Guyana chronicle

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


Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
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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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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29013105 ( OCLC )
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Manufacturers beware:

Shape up,

or close down

By Neil Marks

LOCAL manufacturers have to shape up and improve the quality of their products to
meet new challenges from companies in the Caribbean or they may have to close down.
[hat's the blunt warning from Executive Director of the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), Dr
Chatterpaul Raincharran.
I Imports from the Caribbean, he said, are being checked for quality at ports of entry here, to prevent substandard goods getting into the local market with the advent of the CarSibbean Single Market and
-Economy (CSME).
Conversely, Guyanese companies which fail to measure up could face the squeeze regionally, he said.
Ramhcarran warned that toi cal companies could also lose out on the local market, since consumers would go for better

quality and packaged imported products sold cheaper than the same items made here.
"They may very well have to close shop and function as agent, for products coming from Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. This is the reality of the CSME, it' our ianufacturCrs, produccirs, and processors don't jump proactively on the bandwagon and implement standards.'' he said.
Guyana is among six Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states that last month signed on to the. Caribbean Single Market.
Ramcharran, in an interview with the Sunday Chronicle, noted that products from the Caribbean which fail to meet quality standards would be barred from the local market.
Since November last year, he said, GNBS officers have been stationed at ports of entry and operate through cooperation with the Customs and Trade Administration (CTA).

GNBS head Dr Chatterpaul RamchatTa

He explained that the bureau is working to harmonize national standards with regional standards prepared by the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality.
"We have to monitor imports. The fact that the CSME is effective now, the markets are open. We cannot restrict products coining into the market, so a lot of regional products would end up on the Guyanese market."
"We have to ensure the products comply with the same regional standards. We've forged cooperation with CTA and we have inspectors monitoring customs entries, and stamping those


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The system is work importers are seeing the comply with the GN quirements, the bureau ported. He said that be CSM, only about 20porters would register agency but now it has 105 and more are coi board.
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operations to achieve the standard: Edward B. Beharry and Company, Demerara Oxygen Company. Demerara Distillers Limited, and more recently, the Guyana Sugar Corporation's 11 Blairmon estate.
Ramchlarran said four more inspec- companies are in a state of houses. readiness, while six others are ng mani- in the pipeline. However, for who is other companies, the GNBS is iere, be- trying to get them involved in qualityy of the national standards mark
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king and distinguishable on the local and need to regional markers, putting them ,BS re- at tremendous advantage," chief re- Ramcharran said, since the nafore the tional standard mark is based
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a roll of place a national standard ning on scheme for micro and small enterprises "so that their prodsignal to ucts would have a better mary select ket value." and sell "Whether large, small, meiran said. dium or micro, local companies GNBS is will have to implement therelpanies to evant standards. They have to 0 1 stan- upgrade or enhance their operafair foot- tions, put quality systems in et space. place, so their products can become recognized, and be able to
participate in free trade."
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Suppliers of poultry mea and poultry products have unti JanUary 2007, while those sup plying table eggs have until January 2008 to comply.
If local producers and suppliers lail to implement the standards, they may have to close. he pointed out.
"Jamaica. Trinidad and Barbados would be able to flood the Guyanese market with table eges and poultry products - poultry products that are well packaged well labeled, well graded, and at competitive prices. What this means is that Guyanese would go for these products. and the Guyanese products on the Guyanese market would not be sold."
He sees no difficulty with the informal arrangement whereby small scale poultry producers sell to their neighbours and those in their villages in small qualities, but warns they too can come in for the competition.
"If I need a couple of eggs and I can go over to my neighbour and get a few, I would buy.But then if I see eggs on the market that are well packaged, well labeled, well graded. and if the price is right, I would buy it and forget about my neighbour. This is the stark reality," Ramcharran insisted.
As it stands, he said, only a few local producers can comply with the standards that have been set up.
He stressed that local companies should take standards seriously or risk going out of business.

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German aid for Guyana protected areas system

SIGNAL MOMENT: Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon and Matthias Bechtolsheim of German Bank KFW sign the agreements for the Protected Areas project. (Photo, courtesy Office of the President/Sandra Prince)

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A MAN was shot dead yesterday when guards from a security firm responded to a reported break-in at an East Bank Demerara company, Police said.
Police identified the dead man as Maurice Fraser, called 'Dustin'. 42. of Laing Avenue. Georgetown.
He was shot dead after three armed guards from the security service were dispatched to Polytec Industries Inc. at McDoom where one of two female unarmined guards was attacked by two men. Police said.
According to a Police press release. Fraser and another man. at about 11:15 h. assaulted the guard and entered the factory building.
Arined guards from the security service, who responded

to the break-in report, confronted the men who were armed with a piece of iron and a cutlass and they reacted in an aggressive manner,. Police said.
"Despite being called upon by the guards to desist from their actions, the) continued. One of the operatives discharged two rounds which caused the man with the cutlass to flee, while Fraser continued to attack menacingly and was fatally shot", Police said in the statement.
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The female guards at the compound later left, saying they feared for their safety.
They told the Sunday Chronicle the location is without electricity, telephone, radio and the bushes in the compound are thick and overgrown.
Polytec Industries Inc has been the target of burglars and yesterday it was evident that the machinery and equipment in the factory is being stripped and removed.


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THE Gernan (;overnment is financing a euros 2.93-M project to further ensure sustainable management of selected conservation areas under the Guyana Protected Areas System (GPAS)
The Government Information Agency (GINA) said documents for the project were signed Friday at the Office of the President in Georgetown by the stakeholders, including the governments of Guyana and Germany, and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development.
The agreements signed would see three components of the project being executed - financing (euros 2.56M), training (euros 370,000), and a small grant facility (US$180,000 maximum), for collaborative management projects dealing with Amerindian communities.
Minister of Finance Saisnarine Kowlessar and Matthias Bechtolsheim of German Bank KFW signed the financing agreement for the Protected Areas Project.
Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon signed for the grant facility and Doorga Persaud, Chief Executive, EPA and David Singh. General Manager of Iwokrama International signed the agreement for training.
The euros 2.56M will spe cifically support ecosystems conservation initiatives. GINA noted. and stems from a co-financing agreement between the

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"We have been working with stakeholders to ensure wec are at the same playing level with the international coinmunity with the creation of protected areas.we have been working with the international community actively in the areas of the environment and conservation and GPAS continues to enjoy this support," Luncheon said.
He said this project will see, during its first phase of implementation, work being done at the two identified protected areas - Kanuku Mountains in Region Nine and Shell Beach in Region One.
The role of the EPA would also be strengthened, he said, with regard to conservation and protected areas.
The training component entails instructions for about 120 persons over the next two years in various aspects of natural resource management. This includes ranger and tour guide training for both government officials and persons living within


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The Guyana Government, Luncheon said, has not directly invested heavily in the protected areas, but has been integral in creating the environment and building consensus to have support for such projects.





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Hopes fade for Philippine villagers

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro

GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) The stench of death hung over a village of 1,800 people in the central Philippines on Saturday, a day after a torrent of mud and rock from a rain-soaked mountainside engulfed
homes and a crowded school.
Only 46 bodies and 57 survivors had been pulled from the reddish soil, with the chances "very, very slim" of anyone else being found alive, said Colonel Raul Farnacio, in charge of the army's relief operations.
"We have two generators. We will try to work round the

clock but our men have to rest too," he said.
Friday's disaster, as more than 200 children and their mothers celebrated women's day at the school, buried Guinsaugon, a farming village about 675 km (420 miles) southeast of Manila.
Lacking heavy equipment, about 300 rescuers must contend with deep, shifting mud and an unstable Mountainside. Apart from some iron sheeting, other debris and a lone hut, there was little evidence a village once stood on the site.
A British man identified as Rebor White, 53, a resident of the area with his Filipino wife, was among those killed, the National Disaster Coordinating

Council said.
The British embassy in Manila said it could not confirm details until the next of kin was notified.
The government and international agencies were sending water, medicine and other supplies by air and sea, but many of the relief goods must be trucked to the devastated area on bad roads and around washed-out bridges after weeks of steady rain.
"We cannot do anything any more," Christopher Libaton, one of the survivors, said on television. "We just have to accept what happened to us."
Two groups of soldiers, wary of the soft ground. tried

in vain to reach the school yesterday.
"They had to withdraw. They couldn't enter," said Rosette Lerias, governor of Southern Leyte province. "We are continuing with our operations. We have not lost hope."


The Philippines is hit by about 20 typhoons each year, with residents and environmental groups often blaming illegal logging or mining for making natural disasters worse.
A series of storms in late 2004 left about 1,800 people dead or presumed dead northeast

of Manila. On Leyte island in 1991, more than 5,000 died in floods triggered by a typhoon.
President Gloria
Macapagal Arroyo gathered all state agencies involved in disaster operations and said her priorities were to rescue the living, recover the dead and rebuild the community.
"I call on each Filipino to pray for the victims and the survivors," Arroyo said in a statement. "It breaks my heart to think of those precious schoolchildren whose innocence and hope have been so tragically snuffed out."
C-130 transport planes carried supplies to Tacloban's airport, leaving military trucks to make at least a six-hour trio

to Guinsaugon with medicine, rice and clothes from UNICEF and USAID.
The United Nations said it was sending a team to help determine emergency needs and was making an immediate grant of $50,000 as part of the international response.
The International Federation of the Red Cross said it feared the death toll would be high. It was sending trauma kits, other relief goods and about $150,000 in initial aid.
The United States sent two naval vessels with 17 helicopters and nearly 1,000 soldiers, already in the Philippines for annual military exercises, to the coastal area.
Australia offered A$1 million ($740,000) to help evacuate survivors, set up shelters and provide
emergency items.

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By Silvia Aloisi
ROME (Reuters) The row over controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad forced two
ministers out of their jobs in Europe and the Middle East yesterday after clashes between police and protesters claimed 11 lives in Libya.
The protest in Benghazi was the bloodiest so far over caricatures of the Prophet that Muslims regard as blasphemous.
Initially resisting calls for his resignation, Italian Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli stepped down after he was widely blamed for bloody clashes in Libya over cartoons of the Prophet which he had made into Tshirts and wore on television.
In Tripoli, the General People's Congress fired Interior Nlinister Nasser al-M.brook Abdallah and police chiefs in Benltazi saying

"disproportionate force" had been used to disperse protesters who tried to storm the Italian consulate.
The Congress hailed the dead as "martyrs" and declared today a day of mourning across Libya.
Italian diplomats in Tripoli said Libyan authorities had told them at least II were dead and nearly 40 wounded.
After Calderoli resigned, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spoke with Libyan leader Muamnar Gaddafi by phone. "(They) fully agreed that this serious episode Must not affect in a negative way the friendly relations between Itay and Libya," Berlusconi's office said in a statement.
As thousands of Muslims rallied in central London to keep up the cyce of cartoon protests around hc sw orld. there was fresh bloodshed in Pakisian \svhcn lrii people were

wounded in gunfire at a demonstration in the central Punjab region.
Protests in Pakistan this week have resulted in at least five deaths, and on Friday it became the latest country where Denmark has decided to temporarily close its embassy. Denmark urged any Danes in Pakistan to leave as soon as possible.
In a bid to harness the escalating violence. Pakistan yesterday banned protests in Islamabad. As the ban was introduced the country's main Islamist alliance. Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), said it would on ahead with its demonstration today.
"The rally will be held in Islamabad. It will be a peaceful rally." Shahid Shamsi. an MMA spokesman said.
The cartoons, one of which shows the Prophel carine a turban shaped like a bomb. wet e first piLulhishCd in l)cnmark in Scpteinb cr. but last fnolll newsSpapetrs i ll uoopc ald elsewhere irepubl wished them to assc tfrecedotl of exp cssioln.
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stones and tried to block a road in the town of Chiniot. It was unclear whether police or protesters fired the shots.
Police detained 40 activists of the student wing of an Islamist group in the city of Multan as they staged a protest in defiance of a government ban on public rallies in Punjab.
Protests in Pakistan have been large and violent and many have taken on a distinctly antiU.S. tone. In addition to burning Danish flaas, demonstrators have attacked U.S. fast-food outlets and burned effigies of U.S. President George W. Bush, who is scheduled to visit Pakistan next month.
Muslim protesters burned several churches in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno

yesterday after police fired tear gas to disperse a cartoons protest, officials said.
It was the first violent protest over the controversial cartoons in Africa's most populous country of over 140 million people divided about equally between Christians and Muslims.
Britain's Muslim Action Committee (MAC) which organized the London event said they expected 40,000 to rally peacefully in Trafalgar Square. A police spokeswoman said 10,000 were present. One placard read: "Free Speech Cheap Insults"
Around 1,000 people protested in Copenhagen on Saturday against the cartoons.
On Friday, a Pakistani

Muslim cleric and his followers offered rewards amounting to more than $1 million for anyone who killed the Danish cartoonists who drew the caricatures.
One of the cartoonists,
asking for anonymity, said this has not been the first threat.
"This is not the first time we've been threatened, but of course I dislike it every time. The drawing I made was meant as a practical joke aimed at the paper and yet I have been dragged into this absurd situation," the cartoonist told Reuters.
"I didn't think anyone outside the newspaper's readers would see the cartoon and now a billion people have. It's a surreal situation."

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) South African President Thabo Mbeki yesterday hailed Haiti's election outcome, which local officials have said could lead to the return of ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Aristide has been living in exile in South Africa since 2004 after he fled an uprising over charges of despotism and corruption.
South Africa's foreign minister said this month Pretoria would monitor conditions after the February 7 poll- in which Aristide's long time ally Rene Preval triumphed - to see whether it would be safe for Aristide to go back.
In a statement yesterday, Mbeki congratulated Preval but did not give any clues about Aristide's future.
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South Africa's warm reception of Aristide - housing him and his family in a luxury guesthouse and flying them here in Mbeki's private jet - goes against the United States and France, which openly backed the rebellion against him.
Aristide, who remains popular in Haiti's poor slums, has kept a low profile for most of his stay in South Africa and not commented on his possible return after the elections.
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By Patrick Markey

CARACAS (Reuters) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday warned the United States would get no more Venezuelan oil if Washington crossess the line" as relations between the two governments deteriorated in an escalating battle of words.
The latest exchange between the United States and top oil supplier Venezuela came two weeks after left-winger Chavez expelled a U.S. naval attach6 accused of spying and Washington sent home a Venezuelan diplomat in tit-tor-tat dispute.
Chavez's comments came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Washington wanted to curb his influence in South America by lobbying allies to criticise the former soldier allied with U.S. foe Cuba.
"The U.S. government
should know that if they cross the line they will not have any Venezuelan oil," Chavez said at a public event. "I have started taking measures in that respect, I'm not going to say what," he said.

Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, supplies 15 per cent of U.S. energy imports. Chavez has warned the United States over its oil supplies before and he did not say what might trigger measures against U.S. shipments.
Analysts say it would be difficult for Caracas to cut oil sales to the United States, which takes half of its petroleum and has the refineries to process the heavy crude. Chavez is also benefiting from oil revenues to finance social programs for the poor as he prepares for an election in December.
Despite worsening ties, the Venezuelan ambassador to Washington said recently Venezuela would remain a secure oil supplier to the United States.
Fortified by soaring petroleum revenues, Chavez has reached out to his South American neighbours and captured anti-U.S. sentiment with his message of socialist revolution as an alternative to U.S.-backed free-market policies.
Chavez brands U.S. President George W. Bush "Mr. Danger' and often blasts U.S. "in-

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RENE Preval, the only Haitian to have served a full five-year term as President on the basis of free and fair elections, will need all the help possible, both internally and from the international community, in presiding over what remains the oldest and most poverty-stricken nation in the Western Hemisphere, after more than two centuries of independence.
Known to have been a very close ally of his former populist mentor, ex-President Jean Bertrand Aristide - whose government was deposed by a combination of external and internal forces two years ago - Preval faces the immediate challenge to secure crucial support from some of the 32 other presidential candidates at the February 7 elections. Foremost among them would be the former short-term President Leslie Manigat.
At the same time, he would be aware of the need to stamp his own authority on the governance of the country without alienating potential support from

Aristide's Lavalas Party from which he had evidently profited in securing his declared 49 per cent of valid votes cast.
That was before the Provisional Electoral Council and the international community accepted a Brazilian initiative to spread around some 85,000 blank ballots, cast for Preval and 32 other candidates in proportion to what had already been previously declared as valid votes, to give him the constitutional required 51 percent.
Understandably, Manigat, a former head of the UWI's Institute of International Relations in Trinidad, is not happy, since in the absence of a clear majority of more than 50 per cent, there is normally a presidential run-off between the two leading candidates. Normalcy, however, is a rarity in the turbulent politics of crisisridden Haiti, as Manigat himself well knows.
The reality is that with Preval being so very much on the edge of victory on the basis of declared official results, and Manigat far behind with no more than 12 percent of the valid votes, and the country once again threatened with lawlessness, a practical initiative seemed necessary.
In the circumstances, declaring Preval, the frontrunner, as the "victor" as the UN's Kofi Annan said on Friday in New York, was "a reasonable way to resolve an impasse that could have led to violence and conflict".
Both the George Bush administration and the UN Security Council came out quickly last week with endorsements of Preval's victory and their separate assurances to work closely with a new government in Port-au-Prince to promote initiatives to stimulate peace and progress in Haiti's national interest.
Our own Caribbean Community is no major player

on Haiti, but quite a helpful influential voice, as it ha proven to be over the years, as President-designat Preval well knows even before he had the privilege o being the Head of State to sign on Haiti's accessioi to CARCOM in 1997.
Now is not the time to recall how things could have been different these past two years, had CARICOM's "peace proposals" to end the confrontation while Aristide was still in office, not been suddenly ignored. having been originally embraced by major powers like the USA, France and Canada.
Let's hope that CARICOM's pleas to the international community for urgent and sustaine efforts to give democracy a chance to work for th good of the Haitian masses do not fall on deaf ears We await the practical initiatives to help Haiti a,arrangements get underway for next month', ceremonial inauguration of President Preval.

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WITH new national
elections just over five months away, Guyana is back to the season of customary warnings,
threats, allegations, counterclaims and, of course lots of assurances.
At the centre of it all is the question of who really


is NOT ready for the elections?
Is it the Guyana Elections Commission
(GECOM), the major
opposition PNCR, or any of the array of small parties, some 30 of which had presented themselves at the 2001 elections?
It cannot be to the advantage of either of the major contestants for power - PPP/ C and PNCR, to frustrate the elections from taking place. Worse, a boycott could only result in Guyana being the biggest loser.
Perhaps, therefore, more than just focusing on the functioning of GECOM, there should also be critical evaluations of how the PNCR and other parties now competing to wrest power from the incumbent, are educating and mobilising their respective supporters for a peaceful and enlightened exercise in electoral democracy.
The governing PPP/C, now seeking a consecutive

allocated the remaining three seats.
In contrast to the claims of the PNCR and grumblings from a few new and small parties, GECOM's chairman, Steve Surubally, insists, as he again did at a media conference last Wednesday, that the
Commission was well within reach of attaining its objectives for elections-readiness possibly even ahead of the constitutional deadline of August 4,
Surujbally, who heads the seven-member GECOM on which both the PPP/C and PNCR have equal
representation - is quite confident that with the registration process already showing some 76 per cent

completion, the Commission would achieve its
goal before closure of the exercise fixed for March 19.
The confidence
demonstrated by the GECOM chairman- appointed with the consent of the late President Hoyte - seems to be well shared by. among others:
The Joint
International Technical Assessors (Kwadwo Gyan and Stephen Beale); the
international donors that arc involved in funding; the Commonwealth Secretary General's Special Envoy, Sir Paul Reeves; in addition to the

confidence shown by the Private Sector Commission (PSC).
It was somewhat amusing to learn that the trio of

PNCR representatives on GECOM could have rushed into holding a press conference to challenge the accuracy of an

aspect of the PSC's press statement - specifically the word ",concluded" instead, as it should have been, "concluding", in relation to signing of an impending contract for electronic fingerprinting.
Why the anger when, as those commissioners and the party they represent well knew, that an authorised spokesman for the PSC was a phone call away?


Like their
fellow commissioners representing the PIPP/C, they would havc

fourth term since the restoration of electoral democracy in October 1992, says it is "ready". However, according to its General Secretary, Donald Ramotar, the party "shares the reservations" of some others on the need for more registration centres in the coastal areas.
Ramotar said the PPP/C has informed GECOM that there should at least be six more such centres to "ease the burden of people who are anxious to be registered and should be reasonably facilitated to do so".
Opposition Leader of the PNCR, Robert Corbin, on the other hand, is casting doubts on the competence and integrity of GECOM by his range of complaints in a statement last

His complaints against and demands on GECOM on various issues, including the process of voter registration, database for new registrants as voters, delays in concluding arrangements for electronic scanning of fingerprints, and more, reflect familiar refrains of the PNCR at both the 1997 and 2001 general elections.
The problem is that because the PNCR has made it a

habit to cry "wolf", to propagandise against GECOM with a view to casting doubts on the results of all elections since the party finally lost power in 1992 after 28 years in government, it has become quite difficult to determine, with reasonable accuracy. its legitimate claims to ensure free and fair elections.
The truth is that in continuing from where the late President Desmond Hoyte left off for this, his first leading of the PNCR into national elections, Corbin is confronted with a major credibility problem.
It is one rooted in his party's own
history of rigged elections to sustain itself in power - in complete defiance of the findings of national, regionl 1
and international mnon it or in g missions. And, by comparison, the verification of all such observer missions of the credibility of elections that resulted in outright victories for the PPP/C in 1992, 1997 and 2001.


At the last general elections for the 65-member parliament, Guyanese voters once again demonstrated their keen interest with a very impressive 88 per cent turn out.
The incumbent PPP/C received some 53 per cent of the votes for 35 seats, and 42 per cent went to the PNCR with 27 seats. Together, ROAR and what then existed as WPAIGAP. were

known the exact status o negotiations for the electroni fingerprinting contract.
Or, for that matte any issue of misrepresentatio or confusion about what the are doing to ensure realisatio of free and fair elections 2006.
Was it a coincidenc that at the time when th PNCR's commissioners wer engaged in the unusual exercis of moving to publicly discus the business of GECOM, wit the rule of the game, th tradition being to strive internally, for consensus Corbin was preparing for hi broadcast verbal whipping o the Commission for claime( lack of elections-readiness'?
Or are the Guyanes, electorate witnessing thi unfolding of an old, divisiv, and costly politics to causf as much confusion an( discontent as possible with th( objective of discrediting th( legitimacy of the elections and in a worse case scenario returi to violence, lawlessness an( chaos?
Personally, thougil lacking the charisma an( influence of the party' fo un de r -Ie ad e (Forbes Burnham) or hi successor Desmond Hoyte; seriously believe that Corbii would wish to be remembere more favourably for hi. commitment to electora democracy and the rule of lam
-particularly in view of tht prevailing regional an international climate.
While, therefore, th PPP/C and PNCR
commissioners on GECON work along with chairma Surujbally to achieve th( best possible arrangement. to ensure free and fai elections, the backroon advisers and strategists o incumbent Presiden
Bharrat Jagdeo and Mr Corbin may, for all we know4 already be preparing foi coming televised debates o leadership and governance of this nation.

Experts, donors give nod to GECOM as PNCR protests

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006

YOU sucking experts, like me, would know you really can't do both at the same time - sucking cane and blowing whistle.
You can do several other things at the same time, but you can't blow a whistle and suck cane in the same breath.
What's sucking cane? Trust someone born in Georgetown to demonstrate such stupidity.
Any good rural village boy like me who while growing up, early sharpened the uncanny instinct to spot the most succulent stalks of cane while raiding cane fields and keeping sharp lookout for rangers on horseback or hiding in the fields, would suck their teeth at such rank ignorance. Schuups.
Sucking cane is probably the next best thing after breastfeeding. Ask any village. boy. After the breast, the next best thing growing up sucking is sugar cane. Endless delight, mucho satisfaction - especially from stolen canes.
There are other stages of sucking after canes, of course, but village boys are schooled in the art for the more esoteric things later in life through learning the intricacies of cane sucking
Cane sucking is a finelyhoned art - you have to know which canes to pick from the fields; you have to be able to spot the shape, the colour, the contours, to know from which joints the best juices would flow.
It's like knowing when's the best time to pelt down that mango that has been tantalising you from on high in your neighbour's tree for days. Only an expert, with the right aim and sure arm, can pick the time, the hour, the minute (when the neighbour's bad dog is off taking a nap) to separate that mango from its stem and pluck it as it falls before the neighbour's mongrel discerns your ambition.
One day too soon, or one day too late, and you might as well go after a force-ripe mango. Ambition is made of sweeter stuff than that.
Mango juice, like cane juice, is the best nectar when squeezed from such dangerous exploits. That's the perfect schooling for boys for the more hazardous escapades later in life, like stolen kisses and other infinitely more heavenly pleasures that we need not dwell on here, at this time.

Ask the people of Haiti they have been screwed so many times but they stuck it out last week for the electoral process and, despite the odds, in the end their will prevailed.
Like Guyanese betrayed by the mockery of free and fair elections (mystery, ballots and all) for almost 30 years but who did not lose -faith and fought for reforms, they stuck the course and have to persevere to see it throughThe mass of Haitians didn't ma the long trek to the polls to knock ballot boxes over and stuff fake ballots into the boxes. They weren't into sucking cane and blowing whistle at the same time.
They opted for a course and stayed with it.
Trying to suck cane and blow whistle at the same time is making believe; you're fooling no one but yourself and it's much

genius, or two cherries, or gooseberry, or two or even three tamarind seeds at the same time.
But you can't suck cane and blow whistle.
And you can't mind tiger and dog in the same pen or put chicken hawk and chicken in the came coop. The two don't go together.
And a man, or woman, can't preach peace and violence at the same time. You have to pick your tune. You either blow whistle, or suck cane - we learnt that as kids.
Similarly, a man, or woman, can't be a hero and a villain or brigand at the same time. Pick your choice, take your stand and let the cane stalks fall where they may2
And you are either for or against free and fair elections you can't want free and fair elections and don't want free and fair elections.

We're into sucking cane for the time being.
And after fleeing the fields with the perfect joints, you have to be a skilled peeler to be able to get at the soft flesh, and then you have to set your mouth in a certain way, to get the juice and be able to savour it.,
The best juices do not come easily - no pain, no gain; wrong strain, bad cane. Pick the wrong stalk, or the wrong field, or pick the wrong time, and you might as well suck wood or suck salt.
Pick the right cane, have the right teeth and strong jaw muscles, and cane sucking is a source of wondrous pleasures.

And sucking deep of the cane nectar nourishes you for blowing the sweetest and most piercing of whistles.
As boys we had whistling contests after cane sucking bouts and I am sure that would have nurtured us well for the travails of adolescence and the tortures of adulthood.
But, deep down in that village and in the cane fields we wandered and raided in the rambling days of boyhood, we knew you can't suck cane and blow whistle at the same time.
A man can eye up two or three women at the same time (that's called living rather dangerously) and can suck two

like peeing in the wind.
That's another thing growing up in the village taught us boys. You never pee against the wind. That's as dangerous as sucking cane and blowing whistle.
And that's something to dwell on, right?
But it's a lesson we learned as boys and it should be a tune worth whistling soon after some really good cane juice sucking.
Set your mouth right and blow and suck, now.

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been gone for fifteen years now, and there is not a single nuclear-weapons power in the world that sees France as a potential enemy.
It costs three billion euros ($2 billion) a yearjust to maintain the country's nuclear striking force, and one day in the not too distant future it will cost a great deal more to modernise it. Why don't we just scrap it?
Faced with a similar dilemma on the other side of the Channel, Tony
Blair's government simply argues that Britain must keep its nuclear weapons because well, because who knows what the world will be like twenty years from now? In Cartesian France, however, you are expected to make a more coherent argument than that, so Chirac is doing the best he can.
Chirac's basic problem is that France has no real, nucleararmed enemy to deter with its nukes any inore. His solution is to extend the target list to include non-nuclear energies - "terrorist-supporting states," for example - and justify their retention that way.
Chirac's new position is not unique- The United States retracted its old half-promise not to use nukes against nonnuclear-weapons states years ago, and the Bush administration

maybe three or four key milttary facilities around the conntry. With luck, only a few million Iranians would die.
Chirac is so concerned about sparing innocent lives that he has even ordered France's missiles to be modified for selective strikes that don't obliterate whole countries. "All our nuclear forces have been reconfigured accordingly. To this end, the number of warheads has been reduced on some missiles on our submarines," he said.
During the Cold War, every one of the sixteen missiles on each French submarine had six nuclear warheads, because France wanted to be able to kill fifty or a hundred million Russians if the Soviet Union ever invaded Western Europe. (It was called "deterrence.") But now, Chirac assures us, a few of the missiles on each French submarine carry only two or three few warheads, adjusted to cause smaller nuclear explosions, in case he wants to kill foreigners in (relatively) smaller numbers.

What on earth has incited Chirac to start talking like this only months before he leaves office? Partly, one suspects, it is just his frustration at no longer being in the limelight, but he also has a more serious goal: to secure the future of France's "force de frappe" (nuclear striking force) long after he has left office. Like its creator, Charles de Gaulle, he believes that it is an essential element of France's independence and its ticket to all the high tables of the planet.
Even among Chirac's own right-wing colleagues there is now open debate about the desirability of maintaining France's nuclear striking force forever. After all, the Soviet Union, the enemy it was built to deter, has

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has been pressing for the development of a new generation of "mini-nukes" to do exactly what Chirac suggests at a somewhat lower cost in innocent lives),
Bush believed that Saddam Hussein supported the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States (or at least he said he did), and existing US doctrine would have allowed him to use those nukes in response.
He invaded instead because the neo-conservatives who run US foreign policy had been seeking a pretext to do exactly that for years, but another time might be different. So why shouldn't Chirac adopt the same doctrine?
Because to demand that countries outside the nuclear weapons club renounce any ambitions to get them, while the existing members expand their nuclear target lists to include countries that don't have them, is worse than hypocritical. It is self-defeating. After this, how can France demand with a straight face that Iran forego nuclear weapons? The world has got used to this sort of behaviour from the sole superpower, but who gave Chirac permission to behave like an American president?
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"THE LEADERS of states who use terrorist methods against us, as well as those who consider using . weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would expose themselves to a firm and appropriate response on our part. This response could be a conventional one. It might also be of a different kind."
On January 19, President Jacques Chirac announced a majorchangein
French nuclear strategy while visiting Ile Longue, the country's main nuclear submarine base. Spealdng on the missile-firing submarine Le Vigilant, he said that in future France would consider using nuclear weapons. against any, country that supported a major terrorist attack against it. But he did promise that he'd only nuke it a little bit: "We should not have to choose between inaction and obliteration . Me flexibility and reactivity of our strategic (nuclear), forces should allow us to respond against its power centres, against its capacity to act."
Oh, good. For a minute there it sounded as if Chirac was planning to obliterate any county that he suspected of sponsoring a terrorist attack against France, but no. He would only nuke their "power centres" and their "capacity to act."
What does that mean in

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Haiti poses for CA RICO

THE victory by Rene Prival in Haiti's presidential elections poses challenges for the memb er countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market
After the former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide accused the United States of orchestrating his removal and forcing him into exile in February 2004, CARICOM, as a group, declined to recognise the interim government 'of Mr Gerard Latortue.
.It was well known that the regional grouping was divided on how to treat with Haiti. In the end, the view prevailed that the Latortue regime would not be recognised and Haiti would not be allowed access to the councils of CARICOM.
Preval's election victory changes all that and CARICOM Secretary -General Edwin Carrington is reported to have said: "We are ready to receive Haiti back into the institutions of the Caribbean Community."
But, he added, "We will now sit with Haiti to discuss the conditions of its re-entry into CARICOM."
Importantly, Mr Carrington drew attention to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas which includes provisions for the Caribbean Single Market (CSM) to

which Haiti is not a signatory.
He said: "We now have to sit with Haiti on this and other issues, including how are they prepared to come on board with the Revised Treaty and what is the process of acceding to the various elements of the Single Market."
It is Haiti's accession to the CSM that poses the greatest challenge to CARICOM.
Haiti with a population of 8.3 million is the poorest country in the hemisphere. Its people are three million more than the rest of CARICOM combined.
Both its economic and political conditions have caused many of its people to flee from its shores in search of a better life.
While the United States has been the main target of their refuge, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas have also experienced the illegal entry of Haitians into their countries.
Recently, groups of Haitian refugees have turned up in Jamaica, Antigua and Dominica.
The election of Mr Prdval, by just over 51% of the population, does not speak to a united country. Haiti continues to live on a political powder keg. And, the political manipulation of its desperate economic

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In any event, Haiti is A far way from the establishment of democratic institutions, and even farther away from the kind of widespread respect for them that would underpin their maintenance.
Con sequentIly, CARICOM's first duty of care to a member of its community is to welcome back into its fold the constitutionally elected government of Rene Prdval in elec-

This will call for a serious diplomatic effort, and may well require the creation of a special CARICOM Task Force devoted to working


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Among these should be health care, particularly HIV/ AIDS, education and human resource development, infrastructural projects that would encourage foreign and local private sector investment, and, very importantly, the building of democratic in-

stitutions supported by legislation and enforcement machinery.
In this regard, CARICOM might enlist the help of Canada in a joint effort to engage the U.S. Government at the earliest opportunity in the peaceful and progressive development of Haiti.
Reports from the Dominican Republic, Haiti's neighbour, reveal that some 800 U.S. troops landed at a port city in the Dominican Republic, barely 80* miles from the Haitian border, last Thursday. Ostensibly, they are there for "New Honi-

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By Neil Marks

OU Bega's 'Mambo No 5'? enny G's 'Going Home'? By a Chinese military band? Why not?
Those who turned up at the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown Tuesday evening were enthralled and showed it in sheer delightful applause every

there was compliance when Lou Bega's spicy 'Mambo No 5' blared from the ensemble.
First Lady Varshnie Jagdeo, looking gorgeous as ever, was among those who heeded the entreaty, and from the looks of it, thoroughly enjoyed the programme.
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cularand the cheerful Chinese and was graceful in acknowlIging the warmth of the thunerous Guyanese appreciation hich engulfed the confines of e meeting place. The Military Band of the hinese People's Liberation rmy, which was founded in uly 1952, is the only one large ind band in China. More than D0 works and 100 artistes from he Military Band have won izes in competitions at home nd abroad.
In recent years, the Militry Band has paid visits to Jaan, Thailand, France, Finland, ingapore, Italy, Holland and e regions of Hong Kong and


Macao for competition and per- ing over ceremony for the return formance. . of Hong Kong and Macao to
The military band, compris- mainland China.
ing 20 officers from the People's During its visit to Republic of China, visited Guyana, the band members Guyana February 13-15. paid a courtesy call on ChiefThe visit to Guyana was. of-Staff of the Guyana Dethe penultimate stop of their fence Force, Brigadier EdCaribbean tour which saw them ward Collins, and were visit Grenada, StLucia, Trinidad honoured at a special lunand Tobago. cheon hosted by the Guyana
The band was led by Se- Defence Force.
nior Colonel Li Younglong The band departed Guyana
and included other officers on Wednesday for the final leg from the rank of Colonel to of its Caribbean tour in Antigua Lieutenant, two of whom and Barbuda.
were women. Truly, the Chinese
In 1997 and 1999, the band brought to Guyana their successfully fulfilled its task of amazing culture, with a difmusic performance at the hand- ferent taste.

IN THE MOOD: a singer and the band perform for Valentine's Day.

time a number was over.
The Military Band of China stopped over in Guyana on a Caribbean tour and dished out compositions many in the National Cultural Centre did not expect to hear.
And when the MC encouraged, "Please feel free to move and shake your body",

besides nationalisation, the specialisation and
popularisation of its art, and is characterised by its excellent performances, great variety, fresh style, compliance with all tastes and tremendous momentum. Its performing styles included various ensemble playing, duo, quartet, sextet and oc-

when boys and girls in love literally splash water on each other, further cemented the love mood of the evening. But the husbands, we noted, were too busy tapping their knees, than hugging their wives.
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SALUTE TO GUYANA: Members of the Military Band of China play a Guyanese national song during their concert at the National Cultural Centre Tuesday evening. (Delano Williams photos)

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REALISTIC vision for
a country or company requires new,
innovative and unconventional ideas and action. Too many times, a small section of our population and workplaces are fearful of the changes which are required to attain the vision we have set our sights on. People are comfortable with doing things in the same and usually the old, tired manner. I am not advocating change just for change sake, but only where there are strong and convincing merits for the new approaches.
In pursuing a vision for a modern, stable and prosperous State or the restructuring of a Company. there are still obstacles that will have to be surnounted that do not entail material resources but the attitude of people in the political and social arena. And this may pose a pressing challenge in the current modernization drive.
I have attended two public fora recently and there again I was reminded of old

attitudes, tricks and behaviour by certain people who want to cling to the past. Sadly, these persons are reluctant to deal with the new dispensations, especially responding to the aspirations of the young and future generations.
Many of these individuals still have significant access to the media, political clout and present themselves to the international community as the walking embodiment of solutions and ideas for Guyana's progress. They would turn up at public activities and fora to rehash falsehoods, worn-out solutions and purport to speak for the wider public. They pollute public dialogue and discussions with their old, divisive ideas.
This on-going negativism by these elements makes the young fearful of entering the public arena to add their contribution to the national effort to attain a new vision for our country. A

feeling of hopelessness and despair is imposed on our population by the -fossilized thinking frothing at the mouth with sheer hate and disaffection. When you read what they write or listen to what they speak, all you get is an attempt to take Guyana down the road of ethnic intolerance and instability. The more they speak. the more one gets the feeling that they want to deny this and future generations the full benefits of a

stable and modern nation.
Two recent examples are striking of this dinosauric behaviour threatening to slow down our journey to our common vision.
The first one involves an incident between a teacher and a student. These same warped voices instead of looking at the issue from the important angie of whether there was a violation or not, has now injected naked ethnicity and politics. A crime; is a crime,
notwithstanding one's
ethnicity. If we are to move forward at a rapid pace, we need to understand the supremacy of principles and obedience to things which are good for the country and its people.
The second case has to do with interventions made at a

private sector activity on the topic of democracy and elections. There we had cr~me de ia cr~me of that section of society which want to take us back to the past and frustrate our journey into the bright future. Once again, misrepresentations and
unadulterated distortions of the reality were presented as the reality. Luckily, other members of the audience protested such obscenities. Thankfully, it is oniy some of the same smali cabal, who belong to several past generations, who are engaged in such retrogressive antics.
The present generation is not involved in such campaigns. Perhaps, these elements should listen and observe more of those who hoid the key to our future.
That Elections are around the corner seemed to have invigorated this small dangerous group which must be persuaded to desist from their unhelpful postures. They want to drop their own burden on this and future generations.' The young is asking: why are they blocking us

from attaining this grand vision?
I am sure Guyana wouid not be the first nor last country whose voyage was obstructed by those who want to cling to the past, a past characterized by division, confrontation and archaic political gamesmanship. For any company, this too is a severe challenge.
Guyana is at the crossroads. This year marks the 36th year of our Republic and 40th year of our Independence.
*We are certainly a mature nation.
*A mature nation's inhabitants have to demonstrate that maturity to inspire confidence and trust in the future and reaiising the vision we set ourselves.
In the coming. months, this generation, particularly the youth, will be saying to those who stand in the path of progress and unity not to hold us back. Let us remember to keep our eyes on the prize - the realization of the vision for a greater Guyana.

Seek permission before

erecting posters, billboards

- City Council advises



Th G uyana Con ference of Sevenith Day ~dvenists invites one arid all to the GiOOD NEWS GiOSPEL EXPLOSIONi with International Evangelist Claudius Morgan.

Meetings are held nightly from Friday February 17, 2006 at 19:00 h or 7 pm UNDER THlE BIG TENTS AT THlE Crusade site located between Campbeilille and Prashad Nagar.

Comne, hear topics such as: Death in the Kitchen, Nightmare in Paradise, Born Half Dead and much much more. Enjoy heavenly singing, special prayers and wonderful music by local artistes.
Buses are available to transport persons to the Crusade Site Bus routes and time are as follow: Sunday February 19 at 17:30 or 5:30 pm Mondays to Fridays pick tip times are at 18:30 h or 6:30 pm.

*South RuimTveldt -RTurn into Tucville bridge - East La Penitence - Manidela - Pike Street - Crusade Site
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THE CITY Council has advised citizens against erecting posters and billboards without its permission and has warned of demolition of such material if the advisory is not heeded.
A press release from the Mayor and City Councillors of Georgetown expressed concern over the large number of signs, posters and billboards that are beingerected in different parts of Georgetown without its permission.
According to the release, the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chapter 28:01 of the Laws of Guyana,

requires any organisation wishing to erect signs within the limits of the boundaries of the City, to seek permission of the City Council.
"The placement of signs in such an irregular and ad hoc manner disrupts

the general aesthetic and beauty of Georgetown. This could not help Guyana's efforts to raise standards in preparation for World Cup Cricket in' 2007. All Guyanese have a stake in this event," the release noted.

Do no walkonIte adwenyu a

Applcatonsare invited from suitably qualified persons for the following position,


Prospective candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences. with three years experience in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Previous work experience with Government /International Funding Agency would be an asset.

Applications Should be accompanied by txvo (2) reference letters and forwarded not later than February 28, 2006 to the.

Chief Planning Officer State Planning Secretariat Ministry of Finance Main & Urquhart Streets Georgetown
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NDAY CHRONICLE Februa, , 19, 2006

Latin American women

gain, but sexism persists

By Lorraine Orlandi

IEXICO CITY (Reuters) 'hilean President-elect lichelle Bachelet embodies te rise of women into Latin merican power circles, but a region known for sexism omen still face offenses nging from macho slights assault, even by their usbands.
Bachelet's election last ionth as the first woman resident of her socially onservative country was seen s a major step toward making 'omen equal political players nd empowering female leaders cross the hemisphere, such as residential candidate Lourdes lores in Peru.
Education and changing eliefs, largely among women emselves, have helped them 'in ground in politics, business md other areas. But great gaps emain, especially for the poor.
"For Latin machismo, md I say this as a man, Bachelet's election) is an mportant symbol." Norberto onsani, director of the institute )f international relations at Argentina's Universidad Nacional de la Plata.
"A woman president was unthinkable. It's an important opening, although there is a long way to go," he

In Latin America more women are entering the labour force than in any other region, but many work for low salaries or for nothing on family farms or in businesses.
In the poorest nations, women bear the brunt of poverty. In Bolivia, for

example, they die at high rates from cervical cancer and complications during pregnancy and childbirth that stem from inadequate health care and education.
Across the region, violence against women is widespread but often unreported and even tolerated, activists say. Until November, it was not a crime to rape your

wife in Mexico.
"What women have gainedd is one thing. How we have been received is another." said Patricia Mercado, a fringe party candidate for Mexican president. "It's not with open arms.


Bachelet, 54, a leftleaning doctor and single mother jailed under the dictatorship of Gen. August Pinochet, seems well aware that she ruffles Chile's conservative feathers.
"A woman. Separated. A socialist. An agnostic. All possible sins together," she jokes. Chile legalised divorce only in 2004 and relatively few women work outside the home.
Bachelet is the fourth woman elected to lead a Latin American nation, after Mireya Moscoso in Panama, Violeta Chamorro in Nicaragua and Janet Jagan in Guyana.
Unlike her predecessors, though, she did not follow a popular or powerful husband into the limelight. Today, women's rising self-esteem may be giving them more clout.
"If I am able to get my family ahead, my business, if I am opening doors, then I also

have more confidence in other women." said Mexican
presidential candidate Mercado, who addressed a recent business forum and found she was the only woman in the room.
The question now, said Marina Castaneda, a Mexican writer and author of the book 'El Machismo Invisible' ('Invisible Machismo'), is whether Bachelet can govern as a woman.
"In a macho country, to have authority, you have to be a macho person, you have to become like the men because otherwise no one will listen to you or respect you or obey you," she said.
"In truly democratic societies, power lies with institutions," Castaneda said. "In Latin America, we're not quite there yet, power still resides with the force of personality. To have authority, you have to be authoritarian."


Abuse of women is rooted in Latin American history, from the European conquest of indigenous people to the "'maquila" assembly-factory boom in the 1990s. the international rights group MADRE says.

That persists despite women's gains. Largely
indigenous Guatemala. for example. faces a new wave of women's murders.
Maricela Ortiz sees the


hundreds of women raped, tortured and killed on Mexico's U.S. border in the past 12 years, among them her 17-yearold goddaughter.
Ortiz, an advocate for families of more than 340 women murdered in Ciudad Juarez since 1993, says a backlash works against women in her city, which brings together poor women seeking factory jobs. would-be migrants and drug traffickers.



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"The w onn, 'when she feels empowered, when she begins to earn. when she can get ahead without a uman . becomes his potential victim." said Ortiz.
Her goddaughtcr Lilia Alejandra Garcia Andrade disappeared after leaving work at a factory io 200!. A week later, her body was found with signs of rape and torture. Victims' families and federal

prosecutors blame
institutionalised sexism for authorities' slow and sloppy response to the violence.
"All those murdered women worked: they don't kill the housewife taking care of her babies." said Mexican newspaper columnist
Guadalupe Loaeza. "The Mexican male has a lot of fear, fear of not being macho, of feeling unappreciated."
Women's advocates hope education can change things.
In one Mexican advertising campaign, leading women intellectuals, artists and journalists are pictured with their faces shockingly bruised, made-up as victims of domestic violence to show the problem affects all women.
Loaeza, who describes her own son as macho, says women as well as men perpetuate sexism.
"Where did he come from, how did he learn that?" she said of her grown son's attitude. "We women create macho men. We educate them with the same patterns we saw in our own homes."

12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19,200

The way forward for

Crime and Justice in the Caribbean

ACING a wall-to-wall
crowd of over 600 at the formal opening of the 4th International
Conference on Crime and Justice in the Caribbean last Wednesday, Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General John Jeremie publicly agreed with Professor Ramesh Deosaran's proposal for the Government in each CARICOM state to establish a Research and Policy Development Fund to facilitate high-level research on crime and justice. Mr. Jeremie pledged his Government's support for this proposal.
As chairman of the formal opening and Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice which sponsored the four-day conference, Deosaran had explained to the large audience at the UWI Learning Resource Centre that "the gaps now existing between policy makers and professional researchers in the Caribbean are too wide, too contaminated by mutual suspicions and detrimental to

national development." He suggested the establishment of this fund with a "professional, independent Board" to manage applications and award research grants."
"We have to get more

serious about research and policy analysis in the areas of crime and justice," Deosaran remarked to the approving audience which included, Caribbean Court of Justice President Michael de la Bastide, Chief Justice Sat Sharma, Jamaica Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe, Senate President Linda Baboolal, UWI Vice Chancellor Nigel Harris, Police
Commissioner Trevor Paul, and a host of Diplomats, foreign scholars, Ministers, Members of Parliament and other civic leaders.
It came as no surprise to see so many senior government officials were seen mixing with researchers - local, regional and international - since the theme of the crime conference was 'New Challenges for the Caribbean: From Research to Policy'. More than 300 persons registered for the conference

which generated 30 panels and more than 100 research papers. The panel topics ranged from illegal firearms trafficking, trans-national crime, policing, crime and the media, judicial and penal reform, school violence and delinquency, crime and public policy, criminal deportees, terrorism, private security and crime and tourism.
Speaking on crime and tourism at the Tobago leg of the conference, Jamaica Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe told the audience at the Mt Irvine Hotel that the researchers cannot be left out or marginalised in the policy development process since policies, like court judgements, must be guided by rational thinking and not so much by pressure to do something overnight. He commended the organisers, the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. and said how well he has been treated as a Jamaican guest, and how useful he found the presentations.
The tendency for CARICOM governments to hire foreign consultants at exorbitant fees "to do what local



The Mayor and City Council is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies in its Administrative and Engineering Departments.

iProject Officer

The Project Officer shall
a. Assist Cotuncil in identifying suitable projects, b. Be responsible for drafting and submitting project proposals to relevant agencies. c Be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of projects. JOB SPECIFICATION
Degree in Civil Engineering, plus three (3) years experience in Project implementation and management OR
Degree in Social Sciences, plus three (3) years experience in Project implementation and management.

2. Assistant City Engineer

1. The Assistant City Engineer is responsible for consructing, maintaining and improving all
roads, parapets, avenue and sidewalks within the City.
2. The incumbent is also responiible for the maintenance of the City's drainage system. JOB SPECIFICATION
Degree in Civil Engineering, plus two (2) years experience working: n an Engineering capacity.
Diploma in Civil Engineerir g plus cur expoe, rirg vorinreering capaciiy Application and a deia/ed Cuniculu'M, ust to ItheTo',C"i �O'ffcnoIOfc P
March 102006. and sooun lb addresised>
The Town Clerk
Mayorand City Council
Regent Street &Avenue of the Republic Georgetown

and regional experts can do and do better" was a repeated concern by both presenters and participants. One participant remarked that governments find it safer to hire foreigners since these foreigners "care more about fees and pleasing the politicians than about doing what is right and culturally relevant." And so these policies fail one after the other, he said.
The question now asked is what next? Where will all these rich ideas now go? When this question was posed to the Conference Director, Professor Deosaran, he said: "In the first place, as researchers and policy analysts, we cannot
implement the action necessary to arrest and convict criminals. We do not have the legal authority to patrol the streets to prevent crime or to direct unruly traffic or even to deal with school delinquency. These duties are for the legallyempowered entities whom we all know. What we have done through this four-day conference is to throw some light on the way forward, to provide a refreshed road map, to insist on evidence-based policies accompanied with a evaluation component, and to make our expertise available to our country, rather than being isolated from the policy makers and the implementing authorities."
He added: "We invited officials from our protective services, the judiciary, the various ministries and nongovernmental organisations, even teachers and the business sector, hoping that these ideas will supplement their own agenda for reducing crime and violence in the society. These

people have their work to do. What more can we do?"
As a means of charting the way forward from this fourday pioneering crime and justice conference, the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice has drawn up a Declaration of Ten Resolutions arising from the various panel discussions.
These are:
1. That a Research and Policy Development Fund be established by each CARICOM government with an initial capital sum of US$2 million and further that an independent -group of professional experts be appointed to manage and fund research applications.
2. That crime policies across the Caribbean be more reliably informed by proper research, data analysis and evaluation components for more effective and
sustainable results, and further that more reliance be placed on local and regional researchers than on foreign consultants.
3. That there be a greater extent of public accountability by the protective services and other agencies responsible for crime and justice, and that mechanisms for such
accountability be improved and more fully democratised.
4. That there be established a joint crime research -policy group of experts in each CARICOM state, and framed mainly between each government and the University of the West Indies, and further that a research and policy agenda in each state be constructed in conjunction with the existing CARICOM Task Force on Crime and Security.
5. That the University of the West Indies itself make a greater and more determined

effort in providing financial, manpower, and
infrastructural support to research and teaching programmes in criminology, security and criminal justice.
6. That the business sector across the Caribbean, apart from its dutiful expressions of concerns over crime and violence, now undertake to either establish or contribute to funding for research and policy development in the areas of crime and justice research.
7. That each CARICOM government establish a National Crime Commission
- as proposed by the CARICOM Task Force on Crime and Security - to help mobilise civic partnerships in the crime prevention programmes. (St Lucia and Barbados have already done SO.
8. That the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice obtain the resources required for publishing selected papers from the Conference, and that such papers be published in a manner that can be easily available and utilised by the general public.
9. That a Judicial Education Forum be established by the Joint Group of Experts (#4 above) and in collaboration with the Office of Chief Justice in each CARICOM state to provide bi-monthly
discussions for the public benefit on selected court judgements and related judicial issues.
10. That crime prevention and delinquency control be part of the teacher training programmes across the Caribbean, and further that the University of the West Indies provide technical support for establishing such programmes.


Notice o-f Award
The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the China Scholarship
Council is offering two (2) scholarships at the Masters Degree level for
the 2006/2007 academic year in China.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to pursue studies
in the following fieldMedical Sciences


The minimum requirement for consideration for studies at the Master's Degree level is a M.D. or M.B.B.S. pass with a minimum Grade Point
Average of 3.0 or above, plus three (3) years as a medical practitioner.

Application iorms can be obtained fromn the Permanent Secrctar. Public Ser\ice
Ministr,. 164 Waterloo Street. Gcorgeton i and the Scholarships Depatlcnlt.
Trainiing, Di'r ision. Duirban Sircet and Viissen ecn Road. (eorcto\ n.

closingo date foi tile receipt of appi cations is Febi nary 27. 2006.

Pcriu tnIII Sec i C;r'
Public Ser-\ice M itisin , .- . 3 , . or P ht.p ,':'v,,,v,:Tl.0 ;,3,


THE newly-appointed Board of Governors of the St Ignatius Secondary School near Lethen in Central Rupununi has been installed.
The members were officially inaugurated on February 8 last and will manage the affairs of the 50-plts-yearold school.
A press release said this is a first for Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo).
It said this new management arrangement is expected to assist the school to become functionally capable to better assist students attain the highest level of learning.
It is hoped that the burden now placed on Head Teachers and Deputies to manage every aspect of school life will be eased, allowing them to focus more on the delivery of
education, the release explained.
Deputy Coordinator of the School Board Secretariat in the


Day of


WORLD Day of Prayer will be observed on Friday March 3 this year under the theme 'Signs of the times'.
The Worship Service is written by the women of the World Day Committee of South

Ministry of Education, Mr Tarachand Chetran, who officiated at the inauguration ceremony, reiterated the ministry's policy to empower communities to manage the affairs of their schools.
Chetram explained various sections of the school board act to the board governors and said he was heartened that several persons on the board were old students of the school.
He noted they now hold leadership positions at the regional and community levels and have accepted the challenge to give back their time and expertise for the betterment of their alma mater.
To date, 19 regional secondary schools are being managed by school boards.
Chairman of the newlyelected board of governors, Mr Alfred Ramsarran. a former student of the school, and former Pupil Teacher, said board members have

Africa and adapted by the Guyana World Day of Prayer Committee.
World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement of women of many traditions in more than 170 countries and regions who have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. This brings them in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
The service in Georgetown will be held at St. Andrew's Kirk, Brickdam and Avenue of the Republic at 17:00 h.

made faniliarisation visits to the school and met students and teachers.
Ramsarran noted that the board has established its Human Resource and Finance Committee which will commence work shortly. In the initial phase of planning, focus will be placed on preparing a work programme for the 2007 budget and emphasis will be placed in areas which will make teachers comfortable.
Among the officials at the ceremony were Chairman of Region Nine, Mr Vincent Henry, Regional Vice Chairman, Mr Clarindo Rudolph and Regional Education Officer, Ms Mayfield Benjamin.
Other members of the board are Francis Foo, Terrence Boston, Harold D'Aguiar, Gormain D'Aguiar, Richard Rennie, Roderick George, Eulex Franklin, Derek Williams and Wilson Corentino.

Services will also be held in New Amsterdam, Corriverton, West Coast Berbice, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara; Grove, East Bank Demerara, West Coast Demerara, Linden, Bartica,
Essequibo Coast and North Rupununi District.
On Sunday, March 5, there will be a service for children at Calvary Lutheran
Church, Alexander Street and North Road, Georgetown at 15:00 h.
An invitation is extended to all.


Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association Ltd. (GMSA) has been instrumental in obtaining IDB/MIF funding to assist our Producers/Exporters in improving on the presentation of their products in tie domestic and international market place through better Labeling & Packaging.

As part of the second phase of the project, a series of demonstration workshops on nutritional labeling & barcoding have been arranged in Regions #3, #4 and #10 as follows.

Ve n Ue
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Region 44 - GJNISA tBotar i-k lwn, Scyliia Exhibition Site

Region 4W"10- LLEA.P
D)emnerara 10 Business Ce, tre,
Ri'ptiblic Avenue, Lindn

Mk, arch' 1, 2006 Feb[rLlarv 28, 2006

March 2, 2006

'Time' 9:00th r. 10:001hr. 1 0: 0011h rs

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Project Coordinator - Nadira Beete
Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association Secretariat
National Exhibition Site, Sophia, Georgetown
Tel. 592-227-4295, 2237405, 628-4844

A BRANCH of the Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Union College (CUC) has been officially launched here.
Education Minister, Dr Henry Jeffrey was at the ceremony Tuesday and
promised the full support of the government once CUC is committed to developing the education sector.
CUC Vice President of Academic Administration, Dr Hamil Tobias, told the audience at the Josel Education Institute in Queenstown, Georgetown. the institution will specialise in Bachelor Degrees in Education for teachers.
The college is to be housed at the Josel Institute.
He pointed out that the

college will in no way be competing with the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE). but instead would like to contribute to teacher development here.
According to Tobias, teachers can do the first two or three years at the CPCE, then move to the CUC for an additional two years, working towards their first degrees.
"We will come here and partnership with the government to meet a dire need, so thai teachers can be more adequately qualified to do their job." Tobias said.
Another programme scheduled to be on streak at tlhe college this year is a Bachelor of Science in BehaVioural Science

St Ignatius school

board installed

Region #7 - Cuyuni/Mazaruni Regional Administration Office, Bartica, Essequibo River Tel: 455-2251, 455-2224 Fax: 455-2272, 455-2316, 455-2232

Tenders are invited from suitably qualified contractors to undertake the following works on
behalf of the Regional Administration:

1. Construction of heavy-duty bridge, Bartica Hospital Compound, Bartica.
2. Construction of Education Office, Karnarang.
3. Extension of messhall and kitchen Secondary School Complex, Waramadong.
Upper Mazaruni.
4. Construction of 2 apartment Teachers' Quarters, Fails Top, Middle Mazaruni.
5, Construction of Health Centre, Bartica Hospital Compound, Bartica.
6. Completion of lsseneru Health Post, Middle Mazaruni.
7. Maintenance works BuildingA - 13 First Street, Bartica.
8. Maintenance works Regional Guest House. SecondAvenue, Bartica,
9, Maintenance works Government Quarters, FourthAvenue. Bartica.

Tender Documents can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit during normal working hours, Monday - Friday, at a non-refundable sum of $2 000 each.

Tender Bids must be placed in sealed envelopes and marked clearly at the top left hand corner "Tender for."and addressed to:

The Chairman
Regional Tender Board
RegionalAdministration Office Bartica

Bids must be placed in the.Tender Box located inlhe Regional Administration Office. First Avenue,,Barta.,not later o. ,,

:Tenderswiill ( openedimmediately after clong inj 6e [Regtona1 Acknistratbn.Effice
,TV e,-ders~
Boardroom.-Tenderers.or theiragents may be prepn~at .erun.

Bids without NIS and Guyana Revenue Authority Compliance Certificates will be deemed. non-responsive.

G. V. Misir
Regional Executive Officer

Caribbean Unio . n

College opens

branch in


and an Associate of Science in Business Administration.
Tobias said the expansion of the prograine will depend on the kind of response it receives. "Our capacity to expand to include other areas will to a large extent depend on your response to u 0t
CUC will also be offerings degcrces fi 011the Andrews University (AU). Berrien Springs, Michigan. USA. to which it is affiliated.
The progrannes will be offered at a reduced cost in Guyana, officials said.
Jeffrey emphasised the importance ofa good education in any country and acknowledged that the
governments alone cannot provide all that is necessary.
"So we are looking for all kinds of interventions," he said.
Only about 10 per cent of Guyanese students, he noted. are moving to tertiary education, and this is because some of the brightest are not afforded the opportunity.
He said the
government is
implementing several
programmes to ensure that this trend is reversed.

Febiu'a~ 1~ ~jrj~

Members of Eiripan with children in the Rupununi.


A Diplomatic Mission in Georgetown is seeking an individual for the position of Community Liaison Office (CLO) AdministrativeAssistant. The incumbent serves as an assistant to the Community Liaison Office Coordinator in the areas of welcoming and orientation, events planning, Newsletter publishing/editing, and information and resource management. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week). SALARY: G$847.00 per hour, if all requirements are met.


All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. High School diploma is required.

2. One year of educational or professional experience in event planning,
customer service, social work or a related field is required.

3. Good working knowledge, speaking/reading/writing, English is

4. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word,
Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher).

5. Must be able to search and find information and resources on the

6. Good interpersonal skills are required.

Persons wishing to apply should submit a current resume, or curriculum vitae, with a coverletter to:

Human Resources Office
(CLO Administrativee Assistant) P.O. Box 10507
Ge o r getowvv,

CLOSING DATE.r. f , '.1 f "

Only applications meeting. ulificatdons . ibove will be a cenowiedged.

Friendly society sharing with Rupununi children

EIRIPAN, a friendly society dedicated to working with children born and/or living in the Rupununi region of Guyana, is looking to attract further support from those who share its ideals.
The group was formed by a group of friends headed by Mrs. Melanie McTurk, and recently completed its 'Christmas for Makanaima's Angels' project.
Donors were asked to provide a toy for a specific child, and along with it, the children were provided with a "utility bag" comprising a durable cup, spoon, plate, soap, toothbrush and a sample tube of toothpaste. A press release from the group said that 190 such bags were distributed, and expressed gratitude to the do-

In another component of the project, the ,group worked with the villages of Kwaimatta and Fairview to throw a Christmas party at which there were games and gift giving and the provision of a hot meal and snacks.
"We are of the belief that access to education and a sense of personal worth are necessary factors in the process that transforms a child into a complete individual, and that growing up without money need not mean growing up without hope," the group stated.
'Eiripan' is a Macushi word meaning to share and was chosen because it captured the ideology of sharing as practiced by many of the communities that make up the region.

The concept of sharing also encompasses the type of interaction and projects in which the organisation hopes to be involved in the future.
"Benefit would be garnered from the sharing of resources, skills and knowledge to support and foster child development through education and an enhanced sense of self worth among the children who occupy an underdeveloped region of the nation," Eiripan stated.
The group said that while it hopes to eventually develop and support projects that directly support education through scholarships, book drives and science camps, it is also dedicated to the enhancement of child development through the provision of toys.


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NDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006 15

EA student wins City and Guilds gold medal

By Clifford Stanley

'HE West Berbice Branch of he Adult Education ssociation (AEA) recently truck gold when one of its tudents won a medal of xcellence from the City and ;uilds Institute of London.
Mrs. Charmaine
ijadder of New Amsterdam on a gold medal from C&G ondon for exceptional erformance in the Institute's xaminations in Applied nformation Technology in late '004.
Mrs. Bijadder had been utored by the Information 'echnology Department of the \EA Branch. She had taken the 'ily and Guilds examination in ofl:tware applicationn through .at Branch and had passed with distinction.
Information on the performance of IlMrs. Bijadder was released.on Wednesday last when she was presented with the medal during an award ceremony for AEA graduates at the Branch Headquarters at New

Among those present at the award ceremony were students of secondary schools and staff of the AEA West Berbice Branch and member of the AEA Board of Governors New Amsterdam Businessmlan Mr. Rohan Marray.
It was Mr. Marray, a former President of the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association (BCCDA) who handed over the City and Guilds Award and Certificates to other successful students.
Coordinator of the Branch. Mrs. Patricia Lynch. disclosed that the AEA Berbice Br anch starlted ttorillg lor C&G and working for the Institute in 2002. Bijadder is tlhe first student of the AEA to have been internationally recognised.
She was on \Vednesday credited with doing the AEA Branch proud.
Biladder is a Legal Clerk Grade 11 at the New Amstcrdam High Court. She said that

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AEA C&G Graduates in Software Application 2005 with Graduate of Distinction Mervin Sookram fourth from left and AEA staffer Mr. Cleveland Rose and Mrs. Patricia Lynch in the rear.

Dale: 12006-01-30() Loan No: 436GY IFB No: 1/20()06


The Government of (GuIIalm (G(X). the International I Lnd for AriuLltura II)DevClopII cnlt (I:AIl)and the C ribban I)Development lank (CtI)I) have approved (b I.oan :and grialii tlhe sum11 of approxiimatelC USSI6.5 M. to Ifundi the Poor [lii0 l Counliities Support SvCi ices Project (PRCSSP). x hich is \\orkinl to alleviate povclxt N il Regions 2 & 3 I\ incieasill" riral hoiscehold icomcs hro tlroll the expansion ol 'on farm' production and ostlcri g the promotion of rlral microentrprlises. art' of0 the proceeds of the loan \\ ill be Uscd tI1for cliCble expcnditluics under which this invitation for bids is nade.

The project is exLcuted b\ the Ministry\ olAgrIicuIlturc M( )A ) through the ItRCSSI and has
5 major components: Dl)&l IRehailitation. Technical Slppori xCr\vices. C redit Srvices. Commnlllit Invcstimcnl Initiatives and Project Coordinatioi. It \\ill utilic a dianiid drii\en approach and \will involve full bencliciar\ partici pation iln l aspects of the Proect C)clxe.

'ihc MOA. through the 1IRCSSP no\\ invites sealed bids froln suitable eligible suppliers lior undertaki ng the tollo\\ i no:

The Supply aind Installation ol Scxilg Machines and Kitchen Appliances to the Aliki Women's Handicraft & I)Developmnclt Associatioln. tIssequi bo River. Region 3 - Lot : I 12006 Bid documents can be purchased from the Projccl Mnllagr's ()Ofice ifrom Ieolibruarx 201 2()(06 i'r a Ion-relifidab le tee ol fouir Lthouisand dollars ($4.000()()().

Bids must he enclosed in scaled envelopes hearing ino identity ofthe bidder and Imust he clearly inarked oil fh tlop. Ic't hand COrllCr 'lid or lilth SUpl\ 0111(1nd Iistallationi of Sc\\ ilMachiIncs and Kilchen A pplianccs I'RC SSIt I)o nol open lixclie 14.l() his. (i iMarch 22_2()t)6 " Iiddcis are also required to state clcarl\ olii . civeope tlie lot Ior \\hici tlhe bid is hcing made."All bids ,Ust he accomlpanlied b\ a hid security hond illn a ixcd aimontll equivalent to no less than ione hunidrcd nd I ll\ thousand dollars ((i;S15110.000)). Valid income Iax Compliance and NIS Cerlificatcs and most Ibe addressed to: The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent & Vlissengen Road.
All bids are to he deposited in the lTender Box located illn the Minlistr\ ol Agriculture buildin bclcfore 14:I00 hrs on Wednesdax. March 22. 2006. Bidders or their repri.esnli\ls lia be present at the opening ol the bids. which h \\ill take place ilimediately after I-I. lirs on Wednesday. March 22. 200))6. The I mployr ircsrves thile right to accept orc rccct a\ or all tlhe bids \xithoutl assigllil :IIn reaiSOll.
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BIABU meeting: President Bharrat Jagdeo in Biabu yesterday. (Photos, courtesy GINA)

DE HOOP vLs: th

Help for


cattle I

CATTLE farmers in the Abary River, Region Five (Mahaica/ Berbice) who suffered legitimate losses from recent heavy floods will receive monetary assistance from the government, President Bharrat

Jagdeo assured yesterday.
The Government Information Agency (GINA) said the assurance came when Mr Jagdeo met farmers and officials of the Mahaica, Mahaicony and Abary Agricultural Development Au-


books mischief

minister charges

MINISTER within the Ministry of Labour, Human Resources and Social Security, Ms Bibi Shadick yesterday charged that mischief was behind reported problems in the distribution of pension books to some villages on the East Coast Demerara.
She told the Sunday Chronicle there was no information in her ministry to suggest that old age pensioners were advised to go to the Starlite Cinema on the East Coast Demerara on Friday to uplift their pension books.
The policy of the ministry is not to harass pensioners but to assist them. Shadick said, adding that because of its concern about pensioners having to travel to collect their pensions, the system of taking the books to the villages was introduced.
She contended that it would seem therefore that someone or some persons mischievously went and informed pensioners to turn up at Starlite on Friday.
However, she apologised to the affected pensioners and said she will be mounting an investigation into the incident today.
If officers within her ministry are guilty of any wrongdoing, stern disciplinary steps will be taken, Shadick warned.
Two other newspapers -yesterday reported that several pensioners were at the Starlite Cinema for hours Friday after being told to go there to uplift pension books which entitle them to the monthly pensions from the State. The frustrated pensioners left after no officials turned up with their books, the reports said.
Shadick noted that so far about 85% of the areas have been covered in the pension books distribution programme.
She said that in Regions Five (Mahaica/Berbice) and Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) 90% of the books has been distributed while distribution on the Essequibo Coast, Leguan and Wakenaam is almost complete.
Distribution, she said, is ongoing in Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice).
in Region Nine (Upper TakutulUpper Essequibo), the books have been flown in and distribution should have begun by yesterday, the minister indicated.
Later this month distribution will begin in Mahdia, while Cato has been held back because a special plane has to be chartered.
Shadick said because this is expensive, the public assistance and pension hooks will be flown in at the same time.
However, s he pointed out that the pension system has now been computerised and like any new system there will e some initial problems - like names not being on lists.
As these are discovered they are promptly rectified, she

thority (MMA/ADA) at the agency's Oniverwagt office betore visiting the Abary River.
During the meeting. some farmers requested monetary assistance while others requested more veterinary supplies. Drainage and Irrigation (D&I) infrastructure and improvement in the breed of cattle in the area, GINA said. However, the majority voted for the fimancial aid, it reported.
President Jagdeo, it said, explained that cattle farmers will receive assistance to a maximum of $200,000 each but those who benefited from the earlier cash crop and rice financial packages will not be entitled to claim.

There are 224 cattle farmers in the Abary River and the West Coast Berbice Cattle Farmers' Association will verify those eligible to benefit, GINA said.
It said President Jagdeo also instructed the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to ensure that the distribution of potable water to residents is boosted urgently.
Arrangements have been made to deliver additional tanks to the households in the district from today, the agency said, noting that some 30 tanks had been distributed to residents for them to store their own supplies from rainfall.
In the interim, the MMA/ ADA will organise for residents

to get potable water supply ferried along the river on its unifloat vessels, it said.
GINA said Mr Jagdeo also updated residents and farmers on the government's long-term interventions since the floods, including mobilising funds to dredge the Abary River at a cost of about US$iM.
He said the Venezuelan Government has indicated its willingness to provide assistance and has commenced an assessment.
-President Jagdeo noted that two excavators have already been provided to the region to raise the level of embankments around villages while two pumps

have been deployed for use it the coastal villages.
In addition, he said, the ship ment of heavy-duty equipment provided under the US$4M loar from the Italian government wil arrive next month.
"We have to plan for the future and we are looking at reinforcing the drainage system During my visits to communities, people made several suggestions. The engineers were oui and looked at the areas and it wil cost us a substantial sum ol money. At present we are looking at about US$15M tc $20M," the President said.
Farmers were also given the

MASH BAND: another group in the grand Children's Mashramani Costume parade in the National Park in Georgetown yesterday. (Delano Williams photo)

CIUIGECLE February 19,2005

-President in De Hoop.


opportunity to raise their concerns and make suggestions, GINA reportedOne farmer spoke of the lack of irigation water because many of the channels were blocked to prevent flood water from reaching the coastal areas, it said, and reported that this is being rectified by the MMAIADA.
Some farmers claimed that the distribution of the $100,000 cheques to rice and cash crops farmers was not fairly done and the President advised that all cases of dishonesty should be reported to the Rice Producers Association (RPA), which has responsibility for the distribution.
GINA said he also told the residents that tenants and not landlords must benefit from the financial assistance.
Commenting on the overall situation in the river, residents

reported to the President that the water has reduced significantly and land is again visible in some areas. However, the animal mortality rate has increased as there is no grass and many of the aniinals are suffering from cramps or diarrhoea caused by eating the moss-covered grass.
GINA said 6,753 animals have been reported lost so far to the floods in the Abary River.
It said farmers also expressed their gratitude to the government for the relief interventions rendered since they have been under flood water.
Floods spawned by heavy rains since December have devastated many parts of the mainly agricultural grid in the MMA and the government has declared the region a disaster zone to clear the way for international assistance.

By Chamanlali Naipaul

THE Guyana Plublic Service Union (GPSU) has joined other groups worried about escalating crime and is advocating a comprehensive approach to address the scourge.
At a press conference yesterday at its Georgetown headquarters, union President Patrick Yarde argued that the growing crime problem stems from deteriorating social conditions which have led to a collapse of the primary and secondary institutions that are the foundation of the social fabric.
The family unit, he said, is not what it used to be and is now being influenced negatively through television and other factors. Secondary institutions such as the school and the church have also undergone fundamental changes which contrast in major ways with their roles previously with respect to law and order, he said.
Mr Yarde said dysfunctional families cannot impart the desired values in youths and the community no more plays the supporting role of maintaining discipline and order among young people, as in the past.
Coupled with this, there has been a lack of enlightened governance and not enough job opportunities further compounds the crime problem, he contended.
Consequently, youths do not see their future lying in the legitimate way and increasinglycnme appears attractive, he said. The method being used to tackle the problem. he submitted, is an unsuccessful way of dealing with the problem.
He argued therefore that the struggle by the GPSU for an improvement in the Public Service is integrally linked to national improvement.
General Secretary of the


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GPSU, Ms Chandrawattie Persaud, said sections of society are concerned that the police, judiciary and other agencies are not able to contain or reduce crime levels.
"The stage has been reached where many citizens seem to see criminal activity as a natural feature of the society. Even cases of murder are now treated as normal which is unlike the state of affairs previously existing in the Guyanese society, when a single such incident was the cause of alarm for months and was the subject of conversation by the population. The government, which should be charged with major responsibility for the formulation and implementation of policies to ensure the security of the population, does not seem to be unduly alarmed at the escalating crime level," she charged.
She claimed that despite the evidence of drugs and crime in all areas of society for more than two decades, it was the first time that a minister in the government acknowledged that drug barons are destabilising Guyana and contaminating the youths, when Minister of Home Affairs, Ms Gail Teixeira addressed the flag raising ceremony of Region Four (Demerara/Mahaica) on Thursday.

However, she observed that it would be useless to formulate and implement policies to eradicate or reduce the level of crime without having a proper understanding of the reasons behind it.
Persaud contended that

many reasons have been advanced for the crime rate but more enlightened approaches locate the reasons in sociological, economic and psychological factors.
"The fact of the matter is that as a society which has undergone changes in response to developments, both internal and external to Guyana, patterns of behaviour. which once
characterised society have also fundamentally changed. Norms.

standards and patterns of behaviour which were once associated with the young, in par-ticular, have been changed, from a sociological perspective. Anyone who would like to gain a meaningful appreciation of the reasons for crime must focus on the social order, that is. why persons obey or disobey rules," Persaud asserted.
Consultant to the GPSU, Dr Ivor Mitchell feels that the quality and number of prosecutors in the courts has to be "beefed up" as too often criminals are freed because of a lack or inadequate prosecution.
The number of magistrates needs to be vastly increased, he urged, because with the emergence of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) there will be a loss in this area which will compound the situation where already there is a shortage of magistrates.
Mitchell said he was concerned that so far he has not seen any plans and programmes by the government to address this problem.
The government, he suggested, needs to he proactive and anticipate difficulties and establish mechanisms to deal with them through a scientific approach, rather than adopting a "knee jerk" approach.


Texaco West Indies Limited, a subsidiary of
Chevron Corporation, has an exciting and challenging
opportunity for a Retailer to manage and market Petroleum
Products at one of our strategic sites in Guyana.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
*Fair knowledge of the Petroleum Industry *Appreciation for Safe Work Environment
-Appreciation for Customer Service
Exhibit Excellent Leadership and Managerial Skills

Application packages are available at our Ramsburg Terminal
Office, for a non-refundable fee of G$5,000.00.

All applications must be forwarded to the following address:

Retail District Manager, Texaco West Indies Limited, Ramsburg Providence East Bank Demerara.

*Closing date for accepting applications February 28, 2006
at 4.00 p.m.

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Chronicle photogr apher Cullen Bess-Nelson snapped this pictur e of a dumpsite on an empty lot between Reyaz Trading on Camp Street and the New Thriving Restaurant at the corners o amp tret and Brickdam.
A city businessman told the Chronicle that the duimping is usually done at nihts, and every time he pays people to have the a'ubge e ~d fesh iubbishisdouped shortly thereaifteri He s'adlhe his become ute led up with the situation. ~ . The buiesa told Chionicle thatt the problem wais reported
9 ~~ ~to the Mayor and City Council of Georgctow n who hie said plans
rol to take action against those who dump refuse there.
He is pleading with residents and vendors to desist from
* throwing garbage at the location and urged them to dispose of
their waste in a proper manner by using recognised disposal services.

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All rights, title and interests in and to Mining Licence for Mine located in thle interior region of Guyana, South America on a tract of State Land including the location of the old Honey Camp Goldfield, situated party on the Issano Branch Road and including a part of the headwaters of Haimaraparu Creek and Okuwa River, right bank tributaries of the Mazaruni River, and containing an area of approximately 4,723.2 acres, known as HONEY CAMP GOLDFIELDS, more fully described in Mining 'Licence dated October 23, 1991.

Together with Machinery and Equip'i;ent, Office Equipment and Assorted Tools located at 9 Miles Issano on an 'AS IS WHERE IS- basis. These include:

1 . Two (2) Volvo Trucks
2. One (1) Caterpillar D8N Bulldozer
3. Two (2) Caterpillar 235C Excavators
4. Two (2) Bedford MKP 4 x 4 Winch Trucks
5. One (1) Mobile Diamond Drill Unit 6. One (1)I Torgerson Impact Crusher
7. One (1) 12" HY G Gold Concentrator with Electric Motor and switches
8. One (1) 38" HY G Gold Concentrator (part for Gold Recovery Plant)
9. Two (2) Washing, Crushing and Recovery System 10. One (1) Seco Screen Assembly for Washing and Crushing Plant 11. One (1) Mercury Press 12. One (1) Portable Saw Mill 13. One (1) 21' Trommel Screen part of Washing Recovery Plant 14. Four (4) Conveyor Systemns 2 - 30" x 50', 1- 42" x 40' and I 36" x 75'

Plus the rights to our residual interest in the following machinery and equipment:

1 . Three (3; Caterpillar Excavators
2. Two (2 ' Caterpillar Generating Sets
3. One (1) Caterpillar Tractor
4. One (1 Caterpillar Industrial Engine
5. One (1) Caterpillar Bulldozer

Sealed Bids marked 'Bid for Honey Camp Goldfields' must be sent no later than March 3, 2006 to:

Mr. John T. Tracey
Receiver / Manager
C/o Guyana Bank For Trade ft Industry Limited
47 /48 Water Street

For further information please call 226 - 84 9/226 -4217 or 227- 3682

The Receiver reserves the right to refuse the highest or any bid.

Google on Friday formally rejected the U.S. Justice Department's subpoena of data from the Web search leader, -arguing the demand violated the privacy of users' Web searches and its own trade secrets. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Go gle rejects

Justice Dept. bid

for search info

By Eric Auchard

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Google Inc. on Friday fornmally rejected the U.S. Justice Department's subpoena of data from the Web search leader, arguing the demand. violated the privacy of users' Web searches and its own trade secrets.
Responding to a motion by U.S. Attorney General Alberto

Gonzales, Google also said in a filing in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California the gover nment demand to disclose Web search data was impractical.
The Bush administration is seeking to compel Google to hand over Web search data as part of a bid by the Justice Department to appeal a 2004

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I I Avenue of 6-,e Republic, Georgetown Tel:. 226-9236. 226-9 245



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although she had worked very hard to pass the C&G Examinations she was still shocked and surprised when she was told how well she had done.
She said she had always been fascinated with Computers and would move on to major in Information Technology at the University of Guyana in the very near future.
Wednesda y ' s programme of the Awards presentation at the AEA Branch also saw the handing over of C&G Certificates in Software application to five AEA Berbice students who had passed the international examinations in 2005.
These examinations had

comprised questions related to micro computer studies, Windows operations. Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Data Bases among other aspects of Information Technology software application.
Tuition had been provided by the AEA IT Department. Another
Distinction had been obtained, immediately im mn e d i a t e 1 y following Bijadder's performance, by student Mervin Sookram.
Announcing this, head of the Department, Mr. Cleveland Rose however could not say whether this student would ,et a C&G Medal similar to Bijadder's since C&G usually had prerequisites in addition to distinctions for handing over

this award.
Rose said that Ihe AEA has turned out three batches of C&G Graduates in the Subject of Software Application Theory and Practice since the AEA/C&G collaboration started in 2002.
There had been an average 95 per cent passes among the three batches: 85 per cent pass rate among the first batch and 100 per cent in the other two.
collaboration with City and Guilds ends in March but Staff are optimistic that it will continue into another four-year period at the conclusion of the current

Mrs. Charmaine Bijadder receives her C&G gold medal for exceptional performance from businessman and member of the AEA Board, Mr. Rohan Marray.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under-mentioned positions:MEDEX

The Medex Certificate from the University of Guyana or equivalent qualification acceptable to the Medical Board of Guyana. Previous experience working in the mining district will be an asset.

The incumbent will be required to work in interior locations.

Technical Diploma in Mining, Geology, Civil Engineering or Environmental Science from the University of Guyana or any other recognised institution/university.

Three (3) GCE'O' Level/CXC including English Language or equivalent.
Intermediate Typewriting and at least two (2) years experience. Mustbe computer literate.
Three (3) subjects GCE'O' Level/CXC including English Language and Mathematics, must be computer literate.

A B.Sc. degree in Chemistry or its equivalent from a recognised Institution. Experience in the operation of a Geological Survey Laboratory will be an advantage.

Five (5) subjects GCE O' Level/CXC of which two (2) must be science subjects plus relevant experience in chemical laboratory work.
The General/Ordinary Technical Diploma in Science from the Government Technical Institute or other recognised institution, plus relevant experience in chemical laboratory work.

LABORATORY ASSISTANT JOB SPECIFICATION Three (3) subjects GCE O' Level/CXC including English Language, Mathemratics and one
(1) science subject.

OFFICE ASSISTANT JOB SPECIFICATION Asound Secondary education. Applicants must possess a bcyd!

Applications should be addressed to the Administrative M nAer : n- d .o-ld ieach no iater than February 28, 2006.

Commencement: Duration: Cost: Age:


Monday March 13, 2006 Three (3) years $3,000US peryear 18 years and older CXC Mathematics, English, Integrated Science
US High School Diploma or G.E.D. Other credentials accepted based on evaluation.

Monday - Friday 16:00h to 21:00h Saturday 09:00h - 13:00h

Pre-Nursing classes for students selected who do not have all of the required qualifications.

Applications Registration and Examination Fees $2000.00 2) OPERATION ROOM/SURGICAL TECHNICIAN PROGRAMME

Qualification: Cost: Duration: Schedule:

CXC Mathematics, English $5,000US 9 months Monday, Wednesday, Friday 17:00h - 21:00h

EKG Training (1 week) IV Training (1 week) American Association Certification:
(ACLS) Advance Cardiac Life Support (BLS) Basic Life Support (with Automatic External Defibrillation (A.E.D.) (CPR) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Deadline for Applications is Friday March 3, 2006

Please caI 22-6244, Mon-day - Fidv 09:00h - 15:00h/ 648-4102 Monday Friday 17 0h - 21:00T lSaturday 0.9:10h - 12:00h for ap p Ion .

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Public Works Ministry to remove

derelict vehicles, obstacles

By Chamanlall Naipaul

THE Ministry of Public Works and Communications has begun a campaign to

remove derelict vehicles and obstacles impinging on right of ways.
Chief Works Officer in the ministry, Mr. Mewburn

Amsterdam told the Guyana Chronicle notices have been sent to persons on the East Bank Demerara and West Demerara asking them to remove derelict




The Guyana Revenue Authority Customs & Trade Administration, invites bids for the following:

1 1212 cases Heineken Beer

2. 40 cases Heineken Beer

3. 426 cases Heineken Beer

4. 250 cases Heineken Beer

5. 13 cases & 20 bottles Heineken Beer

6. 5 cases Heineken Beer, 22 cases & 10 bottles Polar Beer . 5 case Heineken Beer, 22 cases & 10 tins Polar Beer

3. 1 bottles Ivanoff Vodka (750mTi), 2 bottles Extra Mature Rum (750mrinl), 7 bottles El Dorado Rum (750ml), 1 bottle XM 5yrs Old Rum (750ml), 2 bottles Superior
High Wine (750mil), 16 bottles El Dorado Black Label Rum (200ml), 1 bottle
ivanoff Vodka (200rnl)

9. 9 cases Heineken Pilsnrer Beer (24 x 250 rnl) & 17 cases Polar Beer (24 x 250 ml) 10.481 pieces of Ceil Phones Accessories, 2 Gents Watches, 3 Ladies Watches, 489 pieces of Cellular Accessories, & 14 pieces of Cellular Phones 11. 969 cartons of Ovaltine

12.5 cases I-e,,eker , 2r case-s & 6 bottles (250mTi) arid 10 cases Polar Beer (2 50(" i

Bid form may ibe iplifted rioi the re oi ust , customs & Trade Administiation, Main & Hope Seets. G1 . . . . Comnpleted bids . rnust be placed in the tender box located at ton M i obb. on (r :eo r thI, closing datie of Friday, February 24, 2006 at 14:00h. Further irl ai) can L. obtained from the Enforcement, Intelligence & Quality Review Division, ustcns &i AdrminisiTration iBuilding at telephone No. 226-2060. Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing no identification of the bidder and must be accomanined by a valid Tax Compliance Certificate. All items must be bid for separately as per item number.

Bids must be clearly marked on the top right-hand corner of the sealed envelope as follows: The CommissionerGeneral Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha & East Streets
' oiorgeto".n
, odafor Sale

. f ;br Idder , . wl be.i.fomed via maif and teleption . .
. , . Autrity reset the'fight to accept or reject any or afi the bids

witouthassigenng season whatsoever. and not. necessarily to riake an award to the lowest bidder

vehicles and obstacles illegally dumped on road parapets.
This is in accordance with the persuasive approach being adopted by the ministry as a first step, Amsterdam said.
Some 25 notices have been dispatched so far, Amsterdam indicated, including two on the West Demerara sent since last December. With respect to the latter, Amsterdam explained that the two business entities have constructions in the path of a four-lane roadway that is now being built.
So far, the owners have not responded, and the next step will be to send in a demolition crew as work on the roadway is being held up because of the encroachment by these business places, Amsterdam said. He, however, declined to give a specific time when this would happen, as he is hopeful that the matter could

be resolved without the necessity of resorting to such actions.
Asked why persons are allowed to build on government reserves and afterwards they arec requested to demolish or remove structures, Amsterdam replied that in many instances, the respective Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) give permission for the construction without consulting the Ministry which has responsibility tor public roadways and adjoining reserves.
He conceded that there is a need to take measures to ensure there is coordination between NDCs and the Ministry in such matters.
As regards those persons who were given notices recently, Amsterdam said they will be granted a period of 14 days to respond, failing which they will be called in for discussions. If' the matter is not resolved, then

the Ministry will take whatever action is necessary in accordance with law.
In addition.
Amsterdam said the Ministry is embarking on a programme to remove unauthorised signs that have been placed along the Georgetown/Mahaica route, and currently, an inventory of the areas affected is being compiled.
The Ministry is aiming at completing the exercise of removing derelict vehicles and obstacles along the roadways by the end of this year. Amsterdam said.
Minister of Transport and Hydraulics. Harry Narine Nawbatt last week announced that his Ministry will be embarking on a campaign to remove derelict vehicles and obstacles illegally placed along the public roadways across the country.
He noted that apart from being unsightly, these illegally paced obstacles are dangerous and pose health problems.

Model No. 1 (2006) Guyana, ESSEQUIBO RIVER
The Regional Democratic Council of Region #7 CuyunilMazaruni will commence re-sanding the beaches of Bartica on February 20,2006 and is scheduled to lastforan indefinite period.

Re-sanding operations will be done using a re-modelled dredge to pump the sand from the sand banks to the beaches. Pipes will be straddled on empty steel drums across the channel. This activitywill be conducted in the area demarcated by the following coordinates.

N 060 24'45" N 060 24'31" N 060 25'07"

W0580 3730" W0580 3704" W0580 3708"

The dredge will be operating during the hours of day light and can be contacted on VHF Channel 16. Mariners are therefore advised to be on the look out for this dredge and to navigate with caution when in its vicinity.

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Applications are being invited from suitably qualified persons
to fill the following vacancy within the Corporation.

I ' "*I I ' I I

Applicants should possess the following:

Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Business Management/
Public Administration from a recognised University.


Three (3) years work experience.

.Appliti"h, along vith two (2) erencest. dMre
.plice clea caneear. e sentto: '

Director, Administrdtive Services
6eorgetown Public Hospital Corporation
New Market Street,
North Cumm'ngsburg

K. Sattaur Commissioner-General

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2006

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Supreme Court injunction of a law to penalise Web site operators who allow children to view pornography.
Google is going it alone in opposing the U.S. government request. Rivals Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are among the companies that have complied with the Justice Department demand for data to be used to make its case.
Google's lawyers said the company shares the
government's concern with materials harmful to minors but argued that the request for its data was irrelevant. They offered a series of technical-arguments why this data was not useful.
The Mountain View, California-based company said that complying with the U.S. government's request for "untold millions of search queries" would put an undue burden on the company, including a "week of engineer lime to complete."
"Algorithms regularly change. The identical search query submitted today may yield a different result than the identical search conducted yesterday," attorneys from Perkins Coie LLP, the company's external legal counsel, argue in the filing.
Complying Wiith the justice Departmel rcq'Csl w ould also force (joole tno iore hoxx i,< We search teclinolooy work, \on11ethilnt IIJeC ot1 lsUtd i s r a tiadc sccrit the L onpao\ argued. t reu1 111.111(A I' Oi '.CMC C he total olhcl" ot s anc.c'o conducted xl\r.
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contrasts with a deal the company has struck with the Chinese government to censor some searches on a new site in China, a move that has drawn sharp criticism from members of the U.S. Congress and human rights activists.
"Google users trust that when they enter a search query into a Google search box . that Google will keep private whatever information users communicate absent a
compelling reason," attorneys for Google said in the filing.
The legal spat also comes amid heightened sensitivity to privacy issues by the company as it recently began offering a new version of its Google Desktop service that vacuums up data stored on user PCs and makes it accessible on the users' other computers. For customers who consent to the service. copies of their data are stored on Google's central computers.
Privacy activists have rallied to the defense of Google for fighting the U.S. government request while some conservative and religious organisations have criticised the company for failing to help the government combat child pornography.
The American Civil Liberties Union, with other civil rights groups, bookstores and alternative media outlets filed a friend of the court brief on behalf of Google.
The hearing on the Justice Department notion to compel (Togle to divulge the search data is scheduled to take place on March 13 in San .Jose before U.S. District Jutdge Janies Ware.

"The government must show that this request is the most relevant way to accomplish its goal," said Perry Aftab, an attorney, privacy activist and executive director of, a popular online child safety site.
"Why would Google or anyone else turn over data that might create further risks for their customers? The public policy gains don't outweigh the risks," she said.

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TODAY'S FORECAST: Mainly fair weather conditions may be interrupted by a few cloudy spells with isolated showers over near inland and inland locations. WINDS: Northeasterly to Southerly at 1 to 7m.p.s. WAVES: Moderate reaching about 2.Om in open waters. HIGH TIDE: 07:09h at (2.56m) and 19:50h at (2.52m) LOW TIDE: 00:58h at (0.95m) and 13:53h at (0.90m)
SUNRISE: 06:08h
SUNSET: 18:04h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.5-30.5C over coastal areas and & 29.5-31.5C over inland and interior locations. MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.5 - 24.0C over coastal areas and 19.5-23.5C over near inland and interior locations. RAINFALL: Nil
RAINFALL ACCUMULATED : 97.2mm MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine users are advised not to damage or interfere with the ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the provision of the weather information and warnings for the safety of the marine community. HIGH TIDE ADVISORY: Nil

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Sooth your aching hearts with sensual words from sensual Guyanese women anrid me. Call the adult chat line: TEL: 9008260, 900-8261, 8262.

All types of used and reconditioned vehicles for sale. Easy transaction Prices as low as $500 000.Call 900- 8258, 900-8259.

BUILDING, renovating any kind of construction work? Free estimates. Prompt., reasonable arid reliable service. Call 622-. 0267/629-2239.
WE specialise in building, repairing. painting, plumbing, sanding, varnishing, tiling.
masonry We also build oli income homes. Call M. Z. Construction 642-3478.

NOW open First Choice Barber Shop. Professional Barbers, cool & comfortable atmosphere. Lot 2 West Half Austin St. & Durey Lane, C/ville. Tel. 223-6182.

FIRST Choice Beauty School of Cosmetology is now registering students. Course begins March. Contact Beverley
-225-0891, 223-7527, 6291114.
INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122 Oronoque Street, for cold wave, straightening, facial. manicure, scalp treatment and design on nails. Also Beauty uLIture available. Tel. 227-1601.
offering special 3-month Cosmetology package. Also evening courses inn
Airbrrus ing, Acrylic Nails. Barbering, Basic & Advance Hair Cutting which beein February 27, 2006 Tel. 262124 or visit at 211 New Market Street. North Cuommingsburg.

WORK from home filling envelopes for US$$$. For information, send stamped selfaddressed to: Paul Ferreira, C/ 0 Acquero P.O. Morcua Region #1 Guyana.
WORK from home for US$$$$ weekly. Information? Send stamped enveloo,; to Nicola Arher, P.O.' Box 1 'I 54 Georgetown,.Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use your spare time filling 100 ernolopes for US$500 or more weekly. For information - send stiamiped self-addressed envelope to Randolph Williams, PO Box 12154 Georgetown: Guyana.
CONTROL your income working from home filling 100 envel'opes for USS500 or rnore weekly. For information. send stamped self-addressed envelope to Nathaniel WVilliams P0 Box 12154 Ge.orgettown, Gtyanai

NEED a car to rent? Call Pretty Posse Car Rental.
227-7821 or 614-4934.
DOLLY'S Auto Rental - 272 s .s .ssar Avenue. Prashad igaS. Geor.)etown. Phone 22a-7126 226-3693. Ernaii: dlys utorenatai@yahoo.corn

EXPERT comput-r
e p: 3rs, upgrades. cutnoImIklil PCS done At Vour ho reir 'efic. 24 I ho i 6 t' - 91
1 7or . Genius

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales & Services -Call Kersting's Computer Repairs & Sales Centre @ 2278361, 618-8283. Home & Office Services available. 24 hrs.
COMPUTER REPAIRS'Computer repairs. sales and networking, home and office services available. Call Kris 220-6262, 624-5659, 220-0054.

CLASSES in Designing and Dressmaking, Smocking & Embroidery. Tie-dye, Curtains. Floral and more. Call Shamie Shaw (Sharmila) - 225-2598., Canadian trained tutor.
JEAN offers courses in Elementary, Intermediate. Advance Dressmaking, Fabric Designing (Tie -dye. Batik, Painting. etc.), Decorative Cushions, Designing Curtains, Bedroom Elegance Soft Furnishing, Soft Toys, Floral Arrangement, Craft, Cake Decoration, 153 Barr St., Kitty. 226-9548.

THE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE INC. - Foreign Language Courses for children (3 -13 yrs.), CXC Students (4'" & 5' Fornmers) and Adults. Tel. 23i-7303.
NAIL tipping, designing. silkwrapping, manicuring. pedicuring, facials & relaxing courses are being offered. Register now, as low as_. $4 500 per course. Call Michelle - 2277342. 625-6337, 222-3263.

Computer Training Centre
58 Upper Robb &
Ororoque Sts., Bourda
Tel: 225-1540
Earn Local and Canadian Certifica(esiDiplomas Microsoft Office Computer
Repairs and Upgrades Desktop Publishing. Corel Draw, QuickBooks. Accounting. ,etc

Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty. Tel. 225-9587. 1. Television Repairs and Electronics, Electrical Installation and Wiring, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Comrputer Repairs
- an A Plus.
all your extra lesson needs. Maths, English, Bic, Chem., Phy., P.O.A., P.O.B. & O.A. - $1 500 per subject. Special package for CXC students. 96 Sheriff & Bonasika Streets. Section 'K'. Campbellville. Tel. 223-8928.
Experienced and qualified tr.'aci-s.r spalios classroom remedial programmed for slow !earners. SECONDARY SUBJECTS offered inchldeM th11e:i Iiatic S Enrri'.'sh A. Integr teild Scien . C S o, i l Studies. Geography. Principles of Accounts. Principles of Business, Office Ad miistraion. Inforaiition Teci'ology, eta We aiso offer
- eenina lesso s, ;om >.put: . c ises, adult e uc;,tion. etc;. o more inform t on, c all us on teleplhone # 263 7368. 610. 3289' 629-3176 12-012 or visit s at LOT 22 GOED FORTUIN PUBLIC ROAD WEST BANK DEMERARA

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.

4 CHICKEN pens and 7 acres of land. 233-6160.
SCAFFOLDS - $1 000 per day. Free transportation. Tel. 227-2569.

Naturopathic Centre. Are you in need of care for your elderly loved ones at a horne away fromer home? Call to enquire of all our services available 2260210, 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 rnore. Appointment -- 220-7342/609'1308.
HERBAL remedies for ailments for eg. kidney stones., gall stories. hypertension, diabetes, etc. Also available natural deodorants, toothpastes, soaps. shampoos, conditioners, etc. Call us at 226-0210. 2268091 between 9am and 5pm.

ENROL now at Shalom Driving School, Lot 2 Croal Street. Stabroek. You could also obtain an International Driving Permit. Call 227-3869, 6228162. 611-9038.
R.K's - Creating Masters in Driving since 1979. Students need security and comfort to learn. Students must know who they deal with. Driving is serious business, not a fly by night business. R.K's Institute of Motoring. 125. Regent Road, Bourda.

JUST arrived! Novels, Story books, magazines, comics, informative and text to University level. Also books on sale from - $20 - $300. Register now arid get free gifts. Tel. 2238237, M- F- 8.30 anm -5 pm. Sat. 10 am --4 pm.

MASSAGE, for hotel, house by appointment. Mrs. Singh- Tei 220-4842 or 615-6665
INDULGE in a body massage
- can your thoughts and relieve body tension Certified Massage Therapist- UlelliVerbieke-6158747.
FEELING tired. not sleeping wel 'stressed out? Then try a niassage. Definite result. By certified therapist Contact Sally on 276-3623 Located in West

KAMILiI.LE and George (Gomres please contact 't. Claire .ohabir (Landforl ' cP.cerri pCayment to GWl GPL and rent

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.
INDO Guyanese male in 30s from Bronx, New York is seeking single girl as possible life partner. Engineer by profession. Enjoys water sports, biking, fishing and hiking. Dependable and caring. Write me
errybrnx or J. Dee. P0 Box 1065. Bronx, NY 10473.
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. n. - Fri. - 8.30 am -- 6 pin. Sat.- 10 am - 4 prn.
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
8.3 am -5 pm. Sat. 10 am 4 pm. Free gift for Valentine.

XANADU Girls Club invites ou to games night
Saturdays) Books review (Fridays). Call 225-2598. affordable, full service web hosting packages. Hosting from $1,300/rth.
WE rent or sell your property at reasonable rates. Call Rochelle at Cluster Marketing on Tel. 609-8109, anytime.
HAVING problems with your air conditioning units. bridges, washing machine, aas stoves, etc. Then call Einden. Tel. 641-1086.
trusted matron would like to take care of your property when you are away. 226-194.0
PROFESSIONAL construction work - welding, carpentry masonry and eneral construction work. Mae 641-2729, 228-5357 Mukesh.
SERVICE & repairs to all models gas stoves arid
ovens, domestic &
industrial. Contact
Lawrence - 233-2145. 6270720, 646-7400.


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EFFICIENT and reliable school children taxi, pick up and drop off. Contact Michelle. Tel. 611-1172, 6642238.
NEED to build or renovate your home or business carpentry. painting, plumbing electrical, etc. Contact Lawrence
- 233-2145, 627-0720, 6467400.

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TECHNICIANS available for appliance repairs - washers. dryers, microwaves. stoves, deep frers, etc. Call 622-4521/2180 50.
HAVE your massages done professionally. Certified masseuse. Also Herbal soaps and scrubs. Tel. 225-8855, 223-8993.
1 pm- 6pm.
HELLO the doctor is back! Have your gas stove repaired and serviced, also your kerorange changed to gas. Tel. 628-5867, 220-4073.
FOR all your construction, repairs renovations, as well as masonry, varnishing plumbing and painting, contact Moharned on 223-9710/2239773/614-6634.
stove, washing machine, clothes dryer, freezer, vacuum cleaner. etc.c Contact A Henry. Tel. 226-1629, 223-4556, 6258974.
FOR efficient service and repairs - washing machines, re frigerators, gas stoves, microwave ovens. etc Freezezone Enterprises, 6 "A" Shell Road. Kitty. Telephone 227-0060, 616-5568, spare parts available.
REPAIRS & Service to any electrical appliances e.g. washing machines, clothes dryers, air-conditions,
freezers, refrigerators, computers, etc. ALL JOBS DONE ON SITE WITH THREE MONTHS LIMITED
WARRANTY. Nazinim Khan. N. K. Electrical Services. Tel. 270-4595, 626-2847 (anytime).

DISPATCHERS. Call Alan. Tel. # 227-2238.
1 TABLE hand to work in Baker Shop. Call 227-6270, 2251949.
Apply in person with written application to Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Sts. Civille.
BARBERS - do you have the skills? No facility? Then we're here for Vou Call - Beveily - 225-0891/ D26-1'114 Limited spare averlable.
VACANCIES exist for Wairr ess, Nicht Cooks arnd Bil C lefI'. Ap ly at Survival 16 Duncarn SL & Vissengenii Roadl Newtovwn. Kitty
VACANCIES exist for the foliowirg 2 trained' expert enced school teachers. 1 headmistress. Tel 22'04981. 4 to 8 pm. 2(56-3812. Mon, to Fri. 9 am" to 3 pm
SALES Clerks must have kn~owhdg- of Maths ald Enqsn. 2 yrs 'vor-k g e"'.xpen.rence pl',y
S perso- n 'ith wvritte app licat'on to iLens Sheriff 8 Fourth' S reets. Civille

SALESGIRLS. Porters, Guards and Driver with Canter Licence. Apply Avinash Complex, A & B Water Street, Georgetown . Contact 2263361, 227-7829
ONE Day-Care Attendant! Play School Teacher. Applicant must be between 18 and 30 yrs. Please apply with application to "Bumble Bee Child Care Center". 287 Albert & Church Sts., Q/town. Salary - $18 000 per mth.
Service invites application to fill the positions - (a) 20 responsible security guards; (b supervisors with cycles; (c)I gardener to work , day. Apply in person 80 Seaforth St. C/ ville. Tel. 227-3540.
A VACANCY EXISTS - for 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. 2236191, 226-9729. Closing date March 24'.
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 arid English. Apply in person with written application and 2 references to Lens, Sheriff and Fourth Streets Camrpbellville, G/town.
MECHANICAL SUPERVISOR - experience at least three (3) years. Qualifications - Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Attractive salary and other benefits. Preferably person living on EBD. Apply in person to: Friendship Ox ygen Limited, 30 Friendship, EBD between the hours of 1 and 4 prm.
100 SECURITY Guards for Baton, Armed and Canine (dog) divisions. 2 Lorry and Van Drivers to work as Drivers on contract (like minibus). 6 Visiting Inspectors - with motorcycles, motorcar scooters or bicycles for East Bank and city zones. Contact: The Manager, R.K's Security Service, 125 Regent Road, Bourda.

LAMAHA Gardens. corner lot. Negotiable. Tel. 226-7874 or 642-4827.
LARGE PLOT OF LAND EAST COAST PUBLIC ROAD. Tel. 220-9199 and 621-7191,
117 MARIGOLD St., Enterprise Gardens - size 50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626 -3955, 222-3610.
RESIDENTIAL lot 130' x 60' on a corner in $4.8M. Tel. 227-4040, 611 3866, 628-0796.
LAND, Lot 80 - $11M. land and house Lot 114 $12M at Vreed-en-Hoop, W.C. Dem. Call 233-2783.
ONE land in Grove Housing Scheme with new foundation. Contact phone # 226-7443. 627-4867.
PRIME commercial land for sale - 115 ft x 31 ft, Charlotte Street. Bourda. Contact owner - 226-0683 (anytime).
LAND FOR SALE. LAND FOR SALE OLEANDER Gardens - 89 tt by 152 ft Price - s $25M1. Cail 612(u.349
LAND sntuate at east of WAindsor Foresi Cricket Ground. comprising an area of 2.422 of an English acre. Cail 220-9675.
Shades and Shapes. Land for sa e. Suitable for commercials use n CV - $18. :el. 642-872 225-7540.
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LARGE prime land
(residential/commercial) with 2family house. Store downstairs. Charlotte St., Bourda. Only $25M. Owner - 226-1742. 6231317.
SAILA PARK - Vreed-enHoop, Housing Scheme. House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location. 2 miles from ViHoop Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670 or 254-0397.
LARGE prime lot, concrete bridge (Dowdin St., Kitty). Approved plans for 3 buildings. 3 storeys high. Only - $7 million. Owner H - 231-7410. C 609-0247.
HOPE, EBD - land public road to river bank. Ideal for ships warehouse, bond with active 2storey general business $12.5M!US$62 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496, Email:
DEMERARA River, 10 miles from Linden - transported 250 acres. front width - 1 800 depth, L - 800 Ideal for wharf - $100
000 per acre Ederson's - 2265496. Email:
ederson@guyana net-gy
PRIME residential house lots-sized - 50 ft. x 100 ft. plus two hundred and twenty acres of transported land. Located at No. 6 Bel Air, WCB, adjacent to public road, overlooking the Atlantic. Tel 232-0219 or 6250262.
(NORTH) - landiproperty with pool, Happy Acres, Atlantic Gardens, Lamaha Gardens, Versailles (double lot), Duncan St. - $9_9M, Meadow Bank and Highway lands (sand pitlresort), Diamond - Lot - $25M. Section L C/vie - 60' x 125. Subryanville - 60 x 110 - $15M, Ogle - 72' x 290 - $16M, 15 acres Central Mahaicony '$20M. TEL. 226-8148, 6251624.
WE ARE always a blessing. Vlissengen Road - $15M; 5"! Street. Alberttown - 160 x 30 $7M. LBI - $5_5M (only 1). Republic Park and Meadow Brook - $5.7M & $7M, Happy Acres - $5.5M; Gated Community Chateau Margot $8M - for house lots - rich minds only: Lamaha Gardens $12M. Queenstown in excess of $20M, Bel Air Gardens and Springs - neg. Phone Mrs. Tucker - #225-2626 or Mrs. Laundry - #231-2064

1 3-bedroom semi furnished, self-contained apartment. Call 223-7919.
FURNISHED rooms at Bachelor's Adventure, ECD. Tel. 270-1214. Gloria
FURNISHED flats for overseas visitors Phone 227-2995, Kitty.
ONE furnished 3bedroom house to rent Subryanvilie. Call 226-8629.
FURNISHED fiat to let. Overseas visitors. Telephone 226-0242.
unfurnished apartments. upper and lower fiats 233-6160.
Furnished HOUSE IN Nandy Park - USS600. Contact 223-6524. 628-0747, 664-2893
- Success Realty.
TRIUMPH. ECD, 184 Dri Miller St. 2-bedroom house $15 000 monthly. Tel 2207159. 627-6232,
EXECUTIVE property from US$300 - USS500- US$700. Ormela - 225-2166, 277-0155. 626-6618.
BEL AIR - $60 000. KEYHOMES - 223-4267. 6122766.
SPACIOUS bottom fiat - 2bedroom, nfurn shed, all amenities etc Cali 264-3002. 647-0261. 610-3117.
2-BEDROOM bottom fiat $35 000. 48 Sandy Babb St. Kitty. No flooding. Phone 2276444.

APT. - US$500, office space executive properties US$1 500. Phone Tony Reid's Realty - 225-5198.
ONE two-bedroom apt. sel f - c o n t a i ned . Independence Boulevard, La Penitence. Tel. 231-6731, 628-8822, Michael.
ROOMS for single working people. Cont. Mrs. Dolly, 5 Water St., Kingston, Georgetown. 263-5421, 2274332.
NEW one-bedroom
apartment in quite area. Suitable for single working girl. Price $25 000 and $27 000. Phone 227-5852.
1 PLACE for Club or games room. 48 Princes & Russell Sts. Phone 2266603, 225-3499.
FOUR-bedroom house at 47 Trotman St.,Golden Grove, ECD. Contact phone # - 277-3567.
TURKEYEN - executive 4-bedroom house.
Unfurnished with all modern facilities. Call 339-2236, 6277005.
ONE room for one single working female. Tel. 6246271, 231-7878, 223-8955.
THREE-BEDROOM upper flat house in Guyhoc Park. Tel. 223-3865.
ROOM to rent Preferably single male, non smoker. Tel. 222-5541. 9 am & 6 pm, Mon.
- Fri.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom alt. for overseas guest in Craig St. C/ville 2231329.
TWO-BEDROOM bottom flat on Sheriff Street. Contact Golin at 20 Sheriff St., opposite Tennessee.
NEW furnished 2bedroom house for overseas guest - US$500 per mrnth. Call 227-3546 or 609-4128.
FULLY furnished threebedroom house for rent - 80 Albert & Laluni Sts., Queenstown. Tel. 226-7452.
LARGE Colonial Cottage for offices in Alexander Street or Internet Cafe with guard hut. Call 225-8578.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Cali. Rochelle- 609-8109, anytime.
SUBRYANVILLE for short term rental 2-bedroom apartment Fully furnished. grilled, A/C, parking space. Tel. 226-5369,
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett St., C/ville, G/town. Contact Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 6122677.
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in Queenstown. Secure area. Suitable for single executive. 642-8725.
UNFURNISHED threebedroom top � flat with telephone K. S. Raghubir Agency. Office 225-0545; 614-5212.
APT. houses and rooms for students, singles and Low Income earners. ($20 000 $35 000). Call 900-8258. 900-8262.
2 SELF-CONTAINED apts. at Mon Repos, ECD. Toilet and bath. electricity, water. Call 2200571, 646-6998.
PRIME spot in the most busy part of Regent Street to rent. Tel 225-2873, 2269D29, 619-8225.
ALBERTTOVVN - furnished 2-bedroorn apt., short/long term rental for overseas visitors. Call 231-6228.
HONEST, RELIABLE & EFFICIENT - For all your Rea' Estate Needs - NORBERT DEFREITAS - 231-1506/6425874.
ONE three-bedroom upstairs fully furnished house, garage. over head tank. Located Bei Air Park. Tel. 225-8986/277-3814.

KITTY -2-storey 3-bedroom house unfurnished - $50 000. Tel. No. 226-5999.
ONE large shop, was Chinese Restaurant, or for other business. Phone - 226-3949.
GOOD for Tailor, Barber Shop or other business small. Princes and Russell Streets Shop. Phone 226-3949.
APARTMENT, Industry - $25 000; 1 1-bedroom apartment, Industry
- $20 900. TEL. 226-8148, 6251624.
SEMI furnished residential family property. Big Gardens. Secure, hot/cold, a/c room. All self-contained. Shades & Shapes. 642-8725.
FULLY furnished threebedroom top flat in Kitty with A! C, hot/cold, with parking space, tel., etc. Call 642-8725. SHADES & SHAPES.
Shades and Shapes
Furnished apts. suitable for expats. As low as US$300 Tel. 225-7540, 642-8725. Suitable for executives.
Shades & Shapes
Unfurnished apt. space suitable for low-income clients, in Kitty, Queenstown, Prashad Nagar. Bel Air Park - $40 000. Tel. 2257540.
1 2 3-BEDROOM flats. Furnished unfurnished, selfcontained, master bedroom, fully grilled, water tanks, A/C. Phone # 226-1342. 625-3340.
FURNISHED!unfurnished apts., houses, office space, bond space. Lamaha Gdns, Bel Air Park, Subryanville, Section 'K', etc. Call 225-8578, 225-0353.
concrete house to let, Mon Repos. ECD, Agriculture Road near Green Tank. No electricity. Tel. 231-7255, working hours.
FOUR (4)bedroom furnished house $65 000, one (1) bedroom furnished apartment with a/c. $ neg. Telephone - 225-3466 225-7268- 613-9866
FULLY furnished rooms and apartment from as low as - $4
000 daily. We also have monthly prices from US$650 (utility bills inclusive). Call 227-336 or 2270902.
commercial properties
furnished and unfurnished. Prices ranging fromn - $50 000 up. Contact Carmen Greene's Realty Tel. 226-1192. 6237742.
APT from - S35 000. rooms
- $17 000, house by itself - $100 000, furnished apt.- US$800, US$900 - US$1 200. bond office business place. Call 2252709, 225-0989.
FOR executive professional only, 33 Continental Park (Republic Park area), two-storey
double garage, security alaim, hot water US$800 month negotiable. Call 233-5493 after
6 pm.
EXECUTIVE HOUSES AND APARTMENTS - houses and apartments, office space, business space and place (Kitty, G/town). etc., bond, C/ville, etc. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
SOUTH Ruimveldt house (3bed) - $45 000; Alberttown (upstairs). phone - $40 000; Prashad Nagar (1-bed) - parking
- $20 000: Duncan St. (2-bed) $32 000: Newtown (1-bed) - $20 000 & $22 000. Call 231-6236.
OGLE, ECD - residential vacant furnished, sitting/dining, 2 luxurious bedrooms, TV/AC, phone & other parking several car- $100 000/US$500 monthly. Ederson's - 226-5496, Email:
1 BEAUTIFUL 3-bedroom apartment at Eccles Park. Inside toilet and bath, cupboards, 24 hrs ligt and water supply parking facilities for vehicles, etc. Contact Mr. Khan - 28 BB' Eccies New Housing Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336 or 623-9972.
Shades & Shapes Attention: Business oriented renters - we stock commercial pope ies suitable for all natures of businesses in Central Georgetown, East Coast, etc Tel. 642-8725, 225 7540.
Eyeful Creative Agency: Low-income real estate has never been better. Call us for all your one and two-bedroom top and bottom flats apartments. as low as $25 000. Call our brokers. Tel. 900 8258, 900 8259.

One-bedroom in Kitty - $30 000. Call Shades and Shapes,. Tel. 225-7540.
2-BEDROOM cottage at 799 Westminster, Canal #1, WBD. Contact # 615-2230.
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy Acres, Ogle, executive houses from - US$600 to US$1 500. Enquiries - pls call - 624-6527/ 220-7021.
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 furnished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment with parking space to rent. Suitable for overseas visitors on short term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
3-BEDROOM fully furnished apt. - Kitty, air-conditioned, hot and cold water, 24 hrs security, spacious compound - US$600 Call 615-4133 - day, 225-8427 night.
Shades and Shapes.
Exclusive houses in
residential areas: equipped with generator, fully furnished, A/C, hot & cold, yard space, easy transaction suitable for diplomats. Prices as low as 1 US$1 200. Tel. 642-8725.
FOR AMBASSADORS/ DIPLOMATS/EXECUTIVES/ COMPANIES - fully furnished & unfurnished houses and apartments. University Gardens, Le Ressouvenir (with pool), Section 'K' C/ville ( 2 apts. US$650 & US$550).
Queenstown, Subryanville. TE. 226-8148, 625-1624.
SHADES & SHAPES. Call us for prompt efficient professional and easy transaction into your new homes - Rental, Sale or Commercial properties. Listing in areas: EXCLUSIVE: Bel Air Park
- US$1 000 - US$5 000; Bel Air Springs - US$1 700 - US$3 000; GuySuCo Gardens - US$1 200; Subryanville - US$3 000; Eccles - US$ 1 000;
Section K - US$500. Many others furnished apt as low as US$500. Call 642-8725. 2257540.
1-BEDROOM for nurse or working female. VSO to share furnished top flat in Kitty 3bedroom bottom flat - parking, bath tub - all new lovely cupboards, no flooding, Kitty. Call 225-858. 225-0353
ONE business premises to rent located at 212 Barr Street and Stanley Place. Kitty Formerly Jay Pees Club aind Jay Pees Liquor Restaurant Contact Ramjit on Tel. 225-4500, 2259920.
RENTAL of kitchen & dining area with all modern amenities, at prime location along UG Road. Serious enqui ries only Call 222-6510, 6708, between 12 noon and 6 pm.
RENT. FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392, 610-4911, 218-0287, 6457705.
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 2335758.
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 2226708, 623-3404.
EYEFUL REALTY.- Low income apt. and flats have been easier before. Areas - Kitty, Newtown. Campbellville,
Alberttown Lodge. South Ruimveldt and moCre Prices as low as - $20 00, suitable for couples, singles, etc. 2 & 3 bedrooms apt Call Eyeful - 9008258. 900-8259.
SHADES & SHAPES. Low Income. Move into an apartment suitable for low income renters n area- Ktty Aiberttown, Campbellville. Lodge. Central Queenstown Prices as low as $25 000- $30 000. Tel. 6428725. 225-7540.

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.
ONE furnished 2-bedroom bottom flat - fully meshed and grilled, located in Roxanne urnham Gardens.
Telephone and parking available. Call Victor - 2277821 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 Cell.
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. BUSINESS BOND, OFFICE
SPACE BUILDING Brickdam, Church, North Road, Thomas Vlissengen, Regent, Robb others- Also land for sale from $1M and up. 227-0807 - 70809, 664-1912,
BEL AIR PARK: 4 buildings, both furnished and unfurnished with rentals ranging from - US$1 500 to US$5 500 and a 3bedroom ground floor apartment, fully A/C, and furnished at US$900: OGLE: 3bedroom partly furnished - $80 000. SUBRYANVILLE: 3bedroom top flat, furnished, A/ C, US$800. TURKEYEN: new 3-bedroom fully furnished. generator, US$1'200 and lots more all over. OFFICES: Main, Middle, Robb and Church Streets. Call 226-7128, 6156124. ABSOLUTE REALTY.
KITTY - $32 000; C!ville S45 000: D'URBAN BACKLAND, furnished - $90 000; HappyAcres
- US$600; EXECUTIVE PLACES, Kingston- US$1 500; New Haven - US$2 000, furnished; Bel Air Park, semiUS$1 000; Lamaha Gardens. Subryanville, Queenstown, Pasa Nagar, Happy Acres, UNIVERSITY GARDENS,
Republic Park, others. OFFICE BUIDLING - Kingston. Main Street. Church Street, High Street, New Market Street, Barr Street, Bel Air Park. BUSINESS PLACES - Regent, Robb, Sheriff, Croal, others. BOND PLACES - central Georgetown, East Coast, Lombard. others. LAND FOR SALE - Oleander Gardens. 130 x 90 feet - $16.5M.: Happy Acres, Atlantic Gardens, Bel Air Park - $16.5M, others. MENTORE SINGH REALTY225-1017, 623-6136 OR 64 Main and Middle Streets, Georgetown.
JEWANRAM'S REALTY "Have Faith in Christ, today". 227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
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Jewanarealty yahoo-com EORGETOWN: High Street (office/residence) -LS$2 500; New Haven, New Garden US$600: Bel Air Park - US$2 000/US$700; Queenstown US$2 000/US$1 000/US$1 500! US$800: Subryanville US$700iUS$1 000; KittyUS$750 (FF)/US$500 (F/F); New Market - $80 000: Carmichael St. - $60 000; Caricom/ GuySuCo Gardens - US$1 500; Campbellville - US$2 000. EASTBANK: Eccles 'AA (F!F) US$2 000; Diamond -iUSS1 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; Oronoque St. US$800. Greenfield ParkUS$1 000. OFFICES: Central Georgetown - US$4 000: Queenstown-- US$2 000 Sheriff
- US$1 500. Subryanvilie US$1 500: North Road - US$1 00 Brickdam US$800: bond! space, restaurants, etc. Land and properties from - $3M $600M. (negotiable).

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff Street Phone 223-1529.
1 - HOUSE lot with 4 houses: Persons interested please call 333-2420 Price negotiabie.
GREIA - Please list your properties for sale or rental with us and expect qu ck results Tel 225-4398. 225. 3737

CANAL NO. 2, North Section - 3-bedroorm house (concrete & wood). Tel. 2635739'
HOUSE for sale and removal on Sheriff St. Contact 227-1511, 227-2486.
DOUBLE-LOT 3bedroom property for sale in Amelia's Ward, Linden. Price negotiable. Call: 2234938.
SHERIFF ST. -2-storeyed wooden and concrete property
- $13M neg. Tel. 231-4228, 226-1192.
concrete bungalow property $3M neg. Tel. 226-1192. 2314228.
SALE by owner: Front twostorey. 4-bedroom. grilled, concrete house with toilet & bath, enclosed garage Second house both located at Triumph. ECD. Price
negotiable. Tel. 227-6993.
3-BEDROOM concrete and wooden house, 133 Vigilance South. ECD - $6.5M neg. Contact No. 256-3658. 626-2317.
175 Atlantic Gdns. ECD house and land residential area. Call Alex - 6i4-1544 anytime or 220-0836 - after 5 pm.
ONE going business premises; one secured beautifully tiled office; one three-bedroom house - fully grilled - in New Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
HONEST, RELIABLE & EFFICIENT -An agent that works for you!. NORBERT DEFREITAS - 231-1506/6425874.
2-FLAT concrete and wooden property in Prashad Nagar. Price -$ 14M neg. Contact Peter Khan. (No Agents). Tel. 227-2933. 6167 47.
&-BEDROOM house and, land at Bel Air Gardens All. amenities light, water, etc. Tel 227-4161
CRAIG - 2-storey 3bedroom modern house, land size - 80 x 144 ft. Asking $3.9M House needs work Call 225-5591 or 619-5505
LUSIGNAN. ECD. One 2storey property with 4 bedrooms (empty lot next to property. Contact Bibi at 220-709 6.
Wi3d940 MIENZIESCSt Windsor Forest WCD house & land, poultry farm Contact langai Singh. Sat. & Sun. after 4 pm. Tel. 2690019.
SECTION K - $20M. Bel Air - $22M, C/ville - $19M, Owen St. $11M, (lands also', Ormela - 225-2166, 2770155, 626-6618.
FOR quick sale. I Beautiful 3-bedroom fiat concrete house with large yard space - $2M neg. Owner leaving country. Tel. # 6284413. 276-0548.
4-BEDROOM concrete & wooden house. Ketley SI., Charlestown, formeriv Rudy's Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) - $18M neg Contact 227-6204.
RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERICAL - Bel Air Springs. Prashad Nagar. SouthiNorth Ruimveldt, etc. from - $5M upwards. HEMS 225-3006.
BEL Air Park - vacancy new concrete, 2-storey Hollywood designed, 4 luxurious bedrooms. sitting, dining. kitchen, bath, mansion- patie! outdoor. $26MiUS$130 000C Ederson's - 226-5496.
2-STOREY bus-nessi residential property at 56 Section D Cumberiand. East Canje - phone, electricity, etc. Price ne. Tei. 6285264, 339-2678.
POPULAR Vdeo Ctub in very busy area in New Am.sterdam. Terms of Sale & Occupancy can be negotiated. Call 333-2990 or after hours - 333-3688.
PRINCES St. N/B $6 3M Anrandale Sth - S3 .MI-S2v,. Ruimzight Gdns. - $12 SM Crane Old Rd. - $9M Land Fouls ECD - S9.5M. Bac.el~s Adv. ECD - $5.5M. Ca, 223-6346/263-7110 Seeker's Choice Real Est.

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006

1 PROPERTY, 2 house lots for sale. Price neg. Plaisance business purposes. 231-7666, 226-7817.
ONE in completed concrete structure and land at Mon Repos, ECD. Contact Surojunie. # 220-0953.
BEL Air Springs and Ogle Air StripRoad. TEL. # 611-0315, GANESH.
LARGE property 2-storey six bedrooms concrete and wooden building, 26 Hill St., Albouystown. Tel. 223-4133.
2-STOREY concrete
building in South Ruimveldt Park also house with Lots of land in Stewartville. Going cheap. Tel. 225-2873, 2269029, 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, 2292566.
SUB RYAN V ILL E PROPERTY - $15M - land - 60' x 110'; huge property,land 60' x 120 - $120M; Ogle property, land 72' x 290' 16M. TEL. 226-8148, 6251624.
CAMPBELLVILLE - 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, suits (2) families. Property investor - land 48 x 141, worth viewing. Mrs. Y. Wilson - 226-2650, 229-2566.
KITTY - $6.5M (neg.), $10M (neg.), $9.5M. D'Urban St. - $8.8M neg., $14M, Camp Street - $8.5M, Queenstown - $15M, $16M, $18M, $22M and others. Call 225-8578.
Low-income property for sale in areas such as Kitty, C/V, Alberttown, Lodge, La Penitence, South Ruimveldt, East Coast, Eccles, Agricola, etc. As low as $2.5M. Call 9008258 and 900- 8259.
KERSAINT Park - vacant new 2-storey concrete property on '/, acre land, 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets, 2 baths - $15M/ US$75 000. Ederson's - 226-5496. E m a i I
ECCLES residential vacant corner fully concrete 2storey. new, 4 luxurious bedrooms, 2 huge sitting rooms
- $21M neg./US$105 000. Ederson's - 226-5496. Email:
DOCTOR own your 2-storey concrete hospital in New Market St., from road to alley. Ideal general hospital - $17.5M/ US$87 000. Ederson's - 2265496, Email:
NOOTENZUIL. ECD vacant 2-storey 6-bedroom building on double lot to build another house - $3.7M/US$17 000. Ederson's - 226-5496. E m a i I
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.
.UG ROAD one-year-old two-storey concrete building well-designed with going business. Restaurant, bar, roof garden, Internet Cafe, Office spaces, self-contained
apartments. Serious
enquiries only. Call 2226510, 222-6708.
SUCCESS REALTY house in Norton Street - $3.5M; property in Princes St. - $3.5M: one huge 4-bedroom concrete house with master room, on double lot. Friendship, EBD, Public Road. Contact Success Realty. 223-6524, 628-0747, 664-2893.
OGLE - PROPERTY WITH LAND - 72' X 290' - $16M; CROAL ST. - $35M: REGENT STREET - $35M. Le Ressouvenir (pool): Atlantic Gardens - $!6.5M & $45M, (triple lot); Industry - $8.5M; GuvSuCo Gardens: Bel Air Village. Blygezight - $10.5M S. $20M: (double lot), Prashad Nagarr- $16.5M; Subryanville $24M& $48M, (double lot); Bel Air Park, Queenstown - $15M; Duncan St. - $9.9M: Kitty $10 5M; Triumph - $8.5M& ;c'es - $7.75M, Grove Public i.oad Parika: Albouystown $1 .'X$3.5M TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.

concrete property on double lot
- 100 x 100 in Happy Acres. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
ATLANTIC Gardens vacant new 2-storey ranch type mansion on 2 huge house lots, 10 coconut & other fruits trees, area for tennis/swimming pool 3/4-storey luxurious hotel $26M/US$130 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496, Email:
vacant 3-storey 6 luxurious bedrooms, foreign offices. Ideal 4-storey computer school, etc. $50M/LUS$250 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496, Email:
Georgetown business centre malls, monthly income $5M, average yearly $60M/US$300 000. Ederson's - 226-5496, Email:
GIFT: Republic Park residential 2-storey 4-bedroom mansion on 3 house lots area for tennis pool - $19.5M/ US$97 000. Ederson's - 226-5496, Email:
ROBB ST., near Bourda Market, vacant 2-storey concrete building - 40' x 80'; land - 50' x 100'. Ideal - $40M/ US$200 000. Ederson's - 226-5496, Email:
ECCLES,-EBD - vacant large bond 6 000 sq. ft. by 25 height can store 40 - 40' containers - $50M/US$250 000. Ederson's - 226-5496, Email:
OVERSEA/local doctor vacant new hospital 1 block long, 75 width can be general hospital surgery/dentistry/pharmacy/ snackette. Inspection anytime. Ederson's - 226-5496, Email: ederson@guyana.
OVERSEAS/local owners of buildings - we have general management services - paying bills, rates, taxes, repairs/ landscaping. Call now Ederson's - 226-5496, Email:
URGENTLY needed -commercial residential buildings for sale or rent Regent St., Roib St., North Rd., Church St., Vlissengen Rd., other areas not mentioned. Ederson's - 2265496, Email:
D'URBAN ST., LODGE vacant 2-storey concrete & wooden building, note 4 - 2bedroom Hollywood designed apartments - $13M/US$65 000. Ederson's - 226-5496, Email:
ECCLES Public Rd. - vacant 2-storey concrete on double lots. Ideal for car showroom, van, truck. Ideal also 4-storey general auto parts store. If qualified, move in tomorrow, $21M/ US$105 000. Ederson's - 2265496, Email
.GARDEN - vacant 2-storey concrete & wooden 3-bedroom mansion, fully grilled garage $7.5M/US$37 000. Ederson s 226-5496, Email:
AGRICULTURE RD. - front vacant 1-year-old 2-storey 2family building - top, bottom 2 luxurious bedrooms, kitchen, toilet, bath on each floor, parking
- $9.5M/US$47 000. Ederson's
226-5496, Email:
WORTMANVILLE - vacant new 2-storey concrete 4 luxurious bedrooms, 1 master bedroom, 2-car garage, mansion- $13M/US$65 000. Ederson's - 226-5496, Email:
TRIPLE lots in Alberttown, business and large house - front building measuring - 30 ft. x 60 ft. Front building - earns average 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, 6248402/225-2503.
LAND for residential and commercial purpose in and out of Georgetown price from - $1M to $70M dollars. Commercial and residential properties in and out of Georgetown price from $4M to $80M dollars rentals for residential and commercial purpose in and out of eorgetown. Price from $45 000
to US$3 000. Call 227-0807, 227-0809. Cell 664-1912

SUBRYANVILLE: very nice 3-bedroom, concrete, on a cool street - $25M. COURIDA PARK: large 8-bedroom mansion, fully furnished $50M. REGENTSTREET: large 5- storey building - US$850 000. WATER STRET: Vacant lot 193 ft. by 308 ft. (59, 444 s 2. ft.) - US$1.5M. MEADOW
BANK: 2 vacant lots - $5M. QUEENSTOWN: 4-bedroom concrete on over 10 000 sq. ft. of land on a quiet street - $35M and lots more all over. Call 226-7128 615-6124.
ABSOLUTE REALTY. "The Home of Better Bargains".
ONE three-storey building
- 33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal for Hotel, Store, Hospital or any other type of businesses, etc. Any reasonable price would be considered. Contact Len's at Sheriff St. for further information. Tel. 227-1511. N.B.: Extra land to extend building or new one.
2-storey fully concreted house
- 5 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, American fixture faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet, hot water tank, eating kitchen, built-in wardrobe, central airconditioner, car garage, front view to Public Road. Lot 6 Nandy Park, EBD. Interested erson only to call. Day - 226806; evening - 225-8410.
OWNER leaving.
Enterprise, ECD - one brand new 5-bedroom, 2-storeyed concrete building for sale. All conveniences included. Water, electricity, telephone, parking for 2 vehicles, fully grilled, 2 toilets & baths, storeroom, lacquered floor upstairs, tiled downstairs, modern kitchen. veranda, yard space. Contact Eddie. Tel. 611-8912, 227-3788.
SOUTH PARK - double for business or residence, 5bedroom two-storey - $16.5M; two-family residence on main road - Aubrey Barker - $12.5M; Atlantic Ville, needs repair $6.5M; Kitty - Gordon Street three old building, land size 45 x 110 - $12M; others prices ranging - $6.5M - $100M. Roberts Realty, First Federation Life Building - 2277627 - Office, 227-3768 Home, 644-2099 - Cell.
WE ARE always a blessing. Generation thinking demands that we buy Real Estate for long term benefits. Bel Air Springs - US$170 000 only,.Bel Air Gardens needs .repairs - US$200 000, Subryanville on 10 000 sq. ft.
- US$160 000, Lamaha Gardens - US$190 000, Prashad Nagar - $19M, Q/town
- $11M, Queenstown on
double lot - US$210 000, Sec 'K' - $14.5M, Meadow Brook $14M. South Gardens - $12M and $8M. Business property $17M, Happy Acres - $21M, LBI, Ear's Court - $16M, Republic Park - $20M on double lot. BUY NOW IT'S FOR YOU ONLY. Phone Ms. Tucker - #225-2626, Ms. Landry- # 231-2064 or e-mail:
JEWANRAM'S REALTY. "HAVE FAITH IN CHRIST, TODAY". # 227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431. E. mail:
jewa nalrealtvya GEORGETOWN Alberttown $12M; Bel Air Park - $28M/$16M; Blygezight Gardens - $20M; Campbellville - $15M/$30M; Middle Street - $35M/$55M; Carmichael Street - $28M; D'Urban St. - $18M; East Street/ New Market St. - $18M/$11M, Subryanville - $30M/$25M; Queenstown - $45M/$30M/ $20M/$15M/$12M; Kitty - $17M/ 15M/$12M; Vlissengen Road 135M; Sheriff Street - $40M. EAST BANK: Prospect.- $12M: Eccles 'AA'- $32M/$25M; Eccles 'CC' - $12M/$18M; Diamond (executive) - $50M; Grove (business) - $18M/$12M; Nandy Park - $20M; Friendship - road to river - $15M. WEST BANK/ COAST: Canal No. 1 - $11M; Roraima Trust - $12M; Stewartville - $12M; Parika $120M: (commercial), Vreed-enHoop - $13M/$25M. EAST COAST: Atlantic Gardens - $34M/ J26M/$20M/$16M: Bee Hive 15M; Better Hope - $7M;
Courbane Park - $6.5M; Kersaint Park/Good Hope - $7M/$9M; Happy Acres - $26M/$15M; Imax Gardens - $8M/$6M/$5M; Lusignan - $12M/$5.5M/$3.2M, Triumph, Mon Repos (Blocks) $6M; Non Pariel - $12M/$8M/ $6M/$5M/$4M; Success - $5M; Sect. 'C' Enterprise - $14M/ $10M; Earl's Court (LBI) - $10M; Triumph - $8M/$18M: Foulis/ Enmore - $7M/$8M: Mahaica ( going business) - $50M; GuySuCo/Caricom Gardens S5OM. BERBICE: Bath
Settlement - $8M (business), New Amsterdam. All prices negotiable.

PURE Bred German Shepherd for sale. 226-1902.
290 TRACTOR selling for parts. Tel. 621-0694, 6123072.
"JESUS is Lord". Exercise and graph books per dozen. Call 227-7850.
SALE. TEL: #611-0881.
THREE foreign pools tables. Contact 28 First Street, Campbellville. 642-9161.
ONE Computer with printer in good working condition. Contact Tel. 227-8665 or 2314599.
1 200 CC Jailing motorcycle 200 - Nitro. Excellent condition. Contact 609-7617, Vishaul.
enticing French and American lingerie. Call 225-4495 or 626-3178.
LAB equipment - full works to start a lab and 1 Yamaha generator, 2 600 watts. Tel. 225-3199.
ONE Briggs and Stratton pressure washer 5.5 Hp and 2300psi. Brand new - $95 000. Tel. 225-2611.
2 UPRIGHT, double door display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.), 1 Coco Cola Cooler, 1 warmer. Tel. 627-8749 or 223-3024.
PIT Bull pup, 3 months old, vaccinated p dewormed. Contact Richard - 615-2462, 222-3208.
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas. Also shock treatment for swimming pools. Phone: 227-4857 (8 am - 4 pm) Monday to Friday.
ONE brand new
computer with CD Burner. CD Walkmans, car stereo and DVD Player. Contact 225-4112, 626-9264.
AC UNITS - brand new, 5 000 150 BTU, Kenmore brand. Contact Juliana at 613-3319 or 226-7973. Going reasonable.
"NEW' yes new Honda Generators 2500 - 6000 watts. Manual/key start, EuBritish guaranteed. Phone 233-5500.
CHLORINE Tablets 3" for swimming pools only, Phone: 227-4857 (8 am - 4 pm) Monday to Friday.
PIT Bull Terrier. 8 wks old, vaccinated and dewormed. Price neg. Tel. 223-4472, 623-5321.
FOOD Cart with deep fryers, hot plate and more. Also food warmers. Phone 226-0170.
1 7" Polaroid Swivel Screen portable DVD with all accessories. 1 20 GB Ipod with accessories. Call 218-4384, 662-4372.
FOUR Cannon Photo Copiers, table model. 8 x 11 to 11 x 17 binder/laminator. Tel. 226-6527 or inspection at Tennessee Night Club.
GERMAN Shepherd & Doberman pups - 8 weeks old, fully vaccinated & dewormed - $15 000 each. Tel. 229-6527, 610-8071.
DIESEL Generator - 1.9 kw, petrol generators 850 watts. Contact 226-8272 Dalgety Teas & Herbs, Robb & Alexander Sts., G/T, Guyana.
DOBERMAN pups, mixed with Rottweiler, fully vaccinated. Call Rory - 227-4584.
CAT 936E front end loader parts; 1 tilting Ram complete; 1 front differential, 1 3304 DI head complete. Call Tel.# 2236590, 646-7912.
WASHING machines (Twin tub), 110 volts. Price $36 000 and $48 000. Also, optical mouse + Keyboard for computers. Telephone 2270928, 641-2026.
1 UPRIGHT freezer, 1 4burner stove, 1 microwave, 1 Sportsman lantern. Call 2274454, 611-4643.
ONE Taurus engine 8Hp with one 5.5 RVA generator lighting plant. Working condition. Price - $2 750 000 neg. Contact 644-0737 or 6603292,

PURE bred German Shepherd for sale. 660-4844, 641-5023
EXCELLENT tyres for all types of vehicles, trucks and car tyres. Very cheap. Call 226-7286.
ONE gents Honda Hero 100cc working condition - $70 000. Contact 220-2480, 6438831.
ONE 3306 Caterpillar engine, one low bed trailer, one Nissan Laurel car, C 33. All prices negotiable. Tel. 229-6527.
Rottweiler puppies, 3 months, 9 Vlissengen Rd. Call 2274846 (Bus.), 227-8586 (Home).
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22, 502, 134A & 404A. Also Helium for balloons and Argon GA. Phone: 227-4857 (8 am - 4 pm) Monday to Friday.
COMPUTER training
videos: Comptia A+, Network+ 2005, security+, Linux, MCSE 2003, Office 2003 & more. Call Brian - 660-0845.
LAB equipment - full works to start a lab and 1 Yamaha generator, 2 600 watts. Tel. 225-3199.
ONE 40-ft. fishingboat with 900-lb seine 6 000-lb ice box. Price negotiable. Contact Ramsehai on telephone number 613-5936, 220-7530.
1 LAPTOP Compaq computer, 95 MG RAM 2 GIG HD at Stabroek Market. Call for more info. 225-2525, 8 am to 4 pm. 661-4849.
ONE new wedding dress, (beautiful), from the USA, size 5M or medium. Contact Lyn on
- 222-3389 anytime afternoon. Price neg.
2 NEW flat screen TVs $75 000 each. neg. 1 stainless steel bar-b-que grill (big) - $100 000 neg. Owner leaving country. Tel. 2265136, 643-6997.
New 52" High definition Samsung floor model TV with flat screen antique style CD, cassette & record Player. Tel. 225-2873, 226-9029, 6198225.
LAB COATS, HOME ECONOMICS - aprons and caps, graduation gown and other type of garment construction. Any quantity & design. Call 227-7850.
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.
1 KINETIC Style Scooter in Stood working condition. easonable price. Contact Balram at Starr Computer between 8 am and 4.30 pm on, Tel. 227-8131, Cell 622-3559.
1 38 ft. fishing boat with 350 lb (brand new) Bang Mary seine with 1 55 Yamaha outboard Motor and cadil line. Best offer - $700 000. Call Ravi
- 617-475 or Ringo - 621-2235.
TOOLS - Electric saw, drills, cordless screwdrivers, cordless telephones, electric sanding machines, Home Theatre System and lots more. Call 276-0245, 628-4179.
1 5-PCS. Nibi set - $15 000, 1 3-pcs living suite - $15 000, 1 13" colour TV with remote - $25 000, 1 Sony 52X CD-RW - $5 000, 1 ATX Power supply (new) $2 000, 1 baby walker - $1 000. Tel. 610-0700.
FARMERS! Now is the time to increase your yields and returns on all crops (rice, cane, greens, vegetables, etc). Spend little gai more, liquid
fertilisers, (Bo 0Algreen-S90) & seeds are available. To order call 218-0437, 642-6238, 2278876 (evenings), 610-8529, 609-6124, 260-4380, 260-4272, 628-4473, 663-7826.
1 TWO-DOOR refrigerator (168 litre, 110v) in excellent working condition, 1 double
bed with mattress, 1 dining table in good condition, 1 stereo cabinet in good condition. Call 223-1172 or 618-2344 for more

SKY Universal,
authorised dealer for the best offer in Phillips digitl 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 lbs 4,000; Alum: 55 lbs 5,000; Soda Ash: 50 lbs $5,000; Sulphuric acid: 45 aIs - $45,000; Granular hlorine, Chlorine gas. Phone: 227-4857 (8 am - 4 pm) Monday to Friday.
COMPUTER desk tops, Laptops from Acers, Dell, Toshia. Laptops from
$170 000. We match any price. We guarantee only new systems. customised to your specifications. Call Tel. 335-3002/626-9441/ 222-4547.
1 5-HEADED 6" width planner. Price - $1.3M neg.; 2 16" Service 9 manner combinations 600 000 (each), Wadkin; 1 moveable table saw, cut up to 6". Price - $500 000. Raj - 275-0208 or 626-0350 or Bayee- 6624249.
1 ISUZU Trooper
engine & 4 WD gear box $220 000, 1 500-lb. gas tank approx. half filled $120 000, 1 steel trolley $80 000, 1 Massey Ferguson dump trailer in working condition - $190 000. Call 641-2729, 2285357.
WATCH and calculator batteries, new shipment ust arrived. Only $200,
itted free while you wait. Guyana Variety Store and Nut Centre. Robb Street, opposite Salt & Pepper Restaurant. Tel. 226-4333/ 227-1228.
NEW scuba diving tank and accessories; new 2 diving suits - XXL 6.5mm thick; large GE refrigerator, 2-door, no frost; custom-made wooden bed, full size with drawer at foot and locking compartment at head; Acculab digital gold scale 1502 capacity AC/DC; Rite weight digital gold scale, 8-oz capacity DC. high quality balance scale lass enclosed; USA made faucets, hot and cold water. Much more. Owner leaving 227-5437 or 622-7028
1 6-INCH joiner, 110 240V on bench - $45 000, 1 skill mitre adjustable saw, 110v
- $35 000, 1 hand cross cut saw, 110 v - $15 000, 1 large heavy duty bench grinder, 110 v - $25 000,1 edge sander, 110 v240 v on stand - $45 000, 1 electric chain saw, 110 v - $50 000, 1 Yaje /2 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 45gallon drums concrete gardener used to harden concrete fast or hollow blocks both - $100 000 or $1 500 per gallon, 1 4-feet aluminium platform ladder
to do cleaning - $10 000, 6 aluminium canisters close 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 0003 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 new 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 00, 3 new fire extinguishers in box - $10 000 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 copier needs servicing 240v on stand - $100 000, 6 metcl 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.

1 - HONDA pressure washer, brand new; 2 drills; 1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle, next to new; 1 ampI fier; 1 truck pump; 1 battery charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-5876.
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
- 226-1769.

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TWO-Door English Ford Sports car shell imperfect 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).
CUMMINS 6 CTA 230 Hp diesel engine with twin disc pto on bed, goodg9eneral 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 223-5050.

ONE Toyota RAV 4, PJJ series. Telephone 623-9713, 222-2295.
21 - BEDFORD Model M truck. Tel: 455-2303.
minibus - 15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel. # - 6425899.
ONE new Massey Ferguson 290 Tractor - $3M. Tel. 254-0373.
1 AT 192 CARINA - 1sT OWNER, USED FOR 2 WKS. TEL. 647-0096.
ONE refrigerated truck, GFF series. Call Tel. # 6237212.
BEDFORD truck for sale. Contact 642-5789, 2278932, 220-9877
AT 192 CARINA - fully powered, excellent condition. el. 226-9316, 617-1505.
1 RZ long base mini bus, working condition, mags, music, etc. $900 000. Call 265-3989.
1 NISSAN' Pick-up, excellent condition, mags, A/C, music, etc. Contact 220-7976 or 618-1666.
TOYOTA Starlet Glanza S. Automatic red, fully powered, new on wharf - $1 850 000 neg. Tel. 225-2611.
MITSUBISHI Lancer Cedia 2003 model silver, automatic, fully powered, never registered - $2.5M. Tel. 225-2611.
ONE Nissan Laurel, in excellent condition. Fully powered, mags. Price neg. Call 644-5889.
ONE Nissan Caravan PEE 2660. $350 000. Price negotiable. Call 277-0108, 626-1138.
1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux, PHH series excellent condition. Price neg. Contact 220-3946.
CONDITION. TEL. 2690027.

TOYOTA Camry SV 40, good condition, fully powered, mag rims. Price neg. Contact 218-0901, 623-8321
NISSAN Laurel model C33, PW. PM, PS) 4-cylinder, GEAR. Price -$60000 ne Call # 629-7419 or 223-9021
- Monty.
I AT 192 TOYOTA Carina, small credit can be arranged $1 150 000. Tel. 218-4060.
1 NISSAN MAXIMA - fully loaded, manual, excellent condition. Call 218-4384, 6118824.
1 TOYOTA FOUR-RUNNER very good condition - Crystal Light, etc. - $1.6M. TEL. 22681-48, 625-1624.
FOR sale Labarian, one Crystal and one Honda Civic. Sod asparts. Tel. # 227-6113,
225-8504, 622-6895. Toyota KE 70 Corolla.
TOYOTA 4-Runner V6 engine, left hand drive, mag rims, music system, etc. Excellent condition. 622-6746. Price $1.6 million neg.
JAGUAR XJ 12 12-cylinder Sports car, needs general work, sold as is - $250 000. Call 6248402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
1 TOYOTA RZ Long base (15-seater minibus) - late BHH series, gear, mag rims, music, CD Changer. Price - $1.8M. Contact Rocky - 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AE 100 Toyota Ceres (PHH series) automatic, fully powered, A/C, mag rims, CD Player. Price - $1 250 000. Contact Rocky - 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Civic (PJJ series) 1999 model - manual, fully powered, A/C. Price - $1.9M (hardly used). Contact Rocky 225-14$00or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA GX 81 Mark 11 (4-cylinder new engine), automatic fully powered, mag rims. Price - $925 000. Contact
Rocky - 225-1400 or 621-5902.
YAMAHA Virgo 750cc motorcycle, just imported into country, not registered, will register at no cost to buyer -$250 000. Call 624-8402, 227-7677.

1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina (PHH series never in hire), automatic, fully powered A/C
mag rims. Price - $1.2M(neg.). Contact Rocky - 225-1400 or
1 GREY Mitsubishi Lancer, PJJ 80 series. 1 HI-Ace RZ bus high top PHH series. All in excellent condition & fully loaded with A/C. Tel. 226-6458 or 624-5196.
1 AE 210 TOYOTA Corona (new model) - late PHH series, automatic, fully powered, A/C, mag rims, hardly used. Immaculate condition. Price $2M. Contact Rocky - 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf(4x4) 2-door, 3Y, manual, crashbar, cabin carriage enclosed, A/C, CD Player, wrench. Excellent. Price - $1.6M (neg.) Contact Rocky - 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AE 110 Toyota Sprinter (PJJ series) never in hire, automatic, fully powered, A/C, mag rims, CD Spoiler. Immaculate condition. Price $1.6M. Contact Rocky - 2251400 or 621-5902.
'WHEN buying or selling your vehicles, kindly contact Rocky Auto Sales, located at 91 Middle Road, La Penitence,
Georgetown. Telephone Nos, 225- 1400, 621-5902. You get quality, quick sale, clean transfer, and money's worth for your vehicle. (Please call before)
1 TOYOTA SR5-V6 (4
Runner) 4 x 4 - (low mileage) automatic, fully powered,.A/C, mag rims, CD Player,, alarm. Credit available. Price $2.3M. Contact Rocky -. 2251400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA CRV - (PHH series) immaculate condition, automatic, fully powered, A/C, mag rims, step bars, crash bars, ro.- rack, CD Player. Price
$32M (neg). Contact Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
�1 TOYOTA (4-door) Tercel (executive - Pearl Red), (PHH series), automatic, fully loaded, alarm, remote start, sun roof. Price - $2.1M. Immaculate condition. 1 Toyota RZ (15seater) EFI cat eye, music set, gear, mag rims. Price $1.4M. fmmaculate condition. (Hardly used). 1 AE 100 Toyota Corolla (PHH series), fully skirted. Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims, CD, DVD Player. alarm. Immaculate condition. Price - $1.4M. Contact Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.

1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter, PHH series, excellent condition, fully loaded, fully powered. Contact 623-4572, 222-5053.
2 LONG BASE TOYOTA CERES. TEL. 229-6533 OR 6132798.
192, 100, TOWN Ace, GTouring, cat eye RZ, Dodge Ram 2003, Starlet, 91 Wagon, Daihatsu Diesel, Pathfinder, Toyota Pick-up 4 x 4. 225-2166, 626-1372, 648-0189.
1 MITSUBISHI Lancer, good condition with mag rims. Contact 54 Craig St., C/vilie, 2 houses east of Sheriff St. 227-2435.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder, immaculate condition - low mileage. A/C, CD, mags, stick shift, off road/on road. Phone 227-8550, 660-6993 - Anita Paul.
TWO (2) Honda CRVs in excellent condition.
Inspection can be done from Mon. - Fri. - 11 am- 4pm at Avinash Complex A & B Water Street. Contact 226-3361, 227-7829.
authorised agent. Beat the profiteers, utilise our services. AT 192 - $665 000; AT 212 $790 000; L Touring - $725 000; Lancer - $745 000. We guarantee lowest prices and est services. Tel. 660-0627, 610-8003.
HYUNDAI Accent car, PFF series, excellent condition $550 000 negotiable. Contact Hakeem - 276-0245, 6284179.
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon. Like new, must be seen. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville. 223-9687.
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo Diesel. Fully powered, 8 seats, like new. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville. 223-9687.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
white). Going cheap. uzuki Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-5500, 227-2027.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) - 13 seater, manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.
4-WD RANGE Rover Land Rover with alloy rims & Sony CD player. Priced to g_o. 621-7445.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
- long tray, 17 feet 4D 32, a/ c. immaculate condition. 74 Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
ONE Coaster bus in good working condition. Contact 616-3736 or 660-1564. No reasonable offer refused.
1 RZ bus. good condition. Contact Tirbani 233-2562, 623-0338, 199 Anaida Ave., Eccles, EBD.
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf
crash bar, A/C, alarm, mag rims, CD set. Excellent condition. Tel. 226-2514.
ONE AT 192 motor car with mag rims and C D Player. Price
- $1 250 000. Call 227-3336 or 227-0902.
2 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona cars. Fully loaded, 1 stick, 1 automatic. Both just completely refurbished and sprayed. 1 AE 81 Corolla back half shell with 4 complete doors. Tel. 619-5087, 218-3018.
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, 225-2503.
MAZDA Titan box truck extended height box. fully powered, A/C, like new, never registered, will register at no cost to buyer - $1 900-000 cash. Call 624-8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
LINCOLN Town car (Ford) 4door 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, 2252503.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 (hard cover), came in brand new. Manual, fully powered, A/C, chrome mag rims crash bar, roof rack, step bar, Cb Player, music set, alarm, remote start, auto 4wheel drive. Price - $2.7M. Contact Rocky - 225-1400 or 621-5902.
NISSAN Pathfinder SE V6 2-door fully powered, automatic, A/C, sunroof, auto start alarm. CD Player. mag wheels, roof lights, front electrical damaged, already bought most of parts back, sold as is - $1 Million. Call 624-8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.

ONE TT 131 CORONA in good condition - mag rims, stick gear, tape deck. Tel: 626-6837 after hours # 220-4316.
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon. Like new, must be seen. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville. 223-9687
ONE AA 60 Carina, in excellent working condition, needs body work , tape deck, AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-0236.
TOYOTA Corona station wagon T-130 - back wheel drive, PCC series. Price $500 000 neg. Call 2262833 or 233-3122.
IN stock selling 3 Carinas
- AT 192 & 2 212. Also mag rims, size 15, Japanese. Contact 627-4067 for more information.
ONE AT 212 Toyota Carina - PJJ series in excellent condition, fully powered. Phone No. 265694.
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo Diesel. Fullypowered, 8 seats, like new. 74 Sheriff St., C/ ville. 223-9687.
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus, long base, EFI with mags rims, CD Player in good condition.
Call 233-2939, cell 616-4638.
(1) CORONA wagon never in hire, lady-driven; (1) small mini-bus - private. Tel: 227-1845 (8 am - 4 pm), 2296253, anytime.
sONEkO base RZ mini
EF1, excellent condition, music system, amplifier/mag rims. Must be sold. Owner leaving. Tel. 270-4250.
ONE Nissan Laurel - fully loaded, Model C 33, 4cylinder, gear, (PW, PM, PS). Price neg. Call: 2239021, Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
MUST BE SOLD. 2 - RZ in immaculate condition; 1
- Buick car with AT 170 engine ,many more. Call: 22-5516, 220-5323.
1 -DUMP truck, 1 -water tender and 330 Timber Jack Skidder all are in good working condition. For more information Contact: 2642946.
ONE AE 100 Sprinter, one AE 100 Ceres. Mustgo. Owner leaving country. Call 625-1676.
600 XT Yamaha Trail bike, top notch condition. Must be seen. Giveaway - US$3 500 with registration. Contact Mr. Khan 28 'BB' Eccles, EBD. Tel. 2332336 or 623-9972.
1 AE 100 Sprinter EFI, spoiler, 16 inches nickel mags, CD Player, etc. Contact Mr. Khan
- 28 'B Eccles New Housing Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336 or 623-9972.
WHEN buying or selling any type of used vehicles. Best prices paid. Contact Mr. Khan - 233336 or 623-9972, anytime.
125 CC Street bike ($150 000 neg.). Contact Mr. Khan 28 'BB" Eccles New Housing Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336 or 623-9972.
1 E 190 Mercedes Benz Sports model - sun roof, 17 inches nickel mags. Many more. Contact Mr. Khan - 28 'BB' Eccles New Housing Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336 or 6239972.
AUTOMATIC AE 91 Sprinter EFI - spoiler, CD Player, airconditioner, etc. - $775 000 neg. Contact Mr. Khan - 28 'BB' Eccles New Housing Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336.
ONE Laurel car C 31 working condition, fully owered, 4 mags. Price - $3 50 000 neg. Can be inspected at Ecces Old Road. Tel. 644-0737, 660-3292.
TOYOTA Previa mini van fully loaded with CD, DVD & ma gs. Very nice family vehicle. # 225-2873,.619-8225, 2269029.
TOYOTA Carina AT 192 $1.1M, $1.2M and $1.3 million. Marino- $1.1 million. Dolly's Auto Rental - 225-7126.
1 GX 81 Toyota Mark 11 fully powered, mag rim, clean condition going cheap. Contact 615-2464 or 2267855 - Sham.
170 TOYOTA Corona car PJJ series, in excellent condition. Call Devein. 6237394.

ONE Nissan Sentra, PGG series (FB-13), 15" mag rims, CD Deck, A/C, etc. Kris - 6245659, 220-0054.
FORD 150 Pick Up 3 doors, good condition, CD/ Tape player, bubble tray. dual air hag mag rims, etc. - $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE 1100 MF Tractor. Suitable for Rome Plough or Timber Grant. Price neg. Contact Lawrence. Phone 322-0309.
ONE Toyota AT 192 in excellent condition. A/C, 15" mag rims, CD Player, equaliser, power steering, etc. Tel. 662-9897, 231-5716.
TOYOTA Celica & Nissan Blue Bird, good condition $300 000 each. Tel. Nos. 6154133 (Day), 225-8427 (Night).
excellent conditions PHH series, fully loaded, A/C, automatic, music, spoiler going cheap. Tel. # 220-3355 or 624-6050.
AT 170 TOYOTA Corona semi automatic, good condition, etc. P rice negotiable. Call 225-0299.
1 AT 192 CARINA, PJJ series
- $1 350 000, one AT 150 Corona, stick gear - $550 000. Tel 2251103, 612-4477, 231-3690.
1 3Y bus, excellent condition - $575 000. Call 2251103, 612-4477, after 5 pm 2313690.
1 NISSAN Sunny B12, automatic, 4WD, very good condition - $650 000. Tel. 2773405, 268-3666.
1 HONDA Integra - fully loaded; 1 Mitsubishi Lancer fully loaded. Owner leaving country. Contact No. 6461944.
AT 170 CARINA - $750 000, Marino - $1.1M. # 2257126. Dolly's Auto Rental 272 Bissessar Ave., Prashad Nagar.
1 MASSEY FERGUSON Brazilian 290 140isc plough and 120-ft. trailer for sale. All in excellent working condition. Call 269-0570 or 619-1435.
ONE Mitsubishi Galant, PJJ series, excellent condition. Phone 624-6240 or 233-5700 (between the hours of 6 am and
7 am and 8 pm and 10 pm).
MARINO - 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.
EE 100 Toyota Corolla, 1298 CC manual transmission, excellent working condition. mags and music, PHH series. 226--8740 and 612-3111. Price negotiable.
1 AT 170 Corona stick gear, excellent condition. Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2 George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
TOYOTA Tacoma Blue, excellent condition, PJJ series. Pete's Auto Sales. Lot 2 George Street, Werk-enRust, Georgetown. Tel. 2269951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
2 000 MODEL Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab - low mileage. New model 4-door Toyota Starlet mag rims. Low mileage PJJ series. Tel. 2252873, 226-9029, 619-8225.
AE 100 COROLLA, fully owered, automatic, mags, D/DVD Player, Spoiler, immaculate condition - $1 350 neg. A&R Real Estate & Auto Sale - 222-4782, 222-4784/ 618-0025.
GIVE away price!!! 1 AE 110 Toyota Sprinter, PJJ series. Immaculate condition, CD Deck, mag rims, Spoiler, etc. Owner leaving contact # 223-9316IH), 227-3283 (W) 615-8920 �.
TWO 3Y buses - $300 000 and $425 000; 1 Nissan Caravan, stick gear, BGG series
- $575 000. Contact Dave Auto Sale. Tel. 225-1103, 6124477, 643-6909, after 4 pm 231-3690.
2 MITSUBISHI Lancers CK 11, fully powered, A/C, music, PJJ series, never in hire. 150 Corona - A/C, music
- $475 000 neg. A&R Real Estate & Auto Sale - 2224782 / 222-4784, 618-0025.
STARLET - White, fully automatic, excellent
condition. Pete's Auto Sales. Lot 2 George Street, Werk-enRust, Georgetown. Tel. 2269951, 226-5546, 231-7432.

DRAGLINES with pile driving hammer and HYMAC 58CC. Tel. 643-4749.
TWO long base open tray Mitsubishi Canters. Excellent working condition. 31 (East) Meten-Meer-Zorg. Phone 6253683.
HONDA Prelude Sport 2-door PGG series. Chrome rims. Excellent condition. Please call 218-3119, 6288383.
RZ - Long &short, EFI, BHH & BJJ series. Pete's Auto Sales. Lot 2 George Street, Werk-enRust, Georgetown. Tel. 2269951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
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, 231-7432.
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, Werken-Rust, Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546, 2317432.
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, 231-7432.
ONE Yamaha YZ 125 grass track bike never raced. Ike new - $660-000; one Yamaha PW 80 child dirt bike, good condition - $150 000. Contact (Corentyne) 624-1501, ask for Dave.
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.
ONE 1994 Mark 11 car. In immaculate condition. Fully loaded, imported from Japan in November, 2005. Owner migrating. Price - $3.3M negotiable. Contact 337-2506. 611-1651, 646-4834.
TOYOTA LAND CRUISERToyota 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
- $116M; Cifero - $1.1M; Toyota Mark 11 - $900 000; Mercedes Convertible - $7M. TEL. 2268148, 625-1624.
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 n g. Call 624-3614. 274-0563. 274-0609, 109 Public Road Friendship Buxton, ECD, (opposite Cemetery). Ask for W. Sharper.

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ONE 4-Runner, excellent condition with grill, mags, V6 engine, left hand drive. Price
- $2.2M negotiable. Call 6402365
1 TOYOTA Mark 11, GX 81 - excellent condition. remote start, alarm, DVD/CD Player, brand new tyres and magrims, very low mileage, A/ C, fy powered. Call 6130613, 624-6628.
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 6234441.
TWO Kawasaki Ninjas. cat eyes. ZX 600 - excellent condition, one owner, leaving helmets, covers. accessories. No reasonable offer refused. Phone 2231885, 642-3722.
2 AE 100 Sprinters, 1 AE 91 Sprinter, 1 XT 600 Yamaha (trail bike), 1 Mercedes Benz (E 190 series). Contact 28 'BB' Eccles New Housing Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336, 6239972. 617-8944.
TOYOTA 192 Carina fully powered, A/C, music. immaculate condition $1.3M neg. G-Touring Wagon - fully powered, excellent condition price neg.A&R Real Estate & Auto Sale- 222-47821 222-4784, 618-0025.
ONE GJJ Leyland double axle truck with 20-cyl. tray and hylab. Perfect for sand electric pole planting and scra p iron. xcellent condition. Price $4.5M negotiable. Call 6402365.
.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 - 662-4249.
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, AC. etc.
- $1.1M neg. A & R REAL ESTATE & AUTO SALES - 2224782 1 222-4784, 618-0025
1 INTERNATIONAL Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha 0/ B engine: 1 Mini Bus scrap: I 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. 2336262
RECENT shipment from Japan, Toyota Carina AT 192 $675 000; Mitsubishi Lancer CK 2 - $925 000; Toyota Corolla AE 111 - $850 000: Toyota Corolla wagon - $650 000; Mitsubishi Mirage - $1 050 009, Mitsubishi RVR $925 000: Toyota Raum - $1 100 000. All prices are negotiable and quoted on the Wharf! Contact Fazela Auto Sale - 276-0245. 628-4179.
A & R REAL ESTATE & AUTO SALES - 222-4782 / 222-4784, 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 uo. Town Ace bus, G-touring Waqon. B12, B13 Sunn y.EE 98 Wagon. 3Y bus. Much more A I prices neg. Vehicle as low as - $500 0010.
ONE Black Toyota Pick-uo truck first owner (big f6ot) - 7 ' inch lift kit. air shocks, tortion bar, track bar, Def stabiliser, Idle arm truss, front and back swizzle arm, Def ratio, can putl 5000 lbs Fully loaded, all kits are nricinally. Custom out from Toyota Factiv Stick shift 5-speed. EF! - 4-cylinder
with inj,,cted and
-v sterm Tel. 226-6527 6"'-7242 Insec-lion at I e T nn n c, .; s Ee N -IN Cub

1 4 X 4 CHEVROLET 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 J2 van GZ series - $75 000, transferable with spares. 1 Toyota RT 81 car, needs body work, engine overhaul $100 000 neg., transferable
with spare. Ownei'leaving. For information - call 6214928.
NOW IN STOCK. 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 O1, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA 26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Mark 2 GX 100. Lancer CK 2A, Toyota Corona Premio AT 210, Toyota Hiace Diesel KZH110, Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer SC2A, Toyota Corolla GTouring Wagon AE 100. Contact Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales. 226 South Rd., Bourda, Georgetown. Tel. 226-8953, 226-1973, 227-3185, Fax. 2273185. We give you the best cause you deserve the best.
B i Slash 4 Mash - Deo Maraj!Auto Sales is giving away
- $100 000 cash back. Free DVD p layer with your choice of eadrest or a dash board, screen; free 2006 Licence, free Certificate of Fitness, & full tank OF petrol. Now Available: Cars: Toyota Corolla NZE 121; Toyota Ipsum (8-seater); Toyota Passo (2004 Model), Toyota Wills VS (2002 Model); Toyota Prius (Hybrid); Toyota Vista ZZV 50, Toyota Corolla AE 1101 Toyota Sprinter AE 110; Toyota Starlet (4 Doors)/Glanza Turbo EP 91; Toyota Cynos Convertible; Toyota Cynos Sports Couple EL 52; Honda Civic EK 3; Mitsubishi Lancer CK2. Also in stock Mitsubishi Canter open tray trucks & Toyota Hilux Pick-ups. Order early & get the best prices on Duty Free vehicles, full after sales service & financing available. Get cash for Mash from Deo Maraj Auto Sales. 207 Sheriff & Sixth Streets, Campbellville. Call us at 2264939 or check us out at Avalanche building. A NAME & SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST.

1 MINIBUS Driver for Route 42. Call 231-4599.
WAITRESSES to work in Bar. Call 662-5549, 6624741.
ONE Live-in Babysitter. Apply in person to 287 Albert St., Q/town.
1 COOK to work from 5am and 1 Sales Clerk. Apply - 53 David St. Kitty.
1 BARMAN. Apply to Mutt's Express. Tel. 2237968, 628-9835. Ask for Rishi.
1 MALE to work in Grocery Stall between 18 and 25 yrs. Call 614-6439 or 227-6201.
BARGIRLS. Waitresses and experienced Cook. Call 6239557 or 609-6931. Attractive salary.
THREE- BE DR 0 0 1M apt. for working persons in city or suburban with moderate rental. 22694 10.
LIVE-IN Domestic 25
- 35 yrs. old wiIih weekend off. Call Shiv on 225-8270 during working 'houls.

EXPERIENCED Drivers to do hire car work. Call: Jeffrey - # 622-8350 or 6179031.
experienced country lady needs a job as a general domestic. Tel. 226-9410.
1 LIVE-IN Maid to live in Georgetown. 45 years & older. Attractive salary. Telephone 629-4679.
ONE male Cleaner, one Driver. Apply Technical Services Inc., 18 - 23 Eccles Industrial Site, EBD.
ONE Security Guard, Cook, Waitress, Waiter and Domestic Cleaners. Contact 645-0787. 28 Sheriff & First Streets, Campbellville.
BUSINESS owners/
vendors to participate in a one-day national
exhibition. Interested person, kindly call 2183726/61 7-4400/261-5625.
CARPENTER with own tools. Must have Mason experience. Apply 68 Robb Street, Guyana Variety Store.
SALESBOY to sell
electronics item. Must have experience. Salary and commission. Apply 68 Robb Street, Guyana Variety Store.
SALESGIRL to sell Electronics item. Must have experience. Apply 68 Robb Street, Guyana Variety Store.
COMMERCIAL - properties/ land/business places/offices/ bonds and vehicles. Ready buyers/tenants. TEL. 2268148, 625-1624.
3 EXPERIENCED Shirt makers. To make complete shirt. Apply at 170 Camp & Charlotte Streets, Lacytown, Georgetown.
ONE live-in Maid from country area between ages 25 and 30yrs. Apply 52 Evans & Russell Sts., Charlestown. Call 226-7189.
Barber. Call 225-5426 or 6443555. Pauline Hairdressing Salon, 177 Charlotte Street.
1 COOK to work on a residential farm - Linden Highway. Call 662-7516, 6637940.
MASON, Carpenter and
Labourers. _ Apply at
Household Plus, 131 Regent St., Bourda. Tel. 226-3786.
ONE Driver for a Canter truck to do hire work. Must have a valid Licence to drive a lorry. Call 227-3336 or 2270902.
LEES Snackette. One Cook to make Purn, Egg ball. Potatoes ball. 231 1272 267 Thomas & New Market Sts. Opposite PHG.
URGENTLY needed live-in Waitresses to work in a liquor restaurant. Reasonable salary. Contact Balo - 259-0574.
ATTRACTIVE Waitress to work at Jam's Bar at Montrose, ECD. $7 500 weekly. Phone - 220-2706, could live-in.
1 FEMALE to work in DVD Club. Apply in person to Movie Town DVD Club, 5 Alexander St., Kity-log. Police Station) Tel.22 - 5
KITCHEN staff,
experienced waitresses day shift. Handyman. Contact Eric - tel. 6434403. 223-1682 or contact 189 Barr Street. Kitty.
A Live-in (General) Domestic between the ages of 30 and 45 years. Applicant must be from out of Georgetown. 260-2989. 2604488.
TWO-WAITRESSES and one Cook between the ages of 18 and 35 yrs. Apply in person to 27 North Road, Lacytown.
DIESEL Mechanic to work n the Interior. Must have knowledge of Cat excavators, Perkins engine and Arc welding.Call # 225-2535 or ,26b6909.

LIVE CHICKENS TO BUY. TEL. 227-8863, 227-8893.
Persons to work in every industry construction, sales, domestic, accounting,
clerical, etc. Call for more information. Tel. 900-8258, 900-8259.
WATCHMAN, Labourers, Fitter/Machinist, 1 Accounts/ Stock Clerk. Apply in person to: Dalip Trading Ltd., 11 14 Broad St., Charlestown. Tel. 225-0239.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser. Must know to do manicure, pedicure, facial and hairstyles, etc. Also chairs to rent. Please contact. Tel. 223-5252 or 628-3415.
2 CONTRACT cars needed urgently. Serious enquiries only. Contact Pacesetters Taxi Service. Tel. 223-7909, 223-7910.
ONE 2-bedroom
apartment in quiet
neighbourhood in or around Georgetown. For rental to a decent working' female. Please call 610-0700.
BUYING all scrap metal, aluminium, copper, brass and scrap iron. Call 2662515, 266-2207. 266-2076, 266-2492 (Fax) Email:
EXPERIENCED 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.
ABLE-BODIED Handyman, preferably with woodworking experience in G.T. Apply with 2 references at Morgan's Furniture Store
- 167 Charlotte St., Lacytown, Mon. to Fri.
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.
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 Centre.
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.
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, 2254500, 226-3597.
Clerk of Works. Works Foreman, Project Accountant.
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Williams is top

favourite for today's

65km event

FORMER Caribbean road race champion, Marion Williams, will be the favourite to ride away again with the second 65 km event in West Demerara for the second consecutive week.
This meet is the annual series sponsored by R&R International, and the National Park leg will be staged next week Saturday, February 25, because the venue was used yesterday for the Children's Costume Parade.
After campaigning in Anguilla last year, Williams began the year with three stormy wins, even smashing the 35-lap record set by Jude Bently on August 14, 2004 in which he clocked one hour 19 minutes 37.50 seconds in a Rentokil-sponsored meet.
Last week Saturday, Williams recorded one hour 19 miutes 36.67 seconds, and like Bently two years ago, lapped the entire field on his way in establishing the record.
After that record performance, Williams rode away with the Mash 65km road race sponsored by the National Sports Commission in West Demerara, taking the title a second consecutive year, and in the process, slashing five minutes from the time-he finished last year.
His main challengers will be Bently, Warren McKay, Sherwin Osbourne, Darren Allen and Lear Nunes.
Alonzo Greaves who seemingly lost his prowess following his sojourn in the USA mid last year, will be the favourite for the junior prize.
Wheelers again start from the Demerara Harbour Bridge at 09:00 h, race to Bushy Park on the East Bank Essequibo and return to the Demerara Harbour Bridge for the finish.
The first six finishers will receive prizes, along with eight sprint prizes, while the top two juniors will also get prizes.
Cyclists are required to wear their dub jerseys or plain white jerseys.

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DSunset: February 8, 2005 Dear God,
The reason for daddy's sudden departure still eludes us. I suppose there is a time for everything under the sun Daddy's parting has left a void in our hearts that only you can fill. We know he would wish for us not to be burden with sorrow. His life has been full and savoured much, good time, family and friends, perhaps now is his time with You
There is nothing better for a man that to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after he departs this world. (Ecclesiastes 3:20)
God, please tell him for us that we love and miss him especially Teon. Regards.
The family, friends and associates of the late LEONARD ALEXIUS OBERMULLER.

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est series inIndianisrstill in they want to claw back some of such as Sony and ARY usual team. In loving memory of SIMON
ubt as the new rights- it." Digital, which is broad- A spokesman for Sky de- CARLTON NG-A-FOO, a/kaDICK
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Nimbus, who paid $612m (0352m) for rights to India's home matches until 2010, reportedly wants �5m from English TV and is in talks with Sky.
A BBC radio spokeswoman said: "We're still in negotiations with Nimbus."
BBC cricket producer Peter

negotiations as the first Test begins in Nagpur on March
Sky holds exclusive rights to all of England's home games after signing a new four-year deal in 2005, and has shown England's overseas Tests for over 10 years.
But it could face corn-

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The FIFA Executive Committee will now decide on a penalty for Warner at its March meeting and, according to its own statutes, could expel him from FIFA.
Warner said that he had only returned to Trinidad and Tobago late Thursday night after attending two FIFA meetings in Zurich - one with the Ethics and Fair Play Committee at which he said he was summoned on Wednesday 15, and the other, the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Thursday.





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tional coach Linden Johnson, played undefeated in a round robin competition.
He defeated Caleb Hinds (the eventual second place finisher) 14-12 and 11-2, while he got past Joshua SueHo 11-7, 11-7.
To win the second place Hinds won against Sue Ho 119 and 11-4.
In the nine and under-boys' division, Johnson defeated Albert Jessemy in the finals, three games to one 11-4, 11-13, 11-5 and 11-6.
In the girls' nine-and-under final, M. Khan defeated Deborah Sue-Ho three straight games 11-5, 11-6 and 11-7.
Stephon Patior finished as champion in the boys' 11-andunder age division after he defeated Joshua Cummings 11-8, 11-2, 8-11 and 11-4.
In the 13-and-under girls' final Connie Chung defeated her niece Saskeia Chung 11-9, 119 and 14-12.
While the under-13-boys' age division has reached as far as the quarter-final. That division will, however, continue tomorrow.
The 15 years-and-under girls' division has reached the quarter-final stage and will continue on Tuesday.
Whereas the 15 years-andunder boys' and 18 years- andunder boys' have reached the last-16 stage. A winner will not be known until Wednesday when those divisions continue.
Today, the competition serves off at 12:00 h with the C class open. At 14:00 h the B class open will be contested followed by the men's and women's singles from 16:00

of Pakistan.
If it lands the rights, Sky may also be forced to use pre-

confidentiality contracts signed during negotiations. (BBC Sport)

The wife, children, grandchildren and relatives of the late GEORGE ALEXANDER CUMBERBATCH a.k.a. BOY BLUE wish to express their gratitude and thanks to all those who have shown love and kindness in our time of bereavement. Special thanks to the Georgetown Mayor & City Council, the staff of the Canadian Society of International Health CSIH) Pastor Raphael Massiah, the Board and members of FirstAssembly of God Church (YUrban St.) and the Roraima Bikers Association To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose underthe heaven Atiretoebe bornandatime todie.

The wife, children and other relatives of the late
a MUNTAZALI wish to extend our profound gratitude to all those who attended the funeral, assisted, offered ' kind words of comfort, telephoned, sent cards or in
their own special way sympathised with them during their bereavement.
';Special thanks to the Government of Guyana, The
Grenadian Government, The Embassy of the United 1;1 States, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Corbin, .the PNC/R, CLOG, 'S Queenstown Jama Masjid, ARCC, FPA, GFC, PSC, GCCI, Lions Club of West Berbice, Dr. Max Hanoman
and staff of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
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A crown of righteousness, '
Which the Lord, the Righteous Judge Shallgive me at that day: And not tome only,
But unto all them also that love His appearing"
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The family of the late MRS.

SEMPLE, formerly of St. Magdalene Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice wishes to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who '.-.
sympathized with us during our recent loss. Thank you for your numerous cards, telephone calls, visits, floral tributes and all others expressions of sympathy. Your kind words and prayers have been most comforting.
Special Thanks to Drs. Anderson, Mitchell and Kumar, Nurses Reynolds, Wintz and Benjamin; friends Eleze Bailey, Portia, Julian and others. Sadly missed by her loving husband, children, son-in-law, daughtersin-law, grandchildren. sisters, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

SINGH: In sad and loving
memory of our beloved husband and father POORAN SINGH of Crane Village, West Coast Demerara, who departed this life
on February 18,1995.
We neveraskedformiracles But todayjust one would do
To see the door pushing open And see you walking through If we could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could come
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We would wish with all ourhearts For yesteryears and you There is a bridge of memories From here to heaven above That keeps you very close to us It's called the bridge of love If memories could build a stairway And remembrance makes a lane We'd walk the long road to rea ch you And bring you home again There is a link that death can't sever Loveandremembrancelastforever Will always be
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departed this life on February14, u 2005.
A wonderful person has gone to rest
Forallof us you didyourbest. We miss you and we always will Your place in our hearts no other can fill
He called you home to eternal rest
Sadly missed by his wife, children, grand children, and other relatives.

The wife and other
relatives of the late
VAN DOIMEN wish to extend sincere gratitude to all those who attended the funeral, offered d assistance, kind words of comfort, gifts, cards, telephoned, prayed or in their own special way sympathised with us. Special thanks to workers at \ the funeral home and Wismar Mortuary, Pastor Telford and the members of Faith Tabernacle and the Men on Line. Thanks to staff members of GT&T, Lands and ,Surveys, staff of Officers' Mess, Management and staff of GNNL, Dennis Jones and crewMr.Donald Pierre and crew.

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Albion, Port Mourant clash in

Balram Shane memorial final

By Vemen Walter

AFTER more than three months without cricket as a result of rain, cricket fans in the ancient county of Berbice will have a chance to see some action when Albion Community Centre and Port Mourant clash today in the annual Balram Shane Memorial cricket match at the Albion Community Centre ground.
The 50-over encounter which was originally set for

Sunday, December 4 last year, but had to be postponed because of the inclement weather, promises to be a keenly contested affair, although on paper Albion should be highly favoured to come out victorious.
This is the sixth straight year that Rose Hall Town businessman Deonarine Balram of Shane General Store is organising the match in memory of his father Balram Shane and the match is also being used as a fund-raising venture for both

Bell hits fighting 78 but England bowled out for 299

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) Ian Bell hit a fighting 78 for England who-were bowled out for 299 on the opening day of their three-day warmup against the Cricket Club of Iidia President's XI yesterday.
Bell's 186-ball effort included seven boundaries and a six but the 23-year-old right-hander threw his .i wicket away just as he was getting on top of the bowling.
Bell and Paul Collingwood (47 not out) shared a stand of 60 before he was stumped by Vinayak Samant, giving the charge to left-arm spinner Hitschu
Bachhani having hit him for a six the previous ball.

another innings in this warm-up game and another warm-up game to come as well. I think it was a pretty good day for us."
In the morning, opener Andrew Strauss hit 11 boundaries in his 77-ball 51 and put on 102 for the second wicket with skipper Michael Vaughan, who made 54.

the Albion and Port Mourant cricket clubs.
Having surrendered the trophy for the first time in 2005, Albion will be keen to regain supremacy, boasting a powerful lineup that includes some eight players who have represented Guyana at either the junior or the senior level.
Sewnarine Chattergoon and Narsingh Deonarine spearhead their batting which, also includes the likes of Ramnarine Chattergoon, Imran Khan, Shastri Persaud, Suraj Sahadeo and promising teenagers Ranga Lachigadu and Jonathan Foo.

Opener Chattergoon and fellow left-hander Deonarine have both been named in the West Indies A Team to take on the touring England A Team in the first of two Test matches, starting next Thursday in Antigua and will be eager to get some runs under their belts; for since the completion of the league stages of the Carib Beer Cricket Series two weeks ago, they have been without competitive cricket.
Like their batting, Albion, the national Baron Foods champions, also possess a strong bowling attack which, as usual,

S.A. selectors

keep faith in Smith

SOUTH Africa have announced their squads for the Twenty20 match and the one-day series against Australia
- and they also took the step of announcing yet another vote of confidence in captain Graeme Smith following a disappointing tour of Australia. In his last eight one-dayers and eight Tests, Smith has averaged just over 20 in both forms of the game.
"We wish to state that we have absolute confidence in Graeme Smith's leadership and batting abilities," Gerald Majola, the CEO of Cricket South Africa, said in a statement. "We believe that Graeme and the Proteas can turn the tables in South Africa."
It's the second time in two weeks that Majola has come out in support of the captain. On February 7, the day when the central contracts were announced, Majola insisted: "Cricket South Africa has the fullest confidence in Graeme Smith as captain of the Proteas."
To this end Vince van der Bijl, the board's manager, said that South Africa were going to adopt a more determined approach. "Both Graeme and Mickey (Arthur) are confident that the team effort will be more ruthless and that fielding errors have been eradicated."
Loots Bosman, Roger Telemachus and Neil McKenzie have all been selected in the Pro20 side, as part of the selectors' aim to rest and rotate players before next year's World Cup. The spinners Thadi Tshablala and Robin Peterson have also earned a call-up, with Peterson also making a return to the one-day squad.
AB de Villiers has earned a recall to both squads after he was dropped for the VB Series in order to rediscover his touch in the shortened version of the game at domestic level.
"No one doubts AB's talents," the chairman of selectors, Haroon Lorgat, said in a statement, "and the way he responded to our request to play in the domestic Pro20 games was outstanding."
Justin Kemp is in both
squads, but his participation will be subject to passing a medical. Andre Nel will also undergo a fitness test this week, but is hoping to play in the ODIs. But Jacques Kallis has been excluded from both squads as he continues to recover from an elbow injury.
Makhaya Ntini returns aftcr injury, which will be a fillip to a South African side who followed up a disappointing 2-0 Test defeat to Australia by winning just three of eight onel-day matches.
South Africa P'ro20
squad: Gr;acime Smith (caipt), Loot: Bosman, AB tie Vileliers. The selectors have backed I-lerschelle Gibbs, Andirew Itill, their captain Graerne Smith Justin Kemp, Ncil McKenZic. again. Mvlakhaya N tini. un OnltoE.g Rubin Petlrson. i ,er Tc.lmachus. Thandi [Tsiiabini. John van der ,al
O)ine day squad;: ;raemie Smithi (capt). Mark Boucher, AB de Villier:., Boota Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs. Andrew Hall,.ustin Kemp. Chi. v Langeveidt, Anildre Nei, Maikhaiya N h41 , i o J; v, ,. : ._h .n F . ,c .s v rn e

is expected to be based primarily on spin with off-spinners, Mangru, Deonarine and Romaine Chattergoon together with

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leg-spinner Davendra Bishoo and left-arm spinner Veersammy Permaul leading the way.
S e w n a r i n e Chattergoon's underrated leg-spin and the off-spin of Lachigadu can also be called upon should the need arise while medium pacers
Doodnauth Lalbeharry and Asraf Ghanny will take care of the pace department.
Port Mourant on the other hand, in the process of rebuilding will be depending heavily on former Guyana Under-19 batsmen Moshein Perkhan and Roopnarine Ramgobin to come good with the bat in the absence of Homchand Pooran and Zamal Khan - currently playing semiprofessional cricket in Trinidad and Tobago - if they are going challenge their opponents.
Apart from Perkhan and Rarngobin. Rajiv Ivan, who

his 63rd delivery. He .dded 42 for the fourth wicket with Kevin Pietersen
(26) and 47 for the fifth with Andrew Flintoff (20).
"It was quite nice to get out there and spend some ime at the crease against spinners who were actually able to get the ball to turn and bounce." Bell told reporters.
'A lot of the guys got out tIere and got some tiie and some runs under their belt early on in this tour and there's still

ENGLAND XI 1st innings A. Strauss b Waingankar 51 M. Prior b Verma 0
M. Vaughan c Samant b Waingankar 54
I. Bell stp. Samant b Bachani 78 K. Pietersen b Ansari 26
A. Flintoff c Induikar b Redkar 20 P. Collingwood not out 47 G. Jones c Muzumdar Wp~inank a
i Blacikwel c K.kIi0eja n bachani I

Opener Marcus Trescothick and paceman Liamn Plunkett missed England's first day of their tour opener due to illness.
Bell was England's top rungetter in the Test series on the tour of Pakistan late last year with 313 runs, including a hundredTI and two fifties.
"I spent sonmec time at the crease early on in that series and I think that just gave me confidence foi the rest of the series," he said.

M. Hoggard b Abid Nabi 3
M Panesar run-out (Mota) 3
Extras: (lb-1, w-1, nb-13) 15 Total: (ail out, 89.3 overs) 299 Fall of wickets: 1-1 2-103,3- 114, 4156 5-203. 6-263.7-265. 8-272,9-280. Bowling: Verma 6-3-18-1 (nb-2. w-1). Abid Nabi 9-6-17-1. Mota 3-0-33-0. Waingankar 15-0-53-3 (nb-Il), Hazare 6-0-28-0. Kuikarni ! 0-3-21-0, E~,hzani 1.3-2-66-2. ,nsa-i 6--!, -. Ped ,iar! 6--i-48-1. I


created a storm in the 2005 Sir Garfield Sobers School's Under-19 tournament in Barbados, Dillon Samaroo, Sham Surendra, Rohan Tulsie and Poorandra Debdyal are all capable of making runs at this level.
Medium pacers Samaroo and Surendra lead their bowling with support coming from off-spinners Rajendra Latcha, Rajendra Bolo and Ramgobin.
Play starts at 09:30 h. Coloured clothing will be worn while balls and black sight screens will be used.
The two clubs will share all
funds generated from the game.
Teams: Port MourantRajiv Ivan (captain), Roopnarine Ramgobin, Rohan Tulsic, Gobin Narine, Rajendra Bolo, Rajendra Latcha, Dillon Samaroo, Sham Surendra, Yougendra Permaul, Yudendra Harrinarine, Rudranauth Lutchman, Moonsammy Veerasammy and Poorandra Debdyal. Moonsammy
Kalimootoo is the manager.
Albion - Orvin Mangru (captain), Sewnarine
Chattergoon, Ramnarine Chattergoon, Narsingh Deonarine, Ranga Lachigadu, Imran Khan, Suraj Sahadeo, Jonathan Foo, Shastri Persaud, Asraf Ghanny, Veerasammy Permaul,
Davendra Bishoo, Doodnauth Lalbeharry and Karamchand Shivdyal. The manager is Dhanpaul Sahadeo.
Mahendra Singh and Goodnarine Ramdeo are the umpires.

Inzamam to keep

captaincy job

for rest of 2006

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Inzamam-ul-Haq will remain as Pakistan captain for the rest of the year, even though his side have lost the current home one-day series to India.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided yesterday Inzamam and vice-captain Younis Khan would stay in place for the tours to Sri Lanka and England, the ICC Champions Trophy and the home series against West Indies in December.
Inzarnam was given a one-year extension as skipper last April, taking him through to the end of the India series, which concludes today with the final one- dayer in Karachi. India lead the series 3-1. V f
Under his captaincy, Pakistan have , .
drawn Test s-eries in In- ~ dia and WVest Indies. ' They ha: beaten England a d India at
1nzinne, 35. wVlho
hfa appcm:d in 107 Tests and 355 one-day intcrnationals has been c s: nince Novcember 2003.
PCb inrman Shaharyar Khain said in a titilenl theIC decision 1 been made to ensure stability and continuity in the ieaIim.

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* , announced that Pakistan wanted to recruit
iuigiin eoacbc 'l de sciinJ: team uranI ',sc'e

His dismissal sa t
sparked a collapse with the remaining four wick- 1
ets falling for just 36 J .
Coming in at the
fall of the second lan Bell plays a shot during a threewicket, Bell got off to day warm-up match against the a subdued start, strik- Cricket Club of India President's XI ing the first of his in Mumbai, yesterday. (REUTERS/ seven boundaries from Punit Paranjpe).

SUNDAY CHRONICLEE , February .9,.2.Q. Z9

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Guyana has lost a

good and faithful son

. Tribute by Cosmo Hamilton

FLAGS will not be flown at half mast this week On public buildings in Georgetown, and needless to say there will not be any designated official period of mourning for Desmond 'Watto' Watkins who passed peacefully from time to eternity last Thursday, February 9.
But he was a tangible icon who meant so much to so many yet he never sought headlines or craved the spotlight. He was not a national hero yet he was internationally known in the cricketing fraternity.
'Watto', as he was called, was a fixture at the Georgetown Cricket Club as a dressing room attendant, net practice bowler, and mentor for much of his life.
He was a proud Guyanese, quite simply a decent man of modest means, well-liked and respected by all those whose lives he touched. And despite the absence of all of the trappings of national honour, his family, his friends, and colleagues ensured that he made a dignified exit.
Among his multitude of friends of international acclaim is former West Indies captain, now ICC referee Clive Lloyd, who considers him more or less a member of his family. On visits to Guyana however brief, Lloyd would contact Watkins tc be apprised of his health and well-being.
Speaking from his home in Manchester, England, Lloyd lamented Watto's passing as a great personal loss and wished he could have attended his funeral. Lloyd left for Sydney. Australia, on February 14, where he attended a memorial for the late Australian media mogul Kerry Packer on Friday, and then travelled to Bangladesh on official ICC business.
The legendary left-hander recalled fondly Watkins bowling to him at net practice as far back as the early 60s at DCC as well as Bourda, and if the ball was hit only fractionally in the air, Watto would claim that he was having difficulty reading his delivery, and that he would have been out caught.
Lloyd would then remind Watkins that according to the rules of the game of cricket he was only allowed nine fieldsmen, and that they would
have had to be blessed
.with Herculean athletics
. . skills to make such
Over the years
95 Watkins had bowled to great batsmen from all of
the visiting West Indies
touring teams since the
? late 50s. including Sir Garfield Sobers, Rohan
Kanhai. and the 3 Ws
in fact he has claimed to
have clean-bowled Sir
Worrell with a googly.
DESMOND'WATTO' WATKINS And it is apposite to mention that all of' the
past players, including Greenidge, Haynes, Richards and Hooper. as well as many of the present players like Chanderpaul. Sarwan and King, speak affectionately and re.pectfully abouII Desmond Walkins.
In 1979 Watto made what was his first and perhaps his only trip abroad when he was given an all-expenses paid vacation to Barbados by then West Indies captain to attend the Australia/West Indies Super Test at Kensington Oval. As I recall. Watkins travelled then in the company of Sylvia Lloyd, late mother of Clive Lloyd. and Marjorie Gibbs, late mother olf former West Indies off-spinner Lance Gibbs.
He thoroughly enjoyed the trip and even worked the players' dressing room at Kensington as though it were his own at Bourda. He w as just that kind of man.
To manly of us ,iWatto was our link to the past vhenl one of the simple pleasiires of life was to linger outside of lhe Bourd;i ground after a big machl with such characters as the latc .lack Waterloo. and 'Cowboy. and Bow Tie. and Morgan analysing Ith, da s play with incisive commentary until wel! into the night. This good-natured man took us back to a time when taking drugs meant simply swalloVing a couple of Whizz. or an injection of penicillin. or an antibiotic.
He made us rcineinber a imene when it was safe io drive a taxi to earn an honest living.
Watto would be sorely missed iot biv those whom he raced w ith his presence each day. but by n man of us \\h \isited froi abroad periodically. No loner will we he greetedd it lBourda bv his varll embracnhliie and constant "gaaf. his know ledge of the elmC, his cogcint assessment oif the local talent. aind his colirfuil I stories. And whlien the world comes to visit in 2007 Wattlo xwouhld notl b there to greet them - except perhaps ill spirit.
VNery quCIiietl Gull ana has lost good aindl faithful son and \ ha all list a g od friend.
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ICC U-19 World Cup was a

learning experience -- Johnson

By Ravendra Madholall

WEST INDIES Under-19 skipper Leon Johnson said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) Youth World Cup in Sri Lanka was a learning experience for him and the rest of the team.
The team returned home on Friday night after losing to India at the quarter-final stage.
Eighteen-year-old Johnson told Chronicle Sport that his team was very committed and he believed that the players have shown significant improvement.
"The guys really played hard cricket. They were very dedicated and committed to the game but we were very disappointed in not reaching the final. Credit must go to the India team, though, who had played the better cricket," Johnson said.
The left-hander who scored a solid 117 not out against Pakistan in their third warm-up match prior to the prestigious event said that his coach Roddy Estwick,

manager Jimmy Adams and physiotherapist Phyllis Burnette had done a good job with the team.
"Jimmy was very inspira-

West Indies Under-19 captain Leon Johnson
tional and he imparted his knowledge well and was very cooperative while coach Estwick was also instrumental along with Burnette in all areas," Johnson revealed.

Asked why he had not done much bowling in the entire tournament Johnson stated: "The bowlers were up to the standard and I felt that I wasn't needed, so I decided not to bowl in the matches."
Johnson said that his deputy, Trinidadian Jason Mohammed, was very cooperative in terms of getting the task done and was always encouraging the players to keep going.
The Windies captain also pinpointed his compatriot Gajanand Singh along with Williams Perkins, left-arm wristspinner Rishi Bachan and Shamarh Brooks for excelling in their respective areas.
The Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) all-rounder has made his intentions clear that he will be eyeing a spot in the national team which has qualified for the regional Carib Beer four-day tournament.
"My club (GCC) has reached the semi-final stage in the Guyflag Demerara first-division cricket competition and I would like to score heavily to gain a spot in the Guyana team

for the semi-final encounter against Barbados in April," Johnson declared.
Johnson also mentioned that the players were given the


opportunity to watch the first day of the final Test match between hosts Pakistan and India.
The Caribbean team played five warm-up matches against Pakistan's Under-19 where they won only two.
Further warm-up games against New Zealand and Sri Lanka (one each) saw them record consecutive victories.

ZIMBABWE have dropped controversial plans to reduce the forthcoming one-day series against Kenya from five to three matches after the board was condemned by the ICC for its action over this and the proposed tri-nation series in Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe had agreed to play Kenya in five ODIs. but last week this was reduced to three matches without explanation, and without the Kenyans even being consulted or notified. On Thursday, a source inside Zimbabwe Cricket said that Kenya would be given Can ultimatum - accept the revisions or the tour would be cancelled. He added that this decision had come from Ozias Bvute, the board's managing director, although this cannot be confirmed.
But it is understood that Brute. who was in Dubai for an executive meeting. was i\ven a tough time over Ziibahbwe's conduct and its complete Ifailure to keep olher boaCirds advised of the situation. Earlier this iionth. ZC wrote to the ICC confirning the five matches and asking for ICC officials to be provided. so officials ill Dubai w\\ere surprised at the about turn.
Bvute is reported to have claimed that the change was because ZC could not provide TV coverage for third-unmpire decisions for five games. However, under ICC regulations, TV replays are not needed for ODis where a Full Member plays an Associate, as is the case here.
Insiders blie\c Iha Zimlibab\\c are dfceplN iorrined thiat Kcivl a migli t \\xin the series aid o le apfrog them in tile (' ICC ODI
*t Rankings, tlhus depriving the oll of
place intihe lucrahliCCCl halipioni Toph pla-oN iffs. ZC ar 1.mooulnlt~lrcd to be ill deep financial trOublC, So uIch so that 13\Wlite i tliouliht to have iade an unsuccesful bid to get tile ICC cxcuti\c to ad\ancce his board iioillCV dlie f'lolm niiest \\C
\Vorld Cup.
OZIAS BVUTE Kenia arrive in Zimllbal) e
on Thursday and w ill play two matches in BulaxaNo and three in Harare. They hae been training hard under their ne\\ coach. Rogerl Harper. and d(o Inot lack ill experience. Zilllbxbw' c, hlooiever. haxe onl been t.gcther li o x etks since thend Oft ihe plhteir strike and conrainl l '-o xiflm an 'ca ii t er iatiiou cli, q)osure. Ili e N
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have to win to prove they have arrested the slide.
The two met last October when Kenya toured and played a side labelled Zimbabwe A, but one which contained most of their best players, such as Tatenda Taibu and Heath Streak. Kenya won 3-0. Since then. the player drain inside Zimbabwe has continued apace. (Cricinfo)


. Board forced to revert to original five matches

Zimbabwe about turn on Kenya series

By Steven Price in Harare who suspended themselves from Test cricket last month, simlll



SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006

SP+ RTCHRON CL Nepal snatch Plate

final in thriller

By Andrew McGlashan

NEPAL pulled off a thrilling one-wicket win in the ICCU/ 19 Plate final against New Zealand, with two balls to spare after they appeared to be dead and buried at 75 for 6. Basant Regmi was the hero with an incredible allround performance, hitting a sparkling 66 off 74 balls to follow his 3 for 41.
Scores: Nepal 205 for 9 (Regmi 66) beat New Zealand 204 (Astle 66, Regmi 3for 41) by one wicket.
However, he wasn't alone in the amazing finish as Ratan Rauniyar showed his batting prowess after Nepal had started the final ten overs needing 70 to win. When Rauniyar carved the winning boundary backward of square it sparked scenes of wild celebrations as all of the Nepal players and staff sprinted on to the field.
They had reached the Plate final in 2002 but lost to Zim-

babwe; this time they pulled it off . and in amazing circumstances. Shock results have been like London buses in this tournament: it may have taken 38 matches for the first - when Nepal downed South Africa but then another came along almost straight away.
Roy Dias, Nepal's Sri Lankan coach, could hardly contain his joy: "After the 2002 final it is just great that we have got across the line for the players and the country. People will celebrate a lot because it is very important for Nepal. We have beaten two Test-playing nations and that's a great achievement for the youngsters as they can now believe in themselves."
Dias added that he never thought the target was out of reach: "I knew we had batsmen lower down the order and we just needed a partnership. Even with one wicket left we only need a run-a-ball plus the odd

Net Rockers

Inter-ward football starts today

DEFENDING champions Amelia's/Kara Kara combined will open their defence of the Net Rockers annual interward football championship tonight against Mines/West Watooka/Canvas City at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground as part of a double-header feature.
The opening game at 18:00 h game is between Amelia's Ward/Kara Kara who meet Mines/West Watooka/Canvas City combined with the other game at 20:00h bringing together Wisroc/Block 22 against the Half Mile/One Mile unit.
Tournament organiser Marion Washington told Chronicle Sport that Ansa McAl Trading is the main sponsor and the winning prize is $80 000 and a trophy, the second player gets $50 000 and third $20 000. The tournament which began in 1989 was won by Central Mackenzie. Between 1997and 2004 the competition was not staged but last year Amelia's Ward won the tournament.
Washington said several new players are likely to be showcased in the tournament which will allow for new faces in the various communities to be part of the tournament which has attracted some eight ward teams.
The other teams are Christianburg/Blueberry Hill who take on Silvercity/Valley in the first game next Friday at 18:00 h and Central Mackenzie who match skills with Scheme/Silvertown/Buck combined at 20:00 hi to complete the double header. (Joe Chapman)

Women's teams invited to

DCB annual general meeting

THE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 29, formally accepted the responsibility for Women's cricket to be integrated into the mainstream of Guyana's cricket as mandated by the ICC through the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
In this eiCgLard h l)teD c iar Cricket Boird )(3 i) tit c.\as Technical Consultant sith specilic respon>ibilitics to ciorclinate all activitie, relhii Ve t) e omens Cicke in Demierat.
TIhe board is therefore insvting all clubs with existing a id expectant women's teams to attend its AGM tonmorrow at the GNIC Sports Club 'oolford Aenue. Tl'homas Lands from 17:00 h.

The captain, Kanishka Chaugai was equally thrilled: "It's a big achievement for me because, for a lot of this side, it is the last time we will play Under-19 cricket and to take home some silverware from the Plate is amazing."
Chasing targets has been Nepal's problem in this tournament and they again appeared to be caving in under the pressure. After a promising opening stand of 36, wickets tumbled at regular intervals as the Kiwis tightened the noose. But Nepal hadn't got to this stage of the tournament without having some real fight - and now

showing as the final overs came into view.
With four overs to go they needed 34; by the last it was down to nine. The Kiwis were rattled, so much so that they conceded a no-ball in the final over because they didn't have four fielders inside the circle. That was the moment they finally cracked - with the next ball Nepal secured an astonishing victory.
All the New Zealanders could do was stand with hands on hips. They certainly hadn't been at their best in this match, but this was a bitter pill to swallow.
Their batting had scraped to 204 thanks to Todd Astle's 66 then the bowlers, especially

Ratan Rauniyar and Raj Shrestha embrace after Nepal's one-wicket win, against New Zealand in the Under-19 World Cup Plate Final.

they showed it in grand style.
Firstly, Regit in partnership with PireCIn Chaudhary begain to fray someic nerves in the New Zealand camp. Still. though, it was hard to hink that Nepal could turn the gamIe on its head, especially when ChaudMhary and Sashi Kesari. the Supersub. fell in quick succession to leave themici floundering at 148 Ifor 8.
Regmni, lihowever, refused to give in and encouraged Rauniyar to hanl i thlictre

all they could to separate tihe pair. but slowly the pressure hegan to t'll. Fielders started letting boundaries through their legs and the tension was

Hamish Bennett. performed their roles with aplomb for at least 35 overs. However, they have learnt - and in the harshest possible way - that there is ne vera time to relax.
Colin Munro had seemingly settled any early nerves in the field with two early wickets as Nepal began their chase, and smine useful spin buoswling meant Ne\ Zealand had one hand on the Plate.
However, it was only the loosest of grips and the trophy was snatched from their

have been one of the stars in this World Cup. If todaN's Super League final lives up to this it will be sonice match. (Cricinifo)


verpool beat

Man Utd in FA Cup,

Newcastle win
LONDON, England (Reuters) - Liverpool ended their 85year Manchester United jinx when a first-half Peter Crouch header gave them a deserved 1-0 win in the FA Cup football fifth round at Anfield yesterday.
They will be joined in the quarter-finals by Newcastle United, who beat second division Southampton 1-0 with a goal by Kieron Dyer in his first start since August, following his recovery from a mystery illness.
Third division Brentford, who beat Sunderland in the last round, went out after a 3-1 defeat at Charlton Athletic while Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United drew 0-0 in a turgid all-Premier clash at the Reebok Stadium.
Liverpool had not beaten United in nine FA Cup ties spanning 85 years, including the 1996 and 1977 finals, but were always in command of a shot-shy lunchtime kick-off.
United, record 11-time winners of the Cup and runners-up last season, were desperately disappointing despite fielding an attacking side and Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina was not forced to make a worthwhile save on his return from suspension.
Although Liverpool face Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday, coach Raphael Benitez also put out a full-strength side who took control of
midfield from the start.

The goal came in the
19th minute when a deep
Steve Finnan cross
reached' an unmarked
Crouch Whose excellent
header went in off both. '->. posts.
United failed to make
any impression in the first 'g
half and were only margin- 4
ally inore involved in the
second despite the addition of halftime substi- PETER CROUCH
tutes Louis Saha and Alan
Smith after 77 minutes.
Their first serious shot on goal did not arrive until the 80th minute when Ryan Giggs drove a right-footer over the bar.
Last month United grabbed a last-minute 1-0 league win at Old Trafford and they had also scored two late goals to snatch a 2-1 win in the teams' last FA Cup meeting in United's 1999 treble year.
This time, even with seven minutes of added time, there was to be no comeback.
That extra time was a result of lengthy treatment for Smith. who landed in agony after trying to block a John Arne Riise shot late in normal time and suffered a broken leg and dislocated ankle.
"It's a really bad one and it's going to be very long term it is one of the worst I have seen." United manager Alex Ferguson told MUTV.
FerOuson also claimed that Liveripool had played ifor "oly five minutess. felt his side had dominated the second half and said the luck had been against them.
Match-winner Crouch said of his coal: "Liverpool against Man United is probably the biggest fixture in English football and so to get the winner is something special.
"We were heartbroken to lose in the last minute at Old Trafford in the league and so this makes up for that and I thought we deserved it overall," hlie told the Liverpool website.
Newcastle, who sacked manager Graemne Souness two weeks ago, kept their season alive by reaching the last eight for the sixth time in 10 ears.
They dominated the first half but Sothamplon' I xcar old Polish goalkeeper 3artosz BialkoskKi \as equal to th'il eff orts. saying parlticularly swell ronl Shola Amcohbi and lhn aided by the post shen lean -Alain u3molinillg heat hliii t a co rner
S I co uld d litle i i ou thi1c an()l in ll e ( dn illlt . h .

iThe four remaining fifth round gmaies w ill be p la'ed today, including Chelsea at hoie to third division ('olchester Inited( and an all-lPreiier clash etieen Astonii \ illa and Manchester C('its.
The draw for thle qtuarter-finals takes place tomI(iiorri'oA.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006

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Zealand, (CMC) - New Zealand's greater depth and variety proved too much for the West Indies in the opening fixture of the five-match One-Day International series as the hosts completed an 81run victory under the lights of the Westpac Stadium last night.
Replying to the Black Caps' formidable total of 288 for nine, the Caribbean side threatened briefly to challenge that target before subsiding to 207 all out in the 48th over.
The teams now travel to the popular tourist area of Queenstown for the second match on Wednesday with the West Indies still likely to be without the services of allrounder Dwayne Bravo, who has not taken the field since injuring his side during the Twenty20 match in Auckland on Thursday:.
Opening bowlers Shane Bond and James Franklin had accounted for Chris Gayle (6) and Runako Morton (first-ball duck) respectively within the first five overs of the chase to

A NEW effort to revive the celluloid game is being made with the staging of the Linden Mashramani table tennis championship for table tennis players in the mining town.
All categories of play in-i cluding the Under- 13. Unide'- 15. Under-17. Open categories for male and female play ers are beuigcakucdti . . .

put the visitors on the back foot at 14 for two.
Daren Ganga and
Ramnaresh Sarwan then revived the innings in an 88-run thirdwicket stand. but with the required run-rate increasing all the time and the New Zealanders retaining their discipline, it was the West Indies who caved in under the increasing pressure.
Ganga, who struck seven fours in getting to 54 and generally played with quiet assur-' ance alongside the fluent Sarwan, drove too early at a Scott Styris delivery in the 22nd over and gave a simple catch to Nathan Astle at extra-cover.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul made his intentions clear on his arrival, however the combination of his exaggerated squareon batting stance and the spin extracted by 'super sub' Jeetan Patel produced one of the more embarrassing dismissals for the experienced left-hander.
Attempting to play a delivery pitched outside his legstump from the off-spinner, Chanderpaul got himself into so much of a tangle that the ball spun past his bat, went through

Coordinator of the tournament on behalf of the Linden Table-Tennis Association is coach Raynor 'Copter' Andersoil.
The competition gets started at 12:00 at th le Watooka Club. which has not staged a tournament lor several years and Anderson is grateful to the nae geecnt ort allowing
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his legs and clipped his offstump to send him back to the pavilion with
his head bowed for 18.
W a v e I Il Hinds followed five runs later, swinging a short ball from Daniel Vettori to Franklin on the midwicket boundary and left his side tottering at 142 for five.
The experienced left-armn orthodox spinner - who finished with the fine figures of two for 29 off ten overs - enjoyed a generous slice of luck in dislodging Sarwan, whose 16th ODI half-century was compiled through compact drives and nudges, with only three boundaries

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Ramnaresh Sarwan carts the ball over the in-fi in his top score of 56 for West Indies against N Zealand in the first ODI in Wellington. (Yahoo Spc

decorating the
innings of 56.
Mis-stumped the over before, Sarwan lunged at Vettori once too often and umpire Tony Hill erroneotisly adjudged that the batsman had edged the delivery that rebounded off wicketkeeper Brendon
McCullum's gloves for substitute fielder Lou Vincent to take the catch diving forward at backward-point.
Dwayne Smith swatted three sixes over midwicket to keep his teammates expecting a miracle, but with Denesh Ramdin and Rawl Lewis departing before him, the hard-hitting right-hander holed out to longoff off seamer Michael Mason for 38 off 25 balls.
The last pair delayed the inevitable for a few overs before Fidel Edwards lost patience and swung at Patel for Franklin to take tihe catch and seal victory running in off the long-off boundary. Al opening stand of 136 between Astle and Jaamie How - a new wicket record for New Zealand in ODI's against the West Indies -gave the home team an ideal foundation after they had won the toss and chosell to bat.

Mashraniani toulnailent.
ThIie return to competitive table tennis will be welcomed also and several tropllies aCre at stake.
Organiser Anderson said it is open to all players. Even those who are unable to secure a racquet are encouraged to turn up) as racquets will be provided for play in lltile col1. , jl

However despite Astle's top score of 90, and 66 from How, only skipper Stephen Fleming
(55) managed to maintain the momentum and when he fell in the 40th over at 224 for two, the Black Caps could only add 64 more runs in losing seven wickets over the final ten overs.
Gayle showed his worth with the ball in taking two for 42, while Smith played a significant all-round role, claiming two for 50, pouching a catch on the boundary and executing a runout in the penultimate over with an electrifying piece of fielding that typified the resurgent West Indies effort.
This effort came when it seemed like the home team would have comfortably romped past their best-ever total against the Caribbean 'side of 302 for six in Christchurch six years ago.
Fleming was delighted to see his openers justify the decision to bat first iii ideal conditions. Edwards impressed with fearsome pace but could not establish consistency in line and length, finishing with the expensive figures of one for 65 off ten overs.
He created a stir however with his pace and left an impression on Fleming, a searing bouncer from the Barbadian pacer crashing into the tall left-hander's helmet during the course of his innings.
There was none of that drama in tile afternoon sunshine as Astlec andi How set about their work with a minimum ofl fuss. The pair kept the scoreboard ticking over at a healthy rate, lo\w being the first to the half-centurV mark ol'ff 75 balls allough the experienced Asle reached lhe lanirk olfT

Gayle eventually made ing faced 106 balls and struck
thle breakthrough, yorking just seven fours.
How in the 24th over. From then oil, thle runs dried
Fleming started busily up in the midst of a regular proand the scoring rate in- cession of batsmen to and from
creased in an 88-run sec- the wicket.
ond-wicket stand between McCu llum was caught at
the senior players, the the wicket off Lewis, Peter New Zealand captain Fulton swung Gayle into crashing the only six of the Smith's safe hands and when innings in reaching the half- Franklin miscued a heave off century mark off just 43 Bradshaw to give the left-arnmer balls, his only wicket, the Black Caps
That six was hoisted had lost three wickets for 19
off leg-spinning all- runs at a critical stage of their
rounder Lewis, who had innings.
the distinction of becoming Styris restored some impethe first 'super-sub' ever tus with 36 at l.,etter than a runto be used by the West a-ball until he was trapped palIndies as hlie replaced pably lbw by Edwards in the Jerome Taylor, the young same over in which he had Jamaican fast bowler's five freakishly edged three consecuovers costing 34 runs. live deliveries past his legS The crowd was expect-' stump.
ing to enjoy a real run-glut Smith's 60-metre pinpoint in the final ten overs but return to Ramdin had removed when Smith's clever change Hamish Marshall in the 49th of pace prompted Fleming over, .and when the
to push a simple catch to wicketkeeper's underarm return his West Indian counterpart to the stumps of the last ball of' Chanderpaul at extra-cover, the innings accounted fo.
the tourists found a new Vettori, the West Indies could leaseoflife. have felt well satisfied with
Astle, within sight of a their late effort in the field.
16th ODI hundred and Their batting, however,
only the second by a New left a lot to be desired in the eld Zealander against the West second half of the match. Not ' lew Indies, became Smith's for the first time, consistency
ort). second victim ten runs remains an elusive quality in
short of the landmark. hay- the West Indies team.

NEW ZEALAND (50 overs maxi- Overs: 50 mum) WEST INDIES (target:
J. How b Gayle 66 289 runs from 50 overs)
N. Astle c Bradshaw C. Gayle c Vettori b Bond 6
b DR. Smith 90 D. Ganga cAstleb Styris 54
S. Fleming c Chanderpaul R. Morton b Franklin . 0
b D.R. Smith 55 R. Sarwan c (sub.) Vincent
S.StyrislbwbEdwards 36 bVettori 56
B. McCullum c wkpr S. Chanderpaul b Patel 18
Ramdin b Lewis 2 W. Hinds c Franklin b Vettori 3
P. Fulton c D.R. Smith b Gayle 7 D. Smith c Patelb Mason 38 J. Franklin c Lewis b Bradshaw 2 D. Ramdin ric Styris b Mason 5 H. Marshall run-out (Smith) 7 R. Lewis run-out 5
D. Vettori run-out (Ramdin) 0 I. Bradshaw not out 10 S. Bond not out 0 F. Edwards c Franklin b Patel 3
Extras: (b-4, lb-7, w-8, nb-4) - 23 Extras: (b-1, lb-li w-6, nb-1) 9 Total: (9 wkts) 288 Total: (allout) 207 ,
M. Mason did not bat. NB: Super Super Sub; R. Lewis (J.Taylor, Sub - J. Patel (P. Fulton, West Indies New Zealand innings, 31:overs). ! innings, 0.0 overs). Fall of wickets:1 -10, 2-14,I3-1i 02,4-.
Fall of wickets:1-136,2-224,3-234,4- 137, 5-142, 6-153, 7-184,, .8-191, 9240,5-255, 6-259,7-278,8-288,9-288. 191. Bowling: Edwards 10-0-65-1 (nb-2, Bowling: Franklin 7-1-32-1 (w-1), w-3), Bradshaw 10-0-53-i (w-2), Tay- Bond 9-1-41 -1 (w-2), Mason 9-0-36!or 5-0-34-0, D.R. Smith 10-0-50-2, 2 (nb-1, w-l), Styris 3-0-21-1 (w-1),'
Gayle 10-1-42-2 (nb-1), Lewis 5-0-33- Vettori 10-0-29-2, Patel 9.3-1-46-2.
1 (nb-1, w-1). Overs: 47.3


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He explained that on January 18, he wrote to the FIFA Gencral Secretary and asked him to refer the conduct of sale and distribution of FIFA World Cup tickets to the Ethics Committee "and or the FIFA Executive committee in an effort at total transparency" to determine whether he had breached any ethical actions.
"I do wish to reiterate that the above initiative was taken by me," Warner said.
Warner revealed FIFA's Ticketing and Accommodation official Enrique Byrom came to Trinidad on February 10 to conduct an audit into the sale of tickets for the World Cup 2006 Finals and left fully satisfied.
"The audit began the said night and was concluded in the wee hours of Sunday February 12. The officials left fully satisfied," Warner said.
He added that following the audit, Byrom "thanked the TTFF and us for the high level of transparency in the sale and distribution of tickets and for the cooperation given generally."
Warner, a special adviser to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation, became the centre of an investigation after it was revealed that his family-owned Simpaul Travel Services had a monopoly over the sale of World Cup tickets.
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CONFIDENCE TRICKS: Tired of being overlooked at work or bossed around b your friends? Find out how to give your assertiveness a boost.


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ONFIDENCE TRICKS: Tired of being
overlooked at work or bossed around by your friends? Find out how to give your assertiveness a boost.
Think of someone syou know who has a natural air of authority, who gets things done and is respected by everyone around them. That's an assertive person. They're someone who never needs to shout, threaten or cajole other people. You'll never catch them putting up with sloppy service in a restaurant or shop. or kicking themselves for saying yes to something when they really meant to say no. Let's face it, life doesn't always go the way we want it to, whether we're dealing with difficult people at work or returning damaged goods to a shop, we all have to stand up for ourselves from time to time, and make sure our voices are heard. And that's where assertiveness comes in.
Being assertive is a way of expressing your thoughts, feelings and beliefs in a direct, honest and appropriate way. Unfortunately, few of us find it easy. There are plenty of aggressive people around
- especially bosses - who may think they're being assertive but who are actually using bullying tactics. In contrast, some people are life's doormats, whose passive attitude is an indirect invitation for others to walk all over them.
To be assertive is to be neither a doormat nor a bully. Being assertive doesn't necessarily mean always getting your own way, but it does make other people listen to you. It's about both sides reaching a good outcome, or at least one they feel they can live with and have contributed to.


Do our quiz to find out if you simply say What youL want, or whether you're more of a bully.or:adoormat.,

1. A colleague spends all her time making personal calls on her mobile, which you find distracting and irtitatinL, You: a) Put up with it - you don't want to upiet her.
b) Tell her to sit somewhere else.
c) Leave a polite note on her desk, explaining'vhy you object and asking her to stop.

2 Your aunt, who can't drive, asks if you'll pick her up from a shopping centre on the other side of town. You: a) Agree e,'en though it's going todisrupt your plans for the day. Well,,she is family.
b) B) Tell her she must be joking - it's her problem that she can't drive.
c) Decline, telling her you have arrangements that can't be cancelled, and suggest she takes a taxi.

3. Your boss asks you to'work late for the third time this week You know that the deadline's important, but you've promised your partner you'll be home for dinner. You: a) Agree to stay late, and then spend the rest of the evening feeling resentful and guilty.
b) Tell your boss you've already done your fair share this week and it's time she asked someone else.
c) Explain that, you have other commitments and offer to come in early another day instead.

4. You've bought a pair of shoes and oneof the heels has fallen off after only a couple of weeks. You: a) Throw them away and buy a new pair - you're obviously heavy-footed.
b) Go back to the shop, accuse them.df selling you shoddy goods and demand your money back.
c) Explain to the shop assistant what has happened and tell them you would like your money back:

Mostly 'A's:
You like to please other people, but in doing so you may leave yourself open for others to take advantage of your good nature. Your attitude stems largely from a fear that you might be disliked if you disagree with someone. The trouble is you could become resentful if you ignore your own needs. Your self-esteem could suffer too, as people-pleasing sends your subconscious the message that you're not important. Concentrate on what you want for a change - it's not going to make you unpopular. In fact, people will respect you for it. Follow our simple techniques to get people to listen to you and take your point of view into account.

Mostly 'B's:
You're not put anybody, are you? Being confrontational may help'you get your own way, but it's probably making your life stressful. Forcing .people things ,your way may also make them resent you, so inthe long run you could find that you lose friends and that colleagiesai Work will turn against you. After all, nobody wants to be around someone who's threatening all the time. And it's bad for you to get so,worked up. Take a deep breath, relax, and consider cooperaion aid conipromise as an option.

Mostly 'C's:
You have a knack of getting, your point across without ruffling feathers, and you recognise that sensible compromise is not a sign of weakness. You want everyone to win, not just yourself, but you are strong enough to resist giving in just to keep the peace. You state your needs calmly 'and listen to others' views, having the selfassurance to recognise that you may not always be right. You're assertive in a quiet but effective way, and you reap the rewards people want to be around you and colleagues respect you.

Whether you're a bully or a doormat, don't worry - help is at hdtnd. With a bit of effort and patience, anyone can learn how to be assertive. Here are the basics you need.

Being assertive isn't about shouting the odds. It's about making your point in a friendly'but direct way. Smiling when you speak will make people more willing to listen. If you have an 'important meeting and know you'll need to be assertive, find a quie' space beforehand (eveti; the work toilet will do) and take several deep breaths. This will' help t 'steady your voice.

The mor'eicoiicsgyou are, the bigger the impact. Powerful, effective peoplekare awOys succinct. Sound as though you know .what you want and peoplt'will believe you. Make it a rule to listen more often than you:speak' when you're negotiating. Stay focused on the other person and make a real effort to concentrate on what they're saying, rather than ehe'rsing what you want to say next in your head.

ApolotgiSig, making excuses or giving unnecessary explanations will seind.mixed message to the person listening. Work out In advance e What you want to say, then state it as

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nates in different parts of the body. Orange represents assertiveness
From page II and works on the sacral chakra, which is situated just below the
navel. This is the centre of oir emotions and creativity and brings
clearly as possible. fry to avoid: I'm sorry to have to ask you everything back into balance. If it's not your colour, don't worry this' or 'I feel awful about this but.' and 'I wouldn't ask, er only.' Instead acknowledge the other person's viewpoint, for becauseyou don't have to wear orange all over just a splash of example saying 'I understand what you mean' or 'I hear you orange in a scarf, or a T-shirt if you are a man, will help. You should are angry' and go on to state your case pleasantly but without also include plenty of orange-coloured foods in your diet, such as apologising. carrots, nmango and orange lentils.
Place orange items around your home particularly in the south4. MAKE EYE CONTACT ern most point of your living room - it's a yang colour, so it goes
We're not talking threatening stares, but an inviting eye-to-eye best in the south of the property. And if your attempts to be asfocus. Looking down or away can be misread as embarrassment or sertive just end up as aggression, choose blues, indigos and purples boredom, and speaking over your shoulder or muttering while con- to clam your anger. Finding it impossible to stand up for yourself? centrating on something else will make the other person feel as Go for vibrant reds to give an added boost to your energy and mothough they don't matter. It may also give the impression you don't tivation. mean what you say.
5. BODY LANGUAGE Getting flustered or aggressive will often make you seem weak
Gesture with open hand movements, rather than a pointed fin- and may turn people against you, but staying calm will help you ger. Don't fold your arms, as this is a defensive body position. Keep feel and look in control. Practice deep relaxation for at least 45 minyour posture relaxed and make sure you're on the same level as the utes every week to help you stay calm and rational. This could other person. Standing over someone can appear menacing and ag- involve anything you choose, from yoga to meditation. gressive, while staying seated can seem arrogant. Stand facing them,
making sure your feet are pointing towards them - if your feet are JUST SAY NO turned away it can give the unconscious impression that you can't Going along with something when you'd rather not, can cause wait to escape. stress, headaches, shoulder tension and disturbed sleep. When somebody puts you on the spot, instead of worrying about saying no,
ACTION weigh up the implications of agreeing. It's usually only when you
put the phone down that you realise what you've let yourself in
So now you know the basics of being assertive, but it's not for. Buy yourself some time by saying you need to think about it always easy to put them into practice, especially if your self-es- and will get back to them. If you need to turn them down, don't teem is on the low side. You need to feel worthy of using the tech- confuse rejecting someone's request with rejecting them - people niques; otherwise it's going to be difficult for you to stick to them. will happily accept a polite, honest refusal, with no apologies or Try these tips for some assertiveness backup. explanations. For example, if someone asks you to come to lunch
or to an event, just simply say 'No thanks'. That should be enough TRAIN YOUR MIND - you don't need to account for yourself. Or try the assertive reChances are it's a lack of confidence that's stopping you tsal, acknowledging the reason for their request. For example, 'I being assertive now, whether it's turning you into a doormat know you want to discuss the office party, but I can't have lunch or making you overcompensate with aggressive behaviour. Hyp- with you today.' notherapy can help. Use it to tap into your unconscious mind
and make suggestions to boost your sense of self-worth. If you BE AUTHENTIC talk or think about what you don't want to happen - for ex- Don't act steely and tough if that's not you. People will realise
ample 'I don't want to mess up and embarrass myself" - the you're not being genuine. Celebrate your true self instead. You'll subconscious mind will pick up on "mess up" and "embarrass come across better and feel more confident. If you're shy, don't myself" and assume that is what you want. Instead, tell your- try to disguise it - you'll seem nervous and uptight. Ask a true self "I want to go into that job interview speaking clearly and friend to describe your personality. You might think of yourself as looking confident." too soft. but a friend will see you as sweet and sensitive. Appreciate those qualities rather than trying to change them. It's important THE FUTURE'S ORANGE to present yourself authentically, so if you're an earth mother type.
Don't just grab the first top out of the drawer. If you choose a shoulder padded power suit won't ring true. Of course, you need the right colour clothing it can have a maior effect on your to dress appropriately, but try to get a bit of your personal style assertiveness. Each colour has its own energy vibration and reso- in there, too.




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tumor risk


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Research suggests that prolonged exposure to loud noise increases the risk of acoustic neuroma, a benign tumour that grows in the nerve connecting the ear to the brain that is associated with hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and disequilibrium.
The only published study regarding noise and acoustic neuroma risk was limited by small size and its restriction to men only, Dr. Colin G. Edwards and colleagues note in their report, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology for February 15.
Edwards, from Ohio State University in Columbus, and colleagues at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm documented all patients diagnosed with acoustic neuroma between 1999 and 2002 in three geographic areas in Sweden. They interviewed 146 patients and 564 healthy control subjects regarding types and duration of loud noise exposure.
Exposure to loud noise, defined as that exceeding a level of 80 decibels, was associated with a marked increase in the odds of acoustic neuroma.
The categories associated with the highest risk were exposure to machines, power tools, and/or construction, and exposure to music, including employment in the music industry.
The authors observed that the risk associated with noise exposure was found in both men and women.
However, there was no risk associated with loud noise when hearing protection was used.
"The findings of an increased risk of acoustic neuroma with loud noise exposure support previous research," Edwards' group notes. They recommend additional research to validate self-reports of noise exposure and to examine the possibility of detection bias.


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Married nine
years ago and have two wonderful children. We were high school sweethearts who married after dating four years. About a year ago we fell into the swingers lifestyle.
This was a mutual decision we both enjoyed. However, problems started creeping into the relationship. in my opinion, she is addicted to chatting on the

Internet to people in the lifestyle. She uses the computer at least six hours a day, checking her e-mail, chatting, and showing herself on her webcam.
It upsets me she would rather chat than spend time with me after our kids go to bed. She thinks I'm being childish when I tell her how it makes me feel. Now to be fair, I'm no saint. I'm moody and have a temper. I've looked into anger management and keeping things under control.
One of the things I'm supposed to do is verbalise

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I love her with all ni but I'm not sure how Ion feel ignored. I do not w kids growing up in aI home, nor do I want t pick up on our relatii issues.

feel or Brad, you married too m I do soon. You both wanted to basically date after marriage, which being is what the decision to ie point swing is all about. Now one le time of you wants to continue to x, but date. The problem? You g and are not that one. Why can't movie, you tell her enough is kyheart,' enough? Why can't you ng I can throw the webcamn away? 'ant my Because she'll say, "I want hemkto a divorce." onshipt You are in the same position
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Parents can't hide Christmas presents from their kids, much less hide their own emotional turmoil. That is why infants cry when they sense their mother is upset. You are deceiving yourself if you think your children don't know about

your problems.
The reason to get married is you and your partner decide to close the circle. There will be no others. Once you break the circle, the marriage is over. The relationship is dating. As soon as your wife finds someone else, what is now fact in her behaviour will become fact in law.


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HOSE who are
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possession of their natural teeth should be intelligent enough to maintain their good fortune by having
prophylaxis (cleaning) done at least once every three months. Mind you, cleaning does not whiten teeth; all it does is to remove plaque, calculus and extraneous stains such as nicotine deposits.
If cleaning is not done, persons may suffer from periodontal (gum) disease despite regular and thorough brushing with flossing. These preventative measures cannot guarantee the absolute freedom from any dental affliction because direct vision and objective procedures are essential.
Scaling, root planing and curettage (scraping diseased gums) have been the basic procedures in the periodontal therapy long before periodontics was recognised as a specialty of dentists. Exactly, what are the indications, contradictions and expectations of these modalities of treatment?

The periodontal lesion consists of a pocket. The tooth aspect of this pocket is the dentin and cementum of the root. The soft tissue aspect is comprised of an epithelial lining and connective tissue. When observed under a microscope, the soft tissue displays a chronic inflammatory lesion.
Prophylaxis includes the removal of dental plaque, calculus and stains, thereby eliminating all the factors causing the inflammation. The supragingival (which is visible above the gum line) deposits are easily removed. Subgingival calculus requires the placing of the instruments below the gingival margin. Scalers are used on the crown of a root to scrape off the hard calculus (tartar) while curettes of an ultrasonic machine fit below the crest.
Root planing is the removal of calculus and "root roughness" from the surface of the tooth. The goal is to leave a smooth glasslike surface. This accomplishes the removal of necrotic cementum and dentin, bacterial products and endotoxins (poisons) in the decayed cementum. Curettage has a minimal effect on the fibrous or firm gingival pockets. However, in the case of spongy gums, the inner pocket lining is scraped away.

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The more bleeding that occurs in the process, the better the results. Deep, narrow pockets will not shrink and are difficult to scale due to the adjacent soft tissue walls which are firmly attached. Such areas are often seen in the upper anterior region.
The most desirable outcome to curettage, therefore, are regeneration and reattachment. Unfortunately, epithelial adaption does not create a stable result.
Healing of the pocket may occur in three different ways: regeneration, reattachment and epitheial adaption. Regeneration is the growth of new tissues. Young cells develop into specialised tissues. Regeneration is the formation of new periodontal ligament and new cementumn with the attachment of gingival epithelium to tooth Surface denuded of disease. Epithelial adaption is close apposition of gingival epithelium to the tooth surface. This is not firmly attached to the root surface. A probe (dental instrument) will not pass into the pocket, but breakdown can occur with the first insult from plaque and calculus.

Generally, there can never be complete recovery from moderate to severe periodontal disease. Once the alveolar bone is destroyed in the process of the ailment, naturally, there is inadequate support for the tooth and it now becomes shaky. Depending on the degree of looseness extraction may be the only solution.
In some severe cases, more than one cleaning sessions is required to achieve the desired result. It is obvious that on clinical level, scaling, root planing and curettage are interrelated and necessary for the healing of specific types of periodontal lesions.


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By Daniel Trotta

NEW YORK (Reuters) America's reputation as an English-only nation is fading, and not just because cartoon character Bart Simpson says "Ay, Caramba!" and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recycles his old movie line "Hatsta la vista, baby."
Across the United States more people are mixing Spanish into conversation, and American parents are fighting to place their kids in bilingual schools.
In Washington, parents used to camp out on the sidewalk for days to enroll their children in Oyster Elementary, the capital's only public bilingual school. After changing to a lottery for admission, it has a waiting list of 120 kids for each grade.
"We have children from poor families sitting next to congressmen's children. That's the beauty of the programme," said Marta Guzman, principal of the school, considered a model for teaching Americans Spanish and helping immigrants tearn English.
Now 11.5 per cent of the U.S. population, or more than 30 million people, speak Spanish at home, U.S. Census data show, and Hispanic immigrants are feeling at home in their adopted country.
"My mother doesn't know more than three words of English, but when she comes to visit she's happy," said Mexican-born Susana Johnston of Hoboken, New Jersey. "There are a lot of Latinos but also a lot of Americans who speak Spanish."

New Yorkers call their corner store a "bodega." Border towns know that a transnational factory is a " maquiladora." Small children learn from cartoon character Dora the Ex
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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 Guyana.

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology, lAST seeks applications from
suitably qualified candidates, for the position of

" Accountants " Architects " Auditors
*Legal Practitioners

*Medical Practitioners
*Veterinary Surgeons

The Institute is a scientific and technology transfer institute, whose mandate is specifically targeted at the creation, acquisition and implementation of technologies related to the economic development of Guyana's natural and human resources. The ideal candidate would possess an MSc. Or Ph.D in Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science or a related field, with a minimum of five years of experience in a senior scientific management capacity. However, persons who hold a BSc. with ten or more years of experience in a senior scientific management capacity would be equally considered.
The successful candidate would function in an administrative role at the institute, and be heavily involved in scie ntific project management. In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to be the liaison between the institute and our private and public sector sta keholders.
The lAST hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Amerindian persons.
Application closes on Monday February 20, 2006. Applications should be directed to:
The Director
Institute of Applied Science and Technology University Campus, Turkeyen
East Coast Demerara

The Tax Practice Certificate is valid for a period of one (1) calendar year. The fee which is due on ' January, 2006 must be paid on or before Tuesday, 28 Ih 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 allI tax returns due to the date of appli cation for the

*Pay all rel evanittaxes due and payable.

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

K. Sattaur
Commissioner- General Guyana RevenueAuthority

3/17/200C., 7 25PM

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Hoyte won libel action -but lost application for j'udgment execution

By George Barclay

IN 1972, Mr. Hugh Desmond Hoyte was granted judgment with costs against Liberation Press Limited and Post Papers Ltd., for libel committed against him by those bodies.
But he man who later became President of this country suffered a setback when his application to a judge in Chambers to compel nine directors of he Liberation Press Limited, to pay the judgment in accordance with Ehe law, was refused by the Court.
Mr. Hoyte was ordered to pay costs to the respondents.
The law under which Hoyte had approached the Court for the execution of the judgment was Section 18 (1) of the Publication and Newspapers Act, Chapter 21:0lwhich came into force in September, 1972, provides as follows:

"Where a person against whom a judgm-ent is recovered in a civil action for libel published in a book or newspaper is a body corporate, the judgment shall, subject to the provisions of subsections (2) and
(3), be enforceable jointly and severally against the body corporate and every person who was a director or an officer at the time of the publication."
At the hearing of the application, Sir Lionel Luckhoo, S. C. had appeared for Hoyte.
Mr. B. 0. Adams, S.C., Mr. Miles Fitzpatrick and Mr. Ashton Chase represented the defendants.
As gleaned from the judgment of trial judge, Mr. Maurice Churaman, in February, 1972, the plaintiff Hoyte commenced an action against the defendants, a body corporate, in which he alleged that he had been libeled by them in January of the same year.
He obtained judgment against them in October, 1973, and was awarded damages and

He subsequently sought an order from a judge in Chambers to issue execution against nine defendants personally, who are directors of the Liberation Press Limited, in accordance with section 18 of the Act.
The Judge held that the amendment to the Act- which transmitted judgment against a body corporate onto others whom the law has already regarded as distinct, separate and apart from the former - was a serious interference with a substantive right.
According to Justice Churaman: "It could hardly be denied that on the 23rd September, 1972, with the enactment of the Law Revision Act of 1972;(Act No. 4 of 1972), Parliament - for the first time in the history of our jurisprudence - lifted the corporate veil and exposed the directors of a corporate body in certain clearly defined circunmstances to personal liability for a judgment recovered


The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the I nter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP Ill 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 ''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 Firrr/Company must attach a copy of the 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 Fridays.

5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less than 2% of the bid sum. The
Bid Bond/Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour 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
1 4:00h on Thursday 24th February, 2006 at which time they will be opened in 'the
presence of the bidders/representatives.


from the corporate entity for the tort of libel. The relevant portion of the Act is now contained in section 18 of the Publication and Newspapers Act, Chapter 21:01 hereinafter referred to in this judgment as the 'Act'.
Justice Churaman added: "In January, 1972, the defendants herein libelled the plaintiff. The plaintiff commenced an action in February, 1972. Section 18 of the Act, passed by Parliament during the pendency of the plaintiff's action, received the Presidential assent on September 23rd, 1972.
"The matter was heard by Justice Kenneth George who on October 5th, 1973, entered j udgment for the plaintiff with costs.
"The judgment against the defendants herein remains unsatisfied, their assets appearing insufficient.
"The applicant/plaintiff by a Summons in Chambers now calls in aid section 18 of the Act seeking the leave of the Court to issue execution against nine named directors, hereafter called the respondents, of the first named defendant, they presumably comprising the directorate in January 1972 when the libel was published," Justice Churaman explained.
After referring to Section 18
(1) of the Act, the judge noted that execution for the enforcement of the judgment shall not issue against any such director or officer, save with the leave of the Court.
He explained that leave to issue such execution shall be granted if it appears to the court that the assets of the body corporate are insufficient to satisfy the judgment, unless the director or officer satisfies the Court that the libel was published

without his knowledge, and that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission thereof and to mitigate (by way of suitable public apology or otherwise) any damage or prejudiced caused or likely to be caused to the person libeled.
The judgment went on to say that Sir Lionel Luckhoo had contended that notwithstanding the fact that section 18 came into force in September 1972, on a true and proper interpretation of that section, Parliament clearly manifested an intention that it should embrace a libel published in January, 1972. In short, the wording of the section on a simple reading would include any judgment given after the 23rd September, 1972, even in respect of a libel published prior to that date.
Counsel for the respondents in a conjoint submission contended that the provisions of subsection (3) manifestly led to an inference that Parliament did not intend the section to apply to libels published prior to its enactment, but only libels subsequent thereto.
Some additional points were urged by Mr. Adams and Mr. Chase, but according to the judge, "I think it fair to say that the question whether or not the section is retrospective (in the sense with which that word has come to be used in the law of statute interpretation) formed the focal point of the arguments urged by counsel for the respondents and in view of the conclusions I have reached on'this point, it is necessary to express any opinion on any other point.
"It is therefore vital to examine the Act as a whole to determine whether or not section

18 applies only to libels published after 23rd September, 1972, or all libels whether before or after that date.
"The section does not expressly say whether or not it does, for it is trite law that where the words of a statute are precise and
unambiguous, then it is the function of the Court to give expression to it, regardless of its consequences. But the section is not free of ambiguity, for it is silent as to whether or not its provisions apply to libels prior its enactment."
After citing a number of legal authorities in support of his judgment, Justice Churaman noted, "In the matter at hand, publication was in January, 1972. Under the law as it then stood, a director was not burdened to exercise due diligence.
"In September, 1972, he is told to exercise all due diligence if he is to avoid liability. How could anyone in September, exercise to prevent something that has already occurred? The proposition only has to be so stated to reveal its manifest and basic absurdity."
"Then there is the further aspect of mitigation", Justice Churaman said and added, "that word has a juridical import in the law of defamation. Section 18 deals with defamation in the form of libels. To mitigate in the law of defamation is to manifest such contrite conduct, e.g. apology as would tend to lessen or reduce damages. The apology, to have meaning and realism, must be sufficiently

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Tenders are hereby invited for suitably qualified contractors to undertake and complete the following works for the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Peters Hall. East Bank Demerara:

Construction of Pontoons - DHB

Tender documents can be uplifted at the DHBC s Office. Peter's Hall. East Bank Demerara, followNing payment of a non-refundable sum of five thousand dollars ($5.000.00). Tenderers must provide valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Compliance Certificates. Failure to do so will result in the automatic disqualification of the Tender.

Tenders must be placed in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Construction of Pontoons DHB" on the top right-hand corner and deposited in the tender box. Ministry of Finance. Main & Urquhart Streets. GeorgetonmbN 09:00 hrs on Tuesday. February 28. 2006 Tenders wNIll be opened inunediately after on the said date mentioned at the said Ministry. Tenderers or their representative mnav be present at the opening of tenders. The National Board of Procurcmcnt and Tender Admrinistration does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

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By Daniel Flynn

MADRID (Reuters) - A gold seal emblazoned on the stone altar of a house in a wealthy Madrid neighbourhood reminds the young men of Opus Dei of their mission.
.The sign, a cross locked within a circle, was chosen by the Catholic group's founder, Saint Jose Maria Escriva, *to embody his vision of Christianity at the heart of the world.
'This cross is a reminder the founder exhorted us to emulate the first Christians, moving in the world and converting others with our faith," said Guillermo, one of around a dozen men living in the comfortable but unobtrusive residence.
Founded in Madrid in 1928 when Escriva was a 26-year-old priest, Opus Dei - Latin for 'God's Work' - is one of Catholicism's most dynamic and controversial groups.
It teaches ordinary Catholics to strive for saintliness through their work and has more than 84,000 members. Escriva was canonised in 2002 despite some opposition from liberal Catholics and the group continues to attract suspicion.
Critics accuse Opus of promoting right-wing beliefs and using aggressive recruiting methods. Some former members allege cult-like practices such as brainwashing and coercion.
Its notoriety soared with the 2003 bestseller 'The Da Vinci Code', in which U.S. author Dan Brown depicted it as a secretive society ruthlessly plotting to keep the church conservative.
"So many lies are told about Opus, even by ex-members who lost their way," said Reyes Carreno, a mother of five who runs nursery schools. "We are just ordinary Christians."
Like three-quarters of members, Carreno is a supernumerary, meaning she can marry and have children. She and her husband make donations to "the Work" but she laughs at the idea it is a sect saying members are free to do as they choose.
'There was a time when Opus was not so open . That may

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have given the impression of occultism, even though it never existed," said Carreno, 44. Opus became more accessible when Pope John Paul recognised its special status in 1982, she said.
The practice of corporal mortification, an attempt to imitate Christ's Passion, has aroused mistrust. Critics say Opus encourages flagellation and the use of the cilice - A belt tightened around the thigh with metal prongs pointing inwards which is used in some religious orders.
Members say the reality is much more normal: mortification can mean doing a job well when tired or doing a favour without seeking reward. Escriva sad the best mortification was a smile.
"I do not flagellate myself or put on a cilice. It would shock my wife," said teacher-Juan Manuel Saenz, 39, whose spouse is not an Opus member. "I have other types of mortification: praying while I feed my baby, for example.".

In increasingly secular Spain, many people view Opus with mistrust. Some point to the wealth and influence of members and the group's own assets, including a $42 million New York headquarters.
Opus founded Spain's most prestigious business school, IESE, and executives at some of the country's top companies are said to be sympathisers. Spain's third largest bank, Banco Popular, donated 21 million euros ($25.27 million) last year to charities linked to Opus.
Opus's Navarre University has been responsible for producing some of the country's highest achievers. Its respected journalism school claims to have produced more than half of the editors of Spain's national newspapers. The Vatican spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, is a prominent Opus member.
Opus has been accused of wielding political clout. During Francisco Franco's dictatorship, members formed the backbone of a "technocrat" cabinet from the late 1950s which dragged Spain from economic collapse - helping to prop up the faltering regime which



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subsequently survived to Franco's death in 1975.
More recently, a former defence minister during Spain's 19962004 conservative government said he was a member. Other figures in the Popular Party, which backed conservative social policy and a church role in education, were linked to the group.
"I defy anyone to prove Opus Dei has ever supported any government," said Opus spokesman Manuel Garrido. "Individual members are free to take part in politics, like any Catholic, but Opus does not take positions on social or political issues."
The smartly dressed Garrido is a "numerary." He lives in an Opus house near Madrid's business district, is celibate and donates much of his income to the group, his "family."
"God asked me to renounce human love and dedicate myself to him," said Garrido. "It is comfortable to have lukewarm beliefs but Opus wants us to show we're Catholic, helping others."
Some ex-members have attacked the group's methods. Maria del Carmen Tapia in her book 'Beyond the Threshold' depicts Escriva as authoritarian and accuses Opus of brainwashing young people.
While Opus Dei has often dismissed Tapia's criticisms as outdated and inaccurate, more recent former members still complain about the group's methods.
"When I wanted to leave they did not want me to go and tried to keep me. Eventually, they let me go," said a former member who joined Opus at the age of 19. He asked not to be identified.
Opus priest and theologian Jose Carlos Martin, in charge of promoting other members of Opus as possible candidates for sainthood, said liberty is essential.
"Nobody in Opus Dei is obliged to stay," he said. "If someone leaves Opus there is no trauma - they continue their working life. The only trauma could be that they have not been faithful to a call from God."

The Opus Dei school Tajamar was founded in 1958 at Escriva's request to tackle a lack of education in one of Madrid's poorest suburbs. It is an answer to critics who complain that Opus Dei ignores the poor in favor of recruiting among the elites.
"There is a lot of demagoguery with this issue. Opus does a lot of social work at its schools," said Garrido. "Opus is not an NGO, although it has many members who work in NGOs."
Starting from a cow shed amid tumble-down shacks, Tajamar has 1,500 male students from 3 to 18. Its manicured campus houses one of Madrid's best graphic design schools.
"Of course we try to instill the values of Opus Dei," said school director Alfonso Aguilo over lunch. "But we also have students who are Jehovah's Witnesses and Muslims. 'they can choose not to attend religion classes."
Mohammed Karirman, an Iranian whose father works in his country's embassy in Madrid, praised the teaching at Tajamar. "I have never been made to feel different because I am Muslim."
Escriva began Opus by recruiting university students and the group focuses on the educated when it starts in new countries.
"Where do you start in order to reach all social classes?" said Martin. "If an intellectual accepts God, that person is going to have a rapid influence in society."

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Architects o f i rstoric buildings

'B*Len- ra ndz Senior Letreartmet- cugA nvesiy fGuynfr h aina rs - Gyn

THIS, our final article on the early architects/ designers, looks at: Baron Harco Theodor Hora Siccama, who is credited with the design of the High Court (opened 1887) and John Bradshaw Sharples, designer/builder of some unique/iron work residences in Georgetown.

Born in the Hague, Netherlands, on August 9, 1842, Baron Harco Theodor Siccama came to BritishGuiana in February 1879 as the Colonial Engineer. He remained until 1887 when he returned to the Netherlands and died in the Hague on October 1, 1921. It appears that the Baron was brought to British Guiana to better the seawall of which 207 feet of the Kitty part had slid into the sea in 1874. The Baron proposed a strong mud wall faced with stone to be constructed, and this was completed in April 1882.
A military man, Baron Siccama was a Knight 4th class. He traveled in Asia, included Hong Kong and Singapore. After his return to the Netherlands from British Guiana, he wrote (1912) an account on the Demerara Bar, which appeared in the Timehri Journal.
In 1878, the want of room in the Public Buildings had demanded a new building, and after his arrival, the Baron, as head of the Public Works Department, was tasked with the design. The Victoria Law Courts, now renamed the High Court, was the result. The building was opened on Queen Victoria's birthday, May 24, 1887. There is a likelihood that the former Catholic Brother, Cesar

Castellani. an Italian trained architect, many have had much to do with the architectural design, as he was then working as a draughtsmanlarchitect in Siccama's office. Dutch influence is evident in the roof features of the building, however. In 1886, Siccama was appointed State Secretary charged with the responsibility of State Affairs - Inventory and Railways. He returned to the Netherlands in 1887.

A distinctive 'style' of domestic architecture emerged in British Guiana during the late 19h century through the creative skill of a slave woman's son. John Bradshaw Sharpies, fathered by British architect, James Bradshaw Sharpies (1799-1859) was born in 1845 in the colony.
John followed in his father's footsteps and became a builder/ contractor. In 1880, he startedhis own business: British Guiana Sawmill and Kingston Steam Woodworking Factory, located in Water Street. His woodworking factory was extensively equipped with machinery allowing for the finest craftsmanship in his work. Venturing into building contracting, John Sharpies carried out possibly the largest contract of that time, building all the railway stations, bridges, stores and other railway projects from Georgetown to Rosignol and from Vreed-en-hoop to Greenwich Park. Sharpies also designed and built a number of houses in Georgetown, recognised by the iron stairs and balconies, steep gable roofs and carved doors. Two outstanding extant examples can be seen in Queenstown: one in Forshaw Street and the other in Anira and Oronoque Streets. An-


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other fine example, still existing, is in Duke Street, Kingston.
The National Trust of Guyana remains committed to the preservation of Guyana's heritage. To this end, we invite embers of the community to take an active role in ensuring the survival of the nation's patrimony for the benefit of future generations.

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plorer, Who uses Spanish in her adventures.
Encarta Webster's Dictionary of the English Language lists some 50 words that its general editor calls "post-NAFTA," referring to 1994's North American Free Trade Agreement linking the economies of Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Among them are Amexica, a blend of America and Mexico referring to the U.S.-Mexican border region, and Amexican, meaning English as influenced by Latin America.
There are English terms like bridge town - a pair of cities separated by the river marking the U.S.-Mexican border - and Spanish ones like matricula consular - an identity card issued by Mexican consulates to Mexican nationals in the United States.
Anne Soukhanov, Encarta's U.S. general editor, said Spanish some day may surpass French as a source of words in English.
"I don't see why not. I can't predict how long it will take, but I will say that the influence of Spanish is continuing as we sit here," Soukhanov said.
Some defenders of Spanish in the United States resent the way Schwarzenegger uses the language. Carmen Fought, a linguistics professor at Pitzer College in California, calls it "mock Spanish" and suggests the country has a double standard when it comes to speaking Spanish.
"It's perfectly fine for white people to say 'Hasta la vista, baby' to each other, but there is no tolerance for Spanish speaking co-workers who say 'hasta la vista' to each other," Fought said. "There's a lot of negativity attached to the use of Spanish. It's associated with poverty and a lack of education."
That backlash seems to have faded in the small town of St. Helena in California's wine-producing Napa Valley, a magnet for Mexican farm workers. The elementary school offers "dual immersion" schooling in English and Spanish.
"We've seen an upswing in the number of English-only parents who value giving their child a second language," principal Robin McCrae said. "There are a number who don't want their children just to be citizens of a small town, but citizens of the world."





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Salary and fringe benefits, commensurate with
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Please submit application with copies of Academic Certificates to the Administrative Manager of The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Committee (SILWFC) 87 Duke & Barrack Streets, Kingston, Georgetown on or
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LONDON (Reuters) Advances in mobile phone tracking technology are turning British firms into cyber sleuths as they keep a virtual eye on their staff. vehicles and stock.
In the past few years, comnpanies that offer tracking ser vices have seen an explosion in interest from businesses keen to take advantag-e of technological dev elopmfents in the name ot operational efficiency.
The gains, say the conlverted, are many. ranging from knowing whether workers have been "held up' in the pub rather than in a traffic jarn. to being able to quickly locate staff and reroute them if necessary.
Not everybody is happy about being monitored, however. and civil rights group Liberty say s the growth of tracking raises data privacy concerns.
Kevin Brown, operations director of tracking firm Followus. said there was nothing covert about tracking, thanks to strict regulations.
"An employee has to consent to having their mobile tracked. A company can't request to track a phone without the user knowing," he told Reuters.
"Under government rules we send random alerts to each phone we track, informing the user they are being monitored."
All that is needed to trace a mobile phone is a computer with an Internet connection. Once a phone is activated for tracking, it becomes a mobile electronic tag and its approximate position can be followed using the service provider's Web site.
Although there was a flurry of interest when the service was launched in 2003 from private individuals suspicious about whether their partners really were working late at the office, the would-be sleuths were quickly disappointed.
"You can forget about borrowing your partner's phone and 'consenting' to being

As w~L as wanting to make Sure staff are 5501 king when and where they, are supposed to, many firms say the) are increasingly concerned about1 employee safety.
Some businesses want to keep) an eye on their staff. Some feel thex hav e an obligation to know where statfare in case of' emergencies," said Brown.
He said Followus. launched in 2003. now had 50.000 subscribers and the number was
-rowin- by 5,000 a month.
It tracks cell phone SIM cards with accuracy that varies depending on the saturation of SIM masts - in city centers the technology can pinpoint a phone to within a hundred yards, while in rural locations it might be several miles.

'The most obvious application of the technology is for freight and delivery firms, but there has also been interest among small businesses that have tradesmen or sales staff on the road.
Andrew Overton at
Verilocation said many of his company's 60,000 subscribers, mostly small businesses, wanted to know where their workers were for security reasons and for better asset management.
"There is increasing awareness about the importance of knowing where your staff are in case of incidents like the July London bombings. Knowing where your nearest employee is to a customer is also important. It allows a company to improve efficiency."
Overton said tracking also allowed bosses to check whether workers were taking the quickest route to a job or whether the expenses they submitted matched the miles they had driven.

Not everyone is so enthusiastic about the growth of tracking.

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A cell phone is seen in an undated photo. Advances in mobile phone tracking technology are turning British firms into cyber sleuths as they keep a virtual eye on their staff, vehicles and stock. (Will Burgess/Reuters)

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The Government of Guyana (GoG) has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (1DB) to support the third phase of the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP Ill). The SIMAP Ill programme consists of three (3) components including a Community Services Component that finances the provision of social services to targeted vulnerable groups within the low income population of Guyana, through Non-Govern mental Organisations (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs).

This component builds on recent initiatives to strengthen the voluntary sector in Guyana by allowing organisations that have exhibited the capacity to implement community based programs and reach specific underserved groups to fund new and expanded activities. At the same time the voluntary sector continues to be relatively undeveloped. Technical Assistance is required to assist organisations in implementing project activities in terms with the requirements of the grant.

11. OBJECTIVE OF THETECHNICAL ASSISTANCE The Technical Assistance consultancy will be responsible for the provision of technical assistance, technical oversight and monitoring of sub-project execution. The Technical Assistance consultancy will not implement individual projects.

III. CHARACTERISTICS OFTHE TECHINICALASSISTANCE CONSULTANCY The consultancy must be conducted by an established legal entity. The Team Leader of the Technical Assistance consultancy should have the following qualifications:
" A first degree in Social Sciences
* Minimum of five (5) years experience in working with NGOs in Guyana
(including organisational development and capacity building)
* Knowledge of the NGO community in Guyana.
" Knowledge of social sector issues in Guyana.

Interested parties can uplift terms of reference and further information on the Community Services Component from the Executive Director, SIMAP2 at the address hereunder.

V. SUBMISSIONS OF PROPOSALS The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday March 3, 2006. Proposals must be addressed to the Executive Director, SIMAP at the under- me ntio ned address.

SOCIAL IMPACT AMELIORATION PROGRAMME 2 ' ' Street ot.uh Curnmingsburg. Georgetown, Guyana 1ei: - "26F-521 221-3554/,22 -3'5751 227-35'J64 Fax. (592, 227-3600

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Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday February 10, 2006 -Thursday February 16, 2006
Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.20
Bank of Nova Scotia 190.00 19600 201.00 204.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
NBIC 198.00 198.00 202.00 204.00

Bank Average 194.00 197.50 201.67 203.21

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.84 - 202.68

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00= G$200.25 B. Canadian Dollar

Bank Average 135.83 148.20 155.50 163.63

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 316.17 343.00 353.83 364.50

D. Euro

Bank Average 213.10 230.00 245.00 256.00
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thur., Feb. 15, 2006
TT$ = G$ 28.78
Bdos$ = G$ 91.78 3 months 4.77000% US 7.50%
J$ = G$ 4.45 6 months 4.94000% Guyana 15.24%
EC$0= G$ 65.61
Belize$ = G$ 93.65
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.



I'he Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies in its Human Resources and Information Services Departments.









Full detailIs inc luding. the requirements and job dccrplon for each p.ifon can .ic obtained by accusing thanks' websitc at www. ankoliuvanaur'. Application, and a det aileCd CnTricUh1mw VitaC ShoUld be subrUit cd oit atinWe+- thain Friday, March 03, 2006 ard shoiud De addressed to: T H E D I R EC tOR (ag). il t! R, AN I.[IfI CE(S DEtI/ARTI L BANK OF GiUYANA. P. 0. BOX 11)3, I A\ 1 O 1 FP EPt tI t LC&CH: tRC I S tit.E', G EOR-FT(1;N.

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rights and we at Liberty will be keeping a close eye on this area to see if companies who do monitor their staff are complying with the regulations," she said.
Logistics expert Richard Wilding said keeping track of staff and equipment could produce significant cost benefits to companies if they used the information effectively.
'There are benefits in service enhancements - providing a better service to customers and all the attendant advantages that can bring, and also operational gains from managing people and assets better," said Wilding, a professor of supply chain risk management.
According to Wilding, a company that knows where its staff are and can work out whether they will make appointment dates and then communicate with customers will win out over those that do not
"Giving customers transparency of where their delivery or tradesman is in the supply chain enhances the value of what a company can offer customers," said Wilding from Britain's Cranfield School of Management, a post-graduate institution that specialises in business and logistics.
Transparency builds trust which, in turn, saves cost.
"Customers who don't trust their suppliers can over-order, or hold extra inventory, or shop around for alternatives."
Operationally, companies that use tracking can gain by optimising their staff.
"If you know where vehicle or employee is and a customer calls you, you have the opportunity to reroute."
Wilding said large-scale truckers have been using similar techniques for years, but using expensive satellite navigation equipment.
"Mobile phone tracking is far cheaper and produces similar business benefits."



* 5 Subjects CXC including Mathematics
and English Language.
* Computer skills in Word Processing,
Spread Sheet and Data Base.
* Previous experience will be an asset.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Apply in writing with contact Telephone number to:

P.O. BOX: 101371

not later than FEBRUARY 27, 2006

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The Ministry of Labour. Human Services and Social Security hereby invites suitably qualified contracting fins/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 coipliances.
(d) List of manpower/resources.
(e) Record of past performance of works completed

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

It should be deposited in the tender box located in Ihc Perinanenlt Secretar%'s Office on or before 15:0)hrs on [cibniar 281h. 2)()6.
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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. You are fast approaching the time to prove that you have really been studying all along, Are you aware of this? If so or not, try to get: yourselves in a better shape for examination success. Grease the wheels of friendship within your study groups; keep away from stressful situations, please. It will pay dividendsi Be careful nowi


Solution to "Sentenes" 1, Which group of words is not a sentence? Answer b) Giving your best
2. Pick out the sentence that is interrogative Answer b) What is your name?
3 Pick out the simple subject in the sentence: Puppy lovers agree to have a canine exhibition, Answer a) lovers
4 Pick out the simple predicate in the sentence: John and Seth skipped and jumped all day long Answer b) skipped and jumped:
5 Pick out the word that joins the two simple sentences:
Daisy and Cromwel are here because their fatherisill Answer: c because

Solution to "A mixed-up Paragraph": Mother showed me how to brush her I think that taking care of a puppy is easy and entoyable i learned how to take care of my puppy Mother showed me how to fed her Mother said that I should play with her
6 a) What is the opening sentence Answer c. I learned how to take care of my puppy
7 b) What is the closing sentence? Answer b th.nk that taking care of a puppy is easy and onjoyable

Solution to "The two Sentences" Kite flying began bn g ago. For thousands of years people have sent kites soaring into the

8 What are he time order words? Answer: b) long ago thousands o' years:
9 Which sertenr e tells tha t the' narrator is tel ling to story? Answer c) I fate the joy of seeing .my mother in a new dress, 10 Name the rnouns in the sentence, The beetles few into the open window Answer d) beetles: window
11 Tell the word that is a verb in the sentence, A stitch in time saves nine. Answer c) saves 12 Choose the pair of pronouns, Answer c) some; anybody
13, Which sets of words show possession? i) my- Shirley's; mine, i me; Sandy"s ; mine ioJ Shirley's, ours, hers, iv) Sandy, me, her
Answer d) i) and ii)


Alphabetical Order

Some lists are putin alphabetical order, Knowing this order will help you find words in lists very quickly,

The lists below are in order. All the words begin with the same letter. But the second fetbers are not The same, Max an X where you would add the new word.

1 baboon
'Where would you put bobcat

2, pelican
here would you put party?

3 wanted
Where would you put wilt?

4. sagebrush
sense sugar
Where would you put since?

Telephone books

Telephone books list pe ople .s names in alphabetical order Each page has guide words to help you One guideword tells thefirst name orn the page The other tells the last one Read the page below,

PoFrter Waren 1 Crooked River Rd 277-3300 Porter Wesley Sampks' 3:36-5378
Porter Dr Wila 52 Warenr Avenue 220-0079 Porthey Pipe Shop 2 each Road 255-0083
Pwrade Cee tk ' 386 Staow Avenue 5f5-2247
PrainWm A 165 Rier View 332-7412

Use Ihe page from thoe te pnone book to answer the questions
1 What are o gutde worcls for thrs page'? Circle them

2, Where does Celeste Prado live?

3, 'Mhat is ie phone number for Rortooy Pipe Shop?

4 Where would you put the name Joseph Po wev on this page?

5, Would you put Bet Powers before or after Cedric Powers?

6. Would you put the name Tom Pray on this page?


A. Synonyms are words that mean nearly the
same. Read thewords in the Bank below They are synonyms for underlined words in the story, Write the synonym next to the word,

begin rattled crashed screamed flashed stared pounded terfied

Rick was very (scared) The wind (howled)
All the windows (shook) _ in their frames, The screen door (banged) _ The rain would (start) _ soon Footsteps (thumped) _ across the porch, Yellow eyes (looked) - at Rick through the screen LUghtningg (flared) Rick could see the shape of an animal,

B Write synonyms for these words. Use a dictionary to check yourwork.
happy under beside, noise, wet, save, easy, hard


A Antonyms are: words that mean nearly opposite. Change the meaning of this story Use an antonym from the Bank for each underline word.

late sad frowned
younger hard angry

Gwen was feeling (happy)_ _ She sat (smiled) at her (older) sister "It is very (early). Mornwill be (pleased)._wh enshe gets home This homework was (easy)
to do:'

B White antonyms for these bracketed words

Bessie (dropped) the cat, The cat (growled)
It was (,skinny) and had a (ong)__

Bessie said, ' pYou are (on ugly) )mean)__

cat and ve"y


Sharing an Experience

You went, on an al-day bike trip You went w h some classmates and their parents, You saw the countryside, You had pictures of what it looked like: The sun was hot

Write a letter to a friend out of town. Describe the bike trip, Use al five senses Tell what you saw heard, fet smelled, and tasted, Remembef to usetoday's date, Say how much you enjoyed it: Write the greeb rg, closing, and signature, too,

Building Up!

Describing with your Senses

Pretend you are working at a food table at a street fair, You have cookies, pizza, and pretzels You have fresh mantgoes and pickles, too. Pick one thing you want to sell most of all, Write a description Tell how it looks, feels, smells, and sounds. Make someone want to buy it, Be ready to read your description aloud to a listenng ear,

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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 using notes that are suitable and sufficient for revision. Keep on treating yourself well for the examination! Love you.

:Mied Applications

1). There are fifteen boxes of dog food. Each ox contans 1 5 bags Each bag contains 15 cups. How many cups ofa dog food are there r the boxes? Answer :3,375 cups 2) On her last trip to the nhinterand Natty 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 Who had a greater average? By how much is the average greater? Arswer Natty:; 3
3). Make a decision. In a story the winner is offered a choice He can take $1 000,000 altoS:ther or he can take $1.,000 the first day., $20,000 the second day, $200,000 the third day, W at should he take on the last day to make up the $1,000,000? Answer -779,000

The value of the underlined digit: 4). 7.75 Answer: What is the value of the five? 5) 89J. 7 Answer What i the value of the seven?l 6). 0.9147 Answer WVhat is the value of the four? 7), 189754 Answer What is thevalue of the

The word name for the decimals:
8), 069.004 Answer: sixty-nine point zero zero four
9) 24 46 Answer Twenty-four point four six 10). 0.0008 Answer: Point zero zero zero eight

Explaining reason:
11). Thy doesnI placing a zero to the right of the digit 9 change the value of 0.9? Answer: Because it does iot change the original value. 12). iWh-y does placing a zero between the deci mal point and the digit 9 change the value of 0 9? Because it will alter the value o thre amout- (0.9). It wiil now become 0 09 which is a smaller value.

The decimal as a fraction or mixed number. 13) 09 Answer 9/10
14). 7.5 Answe 7
-15:: 04 Answer: 16125 16) 0.53 Answer: 53/1003 17) 35 723 AAnswr 38 7 23J1000 1) 0 4 Answ,,er-: 91/250
9. 71.~::7 Answer 7 907/I1000 20 0.009 Aswe C 9.1.10

Number in standard form: San] d Cr foIr mEafiS rii O. a ;3a i t i
urs plre i th Ta Jrd form ofL
2 thouslarids
3 h.ln red2s

The answer is 7534 divided by 43

Write the standard form of seven thousand fftytwo.
The answer is 7052

Identify the equivalent decimals. 29). 0.9; 0.09:0.90 Answer: 0.9: 0.90 30), 0 508; $58; 0 580 Answer, 0 8; 0 580 31). 2.9 2.90 Answer: 2.9 .290 32): 2,09 Answer Item not complete in nature 33). 0.88; 0.8800 ; 0.880 Answer.: .88, 0.8800
34'). 586, 5.860 5.;806 Answer 5.53 5.8 , 35-), 0 040; 0004; 0 04 Answer 0 040, 0 04

Nametwo decimals between each pairs o numbers
35). 5 and 6 Answer 56& 59 37). 5.8 and 5.9 Answer: 5.85 & 5.89 38), 7 49 and ? 7 Answer 7,5& 7 67 39). 8.765 and 8.766 Answer: 8.7654 8.763

40). Do you think that there is always another decimal between any two decimals? Yes. Ex-: plain your reasoning, There are always increments towards the next digit in any number. 41), In training for a triathlon, a biker rides 285 kn, 25.7 km, and 38.75 km. About how far has he ridden so fa Answer 92.95 km 42). The Amazon Turtle Park will cost less for a family of two,

Proof; Amazon Turtle Park: $550 X 2 + $325 X
2 =$1,750
Museum: $475 X 4 = $1,00
43). 22/11 + 1 11= 1 115 Answer: True 44). 7% 2 1 2/5 < 4 , Anwer True 45). 5 35 25 > 5 52/7 Answer: False 46). 1 7/9 - 2 2/3 < Answer True 47). 4 5/7 -3 1/18 < 2 Answer: True

48). The volume of a figure is 96, cml If the length is 12 cm and the width is 10 cn, what is the height. in cm? Answer: 8 cm

49). Decrease $3680 by 40,,. Answer. $2, 16C

50). 30,000 limes were packed in bags each contaiinng 50 The bags were then placed in crates of 25. How manary cr tes were used? Answer 24 crates,

51) The mean of ten numbers5s 5 '3 What ~ th sum of ten numbers? Answer 500

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S 54 X 40 a 65160 (b) 66260

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IN THIS WEEK 1). 2 to the 4P power is equal to one of these,
(a) 16 (b) 28
(c ) 56 (d)4

2). 6:213 - 5 113?
(a) 12 (b)11113
(c) 1 i13 (d) 6 113

3), 27 X 4 2/3= ?
(a) 4 2/3 (b) 4 1/3
(c) 113 (d):1,2/3

4). 0:008 X 10000
(a) 8 (b) 800
(c ) 80 (d) 0.8

5). 0,00876+ 10
(a) 00876
(b) 0.000876
(c) 0.00876
(d) 876

6). 50 X 30 X 0.25
(a) 375
(b) 37500
(c ) 3.75
(d) 0.375

7). 3.87% as a decimal fraction -is one of these.
(a) 3.87 (b) 0.387
(c) 0.0387 (d) 0,387

8): Express 16/26 as a percentage.
(a) 5 % (b) 64 %
(c ) Q 65 % (d) 6.4 %

9), What remains after taking 40 % of $5,000?
(a) $2,000oo (b) $4,000
(c) $3000 (d) $3,000

10). A boy scored 90% in a test. If the maximum mark was 40, then the girl's mark was
a) 32 (b) 36
(c)4 (d) 10

11). The average of three numbers is 99. The average of the first two is 100. Find the third
number. a) 297 (b) 200
(c) 12 (d) 97
, 6 + 16 + 106 = ? a) 182 (b) 128:

Sunday Chronicle February 19, 2006

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies:

Job Summary

The incumbent will be required to co-ordinate the developmen and implementation of a marketing programme to be approvec by Top Management with the objective of ensuring the achievement of the strategic goals of the Company; especially as it relates to corporate marketing and achievement of sales budgets.

The person appointed will be required to lead marketing personnel in ensuring the plan is executed, inclusive of managing and effecting sales promotion programmes aimed at escalating the market share of the business and to provide an information system of available marketing facts anc market share.

Job Requirements:

The successful person should have a University Level Business Degree/Diploma and at least five (5) years post qualification experience in a reputable commercial enterprise of which three (3) years should be at a managerial level.

Persons with demonstrated marketing skills, capable of delivering sales budgets, profit forecasts in association with proven entrepreneurial leadership skills would be favourably considered.


Attractive Salary and benefits will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

-I &~1 ~124kU F~! *1'~ -~


A sound secondary education. At least 3 years Marketing experience. Computer literate and have knowledge of Word Processing Software. Excellent Communicating skills Pleasant personality.

Kindly send written applications to: The Human Resources Office P.O. Box 10320




Suitably pre-qualified contractors are requested to submit sealed quotations for the undermentioned w orks/supplies:


(a) Bridges
Construction of footbath bridges (10)
(i) Tain (ii) No. 79 Village (iii) Liverpool (iv) Black Bush Polder
(v) Crabwood Creek (vi) Whim (vii) Sisters. EBB

(b) Buildings
Rehabilitation of Amerindian Hostel Springlands

(c) Drainage & Irrigation
(i) Construct and backfill greenheart timber revetments
(a) 52/74 NDC area
(b) Seaforth
(c) Bolaro Sluice
(ii) Rehabilitation of Timber Bridges
(a) Lesbeholden (2)
(b) Mibicuri
(c) Johanna
(d) Yaku sari
(iii) Construct and bacldill R/C structures
(a) 52/74 Manarabisi
(b) East Bank Berbice
(c) Macundu
(iv) Rehabilitation/Excavation of Drainage & Irrigation Canals
(a) Bush Lot West Drainage Canal
(b) No. 51 South Sideline
(c) No. 48 Middle Walk Irrigation Canal
(d) Whim main collector drain
(e) Whittaker Cross Manarabisi (elnpoldering)

(i) Land and Water Transport (Supply & Deliver) at N/A Admin. Office
(a) t Fiber glass boat on metal trailer with 75 HB outboard engine
(b) 6 100 cc motor cycles (c)2 125 cc motor cycles
(ii) Furniture & Equipment - Administration
(a) Computer with accessories (1 10V). (Please quote w arrantn/made.)
(b) Metal four-drawer steel filing cabinets \with locks (iii) Health - Supply & deliver to New Amsterdam Hospital
(ii) Medical equipment & office furniture. Check with Regional ExecuLtive
Officer (REO) for more details.
(iv) Education -Supply & deliver to various schools/offices
(a) Schools & office furniture/equipment. Check with REO for more details.
(v) Dietary -(Supply & deliver) Check with REO for more details.
(vi) Janitorial and cleaning supplies - Supply and deliver to New Amsterdam
Hospital.'Check with REO for more details.
(vii) Stationery & Office Supplies - Supply and deliver (Health) Check with
REO for more details.
(viii) Supply and deliver poly tubes
(a) Black Bush Polder NDC Office variouss sizes). Check with REO for more details.

3.Contractors tendering for works must ensure that they inspect all work sites or seek clarification (s) where necessary before submitting their bids since no verification x ill be entertained.

4.Tenders for Lot 1 (a & b) bridges and buildings can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit: New Amsterdam while those in respect of (c) Drainage and Irrigation can be uplifted froln the Hydraulics Office. Whim, all at a non-refundable cost of fifteen hundred dollars ($1.500.00) per item in each sub-lot.

5.Tender documents for Lot II supplies with detailed specifications can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit at a non-refundable cost of one thousand dollars ($1,00) per sub-lot (i-viii).

6.Tender for each job bor supply in sub-lots must be secured separately in a plain sealed envelope marked the job/supply tendered for. addressed to the Chairman. Regional Tender Board and deposited in the tender bok located at the Regional Administration Building. Vnrman's Erven. New Alnsterdamn. Berbice. Valid certificates of compliance from the Gusvana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme mulllst accompany tender documents.

7. Closing date for tenders is February 27 2006 at 09:00 his. -Contractors/supplicrs or their representatives may be present at the opening immediately after the closing of the tender box.

8.The Regional Tender Board reserves the right not to accept the lowest tender and to disqulif aliy tender for non-compliance without assigning any reasons) .

ii orai 'ecultive Officer IRegi6n 6 :
East Beboice/Corenty : e

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Guyana Chroni,



IV er greetings are extended to l aof Canada who celebrate on February 24. Love and best 4 elovina ildren,espedally Buddy ana, o'h r elatves and hiends.

Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Szala of Lodge Housing Scheme who celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on February 14. Greetings from their children Nickesha and Monina, other relatives and friends.

SPECIAL anniversary greetinQs are extended to Jonathan and Elene Tulsiewho celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary on February 25. Greetings from their parents, Apostle and Rosy lulsie, and their beautiful daughter.

By Norman Faria

T he average person in Guyana and most of
the Caribbean countries may hazard a guess at what that word means. A hunting weapon thrown by whirling a projectile around ' your head? A type of skirt? A native people's (Amerindian) dish? A brand of washing machine

Not even close. It's a pit and pebble strategy game which originated thousands of years ago in Africa and was brought to the western hemisphere by African slaves. It is played by two persons on a rectangular shaped game board, one foot-and-a-half in length with a row of six hand-sized trays on each side.
Manufacturing it for modem day enthusiasts at his small "factory" in his St. James, Barbados home is Lee Farnum-Badley, a Venezuelan born retired economist who is ably helped in the "labour of love" by his Guyanese-born wife, Margaret.
Lee says the game evolved from a counting instrument used by engineers and accountants of the ancient Kush civilisation of the Upper Nile more than 5000 years ago.
"It must have then transferred to the Atlantic with traders sailing down the Niger River from Central Africa. Two variants of the game came across the Atlantic to Barbados with African slaves: one version from the Asante and the other from Yoruba. In Barbados, the two games must doubtlessly be counted among the island's finest examples of anthropological heritage. The rules and tools of both games have been faithfully preserved over the ages, handed down accurately from generation to generation," he said while extolling its virtues at the Caribbean Gift and Craft Show in Barbados.
How is it played? Farnum's instructions pamphlet coming with his games is detailed. He however sums it up: "At the start of a round, four seeds are placed in each tray or 'house' divided between the two players. In a series of calculated and complex moves with a player redistributing seeds following a counter-clockwise path from house to house around the board, each player needs to capture a majority of the 48 seeds on the board."
Why did it survive? Wasn't most original culture lost during slavery? Lee answers: "It was driven underground. Its survival can therefore only be attributed to the game's superb ingenuity. Warn's technical integrity as a game of skill, sets it squarely among the world's finest strategy games. It is simpler to learn than chess and

can be played at any level with great enjoyment. Because it has no luck factors, however, mastery at competitive levels calls for close evaluation of the evolving circumstances of the board and much forward thinking"
Traditionally, the game board is made of wood (the original counting device was apparently stone). But Lee makes his "modern" set from thermoformed polystyrene. Instead of "horse nickars" from

S-.EEFamum-Badley and his Guyana-born wife,

the Caesalpinia bonduc tree, tra grassroots village level, Lee's sets
The instructions pamphlet is ish or German.
How are things going with s: the USAID office in Barbados a and Commercial Centre before i that with the United Nations De are going well. He gets steady or America and Europe.
It's catching on with Barbadi ing extinct when older aficionado to pass it on. Last year, Lee org ment in Barbados.
Strangely, the game is absent ibbean such as Jamaica, the Doi Rico. It is also not known on mai cluding Guyana) except in small p the Eastern Caribbean have intro( point the reasons for this but rese
He has "Guyana-roots". WI grandfather John Parry Fan Guiana in search of a fortune i the Northwest District in the I in Caracas, Venezuela where h ing at the time. At age 10, he Barbados. His parents later jo in 1961 and his father return his maternal Aunt Lady Stob. Justice at the time, Guyana-be
Lee and Margaret (nee Bu and event decorator, love entertair house. Lee plays the Venezuela sings with a parang group. The c from Guyana and Churrazco, a c', gentina.
The couple has three childr both from Lee's previous rm, previous maniage. Belovd petd( is a frequent refrain from passe provide endless distractions and
For more information on t chase a set, contact


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OSCAR'B', extreme left, and Jomo, extreme right, croon into their mikes, while Byron Lee accompanies them on the guitar, Lima, the lone female in the band, awaits her turn to sing.

Week 2 Q

witi-,Byroi Lee-and

the Dragonaires

BYRON Lee and the Dragonaires are due in Guyana this week for Mash Bash 50-50 in observance of the 50 years Byron Lee has been in the music industry, as well as Banks DIH's 50 years in business. Byron Lee has been a regular visitor to Guyana since 1994.
A spokesperson for promoters, Mingles Incorporated, said Byron Lee is expected in on Monday evening for several performances here. His band follow, on Tuesday and a press conference will be held shortly after theii rival. Another land out of St- Kitts. Ultrasonic, is scheduled to an- also.
On Tuesday evening, By; Lee the band vill hold a concert at Le Meridien Pegasus. Ticket: ,r theconcert cost $4 000. Another show is scheduled for Thirst P,. on Wednesday evening when Adridn Dutchin, Jomo, Spider Man. nika Marshall and DJ Kerwin will join the list of performers. price of admission there is $1 800 before, and $2 000 at the gat .

On February 23, Byrc the Banks DIH contingent

Supported by

In Collaboration with

ce and the Dragonaires will lead ie Mash Day Parade.


itionally used in Africa and at the use flat marble counters. available in English, French, Spanles? Lee - who once worked with s the Director of the US Business ts closure in 1993, and then after velopment Programme - says they lers from the Caribbean and North

n youngsters, after nearly becoms were finding it harder and harder anised a successful Warri Tournafrom the larger islands in the Carninican Republic/Haiti and Puerto nland North or South America (in)ckets where recent migrations from luced it. Lee can't at this time pinirch is ongoing.
iat are they? His Barbadian-born mm emigrated to then British n the gold and diamond fields of at 1800s. Lee was actually born is Guyanese parents were workas sent to a boarding school in ined him. When he mother died ed to Venezuela, Lee lived with , the wife of the island's Chief rn Sir Kenneth Stoby.
ch), who is a professional interior ing, travelling and remodelling their string instrument, the cuatro, and ouple'slfavourite dish is Pepperpot iarboiled tenderloin steak from Ar'n Maia, 24, and William-Lee, 20, rriage, and Alan, 19, from her g, Ben ("Curb the dog, Mr. Famum"
-sby) and cat, Princess Pussy Cat, njoyment.
he rules of warri or how to purLee Farnum-Badley at

ROLE MODELS: The Nelsons collect their gift from Chairman of the Over 35 Section of the RHTYSC, Mr. Neville Beaton.



Youth Club honours

married couples on

Valentine's Day
Three married couples in the Ancient County with a combined total of 114 years of marriage, were honoured on Valentine's Day by the Over 35 group members of the Rose Hail Town Y.- and Sports Club.
Mr. ar' . -. .harles Nelson with 44 years of marriage; Mr. and Mrs. ueorge Ross who were married for 40 years; Mr. and Mrs. Ken Ketwaroo who have chalked up 30 years of marriage were the couples honoured on the occasion of the launching of the first 'Role Model Family' awards Ceremony at the Club's head office in Rose Hall.
According to Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hilbert Foster, tie awards form part of the Club's activities to encourage Berbicians to place more emphasis on the importance of family and the need for families to work together as a unit. He said this against the background of the loss of value in family life. There are many broken homes resulting in a social nightmare of single parent households, Foster noted, and added that many children also do not have productive relationships with either their parents or siblings.
Foster praised the couples as perfect role models for the younger generation by their commitment, discipline and love for each other. also called for the renewal of a close family culture in Berbicea,,;he feels that broken family units are the main reasons whyYo uths are choosing the path of drugs, crime and pre-marital sex. Each of the awardees received a set of gifts from the club and thanked the Club for making their Valentine's Day this year.
Speaking on behalf of the three couples, Mr. Nelson said that, the keys to a'sccessful mariag-are honesty, trust, the ability to forgive and forget, faith in G6d,,and most importantly, love for each othcF' He also called, 6ii:parents today-to set proper examples for their kids to follow-and to b.� their children's best friend and closest advisor on the values-of life.
The Club pions to award three married couples every Valentine's Day. 1 ;. . .

The Guyana CSME Essay Competition

, !,Topics

'Prim. What can CSME do for me?

Sec. - Will the free movement of people'within the Single Market hinder or hep the member states. Ter. - Discuss the concept of political integration within the context of the ,-, , inqle Market and the Single Economy

CSME Essay Goem
Entry Form


Primary winner - $5,000, Secondary Winner - S10,000, 1,rtiary Winner - S 15,(0 All Vwinners receive S5,000 lung :chievers account from Scotia Bank

Drop off entry coupon and essay at COURTS, Main St. Georgetown Deadline Wednesday 1st March

Friday 24thfeb. CSME at UG, CSME Student Debate Prelims 4. Sat. 25th-Feb. CSME Library Comer - Republic Ave. - Linden

Saturday 04th March CSME Awareness Parade Route: Starting kl,. 'ional Library. EAST along Church St. -NORTH into Camp St. WEST into Lamaha St. SOUTH into Main St Back to starting point

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ARTIST, art historian,
archaeologist, anthropologist, biographer and novelist, Denis Williams was born on February 1, 1923, in Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana. He lived on three continents at crucial times - times of intellectual upsurge, times of political ferment and times of creativity in arts. Williams was caught up in the action wherever he went, sharpening his perception of the living and the past as reflected in the innovations found in his art, craft and writing.
His opinions were not always well-received, but he was respected nevertheless as he toiled to substantiate his theories with numerous publications

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and exhibitions. A few of his publications included 'IMAGES AND IDEA IN THE ARTS OF GUYANA' (1969), 'GIGLIOLI IN GUYANA 1922-1972' (t973), 'HABITAT AND CULTURE IN ANCIENT GUYANA' (1984).
Works also backed his talk as he founded a number of organisations like the Burrowes School of Art and the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology to preserve scholarship and promote the arts. Williams effectively merged science and art to this end.
Williams lived a full and fruitful, life, enriched by the women who-walked beside him and the, 11 children he fathered.
In 1973, the Government of Guyanahionoured him with Golden Arrow of Achievement. In 1989, he was awarded the Cacique Crown of Honour and in the same year awarded a DLitt (honoris causa) by the University of the West Indies. In 1994, the Organisation of American States presented him a Certificate of Recognition. the Gabriel Mistral award for culture. And in 1998, the ComimonwealthAssociation of Museums honoured him with the 'Cowrie Circle'.
Dennis Williams was born and educated in Georgetown, passing his Senior Cambridge School Certificate in 1941. Awarded the British Council's first scholarship in the colony to study art in Britain, he became a fine arts student at the Camberwell School of Art between the years 1946 and 1948
-the post World War Two years.
In 1949, he returned to Guyana where he worked on a series of bis paintings under the title. 'Plantation Studies, Oni gins. Burden and Release' which was not well-received in certain quarters. Unable to settle and unable to land a proper teaching job, he headed back to England where he enjoyed many years of success. Yet, he was unfulfilled. This state would manifest


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itself again and again in his life, urging him to dig deeper in his search and research, constraining him to move from land to land.
Wasting no time on his return to the UK, Williams was able, by December 1950, to put on and exhibition at Gimpel Fils, the success of which opened the way for him to become visiting tutor at Slade
School of
Fine Art,
and lecturer
at the Central School
of Art,
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From 1957 to 1962, he lectured in Fine Arts and Art History at Technical Institute ot Afican Studies. Khartoum.
These years provided his first experience in archaeology and provided material for his first novel, 'OTHER LEOPARDS', first published by New Author Limited, an imprint of Hutchinson, 1963.
Here's something to note about this publishing house and about publishing on the whole: 'there can be no complete answer to the problem facing the young creative writer and his potential publisher. The writer writes to be read; the publisher publishes to make- if he can- a reasonable return on a considerable financial investment. Between both aspirations there lies an ever-wideninty gulf. New Authors Limited was created to narrow this gulf


to the public'.' That situation hasn't changed much since then.
'OTHER LEOPARDS' was about estrangement and alienation. Incidentally, this book falls within the first wave of the Guyanese novel tradition.
Moving to Nigeria in 1962, he lectured in African Studies at the University of Ife and at the University of Lagos. At both universities, he edited journals in African Studies and started mruseum collections of African artefacts. This African sojourn was quite productive for, Williams because it was during this time he published his monumental, if controversial work 'ICON and IMAGE: A Study of Sacred and Secular Forms in African Classical Art', published in 1974. Williams also published his second novel, 'THE THIRD TEMPTATION' while in Nigeria, another innovative bit of writing, experimenting with the nouveau roman technique.'
After his sojourn in the land of his ancestors, Williams returned, in the late 1960s, to Guyana, the land of his birth. Hie soon became the prime mover of' art in this country especially by offering encouragement to indigenou s artists. He founded and became the first principal of the Burrowes School of Art. and also founded and was a director of the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology.
White he was in the primordial haven, the interior of Guyana, he started a third novel. 'THE SPERM of GOD'. exam-' ining the 'mongrel, polyglot society' of the New World where there is no 'purity of spei-m'.
Dr. Denis Williams died on June 28, 1998, yet his legacy lives on; in 2004, his book 'PREH'ISTORIC GUIANA' was published by Ian Randal at the behest of the Ministry of Culture, Youth& Sport.

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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:32. Geovanni forecasts weather conditions such as temperature, rainfall, wind speed and atmospheric pressure using various instruments.

(A) Meteorologist. (B) Biologist.
(C) Botanist (D) Astrologist.

33. Which statement below is true about flowering p anrs?

(A) tii), (ii) andi iv only
(B) (iii), i) and ) only
(C) (iii). (iv) :and (i) on y
(D) (ii), (iv) and (i) only

34. Termites (wood ants) could be founds
living in all of the following areas except.

under a rotting log. in the roof. on the wooden fence. in the long grass

3. T he weatherman reported trat the-e
wil be a SOUTHL'M-ESTERNLY wir nds b .owing at a great sped at 16, 5 hrs on '-dnesday Which two inst rumens could a student use to test these conditions?

George plans to: measure the amount ain fallI. which instrument should he use?
(D) Rain Gauge
28!. 'hitih weather conditions will most likely destroy farmer brown's crops?

I Rain Il Floods
Ill Strong winds IV Dark clouds

(0) II and Ill
29. Which of these objects is most likely to' float on water? (C) Plastic Below is a diagram of the human excretory system. Study it, and then answer questions 30 and 31.

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Anemometer and wind vane Thermometer and barometer VWind vane and barometer Anemometer and thermometer

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(i)They have parallel or net-.vened leaves
(ii)They all make their own food (iii) They have tap or fibrous roots
(iv)They reproduce &y spores_

Answers to last week's questions

26 Which process in the water cycle fills up lakes, rivers and seas?
(B) Respiration

30. Which part of the excretory system the letter B represents. (B) Left Kidney 31. What conveys the udnefrom thkidney to the bladder? (C) Ureter

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Thanks for coming along this week, For your time-table to be effective you can do the fo[
lowing things;
- Pin up your timetable on a wall in a prominent place, e.g- above your table or desk, or on the fridge or where you wash the dishes.
-As you revise, include any unfinished work you still have to do as part of your studies.
- Improve your interaction with your time-table, Good confidence is what you need for good success! Love you


Some useful Notes on Guyana The crigina inhabita-ts of G:uyana were the Ameridians. The Dutch came in the 1.6'" century ard settled. There ere ere changes of ruling ands among t1he Dutch, Brit is, and French until the 1 9' cenrtUy in 1814 8itai' fin ally succeeded ir g ai !n: GuLyana as its. own sovereign state. Gu-yana Ca]Ied : I;r-iid BIr:.4 i s1h rule u : nlti :ts :;nd?.:enc. i,'
- 'yana ga ni ed c-,oieratni ve reputblic sta tu -> In 1970.

Solution to "Some Questions to ianswe,r quickly"
'. he a, th i e. rt f -urn4i "otrh ~ ua e I- 'i
an: S;uare k lornters? Answer: 3 000, m o, .i 49 0i,,"I

2, What can be said about the comparative sizes of Great Britan and Guya~a? Answer G uyana an Great Britan are roughly of the same size.
3. What can be said about Hogg Island and Barbados? Answer: Hogg Island and Barbados are roughly of the same Ilength. 4, About what percentage of Guyana is rested Answer: Over 80%
5: Give an estimate of the populatm in our capita.i city Answer abou.t 200.00)
6. On the coast the heat is gleat. HLow do the breezes help the oasm eandes c .pe Ath the heat? Answer: The Alantic breezes fan the coasta belt 7 What is he unit currency in Guyana? Answer: The Guyana Daru . S)
8. Vhat are alonsh'p is there between the Guyana currency and thee US dolar? Answer G$ han'sgs upon the value of the US$, 9, On which side of the road is traYc allowed to drive n Guy;aWla- Ansl 5e-I The E side of the .r)ad
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6. Name the first Guyanese to form a Trade Union in Guyana to fight for better wages and working conditions.
,hat oranizaion bargains for teacher salary and working conditions?
7. The fastest means of getting a message to Lethemi and Maharuma from Georgetown is this
8 'IAsat is the name of the butary of the Essquibo river that Fort Kyk-over-Al was built?
9. Name a hinterland destination that has an airstrip directly connected with it. 1C. ',,hat is t'.e biggest island n the Es sequibo RCve? 1 Wic h monrrment has the folrowig wods written upon ite? To thne memory of five sugar workers killed on 16- ' June, 1948 12. What national h holidayy is marked by23"~ Febru ary?
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Howard: I've just finished a piece of background music.
Lisa: Background music? Oh, like the music they're playing here now:
Howard: Yes. YouI hear it everywhere restaurants. airports, supermarkets, department stores Bill: In banks, too. I noticed it while we were in the bank today.
Lisa: Did you? I didn't Howard: You're not supposed to notice it. It's just there, in the background. It's supposed to influence your attitudes; put you in the right mood., Lisa: FIm not sure I like that idea. Howard: Well, it seems to work. Companies pay millions of dollars every year for background music. it's supposed to give you a better feeling about yourself and the people around you. Factories use it a lot. It makes he workers happy, and they work betlier that way. In one factory. music increased production 4.5 percent,
Bill: I should think they'd get tired of hearing music all day.
Howard: They don't though, One fellow in San Fernando told me, "f the music stops, somebody always runs to the telephone to complain." Lisa: Now that I think about it I can't remember when there wasn't background music in restau rants and stores.
Howard: Thai shows how young you are, Actually. it all started during Wodd War II when some factones had theiir own orchestras to keep workers happy and cairn. Now, of course, the nlmsic is piped in to a machine, and different kinds of music are played at different times during he day. They play faster music at ten in the moaning than at eight for in.stance, because workers tend to be slower :hen Bill: What about restaurants? Do they play the same music for lunch and dinner? HAoward: 1 don't know about that, but I knowthat hamburger places play fast mu sic. When they started playing faster music, they found that a customer spent only seventeen minutes eating. The time was twenty minutes before that. Lisa: So they have more people coming :in and out to buy hamburgers.
Howard Exactly. An that's good for business. You can see voy mus c has come so popu.ila In Scant:n, for instance, thi'ty different companies are selling background music serve ces. Lisa I still think theres something about i that I don't quite like
Howard I know what you mean, but lots of people won't agree with you The Xerox Corpo ration in Rondale spends more than D$800,000 a year for background music. Prisons use it, and farmers use it to keeptheir cattle calm. It's even supposed to have an effect on plants
Bill: Well, it may calm cattle, but it's not making me forget Om hungry. Let's try to get that waitress bring to us a menu.

1.: Read the conversation once or twice more and note the following particulars:
(a) The relationship between the persons speaking.
(b) Howard's friend
( ) How Howard eams his living.
(d) Places where background music is played
(e) Lisa does not like the background music. Can you guess why?

2. Write a letter 1o a fi-end etling him or her about the new things that interest you nowadays. Include the information which the conversation provided if At is new to you.

The Poem
I found a di-mpled spider, fat and while, On a white heat-all, holding up a moth Like a while piece of while satin cloth Assorted characters of death and blight Mixed ready to begin the Morming rightt, Like te ingredients of a witch' broth A snow-drop spider a flower like froth, And dead wings carried like a paper kiteWhat had that howe r to do with being white, The wayside blue and innocent heal-all? Aiat brought the kindred spider to that height, Then steered the white moth thither in the night? Mat bul design of darkness to appall? If design governs in a thing s small. Robert Frost

1. What is the poem talking about?
2. Give a name to the poem.
3. What are the following: heal-all, satin cloth, witches broth, kindred spide, design of darkness? 4. What is meant by the phrase 'assorted characte's of death and blight'?
5. Copy off a figure of speech and name it. Say how appropriate it is to the pool's message.
6. Would you say that the poem is awfuW? Give your persona reasons.


Turn the following into Repo-ted or Diretl
-Speech: (Rem ember that where you are turning Direct into Indirect Speech, "your"' and "our in Direct speech both become "thea r; " and "you" both become 'we. If you are not careful you wili fail to make it clear to:%whal or to whom the pronoun refers. Some contexts do nol make a clear poMnt of reference so the reader needs to be helped. When a pronoun is not clear a noun should be substituted for it )

1 "Are you soldiers ready to fo~tlw me to the death' the general asked.
2, 'If you do not move from here by to-morrow.' the po iceman said "I shall have to compel you to do so "
3, '1 do not believe," declared the referee, ' hat the centre-forward was off-side ihen he scored the goal,"
4. I asked, "Where do I go from here?'
5. The situation now," I argued, "'is never what) it is last year nor what it will be next year."

Developing a Fictional Narrative Like any other narrative, a fictional narrative tells a story A short story is a fictional narrative built around a complication. Note the characters, the setting, the events that form the plot, and the point of view from which the story in Literature model is told below. You will note that the characters are not using standard language. This is permitted.

They went out from the house. The sun turned the sweat of Durarnte to hot water arid then dried his skin so that his clothes felt transoarent "Tonrv. I

gotta be mean," said Durante. ':Stand right there where I can see you. Don't try to get close, Now listen The sheriffs gonna be along this trail sometime today, looking for me .He 'll load up himself and all his gang with water out of your tanks. Then he'll follow my sign across the desert. Get me? He'll follow. if he finds water on the place. But he's not gonna find water."
"What you done, poor Dick?" said Tony. 'Now look, I could hide you in the old wine cellar where nobody
"The sheriff's not gonna find water," said Durante. "It's gonna be like this.7
He put the rifle to his shoulder, aimed, fired. The shot struck the base of the nearest tank, ranging down through the bottom. A semicircle of darkness began to stain the soil near the edge of the iron wall.
Tony fell on his knees. "No, no, Dick! Good Dick" he said. "Look, all he vineyard. It will die. It will tAm into old, dead wood, Dick,
"Shut your face," said Durante. "Now Y've started, I kinda like the job." Max Brand, ' tine on the Deser

If you look carefully at what is vitten, you will no tice that in the short story someone is fleeing from someone else. This has formed the basic action as in countless fiction[ narratives, both short stories and novels. Look at the first paragraph for this evidence

In the short story, Durante, ruthless and singleminded, confronts kind, trusting Tony. Through the ages, writers have old stories about t 1he struggle between good and evil, Read from "Tony fell on ." in the ast paragraph for the evidence,

Just to remind you: The short story, one kind of fictional narrative .s created in the writer s imagination. t tells about some made-up event or occurrance In a short story, an event or series of events form the plot The events happen to characters, usually people. They happen in a time and place the setting - and are told from a cer ain angle, or point of view. .n the Chal below, examine the elements that make up the shod story 'Wrine on the De serl

Other story elements: -Bes de plot characters, settng and point of view, there are other equaly imporalt slory elements. Jon Franklin a feature story vter. says that a story "consists of a sequernce of actions that occur when a sympathetic character encounters a complicating situation that heshe onfronts and solves.' In other words, a story centres on a problem., or complication, and its solution, or resolution

The complication: The most attention-grabbing element of a story its complication. The compication may be exter al (John trying to keep his kite up high) or it may be internal (Sarah is tom between loyalty and honesty when her brother tells a tie)

The resolution: This is the solution to the character's problem. The resolution must grow out of the story.

Try doing a short story of your own choosing along the given lines as used by dynarmic writer. Max Brand.

Sunday Chronicle Februaw; 19. 2OO6-~ Page XIX
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Prequalification of Contractors

Regions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

The Government of Guyana is in the process of constructing and repairing a number of buildings in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The works to be undertaken include:

a) Construction and repair of buildings and infrastructure b) Electrical work
c) Plumbing

Interested contractors must include in their 'Expression of Interest

1. Proof of financial resources to undertake works
2. List of equipment/machinery
3. Valid NIS and GRA compliance
4. List of manpower resources
5. Record of past performance of works completed
6. Regions contractors would wish to be prequalified for

Prequalifications must be placed in plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the bidder and clearly marked on the top left-hand corner "Prequalification Bid of construction and repair of Buildings" and also specify the region(s) bidders wish to be prequalified for and addressed to: Chairman
National Board of Procurement Tender and Administration Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

All prequalification bids must be deposit in the tender box located in the National Procurement Tender and Administration Board building, Ministry of Finance on or before 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, February 21, 2006.
Government ads can be viewed on h


The Government of Guyana is in the process of constructing and reparing a
number of buildings in various Regions in Guyana.

Proposals are invited from consultants wishing to provide design and supervisory

Proposals must include:

1. Financial resources available
2. Manpower resources
3. Record of past performance
4. Fee structure

Proposals must be placed in plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of
the bidder and clearly marked on the top left hand comer "Proposal for
provision of consultancy services design and supervision"

Proposal must be addresses to the:
National Board of Procurement Tender and Administration Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
, All proposals must be deposited in the Tender Box located in the National Procurement Tender and Administration Board building, Ministry of Finance on
or before 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, February 21,2006.
Government ads can be viwed on http:/Aww gina govgy


S IO O U "

The Government of Guyana (GOG), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) have recently signed an agreement to finance several projects under the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) - Fifth Programme. Construction of the sub-projects is expected to be implemented in 2006/2007. The sub-projects consist primarily of buildings and other civil works aimed at improving the social
and economic infrastructure.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund invites tenders for the following sub-projects:

1. Station Street- Rehabilitation - Reg. #2

2. Cateye Street - Rehabilitation -Reg.#2

3. Sea Field Nursery School - Construction - Reg. #5

Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from the office of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G\town in the form of a MANAGER'S CHEQUE payable to the BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND.
Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of G$1 0,000
per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance Certificates (both of which should be in the name of individual or firm submitting the bid) should be addressed to the Project Manager, and deposited in the Tender Box of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street SIMAP's Building, Georgetown,
on or before 10 am on Wednesday, March 8,2006.

Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope with the name of the sub-project clearly marked on the top left hand corner. The envelope
should in no way identify the tenderer.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders
at 10am on Wednesday, March 8,2006.

Project Manager
February 14, 2006

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified contracting firms/individual contractors to be pre-qualified to provide services to the Guyana Defence Force during the financial year 2006. Contractors who had previously been pre-qualified must re-apply

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:

a. Construction and repair of Buildings. b. Construction and maintenance of Roads and Car Parks. c. Construction and maintenance of Bridges and Fences. d. Construction and maintenance of Wells. e. Construction and maintenance of Wharfs and Revetments. f. Construction and maintenance of Other Infrastructures.

Contractors are required to submit:

a. A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guy ana Revenue Authority. The certificate
must reflect the name of the Company/Finn and not the owner/s.
b A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National Insurance Scheme. c. Evidence of financial resources available from banking institutions to undertake works. d. List of manpower/resources.
e. Record of past performance of works completed during the past three years. f. List of machinery and equipment owned by firm/contractor.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in a scaled envelope, bearing no identity of the contractor and should clearly indicate on the top left hand comer the area(s) of work to be undertaken.

Expressions of interest ( relevant category(ties)) GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE

Address to: The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

Contractors/limis nmLst bc deposited 'in the tender box located at the Ministr 'of linanceno later than Tuesday 28th ncbruarv 2()06 at ()9:)(hrs. )ocnmeni \%\ill be opened inlmcdiatclh after on the samic dax_ and contractors or their representatixc arc invited to attend
The Statf 011 riter 2 (iencral 4 (}'ngincer) (])1 lnim be contacted or an other inl ration required.
overn adnt s as abe viewe on h i v,, gira.grov gy

Sunday �Chronicle, February,,19,.206-

Pag~e XIX


Page XX Sunday Chronicle February 19, 2006

Wetlands in Guyana

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This week, we will look at why Guyanese
should be concerned with the Ramsar
Any couLtr y that is part. to this global agreement has the opportunity to protect and use its Wetlands wisely. Wetlands are one of the most unique and vulnerable ecosystems in this region. The Ramsar Convention is currently the only standing global agreement which ad-

type. But what is unique about Shell Beach is that four out of the eight species of marine turtles have chosen our shores


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 Ill). The SIMAP III program consists of three (3) components including a community services component that finances 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 planningthrough 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 organisations are not eligible for funding.

Proposed projects should range between USD1 5,000 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: Elderly:


Abused/battered Women: At-riskYouth and Children:

Single Parents of Low Income Households: 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 preventionrehabilitation; programs for street children.

Day Care Services; job orientation skills orjob counseling; counseling; household managementtraining; 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 theirfamilies; rehabilitation services.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION AND SELECTION 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.

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

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

SOCIAL IMPACT AMELIORATION PROGRAMME 237 Cani Street. South Cummingsburg, Georgetown. Guyana Tel. (592i 226-5212/227-3554/227-3575/227-3564 Fax: (592) 227-3600


dresses concerns in Wetland ecosystems.

The Convention on Wetlands is guided by its mission statement, which is 'the conservation and wise use of Wetlands, by national action and international cooperation as a means to achieving sustainable development throughout the world.' This means ensuring that activities which might affect Wetlands will not lead to the loss of biodiversity or diminish the many ecological, hydrological, cultural or social values of Wetlands.

From the previous article you would have recognised that Guyana quali-. fies as having
sites containing representative, rare or
unique wetland types and
sites of inter- national importance for
Many incredible Wetlands
have breathtaking sceneries such as the Coastal wetland Shell Beach, which is a unique nesting ground for marine turtles. Quite fascinating is the fact that there are about three hundred species of

turtles in the world, of which just eight are the marine type and forty or so the land-living

as their nesting grounds.
Another significantly important Wetland in Guyana is the North Rupununi Savannah Wetland, which is the habitat for a variety of fishes, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrate species. Once more, this area has international importance for conserving biodiversity, since it is the home to the largest freshwater fish in the world, the great Arapaima. This is an air-breathing fish and the adult can reach three metres in length and weigh up to 200kg. The Arapaima takes many years to grow to its large size. Records show that ancestors of the Arapaima were on earth 100 million years before


Intensive studies have shown that there are at least 476 species of birds in this broader human ecosystem, one of which is the Harpy
Eagle, reputedly the most
powerful bird of prey in the world!
However, as you know, there are many more
w e t I a n1 d s
. . . throughout the
c o u n t r y
Georgetown for
example, is
situated on a coastal Wetland and also hosts a dense network of canals and

Please see page XXI


,,ag' 9 & 20 p65

Sunday Chronicle February 19, 2006

Page XX

Wetlands ion Guvana



There is an impending vacancyfor a

, N"E

iM " EqR

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 Offire 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. Competencies:

Applicants forte position must have the following:

I . Excellent Ana lyti ca I Skills
2. Excellent Communication Skills, both oral and written
3, Leadership Qualities - must be a good team player
4, Excellent interpersonal Skills
5. Ahigh degree of initiative, drive and resourcefulness
6. Proficiency in computer applications such as word and power point

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be mailed to reach no laterthan Wednesday, February 22,2006 to the: Secretary - Board of Directors Guyana Post Office Corporation Robb Street

NB: Do no submit original certificates.

Sunday Chronicle Febrluary 19, 2006


putting our natural environment in jeopardy, provided that we consider our responsibility for future generations. What better way to do so than to strive for recognition of the many unique characteristics of our Wetlands.
Next week, we will continue our focus on the Ramsar Convention as we feel it is of major importance for Guyana "the land of many waters."

For More information on Wetlands, you can check these :web sites: www,, http:Y/ about-infopack

Remember that you can shareyour thoughts on the Rarnsar Convention with us by sending your letters to: "Our Environment", C/o EIT Division, Environmental Protection Agency, UST Building, Ibrkeyen, UG Campus, GREATER

From page XX trenches, which is home to a range of flora and fauna. Often, a Caiman can be spotted in the city's trenches, parrots can be fieard flying overhead, and Egrets can be seen rummaging around and so forth. It is highly probable that you live next to, near or in a Wetland. They can easily be taken for granted but they are very useful and our livelihoods depend on them.

Wetlands are among the world's most productive environments. They are cradles of biological diversity, providing the water and primary productivity upon which countless species of plants and animals depend for survival. Of the 20,000 species of fish in the world, more than 40 per cent live in fresh water. Wetlands are also important storehouses of plant genetic material. Rice, for example, which is a common Wetland plant, is the staple diet of more than half of humanity and one of Guyana's major activities in the agriculture sector.
Because of the
interactions of physical, biological and chemical components of a wetland, such as soils, water, plants: and animals, the wetland is

able to perform many vital functions in water storage, storm protection and flood mitigation; shoreline
stabilisation and erosion

choice than to progress in this direction. Soine recent studies have indicated that ecosystems provide at least US$ 33 trillion worth of services annually, of

control; groundwater
recharge (the movement of water from the Wetland down into the underground aquifer); groundwater discharge (the movement of water upward to become surface water in a Wetland); water purification through retention of nutrients, sediments, and pollutants; and stabilisation of local climate conditions, particularly rainfall and temperature.
More and more, economists and other scientists are working in the field of the valuation of ecosystem services. This is a, difficult task, still full of uncertainties, but there is no other

which US$ 4.9 trillion are attributed to Wetlands. To put this figure into perspective the estimated GDP of the entire world was US$ 32 trillion in 2003!
You would now agree that Wetlands provide a comprehensive range of vital functions. Again, these functions should not be taken for granted. Our population is growing, our generation of wastes is increasing and our use of materials is also expanding. If we do not consider our impact on nature there can be detrimental effect s. However, we can continue to develop and prosper without

WaL9 B, C 77"Vow


My son has drowned and his body has not been W44 10
cannot get a Death Certificate, but he has been declared

missing, presumably drowned by the Guyana Police Force.
Must his family suffer for seven (7) years before he is

declared legally dead, and we can receive a Death Certificate? 21


No! Whereas a Death Certificate is advocated as

proof of death, the General Manager has the power,

to accept other documentation such as the police

records and certificate of presumption of death. Do-'

submit all relevant documents, along with a clai im.,

for Survivors Benefit.

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

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

HOyte won libel action

but lost application.

From page VI

proximate to the date of publication; but that cannot truly be said to have been possible in the circumstances herein.
"Sir Lionel savs the respondents must mitigate now to escape liability", the judge reported and added: "I do not agree. The dainages have already been fixed; it wasby Justice George, on October 51 1973.
"How could one mitigate in the law defamation when the damages have already been ascertained and fixed by the Court'? And, of' course, the words 'or other-wise' after 'apology' are significant. The), appear to me to allow for proper amends to be made, and that can only be achieved prior to a final assessment of damages by a coinpetent Court. ' I
"Implicit in subsection (3) therefore is a clear defence available to directors or officers of companies' it is the only manner by which they are afforded protection from subsection (1), and as subsection
(3) gives to them this defence, the efficacy of which is directly refeable to the date of he publication of the libel, then, on any view of the matter, it would be impossible for the respondents to avail themselves of the statutory defence',
"To say that they must do the. best they can in the circumstances is to deny them the "safety-line" in subsection (3), their position may be likened to one caught within a chasm, who, as he clutches the safety line suddenly finds himself plummeting through the void of the insubstantial, for alas, the other end of the line had been left unsecured!
"Parliament could never have intended the respondents to be placed in this dilemma, he said, and added: "To construe the section as appertaining to libels punished prior to September, 1972, would be in my opinion to whittle down and smother the efficAcy of the only defence afforded by the section; to do so would be against all the canons of construction and contrary to a true sense of justice.
"For indeed, where the law, gives to one a sword against him who holds but only a shield, I take the latter to mean without his hands tied. To hold otherwise would be to make a mockery of the law. The application is accordingly refused. Costs to each respondent to be taxed certified fit for Counsel," Justice Maurice Churamad, had ruled.

Sunday Chronicle February 19, 2006

Biotechnology & Biosafety Column

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

Food and Beverage Biotechnology - and the Risks Associated

Nutraceutic , pytonutrients,

probiotics & prebiotics

N OUR last article,
we provided a brief account of the genesis of the nutraceutical terminology as per
account of 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 International volume 35. We noted its relatively recent vintage from a coinage in 1989 by the New York-based Foundation for Innovation in Medicine.

Recapping from last week, nutraceuticals have been described as "substances that may be considered a food or part of a food and provides medical or health benefits including the prevention and treatment of disease." Nutraceuticals may also be defined as "natural, bioactive chemical compounds that have health promoting, disease preventing, or medicinal properties." We have gotten to the stage of food biotechnology where these nutraceuticals are now isolated in pure form and packaged in supplement dosage forms as capsules, caplets or gels.
An example is the 5 mg lycopene gel capsules which we have on the local market here. In this case, the tomato fruit (new scientific name of tomato plant is Solanumn lycopersicum, previously called Lycopersicon esculentum) is a functional food containing lycopene as the nutraceutical ingredient.
A complete biochemical analysis of the edible tomato and five of its wild, very small fruiting relatives was reported in the January 2005 issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany volume 56 by researchers from the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology in Germany and their colleague from the Otto Warburg Centre ;or Biotechnology in Israel. The SVepof nolec'uhiir falys'es o'ya'

variety of plant nutrients and biochemical compounds is the new field of research called metabolic profiling!
R e m e m b e r, nutraceuticals are derived from "functional foods," which by definition contain "natural, bioactive chemical compounds that have health promoting, disease preventing, or medicinal properties." We gave the example of tomato which contains the pigment 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 of its very potent "antioxidant" properties, according to review articles published in 2000 in the Journal of American College of Nutrition volume 19; 2003 in the journal Alternative Medicine Review volume 8 and in Annual Review of Nutrition volume 22 in 2002 and a 2004 conference proceedings paper reported in a supplement volume of the Journal of Nutrition published by the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
Interestingly, plant physiology students exposed to the basics of photosynthesis will appreciate the "smartness" of the chloroplast in harnessing the antioxidant properties of carotenoids in the photosynthetic machinery! This is nicely reviewed by a science couple of the University of Colorado, Professors Barbara Demmig-Adams and her husband, Professor William Adams, in their review article published in the December 2002 issue of the journal Science volume 298 .
published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
As a powerful LODW.-fa antioxidant," lyco- corn oil pene is considered to act in ways that riedicin initiate "self-in-LipkOrl duced" death of cancer cells - a process in cell biology called apoptois! We are

now beginning to tap the "wisdom" of plants after all these years!

The table at right has been constructed from various publications which will be listed next week for relevant credit to the hardworking scientists in these fields - a basic ethic in this column.

GM Golden rice
biofortified with vitamin A aimed at reducing the incidence of nearly half a million child blindness in developing countries.

Below: The chemical structure of Oleocanthal - the wonder anti-inflammatory
nutraceutical from extra-virgin olive oil ,

Next week, we shall continue with very brief tours of phytonutrients, prebiotics and probiotics in food and beverage biotechnology.

Email address: or

* The National Biosafety Framework Project is executed under the auspices of the Environmental Protection Agency

Functional Food Nutraceutical ingredient Potential health benefits
1. Tea; green tea Catechins - May reduce the risk of cancer
epigallocatechin, and kidney stones; [Note:
epigallocatechin gallate; excessive consumption may Theaflavins and decrease the therapeutic
Thearubigins effects of the anticoagulant,
warfarin! according to Annals ofJ'Pharmacotherapy volume 33]

2. Dark grapes; red wine Resveratrol May improve heart health and
reduce the risk of heart disease;
Has cancer prevention activity (according to Baht and Pezzuto in the Annals of the New Academy of Sciences
volume 957 published in 2002

3. Olive oil - extra virgin Oleocanthal (a newly A natural anti-inflammatory
brand discovered compound) compound with similar
potency and pharmacological profile as ibuprofen (the active ingredient in some painkillers);
may be linked to overall beneficial effects of olive oil in improving heart health and the reduction of heart disease in Mediterranean populations (according to a report published in September 2005 in the prestigious journal NVature volume 437 by American, Australian and Korean scientists)

4. Broccoli, cabbage and Carotenoids, Lowers low density
cauliflower sulphuraphanes, cholesterol - reducing the risk
dithiolthiones, of heart disease: reduces risk
isothiocyanates and of breast cancer; maintenance
indoles of healthy immune system;
Sulphuraphanes induce detoxification of cancer causing enzymes

5. Oats Beta glucan Reduces risk of heart disease

6. Cereal grains - e.g.whole fiber Reduces risk of heart disease

7. Fruits and vegetables Flavonoids - Flavones May reduce the risk of cancer

8. Fish and fish oils Omega-3 fatty acids May reduce the risk of heart
disease; improve mental functions: may reduce depressive tendencies; improve visual functions
9. Yogurt Lactobacillus May improve stomach and
intestinal health; and may increase "work-place" healthiness! (according to a Swedish study in the e-journal Environmental IHeahh
published by BioMed Central) 10. Soybeans and soy-based Phytoestrogens - May reduce menopause
foods the isoflavones symptoms such as hotflashes
D)aidzein and Genistein 11. Green vegetables Lutein Contributes to the
maintenance of healthy vision

12. Dark chocolate

(-)-Epicatechin - a flavonol

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Improves heart health; may reduce the risk of' heart disease (Proceedings of the National Academy of sciences ofthe LS published on January 24, 2006 in volume 103 by German and American scientists!!!)

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PagMe _III .

Sleep on it!

By Megan Rauscher

NEW YORK (Reuters) When faced with a major decision, such as buying a car or a house, it's best to do your homework, and then forget about it for a while and let your unconscious churn through the options.
According to the results of a novel study published last week in the journal Science, unconscious deliberation may lead to a more satisfying choice than mere conscious deliberation alone, at least for major decisions.
Conscious deliberation is fine for the less important, more

mundane everyday choices like deciding which shampoo or towels to buy, but not for bigger decisions, the report indicates.
Four investigators in the department of psychology at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, confirmed the value of what they call the "deliberation-without-attention" hypothesis in a series of studies on consumer choice - both in the lab setting, as well as in real life among shoppers in department stores.
For example, in a car-shopping experiment, participants read a complex series of facts

about cars they were considering purchasing. Immediately afterwards, they were given puzzles to keep their conscious selves busy.
After working on the puzzles, this group of purchasers reported greater satisfaction with their car choice than did subjects who were given no puzzles and had to decide what car to purchase immediately after consciously pondering the facts.
But for making simple decisions, such as choosing between different sets of towels, conscious deliberations were all that was needed to make satisfying choices.



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:FLOOD RELIEF ROAD PROJECTS (BLOCK #2) - Mon Repos - Melanie:(a) Lot1 (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

REGULAR PROJECTS:(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 obligated to
give any reason(s).

Executive Director
SIMAP Agency

There are several possible reasons why conscious thought sometimes leads to poor judgment, the researchers say. Consciousness has a "low capacity" causing individuals to consider only a subset of relevant information and they may inappropriately weight the importance or relevance of this information.
In contrast, the human subconscious has a higher capacity

to integrate more information, which can lead to better choices.
First author Dr. Ap Dijksterhuis told Reuters Health: "The take-home message is that when you have to make a decision, the first step should be to get all the information necessary for the decision. Once you have the information, you have to decide, and this is best done with conscious

thought for simple decisions, but left to unconscious thought
- to 'sleep on it' - when the decision is complex."
The novel finding from these studies is the "idea that we can think unconsciously and that unconscious thought is actually superior to conscious thought for complex decisions," the researcher

Date: 2006-02-05
Contract No.: 11,12,14,15,16 & 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 sun of approximately US$16.5 M to fund the Poor Rural Conuntmities 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&I Rehabilitation, Technical Support Services, Credit Services, Coinrunity Investment Initiatives and Project Coordination. It will utilize a demand driven approach and will involve full beneficiary participation in all aspects of the Project Cycle.

The MOA, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the 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 ofChamels. Construction of Structures.
Riverstow n/ Onderueeming 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-halnd comer "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 GA and NIS Compliance Certificates and must be addressed to:

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

All bids arc to be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Ministr of Finnce building. Main & Urquhart Streets. Georgetown. before 09:00 hrs. on Match 07. 2006. Bids wNill be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to attend imumdiatcl\ after t)9:)0thrs. on March 07. 2006.

The Employer reserves tie right to accept or reject ,my or all Bids without assigning any reason w hatsoever. and not necessarlh to nake an award to the Iow est Bidder.

Pennanent Secrctar Ministr of Agricaltttre

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1. The Government of the Go-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from
the Inter-American Development Bank (1DB) towards the cost of Basic Education Access and Management Support (BEAMS) Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract
for the Supply of Goods and Services.

2. The Ministry of Education (herein after called the "Purchaser" ) now invites sealed
bids from suppliers of Inter-American Development Bank regional and non-regional
member countries for the Printing of RALP READERS.

3. The BEAMS Project Implementation Unit has the undertaking of facilitating this
process and all relevant information for this bid can be had by contacting:

The Project Manager BEAMS Programme 109 Barima Avenue
BelAir Park
Tel. Nos.: (592) 226-3332 or 225-4626
Fax No.,: (592) 225-2773
e-mail beamspiu(&

4. Interested bidders may purchase a set of Bidding Documents, by written
communication to the Project Manager - BEAMS Programme or by applying in person for a non-refundable sum of four thousand Guyana dollars (G$4,000). Bidding Documents can be mailed to the prospective bidder once requested, but all mailing charges must be borne by the bidder. Payments for the purchase of Bidding
Documents shall be either cash or Manager's Cheque.

5 Each bid must be accompanied by valid NIS and IRD Compliance Certificates for
firms registered in Guyana. In addition a Bid Bond from a recognise Financial
Institution covering 2% of the Bid price.

6. Bids will be on sale from February 20, 2006 to March 20, 2006 at the BEAMS Project
Implementation Unit, 109 Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park on Mondays - Fridays except
on National Holidays between the hours of: 09:00 - 11:00 hrs. and 13:00 -15:00 hrs.

7. Bids must be placed in two (2) envelopes:

a. The inner envelope containing the bid must have the name and address of the
bidder and must be sealed.
b. The bid which is enclosed in the inner envelope must then be placed in an outer
envelope clearly marked at the top left-hand corner 'BEAMS BID FOR THE
PRINliNG OF RALP READERS' and be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement & TenderAdministration Board
Ministry of Finance - Back Building
Main & Urquhart Streets

8. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board at the above-mentioned address on or before 09:00 hours on
Tuesday, March 20,2006.

9. Bids 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 March 20, 2006 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board.

10. Late bids will be returned unopened. The Purchaser is not required to accept the
lowest priced bid but the bid that is considered the lowest evaluated.


Sunday Chronicle February 19,2006

S outhern

Bight in


SOUTHERN Blight is a common disease occurring on tomatoes worldwide and is common in tropical and sub tropical areas. This disease can be found in most tomato-growing areas locally. Under favourable conditions, this disease can result in plant death and severe crop losses. This disease can also affect other crops such as black eye pea and red kidneybeans etc. This disease is also known by several other common names such as Southern Wilt and Southern Stem Rot.
This disease is caused by the fungus Scierotiurn rolfsii sec. It can exist as both a saprophyte and a parasite in nature. It produces an abundance of white fluffy branched mycelium that forms scierotia. These sclerotia are roundish in shape and off white when immature becoming dark brown when mature. Some strains of this fungus have been reported basidial perfect stage referred to as Athelia rolfsii. However, the role of this perfect stage in the life cycle of this pathogen is unknown.

This organism can be found affecting the roots, stem and fruits of the tomato. plant. Plant parts in or near the soil tine are first affected. The first noticeable symptom is usually a brown to black rot of the stem near the soil line. This lesion develops rapidly, completely girdling the stem resulting in rapid wilting and yellowing of the above ground parts of the plant.
When seedlings are attacked, the fungus invades all parts of the
seedling resulting in
rapid death. Under
S favourable environmental conditions, an
abundance of white
S cottony inycelium
* covering the stem lesion and extending several centimeters up the
stem is commonly observed. Numerous
whitish immature sclerotia that later become dark brown will appear on the mycehium mat within a few days.
Tomato fruits in contact with infested soil or fungal myceliumn quickly become infected. Infected fruits become sunken and soft and often a starred shaped lesion is observed. Affected fruits collapse and become completely covered with white mycelium and sclerotia.

The fungus can survive several years as sclerotia in the soil and plant debris. S. rolfsii is generally restricted to the upper 2-3 inches of the soil and will not survive at deeper levels. Sclerotia can be easily disseminated by movement of infested soil or plant materials. Spread within the field can occur through contact with fungal mycelium. This organism is active in warm wet weather and results in high incidences of the disease.

Control of this disease can he difficult especially under conditions that are favourable for disease development. However, losses can be significantly reduced through a combination of several different strategies in disease management. Practice crop rotation for a period of at least two years using non susceptible crops such as corn. This will reduce tiw inoculum concentration and disease incidence.
Prepare land properly. Bury all crop litter 3-5 inches below soil surface. None of the buried litter should be brought hack near the soil surface by cultivation during the current i aon.
Pie, . ! movement of infected soil and plants from infected i s to disease free areas.
Fui; _.ides can be used in disease management. The fungicide pentachlonitrobenzene (PCNB) (marketed as earthic''e) was found to be very effective in controlling tO, disease based on trails conducted in Region Three iiis fungicide can be applied to planting holes prior i -ansplanting or can be used in the transplant water. . f also restricts disease spread if applied to affecte,' ants as soon as symptoms appear.






ARIES - Don't let that temper get away from you, especially if you're working on a project around the house with your special someone. You've got things to do, and you're quite ready to get them done. Be nice and be cooperative - and be sure to save some energy for recreation tonight. After all that work, along with what you've been dealing with lately, you know you've earned it.

TAURUS - You're on the lookout for your someone special - and you absolutely will not stop until you have them clearly in your sights. If you're attached, it's easy. Spoil them rotten tonight. If you're not, your mission, should you 'choose to accept it, is to get out of the way and let them approach you without giving them 'that look.' Make it easy on them, just this once.

GEMINI -- As you've no doubt realised over the past week or so, no matter how much you'd like it to, love doesn't run on a schedule - especially not this kind of love. You've found someone who's really, really appealing_ to your intellect. and your brain - as well as to your eyes. Who's to say how it will end? Only the two of you. If you're smart, do what you can to make sure the evening ends with a lovely, romantic kiss.

,01;, Z% CANCER - Ready to let go and let the universe handle things? Mostly those
tricky matters going on between family members? Well, it's about time. There's
~ ~ only so much you can do to start with, and once you've exhausted those ef/'~Jj\forts, it will be up to them to take the ball and run with it. If they do, all the
S better. if they don't, resolve to offer your help from a distance. You can't live
0 someone's life for them.

[EO - You've never run short on charm and you never will. Right about now, that talent will come in extremely handy, too- even more so than usual, that is.
Now, since the rest of us here on planet number three may not be quite so glib, ,a help us out. Entertain us. Let every charming syllable slip from your lips.

~ VIRGO - Ready to dig your heels in and defend what you believe in? Bet you are
- and bet you're quite eager to do it, too. If you're up against someone who's not as well armed as you are - verbally, at least - (which, at this moment, includes lust about everyone) try not to 'be too critical. Why show someone up if
,/~ that's not what's really called for?

~ LIBRA -- The heavens have decided to increase your charm and make you even more intensely persuasive. Of course, that's something You've been good at for a long time, and you've never really needed any help with it. Still, your skill at the rules of etiquette will make what's already a charming evening go along even more smoothly. Remember, it's what you do best and what others expect
of you. Smile pretty.

SCORPIO -- There's something going on behind the scenes - a very big something - and you've been privy to it for some time. You don't have permission to let anyone know about it, which goes double for whoever you're sure is already involved, it may be tough to keep quiet, but you need to do it, so you will.
Relax. You'll be proud of yourself when it's all over.

\SAGITTARIUS - Your peers are tired of your excuses. They want to see you,
and they want to see you now, even if you do have to get up for work tomorrow especially early. Too bad, because after all, so do they. They haven't had a good laugh in a long time, and they need you. It's admittedly your astrologiIcal job to entertain, so don't deprive them any further.

CAPRICORN - It's not just your loved ones who are so darned pleased with
what you've been able to successfully tackle lately, it's also the higher-ups who've been watching you to see if you're ready for a bump up the career ladder. You know you're worthy - of both their attention and affection - and you've proven it. Once the news arrives, and it will, let loose and do just a tad of celebrating.

%J You've certainly earned this.

AQUARIUS -- Someone you've had your eye on will be more than happy to stay up late tonight, chatting away about every subject imaginable. Make some coffee, and make yourself available. You may be tired at work tomorrow, but you've heard of power naps, and you're undoubtedly familiar with the concept. Take
S one, then gulp down that coffee and head out to continue astounding the
masses. Your mission is to keep your reputation intact. Ready? Bet you are.

PISCES -- This relationship is more than ready for Stage Twxo, so if you're thinking of taking that giant leap toward intimacy, don't hesitate. Yiou can do it now, and rest assured that it will all work out quite well, if this someone is taken, however, you might want to cool your heels and do not pass Go.
) There's no reason for you to share affections with anyone. You're loving,, cornr -~ ~passionate and more than worth the effort it takes to have you. Say thai,
and saxy it firmly to them, but also to yourself.





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Homestretch Avenue, D'Urban Backlands
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FOR PROVISION OF CAFETERIA SERVICES FOR STAFF Tenders are invited from reputable food services or individuals to provide reliable and efficient Cafeteria Services at National Communications Network, Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown.
Interested eligible bidders would be required to provide low cost meals/snacks to our staff and must be in possession of a Food Handler's Certificate, Suitable accommodation for serving of meals/snacks is available for inspection by prospective bidders Tenders must include:
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Elephants in love?

Nam Choke, an eight-year-old bull elephant (L), and Boonrawd, a seven-yearold cow elephant, form a heart shape with their trunks while the sun sets in the background at an elephant camp in the former Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya, 70 km (44 miles) north of Bangkok February 12, 2006. (REUTERS/ Sukree Sukplang)

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GIANT Panda Mei Xiang plays with son, 7-month-old Tai Shan, February 14, 2006 A pair of tropical 'kissing fish' kiss at a pet store in Shanghai February 14, 2009. at the Srmithsonian National Zoo in Washington during a visit by first lady Laura 'Kissing fish', called 'jie wep yu' locally, are popular gifts during Valentine's Bush. (REUTERS/White House/Shealah Craighead/Handout) Day in China. REUTERS/Aly Song

, Welcome to the 387thedition of
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3(2 2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast
3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 Chico Black Pepper to taste
3 large onions, halved and sliced thin 2-1/4 cups redwine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Set an empty soup kettle over medium heat. Pour oil into a large bowl; add roasts, and turn to coat. Generously sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Turn heat to medium-high. Place the first roast in the kettle, and cook until brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn, and cook until the other side is well brown, 4 to 5 minutes longer.

Remove roast from pan to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining roast. Add onions to pan, and cook until soft and golden brown around the edges, 4 to 5 minutes. Pour in wine, and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Return pot roast to pan, and cover with a sheet of heavy-duty foil, pressing on foil so that it is concave and touches the roast. Using a potholder, seal completely around the edges. Place lid snugly on pan; returnto a mediumhigh burner until panjuices start to bubble. Set pan in oven; cook until roasts are tender, about 1 VI2 hours. Carefully remove lid and foil, then remove roasts to a plate. Heat onions and pan drippings over medium-high heat. Mix flour with /2 cup of water, and add to drippings; sinmer until thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Slice roast, and serve immediately with gravy passed separately. Serves 12

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1/4 teaspoon ground cloves over meat S b4. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6
Icup. chopped onion hours or:up to 24hours turning occasionally. Remove meat
2 tablespoon cooking oil from bag, reserving the' marinade. In a 6- to 8-quart pan,
2 tablespoon lemonjuice brown meat on all sides in 2 tablespoons hot oil. Drain off
1 tablespoon vinegar excess oil. Add the teserved marinade, tomato juice and beef
I clove garlic, minced . broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 2
2 tablespoon cooking oil hours. Add carrots; potatoes and onion wedges. Return to
2 cup tomatojuice boiling: reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes
1-1/2 cupbeefbroth more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Transfer meat
8 medium carrots, halved crosswise and vegetables to a platter. Keep meat and vegetables warm.
4 mediumpotatoes, quartered . For gravy, skim fat from cooking juices; discard fat. Measure
2 large onions, cut into wedges 2-1/2 cups ofthejuices. Discard remaining juices. Return the
cup cold water 2-1/2 cups juices to the pan. Stir cold water into flour. Stir
1/4 cup all-purpose flour into juices. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook
and stir for 1 minute more. Serve gravy with meat and vegetables.


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Makes 8 servings.

reveals "Todd 3?nith" on new album

NEW YORK (Reuters Billboard) LL Cool J's next album, 'Todd Smith', is set for a March
21 release.
His first self-titled affair and 12th Def Jam album features guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, 112, Ginuwine, Freeway and Juelz Santana.
A video for Jermaine Dupri-produced lead single 'Control Myself', featuring Jennifer Lopez, was recently shot in New York and Atlanta by director Hype Williams. A spring tour is also in the works.
'Todd Smith' - taken from the rapper's given name, James Todd Smith - will be the follow-up to 2004's 'The Definition', which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 747,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
LL Cool J discussed the new album during a recent interview with Billboard.
"All I can really do is what I do and what comes natural, what I love," he said when asked if, as a veteran artist, he consciously tried to appeal to a younger audience. "If you pay attention to that, then hopefully someone should be able to relate to it. Whatever project I'm involved with, I try to make it positive and fun and as cool. I just make it to my taste, in other words, and go from there."
Having already tackled film and television, LL is also venturing into fashion with the launch of two new signature collections. He premiered his high-end line Todd Smith and the active wear line TS last week during Olympus Fashion Week in New York.

'Jeffersons' star dies
By Joal Ryan
E!Online - Franklin Cover, the character actor who endured racial barbs as Tom Willis for 10 years on TV's The Jeffersons, died last week Sunday of pneumonia at a New Jersey rest home for performers, it was announced last week.
Cover was 77, and had been convalescing fom an unspecified heat condition since last December, the Associated Press reported.
From 1975 to 1985, Cover costarred on 'The Jeffersons', the popular and enduring spinoff of 'All in the Family'.
Like its forerunner, 'The Jeffersons' was about a loudmouth with strong, and some would say, wrongheaded opinions. On 'The Jeffersons', the Archie Bunker-style bigot was George Jefferson, a black man originally from Harlem, played by Sherman Hemsley.
As Jefferson's neighbour in a deluxe Manhattan apartment building in the "sky-y-y," Wdlis made for a big target. He frequently was derided as a "honkey," on account of his being mighty white, and a "zebra," on account of his marriage to a black woman, Helen.
Whilethe role didn't bring Cover any critical accolades, it did help him make history. According to Total Television, Tom and Helen Willis were the first interracial couple to be featured on a primetime series.
Roxie Roker, who played Helen Willis, and later became better known as iuckerLeiny Kravitz's real-life mthei died in 1995.
Born on November 20, 1928 in Cleveland, Cover worked on TV on a guest star basis after The Jeffersons' run ended. His last appearance, per the Internet Movie Database, came in a 1999 episode of Will & Grace.
On the big screen, Cover played one of Stepford, Conectin's resent robot-cinkerng hauvinists in the origiLL COOL J is seen at New York Fashion Week, February 9, na 'The Stqepord Wives', released in 1975. In the greed-is-good
2006. LL Cool J's next album, 'Todd Smith,' is set for a 196s, he got eaten by the Wall Street sharks in Oliver Stone's
March 21 release. (REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky) Wall Street.

Valentine's breakup report denied

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Comedian/actor Bernie Mac is in final negotiations to sign on for his first role in a bigscree drama, co-starring with 'errence Howard in 'PDR' for Lionsgate Films.
'PDR', or Philadelphia Depairtment of Recreation, chronicles the real-life story of Jim Ellis (Howard), who in the 1970s transformed a group of troubled inner-city kids into one of the best swim teams in the county
N/I will play the janitor who. ,ith Howard, fights the clos;i-, of a icc centre and helps turn 1: ito a vital community centCi.

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sh,), - in late April t no e Shc! i the Eit Coast.
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Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his work on Fox's 'The Bernie Mac Show'. Featurewise, his credits include 'Bad Santa', 'Ocean's Eleven' and 'Ocean's Twelve'. He starred in the 2004 baseballthemed comedy 'Mr. 3000'.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Hollywood lovebirds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes remain engaged to be married and are proceeding with wedding plans, his publicist said last week, denying a Valentine's Day report to the contrary.
"It should be known that the story (of a breakup) is 100 per cent false," spokesman Paul Bloch said in a statement sent to news agencies in response to the report, from celebrity magazine Life & Style.
"Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes are still engaged and are moving forward with their wedding plans, as well as planning for the arrival of their child. Despite the malicious fallacies put forth . the couple is looking forward to a long and happy life together as a family."
Twice-married Cruise, 43, and Holmes, 27, began dating in April, but far from keeping their relationship low-key, the "Mission: Impossible" star became the butt of jokes in May after publicly declaring his passion for his new girlfriend in a manic, couch-jumping appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
He proposed tc Holmes in June at the Eiffel lower in Paris and announced their engagement the next day at a news conference. The pair said in October they were expecting a baby and the next month Cruise said he had bought a sonogram machine so they could monitor the development of their child in utero.
In an ABC interview in the fall, the couple said they planned to marry in 2006, but no precise date was set.
Citing unnamed sources described only as "multiple insiders," Life & Style reported on Tuesday that Cruise and Holmes had agreed to call off their engagement but maintain the "charade" of a romance until after the birth of their baby.
In the meantime, the magazine said, the two stars planned to live in Cruise's Beverly Hills home, though sleep in separate bedrooms, through the summnlr.
The report anony mously quoted a friend of Cruise as sayin-. "lhcir relationship is basically over." but that the actor plans to buN Holmes her own home nearby and share custody of the child.
A spokeswoman for Life & Style said the magazine stood behind its story '100 per cent."

THE COVER of the new issue of 'Life & Style' magazine featuring a photograph of actor Tom Cruise and fiancee, actress Katie Holmes is shown in this publicity photograph released February 14, 2006. (REUTERS/Life & Style

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