Guyana chronicle

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


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


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

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University of Florida
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Costy buttocks slap
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) A Colombian man
has been sentenced to rour years' house arrest for
slapping a woman's bottom as he rode by her on his
bicycle, sparking debate on whether the punishment
fit the crime.
Showing re-enactments of the incident, television
news shows were filled on Friday with legal experts of-

fearing opinions about the judgment handed down earlier in the week
by Bogota's district court.
Some said that to confine bicycle messenger Victor Garcia to
his home for ifryearsy for smacking Diana Marcela Diaz's but-
tocks was excessive. Others said it would deter other men.
One programme showed three models having their denim clad
bottoms smacked so hard by a phantom hand it could be clearly
heard by television viewers.
The women said that while the punishment seemed ex-

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THE government has
allocated about $700M to
fix city streets and drains
this year, President
Bharrat Jagdeo announced
yesterday after touring
several parts of South
Georgetown. Page two

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successful Guyana


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Rare toucans
spotted in
A LOCAL bird watching group says it has
spotted a pair of rare Toco Toucans in
Georgetown, far from their regular homes.

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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 26, 2006

President announces:

$700M to fix city streets, drains

THE government has allo-
cated about $700M to fix city
streets and drains this year.
President Bharrat Jagdeo an-
nounced yesterday after tour-
ing several parts of South
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said he had
earlier told residents in South
Georgetown he \was allocating
S200M to develop parts of the
capital city.
This sum. he explained, was
in addition to about $400M the
government is spending later
this year on about 200 roads in
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"'These roads are being de-
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$4)00M through the UDP and
the S200M that we have just al-
located ior work here, plus (an-
other) allocation of about $75M
for urbIn roads, we would he
spending close to about $700M
in the city. directly from the
budget and this is in addition to
what the City Council was al-
located." President Jagdeo said.
Among the areas the Presi-
dent visited were Rasville.
Roxanne Burnham Gardens.
Festival City. Kaikan Street
(well site). South Ruimveldt
Park, South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Stevedore Scheme, Guyhoc
Park. Lamaha Park. Lamaha
Springs. Albouystown,
Charlestown, La Penitence,
North Ruimveldt, Tucville and
Laing Avenue.
Based on his promise to the
City Council last October, the
President said $200M was put
in escrow, adding, "I said to
them we are going to develop a
plan for the utilisation of the re-
sources. So today we have been
to several of the communities
and over the next few days, the
Mayor and Deputy Mayor and
the City Council will be sitting
down with the Minister of Pub-
lic Works and Maintenance Su-

perintendent at the Ministry of
Works, Lloyd Rawlins and oth-
ers to determine some of the ar-
eas. I want most of the areas
covered that I visited. They
showed me the problems,
which have to do mainly with

roads and drainage."
GINA said he was dissatis-
fied with the sloth by the
Mayor and City Council in ex-
ecuting projects.
The President, it reported,
noted that he recently met

Mayor Hamilton Green and
Deputy Mayor Robert Will-
iams, both of whom expressed
frustration with the bureau-
cracy at the level of the coun-
cil, which is said to be the rea-
son for the sloth. The President

in October last allocated more
than $50M to the council for
emergency works to prepare for
the December-January rainy

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$700M to

fix city streets ...
(From page two)
"Some of that money is still to be spent and that money
was given since last year. We have to work with them to avoid
the bureaucracy at City Hall that would sit on large sums of
money without utilising it," the President said.
GINA said areas to benefit from the $200M allocation an-
nounced yesterday include Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Festi-
val City, Kaikan Street (well site), South Ruimveldt Park,
South Ruimveldt Gardens, Stevedore Scheme, Guyhoc Park and
Lamaha Park.
The President. GINA said, vilited Rasville to decide "ith
residents how the money would be spent to enhance the infra-
structure of the area.
It was decided by residents that focus in Rjsville would
be on roads, drains and street lights, the agency. ,-aid. adding
that they also raised concerns inadequate water supply
In response. President Jagdeo explained thdt water supply
in the area would be boosted by an ongoing programme of the
hMirsmn of Housing and Water to regulanse various section,
He said he could not make a commitment on street lights
and GINA reported that the N1&CC indicated bills for the elec-
tncilt used by the street lamps ,would be paid when the lamps
are in operation
Residents the agency said. also called for upgrading a
play field in Ro\anne Burnham Gardens w here nian. children
Sgo for recreational acumities.
President Jagdeo said the Comnunumity De\elopment Coun-
cil ICDCi of Rjastlle and Ro'\-nne Burnham Gardens should
put together a proposal to upgrade the plain ground
A burning issue the reidecnit raiscd i: tulls reeulansina the
community and the agency .id thhc\ intornied the Prc :dcrnt
that sure\ orf the areca: has commenced and later in the year
it is expected that titles to land will be allocated.
"Regularisation is important but in the meanwhile I will
allocate some nine' so you can improve the area. Hence, 1
will give the M&CC $5M to be spent in the area and the CDC
has to work with the council to ensure the money is properly
spent," President Jagdeo told residents.
Housing and Water Minister Mr Shaik Baksh and officials
of the council will return to Rasville to meet residents on
Wednesday, GINA said.
President Jagdeo's \isii yesterday was part of his regular
tours and interactions with residents countrywide to collec-
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Rare toucans spotted in Georgetown

By Kenwah Choquanyi

A LOCAL bird watching
group says it has spotted a
pair of rare Toco Toucans in

Georgetown, far from their
regular homes.
President of the Guyana
Amazon Tropical Birds Society
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UNITED States President
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forming government

By Waleed Ibrahim

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) Iraq's
top political leaders
condemned sectarian
violence and agreed
yesterday to push ahead with
the formation of a new
government after a crisis
meeting to ease tensions that
have raised fears of civil war.
The talks, which included
Shi'ite Prime Minister Ibrahim
al-Jaafari, Kurdish President
Jalal Talabani, and leading Sunni
and secular politicians, came
after four days of some of the
worst violence since the U.S.-led
invasion of 2003.
"The Iraqi people have one
enemy; it is terrorism and only
terrorism. There are no Sunnis
against Shi'ites or Shi'ites
against Sunnis," Jaafari said in
a live address on Iraqi television
after the three-hour meeting.
"All or most expressed the
importance of accelerating the
political initiative without any
Arab Sunni politicians, who
had pulled out of talks on the
government after attacks on
their community, attended the
meeting, as did U.S.
Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay
It came after U.S. President
George W. Bush made a round
of phone calls yesterday to Iraqi
leaders of all sects, urging them
to work together to calm
Hours earlier, influential
Shi'ite and Sunni religious and
politicians held talks and vowed
to join forces to ease bloodshed
which killed at least 40 more

Iraqis yesterday.
Bush pressed his support
for a unity government in Iraq
in his conversations with seven
Iraqi leaders and praised their
handling of the situation, said
Frederick Jones, spokesman for
the White House National
Security Council.
"He encouraged them to
continue to work together to
thwart the efforts of the
perpetrators of the violence to
sow discord among Iraq's
communities," Jones said.
Flanked by senior Sunni,
Kurdish and Shi'ite politicians,

Jaafari said they had also agreed
to protect shrines and mosques.
pay compensation and prevent
a repeat of the violence.
They would also set up an
investigation committee.
Political leaders have been
trying to form a government
since the results of December's
parliamentary election were
made official in mid-January.
The violence flared after the
destruction on Wednesday of a

major Shi'ite shrine prompted
reprisals against Sunnis.
More than 200 people have
been killed in the sectarian strife
that threatens the. Bush
administration's hopes of
withdrawing its forces from
Representatives of firebrand
Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
met members, of the most

influential Sunni religious
organisation and the biggest
Sunni political bloc at a Sunni
shrine in Baghdad, the site of
clashes overnight.
Envoys of Sadr, whose
militiamen were accused by
some Sunnis of attacking Sunni
mosques in reprisal for the
attack in the city of Samarra,
vowed Iraqi unity with the

Muslim Clerics Association and
the main Sunni bloc, the Iraqi
Accordance Front.
Sadr's representatives
reiterated denials that his Mehdi
Army militia attacked Sunnis
and their mosques.
"There is no way we will
be divided no matter what the
conspiracies," said Fadil al-
Sharaa, a cleric who represented

Sadr in talks at a Sunni mosque
in Baghdad.
Sharaa blamed the U.S.
occupation for acts designed to
spread sectarian tensions and
called for American troops to
leave Iraq or set a timetable for
In a symbolic gesture,
Shi'ite and Sunni leaders held
hands and then prayed after
the talks at the Abu Hanifa
mosque, the site of one clash
"God is greatest, God is
greatest," they said,
embracing and kissing.

Arroyo swoops as Filipinos

mark 'people power'

By Manny Mogato and
Carmel Crimmins

MANILA, (Reuters) -
Suspected coup plotters were
hauled in for questioning
and the office of an
opposition newspaper was
raided in the Philippines
yesterday, a day after
President Gloria Macapagal
Arroyo imposed a state of
But Manila's streets were
calm, in sharp contrast to the
chaotic scenes 20 years ago to
the day when one million
people stood up to army tanks
on the EDSA highway, forcing
dictator Ferdinand Marcos to
flee in a celebrated "people
power" revolt.
Arroyo, who survived a
crisis last year over allegations
of vote-rigging and corruption,
invoked emergency rule on
Friday, citing a "systematic
conspiracy" against her by
members of the opposition,
communists and "military
"(The) military has
effectively crushed the plot but
some people responsible for it
are still out there," national
police chief Arturo Lomibao
told reporters yesterday.
Former police chief Ramon
Montano and leftist
congressman Crispin Beltran
were taken in for questioning.
Lomibao said he had a list of
other targets, with former
senator Gregorio Honasan,
hailed as a hero in the
overthrow of Marcos, at the
About a dozen army and air
force lieutenants, who were
recruited to take part in the

coup, turned themselves in to
senior commanders, in the first
apparent admission that there
was a plan to destabilise the
Arroyo government.
"Many young officers have
started surrendering for fear of
getting arrested," said a senior
general, who declined to be
named, adding that the army
was expanding its probe to pin
down the masterminds and
financiers of the plot.
The military was on alert
for street protests and arrests

The National Union of
Journalists called a news
conference for today to protest
against the clampdown and
warnings that news
organizations risked closure for
biased coverage or reporting of
sensitive military details.
There have been a dozen
coup attempts in the last two
decades, but some analysts say
Arroyo's government amplifies
threats to ward off plotters and
shore up public support.

presidents Corazon Aquino and
Fidel Ramos when they
separately called on Arroyo to
resign last year.
"Military posturing of any
kind and for any reason
severely risks our position
among the family of honourable
nations," Gaudencio Rosales
told the congregation, which
included Aquino, an icon of the
EDSA demonstrations, and
Ramos, who succeeded her.
The military detained the
commander of an elite

were expected to continue. .. regiment on Friday as the
leader of troops allegedly
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Arroyo cited biased local anti-Arroyo rallies. Police
reporting in her decision to later broke up two protests
invoke emergency rule and, of about 5,000 people each,
before dawn yesterday, police one by using fire hoses and
raided a pro-opposition batons.
newspaper and troops were But there were no
sent to watch over the protests yesterday and
country's two main Arroyo, surrounded by
broadcasters, ABS-CBN and aides and security, visited
GMA7. one of Manila's malls,
The Daily Tribune's editor which were unusually quiet
said the newspaper would as shoppers avoided
continue to publish despite possible flashpoints.
police confiscating copies from Senator Miriam
the printing press and .. Defensor-Santiago, an ally to
padlocking the office. Arroyo and former judge, said
"They just swooped the president's order did not
down, went inside," Ninez President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo clearly specify the scope and

Cacho-Olivares said on
radio. "This is like martial
Police also went to the
Abante tabloid but Elvira Altez,
a member of its board, said the
officers left after seeing crews
from two television stations.
The president's allies
defended the newspaper raids as
a legitimate step against
attempts to incite unrest, but
critics said it was reminiscent of
martial law under Marcos.

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The indefinite state of
emergency dented investor
sentiment, with the peso falling
1 per cent to 52.20 to the dollar
on Friday.

At a mass to celebrate the
"people power" movement,
Manila's influential archbishop
said the government should
consider "personal sacrifice", a
phrase used by former

limits of the emergency
powers but still respected the
rights of citizens, including the
freedom of speech.
But rights group Amnesty
International said it was
concerned the emergency
"may increase the risk of
serious human rights
violations and may
undermine the rule of law in
the Philippines". (With
reporting by Rosemarie



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CARACAS, Venezuela,
(Reuters) Venezuela has
delayed a suspension of
some U.S. passenger and
cargo flights until March 30
while the government
holds talks with U.S.
carriers over the
restrictions, authorities
said yesterday.
Venezuela said last week
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and Continental Airlines
flights and restrict flights by
American Airlines effective
March 1 as it demanded
Washington lift restrictions
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"The date was extended
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INAC said Venezuelan
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American and other carriers
over the decision it says was in
response to restrictions placed
on Venezuela in 1995 by the
U.S. Federal Aviation
Washington, already
sharply at odds with
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez, warned on Friday it
would consider taking action

the flight restrictions.
The airline spat is the latest
to test relations between the
United States and Venezuela, the
world's No. 5 oil exporter and a
key crude supplier to the U.S.

Venezuela has struggled for
a decade to get the FAA to
revise its 1995 ruling that the
South American country had
failed to fully comply with
International Civil Aviation
Organization safety standards.
The U.S. agency gave
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By Frank Jack Daniel and
Monica Medel

Mexico, (Reuters) A six-
day search for 65 workers
trapped in a Mexican coal
mine has been suspended
but dozens of relatives
refused to leave the mine
entrance yesterday, hoping
for a miracle.
Officials suspended the
search for two or three days
on Friday night because high
levels of methane gas
threatened to spark a new
explosion like the one that
ripped through the mine last
Sunday morning.
Rescuers say at least half
of the men are almost
certainly dead because there
is not enough oxygen to
sustain life in the sections of
the mine they were working

in at the time of the
Many of the hundreds of
relatives who had stayed at the
mine entrance have gone home.
But about 40 were still there
yesterday, refusing to give up
"The probabilities are
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Botello, 30, whose father
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deepest section of the mine
at the time of the explosion.
Since then, there has been
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missing men and their
chances of survival slip with
every hour that passes. Their
only chance would now be if
they were close to a large
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ACROSS the Caribbean Community crime and violence
continue to command a significant percentage of news
coverage of importance by the print and electronic media.
And Guyana's share is quite evident.
It is not that mainstream, responsible media have
any special interest in or passion for covering crime at
the expense of what is considered by some
"development" or "positive" news concepts that
continue to provoke debates.
Rather, the media, generally, cover with a sense of
regret, pain or frustration they share with the public
"news" created by the acts of criminals. Naturally, it is
difficult to speak for those media enterprises that exploit,
as a matter of policy, either crime or sex with a profit
The frustration and pain become more severe when

the law enforcement agencies appear to be
overwhelmed by the tactics and strategies of the
criminals and those seemingly bent on fostering
violence that could further aggravate social tensions.
Indeed, the success rate in solving murders and
armed robberies is of grave concern for a number of
CARICOM states, Guyana included. Reports such as the
"police are intensifying investigations" have become the
norm, a cliche, and increasingly viewed with cynicism by
a public anxious to have results.
Here in Guyana, as in other CARICOM jurisdictions,
there are far too many unsolved murders, armed
robberies and other serious crimes.
Understandably, the Guyanese people would find no
comfort in this reality. Every society expects the best
possible performance by its law enforcement agencies
in dealing with serious crimes and lawlessness.
Too few have been the cases of solved murders and
'discovery' or 'seizure' of illegal arms and
ammunition. Too many illegal weapons are out there.
Too many drug dealers continue to enjoy the fruits
of their criminal ways of living, some with the connivance
of rogue elements located within the disciplined forces.
From Jamaica and The Bahamas in the north to
Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname in the
southern region of CARICOM, as well as in Eastern
Caribbean states, the Commissioners of Police must be
required, to give at least a monthly public report on
progress in investigations of murders, armed robberies,
kidnapping and other serious crimes.
This could be done as part of a new thrust to win
public confidence and support. Public accountability
would also require information on whether the police
have at least a reasonable idea of how many illegal
guns and dangerous weapons are at large in the service
of criminal networks.
If they see the wisdom, the value of structured media

Bajan Cabinet politics

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BARBADIANS will today
continue to discuss with
passion, as they have been
doing this past week, the
implications of Prime
Minister Owen Arthur's most
significant cabinet shake-up
since he assumed office in
1994, as well as the future of
its challenge for power, the
opposition Democratic

Labour Party (DLP)
Trinidadians. on the other
hand, will be getting into the
final frenzy for this week's
2006 carni a;l as Guyanese wind
down from n last week's
Mashramanm celebrations that
marked the country's 36th
republic anniversary.
As Tl'rni, blend bacchanal
politics particularly that of
the main opposition tUnilcd
National Congress (I'NC).
with their carnival, the political
parties in Guyana would be
increasingly competing for
attention in preparation
for general election, in fi\e
months time.
In Jamaica. the irulilng
People's National Part I PNI'P
*. \,,- esterda\ choosinti a
,.iccessor in the rctlin -' IP.1

Patterson as party leader who
will automatically be later sworn
in by new Governor General
Kenneth Hall as new Prime

objective could prove very
daunting. Ask Panday's UNC.
As the PNP deals with a
problem of its own
making. knowing how

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As is widely known.
yesterday's PNP convention
came at the end of a most
bruising campaign among the
lour contenders for the prize of
leadership of party and country.
The relevance here to the
PNP's way of choosing a leader
who also becomes Prime
Minister. is the evident harm
such public, national election-
style campaigning can inflict on
a party.
The campaigning has been
far worse than the last time
when the popular Portia
Simpson unsuccessfully
competed against Palterson to
succeed. in April 1992. the then
ailing Michael Manley as party
leader and Prime Minister.
['he outcome between lthe
!wo claimed front-rinners -
Portia Simpson-Miller and Peter
Phillips --- would be known
before this column is puhlislhcel.

What remains uncertain is
the depth of the wound lhatl lth
leadership campaign inm\ Iha\
inflicted on the part\ 's chances
at the cotinil general
election. Talking about post-
aamtpaign "unitl\ is the eas\
;;rl. A\chic\ in such an

eagerly the Jamaica Labour
Party waits to exploit its
leadership campaign trauma, let
me share some reflections with
readers on last weekend's
cabinet reshuffle in Barbados.
From all indications, the
reshuffle would have been a


Basdeo Panday
tortuous exercise in what a Head
of Government does with what
he has and what he hopes to
achieve -before a new general
In every multi-party
cnlmocratic state a cabinet
shake-up normally evokes
excitement. Some more than
others. depending on the extem
of the changes: and particularly
if they coincide with
speculations of a likely early
' i.cral el.clion.

In Barbados' case, rule
out the possibility of a snap
poll before another two years.
Having settled to lead his
incumbent Barbados Labour
Party (BLP) into the next
general election not
constitutionally due before
May 2008 Arthur would not
want to gamble with any
perceived advantages froin the
trauma of divisions within the
opposition DLP as he eves a
fourth term.
Such an achievement could.
of course. prove much more
difficult. though not impossible.
than his cabinet reshuffle of
plenty surprises. There is no
precedent for a successive
fourth-teri victory in
Barbados' parliamentary
The Prime Minister would.
therefore, have to carefully
manage the temptation to exploit
a perceived need by the DLP
for quality time to mend
the fractures resulting from
hitter internal wrangling.
A dramatic climax to the
factionalism politics in the DLP
was the recent unprecedented
development of Clyde Mascoll
quitting as Opposition
Leader to cross over to the BLP.
An economist, who once
served with the Barbados
Central Bank. Mascoll now sits
in Arthur's cabinet makeover
as Minister of State in the
Ministry of Finance, which is
headed by the Prime Minister.
also an economist by training.

Mascoll's indecent political
somersault will continue to
haunt him as he summons all
his skills to defend and foster
lie BI.P gove iinentil's policies

and strategies he had so
virulently opposed, in and out
of parliament, as a spokesman
for the DLP.
Prime Minister Arthur
himself may yet come to face,
for all the political craftiness
with which he is associated,
that there is a strong view out

P.J. Patterson
there that his tough, energetic
Deputy Prime Minister, Mia
Mottley. has suffered a loss in
her political lustre by being
removed as Attorney General,
while her boss has strengthened
his tight control on this third-
term BLP administration.
Sandwiched, as she now is,
between Arthur and Mascoll in
'he Ministry of Finance, with
the newly created Ministry of
Economic Affairs and
Development. Mottley's
removal as Attorney
General that included
responsibilities for sensitive
areas as immigration.
information and broadcasting.
mnay not, however, be
as surprising as the axing front
the cabinet of the high profile
populist ex-DLP politician.
Hamilton Lashley. as Minister
of Social Transformation.

Lashley's exclusion from
the cabinet could yet pose a
major challenge among
grassroots Bajans for Arthur,
depending on what he chooses
to do.
A related surprise was the
appointment of Dale Marshall
as the new Attorney General.
having been switched
from responsibility as Mi sister
of International Business. Now
located among
Mottley's responsibilities, the
Ministry of International
Business is not known to
have had any significant impact.
Some even viewed it as
having been unnecessary in the
first place, when considered in
the context of portfolio
responsibilities of Dame Billie
Miller as Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Foreign
Trade; Lynette Eastmond
for Business Development, plus
the regular interfacing by the
Prime Minister himself with
international financiers
and entrepreneurs.
For its part, the initial
response from the DLP to the
cabinet reshuffle was
confusing and below what
was expected. It suggests the
agony the party continues to
cope with internally while
coming to grips with the
post-Mascoll phase of
strategising, reconstruction
and re-energising for a return
to power.
It is going to be one very
tough battle for Arthur to
successfully steer the Bees
into an unprecedented fourth
term, since the Dems, led
again by David Thompson,
can only go forward
from here after its own self-
inflicted body blows.

conferences, at least once every fortnight, then our Police
Commissioners may also share with the media the
specific outstanding needs they have in order to enable
better performances in the battle against crime.
Press releases, however useful, cannot be a
substitute for regular inter-facing with the media that, in
turn could be reasonably held accountable for ignoring
"facts" in preference for "fiction" or irresponsible, callous
Trouble is that there are Police Commissioners who,
unlike counterparts in some jurisdictions, are yet to
inform themselves of the value of private background
briefings and/or official media conferences, simply
because they do not conceive of the media as a "partner"
in the fight against the criminal networks.
In a few jurisdictions, it is easier to reach by phone
a cabinet minister, or even Head of Government, than a
Police Commissioner. Why? This attitude must change
- all around.
The sooner, the better, with 'accountability' and
'responsibility' being watchwords for both police and

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suNDAY CHRONiCLE February 26, 2006-

PRAISE be to the Lord, the
Most High!
Thy creations are a wonder
to behold, and I bear witness
and testimony to the wondrous
wonders of thy hand.
If ever I was a backslider, I
became a full-blown born again
on a main road in Georgetown
on Mash Day 2006 and I'll
continue to sing the praises to
the Most High until my days
on this earth are done.
Oh, what mighty miracles
did unfold on Mash Day in GT
on the blessed Thursday of the
last week! Wonders of wonders!
Me? I am not into the de-
bate about Intelligent Design
that has some people trying to
slap each other around about
who or what created who or
what on this earth.
I was a born a believer, I
grew up being a believer and I
am still a believer.
No matter who say what
who say, there had to be some
mighty, mighty hand behind the
creation of those true born,
genuine species of the Guyanese
woman that the Most High put
on the streets of Georgetown
this Mash Day just gone.
All right, don't slap me! I
saw some overseas women (in-
cluding the Brazilians) but our
Guyanese women outshone
them all!
Big them up, man!
If ever I harboured doubts
about what it is that makes
Guyana different, the Most
High showed me the light again
on the roads in Georgetown last
I give praise and thanks to
thee, the Most High, for be-
stowing on this your land, your
bountiful mercy.
I have been far, I have
been wide; I have been high, I
have been low; and I swear I
am still to see women sweeter
than those who still dwell
For that, your humble ser-
vant gives thanks, Lord.
Acting Agriculture Minister
Sash Sawh was beaming last
week when he talked about his
ministry creating an interna-
tional stir with good old
Guyana sugar.
Well beam on, Mr Sawh!
Your sweet sugar band created
a mighty stir on Mash Day.
But sweeter than all the
sugar in the land, are those
sweet, sweet women who will
forever stir the hearts of man
here, no matter how much and
how deep the European Union
cut the price they pay for our
Our sugar sweet too bad to
ever turn sour for us.
And there's no price in the
world for the sweetness of our
women folk.
There's got to be some kind
of secret ingredients here for our
women to exude the kind of
sweetness they have to so
mightily stir the hearts of men
near and far.
Don't take just my word
for it.




B3 Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

A MAIN focus in the Carib-
bean these days is on the poli-
tics taking place in a number
of our countries.
In Haiti. the people of the
most impoverished nation in the
Western Hemisphere are cel-
ebrating the ictorn of soft-
spoken politician Rene Preval,
now set to become the
country's next President follow -
ing elections in the volatile
country two \weeks ago.
In Jamaica. an intense
battle is taking place for the
leadership of the People's Na-
tional Part) (PNPi as Prime
Minister Percinal Noel James
Patterson, the island's longest-
serving Prime Minister since
1992. is bowing out of active
politics which he entered in
1969 after w inning a by-election.
campaigning with the slogan
'Young, gifted, and black."
In Barbados. an anticipated
Cabinet reshuffle \ith some
surprising shifts in portfolios
has been announced by Prime
Minister Owen Arthur while in
Guyana. political parties are
gearing up for general elections
constitutionally due by August
this year.
No doubt too, eyes and
ears are on Trinidad and Tobago,
particularly on the country's
parliamentary opposition party
and the political gymnastics that
are taking place in the United
National Congress (UNC) as it
too readies itself for general elec-
tions due in late 2007.
While the twin-island re-
public should really be keeping
a close watch on how the
Patrick Manning administration
has been spending the nation's
vast wealth, sadly. the country's
attention has been caught up


Remember that halaal meat
Rasta I told you about some
time back? Well, guess where I
ran into him again last Thurs-
That's right on the streets
of Georgetown! And as soon as
he clapped eyes on me, he went
into a serious jump and wave
session and there we were my
halaal meat Rasta buddy and I,
jumping and waving.
'See them halaal meat?!'
High five! Jump and wave.
'See more halaal meat?!'
More high fives, more jump and
And the endless parade
moved if you can call what
they were doing moving. End-
less motions, endless music,
endless wonders.
And amid the throngs, he
and I knelt on the ground and
paid homage to the Most High
for the wonders of His cre-
The last I saw of the halaal
meat Rasta, he was dribbling
profusely from the mouth -

n ofp(

with the anious antics taking
place in the UNC which as far
as I can see is a battle for re-
tainng the old pohlics \ersu, an
embracing oft w ider s ision
Despite the planned and
orchestrated booing of the LNC
political leader, Winston
Dookeran at a pohtical rallI last
weekend. Dookeran preil-
ously described as timid and a
rollover showed mettle and
strength of character when he
stood up before a hostile section
of the crowd and talked about
the new politics which em-
braced all peoples of the coun-
I should point out that the
rally was organized and stage-
managed for the single objecune
of heralding the return of former
Attorney General Ramesh
Lawrence Maharaj the \ery
same man who brought down
the Panday government when
he and two others withdrew
their support from the govern-
ment and conspired with the
People's National Movement
(PNM) to form an accommoda-
tion government.
That accommodation gov-
ernment, however, did not
materialise because Panday,
within one year of going back
into government, was forced to
call fresh elections.
Although Dookeran was
chosen to succeed Panday as
political leader of the UNC late
last year, somewhere along the
way Panday who self-ap-
pointed himself party Chairman
made a grand 360 degree turn-
around on the new political
leader, taking unilateral deci-
sions such as the appointment
of retired Olympic athlete Ato
Boldon as a senator, without
any consultation with


There was neither any talk
between Dookeran and Pandas
over the special political rally
nor on the return of Maharaj to
the LNC
What has changed with iMr
Panda\ '
From my point of view.
Panday has gotten a rude awak-
ening as he realizes that
Dookeran would be no puppet.
would actually oppose him on
certain issues and statements
and would ha\e his o\wn posi-
ton on the evolving politics for
the UNC and the country and
not stick to Pandas's tribal
style of pohnics

It could also be that
Panday )\ants to hang on to
power a little longer, maybe
scenting a return to government.
particularly as a recent poll
showed a majority of the popu-
lation dissatisfied with the per-
formance of the Manning gov-
There's also another view
making the rounds that Maharaj,
once described by Panday as the
"great betrayer" and the biggest
"neemakaran" the country had
ever seen, was being brought
back into the party so he can
easily slip into the legal team
that is defending Panday in a
trial that begins next month.
Panday, who failed to get
the Privy Council to stop the
trial, is facing three counts of
making a false declaration on his
income and assets by failing to
declare an account at the Lon-
don National Westminster Bank
for the years 1997, 1998 and
That Maharaj would be
part of the legal team wouldn't
surprise me, particularly as he


and I didn't believe it w as from
the sight and smell of the duck
curry stall at the side of the
I swear that Rast- had other
kinds of meat on his halaal meal-
loving mind.
And in all the lo\e that en-
veloped the land that glorious
day, the only slapping I heard
about was the kind that chap in
Colombia got into serious
trouble for last week. (You
didn't hear about it? Check out
our Sunday Morning comer on
page one today!)
The love and sweetness was
flowing so much that not too
many people were paying atten-
tion to the Robert and Robert
show on the road.
What Robert and Robert
Hold on'- you didn't see
one Robert wining and leading
the big, big PNCR band, and the
other Robert wining and leading
the state media band? Well, if
you can call that wining they
were only trying.

said laqs Sunda) that he had al-
ready been re\ iew ing the file on
Panday's case.
But wouldn't that be one
of the greatest ironies in the
politics of Basdeo Panday if
Maharaj is indeed part of his le-
gal defence team? The same man
who was ultimately responsible
for the investigations into
Panday and the subsequent
charges against him.
If Maharaj is not entering
the legal team through the party,
the other question that has to be
asked is why is Panday mash-
ing tip the UNC to bring
Maharaj back in?
What really is Maharaj's
value to the UNC as a politi-
cian? And are UNC supporters,
predominantly Indo-
Trinidadians so easily swayed
to welcome him back and
quickly forget the pain, hurt and
tears they suffered when their
government collapsed because of
Can the general population
of Trinidad and Tobago also put
their trust in Maharaj who is
now similarly claiming deep-
seated corruption and all sorts of
conspiracies in the PNM? Is
Maharaj like the boy who cried
wolf? When can we really believe

: ; ..

(You did see the hot, hot
NCN girls, and them swinging
PNCR girls, though? Who could
miss them and keep their eyes
off them???!!!)
That's why you miss the
Robert and Robert show?
Ah, well...wonder what
would have happened if the two
Roberts were to butt up? That'
would have been a mother of all
cultural mix for'2006!
Who knows? With the
sweetness that poured forth on
Mash Day 2006, all things are
Give praise .and thanks to
the Most High.

As far as I can see, Maharaj
brings no real valuee to the UNC.
The counu' doesn't need to hear
him in his most vile language to
be convinced about the poor per-
formance of the current govern-
ment or the rapid increase in
criminal activities in the country.
We're well aware of it.
Maharaj is neither br'"ging
supporters to the UNC as his
own Team Unity party failed
piteously in the 2002 general
elections, quickly fading into
oblivion as fast as it was con-
And finally. Maharaj does
not ha e the appeal to sway the
voters, particularly\ the middle
class and the floating voters in
the very important constituen-
cies along the East-West corridor
which hold the key to which
party wins the election.
On the other hand,
Dookeran, now sidelined by
Panday, is being seen as the only.
politician in the country who can
transcend the racial and social
Dookeran comes across as a
down-to-earth, honest individual
and although a well-respected
economist and intellectual, he can
relate to people across the di-
vide, whether in the agricultural
fields or ina room full of execu-
In a country where racial
politics is well-entrenched in the
two main political parties, the
old way of politics is constantly
being rejected with every passing
election with the percentage of
floating voters, the "fence-sit-
ters" growing wider.
It is for this reason that the
PNM which held power for 30
continuous years until 1986, can
no longer boast of a guaranteed
victory at the polls.
So for the UNC to have
any semblance of a chance of
getting into power, their
weapon has to be Winston
Dookeran, leading the charge.


C,.**; A. ;I .

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The Uide of t7h5 Leg1 E Drarin

By Gwynne Dyer

MOST people are ambivalent
-about the-"brain-drain". -
On one hand, it's hard to
blame young doctors ot teachers
or engineers from poor!countries
for moving to rich countries
where the pay is higher, the
working conditions a4e better,
and opportunities fdr further
training abound. On the other
hand, what about fhe poor
people they leave behind, with
little money and fewer
prospects, who paid the taxes
that made it possible to educate
these high flyers?
By contrast, here is
relatively little concern about the
"leg drain". The star football
(soccer) players of lEurope are
increasingly drawn'from the
developing countries, but
nobody sees anything wrong
with that. Well, almost nobody.
"I find it unhealthy, if not
despicable, for rich clubs to
send scouts shopping in Africa,,
South America and ASia to 'buy'
the most promising players
there," wrote Sepp Blatter three
years ago in the Financial
Times. "Europe's leading clubs
conduct themselves increasingly
as neo-colonialists who don't
give a damn:about heritage and
culture, but engage in social and
economic rape by lobbing the
developing world pf its best
The perpetuallyiirate Swiss
president of the International
Federation of Football
Associations (FIFA is being a

trifle harsh here.
This practice gives a few
poor but talented young people
a chance to transform their lives
though sheer sporting prowess
and it really doesn't hurt
But now along comes
Branko Milanovic, a senior
economist at the World Bank,
and sets out to quantify the
costs and benefits of creating
what amounts to an
international market in good
football players.
The best players from the
poor countries earn 20 or 50
times what they could back
home, and the people waving
the money at them do very
well, too. The rich, big-city
clubs of Europe have widened
their lead over the smaller
and poorer clubs in their own
national leagues since the
restrictions on foreign
players were loosened.
Put good players with
other good players and they all
get better, so the relatively few
teams in the national leagues
that can afford to bring in lots
of foreign talent dominate the
competition as they never did
before. In 2002, for the first time
since the Second World War,
not one team from the poorer
southern regions of Italy
qualified for a place inlSerie A,
the Italian premier league. Until
the late 1990s, there, were
always three.or four southern
teams there.
It's the free market at work:

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the standard of play has risen,
but only the richest teams can
afford to buy that standard. If
-you-mnake-diffeent rules,
however, that kind of
discrimination by wealth doesn't
For the World Cup, FIFA
insists that national teams be
made up of citizens Of the
country in question, so most of
the "imports" take their skills
and experience back to their
home countries. The testlt has
been that countries like
Cameroon, Turkey and Nigeria
are suddenly showing, up in the
finals alongside the perennial
contenders like France,
Germany and Italyi Their
players go off to Europe to make
money and acquire ney skills,
but when it comes to
international competition they
still play for the home team.
Branko Milanovic's real
concern is the "brain drain," and
the whole point of his paper is
that something CAN be done
about it. Simply to ban the
emigration of skilled workers
from poor countries to rich ones

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part of their limited
education budgets on
t raining students who then
emigrate, and they are owed
..something both by the
destination countries and by
Sthe emigrants themselves.
SO6mething more than an
64casional cash transfer.
Milanovic proposes that
English- and Frenich-speaking doctors, nurses, teachers and
Caribbean: Haiti loses 84 per scientists from developing
cent of post-secondary countries who export their skills
graduates to richer countries, to Western countries should
Jamaica loses 85 per cent, and spend one year in five serving
Guyana loses 89.per cent. the people back home. That
But Africa is also wouldn't work if the emigrants

left for political reasons, like the
quarter of all Iranians with a
tertiary education who now live
-abroad, and even foui oilers it
would need much fine tuning.
What about people witl
kids in school or dependent
parents? Who decides when
they must go home for a stint
of voluntary work, and who
pays them while they are there'
Who covers their mortgages
while they are away?
But the rich countries are
systematically looting the poor
countries of highly qualifiefi
people to fill the gaps left b
their own. education system!,
and they do owe something
back. One way would be to
make some form of service to
the home country a'condition Mf
entry for -highly educated
immigrants from developing
The human rights
implications are complex, but
it bears thinking about.
London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries)

A natural space for Integration

By Manuel Madriz

ON JANUARY 30, six Carib-
bean countries launched a
free trade area to bring to
fruition the Caribbean
Single Market and Economy
(CSME), an integration
project which seeks to Incor-
porate the remaining
CARICOM countries by 2008.
This Free Trtde oone
endeavours to promote thie ex-
change of services, oodi and
qualified personnel among hose
territories, which: in 'turn
strengthens common econ mic
growth. The establi hment of
this CSME is an historic event
that will lead to an impr ved

standard of living and sustain-
able economic development
within the region.
The implementationof this
sub-regional integration initiative
among the islands of the En-
glish-speaking Caribbean is con-
sistent with the trend in other
sub-regions in the Greater Car-
ibbean. That's how the Central
American i*gegration process
has advanced\ successfully, to:
the extent that it is the sub-re-
gional group with the most trade
directed toward the countries
involved in its integration
scheme. According to the most
recent study conducted by
ECLAC (Economic Commis-
sion of Latin America and the

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witnessed a positive change in trade ties beyond sub-ipgions, in
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tics show an increase in intra-
regional trade indicators. How-
ever, they continue to be much
lower than those in other re-
gions like Asia and Europe,
where such indicators exceed
50% of the total trade.
Greater dynamism in
trade at the intra-regional
level undeniably brings
about an increased tendency
to export goods with added
.value and/or manufactured
goods; it offers the possibil-
ity of expanding markets and
;building leadership in
neighboringg markets; and it
in turn becomes a learning
-base to gain experience in
trade and serve as a conduit
for conquering more sophis-
ticated and demanding mar-
kets in terms of quality.
Understanding the Greater
Caribbean as the area that en-
compasses all the countries that
make up the Association of Car-
ibbean States (ACS), with the
common link being their natural
border with the Caribbean Sea,
having a population in excess of
230 million inhabitants whose
ahnual imports average $242
billion, with a per capital pur-
chasing potential of US$945, the
region becomes the best sce-
nario for conducting business
and for boosting this natural
space for integration.

stitutions, macroeconomic chor-
dination and improved irffra-
Some countries in the
region have played a rather
active role in this regional
market expansion process. Such
is the case of Trinidad and
Tobago, where the-government
has shown its firm commitment
to building that process, not
only supporting the sub-regional
initiatives CARICOM but it
has continued to
simultaneously negotiate
bilateral free trade agreements,
reinforcing its trade ties with
Central America and Cuba.
Even though we have
made significant progress in
the field of trade, that trend
is not enough to consolidate
intra-regional trade as the
driving force behind growth
and development.
The Greater Caribbean still
has the opportunity to enhance
its economic growth using as a
channel, a trade integration pro-
cess throughout the entire Car-
ibbean Sea.
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tariat of the Association of
Caribbean States. The opin-
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Moving towards

South American

and Caribbean



IN THE past month three
important decisions have
raised hopes for progress
towards the much touted
process of energy integration
in South America and the
The first was made at a
meeting in Brasilia on January
19 when the Presidents of
Venezuela. Brazil and Argentina
agreed to construct a 10,000-
kilometre gas pipeline from
Puerto Ordaz in eastern
Venezuela to Buenos Aires.
To be jointly built by
Venezuela and Brazil, it will
follow a route to the south-
east just below the border
lines of Guyana, Suriname
and French Guiana, and then
south through the Amazon
rain forest of Brazil, across
Uruguay and terminating in
the Argentine capital.
A link-up will also be
made to Bolivia, but the
entire system will not be
ready for at least a decade.
The three Presidents
will meet on March 10 in
Buenos Aires to concretise
the plans for this mammoth
enterprise, estimated to cost
US$20 billion.
Obviously, this ambitious
project will present a serious
technological challenge by its
very magnitude. Further, it is
bound to raise environmental
concerns since the pipeline
will run through the Amazon
rain forests. The
technological and
environmental hurdles,
undoubtedly, will further
raise the projected cost.

Nevertheless, Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez, the
chief proponent of the South
American energy integration
project, is very optimistic about
At the Brasilia meeting he
stated that both Venezuela and
Bolivia have enough gas
resources to quite easily supply
the growing domestic and
industrial demands of Brazil and
Argentina. Some analysts say
Brazil, currently developing its

own gas and petroleum
potential, will save US$11
billion annually in gas costs
alone when the pipeline finally
becomes operational.
But critics of the
proposed project feel that
Bolivia would be at a
disadvantage because its
production capabilities will
be dictated by Venezuela.
However, Chavez dismissed
this fear saying that
Venezuela would not

compete with Bolivia which,
he said, would be a big
beneficiary in this
integration scheme.
At present. Bolivia is
Brazil's largest gas supplier
and, in eying the Argentine
market, it already has a separate
proposal for a shorter, but
costly, gas pipeline to its
southern neighbour.
Gas has caused much
political convulsions in
Bolivia in recent times. In
October 2003, a national
uprising forced out a
president who had a
multibillion dollar plan to
construct a pipeline to a
Chilean port, from where
liquefied gas would have
been exported to Mexico
and the United States. The
national rejection of this
plan was no doubt due to the
distrust of Chile with whom
Bolivia has a longstanding
border dispute.
With the abortion of this
lucrative proposal opposed
vehemently by the current
Bolivian President Evo
Morales when he was an
opposition trade union leader -
Bolivia now wants to build a
pipeline through Peru to the
Pacific coast to export gas to
Mexico and the U.S. However.
this proposal faces problems
since Peru is expanding its own
gas production, and plans to
export liquefied gas from next
year to the same markets Bolivia
wants to access.
While the proposed

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been in the air even before
Cabinet signalled its go-
ahead that the flood situation
would not prevent this year's
celebration as happened in
Understandably, Mash
2005 was put-off as a large
segment of the population was
flooded out. There was much
anticipation that this year's
would be bigger and better.
Clearly, those affected by this
year's flooding would not be
forgotten and would be in the
minds of all revelers.
Judging from the regional
events, Calypso and Soca
competitions, Children's Mash
activities and yes, the Media
Mash Jump-Up, the buzz was
loud in the air. Everyone seemed
set for a grand and exciting
week of activities.
The government has once
again been generous in providing
resources and support in
ensuring that this Mash will be
truly a big one and attracting
support wide and far. A
commendable feature has been
the response by the private
sector to this year's Mash.
Welcome too. is the decision by
the PNCR to join the national
Mash celebration rather than
going its own route as happened
in the past. In fact, the decision
by the PNCR leadership in the
past to divide the celebration has
been unwise and counter to
national loyalty. The views of
its supporters to go with the
national parade won out.
The Mash buzz was given
life by children and the young
who joined the various events.
The sparkle in their eyes during
the Children's Mash Float
parade and even the various
competitions must have
encouraged the elders to get in
groove for their shows.
Some of the music too were
of a higher standard and
certainly would see more
gyration and less dependency on
non-Guyanese music. Our local

artistes h
Mash that
own and
all respects
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I do hope
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this year
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reflective (
our rich
More an
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be most
reflect a l

ave shown in this in this most important national
they are holding their celebration. At the end of the
d ought to be day. it is to use a colloquial
ed and supported in phrase, is 'ah we ting'.
s. It is for that reason The Mash buzz also helps
;ed that the Media to relax the national nerves.
Jump-Up gave especially in light of the floods
:e to local artistes and and attempts by certain
we can have more elements and groups to 'hot-up"
and buyers of the atmosphere ahead of
Music. national elections. Every nation
ust not lose sight of deserves a period of national
's Mash theme a reflection and relaxation. Too
Aix in 2006. This is many times we under-sell
ourselves. We need less
self-flagellation, a break
from the overwhelming
negativism in some
Most importantly.
Mashramani allows us to
celebrate our Republican
status. Further. it
showcases our rich,
beautiful talent and culture
of our people. The float
St parade and other activities
are intended to show how
united, committed and a
fun-loving peopic we are.
It is another opportunity
Sto tell ourselves and the
world that we are a nation
by Robert not burdened by a past.
Spr a ed i Our thuge participation.
Persaud, MBA however, showsweare sei
to continue our forward
of the evolving role of journey as a Republic.
ani in forging unity in committed to the ideals of our
diversity. I am not freedom fighters.
s to the earlier I am sure the atmosphere
sions cultural and of feeling good permeates our
- about the activities daily lives beyond Mash Day.
d with Mashramani. It will allow us to ignore
nd more, people's those who preach protest,
es are considered by division and inclined to take
nal Mash Committee us down the path of
pe and conduct of confrontation in our daily
ated activities. All social interactions. Let this
need to send Mash be an opportunity for us
ns, participate and give to prepare mentally for the
of flavour and colour challenges in 2006. Let it
iake it a truly national remind us of what we want for
event. Guyana and all of its peoples.
ne would dispute that A grand and exciting Mash
nents would certainly to all.

welcomed. More
s and observations do
keen national interest

(This viewpoint was
prepared on the eve of the
float parade in Georgetown.)

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EU-Africa trust fund:

-A model for fmding CARICOM Iransportation?

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

THE European Union (EU)
and Africa have signed a
memorandum on
infrastructural development
that could be a model for the
Caribbean to follow.
If similar terms and benefits
apply to the Caribbean as they
do to Africa, the countries of the
Caribbean Community and
Common Market (CARICOM)
could address the problems of
air and sea transportation that
have been an obstacle to more
trade between them particularly
for agricultural goods.
It would also considerably
enhance the benefits to
CARICOM producers in the
single market which was
launched by six Caribbean
territories on January 30th.
On February 9th, a
Memorandum of Understanding
establishing an EU-Africa
Infrastructure Partnership Trust
Fund was signed in Brussels by
EU Commissioner Louis Michel
and European Investment Bank
(EIB) President Philippe
According to a press
statement: "This initiative will
provide EU financial support
for trans-border infrastructure
projects that link African

countries and regions and close
gaps in regional infrastructure
networks. The focus will be on
projects in the energy, water,
transport and communications
The arrangement envisages
that "during a first phase (2006-
07), the EU-Africa
Infrastructure Partnership Trust
Fund will benefit from 60
million Euros in European
Commission grants, primarily
for interest rate subsidies on an
anticipated 220 to 260 million
Euros of EIB lending".
EU grant funds are
expected to play the role of
catalyst for projects with
demonstrable economic
returns to Africa, but where
the prospects for high
financial returns are less
certain and/or where the risks
involved are perceived as an
Synergies will be further
enhanced by the possibility of
participation by national
development finance
institutions in EU member
states. The second phase, from
2008 onwards, should benefit
from substantially increased EU
grant resources.
The EU has invited other
donor countries to contribute to
the trust to help Africa
accelerate its infrastructural
requirements including
In CARICOM, it is well
known, as the CARICOM

Secretariat put it in a
publication entitled, "Our
Caribbean Community", that
"for the single market to operate
effectively there must be safe,
adequate and affordable
transportation for goods and
Fourteen years ago, the

West Indian Commission, in
its seminal report to
CARICOM governments on
the way forward for
Caribbean development,
emphasised the strategic
significance of air and sea
transportation for sustaining
The report said: "West
Indian integration would wither
on the vine and die without
adequate sea and air
transportation services".
The commissioners were



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keenly aware that CARICOM's
six million people (14 million if
Haiti is included) are scattered
over several countries stretching
from Central America through
the Caribbean to South America
with no contiguous boundaries
between them.
Unlike Europe, North
America and Africa where goods
and people in a single market
can be moved by road and rail,
the Caribbean Single Market
and Economy (CSME) is
wholly dependent on air and
sea transportation.

In Chapter Six of the
Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas
which established CARICOM
and now includes the single
market, governments set out a
transport policy whose goal,
they said, shall be the provision
of "internationally competitive
transport services for the
development and consolidation
of the CSME".
There is, therefore, both a
context and legal framework to
encourage competitive
investment in air and sea
transportation within the single
The problem with all this
is that it exists on paper. And,
it urgently needs to be
translated into action if the
single market is to deliver
benefits to the producers of

From page nine

Argentina gas pipeline is
attracting attention, the
second decision taken
recently relates to current
petroleum relations.
So far, the Venezuela-
CARICOM energy link remains
the more successful part of the
overall integration network. One
drawback in this arrangement
though is that CARICOM's big
gas and petroleum producer.
Trinidad and Tobago, is not a
part of PetroCaribe and had
expressed disappointment that
its other CARICOM partners.
except Barbados, signed on to
Ihe agreement.
But after a two-day mid-
term summit in Port of Spain
on February 9-10, Trinidad
and Tobago's Prime Minister
Patrick Manning said the
leaders patched up their
differences over PetroCaribe.
He gave no details on what
agreement was reached, hut
the official CARICOM

goods, particularly agricultural
commodities, within
It may be argued that,
notwithstanding the
significant financial
problems presently being
faced by three publicly-owned
airlines in CARICOM which
service parts of the region,
the transportation of people
within the region is
reasonably adequate.
Although, even for this
purpose, air transportation
between two countries -
Belize and the Bahamas -
and the rest of CARICOM, is
extremely poor.
But, both sea and air
transportation for the
movement of goods, especially
agricultural products, is simply
Yet, if farmers in Belize,
Guyana, St Lucia, St Vincent and
Dominica the main
agriculturally based economies
in CARICOM are to derive
real benefits from the single
market, the problem of
transportation must be
In the absence of suitable
aircraft and shipping vessels
and port facilities to offload
produce, St Lucia and St Vincent
bananas, for example, will not
reach the tables of homes and
hotels in the Bahamas, Antigua
and Barbuda, Barbados, St

communique announced
Trinidad and Tobago's
"willingness to facilitate" a
suspension of CARICOM's
Common External Tariff to
allow PetroCaribe members
to purchase Venezuelan oil.
This may be regarded as
good news for all the
PetroCaribe countries which
will soon include Haiti. Some of
them are still working on their
bilateral purchasing agreements
with Venezucla, and Trinidad
and Tobago's support may help
to hasten the process.
The third related
decision was made on
February 14 when Trinidad
and Tobago and Venezuela
announced that they would
soon resume talks -
suspended when PetroCaribe
was established in June 2005
- on sharing oil and gas
resources of two fields
straddling the two countries'
maritime border.
II is possible that duing
these discussions. Trinildad and
Tohbao will pursue an initiative
fIr a hila !e;Al ;a,- c1meni

Kitts-Nevis and Grenada. The
beneficiaries will continue to be
agricultural producers in the
U.S. and Central America whose
products are imported through
Better transportation
arrangements are also necessary
for goods manufactured in the
The EU-Africa Trust Fund
offers opportunities for private
sector access to funding to
establish effective
transportation, and any similar
arrangement that CARICOM
countries might negotiate should
equally provide opportunities
for private sector participation.
Undoubtedly, if the EU is
to take seriously a request from
CARICOM countries for a
facility as now exists for Africa,
the European Commission will
want to be satisfied that
CARICOM states will
implement the terms of the
single market. This will include
liberalisation and competition to
ensure cost efficiencies and
It is a requirement that
should be happily met.
CARICOM countries
should urgently examine the
EU-Africa facility as an
effective funding instrument
for their air and sea
transportation needs.
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consistent with overall plans to
strengthen its position as
CARICOM's sole oil and gas
exporter. If this finds agreement,
Trinidad and Tobago may
eventually be able to process
any Venezuelan crude oil,
purchased under PetroCaribe,
by CARICOM countries that
have no refineries.
With these three
significant decisions, the
possibility clearly exists for
South America and the
Caribbean to move towards
effective energy integration.
(The writer is Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela)

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makes comeback in

AIDS-hit Swaziland

By Rebecca Harrison

MBABANE, (Reuters) It's
not every day that hordes of
men fight to forego their
foreskins especially not in
a country where circumcision
was banned by a 19th century
But in the tiny African king-
dom of Swaziland, circumcision
is making a comeback after re-
search showed the age-old rite
may help stop the spread of
HIV. Volunteers eager for the
snip almost rioted at an
overbooked clinic in the capital
last month.
"There was a stampede,"
said Dr Mark Mills, administra-
tor at the Mbabane Clinic.
"There is not a family in
Swaziland unaffected by HIV
and people are desperate ... In
some countries you have food
riots, we nearly had a circumci-
sion riot."
Swaziland has the world's
highest rate of HIV, with around
40 per cent of the adult popu-
lation believed to be infected
with the virus that causes AIDS.
Analysts say the pandemic
could threaten the existence of
this nation of one million
The reasons are complex:
many Swazis work in mines in
AIDS-ravaged neighboring
South Africa and polygamy is
common. But new studies show
circumcision could also play a
Circumcision, practised by
Jews and Muslims. is common
in many African countries either
as part of rite-of-passage cer-
emonies, or in Muslim commu-
nities mostly in West Africa.
Swaziland's King Mswati
II banned it in the late 1800s be-
cause young men recovering

'In some countries you have food riots,

we nearly had a circumcision riot' Dr Mark Mills

from the surgery were distracted
from waging war. The country,
wedged between South Africa
and Mozambique, has one of
the world's lowest circumcision
Researchers have noted
links between high rates of
HIV and low rates of male cir-
cumcision since the 1980s, but
last year the first controlled
study in South Africa found
circumcised men were around
60 per cent less likely to con-
tract HIV.
Circumcision's benefits
may stem from the fact that the
foreskin has cells that the virus
seems able to easily infect.
The study by French and
South African researchers was
published in the Public Library
of Science Medicine journal -
and its findings filtered down to
Swazis through newspapers,
talk shows and politicians.

The response which has
nothing to do with religion and
everything to do with health -
has been huge as deeply tradi-
tional Swazis discard their cul-
tural heritage in droves.
Mbabane Clinic, a private
hospital, is performing some 10
circumcisions a week compared
to less than one a month prior
to the study. The Family Life
Association of Swaziland
(FLAS) has two new doctors
working full-time to keep up
with waiting lists.
In Swaziland, where the
majority of people are Christian
although indigenous beliefs are

often incorporated into their
faith, mothers are a key driving
force behind the new trend.
Phindile Maseko, a nurse at
Mbabane clinic, fears for her
13-year-old son's future and will
do all she can to protect him.
"I decided he needed to do
it for safety and for the future.
Children are so naughty these
days they start doing these
things so young and then they
get sick," she told Reuters at her
home in Mbabane. "I want to
protect him from all this HIV
Her son Matshidiso said he
was initially terrified but that
staying alive was more impor-
tant than upholding Swazi
"HIV doesn't come from
Swaziland so maybe you need
to protect yourself with some-
thing that doesn't come from
Swaziland," he told Reuters a
week after the operation.
The United Nations is wait-
ing for more studies before
making male circumcision part
of its fight against HIV, but the
U.N. Children's Fund and other
health officials in Swaziland are
already promoting it.
"In countries in crisis ... we
need to put the information out
there," said Alan Brody. coun-
try director for UNICEF.

Male circumcision is com-
mon in the United States and
other countries for religious and
cultural reasons and to help
prevent urinary tract infections
and sexually transmitted dis-

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(From page three)

cally known as "Ramphastos
Toco" and can be found in
Berbice, the Rupununi savan-
nah, French Guiana and
Suriname, Narine said.
He said the birds are very
uncommon due to their features.
A main feature identified is their
large beaks which are different
from the beaks of ordinary Tou-
cans, he told the Sunday
The group is excited about
.the sighting and Coordinator of
the society, Mr Luke Johnson
said Georgetown has been
known as the Capital City of
Birds in South America and the
It has 202 species of birds
and a total of 786 species has
been found and identified in
Guyana by the Smithsonian In-
stitution, he said.
With the diverse habitat of
the city sustaining an amazing
range of birds, this has become

the largest tourism asset in
Guyana, he feels.
Johnson said a survey in the
capital found 122 species fairly
common, 53 fairly uncommon
and four rare. This was done in
the course of three birding
watching sessions Dawn
Song, Daily Habits and Sunset
Flight, he explained.
Narine said about 50 differ-
.ent species can be seen in
Georgetown within two-and-a-
half hours.
Some of the bird watching
sites the society favours in the
city are Burnham Gardens,
Promenade Gardens, Botanical
Gardens, and the Kingstown
seawall. Other good spots are in
the Abary, Rupununi, Iwokrama
and the Kanuku Mountains.
The group said it will be fo-
cusing on migratory birds next
month. This will be the end of
their migration period after
spending 26 weeks in various
areas in Guyana.
The society is hoping to

produce posters and brochures
of birds for schools and other
educational institutions.
The GATBS mission state-
ment is to preserve Guyana's
Avifauna (birds) and natural
heritage through stimulating en-
vironmental field work.
The society is affiliated
with the Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, the Ministry
of Tourism, the South
Rupununi Conservation Soci-
ety, Wilderness Explorers,
World Wildlife Fund-Guianas,
the Guyana TouriismAuthor-
ity and the Iwokrama Interna-
tional Centre.
GATBS is appealing to
the authorities and the Gov-
ernment of Guyana to
recognize the importance and
urgent need for greater sup-
port, not only to enable con-
stant monitoring and conser-
vation of these creatures, but
to educate the public and cre-
ate better eco-tourism in

But some health officials in
Swaziland worry men could
start to think that removing the
foreskin is like wearing a "per-
manent condom", destroying the
impact of years of safe sex edu-
"I am worried about send-
ing mixed messages," said Janet
Khumalo, a counsellor at the
FLAS clinic.
Her fears are not un-
founded. The South African
study showed circumcised men
registered a slightly higher level
of sexual behaviour immediately
after the operation, although
many health officials say the
benefits still outweigh the risks.
FLAS hopes the new trend
will push men, usually slow to
use reproductive health ser-
vices, to come in and talk about
safe sex, enabling the promotion
of other services like condoms.
Mills said there was a risk
untrained practitioners might
start performing operations on

the cheap. Scores of men are
killed in South Africa every year
in traditional ceremonies.
But he hopes that if fur-
ther studies confirm the South
African research, donors will
help countries like Swaziland
circumcise all male babies and
as many young men as are will-
"This could be the cheapest
and one of the most effective in-
terventions so far in the fight
against HIV," he said.
In some cases, persuading
men to give up their foreskins
seems to be easier than getting
them to wear a condom and
health officials are not sure
why, beyond the obvious fact
that circumcision is a one-off
event, unlike wearing a condom.
Recently circumcised Titus
Shabangu, a 36-year-old driver
in playboy sunglasses and a
smart shirt, had his own theory.
"Swazi men have heard
that it is a good thing and
when you play with your part-
ner the sex is good," he told
Reuters. "That is why they

_. ..




Don Knotts

dead at 81
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
Don Knotts, who won five
Emmys for portraying the
bungling deputy Barney Fife
on "The Andy Griffith
Show," has died, media re-
ports said yesterday.
He was 81.
Knotts died on Friday night
at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
in Beverly Hills, California, of
pulmonary and respiratory
complications, according to me-
dia reports.
Knotts' bug-eyed, high-
strung character helped make
"Andy Griffith," a sitcom about
a folksy sheriff in small-town
America, one of the. most popu

(Please turn to page 12)

19 Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden

Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified contractors for the execution of the following Building & Civil

1. RehabilitationofWell Road-Amelia'sWard
2. Rehabilitation of Roads & Drains Wisroc
Housing Scheme
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6. Rehabilitation of Bulletwood Street
7. Rehabilitation of Fairs' RustAccess Road
8. Rehabilitation of Sun Flower Road, Wismar
9. Rehabilitation of Poker Street, Wismar
10. Construction of Drains along One Mile Road
11. Rehabilitation of Concrete Drain, installation
of pipes & revetmentworks
12. Construction of Concrete Drains with
culverts Republic Avenue & Silverballi


13. Rehabilitation o,f Chain Link Fence DREO
Qrts- Blue Berry Hill, Wismar
14. Rehabilitation of Chain Link Fence SSOW
Qrts Determa Street




Extension to Watooka Day Primary School
Extension to Regria Primary School
Construction, of Republic Avenue Nursery

Tenderers are hereby requested to submit tenders for
Lot D only to the National Procurement Tender Board,
Ministry of Finance, Main Street, Georgetown.
Tender Document may be uplifted from the Regional
Accounts Department, 19 F:Pputli.: Avenue, Linden
from February 27, 2006 for non-refundable fees as
LOTS A & B- $2,000, LOT C $1,500
LOT D-$3,000.
The following requirements must be met:
/ Tenders must be addressedto:
Regional Tender Board,
/ Tenderers are to submit with their tenders
Certificates of Compliance issued by the
Commissioner of GRA and General Manager
The work tendered for must be clearly marked at
the top left hand corner of the envelope.
J. T oderers or their representatives may
Present at the opening of the tenders on March
14,2006 when tender closes and opens at 2pm
/ The Tender Board is not bound to accept the
lowest tender and retains the right to reject any
tender without assigning a reason.

Only pre-qualified contractors should tender.
Henry Rodney (Mr.)
Regional Executive Officer
Region #10


.Muneshwers is back from th.ashes

Muneshwers is back from the ashes

'I started back immediately; there wasn't a
grace period of one year or two years...'
Mr Amarnath Muneshwer

By Shawnel Cudjoe

TWENTY-SIX months after it
was ravaged by fire, the land-
mark Muneshwers Limited
on Water Street, Georgetown
has risen from the ashes,
thanks to the sheer determi-
nation of a family not to let
their legacy burn.
Now housed in a spanking
new building, Muneshwers
Limited has been rebuilt on the
same spot where it was before
the fire of December 2003.
The company's thriving
travel agency and the popular
Subway franchise also housed
in the building were destroyed
in the fire. The damage was es-
timated at more than US$15M.
The fire also took an emo-
tional toll. Leaving dozens of
former employees jobless, it
also plunged the spirits of the
Muneshwer family to new
Doyen of the family, Mr
Amarnath Muneshwer, sat
down on Friday and told the
Sunday Chronicle about his rea-
sons for starting over and how
proud he is of coming such a
long way from the despondent
"I don't know where to start"
when asked for a comment by
this newspaper on the afternoon
of December 19,2003.
It was during the Christmas
season and workers were leav-
ing around 17:00 h when the
shout of fire from someone
passing on the road sent persons
When it became apparent
that the building was not going
to be saved, persons began rush-
ing about trying to save what-
ever they could and others took
advantage of the situation by
There was the forlorn image
of Mr Muneshwer staring at the
destruction, felt hat on head, try-
ing to come to terms with the
massive destruction.
"I was in a state of shock;
this was just the busy Christ-
mas period and it was around
five o clock, when somebody on
the road shouted fire", he re-
But the gloom didn't last
Having decided that the
family business would be re-
built, no time was wasted in en-

during that this became a real-
ity, he related. "I started back
immediately; there wasn't a
grace period of one year or two
years... Just after the Christmas
holiday, in January, we started
to clean up because it was an
And they have been work-
ing ever since.
Some of the employees
were given jobs at another
Muneshwer building located at
the corer of Water and Com-
merce Streets which was under
construction at the time; others
left to find employment.
"But most of them remained
with us," he noted.
Recounting the rebuilding
process, Muneshwer said it
was not difficult but he found
obtaining materials tedious.
He said the steel and cement for
the structure came out of
Trinidad and Tobago, but local
lumber, stone and labour were
The hardware section of the
building was completed last
July and it was opened for busi-
ness around November. The
wharf which was also destroyed
is now being rebuilt and the en-
tire building should be ready for
commissioning in less than two
months time.
"We are just working at the
back now, the wharf, the back
was scorched and the building
was kind of dilapidated."
Muneshwer said they re-
ceived half of what their busi-
ness was worth from their in-
surance companies and loans
and family help did the rest.
"We only got 50 per cent of
what we were covered for; then
we had to go to the bank and
take a loan to finish the project
and family members chipped in
and assisted with the recon-
The entire project cost
more than G$750M.
The building, which previ-
ously had three floors on the
southern side and two on the
northern side, now has four
floors each on both sides.
"We more or less tried to
maintain the same shape of the
building, but the interior is quite
different", he added. The range
of products has been expanded
to include more household ar-

BACK FROM ASHES: the new Muneshwers Limited
building on Water Street, Georgetown

Although Muneshwer has
no grandchildren to fill his after-
noon with laughter, since he
never fathered any children, his
life is quite a contented one sur-
rounded by what he calls "a
united famnly...lo date."
His constant source of in-
spiration through the difficult
period was his younger sister
Radhika Hanoman. "My sister
was my principal advisor; she
gave me all the encouragement.
She said she was born in this
country. she grew up in this
country, she has faith in this
country; there is no place like
All his other siblings felt the
same way.
Sadly, he will be going
through the rest of his life with-
out his partner, Joyce
Muneshwer, who passed away
last year after 40-odd years of
Today, Amarnath
Muneshwer finds pleasure in
the simple act of waking up.
'Every morning I thank the
stars I see another day, which
is a blessing in itself," he said.

He lives by the mottos 'Be
yourself' and 'We become what
we do'.
At 70, Muneshwer is a
small, agile looking man. He
keeps fit by taking daily walks
Commenting on the crime
situation in Guyana, he noted
that it has people "living like
prisoners with gnlls on every
house." However, he pointed
out that not only Guyana suf-
fers from this social ill.
Muneshwer, who was born
in Port Mourant. Berbice, re-
membered his childhood as a
happy time when everybody
lived as one.
"I come from the country
and life was so good those days,
people were living harmoni-
ously; but after one time is an-
other. I came from a sugar es-
tate and everybody was one,
one joint stock family. There
we knew nobody by name; ev-
erybody was 'auntie' and
'uncle'. Those were nice days,
good days."
He is very optimistic about
the future of business in
Guyana and opined that if there
are more industries and energy
becomes cheaper, business will

DETERMINED: Mr Amarnath Muneshwer relaxing in his
office (Delano Williams photos)

"Now maybe things are a
little on the downward trend,
but we are looking on the bright
side, things might improve one
day, you never know. Tomor-
row might be a better day," he
said, adding "we need more in-
dustries in this country and
most importantly we need
cheap energy. Energy is very,

very expensive; it is too costly;
this is what is killing us."
Amarnath Muneshwer can
now sit back and admire what
his love has blossomed into
and is definitely testimony to
the Dwight D. Eisenhower
quote "What counts is not
necessarily the size of the dog
in the fight it's the size of
the fight in the dog."

WIDER RANGE: Manager Carl Edwards stocking up on paints in the hardware section

Emmy winner Don ...

(From page 11)
lar U.S. television shows of the 1960s.
Knotts also had a string of successful comedic movies, in-
cluding "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" and "The Incredible Mr
Limpet," and later appeared as a regular in the TV comedy se-
ries "Three's Company."
Knotts began his entertainment career as a ventriloquist in
his hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia, and began work-
ing as a stand-up comedian entertaining troops after enlisting in
the Army during World War Two.
He landed a small role in the Broadway play "No Time for
Sergeants," marking the first time he worked with Griffith. who
was the play's star. Griffith and Knotts also worked together in
the 1958 movie version of "No Time for Sergeants."
Knotts began perfecting his twitchy. high-strung persona in
1956 as a regular in man-on-the-street interview segments on "The
Tonight Show" during Steve Allen's years as host. From there.
he ended up on Griffith's new show. which premiered in 1960.
Knott's Fife loved to flaunt his authority in small-town
Mayberry and always dreamed of solving a big case but was
so inept that Griffith's Sheriff Andy Taylor would not al-
low him to keep his gun loaded. Instead, Barney carried a
single bullet in his shirt pocket.

SUNDAY CyRONIqLE Fe4teNay.26, 2006 1.3

THE fish monger who was
shot during a robbery on
Thursday is recovering in the
High Dependency Unity of
the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital Corporation.
Azad Mohammed, popu-
larly known as Jacks, was at-
tacked at the wharf of the
Georgetown Fishermen's Co-op
Society Limited at Meadow
Bank, Greater Georgetown, wit-
nesses said. He was there as
usual to buy fish and was shot
in the right side abdomen when
he refused to hand over his
money bag.
When the Sunday Chronicle
visited Mohammed yesterday,
he was resting in a bed in the
HDU. The part of his abdomen
where he was shot was heavily
bandaged and he was receiving
an intravenous drip.
Mohammed said that while
he has undergone treatment for
his wound, doctors have so far
been unable to retrieve the bul-
let which is still lodged in his
body. He said he is feeling okay
for the most part, except for a
persistent pain in his back.
According to Mohammed,
although he has been lucky to
escape with his life, the robbery
has dealt a greater injury to his
When the bandits escaped
after the robbery, they took

along with them $1:5M of his
money, basically all of his sav-
Mohammed told this news-
paper that he has been ii the
business of selling fish for the
past 10 years and it is some-
thing he has become accustomed
to doing. This is the first time
that he has ever been robbed.
"It's like the only business
1 know," he said. "By the grace
of God I can start again."
He said that most likely he
would have to take a loan to get
back into his business.
For now, however, he is
focusing on recovering his
health. (RUEL JOHNSON)

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Sbelo ed one N OHA\ lED
(JU.INI(-)R). fonrerl\ sC
Ciarnctt Street Lai1aha
Gardeiins and Lcdxim.
RuptinimL. tomier student of
School of the Nation .
Gone ire tMe days u used toshare
But m our hearts you are ai/t as there
Lremot e -n anda e arha; .,,'ne- i
E:ut iloe ntJ memornes ned er de
1'.,day toioufttotL our i hole hie through
We'll always love and rememberyou
Sleep on dear beloved son, brother until we meet in
heaven again
Sadly missed and remembered by your mom Linda,
Sisters Natasha and Rubeina, brothers-in-law John
S and Kenrick, nephew Julius, nieces Reanna, *;
Rennata and Jonell, aunts, uncles, cousins and

Shot fish



ride for

By Clifford Stanley
A BAND of motorcyclists in
East Berbice rode as a group
from Corriverton to New
Amsterdam on Republic Day
in a rally for peace and har-
mony in Guyana.
The rally started with 27
bikes but the number increased
to 42 by the time the group
reached New Amsterdam,
organizers said.
The organizers of the unique
event were Mr Shawn Brandt of
the Seventh Day Adventist
Church at Courtland,
Corentyne, Pandit Krishna
Persaud of Georgetown, busi-
nessmen Ravi Harricharan and
Dave Harricharan and George
Goveia of Fyrish.
Brandt said the Adventist
Church initiated the idea of a mo-
torcycle rally for peace at this pre-
election period when tensions
usually surface among Guyanese
of the different ethnic groups.
He said he had floated the
idea to members of other reli-
gious groups and the business
community and it was em-
braced by many leading to the
successful conduct of the event
on Mash Day.
"It was a truly multiethnic.
multi-religious activity," he said.
At the end of the ride. at a
rally at New Amsterdam, all
those who participated signed a
pledge not to incite or react to
violence at any time prior to the
elections or after, Brandt said.
The rally started at 11:05 h
with prayers led by the Imnam
at the Masjid at Corriverton.
The motorcyclists then
loaded up on fuel at Parsram's
Gasoline Station in Corriverton
from a $5,000 donation made by
Pastor La Fleur of the Seventh

Day Church.
They then commenced their
journey under escort by the
Traffic Police.
Brandt said the bikes ranged
in size from a 50 cc Chappy to
a 600 cc Ninja. There was one
female a pillion rider.
There were two motorcycle
mechanics in the group.
The number of machines
and riders grew from to 42 as
they wended their way down to
New Amsterdam.
There was a minor mishap at
Fyrish when one motorcyclist
inadvertently rear-ended another
and both fell. They both received
minor injuries but completed the
journey, Brandt said.
He said the riders were ex-
hilarated by the response of the
public with people in the vil-
lages along the route coming out
to the roadway in large numbers
to look on and wave them on.
The bikers were welcomed at
New Amsterdam at 12:15 h by
Mr Norman Semple, President
of the Berbice Chamber of Com-
merce and Development Asso-
ciation (BCCDA), who con-
gratulated them on their involve-
ment in the Ride for Peace.
He stressed that the cause
with which they had identified
themselves was just and would
encourage many others to com-
mit to the ideal of uninterrupted
peace and harmony in Guyana.
Brandt. Pandit Persaud, the
two Harricharrans and Goveia
also addressed the riders and
made similar congratulatory re-
marks before they demobilised
at 13:00 h.
Brandt said the organizers
wished to extend many thanks to
organizations and individuals who
helped to make the Ride for Peace
the very great success it was.

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(1) Il Water Street, founFr IBM Building,
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Price idea

US $ 550.000.00

(2) Building now being constructed at the corner of
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(a) Groundfloor 6ftx75ft

(b) Middle Floor
(c) Top Floor

- 68ftx75ft
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Price idea

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Contact Mohamed Ali CEO,
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These contributors included Brandt, who rode a Jailing
the Commander of the Police B scooter, said yesterday that the
Division, Mr Clinton Conway organizers were very happy
and Traffic Officers, U Mobile, about the public response to
Mr Alex Foster of the St Francis the motorcycle peace ride.
Xavier Youth Club, Mr They are now planning,
Khemraj Ramjattan of the Alli- he said, another motorcycle
ance for Change, the General peace ride this time in two
Conference of the Seventh Day stages: from Rosignol to
Adventist Church and Pastor Georgetown and from
La Fleur for his cash donation Georgetown to Linden to take
for gasoline for the riders, place over a two-day period in
among others. mid to late March.

The funeral will take place
at The Church of the
Immaculate Conception ".
Brickdam Cathedral on
Monday 27th February
2006 at 1:00 pm
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Burial will ta;:e place at the '
Le Repentir Cemetery

Hello Head-Teachers/Teachers of the
Primary Schools.
Below is the time table to IRI Mathematics programme
"Fun with Nurnbseg"
Broadcast time: 9:30 10:00( irs, Montay 'thursday
on Voice of Guyana. No broadcast on Fridays.

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27- 28
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,nYwwiee men/

The death is announced of:
Excilly Winifred Fernandes
Wattell (Nee Ross)

Reopen Cozier sluice

Essequibo farmers urge
FARMERS on the Essequibo Coast are calling on the gov-
ernment to put the Cozier sluice back into operation.
According to the farmers, the sluice was closed down and
left abandoned by the previous government and this caused poor
drainage and serious flooding in the vast agricultural scheme.
Farmers are also calling on the government to discon-
tinue the cultivation of rice in Cozier and to help cash crop
farmers increase production in the area.

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Ib :;* ; : '' _____________________________------- ----------



Minister for

From Rickey Singh

JAMAICA'S next Prime Minister is a woman. It is populist
Portia Simpson-Miller, the 60-year-old Local Government
She was yesterday elected by a convincing majority of some
200 voles hrom her nearest rival, National Security Minister Pe-
ter Phillips, as the new leader of the governing People's National
Party PNP) to succeed the retiring Percival Patterson.
The other con-
lestantS in the cam-
paign for leadership
of the PNP and, by
extension the next
Prime Minister
were Minister of
Finance Omar
DaGies and former
\ateri and Housing
Mliniter Karl
Bl the.'
In her latest
paid adserlisement
in the Jamaica me-
dia on election eve
for yesterday's
special PNP con-
\enltion. "Portia",
as ,he is fondly
hailed, warned her
competitors that
2006 "is not 1992"
when she was de- PORTIA SIMPSON-MILLER
feated by Patterson
to succeed the then party leader and Prime Minister, Michael
The majority of the almost 4,000 delegates who participated
in the election process, proved her correct in the confidence she
was exuding on the very bruising campaign trail.
In taking the oath of office next month, she will be the Car-
ibbean Community's second woman Prime Minister. the first
being the lale Eugenia Charles of Donunica.
Guyana's Janet Jagan was the first woman Executive
President. (Please see page six)

Something to remember


Amerindian Bil

manifesto pro

By Mark Ramotar Luncheon
THE recently amended
Amerindian Act has created a
body of legal provisions to ad- from rejecting the bill with organizations whose le
dress the issue of claims of being an imposition on often at odds with tl
Amerindians living within Amerindians". membership and with
titled and untitled communal The act reflects what is cur- purport to represent.
lands, according to Head of rent in Guyana and embraces the "Morally and et
the Presidential Secretariat, obligations to Amerindians that engagements w
Dr Roger Luncheon. the PPP assumed in its 1992, Amerindian peoples
After an exhaustive process 1997 and 2001 elections mani- munity level...more
spanning successive People's festos, he contended. weigh whatever poss
Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) "Significantly, the act nations or consequence
administrations, the Amerindian seamlessly dovetails with the being thrown in our
Bill which sought to modify administration's current prac- proceed to put in pl;
the existing Amerindian Act tices with regards to all aspects advanced form of gov
was successfully piloted through of Amerindian life," Luncheon the Amerindian cor
the National Assembly by asserted. compared to what e
Amerindian Affairs Minister, Ms He said, too, that no one can rest of South Americ
Carolyn Rodrigues. pretend that this act will be the trial America."
At his regular post-Cabinet final word on legislation about Expressing confi
news conference at the Office of Amerindians but in 2006 it is the government has d
the President Friday, Luncheon obvious that it is the most ac- to the cause of the t
contended that the process in- ceptable and consistent with people, Luncheon
volving the successful passage of today's reality. records are there for
the bill through Parliament Luncheon, however, pointed dry to peruse.
"clearly precluded anyone, other out that it is not uncommon or "What the act
than the forgetful and dis4qe -,unu.ual in Guyana to have merely the legal em

I meets


leadership is
he general
those they
lically, our
ith the
at the com-
than out-
sible reser-
ces that are
way as we
ace a most
vernance in
xist in the
a and Cen-
idence that
lone justice
said the
all and sun-
contains is
todiment in

the way in which the PPP/C ad-
ministration has been dealing
:'h Amerindians over the last
14 years of this administration,"
he told reporters.
The long-awaited
Amerindian Bill was passed in
the National Assembly on Feb-
ruary 16 following its third read-
ing which was preceded by the
tabling of the report of the Spe-
cial Select Committee established
to fine-tune t e bill.
However, the report was
subject to a lengthy exchange be
tween govc':.ient and opposi-
tion parliamentarians, with the
latter indicatiri: they still have
reservations about the legisla-
Minister Rodrigues, who
tabled the report, informed the
House that the legislation saw
wide consult 'ions with mem-
bers of the Ans- rindian commu-
nities. Dur'; November last
year, she : : 'he Special Select
(Plea- ..-n to pageI )

Cabinet briefed on

sugar action plan
CABINET, when it met last week, was given a further up-
date on the preparation of Guyana's sugar action plan com-
missioned in the wake of the unprecedented cut in the price
of African, Caribbean and Padfic (ACP) group preferential
sugar exports to the-European Union (EU).
Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon, said the action plan
presents the government's intended strategy to adjust to the cuts
by preparing the industry for reforms.
Noting that the plan is being formulated with widespread
and broad-based consultations with stakeholders, he said
Guyana, among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sugar pro-
ducers, is the most likely sugar industry to survive and improve
deorite the EU cuts.
ae major thrust is for the industry in Guyana to diversify
more competitive in sugar production, value-added ac-
ti 's, marketing and sales, Luncheon told reporters Friday dur-
ing his weekly post-Cabinet news conference.
He said the abrupt EU cuts call for substantial investments
to fast track the-process of reforms to diversify and to improve
In finalising the action plan, Luncheon said the government
would be concluding its second public consultation in Port
M- 'rant, Berbice tomorrow.
This follows the successful public consultation at Tower
Hotel in Georgetown on Wednesday and to which all the
national stakeholders were invited, including organised
la1 ur, private sector, parliamentary political parties and
-. -

Sunday Centrie,65'

10IfLE February 26, 2005

MASHRAMANI 2006 will long
be remembered for its memo-
rable features, including the
infectious and outgoing mood
of the thousands of partici-
pants, Head of the Presidential
Secretariat. Dr Roger Lun-
cheon feels.
__ The mood of participants_
was infectious and outgoing and
this mood was associated with
high levels of participation bN
state, government entites and ci\ 11

society," he told a post-Cabinet
news conference at the Office of
the President Finday the day
after the gala celebrations in
Guyana. especially through the
isreets of Georgetown.
Luncheon was also of the view
that the scale of the costume and
float parade this year as unprec-
edented w ihin recent tmes
The public, he said. was e\-
posed to theme, that reflected
Guyana's disersily, economy

and artistic abilities. The public
itself was robust in its attendance
and participation in the Mash ac-
MAltes this Near. he ,aid
He noted, too. that the scale
of the partcipalion in Nla.h is a
good barometer of the progre-s
that ha' been made in Guyana in
achieving unity and togetherness
about national events
This, he said, augurs well
for the 401h Independence an- .
niversary celebrations in May. 3

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Bird flu:

EU tries to soothe

trade tensions

By David Evans
PARIS, (Reuters) The Euro-
pean Union urged its trading
partners yesterday not to
over-react to an outbreak of
bird flu in France after Japan
banned all French poultry
imports and threatened simi-
lar action against the Neth-
Japan's moves have alarmed
Europe's two biggest poultry
producers after tests confirmed
the deadly H5N1 strain of avian
flu had hit a farm in eastern
France, the first case of the vi-
rus in domestic farm birds in
the EU.
"Whilst I understand their
decision to take precautionary
measures, any action must be
proportionate," European Trade
Commissioner Peter Mandelson
told Reuters during a visit to an
annual farm show in Paris.
"There can be a tendency to
over-react and this can bring us
much danger." he said.
The highly conta-
gious among poultry and can
spread through an entire flock in
hours. It remains difficult for
humans to catch but has killed

more than 90 people worldwide.
The virus has spread from
Asia to Africa, and experts fear
poultry in more regions around
the world could soon be in-
China said yesterday that
two people were critically ill af-
ter contracting the virus, and In-
donesia said tests had confirmed
that a woman who died last
Monday was the 20th person
killed by the virus there.
A wild duck and a swan
found dead near Germany's bor-
der with Poland have also tested
positive for bird flu, officials
said, marking the apparent
spread of the H5N1 virus into
a fourth German state.
Confirmation of the H5N1
strain in France, at a farm where
thousands of turkeys have died
or been culled, is a new blow to
France's poultry industry -
worth 6 billion euros ($7 billion)
a year and the biggest in the 25-
nation EU.
Japan imposed a temporary
ban on French poultry on Friday,
and the Dutch farm ministry said

yesterday that Tokyo would
suspend imports from the Neth-
erlands when Dutch authorities
start a preventive vaccination
programme. Japanese consumers
fear a possible health risk from
vaccinated animals.
French President Jacques
Chirac sought to quell any panic
after meeting farmers and veteri-
narians at the Paris farm show,
where no poultry were on dis-
play because of health concerns.
"Unfortunately you can see
a completely unjustified sort of
total panic developing," said
Chirac, who also met
Mandelson briefly and ate
chicken in front of reporters.-
"There is no danger in eating
poultry and eggs."
Poultry sales in France are
already down by about 30 per
cent and concern has grown
since bird flu was discovered on
Thursday at the farm with
11,000 turkeys in the Ain de-
partment, a region where two
cases of H5N1 have also been
confirmed in wild ducks.
"Things are very bad," said
Gilbert Limandas, a farmer from
Ain. "We will have to see how
things evolve in terms of con-

sumption but many farmers-are,
facing financial problems."
The Netherlands is the next
biggest European producer,
with exports of live birds, meat
and eggs worth about 1.5 billion
euros a year.
The Netherlands plans to
vaccinate its 1 to 3 million back-
- yard-poultry-and-about--5- mil-
lion free range poultry in about
10 days. Dutch farmers have
said they will reject vaccination
if they are not able to export.
Under EU rules, poultry
meat, eggs and products from
the zones set up around a bird
flu infection site are blocked
from the market, except for cer-
tain products that meet strin-
gent conditions, such as heat-
treated meat.
However, trade in these
products may continue from
other non-affected parts of the
In Jakarta, a health ministry
official said tests had shown
bird flu killed a 27-year-old
woman, the 20th human victim
in Indonesia.
The latest patients in China
included a woman farmer who
was diagnosed on Feb. 11 with
symptoms of fever and pneu-
monia, and who had come into
contact with sick and dead poul-
The other, a 9-year-old girl
from Anji County, had visited
relatives who kept poultry,
Xinhua news agency said.
So far most human vic-
tims of bird flu globally have
had direct or indirect contact
with chickens, but there are
fears the virus will mutate
into a strain easily passed
among people, causing a pan-
demic in which millions
could die.



in firing line

over mob

By Krittivas Mukherjee
MUMBAI, India, i Reuters For eight years, Daya Nayak
killed with impunity sometimes with his pistol but of-
ten with an AK-47 automatic rifle as he bumped off
people suspected to be gangsters or involved in acts of ter-
rorism in Mumbai.
These days, the policeman just kills time.
Once the poster boy of Mumbai's police force and eulogised
by Bollywood filmmakers, Nayak helped to dramatically curb
organised crime in India's financial capital, breaking the back of
violent gangs and sending mobsters on the run.
But after years of tormenting crime dons, the past has re-
turned to haunt him.
The tall, moustachioed Nayak, 34, has been arrested and
ordered held until early March as anti-corruption officers probe
allegations he had amassed wealth, including real estate worth
millions of rupees, far beyond what his salary could pay for.
Nayak is not alone in his fall from grace. More than half a
dozen officers of a crack force, formed over a decade ago, have
been accused of corruption and links with the underworld.
Known in the Indian media as "encounter specialists" for
shooting down criminals in raids, the men have either been dis-
missed or suspended until an investigation into their financial
assets is completed.
Nayak's critics claim that as well as taking mob money, the

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

The works comprise but is not limited to:

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

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and Bidding Documents
from the:
Technical Advisor
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Wight's Lane, Kingston
Georgetown. Guyana
Telepho-e `:92-623-4550
Tele iF-y 592-225-6954
'i complete set of Bidding Documents may be obtained from the MPW&C on or
.er January 25. 2006 at a non refundable cost of G$ 10.000.00.

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

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
.lain and U rquhart Streets
Georgetown, Gu-yana

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

i--rmanent Secretary
ministry of Public Works and Communicntions
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winners get books
THE three winners of the Texaco-University of Guyana
textbooks required for the final academic year of their re-
spective programmes.
Richard Narine, Mechanical Engineering; Lennon Leonard,
Civil Engineering and Brianne Gangaram, Electrical Engineering,
received the books from Texaco West Indies Limited (TWL),
Texaco said in a press release.
Liaion Officer of the Faculi\ of Technology. Mr Winston
Benn applauded Texaco's continued conmbution it helping slu-
dents further their education.
Texaco's District Consumer and Industrial Manager in
Guyana. Mr Kenrick St Louis said that education is a vi-
tal part of success in today's world and Texaco is "proud to
have the opportunity to support these students as they con-
tinue on this path."

Amerindian Bill ...

(From centre)
Committee met on 11 occa-
sions, receiving written and oral
submissions from 32 individu-
als and organizations.
Some of the reviews sup-
ported the bill while others were
not so supportive, but the dis-
cussions were conducted in an
open and accommodating atmo-
sphere, she reported.
She added that the work of
the committee was a good ex-
ample of how members from
both sides of the House could
work together for the common
In a joint statement issued

last week, the Amerindian
People's Association of
Guyana (APA), the
Amerindian Action Movement
of Guyana (AAMG) and the
Guyanese Organisation of In-
digenous Peoples (GOIP) said
the passage of the bill in its
present form would result in
racially discriminatory legisla-
tion that violates the rights of
the indigenous peoples of
The organizations said
they were disappointed that
the bill is virtually the same
as when it was first tabled in
the National Assembly in Au-
gust last year.

India's 'supercops'

in firing line ...

(From page 16)

so-called "supercops" have
been routinely killing gangsters.
in stage-managed shootouts and
in custody. Human rights work-
ers have branded the deaths
nothing more than extra-judicial
"I've done nothing wrong.
These charges are false," the
sub-inspector, who says he
killed more than 80 criminals in
shootouts, said recently after
appearing in a Mumbai court.
In the late 1990s, Mumbai,
then known as Bombay, faced
a tide of mafia killings, abduc-
tions and extortion demands.
Poor migrants from villages
and small towns were drafted
into gangs, takir.g up the gun for
cash, earning relatively small
amounts but more than they
could hope to make honestly.
The underworld was re-
mote-controlled by bosses
based in Dubai, Malaysia and
Karachi who had fled India to
avoid arrest, leaving behind as-
sociates to carry out their or-

Mumbai's authorities hit
back, giving a free hand to of-
ficers like Nayak who worked
informers and wielded their
guns to administer justice.
In a decade of violent con-
frontations. the officers busted
hideouts and shot dead at least
350 suspected gangsters, draw-
ing cheers from businessmen
and Ihe Bollywood set, prime
mob targets.
Newspapers splashed pho-
tographs of the officers across
their front pages, while film di-
rectors explored Nayak's climb
from abject poverty.

Many people supported the
"supercops" because snuffing
out the bad guys, most felt, was
better than putting them through
a failing justice system where
witnesses could be manipulated
and cases drag on for years.
Human rights activists say
police routinely killed criminals
in cold blood after taking them
to a lonely spot and telling them
to run. When they did so, or
even if they did not, they were
shot, usually in the back.
"They kill them (criminals)
somewhere and then take their
bodies to hospital and put it
down as a shootout death," P.A.
Sebastian, a human rights activ-
ist, told Reuters.
Sometimes, rights activists
allege, officers blaze away as
they compete with each other
for media headlines.
But police say they open
fire only in self-defence.
"Does a policeman enjoy
killing? Those killed are trying
to get us. They aren't saints,"
said officer Pradeep Sharma,
who police records say has shot
dead 104 criminals.
Sharma is facing an inquiry
in the disappearance of an ac-
cused in a 2002 bomb blast in
Mumbai. Human rights activists
say the man, Khwaja Yunus.
was killed in custody while po-
lice say he simply escaped.
"Many of these encounters
are fake and killings by police
extrajudicial," said criminal law-
yer Majeed Memon.
Sharma's boss says the con-
troversial tactics have yielded
"It's for all to see that
stern police activity has
curbed crimes," Mumbai po-
lice commissioner A.N. Roy



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Homophone. 15.
Street in the Kingston
area of Georgetown, 16.
Guyana. 17.
Country code of New
Zealand Country where 18.
the West Indian
cricketers officially begin 20.
their 2006 overseas Tour.
Abbreviation for a State in
the United States of 21.
America. 23.
or Phagwah is an
annual Hindu spring
festival. It is also called 24.
the festival of colors.
Guyana's Republic 25.
Anniversary is
celebrated during this

International Business DO
Machines (Abbr.).
Surname of a former 1.
Prime Minister of
Australia. 2.
To exist in actuality, have
life or reality.
Acronym for view.
Exclamation word used 4.
to greet someone.
Symbol for the chemical 5.
River on the Left Bank of
the Essequibo River in
Left eye (Abbr.).
Abbreviation fora State in
the United States of
Synonym for the verb,
Anno Domini (Abbr.)
used to indicate "in the
year of our Lord".

The following players
of the 40+ and 80+ entries
categories along with
those listed above can
collect their prizes from the
Georgetown Head-Office
on Wednesday, March 01,
2006: Mr Y. Lall of #72
Village Berbice; T. Devi
Ramdass of # 72, Village,
Berbice; Mr. R. Samai of
Cane Grove, ECD; Mr.
Desmond Pitt of 22 Good
Hope, Mahaica, ECD; Mr.
Sheikh Dinool of 61,
Sussex St. Albouystown,
Georgetown; Ms. M. Dillon
of Tuschen, EBE; Mr. J. R.
Lord of McDoom, EBD;
and Mr. S. Chapman of
Arcadia. EBD. Please
present a suitable form of
identification when
uplifting payment.
Once again,
congratulations to you all.
A Pre-Phagwah "All-
Correct" puzzle for
$5_0_,00.,00 is also
presented to you. This "A-
C" competition is
scheduled to be drawn on
Friday. March 10, 2006.
The rules for this


A female hare, rabbit, rat,
ferret, or kangaroo.
"Mark the perfect man,
and behold the upright:
for the *** of that man is
peace". Psalms 37:37.
Village on the East Coast
Demerara in Guyana.
During __ 2006, the
West Indian cricketers
are scheduled to be
participating in an ICC

recognized Tournament on
theAsian Continent.
"If we open a quarrel
between the past and the
present we shall find we
have lost the
(Winston Churchill).
Suffix, variant of y.
Male personal name.;
Antonym for the verb, anger.
Homophone. .
Abbreviation for an area of
Demerara in Guyana.

AD, AR, be, ball, bawl, CO, Cuyuni, DE,
December, die, doe, Duke, dye, EBD, ECD,
end, enrage, -ey, February, Fisher, Fort,
Foulis, Fraser, future, High, Holi, IBM, in,
LE, ME, MO, nettle, November, NE, NZ,
on, please, Puruni, rankle, Rob, Ron, Roy,
seethe, Sophia, tickle, VU, yo.

competition remain the
same, except, that an all-
correct entry is needed to
win the prize money of
$50,000.00. I f there is
more than one winner the
prize money will be shared
among the winners.
So get in the action and
WIN! Here's another
opportunity for you to WIN
in 2006.
You will need
coupons and clues for
the coupons so just
purchase a copy of the
Sunday or Wednesday
Chronicle. For extra
coupons, purchases can
be made at our offices in
Linden, New Amsterdam
and Georgetown. You
can also obtain extra
coupons from Mr. Vincent
Mercurius of D'Edward
Village, Rosignol,
Berbice. They cost
$20.00 each or $40.00 for
two as they appear in the
Sunday or Wednesday
If you play smart as our
40+ and 80+ players have
demonstrated, you can win
this offer of $50,000.00. ie,

the more you play the
greater is the possibility of
winning. The amount of
entries submitted must be
covered by the relevant
sums of money ($20.00
for each entry or $40.00
for two as they appear in
the Sunday or
Wednesday Chronicle) or
they will not be judged.
Then place those entries
in a Chronicle Crossword
box at a location nearest
to you
The additional
incentives of $1,000.00
and $2,000.00 for the 40+
and 80+ entries groupings
are in effect.
Players are reminded
that no entry is opened
before 12:30 pm on the
day the puzzle is drawn
and that judging does not
begin before 4:30 pm
when the last entry is
opened. The solution to
the puzzle is not known
before that time.
This apart, our
general rules apply.
Crossword Committee







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HI Fanst
The Official Solution of last
Friday's 'Must-Be-Won'
Competition is now presented
to you. Congratulations to Mr.
Rodwell Hamilton of Victoria
Village, ECD (2); Mr.
C.E.Bracelly of Republic Road,
New Amsterdam (1); Mr. Keith
Gittens of 78, North Haslington,
ECD (1); Mr. Rasheed Khan of
Verg, EBE (2); Mr. Sheik M.
Dinool of 61, Barr St.
Albouystown (1) and R.
Ramkishun of West Patentia,
WBD (1). They submitted
entries with three mistakes,
thereby capturing the prize for
the best entry of this Year's
Republic Anniversary

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The Government of Guyana (GoG) has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the
third phase ol the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP III). The SIMAP III 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-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and
Community Based Organisations (CBOs).

This component builds on recent initiatives to strengthen the voluntary sector in Guyana by allowing organizations 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 i required to assist organizations in implementing project activities in terms with the requirements of the

The .: 3;istance :oiiiuiitni: i will be responsible for the provision of technical assistance, technical oversight
iand monitorit .:,ii sub-project execution. The Technical Assistance consultancy will not implement individual projects.

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 upliftterms of reference and further information on the Community Services Component from the
Executive Director, SIMAR at the address hereunder.

Proposals must be submitted as follows: a) Technical Proposal and b) Economic Proposal Bids must be appropriately
marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box, at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on
or before 14:00h on Friday, March 10, 2006 at which time they will be opened in the presence of the Bidder/Representative.
INTE: The deadline for submission of proposals is extended to Friday March 10, 2006 at 14:00h,

. Bidding Documents are available at SIMAP Agency for a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5.000 00).
Proposals must be addressed to the Executive Director, SIMAR at the undermentioned address.

Consulting Firms that have
already submitted their Bid are asked to re-submit as per requirement stated above while those to submit are advised to
follow the said procedure.

237 Camp Street. South Cummingsburg. Georgetown. Guyana
Te: (592) 226-5212/227-3554/227-3575/227-3564
Fax: (592) 227-3600
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SAnnouncements/In Memoriam
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11:00 h Homestretch
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with Cabinet Secretary
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Performers Host Rocky Persaud
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Mahamrityunjay Mahtra
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12:30 h Death Announcement
& In Memoriam
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Cosmetology package. Also
evening courses in
Airbrushing, Acrylic Nails,
Barbering, Basic& Advance
Hair Cutting which begin
February 27. 2006. Tel. 226-
2124 or visit at 211 New
Market Street, North

WORK from home filling
envelopes for US$$$. For
information, send stamped self-
addressed to: Paul Ferreira, C/
O Acquero P.O. Morcua Region
#1 Guyana.
WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Randolph Williams,
P.O. Box 12154 Georgetown,
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or
more weekly. For information,
send stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel
Williams, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

clothing for the professional
woman at Gilliann's House of
Fashion. Call us at 218-2141 or
visit us at 196 Greenheart
Street, S/R/Gdns.

NEED a car to rent? Call
Pretty Posse Car Rental.
227-7821 or 614-4934.
DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
Phone 225-7126, 226-3693.
E m a i I

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting s
Computer Repairs & Saies
Centre @ 227-8361. 618-
8283 Home & Office Services
available. 24 hrs.
wv. in,, rg.
EXPERT compt.r
repairs, 'i'- 'i custom--
built PC .. at yo u
hoirmeioffice. 4 hours. i
626-89 1 231--76 'r5
Genius Computers

Computer repairs, sales and
networking, home and office
services available. Call Kris -
220-6262, 624-5659, 220-

FOR all types of sewing and
dressmaking uniforms on the
West Coast Demerara. Call 627-
JOIN our dressmaking and
designing classes tye-dying.
painting, batik, etc. to
professional standard
professional tutors. Call K's
Designer Fashion. 225-0571.
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, Desio -ng Curtains,
Bedroom Ele6 :nce. Soft
Furnishing, Soft Toys, Floral
Arrangement, 'raft, Cake
Decoration, 153 larr St., Kitty.

COURSE. CALL # 226-9448.
EVERGREEN Nature Study
Club (Regions
evergreen. TEL. 226-4634, 627-
9285. 664-5947.
INC. Foreign Language
Courses for children (3 13 yrs.).
CXC Students (4'1 & 5"' Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587. Electrical
installation and wiring; TV
repairs and electronics; Air
Conditioning and refrigeration.
recognized courses are going at
Parika. Register now for Care for
the Elderly Child Care, First Aid
and more. All accredited by
IDCE. Space limited. Call 260-
Institute. 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587. 1. Television
Repairs and Electronics.
Electrical Installation and
Wiring, Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration, Computer Repairs
- an A Plus.
all your extra lesson needs.
Maths, English, Bio, Chem..
Phy.. P.O.A. P.O.B. & O.A. $1
500 per subject. Special
package for CXC students. 96
Sheriff & Bonasika Streets.
Section 'K'. Campbellville. Tel.
Continuing registration for our
SCHOOL, evening classes for
CXC (continued and new classes)
repeaters, afternoon lessons for
Public School students, ABE.
etc. Call today for more
information. 262 THOMAS ST.,
225-2397, 225-5474.

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

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

MOTORING. "You train to pass".
Tel. 227-1063, 226-7874.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driving
Permit. Call 227-3869. 622-
8162, 611-9038.
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building. Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual &
automatic. Phone # 225-4858,
622-2872, 646-7806.
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 and get free gifts. Tel. 223-
8237, M F 8.30 am 5 pm.
Sat. 10 am -4 pm.

MARTIAL Arts VS Ju Jitsu
Kung Fu physical Yoga Sport self
defence. Enrol for classes.
location 228 Camp St., N/C/
Burg, Eccles, East Bank, Chateau
Margot. ECD. Phone 225-0677
Cell. 629-2119.

MASSAGE, for hotel,
house by appointment. Mrs.
Singh TeL 220-4842 or
INDULGE in a body massage
- calm your thoughts and relieve
body tension Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke 615-
FEELING tired, not sleeping
well stressed out? Then try a
massage. Definite result. By
certified therapist. Contact Sally
on 276-3623. Located in West
services available for both
therapeutic and relaxation
needs. Aromatherapy.
Swedish massage,
Reflexologv, Shiatsu, etc.
Appointments call 226-
0210/226-8091. between 9
am and 5:30 pm.

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.
OVERSEAS visitors and
Guyanese interested in having
Guyanese friends, please call
the Junior/Senior Singles Dating
Service 18 80 yrs. Immediate
Link. Tel. 223-8237 Mon. Fri
- 8:30 am 5 pm, Sat. 10 am
- 4 pm.
SINGLE females 55 70
yrs would like to meet single
males same age group Tor
friendshiplcompanionship. Call
Tel..223-8237. Mon.- Fri. 8:30
am-5 pm. Sat. 10am -4 pm.
INDO Guyanese male in
30s from Bronx, New York is
seeking single airl as possible
life partner. "Engineer by
profession. Enjoys water
sports. biking, fishing and
hiking. Dependable and
caring. Write me or J.
Dee, PO Box 1065, Bronx, NY

FOR all your heavy
equipment transportation to all
locations interior & around
Georgetown. Call us for low bed,
rentals. Cali Bobby 218-3899.
623-1003, 218-1469

XANADU Girls Club invites
you to games night
(Saturdays). Books review
(Fridays). Call 225-2598.

RAJA Yoga classes.
protection Tabeej Planets, other
spiritual areas. Contact Buddy-

computer repairs and
upgrading home service
available. Call 265-3050.
HAVE your products
professionally distributed in
the Berbice Region.
Contact 335-3394, 335-
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable
rates. Call Rochelle at
Cluster Marketing on Tel.
609-8109, anytime.
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226-9410.
EFFICIENT and reliable
school children taxi, pick up
and drop off. Contact
Michelle. Tel. 611-1172, 664-
treatments by overseas trained
Cosmetologist. Results
guaranteed within 14 days.
Call 618-1705.
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves.
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced, also your
kerorange changed to gas.
Tel. 628-5867, 220-4073.
DO you need someone to
do cooking and cleaning for you
and cook hostess? Three day in
the week. Call Tel. 227-8995.
HAVING problems with
your air conditioning units.
ridges, washing machine,
as stoves, etc. Then call
inden. Tel. 641-1086.
construction work welding,
carpentry, masonry and
general construction work.
Call 641-2729, 228-5357 -
SERVICE & repairs to all
models gas stoves and
ovens, domestic &
industrial. Contact
Lawrence 233-2145. 627-
0720, 646-7400.
SAMMY'S Electronics
repairing TVs, VCRs, CD/DVD
Players, microwave, amplifiers.
Contact 231-6228, 76 6:' &
Light Sts., Alberttown.
ARE you having party.
cocktail or weekend friends and
need someone to do all vour
cooking? Then call Michelle -
Tel 227-8995. 223-2822. I do
home service too.
NEED to build or renovate
your home or business -
carpentry, painting, plumbing
electrical, etc. Contact
Lawrence 233-2145, 627-
0720, 646-7400.
FOR all your
construction, repairs
renovations, as well as
m a s o n y. varnishing
plumbing and painting,
contact Mohamed on 223-
COMPUTER repairs.
services & upgrades done on
location by overseas trained
technician. Also convert vours
VHS to DVD. India-, .i ....
DVD, blank CDs ,i'.ri,-
Call 618-1705.
CALL us today wo have 24
hrs service. We sew all styles in
ladies and gents wear. We do'
the best Indian wear (Sararas.
shalwas). We change your Sans
into Garas. etc. K ,, DesA gr,
Fashion. 225-0571.

DO you need a Driver/
companion? Tel. 592-223-2822.
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines,
refrigerators, gas stoves,
microwave ovens, etc.
Freezezone Enterprises, 6 "A"
Shell Road, Kitty. Telephone
227-0060, 616-5568, spare parts
REPAIRS & Service to any
electrical appliances e.g.
washing machines, clothes
dryers, air-conditions,
freezers, refrigerators,
computers, etc. ALL JOBS
WARRANTY. Nazim Khan. N.
K. Electrical Services. Tel.
270-4595, 626-2847 (anytime).
INSTALLATION, repairs and
servicing of AIR CONDITION
We are the best in wiring of your
homes and repair to fridge and
freezers. Installation of SOLAR
SYSTEMS and other electrical
appliances. Call Aubrey on
Telephone Nos. 231-3547, 624-
0004 and 771-4941. We are here
for your guaranteed satisfaction.

Tel. # 227-2238.
1 TABLE hand to work in
Baker Shop. Call 227-6270,
TRUCK/VAN Drivers.
Apply in person with written
application to Lens. Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville.
................... .. ..... .... . .. .. .. . .................- ...
1 CHAIN Saw Operator.
Apply with written application to:
Goldfield Inc. Lot C Eccles,
EBD. Tel. 233-2423.
VACANCIES exist for
Waitress, Night Cooks and Bill
Clerks. Apply at Survival 16
Duncan St. & Vlissengen
Road Newtown, Kitty.
TRUCK Driver from East
Coast Demerara. Contact P.
Ramroop & Sons. Lot 1 'C'
Orange Walk, Bourda, G/town.
Tel. 227-1451.
BARBERS do you have
the skills? No facility? Then
we're here for you. Call -
Beverly 225-0891/629-1114.
Limited space available.
VACANCIES exist for
the following 2 trained/
experienced school
teachers. 1 headmistress.
Tel. 220-4981, 4 to 8 pm,
256-3812. Mon. to Fri., 9
am to 3 pm.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Appiy in person
with written application to
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Streets,
VACANCY exists for
Handyman. Requirements:
Between ages of 18 and 30 years
old. Previous experience will
be an asset, recommendation.
Apply in person with application
to: The Manager. Exclusive
Styles, 200 Camp St.,
Technician (air brush): 1
experienced Stylist must
know to cut, to work at Gafoors
mail (Lords 'N' Ladies Hair
Salon). Apply in person or call
644-6926, 640-3666.
Service invites application to
fill the positions (a) 20
responsible security guards:
ib) supervisors with cycles: (c)
1 gardener to work 'i, day.
Apply in person 80 Seaforth
St C!viile. Tei. 227-3540.
a Livc-in House
Keeper and Chi'd care
oers"ii Ages 3.. vr' 55 ,yrs
Good Ire, irrI ree a I-'us
Experiinced farn;r' n .:n'ii: l
Ages 45 yr y ..
F ri 2nd 'h :
m26-9a729 : e
March 24 .

ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must De
between ages 18 and 30.
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets,
Campbeliville, G/town.
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 Securin y
Service. 125 Regent Road.
more than G$100 000 monthly
working part-time. No
experience required. We
provide training. Work from
home. No paper work. No boss.
No investment required. Come
to 89 Brickdam. opposite the
Palms, New Guyana School
Compound, Fridays 5 pm or
Saturday 1 pm.
VACANCIES Progressive
organisation attractive
DUTIES: Co-coordinating staff
activities: liaising with
customers: suppliers/service
Degree in Business
Administration or Diploma in
Business Management;
Computer Literate.
EXPERIENCE: 5 years in an
Administrative position.
SALARY commensurate with
alifications and experience.
OOKS (25 38 years),
Carnegie trained, skills in Food
Preparation (local and
international dishes); minimum
supervision required, good
health and character.
yrs). Sound secondary
education; good health; well
groomed; 5 years + experience:
prepared to work rotating shifts.
knowledge of report writing
HANDYMAN 20 45 yrs. To
perform general Handyman
duties. Sound education, good
health and well-groomed,
flexible hours. Prepare written
application with CV, Police
Clearance and references are
required for all positions. Note
all references will be checked.
Call 218-4955.

LAND Covent Gardens.
EBD, 120 x 40. Going cheap
Telephone No. 227-0265.
Enterprise Gardens -
size 50 ft. x 100 ;t. Tel.
# 626-3955, 222-3610
130' x 60' on a corner in -
$4.8M. Tel. 227-4040.
611-3866, 628-0796.
LAND, Lot 80 $!M.
land and house Lot 114 -
$12M at Vreed-en-Hoop.
W.C. Dem. Call 233-2783.
PRIME commercial' land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft.
Charlotte Street. Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call- 612-
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground. comprising an area
of 2.422 of an Enalish acre
Call 220-9675.
DOUBLE lots -- Aiher St -
$18M; Light St. $5M & $10u.'.
Huge land with 3 hc.u-s 'es'
Coast $20M. 609-8109.
i'w pl epert. Moro i:;-;
*: iM TEL. 226-8148 625-



20 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 26, 2006

Tel. 220-9199 and 621-7191.
TWO transported adja-
' nlt lots in Earl's Court, R!
13 080 so ft total. Please tele-
ohone 623-7438 between 6-
8am and 8-103pm for details.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop. Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale. near the
public road Prime location
z miles from V/Hoop
Stelling. Tel # 225-7670 or
PRIME area Earl's Court.
2 plots of land 22 000 sq. ft. -
$13M neg.; Atlantic Gdns
56M; Courbane Park $2M.
JEWANRAM 227-1988, 623-
HOPE, EBD land public,
road to river bank. Ideal for
ships warehouse, bond with
active 2-storey general
business-$12.5M (US$2 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email
,.'..;-_, -,.i ',,-','I',.-l r,' '.i*
miles from Linden transported
250 acres front width 1800
depth L 800. Ideal for wharf/
shpiwdrehouse, bond. access
Essequibo River $100 000
per acre. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email
..... . ... g. .. .a n. e I .. .
acres of partially cultivated
agricultural land with existing
poultry business with capacity
to rear 10.000 birds. water
supply 24 hrs. Giveaway price.
Owner leaving country. Contact
telephonee # 618-8295 or 263..
5721. anytime.
(NORTH) iand/property with
pool. Happy Acres. Atlantic
Gardens, Lamaha Gardens.
Versailles (double lot), Duncan
St. $9.9M, Meadow Bank and
Highway lands (sand pit/resort),
Diamond 1 Lot $2 5M.
Section L C/ville 60' x 125.
Subryanville 60 x 110- $15M.
Ogle- 72' x 290- $16M. 15
acres Central Mahaicony -
S20M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
Hope. Coverden Craig,
Friendship, Alliance. Carolina.
McDoom (Public Rd..). Sand
Hill (Sand Pit). Also house lots
to build your houses in and
around Georgetown area at
sortable price ranges and also
covering all three counties.
Call for further information.
AGENCY: 226-4362 Email-

1 3-BEDROOM flat
concrete house. Tel. 220-7305.
HOUSE water, electricity
available. Telephone No. 220-
flat $30 000. Decent couple
preferred. Tel. 220-5707.
Cummings. bottom flat. Tel.
FURNISHED flat to let.
overseas vis':;rs. Telephone
bedrbom house top flat
Industry front. UG students.
preferably or couple. Phone
225-1718 .- Rickey,
1 3-BEDROOM concrete
newly built house to rent -
Middle income standard, at
Gol len Grove. ECD. Call
255-871.4 259-0257
or downstairs wihl two
bed-oonis upstairs for rental.
furnishedd or unfurnished). Folt
St.. Kingston Tel #' 227-1718.
M'lODERN ohceie space ..
Waterloo St.. Church St.. etc..
2-bedroorn upstairs US$450:
2-bedroom. full furnished. A:
C, hot and coi;i US$650. 609-
t 09

vacant furmshed sr tinq!dind:r
2 luxurious bedrooms. TV A;
C. phone and other. p.'; ,
several "ar $80 000. L :"
monl"'. Ederson's 225.
.. .GREAT-R Georg.lo .i
va3calt iarg,. corner store.'s'-!
Ideal Chinese res.aiurant $70
000 mont-hiy cius area for
tailor shop $38 000 rmounthiv.
Ederson's 220-549,. Em,-;;
u -;,rsofrt.@guyana ne" l .i.y

ONE 2-bedroom bottom
fiat in Kitty 11ull grilled. Rent
$35 000 monthly. Call 615-
1238 or 227-6781.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas qie-i si Garnett
St C /ville, '.. Contact
Ms Dec on 223-1061 or 612-

2-BEDROOM furnished
apartment in residential area
Ogle. A/C, hot and cold water.
parking, etc. Tel. 642-2956.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
apt. for overseas guest in
Craig St., C/ville 223-1329.
SPACIOUS bottom flat 2-
bedroom, unfurnished, all
amenities. etc Call 264-3002,
647-0261, 610-3117.
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or single
person $4 000/$5 000 per day
Call 231-6429. 622-5776.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat.
Shell Road, Kitty $35 000
Contact 225-8088.
LAMAHA Gardens one
bedroom furnished apartment, Al
C. mesh, phone, etc. Tel. 231-
4228, 623-7742.
SPACE for rental Ideal for
restaurant and or Fast Food.
Ideallylocated._Call 225-1620.
FURNISHED rooms at
Bachelor's Adventure, ECD.
Tel. 270-1214. Gloria.
PHONE 225-9944
PHONE: 227-0928.
2-BEDROOM bottom flat ..
$35 000. 48 Sandy Babb St.,
Kitty. No flooding. Phone 227-
NEW one-bedroom
apartment in quite area.
Suitable for single working
airi Price $25 000 and $27
600. Phone 227-5852.
1 PLACE for Club or
arnes room. 48 Princes &
Russell Sts. Phone 226-
6603. 225-3499.
FOUR-bedroom house at
47 Trotman St.,Golden
Grove, ECD. Contact phone
f 277-3567._
TURKEYEN executive 4-
bedroom house. Unfurnished
with all modern facilities. Call
339-2236, 627-7005.
ROOM to rent. Preferably
single male. non smoker. Tel.
222-5541. 9 am & 6 pm, Mon.
-- Fri.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
apt. for overseas guest ini
Craig St., C/ville. 223-1329.
NEW furnished 2-bedroom
house for overseas guest -
US$500 per mth. Call 227-
3546 or 609-4128.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
FOURTH St.. Alberttown. 3-
bedroom back house.
unfurnished $35 000 including
water. Tel. 227-7322.
TWO-BEDROOM bottom flat
on Sheriff Street. Contact Golin
at 20 Sheriff St., opposite
term rental 2-bedroom
apartment. Fully furnished,
grilled, A/C. parking space. Tel.
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Oueenstown. Secure area
Suitable for single executive.
bedroom 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-
MALE. TEL: ?26-5035 (08:00 -
17:00 HRS).
Mon Repos, ECD. Toilet and
ibathr electricity. water. Call 220-
0571. 646-6998.
ROOM to rent 1ii
Georgetown. Contact 629-5064.
3!-8661 after pm. Mon.'
F day.

2-BEDROOM cottage
at 799 Westminster, Canal
,/1,. WBD. Contact l 6i5-
ONE furnished bedroom to
let female student only. Phone
227.1275. you can call during
the day not at nights.
Queenstown 3-bedroom; 2 2-
bedroom apts. self -contained,
2 A/Cs, telephone. parking
Contact 231-4310.
APARTMENT, Industry $25 000:
1 1-bedroom apartment, Industry
- $20 000. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy
Acres, Ogle. executive houses
from US$600 to US$1 500.
Enquiries pis call 624-6527/
SEMI furnished '-..i.,-i I
family property. Big Gardens.
Secure, hot/cold, a/c room. All
self-contained. Shades &
Shapes. 642-8725.
FULLY furnished three-
bedroom top flat in Kitty with Ai
C. hot/cold, with parking space,
tel etc. Call 642-8725. SHADES
furnished US$1 000 neg.
Subryanville 3-bedroom, semi-
furnished US$600.
JEWANRAM 227-1988, 623-
NEW 2-bedroom apartment
self -contained, tiled toilet and
bath. Bel Air Park, facing Duncan
St.. between, Delph St. and
Sheriff Street. 226-2675.
UPPER flat 322 East & New
Market Streets: 3-bedroom,
kitchen, living room, toilet, bath
.$70 000 monthly. Please
Contact Dinbandho Narain 233-
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty,
G/town). etc., bond, C/ville, etc.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
CALL Vish Realty for rental
of properties furnished
apartments, large office space,
business premises and bond
space. Price from $40 000 to
US$2 500. Tel. 225-9780. Cell
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas
visitors on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
1 2 3-BEDROOM flats.
Furnished unfurnished, self-
contained, master bedroom,
fully grilled, water tanks, A/C.
Phone # 226-1342, 625-3340.
SHORT and long-term fully
furnished apts. -suitable for
overseas visitors in residential
arcas: Queenstown, Be! Air Park,
Lamaha Gdns. etc. Call: Shades &
Shapes 642-8725.
ONE three-bedroom
AREA IN Georgetown to rent.
You can call during the day not
at nights. Phone 227-1275.
VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392,
610-4911, 218-0287, 645-
ONE business premises to
rent located at 212 Barr Street
.and Stanley Place, Kitty.
Formerly Jay Pees Club and Jay
Pees Liquor Restaurant. Contact
Ramjit on Tel. 225-4500, 225-
.. ......... .. ............. .. -g_...o.. .
1 BEAUTIFUL 3-bedroom
apartment at Eccles Park. Inside
toilet and bath, cupboards, 24
hrs light and water supply,
parking facilities for vehicles, etc.
Contact Mr. Khan 28 'BB'
Eccles New Housing Scheme.
EBD. Tel 233-2336 or 623-9972.
ONE furnished 2-bedroom
bottom flat fully meshed and
grilled, located in Roxanne
urnham Gardens. Telephone
and parking available. Call
Victor 227-7821 or 614-4934
for short or long term rental.
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
*ONE executive top fiat
apartment fully furnished in
clean, quiet and cosy
location. 2 bedrooms, (1 self-
contained), A/C fully grilled.
TV. or study room well-
mnainlained, parking and
more. Call Excellence" Realty
... 222.5330. 625-.7090.

Prashad. Ngar USS500.
Blygezeight S60,000.
Bel Air Park USS1000.

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. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
income apt. and flats have been
easier before. Areas Kitty.
Newtown. Campbellville.
Alberttown, Lodge, South
Ruimveldt and more. Prices as
low as $20 000. suitable for
couples, singles, etc. 2 & 3
bedrooms apt. Call Eyeful -
900-8258, 900-8259.
ONE unfurnished executive
house in luxurious location 4-
bedroom (two self-contained),
servant's quarters. A/C. hot and
cold, water treatment electronic
alarm. insects mesh, guard hut
and more US$1 500 (available
from April 1'.) Call Excellence
Realty -- 222-5330, 625-7090.
HOUSE for sale/rental in
Greater Georgetown -- lot size
48' x 100'. fully grilled, living
space of 2 470 sq. ft.. 5
bedrooms, including one master
bedroom, 3 full washrooms with
hot and cold showers, ceramic.
terrazzo and Purple-heart floor,
built-in closets and cupboards,
concrete and grilled fence with
2 entrances, 2 000 gal. concrete
in- ground 3-stage filtration
water storage tank. 500 gal. over
head water tank. Tel. 629-0828.
BEL AIR PARK: (1) four-
bedroom home, with beautiful
grounds. swimming pool and
lawn tennis court. Can be rented
furnished or unfurnished. (2)
large 4-bedroom, partly
furnished with great grounds --
US$2 500. (3) magnificent 8-
bedroom mansion, with
extensive lawns, large
swimming pool and tennis court,
fully furnished, US$5 500 and
(4) three-bedroom ground floor
apartment, fully furnished, A/C
GARDENS: huge 5-bedroom
mansion, on extensive grounds,
unfurnished US$3 500. PLUS
OFFICES on Main. Middle,
Church, Robb and Thomas
Streets. Call 226-7128, 615-
KITTY $32 000; C/ville -
furnished $90 000; Happy Acres
PLACES, Kingston US$1 500;
New Haven US$2 000,
furnished; Bel Air Park, semi-
US$1 000: Lamaha Gardens,
Subryanville, Queenstown,
Prashad Nagar, Happy Acres.
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.
Gardens, 130 x 90 feet $16.5M;
Happy Acres, Atlantic Gardens,
Be Air Park $16.5M, others.
225-1017, 623-6136 OR 64
Main and Middle Streets.
properties ;n upscale
neighbourhood with all
amenities viz: Subryanville.
FURNISHED. Prashad Nagar.
Kingston. Be! Air Springs, for
immediate occupancy
buildings and flats -- Brickdam.
Charlotte St.. Queenstown.
Regent St., Hadfieid St.
Thomas St.. South Road, East
St., High St., Princes St. BONDS
WAREHOUSES: In and out of
Georgetown for rental and for
sale, also land suitable to build
warehouses Call for further
information SUGRIM'S REAL
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"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
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(officeiresidence) US$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$700/US$1 000: Kitty
US$750 (F!F)/USS500 (F/F); New
Market $80 000; Carmichael
St. $60 000; Caricom/
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 500:
Campbellville US$2 000.
EAST BANK: Eccles 'AA' (FIF) -
US$2 000; Diamond -/US$1 500:
Republic Park US$2 000.
EAST COAST: Atlantic Gardens
- US$2 000/US$1 000/US$500;
Happy Acres US$2 000/US$1
200/US$500: Le Ressouvenir -
US$2 500; Ogle US$700: BV
- $50 000; Oronoque St. -
US$800; Greenfield Park
US$1 000. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000;
Queenstown US$2 000: Sheriff
- US$1 500; Subryanville -
US$1 500; North Road US$1
000; Brickdam US$800; bond/
space, restaurants, etc. Land and
properties from $3M $600M.

CUMMINGS Lodge. Call
222-3423 or 222-6655.
2-BEDROOM concrete
house for sale in ',l,;:,:l $3.5
million. Call 23' -_14 or 231.-
HOTEL on South Road,
Commercial :-uilding on
Charlotte St. residential
Georgetown. Eas Bank. Atlantic
Gardens & Wesi Cboast. Tel. 609-
. : ...... .... .
NANDY PARK, Triumph,
LBI, Success, Foulis. Tel. 220-
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
BEL Air Springs and
Ogle Air Strip Road. TEL. #
611P-0315, GANESH.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
HOUSE for sale and
removal on Sheriff St. Contact
227-1511, 227-2486.
1 PROPERTY, 2 house lots
for sale. Price neg. Plaisance -
business purposes. 231-7666.
3-BEDROOM concrete and
wooden house. 133 Vigilance
South, ECD $6.5M neg.
Contact No. 256-3658, 626-
GREIA Please list your
properties for sale or rental
with us and expect quick
results. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3-BEDROOM house and
land at Bel Air Gardens. All
amenities light, water, etc. Tel.
new 2-storey concrete property
on % acre Iand 3 bedroom, z
toilets, 2 baths, area for
swimming & pool $15M (US$75
000). Ederson's .. 226-5496.
OVERSEAS/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
GIFT: Republic Park -
residential 2-storey, 4-bedroomi
mansion on 3 house lots, area
for tennis!swimming pool: Ideal
for 4-storey luxurious hotel -
$19.5M (US$97 000).
Ederson's 226 5496. Email gy
vacant one-year-old 2-storey,2-
family building top, bottom -
2 luxurious bedrooms, kitchen.
toilet, bath on each floor, parking
for 4 vehicles $9.5M (US$47
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
Email gy

vacant new 2-storey. ranch type
mansion on 2 hugh house, lots
10 coconut and other fruit
trees/area for tennisiswimming
pool, 3/4-storey luxurious hotel
S26M (USS130 000)
Ederson's 226-5496. Email
e erson@gu ya
URGENTLY needed -
commercial residential
buildings for sale or rent
Regent St.. Robb St.. North
Rd.. Church St.. Vlissengen
Rd., other area not mentioned.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email
OVERSEAS/local owners
of buildings we have
general management
services, paying bills rates/
Ederson's 226-5496. Email
c,1,eror'glgilavana nel gv
GARDEN vacant 2-storey
concrete & wooden 3- bedroom
mansion, fully grilled garage -
$7.5M (US$37 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email
ECCLES. EBD vacant
large bond 6 000 sq. ft. by 25
high, can store 40 40
canters $50M (US$250 000).
If qualified move in tomorrow.
Ederson's 226-5496 Email
vacant new 2-storey concrete
4 luxurious bedrooms 1 master
bedroom 2 car garage
mansion inspection any time -.
$13M (US$65 0001. Ederson's
226-5496. Email
vacant 2-storey 6-bedroom
building on double lot to build
another house $3.7M (US$17
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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vacant 2-storey concrete &
wooden building note 4 2
bedroom Hollywood designed
apartments $13M (US$65
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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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 226-5496.
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ROBB ST., near Bourda
Market vacant 2-storey
concrete, building 40' x 88,
land 50' x 100. Ideal topl
bottom bond, general food
mini, malls 4-storey 80 mini
malls. If qualified, move in
tomorrow $40M (US$200
.0o )- ........... ............ .............................
ECCLES residential-
vacant corner, fully concrete 2-
storey, new 4 luxurious
bedroom, 2 huge sitting rooms
$21M (US$105 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email
DOCTOR owner your 2-
storey concrete hospital in new
Market St. Note all of building
is A, lot, but this building from
road to alley. Ideal general
pharmacy/snackette $17.5M
(US$87 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email
concrete & wood 2-storey split
level ranch type 2 2 luxurious
bedroom designed one or two-
large family, mini mansion.
large yard space future
development $22.5M
(US$112 000) neg. Ederson's
226-5496. Email
vacant 3-storey 6 luxurious
bedrooms, foreign offices.
Ideal 4-storey computer school
and outdoor classes, 4-storey
hotel. If qualified, move in
tomorrow $50M neg.
(US$250 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email
GIFT Leopold St., near
Smyth St. vacant 2-storey
concrete & wood building, top
Hollywood designed. 3-
& bath; bottom. Note 2 2-
bedroom apartments self-
contained $5.5M (US$27
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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PRIME location, Church
Street. Georgetown $45 000
000. Call 617-8612._
ONE two-storey building
Lot 3 Second St., Meadow
Bank, EBD. Tel. # 220-3264.
FOR sale by owner -


LARGE property 2-storey six
bedrooms concrete and wooden
building, 26 Hill St.,
Albouystown. Tel. 223-4133.
FOR SALE. CALL 226-7043
AND 613-4225 FOR

MUST sell. 77 Main Road,
Atlantic Gardens, 4-bedroom
executive, excellent
neighbourhood $28M neg.
JEWANRAM 227-1988, 623-
PRASHAD Nagar two-
tnre-v spevn rnnms with nIaran


house, Prashad Nagar $11M.
Call 624-6903.
CRAIG two-storey 3-
bedroom house and land 40
x 144 ft., house needs work.
Asking $3.9M. Call 225-5591,
PLAISANCE 3-bedroom,
Ocean View corner lot, one
Block from E. C. Public Road,
newly renovated. Asking -
$6.9M. Call 225-5591 or 619-
concrete property on double lot
100 x 100 in Happy Acres.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
SALE by owner: Front two-
storey, 4-bedroom, grilled,
concrete house with toilet '&
bath, enclosed garage. Second
house both located at Triumph,
ECD. Price negotiable. Tel.
ECD vacant 95% unfinished
all-concrete 2-storey top 3-
.bedroom sitting/dining/toilet/
bath, all Hollywood designed,
bottom large area for 3
bedrooms or business $5.5M
(US$27 000). Ederson's 226-
496. Email
in mining gold/diamond
investing millions interior/
malaria TB/other diseases,
Ederson has 3-storey steel &
concrete building, Georgetown
business centre. If divided into
40 mini malls, monthly income
$5M, average yearly $60M,
(US$300 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email
ONE going busi ess
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; ione
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
el: 333-2500. ._
2-FLAT concrete anJd
wooden property in Prashati
Nagar. rice $14M net.
Contact Peter Khan. (No
Agents). Tel. 227-2933, 616k-
storey property with 4
bedroo'is (empty lot next to
property). Contact Bibi at
3940 MIENZIES St.,
Windsor Forest, WCD house
& land, poultry farm. Contact
Mangal Singh. Sat. & Sun.
after 4 pm. Tel. 269-0019.
FOR quick sale. 1 Beautiful
3-bedroom flat concrete house
with large yard space $2M
neg. Owner leaving country.
Tel. # 628-4413, 276-0548.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot)
$18M neg. Contact 227-
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity,
etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
5264, 339-2678.
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale
& Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688.
GORDON St., Kitty 2
wooden buildings on one lot
with 4 apartments. Building in
excellent condition. No repairs.
For more information, call 225-
C/VILLE 6 bedrooms,
4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens,
suits (2) families, property
investor, land 48' x 141
worth viewing. Mrs. Y.
Wilson 226-2650, 229-
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits (2) families.
Property investor land -
48 x 141 worth viewing.
Mrs. Y6 Wilson- 226-265.
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete 4- bedroom
house, South Ruimveldl
Gardens Contact Ronald on
662-5033 or Samantha on
624-1370. No reasonable
offer refused. Vacant

PROPERTY $15M land 60'
x 110'; huge property, land 60'
x 120' $ 20M; Ogle property,
land 72' x 290' $16M. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
KITTY $6.5M (neg.),
$10M (neg.), $9.5M, D'Uran
St. $8.8M neg., $14M, Camp
Street $8.5M, Queenstowhi -
$15M, $16M, $18M, $22M
and others. Call 225-8578.,
PRINCES St., N/B $$.3M,
Annandale Sth $3.3M/$2M,
Ruimzight Gdns. $12.5M1,
Crane Old Rd. $9M. Land:
Foulis, ECD $9.5M, Bachelor's
Adv., ECD $5.5M. Cal ;223-
6346/263-7110 Seeker's
Choice Real Est.
ONE three-storey byi ding
- 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 attractive 2-FLAT
SALE AT Lot 10 Good Hope, East
Bank Essequibo street light
and good road. Contact Abdul
Ghanie at the same address or
telephone 618-6043.
EBD opposite Harbour Bridge.
Luxurious 3-storey building on
double plot of land. Ideil for
home, hotel, retirement home
or office space. 592-233-$859,
592-623-0501, 592-623-8058
zamnadialeem _
2-storey fully concreted h use
5 bedrooms, 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet,
hot water tank, eating kitchen,
built-in wardrobe, central Iir-
conditioner, car garage, frnt
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
806; evening 225-8410'
BEL AIR PARK: two gret,
properties, with great potential.
One has 8 bedrooms, swimming
pool and lawn tennis coqrt, f.uly
furnished. Priced to soll atl.-
US$1M and the other with 12
bedrooms on over an acre of fine
grounds US$2.8M.
SUBRYANVILLE: Very nice 3-
bedroom concrete $25 M.
REGENT STREET: Large 5-storey
business US$850 000. WATER
STREET: large vacant lot.
59,444 sq. ft. US$1.5M..:
QUEENSTOWN: 4-bedroom
concrete on over 10,000' sq. ff
of land on cool, quiet street -
$35M and lots more all ovpr. CaB
226-7128, 615461241
OWNER leaving,
Enterprise, ECD onetbrand
new 5-bedroom, 2-storeyed
concrete building for sdle. All
conveniences included:
Water, electricity telephone,
parking for 2 vehicles, fully
grilled, 2 toilets.& baths,
storeroom, lacquered; floor
upstairs, tileddownstairs,
modern kitchen, veranda, yard
space. Contact Eddie. Tel.
611-8912, 227-3788.
BEL Air Park $8.5M,
Lamaha Gardens $1.5M.
Prashad Nagar $115.5M.
Diamond Public Road $55.5M
Sheriff St $40M. Atantic
Gardens $15.5M, Regentltreet
- $100M, Prashad Nagar. _AND
- (60' 100') $10.5M
Shamrock Garden land 100 ft.
- 100 ft. $7.5M, Brickdam -
$30.5M, Bel Air Gardens, land -
(150 ft. 100 ft.) $45Mi neg.
all Vish Realty. 225-9780' 613-
LAND 72' X 290' $16M;
STREET $35M. Le Ressourenir
(pool); Atlantic Gardens -
16.5M & $45M. (triple lot):
Industry $8.5M; GuySbCo
Gardens; Bel Air Village;
Blygezight $10.5M & $20M;
(double lot), Prashad Nag r -
$16.5M; Subryanville $24M &
$48M, (double lot); Bel Air Park:
Queenstown $15M; Duncan St.
- $9.9M; Kitty $10.5M; Triumph
- $8.5M & Eccles $7.75M:
Grove Public Road; Parika;
Albouystown $2.5M/$3.5M.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.


unfurnished, other various prices
from $30 000 to US$2 500.
Roberts Realty 227-7627 -
Office 227-3768 Home, 644-
2099 cell.
HOUSE for sale/rental in
Greater Georgetown lot size 48'
x 100', fully grilled, living space,
of 2 470 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms,
including one master bedroom,
3 full washrooms with hot and
cold showers, ceramic,, terrazzo
and Purple-heart floor, built-in
closets and cupboards, concrete
and grilled fence with 2
entrances, 2 000 gal. Concrete\
in ground 3-stage filtration water ,
storage tank. 500 gal. over head
water tank. Tel. 629-0828.
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, 624-8402/225-2503.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Gardens
- three-bedroom $11.5M neg.;
Aubrey Barker Road, double with
5-bedroom property 4 $16.5M;
-two-family property Wood 'and
concrete $12.5M neg.; D'Urban
Street, wooden two-storey
carrying land 40 x 150 -412M
neg.; Kitty with three properties,
land size 45 x 110 $12M neg.;
Lamaha Gardens, ranch-type
three-bedroom concrete -$15.5M
neg. Other price ranging $6.5M
to $100M. Roberts Realty 227-
7627 Office, 227-3768 -- Home,
644-2099 cell.
TODAY". # 227-1988, 270-4470,
623-6431. E-mail:
GE RGETOWN Alberttown -
$12MK Bel Air Park $28M/$16M;
Blyge eight Gardens $20M;
Campbellville $5M/$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 -
$35M; Sheriff Street $40M.
EAST BANK: Prospect $12M;
Eccles 'AA' $32M/$25M; Eccles
'CC' $12M/$18M; Diamond
executive) $50M; Grove
business) $18M/$12M; Nandy
ark $20M; Friendship road
to river $15M. WEST BANK/
COAST: Canal No. 1 $11M;
Roraima Trust $12M;
Stewartville $12M; Parika -
$120M; (commercial), Vreed-en-
Hoop $13M/$25M. EAST
COAST: Atlantic Gardens $34M/
$26M/$20M/$16M; Bee Hive -
$15M; Bettdr Hope $7M;
Courbane Parl\- $6.5M; Kersaint
Park/Good Hdpe $7M/$9M;
Happy Acres $26M/$15M; Imax
Gardens $M/$6M/$5M;
Lusignan $12M/$5.5M/$3.2M,
Triumph, Mon Repos (Blocks)-
$6M; Non Pariel $12M/$8M/
$6M/$5M/$4M: Success $5M;
Sect. 'C' Enterp'rise $14M/
$10M: Earl's Court(LBI) $10M;
Triumph $8M/$18M; Foulis/
Enmore $7M/$8M; Mahaica (
going business) $50M;
GuySuCo/Caricom Gardens -
$50M. BERBICE: Bath
Settlement $8M (business), New
Amsterdam: All prices

1 STEREO Mixer with sound
effect. Tel. 227-7272.
290 TRACTOR selling for
parts. Tel. 621-0694, 612-
TEL: #611-0881.
7127 ..
THREE foreign pools
tables. Contact 28 First Street,
Campbellville. 642-9161.
PIT Bull pup, 3 months
old, vaccinated & dewormed.
Contact Richard 615-2462.

FOR SALE. TEL. 231-5171
enticing French and
American lingerie. Call
225-4495 or 626-3178.
1 NEW electrical meat
saw ,L-i ron safJekey_&_
combination). Tel. 231-
RIT Bull Terrier. 8 wks old,
vaccinated and dewormed.
Price neg. Tel. 223-4472, 623-
FOOD Cart with deep fryers,
hot plate and more. Also food
warmers. Phone 226-0170.
ibNE Honda Capa, 1500cc.
One owner. Mag rims, excellent
condition. Tel. #614-1373, 225-
2 ,LOCAL Pools table in
excellent working condition.
Co itact Ameer. Tel. 220-7770
or 822-8321.
4ONE Briggs and Stratton
pressure washer 5.5 Hp and
'.2300 psi. Brand new $95
000. Tel. 225-2611.
g2 UPRIGHT, double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.),
1 ;Goco Cola Cooler, 1
warmer. Tel. 627-8749 or
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, Eu-
British guaranteed. Phone
CHLORINE Tablets -
3" for swimming pools
only. Phone: 227-4857 (8
am 4 pm) Monday to
1 2 400 WATTS 110 volts
Craftsman generation in very
good condition. Price to: go.
hone 255-3718, 622-4275.
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated &
dewormed $15 000
each. Tel. 229-6527, 610-
DIESEL Generator 1.9
kw, petrol generators 850
watts. Contact 226-8272 -
Dalgety Teas & Herbs, Robb
& Alexander Sts., G/T,
LARGE (fridge, microwave,
washer Kenmore brand),
wardrobes, beds. More items.
Excellent condition. Tel. # 227-
SNEW 4-Burner electric
stove with glass top $38 000,
BTU air-conditioner with ducts.
Call 233-2452, 647-2900.
ONE 3306 Caterpillar
engine, one low bed trailer,
one Nissan Laurel car. C 33.
All prices negotiable. Tel.
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22.
502, 134A & 404A. Also
Helium for balloons and
Argon GA. Phone: 227-4857
8 am 4 pm) Monday to
LAB equipment full
works to start a lab and 1
Yamaha generator, 2 600
watts. Te. 225-3199.
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.
2 NEW flat screen TVs -
$75 000 each, neg. I
stainless steel bar-b-que grill
(big) $100 000 neg. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 226-
5136, 643-6997.
"ONE Taurus engine 8Hp
with one 5.5 RVA generator
lighting plant. Working
condition. Price $2 750 000
neg Contact 644-0737 or 660-
;WATCH and calculator
batteries only two hundred
dollars fitted free while u wait.
Insist only Maxwell silver oxide
batteries, not just Maxwell. Must
be silver oxide. Guyana Variety
Store and Nut Centre. 68 Robb
St., Lacytown and opposite Salt
and Pepper Restaurant.

1 11-CUBIC Akita fridge in PURE BRED GERMAN
very good condition, 240 volts SHEPHERD FOR SALE. 226-
$89 000 neg. Call 627-1170. 1902.
NUMBER Plates, bubble % TON Ford Truck,
plates clear white $4 000, t enclosed, parts for Mercedes
ordinary plates $2 000. Tel. 200 series, engine &
610-9950. Regent St., opp. transmission for minibus.
_ynl. op. Call 227-7777.
1 DRIVER'S Oxygen Tank, 1 20-FEET Stainless steel
etc; 1 Aelio Courier aircraft holding room (freezer) with
engine; 1 diesel engine; 1 set compressor and blowers. 233-
of chair, circular set 7-seater, 5- 5859, 623-0501, 623-8058.
pieces. Contact W. Phillipe. Call DOBERMAN mixed with
226-5199. 1 Rottweiler pups, fully
OXYGEN and acetylene vaccinated and dewormed. Call
gases. Fast and efficient service. Rocky 227-4584.
10-11 Mc Doom Public Road, ONE 40-ft. fishing boat
EBD. Phone: 223-6533 (8 am with 900-lb seine 6 000-lb ice
4 pm) Monday to Friday box. Price negotiable. Contact
(Saturday: 8 am 12 noon). Ramsehai on telephone
ONE 2 500 watts, low noise number 613-5936, 220-7530.
Yamaha generator $130 000. 3 PLAYSTATION 11 Game
One barber shop hydraulic chair systems, control, memory cards;
$60 000 and one Peak 12 000 2 29" Sharp Television sets, 1
BTU Window A/C $60 000. Call 9Hp Honda 1-cylinder engine.
226-1769, 612-3607. I Call 220-4058.
CUMMINS 6 CTA 230 Hp m ONE king size bed'Serta
diesel engine with twin disc mattress: 20 inches
pto on bed, good general Panasonic television, 110 v
conditi" on $1.25M. 4tH ft. 220v; Chester drawers and
steel pontoon EX 12" diesel s so artype hair ryer, one
with 15 x 28 ft. purple heart salon rle. owner leaving
sluice $0.5M. Located, 226-1769.
Middle Mazaruni. Call 223- TWO-Door English Ford
5050. Sports car shell in perfect
1 ISUZU Trooper engine i condition and Toyota Cressida
& 4 WDgear box- $220 00, car. Reasonable offer. Contact
1 500-lb. gas tank approx. Office hours 8.30 to 4.30.
half filled $120 000, 1 Telephone No. 225-1911.
steel trolley $80 :000, 1 1 STENNER band saw 6",
Massey Ferguson dump 1 Meber band saw 3", 1 Hyster
trailer in working condition forklift (gasoline), 1 Wadkin 5-
$190 000. Call 641-2729, head moulder, 1 surface, table
228-5357. :- router, compressor, mortiser,
1 FREEZER; 1 Toyota RAV- I drill press, broom stick machine,
4, PHH series, 4-door, fully; sharpener, grinders, flat blades,
powered, A/C, chrome, mag rims, slotted knives. Profile cutters
crash bar, sun roof, CD; Player, ($50 000and up), 2 small band
auto 4-wheel drive. Contact Tel. saws. Tel. 2706460, 644-0150.
# 270-4225. Cell 615-1728. T ..
UTWO-Door English
1 BUFFET and hutch 7-pc Ford Sports car shell in
dinette et, 2 corner tables, 1 perfect condition and
centre table. All American-made.- Toyota Cressida car.
Immaculate condition. Owner Reasonable offer. Contact
leaving country. Phone 275-, Office hours 8.30 to
0041, 09:00 hrs to 20:00'hrs. 4.30. Telephone No., 225-
JUST arrived Periins 1911.
63544, Cummins 855 280 Hp,i 1 4 X 4 WAGONEER Jeep
Detroit diesel 671. 8V 92 AME; 1 20-ft. container
Marine 350 Hp, Atlas air fiberglass; 1 furnace to melt
compressor to work jack hammer gold, can melt 100 ozs in ten
has Deutz engine, Bob cat-types minutes; 1 cane juice mill from
12 x 16.5, Honda 2 500Psi Brazil. Contact Sue 226-
pressure washers also in stock lots 8630.
of engine and transmission part
for Caterpillar 3306 & 3304, lots 1 HONDA pressure
of seal kits available for Clark washer, brand new; 2
skidders & 518 & 528. Ca;t drills; 1 saw; I Jialing
skidders. We specialise in all motorcycle next to new; 1
heavy duty diesel engine amplifier; I truck pump; 1
overhauls. All workmanship i battery charger; 1 bicycle.
back by a six months warranty. Tel. 25-58.
Call 218-3899, 623-1003, 218- SKY Universal,
1469.' i authorised dealer for the best
1 6-INCH joiner, 110 240 offer in Phillips digital dish.
on bench $45 000, 1 skill itr View upto125channels
adjustablesaw,110v -$3500, including Pay Per View
1 and cross t saaw, 110 channels and also Direct TV.
1 hand cross cut saw, 110,V Contact: Tel. 231-6093,
$15 000, 1 large heavy dut 227-1151 (Office).
bench grinder, 110 v $25 00
1 edge sander, 110 v 240 v on COMPUTER Programmes,
stand $45 000, 1 electric chain from $2 000. Windows XP,
saw. 110 v $50 000, 1 Yale Y Corel Draw 12. Adobe Premiere
ton chain hoist $25 000, 1 6:5, Quickbooks 2003, Office
vacuum cleaner industrial and 2003, (5 in 1) Point of Sale,
commercial for cleaning floor Spanish and more. Call
carpet, 110 v with large dust Anthony 222-5330, 625-
bag on wheels $35 000, USA 7090.
Model, 2 45-gall.on drums CAUSTIC soda: 55 Ibs
concrete hardener used to $4,000: Alum: 55 Ibs -
harden concrete fast or hollow $5,000; Soda Ash: 50 lbs -
blocks both $100 000 or $1 $5,000 Sulphuric acid: 45
500 per gallon, 1 4-feet als $45,000; Granular
aluminium platform ladder to Chlorine, Chlorine gas.
do cleaning $10,000, 6 Phone: 227-4857 (8 am -
aluminium canisters close 4 pm) Monday to Friday.
very tight for storage of money
and gums and ammo and COMPUTER desk
tools x 2 x 12 -!$10 000 3 tops, Laptops from Acers,
x 2 x 15 $15 000 3 x 2x 12 Dell, Toshiba. Laptops
$18 000, USA Model, 1 110 from $170 000. We match
240V pressure water pump an price. We guarantee
complete with pressure tank only new systems,
and switch $40 000, 12 customized to your
private Oxygen bottles. no specifications Call Tel.
rent paid $20 000 each, 1 335-3002f626-9441/222-
new in box 18 000 BTU Peak 4547.
Split Unit Remote, 240 V FARMERS! Now is the time
$100 000, 1 new 16 feet to increase your yields and
aluminium ladder in 8 feet returns on all crops (rice, cane,
halves, Mexican made $25 greens, vegetables. etc). Spend
000, 1 large General Electric little and gain more. liquid
stand up freezer 110 v in fertilisers, (Bio Algreen-S90) &
excellent condition $100 000, seeds are available. To order
I new large light Blue fibreglass seeds are available. To order
tub $5 00,' 3 new fire call 218-0437, 642-6238. 227-
tub $- 00 u, 3 new fire 87 608
extinguishers in box $ 10 000 8876 (evenings), 610-8529,
each, 100 new good year truck 609-6124. 260-4380, 260-
liners, size 20 $1 000 each, 1 4272. 628-4473, 663-7826.
new complete imported
Satellite Dish Stand large $100
000, 1 Xerox 5028 copier needs
servicing 240v on stand $100 3Y also 120Y Datsun. Tel.
000. 6 metal four-drawer used
filing cabinets at $20 000 220-5 7..........
each, 2 new executive writing 21 BEDFORD
desk chairs in box $25 000, Model M truck. Tel:
1 2000 watts transformer step 455-2303.
down and step up, 110 240 --...
$15 000. Owner leaving. 621- 1 AT 192 CARINA 1s
TEL. 647-0096.



22 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 26, 2006

minibus 15 seats-
$1.7M neg. Tel. # 642-
ONE refrigerated truck,
GFF series. Call Tel. # 623-
S-- TAT 192 TOYOTACa-nan-
PJJ series, mags, A/C, music,
excellent condition. Tel. 225-
1 AT 170 Corona, EFI, CD
Player, mags, full crystal light
at rail.. Tel. 233-5145.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab 4 x 4. Excellent condition.
Contact # 335-3064. 614-
TOYOTAAE 100-Sprinter
- A/C, auto, mags. Price $900
000. Tel. # 226-5999.
CAR. TEL. 229-6533 OR 613-
ONE Nissan Caravan -
PEE 2660. $350 000. Price
negotiable. Call 277-0108,
1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux,
PHH series, excellent
condition. Price neg.
Contact 220-3946.
ONE Nissan Wagon stick
gear/front wheel drive, working
condition. Asking $400 000
negotiable. Phone 623-7906.
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon. Like new. must be
seen. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville.
1 TK HYAB Ford Truck,
already on contract. Contact
Tel.'218-4898, 617-7411.
1 TOYOTA AE 100 Ceres,
one 'owner, never in hire,
excellent condition. Price $1
000 000 ($1M) neg. Call 628-
enclosed cargo truck with
refrigeration system, 3-ton low
miles asking $2.1M. Mazda
canter enclosed cargo truck 2-
ton jtLst, registered. Asking -
$1.9M: Call 225-5591 or 619-
AE 100 TOYOTA Sprinter
- fully powered with mags and
music system $1M neg.
Telephone 609-7254 or 619-
386.4. __
1 NISSAN 4-ton enclosed
truck, 1 2-ton Toyota enclosed
canter, 2 12-seater minibus, 1
Honda Civic, 1 Honda Legend.
1 Heavy-duty sewing machine.
Tel. 222-2300, cell 625-2883.
ONE AT 212 Carina, PHH
series, excellent condition with
spider, spoiler. Price neg.
Contact 263-7339, 621-7802.
3 TOYOTA Tacomas for
sale, in excellent condition.
Tel. 225-0460 cell 624-7130.
YAMAHA Virgo 750cc
motorcycle, just imported into
country. not registered, will
register at no cost to buyer -
$250 000. Call 624-8402, 227-
TOYOTA AT 192 Carina,
fully powered, automatic,
excellent condition. Tel. 226-
9316, 617-1.505.
i' JAGUAR XJ 6 3.8M
neg.; 1 BMW Sports Model
325 IS $3M neg. Both
excellent condition. Tel.
ONE AT 192 Carina auto,
fully powered. Price -.$1 475
00 neg. Tel. # 645-0899, 623-
1. GX 81 Toyota Mark 11
fully powered, mag rim,
clean condition going
cheap. Contact 643-4121 or
226-7855 Sham.
ONE 3Y Long Base
minibus, excellent
condition $575 000. Tel.
225-1103, 612-4477, 231-
TWO 3Y buses $300 000
and $425 000. Dave Auto
Sales 169 Lamaha and De
Abreu Streets. Tel. 225-1103,
612-4477. 231-3690.
---------------------- --- ---- -- -- ---
AT 192 Carina (new
model), fully powered. A/C,
alarm system, PHH series. Price
- $1.3M. RAJEN 275-0208,

1 ISUZU Trooper. Contact
Tel. 264-2524 Ganesh
VAN for sale MPV 4WD,
1990, PGG series. Tel. 629-
ONE TL 500 Bedford truck
-in-working conditiGon.-Te-225- -
2487, 627-3806.
1 RZ long base mini bus,
working condition, mags,
music, etc. $900 000. Call
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon. Like new, must be
seen. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville.
ONE A4 60 Carina, in
excellent working condi-
tion, needs body work ,
tape deck, AC etc. Tel.
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Price
$500 000 neg. Call 226-
2833 or 233-3122.
IN stock selling 3 Carinas
- AT 192 & 2 212. Also mag
rims, size 15, Japanese.
Contact 627-4067 for more
1 TOYOTA Carina Wagon,.
11' owner. PFF series, good
condition, etc $680 000 neg.
Call 231-0283, 612-9046.
ONE Toyota Sera Sport Car
in mint condition. Call Andy at
225-5474 or 622-9133 for more
ONE two-door Daihatsu
Feroza, four-wheel drive.
Good condition. Price $800
000 neg. Tel. 227-8054 or
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-
series. 17" mag, private used,
A/C,. music, etc. Tel. 646-
5136, 254-0171. Serious
enquiries only.
FOR sale Labarian, one
Crystal and one Honda Civic.
Sold as parts. 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.
good condition with mag rims.
Contact 54 Craig St., C/ville,,
2 houses east of Sheriff St..
1 AT 170 CORONA, fully
powered automatic, A/C,
mags, music. Call 256-3216,
---....-.. ; -Y e --e-s- -- --------
series, mint condition,
automatic, music, A/C, spoiler,
air bag, (full loaded). Must
see. Tel. # 220-3355, 624-
base, 1 AT 150 Carina car, 1
AT 170 Carina car. All in
excellent condition. Phone
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully. powered, 8
seats, like new. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 22.3-9687.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
white). Going cheap.
Suzuki Vitara, 4-door. Call
227-5500, 227-2027.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 seater,
manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy
rims & Sony CD player.
Priced to go. # 621-7445.
truck long tray, 17 feet 4D
32, a/c, immaculate
condition. 74 Sheriff St. #
ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
1 RZ bus, good
condition. Contact Tirbani
- 233-2562, 623-0338 199
Anaida Ave., Eccles, tBD.
in good condition mag
rims, stick gear, tape deck.
Tel: 626-6837 after hours -
# 220-4316.

5-Head 6" width planner -
$1.2M (neg.); 2 16" service
Planner Combinations $500
000 each (neg.); 1 moveable
table saw, cut up to 6" $400
000. Raj 275-0208, 626-0350.
Bayee 662-4249.
2 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
Scars. FuTtyFoa-de-d-,--rTsTi-ck, T-
automatic. Both just complete
refurbished and sprayed. 1 AE
81 Corolla back half shell with 4
complete doors. Tel. 619-5087,
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully powered, 8
seats, like new. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 223-9687.
ONE 7 600 Ford Turbo 4-
wheel Drive tractor fully
reconditioned. Tel. 617-8156,
263-5634 L. Lalman & Son,
Canal No. 2 Polder.
2 AT CORONAS fully
powered, A/C, mags, music,
white, EFI, PHH. $850 000 neg.
A & R Real Estate & Auto Sale.
2 IRZ long base minibuses -
EFI, mags, music, A/C, cat eye -
$1.2M $1.4M neg. A & R Real
Estate & Auto Sale. 222-4782/
. ... ..------- ---------. -- -.. ..
2 AT 192 CARINAS -
automatic, fully powered, mags,
A/C, CD, PJJ/PHH never in hire.
A & R Real Estate & Auto Sale.
(1) CORONA wagon -
never in hire, lady-driven;
(1) small mini-bus private.
Tel: 227-1845 (8 am 4
pm), 229-6253, anytime.
ONE Long base RZ mini
bus EFI, excellent
condition, music system,
amplifier/mag rims. Must
be sold. Owner leaving.
Tel. 270-4250. .....
ONE Nissan.Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW, PM,
9021, Cell: 629-7419
in immaculate condition: 1
- Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
220-5516, 220-5323.
WHEN buying or selling
any type of used vehicles.
Best prices paid. Contact Mr.
Khan 233-2336 or 623-
9972, anytime.
170 TOYOTA Corona car -
PJJ series, in excellent
condition. Call Devein. 623-
JAGUAR XJ 12 12-cylinder
Sports car, needs genera work,
sold as is $250 000. Call 624-
8402, 227-7677. 225-2503.
ONE Nissan Sentra,
PGG series (FB-13), 15"
mag rims, CD Deck, A/C,
etc. Kris 624-5659, 220-
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, 23?-
MAZDA Titan Box truck
extended height box, fully
powered, A/C, like new PJJ series
- $1.9 million cash. Call 225-
2503, 225-4631, 624-8402.
LATE PJJ series Ford
Taurus Luxury Sedans, 4-door,
automatic, A/C, fully powered,
low mileage. Excellent
condition. Cash $1.6 million.
Call 648-0001.
AE 81 COROLLA stick
gear, Burgundy, spoiler, A/C,
never in hire $500 000 neg. A
& R Real Estate & Auto Sale.
222-4782/4. Vehicle as low as -
$350 000.
AE 100 SPRINTER fully
powered, mags, A/C, music,
PHH, Burgundy $1 175 000
neg. A & R Real Estate & Auto
Sale. 222-4782/222-4784.
G-TOURING Wagon fully
powered, mags, A/C, music off
the wharf condition, never in
hire $1.3M neg. A & R Real
Estate & Auto Sale. 222-4782/
Authorised agent. Beat the
profiteers. utilise our services.
Save as much as $300 000 on a
vehicle. All makes and models
available. We guarantee lowest
prices and best services. Tel. 660-
0627, 610-8003.



192 Carinas, EP 82 Starlet, AE
100 Corolla, Toyota Pick-up T-
100. Amar- 226-9691, 621-6037
.............. ....- ..^ ^.--------------- -------------- -- - ---
series, excellent condition, fully
automatic, alarm, a/c, spoiler, CD
player, mag rims, careful lady
-drver-well-maintaned-Prie -
150 000 negotiable. Telephone
# 624-3109, 220-2453.
1 ERF flat bed lorry, 22-ft.
17-ton with 5-ton Hiab, can use
as transportation. Price $3 875
000 (neg.). Raj 275-0208 or
626-0350, Bayee 662-4249.
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.
2 MITSUBISHI Lancers -
fully powered, automatic,
spoiler A/C music PJJ, never in
hire $1 650 000 & $1 750 000
neg. A & R Real Estate & Auto
Sale. 222-4782/222-4784.
WHITE type R Civic race
ready with complete sport
suspension, custom engine 2
000cc with headers. Manual
transmission, alloy rims, custom
leather interior, power windows
with A/C. Phone 622-1957.
HONDA Prelude Sport 2-
door PGG series. Chrome
rims. Excellent condition.
Please call 218-3119, 628-
AE 100 COROLLA fully
powered. mags, music, CD/DVD
layer, Spoiler, A/C, automatic,
fully flared, PHH, never in hire -
$1 350 000 neg. A & R Real
Estate & Auto Sale. 222-4782/
FOR4D 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray dual
air bag, mag rims, etc. $5.5M
neg. Tel. 220-7416.
1 -DUMP truck, 1 -watertender
and 330 Timber Jack Skidder
all are in good working
condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
..... .... ...... --- ---- ----- -
1 HONDA Integra fully
loaded; 1 Mitsubishi Lancer
- fully loaded. Owner
leaving country. Contact No.
646- 944................
AT 170 CARINA $750
000, Marino $1.1M. # 225-
7126. Dolly's Auto Rental
272 Bissessar Ave., Prashad
Nagar. ____
TOYOTA Marino excellent
condition, mags, music, fully
powered $1.2VM, neg. Tel: 622-
192, 259-0836.
EE 100 Toyota Corolla,
1298 CC manual
transmission, excellent
working condition, mags
and music, PHH series. 226-
8740 and 612-3111. Price
GIVE away price!!! 1 AE
110 Toyota Sprinter, PJJ
series. Immaculate condition,
CD Deck, mag rims, Spoiler,
etc. Owner leaving contact # -
223-9316 (H), 227-3283 (W)
615-8920 .
TOYOTA T100 Pick-up, 2
DRAGLINES with ile driving
hammer and HYMAC 58CC. Tel.
ONE 4-Runner,
excellent condition with
rill, mags, V6 engine, left
and drive. Price $1.6M
negotiable. Call 640-2365
TWO long base open tray
Mitsubishi Canters. Excellent
working condition. 31 (East)
Meten-Meer-Zorg. Phone 625-
1 TOYOTA Mark 11, GX
81 excellent condition,
remote start, alarm, DVD/CD
Player, brand new tyres and
magrims, very low mileage,
A/C, fully powered. Call 613-
0613, 624-6628.
ONE Laurel car C 31
working condition, fully
powered, 4 mags. Price $3
250 000 neg. Can be
inspected at Eccles Old Road.
Tel. 644-0737, 660-3292.
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.
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.


1 RAV-4 Toyota PJJ ONE GJJ Leyland
5722, fully loaded. Call 226- double axle truck with 20-cyl.
6603, 225-3497. tray and hylab. Perfect for
......--- ---sand electric pole planting
1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter, and scrap iron. Excellent
PHH series, excellent condition, condition. Price negotiable.
fully loaded, fully powered. Call 640-2365.
Contact 623-4572, 222-5053. -TWO (2) Honda CRVs
..........------------- TWO (2) Honda CRVs,
---TOYVeTA-Mark-1t-,SX-8 r --r n eT trt-iocdTtto-n.
music, mags, good Inspection can be done
condition. $650 000. Tel. 645- from Mon. Fri., 11 am -
8788, 629-2554, Keion. 4 pm at Avinash Complex,
1 4 X 4 DIESEL Range A & B Water Street.
Rover $1.4M neg. Best offer Contact 226-3361, 227-
accepted. Suitable for off 7829.
road (Interior). Call Romeo 1 MAZDA 929 Wagon -
222-3558. back wheel drive, good
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina condition $350 000 neg.; 1
PJJ series fully powered, AT 170 Carina PJJ series,
mag rims, music set, spoiler, excellent condition $900
S Contact 645-0404 220- 000 neg. Call 233-5998,
2047- Bibi. 233-6250, 233-5133.
very good condition Crystal Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab $2
Sight, etc. $1.6M. TEL. 226- 650 000; 1 Cherokee Jeep -
8148, 625-1624. $1.3M; Toyota Pick-up 4 x 4 -
848, 14..7M; Toyota Corolla AE 91 -
ONE Clark Fork Lift. Year 90000; Toyota Corolla 11 -
1978 Model # C500LPG in $775 000, Mitsubishi Lancer -
working condition. Ram in $1.9M & $2M; Toyota 4-Runner
need of repairs. Price $1.6M; Cifero $1.1M; Toyota
negotiable. Contact Clive or Mark 11 $900 000; Mercedes
Tony. Tel. # 226-0605. Convertible $7M. TEL. 226-
1 NISSAN, 2 000 Model 8148, 625-1624.
Twin Cam, 18 600 miles, fully TOYOTA Carina Scrap
powered, next to new condition, AA 60 (back wheel drive).
dual side, air bag. Price $2.1M. Price $100 000. Nissan
Tel. 622-8684, 227-1451. Caravan minibus E-24
OE M*annTruck. Model series, NA20 original
ONE an Tru Model engine good condition.
# N4510 4 x 4 year Price $650 000. Toyota
1979. 10 tonnes, in working Dyna 200 Canter truck 2
condition. Spares available. 000. Short base good
Price negotiable. Contact condition, BHH 6394,
Clive or Tony. Tel. # 226- white. Price $1.1M neg.
0605. Call 624-3614, 274-0563,
LINCOLNT a(Fo 274-0609, 109 Public
LINCOLN Town car (Ford) 4- Road Friendship!Buxton,
door luxury Sedan automatic, ECD (opposite Cemetery).
power window, locks, seats, Ask for W. Sharper.
digital dash, TV & DVD Player,
air-conditioner, only 47 000 1 AE 100 $1 200 000
miles, like new $4.5 million. neg.; 1 AT 192 $1 200 000
Call 624-8402, 227-7677, 225- neg.; 1 4 x 4 Toyota Hilux -
2503. $2 400 000 neg.; RZ EFI $1
AT 1 ARI- 300 000; RZ $1 200 000;
000AT 192 CAooNA- $1400 RZ $1 150 000; Toyota
000; ST 190 Corona series, fully loaded, DVD,
000; Ceres $1175 000; AT mag rims $1f200 000; AT
150 Corona-$550000 and 170,Carina $700 000; AE
many others at Dave Auto 81 Corolla $450 000 1
Sales, 169 Lamaha and De Marino, PHH $1 100 000;
Abreu Streets. Tel. 225-1103, 212 Carina $1 600 000; SV
612-4477, 231-3690. 40, PHH series $1 900 000;
1 INTERNATIONAL Tractor; two three-ton canter trucks
1 15 HP Yamaha O/B engine; 1 bargain at $1 600 000.
Mini Bus scrap; 1 KE 10 engine Harry and Sons Auto Sales.
& gear box; '2 HP motors; poultry Tel. 227-0265, 227-1.881.
waters, trays troughs, etc.; 1 PREMIO Toyota Corona,
wooden boat, 1 paper feeder, PHH series fully automatic; 212
spray cans, computers and more. Carina, fully automatic; AT 192
Must be sold. Owner leaving Carina, fully automatics, PHH
ntr Contact Tel. 233 626 Carina, fuliy automatics, PHH
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 26, 2006

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Frank Lampard steered
Chelsea to a 2-0 win over
Portsmouth while Arsenal's
Champions League hopes for
next season suffered a
bodyblow with a 1-0 defeat at
Blackburn Rovers yesterday.
England midfielder Lampard
slotted home the breakthrough
goal for the champions at Stam-
ford Bridge after 65 minutes and
Dutch winger Arjen Robben
made sure of the points with
their second on 78 minutes.
The laboured victory on a
heavy pitch, just three days af-
ter their Champions League loss
there to Barcelona, extended
Chelsea's lead at the top over
Manchester United to 15
Arsenal, who beat Real
Madrid 1-0 away on Tuesday,
failed to close the five-point gap
on north London rivals
Tottenham Hotspur in the race
for next season's Champions
League after Norway's Morten
Gamst Pedersen got the only
goal at Ewood Park.
Newcastle United's fine
form under caretaker coach
Glenn Roeder continued with a
2-0 home win over Everton in
the late kickoff, with Peruvian
Nolberto Solano getting both
Birmingham City beat
Sunderland 1-0 in their
relegation scrap with an
Emile Heskey goal and
Charlton Athletic were held
to a 0-0 draw at home by
Aston Villa.
Chelsea looked jaded after
their 2-1 defeat with 10 men by

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Barcelona and took their time
warming up against Harry
Redknapp's side, who now look
firm candidates for the drop.
Ivory Coast striker Didier
Drogba lined up the precious
opener for Lampard, with the
England midfielder making up


for what had been a disappoint-
ing performance with a fine fin-
Robben did the same after
being set up by a superb ball
over the top of Portsmouth's de-
fence by Icelandic striker-cum-
midfielder Eidur Gudjohnsen.
"The game in midweek was
draining physically and draining
mentally." said Chelsea's assis-
tant manager Steve Clarke.
"It was always gong to he
difficult ... especially after play-
ing 60 minutes with only 10
"We looked at the stats and
saw that some players ran two
km more than they would nor-
mally do."

As for the final stages of the
season. Clarke said: "We're in a

great position to be champions
again but it's going to take a lot
of hard work and hopefully
some quality football to get
The win lifts Chelsea to 69
points, well clear of Manches-
ter United (54), who face Wigan
Athletic in today's League Cup
final in Cardiff. Third-placed
Liverpool, on 51, play
Manchester City amidst today's
league games.
The big loser yesterday
was clearly Arsenal, who suf-
fered their eighth away
league loss of the season and
squandered their game in
hand on Tottenham in the
race to finish fourth.
Spurs hold that slot with 46

points, while Blackburn's vic-
tory means they leapfrog Arse-
nal into fifth place on 43. leav-
ing Arsene Wenger's side sixth
on 41 and under threat by West
Ham United, who also have 41
and a game in hand.
"I'm very sad because i
don't think we deserved to lose
this game ... we were always on
top but just couldn't score,"
Wenger told Sky Sports News
after their 10th defeat of the
"We gave absolutely ev-
erything, but we lacked a
little bit of mental sharpness
maybe because of Tuesday
night ....We were really unfor-
tunate not to get something
out of the game."

GuanC put 1wayF '^'IAln tig

From back page

played beautifully.
Bevency then zoomed a
shot from outside but it went
wide in the 24th minute.
Then Bevency pushed a
pass to Codringlon who failed
to off-load his shot properly in
the 31st minute. Soon after
Codrington was stopped as he
attempted to penetrate and was
fouled just outside the 1X yards
The kick taken by Bishop.
however, was not good. At the
other end of the field Guyana's
goalkeeper Richard Reynolds
was called upon to make a save
before Abrams darted down the
left and crossed only to see the
ball intercepted by Antiguan de-
fender Edlorn Williams.
Codrington then pursued
his offensive mindset, went
down the left flank and
passed two defence players,
crossing without success, as
Pollard hit it wide five min-
utes from halftime.
Beveney then shot the ball
wide of the goal and Bishop
clipped one away from its tar-
get. The roughly built ended
the first half with another pow-
erful shot from outside the 18
yards area.
Anligua got their first leal

chance in the 52nd minute over
the crossbar as Reynolds was
floored in the process in what
looked a dangerous position in
the six yards box.
Then Abrams hit a nice
square ball which went a-begging
in the 55th minute. But
Codrington was not to be for-
gotten and he registered his name
on the second goal for Guyana.
He faked right just a step
inside on the right edge of
the 18 yards box and his
marker failed to negotiate
his ploy and was left unde-
cided and leaning.
Codrington left him
propped. pulled back and
fired a flat crisp shot which
rushed past the unsuspecting
defence and a dazed Anthony
in goal. who could only react
after the ball was passed to
his near post. diagonally, to
score in the 65th minute.
Guyana 2 Antigua nil.
Soon after an Antiguan
player headed a chance wide
of the goal and moments
later there was another
Antigua attempt at reducing
the advantage. Guyana was
by then allowing Antigua
some level of encouragement
as both sides made changes
as the game progressed and it
seemed Antigua benefited

from poor communication by
This was evident as the
Antiguans were able to score in
the 77th minute from a good
shot by second half suhstitute
forward Kerry Skepple who
came on for midfield player
Clint Martin. adding punch to
the front-line.
But the scores remained 2-
l.for Guyana despite other
changes which saw Antigua
make as much as six as did
Guyana with five in the spirit
of exposing players in the
friendly series.
In the supporting game the
Georgetown ladies whipped
their Linden counterparts 2-0.
The international series be-
tween Guyana and Antigua
wraps up today at Ihe
Georgetownl Football Club
(GFC) ground.
In the first game at 16:00
h the Georgetown Football
League (GFL) Under-15 in-
ter-club final will be played
between Pele and Uprising. It
will be followed by the
Guyana Football Federation
(GFF) 2005 Inter-sub-associa-
tion competition third place
playoff match between
Berbice and West Demerara
and the clash at 20:00 h be-
tween Guyana and Antigua.

South Africa and Australia

won't use super-subs
By Ken Borland
JOHANNESBURG, SA (Reuters) South Africa and Aus-
tralia have decided not to use super-subs in their five-
match one-day international series even though it re-
mains an International Cricket Council (ICC) playing
condition until March 21.
Captains Graeme Smith and Ricky Ponting agreed not to
use super-subs in yesterday's Twenty20 match or the one-
day series starting today hut the ICC match referee for the
series, Chris Broad, said the playing condition has to be ad-
hered to.
"The super-sub trial is still effective! an lCC plying con-
dition and it will have to be complied with during the series,
Broad said in a press release Friday night.
"Both teams have agreed to name a starting eleven and a
super-sub, however Graeme and Ricky have agreed that the
super-sub will not be used in a playing capacity at any stage
during the five-match series." the statement said.
The ICC said after the chief executives committee
meeting in Dubai last week that the super-sub trial would
not be used in any one-day international series starting
after March 21, though this decision still has to be rati-
fied by its executive board.

Lampard strikes for Chelsea,

Arsenal lose again


, SUNDAY CHRONICLE Feb a.icy S? .,Q06


Trescothick to leave India

tour for personal reasons

By Sanjay Rajan

BARODA, India, (Reuters) -
England batsman Marcus
Trescothick will return home
immediately from the tour of
India for personal reasons,
coach Duncan Fletcher said
"He is going home due to
personal reasons. Please don't
ask more about it," he told
The vice-captain's
departure adds to England's tour
woes with captain Michael
Vaughan doubtful for the first
Test starting in Nagpur on
Wednesday due to the
recurrence of a knee problem.
Fletcher confirmed that all-
rounder Andrew Flintoff would
skipper the side if Vaughan


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failed to recover in time.
A replacement for
Trescothick would also be called

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up, he said.
Batsmen Kevin Pietersen
and Paul Collingwood are


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nursing back problems while
paceman Simon Jones is
down with a stomach bug and
missed the three-day warm-
up game which the tourists
lost by eight wickets
Alastair Cook and James
Anderson have already been
withdrawn from England's 'A'
side in the West Indies and have
been drafted in as cover for
Pietersen, Collingwood,
Vaughan and Jones.
"It is a bit worrying to lose
Trescothick," Fletcher said. "He
is a world class opener. To lose
someone like that is a big blow
to us.
"He is experienced and
played well the last time (in

Trescothick was one of
the few England players to
shine during the recent 2-0
Test series defeat in Pakistan,
scoring 193 in the opening
The left-handed batsman
appeared in good nick, top-
scoring with 88 in England's
practice game in Mumbai last
"He is obviously a big
blow, but we would rather not
talk about it," Vaughan said.
"We will respect his privacy."
England, chasing their
first Test series win in India
for 21 years, are due to play
three Tests and seven one-

KENYA innings 8-2-38-1 (nb-1, w-2), Rinke 8-0-32-1
K. Otieno stp. Taylor b Meth 74 (nb-1, w-3), Utseya 10-0-44-1 (w-1),
M. Ouma c Ireland b Mahwire 3 Meth 3-1-6-1, Masakadza 4-1-26-2
- -Su c uffinl-Ffnke- - . 25- (w- . .-- ..- .
S. Tikolo c Coventry b Utseya 23 ZIMBABWE innings
T. Odoyo c Utseya b Ireland 54 H. Rinke c Otieno b Ongondo 42
T Mishra run-out (Rinke) 5 T. Duffin run-out (Ngoche) 53
B. Patel c Taylor b Masakadza 0 H. Masakadza not out 58
J. Kamande c & b Masakadza 15 B. Taylor not out 60
J. Ababu b Ireland 1 Extras: (lb-9, w-8, nb-1) 18
P. Ongondo not out 0 Total:(2 wickets, 43.3 overs) 231
N. Ngoche not out 0 Fall of wickets: 1-71; 2-131.
Extras: (b-4, b-5,w-13, nb-5) 27 Bowling: Odoyo 7-0-34-0 (nb-1,
Total: (9 wickets, 50 overs) 227 w-1), Ongondo 8-1-37-1 (w-1),
Fall of wickets:1-31,2-116, 3-129,4- Ababu 6-0-39-0 (w-4), Tikolo 10-
166,5-175,6-175,7-218,8-227,9-227. 1-44-0 (w-1), Ngoche 4.3-0-29-0,
Bowling: Rainsford 7-0-28-0 (nb-3, Kamande 5-0-25-0 (w-1), Patel 3-
w-2), Ireland10-1-44-2 (w-4), Mahwire 0-14-0.

Easy win for

Zimbabwe over


ZIMBABWE cruised to an
eight-wicket win in the first
one-day international against

Vaughan to decide on

his fitness tomorrow

By Sanjay Rajan

BARODA, India, (Reuters) -
England captain Michael
Vaughan will take a decision
on his fitness two days before
the first Test in Nagpur.
"We will test it tomorrow
and make a decision after the
training session," Vaughan told
reporters yesterday.
Vaughan sat out a three-day
tour match, which the visitors
lost by eight wickets yesterday,
because of a recurrence of a knee
The 31-year-old batsman
said he was still struggling with
the injury.
"I had an injection on
Wednesday night, tested it at nets
yesterday and am going to monitor
it over the next 48 hours."
Vaughan missed the first
Test in Pakistan last year
because of the injury. He
played the remaining two
Tests but missed the one-day
series to return home for
Problems for the injury-hit
England team were compounded
with Marcus Trescothick's

return home for personal
reasons, details of which were
not released.
"It is not an ideal start, an
ideal preparation for the Test

By Sanjay Rajan

BARODA, India, (Reuters) -
England slumped to an eight-
wicket defeat in their three-
day tour match against an
Indian Board President's XI
Fast bowler Munaf Patel
captured 10 wickets in the
match, the 22-year-old grabbing
five for 32 to dismiss England
for 158 all out in their second
innings after tea on the final day.
The home side knocked off
the 55 runs required in 17 overs
for the loss of Wasim Jaffer
(four) and Dheeraj Jadhav (18).
Opening batsman Gautam
Gambhir, who top-scored with
108 in the first innings, was 22
not out.
The defeat added to
England's troubles ahead of the
first Test starting in the central
city of Nagpur on Wednesday.
Vice-captain Marcus
Trescothick is to return home
due to personal reasons
while skipper Michael
Vaughan was rested due to

match, obviously to lose this
game," Vaughan said.
"And then to lose a good
player (Trescothick). In the
last 12 months he has
probably been our best
Apart from Vaughan, all-
rounder Paul Collingwood (back
injury) and fast bowler Simon
Jones (virus) did not play
against the President's XI. A
sore back forced batsman Kevin
Pietersen to retire hurt and fast
bowler Liam Plunkett suffered
a bruised heel.
Opener Alastair Cook
and seamer James Anderson
will be joining the squad
today and coach Duncan
Fletcher said the team
management has called for a
replacement for Trescothick.

the recurrence of a knee
problem. Middle-order
batsman Kevin Pietersen did
not bat yesterday after
retiring in the first innings
due to lower back trouble.
England lost their last seven
wickets for just 63 runs as Patel
scythed through the lower order
after the visit' -s were reduced

to 154 for si"
selection fo

Indian Board
8 declared
England XI
M. Trescott
A. Strauss
M. Hoggam
i. Bell c Kar
A. Flintoff c
G. Jones lrU
1. Blackwe!O
L. Plunkett
S. Harmiso
M. Panesa:
K. Pieterse:
Extras: (Ib--
Total: (all c
Fall of wic'

ucky to miss
.e Nagpur Test,

anings 238
?sident's X1 342 for
innings o/n 10 for
Paul 32
.a b Patel 2
;na b Powar 42
Singh 29
ik b Patel 2
owar 12
I1 11
AI 15
out 2
l 0
ant hurt
,nb-6) 11
overs) 158
3, 2-67, 3-95, 4-99,

Kenya in Bulawayo.
Kennedy Otieno hit 74 and
Thomas Odoyo contributed 54
in the tourists' 226-9 after they
had chosen to bat first. But
Zimbabwe, despite fielding a
clutch of novices, got home in
the 44th over with half-
centuries for Terry Duffin,
Brendan Taylor and Hamilton

On a day when little
happened for the bowlers,
Zimbabwe debutant Keegan
Meth, aged 18, took 1-6
from three overs. (BBC

dominated with pace and
accuracy on his home ground.
He ran through the tail and
England lost their last three
wickets for three runs. The
innings ended after the ninth
wicket fell due to Pietersen's
The Board XI, led by
opening batsman Gautam
Gambhir's 108, had notched 342 |
for eight in reply to the visitors'
first innings 238 all out

Bowling: Patel 16-6-32-5 (nb-1),
Singh 13-1-45-1 (nb-5, w-1), Powar
21-6-51-2, Paul 14-4-26-1, Venugopal
Rao 1-1-0-0.
INDIAN BOARD President's XI 2nd
innings (target: 55 runs)
W. Jaffer c Strauss b Hoggard 4
G Gambhir not out 22
D. Jadhav c sub. (M. Prior)
b Panesar 18
S. Raina not out 6
Extras: (b-2, w-6) 8
Total: (2 wickets, 17 overs) 58
Fall of wickets: 1-11.2-46.
Bowling: Hoggard 4-0-10-1,
Harmison 4-0-16-0 (w-2), Panesar 5-
1-20-1-, Flintoff 2-1-2-0, Blackwell 2-

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after Scots stun England

By Mitch Phillips

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- The Six Nations rugby
championship was blown
wide open yesterday when
Scotland stunned world
champions England 18-12 at
The Scots, who before
this season had won just one
of their last 10 Six Nations
games, have already won two
in this tournament and
against both favourites
having shocked France in the
opening week.
They now have two wins
out of three, the same as
England and France, who
produced another off-beat
performance to beat Italy 37-12
after trailing at halftime in Paris
earlier yesterday.
Ireland and Wales, who
meet in Dublin today, have one
win and one defeat each.
France host England in
two weeks' time in what had
been billed as the likely title
decider but it could be
Scotland's trip to Dublin, or
Wales against Italy in
Cardiff, that holds the key to
the 2006 title.
Scotland's Calcutta Cup
win, earned with five Chris
Paterson penalties and a Dan
Parks drop goal, was only their
second victory over England in
15 years and ranks alongside the

successes of 2000 and 1990
when they also ended English
grand slam hopes.

Much of their improvement
this year goes down to the work
of coach Frank Hadden, who
has restored the fun and with it
the self-belief since replacing
Australian Matt Williams last
"I'm so proud," Hadden
told the BBC. "It was a
sensational defensive effort.
Make no mistake, England
played pretty well today but
our defence was
It was 3-3 at halftime but
the Scots edged clear early in
the second half as Paterson split
the posts with every penalty
Parks contributed a
sharp drop goal and though
Charlie Hodgson kept
England within range they
never looked capable of
scoring the try they
England coach Andy
Robinson had no complaints
about the defeat but pointed to
the fact that Scotland made 112
tackles to the 33 of his side as
an indicator of how the game
"They defended
magnificently, kept their shape
and stuck to the task," he said.

CHRIS Paterson is the hero kicking 15 of Scotland's 18
points as they record their first victory over England since
2000. (BBC Sport)

Two weeks ago France
seemed to have destroyed
Ireland with a 50-minute Paris
display that had them 43-3
ahead only to be booed off
after allowing the Irish to get
back to 43-31.

This time it was the reverse
with the errors and laboured
movement coming in the first 50
minutes before the French took
Three penalties and a drop
goal by Ramiro Pez had Italy
deservedly 12-8 ahead at the
break, with a Thomas
Lievremont try and a penalty by
Jean-Baptiste Elissalde all
France had to show for their
unimpressive work.

A cameo early in the second
half encapsulated the home
side's slapdash approach.
Twice within a minute
they opted not to go for goal
with close-range penalties
but on both occasions,
through Aurelien Rougerie
and Damien Traille, they
sent their touch-finders too
long drawing more
whistles from the restless
The lead and the game
changed in a two-minute spell
when Italy lock Carlo Del Fava
was sent to the sin bin and
Yannick Nyanga scored a try

after Thomas Castaignede's
great run.
Peter de Villiers got another
soon after while Rougerie and
Frederic Michalak added two
more in the last three minutes.
France, though, can take
little from the match, with
Michalak again looking hesitant,
handling errors throughout and
the pack unable to impose
"The first half was a
festival of mistakes, some
players were paralysed by
doubt," said France coach
Bernard Laporte.
"I was even surprised to see
how our players recovered their
confidence after the break."
It was an all too familiar
display from the Italians,
who have led early in the
second half against Ireland,
England and now France, but
fallen away to lose all three
"We made them doubt for
40 minutes. Italy played
intelligently in the first half
but lost concentration in the
second," said coach Pierre

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SRI LANKA innings
U. Tharanga c Nafees b Mortaza 0
S. Jayasuriya c Baisya b Mortaza 4
K. Sangakkara b Rafique 109
M. Jayawardene c&b Rafique 51
K. Lokuarachchi b Rafique 69
T. Dilshan c Ashraful b Rasel 22
C. Kapugedera c Bashar b Rasel16
F. Maharoof not out 27
M. Bandara not out 3
Extras: (lb-1,nb-1, w-6) 8
Total: (for 7 wickets, 50 overs) 309
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-17, 2-17, 3-92,
Bowling: M. Mortaza 10-2-71-2 (w-1),
S. Rasel 10-1-46-2 (nb-1, w-1), T.
Baisya 5-0-43-0 (w-2), M. Rafique 10-
0-61-3 (w-1), A. Kapali 10-1-50-0, M.
Islam Rana 2-0-15-0, Ahmed 3-0-22-
J. Omar c Sangakkara b Perera 24,
S. Nafees c Dilshan b Prasad 13

SRI Lanka atoned for their
calamitous defeat in Bogra
with a 78-run win o\er
Bangladesh in Chittagong for
a 2-1 series "in o\er their
Asian rivals.
Despite \ inning the to-s,
the hosts opted to insert Sri
Lanka and the tourists gleeful)
accepted the in\ lion to hit a
fine 309-7. Kumar Sangakkara's
109 set up a strong reco\erN
from a bad start at 17-2.

A. Ahmed c Jayawardene
b Prasad 0
M. Ashraful c Bandara b Dilshan 64
H. Bashar c Jayawardene
b Jayasuriya 30
A. Kapali Ibw b Dilshan 5
M. Rafique c Tharanga
b Lokuarachchi 22
M. Islam Rana Ibw
b Lokuarachchi 23
K. Mashud not out 19
M. Mortaza c sub. b Bandara 19
S. Rasel not out 2
Extras: (b-4, lb-3, w-3) 10
Total: (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 231
Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-29, 3-44, 4-
Bowling: R. Perera 7-1-23-1 (w-2), F.
Maharoof 7-0-23-0, D. Prasad 6-1-
29-2, S. Jayasuriya 7-0-31-1, M.
Bandara 10-0-52-1 (w-1), K.
Lckuarachchi 8-0-52-2. T. Dilshan

In reply. Bangladesh'
Mohamnmad Ashralul sparkled
with a quick 6-4 but the rest of
the batting crumbled.
Sangakkara'; innings occu-
pied 125 balls and included I I
He was initially as-
sisted bs skipper lMahela
.Ja3yaardene (51I before
Kaushal Loukarachchi's
one-day best of 69 provided
the acceleration in a 104-
run stand with
Slow left-armer Mohammad
Rafique took 3-61.
Sri Lanka steamer Dammika
Prasad, on debut, was on a hat-
trick when removing Shahriar
Nafees and Aftab Ahmed in his
first over.
Bashar (31) arrived to sup-
port Ashraful but Bangladesh
struggled to get on top of a
soaring required run rate.
The hosts soon collapsed
to 146-6 but some hard-hit-
ling from the tail-cnders gave
the home crowd something to
They finished on 231-9
with no Sri l.ankia bowler tak-
illn more thiNll t\ > wickets.
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Commercial Department
Commercial Manager
ICC CWC Headquarters-Kingston, Jamaica

The Catering Advisor has responsibility for assisting the LOCs in delivering a world, class event at
each of the nine host venues. The candidate will have decision making authority for aspects of the
technical and business component of the catering programme for the event

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
* Develop a sustainable pricing strategy across the region to optimise revenue generation
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Co-ordinate various aspects of catering management at each host venue

Skills and ability:
Ability to set accurate account and revenue goals
Understanding of operations and potential challenges for servicing businesses
Strong communication skills (verbal, listening, writing)
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to facilitate innovative solutions
Must own a valid passport and be able to travel

Qualifications and experience:
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Advanced user of Microsoft Office Software: Word; Excel; PowerPoint; MS Project

Application instructions:
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2) Presentation on how you see your role improving the operating efficiencies at each stadium.
3) References from previous catering contracts awarded.
Mailing Address:
Attn: Stephen Price
The Commercial Department
ICC Cricket World Cup Wi. 2007 Inc.
51 St. Lucia Avenue. Kingston 5, Jam nic,
Applicants may also email: caterini;.cdvisor@cricketwc.,
Closing date for applications: Friday March io. 2oo6

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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 26, 2006

Over $2M in prizes aT CH RONICLE

Over $2M in prizes at stake in Banks Bt'a'ptsland in
P~rrrj [II LTUELui'E** ri laiT IAium

DIH/GNDF dominoes competition

National finals.
Georgetown will have
nine zones, in which the
names of teams from Block
A, B, and C will be put in a
bag and they will be evenly
divided in the zones. The
final will be on May 27 and
28 and three winners will
advance to Thirst Park.
On the East Bank
Demerara, the zones are
Moblissa to Timehri,

Soesdyke to Grove, and
Diamond to Thirst Park and
the final will be on May 21
on the East Bank.
Upper Demerara/Berbice
zones are Kwakwani to Ituni,
Mackenzie to Moblissa, and
Wismar to Moblissa with the
final on May 28.
Zones in West Demerara
are Harbour Bridge to Wales,
Pouderoyen to Uitvlugt, and
Parika to Uitvlugt and the final

OVER $2 million in prizes
will be at stake as Banks DIH
Limited continues its Golden
Jubilee celebrations with a
dominoes competition in
association with the Guyana
National Domino Federation
The competition begins on
March 15 and will be played in
nine areas, leading to a National
play-off on June 24 and 25 at
Thirst Park, Georgetown.
A quarter-million dollars
cash prize will go to the
winners, while the runners-up
will pocket $175 000. third-
placed team $150 000 fourth
$125 000, fifth $100 000 and
sixth $75 000.
The top three places 'Will
also receive a trophy and nine
medals, and the remaining top
players will get trophi.e
East Berbice comprise
three zones Corriherton to
Number 40, Number 35 to
Fyrish and Number 1) to East
Bank Berbice. The A inner of
each zone will clash in a
final on May 14 in New
Amsterdam and overall
winner will proceed to the
final in Georgetown.
The zones in West Berbice
are Blairmont/Rosignol to Fort
Wellington, Bush Lot to Abary,
and Burma to Mahaicony and
their final will be on May 21 at
Coco Cobanna.
On the East Coast
Demerara, the zones are
Mahaica to Ann's Grove,
Victoria to Buxton, Lusignan
to Success, and Better Hope
to Cummings Lodge. They
will clash in the final on June
4 at Melanie Damishana and
Better Hope and the two
winners will advance to the

is set for May 14.
Essequibo has Essequibo
Coast and Pomeroon and
Wakenaam and will clash on
May 21 in their final.
In Bartica, 21 teams from
Bartica/Kaow Island and
Mazaruni will be placed in
seven zones of three each,
and the final will be on June
16 in Bartica.
Entrace fee is $2 500 per

Banks DIH Limited's Winston Callender presents the sponsorship to GNDF's Robert
Williams. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)

Johnson beats Hall for IBA belt

(CMC) Glen Johnson
overcame a spirited challenge
from fellow Jamaican Richard
Hall to win their
International Boxing
Association (IBA) light
heavyweight title fight at the
Seminole Hard Rock LIVE
Arena on Friday night.
Both boxers entertained the
fans with an all-out attacking
style and although Hall proved

very competitive and resilient
for long periods in the bout,
Johnson emerged with a clear
win on the judges' cards 118-
109, 119-108, 119-107.
With the win, Johnson
improved his ring record to 44
wins (29 knockouts) against 10
losses and two draws while
Hall's log dipped to 27 wins (25
knockouts) against six defeats.
Despite turning 37 years
old last month, Johnson

Friday, March 3.2006 at GCC, Bourda.

Play starts at 14:30h (2:30 pm)

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maintains the fiery pace that
he used to beat big name
boxers Roy Jones (September
2004) and Antonio Tarver
(December 2004) before
Tarver won their rematch in
June last year.
"I feel that the fans
everywhere do respect me. I'm
not a celebrity fighter like Roy
Jones Jr or Antonio Tarver but
I am a real fighter and the fans
know that," Johnson said.
Johnson was credited with
a knockdown in round two
when the 34-year-old Hall was
held up by the ropes although
he did not appear to be in
serious trouble.
Johnson, originally from
Clarendon in central Jamaica,
boxed very well.
While enjoying big
rounds in the second and
11th, he switched his attacks
from head to body and back
again, landed multiple lead
right hands and left hooks,
and his footwork was solid.
The win cleared the path for
Johnson to challenge for the
International Boxing Federation
(IBF) light heavyweight belt, of
which he was stripped when he
agreed to his big money contest
with Tarver that all the world
major bodies refused to
It is expected that Johnson
will travel back to old rival and
new IBF champion Clinton
Woods' hometown of Sheffield.
England for their third fi'ht.
Johnson drew with Woods
in November 2003 and then
out-pointed the British boxer
in a rematch three months
later for the IBF belt.

ST JOHN'S, Antigua,-CMC)
- Off-spinning all-rounder
Gareth Batty captured four
wickets after earlier hitting a
valuable half-century, to give
England 'A' the upper hand
against the West Indies 'A' on
the second day of their first
unofficial 'Test' at the
Antigua Recreation Ground
here yesterday.
Batty remained unbeaten on
75 in his side's first innings
total of 386 all out and then
took four for 62 to reduce the
home side to 229 for seven by
the close, still 157 in arrears.
Captain Sylvester Joseph,
who was leading a rearguard
fightback, was unbeaten on 36
along with Dave Mohammed
who was unbeaten on 28 The
duo have so far put on -O0 for
the eighth wicket.
Joseph has batted patiently
for 152 minutes while facing
107 balls and striking four
fours, while Mohammed has so
far faced 31 balls and struck
two fours and a towering si\
over long-on off spinner Ale\
But the day belonged to
Batty after he had resumed on
30 with the score on 304 for
He and Wharf, unbeaten
on nine at the start, shared in
a ninth-wicket stand of 89 to
frustrate their opponents for
75 minutes in the morning
Wharf made 32 before he
edged a drive to slip off left-arm
spinner Dave Mohammed who
ended with four for 109 from 30
overs as the ninth wicket fell at
Sajid Mahmood was last out
for 10 when his on-drive was
caught inches off the ground by
a diving Dale Richards running
in at mid-on off the bowling of
part-time off-spinner Narsingh
Batty, who slapped pacer
Jermaine Lawson to the cover
fence to bring up his 50, batted
for 173 minutes, faced 112 balls
and struck nine fours.
Richard Kelly, who took
four scalps on the first day,
ended with four for 70 from 17
Batty then captured four
wickets on the trot after the
Windies 'A' were seemingly
coasting at 104 for three with
Dale Richards and his skipper
at the crease.
Richards, who had pulled
pacers Sajid Mahmood for a
six over mid-wicket and
hooked Kabir Ali for four to
reach his half-century, was
dismissed one run later when
he edged a cut off Batty to
wicketkeeper Chris Read.

ENGLAND 1st innings
M. Yardy Ibw b Kelly 16
A. Cook c wkp. Baugh b Best 6
O. Shah c Joseph
b Mohammed 45
V. Solanki c Mohammed b Kelly 86
E. Joyce c wkp. Baugh
b Mohammed 6
A. Loudon c & b Mohammed 5
C. Read c Chattergoon b Kelly 78
G. Batty not out 75
K. Ali b Kelly 5
A. Wharf c Joseph
b Mohammed 32
S. Mahmood c Richards
b Deonarine 10
Extras: (lb-12,w-2,nb-8) 22
Total: (all out, 107.2 overs) 386
Fall of wkts: 1-14,2-52,3-99,4-110,5-
127,6-248,7-259, 8-267,9-356.
Bowling: Lawson 18-4-71-0, Best 20-
5-62-1. Kelly 17-4-70-4, Mohammed

Richards' cameo lasted 77
balls and it contained eight fours
and a six. It was 132 for four.
Joseph and Narsingh
Deonarine then added 32 for the
fifth wicket before Deonarine.
who had lifted a full toss from
Batty over mid-wicket for a six,
needlessly lost his wicket.
He padded up to a delivery
from Batty and was adjudged
leg-before-wicket by umpire
Clancy Mack who also ruled
that Richard Kelly (18) was
caught at slip off Batty, to leave
the home side on 189 for seven.
Kelly, who had swung
Batty for a big six over mid-
wicket, gestured to Mack that
the ball had taken his pad before

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walking away.
In between, wicketkeeper
Carlton Baugh (4) skied an
attempted slog-sweep to mid-
wicket to give Batty his third
wicket. It meant the Windies
'A' has lost four wickets for
85 runs.
Earlier, two wickets in three
balls by Mahmood rocked the
top-order after Ali had made the
initial breakthrough by
removing Lendl Simmons (14)
to a catch at the wicket at 42
for one.
Mahmood, who has taken
two for 30 from 13 overs,
induced the watchful Sewnarine
Chattergoon, who hit a crafted
45 from 104 balls with six fours,
to chase a wide ball to third
slip, to end a second-wicket
stand of 59 with Richards.
Marlon Samuels (0) only lasted
two balls before Mahmood
comprehensively beat his lazy
attempt to cover his stumps,
the ball taking an inside edge
before knocking back his off-
and-middle stumps. The two
wickets fell with the score on
England 'A' lost the
services of opening bowler
Alex Wharf after 9.3 overs
when he twisted his right
ankle attempting to stop a
back-drive from Joseph. His
condition will be assessed

30-7-109-4, Samuels 5-1-18-0,
Deonarine 17.2-4-44-1.
WEST INDIES 'A' 1st innings
S. Chattergoon c Joyce
b Mahmood 45
L. Simmons c wkp. Read b All 14
D. Richards c wkp. Read
bBatty 51
M. Samuels b Mahmood 0
S. Joseph not out 36
N. Deonarine Ibw b Batty 18
C. Baugh c Joyce b Batty 4
R. Kelly c Clarke b Batty 14
D. Mohammed not out 28
Extras: (lb-5. nb-14) 19
Total: (for 7 wkts) 229
Fall of wkts: 1-42,2-104, 3-104,4-132,
Bowling: Ali 13-2-42-1 (nb-10),
Wharf 9.3-2-25-0, Clarke 10.3-0-47-0
(nb-3), Mahmood 13-4-30-2 (nb-1),
Batty 20-3-62-4, Loudon 3-0-18-0.

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NATHAN Astle stood firm for New Zealand with an
undefeated 118 at Christchurch, yesterday. (Yahoo Sport).

VICE-CAPTAIN Ramnaresh Sarwan top-scored
West Indies with 65 in Christchurch yesterday.

L. Vincent c Chanderpaul
b Bradshaw 25
S. Fleming c Morton b Bradshaw15
N. Astle not out .18
S. Styris c Ramdin b Bradshaw v1
P. Fulton c Gayle b D.R. Smith 2i
H. Marshall c Ganga b Gayle 43
B. McCullum run-out 13
J. Franklin not out 17
Extras: (Ib-12, nb-3, w-8) 23
Total: (for 6 wickets, 50 overs) 276
Fall of wickets: 1-34,2-61, 3-64, 4-87,
Bowling: I. Bradshaw 8-0-41-3 (nb-
1, w-2), F. Edwards 10-2-49-0 (nb-2,
w-5), D. Butler 10-0-37-0, D. Smith 7-
0-33-1, W. Hinds 6-0-34-0, C. Gayle 9-
0-70-1 (w-1).

for the

C. Gayle c Vetton b Wison 38
D. Ganga b Bond 1
R. Morton c Franklin b Vettori 58
D. Ramdin Ibw b Vettori 28
R.Sarwan c Vincent b Bond 65
S. Chanderpaul Ibw b Bond 4
W. Hinds st McCullum b Patel 4
D. Smith cAstle b Patel 2
R. Lewis c McCullum b Patel 10
I. Bradshaw c Vincent b Mason 37
D. Butler not out 3
Extras: (lb-1,w-4) 5
Total: (all out, 49 overs) 255
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-58, 3-127, 4-
Bowling: J. Franklin 6-0-47-0, S.
Bond 10-0-47-3, M. Mason 10-1-
63-2 (w-3), D. Vettori 10-2-40-2, S.
Styris 5-0-15-0, J. Patel 8-0-42-3

HONESTY shrugged off a
somewhat sluggish first
round to emerge winners of
the sixth annual Oscar Shew
memorial dominoes competi-
tion, played last Sunday at
the Everest Cricket Club,
Camp Road, Georgetown
The eventual winners, "who
started the 15-team points sys-
temr competition with 164
points, tallied a massive 193 in
the second to reach 357, 13 clear
ofjoint second-placed finishers
Turning Point and Canal;on 344
STurning Point started well
S with 181 points but could only
muster 163 in the second round
S vhile Canal, who started:shak-
' ily with 165, bounced back to
,record 179 in the secondd j,
The front-runniin \' .. done
:by International Six, who
showed early promise with 196
while F&H 'B' had 188.
Both however faltered in
the crucial second round,
with the former managing a
mere 118 to finish with 334
and the latter 135 to end with
The other teams in conten-
tion were Movements. Taliban,
F&H *A'. Sting, Survival Run,
One Love. Desperados, Johnno
Bank. Mix-up and Fire.
The opening remarks were
made by Master of Ceremonies

Orin Boston, who also offici-
ated at the presentation cer-
emi on\ .here Mliniilin amShe%'.
soin ol thie late (O)scr She%.
landed :c er ihe Irophies and
.icah prizes ito the to'p three
Buosui rellecikL-d n ihe life
oif ihe elder She- '..h paii'ed
..' .', i.i Fel iruari 15 ,iL in
lie L'S.A. remindin:. p.rilici-
.parmt- and otliei pic sitl tih.ii
,ie ,,as a. Charlei
nembeil -I he Souiit
,+Georgeto,.' n Lio-n, Cluh anri
,.a asi.arded their MIel-. hi Iniie
FeUo\ ,hilp I-r In. L5 .cai in

A minute's silence was also
iober'.ed biel re Souilt
Georel o'\,n L in.i (..lub olri-
Cl.- Godfre\ TIl ,-'lon in- nd
Tiere.a Pembeniln declared the
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Honeslt rarted off $63
1)1111 and the %\inning trophN
hliile burning Point and Ca-
nal received $36 001) each
and similar second-place tro-
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points were also awardedd for
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HONESTY captain receives the winning trophy from organiser Maniram Shew in the presence
of co-organiser Orin Boston and other team members. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)

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on Friday
THE excitement of the fast-paced Thenty2O cricket comes
to Guyana this Friday, when a clash between the
Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) and alteenoes Sports
Club (MSC) officially launches the Demerara zone of the
Shapoorgi Palongi-spon-
sored competition.
Quite appropriately, the
international venue GCCo a
ground, Bourda, has been se-
lected for the opening match
which will begin at 14:30 h.
With a prize of $1 million
for the winner, the competi- c
tion will be played among
teams in each county before
the qualifiers clash at the later
The Shapoorgi Palongi
competition would provide
useful practice and experience
for the players who would be SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS
chosen to represent Guyana in
July in the inaugural regional Twenty20 tournament in Antigua,
sponsored by businessman Alan Stanford.
Stanford's representative to Guyana, cricket legend Sir
Vivian Richards will be at Bourda to witness the launch of the
tournament on Friday.
Shapoorgi Palongi are the contractors of the stadium
currently under construction at Providence and have spon-
sored the tournament as an expression of interest in the
Iider development of cricket in Guyana.

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Guyana put away Antigua

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By Joe Chapman
UYANA put away Antigua by a 2-1
scoreline as the first game of a two-match
friendly series began at the Mackenzie
Sports Club (MSC) ground on Friday night.
In front of a fair-sized crowd Guyana put their visitors under
pressure early with a shocking conversion. It came against the run l
of play as Antigua had opened by gaining an early run down to the
Guyana goal.
As Guyana countered, the play started when schemer Neil
Hernandez relayed the ball to defence player Leslie Holligan, who
then slipped it to the right for the irrepressible striker Anthony
'Awo' Abrams, who neatly evaded two defence players.
Abrams then completed the fine run by touching the ball past
a startled Antiguan goalkeeper, the dread-locked Elvis Anthony, as
Guyana gained a 1-0 advantage.
Urged on by a vocal and supportive crowd, Hernandez kept
the pressure on as he released a stinging shot from above the 18
yards box forcing a save by Anthony.
As Guyana continued their good run Nigel Codrington
lapsed in the 21st minute when a clear scoring opportunity
was lost. The ball, played from the right into the six yards
box, rolled past Codrington before the Antigua defence recov-
ered and booted the ball out of the danger area.
By now Guyana had taken the ascendancy and the engine
room at midfield looked in motion. The midfield was causing
enough problems for the Antiguans as Hernandez, Emerick .
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once again 1i the "Caribbean Ilag" % hen BET Entertainment hosts
its 2nd annual Fashion Special. "Rip the Ruinwa".
At List \ ear's inaugural e\ ent, GarN literally\ rpper the runi .\ lvn hen he
presented his Aqua Couture Sw im ear Collection to n enthusiastic li\ e au-
dience and later to the highl\ rated tele\ ised show.. .gain. he plans to daz.le
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The high-energ\ and electrit ing e\ ent \\ ill be staged and recorded at the
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Other designers scheduled to showcase are. Basketball superstar Michael
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Cool Ji Collection, comedian Steve H-arve, \will present his Gentleman's Col-
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Rapper Busta Rh\ rmes is among the celebrity artists \' ho is scheduled to
appear at the Fashion/Music Special and will perform his hit, "Touch It" to
Gary's sizzling sw imw ear while a cabine of breathtaking models strut their
stuff on the runw ay. Other featured artists ill be: G-Unit Anthony Hamilton
and Christine Millian.
"Rip the Runway" will be aired on BET in March on a date to an-

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HE producers of Rainbow Raani, the sexy
comedy centred on a boy band in Guyana
which aspires to fame in New York, are
looking for a young Afro-Guyanese male to play
alongside the stunning Pascale Piquion.
If you think you have what it takes, it's just a call away to
producer Pradeep Samtani, the former Liberty boss, who runs Shop-
pers Paradise on Regent Street or Bhagwan's on Water Street,

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PRADEEP Samtani, the Mighty Sparrow, Mickey Nivelli

Director Mickey Nivelli has already selected American-Indian
Prashant Kumar to play the Indian male lead, and has 99 per cent
sealed his love interest, but he is not releasing her name or photo as
yet. She is thought to be an American-Indian whose gigs included




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jobs with MTV.
The movie is about a musical band called "The Rainbows". It's
a quartet, like the Beatles, but composed of an African, Indian, Cau-
casian and a Chinese player.
No Guyanese actor has been selected to star in the movie. Nivelli,
the pioneer movie maker of the West Indies, arrived in Guyana Tues-
day for a talent search competition and says he would love to meet
a young Afro-Guyanese who can play opposite Piquion.
The 5'7" star of Johnny Desarmes 'Life Outside a Pearl', is a
West Virginia University graduate in acting. She speaks English,
French and Creole and her special skills include yoga, costuming
and hair/makeup.
Samtani says most of the applications he received from Guyana
were from persons below 18, and that simply cannot cut it.
He too is excited about the prospect of having a Guyanese play
a leading role in the movie.
From what he hears of the others chosen to play in the movie,
Samtani says he just cannot wait for the production to begin.
For one thing, the
soundtrack is complete, with the
inputs of Calypso King of the
S World, the Mighty Sparrow and
his daughter. The songs were
recorded in Arkansas, USA and
I premiered on 98.1 Hot FM here

last week.
The musical director Arnab
Banerjee is also currently in the
country. He was a judge of the
opening round of the Guyana Tal-
ent Search contest Samtani has
teamed up to do with the National
Communications Network (NCN).
He also roped in Nivelli, Spar-
row and director of photography
Laurence Revene to do the judging
and add start power to the event.
Revene, his daughter, Juliet,
and Amy Bostwick, were out on
the road Mashramani Day Thurs-
day to shoot aspects of the cel-
ebration to include in the film.

(Region 4 Demerara/Mahaica)
Paradise. East Coast Dernerara

The public is hereby notified that shop, tobacco, two (2)-
wheel donkey cart and other licences will be on sale at the
Regional Office. P v-ii'-. East Coast Demerara from
February 27,2006.
L. Forde
Deputy Regional Executive Officer
For Regional Executive Officer
Region #4

PRODUCTION CREW: From left, Amy Bostwick, Juliet
Revene, Laurence Levene.
Full production takes place from end March and all throughout
April. Most of the shooting takes place in Georgetown, Samtani
After shooting, post production would take some three months
and this will be done in the USA.
The movie would be released in Guyana and Samtani and
Nivelli plan to enter it in all the international film festivals

The Christadelphian Bible Mission of Guyana invites the
general public to a Bible Seminar on

during the month of March, 2006.
Venue: HotelTower-Hibiscus Room



6 pm -7.15 pm
March 2,9,13,16, 23 & 30, 2006
Mr. David Andrews and Mr. Gideon
Drepaul of the USA

This seminar is intended to increase the
participant's knowledge of God's dealings with
mankind in the past and present as well as His the
future plan for the earth as outlined in the Bible.

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-Sunday CWoniteelebruary 26, 2006

Standing A lone
^LCU Alone

My mother-in-law of 17 years is a nasty,
difficult European woman who has been
in America for 45 years. I don't know if
we're having a culture clash, a personality clash,
or both. For starters, in the beginning when my
husband and I lived together she called me a
whore, then the day after the wedding she asked
me to call her mom. I refused.
We've been having loud arguments ever since. This up-
sets my children, so three years ago I stopped talking to her.
It took her two and a half years- to figure out that's what I
was doing. She causes major marital problems as my husband
refuses to protect me from her. He says she's always been
that way, so tune her' out. That's what he's done since high
Well, I can't tune people out. She criticises my cooking, states
I shouldn't have married her son, then denies it all when I confront
her. I am considering a divorce over
this as I can't live with someone
who doesn't support ifie. Yet I
don't want to break up the family.


Marianne, G.K. Chesterton
wrote, "There are no words to ex-
press the abyss between isolation
and having one ally. It may be con-
ceded to the mathematician that
four is twice two. But two is not
twice one; two is two thousand
times one."
Sometimes a man doesn't
realise a woman values him for his
ability to protect her from harm.
If the man won't stand up for her,
she will lose respect for him. When

your husband was growing up, he treated his mother like annoying
music on the radio. He couldn't turn her off, so he learned to tune
her out.
It's not that he disagrees with you. He knows she's a problem.
The dispute is how to react to her bad behaviour. A book we rec-
ommend is Susan Forward's 'Emotional Blackmail'. It is a primer
on how to handle annoying people like your mother-in-law.
In countries where women are free to initiate divorce, divorces
are usually initiated by women. When a woman gets to the end of
her rope, it no longer matters if her husband is finally ready to act.
It is as if a switch has been thrown, and there is no turning back.
If your husband doesn't deal with this problem, then he's
left the choice up to you. He needs to realise this. The Susan
Forward book can help you both, but if he won't confront his
mother, then in six months we may get another letter from
you. That letter will begin, "I met this man...."



What do you think about a woman who has
children, remarries, and still keeps her ex-
husband's name while married to a new
man? Is it for the sake of the children? I
don't see that is the case with my fiance's
ex because she has no problem abusing him
or me or both of us in front of the children.
She's even driven down the road in a fit of
rage screaming profanity about us with the
children in the car. How do we know that?
Because we heard it over the cell phone.


Giovanna, her decision about her name is neither here
nor there. It is a decision totally within her control and
totally beyond yours. If she wants to call herself Elvis
Presley, Mother Goose, or Punxsutawney Phil, she can.
Since this is something you can do nothing about, let it go.
You are faced with more serious problems. Your life is
about to be linked with a woman whose behaviour is out of
control. How are you going to deal with her? How are you
going to protect the children from her rage? These are the
questions you need to answer. Once again, we recommend
Susan Forward's book 'Emotional Blackmail'.


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Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday February 17, 2006 Wednesday February 22, 2006

Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 190.00 196.00 201.00 204.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
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) 199.90 202.55 -i

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 GS200.25
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 135.83 149.00 155.50 163,58

C. Pound Sterling

Hank A-verage 3/6.17 343.00 353.83 364.50

D. Euro
BankA .4vera 23. 25 230 00 245.00 256 00
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Tues., Feb. 21. 2006
TTS = GS 28 78
BdosS= GS 91.79 3 months 4.77375%, US 7.5
.1S= GS 4.45 6 months 4.94001, Guyana 15.24%
ECS= GS65.61
..Source: International Departent. Bank of Guyana.
Source: International Department. Bank of Guyana.

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The Ministry of Labour. Human Services and Social Security hereby invites suitably
qualified contracting firms/contractors/individuals to submit expressions of interest for
pre-qualification, for works to be undertaken for 2006.

The works to be undertaken are as follows:

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

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

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

Pre-qualifications must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of
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own word

Prashant Kumar has been chosen to play the had only one thing o
Male Indain lead in sexu comedy Rainbow to work on my career
Raani. He talks about his excitement for the Things got much i
project and himself. The dream was the s
Acting and entertainment have been a passion and un-hidden why I am unemployed
talent of mine since childhood. For most of my life, the only In the spring ol
means of exploring this side of me was by performing to hindi- of the NRI entertain
film songs on stage. As I was getting older, I worked very hard It was he who told
towards my dancing and singing abilities and educating myself me to Mickey Nivel
about the entertainment industry, both Hollywood and Indian but never met. I
film industry, nervously. But whet
I was 17 years old when I told my father about my



n my mind ... getting out fast and getting
Much smoother.
more difficult after graduating from college.
ame, but it was hard explaining to people
f 2005, I was visiting a senior member
ment community, Mr. Kamal Dandona.
me about Rainbow Raani and referred
li, a man whom I had heard a lot abut,
came home, called Mickey ji very
n Mickey ji said, "any friend of Kamal

Dandona is a friend of mine," my jitters vanished. He told
me I could meet with him after returning from India. When
I got back, things weren't as smooth. The producer who
had stepped into the project refused to meet me, God knows
why. Anyhow,
I was very depressed, but decided to call Kamal ji a month
later. When he told me that the producer who had stepped in
has stepped out, I immediately called Mickey ji and set up a
meeting. Four meetings later, I was cast as the lead of
RAINBOW RAANI. I had just been given my first big breal:
and nothing can describe the joyous sentiments of my family
and I. Mickey ji and I met often, discussed the film, the script,
the music, the rest of the cast, and the rage this would create,
especially in The West Indian community.
We even went to the American Film Market together,
my single greatest professional experience thusfar. We are
now a month away from the shoot and with the Grace of
God, everything is progressing smoothly.
As for the most exciting thing about Rainbow Raani,
the endless list:
- a country full of devoted admirers of Mickey
Nivelli and The Mighty Sparrow
- a culturally diverse cast
- breathtaking music
- international potential
- My first big break

aspirations to pursue a film career. Most would question the
need to mention this to my father, but coming from a "non-
filmy" conservative family, this was the first obstacle to
overcome. Fortunately, he said yes faster than a traffic light goes
from red to "green." He was however against me attending full
time film school, thinking "how sure is an 18 year old's mind
of what he eventually wants to do."
Out of concern, he advised me to attend business
school, get a degree, but enroll in as many acting classes
as I needed. So in the years I was in college, I did full-
time college and part time acting classes. I sought each
and every opportunity to learn more, improve my
appearance and confidence, meet people, network, submit
myself to casting directors and agents, the whole deal.
Nothing defines those times and even the present better
than the term "constructive struggle." Through my agents
and manager, I was able to build a resume comprising of a
few commercials, stage plays and short films.
But things weren't just this fast. I rarely got auditions, and
more rarely booked them. Oh and let's not forget. all this while
I was in the process of writing a feaiure film screenplay.
basically, to launch myself as an actor in mainstream American
cinema. I was also in the process of publishing my first Urdlu
poetry book. Honestly saying, by my third year of college 1


The Guyana Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Forest Products Marketing
Council of Guyana, Inc. (FPMC) would be conducting a training programme on Marketing
for Guyana's Forest Products. Stakeholders involved in the production and/ or export of
forest products are encouraged to attend. A registration fee of G$2000.00 would be charged
to cover workshop materials and refreshments. Please see schedule below for information
on the workshop scheduled closest to you.

Date & Time:

Date & Time:

Date & Time:

Date & Time:

Please register as

Berbice Stakeholders
4' March 2006. From 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Albion Estate Conference Room
Please contact the GFC Office at Canjie
(Tel #: 333 3259) or Springlands (Tel #: 335 3414) to register
and uplift preparatory material in advance of the workshop.

Demerara/ Georgetown Stakeholders/ East Bank Essequibo
10 March 2006. From 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
The Cheddie Jagan Research Center (Red House)
Please contact the FPMC Office at the Kingston, Georgetown
(Tel #: 226 7271-4) to register and uplift preparatory material
in advance of the workshop.
Linden, Ituni, Kwakwani, Upper Demerara Stakeholders
11" March 2006. Form 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Linden Constabulary Training Center
Linden, Region 10
Please contact the GFC Office at Linden (Tel #: 444 4727) to
register and uplift preparatory material in advance of the workshop
Essequibo Stakeholders
24h March 2006. From to 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Regional Democratic Center Board Room
Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast
Please contact the GFC Office at Supenaam (Tel # 774 4944) to
register and uplift preparatory material in advance of the

early as possible, places are limited. We look forward to your

James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

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Sunday Chronicle February 26, 2006

I N THE waiting room of a private doctor in
Georgelow n. an ailing Kumkarran
Ranpersaud. also known as Uncle Rud). tries
hard to quell the jitters in his stomach.

R.iipersaud. "il I I) Ldo' ard \ iIl.l,'e \\ct B.inlk Be' h ,,- ,
jusi 'ompleied in ulira.ounid e\.-minfilniih .1t .1 pill\ ie hi .iind
the dolclor I- nio e.aiiinlin the leulil
He he.i, ilie door to tihe doctor'" ulliLe open loin the inside
allJ lic rie, 1o h111 leeo .1, (l1e docIor appio.cIlile,
the doctor s tace is grim and Kumlkarran s heart sinks.
He hears the words as if they are coming from far away, but
the gist of it all is chilling.
His ultra sound examination has revealed that he is suffering
from Polycystic Kidney Disease: his kidneys have gone so bad that
they are working at less than 10% of their normal capacity. They
are nearing total shutdown. There is no cure.
His only hope is to gel a kidney from a live donor kind enough
to give him one of theirs. Operations of extraction and transplanta-
tion would have to be done overseas. And there wasn't much time.
As he walks out of the doctor's office. Rampersaud tries to
shake off the fear thal is threatening to engulf him.
From childhood, he has enjoyed the best of health.
But now this? His world seems to be slowly turning upside
down. He wonders what the future might hold.
All he can see as le reflects on the past and contemplates the
future, is the beginning of a'siow and painful death.
Kumkarran Rampersaud was born at D'Edward village and
passed carefree childhood days in that village.
He met and married Nivrattie Jaipersanid from Canje in No-
vember 1975.
At age 50, he had completed years of service as a Field Super-

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poslllilln until I' b '. hen he bou, hl a mon l.or'.l .ili decided lu v. ork
lure .ind 4uil
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in \\ei B.inl, nJd \\ei Co.ii Berhirce L ilir Jdil. in .I hl:ict. and tJ hile
Mlin MNiiv.r H.- I t 4- arind ii.n .a red .rnJ ,' hii i \iiinI Cimbnrid-c
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I,' D dJ\\.rid knov.rn .1a ile Ba.i Sho.,r
it % is in 20t ii. ihree \ear before lie PKD Jdi.inoir,. that lie
becamime ,. ie ihiai he %,,,uld li he a iiaui'r pr,*hileiii ilIh hi kid-
The kidneys, each about the size of a fist, are located in the
upper part of the abdomen, toward the back and their main func-
tion is to filter toxic wastes, chemicals and excess water from the
blood and to form urine which is released from the body at regular
Such a cleansing process is vital to life.
Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetically acquired disease
which causes the normal kidney tissues to be replaced by numer-
ous cysts or swellings filled with fluid.
In a process which occurs over many years, the cysts slowly
replace much of the mass of the kidneys, enlarging them. reducing
their functions from 100% to 10% and then causing kidney failure
or end stage renal disease.

PKD is a relatively rare cause of kidney failure. Diabetes and
high blood pressure are quite more often the usual culprits.
Many people with PKD live lor decades without develop-
ing symptoms. For this reason, PKI) is often called "adult poly
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Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance is inviting tenders for the purchase of the following

PCC 9691 7'OI'Ol( I Corolla .llinistry of F'nance, .lain Street

i CC(.'3079 HO.?D. 1 125 CC .Iotor .llinistry of Finance, Main Street
L ___ C.ycle
Th!e: e vehicles will be sold on an 'as is, where is' basis and can be inspected
daily au the above-mentioned location for the period February 22, 2006 to
March 06, 2006 on appointment with either Mr. C. ('ummings or
rM%. B. Richards on Tele Nos. 226-7246 and 227-3992 or call in person at
the Ministry of Finance, Main & Ilrqtuhart Streets, Georgetown during
normal working hours.

Tenders utnst be placed in sealed envelopes bearing no identification of the
Tendeirc .1i. Ihe outside and must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand
cornel. L1ENDlIR FOR SALE OF VEIII('LS, Ministry of Finance,
Regi. No Tenders Ir each vehicle M 1IST be done separately.

The c;:. copes should be addressed to The Chairman, National Board of
Procurement anti lender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main &
I rquliart Streets, Georgetown.

Ic.nde must be deposited in lthe lender Iyox at the above address no later
than u0:00hrs on iMarch 07, 2006.

'lenders will be o i-ned at 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, Mlarch 07, 2006 and
Clenlderers or theni autlhrised representatives may he p,:j-ent to obh.eive the
opening of"l' Ten.l a. the Nlinislly of Finance.

The NMinistrl o I l .nlantce does nol i i,.J i-,ellf to accepting the lowest and
reserves the ri-.*i to reject anvy wvimtout assimgnin reasons.

N. Rekha
Finance Secretary

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Guyana National Newspapers Limited

The Guyana National Newspapers Limited is looking to contract a
suitable individual for the impending vacant position of


The Systems Administrator will head the company's Management
Information Systems (MIS) Unit and will report to the Company
Secretary. He/she will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of
the company's computer network, maintaining and repairing
computers and related equipment and for the maintenance and
development of the company's website.
The job specification for this position is a Degree in Computer
Science or Information Technology or Information Systems or at
least five (5) years experience in repairing computers and
managing networks.
The salary and conditions of employment are negotiable. Further
details about the position can be obtained from the Office of the
Company Secretary.

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the names
and addresses of two referees, should be submitted to the
Company Secretary, Guyana National Newspapers Limited,
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, on or before February
27. 2006.

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By Norman Faria

having several of
the awardees
and prominent
ttendees wearing her
relations at the
inaugural Barbados
usic Awards 'in
january was yet
another highlight of a
fascinating success
tory of Guyana-born
clothing designer Sonia
Already well known among
er peers and the general public
n her birthplace, the Bartica-
orn businesswoman has
ranched out extra regionally
nd even as far as New York.
In the process, she has
brought great credit to her
country and the region as it
moves to creatively search for
ways to enter an increasingly
competitive world economic
Speaking with the Chronicle
at her office and workshop she
shares with noted Barbadian
Crop Over carnival costume de-
signer Betty West in Maxwell
main road in thesouth coast of
the Barbados, Sonia is upbeat.
Creatively, it didn't seem

too difficult. It all came so natu-
rally, she explained.
"My mother was a seam-
stress in Bartica and growing up
I often watched her. She Was a
great influence on me as was my
youngest auntwas was very
fashionable and sophisticated.. I
remember at age eleven I de-
signed my first outfit. I still re-
member the time that I couldn't
go to a party because we
couldn't afford the type of
dress. From that day on, I was
determined that my own chil-
dren wouldn't go through the
same thing."
In time, Sonia would have
two beautiful daughters,
Shotay and Mariska. Her
firm Mariska's Creations is
named after one and her
children's line of clothing is
named after the other. The
youngsters have been an ad-
ditional inspiration to her,
sustaining the creative tal-
ents passed on by her mother.
Her ideas of fashion and
what to wear are simple: The
Caribbean is a warm climate, the
people are friendly and of di-
verse cultures and clothing
should reflect that, she main-
tains. She is confident she can
create formal attire designs for
both men and women to make
them feel "sophisticated and
classy". But she also offers suit-

able leisure stuff that will also
turn a few heads as well..
The bottom line for the 34
year old is that a person's
clothes should reflect the
wearer's individual's personal-
ity and tastes.
Aside from Guyana's and
the Caribbean's indigenous
clothing culture which influ-
enced her, Sonia also keeps up
to date with the work of inter-
national designers, particularly
those of Caroline Harare, (the
late) Versace and Armani.
The type of fabric is also
important to her. Comfort-
able and cool natural fibres
such as cotton are easy to
work with and enhance a
person's body form. Natural
cotton will be used if its avail-
able she says.
The fashion industry is big
business. Sonia believes that de-
veloping countries like Guyana
and the CARICOM member
states have a role to play on the
world boardwalks. "I have my
roots in Guyana and will always
remember it and promote it. In
fact my outlet, Mariska's De-
signs, is still there. But these
days one has to think regionally
and globally. Barbados is a good
base but I also travel to North
America. In February I came
back from a successful business
trip to New York," she says..

Ministry of Agriculture Hydrometeorological Division / UNDP
Guyana Climate Change Enabling Activity (Self-Assessment Exercise)

The Ministry ofAgriculture, the executing agency, for the Guyana Climate
Change Enabling Project wishes to engage the services of a
technical expert to carry out the following:
a stock-taking exercise, through the process of stakeholder
consultations and review of work conducted in relation to the initial
Preparation of a project proposal for GEF funding of the Second
National Communication (SNC)
Interested candidates should have a Postgraduate Degree in
Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Management, or a closely
related field, and at least three years work experience in the thematic area.
Complete Terms of References for the above-mentioned consultancy can
be obtained from the Hydrometeorological Division, Ministry of
Agriculture, Brickdam, Stabroek, or the reception desk at UNDP, 42
Brickdam & UN Place, Stabroek or on the UNDP website
Candidates should submit their applications to the Resident
Representative, UNDP, 42 Brickdam & United Nations Place, Stabroek,
Georgetown. The envelope should be clearly marked "Guyana Climate
Change Stock-taking Exercise"
Deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2006.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

She tells .you she was
honoured to have people wear
her creations at shows like th4e
Barbados Music Awards She
is glad that people are happy
and comfortable with what they
are wearing .. But from the
businesswoman's side of things,
it was also part of her market-
ing thrtist. Gone are the days of
going around to small shops
peddling a few dresses out of a
In addition to the shows in
Barbados,Trinidad, Jamaica,
Grenada, St.Lucia and New York
there were events in French
Guiana and Suriname. Lats year
she participated in Jamaica
Fashion Week and will do so for
the Barbados Fashion Week
coming up next month. She has
designed clothes for the First
Ladies of Suriname and Barba-
dos, a government Minister in
St .Kitts-Nevis, the Honourable
Jacinth Henry-Martin, and a
Minister in Grenada, the i i a
Honourable Brenda Hood.. t i t -
Sonia designs for all .a
types of people. And that
Please turn to page IX


Applications aec invited for entry into Carnegic School of Home Fcononics to pursue
studies in the'following programs
/ (a) Household Management
(b) Garment Construction
(c) Cosmetology
(d) Catering and Hospitality


(a) Houschold Management applicants must attain the age of fifteen (15) years by
the August 31, 2006.

(b) Garment Construction applicants must attain the age of sixteen (16) years by
the August 31, 2006.

(c) Cosmetology applicants must attain the age of eighteen (18) years by
the August 31, 2006.

(d) Catering and Hospitality applicants nust attain the age of eighteen (18) years
the August 31, 2006.

For programmes (a, b, c) minimum qualification: S S P E parts 1&2

For programme (d) ninlimum qualification: Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
(CSEC) in Food and Nutrition and Honme Economics Management. Applicants %%ith good
scores at S.S.P.E. parts l&2 would be considered if space is available.

Application forms can be obtained from the Carnegie School of Home Economics.
Durban and High Streets, Werk en Rust at a cost of S100.00 from Wednesday March 1,

Completed forms must be returned to the School by Friday, March 31, 21106.

Applicants are required to report to the Carnegie School of Home Economics for an
Entrance Test on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 08.30 hrs.

Dawn Brithwaite
Board of Govenmo 'rs Government ads can be viewed on http-/w wVina

Page VII

Zimbabwe tackles adultery

with a hot water bottle

A well-received Zimbabwean
play has challenged how a
woman should react in situa-
tions of adultery.
Despite a widely-held view
in the country that wives should
accept that their husbands will
stray, expectations are beginning
to change.
Hot Water Bottle is a one-'
woman performance featuring
Tinopona Katsande, a television
soap opera star with a raunchy
Twenty shows were held
over two weeks at Harare's The-
atre In The Park, and the con-
tent drew strong reactions from
those who watched.
The play is set a bedroom,
with Mia in her nightdress.

After falling asleep she re-
ceives a call from a workmate
who has seen her husband,
Douglas, out with another
As confirmation, she finds
condoms in the pockets of her
husband's jacket.
Then come hours of anguish
and soul-searching while waiting
for him to return, and at times
she wonders whether it is all
her fault.
"For what, Douglas, why,
why? Forgive me Lord, if it was
me that did wrong to my hus-
band, forgive me."
But she decides that she is
better off with a hot water bottle

as her companion and that she
will confront Douglas on his re-
He eventually comes back in
the early hours of the morning,
and Mia vents her anger.
"GC and bath Douglas, how
'dare ydu come home reeking of
another woman, into my bed,
get upgp and wash."
One woman who watched
the performance quipped: "Af-
ter watching this I think I'll
postpone marriage for another
10 years, or maybe cross over
and beia lesbian."
"I'm sure a woman
wouldn't cheat on me as much
as that!"

Because of the anguish and
stigma of divorce, a lot of
women put up with unfaithful
husbands just to keep up ap-
pearances, although there's noth-
ing left in the marriage."
The play left many men
feeling uncomfortable.
"If I was in the same game
as Douglas, I'd definitely
change, and I'd like to bring
some of my friends along so that
they can learn something," said
one young man.
But another woman ex-
pressed a more traditional view.
"It's good to let the husband
feel that he's head of the house,
to allow him back and to ask for
forgiveness," she said.
The shadow of HIV and


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Aids hangs over the play, but as
in Zimbabwe, which has one of
the highest rates of HIV infec-
tion on the continent, it is re-
ferred to obliquely.

know that I won't stand for
this, although everything else in
society says that this is the way
it is.
"I love being here, but I

MIA can rely on her hot water bottle
A culture of multiple part- can't live like this. It's not
ners is considered to be a sig- right and we have to let men
nificant factor in the spread of know that if they cheat
the virus and at one point in they'll be replaced by the hot
the play Mia sobs: "Don't let wa er bottle."
our child become an orphan". j Polygamy is still widely
Later he demands some practised throughout Zimba-
gratitude for having used bw6 and there is a recent urban
condoms with the other phenomenon of "small houses",
where a married man will rent
H* out a flat for his young girl-
HOT WATER friend.

Guaranteed hot time in
Easy to keep happy
Doesn't answer back
Cheap to replace
No risk of disease

Hot Water Bottle is the
stage debut of 27-year-old
She spent 10 years in the
US, and her exposure to Ameri-
can culture is one of the reasons
why she questions the way that
many Zimbabwean women tol-
erate unfaithfulness.
"I went to university in Cali-
fornia, and coming back here I

I have been the
loyal and respectful
wife not any more
The play was written by a
man, Noel Marerwa, and
Katsande found that the script
was easy to relate to, even
though she is not married.
"My sister-in-law com-
mented how ironic it is that a
young, single woman with no
children can show what's hap-
pening to married women," she
"Mia got into marriage be-
lieving that it was one-man, one-
woman, so you can't say that
Douglas has a right to cheat.
"Isn't marriage and rela-
tionships about what the two
of you make it?" (BBC) challenges traditional male Zimbabwe


Sunday Chronicle February 26, 2006


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From page VII

means body size. The image
of the skinny models we see
on the catwalks in New York,
Paris and London may some-
times be misleading. She
points out not all people are
like that. There is also what
may be referred to as "the
full bodied" woman. "Their
interests also have to be re-
sponded to" she says. With
that in mind, Sonia makes
sure that her models are "a
good mix" in both age and
body shape.

Along with her ow
shows, Sonia participates
several annual events..Eve
year. she has a booth at th
Caribbean Gift and Craft Sho
the last one being in Barbados
At the successful Guyai
Trade Exposition held in Barb
dos in 2004. and sponsored I
GO-INVEST and the Guyan
Consulate. Sonia also had
booth. It was visited t
Guyana's President Bhara
.lagdeo who commended her 1
promoting Guyana and contri
uiing to the export thrust.


vn It wasn't easy when They e
in she first started out.. The there ai
ry creative side, yes. But run- opport
e ning a business called for which I
w. marketing. keeping tracks of ist nur
S. clients. PR and staffing coming
na among other iasks. Afler leav- migran
a- ing secondary school. she Americ
by worked as a school teacher in the I
la .She also served for 12 years "A
a on the Bartica Regatta Cor- in life
by mittee.. downs
itt After opening her out- trying
or let in Georgetown. she got in and st
b- contact with some friends in there b
Barbados including Betty West. a bigg
Or I
only ia
line of,
A Norlm;
S iI Guya
in Bar

encouraged her to come
nd explore the marketing
unities in the island
has a relatively large tour-
mibers including those
From the Caribbean im-
t communities in North
:a and Europe.. This was
s with any endeavour
e, there are ups and
but you have to keep
. I still love Guyana
ill have my business
but we have to think of
er market these days.
should say a bigger
'rs of people who may
my clothes. It is not
business. If they are
, I am happy. I love my
work and would not
it for any other." she
former journalist,
an Faria is now
la's Honorary Consul

Chinese slap ban

on TV cartoons
Cartoons that blend live-action actors with animation are
to be banned from TV in China.
Shows such as Teletubbies and the film Who Framed Roger
Rabbit? could be affected by the decision taken by the country's
main TV and film regulator.
The move is aimed at promoting Chinese animators and ap
parenily curbing the use of foreign cartoons.
China's State Administration of Radio Film and Television
said people who flout the ban will be punished.
II has not yet said which shows will be directly affected.
but described them as "so-called car-
toons that mainly feature real people and
i.nly occasionally have computer-gener-
,led elenaents".
The BBC show Teletubbies which
I known as Tianxian Baobao in China
9 Q :and broadcast to millions of children -
S; among manv foreign children'ss
Sprogranlmmes shown in tile country.
SThe ban could also potentially tar
cllt films such las 1988's Who I framed
!'oger Rabbit? in which act,'r Blb
I ioskins performed beside <'ec'\ral ;iam
,.IlmedC cl 'acte,:r .
TELETUBBIES star PO lIn a slalcimcn. the irguliatr satd
ponders his future planned to review shows 1. tha had prt'
\ iouisl\ been granted d li-s.',es to iiiik,.
sure none of the banned programming ir. aired.
China already limit foreign animations on I'V to .40)',i ol
all cartoons broadcast.
It has said it may eventually ban all foreign cartoons froll
prime-time TV.
There are few Chinese-made cartoons apart from a
handful of traditional tales such as Journey to the West
and some government-financed shows. (BBC News)




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

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, March 3, 2006.
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A leading Manufacturing Company
has positions for the following posts

Qualification &t Experience
* Valid Driver's Licence
* Police Clearance
* Sound Secondary Education
* Minimum 3 years experience driving cars and vans

Qualification & Experience
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* Police Clearance
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* Minimum 3 years experience in a similar position

Qualification it Experience
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* Police Clearance
* Sound Education
* Minimum 3 years experience driving Car/Van/lorry

All applicants must be over 25 years with a pleasant personality.

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience

Apply in person with hand written application to:
30 Industrial Estate, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
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Sunday Chronicle-February 26, 2006 -


mountain that forms the
world's third-largest
atoll has some of the
richest diversity of
marine life ever found
in the Caribbean,
according to scientists

who recently explored
the area.
Conservation International
(CI) has announced the
discoveries, noting the two-week
expedition in January
encountered new species of fish,
seaweed and other ocean life at

little-studied Saba Bank Atoll,
a coral-crowned seamount 250
kilometers southeast of Puerto
Rico in the Dutch Windward
In a series of dives
buffeted by high winds and
strong currents, scientists from



CI, the Netherlands Antilles
government and Smithsonian
Institution's Museum of
Natural History found scores
more fish species than

previously known in the region species literally every day we
and vast beds of diverse were there," said Michael
seaweed, including a dozen or Smith, director of CI's
more possible new species.
"We discovered a new Please turn to page XIII


The Guyana Revenue Authority is in the process of constructing and repairing
a number of buildings in its Linden, Lethem and Smyth Street locations.
Further details can be obtained from the Deputy Commissioner Human and
Financial Resources Division on Telephone number 227-8222.

Proposals are invited from consultants wishing to provide design and
supervisory services.

Proposals must include:

Financial resources available
Manpower resources
Record of past performance
Fee structure

Proposals must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of
the bidder and clearly marked on the top left hand corner "Proposal for provision
of consultancy services Design and Supervision Guyana Revenue

Envelopes must be addressed 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 Monday, March 6, 2006.

Khurshid Sattaur




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

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

SMedical Practitioners
* Optometrists
* Pharmacists
* Physiotherapists
*Veterinary Surgeons

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

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

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

Pay all relevant taxes due and payable.

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

K. Sattaur
Commissioner- General
Guyana RevenueAuthority


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Expedition discovers

marine treasures in j.

Netherlands Antilles

New species of fish, seaweeds
found on Caribbean's Saba Bank

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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 your-
selves 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 divi-
dends! Be careful now!


Solution to "Alphabetical Order"
Alphabetical Order with first & Second Letters:

1. baboon, bear, bobcat, buffalo
2. party, pelican, poppy, pushes
3. wanted, went, will, worker
4. sagebrush, sense, since, sugar

Solution to "Telephone Books"

Telephone book: List of people's names in al-
phabetical order, and guide words:

1. What are the guide words for this page? An-
swer: Porter-Prain
2. Where does Celeste Prado live? Answer: 386
Station Avenue
3. What is the phone number for Portnoy Pipe
Shop? Answer: 12 Beach Road
4. Where would you put the name Joseph Powell
on this page? Answer: Between Portnoy Pipe
Shop and Powers Cedric
5. Would you put Bert Powers before or after
Cedric Powers? Answer: Yes
6. Would you put the name Tom Pray on this
page? Answer: No

Solution to "Synonyms"

A. Synonyms are words that mean nearly the

Rick was very (scared) terrified. The wind
(howled) screamed. All the windows (shook)
rattled in their frames. The screen door (banged)
crashed. The rain would (start) begin soon.
Footsteps (thumped) pounded across the porch.
Yellow eyes (looked) stared at Rick through the
screen. Lightning (flared) flashed. Rick could
see the shape of an animal.

Solution to "Antonyms"

A. Antonyms are words that mean nearly oppo-

SGwen was feeling (happy) sad. She sat (smiled)
frowned at her (older) younger sister.
"It is very (early) late. Mom will be (pleased) an-
gry when she gets home. This homework was
(easy)hard to do."

B. Write antonyms for these bracketed words.

Bessie (dropped) held the cat. The cat (growled)
purred. It was (skinny) plump and had a (long)

short tail.
Bessie said, "You are (an ugly) a pretty cat and
very (mean) gentle."


Solution to "Sharing an Experience"

Reminder: When you write the letter to a friend
about the all-day bike trip, you need to remem-
ber to use the day's date, say how much you
enjoyed the trip, and write the greeting, closing,
and signature, too. You also need to describe
the bike trip using all five senses, and telling what
you saw, heard, felt, smelled, and tasted.

Have you written to a friend out of town as yet? If
your answer is in the positive, that is good of you.
Keep on keeping on!

Reading to find the Order of Happenings in
a Story

So far you have learned to read for main thought
or main idea. You had some practice in reading
for details, reading to understand interesting and
unusual sayings, and reading for inference. You
read two stories to decide what happens next.
You now read for a sixth purpose, reading to find
the order of happenings in a story.

You see, whenever you read a story, you want to
let someone know how things happened espe-
cially if the story was interesting or exciting. You
want to get the order of things right. Sometimes
you stop and retrace your steps to get the telling
right. To do this, you need to pay special atten-
tion before things get mixed up in the plot of the
story. Careful reading is really necessary for you
to tell a story accurately.

Here is a story. Read carefully of the happen-
ings or the plot of the story. A careful read will
help you sort out the happenings in their correct

A half-buried log hid under the bushes where the
Squirrel liked to stand to reach the twigs. With
his forepaws he pulled down supple little
branches and held them while he cleaved at the
spring sweetness.

Like a whisk of shadow, he quietly slipped to the
bright eye of the sun which did not appeal to him.
Reaching for a tender shoot, he was just begin-
ning to enjoy his first bite when something ahead
caught his attention. He stopped chewing. Cu-
rious, he craned his neck forward. In a clump of
willows, something dark and bushy was moving
up and down, as if swung by a heavy wind.
He relaxed his hold on the twig and moved
stealthily to the end of the log. Still under the pro-
tection of the branches, he felt safe. Through
the slender branches he peered, moving his nose
to catch a scent. No scent reached him. Al-
though he could not see quite well from his new
position, he could figure out the strange up-and-
down movement.
His were not the only curious eyes in the marsh.

He saw a snowshoe rabbit moving with cautious
hops from beneath a nearby clump of brush
where he had been hiding. It stopped not far away
to stare at the movement ahead. Its ears were
no longer white tipped with black, and its fur coat
had lost the glistening whiteness so well with
winter snow. Now its darker colour melted into
shadowy, summer places. As the squirrel
watched out of one eye, the hare hopped ahead

Suddenly a coyote, which had been moving into
the open, swung around with a swirl and swish,
and leaped toward the sound!

The watching Squirrel trembled. Another step
or two and he would have betrayed himself, all
to satisfy his curiosity. He could hear the snow-
shoe rabbit tearing across the marsh, with the
coyote in pursuit.

Whisking back down the log, out of the willows,
across the open stretch of marsh, the frightened
Squirrel reached his own domain. He raced up
the first tree trunk and, squatting safely on a limb,
screamed defiance at the tricky coyote. The
noisy scolding drifted over the marsh to the bea-
ver pond.

From his perch he could not see, whether the hare
escaped the coyote. But he warned anyone who
cared to listen that an enemy was abroad, a sly,
clever enemy who had cheated an innocent
squirrel out of his breakfast.
Adapted from a story by Aileen Fisher

Finding the Order of Happenings
Think about the whole story that you have just
read. Read the following sentences and then
place them in the correct order that they hap-
pened in the story. When you are finished, you
will find a short story that reads like the long story.
(a) The frightened Squirrel ran home. (b) He
was curious, too, and hopped closer. (c) he
Squirrel was just beginning to enjoy his break-
fast,. (d) Asnowshoe rabbit was also watching.
(e) He warned everyone of the enemy in the
swamp. (f) He climbed a tree and made fun of
the coyote. (g) All at once a coyote jumped at
him. (h) He tried to catch a scent, hut there was
none. (i) Something moving in the willows caught
his eye.

What Happens Next?
1. What will happen next? (a) The rabbit will
outrun the coyote. (b) The coyote will chase the
rabbit. (c) The Squirrel will wait till it is safe to
return. (d) The Squirrel will go without break-
2. What will happenlater? (a) The coyote will.
Never hide in the willows agalir (b) The Squir-
rel will watch for the coyote's trick. (c) The Squirrel
will stay out of the marsh. (d) the rabbit will re-
turn to the marsh.

Write a letter to a friend abroad/and tell him/her
about the part you played in Mashramani 2006.
Also tell about the other things that happened.
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Welcome to our Mathematics columns.
this time you should not have to go bad
your text books, lesson material, and so
too often. On the whole you should be
ing notes that are suitable and sufficient
revision. Keep on treating yourself well
the examination! Love you.
1). 2 to the 4th power is equal to one
these. Answer: (a) 16
2). 6 213 5 1/3= ? Answer: (c) 1 1/3
3). 2/7 X 4 2/3 = ? Answer: c) 1 1/3
4). 0.008 X 10000 Answer: (c) 80
5). 0.00876 + 10 Answer: (b) 0.000876
6). 50 X 30 X 0.25 Answer: (a) 375
7). 3.87% as a decimal fraction is one
these. Answer: (c) 0.0387
8). Express 16/25 as a percentage.
swer: (b) 64 %
9). What remains after taking 40 %
$5,000? Answer: (c ) $3,000 (d) $3,0(
10). A boy scored 90% in a test. If
maximum mark was 40, then the K-
mark was this. Answer: -'. "'
11). The - -
The a.
the third ilt ~. Answer: (di St
12). 6 + 16 + 106 = ? Arswer:(c ) 12.
13). 1654 X40 = ? Answer (d)6616C
14). 5.36 -0.99 = ? Answer: (a) 4.37
Incorrect typing):,
15). Round 51 to the nearest 10. Answer:

Division ofthedecimal nuiimbier

Example: 1

Find the value of 15.66-3

3) 15.66 (5.22 .
15 this line 5X3
xx6 6 brought down
S 6 from above. Since
x 6 ties to the right
of the decimal point
in the dividend
Insert a decimal
point in the answer
at that position
x6 6 brought down
6 above

15.66 3 = 5.22

Please note how the decimal point in the quo-
tient was obtained. The 6 brought down f-or
the dividend lies to the right of the decinma

point. Before bringing this down put a deci-
mal point in the quotient immediately follow-
ing the 5.

Example 2:

Find the value of 18.72 1.2

First convert the divisor (1.2) into a whole
number by multiplying it by 10. To compen-
sate we multiply the dividend (18.72) by 10
also. We now have 187.2 12. We will now
proceed to divide as an ordinary division (See

12) 187.02 (15.6
12- This line 12 x
x67 7 brought down
60 from the dividend
X72 Since 2 lies to the
"72 right of the decimal
xx point in the dividend
insert a decimal point
in the rnswe;
(the .

ease note how the decimal point in the quo-
tient was obtained. The 2 brought down from
the dividend lies to the right of the decimal
point. Before bringing this down put a deci-
mal point in the quotient immediately follow-
ing the 5.

Note that the division in the case above is an
exact one (meaning that there was no remain-

Example 4:

Find the value of 175.878 -0.06

Let us first convert the divisor (0.06) into a
whole number by multiplying it by 100. To
compensate we multiply the dividend (175.878)
by 100 also, We now have 17587.8 6. We
will now proceed to divide as an ordinary di-
vision (See above).

6)17587.8 (2931.3



Note that the division in the case above is at
exact one (mea ning i haI t there 'as no rem &ai-

der). Next week we are going to see how to
work when there is a remainder. The answer
is 2981.3.

Please note here how the decimal point in the
quotient was obtained. The 8 brought down
from the dividend lies to the right of the deci-
mal point. Before bringing this down put a
decimal point in the quotient immediately fol-
lowing the 1.

Work out the following decimal divisions:

18.96 + 30
18.96 0.03
39666 + 1.1
369.696 0.12
36.9696 1.2
721.21 + 0.07
72.0121 0.7
795.652 + 1.3
13.871 + 0.13
1.3871 -0.013
24.30522 +0.007

Revision ofAddition. Subtraction, and Multipli-
cation of Decimals

Write down the values of:

756.354 + 0.257
2867.39 + 1645.009
0.07895 + 123:0216
27.954 + 98.386
16.257 + 3276.389 + 0.007
15.0805 + 0 08 + 126.387
68.907 + 907.6 + 3.33
15.84- 0.095
165.2- 3.987
165.286- 139.056
1582.673 1058.997
0.475 X 100
40.603 X 120
384 X 0.086
53.6 X 43.08
3.086 X 8.7
53.427 X 2.5
90.506 X 65

REMINDER: Division

When divicling by 10 the decimal npint is
moved one place to the f. i -by 100. two

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Sunday Chronicle February 26, 2006

Expedition discovers

marine treasures in

Netherlands Antilles

From page X
Caribbean Biodiversity Initiative. Among the apparent new fish species found were two types
of gobi, while the total number of fish species recorded reached 200, compared to fewer than 50
before the expedition.
The unprecedented richness of marine life and vulnerable status of the atoll's coral beds
make Saba Bank a prime candidate for designation as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA)
under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Mark Littler, marine botanist of the Smiihsonian Institution's National Museum of Natlural History.
declared Saba Bank the richest area for seaweeds in the Caribbean basin, including as many as a dozen
new species along with commercially valuable species that will facilitate the creation of economic activity
zones under PSSA designation.
Paul Hoetjes, marine biologist with the Ministry of Nature Affairs for the Netherlands
Antilles (MINA), called the expedition crucial to getting the area protected to benefit local
"The community of about 1,500 people on nearby Saba Island derives a large part of its economy
from the atoll, and the atoll is being damaged." Hoetjes said.
A petroleum trans-shipment depot on neighboring St. Eustatius Island causes significant marine
traffic, including oil supertankers in the area around the submerged atoll. The fragile ecosystems of
Saba Bank get damaged by anchors and chains of ships that avoid anchoring fees in territorial waters of
St. Eustatius.
The large ships also endanger local fishermen of Saba in their small boats, forcing them away liom traditional
fishing grounds and causing the loss of fish pots that become so-called 'ghost traps' that harnm fish stocks.
Leroy Peterson, a Saba fisherman, called the expedition crucial for protecting Saba Bank's.unique
marine life:
"Some of the scientists actually found new species not located anywhere else." Peterson said.
"There should be no-anchor zones. For things to survive there must be stricter controls."
Funding for the expedition came from the Netherlands Ministry of Traffic and Water Management.
Royal C.ii ;'s Ocean Fund, and Conservation International. The Saba Island community m,.h InII Im-'
the Saba Marine Park si.iff pl,, ilded lIo' iiil.I ulppif'i
Ne nr .niii. the -I1 dr..-_' .ii.,pi Scr' i~e II ilth Royal Netherlands Navy will launch a six-
week .in...",, nt Siaba B.ini, bo Ilh. HNI.NIS S' lliurus. an 82-meter research vessel capable of
c 'ii. .iu in r ',ucpieienh I b..iii n, coverage'using sonar and other technology. Information from
the di , c\l' .iand IJdirgraphical survey will help prepare the campaign to get Saba
Bank designated as a PSSA.
The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), an umbrella group representing six Dutch
Caribbean islands including Saha, also calls for PSSA status for the Saba Bank atoll.


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
SExhibit 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.

Bank of Guyana

Revised designs of the Guyana $100 & $1000 notes

I. I.alae numellrals.

2. Watermark \\ hen the banknote
is held up o Ithe light. an image
ol a inicl\ and the maip of
(invala can be seen.I

3. Intaglio printing thl numerals
at the lo\er part olthle note
should feel raised \\heln touched

4. See-lhiloumh Ieature \\hen the
banknote is held up to the light.
a complete design. can be seen
as the image on the front lines
up perlctly i ilh thle iinaMge on
the back.

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(. Nei \ \ide secuiiiI thiread lhe
complete thread is \ iillc \e lien
held up to the light and the
S; leend "Bank of Gul na" can le
seen. The SlO(O has a sil\c .
thread and the tliread on l lie
S|('4.I1)( )0 chliaiiaes t'oin red I,, *'ILcCII
ais the llote is lilted.

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shape ofl the Iank Id'( Hi'.':;! -,
crest. As tIhe hI main: sni.ial lotages ol" I I( )i"
aind "LI i",; can be seen as i .\ell
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IMAGINE: From below
sea level to 3,500 feet
up in the mountains!
That's the treat of a
Pakaraima Safari. This year it's
back after bad weather aborted
the safari last year. And this
lime, you can get on board for
No joke. The Guyana Oil
Company (GUYOIL) under its
Castrol brand is sponsoring this
year's event, and all you really
need is a week off from March
5 and your own vehicle. You
don't even have to buy fuel.
Yeah, really!
The Pakaraima Mountain
Safari offers an ideal
opportunity to check out
mountainous Amerindian
communities in the Potaro/
Siparuni and Upper Takutu/
Upper Essequibo in Regions
Eight and Nine.
The Pakaraimas have some
of the most beautiful geological
features to be experienced in the
Guiana region. The frontier is
blessed with a wide range of
flora and fauna and the rich
history of our indigenous people
is evident throughout the region.
GUYOIL hopes to attract
some 13 vehicles for this year's
safari which moves off from

Guyoil on Regent Street,
Georgetown one hour into March
5 and heads for a day drive
straight to Karasabai in Region
Nine, where Minister of Local
Government and Regional
Development Harripersaud
Nokta will do the official send
Guyoil will provide fuel free
at Regent Street, Annai,
Karasabai, Kato and Orinduik.
And if you're a crew
member and don't want to drive
back out, you can take a flight
out from Orinduik with Air
Services Limited for a price of
$18,000, Frank Singh, the
logistics man says.
Haralsingh says GUYOIL
plans to make its sponsorship
of the event continuous and
with a road being continued
from Orinduik, the safari
could reach Kaieteur Falls by
Safety is a big part of the
planning for the safari and Frank
Singh says there will be medivac
in case of serious medical
emergency. A team from the
Ministry of Health would be
part of the trip and most of the
Amerindian communities have
health outposts. In addition,
communications arrangements
are in place.

Haralsingh says once the trip
comes off successfully, Castrol,
which he plugs, stands for
"performance, power and
protection" would be reaching
out to adventure seekers in the
Caribbean and North American
to join the safari.
He says it would fulfill the
motto: You and your truck will
get where others can't.
All the vehicles that would
be part of this safari would be
branded with Castrol logos and
each participant will be provided
with a t-shirt, hat, water bottle,
and key chain.
"We want to participate in
high endurance events. We have
a motto where we say we are
everywhere. The safari will help
us to get to another location in
Guyana," Haralsingh notes.
He says the initiative
promotes domestic tourism, but
it is his hope that the safari
could become a much sought
after adventure, especially when
the road is complete to Kaieteur.
So, how did it all start?

ROADS linking the villages
of Region Eight from Maikwak
to Monkey Mountain never
existed. Similarly they were no


- Four wheel drive vehicle in good condition (preferably
with winch)
- Spare wheels (mud terrain tyre)
- Tow rope
- Patching equipment and tools (jack, spanner, etc)
- For gasoline two five-gallon containers
- Foot pump
- Fuel hose and fire extinguisher (not compulsory)
-Camping equipment (tent and battery light (12 volts)
- Hammock, rope and mosquito net
- Blanket
- Machete and file
- Insect repellent
- Torchlight (with spare batteries)
- Cooking utensils stove, foodstuff, water etc (mainly dry
- Personal belongings such as warm clothing, toothpaste,
toothbrush, soap, deodorant etc.
- Aqua Tabs (for water purification), garbage bags
- Personal medical kit


access roads from Karasabai to
Yurong Peru in Region Nine. The
villages of the Pakaraimas were
landlocked and the easy way to
commute was by air. Flights
were accessible to those who
were in close proximity to an
Amerindians living in this
part of Guyana are of the
Patamona and Makushi tribes
who traversed the area on
foot, climbing mountains,
crossing rivers, plains,
savannahs and swamps to
reach village after village.
These journeys took days and
sometimes weeks; men
women and children had no
choice but to carry their
belongings on Warishees
strung across their backs and
tied to their foreheads. This
may seem adventurous and
amusing to the coastal people,
but was a tedious task for the
Indigenous people.
The Amerindians, who
primarily do farming, hunting,
mining and fishing, suffered
social and economic stagnation
due to a lack of market for their
produce. They live and survive
by eking out their own
subsistence. Travelling in to the
Pakaraimas from the coastal belt
by chartered aircraft is difficult


- Participants are required to provide their own vehicle
- Participants who are not desirous of travelling the entire
journey overland can fly to Karasabai for the beginning of
the official leg of the safari or return to Georgetown from
Orinduik by aircraft. These flight arrangements and
expenses are the responsibility ,of the participants.
(Contact Air Services Limited 222-4357)
- The safari will be guided by the skilled personnel of the
two regions involved
- The schools and other regional facilities will be made
available for sleeping; however it will be best to pack the
following for outdoor sleeping:
Sleeping bags
Folding cots
Other appropriate sleeping equipment
- Washroom facilities will be those available at the
schools and other regional facilities in the areas of
- Permission for entry to Amerindian reservations will be
arranged by the Ministry of Local Government
- All participants of the safari are advised to be respectful
of local cultures and to display a sense of discipline in-
Amerindian communities
- Cooked food might be on sale in small quantities in
ever, it is advisable to take sufficient ration to last
the entire journey
- Ration goods is often not stocked in large quantities in
local shops on the route, so purchasing dry goods
should not be an option
- Water for drinking and cooking should be taken in
sufficient quantity. This is up to individual groups because
water from the creeks is an option
- Camping equipment, appropriate clothing, and cooking
utensils, inclusive of portable stoves is the onus of the
- Arrangements are being put in place to waive the cost
of crossingg at Kurupukari


GUYOmmmH Hia- Of~

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as it is travelling out; hence you
were either 'locked in or locked

for an access road linking the
villages of Region Eight in the
North Pakaraimas, Karasabai in
the South Pakaraima in Region
Nine and to Georgetown was
becoming a priority.
The Ministry of Local
Government and Regional
Development started an
exploration for a road link with

the help of the residents of all
the villages in locating friendly
terrain. Construction of an access
road commenced and this
venture utilized local labour and
simple agricultural tools to clear
the alignment.
First, it was a rough
pathway traversed only by two
tractors and trailers provided to
Region Eight through central
government. In December 2002,
monies were available to
complete the last portion of
jungle access road from
Morabaiko Creek in Region Nine

to Yurong Peru, the last village.
On Saturday March 22,
2003, a safari with four Land
Rovers, two tractors and trailers
with passengers started a
historic two-and-a-half day
journey from Karasabai to
Orinduik. The safari was led by
Minister Nokta.
The journey was historic.
Travel in the region by road was
not possible before and Mr
Nokta and his team was the first
to traverse the completed road.

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Fairview- Amerindian Village
ATTRACTIONS (Historical artelacts)
AT TRA CTIAnnai Rockview
* A, The Iwokrama Canopy
Linden the mining town The
Mabura entry of the forest belt walkway ,l
S The Demerara Woods concession Surama village
I: Kurupukari cattle trails, petroglyphs North Rupununi saanah

The Guyana National Co-operative Bank is requesting the
undermentioned persons, or any one knowing their whereabouts, to
kindly make contact with its office situated at 77 Croal Street & Winter
Place, Stabroek, Georgetown or at telephone numbers 225-4346, 225-
6971 or 225-9486, as a matter of urgency.


Sinicka Bobb 239 Pike Street, Kitty
Claude Rutherford Lot 81 Lamaha Street
E\ette Lewis 152 Sixth Street. Alberttown

Chandra Persaud Lot 60 Triumph Village
Chaluraj Simbudyal Lot 144 Logwood. Eninore
Nazir A. Hussain Little Biaboo. Quakoodam. Mahaica Creek
George Green 48 Pnnce William Street. Plaisance

Millicent Ta\lor Lot 2 Martin Luther Scheme. New Amsterdam
Ro den Daniels 19-31 Pope Street. Ne Amsterdam
225 Mayor & Town Council Housing Scheme. New
Winston Samuels Amsterdam
M Ma,_In l Lot 77 Lesbeholden South. Black Bush Polder. Coren inc
Saniomar's Fishin- c o Rosanna Ali No. 43 Village. Corentyne

Keane Adams 100 Thomas Street. Kara Kara. Linden
Melssa F Blair 28 Fair's Rust. Mackenzie. Linden
Michelle Inniss 415 Independence Avenue. Mackenzie. Linden
Vishall Secraim Aberdeen. Essequibo

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PVC Pipes

External Corners


Drop Outlets


Shower Stalls

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single t- i*?if frainier .

Toilet Sets

vanity type

'with pedestals

low level
with seats

with brackets

Close coupled

Fully Enclosed
$ 210,000.00


white 35,815.00
coloured $ 40,000.00

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Page XVI.

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Hello boys and girls, izardandman living......................(plants atmospheric pressure using various
It's good to meet again with you today, or animals) instruments. (A) Meteorologist.
Today you will move on to a new set of 7. The p m *. 33. Which statement below is true about
questions. These are simple and direct '. a flowering plants?
questions, which will help you, think a little fern, algae, fungi are oenpt
more faster when it comes to a simple living ................... : .
conversation on a science topic.
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1 ...................... is the study of living things. from a plant or an animal
2. The breaking down of food into liquid state was .............. .......
is called ...................... 9. The waste matter from the large intestine,
3. The process of taking food into the mouth after the body has taken out the useful part of (i) They have parallel or net-veined leaves
is called ........................ and we say that the food, is called ......................... ... (ii) They all make their own food
the food has been ......................... 10. The faeces of animals is usually called (iii) They have tap or fibrous roots
4. When digested food from the small intestine .................... (iv) They reproduce by spores.
is passed into the blood we say that the food 11,........................... manufactures their
has been ...................... or that own food through a process called (B)(iii),(and(i)only
34. Termites (wood ants)could be foundliving
................. has taken place all of the wing areas except in
5. A wooden chair, leather 12. The green pigmentation found in plants; the long grass
jacket, exercise book and r especially the leaves is called 35. The weatherman reported that there will
cotton shirt were ............. ...................... be a SOUTH-WESTERNLY winds blowing at
(never lived or once alive). Answers to last week's questions a great sped at 16:15 hFs on Wednesday.
32. Geovanni forecasts weather conditions' Which two irstirmients could a studentuse
6. The seahorse, eel, '. such as temperature, rainfall, wind'speod and to testthese r s ?A)Anemomet.rand
,. Teseahorse, e wind vane .
i. .... ',..' ,'; .,

4 V --- 4

Hello boys and girls,
Thanks for coming along this week. For your time-
table to be effective you can do the following things:
- Pin up your time-table 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 'Bye.
1. What is a person who comes into a country and sets
up home called? Answer: immigrant
2. In what order are the three traffic lights put 6n a pole?
Answer: red, amber, green
3. What is the imaginary line Which divides the earth into
two hemispheres called? Answer: equator
4. What is the best type of fabrc suited to a tropical
climate called? Answer: cotto ..
5 Name three entities that look after security and protec-
tion of property of'pers.6ni' "Anrver the police force, pri-
vate protecbon service, court
6. Name;the first Guyaheseitb form a Trade Union in
Guyana tonight for better wages and working conditions.
Answer: Hubert N. Critchlowv
What organization barga ins foi teachers' silis y and work-
ing conditions? Answer: .Guyana Teachers' Union
7. The fastest means of getting a message to Lethem
and Mabaruma from Georgetown is this. Answer: radio
8. What is the name of the tributary of the Essequibo river
that Fort Kyk-over-AI was built? Answer: Mazaruni
9. Name a hinterland destination that has an airstrip di-
rectly connected with it. Answer: Mahdia, Annai
10. What is the biggest island in the Essequibo River?
Answer: Hogg
11. Which monument has the following words written upon
it? "To the memory-of five sugir workers killed on 161"
June, 1948." Answer: Enmore Martyrs
12. What national holiday is marked by 23'" February?

Answer: Mashramani
13. ls barter'the name of the method used when Guyana.
exportsits products to Caribbean countries and imports prod-
ucts from them? No. If not, what is it? Answer trade
14. Many sawmills are built near rivers because of this
use of the river. Answer: floating of logs
15. Name three ways of getting rid of garbage. Answer:
burning, burying,
S16; Name the many symbols that are put together for the
Guyana's Coat of Arms. Answer: Amerindian head-dress,
17. Which waterfall is found on the Potaro River? An-
swer: Kaieteur
18. Where on the Guyana map is Bartica found? An-
swer: on the junction of the Essequibo and Mazaruni
19. Where on the Guyana map is New River found? An-
swer: At the bottom in the southeastern corner
20. Name three ways by whichain individual may.become..
a citizen of Guyana Answer: bitth, citizen of a common-
weal fhcountry, descent
Answer,the following questions:
I WhiChtis generally accepted. as a natural division of
the wold?
a continents, b) countries,
.:) oceans, d) seas ..
2. Which country is known as an island-continent?
a) Barbados
b) India
c) Tahiti
3. Which pair of countries is not completely in the south
of South America?
a)Argentina, Uruguay
b) Chile, Guyana
c) Chile, Paraguay
d)Argentina, Paraguay
4. Which one of these organisations/structures does not
relate to the list of Guyana's foreign relations?

a) Caribbean Free Trade Nrea
b). Caribbean Comrmunitty
c) Latin American Ecbnomic System
d) Neighborhood Den~odratic Council

5. One means by which a country's people can be deter-
. mined is one of these
.a) national elections
,b) issued passport
:c) daily births
6 Migration affects a .......................
a) increasing its size
b) decreasing its population
c) increasing its population
d) decreasing its size

7. Which one of tiese
highly populated?.
a) Linden, Rosignol
b)teorgetown, .nihden
- B.ariica ,V llin lci
d) Buxton, Mara
3 Londoh is toEnglar,.
a) Bush Lot is to,Berb;.
b) Hudson Bay is to Ca
c) Pekin is to China
d) Greenland is to the/

pairs of towns and/or villages is

9. Atropical savannah is a hot land with..................
a) wetness and many trees
b) wetness and few trees
c) dryness and many trees
d) wetness, grass and few trees
10. Root crops are represented by the following pair:
a) turnips and eddoes
b) carrots and peas
c) carrots and cassava
d) pines and cassava



'Page XNVIi

Sunday Chronicle February 26,'2006


XVIII Su~1~iy~ phronick Feb~uary ~6, 2006
7 ~ -.'.-.P. 2 --



Fighting is a tiring thing, Nebu said to the Law-
giver early in the morning. It blares like trum-
pets in the beginning and then it becomes a
cracked cymbal. It has a stale taste when you
cannot conquer.

Nebu had heard it early in the morning. The big
drum that was his heart, pounding hugely, and
the rapid beats of the smaller drums at his wrists
and forehead. They enveloped him, deafened
him; and he had the rushes of hot piping pain
more frequently now. He turned, and it turned
with him. He sat up in the blankets and it rose
with him, this close bedfellow. It was difficult to
extend his legs, for the poison had drained
heavily into them. His shoulders spoke to him,
not strongly, but distinctly enough, that they were
usefully with him; but the legs worried him.

The legs wondered to themselves whether the
miles of mountain and plateau stretching in front
of them could be successfully plundered for the
lord to whom they owed allegiance.

From his waist down, he had swollen badly in
the night. But he was nearing the place of sul-
phur. He knew the landmarks and he was sure
to bathe tomorrow.

The black braced himself off the floor of the cave
and stood by the fire. The strong, indomitable
neck flowing unceasingly wide into the arrogant
head, hooded with the effort to stand. He swal-
lowed saliva which tasted brittle. The cave was
floored with pain when he walked to the open-
ing. He looked outside and returned to the fire.
He considered, standing.

But you may win if you can die, Nebu said to
the Lawgiver. The Lawgiver nodded, remote.

The boy was fitful, troubled, angry at the unknown.
He felt quite capable with the black, but the leop-
ard was a page he had not turned. He had not
told this to the superstitious black, but he had
distinctly heard the leopard call his name when
he had fallen to the ground and the brute had
whirled and looked at him. He did not know how
the leopard could have got his name. Nobody
within miles knew it. He had not even told it to
the black. Then how could the filthy cat have
known it? He wished there was something he
could do to the leopard, but he head not been
able to think of a thing all the night. He had merely
floated aimlessly up there, listening to the mu-
sic. He watched Nebu walk to the mouth of the
cave. The stink of pus was all about the cave.
He could safely write off that one. It was the leop-
ard which bothered him now.

"I bet you have scared him off!" he cried, sud-

Nebu'looked up fromrh the fire and met the hard
brightness in the boy's eyes.

"Good morning," the Negro said,' "It is a lovely
(Taken from V.S. Reid's The Leopard)

About the Passage

1. Write to tell a friend what you have gathered
from the passage.
2. Do you have a personal experience reading
some other text with information related to some-
thing in the passage? Tell it in writing.
3. Imagine you too were living in that part of Af-
rica and you are telling the tale; write some de-
scriptive phrases that you would use to portray
the vividness of the haplessness of the black's
experiences at this time.
4. Respond to the character of the black in the
story by miming, painting, drawing, or making a
model. That should help you keep the character
in mind to use it, or part of it in your classroom
description or short story.
5. Write to a friend telling him or her about a song
or calypso that reminds you about something in
the passage. Say where you think the
scriptwriter's thoughts in the song or calypso
might have found their beginnings.
6. Respond to the story event by writing activi-
ties about it on a pamphlet.

Other Questions

1. Get these phrases right by telling their mean-
a) "It (fighting) is a tiring thing." (Paragraph 1)
b) "It (fighting) blares like trumpets in the begin-
ning and then it becomes a cracked cymbal."
(Paragraph 1)
c) "...but the leopard was a page he had not
turned." (Paragraph 7)
d) "The stink of the pus was all about the cave."
(Paragraph 7)
e) "I'll bet you have scared him off!" he (the boy)
cried suddenly. (Paragraph 8). What do you
think the writer is implying at this time?

2. "But you may win if you die" Why is it that
the writer puts these words into the mouth of the
black? See paragraph 6.

3. Write a passage similar in nature to the one
you have been responded to above.

Types of Letters (Reminder)

Remember: Business letters are classified ac-
cording to their purpose. But no matter what is
the purpose, a letter must deliver its message,
in the most effective manner. Here is a list of the
types that we looked at over the past year:
i) Letter of application
ii) Letter of order
iii) Letter of adjustment
iv) Letter of payment
v) Letter of inquiry or request

An Example of a Letter of Order

2456 Eastern Sea View Avenue
Middleton Park
Greater Hometown
February 26th, 2006

Simon & Johnson
123 Broad Street


Please send me, at once, the following items. I
do not wish to pay more than the prices I have

Three ladies' church bags black leather, two
straps, .....$8,500
One pair ladies' size 10 strap-backed black
shoes, one-inch heel $9,500

These items are to be charged to my account.

Yours truly,

Magnola Graves
(Mrs. Robert Graves)

Another example of a Letter of Order

4567 Damon Avenue,
East Bank Demerara,
February26th, 2006.

Sandra and Vishnu,
1673 Georges'Avenue,

Madam and Gentleman:

For the Attention of Personnel Shopping Service

Shortly before last July I placed an order with you
for a Samsonite electric chain saw, which was
described in your catalogue, as indicated by the
enclosed clipping. You have informed me that
this article was out of stock, but that you will have
a supply some time in late December.
February is now here. Since I have had no fur-
ther word from you, I am writing to enquire
whether I may expect shortly to receive the elec-
tric chain saw.
I shall appreciate hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Freddy Expect
Freddy Expect

The Letter of Adjustment

Letters of adjustment are sent when some error
has occurred in the course of a business trans-
action. The customer should assume that the
firm did not make the mistake intentionally and
that it will be glad to adjust the matter once it
understands the circumstances.

A letter of adjustment therefore should be calm,
courteous, and tactful. A reasonable letter will
more likely be c 'ick to win the co-operation of
the reader than ;ne with a heated accusation.
Make your coml paint tactfully.

What is to be adjusted should be the first item in
the letter. If it v .s a purchase, tell what it was
and when it was purchased. Next tell what you
want. If there is a defect in the goods, or if the
wrong goods were sent, tell how you want the
adjustment made. If there is a mistake about
money, explain what you think the error is. Above
all that you say, assume a reasonable attitude;
imply in your letter that you expect to be treated

Sndpay, Chronicle February 26, 2006


. .. . . ... a : O .'g X

By Barbara Cornell

LISBON, (Reuters) If
Shakespeare wrote Por-
tuguese birth certifi-
cates today, he might
pen, "A Rosa by any
other name is unaccept-
He might add that Magno-
lia smells sweet, but that Jas-
mine, or Jasmim in Portuguese,
had best be some other name. If
you're still flummoxed about
what to call your baby, he might
suggest a search under "nomes"
Excluding obvious options,
like Joao and Maria, the Minis-
try of Justice Web site details
39 pages of legally acceptable
first names, from Aarao to
Zuleica, and 41 pages of unac-

ceptable ones.
Lolita, Maradona and Mona
Lisa are out, as are Guevara,
Marx and Rosa Luxemburgo.
Portuguese registrars have
played this role for nearly a
century, but now some have
asked the Ministry of Justice
for a new law that consigns
name lists to history.
Portugal is just the latest
nation grappling with the in-
creasing complexity of baby
names. Globalisation, immigra-
tion, human rights and individu-
alism have put pressure on na-
tions with name laws to rede-
fine the concept of "accept-
The Portuguese proposal
by the Association of Regis-
trars of the Civil Register is
part of a programme to cut or
simplify burdensome proce-
dures. The Ministry of Jus-

tice plans to act in the first
half of 2006 on that
"We have proposed alter-
ations in the law such that there
can be freedom of choice as long
as it isn't offensive to the idea
of human dignity," said Maria
de Lurdes Serrano, registrar at
one of Lisbon's busiest registry
To parents from places with
few restrictions on names, like
the United States or Britain,
such laws can seem odd.
"It was so amazing to me
to have to get permission to
name my child," said Tanya
O'Hara, an American who in
2004 gave birth to baby Liam
in Portugal. "It doesn't make
any sense."
O'Hara had to get an em-
bassy letter authenticating the
name Liam, and make a certified


GPL is inviting youths born between 1l September, 1989 and 1" September,
1991 who wish to pursue an INDUSTRIAL TRADE, to join the GPL

The programme is of four (4) years duration and it provides training in both the
electrical and mechanical disciplines.

Passes with grades I, II or III at the CXC General Proficiency level in at
least one Science subject, plus English Language and Mathematics.
Final selection will depend on the results of a written examination and
an interview.

Application forms are available at the following GPL locations:
*Training School, Sophia, Georgetown
Personnel Department, Middle St., Georgetown
Commercial Office, Vreed-en-Hoop
O*nverwagt operations, West Berbice
*Commercial office, Strand, New Amsterdam
Canefield Administrative office, East Berbice
*Number 53 Village sub-station, Corentyne
Commercial office, Corriverton
*Administrative office, Anna Regina, Esseq. Coast
*4Wakenaam Power Station
SLeguan Power Station -
*Bartica Administrative office
Completed application forms must be returned before Friday 17 March,
2006 to the:
Training & Development Manager
Sophia Complex, Georgetown.


translation of the document.

Portugal is not alone in seek-
ing to update name laws. In
2002, Norway replaced its list
with a general standard that
bans swear words, sex words,
negative names and sicknesses.
"I can tell you this is not
easy at all," said Ivar Utne, a

0 0

professor of modem Norwegian
at the University of Bergen and
the only linguist on the commit-
tee that drafted the new law.
A Danish law, that takes
effect on April 1, expands ap-
proved lists to include names
from the United States, Eu-
rope and other countries, and
allows parents to apply for
unlisted names.
The Swedish parliament has
commissioned the government
to overhaul its Personal Names
Act of 1982.
Spain has several name lists,
corresponding to regional lan-
guages like Catalan and Basque.
Registry offices in Germany
have an "International Hand-
book of Forenames," updated in
2002. Argentina has broadened
its lists to accept indigenous



The Guyana Revenue Authority is in the process of constructing and
repairing a number of buildings in its Linden, Lethem and Smyth Street

The works to be undertaken include:
a) Construction and repair of buildings and infrastructure
b) Electrical work
c) Plumbing

Further details can be obtained from the Deputy Commissioner
Human and Financial Resources Division on Telephone number

Interested contractors must include in their 'Expression of Interest'.

Proof of financial resources to undertake works
List of equipment/machinery
Valid NIS and GRA compliance
Li st of manpower resources
Record of past performance of works completed
Locations contractors would wish to be prequalified for.

Prequalifications must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the bidder and clearly marked on the top left-hand
comer "Prequalification Bid of construction and repair of
Buildings-Guyana Revenue Authority" and also specify the location
bidders wish tobe prequalified for.

Envelopes should be addressed to the:

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

All prequalification bids must be deposited in the Tender Box located
in the National Procurement Tender and Administration Board
building, Ministry ofFinance on or before 09:00h on
Monday, March 6,2006.

Khurshid Sattaur

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Sunday C cnpeleruare^?&, -, .. ..- ,.. ...

Even countries without ex-
plicit laws have implicitly ac-
ceptable names. U.S. census
data shows 757 names cover 75
percent of the nation's 295 mil-
lion people.
Regulated or not, baby
names can hurt, experts say.
"What it does is handicap a
kid who has to deal with it,"
said Albert Mehrabian, a Univer-
sity of California professor
emeritus of psychology and au-
thor of "Baby Name Report
Card: Beneficial and Harmful
Baby Names."
Some parents are capable of
labours of lunacy. Portugal's re-
ject list includes Ovnis. OVNI
is Portuguese for UFO.
Danish authorities nixed
Monkey and Lucifer.

Please turn to page XV

'Pa X-IX



Page XX '

Suhfca'y Chronic- February 26, 2006

DL)tc. 1200-()1-301 Loan No: 436GY IFB No: I/ ",',

I o\'c (,i Iiincn ol ( I nii\: ina ( (i I) Ithe International und Ior A griculturial I)c, elopimenC
(1i ,'l 1. linld thlie (aillbe:in Developmeniit ank (CI)13) have approved (b\ Loan and grant) Ihec
:uIlli (olppIIo\iii,\ el\ USS l.5 M. to fund IheI Poor Rural Coininunitics Support Services
Project t('RC SSlI). \\liich is \\oiking to allc\ ilcie poverty in Regions 2 & 3 b\ increasing ruIral
household in colles through the expansion of0'on tarm' production and fostenng the promotion
of rral mieroenltrpr ses. IPa;rtl ot the proceeds o Ithe loan \\ill he used Ior eligible exp lnditures
undeti r which h Ihis in\ station for bids is m:idc.

The project is executed b\ the Miinistr\ of'Agricuilture (MOA) through the lPRCSSI. and has
5 major coinponents: ])&I Rehabilitation. Technical Support Services. Credit Services.
Community In\estment Initialives and Project Coordination. It \\ill utilize a ii demand dri\e
approach and x\ill involve full bencliciary participation in all aspects of the Protjct Cycle.

The MOA. through the PRCSSP no\\ invites sealed bids flon suitable eligible suppliers Ibr
undecriaking te I follo\ ing:

'The Suppl\ and Installation of Se\\ing Machines and Kitchen Appliances to the Aliki Women's
Iland .id iall & I)e\ elopnicnit Association. Essequi bo River. Region 3 Lot I 2()()6
lHid documensllt call b pIuchased fIroln the Project Manager's Olfice 'from Iebllruary 20(. 2006
'for a noni-reiuindabl e lee o l'lour hloulsand dollars (S4.0())).

Bids imuist e enclosed ill sealed envelopes hearing no identity ofllhe bidder and muist be
cl arl\ inailkcd on the lop. left hand corner "Bid for the Supply of and Inslallation of Se\\ing
Machines and Kitchen .Appliances PRCSSP. )o not open before 14.(00 hrs. On March 22,2006.
" IiddJcr- ar lso !requiirecd to slate clearly on the envelope tihe lot for which h the bid is being
nade All I,,Is inti i," a ciconllimpluied by a bid security bond in a fixed amount equivalent to
nio les thllan i one Ihuindied and l'tl\ thousand dollars (GSI( 150.00)(). Valid Income T'ax
Com(plianuic :ii!dI NIS C1 e'ilccates atnd must be addressed to:
The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent & Vlissengen Road.
,t.11 - l c !d i! lllic l I'nder ,o\ located in t he Mi(inis ol Agriculturec
.: i .. \'''li: dax. March 22. 20(1-. iiid leis ol their rlepdresenltali es1 may
b i :; ., i :, "l':d ihe i d< ihiclih i'l take pllac.- l!ni .Jimc ell \ l'lfer 14 li Illsi onl
".p.i;.i, |ic\ er iesc ,e re l o h'. r .ic l 't ,l : ile

Georgetown Scouts converge

on Linden Township

-Successful Baden-Powell Camporee over weekend

Over 275 Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Adult Leaders from Georgetown converged on the
township of Linden last weekend to meet up with their counterparts and participate in the
Scout Association's Baden-Powell Camporee.
The Camporee was held on the grounds of the Linden Constabularly with additional facilities
been provided by the 2nd Infantry Battalion of the GDF.
The Camporee was declared open by the Chief Commissioner. Mr. Gary Mendonca. who in
his opening remarks reminded Scouts that the event celebrated the 149th Anniversary of the Founder
of the Scout Movement, Lord Robert Baden-Powell. The event was also meant to showcase Scouting
to the Linden Community so as to encourage more support to the recently founded Central
McKenzie Scout Group.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Mr. Horace James, CEO Linden Secretariat, who
expressed his sincere support to further the development of Scouting in Linden.
The programme over the weekend included sports, a parade through the township, community
work at the Linden Hospital grounds, a campfire, an InterFaith Service at the Linden Constabulary
Hall, and a seminar for the campers on Peace Education.
The InterFaith Service was attended by the recently appointed Town Clerk, Mr. Gibbons who
expressed his desire to see Scouting grow in Linden and pledged to give all support to achieve that
The Scout Association wishes to express sincere appreciation to the citizens of the Lin-
den community that contributed to the success of the Camporee.


The Government of Guvana in collaboration with the Government of Cuba under the
Cuban Scholarship Programme is offering a limited number of undergraduate scholarships
for the academic vear 2006/2007.

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified persons between the ages of
S16-25 y ears for consideration in the following priority fields of study:

Agricultural Sciences
Medical Sciences
Natural Sciences

SApplication lorms along with a detailed fact sheet can be uplifted from the Plernmanent
SSecrcltt:ir. ()lfice of1 Ihe President. Public Service Ministry. Training Division (Durban
( Strcci ;!:1d .:ll IRegioinal IDemocratic Council Offices.

SClosing date for the receipt of applications is March 31, 2006.

Applications should be sent to the Permanent Secretary, Office of the President,
Neii Gardeni Street, Geo-rgeto n.

SJ. Webster
| Permanent Secretary

... ,. ..... .S. ^ ^-'. ':" *... fteS


Sunday Chronicle February 26, 2006 Page XXI





Guyanese Dj Prakz
Guyanese DJ Prakz is currently the latest West Indian artist making a name
for himself in New York.
His new album out entitled "CHAPTER ONE" includes a single called "GUYANA UNDER WA-
TER" which is doing excellently. It's a patriotic and an up tempo song for the recent flood that hap-
pened last year and continued this year in Guyana.
"All over the world, there are disasters happening and this song is sending a positive message
towards helping one another, he says;
So here's a little bit 'bout him.
Sankar Singh, also know as Prakash was born in Georgetown, Guyana on November 1st.;
At the age of 17th, he took upon the stage name DJ PRAKZ. Prakz was born to two wonderful
Guyanese parents who always supported and guided him through difficult situations in life.
Growing up in Guyana, he was always surrounded by a wide range of music as from chutney/:
Soca/Indian and Reggae.
Atthe Age of 11, Prakz migrated to queens, NY.'Currently he is an accountant major at Queensj
College. On weekends, Prakz dedicate himself to his music. "Music is my first love and I do hope to
pursue a musical career in the long run", says Prakz.
NYC is wher he became more interested in a more diverse range of music. He followed reggae
artists such as Sean\Paul and Supercat. I develop my style through people such as Apache Waria and
mixture of different reggae and soca artists
Around the age of 17, Prakz joined the Supertones Band based in Queens, NY. Rocky, a high
school friend who was already playing with the band introduced him to band leader, Avinash Singh an4
Band Manager Terry Gajraj.
Prakz extend his outmost thanks to Avinash and Terry who were really the true members
who gave him a chance in life and Omesh for his encouragement and everyone else who've
been there for him. He fought his way up as a recognize artist and to terry who; have truly
been an inspiration to him in terms of helping and giving him a break in life.
p 1-


* 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 jn waiting with
contact Telephone number to:
P.O. BOX: 101371
not later than FEBRUARY 27, 2006

Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Job Profile:
Job Incumbent would be required to effectively implement the Strategic goals and
objectives of the BBCI by enabling the Board to fulfill its governance fiction and to
provide direction and leadership towards the achievement of th, organisation's philosophy.
mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives. This objective is accomplished by
the incumbent performing the following duties:
i.. In coordination with the Contractor and Independent Engineer. review relevant contract
%documents, assess construction progress. and prepare reports for the Board:
ii. Give advice, guidance and leadership on all technical and management issues: provide
excellent verbal and written communication to the Board of BBCI and stakeholders:
iii.Oversee the management of the operations and maintenance of the Berbice Bridge.
ensure compliance by BBCI with all contracts including tie C6ncession Agreement:
iv.lnteract with contractors, engineers and consultants and resolve issues as they arise:
v. Present monthly financial reports to the Board and possess the ability to plan and
implement budgets
vi. Support operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board
vii. Ensure that the vision. mission. organization. and service are onsistently presented
in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
Desired Qualifications:
- Solid engineering experience applicable to large construction projects and maintenance
.of same
- Knowledge of Financial Management. Business Finance arid Capital Funding would be
an asset
- Clear understanding of the issues faced by the organizations in the private sector:
- Effective leadership skills and the ability to build a complete and strong organization.
Education and Experience:
(a) Masters or Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or Mechanical engineering or similar
qualifications from a recognized University:
(b) At least five years of experience in engineering and project management:
(c) Kno\ ledge of building codes including material specifications & safe requirements:
(d) Proficient use of MS Office. Internet and MS Project:
(e) Kno\\ ledge of floating and loading functions of a Bridge. hIae\ -dutr' li draulic s' stems
metal fabrication, floating devises and environmental protection would be an :Isset.
(f) Ability to read engineering dra\\ ings and understand engineering specifications would d
be an asset.
Applications to be addressed to:
The Secretary
Berbice Bridge Company Inc.
126 Barrack Street, Kingston. Georgetom n.
Tel: 226-0576 Fax: 226-6426
Email: punit2 a guyana.nct.g
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Sunday Chronicle February 26, 2006 '


Australia asks:


the bloody






The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is intended that such funds
be applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken by'SIMAP Agency.
1. SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
following projects:-
(a) Lot 1 (Mon Repos Annandale)Roads Reg.#4
(b) Lot 2 (Mc Kenzie Ville De Endragt South)Roads Reg. #4
(c) Lot 3 (Lusignan Melanie) Roads Reg. #4

(i) Rehabilitation of Niggs-Belverdere North Residential Roads Reg. #6
(ii) Rehabilitation of Kiltern Nursery School Reg. #6
2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown,
Tel. 227-3554 (Contracts Dept).
3. Bids from a Firm/Company must include a copy of their business registration.
Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates of
which only the original will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the
Evaluation Criteria in the tender documents (Page 3-3).
4. The cost of the Bidding Document for items (a) & (ii) is G$5,000 each and
(b), (c) & (i) is $10,000 each. Payment can be in cash or by Manager's
Cheque in favour of SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done
between the hours of 08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and from
08:00h to 14:30h on Fridays.
5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less that 2% of the bid sum.
The Bid Bond/Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour
of SIMAP Agency from a Commercial Bank/Financial House/Insurance
Company, using the form supplied by SIMAR Personal cheques will not be
6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00 hrs on Friday, 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 reasonss.
Executive Director
SIMAP Agency

By Paul Tait
SYDNEY (Reuters) Australia launched a new A$180 million ($133 million)
advertising campaign Thursday which seeks to attract international tourists
by swearing at them.
"Where the bloody hell are you?" asks the new campaign launched by Australian Tourism Minis-
ter Fran Bailey.
Bailey said the campaign will target potential tourists in China, Japan, India, the United States,
Germany and Britain and would be rolled out in the next few weeks.
It echoes the hugely successful "Put another shrimp on the barbie" tourism campaign of the 1980s,
which featured singlet-wearing comedian Paul Hogan and which lured ah estimated 250,000 American
tourists to Australia.
The new campaign, which can be seen on Tourism, Australia's Web site
(, features a series of Australian backdrops.
It begins with characters saying: "We've poured you a beer and we've had the camels shampooed,
we've saved you a spot on the beach ... and we've got the sharks out of the pool."
A bikini-clad woman then asks: "So where the bloody hell are you?."
Bailey and Prime Minister John Howard both defended the campaign against complaints about the
use of the word "bloody," a mild profanity used to express annoyance.
"It's a colloquialism, it's not a word that is seen quite in the same category as other words that
nobody ought to use in public or on the media or in advertisements," Howard said.
"I think the style of the advertisement is anything but offensive but is in fact in context and I think
it's a very effective ad," he told reporters in Sydney.
Howard complained last month about the decline of good manners in Australian society, blaming
the drop in standards on increasing vulgarity on television.
Bailey said the campaign had been tested in some of Australia's key markets and had been success-
ful, although she gave no details.
"This is presenting Australia as we are. We're plain-speaking, we're friendly. It's using the ver-
nacular," Bailey told reporters.
While the "shrimp on the barbie" campaign attracted thousands of tourists, its crassness caused
many Australians to cringe.
It was followed in 1995 by a A$100 million ($74 million) campaign then Australia's biggest
single marketing and advertising campaign which sought to convince the world Australia also had
Bailey said Australia's tourism industry was worth A$73 billion and employed 500,000 Aus-


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

Applicants should possess the following:

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


Three (3) years work experience.

Applications, along with two (2) references and a recent
police clearance can be sent to:

Director, Administrative Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
New Market Street,
North Cummingsburg

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2006

Sunday Chronicle February 26, 2006


Sunday Chronicle February 26, 2006


Dominica fights human trade

Aware that its takes place.
neighbours are One of the staging points is
Sallornev general Douglis' con-
watching how it handles
watching how it handles stituency. the northern town of
its human trafficking Portsmouth where Haitians
problems, the Dominica leave Dominica illegally in small
government is now boats in the hope of accessing
m e r y other Caribbean countries and
Sr s eventually the United States.
Haitians coming to the Some Portsmouth resi-
island. dents say the Haitians are
It's about to increase the de- being lured to Dominica with
posits they pay on arrival, and false promises, told that once
has also announced it will be there they can easily pur-
imposing visa restrictions on chase a ticket to the US.
Haitians and nationals from the The police commissioner,
Dominican Republic. Mathias Lestrade, told BBC

and US Virgin Islands where the
smuiggled Haitians are trans-

But local officials admit
that the problem is a difficult
one, given their limited resources
to police the coastlines of the
rugged, mountainous country
they've dubbed the Nature Is-
And the authorities have an-
other problem a growing inter-
est in women from the Domini-
can Republic said to be provid-
ing prostitution services.

could target.
Ice says there', no
organized prostitution ring. or a
".prostitution house that you
can go to. and solicit the ser-
vices of these women."
One of his constituents,
former mayor Julian Brewster
who is still a town councillor.
insists however that Ports-
mouth is becoming the "prosti-
tution capital of Dominica" and
that hordes of apparently sex-
starved men descend on the
town at weekends from all parts
of the country, for the services
of the Spanish-speaking prosti-
"I live in the heart of the
action, and it is very painful
to see what is going on,"
Brewster told BBC Carib-
"1 am saying (that) like I can

go to the grocery shop and pur-
chase a pound of siuar. I can go
to various harsh and pick up imy
woman and away in a mllanger.
So while there isn't any sign
that would indicate to you that
here is a prostitution centre. but
you know you can go to the
various places, make your
choice and move," the town
councillor explained.
He is angry that resources
that should go towards meeting
family responsibilies are now, as
he puts it, going down the drain.
The Roman Catholic
Church has warned that not
enough is being done to tackle
the problem. and one parish
priest recently, in the presence
of Prime Minister Roosevelt
Skerritt and his Cabinet. urged
the government to "close the
brothels, and deport the young

liiIie- con ierned. no m1 i '.
hbeaui iul tlhl tI ; on ie'
Pinme Minis' .-.. km'.o' Ihas
ciled action laken b' .the police
against thc alleged priosiluioil.
"Therei has been ; -.-ions
crackdown by the police.
(they've) visited several (qlote'
unquole bars and h"m.;s. and
we have in fact deported a nun-
ber of persons we found with
out the require' documents." he
Police Commissioner Malthias
l.estrade says the poIlice ha\e a dil-
ficult time because they ha.e nol
caught. any of these wollenl in the
act of prosiiltion.
"When they are found
most of them ;are l.rullgh; into
police headquarters, and we
try our best to discourage
them from being involved in
acts of prostitution."

"We have stepped up our
surveillance, and I think for the
most part we have it under con-
trol," Attorney General Ian
Douglas told BBC Caribbean.
At the point of entry a num-
ber of planes have been sent back.
he says, in addition to Haitians
who have not met the requirements
for entry being turned back.
But it's not at the arrival
end that the illegal trafficking

Caribbean that there is a clear
link between the smuggling of
Haitians from Dominica and the
illegal drug trade.
"Some have been heard to
say that this is a preferred
method with less risks, com-
pared to drug trafficking," the
police chief said.
Arrests are being made
both on the island and in places
like St Maarten and the British

These women can be found
selling in bars in different parts
of the country, and it appears
to be public knowledge that
they offer for sale more than just
The attorney general
says it would be easier to
tackle the problem if there
were a visible, established
network, or clearly identified
brothels that the authorities

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required qualifications.

Monday March 13, 2006
Three (3) years
53,000US per year
18 years and older
CXC Mathematics, English. Integiraied Sclence
US High School Diploma or G.E.D
Other credentials accepted based oit evaluati(.i.

Monday Friday 16:00h to 2 1 i0h
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Qualified in nursing and registered with the General Nursing Council ol

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Sunpiy Chronicle. February 26, 2006.

Where's my copy of the

Gladiator Rulebook?

LONDON (Reuters) Gladi-
ators may have fought and
died to entertain others in the
brutality of the Roman arena
but they appear to have
abided by a strict code of con-
duct which avoided savage vio-

lence, forensic scientists say.
Tests on the remains of 67
gladiators found in tombs at
Ephesus in Turkey, center of
power for ancient Rome's east-
ern empire, show they stuck to
well defined rules of combat and

avoided gory free-for-alls.
Injuries to the front of each
skull suggested that each oppo-
nent used just one type of
weapon per bout of face-to-face
contact, two Austrian research-
ers report in a paper to be pub-


The Ministry of Home Affairs invites eligible contractors to submit sealed tenders for
the under-mentioned works:

a. Capital Works

Guvana Police Force

1. Repairs to Weldaad Police Station
2. Repairst to Clonbrook Police Station
3. Repairs to Parika Police Station

Guvana Prison Service

1. Renovation to Dormitories Male Block. Ne\\ Amsterdam Prison
2. Construction of Control Area. Georgetown Prison

Guvana Fire Service

1. Repairs to roof. fire hall, Timehri Fire Station
2. Renovation to workshop, Guyana Fire Service, West Ruimveldt
3. Repairs to roof. Guyana Fire Service I lead Office. Stabroek


1. Repairs to Northern Roof, Ceiling and Wall. Ministry of I-Iome Affairs Building

b. Current Works Guyana Police Force

1. (Construction of fence Weldaad Police Station
2. Construction of fence Chalmer's Place & Brickdam
3. Construction of fence Yarowxkabra Police Outpost
4. Construction of fence and bridge Springlands Police Station
5. Construction of fence Adventure Police Station, Corentyne
6. Construction of fence Officer's Quarters, Philadelphia Street, Nexx Amsterdam
7. Construction of fence Wakenaam Police Station
8. Repairs to Police Outpost Louis Manor, Coreniyne

Tender documents relative to the above may be purchased from the cashier,
Ministry of Home Affairs, Georgetown for a non-refundable fee of five thousand
($5,000.00) dollars each during normal working hours.

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tendere
on the o)itside. i 'ach envelope should state clearly the name of the project (for example,
"Repairs to Weldaad Police Station") at the top left-hand corer.

Valid Compliance Certificates from the Commissioner-General of the Guyana
Revenue Authorit ((iRA) and the General Manager of the National Insurance Scheme
(NIS) must he submitted \ ith each tender.

lenders must be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
and deposited in llie tender box ao MtRGA R W9lWNno later than 09:(0X)ls
on Tesdlax. March 7. 200)6.

Tenders will be opened at 09:00hrs on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in the presence
1of ltelndrers or their designated representatives \\ ho choose to attend the opening at the
M s;insix of Finance.

Angela Johnson
'e CIwiI'n-:i S. cretalr
M w.IPr of I oI lme Affairs

*o ie nrent ads ca.n be v .ew )d n (- ,

lished in Forensic Science Inter-
Savage violence and mutila-
tion, typical of battlefields
2,000 years ago, were out of or-
And the losers appear to
have died quickly.
Despite the fact that most
gladiators wore helmets, 10 of
the remains showed the fighters
had died of squarish hammer-
like blows to the side of the
head, possibly the work of a

backstage executioner who fin-
ished off wounded losers after
the fight.
The report confirms the
picture given of battles in the
arena by Roman artwork, which
suggests gladiators were well
matched and followed rules en-
forced by two referees.
Kathleen Coleman of
Harvard University, who was
historical consultant for Ridley
Scott's film "Gladiator," agreed
with the findings of the report.
"The fact that none of the
gladiators' skull, was subjected
to a repealed hattering doe;

seem to confirm that discipline
was exercised in gladiatorial
combat and its aftermath," she
was quoted by New Scientist
magazine as saying.
The scientists, Karl
Grosschmidt of the Medical
University of Vienna and Fabian
Kanz of the Austrian Archaeo-
logical Institute, used special X-
ray scans and microscopic
analysis to investigate the gladi-
ators' deaths.
The bones were uncov-
ered in 1993 and are thought
to date from the second cen-
tur AD.


We Care

Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and University of Guyana invite applications
from suitably qualified persons for enrollment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Surgery
Program for May 2006 session.

This Program would be executed at GPHC and affiliate hospitals in collaboration with
Canadian Association of General Surgeons and is accredited by the University of

Application forms are available from:
Office of the Director, Medical & Professional Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
New Market Street

Closing date for submission of applications is Friday, March 3, 2006.

Minimum qualification: MBBS. equivaiec!i ,..,r one year post Internship experience.

FI:f 1,. i:. 11: i-"i i ,,i :n kindly contact tel;phlone #225-3324.

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Sunday' 6eroniceFeoai' '"6_Page'?

Clooney Cozy with Renee?

Her marriage recently
ended with a fraud-filled an-
nulment filing. He's vowed
never again to walk down the
aisle. So it's a good bet long-
time pals Ren6e Zellweger
and George Clooney had
plenty to talk about at a post-
BAFTA bash in London Sun-
day night, but was there
something more than chit-
chat going on?
So suggests the London
Sun, which says the scrawny
Oscar winner, 36, and dapper
bachelor, 44, who have been
friends for years but deny they
were ever an item, engaged in a
cozy tete-a-t&te at Clooney's
exclusive gathering at the
Dorchester Hotel following the
awards (he failed to win any of
the four prizes he was up for).
They were reportedly
"huddled together" in a corner,
quaffing champagne cocktails
and canoodlingg" until the bar-
tender sent them on their way
at 5 a.m. Then, claims the pa-
per, "the pair went giggling
down a corridor clutching a
bottle of champagne."
Zellweger, whose annul-
ment from blink-and-you'll-
miss-him hubby Kenny
Chesney was finalized in De-
cember, was first linked to
Clooney almost three years ago,
shortly after she ended her ro-
mance with Jim Carrey, but both
insisted they were merely
"close friends."
"I talk to him almost ev-
ery day," Ren6e gushed to
Liz Smith in June 2003. ...
I really feel his support all
the time. I just feel safe
knowing that he's somewhere
out in the world. He always
does the right thing, you
know? God, I just adore him."
Clooney, for his part, has
recently pooh-poohed talk that
he's dating Teri Hatcher, and
when quizzed by the Sun over
whether he might take the bony,
boy short-flashing "Desperate
Housewives" star to the Os-
cars, where he's a triple nomi-

nee, he scoffed, "No, no
And speaking of romantic
denials, Lucy Liu, who was
supposedly spied spit-shining
Clooney's tonsils in New York


and Miami at the end of the
year, says the reports are totally
The actress tells the London
Telegraph that she and Clooney
are "just old friends," adding

that she's never even been to
And besides, says Liu, "If
I was out with George, I'd
never be making out with
him in public."


Date: 2006-02-05
Contract No.: 11,12,14,15.16 & 17/2005

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

The project is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) through the PRCSSP, and
has 5 major components. D&1 Rehabilitation. Technical Support Services. Credit
Services, Conmmunity Investment Initiatives and Prqject 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. Bethamn 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 WUA_Essequibo Coast. Region No.2

17/2005 Rehabilitation andExcavation ofChannels. Construction of Structures.
Riverstown/ Onderneeming 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 anm additional copies) may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office. at Den Amstel. West Coast Demerar from February 06. 2006. for a
non-refundable fee of eight thousand dollars ($8.000) or its equivalent in a freely
convertible currency for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at
the same office.
Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder and
must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand corner "Tender for ie ...............Region
No.2 Lot..../2005 PRCSSP. Do not open before 09.00 hrs on March 7. 2006."

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied
by a Security of no less than Two Hundred Thousand Guyana Dollars (G$200,000.) or :
its equivalent in a convertible currency. valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates and
must be addressed to:

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

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

The Employer reserves the righl to accept or reject anm or all Bids \\ ithoil assigning any
reason \\ halso\e cr. and not necessarily\ to iimake ;in aia\\d to the low\\st Bidder.

Permanent Secretarn
Mi nislr\ of 'Anriculturc
i- -- ,

2'24/2006 6 08 PM,


Applications are invited from suitably qualified pei sons for the Iollc\ ing


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

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

Applications should be accompanied by two (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
G r -- c c.s -

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W a'Baq

I often think that NIS is a waste of time. I would like to stop paying for
myself and employees and pay a private insurance. Why can't I?
Unfortunately, there are persons who are still not fully aware of the role
of Social Security. As a result, there will be some degree of discontent
resulting in such feelings. Social Security unlike other forms of insurance,
is always compulsory. It is a sign of civilization and a means of providing
for the citizens of a country. The Benefits that can be derived outweigh the
contributions made by persons. This is because the spread of risk is .
much greater (the entire country).

The Social Security Act ensures that workers are protected by securing
income. While some employers, even some self-Employed persons, will
protect their workers and themselves so that they do not become a -
liability on society when faced with certain conditions, many will opt not
to do so. Social Security contributes to protecting the social fabric of
society. It assists in poverty alleviation. This cannot be left to chance or
to the good nature of few individuals. What would happen to the vast
majority of persons who may not be fortunate enough to have good,
benevolent Employers?


= I

I Do you have a question on N.IS ? Then writelcall.
SC/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
SBrickdam and Winter Place
IP.O. Box. 101135
iTel: 227-3461.



The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to
fill the following vacancies in its Human Resources and Information Services

Full details including the requirements and job description for each position can be
obtained by accessing the Bank's website at
Application '.nd :,. detail '-d C'rriculumn Vitae should be submitted not later than
Friday. March 03, 2006 and should be addressed to:


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Sunday Chronicle February 26, 2006

4 o l

ARIES -- Enough with being good. You've been there, done that and been
awarded the t-shirt. Now, after stashing it in the bottom of your dresser drawer
for who knows how long, you've just ironed it and put it up for sale on the
Internet. Needless to say, you're ready for a change. The universe is feeling
just as restless, however, so you won't need to be worried about monotony.
Your unconventional mood will keep you far from bored.
TAURUS Stop worrying even though it's one of the things you're best at.
You've followed all the rules and done things right, even in the eyes of those
Shigher-ups who were looking to find fault with you. In short, you've been
tested and found to be right on top of your game. So if one of the powers
that be seems to be acting oddly, force yourself to relax. Who knows what's
going on in their world?
GEMINI If you can imagine it, you can have it that's what you've always
been told, what you've always believed and now, what you're about to prove.
As if your already substantial intellectual prowess wasn't enough to get you
started, the heavens are on your side. You'll wake up this morning with the
vivid memory of a dream the kind that will stay with you all day, constantly
making you wonder 'what if.'
CANCER You may be privately worrying that the creative roll you're on is
about to come to an end but that's just not the case. The heavens will give
you the right to ask for some privacy, please, when it comes to spending
time alone with your inspiration, and since you're feeling so darned startling
and unpredictable, one never knows what you might be thinking of taking
on as a project or of how easily you'll find it to express yourself.
LEO When it comes to relationships, you're not up for anything even re-
motely resembling routine. This doesn't (necessarily) mean that you'll try to
entice a current partner to go bungee jumping although you might be a bit
more open with someone new if you're single but it certainly does mean
that you're in the mood to try something different. The good news is that
you won't be at all afraid to mention this to whoever you're with, and that
you'll have an extremely receptive audience.
VIRGO You're not losing your mind. You're right to feel a bit worried about
exactly what might come of a current situation, especially because things have
been going so darned well. But you don't need to take that worry any fur-
ther. The heavens have arranged for some very deep emotions to touch both
your hearts. If your current situation is totally unlike anything you've experi-
enced before, relax. It's going to last.
LIBRA The heavens have arranged for your favorite state of affairs: love and
romance your absolute, number one favourite thing about life here on planet
number three. You're going to be absolutely tickled with your current com-
panion, and you may even feel the urge to do something different with them
maybe a new restaurant, a new dance club or the chance to join a new

SCORPIO -- Whatever you're feeling is going to be quite obvious to one and
all at the moment, so don't even try to hide it. Your behaviour may also be a
bit odd okay, even more so than usual in the minds of the loved ones you
associate with on a daily basis, so be fair. Get them ready for this, and spend
a bit of time in the mirror preparing yourself.
L SAGITTARIUS For the most part, you're pleased, happy and extremely proud
of yourself when you say or do something that shocks and amazes the crowds
in fact, the more, the merrier. The heavens are also urging you to let fly with
whatever crosses your mind, no matter where you are or who you happen to
be with. For some reason, though, you're just a tad worried. What's up with
that? Relax and lose the worry.
CAPRICORN It's not usually easy to part you from your hard-earned pesos,
even if you have a good excuse to shop, like a birthday, or Christmas or some
such special occasion. So when you wake up today with the urge to spend
some serious cash, if you opt to take a dear one along for the ride, try to at
least pretend to think about it before you whip out the plastic. You know
what you want, you're after it, and that's that.

AQUARIUS Right about now, and for the next couple of days, you really
should be wearing a warning label, because you'll be anything but objective,
unemotional, and detached qualities your sign is usually famous for. Go
ahead and let your feelings go; but if you want to be just a tad considerate
of your loved ones, try to let them know that you won't quite be yourself -
before you reach for the tissues and they reach for the phone to dial 911.
PISCES -- You're famous for being the very soul of discretion. In fact, when it
comes to secrets, let's just say that they're your specialty. So when a particu-
larly delicious mystery comes along, you can definitely be counted upon to
Keep it under wraps even if you do walk around with a rather smug look
Son yourfacefor an afternoon. That's the case now. Still, you should try your
.. very best to be.discreet. No use blowing your cover, right? Right?

QUIInIw (ThrnntlVI- F1 t I 26. 2006 XX -VII

Honey, let's

name junior

From page XIX

Mehrabian knows of an
American named Latrina.
But even conventional
names matter.
Mehrabian found people
respond differently to names:
children with more attractive
names are more popular: people
with less attractive names lare
worse in school and work.
"I believe in freedom," he
said. "But if (name regula-
tion) has worked for Portu-
gal for all these centuries,
who knows?"
Traditionally in Portugal,
parish priests selected saints'
names at baptism. The first
name law, enacted by the
fledgling republic in 1911, re-
placed priestly whim with a
modern regulation that ap-
plied to all citizens.
Modifications have allowed
names from antiquity and allowed
foreigners and non-Catholics to use
names from their traditions, as long
as they can prove they are authen-
tic ones.
A Portuguese proverb says,
"A good name is better than
riches." But good name laws can
be tricky.
Governments generally like
to separate forenames from sur-
names and boys' names from
girls'. There is also the legal


swampland of "suitability." In
Sweden. the name Twilight had
to go to the Supreme Adminis-
trative Court before winning ap-
Germany's name law gener-
ates so many unresolved ques-
tions that there are expert
"name offices" in Wiesbaden
and Leipzig.
"I receive more than 3.000
questions about forenames ev-
cry year." Gabriele Rodriguez.
from the name office at the Uni-
versity of Leipzig. said in an c-
She provides expert opin-
ions for registry offices and
courts and says 40 percent of
her queries from German par-
ents are about American fore-
In Portugal, unresolved
questions end up with Ivo
Castro, a professor at the Uni-
versity of Lisbon. Castro uses
onomastic dictionaries, Web
sites and even phone listings to
Since he put approved
names on the Justice Ministry's
Web site, queries have fallen
from around 250 a year to 50.
"Sometimes I feel a lot of
difficulty knowing how I can
avoid being arbitrary," he
said. "In those cases, the
most prudent is to make a
recommendation for


From page VI

cystic kidney disease." Yet, in
solme cases, cysts may form
earlier, even in the first years
of life.
PKD cannot be cured but can
be treated in two ways. First by
hacmodialysis in which the
patient's blood is passed through a
dialysis machine and is cleaned iup
in the same way as his or her kid-
neIys would do it.
Or by a kidney taken
from a donor with a compat-
ible blood type and implanted
into the sick person to take
over the functions of the
failed kidneys.
Neither remedy is available
Rampersaud received his
first warning that all was not
well on the occasion of the mar-
riage of his sister early 2000.
He had drunk a few beers and
had enjoyed the occasion but af-
terwards when he urinated he
BLOOD in his urine.
He decided to check with a
This check and subsequent
X-Ray tests revealed that his
left side kidney had grown big-
ger far bigger than the one on


Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 388'h edition of
J ( *"Champion Cookery Corner", a
/ weekly feature giving recipes and
:- a tips on cooking in Guyana.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
4 large potatoes, peeled, sliced 1/4 inch thick Grease a 15x 10 inch roasting pan. Place the potatoes,
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced green and red peppers and onions in the pan and toss
1 red bellpepper, thinly sliced with the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Bake in a
1 onion, thinly sliced preheated oven, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
I egg Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine egg, mince
1 poundmince beef beef, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and bread
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley crumbs. Mix thoroughly. Shape into a loaf about
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 8x4x4 inches. When vegetables have cooked for 20
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees
V2 cup fine dry bread crumbs C). Take roasting pan out of oven and stir in zucchini.
2 zucchini, thinly sliced (if available) Push the vegetables to the sides of the pan. Place the
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce meat loaf in the center of the pan and pour the tomato
Saltand ChicoBlackPeppertotaste sauce over the loaf and vegetables. Season with salt
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the right side.
The doctor told him that he
had kidney problems but he
should generally be okay for the
next 20 years.
That was in 2000.
But then in January 2003.
a mere three years later. lie be-
gan to feel unwell. His complex-
ion darkened. His face became
swollen. Everything he ate
tasted bitter.
He lost his appetite. He ale
a few mouthfuls of food and
then would vomit it all out. IHe

lost weight. lis breath smelled
Ramnpersaud had been hop-
ing for a few inore years of'
health but he now realizes that
the kidney problems had struck
much. mnnch earlier than pre-
dicted or expected.
He takes stock of his as-
sets. He cannot afford an indefii-
nite period of Ihaemodialysi\s in
another country. That left tlhe
only other option: the trans-
But who could he Itrn to

for a gill ol a healthy kidnw, .
His disease \\as genetic. His
close relatives also miay ha\ e in-
lirieild it. So swho else?
Without a llng, lie feels
reasonably sure his \\ ife would
help. hut is her blood i\pe
Illnot. whal else wold IK Wheoi"
(This is the first instal-
mient of a five-part story. It
continues in tomorrow's is-
sue of the Guyana Chronicle
and the three successive pub-


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Bollywood stars make big news when they land up he's keen to see the Taj Mahal on his first trip to India.
with an assignment in Hollywood. But here is a "Just recently I got to know the number of films Bollywood
makes a year-a whopping 800. And each with its share of song,
Hollywood star who says he would love to work music, dance and drama." he was quoted as saying.
with the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai "I am simply enticed to be part of it," he said, adding. "I also
And that Hollywood star is none other than Will Smith, who is want to explore the possibility of a collaboration between Holly-
currently on a trip to India. wood and Bollywood". as India's film industry is known.
The American movie and music star is in India for a week to And then there's the food and history. "I also want to taste the
launch Sony Entertainment's new English language movie channel, authentic chicken tikka masala." said Smith.
Pix. and make a guest appearance on Indian Idol. India's version of "Ever since childhood. I've heard a lot about the culture and
the US hit. according to a media report. colours of this country," he was quoted as saying.
1 would do anything that Aishwarya Rai will be part of." he "I will try to gather as much as possible, though I am be-
said. "l love her so." added Smith of the gorgeous former Miss World. ing constantly cautioned by my wife to leave some things for
But it's not only Ash that Smith likes about India. He also says our next visit together," Smith added.


gets court to block

sex tape sales
DETROIT (Reuters) Rap-rocker Kid Rock has convinced
a federal judge in Detroit to block a California company
from selling or promoting a video showing him and former
Creed singer Scott Stapp having sex with four women af-
ter a Miami concert.
The temporary restraining order issued on Tuesday by U.S.
District Court Judge John Feikens bars World Wide Red Light
District, which released the Paris Hilton sex tape, from selling
the video or using Kid Rock's likeness in its promotions.
Feikens set a hearing for Friday in Detroit to hear arguments
in the case.
Attorneys for Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie,
said they will ask for a permanent injunction against sales of
the sex tape, arguing that their client's trademark and privacy
rights had been violated.
The tape in question was made around the time that Stapp,
32, and Kid Rock, 35, played a concert together at the Orange
Bowl in December 1999, said Michael Novak, an attorney for
Kid Rock.
World Wide Red Light District had posted a preview of the
tape on its Web site, saying it obtained the tape from an uni-
dentified third party. The tape shows the two performers with
four strippers in a tour bus.
A representative of World Wide Red Light District could
not be immediately reached for comment.
Novak said the tape was apparently stolen from Stapp, who
was on his honeymoon when the controversy over the 6-year-
old sex tapes erupted this month. "This is stolen property," he
said, adding "nobody's quite certain of the order of events."
There is a legal precedent for a celebrity being granted a
court order to bar the release of such a tape. Kid Rock does not
dispute that the video is authentic, Novak said.
In 1998, former Poison singer Bret Michaels won an in-
junction in federal court against a Seattle company from dis-
tributing a sex video he had made with actress Pamela Ander-
"It sounds like we are trying to make new law here and we
are really not," Novak said.
An attorney for Stapp could not be immediately reached
for comment.
Stapp, who married former Miss New York Jaclyn
Nesheiwat in Miami this month, was arrested at the Los
Angeles airport for public drunkenness en route to a Ha-
waii honeymoon.

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