi
agreement with Vene;
that's consistent with o
plans to strengthen its pc
as CARICOM's sole oil a
An extension of this

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is- egy is Trinidad and Tobago's
n- notification to its Community
or partners during the just-con-
n- eluded meeting, of its pursuit of
a- a "CARICOM partial scope
agreement" with the United
en States of America on energy and
a related petroleum products pro-
ew duced by the country.
on This issue is to be
or considered further when
ial CARICOM leaders meet for
th their regular annual summit
in St. Kitts and Nevis in July
;o, for which they hope to report
d- further progress to
er operationalise the Regional
u- Development Fund (RDF) for
ral disadvantaged economies,
a, viewed as integral to the
all creation of the Caribbean
on Single Market and Economy
as (CSME) by 2008.
+TRADE: Apart from re-
at- porting on their "oneness" and
"progress" on CSME
arrangements, PetroCaribe, and
the RDF, the leaders also an-
nounced plans to launch fresh
initiatives, over the next two
months, to secure favourable
marketing arrangements with
the European Union on two vi-
tal regional exports sugar and
Leading negotiating teams to
European capitals would be
Guyana's President Bharrat
Jagdeo and St. Kitts and Nevis

Prime Minister Denzil Douglas.
+HAITI: On the question
of Haiti's renewed participation
in CARICOM, from which it
was suspended following the
ousting from power of Presi-
dent Jean Bertrand Aristide two
years ago, it was confirmed on
Friday night that once official
certification of the results of
last Tuesday's presidential and
parliamentary elections were
known, the new government
would be invited to occupy its
rightful place.


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Jamaica's outgoing
Prime Minister, P.J.
Patterson, who had played an
important role in Haiti's ac-
cession of CARICOM mem-
bership in 1997, disclosed
that this invitation would be
extended by Prime Minister
Manning, as current chair-
man, and who may lead a del-
egation to Port-au-Prince for
next month's scheduled inau-
guration of the new Haitian
President expected to be
Rene Preval.




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to March 2006-03-13. Bidders will be required to purchase tender documents at a non-
refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Each Tender must be accompanied by valid certificate of compliance from both the
Commissioner of Guyana Revenue Authority and Manager, National Insurance Scheme;
and bid security equivalent to 2% of the cost of the items tendered for

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the proceeds for consultancy services.

Guyana is presently undergoing a major overhaul of its public sector procurement system.
A detailed action plan for regulatory and institutional reform and capacity building was
included in the Country Procurement Assessment Report (CPAR) prepared jointly by the
Government of Guyana and the World Bank. Consequently, a Procurement Act enacted in
2003, established a new regulatory framework for public sector procurement and regulations
were later done to define procedural details and implement the Act. The objective of the Act
is to establish a regulatory environment conducive to transparency, economy, efficiency,
openness, fairness, and accountability in public sector procurement.

To achieve the objectives of the Procurement Reform Programme. the National Procurement
and Tender Administration is seeking three (3) Procurement and, two (2) Information
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that the new procurement Management Information System works in a seamless
coordinated fashion with zero downtime and loss of data and; (e) manage and assist in
the development of an e-procurement strategy.

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detailed C.V.s to the address below by February 27, 2006.

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GUYANA'S first general
mobile clinic, which was
recently acquired from
an overseas-based
organisation, will be
stationed in close
proximity to the World
Cup Cricket Stadium,
Providence East Bank
This is according
to Health Minister Dr.
Leslie Ramsammy who
received the clinic on
Guyana's behalf from the

Swas taken into consideration.
He added that the bus will be
Moved around to give
assistance to persons living
local representative of the Texas- in underserved and unserved
based Christian Alliance for areas.
Humanitarian Aid, Mr. John According to the
Walcott, yesterday morning. Health Minister, the clinic
The clinic was brought to will be used in case there is a
Guyana in partnership with need to isolate persons in the
Omai Gold Mines. event of an outbreak of the
Ramsammy said that deadly H5NI virus commonly
the decision to put the mobile known as bird flu.
clinic on the East Bank was made He lauded the
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Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy (third from left),
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GECOM opens

four new Li-

re gistrat ou


THE Guyana Elections Com-
mission (GECOM) yesterday
announced the opening of
four new registration offices,
saying it was considering calls
by stakeholders to establish
new registration offices, even
though this poses several
Political parties, especially
the governing People's Progres-
sive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and the
main opposition People's Na-
tional Congress Reform (PNCR),
have been calling on GECOM to
establish more centres to make
sure that eligible electors for this
year's elections are given a fair
chance to get on the list of elec-
The continuous registration
process to register new eligible vot-
ers and rcd transferees began on
October 17,2005 and is scheduled
to end on March 19,2006.
GECOM yesterday said
while it is considering the calls
of stakeholders for the opening
of new .centres, doing so poses
"handicaps" such as difficulties
in acquiring suitable locations,
the availability of suitable hu-
man resources, and budgetary
Of the four new registration
offices opened, one is located in
Region One (Barima/Waini), two
in Georgetown, and the other on
the East Bank Demerara.
GECOM said another registra-
tion office would soon be opened
at Mahaica, East Coast
The new office set up in
Region One is located at Port
Kaituma waterfront in the
North West District. It is re-
sponsible for registering eli-
gible persons at Barima Head
to Matarkai, Kapoia,
Masowali, Matthews Ridge,
Arakaka, Sebai to Kaituma,
Wahanamparu, Debai, Little
Anabai and their respective
surrounding areas
This office serves as a sub-
registration office to the
GECOM office at Mabaruma.
In Georgetown, the office

set up at Lot 49 Sheriff and Wil-
ham streets, Campbellville, is re-
sponsible for registering eligible
persons in Bel Air and Bel Air
Springs, Prashad Nagar.
Campbellvile, Lamaha Gardens,
Sophia, Liliendaal, Cummings
Lodge, Pattensen, Turkeyen and
their surrounding areas.
This serves as a sub-office
to the GECOM office at the
former Prime Time building,
Church Street
The office set up in the pre-
mises of the Church of the Con-
figuration on Mandela Avenue is
responsible for registering per-
sons living at the Lodge Hous-
ing Scheme, Durban Backlands,
Meadow Gardens, North
Ruimveldt Housing Scheme,
Guyhoc Park, South Ruimveldt
Park, South Ruimveldt Gardens,
Roxanne Bumham Gardens, East
Ruimveldt, North East La Peni-
tence, Festival City and includ-
ing all their surrounding areas.
This office serves as a sub-
registration office to the office of
GECOM located at 17 Croal
Street, Stabroek.
The new East Bank
Demerara office located at Block
M Soesdyke Junction, Coverden
NDC Building, is responsible
for registering eligible persons
living at Moblissa, La Vilette,
Elizabeth, Loo Creek, Kairuni,
Lood Lands, Uitspa, Vryheid,
HaimanniHaib, Sans Souc,New
St Euastatius, Yarowkabra, Kuru
Kururn, Kuru Kuru, Hararuni,
Madewini, Marudi, Badarima,
Timeri, Soesdyke, Den Heuvel,
Huit Coverden, Caledonia, Land
of Canaan and their surrounding
When the new centre is set
up at Mahaica, it will bring to
28 the number of registration of-
fices operating in the country,
the commission said.
Nonetheless, GECOM
said it has been dispatching
mobile registration units to
far flung riverain and hinter-
land communities to provide
easier access for eligible per-
sons to become registered.

ERODED: President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday at the section of the main road at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, eroded
by water. (Quacy Sampson photo)

President on

East Bank

Demerara check

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
stopped yesterday at several
spots along the main East
Bank Demerara road on his
return home from an inter-
sessional meeting of Carib-
bean Community
(CARICOM) leaders in
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said an en-
gineer is to return to Friendship
to address concerns residents
there raised yesterday about the
gaps created on a main access
dam in the area, as a result of
infrastructural works done ear-
Residents complained
that the gaps have been caus-
ing the residential areas and
farmlands to flood easily, the
agency said.
The President, it reported,
was also told of the two kokers
at Friendship that drain water
from the East Demerara Water
Conservancy into the Demerara
River being opened at separate
intervals. They said this also
contributes to flooding.
The koker closer to the
East Bank main road is man-
aged by the Neighbourhood
Democratic Council, while
another further in the village
is regulated by the conser-
vancy officials.
The conservancy officials
open that koker an hour earlier
than the local authorities and the
backlog of water runs into the
village, residents said.
GINA said Mr Jagdeo as-
sured that this would be looked
into to ensure the two openings
The residents raised the op-
tion of creating more kokers at
Friendship but, the agency re-
ported, the President said this

was too costly.
However, he noted that the
government would look at inte-
grating the drainage system with
those nearby to improve the
President Jagdeo urged
residents to raise their con-
cerns with the Regional Ad-
ministration since Central
Government cannot address
all the minor concerns and

the regional administration is
allocated finances for such
works, GINA said.
The agency said he also
checked on repairs to the road-
way eroded at the conservancy
outlet to the river.
He was also at the Land of
Canaan outlet from the conser-
vancy to the river.
Accompanying the Presi-
dent were Prime Minister


Samuel Hinds, who received
him at the airport, Head of the
Presidential Secretariat Dr
Roger Luncheon, Minister of
Transport and Hydraulics, Mr
Harry Narine Nawbatt, Ad-
viser to the minister, Mr
Walter Willis, Chief of Staff
of the Guyana Defence Force
Brigadier Edward Collins and
Commissioner of Police Win-
ston Felix.

By Faizool Deo Christian background, pointed indicated that
out that even though he is sad- democracy in the Muslim world
WITH Muslims across the dened by the cartoons, it is would bring Islamic parties and
world in protest against the wrong for Muslims to bur flags movements to power, a move
publication of cartoons and embassies. which is not favoured by many.
deemed provocative and bias- "I think that Muslims if The article stated that the car-
phemous by adherents of the protesting, should not burn toon is one of many instruments
faith, a leading local Muslim anything to protest, because that the secularists in both the
organisation has added its that is committing the same West and the Muslim world use
voice to the global outcry. crime which they are object- to curb the positive growth of Is-
The Central Islamic ing to in the first place. They lam in society.
Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) should demonstrate, but in a "They know that denying
last week came out with a state- peaceful manner. Burning the democratic will of the
ment condemning the now infa- embassies is playing into the Muslim peoples," stated Shakir
mous cartoons and backing legiti- hands of the entities which in the article, "cannot be done
mate and lawful protests against have a false agenda," he said. without the support of the
the publication. Arthur feels that along with masses of people in Europe and
But in an interview with the peaceful protest, the boycott of America. These masses,
Sunday Chronicle yesterday, the Danish products, undertaken by especially in Britain and
CIOG's Director of Education many Islamic countries, was also America, are increasingly wary
and Missionary Work, Mr a good idea. of their governments' nefarious
Kerry Iqays Arthur said he feels The CIOG executive told agenda for the Middle East.
that the situation is somewhat the Sunday Chronicle that he However, the frightening images
spiralling out of control, agrees with Cleric Imam Zaid of crazed crowds rampaging,
"I think that it is excessive," Shakir from the Zaytuna Insti- looting, and burning provide a
Arthur said, "it is not in agree- tute in California who spoke powerful justification for the
ment with the way "f the about the timing of the reprinted extreme, repressive policies
Prophet (Peace be upon Him), cartoons to that of the victory being advocated by the far right
[and] really it is an unbridled of the militant group Hamas in for dealing with Islam and
outpouring of anger." Palestine. Muslims, both domestically, and
Arthur, who converted to Is- Shakir's article, "Clash of the internationally. Democracy in
am in the _early 90s from a Uncivilized" publishedat the Muslim world,ey argue,


From page 9
and the motorar, which was later found at Republic Park,
East Bank Demerara, minus the stereo system.
Pump anendants at the BelAir Petrol Station were also robbed
by rwo men armed with guns around 20:30 hrs on Friday.
Investigations revealed that the suspects stuck up pump at-
tendants Samone Hercules and Navendra Bharrat and robbed them
of S6. OW.00 and $5, 000.00 respectively. They then fled.
wvo men armed with guns also robbed another taxi driver
Kwabana Barker in Campbelville around 20-30brs.
According to reports, Barker was driving along Mandela Av-
enue when the suspects hired him to take them to Caipbellvie
where they stuck him up and robbed him of $15, 000.00 and a
cellular phonebefore fleeing .
A receptionist at Randy's Inn, Robb Street, Bourda was
robbed by a lone gunman about 20:45 hrs on Friday night
The suspect entered the building purporting to do a
transaction. B then shc up Mhf elle Gilgeos, robbed her
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By Ruel Johnson week's.
The GPSU President stated
THE Guyana Public Service that wage issues affecting pub-
Union yesterday said its pro- lic servants remain at the heart
test march in Georgetown last of the union's actions, despite
Wednesday met all objectives the government's assertions that
,and expectations, and the low the actions are politically moti-
turnout was part of its strat- vated. He said that 80% of pub-
egy of protesting public ser- lic servants, constituting those
vice wages. within bands 1 to 4 of the pub-
"The GPSU wishes to make lic service salary scale, currently
it clear," offered acting union earn under $30,000 a month, an
General Secretary, Ms unliveable wage.
Chandrawattie Persaud from a He stated that public ser-
prepared statement, "that the vahts are employed under a sal-
focus of its initial protest march ary scale system which pro-
was not about numbers." vides for incremental increases
GPSU President, Mr Patrick along a specific range within
Yarde said the union wanted to each salary scale band, based on
call out only as many marchers performance or experience.
as it felt were manageable at this The union leader contended
particular point in time. He said that since the government came
a lower number ensured that the to power in 1992, there has been
union would have been able to a blanket policy of not award-
take care of the protesters in the ing increases within salary scale
event of any mishap, whether bands. He said that as a result
imprisonment or termination of of this, a person employed at a
employment. particular level in 1992 would
Yarde said he was disap- today be paid the same as some-
pointed that the press chose to one employed in the same job in
highlight the low turnout as 2006, despite the former having
an issue when he had told an more than 13 years experience
earlier press conference, that over the latter.
the union was looking for Currently, Yarde con-
"limited participation" from tended, public service workers
its membership. Additionally, are only paid higher salaries
he said, while most media if they are promoted to a
outlets put the number of higher band on the salary
marchers at between 100 and scale and then it is the mini-
200 people, after analysing mum end of the range within
photographs of the protest, he the higher band to which they
had arrived at a figure close are promoted. He said that a
to 400 at the peak of the stipulation of the Armstrong
march. Tribunal of 1999'- which
He said the GPSU has awarded increases of 31.01%
scheduled a similar protest and 26.66% for 1999 and 2000,
Wednesday, starting at 11.30 h respectively was the imple-
and closing off at 13:00 h. He mentation of these incremen-
told the reporters he was again tal increases within bands,
not prepared to release the ex- something that has not yet
pected number of protesters and been enacted.
other details, except to say that Regarding the assertion by
this upcoming protest would be Head of the Public Service and
intensified relative to last Permanent Secretary Dr Nanda
Gopaul at a press conference
after the march last Wednesday
that the union was tagging the
issue of governance, a political
issue, onto the legitimate wages
dispute issue, Yarde responded
that governance was about the
rule of law and that the consti-
will bring the advocates of mob tutionally mandated Appellate
will bring the advocates of mob Tribunal was being illegally side-
rule to power." stepped by President Bharrat
Arthur, who did his Islamic ade
studies in Saudi Arabia and Jor- Jagdeo. maintains its
dan, pointed out that secularism position," Persaud also said in
is very evident in these times. the prepared statement, "that
"Muslims in 2006," he the protest march is in the fur-
noted, "actually practice their therance of the legitimate issue
religion much as 700 or 1,000 of respect for the Constitution,
years ago with very little laws of Guyana and the adher-
change; the same can't be said agreements as signed be-
about the religions in Europe. ene o agreements as signed be-
aboularism is the religionsrder of the tween the government, the em-
Secularism is the order of the player and Guyana Public Ser-
game [there]; there is a gap of vice Union."
understanding, between Regarding Gopaul's state-
secularised society and the meant that the government was
broader level faith. Islam is ment that the government was
roa veth am willing to engage with the union
proactive now as theli same but not under the duress of pro-
1,000 years ago. Religion tests, Yarde said the last time the
might be taken lightly by GPSU met him was in June of
many people but not Mus- 2005and thatthere hadbeen six
months during which he [Yarde]
He noted it was appalling had asked to meet with the Pub-
that the cartoons were published lic Service Head but received no
so many times, and indicated He stated that there
that to him it was an attack on as o press o proves
the religion. was no duress of protest
e relg ent n marches during that six-month
"In recent history since 91 eriod
11 there have been well dis- peri ed w t
guised attacks on Islam and Asked whether the union's
this is just another dimension protest actions could not indeed
to itf, heJ \ 0 O coming

as they do in an election year,
Yarde said this was only inciden-
tal. He stated that prior to
GPSLI elections mi 2005. he felt
that he was a "caretaker Presi-
dent" during the time that the
union's leadership sas an issue
before the courts.
He said thal after he
was given a renewed man-
date coming out of the last
year's union elections, he
undertook to actively re-
engage the government on
the wages issue.

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all happening here, Guyana is

the country and challenged
anyone to prove him wrong.
In addition to the other
facilities, there will be spacious

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The Ethnic Relations Commission is a Constitutional body set up primarily to improve race relations in Guyana.

Following the unrest of the 1997 Regional and General Elections and the subsequent intervention of a CARICOM
Mission, the leaders of the two main political parties agreed and signed on to a Menu of Measures which became
known as the Herdmanston Accord (17-01-1998). The Accord provided for, among other things, the establishment
of a Constitutional Reform Commission (CRC).

Among the matters to be addressed by the CRC were measures and arrangement for improving race relations in

The two leaders again in the St. Lucia Statement (02-07-1998) reaffirmed their commitment to the Herdmanston
Accord and not only reemphasised the necessity of addressing race relations Constitutionally, but added that steps
should be taken for the early implementation of specific measures to achieve these objectives.

On August 6*, 1998 the National Assembly by Resolution No.13 established a Special Select Committee "to
determine the terms of reference and the composition of the Constitutional Reform Commission after a process of
consultation with political parties" in accordance with the Herdmanston Accord.

This Special Select Committee after four months of deliberations arrived at the Terms of Reference for the
Constitutional Reform Commission.

In fulfilling its mandate to address measures and arrangements for improving race relations in Guyana the CRC in
its reportto the National Assembly on July 17,1999 made the following recommendations:

The Constitution shall establish an adequately-funded, suitably broad-based Ethnic Relations Commission
comprising representatives of religious bodies, the labour movement, the private business sector, youth and

Constitutional (Amendment) (No.2) Act No. 11 of 2000 established the Ethnic Relations Commission.

Because it was an amendment to the Constitution law provided that it must have the vote of no less than two-thirds
the majority of the National Assembly. The fact is the House fully supported the amendment to establish the Ethnic
Relations Commission.
The Act stipulates that members of the Ethnic Relations Commission must be appointed by a consensual
mechanism determined by the National Assembly. Therein again there was need for a two-thirds majority of votes.

In pursuance of the Constitutional Amendment, the National Assembly by way of Resolution No. 62 (11-12-2000)
determined the groups and entities within the groups which should comprise the Ethnic Relations Commission.
They are asfollows:

Christian Religion
Hindu Religion -
Muslim -
Trade Unions -
Private Sector -
Youth Organizations-
Women Organisation

One member
One member
One member
One member
One member
One member
One member

All entities within these groups were called on to meet to determine their nominee, and one substitute who would
;place the nominee in the eventthatthe nominee was no longer able to function on the ERC.

resolution No. 62 the Second Schedule (11-12-2000) provides that 'The Nominee and Substitute chosen by the
Group must be persons who are competent to contribute positively to the work of the Commission and who are
-ommitted to ensuring that it discharges all of its functions. They should have earned public respect and be of
i:.iquestioned and unblemished honesty and integrity."

ie Ethnic Relations Commission has been charged with twenty-four (24) functions as outlined in Article 212D of
Se Constitution.

However, these can be grouped into four broad categories (i) Investigative (ii) Conflict resolution (iii) Education
ed public awareness (iv) Research and development of strategies.

le full list of functions of the ERC can be found on-line at www.ethnicrelations.orq.qy


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Tel: 231-6265, 231-6479, 231-6281, 231-6473, Tel/Fax: 231-6246

mgn on me world map in terms
of events and we, as hoteliers,
have to get our act together and
fast if we are to cash in," Daby

The Grand Coastal Inn
is one of the hotels that has
committed to having rooms
available for cricket.
The 24-room new wing,
he explained, will consist of eight
one-bedroom and 14 executive
rooms along with two luxury
All the rooms will be air-
conditioned with a spacious
bathroom area complete with
bath tub, built-in wardrobes,
bedside lamps, writing desk,
television, smoke alarm and fire
extinguisher. The luxury suites,
however, will be equipped with
modern kitchenette, an almost
bedroom-sized bathroom area, a
living room with a sofa bed and a
patio overlooking the courtyard.
Each luxury suite will have two
television sets.
Daby explained that the
idea behind the courtyard setting
is that fashion shows and other
social events will be facilitated
The area is in the
process of being covered with
locally-made concrete tiles
decorated with granite and
accentuated with strips of wood,
using local labour.
A fine-dining restaurant,
a barbecue area and a swimming
pool, are among the facilities the
inn will offer as well as conference
and banqueting room facility with
comfortable seating
accommodation for 150 persons.
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air-conditioned washrooms on
the ground level, complete with
ramp access catering for
wheelchair-bound patrons.
"Just wait and see,
this will be a signature piece,"
Daby told the Sunday Chronicle
Aware that first
impressions are of utmost
importance, he said no effort is
being spared to ensure that the
front-desk/reception area and the
quality of service meet
international standards.
To this end he said,
utmost care was taken in
choosing the colour scheme for
the hotel and its furnishings. And
though the duty manager will
occupy an office, the holder of
that position will be able to
observe what is going on and care
will also be charged with ensuring
that those who are employed at
the hotel liv up to expectations.
Noting that Guyana
needs to be globally-competitive
in every aspect of information
technology, Daby said one
feature of his hotel would be that
patrons would be able to have
access to high speed wireless
internet services from any area
of the inn.
"If you have a laptop
computer and you're in the
lobby or courtyard you will be
able to have access," he assured.
And, in addition to
guaranteed security, guests will
also have the benefit of a safety
transportation along with
complementary shuttle to the
city as is offered by some
international hotels will all
be part of the package, he said.

Dressing, EKG maciline and sinks., '
Guyana is to receive another one
soon. The cost of the entire mobile
clinic is US$S120,000.
Located in Pearland,
Texas, the Christian Alliance for
Humanitarian Aid is a ministry
that works with churches and D not w o the road hnyo ca
(From page 15) do the work. The 40-inch mobile missions throughout the world e
organizations and said the "We need assistance, medical clinic comes with exam to provide food, water and
acquisition of the bus is evidence we need help, and therefore we tables, blood pressure cuffs, medical supplies to those most

of the Ministry's pursuit of
partnership since they recognize
that the Ministry alone cannot

at the Ministry see the
importance of partnership," the
Minister stressed.

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4 University of Guyana

Research Day
The University of Guyana will be hosting the first public Research Day in its history on
Friday, February 17, 2006 at 10:00h, in the Education Lecture Theatre, Turkeyen
Listed below is a sample of the presentations:
UG Berbice Campus
'Waste Recycling for Value added edible mushroom production'
A presentation of the techniques of edible mushroom production and its
economic value
Facultyof Health Sciences
'Attitudes and Perceptions among Medical Practitioners and the general
population towards persons affected with HIV/AIDS in Georgetown Guyana'
'Mechanism of Action of Momordica Chirantia" as an oral hypoglycemic
agent in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitius'
An investigation of mechanisms for the treatment of diabetes.
Facultyof Natural Sciences
'Golden Brook Vegetable Oil as a substitute for mineral oils and liquid
This study found that coconut oil mimics the constant trends of liquids used
to powermotors and has potential as a cheaper alternative source ofenergy
'A presentation of Momordica Chirantia'
Investigating the medicinal activity and potential of Momordica Chirantia,
'The Diels Alder reaction, a useful synthetic methodology'
Facultyof Social Sciences
'Dimensions of Quality in Course Delivery at the Tertiary Level'
Faculty of Technology
'Application of Photovoltaic Technology for Low Cost Houses'
'The Power Characteristics of a Motor Vehicle Lucas 16ACRAlternator'
School of Education & Humanities
'1965: Through the Eyes ofAmerica'
Those events of forty years ago as presented and dispatched to the
Department of State in Washington from the American Consulate in
Georgetown andelsewhere.
An examination of documents which give indicators of America's
perceptions and its relations with Guyana
'Guyana and the Culture of the African Descendants in the Developing
A pilotsurvey carried out in various Guyanese communities to study the
knowledge systems ofancientAfrican civilisations in today's societies.

The public is invited

in need.

Venue: National Library Confernc Facility Church Street

SUniversity of Guyana


The Ethnic Relations Commission a wERC) invites all representatives of
differently able persons to a discussion on promoting a peaceful
environment for the 2006 Regional & General Elections.

Date: Friday, February 17, 2006

Time: 10:00 -14:00 hours

Venue: National Library Conference Facility Church Street,

ComeL out andcontribute to a peaceful and fiannonious Guyana

] University of Guyana


The University of Guyana wishes to thank the following
organizations for participating in Open/Career Day 2006:

Banks DIH
Demerara Distillers Ltd
Guyana Elections Commission
Guyana Forestry Commission
Guyana Geology & Mines Commission
Guyana National Bureau of Standards
Guyana Police Force
Guyana Power & Light
Guyana Prison Service
Guyana Responsible Parenthood
Guyana Revenue Authority
Guyana Rice Development Board
Guyana Sugar Corporation

Guyana Tourism Authority
Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Co
Iwokrama Rainforest Programme
Laparkan Holdings Ltd
Le Meridien Pegasus
Medicare Pharmacy
Ministry of Agriculture (Hydromet)
Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National Communications Network
Neal & Massy Group
Ram & McRae
Stabroek News
Sterling Products Ltd

A special thank you is also expressed to the following
organizations for their contribution to the success of the day's

A H & L Kissoon Ltd
Demerara Timbers Ltd
Guyana National Newspapers Ltd
Guyana Oil Company

* Guyana Police Force
* Harris Paints (Guy) Ltd
* Rent-A-Tent
* Toolsie Persaud Ltd Z

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Mahaica, ECD and Mr. D. Dillon & Mrs.
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Science no

threat to

faith- Pope

By Philip Pullella
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Science made such rapid progress
in the 20th century that people may sometimes be confused
about how the Christian faith can still be compatible with it,
Pope Benedict said on Friday.
But science and religion are not opposed to each other and
Christians should not be afraid to try to understand how they
complement each other in explaining the mystery of life on Earth,
he told the Vatican's doctrinal department.
The Pope made his comments at a time of heated debate, mostly
in the United States, about intelligent design arguments challenging
evolution. A Pennsylvania court ruled in December that intelligent
design could not be taught as science in school.
"The Church joyfully accepts the real conquests of human
knowledge and recognizes that spreading the Gospel also means
really taking charge of the prospects and the challenges that modem
knowledge unlocks," he said.
The dialogue between religion and science would actually help
the faithful see "the logic of faith in God," said the Pope, speaking
to members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
He headed this Vatican department for nearly 25 years until his

First lady Laura Bush talks to Pope Benedict XVI at the
conclusion of a meeting in the Papal Library at the Vatican,
February 9, 2006. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

election last April.
Scientific discoveries sometimes came so rapidly "that it becomes
very complicated to recognize how they are compatible with the truth
revealed by God about man and the world," said the German-born
Pontiff, 78.
The Church. however, should not fear the challenge of reconciling
faith and reason because God was "in fact, the Lord of all creation
and all history."
The intelligent design debate in the United States has pitted
scientists who are sometimes also agnostics against believers who
claim that science can prove some life forms are so complex that
they must have had a supernatural "designer."
ID supporters have been trying to get it taught as science
in biology classes alongside Darwin's theory of evolution, which
some Christian conservatives oppose. Its opponents rejected this
as having no scientific basis at all.


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11:30 h Meet The Press
12:30 h Movie
14:00 h Soccer
19:00 h Eye On The Issues
19:30 h NBC News
20:00 h 60 Minutes
21:00 h Winter Olympics


02:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock News
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02:30 h Late Nite with GINA
03:00 h Movie
05:00 h Inspiration
06:00 h NCN 6 '0 Clock News
06:30 h BBC News
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h Feature
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
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09:00 h Anmol Geet
10:00 h National Geographic
11:00 h Guyana Notebook
12:00 h Press Conference with
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13:00 h Info For The Nation
13:30 h Weekly Digest
14:00 h Shakti Strings Apki

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14:30 h Catholic Magazine
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17:00 h Lutheran Men's
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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


06:15 h Muslim Melodies
06:30 h Inspirational Melodies
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 Avo;: Video & DVD
09:45 h Payless Music Mix
10:00 h Indian r.Movie
12:23 h Cariblean temptation
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13:00 h Movie: For One Night
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16:00 h Pre Valentine Programme
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05:30 h Quran This Morning
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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 projects:-

(a) Lot 1 (Mon Repos Annandale)Roads Reg.#4
(b) Lot 2 (Mc Kenzie Ville De Endragt South)Roads Reg. #4
(c) Lot 3 (Lusignan Melanie) Roads Reg. #4

(i) Rehabilitation of Niggs-Belverdere North Residential Roads Reg. #6
(ii) Rehabilitation of Kiltern Nursery School Reg. #6

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 (a) & (ii) is G$5,000 each and
(b), (c) & (i) is $10,000 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 from
08:00h to 14:30h 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 Friday, March 3, 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 obl'igated to
give any reasonss.

Executive Director
SIMAP Agency

Entry Form

D/O /B :

- Prizes
S Primary winner -$5,000, Secondary Winner-$10,000, TertiaryWinner- $ 15,000
All Winners receive $5,000 Young Achivers account from Scotia Bank

Drop off entry coupon and essay t OURT m ain St, Georgetown

Deadline Wednesday 1st March

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

TALK with someone
special, all evening on topics
of your choice. Adult language,
welcome from 5 pm Monday
- Sunday -900-8260, 8261,
SOOTHING your lonely
hearts, your curious desires,
your need for healthy
conversations. Just chatting a
soothing voice, a man or
woman of your dream.
Everyday, all week, from 5 pm
- 12 pm, 900-8260, 900-8261,

ONE Kheel bottom fishing
boat 38' length, width 7,
stern 6 ft, ice box 500-lb,
1 Yamaha engine (15), 500-lb
2 y&' seine. 3 months old.
Contact Preka. Tel. 275-0344/

reliable service. Call 622-

INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment
and design on nails. Also
Beauty Culture available.
Tel. 227-1601.
offering special 3-month
Cosmetology package. Also
evening courses in
Airbrushing, Acrylic Nails,
Barbering, Basic & Advance
Hair Cutting which begin
January 30, 2006. Tel. 226-
2124 or visit at 211 New'
Market Street, North
AT Nayelli, love and colour
are in the air, as both Valentine
and Mash are here. Let's help
you show your beauty inside
and out with our colours,
highlights, lowlights, temporary
tattoos, air brush and more. Say
I love you with a Nayelli gift
certificate. Treat yourself or a
loved one to our makeover
packages with FREE before and
after pictures for Valentine. Plus
10% off on all types of facials
and Mashramani colours. Visit
us at 211 New Market St.,
between Camp and Waterloo
Streets. OR call us at 226-2124.
"Nayelli where the look is

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
LOOKING for investors to
export seafoods, diamond,
gold. timber. Ready markets
available. Contact 643-8028 for
more information.
WORK from home filling
envelopes for US$$$. For
information, send stamped self-
addressed to: Paul Ferreira, Ci
0 Acquero P.O. Morcua Regicn
#1 Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Randolph Williams,
P.O. Box 12154 Georgetowi.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or
more weekly. For information.
send stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel
Williams. PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

NEED a car to rent? Call
Pretty Posse Car Rental. 227-
7821 or 614-4934.
DOLLY'S Auto Rental 272
Bissessar Avenue Prashad
.: Georgetown. Phone 225-
S_ 226-3693. Email:

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

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

DOMESTIC Science Class
offers Cookery and Pastry
Classes. Elementary &
Advanced. Tuesday &
Thursday. Registration starts.
Jan. 31. Contact No. 227-7048.
INC. Foreign Language
Courses for children (3-13 yrs.).
CXC Students (41h & 5t" Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.
NAIL TIPPING, designing,
silk wrapping, manicuring and
pedicuring courses being offered.
Register now, pay only $4 500
er course. Call Michelle. tel. #
227-7342, 222-3263.
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587. 1. Television
Repairs and Electronics.
Electrical Installation and
Wiring, Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration, Computer Repairs
- an A Plus.
all your extra lesson needs.
Maths, English, Bio, Chem.,
Phy., P.O.A., P.O.B. & O.A. $1
500 per subject. Special
package for CXC students. 96
Sheriff & Bonasika Streets.
Section 'K', Campbellville. Tel.
Continuing registration for our
SCHOOL, evening classes for
CXC (continued and new classes)
repeaters, afternoon lessons for
Public School students, ABE,
etc. Call today for more
information. 262 THOMAS ST.,
225-2397, 225-5474.
21 Mc Doom Public Road, East
Bank Demerara. CXC, CSEC
Mathematics, English
Language Social Studies,
Integrated Science, Principles of
Accounts, Principles of Business,
Office Procedures. Geography,
Information Technology, etc.
Also available evening classes,
computer classes, Adult
Education. Register now call us
on telephone # 223-5389, 231-
5012, 226-5857.
school Leavers. Subjects
include-: Mathematics, English
Language, Social Studies.
Integrated Science Geography,
Information Technology,
Principles of Business. Principles
of Accounts Office
Administration. Also available
computer classes and adult
education. Call or contact us Lot
21 Mc Doom Public Road, East
Bank Demerara. Telephone No.
223-5389, 231-5012. 619-3289.


Computer Training Csent re
58 Upper Robb & Oronoque
Sts., Boarda
Tel. 225.1540
Earn local and Canadian
r .ermiale s l
Microsoft Office, Computer
Repairs and : eJpr, ,i.
Desktop Publishing, Corel
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Now registering students for our
Experienced and qualified
teachers, spacious classrooms,
remedial programme for slow
learners. SECONDARY
SUBJECTS offered include -
Mathematics, English A,
Integrated Science, Social
Studies, Geography, Principles
of Accounts, Principles of
Business, Office Administration,
Information Technology, etc. We
also offer evening lessons,
computer classes, adult
education, etc. For more
information, call us on telephone
# 263-7368, 619-3289. 629-
3176, 612-0121 or visit us at LOT

SAY I love you with flowers -
order your floral arrangements for
Valentine now. Call 231-6093 -

FOR hire or rental one
Enclosed Canter. Tel. 227-2800,

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

Naturopathic Centre. Are you in
need of care for your elderly
loved ones at a home away from
home? Call to enquire of all our
services available 226-0210,
226-8091 from 8 am to 5 pm.

HERBAL treatments.
Scarpotic itch, ulcer, back
pain, gall stone, sexual
problems, pile, cold, stoppage
of water, internal cleaning,
many more. Appointment -
HERBAL remedies for
ailments for eg. kidney stones,
gall stones, hypertension,
diabetes, etc. Also available
natural deodorants, toothpastes,
soaps, shampoos, conditioners,
etc. Call us at 226-0210, 226-
8091 between 9am and 5pm.

2 BLACK Briefcases on
Linden Highway in the vicinity
of the accident on Saturday,
February 4, 2006. taken from car
PDD 1619. Reward offered.
Contact 218-4398.

JUST arrived! Novels, Story
books, magazines, comics.
informative and text to University
level. Also books on sale from -
$20 $300. Register now and get
free gifts. Tel. 223-8237, M F
- 8.30 am 5 pm. Sat. 10 am -
4 pm.

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

ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driving
Permit. Call 227-3869, 622-
8162, 611-9038.

MASSAGE. for hotel.
house by appointment. Mrs.
Singh Tel. 220-4842 or
INDULGE in a body massage
- calm your thoughts and relieve
body tension Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke 615-
FEELING tired, not sleeping
well stressed out? Then try a
massage. Definite result. By
certified therapist. Contact Sally
on 276-3623. Located in West

interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious relations.
Call CFI -Telephone Friendship
Link 261-5079, Sunday to
Saturday. 07:00 to 21:00 h
MAKING and meeting new
friends as never been so easy.
We have over 5 years experience
in the business and profiles to
suit everyone. Males, females.
alternatives, etc. Call 900-8260/
61/62, 900-8259.
ARE you a single
independent male between 55
& 70 yrs? Are you honest and
caring and interested in a serious
relationship with single
independent ladies 55 65 yrs?
Don't miss this lifetime
opportunity! Call tel. 223-8237,
Mon. Frin. 8.30 am 6 pm.
Sat.- 10 am 4 pm.
NO one can beat us! Visit
our office, register and our
courteous staff gives you
immediate connections. You will
also be allowed to say hello on
our telephone to one of your
friends. Call the Junior/Senior
Singles Dating Services 18 -
80 years. Tel. 223-8237, M F -
8.30 am 5 pm. Sat. 10 am -4
pm. Free gift for Valentine.

WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable rates.
Call Rochelle at Cluster
Marketing on Tel. 609-8109,
FOR all refrigeration
services, repair and spray
painting. Contact Danny on tel.
225-8802, 629-5387.
HAVING problems with your
air conditioning units, fridges,
washing machine, gas stoves,
etc. Then call Linden. Tel. 641-
.. .. . . ..... . .... ... .......... ...... -
trusted matron would like
to take care of your
property when you are
.awa. 226-9410.___ _.
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves
stoves, eep fryers, etc. Call
construction work welding
carpentry, masonry and
general construction work.
Call 641-2729, 228-5357 -
SERVICE & repairs to all
models gas stoves and
ovens, domestic & industrial.
Contact Lawrence 233-
2145, 627-0720. 646-7400.
NEED to build or renovate
your home or business -
carpentry. painting, plumbing
electrical, etc. Contact
Lawrence 233-2145, 627-
0720. 646-7400.

Live and work in the
USA via the USA
Green Card
Lottery Program
sponsored by the US
Contact us on how to
enter for the Green Card
Lottery Program

FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/223-
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines,
refrigerators, go s stoves.
microwave ovens, etc.
Freezezone Enterpses, 6 "A"
Shell Road, Kitty. Telephone
227-0060. 616-5568 spare parts
services availab e.
Aromatherapy, Swedish
massage, reffexology, etc. for
relaxation and health needs.
Gift certificates for loved ones
for Valentine and beyond.
Appointments call 226-0210
226-8091 between 9 am and 5
REPAIRS & Service to any
electrical appliances e.g.
washing machines, clothes
dryers, air-conditions,
freezers, refrigerators
computers, etc. ALL JOBS
WARRANTY. Nazim Khan. N.
K. Electrical Services. Tel.
270-4595, 626-2847 (anytime).
EXPERIENCE IN: Deportation,
asylum, waiver, cancellation
cases. Weapon possession cases,
drug convictions, illegal entry.
marriage fraud, visa overstay,
consulate denials. EMBASSY
of immigration appeal cases, all
stokes hearings, battered
spouses, previous criminal
records, all other immigration
matters. 226-2196/223-8434.

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We are a team of

based in Toronto who
can assist you with any
immigration problems,
Call us for a
Batwant Persaud &
Tel. 225-1540, 622-
Canada: 416-431-
8845, 647-284-0375
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SALESMAN must have
own vehicle. Call 225-7329,
660-8129, between 9 am and 5
TRUCK/VAN Drivers.
Apply in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville.
ONE Female Accounts
Clerk. Apply to PO. Box 101374,

VACANCIES exist for the
following 2 trained/
experienced school teachers,
1 headmistress. Tel. 220-
4981. 4 to 8 pm. 256-3812,
Mon. to Fri., 9 am to 3 pm.
CALL BEVERLY 225-0891/
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with written application to Lens,
Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/
Lombard St. Lumber Yard. Day
and niaht rotating shifts.
Fr, -,, fit. Minimum salary
- $8 000 per week. Call 225-
2471. 9 am 4 pm.
Service invites application to
fill the positions (a) 20
responsible security guards; (b)
supervisors with cycles; (c) 1
gardener to work '2 day. Apply
in person 80 Seaforth St., C/
ville. Tel. 227-3540.
a professional Live-in House
Keeper and Child care person.
Ages 38 yrs 55 yrs. Good
references a must. Experienced
farmer needed. Ages 45 yrs -
55 yrs. Friendship. EBD. 223
6191, 226-9729. Closing date
March 24'".
EYEFUL are you
between the ages of 20 28?
Have a pleasant speaking voice.
Qualification in Caribbean
History, Geography, English
Language, any foreign
language, Accounts. or Admin,
experiences. Then contact us
today, our clients have need for
you. Call 900-8258. 900-8259.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens Sheriff
and Fourth Streets,
Campbellville, G/town.
IMMEDIATE vacancies -
exist for Counter Attendants,
Handyman, Security. Apply in
person with the following
documents. Application,
references, Police Clearance,
Food Handler's Certificate, 1
passport hoto to K&VC Hotel.
33 South Rd., Lacytown. Call
SUPERVISOR experience at
least three (3) years.
Qualifications iploma in
Mechanical Engineering.
Attractive salary and other
benefits. Preferably person
living on EBD. Apply in person
to: Friendship Oxygen Limited,
30 Friendship, EBD between
the hours of 1 and 4 pm.
DUE to expansion and the
establishment of a new
inviting applicants to apply for
the folowin vacant positions:
teachers. PRIMARY teachers.
SECONDARY teachers. All
subject areas retired teachers
may apply. Send applications
- to work in Kwakwani area
Timber Grant. Either Scaler
or Accounts experience with
appropriate educational
back ground. Salary
negotiable. LUMBER
SALESMAN experience not
necessary but knowledge of
lumber species, size and
construction a must.
Excellent Math and
interpersonal skills.
CHECKER to assist
Salesman in function
described above. DRIVER -
off road experience and ex
Police or Army training
preferred, licensed for car,
trucks and tractor. Send
written application with
character references to
General Manager. P.O. Box
10429. Georgetown no later
than Feb. 28. 2006

S U2r O 2006 ,, 223

SALES Supervisors and
Salesclerks Applications from
anyone with supervisory skills
or salesclerks experience in
these departments: (a)
Hardware, (b) Paints (c)
Plumbing (d) Electrical.
Applicants must have at least
4-CXCsubjects- including
English Language and
Mathematics. Security Guards
- between the ages 25 and 45
years. Applicant with military or
ara-military experience would
be at an advantage. Attractive
remuneration package offered.
Apply not later than
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
with application, two
recommendations and Police
Clearance to: The Personnel
Manager, National Hardware
(Guyana) Limited, 17 -19A
Water Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
existing vacancies for the
following: Offset Press
Operators/trainees- required
subjects CXC, no less than two
(2) years experience as an
Offset Press Operator on
Heidelberg Offset presses.
Capable of producing quality
full colour printing. TRAINEE
OPERATOR 3 subjects CXC/
GCE (including Mathematics
and English). HAND/MACHINE
OPERATORS required
qualifications/experience 3
subjects CXC/GCE (including
Mathematics and English), at
least three years experience
operating print finishing
machines and equipment.
Successful applicants are
required to submit copies of two
(2) recent testimonials and a
valid Police Clearance
Certificate. APPLY IN
TO: The Managing Director F
John Street Campbellville,
Georgetown, between the
hours 13:30 hrs and 15:30 hrs.
Monday to Friday.

Enterprise Gardens size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. #
626-3955, 222-36 10.
130' x 60' on a corner in -
$4.8M. Tel. 227-4040,
11-3866, 628-0796.
ATLANTIC Gardens, front
- one concrete-fenced house
lot. Contact Tel. 220-5699, Cell
LAND, Lot 80 $11M,
land and house Lot 114 -
$12M at Vreed-en-Hoop.
W.C. Dem. Call 233-2783.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft.
Charlotte Street, Bourda:
Contact owner 226-0683
a. .....
OLEANDER Gardens 89 ft
by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground comprising an
area of 2.422 of an English
acre. Call 220-9675.
LAND 1.2 acres with
citrus, 2-storey buildincL- 30 ft.
x 18 ft. 23 Alliance, Timehri,
East Bank Demerara. Phone
70 ACRES of prime
agricultural land (Titled) 16
-r: l rllti -ted with citrus 2
Ill i I 'l er fro-,nt *c, ft-.r
_.-i F r r r rl.rl:,,- C 3f' 3 1,, :. : ,
Bank Demerara River. Phone
TWO transported ad-
acent lots in Earl's Court,
LBI 18 080 sq ft total.
Please telephone 623-7438
-.t'"..'n 6-8am and 8-10Opm

LAND for sale -
residential area. 45 x 90,
main road $6.5 M neg.
Contact Roberts Realty -
227-7627 office. 227-3768
- Home, 644-2099- Cell
en-Hoop, Housing
Scheme. House lot for
sale, near ii, '.. road.
Prime loc T-.,t.6, miles
from V/Hoop Stellinq. Tel.
# 225-7670 or 254- 0397.
HOPE, EBD land public
road to river bank. Ideal for
ships. warehouse, bond with
active 2-storey general
business $12.5M (US$62 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:

DEMERARA River, 10 miles
from Linden transported 250
acres front width 1800, dept L
800. Ideal for wharf/ship/
warehouse, bond, access
Essequibo River $100000 per
acre. Ederson's 226-5496.
GREIA Meadow Bank -
$5M;,Le Ressouvenir $8M;
Friendship, EBD % acre
facing Demerara River $16M;
Versailles % acre can
construct wharf on Demerara
Rive4 $16M. Tel. 225-3737.
- land/property with pool, Happy
Acres, Atlantic Gardens, Lamaha
Gardens, Versailles (double lot),
Duncan St. $9.9M, Meadow
Bank and Highway lands (sand
pit/resort), Diamond 1 Lot -
2.9M, Section L C/ville 60' x
125, Subryanville 60 x 110 -
$15M,.Ogle 72' x 290 $16M,
15 acres Central Mahaicony -
$20'M.. TEL. 226-8148, 625-

FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Call 226-0242.
SMALL Russell & Princes
Streets premises, or business. Tel.
S1 3-bedroom semi furnished,
self-contained apartment. Call
ONE room for one single
working female. Tel. 624-6271,
231-7878, 223-8955.
PHONE 225-9944
2-BEDROOM cottage at
799 Westminster, Canal #1.
WBD. Contact # 615-2230.
US$800. Call K or Debbie 226-
0200. 628-8384.
PHONE: 227-0928.
Brickdam, Kingston. 227-
0464, 624-8234.
1 2-BEDROOM apt.,
Chariestown. Tel. 223-4811, after
5 pm.
ONE furnished 3-bedroom
house to rent Subryanville. Call
3-BEDROOM bottom flat -
266 Atlantic Gdns. Fully
furnished. Tel. 220-3735.
flat house in Guyhoc Park. Tel.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
in Charlestown, Georgetown.
Call Tel. # 227-4563 (Miss
rent. Contact Mandy 611-3049-
Cell, 225-2128 Home.
2 (TWO), 2-bedroom
apartments situated at 318 East
St., N/C/burg, Gt. Contact # 223-
bedroom house $15 000
monthly. Tel. 220-7159 or 627-
ALBERTTOWN furnished 2-
bedroom apt., short/long term
rental for overseas visitors. Call
NEW 2-bedroom self -
contained apartment, situated at
Bel Air Park, facing Duncan
Street. Tel. 226-2675.
Norton St., Lodge. Contact tel. #
227-2350 after 5 pm.
FURNISHED house in Nandy
Park US$600. Contact
Success Realty 223-6524,
628-0747, 664-2893.
FOR executive professional
only, 33 Continental Park
(Republic Park area), two-storey
double garage, security alarm,
hot water US$800 month
negotiable. Call 233-5493 after
6 pm.
3-BEDROOM fully furnished
apt. Kitty, air-conditioned, hot
and cold water, 24 hrs security,
spacious compound US$600.
Call 6154133 day. 225-8427 -
commercial properties furnished
and unfurnished. Prices ranging
from $50 000 up. Contact
Carmen Greene's Realty. Tel.
226-1192, 623-7742.
OGLE, ECD residential
vacant furnished sittinig/dining 2
luxurious bedroom TV/AC/phone
& other parking several car -
$100 000 (US$500). Ederson's
226-5496. Email:

KITTY 3-bedroom top flat
recently renovated. Contact Mr.
Boodhoo 233-2968, 613-
6674, 661-3361.
ONE building in Prashad
Nagar, suitable for School or
offices. Rent negotiable.
Telephone 226-0174.
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
Russell 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.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
apt. for overseas guest in
Craig St., C/ville. 223-1329.
NEW furnished 2-
bedroom house for overseas
9uest US$500 per mth. Call
227-3546 or 609-4128.
REPUBLIC Park, Phase 1
one top flat self-contained
apt. Call 225-5426 or 644-
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
FULLY furnished three-
bedroom house for rent. 80
Albert & Laluni Sts,,
Queenstown. Tel. 226-7452. :
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
term rental 2-bedroom
apartment. Fully furnished,
killed, A/C, parking space. Tel.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett
St., C/ville, G/town. Contact
Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-
ONE two-bedroom building
at 410 N.E. La Penitence. H7
Scheme. Rent $30 000 per
month. Call 227-6285.
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).
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.
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished at 236 Ana'ida
Avenue Eccles, EBD. Contact
No. 233-2562 and 623-0338.
3-BEDROOM top flat
situated at Shell Road Kitty,
Western half- telephone, water,
etc. Tel. 644-2672.
apartment A/C, hot and cold
water. parking, etc. In residential
area Ogle. 642-2956.
PRIME spot in the most busy
part of Regent Street to rent Tel.
225-2873, 226-9029. 619-8225.
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 .: :...r or
single person $4 :i'i1,:' :- 000
per day. Call 231-6429, 622
bedroom apartments, suitable
for a couple or :h.ui. person.
Tel. # 226-0210, .. -':'41 from
8 am to 5 pm.
SEMI furnished residential
family property. Big Gardens.
Secure, hot/cold, a/c room. All
self-contained Shades &
Shapes. 642-8725.
FULLY furnished three-
bedroom top flat in Kitty with Ai
C. hot/cold, wi'h r' : r T1 -
tel.. etc. C i : .
ATLANTIC Gardens Bel Air
Park Campbellville, Eccles.
Nandy Park furnished and
unfurnished upper and lower 2
and 3 Bedroom apts. 233-6160.
D'ANDRADE ST.. Newtown.
Kitty three-bedroom apartment
(bottom flat), front house, well-
secured and all modern
amenities. Small family
preferred. No parking place
available Tel 225-4744, 621-

ROOMS, apt., houses and
flat on the East Coast areas.
Prices as low as $10 000.
Contact Desiree. Tel. 645-3288.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom flat
on the West Coast Demerara.
Toilet and bath $12 000 per
month. Call 618-1942. 7 am 5
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy
Acres, Ogle, executive houses
from US600 to US$1 500.
Enquiries pis call 624-6527/
self-contained master
bedroom, furnished, grilled,
water tanks. A/C, phone. Tel #
226-1342, 615-3340.
ONE, two, three & four-
bedroom apartments from
US$400 US$1 500. Short & long
term. Queenstown, Georgetown.
Tel. 624-4225.
OFFICE space to rent over
3 300 sq. ft. Queenstown, G/
town. Telephone & lots of
parking space. Price
negotiable. Call 624-4225.
2-BEDROOM bottom apt.
- $30 000 preferred single
person, 3-bedroom top apt.
- $45 000. Others furnished
and unfurnished. Call 226-
PRIME location in V/Hoop,
WBD half of a bottom flat for
internet cafe, salon, boutique.
Tel. 225-7074, 225-6430, 264-
2694. Mon. Sun. 9 am- 5
ONE furnished two-bedroom
bottom flat meshed, grilled,
convenient location. Couple or
single person preferred. Contact
Tel. 227-2136, 623-8081.
FOR overseas visitors -
house in Kitty, top flat
furnished. Contact Iris 617-
3792, after working hours. Dora
- Brooklyn 718-282-3195,
EXECUTIVE apts. and
houses, furnished and
unfurnished US$450 to US$3
000; 1-bedroom apt. furnished in
Queenstown US$400 (neg.).
Call us on 225-8578.
QUEENSTOWN. fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas visi-
tors on short term basis. Tel.
# 226-5137/227-1843.
you building your home and need
services plan, estimates,
contractors? Then contact us at
Shades & Shapes for drawing
and estimate 642-8725, 225-
ONE business premises to
rent located at 212 Barr Street
and Stanley Place, Kitty.
Formerly Jay Pees Club and Jay
Pees Liquor Restaurant. Contact
Ramjit on Tel. 225-4500, 225-
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty,
G/town), etc., bond, Civille, etc.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
- 3-bedroom house $45 000;
Prashad Nagar 1-bedroom
upstairs, (parking)- $20 000:
Newtown $20 000 & $22 000:
D'Andrade St. (3-bed) $40 000;
Duncan St. 2-bed $32 000;
furnished apts. $30 000. $45
000, $60 000: rooms $12 000 -
$16 000: Alberttown (3-bed) -
upstairs. phone & parking 40
000. Call 231-6236.
COMPANIES fully furnished &
unfurnished houses and
apartments. University Gardens,
Le Ressouvenir (with pooll,
Section 'K' Cville ( 2 apts -
US$650 & US$550),
Queenstown. Subryanville. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
executive properties for the
diplomatic society Bei Air Park -
all fully furnished. Nandy Park,
Eccles, Queenstown Bei Air
Springs, Happy Acres.
Subryanville. Kingston. UG
Gardens. GuySuCo Gardens.
Diamond. Price as low as USS1
500. Call Christopher Goodridge
for viewing 642-8725.
EXECUTIVE rentals Be! Air
Park. fully furnished A/C, washer
dryer, phone, parking, hot and
cold and more US$1 200. 2-
bedroom washer/dryer. A/C more
US$600 per month:
Subryanvilie, fully furnished -
US$800 US$1 200 per month:
AA Eccles unfurnished, 4-
bedroom US$ 1000 neg.: North
Road 2-bedroom, furnished -
US$500 per month. For more
information on properties,
contact Mr. Boodhoo 233-2968.
613-6674, 661-3361.

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.
ONE house for rent. Semi-
furnished fully grilled, 4
bedrooms with 1 master room.
Executive type home.
Location Ogle, ECD. Lot 3
Old Rd. Call 622-6165 for
more information.
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.
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,
FOR professional working
people available for March. New
unfurnished 2-bedroom
apartment with telephone and
security. Location Nandy Park,
East Bank Demerara. Rental -
$48 000 monthly. Call 233-
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.
LARGE two-storey 7
rooms, four-self contained, over
head tank, in Prashad Nagar -
US$1 000 and others. Roberts
Realty, First Federation Life
Building 227-7627 Office,
227-3768 Home, 644-2099 -
ECCLES PARK rental one
3-bedroom bottom flat
apartment to rent $45 0 neg.
Inside toilet and bath,
cupboards, 24 hrs., light and
water, parking facilities and
telephone. Call Mr. Khan 233-
2336 or 623-9972, 617-8944.
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.
income apt. and flats have been
easier before. Areas Kitty.
Newtown, Ca,'po.i;i.i .e
Alberttown, Lodg-e 5.:um
Ruimveldt and more. Prices as
low as $20 000, suitable for
couples, singles, etc. 2 & 3
bedrooms apt. Call Eyeful -
900-8258, 900-8259.
APARTMENT from $40 000
various location in and out of
GT short and long terms rental
from US$350 up. Executive
houses from US$500 up.
Church. North Road. Thomas
Vlisseng en, Regent, Robb
others. Also land for sale from -
$1M and up. 227-0807 70809,
BELA IR PARK: (1) very nice
4-bedroom, with pool, awn
tennis court. furnished or
unfurnished. (2) Three-bedroom
ground floor apartment, fully
furnished US$900. (3) Large
4-bedroom mansion, furnished
- US$2 200. and i4) Great 8-
bedroom mansion (6 are self-
contained) with pool, 2 living
rooms, 2 kitchens, play room
extensive lawns and iarge tennis
court- US$5500, etc.. etc.
OFFICES. Main, Middle,
Church, Robb and Thomas
Streets. Call 226-7128, 615-
KITTY $32 000; C/vile -
furnished S90 000: Haoy Acres
PLACES, Kingston US$1 500:
New Haven US$2 000:
furnished, Bei Air Park semi -
USS1000: Lamaha Gardens,
Subryanvilie. Queenstown.
Prashad Nagar. Happy Acres
Republic Park, others. OFFICE
BUILDING Kingston. i.ain
Street. Church Street. High
Street, New Market Street. EBrr
Street. Bel Air Park. BUSINESS
PLACES Regent. Robb.
Sheriff, Croal. others. BOND
PLACES central Georgetown,
East Coast. Lombard, others.
Gardens. 130 x90fee $16.5M:
Happy Acres. Atlantic Garders.
Bel Air Park $16 5M. others.
225-1017, 623-6136 or 64 Main
and Middle Streets,

ONE three-bedroom top
flat in Central Georgetown -
$65 000; top flat ofbuilding
for office space in Central
Georgetown US$600; one
executive-style house, fully
furnished on large land with
garage and electronic security
system. 3 bedrooms US$2
000: Republic Pk., large
building and annex to house
800 persons in Central
Georgetown US$3000; 800
sq. ft of office space. Hadfield
St., Stabroek $100 000; three-
bedroom fully furnished top
flat, Prashad Nagar US$500.
Republic Pk. three bedrooms,
semi-furnished with exquisite
furnishings on large lawns -
US$2 000; three (3)-storeyed
concrete for one-family semi-
furnished, Atlantic Gdns. US$1
500 (neg.); one six (6)
bedrooms executive, 4 ACs 4
toilets. 2 sitting rooms, 2
verandas, Turkeyen, fully
furnished also with generator
- US$2 000. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-
4470. Email:
(office/residence) US$2 500;
New Haven. New Garden -
US$600- Bet Air Park -US$2
000/US$700 Queenstown -
US$2 000/1S$1 000/US$1
500/US$800. Subryanville -
USS700/US$1 000; Kitty -
US$750 (F/F)IUS$5b0 (F7F);
New Market $80 000;
CaricomlGuySuCo Gardens -
US$1 500/US$1 200;
Campbeliville US$2 000.
EASTBANK: Eccles 'AA' (F/F)
- US$2 000: Diamond US$1
500. Republic Park US$2
000. EAST COAST: Atlantic
Gardens US$2 000,/US$1
000/US$500: Happy Acres -
US$2 000/US$1 200/US$500
Le Ressouvenir US$2
500,Ogle- US$700, BV $50
000- Orono ue St. US$800.
OFICES: Central Georgetown
- US$4 000; Queenstown -
US$2 000; Sheriff US$1 500;
Subryanville US$1 500; North
Road US$1 000; Brickdam -
US$800: bond/space
restaurants, etc. land and
properties from $3M $600M.

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E
Sheriff Street. Phone 223-
BUIDLING situated in
Blygeziqht Gardens. Price
negotiable. Telephone 226-
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
BRICKDAM, Stabroek.
East of GIT S25M. Phone 226-
1046 or 617-4261.
BUSINESS and residence
- Friendship Public Road, ECD
- S8.5M neg. Phone 226-1046
or 617-4261
ONE (1) flat concrete
house situated at
Annandale. E C Dem. Price
-S3M. Call 621-4253.
ATLANTIC Gardens. front
one 6-bedroom mansion.
Contact Tel. 220-5699, Cell
GREIA Please list your
properties for sale or rental
with us and expect quick
results. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
bedroom property for sale in
Amelia's Ward. Linden.
Price negotiable. Call: 223-
BUILDING situated in area
3 2 D Sophia. North of the
Embankment Road. Price
negotiable. Telephone 226-
LARGE prooeriv 2-storey
six bedrooms concrete and
wooden building. 26 Hill St.
Albouystown. Tel. 223-4133.
2 2-BEDROOM apts. at
Lot 8 Second La Penitence
Contact the above address
for more info.
SHERIFF ST -2-storeyed
wooden and concrete property
- S13M neg. Tel 231-4228,
concrete bungalow property -
$3M neg. Tel. 226-1192. 231-
1 PROPERTY, 2 house lots
for sale. Pnce neg. Plaisance -
business purposes. 231-7666,

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3-BEDROOM concrete
and wooden house, 133
Vigilance South, ECD $6.5M
neg. Contact No. 256-3658,
PROPERTIES and lands -
Agriculture Rd., Diamond
Grove, Uitvlugt, Essequibo and
others areas. 233-6160.
3-BEDROOM house and
land at Bel Air Gardens. All
amenities light, water, etc. Tel.
175 Atlantic Gdns., ECD -
house and land residential
area. Call Alex 614-1544 -
anytime or 220-0836 after 5
/2 ACRE of land 200
length and 100 widtt. 3
chicken pens and lots of fruit
trees. Owner migrating $4.8
million. Tel. 610-2037, 261-
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
Tel: 333-2500.
GREIA Large new built
beautiful modern concrete
building with up to date facility.
Price $33M neg. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.__
3-BEDROOM wooden
property for sale and removal
at Mahaicony, ECD. Urgent
sale. Tel. 221-2252, 226-8473.
Price $475 000.
concrete and wooden house,
yard space suitable for any
business $19.5M. Tel. 226-
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 628-5264, 339-
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be negotiated.
Call 333-2990 or after hours -
2-STOREY concrete
building in South Ruimveldt
Park also house with Lots of
land in Stewartville. Going
cheap. Tel. 225-2873, 226-
9029, 619-8225.
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.
PLAISANCE 3-bedroom
Ocean view corner lot house,
one block from E C Public
Road. Asking $6.9M. Call 225-
5591, 619-5505.
ONE four-bedroom house,
self-contained on ECD, 30
minutes drive from city. Contact
227-6993 available from 01
March, 2006. Serious enquiries
DIAMOND housing
Scheme $8M, High Street -
$80M, Alberttown -$15M neg.,
Ketlay Street neg. Call K or
Debbie 226-0200, 628-8384.
HOUSE Norton Street -
$3.5M property in Princes St.
- $3.5M; one huge 4-bedroom
concrete house with master
room on double Lot Friendship
Public Road. Contact Success
Realty 223-6524, 628-0747.
PROPERTY $15M land 60'
x 110'; huge property land -
60' x'120- $12OM' Ogle -
property, land 72' x 290' -
16M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
GREIA Near Demerara
Harbour Bridge, huge three-
storey concrete on double
lots, concreted compound
with stora e bond and
security hut Price $52M
ne Tel. 225-3737, 225-
GREIA Canal No. 2 -
$3M, $4M Diamond $3M,
Craig $4M1, Strasphey ECD
- $5, Triumph ECD $7M,
Alberttown $6M Newtown
- $7M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits (2) families.
Property investor land 48
x 141. worth viewing. Mrs. Y.
Wilson 226-2650, 229-
RENTAL/buying and selling of
property. Quality house at
competitive prices. 262
Thomas Street, N/C/burg. Call
today of more information. Tel.
(0) 223-7219 Mr. Hemal
Ajodha, Cell 629-2119 Mr.
Vishnu Ramdhani.

STOREY 3-bedroom concrete
property on double lot in Happy
Acres. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
CRAIG 2-storey 3-bedroom
modern house, land size 80 x
144 ft. Asking $3.9M. House
needs work. Call 225-5591 or
6.19-55P5k. ... ...... .... .
BEAUTIFUL executive
houses, fully concreted, A/C,
bath tub Ogle Air Strip Road
and Bel Air Springs. TEL. # 611-
0315, GANESH.
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete 4- bedroom
house, South Ruimveldt
Gardens Contact Ronald on
662-5033 or Samantha on 624-
1370. No reasonable offer
refused. Vacant possession.
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UG ROAD one-year-old
two-storey concrete building
well-designed with going
business. Restaurant bar root
garden, Internet Cafe, Office
spaces, self-contained
apartments. Serious enquiries
only. Call 222-6510, 222-
PRINCES St., N/B $6.3M,
Annandale Sth $3.3M/$2M,
Ruimzight Gdns. $12.5M,
Crane Old Rd. $9M. Land:
Foulis ECD- $9.5M, Bachelor's
Adv. ECD $5.5M. Call 223-
6346/263-7110 Seeker's
Choice Real Est.
BEACH front property, thirty
feet above sea level, two
hundred and fifty feet of beach,
six hundred feet land depth.
Two-flat main building with five
bedrooms, caretaker's house and
bond separately. Tourism
potential. Phone 615-9175.
GREIA Lamaha Gdns.
- $17M; Supply,EBD Public
Road to Demerara River
with large concrete building
- $20M; Versailles, WCD
with access to Demerara
River- $14M, $18M; Kitty-
$16M; Station St., $12M.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
KERSAINT Park vacant
new 2-storey property %1 acre
land, 3-bedroom 2 toilets, 2
baths $15M (US$75 o060).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
OVERSEAS/local doctor
new hospital, 1 block long, 75
width. Can be general hospital
snackette. Inspection anytime.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
D'URBAN St., Lodge, vacant
2-storey concrete/wooden
building, note 4 2-bedroom
Hollywood designed apartments
- $13M (US$65u00). Ederson's
S 26-5496. Email:
URGENTLY needed:
commercial residential buildings
for sale/rent Regent St., other
areas not mentioned. Ederson's
- 226-5496. Email:
OVERSEAS/local owners of
building we have general
management services paying
bills rates/taxes/repairs7
landscaping. Call now.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ECCLES residential -
vacant corner, full concrete 2-
storey, new, 4 luxurious
bedrooms, 2 huge sitting rooms
- $25M neg. (US$125 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email: ___
ATLANTIC Gardens new
2-storey ranch type mansion on
2 house lots, 10 coconut and
other fruits trees, area for tennis/
swimming pool $30M (US$150
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
Email:_e ederson@_guya
GIFT Republic Park -
residential 2-storey 4-bedroom
mansion on 3 house lots, area
for tennis/swimming pool -
$19.5M, (US$97 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
TUSCHEN Housing Scheme
- one-year-old two-storey
concrete 3-bedroom welr-
designed Hollywood style.
inspection anytime $7.5M
(US$37 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
2-storey 6-bedroom building on
double lot to build another house
- $3.7M (US$17 000). Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
ECCLES, EBD vacant
large bond 6000 sq. ft by 25
height, can store 40 containers/
buses/cars/vans/canter $50M
(US$250 000). If qualified, move
in tomorrow. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
KINGSTON vacant corner
3-storey 6-bedroom well-
designed mansion. Ideal for
offices/church/school/hotel -
S36M (US$180 000). Ederson's
226-5496. Email:

SOUTH Ruimveldt Gardens
- vacant 2-storey concrete &
wooden 3-bedroom mansion
fully grilled garage $7.5M
(US$37 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
DOCTOR own your 2-storey
concrete hospital in New MErket
St7-BuHdirng is-t-lot-ldeargeneral -
hospital -$17.5M (US$87 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
vacant 3-sforey 6-bedroom
luxurious mansion. Ideal foreign
mission $50M neg. (US$250
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
FOREIGN/local investors 3-
storey steel & concrete building,
Georgetown business centre.
Monthly income $5M average
yearly $60M (US$300 00).
person's 226-5496 Email:
ONE three-storey building -
33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal for
Hotel, Sto'e, Hospital or any other
type of businesses, etc. Any
reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.e
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink,
toilet, cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner, car
garage, front view to Public Road.
Lot 6Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806; evening_- 225-8410.
BEL AIR PARK: a very
excitingly beautiful mansion, with
8 bedrooms, large swimming
pool, maid's quarters, 2 living
rooms, 2 kitchens, play room,
beautifully cared gardens in short
- on of a kind priced to sell at
- US1 M. Inspect and make your
offer and lots more all over. Call
226-7128 615-6124
of better bargains".
TRIPLE lots in Alberttown
business and large house front
building measuring 30 ft. x 60
US$1 000. Back building
equipped with all modern features
- wall-to-wall carpet, fully air-
conditioned (7 AC units), large
verandah, bar, fully grilled and
lots more. Must see to appreciate.
Price negotiable, space to park
12 cars. Phone 227-7677, 624-
SOUTH PARK double for
business or residence, 5-
bedroom two-storey $16.5M;
two-family residence on main
road Aubrey Barker $12.5M;
Atlantic Vill, needs repair -
$6.5M; Kitty Gordon Street -
three old building, land size -
45 x 110 $12M- othersprices
ranging $6.5M- $1O OM.
Roberts Realty, First
Federation Life Building 227-
7627 Office, 227-3768 -
Home, 644-2099 Cell.
LAND -72' X 290'- $16M CROAL
35M Le Ressouvenir (pool);
tlantic Gardens $16.5M S
$45M (triple ot); Industry $8.5M;
uySuCo Gardens; Bel Air
Village; Blygezight $10.5M &
$201; doublee lot), Prashad
N 4r 16.5M; Subryanville -
$2 & $48M, (double lot;' Bel
ir Park; Queestown 15M;
uncan St. 9.9M Kitt -
10.5M; Triumph 8.5 &
ccles $7.75M Grove Public
Road- Parika Albouvstown -
2.5M/$3.5M. rTEL. 226-8148,
ONE two-bedroom wooden
cottage St. Stephen's Street,
CharFestown -$2.8M; two house
lots, 80 t. x 113 ft., LBI $6M
each; one five-bedroom
concrete and wooden building
on double lot, Atlantic Gardens
$20M; one four-bedroom
concrete building on double
lot, Republic Park $20M; one
two-bedroom wooden cottage
on land 45 x 110 ft.,
Subryanville 16M neg.; four-
bedroom executive house, Bel
Air Park $28M; one three-
storev concrete and wooden
building, George tree -
$35M neg.; one old buiLding
on large land Camp St. -
10M; one old house on very
large land, Queenstown -
$20M; one wooden and
concrete house on land 14 000
sq. ft LBI 20M. Wills Realty
27-261, 627-8314.

2 F3 600 CBR bikes. Call #
226-9448 or 619-9222.
290 TRACTOR selling for
arts. Tel. 621-0694,612-

"JESUS is Lord". Exercise
and graph books per dozen.
Call 227-7850.

containers for sale $800 000.
Call 643-0436.
GERMAN Shepherd,
Doberman pups. 7 weeks old -
$10 000. Contact 662-7102.
enticing_ French and
American Fii-nerire. C-al-
225-4495 or 626-3178.
LAB equipment full
works to start a lab and 1
Yamaha generator, 2 600
watts. Tel. 225-3199.
1 2005 HONDA CBR 600
RR, 1 200 Tacoma 4 x 4. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 622-8617.
2 UPRIGHT double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.), 1
Coco Cola Cooler, 1 warmer.
Tel. 627-8749 or 223-3024.
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas.
Also shock treatment for
swimming pools. Phone: 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Monday
to Friday.
ONE brand new computer
with CD Burner, CD Walkmans,
car stereo and DVD Player.
Contact 225-4112, 626-9264.
AC UNITS brand new, 5
000 150 BTU, Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at
613-3319 or 226-7973. Going
"NEW' es new Honda
Generators 2500 6000 watts.
Manual/key start, Eu-British
guaranteed. Phone 233-
CHLORINE Tablets 3"
for swimming pools only.
Phone: 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm) Monday to Friday.
1 200 CC Jailing
motorcycle 200 Nitro.
Excellent condition. Contact
609-7617, Vishaul.
ONE outboard 8 Johnson
engine, excellent condition.
Cal 268-2244 Road Master,
Leonora, WCD.
1 COMPLETE fully
loaded music system for
vehicle. Will be installed as
a bonus. Tel. 616-8346.
excellent condition. Household
furniture. All at bargain prices.
Telephone 227-3542.
QUALITY pit bull mixed
pups vaccinated and
dewormed. Call E. Bailey -
ONE snack shop for sale -
266-2318, 622-5181. Price
YAMAHA Virgo 750cc
motorcycle, just imported into
country, not registered, will
register at no cost to buyer $250
O0D. Call 624-8402, 227-7677.
1 LADIES' Jailing 50 cc.
Priced reasonable for quick
sale. Must go immediately.
Call 641-6916.
ONE 40-ft. fishing boat with
900-lb seine 6 000-b ice box.
Price negotiable. Contact
Ramsehai on telephone
number 613-5936, 220-7530.
FOUR Cannon Photo
Copiers, table model. 8 x 11 to
11 x 17 binder/laminator. Tel.
226-6527 or inspection at
Tennessee Night Club.
PRIME business spot 3 in
one stall at Vendors Arcade,
facing Mahaica Bus Park. Call
226-0476 646-6105.
Reasonable price.
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated &
dewormed $15 000 each.
Tel. 229-6527, 610-8071.
LABRADOR and German
Shepherd mixed pups 2 '
months old. 2 females. Tel. 226-
0931 or 616-7377.
ONE 3306 Caterpillar
engine, one low bed trailer, one
Nissan Laurel car, C 33. All
prices negotiable. Tel. 229-
DOBERMAN and Rottweiler
uppies, 3 months 9 Vlissengen
eRCall 227-4846 (Bus.), 227-
8586 (Home).
DOBERMAN & mixed
Rottweiler 1 glass dinette set.
Call 227-4584.
A/C Units, fridge. DVDs, Bar-
b-Que grill, microwave, stereo
system. Call 227-3717, 623-
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A & 404A. Also
Helium for balloons and
Argon GA. Phone: 227-4857
(8 am 4 pm) Monday to
PARTS for dryers/
washers thermostats, bells,
pumps motors, couplings,
valves, etc. Technicians
available. Call 231-6429,

COMPUTER training videos:
Comptia A+. Network+ 2005,
security+ Linux, MCSE 2003,
Office 2003 & more. Call Brian
LAB equipment full
works to start a lab and 1
Yamaha generator, 2 600
_watts. e I 225-3199_____..
Caterpillar, Cummins, etc.,
spares for sale pistons, rings,
sleeves, gasket kits, injectors,
pumps, push rods, etc., etc.
Phone 225-6046, 226-0011,
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-
New 52" High definition
Samsung floor model TV with
flat screen antique style CD,
cassette & record layer. el. 225-
2873, 226-9029, 619-8225.

Spanish, French,
Accounting & Computer
Norton Internet
Computer Training CDs
Indian Classic Film
Indian Adult XXX DVDs

Call 225-1540,
ECONOMICS aprons and caps,
graduation gown and other type
of garment construction. Any
quantity & design. Call 22T-
TWO (2) Honda CRVs in
excellent condition. Inspection
can be done from Mon. Fri. -
11 am 4 pm at Avinash
Complex A & B Water Street.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829.
SONY mini stereo 5-disc
automatic changer, AM/FM
radio, record player, double
cassette remote control, new.
Owner left for overseas. Tel. 226-
7085, 225-6288.
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.
PURE bred German
Shepherd for sale. 660-4844,
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle,
next to new; amplifier;
truck pump; 1 battery
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
ONE king size bed Serta
mattress; 20 inches Panasonic
television, 110 v 220v; Chester
drawers and solar type hair dryer,
one salon trolley. Owner leaving
wholesale and retail, digital
cameras, DVD recorders, video
projectors, 1200 turntables,
poos tables, etc. Tel. 226-6432,
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).
SKY Universal, authorized
dealer for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay
Per View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231-
6093, 227-1151 (Office).
CAUSTIC soda: 55 Ibs -
$4000: Alum: 55 Ibs $5,000;
Soda Ash: 50 Ibs -$5,000;
Sulphuric acid: 45 gals -
45,000; Granular Chrorine,
Chlorine gas. Phone: 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Monday to
F.rida.. .... ........ ......... .................__. ....... ..
CALL 223-5273 OR 223-5274,
100 ($60 000), HPC4192A
YELLOW TONER $20 000);
TENDER (UPTO 150')- $20
000- SST NBR100 CARD
CONTROLLER ($140 000). TEL.

COMPUTER desk tops,
Laptops from Acers, Dell,
Toshiba. Laptops from $170
000. We match any price. We
guarantee only new systems,
customised to your
specifications. Call Tel. 35-
-1.- 5-HEADED 6" width
planner. Price $1.3M neg.;
16" Service planner
combinations $600 000
(each), Wadkin; 1 moveable
table saw cut up to 6". Price
- $500 000. Ra 275-0208
or 626-0350 or Bayee 662-
1 HYSTER Fork Lift, 2
Surfacers, 3 Band saws. 1
cross cut saws, 1 5-head
moulder, 2 grinders 2
bench saws, 1 wood laihe
1 broom stick machine, 1
portable rip saw, profile
cutters, blades. Round and
square blocks. Tel. 270-
6460, 644-0150.
1 ISUZU Trooper
engine & 4 WD gear box -
$220 000, 1 500-lb. gas
tank approx. half filled -
!80 000, 1 Massey
erguson dump trailer in
working condition $190
000. Call 641-2729, 228-
WATCH and calculator
batteries, new shipment -
lust arrived. Only $200,
fitted free while you wait.
Gu yana Variety Store and
Nu Centre. Robb Street,
opposite Salt & Pepper
Restaurant. Tel. 226-4333/
diesel engine with twin disc
pto on bed, aood general
conditi on $1.25M. 4H ft.
steel pontoon EX 12" diesel
with 15 x 28 ft. purple heart
sluice $0.5M. Located
Middle Mazaruni. Call
FARMERS! Now is the time
to increase your yields and
returns on all crops (rice, cane,
greens, vegetables, etc). Spend
little and gain more, liquid
fertilisers, (Bio Algreen-S90) &
seeds are available. To order
call 218-0437, 642-6238, 227-
8876 (evenings), 610-8529,
609-6124, 260-4380, 260-
4272, 628-4473, 663-7826.
ELECTRIC Vibrator poker,
110 volt for foundation work -
$1 000; 1 2 KVA transformers -
15 000; 1 1 KVA transformer -
$8 000; 1 Neon sign $10 000;
various sizes steel pipe fittings
- $6 000; oil pressure gauges -
$500; auto electric switches -
$500; 1 stroboscopic timing
light $5 000; 1 engine
analyser/electric tester $5000;
1 auto computer tester $5 000;
2 lengths 1 high pressure hose
- $5 000' various lengths plastic
straps $5 000; white over coats
- $2 000; white plastic aprons -
$400; workmen sanitary gloves
- $100; 2 large filter bowls for
fuel water $5 000. Many more
items. Contact Francis Persaud
- 220-3064.

TOYOTA Hiace minibus
- 15 seats $1.7M neg.
Tel. # 642-5899.
ONE Galant, 4-door
fully powered, excellent
condition. Tel. No. 623-
excellent condition. Price -
$380 000 neg. Tel. 226-
8634, 625-7703.
2 3Y BUSES $475 000
and $575 000. Contact Dave
Auto Sales 225-1103, 643-
6909, 612-4477.
ONE Nissan Cefiro in
working condition. Call 220-
1 AT 192 CARINA 1"
owner, used for 2 wks. Tel.
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
small credit can be arranged -
$1 150 000. Tel. 218-4060.
TOYOTA Celica & Nissan
Blue Bird, good condition -
$300 000 each. Tel. Nos. 615-
4133 (Day), 225-8427 (Night).
AT 150, good working
condition S375 000. Contact
# 220-4462, 628-7955.
1 TOYOTA Townace. 10-
seater minibus, working
condition. Contact 223-4811,
after 5 pm.
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
PJJ series. good condition.
music. A/C, automatic, etc. Tel.

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EXCELLENT WORKING never in hire, lady-driven; (1)
CONDITION. TEL. 269-0027. small mini-bus private. Tel:
HONDA Prelude Sport 2- 227-1845 (8 am 4 pm), 229-
door PGG series. Excellent 6253, anytime.
condition. Please call 218- Long base RZ mini
3119, 628-8383. ONE Long base RZ mini
3119, 628-8383. bus EFI, excellent
NISSAN LaureL--Jull--oRd-4i-. -m-s-.ti -_-y-stsfftmT-
owered, mint condition. amplifier/mag rims. Must
contact 641-8647, 25 be sold. Owner leaving.
3198. Tel. 270-4250.
BEDFORD truck for sale.
Contact 642-5789, 227-8932, ONE Nissan Laurel fully
220-9877. loaded, Model C 33, 4-
-EI cylinder, gear, (PW, PM,
1 RZ minibus EFI long PS). Price neg. Call: 223-
base; 1 AT 170 Carina car. ). ce neg. C 22-
All in excellent condition. 9021, Cell: 629-7419
Phone 268-3953. (Monty).
PHH series 1450. Contact in immaculate condition; 1
Shameer Tel. # 662-9215 or Buick car with AT 170
626-9780. engine, many more. Call:
1 TOYOTA -Tundra 220-5516, 220-5323.
white). Going cheap. 1 DIESEL 4 X 4 Range
Suzuki Vitara, 4-door. Call
227-5500, 227-2027. Rover, bonus V8 engine& gear
box. Best offer accepted $1.7M.
1 ONE Toyota Land Tel. 222-3558, Romeo.
Cruiser (diesel) 13 seater,
manual $4.1 million. TOYOTACERES, PGG 7300
Please contact 623-7031. SERIES privately used, fully
4-WD RANGE Rover powered loaded $1.2M; Ford F
Land Rover with alloy 150 $3.5M. TEL. 226-8148,
rims & Sony CD player. 625-1624.
Priced to go. # 621-7445. 1 -DU ck -
MTUBSH Cante 1-DUMP truck, 1 watertender
MITSUBISHI Canter and 330 Timber Jack Skidder
truck long tray, 17 feet 4Di
32, a/c, immaculate all' are in good working
condition. 74 Sheriff St. # condition. For more
223-9687. information Contact: 264-
ONE Coaster bus in 2946.
Mood working condition. FORD 150 Pick Up 3
contact 616-3736 or 660- doors, good condition, CD/
1564. No reasonable offer Tape player, bubble tray dual
refused. air bag, mag rims, etc. $5.5M
1 RZ bus, good neg. Tel. 220-7416.
condition. Contact Tirbani ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
233-2562, 623-0338, 199 Suitable for Rome Plough or
Anaida Ave., Eccles, EBD. Timber Grant. Price neg.
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf Contact Lawrence. Phone
- crash bar, A/C, alarm, mag 322-0309.
rims, CD set. Excellent 1 TOYOTA Mark 11 GX
condition. Tel. 226-2514. 100 good as new, low
JUST imported mileage, Sports wheel & pipe.
Mitsubishi RVR 4 x 4, good Te. 27-7658, 265-3615, after
mileage. G$3.3M neg. Tel. hrs.
642-9600 or 643-8366. TOYOTA Previa mini van -
ONE Toyota Carina HB fully loaded with CD, DVD &
1547 working. Price to go. mags. Very nice family vehicle.
Call 612-5287. Ask for Big G # 225-2873, 619-8225, 226-
Tuschen New Scheme. 9029.
ONE TT 131 CORONA TOYOTA Carina AT 192 -
in good condition mag $1.1M, $1.2M and $1.3 million.
rims, stick gear, tape deck. Marino $1.1 million. Dolly's
Tel: 626-6837 after hours Auto Rental 225-7126.
# 220-4316.
1 EXCELLENT condition AT
ONE Honda 250 motor 170 Toyota Corona, full lights,
scooter in good working automatic transmission, mag
condition C1280. Price- rims, fog lights, original spoiler.
661-7015. Tel. 622-0322.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in TWO long base open tray
excellent working condition, Mitsubishi Canters. Excellent
needs body work tape working condition. 31 (East)
deck, AC etc. Tel. 617- Meten-Meer-Zorg. Phone 625-
4063/225-0236. 3683.
TOYOTA Corona station 1 GX 81 Toyota Mark 11 fully
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Price powered, mag rim, clean
$500 000 neg. Call 226- condition going cheap. Contact
2833 or 233-3122. 615-2464 or 226-7855 Sham.
1 HONDA Integra fully 2 000 MODEL Toyota
loaded; 1 Mitsubishi Lancer Tacoma Extra Cab low
fully loaded. Owner leaving mileage. New model 4-door
country. Contact No. 646- Toyota Starlet mag rims. Low
1944. mileage PJJ series. Tel. 225-
NISSAN Sunny, automatic 2873, 226-9029, 619-8225.
transmission, power steering, 1
power windows. Works great- 4 AT 192 Carinas, AE 100
$400 000. Call 642-5064 or Corolla, EP 82 Starlet Turbo,
229-6588. Toyota Extra Cab Pick-up,
S selling Toyota T100 Pick-up. Awar -
IN stock selling 3 Carinas 227-2834, 621-6037.
- AT 192 & 2 212. Also mag
rims, size 15 Japanese. STARLET White, fully
Contact 627-4667 for more automatic, excellent condition.
information. Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2 George
2-DOOR DAI Hatsu, four- Street, Werk-en-Rust,
wheel drive. Price $800 000 Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
neg. Call Rad- 226-7545,227- 226-5546, 231-7432.
8054, 616-5084. MARINO full t t
1 RZ minibus music MARINO- fully automatic,
mags, BJJ series. Price $1 excellent condition, A/C. Pete's
550 000. Owner leaving Auto Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
country. Must sell. Tel. 644 Wer-en-Rust, Georgetown. Tel.
4042. 226-9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
1 HILUX 4 x 4 Pick-up '1 AT 170 Corona stick gear,
$750 000 neg. 1 Nissan excellent condition. Pete's Auto
Double Cab 4 x 4 -$775 000
e~. Ca l276-3118, 113555 Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
nWgCrk-en-Rust, Georgetown. Tel.
ONE RZ minibus for sale 226-9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
late BJJ series, only 5 months
old on road $2.5M. Call 220- TOYOTA Tacoma Blue,
3222. excellent condition, PJJ series.
GX 240 Honda 3 inch Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2 George
um 8.0 Hp, (gas), one Street, Werk-en-Rust,
3" diesel German made Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
pump. Tel. 621-3820, 609- 226-5546, 231-7432.
638. ONE Chrysler Plymouth
ONE Nissan Laurel, PEE Voyager mini van automatic,
series, in excellent condition, left hand drive, recently re-
Price $725 000 neg. Call sprayed. No reasonable offer
644-5889. refused. Call 227-0843, 617-
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Corona 3459.
white motorcar, excellent ONE 1994 Mark 11 car. In
working condition, automatic, immaculate condition. Fully
Tel. 270-4112, 619-6087. loaded, imported from Japan in
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus, November, 2005. Owner
long base, EFI with mags rims, migrating. Price $3.3M
CD Player in good condition, negotiable. Contact 337-2506,
Call 233-2939, cell 616-4638. 611-1651, 646-4834.



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.
----1-7--C-AR-N N- $7-50-
000, Marino $1.1M. # 225-
7126. Dolly's Auto Rental, 272
BissessarAve., Prashad Nagar.
ONE Yamaha YZ 125 grass
track bike, never raced, like
new $600 000; one Yamaha
PW 80 child dirt bike, good
condition $150 000. Contact
(Corentyne) 624-1501, ask
for Dave.
RZ Long & short, EFI,
BHH & BJJ series. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546, 231-
26-SEATER & 29-seater
buses. Excellent condition.
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
CERES fully automatic,
excellent condition, A/C.
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
2 AT 170 Carinas fully
automatic A/C, excellent
condition. Pete's Auto Sales,
Lot 2 George Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown. Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
AT 192 CARINA fully
automatic, A/C, PHH series,
excellent condition. Pete's
Auto Sales, Lot 2 George
Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
AE 100 SPRINTER fully
automatic, A/C, excellent
condition. Pete's Auto Sales,
Lot 2 George Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown. Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
BLUE Bird White, fully
automatic, excellent
condition, A/C. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546, 231-
AE 100 COROLLA fully
automatic, A/C, excellent
condition. Pete's Auto Sales,
Lot 2 George Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown. Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
MITSUBISHI Lancer fully
automatic, A/C, PJJ series.
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
AE 81 COROLLA red,
fully automatic, excellent
condition, A/C. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546, 231-
1 LITE Ace minibus PFF
series, Sunroof, A/C,
automatic, mag rims, excellent
condition $1M neg. Contact
226-9621, 610-3134 Working
hrs, after hrs & weekend, 220-
0017, 810-3134.
minibus, BGG series, engine
in good condition and
vehicle road worthy. Price -
$1M. Tel. 226-9890, 227-
2612, 627-8314.
ONE White Toyota AE 100
Sprinter PHH series, in
excellent condition. Contact
Glen on telephone numbers -
227-2219 or 644-6977.
1 TOYOTA Tundra. Very
cheap, good condition, ready
to driver, can beat anyone's
price. Tel. 227-3717, 623-
Corolla, PHH series.
Excellent condition,
automatic, CD Deck. Price
- $600 000 neg. Tel. 274-
0419 or 613-7283. Owner
leaving country.
Sales, Lot 96 Section 'A' No.
78 Corriverton, Berbice.
Contact Sarvanand on Tel.
335-3516 or Cell 621-1744
E m a i I :
Now in stock 4 Nissan Datsun
Single Cab Pick-ups. We also
import with orders.

AUTO SALES 222-4781,
618-0025. AT 170
CORONA, fully light,
automatic, fully powered,
mags, PHH series, EFI.
Price neg. AE 81 Corolla -
$550 000 neg~
JAGUAR XJ 12 12-
cylinder Sports car, needs
general work, sold as is -
250 000. Call 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
ONE AT 212 Toyota
Carina PJJ series in
excellent condition, fully
powered. Phone No. 265-
NISSAN Presea,
White, in good condition
- automatic transmission,
power windows power
locks, CD Player. Asking -
$700 000 neg. Call Elson
- 660-5463, 622-5465.
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,
TOYOTA Land Cruiser
FZJ 80, manual 4 500cc.
Fully powered, roof rack,
winch, bull bar, side bars,
fender flares, extra gas
tank. All genuine Toyota.
Tel. 222-4763 or 623-4441.
2 AT 192 Carinas, PJJ
series, hardly used fully
powered, A/C, mag, music,
etc. 1 Dodge Ram V8
engine, PJJ series. Owner
leaving. Contact Safraz -
220-2047, 644-6433.
TWO Kawasaki Ninjas,
cat eyes, ZX 600
excellent condition, one
owner, leaving helmets,
covers, accessories. No
reasonable offer refused.
Phone 223-1885, 642-
NISSAN Pulsar 4-door
car with mag wheel, CD
Player, fully loaded, like
new, Mitsubishi Canter with
refrigeration system, 3-ton
truck. Call 225-5591, 619-
BMW 325 I Convertible
- auto start, alarm, TV, DVD
System, very nice. Must
see. Low miles $2.5
million. Call 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
series, music, white, A/C,
excellent condition $575
000; Town Ace small bus,
private, mags $475 000
neg. A & R Real Estate &
Auto Sale 618-0025,
- Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab
- $2 650 000; 1 Cherokee
Jeep $1.3M; Toyota Pick-
up 4 x 4 $1.7M; Toyota
Corolla AE 91 $900 000;
Toyota Corolla 11 $775
000, Mitsubishi Lancer -
$1.9M & $2M; Toyota 4-
Runner $1.6M; Cifero -
$1.1M; Toyota Mark 11 -
$900 000; Mercedes
Convertible $7M. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
ONE Black Toyota
Pick-up truck, first owner -
(big foot) 7 % inch lift
kit, air shocks, tortion bar,
track bar, Def stabilizer,
Idle arm truss, front and
back swizzle arm, Def
ratio, can pull 5000 Ibs.
Fully loaded, all kits are
originally. Custom out from
Toyota Factory, Stick shift
5-speed, EFI 4-cylinder
22R with injected and
system. Tel. 226-6527,
623-7242. Inspection at
the Tennessee Night Club.
TOYOTA Carina Scrap
AA 60 (back wheel drive).
Price $100 000. Nissan
Caravan minibus E-24
series, NA20 original
engine good condition.
Price $650 000. Toyota
Dyna 200 Canter truck 2
000. Short base good
condition, BHH 6394,
white. Price $1.1M neg.
Call 624-3614, 274-0563
274-0609, 109 Public
Road Friendship/Buxton,
ECD, (so.popposite
Cemetery). Ask for W.

Oillr1g In-oOf PM,

225-5029, 227-3571 .
1 ERF Flat Bed lorry
- 17-ton, with 5-ton Hiab,
just arrived from UK, can
used as a vehicle
transporter. Price
$3.975M (neg.). Contact
Raj 275-0208, 626-
0350 or Bayee 662-
2 SUPER Custom RZ,
long base $1.3M $1.4M, 3
RZ mini, buses long base, EFI,
mags, etc $1.4M $1.6M, 1
- 250 Honda Vigor 5-cyl, fully
powered, mags, music, A/C,
etc. $1.1M neg. A & R REAL
222-4781, 618-0025
V6, 2005, 1000 RR HONDA
2000 TUNDRA RED, 2004
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; % HP motors;
poultry waters, trays
troughs, etc.; 1 wooden
boat, 1 paper feeder,
spray cans, computers and
more. Must be sold.
Owner leaving country.
Contact Tel. 233-6262
MAZDA Miata Convertible
Sports car only 17 000 miles,
5-speed, CD Player, like new
- $2.2 million. Call 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
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.
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,
NISSAN Pathfinder SE V6
- 2-door fully powered,
automatic, A/C, sunroof, auto
start, alarm, CD Player, mag
wheels, roof lights, front
electrical damaged, already
bought most of parts back,
sold as is $1 Million. Call
624-8402, 227-7677, 225-
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.
TOYOTA Scion, new DVD,
alarm, etc. $4.5M, AE 91
Sprinter, EFI $675 000, AT
170 Corona, EFI $875 000,
GT Starlet $900 000, Ceres
- $1M, 2-ton Canter $1.1M,
Hilux Surf $2.5M, Mitsubishi
Lancer $1.8M, Minibus IRZ
long base $1.6M, Short base
- $1.5M; DVD, etc. Master
Piece Auto Sale. 218-4396,
622-5853, 625-9947.
AUTO SALES 222-4781,
618-0025. AT 170 Corona,
AT 192 Carina, AT 150
Corona, AE 81 Corolla, RZ
bus, Marino, Ceres, AE 91
Corolla, Mark 2, Honda
Vigor 100 Corolla &
Sprinter, Starlet, Hilux Surf,
4 x 4 Pick up, Town Ace bus,
G-touring Wagon, B12, 813
Sunny, EE 98 Wagon, 3Y
bus. Much more. All prices
ne8. Vehicle as low as -
$5 0 000.
ARE you interested in
buying or selling your
vehicles? Then contact
Anita or Rocky at Anita's
Auto Sales at 43 Croal &
Alexander Sts.,
Georgetown or on Tel. No.
227-8550, 628-2833, 645-

3596. Toyota Carina AT
212, AT 192, AT 170. AT
150, AA 60, Toyota Corolla
& Sprinter AE 100, AE 110,
AE 91, Nissan Sunny FB
13, FB 12, Blue Bird,
Mitsubishi Lancer,
minibuses IRZ, 3Y
Caravan, 4-Runners, P/
ups, BMW, Toyota Wagon
ET 176.
Silverado Pick Up,
enclosed, 5-door, power
steering, mag wheels.
good tyres, automatic,
good for interior
transportation service -
$750 000 neg. PFF series,
1 Morris Ital car 5-seater,
excellent condition, came
in from England, never
registered, new tyres -
$1.2M. 1 Morris J-2 van GZ
series $75 000,
transferable with spares. 1
Toyota RT 81 car, needs
body work, engine overhaul
$100 000 neg.,
transferable with spare.
Owner leaving. For
information call 621-
4939. A NAME AND A
Toyota Corolla NZE
121, AE 110, EE 103,
Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra
Cab LN 172, LN 170,
RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN
167, RZN 169, Toyota
Hilux Single Cab LN
106, Toyota Hilux Surf -
RZN 185 YN 130, KZN 185,
Mitsubishi Canter FE 638E,
FE6387EV, Toyota Carina
-AT 192, AT 212, Toyota
Marino AE 100, Toyota
Vista AZV 50, Honda CRV
RO1, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11,
Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM
15, Toyota Mark 2 GX 100,
Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210
Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH 110 Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer .SC2A,
Toyota Corolla G-
Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales, 226 South
Rd., Bourda,
Geor etown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973,
227-3185, Fax'. 227-
3185. We give you the
best cause you deserve
the best.

1 6-INCH joiner, 110
- 240V on bench $45
000, 1 skill mitre
adjustable saw; l10v -
$35 000, 1 hand cross cut
saw, 110 v $16 000, 1
large heavy duty bench
grinder, 110 v $25 000,
1 edge sander, 110 v -
240 v on stand $45
000. 1 electric chain saw,
110 v $50 000, 1 Yale
VY ton chain hoist $25
000, 1 vacuum cleaner
industrial and
commercial for cleaning
floor carpet, 110 v with
large dust bag on wheels
- $35 000, USA Model. 2
45-gallon drums


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concrete hardener used
to harden concrete fast
or hollow blocks both -
S$100 000 or $1 500 per
Gallon, 1 4-feet
aluminium platform
ladder to do cleaning -
$10 000, 6 aluminium
t canisters ctose very tight
for storage of money and
gums and ammo and
tools 3 x 2 x 12 $10
000 3 x 2 x 15 $15
000 3 x 2 x 12 $18 000,
USA Model, 1 110 -
240V pressure water
pump complete with
pressure tank and switch
$40 000, 12 private
Oxygen bottles, no rent
paid $20 000 each, 1
Snew in box 18 000 BTU
Peak Split Unit Remote.
240 V $100 000, 1 new
16 feet aluminium
ladder in 8 feet halves,
Mexican made $25 000,
1 large General Electric
stand up freezer 110 v in
excellent condition $100
000, 1 new large light
Blue fibreglass tub $35
000, 3 new fire
Extinguishers in box $10
c 000 each, 100 new good
year truck liners, size 20 -
$1 000 each, 1 new
complete imported
Satellite Dish Stand large
$100 000, 1 Xerox 5028
Scopier needs servicing
240v on stand $100 000,
6 metal four-drawer used
filing cabinets at $20
000 each, 2 new
executive writing desk
chairs in box $25 000, 1
2000 watts transformer
step down and step up,
110 240 $15 000.
Owner leaving. 621-4928.

Contact Baby, 1 'B' Shell Rd.,
Drivers. Tel. 226-8973.
WAITRESSES to work in
Bar. Call 662-5549, 662-
MALE & females to
work at car wash. Tel. 231-
1786 or 621-5332.
ONE experienced
Mechanic at least 5 years.
Call # 641-8851, Ivan
TAXI Drivers and
Contract car to work at Taxi
Service. Now opening on
East Coast. Call 220-8210,
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-
to do hire car work. Call:
Jeffrey # 622-8350 or
person to Monty's
Restaurant & Bar. Last Street
LB1 or Tel. 220-7846.
ONE male Cleaner.
one Driver. Apply
Technical Services Inc..
18 23 Eccles Industrial
Site, EBD.
ONE Domestic
between the ages of 25
and 45 years. Contact
Pamla on 662-8940.
ONE Truck Driver for
Le land Daf. Call 621-
0371, 625-9406, 225-
9420, 226-3563.
ONE live-in Maid from
country area between
ages 25 and 30 yrs. Apply
52 Evans & Russell Sts-,
Chariestown. Call 226-
Barber. Call 225-5426 or
644-3555. Pauline
Hairdressing Salon, 177
Charlotte Street.
ONE experienced
Cosmetologist at least 3
years. Call # 226-9448,
1 GANG Saw Operator.
Contact Ganesh Cheddie,
29 Pouderoyen. WBD. Tel.

Salesgirls and Handyboy.
Apply Jay's Variety Store.
Sharon Bldg., King Street,
G/town. Tel. 225-4413.
BUSINESS owners/
vendors to participate in
a one day national
exhibition. Interested
person, kindly call 218-
ONE Snackette
Attendant. Apply 352 East
St., opposite Public
Hospital with Food +
Health Certificates.
LEES Snackette. One
Cook to make Purl, Egg
ball, Potatoes ball. 231-
1272 267 Thomas & New
Market Sts. Opposite
TRUCK Driver to work
in Timehri area. References
and Police Clearance
required. Call 226-4514,
225-8915 (Office).
URGENTLY needed -
live-in Waitresses to work in
a liquor restaurant.
Reasonable salary. Contact
Balo 259-0574.
SALESGIRL full-time
and part-time positions.
Must live in Georgetown.
Call 625-2710. Also
Pharmacist part-time.
ONE live-in Maid
between 30 and 40 years of
age. Preferably from country
area. Telephone # 223-
8074, 226-3065.
with own tools. Apply
Guyana Variety Store, 68
Robb Street. Ask for Johnny.
PROPERTY and land to
purchase or rent in and
around Georgetown, Parika.
Call 226-0200, 628-8384.
1 FEMALE to work in DVD
Club. Apply in person to
Movie Town DVD Club, 5
Alexander St., Kitty (opp.
Police Station). Tel. 223-
COMMERCIAL properties/
land/business placesloffices/
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyersitenants. TEL. 226-
8148. 625-1624.
WANTED one salesgirl
to work shifts in C-Store.
Please apply with written
application Correia's Esso. 8
- 10 Vlissengen Rd., Bel Air
Park, between 8 am and 4
KITCHEN staff.
experienced waitresses
day shift, Handyman.
Contact Eric tel. 643-
4403. 223-1682 or
contact 189 Barr Street,
Salesgirls. Apply with written
application to Regent
Household Electronic at 143
Regent Road, Bourda.
Telephone 227-4402.
ONE experienced Cook
specialising in all dishes.
Apply to Sleeping Guest
House. 151 Church Street
or call 231-7667, between
10 am and 4 pm.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure.
pedicure. facial and
hairstyles, 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.
DRIVER between the
ages of 35 and 45 with
Licence for motorcycle, car,
lorry, van. Apply to the
Manager of Household Plus,
131 Regent St. with
1 MAID to look after
baby and house. 8 am to 6
pm. Apply in person to
Back to Eden. David St., Si
ville. References required
and Police Clearance-

BUYING all scrap metal,
aluminium, copper, brass and
scrap iron. Call 266-2515,
266-2207, 266-2076, 266-
2492 (Fax) Email:
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.
LIVE-IN Domestic/Cook,
female between the ages of 35
and 40. Salary $42 000
monthly. Must like dogs. Send
application with photo to: 22
Austin Street, Campbellville,
Georgetown, Guyana.
CASHIERS & Salesgirls.
Requirements: Secondary
Education. Applicants must
apply with a written application,
a passport size photo to Survival
Supermarket- 16 Duncan St. &
Vlissengen Road. Tel. # 227-
WANTED urgently one
Bitumen truck operator to
work in the Interior. Must
have experience in Road
construction. Apply to
Ramjit at Jay Pees Office at
212 Barr Street. Tel. 225-
9920, 225-4500, 226-3597.
EXPERIENCED carpenters,
masons and labourers to work
within the Georgetown area.
Requirements. Must be able to
work without supervision. Contact
98 Hadfield Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown Guyana.
1 PART-time Office Clerk.
Must have experience in
computers & customer service
and must be very flexible. 1
application, 1 recommendation,
1 Police Clearance, 2 Passport
size pictures at a Hotel. 226-
2852. Call between 9 am and 5
pm. attractive salary.
ONE Sales Attendant, one
Assistant, Disc Jockey. Must have
knowledge of all types of music
(Indian music) preferable. One
all-rounder that will be above to
trained as a Bar Man, Waiter. DJ,

etc. Tel. 226-6527,
appointment after 5 pm daily.
Tennessee Entertainment
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.
TWO Snackette Attendants
between the ages of 16 and 20
yrs. One experienced Cook/
Pastry Maker between the ages
of 25 and 40 yrs. One Kitchen
and Bar Attendant between
ages of 16 and 25 yrs. One
Cleaner for half-day work
everyday. Experience a plus.
Call Albert or Michael on Tel.
223-5204, anytime.
SECRETARY to work in
office. Must have at lease 3
subjects CXC and between 20
and 30 years of age. Apply in
person with written application
and two recent references to the
Manager of Rainsat /
Telecommunication Network
Inc., 235 South Road,
Lacytown, G/town. Between,
Camp & Alexander Sts. Tel. 225-
0310, 225-7274.
Handyman, preferably with
woodworking experience in
G.T. Apply with 2 references
at Morgan's Furniture Store
- 167 Charlotte St.,
Lacytown, Mon. to Fri.
1 TRACTOR Operator/
Driver, to operate four
machines, cultivate
equipment and hay making
equipment. Applicant must
possess a valid tractor Driver's
Licence, must be non smoker,
non drinker, Police
Clearance, 4 .years
experience. Contact Tyrone
Power. Tel. 246-262- 4411,
246-423-3277, @ Dainty
Farres Limited Golden Grove,
St Phillip, Barbados. N.B.: Mr.
Power would be in Guyana
to conduct interviews.

Please contact Mr. .Wynteron 333-3154/333-6628 Or
Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304

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

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

1- GOING business
place. 30ft x 35ft. 1-
secured beautifully tiled
office 30ft x 25ft. 1-3
bedroom house fully
grilled in N/A.Call 333-
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes
located in Coburg Street
(next to Police
Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634

building, newly built in the
heart of New Amsterdam.
Price reduced
drastically. Call 333-
2457. 337-2348.
2-STOREY prime
residential property
situated in Canefieid
Canje Public Road. Price
- $20 million, negotiable.
Contact Tel. 327-7164.

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

Store, panel doors,
cupboard doors,
windows and mouldings.
Pitt Street & Republic
Road. N/A. Te1.333-

SAWMILL machinery &
new spare parts, also (1)
518 Caterpillar cable
skidder. Tel 339-2547.
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 'lad- one steel rake
Call T-i .- -3460
.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. I Lister
generator. Call: 333-
1 LITTLE Giant
dra line with 371 engine: 1
- 48" x 36" pitch propeller:
(1) 3'/" dia. x 13 t 6 ins.
ropeller shaft; 1
erKins marine with
transmission 1 Bedford
engine block with
standard crank shaft and
head: all sizes of 3-
phase motors; cutting
orch one complete qas
welding set. one 371
GM engine Tel:

S Tii Mierimoriami f

In loving memory of WINIFRED
S who departed this life on February I
A wonderful person has gone to
Forallof us you did your best
We miss you and we always i ll
Your place in our nearls no other
can fill
God knows best, so to ease your
He called you home to eternal rest
Sadly missed by her mother, aunt, nieces,
cousins and other relatives and friends.

n1 Memory
of a great husband, father and
grandfather MR. GURDAT
SINGH alk (WHIP) of 32
Airy Hall. Mahaicony,
who departed this life
on February 9,2005
You never said you
You were gone
before we knew it
S In Ie we loved you .
SIn death we love
you still
In our hearts you
hold a place that no ,
one could ever fill
It broke our hearts to
lose you the day God took
you home
Dad our family and life would never be the same
Without you.
We pray that God wll continue to give us strength to
go through each day
You will always be remembered by your loving
wife Ramdularie Singh of 32 Airy Hall, M/cy.; 11
caring children, 23 grands, 14 great grands,
sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, relatives and
friends. _

in loving memory of .
our dear beloved
husband, father, son,
brother, in-law, cousin
and friend: MR.
who passed away on
February 9, 2004 in .
the USA, former
employee of Docol. '-:
Dear dad, we miss you
very much and wish
everyday of our lives '
that you were here to
share a lot more
happiness that life has .
to offer. :

You walked through the door that night and never
comeback tous.
God took you to prove to us that He only takes the
best. We will always remember and cherish all the
goodtimes we sharedwith you.
Oh! Dad we missed you so much that we would give
anything in the world to have you back here with us
God eased your pain and it gave a lot of grief to us.
Dad you will always live in our hearts forever and
Rest in peace our dearbeloved one.
Sadly missed by his wife Chandra, Kids Shelly &
Ravin of USA. Mom Joyce, sisters Chan,
Khalika, Hayila & Geeta, brothers Loak,
Krishindat & Sew, in-laws, nieces, nephews,

__~~~~~w ._LP~~~IS~~~~

We all miss and love you.
Rest in peace.

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B r.L

Windies cricketers

start off with...
From back page
the session was akin to a walk in the park for the squad. The
light session was deliberate, so as not to demand too much of
the jet-lagged players but the intensity will kick up several
notches today when King will lead an all-day session.
King spent a good deal of the first session working with
leg-spinner Rawl Lewis who worked in tandem with
wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, presumably so that Ramdin
could find Lewis' googlies easier to pick.
Assistant coach David Moore, who takes the lead in wicket-
keeping coaching responsibilities, continued his work with Ramdin,
which was started in Sri Lanka and continued in Australia last year.
Opening batsmen Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga and Wavell Hinds
along with irrepressible all-rounder Dwayne Bravo had hits in the
outdoor nets while the others chose the indoor facilities. The entire
session lasted for two and a half hours.
The West Indies start the tour on February 16 with a
Twenty20 match against New Zealand, followed by five one-
day matches and three Tests. (

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DHAKA, (Reuters)
Bangladesh have recalled all-
rounder Alok Kapali in the
15-man one-day squad to host
Sri Lanka this month, the
Bangladesh Cricket Board
said Friday.
Kapali, who has played 16
Tests and 45 one-day
internationals, last represented
the Tigers on Jan. 31, 2005
against Zimbabwe in Dhaka. He
was recalled after an impressive
all-round show in ongoing do-
mestic competitions.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Former captains give Twenty20
From back page


the hand-over of the US$100 000 to the local cricket board.
Sir Viv said he strongly believed the Stanford Twenty20 initiative would assist in keeping a genera-
tion of young cricketers focused and that with the type of assistance being offered by the tournament,
it would be an opportunity for advancement.
"This Twenty20 will be good for the region because what we are going to highlight in 2007 (Cricket
World Cup), this basically, will be a prelude to what is going to take place," Sir Viv, a director of the
Stanford Twenty20 with responsibility for Guyana and Montserrat, told CMC Sports.
"The Twenty20 also will create the kind of excitements and energies, that were missing
around the Caribbean for a long time."
Richardson, who captained the West Indies 24 times in Tests, said the Twenty20 competition
would be an ideal opportunity for the players to get in shape for next year's World Cup in the Carib-
"Certainly, the Twenty20 tournament will give the guys the opportunity to get into intense train-
ing for the shorter version of the game," Richardson, who played 86 Tests between 1983 and 1995,
pointed out.
"They will have skilled trainers and dieticians to monitor all the players in the competi-
tion, and certainly it adds for the guys preparing for CWC 2007."


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will play three one-dayers and
two Tests.
Bangladesh squad: Habibul
Bashar (captain), Khaled
Mashud, Khaled Mahmud,
Javed Omar, Mohammad
Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Rajin
Saleh, Alok Kapali, Shahriar
Nafees, Mohammad Rafique,
Mashrafe Mortaza, Manjural
Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Abdur
Razzak, Syed Russel.
Feb. 19: First one-dayer (D/N),
Feb. 20: Second one-dayer (D/
N), Bogra
Feb. 24: Third one-dayer,
Feb. 27-March 3: 1st Test,
March 6-10: Second Test,

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Kapali gets rec'all
or Sri Lanka



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SOOKDEO SITARAM: In fond and loving memory of our
beloved mother and grandmother SUMINTRA
SOOKDEO-SITARAM a/k BABAL, of Toronto and Ottawa,
Canada and formerly of 2005, Cross Street, Alexander
Village, Greater Georgetown, who quietly departed this
world ten years ago on February 9, 1996 in Ottawa,

Your life was full of kindly deeds
Giving a helping hands to all in need
Only those who have lost
Could tell the pain of a last farewell

Gone is the face we loved so dear
Sweet is the voice we loved to hear '
And in our hearts, you will always be
Because no one can ever replace you our dearest mother
Thanking you for making us the persons we are today
In our hearts you will always remain

Remembered and missed by your ten loving children: Parbattie i
Narine, Bhagrattie Ramkissoon, Ramrattie Persaud, Rita Rana,
Ramnauth Sookdeo, Irene Kamal and Prem Sookdeo of Canada, Sattie
Singh and Seeram Sookdeo of the USA and Chandra Jagnandan of
Queenstown, Georgetown and thirty six grand children, great
Grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Gone but not forgotten Rest in peace
A t i May Hanuman Baba keep you in His heavenly abode. '
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In loving memory of ROSE
JAMES, formerly of 29 Public
'' Road Friendship, East Coast 1
Demerara who departed this
life on February 14, 1993. \
You stand besides our beds at
nights '
We know because we sense a j
glowinglight "(
You come with the wind and
touch us gently If
We seem to hearyou whisper
"I love you my dear ones, you are all still very
Although many years have gone by"
Thirteen years seems not so very long
We do not grieve but have memories
That makes us strong
In your memories we see the love you shared
Andknow how much you really cared
For each and every one of us
Sadly missed by your children Winston,
Millicent, Winifred, Wesley, Lloyd, Michael and
Faye, the many grand-children, great grand-
children, relatives and friends.
May your soul rest in peace.



India steamroll Pakistan

to levelODI series

RAWALPINDI, (Reuters) In-
dia produced a fine batting
performance to steamroll Pa-
kistan by seven wickets in
the second one-day interna-
tional and level the series
India's reply of 266 for
three in 43.1 overs to Pakistan's
265 included half-centuries from
Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid
and Yuvraj Singh who hit an un-

PAKISTAN innings
S. Butt c Dhoni b Pathan 0
K. Akmal b Pathan 14
S. Malik run-out 95
M. Yousuf run-out 1
Inzamam-ul-Haq c Sreesanth
b Khan 8
Y. Khan c Kaif b Agarkar 81
S. Afridi c Kaif b Pathan 18
A. Razzaq run-out 14
Naved-ul-Hasan c Raina
b Agarkar 6
U. Gul not out 17
M. Asif run-out 2
Extras: (nb-5, w-4) 9
Total: (all out, 49.2 overs) 265
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-43, 3-46, 4-68,
Bowling: I. Pathan 10-1-43-3 (w-
1), S. Sreesanth 10-0-52-0 (nb-2),
Z. Khan 9.2-0-53-1 (nb-2), A.

beaten 82.
It was India's 10th win in
11 matches chasing a target.
"1 thought it was a very pro-
fessional performance from our
boys. The key was the bowling.
They bowled really well on a
good batting track," India's skip-
per Dravid said.
The Pakistan innings re-
volved around 95 from
Shoaib Malik and 81 from

Agarkar 10-0-52-2 (nb-1, w-2), S.
Tendulkar 7-0-45-0, V. Sehwag 3-
0-20-0 (w-1).
INDIA innings
V. Sehwag run-out 67
S. Tendulkar c Akmal
b Razzaq 42
R. Dravid c & b Malik 56
Y. Singh not out 82
M. Kaif not out 5
Extras: (lb-6, nb-3, w-5) 14
Total: (for 3 wickets,
43.1 overs) 266
Fall of wickets: 1-105, 2-123, 3-
Bowling: Naved-ul-Hasan 7-0-60-
0 (nb-2, w-1), M. Asif 6-1-28-0, U.
Gul 9-0-49-0 (nb-1, w-2), A.
Razzaq 7-0-43-1 (w-1), S. Afridi 2-
0-17-0, A. Khan 9-0-37-0, S. Malik
3-0-24-1 (w-1), Y. Khan 0.1-0-2-0.

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Younis Khan with left-arm
pacer Irfan Pathan taking 3-
43 to win the man-of-the-
match award.
Pathan took two early wick-
ets as Pakistan were reduced to
68 for four after winning the
toss and batting first, but a part-
nership of 102 between Malik
and Younis revived the innings.
India made a rapid start to
their reply, Sehwag blasting a
belligerent 67 from just 60 balls
with ten fours and one six.
He clubbed Rana Naved for
22 runs in one over while fel-
low opener Sachin Tendulkar
also joined in the fun, belting
Umar Gul for three fours in one
over as they put on a rapid 105
from 94 balls.
Pakistan, without strike
bowler Shoaib Akhtar for the

second match in succession,
removed Tendulkar for 42 in
the 16th over when he was
caught behind off Abdul
Sehwag was out two overs
later in freakish fashion when he
played down Razzaq to fine leg
and while coming back was
beaten by a direct throw from
Gul, whose wild return went
over keeper Kamran Akmal's
head and hit the stumps.
Dravid scored 56 from 61
balls with five fours and shared
a stand of 118 with Yuvraj.
"Our fielding was shock-
ing and everything went
wrong for us. We played
badly and they played well.
We got badly thrashed," Pa-
kistan coach Bob Woolmer
told reporters.

U.S. left without IOC

executive board seat

By Karolos Grohmann

TURIN, (Reuters) American
influence in the Interna-
tional Olympic Committee
(IOC) ebbed on Friday when
the United States failed to
grab a seat on the IOC's ex-
ecutive board.
It was the second blow in
two days for the country with
the wealthiest and most power-
ful National Olympic Commit-
tee, after the IOC voted against
reinstating popular U.S. sports
softball and baseball as Olym-
pic sports.
But IOC chief Jacques
Rogge played down any talk of
a rift between them.
American IOC member James
Easton failed to get elected as an ex-
ecutive board member despite fel-
low American member Anita
DeFrantz's last-minute withdrawal
to boost his chances.
This left the United




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Rogge also rejected claims
that the exclusion of softball and
baseball was politically driven.
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cal decision." he said. "This is
done on the basis of a report."
The IOC elected German
member Thomas Bach. who re-
places Easton as its vice-president.
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Yuvraj Singh (left) and Mohammad Kaif celebrate India's
seven-wicket victory. (BBC Sport)

II -.- -,,I' f B

Sports Editor

IN 2003, the sports panel blundered by incorrectly voting
Wayne 'Big Truck' Braithwaite as Sportsman-of-the-Year
(2002) with Vivian Harris as runner-up.
It should have been the other way around as Vivian had
won three (3) fights including his World title, while Big Truck's
only victory was for his World title.
Vivian Harris beat a defending World champion by a sec-
ond round knockout while 'Big Truck' won a vacant title by a
tenth-round TKO. There were quite a few comments and let-
ters but it seems our so-called "knowledgeable" panel has not
learnt, but have not gotten worse.
The aforementioned case was somewhat palatable because
everyone was happy to know we have two world champions
winning titles in less that one month apart. However, facts are
facts and should always be respected and acknowledged.
The 2005 Awards are not worse and in the case of Cleve-
land Forde a total disgrace. Let me start with the sportswoman-
of-the-year award, Pamela 'Grenade' London won a World title
in boxing, but is runner-up to Nicolette Fernandes. a squash
player who won a few National and Regional titles and is rated
about number 46 in the world. Is a world title not higher?
Alika Morgan was more dominant locally and regionally
than Michelle John, but is runner-up to Michelle John. Per-
haps the panel did not have all the achievements of Miss Mor-
gan at their disposal. However, if some of the twelve members
of the pane had done a little research by making a few phone
calls these "mistakes" would have been avoided.
tthe Awardee for runner-up Junior Sportsman-of-the-year
is the biggest blunder in years perhaps decades. Cleveland Forde
was not a junior in 2005, so how can he be runner-up junior
sportsman-the-year? Ionly hope he would be "man enough"
and refuse this award.
FoTrerly, a few athletes who were outstanding but did not
receive awiads were given an Honourae Mention. HHas ehis
been stopped ? i didn't read of any, certainly Trenace Lowe and
Gwefcndol .d Neal deserved mention.
eFinay only urge te no w n Minister of Sports to launch
lan invesli;oonn t onto these Award il il and it se ay congratua-
Alions esp o Ransford Goodiuck an Lon Johnon. r egionallys
were unicl dly two clear wirnners-u
haps the apthetes wrote about, thii evs nothing pers-na
is but bigge t b lund alr awards must eha erdes. le airly. dCeverd
,ecei'e awads were given an Honourable.;i ent in. i;s this
F'ina il :'!' oni. But, in 20;5 he le ., i;!ir of Spoils to launch

fi L. ;' .. simple.
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Parore tells Black Caps 'fear not' West Indies

AUCKLAND, New Zealand,
(CMC) Former New
Zealand wicketkeeper/bats-
man Adam Parore has ad-
vised the national team not
to fear West Indies during

their upcoming series of three
Tests and five limited-overs
Parore, writing in the New
Zealand Herald newspaper,
highlighted that players like

Runako Morton, Rawl Lewis,
Deighton Butler, Jerome Taylor
and Dwayne Smith should not
cause the Black Caps too many
sleepless nights.
"If you want to know what

1 1

By Kevin Pile

CMC Roddy Estwick, the
West Indies Under-19 coach,
has lamented his side's per-
formance in the early stages
of both innings, following
their 126-run loss to India in
the ICC Youth World Cup
quarter-final yesterday.
"If after 15 overs you are
going to be 100 runs, it's going
to be very difficult to maintain
control over the game," Estwick
told CMC Sports in an inter-
view from his hotel in Co-
"I thought the first 15
overs in both innings (were cru-
cial). When we were batting as
well we lost a lot of wickets in
the first 15 overs and that also
put paid to any challenge that
we were going to make to their
India got off to a frenetic
start with their openers adding
110 in 13.5 overs, en route to
284 for nine in 50 overs.
When West Indies batted,
they in turn lost six wickets
for 41 runs in their first 10
overs, to be dismissed for a
paltry 158 off 38.5 overs.
Estwick said the team was
still confident chasing India's
total but the batsmen did not
live up to expectations and this
was compounded by a wicket
that played flatter in the second
innings of the game.

"With the (final round)
games played on Friday you
were playing back-to-back
games on these wickets and I
thought the toss was very, very
important. The wicket lost a lot
of its bounce and scoring was
very, very difficult in the second
innings," Estwick explained.

p .j

"That (fatigue) might have
been a factor because the sun
here in Colombo is very, very
hot but we are not making any
excuses at all, we obviously
didn't bat well.
We have had a sit down ...
and discussed it."
He continued: "It's all a
learning process, it's part of
development and they are go-
ing to be confronted with
these situations a lot during
their career and they have got

to find better solutions to
these kinds of problems."
With the loss, West Indies
bowed out of contention in the
main draw but will now
progress to the plate semifinal
where they will clash with
Bangladesh on Wednesday at
the Sinhalese Sports Club.
Estwick said despite the
disappointment of missing
out on the main competition,
the side was looking forward
to playing in the plate tour-
"We are going to try and get
the boys up and ready for that.
There are still international games.
There are still two games really left,
the plate semifinal and the plate fi-
nal so hopefully we can get into
the plate final and go on to win
that," Estwick said.
The former Barbados fast
bowler also commended fast
bowler Javon Searles on his six-
wicket haul but noted there was
room for improvement.
"We were very pleased
with his wicket-taking perfor-
mance but his overall bowling
performance ... I think Javon
would be the first to admit that
he can bowl a lot better,"
Estwick pointed out.
"But anytime you get six
wickets you still got to be happy
but it's all about development
If you are looking long-term it's
going to take a little while for
these boys to master the full art
of bowling.

Middlesborough stun champions

Chelsea with 3-0 victo

... United cut lead to 12 points

By Martyn Herman

LONDON, England (Reuters) -
Middlesbrough applied the
brakes to Chelsea's Premier
League title express in spectacu-
lar fashion yesterday by hum-
bling the champions 3-0 at the
It was Chelsea's second
league defeat of the season and
only the third since coach Jose
Mourinho took charge in 2004.
It also equalled the worst defeat
of Mourinho's coaching career.
Manchester United took
advantage of Chelsea's rare slip
by cutting the London club's
lead to 12 points with a 3-1 vic-
tory at second-from-bottom
Portsmouth. Cristiano Ronaldo
scored twice before halftime.
Third-placed Liverpool
won 1-0 at Wigan Athletic to
end a run of three defeats in
four games, while fifth-placed
Arsenal needed a stoppage time
equaliser from Brazilian
Gilberto to salvage a 1-1 home
draw with Bolton Wanderers.
Releation-threatened Bor).
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to score inside two minutes.
Chelsea were hampered by
the loss of William Gallas to in-
jury and they slipped further be-
hind on the stroke of halftime
when Stewart Downing's shot
beat Petr Cech.
Any hopes of a Chelsea come-
back vanished after 67 minutes
when Nigerian Aiyegbeni Yakubu
powered past defender John Teny
and rifled a shot past Cech.
It was Chelsea's worst de-
feat under Mourinho and came
against a team hammered 4-0 at
home by Aston Villa last week
and 7-0 by Arsenal last month.
"We lost at Manchester
City and we didn't deserve it,
we lost at Manchester United
and didn't deserve it, we lost
today and did deserve it,"
Mourinho told the BBC, re-
ferring to the only other
league defeats during his
Stamford Bridge reign.
Chelsea have 66 points from
26 games with United on 54 and
Liverpool on 48 with a game in
hand. Tottenham I-Hotsplur. who
play botllon club Sundeiland io-
dlx. arc IOuriIIh iih 44 point,,
(RR",-N ;:: \ P

Liverpool handed recently re-
turned striker Robbie Fowler
his first start for the club since
2001 alongside Fernando
But they were indebted to
Hyypia to end a worrying
slump that had brought just one
point and one goal in their last
four games as their marathon
season began to take its toll.
The Finland defender
volleyed in after 29 minutes
of his side's first league visit
to Wigan.
"We worked very hard
and showed a lot of character
after the midweek defeat by
Charlton," Liverpool man-
ager Rafa Benitez told Sky
Sports. "It was an important
United ran riot in the first
half. Ruud van Nistelrooy nod-
ded in his 22nd goal of the sea-
son after Ryan Giggs had hit
the crossbar following a daz-
zling run. Ronaldo then hit a vi-
cious shot past Dean Kiely and
struck again to make it 3-0.
Portsmouth dominated the
second half and pulled one back
lhiroIgh MNatthew Taylor but aire
Inow eight points ifron salet'v.
'If 'iChelse;' hai\v a bad
xsp xi. \h li no'.v'. \Ov;' t mI -i;.i

shape the West Indies are in
right now, see how many of
these names ring a bell," he
"It's a far cry from the days
of Ambrose, Walsh, Richards,


Greenidge and Haynes striking
fear round the cricket world."
Parore has installed New
Zealand as the favourites to win
the limited-overs internationals
series, starting next Saturday, af-
ter the Twenty20 international
at Eden Park on Thursday.
"Even though Chris
Cairns has gone, and others
like Jacob Oram and Kyle

Mills are injured, a glance at
the West Indies' record in
New Zealand should indicate
how the land lies," Parore
"Even in their prime in
1980, they lost the Test series,
and the last time they were here,
in the 1999-2000 season, New
Zealand won the limited-overs
internationals series 5-0, and
both Tests.
Parore reckons that West
Indies have not got much better
since their last visit although
there were signs in Australia late
last year that they might be
starting to dig their way out of
a giant hole.
"Their master batsman
Brian Lara is not arriving until
the Tests start, and their cap-
tain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul,
good batsmen that he is, never
struck me as leadership mate-
rial," Parore wrote.
"Indeed, he and Pakistan's
Inzamam-ul-Haq were probably
the two men I'd have regarded
as least likely skippers among
players I faced. But in Inzy's
case, he has proved me wrong."
Parore also took the time
to assess New Zealand's
preparations for the 2007
ICC World Cup in the West
"Everything is being done

with the World Cup in mind,"
Parore noted. "It's an old adage
that it's always best to look at
what lies immediately ahead
rather than peering off into the
"But that's not the way things
are done in most sports these
days. The biggest picture looms
largest, and that's not the West
Indies." Parore has cautioned the
national selectors not to hark back
the dibbly-dobbly days of old.
"I don't like our chances in
the Caribbean early next year if
we're heading back that way,"
he remarked.
"Sure, we had some suc-
cess, on occasions, in the days
of Chris Harris and Gavin
Larsen, but we need to develop
more punch in our attack.
"Slow medium pace with
the keeper standing up will win
the odd game, but it has never
won a World Cup and it never
will," he reasoned.
"Nathan Astle and Scott
Styris can do a job for a few
overs, but if we expect them to
be regular providers of 10 overs
an innings then we are in
Parore concluded that
New Zealand will miss the
retiring Chris Cairns and
should look to build a potent
side from now.



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Windies go down to India

and crash out of Youth WC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka,
(CMC) Let down by unchar-
acteristically sub-standard
batting, the West Indies
crashed out of title conten-
tion at the ICC Under-19
World Cup yesterday after
suffering a huge 129-run loss
to India in their quarterfinal
match at the R Premadasa
Chasing India's 284 for
eight off 50 overs, the West
Indies' usually strong batting
never clicked and the regional
side where routed for 158 off
38.5 overs.
They never came to terms
with the new ball pair of
Vijaykumar Yomahesh (4-25)
and Gourav Dhiman (3-27) and
capitulated to 68 for seven in
the 18th over, and despite a
brave effort from the lower or-
der, eventually folded well short
of their target.
Only Andre Fletcher, who
hit 44 from 85 balls with seven
fours, showed any resistance as
the Indian bowlers dominated.
Sunil Narine hit a cameo

29 from 23 balls with five
fours while Javon Searles,
who had earlier snatched a
six-wicket haul in the Indian
innings, struck a defiant 22.
"Obviously we are very,
very disappointed. They (India)
played well, got off to a flyer
in the first 15 overs and that
took the game away from us,"
coach Roddy Estwick, told
CMC Sports in an interview.
"We fought back and
thought we did well to restrict
them to 284 but we never got
going in the second innings and
we fell short."
West Indies started their run
chase disastrously when they
lost opener prolific opener Wil-
liam Perkins without scoring, to
the second ball of the innings,
lbw to Yomahesh with the score
on one.
Things grew worse for the
Windies when captain Leon
Johnson, whose half-century
against South Africa guided the
regional side to the quarterfinals,
fell for one, with the first ball
of the innings' second over to

leave the side tottering at two
for two.
Vice-captain Jason

Javon Searles, who took 6-
68 for the West Indies
against India in the Super
League quarter-final of the
ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup
in Colombo yesterday.
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by 126 runs. Photo credit



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Mohammed followed soon af-
terward for eight and when
Gajanand Singh was removed
in the eighth over for seven
with the score on 32, the heart
of the West Indies batting had
been ripped out.
All-rounders Kieron Pollard
(1) and Shamar Brooks (0) were
dismissed in the space of four
balls in the 11th over bowled by
Yomahesh as the West Indies
slipped to 41 for six and only a
27-run, seventh wicket stand
between Fletcher and Andre
McCarthy (13) halted the slide.
Fletcher then shared a 41-
run, eighth wicket stand with
Narine that saw the regional side
to 109 for eight in the 31st over.
When Fletcher finally de-
parted after more than two
hours at the crease, Narine
and Rishi Bachan (16) posted
the highest partnership of
the innings 49 for the last
Off-spinner Parmar Bipinbhai
took two wickets at the end to fin-
ish with two for 21.
Earlier, India were given a
rousing start by Cheteshwar

Pujara who slammed 94 from
134 balls and Dhiman, whose
77 required a mere 56 balls, with
10 fours and three sixes.
The pair added 110 in just
83 balls, and when Man-of-the-
Match Dhiman departed, Rohit
Sharma kept up the tempo with
50 from 57 balls, in a stand of
99 for the second wicket.

G. Dhiman st Perkins b Narine 77
C. Pujara Ibw b Searles 94
R. Sharma c Johnson b Brooks 50
Ravikant Shukla c McCarthy
b Searles 3
Piyush Chawla c Perkins
b Searles 5
D. Das c Mohammed b Searles 3
R. Jadeja c Pollard b Searles 10
M. Tehlan not out 7
P. Shah b Roach 0
V. Yomahesh c Fletcher
b Searles 1
A. hmed not out 1
Extras:(b-1, lb-4, w-28) 33
Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 284
Fall of wickets: 1-110,2-209,3-219,4-
230,5-242, 6-255,7-273, 8-274, 9-278.
Bowling: Searles 10-0-68-6 (w-15),
Roach 8-1-40-1 (w-2), Narine 7-1-48-1
(w-6), Bachan 9-0-46-0 (w-5), Brooks
10-46-1, Mohammed 60-31-0.

After Sharma's departure,
wickets fell steadily however as
Searles wrecked the middle or-
der to finish with six for 68,
though conceding 15 wides.
Though the highest score
thereafter was 10, Pujara en-
sured India reached their
eventual score by staying un-
til the 48th over.

W. Perkins Ibw b Yomahesh 0
A. Fletcher Ibw b Yomahesh 44
L Johnson c Ravikant Shukla
b Dhiman 1
J. Mohammed c Shah b Dhiman 8
G. Singh c Ahmed b Dhiman 7
K. Pollard c Shah b Yomahesh 1
S. Brooks c Das b Yomahesh 0
A. McCarthy b Piyush Chawla 13
J. Searles c Ravikant Shukla
b Bipinbhai 22
S. Narine not out 29
R. Bachan b Bipinbhai 16
Extras: (b-2, lb-2, w-12, nb-1) 17
Total: (all out, 38.5 overs) 158
Fall of wickets: 1-1,2-2,3-17,4-32,5-
Bowling: Yomahesh 8-1-25-4 (nb-1,
w-3), Dhiman 6-0-27-3 (w-3), Ahmed
6-0-41-0 (w-4), Piyush Chawla 8-1-36-
1 (w-1), Bipinbhai 8.5-0-21-2 (w-1),
Jadeja 2-0-4-0.
Supersub: PM Bipinbhai replaced
CA Pujara.

Australia remain on course to meet India in final

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka,
(CMC) Australia remained
on course for a probable meet-
ing with India in the final of
the ICC Under-19 World Cup
when they easily brushed
aside hosts Sri Lanka by nine
wickets at the Sinhalese
Sports Club yesterday.
Set a moderate total after Sri
Lanka wilted for 177 all out off
46.3 overs, Australia waltzed to
178 for one in just 26.1 overs,
to book their spot in the semi-
final against Pakistan.
Opener Tom Cooper struck
a fluent 84 from 93 balls with
14 fours while Moises
Henriques clobbered seven fours

(CMC) West Indies batting
legend Sir Vivian Richards
has earmarked Denesh
Ramdin as a possible candi-
date to lead the embattled re-
gional side.
Sir Viv, the most successful
captain in West Indies history,
said Ramdin possessed all the
qualities necessary for leader-
ship and at some point, regional
selectors needed to turn their at-
tention to him.
"1 don't know if people
may think he is too young or
what but you look at the qual-
ity young (Denesh) Ramdin
brings to our team." Sir Viv told
reporters during a ceremony to
mark the hand-over of the
US$100 000 to the Barbados
Cricket Association. on behalf of
the Stanford Twenty20 Friday.
'Notably the intclligence

in mi \icw (He ha) all the
qualities that are needed and I
think we may have to turn our
attention at some point to this

and six sixes in an unbeaten 60-
ball, 79, that guided the Austra-
lians to victory.
The pair added 146 for
the second wicket after
opener Usman Khawaja fell
at 32 in the sixth over of the
run chase.
Earlier, man-of-the-match
Henriques captured four for 22
with his medium pace as Sri
Lanka never recovered from a
position of 23 for three.
At the P Saravanamuttu
Stadium, England also booked a
difficult last four meeting with
India, after beating Bangladesh
by five wickets.
Batting first after losing the

Despite playing only five
Tests after making his debut
against Sri Lanka last year,
Ramdin has managed to im-
press with his efficient glove-
work and intelligent batting.
The 20-year-old has struck
two half-centuries, including a
top score of 71 against Austra-
lia in the recent series Down
Under and has also snared 13
Sir Viv said the other con-
tenders for the captaincy posi-
tion had not advanced their
causes in recent time and
though current captain
Shivnarine Chanderpaul needed
to be given a chance, he had to


toss, Bangladesh were dis-
missed for 155 off 48.2 overs
with medium pacer Stephen
Mullaney capturing three for 26.
Opener Varun Chopra then
hit 40 as England stuttered be-
fore crawling to 156 for five in
43.3 overs.
Pakistan set up their semi-
final meeting with Australia
when they also completed a
five-wicket win over Zimbabwe
at the Nondescripts Cricket
They dismissed Zimba-
bwe for 181 in 49.3 overs with
off-spinner Riaz Kail grab-
bing four for 29, before reach-
ing 185 for five off 48 overs.

be temporary measure.
"(Ramdin impresses me)
very much, very much because
we are all speaking about future
captains," Sir Viv continued.
"Some of the guys presently
with the experience who are there
have basically let themselves down
over the years. They haven't learnt
anything. They haven't quite
maybe used the opportunity to
progress themselves and stake a
claim and be positive about the fact
that they would like to lead West
Indies team."
He added: "Ramdin at this
point, I don't think he could do
worse but I think it must be
temporary at this point having
Shivnarine Chanderpaul at the
helm and I believe that later on.
the attention must certainly re-
turn to young Ramdin."
"We have the best (captain)
at this stage and we have got to

experienced individual at this
point and even though maybe in
the last series he wasn't that
successful, we must give him an


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 12, 2006 31

Williams laps entire field

to cart off feature--race ..

By Isaiah Chappelle
FORMER Caribbean Senior
road race champion, Marion
Williams, lapped the entire
field to win the feature 35-
lap Schoolboys & Novices
race at the National Park,
probably smashing the record
in the process, yesterday.

Williams who rode away
with all eight sprint prizes, may
certainly have established the
fastest time by an cyclist riding
alone and possibly a new time
but the record will have to cer-
tified by officials and released
perhaps today.
From the eighth lap, Will-
iams, Greaves, Simon and 14-

ond bunch. With ten laps re-
maining, Simon rode away
from Geron Williams and
Greaves, but they later caught
him back.
By now Williams was in
sight of the trio, with the third
bunch in tow, and he caught
them with two laps remaining,
even surging past them to com-

year-old Geron Williams broke
away from the main bunch and
the ver\ follow ing lap he br6ke
away from that hunch.
By the eleventh lap, he
dropped the first man. Albert
Philander, then, connected
with the second butnch and
carried them:closer to the sec-

Disturbing the Peace

squeeze past ECI

DESPITE a fine opening spell from pacer Gilford Moore
(four for 18), Disturbing the Peace were still able to
squeeze past the 149 made by Engineering Construction
Incorporated (ECI)in their second of the best-of-three fea-
ture 25-over tape ball cricket match played last Sunday at
the National Park Tarmac.
ECI who won the toss and opted to take first strike did
not capitalise from a solid opening stand of 56 between lan
Jardine (30) and Waheed Ward I23 They were eventually) dis-
missed for 149 in the penultimate o'er rith Justin Plummer
hitting a top score of 37 decorated %\ ith three sixes and a soh-
tary four.
Paul Bevaun and Dennis Squires had two wickets
apiece bowling for Disturbing the Peace who in reply were
tottering at one.stage (72-6) but a good 57-run sixth wicket
stand between Bevaun and Squires (20) saw their team
close to victory before it was formalised by Bevaun who
made a defiant unbeaten 40 which contained four fours.
He also received good contribution from his skipper Tyrell
Tull with 29 and 20 as the\ struggled to 150 for nine in the
24th over.,
Supporting Moore, who bowled with good control. were
HillarN Davidson, Trevor Henry and Richard Arjune with a
wicket each.
The two teams, after ECI won the first game. are ex-
pected to collide today from 13:00 h at the same venue for
the final encounter in which a tight tussle is expected.

EBFU 2006 season kicks

off today at Splashmin's
THE East Bank Football Union (EBFU) season will kick
off at the Splashmin's Fun Park today with two different
From 10:00 h Soesdyke Community High School would
tackle Grove Hi Tec football club in the New Guyana Pharma-
ceutical Corporation (GPC) U-15 competition. Another U-15
clash, which follows the first game, will pit Mocha Champs
against Timehri Panthers.
At 12:00 h the senior league commences with Mocha
Champs tackling Soesdyke Falcons. followed by Timehri Pan-
thers squaring off against Grove Hi Tec football club.
The competition will continue next week at the same

fortably win the race, one lap
ahead of the field.
Geron Williams continued to
dominate the Juveniles event,
winning the ten-lapper in
25:22.17 minutes and its two
sprint prizes, with Christopher
Holder finishing second and
Enzo Matthews third.
Holder won the 12-14 Years
race over three laps from which
young Williams is now barred,
and Romel Hernandez was sec-
ond with the third place going
to Johnatan Fagundes.
The Veterans Under-45
five-lap race went to Kennard
Lovell, with Linden
Blackman placing second
along with claiming the
sprint prize, while Virgil
Jones was third. In the Over-
45 category, Patrick Santos
was the winner, ahead of An-
thony.Fariah and Maurice
Fagundes third.
Lloyd Thomas returned to
the circuit after a long absence
to win the Upright race over five
laps. Nigel Jacobs was second
and Mitchroy George was third.
In the BMX races, Travis
Glasgow won the Open event over
three laps and.Ryan Bharrett was
second, while Johnatan Fagundes
rode away with the 12-14 Boys
prize, ahead of Hemandez and Osie
Daniel Major won the 9-12
race, Omar Miranda was second
and Tariq Baksh third, while
pint-sized Daniel Major was the
top rider in the 6-9 division,
with Zayd Baksh second and
Kareem McLean third. The Girls
6-12 prize went to Ashley An-
The meet was organized by
National coach Hassan
Mohamed and sponsored by the
National Sports Commission for
the Mash celebrations.
Cyclists will be back at
the National Park on Febru-
ary 25 for another
programme there, while they
take to the saddle today again
in the NSC road race in West
Demerara from the Demerara
Harbour Bridge to Bushy
Park and back to finish at the
Harbour Bridge. They ride off
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He clocked one hour 19
minutes 36.69 seconds, finish-
ing more than two minutes
ahead of the bunch (1:22:25.24
hours), with Alonzo Greaves
beating Darren Allen in the
sprint for second place, ahead
of John Charles, Tony Simon
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off with light session

AUCKLAND. New Zealand -
In weather more associated
with the Caribbean than with
New Zealand, the West
Indies commenced training

at Eden Park in first gear.
slowly wearing away at the
jet lag after a long and tire-
some trip around the world.
The first session yesterday

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during a practice session at Eden Park, Auckland,
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afternoon was light as Br\ce
Cavanagh led the squad through
a strelchung s elon, which \as
followed b\ a wkarm-up game of
The players then proceeded
to the practice nets where they
batted and bowled with reason-
able but not full intensity.
By head coach Bennett
King's usual
uncompromising standards
Please see page 27

Former captains

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, most successful captain in the
(CMC) Two former West region's history, and fellow -.
Indies captains have placed Antiguan Richie Richardson,
their stamp of approval on who succeeded him as skip-
the lucrative, Stanford per, both underscored the
Twenty20 tournament which value of the tournament
is set to bowl off this sum- while in Trinidad to oversee
Sir Vivian Richards, the Please see page 27 SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS


First drag meet to

kick-start motor


THE fastest streetcar and motorcycles will be
decided today at the South Dakota Circuit in
the first drag meet for the year to kick-start the
racing calendar of the Guyana Motor Racing &
Sports Club.
Established racers as well as ordinary drivers will be pitting
the power and speed of their machines against each other from 12:00
For the first time the Mitsubishi Evolution 6 and 8 will be on
show, boasting more than 500 horse power.
National racing champion Mark Vieira will rev an Evolution 6
and Stanley Ming, the Evolution 8.
Vivek Joshi in his unfancied Toyota Starlet will be back to re-
peat his last July performance, having missed the October meet.
-Dubbed 'Match Box', the car has a Celica 2000 cc turbo-charged
The pink Mitsubishi Evolution named 'Ruff Stuff' should
also be on show with Neville Codette looking for the elusive
top prize and a big clash is expected with Terry Singh in a
silver Evolution, both Evolution 4 machines.
Seasoned racer Peter Morgan should be zooming to the finish
line in his blue Subaru that created quite a stir in the last meet.
Fans, however, are looking forward to the big bikes actually
taking to the track, rather than thundering through city streets try-
ing to create an impression without any competition.
The smaller cycles have also been on show and young Rovin
Sookraj will try to retain his good standing of the past two meets.



FLASH BACK: Terry Singh (left) and Neville Codette match
power in the 'Evolution' battle in the July meet.
Dragsters open the day's meet by matching their machines
against their rivals, regardless of class. They will then be put into
the various categories and the knockout stage begins, leading to the
Each meet last year was bigger than the previous one and
this one should be no different, with serious dragsters actu-
ally preparing for the racing track.



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By Sherry Bollers-Dixon

I had the opportunity to interview Dawna Walter, a well known
journalist who showed the nation how to declutter their houses in
The Life Laundry. In her book, 'Dejunk Your Mind', she showed
me that just like physical clutter, we all have mental baggage too,
some of which needs to go in the crusher: Just think what might
happen if you could let go and free your mind of old attitudes and
beliefs that reinforce other people's impressions of who you are;
negative behaviour patterns; parental baggage, relationships that have
no positive impact on your life and fear of change. Here are a few
simple solutions this week for positive thinking.
I have a really simple view of life. We're here for a good
time, not a long time, so make every minute count. By making
each minute count, it doesn't mean that you have to achieve
something each waking moment. And it doesn't mean that you
have to continuously work yourself to death towards some
magic time in your life when you feel that you are finally able
to take a break or do the things you really want to do. What it
does mean is that you find things in every moment that delight
you and make you feel good. The only thing that prevents
you from doing this is the mental baggage you carry around
with you, which prevents you from seeing things clearly due
to an old pattern and beliefs. So where does the mental
baggage come from? Like the physical clutter in your home,
mental clutter slowly creeps up over the years without you
even noticing. It starts with attitudes and beliefs that you learn
as a child that shape how you view yourself in the world. It is
compounded by habits that develop over time whereby you take
your eye off the ball and go through the motions rather than
truly experience the moment. And it is made worse still by
the self-destructive cycle of carrying the negative experiences
that have happened in your life and using them as a basis to
judge future experiences.
Everyone has mental baggage, but it doesn't have to stop you
dead in your tracks. We live in a society where we turn on the news
and see death and destruction and read papers that warn us of global
catastrophes. Not only do we worry about current events in the
world, we worry about the events that happen during our parent's
lifetime and their parents' lifetime. We worry about the food we
eat, the people that are around us and all these things weight your
down and prevent you from finding .new and exciting ways to life
your life to fullest.
There are so many social norms that we feel we have to live up
to, and with each expectation that we.feelthe need to meet, rather
than the desire to have, will feel like a burden. If you are expected
to be a doctor because everyone in your family is a doctor, it's
fantastic, if that is what you really want to be. But if you choose
to be a doctor in order not to disappoint those around you, you
will never express your true personality and may never feel happy
and satisfied in what you do. The same is.true for sexual preference,
marriage, children, career and any decision that you make based on
other people's expectations. How many times do you make choices

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Simple solutions;
for positive living

that don't feel right in order to get approval and fit in? If you make
them, how often do you think, "What if I had chosen differently?"
We judge ourselves by other people's success and feel bad when
we haven't lived up to someone else's dreams. We worry if a
colleague gets a pay rise, if our house isn't as nice as someone else's
or when friends get married and have babies and we are still single
and childless. Rather than focusing on what you don't have, which
always make you feel bad, you can learn to harness your energy to
get the things you truly do want out of life by clearing your mind
of negative energy patterns.
It always feels better to dream about the things you want'
rather than think about the things you don't have. It is
absolutely astonishing what you are able to see when you look
for it. If I told you to go outside and find a spot in nature that

you think is beautiful, you wouldn't think twice, because you
know what beauty is and can see it and find it when you want
to. And even if I told you to think about your favourite spot in
the world and create it in your mind, you could do that as well,
because when you enjoy an experience, it feels good and it
lasts a lifetime. How often do you look at the beauty that
surrounds you each day? How often do you think about all
the wonderful experiences that you have had and all the people
who love and care about you?
However, if I told you to look in the mirror and list your most
beautiful features, could you do the same? If I asked you to make
a list of twenty things you do best, would you find it easy to do?
If I asked you to write down 50 reasons why you are loveable,
how would you rate? Do you look for the best you have to offer
or do you look at the things you think are faults? What do you
think feels better?
You know what, we all have stuff! Each and every one of us
has had experiences that we would not choose to have again. We
have experienced loss and disappointment and physical injuries or
aches and pains. We succeed at some things and are not so good at
others. We have all done things that we wish we hadn't, said things
in the moment without thinking, and that is what makes us human.
All these things happen in a moment in time that you cannot
revisit. What you can do is .look at what you learned from the
experience and choose different next time you are faced with a similar
De-junking your mind is easier than you think. It doesn't take
years of therapy to try to understand what has happened in the
past, for how can you. ever understand other people's motives, or
events that happen that are out of your control? All it takes is to
re-examine some of your ways of thinking that junk up your mind
and keep you reliving the same unpleasant experiences over and
over again. By forgiving yourself and others for all that has happened
in the past, you free up space in your mind to allow in new things.
Once you look at each minute and see what the minute has to offer,
you will never look back.
Starting at this very moment, you can choose to focus on a
thought that uplifts you rather than drags you down. You can
take action to get the things you want right now in the moment,
and when you string all of these moments together you will
find that you feel good, accomplish more and have a lot more
fun in the process. It always feels better to take a small step
forward than to worry about achieving the bigger goals that
can easily overwhelm you. (Reprint from the April 3, 2005
edition of the Sunday Chronicle)

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He meant titles.
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bookstore several erar, ago -
the main aim or the book fair
was to help in promoting
literacy in Gu.ana. He has
his own Millennium
Development Goal of sorts,
an ambitious plan is to put
600.000 books into Gu.anese
communities bi the year
2010. These titles will be
geared primarily for
children, teenagers and
youngg adults.
"A country, that i literate,"
-aid Hopkinso-n is a country
that develop. and progresses; a
country\ the people are
happy ."

T THE Georgetown Reading and Research
Centre's Book Fair that ended yesterday at
the National Gymnasium, the best-selling
books straddle a curious divide.
"Our most popular books," GRRC Director Mr. Rupert
Hopkinson told the Sunday Chronicle, "are religious books, books
about spirituality; and, you know, books about sex. Self-
improvement books are doing fairly well too. Of course we have
other categories."
Those other categories fill the gymnasium, set up on

Chronicle visited the book
fair last week, we found that
his plan to promote reading
seemed to be working in a
way. As two young women
hovered around the displays,
three young men stood and
sat next to one bookshelf,
engrossed in reading. A closer
look at the shelf revealed the
sign 'Sexuality'; a closer look
at the titles they held re-
vealed 'The Kama Sutra' and
'The Joys of Sex.' Hopkinson,
people usually visit prima-
rily in the afternoons and on
weekends. One major attrac-
tion seems to be the price. In
the $100-a-book section can
be found some of the best
books ever written, all paper-
backs. And there are others
under a thousand dollars that
could fit any collection.

about two dozen, or more
stand alone tables; about
as many tables linked
along the sides of'the dis-
play area; and in.boxes be-
yond the borders of tables.
Some soft music drifts
down from speakers high
on the wall. All told, ac-
cording to the GRRC Di-

YOUNGSTERS found the section on 'Sexuality' particularly interesting.

rector, there are about
100,000 titles on display at
the fair. Welcome to
Booktopia 2006.
The Sunday Chronicle
asked Hopkinson whether his
claim of 100,000 titles was ac-
curate or whether he meant
100,000 books, including mul-
tiple'copies of several books.

To this end, he stated that
he plans to host a Guyana Book
Fair three times yearly. The
next one is scheduled for mid-
year although he isn't quite sure
of a venue as yet. It is either
back at the gymnasium or at the
GRRC building on Waterloo
When the Sunday

For this reporter, the
most interesting title,
however, was one by Ben-
jamin Hoff called the 'Te of
Piglet', a companion reader
to the 'Tao of Piglet'. Who
ever knew that Zen mysti-
cism could exist in the
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One night at dinner she ordered a huge dish froi
complained she was embarrassed about taking foo
taurant and asked the waiter to put the leftovers in a
he brought it back, she placed it in front of me so it
I'm the one carrying it out.


;, l

'H .1 *I!-

vays putiting
ter meeting
my weight.
y fiance and
ot, and she
:he only one

She saw nothing wrong witiht-at, so my tianch moved it rom
me and put it in front of himself. She also pretends I'm not a sig-
nificant part of her son's life, and she's even insulted someone in
my family in front of me. My fiance says he will talk to her about
it, but I doubt he will say what needs to be said.

Noreen, sometimes we are better off looking at problems from
m the menu. She the most base level. At first blush the issues here seem to involve
d out of the res- common courtesy, respect for others, or even the need to turn the
container. When other cheek at times.
would look like But looking at this in the most base terms, what is going on?
One animal is trying to impose its will on another. Your future
mother-in-law wants the dominant
position, and she wants you in the
subordinate position. There are no
excuses -cultural, social, or religious
to justify what she did at the din-
Sner. It was an act of pure, naked,
animal dominance.
Since she's put your relation-
"ship in those terms, the only choice
S is to respond in kind. When a
Spuppy piddles on the carpet, with
effort you can correct its behaviour.
But if you let the behaviour con-
tinue unchallenged, it will only
grow worse.
There is an old saying that
S a son's a son 'til he takes him a
wife, but a daughter's a daugh-
ter all of her life. If the first part
/ fiance, your mother-in-law will
be a manageable problem of
___i c anr, -, your marriage. If it is not true
of your fiance, you will have a
problem which grows worse year
by year.


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Direc~nswes @Wyne~n ~ TAaMARAm


Better Hope Community Centre Compound
Better Hope North, East Coast Demerara
Tel: 220-88991220-1441

In accordance with Section 66 of the Local Government Act 28:02 the
Better Hope-LBI Neighbourhood Democratic Council under the
provisions of Section 10 (1) of the Local Government Organs Act No. 12 of
1980 as applied to Section 54 (2) of the Local Government Chapter 28:02
has with the approval of the Regional Democratic Council, Region No. 4
Demerara-Mahaica (Local Government) fixed percentage of General
Rates for the period January 1 December 31, 2006 in respect of the
following Sections of its Council Rating Area as mentioned hereunder.

Rating Sections
1. Residential Areas
2. Commercial Business
3. Transported Areas
4. Title Lands
5. GuySuCo Lands
GuySuCo Buildings
GuySuCo Factory & Office
6. Non Title Areas

$6,000 per acre

Thakur Persaud
Better Hope/LBI NDC

Are self-employed persons entitled to
Disablement Benefit and what are the qualifying


No. Self-employed persons are not cov
Disablement Benefit. This benefit is pa,

employed person who has suffered loss of
Faculty due to an Industrial accident.

There are no qualifying conditions to be satisfied
for this benefit. However, the employed person 1
must be covered by National Insurance Scheme. \,

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/catl
T1-r 1%4 A 1" TYTI A f1 I

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.



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able to an I



Sunday Chronicle February,12, 2006

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InfeI ction-s -

INFECTIONS caused by Candida species
of fungus comprise one of the most com
mon oral disease conditions encountered
in the practice of dentistry. The disease, also
known as thrush, may clinically present it-
self in several different forms. It is mainly
observed as white, soft plaques overlying
areas of redness on the mucosa (lining)
which are removed easily, possibly showing
pinpoint areas of ulceration. In infants it can
commonly be referred to as thrush.
When clinical Candidosis emerges, it can result from a
variety of predisposing or associated factors. These factors
include but are not limited to: age extremes, malnourishment,
metabolic diseases, concurrent infection with other harmful
germs, antibiotic treatment, HIV infections and radio
Candida can be found in the mouth of newborns at a
rate of approximately 40 per cent, which correlates well with
vaginal carriage of the mother at the time of birth. However,
the disease affects 4 to 10 per cent. These infections appear
milky white curd like plaques which are easily removed by
digital (finger) rubbing and are generally evident three to
seven days after birth.
With the increasing age and a corresponding increase in
the diversity of the germs that naturally inhabit the mouth,
there appears a corresponding reduction in the incidence of
the signs and symptoms of Candidosis. This may be the
result of increasing environmental competition in the oral
cavity as well as the child's developing competence to fight
off infections.
Women suffer from Candida infections four times as

lhe Dentist Advises

much as men because of hormonal factor nd are a r.iicrar
incidence of iron deficiency in women. In ihi eldJcri, .1 mn.,r
predisposing factor is the wearing of denture, Chr..nic
atrophic Candidosis (generally known a,. denture ',-rc
mouth) may result from poor denture h-, .-n, and IKen
the denture is worn on a 24 hour basic. Ihe irnfe, in
appears as redness with swelling of the uLun, '.. hi.h i
generally confined to the outline of th denture \\ ihen
the white patches of the Candidosis preernied n aduli-
cannot be scraped off easily, the situair-n ila\ be quiet
serious. The condition can be conlJdred t,[ be j
Candidal Leuplakia which is accepted a'. pie inccrdiiL
Frequently, dentists detect such a ,cenario l i-
inveterate smokers of tobacco.
Several easily recognized clinical enrmiies have been
identified in which Candida is at leas" circulnitaniallh
involved. One of them is angular cheilitis thai ,., e Gu\ anec
call "white corer". The victim usually coniplin. s:tf dr. ne-.
and burning sensation at the corners of the mni,.uh \ ianiir,
b deficiency often may play a role in initkiiin -.u'h l-,h -.r~n
Another case is median rhomboid glossitis Tele- hie ... rd,
simply describe the painless smooth area '.i- '.n ioeiinie,
accidentally discover on our tongue. The palaik- i.pp'.ite
the lesion may also be affected.
Treatment for Candidosis must be done I\ ontr h
is able to assimilate the significance of the prevailing
as it relates to the patient as a whole. Druus amailahbl
for therapy include fluconazole, cloirinazole and


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 (15h') day of the month
following the end of the calendar month to which the return relates
along with a statement and or copies of the relevant bills.

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

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

. ..... ? . ....-
SK. Sattaur
Commissioner- General
Guyana Revenue Authority


Ministry of Agriculture ,

Hydrometeorological Service

Tenders are invited for the supply oftransportati:on usin'3 a nine-seater mini bus '.
(minimum), twice daily for one year for Hydromet Sta\fi 'orkimg at tle Cheddii'.
Jagan International Airport Met Office.

Tenderer (s) can uplift information relating to the task and free tender
documents from the Office of the Chief Hydrometeorolorjicsr al Officer. I
Hydromet Service, 18 Brickdam, Stabroek, Geor'_,eto\ n i

Tender documents must be accompanied: t:, .,:iii :1

a) Certificates of compliance from the Guymana Reventuc -I Iutrity rand
the National Insurance Scheme
b) Copy of vehicle insurance, fitness certificate and current license
c) Copy of Registration certificate

The required documents must be placed in a sealed en,-iel-rpe marked.
MTB Chairman. Ministry of Agriculture.

Tenders are to be deposited in the Ministry '.,f A' L i. ltre Tend,?i Bo-.\
Regent Street Georgetown no later than 14:00 lu .-i'- r. ii bruar I 2u1"

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

Go ernment ads ca3 ce ,/.ed on ;','/i, it ,o ;
II. *-r -f-

2/10/2006, 7 35 PM

India plans

to take

tea out

of tea

and biscuits
MALDA IReuters) For the country's health
conscious, the everyday Indian ritual of
sweet, milky tea and snacks could [.e abok-:t
to lose something the tea.
Sciennllts iin the world's Lirgeit ted producer..4,.
developing "ltea hiscuits" containing only the lifc_''
hancing qualilie ,.of the country 's fa\'vourite brew.'.
The stake-run Tea Research .Associaion says the
bscuists will contain pol phenols the chermicdal
\ which ele'e tea it laJste iand act .i- po-uerlul anfioxi-
d.ants preent1rng cell dimjage and x arding off certain
cancer, but not[ les ailrri'li~.e cLuompounds like caf-
"Tea lovers %ill he able to lasle the tea in the bis-
cuils laced %with tea ingredients," Mridul Hazarika,
the association's director. told Reuters last ] eek from
the northeastern stale of Assam. India's biggest lea
growing state.

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Sunday Chronicle February 12, 2006

Page V

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Architects of our

historic buildings

Prpae fo th National Trust fSuynabyLeno*Hr andez, SenorLctrrUivrst o uyn

HIS article on
our early
designers looks at Sir
Arthur Blomfield, who
designed St. George's
Cathedral; Leonard
Aloysius Stokes, who
designed the Cathedral
of the Immaculate
Conception, Brickdam
and John Bradshaw
Sharpies, creator of
unique residences.

Sir Arthur W. Blomfield
Sir Arthur William
Blomfield RIBA, whom we
credit with the design of the
present St. George's Cathedral,

Georgetown, was born in
England and was mainly

involved in ecclesiastical and
educational, building works.

Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission


The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission is inviting interesting Suppliers to
submit Tenders for the supply items:

a. CATEGORY1 One(1) PlanCopier
b. CATEGORY 2 Four (4) Computers with UPS, Line Conditioner and
Surge Protector

Tender Documents can be obtained for a non-refundable fee of five thousand
dollars ($5000) per category, from the cashier, Guyana Lands and Surveys
Commission, DIUrban Backlands, Georgetown, Monday to Friday between the
hours of 08:30hrs and 16:00hrs.

The completed Tender Documents must be placed in a sealed envelope bearing
no identification of the Tenderer and marked on the top right hand side of the
envelope the category they are tendering for. For example "Category 1 Plan
Copier" and should be addressed to:
The Chairman, Commission Tender Board
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'Urban Backlands

and must be deposited in the Tender Box of the Guyana Lands and Surveys
Commission located at the above address on or before 14:00hrs or 2 pm on
Wednesday, February 22,2006.

Tenders will be opened at 14:00hrs or 2 pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 in
the presence of Tenderers who may wish to be present.

All Tenders must be submitted on the Original Tender Documents purchased
from the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission with the additional
documentation requested as outlined in the Tender Documents.
The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all of the Tenders without assigning any reason whatsoever, and
are not necessarily to make an award to the lowest Tenderer.

Andrew R. Bishop
Commissioner/ Chief Executive Officer
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission

Blomfield never came to
Guyana, and there is a dout in
some quarters in England that he
designed out Anglican Cathedral.
Blomfield was an influential
architect in his day, knighted in
1889 and winning the Royal
Institute of Architects' Gold
Medal in 1891.
Sir Arthur began his
private architectural practice
in 1856 and designed many
churches in England. He was
a Gothic enthusiast and his
buildings in England we now
classify as Gothic Revival.
Having never visited Guyana,
his knowledge of
Georgetown was poor. His
original design for the new
St. George's Cathedral was
'for a building in stone with
a central tower and two
western towers". These plans
being rejected, he submitted
another, this time of timber
keeping many salient points
of the original. The aspect of
his design we no longer see
is the black and white
arrangement of the external

wall, similar to what we see on the internal walls now.

Leonard Aloysius Stokes
Leonard Stokes, architect for the third Roman Catholic
-Catherali (athedral oTe-Tmmacu-tae-TCohepti-n rw-on
lornier President of the Royal Institute of British Architects
IRIBAI and a rcLipient of- RIBX.~ Gold Medal Stokes' early
\\ works m England comrprised mainly. eccleMiasuical budding for
1. ii..E

the Roman Catholic Church he %kas Roman Catholic After
1889. he became the architect for some 20 telephone exchanges
throughout England The Cathedral on Bnckdam in Georgetio n his lasrt ork.
Following the destruction of the second Roman
Catholic Cathedral iCesar Castellani's St. Nlary'sl in
1913 by Fire, Stokes, then President of the RIBA. was
written to by Canon Scoles, brother of priest/architect
Ignalius Scoles. The letter was an invitation to assist
in the designing of a new cathedral. Mr. and Mrs.
Stokes arrived in British Guiana in 1914 and made a
series of inspections of existing buildings in
Georgetown. Because of cracks found in some of these
buildings, it was agreed that a concrete raft foundation
was need to take the load of the building off the
fragile soil.



Notice of Lease Issuance for Mahdia

The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) will commence issuance of
Fifty (50) year leases for State Lands within the MahdiaArea.

DATE: Monday 13 to Friday 17, February 2006

TIME: 8 am -4:30pm

PLACE: Regional Democratic Council (Region # 8)

To uplift your lease please bring the following:
SID card/passport.
Any old lease documents you may have.
Valid Power of Attorney if you are uplifting for someone else.
Please note that the payments of rent, issuance, inspection and survey recovery fees
are required before issuance of a lease.

Persons are advised to bring receipts for any previous payments made.

Date: February 02, 2006

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S---. .__-^ daY iChronl-iceT-5rUary %-'2o06

Pero --

with a Literary Leaning

by Petamber Persaud

VERY part of a
nation 's
literature is
important to the
effective functioning of
the whole. However,
sometimes, some
aspects appear more
glamorous or are more
glamorised than others.
But in the end, the
whole is a sum of its
parts. Writers are
important and so are

the readers. The same
could be said of
playwrights, performing
venues and audiences,
facilitator and
anthologists, editors
and publishers, market
and copyright.
This article will attempt to
show the value of some periodi-
cals with a literary leaning pub-
lished in Guyana since the late
nineteenth century. 'Some' be-
cause numerous publications
appeared for just one issue of
which many were undated and
with little data available; these

may only be of numerical value.
The first publication with a
literary leaning was 'THE
came out in 1860. The 1861 edi-
tion of this magazine, which was
published locally, carried two
short stories dealing with the
subjects, cholera and obeah.
'TIMEHRI', the journal of
the Royal Agricultural and
Commercial Society was
founded in 1882. 'TIMEHRI'
was mainly a historical and cul-
tural journal but included-sam-
plings of Amerindian Lore, Ne-
gro English, book reviews and
intriguing travelogues.

the first substantial literary
magazine, surfaced in 1893.
When the 'TIDE' went out in
the 1950s, it had already set the
foundation for other literary pe-
However, the next magazine
to come on stream was born
more of a competitive nature
than a collaborative effort. The
'TIDE' was produced by the
Argosy while its main rival, the
Daily Chronicle, published the
published under the new title

was founded in December
1915. This magazine has out-
lived many other such publi-
cations, undergoing numer-
ous modifications to meet the
need of its readership and to
carry out its mandate which
is to preserve our literary
identity and cultural integ-
rity. It has launched the ca-
reer of numerous writers and
more than half of its current
issue is devoted to emerging
writers. Recent modification
to the format of the maga-
zine was the production of
reading material for children
via the launching of the
Henry Josiah Writing Short

Story for Children and the
Rajkumari Singh Writing
Poetry for Children.
In 1916, the little known
by the British Guiana East In-
dians Association was launched.
Occasionally, it published po-
ems by East Indians.
Three periodicals surfaced
in the 1940s. The
'PEPPERPOT' produced by
the Bookers Group Ltd, the
'CARIBIA' produced by the
British Guiana Lithographic Co.
Ltd. in collaboration with Clem-
ent Gomes, and
'KYKOVERAL', a product of
the British Guiana Writers As-
sociation and the British Guiana
Union of Cultural Clubs. The
first two were short-lived.
'KYKOVERAL', launched
in 1945, was edited by the in-
domitable litterateur A. J.
Please turn to page VIII

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) invites Tenders from Private
Security Companies to provide security services at Registration Offices of
Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in Regions 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and

Companies may tenderforone or more ofthe Regions.

Interested Companies are required to submit:

(1) Valid National Insurance (NIS) and Guyana Inland Revenue Compliance
(2) Copy of Company or Business Registration Documents
(3) Evidence of Financial/Banking Resources
(4) Record of past/present Security Services provided overthe past 3 years.

The Tender documents could be uplifted from the Office of the Guyana Elections
Commission, 41 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown between the hours of 08:30
hours and 16:00 hours, Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Tender for Security
Services" the name of the Tenderer must not be listed on the envelope.

The envelope must be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement &
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets

Tenders must be submitted by February 14,2006.

The Guyana Elections Commission reserves the right to reject any Tenderwithout
assigning reasons for so doing.

Gocool Boodoo
Chief Election Officer/
Commissioner of Registration
Chief Eiectaon Officer






Contractors are invited to be pre-qualified for works to be undertaken by the Regional
Administration of Region 4.
Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:
a. Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings
b. Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads
c. Drainage and Irrigation Works
d. Termite Treatment
e. Schools Furniture
f. Bridges and fences
g. Surveying
Contractors are required to submit at the time of tendering:
1. A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority. It must be
noted that where a Tender is submitted in the name of a Company/Firm the Certificate
must reflect the name of the Company/Firm and not the owners.
2. A Valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National Insurance
3. Evidence of financial resources from banking institutions available to undertake
4. List of manpower/resource.
5. Record of past performance of works completed.
6. List of machinery/equipment.
7. Contractorwill be classified in three (3) categories (A, B, C) based on their submission.
Pre-qualification must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the
Contractor and should clearly indicate on the top, left hand corner the areas of work to be
Pre-qualifications should be addressed to:
Regional Tender Board
Region 4
East Coast Demerara
and deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administrative Office, Paradise, East
Coast Demerara not later than February 15, 2006 at 09:30 hrs.
Contractors or their representatives may be present at the opening of Pre-qualification.
Regional Executive Officer
Region 4

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Sund, Chrppicle Februar. 12, 2006

i d cals

From page VII

Seymour. This periodical served Guyana and the Caribbean with distinction, publish-
ing some 500 poems, 400Icriflicalarticles, a few short stories and scores of book reviews.
However, it became dormant in 1961.
It must be noted that the periodicals mentioned so far enjoyed an international readership
because of the nature of our colonial society and the extent of the British Empire; things moved
easily among the colonies.
The slack left by the then dormant 'KYKOVERAL' was filled by 'NEW WORLD', 'KAIE',
'EXPRESSION', 'PLEXUS' and a few others of which little data is available.
The 'NEW WORLD' was produced by the New World Associates and edited by David
DeCaires. It surfaced and survived (1964 1967) during an interesting period of Guyana's
history. A remarkable journal belying its size exposed new poets like Slade Hopkinson, Cyril
Dabydeen, Arnold Itwaru, Syl Lowhar, Edwina Melville and Annette Warren, among others. It
also featured the poetry and critical articles of the established writers and initiated a short
story competition.
'PLEXUS' and 'EXPRESSION' exposed the works of Balwant Bhagwandin, John Agard,
Jan Lo Shinebourne, Marc Matthews and Brian Chan, just to name a few. Rose and Wordsworth
McAndrew assisted in the production of the latter.
'KAIE' came on stream in 1965 and worked up quite a steam until it ceased production in
1985. It was created by the National History and Arts Council covering a wide range of cul-
tural and literary issues. This remarkable journal is a researcher's delight. 'KAIE' accommo-
dated the works of over forty writers, launching the career of many.
The 'GUYANA REVIEW', a monthly news magazine, created by David Granger in 1993 must be
included in this category of periodicals. For it features a regular bookshelf and book review.
By the time (2004) the most recent journal came on the market, the 'ARTS JOURNAL',
edited by Ameena Gafoor, there were many other periodicals that appeared and disappeared.
Just to list a few: 'DAWN' (1973), 'HERITAGE' (1973), 'RELEASE' (1978), and 'TURKEYEN
'KYKOVERAL', re-launched in 1984, went dormant again, a victim of lack of funding and
limited readership, among other problems that hamstring any publication in Guyana.
String those periodicals together and find they have kept the flame of our litera-
ture alive, in good and bad times, with each succeeding generation of writers benefiting
from our recorded literary heritage and building on it in no uncertain manner.
* David Granger & Nigel Westmaas. GUYANESE PERIODICALS
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or e-mail:

NEW YORK (Reuters) Pot smokers could be putting themselves at risk for developing bladder
cancer, according to the results of a study of middle-aged men who were seen at two Veterans
Administration facilities.
Marijuana smoking "might be an even more potent stimulant" of malignancy than cigarette smoking,
Dr. Martha K. Terris of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and her colleagues write in the
medical journal Urology.
Terris and her team point out that head and neck and lung cancers have been tied to marijuana use,
and there is evidence that these marijuana-associated malignancies may strike at an earlier age.
To determine if marijuana use might also be associated with bladder cancer, she and her colleagues
evaluated 52 men with the disease who were all younger than 60 years, along with 104 age-matched
Among the men with bladder cancer, 88.5 per cent were habitual marijuana smokers, compared
with 69.2 per cent the controls.
The average quantity of marijuana use also was higher in the men with bladder cancer, the
investigators found. The cancer group clocked up an average of 48 joint-years per patient i.e.,
the individuals smoked the equivalent of 1 joints a day for 48 years, or two2 joints a day for 24
years, etc. while the comparison group reported an average of 28.5 joint-years.
Tobacco use was also heavy among the study subjects, with more than 90 per cent of the men in
either group using tobacco, making it impossible to identify any link between cigarettes and cancer
Marijuana could be more cancer-promoting than tobacco, the investigators note, given its longer
half-life (up to 60 hours versus 12 hours) and the fact that marijuana is smoked without a filter and
held longer in the lungs.
The drug also reduces bladder contractility, the researchers add, which could increase urine retention
and thus greater exposure of the bladder to marijuana compounds.
They advise that younger patients with symptoms that might suggest bladder cancer, who
aren't usually considered at high risk, "should be questioned about a history of marijuana
use." If they answer positively, the researchers conclude, it might be advisable to conduct further



There is an impending vacancy for a


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

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

The Government of Guyana has received a loan fromthe Inter-American Development Bank
(IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is intended that such funds be
applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken by SIMAP Agency.
1. SiMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
following projects:-
i) Rehabilitation of Anna Catherina Block'X' Residential Drainage- Region 3
ii) Rehabilitation of Sarah Johanna Road Region 4
iii) Rehabilitation of Zorg-en-Hoop Road Region 5
iv) Rehabilitation of Belvedere South Block'X' of 7 Residential Road Region 6
v) Construction of Cracana Multi-Purpose Building Region 9
vi) Extension of Santa Cruz Primary School Region 1
2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street,Georgetown, Tel: 227-3554
(Contracts Department).
3. Bids from a Firm/Company Bust attach a copy of th, 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 & vi is G$5,000.00 each and items
ii, iii & iv is G$10,000.00 each. Payment can be made in cash or by Manager's
cheque in favour of SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done
between 08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and from 08:00h to 14:30h
on Friday.
5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less than 2% of the bid sum. The
Bid Bond/Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour SIMAP
Agency from a Commercial Bank/ Financial House/Insurance Company using
the form supplied by SIMAP. Personal cheques will not be accepted.
6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP AgencyTender Box, at
SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or before
14:00h on Thursday 24th February, 2006 at which time they will be opened in the
presence of the bidders/representatives.


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Sunday Chronicle February 12, 2006

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons who may wish to pursue Degree, Diploma,
and Certificate Programmes at the University of
Guyana from September, 2006, and also from those
persons eligible to write the Open Entrance
March 31", 2006.
Persons who expect to obtain the required admission
qualifications at CXC/GCE/GTEE Examinations (OR
EQUIVALENT) to be written in 2006 may also apply
1. Applicants must be at least sixteen (16)

years of age in the calendar year of
admission to the University i.e. they must
have been born on or before January 1,

cases Mathematics must be among the
subjects passed.
A minimum of five (5) CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency (Grades I to III)/five (5) passes
at GCE 'O' Level at ONE sitting, including
English Language, the subject (s)
required for the pursuit of the major,
where applicable, and Mathematics for
designated programmes.
A minimum of six (6) CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency (Grades I to III) / five (5)
passes at GCE 'O' Level AT NOT MORE
THAN TWO SITTINGS, including English
Language, the subject (s) required for the
pursuit of the major, where applicable,
and Mathematics for designated




2. Applications must be submitted on the
prescribed forms which may be obtained e
from the University Bursary on the th
Turkeyen Campus; the Administrative
Officer at the Berbice Campus; I.D.C.E. 2. A
Centres in Regions 2,4,6,9, and 10; the st
Education Office in Region 3; the E
Regional Administration Office in p
Regions 1, 7, and 8; and the Regional gi
Resource Centre, Fort Wellington, in Q
Region 5. When requesting application sI
forms candidates must state the
programme they wish to pursue. A:
3. Application forms may be requested by do
mail from the Admissions Division, De
University of Guyana, Turkeyen. pr
Persons making such requests should
send a 9" x 4" self addressed envelope 4
with the required postage stamp affixed, 2E
and the requisite sum of money to pay for is
the forms. Application forms may also be a
obtained from the University w
4. Applicants will be required to pay G$100 5. Ql
for each set of three application forms. In a
addition, a non-refundable fee of G$500 de
must accompany each set of application p1
forms. Only one programme must be 6. In
applied for on each set of application re
5. Applications intended for programmes o0
offered at Turkeyen must be returned to Fe
the Turkeyen Campus, and those
intended for programmes offered at the P
Tain Campus must be returned there. M
A late fee of G$2000 will be charged for th
each set of application forms received OPENENTR
after March 31, 2006, and thereafter, until
the deadline for the receipt of late Applicants w
applications, i.e April28, 2006. admission re
required to
i. T
(a) Three (3) subjects at the GCE Advanced fc
Level plus two (2) subjects at CXC al
General Proficiency/GCE Ordinary Level '
not obtained at Advanced Level. English V
Language and in some cases
Mathematics must be among the subjects a
obtained. M
(B) Two (2) subjects at the GCE Advanced
Level plus three (3) subjects at (iii). Th
CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE w
Ordinary Level not obtained at Advanced
Level. English Language and in some (a) T

/here there is a variation of the above, it
ill be shown under the respective
acuity's admission requirements.

he acceptance of CXC/CSEC Grade III
pplies only to the results for
examinations taken in June 1998 and
applicants with five or six subjects, as
ipulated above, without the requisite
english or Mathematics or any other
described subject, at the acceptable
trade, may be permitted to write a
qualifying Examination in the respective
subject area.
applicants who possess either of the basic
try requirements mentioned above but still
not satisfy the requirements of a particular
apartment may be required to pass the
described foundation courses where offered.
Applicants of mature age (i.e. a minimum of
6 years in the calendar year in which entry
being sought) who do not meet any o the .
mission requirements will be required to'.
rite the Open Entrance Examination (see
lalifications other than those specified
above, including CAPE, will be evaluated to
determine their equivalency for admission
addition to these general University
gulations, other specific admission
*quirements for each programme are set
ut elsewhere under the relevant
aculty/Departmental regulations.
ersons with equivalent qualifications
IUST submit a copy of their transcript and
course outlines of the programme for which
:ey had gained the qualification, along with
leir application.
ho do not possess the minimum general
*quirements as stipulated above will be
write the University Open Entrance

hose applicants who are already qualified
r admissionby virtue of relevant passes
tthe CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE
)' Level and other approved qualification
fILL NOT be required to write the OEE.
hose applicants who expect to qualify for
mission by virtue of relevant passes at the
ay/June GCE/CXC/CSEC examination
ay opttowritetheOEE.
lose applicants WILL BE REQUIRED to
rite the OEE who fall into one of the
1l1owing categories:
hose who have the required subjects at
ore than the stipulated number of

(b) Those applying for admission under the Mature
Student category.

(c) Those applying for admission with
Certificates or Diplomas which had been
previously accepted for admission purposes
i. the Diploma in Agriculture for applicants to
the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry;
ii. the Trained Teachers' Certificatefor applicants
to those programmes that allow this
qualification as an entry requirement;
iii. the Diploma from any of the Government
Technical Institutes for applicants to the
Faculties of Natural Sciences, Health
Sciences, and Technology, unless otherwise
stipulated by the Academic Board;
iv. The IDCE Certificate in Industrial Relationsand
v the Commonwealth Diploma in Youth Work;
vi. any other qualification approved by the
Academic Board.
All University of Guyana students are required to pay
tuition fees. Students who are Guyanese citizens can
choose either to pay by cash or through the Ministry of
Finance Student Loan Scheme. Students wishing to
obtain a student loan must contact the Student Loan
Agency, located on the University Campus, as soon as
they have received their place-offer letter. Payments must
be made at the time of registration.

All students beginning their Degree or Diploma or
Certificate programme from academic year 2004/2005
are asked to note that they would need a grade point
average of not less than 2.0 in order to graduate.
(Contact: Assistant.Registrar, Students' Welfare, Tel.
Limited accommodation is available, and first preference
will be given to first-year students coming from riverain,
interior locations and far away coastal areas. A rental is
charged for accommodation.
Persons desirous of registering as special students must
complete and return the prescribed application forms. The
courses applied for must be listed on the application
Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements for
entry into the programme in which the courses are
(i) The basic University requirements which must
include passes in any two of the following
subjects: Additional Mathematics, Agriculture
Science (Double Award). Biology Chemistry.
Integrated Science (Double Award) and
()li The Diploma in Agric l~ire from the Guyana School
ofAgricultureor ... i :. ,' 1 : .

(iii) The Diploma in Forestry from the University
of Guyana or its equivalent.
(iv) The Diploma in Animal Health/Livestock
production from REPAHA.
(v) Persons of mature age (a minimum of 26
years in the calendar year of entry to the
University) who do not meet the minimum
requirements but who can satisfy the
University with evidence of recent academic
achievement and relevant experience.
(i) A minimum of five (5) subjects at the
CXC/CSEC General Proficiency
examination (Grade 1, 11 or 111) and/or at
the GCE "O" Level Examination (Grade A,
B, or C) or equivalent, at ONE sitting,
including English Language and
(ii) Four subjects at the CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency examination (Grade 1, 11 or 111) and/or GCE
"O" Level examination (Grade A,B, or C) or equivalent,
together with the Ordinary Diploma in Science (Credit
Grade) from the Government Technical Institute.

1. MASTER OF ARTS (History)
(Music, Tourism)
(Music, Competence in French,
Admission Requirements.
(a) Master of Arts (History) applicants
should obtain:
Either (a) A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social
Sciences Degree from the University of Guyana
with at least a "B" average or equivalent
must complete University of Guyana courses
HST323, 411 & 421 (Guyanese History courses)
and HST 221 (West Indies History) or equivalent.
In special circumstances these courses may be
taken concurrently with HST611, HST612, HST621
and HST622 during year 1 of the programme.
(b) Other qualifications and experience approved
by the Board for Graduate Studies.
The Master in History may be awarded after a minimum
period of one (1) year after registration in the case of full-
time students, or eighteen months in the case of part-time
students but not more than six (6) years after registration,
in each case
N.B Applicants who are not graduates of the University
of Guyana must ensure that an official transcript of their
undergraduate work is submitted to the Registrar,
University of Guyana
Specialsation is offered in -
Administration and Teaching English Mathematics,
Modern Languages, Science and Social Studies
For the Post Graduate Diploma applicants should obtain
(I) At least a Bachelor's Degree or
equivalent qualifications with specialisation in the
appropriate area.
NOTE: This programme is of two (2) years.
duration. Classes are held all day on SATURDAYS.
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continued from page ix

(CERTEDu.J S07 pebilisation is offeredTh:-
Nursery Education, Primary Education,
Administration and Teaching, Agriculture,
Business Education, English,
Geography, History, Home Economics,
Mathematics, Modern Languages,
Science, Social Studies, Teaching of
Reading and Technical Education.
The option in Administration and
Teaching is intended for applicants who
hold administrative positions in Nursery,
Primary, or Secondary Schools, OR
other educational training institutions.
Such applicants would normally be
Head-teachers, Deputy Head-teachers,
Senior Masters/Mistresses, Heads of
Department, Training Officers,
Education Officers, and Education
Applicants from Nursery schools are
expected to choose the Nursery option.
Likewise, applicants from the Primary
schools are expected to choose the
Primary option.
In addition to the general University
requirements, applicants should obtain:

(i) Acceptable grades in the relevant
option(s)/area (s) at CXC/CSEC
General Proficiency/G.C.E

(ii) A Trained Teachers' Certificate with
specialisation in the relevant subject
(iii) Other equivalent qualifications.


All applicants must be actively involved
in the practice of Education by the
commencement of the Programme.

(ii) Classes are normally held in the
afternoon from Monday to Friday, and
all day on Saturday.
(iii) Persons operating at the Nursery,
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels
and who are actively engaged in the
practice of Education may apply.

Specialisation is offered in: English Literature and
Linguistics, Geography and Economics, History
and Literature, Linguistics, Fine Arts, Tourism
Studies, French and Spanish. Minors in other
subjects done within the Faculty are allowed, for
example, French, Fine Arts, Music, Creative
Writing, Drama, in addition to the other Arts
subjects named above. Minors in other Faculties
are also permitted. For some Minors in the Faculty
of Social Sciences a pass in Mathematics i,,

Applicants must note that:
The Department of Language and Cultural Studies
and the Department of Social Studies offer Double
Majors. Students who wish to pursue Double
Majors must have obtained the entry requirement
for at least one of the subjects in the desired
Double Majors and must also obtain the
permission of the relevant Faculty/Department for
the subject.
For the Bachelor of Arts Degree:

(I) Applicants with at least two (2)
appropriate G.C.E "A" level passes wil
qualify for certain exemptions, thus
allowing them to complete the Degree
within a shorter period
(ii) Applicants must obtain a pass in
English Language and the subject in
which they wish to specialise.

(iii) Preference will be given to applicants to the Division of English who possess a pass in English (B) in 2.
addition to English (A) in the CXC/CSEC.
(iv) The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts may be done either over a four-year or a two-year period.


The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts may be done either over a four-year or a two-year period.
For the Four year Degree, the normal University entry requirements, apply but must include Art. If Art is
not included, applicants must:

(a) Successfully present a portfolio of recent work and


Successfully complete a Drawing Exam set by the Division of CreativeArts.

(c) Possess a Trained Teachers' Certificate plus (a) and (b) above for the two-year Degree programme:
Applicants must have successfully completed a Diploma in Art from the Burrowes School of Art or at any
other recognized institution.
(i) Music: For the Diploma in Music, applicants must successfully complete the two-year
Certificate in Music. The Diploma Programme is of one-year duration.
(ii) Diploma in Tourism Studies: For this programme, candidates must possess a minimum of five (5)
subjects at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency (Grade 1, 11 or 111)/GCE 'O' Level (Grade A, B or C)
including English Language or hold a Trained Teachers' Certificate.
(i) Two-Year Certificate in Music (Pan): For this programme, applicants must obtain the normal
University CXC/CSEC or GCE entry requirements OR Trained Teachers' Certificate preferably with
specialisation in History, Art, Music, English or Mathematics.
(ii) Two-Year Certificate of Competence: (French, Spanish)
The programme is designed for professionals who may need some competence in reading,
understanding and speaking in one of the foreign languages stated above.
Itfocuses on specialised/technical context along with the grammar of the language.



a. A first Degree Pass with Credit as a minimum in a Science Based Programmes for
example, Biology or Chemistry or Physics, or Environmental Science or Health Sciences.
b. A minimum of three (3) passes at the GCE "A" Levels or its equivalent in Physics, Biology or
Mathematics with a "C" as the minimum grade in at leasttwo (2) subjects
c A minimum of three (3) passes in CAPE or its equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or
Mathematics with Grade 111 as the minimum grade in at least two (2) subjects.


First year passes in a Science Based programme such as Biology or Chemistry or Physics or
Environmental Studies with Grade "B" as the minimum grade in at least two (2) of the
following courses: (BIO 111, BIO 121), (CHM 111, CHM 122, CHM 123), (MTH 111,MTH 121,
MTH 122),(MTH 122, MTH 123), PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 121), CS I 111, CSI 121) or an
overall GPAof 3.0

e. Second year passes in a Science Base programme such as Biology or
Chemistry or Physics or Environmental Studies with "B" as the Minimum grade in at least two
(2) of the following courses; (BIO 211, BIO 221), (BIO 121, BIO 222), (BIO 214, BIO 223),
(CHM211, CHM 212, CHM 222), (MST 111, MTH 211, MTH212) (ENV 211ENV 222, ENV
223) or an overall GPAof 3.0.
f. Second year passes in a Degree of Health Sciences programme such as Pharmacy or
Medical Technology with an overall GPAof 3.0.
g. A Faculty of Health Sciences Diploma/Associated of Science Degree with a Pass with Credit
In Medical Technology, Environmental Health, Pharmacy or Radiography.

h. A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution with a
minimum Pass with Credit.
S Dentex Certificate from the Ministry of Health together with any additional qualification that
may be considered to be equivalent to any of the above.

-Candidates applyi gforentry-to-this-
programme must submit along with their
application a letter of not more than two
quarto size pages identifying their
reasons for seeking medical training.
Candidates are required to produce an
official transcript, a medical certificate
from a recognized medical practitioner,
and two character references, and must
undertake an interview.
Applicants to the Bachelor's Degree in
Medicine and Surgery must obtain:

A first degree Pass with Credit as a
minimum in a Sciences Base
programme such as Biology or
Chemistry or Physics, or,
Environmental Sciences or Health

Three (3) or more passes at the GCE
'A' levels or its equivalent in Physics,
Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics
with a "C" as the minimum grade in at
least two (2) subjects.

Three or more (3) passes in CAPE or
its equivalent in Physics, Chemistry,
Biology or Mathematics with Grade III
as the minimum grade in at least two
(2) subjects.

First year passes in a Science Base
programme such as Biology or
Chemistry or Physics or
Environmental Studies with Grade "B"
as the minimum grade in at least two
(2) courses or an overall GPA
of 3.0.

Second year passes in a Science
Base programme such as Biology or
Chemistry or Physics or
Environmental Studies with "B" as the
minimum grade in at least two (2)
courses or an overall GPA of 3.0.
Second year passes on a Degree of
Health Science programme such as
Pharmacy or Medical
Technology with an overall GPA of
A Faculty of Health Sciences
Diploma/Associate of Science Degree
with a Pass with Credit in Medical
Technology, Environmental Health,
Pharmacy or Radiography.
A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree
in Nursing from a recognized
institution with a minimum Pass with

Any qualification considered by the
University to be equivalent to any of
the above.
NOTE: University of Guyana students must
pursue these subjects in the
Departments of Biology or
Chemistry or Physics or
Environmental Studies and courses to
be pursued are.

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Sunday Chronicle February !2, 2006

Suda Choil Fc--r fl- C'- I':r.


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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. Let us re-
mind you again that cramming is not n keep-
ing with the principles of understanding.
Start your revision process now. Revision
brings your recall ability to 100 per cent.
Work along only with those who know the
work at this stage, Be careful now!


Read for Meaning
First Passage
Solution to "The Spotted Flycatcher"
SThe sponeo fly-catcher does not have bright[
pl umage.
2. The Cnaffinch makes a separate tight lxle ,re
flycatcher to catch a fly.
3 T he spotted flycatcher is the cleverer at fly-
4. The spci'teca yatcr-er appears ic. live entirely
or insects,
5. TIe spotted flycatc:her is not a st'r birdJ
6 V','hn a vcanc. ry.flycatcne-.sfincgecd ;t Fprches
on some convenient plce, such as ,:e garden
fence, waiting to be fed Lb the old birds.

Another Passage
Solution to "The Fisher"
1) The fisbe eat=s the fish.
2" The fisher c-es. -ct fiis-.
3 The fur-tia:,pc -cfthe nc hth:r rcu-ity puts fro-
Zer sh in his trap.
4) The fiier is nrot ca. h in the atra
5 A si.i.. ora stone-s ra-ih.,ht in the tran instead

Solution to "Question and Verb"
Table One: Here are ;.-:. se-lr-rn. s coined
from t" q- u
; rm.1. U.
1 r-.-: r.h... r ahr..r know nJ i -Mr: party next

2, _.c Ih. e 'u. i'a.. a-.-e a lotof :'iture.s?
3. Does ..'re ta::l-i.i, ehp v; 'th making sen-

Table Two: Here are some .eri-it:es coined
fr 'i1n i e q-.d
1. Do te tales 'Il about an.Ane-r-rdan .-lie'
rnar'.ed ,-e K e?
2. Do the mr.anatc-c eat gr-ass offtrod by visi-
tors in the zoo'?
3, oa the circles cut each othe-?

3. Were you able to do cral w c. on a lbvelv d.a-
logLue n wh ich there were many quo;sraons taken
from the exercise above? Were the questions
constructed correctly? ''es'7 I at was good of
your efforts f you, haave not been able to do the
exercise, you can do it now by qoing back to last
week's issue,

Composition Writing

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

Look over your vork if yc j alleri p:ed it last w'eek.
If you still have lto do it, then study the picture
again before you hnPin to WA'ntr


Sentences: ''ons 1-9
1. W.hch grcnp of words is,":Tot a sentence"?
a.) Corre here'
bh g yat.r hbes
c) Puppetry is still popJ)la'.
dl SonmE people like do,3s

2. out ."ie sentence E'at is infte'.. r'gat ve
ni I -ike that
b) Wi',al i:s yu'nairr e?
c) Look oLt'
d.i Tell me quickly.

3, P ck oC;t the sirrpr s '-h'crt s n 'Trce SC- n-.r.
Puopy Ilove s a.:ree to have a canine e :< ibiion.
a)'.-er.s acagree0
: ;-1ppy. d) e>ril nn

4. =ic< out the simple preic:.atie in fLe se ntence:
John and Beth skipped ar'd iLi- r'-o all day 'cnq.
.i ..1ian an-d etrn,
b) skipped an, j .. p," e'
c) al day long"
ni rnih -.kipr:,"ed

5. Pick out "ie .';.Jrd that loins ;-- t.j:u irTr:ie
'rc Ite nces
Da"sy ard,,i *d here because :?-ei- f:
rWe- is ill,
a) and, b) .s3e.
c) becjau;e d;. I

6. Ithe tul,',vjwing pr'aga'.Fh [Ts-id up. Can'
yc:J tell which iS tho opc-nr-rn sort nc?
M otner shwed me how to brush 'th'. I th.n. that
taking care of a puppy is easy and enijoyable I
learned how to take care of my puppy. Mother
showed me ho.w to feed her. Mo'ner said t'at I
should play' win her.
a) Mother showed mie how to brush her.
b) I think that 'aking care of a puppy is easy and
c)I learned how to take care of my puppy.
d) Moiher sa-d trail I should play with her

7. Look again at ,ie mixed up parag-ape above
and pick c. the closing sentence.
a) Mother showed me how to brush her.
b) t think that taking care of a puppy is easy and

c) I 'earred hIi'A t, lake cai e of my ouppy
d) ,c1ther sard -nt I should play w',-i her,

8. Read I'-e two serilerines arind hern choose
,.vh,'h-t wcrdts ell abc..' tine order.
K to flynq bear' liorg aq or r.i.ousards of
years peop.I nnave sen: a) "cing ago into the s.y.
b) cng ago; thousar s of years
c) 1 -huc,9in .ds of years; into he sky
d; kite "vlg;: ha-.e sert .ites

9. 'A' senlert.e bel:-aw tells thaa: the 1" narra-
ir s lelir-g the story?
a) Pinky loved the black a n yv elow'. hbt.erflies in
her garden.
*J;i- LJ,--c- thi centre of a'trenrion at the muscle
body show
c) I felt the joy of seeing my brother in a new
d) .rry ltcld J.enn how tiu rnake brown fudge

Grammar. QLuestIc.'.s. 103.
1 C Name -t e nouns in tr n sentences,
The ,eet ies flew into the ..:per 'Aiirrdol'A
a) beetle, fe'w
b)} v .into;
c) oper. ',;'rit d w.,:
.;: Dee: P ; win'I'i '

11. -el ue wc rd that is a .Y e-b in :~ie .sentier ce.
A stilch in Tic' .-v r,e7:, nine.
a) sitch. b) tile,
c) sa3-.-. c; ine

12. Choose te pair r Fp-rnris
a) glass;: marrsr:s
b)frr.d[y, p (uecle
c) some"; :,.rdy;
11: I-h Hendy

i v.,h c.r sets r.f ,'.-c i r.-h: ,.. --rs..-,-nn

i) me: Sandy's ;mint.
i, ",* 1 I i5- "vy's. C _' i, h -
v) n*n n-"y, .,e. her
a) i) and i .' b) iit r-J i:.
c) ii8) and id'l, d)i} and i,

S re serpcne,- "; nr:retw. cesel.i- have been
numbered Use t n-e-order wcrds to disc.c.'er
howv each story developed

1) Then he dipped the brush into The wnlitewasn
2) First, he w ash ed off all the dirt:
3) John decided to paint the plant pots a new
4) Soon they looked b-and new.
5) nri ally they packed their entire foodstuff.
6) Thn i they rol;oc the r c ctnirg into neat cheese
roll shapes.
7) First Sandra checked to make sure the hav-
ersacks were dry and clean.
8) It was time to prepa-e for thle blorg cross-coun-
try trip

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Sunday Chronicle Frclf;--,r i1 ";1.

SP;Va I .


Sunday Civ,.klF-'[,:- 'L r-.j 1r-' 1 Lr ..-

Common Entrance
S. .... ... -. .-.

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MATHEMATICS for Common Entrance for
Welcome to our Mathematics columns. At
this time you should not have to go back to
your text books, lesson material and so on
too often. On the whole you should be us-
Ig notes that are suitable and sufficient for
revision. Keep on treating yourself well for
the examination! Love you.

Solution to "Problem Solving Project"

I # r iayer.





Frfac Fir rk-ion
tion in 6-wflv- c..
n- srns
3. '4 -".4

3. Franids 10 65 10 ,
4 Princess 8 2 22 M %
0 5. Gertrde 12 8 8112 2: 3
6. Beamy 8 7 78 7;8
7. Lewis 12 9 9.12 %
8. Simone 9 6 __'9 23
9. Charles 6 2 2/6 1V3
O 10. Brenda 10 4 4/10 2'5

Extra workout:
Bellamy has the best score

Solution to "Digits and Numbers"
A), Use the digits to write the least number
and the greatest number.
1),4,6, 9,2 Answer: Least: 2469; Greatest-
2). 8, 9,9,1 Answer: [east: 1899; Greatest:
3). 8, 7, 3 Answer- Least 378- Greatest 873
4), 2,5, 7, 9 Answer; Least 2579; Greatest-
5), 7,1,-8, 9 Answer: Least: 1789; Greatest
B), Use digits from 0 to 9 to write the least
four-digit number. Answer: 1000
C), Use digits from 0 to 9 to wrie the greatest
four-digit number. Answer; 9999

Suzan's tallies

1, Did you use Susan's tallies to draw a bar
graph of your own? Did you remember to
include a title, some labels, and numbers? If
you have done so, Ihat was goad


More Problem Solving

Mixed Applications

1, There are fifteen i ::.--, oa r ,i_.., fi .li.:t :.. h:
box contains 15 ::'- -::h : ::.*', ., 1 5
cups, Howrinaiy r'.; of i":-, food ;:r;- rt-r

in the boxes?

2,. n her last trip to the hinterland N.atiy
counted 98, 94 86, 69, and 88 mango trees
in each settlement she visited Her brother's
numbers were 87,92, 100, 63, and 78, V'ho
had a greater average? By how much is the
average greater'

3. Make a decision, In a story the winner is
offered a choice He can take $1 0,00,0,
riltogether r he can take $1.000 the first day
$2'0r L the second day, $200,000 the third
dav What should he: take on the last rfav to
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4, VWhat questions can be asked about each
undermined digit below? The answers will cer-
tainly help your understanding of some small
points that can disturb your smooth thinking:
4, 7.75
6. 0.9147
7, t8.9754

Write the word name for the following deci-
8, 0 69 004
9. 24 46
10,. 0.0,00

Fxplain your reasoning'
11, WAhy doesn't placing a zero to the right of
the digit 9 change the value of 0 97
12. Wh'y does placing a zero between the
dec.r1nal pC oinlf and the digit 9 change the value
of 0 9?'

Wnie te: decimal as a trarcton or mrrixed numn-.
13, 09
14, 7,5
15, C 04
1i 0,53
17. 38 723
18, 0,764
19. 71.407
20,0 [00 '

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3d 5.86: 5.80: 5 H06
35 0)04U0; (O4;004
Name two decimals between each pairs of
36 5 and 6
37, 5 8 and 5 9
38, 7,49 and 7,7
39 8,765 and 8,766

40 DO you think that there is always another
def.irmai bet,,'een any hotw'-als? Fxpiaiin
vr'. r reaenn no

41, In training for a Iriathion, a biker rides
28 5 km, 25 7 kmn, and 38 75 km About how
far has he ridden SO far?
42. Make a decision, Which attraction at the
bottom would cost less for a family of two adults
and two children?

iTicet Prices
Amazon Turtle Park Museum
SAdults: 550 All- $475 each
Children: $325

Which of these statements are true? Which
statements are false?
43,22/11 + 19/11 = 1 1/5
44. 7 % + 1 2/5 < 4 %
45 53/5 + 24/5 > 52/7
46 1 7/9 + 2 2/3 < 1
47 45/7 3 31/18 < 2

Choose the correct answer
48, The volume of a figure is 960 cra, If the
length is 12 cm and the width is 10 cm, what
is the height. in cm?

49 Decrease $3600 by 40%,

50. 30,000 limes were packed in bags each
containing 50. The bags were then placed in
crates of 25, How many crates were used?

51. The mean of ten numbers is 50, V-Jhat iS
the sum of ten numbers?

52. Sampson played in 33 cricket test
matches batted 57 innings, was not oUt 3
times and made 2267 runs. What was his
average saxre per innings, to the nearest run?

53. Remember that a factor is a number that
divides exactly into alnotfher nirjTirter. T he fac-
tors of 75 are 1, 3, 5, 15, 25, and 75.
Is Ihe sentence true or false?
a) A factor of 52 is 27.
b) A factor of 78 is 35.
c)Afactor of49 is 16.
d) A factor of 86 is 43.

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Judges' error causes

AppetC eourt to free

violent father, son

By George Barclay

AS A result of a clash among
Corentyne farmers during a
land dispute at No. 51 Vil-
lage, Corentyne in 1973,
Henry Roberts and his son,
Michael, had to face a wound-
ing charge which landed
them in jail for unlawful and
malicious wounding commit-
ted on Rupert and Doreen
At a jury trial, the father
and son were found not guilty
of felonious wounding, but
guilty of the lesser count of un-
lawful and malicious wounding.
They were sentenced to three
years in jail
But on appeal, the Appel-
late Court constituted by Act-
ing Chancellor Mr. Harold
Boilers, and Justices of Appeal,
Mr. Guya Persaud and Mr. J.
0. F. Haynes (who later became
ChancelI o) allowed the appeal
on the grounds of misdirections
and non-directions on the part
of the trial judge in his summa-
tion to the jury.
The convictions and sen-
tences were set aside.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that prior to October 11,
1973, Roberts, his son and
Rupert Angel had a continuing
dispute over title to and posses-
sion of land in the second depth
at No. 51 Village, Corentyne,
Each claimed to have been
in exclusive possession of this
land, and on October 11, 1973,
the father and son clashed with
husband and wife, Rupert and
Doreen Angel.
During the clash, all four re-
ceived injuries of varying de-
grees of severity. Dr. Patrick
Chetram, G.M.O., examined all
of them at the Skeldon
Hospital, and at the trial of
the appellants for felonious
wounding of the victims, gave
evidence on his findings and on

his opinion regarding the pos-
sible cause or causes of the vari-
ous injuries seen.
Both appellants were found
not guilty of the offence they
were charged with, but guilty of
the lesser offence of unlawful
and malicious wounding.
Each was sentenced to three
years imprisonment for wound-
ing Rupert Angel, and to one
year for wounding Doreen An-
gel. The sentences were ordered
to run concurrently.
On appeal, the appellants
contended that the trial judge
had not properly put to the
jury that they had been acting
in self-defence and that any in-
juries inflicted on the victims
were accidental.
Further, according to the
Appellate Court's judgment,
they contended that the trial
judge's directions on acting in
concert were not sufficiently
clear so as to assist the jury and
that the trial judge did not prop-
erly relate the law to the evi-
The Appellate Court held:
(1) That the law and the
facts were compartmentalised
and were not at all or not ad-
equately related as regards self-
defence or accident or acting in
concert in common design.
(2) Justice of Appeal
Persaud had said, "It serves no
useful purpose and certainly
does not assist a jury for judge
to compartmentalise the facts
separately from the law ... with
no attempt made to relate one
to the other ...The judge must
discuss the defence with the
jury, explaining to them what
possible verdicts are available,
depending on what facts they
(3) Justice of Appeal
Haynes noted that the trial judge
ought to have put to the jury ...
possible views of the evidence
which might afford a defence...
and dealt adequately with them

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attention specifically to what
facts they should take into ac-
(4) Haynes went on to say
'that the trial judge misdirected
the jury as regards the duty to
retreat in relation to self-de-
fence. Failure to retreat, where
this is possible, by itself with-
out more, does not defeat a plea
of self-defence.
Failure to retreat is only an
element for the jury to consider
in relation to the reasonableness
of the accused's conduct. In giv-
ing directions on retreating, the
trial judge should have told the
jury to consider whether the ac-

tual or apprehended attack was
a forcible, felonious, and atro-
cious crime or mere affray or
non-felonious assault.
(5) Mr. Haynes had also
said that the definition of acci-
dent as given by the trial judge
was correct, but that the direc-
tions in relation to aiding and
abetting, acting in concert and
common design were incomplete
especially taking into account
the facts of the case where the
defence of self-defence and ac-
cident were raised. Further, he
said, mere presence of one is in-
sufficient to prove acting in con-
(6) That inadequate direc-

tions were given on the medical
evidence which was favourable
to the defence in that one of the
injuries seen on one accused
supported the view that he may
have been attacked with a cut-
lass, and therefore, this evidence
should have been related to the
issue of self-defence, Haynes
had declared.
(5) Justice of Appeal
Persaud, agreeing with Haynes
and Boilers had said, "A jury
can properly reject medical evi-
dence only if there is other cred-
ible evidence, even though non-
expert evidence, upon which
they can properly act, and there
is good reason for preferring
that evidence in place of the
medical evidence.
Nineteen cases were cited in
the judgment of the Court of
Attorney-at-Law, Mr.
Claude Massiah had appeared
for the appellants, while Mr.
George Pompey, the then
Deputy Director of Public Pros-
ecutions, represented the State.
In his observations, Justice
of Appeal Persaud had said that
the first observation concerns
the manner in which a judge
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Sunday Chronicle February 12, 2006

xiv Guyana Chroni

By Ruel Johnson

IT IS hard to write of rock and
roll, of heavy metal music, out-
side of the personal voice. For
this writer whose delusions of
an admittedly eclectic classicism
inspire an affinity for a spectrum
which includes Tchaikovsky,
Neil Diamond, Bob Marley, the
Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, the Mighty
Sparrow and Eminem true mu-
sic is something that goes to the
very core of you, that strikes
your soul and stains it, subtly,
but still deeply enough to be as
indelible as scent.

I swear I still undergo a
spiritual experience anytime I
hear Neil Diamond's
'Soolaimon', and the only reason
I haven't decided to wow some
unsuspecting karaoke audience
with my flawless rendition of
his 'Brother Love's Travelling
Salvation Show' is that I don't
think that anyone has it on disc.
Around the same time in my
mid-teens that I discovered
names like Liszt and Berlioz in
my grandfather's collection of
CDs, I also found out that that
certain snatches of music from
those Time-Life Music compila-
tions, like 'Monster Ballads',

advertisements really hit me. I
remember signature lines from
songs like Jon Bon Jovi's 'Liv-
ing in Sin', or Cinderella's
'Don't Know What You Got
Till It's Gone'. Then there was
Queen's immortal (pun inciden-
tal) 'Princes of the Universe',
the theme from the television
series 'Highlander'.
I first heard Eminem/Slim
Shady while working in the
remittance room of one of the
banks in the city in 1999, 'My
Name Is' blasting through the
bank courtesy of 98.1 Hot FM;
and I first heard Brutus, while
walking with a girlfriend
along Water Street one par-
ticularly cold, damp Septem-
ber night in 2001. They were
playing in front of Subway.
They sounded good. Good
enough in fact to warrant stop-
ping for about 20 minutes out
of a date with a girl who had
a precious few hours in total
left in the country.
Four years on, Boxing Night,
at the 2005 Main Street Lime in
front of Courts, I was reminded
of that moment as I stood and I
heard Brutus play for the second
time in my life. Of course, be-
tween that damp September
night and now I have changed
somewhat. There is little room
for ecstatic discovery, in music
or otherwise. Back then, I was
the newly contracted editor for
the Guyana Christmas Annual
2001, immediately after which I
worked a stint as the Chico Boy
mascot; now I am a senior re-
porter at the Guyana Chronicle.
Back then it was the relationship
defined within the parentheses of
dates on a BWEE ticket; now it
is fatherhood and family life.
Back then, 1 was just a year over
twenty; now it's a mere five
away from thirty.
But the more things
change...Boxing Night 2005, for
example, was as cold and damp
as that night in September four
years ago; and there was com-
panionship of course; and music
that held you fixed to the spot
like a spell. As Brutus played, I
watched an old lady, pushing 60,
stand and smile up at the stage
and sway. She would suddenly
go confused for a moment, half-
turn as if to leave, with her hand
on the shoulder of a young girl
of about eight or nine, and then
turn back to the stage again. I
saw a couple of young women
dressed as if for a passa passa
showdown pass behind the small
crowd gathered in front of the
band, banging their heads in per-
fect time with the drums and
then running away giggling as if



Roughhi a eek laIler I rn-
ed Roger Gordon l- l unde,
d drummer lor .ii !, .aru-

abl) Gu) ana'u longest .ur\ n, ing
heavy metal band, Brutus into
Guyana Chronicle for an inter-

Up to this point, the most
of I'd known about Roger is by
seeing him in action at Jerries or
at other places in the city. If
there was someone screaming
shirtless in the back of a pickup
at any one time on a Saturday
night in GT, there would be a
fifty per cent chance it would be
him. This sort of intensity is
something that was apparent at
the Main Street Lime while
Roger was on the drums. He
said that he has had a passion for
them since he was a young boy
going to church.
"My sister is a member of
the Newtown Assembly Church
in Kitty and when I was young
I used to go there with her and I
was so impressed by the drum-
mer, I used to dream about play-
ing drums," Roger said.
However, playing drums in
a church band wasn't on the
cards for him.
"It's not," Roger said, "like
I got anything against God or
anything like that, but it didn't
have the pep, the thing that I was
looking for."
The thing is, at that point in
time his early teens he wasn't
sure what he was looking for.
Unlike most of his friends at the
time, he found that dancehall
music or rap held no appeal for
him so he said he started listen-
ing to what he considered the
"softer side of rock and roll",
people like Michael Bolton.
"And then as I moved on, I
found guys like Brian Adams,
Richard Marx, Bon Jovi."
Then he found Ryan
Ramdin. He met Ramdin
while in third form at Christ
Church Secondary, a class-
mate who felt as lost as he was
when it came to finding a
sound that really moved him.
Together, the two sought out
and shared all the rock and
roll music they could get their
hands on.
"When we hit fifth form,"
Gordon said, "we finally decided
that, hey, we want to start a
band. We began by trying to fig-
ure out what it was that we
needed in order to make this
thing work."
Fifth form after-school les-
sons helped them take a crucial
step forward when they met an-
other young man named Mike
Lagan, another school boy with
dreams of being in a rock band.
When another friend, Imran, told
them that there was actually a
Guyanese rock band practicing
in Middle Road, La Penitence,
they had to check it out. They
went two or three times in suc-
cession, but never got a chance
then to see the man they were
advised to talk to, LIB vocalist,
Roger Deygoo. Lagan, who lived
in Essequibo, had by then ceased
to be part of the group.
"We were beginning to get
frustrated," Roger said, "and I
was beginning to lose hope
about starting this band because

I was never able to reach this
guy. Then one day we were chill-
ing out at the band room when
this guy came bouncing around
the corner, and Imran turned to
me and said, 'Hey, look Roger
He, Imran and Ramdin,
fresh out of high school at the
time, took a trip to Deygoo's
house where they told him about
their idea for starting a band.
Gordon says that although
Deygoo almost twice their ages
at the time was sceptical about
their chances of success consid-

hour, maybe an hour and a half,
we had already laid the founda-
tion for our first song, 'Poison',
down. We were like 'Wow! This
is for real.' On the 20th of De-
cember, 1998, we had our first
live concert at Sidewalk Cafe."
Gordon said that he remem-
bers being as nervous as hell min-
utes before the band was sup-
posed to make their live debut.
It's hard to imagine the confident,
laid back drummer of Brutus
having cold feet about perform-
ing, but he stayed in the wash-
room at Sidewalk Caf6 and only

SGrd o te drums a lt yer' i
ROGER Gordon, on the drums at last year's Mai

ering that not one of them knew
to play a musical instrument, he
still saw something in them.
Though he didn't sign up with
them, he encouraged them to
hang around LIB. In very little
time, the unschooled Gordon
and Ramdin were suddenly bang-
ing on drums and strumming a
guitar, respectively, under the
brief tutelage of LIB band mem-
bers. When Deygoo dropped out
of LIB, they had their vocalist:
the band was beginning.
Between the beginning of
1997 and mid-year 1998, the
rock band that Gordon and
Ramdin had dreamed up under-
went a slow, often difficult ges-
tation. After going through sev-
eral bass players including
their friend Imran who eased off
due to a busy schedule Kurt
Kerret came along and took up
the position.
Up to September of 1998,
the band had not seen any
band room time yet. Mean-
while, LIB had broken up, re-
formed as Pearls to Swine
and had moved practice from
Middle Road to Duncan
Street. On September 6, a
frustrated Gordon stood up
and forcefully asked for band
room time for himself,
Ramdin and Kerret.
"After a few problems at
first," he reminisced, "with an

came out after a concerted con-
vincing by the rest of the band.
"Them boys tell me," Roger
recalled, "that I was the drum-
mer, and I was lucky, since I
could sit down behind the
drums, I could hide behind the
drums they had to be up front
in front of the crowd playing."
The next week, they held
another concert at the place
where it all started, the origi-
nal LIB band room on Middle
Road. As the group began to
practice more and to grow
more confident, Mike Lagan
reappeared on the scene, hav-
ing taken up residence in
Georgetown. They drafted
Mike to play bass while Kurt
switched to the guitar for
which he always had an affin-

I asked Gordon about the
name of the band, Brutus. Ac-
cording to him, they originally
went through several names, for
example Stonewall and Yacketty
Shmacketty. But the trials, dis-
appointments and deceptions
that they had gone through in-
spired them with the
Shakespearian title.
"Basically," Gordon said,
"we felt that we were being
stabbed. These guys tell you that
yes they will do this for you,

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and yes, they will do that for
you. And at the end of the day,
you get the royal shaft."
So they named themselves,
ironically enough, after the chief
[back]stabber in William
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The
name had a nice ring to it: it
wasn't as generic as Stonewall,
or as cartoonish as Yacketty
"When your band," Gordon
reasoned, "has more than one
name, it's hard for people to like
shout you out at the height of a

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1 9 i nute. T. h icoo

HERE was a time when numerous movies
made with care, skill and great examples of
dialogue, attitude, and conclusion, were vital
and effective methods of solving or repairing
personal and social problems. 'Giant' is such a
movie. An undisputed masterpiece of Hollywood
that neither passing time nor petty biases against
old or classic Films can change or belittle. Films
such as this one give our lives a deeper, better,
more sympathetic and clear understanding of our
social problems yesterday and today.

'Giant' is a film adapted from
a long epic novel that few people
see or read today, because the
film overshadowed it, bringing a
vivid emotional and social power
to written sentences of dialogue
and description. The artistry of
George Stevens, one of
America's greatest film directors,
created this, and equally the
film's leading cast, headed by
Rock Hudson, a powerful dra-
matic actor who never let his se-
cret homosexuality affect the ob-
jectivity of his many great roles.
A true professional artist. Like-
wise, Elizabeth Taylor and
James Dean are two of
Hollywood's most profound
and effective actors. Stevens,
who made other masterpiece
films like 'Shane' and 'A Place
in the Sun', was a consummate
artist, a man who took his time

n Street Lime.

Even as the members of
Brutus, and in 1999 it definitely
was 'Brutus', began to coalesce
their style, their signature, a rift
began to appear in the group.
Before long, Ryan Ramdin and
Mike Lagan the two young
men who had sat with Gordon
and dreamed of being in a rock
band were out of the band.
Ramdin was asked to leave due
to what Gordon said was incon-
sistency when it came to prac-
tice sessions, a perpetual lack of
commitment. And shortly after
Ramdin left, Mike Lagan just
"Mike just ceased to exist,"
Gordon said, "We were calling
him, we went to his house, but
Mike just seemed to disappear
off the face of the Earth. We
were left in shambles."
The only good thing was
that by then they had already
recorded their first
compilation, 'Poison'. The
band was left basically with
Gordon, Deygoo and an
increasingly frustrated
Kerret. They had a ray of
hope when a musician called
Trevor took up Lagan's bass
duties and Paul Bonar -
former Pearls to Swine

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creating his unforgettable films,
carefully choosing locations, the
exact actors for each role, and a
cameraman who clearly under-
stood what was needed of him.
So dedicated was Stevens that
some times five years went by
before he was ready to Film
A quick analysis of 'Giant'
reveals it as an epic film about a
wealthy rancher (Rock Hudson)
who travels from the North
American Undeveloped West to
a more sophisticated mild-man-
nered Midwestern State on busi-
ness, where he unexpectedly
meets the beautiful headstrong
Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of a
genteel businessman. They fall in
love at first sight, marry, and he
returns with her to his enormous
ranch in the western plains. But
Stevens does not dwell on petty

conventional details, like mar-
riage ceremonies etc, as in lesser
films, because what he is after
from the start is revealing the
character and personality traits
of the cast through vital dialogue
and behaviour patterns, which
always lead to the real reasons
behind many small and large so-
cial conflicts, fed by stubborn
attitudes, beliefs, and harboured
Out West, on the
sprawling ranch her husband
owns, and the lone mansion
standing in the middle of
nowhere, Taylor meets James
Dean, the poor white ranch-
hand who feels sympathy for
the ignored mixed native
Indian/Mexican peasant
labourers, who Taylor realises
once controlled the vast
landscape that made her
husband's family wealthy.
Hudson's sister, brilliantly
played by Mercedes
McCambridge, is a tough
masculine Westerner, a
"nationalist" who believes
only in her part of the world,
regarding Taylor as a soft
alien outsider. When Taylor
begins to assert her power in
the household, Hudson's
sister accuses him of taking
the side of a strange woman

ROCK HUDSON and Elizabeth Taylor as the newlyweds in their wooden mansion in the
wilderness. (Giant)

against his own blood-kin.
However, she always liked
Dean, and bequeaths him her
portion of land before dying
from a broken spine caused by
her excessive cruelty to
taylor's b-lacki stallion -who
throws her off its back. Dean
discovers endless oil on his
land, which he had already
decided to keep rather than
accept Hudson's offer of
money for its return. Dean's
wealth ev entually becomes far
more than Hudson's, but he
dies an alcoholic, without wife
or family, because his early
poverty and ambition made
him love only the power of
money and social influence.
'Giant' takes us through
three generations of Hudson's
and Taylor's family union. We
see them gradually grow old and
dignified with white hair, yet
still brilliant affectionate
company with each other in
unforgettable scenes. We see
their children grow into
adulthood, forcing their parents
to accept their own plans and
ambitions. Carroll Baker plays
the daughter whom Taylor wants
to send to Europe for cultural
upliftment, but the girl prefers to
take part in the development of
her local State of Texas. Dennis
Hopper is the son whom father
Hudson wants to take over the
highly successful family ranch,
but the boy only wants to be a
simple Dentist. In one of the
film's most powerful and
touching scenes, Hudson buys
his son a pony for his fifth or
sixth birthday and puts him
dressed in cowboy garb into the
saddle, telling him to ride off,
while his proud western father
and macho friends look on. But
the boy bursts into tears and

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looks to his mother, Taylor, for
comfort. Hudson grows so angry
and embarrassed he jumps onto
thr pony and holding his small
son in his lap before him and
nde, off furiously to achieve his
The brilliance of 'Giant' lies
in how it often teaches us to
sw allow our pride while showing
how we can still be happy
without insisting on only one
type of personal or social
fulfillment. Hudson and Taylor
change beautifully through the
film, balancing their hopes and
desires with disappointment and
contentment. Director Stevens
skillfully depicts how personal
fulfillment can be based on
properly guiding one's own
personality, rather than using
unpredictable social values for a
sense of personal fulfillment.
In one of the final
scenes of the film, Hudson
and Taylor, now past
middle-age, and accepting
their son's marriage to a
dark Indian girl of peasant
stock, visits a restaurant
with the old Indian parents
of their daughter-in-law.
But the owner refuses to
serve Hudson's dark-
skinned family members.
Hudson and the man have a
fistfight, but the man wins,
and throws a sign which
says: "We reserve the right
to serve who we please" on
Hudson's slumped body.
The scene shows us the
difference between whi, is
simply a legal right in
1950's US Democracy, and
what is a moral right,
upheld by Hudson. Stevens
deliberately shows us this

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

Continue form number:-

26. Which process in the water cycle fills up
lakes rivers and seas?

(A) Evaporation (B) Respiration
1,C; Trarspiration ,D) Respiration

27. George pl1ansto Teas-,ie the .am-T'int rain
fall. 'A hch ir.nstrui-Tent should he LU.-;We

(A) Hydrorrieter 1f) Bramrneter
(Cj 'ind Vanei(D. RainGauge

28. Which weatherr conditions will most likely
destroy farmer brown's crops?

(A) -ubu-L- t;'.- .. ) "'I1 i al spoon
(C) Pla-h1c I.D; Match bS.x

Below is a diagram of the human excretory sys-
tern S'.udy it and then answer questions 3.0 and

i .I,
1,1. i i'. ' .

21. Tl i n al I stage in '-ic li e cy c.e of the butterfly is

(A) imago

,. .. .

22. Which organ chums food into a thick liquid?
(D) Stomach
Study the dagrarn of ie simple cimiit belowthen
answer questir. 2;3 and 25

30, Wirh p1a:art Ohe excretory system the ielee. B
rerepes ts

(A) Rectum
(C) Ureter

(B) Left Kidney
(D) Adrenal gland

31. What conveys the urine from the kidney to the

I Rain
II Floods
III Strong winds
IV Dark clouds

(A) II and IV
(C I and il

;)S I:andV J
D) l and Ill

29. whichh of these objects is most likely to
float on water?

(A) Rectum (B) LefI Kidney
(C) Ureter (D) Adreral glan
Answers to last week's questions

19 Tne lype of teeth tlat is used for grin
(D) molar
20. Which substance boils at 100 'C?


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Hello boys and girls,
Thanks for coming ang alg this week. We just
want you to see what kinds of instructions are
likely to be given to you at your examination.
Here they come:
i) Answer one of the following.
ii) Answer either question 1I or quesLirn 2
ili) Answer all questions.
iv) Draw a leavy black tine through the letter
you have chosern.
v) Study the figure carefully, then answer the
Good confidence is what you need for qood
success' Love you

Do You Remember?
1. Into how many counties is Guyana ,.1 :Ie An-
Swer: Three
2. How many administrative r:,gin:rs do we have
sr-readirg over trer-e cc::il.ts' Answer: Ten
3. ;,'AiWj' is meant 'n-, ti-irr i]tlil.rt: region"?
R, i':ior o' iriLr'laiii:,
4 '/'hee a.; s river et.' n' Answer: 1 1: ?f a mn un
5. I'v-dal is an islarind? .A :' -'. r aidJ i .r Ii'.:Ily SLi'-
rounded by water
6 Aboui how many ;-ii:: are found in "-'
E C RU'L I'.- ? A ;.-:;'. L.. ..i.. r ..,:' lii i.j-, ...1 arnd

7 r-jnmie two of 're wellhkrown i; i.-,iirn.j sandss of
ihl- Essequibo River, Answer: Leguan; Hogq
8. Exactly where do we find .M- Mazaruali r':, p An-
swer: of the \'1i.-' River
9. ,.'hi-r is the .ai lr.r-, i i: for the name of-': Min-
istry Of E:Jj..-' .in? Answer: \'..E

10. What is a tributary? Answe: A tbi alr'.I' a -,e2I -
Name two in the Essequibo county. Answer: Potaro;
C II'li i f
11. In which nialtu icire-jt i: n are diamonds most 'uLI nd'
Answer: highland region
12, Where is the national 1763 mrnniment fni.j-nd
AnL',,u: Slquare of 11itM ReV'J.u'nI, Durf'an Pa'k
1 Where is the town of New Amsterdam located?
Anrse.- Easrerin bank at the mriouh of the Berbice
14. Can yo", tell which two bridges musl be driven
overon iiur w'.'ay to Wes Be-bice f'oir Gecrgetolr'i?'
AUIs,. fa.tia ::-a, Mahai.-nny and Ahb.y
15. F-.r wf al J: s Ili, i' abbreviation NBIC -l-ta1'd7
Answer: National Bank of Industry & Cormmerce
16, Is the S .alr:'ni:-i A-iry the name. of a -churr.h orga-
riiratin or a inAi' ary orgwirr iiuni A'i.ser: A Church

17. The E-.. rer- season is observed by this re ir,;i:lr
\*.j'.': ,1"1C.Iris. an
18. [r in lly that consists of inli'b'ri 1a3T'-i aind
c'idiren is known by this name. Answer: nuclear
19, The set of n.lalnn.s ir :he CadibbeaRn : a.i is handed
IugijE'r. 'il the yuud of il' trade aid other ,w'll-Lu-
ings is called by tin r name Answer CAlCOM
20, The term II ': stri' fo-r tf;-i Answer lUniiFr!
KIf I:.J;1: II
21. A lake is 1JrL-'.1 Lt-,d as .... Answer: A body of
waler *:.i i :.'- r~lpf by land
22. The Fi:lil,.. l:. River is ;..-i.*,ll to have riamny of
these maminaas. Answer: rmanratees
23. The Kaieteur 1fl is this hgh. Answer: 741 feet
24 This is !I-. number of nations --,,ir once ruled
, ,' ;'a in turns. Answers: Dutch, Fetrch. British
25. Name two Dutch place nar is in Guyana. Bartica;
Su penaam
2 :. ::j w iat is our St. ,l-...:.i.:'s Cathedral known?

23, Which of the symbols in the circuit above ep
resets the battery? (A) L
ding is the 24. What is the function of the symbol at M? (A)
Works as a fuse
(B) Pure 25. Which other name would you give to the
-.f -_-_etterL2(
.r 4 -. .... -..^^ m T

Answer is 1ai wqiOCceln structure
27. Which cathedral is found on Brickdam? Answer
"The Immiarl.tep Cnnrc.R.n,:n
28. The Harbour Bnrdae is found across this river
Answer: Demerara
29, Mashrarnanr n.imrks ar event like this. Answer
Cullbiation afera co-uperat.wv effort workirig on land
30. Is the Pakaraina a i sh or a mountain range?
Answer; a mo.F.ntair ramq

Some useful notes
The original inhabitants of Guyana were the
Amr-nridarNs TiLu Du-.!ii came in the 16r century
and se-tled. There were changes of ruling hands
amnng the Dnfich TBitish. and Frnch until the 19"
CL.t':-IL.V In 1814 Bir:a i frna:ly succeeded in gaining
Gzyania as ts aown sc.'erelig stale. Guyana stayed
under British rule until Its independence in 1966.
,.Jydla uya n't c:-tFr aivr Icpublic status in 1970.
Some queslmuii-: to answer 4quick.y.
I.. Wat is the area of Guyana in both square miles
arid square kilorme.trs?
2. Whial can be said aLbut.l I the iomparative sizes of
Great Britain and Guyar:.a
3 WAihat can b- '.aid about Hogg island and Barba-
4. About what percentage of Guyana is forested?
5 Give an estimate of rhF population in our capital
6. On the coast the heat qs great How do the breezes
help the -.-.,;c3-tln:ers cope with the heat?
7 ;Wh-t is ti j nit cunrency in G.iyana7
8. Wiat -.ijih-rI.mSh pI is there between the Guyana
*-.iu-r.ry .ml the US dn lar?
9. On which side of the road is traffic allowed
to drive in Guyana?

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First Passage
Down where the beats ise f aqja.r'-t the
And washes the'Ti in cc.Jds of i'cnth- Sp.' aV
Or foaming, fumbles th-m, l-i :iin .vit. n tho-.
sand tones
Of an orchestra,
Sne wcmien was a and nr-iriq lkee a sort of

And farr.nes of bubbles frisk_ and float away
To be destroyed
tLke all the baffled coDes ta: 'lac their Iriie suns,
Tossed on the furious drifts of dis app.oin:rents.
But all the tide
Cradles these dinging bu.bhles.: ever 5'11 alike
The friendly little hopes that -lever leave the heart.

This is such a beautiful poem. E ven though you
may not be abte to w.vrie ponens 'ike the ab::.'ve
as yet. you can still r-te the :echniques

Ask youJr selt the tol ov. rg :uest enr anrd mnake
si -reo at y'J a.nsw'er thetR '.oer1yd.

1. Tell the message in your ...A' 'Wrd's to a friend
*wtha listenrinqear
2. Wt-at is d fferent ir this kind o: poem? Is it
strain h:furward?
3 There is talk abt..-r naffled hopes Man ;' W.est
* pcensla C aboul :"re r'S th. oq"ts
and hopes Wa' Is t-is ,'.poem 'o r.ayina?
4. V'.al is the ,,'rit-r's atfiLtude tl--.vards te
w;rTiren who are washing?
5. alt da. n the o F:,e rs l iLcr'ed out b' ,t, fe v .er
playin-'g agaih str il-e s: 1-'Ies-:
6 Expess ''C. Vc '!- ''S t. thE I' li~e ct theF ,;C w i rl
who are was3hin
7, Read the as n'ary 'ir"i pas -sble
and write a shirt. s ory .as:--. on it Pay e a i-.
.n to :t"'e r de- ; oils of stt! ig

'What ai .ve you 'rTicste ii ed well in ycur vrincti :.' soO
Sfar Check the pieces you lcav, pc.rn..r...l r-e-
Scer'ntiv ad come up' ".! iI a fair answer aL..ut. c: ur
prTgrl; s S.-s y,.-, j -.,: it, Consider tr-: brir- left
o'cr e. cev.el -:. and use more skills -r.- rr:-- .--. 1..,--
nterest e iCe. i.?- ,t i ,.-- .r' 2 .L.J

Second Passage
no shr.A'-3- uni iri *.--; r n innii t li up, U nd
"-e l'..': rie felper .,_ kept LuL r iin. il. '. you wdth
Snei- big umbrellas, their h-, .-.-t and t-eY h -
bies YOtL ad trecuenlliy to b-e gettirnj ut of the
wav of a I ng ro' n pasan girls, -naidseprva ,t;
in blue stc.:l nlus and ftat shoes, w...t si ve- -' n-.s
i on their firngrs, who -me t lt mi;k when you came
:dose to them They spread out hand in hand al,
across the field, from the row of aspens up to
the marquee By now :re ;,udgring was due to
start. And one after anoner 'ete farmers we'
.ling into a kind of arena ,1iarked off by a "cn\,
rope hung on stakes
.nside were theanimals, the r m .z:_les tow ard tlhe
rope their rumps .osti ng togetne -n a rough line.
Sornno'entp pigs sar'l, their snouts 1 1the around,
calves lowed, sheep lateld, cows sprawled
their belies on the :crass, with one leg bent be.
neath them, ard ch.weA'd with deCloraltio-n blink-
ing their heavy eyelids as the mnidges buzzed
round them Shcrt-s'eeved wagoners w ere hcld-
ing the restive stali onrs 'whch kept nei gfi ng vo-
ciferously in the director of the mares. These

stood quite qu.e., stretching 'ci.t the r reclks, Ihei
rinaries drcoDpinq, wh.le their fou testedd ir their
shadows, or came un: from time to time to suck.
Above te undulatirua lifre of massed be-ast"s yULI
saw a A wh.:te mane ruffling up like a wave in the
breeze a pair of sharp "lo'rns n Cut, or the
heads of some me runn ng. Ci-r side ,re arena.
a h'unrdred yards farther cu". a bg black bu..l stood
apart, muzzled, with an iron ring though its .s-
trlis no more :nann a-anirial of !rocnze
A ragged child held it by a rope
Sundry gentlemern were now advancing w'Alh
heavy tread between the rows of animals, ex-
arninr rg each in turn and co-nerrinrg tcgetFe' in
"fow- totes. One, who looked more rmportari than
the rest- made jottings in a rotebok as it we ve-t.

1. Pretend that you are 'iy ng in a co..ntry where
such ag,-cuIlturai fairs are still beir.g staged
'Write a letter to a :r:end who Ives in a far less
ad'.' ar.ced economy to ilg him or her about the
.nds of events .nalt happen at ajcricu.ti rural fairs.
Usc the passage as you care to use t
2. r'-e 10De wha you nr k the *Anier vi'te
about nexr ',r his readers, to h'ae a cu nolete
"cok or (:'r nearly so) at ; was hanper'i'g; .en
the 'air ground under his per-rar-ship.

Mastering the Mechanics of Sentence Con-
stru cti on

Reco.:nstruct :te .ols'.v ng sernter.:es as :cir ce'.l

1. took a bus and trav"e'e:! to the :I Res bank of
Len, erira
Beci Having .

2.. Aer s:teding all cl ta- e y!o-,ey at the Gwle"n
fair they -etu rned totheir h'orrela"id
Begin V.'nen ...

3. 1 I-'as cr.Jssrinc :e h fde when h' --,at h .::'
B ., 'i 17 .F q -: .

4. It seemed nr ps .! hi- to set i;ir:-,..' to the stu-
denrs w','er he fis: stadrid lecw:.jrik ..
-Benir On...

Sentence construction: Relationship of
Let J. look at som[e cause retati'rsht ps

-"ei.auL'" is used to show a cause -elationsi ;
and "as" is also used in the same way Another
com)rr.on .con.jnci n is"slnce ,which. like 'as",
can introduce either clauses of time or cause.

Look at the follcwing exatpleis .
IJ 'ave not seenhm sice himsnc s father d ed .' rr'e
Snc.e he did not keep hs appoinrmert I have
not see ihim. (cause)

Subordinate clauses of cause are usually di-
vdd .*omr the main clause y a commrra when
they precede it but rot when they ol'o ; .':

"For" is regarded as a co-orainatirg conjunction
and should not be used to introduce a subordi-
nate clause Notice the difference between
They seemed ill at ease; for their eyes were wide

Thei; seemed surprised hrbecause i.-1i- mouths
were A id c-e.F

Find the sl.:cI.rci rt ate rla leses of abusee and say
,,'",at wo.rd eachJ cl lse r-r difies

1. Fatter Fra-ncis had not liked askqng for leave.
a. nere alwv.ays so much wvot'k tr eve~Y a one
b t ne h ad not Lbeen very w ell of late and he had
been ordered to go
2. t you ae asked to teach a chid to draw ani-
mals, hrw would you beg.:r?"
3. 1 would teach irln 'rst tO draw animals be-
cause that .s xPal a child thinks about- and likes '
4 1 Only bring up tsris nmaurer aus yu wo-n
worried by it but I think :I understand why it is. so.

Solution to "Exercise One"
'" :e. ,a re qoi-c, my lad said the clder
man, 'i, a ,Iues 'ion tha doesn't interest us. W',hat
..,e want to kn c.,, is where v oi we-e on Tuesday
n^ght at se-ven o'c'I::l ::" w'.hen, as :';nu kncw, rl1
Mr. Eur-by., the bu-t.te:",e as k lec. If you tell .S
the e, ac' tn i-,n t riy help us."
"I shouLd !.e to," the yuangr man .-pi ed, but
how can I? It isn't my secret,

Solution to "Exercise Two"
One d.a;1 as he ,.'=:s ,.'rall in along -n street, a
friend of mine, *.vc-n I shll all Jack Hatter miet
a complete strargr The m.ranrge-w.s carrying
a ae -': !-. r.g Clor as best
he could," '- e.r: '..I weight.
Mr. -rat:'er ,a_.ed, eed the st;ranrer ques-
ti::i i 'l: and her -w.i .~sith a smile "Did you n.e-.-er,
he a:.ked 'i.-k.....earii]g a wrist ,a',,' '?"
The :"-.rqPrq s peIy is rot cart o'-ne oke

Solution to :Exercise Three"
There A; a -,a man
W'tth a L-u- ing e--r e
"As ;--". as I can
I want tc i -
FP Eei,.n'rle. is c,''- af
I .ant .'_ ielt on to
And work I -,vil n
But d'. what I l..r-t to."
'.*i n erg vast
He '-ibuurez u"'d nied
In cder at last
To do -what he anted
But where after all
H struqgiles w',.e e 'througn
He couldn't rea
,, hat he h;arnter to do,

Solution to "Joining Pairs"
1) Herman was hot-readed man who
never. stopped to thn-rl
2) Hilton i.s a very foolish fellow whom nobody
will -istento hirn
3) Jenrnife-is a very sensitOe girl whose moaier
car safe'y use her to look after her brothers and
4) Si'non Thompson is a quick worker who al-
ways has time to spare

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CHM 111., 1it
MTH 111,112,,12S1,1Si
FPHY 1i,t1
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MTH 111,112,1l1,1i t
081 111,121

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BI 111,121
CTH 111, li, v
MTH 111,122

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081 111,121
MET 111


a. Fbaos atiC (5) Bubjc isattie
CXC/CS D Genera elFroiden-y)
Bminfio nGr&ad 16b II(or e uiiltnt
atont (1)n arib or akJi a ubJ altkw
)li~ingp hidi mutidude Enqi h
nguage Itihtrmniand an (2) of
be llowg tnemet aubj idoo,
Chetni st, nhgm'rad SKence (in
Awrd) and RFhik.

b. Three (3) abjteBt aihe CXCS;EC
.pitntrIlR R dinq' ExBnirnBfn, Gmrdt
Iin IIIor equikl iwi ic mmatnddte
EnglIhL.nguale, IbitKmaB B and on of
iht lowing tn nce sbiuGc Biolog
PFtqiG; Ckmty or hikgrmtd Science
hinqgkAwdl igDfher "wim he k~-yar
Or.m d y I Di oma (ODC) (Ps vtA
Cpodr ,m t GoetmmentTekhnial
c. liuresideni ( 26 ytearand outr)will
be c nsdered proiding
Mtha Be n ]() !ub stlth
Eaminaion, Qrde lor II(orIqu eiaknr
wvdi~d mutinchd E lihd LmsguL e aa
Sdenct SubitGtor MIemm a and iree
years niiuous rel imntexprfienGe.

d. Three tl bjecb stilte CXCKCSB
(Genr fRoiitncy) EaminBon, Grade
1 or III (or tqukleni bhid mutindude
Engih lanquag~ I k enmafis and eiher
Irr f S citdc; (Sileit A. rd)
gt. r wi tighbin (8) motrdh M
"lnickd Gourat fore Gm EF

e. htt (3 eubjtich at he CXCICSBC
fGtnlraIProfitn Earmirnimon. CGdte
/ rb llior equislntkjvidu numtinclud
Engi1l n Lngu g h afi~ an db at
letathw ofte:ioving Chnibty,
Bl.ogy, Phylai or htkgthdSdence,
1gefPer hwil be rine t Lmorrt
Foundbin Htal Cart rograme tom
D[ I Mnmoiml HoIpil.

f Holdrs of EDplomBawiodtc d 1Dgret in
l kia nlchnobkr.

g. Aiy otlrquitzi'k.C n deetmd .quiudSnt
by ht Utnirai t' any of t a6"it...
t. Badi dc1: D greein rtirsing:
FtrUons etekin adBnia.on t.b i
progrmme tmutFr:.Iuc e.iien;tt hiat
htly ppeam EBTHER
a) Th CerHzit: ,f Fftq ittfn as a
F:R'jh I r7Nu v.t he Cfi trrl ~ora nq

Coundl ofGuanb ora B imibr
bseadikd body.
(b) Tht CerHatizof Fgbihmtonb a
Rbgistrd Mdtex.
(c) A y ofir qualfion deemed by ihet
1UnivsC 4tbe equivdentf dfihr (a)
or ().

Environmmtld Health
4pianisftr ihet iEronmernl H'ai I mustbe at
ItasdrtxKn (16) yearm ofage.
AppliKmbn tisGrdle 1, 11 and 111 CDlXCSEC
General Profiency or GC.E "'T keel Giade
J BE,C (orequimlenj in i v(5) difrenimbbjtcsa v~
be onidered tr AdmBion Englih language,
Biology or lI-man Biology, Chemis y, and
blIhermirra ac3c pbNe grmdet mutbe indjded
arong be subject held
Appianis rmy alo be n onidered fcr adniiion if
lety tEin tur (4) ibjtct atiht CKCCSBC
Genaer FRdcien'Gi.C.' "O Lteel whid mint
include Englih Language, fihtmia; and
iolgy or Himan Biology tqftr utih he i-
year Oidimry Diplorr h Scin e (Credi flm fit
GCINATL h al ause ptirnct d bte given
applicanisiY Gladea land 11
(i) Eity it Eirounmtnrrl HtIHh
Offer' pragmmtrr nry alo bt
obib d dby applisnm'h iho
hold ihe En onmen il He-atih Aaisat
CeriftCa, and i year post-
jfiiGkuion tep~erine.
(i) Apao in ~h Rtl-lhilitrti Einglh
c iure oflredby he hnrlict of
Dirnk t and Conftuing EiBuiatnis
equiBdeintI pae in CXC Ergih language
(ii) ApOm an hi grad Science atle
CXC/CSE Gtntml Doublt Awd
RIifciten Emnrinalon atGrmde lor I
b regarded asa quikntb peases in
-6 (2) science auijeGh
iv) kaLLktre sadenis (6 year and oTr)
who do noisalis.y ht above
rquirtment are eigible itr dmisaion,
prided fhty tIve had a minimum of
ifC (5) yeam eperienoe hna rehl
prof!aiond fkld.
(I) Aplmr'ra may be required tb atlnd an
in'ruki, heit reaun ofiidi wi be
ead t htel detmrint e admbion.

(i) Aminiriumofk'o .ubjcta atGJC.EI CA
Level or CAPE ExImimifn which
must include Chemifiry and
Biology. GC.E CA Wlg)gmk:aA B
and C (or equiltkn i re BGGpi:d aa

(i) A minimum of (5) i subjech at a et
GC. E ('O Luel)orCXCCS EC (Genetml
Ptoietncy) atONE dit g or ix (6)
saujectb tTI'JO iings fCr (4) ofihii h
mustbe Chenmist Bidoy (or I- kman
Biology), fhtiermni and Englih.
CXC/CS Gt desa II and III (or
equiultenI r a ;ccep-d as peaa.
hi'kg3rd Scien.c (DA) may replace
C he mistry or Bi log y.

A Badidor of Scietne (B.Ec) Digreet
Eidlogy'tnerity minor or Chernity
rmjorlkB.l:iy ninor frjm hit hIniiersi-
.:.f -Gu4a m ,: ,*htr appro'il irstiio n

A E.k, ma or ane.-it:d EIgrte in
C. t.r:; f,: ti Fbi; l- of IoH-dh


S4tierenofth Uniuter!ity of
Guyam or otier proutl inrtitf.ns of

[u) Tht Ordimry Dploma in Sdenoe (EODS)
tornm it G &,emmntrnFIni;d haiint
(Credit Grde) in addi'naBl t B
minimum of ur 5ubjetba ft Iit
GC.E CCO I;vd) hiki must indude
BIEndbAh, l i c; Bid.y (or ijnan
Biohi nd C h m i 'try.
CXC:R:BC GrBda, L II and III (or
qguiubaltnt art p e ptce d B paaa.
Inbigraefd S;enn (K 1j my rtphb
Chtiriky or Biologr.

A-kCrin A: rmry A ant DEiplom fom
RB iA(CrtdiGrBdteor a Diplonm in
AgriaiHuke (Credt Gadet) addilon
ba rinilm rofvo yearG nhtnnuou
rekmntorketxpetincte aBf

(ui) Person Awi hwue ~u;emlly
orrpletd ite FharrmiB Ai!hnt
Training RFgmrrnterun by te MUisty
of Hedh inaddiSon Biuo (2) year
ownfniou kreentuwrk experience f&er

(vil) kidrtr .derrb (26 yenarand ouvr) are
eigibk, provided ihly hBrv had
nirimum of fCt (51 ytra conrruoui
rektntvwrketptrienoe in pr t aMiond
ield:e4.g PhfBrmacyor Nlring.

Aiy ober quaif ion aonddred
eqiuBeint by hit FaaulI of Htehi

a. .ppiarrb wit trade II or III CXC
General Proidency or GCE l-Lwd
Grade B., or C (or Blui'alki in i (5)
different subjeb vil be t n'dtered t.r
Admn :ion. Englth Ligiage, Biology or
Human Biology, Chemisty, and
Iklihenm s atte>xepiond gramdejusiet
included among e subjectheld

b. pppinrrh may abo be considered "fr
adnision ifihty obbin Bfur (4)] ubjet at
lht CXC General iPofd'i ny~CE 1
Ltel whidi must include English
Language, Mkkhfianm ., and Biology or
Humnn Biology ,geitir ih ihe io-year
rdinry DPloma in SdFence (Credit tom
ihe GTVNATI In al ases preftrence il
be gieutntapplkBnm witiGrades land II

The COe tlk ti -mry Thdm nla tw OGAIEF
or bfly or Hth BS or Wlh I )ym
oMnuouexpldne MB an X-r w Ti nlckn
wllbe o00dleMd.

13) Reflnftd prWorIrl Nunes or Medexwth a
mirmnum or year etxptrltte aler
q ual I l ca on and
retgtmJn wilt Ibade-red.

(1 i'r IMi n )
ApR ikBiritolheCetllal In H deth
Snim es Tinrs and Hedtb anvc,
I anqiErsnrrW:uttn:

b. A prokainml cetlat wanted ty an
approved body one orttNe f-lt-L tencela
dbclr aue ha N u r s I n g ,
Phyh leMtwap, F'PIrmbi-,, k.4tfl. dl nro
and ErMrrntrrt Heath, akJng wt a
nlrurimo rmr te :I) year um ::.t quilldon

t. Ap,~imsuh oMert F;ejtrl dNu~L T;NIPi and
Rf-lkrd >.*i..u a .(;.i r thi ti3tni tI
NIra'i :-)urni 6rthe d:1A -dst' to

4apianb b I Diplorm in Oaphieorl H1-aift
(i) The hsiht of DOsnce aid Conimuing
Educalon Certirnk in OCaupFknel
Het lth and S safety
(1) ACA Envionmenbil Htath Oficer'"
(ii) AColege or Lniutrai quailiafi n a
Science, kanagement Numing or
TcGhianil abject
(i e OiKr eqikeiwntamqiaiion widih i
hidtri dueem t be equidenrt and

BtFirt edlt (2) mnot, on ihe taia ofiur (4])ill
daq per wbe5 ori (2) abbdnrric years parHmt
(2 lldays pertweek, during whidi fe istdebnust
be %dited bi a wfrk-plact baBti ireogniaed by it

Fore ht BJlS Forest Biogy appicanb
(a) a irat Dtgree pam in Bology or
driGaulHur or Enonorri or For3ty or
Gtogrqphywi a mininumG FIWL.7

an equiuvlent qubliicbion in a
petibibAn deemed byte Fbascy be

Comnidemr'n wAI abo be gien D applinis who
hw.' notmet(a) or (b) a bop, butwho also half
rekuBntre trch etxpritntc and hwe acquired a
GFAofnole Ihan 3.0 in ht i alti ytearoflht
irtdqree tt any of he ftrea i61hi in (a) aboue.
Such applkeniB vil be caondertd on indriidual
meriand raybe required b omplFe !petdBIlmakt-
up 0GMlte

ytar) in: Biology, Cherni~a, Compuitr
Scienct, Environment Studiet,
hbimaemia PhyifatndS tftaa.

(2 yeas) in Conpuir dence.


(i) 4pini b i B Dete and Opl nr
progmrrnes ar rluired b poIa ihe
general Universi 'i onrequrnmtnea
EBgiah Lmngqage end kihtrmixtamutt e
iK darbmong betubjeth.
(iiJ pian- b be .tSc. Degree progamne
irathabute nong iehtpa ati CCCSE
&Gnral ProciteneGC E "'0 Lut beht
nijor ubjtctara m be sbdit d and ONE
ofierSdaene abtjct
(i) ApplanI b t bit Sc. Degree progIarrne
in ENulRONM rALST1DIES rnaThwt
emong ihe pees atCXCCSE: General
Rotlcinc~FiE l .dl, BDLOGYor
(iu) Jpai'wb ft e firt e gr Rrmre in
CnryputrSdenoeix rnifpet
(a) A(omab in CGornu ncepcri n p uitia
(b) ADkpbm in Corpuir Sience.s pawi
GCa4owm! C (rfiffr IGFA=2.6 and ohtr

() D Opioma in Compu-kr S.rr and t
ya' ,rk eaitnr! aClkr c.ormptin of
te Dplokrmri-fGFisp.:,:r .n .i4
(Il 'ildties ofhe :it A.ii:-k Eryees in
Biok9g Chetmilskr, I.hc'nmani, or
S 6 frtom fi t hix.rrk ,yofiLutna
E.rt-bi Crmnpum. am lf Fhft edrri in at
te r I Illkl of ti respt-ikEt Dt-ir
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continued on page xx

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(i) Variations in grades of the above admission
_.qaqu__ remtrent.S; regularisedland_ each
application will be considered on its own merit by
the Department/Faculty.
(II) Applicants who do not have Grades 1 or 11 prior
to June 1998 OR Gr. I, II or III after June 1998 in
Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics could be
considered for admission if they are successful in
the foundation courses in these subjects.
(iii) Integrated Science at CXC/CSEC General
(Double Award and Single Award) Grade 1 to 111
will be considered.
(iv) Applicants with a Grade IV in CXC/CSEC
General English will be considered fur admission,
if they are successful at a qualifying University
Examination in English Language (EQE).
(v) Applicants with a Grade IV in CXC/CSEC
General Mathematics will be considered for
admission, if they are successful at a qualifying
University Examination in Mathematics. (An
applicant will only be allowed to take one
(vi) Applicants with a Grade IV in CXC/CSEC
Chemistry (General ) will be considered for
admission to the BIOLOGY degree programme, if
they are successful at a qualifying University
examination in Chemistry (CQE)
(vii) Holders of the Diploma in Technology, or Diploma
in Pharmacy or Associated
Degree In Pharmacywith a GPA of 2.7 are eligible
to apply to the BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY Degree
villa ) Holders of the Diploma in Agriculture with a credit
are eligible to apply to the
Degree programme.
(ix) Holders of the Ordinary Diploma in Science -
Chemistry option, pass with credit are eligible to
STUDIES or BIOLOGY Degree programmer the
ComputerSciences Diploma programme..
(x) Holders of the Ordinary Diploma in Science -
Chemistry option, pass AND a minimum of three
(3) passes at CXC/GCE Grades 1 and 11, before
June, 1998, or Grade 111 after June, 1998 /GCE
A, B, C, which must include English and a Science
subject, are also eligible to apply to the
BIOLOGY Degree programme.
(xi) Holders of the Diploma in Forestry, Diploma in
Environmental Health, or Diploma in Technology,
(with a G.PA of 2.7) are eligible to apply to the
programme. Holders of the Trained Teachers'
Certificate (Agriculture, Geography, Science or
Social Studies options) and CXC/GCE passes in
Biology, Chemistry, and Geography are eligible to
Degree programme. .
(xii) Holders of the Trained Teachers' Certificate
(Secondary Mathematics option) are eligible to
apply to the MATHEMATICS Degree programme
or the COMPUTER SCIENCE diploma
(xili) Holders of the Trained Teachers' Certificate
(Secondary Science option) are eligible to apply
to BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY degree programme
(xiv) Holders of the Diploma in Computer Sciences
(GTI) are eligible to apply for the Diploma in
Computer Sciences programme.
(xv) Students who do not possess 5 required subjects
at one sitting or 6 required subjects at two sittings
will be required to pass an Open Entrance
Examination to be administered by the University
(xvi) Mature students (26 years or older) who do not
meet any of the previously stated criteria but who
have significant experience / exposure in the field
applied for, may be considered for admission
Such students will be required to pass an
interview conducted by the Faculty and an Open
Entrance Examination administered by the
University of Guyana
(xvil) Students with equivalent qualifications to the
above may also apply to the Faculty for
consideration for admission

International Studies, Development Studies
Applicants to the Post-graduate Diploma must
obtain an undergraduate Degree from the
Universityof Guyana
S' Equivalent qualifications from approved
*,. Universities

Specialisation is offered in:
Communication, Economics, International Studies, Law,
Management, Public Management, Social Work, Sociology
and a double major in Political Science/History.
NOTE: For LLB Part 1

(i) A graduate or undergraduate Degree (B.A,
BS.c.) from the University of Guyana or other
recognized universities.

(ii) GCE Examination in five (5) subjects, at least
two of which must be at the advanced level, and
the remainder English Language mustbe one of
the subjects and passes at CXC/CSEC must be
Grade 1 or11.
(iii) A Diploma from the University of Guyana or
other recognizedUniversities.
(iv) Candidates who have completed a Preliminary
year at the University of Guyana i.e the first year
of the Degree Programme of any Department.
(Successful completion of the Preliminary Year
will not automatically guarantee a student
admission to the LLB Programme. The
candidate must achieve a satisfactory grade in
her/his examinations)
Mature applicants who have been associated with
the practice of law These applicants may be
required to complete a preliminary year before
being admitted to the LLB Part 1 programme
(iii) Applicants for the Degree in Social Work must
have successfully completed the Diploma in
Social Work, with a minimum GPAof 2.0
(iv) Applicants for the Degree in Communication
must have successfully completed the
Diploma in Communication with a GPA of 2.0
and above.
Specialization is offered in:

(i) Accountancy
(ii) Banking and Finance
(lii) M a r k e t i n g
(vi) PublicManagement : :
(V) Public Communication
(vii Social Work


Admission Requirements
For the Diploma in Accountancy, Banking and
Finance, and Marketing, candidates must obtain
a minimum of five (5) subjects at G.C.E. "O"
leveVCXC/CSEC General Proficiency Grades 1,
11 or III at TWO sittings which should include
English Language and Mathematics.

Except for the Diploma in Accountancy,
applicants using ODC must also have a
minimum of 2 subjects at CXC/CSEC General
/GCE 'O' Level at acceptable grades.

For the Diplomas in Public Communication,
Public Management, and Social Work,
candidates must obtain a minimum of five (5)
subjects at G C.E: "O" Level/ CXC/CSEC
General Proficiency at TWO sittings which
should include English Language. In
addition to the academic qualifications,
candidates must have at least two (2) years
relevant experience in their field, and/or
participation in appropriate or related training
programmes or possess approved professional
or technical qualifications.
For the Diploma in Social Work candidates with
one of the City and Guilds Technician
Certificates Part 1 or a Trained Teachers'
Certificate will be considered
Persons who possess the previously accepted
qualifications may also apply but those persons
would be required to take the University's

Entrance Examination, referred to earlier in this

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining
Engineering and Geology.
Applicants to the degree programmewithin the
Faculty of Technology must successfully

(i) the Higher Technical Diploma with the relevant
(ii) the Diploma in Technology with the relevant
2. DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES: Specialisation is
offered in: Architecture, Civil Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Geology, Mechanical
Engineering, Mining Engineering, Surveying.
Applicants to the Diploma in
Technology must obtain minimum passes in at
least five(5) different subjects at the CXC/CSEC
General Proficiency/G C.E.'O' Level or
equivalent examination at TWO sittings which
must include:

(I) English Language (CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency Grade 1, 11 or Ill. Applicants with the
required number of subjects who do not
possess English Language must pass an English
Examination set bythe University.
(ii) Pure Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
(G.C.E) or Maths CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency Grade 1,11 or 111
(iii) Physics or Physics with Chemistry (GCE) or
Chemistry or Engineering Sciences or Integrated
Science (CXC/CSEC General Proficiency Grade 1
or 11)
(a) Applicants with Integrated Science DoubleAward
Grades 1 and 11 before June 1998/Grades 111
after June 1998 will have this accepted as two
Science subjects.
(b) Applicants who do not have the required
Science/Maths subjects but who have five (5)
GCE/CXC/CSEC subjects acceptable for
admission to the University may apply. Such
applicants will normally be required to complete
successfully Chemistry, Mathematics, and/or
Physics at the University during the period July -
August prior to admission. Each applicant will be
considered on his/her own merit by the Faculty
Admissions Committee.
(c) For the Diploma in Technology (Architecture), a
science subject as stated in.(iii) above is not a
requirement but is desirable.
(d) Applicants using Building Technology, Metals,
Electricity, Electronics and Information
Technology and Woods in lieu of the relevant
science subjects will be considered. Such
applicants will, however, be required to
successfully complete Chemistry and/or Physics
at the University of Guyana during July -August
prior to admission.

2. The Guyana Technical Education Examination
(G T.E.E.) Technicians Certificates Part 1 and
11, or equivalent, in any of the following, are
also considered
(a) Electrical Technicians' Course
(b) Telecommunication Technicians' Course
(c) Mechanical Engineering Technicians' Course
(d) Building and Civil Construction and the
Certificate in Architectural Drawing (for
applicants to the Dept ofArchitecture)
3 G T E E Diploma In Science

4. GTEE Diploma in Science(Chemistry)
5 G.TE E Technician Diploma (Electrical.
Building and Civil, Mechanical)
6 Persons who possess the previous accepted
qualifications may also apply but those
persons will be required to take the
University's Entrance Examination referred
to earlier in this advertisement Anyone
desirous of obtaining clarification or
further information may contact the
Admissions Division. Tel. (592)-222-5406


Bachelor Degree inAgriculture:

(I) The basic University requirement which must include
passesaranytwo of.thefoltowmgsubjects
Additional Mathematics, Agriculture Science (Double
Award Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science
(Double Award), Physics.
(li) The Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of
(lii) The Diploma in Forestry from the University of
Guyana (GPA 1.8) or its equivalent.
(iv) The Diploma inAnimal Health from REPAHA

Applicants may opt to read for:
(a) General B.Sc. Degree inAgriculture
(b) B.Sc. Degree in Animal Science
(c) B.Sc Degree in Crop Science
(d) B.Sc. Degree in Soil Science
(a) Bachelor in Education for the graduates in the
Certificate in Education, Berbice Campus
(b) BA (English) for Diploma in Art and General Studies
(Berbice Campus).
(c) Diploma in General Studies (English or History
option) Aminimum of five (5) subjects at
CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE 'O' level at
ONE sitting which must include English Language.
A minimum of six (6) subjects CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency (Grades 1 to 111)/GCE '' Level at not
morethantwo sittings, including English Language


Certificate in Education Trained Teachers' Certificate
with specialisation in the relevant subject
area/programme (eg. Nursery, Primary, Secondary).

Qualification which the Faculty may consider
equivalent to CXC/CSEC/GCE/Trained Teachers'

Classes are normally held in the afternoon from
Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday

(ii) The option in Administration and Teaching is intended
for applicants who hold administrative positions in
Nursery, Primary, Secondary or other training

Nursery Education, Primary Education, Administration and
Teaching, Business Education, English, Geography, History,
Mathematics, Social Studies.
The Division offers the Associate Degree in General Science in
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and a Diploma in
Computer Science.
For each optional area of studies, applicants must possess five
subjects at CXC/CSEC GeneraVGCE 'O' Level at ONE sitting or
six (6) subjects at notmore than TWO sittings which must include
English Language and Mathematics. In addition, persons applying
to pursue Biology, Chemistry or Physics must also possess the
major subject area among the five (5) or six (6) subjects
CXC/CSEC General/GCE'O' Level(and 1 other science subject)

(a) B.Soc.Sc Degree in Public Management for
Diplomates in Public Management, UGBC.
(b) The Division offers a Diploma in Accountancy and
Marketing Applicants must possess a minimum of
five (5) subjects at CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency/GCE 'O'Level, at TWO sittings.
Two subjects at CXC/CSEO/GCE '0' Level together
with a Trained Teachers' Certificate/Ordinary Diploma
in Commerce (GTI)/One Year Certificate in
Accountancy from GTI is also accepted for entry to the
Diploma inAccountancy
(Ii) For the Diplomas in Public Management and Social
Work, applicants must possess a minimum of five (5)
subjects at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE O'
Level at TWO sittings which must include English

Applicants with one of the City Guilds Technician Certificates Part 1
or a Trained Teaches Certificate will also be considered for
admission to the Diploma in Social Work Applicants with the One
Year Industrial Relations and Management (IDCE) would also be
considered for admission tothe Diploma in Public Management
NOTE: Persons who possess the previous accepted
qualifications may:also apply but those persons will be required to
take the Universil's Entrance Examination referred to earlier in
this advertisement For further information please call
telephone numbers 337-2298 or2277.

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become new generation

door charm to the evening
anchor chair.
But for many in the indus-
/' try, that poses a couple of re-
lated questions: Will a perky
personality like hers save or kill
the evening news? And don't
j viewers really, deep down, de-
mand a deep-voiced authority
figure, like say Edward R.
|S Murrow, portrayed in the Os-
car-nominated film 'Good Night,
and Good Luck?'
The strategy of seeking
Couric to anchor the CBS
Evening News has been both
praised and criticised as the net-
T works seek to reinvent the 30-
minute broadcast.
With the authority fig-
ures who once dominated
evening news gone, the net-
ler works are. trying to woo
younger audiences. Despite
eutersi It the widely reported courtship,
ne of CBS and NBC, home to
n secrets: Couric's ratings-leading,
n wooing money-making 'Today
osl Kalie Show', have declined to ac-

knowledge the talks offi-
CBS has only said it plans
to replace Dan Rather perma-
nently with someone from out-
side who has a high profile.
Critics say it is a mistake
to putCouric, -best known for-
her interviews with first la-
dies and celebrities and
lifestyle-driven reports, in
the anchor role left vacant by
"It's a stretch. She has the
name-face recognition but her
major appeals are comfort, light-
ness, a real sense of personal-
ity, which are not necessarily the
kinds of qualities that translate
into evening and breaking
news," said Dave Smith, chief
executive officer of SmithGeiger
LLC, a TV consulting firm that
has rival network ABC as a cli-
Countless columns have
dissected Couric's strengths and
weaknesses. "She will have to
ask herself if she wants a job


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 (Road)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 '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 Lot 2 and Lot 4 is G$10,080 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 ban be done
between the hours of 08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and
08:00h to 14:30h 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 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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i'. SDO i)r1. n ,' 1. r-i, .fr I H L
..1 ,, II., I It, I'..1 rn j ":, I I1 I
_., ,,i i. i, ..! 190.00 '" 201.00 "-1 1
Sii. .c i i.ii. )0( i99.00 203.00 204.25
mr.,; B.rI. .197.00 1 199.00 202.00 203.00
190,00 1 95.00 201.00 I 201.00
J',i 198.00 198,00 202.00 204,00

ilBak Avdirage !94.00 197.50 20167 203.21

NohbankCambios Av. (5 largest) 199.88 202.72

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 ( ,2' r

B. C:nadian Dollar

SI .. . '. 148.50 155.50 163.33

C. Pound l'iL linFl

Bank Average 316. 17 343.00 353.83 364.50

U. Euro

Ran, .I'erai :210.l 23u.(0 245.00 256.00
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR USS G, Prime Rate
Rates .o)nion Initerbank Offered
Rate for Thur., Feb. 9, 2006
TTr$ GS 2.78
B1dos$ GS91.76 3 months 4.74000% US 7.509"
.JS GS 4.45 6 months 4.91000% Guyana 15.24%2
ECS- C G6561
BeliieS = G$ 93.65
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

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Sunday Chronicle February 12, 2006

that will flatten her funny bone.
What some people don't like
about Couric is that she is the
giggliest woman on TV," wrote
Doug Elfman of the Chicago
Sun-Times in early January.
Other critics have taken hbr
to task on recent interviews with
Howard Dean and Nathan Lane
and her coverage of the Macy's
Thanksgiving Day parade.
Still, many, many others re-
spect Couric. "I think people
who say she lacks the gravitas
are underestimating Katie. She's
not going to giggle her way
through the news," said Paul
Kagan, chief executive officer of
PK Worldmedia Inc.
"She'd bring,a different and
larger audience without losing
any of the respect," he said.
Dan Wilch of consultancy
Frank N. Magid Associates

Please see' page XXII

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Cercospora Leafy Spot i

Malabar Spinach (Poi)

MALABAR Spinach com-
monly known as Poi, is an
important leafy vegetable
that is produced in all areas
in Guyana. This vegetable
is produced commercially by
small farmers in most re-

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The Government of Guyana (GoG) received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the third
phase of the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP III). The SIMAP III program consists of three (3) components
including a community services component thatfinances the provision of selected social services to vulnerable groups
through Non-Governmental (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs).

NGOs and CBOs that meet the following eligibility criteria may apply: (a) has a membership of 12 or more persons, in
addition to members of the management committee; (b) efforts are directed to accomplishing defined Mission Statement;
(c) must account for its funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and exercises financial
planning through preparation of an annual budget; (d) is not significantly indebted; and (e) has a bank account.

Political parties, government agencies (national or regional), and private for profit organizations are not eligible for

Proposed projects should range between USD15,000 to USD50,000 and must provide social services from the menu of
eligible services to one or more designated target groups, listed below. Estimates must be quoted in US currency.
Proposed projects must be completed within a 9 months period. Evidence of beneficiary consultation in the design of the
proposed program, including selection of the proposed services, must be provided. Counterpart funding in the amount of
10% of total project costs in cash or kind is also required.

Eligible Target Groups:


Abused/battered Women:

At-riskYouth and Children:

Single Parents of Low Income

Individuals and Families
affected by HIV/AIDS:

Homeless Persons/Families:

Substance Abusers:

Eligible Activities/Services
Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating access to
services; social integration/recreation.

Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating access to
services; social integration/recreation; job orientation skills or job counseling.
Crisis intervention and other support services; legal aid; counseling for
perpetrators; activities with males in violence prevention.
Parenting education (including adolescents who are parents);
counseling/shelter services for pregnant teenagers; job orientation skills or
job counseling; social/leadership skills; youth group organizations and
facilitation; counseling; substance abuse prevention/rehabilitation; programs
for street children.

Day Care Services; job orientation skills orjob counseling; counseling;
household management training; parenting education; emergency shelter, legal aid.

Care and support services; counseling, facilitating access to services; legal aid.

Shelter/feeding services; facilitating access to services; legal aid.

Counseling and treatment services for substance abusers and their families;
rehabilitation services.

Proposals must be delivered by 14:00h on Friday 3rd March, 2006, in sealed envelopes marked Proposal for Community
Services Grants, addressed to the Executive Director, SIMAP 237 Camp Street, Georgetown and must be placed in the
tender box labeled "Request for Proposals, Community Services Grant". Late proposals will be rejected. Proposals will
be opened in the presence of applicants' representatives who choose to attend at 14:00h on the closing date of
submission of proposals.

Proposal selection will be conducted through national competitive selection procedures. The Social Impact Amelioration
Programme reserves the righttofund any or none of the applications submitted.

Interested eligible organizations MUST obtain further information regarding grant conditions and required format for
proposals from the Executive Director, SIMAP Agency.

237 Camp Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-5212/227-3554/227-3575/227-3564
Fax: (592) 227-3600

gions in Guyana. Cercospora
Leaf Spot is a common dis-
ease of this crop and result in
severe loss in crop quality
and yield. This disease is
caused by the fungus
Cercospora beticola Sacc. It
produces an abundance of
asexual spores on diseased
tissues. These asexual spores
called conidia, are respon-
sible for the rapid disease
spread that is usual observed
during a disease outbreak
This disease is most de-
structive on plant leaves and
can also be found on plant
stems and developing fruits.
Initial symptoms are usual seen
as small brown to green circular
spots on upper side of plant
leaves. These spots increase in
size rapidly and become ashen
grey and papery texture at the
centre surrounded by a reddish
or pinkish brown margin. The
centre of these spots usual form
spot holes on the leaves. Se-
verely infected leaves become
chlorotic and die. Infection on
stem and developing seeds usual
occurs later in the disease cycle
and small reddish brown spots
are usually observed on these
diseased tissues.
The fungus produces an
abundance of conidia that can
be easily carried by wind, wind
splashed rain, water splashes
etc. from diseased plants to
healthy ones. Disease spread
can be rapid within infected
plots under conditions
favourable for disease develop-
ment. This disease is favoured
by high humidity, low night
temperatures and moisture

plant tissues.
An integrated disease con-
trol strategy is recommended for
this disease. These include:
Removing all infected plants
form transplanted areas and field
plots, and burning them
Deep ploughing of crop
residue between cropping will
help in the concentration of fun-
gal innoculum.
A three-year rotation pe-
riod should be implemented es-
pecially in areas with a history
with this disease.
Using fungicides in dis-
ease management. Fungicides
should be preventatively in nurs-
ery and field plots under condi-
tions suitable for disease devel-
opment and at the first sign of
the disease. Fungicides should
be used in rotation and should
be applied with sufficient water
volume to reach lower leaves.
Results from a field trials con-
ducted in Region Three indi-
cated that the fungicides: Tri-
miltox -forte and Chlorothalonil
(Bravo, Brovo Ultrex and
Maximo), applied at the
manufacturer's recommended
rates, were effective in control-
ling this disease.


From page XXI
said if CBS goes the Couric route, the network would be bet-
ter off abandoning its old formula.
"If they're smart, they'll build the show around her strengths.
If they're dumb, they'll try to stick her in a Dan Rather format,"
he said.
For its part, ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, recently installed
Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff to co-anchor 'World News To-
night' after the death in August of longtime anchor Peter Jennings.
But ABC was dealt a blow last week when Woodruff was injured
along with his cameraman in a bomb blast in Iraq while on assign-
ABC said its 'Good Morning America' cohosts Diane Sawyer
and Charles Gibson, will take turns filling in as World News co-
anchor with Vargas until Woodruff can return.
While viewership has declined over the years, the evening news,
long considered the beacon of authority, draws a decidedly older
demographic. But that audience still dwarfs the numbers drawn to
cable channels and other outlets.
Anchors like Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley assumed
paternal-like roles and soothed the nation in times of turmoil
or urged viewers to question power at other turning points.
Later anchors like Jennings on ABC, Rather on CBS and Tom
Brokaw on NBC carried the torch. But both Brokaw and Rather
retired and Jennings died of lung cancer.
NBC's Brian Williams replaced Brokaw a little over a year ago,
while CBS installed veteran Bob Schieffer on an interim basis until
it either lures Couric or finds another star-like anchor. Couric's con-
tract at NBC expires in May.
While Couric's price tag has been reported as $20 million,
sources close to matter put it at $12 million. Some say that's still
too high a price for Couric in that role.
Others believe it would be a step down for Couric.
"A half-hour evening newscast doesn't have the same role it
had 20 years ago. There's still a residual brand, but it's no longer
the news of record," said Wilch.
At their peak, the evening news audiences were two or three
times what they are today. They collectively attract nearly 30 mil-
lion viewers, close to double the morning news audience. But the
earlier shows are longer and deliver far more revenue.
"Will the evening news regain the status? I don't know.
We used to watch Walter Cronkite religiously. What mom and
dad are even home for the evening news? Couric's not going
to change the availability of 24-hour news," said Wilch.

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member now popularly
known as DJ Stress offered
to play second guitar. That
arrangement didn't work out
for too long.
Then came Rory
Rambarran, a rock fan who had
once seen Brutus perform.
Rambarran seems like a text
book rocker. Long-haired, laid-
back and almost perpetually in
ripped jeans and a black t-shirt,
his enthusiasm and bonhomie is
something Gordon credits for
helping to rebuild Brutus and
keep the band together.

"We go out there," Gordon
said, "and deliver, and when it
is over, we go back and we
either gloat about the show or
we're pissed off about the
He recalled one incident
where they played at Meten-
Meer-Zorg on the West Coast
of Demerara and halfway
through the performance, the
stage was full of people,
knocking over Deygoo, Kerret
and Rambarran.
"I was safe behind the
drums," he mused.
Another great show he
recalled was at Jerries on Camp
Street. People filled that section
of the street and what is usually
a 20-second walk from the front
to the washroom at the back
took ten full minutes. That was
the beginning of a relationship
that worked well for both
Brutus and Jerries: they began
to draw a crowed to the place,
and in appreciation, owner
Austin Chung began supporting
the group as much as he could.
There were also

disappointments of course. For
example, the September 2001
concert at which this writer first
saw Brutus was originally
scheduled for earlier in the year.
Initially, they were scheduled to
play with a popular non-rock
band but were "shafted" on the
use of the equipment on the
night of the show.
Still, the band has
persevered. Currently, they
are the only rock band to
have two recordings out:
'Poison' and a live recording
at the Sidewalk Caf6 called
'Tripping at the Side'. And
they are, Gordon reason, the
longest surviving heavy metal
band around. Pearls to
Swine, Tech XXI, Hybrid
Storm, among others, have all
fallen by the wayside while
those like Struck Root have
only recently emerged.
Last year August, they took
a trip Brazil where they had the
crowd going, judging from a
DVD the band provided to this
They still have a long way
to go. According to Gordon,
one of the problems facing
the development of local
music is that Guyanese
continuously look outside for
things to emulate. He says
that everyone wants to be a
Jay-Z or an Eminem, but no
one wants to be themselves.
But is being a heavy
metal musician in the
Caribbean being true to
oneself? For Gordon, most
definitely so. According to
him, it is a genre of music just

like any other and while
Brutus might, for example,
play cover for songs
originally performed by other
rock groups from the US,
Canada or Europe, he is
confident that Brutus has a
signature that they put on
the music that is all their
own. Also, being located
where they are has opened
up the band to a variety of
influences: they can play
anything from US death
metal to Brazilian forro type
music and fusions in
He says that what stifles
genuine local talent is our
inability to be more open to the
stuff that originates out of
Guyana. And with heavy metal
music, there's the additional
burden of stigma.
"Adrian [Dutchin] from
X2," Gordon cited an example,
"is a rocker. He is there at all
our concerts banging his head.
But he chose soca because that
is where he can develop, and it
is where the money is. And I
can't blame the guy."
For Gordon, the only hope
for them is to start expanding
outside of the country. With
Richard Singh who last year
returned to his post as band
manager after studying overseas
- this doesn't seem to be an
impossible dream. According to
Gordon, Singh's return has
marked a significant shift in
gears for the band.
"He arranged for us at
Main Street Lime," he said, "A
lot of the radio and television



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interviews that we have done,
he arranged them. He probably
arranged this interview."
He did.

On the issue of the band's
- like that of most rock groups
- reputation as crazy, partying
slackers, Roger was quick to
"We four guys five
because Richard is just like a
band member are some of the
most level-headed people you
could find anywhere. When it
comes to work, if you have to
get up and go to work in the
morning, you have to get up and
go to work"
And as nuts as someone
seeing Gordon in action would

think him to be, he is as staid
as you can imagine.
"Actually," he said, "I am a
phlebotomist at the Central Lab
at Georgetown Hospital, and
I'm currently pursuing an
Associate Degree in Medical
Technology at UG."
As a phlebotomist Gordon's
job is preparing blood samples
for the lab technicians to
analyse. He is, surprisingly,
And what about the others?
Kerret is an IT specialist
currently doing work with a
respected donor agency, and is
also married. Rambarran works
with the Cyril Potter College of
Education as part of a donor-
funded programme, and repairs
cameras on the side. And
Deygoo is a leather craftsman.

Gordon sees absolutely no
incongruity between their day-
to-day professions and their
image as the wildest, craziest
musicians in Guyana today. As
evidence, he cites the case of a
US brain surgeon who belongs
to a rock band.
Finally, this writer asked
Gordon about the local
perception that heavy metallists
drink rat blood.
"The most obvious
answer," he replied, "would
be no. If you ever see a dead
rat you don't really see any
blood around it. You know
how many rats you would
have to kill to get enough
blood to drink? And then with
me working in health care for
the past eight years, I think I
would know better."

Invitation to Tender



1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture invites
tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake the following

a) Construction of revetment at Kofi Outfall channel, East Bank Demerara,
Region 4.
b) Construction of Culvert and revetment at Supply, Mahaica, East Coast
Demerara, Region 4.
c) Maintenance Works on the Crown Dam Embankment between Hope and
Haslington, East Coast Demerara, Region 4.
d) Construction of intake structure at Enmore in the East Demerara Water
Conservancy, Region 4.
e) Maintenance works on structures in the East Demerara Water Conservancy,
Region 4.

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road,
Georgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000)
in favour of the Permanent Secretary. Ministry of Agriculture for each tender document.

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

Tenders shall be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than 09:00h on
Tuesday, February 14, 2006.

4.Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who
choose to attend at 09:00h on Tuesday, 14th February, 2006 in the boardroom
of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance
at the above address.

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

6.All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2% of
the tender sum.

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

Permanent Secretary
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Invitation for Bids



Date of the Invitation: 15'"
& 19'h February, 2006
Loan Contract No.: 1107/SF-GY
Invitation for Bids No.:
B3.1G.118 & B3.2G.119

1. :The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank towards the cost of the Basic Education
Access Management Support (BEAMS) Programme Phase 1. It is
intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to
:eligible payments under the Contract for the Supply of Laboratory
;:Equipment for Project Schools.

2,.:.. :The Government of Guyana acting through the Ministry of Education,
now invites sealed bids from interested Suppliers for the Supply of
Laboratory Equipment for Project Schools.

3. Interested Suppliers may obtain further information, including eligibility
to participate and may inspect and purchase the bidding documents at
the address below, as from 22nd February to 15th March 2006. Bid
documents may be purchased by written communication or by applying
in person between 09:30 and 15:00 hours, Monday to Friday, except on
public holidays to the office of the:

Project Manager
Basic Education Access Management Support (BEAMS) Programme
Project Implementation Unit
109 BarimaAvenue
Tel. #(592) 226-4401

4. The cost for one set of Bid Documents for the project shall be a non-
reimbursable amount of G$10 000 or US$50 in the form of a Bank Draft
made payable to the "Project Manager, BEAMS Programme".

The envelope containing the Bid must include all supporting document
to satisfy the Evaluation Criteria and must be marked at the top right
hand corner Bid for the Supply of Laboratory Equipment or Project
Schools"and addressed to:

National Procurement and TenderAdministration Board
Ministry of Finance Building
Main & Urquhart Streets

5. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board at the address mentioned above before
09:00 on Tuesday, 4h April 2006. It will not be necessary to submit
bids in person since they may be sent by mail. However, the Employer
is not responsible for bids not received thereof and/or after the time and
date specified for receipt of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned

6. Valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme
certificates of Compliance must accompany bids for firms registered in
Guyana. All other requisite documentation must be submitted along with
the bid.
7. Bid proposals will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidders' or their representatives who choose to attend
immediately after 09:00 hours on Tuesday, 4" April 2006 in the
Boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration
Board, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown,

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
Co-operative Republic of Guyana



qualified contracting firms/contractors/individuals to submit expressions of interest for
pre-qualification, for works to be undertaken for 2006.

The works to be undertaken are as follows:

(a) Construction and rehabilitation of buildings and infrastructure.
(b) Electrical works.
(c) Installation and maintenance of air-condition units.
(d) Plumbing.

Interested contractors/tenderers are reminded that all "Expression of Interest"
must be accompanied by:

(a) Proof of financial resources to undertake works.
(b) List of equipment/ machinery.
(c) Valid NIS and GRA compliances.
(d) List of manpower/resources.
(e) Record of past performance of works completed.

Pre-qualifications must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of
the tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corer of the-ef elope
"Pre-qualification Bid" and addressed to:

It should be deposited in the tender box located in the Permanent Secretary's Office on
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N OUR discussions last week, we detailed
some specific examples of how our food chain
may be permeated by foods derived from ge-
netic engineering. Genetic engineering has been
used in manipulating various organisms in order
to provide them the capacity to mass produce spe-
cific enzymes of desirable qualities for the food pro-
cessing industry. We provided a quick review of
the functions of specific GM enzymes in the food
industry. Enzymes are now being engineered even
outside living cells and in test tubes!

Among the many examples,
we highlighted the specifics of
the need for genetically engi-
neered chymosin, the very im-
portant cheese-making enzyme
previously derived from calf
stomachs. We presented some
basic statistics to demonstrate
the quantity of chymosin
needed today in the cheese
manufacturing industry: "the
global annual cheese production
of 14 million tones requires
56,000 kg [kilograms] of
chymosin, equivalent to 70 mil-
lion tones of calf stomachs," ac-
cording to a report by the In-
ternational Life Sciences Insti-
tute of Europe, headquartered in
Belgium, entitled'Geneticmodifi-
cation technology andfood- Con-
sumer health and safety' (page 9).

Some commercial rennet or
chymosin include Suparen
derived from Endothia
parasitica, Fromase,
Hannilase, and Rennilase de-
rived from the fungal mold,
Rhizomucor mniehei, and
Mikrozyme from the bacteria
Bacillus subtilis according to
the Encyclopedia of Life Support
Evidently, the growing hu-
man population and attendant
human development attributes
of "better quality of life", im-
pacts the "carrying capacity" of
some of our traditional food re-
sources. The potential threat of
dwindling raw materials for the
food manufacturing industry fu-
els the urge for cheaper, abun-
dant, safe and efficient alterna-

tives through modern biotech-
Today, we take a brief tour
of the other aspects of emerg-
ing food technology as we look
at food additives and begin our
introduction to nutraceuticals.

A food additive is "any
substance added to food" (Inter-
national Food Information
Council, 2004) for a variety of
purposes such as sweetener,
preservative, colourant,
flavouring, glazing agents, anti-
caking agents, stabilisers and
thickeners, among several oth-
ers. In our local traditional food
biotechnology involving the
preparation of pepperpot, we
may consider casareep as a mul-
tiple food additive a preser-
vative, flavouring, a colourant.
A recent quick count indi-
cates registered food additives
number in excess of five hun-
dred. Food additives range from
colours and pigments, acids,
chemical salts, metals, gums,
agar, sugar, common salt, or-
ganic chemicals, beeswax, min-
eral salts, enzymes, vitamins,
bacteria and yeasts, among sev-

Central Housing and Planning Authority


The Central Housing & Planning Authority is seeking to recruit a dynamic
vibrant individual to fill the position of Regional Housing Officer, Region

Minimum Qualifications:

A Diploma in Social Work, or Public Management from a recognized
Institution plus at least three years experience in Housing Development

A Certificate in Social Work or Management from a recognized
Institution plus at least five years experience in Housing Development

Details of duties could be obtained from the office of the Regional Democratic
Council, Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam, Reg. # 6.

Applications should be addressed to:-

The Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & PlanningAuthority
41 Brickdam &United Nations Place

to reach no later than February 15,2006

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:*- eral others.
.".- Food additives serve a num-
S ber of key functions in food,
food processing, preservation
nnd production technology,
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No. 16 2004 and the Interna-
tional Food Information Coun-
cil 2004):

1. Maintenance of dings, cake frostings, chocolate

food product consistency. Ex-
amples include stabilisers such
as carrageenan which is ob-
tained from red algae ("red sea-
weed") of the species
Gargatina stellata and Chon-
drus-stpu-~ -C rrageenan is
derived from algal biotechnology
and used extensively in our ice
creams, creamed soups, pud-


Date: 2006-02-05
Contract No.: & 17/2005

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

The project is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) through the PRCSSP. and
has 5 major components. D&1 Rehabilitation, Technical Support Services. Credit
Services. Community Investment Initiatives and Project Coordination. It will utilize a
demand driven approach and will imnolve full beneficiary participation in all aspects of
the Project Cycle.

The MOA. through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the following:

11/2005 Excavation of Channels and Construction of Structures, Bethany WUA,
Supenaam River, Essequibo Coast, Region No. 2

12/2005 Rehabilitation and Excavation of Channels. Construction of Structures,
Zorg/Golden Fleece, WUA, Essequibo Coast, Region No.2

15/2005 Rehabilitation and Excavation of Channels, Construction of Structures,
Johanna Cecelia/Zorg, WUA. Essequibo Coast. Region No.2

16/2005 Rehabilitation of Channels, Construction of Structures. Upgrading of Dam to
All weather Access Road Fear Not WUAEssequibo Coast Region No.2

17/2005 Rehabilitation andExcavation ofChannels, Construction of Structures,
Riverstown/ Ondemeeming WUA, Essequibo Coast. Region No.2

14/2005 Construction of Vreed-en-Hoop/La Jalousie All Weather Access Road. West
Coast Demerara, Region No.3 (Re-Advertisement)

Bidding Document (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office. at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara from February 06, 2006, for a
non-refundable fee of eight thousand dollars ($8.000) or its equivalent in a freely
convertible currency for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at
the same office.
Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder and
must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand corner "Tender for the ...............Region
No.2 Lot..../2005 PRCSSP. Do not open before 09.00 hrs on March 7. 2006."

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

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

All bids are to be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Ministry of Finance building,
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, before 09:00 hrs. on March 07. 2006. Bids will
be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to attend immediately after 09:00hrs.
on March 07. 2006.

The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids without assigning any
reason whatsoever, and not necessarily to make an award to the lowest Bidder.

Pennanent Secretar
Minister of Agriculture
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and so on.
Alginate is another
additive from algae
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Page XXVI Sunday Chronicle February 12, 2006


The public is hereby informed that Licences for Motor Vehicles, House
Agents, Hucksters, Betting shops and other business Licences will be on sale
from Monday 6'" February, 2006 at the Licence Revenue Office, located at
Smyth & Princes Streets, Georgetown and Certifying and Regional Offices
around the country.

Persons renewing their Motor Vehicle Licences are required to present their
Registration Certificate, Certificate of Fitness, Insurance Certificate and
Licence for the previous year.

Applicants for renewal of Trade Licences should produce their previous years
Licence, proof of Address and Identification (I. D. or Passport).

There is a three (3) months grace period which ends on the Friday 5'h May,
2006. Taxpayers are advised to purchase their Licences before the end of this

Khurshid Sattaur
Guyana Revenue Authority




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
* Architects
* Auditors
* Dentists
* Engineers
* Legal Practitioners

*Medical Practitioners
* Optometrists
* Pharmacists
* Physiotherapists
* Surveyors
'Veterinary Surgeons

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, 28th 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

Pay all relevant taxes due and payable.

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


K. Sattaur
Commissioner- General
Guyana RevenueAuthority

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CANCER -- The Moon will be full this evening and you know what that means.
The Moon is your ruling body, it always affects you, and you've already been
feeling extremely emotional for days now. You're obviously due for quite the
,f'* <, Valentine's Day and, as usual, you'll start planning early. Fuss as much as you
like around the house, but do yourself a favor and go-easy on the plastic.
SI Remember, it's the gift, not the price of the gift, that counts.

LEO -- This is one full Moon you won't forget in a hurry. First of all, it's going to
illuminate your own romantic sign, which means this bright light will be working
its magic most especially on you. Oh, and then there's the small matter of
Valentine's Day, which is just 48 hours away. Think of it as a personal favour -
and needless to say, you'll repay it with your usual fiery enthusiasm. Just try not
to show your friends up not too, too badly. They do have to live with their
partners for the rest of the year.

VIRGO Just when you thought it was safe to come out or to at least let your
f: feelings out someone seems to be plotting against you. The operative phrase
here, however, is 'seems to be.' If you're worried about that, you still shouldn't
Sact without consulting someone first preferably an earthy, grounded, practical
i friend who'll be able to give you an unbiased, honest opinion. What you don't
need is someone who'll tell you what they think you want to hear.

LIBRA -- The full Moon is only hours away and it's brought along a full dose of
admiring attention for you, most of it from the group of friends you've been
hanging around with for some time. This will be a mixed blessing, though. While
you'll appreciate the good feelings coming your way, you may be in the mood
for some quality time alone with your sweetheart. Take your bows, graciously,
then duck out early.

SSCORPIO There's a full Moon due in this evening, set to illuminate the tug-of-
S war you've been feeling lately regarding work and career versus personal issues.
i Z ,.S-, ; It may be time to make a decision. But not to worry: You're ready, you're willing
i'js" and you have what it takes to get the job done either way. Just be sure to
make time for your sweetheart. After all, Valentine's Day is 48 hours away and
t \ counting.

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SSAGITTARIUS -- There's no doubt that you'll be experiencing all your emotions
Sto the absolute nth degree now, since the Moon is full. Of course, we'll all
Sbe feeling that way and that much so you can at least rest assured that
you'll have plenty of company. Once you express your feelings, the sense of
t relief you'll experience will quite literally feel as if a weight has been lifted
from your shoulders, too. Enjoy!

CAPRICORN You've got something to say, it's important, and tonight's full
Moon will make it impossible for you to hold it back for even one more second.
This has been a long time coming, so knowing that it isn't necessary to keep
quiet any longer will come as a huge relief. Express yourself. Knowing you,
you'll find a gracious, dignified way to say it, no matter what needs to be said.

AQUARIUS -- Relationships will take centre stage in your life now but the word
is nothing but good. You may be on the verge of falling deeply in love or on
the verge of admitting that it's already happened. Either way, rest assured that
it's prime time to accept and express your feelings, regardless of what they
happen to be. The full Moon will arrive tonight, making this the perfect time to
express emotions. After all, thousands of love songs can't be wrong.

PISCES -- You've spent quite a bit of time alone lately, and in addition to missing
you, your friends are beginning to worry. The good news is that this
hiberntili I .hout to com( e '-e nr. The fil Nlo n tonight \\ill
urge you to get out there and mingle. For starters, try an exercise group or a
P social club something that will bring you in contact with positive energies.
With Valentine's Day just 48 hours away, you may also make eye contact with
someone and hold it for a long, long time.


Sunday Chronicle February 12, 2006


ARIES The full Moon will arrive late tonight, turning up the volume on all our
emotions. In your case, it will also turn you into a magnet for the attention of
admirers both new and old. If there's someone you've been trying to get
together with, it's a given that you'll be able to make that connection now. Of
course, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, it couldn't be better timing.
Prepare for some serious romance.

TAURUS Valentine's Day is coming, and you're trying to concentrate on
planning a special day for your sweetheart. Your family needs you now,
However, so you'll have to divide your time equally. The full Moon will help,
however, by exposing something a family member has been too proud or too
fearful to mention. Do what you can to help, and remember: The harder you
work to solve this, the faster you'll be able to get back to business romance!

GEMINI The full Moon is due late tonight, ready to expose a tricky situation
that involves a sibling or neighbour. Of course, you'll want to help. The good
news is that you're very likely the only person who can, and it's not a moment
too soon that you discovered the situation. If it's a financial problem, however,
be careful. Do what you can without digging yourself into someone else's hole.


Sunday Chronicle February 12, 2006


l,': .,. ..... ; "- link our diet with our total genetic make-up and how different indi-
viduals react differently to the same nutrients in relation to disease
S:. the new and exciting field of nutrigenomics!

Due to space limitations we shall reserve discussion on several
examples of nutraceuticals, their functional food sources and po-
et ntial health/medical benefits to nex c

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risks of nutraceutical biotechnology may be more important for
Guyana the case of non-sugarcane sweeteners and the problem of
sugar export and economic survival!

RI)BOTMIAVli by Jim lMeddick

From page XXV
have advanced the usefulness of alginate as a source of fibre
and as a dietary supplement in their review article published
in September last year in the journal Critical Reviews in Food
Science and Nutrition volume 45.

2. Improvement or maintenance of nutritional value as
in the case of the addition of vitamins to milk and margarine for
"nutrient fortification." Several of these vitamins are presently
manufactured from genetically engineered microorganisms such as
bacteria and fungi.

In a paper to appear in a few weeks in the journal
Physiologia Plantarum, published by the Scandinavian Society
of Plant Physiologists, scientists are working on the use of
genetic engineering to enhance the ability of plants to
synthesise greater quantities of the vitamin Folic acid which
humans can not naturally produce in their bodies. Yet folic
acid is now recognized as an important nutrient for reducing
the risk and incidence of cancer of the large intestine
(American Journal of Epidemiology volume 153 published in
2001; Practical Gastroenterology nutrition issues #15
published in 2004). Folic acid also has beneficial effects in
controlling heart disease.

A recent report in the journal European Journal of Clinical Nu-
trition published online in November last year points to low levels
of folic acid in men who are aggressive; and a British report has
also linked low levels of the essential omega-3 fatty acid
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to social deviance and prisoners.

Other functions of food additives are:
3. Enhancement of flavour
4. Desired colour
5. Maintenance of palatability
6. Maintenance of wholesomeness
7. Leavening
8. Control of acidity

The European Union legal definition (EC Council directive 89/
107/EEC) of food additive is: "any substance not normally used as
a characteristic ingredient of food whether or not it has nutritive
value, the intentional addition of which to food for a technological
purpose in the manufacture, processing, preparation, treatment,
packaging, transport or storage of such food results, or may be rea-
sonably expected to result, in it or its byproducts becoming directly
or indirectly a component of such foods."

GM food additives and ingredients
According to Cornell University data, the following will con-
stitute food additives and ingredients derived from bioprocessing
genetically engineered corn or soybean.

Ascorbate (Vitamin C)
Beta-carotine (pro-
Vitamin A)
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Corn Flour
Corn Masa
Corn Meal
Corn Oil
Corn Starch
Corn Syrup
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Invert Sugars

Modified Starch
Mono- and Diglycerides
Monosodium Glutamate
(MSG) = "ajee"
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Soy Flour
Soy Isolate
Soy Isoflavones
Soy Lecithin
Soy Protein
Soybean Oil
Textured Vegetable
Protein (TVP)
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Vanilla Extract (contains
corn syrup)
Vegetable Fat
Vegetable Oil
Xanthan Gum

Brief introduction to nutraceuticals

According to Professors Andlauer and Furst, of the University
of Hohenheim's Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition, in
an article published in 2002 in the journal Food Research Interna-
tional volume 35, the term nutraceutical is of relatively recent vin-
tage; it was coined in 1989 by the New York-based Foundation for
Innovation in Medicine. Nutraceuticals have been described as "sub-
stances that may be considered a food or part of a food and pro-
vides medical or health benefits including the prevention and treat-
ment of disease."

Nutraceuticals are derived from "functional foods." For example,
tomato is considered a functional food because it contains the pig-
ment lycopene, used as a food colourant but now proven to have
health benefits in reducing the risk of prostate and breast cancers
and heart disease because it is a very potent "antioxidant" accord-
ing to review articles published in 2003 in the journal Alternative
Medicine Review volume 8 and in Annual Review of Nutrition vol-
ume 22 in 2002. Enough evidence is now accumulating to clearly

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Next week, we shall continue with very brief discussi-on
of nutraceuticals, phytonutrients, probiotics and prebiotics ,':

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Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 386th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes

This week we feature 2 American Muffin recipes which are perfect for breakfast or a sweet snack.
Muffins in America are 'quick breads' that is, made with no yeast, but leavened with egg and baking
powder. English muffins on the other hand are about 3 inches round and 1 inch high, yeast raised
(basically a breaddough) andbakedon agriddle. Enjoy!

2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons Champion Baking Powder
/2 teaspoon salt
'/2 cup white sugar
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup any flavour fruit jam

Preheat oven to 400F (205 C)
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, Champion Baking
Powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center. In a small
bowl beat egg, milk and oil together. Pour all at once into the
well in the flour mixture. Mix quickly and lightly until
moistened, do not beat. The batter will be lumpy.
Gently stir injam.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 400F
(205"C) for 25 minutes or until golden.

I Date and Orange Muffins ._

1 whole orange
V' cup milk
1 egg
V2 cup butter or margarine, softened
Vi cup chopped dates
1 teaspoon Champion Baking
1 teaspoonbaking soda
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Cut the orange into pieces and \
remove and remove any


Baking Powder
Custard Powder
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Place in the food processor or blender, and.,
process until it is finely chopped. Add the
milk, egg, and process until blended. Add the
dates and give a short whirl.
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In a bowl, combine flour, baking
soda, Champion BakingPowder,
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ingredients, and mix lightly, just
enough to moisten.

Spoon into muffin tins that have been
greased or lined with paper muffin
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ACTOR JESSE L. MARTIN arrives for the premiere of the
film 'Rent' in New York in this November 17, 2005 file
photo. (Keith Bedford/Reuters)

MICHAEL JACKSON waves to supporters as he leaves the
private house of his friend's family Anton S. (R) in the
Hamburg suburb of Niendorf, Germany January 30, 2006.
(Christian Charisius/Reuters)

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By Sarah Hall
E!Online Have you heard the one about Michael Jackson
and the Pope?
Turns out, they haven't either.
On Monday, an Italian priest who runs a music label specialising
in religious songs indicated that Jackson might be one of several
artists to sing on a CD made up of Pope John Paul II's prayers set
to music.
"It is only a hope, an idea," the Rev. Giuseppe Moscati told
the Associated Press of his plans for the album, which would be
released via the Edizioni Musicali Terzo Millennio label.
He said that his music industry contacts had attempted to dis-
cuss the project with Jackson, but "we haven't met him or heard
from him."
As consumed as he's been with his move to Bahrain, job hunt
and various outings to shopping malls, it's understandable that Jack-
son hasn't found the time to respond to Moscati's inquiries. (Or to
finish up his Hurricane Katrina relief single. But that's entirely an-
other matter.)
On the other hand, Jackson's failure to weigh in on his pro-
posed participation could also be due to the fact that he "is un-
aware of this project," according to his spokeswoman, Raymone
"Contrary to published reports in Italy, and the United
States, Michael Jackson has not participated in any discussions
with the Vatican or Edizioni Musicali Terzo Millennio, an
Italian music label specialising in religious songs, to record
music to Pope John Paul H's prayers," Bain stated.
"None of Mr. Jackson's authorised representatives have con-
tacted either the Vatican or Edizioni Musicali Terzo Millennio, re-
garding this proposed project."
Bain said that Jackson was contacted by the Vatican "about a
year ago" about working on some music.
"Because he was in trial at the time, he was not able to focus
on it," she said, referring to Jackson's child-molestation trial, which
ended in June with his acquittal on all charges.
For its part, the Vatican has said it is unaware of any con-
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By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Hot on the heels of hit
films about Ray Charles and Johnny Cash, a
project about the final years of Marvin Gaye is
set to begin production in May.

SINGER ALICIA KEYS performs with Stevie Wonder at the
48th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8,
,2006. (Lucy.Nicholson/Reuters)

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filmnimakr, I a ia druan In tell Ihe slor\ orf .i human heing ho
v;.is ne,'r full> realized, orne with fault- and foibles and an
uncommon grace erpre-sed c'ert lime he picked up the mi-
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Gaye. Originally, the project was intended to cover a larger portion
of his life but was refocused on his final years because of rights
issues with his Motown-produced records.
Music biopics are a hot genre these days with the success of
2004's Oscar-winning 'Ray' and 2005's Oscar-nominated Cash movie
'Walk the Line'.
Martin most recently starred in the feature adapta-
tion of the hit musical 'Rent'.

BONO of music group U2 kisses the stomach of Gwen
Stefani, who is pregnant with her first child, onstage at the
48th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8,
>2006.-(Luy. Nicholson/Reuters) ,


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