Guyana chronicle

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


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


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

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University of Florida
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shot dead
A WOMAN was gunned down in front of her
Lodge, Georgetown home last night.
Officials said Samantha Bell, 29, was shot
several times at about 20:00 h and was
Pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation.

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KEVIN BROWN, kiled, and his mother, Shondell Brown

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- in latest terror attack

A 12-YEAR-OLD, naked after
bathing, was yesterday after-
noon shot dead by a gang in
an apparent execution plan
gone wrong, neighbours at
his Back Street, McDoom,
East Bank Demerara resi-
dence said.
Kevin Brown, called Shawn,
was killed when five gunmen
emerged from cane fields not far
from the house where he lived
with his mother, Shondell
Brown, 29, George Prince, 31,
and two other children.
Police said the men threw a
tear smoke grenade into the
house, barged in and fired sev-
eral rounds.
The lad was shot several
times in his body in the attack
which took place at about 12:45
h. Neighbours said he died on

the spot.
His mother, Shondell, also
called Tasha, was shot several
times in her back and left side
and was last night in critical
condition in the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation
Police said Prince and the
two other children in the house
at the time were not wounded.
Neighbours said Prince ap-
peared to have been the in-
tended target of the gunmen, but
the boy got in the way of the
They said Kevin had just
finished bathing after cutting
bushes around the yard, when
the men appeared from the cane
fields nearby, lobbed the teargas
canister into the small wooden
house and opened fire.

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Kevin, who was in the
house drying his skin after bath-
ing, was gunned down naked,
neighbours said.
His mother, who was cut-
ting up vegetables to cook for
lunch, was wounded in the at-
tack and was rushed to the
hospital. She sustained mul-
tiple gunshot wounds and was
undergoing surgery at the
GPHC last evening, officials
There was loud wailing
from relatives and neighbours as
the boy's body was removed
from the house about two hours
later and some fainted in grief.
Teams of Policemen con-
ducted search operations in
McDoom and in neighboring
communities as well as in the
cane fields.
Police said they searched
several houses between Agricola
and McDoom but did not find
any of the gang members.
Scores of residents who
had gathered at the scene scur-
ried for cover as the Policemen
searched the area.
A number of live and
spent shotgun cartridges, sev-
eral spent shells of various
calibre and the tear smoke
canister were found at the
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VILLAGERS watch as the body of Kevin Brown is taken away.

Policemen at the scene

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scene, Police said.
Deputy Police Commissioner and Crime Chief Henry Greene was among Policemen on the scene
after the shooting.
Yesterday's deadly attack followed the discovery last Sunday of the bullet-ridden body of an-
other McDoom youth, Devon Cambridge, 19, at D'Urban Backlands, Georgetown. He was executed,
his hands bound behind his back.
And yesterday's killing came three weeks after the February 26 massacre of eight persons at
nearby Agricola and Eccles.
That attack began with gunmen killing three security guards at the Two Brothers Gas
Station at Eccles that Sunday night and storming into Agricola where they also shot dead four
others, including two elderly pensioners.

TAKING COVER: Residents and relatives take cover as Policemen arrive

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Government to

import cement

THE government will be
importing cement to ease the
critical shortage of the
building material, Tourism,
Industry and Commerce
Minister Manzoor Nadir
announced yesterday.
He told the Government
Information Agency (GINA),
"We are discussing with a
number of brokers government
buying a minimum of 20,000
tonnes of cement. If the private
sector is not going to do it, we
have to ensure that cement
comes into the country at a
reasonable price."
Mr Nadir had earlier
indicated that the government
would import cement as a last
resort to meet the growing
He told GINA the role of
the government is to provide the
necessary framework and
enabling environment for the
private sector.
However, the removal of
the Common External Tariff
(CET) in 2004 to allow imports
of cement from outside the
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He told GINA Cabinet gave
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consideration of all the
"We have a duty as a
government to ensure public and
private construction
development works continue, so
if the private sector would not
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to do it," Nadir emphasised.
He said TCL, the main
regional supplier, has been
promising to ship bulk cement
and establish a bagging plant
here but that project is one year
behind schedule.
"TCL had indicated their
limited capacity to bag the
cement and by using bulk freight
and less handling and broker
charges they would be able to
keep the supply adequate and
prices reasonable," Nadir
He said the demand for
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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 19,- 2006

Serbs show divided feelings

as Milosevic is buried

By ID)ugla' Hamnillon

POZARE\AC IReuters-i
Slobodan Milose'ic "as bur-
ied beside his pro incial fam-
ily home iesterdai after ten-,
of thousand, of Serbs rallied
to hail the man who presided
over years of bloodshed and
was ousted b\ his o"n people.
The pro-.\\ ei ern politician'.
who now run Serbia rclfued him
a state funeral but leading olfi-
cials of his SocialiJSt Pan\ and
ultranationalihts paid mrbute ito
their here.
Some 3.1I00I local mourner,
waving Serbian lags and hold-
ing red roses gathered to praise
Milosevic. indicted b\ the Li N
-over the Balkan tiar. of the
1990s, before hi' burial in the
town of Prlzare\i. Sii kni 0 511
miles) ea't :of the capital
H e ..nil.- ti' 't i i *I..r i I i J .ir-
hIr.. .l hbl.l I. L .r.- bul in a prn-
- alL hea.Ir.e l. ili ad eni -.irn.-' .
the .ide lirrlead Ilf i nurliar,
lihnrI'ur gu:ud hla:k-cI!.id rLd.-
rni, then thie,. lbar.k tihc u rcl-
OA'ime like hr.unc .i[ l An:hl-l
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ha*'. hi-- col[in li:,.cred init. a
grie in the garden .r the Iani-
I!\ home a. dJ.rkne. lell and a
br.ias bjnd pla'.ed tmnibre mu-
aic Earlier :uppo.rter, read
messages roman hi, itKe hraj
and man Marko. both toi fright-
ened to return fro.ini .elf-ini-
po'ed exile in Rus-ia
He had the courage ot a
tatjnesnan at times of the great-
et trouble for the people and
he .as ne\er a coj ard.'
NIiloiad \celiL .1 senior Socia.-

I.I i'ar l .I i, iii. .Jec larcd i.
liij, -~ijld I I l peIople in the
I, n,.n cLenier bel ,re Ihe 1 urial
"Hle _'., ai hci i, hiih in lite
alid deaLti., a iman
A cri-%.d e'lirmaied b', p.-
Icne at an.r iund Si. 1)1)1)I n-lii -cd in
central Belirade [- begin the
proceeding' The coltin \a',
draped in the red. blue jand
%,.hue Serbian fla. and flanked
b;, foirner millitr ioltficler. in
ceremonial uritlfomrni
Parn organmiser g:are lapel
bunon a tothe ithirus'nds oIf folhlw. -
er' bha'.ed in ,r the capital. and
comnifnun'ii and ultranati.onahlbb
nmde lenrethi .peec hes.
Milor.e% ic died of heart tail-
are in hi. cell at the Li N. \iar
nrime' tribunal in The Hague
laj' Saturda.. onl\ mintihs be-
fore a c.rdict %as, expected in
hi' marathon trial c,-crin-g the

* ars. in Criall 3 B,. ini and
K\.',...o r*. h ch ic kill-'d at icasi
1511. 1 i II people e

\ idel:. -een n n neighb-Iuinr:
couiriii and the \\e,.[ j, the
leader rnio, responsible t'.nr
those 'ar.s Milos.e iuc faced
charge, including genocide and
crinre,' against humnidnli
But feelings in Serbi a ere
more dL ided He had Jdn-unated
politic lor more than a decade
before a huge crowd of prote'-.-
ers chanting the slogan "He's
finished' at the federal parlia-
nent forced hint trom pouer in
October 2(i)i-i
His supporters, mainly.
middle-aged and elderly chose
to gather at the same spot es-
terda. before the coffin was
taken on to Pozare atc.

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UNITED N.\ I Ii)NS i Rutlcr
Women and girl. are far
more vulnerable It Ai DS
than men and need their ou n
U.N. agency to delend them.
just as the U.N. children'
fund UNICEF prolecti. oUung
people, a top i.N. ent\o *aid
on Friday .
"What ha-i happened in-
women is uch a gro,-. and pal-
pable violaii,.n ,:1 human right
that the funding niust be found,
said Stephen Le\, is. Sccretair'.
General Krti .Annan' speciall
envoy for AIDS in Artnia. "\e
must right the \ rong
Lewis. iut back tromn a inp
to Lesotho and S\az.iland in
southern A Irca. said 5h per cent

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Thal .ii l ,l l h.lghc 1 plej-
lrkncc I ha e *, .er lino:lunteied in
rh, la i li .e 'a. Ie mind
IracLure, al I he ith'u'2hli f iI
he [old a nrie'. ,.-nlcrncn:
In Les.oiliii. troughlit 31) pe
cent ofi crl.i 15 trr I ,ea' -'of
age ."erne inlecied. he added
Thi' s i. oh Iousl\ a dia.ier lIr
the courier\. but it recorinlirni
',el again the \..ildli dispropor-
rionate \L lnerabillIti o %nmien
and girl. '
ri- estiniaed per cent
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hard I .i tihe p.nnrude-niL hei
said. al .u.inl tri he luall,.n
,'...uld be drif erLni had .i ',cll-
tunded and po,.,.eiltu a.enc',
represcniinc- \' imnienr itii'res'.t
been ii place
N.I ..'nl, r would tile
.,omnien .'I L e,.ilthi... and
S%, aziland nor. be far beer oti.
but %ke could at this point
amount an unbridled canimpagn i o,
demand that gender equali, be
lege.liied and enforced in ihe>c
W'. r. countries ." he ...i.

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Across all of suh-Saharan
Africa. home to more than 60
per cent of' the world's in-
fected individuals. an esli-
maled 4.6 per cent of youngg
olmen age 15 to 24 are in-
feeled \ith HI\. compared to
1.7 per cent of young men.
according to the latest a'ail-
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Psychics to try

contacting Lennon

in TV seance
BI Sue Zeidler

LOS ANGELES IReuters) Imagine John Lennon spinning
in his grate.
The ex-Beathe. who was murdered oer 25 ,ears ago, is the
latest subject of a pa'-per-%iew seance arranged by the pro-
ducers of a 2003 attempt to contact the dead Princess Diana
That show made money but was slammed by crimes as hitting
a new low in tele ision tastelessness.
"People sa[ this is disgusting and I accept that cnticism.
but we're making a senous attempt to do something that manN,
many millions of people around the world think is po..sible."
.aid Paul Sharran, ho heads Starcat Productions. which made
'The Spirit of Diana'. That show drew over half a million U S.
viewers willing to pa\ $14.95 it watch it.
The Lennon show will air on April 24 on a pa -per-view
channel and cLt 59 95
Sharran hunself is a "non-belie\er," and admits to not be-
mg totally convinced otherwise after psychics attempted to con-
tact the dead pnnces in the 2003 programme Ne\ertheless. it
made for some great tele\ vision. he said
"I ha e to sav that I'm a skeptic I went into it tery skep-
tically and I didn't come out a total believer, but it w as eirod
for a lot of people ,as a tribute to Diana." hle sid.
Sharran saud he chose Lennir n because the tonner Beatle,
like Diana U 1 an icon and ,as, also a deeply 'pirirual person
Lenn,,o .. N- \er\ intere.ied in the -ptrituali in.-rld It' a Inatu-
ral ifllov.-up t o the Diana. s.canlre he ,aid
'The Spinit If lihn Linno.ri i 1- iri JI dic iilhoui ihc

[,-I r rloko hin... Lenn, .n -n sId.u' hiad ni ir nniediaric r..nmI;ln1"i[
SharnT.i ',aid '\\ alL, r. r nlnt lr ii ,.i,... -ind c ntiaciin, i'nerids
ihihs eel. hin ee if an"i pX.irple ass-,. laicd r. ih Lennr:ni %. would
i:d,e part.
The progrannim e : ill .ih C. ps,. hi.,s ira\ellirng iL sies o
'igrniicance ir the fi'rmer Bearle. including Nes 'York's Dakoi.
apartment hou-c. \r hc-re he lihd and %a,. faitill', .hut b, a dc-
ianged lah. Mark Da', id Ch.ipntaii. just u\er 25 years igo
Ps'tchici \v. ill al,,i \ i'ii the Capit.l Re cords Buildin_ inLo%
Anjeles v. here the Beatles recorded. and .a ln,, n n India where
Lenno'n pursued a -piritual ietreal
Sharra i said the Indian sequence will feature a spirit reader
at an jshram who believe- he can contact Lennon to rereiCse
musical notes and lyrics front the other ,ide
An\ notations will be tlo\k n to Los Angeles, where a com-
poser will arrange the note,. add ,ocals and backgrounds to pro-
duce a new song
The special will culminate as psychics. colleagues and
confidantes sit at a seance table for 30 minutes surrounded
b. infra-red cameras that can capture an. "presence" or
spirit that enters the room.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE Ma'r Li 9, 2bb6 5

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By Greg Morsbach
launching a big diplomatic
offensive to build closer ties
with the African continent.
The government wants to
open more diplomatic missions
in Africa and invest in oil
operations there.
Venezuela is reaching out to
Africa, say's Foreign Minister
for African Affairs Reinaldo
During a meeting with
African diplomats in Brazil, Mr.
Bolivar said Venezuela would
this year be offering technical
and legal know-how in the oil
He said his country's state-
owned oil company PDVSA
was studying the possibility of
entering oil exploration
partnerships with a string of
African governments.

Last year, Venezuela started
imposing joint venture
agreements and higher taxes on
multi-national oil giants
operating in its oil fields.
Venezuelan diplomats may


advise African energy ministers
to go down that road.
The South American
country is currently pushing for
a more visible presence in
It wants to open
diplomatic missions in 12
African nations, including the
oil-rich Sao Tome and Principe,
Democratic Republic of Congo
and Central African Republic.
The Venezuelan foreign
ministry has also announced
plans to set up health and
education projects in Africa
together with Cuba.
Venezuela would like to see
strong African support for its
bid to gain a seat on the UN
Security Council in New York.
Officials here in Caracas
say that so far they are
confident of receiving
backing from Ghana and

Venezuela pushes

ties with Africa

two radar systems."
Both countries said they
will use a scheduled meeting on
frontier issues to address the
radar problem in order to avoid
any more airspace disputes.
Colombia often runs
military operations against the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia, or FARC, in the
southwestern part of the
country near Ecuador.
Colombian President

Alvaro Uribe apologised to
Ecuador in February after
Colombian aircraft fired missiles
into Ecuadorean territory in a
January operation against rebels.
Ecuadoreans fear that
more violence from
Colombia's four-decade-old
guerrilla war could spill into
their country. Colombian
officials say rebels hide in
Ecuador and launch attacks
from there on Colombia.

BOGOTA, Colombia, (Reuters)
- Colombia and Ecuador will
meet next month to standardise
their radar systems in response
to complaints that Colombia is
violating its neighbour's
airspace, Colombia's foreign
minister said.
"We will in April move
forward with synchronising the
radar systems of the two
countries," Carolina Barco told
reporters late on Friday after
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Colombian military planes flew
into Ecuador in early March
looking for leftist rebels.
It was the latest in a string of
border incidents that has raised
tensions between the two Andean
"According to Colombian
radar, the air force did not enter
Ecuadorean airspace," Barco said.
"It is necessary to standardise the



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THE LATEST claims of gross violations of basic

human rights of Haitians in the Dominican
Republic requires some focused attention by the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) while it prepares to
join nations of the hemisphere and beyond to participate
in next month's ceremonial inauguration of President-
elect Rene Preval.
For far too long have claims been made
against successive administrations in the Dominican
Republic about systematic exploitation of Haitians -
driven by poverty and political instability at home who
cross the border that separates the two neighboring
states, in search of work and, hopefully, a better life.
Instead, it has proven a bitter experience for more

than just a few Haitians who have been reduced to
'slave labour' on sugar plantations and in commercial
sectors, while children born to them in the DR are
often denied schooling. Worse, denied registration of
their birth as nationals and, consequently trapped with
a stateless status.
Governments in the DR, a country with observer
status in CARICOM and a member of the CARIFORUM
group of countries to the European Union, consistently
deny claims by administrations and human rights
bodies in Haiti about degrading, dehumanising'
conditions encountered by Haitians. Particularly, 'the
undocumented' migrants, though those with legal
status also often fall victims to human rights abuses
involving the police and military.
Following the death, almost two weeks
ago, of a mayor of the DR in the village of Las Matas
de Farfan, believed to have been murdered, outraged
Dominicans quickly resorted to "lynch mob" tactics
against Haitian immigrants, according to reports from
human rights advocates, among them the National
Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR).
While troops of the DR took control of the town,
and in the absence of any police report on the alleged
killer or killers of the mayor, Haitian migrants were
openly attacked by the mob. Two of them were doused
with gasoline and set ablaze. They were rescued with
severe burns and taken to hospital where one died.
For years human rights bodies like the
NCHR and Haitian Ecumenical Centre for Human Rights
(CEDH), have been documenting gross human rights
crimes committed against Haitians in the DR and

pleading for justice. Their claims have often been
supported by their Dominican counterparts involved in
human rights campaigns.
Now that both President Leonel Fernandez
of the DR and Haiti's President-elect Preval have
openly committed themselves to reviewing bilateral
relations between the two countries, it is to be hoped
that CARICOM would show an active interest in using
its "good offices" to enable such a dialogue,
consistent with its own 'Charter of Civil Society'
for members of the Community, of which Haiti is one.
CARICOM cannot continue to talk in general
terms of about human rights violations and
commitment to democratic governance and fail to take
cognisance of the gross abuses being suffered by
Haitians both at home and abroad, in the DR and even
in the USA, where too many continue to suffer
discrimination in seeking refugee status.

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Count down to

Guyana's election

As speculations grow of a snap poll in Jamaica



JAMAICANS, across the
political divide, are
speculating on a possible
snap poll with Portia
Simpson-Miller in the
driving seat of the ruling
People's National Party,
Guyana is moving ahead,
with greater speed, towards
scheduled general election
not later than August 4 this
First, as she has already
signalled, the incoming new
Prime Minister and fourth
President of the PNP plans
on retaining at the soon-to-come
by-election, the
East Westmorland constituency
that the outgoing P J Patterson
has so firmly held for the party.
Unlike what occurred last
Monday in St. Lucia, where the
governing Labour Party of
Prime Minister Kenny
Anthony, surprisingly lost the
small Central Castries
constituency by 249
votes, with the lowest ever
voter turn out 34 per cent -
no one seriously expects the
PNP to lose East
Westmoreland to the Jamaica
Labour Party.
The question is whether, as
happened back in 1992 (year of
emergence of Patterson as
Prime Minister), and again in
1997, both the PNP and
Guyana's ruling People's
Progressive Party/Civic would
once more be returned to power:
The PNP for an unprecedented
fifth consecutive term, and the
PPP/C for an unprecedented
fourth consecutive term, based

on free and fair elections.
At this stage, both Portia,
who will be leading the PNP into
its first by-election and later
national election, and Guyana's
President Bharrat Jagdeo, who
will head the PPP's team of

candidates for the second time,
are showing a lot of
confidence for electoral victory.
The focus of today's column
is on the coming Guyana
election. Today happens to be
the precise date on which the
country's last national poll for
its 65-member parliament took
place. Coincidentally, it is also
the scheduled closing date for ID
registration of eligible voters.
Nationals of Jamaica are
involved at two levels in
Guyana's 2006 election in
media monitoring of responsible
coverage of the election and in
election preparedness
*First: Jamaica's Director of
Elections, Danville Walker
entered into an agreement with
the Guyana Elections
Commission (GECOM) on
behalf of the Electoral Office of

Jamaica (EOJ) for electronic
cross-referencing of fingerprints
of eligible voters, a process in
which Jamaica has acquired
recognized expertise within


The contract
was the latest in a
series of initiatives
by GECOM to
further I
commitment to
implementation of 1
arrangements to
guarantee free and
fair elections a
of successive PPP
administrations since coming to
power in October 1992, when
28 years of unbroken and
controversial legitimate
governance by the People's
National Congress (PNC) finally
Originally discussed last
November, the EOJ's contract
with GECOM involves an
undertaking, over a likely three-
month period, to verify by
electronic cross-referencing the
entire electoral register
comprising approximately
450,000 based on the official
list of voters for the 2001
general election, plus some
60,000 others resulting from
objections submitted.
GECOM, on which both
the governing PPP/C and the
major opposition PNC, with an
acquired "reform" wing-
hence PNC/R have equal

representation of three each,
headed by an independent
chairman, has been facing
intense criticisms from the
latter over its readiness for the
But the Commission insists
that. contrary to claims/
allegations by opposition
parties, all relevant
arrangements would be met, in

accordance with the regulations
and commitment to a free and
fair election.
By last week, opposition
sources were hinting of possible
boycott of the election if no
agreement is reached, at the level
of GECOM, on verification of
the full electoral roll to be used
at the coming election.
The incumbent PPP/C and
the PNCR continue to be
engaged in a war of words
over arrangements for the
election. The PNCR has
been making some dark threats
- even going as far just over a
week ago in making a ridiculous
call for the government's
For its part, the PPPC is
contending that the PNCR's
own known unpreparedness for
the election combined with its
lack of credibility were

contributing to its "hysteria" and
"fear propaganda"..
The PNCR had transformed
elections rigging into a fine art
during 24 of its 28 years in
p o w e r ,
while CARICOM maintained
an astonishing silence, until its
compelling intervention in 1997.
Along with the PNCR, three
minority parties are also
currently represented
in parliament.

BACK IN 2001

At the March 19, 2001
election, for which there was
a very impressive 88 per cent
response by voters, the PPPC
was returned to power by
capturing 35 of the 65 seats with
53 per cent of the popular valid
votes; PNCR 27 seats with 42

per cent. The remaining three
seats were allocated, on the basis
of the proportional
representation (PR)
electoral system to three
minority parties.
As it is with its unique
electoral system of PR among
CARICOM member states,
Guyana's elections are also
different in other ways. Such
as absence of a requirement
for any deposit by contesting
parties for their respective lists
of candidates:
For the 2001 general
election, the field of contesting
parties totalled approximately 30
- among them those viewed as
"jokers in the pack". But for the
Elections Commission, such
"jokers" can prove quite an
unnecessary burden to comply in
time with piles of printed
materials including candidates'

lists and symbols of parties.
Unlike any other
CARICOM state, Guyana's
restoration of electoral
democracy in 1992 was to be
further refined to include not
only for independent
monitoring by national,
regional and international
observer missions, but also, by
2001, for an Independent
Media Monitoring and
Refereeing Panel.
It was introduced against
the backdrop of some of the
most scandalous, irresponsible
media coverage, especially by


the unregulated multiplicity of
television "stations" whose
programmes had contributed to
the fanning of racism and
related political violence.
For that election, five years
ago this Sunday, two respected
journalists the Jamaican Dwight
Whylie (since deceased), and the
Barbadian Harry Mayers,
comprised the two-member
monitoring and refereeing panel
under the auspices of GECOM,
and funded as part of international
donors assistance for electoral
Now GECOM has
concluded an arrangement
for two other very respected
journalists of the Caribbean
- Trinidad and Tobago's
Lennox Grant, and
Jamaica's Wyvolyn Gager -
to work with its Media
Monitoring Unit in
assessing the assess the
fairness quality and general
responsible coverage by the
local media of election

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Are these

guys for real?

By Sharief Khan

IF IT wasn't so serious, I
would have been rolling
around the streets of
Georgetown in an orgy of
laughter and I am sure I
would have had a band of
equally delighted citizens
joining me in' such a
wondrous post-Mashramani
and post-Phagwah bacchanal.
Laughter, they say, is the
best medicine, but rolling around
in laughter on the streets of
Georgetown (given the condition
of most of these roadways) may
be a prescription for contracting
some kind of deadly disease or
risk getting serious injuries.
Go rolling around
Georgetown n laughter and you
are most to end up in a
dirty, stinking drain or canal full
of garbage. Or, if you are lucky,
you could end up floating on
plastic bottles and other
containers and Styrofoam boxes
so many people just love to
dump into the drainage canals
and all over the place.,
(Wouldn't it be just
absolutely delightful, though, if
the rest of us citizens could
somehow see some of our so-
called 'finest' floundering in this

kind of filth sometimes? Just
desserts some would readily
The laughter such a sight
would evoke would be enough
to ease the almost daily heavy
doses of distress most citizens
have to endure for quite a while.
That kind of laughter would be
the best medicine.
Talk about stress relief!
But the condition of this
capital city' of ours cannot
seriously be regarded as a matter
for laughter not by any
stretch of the imagination.
There's too much to be done to
get it back the way it once was
and accomplishing that task is
no laughing matter.
The sheer enormity of the
task long at hand is enough to
preclude excursions into comedy
but this stark reality seems to
escape some in City Hall.
Look at the latest charade
City Hall is staging in the letters
pages of the daily newspapers.
(Local comedy show producers,
be warned! I have already
contracted a Hollywood
producer about movie rights and
I have copyright to this
material. My lawyers are
standing by to deal with anyone
trying to put together a comedy

based on this stuff.)
First, there came a letter
from citizen 'Nicholas
Nobreiga', who professed that
he was not too happy about the
goings-on in City Hall. Not
only that he proceeded to
point some fingers in some
Then came a response -
from the duly appointed Public
Relations Officer Mr Royston
King, who duly attempted to
put citizen Nobreiga in his
End of matter, other
citizens would have thought.
But no.
Wonder of wonders out
came Chief Citizen Hamilton
Green, red in rage and riding
to the defence of citizen
Nobreiga. And strangest
wonder of wonders the
Chief Citizen announced
that City Hall's PRO King
was out of place to have
issued the letter to the
newspaper attempting to cast
aspersions on the goodly
citizen Nobreiga, who had
attempted to defile the good
name of City Hall.
Was this for real? The
Mayor publicly complaining
about a press release the City

Council's PRO had issued in the
name of the council?
It was real. I saw the letter
signed by His Worship the
Mayor himself. Here's a bit of
what the Chief Citizen had to
say: "It is now apparent that
the administration at City Hall
has taken yet another turn
away from protocol, custom
and a spirit of cooperation with
the Mayor and Council.
These are outside the confines
of our outdated and moribund
legal provisions.
The recent examples are to
summon press conferences,
issue press releases and letters
for publication directly related
to City Hall with neither
informing, consulting nor
advising the Mayor." (Sic)
"In such circumstances the
public and ratepayers may get
a rather one-sided and inaccurate
view of the current state of
affairs of the City
Municipality", Chief Citizen
Green informed the citizenry.
"...the official style of Mayor
and City Council. The public
perception is that the two are,
in essence, indivisible", he
He proceeded to refer to
PRO King as "one Mr Royston

King who signs as Pubic
Relations Officer of the Mayor
and City Council".
Mr Green stated: "It is
therefore inappropriate for NMr
King, who himself seem. to
enjoy a sinecure, to indulge in
long polemics to defend the
And His Worship
proceeded to inform his
subjects more about the subject
that had provoked :is ire. And
he declared, "...T refuse, with
my years of service,
commitment, and experience, to
be treated as a cipher by those
who, using outdated legislation,
wish to 'micrify' the office of
Mayor. Further I say not."
And then came a response
to the Chief Citizen from Town
Clerk, Mr Beulah Williams in
which she proclaimed that Mr
King has been the PRO of the
City Council for more than 10
"Therefore, he has an
official obligation to speak and/
or write on behalf of the council.
He does this with the assent of
administration. Again, Mr King
does not have to show his
releases to any committee. The
council and its committees are
responsible for policies", Ms

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Williams informed the citizenry.
"Ihe situation becomestrickier
when one considers that a key
word for the mediaiis deadline.
We have a social responsibility
to the public to; provide
questions of information and/or
clarification in an adequate and
timely manner. We are not
willing to compromise our
commitment .to'this public
expectation", she advised.
My mouth even now
remains open in awe at the
absolute incomprehension of the
depths that the affairs at City
Hall have plumbed.
I have been too shocked
to laugh and am left to
ponder how much further
into the mire can we sink in
this once fair capital city of
this land.
Sad, sad, sad.

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I never met Adolf Hitler before he became famous. (I never
met him afterwards, either, due to the accidents of nationality
and birth-date.) But I did meet the 'Butcher of the Balkans'
before he became famous and I promptly forgot him again.
Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian leader who was found
dead in his prison cell in The Hague last Saturday at the age of 64,
was famous because the wars he unleashed in former Yugoslavia
killed at least a quarter-million people. He was nowhere compared
to Hitler, who was responsible for more than 25 million deaths,
but you'd think that he would at least leave a lasting impression. He
I first interviewed Milosevic during some forgotten conference
in Belgrade in 1982, having been refused interviews with all the
more important politicians I had requested. All I really remember
is his impressive hairstyle and the fact that he was a total
apparatchik. He didn't come across as a rabid Serbian nationalist,
or indeed as a man who truly believed in anything at all; just an-
other run-of-the-mill sociopath.
I didn't write the interview up. I didn't even save the tape.
So imagine my surprise when this bland nonentity resurfaced
at the end of the 80s as the charismatic ultra-nationalist leader who
was going to carve a Greater Serbia out of Yugoslavia even if it
required "cleansing" this fantasy homeland of its many non-Serb
inhabitants. But then, if I had met the young Hitler in Vienna be-
fore the First World War, I probably would not have spotted him
as a future war criminal either. Sulky would-be artists can be try-
ing, but most of them don't turn into mass murderers.
Many potential monsters are born for every one who actually
grows up to become a mass murderer: they are creatures of circum-
stance. And this has some bearing on the controversy that now en-
gulfs the international court that was trying Milosevic on sixty-six
charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in con-
nection with the wars he sponsored in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo.

I don't mean the 'controversy' about how he died. Chief United
Nations prosecutor Carla del Ponte got it exactly right when
she told reporters: "You have the choice between normal, natural
death and suicide."
Milosevic had long suffered from heart problems and high blood
pressure, so a heart attack makes sense. He had been in prison for
five years already and faced the certainty of spending the rest of
his life behind bars, so suicide would also have made sense. What
does not make sense is the allegation that he was poisoned by the
international court's henchmen
because otherwise it would soon
have had to admit that the
charges were false and release
"My husband has been
killed by the Hague tribunal," hi
Mirjana Markovic, told ." j'
Belgrade's Vecernje Novosti .
newspaper. "They did it be-
cause they were in r
trouble. Only thirty-seven
hours remained, and they did
not have anything to convict
him." But those "thirty-seven
hours" only mean that
Milosevic had already used up
most of the 360 hours allotted to him to present his defence.
That doesn't seem an unreasonably brief amount of time.
The court had no motive to want him dead, for it had already
heard enough evidence from his own former colleagues to ensure a
conviction. The real controversy is about the inordinate length of
the trial. Five years was a very long time and in the end, Milosevic

died before he could be convicted.
The mills of international justice grind exceedingly slowly,
because the trials of senior political figures for crimes like
genocide involve huge numbers of charges and mountains of
evidence. In Milosevic's case, the delays were compounded be-
cause the court let him conduct his own defence. But what
was the alternative? Force him to accept court-appointed law-
yers, pick a few of the simplest charges, and push the case
through in six months?
That would have had no more credibility than the court that is
now trying Saddam Hussein in Iraq. The obscure charge on which
Saddam is being tried was chosen not for efficiency's sake, but
because to try him for any of his really big crimes, like the wars of
aggression against Iran and Kuwait and the massacres that
accompanied them, would have implicated the United States in one
way or another. The point of that trial is to kill Saddam without
delving into his complex relationship with Washington over the
The goal of genuine international courts like the one in The
Hague is not to save us from mythical monsters by stringing them
up. By the time they reach court, they are no longer dangerous. It
is to expose in slow and painful detail hiC amoral political oppor-
tunism can lead quite ordinary people like Slobodan Milosevic to
commit appalling crimes in the name of the state.
In Milosevic's case, ninety-five percent of that job had been
completed before he died. A conviction would have been nice, but
it would not have changed the minds of his diehard supporters,
and the rest of us already knew he was guilty of monstrous crimes.
The point of the trial was to document and record the detailed evi-
dence for those crimes, and it had already succeeded.

Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist
whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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et a slice of

the Chinese

tourism cake

'...countries, such as Guyana with its vast
interior and wild life, have an equal chance
to share in the Chinese cake'

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

TOURISM representatives
from almost 40 countries
around the world, including a
few Caribbean countries, will
be in Beijing, the capital of
the People's Republic oi
China, from 3-5 April.
They will be attending the
Beijing International Travel and

Tourism Market to seek a slice
of what is predicted to become
the fourth most important
outbound travel market.
The accounting firm of
Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC)
in a recent report says the
Chinese economy will double in
size between last year and 2050,
outstripping all developed
PwC is basing its analysis
-, forecasts for economic
r, uwth on the basis of
purchasing power parity (PPP)
- a figure which defines the size
of an economy by adjusting for

local costs.
On this basis, PwC says
that while China's economy is
currently 18 per cent the size of
the U.S.'s in dollar terms, it is 76
per cent as big on a PPP basis.
By 2020, China will have a
middle class of 200 million versus
186 million in the U.S.
Several Caribbean countries
have a head start over other
countries. Antigua and Barbuda,
the Bahamas, Barbados,
Dominica, Jamaica, and St Lucia
have already been given
"approved travel destination"
status by the Chinese
But, they are competing with
over 100 other countries that have
signed Approved Destination
Status (ADS) with China, 76 of
which can already receive tourist

Ministry of Housing and Water

Central Housing & Planning Authority

Processing and Distribution of Titles

Allottees of Culvert City New Housing Scheme and occupants
of house lots at Old Lethem, Old Culvert City and Physical
Development Phase 1 are hereby notified that officers from the
Central Planning Authority will be in Lethem on the 24 25 of
March, 2006 to conduct the following activities:

Activities Date Time Location

Processing of Titles

Distribute of Titles for
Culvert City New Housing Regional
Scheme, Old Culvert March 24 & 08:00am 3:00pm Housing Officer,
City, Old Lethem & 25, 2006 Region 9
Physical Development
Phase 1

Conduct Inventory of
Physical Development
Phase 11

All allottees who have NOT commenced the processing of their
Transports / Titles are advised that the processing fee for transports /
Titles have been reduced to $8000, and the Ministry will accept
50% or $4000 to begin the process, after which you will be given three
(3) months to pay the remaining $4000.

You should remember the following:

1. Please bring your Letter of Allocation, Agreement of Sale,
Receipts of Payments and Leases or any other document of
ownership ofthe land.

2. If tne anlocation is in the names of two (2) persons, BOTH are
required to attend with National Identification Cards or

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

March 2006


By Ron Kraybill

THE murder of Tom Fox,
Christian Peacemaker
Team member in Iraq,
reminds all who risk their
lives for peace of our
I lived in that vulnerability
in South Africa from 1989 to
1995, along with other
peacebuilders in the tense
years of political negotiations
there. I remember in particular
one long evening in 1993-when
I stood in a blue National Peace
Accord monitor's vest
between hundreds of Mandela
supporters at an ANC rally
and a line of 75 angry white
reactionaries from the AWB,
the Afrikaaner Defense
The AWB meant business.
They had declared for days that
they would disrupt the rally
and they showed up in long
Army coats lumpy over their
weapons. By prior planning,
the police had withdrawn
several blocks so as not to
provoke either side. That left
us, a dozen unarmed peace
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groups. Among the
destinations investing heavily
in the Chinese marketplace are
Australia, Thailand, Korea,
Japan, Singapore, France, Italy,
Germany and Switzerland.
Last year, when the
Beijing Market was held for
the first time, 120 exhibitors
from 31 countries attended.
European tour operators and
hotel groups flocked to the
Chinese capital to try to
establish partnerships with
Chinese outbound tour
Tourism markets in
Europe and North America are
usually like a cattle show with
little serious business being
done in relation to the money
spent by exhibitors. Tens of
thousands of people pass
through simply to pick up
costly brochures.
But, some 80% of the
European tour operators and
hoteliers who attended the
Beijing Market in 2005
reported that the quality of the
visitors "met or surpassed
their expectations".
The Europeans have
booked even more space at
this year's Beijing Market and
new countries such as Poland
have entered the race to attract
the Chinese tourist. Britain,
France and Germany are
already forceful players.
Canada too is becoming
aggressive in the Chinese
Ottawa Tourism has
launched an official Chinese
website that is tailored to the
travelling needs of Chinese
The site contains
information on Ottawa's major
seasonal attractions to coincide
with the Chinese tourists'
travel pattern of three "golden
weeks" in February, May and
The CEO of Ottawa
Tourism declares: "As China's
economy continues to grow, its
outbound tourism will also
continue to increase. China is
now one of the most
important markets in Asia for
Canada, just behind Japan and

monitors, to work the space
between two hostile groups for
the longest three hours of our
Itching for a fight, every few
minutes a handful of AWB
members would sally forth
towards the ANC group. We
would move into their path and,
ignoring their profanities, urge
them to return.
At one point, I glanced up
to see a group of 10 AWB
members the size of American
football players running directly
towards us in a flying V
formation. They tossed us aside
like leaves, and pressed into the
hall overflowing with ANC
With an angry crowd milling
at the door, we blue vests stood
impotent, expecting to hear
gunfire at any moment. But a
few seconds later, the doors
flew open again. The ANC
crowd parted like the Red Sea
as the AWB ran back out, still
in their flying V, and rejoined
their colleagues across the
Soon after, a young ANC
marshal ran up in a panic.

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"Come! There's a man with'
gun and he just cocked it!"
was relieved that by the time
arrived, the gunman ha
disappeared in the crowd.
When the rally buses finally
packed up and left with not on
person injured, I said prayers c
gratitude and returned to m
home in Cape Town. I felt thi
we had all been shielded b
invisible hands.
Last week, Tom Fox cam
home, in a coffin. Where was hi
shield? His death raises hauntin
questions for all who risk their
lives for peace.
In my 1993 journal, th
night before the rally, I wroti
"Anything could happen. Ca
I, in good conscience, enter
situation which quite possible
could erupt into lethi
confrontation when I have
wife and small children E
"It is tempting to say
must be reasonable here an
leave such risks to others wit
lesser responsibilities. But ...
I am teaching peace and callit
others to a vocation of
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According to the Canadian
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Canada in 2005. The
commission estimates that when
approved destination status
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On the eath o

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Cuba has started the b
rolling with the announceme
that it will open a representative:
office in Beijing to provi
better services to Chine
Caribbean hotels and tour
offices also require a strong a
vibrant presence in Beijing.
would be both cost effective ai
beneficial if the Caribbe;
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But, beyond promotion tt
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tourists in the United Kingdol
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the Caribbean.
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scenery than they are in simp
sitting on beaches. In th
connection countries, such
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The Beijing Tourisi
Market from 3-5 April present
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hotels, airports and ground tot
operators to set up deals wit
Chinese tour groups and trav<
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commitment for sufficier
numbers, they will be able t
interest the airlines in bringil
the Chinese tourists froi
Europe, North America an
Brazil into the region.
The Caribbean should b
at the Beijing Market in fi
(Responses to

For example, with
Heathrow, London's biggest
airport, providing only limited
capacity to Chinese carriers, the
managing director of Stansted
Airport outside of London, has
been talking to the Chinese
about providing facilities.
Presently, two Chinese
airlines operate services to
Heathrow Air China and China
Eastern and Stansted is keen
to fill the void by promoting
itself to the Chinese as a hub for
access to a large number of
European destinations.
In January this year, China
opened its first air route to
South America, from Beijing to
Sao Paulo.
So, much work will have to
be done if the Caribbean is to
compete effectively with other
countries and regions that are
actively pursuing the Chinese

SWoNDg- uRQNICr.iph 19, 6 Y

International Trade Negotiations

and their Repercussions in the

Greater Caribbean The Greate

By Manuel Madriz

negotiations have enjoyed
swift advancements in recent
years, which is quite positive
for trade development at the
international level.
For their part, Regional
Trade Agreements have
proliferated over the last two
decades[l] and are in turn
recognized by the World Trade
Organisation, in accordance
with the provisions of article
XXIV of the GATT[2] and
article V of the GATS[3].
Article XXIV authorises
Customs Unions and Free
Trade Zones as an exception to
the principle of non-
discrimination. Regional Trade
Agreements and Free Trade
Zones are focused on removing
obstacles to trade.
In the particular case of the
Greater Caribbean, ACS
Members have participated in
that intense process of
negotiating trade issues.
Involved in that process are
individual members and sub-
regional integration groups,
which we briefly outline as
CARICOM has entered
into bilateral Free Trade
Agreements with the Dominican
Republic and Costa Rica and is
currently involved in trade
negotiations with Canada and
the European Union, in addition
to which there is talk of
commencing negotiations with
The Andean Community
and MERCOSUR have already
concluded negotiations on a
Free Trade Treaty.
Mexico has a Free Trade
Agreement in force with the

United States and Canada.
Cuba has a Free Trade
Agreement with CARICOM,
Venezuela and Russia.
Central America and the
Dominican Republic have
concluded a Free Trade Treaty
with the United States.
At a recent meeting held
on March 9 of this year, in the
Declaration of the Summit of
Heads of State and
Government of the Member
Countries of SICA, Central
America: a) reaffirms
interest in completing efforts
for the entry into force of the
Free Trade Treaty between
Panama and the remaining
countries of Central
America; b) expresses
willingness to announce,
during the 2006 Vienna
Summit, the launching of
negotiations for a
partnership agreement
between Central America
and the European Union,
which includes a Free Trade
Treaty; c) announces that it
is exploring the possibility of
establishing a Free Trade
Treaty with the CARICOM
Within this intense climate
of international trade
negotiations, as far as the
Greater Caribbean region is
concerned, regional integration
encounters moments of singular
definitions due to the
coexistence of bilateral trade
agreements with partners both
within and outside the region,
which raises the need for greater
coherence among the different
levels of multilateral,
hemispheric, regional, sub-
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different levels, puts greater
pressure on integration schemes
and can sometimes distract the
efforts needed to update and
render more efficient the very
integration schemes that must
be revised and readjusted to suit
the new international reality
being shaped in the field of
trade, in light of the various
international trade agreements
that exist.
In the multilateral arena, it
includes overall assessments on
the different trade issues that
are of general interest to the
Greater Caribbean Region, so as
to determine, by virtue of the
experience accumulated, the
opportunity to address those
issues in a regional fashion.
In the context of the
provisions of the Convention
Establishing the ACS, the ACS
is an organisation for
consultation, cooperation and
concerted action, whose
purpose among others is "to
promote an enhanced economic

space for trade and investment
..." (Art. 1II Ic of the Convention
Establishing the ACS), thus
serving as an instrument that is
available to members to examine
these interrelations, if they
deem it appropriate.
The Greater Caribbean
Region is made up of a set of
small economies and
vulnerable economies, and
this is a reality that could
foster the presentation of
joint proposals, in the
multilateral sphere, with
respect to issues that interest
the region as a whole or a
considerable part of the zone,
such as the matter of Small
Economies and Special and
Differential Treatment;
Development Funds; and
Export Promotion.

[1] Between 1958 and 1979
the number of Regional Trade
Agreements on Products that
were notified was 16. Between
1980 and 2005 the number of
Regional Trade Agreements on

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Products that were notified
increased to 125. At present,
the total number of Preferential
Agreements for Products and
Services that have been notified
is 170 (see Jo-Ann Crawford
and Roberto V. Florentino
[2] English acronym for
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The tone of letters and
statements by PNCR leaders,
particularly Opposition
Leader Robert Corbin and
Hamley Case, in response to
the President of Guyana's
recent comment on the
'missing' guns from the
Guyana Defence Force bond
reveals desperation in the
Opposition camp. A clear
evidence of this is Mr. Case's
letter to the Stabroek News of
March 13 captioned: "President
Jagdeo is invoking the bogey of
ethnic violence to get supporters
in line" and the PNCR
statement of March 09, 2006.
Not only does the letter
contain falsehoods regarding the
President's actual statement at
the Babu John event, the US
State Department's report on
narcotics control, and the fight
against corruption, but confirms

the main Opposition
Party's addiction to the
'ethnic bogey' and its prac-
tice of a backward and
confrontational type of
The President of
Guyana is known for his
forthrightness on national
issues. Unlike those in the
Opposition, President
Jagdeo does not have two
different messages one
for the public and the
other for the bottom
houses. The President's
consistency and openness
with the people of Guyana
A are legendary.
S This is what the
President said: "...But
what is' the alternative if you
don't turn out (to vote)? What
is the alternative if you are not
counted and show up at the
elections? Because they are
counting that fear may keep
people away. Let me tell you
what the alternative is: The same
people who have to steal the
guns now, they would be given
the guns if the government
changes. The people who have
to steal the guns would be given
the guns because they are in
:close bed with some elements in
the Opposition. I have said this
many times. They used to visit
many of the bandits in Buxton."
There is not anything in that
statement to suggest an appeal
to ethnicity. The PNCR
leadership knows this. Then
again the President did not name
the PNCR or supporters of that
Party. Is it a typical case of:

who the cap fits let them wear
The President added in his
presentation at Babu John: "But
they don't have to answer to the
PPP supporters alone, the Op-
position forces, they would
have to answer to the people,
ordinary citizens in Buxton,
Agricola and in other places,
why they allowed their bandit
friends to take over those
people's villages and harm inno-
cent people. They have to an-
swer to all of those..." Again,
how can this be an attempt to
"arouse" Indo-Guyanese "pri-
mal instinct to vote race." If this
claim by the PNCR is not a
vulgar and naked appeal to
ethnicity by the opposition,
then what is? The PNCR lead-
ership may disagree (and that is
their right), but to blatantly mis-
represent His Excellency's
statements and concoct motives
can only be the work of a dis-
eased mind.
Unlike some in the leader-
ship of the main Opposition,
neither President Jagdeo nor the
PPP/C is interested in exploit-
ing people's ethnic differences
for political benefit. The Presi-
dent and his government's na-
tional appeal are uncontestable.
The PNCR's false claims
and attacks on the President
are ruses to deflect from the
reality a section of that
party's leadership support
and linkages to criminals.
Perhaps, the PNCR leader-
ship, if it responds to this let-
ter, should explain the meet-
ings and contacts with also

the criminal network in
Buxton. And those who need
evidence of the PNCR link-
ages can start by reading
WPA's Eusi Kwayana's "The
Morning After." The despera-
tion I referred to earlier might
be fed by the fear of where
the trail of the 'missing'
Army guns may take us.
No one should underesti-
mate the security threats facing
our nation and the need for a
common, unified resolve to
make our communities safer.
Why play political games with
the safety and security of our
people? Also, those engaging in
scare-mongering should think
about its impact on people's
sense of security.
The Guyanese people are
tired of some in the leadership
of Opposition proclivity to
confrontational and race-baiting
politics. The public should take
strong note of a renewed cam-
paign to whip up fear and its
possible nexus to a drive to de-
rail a smooth electoral process.
In fact, the current posturing
infringes on all citizens' right
to have national elections
which are not only free and
fair, but free from fear. The
PNCR leadership should not
try to transplant its devious
motives onto the President of
the Republic.
Talk to ordinary citizen,
all they want is an end to the
scare-mongering they get
from opposition elements and
others who are undermining
an atmosphere security and
freedom to choose.

On the Death of


From page eight

peacemaking. I must be willing to undertake the same
risks as those who respond by force of arms."
I come. to a deep sense uof trut in God, our network of
supporting fanul., Irends and church, and the universe I know
that I am 'safe' regardless of what happens to my body tomor-
row, and I trust also that my family will be sheltered and cared
for een in n m absence It is the \ery \alues which lead me
to enter a dangerous. situajin no w uhich led me to have chil-
dren in the first place and which make me a worthy father To
turn back from the nsk of death \would be to begin turning saa.
from life at it- fullest "
At a different place in life today. I am not sure I would
no\ lake the same nrks I took in 1993. But the calculus of
nsk and calling \rlanes htm person to person and peace workers
on many conlnenit wrestle %ith the ethics of our choices
When does taking risks or peace become futile heroics or de-
nial of our ow n limitatilons'
Here is a relevant fact: The world knows that
something amazing involving Nelson Mandela took place
in South Africa in the 1990s: but what few know is that
hundreds of peaceworkers risked their lives, repeatedly,
to assist thai "miraculous" political transition.
I can count on one hand the tume. n life \as truly in dan-
cer. But I had fInends ho worked d in mortl danger almost daily.
ad'.3ocatin peace in embinered conimuuties or standing between
armed protesters during the long night of dithenng political ne-
gouations. The future of an angry nauon hung for months on
knife's edge There would be no "new South Africa" today were
it not for the man w ho siood unarmed in harm's way to stave
oft -Armegeddon
We ill debate ihe specific choices and risks
peace. worker, tace But one thing te can say for certain:
Peaceful change cannot take place unless we are prepared
[o risk a great deal for it
All of u ican choose to risk as generously of our money\
and nartonal resources in ni'n-lethal strategies for peace like de-
'elopment and diplomacy as we ritk for military ones. And
:some of us must nsk ourselves. in thoughtfully-crafted strate-
gres 10 build undertandine
Light overcomes darkness. But only as we act, gen-
erously. loIingl). creati'el3. courageously. in the face
of fear.

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Defence board now an

official OAS agency
THE Inter-Anicricani Defence Board (IADB) is now officially
an agency of the Organisation of American States (OAS), af-
ter the 34 member states adopted the board's statutes during
the 22n.d special session of the OAS General Assembly.
Lnder t t1tilc Lutes. The boaId's centira role is to provide advice
to the OAS on military and defence matters, the organisation said
in a press release.
The board is also intended to ensure good civilian-military rela-
tions that can help strengthen governance in each country and cre-
ate-an atmosphere of-peace, progress, and respect for human rights
throughout the Americas, the OAS stated.
The statutes state that the IADB "embodies in its structure
and its operations the principles of civilian oversight and the sub-
ordination of military institutions to civilian authority," in keeping
with the.Inter-American Democratic Charter, as well as the prin-
ciple of democratic formation of its authorities, to ensure consis-
tency with the-democratic values of its member states and their
participation on-an equal basis.
--- Abas naddurE'sria rr-Tonic-of-hile; who was unanimously
elected to chair Wednesday's special General Assembly session,
--f6ted'ftat witlthtle debtte- now concluded, greater transparency,
--. confidenceand seurity willbefostered-in the countries-ofthe-hemi
S "With-globalisation a reality, nations cannot address their
--challenges in isolatii-on-," Tm'I-sid--idding-that, mUniel-to-the
contrary, they must unite efforts both domestically and exter-
nally. At the external level, they must use international
organizations to defend their interests and cooperate to ad-
dress many issues that in a globalised world could be viewed
as threats or opportunities; depending on how prepared coun-
tries are to face them.


to import..
From page three
cement has been increasing internationally and this is
affecting local supplies.
"There is a doubling of the demand worldwide for cement and
the cement plants' capacities are fixed and only produce a stipulated
amount. It's a very complex market. It's not just buying it's
sourcing the cement and we have limitations as regard the shipment
of cement," he said.
He said that at any given time only 5,000 tonnes of cement
could be brought on a vessel.
GINA said Nadir also referred to unscrupulous cement
importers and retailers who have been exploiting consumers.
"We have to sympathise with those who have to pay these
black market prices. It's nothing more than black market prices by
unscrupulous reports and retailers. They are making extraordinary
profits," he charged.
He said TCL has now become guilty of joining the bandwagon
and selling cement at black market prices, the agency reported.
"TCL has increased the price for cement from $67 to $118
(a bag), almost an 80 per cent increase in the price for the
commodity. They are getting into the black-marketing of
cement. No way can TCL justify that their cost of production
shot up by 80 to 85 per cent," he argued.

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REPRESENTATIVES of a-challenge which requires the involvement of Nonu -released-on March 1, indicated
several agencies associated cooperation and dedication of Governmental Organisations that "The new Minister of
with government's National all law enforcement and other (NGOs) in crime prevention. Home Affairs has shown greater.
Drug Strategy Master Plan agencies. As we have seen at the Efforts are also ongoing for commitment to fighting drug
met on Friday at the regional level, billions of dollars the establishment of a local trafficking and corruption, and
Ministry of Home Affairs, to have been plugged into the drug Drug -Enforcement Agency the Police Commissioner is
assess the ongoing work fight, and the results have been office, which according to the making strong efforts to reduce

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Narcotics Unit, the Guyana Elements of the NDSMP from the Guyana Police Force to fighting the narco-trade
Defence Force, the Offices of include the establishment of and the Guyana Defence Force and will not spare any effort
thfe Attorney Generail, aind a Nafibnal Coimmissiiona "-o Caftedi igsilieT --orifne -aTilDig- -in ieallig with this or any
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Government Information encouragement of greater Control Strategy Report, matter."
Agency (GINA) said yesterday.
"This particular plan aims
to address critical interventions
necessary to curtail crime and
the drue trade, with meaningful

and-ongoing consultations with
national and regional bodies,"
Minister Teixeira indicated.
GINA said the Minister
identified alcohol as the
primary source of substance
abuse, followed by marijuana
and cocaine. Work has been
ongoing over the past six
months, with various
organizations, to confront and
reduce substance abuse.
Several steps are also
underway to address prison
The continued efforts of
law enforcement agencies and
non-governmental organizations
working together will play a
pivotal role in the successful
implementation of the National
Drug Strategy Master Plan
(NDSMP) that was launched
on June 21, 2005.
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have been placed, are asked to check with the Regional Executive Officer.

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Regional Executive Officer
Region No.5 Government ads can be viewed at



12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE ~atdh 19,'2006

GOVERNMENT is to expedite
the process of land
demarcation to facilitate the
many requests for extensions
to Amerindian lands.
"I am prepared to give
Minister Rodrigues some more
money to speed up the
demarcation process and to do
more extensions," President
Bharrat Jagdeo said during his
ongoing Region Nine visit.
According to the
Government Information
Agency (GINA), the President
made the decision after several
requests were made for
extensions to be granted to
communities already
demarcated. Minister of
Amerindian Affairs, Carolyn
Rodrigues, explained that the
process is quite costly.
"So we do it on a first-
come, first-served basis and we
only have $40M in the Budget
this year. Based on the requests

we have had so far for
demarcation and extension, we
would need more resources," she
pointed out.
So far, 49 of the 52
communities in Region Nine have
either been demarcated or have
begun the process. However,
Sand Creek, Toka and Shulinab
are not yet involved in the
exercise. During the visit to Sand
Creek on Friday, village officials
requested demarcation, GINA
"Those who have not
agreed to the demarcation
process, we are not going to force
them because we believe in
democracy. We fought for
people's rights in this country
and we are not going to take it
away. We have had much
difficulty with transferring land
to our Amerindian people and we
have not completed the process.
This is an important one," the
President reiterated.

The President promised
that, "we will work with you
everyday until it is worked out
to everyone's satisfaction."
To date, the land
demarcated for Amerindians
accounts for 13 percentof Guyana's
land, an improvement of seven per
cent when the PPP/C took office.
Upon completion of the
demarcation process, the President
said Government would have
handed over legal ownership of 20
per cent.
The demarcation
process, he pointed out is being
done under the State Land Act,
"so you are granted ownership
of the land and not user rights as
in some other countries."
Amerindians only have to prove
that they have been occupying
the lands they are claiming for
25 years.
"In Canada, which is
used as a model around the

world, the Amerindians there
have to show occupancy to the
land for 200 years. This just
shows how far our legislation
goes to protect the rights of our

According to the new
Amerindian Act, many
Amerindian communities have
suffered greatly because their

More resources likely

for land demarcation

President Jagdeo gets a warm welcome from schoolchildren in Region Nine. (Photo courtesy of


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

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

1. Maria's Pleasure Primary/Nursery School Construction Reg. #3

Tender Documents forthese 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 Friday, March 31,2006.

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 am on Friday, March 31,2006.

March 2, 2006

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday March 10, 2006 Thursday March 16, 2006

Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.20
Bank of Nova Scotia 190.00 196.00 201.00 204.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
NBIC 198.00 198.00 202.00 204.00

Bank Average 194.00 197.50 201.67 203.21

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.00 202.60

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = GS199.75

B. Canadian Dollar

Bank Average 138.33 151.53 158.83 167.17

C. Pound Sterling

Rank AvIerage 316.17 343.00 353.83 364.50

D. Euro

Bank Average 212.50 231.25 245.00 258.75
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thur., Mar. 16, 2006
TTS GS 28.7S
BdosS= GS 91.78 3 months 4.93000% US 7.50%
JS= GS 4.45 6 months 5.05625% Guyana 14.63%
ECS= GS65.61
BelizeS GS 94.03
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

lands are not demarcated,
especially when miners and
loggers encroach. They need to
identify where their boundaries
are so they can protect their
lands, GINA said.
According to the news
agency, for the period 2004 to
2005, government granted
more than 3,500 square miles
of total land area to 10
Amerindian communities.
These include Konashen,
Baramita, Wiruni, Malali,
Muritaro, Great Falls and

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last year with her colleague,
Ms. Annika Droege, who is
pursuing a h.D and has also re-

turned on this trip.
dIn a lively andeh interesting
conversation with the Chronicle
rthe two GRierman academicians
plier Il'ion [ihe loh.,nnec.

Gwho are fluent in English, re
late that their research into thegue,
Ms. Annika Droege, who is

sugar ing a Ph.D and as prompted
by the announcement of the 36 this trip.
In a lively and interesting

cover cent price cut for sugar by
the Europeran Comamissions
who are fluent in English, re-
lated that their research into the
sugar industry was prompted
by the announcement of the 36
per cent price cut for sugar by
the European Commission
They said when announce-
ment of the price cut was made,
they became interested in the
impact it will have on the sugar
producing countries of the Af-
rican, Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP), particularly in the Car-

ibbedir Gutjrn.i X;, choen 1o
...,ndurl ilhe I uiid', becju.l e

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.1ride nion Ix, the *,r>.,urld\Mork i.for
ihe Gr'oIup uni \erc.ur, lu-
deiii [ilo Wire pursuing C:irih
hean u[udie'
Dr. Ratter jid ihen\ ha;\e
hliad Iel,\ and Iruiltul encoun-
ier e' ih torip i.fricials ot ihe
Gj\. in.I Siug.r Corpor.iio
GLi'I.SliC-OI and ihe minjjor
fjde unitn in the sugar indu-
ir), ihe Gu) ana Agrcultural and
General Workers Union
Dr. Ratter explained that a
three-weektrip tp o a chosen
country is an imperative for the
students pursuing the course.
During their stay here, the
university group will also ven-
ture into studies of the eco-tour-
ism sector, the rice, bauxite, and
timber industries. Dr. Ratter ex-
plained adding that each student
is assigned to a different aspect
of the visit.
Among the areas that
would be covered during this
trip are Linden, Blairmont, West
Demerara, Kaieteur Falls,
Iwokrama and historical
Asked about the visit so



far, both Dr. Ratter and Ms.
Droege said they have found it
interesting and enjoyable
"The Guyanese people are
very friendly and helpful," Dr.
Ratter said, adding, "The bus
drivers in Georgetown in par-
ticular, have been extremely
helpful, pointing out interesting
and historic landmarks to them
as they move around the capi-
tal city. "On one occasion we
were even given a free tour of
some sections of Georgetown."
Asked if they would like
to return to Guyana, they re-
plied with an emphatic "yes",
recalling that when they
came here last year, they "ate
labba and drank creek wa-

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The Bank of Guyana is inviting tenders for the under-mentioned vehicle:





The vehicle could be inspected at the Bank of Guyana by contacting the
Head, Security Department during the hours 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on
normal working days.
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All tenders should be enclosed in sealed envelopes marked "TENDER'
FOR PGG 5777". These should be deposited in the Tender Box situated
on the second'floor of the Bank of Guyana Building, Church Street and
Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, not later than 14:00 hrs. on
FRIDAY, MARCH 31,2006.

The Bank of Guyana reserves the right tb acc r,


scarf) outside the Windjammer Hotel.
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One (1) Red Toyota Hilux Motor Vehicle,
Registration No. PGG 8402

One (1) Red Suzuki Vitara Jeep,
Registration No. PFF 7241

Individual sealed bids must be sent no later than
Friday, March 24, 2006 to:

The Officer-in-Charge
Human Resources / Administration Department
Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
47 48 Water Street

And marked 'Bid for Vehicle'

For further information please call 227-8167 or 226-0718.

The above vehicles can be inspected at our Water Street
Branch, Georgetown, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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

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Trifficking a gateway into the sex trade...

By Andrea Downer,
Freelance writer

KINGSTON, (Panos) Re-
ceptionist and mother of
three, Denise, left her job.
She left her children with
her sister and left Jamaica,
hoping for a higher paying
post in the Bahamas. Three
weeks later, she was back
home broke and jobless.
"The experience was ter-
rible," Denise said. "I would
not go back and I would not tell
even my worst enemy to go. I
had sleepless nights. I cried
night and day when I was there
and prayed that I could get back
my money so I could come back
She was one of three Jamai-
can women who upon arrival in
the Bahamas last year had their
passports taken from them

while they waited to be placed
in jobs. The women also had to
pay a fee for this placement.
They were held at a private
home for two weeks. During the
second week, they became rest-
less when still not given any
Near the end of the second
week, when they began to de-
mand that their money be re-
turned, immigration officials
visited the house and held the
three women. Because they had
not overstayed their time they
were sent back to Jamaica.
"When I reached home,
sufferation start teck me. In my
whole life, is the first sufferation
ever teck mi so," says Monica,
who has had a tough time read-
justing since she came back.
"I am just trying to build
back myself. I was very de-
pressed when I came back," she

confessed. "(But) when I saw
the things that some Jamaican
women were forced to do, just
to earn some money, I told my-
self that I wasn't going to do it."
"Some of the girls leave
their husband in Jamaica, rent
rooms and basically ran broth-
els. Bahamian men would be in
and out of their rooms all hours
of night and day," she said.
Janet agrees. She spent a
longer time in the Bahamas, job
hunting after being abandoned
by the person who was sup-
posed to get her a job.
As her stay in the Bahamas
lengthened, Janet said that she
met other Jamaican women,
some of whom had overstayed
in the country by months or
even years.
"Some of them worked at
regular jobs for short periods.
But they were mainly sup-


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ported by their Bahamian boy-
friends," Janet said while ex-
plaining that some of the
women who are tricked into go-
ing to The Bahamas, resort to
working as exotic dancers in
nightclubs while others engaged
in 'soft' prostitution.
The US Department of
State estimates that of the
600,000 800,000 people who
are trafficked across borders ev-
ery year, 70 per cent are forced
into the commercial sex indus-
"Me and one of my friends
got a job in a old people's home
to cook their meals, but the
owner, who was about 50 years
old, kept slapping us on our
bottoms and trying to touch us
intimately," Vanessa confessed
with her head bowed. "When-
ever we resisted his advances,
him threaten to call immigration
on us, so we just put up with
That job did not last longer
than a week, she said. They left
when their employer's advances
became bolder. However, the
dependency on their lovers
grew, and in time their lovers
used the girls' illegal status and
threats of deportation to keep
them in line.
Janet said the boyfriend of
one of her girlfriends Pam -
became jealous when his girl-
friend, who was an exotic dancer
in a nightclub, began dating other
men. He threatened to tell im-
migration about the illegal sta-
tus of the group of Jamaican
women. One night when Pam
was out with her boyfriend, he
did just that. When Janet re-
turned to the house, she discov-
ered that the room they shared
was raided and her three friends
taken to a detention centre and
then sent back to Jamaica. Janet
said she came back to Jamaica
two days after her friends, as
she did not want to stay there
without them.
However, according to the
interviewees, illegal immigrants
are only sent back home after
being detained, if they are
caught before they spend six
months in the country illegally.
If they spend over six months,
and do not have the money to
pay their way back after serv-
ing their sentence, they are
taken repeatedly before the
courts, retried and sent back to
prison. Because of this, they
claim that some women have

spent several years in detention
centres and pnsons. since their
sentences were renewed repeal-
"Some of them stay in
prison for years, because they
have no money to buy their
tickets to come back to Ja-
maica," Janet insisted.
Repeated attempts to contact
the police in Bahamas were unsuc-
cessful However, Jamaica's Hon-
orary Consul to The Bahamas,
Patrick Hanlan, confirmed the
women's stories. He said he is very
concerned that a large number of
Jamaican women are held for very
long periods in detention centres in
The Bahamas, after being arrested
for immigration violations.

"A lot of \%omen come here
from Jamaica and are promised
jobs. hhich they do not get
when they amve. I really think
they should do more thorough
investigations before they pay
over their money to these
people," Mr. Hanlan stated.
Excerpts from the US De-
partment of State's Human
Rights Country Report pub-
lished in 2004, states that deten-
tion and prison facilities in The
Bahamas are usually over-
crowded and prisoners are often
mistreated and even beaten. Ac-
cording to the report, there are
also inefficiencies such as a lack
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At OAS meeting


made to eliminate

human trafficking
AN ORGANISATION of American States (OAS) meeting on
human trafficking held in Venezuela last week concluded Fri-
day with a comprehensive strategy to eliminate the interna-
tional crime. Several recommendations were made to counter
the exploitation and smuggling of human beings including
prevention, prosecution of perpetrators and assistance for vic-
A release from the OAS said yesterday that multilateral coop-
eration on the subject was also suggested at the four-day forum on
Margarita Island. It was the first hemispheric meeting of National
Authorities on Trafficking in Persons.
The recommendations will be considered by the Ministers of
Justice of the Americas at their meeting in the Dominican Republic
on April 24-26.
Human trafficking, OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert
Ramdin said, violates "universal human rights: the right to liberty
and freedom from slavery in all its forms."
According to the release, Ramdin emphasized the need to con-
tinue working together to address the devastating effects of this
crime, cautioning that "the issue demands not only the utmost at-
tention from international community, but also from the national
authorities of our member states and all members of society."
Ramdin pointed out that the dialogue at the meeting "under-
scores the importance for more effective legislation, prevention tools,
assistance models, public policies and cooperation mechanisms
among national and international partners striving to end human traf-
This concept was included in the recommendations for mem-
ber states to consider implementing, at the national level, all legis-
lative measures designed to criminalise activities related to traffick-
ing in persons, in accordance with the obligations set forth in the
United Nations Convention Against Organised Transnational Crime.
Among those participating in the meeting were several
high-level Venezuelan officials including the Deputy Min-
ister of Juridical Security, Rafael Jimenez Dan; the Deputy
Minister of Foreign Relations for North America and Multi-
lateral Affairs, Maria Pilar Hernandez; and Attorney General
Isais Rodriguez as well as representatives of civil society.

General Secretariat of the Organisation ofAmerican States
Department of Press & Communications
17th St. & Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 458-6194 Fax: (202) 458-6421

Sound secondary education, including Mathematics and English
at CXC level or equivalent
Ordinary Technical Diploma from GTI. GITC, Guysuco
or equivalent.

Age: 18-25
Knowledge of plumbing an asset



| Sound secondary education, including Mathematics and English
at CXC le el or equivalent
Technical Diploma from GTI or UG or equivalent. I
Age: 1 8-30
SFxperience in electrical installation would be an asset
\Vnnern applications w ith CV and references to:
Human Resources Officer
Farfan and Mendes Limited i
on or before April 7200645 Urquhart Street, Georgetown B
on or before Apl 2006

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Zeeburg, St. Stanislaus in ERC
debating semi-finals Tuesday

THE Ethnic Relations Commis-
sion (ERC) secondary schools
debating competition continues
on Tuesday, March 21 with
Zeeburg Secondary coming up
against St. Stanislaus College
in the semi-finals.
The topic to be contested
is 'Celebrating Religious or Eth-
nic Festivals of other groups
has no long lasting value in heal-
ing differences.'
The ERC-sponsored debate
started in early March and af-
ter the first round, St.
Stanislaus College defeated
West Demerara Secondary;
Stewartville Secondary lost to
Zeeburg Secondary; Annandale
Secondary had a walk over
from Brickdam Secondary; and
Christ Church Secondary beat
Charlestown Secondary.
On Wednesday, March 22, in
the other semi-final, Annandale
will meet Christ Church in the St.

Stanislaus College Auditorium and
not at NCERD as was previously
stated. The debates will start at
10:00 hon each day.
Meanwhile, in the Berbice
leg of the competition, Lower
Corentyne Secondary will take
on Corentyne Comprehensive at
13:00 h on March 20 at Lower
Corentyne Secondary. The moot
will be 'Racism is not prevalent
among the younger Guyanese
According to the ERC, it is an-
ticipated that the competition
would give young Guyanese the
opportunity to explore the nature
and development of discrimination,
racial insecurity and their related
challenges and solutions.
In addition, the ERC is
hoping that the competition
will help inculcate the desir-
able behaviour necessary for
harmonious relations in all
its manifestations.

ERC and You

THANKS for reading the col-
umn last week. And so here I
am this week, as I promised you.
It is always good to remember
that the Ethnic Relations Com-
mission (ERC) is a Constitu-
tional Body established by the
Constitution (Amendment) (No.
2) Act No. 11 of 2000.
Broadly speaking, the ERC
functions could be grouped into
Investigation, Conflict Resolu-
tion, Public Education and
Awareness and Research and
Development of Strategies.
As you have been updating
yourselves on the activities of
the ERC, a lot of emphasis is
being placed on stimulating and
creating awareness among all
Guyanese with a view to build-
ing a cohesive society. Such a
society will engender peace and
development for all of us to
So how do we achieve
peace and cohesiveness? We

can do this by respect for each
other, tolerance and apprecia-
tion for each others' religious
beliefs (among others)
The ERC, in its efforts to cre-
ate a safe space for all, has had and
will continue to have dialogue, to
encourage people "to talk" with
each other and come up with solu-
tions to issues in their various com-
The ERC is a non-partisan
organisation. It respects the
Guyanese people and welcomes
suggestions, recommendations
and even criticisms to objec-
tively execute its programme.
Our Film Festival, which
has moved country-wide, con-
tinues to impact on the minds
of both young people and
In my parting words, for this
week, always remember substi-
ANCE will take us nowhere.

exist for

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* 5-subjects CXC
* Computer Knowledge
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* Honest and hard working

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Sales & Marketing Assistant
Requirements: The ideal candidate should be a mature
individual, computer literate, with a Diploma in Sales &
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A working knowledge of Peachtree or Other
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Confidential SecretaryiReceptionist
Requirements: The ideal applicant should be, at least
22 years of age, computer literate (Microsoft Office),
with passes in 5 subjects CXC or equivalent inclusive of
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Remuneration: Attractive package

Senior Accounts Assistant
Requirements: The ideal applicant should be at least
24 years of age, computer literate (Microsoft Office),
with passes in 5 subjects CXC or equivalent inclusive of
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with 4 years experience as a senior accounts clerk.
A working knowledge of Peachtree or Other
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Remuneration: Attractive package

Accounts Clerk
Requirements: The ideal applicant should be at least
21 years of age, computer literate (Microsoft Office),
with passes in 4 subjects CXC or equivalent inclusive of
Maths, English & Accounts or CAT level (11) together
with 3 years experience as an accounting/data entry clerk
A working knowledge of Peachtree or Other
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Remuneration: Attractive package

Warehouse Supervisor
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Remuneration: Attractive package

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Requirements: The ideal applicant should be at least
24 years of age, have passes in 4 subjects at CXC or
equivalent inclusive of Maths and English and have 3
years experience as a warehouse clerk.
Remuneration: Attractive package

Interested persons are invited to send their applications
including .contact telephone number, two recent references
and a detailed CV before Mar 23, 2006 to:

The General Manager:
P. Ramroop & Sons
23 Lombard Street
Werk-en-Rust Georgetown.
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After successful surgeries

Heart 2 Heart patients

expected back tomorrow

THE second batch of Heart 2
Heart patients is expected
back home tomorrow after
successful heart interventions
in India.
The group left for India via
the UK on March 2, last. First
Lady Varshnie Jagdeo along with
15 patients nine children and
six adults nine anxious moth-
ers and two other accompanying
adults flew with BWIA to the
United Kingdom (UK). BWIA,
a longstanding humanitarian part-
ner of Kids First Fund, granted
the organisation a generous dis-
count and renewed its commit-
ment to the cause and the Heart
2 Heart programme.

The Guyanese community
and friends in the UK brought
warm clothing and met the 25-
strong group at Heathrow Air-
port and hired minibuses to
transport them to the Guyana
High Commission and the places
at which they stayed. At the
High Commission, there were
more gifts of warm clothing laid
out in order of sizes for the chil-
dren and adults.
Guyanese opened their
hearts and homes to the group.
They cooked and entertained
them. The following morning,
the group returned to the High
Commission and then proceeded
to the airport. The group was

FIRST LADY Varshnie Jagdeo with two
Frontier Lifeline Hospital.

joined by two Kids First volun-
teers who, at their own expense,
accompanied the group to India.
Air India, which granted
Kids First a generous discount on
the fares, was very helpful, and
ensured the smooth and easy
check-in of the large group.
On the Air India flight, the
flight attendants cleared an area
of the plane for the group and
went out of their way to help
from making babies bottles, to
walking disgruntled infants.
They could not do enough.
There was one stop at
Mumbai and then onto Chennai
arriving at 03:15 h on March 5.
Frontier Lifeline Hospital repre-
sentatives met the group and
each member was presented with
a red rose as a welcome gesture.
The next stop was the Hos-
pital and then to the guest
houses where the patients were
settled in to rest. That morning,
at 07:30 h, the doctors who were
responsible for pre-op testing
arrived to make a start on the
The pre-op investigations
were completed by the follow-
ing day and patients started hav-
ing their procedures and
angiograms, and were scheduled
for surgery.
In the days that followed,
the children and adults under-
went their surgeries and the vol-
unteers had a lot of work check-
ing on the patients, keeping up
the spirits of the mothers, espe-
cially, and alleviating fears. It
was hard work, but most re-
warding, the First Lady said.
Also the staff of the hospital and
Dr. KM Cherian helped tremen-
dously to make everything easy
with their concerned and helpful
approach to all.
"The staff at the hospital,
from the cleaners, the cooks, the
nurses and doctors, have patient
care and courtesy worked out

DOCTORS one of ibe adult patients ..,,. .,-.....,.,...

A doctor attends to one of the Guyanese patients at the Frontier Lifeline Hospital in India
earlier this month.

A mother and her little one at the Frontier Lifeline Hospital.

down to a 'T'. They really are
concerned about getting it right
and if they don't, which was
very rare, they don't mind you
telling them how you want it!
Not a concept we are used to at
all," the First Lady said.
The children had their sur-
geries, and after two days in the
Intensive Care Unit (ICU), were
returned to their mothers in the
rooms. The adults, after having
angiograms, had their surgeries -
bypass, valve replacement, etc.
Only one did not have surgery
as it was found after having an
angiogram that he did not have a
heart problem. This patient was
being treated for a heart problem
in Guyana!
The children were mainly
having closure for a condition
called PDA (Patent Ductus Ar-
teriosus). This is an opening be-
tween the two major blood ves-
sels (the pulmonary artery and
the aorta). Some had surgical
closure and others had non-sur-
gical closure.
Two children had more
-.cpnmphlet Art.Rtro~b lm .called,.

Tetrallogy of Fallot which has
four separate components which
need closure/repair.
One of them had to have a
valve replacement and was still
in ICU when the team was ready
to travel back on March 16. He
came out of the ICU that day and
was scheduled to be ready to
travel back to UK yesterday and
onto Guyana tomorrow.
The youngest child in the
group was just four months old.
She had had the first stage of her
surgical repair and is already a
different child. She is smiling
and laughing and more active
generally. When she is older, she
will have to have the second and
final stage of her surgery.
Those who travelled to In-
dia were Dhanraj Dhoray,
Meenawattie Persaud,
Raghunauth Lakenarine,
Mohammed Sattaur, Hackim
Subhan, his wife Janki Devi
Subhan, Dorothy Chandrawattie
Persaud and her daughter
Reshma Mohini Persaud,
GeeLaniali Dioodnauiti. and hca
nioiher Julk't Zulfka Samad

Kristen Amy Mohabeer, and her
mother Leloutie Mohabeer,
Mohammed Shameem Rafeek
and his mother Shazeela
Mohamed Yasin, Shania Tonya
Phil and her mother Jacqueline
Phil, Amina Razack and her
mother Rosamond Celina
Razack, Kara Olivia Hardy and
her mother, Keishana Vancooten,
Shunell Melville and her mother
Faylyn Mavis Brown, Toshan
Singh and her mother Sentia
Singh, Keel Mc Donald and
Kefer Joseph Slowe.
Kids First Fund yesterday
hosted a welcome back
fundraiser at the Guyana High
Commission in London. There,
mouth-watering Guyanese cui-
sine, products, souvenirs,
jewellery items and craft were on
sale for raffle or auction.
Kids First has extended
gratitude to all those who
have made this trip possible:
Government of Guyana; Min-
ister of Health and his staff;
Dr K.M. Cherian and all at
Frontier Lifeline Hospital;
British High Commissioner
and his staff; High Commis-
sioner of India and his staff;
the staff of BWIA and Air In-
dia; Ministry of Foreign Af-
fairs; the Staff of Guyana
High Commission UK and In-
dia; Alvin Kalicharran Sports
Foundation; Andy Philippou;
Janghir Khan; Rafeek; Big
Bus Company; Dr Hardat
Persaud; Woodlands Hospital;
Dr Daniels; Mercy Hospital;
Fogarty's; Banks DIH; Topaz;
Scotts' Jewellery Tools and
Variety Store; King's
Jewellery World; Sanjay's
Jewellery Store; Humphrey
and Company; Steve's Jewel-
lers; GPC; Executive Bus
Charter Services; Guyana
Stores; Marvin Phillips;
Prince; Mr. Lewis; William
Royston Fraser; RasIah; Rawle
Pillay; Shevron Phillip Joseph;
all the kMIds First Fund UK &
GT volunteers.


IMl.E March 19, 2006 17

Create new, sustainable

livelihoods for citizens -

Commonwealth representative
IN THE face of poverty, crime, social exclusion, and intolerance, Mr. Henry Charles, Common-
wealth Youth Programme (CYP) Caribbean Centre Regional Director, is urging a rededication
to creating new and more sustainable livelihoods for Commonwealth citizens.
In a brief address at a Commonwealth Day cocktail reception at Georgetown Club Monday evening,
Charles alluded to the "serious challenges" which confront many of the 53 countries and 1.7 billion
people of the Commonwealth.
He noted that the issues of poverty, violence, crime, intolerance, HIV/AIDS and social exclusion are
placing undue strain on the governance and sustainability of the Commonwealth's communities and soci-
"In this context, though monumental a task, it may be we must rededicate ourselves to the mission
of creating new and more sustainable livelihoods for millions of Commonwealth citizens, especially young
e -.people who remain unemployed and who, in many instances, live below the poverty line.
"The magnitude and complexity of the task compels all civic minded Commonwealth citi-
zens, democratic governments and institutions to force effective partnerships for development,"
COMMONWEALTH Charles said.

TOAST: Commonwealth
Youth Programme
Caribbean Centre
Regional Director, Mr.
Henry Charles shares a
toast with Minister of
Labour, Dr. Dale
Bisnauth Monday

From page 14
of effective record keeping,
which can keep people in
prison beyond their
It is not just Jamaicans who
are victims of the Human
Traffickers, according to the
interviewed women, but that a
number of Cubans and Haitians
are tricked into making the costly
trip to the islands in search of
jobs as well. The US Department
of State Report states that the
Bahamas Department of
Immigration reported that 3,034
persons were repatriated to their
home countries in 2004.
However, the report did not state
the nationality of the persons
who were deported. However,
the US Department of State
Report for 2002 states that in that
year, "a total of 5,801 persons,
including 4,897 Haitians, 374
Jamaicans, and 284 Cubans had
been (deported from The
Nancy Anderson, Legal
Officer at the Independent
Jamaican Council of Human
Rights, said there is currently
no specific legislation in
Jamaican law that refers to
human trafficking. However,
she says persons can be and
have been prosecuted for
human trafficking crimes
under certain sections of
existing legislation.
"The Child Care and
Protection Act is the only law in
Jamaica that mentions the word
trafficking, however, the offences
against the Persons Act has
several sections that deal with the
protection of women and girls
from crimes such as abduction,
kidnapping, etc.," Ms. Anderson
But according to Ann-
Marie Bonner, Principal
Director of the Policy Analysis
and Review Unit of the Cabinet
Office and Trafficking in
Persons Taskforce, studies are
being undertaken with support
of the Inter-American
Development Bank, (IDB) to
develop effective legislation,
which will address the problem
of human trafficking in
Jamaica. She says new
trafficking legislation has
been recommended which
would assist in the prosecution.
of specific offences.


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His determination to deliver only the
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Agricola Primary School, Region # 4 4:30 pm
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Parika Secondary & Greenwich Primary Schools, Region
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Tuesday, March 21,2006
Wisburg Secondary School, Region # 10 5 pm
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Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter, in the presence of tenderers or their
representatives who choose to attend.

The Ministry of Public Works.& Communication reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all of the tenders without assigning reasons) for such rejection and
not necessarily award to the lowest tender.

Permanent Secretary
Government ads can be viewed on


Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified contractors to undertake and complete
the following work for the Sea and River Defence Division; Ministry of Public Works and
Communication namely:

Reconstruction of Office Building at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region 2

Tender documents can be obtained from the Office of: Chief Hydraulics Officer, Sea and
River Defence Division, Ministry of Public Works and Communication at 14 Fort Street,
Kingston, during the normal working hours from March 14 to April 03, 2006 inclusive.

and should be made in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and

Tender documents must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the tenderer
and should clearly indicate on the top left-hand comer the works tendered for.

Tender documents should be addressed to:


It should be deposited in the tender box at that address on or before 09:00hrs on Tuesday.
April 4, 2006.

Tender docLunents will be opened at 09:00 hr on Tuesday. April 4 2006. in the presence of
those tenderers or their representatives who choose to attend.

The Ministry of Public Works and Communication reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bids without assigning reasons for such rejection.


Ministry of Public Works and Communication

Aerodrome Division

Suitably qualified and experienced Contractors are invited to tender for the
construction of a perimeter fence at the Port Kaituma Aerodrome, North West
District, Region # 1.

Tenders documents can be obtained from the Accounts Office of the Ministry of
Public Works & Communication, Fort Street, Kingston at a non-refundable cost of
two thousand dollars ($2,000.00).

A valid compliance certificate from the Commissioner-General of the Guyana
Revenue Authority and a valid N.I.S compliance certificate must be submitted with
each tender.

The completed tender must be placed in the Tender Box located on the first floor,
Ministry of Public Works and Communication, Wight's Lane, Kingston, with the
words "Construction of perimeter fence at Port Kaituma Aerodrome" written
at the top left hand corner of the envelope, and addressed to:

The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Public Works and Communication
Wight's Lane, Kingston,

not later than 14:00 hrs on April 06, 2006.

SBalraj Balram
Pennanent Secretarv

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Loan No. 1107/SF-GY


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

2. The Ministry of Education (herein after called the "Purchaser") now invites sealed
bids from suppliers of Inter-American Development Bank regional and non-
regional member countries for the Supply of Computers anti Accessories,
Audio Visual Equipment and Software.

3. The BEAMS Project Implementation Unit has the undertaking of facilitating this
process and all relevant information for this bid can be had by contacting:
The Project Manager
BEAMS Programme
109 Barima Avenue
Bel Air Park
Tel. Nos.: (592) 226-3332 or 225-4626
Fax No.: (592) 225-2773
e-mail beamspiu(

4. Interested bidders may purchase a set of Bidding Documents, by written
communication to the Project Manager BEAMS Programme or by applying in
person for a non-refundable sum of four thousand dollars (G$4,000). Bidding
Documents can be mailed to the prospective bidder once requested, but all
mailing charges must be borne by the bidder. Payments for the purchase of
Bidding Documents shall be cash.
5 Each bid must be accompanied by a valid NIS and IRD Compliance Certificate for
firms registered in Guyana. In addition a Bid Bond from a recognize Financial
Institution covering 2% of the Bid price.

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

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

a. The inner envelope containing the bid must have the name and address
of the bidder and must be sealed.
b. The bid which is enclosed in the inner envelope must then be placed in an
outer envelope clearly marked at the top left-hand comer 'BEAMS -

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

8. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement &Tender
Administration Board at the above-mentioned address on or before 09:00
hours on Tuesday, April 25, 2006.

9. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hours on
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement &
Tender Administration Board.

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


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The Ministry of Education invites suitable and experienced Pre-qualified
contractors to bid for the under mentioned works:

1. Rehabilitation Phase II Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE)
2. Rehabilitation Industrial Workshop New Amsterdam Technical
3. Rehabilitation Liana Nursery School
4. Plumbing Works Carnegie School of Home Economics (CSHE)
5. Construction of Trestle and Reservoir Books Distribution Unit (BDU)
6. Rehabilitation Freeburg Secondary School
7. Rehabilitation Polly's Nursery School
8. Painting and Carpentry Bel Air Primary School -
9. Rehabilitation St. Roses' High School
10. Rehabilitation St. Gabriel's Nursery School
11. Rehabilitation St. Ambrose Primary school
12. Rehabilitation Comenius Primary School
13. Rehabilitation Smyth Street Nursery School
14. Electrical works Principal's House E.T.I.

Tender documents can be uplifted from:

Mr. T. Persaud
Ministry of Education
21 Brickdam
Stabroek, Georgetown

during normal working hours upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000) each, for items 1 to 13 and
Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) for item 14.

Tenders should be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the tenderer and clearly marked on the top, left- hand
comer, the job for which tendering is been made

All tenders must be accompanied by Valid NIS and GRA Compliances

Tenders for items 1 to 13 should be addressed to:

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

and should be deposited in the Tender box at, Ministry of Finance no later
than 9:00 hours on Tuesday, April 04, 2006.

Tenders for item 14 should be addressed to:

The Chairman
Ministry of Education Tender Board
Ministry of Education
21 Brickdam Stabroek

and should be deposited in the tender box at 21 Brickdam no later than
9:00 hrse r March 30, 2006.

Tenderer. or their representative may be present at the opening, which takes
place at thiNMinistry of Finance shortly after 9:00 hrs on April 04,2006
and at ( i1try of Education on March 30, 2006.

The Ministry of Education reserves the right to reject any or all tenders
without assigning a reason and does not bind itself to award to the lowest

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

Government ads can be viewed on


The Ministry of Health is advertising for full time Nursing Tutors for the Midwifery
Training Programme.
A Certificate in Nursing and Midwifelr current registration with the General Nursing
Council of Guyana and one of the following: -
A BSc Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution.
Health Sciences Tutor Certificate from a recognized institution
In addition to the basic salary for the position, the incumbent will be paid a meal
allowance of $4.000.00 plus a Tutor's allowance of $20,000.00 both monthly.
Interested persons are required to submit their applications to the office of the:

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Lot 1 Brickdam, Georgetown.
to reach no later than April 13, 2006
Government ads can be viewed on



The Constitution and Laws of Guyana provide for the acquisition of Guyanese
citizenship by four means:


A person is a Guyanese citizen if he/she is born in Guyana. Such person is eligible for a
Republic of Guyana passport and all other privileges given to any Guyanese.

A person born outside of Guyana is eligible to be a citizen of Guyana at the date of his/her
birth if at that date his/her father or mother is a citizen of Guyana. Such persons are not
required to meet residency requirements: however the birth must be registered by the
parents as an overseas birth upon which the parents can apply for a Republic of Guyana
passport for the child.

A person is eligible to apply for Guyanese citizenship by naturalisation and must show
that his/her is ordinarily resident in Guyana and has been so throughout the period of five
years immediately preceding an application, that he is of good character and intends to
reside in Guyana. On approval, the person will be granted a certificate of naturalisation.
and will have to take the oath of allegiance to Guyana.

A person who marries a Guyanese citizen is also eligible to apply to be registered as a
Guyanese citizen having met all the legal requirements i.e. having legally entered the
country and having been legally in Guyana. Unlike persons applying for naturalization
who must fulfill a specific number of years of residency, there is no such requirement in
this case.

Persons can also apply to be registered as Guyanese citizens if they are citizens of a
SCommonwealth country as stated in the Constitution of Guyana or a citizen of the
SRepublic of Ireland. The person must show that he/she has been ordinarily resident in
Guyana or has been in the service of the Govermnent of Guyana or has had partly such
Sresidenceand partly such service, throughout the period of five years ending with the date
Sof his/her application.

It should be noted that in the interests of national .;curity or public policy, the Minister
S* of Home Affairs may refuse to register or naturalise a person as a citizen of Guyana.,

Guyanese citizenship cannot be obtained by meai, other than those stated above.

SAs such, persons are urged to be wary of interest schemers or any other fraudulent
persons, who offer any other means of obtaining Guyanese citizenship and a Guyanese
passport. It is advised that the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration Support Services
Section, be contacted for assistance with respect to any inquiry on citizenship matters.

Government ads can be viewed on
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10:00 h- Revival Crusaders Hour
10:30 h Children Gospel
12:00 h Movie
14:00 h TBN
14:30 h Methodist Church in
15:00 h TBN
15:30 h Faith & Truth
16:00 h Golf
17:00 h Fl Malaysian Grand
19:00 h Biography
20:00 h Funniest Home Videos
20:30 h Vision National
21:00 h Extreme Makeover


02:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock News
Magazine (R/B)

16 15/20.30 hrs
with Will Smith
with Mike Epps

02:30 h Late Nite with Gina
03:00 h Movie
04:30 h Cricket: Day 4 New
Zealand vs West Indies
06:30 h NCN 6 '0' Clock News
Magazine (R/B)
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h Lifting Guyana to
08:00 h Cricket Resumes
09:10 h The Fact
11:30 h Info for Nation
12:00 h Clear Up Elections
12:30 h Guyana Offerings
13:00 h Breaking the Silence
14:00 h Apki Kushi
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Growing With IPED
16:00 h Family Forum
16:30 h Lutheran Men's
17:00 h NCN 6 '0' Clock News

13:45 hrs
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16 30/20-30 hrs


Magazine (Live)
17:30 h Day 4 West Indies vs
New Zealand
19:30 h Lotto Cricket Info &
20:10 h Cricket Resumes
22:10 h Info For Nation
22:30 h Cricket Resumes


08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma (Musical
09:35 h Local Indian
10:00 h Ramroop's Furniture
Store presents Religious
10:30 h IPA presents Shiv
Mahapuran (Eng. Sub)
11:00 h Kids Animation -

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The Botanic Gardens is now
registering interested persons for
the first batch of Gardening
Clinic Courses.

For further information contact
the Botanical Gardens on
Tel. #: 226-8082.
Course starts March 29. 2006.

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I imL minic:

The Income Tax Amendment Bill which amended the Income Tax Threshold from
$240,000.00 to $300,000.00 per year was passed in the National Assembly on
March 2, 2006.

In view of this amendment, with effect from 1 January 2006, no deduction of Income Tax
under the PAYE System should be made from the remuneration of employees whose
gross income per month is $25,000.00 or less.

In arriving at chargeable income of every individual taxpayer a deduction based on the
table set out below should be made from gross income forthe relevant pay period.

Table on the Threshold as per pay period

Daily Weekly Fortnightly Monthly Yearly

$821.91 $5,769.22 $11,538.45 $25,000.00 $300,000

When the gross income exceeds the threshold of the pay period as provided in the above
table, the remainder of the chargeable income is taxed at the new tax rate of 33':3%

Khurshid Sattaur

12:00 h Mere Awaaz
Suno.. .Karaoke Live
13:00 h DVD Movie: Chitchor
(Eng. Sub)
16:00 h Gurukula Sandesh
16:30 h Teaching of Islam
17:00 h Kishore Local Talent
17:30 h Cricket: West Indies vs
New Zealand 2nd Test
19:30 h Birthday greetings/
Death Announcement & In
20:00 h Cricket: West Indies vs
New Zealand 2nd Test
03:00 h Cricket: England vs
India 3rd Test



The Ministry of Health invites Tenders from suitably qualified Contractors to submit
bids for the execution of the following:

Construction of Medical Staff Quarters, Diamond, East Bank Demerara

Tender Document (s) can be obtained from the Administration Office, Ministry of
Health. Brickdam, during the hours of 09:00-15:00 Monday to Friday upon payment
of the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) each.

Tenders must be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope, which does not in any way
identify the Tenderer. On the top left hand comer of the envelope the Project tendered
for must be clearly written.

Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration and must be deposited in the Tender Box situated at the NPTAB,
Ministry of Finance, Northwestern Building, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown
not later thanlTuesday, March 21, 2006 at 09:00 hrs. Tenders will be opened
immediately thereafter.

Each Tender must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority and the General Manager, National
Insurance Scheme in the name of the individual if individual is tendering of company
if company is tendering. A Bid Security of 2% of the tendered sum is required. Failure
to do so will result in automatic disqualification of the Tender.

Tenders which do not meet the requirements stated above and in the tender document
will be deemed non responsive.

Tenders or their representatives are invited to be present at the opening of Tenders on
Tuesday. March 21. 2006 at 09:00 hrs.

Sonya Roopnauth
Permanent Secretary Government ads can be viewed on httpJ~-www.gina.govgy


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with occasional showers are likely mainly during the
WINDS: Will vary between the Northeast and East at
2.0 tol0.0m.p.s. gusting, at times over some areas.
WAVES: Slight to moderate reaching about 1.2m in open
HIGH TIDE: 2:73m at 06:06h and 2:67m at 18:45h
LOW TIDE: 0:68m at 12:41h and 0:83m at 24:00h
SUNRISE: 06:57h 06:58h 06:57h
SUNSET: 18:03h 18:04h 18:03h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.0-33.5C along the coast
and 31.0-34.5C over near inland and inland regions.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 19.0- 23.0C over inland and
interior locations and 24.0 26.0C along the coast.
MARINE ADVISORY:Fishermen and other marine
users are advised not to damage or interfere with
the ocean platforms whose data are vital to the
provision of weather information and warnings for
the safety of the marine community.


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EXPERT computer
repairs, upgrades, custom-
built PCS done at your home/
office, 24 hours.. 626-8911,
231-7650. Genius

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


specialise in
Building repairing, painting Club EVERGREENNare Stu
--plunibing, sanding, g/evergreen.
varnishing, tiling, masonry. TEL. 226-4634, 27-9285, 664-
We.asba.B-build low income... 5947.
Ihomes..- Call M. Z. -T-
-ConSfr0ction. 642-3478. THE LANGUAGE
SLanguage Courses for
S children (3 13 yrs.), CXC
Students (4"' & 51" Formers)
INDRA'S Beauty Salon, and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.
--122-Oarnoque Street, for cold
-wave,- straightening, facial;
.manicure, scalp treatment and..
design on nails. Also Beauty (Uj'
-Ciu!T.f-e-available. Tel. 227- .
1601. Compuer Training Centre
COSMETOLOGY is now Oronoque Sts Bourda
offering special 3-month Tel- 225-1540
Cosmetology package. Also Earn Local and Canadian
evening courses in Airbrushing,ocaa anaian
Acrylic Nails,. Barbering, Basic Certificates/Diplomas
& Advance Hair Cutting which Microsoft Office, Computer
begin February 27, 2006. Tel.
226-2124 or visit at 211 New Repairs and Upgrades
Market Street, North Desktop Publishing, Corel
Cummingsburg. ____
TO LOOK BEAUTIFUL IS Draw, QuickBooks and
THE PRIME RIGHT OF EVERY Peachtree Accounting, etc,
-BEAUT-Y-.OF INDIA Gold & the comfort of your home.
Herbal skin treatment for acne, the comfort of your home
scars, blemishes, sun tanning, SSEE/CXC English, Social
scar, blemishes, sun tanning, studies, Integrated Science,
skin dullness therapy, pre bridal Stui, Intgr ed Scince,
consultancy, Mehaneli, bridal Sociology, Communications,
make-over, treatment for dull more. Call 661-4343.
and falling hairs, stress release TECHNICAL Studies
therapy and Indian costumes. Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-4187. Tel. 225-9587. 1. Television
Repairs and Electronics,
Electrical Installation and
Wiring, Air Conditioning and
WORK from home for Refrigeration, Computer
US$$$$ weekly: Information? Repairs an A Plus.
Send stamped envelope to JEAN offers courses in
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box 12154 Elementary; Intermediate,
Georgeto~,.Guyana ... Advance Dress- making Tie-dye,
fabric designing, curtains,
PERSONS required to fill cushions, soft furnishing,
weekly. Interested applicants, _flora.l rrn ejn.Ants. ca ke
send a selff-dddressed, stamped decoration. 153 Barr St., Kitty,
envelope. For information to 226-9548.
Sergio Monah 38 D'Urban St.,
Lodge, G/town, Guyana.
USE your spare time filling '
one hundred envelopes for BOB Cat rental.
Ut$500 or more weekly. Send Levelling, grading, filling
stamped self-addressed and developing of land
envelope for information to also landscaping. Call:
Chit-am Phagoo, 35 Section B 626-7127 .. ....................
:Vo ;dley Park Village, West FOR all your heavy
Coa:it Berbice, Guyana. e uipment transportation to

counselling for women and
children only. Also selected
herbal treatment for
bedwetting, fibroids,
barrenness, etc. Call 661-4343.

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
Phc;.e 225-7126. 226-3693.
E m a i I

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's
Computer Repairs & Sales
C -tre @ 227-8361, 618-8283.
Home..& Office Services
ivai,table: 24 hrs.

all locations interior & around
Georgetown. Call us for low
bed rentals. Call Bobby -
218-3899, 623-1003, 218-

FOR cleaning burns, stroke,
scaly yaws, erectile dysfunction,
fertility blockage. Call "Bush
Doc". Tel. 231-0174.
HERBAL treatments.
Scarpotic itch, ulcer, back
pain, gall stone, sexual
problems, pile, cold,
stoppage of water, internal
cleaning, many more.
Appointment 220-7342/609-

Pharmacy Assistant(s). FREE
TRAINING: Send written
application to FUTURE DRUG
STORE, c/o Rosignol Post
Office, W B B'ce.

JUST arrived! Novels,
Story books, magazines,
comics, informative and text
to University level. Also books
on sale froim- $20 -'$300.:
Register now. Tel. 223-8237/
648-fi098.:M - 830 am -

-.N-E --Kheel bottom-
fishing boat 38' length,
width 7', stern 6 '2 ft, ice
_box-- 500-lb. 1 Yamaha
enne (T-S), 5000-lb 2 "'
seine. 3 months old.
t ti ___-_. Tel .. 5-

MAGAZINE of Worldwide HELLO the- doctor is :- 1 FEMALE Clerk 25
Pen Friend. Information? back! Have your gas stove years up. Apply in person at
Send stamped envelope repaired and serviced, also 288 Middle St. Tel. 231-
CFI. PO Box 12154 your kerorange changed to 51.71.
Georgetown, Guyana. gas. Tel' 628-5867, 220("-' FEMALES & i
A -- 4073 ... FEMALES & males to
A.SINGLE independent L ......._ at car wash. Call 231-
i-u59 y,. ule.d i' "PRCOFS.ONAL Aett---!76 621 -5332. -
.. a.Serio.u..sigle i..ndepe enrt... trea tments by overseas trained- *-* ...... .. ei---
male 59 yrs. and over for Cosmet-ologist-i. Results-- experierced-
friendship. Please call tel. guaranteed within 14 days. seamstress, great wages and
223-8237 from 9 am 8 pm. Call-618-1705-.--- o---- enfits. Roxie's -. 12.
-OVERSEASvTst and -AVTNG prtrems wit Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
.. ... dit tt TRUCo-bAtrrs w t- r
Guyanese interested in your air conditioning units, ATRUCK/VAN Drivers. Guyanese friends, fridges, washing machine_ Apply in person with
please-eat-the--Jne/Seior gas sto.ves.- etc.-.T-en. clall written application to
Singles Dating Service 18- Linden. Tel. 641-1086. iLensherif & Fourfthts.
80 yrs. Immediate Link. Tel. C i..L ... ... ....... .......


U .ILD-l-NG--contratorFF-- -
mason, carpentry, painting,
plumbing, tiling. Free
estirnates-Call 622-0267, 629-

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5 pin. Sat. 10 am 4 pm.

OF MOTORING. "You train to
pass". Tel. 227-1063, 226-
7874-. ____
LEARN to drive. B & C
Drivino-School, Pick UD drop
off. Tel. 225-0150 or 622-
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,
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.

jitsu/kuig fu/yoga sport self
defence, health & yoga.
Enrol for classes (March).
Contact 228 Camp Street, N/
C/B. Phone 225-0677, Cell

MRS. SINGH Massage,
hotel guest, house service
and at my home by
appointment. Tel. 220-
4842 or 615-6665.
INDULGE in a body
massage calm your
thoughts and relieve body
tension Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke -

AN American Investor
needs used vehicles to buy.
Best price paid. Cash. AT
... 1.92-, A--E --1-0-0 --Sprinte -
Corolla, AE 91, etc. Call
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, Guyana.

HAVE yourself
pampered at Penny's
Creative nails and styles.
Services offered, Mon. -
Sat. Toe tips with Air brush
$600, Finger tips with air
brush $2 200, Pedicure -
$1 500, Manicure $1 000,
Sculpture nails $2 500,
etc. Our Wednesday special
offers finger tips with air
brush $1 500, repairs to
fingers $1 000, Pedicure -
$1 000, Toe tips $600.
Classes in nail technology
available, limited spaces
available. Tel No. 225-
0196 or 161 Charlotte
Street & Orange Walk,
Bourda. Vacancy exists for
one experienced Nail

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223-8237/ 648-6098., Mon. -
Fri. 8:30 am 5 pr, Sat. -
10 am 4 pm.

RAJA Yoga/Hindi classes,
planets protections, tabeej,
other areas of spirituality.
Contact Buddy 225-0677.

US Visa Application forms
filled and printed. Call Bill -
SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of sale.
Call 623-4686. 223-4731.
ONE boy to work in a
printerr. Contact Lot 29
Station St., Kitty (No
FOR professional repair
to crash vehicle, change
nose, cut and front half, etc.
Call 642-1375.
HAVE your products
professionally distributed in
the Berbice Region. Contact
335-3394, 335-3738.
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226-
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable rates.
Call Rochelle at Cluster
Marketing on Tel. 609-8109,


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

105 Regent Rd., Bourda
(iBtween ummings & jght Ss.)
Tel: 223-8155;
Fax: 225-6496
New York (718) 479 0819
Email: (cruaile@gyanl.gnetgI

4 Canada -.-
Business Class, Skiled Workers,
Students Visitors, Refugees,
'. I;- P6 ,,.;i F.3.:il, Sp:i'M 'sh0.:
",l.i '/.'e r a3-:.ea
;ur case in Canada
Deal wilh'only aulhotded and
ULinerscd Cr;,i!ltan!ts who are
ap:rovtcr ny ite Canadian
GI'e.,-r rr -
Balwant Persaud & Associates
Certified Canadian Immigration
Member of CSIC # M042097
Canada: 416-431-8845,
Guyana: 58 Upper Robb and
Oronoque Sts., Bourda
(onen er fro, GCC Cfrkef Gountd)
Tel- 225-1540, 622-8308
*.*'.'*, [j 'iU;lir,[r r! i, ,j'. ii : 3 C ,';'

for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers,
microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/
ELECTRICAN available -
RD. electrical Int., 28 Old
Road Ogle. Domestic,
industrial, commercial
installation 612-6285, 222-
TECHNICIAN on call for
all your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We
provide home service. Call:
yan # 265-2634/615.-
FOR all your
construction, repairs
renovations, as well as
-mas-o ny, ----v-a rnii shig-n--
plumbing and painting,
contact Mohamed on 223-
SAVE lots of money on
your phone service. US &
Canada $7.60/min. Monthly
unlimited plans US,
Canada, UK, Brazil, Internet
Cafe. Contact
AFFODABLE full service
web hosting packages from
- $15 480/year (5GB
Diskspace/250 GB transfer).
W e b s i t e
COMPUTER repairs,
services & upgrades done on
location by overseas trained
technician. Also convert
yours VHS to DVD. Indian
religious DVD, blank CDs
available. Call 618-1705.
Call us for all construction
needs at the best rate -
general maintenance,
bridges, building, etc. Also
estimates. Contact # 641-
1252, 611-1172.
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, 23.1-

1 CHAINSAW Operator
Apply with written
application to Goldfield Inc.,
. .ot-C-Eccles, EBD. Tel. 233--
ONE Day shift
Handyman. Good wages.
One Assistant Barman, Disc
Jockey, etc. Tel. 226-6527,
Porters & Salesboys. Apply
Avhi-ash Complex, A & B
Water Street. Contact 226-
-3361, 227-7829.
Assistant. Apply in person
with application to Bumble
Bee Child Care, 287 Albert
& Church Sts.
Barber, 1 experienced Hair
Dresser to work at Exotic
Hair Salon, Harbour Bridge
Mall. Call 644-3555 and
1 FULL TIME Physics
and Chemistry teacher.
Apply Monar Educational
Institute. 60 Light St.,
Alberttown & 199 Almond
St., Queenstown,
Georgetown. Tel. 223-
7226, 227-4798.
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 Blygezight
Gardens or call 223-9316,
VACANCIES exist for
Kitchen Assistant, Counter
girls, Handyboys, General
-teaner. Apply in person with
written application & Food
Handler's Certificate at 8
North Road, Lacytown. Tel.
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants. Apply in person
with written application in
your own handwriting.
Requirements: Maths &
English. Horse 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.
STeachers. Must be able to
teach, Home Economics and
History, Mathematics and
Science. 2 Primary Teachers.
For appointment interviews
call 261-5609. Applicants
preferable from Land-of-
Canaan, Timehri, Kuru
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 Strpets,
Campbellville. G/town'.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE, March 19,2006 z2

EDUCATION: 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.
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.
ARE you energetic,
progressive, honest between
ages 35 and 55 yrs? Do you
have experience in
management? There is an
opportunity that's
challenging, but rewarding.
Managing small business
enterprises in Berbice.
Humble accommodation
provided, salary and
conditions negotiable. Apply
P.O. Box 10275
Georgetown, Guyana.
CLERK. Age 30 years plus.
Experience at least three
3) years. Requirements (a)
ive (5) CXCs including
English & Mathematics, (b)
60 WPM Typing, (c)
computer literate.
Secretarial certificate and
experience will be an asset.
Attractive salary and other
benefits. Apply Friendship
Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, EBD, between
the hours of 2 and 4 pm.
"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.


DOUBLE lot in
Republic Pk. $11M neg.
Phone 225-2626, 231-
PUBLIC ROAD. Tel. 220-
9199, 621-7191.
Enterprise Gardens -
size 50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel.
# 626-3955, 222-
130' x 60' on a corner
in $4.8M. Tel. 227-
4040, 611-3866, 628-
CANAL No. 2 Polder -
double lot of 10 acres, near
Conservancy. 227-7734.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
OLEANDER Gardens 89
ft by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an
area of 2.422 of an
English acre. Call 220-
TWO transported ad-
jacent lots in Earl's Court.
LBI 18 080 sq ft total.
Please telephone 623-7438
between 6-8am and 8-10pm
for details.

Ocean View Hotel, 2 n Street
from Public Road. Parcel of
land 40' x 120'. $4M. Tel.
225-3737, 225-4398.
HOPE, EBD public road
- river bank. Ideal for ships,
warehouse, bond, active 2-
storey general business -
$12.5M (US$62 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
miles from Linden,
transported 250 acres, front
width 1800 depth L 800.
Ideal for wharf $100 000
per acres. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
LARGE prime land with
2-family house office
downstairs (for residential/
commercial or sub-divided
into 3 separate house lots).
Charlotte Street neg. -
$25M. Owner -#226-1742'
C 623-1317.
- Meadow Bank $4.5M,
Friendship, EBD $12M,
Supply, EBD $20M, No.1l
Polder $5M. Tel. 225-3737,
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location,'
2 miles from V/Hoop:
Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670 or
0.68 ACRES land at
Yarrawkabra access to GPL,
water, creek side, Linden
Soesdyke Highway Road and
Timehri, just off both roads.
Call 621-6209 or 227-4876,
LAND in Friendship,
Public Road 42 x 268. Land
Melaine, Public Road 150
x 400. Land for sale in
Mahaicony. Success Realty
- 223-6524, 628-0747, 664-
BACK on market, for sale
- large prime house lot -
(Dowding St., Kitty) with
approved plans for 3 large
buildings, 3-storey high,
large concrete bridge $7M
neg. Owner, H 225-2709 or

STORE space to let in
Regent St. Contact 225-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
KITTY 2-bedroom
bottom flat $35 000. Tel.
TELEPHONE: 227-0928.
FURNISHED flat to let
overseas visitors. Telephone
UG Road suitable for
students. Tel. 642-2956.
One-bedroom in Kitty
- $30 000 Call Shades
and Shapes Tel. 225-
2-BEDROOM cottage
at 799 Westminster,
Canal #1, WBD. Contact
# 615-2230.
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom air-conditioned
house in Bel Air Park. Call
3-BEDROOM house at
25 Middleton St., C/ville
short term. Contact 225-
WHOLE building,
Regent St. $140 000.
TEL. # 611-0315
bottom flat, toilet, bath.
Contact Lot 8 Second
Street, La Penitence.
situated on United Nations
Place, Stabroek. Tel. 226-
7380 or 613-4082.
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
ussell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499.
FOUR-bedroom house
at 47 Trotman St..Golden
Grove. ECD. Contact
phone # 277-3567.

FURNISHED room for
single working male and
female $4 500 weekly. Tel.
# 627-3593.
ONE Studio apartment
for single working female.
Call 227-8858, 231-2789.
apartments for short term
rental, from $4 000 daily/
nightly. Call 227-0902 or
1- FLAT 3-bedroom
house to let la Grange,
WBD, less than 1 minute
from harbour Bridge. Tel:
situated on United Nations
Place Stabroek, with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-
ONE bachelor's
apartment situated at 207
Barr St., Kitty. Price $18 000.
Contact Miss Shaw on 227-
ONE semi-furnished 2-
bedroom house at 182 Barr
St., Kitty. Contact Miss Shaw
at same address.
ROOMS to rent for
working girls teachers,
nursing girls, etc. Contact
Aunty Pamela. Tel.231-
ROOMS Cummings
Lodge (UG) $15 000, self
contained, grilled. Call 624-
5082, 226-8261.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
SPACIOUS, three-
bedroom upper flat in
residential, area and single
rooms for students. Phone
VACANT top flat 3-
bedroom apt., large
verandah, sitting/dining
room, kitchen, etc. $55 000
neg. Call 226-8730 Jean.
REALTY 227-4040, 628-
0796, 611-3866.
Cummings St. for office or
business spot $200 000.
TWO two-storey
buildings for residence or
business in New Market St.
- $85 000 mth. Call 227-
REALTY 227-4040, 628-
0796, 611-3866. 1-bedroom
flat $16 000, 1-bedroom flat
- $18 000 Agricola, EBD.
35 SECOND St.,
Cummings Lodge
furnished 2-bedroom flat,
inside toilet and bath, etc.
- $35 000 monthly. Call
OFFICE or business 24
x 25 space. 331 Cummings
St., facing Sixth Street. Call
Julian 227-1319, 225-
4709, 625-9477.
GREIA large
unfurnished, five-bedroom
concrete building in Section
'K' C/ville. Price $125 000
monthly. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
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.
FEMALE. TEL: 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS).
ONE furnished bedroom
for single working female, in
residential area, in
Georgetown. You can call
during the day not at nights.
Phone 227-1275.
-- ------ ---------- ----------
ONE three-bedroom
bottom flat, in residential
area, in Georgetown. You
can call during the day not
at nights. Phone 227-1275.
4-BEDROOM top and
bottom flat with driveway
and water tank. No business,
living quarters. Call 226-
1388. 6pm
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at
Garnett St., C/ville, G/
town. Contact Ms. Dee on
223-1061 or 612-2677.

1 3-BEDROOM concrete
newly built house to rent -
Middle income standard,
at Golden Grove, ECD.
Call 255-3718, 259-0257.
bedroom top flat with
telephone. K. S. Raghubir
Agency. Office 225-0545;
APT. houses and
rooms for students,
singles and Low Income
earners. ($20 000 $35
000). Call 900-8258, 900-
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenstown. Secure area.
Suitable for single executive.
APT. US$500, office
space executive properties -
US$11 500. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-5198.
NEW one-bedroom
apt., in quiet area.
Suitable for single working
girl. Price $27 000. Phone
ONE top flat with three
bedrooms and garage,
water tanks installed.
Howes St., Charlestown.
Tel. 226-1534, between 6
pm & 8pm.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-5776
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. 624-4225.
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 two-bedroom
unfurnished top flat, situated
at 26 Seaforth Street,
Campbellville. Contact No.
227-4008, after 12 noon.
ONE large shop, was
Chinese Restaurant, or for
other business. Sale for parts -
HB Vauxhall Viva. Princes and
Russell Sts. Phone 226-3949.
EXECUTIVE house, fully
furnished; business place in
Regent St.; Waterloo and
Kitty. furnished apartments.
225-6556 or 610-4581.
unfurnished houses and flats
Subryanville, Lamaha Gdns.
Bel Air Park, etc. etc. Prices
from US$500. Sonja 225-
7197, 623-2537.
1 2-BEDROOM upper flat
at 98 Second St., Alberttown
with telephone, light and
water $50 000 negotiable.
Contact Anil at 233-2625 (3
- 5pm).
GREATER Georgetown -
vacant large corner store/
shop. Ideal for Chinese
restaurant $70 000 monthly;
area for tailor shop $25 000
monthly. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
REGENT ST. one of
Georgetown central shopping
centres, available soon 3-
storey concrete & steel
building top/middle &
ground floor 68' x 78' 4
500 sq. ft. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
TOP open 80 x 40 flat.
for business @$120 000: 2-
bedroom furnished apts.
@$80 000; 2-bedroom apt.,
unfurnished, in Plaisance -
@$30 000; 2-bedroom, on
EBD @$25 000. Others
houses and apts., furnished
and unfurnished. Call 226-

unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109,
bedroom concrete house
situated at Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard space,
light, water, phone. Price $60
000 neg. Call 223-2919 or 629-
D'ANDRADE ST., Kitty -
one secure three (3)-
bedroom apartment, (bottom
flat). Ideal for working
couple/small family $35
000 per month. Tel. 621-
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas visi-
tors on short term basis. Tel. #
TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp
Street for Airline, Salon, Real,
Estate, Advertising Agency,
Office or any other business.
Contact Samad. Tel. 225-
EXECUTIVE apts. and
houses, furnished and
unfurnished US$450 to US$3
000; 1-bedroom apt. furnished
in Queenstown US$400
(neg.). Call us on 225-8578.
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.
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
apartments Oleander
Gardens US$1 000, Bel Air
Park US$800, Queenstown
- US$550. Kitty $60 000,
Kitty US$450, Bel Air -
US$1 000. Telephone 225-
7173, 225-3006, 646-6261.
ONE furnished
executive house in Meadow
Brook; business places to
rent South Road and King
Sts.; one business place -
Kitty Public Road; one
furnished house in Nandy
Park US$600. Success
Realty 223-6524, 628-
0747, 664-2893.
(parking) $22 000;
Tucville $25 000; Industry
- $30 000; Kitty, (parking) -
$40 000; Section 'K' C/
ville, 3-bedroom $45 000;
Blygezight $50 000;
furnished apts. $35 000,
$45 000, $60 000. Rooms -
$12 000. $15 000. Call 231-
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. _
furnished US$1 000 neg.;
Courida Park unfurnished -
US$700: Section 'K', fully
furnished, 5 bedrooms -
US$1 100; Section 'K',
fully furnished US$700,
US$600: Prashad Nagar,
unfurnished $100 000 &
$60 000; bond, office,
business place. Call 225-
2709, 623-2591, 225-
bedroom, furnished
ROAD: 2-bedroom luxury
apartment, furnished
US$700. BEL AIR PARK: 3-
bedroom, furnished home -
US$1 200 and a 3-bedroom
- US$800. KINGSTON: 2
large 3-storey buildings, for
offices US$4 000. PLUS
other apartments, furnished
at US$400 and US$700.
OFFICES: Main, Middle,
Church and Water Streets.
Call 226-7128, 615-6124

KITTY $32 000; C/
ville $45 000; D'URBAN
BACKLAND, furnished -
$90 000: Happy Acres -
PLACES, Kingston -
US$1 500; New Haven -
US$2 000. furnished; Bel
Air Park, semi- US$1 000;
Lamaha Gardens,
S ubrya nville,
Queenstown, Prashad
Nagar, Happy Acres,
Republic Park, others.
Kingston. Main Street,
Church Street, High Street.
New Market Street, Barr
Street, Bel Air Park.
Regent, Robb, Sheriff,
Croal, others. BOND
PLACES central
Georgetown, East Coast,
Lombard, others. LAND
FOR SALE Oleander
Gardens, 130 x 90 feet -
$16.5M; Happy Acres.
Atlantic Gardens, Bel Air
Park $16.5M, others.
- 225-1017, 623-6136 OR
64 Main and Middle
Streets, Georgetown.
REALTY "Have Faith in
Christ, today". 227-1988,
623-6431, 270-4470.
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Street (office/residence)
- US$2 500; New Haven,
New Garden US$600;
Bel Air Park US$2 000/
US$700; Queenstown -
US$2 000/US$1 000/
US$1 500/US$800;
Subryanville US$700/
US$1 000: Kitty US$750
(F/F)/US$500 (F/F); New
Market $80 000;
Carmichael St. $60 000;
Caricom/Guy SuCo
Gardens US$1 500;
Campbellville US$2.
000. EAST BANK: Eccles
'AA' (F/F) US$2 000;
Diamond -/US$1 500:
Republic Park US$2!
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. (negotiable).

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E
Sheriff Street. Phone
BEL Air Springs and
Ogle Air Strip Road. TEL.
611-0315, GANESH.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price nego-
WELL appointed
hotels as a going
concern. Tel. Nos. 227-
8485, 662-1991.
HOUSE & land Lot -
M23 Chateau Margot,
ECD. Price negotiable.
Tel. 220-4696.
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
PROPERTY for sale by
owner. Two-storey concrete
building, Bel Air Park. Tel. No.
bedroom property for sale
in Amelia's Ward, Linden.
Price negotiable. Call: 223-
PROPERTY for sale by
owner. Two-storey concrete
building, Bel Air Park. Tel. No.
ONE executive 3-
bedroom house in
Friendship, East Bank Dem.
on the Public Rd.; one
executive house for sale in
Happy Acres; house and
land in D'Urban St. for sale.
Success Realty 223-
6524, 628-0747, 664-2893.


24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 19;-2006

concrete house Bel Air
Park. Tel. 265-4449.
KITTY $9.5M, and
several other properties from
- $8M up. Call North
American Realty #225-
2709, 231-2064.
Air Park, Subryanville,
Regent Rd., Robb St., Bel Air
Gdns., etc. Sonja 225-
7197, 623-2537.
DOUBLE lot, (back and
front), prime location.
Church St., Alberttown -
G$45 million (negotiable).
Call 617-8612.
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
Tel: 333-2500.
building located in
Triumph Backlands on
large plot of land. Make an
offer. Must be sold. Call
BARRACK ST., Kingston,
opp. Peace Corp. Building.
Ideal for any type of
businesses. Plenty yard
space. Tel. 609-8834, 227-
Avenue, Lamaha Gardens.
Excellent condition. Prime
location. Call 225-7706 or
2 LARGE house lots,
one with house at De
Kenderen, WCD $1.2M &
$1.6M. Good bargain.
Contact Ms. Khan 263-
5267, 660-7924.
PROPERTY at 17 Pike
St., Kitty, corner location.
Serious enquiries. Call 226-
2674, 641-2043. Sold by
Happy Acres $30M,
Oleander Gardens $16M,
Republic Park $18M,
Alberttown $15M, Regent
St., North Road,
Queenstown, Prashad Nagar,
Meadow Brook Gardens, etc.
Call 223-1582, 612-9785.
REGENT ST. Store front
property, excellent
condition, fully secured.
Price $40M neg. Call 223-
1582, 624-0498.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity,
etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
5264, 339-2678.
POPULAR Video Club
in very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale
& Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-
2990 or after hours 333-
4-BEDROOM concrete
& wooden house. Ketley
St., Charlestown, formerly
Rudy's Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg.
Contact 227-6204.
HOUSE & large plot of
land, at 23 2nd St. Liliendaal,
ECD. Price $10 million
negotiable. Contact J.
Singh. Tel. 226-7567 (after
5 pm weekdays.)
Property with (2) two flat
buildings. Ideally located at
Lot 46 Robb St., Bourda,
suitable for business. Serious
enquiries only. Tel. 225-
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits (2) families.
Property investor land -
48 x 141, worth viewing.
Mrs. Y. Wilson 226-2650,
SOUTH Ruimveldt
Gardens vacant 2- storey
concrete & wooden 3-
bedroom mansion, fully
grilled, garage $7.5M
(US$37 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
SHERIFF ST. vacant
top 2-storey concrete and
wood building, 3 large
bedrooms, modern
convenience. $39M (US$195
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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REGENT /near Camp St.
- vacant possession of a new
4/5-storey steel/ concrete
general store, if divided you
can have 100 or more mini
malls. Daily income $1M or
US$200 000. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ECCLES Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey building, 3
large house lots. Ideal for gas
station $21M or (US$105
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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front vacant 1-year-old 2-
storey 2-family building -
top, bottom 2 luxurious
bedrooms, parking $9.5M or
(US$47 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ECCLES, EBD vacant
large bond 6000 sq. ft. high
can store 40 40 ft. container
- $50M or US$250 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
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investors invest wisely,
Ederson's Realty has a 4/5-
storey steel building. Your
income will be millions
dollars per day. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ECD vacant 95%
unfinished all-concrete 2-
storey top 3-bedroom,
bottom large area $5.5M or
US$27 000. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
concrete and wood 2-storey
split-level ranch-type 2-2
luxurious bedroom designed
- $22.5M or US$112 000 neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
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D'URBAN St., Lodge -
wise investment, buying this
2-storey concrete building,
note 4 2-bedroom
Hollywood designed
apartments. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey ranch-
type mansion on 2 huge
house lots $26M or US$130
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
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ROBB ST., near Bourda
Market vacant 2-storey
concrete building 40' x 88,
land 50'x 100' $40M or
US$200 000. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ECCLES Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey concrete on
double lots. Ideal for gas
station $21M or US$105
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
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URGENTLY needed.
Commercial residential
buildings for sale, rent -
Regent St., Robb St., North
Rd., Church St., Vlissengen
Rd., others. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ede rson
OVERSEAS/local owners
of buildings we have
general management
services paying bills, rates/
taxes. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
2-storey concrete 5-bedroom
Hollywood designed
mansion bay windows, 2
house lots $26M or US$130
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
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BRICKDAM/Stabroek -
vacant 3-storey 6 luxurious
bedrooms or offices for
insurance. Ideal 4-storey
computer school $50M or
US$250 000. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
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.

Low-income property for
sale in areas such as Kitty,
C/ville, Alberttown, Lodge,
La Penitence, South
Ruimveldt, East Coast,
Eccles, Agricola,etc. as low
as $2.5M. Call 900-8258,
and 900- 8259.
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
(concrete, large) $30M; Non
Pariel, ECD $16.5M;
Regent St. (business) -
$40M; Grove EBD, Public
Road business area -
$15.5M. Telephone 225-
7173, 225-3006, 646-6261.
$3.2M; Ruimzeight Gdns. -
$9.8M $12M. LAND: Foulis
- $9M; Bachelor' Adventure
- $5M; Non Pariel $1.2M.
REAL EST. 223-6346, 263-
7110, 618-6033.
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-
REALTY 227-4040, 628-
0796, 642-4680, 611-3866.
Properties for sale. Bel Air
Spring $55M, Bel Air Park -
$24M $48M, Sheriff St. -
$13M $60M, Lime St. -
$80M, Avenue of Republic -
US$1.5M US$2.5M.
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.
ESTATE, 218-4396, 622-5853,
648-7526. Tucville $5.5M,
Roxnne Burnham Gardens -
$10M neg., Festival City -
$4.5M & $15M, Prashad Nagar
- $15M & $30M, Alberttown -
$12M, South $15.5M, South
Gardens $12M.
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.
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 sq. ft.
Building 5,834.55 sq. ft.
ONE three-storey building
- 33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal
for Hotel, Store, Hospital or
any other type of businesses,
etc. Any reasonable price
would be considered. Contact
Len's at Sheriff St. for
further information. Tel.
227-1511. N.B.: Extra land
to extend building or new
ONE concrete (2)-
bedroom house with all
necessities, 200 x 100, with
(3) chicken pens. Situated
Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke.
(Phone, water, light), over
head tanks, automatic water
system for chicken pen.
(Good investment). Owner
migrating. Price for quick
sale $3.5 million. Phone
231-1271, Cell 610-2037,
one brand new 5-bedroom,
2-storeyed concrete
building for sale. All
conveniences included.
Water, electricity,
telephone, parking for 2
vehicles, fully grilled, 2
toilets & baths, storeroom,
lacquered floor upstairs,
tiled downstairs, modern
kitchen veranda, yard
space. Contact Eddie. Tel.
611-8912, 227-3788.

3-bedroom, 2-storey, good
neighbourhood, Gazebo,
basketball court & Direct
TV. Price negotiable.
FULLY furnished three
(3)-storey house with spacious
well-developed lawns. Six (6)
self-contained rooms (5 are
air conditioned), three (3)
other rooms (2 are air
conditioned), three (3) sitting:
areas, two (2) dining areas,
two (2) verandahs, two (2)
kitchen areas, maid's quarter
& outdoor swimming pool.
For additional information/
enquiries, contact 226-3361,
227-7829, 226-6594.
TRIPLE lots in
Alberttown, business and
large house front building
measuring 30 ft. x 60 ft.
Front building earns
average US$1 000. Back
building equipped with all
modern features wall-to-wall
carpet, fully air-conditioned
- (7 AC units), large
verandah, bar, fully grilled
and lots more. Must see to
appreciate. Price negotiable.
Space to park 12 cars. Phone
- 624-8402/227-7677/225-
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.
UNITY, E. C. DEM. 2-
bedroom cottage on 18 000
sq. ft. of land, just off the
public road $3.5M. GOED
FORTUIN, WBD 4-bedroom
2-flat $13M. KINGSTON 2
large 3-storey buildings, on
over 12 000 sq. ft. of land
US$500 000 (neg.). BEL AIR
PARK 3-bedroom one-flat -
$35M and a great 8-bedroom
mansion, with swimming pool
- large 5-storey business -
US$850 000, and lots more
all over. Call 226-7128, 615-
"The home of better
REAL ESTATE prices are
falling, falling. By NOW -
Garnett Street reduced to -
$9M; Gordon Street $7.5M;
BV $8M; Meadow Brook -
$12M; Republic Park
$14.5M; South Ruimveldt -
$9M; Norton Street, new -
$9M; Da Silva Street -
$10.5M; two houses, land
from $6M to $11M; Prashad
Nagar $11M; Queenstown -
$11M; 4't Street, Alberttown
on double lot $16.6M;
Massive 3-family in Sec. K.,
income of $275 000 each
month. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty of 129 Duncan Street,
Bel Air Park or Ms. Tucker #
225-2626, 231-2064.
HIGH St., Charlestown,
property on land 31' x 80'
- $18M; one two-flat
concrete building o.n 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
ood 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 % 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,

- 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
cail. Day 226-7806;
evening 225-8410.

1 1500-FT Drill rig.
Call tel. 641-7073.
PRINTER. TEL. 645-4649.
290 TRACTOR selling
for parts. Tel. 621-0694,
SALE. TEL: #611-0881
MARKET. 231-4504, 645-
1 DOBERMAN, male,
fully grown. Contact 256-
AT 212, three months
old. Contact Raymond.
Tel. 254-0694.
5 NEW Frigidaires 12
000 BTU air conditioners
with remote. Contact Bert
- 624-7643.
ONE (1) all-purpose
singer sewing machine, for
details. Call 618-5537.
enticing French and
American lingerie. Call
225-4495 or 626-3178.
LAB equipment full
works to start a lab and 1
Yamaha generator, 2 600
watts. Tel. 225-3199.
SALE new Moto V3
RAZR1Magent $50 000,
1 BIk $48 000. Call Wesle
Andy at 231-3947.
breed Germany Shepherd
and Pitbull pups. Call
Debra 218-1352, 647-
GOING out of business.
Internet Cafe computers,
scanners, printers, copiers,
chairs, desks, etc. Call 227-
1319, 225-4709.
length ) x 3 % ft. (height).
trong and sturdy, only
$15 000 each. Phone
226-2962 or 225-7015.
LAPTOPS, Digital
cameras, video projectors,
keyboards, guitars, DVD
recorders, flat screens, etc.
ONE 40 Hp Mercury
outboard engine,
excellent condition.
Price $700 000. Phone
223-9709, 265-6180.
IMPORTED furniture
and household items
including, TV, computer,
fridge, etc. 614-5321, 226-
LARGE amounts of ome
spares for 25/45 engines,
Johnson and Evinrude at
Parika Fish Port Complex.
2 UPRIGHT, double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.),
1 Coco Cola Cooler, 1
warmer. Tel. 627-8749 or
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.
AC UNITS brand new,
5 000 150 BTU, Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at
613-3319 or 226-7973.
Going reasonable.
DINING table 82" x 42",
no chairs, TV & cabinet 71
2" x 55", stereo cabinet -
74" (L) x 48 (H). Call 226-

ONE music set, 2 bass
boxes, 4 mid ranges, 1
horn, 2 amplifiers, 1
crossover & DVD player.
Contact 220-9058, 609-
FOUR Copiers, Cannon
Sharp. Paper cutter,
laminator, binder,
typewriter. All new, going
for one price. Tel. 226-
1 FOOD Cart complete
with deep fryers storage
compartments and more.
Also Food Warmers. Tel.
MOTHER and father of
the pups are short and fluffy.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
8 weeks old. Call 220-4825
or 618-6198.
1 HOME gym $20
000, 1 sml. chair set $15
000, 7-pc mahogany
dining set $35 000, T sml
Mabe fridge $20 000.
Tel. # 627-3593.
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated &
dewormed $15 000 each.
Tel. 229-6527, 610-8071.
WestPoint refrigerator, Sony
VCR, antenna pole,
household furniture.
Bargain prices. Telephone
STALLS located at
Bourda Green, in busy
area at affordable prices -
$250 000, etc. or rent at
$16 000. Contact # 641-
1252, 218-1176.
ZENITH 42" Plasma
TV, Philips 64" flat screen
TV, Bose 321 Home
Entertainment System
Series Two. 226-4177,
225-2319, 641-2634.
BODY parts AT 170,
AT 150, AE91, EE 96, EP
71, EP 82, FB 12, FB 13,
ST 182, SV 22, engines
transmissions 5 A, 4A, 4E,
3S, 4S. Tel. 227-2835.
ONE (1) Stanley hand
held hydraulic jack
hammer, model BR 89/90.
Two (2) model air plane
engines with Futaba
radio. Call 220-1177 or
HAOJUE Scooter 2
yrs olds, 11,000 Km;
insignia 7" portable VDV
player in box; computer
with 17" Sony monitor.
Call 225-8971, 648-3620.
YAMAHA Virgo 750cc
motorcycle just imported
into country, not registered,
will register at no cost to
buyer $250 000. Phone
624-8402, 227-7677.
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-
JOHN Deere 30 KVA
diesel generator like
new, Lovson 10 Hp engine,
large compressor with
tank, large grinding
machine with stones. 226-
4177, 225-2319, 641-
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.
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2
drills; 1 saw; 1 Jialing
motorcycle, next to new;
1 amplifier; 1 truck pump;
1 battery charger; 1 bicycle.
Tel. 265-5876.
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diesel engine with twin disc
pto on bed, good 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
JUST off wharf
Kenworth tractor unit and
40-ton detachable low boy
trailer powered by a 3406
TA Caterpillar engine, 425
Hp. Both items are in
immaculate condition.
Must see to appreciate.
Call 218-3899, 623-1003,
SUITE, fridge,
television, stereo, printer,
mattress, microwave,
blender, percolator, iron,
lamps, vase, stabiliser,
glasses, ornaments,
utensils, pots, gas
cylinder, canisters, knives,
night stands, cutlery,
crockery, tools. Owners
leaving 218-3851, 226-
JVC 1 000 Watts 5 DVD/
CD/MP3 Hone theatre
system; Sylvania 20" flat
screen television; Canon
Digital Photo Printer;
Panasonic 2.8GHZ Cordless
telephone with extra
handset, Black and Decker
LCD Blender, crystal vase.
Owner migrating 218-
3851, 231-1151.
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, 218-1469.
1 6-INCH joiner, 110 -
240V on bench $45 000, 1
skill mitre adjustable saw,
110v $35 000, 1 hand cross
cut saw, 110 v $15 000, 1
large heavy duty bench
grinder, 110 v $25 000, 1
edge sander, 110 v 240 v
on stand $45 000, 1 electric
chain saw, 110 v $50 000,
1 Yale Y2 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 money and
gums and ammo and
tools 3 x 2 x 12 $10
000 3 x 2 x 15 $15
000 3 x 2 x 12 $18 000,
USA Model, 1 110 -
240V pressure water
pump complete with
pressure tank and switch
- $40 000, 12 private
Oxygen bottles, no rent
paia $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
000, 3 new fire
extinguishers in box $10
000 each, 100 new good
ear truck liners, size 20 -
$1 000 each, 1 new
complete imported
Satellite Dish Stand large
- $100 000, 1 Xerox 5028
copier needs servicing
240v on stand $100
000, 6 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-

ONE GE four-burner gas
stove. One large rug, ready
made curtains and other
household items.
Telephone 225-0056
ONE new 56 QT.
COOLER ($13 500) ONE
CASE ($3 000). CONTACT
Shelly 644-9440, 616-
TRUCK for sale model
- TK; one 7-piece dining
set (glass); 1 microwave
(Sharp); 1 (Sharp) VCR; 1
washing machine (Avanti);
1 six-piece Amanda (Suite).
Telephone # 610-5752.

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EASTER Bunnies,
singularly or in pairs. Price
depending on age-size.
Call or visit the Rabbit
Farm, 19 Coverden, E.B.
Dem. Tel. 261-5366, 227-
8998, Rabbit meat as
1997 FORD Ecnoline
van $70 000, 2 15 Hp
Envirude outboard engine,
1 7Hp Sears outboard
engine. All in perfect
working condition. Contact
N. De Freitas, Plantation
Sarah Johanna, EBD. Tel.
television, 1 white
Westinghouse double door
fridge, 1 Whirlpool chest
freezer, 1 Chester drawers.
Contact 226-0616, 170
Garnett St., Newtown,
COMPLETE workshop
including lathes drill press
and welding plant, two
STIHL 0.76 chain saws.
614-5321, 226-7613.
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 hrs.
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 -
1 Ford F 150, 1 285
Massey Ferguson Tractor, 2
Portable welder (1 gasoline
& 1 diesel), 1 bobcat, 1 -
100 KVA alternator &
transformer, 1 Cummings
engine. Call 225-7332 or
SKY Universal,
authorised dealer for the
best offer in Phillips digital
dish. View up to 125
channels including Pay Per
View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel.
231-6093, 227-1151
double beds, 4 ordinary
sewing machines, 1 heavy
duty sewing machine, 1
divider, 1 cabinet, 1 floor
model gas stove, 1 Daewoo
fridge, 2 20" TVs. Tel. 621-
0055, 625-2883, 222-2300

FORD Tow truck,
electrical work. 624-8402

ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
Model M truck. Tel:
CALL 612-7813.
ONE refrigerated truck,
GFF series. Call Tel. #
MINI for sale, good
condition. Call # 613-7531,
minibus 15 seats -
$1.7M neg. Tel. # 642-
AT 192, PJJ series, fully
loaded. Contact 623-0875.E
PCC series $1.4M neg.
Tel. 226-0170.
PCC 8604. Price neg.
Contact 225-1923 or 225-
1 NISSAN Atlas (Canter)
in perfect condition. Tel. #
663-7692, 663-8904.
Corolla, working condition.
Reasonable priced. Call
1 JEEP Wrangler
excellent condition for sale.
1 Jeep Wrangler shell. Tel.
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. $900
000. Call 265-3989.
ONE AT 192 Carina, in
excellent condition price
neg. Contact # 220-9058,
ONE Toyota AT 170, in
good condition, AC, CD
Player, etc. Tel. 660-7574.
ONE Refrigerated truck.
No reasonable offer refused.
Call Tel. # 623-7212.
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon, 5 A engine,
automatic, like new. 74
Sheriff St., C/ville 223-
4 WD tractor, 1900 hours.
Call 226-1856, 227-5468.
Carina stick gear
wagon. Call Jeffrey -
1996 FORD Ranger XLT,
V6, 2 x 4 WD, 3.0L, huge
tray, CD player, 54 500 miles.
Ideal for construction
purposes. Asking $1.2M
neg. Contact 624-0790 or
623-3565 anytime.
1 TOYOTA Carina, PGG
series, excellent condition.
Any reasonable offer
accepted. Call 231-7774 -
(Home), 661-4635 (Cell).
1 STARLET Glanza
Turbo 1 AT 192 Carina, both
fully powered. Tel. 226-0041,
auto CD player, mags,
spoiler, PGG series. Price -
$1 075 000 (neg.). Tel. No.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab 4 x 4, PFF series, in very
good condition. Contact 335-
064, 614-2873.
ONE Toyota Ceres, fully
loaded, one owner. Wel
maintained. Call 618-7179,
Carina, PJJ series, excellent
condition, music, A/C, mags.
Call 265-3869.
TOYOTA AE 100 Ceres -
PHH series, AC, mags, -
$1.1M neg. Rajen 275-
0208, 626-0350.
TOYOTA Caldina wagon
car automatic, excellent
condition. Price $1.2M. Call
Contact 54 Craig St., C/ville.
Tel. 227-2435.
automatic, excellent driving
condition $375 000
negotiable. Owner leaving
country. 628-0892 after 4
pm, 628-7737 anytime.

1 TOYOTA Carina AT
170 private, fully
powered, working
condition, never in hire -
$700 000 neg. Call 225-
original parts and excellent
condition, 91 model. 1 Jeep
Wrangler shell with
documents. Contact # 625-
1188, 220-4858.
ONE Honda Civic,
VTEC engine, automatic,
AC, Alarm, stereo system,
17" rims, crystal lights.
Excellent condition. Call
1 USED Toyota Hilux
pickup long tray GHH series,
diesel engine. Contact Tel. #
220-2034, 220-1787.
ONE White volkswagon
EFI, 1 600cc convertible
electronic top. First owner.
Must sell. Tel. 226-6527.
Tennessee, Night Club.
1 White AT 170 Corona -
automatic, AC, perfect
condition, mags. $875 000.
Call 611-5370, 231-2612.
TOYOTA Camry in very
good condition automatic,
power steering, power
windows $700 000 neg. 660-
1 ST 190 TOYOTA Corona
- fully powered, automatic,
AC, mag rims, music $1 325
000 neg. Tel. 627-3438.
ONE Toyota Sprinter AE
100, PGG series fully
powered. Price 1 020
000. Contact Richard 623-
ONE Toyota Ceres, fully
loaded, one owner. Well
maintained. Call 642-0682,
618-7179, 254-0550.
excellent condition, mags,
music, fully powered $1.2M,
neg. Tel: 622-0192, 259-
TOYOTA AT 192 Carina,
fully powered, automatic,
excellent condition. Tel. 226-
9316, 617-1505.
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.
TOYOTA AT 192 Carina,
fully powered, automatic,
excellent condition. Tel.
226-9316, 617-1505.
1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
(diesel) 13 seater, manual
$4.1 million. Please contact
Corona excellent
condition, mag rims, fog
lamps, original spoiler.
Price neg. Telephone 622-
1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter,
PHH series, excellent
condition, fully loaded, fully
powered. Contact 623-4572,
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy
rims & Sony CD player.
Priced to go. # 621-7445.
truck long tray, 17 feet 4D
32, a/c, immaculate
condition. 74 Sheriff St. #
ONE Coaster bus in
ood working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
series, clean mags, spoiler,
tint, music, alarm. Call 264-
2732, 264-1215.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara. 4-door. Call 227-5500,
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
PJJ series, mags. A/C, music,
excellent condition. $1.3 neg.
Tel. 225-6402.
1 GX 81 Toyota Mark 11
fully powered, mag rim, clean
condition going cheap.
Contact 648-9706 or 226-7855
- Sham.

AT 192 PHH series, first
owner, never worked hire,
in excellent condition $1
350 000 neg. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141 Shahab.
1 AE 110 Vintage
Sprinter, PHH series,
excellent condition, fully
loaded, fully powered.
Contact 623-4572, 222-5053.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW, PM, PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021,
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck,
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
96 TOYOTA Tacoma
Extra Cab 4 WD. Manual,
bed liner, bull bar, mag rims,
AC, music $2.3M neg. 622-
6635, Mike.
% TON Ford Truck,
enclosed, parts for Mercedes
200 series, engine &
transmission for minibus. 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.
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, 648-8153.
1 3Y mini bus long base,
excellent condition $525 000
neg. Tel. Dave Auto Sales -
225-1103, 643-6909, 231-
ONE AT 192 Carina motor
car with CD Player, Spoiler
and man rims. Price $1 200
000. Call 227-0902 or 227-
1 TOYOTA Single Cab
(3Y engine), long tray, solid
deff, 4 x 4 Pickup, GHH series
- $1.3M neg. 227-4040, 628-
0796, 618-7483.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner
LHD, V6 engine immaculate
condition, (automatic) -
$1.7M. 227-4040, 628-0796,
ONE G-Touring Wagon -
PJJ series, 45 000 km,
showroom condition $1 550
000 neg. Tel. 621-6452.
ONE 4-Runner, excellent
condition with CD, mags, V6
engine, left hand drive. Price
- $1.5M negotiable. Call 640-
good condition mag rims,
stick gear, tape deck. Tel:
626-6837 after hours #
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough
or Timber Grant. Price
neg. Contact Lawrence.
Phone 322-0309.
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Price
$500 000 neg. Call 226-
2833 or 233-3122.
in immaculate condition; 1
- Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
220-5516, 220-5323.
TOYOTA 4-Runner V6
engine, left hand drive,
mag rims, music system,
etc. Excellent condition.
622-6746. Price $1.6
million neg.
Corona in good working
condition automatic, PW. 1
AE 81 Toyota Corolla. Price
neg. Phone 220-9801.
NISSAN Pulsar, late
PHH series, auto, low
miles, air-conditioned,
fully powered, CD changer,
hardly used, first owner,
excellent condition $1.9
million. Call 227-7677,

-CD, mag, spoiler and AC.
Tel. # 227-1845, 9 am 4
pm, 229-6253 anytime.
MITSUBISHI refrigerated
truck 3 tons, diesel, power
window, mirrors, AC, good
condition $2.2 million. Call
227-7677, 624-8402.
FORD Tow truck with
electric winch, revolving
lights. Truck in good
condition. Engine and
gearbox need minor work -
sold as is. $8750 000. Phone
227-7677, 624-8402, 225-
190E Mercedes Benz,
Special Edition automatic,
fully powered, 2.6 6-cylinder,
full flair, package, lots of
extras. Must see. Have minor
work. Sold as is $1 450 000
cash. Phone 227-7677, 624-
LINCOLN Town car (Ford)
4-door luxury Sedan -
automatic, power windows,
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.
ONE Chevy minivan 7-
seater, PHH 6018; One
Toyota Celica 2000cc 2-
door, car PCC 2870. Price to
go. Call 264-2452, 646-3055.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder alf are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
GREIA luxury Cruiser
with manufacturer's tint, just
registered $17M; Toyota
Mark 2 $2.5M; Carina PJJ
series $1.1M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
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 662-4249.
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, A/C, mag rims, step
bars, crash bars, roof rack, C
Player. Price $3.2M (neg).
Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902.
(Private), automatic, fully
powered, mag rims. Price -
775 000. Contact Rocky -
# 621-5902, 225-1400.
Sprinter (PHH series),
automatic, fully powered,
mag rims, immaculate
condition. Price $1 250
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-
1 TOYOTA GX 81 Mark
11 (4-cylinder new engine),
automatic, fully powered,
mag rims. Price $925 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902.
series, 4-door, fully powered,
A/C, chrome, mag rims crash
bar, sun roof, CD Player, auto
4-wheel drive. Contact Tel.
# 270-4225, Cell 615-1728
ISUZU Trooper 4 x 4
Turbo diesel, automatic,
looks like Prado, fully
powered, mags, TV, DVD, 10-
disc CD changer, sun roof,
like new. Must be seen. 74
Sheriff St. 223-9687.
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 621-5902.
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 621-5902.

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ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully powered, 8
seats, like new. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 223-9687.
1 4-RUNNER automatic,
excellent condition $1.4M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
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 $1.4M. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
TOYOTA Double Cab
Pickup, PJJ series, never run
out of town, in immaculate
condition $3.4M neg.
Owner leaving country. Call
276-0313, 626-1141 -
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.
4, 280 GE; 3 Nissan Extra Cabs;
4 x 4 diesel Pickup; 1 Toyota
Corona Prerrio; 1 Toyota Carina
AT 170. Contact 623-5463,
223-9860, 218-4094.
TWO Honda CRVs in
excellent condition. Inspection
c be done from Mon. Fri.,
11 am 4 pm at Avinash
Complex A & B Water Street.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829.
1 TOYOTA Mark 11, GX
81 excellent condition,
remote start, alarm, DVD/CD
Player, brand new tyres and
magrims, very low mileage, A/
C, fully powered. Call 613-
0613, 624-6628/648-9706.
TOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab Pickup, PJJ series, new
model; Nissan Pathfinder 4-
door 1996 model, Honda
Delsol Short car, BMW 318i
Short car. 226-4177, 225-2319,
1 3-TON enclosed
Nissan Canter, 1 2-ton
enclosed Toyota Canter, 2
12-seater minibuses, 1
Honda Legend car, 1 Nissan
Vannette bus, sold as scrap.
Contact Tel. 625-2883, 222-
NISSAN Bluebird Wagon
(Z200 Engine). Excellent
condition. Gear. Price $550
000 (neg.). Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
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.
- ideal for Road Construction
and Hymac 580c. Tel. 643-
1 AT 170 Carina, PHH
series, perfect condition $875
000 neg. Contact 233-5998. 1
929 Mazda Wagon, back
wheel drive need minor
bodywork, good working
condition S275 000 neg.
Contact 233-5133 (W), 233-
6250 (H).
- 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,
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha O/B
engine; 1 Mini Bus scrap; 1 KE
10 engine & gear box; /2 HP
motors: poultry waters, trays
troughs, etc.: 1 wooden boat,
1 paper feeder, spray cans,
computers and more. Must be
sold. Owner leaving country.
Contact Tel. 233-6262
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.

VEHICLES for sale by
Tender AE 91 Toyota
Sprinter in working condition;
AE 91 Toyota Corolla in
working condition, 3 crashed
Toyota Hiace IRZ minibuses,
crashed Honda CRV. Contact
NAFICO Motor Insurance
Division, to arrange
inspections, 189 Charlotte
Street, Lacytown,
Georgetown. Tel. No. 227-
0444, 227-8696-7.
Recent shipment from
Japan. Toyota Carina AT 192
- $675 000, Mitsubishi Lancer
CK 2 $925 000, Toyota
Corolla AE 111 $850 000,
Toyota Corolla Wagon $650
000, Mitsubishi Mirage $1
050 000, Mitsubishi RVR -
$925 000, Toyota Raum $1
100 000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on the
Wharf. Contact Fazela Auto
Sales 276-0245, 628-4179.
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 ClroJ St.,,.
bet. Albert & Oronoque Sts:
Tel. 225-0773, 615.40095,
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,
To ota 12-seater minibus -
$400 000, Toyota Xtra Cab
Tundra (never registered) -
$4.5M, Mercedes 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.
Silverado Pick Up, enclosed,
5-door, power steering, mag
wheels, good tyres, automatic,
good for Interior transportation
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Lenton leads

way as ...

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than at the Melbourne Aquatic Centre, which they have turned
into their own golden pond.
They won all four women's finals, including a clean sweep in
the freestyle sprint, and the men's disability race, which has been
included on the medal's table for the first time.
Lenton consolidated her place as the world's fastest female
swimmer by beating her team mate Jodie Henry, the world and
Olympic champion.

Lenton regained the world record from Henry seven weeks ago
at the Australian trials but had never won a major international title
over 100m until yesterday.:
"That was just awesome, I'm over the moon," Lenton said.
Jones narrowly missed'breaking her own world record in the
200m and needs only to wil the 100m to complete the breaststroke
treble. Sophie Edington set~sGames record in winning the women's
100m backstroke.
Australia's reliance on lan Thorpe and Grant Hackett in the
men's events was shown.. p yet again when England won the
4x200m relay for the first time and Christopher Codk led an En-
glish one-two in the final of the men's 100m breaststroke, pipping
his team mate James Gibsdby 0.12 seconds.
Gregor Tait won the 20am backstroke, giving the Scots a record
third swimming gold afteraitlin McClatchey's and David Carry's
victories on the opening night.
Australia's dominationiof the cycling events also came to an
abrupt halt when the hosts in the team pursuit final
and England's Victoria Pei ileton defeated Australia's Anna Meares
in the sprint final.
But none of the visitors could catch Bayley in the men's sprint
as he added another gold medal to his victory in the keiren.
"I love to sprint," he said. "The keirin is fun but the sprint is
the business for me."
Australia also cleanedip in gymnastics, with Joshua Jefferis
and Chloe Sims winning their all-around titles, and the hosts fi-
nally broke through to wii both triathlons.
So often a force at wcid championships, Australia had never
won a Commonwealth o Olympic gold medal in triathlon but
Emma Snowsill and Brad Kahlefeldt emphatically ended that glar-
ing statistic with runaway wins.
"Ding, dong, the witch is dead," Australian triathlon coach
Bill Davoren said.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 19, 2006"

Greaves is back on

top of local cycling

By Isaiah Chappelle
ALONZO Greaves firmly re-
established himself at the top
of the country's cycling,
sprinting away with the fea-
ture 35-lap Schoolboys &
Novices race in the 4th Dia-
mond Mineral Water meet at
the National Park, yesterday.
Greaves clocked one hour
21 minutes 39.16 seconds, beat-
ing Darren Allen to second, with
-fast-rising 14-year-old Geron
Williams finishing third and
Gerald Fowler fourth to com-
plete the first bunch.
Albert Philander and
Jaikarran Sookhai sprinted to
take fifth and sixth respectively,
one lap later.
Greaves claimed two sprint

_prizes, and Allen and Fowler
three each.
This is Greaves' second
consecutive win at the National
Park and his third consecutive,
his last being the Cheddi Jagan
Memorial 80 km road race on
the Corentyne, since he went
through a slump from mid last
The surprise of the day,
however, was Geron Williams
conceding victory to Christo-
pher Holder in the Juveniles ten-
lapper, with Enzo Matthews
third. Williams and Holder
claimed one sprint prize each.
Holder started the day, win-
ning the 12-14 Years three-lap
event that Williams is barred
from because of his normally
outstanding performance.

Johnathan Fagundes was sec-
ond and Dillon Collins third,
with Holder taking the sprint
In the Veterans Under-45
five-lapper, Kennard Lovell was
first, along with claiming the
sprint prize, Virgil Jones second
and Shameer Baksh third, while
Compton Persaud won the
Over-45 event, with Monty
Parris second and Anthony
Farinha third.
The Upright top prize went
to Mitchroy George, along with
the sprint prize, with Walter
Grant-Stuart second and Caerus
Cipriani third.
In the BMX races, Ravendra
Karim won the 6-9 two-lapper,
with Jonathan De Abreu second
and Kumar Dass third, while


Cuban National Omar Miranda
was first in the 9-12 division
and Tariq Baksh second.
Fagundes won the 12-14
race, ahead of Neil Reece and
Carlos Thom, while the Open
race went to Grant-Stuart, sec-
ond Travis Glasgow and third
Ryan Bharrett.
The 6-12 Girls race went to
Sherri Alli, with Ashley An-
thony second.
Demerara Distillers
Limited's Marketing repre-
sentative Alisia Katideen
presented the prizes.

Tenders must be submitted in
writing, sealed and addressed to
Bibe Shameeun Backer, Lot 10,
Water Street. Bagotstown, East
Bank Demerara no later than March

From back page
and Boateng of Ghana.
Two players would advance from the group.
Defending Men's team champions England lost to Wales, Friday night, in a thriller.
In squash, National champion Shawn Badrinath and Canada-based Max Weithers reached the
quarterfinals of the plates competition.
Chef de Mission K. Juman-Yassin said he was "very enthused" with the performance of the team.
"They are playing as a unit and are very competitive, displaying a professional approach."
The Chef de Mission disclosed that former England great'Allan Cooke who was now competing
with the English National team seemed very impressed with Guyana's team and extended an invitation
to us to play in England.
"The team is now rounding into form, playing in an air-conditioned environment with Duromat floors."
Guyana were on national television and Sky Sports and other Mediterranean and European
countries when they faced Wales in a very entertaining match on court number one.
David lost 3-1 against Adam Robertson, number five ranked player, Khan extended Stephen Jenkins in three
close matches and Lewis played Ryan Jenkins very close 15-11, 15-11, 15-9 matches.
Players now will all receive world rankings making it easier for Guyana in future international
competitions, since world ranking is used to rate players in competitions and determine the order of
play, therefore avoid meeting the stronger teams first and having a better draw.
In swimming, Onan Thom and Orlando McRae were due to start competing at the Melbourne
Aquatic Centre in Thom's strongest event, the Butterfly stroke, yesterday afternoon.

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28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE Mar h 19, 2006

Dark l s A trCHRNaa to

Debutant Clark leads Australia to victory

By Telford Vice

CAPE TOWN, SA (Reuters) -
Debutant Stuart Clark
helped Australia clinch a
seven-wicket win over South
Africa with 30 minutes re-
maining on the third day of
the first Test, yesterday.
The 30-year-old fast bowler
picked up four for 34, taking
his match figures to nine for 89,

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as Australia bowled the home
side out for 197 in their second
The visitors then reached
their 95-run target for the loss
of Justin Langer (34), Matthew
Hayden (32) and captain Ricky
Pointing (1).
Paceman Makhaya Ntini
collected three for 28 in 10
overs but Mike Hussey (14 not
out) and Damien Martyn (9 not


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out) steered Australia home.
Earlier, Clark was the chief
destroyer as South Africa lost
their last five wickets for 89
"It's always hard work,
even if it sometimes looks easy,"
said Clark after registering the
third-best figures by an Austra-
lian debutant.
"The phone hasn't stopped
ringing, I've had to turn it off,"
he told reporters while referring
to the congratulatory messages
he had received from friends and
family back home.

South Africa skipper

Graeme Smith, who was
fined 30 percent of his match
fee for showing dissent when
trapped lbw for 16 by Shane
Warne on Friday, was full of
praise for Clark's bowling.
"He was unbelievable, he
got the ball to move both ways
and he was consistent," said
Smith. "He has wonderful po-
Clark struck with the ninth
ball of the day, Jacques Kallis
caught behind for 36 while at-
tempting to cut.
Ten overs later Ashwell
Prince dabbed at a leg-side de-
livery from Clark and was also
snapped up by Adam Gilchrist
for 27.

Clark then caught and
bowled Nicky Boje for 14 be-
fore bowling Andre Nel for four.
The South Africans
struggled on a pitch that has
offered movement off the
seam throughout the match,
with 30 wickets falling in
eight sessions.
South Africa's best efforts
came fromJacques Rudolph and
Andrew Hall, who shared 50
for the seventh wicket.
Rudolph was on 41 when he
tried to leave a fizzing leg-break
from Warne and was bowled off
the inside edge.
Hall hit four fours in his 34
not out while Warne picked up

Ci Castrol Under-15 cricket ...
-i Berbice and Essequibo

meet at Everest
NATIONAL all-rounder Jonathan Foo will lead Berbice in the 2006
S Castrol Under-15 Inter-county two-day cricket tournament
Foo, who represented Guyana for the past two years at the Under-
15 level, will have wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble as his deputy.
The full 14 players are: Jonathan Foo (captain). Anthony
Bramble (vice-captain), Jamal La Fleur, Manoj Puranauth.
Harrinarine Chattergoon, Seon Hetymer, lan Hooper, Eric Angel,
Sahadeo Somai, Jamally Odle, Naresh Mahadeo, Terrance
Madrimootoo, Keyron Fraser and Trevon Peters.
Adriel Park, Rajendra Ramcharitar, Jemoul Chisolm and Kevin
Jaigobin are the reserves.
Vemen Walter is the manager with Adrian Amsterdam the coach.
The Essequibo tean reads: Xavier McDonald (captain). Imran
Khan (vice-captain). Rovindra Pa-asram. Jaipaul Gangarani. Royvs'on
Aikins, Kenroy Sni. Jayson 'PauI, Sanjay Rajikuma;, ; Flo. i Henry..
Da'ie. Romeo. Ros-.,iopn Ric'hars. Ravindra Narinc. Keron : '!a'nec
and Keron MlcLennan.
The coach is Forbes Daniels while E!roy Stephncy is ihs mn;inger.
Berbice face r. W a-' inr t heir opening match fr:mn today
at Everest.

three for 77 and paceman Brett
Lee took two for 47.
Smith, whose team were
dismissed for 205 in the first in-
nings, laid part of the blame for
defeat on the pitch.
"In the first innings there
were loose shots but it was a
tough wicket to bat on," he said.
"Not only did it seam, it was

--. ---- '- .--: ..
SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 205 (S.
Clark 5-55)
Australia 1st innings 308 (M. Hayden
94, R. Ponting 74, A. Symonds 55)
SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings (oln
A. de Villiers c Gilchrist b Lee 7
G. Smith Ibw b Wame 16
H. Gibbs b Lee 0
J. Kallis c Gilchrist b Clark 36
A. Prince c Gilchrist b Clark 27
J. Rudolph b Warne 41
M. Boucher c Langer
b Kasprowicz 2
A. Hall not out 34
N.Boje c & b Clark 14
A. Nel b Clark 4
M. Ntini c Kasprowicz b Wame 6
Extras: (nb-7, w-3) 10
Total: (all out, 63.5 overs) 197

also two-paced."
Ponting agreed with his ri-
val skipper about the pitch.
"It was still going all over
the place this afternoon," he
said. "It never got hard and it
was quite thatchy on the top."
The second Test in the
three-match series starts in
Durban on Friday.

Fall of wickets: 1-20,2-20,3-37,4-75,
Bowling: B. Lee 17-5-47-2 (nb-2, w-
1), M. Kasprowicz 12-0-39-1 (nb-3), S.
Clark 16-7-34-4 (w-2),
S. Wame 18.5-1-77-3 (nb-2).
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings (target:
95 runs)
J. Langer b Ntini 34
M. Hayden c Gibbs b Ntini 32
R. Ponting Ibw b Ntini 1
D. Martyn not out 9
M. Hussey not out 14
Extras: (Ib-5) 5
Total: (for 3 wickets, 27.1 overs) 95
Fall of wickets: 1-71,2-71,3-76.
Bowling: A. Nel 7-1-25-0, M. Ntini 10-
3-28-3, A. Hall 5-1-16-0, N. Boje 5.1-1-
Result: Australia won by 7 wickets.

Strauss century puts

England in command

By Sanjay Rajan

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) -
An aggressive century from
Andrew Strauss guided En-
gland to a commanding 272
for three at the close of the
opening day in the third and
final Test against India, yes-
The opener struck 128 and
shared stands of 106 with
debutant Owais Shah, who re-
tired hurt on 50 due to cramp
in his hands, and 72 with Kevin
Pietersen (39).
Paul Collingwood (11) and
captain Andrew Flintoff (17)
were the not-out batsmen at
Strauss hit 17 fours plus a
six off leg-spinner Anil Kumble
as he notched his eighth Test
century to make India skipper
Rahul Dravid rue his decision to
field first.
The hosts, though, claimed
two wickets in the final hour to
slow England's progress.
Off-spinner Harbhajan
Singh had Strauss caught behind
by Mahendra Dhoni, who also
snapped up Pictersen off the
bowling of paceman
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.
Sreesanth had taken the
first wicket to fall when he had
lan Bell, opening after Alastair
Cook pulled out through illness,
caught by Harbhajan at point
for 18.
Strauss, who batted for five
and a half hours. reached three
figures with a sweep to the
fence off Harbhajan.
The 29-year-old Strauss
was reprieved irom the previ-
ous ball when t-, slashed at the
off-spinncr and offered a diffi-
cult chance to L'ravid at slip.

Sh ahw, an inded his Test
cd but .' h-; .' : '.'ihdrcw due
m a hou oif' ..:-.'oC!e!:leilis.
Th' 27- -old Shah hit
fast hov'' :r n Paiihan for
thre-e ,i'. or and

brought up his half-century with
a cover drive off Harbhajan.
Shah, who has played 15
one-day internationals, did not
resume after tea as Pietersen
joined forces with Strauss.
The hostile Munaf Patel
peppered Pietersen with short
balls and hit the batsman on his
right shoulder with a delivery
that reared from a length.
Pietersen responded by
swatting Kumble to the mid-
wicket fence and lofting
Harbhajan for a straight six
before he and Strauss fell
late in the day.
Dravid, playing in his 100th
Test, opted to field after win-
ning the toss at the Wankhede
Stadium but his plans for an
early breakthrough were
thwarted by a 52-run stand
from Strauss and Bell.
Sreesanth, returning in place
of leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.
was the only change to India's
Sachin Tendulkar be-
came India's most-capped
Test player, surpassing Kapil
Dev's record of 131.
England opted for a second
spinner on a pitch that is likely
to take turn as the game goes on,
off-spinner Shaun Udal joining
left-armer Monty Panesar.
Fast bowler James Anderson
replaced Steve Harmison, who
has a shin injury.
India are 1-0 up in the.

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A. Strauss c Dhoni b H. Singh 128
I. Bell c H. Singh b Sreesanth 18
O. Shah retired hurt, 50
K. Pietersen c Dhoni
b Sreesanth 39
P. Collingwood not out 11
A. Fiintoff not out 171
Extras: (,`-3, lb-3, nb-2, w-1) 9 q
To:.-"i: ('r 3 wickets, 89 overs) 272
Fii of ...ic!kets: 1-52, 2-230, 3-242.
Bowiiing: I. Pathan 11-1-53-0, S.
Sr-sssanth 17-4-51-2 (v/-1), MI. Patel
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Ireland claim

Triple Crown with

28-24 England win

By Mitch Phillips

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Ireland won the Triple
Crown with a dramatic 28-24
defeat of England after
winger Shane Horgan scored
his second try with less than
90 seconds to play in the final
game of the Six Nations,
Ireland end with eight
points, equal with France who
claim their 15th title on points
After France snatched a 21-
16 win over Wales, Ireland
needed to win by 34 points to
claim the title but will be happy
to have finished with a second
Triple Crown in three seasons

CAPTAIN'S move: Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll avoids the tackle of Scotland's defence during
their Six Nations rugby match at Lansdowne Road Dublin. (Photo: Yahoo Sports)

Granger helps Pacers ruin

return of Artest

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Danny Granger scored a
career-high 23 points to spoil
the return of Ron Artest as
the Indiana Pacers beat the
Sacramento Kings 98-93 in
National Basketball
Association play Friday in
The controversial Artest
played his first game in
Indianapolis since being traded
to the Kings after asking to be
dealt by the Pacers seven weeks
ago, and was the centre of
attention for most of the night.
He was greeted with boos
during the pre-game
introductions and was also
booed every time he touched
the ball, with Artest shooting
poorly from the field for most
of the night.
He managed 18 points, but
shot just 6-for-18 and made just
two of his 14 attempts in the
second half.
Artest was a central figure
in the infamous brawl between
the Pacers and the Detroit
Pistons that led to numerous
suspensions when players from
both teams went into the stands
and fought with fans. Artest
received a 73-game suspension
for his part in that brawl.
The Pacers did a good job
containing him and the other
Kings in the second half to
improve to 33-20 and snap
Sacramento's season-best five-
game winning streak.
Despite the loss, the Kings
are still 15-8 since acquiring

Artest in a deal for Peja
Stojakovic on January 25.
Stojakovic had a strong
game against his former team,
adding 20 points and pulling
down 12 rebounds for Indiana.
Jamaal Tinsley also had 20
points for the Pacers.
Stephen Jackson had 15
points and eight rebounds for
the Pacers, who shot 46
percent compared to just 40
percent for Sacramento.
Mike Bibby led
Sacramento with 22 points,
while Brad Miller had 17
points, nine assists and eight
rebounds. Bonzi Wells pulled
down 17 rebounds for the
The Kings were hot in the
first half, scoring 36 points in
the first quarter on the way to
taking a 52-41 lead at the half.
But Indiana made 10 of their
first 12 attempts to start the
second half to take the lead.
Indiana then out-scored
Sacramento 34-24 in the third
quarter and 23-17 in the final
quarter to complete the
In Toronto, Chris Bosh
scored 27 points and had 10
rebounds as the Raptors beat
the Milwaukee Bucks 97-96.
Mike James and Charlie
Villanueva both scored 14
points for the Raptors.
Bobby Simmons scored 21
points and Michael Redd
added 17 points for the Bucks.
In Washington, Dirk
Nowitzki scored 25 points and

England A beat

Windies A by 90 runs

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC England 'A' beat We
Indies 'A' by 90 runs in the fourth One Day of the fiv
match series at the Windward Club, on Friday.

E. Joyce c Simmons
b Richardson
*V. Solanki c Sammy
b Deonarine

M. Yardy c Simmons
b Best
J. Dalrymple st Baugh
b Banks
R. Bopara c wkpr Baugh

Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger, right, has his shot
tipped by Sacramento Kings centre Brad Miller during the
first quarter of an NBA basketball game. (Photo: Yahoo Sports)

had 13 rebounds as the Dallas
Mavericks beat the Wizards
Jason Terry added 25 points
for the Mavericks.
Gilbert Arenas scored 26

S b Hinds 1
R. Clarke run out 47
+S. Davies b Samuels 2
G. Batty c and b Deonarine 0
K. Ali not out 32
L. Wright run out 2
S. Mahmood not out 2
Extras (Ib4, w14, nb9) 27
TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 269
,st Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-15, 3-147, 4-
150, 5-200, 6-210, 7-211, 8-257, 9-267.
'e- Bowling: Best 6-0-34-1 (w3, nb6),
Richardson 7-1-29-1 (wl, nbl),
Sammy 3-0-21-0 (w3), Banks 10-0-
47-1 (w4), Hinds 10-1-49-1,
Deonarine 8-0-57-2 (w3, nb2),
Samuels 6-0-28-1.
1 L. Simmons c Batty
b Mahmood 11
62 D. Richards c wkpr
Davies b Mahmood 11

points and Antawn Jamison
added 21 points for the
In Atlanta, Deron Williams
scored 28 points as the Utah
Jazz beat the Hawks 111-101.

M. Samuels c wkpr Davies
b Wright 0
c Dalrymple b Mahmood 0
R. Hinds c Yardy b Batty 32
N. Deonarine b Batty 11
+C. Baugh c Wright b Batty 22
D. Sammy c Solanki b Yardy 25
0. Banks Ibw b Dalrymple 6
T. Best not out 14
A. Richardson not out 23
Extras (bl, lbll1, w12) 24
TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 179
Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-27, 3-27,4-35,
5-8, -97,7-110,8-133,9-135.
Bowling: Mahmood 10-1-33-3 (w8),
Wright 8-1-19-1 (w2), Batty 10-1-26-
3, Ali 8-0-34-0 (wl), Yardy 9-0-31-1,
Dalrymple 5-0-24-1 (wl).
Result: England 'A' won by 90 runs.
Man-of-the-Match: Vikram Solanki.

and their third successive win
over the world champions.
England, beaten by
Scotland, France and Ireland,
finish fourth for the second
successive season after another
off-beam display and the
pressure can only grow on
coach Andy Robinson.
"That was the 80-minute
performance we were talking
about for the whole Six
Nations," Ireland captain Brian
O'Driscoll told the BBC.
"The character that this
team has shown in this 80
minutes, to win a hat-trick of
performances against England,
is no mean feat and we will
celebrate it tonight."
England, showing six
changes from the team beaten
31-6 by France last week, never
stamped their authority on the
game despite getting off to a
flying start with a well-made
try for centre Jamie Noon after
only two minutes.
Ireland levelled when
winger Ben Cohen failed to deal
with a O'Driscoll kick allowing
opposite number Horgan to
snaffle the loose ball and touch

Ronan O'Gara converted
and added a penalty. England's
flyhalf Andy Goode also split
the posts as the visitors earned
an 11-8 halftime lead.
They stretched that with
another O'Gara penalty early in
the second half although a
Goode penalty kept England in
The world champions' best
period of pressure created a try for
lock Steve Borthwick, who burst
through a hole in the Irish defence
to ground under the posts.
England, however,
continued to spill the ball and a
lost lineout allowed number
eight Dennis Leamy to juggle
the ball and dive over the line.
Two Goode penalties edged
England back into a 24-21 lead
with five minutes remaining but
Ireland refused to bow.
A terrific attack ended with
Horgan diving over in the comer.
After the video referee ruled
that he had not strayed into
touch, the Irish fans went wild
in celebration of his try.
O'Gara converted to end
with 13 points.


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UG track & field c'ships ...

Education/Humanities dethrone

Natural Sciences

By Faizool Deo
were crowned champions of
the University of Guyana In-
ter-Faculty Track and Field
Championships on Friday at
the Camp Ayanganna ground.
The top faculty finished
with 149 points to dethrone last
year's winners Natural Sciences,
while Agriculture/Forestry fin-
ished second with 147, Social
Sciences third 137, Natural Sci-
ences fourth with 87 points,
Technology fifth with 81 points,
Health Sciences sixth with 76
points, Berbice Campus seventh
with 35 points and Staff dead
last with four points.
Emerging victorious in the
100 metres race was fourth year
Agriculture student Cleavon
Cameron who clocked a time of
10.E seconds, while Berbice
speedster Wazeem Immamdeen
finished second in 11.5 seconds.
Marvin Adams was the next to
cross the line in 11.9 seconds.
Last year's winner Edison
Jeffords was ruled out of the
event after a false start.
The 25-year-old Cameron
was also successful in the 200

m, clipping Jeffords, running for
the eventual winners. With a
steady pace Cameron clocked
22.8 seconds, while Jeffords fin-
ished in 24.5 and Natural Sci-
ences runner Naail Uthman third
in 25.9 seconds.
Anchorman Cameron struck
gold againin400x100metres relay
to propel his team to victory.
The 100m female finisher
was Health Sciences' Martine
Benjamin who clocked 13.4 sec-
onds, while Natural Sciences'
Rudy Overton finished in 13.6
seconds and Social Sciences'
Julieann King 14.2 seconds.
In the 200 metres Benjamin
finished second with a time of
30.5 seconds only to be outdone
by Sharon Hall in 29.6 seconds.
Cherrylyn Baptiste was third in
32.4 seconds for Natural Sci-
ences. Benjamin led her faculty
to victory in the 4x100m race,
running anchor. She passed a few
runners ahead of her to claim vic-
tory, while Social Sciences fin-
ished second with Natural Sci-
ences third.
Immamdeen, a first year stu-
dent at the Tain Campus, copped
the 400m race, clocking 56.9 sec-
onds, while Social Sciences stu-

dent Nigel Peter finished second
in 58.5 seconds and Uthman
third in 58.6 seconds.
On the distaff side it was Agri-
cultural/Forestry student Shebekie
Christian withatime of 1:16.5 min-
utes who was victorous inthe400m.
Social Sciences' CandacyToneywas
second in 1:16.9 minutes while
Tandika Griffith finished third in
Other track events included
the Men's 800m won by Social
Sciences' Gregory Wickham with
a time of 2:18.5 minutes, fol-
lowed by Gregory Hodge in
2:20.0 and Ewart Smith in 2:20.4.
The female 800m champion
was Anamika February with a
time of 6:38.6 minutes, while E.
Grant finished second with a
time of 7:56.5 and Danata
McGarrell just after in 9.25.
Wickham was also success-
ful in the 1500m clocking 5:02.7
minutes and finishing ahead of
Education's Kwabena Wright
who clocked 5:12.7. February
also finished first in the 1500m
in 6:38.6 minutes, while Grant
finished in 7:56.5.
The other relay was the
Women's 4x400m won by Natu-
ral Sciences in 5:27.7 minutes


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:

Wannaina/Kokerite Hill Water Supply Upgrading

Mahdia Water Supply



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 14,2006.

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
uL i U am1ilon veu. ucay, Aprl 14i., LUL,.

Project Manager
March 17, 2006

with Agriculture/Forestry finish-
ing secondnd Social Sciences
third. Agriculture/Forestry
copped first place in the men's
4x400 finishing in 3:54.2 min-
utes, while Technology crossed
the line second and Education
and Humanities third.
In the field events, Education's
Trishel Thomas was outstanding
winning all herevents. InJavelin she
threw 34.00 metres, close to 12
metres further than her closest op-
ponent Natasha Johnson who
reached 22.43m, while in the Dis-
cus she allowed the object to sail
32.03 metres before landing on the
ground and in the Shot Put a dis-
tance of 11:00 metres flat
Agriculture Seraiah Clarke
was victorious in the Discus and
the Javelin competitions. At first
he reached 32.90 metres, out-
throwing Technology student lan
Wills (27.52), while in the Jav-
elin he threw 41.24 metres. Wills
though was victorious in the shot
put event with a distance of
10.75 metres.
won the tug-o-war competi-
tion, while Social Sciences
won the three-legged race and
Natural Sciences the sack
Region Six schools
Skeldon Line
Path, Berbice
High emerge
SKELDON Line Path boys
and Berbice High girls
emerged the top teams in the
first competition of the Brit-
ish High Commission-spon-
sored schools volleyball series
at the Number 69 Village
President of the Guyana
Volleyball Federation (GVF),
Lenny Shuffler, praised the first
phrase of the tournament in Re-
gion Six.
Shuffler disclosed that 24
male and an equal number of fe-
male teams participated in the
competition, two Fridays ago.
He said that they used six
available courts and quickly
adapted to the all-fours version
of the game, showcasing exciting
competition among themselves,
good teamwork and discipline.
Skeldon High finished sec-
ond in the boys' competition,
and Comprehensive High third,
while in the girls' competition.
Canje Secondary finished second
and Comprehensive High third.
A great spin-off of the com-
petition, according to Shuffler,
is that players are trying to get
themselves more attached to
"The senior players in the
area met with ne'a'd indicated
that they will be getting more
actively involved in volleyball."
The GVF president said
they want to form nine teams in
the Upper Corentyne and asked
for the federation to hold a refer-
ceing seminar in the area.
Shuffler said that in the com-
petition the organising team
headed by Ruth Jaundoo and
former National player of the
60s and 70s, Philbert Moore. did
an excellent job.
The volleyball boss is now
of the tournament, the Region
Six Volleyball Extravaganza
billed for the Port Mourant
Community ground on April
7, will definitely be an excep-
tional display. (Faizool Deo)


i second division cricket...




for title

... Deosarran hits 93

By Ravendra Madholall

AN accomplished unbeaten 93 from National Under-19
opening batsman Krishna Deosarran spurred Lusignan to
a comfortable seven-wicket triumph against Malteenoes
Sports Club (NSCI to claim the Demerara zone Busta
second division 40-o\er title at the Demerara Cricket Club
(DCC) ground, in Queenstown, yesterday.
The technically correct left-hander, Deosarran hit 12 well-
limed fours and a solitary six. which landed on Crown Street,
off skipper and medium pacer Shawn Holder, while he engaged
in a significant 110-run third wicket partnership with Vishnu
Ramjeet who made a supportive 40 (five fours).
The East Coast team won the toss and inserted MSC (191

first strike on a perfect batting
track and they failed to
capitalise on it as they lost
Shemroy Barrington bowled
S: by Surajpaul Deosarran, who
r *,y, has been very consistent in the
S.- competition, for two.
Surajpaul Deosarran
also quickly accounted for
Dhanny Narayan, who had
his stumps disturbed for
nine as MSC slipped into
trouble at nine for two until
the impressive Imran
Hassan (49) and the
Experienced Deon Ferrier
KRISHNA DEOSARRAN (54) posted an encouraging
103-run stand for the third
Apart from the two batsmen, there was no other
valuable assistance from the Thomas Land batsmen, with
only Jeremiah Harris (a fighting 20) and Howard Chance
with 13 (a four and a six) towards the end.
Left-arm spinner Imran Khan snared four wickets for 36
from 6.2 overs, while he got good back-up from Surajpaul
Deosarran (2-28) and Demerara Under-15 opening batsman
Rajindra Naikbaran who finished with two for 22 from three
Lusignan began their run chase with a solid start. Narvan
Singh and Azam Haniff put together 28 in just six overs before
Haniff looped a simple catch to Barrington at short backward
point off medium pacer Hassan for 12.
Krsihna Deosarran came in at the important number
three position and immediately hit the ball elegantly and
%iith right-handed Singh saw their team's 50 come up in
the 10lh o'er.
At 66 for one, Singh pushed cautiously to a delivery
that kept relatively low from Georgetown Under-17 off-
spinner Clive Andries (1-32) and was bowled for 17 (one
four) before Ramjeet and the confident-looking Krsihna
Deosarran played comfortably and compiled their side's
100 in the 30th over.
Soon after Deosarran's 50. which was laced with seven fours
from 61 balls. Ramjeet lapsed in concentration after batting so
nicely and was caught by Hassan at deep backward square off
Holder (1-24).
Skipper Hardeo Sattaur three not out was with Krishnan
....-w.h.e.n Cn icT( '"' 'v ,h; ,edf ( 0?-)- ) "1! Ihl, cnit 'of l b;1
35 overs which broke the sequence of 24 successive wins from
Lusignan will now meet the runners-up of Essequibo
zone while Malteenoes will take on the winners. Dates
for that fixture will be announced later.

page 3 & 30.p65

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Inaugural Next Level Basketball ...

HERO in the final, shooting
guard Steve Neils Jr, was ad-
judged the Most Valuable
Player of the inaugural Next
Level Entertainment (NLE)
first division knockout bas-
ketball extravaganza that
ended on Tuesday at the
Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The presentation ceremony
was held on Friday at Water
Chris and winners Kashif &
Shanghai Kings received the
$200 000 cash prize and the
first place trophy.
Runners-up Ravens collected
$100 000, while third and fourth
place Courts Pacesetters and
Bounty Colts collected $50 000
and $25 000 respectively. All the
teams in the competition also col-
lected a water pitcher.
Neils amassed a total of 81
points, 24 rebounds, 17 assists
and 15 steals to take away the
MVP prize.
Another Kings' player, Ja-
son Alonzo, was awarded the
Best Defender, while Ravens
point guard Darcel Harris was
adjudged the Best Three-point

Representing NLE, Kashif
Muhammed said that the
organizers were considering
staging a schools competition
next, to nurture the nursery
players to the senior level.
He promised that next year
the club competition would
come bigger and better.
To get Georgetown teams
into the competition,
Muhammed had signed a Memo-
randum of Understanding
(MOU) with the Georgetown
Amateur Basketball Association
(GABA) agreeing and acknowl-
edging that there were some defi-
nite problems confronting bas-
ketball in Guyana.
He committed to work di-
rectly with GABA, in collabo-
ration with the Linden Amateur
Basketball Association (LABA),
in helping to resolve the issues.
The GABA is not
recognizing the Guyana Amateur
Basketball Federation (GABF)
and the promised talks should
materialise in the near future,
since it was agreed that it would
begin after the competition con-

DULY honoured: MVP Steve
Neils Jr (centre), Best
Three-point Shooter Darcel
Harris (second from right)
and Pacesetters captain
Royston Siland show off
their spoils with Next Level
Entertainment (NLE)'s
Yannick Charles (second
from left) and Travis Shep-
GABF president Godwin
McPherson and GABA presi-
dent Chris Bowman both at-
tended the presentation cer-


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TEN teams will clash in a
one-day hockey competition,
today, for both male and fe-
male players at the
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GGC) ground, Bourda.
The competition, staged
by the Guyana Hockey Board
of Control, flicks off the 2006
season and the women will be
competing in seven-a-side and
the men in 11-a-side formats.
There will be five teams in
both categories. The Men's
teams will be Everest, GCC,
Old Fort, Police and Western
Dragons and on the distaff side
GCC will field two teams,
while Everest, Old Ford and
Western Dragons will field one
Action begins at 09:30 h
with GCC 'A' tackling Everest
in the female action and Old
Fort playing Western Dragons
male team.
Later this week the
hockey board should start
the first and second division
ladies' leagues.

Scotia Kiddy

cricket under way
THE Scotiabank Kiddy cricket involving some 200 schools
countrywide was recently launched at the Guyana Cricket
Board boardroom, Regent Street, Bourda.
Marketing Manager of the exclusive sponsor, Ricardo
McKlmon said Scotiabank was delighted to join the West Indies
Cricket Board in launching this year's programme, two Fridays
ago, having been part of West Indies cricket since 1998.
McKlmon pointed out that the programme started with just
87 schools and now there were about 773 schools involved.
"We are very excited about the level of participation in this
programme as we believe it encourages children to not only ac-
quire an interest and passion for cricket, but it also strengthens
their interpersonal skills, self-confidence and self-discipline,"
McKlmon declared.
GCB president Chetram Singh said the partnership
with Scotiabank was getting stronger and stronger and con-
gratulated the company for its involvement in Caribbean
Representative of the Ministry of Education, Arnold Sukhraj,
applauded Scotiabank for the kiddy cricket venture because this
part of school cricket has been very useful in the development
of the game generally.
GCB territorial cricket development officer, Colin Stuart,
who is the coordinator of the programme, said there were nearly
200 schools across the country, divided into 12 zones, and when-
ever there was international cricket at Bourda, the kiddies would
have their games during the lunch interval.
He said the rules and regulations would be given to the coach
of the respective teams.
The small gathering included GCB vice-president Alvin
Johnson, who chaired the proceedings and GCB coach. Orin
The competition began two Saturdays ago. Some 15
teams in the Georgetown zone played at the YMCA ground
on Carifesta Avenue on Thursday last, with other matches
scheduled for the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground.

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Guyana advance to

table tennis

classification stage
... Badrinath, Weithers reach squash
GUYANA'S table tennis
team added another victory
in the Commonwealth
Games team competition,
beating Kenya 3-0.
National champion Mat-
thew Khan, Paul David and Idi
Lewis won for the local team
after Godfrey Munroe, David
and Lewis secured victory for
the 3-0 win over Tuvalu.
According to information
coming out of the Guyana SHAWN BADRINATH
camp, the team is now matched
against South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago and Ghana in classifi-
cation matches, which were due to start yesterday afternoon.
The Men's and Women's draws were done yesterday
afternoon, pitting David against Bence Csaba of Canada and
F. Lulu from Vanatu, Munroe against R. Lavale of Australia
and Kamau of Kenya, Khan against J. Ho of Singapore and
R. Padrath of Fiji, and Lewis against Nigel Webb of Jamaica
Please see page 27

Commonwealth Games

Lenton leads way as

Australia clean up

By Julian Linden
MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) Libby Lenton and Leisel
Jones collected their second gold medals as Australia domi-
nated the third day of the Commonwealth Games, yesterday.
Lenton won the women's 100 metres freestyle and led off the
triumphant 4x200m relay team while Jones added the 200m breast-
stroke title to her 50m success and remained on course for a unique
Olympic cycling champion Ryan Bayley also picked up his
second gold by winning the men's sprint and the host nation added
11 gold medals to raise their total to 23 with eight days of compe-
tition to go.

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England enjoyed their best day in Melbourne by winning five
gold, including two each in the pool and the velodrome, to overtake
India for second place in the standings with eight gold.
India won another three gold, yesterday, to take their tally to
seven with pistol shooter Samaresh Jung winning two events with
different partners.
Scotland won two more, including another surprise victory in
swimming, and South African sprinter Roland Schoeman captured
his second gold in the pool with victory in the 50m butterfly.
Australia won at least one gold in each of the six different
sports held yesterday but nowhere were they more dominant
Please see page 26

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I WAS a teenager when I first began to
appreciate the power of charm and charisma,
courtesy of my aunt Shirley as she hosted a
summer party in her garden. Splashing champagne
or rum punch into glasses, she chatted
conspiratorially with the women, flirted with the
men, played Frisbee with the kids and dug out an
old 78 record for a guest's father. She knew when
to be frothy and when to be focused; when to take
the floor and when to swing the spotlight
elsewhere. And as she spoke to you, her gaze
never wandered over your shoulder.
Charm is easy to spot, but tricky to pin down, especially as it
finds expression in various guises cheeky, earnest, blithe, urbane.
Inevitably, one thinks of charisma personified: Nia Long, Audrey
Hepburn, Cary Grant, Diana Ross, Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Mon-
roe. Add do-no-wrong Bill Clinton and just-out-of-reach Nicole
Kidman to the list. That's not to say lens-melting looks are
essential. The easy, elegant wit of Michael Palin and the no-non-
sense comnnitment of Bob Geldof make them charismatic, too.
Nor do you have to be of the same sex to be caught in a charmer's
gossamer net. When I interviewed Rev. Jessie Jackson his work,
his love life, his children in that breathy drawl he drew my atten-
tion away from everything and anyone surrounding him. Even if I
was being manipulated, I wanted it to be so.
Charm, you see, is never bland Margaret Thatcher was more
charismatic than John Major, Clinton more than Bush. Nor is it
synonymous with virtue. In fact, roguishness adds irresistible pi-
quancy to the pitch. Who hasn't been seduced by practised per-
formers? The charmers who purport to be captivated by you but
are able to brutally cut themselves free. Sadly, the subtext of well-
versed charm can be emotional detachment. Which is why one of
Ihe qualities I now find charming is the ability to take delight in
small things like a friend's husband who buys her flowers for
finishing a giant puzzle!
Recent research by Professor Richard Wiseman has identified
qualities charismatic people share. "They feel emotions strongly,
they induce these emotions in others and are impervious to the in-
fluences of other charismatic people," he says. In other words they
'infect' others with their personal energy.
Wiseman estimates 50 per cent of charisma is innate and 50
per cent can be learned, and offers such tips as keeping an open
body posture, maintaining eye contact, always sounding enthusias-
tic, touching people on the arm, being quirky or controversial and
letting others know they matter.
I've been practising what he preaches and it's true you can polish
your charismatic aura. In fact, I'd say the truly intoxicating ingredi-
ent in the charm cocktail is gracious confidence.
So now, for instance, I applaud the pianist in my local Chinese
restaurant when no-one dares. If I arrive at a hotel before I have
local currency, rather than loiter in the bathroom hoping the bell-
hop will hop it, I apologise. And I receive better service afterwards
than if I'd piled him with cash.
However, when I'm not confident, the charismatic moi collapses

like a badly baked cake. Awkwardness isn't charming. Princess Diana
knew this and was at her most captivating not when she whirled
round the dance floor with her wished-for Prince Charming, but
when she visited an old people's home and waltzed with a pen-
sioner. She realized to be charismatic, you have to be warm. And
this often requires being dazzlingly unembarrassed, too.

1. Thou shalt be as courteous to toilet attendants as you are to
Members of the Parliament.
2. Thou shalt ask questions and not look away during the answers.
3. Thou shalt not be an over blown prima donna it shrinks the
4. Thou shalt not be friendly with someone just because they can
do something for you its called being pretentious.
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What Not to Wear

to Work: 15 Things
By Kate Lorenz
YOUNG and ambitious, Olga showed up for her first day of work at
a transportation company wearing a low-cut top, fishnet stockings
and stiletto heels so high she could take only mincing steps. Olga
was a head-turner all right but for the wrong reasons.
After watching Olga get ogled for three days, her new boss
asked Beth, a young HR manager, to speak to her about her ward-
robe. "I tried to impress upon her the image of trust and credibility
the firm was trying to project," Beth explained earnestly. "I told
her that while her outfits were great for clubbing, they were send-
ing the wrong signals here at work."
Olga's response shocked her. "She unabashedly told me that
she couldn't help it if people felt threatened or turned on by her.
She was who she was and those people bothered by it were prob-
ably older, fatter and jealous."
"Just a few decades ago, companies were put off by women in
pants or men with scuffed shoes and rumpled shirts," says Human
Resources expert Lori Kocon. "Today we're seeing candidates come
in wearing sweatpants, flip-flops and tattoos. I'm all for self ex-
pression, but be forewarned: If you come in with piercings in your
tongue, I won't hear a word you're saying because I'll be completely
focused on how much that must have hurt."
"Yes, the workplace has become more casual," Kocon contin-
ues, "but there really are limits!"
While what you wear to work depends on your industry,
company, geographic region and the activities you have planned
for the day, most image consultants and corporate executives
agree that there are basic standards everyone should follow.
Here are 15 things that are never a good idea:
1. Underwear as outerwear. Camisoles or visible bra straps and
lingerie scream "eek!" not "chic!"
2. Workout gear. Save your muscle shirts and spandex for the gym.
3. Soiled, stained or rumpled clothing. Neatness counts. Better
to wear less expensive clothing that is immaculately cleaned and
pressed than to sport designer grunge.
4. Shorts. Whether of the Bermuda or Daisy Duke variety, wear-
ing shorts to work is just plain wrong.
5. Tattoos. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have made tattoos seem
almost mainstream, but many people are still put off by them. Best
to keep yours under wraps or disguised with a heavy spray-on
makeup made expressly to conceal tattoos.
6. Extreme hair color. Natural looking highlights are fine, but never dye
your hair blue, magenta or other colours not found in nature.
7. Too much cologne. A strong scent is a turnoff to most people.
Best to forgo fragrance and opt for the clean smell of soap.
8. Long, fake or wild-coloured nails. Keep your nails short and
neat. Avoid nail decals, black polish or "Elvira" length nails.
9. Grungy beards. In general, most companies prefer clean-
shaven men to, say, ZZ Top. If you just can't part with your facial
hair, at least keep it neatly trimmed. (And for gosh-sakes check in
the mirror after eating that powder-sugared doughnut!)
10. Micro-miniskirts. Make sure there is no more than three or
four inches between knee and hem. You want to be able to sit with-
out giving a peep show.
11. Overly revealing attire. Too little is too much. Breasts, back
and arms should be covered. Avoid overly snug fits by making sure
there is at least one inch of room between body and fabric.
12. Athletic socks with street shoes. Men, the devil's in the
details. People notice these things!
13. Body piercings. Studies show that most people view body
jewelry as unprofessional and that people with multiple piercings
are less likely to be hired or promoted.
14. Bare midriff. Make sure there is at least one-inch of room
between body and fabric and that your shirt it is long enough to
conceal your midriff. Let your clothes show off your good taste -
not your six-pack abs.
15. Low-rise pants. "Plumber's crack" is not acceptable any-
where. Period.
Finally, as a rule of thumb: If you have any doubt whether
something you have on is appropriate go back and change.

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y adnuS Chronicle March 19, 2006

Appellate Court

set aside



Evidence of children of tender age cited

By George Barclay

IN 1972, Alfred Kellman was convicted and
sentenced to prison for having had carnal
knowledge with his two stepdaughters.

In the absence of a proper
direction by the trial judge at
the trial, the jury had used the
girls' evidence to corroborate
each other's story.
But on appeal, the Guyana
Court of Appeal, constituted by
Chancellor of the Judiciary, Mr.
E. V. Luckhoo and Justices of
Appeal, Mr. Guya Persaud and
Mr. J.O. F. Haynes, held that
the trial judge did not properly
direct the jury as he should have
done when dealing with a sexual
offence of children of tender
As a consequence, the ap-
peal was allowed, and conviction
and sentence were set aside. A
new trial was ordered in the in-
terest of justice.
The facts of the case
disclosed that Kellman was
charged and found guilty on
a two-count indictment with

having unlawful carnal
knowledge of his two step-
children, C and B, aged 9
and 11 years, respectively.
Mary, the children's
mother was not home at the
time, but on her return,
some four hours later, she
observed that B was in a
distressed condition and
related this to the jury.
Each child was an eye wit-
ness to the offence involving the
other and at the assizes both
gave sworn ceremony implicat-
ing the appellant.
The medical evidence was
of no help and there were no ex-
ternal signs of injury whatever
to the children. The trial judge
did not, however, warn the jury
that it is dangerous or unsafe to
convict on either count on the
uncorroborated evidence of chil-
dren of tender years; he never

used the word 'warn' or 'cau-
tion' or told them of any dan-
ger or risk in convicting if they
did not find corroboration, al-
though he did explain that cor-
roboration is always looked for
as a matter of practice even
though it is not required as a
matter of law in sexual cases.
Thejury was, however,
told that the independent
eye witness evidence of
each child, if believed, was
capable of amounting to
corroboration, and that
they could consider the
offences as proved if they
believed what the children
said about the appellant.
Justice of Appeal Haynes,
(who later became Chancellor of
the Judiciary) had delivered the
main judgment of the Appellate
He held that the jury mem-
bers were not in terms or effect
warned, as they ought to have
been in a sexual offence on chil-
dren of tender years, that they
should be cautious before con-
victing the appellant on uncor-

roborated evidence. This prima
facie would be fatal to the con-
viction unless there has been no
substantial miscarriage of jus-
Haynes also said that the
crucial question is whether the
State has, in relation to each

count, such substantive cor-
roboration apart from the evi-
dence of the other child, that the
court feels sure that if a proper
warning had been given, a rea-
sonable jury would inevitably
have convicted the appellant.
Haynes also said that the
only other bit of evidence which
could possibly be corroborative
is that of the children's mother,
about the child B's distressed
condition but it was not entitled
to much weight as it was not
observed until some four hours
after the alleged assault.
Haynes concluded that the
conviction and sentence must be
set aside and a new trial or-
According to Haynes, the
case for the prosecution was
that on Saturday, January 15,
1972, between 12 noon and 1
p.m., the appellant had carnal
knowledge first with C. then 9

years old and after this with B.
her sister, then 11 years. Their
mother, Mary, the lawful wife
of the appellant, was out. There
were no external signs of injury
on the children. The appellant
admitted that he was at home
with these two step-children
between noon and 12.40 p.m.,
but he swore he did nothing to
either of them during this time
or at all.
Consequently, the State had
to prove (I) that the sexual acts
occurred, and (ii) that the ap-
pellant was the man involved.
He was unrepresented by coun-
sel and the jury found him
guilty on both counts of the in-
At the time of the trial B
was 13 and C was 11. Both
gave sworn evidence. So cor-
roboration was not required as
a matter of strict law.
Justice of Appeal Persaud
noted, "This appeal is con-
cerned with the age-old ques-
tion of corroboration, with
particular reference to the
evidence,of children, both of,
whom were sworn, and each
of whose evidence sought to:
corroborate the evidence of
the other that each was sub-
jected to an indecent assault
by the appellant."
He added that it has always
been recognized that in sexual
offences, a jury should be told
that even though they are free
to act on the uncorroborated
evidence of the victim, accept-
ing it as true, it would be dan-
gerous to convict on such evi-
dence, and they should examine
the other evidence in an endeav-
our to ascertain whether there is
in fact corroboration.
Further, he said, if there is
no evidence capable of being
corroborative, the judge should
so tell the jury.

"A judge is required in law
to give a jury further directions
where the corroborative evi-
dence comes from the mouth of
a child, sworn or unsworn...,"
Justice of Appeal Persaud had
Contributing to the judg-
ment, Chancellor Luckhoo ob-
served, "In the light of the pre-
vious judgments delivered, all I
would wish to say is this: In
law, a warning of the danger of
acting on the uncorroborated
sworn evidence of children is
just as necessary to be specifi-
cally stated as it is likewise to
say, that in all charges of sexual
offences, it is not safe to con-
vict on the uncorroborated tes-
timony of the complainant, but
that they may do so if satisfied
of its truth. So that in a case of
a sexual offence involving a
young person, each ground for
the warning should be men-
The Chancellor added: "In
this case, it is true that the trial
judge, in inviting the jury to say
whether the offence was proved
to their satisfaction, told them:
'You have to be satisfied as to
the truth of those two girls tes-
timony.' He left the case to
them on the basis that they must
accept and believe that both
girls were "witnesses of truth,
however young they may be;
and that they were neither
speaking from information
given to them by someone else
nor coached by the mother to
say such a terrible thing"
against the appellant, to put
him in trouble.
"I would therefore wish
to support what has been pro-
posed by my brothers, viz.,
that there should be a retrial.
The appeal would be allowed,
the conviction and sentence


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PaeI udy hoil arh1,20

've been married 15 years and have a
wonderful husband and two children. About a
year and a half before I married I was seeing
a man I wanted to fall in love with me. The first
time I slept with him he said, "I'm set in my ways,
and I like my freedom."
I kept hoping he didn't mean what he said, but eight months
later our shallow relationship ended. After my marriage I would
bump into him periodically it's a small community-and he said,
"Out of all the girls I've been with, and there's been a lot, you're
the only one I think I could have had a future with."
Whenever he talks to my mother, he asks how I am. When I
see him, he always says what stupid things he's done with his life.
He never married. In November I saw him at a party and we talked.
I could tell he is pining. It's almost painful to watch.
Now I can't stop thinking of him. As a catharsis I decided to
write him a letter. The letter talks about our relationship, my feel-
ings now, and says I will always think of him though I need to get
on with my life. Should I give him the letter?


Jan, when you dated this man, what was the reality? He was
not going to give you a wedding or children.
In hindsight, people have regrets, but regrets are not love and
he didn't have the requisite love for you. Life passed him by, and
young women are no longer parading through his bedroom. He
fantasises if he had you, his life would be different.
That's the key to a disastrous life focusing on a past event
and wishing it had been otherwise. He's like the man in the casino

r" .r

who feeds a slot machine for three hours and walks away, only to
learn the next person won a huge jackpot on "his" machine. Years
later he's still imagining what he would have done with the money.
Burn the letter. He wants you to rescue his past, and that's not
something you can do.


DrcAnswrs@ aynAndam r-c

No Laughing

I am thinking of divorce. My husband has become increas-
ingly mean, unappreciative, and ugly. He lashes out over the
smallest things and blames me for everything. We both work
full-time and take night classes. We are under stress, but I
am sick of using that as an excuse.
Several weeks ago we went to dinner with another couple. As
we left the house my husband carried a box to the car, and I held
the door open for him. One of our dogs squeezed past and ran into
the yard.
We were trying to get him back in the house when my husband
stepped in dog poop. He didn't notice it until we arrived at the
restaurant. It was a small area smashed into the tip of his shoe. He
went to the bathroom to wash it off and came back to the table so
He told me if I hadn't let the dog out, he wouldn't have stepped
in it. It was my fault. He embarrassed me in front of the other couple
and people at nearby tables. He was so mean everyone felt uncom-
fortable the rest of the evening.
This type of thing happens almost every day. I don't know
how much more I can take. I've made compromises and every ef-
fort to change my ways to please him, but nothing works.
Michelle, Steve Martin did a comedy routine about two swing-
ing Czech guys in stripped shirts and checkered pants. In their "na-
tive land" a breakup is accomplished by saying, "I break with thee,
I break with thee, I break with thee. I throw dog poopie on your
You've already done the dog poop. Now say the words.


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My salary is far over the ceiling but I only pay NIS on $60,000.
What can I dn in surh a situation ..

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Dental treatment

vs. patient reaction

to extract about 150, 000 teeth from
the population this year although the
strategy is to save rather than condemn
those teeth. The Dental Health Service will
use at least 200 000 carpules of dental
anaesthetic in its public clinics. The use of
this drug is relatively safe with few
complications resulting. However, the use
of local anaesthetics, commonly referred to
as 'cocaine' is not without hazard, and we
must all be aware of the possibility of
untoward reactions.
Patients need to inform their dentist of any history of
anaesthetic experiences and whether they have shown any
unusual reactions to drugs or allergies. The dentist should
know any specific physical condition which may require
support or treatment, and any disease for which the pa-
tient is or has been under the care of a physician, and the
type of treatment, particularly drugs, currently being pre-
Most reactions occurring after the injection are poten-
tiated by the anxiety that accompanies the dental appoint-
ment, and stress is the major problem to be avoided. Other
conditions that may precipitate reactions to local anaesthetic
are the following: (1) Low blood sugar levels resulting from
fasting before the dental appointment. This is probably the
foremost factor in fainting, so the patient must have had
their regular meal. People who skip breakfast are prime can-
didates for fainting. (2) Extremes in temperature. Heat ex-
haustion will exacerbate reactions. (3) Any debilitating dis-
ease. Disease is a prime agent in reducing the ability to re-
spond to stress. (4) Pregnancy. This patient is sensitised
much like the allergic type. She has an increased blood level

The Dentist Advises
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of steriods and needs careful handling.
Studies show that two to three out of every hundred
members of the public will fall into the category of prob-
lem management cases. Most of these individuals have spe-
cial requirements and I will examine some of them.
Patients with cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels)
diseases will probably be on special medications such as
Reserpine or Serpasil, digitalis derivatives (Digoxin), diuret-
ics (Lasix), and tranquilisers (Valium). All these drugs may
interact with the anaesthetic used when an extraction is
Respiratory diseases which include emphysema and
asthma cause limitations of the oxygenation mechanism.
Since fear results in increased respiration, the dental chair
apprehension may cause a deficit.
Patients with allergic diseases often manifest with a his-
tory of hay fever, asthma, angioedema, contact dermatitis
('mad blood'), etc. There will often be a familial history of
sensitivity. Atopic types in extreme cases show reaction to
the offending antegen (the anaesthetic) and may develop se-
vere anaphylaxis and die from the injection of small amounts
of the drug.
Many persons take anti-coagulant therapy for stroke
prevention and do not know. When it takes more than ten
minutes for a wound to stop bleeding, or if a woman men-
struates in excess of six days, there is the probability of
that person having a blood clotting problem.
Finally, individuals receiving steroid therapy do not
respond well to stress. Those being treated for hyper-
thyroidism may have to be sedated. Uncontrolled dia-
betics should never have dental treatment or healing
and post-operative infection will be a problem.


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By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters) People who regularly smoke marijuana
may find their memories growing hazy over time, a study
published last week suggests.
In a study of long-term and shorter-term marijuana users,
researchers in Greece found that both groups performed more poorly
on tests of memory, attention and other cognitive abilities than a
comparison group who'd only occasionally used the drug.
Long-term users who'd smoked four or more joints per week
for at least 10 years showed the greatest deficits.
The findings, published in the journal Neurology, add to the
conflicting body of research on the effects of marijuana on the brain.
While many studies have suggested that long-time pot smoking dulls
memory, attention span and mental acuity, some have found no large
differences in these skills between marijuana users and non-users.
One recent analysis of 15 studies found only minor effects on
memory among long-time pot users, and no clear effect on attention,
language, reasoning and a number of other cognitive functions.
One problem is that it's difficult for studies such as the current
one to establish a definite cause-and-effect relationship between
marijuana and intellectual deficits, Dr. Lambros Messinis, the
study's lead author, told Reuters Health.
Though the researchers accounted for a number of
variables like education, use of other drugs and the presence
of clinical depression it's tough to control for all the factors
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Peter Kempadoo b.

by Petamber Persaud
PETER Kempadoo is the first Guyanese of Indian ancestry to
write a novel. That book, 'GUIANA BOY', was self-published
in 1960 by a small press, New Literature (Publishing) Lim-
ited, founded by Kempadoo. One of the reasons for self-pub-
lishing was that major English publishing houses at the time
wanted the language of book to be refashioned to suit English
readership. But the author of GUIANA BOY was not inclined
to follow suit as did most of the other Guyanese and Carib-
bean writers.
Peter Kempadoo the author of GUIANA BOY which was reis-
sued in 2002 by Peepal Tree Press as 'GUYANA BOY' is back
home in Guyana to publish a scaled down version of that novel
specially prepared for children to appear under the title, 'THE
GROWING UP OF LILBOY'I All in keeping with his philosophy:
caring for the welfare of all even unto the most deprived. It is
Kempadoo's desire to make that classic Caribbean novel readily and
easily available to all and sundry.
This current visit to his birthplace in Port Mourant, Corentyne,
Berbice, coincided with the ddath of one of his aunts the last ma-
triarch in the dwindling ranks of the Kempadoos in Berbice.
The linage of the Kempadoos of Guyana has its genesis in the
system of indentured labour brought from India to Guyana to work
in the sugar industry. This movement began in 1838 to fill the void
left by African slave labour when the slaves were freed in that same

That indenture system brought the Tamil parents of Peter
Kempadoo together. James Ketnpadoo aka Lauchmonen and Priscilla
Alemeloo Tambran were matched in marriage by their parents who
were 'jahaji bai' a brotherhood of men travelling on the same ship
across the 'kala pani' (dark waiters) from India to British Guiana.
While many returned to India at the expiration of their con-
tracts, others stayed. The maternal side of Kempadoo's linage turned:
away from farming the land and concentrated on fishing as was its
heritage in South India. The paternal side of his family stayed on
the estate because of its acquired elevated position leading itself to
numerous privileges.
Kempadoo's father became a chauffeur to an estate manager.
He was also a champion cyclist and cricket all-rounder, captaining
the Port Mourant team for decades.
Peter Kempadoo was born into a Christian home still steeped
in Tamil traditions; the twov sets of customs enriching his cosmo-
politan outlook.
Kempadoo, for most of his life, was a self-taught, self-made
man. But he benefited from early formal education. Kempadoo
started out at St. Joseph Anglican School under head master Charles
La Rose. At 10, by a twist of fate, he was shifted to Port Mourant
Roman Catholic School where he was sidelined into agriculture class
coming under the influence of Mr. Willis. A precocious child, he
was helped in and out of school by many of his elders including
Mr. R. N. Persaud, a Hindu Priest who was also learned in the clas-

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Passing both the Junior and
Senor Cambridge examinations, I
Ke31padoo started teaching as a Lj iJ
pupil teacher at Port Mourant. At
17, he became a certified teacher.
;In. 1947, he moved to Georgetown where he trained as a male
nurse rat the Georgetown Public Hospital, dreaming of becoming a
me ical doctor. From this base, he reported on hospital matters for
the Argosy newspaper until the editor of the periodical, Fred Seal
Coon, invited him to join the staff. From this other base, he pre-
pated news bulletins for the radio and was later invited by Rafeek
Khan to read those items.
,In 1952, he married the stunningly beautiful and brilliant
Bishop's High School student, Rosemary Read. Kempadoo was at-
trated to her for another reason: the way she marked up her text
books at a time when it was unheard of to deface a book. This led
hiinpto read 'serious' literature.
iAs a reporter, he was quite visible covering the Venn Comnmis-
sion. That and the events of the politically charged 1953 influenced
the migration of Kempadoo and family to England. I
In England, Kempadoo worked for the BBC despite becoming
a member of the Movement for Colonial Freedom. He came into
contact with Frank Pilgrim who was also working for the BBC.
It was while living here, he wrote and published GUIANA BpY
because all his colleagues (mainly writers) were writing and pub-
lishing. This first novel was well received. But his second novel,
'OLD THOM'S HARVEST', also set on the Corentyne Coast of
Guyana was scoffed at because of his exploration of the Indian rian
and African woman relationship at a time when society waslnot
ready to accept miscegenation from the other end of the specter m.
This second novel Kempadoo wrote while living in Trinidad
with the call of home becoming distinctly clearer.
His return to Guyana was not by a direct route. Bookers had
established the Caribbean Printery to cater for the printing needs
of the West Indian Federation. When the Federation flopped,
Kempadoo was asked to look around the Caribbean for printing
material to supply the press. While that was happening, a Cana-
dian publishing house, W. J. Gage's, financed Kempadoo to supply
that press with things Caribbean.
In 1970, Kempadoo with family returned to Guyana, settling
in Golden Grove. Kempadoo returned to radio, producing local
programmes like 'Rural Life Guyana', 'We the People',"'Our (ind
of Folk' and 'Jarai'.
Kempadoo also produced with his wife a booklet titled 'A-Z
Peter Kempadoo fathered two women writers of whom one is
Oonya Kempadoo of 'BUXTON SPICE' fame.
Despite the mountain of written material, he's produced so far,
despite his contribution to Guyanese literature, Kempadoo still re-
fers to himself as an accidental writer.

Interview with Peter Kempadoo on Monday 13th Margh,
2006, Georgetown, Guyana.
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Sunday Chrnn- March 19. 200 PeV

Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. We do not
have much more time together, and we can
only do so much and no more. But, be good
to yourself by looking over your workload
and filling in as many cracks as possible
without overloading and getting confused.
Please keep away from situations that are

Solution to "What to do"
1. The third noun is "lips."
2. The verb is "can read."
3. The verb modifier (an adverb) is "smugly."
4. The definite article in the sentence is "the."
5. The compound word in the sentence is
6. Another compound word in the passage is

Work on Adjectives
1. 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

2. Use less for quantity, fewerfor number.
Joseph had fewer privileges and less food.

Solution to "Application"

1. This is the best test I've ever written. (super-
lative of good)
2. The most intelligent answer came from my
friend. (superlative of intelligent)
3. She is the more attentive mother of the two.
(comparative of attentive)
4. George's greater height will help him. (com-
parative of great)
5. Use the most colourful picture that you can
find. (superlative of colourful)
6. The most willing of those three dogs is Ralph.
(superlative of willing)

Other Solutions
Context Clues
1. Last week's earth tremor in Trinidad mea-
sured 3.5 on the Richter scale that records the
amount of seiSmic disturbance. Answer: b) re-
lating to eartbiakes;
2. Thirty minutes elapsed between the time
Josephine phoned the fire department and the ar-
rivatofthe first fire truck. Answer: a) passed by
3. Put expression in your voice; do not speak in
a monotone. Answer: b) a single tone;

5. Heal is to injure as ..d) deprive is to nourish
6. Lead is to follow as ..b) allow is to deny


7. Form a verb from the given word: FLAT. An-
swer: d) flatten
8. Find the second noun in the sentence: A stitch
in time saves nine. Answer: d) nine
Note: Stitch is the first noun in the sentence.

9. Four jobs done by worker bees are: Answer:
a) protecting, searching, cleaning, caring
10. Who or what is the story about? Answer: a)
11. Name the occupation of the chief character
in the story? Answer: b) army personnel;

Lots of Practice: The Language of Recipes
Kidney Omelet (1 portion)
2 eggs
Pepper and salt
25 g butter

1 sheep's kidney
15 g butter

1. Wash and skin the kidney.
2. Remove the core of the kidney.
3. Cut kidney in dice, saute it in the butter for
about 5 minutes, then season it well.
4. Prepare an omelet and place the kidney in
the centre.
5. Fold the omelet and serve at once.
Respond to the questions below.
1. The sentences that give instructions or orders
are called one of these: question sentences; di-
rective sentences; statement sentences.
2. Read the recipe again and write down three
directive sentences.
3. Circle the verbs in the three sentences.
4. Underline the noun that comes after the verb
in each of the three directive sentences from
question 3 above. What is the noun in the posi-
tion after the verb called?
5. Can you find any more sentences with that kind
of noun in the recipe above? Write them down,
and underline the nouns.

Another Recipe
Duck Nantaise
Cooking time: 15 minutes for kg.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Main cooking utensil: roasting tin
Oven temperature: hot (gas mark 7)
Oven position: above centre
1 oven-ready duck (about 2% kg)
100-150 g fairly lean bacon
3-4 m4dium-sized onions cooked for 15-20 min-
utes in salted water
Cooking Instructions:
1. Weigh the duck and allow it to cook for 15
minutes per /2 kg (1 Ib) and 15 minutes over.
2. After the duck has been cooking for approxi-
mately 30 minutes, prick the skin with a fine
skewer to allow surplus fat to run out, and add
the chopped rashers of bacon and the quartered
onions. Toss in the duck fat and continue cook-

3. Place the duck on a dish and garnish with
cooked peas, pieces of onions and bacon.
4. Serve with thickened gravy made as follows:
Make a stock by simmering the giblets. Pour
away the fat from the roasting tin, leaving 1 table-
spoon. Blend in 25 kg (1 oz) flour, gravy
flavouring, seasoning and 250 mi (A pint) stock.
Bring to the boil, stirring, and simmering for 1-2

Respond to the questions below.
1. If / kg is equivalent to 1 pound, and someone
gives you a duck weighing 4 % pounds, what is
its weight in kg?
2. How long will it take to prepare a duck for serv-
ing that weighs 7 2 kg?
3. What is meant by "and 15 minutes over" in
instruction 1?
4. What is meant by "thickened gravy", and "gar-
nish with cooked peas..."?"
5. What is simmering? Complete the statement:
If I simmer gravy I am ...
6. From personal experience, give a description
of a duck to someone who has never/seen one

Composition Writing
Here is part of a story where the verb is given
but it is not in the correct verb form. Write down
the correct form of the verb.
THE MISHAP (take) place on the first leg of the
trailer route, which (rise) one mile to the very top
of Branford's Point in Region 21. This (be) also
the scene of the country's worst wet weather
accident in 1984 in which more than fifteen
people died.
The GRF fighter jet packed with warfare
equipment (rip) through the roof of the trailer in
the dark midnight. The trailer in which the vic-
tims (travel) fell more than 4000 feet.
According to one newspaper report, the
fighter actually (brush) aside the trailer. But a
local business owner told the news agency Scor-
pion early this morning that the fighter threatened
to (hit) the trailer with its tail fin as it flew over it.
A slight injury to the aircraft was confirmed by its
The pilot was apparently unaware that he
(strike) a moving trailer or injured anyone as
aircrafts/go to and fro at very low level. They fly
low every day looking for lost local workmen.

Read This
He was a pinch-nosed man with broken teeth.
His eyes were dark red and quick and clever,
like a mongoose's, and his ears were slightly
broad and flopped at the top. He had a ban-
danna tied on his head and he was wearing a
blagk and red T-shirt with a broad back-pocket
which had a pull-string bow pulled tight.
I glanced at his toes. They were so beauti-
fully shaped, so manicured; they didn't seem to
go one week without attention. They didn't look
like his at all. I thought, "Is this what desperation
does to good people?"
If you are impressed, you can look for an inter-
esting face of a person and attempt to describe
it along with the entire physical person.

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Sunday Chronicle March 19, 2006

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



1.5/8 X 7/10 X 2/21 = 1/24
2. 4/5 of 2 2 = 2
3. 3 1/15 2 5/9 = 1 1/5
4. 5/8 + 15/32 = 1 1/3
5.2 V2X 2 2/3 =6 2/3
6. (4 1/6 X 8/15) (31/3 X 2/3)= 1/5
7.(1 5/9 X 1 5/7) + (22/3 X 2 )) = 4/9
8. 4+ (1/8 X 2/5) = 5
9.1 2/3 + (3/5+ 9/10)= 2%'/
10.;(3 % 2 2) X (2 3/10 3/5) = 5 %

Refresh your Addition and Subtraction Skills

1.5 1/10 -3 -1 % =.7/20
2. 6 3 1/6 + 2 1/12 4 % = 2/3
3. 2 %+ 3 -4 3/8 = 1 3/8
4. + / +7/8 = 2 1/8
5. 3 3/8 + 5 2/7 + 4 %= 13 23/79
6. 7 2/3 + 2/5 + 3/10 +2 % = 10 17/30
7.1 3/16-2 2/5+ 3% + 5 5/8 =8 13/80
8. 12 7/10 -5 1/8 + 3 3/20 + 1 = 13 23/40

1. Where there are no brackets, multiplication and
division must be done first.

2. When you are working with fractions, you oper-
ate the same as when you are dealing with whole
numbers. Addition and subtraction are the last to
be worked out in fractions. When there are brack-
ets, work the brackets first.

Look at the following steps:

1. Work out brackets.
2. Multiply and divide.
3. Add and subtract.

Reminder: Do the multiplication and/or division be-
fore the addition and/or subtraction. So, bracket off
the multiplication and work it out.

9.3 3/14 + (1 1/49 X 7/10) = 3 13/14
10. 3 2/3 (2/3 + 4/5) = 2 %
11. % (1/8 X 2/3) = 3
12. (1 7/8 X 2 2/5)- 3 2/3 = 5/6
13. (2 2/3 + 1 1/5) 5 4/5= 2
14. 5/9 + 7/15 + 1 5/9 X 7/15 = (Please note the
plus sign.) = 103/135

Test yourself

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

2. Which of the following fractions is equal to 8/18?
c) 12/27
3. The fraction 3/5 when written with denominator
60 is the same as: b) 36/60
4. 7/8 X 5/9 is equal to one of the following: d) 351

5. The improper fraction 156 is equal to:
a) 73/7
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
Which of these statements are true? Which state-
ments are false?
1.22/11 + 1 9/11 = 1 1/5 True
2. 7 / 1 2/5 < 4 2 False
3. 535 24/5 > 5 False
4. 17/9 + 22/3 < 1 % True
5. 45/7 3 31/18 < 2 True


Multiple-Choice Questions
1. Triple 1.4 plus 14 is equal to:
a. 18.2
b. 14.2
c. 14.142
.d. 18.14

2. One side of a rectangle is 3m in length. Another
side is 4m in length. What is the perimeter of the
a. 13m
b. 14m
c. 15m
d. 16m

3. What is the area of the spot of painted wall be-

11 cm

2.5 cm

(a) 275 cm2
(b) 2.05 cm2
(c) 2.75 cm2
(d) 27.5 cm2

4. A scout leader wants to divide 23 girls into
four teams for relay races. She wants the teams
to be equal or almost equal in size. She doesn't
want any girls to be left out. How many girls
will be on each of the four teams?
(a) 3 teams with 5 girls each; I team with 8 girls
(b) 2 teams with 7 girls each; 1 team with 9 girls
(c ) 2 teams with 7 girls each; I team with 5 girls
(d) 3 teams with 6 girls each; 1 team with 5 girls

5. Congruent figures have the following char-
(a) same shape and colour
(b) same size and shape
(c ) different sizes and shapes
(d) different sizes and colours

The Chart
6. Here's a chart that shows Fahrenheit tempera-
tures, rainfall, and snowfall for some areas around

Ways 109 above 49 bdelw

42 in


a. What is the highest temperature shown?

b. What is the lowest temperature shown? Where
was it?

c. Where is the yearly rainfall almost twice than in
Great City?

d. How many more inches of rainfall are there in
Yuunt, than in Ways?

Problem Solving

7. In a club, 7 members are 12 years old and 4
are 13 years old. The rest are 9, 10, 11, 15, and
17. What are the range mode, median, and mean
of the ages of the members?

8. Four weeks before a recital, Roy will prac-
tise 2 hours each week and 3 hours each Sat-
urday and Sunday. How long will he practise in
6 weeks?

9. Sandra wants to have a test average of 90.
He scored 77 and 98 on the first two tests. What
does he have to score on his next test to reach
the average he wants?

10. There are 10 boxes of jumbo shrimp. Each
box contains 10 bags. Each bag contains 12
shrimp. How many jumbo shrimp are there?

11. On his last five tests Fay scored 98, 94, 86,
69, and 88. Green's scores were 87, 92, 100,
63, and 78. Who had a greater average? By
how much?

12. Freddy baked 59 cookies and put them into
bags. Each bag holds 12 cookies. How many
bags does he fill? How many cookies are left?

13. Mary worked 3 hours and earned $1500.
Yonnette worked 6 hours and earned $3000. Do
they earn the same amount each hour? Explain.

14. Bakers put yeast into dough to make it rise.
Some yeast cells reproduce by splitting in two.
Suppose there are 1,000 yeast cells to start
each and each yeast cell splits in two every hour.
How many yeast cells will there be in 6 hours?

15. The baby shark tank at an aquarium holds
28,000 litres of water. If there are 16,783 litres
in the tank, about how many more litres can it

16. The Polder Roadway needs to have 460 km of
track built. It has only 4 months to build the road.
How many kilometers of road will the roadway have
to build each month?

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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 train persons in the Forestry Sector to become
qualified Timber Graders. Please see information below for further details:

1. Date:

2. Date:

27'hMarch to 7h April, 2006 -
Demerara/ Georgetown/ East Bank
Essequibo Stakeholders.
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.
18"' April to 30" April, 2006 -
Berbice Stakeholders.
Please contact the GFC Offices at
Canjie (Tel# 333 3259) or Springlands
(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 will be 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
James Singh
Commissionerof Forests



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

Proposed time frame for the development of the system
Financial Proposal broken down by activities
Curriculum Vitae of the Consultant(s)
Record of past involvement in similar typO of activity

Proposals must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification
of the consultants) and clearly marked on the top left hand corer "Proposal
for development of a Legal Verification System for Guyana".
Envelopes must be addressed to:
The Director
Forest Products Marketing Council of Guyana, Inc.
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500 years

after death

By Phil Stewart

ROME (Reuters) Nearly 500
years after the death of Chris-
topher Columbus, a team of
genetic researchers are using
DNA to solve two nagging
mysteries: Where was the ex-
plorer really born? And where
the devil are his bones?
Debate about origins and fi-
nal resting place of Columbus
has raged for over a century,
with historians questioning the
traditional theory that he hails
from Genoa, Italy. Some say he
was a Spanish Jew, a Greek, a
Basque or Portuguese.
Even the location of his re-
mains is the subject of contro-
versy. The Dominican Republic
and Spain both stake claims as
the final resting place of Colum-
bus, who died in May, 1506.
The Spanish-led research
team, which includes Italians,
Americans and Germans,
sampled DNA from the known
remains from Columbus' brother
and son, and then compared
them to fragments attributed to
Columbus in Seville.
Although the official an-

nouncement is expected later this
year, Italian researchers say they
are confident based on the evi-
dence gathered so far that Co-
lumbus' supposed remains in
Seville are likely authentic.
"We have already started all
of the analyses on a molecular
level and we have good indica-
tions that the remains in Seville
are effectively those of Christo-
pher," said Olga Rickards, head
of the team at Rome's Tor
Vergata University laboratory.
If confirmed, it could lay to
rest a dispute dating back to
1877, when Dominican workers
found a lead casket buried behind
the altar in Santo Domingo's ca-
thedral containing a collection of
bone fragments the country says
belong to Columbus.
The bones should have left
the island for Cuba in 1795 and
then been sent along Spain a cen-
tury later.
But the casket was inscribed
with the words "Illustrious and
distinguished male, Don
Cristobal Colon" the Spanish
rendering of Christopher Colum-
"Nobody knows (about the

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Indigenous peoples from guyana and venezuela

By Norman Faria

IN A fascinating lecture in
Barbados recently, a Domini-
/ can historian reminded a
modest gathering of the early
achievements of the first dis-
coverers and settlers in the
i Eastern Caribbean string of
These were the Kalinago,
or 'Caribs' as Christopher Co-
lumbus described them. And
S Lennox Honychurch noted they
Lcame in ocean-going canoes from

S Addressing the topic 'Barba-
dos and the Amerindian World',
Honychurch said the indigenous
people lived in harmony with
Nature. Their presence should be
Remembered, he urged.
Speaking at the function held
under the sponsorship of the
,i-i,1_, ,_ Barbados Museum and Histori-
II-Wr cal Society and the University of
the West Indies, he said the Car-
ibbean islands including larger
units such as Cuba, were settled
from two approaches. One was
from the Central America area
when around 4000 B.C. (Before
_------__-- Christ). This was when a 'Stone
)Donunican reernir i because Age' hunter/gatherer type of
Dothey haven't ma .l ,ed DN people came across to Cuba and
theanalysis," Rickards told Reuters. larger islands. From about 3000
analysis, Rickards told Reuters. B.C. came another wave from the
south, from an area, whose di-
COTTON SWABS FOR rectional arrows on an accompa-
COLOMBO nying slide show, took in what
Little is known about the has now become the Guianas,
early life of Columbus, the re- Trinidad and Venezuela.
puted son of a weaver in Genoa These early explorers island-
who would later change the hopped, crossing the relatively
world by accidentally stumbling small channels in large canoes.
upon the Americas in 1492. They were long-time traders.
With so many different theo- They carried this cultural trait
ries about his origin, the DNA with them. Over time, trading
researchers hope to settle the goods came to the islands from
researchers hope to settle the as far as Guatemala. Some is-
matter once and for all by ob- lands for ea e ot
taming genetic samples from Eu- sfor example, did not have
ropeans with the name Colum- hard volcanic stone for axe heads
ropeans with the name Colum- and chisels while others had jade
bus. and flint.
In Italy, the researchers sent Because they came from
letters to moder-day 'Colombo' what Honychurch described as
men asking them to use cotton "flat continental delta" areas,
swabs to sample saliva from in- the new arrivals were fasci-
side their mouths. nated with the high volcano
"We sent out 250 letters ... peaks in the islands, includ-
and we have already received 16 ing the Naparaima Hill near
positive responses," Rickards San Fernando in Trinidad.
told Reuters. The mountains, sometimes
The Spanish had sampled belching fire and smoke, fit-
less than 150 people, she said. ted into their
"If we're lucky, we might cosmological landscape. A
have a result by May, which is "cult of the volcano" devel-
the 500th anniversary of Chris- oped among them, he said.
topher Columbus' death," she They fashioned zemics (small
said. religious objects) in conical
Genoa's mayor, Giuseppe form from conch shells, clay
Pericu, joked to a newspaper and other materials. They
that Columbus would wind up buried them in the soil to,
being "Genovese" one way or among other purposes, spur
another. on bountiful agricultural
"If it turns out that Co- crops. Without Christianity,
lumbus wasn't Genovese, they had their own "religion".
we'll make him an honorary Honychurch, considered to
citizen," he said. be Dominica's leading authority

on the Eastern Caribbean's indig-
enous history and the environ-
ment, felt the Kalinago (also
spelt Callinago) communities
prospered and advanced among
abundant natural resources;
ample fertile soil for agriculture,
marine and land wildlife for other
protein and forests for house-
and boat-building and other
needs. Perhaps because he had
little time in his lecture to quote
them, other historians have cited

may have been "aspects of (a)
ceremonial cannibalism". He ex-
plained Columbus saw bones of
indigenous peoples in their
homes and when he returned to
Europe, spread a false message.
Honychurch compared keeping
relatives' bones in the home to
modern-day black and white
photographs of family members.
The flat, low lying islands,
including Barbados, were easily
swept by what the 53-year-

HONYCHURCH with somemembers of the audience at the
Guyana Consulate in Barbados)

internecine warfare,
overexploitation of the land and
other difficulties which limited
their life span to far less what is
today. Dr. Peter Drewett, an ar-
chaeologist with the University
of London who studied
Amerindian village burial sites in
Barbados, noted in an interview
with this writer you could be
old at age 30.
The dominance and
relatively harmonious lifestyle of
the indigenous people were dis-
rupted and ended for several rea-
sons. One was Spanish slave-
raiding activities. In 1503, Spain
had passed an edict giving any-
one the okay to capture and en-
slave "Indians", as indigenous
persons were so described. This
was because the Spanish ruling
elite tried to justify getting more
free slave labour to replace those
who were rapidly being killed
off in the mines and through dis-
ease. Their reasoning was that
the "Indians" were non-Chris-
tians and cannibals. Regrettably,
there was some degree of captur-
ing of slaves, to sell to the
slavers, among the indigenous
peoples themselves in South
America, Honychurch said.
On the charge of cannibal-
ism, Honychurch notes there

old historian called "the spread
of attacks and bow wave of dis-
ease". By the 1600s, the indig-
enous populations of Barbados
and most of the northern islands
had been decimated.
Some fled to
neighboring mountainous
islands where they could live
in the forests, There, they
were later joined by runaway
African slaves and white in-
dentured people. There was
some miscegenation and
merging among the races.
There was an adoption
of Kalinago culture.
The indigenous peoples, like
their counterparts in North
America (the great Sioux and
Apaches, for example) and else-
where fought to defend their an-
cestral lands and hunting grounds
against total encroachment and
annihilation. In 1797, more than
5,000 rebellious Caribs were
sent to what was then British
Honduras in Central America
from St. Vincent. This was after
a failed rebellion in St. Vincent in
which their great chief Chatoyer
- who is now a Vincentian na-
tional hero fell in battle.
Ironically, the indigenous
people had helped the settlers
from Europe. The technical ex-

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discover and settle the caribean

pertise of the first native
permitted the early Eu
settlements to survive
happened not only in m
the Caribbean islands s
Barbados, but on the E
seaboard of the soon
United States.
"Early (European) s
for their survival, depen
the indigenous people i
first years to plant those
cal crops, to be able to

lecture. (Picture court

enough food for those sei
establish themselves,
He added that in the
Barbados, native people
brought from Brazil to
expertise in the growing
sava and gathering of fish
quoted historian of Bar
Ligon, says they cam
'The Main', probably in
Guyana, and there is a pl
the Barbados Museum
underscoring the contribi
Amerindians to Barbado
development from Guyan
Honychurch support
idea of suitable monum
recognize the reality and
tance of indigenous press
the early part of Caribbe

people tory.
ropean "Monuments to indigenous
. This people are very important to be
iany of able to link us as inheritors of
such as the way those people lived," he
eastern said. Last year, the Guyana
i-to-be Consulate in Barbados suggested
the need for a suitable monu-
settlers, ment for the Amerindians. The
ded on mission had approached the rel-
n their evant authorities on the matter.
e tropi- It would be non-divisive and
provide "give balance" to an existing
monument on the island's
S west coast at Holetown
recognizing the first arrivals of
Europeans and their slaves in
February 1627. Barbados
was known as 'Ichirouagana'
(after the coral reefs around
the coasts) by its first inhab-
Another intriguing
dimension of the history of
indigenous presence in the
Caribbean was the rivalries of
the various sugar
plantocracies, especially that
in Barbados, against other
competing elements.
Honychurch argued that
Barbadian oligarchy was, for
example, wringing its hands
in glee when their
Antigua counterpart was
being frequently attacked by
Kalinago warriors from
neighboring Guadeloupe.
The indigenous people at the
time saw the various
European wars as wars among
esy of European tribes, he said, and
had no respect for the
numerous Treaties signed
ttlers to among them.
"said Dr. Honychurch presented
the lecture against the
case of background and understanding
e were that this was an evolving period
impart in Caribbean history and that no
of cas- modern day government or
i. Much majority people can be held
rbados, responsible for what obtained
e from during that turbulent and often
eluding cruel time for the indigenous
aque in people. The presence and
* today contribution of the Kalinago in
ution of Caribbean civilisation must,
s' early however, be noted and
na. recognized as we look ahead to
ted the an even better life for all
ents to concerned.
impor- (Norman Faria is
ence in Guyana's Honorary Consul in
can his- Barbados)

GEMS Theatre Productions is preparing for the Paul Keens
Douglas 'Talk Tent', the popular story telling event of the year.
Two shows are planned: the first show at the National Cultural
Centre on March 25, and the second at Le Meridien on March
This will be the third year for this event and from all indications
it will become an annual affair for the theatre audiences to expect.
Creator and artistic director, international storyteller and educa-
tor, Paul Keens Douglas will lead the group with four other per-
For the second time round retired teacher Farida Chapman will
be returning to thrill audiences with her carefully constructed and

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Mega Jamz Chart
FIRST Born, the local quintet featured in the Sunday
Chronicle last week, has two songs on the MiPhone/Mega
Jamz Top 20 Reggae Chart in Jamaica.
One of the hits, 'Uplift Yourself' featuring Fanton Mojah,
has climbed to the Number One position on the chart. The other,
'Changes' featuring Ras Shiloh, is at Number 14 on the March
17 chart
Mega Jamz (Musical Entertainment Guaranteed Always) is
among the new crop of radio stations in Jamaica. According to
its website, the station plays music that has "no derogatory lyr-
ics, no slackness (and) no offensive lyrics".
It compiles its charts based on sales reports issued by
leading record shops and distributors in Jamaica. Airplay
is also included in the criteria for insertion on the charts.
Its pool of selected "radio jocks" are drawn from five radio
stations on the island.



Talk Tent'

in Guyana

humorous stories.
Another known face is Short Pants (Llewellyn McIntosh) who
came the first year. His style of 'talking' his calypsos is unique and
entertaining and will teach us if we can't 'sing a song' how we could
'talk the song' instead. After all the name is 'Talk tent' where 'talk is
Newcomer to the team is David Bereaux, who is the singing MC
for the show. He has been emceeing the show in Trinidad for many
years and is finally able to travel to Guyana for this performance.
He will be accompanied by his musician, Ewart Serrant, who plays
the guitar.
Teaming up with the Trinidadians will be veteran actor and en-
tertainer Henry Rodney, and Sheron Cadogan.
Rodney has been recently entertaining audiences in Georgetown
every Friday night with 'Laugh it off' and teaming up with Cadogan
for performances in Essequibo, Linden, Berbice and other parts of
the interior.
Her recent performance in 'Right Bed Wrong Husband' as
the maid is still very vivid in the minds of those who saw the


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IN GUYANA, land prepa-
ration is done these main ways.
For new lands, the standard till-
age method of preparing the soil
involves ploughing twice (down
and across), disc chiselling, har-
rowing and ridge and furrowing.
Clay soils may require several
ploughing before harrowing. In
large-scale production (>1 acre)
it is necessary to establish a
drainage gradient to facilitate the
drainage of excess water which
in turn reduces the risk of root
diseases. For small-scale pro-
duction, forking and chipping is
adequate and economical.
Peppers can be grown in a
flat field or on raised beds.
Plants grown on high ridges are
less likely to have phytophtera
root rot as compared to plants

grown on flat grounds.
On most farms in Guyana,
liming is necessary to reduce
soil acidity. The acidity can be
determined from a soil test.
Contact your extension agent or
agricultural officer for soil test-
ing. Acidity adversely affects the
growth of hot peppers. Pep-
pers require a soil with pH 5.5
- 6.8. Below 5.5 will result in
stunted growth of pepper plants
and poor yields. Liming re-
quirements of different soil
types to satisfy pH preference
of 5.5 6.8 of hot peppers.
The liming material should
be incorporated into the soil
during the tillage operations.
Liming takes at least 4 weeks to
act on the soil. To ensure that
the plant benefits maximally

from the liming, it is advisable
that seedlings are transplanted at
least two weeks after the lime
has been incorporated into the
soil. Once this process is prop-
erly done, it is not necessary to
lime again in 3-5 years, or as de-
termined by a soil test.
Fertiliser needs are related
directly to the type and nutri-
ent status of the soil. It is es-
sential therefore that a :soil
analysis be conducted so that a
precise recommendation for fer-
tilizer application can be pro-
vided. Contact NARI for all soil
analysis and fertilizer recom-
In the absence of a soil
analysis, the following is an ap-
proximate guide.


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 piojects:-

(a)Lot1 (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
(a)- Removal & Replacing of Pipe Lines at Samaroo Dam Reg. #3
(f) Construction of Woodlands/Expectation/lnverness 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 SiMAR Personal cheques will not be

6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00h 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 bid and is not obligated to
give any reasonss.

Executive Director.

(Continued from last week)

- 40% of N should be applied
as a basal fertilizer before trans-
- the remaining 60% of the N
should be side dressed in 3
-equal amounts at 2, 4 and 6
weeks after transplanting
- 50 % should be applied as a
basal fertilizer
- 50% should be side dressed at
4 weeks after transplanting
-80 KG/HA
- 50 % should be applied as a
basal fertilizer
- 50% should be side dressed at
4 weeks after transplanting
Compost and/or green ma-
nure crops help increase soil or-
ganic matter content. Organic
matter increases the buffering
capacity of the soil and helps
hot peppers maintain constant
In sandy and clay soils, add
organic matter (well-rotted pen
manure) at 10-20 tons/ha as re-
quired at land preparation.
Peppers may be established
in the field by direct seeding, by
containerised transplants grown
in multicellular trays or by bare
root transplants grown in seed
beds or seed boxes. However, it

is not economical to direct seed
peppers. The propagation tech-
nique employed to raise seed-
lings is solely dependent on the
- Preparing a seed box for pep-
per transplants
A seed box 45*30*7.5 cm in
dimension is very convenient. In
commercial farms, seed beds
1m*5m are usually prepared in an
area fully exposed to sunlight
A friable and fertile soil is
the best medium for starting
seedlings. One part sand, one
part compost or fully rotted pen
manure and one part ordinary
garden soil are mixed. This pot-
ting mixture can be used for
seedlings prepared in a seed
bed, seed box or for
containerised transplants. The
sand will provide drainage and
irrigation; the compost will im-
prove the soil texture and in-
crease its fertility. The garden
soil gives better anchorage to
roots and increase CEC like
Soil Treatment
As a precaution against pre
and post emergence damping
off, the seed box/bed should be
drenched with Rizolex at a rate
of 1-2 tablespoon (15-30g) per
gallon or Banrot at 1-2 tea-
spoon (5-10 g) per gallon before
planting the seeds. Irrigate im-
mediately after applying the
drench with an equal amount of
water. Allow one week between

treating and sowing seeds. The
seeds should not be broadcasted
but sown thinly in furrows.
Seed Treatment
Mix 2-4g Rizolex to 1 kg
seed before planting to prevent
soil borne diseases.
Seeding rate
Hot peppers are seeded 1-
2 kg/ha with 1 g weighing ap-
proximately 250 seeds/g. The
seeds should not be broadcasted
but should be sown thinly on
shallow furrows. Cover the
seeds with a thin layer of com-
post to prevent seed exposure
when watering.
Shading and Hardening
Shading should be provided to
prevent the exposure of seedlings
to the extremes of the environment:
heat stress and flooding. Shading is
important during the 20-25 days
after seeding. Harden seedlings by
restricting water and removing shade
protection starting 4-7 days before
transplanting; this is to prevent
transplanting shock.
The seed box/bed should be
watered moderately daily so as to
provide sufficient moisture for the
seeds to germinate within 10 days
after sowing. Restrict watering to
once every two days during the
hardening phase.


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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

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Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today. Last
week we began to look at the topic Energy by
doing an experiment. Today you will look at
energy in foods.

Energy in Foods

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There are some foods that we must eat if we are
going to grow up and to remain healthy. The pic-
tures above show us what we should eat and drink.
Something must be taken from each of the four food
sections every day.

1. In the first picture are fats: things like butter,
lard and margarine. As it is known, our bodies need
some amount of fat for metabolism and to be kept

2. In the second picture are lean meat, fish and
cheese. Scientists have found that these are body-
building foods. Can you explain why young people
and children need these most of all? Why should
you personally want your body properly built up?
Tell it to a study partner.

3. In the third picture are green vegetables and
fruits. These foods contain substances called vi-
tamins. We need vitamins in order to remain
healthy. Are you taking vitamins to help you through
this difficult period of study? It is not too late to start
using some.

4. In the fourth picture are foods such as bread,
cereals, potatoes and biscuits. These foods all
contain starch. It is from such foods that we get
the energy our bodies need. Let's hope that you
really have the energy to endure the period of work
on the examination papers.
When your mother plans a meal at home, or when
a cook prepares a meal in a school kitchen, an at-
tempt is made to include some of each of the four
groups of foods. When this is done we speak of a
balanced meal. _:.' ',Lc ii

these types of food.
1. Can you explain why milk is so good for babies?
2. What is the natural food of calves, lambs and

An Experiment
Dip a small paint brush into some iodine and dab a
little iodine on to some bread, a piece of potato and
a piece of macaroni.
What colour does it turn?
If you try the same test with starch, you will get the
same result. This is one of the ways a scientist
tests whether foodstuffs are starchy or not.

In two columns, make a list of as many foodstuffs
as you can that you can use in the experiment. Look
at the way it should be done.

,Answer to last
week's ques-

25.: Enero is
needed every
time a car
drive away or a
man picks up a

Milk is really a mixture: it contains a little of each of

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i) Region 1 Barima-Waini; ii) Region 2 -
RPomeroon-Supenaam; iii) Region 3 Essequibo
Islands-West Demerara; iv) Region 4- Demerara-
Mahaica; v) Region 5 Mahaica-Berbice; vi) Re-
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4. What is emigration? Tell in what ways emigra-
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IN LAST WEEK a) Emigration is the movement of people
1. Write a paragraph on the effects of economic in another country.
development on citizens' life in a country. Write b) Depletes the population of a country;
about people getting good yields and surplus from brain-drain of its skilled and professional pI
activities such as (in Guyana): factory work, office of benefits of skills and professions
work; logging, mining; cattle rearing and all types of 5. What do you know about the conse
farming; hunting; tourism activities; logging; etc; turtles in Guyana? The conservation o
Tell what the proceeds can be plugged into for the the planned protection and control of the
good of the people and family, community and coun- of turtles and their offspring that come to
try; shores. Guyana's Constitution and the SI
Tell about the technological help that can be bought Turtle Conservation Project take care of
into the developmental process servation.
2. Name five Caricom countries along with their 6. What sort of forest is called a rain
main lines of exports, rainforest is an area of great heat and mo
i) Belize (Honduras): Agriculture sugarcane, ba- very luxuriant vegetation such as the rail
nana, orange, grapefruit; marine life Guyana's highland.
ii) Dominica: Agriculture & fishing; manufacturing; 7. What do you know about Guyana's
eco-tourism Rain Forest reserve?
iii) Grenada: Tourism; offshore financing; agricul- -A name given to a long-term international
ture; manufacturing: food processing & garments located in our country, ,Guyana;
iv) Guyana: Agriculture; forestry; fishing; mining & -A vast track of virgin tropical rainforest i
quarrying, manufacturing heart or middle of Guyana;
v) Jamaica: Tourism; manufacturing: food, chemi- A forest project that seeks to gather,
cals, metals; construction; assembly of electrical sustain all the vast treasures and resour
appliances & apparel allotted vast area;
3. List the ten administrative regions or geographi- A project named after the Iwokrama
L-caconstituencisin-Gu.yana.and. the.irJacations:. ....range. hatdominates..herainf~Qr.eaite

who settle

causes a
people; loss

.rvation of
f turtles is
hell Beach
turtle con-

forest? A
)isture and
forests in


nal project

in the very

share and
-ces in the


-An area bounded by the Essequibo, Siparuni and
Takatu rivers, and the north Rupununi savannah
8. Tell three facts about the climate of Guyana.
i) Sunny but lessened by N.E Trades; and seasonal
rains on the low, coastal plain
ii) Sunny with seasonal rainfall on the white sand &
clay region
iii) Cooler climate in the highland region
9. Where can you find evidence of water vapour in
the early moming and at evening time? On exposed
surfaces such as leaves and other objects under
the sky
10. a) What is a census? A census is an official
numbering (counting) of a population.
b) What information can be obtained by a
census? Total population; birth rate & death
rate; Age: sex ratio; male/female ratio; number
of people in the labour farce; number of people
employed; number of people unemployed; de-
pendency ratio; migration levels; education &
skills population

Essequibo is named after Guyana's mightiest river,
the Essequibo. This river traverses the country from
south to north, splitting Guyana in two. Its head
waters have their origins in Brazil, our neighboring
country. These waters take a northern flow through
Do you know that the Essequibo flows for hundreds
of miles before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean?
Do you also know that at its mouth it is 21 miles
wide? There are hundreds of islands lying within
the river. Can you guess what is the largest of these
islands? Hogg Island of course! Hogg Island has a
greaterlength than the Caribbean island of Barba-
dnst I _

From Animals From Plants

Hello boys and girls,
Thanks for coming along this week. Be rea-
sonable at this time with the way you treat your-.
self. Do not keep long hours studying; long
hours create mental and physical stress and
stress steals from good success. Find time for
recreation! Help your parents to be calm and
in self-control. Love you


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This week we are only concerned with responding
to excerpts from good books, and with a poem
thrown in for good measure.

First Excerpt
Romesh came home the next day. He had some
magazines and books under his arm, and a suitcase
in his hand. There was no reception for him;
everyone who could work was out in the fields.
He was as tall as the canes on either side of the
path on which he walked. He sniffed the smell of
burning cane, but he wasn't overjoyful at coming
home. He had prepared for this, prepared for the
land on which he had toiled as a child, the thatched
huts, the children running naked in the sun. He knew
that these were things not easily forgotten which
he had to forget. But he saw how waves of wind
rippled over the seas of cane and he wondered
vaguely about big things like happiness and love
and poetry, and how they could fit into the poor, toiling
lives the villagers led.
Romesh met his sisters at home. They greeted him
shyly, but he held them in his arms and cried, "Beti,
do you not know your own brother?" And they
laughed and hung their heads on his shoulder.
"Everybody gone to work," one girl said, "and we
cooking food to carry. Pa and Ma was looking out
since early this moving, they say to tell you if you
come to come in the fields."
Romesh looked around the hut in which he had
grown up. It seemed to him that if he had come
back home after ten years, there would still be the
old table in the centre of the room, its feet sunk in
the earthen floor, the black pots and pans hanging
on nails near the window. Nothing would change.
They would plant the cane, and when it grew and
filled with sweet juice cut it down for the factory.
The children would waste away their lives working
with their parents. No schooling, no education, no
widening of experience. It was the same thing the
man had lectured about in the public library three
nights before in Port-of-Spain. The most they would
learn would be to wield a cutlass properly, or drive
the mule cart to the railway line swiftly so that before
the sun went down they would have worked
sufficiently to earn more than their neighbors.
With a sigh as an aged man Romesh opened his
suitcase and took out a pair or shorts and a polo
shirt. He put these on and put the suitcase away in
a corner. He wondered where would be a safe place
to put his books. He opened the suitcase again
and put them in.

What to do
Suppose this is the way you choose to begin your
story, continue to write and complete it however you
think it fitting. Think on these questions:

1. What aspect would you develop further? Why?

2. What would you make Romesh do for his

3. Would you want to take him out of the
environment where he was born?

4. Would you make him begin a battle with the
family? Think carefully what you would do and do it

Another Excerpt
Reaching the town, Troy descended into a side street
and entered a pair of gates surmounted by a board
bearing, the words, "Lester, stone and marble

mason". Within were lying about stones of all sizes
and designs, inscribed as being sacred to the
memory of unnamed persons who had not yet died.
Troy was so unlike himself now in look, word, and
deed, that the want of likeness was perceptible even
to his own consciousness. His method of engaging
himself in this business of purchasing a tomb was
that of an absolutely unpracticed man. He could
not bring himself to consider, calculate, or
economize. He waywardly wished for something,
and he set about obtaining it like a child in a nursery.
"I want a good tomb," he said to the man who stood
in a little office within the yard. "I want as good a
one as you can give me for twenty-seven pounds."
It was all the money he possessed.
"That sum to include everything?"
"Everything. Cutting the name, carriage to
Weatherbury, and erection. And I want it now, at
"We could not get anything special worked this
"I must have it now."
"If you would like one of these in stock it could be
made ready immediately."
"Very well," said Troy, impatiently. "Let's see what
you have."
"The best I have is this one," said the stonecutter,
going into a shed. "Here's a marble headstone
beautifully crocketed, with medallions beneath the
typical subjects; here's the footstone after the same
pattern, and here's the coping to enclose the grave.
The polishing alone of the set cost me eleven
pounds the slabs are the best of their kind, and I
can warrant them to resist rain and frost for a
hundred years without flying.
"And for how much?"
"Well, I add the name, and put it up at Weatherbury
for the sum you mention."
"Get it done today, and I'll pay you the money now."
The man agreed, and wondered at such a mood in
a visitor who wore not a shred of mourning....

1. Pretend that you are the person, Troy, in the
extract. Write a personal account of how you view
your experience purchasing the accessories
mentioned in the text.

2. Write a price list of the goods purchased to
present it to the person who sent you on the errand.

3. Write a poem incorporating the event dwelt upon
by the extract. Read it to a friend, and then paste it
upon a notice board.

Another Excerpt
He had a violent fit of trembling, and then sunk into
his chair. After a time he controlled himself, and,
resting with an elbow on his knee, and his head
upon his hand, could look towards Rachaet. Seen
across the dim candle with his moistened eyes, she
looked as if she had a glory shining around her head.
He could have believed she had. He did believe it,
Sas the noise without shook the windows, rattled at
the door below, and went about the house
clambouring and lamenting.
"When she gets better, Stephen, 'tis to be hoped
she'll leave thee to thyself again, and do thee no
more hurt. Anyways we will hope so now. And now
I shall keep silence, for I want thee to sleep."
He closed his eyes, more to please her than to rest
his weary head; but by slow degrees as he listened
to the great noise of the loom, or even into the voices
of the day (his own included) saying what had been

really said. Even this imperfect consciousness
faded away at last, and he dreamed a long, troubled
He thought that he, and some one on whom his
heart had long been set but she was not Rachael,
and that surprised him, even in the midst of his
imaginary happiness stood in the church being
married. While the ceremony was performing, and
while he recognized among the witnesses some
whom he knew to be living, and many whom he
knew to be dead, darkness came on, succeeded
by the shining of a tremendous light. It broke from
one line in the table of commandments at the altar,
and illuminated the building with the words.
They were sounded through the church too, as if
they were voices in the fiery letters. Upon this, the
whole appearance before him and around him
changed, and nothing was left as it had been, but
himself and the clergyman. They stood in the
daylight before a crowd so vast, that if all the people
in the world could have been brought together into
one space, they could not have looked, he thought,
more numerous; and they all abhorred him, and
there was not one pitying or friendly eye among the
millions that were fastened on his face. He stood
on a raised stage, under his own loom; and looking
up at the shape the loom took, and hearing the burial
service distinctly read, he knew that he was there
to suffer death. In an instant what he stood on fell
below him, and he was gone.

1. Have you ever had a bad dream? Read the
passage again this time determine what caused
Stephen's bad dream. Write a short story which
tells about a young man who had a bad dream as a
result of a telling experience.

2. Write a description of the house in which Stephen
and Rachael were.

3. Write about Rachael as Stephen was seeing her
physically through the dim candle light.

A Poem: Courage
What makes people unsatisfied
is that they accept lies.
If people had courage, and refused lies
and found out what they really felt and really meant
and acted on it,
They would distil the essential oil out of every
and like hazel nuts in autumn, at last
be sweet and sound.
And the young among the old
would be as in the hazel-woods of September
nutting, gathering nuts of ripe experience.
As it is, all that the old can offer
is sour, bitter fruits, cankered by lies.

1. Explain the lint s: "If people had courage ... acted
on it." (Lines 3 5)

2. Explain the li,,ns: "like hazel nuts in Autumn ...
sweet and sound." (Lines 7 & 8)

3. What is meant by the following? Distil, essential
oil, nutting, gathering nuts of ripe experience.
4. Point out a metaphor and explain it.

5. What things or persons are compared to hazel-
woods of September?

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SundayChronicle, March 19, 2006

Suda ChoiiI Mgb _I~ _, 2OO_ P age rX





AS HUMANS, water is an in-
terwoven thread in our lives. We
plan our cities near water; bathe
and play and work with water.
Our economies and indeed our
daily lives are built on and shaped
by water. Without the water that
surrounds us the air's humid-
ity, the river's current, and the
flow from the kitchen tap our
lives would be impossible. In re-
cent decades, the way we value
water has changed. No longer, is
it revered and protected; it is
viewed more and more as a con-
sumer product. Yet, two thirds
of our body is water, and two
thirds of Earth's surface is cov-
ered by water: water is our cul-
ture, our life.
'Water and Culture' is the
theme of World Water Day 2006
and draws attention to the fact
that there are as many ways of
viewing, using, and celebrating
water as there are cultural tradi-
tions across the world. Sacred,
water is at the heart of many re-
ligions and is used in, different
rites and ceremonies. Fascinat-
ing and ephemeral, water has
been represented in art for cen-
turies in music, painting, writ-
ing, and cinema and it isian es-
sential factor in many scientific
endeavours as well.
Each part of the world has a
different way of holding\ water
sacred, but each recognizes its
value, and its central place in
human lives. Cultural traditions,
indigenous practices, and soci-
etal values determine how
people perceive and manage wa-
ter in parts of the world.
Water plays an important
role in religion and this article will
examine this role in three of the
religions practiced in Guyana -
Christianity, Hinduism and Is-
Baptism is an initiation ritual
involving the use of water is
common to many sects of the
Christian religion. It has its ori-
gins in the symbolism of the Is-

raelites being led by Moses out
of slavery in Egypt through the
Red Sea and from the baptism of
Jesus by John the Baptist in
Jordan. After Jesus' resurrection
he commanded his disciples to
baptise in the name of the Fa-
ther, Son, and Holy Spirit (Mat-
thew 28:19-20). Baptism is a
symbol of liberation from the
oppression of sin that separates
us from God. Except for within
the Catholic Church, it is be-
lieved that baptism does not in
itself cleanse one from sin, but is

rather a public declaration of a
person's belief aid faith in
The use of wator is impor-
tant for its own syribolic value
in three ways: it cleanses and
washes away dirt,' fills every-
thing entered as God filled those
who are immersed in Him, and
lastly, we need watir, to survive
physically as we need God to
survive spiritually.: .
Ablutions in Christianity are
mainly baptism and the washing of
fingers and communion vessels af-
ter the communion. This takes
place in two parts. Firstly, the chal-
ice is rinsed with the wine, and then
the chalice and priests' fingers are
rinsed with wine and water. This
ablution is important because after
the bread and wine has been sancti-
fied, Christis believedtobepresent.
Water in Hinduis' has a spe-
cial place because it s believed
to have spiritual leasing
powers. To Hindus, i water is
sacred, especially rivers, and
there are seven sacred rivers,
namely the Ganges,: Yamuna,
Godavari, Sarasvati, Narmada,
Sindhu and Kaveri. Although
Hinduism encompasses so many
different beliefs, the most com-
mon is the importance of striv-
ing to attain purity and avoiding
pollution. This related to both
physical cleanliness and spiritual
Pilgrimage is very important
to Hindus. Holy paces' are usu-
ally located on the bans of riv-
ers, coasts, sealshores and
mountains. Sites olconvergence
between land and rivqr carry

special significance and are es-
pecially sacred. Saqred rivers are
thought to be a great equaliser. In
the Ganges, the pure are made
even more pure and the impure
have their pollution removed if
only temporarily. Also, the
Ganges River is the most impor-
tant of the sacred rivers. Its
waters are used in puja (worship)
and if possible, a sip is given to
the dying. It is believed that
those who bathe in the Ganges
and those who leave some part
of themselves (hair, etc) on the
left bank will attain Svarga (the
paradise of Indra). The river is
said to flow from the toe of
Vishnu to be spread into the
world through the hair of Shiva.
For Hindus, morning cleans-
ing with water is a basic
obligation. Tarpana is the point
at which the worshipper makes
a cup with his hands and pours
the water back into the river re-
citing mantras. After sipping
some water, he may then apply
the distinguishing mark of his
sampradaya (tradition), and say
the morning prayer. Sodhana is
Hindu purification and is neces-
sary for different reasons and at
different levels, It is alsoreces-
sary if caste rules have been bro-

ken, for example, if someone
drinks from the same vessel as a
member of a lower caste, and
before puja. Every temple has a
pond near it and devotees are
supposed to take a bath before
entering the temple.
In Islam, water is important
for cleansing and
purifying. Muslims must be ritu-
ally pure before approaching
God in prayer. Some mosques
have a courtyard with a pool of
clear water in the centre, but in
most mosques the ablutions are
found outside the walls. Foun-
tains symbolising purity are also
sometimes found in mosques. In
Islam, ritual purity (called
tahara) is required before carry-
ing out religious duties especially
salaat (worship).
There are three kinds of ab-
lutions. Firstly, ghusl, the ma-
jor ablution, is the washing of
the whole body in pure water,
after declaring the intention to

do so. NMuslimn- are obliged to
perform ghusl after sex which
incurs a state of major ritual
impurity. Ghusl is also recom-
mended before the Friday prayer,
the two main feasts; and before
touching the Koran. Ghusl must
be done for the dead before they
are buried.
S The second ablution is wudu,
the minor ablution, which is per-
formed to remove minor ritual im-
purity from everyday life. This
must be done before each of the five
dailyprayersandinvolvesusing pure
water to wash the face, rub the head
with water, wash the hands and arms
up to the elbows and the feet up to
the ankles. This comes from the
Koran 5: 7/8 "O You who believe,
when you prepareforprayer, wash
yourfaces andyour hand to the el-
bows; rub your head and yourfeet
to the ankles" and is elaborated onin
great detail in the Sunna. Every
mosque has running water for
wudu. The third type of ablution is
performed when no water is
available. In this case, clean sand may
be used.
We can conclude that waterhas
a central place in the practices and
beliefs of many religions for two
main reasons. Firstly,' water
cleanses. Water washes away impu-
rities and pollutants, it can make an
away any signs of previous defile-
Water not only purifies ob-
jects for ritual use, but can make
a person clean, externally or
spiritually, ready to come into
the presence of his/her focus of
worship. Secondly, water is a
primary building block of
life. Without water there is no
life, yet water has the power to
destroy as well as to create. We
are at the mercy of water just as
we are at the mercy of our
God. The significance is in dif-
ferent religions and beliefs but it
is these two qualities of water
that underlie its place in our cul-
tures and faiths.
Remember that you can
share your thoughts on the
Ramsar Convention with us by
sending your letters to: "Our
Environment", C/o EIT Division,
Environmental Protection
Agency, IAST Building,
Turkeyen, UG Campus,






'he Chairman,
Ministerial Tender Board,
Ministry of Agriculture,
Regent and Vlissengen Roads,

All bids are to be deposited in the tender box located in the Ministry of Agriculture
building, Regent and Vlissengen Roads. Georgetown. before 14:00 hrs on Wednesday.
April 12, 2006. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to
attend immediately after 14:00 hrs on Wednesday, April 12. 2006

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

Permanent Secretary
NMinistry of Agriculture

Government ads can be viewed on http:;:www.gina.g c'gy

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

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

The MOA, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for
undertaking the following works in Region 3.

18/2004Construction of Naamryck all weather access road, East Bank Essequibo,
Region 3 (Re- tendered)

SSDA/2006Supply of Security Services to Denr Amstel Project Office, Region 3

Bidding Document (and any additional copies); may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office, at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara from March 13, 2006 for a
non-refundable fee.of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) for No. 18/2004 and four
thousand dollars ($4,000) for SSDA/2006 or its equivalent in a freely convertible
currency for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same

Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder
and must be clearly marked on the top, left hand corer "Tender for the ..........
PRCSSP ............/2006. Do not open ,before 09.00hrs. on Tuesday, April 18, 2006,
for No. 18/2004 and do not open before 14:00hrs on Wednesday, April 18, 2006 for
SSDA/2006" Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope.

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after bid opening and must be
accompanied by a security of no less than two hundred thousand guyana dollars
(G$200,000.) for No. 18/2004, no security bid is required for SSDA/2006 or its
equivalent in a convertible currency, valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates.

All tenders for No. 18/2004 must be addressed to the:

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

All bids are to be deposited in the tender box located in the Ministry of Finance
Building, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, before 9:00 hrs on Tuesday,
April 18, 2006. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to
I attend immediately after 9:00 hrs cn Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

All tenders for SSDA/2006 must be addressed to:



Sunday Chrohicl': Ma'rbh'1 20W) -'




Create a logo for the Health Promoting Schools programme and see your design appearing all over
Guyana! It's simple follow the guidelines below and submit your entry as directed. Why not ask
your teacherto make it an art class project so you and all your friends can each submit an entry?

A Health Promoting School believes that your health at
school is determined by the physical environment, your
relationships with your classmates & teachers, your
parents' involvement in school affairs and how happy
you are at school.

All children in Guyana will belong to school
communities which are committed to promoting life
long learning, health and well-being.
PAHO/WHO is working with the Ministries of Health and
Education to create and maintain the capacity of school
communities to build health into all aspects of life at
school and improve the health of children, teachers,
parents, guardians and other members of the school
So a Health Promoting School is one that:
* Identifies health issues in the school; and works
with many partners to address these issues.
Strives to provide a safe and healthy
environment in the classroom and school yard.
Conducts health education sessions in an
exciting and fun way.
Provides health services at school, such as
vision and dental screening.
... and by doing these things improves the
health of the community.



1. The logo should be designed in 2 colours. The colours chosen should
be consistent with the HPS colour scheme of bright primary colours,
eg: red, yellow, orange, green, cyan, purple.

2. The name "Health Promoting School" should be well located.
3. The logo should be eye-catching, and the impact strong enough that
persons will be able to visualise the logo after one viewing.
4. The logo should be reproducible in many media:
In colour and black & white for printing, and in many sizes;
for screen printing on garments and promotional items;
fordigitizing for embroidery.
Hence there should be no small details or fine lines or too much
shading. Solids work best and SIMPLICITY IS THE KEY!
5. The logo should be a relevant concept to the purpose of Health
- The competition is open to Primary School children up to the age of 12
- The submission(s) should be the original work of the child and there
may be more than one entry per child
- Entries should be submitted on a letter size (11" x 8.5") sheet of white
paper or board, with the logo filling the page.
- Each entry should have the following information on the back of
the sheet: Student's name, age, class and school.
- All artwork remains the property of the Pan American Health
Organization (PAHO) and may be reproduced for various Health
Promoting School Activities.
- Entries should be sent to:


HPS Logo Competition
8 Brickdam, Stabroek

The winning entry will be announced in MAY at the launch of the


EducatMo & NHh

Pan American
S-Wor i Healr Ofrgawzaicn



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v iARIES Chatting merrily away with everyone from folks in line at the gro-
cery to strangers on the bus? Dashing around with new friends, having
fun? Bet you are. The good news is that your audience is enjoying this as
much as you are. Get yourself out there, though, and don't forget about
the company of dear ones you haven't seen in far too long. With the heav-
ens as full as they are of spontaneous, Impetuous energies, it won't be
long before they contact you. Promise.
TAURUS Your workweek looks to be starting on a terrific note- all be-
cause of you. You've been hitting it hard for a while now, doing your job
and someone else's, too at least one someone else's, in fact. But now,
finally, the recognition you deserve is en route. Don't worry If it doesn't
happen immediately; it's in the works. The higher-ups have been watching
you, and they're well pleased. Stick out that chest, and be as proud of
yourself as others are of you! Oh, and don't be surprised if your sweetie
has a special surprise en route.

GEMINI Oh, this is going to be fun. The world (your significant other, in
particular) is feeling free ready to let go, let loose, chat and laugh and
you've got plenty of interesting invitations to extend and accept. One in
particular may involve a long-distance friend or lover with a great accent
and some terrific stories to tell, too. Whether you'll be doing the travelling
or the entertaining to be with them won't matter, either. You'll have a ter-
rific time.
SCANCER You've had your suspicions for some time, and now you've got
' more. What you're wondering about isn't a bad thing, however you have
the feeling that someone in a position of authority is planning something
delightful for you, and you're probably right. Just don't do anything to
ruin the surprise. This has probably been some time in the making and it
may not quite be ready for you. Sit tight and keep quiet. You'll be glad you
did when you see what's going on.
LEO That ordinarily charming way you have with words will be even more
lethal now, so you should definitely be careful who you fling those casual
comments toward. You might think you're kidding not even, Just flirting -
but to them, you may be the best thing that's come their way since ice
cream. If you get that feeling, then definitely think before you speak. The
stuff you're putting out is easier to turn on than to shut off. Don't play
games with someone's heart.
VIRGO Woke up in the mood to spend some money, on either your home
or your family? Well, whether you're redecorating, adding a room or a wing,
or just planning a surprise for a dear one, you'll want to do it up right -
and if it's a Joint venture, definitely confer with your partner, and make
sure you don't spend what you can't afford. Remember, it's the quality
behind what you do, not the price tag, that counts. You can make a place
beautiful or a moment special without Irreparably smashing the piggy bank.
LIBRA You're so darned happy, you're bubbling over. It's a wonderful
feeling but if it's because you're in love, try to go easy on the rest of the
world. You know how irritating it is to hear about the love of someone's
life over and over and over again? You know how you just want to stuff a
sock in their mouth when they keep bringing the conversation back to
their beloved over and over and over again? Right. That could be you if
you're not careful. Think before you mention how cute they are again.
SCORPIO You've been far too good for far too long. Ever since the holi-
days, you've probably been watching every penny. So isn't it time to stop
being quite so neurotic about it and have just a little bit of fun? Sure it is.
Start tonight. Call the dearest of the dears and suggest going out. It doesn't
have to involve a limo or a bottle of Dom Perignon. Just do something
that's fun something outside the house.
SAGITTARIUS You're never tough to talk into playtime, are you? And you've
been good for a while extra good, in fact. You're probably thinking about
treating yourself to something extra special, to celebrate a recent pat on
the back you've received with maybe a little trip? Even if it's just a daytrip
Sor an overnighter with friends, you really should let go and just do it. Noth-
ing makes you happier than a change of scenery. So go. You've earned it.
CAPRICORN Bet you've thought of nothing all week but taking one en-
tire day, ditching all electronic devices, and spending some quality time
alone at your place with maybe just one person for company. It's a nice
Dream but it may not happen. When you least expect it, you'll get your
second wind and a terrific invitation. So now what? Should you call every-
one you turned down and say you changed your mind? Yep, you should.
Your special companion won't mind one bit.
AQUARIUS You've been meeting some really interesting people lately -
for months, in fact. And that roll you're on isn't going to end, not just yet.
Someone who's recently been introduced to you by a friend may turn out
to play a major part in your life, in fact starting as soon as now. You
might even end up traveling with them, taking a class together, or joining
a group you've been curious about. Do something different. You'll feel
PISCES -- Making someone's day has always been one of your favourite
things to do and you'll have your chance to do it again now. A certain
person who really needs a break, a smile and a great big hug will come
your way with that look on their face and you, of course, will know ex-
actly what to do. Without them even having to mention it, those ultra-
sensitive antennae of yours will guide you toward figuring out exactly what
they, need and how to provide it,
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He won an NAACP Image Award for outstanding hip-hop/rap
artist in 2001.
In 2002, 'Luv U Better' topped Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-
Hop Songs chart for four weeks, and the album that spawned
it, '10', reached pole position on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
chart. The following year, 'All I Have' featuring Lopez topped
The Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.
That same year he received the Quincy Jones Award for Out-
standing Career Achievement at the Soul Train Music Awards, and
VH1 ranked him No. 5 on its programme '50 Greatest Hip-Hop
LL has released 11 albums all on Def Jam including five that
reached No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart: 'Bigger &
Deffer', 'Walking With a Panther', '14 Shots to the Dome', '10'
and 'GO.A.T'.
His latest offering, 'Todd Smith,' is due May 2. The album's
first single, 'Control Myself', marks his 40th Hot R&B/Hip-Hop
Songs chart appearance since 1985, ranking him third among rap-
"LL, simply put, gets it," says Phillana Williams, senior VP of
marketing at Island Def Jam Music Group. "He is always on the
pulse of what's hot and incorporates it into each of his albums,
while at the same time staying true to his fans."
Those who know and work with LL say there are several rea-
sons for his longevity and across-the-board success.
"Few are able to get to the top, (but) LL Cool J has stayed
there and thrived," Jennifer Lopez says. "From 'Rock the Bells' to
'Around the Way Girl' to our new collaboration, 'Control Myself,'
LL's hard work and inspired creativity have allowed him to stay as
relevant and influential today as ever. He is a great guy whose posi-
tive outlook is contagious to those around him."
Williams adds that LL's marketability can be credited to his
knack in appealing to a broad demographic. "He's very talented,
which accounts for much of his success as a multimedia talent,"
she says. "Another key element is that he appeals to the entire
family unit: mother, father and kids."
Lyor Cohen, chairman/CEO of U.S. recorded music for
Warner Music Group and former Def Jam president agrees.
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a musical pioneer who would forever have a profound impact
on the world of music. Hip-hop owes a debt of gratitude to LL
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'Raymond' stars ...

From page XX
whether Heaton and Garrett will be subjected to a Seinfeld-
esque curse bz-ing beloved and known for one role and
then being unfavorably compared to it...forever. (Cue the
e\il laugh.i Julia Louis-Dre.yfus tries to break out of the
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Supporting Actor during the show's nine-season run. As a
producer, Rosenthal shared in the show's two Emmy wins for
Best Comedy Series, including one in its swan-song season. The
series went out in style with a finale that pulled in more than
32 million \ iewers.
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Ra) mond's series-ending audience among them, they just
might make it.

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for at least five years, but half those considered long-term users -
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their lives.
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mental-processing speed. The proportion of study participants
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Biotechnology & Biosafety Column

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

Agricultural, Food and Medical Biotechnology Interface-

Pharmaceutical Farming Part 1

Over the past several weeks we have covered the basic aspects
of modem biotechnology and identified the many other biotechnolo-
gies which have been employed over thousands of years with hu-
man refinements over time. We have distinguished "traditional bio-
technology" from modernr biotechnology" and used the aspect of
food and beverage biotechnology to extensively capture the scope
and power of biotechnology.

Today we link three aspects of modem biotechnology, barring
all perceived risks, as components of a quintessential human life
improvement ethos.

Agricultural biotechnology and Food Security

With ever-increasing human population and attendant poverty
in the world, science and technology is now accepted, more than
ever, as very important in reducing human suffering and improving
human dignity. The benefits of the Green Revolution have slowed
and with it new environmental problems such as excessive fertil-
izer and pesticide use.

The ultimate goal of agriculture is food security. According to a
report issued by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in
2002, the "strategies to achieve the needed increases in the quan-
tity and quality of global food supplies and ensuring that there is
sufficient food available at affordable prices in the developing world
Achieving sustainable productivity increases in food, feed,
and fiber crops in both irrigated and rain-fed areas
Improve nutrient content of diets, especially for women
and children
Reducing chemical inputs of fertilizers and pesticides and
replacing these with biologically bused products.
Integrating soil, water, and nutrient management.
Conserving, characterizing and using agriculturally related
Improving the nutrition and productivity of livestock and
controlling livestock diseases
Achieving environmentally sustainable increases in marine
fisheries and aquaculture production. .
Increasing trade and competitiveness in global markets,
especially for products from developing cOuntries."

Present day conventional breeding is becoming too cumbersome
in terms of the time required to achieve anewly-bred plant or ani-
mal for the increasing pest and soil fertility problems, among oth-
ers. Ninety per cent of the human poptilatibn is fed by twelve crops,
five livestock and two fish species despite the abundance of other
potentially edible biodiversity needing domestication!

The essence of modem agricultural biotechnology is to increase
the quantity and improve the nutritional quality of food at a cheaper
price. The plea of Professor Ingo Potrykus of the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology, the inventor of the.vitamin A-enriched GM
"Golden rice" published in the journal Plant Physiology volume 125
five years ago is worth recounting here:
Golden rice has not been developed by or for industry.
It fulfills an urgent need by complementing traditional in-

It presents a sustainable, cost-free solution, not requiring
other resources.
It avoids the unfortunate negative side effects of the Green
Industry does not benefit from it.
Those who, benefit are the poor and disadvantaged. It is
given free of charge arid restrictions to subsistence farmers.
It does not create any new dependencies.
It will be grown without any additional inputs.
It does not create advantages for kich landowners.
It can be resown every yearifrom the saved harvest.
It does not reduce agricultural biodiversity.
SIt does not affect natural biodiversity.
There is, so far, no conceptual negative effect on the en-
There is, so far, no conceivable risk to consumer health.
It. was not possible to develop: the trait with traditional
methods, etc.

These statements hold true for the several scientists who are
concerned about today's human plight and:their attempt to use sci-
ence and technology to serve humanity. Nevertheless, the basic ne-
cessity for fuli scale risk assessment to ensure the safety of mod-
em biotechnology is what the National Biosafety Framework project
is all about.

Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology Interface

A very large volume of research data clearly links human nutri-
tion, hereditary factors and functional foods to health. The new field

of nutrigenomics is growing rapidly. Additionally, this interface also
includes the genetic engineering of crop plants with the capacity to
synthesise pharmaceutical compounds or therapeutic proteins the
field of "Biopharming." A few examples of biopharming will suffice
for today's column:

Genetically engineered tobacco producing:
the anticoagulant protein C
human growth hormone somatotropin
hemoglobin alpha and beta blood constituents
serum albumin for liver cirrhosis, bum and surgery
interferon beta for hepatitis B

Genetically engineered sugarcane producing:
o human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor
(GM-CSF) a protein (cytokine) with very important and wide ap-
plications in medicine
(Transgenic Research volume 14 published last year)
Genetically engineered rice producing:
o interferon alpha for hepatitis C
o human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor
(Transgenic Research volume 11 published in 2002)

Next week we shall explore more of the interface of agricultural
and medical biotechnologies.
Email address: caesarbiosafety or
coordinator @biosafetyguyana.o rg
The National Biosafety Framework Project is executed under
the auspices of the
Environmental Protection Agency

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Cookery Corner

SWelcome to the 391's edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner". a
weekly feature giving recipes and
Stips on cooking in Guyana.

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A wonderfully tasty and easy cabbage side dish. Perfect for barbeques or to
complementpork chops.

1 package Champion Pasta Twists
1 cup butter
1 medium head cabbage, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Chico Black Pepper ,

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium
heat. Stir in the cabbage, onion, and
garlic, and season with salt and Chico

Cook 15 minutes, or until the cabbage and
onion are tender.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a In a large bowl, toss together the cooked
boil. Add Champion Pasta Twists,.and cook Twists and the cabbage mixture.
for 8 to 10 minutes oruntil al dente; drain.
Serve warm.

Rum & Molasses Grilled Bananas

2/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup dark rum
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
6 small firm bananas, peeled
Freshly ground Chico Black Pepper

Light a hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a
gas grill to medium-high.

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molasses, rum, soy sauce, brown sugar, hot
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mixture over the bananas. When the fire is hot, set
the pan of bananas on the rack. Cover and grill,
basting occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add the
remaining molasses mixture and continue to grill,
basting occasionally, until the molasses mixture has
thickened and the bananas are glazed and tender,
another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the grill and
let cool briefly. Transfer the bananas to a plate,
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E!Online Jennifer Aniston would prefer not to be pitied, thank
you very much.
She may have starred in bhe breakup heard 'round the world
and watched her ex go on to impregnate one of the sexiest women
alive, but the former 'Friends' star sad the last thing she wants is
people feeling sorry for her.
"Don't make me your victim." Anislon tells Vogue in an inter-
view in the magazine's April issue. "It makes my skin craw\ I."
While she stopped short of mentioning Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie by name in the interview. Aniston made it clear
that she's had it with being linked to her ex and his new ob-
ject of affection.
"I'm so tired of being part of this sick, twisted Bermuda Tri-
angle," she said.
The actress tells Vogue she has moved back into the Hollywood
bungalow where she was living when she met Pint.
However, due to the relentless paparazzi chroniclng her eery'
move, she is considering moving away from Los Angeles until the
frenzy dies down.
"All I can do is go on and live my life." she tells the magazine.
As to rumours that she is dating Vince Vaughn, her costar in
'The Break-Up'. which hits theatres in June, she remained evasive.
"First and foremost, he's a really good. loyal friend." she says.
"Fiercely loyal."
Meanwhile, though she may not have asked for it, Anision has
received support from an unexpected source.

In an interview with the new issue of 'GQ', Michael Douglas
tells the magazine that he doesn't have much hope for the future
of Pitt and Jolie's romance.
"I don't know about Brad Pitt," Douglas said, "leaving that
beautiful woman to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean, how long
is that going to last'"
We're guessing the assorted Pitt-Jolie and Douglas-Zeta-
Jones offspring won't be getting together for a playdate any-
time in the near future.

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lOnlie Everybody loves the cast of Everybody jviSW-
At least thar's what the producers of thiee new jo)nedy'
pilots are hoping, with former Barone brood stalwarts Patricia
Heaton and Brad Garrett leading new projects of their own as
is Raymond cocreator Phil Rosenthal.
Heaton, already queen of the TNT Original Movie and
spokeswoman extraordinaire, is filming an as-yet untitled half-
hour ABC comedy in which she'll play a widowed mom who
gets active in the PTA at her lkds' school.
Family Ties alum Justine Bateman and MADtv vet Mo
Collins are set to join the mix.
Garrett had been looking toward a Raymond spinoff
featuring his sad-sack sibling Robert but after that sequel failed
to get off the drawing board, he jumped ship to Fox. Garrett
will headline a show called 'Til Death, in which he'll play a
married man whose next-door neighbours are newlyweds. Of
the nauseating persuasion, one can guess.
As for Rosenthal, he's keeping it all in the family with
his next project, a comedy for CBS called Play Nice, about
a brother and sister who run a family-owned toy company.
The cast includes seasoned funnyman Fred Willard and
Swoosie Kurtz.
All of these shows may be coming to a TV Guide near you
in the 2006-07 season. Network execs won't set the fall
schedules until May, so it's not known whether all or any of
the Raymond alumni shows will make the cut.
Even if they do get green-lighted, there's the question
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LL Cool J still in

'Control' after 20 years

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NEW YORK (Billboard)It is hard to imagine rap
imnis' without LL Cool ..
A'utr more than 20 yeajs, he r,: mnuns at the top ul his game.
har'. i churned out hit after hit and increasing his visibilityy as an
act: inJ r ,e s'.ymbol.
He has endured and. in some instance., outlasied hip-hop
trends. hingo and fads. From Kangois and shell-toe Adidas to sag-
ging cjans and glistening grills, from conscious rap and gangsta rap
to ciunk and snap LL has seen it all. Year after ecar. he has al-
ways been relevant, and often at the tcp of the charts (In fact, his
latest single featuring Jennifer Lopez. 'Control Myself'. marked
his highest debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in eight years.
As an artist. LL has staved true to his style, ne\er deviating
too far from what has worked for him through the years. He has
resisted trends, and even when he has stepped left of centre with
songs iike 2004's 'Head Sprung' fans have followed him willingly,
enjoying the creati'e diversion and knowing that he will always
return to the style for which he i, best-known.
LL. has handily mastered the art of reinvention, consistently
finding new ways to be successful not only as an artist but as a
"I've seen him come through the clinches of this business and
manage to keep his head, his integrity and his strength as a strong
black brother," Angie Stone says.
But like everyone else, he had to start somewhere, and
for LL it was in his beloved New York. Born James Todd Smith
in St. Albans, Queens, LL grew up like so many kids of his
generation listening to the likes of the Sugar Hill Gang,
mouthing their lyrics line for line in front of his bedroom mir-
ror. But unlike most of his peers, LL was destined to claim his
own spot in rap music history.
In 1985, at 17 years old, LL Cool J which stands for 'Ladies
Love Cool James' became the first artist to release an album on
Def Jam Recordings. From that album, 'Radio', came his first hit
single. 'I Can't Live Without My Radio'. He was an immediate
standout in the hip-hop community: good-looking enough to catch
the eyes of the ladies and hardcore enough to earn the respect of
the fellas.
Indeed, LL paved the way for many of today's hip-hop art-
ists, and Def Jam set an example for other record labels, as well.

"LL Cool J is one of the founders of the hip-hop revolution
and without a doubt is one of the most important rap artists of all
time," Warner Music Group executive VP Kevin Liles says. "His
influence goes beyond music alone. LL Cool J is a cultural force."
Atlantic Records president Julie Greenwald agrees. "LL Cool J
did what everyone said was impossible. He defied every rule and
paved the way for hip-hop to reach a whole new level of global
influence and achievement. LL Cool J was ... the first superstar
who proved that rap artists could be career artists. Over the past
20 years, he has continued to reinvent himself and stay on top."

LL's music career is filled with an impressive list of highlights.
In 1987, 'I Need Love' became the first rap song to reach No. 1
on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Then, 1991's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' made huge waves,
winning an MTV Video Music Award for best rap video and earn-
ing LL his first Grammy Award for best rap solo performance in

1992. The song was included among the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame's list of '500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'. Also in 1992,
he became the first black recording artist to be featured on 'MTV
He won his second Grammy in 1997 for 'Hey Lover', while
'Mr. Smith' was nominated for best rap album. The album earned
double-platinum status in the United States. 'Hey Lover', featur-
ing Boyz II Men, topped Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart for eight
weeks straight in 1995, while "Loungin" topped that same chart
for four weeks.
In 1997, LL received the MTV Video Vanguard Award for ca-
reer achievement, and the UPN series 'In the House' helped him
reach an even wider audience. His autobiography, 'I Make My Own
Rules', soon followed.
At this point, LL began delving into acting even more. He
has since co-starred in such films as 'Halloween: H20', 'Any

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