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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
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Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
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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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Make-up lakes priority
LONDON (Reuters) North Wales police couldn't
believe their eyes when a camera at a notorious ac-
cident spot caught a driver using both hands to put
on her make-up.
Donna Maddock, 22, was filmed as she drove along
the A499, one of Britain's most dangerous roads. She
held a mirror in her left hand and an eye pencil in her

right, leaving the steering wheel to itself.
Wednesday, she was fined 200 pounds ($350) with 55
pounds costs and had six penalty points added to her driving
licence after admitting careless driving at Pwllheli magistrates
"A car is a dangerous lump of metal in the wrong hands. You
need to be in control at all times, and Miss Maddock's actions
beggar belief," said Inspector Essi Ahari in a statement.
A police spokeswoman said the camera had been set up

because of the large numbers of collisions and deaths on that
stretch of road.

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in mouth

A MOTHER of one was shot
in the mouth and on the
right arm by bandits who
stormed her shop in North
East La Penitence,
Georgetown in a daring day-
light attack yesterday.
Seema Sukhnandan, 30, of
Lot 295 Savage Street, North
East La Penitence, had minutes



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phone about a strange-looking
car that had already circled the
area five times.
She was shot around 13:30
h by one of two men who went
into the shop under the pretext
of purchasing a bottle of gas. At
the time, she was at home with
her in-laws and three-year-old
Her father-in-law Dindial
Sukhnandan told this newspa-
per that the two men entered
the shop and requested a bottle
of gas. He said the shop has a
counter and a half door under-
neath, which Seema opened to
take in the empty gas bottle
from the would-be customers.
The first bandit then forced
his way into the store and shot
her on the right arm and told her
to keep quiet. He was quickly
followed by the other who de-
manded cash.
When they had gotten the
cash, the first gunman who had
entered the store, shot Seema in
her jaw and fled, her father-in-
law said.
According to Sukhnandan,
he was upstairs when he heard

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36 years, he said.
Seema's father, Chandrapaul
Sharma, said that about 10 min-
utes before they got a telephone
call informing them about the

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ho1.pital. a strangerr \a.- .een
queinoning relative and taking
note' The relaln.e said that
when he inquired about the
stranger's identity, the man
claimed he was a Police officer.
However, when asked to
produce identification, he
claimed he had lost it. Accord-
ing to the relative, he kept
pressing the man about produc-
ing some form of identification
and he subsequently left.
Scores of relatives and
friends turned up at the hospi-

tal yesterday to offer words of
comfort to the family members.
On the night of February 10
last, female taxi driver Seerajie
Singh was shot in the mouth by

Sukhnandan relating what

two carjackers on the Ogle Air-
strip road, East Coast Demerara.
She died while being
treated at the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation.

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- President announces

CONSTRUCTION is to start
within two weeks on a mar-
ket for the Tuschen Housing
Scheme, East Bank
Essequibo, President Bharrat
Jagdeo announced yesterday.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said his an-
nouncement came during a visit
to the Tuschen scheme, one of
the largest in the country.
The agency said Housing
and Water Minister, Mr Shaik
Baksh indicated that a plot of
land in front of the Tuschen
main road has been allocated for
the market and all vendors cur-
rently selling on the roadways
will be removed and relocated to
that area.
President Jagdeo, it said,
noted that the government was
moving away from the con-
struction of shacks alongside
roads, observing that much has
been spent in recent years to
maintain parapets but roadside
vending has seriously deterio-
rated these
GINA said a pressing issue
which residents raised with the
President was electricity sup-
ply for the new Tuschen Hous-
ing Scheme.
A resident, it said, noted
that the government has already
paid Guyana Power and Light
(GPL) to provide electricity but
progress is slow.
The President, it added,

pointed out that the company
is working simultaneously on
several new housing schemes,
including Sophia, Kaneville and
others in regions Three, Four,
Five and Six.
President Jagdeo said, "We
are paying $50,000-$60,000 for
every household. That's
government's contribution to
GPL. You are asked to pay
$10,000. We have already paid
GPL and works in here are
slated to be completed by May/
GINA said a major com-
plaint from persons who pur-
chased homes from a house con-
struction company was that the
houses are defective.
Mr Jagdeo, it reported, said
15 owners of defective houses
will be given $100,000 each.
Meanwhile, GINA said, the
President Jagdeo outlined plans
the government has in store for
the development of infrastructure
in Region Three (West Demerara/
Essequibo Islands). One such ini-
tiative is upgrading the West
Demerara Hospital, it said.
"In a few months time, 27
medical personnel will be sta-
tioned at the West Demerara
Hospital. There will be an In-
tensive Care Unit, modern
equipment that will be able to
do ultra sound, surgeries etc.
Additionally, we are sending a
second doctor to Parika. We will

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post mortem shows

A POST MORTEM examina-
tion on the body of Indian na-
tional Safeek Abrahim yes-
terday revealed that he was
strangled and beaten in the
head, Police said.
A Police press release said
the autopsy showed that
Abrahim died from manual
strangulation and blunt trauma
to the head.
His partly decomposed
body was discovered around
16:00 h Friday in the apartment

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Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
The discovery was made by
a neighbour who lived in the
apartment next to his.
According to Police,
Abrahim, who was a diamond
trader, was last seen on Mon-
His home was ransacked.

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also ask them to do more out-
reaches," the President an-
At Tuschen, residents noted
the need for a nursery and pri-
mary school because of the
population growth in the hous-

THIRTEEN-year-old Gobinda
Narinedat died Friday after-
noon after he was struck
while attempting to cross the
Number 0 main road,
Police said that around
14:00 h, the teen of Lot 42,
Number 0 Village, was crossing
the road from west to east
when he was struck by motor

ing scheme.
However, GINA said, the
President indicated that he can-
not commit to a primary school
since the government cannot af-
ford the resource for such a ven-
ture at this time. He said if the

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With national elections
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also urged residents of the re-
gion to take advantage of the
work being done by the
Guyana Elections Commis-
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GINA said he also raised
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Milosevic dies in jail months

By Nicola Leske
THE HAGUE (Reuters)
Slobodan Milosevic, branded
the 'Butcher of the Balkans'
for conflicts that tore
Yugoslavia apart in the 1990s,
was found dead in his cell
yesterday, only months before
a verdict was due in his war
crimes trial.
"Milosevic was found
lifeless on his bed in his cell,"
the U.N. war crimes tribunal in
The Hague said in a statement,
as some world figures and
relatives of Balkan war victims
expressed disappointment the
death had robbed them of
A tribunal spokeswoman
said there was no indication the
64-year-old former Yugoslav
president, who suffered from a
heart condition and high blood
pressure, had committed
Milosevic's lawyer Zdenko
Tomanovic told reporters his
client had feared he was being
poisoned but the tribunal
rejected a request for the
autopsy to take place in Russia,
saying a pathologist from Serbia
would attend today.
Milosevic rose to the top of

before trial verdict

Yugoslav politics in the power
vacuum left by the 1980 death
of Yugoslavia's post-World War
Two dictator Marshal Josip
Broz Tito.
Elected Serbian president in
1990, he ruled with an iron grip
until his overthrow in 2000.
There was little sign of grief in
Serbia, now in talks on first
steps toward EU membership.
Milosevic was charged with
66 counts of genocide, crimes
against humanity and war crimes
in indictments covering conflicts
in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo
as Yugoslavia imploded.
He declined to enter a plea
in Europe's most significant war
crimes trial since top Nazis were
tried after World War Two.
The charges included
involvement in the siege of
Sarajevo during the 1992-95
Bosnia war and the 1995
massacre of 8,000 Muslims in
the U.N. "safe area" of
Srebrenica, Europe's worst

Former Yugoslav
President Slobodan
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Ernst/Pool/File photo

single atrocity since World War
"The death of Slobodan
Milosevic, a few weeks before
the completion of his trial, will
prevent justice to be done in

his case," said the tribunal's chief
prosecutor Carla del Ponte.
But she said in a statement
others must be punished for the
crimes he was accused of and
said six war crimes suspects still
at large, including former
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan
Karadzic and his military
commander Ratko Mladic, must
be arrested.
European Union foreign
ministers reminded Serbia
yesterday it must arrest the
fugitives or risk its bid to join
the bloc.
Milosevic's death occurred
at a difficult time for Serbia with
Kosovo poised to win
independence and Montenegro
also set to vote on a split from
Belgrade in a referendum in May.
Only a single wreath and
two candles were placed at
Milosevic's Socialist Party
headquarters and a handful of
mourners displayed posters.
Hardline nationalist parties said
he should be buried in the
national heroes' cemetery.
Milosevic's poor health had
repeatedly interrupted his trial.

Last month, the tribunal -
sitting three days a week to
allow Milosevic to rest -
rejected his bid to go to Russia
for medical treatment, noting
the trial was almost over.
Russia and Yugoslavia were
close allies and Moscow
opposed NATO's bombing
campaign to stop Serb attacks
on Kosovo Albanians that led
to his overthrow in 2000.
Milosevic had branded his
trial a "distortion of history"
and blamed the West for
fuelling Yugoslavia's collapse.
His was the second death
at the detention centre within
a week after former rebel
Croatian Serb leader Milan
Babic committed suicide. A
former ally of Milosevic
already convicted for war
crimes, Babic was a key
witness against the former
Yugoslav leader, accusing him
of bringing shame on Serbs.
Milosevic's death will raise

questions over supervision at
the detention centre and stoke
criticism proceedings were too
long compared with the one-year
life of the Nuremberg trial of
Nazis and the limited scope of
Saddam Hussein's trial in Iraq.
His wife Mirjana, his high-
school sweetheart often
described as the driving force
behind his career, blamed the
tribunal for his death. "The
tribunal has killed my husband,"
she told CNN.
Kasim Cerkezi, a Kosovo
Albanian who lost six members
of his family in a Serb assault in
1999, said he had been denied
justice by Milosevic's death.
"His punishment could not
bring back my son, but it would
be a drop of satisfaction in a sea
of pain," said Cerkezi.
NATO Secretary-General
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said in a
statement: "It is unfortunate and
in many aspects unsatisfactory,
given the countless victims of
the Balkan wars, that justice
now will not be able to run its
A silver hearse
with a police escort
was seen leaving the
prison yesterday

By Thomas Ferraro
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
Despite their revolt over the
Dubai ports deal, Republicans
say they remain loyal to
President George W. Bush.

But there are signs many
may distance themselves
from him as the 2006
congressional election nears.
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Bush has faced Republican
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other issues, including a
controversial immigration
plan and unpopular spending
cuts ahead of the fall
congressional elections.
Bush will not be on the
ballot in November but
fellow Republicans who will
be may find that the
president, battered by
slumping polls numbers,
could be a drag on their efforts
to retain control of the Senate
and House of
While congressional
Republicans stood firmly
with Bush during his first
term, particularly on the tax
cuts and the Iraq war, Larry
Sabato, a political science
professor at the University
of Virginia, said Republicans
are running away from him.

The port deal is the latest and
most vivid example.
"In a way, the port deal was
a godsend to them," Sabato said.
"It allowed them to put a lot of
daylight between themselves
and a very unpopular president.
"I'd bet you that most
Republicans on the ballot this
year end up citing their
opposition to the port deal to
show how independent they are
- that they are independent
Republicans, not 'Bush
House Speaker Dennis
Hastert, an Illinois Republican,
said the belief that Republicans
in Congress are bailing out on
Bush is "an inaccurate
During a teleconference
with reporters about the federal
announcement that the U.S.
economy created 240,000 new
jobs last month, Hastert said on
Friday: "We work with the
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Leftist fiesta in Chile as Bachelet inaugurated

By Silene Ramirez

(Reuters) Michelle
Bachelet, Chile's first
woman president, was sworn
in yesterday before a who's
who of Latin America's re-
surgent leftist leadership,
and U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice.
Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula de
Silva, Argentina's Nestor
Kirchner, Uruguay's Tabare
Vazquez, Venezuela's Hugo
Chavez and Bolivia's Evo Mo-
rales were among more than two
dozen heads of state at the in-
auguration in the coastal city of
Valparaiso, home to Chile's
"In Latin America, you
have a labourer becoming presi-
dent, that's Lula; an Indian,
Evo, has arrived; a socialist
woman; and a soldier that's
me, a revolutionary soldier -
building a new South American
project that is vital for the sal-

vation of our people," said
Chavez as he arrived at Con-
Bachelet, a medical doctor
and former defence minister, is
the fourth consecutive leader
from the centre-left coalition that
has ruled Chile since the coun-
try returned to democracy in

1990 after the 17-year Augusto
Pinochet dictatorship.
"This is a big party for Chil-
ean democracy, this is what
makes our country serious and
trustworthy in the world," said
popular outgoing President
Ricardo Lagos as he was

cheered by crowds outside the
national palace.
Bachelet, only the second
elected woman leader in South
America, is expected to con-
tinue Lagos' successful mix of
liberal social policies, fiscal dis-
cipline and free market eco-
nomic policies that have brought

Chile prosperity and made it
one of the most stable nations
in the region.
Chile, the biggest copper
producer in the world, is living
an economic boom thanks to
high prices for metals. Consum-
ers are spending freely and the

BOLIVIA'S President Evo Morales (H) gives a cnarango as
a present to Chile's President-elect Michelle Bachelet, in
Santiago, Friday. Bachelet took office as Chile's first fe-
male president yesterday. REUTERS/Max Montecinos

government, enjoying a budget
surplus, is building new high-
ways and infrastructure.
Bachelet is at the pragmatic
end of the different strains of
leftism now in power in Latin

Haiti to hold legislative run-off next month

By Joseph Guyler Delva
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) A run-off to choose a new leg-
islative assembly in Haiti will take place next month, paving
the way for President-elect Rene Preval to be sworn in, au-
thorities said on Friday.
The president of the troubled Caribbean country's electoral
council, Max Mathurin, told Reuters the run-off would be held on
April 23 and promised to correct technical problems encountered
during the first round in February.
The run-off for Senate and lower chamber seats had initially
been planned for March 19 but was delayed for unexplained rea-
sons. That postponed the installation of Haiti's first elected gov-
ernment since former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted
in 2004.
"The April 23 date has been communicated to the government
but it will be official only after publication by the executive
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ways on some issues such as the
war in Iraq.
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said her attendance at the inau-
guration reaffirmed America's
strong relationship and friend-
ship with the Chilean people.
"I think it is good to remem-
ber that it has now almost been 20
years that the United States has
been a friend and supporter of de-
mocracy in Chile. We actually
helped with the transition to de-
mocracy in Chile," she said.
The United States, alarmed
by the socialist government of
democratically elected Salvador
Allende in the early 1970s, also
supported the Pinochet regime.
Rice said BacsBlet and her fam-
ily were a symbol of what the Chil-
ean people had gone through to
reach where the country was to-
day. Bachelet's father, an air force
general, died after being tortured
during the military regime.
Bachelet and her mother
lived in exile after they were
briefly imprisoned in Chile dur-
ing the Pinochet dictatorship.
"It's a story of tragedy and
then of triumph," said Rice.
"This journey for Chile was a
difficult one," she added.



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WHATEVER THE real or perceived shortcomings in
responses by the Guyana Government and Police Force
to drugs-related crime, they have been specifically
commended in the 2006 Narcotics Report by the United
States for their efforts in the battle against the illegal
drugs trade.
Those with their own personal or political agendas
may not wish to takepognisance of the relevant sections
of the Narcotics Report. But in a statement last week, in
response to misrepresentations by sections of the local
media on her call for a boycott of businesses associated
with narco-trafficking, the Minister of Home Affairs, Gail
Teixeira, noted the following observation in the Narcotics
"The Government of Guyana", said the report,
"does not facilitate the production, processing or

shipment of narcotic or psychotropic drugs or other
controlled substances, and does not discourage the
investigation or prosecution of such acts..."
It is in that very report on narco-trafficking and
related crimes, that a person has been specifically
named as being involved in the business of illegal drugs.
Minister Teixeira, like so many citizens with their
own suspicions about involvement of persons in illegal
drugs, would undoubtedly have been influenced by the
2006 Narcotics Report in reaffirming her boycott call.
It is a call that requires the support of all Guyanese
- irrespective of ethnicity or political affinity against
ANY business enterprise, or businessman/
businesswoman they reasonably suspect of
engagement in narco-trafficking.
We also expect the law enforcement agencies to
take the necessary action, the sooner the better, in
accordance with due process, in relation to the
individual named in the 2006 Narcotics Report.
Further, that the police would be more forthcoming
in flushing out those whose involvement in narco-
trafficking, money laundering and related evil of gun-
running poses a real and present danger to our national
security and law and order environment.
In the current climate of public apprehension about
the preparedness and commitment of the Police Force,
sparked by the recent chilling slaughter at Agricola, as
well as the disappearance of 33 AK rifles and other
arms from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Police

Commissioner Winston Felix could take some comfort
from the U.S. State Department Report on Human Rights
Practices for 2005.
"Since taking office in 2004", the report stated,
"the Commissioner of Police made it a priority to
address corruption and lack of accountability..."
The reality today is that rather than sitting on the
sidelines and criticising the police or CANU which
agency continues its own commendable efforts -
representatives of all sections of our society should
be willing to offer all possible assistance to help ensure
rapid and effective responses in the exposure, capture
and trial of those among us bent on spreading fear and
wasting lives by their terroristic and profit-seeking
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CARICOM's 'dance'


SINCE the Caribbean
Community has fared
comparatively poorly under
the George W.Bush
administrations, with which
it has had some
sharp disagreements on
poli c i e s and
programmes, the hope is
that the coming meeting
between U.S. Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice and
our Foreign Ministers could
result in a breakthrough in
new partnership relations.
The meeting is
scheduled for Nassau on
March 21-22 and will be
hosted by current chairman of
the Community's Council for
Foreign Relations, Bahamas'
Foreign Minister Fred
Top officials of the
U.S. State Department and
CARICOM's Washington-
based ambassadors
are currently engaged in a series
of meetings, in consultation
with their respective
governments, to help shape the
draft work agenda.
Cooperation in law
enforcement, with emphasis on
battling drugs-related crime and
violence; the related issue of
criminal deportees being
dumped by U.S. authorities on
Caribbean states of their birth,
and terrorism are slated for
ministers also have an interest
in discussing the implications
for West Indian nationals in the
USA who may be affected by
current efforts of American
lawmakers to widen the net
against undocumented
It has been some four
years since a scheduled meeting
of CARICOM Foreign
Ministers and a U.S. Secretary
of State took place. The last
occasion, some four years ago,
was with former Secretary of
State Colin Powell, also in The
Bahamas. It lasted forhalf a
. day with tempers ant_ on

issues that also involved the
region's dignity and sovereignty.
Condoleezza Rice may
be quite preoccupied at this time
with challenges to win friends and
influence governments on
lingering fierce controversies over
America's policies in the Middle
East, gross violations of basic
rights of political prisoners at
U.S. 'war' detention centres, as
well as her government's
inordinate pressures to have its

own way at the United Nations.
But from a Caribbean
perspective, it is encouraging to
know that for all the hawkish
positions with which she has
been identified while Colin
Powell served as U.S. Secretary
of State, Rice has embraced the
idea to regularise structured
meetings, at least once annually,
with the Foreign Ministers of
CARICOM and Dominican


Having met on the
margins of last year's annual
conference of the Organisation of
American States in Florida and,
subs euentLy 'during' the. UN

General Assembly in New
York, the U.S. Secretary of State
and CARICOM's Foreign
Ministers will now have their
first full, official meeting, with
a mutually agreed agenda in The
It will have to be more
than a public relations exercise,
with our Caribbean region,
though small and poor,
recognized as a vital bridge
between the two
Americas. ,
T h e
idea for scheduled
ministerials is
located in the spirit I I
and letter of
the Bridgetown
Accord, signed
bet w e e n
of Government and
President Bill
Clinton during his historic visit
to Barbados in May 1997. It
sets out procedures for follow-
up actions involving technical
and decision-making officials.
Clinton's Secretary of
State, Madeleine Albright, was
to advance the process. Powell,
her successor under the first
George W. Bush administration,
was at first keen on fostering
good relations with the
Caribbean, a region with which
he has Jamaican roots. However,
for various reasons, he had lost
his enthusiasm.
One of the challenges he
encountered was opposition by a
number of CARICOM states with
the Bush administration's decision
to cut off aid to countries that refuse
to enter into an agreement with
Washington not to extradite from
their shores American nationals
who may be wanted for crimes by
the International Criminal Court

Now enters Rice for her
tango with CARICOM Foreign
Ministers. She is not known for her
warmth towards this region, and
could hardly be amused by the
expanding tilt in Latin America
towards leftwing governments.
Plus, of course,
CARICOM's own special
relationship with Fidel Castro's
Cuba and its reluctance to join
the chorus in Washington to
condemn the Venezuelan
government of President Hugo
Chavez, with which the
overwhelming number of
Community states have entered
into the Caracas-initiated
PetroCaribe project to provide

fuel on concessional terms and
related economic assistance.
It is not clear to what
extent the Bush administration
is really interested in pursuing
programmes outlined in the
Barbados Accord. But since the
half day meeting in The
Bahamas between CARICOM
Foreign Ministers and Colin
Powell, two developments of
significance to the Community
have taken place:


*First, Washington's
reaffirmation in January 2004
of President Bush's so-called
'Third Border Initiative' (TBI),
that was to inspire optimism for
new U.S. assistance to the
Caribbean in a range of areas.
These include health
,and, education disaster ,
preparedness and mitigating..

civil aviation and law
enforcement cooperation in the
fight against narco-trafficking,
money laundering and anti-
corruption training.
Regrettably, much is yet
to be realized. Rice can,
therefore, expect to be asked for
"clarity" and reassurances on
the TBI which happens
to follow other earlier initiatives
by Washington administrations.
For instance, President
Ronald Reagan's Caribbean
Basin Initiative (CBI) of the
1980s, partly to counter
"communist" influence; and the
'Partnership for Prosperity and
Security in the Caribbean' signed
as the 'Bridgetown Accord' in

1997 by President Clinton and
leaders of CARICOM and the
Dominican Republic.
*The second relevant
development U.S. political/
military involvement in Haiti in
February 2004, was to prove a
disaster in Washington's relations
The Community's
Heads of Government felt their
"peace plan" discussed with
and agreed upon with the Bush
administration for a resolution
to the prevailing crisis while
President Jean Bertrand Aristide
was still in office, had been
unilaterally dumped, without
prior notice, in preference for a
hasty military intervention that
coincided with the downfall of an
elected government..
Now, while we await the
inauguration of President-
designate Rene Preval, do, not
.xpec t.Haiti's,.rcprecsntatidn at'

the coming ministerial in
Nassau, in view of ongoing
problems to elect a new
parliament and with a care-
taker government in limbo in
However, given the
strong and principled stand
taken by CARICOM leaders at
their 2005 summit when dealing
with terrorism" it seems
reasonable to expect that our
Foreign Ministers would seek to
raise the issue of the Cuban
emigre, Luis Posada Carriles. He
was clearly implicated in the
bombing of a Cuban aircraft in
1976 off Barbados, and is
currently being 'sheltered' in the
In recalling that
horrendous tragedy in which all
73 people on board the
commercial flight perished, the
2005 CARICOM Summit
communique called for Posada
and all "perpetrators of this
act of terrorism to be brought
to justice, and so bring closure
to this egregious incident which
caused so. much pain-to the
people of this region".
Heads of Government and
their Foreign Ministers will do
well perhaps Condoleezza
Rice as well to spend a little
of their time digesting what
former U.S. President Jimmy
Carter have written on "the
distortion of American foreign
policy" under the Bush
administration, and also his
warning why Washington
should not confuse its "war on
terrorism" with attacks
on fundamental human rights -
at home and abroad.
Those analyses and
more are to be found in
Carter's latest book, 'Our
Endangered Values (America's
Moral Crisis)', which I partly
reviewed in this column last
February 12.
For now, we await the
outcome of the coming
diplomatic dance between Rice
and CARICOM's Foreign
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2006 elections:

GECOM's state of readiness

WITH only months before
general elections, the
Guyana Elections Commis-
sion has expressed confidence
in its management of the elec-
tions process.
At its last press conference
held on February 15, Chairman
of GECOM, Dr Steve
Surujbally indicated that he is
capable of managing the elec-
tions but he cannot manage the
political process.
Since 2001 GECOM has
been preparing the nation for
the 2006 elections. Its involve-
ment in amendment of laws, de-
signing manuals, engaging the
various stakeholders and col-
laborating with election bodies
in other countries, forms part of
its preparation.
The Joint International
Technical Assessors (JITA) ap-
pointed by the donor commu-
nity and permanently stationed
in Guyana, in its latest report
on February 6, stated that not-
withstanding the issue of veri-
fication of the list; the elections
commission from an operational
perspective, is on track for de-
livering national and regional
elections prior to the constitu-
tionally mandated deadline of
August 4.
Commonwealth Special En-
voy to Guyana, Sir Paul Reeves
at a lecture in Guyana on Feb-
ruary 13, also expressed confi-
dence in the work of GECOM
as it prepares for elections.
He said, "I know that
preparations for the elections
are advancing. The expertise of
the GECOM staff, assisted by
technical experts supplied by
the donor community, including
the Commonwealth, is impres-
sive. I am told that GECOM is
capable of running an efficient
The GECOM Chairman
clarified issues relating to the
commission's financing at the
briefing, indicating that his
agency has been guaranteed two
months advanced financing from
the government.
He also reported that Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo guaranteed
the commission at a recent meet-
ing that "its cash flow will be
no way impeded".
In addition to the
government's financing, the
commission has already received
commitment from the donor
community for financing to the
tune of US$4.5M. Part of this
is already accessible.
At the briefing on February
15, GECOM reported excellent
performance in the continuous
registration process which has
registered approximately 50,000
persons representing an 89 per
cent completion rate.
It was also reported that the
work of the various registration
centres will be boosted with
mobile units, which are now
The commission reported
that it would be establishing an-
other registration centre soon,
bringing the number of centres
accessible to 28.

At GECOM's last press
conference on February 15,
, Strujbally outlined a seven-step
methodology to be used in veri-

fiction of the 2001 Official List
of Electors (OLE).
This includes scan and
cross-match of wet prints,
elimination of duplicate names
and conducting a random
sample of the unverified on the
OLE and conduct house-to-
house visits to establish exist-
ence and residency.
With regard to new regis-
trants from the continuous reg-
istration process, GECOM has
already conducted house-to-
house verification in the process
of registering these persons.
In spite of these recommen-
dations however, the main op-
position People's National Con-
gress Reform has been calling
for house-to-house verification
with regard to the names on the
Apart from the fact that
house-to-house verification can
only be concluded after Septem-
ber, which is after the constitu-
tional deadline of August 4,
there are other well-understood
arguments in support of a
sample test of the OLE as op-
posed to house-to-house verifi-
** No law exists that dic-
tates that there must be verifi-
cation with the category 'Not

** If GECOM were to
'not' carry forward 'not found'
registered Guyanese (with their
valid ID cards) to the 2006 Pre-
liminary List of Electors (PLE)
these legitimate voters could
carry GECOM to court for dis-
** Note: GECOM's man-
date is to ensure that every eli-
gible Guyanese is allowed to
vote once at elections
** All 440,185 persons on
the 2001 OLE are genuine.
Their photos and bio data, in-
cluding fingerprints, are avail-
able. These persons are not fic-
** Such an elaborate verifi-
cation exercise will cost just un-
der $1B
** Such cost and time ex-
penditure will yield only the
magnitude of 'NOT FOUNDS'.
GECOM as stated above can do
nothing with this information
ercise at this time is costly and
only one tile in the mosaic of
constructing as pure a list (PLE)
as possible for 2006
** The other purification/
sanitisation/cleansing compo-
nents include:
(a) Removal of the deceased

(b) Verification of the new
(c) Claims and objections
The claim that the 'NOT
FOUNDS' (emigrant and de-
ceased) will lead to other per-
sons voting from them is un-
founded since mechanisms are in
place to stop double (multiple)
voting. This includes accompa-
nying photographs on the vot-
ers list in polling stations.

Two members of the refer-
ring panel for GECOM's Inde-
pendent Media Monitoring Unit
(IMMU), which was launched
on February 22, have now been
Commonwealth Media Ad-
viser to GECOM, Tim Neale in
a release on February 27, stated
that. Ms Wyvolyn Gager and
Lennox Grant, two of the
region's most respected journal-
ists, have agreed to judge the
democratic credentials of
Guyana media in the run-up to
this year's elections.
The panellists will make
their, first exploratory visit in
early April and by June will be
in continuous residence until
the elections are completed.
The role of this unit is to

Threat to our


AT THE opening of last manifestations of the long ten- day murders, the trail of blood
month's inter-sessional in tackles of the drug trade to the and slaughtered bodies left in
Port of Spain, Caribbean link in the increase in violentt Agncola was yet so horrendous
Community (CARICOM) crime in our counties, between to shake us up from our slum-
Chairman Patrick Manning rival drug anes armed with ber.

sounded a warning about the
threat of the thriving drug
trade linked to crime and the
influence of drug lords reach-
ing the highest levels of our
political. security and legal
According to the
Tnnidadian leader, if that hap-
pens. all of CARICOM i.s in
real trouble.
Well, I'm not sure how far
up the influence of drug lords
has reached but I do know the
regional bloc is already in deep.
deep trouble with the rampag-
ing crime which security offi-
cials tell us is intinsically linked
to the endemic drug trade and
rumours about inducernenlt be-
Ing made to certain people w ho
can sway and manipulate the
outcomes of situations
The fact is that our Carib-
bean counmes. situated between
the drug producing countries of
South Amenca and the drug con-
suming countries of Europe and
North Amenca. make the threat
of the drug czars to our coun-
tries very real, regardless if we
are set to bring top public offi-
cials before the courts on
charges of aiding and abetting
powerful drug dealers as we've
seen in nearby Latin America.
But we're.already seeing the

powerful illegal guns, which are
now part of Ihe payment for
drug transacuons.
The war is not only be-
tween rival gangs but also be-
tween their notorious members
and police and the army who
have been shot at and attacked
with gun fire when they try to
go into the drug dens. It has al-
ready happened in Tnrudad and
in Jamaica.
As we all know innocent
victims who have noting to do
with the drug running are also
caught in the crossfire.
Last week I read the pain-
ful stores about the cold-
blooded slaughter of an entire
Jamaican family, including three
children, the youngest just three
years and the older ones, not
yet in their teens their throats
slit, their bodies dumped while
their mom, also murdered was
buried in a shallow grave.
The children's father is in
jail for drug peddling.
In Guyana, the murderous
spree continues, the latest in-
volving the chilling massacre of
eight people, some reported in
the newspapers as being in the
wrong place at the wrong time.
Although many ordinary
folks in our countries seem to
be becoming numb to the every-

Very disturbing also is the
theft of 33 high-powered AK-
47 nnfles and fi.e pistols from
the Guyanese army In whose
hands have those guns ended
Last year. a gun hiuch went
missing from a police station in
western Tnnidad was traced
months later as the weapon
used in the killing of a young re-
cently-married businessman
who tired to protect his sister
from being kidnapped by ban-
dits who had earher robbed his
family's home
Sull on Guyana. the re-
cently released 2U06 Inmerna-
tional Narcotics Control Strat-
egy Reportn INCSRi by the
United States highlighted some
alarming information on the
country which was the most
disturbing among CARICOM
member states. The report on
Guyana seems to resonate the
concerns of Manning about the
influence of powerful drug lords
on fragile economies.
According to the report, le-
gitimate businesses in Guyana
are suffering because money
launderers associated with nar-
cotics traffickers distort the do-
mestic economy by pricing their
goods and services below sus-
tainable market rates.

maintain balanced and accurate
reporting of issues during the
elections and will conform to a
code of conduct signed by
Guyanese journalists earlier in
the year.
The monitoring unit will
publish regular summaries of its
data in the interest of transpar-
ency, it stated.
The outcomes of monitoring
will be forwarded to an Interna-
tional Independent Media Ref-

ereeing Panel (IIMRP).

Preparations for the claims
and objections process which
gives registered voters the op-
portunity to confirm their
names on the list are now ad-
vanced. GECOM Secretariat
(Please turn to page 14)

Khan takes a break

PRESSURE of space
(to make way for the
GECOM prepared-
ness update) forced
Sharief Khan to take a
break from his regular
Khan's Chronicles today.
He promises to be back
next Sunday. ** We under- stand
he's also busy preparing for Phagwah though
it may be difficult to spot him among the
thousands of multi-coloured celebrants

"The drug trade generates
violent armed groups who act as
if they are above the law and
who threaten Gu)ana's fragile
democracy, and drug traffickers
may use their ill-gotten gains to
acquire political influence
Lastly, the drug trade is corrupt-
ing Gusanese society on a dan-
gerous scale." according to the
U.S. report.
The report also identified a
"known drug trafficker" ho
was granted a large tract of land
b\ the Guaana Forestry Com-
rrussion in the country 's interior.
Ho\w was dhis allowed to hap-
St Kilts and Ne\ is also need
to take stock of their own situ-
ation as the report noted that
some South American traffickers
are reportedly residing there.
If we do not keep our small
countries under tight control and
away from the influence of
powerful drug czars, we could
end up in a similar situation as
many countries in Latin America
where this extremely lucrative
drug running enterprise is too
willingly served by politicians,
police and military, bankers and
Our countries have got to

declare open war on drug deal-
ers. not only the small pushers
who are often hauled to court
and thrown into jail but those at
the sery top level, the point
people, who have the responsi-
bility of ensuring that the illegal
drugs brought into the country.
are transhipped to their final
destinations, whether in their
own countries or externally,
sometimes by any means neces-
We simply cannot allow the
powerful drug lords to influence
and corrupt our systems.
I'm not going to pretend that
I know anything about the me-
chamcs of the national and re-
gional security system. But I do
wonder why there are not more
regular meetings of the Caribbean
police commissioners who have
formed themselves into an asso-
ciation, the Ministers of National
Security and even the Regional
Task Force on Cnme and Secu-
rty to keep this issue of drug
trafficking and its link to cnme on
the front burner, always looking
at strategies to plug the loop-
holes and helping each other in
keeping the powerful drug barons
away from our borders.
Just recently, a top banker in
Trinidad stated publicly that he
has been alening the police to
large and suspicious transactions
and yet no one has bothered to
investigate and trace the move-
ment of monies.
Situations such as these that
go unchecked open up avenues
for drug dealers who are virtually
given carte blanche to trnsact
their illegal business.
We need to get on top of ev-
ery situation that poses an open-
ing otherwise we will be creep-
ing towards a virtual collapse of
the state apparatus and the ush-
ering in of the rule of drug car-
We just cannot allow that
to happen,

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

FROM Guyana in the south
to the British Virgin Islands
in the north, the Caribbean
needs LIAT, an airline that has
served the region faithfully for
more than 50 years.
The shareholders,
management and employees of
LIAT are now facing a number of
challenges that require sober
judgement and forward thinking
if the airline is to avoid falling
over the precipice on which it has
teetered for some time.
The airline is restructuring
itself in a bid to be profitable; it
is seeking Category 1 status from
the International Civil Aviation
Authority and the U.S. Federal
Aviation Authority to enhance its
business through code sharing
with U.S. airlines; and, more
recently, its Pilots Association
has expressed dissatisfaction
with employment conditions.
Like every other Caribbean

owned airline, LIAT has faced
financial trouble for years, and
ever since some Caribbean
governments intervened in 1974
t save it from collapse, the
u, iias depended on financial
support from governments to
survive. Of course, it is not
alone in this; BWIA and Air
Jamaica are in similar
Many of the governments
that bailed out LIAT in 1974
have since withdrawn from its
ownership, leaving the
administrations of Antigua and
Barbuda, Barbados and Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines as
the government shareholders.
With the recent
commitment by the Barbados
government to put up US$10
million in capital requirements,
its shareholding has risen to
43% with the governments of
Antigua and Barbuda and Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines
holding another 30% between
them. Of the remaining 27%,
BWIA retains 9% and private
shareholders the balance.
Some have argued that since
LIAT appears not to be able to
be successful on its own,
governments should allow it to
collapse. It has been further
suggested that the void in
regional air transportation,
occasioned by LIAT's demise,
will be filled by privately-owned

airlines, and governments can
revert to their primary role as
But, it is not as simple as that.


In Antigua, LIAT employs
some 300 people a significant
number for a small economy -
whose activities contribute
directly and indirectly to the wider
economy. LIAT's collapse could
be a spark to ignite a troubling
economic fire.
Beyond this, the process of
economic and social integration in
the countries of the Caribbean
Community and Common Market
(CARICOM) is at a critical
juncture that would bejeopardised
by the reduction in the vehicles

for transporting tourists, and for
intra-regional trade and
Leaving regional air
transportation entirely to market
forces and profit making could
result in a mortal decline in
transportation links similar to the
abysmal situation of sea
transportation from which the
Caribbean now suffers.
Of course, a single regional
airline, or an alliance of the
publicly-owned airlines in which
facilities and costs are shared,
would be much better than LIAT
continuing to try to go it alone.
Recently, the Caribbean Hotel
Association published a paper
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But, despite the sympathy
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leadership, the airline needs the
cooperation of the two other
publicly owned carriers -
BWIA and Air Jamaica for
such a venture. And both
BWIA and Air Jamaica appear
determined to pursue separate
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their own restructuring at
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and US$400 million for the
LIAT was making
progress throughout 2005. It
has successfully restructured
its bank loans and reorganised
its arrangements with the
companies from which it leases
airplanes. Further, a business
model was being implemented
which while it had teething

problems was beginning to
show better financial results.
However, the company
remained plagued by inadequate
capitalisation. When the
Barbados government recently
pledged US$10 million to LIAT's
capital requirements, the airline
finally achieved the level of
funding promised to it six years
ago in 2000.


This capital injection could
allow the airline to invest in the
new business model it has
developed, including more airlift.
It has to be said that in all
this the staff of LIAT-including
its pilots have played a critical
They have not had salary
increases, according to one
report, since 1997. In this regard,
their loyalty to the airline, their
patience in waiting for a
turnaround in its fortunes, and
their good sense in recognizing
that half a loaf is better than none,
are to be commended. Both the
company and the countries of the
region should salute them.
The problem, however, is
that the patience of the Pilots
Association seems to be running
out just as LIAT is positioning
itself to move forward.
A deal struck in 2005 for the
company to make pension
payments to pilots over a three-
year period seems to have been
reopened as a bone of contention.

By Luis Carpio framework for a variety of air
service options, whilst ensuring
the highest degree of operational
Never interrupt safety and security in regional
someonecivil aviation.
Through the Agreement,
doing what you said each Party grants to the
couldn't be done. designated airlines of the other
Amelia Earhart Parties the right to fly across its
territory without landing (first
freedom) or make stops for non-

THIS appeal from the
courageous aviatrix to the
legions of naysayers seems
a fitting inspiration for this
week's column, given the
current state of air transport
in our region and the
obstacles faced by those
trying to do something about
it. It is particularly poignant
as well, considering the
renewed call for the free
movement of goods, services
and people as a prerequisite
for comprehensive and
sustainable integration of
the Greater Caribbean (GC)
within itself, as well as with
the rest of the planet.
Freedom of movement
in this discourse, however,
refers exclusively to tariffs,
permits and visas, without
considering the actual need for
these goods and workers to
physically move from point 'A'
to point 'B'.
The ACS policy to
'Unite the Caribbean by Air and
Sea' led the Association to
negotiate its Air Transport
Agreement to offer the legal

Reportedly, the Pilots
Association is now seeking
payment in six months.
In furtherance of their
position, the association
executed a one-day strike which
lost the struggling company
US$400.000 overnight.
No one can afford to inflict
further wounds on LIAT. Not
the directors, not the
management, not the employees.
Further wounds could be fatal.
and LIAT could lose the slight
momentum which it has recently
picked up.
At stake is its collapse,
the loss of hundreds of jobs
throughout the region,
including the waste of very
able pilots, and a severe
reduction in regional air
transportation at a critical
juncture in the Caribbean's
economic development.
Under the enlightened
chairmanship of Jean Holder, a
much experienced tourism and
travel expert, LIAT has
developed a business plan which
should be given a chance to work
with the full cooperation of all
its employees.
Perhaps the time has
come to expand the ownership
of LIAT to include its workers.
Consideration should be
given by all to converting the
monies owed to the pilots into
shares in LIAT and
representation on its board.
(Responses to:

have also been made to address
the situation from the bilateral
dimension, particularly as
pertains to the traffic between
the insular and "continental"
States but, with the exception of
Aeropostal's well-established
and crucial air-bridge between
Trinidad and Venezuela they
have, for diverse reasons, been
short-lived. One of these reasons

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

traffic purposes in its territory
(second freedom) as well as to
operate third[l] and fourth[2]
freedom traffic rights separately
or in combination, on regular
flights of passengers, cargo and
In respect of the exercise
of fifth[3] freedom traffic rights
on scheduled flights for
passengers, cargo and mail within
the ACS region, each Party may
decide to allow for the exercise
of such rights among the Parties
concerned or their exercise on the
reciprocal and liberal exchange of
The Agreement has been
signed by 15 ACS Members
from both the insular and
continental GC and ratified by
four out of the nine necessary
for it to come into force.
To be,sure. attempts

has been the lack of knowledge
on the part of business and the
public of new services if and
when they become available.
It is therefore with great
pleasure that I can report that
the Memorandum of
Understanding signed at the
recent 4th ACS Summit between
Panama and Trinidad and Tobago
to begin negotiations for an Air
Transportation Agreement has
borne early fruit. The new
bilateral Agreement provides a
legal structure for Panamanian
private company COPAAirlines
to begin the steps necessary to
operate flights from Panama City
to Port of Spain set to begin
during the second half of 2006.
COPA is a leading, state
of the art (in equipment,
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UNDAY CHRONICLE March '12,'2006

Antics &


THERE are times when one is
challenged to aptly describe
the strange behaviour and
postures of certain groups and
individuals. So borrowing of
terms and phrases is needed
as I have done in this case from
a leading British periodical.
Commentators often
describe the period around
elections, in many countries, as
the 'silly season.' It is the time
when outlandish and outrageous
claims are uttered and grandiose
schemes and projects are
promised. There are lots of
humour. And yes, a few
unfortunate and distasteful
events. Generally, the
atmosphere is livid and even

(From page eight)
procedures and service) regional
airline which, operating from its
strategic location at the Hub of
the Americas in Panama,
currently offers approximately
80 daily scheduled flights to 30
destinations in 20 countries in
the Americas. In addition,
COPA provides passengers with
access to flights to more than
120 other international
destinations through codeshare
agreements with Continental
Airlines and others.
Just as the Sea should
not be a moat around our
countries; neither should our
fear of the unknown continue to
turn our airspace into a no-fly
zone. Kudos to TT and Panama:
Our sustainable development
demands friendly skies.

What is acceptable
during an elections/campaigning
period is rejected in normal
times. The statements and
hyperbole at campaigning
become caustic and offensive to
many in normal times.
Guyana is about four
months from elections and about
a shorter period from the
campaign season. But a glance at
some of the pro-opposition
media houses and even reports
from field visits by several leading
Opposition elements give the
impression that they are seeking
to prematurely start campaigning
judging strictly from what they
are doing and saying.

[1] The right to deplane
traffic in a foreign country
that was enplaned in the
home country of the carrier.
2 The right to enplane
traffic in the foreign country
that is bound for the home
country of the carrier.
3 The right to enplane
traffic at one foreign point
and deplane it in another
foreign point as part of
continuous operation also
serving the airline's
Luis Carpio is the Director
of Transport and Natural
Disasters of the Association of
Caribbean States. The views
expressed are not necessarily
the official views of the ACS.
Feedback can be sent to:

The same can also be
said about certain others who are
not formally part of the political
arena but are pursuing their own
self-interest. Certain behaviour
and antics seem to be contagious.
There are a few recent
illustrations which would fall
neatly into the title of this
viewpoint antics and
buffoonery. One that stands out
relates to the main Opposition's
and certain partisan others'

M .

response to the current security
threat facing the nation and the
US government's report on the
narco-war in Guyana.
On the security threats

and the on-going narco-war, the
Opposition sees these as new
opportunities to lampoon the
government. They have
misrepresented the US report on
Guyana's progress in the narco-
war. Even Channel Nine's
Nation Watch has attributed
statements to the President on a
fuel smuggling issue which were
never made. Do not ask why we
have not brought legal action, for
now. The sloth of our
judiciary in dealing with
defamation and libel makes
one reluctant to seek justice
from our Courts. It also is
the prize of our free media
which I will staunchly
The opposition
seems to portray
gleefulness when there is an
increase in criminal acts.
Read their statements or
watch their programmes on
television. The subdued
gloating and even
condescending remarks on
fighting crime are obvious.
The main Opposition's role
A in and known linkages with
certain criminal elements is
suspicious to say the least.
Bodies such as the GHRA would
not admit this reality in their
evocations as they seek to
apportion blame on 'both

And have you not
recently seen the propaganda
blitz from certain media houses
calling for another new
Constitution and revamping of
the governance structure of our
country? This is so reminiscent
of the 2002/2003 crime spree
which was used as an
opportunity by the PNCR to
propose a Paper on shared
governance. Apaper glaring in its
ulterior motives and ignored by
the wider society.
Channel Nine, which
generally reflects the PNCR
thinking, is now running a media
campaign calling for the
imposition of power sharing in
the context of the current crime
situation. Is the crime spree and
criminals being employed as new
weapons of reform to change to
our governance structure and
government? There is nothing
wrong in addressing such matters
as was done comprehensively
when a new Constitution was
adopted by all Parties in 2001
and the on-going arrangements
to enhance and make our
governance structure more
But this must be done
in an atmosphere of civility and
not using guns, violence and fear
as vehicles. Are those who


demand power sharing now
telling us that their joining
government will end the Buxton
and other gun carnage since they
have control over these elements?
Are the gunmen being used to
extract power sharing for certain
individuals? These are questions
which those who are mouthing
such matters must respond if
they care about their credibility
Further, there are the
few other political elements who
owe their relevance to an existing
environment of fear and
insecurity. Residents of Black
Bush Polder reported on March
5 that a certain political party
leader was urging them not to
go the annual Cheddi Jagan
memorial at Babu John as he
claimed that the 'gunmen would
be there to shoot them.' These
are the types of psychotic
behaviour the nation has to put
up with from people who
present themselves as
alternatives and seem desperate
for power
Those who talk about
supporting the fight against
crime must stop using the
security threats as political
weapons as this, as shown in
other countries, hinder our
ability to successfully
maintain law and order in our

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WORKERS of the National Parks Commission iNPCI
last 'Wednesday mounted a picketing exercise to press their
demands to hale the Guyana Agricultural and General
Workers Union IGAWII recognized as their bargaining
General Secretary of GAWl', Seepaul Narine. told the
Chronicle that it has heen a running battle with the
management of the NPC to have his union recognized. He
pointed out that the union currently recognized the
Agricultural and Allied Workers Union tAAWUi is a
minority one, with only about 40 per cent support.
Narine said the Trade Union Recognition Board had
fixed a dale for a poll to determine the recognition issue
during last year, but A.-\II riled an injunction in the court
last November which has stalled the poll.
The present stalemate. Narine said, could only be
resolved after the court rules on the master.
Another irritant which caused the workers o1 protest
is the changed method of payments instituted by
management of the NPC. Narine said.
According to him, the workers used to be paid in cash.
but recently, management started making payments by
This, he said. is inconvenient to the workers as these
have to get time-olT and transportation to go to the bank
to cash the cheques.


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New UN Council a unique opportunity

to boost Human Rights protection

by Louise Arbour

IN THE coming days the
international community
will have the chance to start
putting in place a
reinvigorated system for the
protection of human rights
around the world. This
unique opportunity comes in
the form of a blueprint for a
new global rights watchdog
now awaiting approval by the
UN General Assembly. The
initiative deserves our
The world body is
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establishment of a Human
Rights Council to replace the
contested UN Commission on
Human Rights. The Council has
taken shape over months of
often heated and difficult
negotiations in the wake of the
World Summit held last
September in NY. All the
international leaders at that
gathering reaffirmed the place of
human rights as a central pillar
of the UN's work and decided
that the Commission should give
way to a stronger institution.
The proposal
submitted to the Assembly by
its President has the features to
be that stronger institution. The
draft will allow the future
Council to deal more objectively,
and credibly, with human rights
violations worldwide. It sets
standards for new member
countries, who will be asked to
make an explicit commitment to
promote and protect human

rights. It also provides for the
suspension of members who
commit gross and systematic
Unlike the Commission,
the Council will be required to
review on a periodic basis the
human rights records of all
countries, beginning with its
members. No country will be
beyond scrutiny, and no longer
will countries be able to use
membership of the UN's
premier human rights body to
shield themselves or allies from
criticism or censure for rights
The Council will also
meet for longer periods
throughout the year and be able
to respond quickly to
developing human rights crises.
Potential violators would be on
notice that the world was
watching permanently, not just
for six weeks in the spring,
when the Commission
traditionally comes together.
The Commission gave
the international community the
Universal Declaration on
Human Rights and a number of
core treaties to protect
fundamental freedoms. During
its annual sessions, the
Commission drew attention to
many human rights issues and
debates. It allowed civil society
groups to bring the grievances of
individuals to the international
stage, and as such was the only
global forum where abusers
could be directly confronted. It
also established a unique system
of independent human rights

investigators. One of those
experts was among the first to
warn of impending genocide in
Rwanda, while another expert
drew attention to the situation
in Darfur before it hit the
There is no escaping
that the Commission has lost
much of its credibility. Some
States wanted to become
members not to strengthen
human rights but to protect
themselves against criticism or
to criticise others. And the
Commission was slow to act to
stem grave abuses on a number
of occasions. This credibility
deficit undermines the United
Nations human rights system as
a whole. The Council goes a
long way to addressing the
reasons for these shortcomings.
Let us be clear: the
proposal now before the
General Assembly is the result
of compromise. It cannot be an
ideal blueprint. And there is no
reason to believe that more
negotiating time will yield a
better result.
But even an
institution that is perfect on
paper cannot succeed if the
international community
does not make the necessary
change in the culture of
defending human rights. It
was in large part its failure
to make this change its
inability to reinvent itself
after laying down the
framework for the
international human rights
system that hobbled the

Commission. The case of
Rwanda is sadly instructive.
There, the Commission's
procedures worked, yet the
investigator's warnings went
unheeded. The political will
and commitment of the

THE biggest pitfall in
predicting the behaviour of
radical groups like the inner
circle of the Bush
Administration is that you
keep telling yourself that
they would never actually do
whatever it is they're talking
about. Surely they must
realise that acting like that
would cause a disaster. Then
they go right ahead and do
"(The Iranians) must
know everything is on the table
and they must understand what
that means," US ambassador to
the United Nations John
Bolton told a group of visiting
British politicians last week.
"We can hit different points
along the line. You only have to
take out one part of their nuclear
operation to take the whole
thing down." In other words,
he was calmly proposing an
illegal attack on a sovereign
state, possibly involving
nuclear weapons.
Bolton knew his
words would be leaked, so

international community
will be as important to
making the new Council
work as any changes in
structure or working

maybe it was just deliberate
posturing to raise the pressure
on Iran. But on Sunday,
addressing the American-Israeli
Public Affairs Committee in
Washington, Bolton repeated the
threat: "The longer we wait to
confront the threat Iran poses,
the harder and more intractable
it will become to solve...We must
be prepared to rely on
comprehensive solutions and use
all the tools at our disposal to
stop the threat...." He may really
mean it and no one in the White
House has told him to shut up.
With the US army
already mired in Iraq, the Bush
administration lacks the ground
strength to invade Iran, a far larger
country, but the strategic plans
and command structure for an
air-attacks-only strike are
already in place. The National
Security Strategy statement of
September 2002 declared a new
doctrine of "preemptive" wars
in which the US would launch
unprovoked attacks against
countries that it feared might hurt
it in the future, and in January

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Commissioner for Human
Rights. Her Office works
with the Commission and
would be called upon to
support the work of the

2003 that doctrine was
elaborated into the military
strategy of "full spectrum global
The "full spectrum"

referred specifically to the use
of nuclear weapons to destroy
hardened targets that ordinary
weapons cannot reach. Earth-
penetrating "mini-nukes" were
an integral part of Conplan 8022-
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SIMDAY CHRONICLE March 1 -,20g6 ; 06 "

Can celebrities save world trade talks?

By Sophie Walker

British rock star Chris
Martin leapt onto the
Washington stage, driving
screaming fans wild as he
belted out one crowd-pleasing
hit after another.
As dazzling lights and glitter
burst around the charismatic
Coldplay frontman, captivated
fans could have been forgiven
for missing the "Make Trade
Fair" logo inscribed on the
singer's piano at the concert.
But if the hundreds of
signatures collected by Oxfam
volunteers during the
Washington show this month
were any measure, the message
was not lost.
While using celebrities to
front charitable campaigns is
not new the 1985 'Live Aid'
concerts for Ethiopian famine
victims made it cool to care -
putting famous faces to work
on dry-as-dust trade issues is a
fresh idea.
Movie stars Brad Pitt and
Heath Ledger are among those
who have expressed an interest
in trade and the developing
And with global trade talks
going down to the wire before a
year-end deadline for a deal, the
big names may multiply.
"Having Chris Martin and
Coldplay be frontmen for
'Make Trade Fair' has elevated
the trade debate (and) piqued
people's interest. Politicians
realise the world is watching,"
said Oxfam spokeswoman
Lyndsay Cruz.
The current Doha round of
trade talks between nearly 150
member countries of the World
Trade Organisation has limped
along for 4 1/2 years.
So far, little progress has
been made on a pact to lift
millions out of poverty and

boost the world economy by
slashing subsidies and tariffs
that hobble international trade.
But now there is new
urgency: in mid-2007, U.S.
President George W. Bush is
due to lose his power to
approve trade deals with
minimal congressional
involvement, which would make
any eventual deal agreed after
then harder to ratify.
So the world's trade
ministers are hastily scheduling
extra meetings and urging their
peers to take action.
Meanwhile, development
agencies are pressing celebrities
into service.
In the past month,
lobbyists in Washington have
been abuzz with talk that Irish
rocker Bono fresh from a
successful campaign to urge
world leaders to cut developing
world debt would take on the
WTO, adding his voice to
numerous agencies pushing rich
nations to make more
concessions and cut a deal.
Jamie Drummond, executive
director for Bono's lobby
organisation DATA Debt,
AIDS, Trade, Africa said the
group was planning a "lot of
stuff," but gave no details.
"Sometimes it's when you
get celebrities to get engaged in
the details of what is normally
considered boring ... and the
public get engaged and you can
actually make change happen,"
Drummond said.
"When even a celebrity can
get some arcane part of trade
policy legislation, then the
congressmen and the Brussels-
based bureaucrats had better get
it too," he added, referring to the
European Union headquarters.
But not everyone is
convinced that bringing famous
faces into the debate is the best
way to get fast results for the
world's poorest countries.


The WTO deal being
discussed is a complex tangle of
formulas and trade-offs, with
countries at different stages of
development bringing their own
domestic pressures to the mix.
Reducing it to a catchy sound-
bite that an actor or singer can
trot out does the process an
injustice, some say.
"These stars are extremely
well intentioned and think
charities must have exactly the
right attitudes but the charities
are exploiting them," said Jagdish
Bhagwati, professor of
economics and law at Colombia
University and senior fellow at
the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bhagwati also accused some
aid groups of over-simplifying
the trade debate and singled out
Oxfam, which he said was
wrong to ask rich nations to
liberalise while insisting
developing countries should not
have to.
"When they say that
subsidies should be removed,
they do not distinguish between
those which don't distort trade
(and those which do). So they
are muddying up the debate," he
Nonetheless, marketing
experts say that in today's
celebrity-obsessed world,
endorsement of a simple
message by someone who
appears regularly in People
magazine is vital. And the
message need just be enough to
start the public thinking.
"You have to distill and
reduce your message to the
point that it becomes a good
headline. On the basis of that
good headline, you hope that
people will be intrigued to dig
further," said John Barker,
president of New York
advertising firm DZP Marketing

"Without a famous face to
front their cause, these

(From page 10)

02, a presidential directive
signed by Bush at the same time
that covered attacks on countries
allegedly posing an "imminent"
nuclear threat in which no
American ground troops would
be used. Indeed, the
responsibility for carrying out
Conplan 8022 was given to
Strategic Command (Stratcom)
in Omaha, a military command
that had previously dealt only
with nuclear weapons.
Last May, Defence
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
issued an "Interim Global Strike
Alert Order" putting Stratcom
on high military readiness 24
hours a day. Logic says there is
no "imminent" danger of Iranian
nuclear weapons: last year's US
National Intelligence Estimate
put the time needed for Iran to
develop such weapons at ten
years. But experience says that
this administration can talk itself
into a "preemptive" attack on a
country that really does not pose
any threat at all.
So what happens if
they talk themselves into
unleashing Conplan 8022 on
Iran? Thousands of people

organizations lack media
attention, glamour and, with

would die, of course, and the
surviving 70 million Iranians
would be very cross, but how
could they strike back at the
United States? Iran has no
nuclear weapons, no weapons of
any sort that could reach
America. Given the huge
American technological lead, it
can't even do much damage to
US forces in the Gulf region. But
it does have two powerful
weapons: its Shia faith, and oil.
Iran is currently playing
a long game in Iraq, encouraging
the Shia religious parties to
cooperate with the American
political project so that a Shia-
dominated government in
Baghdad will turn Iraq into a
reliable ally of Iran once the
Americans go home. But if
Tehran encouraged the Shia
militias to attack American
troops in Iraq, US casualties
would soar. The whole American
position there could become
untenable in months.
Iran would probably
not try to close the Strait of
Hormuz, the choke-point
through which most of the Gulf's
oil exports pass, for US forces
could easily dominate or even
seize the sparsely populated
Iranian coast on the north side.

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But it would certainly halt its
own oil exports, currently close
to four million barrels a day. and
in today's tight oil market that
would likely drive the oil price
up to $130-$150 a barrel.
Moreover, Tehran could keep
the exports turned off for
months, since recent oil prices,
already high by historical
standards, have enabled it to
build up a large cash reserve. (Iran
earned $45 billion from oil
exports last year, twice the
average in 2001-03.)
So a "preemptive"
American attack on Iran would
ignite a general insurrection
against the American presence in
Shia-dominated areas of Iraq and
trigger a global economic crisis.
The use of nuclear weapons
would cross a firebreak that the
world has maintained ever since
1945, and convince most other
great powers that the United
States is a rogue state that must
be contained. All this to deal with
a threat that is no more real or
"imminent" than the one posed
by Iraq in 2003.
No American policy-
maker in his right mind
would contemplate
unleashing such a disaster for
so little
reason. Unfortunately, that
does not guarantee that it
won't happen.

Gwynne Dyer is a
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Office of the President

The Office of the President hereby invites Tenders fiom suitably qualified contracting
firms/individuals for the:

Rehabilitation of the National Gallery of Art:
Castellani House
Vlissengen Road & Homestretch Avenue

Tender Documents can be uplifted from the Accounts Section, Office of the Prcesllcn
for a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) each, from MondaN.
March 13, 2006.

All Tenders must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority and the General Manage
National Insurance Scheme and should be clearly marked "Rehabilitation of the
National Gallery of Art-Castellani House on the top left -hand corner of the envelope
and addressed to:Chairman
National Board of Procurement
& Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets

A Bid Security 2%' of the Tendered sum is required. Failure to do so will result in
automatic disqualification.

All Tenders should be deposited in the Tender Box. Ministry of Finance on or before
09:00 hours on Tuesday, April 04, 2006.

Tenderers or their representatives are invited to be present at the opening of Tenders
on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 9.00hirs.

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12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 12, 2006


The Opposition and others have been twisting the recently released United States of America reports on Guyana the Narcotics Control report and the
Annual Country Report on Human Rights. They have deliberately ignored and misrepresented important elements of the reports. These claims have
not been accurate and full about what the U.S. Government had to say on the Government of Guyana on-going narco-war and continuing efforts to
enhance human rights practices consistent with international standards.
cear are some f the excerit om these rcpors that were omitted or burd in news stones

The 2006 US, Naici~otics Rep,, u06 U, ContyR O HmanRihtsInGuyna

*"The Government of Guvana (GoG) does not facilitate
the production. processing. or shipment of narcotic and
psychotropic drugs or other controlled substances, and
does not discourage the investigation or prosecution of
such acts."

*"The DEA v.orks closely \with Guyana's government
and law enforcement agencies to develop initiatives
that will significantly enhance their counter narcotics
activities. "-

o"-Gu-ana has bilateral agreements to cooperate on
drug trafficking issues w ith its neighbors and with the
United Kingdom

*-Guanra is also a member of the Organization of
American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control
Commission (OAS/CICAD)

s--U.S officials continue to work closely \ \nh the FIU
in its fledgling ecforfts to curb moneN laundering The
U S will continue to encourage participation in
bilateral and multilateral initiatives. as well as
implementation of current international conventions
and agreements ""

"-The GoG takes legal and law enforcement measure
to prevent and punish public corruption.

*-The new Minister of Home .Aff-airs has sho\\n greater
commitment to fighting drug trafficking and corruption.
The Police Commissioner is making strong efforts to
reduce corruption within the GPF "

*"Guvana launched its ambitious 2005-20(_0 NDSNIP
in June. The NDSMP's programs are divided into
Suppl Reduction and Demand Reduction The
government estimates that implementing the 2005-2009
NDSMP will cost approximately\ US$3 3m

I "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bank of
Guy ana (the Central Bank ). continue to assist U S
S efforts to combat terrorist financing b\ workingt tow\ yards
coming into compliance with relevant United Nations
Security Council Resolutions.

*"Guyana is party to the 1988 UN Drug Convention,
the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs...
and the 1971 UN Convention on Psychotropic
Substances. The 1931 Extradition Treaty between the
United States and the United Kingdom is applicable to
the U.S. and Guyana.

*"There were no reports of political prisoners."

*"There were no reports of politically motivated disappearances."

*"Unlike previous years, there were no reports that prisoners
died while in police custody."

*"The law prohibits arbitrary arrest and detention, and the
government generally observed these prohibitions."

."The government did not detain persons on political grounds,
although supporters of Mark Benschop, a talk show host arrested
on charges of treason in 2002. considered him to be a
political detainee."

*"Whlile the government or its agents did not commit any
politically motivated killings, the nongovernmental
organization (NGO) Guyana Human Rights Association
(GHRA) and the media asserted that police continued to
commit unlawful killings."

*"Thle law provides for freedom of speech and of dte press.
and the government generally respected these rights in practice:
however, there were some exceptions... The independent media
were active and expressed a wide variety, of view s without
restriction. International media were allowed to operate freely."

w-There were no government restrictions on tie Internet or
academic freedom."

*"The law provides for freedom of assembly and association.
and the government generally respected these rights in practice."

*"The law. provides for the freedom of religion, and the
go\ eminent general\ respected this right in practice."

"Tlhe cabinet was also ethnically diverse."

o"The ooverninent generally w\as committed to children's rights
and welfare.'"

*"All Alnerindian communities had primary schools, and there
were eight secondary schools in the hinterland regions. The
government established programs to train health workers, and
health huts were established in most communities."

* "The government continued to make progress in its efforts to
combat trafficking in persons."
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Carrington lauds Cuba/

CARICOM relations
Carringon laus"Cuba

between the Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) and the
Republic of Cuba have served
to enhance the standard of
living of citizens of both the
region and Cuba, and repre-
sent a celebration of true fra-
ternity, according to
CARICOM Secretary-Gen-
eral, Mr. Edwin Carrington.
"The countries of the region
and Cuba enjoy a shared Carib-
bean identity that enriches and
strengthens our common re-
gional interests," Mr. Carrington
said Friday during a ceremony
at which he received the creden-
tials of Mr. Alejandro
Marchante Castellanos, Ambas-
sador of the Republic of Cuba
Carrington pointed out that
CARICOM/Cuba bilateral rela-
tions had also resulted in the
region's development through
exchanges that had benefited
persons particularly in the so-
cial sector.
In welcoming Ambassador
Castellanos to the region, the
Secretary-General said the De-
cember 2005 signing of the Dec-
laration of Bridgetown and a
CARICOM/Cuba Cultural Co-
operation Agreement between
CARICOM and Cuba marked a
reaffirming of relations between
the two sides.
While noting that
CARICOM/Cuba relations

were initially underpinned by
social and political cooperation,
Mr. Carrington also alluded to
Cuba's active participation in
the work of the Caribbean Re-
gional Negotiating Machinery
This is in addition to its col-
laboration with CARICOM at
the World Trade Organisation
(WTO), Carrington said at the
ceremony which was held at the
CARICOM Secretariat building
at Liliendaal, East Coast
In reciprocal remarks, the
Cuban Ambassador to
CARICOM said his post to the
region presented an opportu-
nity for the pursuit of stronger
relations between Cuba and the
countries of the Community.
He noted that as Cuba
sought to further strengthen its
bonds with individual member
states, plans were on stream for
the establishment of diplomatic
missions in Antigua and
Barbuda, Dominica, St. Vincent
and the Grenadines and
Suriname, giving Cuba a diplo-
mat presence in all member
states of CARICOM.
The Cuban Ambassador
also extended best wishes to the
Governments and peoples of
the region, and pledged his sup-
port for the continued cement-
ing of relations between his
country and CARICOM.
Diplomatic relations were es-

tablished in 1972 between Cuba and
the then four independent nations
of the Caribbean Community -
Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and
Trinidad and Tobago.
Twenty one years later, in
1993. the Caribbean Commu-
nity and Cuba established a
CARICOM-Cuba Joint Com-
mission as a mechanism for ad-
vancing cooperation between
the two sides in a number of ar-
eas vital to their mutual devel-
Many CARICOM citizens
have benefited from training
in several disciplines includ-
ing health and education, as
a result of scholarships of-
fered by Cuba.

CARICOM Secretary General, Mr. Edwin Carrington and Cuban Ambassador to the Com-
munity, Mr. Alejandro Marchante Castellanos, (left) shares a toast during Friday's cer-
emony at the CARICOM Secretariat, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

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Properties for Execution Sale at the
instance of the Registrar of the Supreme
Court, to be held on March 14, 2006 at
the State Warehouse, Kingston at
13:00 hrs on behalf of National Bank of
Industry & Commerce Limited.

* Lot 275 part of Meadow Brook Gardens, part of
Plantation Le Repentir Georgetown, Demerara.
* Lot 75 Triumph, East Coast Demerara. (Residential)
* East half of the West half of Lot 14 Section 'A'
(3.45 acres) and North Half of the South half of
Lot 27 Section 'B' Dun Robin, East Coast Berbice
(7.99 acres). (Agricultural)
* Lot 63 Section 'A' Triumph, East Coast Demerara.
* A tract of land situate on the left bank of the
Bonasika Creek, in the county of Essequibo,
commencing at a paal about185 rods above
Two Mouth Creek, containing 25 Rhynland
acres. (Agricultural)
* South half of lot #7 Albouystown, Georgetown.
* Lot 220 part of Section 'F part of Plantation
La Penitence, Georgetown. (Residential)
For further information kindly call
Tel: 226-4091/5 Ext. 267

14 SUNDAY CHR O9arch 12, 200d


LOAN # 1604/SF-GY

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

A diagnostic study of the public sector management in Guyana (financed by the IDB
ATN/SF-6867-GY) identified the following five (5) cornerstones on which the
modernization process will be built:
* Strengthen policy development and coordination
+Build performance monitoring and evaluation structure
-+*Establish a new human resources management infrastructure
+Develop a management framework for arm's length agencies and strengthen their
-*Foster transparency and integrity in the public sector

The Project Execution Unit is seeking to establish a database of consultants to.facilitate ,
this reform process. The areas of reform to be done in this phase of the prjgrammne are
as follows:

1) Public Employment Management Strengthening
2) Agencies and Statutory Bodies Accountability and Efficiency Improvement
3) Coordination of State Reform Process

Public Employment Management Strengthening

*.Improve the capacity of the Public Service Ministry (PSM) in order to enhance its
competency to regulate and manage the Public Service System
Carry out a review of the Civil Service policies and rules with the purpose of more
integration and more management flexibility
Increase the connectivity of the Ministry of Finance's payroll system and share the
central database access for human resource management
Strengthen management capacity of Personnel Offices
Train Permanent Secretaries (PS) and Heads of Departments (HoD)
Design and implement a Performance Appraisal system for the PS and HoD, including
a revision of their responsibilities and authority

Coordination of the State Reform Process

*Carry out an Institutional and Governance assessment to identify potential areas for
improvement and the long-term challenges for the State Reform process in Guyana
Design of specific guidelines to improve transparency and integrity in the Public Sector
Institutional Development for Local Government
Design Information System for rural Development in the Ministry of Local Government
& Regional Development (MLGRD)
Policy and Institutional Framework for updating Property values

Expertise are required in the areas listed below to ensure the delivery of the project:

+-Human resource management and development
+-Organisation Methods and Systems
Management Training
+Valuation training (Property valuation)
4-Information Technology (Website design)
*Information Technology (Website Development)
4-Information Technology (Systems design)
+Information Technology (Smart-stream system design)
-Computerised Human Resource training
-*Development of National Information Technology strategy
-Software Development
Labour Economics
-.-Data collection
-Local Employment Relations
-Local Union Relations
-Organisation and Methods and Human Resource Management
4Management and Human Resource Training
4Civil Service Legislation
-Performance Appraisal
.Administrative Law

Terms of Reference for the related consultancies are available and could be
uplifted from the project office (See address below)

Expressions of interest along with Curriculum Vitae must be sent no later than
March 20, 2006 to:

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

Our telephone, facsimile and e-mail are:
Telephone:592 223 7046/7
Facsimile:592 226 8548
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With May/June rains in mind

MMA/ADA upgrades

drainage networks

By Clifford Stanley

West Berbice and East
Mahaicony are being up-
graded by the Mahaica/
Mahaicony Abary Agricul-
tural Development Authority
(MMA/ADA) continuously in
a project which should be
completed in mid-April.
General Manager, Mr.
Aubrey Charles, said yesterday
that since late January, MMA
excavators had repaired and up-
graded hundred of rods of resi-
dential drains and had done
many additional unplanned
Charles said that the MMA
could have done more un-
planned improvements on the
ground had it not been for ob-
jections by some villagers who
did not want to give up the re-
quired portions of their prop-
erty for these upgrades to be
Additionally, the Authority
had employed and paid resi-
dents in many villages to do
manual work in support of the
programme where this was fea-
Residential drainage sys-
tems upgrades are ongoing from
Calcutta, Mahaicony in the
East, to Hopetown Village in the
West, all areas within Region
Five (Mahaica/Berbice).
The overall objective is to
reconstruct, upgrade and en-
hance the village networks so
that they can benefit from the
primary drainage system being
operated by the Authority. The
improvements are being done
with the May/June rains in
mind, Charles said.
The main method of up-
grading is done by HYMAC ex-
cavators to weed and desilt the

existing tertiary drains and to
excavate new drains to further
enhance efficiency of the village
systems where necessary.
The upgrade of tertiary
drainage is a task traditionally
undertaken by the
Neighborhood Democratic
Councils (NDCs).
The MMA was, however,
assigned to it following visits to
West Berbice and East
Mahaicony by President
Bharrat Jagdeo during the height
of the floods in many villages
late January.
In response to complaints,
the President had instructed the
MMA to assist the NDCs since
many lacked the heavy equip-
ment needed to upkeep their
drainage systems and residents
had ended up suffering from ex-
cessive flooding as a result.
In an update, Charles
pointed out yesterday that the
MMA had completed residen-
tial drainage upgrades for most
of the villages.
He said that upgrades and in
some cases reconstruction of the
networks in villages from
Lichfield to Seafield were com-
Residents in the latter two
villages benefited from employ-
ment with respect to some
drains in their villages since they
merely required weeding, a task
which could be done manually.
For their efforts, they received
payments totaling $340 000.
Residents at El Dorado also
benefited from employment
when they were paid for exca-
vating and weeding a drain north
of the Belladrum Secondary
school which needed to be done
The excavation was done by
shovelmen at a price of $115 000.
Charles reported that work

at Numbers 28, 29 and 30 vil-
lages on the West Coast
Berbice, and-Calcutta-and
Catherine Villages East
Mahaicony, were about 95 per
cent completed. In West
Berbice the remainder of the
work is dependent on the
completion of a roads project
by Social Impact Amelioration
Project (SIMAP).
At Calcutta and Catherine,
the bulk of the work under-
taken was new excavations
since there had been no drains
in residential areas prior to this
For these villages too, the
MMA is now constructing six
self-acting sluice doors to place
on a new embankment along the
Burma Main Drain where wa-
ter usually backs up and over-
flows into residential areas when
the koker leading to the ocean
is closed.
The small sluice doors are
being assembled and are to be
installed to further enhance
drainage and prevent flooding in
the two villages which were the
scene of flood protests in Feb-
HYMAC excavators are
now working in the Profit/
Foulis area and at Golden Grove
and Lovely Lass.
Drainage for residents of
Foulis has been upgraded with
a re-excavation of the roadside
drains and the eastern sideline.
and middle walk drains.
A machine is currently
building an embankment at
Profit at an area south of the
public road to protect residents
on this side from flooding from
the Abary River.
Commenting on some works
which had to be shelved be
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GECOM's state of ...

iFrom page seventh
qtaff conducted training sessions
between FebruarN -1 1. tar-
geting persons ,hort-liqted to
work at the \anou> registration
offices for the C&O proces-s
In addition to ihe 72 ne%
centres established for the
Claims and Objections process,
GECOM will also use its 27
regilrrailon offices, which will
bring the number of offices that
will facilitate the process to 99.

Another tile in the prepara-
tions for general elections has
been laid with GECOM com-
mencing the production of na-
tional identification (ID) cards
on February 28.
The new ID cards are being
printed on colour laser printers
that were installed in place of
the black and white models that
were used in the past.
Consequently, persons who
have applied for replacement ID
cards, and are newly registered
could look forward to receiving
their ID cards very soon.

GECOM's capacir, in the
.crification process has tim-
proned significantly with the re-
cent signing of a contract that
Mill allow for scanning and
cross-referencing ofinked finger-
Iwo agreements %were
signed on March 7, cleaning the
way for the commencement of
projects involving the scanning,
capture and storing and cross-
referencing of inked fingerprints
of the persons listed on the
2001 OLE and addendum, in-
cluding those of new registrants.
The first agreement was
signed between GECOM and
Management Services and Sup-
port Inc (MSSI), by GECOM
Chairman, Dr Surujbally, and Mr
Danville Walker of MSSI. This
agreement requires MSSI to scan
about 450,000 note-sized regis-
tration forms from an initial enu-
meration process and an addi-
tional 60,000 larger sized regis-
tration forms from the current
continuous registration exercise.
The fingerprint images from
both sets of forms must be

cropped and fingerprints ex-
tracted and cross-niatched to
confirm the uniqueness of each
registrani and to determine
whether duplicates exist
The commission has al-
reads earmarked suwable accom-
modation at its head office,
which has been examined and
approved by Walker as being
suitable and conducive to the
conduct of the required tasks.
The second agreement,
which is between GECOM and
the Electoral Office of Jamaica
(EOJ), was also signed by
Surujbally and Walker in his ca-
pacity of Director of the EOJ.
This agreement pertains to the
commission obtaining management
and administration services re-
quired to effectively implement
the project. The project requires
the creation of an application that
will allow the scanning and crop-
ping of fingerprints from elector
registration forms.
Fingerprint images will
be stored in WSQ format on
a file system. The registration
number-will be the image file


--1 CCL welcomes 'labour'

bean Congress of Labour
(CCL) has welcomed the de-
cision of the Guyana Govern-
ment to postpone debate on
the second reading of a trade

Man with kidney

disorder needs

financial help
THE relatives of Laurel Nicholson, 26, of Hopetown Vil-
lage, West Coast Berbice, are appealing to the public for
financial assistance to help meet the cost of medical treat-
ment he is receiving at Mt. Hope Hospital in Trinidad for
a kidney disorder.
SJohnson has been a patient at Mount Hope since October
last year and is accompanied by his sister, Sharon Nicholson.
Their parents have passed away.
The Ministry of Health has provided US$5,000 for his
Members of the public wishing to make donations can
do so at the National Bank of Industry and Commerce
(NBIC) account number 7839400. For further information,
Please contact Ms. Bernadette Nicholson of 105, Section A
Paris Street, Hopetown Village on Telephone Number:232-

Roger Luncheon
union recognition bill over
which there is a controversy
between the local labour
movement and the adminis-
tration of President Bharrat
The government had initi-
ated moves to enact the 'Trades
Union Recognition and Certifi-
cation (Amendment) Bill 2006'
after claimed repeated failures
by the Guyana Trades Union
Congress (GTUC) to partici-
pate in the work of a commit-
tee to deal with "recognition"

issues as provided for in the ex- bill, pending further "bilateral There remains an outstanding
isting legislation. engagement" on matters of mu- split in the GTUC following the
But the GTUC claims that tual interest. withdrawal of two of its more nu-
the government wanted to cir- Speaking yesterday from merically strongaffiliates Guyana
cumvent the umbrella body to his Trinidad and Tobago office, Agricultural Workers Union and
deal directly with unions of its CCL General Secretary George National Association of Agricul-
choice, an allegation rejected by DePeana, said it was a most tural, Commercial and Industrial
the Ministry of Labour. welcome development, one that Employees.
Following correspondence opens the way for more ma- In addition there have
between President of the tured and meaningful dialogue", been open sharp differ-
GTUC, Lincoln Lewis, cur- DePeana said he would be ences involving two of the
rently President of the CCL, informing the CCL's estimated GTUC's other affiliates,
and President Jagdeo, the Head 30 affiliates across the region, of the Clerical and Commer-
of the Presidential the dispute over proposed cial Workers Union
Secretariat, Roger Luncheon, has amendments to the "recognition (CCWU) and the Guyana
informed the GTUC of the bill", while he continues to Public Service Union
government's decision to with- "monitor the situation with the (GPSU), the latter relating
hold the second reading of the hope of an amicable resolution". also to payment of dues.





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Manufacturers to undertake the following works at the Cheddi Jagan
International Airport.
1) Supply and Install Arrival Baggage Conveyor Systems
;A site visit will be conducted at 09:00 hours on Wednesday, March 22, 2006.
The tender documents can be purchased during normal working hours
from the cashier at the Accounts Division, Cheddi Jagan International
Airport, for a non-refundable fee of $2,000.00 each.
Tender must be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box located at the Ministry of
Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown on or before 09:00 hours
on Tuesday, April 04,2006. Tenders will be opened at 09:00 hours on
Tuesday, April 04,2006 in the presence of the tenderers or their
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General Manager, National Insurance Scheme.
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from The Times, London)
TELLING people I was going
on holiday to Guyana pro-
voked one of two responses.
"Why?" was one, "Oh, West
Africa, wow!" the other. I then
was forced to enunciate, as if
to someone slightly simple,
that Guy-ahh-naar is in South
America, quite far from
Ghana. Actually.
"Why" is an easy one to an-
swer. The northernmost reaches
of the Amazon rainforest spill
over Guyana's borders, provid-
ing a habitat for a huge variety
of birds and animals, as do the
thousands of square miles of sa-


toucan. ..

Beatles in

A celebration of Guyana poor on pop music,

but rich in wildlife. Will Hide hits the jungle

vannah that merge into it. And
for British visitors there are no
language problems since it is
Latin America's only English-
speaking country, a legacy of co-
lonial rule that ended 40 years
ago this May. The small popu-
lation (800,000) an easy-go-
ing mix of Black, Indian, Creole,
Amerindian, Chinese, Portuguese
and Lebanese are fanatical
cricket supporters and speak
with a lovely, molasses-thick
Caribbean accent that turns
"bird" to "board".

A decade ago Guyana's so-
cialist government discouraged
tourism. Now, despite a push to
increase visitor numbers, its un-
developed infrastructure means
that, other than returning
Guyanese expats coming to visit
relatives, tourist figures are tiny.
Flying south from the capi-
tal, Georgetown, the jungle
started soon after my eight-
seater plane had left Ogle air-
field. We banked over the wide
Demarara River, then, followed
the track of its sister the

Essequibo, which flows the
length of the country. For an
hour there was no break in the
densely packed trees. And then,
abruptly, the canopy stopped
and the savannah started;
scrubby, worn grass as far as the
eye could see. We banked round
a tall hill and pulled up at a short
airstrip. A Dutch woman and I
were the only ones to get out.
As resort transfers go, that
from my aircraft to bedroom at
Rockview Lodge was a corker
- 50 yards. There to greet me
was the owner, Colin Edwards,
originally from Essex, while a
little farther back, Tommy the
tapir rooted around in his enclo-
sure while ten vultures perched
on a fence, wings outstretched,
warming nonchalantly in the
early afternoon sun.
Rockview, in an area of
Guyana called Rupununi, is an
eight-room eco-resort and cattle
farm. The "eco" isn't rammed
down your throat, it just makes
sense to use as many local prod-
ucts as possible, as getting any-
thing from Georgetown, 260
miles (420km) away, is expen-
sive and time-consuming. Around
70 Makuxi-speaking locals work
directly or indirectly with
Edwards. "Fifteen years ago it
was a barter economy with a
sparse population of old and
young, no job opportunities or
education. Almost all those who
could left to work in Brazil," he
said, pointing over Kwatamang

SA resident pays kei- ai mention to the
upgrading of the drainage system at Lovely 3
Lass Village, West Coast Berbice yesterday. [
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mountain towards the border 25
miles away.
I spent a night and a day at
Rockview, riding out with the
vaqueros (local cowboys) who
told me about plants to combat
snakebites, spider bites and di-
arrhoea, who asked me about
Queen Elizabeth, "the lady who
rules the world", but had not
heard of the Beatles. I went on
nature walks with my guide,
Maxi Lacruz, bird-spotted the
Rockview guide lists 11 A4
pages of possible sightings -
and lay in my hammock as tropi-
cal downpours, the sort that
soak you to the bone in two sec-
onds flat, pelted down after
lunch, then were gone in ten
minutes. I transferred for a
couple of nights to the village of
Surama, about an hour's drive
away on the edge of a forest of
greenheart, crabwood and
purpleheart trees, where the
community is also getting in-
volved with tourism. On the rut-
ted, dirt road hundreds of small
green butterflies flew into the air
as we bumped our way past,
creating small clouds. Once there
I sweated through the humid
jungle with my extremely knowl-
edgeable young guide, Gary
Sway, as we tried (unsuccess-
fully on this occasion) to spot
some of the animals known to
inhabit the area -jaguar, arma-
dillo, ocelot, anteaters, agouti,
capybara, fish-eating bats and
peccary, the latter still hunted by
locals with bows and arrows. I
did, however, see giant otter,
black spider monkeys, toucans,
orange-winged parrots and Ama-
zon kingfishers near the piranha-
inhabited Burro Burro River. I
was even more fascinated by the
massed ranks of leaf-cutter and
soldier ants that marched across


but no


Touching the voice
the forest floor looking fierce.
That evening we paused at
the local shaman's house, where
for an hour in pitch blackness he
and his son chanted, drank to-
bacco water and rustled branches
trying to call up spirits. This
was a direct benefit of tourism,
I was told without visitors
there would be no incentive for
the old man's son to learn what
had been a dying vocation.
After stopping at the
Iwokrama canopy walkway the
next day a series of suspen-
sion bridges, 500ft (150m) long
and 100ft up at treetop level
that offers a monkey's-eye view
of the rainforest, and definitely
worth a night's detour I
transferred back to Rockview.
From there it was an hour-long
plane ride to Guyana's number
one tourist attraction, the
Kaieteur Falls, at 740ft the
world's longest single drop wa-
"Number one tourist attrac-
tion" in Guyana still means only
4,000 visitors a year the
amount, I imagine, who gawp at
Niagara Falls every hour. Here at
its South American cousin,
35,000 gallons pour over the lip
every second. I tiptoed to the
edge for a closer look no health
and safety railings here and
peered into the chasm below.
Near by we saw a golden poi-
son dart frog and had a rare



(From page 14)
cause of opposition by some villagers, Charles said that the MMA
had been prepared to build one access dam each on the northern
and southern sides of Belle Vue Village, West Coast Berbice.
These dams were to run parallel to the public road to facili-
tate access to those living in the second lots.
But some residents refused to give up portions of lands needed
for these improvements.
At Foulis where the MMA wanted to build a dam parallel to
the public road on the northern side to facilitate access to those
who lived in the second lots, but five out of seventeen residents
objected, effectively killing this project
However, residents at Calcutta and Catherine where there had
been no streets running parallel to the public road, cooperated fully
and benefited from dams and drains which now allow them access
to their homes without having to walk through the yards of other
The other villages targeted for the MMA's project as in-
structed by President Jagdeo include those from El Dorado to
Golden Fleece and Bush Lot, Bel Air and Hopetown.
These have not been done to date because of the unavailabil-
ity of machines other than those currently at work.
Improvement of the tertiary drainage networks in these
villages is to be undertaken within the next three weeks and
should be completed by mid to late April, Charles said.

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Will Hide above the 740 ft Kaieteur Falls (WILL HIDE)

sighting of a brilliant orange cock-
of-the-rock bird.
My small plane took me
for another hour to the air-
strip at Baganara where, James
Bond style, I leapt into a speed-
boat and was driven by hotelier
Bernard Lee-Yong up the
three-mile wide Essequibo
River to Shanklands, a quint-
essential colonial retreat 20
minutes upstream. It had a
large veranda on which a
couple of hammocks swung in
the breeze and bougainvillea

flopped over the side. Parrots
squawked in the trees and as
the sun set, cicadas chirruped.
No jet trails left their telltale
sign overhead. No power
cables interrupted the view. I
lay in my hammock, a glass
of El Dorado rum in hand,
selfishly feeling only a bit
sorry that so few people make
it here. Guyana desperately
needs the money that tourists
bring, yet it's the lack of visi-
tors that make this such a spe-
cial place.

Trade fair helps strengthen

bonds between India, Guyana

THE second Indian trade fair
in Guyana was opened Thurs-
day at the Sophia Exhibition
Centre, less than a year after
the previous one, with about
40 companies and 82 exhibits
from India displaying a wide
variety of manufactured prod-
ucts. Last year. 27 companies
participated in the exposition.
Minister of Labour. Human
Services and Social Security, Dr.
Dale Bisnauth declared the trade
fair open.
In his remarks. Dr. Bninauth
alluded to India's unpressive eco-
nomic, scientific and technologi-
cal achievements, and observed
that the Indian economy is an en-
gine of global growth which is
being sustained by its large base
of multi-skilled persons com-
bined with "cutting edge technol-
While the exhibition is a rela-
tively small one compared to
what obtains elsewhere, Dr.
Bisnauth stressed that the human
dimension cannot be overlooked
as it facilitates the strengthening
of the close bonds existing be-

to have manufactured products
of the highest quality at con-
petitive prices. He warned that
if the conditions are not created
to achieve this, then Guyana will
remain a producer of primary
India's High Conumssioner
to Guyana, Mr. Avinash Gupta
observed that the trade fair helps
to bring the business sectors of
both countries "under one roof'.
The event also deepens the ex-
isting close ties between the two
He expressed optimism that
the trade fair and successive
ones would help to increase trade
and reduce the information gap
between the two countries.
Alluding to India's rapid
economic development, Mr.
Gupta said that its Gross Do-
mestic Product grew by 8.1 per
cent during the.last financial year
andis anticipated to grow by 10
per cent in the current financial
"Ildia is on a new high,"
he reiterated. (Chamanlall

tween the Gus anese and Indian
He recalled that India's
struggle for independence in-
spired Guy'ana's struggle for
political independence, and
now. this country aspires to-
wards economic independence
like India.
He also acknowledged the
generous assistance which India
has been providing to Guyana
in the form of scholarships.
technical and cultural coopera-
tion and Information Technol-
ogy, among other areas.
'"Guyana has to get its act
together" Bisnauth acknowl-
edged, in response to a com-
ment made earlier bythe Presi-
dent of the Indo-Global Cham-
ber of Commerce. Ajay Singh.
Singh had indicated that Indian
investors were interested in es-
tablishing a diamond cutting and
polishing industry Here, as well
as wood craft enterprises, but

analytical information pertaining
to feastbilirt which they re-
quested has not been forthconm-
Chairman of the Guyana
Private Sector Commission
IPSCi. Mr. Yesu Persaud ech-
oed the sentiments expressed
by Singh. and called for a change
in amtude and political stabil-
ity for a takeoff of the
Urging the creation of a
conducive atmosphere for in-
vestment, Persaud noted that
"politicians do not create
wealth", rather "'businesses
create wealth". He said that if
Guyana is to survive global
competition, national unity is
"We must live together;
play together: and work to-
.gether," he stressed.
The veteran Guyanese en-
trepreneur noted that in today's
global economy, ilis imperative.

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Verbal fireworks-as Da Vinci Code case nears.,end

By Mike Collett-White

LONDON (Reuters) Some
heated verbal exchanges
erupted on Friday in the clos-
ing stages of 'The Da Vinci
Code' copyright court case, in
which two historians accuse
author Dan Brown of lifting
their research wholesale in
his bestseller.
Richard Leigh took to the
witness box after more than
three days of painstaking cross
examination of co-claimant

Michael Baigent, enlivening
proceedings and saying all he
had wanted was proper
acknowledgement from Brown
in his novel.
Leigh could hardly have
been more different than the
soft-spoken, professorial
Baigent. In delivery he was clear
and aggressive, and instead of
dark, sober suits he appeared in
court this week in a brown
leather jacket and dark sun-
Leigh and Baigent are co-au-

thors of the 1982 historical
work 'The Holy Blood, and the
Holy Grail', and say Brown
copied their central themes in
his religious thriller.
They are suing Brown's
British publisher Random
House in a case that has at-
tracted huge media attention,
both because of Brown's su-
perstar status among writers
and the potential precedent
the case could set should the
historians succeed.
Brown, 41, has been in

court for most of the hearings and
watched on Friday when Leigh
was in the witness box. Brown is
expected to give evidence tomor-

"If Mr. Brown had acknowl-
edged Holy Blood, Holy Grail at
the opening of his book... I ques-
tion whether, in fact, we would
be here," Leigh told a packed
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Judge Peter Smith closed the
second week of the case by
pointing out that a character in
'The Da Vinci Code' actually re-
fers to the 1982 book.
The name of the character,
A Sir Leigh Teabing, is in fact an
anagram of the names of the two
IL "In the first place it damns
us with faint praise," said Leigh,
adding he found Teabing's ref-
erence to the. book-
Smith countered that an ex-
planation for this may be that
Teabing was a patronising char-
acter in the book.
More importantly, said
Leigh, was the fact that his and
his co-authors' names did not
appear. A third author of Holy
Blood, Henry Lincoln, is not
taking part in the action.
When it was suggested
sales of Holy Blood had in-
creased sharply as a result of
publicity surrounding the
Court case and the huge inter-
est generated by Brown's
novel, Leigh said: "It might
also make me feel churlish for
being here."
Once again much of the
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of Sion and the Knights that the historians' work it- Baldwin over a point in his wit- novels,'Daughter of God' and 225-4475
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The Ministry of Home Affairs invites eligible Contractors to submit sealed Tenders for
the under-mentioned works:


Guyana Police Force

1. Repairs to Traffic Headquarters, Barrack and Parade Street, Kingston
2. Repairs to Immigration Building, Camp Street
3. Repairs to Barrack Room, Whim Police Station Compound
4.Repairs to Communication Branch Building, Eve Leary
5. Repairs to Living Quarters, Commander 'B', Eve Leary
6. Repairs to TSU Headquarters, Eve Leary


Guyana Police Force

General Repairs and Rehabilitation to:

1. Sparendaam Police Station, East Coast Demerara
2.Administration Building, Eve Leary
3. Male Barracks, Brickdam, Georgetown
4. Female Barracks, Brickdam, Georgetown
5. Barrack Room Building, Mounted Branch, Eve Leary
6. No.1 Living Quarters, Officer in Charge, New Amsterdam Police Station
7. Living Quarters of the Officer in Charge, Bartica Police Station
8. Arakaka Police Station, Arakaka
9. Auditorium, Felix Austin Police College, Eve Leary

Extension to:

1.Quartermaster Stores, Mounted Branch Compound, Eve Leary


1. Renovation of Junior Officers Quarters, Sibly Hall, Mazaruni

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)
dollars each during normal working hours.

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tenderers on
the outside. Each envelope should state clearly the name of the project (for example,
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Valid Compliance Certificates from the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA) and the General Manager of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS)
must be submitted with each Tender.

Tenders must be addressed to:

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Ministry of Finance
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Region 6
East Berbice / Corentyne
Suitable qualified contractors are requested to submit sealed bids for the under
mentioned works / supplies.

1.Lot (i) Works

(i) Rehabilitation of bridge Susannah Facade

(b)Buildings ( Capital & Current)
(i) Extension of primary school- Rose Hall Canje
(ii) Extension of primary school Edinburg
(iii) Extension of secondary school Mibicuri, BBP
(iv) Repairs to secondary school Tutorial Academy
(v) Repairs to primary school Crabwood Creek
(vi) Repairs to nursery school Crabwood Creek
(vii) Repairs to nursery school Whim
(viii) Repairs to health centre No. 53
(ix) Repairs to health centre Eversham

(c) Roads Current Works
(i) Rehabilitation of community road West Canje
(ii) Rehabilitation of community road Cumberland to Gangaram
(iii) Rehabilitation of branch road Fyrish
(iv) Rehabilitation of hospital branch road Fort Canje

(d) Other Infrastructure
(i) Rehabilitation of northern fence Savannah Park Nursery school
(ii) Rehabilitation of bridge Hibiscus Nursery School

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(a) Rehabilitation of roads/ streets/ drains/ structures within each of the (16) NDCs
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(ii) Supply and deliver poly tubes to each of the ( 16 ) NDCs
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clarifications) where necessary before submitting their bibs, since no variation will
be entertained.

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at non- refunable fee $ 1,500.00 per item, while those for lots (ii) and (iii) can be
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6. Tender for each job or supply in sub- lots must be secured separately in a plain sealed
envelope marked the job/ supply tendered for and addressed to the Chairman,
Regional Tender Board to be deposited in the box located at the Regional
Administration building. Vryman's Erven. New Amsterdam. Berbice. Valid Certificates
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must accompany tender documents.

7.Closing date for tender is March 20. 2006 at 10:00 lhs. Contractors/ supplies or their
representatives may be present at the opening immediately after the closing of the
tender box.

8. The Regional Tender Board Reserves the right no to accept the lowest tender and to
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'Buddha' boy

goes missing

KATHMANDU, (Reuters) Nepali police began hunting yes-
terday for a teenaged boy who some people believe is a rein-
carnation of Buddha after he disappeared from the site where
he had been meditating for almost 10 months.
Fifteen-year-old Ram Bahadur Bamjon has not been seen since
early yesterday, said Hari Krishna Khatiwada, a district official of
Bara, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Kathmandu.
The boy had been meditating there without food or water since
May. Some of his followers are also missing.
"So far we have found no trace of them," Khatiwada said.
Sitting cross-legged beneath a "pipal" tree, which is sacred to
Hindus, Bomjon drew more than 100,000 people to the dense for-
ests in southeastern Nepal.
But visitors were only allowed to see him from 50 metres
(165 feet) away and the boy was hidden from public view at
night behind a curtain drawn by his followers. REUTERS


Nepali boy Ram Bahadur Bamjon meditates in the village
of Bara, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of the capital
Kathmandu on November 20, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer


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All bids should be sealed in envelopes and clearly marked
"Tender for Used (Damaged) Vehicle" or "Tender for Engine"
and must be addressed to POSTMASTER GENERAL,
Guyana Post Office Corporation, Robb Street, Georgetown,
and should be submitted before March 31,2006. Bids will be
opened immediately after the said time mentioned.

The vehicle will be sold "as is" and the engine will be sold "as
is". The successful bidder will be required to remove the
articles off the premises at his/her own expense within seven
(7) days of notification of award.

The vehicle and the engine are available for inspection at the
Post Office Business Centre, Lamaha and Carmichael
Streets, between the hours of 08:00 hours and 12:00 hours
and 13:00 hours to 16:30 hours, Monday to Friday.

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Three (3) subjects CXC/GCE 'O' Level plus a Diploma in Electronics from
a recognized institution along with experience in a Networking


Degree in Computer Science or equivalent along with relevant
Applicant must have ability to programme in Visual Basic 6 and
Experience of database design and implementation.


A Sworn Land Surveyor Certificate of Guyana.
A thorough knowledge of the traverse section of the Mining Act,
State Lands Act pertaining to surveying matters.
At leastfive (5) years relevant experience.
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Sooth vour aching hearts
with sensual words from sensual
Gu anese women and men.
Ca0- the adult chat line. TEL.
900-8260, 900-8261, 8262.

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

ONE Kheel bottom
fishing boat 38' length,
width 7', stern 6 2 ft, ice
box 500-lb 1 Yamaha
engine (15), 5000-lb 2 '/2
seine. 3 months old. Contact
Preka. Tel. 275-0344/275-

INDRA'S Beauty Salon
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 22T-
offering special 3-month
Cosmelology 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
Herbal skin treatment for acne,
scars, blemishes, sun tanning,
skin dullness therapy, pre bridal
consultancy, Mehaneli, bridal
make-over treatment for dull
and falling hairs, stress release
therapy and Indian costumes.
Tel. 225-4187.

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer. P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
WORK from home filling
envelopes for US$$$. For
information, send stamped self-
addressed to: Paul Ferreira, C/O
Acquero P.O. Morcua Region #1
Guyana. _--............................
BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes
for US$500 or more weekly. For
information send stamped self-
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
,CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel Williams,
PO Box 12154 Georgetown,
Guyana. _.__................
USE your spare time filling
one hundred envelopes for
US$500 or more weekly. Send
stamped self-addressed
envelope for information to
Chitram Phagoo 35 Section B
Woodley Park Village, West
Coast Berbice, Guyana.

ARE you cursed
depressed demon possessed
OR need finance? Call
Apostle Randolph Williams -
# 261-6050 (20:00 h 23:00

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Naaar, Georetown.
Phone 225-7126, 226-3693.
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COMPUTER Repairs. Sales &
Services Call Kerstinq's
Computer Repairs & SaFes
Centre @ 227-8361, 618-
8283. Home & Office Services
available. 24 hrs.

EXPERT computer
repairs, upgrades, custom-
built PCS done at your
home/office, 24 hours. #
626-8911, 231-7650.
Genius Computers.
Computer repairs, sales and
networking, home and office
services available. Call Kris -
220-6262, 624-5659, 220-

FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price in
Kitty and around G/town. Call
Sharon 627-1170.

EVERGREEN Nature Study
Club (Regionsl-10)
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285, 664-
Language Courses for
children (3 13 yrs.), CXC
Students (4th & 5t Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.

Computer Training Centre
58 Upper Robb &
Oronoque Sts.. Bourda
Tel: 225-1540
E3rn Local and Canadian
.,icro-,ufl Office, Computer
Repairs and Upgrades
Desktop Publishing, Corel
Draw, QuickBooks and
Peachtree Accounting, etc.

EARN a Certificate,
Diploma or Degree, in any
part of the world from home
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
NAIL Tipping, Designing,
Silk wrapping, Manicuring,
Pedicuring, Facials & Relaxing
courses being offered. Register
now, as low as $4 500 per course.
Call Michelle 227-7342. 619-
8194, 222-3263.
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587. 1. Television
Repairs and Electronics,
Electrical Installation and
Wiring, Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration, Computer Repairs
- an A Plus.
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate,
Advance Dress-making, Tie-dye,
fabric designing, curtains,
cushions, soft furnishing,
bedroom elegance, soft toys,
floral arrangements, cake
decoration. 153 Barr St., Kitty,
Continuing registration for our
SCHOOL, evening classes for
CXC (continued and new
classes) repeaters, afternoon
lessons for Public School
students, ABE, etc. Call today
for more information. 262
2397, 225-5474.

Opportunity. Wanted
Webmaster to build and
maintain websites and
manage computer related
programmes. Send
Curriculum Vitae to:
Opportunity FREE E-BOOK -
that will put you in business
for yourself. Request show
me the money in Network
Marketing/MLM from Email

CHICKEN pens and land.
BOB Cat rental. Levelling,
grading, filling and
developing of land also
landscaping. call:. 626-7127.
FOR all your heavy
equipment transportation to all
locations interior & around
Georgetown. Call us for low bed
rentals. Call Bobby 218-3899,
623-1003, 218-1469.

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

1748277. Reward offered. Tel.
231-7827, between 7 pm and
3 CHINESE Passports
G09496775, G01697157,
G06731681 belonging to Jiang
Xuan, Feng Lian gi and LiXue
Feng respectively. Finder pis. call

JUST arrived! Novels, Story
books, magazines, comics,
informative and text to University
level. Also books on sale from -
$20 $300. Register now Tel.
223-8237/ 648-6098. M F -
8.30 am 5 pm. Sat. 10 am -
4 pm.

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. For more information
call us on Tel. No. 227-3869,
622-8162, 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must kanow
who they deal with. Driving is
serious business, not a fly by
night business. R.K's Institute
of Motoring, 125, Regent
Road, Bourda.

MARTIAL Arts V's ju jitsu/
kung fu physical yoga sport self-
defence health enroll for
classes). Contact 228 Camp
Street, N.C.B. Phone 225-0677,

MRS. SINGH Massage,
hotel guest, house service and
at myhome by appointment.
- Tel. 220-4842 or 615-
INDULGE in a body massage
- calm your thoughts and relieve
body tension Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke 615-

AN American Investor needs
used vehicles to buy. Best price
paid. Cash. AT 192, AE 100
Sprinter, Corolla, AE 91, etc. Call
kindly make contact with Onika
Bizzeth of Lot 808 Section 'B'
Pattensen, Turkeyen or the
Ministry of Housing & Water on
NOTICE is hereby given that
SU JIN MING of 116 Grove
Squatting Area, EBD is applying
to the Minister for Naturalisation
and that any person who knows
any reason by Naturalisation
should not be granted should
send a written and signed
statement of the facts to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Home Affairs Georgetown,

FEMALE seeks male pen
friends, age 49 and older. Call
646-0579, 614-2650.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information? Send
stamped envelope CFI, PO
Box 12154 Georgetown,
interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious relations.
Call CFI Telephone Friendship
Link- 261-5079, Everyday, 07:00
to.21:00 h.
SINGLE females 55 65
yrs., interested in single males
55 70 for friendship/
companionship. Interested
males, please call tel. 223-
8237, 8:30 to 5 pm, Mon. Fri.
10 MINUTES. CALL 900-8258-
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/ 648-6098.,
Mon. Fri. 8:30 am 5 pm,
Sat. 10 am 4 pm.
Muslim East Indian bachelor
(never married) seeks to
correspond with religious female
between the ages of 25 and 32
for a serious relationship leading
to marriage. Write to Abdool,
P.O. Box 16, New Amsterdam,

RAJ Yoga/Hindi Classes ,
Tabeej, Protection Planets,
other spiritual areas. Contact
Buddy 225-0677.

US Visa Application forms
filled and printed. Call Bill 225-
SERVICE done to all Satellite
Dishes. Parts of sale. Call 623-4686,
FOR professional repair to
crash vehicle, change nose, cut
and front half, etc. Call 642-
1375. .

(The Crucible)

Constil(anlts and
Immigrant Visa
(USA and Canada)
Papers for Consular
brought Up-to-date
Waiver Applications
Sponsorship for
Relatives and
Skilled Workers

105 Regent Rd., Bourda
(between Cummings & Ught Sts.)
Tel: 223-8155;
Fax: 225-6496
New York (718) 479 0879
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HAVE your products
professionally distributed in the
Berbice Region. Contact 335-
3394, 335-3738.
EXPERIENCED and trusted
matron would like to take care of
your property when you are away.
EFFICIENT and reliable
school children taxi, pick up and
drop off. Contact Michelle. Tel.
611-1172, 664-2238.
DO you need a experienced
male to cook, clean, wash, press?
Willing to travel or live-in. Tel.
610-5334, Rick.
WE rent or sell your property
at reasonable rates. Call
Rochelle at Cluster Marketing on
Tel. 609-8109, anytime.

I c cMigrate to
I.n... ...ada... I
Business Class. Skilled Workers,
Students, Visitors, Refugees,
Work Permits, Family Sponsorships
Visa Refused? We ;an appeal
your case in Canad:l.
Deal with ony authorised and
Licensed Consuilta~s who are
approved by the Caadian
Balwant Persaud & Associates
Certified Canadian Immigration
Member of CSIC # M042097
Canada: 416-4318845,
S 7.:4 4 r, 5:A.,
Guyana: 68 Upper Robb and
Oronoque Sts.. Bourda
(one comerfrom GCC Cricket Ground)
Tel: 225-1540, 622-8308
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AFFODABLE full service
web hosting Dackages from $15
480/year (5B Diskspace/250 GB1
transfer). Website
treatments by overseas trained
Cosmetologist. Results
guaranteed within 14 days.
all 618-1705.
HAVING problems with
your air conditioning units,
bridges, washing machine, gas
stoves etc. Then call Linden.
Tel. 641-1086.
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves
stoves deep fryers, etc. Call
SERVICE & repairs to all'
models gas stoves and ovens
domestic & industrial. Contact
bLawrence-74233-2145, 627-
0720, 646-7400.
TECHNICIAN on call for all'
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call: Ryan -
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/614-
SERVICE & repairs to all
models gas stoves and ovens
domestic & industrial. Contact
Lawrence 233-2145, 627-
0720, 646-7400.
NEED to build or renovate
your home or business -
carpentry painting, plumbina
electrical, etc. Contact
Lawrence 233-2145, 627-
0720, 646-7400.
SAVE lots of money on your
phone service. US & Canada -
$7.60/min. Monthly unlimited
plans- US, Canada, UK Brazil.
Internet Cafe. Contact
SAMMY'S Electronics
repairing TVs, VCRs, CD/DVD
Players, microwave, amplifiers.
Contact 231-6228, 76 6' &
Light Sts., Alberttown.
CONTACT Edward Motilall
for sanding and polishing.
Sanding- 40 sq. ft., polishing -
40 sq. t. Tel. 611-1101.
COMPUTER repairs,
services & upgrades done on
location by overseas trained
technician. Also convert yours
VHS to DVD. Indian religious
DVD. blank CDs available. Call

Call us for all construction needs
at the best rate general
maintenance, bridges,
building, etc. Also estimates.
Contacf # 641-1252, 611-1172.
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 available. ____. _
SYSTEMS construction of
small income houses, fence,
yard, bond, etc. We also do
repairs and home
improvements. Services
provided at very competitive
prices. Tel. 231-6650, 231-

TRUCK/VAN Drivers.
Apply in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville.
SALESGIRLS, 18 22 yrs.
Apply with written application
to F Store, 34 Robb St.,
Bourda. Tel. 227-2025.
TRUCK Driver, Porter,
Salesgirl. Contact P. Ramroop
& Sons 'C' Orange Walk,
Bourda, G/town. Tel. 227-1451.
VACANCY exists for 1
female Clerk, age 25 up; 1
Security Guard. Submit
application to 288 Middle
Street, Georgetown. Tel. 231-
SALESGIRLS, 18 22 yrs
Apply with written application
to XF Store 34 Robb St.,
Bourda. Tel. 127-2025.
CLERK to work in Parts
Department. Must be computer
literate. Send application:
"Vacancy" P.O. Box 12123
SECURITY Guards Porters
& Salesboys. Apply Avinash
Complex.A & B Water Street.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829.
ONE Cashier. Must have 3
CXC (1 3). Apply with written
application to German's
Restaurant, 53 Robb St.,
Lacytown, G/town.
VACANCY exists for 1
female Clerk, age 25 up; 1
,Security Guard. Submit
application to 288 Middle
Street, Georgetown. Tel. 231-
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.
SSALES Clerks must'have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person with
written application to Lens,
Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/ville
ONE Counter person/
receptionist, age 21 28. Must
be customer oriented, highly
motivated, have interpersonal
skills. Apply in person at
Clippers, 200 Camp Street.
VACANCIES exist for Bill
Clerk, Handyboys and Cleaners.
Apply with written application
and passport size photograph
at Survival, 16 uncan &
Vlissengen Road, Newtown,
VACANCY exists for 2
Cooks, 3 Counter Clerks to
work in Cafeteria. Also one
male. Come in with a written
application at Lot 8 Stone
Avenue BIygezight Gardens
or call 223-9316, 615-8920.
SYSTEMS Admin. Must
have minimum Maths & English
GCE/CXC 1 & 2. Microsoft
Office. Call 227-6837, 227-
1051 or send application to
Internet World Wireless Cafe,
16 'B' Duncan St., Newtown,
VACANCIES exist for
Kitchen Assistant, Counter girls,
Handyboys, General Cleaner.
Apply in person with written
application & Food Handler's
Certificate at 8 North Road,
Lacytown. Tel. 225-8985.


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to work in Taxi Service. Call
226-1300, 9 am 5 pm.
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants. Apply in person with
written application in your own
handwriting. Requirements:
Maths & English. orse Shoe
Racing Service, 6/7 Commerce
& Longden Sts., between 1:30
pm & 4 pm.
20 MALES and females to
work at University of Guyana
and other East Coast locations.
(Former employees can re
apply). Contact The Security
Administrator, University of
Guyana, Turkeyen, Campus or
R.K's Security, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.


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wolten apph ri1,ain r,-

34 Robb St Bcurda

Tel: 227-2025

Vacancy exist for teachers 25
years and over in Nursery
Primary & Secondary at Mon
Repos ECD, Grove, EBD &
Pouderoyen, WBD. Call 265-
3996. 220-0538, 629-5300.
Retired teachers may apply.
female to work in office. Must
be computer literate and have
knowledge of secretarial work.
Must be between ages of 23
and 30. 'Apply in person to 71
Brickdam. Future Homes
Realty. Tel. No. 227-4040, 628-
0796, 611-3866, 642-4680.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of NIS
and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30,
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets,
Campbellville, G/town.
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.
100 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(dog) divisions. 2 Lorry and Van
rivers to work as Drivers on
contract (like minibus). 6
Visiting Inspectors with
motorcycles, motorcar, scooters
or bicycles for East Bank and
city zones. Contact: The
Manager, R.K's Security
Service, 125 Regent Road,
VACANCIES "Vacancies
for sawmill and forest
operations in Kwakwani -
experienced Band Saw
Operators, Crosscut Operators,
Forklift Operators, General
Workers, Tree Spotters, Line
Cutters/Compassman, Dozer
Operators, Skidder Operators,
Chainsaw Operators, Skidder &
Chainsaw Helpers, Tyre Repair
man, Welder and Logging
Truck Drivers, Accounts/
Inventory Clerk (Georgetown)
Security Guards (Georgetown).
Please send in application or
apply personally to Unamco
Industries Limited, 279 Forshaw
Street, Queenstown.
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel. 225-
7335, 227-4703, 225-7351.

LOCATED in Mahaica.
Interested person can call
231-4675 or 225-9407
CANAL No. 2 Polder -
double lot of 10 acres, near
Conservancy. 227-7734.
ONE land in Grove
Housing Scheme, with new
foundation. Contact phone #
Enterprise Gardens size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. #
626-3955, 222-3610.

130' x 60' on a corner in
$4.8M. Tel. 227-4040,
611-3866, 628-0796.
Tel. 220-9199, 621-7191.
LARGE plot of land -
Pattensen, Turkeyen. Space to
build 3 houses. Contact Mala -
SHADES and Shapes Land
for sale. Suitable for
commercial use in C/V. $18M.
TEL. 642-8725, 225 7540.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call 220-9675.
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: 612-0349.
Ocean View Hotel, 2n" Street
from Public Road. Parcel of land
- 40' x 120'. $4M. Tel. 225-3737.
LOTS 25 & 31 Letter Kenny
Public Road, Corentyne,
Berbice transported land with
old wooden building. Call M.
Sital 265-4434
TWO transported adja-
cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
18 080 sq ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-8am
and 8-10pm for details.
Meadow Bank $4.5M,
Friendship, EBD $12M, Supply,
EBD $20M, No.1 Polder $5M.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
HOPE, EBD public road
to river bank with active, 2-storey
general business $12.5M
(US$62 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email: y __
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location,
miles from V/Hoop Stelling.
Tel. # 225-7670 or 254-
0.68 ACRES land at
Yarrawkabra access to GPL,
water, creek side, Linden
Soesdyke Highway Road and
Timehrn, ust of both roads. Call
621-6209 or 227-4876, anytime.
320 ACRES of land suitable
for ranching, farming rice
located at Princes Carolina.
West Bank Dem. Land Melaine
Public Road 150 x 400.
Success Realty 223-6524.
transported, 250 acres front,
width 1 800, depth, L 800.
Ideal for wharf. $100 000 per
acre. Ederson's 226-5496.
COURTS $5.75M,
FOULIS 180' x 150L river side
- $14.75M, Gas Station Lumber
ard/Saw Mill. etc. TEL. 226-
148, 625-1624.
(NORTH) land/property with
pool, Happy Acres. Atlantic
Gardens, Lamaha Gardens,
Versailles (double lot) Duncan
St. $9.9M, Meadow Bank and
Highway lands (sand pit/resort),
Diamond 1 Lot $2.5M,
Section L C/ville 60' x 125,
Subryanville 60 x 110 $15M,
Ogle 72' x 290 $16M, 15
acres Central Mahaicony -
$20M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-

PHONE: 227-0928.
FURNISHED flat to let
overseas visitors. Telephone
KITTY 2-bedroom bottom
flat $35 000. Tel. 225-8088.
FURNISHED rooms at
Bachelor's Adventure, ECD.
Tel. 270-1214, Gloria.
1 3-BEDROOM top flat 16
Cuyuni St., Meadow Brook. Tel.
One-bedroom in Kitty -
$30 000 Call Shades and
Shapes Tel. 225-7540
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.

FURNISHED rooms for
single working male and
female. Tel. 627-8662.
ONE 3-bedroom bottom flat
apartment, fully grilled in Kitty.
Call 225-1276.
2-BEDROOM cottage
at 799 Westminster, Canal
#1, WBD. Contact # 615-
FULLY furnished 2-bedroom
air-conditioned house in Bel Air
Park. Call 225-8153.
3-BEDROOM house at 25
Middleton St., C/ville short
term. Contact 225-3383.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
apt. for overseas guest in
Craig St., C/ville. 223-1329.
2-BEDROOM upper flat
situated at 36 Bagotstown,
EBD $35 000. Tel. 225-
TORS. PHONE 225-9944
CORNER spot Lot 40
Russell St.. business and living
quarters for rent. Tel. 227-779T.
NEW 2-bedroom self
contained apartment, Bel Air
Park facing Duncan St. Tel.
2-BEDROOM furnished
apt. situated at 'L' Bel Air
Village, G/town US$600.
Tel. 225-1165.
._ .. ..... . .. . .^.... - -- - - - - - - - -- - - - - -
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
ussell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499.
1 B E D R O O M
APARTMENT. 91 Fifth Street,
Cummings Lodge. Call 222-
3613, 222-2966.
KITTY/Campbellville and
other areas -1 2 3-bedroom
furnished and unfurnished. 233-
ROOMS to let 26 Hill
St. Working couple/bachelor.
Contact Za eena at the above
FOUR-bedroom house at
47 Trotman St.,Golden
Grove, ECD. Contact phone
# 277-3567.
IN Nandy Park, semi-
furnished. 104 Collingswood
Ave., Nandy Park US$500.
Call 227-2027.
1 2-BEDROOM apartment -
bottom flat, Kitty. (8 am 4 pm
). Tel. 226-7755, after 223-8736.
TWO two-storey buildings
for residence or business in New
Market St. $85 000 mth. Call
ROOMS and apartments
for short term rental, from $4
000 daily/nightly. Call 227-
0902 or 227-3336.
127 FOURTH St.,
Alberttown. 3-bedroom back
house, unfurnished $35 000
including water. Tel. 227-7322.
1 3-BEDROOM upper flat
building located at 131 Suraj
Drive, Triumph, ECD. 220-
5173. 220-6245, 645-8090.
PRIME business and
residential properties to rent.
Call 267-2260. between the
hours of 7 and 11 am and 3 and
7 pm.
1- FLAT 3-bedroom house
to let la Grange, WBD, less than
1 minute from harbour Bridge.
Tel: 623-3576.
EXECUTIVE office situated
on United Nations Place
Stabroek, with telephone lines.
Tel. 226-7380.
CLIENT needs low and high
rentals in all areas. Call Albert
Walter 621-6209 or 227-4876,
GREIA large unfurnished,
five-bedroom concrete building
in Section 'K' C/ville. Price -
$125 000 monthly. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
GREIA large furnished,
two-storey building in Section 'K
C/ville US$700. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
LOOKING for a place to rent
residential or commercial. Call
Albert Walter 621-6209 or 227-
4876,_anytime .
ONE three-bedroom bottom
flat in residential area in
Georgetown to rent. You can call
during the day not at nights.
Phone 227-1275.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at
Garnett St., C/ville, G/town.
Contact Ms. Dee on 223-
1061 or 612-2677.
ONE three-bedroom top
flat, fully furnished wit
garage, overhead tank. Bel
Air Park. Tel. 225-8986, 277-
3814, 619-9972.
1 3-BEDROOM concrete
newly built house to rent -
Middle income standard at
Golden Grove, ECD. Call
255-3718, 259-0257.

One-bedroom in Kitty $30
000 Call Shades and Shapes
Tel. 225-7540.
BOTTOM flat apartment for
rent at LBI, ECD. Contact # 614-
TURKEYEN executive
4-bedroom house.
Unfurnished with all modern
facilities. Call 339-2236,
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
bedroom top flat with telephone.
K. S. Raghubir Agency. Office
225-0545; 614-5212.
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APT. houses and rooms
for students, singles and
Low Income earners. ($20
000 $35 000). Call 900-
8258, 900-8262.
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS).
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenstown. Secure area.
Suitable for single executive.
SPACIOUS, three-bedroom
upper flat in residential, area and
single rooms for students. Phone
SPACIOUS bottom flat 2-
bedroom, unfurnished, all
amenities, etc. Call 264-3002.
647-0261, 610-3117.
SEMI furnished apartment
S 230 Almond Street,
Queenstown, G/town. Price -
$40 000 $45 000. Tel. # 616-
8083 (James), 225-0287.
Shades and Shapes.
Furnished apts. suitable for
expats as low as US$300. Tel.
225-7540 642-8725. Suitable for
Shades & Shapes
Unfurnished apt. space suitable
for low-income clients in Kitty.
Queenstown, Prashad Nagar, Bel
Air Park. $40 000. Tel. 225-
ONE spacious top flat
apartment Second Street.
Grove Housing Scheme, outside
bathroom and toilet. Tel. # 222-
5541.. Mon. Fri. 9 am 5 pm.
FURNISHED & unfurnished
houses and flats Subryanville,
Lamaha Gdns, Bel Air Park etc,
etc. Prices from US$500. Sonja
- 225-7197, 623-2537.
SPACIOUS offices, centrally
located, Charlotte Street, near
King Street, Lacytown, furnished/
unfurnished. Tel 227-2312, 225-
5910 and 226-4420.
A furnished two-bedroom
concrete house situated Lamaha
Park. Parking space, big yard
space, light, water, hone. Price
- $60 000 neg. Call 223-3846,
furnished home, 3 master
bedrooms, hot and cold, MMC
security, telephone, parking, etc.
- US$850. fel. 231-4310, 618-
TUCVILLE 1-bedroom -
$18 000, 2-bedroom $28 000,
D'Andrade St. 3-bedroom $40
000, C/ville 2-bedroom $32
000 & $35 000 (parking), rooms -
$14 000. Call 231-6236.
OGLE.ECD residential,
vacant furnished setting/dining,
2 luxurious bedrooms, TV/AC.
phone $80 000 (US$400)
monthly. Ederson's 226-5496.
REGENT ST. one of
Georgetown central shopping
centre, available soon 3-storey
concrete and steel building, top
to bottom, fully AC. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
GREATER Georgetown -
vacant large corner store/shop.
Ideal for Chinese restaurant $70
000 monthly plus area for a tailor
shop $25 000 monthly.
Ederson's- 226-5496. Email:
HOUSES from US$500 -
Eccles unfurnished; US$500 -
Nandy Park; US$600 & US$700
- fully furnished, Section 'K':
US$850 Lamaha Gardens;
US$700 Bel Air Park, furnished.
Vanies Realty 270-4695, 643-
BUSINESS places. Regent
St. $100 000, Business Place.
Sheriff St. $100 000, Snackette
- $50 000, Beauty Salon $40
000, Internet Cafe $30 000,
Restaurant $100 000, Vreed-
en-Hoop $30 000. 225-0545.
ONE large shop was
Chinese Restaurant or for other
business. Also shop for tailor.
barber or other business. Sale for
parts HB Vauxhall Viva Princes
and Russell Sts. Phone 226-

ONE two-bedroom
unfurnished top flat, situated at
26 Seaforth Street,
Campbellville. Contact No. 227-
4008, after 12 noon.
ONE house for rent,
executive type home. Semi-
furnished, fully grilled. 4
bedrooms with 1 master room.
Located at Lot 3 Old Road, Ogle,
ECD. Call 622-6169, for more
bedroom house private $15
000 monthly. Tel. 220-7159,
ONE-BEDROOM apartment,
(bottom flat), suitable for couple
or single person. 60 Mc Doom,
EBD. Tel. 231-2743.

Prashad liagor USS500
Bet Air Park US1000
H,;,-.: with swniming pools.


LARGE spacious 3 flats
building centrally located,
excellent parking, or office,
restaurant.or hotel at 177
Waterloo, Street, S/
Cummingsburg. Phone 226-
5903 office, 226-6229 Res.
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty,
G/town), etc., bond C/ville etc.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.'
Eyeful Creative Agency:
Low-income real estate has
never been better. Call us for
all your one and two-bedroom
top and bottom flats, apartments
as low as $25 000. Call our
brokers. Tel. 900-8258, 900-
Shades and Shapes.
Exclusive houses in residential
areas: equipped with -enerator,
fully furnished, A/C, h,:, ,:,:i.]
yard space, easy transaction
suitable for diplomats. Prices as
low as US$1 200. Tel. 642-8725.
NEW concrete building
with (4) 2- bedroom
apartments with toilet and
bath, parkingspyace $25 000
monthly. AATriumph, ECD
working person only. Contact
Miss Grant at 220-3173, 9 am
to 6 pm.
Shades & Shapes.
Attention: Business oriented
renters we stock commercial
properties suitable for all natures
of businesses in Central
Georgetown East Coast, etc.
TEL. 642-8725. 225 7540
ONE top flat with three
bedrooms and garage, water
tanks installed. Howes St.,
Charlestown. Tel. 226-1534,
between 6 pm.. & 8pm.
APT. US$500, office
space executive properties
- US$1 500. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-5198.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$00000 per day. Call
231- 429, 622-5776
Happy Acres, Ogle, executive
houses from US$600 to
US$1 500. Enguiries pls call
- 624-6527/220-7021.
SEMI furnished residential
family property. Big Gardens.
Secure, hot/cold, a/c room.
All self-contained. Shades &
Shapes. 642-8725.
FURNISHED apartments/
rooms from US$35 US$50 per
night. Long term available also.
Queenstown, G/town. Tel. 624-
LOT 1 First St., Industry 2-
bedroom bottom flat apt. toilet
and bath water tank, etc.
Contact Singh, the above
address. 10 am 6 pm.
1 3-BEDROOM apt. -
ownstairs with built-in closets.
35 000. 2 months plus security
deposit. Tel. 231-2167. Sun.
Fri. 4pm 8 pm.
FULLY furnished three-
bedroom top flat in Kitty with
A/C, hot/cold, with parking
space tel etc. Call 642-
OFFICE space to rent over
3 300 sq. ft. Queenstown. G/
town. Telephone & lots of
parking space. Price
negotiable. Call 624-4225.
FURNISHED 2-bedroom
apt. Ideal for a couple or single
person US$500 per mth and
US$25 per day. Call 227-3546
or 609-4129.
one secure three (3)-bedroom
apartment, (bottom flat). Ideal
for working couple/small
family $35 000 per month.
Tel. 621-3438.
QUEENSTOWN. fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent.
Suitable for overseas visitors on
short term basis. Tel # 226-

TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp
Street for Airline, Salon,
Real Estate, Advertising
Agency, Office or any other
business. Contact Samad.
Tel. 225-5026.
EXECUTIVE apts. and
houses, furniche and
unfurnished -11 I!450 to
US$3 000: 1-bedroom apt.
furnished in Queenstown -
US$400 (neg.). Call us on 225-
SHORT and long-term
fully furnished apts.
suitable for overseas visitors
- in residential areas:
Queenstown, Bel Air Park,
Lamaha Gdns. etc. Call:
Shades & Shapes 642-8725.
218-0392, 648-7504, 218-
0287, 645-7705.
LARGE concrete bond
suitable for factory,
packaging or processing
plant, etc. Fully secure with
entrance for container. R.
Bacchus, Mc Doom Public
Road, next to Post:office.
Tel. 226-1903.
rental of properties.
apartments large office
building, bond space, business
premises and many ,more.
Prices from $40 000 to US$2
500. Tel. 225-9780, cell 613-
PRASHAD Nagar two-
storey seven rooms with
garage, unfurnished, other
various prices from $30 000
to US$2 500. Roberts
Realty 227-7627 Office
227-3768 Home, 644-2099
- cell.
COMING from overseas
or Caribbean countries for
holiday long term short term
stay. Call or check out rates,
accommodation area.
Sunflower Hotel or other
homely apartments. 223-
2173 or 225-3817. Ask for
85 PRINCE William
Street, Plaisance. 2 bedrooms,
top $25 000, 2 bedrooms,
bottom $20 000. Call 218-
0192 or 646-7377.
ONE furnished executive
house in Nandy Park: one
Lnfurnished house in Meadow
Brook; one business places to
rent, South Road and King
Sts.; Business place, Kitty
Public Road. Success Realty
- 223-6524, 628-0747.
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.
bedroom apartment, furnished
- US$900 and 2-bedroom -
US$700. PLUS: large 8-
bedroom with pool. full
furnished US$5 000. LE
bedroom home on an acre of
land. unfurnished US$600.
apartment furnished -
US$700 and a 1-bedroom
furnished US$400 and lots
more all over. Call 226-7128.
615-6124. ABSOLUTE
storey 3-bedroom
unfurnished house in
EXCELLENT condition,
large yard space,
electronic security system,
fully grilled, parking
space, overhead tank and
air-conditioning. For
further information and
viewing, call 613-3844 or
us for prompt efficient
professional and easy
transaction into your new
homes Rental, Sale or
Commercial properties. Listing
in areas: EXCLUSIVE: Bel Air
Park US$1 000 US$5 000;
Bel Air Springs US$1 700 -
US$3 000; GuySuCo Gardens
- US$1 200; Subryanville -
US$3 000; Eccles- US$1 000;
Section K US$1 500. Many
others furnished apt. as low as
US$500. Call 642-8725,225-
COMPANIES fully furnished
& unfurnished houses and
apartments Le Ressouvenir
(with pool), Section K' C/ville
(2) apts. US$700 & US$600
respectively or whole house
US$1 300; furnished house
Sect. 'M' C/ville US$1 500;
Queenstown huge property
residence/office, etc.
Diamond. EBD. beautiful
furnished residence US$1
500. TEL. 226-8148, 625-

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K. R. AGENCY # 616-
0905, 622-9081. Executive
houses in Bel Air Park, P/Nagar,
Lamaha Gardens and tow
income rentals from $35 000
Bel Air Park $50 000, Garnett
Street $60 000, New Market
Street, Atlantic Gardens -
whole house $80 000,
Queenstown, Subryanville, Bel
Air Village, Eccles, Caricom
Gardens US$1 500, Lamaha
Gardens, others. BUSINESS:
Vlissengen Road, Garnett St.,
Camp, Regent, Robb,
Brickdam, North Road others.
Land for sale from $1M up.
Houses for sale from $2.5M
0807, 225-0809, 664-1912.
Email: Vishnu@ehang/
- 227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866, 642-4680. TO LET. P/
Nagar- US$700, Republic Park
- 1US$1 500, Bel Air New Haven
- US$2 000, P/Nagar $60 000
- $100 000, Subryanville -
US$750 US$800, Camp St.
- US$400 US$6 000, Bel Air
Park US$600, Atlantic
Gardens US$1 000,
Continental Park US$1 200,
Berbice US$1 000,
Queenstown US$ 1 000,
Alberttown US$500, Sect. 'K'
C/ville US$900, Cummings
St. US$3 000, Princes &
Russell Sts. $90 000,
Charlestown US$800,
Carmichael St. US$700, High
St US$4 500, Brickdam -
US$1 000 US$5 000, Church
St. US$5 000. Waterloo St. -
$220 000 North Road US$1
500. Hadfield St. US$1 500.
KITTY $32 000; C/ville
- $45 000; D'URBAN
BACKLAND, furnished $90
000: Happy Acres US$600;
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.
Kingston, Main Street, Church
Street, High Street, New Market
Street, Barr Street. Bel Air Park.
Robb, Sheriff, Croal, others.
Georgetown, East Coast,
Lombard, others. LAND FOR
SALE Oleander Gardens, 130
x 90 feet $16.5M; Happy Acres,
Atlantic Gardens, Bel Air Park -
$16.5M, others. MENTORE
SINGH REALTY- 225-1017, 623-
6136 OR 64 Main and Middle
Streets, Georgetown. ___.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-
4470. Email:
(office/residence) LS$2 500;
New Haven, New Garden -
US$600; Bel Air Park US$2
000/US$700; Queenstown -
US$2 000/US$1 000/US$1
500/US$800; Subryanville -
US$700/US$1 000; Kitty -
US$750 (F/F)/US$500 (F/F);
New Market $80 000;
Carmichael St. $60 000;
Caricom/GuySuCo Gardens -
US$1.500; Campbellville -
US$2 000. EAST BANK: Eccles
'AA' (F/F) US$2 000; Diamond
-/US$1 500; Republic Park -
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.

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
BEL Air Springs and
Ogle Air Strip Road. TEL.
# 611-0315, GANESH.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price negotiable.
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
5739 _
PROPERTY for sale by
owner. Two-storey concrete
building, Bel Air Park. Tel. No.

DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
ard, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
storey property with 4
bedrooms (empty lot next to
property). Contact Bibi at 220-

PROPERTY for sale by
owner. Two-storey concrete
building, Bel Air Park. Tel. No.
2415, 619-8393, 662-6979,
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
2-STOREY, 3-bedroom,
wooden and concrete house .
Newly built, unpainted. Lot 28
Q Pigeon Island, ECD.
Contact # 220-0114.
building located in Triumph
Backlands on large plot of
land. Make an offer. Must be
sold. Call 220-6586.
BARRACK ST., Kingston,
opp. Peace Corp. Building. Ideal
for any type of businesses. Plenty
yard space. Tel. 609-8834, 227-
neg., Kingston (Barrack St.) -
$1 M, Charlotte St. (business) -
$25M. Tel. No. 226-5999.
1 2-flat property situated at
86 Ituni St., Bel Air Park. Price -
G$15M neg. Call 225-9629,
between 8 am and 5 pm. No
agents please.
building suitable for residence
and business with land
measuring 120 ft. by 30 ft.
Telephone 225-0545, 642-0636.
CLIENTS need properties in
all counties high priced as well
as low priced. Call Albert Walter
- 621-6209 or 227-4876,
- South R/Park; $12M & $14M -
Prashad Nagar; $10.5M -
Middleton St., C/ville; $25M -
Charlotte & New Garden Streets;
$25M Blygezight Gardens and
much more.anies Realty 643-
1695, 270-4695, after 6 pm.
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,
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.
vacant 1 year-old 2-storey, 2-
family building, top/bottom, 2
luxurious bedrooms, parking -
$9.5M (US$47 000). Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
ECCLES, EBD vacant large
bond, 6 000 sq. ft by 25 height
can store 40 40-ft. containers -
$50M(US$250 000). If qualified,
move in tomorrow. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
OVERSEAS/local owners of
buildings we have general
management services paying
bills, rates/taxes. Ederson s -
226-5496. Email:
ROBB ST., near Bourda
Market, vacant 2-storey concrete
building 40' x 88', land 50'
x 100'. Ideal top/bottom bond -
$40M (US$200 000). Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
vacant 3-storey 6 luxurious
bedrooms/offices for insurance.
Ideal 4-storey computer school,
etc. $50M neg. (US$250 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
BEL AIR PARK vacant 2-
storey concrete 5-bedroom
Hollywood designed mansion -
$26M(US$130 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496. Email:
concrete & wood 2-storey split-
level ranch type 2 2 luxurious
bedrooms $22.5M (US$112 000)
neg. Ederson's 226-5496.

2 CONCRETE three-storey
buildings; 2 concrete & wooden
3-storey; 1 concrete and wooden
2-storey. Price US$2.5M. Tel.
226-1462. Lot 223/224
Wellington & South Sts.
- vacant 95% unfinished all
concrete 2-storey, top 3-
bedroom, bottom large area -
$5.5M (US$27 000). Ederson's
- 226-5496. Email:
GIFT Leopold near, Smyth
St. vacant 2-storey concrete &
wooden building, Hollywood
designed 3-bedroom, bottom 2 2-
bedroom apartments self-
contained $5.5M, US$27 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ECCLES Public Rd. vacant
2-storey concrete double lots.
Ideal for gas station $21M
(US$105 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
URGENTLY needed -
commercial, residential buildings
for sale/rent Regent St., Robb
St., North Rd., Church St.,
Vlissengen Rd., others.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ALANTIC Gardens vacant
new 2-storey ranch type mansion,
2 huge houses, fruits trees,
swimming pool 3, 4 $26M
(US$130 00). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
ECCLES Public Rd. vacant
2-storey building on 3 large house
lots. Ideal for gas station or $21 M
(US$105 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
GIFT Republic Park -
residential 2-storey 4-bedroom
mansion, 3 house lots, area for
swimming pool $21.5M (US$102
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Garden -
vacant 2-storey concrete &
wooden 3-bedroom mansion,
fully grilled, garage $7.5M
(US$37 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
HOUSE & land at 38 Public
Rd., La Grange $5M. Contact
Ms. Khan 263-5267. 660-7924.
Also 2 large house lots, one with
house at De Kenderen, WCD -
$1.2M & $1.6M. Good bargain.
flat 4 bedrooms, including master,
kitchen, dining, toilet bath,
bottom 2-bedroom apartment.
Telephone, hot and cold, parking,
security, house 30 ft. x 52 ft.,
land 50 ft x 110 ft. Tel. 231-
4310, 618-7895.
GREIA Triumph, ECD $7M;
South Ruimveldt $7M;
Newtown, Kitty $6M; Upper
D'Urban St. $12M; Alberttown -
$7M; Craig, EBD $4M; Diamond,
EBD $3 4M, Leonora, WBD -
$12M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
FOREIGN/local investors -
invest wisely in real estate,
Ederson has 3-storey steel &
concrete building, Georgetown
business centre, if divided into 40
mini malls, average monthly
income $5M, yearly $60M
(US$300 000). Note investing
millions in gold/diamond in
interior-malarla/TB/HIV and
other diseases. Call us now.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
SHERIFF ST. transported
vacant top 2-storey concrete &
wooden building, 3 large
bedrooms or offices with modern
convenience/bottom floor 3
large bedrooms or offices, back -
area for building 40' x 50'. Ideal
storage bond 40 40-ft. containers/
or swimming & other game/land -
60' x 7 200 sq. ft. $39M (US$195
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
REGENT, near Camp St. -
vacant possession of any store/
mini malls, in the storey, steel/
concrete general store. If divided
you can have 100 hundred or
more mini malls, money
exchange/travel/internet cafe/
general shopping/shoes/clothing/
fastfood international restaurant.
Daily income $1M (US$500 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
FOREIGN/Local investors -
invest intelligently, so your money
invested wisely, yearly income
will be millions. Ederson Realty
has 3-storey concrete & steel
building, if divided in mini malls.
Have yours 24 hours banking, post
office/shipping/customs & money
cinema/travel tourist, will not get
lost, will helpful security officer
as guides. Ederson's 226-5496.

HOUSE & land Lot M23
Chateau Margot, ECD. Price
negotiable. Tel. 220-4696.
OLEANDER Gdns, Bel Air
Park. Subryanville, Regent Rd.,
Robb St. Bel Air Gdons., etc.
Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537.
OVERSEAS/Local doctor -
vacant new hospital, 1 block
long, 75 width. Can be general
hospital. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
HOUSES for sale -
giveaway price 2 newly built
concrete houses with going
business in one lot $1.5
million. Lot 573 Zeelgot North
Scheme 627-4496, Julie.
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits (2) families.
Property investor land 48
x 141 worth viewing. Mrs. Y.
Wilson 226-2650, 229-
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.
227-6993. --
BUSINESS property for sale
or rent 5 A Garnett Street,
Newtown, Kitty. Once Seatown
Restaurant & Hardware business.
Phone 227-6004. Preferably
Fast Food, Like Royal Castle,
Popeye, KFC, NP, etc.
ONE two-flat concrete
and wooden five-bedroom
building in good location.
Bourda $16M; one sawmill
operation complete with
equipment on large land by
riverside with own
transformers $50M. Wills
Realty 227-2612, 627-
FOR sale by owner Lot
8 West Ruimveldt between
Fire Station and BACIF, on
Front Road, West Ruimveldt -
one total concrete structure.
No hold, no down payment
done yet. Contact owner.
Avoid lies. 226-7494. Dim.
Land 8 000 so. ft. Building
- 5,834.55 sq. ft.
- 227-4040 628-0796, 642-
4680, 611-3866. Properties
for sale. Bel Air Spring -
$55M, Bel Air Park $24 -
48M, Sheriff St. $13M
$60M, Lime St. $80M.
Avenue of Republic
US$1.5M US$2.5M.
3-BEDROOM house and
land in Friendship, Public Rd.
One executive 3-bedroom
house in Friendship, East Bank
Dem. Public Rd.. two lots. One
executive house for sale in
Happy Acres, house for sale in
Norton St. $3.M. House for
sale, Princes St. $3M.
Success Realty 223-6524,
brand new 5-bedroom, 2-
storeyed concrete building for
sale. All conveniences
included. Water, electricity,
telephone, parking for 2
vehicles, fully grilled 2 toilets
& baths, storeroom, lacquered
floor upstairs, tiled downstairs
modern kitchen veranda, yard
space. Contact Eddie. Tel. 611-
8912, 227-3788.
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete 4- bedroom house,
South Ruimveldt Gardens .
Contact Ronald on 662-5033 or
Samantha on 624-1370. No
reasonable offer refused.
Vacant possession.
property, Happy Acres $35M
neg.; Subryanville- huge
property on double lot $50M;
huge concrete property,
Bonesika St., Sect K', C/ville -
$22M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
1624. .........
TRIPLE lots in Alberttown,
business and large house front
building measuring, 30 ft. x 60
ft.. front building earns average
US$1 000 month, back building,
equipped with all modern
features, wall- to-wall carpet,
fully AC (7 AC unit), large
verandah, bar, fully grilled and
lots more. Must see to
appreciate. Price neg. Space to
park 12 cars. Phone 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
REGENT ST. $35M. Robb St
massive concrete structure, Le
Ressouvenir (pool), Happy Acres
- $13M & $35M, Atlantic
Gardens $16.5M & $45M, (on
3 Lots), Industry $8.5M, Ogle -
290' x 72', GuySuCo Gardens,
Bel Air, Village, Blygezight -
$10.5M & $20M, (double lot).
Subryanville $14.75M & $50M,
(double lot), Section 'K' $7M
& $10.5M, Campbell Ave., C/
ville $20M, land 60' x 120'.
Triumph $8.5M, Mon Repos -
$8.5M, Eccles BB $7.5M,
Grove, Parika. TEL. 226-8148,

3-BEDROOM concrete and
wooden house, 133 Vigilance
South, ECD $6.5M neg. Contact
No. 256-3658, 626-2317.
ONE three-storey building -
33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal or
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. _
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. .......................
BEL AIR PARK no repair
- $30M, Prashad Nagar -
$15M, Eccles $21M,
Atlantic Gardens, double
lots $15M, Brickdam -
$30.5M, New Amsterdam -
10.5M Shamrock Garden,
land 100-ft. 100-ft $7.5M,
Regent St -$100M, Water
Street, finishing complex -
$60M Atlantic Gds $7.5M.
Call Vish Realty 225-9780,
Beautiful 5- bedroom
mansion, with well cared
grounds $95M. ECCLES:
Public road massive 4-
bedroom 2-flat with bond etc.
Large 2-flat on an acre of land
- $30M. PARIKA: 275 acres of
land $140M, REGENT
STREET: Large 5-storey
business US$-850 000 and
lots more all over. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY. "The Home of Better
SOUTH Ruimveldt
Gardens three-bedroom -
$11.5M neg.; Aubrey Barker
Road, double with 5-bedroom
property $16.5MM two-family
property wood and concrete -
12.5M neg.; D'Urban Street,
wooden two-storey carrying
land 40 x 150 $12M 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.
HIGH St., Charlestown,
property on land 31' x 80' -
$18M; one two-flat concrete
building on large land,
Nismes, WBD; one two-flat
concrete building in process of
extension, Queenstown $9M;
two house lots 80' x 113' -
LBI $6M each; one three (3)-
bedroom concrete and
wooden house on 14 000 sq.
ft. land, LBI $18M; one three
(3)- storeyed wooden and
concrete building in good
condition, W/Rust $28M neg.;
one four-bedroom executive
house, Bel Air Park $28M;
one four (4)-bedroom concrete
house, semi-split level
building on large land (9,700
sq. ft.) Republic Pk. $22M
neg.; one five (5)-bedroom
concrete and wooden building
on double lot Atlantic Gardens
- $20M; one two-bedroom
wooden cottage in need
repairs St Stephens St.,
Charlestown $2.8M; one
three-bedroom concrete
building on one 1 acre land,
Land of Canaan $15M; one
large property in High Street,
Kingston $125M: one
concrete building two-
bedroom on large land. Canal
No. 2 WBD $6M. Wills Realty
- 227-2612, 627-8314.
- 227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866, 642-4680. Properties
for sale Triumph, ECD -
$9M South R/veldt $11M -
$17M, UG Gardens -
US$1.3M, Regent -
US$1.6M Republic Park,
EBD $3 5M North Road -
$35M $391, Thomas St. -
45M, Bel Air Gdns. $90M
- $100M, New Providence -
$75M, Bel Air Park $24M -
US$6M, Ogle $75M,
Lamaha Gdns. $17M -
$45M, Sec. 'K', C Iville -
23M, Broad & High Sts. -
45M, Croal St. 42M,
Atlantic Gdns $15M,
Mahaica $10M. Nandy
Park $10M, Earl's Court,
LBI $21M, Mon Repos,
ECD $9M, Kitty $9M -
$48M, Sheriff St. $38M,
$65M, Banks Park $47M
Courida Park US$500 00o
- US$1M, Ave. of Republic
- $1.5M US$2.5M, P/
Nagar $14.5M US$40M,
Queenstown $22M -
US$400 000, Bel Air Park -
US$1M, Main St. $120M,
High St., Kingston $100M,
Alexander Village $25M,
Brickdam $40M -$150M,
Pike St., Kitty.

- 2-storey fully concreted
house 5 bedrooms, 2 full
bathrooms, American
fixture faucet, sink, toilet,
cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in
wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage,
front view to Public Road.
Lot 6 Nandy Park, EBD.
Interested person only to
call. Day 226-7806;
evening 225-8410.

Subryanville $15 M
Lamaha Gardens- S15M
Prashad Nagar S13 M


TODAY". # 227-1988, 270-
4470, 623-6431. E-mail:
Alberttown $12M- Bel Air
Park $28M/$16M;
Bly eight Gardens
$20"M; Campbellville -
$15M/$30M Middle Street
- $35M/$55M; Carmichael
Street $28M; D'Urban St.
- $18M; East Street/New
Market St. $18M/$11M
ubranville $30M/
25M; Queenstown -
12M; Kitty $17M/$15M/
12M; Vlissen en Road -
35M; Sheriff Street -
respect 12M; Eccles
AA' $32M/$25M; Eccles
'CC' $12M/$18M;
Diamond (executive) -
50M; Grove (business) -
18M$12M; Nandy Park -
20M; Friendship- road
to river $15M. WEST
BANK/COAST: Canal No. 1
- $11M; Roraima Trust -
$12M; Stewartville -
$12M; Parika $120M;
(commercial), Vreed-en-
Hoop $13M/$25M. EAST
COAST: Atlantic Gardens -
Bee Hive $15M; Better
Hope $7M; Courbane
Park $6.5M; Kersaint
Park/Good Hope $7M/
15M; Imax Gardens -
8M/$ 6M/$5M; Lusianan -
12M/$5.5M/$. 2M,
Triumph, Mon Repos
(Blocks $6M Non Pariel
- $12M/$8M/$6M/$5M/
$4M Success $5M Sect.
'C' nterprise 14M/
i10M; Earl's Court (LBI) -
10M; Triumph $8M/
18MM Foulis/Enmore
7M/$8M; Mahaica (
going business) $50M;
GuyS SuCo/Carlcom
Gardens $50M. Good
Hope, executive- $26M,
Kingston $15M, Ogle
with pool $7 0M.
Settlement $8M
(business), New
Amsterdam. All prices

290 TRACTOR selling
for parts. Tel. 621-0694,
SALE. TEL: #611-0881
1 75 Hp Outboard like
brand new prices to go. Tel.
1 DOBERMAN, male,
fully grown. Contact 256-
HOUSEHOLD furniture
bargain prices. Telephone 227-
1 4180 GALLON fuel/
water tank. Ideal for fitting
on truck. Tel. 641-0549.
1 BRAND new in box
EZ up tent 10 x 10. 225-
5029, 227-3571. 227-
1 200 Hp outboard
engine Yamaha. Tel. #
662-6424, 662-6790, 662-
enticing French and
American lingerie. Call
225-4495 or 626-3178.
gowns NOT at designer
prices. Limited quantity
available. Call 629-4325.
LAB equipment full
works to start a lab and 1
Yamaha generator 2 600
watts. Tel. 225-3199.
1 LISTER 2000 watts
generator, air cool, diesel
engine. Contact 641-1747.
ONE large Kenmore
Fridge and other household.
Items excellent condition. Tel.
# 227-1718.

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CARINA AT 170 parts
doors, engine, lights,
suspension, etc. 265-5876.
SALE new Moto V3
RAZR1Magent -$50 000, 1 BIk
$48 000. Call Wesle Andy at
ONE 40-feet container -
panelled wall. AC space,
metal flooring. Contac 617-
1595 or 444-3287.
STALL for sale located
at Section 3 Stabroek
Market. Stall # 16. Contact
Tel. # 269-0428.
LAPTOPS, Digital
cameras video projectors,
keyboards. guitars, DVD
recorders, flat screens, etc. 226-
ONE 40 Hp Mercury
outboard engine, excellent
condition. Price $700 000.
Phone 223-9709. 265-6180.
% TON Ford Truck,
enclosed, parts for Mercedes
200 series, engine &
transmission for minibus.
Call 227-7777.
2 UPRIGHT, double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.), 1
Coco Cola Cooler, 1 warmer.
Tel. 627-8749 or 223-3024.
ONE brand new
computer with CD Burner,
CD Walkmans, car stereo
and DVD Player. Contact
225-4112, 626-9264.
EARTH for sale. Contact
229-2520, 612-4059, 621-
2160. Delivery on spot. We
also excavating land
grading and levelling.
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups -
weeks old, fully
vaccinated & dewormed
15 000 each. Tel.
229-6527, 610-8071.
permanent crops on Island
with transferable 50 years
Lease, in Essequibo. Great
Tourism Potentials. Tel. 260-
ONE refrigerator, 2-door,
(large), black, no frost, GE.
Excellent condition.
Reasonable cost. Call Anthony
- 625-7090.
AC UNITS brand new,
5 000 150 BTU, Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at
613-3319 or 226-7973.
Going reasonable.
1 14-FT. Dump trailer 20-
ft. Cane trailer. 1 shed new
4-Dish TaTu plough and
back blade. Tel. 254-0373,
CLIENTS have properties
in all counties for sale -
residential and commercial.
Call Albert Walter 227-4876,
1 SECOND hand English
made 2 Hp single phase
240V motor. M. Khan, 318
Back Street, Better Hope,
ECD. Tel. 619-5123.
STALLS located at
Bourda Green, in busy area
at affordable prices $250
000, etc. or rent at $16 000.
Contact # 641-1252, 218-
1 CANON BJC 6100
model printer, in good
working condition. SoTd at
$36 000, had cost $50 000.
Phone 227-6421 Fraser.
ZENITH 42" Plasma TV,
Philips 64" flat screen TV,
Bose 321 Home
Entertainment System
Series Two. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 641-2634.
JOHN Deere 30 KVA
diesel generator like new,
Lovson 10 Hp engine, large
compressor with ank, large
grinding machine with
stones. 226-4177, 225-2319,
1 BUFFET and hutch 7-pc
dinette set, 2 corner tables, 1
centre table. All American-
made. Immaculate condition.
Owner leaving country. Phone
275-0041, 09:00 hrs to 20:00
JUST arrived from the UK
are 4 and 6-cylinder Perkins
Engines. Lister Engine and
Hydraulic Power Packs
portable welding plants and
generator. Contact Tel. #
220-2034 or # 220-1787.
5-HEAD 6" width
planer $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-
double beds, 4 ordinary
sewing machines, 1 heavy
duty sewing machine,
divider, 1 cabinet, 1 floor
model gas stove, 1 Daewoo
frid e,2 20" TVs. Tel. 621-
0055, 625-2883, 222-2300.

BODY parts AT 170, AT
150, AE 91 EE 96, EP 71, EP
82, FB 12, FB 13, ST 182, SV
22, engines transmissions 5 A,
4A 4E, 3S, 4S. Tel. 227-
WEDDING Dresses to make
you look like a star. Direct from
he US, at half the price -
US$350. Lay-away possible.
Forget the hassle. Call 222-
396 .. ............-.-- .. . .. . ......

One 2000 Model Nissan
With Twin Cam,
Crystal Lights, Security
Alarm, Two Side Air Bag,
Fully Powered With Only
31,000km. Next To New
P.220t-27IWO 1

TWO-Door English Ford
Sports car shell in perfect
condition and Toyota Cressida
car. Reasonable offer. Contact
Office hours 8.30 to 4.30.
Telephone No. 225-1911.
tarpaulins 12' x 20'.
Contact A.R.K. Enterprise
The Container House 17i
Lombard Street. Tel. 227-
3580, 225-7332, 225-9412.
JUST off wharf Kenworth
tractor unit and 40-ton
detachable low boy trailer
Powered by a 3406 TA
aterpllar engine, 425 Hp.
Both items are in immaculate
condition. Must see to
a appreciate. Call 218-3899,
623-1003, 218-1469.
1 STENNER band saw
6", 1 Meber band saw 3", 1
Hyster forklift (gasoline), 1
VVadkin 5-head moulder, 1
surface, table router
compressor, mortiser, drill
press, broom stick machine
sharpener, grinders, flat
blades, slotted knives
Profile cutters ($50 000 and
up), 2 small band saws. Tel.
270-6460, 644-0150.
JUST arrived Caterpillar 3406,
Perkins 63544, Cummins 855
- 230 Hp, Detroit diesel 671,
8V 92 Marine 350 Hp, Atlas air
compressor to work jack hammer
has Deutz engine, Bob cat types
- 12 x 16.5, Honda 2 500Psi
pressure washers also in stock lots
of engine and transmission parts
for Caterpillar 3306 & 3304, lots
of seal kits available for Clark
skidders & 518 & 528 Cat
skidders. We specialise in all
heavy duty diesel engine
overhauls. All workmanship is
back by a six months warranty.
Call 218-3899, 623-1003, 218-
1 6-INCH ioiner, 110 240V
on bench $45 000, 1 skill mitre
adjustable saw, 110v $35 00,
1 hand cross cut saw, 110 v -
$15 000, 1 larqe heavy duty
bench grinder, 110 v $25 000,
edge sander 110v- 40 v on
stan $45 00 1 electric chain
saw, 110 v $500001 Yale %
ton chain hoist -25 000 1
vacuum cleaner industrial and
commercial for cleaning floor
carpet, 110 v with large dust
bag on wheels $35 000, USA
Model, 2 45-gallon drums
concrete hardener used to
harden concrete fast or hollow
blocks both $100 000 or $1
500 per gallon, 1 4-feet
aluminium platform ladder to
do cleaning $10 000, 6
aluminium canisters close
very tight for storage of
moley and gums and armnmo
and tools 3 x 2 x 12 $10
000 3 x 2 x 15 $15000 3
x 2 x 12 $18 000, USA
Model, 1 110 240V
pressure water pump
complete with pressure tank
and switch $40 000, 12
private Oxygen bottles, no
rent paid $20 000 each
1 new in box 18 000 BTU
Peak Split Unit Remote, 240
V $100 000, 1 new 16 feet
aluminium ladder in 8 feet
halves, Mexican made $25
000, 1 large General Electric
stand up freezer 110 v in
excellent condition $100
000, 1 new large light Blue
fibreglass tub $35 00, 3 new
fire extinguishers in box $10
000 each, 100 new good year
truck liners, size 20 $1 000
each, 1 new complete
imported Satellite Dish Stand
large $100 000, 1 Xerox 5028
copier needs servicing 240v
on stand 100 000 metal
four-drawer used filing
cabinets at $20 000 each,
2 new executive writing
desk chairs in box $25 000
1 2000 watts transformer
step down and step up, 110
- 240 $15 000. Owner
leaving. 621-4928.

LISTER engine &
generator water cool & air
cool, 9.5 KVA, 110/220V. 330
& 500' Bedford engine
(Turbo), differential, TL n-ton
Chassis and many more. Call
television, 1 white
Westinghouse double door
fridge, 1 Whirlpool chest
freezer, 1 Chester drawers.
Contact 226-0616, 170
Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty.
PUPPIES for sale-
Rottweiler and German
Shepherd (mixed) vaccinated
and dewormed. Contact Dr. Mc
Lean on telephone no. 226-3592
or 227-0117 or 223-0754.
ONE 2 500 watts, low
noise Yamaha generator -
$130 000. One arber shop
hydraulic chair $60 000 and
one Peak 12 000 BTU
Window A/C $60 000. Call
226-1769, 612-3607.
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle
next to new; amplifier;
truck pump; 1 battery
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
587 6.. _..
SKY Universal,
authorized dealer for the
best offer in Phillips digital
dish. View up to 125
channels including Pay Per
View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel.
231-6093, 227-1151
BRAND new European
washing machine, possibility
to programme, differed start -
five speeded, spin dryer till
1200 twin/min, 2300 watts,
compatible with 50Hz 230V.
Tel. 647-2549, 218-0287.
ONE Whirlpool washing
machine and one white
Westinghouse dryer, both in
excellent working condition.
Asking $110 000 for both.
Also one Samsung
microwave. Call NIZAAM at
220-4647 or 624-0736.
diesel engine with twin disc
pto on bed, ood general
conditi' on $1.25M. 4H ft.
steel pontoon EX 12" diesel
with 15 x 28 ft. purple heart
sluice $0.5M. Located
Middle Mazaruni. Call 223-
1 Ford F 150, 1 285
Massev Ferguson Tractor, 2
Portable welder (1 gasoline
& 1 diesel), 1 bobcat, 1 -
100 KVA alternator &
transformer 1 Cummings
engine. Call 225-7332 or



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68 Robb Street,
Lacytown, G/t.
(Nut Centre Buildini
227-7677 624-840

1 AT 170 CARINA mags,
spoiler, music, AC. Call 220-
2047, 645-0404.
1 AE 100 COROLLA- clean
car, excellent condition. Price -
$1.2M. Call 628-7737.
ONE Toyota AT 170, in good
condition, AC, CD Player, etc.
Tel. 660-7574.
FORD Tow truck,
electrical work. 624-8402
ONE Toyota Tundra2 F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
1 DIAHATSU Diesel 4 x
4 Jeep, 4 WD. Tel. 644-
TOYOTA Carina AT 170,
fully powered. Tel. 628-
Model M truck. Tel:
ONE refrigerated truck
GFF series. Gall Tel. # 623-
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
- 15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel.
# 642-5899.

1 AT 170 CARINA, fully
powered, private $700 000
neg. Contact 22_5-8869.
1 TOYOTA 4X4 Hilux,
automatic. Price negotiable.
Contact cell # 623-4383.
RZ minibus Long base,
BHH series, music, mags &
alarm. Tel. 615-3862.
Corolla, working condition.
Reasonable priced. Call
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
EFI spoil, windbreaker, crystal
lights, AC. Tel. 233-5145.
1 JEEP Wrangler excellent
condition for sale. 1 Jeep
Wrangler shell. Tel. 625-1188:
..------ ------------- --------*.......^^ ....-.--. ^ .. .
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon. Like new, must be
seen. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville.
1 RZ long base mini
bus, working condition
mags, music etc. $90d
000 Call 265-3989.
ONE RAV-4 2002 F 150
Sports, 4-door, 6-cvlinder
fully loaded $3.2M. Call
120Y DATSUN excellent
condition broad rims
spoiler. Tel. 259-0836, 622-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab 4 x 4, PFF series, in very
good condition. Contact 335-
6034, 618-2873.
1 USED Toyota Hilux
pickup long tray GHH series
diesel engine. Contact Tel. .
220-2034, 220-1787.
ONE Toyota Ceres, fully
loaded, one owner. Well
maintained. Call 642-0682,
618-7179, 254-0550.
TOYOTA Carina Wagon,
PFF series, stick gear -5-
forward, back wheel drive. One
owner. 231-0283, 612-9046.
series, YN 130 fully
powered, AC automatic -
2.3 million. Call 276-0313,
626-1141, Shahab.
1 AIR brushed Toyota
Celica, 17" chrome rims
pioneer system, 1 KE 7d
Corolla. Tel. No. 220-8885,
647-3322. Owner leaving.
TOYOTA Tundra. 2000
model, fully loaded GJJ series
- $4.2 million. Call 276-0313,
626-1141, Shahab.
and PHH series. All in
immaculate condition. Prices
from $2.7M neg. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141, Shahab.
1 HOND CRV PHH series,
in immaculate condition -
$2.8 million neg. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141, Shahab.
3.3....6-.^ .. -.1.1..4.1.. .S _. a .-- .....-
series, first owner, never in
hire $1 350 000 ne. Call
276-0313, 626-1141, Shahab.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (new
model) PHH series in
immaculate condition $6.8
million neg. Call 276-0313,
626-1141, hahab.
FORD F 150 JJ series,
fully loaded with leather
interior $3.8 million neg.
Call 276-0313, 626-1141,
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus
long base, EFI, 1
Mitsubishi Lancer, PJJ
series. Call 220-8966,
1 ST 190 TOYOTA Corona
- fully powered, automatic
AC mag rims, music $1 325
00d neg. Tel. 627-3438.
ONE Toyota Sprinter AE
100, PGG series fully
cowered. Price $1 020
00. Contact Richard 623-
TOYOTA Lite Ace late
PFF series, mag rims AT AC
excellent condition. Price
negotiable. # 617-8003.
1 WHITE AT170 Toyota
Corona AC, PS, PW, AT, CD,
excellent condition. Price -
$975 000 negotiable. 623-
192 TOYOTA Carina PJJ
series, in excellent condition.
Owner leaving country. Call
Tel. 625-58397629-6464.
ONE Toyota Corona AT
140, in working condition.
Terms can be arranged. Tel.
611-3887, Arshad Khan.
ONE Toyota Ceres, fully
loaded, one owner. Well
maintained. Call 642-0682,
618-7179, 254-0550.
TOYOTA Marino -
excellent condition, mags,
music, fully powered $1.2M,
neg. Tel: 622-0192, 259-
ONE G-Touring Wagon -
PJJ series, 45 000 km,
showroom condition $1 550
000 neg. Tel. 621-6452.

1 MASSEY Ferguson 290 W,
excellent condition. 1.4 Disc
plough. Call 269-0570, 619-

LOADED. 619-0063, 643-
series. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 256-3795,
626-7635. Ask for Ravi.
Burgundy 1 yr. old, excellent
condition. Contact 233-2263,
647-4466 Rishi.
SUZUKI Vitara (full size)
-manual, P/windows -
$1.3M neg. 227-4040, 628-
0796, 618-7483.
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TOYOTA AT 192 Carina,
fully powered, automatic,
excellent condition. Tel. 226-
9316, 617-1505.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-cylinder,
gear, (PW, PM, PS). Price neg.
Call: 223-9021, Cell: 629-741T9
2 TOYOTA Tundras -
new, mma g rims, fully
loaded 4mM each; 1 Ford
F 150 $3.5M neg. Call
FOR sale one MK2
Toyota motor car. Excellent
condition. Price negotiable.
Call 225-3024 for viewing.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap.
Suzuki Vitara 4-door. Call
227-5500, 227-2027.
RZ BUSES excellent
condition, mags, music,
tc., starting as low as -
875 000. Contact Dhani
- 269-0258, 642-4564.
ONE AT 192 Carina motor
car with CD Player, spoiler and
mag rims. Price $1 200 000
ne Call 223-4554 or 641-
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063-
Corona excellent
condition, mag rims, fog
lamps, original spoiler. Price
neg. telephone 622-0322.
1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter
PHH series, excellent
condition, fully loaded, fully
powered. Contact 623-4572,
TOYOTA AT 192 Carina,
fully powered, automatic,
excellent condition. Tel.
226-9316, 617-1505.
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Price
500 000 neg. Call 226-
833 or 233-3122.
1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
diesel)- 13 sweater, manual
4.1 million. Please contact
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy
rims & Sony CD layer.
Priced to go. n 621-7445.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
- long tray, 17 feet 4D 32, a/
c, immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-37 36 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
series, clean mags. soiler,
tint music, alarm. Ca l 264-
2732, 264-1215.
Carina. PJJ series, mags, A/
C, music, excellent
condition. $1.3 neg. Tel. 225-
AT 192 PHH series, first
owner, never worked hire in
excellent condition $1 350
000 neg. Call 276-0313,
626-114T Shahab.
96 TOYOTA Tacoma
Extra Cab 4 WD. Manual, bed
liner, bull bar, mag rims, AC,
music $2.31M neg. 622-6635:,
% TON Ford Truck,
enclosed, parts for Mercedes
200 series, engine &
transmission for mini us. Call
series, immaculate condition
- $2.4M negotiable. Mint
condition. Contact 276-0245,
ONE Long base RZ mini
bus EFI, excellent condition,
music system, amplifier/mag
rims. Must be sold. Owner
leaving. Tel. 270-4250.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray, dual
air bag, mag rims, etc. $5.5M
neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE AT 150 Corona stick
gear/front wheel drive, in good
condition. Price $460 000
negotiable. Tel. 621-3343. 648-

ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully powered, 8
seats, like new. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 223-9687.
ONE AT 192 Carina motor
car with CD Player. Spoiler and
man rims. Price $1 200 000.
Call 227-0902 or 227-3336.
1 TOYOTA Single Cab(3Y
engine), long tray, solid deff, 4
x 4 Pickup, GHH series $1.3M
neg. 227-4040. 628-0796, 618-
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner LHD.
V6 engine immaculate
condition. (automatic) $1.7M.
227-4040. 628-0796, 618-
ONE G-Touring Wagon -
PJJ series, 45 000 km,
showroom condition $1 550
000 neg. Tel. 621-6452.
ONE 4-Runner, excellent
condition with grill, mags, V6
engine, left hand drive. Price -
$1.6M negotiable. Call 640-
good condition -mag rims,
stick gear, tape deck. Tel: 626-
6837 after hours # 220-4316.
150 CC Geeley Gold
Scooter, in good condition -
$150 000 neg. Tel. 622-5618.
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. __
(1) CORONA wagon -
never in hire, lady-driven; (1)
small mini-bus private. Tel:
227-1845 (8 am 4 pm),
229-6253, anytime.
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough or
Timber Grant. Price neg.
Contact Lawrence. Phone 322-
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber
Jack Skidder all are in
good working condition.
or more information
Contact: 264-2946.
GREIA- luxury Cruiser with
manufacturer's tint, just
registered $17M; Toyota Mark
2 $2.5M; Carina PJJ series -
$1.1M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
RZ minibus short
base, mags, BGG series,
with solid engine and gear
box. In excellent condition
- $1 050 000 neg. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141, Shahab.
ONE Luxury Edition
Nissan Cefiro, one Ford F
150, one Toyota Tundra. All
vehicles fully loaded and in
immaculate condition. Call
643-6565 or 614-2175.
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 626-0350,
Bayee 662-4149.
ONE enclosed 10-ton
Leyland truck. Engine
perfect, can be converted
into dump or low bed
truck. Price $1.1M
negotiable. Tel. # 220-
1 TOYOTA SR5-V6 (4
Runner) 4 x 4 (low mileage),
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims, CD Player, music set,
alarm. Credit available. Price
- $2:3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
series) immaculate condition,
automatic, fully powered. AIC,
mag rims, step bars crash bars.
roof rack, CC Player Price -
$3.2M (neg). Contact Rocky -:
225-1400 or 621-5902.
i' ONE Suzuv. Vilara Jeep -
fully loaded. excellepi
condition, AC,-IWD/CD Player.
PGG Series, purchased
brand new, now 6 years old,
well-maintained. Price
$3.1M, negotiable. Contact
Wanda 225-5866/91. Ext.
4 X 4 Runner, automatic, mags,
CD player & cassette; 1 Marino
Sprinter PHH series,
automatic, fully loaded, mags,
etc.; 1 AE 91 Sprinter, EFI,
automatic, CD player, PJJ
series; 1 Mercedes Benz
Sports; 1 XT 600 Yamaha
Trail; 1 125 Road Bike; 1 AT
192, automatic, fully loaded.
Contact Mr. Khan, anytime at
Lot 28 "BB' Eccles, New
Housing Scheme, EBD. Tel.
233-2336, 623-9972, 617-

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IMPORTED furniture
and household items
including, TV, computer,
fridge, etc. 614-5321, 226-
COMPLETE workshop
including lathes drill press
and welding plant, two
STIHL 0.76 chain saws. 614-
5321, 226-7613.
LARGE amounts of ome
spares for 25/45 engines,
Johnson and Evinrude at
Parika Fish Port Complex.
260-4440. _____
YAM'AHA Virgo 750cc
motorcycle just imported
into country, not registered,
will reglsier at no cost to
buyer $250 000. Phone
624-8402 227-7677.

TOYOTA Double Cab
Pickup -PJJ series, never run
out o ft.Qwn, in immaculate
condition $3.4M neg.
Owner leaving country. Calf
276-0313, 626-1141 -
ONE Mitsubishi RVR
4WD, '2 000cc Turbo,
excellent condition. One
Nissan Serena 8-seater
minivan; 2 000cc diesel
Turbo.spon e mobile. Call
225-7332, 227-3580.
ONE GJJ Leyland
double axle truck with 20-cyl.
tray and hylab. Perfect .for
sand :electric pole planting
and scrap iron. Excellent
condition. Price negotiable.
Call 640-2365.
1 AE 100 TOYOTA Sprinter
(PHH series), automatic, fully
powero.d, mag rims,
immaculate condition. Price -
J1 250 000. Contact Rocky -
621-5902, 225-1400.
1 HONDA Civic (PJJ series)
1999 model manual, fully
powered,. A/C. Price $1.9M
(hardly used). Contact Rocky
- 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TQ.YOTA GX 81 Mark 11
(4-cylinder new engine),
automatic, fully powered, mag
rims. Price $925 000. Contact
Rocky;- 225-1400 or 621-
1 AT 170 CARINA (Private),
automatic, fully powered, mag
rins Price $775 000. Contact
Rocky # 621-5902, 225-
series 4-door, fully powered,
A/C, chrorrme mag rims crash
bar, sn.roof, CD Player, auto
4-wheel .drive. Contact Tel.
# 270-4225, Cell 615-1728
FORD Two truck with
electric, winch revolving lights.
Truck in good condition.
Engine and gearbox need sold as is. $950
000. Phone 227-7677. 624-
8402, 225-2503.
190E Mercedes Benz,
Special Edition automatic,
fully powered, 2.6 6-cylinder,
full flair, package, lots of extras.
Must see. Have minor work.
Sold asis $1.5M cash. Phone
227-767.7, 624-8402.
LINCOLN Town car (Ford)
4-door r luxury Sedan -
automatic, power window,
locks, seats, digital dash, TV &
DVD Player, air-conditioner,
only 47,000 miles, like new -
$4.5 million. Phone 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
1 TOYOTA Mark 11 GX
81 excellent conditions
remote, start, alarm, DVD/
CD Player, brand new tyres
and m'agrims, very low
mileage, A/C, fully powered.
Call 613-0613, 624-6628/
TOYOTA 4-Runner V6
engine, left hand drive,
mag rims, music system,
etc. Excellent conditionaition.
622-6746. Price $1.6
million neg.
NUMBERS. 233-2415 619-
8393, 662-6979, 615-2203.
(2) KAWASAKI (ZX 600)
Ninja motorcycles, in
excellent condition. Like
new (Cat eyes), low mileage
LEAVING" helmets,
accessories $475 000.
Phone 223-1885, 642-3722.
- ideal for Road Construction
and Hymac 580c. Tel. 643-
ONE (1) Honda Inspire
Accord) colour Green, 2
0O0cc, 5-cylinder, power
steering, power lock AC
mag rims CD Deck, serial #
PJJ 3067. Contact Joe
Hamilton. Phone 225-5274,
,22.6-7665. .

1 4-RUNNER automatic,
excellent condition $1.4M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
2 RZ BUSES, long base -
automatic, $1.1M. manual -
$1.4M. Both in excellent
condition. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
immaculate condition,
automatic, fully loaded, crash
bar $1M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
TOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab Pickup, PJJ series new
model; Nissan Pathfinder 4-
doo, '1996 model Honda
Delsol Short car, BMW 318i
Short car. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 641-2634.
1 3-TON enclosed Nissan
Canter, 1 2-ton enclosed
Toyota Canter 2 12-seater
minibuses, 1 londa Legend
car, 1 Nissan Vannette bus,
sold as scrap. Contact Tel.
625-2883, 222-2300.
TOYOTA Corolla AE 100
Ceres 15" nickel mags, owner
driven PHH series, spoiler music.
Price $1 275 000; AE 100 Ceres
- stick ear design to race -
$1.3M. Rajen 275-0208, 626-
1 PICKUP truck Mercedes
Benz GHH 964 1 Metro
Rover car PHH 1470, 1
Toyota Carina Wagon. All in
good condition. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 256-
0303 or address 51 Nooten
Zuil ECD or Tel. No. 226-
5029, 227-3571 .
FOR sale by owner Toyota
Hilux Surf (Dark Green), 4 x 4,
3Y engine sun roof, chrome
rims 92745 Km, former
Director's vehicle, excellent
condition manual
transmission, PGG 9103 -
2.4M neg. Call Allison 233-
631, 617-1576 or Onassis,
623-0775 to view this deal.
1 NISSAN Almera (came in
brand new), PHH series
(executive type car), automatic,
fully powered, AC, magrims,
alarm. Price $2.3M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
NISSAN Bluebird Wagon
(Z200 Engine). Excellent
condition. Gear. Price $550
000 (neg.). Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Frontier (Super
charge) Extra Cab/2003 model)
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, 4-wheel drive, new
tyres, (GJJ series), immaculate
condition. Price $4.3M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 SV 40 TOYOTA Camry
(immaculate condition), fully
loaded, DVD, etc. Price $1.9M.
1 Honda Civic (1995), fully
loaded. Price $2M. Automatic,
PHH series. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
NISSAN Bluebird car, new
model automatic, fully
powered, AC, magrims, CD.
Immaculate condition $1.1M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
BMW Convertible 325i -
automatic, full skirt package,
DVD system with TV, amplifier,
low mileage and lots more, show
car, too much to mention. Tel.
624-8402, 227-7677.
1 TOYOTA EP 82 Starlet -
2-door immaculate condition,
gear, mags, low mileage $1M.
1 Nissan Laurel C 32 automatic,
full powered $750 000. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400.
SALE. TEL. 218-4396, 622-
5853, 625-9947. AE 91 Sprinter
- $625 000, Nisan 300 ZX $800
000 neg., AT 192 $1.2M, 100
Sprinter $1.1M, 212 Carina,
new model $2M, RZ minibus -
$1.5M and $1.4M, Hilux Surf -
$2.4M, GX81 Mark 11 $950
000, Mitsubishi Lancer $1.6M.
FOR the best reconditioned
Japanese vehicles RZ
minibuses cat eyes, new
model, EFI; AT 192, AT 212.
Toyota 4-Runner, fully loaded,
Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota
Tacoma & Cab, T 100 4-WD,
Canter & Dyna trucks, Hilux
diesel pickups. Credit terms and
trade-in facilities available: @
Paul Camacho Auto Sales, 111
Croal St., bet. Albert & Oronoque
Sts. Tel. 225-0773, 615-4095.

FORD F 150 2 X 4 Extra
Cab Pickup, (automatic) -
$1.1M, Toyota Hi-Lux Surf 3Y
engine automatic with new
tyres $2.1M, Toyota Tacoma
Extra Cab 4 x 4 Pickup
(automatic) $2.7M, Toyota
12-seater minibus $400 000,
Toyota Xtra Cab Tundra
never registered) $4.5M,
ercedes SVV year 2000
model $5.5M, Toyota
Single Cab 4 x 4 $850 000,
1 Double Cab (diesel) 4 x 4
Pickup $1.9M neg. 227-
4040, 628-0796, 618-7483.
643-1695, 270-4695. B 12
Nissan Sunny, AT 170 Carina
- $675 000 700 000, AT
192 Carina PHH $1 350 000
neg., Toyota 4 x 4 Single
Cab $1 650 000, Mitsubishi
Lancer from $1 650 000,
Wrangler Jeep $2.2M, AT
212 Carina $1.6M, Toyota
Wagon $600 000 neg.,
Toyota Mark 11, automatic -
$775 000, RZ minibuses from
- $900 000. For affordable
transportation, check us out
Silverado Pick Up, enclosed,
5-door, power steering, mag
wheels, good tyres,
automatic, good for interior
transportation service $750
000 neg. PFF series, 1 Morris
Ital car 5-seater, excellent
condition, came in from
England, never registered,
new tyres $1.2M. 1 Morris J-
2 van GZ series $75 000,
transferable with spares. 1
Toyota RT 81 car, needs
body work, engine overhaul
- $100 000 neg.,
transferable with spare.
Owner leaving. For
information call 621-
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4
RUNNER automatic, fully
loaded, CD and cassette
Player, fog lamp, nickel
mags, competition exhaust,
crash bar, side step bar,
brand new looks and drive.
Contact Mr. Khan Auto Sales
- 28 'BB' Eccles EBD. Tel.
233-2336, 623-9972...
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha O/
B engine; 1 Mini Bus scrap;
1 KE 10 engine & gear box;
Y HP motors; poultry waters,
trays troughs, etc.; 1 wooden
boat, 1 paper feeder, spray
cans, computers and more.
Must be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
TOYOTA Carina Scrap
AA 60 (back wheel drive).
Price $100 000. Nissan
Caravan minibus E-24
series, NA20 original
engine good condition.
Price $650 000. Toyota
Dyna 200 Canter truck 2
000. Short base good
condition, BHH 6394,
white. Price $1.1M neg.
Call 624-3614, 274-0563,
274-0609, 109 Public
Road Friendship/Buxton,
ECD, (opposite Cemetery).
Ask for W. Sharper. ..
WHEN buying or selling
your used vehicles, your first
choice is Contact David or
Singh at David Auto Sale -
169 Lamaha and De Abreu
Streets. Credit can be
arranged. 212 Carina, AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Corolla and
Sprinter, AT 170 Corona and
Carina, Ceres and Marino,
Toyota Starlet, 71 and 82
Toyota Marks 11, AA 60
Carina, Sunny 12 and 13,
Toyota RZ buses, 3Y buses -
$350 000 to $575 000,
Caldina Wagon, ET 176
Wagon, all kinds of Pickups.
What you may be looking for,
we have, ask for it. Tel. 225-
1103, 612-4477, after 4 pm
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Premio Corolla PHH
series, 212 Carina PJJ
series, AT 192 Carina PHH
series & PJJ AE 100 Corolla
& AE 100 Sprinter PHH &
PJJ series, excellent
condition, Caldina Wagon -
PJJ series, AT 170 Corona,
full light & Carina, fully
automatic, all vehicles
automatic and Ceres
excellent condition. RAV-4
fully automatic PJJ & PHH
series, excellent condition,
4-Runner fully automatic,
PHH & PJJ series,
excellent condition RZ
Long & Short base PHH &
PJJ series excellent
condition. PETE'S AUTO
SALES, Lot 2 George
Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. TEL. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.

1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
PJJ series, excellent condition,
music, A/C, mags. Call 265-3869.
HONDA Prelude Sport 2-
door PGG series. Chrome
rims. Excellent condition.
Please call 218-3119, 628-
2 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
cars. Fully loaded, 1 stick, 1
automatic. Both just completely
refurbished and sprayed. 1 AE
81 Corolla back half shell with 4
complete doors. Tel. 619-5087,
AT 192 CARINA $1.3M
to $1.6M, SV 40 Camry -
$1.7M, AT 212 Carina -
$1.6M, AT 170 Corona, full
lite $975 000, EP 82 GT
Turbo Starlet (excellent) -
$1.1M, Toyota Ceres $1.3M,
Honda Civic (1997 model) -
$1.6M, Toyota Caldina -
$1.2M, AE 91 Sprinter $700
000 and much more. 227-
4040, 628-0796, 618-7483.
Recent shipment from
Ja pan. Toyota Carina AT
192 $675 000, Mitsubishi
Lancer CK 2 $925 000,
Toyota Corolla AE 111 -
$850 000, Toyota Corolla
Wagon $650 000,
Mitsubishi Mirage $1 050
000, Mitsubishi RVR $925
000, Toyota Raum $1 100
000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on
the Wharf. Contact Fazela
Auto Sales 276-0245,
MARINE, PHH series -
$1.2M, Toyota Tacoma Extra
Cab $2 650 000 Cherokee
Jeep, Toyota Pickup 4 x 4 -
$1.7M, Toyota Land Cruiser
Mercedes Convertible RAV-4 -
$3M, Toyota Path Finder -
$1.5M, Toyota Corolla AE 91 -
$890 000, Toyota 11 $775 000,
Mitsubishi Lancer- $1.9M, Cifero
- $1.1M, Toyota Mark 11 $900,
Laurel $775 000. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
- 226-4939. A NAME AND
TRUST. _____
Toyota Corolla NZE
121 AE 110, EE 103,
Honda Civic EK3 & ES1 ,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174,
Toyota Hilux Double Cab -
YN 107 LN 107, LN 165, 4
x 4, RZN 167, RZN 1d9,
Toy'ota Hilux Sinqle Cab
- LN 106, Toyofa Hilux
Surf- RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185 Mitsubishi Canter FE
638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50,
Honda CRV R01, Toyota
11, Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM
15, Toyota Mark 2 GX 100,
Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210
Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZ1H110, Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A, Toyota Corolla
G-Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales, 226 South Rd.,
Bourda, Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185.
We give you the best
cause you deserve the

HANDYMAN must know
how to fix bicycle $15 000
weekly. Apply 8 Camp &
D'Urban Streets. Singh's Nut
SALESBOY. Must have a
sales experience. Salary and
commission. Apply 8 Camp &
D'Urban Streets. Singh's Nut
ONE Supervisor with 3
CXC/GCE subjects. Must have
at least 5 years experience.
Attractive salary. Apply 8 Camp
& D'Urban Streets. Singh's Nut

DRIVER to work taxi. Call
ONE Truck Driver 227-
2800, Ann.
Drivers. Tel. 226-8973.
HRS).CONTACT TEL. 227-0018.
ONE Truck Driver for figt bed
truck. Tel. 227-1923, 616-5679.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic between
ages 18 and 35 yrs. Call 226-
9006 or 226-2048.
1 LIVE-IN Maid, age 25 -
35 in Nandy Park area. Call 233-
5755, between 1 and 4 pm.
DRIVER for Leyland DAF
Dump truck, 10-ton single aaxle.
Tel. # 614-7568, 646-8343.
ONE experienced Taxi Driver.
Contact Ms. Z. Khan at 11 Thomas
Street, Kitty. Tel. 226-7948.
CASHIER must be
computer literate. Apply to
Kamboat Mini Mart, 36 .Sheriff
St. Tel. 619-3938.
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's Pool
Bar, 315 Middle St., between
10:30 hrs and 12:00 hrs.'
WAITER, Waitress, Cashier.
Apply to Kamboat Restaurant,
51 Sheriff St. or 17 Public Rd.,
Vryheid's Lust, ECD.
ONE Female 18 25 yrs to
help in small library/office in
West Ruimyeldt. Tel. 223-8237.
8.30 am 5,pm.
for working persons in city
or suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
LIVE-IN Domestic 25 -
35 yrs. old with weekend off.
Call Shiv on 225-.8270
during working hours.:,.
experienced country lady
needs a job as a general
domestic. Tel. 226-9410.
ONE live-in Domestic/Nanny.
Must like children preferably from
the country area, age 35 to 45. Tel.
ONE Salesgirl, one Cleaner/
Packer. Age 18 25. Must be
pleasant and friendly and live
on the ECD. Call 615-8121.
MEN and women to work at
wash bay, 1 Fish Fryer,
experience would be an asset.
Contact 226-0476, 625-9960.
URGENTLY, properties to
buy from $2 million, in and out
of Georgetown. Vanies Realty -
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DECENT working female
roommate to share furnished
apartment in Kitty $19 000
including light & water. Call
Sharon 627-1170.
Auto Body repair man to do job
work. 2 Handymen. Experience
is a must. Contact 233-6262:, 609-
Distribution Centre suppliers
for groceries, dry goods, etc.
Contact 335-3394, 335-
ONE experienced Joiner
also boys to be trained as
Upholsterers. Preferably from
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least 5 years experience in
facial, manicure, pedicure,
weaving. Tel. 226-4177, 225-
DOMESTIC to work 4 whole
days, preferably from around
Georgetown and not older than
35. Excellent salary. Call 223-
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singers, guitarists. Contact
Majestics. Telephone @# 226-
WE need properties in
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areas to purchase. Call Albert
Walter 621-6209 or 227-4876,
Night security with experience,
ages 27 45. Call between
10 am and 3 pm. # 226-2852.
Reasonable salary.

KITCHEN staff,
experienced waitresses day
shift, Handyman. Contact
Eric tel. 643-4403, 223-
1682 or contact 189 Barr
Street, Kitty.
ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person
with written application to
Regent Household
Electronic, 143 Regent
Road. Tel. 227-4404.
ONE Cook to make puri,
egg ball and one Housekeeper.
Call 231-1272. Lees Snackette,
Thomas & New Market Sts.,
opp. Public Hospital.
Persons to work in every
industry Construction, Sales,
Domestic, Accounting, Clerical,
etc. Call for more information,
tel. 900-8258-900-8259.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and
hairstyles, etc. Also chairs
to rent. Please contact. Tel.
223-5252 or 628-3415.
mechanics to work in the
Interior. Call 223-5273, 223-
5274 or send application to
Manager, 16 Mudlot
Kingston, Georgetown.
PERSON 25 to 30 yrs old
to work in office as Office
Assistant. No qualification,
recommendation needed. You
will be paid weekly wages,
while you learn. Call 226-
experienced Drivers between
the age of 45 and 55 years.
Apply in person with
application Hamid General
Store, 244 Regent St. 225-
3811, 226-8961.
must have sound
secondary education. Must
be able to work shift. Apply
between the hours of 11
am and 2 pm. Dawn Carl Int'l
Hotel, 42 Public Rd., Kitty.
Handyman, preferably with
woodworking experience in
G.T. Apply with 2 references
at Morgan's Furniture Store
- 167 Charlotte St.,
Lacytown, Mon. to Fri.
ONE (1) Waitress. Must
know to read and write, have a
pleasant personality. Apply in
person at the Odyssey
Restaurant & Roof Garden, 207
Barr St., Kitty, with application
& ID after 11:30 am.
WANTED at Survival
Supermarket Salesgirls &
Porters. Apply with a written
application a passport size
photo to Survival Supermarket,
16 Duncan & Vlissengen Road.
Tel. # 227-8506.
motivated drivers to work in a
leading taxi service. Fully
loaded, well-maintained cars
and good pay. Call 226-0731,
617-1433 anytime. Hire Car
Licence required.
50 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(Dogs) Division, 2 lorry and van
rivers to work as Drivers on
contract (like minibus). Contact
The Manager, R.K's Security
Service 125, Regent Road,
SYSTEMS Admin. Must
have minimum Maths &
English GCE/CXC 1 & 2.
Microsoft Office. Call 227-
6837, 227-1051 or send
application to Internet
World Wireless Caf6, 16 'B'
Duncan St., Newtown,
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants. Apply in person
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Requirements: Maths &
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SUMbAY CllHRO1CE March 12, 2006 z

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talk ...

(From back page)
committee and we are
working to refine what
these would actually
mean to us in cost-ben-
efits," said Gordon.
The Aide Memoir. a
copy of which was ob-
tained by Chronicle
Sport, was signed dur-
ing a recent meeting be-
tween Gordon and
Stanford at the head-
quarters of the Stanford
financial empire in
Houston. Texas.
That meeting also
discussed the
of Stanford's US$28
million initiative for
the forthcoming 20/20
cricket tournament un-
der the auspices of the
In relation to the spe-
cific issue of the US$25
million being sought b.
the WICB to lake care
of outstanding indebted-
ness of approximately
US$20 million, plus an
additional anticipated
US$4 to US$5 million
loss, the document signed
by Gordon and Stanford
"He (Stanfordi also
indicated that rather
than go to the go\ern-
menis tor guarantee of
a US$25 million bond,
as suggested by the
Grenville Phillips coi-
miittee. it may be pos-
sible for this to be ar-
ranged through Stanford
Group Company.
Stanford's US wealth
management and invest-
ment advisory firm.
based on the expecia-
tions of profit from the
World Cup and other
assets that may be
available to the WICB"
Using their respec-
tie initials "AS" IAllen
Stanfordi and "KG"
IKen Gordonl, in refer-
ence to each other
throughout the Aide
Memoir. Stanford is
also quoted as saying
thai he would be willing
to help the WICB in
"resolving as a
priority'' the issue of
the Board's existing fi-
nancial deficit.
Gordon said he could
not say '"off-hand" what
was the value of the
W'ICB's "total assets"
but that an estimated
US$70 to $73 million in
profit was expected to ac-
crue from next year's
\orld cup series.
Asked whether any
formal request has been
made to Caricom for
go ernments' guarantee of
the $25 million bond.
Gordon said no. But
he confirmed that the dis-
cussions %ilh Stanford on
his guarantee offer weni
" q u ite e ll"' .- ."- -. '

All drivers ...

(From back page)
in the super fast Shifter
Karts that could do the lap in
32 seconds, as the organizers
seek to bring back go-kart
racing which had been
around since the late 80s.
In recent meets, the expe-
rienced Stanley Ming battled
with youth drivers Kristian
Jeffrey and Robert Hiscock,
among four karts. Now some
six more karts should be on
show as drivers prepare for

the eventual opening of the
Cosmos go-kart circuit.
Young Jeffrey missed the
last meet, but he has been train-
ing for today, completing his
campaign in the recent junior
squash tournament early to
make time for the track.
The organizers believe that
go-karting will become the new
craze in motor racing, because
racers will be able to show their
driving prowess on the big track
at South Dakota and the new
track in Thomas Lands.

Grass-track racers will take
the track with racing tyres to
challenge the usual riders in the
125cc races, adding more com-
petition. They will also enjoy
the best of both worlds because
they will still be in grass-track
This first National meet will
be a warm-up for the start of
the Caribbean Championships
that begin with the first leg in
Jamaica, mid next month.
Some 19 events are on
the day's programme and
the first one will rev away at
10:00 h.

In loving memory of PRAKASH ARJUNE aka SHAM who departed this life on March
1 11,2001. ..
A rose may loseitsblossom
But the fragrance still lingers on
Softly the leaves of memory lall

them all
r Years willfly, ears willdr.y "
j But precious memories of you
We thought of you with love today
[ But that is nothing new
SWe thought about you yesterday .
[ And each day before that too
We think of you In silence
We often speak your name
SNow all we have are memones
And your sweet picture in a frame
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we will never part
God has you in h s keeping
We have you n our heart
Lovingly remembered by his wife
Christine and all other members
of the family.

': Our beloved one AUBREY Mc
GAVIN PARRIS, formerly of
S Lot 40 Croal Street SiabroeK,
S who answered a higher calling
on March 4. 2005
Gone are the days vie used to
But in our hearts you are
always there
Life moLes on and a year has
gone by
But love and memories never
Today. tomorrow our whole life
We'll always love and
remember you
Sleep on dearly beloved
husband and father and
Until we meet in heaven again


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Inserted by his loving wife, children, daughters-in-law,
grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins and
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,f DOB. 1913-11-22
" DOD 1994-02-21
SFormer Minister ,f Peligionr Chairwoman .
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,; Leatie us and this world we knowm without
Buf we know lie 3 candle your light wil l
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; To bnghten up another place more perfect.
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Loved and will be remembered by her nieces, nephews Putty,
Pam, Elizabeth, Ashton, Ralph, Eric, Joylyn, Sherry of the USA,
Junior, Michelle, Michael, Randolph of Guyana, relatives and
ends. -.

I Sincere ThanTis
The family of
d -'DEVEAUX nee
w| wishes to express our
4" heartfelt thanks and
p r o f o u n d
appreciation to all for '
y o u r m a n y
expressions of love,
,'. kind words and
" Ithoughtfulness during
our time of bereavement
Special thanks to Rev Terry Davis. Dr G
'. Mitchell, Dr N. Gobin. Dr. Asha Purahit and staff
:, of Ward 'E' at GPHC, Ms Mitzi Campbell and
staff. the nurses at Beacon Foundation and all
those persons who provided care and comfort
during her period of illness
God bless you always
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SINGH: In loving
everlasting and
cherished memory
of a beloved
husband, father,
g grandfather,
son brother
SINGH also
known as FAT
MAN, of 4
Austin St
who passed away .
so quietly on March.....
15, 1997.
Nine years today since
that sadday
SWhen our beloved one was called away
You are no longerin ourlives to share ourhopes and
A wonderfulperson has gone to rest
For all of us you have done your best
Memories of your gift of love and sacrifice will be
foreverin ourhearts
He eased your pain, but broke our hearts
Always loving & caring and wanted to do so much for
When the family meets you are there unseen
Years will fly. tears will dry
But memories will never die. missed you

Sadly missed by his loving wife Leena, sons
Vishnu & Vinod, daughters-in-law Stacy & Nado,
grand daughters Amanda, Adena, grandsons
Akash, Amit, Father Fred Singh, brothers Raj,
Ranold, sisters Baab Sherani, Kamla, Shoba,
cousins, nieces and nephews.



New match-rigging

scandal hits

By Patrick Vignal

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters)
- A new match-rigging scan-
dal has hit German soccer,
embarrassing the World Cup
hosts less than three months
before the start of the finals.
Four people were arrested
this week after an investigation
into alleged match-rigging in the
second division and regional
league, Frankfurt prosecutors
said in a statement.
"There is no good or bad
timing for something like this
but the fact that it happens be-
fore what will be the biggest
event in Germany over the next
50 years or so obviously makes
it even worse," German Foot-
ball Association (DFB) chief ex-
ecutive Theo Zwanziger told re-
porters in Duesseldorf.

Players were approached
and offered several thousand
euros if they could influence the
result of at least five games, said
chief Frankfurt prosecutor Tho-
mas Bechtel. In at least one case
such a payment was accepted.
The four were arrested
on Monday and were being
detained. Bechtel did not
name them nor say which
teams were involved so as not
to hamper the investigation
which is in its early stages.
The German Football Asso-
ciation (DFB) said the new
cases were not of the magnitude
of last year's scandal involving
Robert Hoyzer.
Referee Hoyzer was sen-
tenced to two years and five
months in prison last Novem-
ber after admitting fixing several
top-level matches in return for

payment f
ting ring.
"We h
that, accor
the ongoil
referee isi
division c

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division g:
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Siegen, w
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contacts v
pects befoi
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we have r
lieve him
Holger R

rom a Croatian bet- League (DFL) said in a state-
ment the four other matches in-
iave to state clearly volved were amateur regional
ding to the results of league games.
ng investigation, no Germany could have lived
involved and no first without another scandal in
:lub is concerned," the final straight before the
said in a statement. June 9-July 9 World Cup af-
ter the Hoyzer affair tar-
)ND DIVISION nished the reputation of Ger-
igators are particu- man soccer.
rested in a second In the most notorious
ame between Hansa match-rigging incident, Hoyzer
and Sportfreunden awarded regional league side
ron 2-0 by former Paderborn two penalties to help
ga side Rostock in them come from two goals
after Siegen had a down to knock out first division
it off. Hamburg SV in the first round
n goalkeeper Adnan of the German Cup. He also
s questioned by in- sent off Hamburg striker Emile
;, yesterday, over his Mpenza.
vith one of the sus- After the verdict in Novem-
re the match. ber, Zwanziger said he hoped
an Masic has per- Hoyzer's jail sentence would
assured us that he make people think twice before
nothing wrong and trying to fix matches.
to reason not to be- "As long as there is
," Siegen chairman money circulating around
.athke told a news games, sadly, you cannot rule
e. out manipulation and cheat-
German Football ing," he said yesterday.

By N. Ananthanarayanan

MOHALI, India, (Reuters) -
Indian leg-spinner Anil
Kumble was delighted after
claiming his 500th Test
wicket, yesterday, but said he
had to overcome doubts sown
by critics of his bowling style.
The bowler has been a
proven match-winner for over a
decade, but is still criticised for
not being a big spinner of the

The Management and staff of MMC Security

Force Inc., and the relatives and friends of the

deceased extend our gratitude to all those who

shared our grief and sorrow at the tragic death

of the late Lance Corporal Loris Semple,

Constable Sheldon Smartt and

Constable Cedric Dummett on Sunday,,

February 26, 2006. -.

We are grateful to those who telephone, visited, sent
cards and letters and who attended the funerals and
offered assistance and words of comfort

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Berbice names 18

players for Castrol

Under- 5 tourney
BERBICE named an 18-man squad from which the final
14 would be chosen to represent the Ancient County in
the upcoming Castrol Under-15 Inter-count) two-day
cricket tournament.
Four players who were in last year's vctorious tedm -
Jonathan Foo. Anthony Bramble, Seon Heiemyer and
Harrnirine Charlergoon are in the squad that w\S-s selected
following two t o-day tnal matches last week at the Albion
Conimunmt Centre ground.
The new faces are Jamal La Fleur. Manoj Puranauth. lan
Hooper, Eric Angel. Sahadeo Somar. Janmally Odle, Naresh
Nlahadeo. Terrance Madramootoo. Keyron Fraser, Trevon Pe-
Iers. Adnel Park, Rajendra Ramcharitar. Jemoul Chisolm and
Kevin Jaisobin
Vemen Walter has again been appointed manager for the
tenth straight year Ith Adrian Amsterdam as the coach for the
second year.
Training begins tomorrow at the Albion Community Cen-
ire ground starting at 13:00 h.
Berbice. having won seven out of ten titles at this level,
open their campaign in the tournament with a match
against Essequibo in the second round on March 19 and
20 at a senue in Demerara.

Berbice to discuss Pallonji

20/20 cricket today

"It's a great feeling to get to scalps while on Friday
a milestone," he told reporters. Muralitharan became the
"Being the first Indian to get second bowler to reach the
there is even more special." 600-mark.
The 35-year-old became Kumble said: "I believe ev-
only the fifth bowler in Test his- ery ball can get a wicket. I go in
tory to achieve the feat, claim- with that kind of attitude. You
ing three wickets in four balls are always trying to play a men-
on the third day of the second tal game with the batsman.
Test against England. "I still like to bowl a clas-
Kumble trapped tail-ender sic leg break, classic flipper,
Steve Harmison lbw to reach googly. I'm still working on it.
500 and ended up with
five for 76 to restrict En-
gland to 300 all out. The
hosts were 149 for four
at stumps.
Kumble thanked
his team mates for
their support down the
years and those who
helped him overcome a
shoulder injury in
"There had been lot
of doubts created by vari- l j
ous people throughout .
my career," he said. "If
you play for 16 years,
you will have such
doubts created by ..
people." .'
"Even today people
question the kind of d
bowling that I do," he
added. "The same ques- India's Anil Kumble celebrates his
tions were asked 15 years 500th wicket, after dismissing
ago and still haven't been England's Steve Harmison, unseen,
answered, which is on the third day of the second
pretty strange. cricket Test match in Mohali, India.
"1 never doubted (Photo: Yahoo Spoars)
myself. My team
mates never doubted my abil- That is lthe nly way that you
ity." will enjoy the game."

Kumble said he would love
to reach the levels of Australia's
Shane Warne and Sri Lankan
Muttiah NMuralitharan before
calling it a day.
VViarne is; Tes cricik-t's
hiyhsti vijckit-tiker with (65:,

Victim 500 Harmison
said: "Lasi year we experi-
encedi (Gleirn McGrath get-
timn ie 'o :.E t Lord's. He's
ibe. a n-):. performer for
!,iii I- 8; ,-" w;;as the star of
iht ir: : *'* -"

CRICKET stakeholders in
Berbice will meet in a special
meeting today to discuss the
inaugural Shapoorji Pallonji
20/20 cricket.
The Competitions Com-
mittee of the Berbice Cricket
Board of Control (BCBC)
arranged the meeting from
10:00 h at the Albion Com-
munity Development Centre,
involving cricket umpires at-
tached to the Berbice Cricket
Umpires Association and
captains and manager of all
the Berbice first-division
cricket teams.
According to a BCBC
press release, all parties will
discuss the playing condi-
tions of the first-ever
Shapoorji Pallonji National
first-division Twenty20
cricket competition, which is
scheduled to start in Berbice
next week Friday.
The first division teams
listed in the fixtures to partici-
pate are Albion Community
Centre, Young Warriors, Rose
Hall Town Courts, Blairmont
Community Centre, Port
Mourant, Bermine, Skeldon
Community Centre, West
Berbice, Kildonan, Rose Hall
Community Centre, Police and
Scotsburg United of
Corriverton participating in
first-division cricket in Berbice
for the first time.
For the competition, the
usual sub-zone system in
Berbice will not be used, re-
sulting in each team playing
each other once with two
points for a win, one for a tie
or no result and zero for a
The three teams with the
most points after the 11 pre-
!iminary rounds will advance
to the national quarterfinals
along w ith the top three
te-amis from Demerara and
:"n; from ',-,.-, uibo.

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NEE MILLER announces her passing on February 26, 2006
in Washington D.C., USA.
She was the daughter of the late Justice Sidney Miller and the late
Kathleen Miller; sister of Walter Stewart and the late Roland Miller.
She is survived by her son Raoul; step-daughters Dawn and
Sharon; Guardian son Cecil Miller and his family; grandchildren
Shaabani, Aisha, Camalae. Giovanni and Isabella;daughters-in-
law Jessica and Camille; nephews Kenneth, Keith, Peter and Paul;
niece Jennifer; cousins Rosemary Kilkenny, Pamela Fraser and
others; family members Colbert, Lynette, Keith, Vaulda, Michael,
Fay, the Cholmondeleys, the Frasers, the Stewarts and the
LaRoses and many others in Africa, USA., UK, Guyana and the
widerworld, formerwife of Professor Clive Thomas.
The Funeral Service for the late ALICE MILLER
THOMAS was held in Broward County, Florida, USA on
Saturday, March 4,2006.
A memorial Service will be held at
kthe Bahai National Centre,
Charlotte Street, Georgetown on
Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 9 am.
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Lakers shut down Duncan to beat sleepy Spurs

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
The Los Angeles Lakers held
Tim Duncan to 12 points and
eased past the San Antonio
Spurs 100-92 on Friday to
register their fourth win in
five games.
Kobe Bryant poured in 29

By Gilles Le Roc'h

CANNES, France, (Reuters)
- Andrey Kashechkin broke
clear on the last of the eight
climbs to win the 179-km
sixth stage of the Paris-Nice
race, yesterday.
The Kazakh rider, who fin-
ished 19th in the 2005 Tour de
France, broke clear on the Col
du Tanneron to reach the Medi-
terranean seafront alone and
claim the biggest victory of his
American Floyd Landis
(Phonak) finished in the main
pack and retained his overall
leader's jersey on the eve of the
finish in Nice. He leads by nine
seconds from Spain's Francisco
Javier Vila (Lampre).
Today's final stage is a 135-
km loop around Nice including
three category one climbs.
Kashechkin, who joined
team Liberty Seguros this
season to assist friend and
compatriot Alexandre
Vinokourov in his Tour de
France quest, held French-
man Sylvain Chavanel at
bay in the Tanneron descent.
The Cofidis rider took sec-
ond place one minute six sec-
onds adrift and five seconds
ahead of compatriot Sandy
Casar (Francaise des Jeux).
"This is a good Paris-Nice.
It was not a main goal of my
season but it allowed me to test
my form on two fronts the
prologue, which I finished in
second place, and yesterday's
stage," said Kashechkin.
"I had no strategy for yes-
terday but I knew things could
be decided in the Tanneron. I
felt good, so I attacked.
"In any case I had no
choice because I'm not a
sprinter. I had to try my luck
on my own and it worked out

points and Luke Walton chipped
in with 13 points and 10 re-
Mike Finley and Brent
Barry each had 16 for the Spurs,
who had six players in double
figures but slipped to their sec-
ond defeat in three games.

CARDIFF, Wales (Reuters) -
Italy came desperately close
to their first away win in the
Six Nations before having to
settle for an 18-18 draw with
holders Wales in the Millen-
nium Stadium, yesterday.
Italy, who joined the cham-
pionship six years ago, had pre-
viously beaten Scotland and
Wales in Rome but this was their

Arriving back in San Anto-
nio early on Friday morning
following a Thursday game in
Phoenix, the Spurs appeared
lifeless and trailed by double
digits for much of the contest.
Duncan went just 5-for-12
from the floor.

Mark Jones and a Stephen
Jones conversion before Italy
hit back through Ezio Galon.
The fullback had a clear run
in from the left wing, but held
on to the ball so long before
grounding that the video referee
needed two minutes before de-
ciding that he had touched down
just before sliding over the dead
ball line.

The Lakers raced to a 51-37
lead at the half, stretching their ad-
vantage to 64-46 before easing up.
The Spurs trimmed the defi-
cit to seven with just over a
minute to play but would get no
In Miami, Jason Richardson

In the previous three they
had fallen away badly to lose
but Wales lacked the creativity
or control to force the visitors
into late errors.
Pez missed a chance to
stretch the lead to six when he
sprayed another kick wide, his
fourth miss, and the flyhalf was
clearly struggling with a heavily-
strapped thigh.
Wales levelled with another
Jones penalty on the hour. From
then on the game lost its shape
as nerves began to tell on both
sides and the error count
The Welsh, hard-hit by in-
juries and the loss of coach Mike
Ruddock, were unrecognisable
from the team who thumped
Italy 38-8 in Rome a year ago
en route to their grand slam and
rarely threatened the Italian line
in the closing stages.
Italy host Scotland in
their final game next Satur-
day while Wales are at home
to France.

nailed a career-high 44 points as
the Golden State Warriors up-
set the Heat 111-106, snapping
their 10-game winning streak.
Richardson's career night
overshadowed a season-high 42
point performance from the
Heat's Dwyane Wade.
Shaquille O'Neal had 21
points and 15 rebounds as the
Heat lost for just the seventh
time at home this season.
In Toronto, Andre Miller had
23 points and Earl Boykins added
18 as the Denver Nuggets dumped
the Raptors 108-97, extending their

winning streak to four games.
Evans becomes the first
player to collect 20 rebounds
without scoring a point in a
game since the Chicago Bulls
Dennis Rodman against Phoenix
on December 15, 1997.
The victory, however, could
prove costly as Carmelo An-
thony left the game in the third
quarter with an apparent ham-
string injury.
Mike James had 26 points
for the slumping Raptors,
who lost for the ninth time in
10 games.

CAREER high: Golden State Warriors' Jason Richardson
goes to the basket against the Miami Heat in the first quar-
ter of an NBA basketball game in Miami. (Photo: Yahoo

MILESTONE: Italy's Pablo Canavosio breaks away to score
a second try during the Six Nations rugby match against
Wales at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. (Photo:

Yahoo Sports)

first point on their travels.
Wales looked far superior in
the first half, although if Italy
flyhalf Ramiro Pez had been
more accurate with his goal-kick-
ing the visitors could have cel-
ebrated a notable win.
"We have to be happy,
against the champions, it's a
good performance," Italy centre
Mirco Bergamasco told the
BBC. "This is the Italy we want
to see, we are improving."
The draw left Wales with
three points from four games
and ended their slim hopes of
retaining the title. Italy have one
It was 15-15 at halftime and
most of the 72 000 in the Mil-
lennium Stadium must have
spent the break wondering how.
Wales led 8-0 early on
with a neat try from winger

Wales replied with a
Stephen Jones try after a quick
tapped penalty by Mike
Phillips, on as an early
scrumhalf replacement for
Dwayne Peel.
After a Pez penalty, Italy
struck just before halftime when
Pablo Canavosio intercepted a
Matthew Watkins pass to race
80 metres and score his first in-
ternational try.
Pez converted to make it
level at halftime. The flyhalf
missed another penalty attempt
within a minute of the restart
before splitting the posts five
minutes later after a deliberate
obstruction by Lee Byrne.
That 18-15 advantage
meant Italy had led early in
the second half of all four
matches against Ireland,
England, France and now the


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Italy earn first away point

from 18-18 Wales draw

Six Nations rugby ...

O'Gara kicks Ireland to

15-9 win over Scotland
DUBLIN, Ireland (Reutersl Ireland kept their triple crown and Si\ Nations hopes aliie.
yesterday by grinding out a 15-9 vin over Scotland all thanks to the boot of Ronan
O'Gara at a rain-drenched Lansdovwne Road.
Munster rf half O'Gara delr.ered all the points for [reland ih fine penaines .%hil- Edinburgh
Sneer CLhns P.aleron did all Scotland'< s~conrne in the lasi Si. Njiiion. manlch at Lan'.do'.ne Rood
before redeoelopnicti beg:-irn. 'n the ;iadium ne'.i ,car
The h-,me side dmniiniatd eirrior, arnd po?~'.i[ori for mo,[ o l' ihe .garne, hut dc'pilC. a te'\
b\lel', set piece run's. ther niuilch-a. united hd.k line ne'r cr quite Il.ed uLp i' c. .pect.iiiori, in duur

Scotland showed the same solid defence that was such a feature of their wins against England
and France but, thanks in part to a failing lineout, were unable to threaten the Irish line.
Depending on what happens when France play England, today, Ireland could win the
title with victory over the English at Twickenham next week.


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30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 12, 2006


West Indies ready for

Eden Park run chase

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- West Indies need a further
243 runs with all 10 wickets
in hand to win the opening
Test against New Zealand in
The tourists ended the third
day at Eden Park, yesterday, on
48 without loss, chasing 291 for
their first Test win in over nine
Chris Gayle was unbeaten
on 28 with fellow opener Daren
Ganga not out 20 and the tem-
porary drop-in pitch, which had

NEW ZEALAND 1st innings 275 (S.
Styris 103no, N. Astle 51)
West Indies 1st innings 257 (R.
Sarwan 62, D. Bravo 59)
NEW ZEALAND 2nd innings (o/n
H. Marshall c Ganga b Bradshaw 1
J. How c Ramdin b Bradshaw 37
P. Fulton b Edwards 28
S. Fleming Ibw b Bradshaw 33
S. Styris c Bradshaw b Edwards 5
J. Franklin b Gayle 20
N. Astle run-out 13
B. McCullum c Bravo b Gayle 74
D. Vettori c sub. b Gayle 33
S. Bond not out 18
C. Martin b Gayle 0
Extras: (lb-3, nb-5, w-2) 10

been notoriously difficult for the
first two days, suddenly show-
ing signs of flattening out.
"If someone told us at the
start of the Test match that we
had to score 240-odd with two
days left, we would happily
grab it," Ganga told the New
Zealand Press Association.
"The guys have worked
hard and we're really pleased
with the position we're in."
New Zealand were bowled
out for 272 midway through the
final session after starting the

Total: (all out, 103.1 overs) 272
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-66,3-73,4-88,
Bowling: F. Edwards 21-3-65-2 (nb-
4), I. Bradshaw 34-10-83-3 (nb-1, w-
1), J. Taylor 1-0-6-0, C. Gayle 30.1-5-
71-4 (w-1), D. Smith 17-6-44-0.
WEST INDIES 2nd innings (target:
291 runs)
C. Gayle not out 28
D. Ganga not out 20
Extras: 0
Total: (for no loss, 18 overs) 48
Fall of wickets: Nil
Bowling: S. Bond 4-0-20-0, J.
Franklin 4-0-10-0, C. Martin 4-2-13-0,
D. Vettori 5-4-5-0, N. Astle 1-1-0-0.

day on 98-4 with an overall lead
of 116.
Wicketkeeper Brendon
McCullum top-scored with 74
off 126 balls while Stephen
Fleming and Daniel Vettori both
made 33.
History is still with the
home team. It's been nearly 40
years since a side has scored
more than 291 in the fourth in-
nings to win at Eden Park and
Ganga said the visitors weren't
taking anything for granted.
"We don't want to talk too
quick. We know it's going to
take a lot of hard work," he said.
"I'm sure the guys are up
to the challenge. They're very
eager to make this one count."
New Zealand were in all

sorts of trouble when they lost
their skipper Fleming (33),
nightwatchman James Franklin
(20) and injured batsman Nathan
Astle (13) before lunch to slump
to 146-7 when McCullum and
Vettori came to the rescue.
McCullum struck seven
boundaries, and a pulled six off
Fidel Edwards that sailed over
the rope, to register his sixth
Test fifty.
He also shared a 64-run
partnership with spinner
Vettori and a 62-stand with
Shane Bond, before Gayle (4-
71) polished off the tail with
his under-rated spin then
padded up with Ganga to give
the West Indies the perfect
platform to push for victory.


BOGRA, Bangladesh,
(Reuters) Sri Lanka
crushed hosts Bangladesh by
10 wickets on the fourth day
of their second and final Test,
yesterday, wrapping up the




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series 2-0.
Spinner Muttiah
Muralitharan, who claimed his
600th Test wicket on Friday,
and opener Upul Tharanga, who
completed his maiden Test cen-
tury earlier in the game, com-
bined to sink Bangladesh. Sri
Lanka won the first Test by
eight wickets.
Resuming with their over-
night score of 77-0, Tharanga
with another decisive knock of
71 not out and Michael Vandort
(40 not out) easily notched the
43 runs they required off eight
overs after rain had delayed
play for seven hours.
Sri Lankan skipper Mahela
Jayawardene praised Tharanga
saying: "He is one of the great
future prospects for Sri Lanka
cricket. He did more than we
Bangladesh captain Habibul
Bashar said: "We wanted at
least one win, but we had no
adequate, experienced batsmen
in the team and winning a Test
is not easy from our point of
Since gaining Test status
Bangladesh have now lost all
seven matches against Sri Lanka
though they did manage a vic-
tory against the Lankans in last
month's one-dayers.
Their sole Test match
success to date came in Janu-
ary 2005 against Zimbabwe.

BANGLADESH 1st innings 234 (H.
Bashar 69; M. Muralitharan 5-79)
Sri Lanka 1st innings 316 (U.
Tharanga 165; S. Hossain 5-86)
Bangladesh 2nd innings 201 (H.
Bashar 73, M. Rafique 64)
SRI LANKA 2nd innings (o/n 77-0;
target: 120 runs)
M. Vandort not out 40
U. Tharanga not out 71
Extras: (lb-5, nb-1, w-3) 9
Total: (for no loss, 28 overs) 120
Bowling: S. Rasel 5-0-21-0, S.
Hossain 8-2-43-0 (w-3), M. Rafique 9-
2-32-0 (nb-1), E. Haque Jnr 6-0-19-0.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 10 wick-

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Guyflag cricket final ...

Everest level

score with GCC
By Ravendra Madholall

DESPITE a fine bowling performance from right-arm off-
spinner Ravi Sarwan, home team Everest were able to level
the first innings score of 170 made by Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC), at the end of the penultimate day in the-
Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) three-day first division
Guyflag final.
When umpires Eddie Nicholls and Colin Alfred removed
the bail-, yesterday, GCC, seeking an outright victory, were 119
for four in their second knock with Sarwan, the brother of West
Indies vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, unbeaten on a solid 46
and the diminutive left-handed Vishaul Singh on two.
Supporting Sarwan who had five for 33 from 17 overs were
Jadunauth with three for 34 and Leon Johnson two for 46.
The Carifesta Road boys resumed yesterday morning
satistafactorily placed at 65 for one needing just 106 more runs
for first innings lead, but with the early introduction of Sarwan
from the northern end in tandem with leg-spinner Johnson, im-
mediate problems arose.
National opening batsman Krishna Arjune who was not-out
overnight on 40 moved with consummate ease to his half-cen-
tury before Chandrika was caught at extra-cover by skipper Ja-
son Benn off Johnson for four while Sauid Drepaul was bowled
by Sarwan for four as the home team slipped to 90 for three.
Hemraj Garbarran joined the confident Arjune but Arjune
was deceived by Sarwan's delivery and was nicely taken by
wicketkeeper Tyrell Tull for 51.
Arjune, who mixed elegant defence with occasional aggres-
sion, occupied the crease for 81 minutes in which he faced 65
balls before he saw his team's 100 came up in the 30th over.
Zaheer Mohamed came in as Garbarran spanked three fours
in his 42. Mohamed eventually fell to a catch at short-leg by
Ricardo Jadunauth off the almost unplayable Sarwan for one
while Raakesh Gobardhan quickly followed, offering Reon King
a simple catch at the solitary slip without scoring and his de-
mise increased the pressure for Everest who relied heavily on
their skipper Surendra Hiralall and last man Ruel Daniels.
At lunch Everest were precariously placed at 142 for nine
with Hiralall on five and Daniels yet off the mark.
On resumption, the hosts' score of 150 was achieved in the
50th over and there were tense moments for the Bourda boys
who eventually gave it away.
The innings wrapped up about 36 minutes after the inter-
val and GCC began their innings losing Wasim Haslim to a bril-
liant catch by Hiralall at mid-off, off the bowling of pacer
Daniels (four for one).
The consistent Jadunauth and Azeemul Haniff put together
a promising second-wicket stand of 51 before Haniff was bowled
by David Harper for 22 ( one four and one six).
Just before that the visitors' 50 came up in the 24th over

ticulously, but Johnson had his stumps scattered by senior
Essequibo leg-spinner Gobardhan without troubling the
score (56 for three) before Singh and Sarwan saw them to
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Next Level basketball ...

Kings extend

reign to final

By Faizool Deo

KASHIF & Shanghai Kings
booked a place in the final of
the Next Level
Entertainment (NLE) first-
division knockout basketball
extravaganza, easily
defeating Bounty Colts 64-46
in the first semifinal, Friday
night, at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall.
Ravens and Courts
Pacesetters, both of
Georgetown, clash tonight at the
same venue to determine who
will meet the Kings in the final
on Tuesday night.
An exhibition match
between Georgetown and
Linden Under-19 team will
support the second semifinal.
Kings' game centred on
excellent shooting from Marvin
Hartman, backed up by zone
defence which forced the
Georgetown players to make
tough shots away from the
The crowd support was
excellent for both teams, but the
Linden fans were very vocal.

Hartman led the way with 25
points, scoring crucial baskets
throughout the night. Steve
Neils Jnr was the other main
scorer on the Linden team.
Despite scoring 14 points, he
had a bad shooting night,
missing terribly from the three-
point line, but he settled down
to score lay-ups and close
On the other end of the
court, centre Dayne Kendall led
the attack for Colts, making
numerous shots close to the
basket, but was given little
assistance on the offensive.
In the early minutes of the
first quarter, Kings went on a
seven-point run 9-2 as their
guards ran the court hard.
Mark Trotz and Kendall
brought the game to 11-all with
four minutes left, but Hartman
was brilliant. He collected an
inbound pass from point guard
Abdullah Hamid and drilled a
three-pointer to give his team
control. By the end of the first
period Kings were in front 20-
Trevor McLeod cut the lead

to four at the start of the second
with a put-back off a missed
shot, but that was
overshadowed at the other end
when power-forward Omoly
Sampson, despite being fouled
by Clarence Bennett, still
managed to slrm in a two-
handed dunk.
Colts with McLeod running
hard managed to cut the Linden
lead to one 30-29 at the halfway
At the starting of the third
it was Hartman again who
controlled the hoop and he
drilled a three and scored back-
to-back baskets to take the lead
to eight 37-29. Colts did get
within one point, but they never
took the lead for the rest of the
Hartman's 25 points
consisted of three threes and
overshadowed his two
rebounds, two assists and two
steals. Neils also proved an all-
round player with six steals,
four rebounds and four assists
to go with his 14 points.
Sampson who scored six of
his eight points in the second

ON the attack: Bounty Colts centre Dayne Kendall (with ball) drives past Kashif & Shanghai
Kings defence, with Marvin Hartman at left. (Photo: Delano Williams)

half controlled the glass.
grabbing 11 rebounds. Also
making his presence felt on the
backboard was centre Jason
Alonzo who grabbed 10
rebounds and scored seven
For Colts, Kendall finished
with a double-double. Along

with his 18 points he grabbed
11 rebounds while also making
two blocks. McLeod followed
with nine points and four
assists, while Trotz scored six
points and grabbed nine boards.
Prior to that game,
Georgetown girls' reain defeated
their Linden cou-rerparts in an

exhibition clash, 30-27.
Temika De Rouche led
the way for the winners with
10 points, while Sonia
Rodney made eight and Kean
Andrews five' For the visitors
Shanna Chester scored 10
points while Kriston Tews
scored nine.

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DEFENDING champions
Pele and fellow city team
Guyana Defence Force (GDF)
emerged victorious, along
with Linden's Bakewell Topp
XX as the annual Mayor's
Cup resumed with a triple
header at the GFC ground,
Bourda, on Friday night.
In the opening encounter the
Army lineup, led by Desford
Williams second half double,
inflicted a 5-1 drubbing over
Mocha Champs, while Topp
XX.secured a come-from-behind
3-2 victory against city side
And in the feature clash Pele
were forced to dig deep to edge
out Winners Connection 2-1
after coming from behind.
Shawn Hector after 17
minutes gave GDF a slim 1-0

half-time lead, which was
doubled when Williams netted
the first of his double in the
50th minute and completed it
seven minutes from regulation
time. Seon Brewley (65th) and
Dwight Peters (79th)
accounted for the other two
goals. Mocha's lone goal was
scored in the 85th minute
from a defence error.
Shevon Seaforth (33rd)
from the penalty spot, Marion
Benjamin (66th) and Jaffar
Munroe (80th) were on target
for Topp XX. Sherwin Grimes
(12th) and Nigel Denny (48th)
netted for Beacons. At halftime
the score was 1-1.
Rawle Gittens, also from
the penalty spot in the 33rd
minute, had given Winners a
slim 1-0 lead, which was negated

by Norris Carter seven minutes
later, while teammate Konata
Mannings, three minutes from
the interval, put Pele ahead 2-
1, which remained unchanged to
The competition continues
this evening at the same venue
with another triple header.
At 21:00 h in the feature
match former two-time
champions Fruta Conquerors
play Pouderoyen, in the final of
two Georgetown and West
Demerara matches, which will
be preceded by Western Tigers
tackling Den Amstel from 19:00
h in the first.
The opening encounter
brings together Georgetown
Football Club (GFC) and
Melanie. Kick-off time is
17:00 h.

Work under way on stadium cricket pitch

WORK has started on the
pitch and outfield at the
Cricket World Cup stadium
under construction at
Providence on the East Bank
The Terra Forma Design
and Construction Ltd, based in
Trinidad and Tobago. is
contracted to undertake \works
on this aspect of the facility's
construction and are at present
laNing the stone-based soil.
An International Cricket
Council (ICC) delexlation
recent declared that work on
the pitch and outfield was
behind schedule.
The playing surface of the
pitch will comprise four inches
of sand covered by eight inches
of clay.

Technical Advtser in the
Ministry of Public Works &
Commuuncation. Walter WVlis
explained that the clay \\as
transported from the
Mahaiconi Branch Road in
Region Fi\e
He disclosed the material
\\as selected and tested by a
sodl scientist of the Terra Forma
Company\ who va j also j
former soil scientist of the
National Agricultural Research
Institute (NARI) of the
Ministry of Agriculture.
Willis said the recent Venue
Developnient Summru Eight ticket
meeting in Jarnmicl di. i.,ed
Guyana's preparations focusing
mainly on the observations of the
ICC team during their recent visit

The Technical Advis-er
indicated that the officials at
Summit were \ery surprised
\ ith Guyana's progress with the
stadium and other preparation-s
despite the unpredictable
\Leather patterns
He noted that reports from
the lrst monthly re\ ie%
showed they were expected to
be 25 percent ahead but at
present they are 40.
The stadium and other
facilities are expected to be
completed by October 31 this
The Technical Adviser
said that they overcame the
recent cement shortage with
the help of local contractors,
and at present there was
adequate stock. (GINA)

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WICB/Stanford talk US$25M debt 'bail out'
By Rickey Singh tee headed by Barbadian finan- disposed to the second option, president could address.

overcome an expanding debt
burden, the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB) is
considering two vital options
to secure, as soon as possible,
US$25 million.
Option one: Seek to raise
the total sum by way of a bond
*guaranteed by governments of
the Caribbean Community as
proposed by a special commit-

cial expert, Grenville Phillips; or
Option two: Accept an of-
fer from the Antigua-based
American business tycoon,
Allen Stanford, for his Stanford
Group Company (SGC) to
"guarantee" the entire loan-for-
debt package against expected
"profit" from Cricket World
Cup 2007 and "other assets" of
the WICB..
The WICB's management is
reported to be more favourably

But a final decision is yet to be
made, possibly at a forthcoming
meeting, it was reliably learnt
Asked separately, yesterday,
to comment on the loan for debt
payments, as sketched in an
Aide Memoir signed between
Gordon and Stanford, both the
WICB's Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) Roger Brathwaite, and
Grenville Phillips said it was a
matter that only the Board's

In a subsequent tele-
phone conversation with
Gordon from Trinidad, he
confirmed that the Board
had discussed its debt bur-
den and other matters with
the Texan billionaire.
"We have considered
both the Stanford offer and
the suggestion from the
Grenville Phillips
(Please turn to page 27)

Mello is here
Mello, the ICC Cricket World Cup Mascot, arrives at
Jamaica College for Mascot Introduction in Kingston,
Jamaica. Scores of schoolchildren run to get a glimpse
and touch of him, yesterday.

Year's first National motor racing meet .

All drivers on level

field with new rules

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By Isaiah Chappelle
REIGNING South Dakota
champion Mark Vieira
should face stiff competition
today in the year's first Na-
tional motor racing meet at
the Timehri circuit, with
new rules levelling the driv-
ing field.
All vehicles will have to
confirm to the power/weight ra-
tio that will make the races
more competitive, with racers
having to rely almost solely to
their skills.
The rule was introduced in
the lower groups in the No-
vember international meet last
year, and races were very close,
offering more excitement to
spectators. Now the rule has
reached the Group 3 races.
Vieira will be strongly chal-
lenged by Andrew King, Kevin
Jeffrey, and possibly Andrew
Morgan, and from Canada, Sean
King driving a Mazda RX7 with
tubular chassis.
Once king of the track, An-
drew has been bogged by an old
machine, while Vieira revved a
new generation Mazda RX7,
which he specially adjusted to

stfil starts 1i pole posfiOon

get almost maximum perfor-
Vieira broke King's lap
record with the machine and
went back and broke his own
record, and since has ruled
the track. He goes into the
meet, again in the pole posi-

tion, determined by
yesterday's time trials at the
Another rule that will bring
closer races is the one that pre-
vents lower group cars from go-
ing faster than a determined time
range. Should they past that

range, they will be placed at
the back of the race for the next
event. And should they again
past the time, then they will be
promoted to a higher group.
More excitement will be
(Please turn to page 27)

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thing halfwa\."
You \ill never. ever be happy. if you do things halfway W'hen
I %as growing up, m) grandmother used to sa\, "If a thing is wonh
doing it's northh doing properly.' I didn't always appreciate her w is-
dom then, but now I do. and she is still say ing it to me from the
What both the actress and my grandmother are saying is. Ile
to the full' Wh\ w would \we choose not to do this? Where i.; the jo-
in a half-generated gesture'
If )ou are doing anything half ay. ask yourself why. You might
find that you are doing it to please someone else: if so it might be
tnme to stop. There is no doubt that if you are ih\ing half-heartedly
)ou will always be unhappy
Choose to become an enthusiastic and a wholehearted 'want
to' person, and if you really can't drop your 'hase tos'. fake some
enthusiasm until you feel it
A long time ago. before I began m) search for \%ays to feel bet-
ter about myself. I \%as in the middle of a ,evere personal trauma
and I had absolutely no self-belief. In fact. I had no beef in any-
When we are in the depths of despair and suffer from low self-
esteem'we lose all sense of trust in ourselves and in other people,
and so we feel lonely, vulnerable and afraid. This feeling of vulner-
ability can make us feel exposed and unprotected nd very sensi-
tive to others. While in this rather raw state, I met someone who
revealed to me a most amazing et simple visualization technique,
which I used to strengthen and protect my self.
Exercise: Create a bubble of light. Close your eyes and relax in
a comfortable position and become aware of y our breathing. Slowly
follow your breaths in and out. in and out Concentrate on the
rhythm of your breathing until )yu are feeling enry relaxed. Now
imagine yourself standing in front of an open window. You'll see a
beautiful bubble come floaung through the window. Notice its colour.
It floats to the floor in front of you and, as you watch, it grows in
size and beauty until it is bigger than you. Now .step into your
bubble. You are feeling totally protected and you know that noth-

ing and no one can harnm you % hen you are inside sNour beautiful
bubble It only takes a moment t t, create this, isualihation but it
%will leave Nour tecling totally protected and at ease.
You can read emers sell help book in the universe and still not
be able to change sour life. you can attend personal development
\workshop, and still feel stuck:; ou can meditate to clear your mind
and still not be able to clear up your problems. It's quite possible
to become a self-help junkie. addicted to the idea of change and still
looking for answers in the outer world books, teachers, gurus. coun-
sellors, therapies, coaches .
In tlmes of difficulty we all seek opinions, validation, guidance
and support from others; hius is how we gather information look
for new direcuons and begin making hfe-changing decisions But our
search can actually become an end in itself If you ha\e a shelf of
self-help books and still feel that you can't help your-
self then maybe it's nune to begin, right now'
There i. a huge chasm berneen knows ledge and ex-
penence If you read all the tips in this article and
didn't use any of them. they could never \work for
.ou Sirmlarl., you could invest your fnend/parent
with more power to understand you than you have
yourself. This could neter be the true state of affairs:
no one else can know the real you




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While wise guidance is helpful. it is onlN valuable '
in as much as you can resonate with its meaning and through non-\erbal communication make sure your
take appropriate action on your own behalf No one body language is confident. smile and maintain good
can fdunk. behelle. feel or act for you. e)e contact
Your life is your own and onl\ you can know 6 Sound enthusiastic. Look interested and be
what's right tor you. interested.
7. Make sure your work area is clutter-free and
BE AWINNERATWORK have a beautiful plant or fresh flowers on your desk.
Ten winning workplace strategies: The impression you give will be ordered yet cre-
1. Get known for your reliability. Finish tasks and ative.
get to meetings on time. 8. Remember your colleagues' birthdays with a small token.
2. Be friendly with everyone you meet and get to know their Wo. replace rituals help to bring people together.
names; others will respond positively and remember who you are. .'9.-Be seen as a team player and always support other's efforts.
3. Set deadlines that are realistic, and even overestimatethe time Develop good relationships at work and the atmosphere will be
you might need. If you get it done before the deadline you will much happier.
look super-efficient. 10. Network and let people know what you are doing. Your
4. Let others know your achievements. Managers who know. work contacts are the most likely gateway to promotion or a
their job will be more impressed by your successes than by the new. arr opportunity.
hours that you put in. Fiiially, you take your own mood to work; remember posi-
5. Look self-assured. As fifty-five per cent of your impact comes tivity gets results.

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Vermont hills come alive with

'The Sound of ML

By Belinda Goldsmith

STOWE (Reuters) In front of a
roaring log fire in a US. moun-
tain lodge, Walter Eppich sips a
cold lager after a day of skiing
and discusses the score from
'The Sound of Music'.
An odd apres-ski conversa-
tion? Not really. The cozy lodge
is owned and run by the von
Trapp family the lovable chil-
dren and singing nun who in-
spired a classic musical and hit
movie about their escape from
the Nazis in Austria during
World War Two.
Although most moviegoers'
final image is of the von Trapp
clan climbing the Alps to escape
to Switzerland, in reality the
family emigrated to the United
States in 1939 and settled in
picturesque Stowe, 325 miles
north of New York City.
After touring the country
for a while as the Trapp Fam-
ily Singers, Georg and Maria
von Trapp and their 10 children
opened their hill-top home with
its sweeping views to visitors in
1950 and now 100,000 people
a year visit the lodge.
"When I found out the von
Trapps ran this lodge, I had to
come along for a gag. I watched
the movie so much as a kid. It
was so kitsch and I've
fantasised about it all day," said
Eppich, a Chicago pediatrician
in Vermont for a ski weekend.
For many people, 'The
Sound of Music' was an integral
part of their childhood -
whether loved or loathed with
unavoidable screenings on major
holidays and songs like 'Do-Re-

THE REAL von Trapp Family, the inspiration for the film, 'The Sound of Music,' is seen in an
undated file photo. Although most moviegoers' final image is of the von Trapp clan
climbing the Alps to escape to Switzerland, in reality the family emigrated to the United
States in 1939 and settled in picturesque Stowe, 325 miles north of New York City.

Mi' and 'My Favourite Things'
big favourites on family car
For those who missed it,
here's a quick rewind of the
1965 box office'hit that was
based on *'he-gtory of the,
Trapp Famil Singers' writ-
ten by Maria von Trapp. 1;6
years earlier., --:,t .

Widowed naval captain
Georg von Trapp (Christopher
Plummer) employs a nun (Julie
Andrews) to help with his
seven unruly children. The nun,
Maria, helps them rediscover


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music and falls in love with the
captain. They form a singing
group, marry and flee after the
invasion of Austria in 1938 by
the Nazis when the captain re-
fused a post in Adolf Hitler's
The real story varies in
some details from the schmaltzy
1959 Broadway musical that
prompted the Oscar-winning
movie for example, they actu-
ally left Austria via Italy by
train but why let the truth
ruin a great story.
The unforgettable score by
Richard Rodgers and Oscar
Hammerstein made 'The Sound

of Music' one of the most
popular and inescapable mu-
sicals ever.
Although the original
Trapp Family Singers ended
in 1956, four great-grandchil-
dren of Georg and Maria von
Trapp formed a new group in
2003 The Von Trapp Chil-
dren and are again touring
the world in Austrian cos-
tumes, singing 'Edelweiss'.
The movie also made a
comeback with sing-a-long pro-
ductions that started in Britain
in 2000 and spread globally,
with audiences given props in-
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ate moment.
"I don't know what started
these sing-alongs, but I really
think it is very funny,"
Johannes von Trapp, 67, presi-
dent of the Trapp Family Lodge
and youngest of the 10 von
Trapp children, told Reuters.
He was one of three chil-
dren added to the family af-
ter Georg and Maria von
Trapp's marriage.

Of the 10 children, six are
still alive and living in the
United States with their fami-
Their parents, however, are
long gone. The captain died in
Stowe in 1947, aged 67. Maria
von Trapp died 20 years later,
at the age of 82. Both are bur-
ied in the family cemetery by
the lodge which is set on 2,700
acres in the Green Mountains.
Johannes von Trapp said
there was no doubt 'The Sound
of Music' phenomenon made
its mark on his family although
his parents made little from this
because his mother sold the
rights of their story for about
$10,000 to a German film com-
pany that made a little-known
first screen version in 1956.
The U.S. producers of the
musical and movie did, however,


later agree to give the family a
small percentage of proceeds
from 'The Sound of Music'.
"But we have deliberately
tried not to turn the lodge
into a 'Sound of Music' mu-
seum. We have tried to keep
our feet firmly planted in re-
ality," he said.
Reality or not, for fans of
the movie, a visit to the Trapp
Family Lodge is the ultimate
nostalgia trip.
Sing-alongs are a regular oc-
currence while a documentary,
'Maria', about Maria von
Trapp's final visit to Austria, is
shown daily and 'The Sound of
Music' screened once a week.
Corridors of the 96-room
hotel are lined with publicity
posters in various languages and
framed newspaper cuttings.
"You really feel like you are
a part of 'The Sound of Music'
when you are here," said
Michelle Martin of New York.
Von Trapp said most visi-
tors are Americans but the lodge
attracts tourists from Britain -
although Julie Andrews has
never visited and from Asia
where the film is popular.
But was his mother really
like the adorable Julie Andrews?
"The film is a film. Julie
Andrews did a fantastic job of
playing the role written for
her but her character was fic-
tion," he said.

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Sam writing to object to your one-w
alternative advice when it comes to in
While other long-term advice column
such as Abby and Ann Landers -
recommend counselling, you two go to th
extreme of "forget kids and family, let's
Every case is different! How can you be so judgme
guess is, it is based on your personal experience. The di
^ is high enough. Please stop trying to increase it!
People change over the years; people grow apart; soi
is possible through hard work to grow back together. Thi
wake-up call. A heartbreaking, devastating wake-up call!
that if one person recognizes they have made a mistake
to reconcile with their spouse to whom they pledged "ti
don't be so one-way and adamant in your advice!

Violet, the narrator of Daphne du Maurier's novel "I
on the Strand' is a man named Dick Young. At one point I
"Truth is the hardest thing to put across." We agree, and
define truth as that which corresponds to facts. Truth is
we wish to be true or what we would hope to be true
what corresponds to facts.
The most obvious question about adultery is, 'Wh
such a strong taboo against it?' The ancient Greek ph
Aristotle grouped adultery along with procuring, poisi
sassination, and desertion of a comrade in battle as an
must always be wrong. Jesus of Nazareth in the Sermi
Mount listed it as a case where divorce is permitted.
Virtually all religions and legal systems make adultel
instance where divorce is allowed. Why? There must be
deep within us. Cognitive scientists use the term "uncont
describe brain structures we cannot view directly, but m

know by their effects. Is that where this taboo comes from?
Who taught the 16-year-old girl to feel jealous when another
girl gives her boyfriend attention? Who taught the 16-year-old boy
to feel sick to his stomach or angry enough to fight when an older
way, no boy moves in on his girl? No one taught them. Those feelings are
fidelity, innate, and there is no evidence counseling can change innate brain
nists structures.
always Last year was the 75th anniversary of marriage coun-
e ot r selling in the United States. If there is someone under a
oter bush or in a cave who doesn't know about marriage coun-
divorce selling, we'll leave it to the 99 per cent who.know about
it to inform them. But we won't imply that marriage coun-
ental? My selling can do more than it can do.
vorce rate People may stay together for financial, religious, or social rea-
sons, but we never get letters from people who say they "got over"
netimes it their partner's infidelity. The letters we get are from those who feel
s can be a the pain of betrayal decades after the fact, or even years after the
I only ask death of a spouse. Why? Because, as humans, we want love from
and wants someone who loves us to the exclusion of all others. Infidelity is
ill death," the proof we don't have what we most deeply crave. There is sim-
ply no way around that.
People need to hear they don't have to put up with a spouse
VIOLET who violates the most basic tenet of the marriage contract. Strong
reasons from religion, law, and cognitive science support leaving. If
he House one person knows the other won't leave no matter what, then that
Dick says, party has enslaved the other.
we would We agree with you that the divorce rate is high enough, but we
not what also believe in dealing with reality. We could give the traditional
Truth is yadda yadda yadda answer which implies everything can be fixed,
but that would fail the truth test.
y is there Truth is that which corresponds to facts, and as Daphne
ilosopher du Maurier's character said, truth is the hardest thing to put
zoning, as- across.
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What is the Multi-Stakeholder Forum
The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a National Conversation
involving all residents of Guyana.

Why should I participate in a Multi-Stakeholder Forum?
The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is the opportunity for all Guyanese,
especially the 'rank and file' to contribute to better governance. If
we want to live in a country that provides equal opportunity for all
and where the rights of all citizens are guaranteed, then we must
join the discussion on achieving this goal.

What happens after the discussions?
One hundred days after the 2006 Elections, the document
encompassing the concerns, views and suggestions of all Guyana
will be presented to the Government of the day and to the
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appreciate the thinking of the Guyanese people. This will serve to
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Avoid taking chances

with children's health

DONTICS is the dental specialty which treats
children. Children begin getting their first teeth
. at about six months of age, and they have a full
complement of "baby" teeth dentists call them
"deciduous" teeth usually by the age of three. By about
the age of six, the child begins losing the "baby" teeth
as the permanent teeth come in. The last deciduous teeth
are lost anywhere from 11 to 14 years of age.
Pedodontists treat children from infancy to the point when
the child goes off to secondary school. Particularly the early
years of this period are extremely important. A child is
constantly in the process of development; every day sees new
changes. Every stage builds on the previous stages of
development. Thus anything that has adverse effects on a child
runs the risk of having impact on the rest of their life.
Children's physical systems can be more vital and reactive
than those of adults, so toxic intrusions can cause severe
problems. Be extremely cautious of dental work with your
children. Too many dentists recommend invasive dental
procedures that can be devastating.
We are usually completely unaware of the impact of
this kind of dental work on young children. Since we do
not recognize the problem, we do not have statistics to
understand the scope of the issue. We have no way of
knowing how many children may have suffered
unnecessary illness brought on by dental procedures. Avoid
taking a chance with your children's health.
Some dentists like to use stainless steel crowns on baby
teeth. The problem is that a child can react to the nickel and
become very ill, and no one will think that the illness came from
the child's dental work.
Fluoride gel is useful in protecting children's teeth against caies
I would strongly recommend that only non-metal restorative
materials be used for your child's dental work. My view is that
one should never allow a dentist to put an amalgam filling in
their child's mouth.

The Dentist Advises

A spoon full of sugar may help the medicine go down,
but most dentists would likely encourage parents to skip
that step when treating a child's illness. However, most
parents might not realise that even without the sugar, some
children's medicines may cause cavities while they're
fighting other health issues, according to a report in the
January/February issue of General Dentistry, the Academy
of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed
journaL Antihistamine syrups are frequently purchased
over-the-counter or prescribed to deal with problems such
as chronic allergies or the flu. However, many of these
syrups contain low pH levels and high acidity which can
be a dangerous combination for a child's teeth. The sugar
in the medication combined with the acids dissolve dental
enamel, causing erosion. It's important to talk with your
dentist about any medications that your child is on and
see what he or she recommends to combat the problems
those medications might cause.
The report revealed that placing children's teeth in contact
with syrupy medications could cause erosion to the outer layers
of the teeth. However, when teeth were treated with a topical
fluoride treatment, the decay was minimal.
Although some medications are necessary for general health
they can be extremely harmful to the teeth if the medicine is
given at bedtime or without following proper oral health habits.
Since the flow of saliva, nature's buffer against cavities,
decreases during the night, medicines given before bedtime can
do a great deal of damage if a child does not brush away sugar
and acids. A fluoride toothpaste can provide extra protection
against decay.
Readers can ask me questions personally on a live call-
in programme called the Breakfast Show on Channel 4
the first and last Wednesday of each month.




US cigarette

sales drop to

55-year low
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The number of cigarettes sold
in the United States in 2005 fell to the lowest level in 55
years largely due to enforcement of marketing restrictions
imposed on the tobacco industry, the National Association
of Attorneys General (NAAG) said on Wednesday last
According to federal tobacco tax figures, cigarettes sales slid
4.2 per cent from 2004 levels in the largest one-year percentage
decrease since 1999. the group said in a statement.
The attorneys general said 378 billion cigarenes were sold
in the United States n 2005, the lowest number since 1951
The drop continues an eight-year decline in cigarene smok-
ing since the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) be-
tween U.S. states and the tobacco industry that settled state
lawsuits over the costs of treating smoking-related illnesses, the
NAAG said.
Overall, cigarette sales have plunged more than 21 per
cent since the agreement, which raised cigarette prices and
severely restricted industry marketing practices, the
organisation said.
'It is not a coincidence that ctgarete sales are down and
fewer people are smoking. The Master Settlement Agreement
was designed to protect the public and reduce cigarette con-
sumption and it does just that," said Vermont Attorney Gen-
eral Bill Sorrell.
The major companies that signed the MSA are Philip Mor-
ns. a unit of Altna Group Inc.; RJ. Reynolds Tobacco Hold-
ings Inc.; British American Tobacco Plc's Brown & Williamson
unt: and Lorillard, which trades as Carolna Group and is part
of Loews Corp.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
considers cigarette smoking to be the leading preventable
cause of death in the United States. About 440,000 people
die each year from lung cancer and other diseases related
to tobacco use.

Timber Grading Training Courses

The Guyana Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Forest Products
Marketing Council of Guyana Inc. would be conducting Two (2) Timber
Grading Training Courses to train persons in the Forestry Sector to become
qualified Timber Graders. Please see information below for further details:

1. Date:


2. Date:

27*'March to 7"'April, 2006-
Demerara/ Georgetown/ East Bank
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Please contact Mr. Hemraj Seecharan on
telephone number 226 7271- 4
Or visit the GFC Head Office to register
and uplift preparatory material in
advance of the course.

18h April to 30* April, 2006-
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Please contact the GFC Offices at
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(Tel# 335 3414)

to register and uplift preparatory material
in advance of the course.

The cost of this course would be G$20,000 and covers training material, field
trips, meals and refreshments. Persons interested in becoming Timber
Graders are urged to make use of this opportunity as the GFC willbe stepping
up the enforcement of the grading rules and other guidelines pertaining to
wood products sold locally and exported in 2006. The services of Timber
Graders will be vital to this effort. Companies without the services of Timber
Graders are advised to utilise this opportunity to get their staff trained.

Since the number of places available is limited, persons are urged to register
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Learn how to access the Export Market

EMPRETEC Guyana, in collaboration with USAIDIGTIS, Go-Invest and
New GMC are organising an Export Development Workshop for
entrepreneurs with high growth potential.

The Workshop will be held from
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'The thing that blew me away was the
fact that the rainforest is so pristine. It
is a very fragile and valuable asset to
the world, and to have been to see a
small part of it, I consider it be an
important privilege.' Girls Go Guyana
team member, Charlotte Greenwood

Documentary Artist and Professional
Artist in film and TV, Charlotte
Greenwood, has written a journal of
her experiences in Guyana as a member of the
Girls Go Guyana team and hopes to publish its
contents with drawings and photos in a "small
book" as a "token of my appreciation of the
beautiful places I visited".
Greenwood of UK/Czech Republic made the journal as part of
her efforts to preserve the memories of the journey and time she

spent in Guyana
She \was here for the Girls
Go Guyana expedition last
January. The expedition and
responses from the team to
Guyana will be a contributing
factor with regard to raising the
awareness of the importance of
Guyana's uncharted jungle to
tourists and explorers.
The Documentary Artist
said before the trek, that the
journey was a way of testing her
artistic ability which has been
put to good use in promoting
the expedition for The Prince's
Trust, as well as depicting the
incredible beauty of our natural
surroundings even though she
was afraid of the dangers.
Today, she said she is
"happy to have contributed a
little to the promotion of the
eco- tourism business in

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Gu)ana, and in nl small wa\..
I hope to spread the kno ledge
I gained. further a field."
"My experience in Guyana
was a good one and one which
I shall never forget. I was
moved by the kindness of the
people. They were all very
interested in what we were
doing. It was a big learning
experience for me in many
ways," she said.
As to what she had gained
during this adventure, she
responded that she was happy
to have been able to learn a
lot about "surviving in such
harsh environments as the
jungle we visited, learning
about fire lighting
techniques, fishing, making
shelter, and learning of the
many varieties of flora and
fauna that inhabit the
"The thing that blew me
away was the fact that the
rainforest is so pristine. It is a
very fragile and valuable asset to
the world, and to have been to

see a small part of it. I consider
it be an important privilege The
guides from the Amerindians
that helped us through the tough
treks that we did were very good
and they shared also their
knowledge and stories with us,
and we had a lot of laughs
together", she recalled.
When asked about the
difficulties encountered and how
they were able to solve them,
Charlotte explained that
sometimes it was
"very uncomfortable being so
damp all the time, but I had to
accept it and live with it.
"At certain points, there
were some difficult
discussions within the team,
regarding whether we could
all do all parts of the trek
together, and what the role of
the leader should be, and
even who it should be.
After time, we managed to
resolve these issues, put our
differences aside, and succeed
in completing a trip that we
had to re-consider halfway

through, because of Ihe
"I learnt front these
difficulties and if there is a
follow-up expedition, I would
be more thorough in assessing
the aims and abilities of all the
team members, well before the
start of the expedition", she
With regard to her future
plans, Charlotte said: "In the
future, I would be very
interested in doing more such
trips, and work more to share
knowledge between our
cultures. I believe'we have a
lot to learn from each other.
"I hope that these types
of expeditions will set an
example and educate both
the developed world and
the developing world of
how fragile the
rainforest is and with
careful development of
Eco Tourism, it could be
a good way to help
preserve it". (Kenwah

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday March 3, 2006 Thursday March 9, 2006
Buying Rate Selling Rate
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Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.00 202.60.

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: USSI.00= GS199.85
B. Canadian Dollar
Hnk /Average 137.83 151.00 157.R3 166.67

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 316.17 343.00 353.83 364.50

D. Euro
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E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thur., Mar. 9, 2006
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Sunday Chronicle March 12, 2006




Guyana Court of Appeal overruled

itself about 'confessions' in 1976

By George Barclay

IN 1976, a Guyana Court of Appeal overruled
itself when deciding two criminal appeals on
the grounds of wrongful acceptance of two
confession statements by the trial judge.

That Court allowed the ap-
peals by Oswald Gobin and
Boniface Griffith and set aside
the convictions and sentence by
the High Court.
In coming to its conclusion,
the Appellate Court constituted
by Chancellor J. O. F. Haynes,
and Justices of Appeal Victor
Crane, R. H. Luckhoo and Dhan
Jhappan, said, among other
"The principle underlying
'stare decisis' {Latin: to stand
by things decided} in the
Guyana Court of Appeal is not
the same for criminal as for civil
"In criminal cases, it is less
rigid. Jurisdiction of the court to
overrule prievously decided
cases is a continuing one. Our
Court will exercise judicial re-
view whenever there is to be de-
termined some broad issue of
justice, public policy or ques-
tion of legal principle and in a
criminal cause or matter which
is plainly wrong and manifestly
unjust, will overrule it without
According to the facts of
the case, these two appeals
containing related questions of
law on the admissibility of con-
fession statements were by
consent consolidated and heard
In Oswald Gobin's appeal,
the accused and his uncle Harry
Samsair, were drinking bush rum
together when there arose an al-
tercation between them over the
lighting of a lamp, whereupon
the accused threw kerosene oil
on Samsair and set him alight.
Samsair died as a conse-
quence of the bums he received
and Gobin was charged with

murder. He made a statement to
the police, confessing his mis-
deed and at his trial, objected to
its admissibility on the grounds
that it was not made by him or
on his instructions.
He alleged that the signature
was elicited from him by threats
of violence, and by actual vio-
lence he was forced to sign and
write on the statement.
The trial judge admitted the
statement without holding a voir
dire ( a trial within a trial) tell-
ing the jury that as the accused
was saying it was not his own
statement, its admissibility was
a matter of fact for them to de-
In Boniface Griffith's ap-
peal, the accused objected to the
admissibility of a confession
statement to the effect that he
had stolen two typewriters on
the ground that force and vio-
lence were used in order to ob-
tain it from him.
He alleged he had been
pushed about, cuffed in the ab-
domen, and, as a result, was in-
duced to sign the confession.
At the voir dire, it turned
out that he was complaining
that the statement had been
prepared beforehand by the
investigating officer and that
he was ill-treated in the man-
ner described to sign it.
After taking this testimony,
the trial judge halted the trial
within a trial and ruled that as
the accused was not saying that
he was beaten to sign a state-
ment of which he was not the
author and which another per-
son, in fact, was the author, it
became a question of fact to say
whether or not the statement
was that of the accused.

Rememberf'l n gI IrfI ^

The British government was careful to make its repressive

campaign selective. Some were attacked; others were

studiously left out. For instance, at the time of my restriction

in April, Burnham was left out of the dragnet. Later when

he was placed under restriction and refused to report to the

police as he had been ordered to do, the police failed to

prosecute him. Unlike me, after release from prison,

Dr. Latchmansingh was not restricted. This was done

deliberately, as will be later seen from the report of the

Robertson Commission.
Dr. Cheddi Jagan

The trial judge thereupon
refrained from ruling on
voluntariness, although he ad-
mitted the statement and caused
it to be read to the jury.
Griffith was convicted by the
jury and like Gobin, appealed
his conviction and sentence.

The Appellate Court,
with the judgment of
Haynes and Jhappan,
(i) In each case, the trial
judge erred in ruling that the ob-
jection did not raise the issue of
voluntariness; and in not ruling
on all the evidence upon the voir
dire, including the defence evi-
dence of inducement, whether
the statement was voluntary or
(ii) In each case, reliance was
misguidedly placed on Williams
v. Ramdeo and Ramdeo and
Herrera and Dookeran v. R.
which laid down the law con-
trary to well-established com-
mon law rules.
(iii) In each case, the major-
ity opinion in Harper v. The
State was erroneously distin-
guished or disregarded.
(iv) In each case, the objec-
tion raised challenged the
voluntariness of the written
statement and a ruling after a
trial within a trial was essential
upon all the evidence including
the evidence of the accused (if
any) of any compulsion exer-
cised by the police officer to in-

duce him to sign it.
(v) In each case, the omis-
sion to rule was a fatal irregu-
(vi) In each case, as a result,
the confession was received in
evidence although not duly
shown to be voluntary. In
Gobin's case, it was legally im-
permissible to leave it to the
jury to determine whether or not
it was voluntary.
(vii) The court deprived it-
self of the opportunity to learn
facts relevant to determining
whether or not to exclude the
evidence on discretion, even if
(viii) Justices Crane and
Luckhoo said: "In Gobin's case,
the trial judge was wrong in rul-
ing that the admissibility of a
confession was a matter of fact
for the jury to decide, because
admissibility of evidence is al-
ways a question of law for the
trial judge and for the jury to
decide on.
(ix) In most cases, if not in
all cases, a trial within a trial,
should be held to decide and rule
on the admissibility, i.e., the
voluntariness of confession
(x) It is not the law that
the accused must raise by
way of challenged objection
to voluntariness by alleging
there was an inducement to
him; to confess, so as to en-
title him to a voir dire and
ruling thereon, because no
matter what the ground of

challenge, the accused is en-
titled to a ruling of
voluntariness vel non.
Voluntariness of a confession
statement automatically
arises whenever admissibility
is an issue.
(xi) The judgment of Harper
v. The State, on the one hand,
conflicts with those of the State
v Fowler and The State v.
Dhannie Ramsingh, on the other.
The ratio in both the latter cases
is harmful to the spirit of a fair
trial and repugnant to the
proper administration of justice
and must be overruled.
(xii) Chancellor Haynes, and
Justices of Appeal Crane, R.H.
Luckhoo and Jhappan declared
"The principle underlying stare
decisis in the Guyana Court of
Appeal was not the same for
criminal as for civil cases, as al-
ready explained by the jurists.
(xiii) In the final analysis,
the Appellate Court, in coming
to its conclusion, overruled the
case of The State v. Fowler and
the State v. Dhannie Ramsingh.
The cases of Williams v.
Ramdeo and Ramdeo and
Ramdeo and Herrera and
Dookeran v.R. were not fol-
One hundred and eighteen
legal authorities were cited and
studied in the appeals resulting
in the appeals being allowed and
the decisions being set aside.
Chancellor Haynes ex-
plained that the reason for his
action was to ensure that the

law is better understood and its
right application to these ap-
peals facilitated.
Mr. Haynes went on to
cite words by a famous Brit-
ish jurist which many regard
as stating the true and law-
ful basis of exclusion of con-
fessions. It read: "Confes-
sions are received in evi-
dence, or rejected as inad-
missible, under a consider-
ation whether they are or are
not entitled to credit. A free
and voluntary confession is
deserving of the highest
credit, because it is presumed
to flow from the strongest
sense of guilt, and therefore
it is admitted as proof of the
crime to which it refers, but
a confession forced from the
mind by the flattery of hope,
or by the torture of fear,
comes in so questionable a
shape when it is to be consid-
ered as the evidence of guilt,
that no credit ought to be
given to it, and therefore it is
Representing the appellants
were Mr. Rex Mc Kay, S.C., ,
with Mr. Bhairo Prasad, S.C.
and Stanley Moore for Oswald
Gobin, and Mr. Me Kay with
Robert Hanoman for Boniface
Assistant Director of
Public Prosecutions, Mr.
George Jackman with Senior
State Counsel, Mr. Loris
Ganpatsingh, represented the


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by Petamber Persaud

A WRITER writes because he/she has something
to say, among other reasons for writing.
Our Guyanese women writers have found their voice in a way
that belies their previous role as 'peripheral creatures' (Beryl Gilroy).
Even though that voice may appear vindictive, it is more a
vindication of its value to society than a quarrel with the voice of
its male counterparts who treated women condescendingly (in
literature). And in so doing, these women writers have lent validity
to our literature because they see, perceive, feel and respond
differently to elements in a male-dominated world. They enriched
the literature with that element and can be credited for doing much
more. For instance, they are better able, according to Merle Collins,
to 'tease out the truth' as they explore themes like man-woman

relationship, sexism, human happiness, religious bigotry, moral
values and social injustice.
' The current consummate female voice emerged from decades of
imperceptible growth, perhaps, in the words of Virginia Woolf who
contended that while the men made great strides, the women were
constrained to mince. Constraints came in many forms, some
subscribed to by women themselves like those lacking self-
confidence to publish or those too self-critical of their work.
Guyanese women writers of Indian ancestry endured additional
constraints peculiar to their ethnicity, social and religious values.
But having said that, Guyanese women writers, on the whole, were
more fortunate than their sisters in other societies.
The first recorded instance of writing by a woman in
Guyana seemed to be in the genre of drama. The 'ROMANCE
OF KAIETEUR' was written by Esme Cendrecourt in 1931. The

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first recorded collection of plays seemed to be, 'FIVE PLAYS',
by Dorothy Collier, published by the Daily Chronicle in 1948.
SWhat is peculiar about those two instances is that women
turned first to one of the more effective tools in writing and
that the stage at that time seemed set to encourage that type
of writing by women.
However, a steady flow of writings by women seemed to have
started in the 1940s.
For examples of writings by our women writers we'd have to
turn back the pages of main magazines like the CHRISTMAS TIDE,
the CHRISTMAS ANNUAL, the CARIBIA and journals like
periodicals first of all offered an outlet to the voice, then fostered
and preserved it.
On looking back to the 1940s and 1950s, we would find names
like Celeste Dolphin, B. Zorina Ishmael, Helen Taitt, Jacqueline
DeWeever, Joy Allsopp, Margaret E. Bayley, Edwina Melville and
others producing poetry and short stories. Of this lot, two writers
compiled some of their stories in book form. CHILDREN OF
GUIANA by Dolphin came out in 1953 while TEDDY THE
TOUCAN by Allsopp surfaced later.
The 1960s seemed to be a fertile period for women writing
and on the whole Guyanese literature. The Guyana Writers'
Group which consisted of more women than men writers was
a motivating factor during that time. Numerous women writers
surfaced during this period including Sheila King (who is our
oldest active writer), Evadne D'Oliviera, Cecile Nobrega, Doris
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ud Choil Mr 12, I I II


Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. If you know that
the first step to learning a topic is by under-
standing it, then you are stepping in the right
direction. Beware of cramming; it is beneficial
only if you first understand the matter and you
want to place the points at your fingertips.
Please keep away from situations that are

Reading for Inference
1. People said, "It's a trick", because: (c) no one
had ever recorded a human voice before.
2. Why did Edison spend all of his earnings? (a)
He wanted to try out his ideas.
3. How would Edison feel when he sold the printer?
(c) delighted

Interesting Word Uses
4. Explain the meaning of: "the whole world was
buzzing with the news". Very many people talked
about the news.
5. What does the following mean: "just like an
echo"? Just like a reflexion of sound waves.
6. In your own words, explain the meaning of: "a
talking machine", a machine that records speech.

Fact or Detail Questions
7. Edison shouted into the machine because: (b)
he was so excited.
8. Choose the correct sentence. (b) Every word
came back just like an echo.
9. This story was written to tell: (c) about famous
10. Choose the word that best describes Edison:
(b) gifted.
Word Meaning
11. dream: B. a vision. 12. handle: C. that part of
something by which to hold it.

A. The Preposition
Reminder: The preposition is a word that points
out a noun or a pronoun that is related to some other
word in the sentence.
Example: The school in the street was built for
the village children.

Explanation: The prepositions in the sentence are
in and for. School and street are related, and built
and children are related.

Bear in mind: Some frequently used prepositions
are: about, across, against, among, behind, beside,
beyond, by, except, into, of, out, over, through, till,
'under, up, with without. Do your best to remember

1. The girl singing outside the backdoor is my sister.

B. The Conjunction
A conjunction is a word that joins or connects
words, phrases, or clauses:

1. Either Johnny or Sandra is correct.
2. You can either scrap or strengthen it.


Writing a Story (Fantasy)
We all know that in the world of make believe, animals
can talk and dream, fairies can abound in their good or
sometimes bad works, and that clocks and houses can
be given human qualities. We know that birds, bats, and
rats can do well to help far bigger animals than
themselves, and cats can be kings.
At your examination you will be called upon to

produce a story in Paper 2 English Language. At
this time we give you a part of a fantasy. Read it
thoroughly to yourself and then again to anyone or
anything close by that is willing to listen even if it is
your pet or toy!
The dog looked at the cat with distrust. "If you are
as deaf as you say you are, how can you
understand me?"
"I can read lips," the cat replied smugly.
"Then why do you pretend that you don't
understand a word when the human holler at you?"
the dog wanted to know.
The old cat rolled her eyes, "If they find out that I
can read lips, silly-head, they'll stop laughing at
themselves for yelling at me and expect me to obey
them. I happen to LIKE sleeping on the stove, hiding
in the dryer, and paring my nails on the firewood.
Why let them think they can tongue-lash me for it?"

What to do
Do your best to write a story in which animals and
trees and ships can behave like human beings.
Choose your own setting, characters, and plot.
Make it an original fantasy. Read it to persons older
or younger than yourself, and listen to their com-
ments. Friends who do appreciate fantasy will
surely ask for more if you do it right! This will help
in your examination.

We will use that same extract above for a stint at
grammar. Read the extract again and then answer
the grammar questions at the bottom.
1. There are three nouns in the first paragraph. Two
of them are cat and dog. Find the third noun.
2. Point out the verb in the statement: "I can read lips."
3. What word functions as a verb modifier (an
adverb) in the statement: "The cat replied smugly"?
4. Point out the definite article in the sentence: "The
old cat rolled her eyes."
5. Pick out the compound word in this sentence: "Why
let them think that they can tongue-lash me for it?"
6. There is another compound word in the passage. It
comes before the one you just found. Tell what it is.

Work on Adjectives
*If you are comparing two nouns or pronouns, use
the comparative degree; if comparing more than
two use the superlative.

This is the prettier [not prettiest] girl of the two.
Which of these three boxes is the strongest [not

Sometimes you forget the rules and find yourself
using awful statements like: You are the most pret-
tiest girl in your class beauty contest. What you
should say is: You are the prettiest girl in your class
beauty contest.

*Here is another rule that you should be able to use
Use less for quantity, fewer for number.

Joseph had fewer privileges and less food.

For Your Application
Copy the following sentences, filling each blank with
the adjective form called for in brackets. Read the
sentences aloud.

1. This is the .... test I've ever written. (superlative
of good)
2. The .... answer came from my friend. (superla-
tive of intelligent)
3. She is the .... mother of the two. (comparative of
4. George's .... height will help him. (comparative
of great)
5. Use the .... picture that you can find. ( superla-
tive of colorful)

6. The .... of those three dogs is Ralph. (superla-
tive of willing)

Some Examination-type Questions
Context Clues: Questions 1-3
1. Last week's earth tremor in Trinidad measured
3.5 on the Richter scale that records the amount of
seismic disturbance.
a) relating to the heat of a volcano;
b) relating to earthquakes;
c) relating to the mind; mental;
d) relating to disturbances
2. Thirty minutes elapsed between the time
Josephine phoned the fire department and the ar-
rival of the first fire truck.
a) passed by; b) fell down;
c) slipped to a former condition;
d) forgot to fall into a rut
3. Put expression in your voice; do not speak in a
a) a musical, pleasant tone;
b) a single tone;
c) a tone from a microphone;
d) a busy tone from a telephone

Analogy: Questions 4 & 5
5. Heal is to injure as ....
a) feed is to nourish;
b) feed is to starve;
c) deprive is to starve;
d) deprive is to nourish

6. Lead is to follow as ...
a) allow is to permit;
b) allow is to deny;
c) allow is to allowance;
d) allow is to lead

Grammar: Questions 6 & 7
7. Form a verb from the given word: FLAT
a)flate; b)flat;
c) flit; d) flatten

8. Find the second noun in the sentence: A stitch in
time saves nine.
a) stitch; b) time;
c) saves; d) nine

Comprehension: Question 9- 12
A. Honeybees live in large colonies. Left to them-
selves, they make nests in trees, roofs or rocks but
beekeepers make hives for them. The queen bee
makes more than a thousand eggs a day. Worker
bees work hard looking after babies, searching for.
food and cleaning and protecting the nest.
9. Four jobs done by worker bees are:
a) protecting, searching, cleaning, caring;
b) laying, caring, protecting, searching;
c) searching, cleaning, laying, bearing;
d) protecting, searching, cleaning laying

B. Edward had told me of his weird adventure sev-
eral times before, but his voice still shook with fear
as he related the story again. He could never for-
get that awful night when, hampered by his army
uniform, he waded from the beach towards the wait-
ing boats, shoulder-deep in water, while bombs
exploded all about him. Whenever he sees a for-
mation of planes in the sky, he is reminded of that
night of terror.

10. Who or what is the story about?
a) Edward; b) exploding bombs;
c) me; d) army uniform

11. Name the occupation of the chief character in
the story?
a) story teller;
b) army personnel;
c) beach comber;
d) bomber flier

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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to our Mathematics columns. Keep
on revising your list of topics in which you have
great confidence, and keep on trying to under-
stand those areas that need improvement. Let
nothing remain a problem at this time. Keep
on treating yourself well with proper sleeping,
eating, and recreating. Work with love for your-
self and the examination!

a) An improper fraction has its numerator greater
than its denominator. Example: 67/4
b)Amixed number consists of a whole number and
a proper fraction. Example: 16%
c) A proper fraction has its numerator smaller than
its denominator. Example:
d) Awhole number contains no fraction. Example:
Improper Fractions as Mixed Numbers
1.9/7 = 1 2/7; 2.9/4=2%; 3.37/12=31/12;
4.72/11 = 6 6/11; 5. 86/9 = 9 5/9; 6. 156/7= 22 2/

Mixed Numbers as Improper Fractions & Im-
proper Fractions as Mixed Numbers:
1.2 6/7 = 20/7; 2. 5 7/9 = 52/9;
3. 8 % = 35/4; 4. 72/11 =6 6/11;
5.47/12 = 3 11/12; 6. 15 7/9= 142/9

Proper Fractions as Decimals
1.3/10 = 0.3; 2.7/10=0.7;
3. 5/100 = 0.05; 4.8/100 = 0.08;
5.4/1000 = 0.004; 6.3/100 0.03
7.9/10000= 0.0009;
8.4/100 = 0.04; 9.9+7/100 = 9.07;
10.7/10 + 8/1000 = 0.708;
11.70 + 5/10 + 4/100 = 70.54

Read Off.
Example: 34 3/1000 = 34.003

1.0.5=5/10; 2.8.9=8+9/10;
3.4.36 = 4 + 36/100;
4.27.56 = 27 + 56/100;
5. 396.04 = 396 + 4/100;
6.0.006 = 6/1000
7.672.005 = 672 + 5/1000

Reminder When we write the whole number 777,
we mean 700 +70+7. Is that right?
Reading from left to right each figure is ten times
the value of the next one.
Remember this always.

Fractional Quantities Whose Values are less
than 1

Reminder: 888.888 can mean 800 + 80 + 8 + 8/10
+ 8/100+ 8/1000.
The dot in 888.888 is called the decimal point. It
separates the whole numbers from the fractional
In 0.888, each figure 8 is ten times the value of the
following figure 8, reading from left to right. Thus 8/
140 i, ton, timc3- atas eetar n^^^(is-ten-

times as great as 8/1000, and so on.
(Ten times refers to the bottom number or denomi-
nator when multiplied by 10.)
Decimals are Fractions
In the whole numbers, if we have to write five hun-
dred and eight, we write 508; the 8 keeps the units
(ones) place, the 0 keeps the tens place, and the 5
keeps the hundreds place.

The zero before the Decimal Point
When there are no whole numbers, it is usual to
insert a zero in front of the decimal point. For in-
stance, point 75 would be written 0.75.

Read off Practice
1.0.6 = 6/10; 2. 8.9 = 8 + 9/10;
3. 5.74 = 5 + 7/10 + 4/100 OR 5 + 74/100;
4. 76.43 = 76 + 4/10 + 3/100 OR 76 + 43/100
5. 0.007 = 7/1000; 6.0.065= 65/1000
7. 500.069 = 500 + 69/1000;
8.0.0548 = 548/10000


1. 5/8 X 7/10 X 2/21
2.4/5 of 2 /2
3.3 1/152 5/9
4. 5/8 15/32
5. 2 2X22/3
6. (4 116 X 8/15) + (3 1/3 X 2/3)
7.(1 5/9 X 1 5/7) (2 2/3 X 2%)
8. 4+ (1/8 X 2/5)
9. 1 23 (3/5 + 9/10)
10. (3 % 2 %) X (2 3/10 + 3/5)

Refresh your Addition and Subtraction Skills

1. 51/10-3 %- 1
2.6 %-3 1/6 + 2 112-4%
3.2 %+3 4-43/8
4. 2 +%+7/8
5. 33/8+52/7+4%
6. 72/3 + 2/5 + 3/10 +2 1/2
7. 1 3/16-22/5 + 3% + 5 5/8
8.127/10 5 1/8 + 3 3/20 + 1

Putting All together
Let us work addition, subtraction, multiplication, and
division together with brackets.

Here is a rule to follow. Where there are no
brackets, multiplication and division must be done
first. As a matter of interest and guidance, look at
the following instructions:

When you are working with fractions, you operate
the same as when you are dealing with whole num-
bers. Addition and subtraction are the last to be
worked out in fractions. When there are brackets,
work the brackets first.

The steps are in this order.
1. Work out brackets.
2. Multiply and divide.
3. Add and subtract.

S8 4 1
4"8 4"16

2/5 X (2/3 ) + 2

(Work the brackets first.)

2/5 X( 8-3 = 5/8)+ 1/2

(Do the multiplication and/or division before the ad-
dition and/or subtraction. So, bracket off the multi-
plication and work it out.)

(2/5 X 5/8)+ 1/2
(2 X 5 = 1/4) + 1/2
1 4
S + 2

9. 3 3/14 + (1 1/49 X 7/10)
10. 3 2/3 + (2/3 + 4/5)
11. Y*-(1/8X2/3)
12. (1 7/8 X 2 2/5)- 3 2/3
13. (2 2/3+ 1 1/5) 5 4/5
14. 5/9- 7/15 1 -5/9 X 7/15

Test yourself

1. When the fraction 1260 is reduced to its lowest
terms, the answer is:

a) 3/7; b) 21/49; c) 63/147; d) 9/20

2. Which of the following fractions is equal to 8/18?

a) 4/36; b) 25/38; c) 12/27; d) 52/117

3. The fraction 3/5 when written with denominator
60 is the same as:

a) 3/36; b) 36/60; c) 48/36; d) 60/15

4. 7/8 X 5/9 is equal to one of the following:

a) 56/74; b) 36163; c) 49/72; d) 35/72

5. The improper fraction 156 is equal to:

a) 73/7; b) 365/49; c) 76/14; d) 53/7

6. 3/7 X 21/45 is equal to one of the following, when
the answer is expressed in its lowest terms:

a) 1/5; b) 9/23; c) 9/15; d) 45/64

Which of these statements are true? Which state-
ments are false?
1.22/11 + 19/11 = 11/5
2. 72 12/5 < 4 1
3. 53/5 24/5 > 5
4. 17/9 22/3 < 1 /2
+ -K +"r----- + -7--7 ...




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The mind is a wonderful thing, especially when you are waiting for
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We Care

1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following items to the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

A) Laboratory Supplies

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

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

4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, and must be placed in the Tender Box
situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown not later
than 09:00h., Tuesday 28th March, 2006.

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

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

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

Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer


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

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

1. Mabaruma District Hospital

Expansion Reg.#1

Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from the office of the
Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G\town in the form of a
Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of G$10,000
per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance Certificates
(both of which should be in the name of individual or firm submitting the bid)
should be addressed to the Project Manager, and deposited in the Tender Box of
the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street SIMAP's Building, Georgetown,
on or before 10 am on Wednesday, April 5,2006.

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

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

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders
at 10 am on Wednesday, April 5,2006.

Project Manager
March 8, 2006

3/10/2006, 7:53 PM

Sunday Chronicle March 12, 2006

Page XJ

mjfnLdy Cjronicle March 1


LONDON (Reuters) Al-
though they have brains
about the size of a grain of
rice, hummingbirds have su-
perb memories when it comes
to food, according to research
last week.
No bird-brains these tiny
creatures that weigh 20 grams
(0.7 ounces) or less and feed on
nectar and insects.
The research, reported in
the journal Current Biology,
suggests they not only remem-
ber their food sources but can
plan with a certain amount of

"To our knowledge, this is
the first demonstration that
animals in the wild can remem-
ber both the locations of food
sources and when they visited
them," said Susan Healy, of the
University of Edinburgh.
Healy and scientists in Brit-
ain and Canada studied rufous
hummingbirds in the Canadian
Rockies. They found that the
birds remembered where spe-
cific flowers were located and
when they were last there, two
aspects of episodic memory
which was thought to be exclu-
sive to humans.

"Hummingbirds that defend
territories of many flowers re-
member which flowers they
have recently emptied," Healy
said in a statement.
The scientists tracked how
often hummingbirds visited
eight artificial flowers filled with
a sucrose solution in the birds'
feeding grounds.
They refilled half the flow-
ers at 10 minute intervals and
the other half 20 minutes after
they had been emptied.
The birds' return to the flow-
ers matched the refill schedules:
flowers refilled at 10-minute inter-


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vals were visited sooner, according
to the scientists.
"We were surprised that
their timing abilities were so
good and that they managed to
cope so efficiently with as many
as eight different flowers." said
The average rufous humming-
bird migrates 2,000 miles in winter
from Canada to warmer weather in
Mexico. In the Spring, they return
home to breed.
Scientists suspect the
brains of hummingbirds be-
came highly developed be-
cause of their long travel
schedules and so they do not
waste time and energy
searching for food.

Small children, big dogs don't mix!
CHICAGO (Reuters) Bringing a dog into the family should wait until the children are of
school age, and even then parents might want to think twice about a Doberman pinscher or
German shepherd, according to a study published last week.
A review of dog bites treated at a trauma center in Austria over a 10-year period found that
children aged one and youngerr ran the highest risk of being bitten though anyone up to age lii runs
a higher risk ihan in later \ ears
"'Parents should postpone purchase of a dog until children are of school age." the studW said.
Children generally enter primarN schools at age fite or sil
"Throughout evolution dogs hae i\ ed in packs with a specific order of dominance. In view of
this rigorous hierarchal s5 siem in a pack, dogs may regard newborn, as well as toddlers as subordi-
nate." the study added.
But 'school-aged children can be trained successfully in precautionary behaviour when ap-
proaching a dog," concluded the study from the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Medical
UniversilN of Graz
The researchers said the\ found that the relate risk of being bitten by a German shepherd or
a Doberman \was about fie times higher than for a Labrador retriever or a mixed breed Among the
dog bites covered in the study none involved fighting breeds such as pit bulls, perhaps because of
increased public awareness of their aggrienessiveness, the report added.
The study was published in Ibe March issue of 'Pediatrics', the journal or the Ameri-
can Academy of Pediatrics.



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The Whale in the Thames

By Hanz Malmberg
(Continued from last week)

"MANKIND has become the greatest predator in
history. Is that something to be proud of? You prey
on life-forms that you don't even know you're an-
nihilating! And every extinction is another mortal
wound to 'me'. An amputation. Enjoy your fingers,
your toes, you arms, and your legs. If I had a body
like you, right now I would be down to a head with
a trunk, nothing more. I wouldn't even have a nose

or ears or eyelids. It's g(
can regenerate."
"Forget about thinking that
you have to go back through
and correct the past, just stop
the future killings! The beasts ...
they were the most intelligent
beasts on the face of 'me' ...
they're dying, they are almost
gone, and humanity looks stu-
pid compared to them. As soon
as they ARE gone, that is when
I will give up. And they are the
ones you know of as the
whales. When the last one
leaves ... I will die." [softly cry-
"Respect all life upon me
because it is nothing but an ex-
tension of 'me'...Your bodies
have certain specific chemicals
within them that make you
function. If you lose some of
these chemicals, you become
unbalanced. Each one of my
life-forms are my chemicals ...
and I am very out of balance
right now. And when too much
is being done to me in one place,
that can cause irreparable harm,
then and only then do I have a
right to unleash what you per-
ceive to be my'fury, when in ac-
tuality, it's nothing more than a
defensive action to preserve all
life, not just mine."
Guest: Has what is happen-
ing in New Orleans helped?
Gaiamma: "Helped? It
stopped something from going
on that has been causing too
much harm, and it wasn't just
in that one place. You haven't
even begun to hear of the dam-
age that was done. I believe you
call them'oil derricks', that now
no longer exist. Unfortunately,
it polluted the water and more
of the fish had to die. Fortu-
nately, there are migration pat-
terns that most of these aquatic
creatures follow that caused
them to be out of the area at the
time. There were other
creatures that ... they' do not
'hear', they feel motion in their
brains ... and the signals were
given to them to leave before
they were meant to leave."

ot to stop! If it can stop, I

"I'm alive. I'm a living,
breathing entity that gives you
the ability to live while you're
a part of me... There are too.
many that take advantage of me
on a daily basis that refuse to
even acknowledge that I'm
alive! If I'm not alive, how do
they live? The stupidity must
stop. The ignorance must stop.
The matricide must stop. If 'I'
die, we all die together. And the
only clue I can give you is ...
watch the whales. The last
whale that dies signals your
death and the death of everyone
that is a part of me. So does that
tell you where you should

[Question about cleaning the
bodies of water by means of
crystals, programmed with
specific energies.]

Gay-AH'-mah: "If that is
your intention, that is all you
need. As you throw the crys-
tals in the water, say my
name .. Gay-AH'-mah. You
want to programme a rock to.
do something for. you? Say
my name. You wish your gar-
den to flourish? Say my
name. Understand? If you
spread the word and you tell
people to take these crystals,
to put them into the oceans
and the seas, to start bring-
ing back life that is failing,
tell them ... as they put the
crystals in the water to say
my name three times aloud.
That will tell the crystals EX-
ACTLY what they're there to
do. EXACTLY! Understand?"
Janisel: The people that we
deal with all know that you are
a living Being. It seems to be the
unawakened who think of you
as nothing more than as a hunk
of real estate.
Gay-AH'-mah: "Oh, there
you are wrong. They KNOW it
is my waste that they are min-
ing; they just don't like being
reminded ...But things can re-

generate; that is what is so
lovely about this life is, once the
intention is to stop repeating
bad behaviours, things can
change for the better. They

you do, whether they be large
or whether they be small, that
contribute to what has been
happening, what you are here to
stop: The death of a planet. Can

On many a calm and quiet morn
The air crisp
Atingle with night chill
As the birds begin presageful warble,
Her fluted new scored rhapsody
- O soothing 'Song of Dawn' -
Rises all about me:
'All the Life ineffable
And Being wondrously pure
Springing within to fountain without
All bursts and streams from Me
Nature's treasure chest
Breast bound in thee.'

CAN regenerate. I can grow fin-
gers and toes and arms and legs
and ears and a nose and eyelids,
but it has to stop. I know you
will never be able to stop them
'all', but at least if I have a bal-
ance of those that have stopped
as opposed to those who
haven't stopped, then there's
still that fighting chance. You
have leaders in your offices here
[U.S.A.], in this portion of
'me', that refuse to even go dis-
cuss ME at all! And they are the
ones that are doing the greatest
portion of the damage. All I ask
is to do SOMETHING! Be-
cause when you put action into
doing something, that is that
'every little bit' that helps!
THAT is a voice, a voice cry-
ing out in the madness, saying
"Excuse me, you're killing my
mother, and I refuse to
participate!...I have sat back and
waited for the help, waited for
the voices. And, yes, there are
a 'few', there are those few
voices that have kept me alive
for this long!"
Janisel: Is Greenpeace effec-
Gay-AH'-mah: "Yes, of
course. If nothing else, they
have saved the whales up until
now. They are a laughing stock,
yet they continue on. They
have been BOMBED and they
continue on. All I ask is that
you use your voice in whatever
manner possible. Spread the
word, spread the crystals, save
the last whales! Those are the
only signs I can give
you....Think of the things that


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you understand that? The death
of a planet ... ONCE AGAIN in
this solar system! Look at your
solar system. THIS IS GOING
"'How much longer can it

withstand that? How many
more planets can die before you
learn? That's why your sun is
so out of balance right now ...
it can't sustain too many more
dead planets. That's what a so-
lar system is, it is an ecosystem
just like the ecosystem in the
ocean that I told you is being de--
stroyed, and you're allowing it
to happen again...STOP THE
GING!!! Whether you think it
is an 'efficient' way to stop the
problem or not, it does not mat-
ter, but it has to stop." [crying]
... "The only thing you need to
concern yourself with is, I have
been sustaining life here for
longer than even your scientists
want to imagine, and it's only
been in the last 100 years, just
the last 100 years that the death
throes have been inflicted.
That's only 100 years that you
have to stop. ...But I have no
'wrath', except for the severely
stupid, and I can take no human
life unless their Contract is up
and they've been put there 'be-
cause' it's going to happen. But,
trust me, I teach wonderful les-
sons, and it's the lessons you're
not soon to forget because I DO
demand respect. You can hate
me, you can love me ... but you

MUST respect me because I
keep you alive, and you're liv-
ing because 'I' am alive. And if
you kill me you're committing
suicide, it's that simple. Think
they'll understand THAT one?
I do not like to make a spectacle
of myself, and I apologise pro-
fusely for coming in shortly af-
ter me having to readjust, but
please do not judge 'me' for
what 'you' have chosen to re-
main stupid over. When some-
thing like that hits, it's because
there's something worse that
was there and it needed to be
cleaned. That's all you need to
know. Whether you trust it or
not is completely up to you,
but you MUST understand ...
the last whale dies, so does the
solar system."
This, in essence, is- in my
understanding the 'message
in the bottle' .the Thames
whale sent by Gay-AH'-mah
on this mission delivered on
her behalf: a message of Love
and Compassion from a
mother-in-anguish to her
children. It tells us how
within.a period of 100 years
Mother Nature is being de

Please turn to page XVI


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

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

1. Mabaruma District Hospital

- Expansion Reg. #1

Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from the office of the
Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237. Camp Street, G\town in the form of a
Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of G$10.000
per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance Certificates
(both of which should be in the name of individual or firm submitting the bid)
should be addressed to the Project Manager, and deposited in the Tender Box of
the Basic Needs Trust Fund at237 Camp Street SIMAP's Building, Georgetown,
on or before 10 am on Wednesday. April 5,2006.

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

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

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders
at 10 among Wednesday, April 5,2006.

Project Manager
March 8, 2006

The Name You Can Trust..

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rage Aull

xiv Guyana Chror

Shawn Williams grew up always
curious where music is concerned.
Much to the amusement of those to
whom he relates it, Shawn tells the
story of performing in front of the
mirror with his perfume bottle as a
prop, singing away. He too has
been involved in drama at school,
imitating the likes of Michael
Jackson. "Music is always within
I," he said, pointing out his family's
background in music. His aunt, he
said, is national icon, Edith Pieters,
now deceased. "(Music) is
something in my bones."


IRolston Richmond a
Lindener, has always
loved music and has been
singing since he was quite
young. Today, he said,
when people see the
manifestation of First
iBorn, it's a great joy to
them that he is putting his
talent to great use. He
loves to "be happy and
always smiling".

Lambert Semple, known as 'Lambi',
grew up in West Ruimveldt where, he
said, there is a lot of talent. From the
age of four, he became involved in
acting and singing through Teacher
Georgie who was responsible for the
musical bent of his entire family. At
about 12, he started writing his own
songs. He performed in school
Concerts and at other events before
linking up with First Born and "from
there it's been no turning back".

myon Garrett, the youngest
WHber of the group, also has a
History in music. His father, he
said, has always been involved in
the music business, hence his
interest in the field. His mother, he
said, "saw the vision" of him
becoming a musician when he was
quite young. Home, at various
periods in his life, has been
Albouystown, Laing Avenue,
Guyhoc Park. on the Linden
Highway and Sophia. He became
involved with First Born while he
was attending North Ruimveldt
Multilateral School.

Troy Azore's motto is humbleness
and endurance. He grew up in
Tucville where the group origi-
nally started. He attended Sacred
Heart Primary School, Lodge
Community High and Central
High School. He met other group
members Lambert Semple at
Central and Shawn Williams at
Lodge Community High. He also
played music at the Salvation

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First Born contends, do not pos-
sess the resilience to stick to the
work it takes to penetrate the
"But First Born came
through with Vizion Sounds, and
we have come to the point where
we now have a stable, which is
the Vizion Sound label, with
artistes from Guyana and Ja-
maica, and we're working out of
Guyana. As we travel to Jamaica
and return, we find that more

s- -

fe ---1

shop for journalists in Jamaica,
the region's mecca of culture, late
in February. The forum's subject
was creative industries and how
the Caribbean could better capi-
talise on them to position the
region's arts and culture to fill the
slot that would soon be vacated
by the traditional exports such
as sugar and bananas.
According to Grant, the
problem the Caribbean encoun-
ters in the realm of its culture in-

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By Michelle Nurse
TUCKED away in a
nondescript building on busy
Robb Street in the city,
between a restaurant and
'meat market', a musical
revolution is in the making.
Vizion Sounds Records is
constructing its studio from
which it boasts "big sounds
will emerge"!
Artistes lounge just across
the road from the studio-under-
construction in front of a build-
ing whose signboard proclaims
it a Chinese restaurant. It really
is the temporary quarters of
Vizion Sounds. A blend of ac-
cents, predominantly Jamaican,
greets the passerby. Two DJs
and a boxing champion are there,
Troy Azore of First Born
breaks out in song, but is soon
silenced by a round of sudden
hammering. In the building, a
flag, hoisted on a short stick and
stuck in a box, flutters. The flag
which carries the image of the
majestic lion against a back-
ground of red, yellow and green,
is the pennant found in almost
every photograph that features
First Born.
First Born, the quintet of
young Rastafarian musicians had
gathered at Vizion Sounds -
which manages the group for a
conversation with the Sunday
Chronicle on the state of the lo-
cal music industry and the
group's position in the scheme
of things with respect to Carib-
bean Creative Economy, a rela-
tively new term that encom-
passes all things cultural in the
Quickly buying into the
concept, and upholding music as
the foundation upon which this
new economy will be built,
group member Lambert Semple
pointed out that "music is defi-
nitely one of the most prevalent
things in pushing culture. It's a
vehicle for the culture; music has
a great influence on people, on
the world..."
First Born said, however,
that the environment must be
created locally to nurture a cred-
ible music industry. Their very
grounding in a cappella, success-
ful though it was, First Born
members said, was really a mani-
festation of the absence of a vi-
brant music industry here. It is
a factor that has stymied many
an artiste, and which places
Guyana in the unenviable posi-
tion of playing catch-up with the
rest of the region.
"There was no industry
here. That is why First Born
started a cappella... no industry,
no instruments. Most people
who owned the instruments
wanted to tell you what to do,
so we ... started a cappella. We
had some hard problems. A lot
of people would know that we
started with eight members and
through the years, because of the
hardship, some members moved
on, and some migrated..."
Azore, the group's leader said.
The real hardship was en-
countered in getting the mu-
sic "out there"... into the in-
dustry where it happens,
where the world could hear
,.your music...," he recalled.
Many of the local artistes,

- Rastafarian quintet fuelling

JAMAICAN Christopher Daley at the soon-to-be completed 2
at Vizion Sounds on Robb Street (Pictures by Cullen Bess-
and more people are beginning dustry is its lack of knowledge
to love the music, and respond and appreciation of who its
to it. people are, and where they came
'This same struggle went on from.
in Jamaica, at times when people "We need to love ourselves,
never listened to their own mu- love the things we make or cre-
sic. They only listened to for- ate, buy the things we make or
eign music. Now, Jamaicans can create, thereby demonstrating to
enjoy themselves without a for- others their value," posited
eign act," Trayon Garrett, the Grant, who has been a strident
youngest member of the group, voice against the piracy business
pointed out and one for the introduction of
"Guyana is not yet really copyright laws in Guyana to
known as a place that produces protect the work of our creative
top-notch artistes, and with no people.
musical industry, it is hard work First Born is well aware of
now to get them to love their the dangers piracy poses to its
own music, to love what they livelihood and its ability to
represent..." he noted, adding help move the industry for-
optimistically that "we're mov- ward. It holds the view that it
ing" in that direction. is only through education that
the scourge of piracy will be
IN THEIR OWN WORDS obliterated.
"For now, we have to start " the pirates, we have
speaking well of Guyanese to educate them too," Richmond
people, responding to what First pointed out, adding, "just before
Born and other artistes are do- you came, we had to stop one
ing... A couple of nights ago we of them and take away our CDs
had the launching of our fifth al- and reason him and let him un-
bum, Irits, and the people really derstand the struggle that we go
responded... So now, we have to through to make these things
start talking better of our possible...We don't get anything
Guyanese people, because they (from the sale of pirated CDs).
are trying to understand the He understood, and he left, but
programme. Many times you we don't know if he will con-
have to meet them and explain tinue to sell pirated CDs. So we
what's happening, because give thanks for the understand-
they're ignorant about music and ing and we will still continue to
music business. So sometimes educate the people because we
you have to find that time and find that it's a lack of knowledge
sit and chat with them. And that is causing people to (pirate
they're receptive to it, you music)," he said.
know, so now, you can't talk bad Semple wants the National
about Guyanese," was Rolston Assembly to address the issue
Richmond's take on the situa- of copyright laws to "really help
tion. the people who are creating stuff
Rolo, as he is familiarly in this country to lift their stan-
called, was, in fact, echoing the dards."
sentiments of Guyanese interna- "I really think that the gov-
tional superstar, Eddy Grant, emnment knows what it has to do
and Third World founder, Jamai- because there is a Ministry of
can Ibo Cooper of Freshear Mu- Culture, Youth and's
Sic, who both spdke at a work- ', !Jasrto start doing it, and play-



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ide March 12. 2006

Music revolution

a music revolution

ing a part in the schools, start
bringing more music in the
schools at an early age. A piano
needs to be in each school in
Guyana. They need to keep the
vibes rolling, then we wouldn't
have time for all this gun 'ting;
we'll have musicians creating..."
Richmond added.
It's a challenging enterprise
to keep the pirates at bay, par-
ticularly when, as Grant pointed
out, the very agencies that are

...wouldn't go away from a
capella. We do a collaboration of
all the different genres of music.
Everybody writes and every-
body sings. Firehouse and differ-
ent other musicians in Jamaica
would play the instruments, but
each member is currently learn-
ing to play an instrument,"
Azore boasts.
The group has done live
performances with artistes in-
cluding Buju Banton, Bounty
Killa, Beenie Man, Capleton,
Sizzla, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano,
Mikey General, Glen Washing-
ton, and Shaggy.
Group members point out
that though there have been no
"big gains as yet because we are
putting in more than we are tak-
ing out." Other persons need to
"see this and invest in the mu-
sic. Through the years, we have
not been looking for an immedi-
ate profit, but we knew we had
to build the business, build the
capital... before we can start
making a profit and that's what
we are working on right now."
And when that new
economy driven by music
takes over, First Born prom-
ises they will be right there.

SPECIAL wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Mr. and Mrs. Molilall Ramlakahan of
Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara who
celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on
March 14. Greetings from their two loving
daughters, Tara of the USA and Jasmine of Courts,
son-in-law, Ravi of the USA, and two grand-
daughters, Chrystal and Cindy.

WARMEST greetings are extended to Vishnu and
Valini of Coglan Dam, Pouderoyen, on their first
wedding anniversary. Greetings are extended to
them from their parents, Tony and Bibi and Mr.
and Mrs. Maistri, grandparents. brothers, other
relatives and friends. May Lord Shiva bless you

1-track digital and analog studio

strongly against piracy of cre-
ative material are the ones that
produce the apparatus cas-
settes, CDs, DVDs, etc. -
through which the theft of intel-
lectual property is achieved.

For the group's road man-
ager, Mr. Dennis Adonis, "mu-
sic is not an easy road." He cites
the regular, costly trips between
Guyana and Jamaica to continue
the group's momentum there and
for collaboration with more
recognized artistes.
The group's link with Ja-
maica was made through Vizion
Sounds' Walter Fraser and reggae
"Reggae music was born in
Jamaica and so to be a part of
reggae, you cannot be apart from
Jamaica; you have to go to Ja-
maica. Mr. Fraser, through the
years, lived in Jamaica, worked
from Jamaica, went to London,
worked with Brother Bob
(Marley) ... Lambert said.
First Born, Adonis said,
must "give thanks for the love
and respect that Jamaicans give
Guyanese. Jamaica is a learning
ground for First Born. We
learned from them what it takes
to develop an industry from be-
ing in Jamaica. You learn how to
deal with studios; how to cut
times and cut costs."
The quintet's debut album
'Exodus Chapter XI11 Verse 2',
was recorded at Leggo's Studio
in Kingston, Jamaica. The oth-
ers, 'Confident', 'Wake up Call'
and 'Irits' were also recorded in
Jamaica. Irits was recently
launched here.
From a cappella, First
Born's sound is now a morphing
of different genres of music.
"Now we're on rhythm
tracks, and we also build
.rhythms from-tracks, but we

THE Caribbean's flamboyant
culture, flavoured by the back-
grounds of its peoples, has al-
ways served as a pull factor for
visitors to this part of the
The histories that the
peoples brought from their
motherlands and the unique cul-
ture that has evolved in the re-
gion are now under the micro-
scope as regional policy-makers
strive to chart strategies to fi-
nancially maximise the benefits
of our culture.
Under a category called 'cre-
ative industries', the Caribbean's
culture is being put on the front-
burner as an ambitious alterna-
tive to the old economy that was
constructed on commodities
such as sugar and bananas.

The Caribbean's brand is
built on the foundation of its di-
verse sound of recognized genres
of reggae, soca and calypso, in
particular. The Caribbean is syn-
onymous with Icons Bob
Marley, Eddy Grant and the
Mighty Sparrow, Dave Martins
and the Tradewinds and Byron
Lee and the Dragonaires.
Some policy-makers contend
that though outsiders are extract-
ing from and exploiting the cul-
ture of the region, Caribbean
people lack the understanding of
the power of their culture.
In Jamaica late last month, a
group of senior journalists from
across the Caribbean were in
workshop with cultural icons
and regional policy-makers to
hrainstnrm the new rcncfnt of

creative industries and how to
extract the greatest good from the
rich cultural heritage at our dis-
The workshop, organised
by the Commonwealth Associa-
tion of Journalists, the Common-
wealth Media Development
Fund and the Jamaica Investment
and Trade Promotion Agency
(JAMPRO), was held at
JAMPRO'S headquarters in
Kingston, under the theme
'From Creativity to the Creative
Economy How to get the busi-
ness of Culture into the main-
stream culture'.

To sensitise policy makers
and public opinion to the impor-
tance of the creative economy as
a tool for economic growth, job
creation, social inclusion, pov-
erty reduction, export earnings
and cultural diversity
To ensure international
media pass on clear messages on
how this new development para-
digm calls for innovative policy
To raise political and busi-
ness awareness on how to fos-
ter the sector
Creative industries comprise
the broad spectrum of music,
craft, design, cuisine, fashion,
fine arts, software, publishing,
visual arts, advertising, film and
video, architecture, broadcasting,
art and antiques, computer
games, and the performing arts.
Statistics released at the
workshop indicate that annual
growth rates of creative indus-

tries are four per cent for devel-
oping countries and seven per
cent in advanced economies, and
growth in the industries is
pegged at 11 per cent of world
GDP by 2015. The region's mu-
sic industry is pegged as the flag-
ship of cultural businesses.
Though figures may be conser-
vative, the Caribbean Regional
Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM) has reported that the
global market for reggae music is
worth some US$300M, while
the music industry in Barbados
alone accounts for about
"Creative industries pro-
vide avenues for engaging
youths and guarding against
hopelessness and crime in some
societies. Industries such as
music, performing and visual
arts, broadcasting and media,
publishing, among others, can
create new jobs, increase ex-
ports and improve the social
and economic welfare of Carib-
bean peoples. However, the cre-
ative industries need to be em-
braced by governments and
recognized for their contribution
to Caribbean society and
economy," the CRNM said in a
document on the region's cre-
ative industries.
With the recognition that the
'old economy' continues to
dominate the dialogue even as it
buckles with the removal of pref-
erential arrangements, those
pushing the new economy point
to the need for more resources
to be allocated in order to derive
commercial value for or., culture.
This development must be

constructed on the basis of ac-
curate data reflecting the worth
of the industries,
synchronisation of the creative
and capital branches of the busi-
ness, national and political will,
effective legislation and enforce-
ment; an effective global mar-
keting and distribution strategy,
and the ability to negotiate ho-
listically at the international
While an International Cen-
tre on Creative Economy is to
be completed this year in Salva-
dor, Brazil, Jamaica is pioneer-
ing the transformation of the
Caribbean's culture into the en-
visaged powerhouse through the
creation of a hub there for the
creative industries. It is in the
process of planning to maximize
the potential from the spotlight
that would be placed on Jamaica
and the Caribbean for Cricket
World Cup.
The panelists at the work-
shop included JAMPRO Presi-
dent, Ms. Patricia Francis;
UNCTAD's Geneva-based
Creative Industries
Programme Director, Ms.
Edna Dos Santos; Mr. Doanie
DeFreitas of the Eastern Car-
ibbean Telecommunications
Company (ECTEL); Mr.
Felipe Noguera, CEO of Astra
Communications Network;
Mr. Lincoln Price, Private
Sector Liaison Officer at the
CRNM; and pioneers and en-
trepreneurs, President/CEO
Ice Records, Eddy Grant, Ibo
Cooper of Freshear Music,
and Andrew Davis of Jamaica
Arts Holdings.

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The Whale ..O
From page X I
stroyed to extinction; iery much the same horrific story of the destruction of human life in
the Americas in the 16th century within a period of 50 years.
With Gay-AH'-mrnh's message m the background, the whale in offering her life lo\ ingly and
araciouslv assisted us to produce the energies of Lose and Compassion in return hluch is the
dining force we dearly need to create on a collective level the uorld e all envision in our dreams;
dth very same dream Martin L.ulher King revealed in hli' speech gi en in August 1963 after the
N1arch on Washington For tho-e are indeed the encigies, of Low.e and Compassion % which are able
to break down the barriers betieeu htumn.s of all kinds. between humanity and tlle Earth, and
between humanity and Nature
Despite all what has been done by the beautiful souls to keep the \%hale in the bharmes .dllc,
she died. This can be seen as a strong warning to all earth-loving people worlds ide that there can
be no happy denoucment to his story Ahile te eco-cide' continues. The mne!.ag-E was. delivered
juit after a summery of Jawme Lovelock's recent ie.\ s w.a, made public, to undoubtedly acknowledge
his outstanding merits in bringing hir. "Gaa Hypothesis vwihin modem mainstream human
ci, ilisation profiling himself ai a major spokesmann for her and indirectly confirming hi; red alert
v armng, expressed in his recent vieis,. to be prepared for the worst. For Mother Earth is not
incbned lo .ilow herself and her children to be led like a lamb to the slaughter. as happened with
the Amenndians. Other information given through Debbie Wright following naturally from Gay-
A-H'-mah's significant statement that it is not nice to mess with Mother Nature mdced reveals
that with the tsunami. which took place it the Indian Ocean in December 2004. the earth changes
have been set in motion in all seriousness. rounds after rounds, cleansing the areas concerned of
deeply rooted, anchored negati% e energies .Another round of major proportions is predicted to take
place \ery soon in Central America. For specific reasons we may wimess in this specific case -
the nsmng of islands.
We indeed should be prepared for the worst to take place and the tribulations it
will bring for the coming period of time. Great ones however have said: "As the
dying proceeds, so does the birthing. Just as in life things pass away in their time.
so too. new life comes and brings the promise of a new day. Yesterday and tomorrow
are defined by the present moment, the head on the string that moves steadily toward
its destiny. There will be ones who are the bringers of dawn and after the twilight
fades and the world is engulfed in darkness, they will come again with the Light, to
wipe away the tears and bring peace."


The Distaff Side...

From page VIII
Harper-Wills, Rajkumari
Singh, Syble Douglas and
others. The output of some of
those women were by then
good enough to move to the
next logical step compiling
a substantial amount of
material written on varying
themes over a period of time
in book form or anthology.
Rajkumari Singh published
in 1960. That was followed by
at least four collections of
poems namely,
'REFLECTIONS' by Waveney
E. Rodrigues in 1962,
Douglas in 1967,
Nobrega in 1968 and
Leela Sukhu in 1968. In 1967,
the first Guyanese anthology
of stories was produced
comprising the contributions of
six women and one man.
The post-Independence
period saw a flowering of
women writing and the birth of
our women novel writing
heritage, among other positive
growth of Guyanese literature.
Our women writers also
grabbed world attention. In
poetry, Grace Nichols won the
Commonwealth Prize, in
fiction, Pauline Melville the

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Whitbread Prize and in drama,
Paloma Mohamed the National
Drama Association Caribbean
This flowering was due in no
small way to a number of
enabling features in the society
including the formation of the
Messenger Group by Rajkumari
Singh and the production of the
journal, HERITAGE, drawing
attention to the 'coolie art
forms' leading to an explosion of
writings by writers of Indian
Other encouraging factors
included the work of the National
History and Arts Council, the
continued publication of KAIE
journal, the formation of literary
groups and the establishment of
the Guyana Prize for Literature.
Additional, publishing.
houses especially the Peepal
Tree Press came along and
provided greater visibility to a
Guyanese literature,
marketing our literature to
the world in an
unprecedented way.
Springing out of that period
were published writers (with at

least one book to their name)
like Nora Cressall, Elaine J.
Herrin, Shana Yardan, Mahadai
Das, Jan Lo Shinebourne,
Meiling Jin, Parvati Persaud-
Edwards, Janet Naidu, Narmala
Shewcharan, Oonya Kempadoo,
Ryhaan Shah, Maggie Harris,
Brenda DoHarris, Denise
Harris, Joan Cambridge, Claudia
Heywood, Jay Hendricks,
Sharon Maas, Elly Niland, Nalo
Hopkinson. Lakshmi Persaud,
born in Trinidad, taught at
Queen's College in Guyana and
now writing out of the UK, is
also part of the Guyanese
bookshelf with her novel, 'FOR
At the time of writing, there
are many other women writers
awaiting publication, many
emerging from the various
literary competitions offered by
The Guyana Annual and others
emerging from the short lists of
the Guyana Prize for Literature.
SAll leading to a more
rounded Guyanese society
and of course a for
all courtesy of our women

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), the Forest Products Marketing
Council of Guyana, Inc. (FPMC) and the Forestry Training Centre, Inc.
(FTCI) are inviting consultants to submit proposals for the development of a
Legal Verification System for Forest Products from Guyana.

The system to be developed must be independent, transparent and suitable
for application in Guyana's forestry sector. In addition, the system must be
compatible with other internationally recognized schemes such as the
WWFs Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) and the European Union
Forest Law, Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative.

Proposals must include:

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Proposals must be received by 4:30 pm on 22nd March 2006 for them to be
considered. For additional information and Terms of Reference visit the
FPMC website at or contact the FPMC on e-mail
Isukhrajf pmcuy.g or telephone: 226 7240 or 226 7271-4.

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Commissioner of Forests




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These vehicles are being sold "AS IS WHERE IS". Inspection can
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Administrative Officer, GFC on telephone numbers 226 7271-4 or
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Interested persons / companies wishing to bid must do so on, The
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Wendella Davidson
A SOMBRE mood has de-
scended on the National Cul-
tural Centre (NCC) follow-
ing the passing of one of its
seasoned ushers, Sharon
Jennifer Daniels aka 'Girlie'
of 64 D'Urban Street, Werk-
en-Rust. Daniels passed
away earlier this month.
She had been associated
with the NCC from its incep-
tion in 1976 and was also a
former employee of the now de-
funct Guyana Management In-

stitute (GMI).
Daniels was discovered
dead by her 20-year-old son
Jarrel Bacchus at the home of an
overseas-based friend, obliquely
opposite the family residence.
A sister, Shenella, related to
the Sunday Chronicle that
Daniels had been tasked with
overseeing the property in the
absence of the proprietor.
Shenella recalled that prior
to going over to the house to
put on the lights, her sister she
had complained of a headache.
She was aware that her sister

would have been gone a while
as she also had to do some
cleaning in preparation for the
arrival of an overseas visitor.
And even though it was
later observed that no lights
were on at the house, no-one
was worried since they pre-
sumed that Daniels had gone off
to church.
Shenella said she retired to
bed early and so did Jarrel, who
had attended a football practice
earlier in the afternoon.
Daniels' absence was only
discovered when the young man
awoke the next morning, and,
not seeing his mother, called out
to his aunt upstairs to enquire
if she was there.
On checking at the other
house, Jarrel and other fam-
ily members found his
mother slumped in the door-
Her relatives described
Daniels as a quiet but friendly
and lovable person.
Similar sentiments were ex-
pressed by Acting Administra-
tive Manager at the NCC, Ms.
Megan Hazel, who said that in
addition to being affable, cour-
teous and well-liked, Daniels
was one of the ushers who
could have been called upon to
work beyond the normal call of
Testimony to the latter was
that she was one of the familiar
faces always seen at state, offi-
cial and cultural functions, in-
cluding those involving distin-
guished visitors.
Hazel said Daniels' passing
would surely create a void and
she would be greatly missed.
Personnel Officer at the
Ministry of Culture, Mr.
Shelton Daniels said Daniels'
death came as a shock to the en-
tire Ministry of Culture, Youth
and Sport which had overall re-



Applications are invited from interested and suitably
qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member
States and Associate Member States to fill the following positions
with assigned duty station in Guyana:
(i) Senior Draftsperson
(ii) Assistant Draftsperson
Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing
the Secretariat's web page at
Applications with full curriculum details, including
nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational
qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or expertise,
language proficiency, list of professional publications, three
referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's
work), and other relevant information, should be sent to the
Adviser, Human Resource Management, Caribbean Community
Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana or by email to
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The Secretariat will commence considering applications
from March 24,2006.

sponsibility for the operations
of the NCC.
... she was known to have
a pleasant disposition, was
committed to the job, was an
icon to the NCC and one who
the junior ushers liked and emu-
lated, and I daresay she will be
irreplaceable," Daniel added.
He extended deepest condo-
lences to her relatives on behalf
of the Ministry.
In addition to her son and
Shenella, Daniels leaves to
mourn her reputed husband
Talim Bacchus, elder sister
Shirley, only brother Shirwin,
who resides in the USA, and
numerous other relatives and
Prior to being interred at
the Le Repentir Cemetery to-
morrow, her body will be re-
moved from Sandy's Funeral
Parlour and taken to the
NCC for a brief viewing then
for a service at the World Vi-
sion New Testament Church
of God, David Street, Kitty at
15:00 hrs.

THE late National
Jennifer Daniels

Cultural Centre (NCC) usher, Sharon

Lot 41 High Street, Kingston
Georgetown, Guyana.
Telephone: 225-0277-81
Fax: 592-226-0924

ARE you victimised or discriminated against by your em-
ployers? Are you satisfied with the way agencies and in-
stitutions respond to you, for example, if you are applying
for a house lot?
Remember, the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), which
is a constitutional body, can assist you in solving your prob-
'Promoting Peace and Racial Harmony' is the motto of the
ERC and irrespective of your background, you can discuss is-
sues with the ERC.
As pan of the calendar of e\ ents for 2006. the Ethnic Rela-
tions Commission has embarked on a country,-wide Multi-stake-
holders Forum aimed at bringing people together to talk and
provide solutions to the many problems they face.
In addition, the Commission has recently concluded
Round One of the Inter- Secondary Schools debating com-
St Stanislaus beat West Demerara Secondary School;
Stewarrille Secondary lost to Zeeburg Secondary: Annandale
got a 'walk over' from Brickdam Secondary, and Christ Church
Secondary won from Charlestown Secondary.
The debates were held at the National Centre for Educa-
tional Research Development tNCERD) Kingston. The Moot
was 'Racism is not prevalent among the younger Guyanese
Towana Moe of Cllarlestown Secondary was Friday ad-
judged Best Debater.
The seiu-finals are scheduled for March 21 and 22 at
In the meantime, watch out for those 'Peace Signs' to be
posted countrywide.
Until next week! Bye.

Tenders are invited for the supply of items to the Guyana Elections
Commission, for use during the Claims and Objections exercise which will
commence shortly.
Persons/Agencies desirous of tendering are asked to purchase the
prescribed Tender Documents from the Guyana Elections Commission,
41 High & Cowan Streets, Kingston, Georgetown.
Ser. # Description Qty.
1 Films (Coloured for 403 Cameras) 100 Cartons
2 Toner for Mobile Copiers (Black) 1201
(Coloured) 1000
3 Special Paper for Preliminary List
of Electors and Revised List of Electors 2000
4 Lap Top Computers &Accessories 57
5 Mobile Printer/Copiers Accessories 24
6 Die Cutters 130
7 UPS 27
8 Surge Protectors 54
9 Tables/Desks 268
10 Work Station 80
11 Battery Chargers 100
12 Inverters 195
13 Chairs withArms 261
14 Plastic Chairs 390
Tenders must be submitted to the Secretary, National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown, in a sealed envelope, which does not identify the
Tenderer. The envelope should be clearly marked on the top left hand
corner "Tender for the Supply of Items to the, Guyana Elections
Tenders close on March 21, 2006 at 09:00 hours and Tenderers are
invited to the opening of Tenders, immediately after closure.
Tenders must only be submitted on the prescribed forms or they will be
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Colleagues mourn passing

of seasoned NCC usher



For Dr Kay Kvte-Shako


come tr

By Jeune Bailey Van-Kerick
Medical Officer, Dr.
Kay Delight Kyte-
Shako, has defeated her

critics who thought that
her dreams as a medical
practitioner could not
But dreams do come
through, and, after completing a
one-year internship at the
Georgetown Public Hospital

Sunny ,Chronicle Marph 1, 2q06



Corporation, Dr. Kyte-Shako, is
ready to assist hundreds of
Guyanese with the prevention
and treatment of diseases.
A former staff nurse/
midwife, Kyte-Shako, said, her
years of study at the University
of Guyana, where she obtained
a Bachelor of Science Degree in


Guyana Power & Light Inc. being an equal opportunity employer
hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to
fill the impending vacancy of Project implementation Manager
within the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme. Project
Implementation Unit, Middle Street, Georgetown.

Manage all financial, administrative engineering matters
relating to the UAEP in all respects.
/ Preparation of budgets and implementation of Financial
and cost control measures.
SApproval of designs and scope of work.
SSupervision and approval of procurement in accordance
with applicable guidelines.
Preparation of bid documents and the execution of
the process.
QHa/hfi'4oibns/ !xSerlie/ce'
B B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) OR B. Eng. (Electrical)
With at least (8) years experience at a Management
Managing large projects financed by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB), World Bank or similar Financing
Institution will be an asset.
SProficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
,/ Peachtree Accounting package

Compepence/Qi/,N es. -- -
X High level of organizational skills
SExcellent written and verbal communication skills
Project Management
." Problem Solving and Analytical skills
,A Time Management ability to meet deadlines
,# Computer literacy
SThe ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and
balance competing priorities.
Duration: Initially two (2) years contract.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered.
Applications with resumes should be sent not later than Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 15:00 hrs
257/259 Middle St.Cummingsburg -

Medicine and Surgery, were
very challenging, but rewarding.
"There were many critics,
and many trials, but I have
learnt to use criticisms to
motivate me to achieve my
goals," she told the Sunday
The doctor, who is the
third daughter of Ralph and
Mary Kyte of Lot 98 Amsville
Housing Scheme, New
Amsterdam, commenced her
medical training in 1984,
when she joined the New
Amsterdam School of
Nursing as a professional
student nurse. In 1987, on
completion of her studies
there, she became a State
Registered Nurse.
The following year, she
did an out-station stint at the
West Demerara Hospital, and
upon returning to the Ancient
County in 1989, commenced
and completed the midwifery
In 1993, she completed a
one-year stint at the Skeldon
Hospital and thereafter returned
to the regional health institution,
in New Amsterdam.
Between 1996 and 1999,
Kyte-Shako, became a part-
time lecturer at the New
Amsterdam School of
Nursing, and during that
time also obtained a
certificate in the Health
Science Manager's
Programme at the University
of Guyana. At the completion
of this programme, Kyte-
Shako, graduated with a
distinction and earned two
awards from the Guyana
Nurses Association, and the
Ministry of Health
Not satisfied with that
achievement, the mother of two
daughters commenced her
study in medicine in October

life's twists and turns.
Her mother, she said,
supported her greatly by
caring for the children,
Ahaiziah and Anasticia. She
was also ably supported by
her siblings, Magistrate Kim
Kyte-John, Attorney-at-law
Kavern Kyte-Williams who is
attached to the Attorney
General's Chambers, Karen
and Kendra, a pharmacist and
a final year University
student respectively.
She expressed gratitude
to her husband, Pastor
Clarence Shako of the Mount
Sinai Assembly of God
Church, in Vryheid, West
Canje, Berbice, for his
spiritual and financial

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
following vacancies existing at the Health Sector Development
Unit with the responsibility for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control:

1. Civil Society Assistant
2. Voluntary Counseling and Testing Consultant

Terms of Reference for these positions can be collected from, and
applications addressed to:

Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Cor.ipound
East Street, Georgetown
Tel. No: 226-6222, 226-2425
Fax No: 225-6559

Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, March
17, 2006 at 4 pm. Only short-listed applicants will be

T"~ r I-

Kyte-Shako, whilst
encouraging others with a
similar aim, urged persons to
"stay focused, concentrate
on their dream, forgetting
those things which are
behind, and reaching out to
those things that are before
them, and press firmly to
what they dream."
In the not-too-distant
future, she will return to the
lecture rooms, where she hopes
to specialise in a particular
branch of medicine.
A former student of
Tutorial Academy and New
Amsterdam Multilateral, she
credits God for her success as
He is the only one who could
have guided her safety through

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Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today. To-
day you will continue from last week's ques-
tions and you will now have a simple experi-
ment to do.

A Question and an Experiment.
25 ..................... is needed every time a
car drive away or a man picks up a tool.

An Experiment
Hang a bunch of keys on a piece of string about
a foot long. An easy way to do this is to pull a
drawer out a little way and tie a string to the
handle. Now twist the keys round twenty times.
You will find it easier to count the
turs if you make a small card
board pointer and slip it between
the sections of the key ring.
Let go of the
string and you
will see that
the keys will
spin round in
the opposite
Did they 'unwind' twenty times? What did you
Try the experiment several times with different
numbers of turns. When you twisted the string,
did you notice that it become harder to turn as

more and more turns were added? All the time
you were twisting the string, you were doing
work. The staring stored this up until you re-
leased the keys. When work is stored up in this
way, scientist calls it energy.
As soon as you let go, this energy was used to
spin the keys around.

Answers to last week's questions

13. A biologist is the scientist engaged in stu-
dent living things.
14. Living things are divided up into vertebrates
and invertebrates.
15. Zoology is the study of science of animals.
16. A Zoologist is the scientist in engaged in
the study of animals
17. Zoology is the study of science of plants.
18. A Botany is the scientist in engaged in the
study of plants.
19. The leather shoe was
once alive because it came
from animal e.g pia.
20. List the five stages or pro-

cesses involved in the nutrition of animals
(a) Ingestion
(b) Digestion
(c) Absorption
(d) Assimilation
(e) Egression
21. When we defecate, which stage in the nutri-
tion of animals is taking place? Last
22. Two other names for the large intestine are
bowel and Ascending & Descending cord.
23. Ruminants are cud-chewing animals.
24. Give six examples:-
(a) Cow
(b) Sheep
(c) Horse I

(d) Goat
(e) Dear
(f) Buffalo

2 /

Hello boys and girls, different from white bread? Answer whole wheat towns and villages represented by dots. Answer:
Thanks for coming along this week. Do dis- flour Mabaruma, Adventure, Parika, Georgetown, Lin-
cuss most of your topics. Try to master 11. What is meant by the term beverage? An- den, Rosignal, NewAmsterdam,
them by being successful in responding to swer strictly: liquor; otherwise: fruit drink called 26. Name three waterfalls in Guyana. Answer:
short self-made questions from all possible carbonated beverage Kaieteur, Kurupukari; Kanami
angles. Do not keep long hours studying 12. In which area in Guyana is the Kanuku Moun- 27. a) Identify the Mazaruni, Cuyuni, and Potaro
at this time; long hours create mental and tain range found? Answer Rupununi Savannahs, rivers. Answer Tributaries of the Essequibo.
physical stress and stress steals from good Region 9 b) Into which main river do they empty their wa-
successl Love you 13. About how large (percentage wise) is our ter? Answer: the Essequibo
'Bye. savannah zone? Answer: 5.5% 28. How do you use a seat belt in a motor ve-
14. About how wide is Guyana's coastal zone hide? Security purposes; Is this seat belt buck-
IN LAST WEEK which is low and narrow? Answer: 25 km led up differently from that used aboard an
Some possible Examination Questions 15. There is only this number of Amerindian aeroplane? Answer: Yes.
1. What do you understand by HIV/AIDS? An- tribes remaining in Guyana today. Answer. nine 29. Some information needed from disembark-
swer: Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune 16. Name two towns that were established in ing passengers on an aeroplane are: State your
Deficiency Syndrome 1970. Answer: Linden; Rose Hall name, address of person with whom you will be
2. Give the meaning of the term lifestyle. An- 17. When was it put in writing that slavery was staying.
swer: a way of life/living abolished? Answer: 1834
3. Name a health destroying drug. Answer mari- 18. How were the ex-slaves able to purchase IN THIS WEEK
juana their first village? Answer pooling their money 1. Write a paragraph on the effects of economic
4. How does alcohol react in the body system? 19. Give the name of the first village built by a development on citizens' life in a country.
Answer: It slows down body function Guyana government, and where was it located, 2. Name five Caricom countries along with their
5. How is violence dangerous to health? Answer and when was it built? What description was main lines of exports.
loss of limb or life; serious damage physically, given to that village? Answer: Melanie 3. List the ten administrative regions or geo-
psychologically, etc. Damishana graphical constituencies in Guyana and their lo-
6. Give one means by which it is known that 20. Where can the ruins of Fort Kyk-over-AI be cations.
someone is lacking proper nutrition. Answer: list- located? Answer: Somewhere at the confluence 4. Tell in what ways emigration affects a country.
lessness, loss of weight, and so much more evi- of the Essequibo, Mazaruni and Cuyuni rivers 5. What do you know about the conservation of
dence 21. Name three popular villages on the Corentyne turtles in Guyana?
7. What is significant about a vegetarian diet? coast. Answer: Line Path, Crabwood, Fyrish, 6. What sort of forest is called a rainforest?
Answer: no flesh of animal #10 7. What do you know about Guyana's Iwokrama
8. What fruit has its seed outside of its meat? 22. The Mazaruni is a branch of the Essequibo rain forest reserve?
Answer: cashew 23. What does the term "Dutch occupation" 8. Tell three facts about the climate of Guyana.
9. When the term meat is used in foods of ani- mean? Answer: Dutch rule 9. Where can you find evidence of water vapour
mal origin, to what can it refer? Answer: beef, 24. Can you tell what a co-operative village is? in the early morning and at evening time?
pork, chicken, wild meat Answer: A village owned by co-operative effort 10. What is a census? What information can be
~-~4-What ingredientTarrakeswwho qehteattbread -25'took ;tthe'm~lrnd~ Tr-fdTf o-------y a census?

3'10/2006. 7:22 P'




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:Pafe XIX

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The Excerpt

"Ah come to see de shepherd," Dinah replied. In-
stinctively she took a dislike to the woman she
faced. The tails of her eyes went too far round the
side of her face, her lips were clamped together
too firmly. She seemed a woman who was used to
giving orders and getting them obeyed.
"You can't see 'im now. Service jus' going start.
If you wan' you can stay an' wait in de service an'
you see 'im afterwards." She began to turn away,
as if it didn't matter what Dinah answered, only paus-
ing another moment to add, "It would do you good."
Dinah remained seated and watched the woman
as she walked up the dirt aisle, stepped up on the
wooded platform, and standing on the left of the al-
tar, raised slowly the whistle to her lips. She blew it
hard and loud. There was a stir as everyone rushed
to their proper places. A late couple hurried in from
behind and Dinah noted with surprise that the man
accompanying the woman was Sammy, the gar-
The drum stopped beating. A moment of silence.
Then suddenly it started again, this time louder and
the rhythm now set to a quick, fixed pattern. Sud-
denly, through the front door, a figure appeared. He
was tall and almost jet black, with clearly defined
features, eyes wide apart, gleaming and conde-
scending, a carefully shaven moustache, neatly
pressed, dark navy-blue suit, a stiff shirt and a long
wooden staff with a brass handle andin his left hand
was a large black Bible. His majestic purple and
white turban stood at least fourteen inches above
his head.
The Elder Mother walked down from the altar as
he entered and joined the Water Mother, the two
amour-bearers and the Daughters of the First Or-
der in the front row. With a loud confident voice the
shepherd broke into the first line of the hymn Just
As I Am Without One Plea, as he walked on the
platform keeping time within his staff, urging on his
followers with a "one more time, Sisters", and an
"Ahmen, Praise de Lord".
In a few minutes the service was in full swing.
Everyone was singing heartily and adding their "Al-
leluias" and "Yes, Lords". Already one or two of the
more devout were beginning to feel the spirit com-
ing down on them, though restraint was necessary
at such an early period of the service. Several more
hymns were sung - mournfully, sweetly, wailingly.
It was such a far land their voices took them to,
such a far-far land. Away, away, sun, moon, and
stars They Shine So Bright. It was not just the
milk and honey, not just the voice of God they heard,
nor even the happiness of Jesus by their sides. It
was the awayness. Oh Wandering Sheep, Lost
and forlorn. Barren, desolate desert. Endless, arid
nothingness. Day after Yesterday. Poor me, poor
me. Lost and far away. Remove poor me. Dis-
solving me. Sweet, sweet release.
(Taken from Orlando Patterson's "the Children of

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 something in
the passage? Tell it in writing.
3.,'Imagine you too were living in that part of the
Caribbean and you are telling the tale; write some
descriptive phrases that you would use to portray
thie vividness of the haplessness of the worship-
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pers' experience at this time.
4. Respond to the characters of Dinah and/or the
person in the purple and white turban 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 activities
about it on a pamphlet.

The Business Letter

Copy the following communication as a letter, us-
ing semiblock form and open punctuation. Divide
the letter into paragraphs if necessary. Supply what-
ever abbreviations and symbols are necessary.
Address the envelope, and fold and insert the letter.

4567 Demerara Avenue, East Bank Demerara,
March 5th, 2006. Marcus and Marcus, 1673Avenue
of the Georges, Kitty, Georgetown. Attention of
Personnel Shopping Service. Gentlemen: Shortly
before last July I placed an order with you for a Dy-
namite electric toaster and oven, which was de-
scribed in your catalogue, as indicated by the en-
closed clipping. You have informed me that this
article was out of stock, but that you will have a
supply some time in December. March is now here.
Since I have had no further word from you, I am
writing to enquire whether I may expect shortly to
receive the oven. I shall appreciate hearing from
you. Sincerely yours, Freddy Expect. Enclosure.

Types of Letters

Do you know that business letters are classified
according to their purpose? Yes. But no matter
what is the purpose, a letter must deliver its mes-
sage, in the most effective manner. The types that
will be looked at in these publications are as fol-
1. Letter of application
2. Letter of order
3. Letter of adjustment
4. Letter of payment, and
5. Letter of enquiry

The Letter of Application

The letter of application, although a business letter,
must necessarily be personal in nature. Keep that
in mind. It is essentially a sales letter and the appli-
cant and writer is the salesperson. The product
offered for sale is the writer's services.

If the letter of application is a reply to an advertise-
ment, it will usually have to compete with the other
applications that the employer will receive. Of the
fifty or more letters that may reach his or her desk,
s/he will probably select only ten letters that make
the best impression on him or her at first glance.

There are certain things you must do to make sure
that your letter is properly written and it can make
the best impression on the prospective employer.

There are certain steps to be followed in the writing
of a successful application, but in its final form, it
must reflect the character of the writer.

Never let your letter of application portray the char-
acter of someone alien to you.

The letter of application below is written in the modi-
fied-block style with indented paragraphs. In this
style, the first line of each paragraph is indented -
usually 5 spaces.
clude ability to meet people with tact and courtesy;
keep appointment calendar and monthly bills; an-
swer telephone; learn simple laboratory routines;
assist in taxidermist's operating room. Permanent
position. High school graduation but no experience
required. Address P.O. Box 1236 G.P.O.C.

2457 Good Staff Place
Atlantic View
East Coast Demerara
March 5h, 2006

P.O. Box 1236
Station Road
Dear Sir/Madam:
Attention: Application for Post of Taxidermist's
Receptionist and Assistant
You are looking for a young person who can serve
as a taxidermist's receptionist, and practical and
laboratory assistant. I am looking for just such a
position. Would it be possible for me to attend a
discussion about my fitness for it?

I have a high school certificate from St. John's Col-
lege. My favourite subjects were Mathematics,
English Language, and Integrated Science. I know
I will feel at home in your laboratory and I believe
that I could learn to be efficient as an assistant in a
taxidermist's laboratory.
I have also had some community work experience
typing long papers for members of a voluntary ser-
vice. I have also attained some recognition as a
good house decorator.

As President of the Senior Girls Club and member
of several other student organizations, I have ac-
quired a great deal of experience in meeting people
and in being tactful with them. In fact, the recep-
tionist part of the position you describe lends it a
special appeal for me.

Personal Data
I am eighteen years old, and of average height and
weight. I have always given special attention to
neatness and good eating and communication hab-

You may receive further information about my quali-
fications from Mr. James Haynes, Principal of the
St. John's College, and Miss Joan Sampson, co-
coordinator of the Fifth Form classes also of the
same school mentioned. Mr. King of my Commu-
nity Group is also willing to tell you about me. All of
these persons have consented to respond to in-
quiries from you.
I should be very much appreciative of an interview.

Sincerely yours,

Susan Walker
Susan Walker

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Sunday Chronicle March ,12;, 2006'

Page-XX -

Sundaywlchroeide.Mar,?,1'00?,- i




IN TODAY'S world, life with-
out plastics is unheard of.
The first man-made plastic
was first developed by
Alexander Parkes in 1862
and shortly after, plastic re-
ceived the honor of being dis-
played at the Great Interna-
tional Exhibition in London.
Plastics are large molecules
called polymers. A polymer is
made up of many similar units,
each usually containing carbon,
hydrogen, oxygen, and or sili-
con. Like in a chain, each link

or basic unit is "hooked" on to
the other.
Plastic its down side
When plastic manufacturing
took off in the early 20th cen-
tury, plastic was thought to be
a miraculous material-light-
weight, flexible, and sturdy.
Eventually, its dow-n-side
started to emerge: toxic chemi-
cals such as benzene and dioxin
are released into surrounding
communities during the manu-
facturing process of certain
types of plastic, and some
types leach chemicals as we use
them. As if this is not serious
enough, some plastics are toxic
and can kill living things, includ-

0=@ 4 *

ing people. It is now likened by
some to -a permanent, toxic oil
The dangers of plastics
have been ignored and sup-
pressed for decades, but more
recently their impact on sea ani-
mals and birds finally raised the
human health issue. A plastic
bottle tossed into a landfill will
take hundreds of years to break
down. Plastic bags that litter the
landscape can kill animals that
try to eat them, and they can
harm aquatic life when dropped

into bodies of water. Several
studies have uncovered health
risks associated with exposure
to fumes from its incineration.
Coping with Plastics
Plastics are so much part of
society today that their replace-
ment, if at all being thought of,
will not happen in the near fu-
ture. The reality is that society
has to find ways to deal with
plastics in the environment.
Some types of plastic can be re-
cycled with high efficiency, for
example, PET plastic. PET is
the clear plastic used for pack-
aging soft drinks and fruit juices.
Also, technology for plastic re-
cycling keeps improving, this

means, that the process can be
done with higher efficiency and
lower aniounts of pollutants re-
leased into the environment.
Some kinds of plastic are re-
cycled to produce new goods.
Many things including files, rul-
ers, carpet, tissues, T-shirts and
even pants are made from re-
cycled plastic bottles!
Research in plastics ihas
begun to focus on plastics that
breakdown faster in their en-
vironment. This will have; ob-
vious advantages such as ex-
tending the life of landfills
and reducing the threats to
aquatic animals. Another fo-
cus of research is the reduc-
tion of the amount of plastic
used in packaging. This is
seen where bottles, for ex-
ample, are smaller and thin-
ner yet hold the same
amounts of liquid and are just
as strong
While advances are being
made in technology and re-
search, attitudes play a signifi-
cant part in the management of
plastic wastes in the environ-
ment. Attitude can impact on
the amount of plastic that en-
ters the environment. Through
their behaviour people cai RE-
USE and REDUCE plastic.
Reusing and reducing of
plastics can effectively h ippen
when this becomes a policy of
companies and individuals alike.
Companies should begin to
consider the environmental and
economic benefits of making
their pacakging more compact
and using less plaStic material.
Individuals should consider op-
tions for buying in bulk to re-
duce the amounts of plastic en-
tering the environment land to
also save money.
The plastic recycling busi-
ness can be profijablei Local
Sentrepeneurs should consider



* Commercial/ Residential land situate at Parcel 36 (12,397
sq ft / 0.2846 acre) and Parcel 40 (12,397 sq ft/ 0.2846 acre)
Brothers Village, East Bank Berbice, with one flat wooden
building (approx. 450 sq ft) on Parcel 36.

* 25 years lease over residential land (2.497 acres) with one
storey wooden building (224 sq ft) situate at Lot 178
Yakusari North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice.

* Residential land (0.02186 acre) situate at Lot No. 65A being
part of Area R, Pattensen k / as Turkeyen, Georgetown.

* E1/ of E/2 of Lot 25, Section 1 (residential lot); E1/ of E 1/
of Lot 25 Section 2 (cultivation land); E /2 of E Vz of Lot 9
Section 3 (cultivation land), and E /2 of E /2 of Lot 9 Section
4 (residential lot alongside public road) situate at Lancaster
Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006, AT 13.00 HOURS.
Please contact telephone numbers
227-8167/226-0718 for further information

dren, uni
ness entil
this comp
all outlets
DDL and
wide. Taki

the prospect of establishing a Reme
recycling business that takes send youi
the process to a certain stage tions and i
e.g. shredding and shipping. For "Our Env
us, the benefits of recycling Division,
plastic can only be derived if the tection Ag
process starts locally! PET UGCamp
bottles is a good choice to start Georgetow
the recycling business because
of the amount being discarded FIVE W
and the possibility of setting up PLASTIC
collection systems.
The opportunity to em-
bark on PET recycling project ,- 7
is now available though a ..
competition currently on. The 'T
EPA, UN Agencies, Banks T' .' jlji
DIH and Demerara Distillers t fi
Limited have come together to '\
sponsor this Competition 4i 'J
which targets school age chil-

versity and technical
community and busi-
ties. Information on
petition is available at
s of Banks DIH and
at Schools country
e up the Challenge!
ember that you can
r comments, sugges-
deas on the articles to
vironment," C/o EIT
Environmental Pro-
;ency, IAST Building,
us, Turkeyen, Greater


Here are five
ideas you can
1. Reuse
empty plastic
"food" containers
for storing other
foods e.g.! salads,
cake, lunch.

2. Resuse detergent bottles
to water paints, car and floor
cleaning agents.
3. Pack lunch in resuseable
containers rather than plastic
wrap or metal foil.
4. Reuse
palstic con-
tainers as gift
5. Con-
vert plastic
into plant

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Fort Wellington
West Coast Betbice
1. Prequalified contractors/firms are invited to submit sealed bids for the
under-mentioned works:

(A) Education/Buildings
Construction of New Nursery School, Waterloo, West Coast Berbice.

Construction of Rq-inforced Concrete Timber Composite Bridge, Blairmont
Access Road, West Bank Berbice.

2. Tender documents for the above works can be uplifted from the Office of the
Regional Executive Officer, Fort Wellington, West;Coast Berbice upon payment
of a non-refundable fee of $2,500 (two thousalid five hundred dollars).'

3. Bids must be submitted separately in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the Tenderer and the work being tendered for must be clearly
marked on the top left- hand corner.

Tenders shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance (Back Building)
Main & Urquhart Streets \
Georgetown i

Tenders are to be deposited in the tender box at the Ministry of Finance at the
above address not later than 09:00 hours on Tuesday, March 14, 2006'

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

5. All Bids must be accompanied by valid Certificates from:

(a) Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority
(b) Manager, National Insurance Scheme

6. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of 2% of the tendered sum.

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

J. Narine
Regional Executive Officer
Region 5 Mahaica/Berbice Government ads can be viewed at

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Sunday Chronicle March 12, 2006

Applications are invited for suitably qualified persons for entry to a programme of TeacherTraining leading to the Trained Teacher's Certificate.

Special emphasis will be placed on the training of persons for the Secondary Academic and Secondary Pre-Vocational Programmes.


I. The College accepts:

(i) CSEC General Proficiency grades I OR II acquired before June 1998 and grades I, II OR III, from June 1998.
(ii) CSEC Basic Proficiency Grade I.
(iii) GCE 'O' Levels, Grades A, C OR E before June 1975 and GCE 'O' Levels, Grades A, B, OR C from June 1975.

(iv) The General Proficiency Grade Four (4) in Mathematics will be accepted from applicants for the Early Childhood, Primary Education Programmes and Secondary Academic /
Pre-Vocational Programmes whose options are not Mathematics based, eg. Modern Languages, Social Studies, Business Studies, Art, English Language and Music

2. All applicants must have currently acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics

The following programmes are available:-


(a) A three-year Pre-Service Early Childhood Education Programme atTurkeyen.
(b) A three-year Distance Education In-Service Early Childhood Education Programme at Region I (Mabaruma), Region 2 (Anna Regina), Region 3 (Vreed-en-Hoop), Region 4
(Georgetown/Turkeyen), Region 6 (New Amsterdam), Region 7 (Bartica), Region 9 (Lethem) and Region I0 (Linden).


(c) A three-year Pie-Service Primary Programme at Turkeyen.
(d) A three-year Distance Education In-Service Primary Programme at Region I (Mabaruma), Region 2 (Anna Regina), Region 3 (Vreed-en-Hoop), Region 4 (Georgetown/Turkeyen),
Region 6 (New Amsterdam), Region 7 (Bartica), Region 9 (Lethem) and Region 10 (Linden).


(e) A three-year Pre-Service Secondary Pre-Vocational Programme (Home Economics, Agricultural Science, Industrial Arts, InformationTechnology and Business Studies) at Turkeyen.
(f) A three-year Pre-Service Secondary Academic Programme (English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, Art and Music) at Turkeyen.
(g) A three-year In-Service Secondary Academic Programme (English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science) at Region 2 (Anna Regina), Region 3 (Vreed-en-Hoop), Region 4
(Georgetown/Turkeyen), Region 6 (Rose Hall) and Region 10 (Linden).

(h) A three-year In-Service Secondary Pre-Vocational Programme (English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Business Studies, Spanish, Music, Agricultural Science,
Industrial Arts) Region 4 (Georgetown/Turkeyen).



For the Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Academic/Pre-Vocational In-Service Programmes applicants must be over seventeen (17) years of age and must have
been employed in a school for at least ONE academic year before the commencement of training.

For the Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Academic/Pre-Vocational Pre-Service Programmes applicants must have attained a minimum age of seventeen (17) years on


For the Early Childhood, Primary Pre-Service and In-Service Programmes applicants must have obtained:

(i) A minimum of four (4) GCE 'O' Level subjects OR four (4) CSEC subjects at ONE (I) sitting OR five (5) GCE 'O' Level OR five (5) CSEC subjects at no more than TWO (2) sittings.
(The mix here MUST include English Language, Grades 1-3 and Mathematics, Grades 1-4).


(ii) A minimum of four (4) CSEC subjects, Grade I, Basic Proficiency at no more than one (I) sitting or a minimum of five (5) CSEC subjects, Grade I, Basic Proficiency at no more than
two (2) sittings. Subjects passed must include English Language and Mathematics.


(iii)A pass at one of the Foundation Examinations (CPCE, GBET, GUIDE).


(iv)A pass at the One Year Certificate in Industrial.and Social Studies programme offered by the Critchlow Labour College.


(v)Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE) Mathematics and English and Early Childhood year 2 programme.

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For the three-year Pre-Vocational Programme applicants must have obtained:

(i)A minimum of four (4) GCE 'O' Level subjects OR four (4) CSEC subjects at ONE sitting OR five (5 GCE 'O' Level OR five (5) CSEC subjects at no more than TWO sittings.
Applicants must have passes in at least TWO areas of specialization.


For applicants desirous of specializing in Agricultural Science.

(ii) A certificate in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture plus currently acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics.


(iii) A Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture.

For applicants desirous of specializing in Home Economics.

(iv) A certificate in Home Economics from Carnegie School of Home Economics and at least TWO Home Economics subjects at the GCE 'O' Level or CSEC Level plus currently a
acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics.


(v) A Diploma in Catering and Hospitality from the Carnegie School of Home Economics and at least Home Economics Management or Clothing &'Textiles at the GCE 'O' Level or
CSEC Level plus currently acceptable qualifications inEnglish Language and Mathematics


(vi) A Certificate in Garment Construction from the Carnegie School of Home Economics and at least Food & Nutrition or Home Economics Management at the GCE 'O' Level or
CSEC Level plus currently acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics.


For applicants desirous of specializing in Industrial Arts/Industrial Technology.

(vii) A Guyana Technical Education Examination Basic Craft Certificate or the Guyana Industrial Training Centre Certificate or equivalent plus currently acceptable qualifications in
English Language and Mathematics.


(viii) A Guyana Technical Education Examination Craft Certificate Part I or Parts I and II or Advanced Craft Certificate or equivalent plus acceptable qualifications in English
Language and Mathematics.


(ix) A Guyana Technical Education Examination Certificate/Diploma Part I or Parts I and II or Parts I, II and III or equivalent.


For the three-year Secondary Academic Programme applicants must have obtained:

A minimum of four (4) GCE '0' Level subjects OR four (4) CSEC subjects at ONE sitting and five (5) GCE 'O' Level OR five (5) CSEC subjects at no more than TWO sittings.
Applicants must have passes in Two areas of specialization.


Application forms can be obtained from all Heads of Education Departments.

Before admission to a Pre-Service Programme, successful applicants will be required to undergo a medical examination by an approved Medical Officer.

Successful applicants to the Pre-Service Programme will be required to sign a bond to serve as a teacher in Nursery, Primary, Secondary schools and Practical Industrial Centres in any part
of Guyana for a period of five (5) years immediately after completing the course.

Pre-Service students will receive a grant, which is subject to revision from time to time.

Successful applicants to the In-Service Programme will be required to sign a bond to serve as a teacher in Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools and Practical Industrial Centres in any part
of Guyana for a period of three (3) years immediately after completing the course.

Distance Education Programmes will commence in July 2006. Completed application forms for these Programmes must be returned to the Heads of Education Departments no later than
13" April 2006.

Distance Education tutorials will be held at least once per week for approximately four hours.

Face-to-Face sessions will be held during the vacation period for Distance Education In-Service Programmes.

The Pre-Service and In-Service Secondary Academic Programmes will commence in September 2006. Completed application forms for these programmes must be returned to the relevant
Departments of Education, no later than 13"' April 2006.

Cyril Potter College of Education
Board of Management

Government ads can be viewed on





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

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

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

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

Eligible TargetGroups:


Abused/battered Women:

At-riskYouth and Children:

Single Parents of Low Income

Individuals and Families
affected by HIV/AIDS:
Homeless Persons/Families:
Substance Abusers:

Eligible Activities/Services
Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating access to
services; social integration/recreation.
Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating access to
services; social integration/recreation; job orientation skills or job counseling.
Crisis intervention and othersupport services; legal aid; counseling for
perpetrators; activities with males in violence prevention.
Parenting education (including adolescents who are parents);
counseling/shelter servicesfor pregnantteenagers; job orientation skills or
job counseling; social/leadership skills; youth group organizations and
facilitation; counseling; substance abuse preventionrrehabilitation; programs

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

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

Counseling and treatment services for substance abusers and theirfamilies;
rehabilitation services.

Proposals must be delivered by 14:00h on Friday 17th March, 2006, in sealed envelopes marked Proposal for
Community Services Grants, addressed to the Executive Director, SIMAP, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown and must be
placed in the tender box labeled "Request for Proposals, Community Services Grant". Late proposals will be rejected.
Proposals will be opened in the presence of applicants' representatives who choose to attend at 14:00h on the closing
date of submission of proposals.

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

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

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

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Cypriots fed

olive oil to

furnaces study
By Michele Kambas

PYRGOS (Reuters) II is praised for its culinary and health
properties by any cook worth his salt, but long before ol-
ive oil made it into the Mediterranean diet Cypriots used
it as fuel to melt copper, archaeologists say.
Italian researchers have discovered that environmentally
friendly olive oil was used in furnaces at a site in southern
Cyprus up to 4,000 years ago, instead of the fume-belching char-
coal used in industry for hundreds of years since.
Described as "liquid gold" by the ancient Greek poet
Homer, olive oil has long been associated with grooming, pam-
pering and the religious rites of the ancients, but not at least
in the Mediterranean with heavy industry.
"We know that olive oil made it into our food around 1,000
BC, but it is the first time we have laboratory evidence that it
was used in smelting as a fuel," archaeologist Maria Rosaria
Belgiorno told Reuters.
Cyprus was lamed in antiquity for its copper and is be-
lieved to have given its name to the Latin term for the metal,
The find by Belgiomo's team suggested mankind might be
returning to its roots, at least in terms of energy.
"It is the first time this has been discovered ... and in Eu-
rope it's only recently that industry has turned to biofuels. This
oil burns like benzene," Belgiomo said.
Today's Cypriots might, however, think twice about pump-
ing this precious commodity into their petrol tanks instead of
drizzling it over their meals.
Average annual production of about 13,500 tones just about
meets local demand and olive oil now sells for around $6 per
liter, compared to around 55 cents for regular fuel.

The smelting site known as Pyrgos Mavroraki is thought
to be part of a larger industrial unit dating from 2,000 BC, when
Cyprus was in its early to mid Bronze Age.
Lying some 90 km (60 miles) southwest of the capital
Nicosia among sprawling villas, the complex includes copper
smelting works, facilities for textile weaving and dyeing, a win-
ery and an olive press.
"'be olive press and storage facilities were in the middle of
two areas where copper was worked. It shows that for sure
they used olive oil. Can you imagine building an olive press in
the middle of a metallurgy planL Why?" said Belgiorno.
Tests carried out by the Italian Institute of Technologies
Applied to Cultural Heritage, for whom Belgiorno works, have
discovered olive oil residues in ovens on the site.
Belgiorno said researchers were puzzled by the fact that no
charcoal the fuel most widely used at the time was found.
Charcoal remains intact despite the passage of time. she said.
"There were no storage areas for charcoal. We have discov-
ered that to melt copper you need five kilos of olive oil, com-
pared to 80 kilos of charcoal."
Dark marks on the hard-packed earth in the complex might
escape the untrained eye. But these are stains from the oil used
in the furnaces, traces which also do not fade.

Belgiorno said metallurgy sites have been found close to ol-
ive oil production areas in Egypt and Jordan, so Cypriots could
not lay claim to being the first to use biofuels.
It was, however, the first time science had conclusively
proven that olive oil was used as a fuel, she said.
The highly prized commodity was a key ingredient of per-
fumes and ancient geographers noted the abundance of olive
groves and copper mines in Cyprus.
"I suspect the technology came from abroad, most prob-
ably through contact with Palestine and Jordan," said Belgiomo.
Last year at the same site, Belgiomo's team found what they
described as the world's most ancient perfumery, which used
olive oil infused with local herbs.
The site's textile dyeing facilities also suggested Cypriots
had a fashior,-hle flair with their fabrics, using tiny veins pains-
takingly extracted from Mediterranean sea snails to dye their
clothes indigo.
"Nobody can really speak about prehistory without
mentioning Cyprus. It was a filter, it took technology from
the Middle i.'st and redistributed it to the western world,"
said Belgio -o.

Sunday Chronicle March 12, 2006


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Spr d ucion an

harvest hanling


10,000 to
12,000 years ago by the
Aztecs, Mayas and the
Incas. Columbus, in the
fifteenth century,
introduced peppers to
Europe and
subsequently to Asia
and Africa, and later to
India, China and Japan
through the spice
trade. The distribution
of peppers has since
become cosmopolitan.
It is estimated that more
than three million hectares of
peppers are grown annually
around the world. Asia is the
largest producer, followed by
Africa and Europe. Pepper
production is found from the
humid tropics, to the dry
deserts, to the cool temperate
climates. The ability of pepper
to thrive under this range of
climatic conditions has rendered
it a common crop worldwide.
Hot pepper is cultivated in
all regions of Guyana. In some

cases, it is done on a large scale
in areas such as Parika Backdam
(Region 3) and on farms in the
Canal Polder. In Region 4, large-
scale production is.done in the
Mahaica and Moblissa areas.
The largest area under
cultivation is estimated at three
There is.tremendous scope
for expansion in the production
of hot peppers in Guyana. This
is largely influenced by the
agricultural diversification
strategy undertaken by the
Government of Guyana through
the Ministry of Agriculture and
the National Agricultural

Research Institute. In addition,
in recent times, the export
market for both fresh and
processed forms of hot pepper
shows statistically a steady rate
of expansion. The New
Guyana Marketing Corporation
provides services to exporters
and has established a packhouse
facility which aids in preparing
high quality produce for the
overseas market.

Production Statistics
Production of hot peppers
for 2001

Pilot Pepper Regions

202.0 2
1,180.1 3
1,634.8 4
121.6 5
34.2 6
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8.8 10
3181.5 Total

Peppers are considered to
be warm season and day-
neutral plants that require
about the same growing
conditions as the other
members of the Solanaceae
family, for example, tomato
and boulanger.
Climate peppers can grow
at wide range of altitudes with
rainfall between 600-1250 mm
per annum. Most cultivars
cannot tolerate flooded
conditions. Seeds germinate best
at 25-30oC. Optimal
temperatures for productivity
ranges between 18-30oC. In
Guyana, the climatic condition

is suitable for the cultivation of
this crop.
Soil peppers are
tolerant to a wide range of
soil conditions. However,
fertile medium loams, well-
drained soils and a pH of
5.5-6.8 are generally

considered most suitable.
In Guyana, they are grown
on all soil types which
include: sandy soils, clay
soils and pegasse.

Several cultivars are
grown locally which are
suitable for fresh
consumption or processing.
These include: Wiri Wiri,
Miwiri, Bird Pepper, Ball O'
Fire, Bullnose, Scotch
Bonnet, Tiger Teeth, West
Indian Red, Caribbean Red
and Habanero. The main
varieties for export, however,
are the West Indian Red, the
Caribbean Red and



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 (LBI Success)Roads Reg.#4
(b) Lot 2 (Beterverwagting Annandale)Roads Reg. #4
(c) Lot 3 (Goedverwagting H/S Vryheid's Lust) Roads Reg. #4

(d) Extension of Santa Cruz Primary School Reg. #1
Removal & Replacing of Pipe Lines at Samaroo Dam Reg. #3
Construction of Woodlands/Expectation/Inverness Multi-Purpose
Community Centre Reg. #5
(g) Rehabilitation of Belvedere South Block 'X' of 7 Residential Road -
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), (b), (c) & (g) is G$10,000 each
and (d), (e) & (f) is $5,000 each. Payment can be in cash or by Manager's
Cheque in favour of SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done
between the hours of 08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and from
08:00h to 14:30h on Fridays.
5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less that 2% of the bid sum.
The Bid Bond/Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour
of SIMAP Agency from a Commercial Bank/Financial House/Insurance
Company, using the form supplied by SIMAP. Personal cheques will not be
6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00h on Friday, March 24, 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 bir, and ic -ot obligated to
give any reasonss.
Executive Director

3/10/2006. 7:44 PM

'Strengthening the Public Sector Investment Management System'
TC No.: ATN/SF-8199-GY

1.The Ministry of Finance (MOF) invites Proposals from interested finns of IDB member
countries to provide training services for the Project Management Professional
2.A copy of the Terms of Reference and all relevant information relating to this Request
can be obtained from the Technical Coordinator, SPSIMS Project. PCMD. SPS. MOF;
Tel. No.: 592-227-1158; Fax No.: 592-225-3355; Email:
3.Each proposal must include the technical and financial components, placed in a sealed
envelope which bears no identity of the Bidder, and addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
4.Proposals must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Board of Procurement
& Tender Administration at the above mentioned address on or before 9:00 hours on
Tuesday, 21" March 2006.
5.Proposals will be opened on Tuesday. 21" March 2006.
6.Late submissions will be resumed unopened. The MOF is not required to acccpl the
lowest price.
Government ads can oe viewi ed cn hc t .r gto i 'i g g,

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1.1 Agricultural Mechanics (Full-Time or Evening)
1.2 Bricklaying and Concreting (Full-Time or Evening)
1.3 Carpentry and Joinery (Full-Time or Evening)
1.4 Electrical Installation (Full-Time, Day-Release or Evening)
1.5 Fitting and Machining (Full-Time, Day-Release or Evening)
1.6 Motor Mechanics (Full-Time, Day-Release or Evening)
1.7 Plumbing (Full-Time or Evening)
1.8 Radio and Electronics Servicing (Full-Time or Evening)
1.9 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (Full-Time or Evening)
1.10 Welding (Full-Time or Evening)


2.:1 Architectural Drawing (Evenings Only)
2.2 Building & Civil Construction (Day-Release)
2.3 Electrical Engineering (Day-Release)
2.4 Mechanical Engineering (Day-Release)
2.5 Telecommunications (Evenings Only)


3.1 Building & Civil Engineering (Two Years Full-Time)
3.2 Electrical Engineering (Two Years Full-Time)
3.3 Mechanical Engineering (Two Years Full-Time)
3.4 Science (Two Years Full-Time)
3.5 Land Surveying (Two Years Full-Time)


4.1 Ordinary Diploma in Commerce (Two Year .Full-Time)
4.2 Diploma in Secretarial Science. (t\T Year. .Full-Time)
4.3 Certificafe in Secretarial Science (Two Years Evening)
4.4 Ordinary Certificate in Commerce (Two Years Evening)


5.1 Diploma in Computer Science (Two Years Full-Time)

Registration will commence March 12'h 2006, and will conclude on April 28'" 2006.


1. Applicants must be at least fifteen (15) years old on August 31. 2004, to be
eligible to attend Full-Time Courses and eighteen (18) years old by the said date,
to attend Day-Release or Evening Courses.

2. For the Craft Courses, applicants must have successfully completed the Secondary
Schools Proficiency Examinations Parts 1 and 11, or attained a sound secondary

3. For all other courses, applicants must possess at least three (3) subjects at the G.C.E
'O' Level or CXC General Proficiency Level.

4. Entrance exam shall be held as follows:-

Wednesday 2nd May, 2006

Thursday 3"' May, 2006

Friday 4" May. 2006

- Craft Courses

- Technician Courses

- Business Courses

O Unwuzirike Patrick Chmedu
Deputy Principal

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ARIES You've decided to shake off all remnants of that serious attitude you
were recently forced into taking on and not a moment too soon. After all,
you're a fire sign, and you have your reputation to think of. It's time to have
some fun, and that is definitely that. Your only dilemma now will be which
charming offer to accept and which to try postponing until tomorrow or un-
til next week, if absolutely necessary. We should all have such problems.

TAURUS This dutiful, responsible mood you've been in even more than
usual, that is has gone on for far too long, and you've decided that enough
is enough. You're going to have some fun, you're going to have it now, and
You've made some seriously lavish arrangements, too. Needless to say, your
partner isn't just delighted they're pinching themselves. While you have them
in this compromised position, feel free to say anything you might otherwise
feel hesitant about.

GEMINI Every now and then, we all need to let loose and have some fun.
That's not an uncommon state of affairs for you after all, 'variety is the spice
of life' is your sign's motto, and it didn't happen by accident. At the moment,
however, you'll be even more freewheeling, optimistic and ready to play than
you usually are. There's only one thing to do: Gather the troops around you
and organise an absolutely unforgettable party.

CANCER Invitations won't be hard to come by, and it won't be tough to talk
you into accepting them. The most attractive offer will likely arrive via someone
who wants to thank you for something wonderful you've done for them re-
cently something you've never allowed yourself to be properly rewarded for.
This time, don't refuse the gesture. We all deserve our time in the spotlight
when we've earned it, and you've certainly earned it.

LEO Entertainment is your middle name. You can create an audience just
about anywhere, too. You'll have plenty of opportunities to strut your stuff for
the next couple of days, and you should take them all. As you well know, you
don't need an actual stage to perform. You can do it behind a bar, in the middle
of an office staff meeting or via a grand entrance to your own home. Go ahead.
No matter where you are, give the fans what they came for.

VIRGO No matter what that famously sensible friend of yours says, you need
to trust your antennae now, and ignore all the 'shoulda-woulda-couldas' that
will inevitably be tossed your way. Besides, if you go against your intuition and
it doesn't work out, you'll spend forever wondering what might have happened.
This way, at least you'll know that there really was no other way for you to act -
or react. You may even cross paths with someone you'd never have otherwise

LIBRA A purely frivolous invitation is about to arrive one that involves noth-
ing but fun, pure and simple. After the week you've had, you won't refuse, or
ever think about refusing. You may need to talk your sweetie into accompany-
ing you, but if you sweeten the pot with either a romantic dinner or a night-
cap in that little out of the way club they love, bet you'll be able to have the
best of both worlds.

SCORPIO It's always funny to watch someone try to stand in front of you
when a picture is being shot, or take the recognition away from you when it's
time for the credits to roll. No one loves operating from behind the scenes as
much as you do mostly because it gives you a chance to play the Wizard: the
person behind the curtain who's unseen, but nonetheless in charge of the
whole production. Let them go for it now; it's worth a good giggle.

\ SAGITTARIUS -- Recent events you're not all that tickled about might make it
* seem quite tempting to hop in the car, on a bus or on a plane basically, to
go anywhere unfamiliar, where the subject you don't want to discuss will
absolutely not come up. But that's not your style, is it? You're used to facing
things head on, and there's no reason for you to do anything differently now.
Show up, as usual, with a grin and a wise comment.

CAPRICORN As usual, you have something to teach us. This time around,
the lesson will be on the virtue of subtlety, at a time when it would be far
easier for you to just give in and make a show of things. Yes, strutting your
stuff the same way the rest of the planet's population will be strutting theirs
may be the easy thing to do, but that won't tempt you. When have you ever
taken the easy way out of anything?

AQUARIUS You paid your dues yesterday and the day before that, and prob-
ably the day before that, too. Your karmic account is now firmly in the black,
so it's time for some well-earned fun. There's someone out there who's no-
ticed what you've been through lately, and they're more than willing to offer
up their services as a cruise director of sorts. Let them do their thing; go along
on whatever adventure they've planned.

PISCES When you least expect it, a coworker will do you a tremendous
favour and you'll be doubly surprised by it. In addition to not expecting
this particular person to ever go out of their way for you, they also won't
r want a single bit of credit for it. They may even try to be totally anonymous
in their efforts to help you. Don't make a big deal of it, but do offer them a
wink and a smile. '. ....

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Food and Beverage Biotechnology and the
Risks Associated Part 9

The world of phytonutrients and antinutrients
IN OUR last column, we defined phytonutrients as nutrients
of plant origin. Basically, all nutrients derived from eating plants or
drinking beverages made from plants or plant parts would be con-
sidered phytonutrients ("phyto" = plant), However, the present
use of the term includes all the plant-based chemicals
(phytochemicals), including all the nutraceuticals we have covered,
various chemicals produced by plants such as amines, phenols, ter-
penes (including the plant growth/stem elongation class of hormones
called the gibberellins), polysaccharides, organic acids, vitamins, phy-
tosterols and phytostanols, pectins (the basis for guava jelly, jams),
soluble fibres, saponins, and many others.
Today, we present some specifics on a selection of
phytonutrients to highlight the scope of food biotechnology research
aimed at improving the nutritional value of foods through processes
like biofortification. Antinutrients, on the other hand, are plant de-
rived compounds that are "not necessarily!' but decrease the nutri-
tional value of plant food. Some examples antinutrients are given
below as compiled by Corell University database:
The relevance of biotechnology here is the ability to use it to
reduce the concentrations of these potentially toxic plant chemicals
from our food crops. Please note that these antinutrients occur in
higher concentrations in immature plants or plant part used as food.
One of the aims of modernbiotechnology is to enhance the nutri-
tive value of our food plants through a variety of processes includ-

Antlnutrient/toxin family Occurrence IP plants P
Cyanogenic glycosides Swet potatoes, stone fruits, lima i

Glucosinolates Rape Icsnolal, mustard, radish, r
cabbage. peanut. soybean, onion

Potato, tomato D
Glycoalkaloids potato, at k
Gossypol R./ '. R

Gossypol Cottonseed -

Lectins Most ce eals, soybeans, other In
beans. polaloes n

Oxalate Spinach rnroarb. tomato F
(In Guyana sour and carambola a
can be, icided in this category)

Phenols MosS frIs and vegetables cereals, F
soybean,,,potato, tea, coffee tI
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ing the genetic engineering of the chemical processes used by plants
- metabolic engineering and metabolomics!

(See Table below)

A Brief History of Probiotics:
Although the term "probiotics" was coined in 1974, the poten-
tial health benefits were recognized a century ago by the noted Rus-
sian scientist and Nobel laureate, Professor Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov,
for theorizing the connection between high consumption of lactic
acid bacteria in yoghurt and the longevity of Bulgarians, He pro-
posed this theory in 1905 in a seminal volume published in 1908
entitled The Prolongation of Life.
As noted last week, probiotics and prebiotics are basically live
bacteria as occurs in cheese and yogurt. They are called lactic acid
bacteria. Well-known examples include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacteria,
Enterococcus and Streptococcus thermophilus. The role of the En-
terococci in food and health was the subject of a very recent review
published in this year's (2006) first issue of volume 106 of the journal
International Journal of Food Microbiology a few weeks ago. The
yeast Saccharomyces boulardii is also a known probiotic microor-

Some health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics
In several major reviews of research in the field of probiotics
and prebiotics, evidence to support the theory put forward by Pro-
fessor Mechnikuv a century ago that bacteria can be beneficial to
health have been emerging with the aid of several methods of re-.
search including microbial biotechnology the biotechnology of nmi-
croorganisms. According to some of these papers according to the :
journal Alternative Medicine Review volume 8 published ip 2003;'
Nutrition Research volume 19 published in 1999; Internationial Jori;`-
nal of Food Microbiology volume 106 published a few we eks ago;
Current Issues in Intestinal Microbiology volume 1 published in
2000; Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy \ olumne 5l1 published
in 2002. and Current Pharma-
ceuucal Design 'olume 8 pub-.
'otential health effects on lished in 20031 the following
humans and animals are some of the niam) chlnically.
documented health benefits of
iastrointestinai innamrmatc.rin, probiotics and preblotni:' s:..
ihibition of cellular respiration Moderation or
prevention of laclose inloler-
ance (the inability of somein-
dividuals to digest the ntilk:
loiter; impaired metabolism; sugar lactose)
educed iodine uptake; decreased Lacsugar lactose) i
rotein digestion Lac acdli influ-
ence activity of overgrowth
flora, decreasing rtoN\ chenu-
cals production in the body ,'
depressed central nervous system; Prevention of in-
idney inflammation; carcinogenic; testinal tract infections
irth defects; reduced iron uptake, through:
_____- Competitive exclusion
Alteration of intestinal
reduced iron uptake; spermicidal; conditions to be less favorable
arnogenc for pathogens
-- Alteration of toxin bind-
ntestinal inflammation; decreased. ing sites
utrient uptake/absorption Gut flora alteration .
Competition for nutrienri
Impro.ement of '
the Immune system .
tedupes solubility of calcium, iron., Strengthening of
.nd zinc non-specific defense against in-
Increased phago-.
cytic ( capacity of cells to in-
taises cholesterol; destroys gest harmful bacteria) activity
hiamine; mimics the female of white blood cells
hormone oestrogen of white blood cells ,
Reduction of in-
.ight-activated carcinogens; skin flammatory or allergic reactions
Restoration of-

the "balance" homeostasiss) of the immune system
Anti-colon cancer effect by binding cancer-causing muta-
tion agents
Alteration of activity of colonic microbes
Beneficial alteration of blood lipids, thereby reducing the
risk of heart disease by:
Assimilation of cholesterol
Antihypertensivc effect
Adhesion to urinary and vaginal tract cells
Competitive exclusion
Infection caused by Helicobacter pylori, the ulcer-caus-
ing bacteria through a process called competitive exclusion as well
as lactic acid production
Regulation of gut movement thereby reducing constipa-
Feeling of well-being

It is interesting to note research findings indicating our mouths
have some fifty microorganisms as their permanent ecological space
(Proceedings of the US National Academy of Science volume 96
published in 1999); while Professor Elizabeth Bik of Stanford Uni-
versity Medical School and her colleagues have revealed through
modem biotechnology 128 different phylotypes of bacteria which
inhabit the human stomach! (Proceedings of the US National Acad-
emy of Science volume 103 published January 17, 2006)

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technologies. .,
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SCookery Cornei

SWelcome to the 390't edition of
. J "Champion Cookery Corner", a
S weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.


1 frying chicken, cut up,
about 3 to 3 '/2 pounds
4 tablespoons butter
'V cup honey
1/4 cup pineapplejuice
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
I teaspoonlNDICurryPowder

In a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish, melt butter.

Combine honey, pineapple juice,
mustard, salt, and INDI Curry 'f
Powder. Pour over chicken in a ").
large bowl, coating well. Arrange
chicken in baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, about 1 hour at
375. Turn chicken pieces over at .
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Preheat oven to 350 F Combine all
ingredients except chicken in large bowl.
Rub seasoning over chicken. Marinate
in the refrigerator for 6 or more hours.
Evenly space chicken on nonstick or
lightly greased baking pan. Cover with
aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes.
Remove foil and continue baking for an
additional 30 to 40 minutes or until the
meat can be easiy. pulled away from the
bone with a fork The drnmsticks may
require less *cokinrg time than the


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/2 teaspoon allspice, ground
1 V teaspoons Chico Black Pepper
1 tablespoon hot pepper, chopped
E 1 teaspoon hot pepper, crushed, dried
2 teaspoons oregano, crushed
2 teaspoons thyme, crushed
V2 teaspoon salt
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup onion, pureed or finely chopped
1/4 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
8 pieces chicken, skinless
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By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Michael Jackson was ordered to shut down his Neverland Valley
Ranch on Thursday by California authorities who have fined the pop star $169,000 for failing
to pay his employees or maintain proper insurance.
Jackson's sprawling ranch in the central California foothills was closed, at least temporarily, by an
agent of the State Labor Commissioner after the office discovered that his worker's compensation policy
had lapsed in January.
"We went out there this morning and issued a stop order to the security guard at the front gate,"
state Department of industrial Relations spokesman Dean Fryer told Reuters. "We asked to be es-
corted in to meet management, but we were refused and turned away, so we gave the order to (the
Fryer said local animal welfare officials had been asked to care for the inhabitants of Neverland's
He said that Jackson could reopen the ranch if he obtains workers compensation insurance but
may face legal action by the state if he fails to pay the back wages.
Jackson, who was cleared last June of criminal charges that he sexually abused a young boy at
Neverland, has spent much of his time since the trial in Bahrain and was not at his ranch when authori-
ties arrived. His representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.
The order prohibits Jackson from employing anyone at the 2,800-acre (1,130-hectare) ranch until
the insurance issues are resolved, Fryer said. "So it looks like this would mean for Neverland Valley
Ranch that they would be closed down."
Jackson on Thursday was fined $69,000, or $1,000 per employee, for allowing his insurance to
lapse. Earlier this week, authorities cited him for violating state labour law by failing to pay at least 30
employees since December of 2005. A letter for that citation imposes a $100,000 fine and demands
that he make good on $306,000 in unpaid wages.
Fryer said his office learned of the workers compensation issue after a Neverland employee mak-
ing an unpaid-wage claim remarked that a co-worker had been injured on the job and was uncertain
about filing a claim due to the lapsed insurance.
If an employee were hurt at Neverland while Jackson was uninsured, Fryer said, "the medical
expenses associated with that injury would have to be picked up by the state."
Prosecutors asserted during Jackson's child molestation trial that the pop singer was in
precarious financial shape due to mounting debts.

AERIAL view of amusement park type rides inside Michael
Jackson's ranch near Santa Barbara, November 18, 2003.
(REUTERS/Max Morse)


By Sarah Hall

E!Online Apparently, Macaulay Culkin has been spend-
ing too much time home alone.
In a new interview in the latest issue of Time magazine, the
former child star admits he has a hard time knowing where he
fits into Hollywood these days, if at all.
"I'm the most out-of-work actor I know," Culkin said. "In
the last two years I've basically taken meetings for a living."
With his delicate features and precocious sensibilities, Culkin
was the Dakota Fanning of the early '90s, starring in a series of
family-friendly films, including 'Home Alone' and its sequel,
'My Girl' and Richie Rich'.
Then-poof--he hit 14 and virtually disappeared from the-
atres, though he continued to make headlines every now and
again for noteworthy actions such as getting hitched at the ten-
der age of 17 and splitting from his bride two years later.
Culkin also continued to draw attention for his ongoing
friendship with Michael Jackson, who frequently hosted the
young actor at Neverland Ranch during Culkin's boyhood years.
During the popster's child-molestation trial last summer,
Culkin was called upon to defend his former playmate, insist-
ing that Jackson had never acted inappropriately during their
many sleepover sessions and calling the allegations against his
pal "absolutely ridiculous."
Culkin told Time that he has talked to Jackson just once
since the Moonwalker departed for the Middle East and de-
scribed him as "doing okay."
"He's a friend, but the kind of friend you talk to twice a
year," Cuikin said.
Apart from hitting the courtroom to stick up for Jackson,
Culkin also put in a court appearance on his own behalf last

summer, ple.d-
ing guilty to
rni; dermeanou r
drug cha rge c
sienuciung Iron a
September 200-4
arrest. He nas,
sentenced to a
one-year de-
ferred jail term
and ordered to pay almost $1,000 in fines.
Now 25, the former child star claims he's ready to stage a return to
his acting background, but seems unsure of where to begin.
"Acting found me. I thought maybe I should try to find it
again," he told Time.
Culkin made something of a comeback with a lead role in
2003's 'Party Monster', followed up by a well-received turn in
2004's 'Saved!', but neither role brought him the level of atten-
tion he enjoyed in his younger days.
"I don't know what people want from me," he said, adding
that he had considered giving up show business all together for a
career in sports management.
In the meantime, Culkin has managed to make the most of his
considerable free time by churning a semiautobiographical novel
titled 'Junior', which hits stores next week.
Described as a stream-of-consciousness work, Junior report-
edly incorporates everything from journal entries to quizzes and
lists and is based in part on Culkin's troubled relationship with
his father.
"I've led a very isolated existence since I was six years
old," Culkin explained. "It's kind of been me and my mind.
"I hope people don't think I'm crazy, because I'm not"

By Paul Majendie and
Emmy Dexel

LONDON (Reuters) Frank
Sinatra was mocked for his
seemingly interminable
comebacks. Now cutting-edge
technology and the backing of
his daughter Nancy mean
Ol'Blue Eyes is ready for yet
another final curtain, this
time from beyond the grave.
Almost eight years after the
singer's death, Nancy is deter-
mined to let her father tell his
story in his own words.
With a mixture of family
home movies and 21st century
technology, a Virtual Sinatra
musical does just that on mul-
tiple giant screens at the Lon-
don Palladium theatre where he
first appeared in 1950.
Nancy, who flew in for
Wednesday's premiere of the
five million pound musical, said:
"There is nothing that would
make one feel that it is ghoul-
"Maybe perhaps sad be-

cause he is not here and you'd
see this and say 'Gee I wish he
was still with us,"' said the
singer who famously duetted
with her father on 'Somethin'
Stupid' and had her biggest solo
hit with 'These Boots are Made
for Walkin'.
Others are less sure. One

British critic, The Daily
Telegraph's Dominic Cavendish,
asked: "Are we now entering
the age of the one-foot-out-of-
the-grave theatre show?"
Home movie footage from
the Fifties has been restored for
the London show with a 24-
piece live orchestra and troupe
of dancers accompanying the gi-
ant on-screen Sinatra.
The Sinatra family, keen to
avoid the tacky imitators that
followed Elvis Presley after his
death, took advice from
Presley's ex-wife Priscilla on the
best way to handle his futuris-
tic retrospective.
"Elvis has been gone for
so long. They have had a head
start on how to do this, this
keeping of the flame, and the
legacy," Nancy said.
"Poor Elvis. The real Elvis
has been virtually abused in a
way over the years. We don't
want Frank to become a carica-
ture," said Sinatra who starred
alongside Presley in the 1968
racing car movie 'Speedway'.
"We would rather have
Frank speak for himself which
is what is happening with this
show. People will get to know
him through his music."
Nancy, 65, believes that her
father's London show, which
has already taken two million
pounds ($3.5 million) in advance
bookings, could be copied by
others on stage.
Biopics like the Johnny
Cash drama 'Walk The Line' and
the Ray Charles story 'Ray'
have won Oscars and have also
enjoyed box office success.
"I would imagine there wil
be others who want to do the
same thing," she said of the
London production, a fully
honed version of a commemora-
tive celebration show first un-
veiled in 2003 at New-York's Ra-
dio City Music HalL

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