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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.


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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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SEARCH UNDER WAY: Police yesterday mounted a cordon and search operation at Agricola and McDoom, East Bank
Demerara. Roads were blocked and female plainclothes cops helped frisk persons during the operation which began
early yesterday morning and lasted several hours. Police said they searched 26 houses and arrested eight persons,
including two women, pending investigations into criminal offences. Gunmen rampaging through Agricola and nearby
Eccles last February 26 killed eight persons, including two pensioners in Agricola. A gang in another rampage in
McDoom in broad daylight two Saturdays ago also shot dead a 12-year-old boy and seriously wounded his mother.
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found in city
THE bodies of two men shot dead apparently in
separate incidents were found in Georgetown yes-
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THE People's Progressive
Party (PPP) yesterday reacted
with dismay to a revised time-
table from the Guyana Elec-
tions Commission (GECOM)
which it said proposes post-
poning elections beyond the
August 4 constitutional dead- C
In a statement, the main
partner in the governing PPP/ gress R
Civic (PPP/C) alliance said it behalf
was dismayed and disappointed positic
at this proposed shifting of the comnni:
elections date and declared that all stake
GECOM can and should stick ment.
to the original deadline. The
Word of the GECOM pro- ment s
posed shift came Friday night which t
in a statement the main oppo- discuss
sition People's National Con- the 20(


August 4

- PPP insists

- PSC says PNCR
)pen to extension

eform (PNCR) issued on
of the parliamentary op-
on parties asking the
ssion to urgently inform
holders of this develop-
e joint opposition state-
;aid this revised plan
he commission is due to
Tuesday indicates that
06 elections cannot be

held by the constitutionally due
date of August 4. "The plan
states that the earliest possible
date for holding the election is
September 25, 2006", the oppo-
sition statement said.
There was no reaction from
GECOM yesterday but the
PPP argued that the proposed
revised elections timetable was
a "worst case scenario" docu-

ment for consideration at the
commission meeting Tuesday
and insisted that the August 4
deadline can be met.
"The GECOM and the sec-
retariat have a constitutional
mandate to hold elections within
the prescribed time. The PPP
anticipates that the commission
will take the necessary deci-
sions on Tuesday to ensure that
elections are held within the
constitutionally due
timeframe", the statement said.
The statement the PNCR
released Friday on behalf of the

opposition group said, "We do
not wish to anticipate the out-
come of the GECOM statutory
meeting, on Tuesday, March
28, 2006, to address these is-
sues. However, we think it is
necessary and urgent that the
commission inform all stake-
holders of this development
particularly since the (Memo-
randum of Understanding)
signed by GECOM, the gov-
ernment and the donor commu-
nity, and which was laid in the
Parliament of Guyana, deems
stakeholder confidence in the

process as one of the essential
elements in the holding of free,
fair and transparent elections."
The Private Sector Commis-
sion (PSC) yesterday announced
that PNCR and Opposition
Leader, Mr Robert Corbin, ad-
vised it last week that the
PNCR would have no difficulty
if an extension of the deadline
was required.
The umbrella private sector
body, in a statement, said it met
Corbin and a PNCR delegation
last Tuesday.
"The PSC, in seeking to
clarify the (PNCR's) position
with regard to the possibility of
extending the constitutionally re-
quired period for holding the elec-
tions, pointed out that a number
of conflicting public statements
were being made from persons
associated with the (PNCR) with
regard to the governance of the
country during such a period",
the statement said.
It added: "The Leader of the
(Please see page three)

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offices for C&O.
Develop, test and prepare training Completed, circulated and used to
manuals for C&O train staff by GECOM
3 Train and evaluate staff for C&O Secretariat announced in February
that 300 staff were trained and
short listed.
S Appoint staff for C&O This was scheduled for completion
on March 15
Brief and deploy field staff for Tobe completed by April 3
6 Develop update application for Completed on February 15
7 Develop statistical reporting Completed September 13, 2005
8 Print list of new registrants from To be completed by March 28.
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be electors and circulated.
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TAXI driver Lloyd
Kandasammy was shot and
killed yesterday following an
altercation with a security
guard attached to Church's
Chicken at the corner of
Middle and Camp Streets,
Police said Kandasammy
went into the newly-opened
fast food restaurant to buy
chicken and allegedly became
impatient and behaved disor-

A source said he went there
at about 13:00 h and after or-
dering an item urom the menu,
he went to the collection area
and not long after began behav-
ing erratically, cursing and de-
manding his money back.
After he had been refunded,
the source said, Kandasammy
was then escorted outside by
security where a scuffle ensued.
It is alleged that he got into

his car HA 6650 and began to
reverse towards the building, al-
most trapping one guard be-
tween his vehicle and the glass
display window of the restau-
It was at this point that an-
other guard pulled out a baton
and tried to prevent the taxi
driver from continuing his ac-
tions, the source said.
According to the source,
the guard somehow lost control

of his baton, after which he drew
his gun and pointed it at
Kandasammy. It is alleged that
the taxi driver then reached for
the weapon and during the
struggle it went off.
His wife Mary
Kandasammy is Manager in
charge of Purchasing at Nigel's
Supermarket, also in
Georgetown and got the news at
(Please turn to page 15)

Elections can be held by ...

(From page two)

(PNCR) Mr Robert Corbin, in-
formed the PSC that the party
would have no difficulty in ex-
tending the life of the Parlia-
ment and government, should it
become necessary, providing
that there was a negotiated
agreement with respect to the
passing of new laws, financial
expenditure and guarantees of
equal access of the contesting
political parties to the state-
owned and operated media."
It said Corbin emphasised
that the PNCR remained open
to discussion with GECOM,
the governing party and the do-
nor community on all of these
The PPP, however, yester-
day outlined its case for the
commission to stick to the Au-
gust 4 deadline.
The party said that having
regard to the constitutional
mandate to hold elections not
later than the due date and the
consequences of GECOM's fail-
ure to effectively fulfil its man-
date, which it had consistently
promised to do, the PPP "ex-
presses its utter dissatisfaction
with the new proposals" and
listed several reasons.
These are:
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Claims and Objections period
remain consistent with
GECOM's Election Manage-
ment Plan and pending instruc-
tions from the Commission, the
Preliminary List of Electors
(PLE) will enter scheduled pro-
duction in the last week of
March 2006." It must be noted
that the elections management
plan referred to by the JITA
stated that the Claims and Ob-
jection period would commence
on April 05, 2006.
** The timetable presented
by the secretariat before the
proposed revision reflected the
following activities to be com-
pleted to facilitate the com-
mencement of the Claims and
Objections (C&O) period. (See
page two).
The PPP argued that this
summary of activities is "a clear
reflection that there is no major
obstacle for the timely com-
mencement of the C&O pro-
cess, hence it is extremely diffi-
cult and mind boggling to under-
stand how and why the revised
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clared, must seek to identify
and remove inefficiencies and
ineffectiveness from the secre-
tariat if these are causing ob-
stacles to meeting the August 4
"The PPP considers the re-
vised timetable proposal a
worst case scenario document
for consideration by the com-
mission at its next meeting. The
party expects that the commis-
sion will take the critical deci-
sion of printing the PLE (Pre-
liminary List of Electors) so
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ger print matching exercise of
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Responding to the joint op-
position statement the PNCR
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cipitous and intended to serve
its agenda to delay the holding
of general elections in Guyana
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The statement said there
have been "critical slippages" in
the election plan which
jeopardised holding elections
within the constitutionally due
The parties claimed that the
revised plan has "several flaws"
but they will await the outcome
of the discussions by the com-
mission before making any fur-
ther comment on these.
The PSC yesterday
urged GECOM to "fully
take account of the concerns
of all of the contesting par-
ties with regard to the pro-
duction of an acceptable vot-
ers list and that the interest
of the people of Guyana and
the nation as a whole must
be put first in ensuring that
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THE bodies of two men shot dead apparently in separate
incidents were found in Georgetown yesterday.
Police said the body ofAlvin Budhram, in his late 20s, was found
in a drain at Gamette Street, Newtown, Kitty at about 06:30 h.
Police said he was an employee of a popular private secu-
rity service and appeared to have been shot in the left side chest.
And at about 08:15 h, the body of a Rastafarian man, in his
mid 30s, was found near Lodge Community High School,
Jamoon Drive, Meadowbrook Gardens.
Police said the unidentified man was shot several times.
He was dark and was wearing blue denim pants, a blue
and grey chequered short sleeve shirt and white sneakers.

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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 26, 2006

Bush pushes guest-worker

plan ahead of key debate

By Caren Bohan
President George W. Bush
tried to counter strong
opposition among many
Republicans to his guest-
worker plan yesterday,
arguing that allowing
immigrants to take jobs
Americans don't want adds to
"economic vitality."
Bush weighed in on the
immigration issue in his weekly
radio address as the Senate was
days away from taking up
debate on the subject.
The president favours
including a temporary work visa
in broad legislation that would
also bolster border enforcement.
But some Republicans view
the guest-worker plan as a back-
door amnesty for illegal
immigrants and prefer an
approach that focuses solely on
toughening border security and
cracking down on illegal
Bush, who last week urged
all sides to tone down their
rhetoric in the emotional debate,
said securing borders was a top
priority of immigration reform
but invoked the country's
history as "a nation of
immigrants" to argue for a
balanced approach.
immigration reform requires a
temporary worker programme
that will relieve pressure on our
borders." Bush said.
"As we debate the
immigration issue, we must
remember there are hardworking
individuals, doing jobs that
Americans will not do, who are
contributing to the economic
vitality of our country," he
Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman Arlen Specter wants
to finish work on legislation
that includes a temporary
worker program and would give
undocumented aliens an

opportunity to legalise their
The Pennsylvania
Republican is working against a
deadline set by Senate Majority
Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee
Republican and potential 2008
presidential candidate. Frist
plans to bring to the Senate floor
his own border-enforcement
immigration bill if the Judiciary
Committee fails to pass
The panel is to meet
tomorrow in hopes of rushing
legislation to the floor before
Frist brings up his own bill.
Meanwhile, Bush is leaving
on Wednesday for meetings in
Cancun with Mexican President
Vicente Fox, who has been
disappointed by Bush's failure

so far to achieve progress on the
guest-worker programme.
Mexico took out full-page ads
in U.S. newspapers this week
promoting the guest-worker
Immigration is looming as a
key issue in the November mid-
term elections in which
Republicans are seeking to hold
on to their majorities in both
houses of Congress.
But the politics of border
security have created competing
pressures for Republicans.
Bush views the guest-
worker programme as way of
courting Hispanic voters in key
states like Arizona, New Mexico
and Florida. But some
conservative Republicans are
focusing on enforcement as
constituents vent frustration at
what they see as a strain on

schools, hospitals and other
local resources from illegal
The president's weak
approval ratings of around 36
per cent have led to an increased
willingness among Republicans
to rebel on issues like
Although the guest-worker
plan would offer the estimated
12 million illegal immigrants a
chance to register and work in
the United States for up to six
years, Bush rejected any
description of it as an amnesty
"I believe that granting
amnesty would be unfair,
because it would allow those
who break the law to jump
ahead of people who play by
the rules and wait in the
citizenship line," Bush said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA (Reuters) With the
inauguration of a Hamas
government all but inevitable
next week, Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas

said yesterday he could
overrule the militant Islamic
group if it continues to block
peacemaking with Israel.
"I will exercise my mandate
and authority where and when
they are needed to protect the

Hamas prime minister-designate Ismail Haniyeh leaves
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' headquarters in
Gaza yesterday. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

higher interests of the
Palestinian people," Abbas
wrote to Ismail Haniyeh,
Hamas's prime minister-
designate, in a letter copied to
The Palestinian Legislative
Council is to convene tomorrow
for a confidence vote on the 24-
member cabinet. Ratification is
seen as certain given the Hamas
majority in parliament after it
swept January elections in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Haniyeh said his
government would be sworn in
by Wednesday.
The president is
empowered by law to fire
Haniyeh if his policies are
deemed harmful to the national
Formally committed to the
Jewish state's destruction,
Hamas is rejected as a peace
partner by Israel and much of
the West and Abbas, whose
long-dominant Fatah faction

Gunman kills

six, takes own

life in Seattle

SEATTLE (Reuters) A man shot and killed six people in a
Seattle home yesterday before taking his own life with a
sawed-off shotgun, police said.
Two more people were wounded in the shooting, which took
place at around 7:00 hrs at a house in a residential neighbourhood,
police spokesman Rich Pruitt said. One of the wounded was
hospitalized in critical condition.
Seattle police said they converged on the scene after reports of
gunshots and found the suspected shooter chasing after one of the
victims who staggered from the home. When confronted, the suspect
turned the gun on himself, police said.
The suspected shooter was carrying other weapons and
ammunition, police said. There were more than a dozen people
unharmed in the home where there appeared to be a party.

seeks a Palestinian state
alongside Israel, has appealed
for Hamas to change.
Abbas has previously
avoided confrontation, resisting
foreign pressure to crack down
on Hamas and other factions
waging a more than five-year-
old Palestinian revolt for fear of
civil war.
"Once your government
assumes its responsibilities I ask
you again to ... make the
necessary corrections to your
program," the president said in
his letter to Haniyeh.
Though it masterminded
more than 60 suicide bombings
during a Palestinian revolt that
erupted in 2000, Hamas has
largely abided by a ceasefire
declared last year and has said
it could extend the truce if Israel
ends military crackdowns.
Faced with the threat of
international aid cut-offs to the
cash-strapped Palestinian
Authority, Hamas has also
hinted it would accept
temporary statehood in the
West Bank and Gaza.
Haniyeh played down the

prospect of a showdown with
"We will resolve all political
differences between the
institutions of the presidency
and the cabinet through
dialogue, cooperation and
understanding," he said.
"We do not seek to cause a
constitutional crisis."
Abbas said in an interview
published on Friday that he had
proposed back-channel talks
with Israel that would
effectively circumvent Hamas.
But Israel, which holds a
general election on Tuesday,
poured cold water on the idea.
"He (Abbas) has failed in
the biggest challenge which
faced him from the very outset:
to combat terror. As a result of
the failure of his government,
Hamas has risen," said interim
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert,
the frontrunner candidate.
Olmert has threatened to set
the Jewish state's permanent
borders by 2010 if peacemaking
remains frozen. While Israel
quit Gaza last year, Palestinians
suspect it will cement a
permanent hold on major
Jewish settlement blocs in the
West Bank.

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"I feel particularly sad the Dr. Jagan did not have at least some
time to rest. reflect on the struggles and achievements of a great
life, and write down for us and succeeding generations the
experiences and lessons of an extraordinary lifetime... He deserved
a few quiet years in the bosom of his family. his party and the nation.
Of course he would have scoffed at such suggestions... He would
have wanted to work hard to the end.... He \\as not cut to be a
bystander... Still those years of peace and writing he might have had
are a loss to the rest of us. His voice would have been heard on the
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give priority to energy deals with Latin American
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United States and shut down oil refineries owned by state oil
company PDVSA in the United Slates as their diplomatic
relations were soured by the spying charges.
The Venezuelan leader present his socialist reforms and
ideas of integration as alternatives to U.S. free-trade proposals
for the region. Those ideas include a South American central
bank, a regional pipeline and energy initiative.
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Argentina remembers

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -
President Nestor Kirchner
urged Argentina's courts on
Friday to overturn pardons
granted to hundreds of
military officers charged with
torture and murder during
the country's 'Dirty War'.
In a day of tearful vigils and
protests to remember the
horrors of the 1976 military
coup exactly 30 years ago,
Kirchner made his plea in a
speech at a military college near
Buenos Aires.
The presidential pardons
by former President Carlos
Menem in the 1990s shield
alleged abusers from
prosecution and prison. They
are considered the last
remaining obstacle to bringing
the military to justice for
human rights abuses during one
of Latin America's bloodiest
"Perhaps the time has
come to disarticulate the

network of impunity that
comes with those pardons,"
Kirchner said.
"The justice system has
already declared them
unconstitutional in some
concrete cases ... And now, it is
the judiciary that must
determine whether the pardons
are valid or constitutional."
Menem issued the pardons
in an attempt at what he called
national reconciliation. But
Kirchner said the leniency had
only increased frustration among
victims' families.
Officially, some 12,000
people were killed or
disappeared under the 1976-
1983 Dirty War a witch hunt
of leftists by a military driven
by Cold War politics. Human
rights groups put the number at

For the past week,
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Posters plastered around
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special documentaries and
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downtown square where
relatives of the disappeared
have marched for three decades
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Wearing their trademark
white handkerchiefs, the
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held photographs of their loved
ones alongside youths waving
flags and banners.
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detention centre, torture
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diplomats on a tour of the
barracks where prisoners were
held bound and hooded in tiny
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"This really brings home the
human dimension of the
suffering that happened. This
should make all of us who live
in democracy grateful for the
fact that our rights are
respected," said Catherine
Royle, deputy ambassador at
the British Embassy.
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turn the centre iLo a museum
open to the public, one of
several human rights initiatives
Kirchner has adopted since
taking office in 2003.
In June, the Supreme
Court repealed two amnesty
laws shielding military
officers from human rights
prosecutions and cleared the
way for hundreds to be tried
for human rights crimes.
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with the military for the
breakdown of democracy in
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LAST week's report by the French news
agency (AFP), on the arrests of a group
of Surinamese, including soldiers,
suspected of involvement in the recent
major arms and ammunition theft in that
neighboring state, raises serious
concerns about a likely 'Suriname
connection' with criminal networks in
Guyana, which may not be devoid of
political collaboration.
In our March 5 editorial titled 'Crime More Results
not Words' written against the background of the
'Agricola massacre' and disclosure of the "brazen, chill-
ing theft" of 33 AK-47 rifles and five pistols we said,
among other observations, that:
"It may also be relevant to learn what, if any, coop-
eration has been sought between the security forces of
this country and neighboring Suriname over the recent
significant disappearance of high-powered guns, gre-
nades and ammunition from an arms depot of the
Surinamese military. Cross-border crimes, especially of
that nature, require maximum cooperation".
Since then, we have had more sensational killings
and armed robberies. But, sadly, NO progress in the
hunt for the stolen arms from GDF headquarters; NO
arrests of any of the murderers involved in the East Bank
killings at Agricola and McDoom although at least three




names are known to have been provided by a man
charged with another offence. And this amid continuing
dismay over the inability of our security forces to score
any major success against the armed criminals
terrorising this nation.
In the case of the suspected Suriname-Guyana con-
nection in arms and ammunition running, six persons,
among them soldiers, have now been arrested by po-
lice in Suriname, following the discovery of missing ex-
plosives and ammunition from an arms depot of the
Surinamese military.
The Surinamese police, according to the AFP des-
patch from Paramaribo, are currently investigating pos-
sible links with the major arms theft from our own army
at, of all places, its headquarters in Georgetown.
We should not be kept waiting, or guessing, on what
our own security forces are DOING to ascertain the pos-
sible links in the arms disappearances of those sophis-
ticated arms and ammunition.
The movements of suspects, whether business
people, politicians or else, within recent months to and
from Suriname, either through our international airport
or by the ferry service between the two countries in the
Corentyne River, should be carefully scrutinised. Inter-
national agencies should also become actively involved
in helping to expose cross-border arms trafficking.

While our police and army are doing what they are
lawfully expected to do, in the interest of national se-
curity and preservation of a democratic and law and
order environment, we have no doubt that eternal vigi-
lance will be the watchword of the Guyanese public in
general against being hoodwinked by diversionary
tactics from the criminal networks and their hidden
sponsors and beneficiaries.


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Cae-o bu- a 9c9nv9e rsation of 9 p9cop.and pposi.. onM

GUYANESE, across the po-
litical divide, are currently
gripped with excitement over
the broadcast and published
transcripts of an illegal wire-
tap conversation between the
country's Police Commis-
sioner, Winston Felix, and
the Vice-Chairman and par-
liamentarian of the main op-
position People's National
Congress/Reform (PNCR),
Basil Williams.
Though quite disturbed,
neither the Police Commissioner
nor the opposition politician
has denied, or confirmed, any of
the details of the controversial
taped conversation.
However, on the basis of their
own brief comments to the me-
dia, neither has left any doubt
that such a conversation did
take place.
I should point out for the
benefit of readers that I am
among local and regional journal-
ists who were sent tapes of
the bugged telephone conversa-
Two related and most per-
tinent questions are: Who en-
gaged in this criminal wiretap
act? Secondly, why the neces-
sity for such a private
conversation on sensitive na-
tional security issues, instead of
a scheduled meeting, if really
desirable, between the Police
Commissioner and one or more
representatives of the opposi-
tion PNCR?
On the first question,
speculations, in and outside of
the Guyana Police Force,
strongly point to a criminal net-
work that involves major drug
traffickers and gun-runners as
well as elements linked with re-
venge killings that have been on
the rise since 2001 with strong
shades of the blood-letting hor-

The illegal bugging of phone
conversations landlinee and cel-
lular) is known to have long
been a notorious and dangerous
practice in a number of Carib-
bean Community states. It has
made victims of governing and
opposition parties; government
ministers, justice administration
officials, media personnel,
and at times involved collabora-
tion between local and
foreign intelligence.
Nevertheless, it is a widely
held and rightly shared belief,
across our Caribbean Commu-
nity, that until appropriate laws

I .W'

are enacted to make wiretaps le-
gal, there must be NO official
countenance of the unauthorised
bugging of someone's telephone
conversation irrespective of
the status of the individual or
organisation concerned.
Guyana's current wiretap
controversy, with its grave se-
curity/political implications,
may very well remind Jamai-
cans, for a start, of their own
experience some five years ago:

Then it related to the sen-

legal wiretapping activity that
focused on local and foreign se-
curity agents and technicians of
the local telephone company,
with charges, and denials, that
even the phones of Prime Min-
ister P.J. Patterson himself may
have been among those bugged.
One positive result from
that sensational wiretap
episode in Jamaica was the
government's enactment of leg-
islation that removed authority
from the Prime Minister
to authorise, in the interest of
national security, bugging
of someone's telephone, and
made this dependent instead on
the decision of a judge in cham-
It is a legislation which
Guyana and other CARICOM
states may wish to introduce
and implement. The operative
word is IMPLEMENT and not
sideline. As, for
example, controversially done in
the USA under the George W
Bush Administration under the
guise of "homeland security" in
the post-9/11 phase.
In any civilised society,
based on the rule of law, there
should be commonality
across political, social and cul-
tural lines, against drug-traffick-
ers and other criminal networks
that seek to undermine
lawful authority and pose
threats to national security by
bugging phones of security per-
sonnel, cabinet ministers and
other lawmakers.
In relation to the ques-
tion who engaged in the il-
legal wiretap of the conversa-
tion involving Commissioner
Felix and the politician Wil-
liams, speculations, in and
outside of the Guyana Police
Force, strongly point to a
criminal network of major

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volved in revenge killings
that have
been escalating since 2001
with shades of the blood-
letting horrors of Jamaica


and Trinidad and Tobago.
With respect to the second
question the necessity for such
a private conversation on na-
tional security issues as
distinct from an official meeting
- the response from Commis-
sioner Felix was in sharp con-
trast to when I
telephoned Williams early last
week, even before their separate
brief comments to the local me-
The Commissioner said to
me: "Yes, I am aware of the
tape, but I have no interest in
hearing it. I do have some con-
cerns, however, about who is
the author or authors, and on
what authority they have
acted...This is a dangerous
intrusion...I have nothing to say
on the claims attributed to me..."

On the other hand, when I
reached Williams by ohone. he

inquired to "what honour I owe
this call". As soon as I told him
the reason, the phone went dead
at his end. Thinking that
we may have been unfortu-
nately cut off, I called again,
His secretary asked me to
"hold on" and then returned to
say he was "involved in a meet-
ing". I am experienced enough to
know what that approach usu-
ally means, and left my tele-
phone number.
The Felix-Williams conver-
sation, illegally taped and circu-
lated by unknown elements,
covers some very sensitive is-

sues pertaining to national secu-
Not the least of such mat-
ters being the forthcoming gen-
eral elections; scheduled for not
later than August 4 (and which
the opposition is seeking to
have postponed); next year's
historic Cricket World Cup; last
month's slaughter of eight indi-
viduals by criminals armed with
high-powered rifles;
Plus, the assassination of a
controversial 'talk show' host,
Ronald Waddell, murders in
Buxton the East Coast village
that currently stands as a virtual
criminal fortress in shameful de-
fiance of the combined might of
the Police Force and Army.
Why? It cannot be for want
of resources. A related question
is how many of the suspected
major drug dealers have been
identified by the security forces
and shared with the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Aeoncv? It has to.

be more than one. So why just
one name has so far appeared?
The DEA itself also has an ob-
ligation to offer an explanation.
While Commissioner Felix
continued his public silence, the
PNCR moved speedily to link,
without evidence, the govern-
ment of President Bharrat
Jagdeo with the unlawful and
dangerous taping and circulation
of the conversation with Will-
For its part, the govern-
ment, in its very brief initial
statement disclosed how
"deeply disturbed" it was over

the sensational development
and its evident implications for
national security". It
has promised "a more detailed
statement" after "careful study"
of the content of the recorded
Meanwhile, suggestions are
already surfacing, from various
quarters, on what possible offi-
cial actions could be pursued, in
the national interest: One such
course, it is felt, could be an in-
dependent probe into the
unlawful bugging of the top cop
Precedent is located in
what occurred in 2005 when
a Presidential Commission of
Inquiry was established to
consider and report on alle-
gations against then Home Af-
fairs Minister, Ronald Gajraj
(whose phones were also unlaw-
fully bugged) on involvement in
"the promotion or otherwise" of
extra-judicial.killings" .. .

IsuNiY Nsn (CH~isLM~ich"i~$V2006:

IT SEEMS that the panties,
thongs, briefs and shorts -
or whatever they wear of
some people, are in some very
tight knots over the broadcast
last week of a tape recording
by a private TV station.
Friends of mine who have
pharmacies and drug stores told
me (in secret code on the phone,
of course!) that all their stocks
of anti-diarrhoea drugs were
sold out within hours between
Monday and early Tuesday
Some said they received ur-
gent phone calls (in secret code)
at night from some worried per-
sons who were suddenly af-
flicted with severe and persis-
tent urges to do 'Number Two'
and desperately needed anti-di-
arrhoea medications to deal with
the severe bouts of 'Number
(My secret code decipher-
ing book [which I assure you is
in a place more secure than the
Guyana Defence Force bond
where they store high-powered
AK-47 rifles and pistols] tells
me that 'Number Two' is the
code kids in school use to seek
their teachers' permission to go
to the toilet to answer urgent
poop calls.)
And hear this this is no
poop. As I was seeking verifi-
cation of my code book's defi-
nition of 'Number Two' in the
office yesterday you know
how fast code terms change -
our Weekend Confidential Edi-
tor, Mr Ruel Johnson (who
else?!) announced that he had
found verification on a website
He searched and duly an-
nounced that 'Number Two' is
indeed a code term for doing the
Thanks, Ruel for aiding in
the verification process. If any
queries.come your way from the
Guyana Elections Commission
(GECOM) on helping them
with any verification process,
please share some of the consul-
tation fees with me.
Now back to this 'Number
Two' affair. My pharmacist
friends said the sudden surge in
sales of their anti-diarrhoea
medications exhausted their
stocks and prices have skyrock-
eted even higher than the cost
of cement.
Some told me that some of
those desperate 'Nuinber Two'
victims were so desperate for
anti-diarrhoea help that they
asked if the drug stores had any
cement to help them out!
I couldn't believe it. My
drug store friends said they had
to make urgent overseas phone
calls (in code, of course) to or-
der emergency air shipments of
anti-diarrhoea medications to
help those stricken with serious
bouts of 'Number Two'.
I heard by phone (in code,
of course) that sales of toilet
paper have also shot up since
the broadcast of that tape of a
purported conversation which
also featured some talk about
'Number One'.
'Number One', my code
book tells me, is the code kids
in school use with their teach-
ers when they want to take a
pee (or urine) and I am still try-
ing to figure out what that ref-
erence to 'Number One' in the
purported conversation was all



If my code book is accurate
and 'Number One' had left the
country, as was reported in the
purported conversation that TV
station broadcast, then a lot of
kids in school in Guyana would
have been in serious, serious
I mean, teachers would be
cruel to order children to do the
'Number Two' if they want to
do the 'Number One' when
'Number One' had left the coun-
People in high positions and
who hold such serious respon-
sibilities, like being 'Number
One', should have much more
consideration for other people,
especially children, who defi-
nitely should not be forced to
do the 'Number Two' when
they want to do the 'Number
Come on, guys. You have to
refine that position. Doing the
'Number One' and the 'Number
Two' requires drastic shifts in
positions, particularly for boys.
Stoopsing and poopsing is seri-
ous business and not something

to be trifled with and laughed at.
Here are some useful refin-
ing positioning tips from that
website Ruel unearthed in his
verification search:
DUMP You're just sitting
there in a state of sublime peace
when all of a sudden you emit
a group of noisy gassy bursts
that break the silence like ma-
chine gun fire. The guy in the
next stall hits the floor like a
combat veteran cradling his um-
brella like an M16...damn
DUMP You feel a noisy one
coming on. Relatives, friends or
work mates are within earshot,
so you must employ some
clever techniques to cover the
disgusting sounds you are about
to emit. Timing is obviously
very important here. At the pre-
cise moment of release, try the
following sound effects:
1. Flush the toilet
2. Sing the first two stanzas
of your national anthem
3. Drop a handful of quar-
ters on the floor".

Thanks so mu
Ruel. I am sure a lo
out there still afflict
'Number Two' epi
who somehow man
time to read this, wo
nally grateful.
Can you imagil
straits thousands of
be in now that it
knowledge that pho
stations can be bugg
ing all those thou
seem to feel they ar
lonely without a ce
and the latest model
My pharmacist
store owner friends ii
(by code on the
course) that many
housewives, desp
bands, sweet men
women, boyfriend
friends, girlfriend
friends, boyfriend
friends, girlfriends o
(you know what I
among those seek
doses of anti-diarrhc
tions this past week
They said a lo
are under a lot of

I FIND it amazing that after
all the brouhaha over the
Free Trade Area of the Ameri-
cas (FTAA) being so impor-
tant to the economic space of
the western hemisphere, it
now looks very likely that it
is going to die a natural death
- that is, if a miracle doesn't
occur and some life is
breathed into it.
I'm also sorry that Caribbean
countries spent millions of dollars
to have their senior civil servants
and ministers taking part in doz-
ens and dozens of meetings since
1994 money that could have
been well spent in upgrading their
infrastructure and improving the
lives of their people.
I know people will argue
that the small Caribbean states
had no choice but to join in the
negotiations or be left behind.
Still, lots of money expended
and nothing to show for it.
Trinidad and Tobago also
spent millions of dollars, some
say as much as US$5 million in
a lobb. ing campaign to ha- e the
headquarters of the FTAA lo-
cated in Port of Spain.
The FTAA was supposed
to get off the ground in 2005 to
become the world's largest free
trade area with a potential popu-

nation of 800 million and a gross
domestic product of US$14 tril-
lion but talks on it have been
stalled for the past two years
with no signs that it will be
kick-started any time soon be-
cause of continuing wide differ-
ences over U.S. farm subsidies
and other thorny issues.
With trade links crucially
important to our economies and
with the countries and regions
in the western hemisphere in-
cluding the U.S. developing free
trade agreements, it's important
that the CARICOM trade mo-
mentum is kept alive.
Already, the Regional Nego-
tiating Machinery (RNM) is
conducting a study on the mer-
its of negotiating a free trade
agreement with the U.S., spe-
cifically looking at how the re-
gion can lock in and improve
benefits from the Caribbean Ba-
sin Economic Recovefy Act
(CBERA) and the Caribbean
Basin Trade Promotion Act
(CBTPA) in its future relations
with the U.S.
The U.S. is the most impor-
tant trading partner overall for
CARICOM and by far its larg-
est export market.
Latest data from the
CARICOM Secretariat shows


ich again, during if tapes of their purported
)t of people private phone conversations are
ed with the also being burnt on CDs for free
demic and distribution, or for broadcast -..n
age to find TV.
uld be eter- I have heard (on the phone
in code, of course) that some en-
ne the dire terprising TV station owners in
people may GT who are masters at pirating
is public TV programmes and shows
me conver- from overseas TV stations, are
ed? Includ- planning to go local big time
sands who with some of those tapes.
e naked and Who would want to watch
ell phone 'The Young and the Restless'
s at that? when they can just throw back
t and drug and listen to the sailing and
informed me juicy stuff people they know
phone, of talk about when they are on the
desperate phone with each other and be-
erate hus- living that it's all so private?
and sweet Hot stuff!!!
ds of girl- Watch out, or listen out, for
ds of boy- the next episodes. And watch
ds of boy- how broad would be the smiles
f girlfriends on the faces of those who own
mean) were pharmacies, drug stores, cement,
king heavy and toilet paper shops.
oea medica- And if you see people you
;. have long known to be calm,
t of people cool, coy and collected, sud-
stress won- denly breaking out in bouts of

that the region's exports have
increased from 34.4 per cent of
total export values in 1997 to
44.1 per cent in 2002.
In value terms. CARICOM.
which has had a longstanding
trade deficit position with the
U.S., exported US$3.6 billion
worth of goods to the U.S. and
imported US$5.5 billion worth
of goods from the U.S. in 2002.
Jamaica's outgoing Prime
Minister P.J. Patterson, express-
ing his disappointment over the
"comatose" state of the FTAA,
called on governments through-
out the Americas to deepen the
economic integration-process
and forge hemispheric, regional
and sub-regional linkages that
would enable small states, in
particular, to withstand chal-
lenges in an increasingly
globahsed international economic
;He said despite the poten-
tial benefits of globalisation,
"we have to acknowledge that
the long term survival of many
of our countries continues to re-
quire adjustment to the new re-
alities of an international envi-
ronment, which has become in-
creasingly hostile and unpredict-
Former U.S. Assistant Sec-

retarv for Western Hemisphere
Affairs. Ambassador Roger F.
Noriega, now a visiting fellow at
the Washington-based American
Enterprise Institute for Public
Policy Research, pointed out
that while the U.S. is improving
its relations with countries, par-
ticularly in Latin America, the
small islands in the Caribbean
should not be neglected.
In a recent paper, he said
small island states will need par-
ticular attention to ensure that
their economies are neither
swamped by regional trade of
larger states nor preyed upon by
criminal elements testing what
they see as weak links in the
community of the Americas.
With signs pointing to a col-
lapse of the FTAA talks, the
U.S. has been busy seeking out
bilateral and regional trade agree-
ments with countries in the
western hemisphere.
The U.S. and the Dominican
Republic-Central America (U.S.-
DR-CAFTA) have hammered
out a free trade'agreement which.
is now due to go into effect in
The free trade agreement is


sweat, don't believe it's the
It may be that they are
catching the flu from the heat
of another kind.
Or maybe, just maybe,
they are suffering from a seri-
ous infection of the now
dreaded 'Number Two'.
Me I learned a long time
ago and the hard way that the
phone is not an instrument to
be trusted.
And not even the allure of
the fancy and sleek cell phones
will make me change my mind.
There are some things that
can only be said in close en-
counters of a certain kind.
I am off to take a 'Number
(Responses to

aimed at eliminating barriers to
trade and investment among the
seven signatories, Costa Rica, the
Dominican Republic, El Salva-
dor, Guatemala, Honduras, Nica-
ragua, and the United States.
CARICOM is also not sit-
ting down on the issue of ex-
panding trade relations and last
January, ministerial spokesper-
sons for bilateral trade agreements
undertook a review of their trade
Trinidad and Tobago's Min-
ister of Trade and Industry, Ken
Valley who chaired the meeting
held in Guyana, said it was con-
vened against the backdrop of the
need to bring greater dynamism
to the implementation of the bi-
lateral agreements CARICOM
signed with other countries.
The meeting received a re-
port on the status of implemen-
tation of the CARICOM-Do-
minican Republic and the
CARICOM-Cuba FTA and mar-
ket access issues as regards the
CARICOM-Venezuela trade ac-
On the CARICOM-Costa
Rica FTA, only three countries to
date Barbados, Guyana and
Trinidad and Tobago have com-
pleted the ratification process
while there were no problems
with the CARICOM-Colombia
Trade, Economic and Technical
Cooperation Agreement.
The meeting also reviewed
developments relating to
well as the CARICOM-Canada
trade arrangement.
Last December, Salvadoran
Vice President Ana Vilma Albanez
de Escobar pleaded with
CARICOM to meet the Central
American countries and
strengthen ties between them.
Maybe It is an invitation
that the CARICOM group can
now pursue.

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So what's next


trade agenda?


Public-private forum should

drive trade negotiations

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

ihe estabfii.e i oo ai
structured forum by which
Caribbean governments and
the regional private sector
organizations consult
regularly on trade issues.
The point has been made
by Barbados Prime Minister
Owen Arthur that "enterprises
compete internationally not
In this context, when
governments negotiate trade
agreements -whether they are
bilateral or multilateral they
really are bargaining for the
most advantageous positions
they can achieve for their
private sectors. And, they
should be doing so with advice
and information provided by

their pril ategt . .-
Ths i 's certainly y halis
done by the United States,
Canada, the European Union
and other member states of the
Organisation for Economic Co-
operation and Development
They fully recognize that
their economies are driven by
their private sectors, including
their farming community, their
financial services sector, and
their manufacturers. Thus, they
argue for trade rules or
pvimptions from it based on
...- ....rests of their private
But, there is an absence, so
far, of a structure by which the
Caribbean private sector can
inform and advise the regional

government negotiators of their governments and the business
requirements and concerns in community.
international trade negotiations. Generally, the pattern
It is true that, recently, throughout the Caribbean has
Caribbean sugar producers been one in which enterprises
ae active. ed b trade rules
oernmentV m the T...- the event,
negotiations between the requiring governments either to
European Union (EU) and the seek exemptions from the rules
African, Caribbean and or not to enforce them.
Pacific (ACP) states over the The option of not enforcing
unilateral reduction in the binding rules has now virtually
price paid for sugar and the disappeared.
compensatory package that
has been offered. Similarly,
the banana producer
organizations have also been
But, these consultations and
subsequent agreed actions
occurred only after the crises
transpired. There had been no
regional structure for regular V
discussion before the crises, no
machinery for an early warning
system, no systemic flow of
information between the



HAITI'S children are facing
a continuing struggle for
survival, with one in eight
likely to die before the age of
five. A lack of basic services
such as water, health care and
education is compounded by
poverty and violence, locking
children into a cycle of
deprivation and abuse.
A new UNICEF report,
'Child Alert: Haiti', highlights
the plight of the country's 3.8
million children and calls on the
government to act.
"The violence that pervades
every level of society hampers
any sustainable development,"
says UNICEF Haiti
Representative Alberto
Many communities have
been devastated by fighting
across the Caribbean nation.
They have no water or
electricity, and food is often
hard to find. An estimated 2,000
children are living on the streets
of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince

alone. Many have been
orphaned by AIDS while others
have fled abuse at home. They
turn to prostitution, beg for
food or join armed gangs for
"In most cases those
children don't have any choice,"
says UNICEF Child Protection
Officer Njanja Sassu. "They are
either coerced into joining armed
groups or they join armed
groups because they are
completely outside the family

The UNICEF report on
Haiti asserts that violence is one
of the biggest threats to the
country's future. Without a
protective environment, children
are less able to learn, they are
more prone to illnesses and
malnutrition, and they begin to
devalue themselves stunting
their development as productive
citizens and potential leaders.

Only half of Haiti's children
attend primary school and the
drop-out rate is increasing -
particularly among girls. Getting
children back to school is a
UNICEF priority because it
helps to protect them from
violence, exploitation and abuse.
But most families can't afford
the school fees.
'Child Alert Haiti'
concludes with a call for
children to be put at the centre
of the country's political
agenda. Expressing UNICEF's
hopes that the recent elections
will provide the necessary
stability for positive change, the
report welcomes the comments
of Haiti's new President, Ren6
"Children must be taken
off the streets," President
Prival said in a recent
Agence France-Presse
interview. "Weapons must be
taken from the hands of
children and replaced with
pens and books."

Within the Caribbean Single
Market (CSM), violations of
agreed trade rules will be taken
to the Caribbean Court of
Justice (CCJ) for adjudication,
just as failure to comply with
rules set within the Word Trade
Organisation (WTO) ends up
before its Dispute Settlement
Body with penalties to be paid
by the offending government.
Therefore, enterprises in
Caribbean countries have to
seek to influence the rules before
they are made. And, where they
are made in ways that are
unhelpful, enterprises have to be
prepared to adjust to new
circumstances in order to
But, no enterprise will be
able either to influence trade
rules or prepare adequately for
adjustment to them unless it is
informed of the details of the
The Caribbean Regional
Negotiating Machinery

(CRNM) has taken the lead in
trying to invoye the regional
private sectors in understanding
the international trade issues by
establishing a Private Sector

private sector in CARICOM
member states. One such
seminar, held in Guyana in
March, was roundly welcomed
by the business community.

This is a laudable
initiative by the CRNM. But,
it should not be left to the
CRNM alone. It is already
over-stretched and under
resource. The governments
and the private sector in the
region should now build on
the CRNM's initiative by
creating a structured forum
for meaningful consultation.
In a few Caribbean countries
there is machinery for
consultation between
governments and the private
sector. Barbados, for example,
has a Private Sector Trade Team
which is responsible for
informing the private sector of
developments taking place in
regional and international trade
But, by and large,
throughout the region there is no
structured forum in which
government trade negotiators
and high level representatives of
the private sector meet
regularly to devise Caribbean
positions on issues at the
WTO, in the negotiations with
the European Union (EU) on
Economic Partnership
Agreements, and the stalled Free
Trade of the Americas
Yet, it is businesses that will
be affected by the trade rules
and other arrangements that are
being negotiated by
governments. So, we come back
to the point: it is government's
responsibility to negotiate the
best framework and rules for
trade and to ensure that they are
respected and upheld,.but at the
end of the day it is businesses
that trade.

Therefore, both at the
national level and the wider
regional level, there is an
urgent need for a structured
forum in which governments

s-ector o'eX V i ,,eli....'en .ts -'"
each of the international
trade negotiations in which
governments are involved and
the private sector provides
informed advice and
Chambers of Commerce and
other private sector
organizations in the Caribbean
should themselves invest in
scientific research of the impact
of international trade issues on
their businesses and their
national economies. And, if
individually, they cannot afford
it, they should now move to
establish and fund a regional
research capability within an
agreed regional private sector
organisation that would advise
government negotiators in
regular and structured meetings.
The University of the West
Indies and the University of
Guyana have the capability
throughout its various faculties
of conducting the required
research, and a regional private
sector organisation would do
well to commission the best that
the universities have to offer to
undertake the necessary
If the private sector
organizations fail to interface
with governments and to
provide negotiators with sound
arguments supported by
scientific evidence, they will do
themselves a disservice and find
it difficult to justify
complaining when governments
do the best they can with
limited resources and
By the same token, it is
incumbent on governments to
create the structure for sustained
and meaningful consultations
with the regional private sector
and to encourage their
participation. Or the region as
whole will be the loser.
(Responses to:

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. SUNDAY.CHRONICLE..March 26...2006

After the Israeli Election

"IT'S a trade-off," said Dror
Etkes, director of the Israeli
organisation Settlement
Watch, just after Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon
carried out the dramatic
withdrawal from the Jewish
settlements in the Gaza Strip
last August. "The Gaza Strip
for the settlement blocks; the
Gaza Strip for Palestinian
land; the Gaza Strip for
--unilaterally imposing
borders. They don't know
how long they've got. That's
why they're building like
But they are going to have
lots of time: Ariel Sharon may
be in a permanent coma, but his
project is doing just fine. The
new party he founded, Kadima,
will do extraordinarily well in
the Israeli elections on Tuesday,
probably winning almost as
many seats as the two traditional
major parties, Labour and
Likud, combined. The only
question about the new
government is whether Kadima
will have to include either of
those major parties in the new
coalition, or whether it can leave
them both out in the cold.
Neither is there any doubt
about what acting Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert will do
once he is prime minister in his
own right, with a solid majority
behind him. In far blunter terms
than Sharon had used in recent
years, Olmert sketched out the
new government's policy last
"Reality today obliges us to
separate ourselves from the
Palestinians and to remodel the
borders of the state of Israel,"
said Olmert, "and this is what I
will do after the elections. This
will force us to evacuate [some]
territories currently held by the
state of Israel [in the West
Bank, but] we will hold on to
the major settlement blocks. We
will keep Jerusalem united. It is
impossible to abandon control
of the eastern borders of Israel."
In other words, there will be
no more peace negotiations: the

Palestinians will just have to live
within the 420 miles (680 km)
of tall fences that mark out
Israel's new borders, in a
pseudo-state surrounded and
almost cut in half by Israeli
settlements. The whole Jordan
valley will stay in Israel's
hands, cutting Palestinians off
from the rest of the Arab world
except for one Israel-controlled
border crossing into Jordan at
the Allenby Bridgeand one that
crosses into Egypt from the

Gaza Strip.
The 200,000 Arabs living in
the old city of Jerusalem are
already cut off from the rest of
the Palestinian territories by a
ring of new Jewish suburbs and
a maze of gates that they cannot
pass through without magnetic
cards. New settlements linking
the existing Jewish suburbs east
of Jerusalem with the settlement
block of Maale Adumim will
push Israel's frontier most of the
way across the West Bank in the
centre, effectively cutting off
the northern West Bank from
the southern part.
All the big settlement
blocks in the West Bank Ariel,
Gush Etzion and Maale
Admumim will formally
become part of Israel, sheltering
behind the walls that divide
them from the misery and
desperation on the other side.

Some isolated settlements will
be abandoned, and the estimated
60,000 Jews who live in them
will be moved to join the
185,000 people who already
live in the bigger blocks. The
Israeli army will police the areas
that remain Palestinian, making
incursions as necessary. And
there you have it: the
permanent solution to the
Israeli-Palestinian problem.
Israelis jusIify thi~'
unilateral and highly one-sided
"solution" with the argument
that there is nobody on the
Palestinian side to negotiate
with, and since the victory of
the radical Hamas party in
Palestinian elections two
months ago that argument
sounds more plausible. But we
arrived at this sorry situation
because Israel was unwilling to
negotiate fairly with any of the
previous, more reasonable
incarnations of the Palestinian
leadership either. The
settlements always got in the
As former U.S. President
Jimmy Carter, who negotiated
the 1978 Camp David peace
accord between Israel and
Egypt, wrote in the Israeli
newspaper Haaretz last week,
"the pre-eminent obstacle to
peace is Israel's colonisation of
Palestine. Israel's occupation of
Palestine has obstructed a
comprehensive peace agreement
in the Holy Land, regardless of
whether Palestinians had no
formalised government, one
headed by Yasser Arafat or
Mahmoud Abbas, or with
Abbas as president and Hamas
controlling the parliament and
For twenty years, while one
peace initiative after another
died due to Israeli stalling and
the patience of moderate
Palestinians eroded, the
settlements doubled and
redoubled in population, taking
up more and more Palestinian
land. So now, since the
Palestinians are too radical to
talk to any more, the settlements




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must become part of
Israel. Most Israeli voters are
willing to accept this logic at the
moment, but it does not serve
Israel's long-term security.
At the moment, Israel
holds all the cards in the
Middle East. Its army and its
economy are incomparably
stronger than those of its

Arab neighbours. It has
hundreds of nuclear
weapons, and they have
none. And it has 110 per cent
support from the United
States, the world's only
superpower. But a prudent
Israeli leader would conclude
that now is therefore the right
time to make a permanent

peace with the Arabs,
including the Palestinians,
because nobody can be
certain that it will still hold
all those cards in twenty-five
or fifty years' time.
Israel cannot have a
permanent peace and the
settlements too. It is making
a bad trade.

U.N. sees link between global

warming and hurricanes
GENEVA (Reuters) There is growing evidence of a link between global warming and natural
disasters such as droughts and flooding, the head of the World Meteorological Organisation
(WMO) said on Friday.
But Michel Jarraud, secretary general of the United Nations weather agency, said more
research was needed into the links between global warming and extreme conditions like
Jarraud told a news briefing: "We know for certain that there is an intensification of the
hydrological cycle, which translates into greater risk in some areas of a rain deficit and accentuated
problems of drought linked to climate change."
"In other regions there is a higher risk of flooding and in others a risk of greater frequency of
heat waves," he said.
The WMO said last week that greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide blamed for global
warming and climate change had reached their highest levels in the atmosphere.
Scientists warn that greenhouse gas emissions must be slowed and reduced if the earth is to
avoid climatic havoc with devastating heat waves, droughts, floods and rising sea-levels sinking
low-lying island states and hitting seaboard cities.
Carbon dioxide, which the WMO says accounts for 90 percent of warming over the past decade,
is largely generated by human activity involving the burning of fossil fuels.
"We must accentuate research efforts to better understand the links between climate change
and a certain number of extreme phenomena," Jarraud said.
He noted 2005 was a record year for hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, including Hurricane
Katrina which devastated New Orleans.
"There is not yet a consensus in the scientific community on the link between hurricanes and
global warming, but there are leads. I am fairly confident that in two or three years we will have
more credible answers," Jarraud said.
Research into the link between climate change and El Nino could take five years, he added.
El Nino, caused by interaction between abnormally warm or cool seas and the
atmosphere, typically triggers drought in eastern Australia and Southeast Asia, and floods
in western parts of North and South America.


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1. Head, Planning and Development
This candidate must have a Masters Degree in Economics, at least 5 years
working experience, with 3 being in a supervisory capacity. Will be responsible
for Strategic planning in the Commission, preparing annual and monthly reports
from data generated in the Commission, economic analyses,
special reports as determined by the Board of Directors and Project proposals.
Familiarity with a statistical package such as SPSS and computerliteracy will be

2. Economist/Statistician
'~This candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Statistics,
Accounting, Management or Forestry and must have excellent oral and written
communication skills. Preference will be given to persons who are computer
literate and have a very good working knowledge ofstatistical packages

3. Internal Auditor
This candidate must have a Degree in Accounting or equivalent Accounting/
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(The following viewpoint
was published in December
2004. In light of recent
public comments and
intensified counter-narcotics
efforts by the Government
and its law enforcement
agencies, it is being
reprinted with minor

Guyana's geographical
location to some of the
largest producers, exporters
and consumers of narcotics,
its almost impenetrable
contiguous borders and the
vast swathes of territory
unpopulated and unwatched
have during the past decades
made this country an easy
transit point for the narco-
traffickers. In the 1980s, a
Member of the Parliament of
the PNC government was
charged for possession of
narcotics in the United
States and had to resign from
the National Assembly, a
leading law enforcement
officer was suspected of
involvement in the narco-
trade by external agencies
and was sent on early
retirement, and there were
even claims of governmental
links to an illegal remote
aircraft landing facility for
Colombian drug operatives
in the Berbice River.
There seemed to be no
urgency by the previous
political dispensation to
aggressively combat the growing
narcotics trade although its
tentacles had come near to that

Party. (Although now when
you listen to some of the same
people who were in government
you would think that they had
a track-record of waging a narco-
war in Guyana). The thinking
then was that this problem
would eventually go away.
There was little effort to nip
the narco problem in the bud.
That was shortsighted.
Colombia, Mexico, Peru and
others, with help from the
United States, were, at that
time, engulfed in an all-out war
against the cocaine cartels. By
the time the PPP/C was elected
in 1992, the problem had grown
to monster proportions for our
and neighboring societies.
Guyana was by then
producing its little drug
kingpins who had links to the
South America and North
America drug cartels. It was
recognized that the narco-trade
and narco-traffickers had an
organised global network which
provided cash and administered
unspeakable forms of violence
with alacrity to achieve their
aims and foster this most
disruptive activity. A most
dangerous cocktail of cash and
violence was in use. The
stability of States was under
pressure. Law enforcement
agencies around the Hemisphere
were being undermined. And
democracy was threatened.
The PPP/C had no
hesitation in combating the
scourge. An all out war was
declared with help from anti-
narcotics agencies in the
United States of America,

Canada, United Kingdom, partnership with Drug
CARICOM states, our Enforcement Agencies in the
neighboring countries and United States, Canada and
even Interpol. A specialised countries in the Caribbean such
counter-narcotics unit the as Puerto Rico, Barbados,
Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago
(CANU) was established to and cooperation with
supplement the Guyana neighboring countries
Police Force anti-narcotics Venezuela, Brazil and Suriname;
squad. and the Ministry of Foreign
The PPP/C recognized that Affairs has formalised links
with other countries
worldwide under the
.United Nations treaty to
establish links in the anti-
S narcotic drug fight; and
there is a United Kingdom
liaison officer in Trinidad
and Tobago, with
responsibility for Guyana;
Guyana is an active
participant of the Regional
-Drug Squad Commanders
(RDSC), established in
1993; Guyana and the
United States signed a
Shiprider Agreement to
suppress illicit traffic by
by Robert sea and air. On July 23,
Persaud, MBA 2003, the National
Assembly passed the
Maritime Drug Trafficking
Guyana could not go it alone in (Suppression) Bill 2003. The
this fight. A raft of inter- Bill provides the legal
governmental and inter-agencies framework for the
cooperation and operations implementation of provisions of
agreements were entered into. international, hemispheric,
These, according to a recent regional and bilateral
GINA publication, included: an agreements, of which Guyana is
agreement between the a part; under the Fugitive
Government of Guyana and the Offenders Act, drug offenders,
Government of Colombia can be extradited to treaty and
through which Guyanese law non-treaty countries.
enforcement officers benefited Government has been
from anti-narcotics training; processing requests from foreign
CANU has a good working governments; and each year

officers from the Guyana Police
Force and CANU undergo
intense training in narcotic
investigations at home and
More recently, Guyana's
fight has been complicated by
the 'Plan Colombia' anti-
drug operations in progress.
The flushing out of the
cocaine barons from
Colombia has caused the
drug traders to seek
alternative transshipment
points, including Guyana.
Our Head of State has been
soliciting additional external
help to combat the expected
increase in narco-related
activities in Guyana resulting
from 'Plan Colombia'.
The Government has been
consistently providing
resources, within its means, to
the counter-narcotics agencies
along with the legislative
support and help from friendly
countries and agencies. More
external help is certainly
On June 21 2005, President
Jagdeo launched the
Government's National Drug
Strategy Master Plan. Already,
various elements have been
acted on and more emphasis is
being placed on getting
resources to wage this war more
The enhanced anti-
narcotics capacity is
witnessed by the level of
interceptions at our ports,
among others. The intensified
efforts have led to
international recognition of

the Government's resolve to
combat this scourge.
According to the recent U.S.
Government report on
Guyana's narco-war: "The
Government of Guyana
(GoG) does not facilitate the
production, processing, or
shipment of narcotic and
psychotropic drugs or other
controlled substances, and
does not discourage the
investigation or prosecution
of such acts."
The war will have to be
stepped up in this area as the
integrity of our counter-
narcotics ranks and agencies will
be in question as well as the national
resolve. The main opposition
party's recent defamatory
utterances coming on the heels of a
political agreement with an
internationally wanted drug
baron in Suriname does not help
our country's reputation. This
type of antics and buffoonery
distracts the nation from the
on-going counter-narcotics
Guyana, like many other
countries, faces an uphill battle
in confronting this scourge.
There is much more to be done
which will demand more
resources, particularly when
small developing economies
such as ours have to respond to '
other basic demands from the
All in Guyana must play
a part to fight and eliminate
the narco-trade as we seek to
tame the overall crime
situation, politically or
otherwise inspired.

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The suitable applicant will be required to manage all financial matters relating to the
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By Jasmin Garraway

THE ACS initiatives related
to multilingualism were
developed in response to a
mandate of the Ministerial
Council of the ACS. An
examination of the linguistic
profile of the Member States
and the Associate Members
will reflect the imperative
and the wisdom which
influenced the mandate given
to the Association.
While other languages are
spoken in these countries, the
Greater Caribbean region
represented by the ACS, speaks
mainly three languages: English,
French and Spanish, which are
among the most spoken
languages in the world. This
inheritance is a privilege,
particularly in the field of
tourism and it should be taken
advantage of.
The diversity of languages
is one of the major obstacles
affecting intra-regional
cooperation among countries
and constitutes a barrier to
effective negotiations.
In a time of growing
independency of countries and
of globalisation, languages are a
key to constructive
communication and cooperation.
The Caribbean region is mostly
constituted of small islands that
need to cooperate in order to
participate in the process.
Having higher numbers of
multilingual professionals in the

Greater Caribbean would
contribute to strengthening
working relations among ACS
Member Countries and
Associate Members.
Many governments of the
ACS Member and Associate
Member Countries have
recognized the need to introduce
and reinforce the teaching of
foreign languages at the primary
level in the school system. The
Government of Panama. for
example, has mandated the
institution of the 'Ingles por la
Vida', 'English for Life'
initiative throughout the school
system aimed at creating a fully

bilingual nation. Definitive and
innovative approaches such as
these must be used to overcome
the many obstacles being
encountered in the training of
bilingual nationals.
With specific reference to
multilingualism in the Tourism
Industry. too often the tourism
industry in the region limits
itself to one language when it
should also be actively
promoting and communicating
in the two other languages of
the region, so as to cooperate
and jointly promote tourism to
the Caribbean with their

The migratory process
that has occurred in some
Eastern Caribbean countries
has influenced the tourism
industry as it relates to
languages spoken in the
sector. whereby the influx of
nationals of one Spanish-
speaking Member State. w\ho
are the descendants of
immigrants from the Eastern
Caribbean sought residency
status in Eastern Caribbean
Countries based on descent.
Many are being employed
in the tourism industry. This
may, in the medium to long-

term, provide these islands with
a competitive edge in terms of
tourism marketing and the
stimulated interest of nationals
in developing foreign language
skills. It is likely however, to
present a challenge in the short-
term, in that these new Spanish-
speaking employees are in
almost all instances supervised
by, and work alongside
monolingual co-workers who
speak only English. The "new
citizens" are providing tourism
services to mostly non-Spanish
speakers who visit these islands
and this reality has created an

urgent demand for language
training in the recipient
countries in question.
in response to its mandate.
the emerging challenges facing
the region related to foreign
languages. and the demand for
language training, the ACS
implemented the OECS
Language Training Pilot Project.
This was aimed at strengthening
French and Spanish language
skills of OECS Nationals
through intensive and immersion
courses in French and Spanish-
speaking Countries.
The successful completion
of this Pilot was the impetus to
create the ACS Centre for
the Promotion of Languages and
Cultures (CPLC). This is now
at an advanced stage of
The tourism industry will
derive many benefits from
having ACS member nationals
becoming bilingual. The CPLC
initiative will, amongst others,
facilitate the provision of better
services in the expanding tourist
economies of the Greater
Caribbean, the largest income
generator for most ACS
Member States.
Ms Jasmin Garraway is
the Sustainable Tourism
Director of the Association of
Caribbean States. The
opinions expressed are not
necessarily the official views
of the ACS. Comments and
reactions can be sent to

3/25/2006, 6:54 PM


The Greater

Caribbean This Week


The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking an individual for the position of Lab
Quality Assurance Technical Advisor for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The
incumbent will function independently as the primary technical expert for CDC/GAP
Guyana in HIV/AIDS laboratory activities. The incumbent will provide technical assistance
and support for the planning and implementation of HIV/AIDS laboratory activities, with
particular emphasis on those activities associated with quality assurance and quality
control practices.
SALARY: G$5,497,649.00 per annum, if all requirements are met.


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

1. M.D. or a Doctorial Degree in Laboratory Science is required.

2. Demonstrated experience managing public health laboratory programs with a minimum
of one year's experience developing and/or managing HIV/AIDS laboratory programs

3. Fluent English, in reading, writing and speaking, is required.

4. Must have knowledge of HIV/AIDS laboratory testing practices and procedures and
general HIV/AIDS prevention practices.

5. Prior training in HIV/AIDS laboratory procedures and protocol is required.

6. Excellent computer skills and an ability to write peer-reviewed-journal-quality reports
(and to deliver his information at international conferences) are required.


Persons wishing to apply should submit a current resume, or curriculum vitae, with a cover
letter to:
Human Resources Office
(Lab Quality Assurance Technical Advisor)
American Embassy
100 Duke Street

CLOSING DATE: April 7,2006.
Only applications meeting qualifications listed above will be acknowledged.

H--amtaran Aa d

Oxfam GB is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation dedicated
to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. As part
of its "Support for Food Security, Livelihoods Recovery and Disaster
Preparedness in Flood Affected Communities of Guyana" Project, Oxfam
GB invites sealed Tenders from eligible bidders to supply the following
services towards rice land preparation as per the following:
Back blading and leveling for 275 farmers as per the following regional
1400 acres: Mahaica; 1990 acres: Mahaicony; 160 acres: Cane Grove

The Tender should include a breakdown of costs for back blading and
Oxfam GB will accept offers for the parts of the tender
Services are to be performed between April 10" and 30th, 2006

Tender documents may be purchased from the Oxfam GB Office from
Monday, March 27, 2006, for a non-refundable fee of one thousand dollars
($1,000). Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same
Tenders 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
Rice Land Preparation"

The tender should be addressed to: The Evaluation Committee
Oxfam GB
Lot 1 Cummings & LamahaSts.
Alberttown, Georgetown
Tenders are to be deposited in the Tender Box located at Oxfam GB's Office
by 16:00 hrs on March 31,2006.
It should be noted that Oxfam GB does not bind itself to accept the lowest or
any Tender. nor is Oxfam GB in anyway responsible for the cost of
preparation of the Tender response. Also, Oxfam GB reserves the right to
adjust the quantities advertised.

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12 SUNDAY CiHRONICLE March 2 2006

Advancing the social agenda

in South American countries

By Odeen Ishmael

GUYANA'S President
Bharrat Jagdeo, addressing
members of the country's
Christian community early
in March, declared that
"there are too many poor
people" in the country. He
noted that his government is
working assiduously to
alleviate poverty, but noted
that the world is exhibiting a
growing selfishness and poor
countries can no longer look
for assistance from many of
their traditional partners.
The social agenda is
strongly pursued in Guyana, a
fact confirmed by the World
Bank which has commended the
government's commitment to
reducing poverty by its
substantial allocation of national
resources to poverty reduction
programmes. Much of
Guyana's social spending aims
at improving health, education
-and housing and community
service. The Bank's April 2005
study of 27 Highly Indebted
Poor Countries (HIPCs) shows
that Guyana spent over twice
the amount than other HIPCs
on poverty programmes in the
period 2000 2004.
Guyana's poverty rate
currently stands at below 35
per cent, a decline from more
than 75 per cent recorded in

In education, programmes
seek to reduce illiteracy rates,
increase enrollment ratios, reduce
overcrowding in schools,
provide access to children, and
reform the education system to
meet the specific needs of the
The health sector strategy
targets maternal and child
health; communicable diseases;
chronic diseases; mental health
and access to quality health
Housing and community
services, which absorbs one-
third of social sector spending,
are currently developing
infrastructure for low-income
housing schemes and
distributing house lots to those
in need.
But while Guyana is
pushing its social
development programmes, its
South American partners are
encountering obstacles in
speeding up their own social
agenda. Some of these
obstacles also affect Guyana,
so systematic on-going
reforms are obviously
Almost all of the South
American countries have elected
left of centre governments -
some more left than others -
whose leaders promised during
the election campaigns to speed

up the social agenda to combat
poverty. When they were in the
opposition, these leaders and
their parties were very critical
of the previous governments'
structural adjustment policies.
But now holding the reins of
power, they themselves are also
committed to follow th(
directives of th
international financial
institutions to ensure
balanced budgets, deb
service payments and th
encouragement of foreign
At the same time, their
supporters expect them t<
fight poverty and reduce th
economic inequalitie
between the rich and poo
as a main priority. And
impatiently, they wan
solutions to these social
problems right now!
Recently, the Inte
Press Service quoted the
opinions of three leading
South American academics
who agreed that the new
administrations are
constrained in advancing
their social agenda. One of
them, sociologist Alilo Bor6n,
the Executive Secretary of
the Argentine-based Latin
American Council of Social
Science, claims that Brazil's
implementation of social
programmes has so far been

disappointing, even though
extreme poverty has fallen a
few points since 2001. He
opined that this may be
because the Lula
government, in order to
ensure debt payments, has
based its economic policies

on tight spending and high
interest rates to fight
Bor6n also says that
Argentina is determined to bring
about change. That country has
seen a steady decline in the
poverty rate since the economic
and financial collapse of 2001
when it climbed above 50 per
cent. But like so many
governments of the continent,
Argentina conforms to the
"Washington consensus" i.e.,

a series of structural adjustment
polices prescribed since the
1980s by the World Bank, the
Inter-American Development
Bank and the International
Monetary Fund in which
reforms include privatization,
deregulation, fiscal policy
disciplines, trade liberalisation
and encouragement of foreign
investment. By doing so, the
social agenda is not given full
priority it deserves.
Overall, many constraints
slow down the execution of
social programmes. These
include the growth of drug
trafficking, the upsurge of
violent crimes, and
corruption. Management,
supervision and maintenance
of the social infrastructure
also are not at their best.
Further, financing the
programmes puts pressure on
national budgets and is
handicapped by the slow
progress in implementing tax
reform in most of the
countries. This tax reform
problem has impacted on
revenue collection since there
is too much tax evasion.
In the case of Chile, the
recent socialist government of
President Lagos showed
economic progress, but
inequality did not fall much
even though poverty declined
from 38.5 per cent in 1990 to

18.8 per cent in 2005.
Recently, the government of
President Tabore Vasquez of
Uruguay has begun applying a
broad social programme to
combat extreme poverty.
President Evo Morales is
currently planning to do the
same in Bolivia.
In yenezuela, inequalities
continue to exist, but the
government is making strong
efforts to reduce them. President
Chavez has condemned the
Washington Consensus and has
instituted a wide-scale social
programme in the rural areas
and poor urban communities to
improve, education, health and
other services.
At present, most of the
parties in government, by
their socialist orientation,
are linked to grassroots
movements in various
communities and they are
using this connection to carry
out their social programmes.
But progress has not been as
fast as they would like since
stumbling blocks still
impede faster progress. By
working to remove these
constraints, the governments
will advance the social
agenda to further reduce the
numbers of poor people in
their respective countries.
(The writer is Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela.)


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The U.S. Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Political/Public Affairs
Specialist The incumbent analyzes general political, social and governmental trends and
developments; supports press relations and public affairs activities as well as educational
and cultural exchanges; and serves as the Mission's Protocol Assistant

SALARY: G$3,823,059.00 per annum, if all requirements are met

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and
comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Undergraduate University Degree in Political Science, International Relations, History,
Sociology, Intemational Law, Communications, Journalism, or other closely related field
is required.
2. Four to six years of progressively responsible experience in social sciences research
and analysis, joumalism/newspaper reporting of political matters, university teaching,
government, or closely related field required.
3. Ruent English, in reading, writing and speaking, is required.
4. Athorough knowledge of Guyanese political, economic, and social structure,
institutions, political parties, historical development, and key political figures is
5. Must be able to develop and maintain a range of both high-level and working-level
contacts. Must be able to plan, organize, and execute research projects and prepare
precise and accurate factual and analytical reports.
6. Must be able to use a computer and have knowledge of basic word processing and other
software programs, and also knowledge of the Internet


Persons wishing to apply should submit a current resume, or curriculum vitae, with a cover
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American Embassy
100 Duke Street
Kingston, Georgetown.
CLOSING DATE: March27, 2006.

Only applications meeting qualifications listed above will be acknowledged.


SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 26, 2006 13

Hope versus fearin a time of rss
Hope vcersus--eriatiers

By Ron Kraybill
Professor, Conflict
Transformation Programme
Eastern Mennonite

WE LIVE in a time of danger
and uncertainty. Loud voices
call us to act, quickly,
decisively, forcefully. Go this
direction. No, there....
Which voice to follow?
A question to consider in
choosing: Which voices
strengthen our inner sense of
hope? Which voices play to our
fears? Which voices make us
more certain that the world is
basically a scary place from
which we must be defended?
On the other hand. which
voices support our inner
conviction that more goodness
and kindness and beauty and
generosity and compassion exist
in the world than we often allow
ourselves to recognize?
In his recent book, 'The
Left Hand of God' (Harper
San Francisco, 2006),
Michael Lerner suggests that
for several thousand years
human society has been torn
by a struggle between the
voice of hope and the voice of
The voice of fear says
that all life is a battle. In the
end, people are only out for
themselves and their own
interests. Security' comes

only by getting an advantage
over others. We must either
conquer or be conquered,
dominate or be dominated,
destroy evil people or be
destroyed by them.
The voice of hope says that
although human beings struggle,
at our core we need loving
connection with others. We feel
most fulfilled when we are
needed by others and can
generously provide care and
assistance. We hunger for
respect and are intrigued with
differences in others when they
do not threaten our own
uniqueness. We long to celebrate
the goodness of life and
consciousness and freedom.
Lerner observes that
these two voices vary in
volume. One gains
ascendancy for a time and the
other is ignored. "When the
paradigm of fear is dominant,
people look at all their
experiences through that
framework. At such times,
politicians who speak the
language of fear sound
realistic, even profound,
while those who talk about
hope seem foolish and out of
On the other hand, when
hope is on the rise, voices that
were previously dismissed as
unrealistic sound visionary and
These voices are self-

fulfilling prophecies. Fear
begets anger. Hope begets
understanding. In the years I
lived in South Africa, I was
often struck with how the
armed -to -the -teeth
fearfulness of whites fed the
anger of blacks. Trying to
create a safe haven for
themselves, whites sent a
concrete message with their
separate living areas and
barbed wire: they cared for
none other than themselves.
Fear-based actions sow,
nurture, and reap hatred.
But starting in the late
1980s, whites found the
courage to join the hopes of
millions of blacks for a better
solution and began to take
courageous steps based on
that hope. In the beginning,
the ones with the audacity to
hope were few and they were
ridiculed by those ruled by
fear. The times were
dangerous, and there was
good reason to be afraid.
But persistence in hope-
based acts calls forth the best
in others. Gradually, in three
steps forward and two
backwards fashion, hope won
Lerner invites us to do our
own research. Ask yourself, he
suggests, where would you
locate what you see and hear on
the hope-fear continuum? Ask
the question of every movie and

television show, every sermon
and speech, every commercial
and ad, every piece of
legislation, every political
demonstration, every theory of
human development or
spirituality, every rock concert
and music performance that
comes your way.
I agree with Lerner that our
culture is today profoundly
oriented towards the dynamics
of fear. It is time to renew our
grounding in the voice of hope.
Hope is ultimately a
spiritual awareness, an
awareness rooted in a reality
deeper than the surface events
of a given day or week. To his
religiously diverse audience,
Lerner offers practical
suggestions that can be used by
people of many backgrounds.
1. Do acts of kindness, love,
and generosity every day, even
when you are not in the mood.
2. Let go of a commitment
to outcomes. Do acts of
hopefulness even when there
are no rational grounds to
believe that it will all turn out
okay. Good outcomes can and
do happen even when there is
no rational reason to believe
they will.
3. Find a friend to share
your vision of the world you
want. Develop that
friendship as a place to share
your frustrations and renew

your hopes. See that friend
regularly and share your own
inner fears and hopes and
hear his or her hopes and
fears too.
4. Pray and meditate.
These root our awareness in
the eternal. They help us
accept the transiency of
everything and thus reduce
our fear.
5. Use rituals of
empowerment. Reading the
stories of liberation from Egypt,
notes Lerner, helped keep up
the spirits of the Jewish people
for two thousand years while
they endured oppression, exile,

and brutality.
6. Join and participate in a
spiritual community. In the
routines of rest, worship, and
celebration, we are reminded of
the grandeur of life and creation,
and of the deep intention for
healing and renewal present in
the Source of the universe.
7. Whenever you are
giving a talk or trying to
influence others in the
public arena, ask yourself:
does this presentation give
enough attention to fostering
Excerpts from Lerner's

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Increase in Pensions

All pensions that were in payment as at 31st December
2005, will be increased by 5% from 1st January, 2006.

Increase in Minimum Pension

The minimum rate for Old Age and Invalidity Pensions will
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The Insurable Earnings Ceiling will be increased from
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This will be a sealed bid auction. Final bids should be addressed to the
Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat, Headquarters Complex,
Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana and placed in the Tender Box
located in the lobby of the Headquarters Complex no later than 3 pm on
Friday, April 7,2006.

All tenders should be clearly marked on the top right hand corner of the
envelope with the words "TENDER FOR PURCHASE OF ELECTRICAL

The CARICOM Secretariat is offering this Generator for sale on an 'As
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March 17, 2006

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By Delroy Chuck

T HE Electoral
Office of Jamaica
is busily preparing for
the next general
election which it
surmises could come as
early as June.
It is trying to clean up the
voters list by removing dead
persons, changing addresses of
persons who have moved and is
determined to remove voters
who cannot be found. So far the
electoral office has done a fairly
good job to clean up the election
process. Yet so much more
needs to be done.
Last week political
representatives received lists of
persons who cannot be found
by the Electoral Office verifiers.
These were voters who were
enumerated and hitherto
checked at given addresses but
have either removed or were not
present when the verifiers
Actually the verifiers visited

at least three times before
declaring that the voters cannot
be found. The result is that
nearly 300,000 registered voters
are in danger of being removed
from the electoral list, unless
they are found or they come
forward and identify their
present whereabouts.
I am at present going
through my list in North Eastern
S. Andrew and initial checks
suggest that over 3,000 voters
could be removed from the list
unless they contact the
returning officer at 905-2693.
Yet, over half of these
voters are present in the
constituency but were not
verified for a variety of
reasons, including their
unavailability when the
verifiers visited their
premises. However, the most
obvious reason is that voters
have removed and so far
failed to notify the Electoral
Office of their new
addresses. As I walk and
drive around the
constituency, and using my

personal knowledge, I have
found many voters who have
not yet been verified.

In fact, a significant
shortcoming of the verifiers'
duties was their failure to
verify persons who are found
at new addresses. Verifiers
are given lists of persons to
identify at given addresses
and when they fail to find
these persons that is the end
of the matter even though
there are different persons
living at these addresses.
Very few verifiers ask these
new residents if they were
enumerated elsewhere, which if
processed properly would
account for and verify them at
their new addresses. In fact, if
voters were verified at their
new addresses, I reckon that
most of the 300,000 unverified
voters would have been found.
Sadly, the whole verification
process has been a nightmare,
and it continues. Its main
success has been to verify dead

people and even that has had its
flaws as some identified dead
persons are actually alive.
Amazingly, the Electoral
Office would have spent over
$400M on the process and there
will still be unresolved problems
with the voters list. For
example, persons who were
overseas would not be removed;
so, why should persons who
are elsewhere in the country be
removed? Admittedly the
difficulty is to find them. But
they exist and should not be
removed from the list unless it
can be positively proven that
they are dead or have migrated.

Voter apathy has
contributed to the voter re-
verification nightmare. In spite
of the best efforts of the
Electoral Office and the
numerous advertisements in the
media, hundreds of thousands of
voters have not responded.
Democracy is too
important to leave the
politicians alone. Our citizens

need to take democracy
seriously and even if they
contribute by serving on juries
or vote in elections they should
play a part. Far too many of our
citizens are not taking their
responsibility seriously.
Somehow, they feel the
country or others owe them a
living. They expect others to
take them to the Promised Land
or to make life better for them
and their loved ones.
Until every Jamaican
become stakeholders in their
country, the passage to a better
and safer future for our country
will not be easy. There are many

of us who enter politics to make
our contribution and not for any
personal benefit.
The least we ask of
others is to participate in the
democratic process. Even now
the very best that citizens can
do is to secure their votes so
they can participate in the
next election whenever it
(Delroy Chuck is an
attorney-at-law and Member
of Parliament. He can be
contacted at
[Published Wednesday,
March 22, 2006]

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immigration bill

sparks protests
By Aarthi Si\aranan

\kASHINGTON. iReuters -.At least 200.000 mostly His-
panic demonstrators protested in California yesterday
against moves to tighten U.S. immigration laws. while
President George \. Bush urged var) Republicans to take
up his guesl-worker proposal.
A boisterous crowd. mana wearing the red and green of the
Nlejcani flag. packed the street in front of Los Angeles Cnit
Hall to prote-i Republican bilUs the ;i wouldd hun the esti-
mated 12 million illegal mungranit in the United Staies.
One, which has already~ passed the LU S. House of Repre-
4entau\es, would make t1 a federal cr me. instead of a ci il o:f-
fence. for undocumented workers to li\e in the country and
would penalise people who help illegal innugrants. The Senate
will take up the immigration is'.ue tlis meek.
Protester Eduardo Sotelo Piolin. a disc jockey wnth La Nue.\a
radio. said he opposed the tough measure,.
"1 am one of thousands of people i ho crossed the border
in the trunk of a car because I wanted a better life." he said
"Toda) 'm a documented worker But \we should respect the
people \,ho are nor documented and .we should not treas them
like cnnunals"
Protest organizers estimated the crowd at one million but
pohce spokeswoman Sara Faden put the numbers at 200.000.
Speakers took turns at a podium at the foot of the steps to
Cir Hall. gi\ ing speeches main in Spanish. A live band ..lth
drums. guitars and trumpets played music nearby.
Some demonstrators carried homemade paper signs. One
read: "Illegal immigrants are welcome 1o go to war. but why
can't we have a job. home or licence'. '
On Friday, as many as 15.000 marched in Phoenix in a rimu-
lar demonstration. In Chicago. police esumated that 75,000 to
n100,000 rallied on March 10 to protest rough changes in immi-
granon law More protests are planned in 10 cities on Apnil 10.
Bush pushed his plan for a guest-worker plan and bet-
ter border enforcement in his weekly radio address yes-
terday. (See other story on page four)

GPA lectures resume
THE Guyana Press Association (GPA) resumes its monthly
lecture series on Wednesday March 29, 2006, at the
Demerara Mutual Conference Hall, Robb Street.
Among the topics scheduled for discussion is 'Privacy and
the media', with special focus on the issue of confidentiality,
the privacy of telephone conversations, and the implications of
the broadcast of the alleged recorded conversation between the
Commissioner of Police, Mr Winston Felix and Member of Par-
liament, Mr Basil Williams.
There will also be a short presentation by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs on the Free Movement of Skills for Guyanese
media workers.
The lecture begins at 11:30 h.
All media practitioners are invited to attend.

THE Health Ministry is
about to embark on a cam-
paign to tackle the problem
of homelessness and mental
health in Guyana, subject
Minister Dr Leslie
Ramsammy announced yes-
He told the Government In-
formation Agency (GINA) the
ministry is set to next month
launch a multi-sectoral
programme that would include
collaboration with other minis-
tries and the community.
Those slated to be part of
the programme are the minis-
tries of Labour, Human Ser-
vices and Social Security; Home
Affairs and Health, the agency
It said the programme is ex-
pected to start in June and will
comprise a process of assess-
ment, evaluation, rehabilitation

Taxi driver

shot dead ...
(From page three)
her workplace.
His son Lloyd
Kandasammy Jr. is History lec-
turer at the University of
CAMEX Restaurants Inc.,
franchise holder for Church's in
Guyana, said in a press release
that it was saddened by the in-
"CAMEX Restaurants Inc.
is grateful for the speed with
which the Police responded to
the reports and we are cooper-
ating fully with the ongoing in-
vestigation", it said.
It also stated that although
the incident took place outside
of the restaurant, management
was reviewing security proce-
dures to ensure that at no time
would customers be at risk
while in or around the restau-
Police said the guard was
detained for questioning and
the gun seized as investiga-
tions continue.

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Global Fund
towards the fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. 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 Health Sector Development of the Ministry of Health now invites applications
for the vacant positions:

3. Prospective applicants can uplift a copy of the Terms of Reference from:
The Procurement Officer: Prakash Sookdeo
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559, prakash sookdeo@ihiv.qov.av
4. Closing date for the receipt of applications is April 10, 2006 at 4.30pm at the office
of the Health Sector Development Unit, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
Compound, East Street, Georgetown, Guyana,
Tel. 226-2425, 226-6222 Fax: 225-6669,
Email mohaoh( Drakash sookdeofhiv.aov.av

and integration for homeless in-
"Likely candidates will be
collected from the streets and
taken to the Georgetown Pub-
lic Hospital Corporation
(GHPC) for assessment and
evaluation after which a deter-
mination will be made of the
person's mental and physical
health", GINA said.
It explained that if a case of
severe mental health is deter-
mined by medical personnel the
patient will be referred to the
National Psychiatric Hospital.
Other mild cases would result in
patients being assisted to inte-
grate in society, the agency said.
GINA said the Health
Minister also announced that
Guyana will launch its men-
tal health strategy next month
and on April 4 the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) will
be hosting a mental health
consultation exercise.

Barbados Honorary

Consul in Guyana


menalelt, 1raI if

BARBADOS now has an
Honorary Consul in Guyana.
According to a report in a
Barbadian newspaper reporting
on a speech by the island's Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs, Ms
Billie Miller, the person is among
several new consuls appointed
by the Barbadian government to
be its "extended arm".
Miller was speaking recently
at the Savannah Hotel at the
opening of a retreat for existing
and newly appointed consuls.
She did not identify the
Consul in Guyana but the Sun-
day Chronicle understands the
person was at the retreat.
Other Barbadian consuls in
the region are in The Bahamas,
Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman
Islands, French Guiana, Haiti,
Jamaica, Martinique, St Lucia,
Suriname and Trinidad and To-
Miller, quoted in the Satur-
day Sun newspaper, said her
ministry is looking to appoint
consuls in Belize, Grenada, St
Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and

3/25/2006, 9:50 PM

the Grenadines and the Domini-
can Republic.
"We want to widen the
scope of what Honorary Con-
suls would do and we hope this
number would increase," she is
quoted as saying.
There was no indication in
the minister's speech as to the
number of Barbadian nationals
in Guyana.
During the early part of the
last century, several came here
to work in the sugar and mining
The appointment of a Bar-
badian consul in Guyana appar-
ently had nothing to do with re-
cent publicity about a Barbadian
reporting difficulties at
Guyana's airport.
The Sunday Chronicle un-
derstands that Barbados pre-
sented the name of the consul to
the Guyana Government long be-
fore that and it was approved.
An announcement by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
here will be made in due



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II I 'l

THE University of Guyana is
inviting the public to com-
ment on its draft 2006-2011
strategic plan intended to
guide the institution's devel-
opment, directions and opera-
tions for the next five years.
The UG Public Relations
Division said the draft plan has
been presented to the University
Council and the university is in-
viting comments from the mem-
bers of the public who are key
stakeholders in the institution.
The document can be viewed on
the university's website
A report on the strategic
plan for the period September
2006 to August 2011 said it is
intended to guide UG in its ef-
fort to become an institution en-
dowed with information and
communication resources, both
human and technological. It also
aims to be recognized as a Cen-
tre of Excellence for the delivery
of tertiary programmes, for its
administration and management,
and as a leader in research that
contributes meaningfully to the
development of knowledge for
the benefit of Guyana and all
The report said the plan was

informed by discussions with
the university community and
had the benefit of being reviewed
by the Director of Planning of
the University of the West
Indies who has served for seven
years in that capacity, prior to
which he held the position of
Planner for 10 years at the Min-
istry of Education in Trinidad
and Tobago.
The plan provides guiding
details of the units that will be
responsible for implementing the
strategies, and the business plan
which will set out the indicative
costs of carrying out the activi-
ties aimed at achieving the vari-
ous outputs, the division noted.
It said the university wishes
to arrive at a set of strategies
that will allow it to achieve its
main aims of service to the na-
tion through the provision of
training, research, and the dis-
semination and application of
knowledge in the most effective
ways. It also wishes to embark
on strategies which will allow it
to achieve standards of excel-
lence and the level of financing
that will enable it to do so, the
division said.
The strategic plan, it
pointed out, is flexible in order

to allow for adjustments that
may become necessary as a re-
sult of these consultations and
changing circumstances and con-
The report said it is also
based on the assumption that
there will be annual reviews of
the implementation progress
with amendments/adjustments in
the following year as deemed
There are six goals for di-
recting the mission over the pe-
riod of September 2006 to Au-
gust 2011. These apply to the
Turkeyen and Tain campuses,
and to the Institute of Distance
and Continuing Education.
Strategic goal 1: Expand
Quality Research Output and
Impact of the university. This is
aimed at increasing the standard
and level of research output at
the university, and also attract-
ing income.
Strategic goal 2: Sustain-
able Resource Mobilisation and
Utilisation. This addresses the
mobilisation of resources, cash in
hand, and their efficient use.
This goal also addresses the need
to have a sustainable and finan-
cially viable institution.
Strategic goal 3: Quality

Enhancement; the Curriculum,
Teaching and the Environment is
directed to the delivery of qual-
ity undergraduate and post-
graduate programmes.
Strategic goal 4: Strength-
ening Management Systems and
Governance is intended to em-
power the administration for the
delivery of quality tertiary edu-
Strategic goal 5: deploy
Information and Communication
Technologies to Improve Access
and Organisation Effectiveness
will result in the use of the new
technologies in the delivery of
education at the tertiary, profes-
sional and community levels.
Strategic goal 6: Restruc-
ture the incentive systems in or-
der to encourage increased staff
Funding of the plan is of
paramount importance and con-
sideration should be given to
some activities as projects that
funds can be sought for through
various means such as the
university's own fund-raising
exercises, or as a special project
funded either by the government
or international funding agencies,
the report stated.
It has been recommended
that a 2-3 year business plan be
developed once the key initia-
tives/strategies are prioritised.
Then, in order to implement the
strategies, units will have to be
guided by the business plan.
Budget planning, expenditure
and implementation of activities
must be carefully coordinated,
the report said.
It stated that UG has the
strengths to achieve the goals but
noted that the success of this
plan will be determined neither
by the process involved in its
preparation nor by its approval.
"Its success will be deter-
mined firstly by the level of
ownership it earns from its
stakeholders and secondly
and most critical, the achieve-
ment of its goals. The latter
will depend on the commit-
ment of its implementers,
their resourcefulness and cru-
cially, the resources, human
and financial, that are avail-
able", the report said.

The Demerara Harbour Bridg


Shanta Gobardhan

A KEY conduit, the Demerara
Harbour Bridge (DHB), con-
tinues to provide the critical
function; bridging the very
important administrative Re-
gions Three and Four and
Guyana's most important wa-
terway, the Demerara River.
Government, recognizing its
importance to trade, commerce
and travel, has consistently been
placing interest in the upkeep of
this 1.25-mile floating structure,
to provide an optimum service
to about 24,000 commuters
Touted to be the longest
floating bridge in the world,
DHB is located on the east at
Bagotstown, East Bank
Demerara, and on the west at
Schoonord, West Bank
Demerara. It facilitates traffic
from Region Three and as far as
villages on the Essequibo Coast.
Initially, there were glitches
that impeded traffic on several
occasions, when vessels hit the

bridge causing damage to some
components. However, over the
past several years, the bridge has
been generally accident-free and
there have been improved traf-
fic flow and less waiting time to
get from one end to the other.
Its significance to the liveli-
hood of the many thousands is
obvious. It is very cost effective,
especially for working people
and children. For a car transport-
ing six passengers, the toll fee is
only $50, less than the cost of
the smallest aerated drink! Buses
pay $200, while the cost for
cycles is negligible. Heavier ve-
hicles pay more. Since 1998,
there has been no increase in toll
fees, testimony that government
is working to provide cheap and
efficient services that are afford-
able to all sections of society.

Originally built to last 10
years, the bridge was repaired in
1998 through a major European
Union project that cost
US$1OM which gave it another

EveryChild Guyar

encourages positive p

Hold workshops in Agricola. -East La Pen

completed its second phase
of Better Parenting Work-
shops aimed at supporting
and improving the skills and
knowledge of parents, com-
munity members and faith-
based leaders from Agricola,
East La Penitence and Lin-
During the first phase, 14
teachers and 21 caregivers par-
ticipated in the Better Parenting
workshops. In an effort to in-
crease the support to parents/
caregivers, EveryChild Guyana

conducted a second phase of
training for an additional 66 par-
ticipants, which included faith-
based and community-based
leaders in several five-day work-
The workshops, facilitated
by Ms. Bonita Harris Educa-
tor and Trainer, and Mrs. Bar-
bara Thomas Holder Head, So-
cial Sciences Department, Uni-
versity of Guyana, focused on
self-knowledge, discipline and
development, HIV/AIDS and re-
lationships, and counselling
skills and practice with the aim

of achieving behavioural change.
According to a release from
EveryChild Guyana, the facilita-
tors shared the view that the
deeper problems of disciplining
children lies not only with par-
ents but also with members of
the wider community including
teachers, leaders of faith- based
and community-based
Follow-up sessions were
also held in an effort to continue
to build the capacity of the par-
ticipants, and to identify and ad-
dress challenges of caring and

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15 years. EBR Techniques con-
ducted the repairs with materials
provided by Damen Shipyard of
Holland. The bridge's superstruc-
ture is supported by more than
100 pontoons, and comprises 61
spans. Its double retractor creates
a clearance of 210 feet horizon-
tally to facilitate the passage of
ocean-going vessels.
Last year was trouble-free for
bridge operations and an efficient
service was availed to commuters
due mainly to the strategies
adopted by the DHB manage-
Continuous maintenance, ac-
cording to DHB'S General Man-
ager Nazrudeen Azeez, is prov-
ing very rewarding, as this pre-
cludes management from having
to carry out major works, and in-
convenience the travelling public.
Daily, one can see DHB staff per-
forming routine tasks on the su-



itence, Linden
disciplining children appropri-
Participants are now
equipped with skills and are pass-
ing on the training they received
to other members in their various
EveryChild Guyana, an
NGO that works with vulner-
able and marginalised children
in Guyana, believes that the
Better Parenting workshops
will positively influence the
way parents, teachers and
caregivers interact with and
discipline children.

In 2005, about 150 deck
plates were replaced and some
$90M was spent to replace three
large pontoons to ensure the
foundation remains secure.
For this year, the DHB in-
tends to replace four large pon-
toons at a total cost of $80M.
Thirty deck plates are currently
being fabricated and these will be
fitted as the need arises, Azeez
said. One component costs
$75,000 to manufacture locally.
Deck plates are steadily be-
ing damaged by the constant tra-
versing of heavy-duty vehicles
which are transporting building
materials for developmental
projects in Region Three, accord-
ing to Azeez. As a result, these
have to be replaced regularly.
Annual maintenance of the
retractor/acceptor span hydrau-
lic system and controls is being
done by Hycos Engineering un-
der a three-year contract that is
expected to end this year.
This apart, careful monitor-
ing is being done with regard to
the increasing number of heavy
vehicles utilising the bridge. It is
mandatory that these vehicles be
weighed and a scale on the east-
ern end of the bridge has been in-
stalled for this purpose. This
precaution is proving very ben-

in the pipeline
This is certainly on the cards
this year and drivers are eagerly
anticipating when this will be ef-
fected. The General Manager
disclosed that the search is on
for a suitable non-skid surfacing
material that will most likely be
imported. Resurfacing will cost
in the vicinity of US$1M. Due
to the regular changing of the
decking, the bridge's surface
lacks asphalt at present.

At age 27, the DHB allows
for approximately 4,000 trips
daily and because of fewer retrac-
tions to accommodate vessels,
commuters are finding it conve-
nient to travel at their
leisure. Last year, the revenue
earned totalled $192M and this
year, it is estimated to reach
$200M, Minister of Transport
and Hydraulics Harry Narine
Nawbatt told the National As-
sembly during the budget debate
in February. This revenue gar-
nered from toll fees is utilised to
maintain the structure.
There are occasions when
some commuters are inconve-
nienced because of the bridge
closing off to vehicular traffic.
This, Azeez said, has signifi-
cantly been lessened as repair
work is done during periods of
retraction. There are also other
reasons for delays, the most
common one is that heavy ve-
hicles transporting building and
other materials for Region
Three and further afield have to
be facilitated. Taking into con-
sideration the vehicles' weight,
this is primarily a safeguard
During the 07:00 08:30 h
period, traffic is at its heaviest on
the bridge and there is usually a
slowing down in the flow. Some
drivers leave huge gaps in the line
of traffic, sometimes creating a
build up at certain parts. This
cannot be speeded up because
vehicles are prohibited from
overtaking, the General Manager

New Bridge
Government has already be-
gun the process to build another
structure as in a few years, the
DHB's life span will end.
Coordinator of the Works
Services group of the Ministry of
Public Works and Communica-

tions, Mr. Rickford Lowe dis-
closed that funding has been se-
cured from the Inter American
Development Bank (IDB) for a
feasibility study. The terms of
reference have been submitted
to the Bank and the 'go ahead'
should be given shortly for a
consultancy firm to be hired,
Lowe said. He said that the
study could begin in about four
months' time.
Suitable bridges and loca-
tions would be among the areas

the study will take into consid-
eration and one possible area
could be the existing location.
And what is his vision for
the new bridge? According to
Lowe, it would be one that
would see less maintenance and
interruption for vehicular traf-
The DHB has provided
sterling service to thousands of
Guyanese over the years and
despite some set backs, the ex-
periences in managing the bridge
to provide an efficient service
could be applied to the Berbice
River Bridge. This will be a
structure similar to the DHB.

The benefits of this project, set
to come on stream later this year
will be numerous for residents of
Region Five and Six
especially. This will enhance
trade and improve the fortunes
of many as government pursues
modernising the infrastructure
base of the country.
Efforts to maintain the
DHB, this vital link, which
forms a landmark in this part
of the country, cannot be
downplayed. This is reflected
in the billions of dollars pro-
vided for capital works to en-
sure the Demerara Harbour
Bridge remains above water.

DHB providing an invaluable service

1 -1

The Honorable Carl Singh, CCH, Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag.), and the
Guyana Bar Association in collaboration with the USAID Guyana
Democratic Consolidation and Conflict Resolution (GDCCR) Project
invite the public to participate in a two hour symposium to encourage the
use of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation in Guyana as a Court
connected measure.

Date: Monday March 27, 2006

Time: 18:00 h (6:00 PM)

Venue: Savannah Suite, Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel



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UN Security Council

too often ineffective

- ElBaradei

Invitation for BiV

Ministry of Agriculture
Agricultural Support Services Programi

By Louis Charbonneau last year's Nobel Peace Prize
KARLSRUHE (Reuters) The "The tragedies of recent
UN Security Council has too years in Rwanda, the Demo-
often failed to act swiftly and cratic Republic of the Congo
effectively to contain interna- and Darfur are cases in point,"
tional crises and needs re- he told an audience made up
forming, the head of the UN mostly of German dentists be-
nuclear watchdog said yester- fore receiving an award for "glo-
day. bal bridge building."
"Too often, the Security His criticism of the UN
Council's engagement is inad- body responsible for maintain-
equate, selective or after the ing international peace and se-
fact," said Mohamed ElBaradei, curity comes as its five perma-
nent members struggle to agree
on a draft statement rebuking
Iran for pressing ahead with a
nuclear enrichment program.
ElBaradei had opposed re-
ferral of Iran's nuclear dossier to
the Council, fearing opposition
NA by veto-wielding members Rus-
sia and China would prevent it
NK *from doing anything, diplomats
I say.

Date of Invitation: March 26, 2006
Loan No: LO 1558 / SF-GY
Invitation for Bids No: ASSP/03/2006

This Invitation for Bids follow the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in the
Development Business, Issue No. 639 dated September 30, 2004.

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
toward the cost of the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP) and it intends to apply part of the
proceeds of this loan to payments under the contract for the construction of a pesticide and toxic chemicals

Bidding is open to Bidders from eligible countries of the IDB. The Government of the Co-operative Republic of
Guyana invites eligible contractors to submit bids for the execution of the works.

Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture and inspect Bid documents at address 1 below from the date of publication of this notice
and during normal working hours.

The Bid documents, in the English Language, may be purchased by interested Bidders on the submission
of a written application to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture at address 1 below upon payment
of a non-refundable fee of seven thousand Guyana dollars (G$ 7,000). The method of payment will be by bank
certified cheque in the name of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture or in cash. The documents
could be sent by mail if requested. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery.

At the time of bid submission the bid must be tendered in writing in a plain sealed envelope. The sealing,
marking and identification of the bidding documents shall be in accordance with the procedures stipulated
in the Bid documents.

The Ministry of Agriculture will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by bidders in connection
with the preparation or delivery of the bids.

Bid documents must be deposited in the tender box located at the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board at address 2 below on or before 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 02, 2006. Late Bids shall not be
considered. It is not necessary to submit bids in person as they may be sent by mail. Nevertheless, the Ministry
of Agriculture will not be responsible if these are not received before the date and time indicated for reception.

The bids will be opened in a public act at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board at
address 2 below as shortly as possible after 09.00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 02, 2006.

All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of two percent (2%) of the bid price in Guyana
dollars or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

All Guyanese firms must submijtwith their bids, valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance
Scheme Certificates of Comp-liaice.

Address 1

Address 2

Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road
Guyana, South America.

Tel No:592-227-5527
Fax No:592-227-3638
Fax No: 592-225-9362

National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Guyana, South America.

Tel No: 592-227-2499

Government ads can be viewed on

In an annual lecture
organised by a Karlsruhe dental
institute, the Egyptian diplomat
said the 15-nation Security
Council had shown its ineffec-
tiveness by failing to tackle vio-
lence in Sudan's Darfur region.
"Darfur continues to suffer
from the inability of the Secu-
rity Council to muster sufficient
peacekeeping troops and suffi-
cient resources to prevent the
continuing atrocities."
On Friday, the Council
voted to speed planning for a
new UN peacekeeping force to
be sent to Darfur later this year
to relieve underfinanced African
Union troops.
ElBaradei said the Council's
lack of success had also been
visible in reference to arms con-
trol and Iraq.
"In the case of Iraq, the
Council for over a decade im-
posed a series of blanket eco-

nomic sanctions which were
manipulated to the advantage of
the ruthless regime in power,
and resulted in the death and
suffering of hundreds of thou-
sands of innocent civilians," he
In 2003, the Council was
unable to agree on either the
need or timing of the use of
force in Iraq, said the direc-
tor-general of the Vienna-
based International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA).
"It is clearly time for the
Security Council to be re-
formed, expanded and strength-
ened, as part of the current ef-
forts to reform and revitalise the
United Nations," he added.
He' also urged all countries
assumed to have nuclear weap-
ons the five permanent coun-
cil members the United States,
Russia, China, Britain and
France as well as India, Pakistan
and Israel to take irreversible
steps toward disarmament.
Without referring to them
directly, he criticised statements
from Washington and French
President Jacques Chirac about
their willingness to use atomic
weapons, saying they showed
that "reliance on nuclear deter-
rence shows no signs of abat-
There was also the problem
of past Security Council reso-
lutions that have been ignored,
ElBaradei said.
He mentioned resolutions
demanding that India and Paki-
stan refrain from any further
testing and development of
nuclear weapons or that Israel
open its nuclear facilities to the
Unlike the declared weap-
ons states, Iidia, Pakistan
and Israel have never signed
the nuclear Non-Prolifera-
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ON THURSDAY last, at the ERC Planning Committee
Meeting for the upcoming grand and spectacular 'Cultural
Fest' to be held at the Sophia National Exhibition Centre,
on May 27, 2006, every member of the committee shared
their ideas to make the event successful.
These ideas are most welcome. Come May 27, 2006 every
Guyanese (and I mean every Guyanese) will showcase their
culture, food, drinks (no alcoholic beverage), clothing and mu-
sic among others. This is of course, Guyanese, a loving people,
peaceful people, appreciative of each other and moving to build
a cohesive society.
The Ethnic Relations Commission, with its motto 'Promot-
ing Peace and Racial Harmony' is further encouraging all
Guyanese to work and live in unity. Our messages on National
Television and Radio spare no pains in creating a safe space for
all Guyanese.
But. stop for a while. When last have you visited the Zoo or the
Guyana Football Club ground? Look across to the fence of the GFC
ground and you will be amazed at the attractive peace message embla-
zoned on the eastern side of the concrete wall.
Look out for the Papa Lalla or Papa Jack... He will be greet-
ing you with love.
By the way, before I go, Zeeburg Secondary School will
clash with Christ Church Secondary School in the finals
of the ERC-sponsored debating competition. Please re-
member our Multi-Stakeholder Forum country wide.
Good Bye!

Visiting London Social Worker, Fidel Codogan (fourth from
left) hands over donation of clothing to DEC.COM's Shirley
Thomas (third from left). Other members of DEC.COM
(from left) are Ingrid Picket and Jennifer Nestor. At
extreme right is Ms. Valda Joseph a Senior Social Work
Manager, also from London.
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London Social Workers, Fidel Codogan and Valda Joseph
(at centre), make presentation to George Haynes and Holly
Glen, members of Sussex Street Lord's Sports Club, who
recently lost their home in a fire at Alexander Village.


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to charity

THE humanitarian work of
DEC.COM, a local Care and
Support Group was recently
given a boost with a donation
of clothing from a London-
based Guyanese born Social
Worker, returning home after
several years.
Ms. Fidel Codogan of
Hamwell, London, who made
the donation in a private
capacity, is a Senior Assessment
Social Worker and Social Work
Teacher employed with the
Hammersmith and Fullham

Social Services.
Joining her to hand over the
items was Londoner, Ms. Valda
Joseph, Social Work Manager of
the Sure Start Broadway
Family Support Team for
Families with Children under
five years. The two were on a
one-week vacation here, and for
Joseph, it was her first trip to
The presentation was done
at a simple ceremony at
DEC.COM's Support Centre,
John Street. The items are

primarily for distribution to
DEC.COM's Orphans and
Vulnerable Children and victims
of the recent fires in Sophia and
Alexander Village.
Meanwhile, before
departing for London last
weekend, Codogan and
Joseph teamed up with the
Sussex Street Lord's Sports
Club to make presentations
of clothing and utensils to
two members of that Sports
Club who were among
victims of the fire.
Receiving the items on
behalf of their families were
George Haynes and Holly

Expressions of Interest

Ministry of Agriculture

Agricultural Support Services Programme
Loan No.: 1558/SF-GY

The Supply, Installation and Commissioning of a Computerized

Accounting System and a LAN

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
toward the cost of the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of
the financing to payments under the contract for consultancy services for the Supply, Installation and Commissioning
of a Computerised Accounting System and a LAN for the accounting unit.
Expressions of Interest are open to Individual Consultants from eligible countries of the IDB with experience in the
computerization of accounting systems. The estimated duration of the consultancy services is eight weeks.

Expressions of Interest shall have a maximum of five (5) pages. The criteria to be used for the evaluation of eligible
individual Consultants are:

(a) Qualifications = (10 points)
(b) Experience = (45 points)
(c) Availability = (10 points)

Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information from the Programme Manager, Agricultural Support
Services Progranmme, Ministry of Agriculture, at the address below, from the date of publication of this notice and
during normal working hours.

Expressions of Interest must be deposited in the tender box located at the Tender Board, Ministry of Agriculture at the
address below on or before 9:00 am on Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Late Expressions of Interest shall not be
considered. It is not necessary to submit Expressions of Interest in person as they may be sent by mail. Nevertheless,
the Ministry of Agriculture will not be responsible if these are not received before the date and time indicated for

The Expressions of Interest will be opened in a public act at the Ministerial Tender Board at 2:00 pm. on Wednesday,
April 26, 2006.

The Govermnent of Guyana will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by applicants in connection
with the preparation or delivery of the Expressions of Interest.

Applicants will be advised in due course of the result of their Expressions of Interest. Only applicants short-listed
under this process will be invited to submit proposals.
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street & Vlissengen Road
Guvana. South America

Tel. No.: 592-227-3751
Fax No.: 592-225-9362
Email: asspi

Pennanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

Government ads can be viewed on

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good one.
Orderly and clean, tidy
One's mother (informal). 3
Private Investigator (Abbr.).
An irregular verb with two
past tenses and two past
participles which are the
An open area of grassy or
arable land.
Expected at, planned for,
or required by a certain
The domesticated animal
sustained major injuries to
its_ as a result of an
accident. I
Stands for Overtime Loss I
in hockey.
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of the grass family, growing .
in water or on marshy
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Happy Holiday
Greetings to all our
fans celebrating
Phagwah on
Wednesday, March
A new "Should-Be-
Won" puzzle for
$40.000.00 is also
presented. This "S-B-
W" competition will
be drawn on Friday,
March 24, 2006. The
rules for this
competition remain
the same, except, that
where there is one
error, the prize money
is $25,000.00 and for
two errors the prize
money is $15,000.00.

22. This is a percussion
23. Operational Research(Abbr.)
25. Abbreviation for Goal 1(
Tending in basketball.
26. An International Television
News Network. 11
30. Unusual or unexpected;
31. Intelligence Quotient (Abbr). 14
33. Homophone. 16
35. "* a little while, and the 1i
world seeth Me no more;
but ye see Me; because I .2(
live, ye shall live also." 2'
Luke 14:19. 24
37. Synonym for the verb,
1. Preposition.
2. Discharge.
3. Country code for the
Russian Federation. i
5. Break free.
6. That is a rather tall
8. Cooked is fine for
9. "Politicians have the ability
to foretell what is going to
happen tomorrow, next
week, next month and
next ***. And the ability

I f there is more than
one winner the prize
money will be shared
among the winners.
So get in the action
and WIN! This is
another opportunity to
WINin 2006.
You will need
coupons and clues for
the coupons so just
purchase a copy of
the Sunday or
Chronicle. For extra
coupons, purchases
can be made at our
offices in Linden,
New Amsterdam and
Georgetown. You
can also obtain extra
coupons from Mr.

afterward to explain why it
didn't happen." (Sir Winston
A long bench with a back,
placed in rows in churches
for the congregation.
Acronym for "Women's
Alliance for Theology,
Ethics and Ritual."
User defined (Abbr.).
Synonym for the verb,
A Local Television Channel.
At the present time.
Area of Demerara.

27. A male child or youth.
28. Aqua (Abbr.).
29. It was Zach's decision to
the fish before selling it to his
32. An irregular verb having the
same form in the past tense
and past participle as its
infinitive and do not end in ed.
34. Preposition.
35. Young Adult (Abbr.).
36. In Confucianism the virtuous
moral strength embodied in
wise people, upon which they
rely in times of distress.

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elude, emit, evade, fry, GT, GWTV, HBTV,
it, IQ, jaw, lea, let, millet, motivate, mullet,
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now, next, odd, off, offer, OL, on, OR, order, =
out, paw, pew, PI, pray, prey, reed, RU, set, ,
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Vincent Mercurius of
D'Edward Village,
Rosignol, Berbice.
They cost $20.00 each
or $40.00 for two as
they appear in the
Sunday or Wednesday
If you play smart you
can win this first offer of
$40,000.00. The more
you play the greater is
the possibility of
winning. The amount
of entries submitted
must be covered by the
relevant sums of money
(i.e, $20.00 for each
entry) or they will not
be judged. Then place
those entries in a
Chronicle Crossword
box at a location nearest

The additional
incentives of $1,000.00
and $2,000.00 for the
40+ and 80+ entries
groupings are in effect.
Players are reminded
that no entry is opened
before 12:30 pm on the
day the puzzle is drawn
and that judging does
not begin before 4:30
pm when the last entry
is opened. The solution
to the puzzle is not
known before that time.
This apart, our general
rules apply.

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GNCB has for sale by tender the following
vehicles/equipment 'AS IS WHERE IS'
Bedford Truck GDD 6876
Rice Milling parts
Rotor for Caterpillar Generator

Tenders must be submitted in writing, sealed and
addressed to THE GENERAL MANAGER, GNCB, 77
GEORGETOWN, not laterthan March 30, 2006.
The word 'TENDER' must be written at the top, left hand
corner of the envelope containing the tender.
The items can be inspected at our location situated at High
& Drysdale Streets, Charlestown, Monday to Thursday
from 8.30 am to 4.30pm.
Management reserves the right to refuse any bid.


The Guyana Forestry Commission
(GFC) wishes to advise the general
public, in particular stakeholders of
Linden and surrounding
communities that with effect from 1st
April, 2006, the Linden Forest
Station will cease to operate on a 24
hour basis. The time of operation
Swill be similar to all day operation
stations (Monday Thursday
8:00hrs 16:30hrs and F riday
8:00hrs- 15:30hrs.)

By order of
James Singh
Commissioner of Forests





lw~w0" Come see the Austrian film
Donau, Duna, Dunal,
Dunav, Dunarea
[fully subtitled in English]
A poetically infused, water-bome road movie, a "river movie",
which traces the course, of Europe's mightiest river. Director
Goran Rebic recounts the final voyage of the DONAU, an ancient,
rusting hulk, and its surly captain Franz (Otto Sander). When a
young man (Robert Stadlober) comes on board with a coffin, the
deceased's dying wis 1 leaves him no choice but to steer his ship
from Vienna to the 81: k Sea.
An orphan, a desert a Transylvanian, a drug addict and various
other rootless indivia ils make the journey with Franz, travelling
two thousand kilor atres eastwards, where they find an
unforeseen home on the distant shores of the Danube.
Thurs .-y 30( March 2006
from 7:00 pm
at the Sea Breeze Hotel
Pere Street, Kitty
Admission: FREE
Refreshments will be served
A presenrtaJon of the Delegation of the European Commission to
Guyao a, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba and the
NIlhed An tie .Tel: 226 4004



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CHANNEL7 wives 20:30 h Vision National
06:00 h BBC News 21:00 h Movie
07:00 h CNN News CHANNEL 13
08:00 h NBC Today 09:00 h Hope for Today NCN INC. CHANNEL 11
10:00 h-CBS Sunday 10:00 h Revival Crusaders 02:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock
11:30 h Meet the Press Hour News Magazine (R/B)
12:30 h Movie 10:30 h Headline News 02:30 h Late Nite with Gina
14:00 h- NBA Basketball 11:00 h Movie 03:00 h Movie
16:30 h PGA Golf 14:30 h Methodist Church in 04:30 h Cricket: Day 3 Aus-
19:00 h Eye on the Issues Guyana tralia vs West Indies
19:30 h NBC News 15:00 h TBN 06:30 h NCN 6 0' Clock
20:00 h 60 Minutes 15:30 h Faith & Truth News Magazine (R/B)
21:00 h Cold Case 16:00 h Golf 07:00 h Voice of Victory
22:00 h Law and Order 19:30 h Deadliest Alaskan 07:30 h Lifting Guyana to
23:00 h Desperate House- Crab Fish Greatness
08:00 h Cricket Resumes
09:10 h The Fact
11:30 h Info for Nation Build-
CLOSURE TO ROAD TRAFFIC 12:30 h Guyana Offerings
13:00 h Breaking the Silence -
14:00 h Apki Kushi
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
S15:00 h Growing With IPED
S16:00 h Family Forum
16:30 h Lutheran Men's Fel-
17:00 h One On One
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine Live
18:30 h Day 3 West Indies
0..vs New Zealand
For Sunday, March 26, 2006 4-I30h 20:30 h Lotto Cricket Info &
For Monday, March 27, 2006 14:30h Quizz Live
21:20 h- Cricket Resumes
For TlesdayMarch 28, 2006 14:30h 23:10h-InfoForNationBuilding
For Wednesday. March 29,2006 14:30h 23:40 h- Cricket Resumes
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-I 1/2 h CHANNEL 18
08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma (Musi-
cal Notes)
0935 h-Local IndianPerformers

10:00 h Ramroop's Furniture
Store presents Religious Seg-
10:30 h IPA presents Shiv
Mahapuran (Eng. Sub)
11:00 h Kids Animation
12:00 h Mere Awaaz
Suno...Karaoke Live
13:00 h DVD Movie:
Mausam (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
19:30 h Birthday greetings/
Death Announcement & In Me-
20:00 h Cricket: West Indies
vs New Zealand
03:00 h Sign Off

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16.15/20 30 hrs
with Will Smith
with Bruce Willis

.\dance Show
13:45 & 17:00 hrs
with Akshay Kumar/SunilShetly
Shahid/Remi Sen
20:30 hrs



Notice is hereby given that the Sixty-Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Members
of The New Building Society Limited will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 24' April,
2006 at the Hotel Tower Limited, 74-75 Main Street, Georgetown for the following
1. To receive the Financial Statements and the Reports of the Directors and
Auditors for the year ended 31" December, 2005.
To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the Financial Statements and the Reports of the Directors and
Auditors for the year ended 31" December, 2005 be and are hereby adopted."
2. To elect Directors in accordance with Rule 47(1).
The Directors retiring by rotation are Messrs. David A. Yhann and Seepaul
Narine, who, being eligible, offer themselves for re-election. Rule 47(2).
To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the retiring Directors Messrs. David A. Yhann and Seepaul Narine be and
are hereby elected Directors of the Society."
3. To fix the remuneration of the Directors in accordance with Rule 45.
To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the remuneration of the Directors for the year 2006 be the sum of
$5,400,000: to be apportioned as fees and travelling as the Board decides.
4. To appoint Auditors in accordance with Section 16(1) of the New Building
Society Act.
To consider a.J If thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That Messrs. Jack A. Alli, Sons and Company be and are hereby appointed
Auditors for the period ending with the conclusion of the next Annual General
5. To fix the remuneration of the Auditors in accordance with Section 16(7) of the
NBS Act.
To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the remuneration of the Auditors be fixed at $2,250,000: for the year
6. To amend Rule 22(2)(11) of the NBS Rules:
To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution as a Special Resolution:
"That no advance in respect of such security shall exceed ten million dollars."
7. To fix charitable donations in accordance with Section 8(b) of the NBS Act.
To consider and If thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the amount appropriated for Charitable Donations be fixed at
$8,000,000: for the year 2006."
8. To transact any other business of which due notice shall have been given in
accordance with Rule 36.

1m NM1 d llM G IMlL


Only Members holding the following Accounts or their duly appointed
proxies are entitled to attend the Meeting-
Save Ft Prosper Accounts
Five Dollar Share Accounts
Mortgage Accounts
Please bring your Passbook to gain entry to the Meeting.




The Environmental Protection Agency invites applications from dynamic and highly
motivatedpersons forthe following full-timepositions:

Qalificaions andExerience
Candidates shouldpossess:
Minimum of 5 subjects CXC General Proficiency or GCE '0' Levels including
English andMathemetics plustwo (2)years experience in a similarposition.
Excellentoralandwritten communication and interpersonal skills
Proficiencyinthe use ofcomputers
Knowledge of AccPAc and experience in a Project Environment would be
consideredan advantage.

Qulificaions andExperience
Candidate shouldpossess:
An Msc. in Natural or Environmental Science plus three (3) years experience in
the field of education or communication or a Bachelor's degree in Natural or
Environmental Science plus five (5) years experience in the field of education or
Proficiency in the use ofcomputers
Excellent oral handwritten communication and interpersonal skills

The EPAoffers a competitive compensation package and working conditions.

Detailed job descriptions can be downloaded from the EPA website at oruplifted from the Human Resources Officer atthe EPA,
IASTBuilding,UG Campus, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown.

Applications including a full curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three
referees shouldbe sentto:
Environmental ProtectionAgency
IAST Building, UG Campus
'Irkeyen, Gr. Georgetown

Closing datefor applications is March 31, 2006


22 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 26,2006
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BUILDING contractor -
mason, carpentry, painting,
plumbing, tiling. Free
estimates. Call 622-0267, 629-
WE specialise in building,
repairing, painting,
plumbing, sanding,
varnishing, tiling, masonry.
We also build low income
homes. Call M. Z.
Construction. 642-3478.

INDRA'S Beauty Salon
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
offering special 3-month
Cosmetology package. Also
evening courses in Airbrushing,
Acrylic Nails Barbering, Basic
& Advance Hair Cutting Class.
Tel. 226-2124 or visit at 211
New Market Street, North
c .un.......g..s.b. ................. .... .........
Herbal skin treatment for acne.
scars, blemishes, sun tanning,
skin dullness therapy, pre bridal
consultancy, Mehaneli, bridal
make-over treatment for dull
and falling hairs, stress release
therapy and Indian costumes.
Tel. 225-4187.

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

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Na ar, Georgetown.
Phone 225-7126, 226-3693.
E m a i I

COMPUTER Repairs. Sales &
Services Call Kersting's

Home P Office Services
available. 24 hrs.
maintenance. Call 227-6837 or
227-1051 at Internet World. 16
B' Duncan St.. Newtown Kitty.
EXPERT computer
repairs, upgrades, custom-
built PCS done at your home
office 24 hours. 626-8911.
231-t650. Genius

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

FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Kitty and around G/town.
Call Sharon 627-1170.
LEARN to cut and sew from
elementary to advance, also
tailoring at Enid Dressmaking
Certificate Classes, 338
Cummings Street between
Quamina and Middle Streets,
South Cummingsburg. Tel. #
643-7966 or 227-6343, back
house press bell. Sewing done

EVERGREEN Nature Study
Club (Regions1-10)
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285, 664-
NAIL Tipping, Designing,
Silkwrapping, Manicuring,
Pedicuring, courses. Register
from $4 00 per course. Call
Michelle 227-7342. 222-
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Computer Training Centre
5S Upper Robb &
Oionoque Sis.. Bourda
Tel: 225-1540
Earn Local and Canadian
M.i: rosrC. Office, Computer
Repairs and Upgrades
Desktop Publishing, Corel
Draw, Quic..B:ooiks and
Peachtree Accounting, etc.

Language Courses for
child ren (3 13 yrs.), CXC
Students (4th & 5th
Formers) and Adults. Tel.
EARN a Certificate,
Diploma or Degree, in any
art of the world from home
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate,
Advance Dress-making, Tie-
dye, fabric design in
curtains, cushions, sot
furnishing, bedroom
elegance, soft toys, floral
arrangements. cake
decoration. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty, 226-9548._
ENROL now at Evolution
Computers, evening classes,
offers courses in Dressmakin,
Tie-dye, Fabric Designing, Soft
Toys and Cake Icing on Monday
to Friday. For more information,
call 225-6200, 9 am to 5 pm, or
223-6719 6 pm to 8 pm.
Address at 56 Chalmers Place
Brickdam, Georgetown.

FOR cleaning burns,
stroke, scaly yaws, erectile
dysfunction, fertility
blockage. Call "Bush Doc.
Tel. 231-0174.

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

LEARN to drive. B & C
Driving School. Pick up 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, 611-9038 .



R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must kanow
who they deal with. Driving is
serious business, not a fly by
night business. R.K's Institute
of Motoring, 125, Regent
Road. Bourda.

MARIA'S Relaxing
Aromatherapy Massage.
Certified therapist. Maria or
Paul. 644-2433, 625-8038.
MRS. SINGH Massage,
hotel guest, house service and
at my home by appointment.
- Tel. 220-4842 or 615-
INDULGE in a body massage
- calm your thoughts and relieve
body tension Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke 615-
FEELING tired, not sleeping
well stressed out? Then try a
massage. Definite result. By
certified therapist. Contact Sally
on 276-3623. Located in West

V-JU-JITSU/Kung fu yoga
sports, self -defence health.
Enrol for classes. Contact 228
Camp Street, N/C/B. Phone 225-
0677. Cell 629-2119.

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
y Naturalization should not be
granted should send a written
and signed statement of the
facts to the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Home
Affairs Georgetown, Guyana.

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

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious relations.
Call CFI Telephone Friendship
Link 261-5079, Everyday, 07:00
to 21:00 h.
S WHITE American born male
seeks a wife of good moral
character, free, single and
unattached. Age between 30 and
40 years. Sound education
background. Send a picture in
respond to Glen Paulsen, 439
Washington Ave., MT, Claire
Suite 3A, New Jersey 07042.
OVERSEAS visitors and
Guyanese interested in having
Guyanese friends, please call the
Junior/Senior Singles Dating
Service 18 80 yrs. Immediate
Link. Tel. 223-8237/ 648-6098.,
Mon. Fri. 8:30 am 5 pm,
Sat. 10 am 4 pm.

RAJ Yoga Hindi Classes,
protection Tabeej planet, 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.
FOR professional repair to
crash. vehicle, change nose,
cut and front half, etc. Call

EXPERIENCED and trusted
matron would like to take care of
your property when you are away.

S I MigCrate to
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Business Class, Skilled Worers,
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WE rent or sell your property
at reasonable rates. Call
Rochelle at Cluster Marketing on
Tel. 609-8109. anytime.
FOR business cards, wedding
invitations, funeral programmes.
typing, flyers, tickets, scanning. Call
Ray 227-7342, 619-8194.
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced, also your
kerorange changed to gas. Tel.
628-5867, 220-4073.
HAVING problems with
our air conditioning units,
bridges, washing machine, gas
stoves, etc. Then call Linden.
Tel. 641-1086.
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves,
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
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your phone service. S &
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unlimited plans US, Canada,
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INSTALLATION repairs and
servicing of AIR CONDITION
We are the best in wiring of your
homes and repairs to fridge and
freezers. Installation of SOLAR
SYSTEMS and other electrical
appliances. Call Aubrey on
telephone nos. 231-3547, 624-
0004 and 771-4941. We are here
for your guaranteed satisfaction.

1 FEMALE Clerk 25 years
up. Apply in person at 288
Middle S. Tel. 231-5171.
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
ONE Day shift Handyman.
Good wages. One Assistant
Barman, Disc Jockey, etc. Tel.
226-6527, 623-7242.
SECURITY Guards, Porters
& Salesboys. Apply Avinash
Complex, A & B Water Street.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829.
Apply in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville.
1 experienced Hair Dresser to
work at Exotic Hair Salon,
Harbour Bridge Mall. Call
644-3555 and 642-0554.
YOUNG persons to work in
printer to make envelopes,
experience a plus. Also 1 outdoor
salesperson to sell envelopes. Call
223-5204 or 227-4876

ELECTRICAN available -
RD. electrical Int., 28 Old Road
Ogle. Domestic. industrial,
commercial installation 612-
6285, 222-2076.
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/614-
- need to spray paint your vehicle
fridge, etc., right at your home? For
more information call Kenneth -
222-4786. Cell 619-4550.
service web hosting
packa es from $15 480/
year (GB Diskspace/250
GB transfer). Website
FOR efficient service, repairs
and spares washing machines,
refrigerators, as stoves,
microwaves, etc. Telephone 227-
0060/616-5568. Freezezone
Enterprises, 6 "A" Shell Road, Kitty.
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electrical ap liances e.g.
washing machines, clothes
dryers, air-conditions, freezers
refrigerators etc. ALL JOBS
Nazim Khan. N. K. Electrical
Services. Tel. 270-4595, 626-
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ONE boy to work in a
printer. Contact Lot 29
Station Street, Kitty. No
experience needed.
1 BAKER with knowledge of
pastry. Call 227-6270 or 225-1949
or contact Lot 2 Bel Air Village,
Greater Georgetown.
VACANCY exists for 2
Cooks, 3 Counter Clerks to
work in Cafeteria. Also one
male. Come in with a
written application at Lot
8 Stone Avenue BIygezight
Gardens or call 223-9316,
VACANCIES exist for
Kitchen Assistant, Counter
girls, Handyboys, General
Cleaner. Apply in person with
written application & Food
Handler's Certificate at 8
North Road. Lacytown. Tel.
Math & English 1 to 3, CXC/
GCE, also Microsoft Office
send/come in or call 227-6837
or 227-1051. Internet World, 16
'B' Duncan St., N/town. Kitty.
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.
VACANCIES for Sales reps.
Applicants must have a sound
secondary education. English.
Business and Accounts. Must
have 3 4 years working
experience as a Sales
Representative. Also Salesgirls
to work in store. Call 220-0672.
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.
1 COUPLE to work in
Variety Store, 2 attractive
female Bar Attendants, 1 male
Security Guard, 1 female
general Domestic. All vacancies
exist in the Interior Middle
Mazaruni. Persons interested.
Call 225-7118 bet. 9 am and 4
pm. Office hours.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30,
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets,
Campbellville, G/town.
Dynamic Security Patrol
Officers for University of
Guyana scooters/motorcycle
an asset. Also male and female
security guards required. Great
conditions and benefits.
Contact The Security
Administrator, R.K's National
Security Network, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
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. Friday
5 pm or Saturdays 1
CLERK. Age 30 years plus.
Experience at least three
(3) years. Requirements (a)
five (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.

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Attractive salary & incentive.
Apply to:
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Tel: 440-2317
between 6pm & 8pm
Deadline is Aptil 8, 2006,

469 ACRES of land at left
bank of Abary River. Ideal for
cattle or rice. Tel. 232-0547,
PRASHAD Nagar corner
lot, Omai St. $9M neg. Tel.
Enterprise Gardens -
size 50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel.
# 626-3955, 222-3610.
130' x 60' on a corner in
- $4.8M. Tel. 227-4040,
611-3866, 628-0796.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call: 220-9675.
15 ACRES at Yarrawkabra -
50 years, lease access to GPL
and water, one minute drive in
from the Highway. Call Rudy
Bacchus 226-1903.
TWO transported adja-
cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
18 080 sq ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-
8am and 8-10pm for details.
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 254-
miles from Linden, transported
250 acres front width 1 800
dept., L 800. Ideal $100 000
per acre. Ederson's 226-
WE ARE always a
blessing. Vlissengen Road
$15M; 51" Street,
Alberttown 160 x 30 $7M,
LBI $5.5M (only 1),
Republic Park and Meadow
Brook $5.7M & $7M, Happy
Acres $5.5M; Gated
Community, Chateau Margot
- $8M for house lots rich
minds only; Lamaha
Gardens $12M,
Queenstown in excess of
$20M, Bel Air Gardens
and Springs neg. Phone
Mrs. Tucker -#225-2626 -
Diamond $5M. Happy
Acres- 14500sq. ft.-$18M,
Happy Acres 7 200 sq. ft. -
$9M, Bel Air Park $45M,
Courida Park 112' x 130',
Grove H/Scheme $900
000, Lamaha Gdns $17M,
Madawini, Soesdyke, EBD -
160 x 140 $15M,
Friendship, EBD 60 x 350
$14M, Eccles Public Road
$23M, South R/veldt -
$5.5M, Blankenburg for
farm, 400 acres $150 000
er acre, Blankenbur5 17
house lots .$15M,
Queenstown 19 house lots
$80M. Queenstown $28M,
Eccles, Industrial, 17 000 sq.
ft. $23M, Yarrawkabra
Dump Road 100 x 200 -
$900 000. Future Homes
Realty 227-4040, 628-
0796, 611-3866.

LARGE bottom flat & rooms,
26 Hill St. Contact Zalina at the
above address.
PHONE: 227-0928.
FURNISHED flat to let
overseas visitors.
Telephone 226-0242.
2-BEDROOM cottage
at 799 Westminster. Canal
#1, WBD. Contact # 615-
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-
ONE room for single
working female. Tel. 624-
6271 or 223-8955, 231-7878.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1, 3-bedroom apts. 233-
ONE bottom flat Ogle,
ECD. Suitable for UG student.
Phone 222-4076, 616-6938.
ONE PART of bottom flat
for business purposes,
formerly video world. Call
situated on United Nations
Place, Stabroek. Tel. 226-
7380 or 613-4082.
1 PLACE for Club or
ames room. 48 Princes &
ussell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499.
FOUR-bedroom house at
47 Trotman St:,Golden
Grove, ECD. Contact phone
# 277-3567.
APT. US$500, office
space executive properties
US$1 500. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-5198.
OFFICE space 1 400 sq.
ft. Air conditioned. 35
North Rd. & King Street,
Georgetown. Tel. 22'5-
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS.).
ONE two-bedroom
apartment. Contact Elizabeth,
Lot 51 Middle Road, La
Penitence. Greater Georgetown
or call 225-9144 (9 am 7 pm).
1 3-BEDROOM upper flat
building located at 131 Suraj
Drive, Triumph, ECD. 220-
5173, 220-6245, 645-8090.
PHONE 225-9944.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227,-
2995, Kitty.
1 3-BEDROOM apartment
in Eccles $45 000 monthly neg.
Telephone, light, water, 36-
Channel TV, parking facilities.
233-2336 or 623-9972.
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty,
G/town), etc., bond. C/ville, etc.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
WOODEN 3-bedroom back
house with water, 127 Fourth
Street, Alberttown $35 000
monthly. 227-7322.
1 2-STOREY, 3-bedroom
house located at Annadale
Marshon. Tel. 641-0724, 220-
7868, 220-5003.
ROOMS and apartments
for short term rental, from -
'$4 000 daily/nightly. Call
227-0902 or 227-3336.
situated on United Nations
Place Stabroek, with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-
2-BEDROOM apartment,
back house, bottom flat, Kitty.
Tel. 226-7755 (8 am 5 pm),
223-8736 (after) .................
ONE aggressive
dressmaking shop to an
experienced Dressmaker in
Georgetown. If you have the
quality, call 622-7284.
flat grilled, telephone,
parking. AC, inside toilet and
ath, unfurnished $30 000
neg. 222-4782, 222-4784.
ONE Dressmaking shop in
operation, furnished with all
types of machines over lock,
etc., for experienced
seamstress. Call 662-7284.

OFFICE space to rent. 78
Hadfield Street. 225-9211
ONE two-bedroom
apartment to rent in Kitty.
Please call 225-9343, 231-
1585 or 609-0608.
APT. US$500, office-
space executive properties
- US$1 500. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-5198.
NEW one-bedroom apt.,
in quiet area. Suitable for
single working girl. Price -
$27 000. Phone 227-5852
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109,
an.ytime. ___
ONE three-bedroom upstairs
- fully furnished garage,
overhead tank. Tel. 225-8986,
277-3814, 619-9972.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male or female -
$4 500 weekly. Tel. # 627-3593.
executive style 2-flat concrete
house in highly residential area.
Tel. # 227-4876, 642-0838,
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
house to rent at 80 Albert &
Laluni Sts., Queenstown. Tel.
226-7452, 227-6742.
CAMP Street top flat for
air line, salon, real estate,
advertising agency, office or
any other business. Tel. 615-
TWO two-storey
buildings for residence or
business in New Market St.
- $85 000 mth. Call 227-
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ONE large shop, was
Chinese Restaurant, or for other
business. Sale for parts HB
Vauxhall Viva. Princes and
Russell Sts. 226-3949.
APARTMENT rental short/
long term US$50 daily or
US$800 mths. with all modern
conveniences. Call Florence -
ONE three-bedroom
bottom flat, in residential
area, in Georgetown. You can
call during the day not at
nights. Phone 227-1275.
APARTMENT from $40
000; executive houses from
US$500, fully furnished and
unfurnished, short and long term
rental. Call now. VISHNU
REALTY 227-0807, 227-0809,
rental of properties, apartments,
large office space in Brickdam,
bond space and business
premises. Prices $40 000 to
S$2 500. Tel. 225-9780, 613-
Georgetown central shopping
centre available soon, 3-storey
concrete & steel building top/
middle & ground floors 68' x
78 4 50 sq. ft. Note ground
floor divided. Rental $ per
annum or sale US$1.5M..
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
vacant large corner restaurant.
Ideal for Chinese restaurant -
$70 000 monthly. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
bedroom concrete house
situated at Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard
space, light, water, phone.
Price $60 000 neg. Call 223-
2919 or 629-6059.
VACANT executive 3-
bedroom unfurnished house for
immediate rental at 24 Courida
Park. East, E. C. Demerara.
Rental negotiable. Further
information call 226-1817.
Servant quarters, store room,
bar, garage for cars back and
front gardens.
PRIME business spot on
Sheriff St. C & S Nite Club
and Roof Garden. Interested
person only. Contact C & S Nite
Club, 28 Sheriff & First Sts., C/
ville. Tel. # 227-3128. 645-
............ .........
bedroom, furnished US$500.
BEL AIR PARK: (1) 3-bedroom,
fully furnished US$1 500; (2)
8-bedroom mansion with pool,
lawn tennis court, fully furnished
US$5 000; (3) 3-bedroom
apartment, fully furnished and
air-conditioned US$900.
bedroom elegant mansion,
unfurnished US$3 800.
OFFICES: Main, Middle, Church
and High Streets. Call 226-7128.

FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett
St., C/ville. G/town. Contact
Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-
bedroom top flat with telephone.
K. S. Raghubir Agency. Office
225-0545; 614-5212.
ONE top flat with three
bedrooms and garage,
water tanks installed. Howes
St., Charlestown. Tel. 226-
1534, between 6 pm & 8pm.
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or
single person $4 000/$5 000
per day. Call 231-6429, 622-
OFFICE or business 24 x
25 space. 331 Cummings St..
facing Sixth Street. Call
Julian 227-1319, 225-4709.
4-BEDROOM top and
bottom flat with driveway
and water tank in
Campbellville..No business,
living quarters. Call 226-
1388. 6pm
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, tight and
water $50 000 negotiable.
Contact Anil at 233-2625 (3 -
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent.
Suitable for overseas visitors on
short term basis. Tel. # 226-
A FURNISHED two-bedroom
concrete house situated at
Lamaha Park. Parking space, big
yard space, light, water, phone.
Price $60 000 neg. Call 223-
2919 or 629-6059.
D'ANDRADE ST., Kitty -
one secure three (3)-bedroom
apartment, (bottom flat). Ideal
for working couple/small
family $35 000 per month.
Tel. 621-3438.
NEW concrete building
with (4) 2- bedroom
apartments with toilet and
bath, parking space $25 000
monthly. AA Triumph, ECD
working person only. Contact
Miss Grant at 220-3173, 9 am
to 6 pm.
HAVE a house to rent or sell?
Need a house to rent or buy?
Contact Vagas Realty (1) three-
bedroom upper flat (Kitty), (1
two-bedroom T/ville tc., (1)
one-bedroom T/ville. l. 225-
7237 or 645-8043.
storey 3-bedroom unfurnished
house in EXCELLENT condition,
large yard space, electronic
security system, fully grilled,
parking space, overhead tank
and air-conditioning. For further
information and viewing call
613-3844 or 225-7366.
VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392, 648-
7504, 218-0287, 645-7705.
227-4040, 611-3866, 628-0796.
TO LET Industry 1 B/k $20
000; Agricola, EBD (2) 1 B/K -
$16 000 $18 000; Sec. K/C/
ville $50 000, Atlantic Ville -
$55 000 and more.
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
BD @$25 000. Others
houses and apts., furnished
and unfurnished. Call 226-
ONE three-bedroom
unfurnished house in Garnett
Street, Campbellville with 24
hrs. water, very spacious and with
all modernised facilities.
arrangement can be made to
have it furnished, depends on
tenants potentials. Secure
parking available. Contact 223-
1860. Price US$400.
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, 225-0989.

FURNISHED apt. to rent,
overseas visitors, in Kitty. Tel.
ONE furnished three-
bedroom top fiat in Bel Air Park.
Call 225-3517.
KITTY 3-bedroom top flat
recently renovated. Contact Mr.
Boodhoo. 233-2968. 613-6674.
ROOM & kitchen lower flat,
36 First St., Alexander Village -
$8 000 monthly single mature
person. Contact Dularie at the
above address.
SPACIOUS three-bedroom
top flat and semi-furnished self-
contained rooms available. Call
225-0168 Monday Wednesday,
Friday, between 9 am 2 pm.
EXECUTIVE rentals Bel
Air Park, fully furnished, AC,
washer dryer, phone, parking,
hot and cold and more US$1
200; 2-bedroom washer/dryer,
AC, more US$600 per month;
Subryanville, fully furnished -
US$800 US$1 000 neg.; North
Road 2-bedroom furnished -
US$500 per month. For more
information on properties.
contact Mr. Boodhoo 233-2968,
613-6674, 661-3361.
PRASHAD Nagar $22 000
(parking); Tucville $25 000;
Industry $30 000; Kitty. upstairs
(parking), 2-bed $40 000; Kitty,
upstairs (3-bed), phone & parking
$60 000; Sec. 'K' Campbellville
$45 000; Seaforth St. (3-bed)
$50 000; Eccles (3-bed) $40
000 & (4-bed) $50 000; South -
$45 000; Campbellville house
(4-bed) $60 000; Campbellville
(up stairs, parking) (3-bed) -$35
000. Call 231-6236.
COMPANIES fully furnished &
unfurnished houses and
apartments Le Ressouvenir (with
pool), Section 'K' C/ville (2) apts.
US$700 & US$600 respectively
or whole house US$1 300;
furnished house Sect. 'M' C/ville
US$1 500: Queenstown, huge
property residence/office, etc,
Diamond, EBD, beautiful
furnished residence US$1 500.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
KITTY $32 000; C/ville
$45 000; D'URBAN
BACKLAND, furnished $90
000; Happy Acres US$600;
Kingston US$1 500; New
Haven US$2 000,
furnished; Bel Air Park, semi-
US$1 000; Lamaha
Gardens, Subryanville,
Queenstown, Prashad
Naar, Happ Acres,
Republic Park, others.
Kingston, Main Street, Church
Street, High Street, New
Market Street. Barr Street, Bel
Regent, Robb, Sheriff,
Croal, others. BOND PLACES
central Georgetown, East
Coast, Lombard, others.
Gardens, 130 x 90 feet -
$16.5M; Happy Acres, Atlantic
Gardens, Bel Air Park -
$16.5M, others. MENTORE
SINGH REALTY 225-1017,
623-6136 OR 64 Main and
Middle Streets, Georgetown.
"Have Faith in Christ,
today". 227-1988, 623-
6431, 270-4470. Email:
(office/residence) US$2
500; New Haven, New
Garden US$600; Bel Air
Park US$2 000/US$700;
Queenstown US$2 000/
US$1 0000/US$1 500/
US$800; Subryanville -
US$700/US$1 000; Kitty -
US$750 (F/F)/US$500 (F/F);
New Market $80 000;
Carmichael St. $60 000;
Caricom/GuySuCo Gardens
US$1 500; Campbellville
US$2 000. EAST BANK:
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) -- US$2
000; Diamond-/US$1 500;
Republic Park US$2 000.
EAST COAST: Atlantic
Gardens US$2 000/US$1
000/US$500; Happy Acres -
US$2 000/US$1 200/
US$500; Le Ressouvenir -
US$2 500; Ole US$700:
BV $50 000; ronoque 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).

TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp
Street for Airline, Salon,
Real Estate, Advertising
Agency, Office or any other
business. Contact Samad.
Tel. 225-5026
3-BEDROOM bottom flat
Liliendaal, furnished apt.,
Norton St., business place &
living quarters Kitty Public
Rd., 1-bedroom apts., ECD &
Princes St. Success Realty -
223-6524, 628-0747.
EXECUTIVE apartments.
Apartments rentals -
Cummings Lodge, ECD -
US$600, Garnett Street, C/ville
- furnished US$550. Camp
Street, furnished US$450.
Queenstown, furnished -
US$450, Courida Park, ECD,
furnished US$350, David
Street, Kitty, furnished -
US$400, Queenstown
unfurnished G$8 500,
Subryanville. Fur./AC -
US$750. Home Rentals: Bel Air
Park US$750 US$1 200,
Atlantic Gardens US$850,
-Bel Air Springs US$2 000,
Forshaw Street US$2 500,
Queenstown US$2 000.
Office Bel Air Park US$500.
Office Rental 79 Village
Corentyne, negotiable,
Charlotte Street upper flat -
negotiable, Palm Court upper
- G$5 500, Austin Place $70
000, Brickdam US$1 000, Bel
Air Park US$700, Camp St. -
neg. Charlotte -Street Modern
barber shop with five chairs can
be rented 3 months,
individually neg., Robb
Street/Bourda corner
building, suitable for selling
water/or business neg.,
Queenstown neg., Water
Street (top flat) neg.,
Subryanville (Earl's Avenue) -
neg. For sale: two properties in
Shamrock Gardens. Prices -
$15M neg.. each, also three
executive properties for rental.
Prices starting @US$1 500Iper
month. Inclusive of swimming
pool. Double lot at Happy
Acres, (ECD). Price $14M
(neg.) Double lot at
Continental/ Republic Park -
$14M neg., one (1) acre of land
at Ogle. Price negotiable.
Ideal for apartment, building,
etc. Contact Kenrick
Latchmansingh or Ms Drakes
at: 225-8037, 227-0721.
Email us at:
for reliable and efficient

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E
Sheriff Street. Phone 223-
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price nego-
--- -- ---- ---- ----- .......... .... ......
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-
ONE two-storey house,
yard space, two garages.
overhead tank. Tel. 277-
3814, 225-8986, 619-9972.
LUMBER Yard with large
house on East Coast $70
million. Future Homes Realty.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
building located in
Trium p Backlands on
large plot of land. Make an
offer. Must be sold. Call
Kingston, opp. Peace Corp.
Bui ding. Ideal for any type
of businesses. Plenty ard
space. Tel. 609-8834, 27-
Air Park Subryanville
Regent Rd.. Robb St., Bel
Air Gdns. etc. Sonja 225-
7197, 623-2537.
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DOUBLE lot. (back and
front), prime location.
Church St.. Alberttown -
G$45 million (negotiable).
Call 617-8612.
PROPERTY situation at
Lot 5 Duncan Street, Bel Air
Park. Georgetown. Contact
Seon Simon # 225-4722.

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FOR Sale by Owner. 1 3- PROPERTY for sale next to
BEDROOM concrete flat. Price National Pride, North Rd.
neg. $4.6M. Interested person Success Realty 223-6524,
Contact 223-6435, 617-3759. 628-0747.
ONE 2-bedroom concrete PROPERTY for sale by
bungalow house with half down owner. Two-storey concrete
stairs. Reduced from $8.5M to building, Bel Air Park. Tel.
$7.3 million. Tel. 621-0004. No.226-3479.
Agriculture Road, ECD.' PROPERTY at 17 Pike St.,
BUILDING at Bel Air Kitty, corner location. Serious
Avenue, Lamaha Gardens. enquiries. Call 226-2674, 641-
Avenue, Lamaha Gardens. 2043 Sold by owner.
Excellent condition. $28M 2043:_Sold byowner........_
neg. Prime location. Call LUMBER Yard with large
225-7706 or 645-5500. house on East Coast $70
million. Future Homes
ONE going business Realty. 227-4040, 628-0796,
premises; one secured 611-3866
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully D new 2-storey
grilled in New AmsteTrda. ei!can style house.-
rel 333-2500. i" hIg residential area -
el. 33320$15. h urry owner leaving
3-BEDROOM concrete country. Tel. # 227-4876, 642-
house spacious land Ogle 0838 Ryan. _____
Airstrip Road. Reasonable -- MD T i
$8.5M. Immediate possession bedrooms, 4 bth sLLE -
vacant. Call 222-7516. bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits (2) families.
ONE house and land Property investor land -
situated at Lot 6 Danielstown, 48 x 141, worth viewing.
Essequibo Coast. Price $4M Mrs. Y. Wilson 226-2650,
negotiable. Contact 613-0260 229-2566.
between 6 am 6 pm, after OVERSEAS/Local owners
hours 218-0270. of buildings we have general
POPULAR Video Club management services paying
in very busy area in New your bills, rates, landscaping.
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale Call now. Ederson's 226-
& Occupancy can be 5496. Email:
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688. ATLANTIC GARDENS -
2-STOREY business/ vacant new 2-storey ranch type
residential property at 56 4-bedroom mansion 3 house ots
Section D Cumberland, East $28M (US$140 000).
Canje phone, electriit Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
Canje phone, electricity,
etc. Price neg. Tel. 62
5264, 339-2678. SALE by owner: Front two-
4-BEDROOM concrete storey, 4-bedroom, grilled,
& woo4-BEDROOM o nrete concrete house with toilet &
& wooden house. Ketley bath, enclosed garage. Second
St., Charlestown, formerly house both located at Triumph,
Rudy's Liquor Restaurant ECD. Price negotiable. Tel. 227-
(corner lot) $18M neg. 6993.
Contact 227-6204.
- HOUSE & large plot of ONE two-storey wooden
land, at 23 2nd St. and concrete 4- bedroom
Liliendaal, ECD. Price $10 house, South Ruimveldt
million negotiable. Contact Gardens Contact Ronald on
J. Singh. Tel. 226-7567 662-5033 or Samantha on
(after 5 pm weekdays.) 624-1370. No reasonable
offer refused. Vacant
TRANSPORTED property possession.
with (2) two flat buildings.
Ideally located at Lot 46 Robb SOUTH RUIMVEDLT
St., Bourda, suitable for GARDENS vacant 2-storey
business. Serious enquiries concrete & wooden 3-bedroom
only. Tel. 225-0056. mansion, fully grilled, garage -
$7.5M (US$37 00). Ederson's
INDUSTRY, FRONT 226-5496. Email:
(corner)- $11.5M, Meadow AGRICULTURE RD. front
Bank. TEL. 226-8148. 625- vacant new 1-year-old 2-storey
1624. 2-family building, top/bottom -
1624.2 luxurious bedrooms, kitchen,
FOREIGN/Local Investors toilet, bath, parking $8.6M
4/5-storey steel building, your (US$42 000). Ederson's 226-
income will be millions dollars 5496. Email:
per day. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email: ECCLES, EBD- vacant large bond 6 000 sq. ft. by 25
REGENT/near Camp St. height, can store 40 40 ft.
vacant possession of a new 4/5- containers, buses/cars/vansl
storey steel/concrete general canters $50M (US$250 000). If
store. Daily income $1M or qualified move in tomorrow.
US$200 000. Ederson's 226- Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
5496. Email: D'URBAN ST., Lodge wise
URGENTLY needed investment buying this 2-storey
commercial residential concrete building, note 4 2-
buildings for sale/rent Regent bedroom Hollywood designed
St. Robb St., etc. Edersons apartments. Ederson's 226-
St.. Robb St., etc. Ederson's 50496. Email:
226-5496. Email: 5496. Email:
BRICKDAM/Stabroek East Coast Demerara upstairs
vacant 3-storey 6 luxurious 3-bedroom residence includes
bedrooms or offices for master room: downstairs 2-
insurance. Ideal 4-storey bedroom self -contained, Maid's
computer school $50M neg. quarters, fully meshed and
(US$250 000). Ederson's grilled with lots of parking.
226-5496. Email: Mn$6.5 negotiable. Call 628- 4809 or after 6 pm 225-7034.
ROBB ST. near Bourda SHERIFF ST. vacant 2-
Market vacant 2-storey storey concrete & wood building,
concrete building 40' x 88', 3 large bedrooms/offices with
land 50' x 100' $40M modern convenience/bottom
(US$200 000). Ederson's floor 3 large bedrooms/offices.
226-5496. Email: Land 60' x 120' sq. ft. $39M :US$195 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
HOPE, EBD land, public
road to river bank. Ideal for BEAUTIFUL LARGE 2-
ships, warehouse, bond with STOREY 4-BEDROOM concrete
acve 2-storey general business ro Happy cres $35M
$12.5M (US$e2 000 rty, ST c $35MR
Ederson's 26-5496. Email n 3ubrynvic e h
c e $12.5Mkia0 ie S). neg. ; Subryanville huge
Ederson's 26-5496. Emal: property on double lot $50M; huge concrete property,
ENTERPRISE Garden, Bonesika St., Sect 'K', C/ville -
ECD vacant 95% unfinished $22M TEL226-8148, 625-
concrete 2-storey top3-bedroom 1624.
Hollywood designed bottom CROAL ST. $35M,
large area $5.5M(US$27 000). REGENT ST. $35M. Robb St
Ederson's 226-5496. Email: massive concrete structure, Le Ressouvenir (pool), Happy Acres
SALE last in stock: 1 radial $13M & $35M, Atlantic
Arm Saw, 10"; 1 Upright grinder; Gardens $16.5M & $45M, (on
1 filing stand ban saw; 1 mitre 3 Lots), Industry $8.5M, Ogle -
saw; 1 band saw brazer 1/8" 290' x 72', GuySuCo Gardens,
to 1 1 saw mill bearing; Bel Air, Village, Blygezight-
to 1 r'/e' 1 saw mill bearing 1 $10.5M & $20M, (double lot),
cordless Makita drill, 45 Carbide Subryanville $14.75M & $50M,
saw blade- 9' x 10'. All prices (double lot), Section 'K' $7M
negotiable. Printing ABDick & $10.5M, Campbell Ave., C/
Presses and Paper cutters. Also ville $20M, land 60' x 120',
on A special sale on paper. Triumph $8.5M, Mon Repos -
Contact Ronnie at Plus Printing, $85M, Eccles BB $7.5M,
207 Yubani Ave., Eccles. Tel. Grove, Parika. TEL. 226-8148,
233-2725, Tel./Fax: 233-2439. 625-1624.

LOTS B & BB as one,
Edinburg, Leonora (Opposite
Leonora Park). Huge 2-flat
concrete and wooden nouse on
over 1 (one) acre of land and 4
cars garage. Serious enquiries.
Tel. 226-0776, 227-4833.
$3.2M; Ruimzei ht 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-
- 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.
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
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
'AA' Eccles $25 million, Bel Air
Springs $55 million, Bel Air
Gdns $90 million, Bel Air Park -
$24 million, P/Nagar $14.5
million $29 million, Avenue of
Republic US$1.5M US$2.5M,
South R/veldt $6M $16M,
Regent St. $45M US$1.6M.
BEL AIR PARK, no repairs -
$28.5M; Brickdam $40M;
Queenstown (land)- $35M; Bel
Air Springs $55M; Regent Street
- $100M neg.; Blygezight Gardens
- $22.5M; Holmes & Main Streets
- $28M, Shamrock Gardens -
Land (100 ft. 100 ft.) $7.5M;
Lamaha Gardens $14.5M. Vish
Realty 225-9780, 613-9181.
2-storey fully concreted
house 5 bedrooms, 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet,
hot water tank, eating
kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner, car
garage, front view to Public
Road. Lot 6 Nandy Park,
EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 226-7806;
evening 225-8410.
BEL AIR PARK: 3-bedroom
on Lama Avenue $35M. UNITY,
ECD: 2-bedroom cottage, on 18
000 sq. ft. of land $3.5M.
KINGSTON: 2 large 3-storey
buildings US$500 000 (neg.).
COURIDA PARK: large 8-
bedroom mansion, fully furnished
- $50M, and lots more all over.
Call 226-7128, 615-6124.
of Better Bargains."
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; 4th 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.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866, 642-4680. TO LET, P/
Nagar- US$700, Republic Park
US$1 500, Bel Air New Haven
US$2 000, P/Nagar $60 000
$100 000, Subryanville -
US$750 US$800, Camp St.
US$400 US$600, Bel Air
Park US$600, Atlantic
Gardens US$1 000,
Continental Park US$1 200,
Berbice US$1 000,
Queenstown US$500, Sect.
'K' C/ville US$900,
Cummings St., US$3 000,
Princes & Russell Sts. $90
000, Charlestown US$800,
Carmichael St. US$700. High
St. US$4 500, Brickdam -
US$1 000 US$5 000, Church
St. US$5 000, Waterloo St. -
$200 000, North Road US$1
500, Hadfield St. US$1 500.

TRIPLE lots in
Alberttown, business and
large house front building
measuring 30 ft. x 60 ft.
Front building earns
average US$T 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 624-8402/225-
GEORGETOWN land size -
48' W x 100 L fully grilled
living space of 240 sq. ft.; 5
bedrooms including oae eestW-
bedroom; 3 full washrooms with
hot and cold showers; ceramic,
terrazzo and purple heart floor;
built-in-closets and cupboards;
concrete and grilled fence with
2 entrances; 2000 gal. concrete
in ground 3-stage filtration water
storage tank. Price negotiable.
Tel. # 629-0828.
REAL ESTATE prices are
falling, falling. By NOW -
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; 4th
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,
- 227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866, 642-4680. Properties
for sale Triumph, ECD -
$9M South R/veldt $11M -
$17M, UG Gardens -
US$1.3M, Regent
US$1.6M, Republic Park,
EBD $35M North Road -
35M $39M, Thomas St. -
45M Bel Air Gdns. $90M -
100M, New Providence -
75M, Bel Air Park $24M -
US$M, Ogle $75M,
Lamaha Gdns. $17M -
145M, Sec. 'K', C /ville -
23M, Broad & High Sts.
45M, Croal St. $42M,
Atlantic Gdns 15M,
Mahaica $10M, Nandy Park
- $10M, Earl's Court, LBI -
$21M, Mon Repos, ECD -
9M, Kitty 9M $48M,
Sheriff St. 38M, $65M,
Banks Park $47M, Courida
Park US$500 000 US$1M,
Ave. of Republic $1.5M -
US$2.5M, P/Nagar $14.5M
- US$40M Queenstown -
$22M US$400 000, Bel Air
Park US$1M, Main St. -
$120M, High St., Kingston -
100M, Alexander Village -
25M, Brickdam $40M -
$150M, Pike St., Kitty.
TODAY". # 227-1988, 270-
4470, 623-6431. E-mail:
GEORGETOWN. Alberttown -
$12M; Bel Air Park $28M/
16M; Blygezight Gardens -
20M; Campbellville $15M/
30M; Middle Street $35M/
55M; Carmichael Street -
28M; D'Urban St. $18M- East
Street/New Market St. 18M/
11M, Subryanville $30M/
25M; Queenstown $45M/
$30M/$20M/$15M/$12M; Kitty
$17M/$15M/$12M; Vlissengen
Road $35M; Sheriff Street -
$40M. EAST BANK: Prospect -
$12M; Eccles 'AA' $32M/$25M;
Eccles 'CC' $12M/$18M;
Diamond (executive) $50M;
Grove (business) $18M/$12M;
Nandy Park $20M; Friendship
road to river $15M. WEST
BANK/COAST: Canal No. 1 -
$11M; Roraima Trust $12M;
Stewartville $12M; Parika -
$120M; (commercial), Vreed-
en-Hoop $13M/$25M, EAST
COAST: Atlantic Gardens -
$34M/$26M/$20M/$16M; Bee
Hive $15M; Better. Hope $7M:
Courbane Park $6.5M; Kersaint
Park/Good Hope $7M/$9M;
Happy Acres $26M/$15M; Imax
Gardens $8M/$6M/$5M;
Lusignan $12M/$5.5M/$3.2M,
Triumph, Mon Repos (Blocks) -
$6M; Non Pariel $12M/$8M/
$6M/$5M/$4M; Success $5M:
Sect. 'C' Enterprise $14M/
$10M; Earl's Court (LBI) $10M;
Triumph $8M/$18M; Foulis/
Enmore $7M/$8M; Mahaica (
going business) $50M;
GuySuCo/Caricom Gardens -
$50M. Good Hope, executive-
$26M, Kingston $15M, Ogle
with pool $70M; OGLE:
executive property $25M.
BERBICE: Bath Settlement -
$8M (business), New
Amsterdam. All prices

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,
brand new 5-bedroom, 2-
storeyed concrete building
for sale. All conveniences
included. Water, electricity,
.telephone, parking
vehicles, fully grir,-"
toilets & baths, storeroom,
lacquered floor upstairs,
tiled downstairs, modern
kitchen veranda, yard
space. Contact Eddie. Tel.
611-8912, 227-3788.

290 TRACTOR selling for
parts. Tel. 621-0694, 612-
1 HONDA Generator. Phone
222-4076, 616-6938 Cell.
TEL: #611-0881
BRAND NEW 400 Ibs.
Banga Seine. Call 617-4875 or
FOR sale beautiful mixed
breed pups. Call Debra 218-
1352, 647-3468.
PIANO 27 inches GE TV,
RCA, auto system, other
household effects. 444-6223.
SALE! SALE! On 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-
NEW Honda Generator
2500/6000 watts, key/manual
start,.EU/UK standard. Call 233-
ONE GE four-burner gas
stove. One large rug, ready
made curtains and other
household items.
Telephone 225-0056
Shepherd pups, 6 wks. old, fully
vaccinated. Contact 226-4486,
GOING out of business.
Internet Cafe computers,
scanners, printers, copiers,
chairs, desks, etc. Call 227-
1319, 225-4709.
FOR sale/rental active
large snackette, Bourda Market.
Lights, phone, coolers, TV, etc.
Call 226-5063, 231-4139.
1 2 400 WATTS 110 volts
Craftsman generation in very
good condition. Price to go.
Phone 255-3718, 622-4275.
GOING out of business.
Internet Cafe computers,
scanners, printers, copiers,
chairs, desks, etc. Call 227-
1319, 225-4709.
1 DELL Optiplex GX 280
Desktop Computer. 2.8 Ghz,
P4, 256 RAM 17" monitor -
226-7755 or 623-2923. Good
1 2 500 WATTS, low noise
Yamaha Generator and 1 1 200
BTU window Peake AC. Tel. 226-
1769, 612-3607.
2 UPRIGHT, double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.), 1
Coco Cola Cooler, 1 warmer.
Tel. 627-8749 or 223-3024.
ONE brand new
computer with CD Burner,
CD Walkmans, car stereo
and DVD Player. Contact
225-4112, 626-9264.
EARTH for sale. Contact
229-2520, 612-4059, 621-
2160. Delivery on spot. We
also excavating, land grading
and levelling.
AC UNITS brand new, 5
000 150 BTU, Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at 613-
3319 or 226-7973. Going
DINING table 82" x 42",
no chairs, TV & cabinet 71
%" x 55". stereo cabinet 74"
(L) x 48 (H). Call 226-7494
FOUR Copiers, Cannon
Sharp. Paper cutter, laminator,
binder, typewriter. All new,
going for one price. Tel. 226-
1 SINGER sewing
machine, 1 Canon calculator,
1 answering machine, 2 juice
extractors. Tel. # 226-0616.

MARKET. 231-4504, 645-
STALL for sale corner
spot, good location Stabroek
Market. Tel. 277-3814, 619-
MERCURY in wholesale
and retail quantity. Best price
guaranteed. Contact # 223-
1997 FORD Ecnoline
van 70 000 miles, 2-225
Envirude outboard engine,
1 7Hp Sears outboard
engine. All in perfect
working condition. Contact
Jutond. De Freitas,
aT'htaion Sarah Johanna,
EBD. Tel. 662-4079.
SINGLE bed, projection
screen, coffee percolator, brass
lamps, stool, carved table,
tennis racket, kitchen ware and
more. Tel. 227-1234.
HOUSEHOLD items e.g.
bed, wardrobe, 2 large stereo
sets for any bar-b-que, disco,
wedding, etc. Reasonably
priced. Call 220-7252.
$500 at Movie Town DVD
Club. Tel. 223-7245, 231-
5602. For the best quality
TWO 220V AC split units,
like new. One Jialing
Scooter 150, excellent
condition (2 000Km). 610-
7258 anytime.
envelopes. Good prices,
order only. Get inquisitive,
call 223-5204 or 227-4876,
ONE 6-in-one home gum -
$20 000; 7-pc. oval shape
dining set $35 000
negotiable; 1 sml chair set -
$15 000. Tel. # 627-3593.
ZENITH 42" Plasma TV,
Philips 64" flat screen TV,
Bose 321 Home
Entertainment System
Series Two. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 641-2634.
including imported
furniture, new 32" TV, new
computer, and many other
new used items. 226-7613,
ONE large refrigerator
(black) GE 2 doors, excellent
condition, (NO frost) and one
washing machine. Call
Anthony 625-7090.
TWO five-dish and one
four-dish ploughs also one
trail harrow. Ideal for rice
work. Contact 623-0957.
MOTHER and father of the
pups are short and fluffy.
Vaccinated and dewormed, 8
weeks old. Call 220-4825 or
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated &
dewormed $15 000 each.
Tel. 229-6527, 610-8071
BODY parts -AT 170, AT
150, AE 91, EE 96, EP 71,
EP 82, FB 12, FB 13, ST
182, SV 22, engines
transmissions 5 A, 4A, 4E,
3S, 4S. Tel. 227-2835.
ONE six-inch complete
land dredge with two 2000
series four-cylinder Perkins
Turbo engines, pipes,
fitting, etc. $3.3M neg.
Contact 625-8421.
ONE tar converter for front
end loader. Lister engine &
generator water coo & air
cool, 9.5 KVA, 110/220V.
330 & 500 Bedford engine
(Turbo), differential, TL 7-
ton Chassis and many more.
Call 339-3608.
ONE (1) upright deep
freezer complete with
shelves, 220 volts in perfect
condition. One 24 000 BTU
Panasonic Split Air
condition unit, 220 volts.
One Pentium 4 computer
with DVD/CD combo burner.
speakers and 17" monitor
(110 volts). Contact 225-
414 or 662-7102.
1 MEBER band saw 3",
1 Hyster forklift (Casoline),
1 Wadkin 5-head moulder,
1 surface, table router,
compressor, mortiser, drill
press, broom stick
machine, sharpener,
grinders, flat blades,
slotted knives, Profile
cutters ($50 000 and up),
2 small band saws. Tel.
270-6460, 644-0150.

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7 WOODEN cabin 1 KODAK Photo glossy FORD Tow truck,
cruisers, 4 53 ft., 3 50 paper in large qty. 622-0415, electrical work._624-8402
ft., 5" polythene seine, 1 3- 223-0052. AT 192, PJJ series, fully
ton Dyna truck, 1 3-ton Fuso SKY Universal, authorised loaded. Contact 623-0875.
truck, 1 Hilux Pickup, 1 dealer for the best offer in ONE Toyota Tundra, F
computer, 1 clothes dryer. PhilliONE Toyota Tundra, ViewF
Call 660-2958, 621-2311. Phillips digital dish. View up 150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-3717
to 125 channels including Pay
TWO-Door English Ford Per View channels and also 21 BEDFORD
Sports car shell in perfect Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231- Model M truck. Tel: 455-
condition and Toyota 6093, 227-1151 (Office). 2303.
Cressida car. Reasonable TRUCK for sale model ONE refrigerated truck,
offr. Contact Office -hoursO r
oer.0 to .. Tele hone No TK; one 7-piece dining set GFF series. Call Tel. # 623-
8.30 to 4.3. elepnone N. (glass); 1 microwave 7212.,
225-1911. ____harp; 1 (Sharp) VCR; 1
JOHN Deere 30 KVA washing machine (Avanti); MINI for sale, good
diesel generator like new, 1 six-piece Amanda (Suite). condition. Call # 613-7531,
Lovson 10 Hp engine, large Telephone # 610-5752. 231-3013.
compressor with tank, arge MINS 6 CTA 230 i'- TOYOTA Hince minibus
'2319, "Z6 17.... on good general 6 -'4 9
2319, 641-2634. conditi' on $1.25M. 4Hft. steel AT 212, three months old.
PUPPIES for sale pontoon EX 12" diesel with 15 x Contact Suresh. Tel. 227-7909.
Rottweiler and German 28 ft. purple heart sluice -
Shepherd (mixed) vaccinated $0.5M. Located Middle FORD Tow truck,
and dewormed. Contact Dr. Mazaruni. Call 223-5050. electrical work. 225-2503
M226-32 o 227117 oner 22 CEILING fans, baby crib, 192 TOYOTA car, fully
226-3592 or 227-0117 or 223- louver windows and panes, loaded. Success Realty. Tel.
0754. Brother table model sewing 223-6524. Cell 628-0747.
1 HONDA pressure machine, push out windows -
washer, brand new; 2 drills; metal, 1 metal water tank, novels TOYOTA RZ, BJJ series, less
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle, and gardening books, drawing than 1 yr. old. Tel. 662-6212,
next to new; 1 amplifier; 1 board (Imperial) and T-square, 613-5290.
truck pump; 1 battery IBM typewriter, brass ornaments, 1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265- plywood doors, ware sink and unregistered. Price neg.
5876. toilet bowls. Call 226-9162. 21 Contact Ryan 629-7010.
LABRADOR & Doberman Bel Air Avenue, Lamaha BLUE 4x4 Toyota Pickup
mixed pups and Labrador and Gard2-door Extra Cab, LHD. Contact
Ridgeback mixed pups. Tel. 1 6-INCH joiner 110 Ryan 643-1199.
226-7846 from Mon. to Fri. 240V on bench $45 000 1 R 643-119 .
3:30 pm to 8 pm, Sat. & Sun. skill mitre adjustable saw, 110v 1 MITSUBISHI Lancer.
from 8 am to 8 pm. $35 000, 1 hand cross cut Contact 54 Craig St., C/
saw, 110 v $15 000, 1 large ville. Tel. 227-2435.
KAWASAKI 100 CC, heavy duty bench grinder, 110 MITSUBISHI refrigerated
miniature Ninja CBR for kids, v $25 000, 1 edge sander, Mt Tts, rei wer
gas model, key and manual 110 v 240 v on stand $45 truck 3 tons, diesel, power
start, full flare, light, horn, 000, 1 electric chain saw, 110 window, mirrors, AC, good
exhaust system, brand new v $50 000, 1 Yale 1z ton condition $2.2 million. Call
$180 000. Call 624-8402, 225- chain hoist $25 000, 1 225-2503, 624-8402.
2503. .vacuum cleaner industrial ONE iron boat 96' feet
and commercial for in length, 15 feet width, 6 feet
television, 1 white cleaning floor car, 110 draft. Perfect condition,
Westinghouse double door with large dust bag on
Westinghouse double door wheels $35 000, USA working in Berbice River.
fridge, 1 Whirlpool chest Model, 2 45-gallon drums Contact # 619-3090.
freezer, 1 Chester drawers concrete hardener used to ONE Toyota Townace (7-
Contact 226-0616, 170 harden concretefast or hollow sweater) immaculate
Garnett St., Newtown, blocks both $100 000 or $1 condition, with luxury seats.
Kitty. 500 .per gallon, 1 4-feet Automatic. Tel. 222-5085,
EASTER Bunnies, aluminium platform ladder to 626-3001.
singularly or in pairs. Price do cleaning $10 000, 6 -
depending on age-size. aluminium canisters close TOYOTA Towance
Call or visit the Rabbit Farm, very tight for storage of minibus, complete, selling as
19 Coverden, E.B. Dem. Tel. money and gums and ammo scrap Everything original -
261-5366, 227-8998, and tools 3 x 2 x 12 $10 222-4784, 222-4782
Rabbit meat as above. 000 3 x 2 x 15 $15 000 3 Dominic.
FOEIN-oos-abe-o x 2 x 12 $18 000, USA
FOREIGN pools table for Model, 1 110 240V 1 MITSUBISHI Lancer, 1
business and house use also pressure water pump Honda Integra both fully loaded
AC, 18 000 BTU for house or complete with pressure tank 17" rims. Owner leaving
office use. Contact C & S Nite and switch $40 000, 12 country. Call 646-1944.
Club, 28 Sheriff & First Sts., private Oxygen bottles, no
C/ville. Tel. 227-3128 or 645- rent paid $20 000 each 1 WRANGLER Jeep, PCC
0787. 1 new in box 18 000 BTL 8604. Price neg. Contact 225-
ONE Compute w w Peak Split Unit Remote, 240 1923 or 226-8320.
XP ONE Computer windo V $100 000, 1 new 16 feet 1 AE 81 TOYOTA Corolla,
XP 256 MB Ram. Can copy aluminium ladder in 8 feet 1 AE 81 TOYOTA Corolla,
CD, DVD, convert VHS to halves, Mexican made $25 working condition.
DVD, audio cassette to CD, 000, 1 large General Electric Reasonable priced. Call 263-
watch TV with remote control. stand up freezer 110 v in 7145.
Also one amplifier, one Casio excellent condition $100 1 JEEP Wrangler excellent
CT 670 professional keyboard. 000, 1 new large light Blue condition for sale. 1 Jeep
All going cheap. Call 231- fibreglass tub $35 000, 3 new rangler shell Tel 625-1188
3741. fire extinguishers in box $10
000 each, 100 new good year TOYOTA G-Touring Wagon.
GE/NX Alarm System: truck liners, size 20 $1 000 Like new, must be seen. 74
wholesale prices to private each, 1 new complete Sheriff St., C/ville. 223-9687
citizens installers and imported Satellite Dish Stand
security/alarm companies large $100 00, 1 Xerox 5028 1 RZ lon base mini bus,
ElectraAlarms(R.K's- 12 copier needs servicing 240v working condition, mags,
Regent Road Bourda. Tel. onstand- $100 000, metal music, etc. $900 000. Call
226-7541, 227-5072. four-drawer used filing 265-3989.
JUST arrived from the cabinets at $20 000 each, TOYOTA G-TouringWagon,
UK are 4 and 6-cylinder 2 new executive writing eni u
Perkins engines. Lister desk chairs in box- $25 00 5Aengine, automatic, like new.
Engine and Hydraulic 1 2000 watts transformer 74 Sheriff St., C/ville 223-
Power Packs, portable step down and step up, 110 9687.
welding plants and 240 $15 000. Owner 1 TOYOTA Carib Wagon
eneralr. contact Tel. # leaving. 621-4928. with spares $520 000 neg.
220-2034 or # 220-1787. Call 628-9274, 629-3528.
li5nHEADr 1 .21- 6" width e b .. ONE ,three-ton Canter.
6 lan er $1 .2 ane - .":nDebra Tel. # 223-8233 (Work),
16 se ,,ce Planner W4)3-
combinations $500 000 1 MINI CLUB MONT. CALL 223-2498 (Home), 643-8093.
each (neg.); 1 moveable 618-5656, 227-1996. TOYOTA Corolla AE 92,
table saw c up to 1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf 4- PCC series, working condition.
400 000 Raj 275- 1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf 4 Tel. 222-3259.
0208 626-0350, Bayee wheel drive Jeep, w/crash bar
662-4249. _and other accessories. Contact MINI Van FOR SALE -
1 Ford F 150, 1 285 Mr. Edwards. Tel. # 225-0548. Mazda MPV V6 mini van.
Massy Ferguon TractrPrice negotiable. Tel. # 629-
2 Portable weld er (1 1 TOYOTA G-Touring 0829.
gasoline & 1 diesel), 1 Wagon (PHH series), 1 LITE Ace Toyota
obcat 1 100 KVA automatic, fully powered, mag minibus. Must sell. Owner
alternator & transformer, 1 rims, CD. Price $1.3M (neg.). leaving country. Price ne.
Cummings engine. Call Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or Contact 641-3513, 254-
225-7332 or 626-2615. 621-5902. 0061.
JUST off wharf 1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina AE 110 SPRINTER, AT 192
Kenworth tractor unit and (private), automatic fully Carina, AE 100 Sprinter, EP 82
40-ton detachable low bo) a ,arina, AE 100 PineP 82
4trai ler p powered by a 340 powered, AC, mag rims. CD Starlet, Toyota Pickup T100.
TA Caterpillar engine, 425 alarm, remote start. Price Amr 227-2834, Cell 621-
Hp. Both items are in $1.3M. Contact Rocky # 225- 6037.
immaculate condition. Must 1400 or 621-5902. 1 TOYOTA Carina, PGG
see to appreciate. Call 218- 1 NISSAN Laurel (4-door series, excellent condition
1 NISSAN Laurel (4-door Any reasonable offer
3899, 623-1003, 218-1469. car), excellent condition. Price accepted. Call 231-7774 -
R E S TA U R A N T $425 000 (neg.), automatic, (Home), 661-4635 (Cell).
EQUIPMENT IN EXCELLENT fully powered, mag rims, tape. TOYOTA CAMRY SV30.
CONDITION CHAIRS AND Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or Excellent condition. PFF series.
TABLES, FOOD WARMER, 621-5902. $1 175 000 neg. Ayube W/Shop,
DISPLAY COOLER, 1 TOYOTA Tacoma (25 opp. Harbour Bridge, 233-5826,
F R E E Z E R S 000 Km only), GHH series, auto. 233-5557.
REFRIGERATOR, KITCHEN 000 Km nlyw),GH seriesauto..
UTENSILS, EQUIPMENT CAN fully powered, AC, mag rims. 1 NISSAN Blue Bird car -
BE PURCHASED FOR A crystal light, big lights in front. (private), automatic, excellent
COMPLETE SET-UP. PRICE CD. Immaculate condition, condition. Price $900 000.
EXCELLENT NEGOTIABLE. Price $2.8M. Contact Rocky- Contact Rocky # 225-1400
CALL # 625-8763, ANYTIME. # 225-1400 or 621-5902. or 621-5902.

3/25/2006, 6:56 PM

ONE AT150 Corona stick ONE Toyota Ceres, fully 1 4-RUNNER automatic,
gear/front wheel drive, in loaded, one owner. Well excellent condition $1.4M.
aood condition. Price $460 maintained. Call 642-0682, Contact Rocky # 225-1400
000 negotiable. Tel. 621- 618-7179, 254-0550. or 621-5902.
3343, 648-8153. 1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser % TON Ford Truck,
1 STARLET Glanza Turbo (diesel) 13 seater, manual enclosed, parts for Mercedes
1 AT 192 Carina, both fully $4.1 million. Please contact 200 series, engine &
powered. Tel. 226-0041, 621- 623-7031. transmission for minibus.
5407. TOYOTA AT 192 Carina, Call 227-7777.
ONE Toyota Ceres, fully fully powered, automatic, MITSUBISHI RVR PJJ
loaded, one owner. Well excellent condition. Tel. 226- series, immaculate condition
maintained. Call 618-7179, 9316, 617-1505. $2.4M negotiable. Mint
254-0550. 1 AT 192 CARINA, PHH condition. Contact 276-0245,
ONE Nissan Laurel in series. Owner leaving 628-4179.
excellent condition. Price country. Tel. 256-3795, FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
neg. Call 644-5889. 626-7635. Ask for Ravi. doors, good condition, CD/
1 AE 100 SPRINTER 125 SCOOTER Tape player, bubble tray,
auJiomnlati Nickel mags, urgun dual air bag, mag rims, etc.
spoiler, -F Il. deck-- $9 U
neg. PGG series Tel. 233- Contact 233-2263, b"'l __......
2336 or 623-9972. 4466 Rishi. ONE AT 150 Corona
1 AT 192 automatic, one SUZUKI Vitara (full stick gear/front wheel
owner, PJJ fully loaded, mags, size) manual, P drive, i good condition.
deck $1.2 million neg. 233- windows $1.3M ne Price $460 0003343
2336 or 623-9972. 227-4040, 628-0796, 618- n64 -8153.
ONE AT 192 in mint 7483.N AT 192 Cara a tr
condition, fully powered, one TOYOTA AT 192 Carina, carwith D Player, Spoiler
RZ minibus. Excellent fully powered, automatic, and man rims. Price $1 200
condition. Tel. No. 265-3694. excellent condition. Tel. 000. Call 227-0902 or 227
1 3Y Super Custom with 226-9316, 617-1505. 3336.
clean body and engine 1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter, 1 TOYOTA Single Cab
automatic $700 000 neg. PHH series, excellent (3Y engine), long tray, solid
Call 276-0313, 626-1141 condition, fully loaded, fully ef, n long t4GHH sri
Shahab. _powered. Contact 623-4572, deff, 44 Pck227-4040,
1 NISSAN Caravan, 15- 22-5050796, 618-7483. 6
sweater minibus, CD player, 1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona 1 TOYQTA 4-Runner
amplifier, working condition or excellent condition, mag LD V6
as parts. Call 220-7252. rims, fog lamps, oigina LHD V6itengine immaculate
sport. Price neg. Telephone condition, (automatic)
PJJ series, double cab 622-0322. $1.7M. 227-4040, 628-0796,
Pickup, 3Y engine, manual, right 618-7483.
hand drive, 4- wheel drive, never 4-WD RANGE Rover AT 170 CARINA
run off road $3.2M neg. Call Land Rover with alloy 1 AT 170 CARINA
276-0313, 626-1141 Shahab. rims & Sony CD player. (Private), automatic fully
Sa Priced to go. # 621-7445. powered, mag rims. Price
LN 170 Diesel Extra Cab, $775 000. Contact Rocky -
4 x 4 in immaculate conditi F-150 Lightning in very # 621-5902, 225-1400.
4 x 4 in immaculate condition, good condition. Priced for
fully powered, automatic, quick sale. Contact Dave 1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
GHH series $3.1 million. Call 648-8291, 627-3181 or 264- immaculate condition,
276-0313, 626-1141 2731. automatic, fully loaded, crash
Shahab. bar $1.4M. Contact Rocky #
ONE White volkswagon 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 DYNA Truck, enclosed- EFI, 1 600cc convertible -400 1- .
$1.5M; 1 Mazda Pick-up $800 electronic top. First owner. 1 TOYOTA GX 81 Mark
000; 1 American Standard Must sell. el. 226-6527. 11 (4-cylinder new engine),
compressor, 150 Ibs tank $350 Tennessee, Night Club. automatic fully powered,
000. Everything must go. Call MITSUBISHI Canter mag rims. Price 875000.
Steve 624-6414. truck long tray, 17 feet 4D Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
32, a/c, immaculate 621-5902.
ONE TC 57 new Harvest condition. 74 Sheriff St. # 1 AE 100 TOYOTA
Combine in good condition. One 223-9687. Sprinter (PHH series),
Johnson 25 Hp engine in good ONE Coaster bus in automatic, fully powered,
condition. Tel. 232-0547, 623- good working condition, mag rims, immaculate
1234. Contact 616-3736 or 660- condition. Price $1 250
ONE Lorry Driver, for East 1564. No reasonable offer 000. Contact Rocky # 621-
Demerara Estate preferably from rfused.- -- 5902, 225-1400.
Mahaica Area. Call 228-2480, 1 TOYOTA -Tundra 1 HONDA Civic (PJJ
228-5378, 613-8554. (white). Going cheap. Suzuki series) 1999 model manual,
Vitara, 4-door. Call 27-5500, full powered, A/C. Price -
AE 110 Toyota Sprinter 227-2027 $1.9M (hardly used). Contact
motor car, late PHH series, fully AT 192 PHH series, first Rocky 225-1400 or 621-
loaded. Contact Marvin 612- ownernever worked hire, in 5902.
3111, 226-8740. Excellent excellent condition $1 TOYOTARAV-4, PJJseries
working condition. 350 000 neg. Call 276- $3.3M, Toyota 2L Diesel
1 GX 81 Toyota Mk 11 0313, 626-11 Shahab. Turbo model Xtra Cab Pick-up,
fully powered, mag rim, clean 1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter, PJJ series, (immaculate) $2.7
condition going cheap. PHH series, excellent million. 227-4040, 628-0796,
Contact 648-9706 or 226-7855 condition, fully loaded, fully 233-6550.
Sham. powered. Contact 623-4572, 1 TOYOTA R5-V6
222-5053. 1 TOYOTA SR5-V6 (4
AT 170 CARINA, full Runner) 4 x 4 (low mileage),
powered, AC, automatic, wit ONE AA 60 Carina, in automatic, fully powered, A/C,
erh excellent working mag rims, CD Player, music set,
stiff undercarriage, nevercrash condition, needs body wor alarm. Credit available. Price
$850 000 neg. Call 276-0313, tape deck, AC etc. Tel. $2.3M. Contact Rocky- 225-
626-1141 Shahab. 617-4063/225-0236. 1400 or 621-5902.
EFI BHH 3265, BHH 1457, fully loaded, Model C 33, series) immaculate
1 Cab BGG 6538. Contact 4-cylinder, gear, PW, PM, condition automatic, fully
Shameer tel. 626-9780, PS). Price neg. Call: 223- powered, A/C, mag rims, step
662-9215. 901Mo, Cell: 629-7419 ars, crash bars, roof rack, CD
TOYOTA 2004 Xtra Cab (nty). Player. Price $3.2M (neg).
Tundra 4 x 4 auto and full YAMAHA Virgo 750cc Contact Rocky -225-1400 or
Tundra 4 x 4 auto and fully motorcycle just imported 621-5902.
powered (Fantastic) you have into country, not registered, 1 NISSAN Almera (came
to see $7.3M. 227-4040, 628- will register at no cost to bur i brand new), PHH series
0796 233-6550 _-$25 000. Phone 624.84 ( in ex brnnew), PH scares
-25-2503 (executive type carl
1 E12 SLUNN aurimat..c --.3 ..------.automatic, fully powered,
power windows, AC, etc $525 TOYOTA Hilux Surf YN AC, magrims, alarm. Price -
000 neg. 227-4040, 628-0796, 130, 4 x 4, fully powered, AC, $2.3M. Contact Rocky #
618-7483. automatic, 3Y engine, right 225-1400 or 621-5902.
hand drive, crash bar, mags,
1 ST 190 TOYOTA Corona flair, etc. $2.4 million neg 1 NISSAN Frontier (Super
fully powered, automatic, Call 276-0313, 626-1141- charge) Extra Cab/2003
AC, mag rims, music $1 325 Shahab. model) automatic, fully
000 neg. Tel. 627-3438. powered, AC, mag rims, 4-
neg 1 AT 192 CARINA PHH wheel drive, new tyres, (GJJ
LINCOLN Town car (Ford) series, never in hire, fully series), immaculate
4-door luxury Sedan loaded, music, mags, 6-Disc CD condition. Price $4.3M.
automatic, power windows, locks, Changer, alarm, start, spoiler, Contact Rocky # 225-1400
seats, digital dash, TV & DVD clean condition. Owner leaving, or 621-5902.
Player, air-conditioner, only 47 Call 220-2047, 645-0404. 1 YAMAHA Raptor 660R;
000 miles, like new $4.5 Toyota Hilux Single Cab $1M;
million. Phone 624-8402, 227- NISSAN Pulsar, late PHH JeeWrangler-$1M; 1 Mazda
7677, 225-2503. series, auto, low miles, air- B2 600 X-Cab Pickup- $1.2M;
190E Mercedes Benz, conditioned, fully powered, 1 Honda XR 80 $220 000; 1
Special Edition automatic, CD changer, hardly used, first 20-ft. reefer container; 1 Allison
Special Edition automatic, owner, excellent condition
fully powered, 2.6 6-cylinder. full $1.9 million. Call 225-2503, truck transmission; 1 complete
flair, package, lots of extras. Must 624-8402. land dredge; 2 six-cylinder
see. Have minor work. Sold as is ....P. ..... .......-....erkins. Call 617-8400, 225-
$1 450 000 cash. Phone 227- MARINO, PHH series 4510.
7677, 624-8402. $1.2M, Toyota Tacoma Extra
Cab $2 650 000 Cherokee AT 192 CARINA $1 250
2 AT 192s; 1 AE 100 Jeep, Toyota Pickup 4 x 4 000 to S1.5M; AE 100 Corolla.
Sprinter; 1 4 x 4 Toyota 4- $1.7M, Toyota Land Cruiser PHHseries(oneowner)-$1.4M,
Runner; 1 AE 91 Sprinter Mercedes Convertible RAV-4 EP 82 Starlet GT Turbo,
automatic, EFI, etc.; 1 $3M, Toyota Path Finder (manual) immaculate -
Mercedes Benz: 1 600 XT S1.5M, Toyota Corolla AE 91 $1.1M; AE 100 Corolla,
Yamaha Trail bike; 125 cc, $890 000, Toyota 11 -$775000, (manual), PHH series $1.1M
Street bike. Contact Mr. Khan Mitsubishi Lancer $1.9M, Cifero neg.; Honda Civic (Crystal Lites)
28'BB'Eccles, New Housing $1.1M Toyota Mark 11 $900 S1.5M; AE 91 Corolla
Scheme. EBD. Tel. 233-233 Laurel 75 000 TEL. 226- (manual) $525 000. 227-4040,
or 623-9972. 8148, 625-1624 28-0796, 233-6550.

2 RZ BUSES, long base -
automatic, $1.1M, manual
$1.4M. Both in excellent
condition. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
ONE G-Touring Wagon -
'JJ series, 45 000 km,
howroom condition $1 550
00 neg. Tel. 621-6452.
1 AE 100 COROLLA -
xcellent condition,
lowered windows. 5-forward
rear shift $950 000 neg.
contactt Wazir 222-2804 or
ONE AE 111 Corolla,
immaculate condition.
Recently registered. Owner
leaving country. Call 276-
0245, 628-4179.
1 MERCEDES Benz 2-ton
pickup tuck in perfect working
condition. No reasonable
offer refused. Series GHH.
Tel. 226-4742 or 256-0303
or 609-1314.
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully powered, 8
seats, like new. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 223-9687.
1 NISSAN Caravan E23,
PEE 2660, 15-seater.
Excellent working condition.
Contact 277-010S, 626-1138.
Price negotiable.
minibuses in excellent
condition, 1 Toyota Ceres.
Tel. # 229-6533 or 613-2798.
ONE 4-Runner,
excellent condition with
CD, mags, V6 engine, left.
hand drive. Price $1.5M
negotiable. Call 640-2365
in good condition mag
rims, stick gear, tape deck.
Tel: 626-6837 after hours
# 220-4316.
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome
Plough or Timber Grant.
Price neg. Contact
Lawrence. Phone 322-
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 ne.g.
Corona in good working
condition automatic, PW.
1 AE 81 Toyota Corolla.
Price.neg._Phone 220-98j01.
ONE Chevy minivan -
7-seater, PHH 6018; One
Toyota Celica 2000cc 2-
door, car PCC'2870. Price
to go. Call 264-2452, 646-
1 DUMP truck. 1 water
tender and 330 Timber
Jack Skidder all are in
good working condition.
or more information-
Contact: 264-2946.
TOYOTA Double Cab
Pickup, PJJ series, never
run out of town, in
immaculate condition -
$3.4M neg. Owner I e. ni
country. Call 27l ...''..
626-1141 Shahab.
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-
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 can be done
from Mon. Fri., 11 am -
pm at Avinash Complex
& B Water Street.
contact 226-3361, 227-
1'TOYOTA Mark 11, GX
S 81 excellent condition,
.'remote start,- alarm, DVD/
; ,CD Player, brand new tyres
and magrims, very low
mileage, A/C, fully powered.
SCall 613-0613, 624-6628/

STOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab. Pickup PJJ series,
inew model; Nissan
'Pathfinder 4-door 1996
(model, Honda Delsol Short
car, BMW 318i Short car.
226-4177, 225-2319, 641-
.*" ___ v^;^. ,,~

ONE Mercedes Benz
motor car, PEE series, fully
powered, with DVD Player,
flares, spoiler, automatic and
in immaculate condition. Must
go! Price $850 000. Contact
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-
TOYOTA Carina AT 192 -
fully loaded excellent condition
- $1.4M; Marino fully loaded,
mags, CD & DVD player, etc. -
$1.2M; Toyota Corona AT 150
manual gear $575 000. Tel.
227-0613_ ..
ONE Honda Inspire
Accord), colour Green, 2
000cc 5-cylinder, power
steering, power windows,
power lock, AC, CD Deck, mag
rims, serial # PJJ 3067.
Contact Joe Hamilton. Phone
225-5274, 226-7665, 618-
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 $275 000 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, 623-9972.
1 15 HP Yamaha O/B engine; I
Mini Bus scrap; 1 KE 10 engine
& gear box; % HP motors; poultry
waters, trays troughs, etc.; 1
wooden boat, 1 paper feeder,
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Jamaica sweep sprint medals to ...

(From back page)
medals, including 79 gold.
England are second with 32
gold ahead of Canada (22),
India (21) and South Africa
England's haul was
boosted by a dominant
performance in the boxing
ring where they won gold in
five of the 11 categories.

Samaresh Jung, the Indian
shooter who had earned the
nickname 'Goldfinger', failed in
his attempt at a record sixth
gold in shooting when his pistol
There was another
disappointment for India
when they lost the women's
hockey final 1-0 to the hosts
after a late goal from Nikki

England's 4x400 relay
disqualification compounded
a miserable week at the
MCG after their men's
4x100 relay team dropped the
baton in their heat and were
It also enabled Australia to
complete the 4x400m relay
double when individual 400
champion John Steffensen led
That was small
consolation to Mottram,
whose brother Neil won a
basketball gold on Friday. He
was inconsolable after the
1500 where he was favourite
to win in his home town.
"To finish the
Commonwealth Games like that
is frustrating," he said. "I'm
pretty annoyed about it."
The 5 000 silver
medallist was ideally

You are gone but not forgotten."
: ,\ We think of you everyday and miss
you very much. Life goes on, we know
S that is true, but it is not he same without
you. No tears, no words, can say how we
miss you everyday. Your are lovingly
remembered in every way.

I loving memory of


who departed this life on March 22nd, 1996.

Sadly missed by his loving children, grandchildren,
sons & daughters-in-law, relatives & friends.

placed in third position
with 700 metres to go when
England's Nick
McCormick clipped the
heels of team mate Andrew

Baddeley, who in turn fell
forward and brought down
New Zealand's Nick
Willis avoided the

SApnl24.1924- March 26.1998
Il lTS a,-IT
Death is nothing at311a I ha,.e only slipped aay into
the next room
I am I and you are you Whatsoever we were to each
other thatwe stillare Call me by my old familiarname
Speak to me the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your lone Wear no forced air of ,
solemnity orsorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at little jokes we
Enjoyed together PRAN. SMILE, THINK OF ME. PRAY FOR ME Let my
name be ever the household word that it ever was There is an unbroken
continuity Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sighlP I am
waiting for you for an interval very near. just around the comer All is well
We love you mummy and grandmama. we miss you so very much
Turhan, Sherry, Gilly, Anita, Tamara, Teesha, Damien,
Theron and Macaela.

In loving memory of my
dear mother PANSY
Vryman's Erven, New
Amsterdam, Berbice,
who departed this life on o
March 24, 1996. ? .
Ten years have passed
since that sad day
l a ahen you were called
But it seems like
Time has not quite healed ourpain
Yourmemory is in our hearts
You are not here to share in ourlife
But we wish you were
Sadly missed by her daughter
Kaye and grandchildren Kevin
and Shanice.

CALLENDER: In loving and cherished memory of a
dearest son brother and uncle DONALD who passed
on to God's Glonous Kingdom on March 23, 1997, aged
God closed His arms around you and took you to be with
He whispered, Come to me dear son and Ill take away
the pain
Your golden heart stopped beating your gentle hands at '
God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the
We wish God could have spared you, at least a few more
Our lives go on without you and nothing is the same
For we hide the heartache when someone speaks your name A w a y s
Sad are the hearts that love you. silent are the tears thai ,t t remembered
Living our lives without ou, is the hardest part of all and forever
You did so many things for us, your heart was kind and true loved by his .
And whenever we had needed someone .. could have mom, dad
always count on you s s t e r s
The special years v il not return when we e' ealltogelihe b o t h e rs ,
Bul min Ithe !o'e within ourhearts. you'll r,. .: irh u ioreC r brothers-in-
Dee.~:.Do, '.i L sleepr. r t,n il, law, sisters-in-
Fr, ,;,-m ;,:,,'o anci free from inlaw. nieces and
Still) ouri 1,ri iie3h i shall be cherished nephews
. Till in heaven when we meel again

commotion and ran a brilliant
race to claim his country's
first 1500m Commonwealth
gold medal.
Baddeley had little
sympathy for Mottram, saying
the Australian only had himself
to blame.

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f.omne/wAow Aae me/'

9'/5y '/ eae //Ae'


The children and grandchildren of the late
wish to express our heartfelt [hanks and
profound appreciation to all for their many
expressions of love, kind thoughtfulness during
our time of bereavement.

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n Q~ec'mwt

P-4 MRS. LEILA MANGLANI formerly of Lot 2
S D First Street Bel Air & Leader of Praise
;' and Worship Delierance Temples who.
had departed from this life on March 26.
A rose may lose its blossom
But the fragrance still lingers on
S, Softly the leaves of memory fall
i i Gently we gather and then treasure them all
Years iill fl), tears L ill dry
But precious memories of you will never die
We thought of you yesterday
And each day before that loo
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
\ Now all we ha ve are memories
And y our sweet picture in a frame
S With inhich we 'will never pan.
God has you in His keeping
We have you in our hear
Will always be remembered by her
husband Pas. Kishin Manglani, children
Ajay. Sunil & Sabita, in-laws Pravie &
Eddie, grand children Emmanuel &
Athaliah, members & friends of Praise &

In MermoAriianm
memory of a dear husband and
father who physically left us on
March 26,1994.
Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to breakbutallin vain
Tohave, toloveandthentopart
Who shall saythe grief is lessened
Though the smile may hide the tears
Memories keep the wound still open
Despite the passing ofthe years .
Foreverin ourhearts
Remembered with love by your
dear wife, daughter, granddaughters
and son-in-law.

- a


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"Anyone can take the
lead and if someone goes
down for not taking (the
lead) then basically it's
their fault. The only
person (Mottram) can
blame is himself," the
Englishman said.

28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 26, 2006


Shapoorji Pallonji 20/20 cricket...

Young Warriors, Albion

lead Berbice points table

By Vemen Walter

YOUNG Warriors and Albion
Community Centre climbed
to the top of Berbice zone of
the inaugural Shapoorji
Pallonji 20/20 National first
division cricket competition
after the second round
matches, Friday.
Both teams chalked up their

second consecutive victory in as
many matches, moving to a
maximum four points with
Young Warriors handing Police
their second straight defeat in
the competition and Albion giv-
ing Blairmont Community Cen-
tre their first taste of defeat.
Scotsburg United, West
Berbice and Rose Hall Commu-
nity Centre all recorded their


Young Warriors 2 4
Albion 2 4
Rose Hall Town Courts 2 3
Bermine 2 2
West Berbice 2 2
Port Mourant 2 2
Scotsburg United 2 2
Rose Hall Community Centre 2 2
Blairmont 2 2
Skeldon 2 1
Police 2 0
Kildonan 2 0

first wins while Rose Hall Town
Courts and Skeldon Community
Centre had to settle for one
point each after rain forced an
abandonment in their match at
the Skeldon Community Centre
Half-centuries from Farook
Hussain, Sewnarine
Chattergoon, Reiaz Kassim and
Mankarran Singh highlighted the
round, while in the bowling de-
partment there was a five-
wicket haul for off-spinner
Salim Satar.
Other good bowling perfor-
mances came from Young War-
riors leg-spinner Anil Solomon
and off-spinner Jameel Blair of
Rose Hall Community Centre,
both claiming four-wicket hauls.
Opening batsman Hussain
stroked a fluent unbeaten 58, a
knock that included six fours
and three sixes to follow his
half-century made against Rose
Hall Community Centre in the
opening round as Young War-
riors cantered to a nine-wicket


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triumph over the lawmen.
Hussain and West Indies
Under-19 opener Richard
Ramdeen featured in a first-
wicket stand of 86 that
materialised in just 8.2 overs.
Ramdeen made 45, decorated
with six fours and two sixes.
West Indies 'A' team opener
Chattergoon cracked a stroked-
filled 53 (five fours and one
six), enabling Albion to over-
power Blairmont by 15 runs.
Bermine's wicketkeeper/
batsman Kassim lashed an at-
tractive 56 (six fours and one
six) but like Kildonan Singh's
well-compiled 54, their scores
were not enough to stop West
Berbice and Rose Hall Commu-
nity Centre from a nine-run and
four-wicket wins respectively.
West Berbice were indebted
to some clever bowling from
Satar who had figures of five for
27 from 4 overs while Blair's
four for 19 also from four overs
ensured Rose Hall Community
Centre had the better of their
Michael Saul of
Scotsburg United missed out
on a half-century, making 49
not out as the team enjoyed
their first victory in Berbice
first division cricket by upset-
ting Port Mourant by 7 wick-

FIFA happy

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impressed by the profes-
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of Beijing organizers after
a three-day visit to China
to check on preparations
for the 2008 Olympics.
Men's and women's
football tournaments will
take place in seven stadiums
across China at the Games,
although the delegation only
visited the three in Beijing,
including the site of the Na-
tional Stadium which is still
under construction.
"I have no doubt whatso-
ever that the Olympic foot-
ball tournaments inin a will
be played in perfect condi-
tions," delegation head and
FIFA vice-president Issa
Hayatou said in a statement
released at the end of the visit
Hayatou also met Liu
Jingmin, the deputy mayor
of Beijing and the executive
vice-president of the Beijing
Organising Committee for the
Olympic Games (BOCOG).
"Our colleagues and
friends at BOCOG are very
keen to meet FIFA's require-
ments and I am thankful to
them forthat," Hayatou added.
China is hosting the
women's World Cup next
--ear but Hayatou told lo-
cal media that they faced
a long:-" wait for the men's

By Ravendra Madholall

NATIONAL opening batsman
Steven Jacobs blasted an-
other fine half-century to
propel Malteenoes Sports
Club (MSC) to a comfortable
46-run victory against
Gandhi Youth Organisation
(GYO) at the Malteenoes
ground on Thomas Lands, in
the second round of the
Shapoorji Pallonji national
20/20 first division Demerara
zone cricket competition, on
The right-handed Jacobs,
later named man-of-the-match,
hit eight fours and five sixes in
his entertaining 88 while Orin
Forde chipped in with 24 in
their team's total of 159 for nine
from 20 overs as right-arm leg-
spinner Carl Bowen snapped
up four for 35 from his four
overs and Azumeedin Khan two
for 40 bowling for GYO, who
in reply were all out for 113 in
19 overs with Daniel
Harricharran making 25 (two
Bowling for Malteenoes,
Jacobs grabbed three wickets for
15 runs.
At Transport Sports Club
(TSC), the hosts suffered an
eight-wicket defeat by GNIC,
after winning the toss and de-
ciding to take first strike. They
could muster only 86 from 19
overs with skipper Shawn
Massiah making 20 (one four)
and Rodwin Clarke assisting
with 15 (one four).
Pacer Mervin Fitzalbert, the
man-of-the-match, grabbed four
wickets while conceding just 19
runs from his allotted overs.
Clive Butts supported with
three for 14 bowling for GNIC,
who in reply knocked off the
runs in the 13th over with
Alistair Ifill making 35 (three
fours) and Mahase Rajmangal
unbeaten on 34 (three fours, one
At the Demerara Cricket
Club (DCC) ground in
Queenstown, the home team
were severely thrashed by arch-
rival Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC) who secured an em-
phatic 110-run victory.
After winning the toss,
GCC set up a challenging 175
for six off their 20 overs with
Azeemul Haniff leading the way
with 40 (three fours, one six)
while other c;nributions came
from Leon Jr'!- .on (three sixes,
one four), Wa\im Haslim 29
(two sixes) ar! "'.eil McGarrell
25* (two four,
Off-spinner Gavin Nedd
took two wicFets, while one
apiece came .rom Dennis
Suires .'i '.-'n George deliv-
crinc for '' vo in reply
we .re m. ,. .r 65 in the
i .i i *. rsaud

managing 13 (two fours).
Medium pacer and man-of-
the-match Paul Bevaun, in a
splendid spell of bowling,
snatched five for 18 from his
four overs while Ravi Sarwan
took three for 21 (four overs)
and Ricardo Jadunauth two for
17 (3.5) bowling for the win-
At the Lusignan Commu-
nity Centre ground on the East
Coast of Demerara, the home
boys easily beat the West Coast
boys (Uitvlugt) by seven wick-
Uitvlugt took first strike
and were all out for a pathetic
89 from 19.4 overs with Bisram
Thomas hitting 39 (three fours,
one six) and skipper Avinash
Shardananda with 23 (two
Guyanand Ramcharran
(man-of-the-match) took five
for 22 from his four overs while
left-arm orthodox spinner
Surujpaul Deosarran captured
two for 11, bowling for the
home team.
When the winners batted
they lost three wickets in their
16 overs. Krishna Deosarran
scored 41 (eight fours) and
Harrinarine Hira chipped in
with 25.
Home side Cornelia Ida (CI)
on the West Coast of Demerara
upset Everest. The visitors bat-
ted first and were scuttled out
for 93 in 16 overs after chasing
a challenging 145 made by Cl.
In CI innings man-of-the-
match Munishwar Balgobin
smashed three sixes and four
fours in 58 while he received
support from Seenauth
Bissessar (20).
Off-spinner Zaheer
Mohamed took three wickets
for 19 while Troy Gonsalves
supported with three for 24
from his four overs.
And in Everest's innings
Raakesh Gobardhan made 25 as
Julius Williams and Dudnauth
Dhanraj grabbed three wickets
At Eve Leary, Police
reached 189 for five and then
bowled out Diamond for 114.
Ronald Rodrigues hit a top
score of 61 (two fours and three
sixes), Rawle Brown 41 (four
fours, one six), man-of-the-
match Ashford Ifill chipped in
with 33 not out and Wendel
George 22 (two sixes, one four).
Off-spinner Zaheer
Saffie snuffed out two wick-
ets for 41 runs from his four
overs bowling for Diamond
who were bowled out in the
final over after Saffie re-
turned with the bat to score
40 (four fours). Chandrika
S':ivpersaud took three for
r: and left-arm spinner
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Gasol hits 36...


six strain

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) The Knicks made 21 turn- to lead the Knicks,
Pau Gasol scored 36 points overs that led to 30 points by just two three-poir
as the Memphis Grizzlies the Grizzlies, statistics that just game.
won their sixth straight game are not acceptable, according to Steve Francis
by beating the struggling Brown. points and seven as
New York Knicks 91-75 in "At halftime I think out of Knicks, while David
National Basketball Associa- 47 points, 27 of them came out rebounds along wit
tion play at Madison Square of either turnovers or second points.
Garden on Friday. shots," Brown told reporters. "I In Philadelphi
Mike Miller added 15 think that's been the case all Howard scored 15
points for the Grizzlies who year." had 19 rebounds as
equalled their season-best win- New York slipped to 19-49 Magic beat the 76er
ning streak. with the loss, leaving the Knicks Jameer Nelson
Memphis moved into a fifth with the second worst record in points and Carlos A
place tie with the Los Angeles the NBA, behind only the Char- 16 for the Magic.
Clippers in the Western Confer- lotte Hornets. Chris Webber
ence standings. Lorenzen Wright chipped in points and had 15 re
The Grizzlies were never with 12 points and had nine re- Allen Iverson adde
threatened after the second quar- bounds for the Grizzlies, who and had 10 assi,
ter, playing a strong defensive held the Knicks to 38 percent 76ers.
game to hold the inept Knicks shooting from the field. In Indianapoli
at bay. Memphis led 47-31 at "We did a good job forcing Hamilton scored 1
the half and carried a 70-48 lead turnovers," Memphis coach the Detroit Pistons
into the fourth. Mike Fratello told reporters. diana Pacers 75-72.
New York were once again Tayshaun Princ
hurt by turnovers, a problem HAULEDDOWN nio McDyess both
that has plagued coach Larry Eddy Curry had 19 points points for the Pisto
Brown's team all year. and hauled down 10 rebounds David Harrisol



who made
iters in the

added 11
sists for the
SLee had 10
h his seven

ia, Dwight
points and
the Orlando
s 102-86.
n scored 19
rroyo added

scored 23
bounds and
ed 17 points
sts for the

is, Richard
5 points as
beat the In-

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h scored 11
n scored 14

Nadal and Henin-Hardenne

tumble out in Miami

MIAMI, Fla., (Reuters) -
Spain's Rafael Nadal and
Justine Henin-Hardenne of
Belgium were sent packing
from the Nasdaq-100 Open on
Carlos Moya won the
'battle of Mallorca', defeating
world number two Nadal 2-6, 6-
1, 6-1 in the second round of
the men's event.
In the women's competi-
tion, third seed Henin-Hardenne
lost 7-5, 6-4 to American
Meghann Shaughnessy.
The 29-year-old Moya gave
a masterful display against
French Open champion Nadal,
who was beaten by Roger
Federer in last year's Nasdaq fi-
Nadal saved two match

points against his fellow Span-
iard before losing his serve for
the fifth time to send Moya
The 19-year-old Nadal was
playing in his fourth tournament
since recovering from an ankle
Six-time champion Andre
Agassi withdrew with a chronic
back injury before his opening
match against Belgium's
Christophe Rochus.
"It's been the same story
for a little while," the 35-year-
old American told reporters.
"There are a couple of good
days followed by a series of dif-
ficult ones. It has been frustrat-
ing and exhausting, this whole
process of trying to push my-
self through just a few events

this year."
Two men's seeds advanced
to the third round, number five
Nikolay Davydenko of Russia
defeating American Mardy Fish
6-4, 7-5 and number six Ivan
Ljubicic of Croatia overcoming
Czech Robin Vik 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.
Henin-Hardenne, who had
won all three previous matches
against Shaughnessy, suffered
only her third defeat of the sea-
"She played really well and
I wasn't at my best," said the
"I lacked a little bit of con-
fidence, I played more neutral
rather than going for the win-
ners. It's not easy to lose that
way and not easy to accept but
that's the way it is."
Henin-Hardenne, the Aus-
tralian Open runner-up, had her
serve broken seven times and
committed 27 unforced errors
against Shaughnessy, who next
plays Sofia Arvidsson of Swe-
World number one Amelie
Mauresmo needed only 44 min-
utes to power past Australian
Samantha Stosur 6-0, 6-0.
The Frenchwoman was in
imperious form and faced only
one break point.
There were also victories for
fifth-seeded Russian Nadia
Petrova, 2004 U.S. Open cham-
pion Svetlana Kuznetsova and
13th-seeded Slovak Daniela
Former world number
one and 2000 champion
Martina Hingis comfortably
beat China's Tiantian Sun 6-
3, 6-2, the Swiss player's
comeback after a three-year
layoff gaining pace.

points and Stephen Jackson
added 13 points for the Pacers.
In Toronto, Morris
Peterson scored 21 points as the
Raptors beat the Minnesota
Timberwolves 97-77.
Chris Bosh scored 17 points
and had 15 rebounds and Mike
James added 18 points for the
Kevin Garnett scored 15
points and had 12 rebounds and
Mark Blount added 13 points
for the Timberwolves.
In Cleveland, LeBron James
scored 36 points as the Cava-
liers beat the Boston Celtics 94-
In Miami, Dwyane Wade
scored 24 points as the Heat
beat the Charlotte Bobcats

GAME-high: Memphis Grizzlies Pau Gasol, centre, of Spain,
shoots against New York Knicks' Jalen Rose, right, and
Eddy Curry during the first quarter in NBA action at Madi-
son Square Garden in New York. (Photo: Yahoo Sports)



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Linden Town Day sports ...

Three-a-side football

to kick off programme
NEARLY 50 football teams have entered the 3-a-side foot-
ball competition to kick off the Linden Town Week sports
programme from today at Block 131 in the Wismar Hous-
ing Scheme area in Linden.
A number of sports events have been included to mark the
celebration of Linden's 36th anniversary, organised this year by
the Kashif & Shanghai Organisation, Hits and Jams and the Lin-
den Fund USA, in collaboration with the Linden Town Council.
Coordinator of the Planning Secretariat Collin Aaron re-
ported that the sports programme was being finalised.
A press briefing is scheduled for this morning at 10:00 h in
the Macaw Training Room of the Region 10 Business Centre.
The 3-a-side tournament was launched at the same venue
last week. Matches kick-off at 13:00 h.
All football clubs and several street teams in Linden
are down to participate in what promises to be a very ex-
citing competition with a first prize of $40 000, second $20
000, third $10 000 and fourth $5 000.

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Lara finds form again...



Zealand (Reuters) Brian
Lara rediscovered some form
with a careful 28 not out to
help West Indies reach 95 for
one at the close on the first
day of the third Test against
New Zealand in Napier, yes-
Overnight rain and a wet
McLean Park outfield had de-
layed the start of play until
0300 GMT, and after the early
loss of Chris Gayle, Lara and
Daren Ganga combined in a 58-
run unbroken partnership before
the fading light forced the play-
ers from the field at 0510.
Play was eventually called
off at about 0530 with Lara,
who had scored just seven runs
in four innings in the series, on
28 with Ganga on 31.

By Joe Chapman
NEXT Level Entertainment
nationwide club champions
Kashif & Shanghai Kings
crushed Scheme Unit, 101-69,
their seventh win, as second
round action of the Banks
Mini Malta division one bas-
ketball competition contin-
ued at the Mackenzie Sports
Club hard court, Friday
The other game between
Victory Valley Royals and U-
mobile Jets was not played due
to a downpour of rain.

Gayle had provided West
Indies with a breezy start,
stroking five boundaries in his

In dismantling Scheme Unit,
K & S Kings are on course to
capture this tournament, seek-
ing to avenge their loss to U-
mobile Jets in the final of the
2005 U-mobile-sponsored divi-
sion one knockout tournament
completed earlier this year.
This time the K & S Kings
had five players in double fig-
ures with guard Steve Neils (Jr)
nailing down six from the arc in
a game-high 30 points. Forward
Hugh Wade waded in with 19,
guard Marvin Hartman 18, in-
cluding four from three-point
territory, forward Jondel Singh


s make


27-ball 30, before he fell into a
trap set by Fleming.
The New Zealand captain
bought in a short cover after
Gayle had scored a few runs
through the area with aerial
shots, only for his next attempt
from a short Chris Martin de-
livery to be easily snapped up
by Peter Fulton for 30.
Lara, who became the high-
est run-scorer in Test cricket in
Australia last November, in
what is bound to be his last
Test match in New Zealand, ner-
vously flicked the first ball he
received from nemesis Shane
Bond to fine leg where it
dropped just short of Martin.
Bond had dismissed Lara
twice this series, both from the
first ball the Trinidadian faced
from the fast bowler.

14 and swing-man Nolan
Johnson 10.
Scheme Unit's forward
Trevor Profitt was their best
player with 20 points and
Mark Semple had 14, the only
two players in double figures.
They completed their eighth
game to lie ahead of Victory
Valley Royals in the cellar
Kings won their previous
six games in the six-team tour-
nament, then registered a 60-55
beating of Wismar Pistons last
Wednesday in the second
round. Johnson was the man

Lara also survived a confi-
dent lbw appeal from Nathan
Astle before the tea break. In
the 20 minutes after tea, Lara
began to look more assured,
though the light forced the end
of the day's play early.
New Zealand have
wrapped up the series after a
27-run victory in the first Test
in Auckland and a 10-wicket
win in Wellington.

WEST INDIES 1st innings
C. Gayle c Fulton b Martin 30
D. Ganga not out 31
B. Lara not out 28
Extras: (lb-2, nb-4) 6
Total: (for 1 wicket, 27.2 overs) 95
Fall of wicket: 1-37.
Bowling: S. Bond 9-0-40-0 (nb-3), J.
Franklin 8-1-25-0 (nb-1), C. Martin 4-
1-18-1, N. Astle 6.2-2-10-0.

with the hot hand in that game,
getting 21 points with centre
Timothy Alonzo adding 10.
No one from the Pistons
reached double figures.
Kings have 21 points from
seven matches, U-mobile Jets
are second with 18 points from
eight, Bulls 16 after eight,
Wismar Pistons 13 after seven,
Unit 10 from eight and Royals
nine from six.
Tonight, Kings will again
be in action, this time against
Half Mile Bulls at 18:30 h
and at 20:00 h Royals are up
against Wismar Pistons.

Kallis, de

Villiers stand

firm for

South Africa

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) Jacques Kallis and AB
de Villiers shared a defiant century stand to boost South
Africa on the second day of
the second Test against
Australia in Durban, yes- -
South Africa were 140
for tlo in reply io
Australia's first innings of
369 when bad light ended
play 8.4 osers early.
Kallis was 72 not out
with de Villiers on 48 in a
stand of 130 for the unbro-
ken third wickei. .. .
They started their part-. Z
nership after South Africa
had slumped to 10 for two JACQUS
in the fourth over. JACQUES KALUS
Michael Hussey, who was last man out for 75, shared stands
of 56 with Shane Warne for the eighth wicket and 42 with Stuart
Clark for Australia's 10th wicket.
Fast bowlers Makhaya Ntini and Andre Nel took three
wickets each for South Africa.

AUSTRALIA 1st innings (o/n 228-5)
J. Langer c Boucher b Kallis 35
M. Hayden c de Villiers b Ntini 0
R. Ponting c Gibbs b Boje 103
D. Martyn c Kallis b Ntini 57
M. Hussey Ibw b Kallis 75
B. Lee c Boucher b Ntini 0
A. Symonds lbw b Nel 13
A. Gilchrist c Boucher b Nel 2
S. Warne c de Villiers b Pollock 36
M. Kasprowicz c de Villiers b Nel 7
S. Clark not out 13
Extras: (b-9, Ib-10, nb-7, w-2) 28
Total: (all out, 127.1 overs) 369
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-97, 3-198, 4-
Bowling: S. Pollock 32-11-73-1 (nb-

7, w-1), M. Ntini 24-4-81-3, A. Nel31-
8-83-3 (w-1), J. Kallis 21.1-8-52-2, N.
Boje 19-1-61-1.
SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings
G. Smith c Langer b Lee 0
A. de Villiers not out 48
H. Gibbs b Kasprowicz 9
J. Kallis not out 72
Extras: (Ib-1, nb-10) 11
Total: (for 2 wickets,
39.2 overs) 140
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-10.
Bowling: B. Lee 9-1-50-1 (nb-5), M.
Kasprowicz 7-0-29-1 (nb-3), S.
Warne 12-0-42-0, A. Symonds 10-2-
16-0 (nb-2), M. Hussey 1-0-2-0, S.
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City football clubs get

development money

... Can seek government's help for education
CITY footballers can now seek government's help for education, their clubs having received half a million dollars each.
President Bharrat Jagdeo fulfilled his pledge to clubs affiliated to the Georgetown Football League (GFL'. handing over the cheques
at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground. Friday evening.
Some $21million will go to 42 clubs across the country for their development.
The president gave the footballers the green liiht to approach the go ernment. i r necessary, for help with their education.
"It's not just the support directly to the club. hut I am willing to support 3ou% uih sour educational needs." the president said.
President Jagdeo pointed out that not all of them could make a career out of the sport, thus the government would help
the CSEC (formally CXC) level or at the University of Guyana level.
"Get in touch with us (the government) because we are prepared to assist." the Head of State declared.
President Jagdeo charged the club to put the money to good use, and promised that government would continue to support the
sport once they kept their houses in order and continued to place competitive foothb'1
He said the government had spent a lot of money in boxing. but no\i the focu-s %%a on other sport; and football %\\a one of then
GFL president Odinga Lumumba told the president that since the net executive took o\er the\ were trying to take toothall to
another level.
Clubs benefiting from the contribution are Alpha United, Beacon, Black Pearl, Camptown. Flamingo. Frula Conquerors.
GDF, GFC. Northern Rangers. Pele, Police, Santos. Thomas United, University of Guyana. Up Rising and Western Tigers.
(Faizool Deo)

irrat Jagdeo hands over a cheque of $500 000 to Flamingo captain Sham Porter.

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North beat South in

special encounter
NORTH ,Georgetown its way around the goalie to despite having a defender on his
dropped their : South send North one-up. tail, he managed to make a pass
counterparts 2-0 at the In the second half, the South to Grimes at the mouth of the
Georgetown Football Club players began attacking in goal who finished with a
(GFC) ground, Bourda, in a numbers leaving their defence in headshot.
special football.,game in a weak state as they looked for The closest that South
honour of President Bharrat the equaliser. got to scoring in the
Jagdeo, Friday night. The North side capitalised .remainder of the game was a
The match was arranged as on this and in a breakaway shot from Mannings that
President Jagdeo delivered $8 sealed the game. Solomon Austin missed the goalpost by
million to the 16 clubs affiliated brought the ball up-field and centimetres. (Faizool. Deo)
to the Georgetown Football
League. ParikaSalem
The goals were. scored by Parika-Salem edge
Troy Prescott in, the 28th
minute and Sherwin Grimes in ut Vergenoegen
the 53rd.
Grimes made his first
attempt to goal in about 10 PARIKA-Salem Sports Club edged out Vergenoegen by an
minutes of play, shooting from exciting one-run victory in the first round of the East Bank
outside the box but was off Essequibo zone of the National Shapoorji Pallonji 20/20 cricket
target. S competition at the Vergenoegen cricket ground, Saturday last
The South team replied week.
with defender Sheik Kamal Parika-Salem won the toss and decided to bat first, making 105 all out
carrying the ball nicelyup field in 18 overs with Insaan AUie hitting an 11-ball 29 while Maurice Benjamin
to find Konata Mannings and supported with 26 and extras contributed a valuable 17.
Jerome Richardson on the attack Michael Ciobcrdhan grabbed three wickets conceding just six runs
but no goal materialised. from his twso (.\vrs bowling for Vergenoegen, who in reply were all
It was Prescott's attack that out 'for 104 in the penultimate over with Dennis Frank (14) a:nd
penetrated. collecting a pass Goberdhan (13: being the principal scorers for the losers.
about ten metres from the goal Samruel Dif amp. Ryan Hercules. Mark Blraithiaite and
iind blasted a shot which curved Ucil Amstronp had two wickets each for Parika-Salem.
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Accra is year's

fastest man

By Faizool Deo

POLICE athlete Godis Accra
clocked the fastest time for
the year in the 100 metres,
finishing in 10.5 seconds at
the Camp Ayanganna ground,
yesterday, while competing in
the Athletics Association of
Guyana (AAG) Inter-Guiana
Games trials.
Representing Kuru Kuru
Co-op College. Accra shaved off
three seconds from his 100
metres run at the AAG National
Youth and Junior two-day
championships at the Enmore
ground earlier this month and
set up an intriguing battle with
Rawle Green today at the Police
Sports Club ground in the
President's Invitational meet.
Green clocked 10.6 seconds
at the AAG senior trials also at
the Enmore ground earlier this
Business School's Kevin
Haynes clocked 10.8 seconds to
take the second slot, while
Shane Liverpool from South
Ruimveldi Secondary finished
in 10.9 seconds.
Accra also won the 200
metres, clocking 22.2 seconds
with Haynes again in second
place with a time of 22.9, and
fellow Business School student
Quacy Trotman finished third in
On the distaff side, St
Joseph High's Leota Bobb
won both the 100 and 200
metres. There was no official
timing for the 100 while she
clocked 25.8 seconds in the
In the 100 metres. Soesdyke
Community High student,
Olana Grant. finished second
with schoolmate Can-my
Canterbury third. In tiie 200
metres. Monica Rob-rts of
Bygeval. Multilateral clocked 26
seconds flat to finish sc1c.,nd
and Chriqt Church's Mer'cdes
Forde finished third in 27. .

Roberts was also victorious
in the Girls' 400 metres with a
time of 1:03.4 minutes while
Oslyn Collins of Covent
Garden Secondary finished
second in 1:06.8 with Kentesha
Fanfair of North Georgetown
Secondary third in 1:07.1.
The 400 metres Boys
champion was Afeez Samad of
North Georgetown in 52.9
seconds, while St Joseph's
Phillip Drayton finished second
in 53.4 seconds.
Drayton copped the 800m
in a time of 2:11.1 minutes and
Kevin Grimmond of President's
College finished second in
In the Girls' 800 m final St
Winefride's Carlisa Atkinson
clocked 2:35.7 minutes and
Belladrum Secondary Arneta
Saul finished a distant second in
2:43.0 seconds.
In other results. Alika
Morgan of Tutorial High
School won the 1500m in
5:10.9 minutes ahead of
Atkinson who clocked 5:29.6.
Dennis Horatio of South
Ruimveldt School emerged
the Boys' 1500m champ,
clocking 4:34.7 minutes,
Morgan claimed her
second victory in the Girls'
3 000m final, clocking
11:43.4 minutes.
Linden Technical Institute
(LTI) Leonard Chapman won
the 5 000m in 17:44.2 with
Horatio second in 17:46.4.
In the field events, Stacy
Wilson of Alleyne High emerged
victorious in the Javelin (31.84
metres) and Shot Put (8.05
metres) events, while Shenelly
Bowen threw a winning 22.19
metres in the Discus.
LTI's Ronald Payne
finished first in both the
Discus (32.48 metres) and the
Shot Put (11.29 metres).
Curtis Gravesande of
Mackenzie High won the
Boys' Javelin (39.27 metres).

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Powell strikes second gold ...

Jamaica sweep sprint medals to match 1984 record

.. Relay iinx bugs Enoland aoain

By Julian Linden

MELBOURNE, Australia
(Reuters) World 100 metres
record holder Asafa Powell
.collected his second gold
medal as the Jamaicans
cleaned up the sprint relays,
to go with their men's and

women's 100, 200 and sprint
hurdles gold medals.
Jamaica are the first nation
to win all the sprint medals at
a major championships since a
Carl Lewis-inspired U.S. team
at the 1984 Los Angeles
England's best day at the

Melbourne Commonwealth
Games ended in tears when
their relay jinx returned to deny
gold for the 4x400 women's
A controversial evening at
the MCG also brought
heartbreak for Australia's 1500
metres gold medal hope Craig

Mottram who tripped and fell
during the race to scupper his
England's women crossed
the line first ahead of
Australia but the host nation
were promoted to the gold
after Tamsyn Lewis lodged a
protest against Natasha
Danvers Smith for starting in
her position at the second

"As far as I'm concerned
England are the
Commonwealth Games 4x400
champions. That's it!" fumed
Danvers Smith.
But Lewis had little
sympathy for her English rivals.
"Rules are rules and I'm happy
with the gold," she said.
Despite the disappointment

for Mottram and the English
relay team, both Australia and
England had many other]
reasons to celebrate.
Australia equalled the
record for the most medals
won at a single Games
with one day still
remaining. They have 207

Please turn to page 27

USA-based Megan Farrow improved her fifth
placing in lm Springboard diving in the
Commonwealth Games, to fourth in the 3m
Springboard diving in Melbourne, yesterday.
Representing Guyana for the first time, Farrow scored 610.15
points to place in the top four.
Canadian Blythe Hartley took the gold with 690.05 points,
while Australians took the silver and bronze.
Chantelle Newbery got the silver with 681.30 points and
Kathryn Blackshaw the bronze with 629.00.
Cyclists Jude Bently and Warren McKay will ride in the
Men's road race, today, among some 136 competitors.

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Conquerors seek third Mayor's Cup

TWO-TIME former
champions Fruta
Conquerors clash with
Western Tigers for $500 000
and the Mayor's Cup, this
evening, at the Georgetown
Football Club (GFC)
ground, Bourda.
In the third place play-off,
Alpha United take on Pele.

Delon Williams and
Vernon Mills will .lead
Conquerors' strike, bolstered
by midfielders Lester Peters
and Chavez Hescott. Captain
Neville Stanton and Lennox
Charles will marshal the
defence, while Leon Bailey
will be performing duties
between the uprights.

The Tigers' challenge will
have upfront Stellon David and
Edmonson Gomes, ably assisted
by midfielders Eron Hayde and
Ryan Thomas. In defence there
will be Dillon Fraser and
Shermon David, while the
goalkeeper will be Rolex Scott.
The second-place finisher in
the competition will receive

$200 000, third place $100
000, and fourth $50 000,
compliments of King'
Solomon Enterprise, Guyana
Beverages Company and
MACORP respectively.
The championship
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Some basic tips

to help you get

it right

Sherry Bollers-Dixon
MY MOTTO is "make the cosmetics work for you
and keep it simple". Make-up and the art of make-
up are subjects that are greatly over-complicated:
even the professional can get confused by the
conflicting advice and information, and the
overwhelming choice of cosmetics. So I can
uAiderstand why still in 2006 some of you find it hard
to get it right. This confusion isn't necessary so let's
:start with four basic problem areas.

'Foundation: First, understand its
purposes. It's to even out the natu-
.ial :kin tone to give a smooth har-
monious effect. It can also be used
to achieve a subtle change in skin
:.olour. Foundation is, as well, the
best natural concealer for blemishes
Sand general skin problems if ap-
plied properly. When selecting
,foundation, think only in terms of
light; medium and dark. If you choose from a vast range of colours,
you are almost sure to go wrong. Just consider that a good profes-
sion needs no more than the basic shades.
:Tip: To select a foundation shade, use your
forehead as a match rather than the back of your'
hand, In black skins, this is a problem area
'because of the different colouration of our skin.'
Sometimes the forehead can be lighter than the
cheeks. But it is, after, all, the skin. tone of your
whole face you are planning to harmonise and
colout; not your hand.

Tip: To change skin colour select your shade very
'carefully as it needs to be taken on the neck for


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a 'total' look. Good blending is particularly
important and special attention should be given
to the area under the chin. My tip is to mix half
foundation with. half moisturiser to get that dewy

Myth: The darker the skin tone,
the harder to wear bright
colours. Wrong. The bolder and
brighter the colour, the better. In
fact bold colours look absolutely
fab on darker skin.
Because the formulation of both Liquid and Cream Foundation
is similar, the decision about which one to use should have nothing
to do with the person's skin type. Liquid is finer, see-through tex-
ture that easily achieves a natural look; Cream or cream-to-powder
is a heavier consistency (roughly double the thickness of liquid)
and provides more cover on the skin. Some people have a strong
preference for one or the other texture, and some skins naturally
suit liquid or cream. You can make your preferred foundation do
exactly the job you want it to'do. Two layers of liquid can provide
an excellent smooth cover for problem skin or a heavier night-time
look; and a sensitive blending of cream foundation can provide a
beautiful, natural day look. The motto is, 'make the cosmetics work
for you.'
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I am sure you all know by now
that lipsticks are available in pots,
pencilfand stick form. Perhaps be-
cause.ofthe great! anetr to choose
from, many mistakes are made in '
selecting lipstick colours. The
guidelines, ho\%e% er. are suraightfor-
\\ard. In order to accentuate \our
lips in a more defined way, use a
fine lip pencil to outline the bow
of the top lip and' then blend with.
a lip brush to soften. For a strong
contrast or correcung of lip shape.
outline the. whole of your mouth
before you apply the lipstick.

Tip: Soft, glossy lip .colours bleed more easily
than harder wax ones. Don't take clear gloss


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right to the edges of your mouth;
lipstick to run.

it may cause

Tip: To stop lip colour bleeding, use lip pencil
over the entire mouth as a lipstick, and then add
gloss in the middle of the lips.

Bushy eyebrows are definitely out. I
don't care if you wax, thread or pluck
them just don't leave them bushy
like Basil Brush. -
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Creme eyeshadow are now very
popular because they have staying
power and are easy to apply. I love
them because they have a soft
smooth look and come in a myriad
of shades and colours. For extra
sparkle, use eye enhancers which
come in form of loose powder and
can be applied over the shadows.
Myth: The darker the skin
tone, the harder to wear bright -
colours. Wrong. The bolder and
brighter the colour, the better. In
fact, bold colours look absolutely
fab on darker skin, but don't use a
strong lipstick with this look. Just a wash of colour in your lipgloss.
will do. Make sure you blend, blend, blend.

Tip: To apply and shape shadows, you need
a good blending brush and a sponge tipped
applicator. The sponge tipped applicator
gives a stronger density of colour, makes it
stay on longer and holds the powder more
efficiently than a brush. This is important if
you are using dark colours as it avoids
unnecessary spillage. First brush a white or
light eyeshadow around the inner corner of
the eye to brighten. Apply colour on the lid
and lash line. Blend until you can't tell where'
one colour starts and the other stops. Use a
large shadow brush because they blend
Always use mascara to finish the look, otherwise you can look
like your eyelashes have fallen out and make sure your eyebrows.
are brushed and shaped. Bushy eyebrows are definitely out. I don't
care if you wax, thread or pluck them -just don't lave them bushy
like Basil Brush.

Blushers are the most flatter-
ing cosmetic no matter what your
age group. It'adds definition to a
face and gives skin a warm health
glow. The trick is that you just
use a light touch or a heavy touch
on our over the cheekbones. Un-
fortunately blushers are easily
abused and can do more harm than

Tip: Keep it soft so that you don't see a streak of
colour just a warm flush of colour Add a small
amount of glimmer/shimmer to the cheek bones,
above the main blusher to help accentuate the
blusher colour .


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I am a 33-year-old man, never married, no kids. I've never had
a girlfriend in my whole life, but my parents want me to get
married. They've even offered me girls, but I'm not interested.
I am scared to get into a relationship. I feel issues will come
into play which will distract me from my work and keep me
from doing my best.
I must be married to my job because it is demanding, gives me
support, and is my purpose in life. Relationships only cause anger,
discord, and constant fighting. The good times cannot possibly make
up for that. Only a good, secure job can provide me with happi-
ness and security, unlike any woman.
If a marriage does not work out, it would be much like a life
sentence with no possibility of parole. If I wanted a divorce, my
parents will come on me hard and stress all marriages must last
forever. At least I can change jobs if the job does not fit me. I would
not have the same flexibility if I married a girl who later becomes

Hard Time

the most unsuitable panner!
My relationship with my parents is very strained, and it is det-
rimental to my happiness and self-esteem. They feel I am abusing
them. There must be some point when life can become my own. Is
it wrong to not want to get married? How can I convince my par-
ents it is wrong to talk me into marriage?
Sanjay, where did you get the idea marriage is hell on earth?
From your parents. Why is your relationship with them strained?
Because their life together has been a battlefield, and you are reject-
ing their model.
That's the problem when badly married people stay together.
They show their children this is what you seek, this is what you
get, this is all there is. Adult children replicate their home. It takes
a very strong person to break that mold. We salute the child who

Idle Chatter

Was I wrong? A waitress called my husband "dear," and I
responded by saying, "Well, sweetie, what do you want?" I
embarrassed him. I'm sorry I did, but I do not think my
behaviour was out of line.
Agnes, what did the waitress want? A decent tip. That's all
the words 'dear' or 'honey' mean from a food server. You were
merely in a zoo; save the catty behaviour for the jungle.
Someday you may be in the wild kingdom and need to claw
another female. Reserve your feline fury for that day. You've
shown your husband your claws are sharp. Point made. Now
admit you put your paw in your mouth and move on.

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graduates from college even though his parents never did. Why
shouldn't we salute the child who breaks the pattern of his par-
ents' bad marriage?
A recent song by Bon Jovi is called 'Welcome to Wherever You
Are." One line says, "You got to believe that right here, right now,
you're exactly where you're supposed to be." It's time to grab con-
trol of your life. When does your life become your own? When
you have this realization.
What do you tell your parents? As another Bon Jovi song says,
"I can forgive you but I won't relive you." Tell your parents you
don't want what they had. Expect them to deny they have a bad
marriage, but their very denial demonstrates they cannot be truth-
ful with you. Your response must be, 'That is not true as I have
seen and lived your marriage'.
Once free of this burden, you will begin to ease up and live.
Then who knows what is possible. Perhaps you will want to share
your life with another. Perhaps what your parents did is too deeply
instilled, and you will seek a pleasurable life for yourself. Either
way, it will be your own choice.


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Foreign Exchange Market Activities

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday March 17, 2006 Thursday March 23, 2006

Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.00
Bank of Nova Scotia I 90.00o 1-96:00- -2(0.00- -- 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
Banl, Aerage 138.33 151.50 I58.83 167.17

C. Pound Sterling

lank A.lverage 3/6.17 343.00 353.56 364.37

D. Euro
Bank Average 212.50 23./25 245.00. 258.75
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thur.. Mar. 23, 2006
B[dots.' (i.S 91.7b 3 moninihs 4.9(000'o US 7.50%
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SPECIALLY for those who called in to my
live TV programme (on Channel 4 every
other Wednesday at 7.30 am.), I wish to
reiterate some major points I made.
First, let us look at what causes tooth decay, caries, cavi-
ties or rotten teeth. The biggest dental problem we all face is
plaque. What is plaque? Plaque is a soft, sticky, colourless film
on the surface of the teeth, gums and palate which consist of
germs, saliva and food particles. It constantly forms on your
teeth. Plaque combines with the sugar and other starches to form
acids which are mainly produced by the bacteria in your mouth.
These acids are what attack tooth enamel and causing it to erode
until it forms a cavity (tooth decay).
What can you do to avoid tooth decay? You can do the
(a) Brush your teeth by using the Rule of Thoroughness
which says that each tooth should be brushed for one minute
every 24 hours.
(b) Check if you are brushing correctly-by using plaque dis-
closing tablets.
(c) Floss at least once a day
(d) If you can, avoid sticky, sugary foods
(e) Visit your dentist or dental nurse for a regular check up
at least every three months.
In addition, you should eat a balanced diet. In other words,
use plenty of greens, milk, fish or meat.
How would you know if you have cavities? The first thing
that happens when your tooth starts to rot is that it changes
from its normal colour at that particular spot. You may observe
dark streaks on the biting surfaces, or brown to chalky patches
on the smooth surfaces. Instead of being intact, the spot may
be soft or with a hole. Pain may or may not appear at this
What would you do if you think you have cavities? Act
right away before it is too late. See a dentist or dental nurse as

The Dentist Advises

soon as possible. They may be able to fix it temporarily if not
permanently. Perhaps what you believed to be tooth decay may
not be4et the professional confirm.
Plaque also causes tartar or calculus. What is tartar?
Minerals in saliva combined with plaque at the tooth sur-
face and harden into a rough, ugly deposit called tartar.
This is mostly mineral and it provides a rugged surface to
which more plaque can attach, and makes thorough plaque
removal more difficult. Your toothbrush and floss cannot
remove tartar once it has formed. Only by a regular den-
tal prophylaxis (cleaning and polishing) performed by a
trained person with adequate equipment and instruments,
can tartar be properly removed.
Tartar is the major factor that results in people losing the
teeth the world over. How does this happen? It happens be-
cause tartar causes gum disease (also called periodontal disease).
When the hard, infected tartar penetrates beneath the gum, it
destroys the delicate fibres and tissues there. Also, the sup-
porting bone around the neck of the teeth is forced into ab-
sorption due to the constant presence of the germs and their
poisons. The sick gum then swells and produces a spongy tis-
sue filled with blood vessels. These burst with slight pressure
hence the typical "bleeding gums" is evident with the disease.
Because pain is not a usual symptom of gum disease, the
condition is commonly allowed to progress to its worst stage
whereby the tooth totally loses its support in the jaw and has
to be extracted.
The main points to remember are that you must never
wait for pain before acting, and once you allow your per-
manent teeth to be extracted because of neglect, you are
in trouble.

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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.

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Chief Executive Officer

Multi-Stakeholder Forum

Sunday. March 26" 2006
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East Coast Biaboo Pr. Sch at 1 pm.
Demerara Virginia Pr. Sch, at 2 pm
Helena Pr., Mahaicony Sec, & Ann's Grove Pr. at 3 pm
West Coast No. 8 Pr. & Hopetown Pr. at 3 pm.
Bartica Bartica Gardens at 2 pm.
Linden Wisroc Nursery Sch, Linden at 5 pm.
Demerara Inter-active Centre, Santa Artak at 12 noon

Monday, March 27' 2006
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Tuesday. March 28h 2006
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Wilson Theodore Harris b. 1921

by Petamber Persaud

WILSON Harris is the recipient of five honorary doctorates.
In 1968, he obtained an Arts Council Grant, and in 1971, he
was a Commonwealth Fellow in Caribbean Literature at Leeds
University, UK. He held the revered position of writer-in-resi-
dence at many universities around the world including places
like Australia, New York, Texas, Toronto and Cuba. In 1987,
he won the inaugural Guyana Prize for Literature in the fic-
tion category, and in 2002, he was awarded the Guyana Prize
Special Award. In 2003, the University of Warwick staged a con-
ference in honour of Harris.
In 1968, Wilson Harris was a delegate to the National Identity
Conference in Brisbane, and in the same year, he was a delegate to
UNESCO symposium on Caribbean Literature held in Cuba. In
1970, he was part of the Convention of Caribbean Writers and Art-
ists held in Guyana planning for what turned out to be the Carib-
bean Festival of Arts (Carifesta). During that visit to Guyana, he
delivered a number of talks in the Edgar Mittelholzer Memorial Lec-
ture Series. (Both Harris and Mittelholzer were born in New
Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana. Mittelholzer wrote 23 novels. Har-
ris has the same number to his credit and is still writing.)
Harris' short stories appeared first in KYK-OVER-AL as early
as the 1940s. About the same time some were aired on 'Caribbean
Voices'. His stories were anthologised in prominent collections in-
cluding West Indian Stories, West Indian Narrative and Caribbean
Some of his poems were collected in three volumes; 'FETISH'
(1951) 'ETERNITY TO SEASON' (1952), and 'THE WELL AND
THE LAND' (1952).
He has written numerous essays on topics including 'The
Enigma of Values', 'Fossil and Psyche', 'Greatness and Bitterness'
and 'The Making of'a Book'.
Wilson Harris has written and published some twenty three nov-
els since his first, 'PALACE OF THE PEACOCK', appeared in
1960. His most recent novel, 'THE MASK OF THE BEGGAR'
(2003), gives a possible starting point that led Harris on the road
of his remarkable literary achievement.
SWhen Wilson was only eight, he started reading, 'THE ODYS-

SEY', with the help of his mother, Millicent. The Ulysses of that
book became one of the motifs Harris employed in his writing.
Novelist, poet, short fiction writer and essayist, Wilson
Theodore Harris was born on March 24, 1921. He was the eldest
of two children. When he was only two years of age, his father
died and when he was six, his step-father seemed to have deserted
the family. The family, headed by the mother, who was an active
member of Smyth Congregational, made a number of house moves,
twice in East Street and twice in Lime Street, before settling.
Along with chalking up his first read book, young Wilson was
part of an informal literary circle comprising Sheila King and Malcolm
King, discussing mainly Shakespeare, Milton, and Camus.
During his high school days, he was a member of another liter-
ary group, Club 25. This group, limited to twenty five members
only, operated from Progressive High School headed at the time by
Leslie C. Davis. It included the likes of Allan Young, W. G Stoll, E.
0. Q. Potter, Maurice Charles and Jan Carew. One of the club's
events was a debate on the moot, 'Poets and Scoffers', judged by
A. J. Seymour.
Later, when he moved into the world of work, Harris became
part of a number of social and literary groups. One such gathering
was labelled the 'Anira Group' operating out of the home of Mar-
tin Carter's mother. It included Martin and his brother, Keith,
Sydney Singh, and others. That group eventually moved to Carter's
home with additional members like Jan Carew, Slade Hopkinson
and Milton Vishnu Williams.
Harris was also a part of a group that met at the home of Cheddi
Jagan, many attracted to his vast library and his political vision for
Another formal body of which Harris was a member was the
Carnegie Library Discussion Circle. In 1956, when George Lam-
ming visited Guyana to organise public readings, it was Harris who
read Carter's poems because Carter was under house arrest.
So Harris was well grounded in literary matters before his so-
journ in the wilderness of Guyana and was conversant in such mat-
ters during his years as a surveyor, exploring the 'womb of space'.
So much emphasis is being placed on the influence of the jungle on
his work that his steady growth in literature in the 'civilised'
Georgetown environs is overlooked.

Of all those comments, how-
ever, one is quite useful in the read-
ing of Harris. Jan Carew said that
Harris' kind of writing came out of
'someone accustomed to talking to ---J -ilJ
himself in the Guyana bush for
seventeen years'. So persons accustomed to talking to themselves
and thinking aloud would easily get a handle on Harris' seemingly
difficult writings.
It would be useful here to emphasise that Harris attended
Queen's College, one of the top schools at the time.
All (of his city associations) helped to harness the jungle within
covers of books.
When he was 17, he left school to train as a land surveyor, an
occupation he stayed with until he migrated to England in 1959
where he now lives and is still writing.
Wilson Harris is the father of Denise Harris, one of three
Guyanese writers to father a Guyanese woman novelist.
Interview with Sheila King, March 2006, Georgetown,
An Interview with Jan Carew (by Birbalsingh). PASSION
& EXILE by Frank Birbalsingh
Memoir by Wilson Harris. KYK-OVER-AL 49/50
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:


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By George Barclay
IN 1966, policy-holder, Arjune Gopie whose Ford car was 'writ-
ten-off' in an accident at No. 11 Public Road, Corentyne,
Berbice, sought compensation under the policy he holds with
the New India Assurance Company Ltd.
But the Insurance Company, while denying liability to the claim
on the ground that Gopie had breached the terms of his policy, had
agreed to have the matter tested by arbitration.
However, the policy-holder, Arjune, represented by Attorney-
at-Law, Balram Singh Rai, rather than going to arbitration that the
plaintiff had previously agreed to, proceeded to file an action, claim-
ing $4, 375.00 against the insurance company for his lost Ford mo-
torcar, registration number, PT-271.
The action, which was filed on April 9, 1966, disclosed that
the car was damaged beyond repair while it was being driven on
the No. 11 Public Road, Corentyne.
The insurance company acknowledged that Gopie's vehicle was
insured with the company, but decided to repudiate all liability un-
der the said policy, on the grounds of the commission of several
breaches by Gopie.
The defendant company, represented by Senior Counsel, Mr. Clarence
Hughes identified the several breaches of the terms of the policy as:
(a) using the vehicle for hire and/or reward;
(b) permitting the vehicle to be driven by an unlicensed driver;
(c) using the vehicle for pace-making;


(d) submitting a false statement as to the c
to the company.
Justice Akar Khan, the trial judge who he
missed the action after holding that arbitration
ing of the action as no cause of action could a
tor had adjudicated.
As a consequence the action against the ins
dismissed with costs to the insurance company
The facts of the case disclosed that the pla
had insured his motor car against loss or dan
During the currency of the policy, the veh
an accident and was damaged beyond repair.
His claim on the defendants for compensal
was rejected on the grounds that he had break
conditions of the policy.
The plaintiff rejected this and suggested th
ferred to arbitration, as provided for under the
The defendants agreed and suggested some
The plaintiff, without replying, institute
against the company.
At the hearing, the defendants, represent
Hughes, submitted in limine (a preliminary p
was not maintainable.
After hearing preliminary arguments from
ruled that "as the repudiation of liability did

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stance of the policy or involve a repudiation of it, but was based
on a reliance on certain of its terms and conditions, the failure to go
cause of the accident to arbitration was a bar to the filing of the action as no cause of
action could arise until the arbitrator had adjudicated.
heard the matter, d is The action was dismissed.
was a bar to the fil- In the ruling, the judge referred to a number of cases which were
rise until the arbitra- cited by the plaintiff and the defendants.
The judge also noted that it appeared that the defendants were
doing no more than make allegations which, if established, would
urance company was have relieved them of liability under the terms of the policy.
ff, Arjune G e The defendants, he said, were not repudiating the policy, but
nage with the defen- relying on the terms of it. They were saying that under the terms
iage with the defen- the are not liable
they are not liable.
icle was involved in During his judgment, the judge cited British cases of Stebbing
versus Liverpool and London & Globe Insurance Company, Ltd.
ion under the police {1917} 2 K>B. 433, where the applicant made a proposal to the
iched several of the respondents for insurance against burglary and the truth of his an-
swers to the questions on the proposal form formed the basis of
the contract.
at the dispute be A policy was issued to the applicant which contains a condi-
policy. tion that if a false declaration be made or used in support of a claim
oe as arbitrator.n all benefit under the policy would be forfeited.
d legal proceedings According to Justice Khan, the policy also provided that "all
ted by Mr. Clarence differences arising thereunder "should be referred to arbitration".
point) that the action The applicant made a claim which was referred to arbitration.
t) at e action Before the arbitrator, the respondents disputed the claim on the
both sides, the judge ground that the applicant had suppressed material facts and had
I not go to the sub- made untrue answers in the proposal form.
no go o e The applicant contended that the defence set up by the respon-
Sdents called in question the validity of the policy and therefore was-
not within the arbitration clause in the policy. It was held that:-
(i) the respondents were not seeking to avoid the policy, but
were relying upon the provision in it that the truth of the answers
in the proposal should be the basis of the contract, and whether or
not a statement was true was a difference arising under the policy
to be referred to the decision of an arbitrator.
(ii) The burden of proving the untruth of the answers in the
proposal lay on the respondents, the judge observed.
But in dealing with the instant case, Justice Khan said, "It ap-
pears to me that condition 9 of the policy, provides unequivocally
for arbitration followed by the making of an award as a condition
precedent to any action on the policy.
It follows therefore that until the arbitrator has made an award
there is no cause of action. The learned author of Mc Gillivray on
Insurance Law, (5th ed.) vol 2 at p. 1986 has stated thus:-
"Arbitration as a condition precedent."
"There may also be difficulty in determining whether ar-
.. bitration is made a condition precedent to any action on the
10 to 17:00 h policy, or is merely a collateral agreement which does not di-
0 0t 16:00 h rectly affect the promise to pay. If it is the former, then until
I0 to 18:00 h the arbitrator has made an award, there is no cause of action,
and any action brought will be dismissed," Justice Khan had
said, and cited a number of cases in support of his contention.

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Sunday Chronicle March 26, 2006

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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. It is a good
thing to interact with a partner especially
if you have to write about something. You
will realize that reading, speaking, and lis-
tening (discussion techniques) aid the
writing process. As you practise writing,
you'll become less afraid to write. Love

Solution to "The Language of Recipe"
Kidney Omelet
1. The sentences that give instructions or or-
ders are called directive sentences.
2. Examples of three directive sentences:
a) Wash and skin the kidney.
b) Remove the core of the kidney.
c) Fold the omelet and serve at once.
3. Verbs in the three sentences.
a) Wash and skin the kidney.
b) Remove the core of the kidney.
c) Fold the omelet and serve at once.
4. i) Nouns that comes after the verbs:
a) Wash and skin the kidney.
b) Remove the core of the kidney.
c) Fold the omelet and serve (the om-
elet) at once.
ii) The noun in the position after the verb is
called the noun, object of the verb.
5. Yes. There are more sentences with that
kind of noun in the recipe.
Solution to "The Language of Recipe"
Duck Nantaise
1. If Y kg is equivalent to 1 pound, 4% pounds
(weight) is equal to 2 1/8 kg.
2. Preparation time 10 minutes.
3. "15 minutes over" in instruction 1 means
give the baking duck 15 minutes more for
4. Meaning:
a) "Thickened gravy" means gravy that has
been made thick.
b) "Garnish with cooked peas..." means
decorate with cooked peas, pieces of onion
and bacon.
5. a) Simmering is boiling at a very low tem-
b) Statement completed: If Isimmergravy
I am coking it at a low temperature to make
it become thick.
6. A duck is a bird that flies and swims. Its
breast is shaped like a boat for moving in
water. It has a broad bill for finding food in
Composition Writing
The story the correct verb forms.
THE MISHAP took place on the first leg of
the trailer route, which rose one mile to the
very top of Branford's Point in Region 21.
This was 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 ripped through the roof of the
trailer in the dark midnight. The trailer in which

the victims travelled fell more than 4000 feet.
According to one newspaper report, the
fighter actually brushed aside the trailer. But
a local business owner told the news agency
Scorpion.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 agency.
The pilot was apparently unaware that he
struck a moving trailer or injured anyone as
aircraft go to and fro at very low level. They
fly low every day looking for lost local work-

More on Composition Writing
1. A paragraph is a group of sentences. All
these sentences tell about one main idea.
2. Use examples to explain the idea stated in
the topic sentence of your paragraph. Ex-
amples tell more about what the idea means.
Have a look below:
People use tools when they work. Log-
gers cut trees with saws, carpenters pound
nails with hammers, and gardeners use
rakes and trowels.
3. When you write, always check your work.
Use the following questions.
i) Is the first sentence indented?
ii) Does each sentence begin with a capital
iii) Does each sentence end with a punctua-
tion mark?

An edited paragraph:
My parents painted our house last week.
On Monday they bought the paint. They
painted the front of the house on Tuesday.
Wednesday they painted the sides. They
painted the back Thursday. By Friday we
had a blue house.

A Paragraph Report
Chris planned a report about her father's job.
Read Chris's notes below.
1. My dad is a potter.
2. He makes pots from clay.
3. He puts wet clay on a wheel.
4. He shapes the clay with his hands.
5. Then he tums the wheel to make the shape
6. Next he bakes the pot in an oven.
7. Bakers use ovens, too.
8. Finally he glazes the pot.
9. I broke a pot last week.

Edit the sentences above. Follow these steps.
1. Which sentence tells the
main idea?
2. Which sentence does not tell 1. Does the
about the main idea? Cross it solve the
out. 2. Does it fil
3. Which sentence is not im- of the sto
portant? Cross it out. 3. Does it fi
Write the sentences in good story?

paragraph form.

Story Elements

A story has four main elements.
1. The characters are the people,
animals, or things the story is about.
2. The setting is where and when the
story takes place.
3. The characters have a problem.
4. The characters find a solution to their

Read the story. Then answer the questions.
Write your answers.

Stranded at Salty Lake
Last November Jack Scrape was fishing on Salty
Lake. All of a sudden the water started to rise. It
rose all around him. In a few seconds, he was
drifting aimlessly on a floating board. The water
was more than ten feet deep.
Jack grabbed one of the fish he had caught.
It was very fresh because it was his last catch. It
was very big, too. He used it to paddle to a safe
bank. Then he walked back to shore and safety.
1. Who is the character?
2. What is the setting? (Tell where and when.)
3. What is the character's problem?
4. How does the character solve the problem?
Story Endings
Prepare a picture in your mind where a boy and
a girl are by a body of water. They are at the
water's edge looking over on to the other side.
Put some disappointment in their eyes. There
is a fishing rod behind them between the rocks.
They are not paying attention to the rod. [This
should be a good idea for a story beginning. Paul
and Mary have a problem]
Here are three endings for the story. Pick the
best one. To decide, read the three endings.
Then ask yourself the questions. Write Yes or
No for each question. The best ending lets you
answer Yes for all the questions.

1. The boat floated away. Paul and Mary had to
stay on the island.
2. Mary picked up the fishing pole. She cast the
hook into the boat. Slowly she pulled the boat
back to where Paul could grab it.
3. Paul and Mary called to the boat. The boat
heard them and turned around. They grabbed it
when it was close to shore.

SEnding 1

Ending 2 Ending 3

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

Solution to "Multiple-Choice Questions"
1. Triple 1.4 plus 14 is equal to 18.2.
2. One side of a rectangle is 3m in length. Another
side is 4m in length. The perimeter of the rectangle
is 14m.
3. The area of the spot (11 cm by 2.5 cm) of painted
wall is 27.5 cm2.
4. A scout leader divides her 23 girls into four
teams for relay races so that she the teams are
equal or almost equal in size. (d) 3 teams with
6 girls each; 1 team with 5 girls
5. Congruent figures have the same size and

The Chart
a. The highest temperature shown is 1090 above 0.
b. The lowest temperature shown is 490 below 0.
It was in Great City and Ways.
c. The yearly rainfall that was almost twice than in
Great City occurred in Hung.
d. More inches of rain fell in Yuunt, than in Ways by
16 inches.

Problem Solving
7.The median was 12 years; and mean was 12 3/
8 years.
8. Roy practised 96 hours in 6 weeks.
9. Sandra has to score 95.
10. There are 12,000 jumbo shrimp.
11. Fay scored a greater average. Fay scored
by 7 more.
12. Freddy filled 4 bags of cookies. Eleven
cookies were left over.
13. Mary and Yonnette earned the same amount
($500) each hour. $1,500 divided by 3 gives the
same result as $3,000 divided by 6.
14. 64,000 yeast cells will there be in 6 hours.
15. The baby shark tank can hold 11,217 litres
more water.
16. The Polder Roadway needs to have 115 km of
track built each month.


Some things to look at
1. What is eight hundred and 8 thousand, seventy?
2. What is the smallest number that can be made
using the digits 7, 3, 4, 2?
3.0.07 multiplied by 10.07.
4. 60 and 5 hundredths written in decimal.
5. 55 written in Roman numerals.
6.5/9 + 1/6 1/3 = 7/18.

Find These Out

7. The perimeter of a triangle measuring 22 m by
29 m by 20.
8. Find the quotient for 678.05 divided by 0.05.
9. Divide 678.05 by 0.5.

10. 8.09 multiplied by 0.09. How many tens are
there in the product?

11. 0.02 multiplied by 0.0007. How many tenths
are there in the product?
12. An animal pound takes in 15 dogs each day. If
this week they have taken in 80, how many days
did it work at full force?
13. Divide 5/7 by 2 1/7.
14. What is the value of the second digit from the
right of the number 987.456; and the second digit
from the left of the number?
15. Who am I, if I am 3.05 more than 70.105 plus
16. Sheila bakes chicken for her snack shop. Sheila
sells 12 dozen pieces of chicken a day. How many
whole chickens must she buy, if I chicken yields
20 large nuggets?
17. 6.08 < 60.8. Make up the question.

Graphs & other manipulations
Bar graph: Comparing Populations
We use a bar graph to compare numbers. The
bars tell us something. The bottom line of the graph
has a value. It stands for zero (0). The lines above
the bottom line have values, too.
You are encouraged that if questions are not as
many as you would like them to be, make up your
own and find the answers. It will pay you even more
dividends if you invite a study partner.
Here are the numbers of jackets sold by three en-
terprising girls. The bar graph shows how the sales
compare. (This bar graph or any other bar graphs
for that matter are not difficult to construct.) Study
the bar graph. Answer the questions below the bar

Duncan Street Jacket
10 X
9 X
8-X O D0
6zX X O O D D
s X X O O D D
4 X XO O D D
3 X XO O0 D D
o X X O O D D

Ann Joy


1. Who sold the most jackets?
2. Who sold the least jackets?
3. How many more jackets did the highest salesgirl
sell than the second highest?
4. How many jackets did Joy and Pam.sell together?

Bonito's Place
The chart below shows how many mangoes, veg-
etable salads, and. coldjuices were sold at Bonifo's
Place during July, August and September.
Item July A/gst S/ber
Mangoes 896 1567 1096
Vege/ salads 3976 4983 5765
Cold juices 2564 2654 2756

Use the chart to answer the questions.
5. How many mangoes and vegetable salads were
sold in July?
6. Were more cold juices sold in July or August?
7. Were more mangoes and vegetable salads sold
in August or September?
8. How many cold juices were sold in August and

9. How many vegetable salads were sold in Sep-
tember over July?
10. How many vegetable salads were sold in July
and August?
11. How many mangoes were sold in July to Sep-

Many towns in a certain part of the world have the
same population as some other towns in other parts
of the world. Round each population to the nearest

International Towns

# Town Population
1. Shirley 7,648
2. Sisters 8,297
3. Venus 9,843
4. Endear 7,792
5. Toucan 6,545
6. Harpy 3,765

Solve. Use your skill of rounding numbers.
12. Which town has about a thousand more people
than Toucan?
13. Which town has about three thousand people
more than Harpy?
14.-Which town has almost the same population
as Sisters?
15. Which town has about 4000 people?
16. Which town has about 10,000 people?

Solve: Questions 1-3
1. If 41m = 492, what is the value of m?
2. How many multiples of 3 are there from 1 to 48?
3. If & represents 28 girls, how many girls does &&

Fractions: Questions: 4-8
4. Some number minus 7 1/3 equals 10 %. What
is the number?
5 9/26 + (4/5 + 2 2/3)
*6. 4 1/3 of 1 /2X 12
7. 3.5 X 3.05
8.25.215 +0.03

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division:
Questions 9-13

9. 50 X 800
10.3482 X 7
11. 394 X 32 corrected to the nearest thousand.
12. Ten million dollars in $1000 bills
13. Thesum of the digits 9 and 8 in the number

Solve: Questionis 14-20

14. Hinges are sold in packets of 4. The shop needs
750 hinges. How many packets should they buy?
15. Simone lives 19 km from school. Kathleen lives
15 km from school. How much further from school
does Simone live than Kathleen?

16. Banga bought a bird cage for $2,800. He sold it
for $3,700. What was his gain percent?
17. What percent is 3 of 39?
18. What is the average of $160,000, $23,000 and
19. A car travels 250 km at an average speed of 25
km/h. How long does it take?
20. Find the cost of 2050 small articles at $50 each


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Please note that the Vacant Posts listed herein
are being advertised at the request of the
Ministry of Education.

The Closing Date for a COPY of each
Application to reach the Teaching Service
Commission is Friday, April21 2006.

The Closing Date for the ORGINAL of each
Application to reach the Head of the Department of

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Application to reach Central Ministry from
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(trained or untrained) in the public schools (both Board and
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Criteria set out hereunder.

2. All applicants for the Headship of Grades A, B and C Nursery,
Primary, Secondary and Community High Schools and
Practical Instruction Centres are required to:

(i) apply on form TSC Rev. 2006/1 (in the case of applicants
serving in Non-Board schools) or on form SBS 2006/1 (in the
case of applicants serving in Board schools). These are the
only valid Application Forms for such vacancies.

(ii) acquaint themselves with the School Improvement Plans
of those schools forthe headship of which they wish to apply

(iii) produce a written summary of theAction Plan contained in
each of those School Improvement Plans (SIPs) and indicate
the strategies theywould utilize in the implementation of
thoseAction Plans, if given the headship of that school.

(iv) prepare themselves to articulate their summaries and
implementation strategies atan interview.

N.B.: (a) The summaries of those Action Plans and the
Implementation Strategies that applicants would utilize in
respect of each of these headships applied for must be sent
direct to the Secretary, Teaching Service Commission, 22
Brickdam and Sendall Place, Stabroek, Georgetown, by
Friday, May 19, 2006, the latest.

(b) The Heads of Departments of Education must make
copies of the School Improvement Plans available to the
applicants, and to the Teaching Service Commission.

3. Short-listed applicants for the headship of Grades A, B & C
Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Community High Schools
and Practical Instruction Centres will be invited to attend an
interview at the Teaching Service Commission before a final
selection is made.

4. All applications for the other advertised vacant posts (i.e.
those except the Headship of Grades A, B and C Nursery,
Primary, Secondary and Community High Schools, and
Practical Instruction Centres) must be submitted on form TSC
Rev. 2006/2 (in the case of applicants serving in Non-Board
schools) or on form SBS 200612 (in the case of applicants
serving in Board schools). These are the only valid
Application Forms for all the other advertised vacancies.

5. Applications made by senior teachers for appointment to
parallel posts in schools of the same grade as those in which
they are working are really applications for transfer, and are
not processed by the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) at
the same time that it is.dealing with promotions.

6. Teachers who wish to apply for more than one (1) advertised
vacant post must make separate applications and must insert
on each application a list. in order of preference, of all the

posts applied for. Teachers should take great care to set out
an identical order of preference on all the application

7. Teachers should apply only for those advertised vacant posts
which they intend to take up, if offered, and in which they intend
to remain unless they are transferred to a similar post or they
are promoted to another post in a school.

8. Teachers who fail to take up the offer of an appointment within
one (1) month of the re-opening of schools or of the date of the
letter offering them the appointment (whichever is the later)
may be debarred from promotion for up to three (3) years.
Teachers are free, however, to withdraw any application made
for a post, provided that the notification of withdrawal reaches
the Secretary, TSC no later than the closing date for receipt of
duplicate application forms, by the Commission (i.e. by
Friday,April21, 2006).

9. The deadline date by which ORIGINAL application forms
from teachers must reach the HODOEs through the Heads
of schools is Friday, April 28,2006.

10. The deadline date by which ORIGINAL application forms
must reach Central Ministry from the HODOEs is Monday,
May 08, 2006.

11. Copies of application documents are available from the offices
of all HODOEs, from the TSC, and from the School Boards
Secretariat (SBS).

12. Every teacher who applies for and is offered a senior post is
expected to live within easy reach of the school. This condition
is intended to facilitate placement for effective school
performance. This will allow for participation as much as
possible in the activities of the community.

(in the case of applicants serving in Non-Board schools)
or form SBS 200611 (in the case of applicants serving in

(in the case of applicants serving in Non-Board schools)
or form SBS 200612 (in the case of applicants serving in

15. All Original applications from teachers from schools managed
by Boards must be sent to the Secretary TSC through the
School Boards Secretariat, Woolford Avenue, Georgetown,
using the normal channel of communication, and a copy so
marked COPY must be dispatched through the respective
School Board direct to the Secretary, Teaching Service

16. All Original applications from teachers from schools not
managed by Boards must besent to the Secretary TSC using
the normal channel of communication, and a copy so marked
COPY must be dispatched through the Headteacher direct to
the Secretary, Teaching Service Commission.

17. Teachers should obtain a receipt from the Edqcation
Department or the School Boards, for all original applications
received there.






N.B.: Except for posts of Head of Department for which
Untrained University Graduates may apply, only teachers
who have attained trained status are eligible to apply for
promotion to any senior post.

Except in instances where, on account of the Ministry's re-
organisation of a school or a group of schools, a teacher has to
be moved from one level (i.e., Nursery, Primary or Secondary
(including the Community High Schools)) to another, teachers
who have attained trained status and Untrained University
Graduates (in the case of posts of Head of Department) may
apply for promotion only in the level in which they are working.

Teachers who have attained trained status and Untrained
Graduates (in the case of posts of Head of Department) who
wish to apply for promotion to a post in a level in which they are
not working must go on transfer/secondment and spend at
least two (2) years in that level before being considered eligible
for promotion to a post in that level.

In calculating the years of service, the applicant should
include the period up to August 31 of the academic year of


N.B.: Only teachers who have attained trained status and who have
at least four (4) years of post-training experience at least (2)
two years of which must have been in a Nursery School or in
the Nursery Class of a Primary School immediately preceding
the application will be eligible to apply for promotion to a senior
post in a Nursery School. However, a teacherwith at least four
(4) years of post-training experience who, on account of the
Ministry's re-organisation of a school or a group of schools,
has been moved from one level to the Nursery Level will, for
two (2) consecutive years thereafter, be granted the
concession of being eligible to seek promotion in either of
those two (2) levels. Such concession becomes void if the
teacher seeks and obtains promotion the first year.

1. Heads of Grade A Nursery Schools

(a) Heads of Grade B and Grade C Nursery Schools.
(b) Heads of Grade D Nursery Schools with at leastthree (3) years
of experience as such.

2. Heads of Grade B Nursery Schools

Heads of Grade C and Grade D Nursery Schools.
Senior Masters/Mistresses of Nursery Schools with at least
three (3) years of experience as such.
Senior Assistant Masters/Mistresses of Nursery Schools with
at least two (2) years of experience as such.

3. Heads of Grade C Nursery Schools

Heads of Grade D Nursery Schools.
Senior Masters/Mistresses of Nursery Schools.
SeniorAssistant Masters/Mistresses with at leasttwo (2) years
of experience in a Nursery School and/or in the Nursery Class
of a Primary School, immediately preceding the application.

Heads of Grade D Nursery Schools

Senior Masters/Mistresses of Nursery Schools.
SeniorAssistant Masters/Mistresses of Nursery Schools.
Trained Teachers with at least four (4) years of post-
training experience at least two (2) years of which,
immediately preceding the application, must have been in a
Nursery School or in the Nursery Class of a Primary School.

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1. Senior Masters/Mistresses of Nursery Schools.

Trained Teachers with at least four (4) years of post- training
experience at least two (2) years of which, immediately
preceding the application, must have been in a Nursery
School or in the Nursery Class of a Primary School.


N.B.: Except for posts of Head of Department for which untrained
University Graduates may apply, only teachers who have
attained trained status and who have at least four (4) years of
post-training experience at least two (2) years of which must
have been in a Primary School immediately preceding the
application are eligible to apply for promotion to a senior post
in a Primary School. However, a teacher with at least four (4)
years of post-training experience who, on account of the
Ministy's re-organisation of a school or a group of schools,
has been moved from one level to the Primary level will for
two (2) consecutive years thereafter, be granted the
concession of being eligible to seek promotion in either of
those two (2) levels. Such concession becomes void if the
teacher seeks and obtains promotion thefirst year.

1. Heads of Grade A Primary Schools

(a) Heads of GradeE Band Grade C Primary Schools.
(b) Deputy Heads ofGradeAPrimary Schools.
(c) Deputy Heads of Grade B Primary Schools with at least two
(2) years of experience as such.

2. Heads of Grade B Primary Schools

Heads of Grade C and Grade D Primary Schools.
DeputyHeadsofGrade A andGradeB PrimarySchools.

HeadsofGradeC PrimarySchools

Heads of GradeD PrimarySchools.
Deputy HeadsofGradeAand Grade B Primary Schools.
Heads of Grade E Primary Schools, Senior Masters/
Mistresses of Primary Schools, and Heads of Departments
in Primary Schools, all with at least three (3) years of
experience or combinations of experience as such.

7. Deputy Heads of Grade B Primary Schools

Heads of Grade E Primary Schools, Senior Masters/
Mistresses of Primary Schools, and Trained Heads of
Departments in Primary Schools.

8. Senior MasterslMistresses of Primary Schools

Trained Teachers with at least four (4) years of post-training
experience at least two (2) years of which, immediately
preceding the application, must have been in a Primary

9. Heads of Departments (Agricultural Science. Home
Economics & Industrial Technology) in Primary Schools

(a) Trained University Graduates with at least three (3) years of
experience (after attaining trained status) which experience
must have been in the specific subject area in a Primary
(b) Untrained University Graduates with at least four (4) years of
experience (after attaining University Graduate status) which
experience must have been in the specific subject area in a
(c) Trained Teachers with at least four (4) years of post-training
experience at least (2) years of which, immediately preceding
the application, must have been in the specific subject area in a
Primary School.


N.B.: Except for posts of Head of Department for which
Untrained University Graduates may apply, only teachers who
have attained trained status and who have at least four (4)
years of post-training experience at least two (2) years of which
must have been in a Secondary School immediately preceding
the application will be eligible to apply for promotion to any
senior post in a Secondary School. However, a teacher with at
leastfoir (4)years of post-training experiencewho, on account
of the Ministry's re-organisation of a school or a group of
schools, has been moved from one level tothe Secondary level
will, for two (2) consecutive years thereafter, be granted the
concession of being eligible to seek promotion in either of
those (2) levels. Such concession becomes void if the teacher
seeks and obtains promotion the firstyear.

HeadsofGradeA SecondarvSchools

Graduate Heads of Grade B and Grade C Secondary Schools.
Graduate Heads of Grade B Community High Schools.
Graduate Deputy Heads of Sixth (6") Form Secondary Schools.
Graduate Deputy Heads ofGradesAand B Secondary Schools
with at leasttwo (2) years of experience as such.

Heads of Grade D Primary Schools

Deputy Heads of GradeASecondary Schools

(a) Graduate Heads ofGrade C Secondary Schools.
(b) Graduate Deputy Heads of Grade B Secondary Schools.
(c) Graduate Senior Masters/Mistresses and Trained
Graduate Heads of Departments in Secondary and/or
Community High Schools all with at least three (3) years of
experience or combinations of such experience in such

6. Deputy Heads of Grade B Secondary Schools

Senior Masters/Mistresses and Trained Heads of
Departments in Secondary and Community High Schools all
with at least three (3) years of experience or any combination
of such experience in such schools.

7. Senior Masters/Mistresses of Secondary Schools

Trained Teachers with at least four (4) years of post-training
experience at least two (2) years of which, immediately
preceding the application, must have been in a Secondary
and/or Community High School.

8. Heads of Subject Departments in Secondary Schools

(a) Trained University Graduates with at least three (3)
years of experience (after attaining trained status)
which experience must have been in the specific
subject area in a Secondary School or a Community
High School (or any combination of such experience
in such schools).

(b) Untrained University Graduates with at leastfour (4)
years of experience (afterattaining University
Graduate status) which experience must have been
in the specific subject area in a Secondary School or
a Community High School (or any combination of
such experience in such schools).

(c) Trained Teachers with at least four (4) years of experience
(after attaining trained status) which experience must have
been in the specific subject area in a Secondary School or
a Community High School (or any combination of such
experience in such schools).


1. Heads of GradeA Community High Schools

(a) Graduate Heads of Grade B and Grade C Community High
and Secondary Schools.
(b) Graduate Deputy Heads of Grade A Community High and
Secondary Schools.
(c) Graduate Deputy Heads of Grade B Community High and
Secondary Schools with at least two (2) years of experience
or combinations of experience as such.

(a) Heads of Grade E Primary Schools.
(b) Senior Masters/M istresses of Primary Schools, and
Heads of Departments in Primary Schools.
(c) SeniorAssistant Masters/Mistresses of Primary
Schools with atleasttwo (2) years of experience as such.

Heads of Grade B Secondary Schools

Graduate Heads of Grade C Secondary Schools.
Graduate Deputy Heads of Grade A, Grade B, Secondary
Schools/Community High Schools.

5. Heads of Grade E Primary Schools

(a) Senior Masters/Mistresses of Primary Schools, and
Trained Heads of Departments in Primary Schools.

(b) Trained Teachers with at leastfour (4) years of post-
training experience at least two (2) years of which,
immediately preceding the application, must have been in a

6. Deputy Heads of Grade A Primary Schools

(a) Heads of Grade D Primary Schools.
(b) Deputy Heads of Grade B Primary Schools.
(c) Heads of Grade E Primary Schools, Senior
Masters/Mistresses of Primary Schools,-and Trained
Heads of Departments in Primary Schools, all with at least
lheeW(3) rabrs of experience or combinations of
experience as such

Heads ofGradeC Secondary Schools

(a) Heads of Grade D Secondary Schools Community High
(b) Deputy Heads of Grade A and Grade B Secondary
Schools and Community High Schools.

Heads of Grade D Secondary Schools

Senior Masters/Mistresses and Trained Heads of
Departments in Secondary and Community High Schools
all with at least three (3) years of experience or
combinations of such experience in such schools.

Heads of Grade B Community High Schools

(a) Graduate Heads of Grade C Community High and
Secondary Schools.
(b) Graduate Deputy Heads of Grade A and Grade B Community
High and Secondary Schools.

3. Heads of Grade C Community High Schools

(a) Heads of Grade D Community High and SecondarySchools
(b) Deputy Heads of Grade A and Grade B Community High and
Secondary Schools.

4. Heads of Grade D Community High Schools

Senior Masters/Mistresses and Trained Heads of
Departments in Community High and Secondary Schools, all
with at least three (3) years of experience or combinations of
such experience in such schools.

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citizen. Mledialr Profeu~ ional. M-.. Moureen Brown.
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Neal and Massy a dynamic diversified Group of Companies
within Guyana, has vacancies for highly motivated persons
to fill vacant HR positions within the Group.
The successful candidates will be required to supervise the
Human Resources activities within one of the Group's
The administration of employees NIS, Medical, Group Life
and Pension-related matters.
Supervise the Employment Relation activities of the
A Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree with at least
three years experience in a similar position.
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with
experience is being offered inclusive of Incentives,
Pension, Medical and Non-contributory GroupL.ife
Insurance Plans.
Interested persons possessing the relevant qualifications
and experience should send their applications and
curriculum vitae to:
The Group Human Resources Manager
Neal & Massy Guyana Limited
PO Box 10200
to reach no later than 14 April 2006

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Temple in Barbados last Sunday to celebrate Phagwah.
Accompanied by a well received set of tesby (and active volunteer and Temple devotee)

Temple in Barbados last Sunday to celebrate Phagwah,
Accompanied by a well received set of tues by "DJ" (and active volunteer and Temple devotee)

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By Mike Power

(Reuters) When Kuna Indian
medicine man Mandiuliguina
Flores speaks, everyone lis-
tens. For his dark-skinned in-
digenous audience, the albino
shaman's milky white skin
gives him special powers.
In a quirk of history and ge-
netics, Panama's Kuna tribe has
one of the world's highest occur-
rences of albinos, revered as an
elite group that the Kuna call
"the children of the moon."
Kuna mythology puts albi-
nos who have pale skin and
white or ginger hair due to pig-
ment deficiency at the heart of
creation, teaching that God sent
his albino son to Earth to teach
humans how to live.
Even today, the Kuna see al-
binos as highly intelligent and
some even claim they have su-
pernatural powers.
"I can heal any snake bite,"
said healer Flores outside his
thatched hut on tiny Isla Tigre
island, his pale-yellow eyes flit-
ting around in their sockets, a
side-effect of his albinism, and
his ginger hair peeping out from
his pork-pie hat.
"I attend to women in
childbirth. I can remove stuck
fish bones from your throat
with this pill, and I can cure
headaches by touching your
head," he said.
"He can tell your future,
too," whispered one bystander.
The Kuna, known for their
colourful and intricate woven
fabrics and indigenous dress, live
on a string of remote islands run-
ning 200 miles along Panama's
Caribbean coast toward Colom-
They moved here from the
rain forests of eastern Panama in
the mid- 800s to avoid mosqui-
toes, snakes. diseases and terri-
torial rivalry. They farm on the
mainland and sleep on the is-
lands, an autonomous territory

a reve red elite
a revered elite

known as Kuna Yala.
Charles Woolf, an anthro-
pologist at Arizona State Univer-
sity, says the incidence of albi-
nism here is higher than any
comparable population on the

In the United States, among
white people of European de-
scent, albinism overall occurs at
a rate of 1 in 30,000-40,000. On
some islands in Kuna Yala, the
rate stands at 1 in 165.
Anthropologists attribute
the high frequency to cultural
protection of albinos and the
slaughter wrought by Spanish
conquistadors in the 16th cen-
The Spaniards devastated
the Kuna with attacks or dis-
eases, reducing the islands'
founding gene pool to only 5,000
people from a population that
once hit 750,000.
While Kuna warriors
fought off the Spanish and
carried out revenge attacks,
albinos would stay indoors to
avoid sunlight.
They survived where their
compatriots were slaughtered by
Spanish muskets.
Albino skin is sensitive to
sunlight and burs easily, and the
genetic disorder could easily be
seen as a curse in the blisteringly

hot tropics, come community leaders, medi- well in some cases, with some
But to he: born albino in cine men, shamans, politicians or becoming high achievers," said
Kuna Yala is to be born into entrepreneurs. Woolf.
a revered group whose impor- "With advancing civilisation The head of the Kuna Gen-
tance is enshrined in Kuna and the availability of economic eral Congress of Culture,
cosmology, opportunities for albinos out of IkwaYokkiler Ferrer is albino. He
In a self-fulfilling prophecy, the sunshine that were not avail- commands widespread respect in
many albinos in this culture be- able previously, they have done Kuna communities for his work

At .'

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ALBINO KUNA children Weegi Bailer (L) poses with his sister Elederis Bailer in their hut in
Rio Sidra, Kuna Yala island chain, Panama in this January 18, 2006 file photo. Albinos are
highly respected in the Kuna culture and some ascribe them supernatural powers.
(REUTERS/Alberto Lowe/Files)

preserving their culture and tra-

Weegi Baller, a 12-year-old
albino on Rio Sidra, is one of
seven,,albinos on this tiny,
cramped island of more than
1,000 people. His sister Elederis,
13, and is also albino.
Weegi helps his mother with
chores around the house as his
skin is too fair to venture out-
doors. But once, during an
eclipse, he showed his powers,
says his mother.
Her young son climbed onto
the roof of the hut with a bow
and arrow and fired it at the
moon which was covering the
sun. "The sun suddenly came
out," she said, beaming proudly.
Saila Aurelio Meza Smith,
the chief of Isla Tigre, where the
Kuna violently overthrew Pana-
manian forces in a 1925 rebel-
lion, says albinos' powers can be
"I saw an albino grab an an-
gry snake by the neck. It did
him no harm. I saw the same al-
bino smash a wasp's nest open,
but he was not stung. The same
albino once dived from a high
tree into a shallow river. He
swam out, laughing. That is the
power of an albino," he said.
This respect wasn't always
apparent, however. Anthropolo-
gists say in the past some par-
ents even killed newborn albino
"Marriage discrimination
against albinos and infanticide of
albinos were common during the
early part of the 20th century,"
said Woolf.
Nowadays, though, it seems
revered albinos have only them-
selves to fear.
Medicine man Flores says
the powers of a few moon chil-
dren are waning. "Some of
them go to dances and are in-
volved in drugs and chase
women, so they have lost
some of their powers," he said.

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Jenny Gadajhar, the sharing of well wishes and dancing took place in the courtyard of the Temple on
Government Hill in St. Michael parish.
Aside from the flour and dye, there was a sumptuous luncheon provided by the Temple
The Sunday activity followed a more formal service at the Temple on the preceding Tuesday
night which was also well attended.
The devotees at the Temple are largely Guyanese nationals, either resident, on work permits or
contract workers.
The hard working resident Pandit Thakoor Prashad said everything went smoothly and bodes
well for the future.
Representing the Guyana government was Honorary Consul Norman Faria while Dr.
Torrey Pilgrim of the Bahai faith in Barbados was among other special invitees.

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At the edge of tomorrow ICT in Guuana

an Information Society

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I information and Communication
Technology (ICT) is the lifeblood of
today's global economy, with access
to information and the extent to which
countries can utilise that information
access constituting a new currency in
Guyana is still a young nation, evolving rapidly
like other developing Third World countries. As the
country continues to advance there is need for new
programmes and policies to come on board to fuel
its development drive. The present administration
has been committed to the task of liberalising the
telecommunications sector thereby providing better
opportunities for:ICT.
"Information, technology offers tremendous
promise," President Bharrat Jagdeo said in his New
Year's address, "[and] can make a significant
contribution, in improving communication, providing
new and improved goods and services, as well as
creating thousands of jobs for our young people. I
would like to see telephones, computers and
broadband access in every school and household
in our country. Early in the New Year I will.launch
an Information Technology Strategy for Guyana that
wil. hopefully realize this goal."
SA fewyears ago the government had proposed
a comprehensive ICT. strategy to boost Guyana's
development, with support from the Inter-American
..Development Bank (IDB), a .strategy that was
effectively stymied by opposition from a local entity.
Stalled, but not abandoned.
The -Guyana Government has over the years
placed investment in the ICT sector high on its
agenda, offering significant concessions and
benefits for investments in the information/
communications sector.
SAmong these are:
A tax holiday of up to 10 years.
k A ninety-nine (99) year lease for land with the
option to buy at concessionary rates.
Waiver of Customs Duty and Consumption Tax
on IT related equipment, machinery and vehicles.
S* Waiver of Customs Duty and Consumption Tax
on building materials for construction of buildings
and structures.
Assistance in obtaining grants for the training
of employees in information technology.


" ^**

"Information technology is a powerful
force that can and must be harnessed
to our global mission of peace and
development. This is a matter of both
ethics and economics; over the long
term, the new economy can only be
productive and sustainable if it
spreads worldwide and responds to
the needs and demands of all people.
I urge everyone in a position to make
a difference to add his or her energies
to this effort."


I, ,

the opportunities we have been looking at is
telemarketing and Qualfon knows to do that. So if
the tourism people can develop a list of the key,
environmental, conservation, bird watching
organisation etc in the US, they can be calling from

The Guyana Office for Investment (GO-INVEST) B
continues to facilitate investment in the ICT. sector.
Late last year, Qualfoh, joined the Guyanese market
and is facilitating customer service to US clients
while hoping to take on local customers soon, once
there is reliable connectivity,
According to Robert Sanchez, Operations
Manager, Guyana has tremendous opportunities.
"The native language is English which is very
important," he said, "We' found out that there are
a lot of qualified young people here to do the job."
Presently, Qualfor h'as 196 employees with one
.of its objectives being to be able to increase that
riumber to 800..
"We are saying that It's an important industry
that.' mrnut be. developed," GO-Invest's Chief
Executive Officer Geqffrey Da li- d.' O:' of CEO of iGQln Geoffry64

Computer training at the Georgetown Technical Institute (GTI).
here promoting Guyana. If you can stay here and
do all the work because of the internet, the fibre
Soptic and the technology, you can work and get
.compensated quite handsomely, then that is really
the future of Guyana for our young people," he said.
Call centres provide excellent opportunities for
young people, especially those who are still
studying, with entry level employment
opportunities. He acknowledged that another
international call'centre company was in-Guyana
recently but required more infrastructure and voice
traffic control mechanisms. The company is still
pursuing the investment.
However, Da Silva says that other programmes,
like medical transcription for example, requires
:higher- level skills and GOINVEST and the
Government of Guyana is .committed to taking on
board other high-tech ICT investors.
"We're working with some investors right now
for a project where in Guyana there will be
development of software," he said.


Among the major challenges are infrastructure,
efficient and reliable telephone connection, power
generation and human resource. The government,
through various means is working
to overcome these. Before the end.
of 2006, a new strategy of teaching,.:
innovative technology will be
introduced in schools.
: -',The programme, will' target ..-


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At the edqe of tomorrow ICT in Guqana

Workers at Qualfon.

S Grades One and Two of nursery
schools and Grades One to Three at
the Primary Level. According to
Chief Information Technology Officer,
Ministry of Education, Yoganand
Indarsingh, the Ministry will
soon embark on a project to
provide refurbished '
computers to schools. ;
"The Ministry is trying its
best to make sure that
children benefit from
Information Technology so
that when they come out of
school they are literate up
to a level so that they can
perform in the modern
workplace," Indarsingh said.
He pointed out that the
public sector depends on a
skilled and trained workforce
and the school system is the
embryo from which this
training takes place; hence if
an ICT infrastructure is in
place there will be equitable
access to training and other
Through the Basic
Education Access
Management Support
(BEAMS) programme, which CHIEF Information Techno
is facilitating and funding the Ministry of Education,'
the programme, 100 Indarsingh.
computers have already
been acquired for the 20 schools.
Additionally, there are IT officers in the
regions who are not only working in schools but
who are training other persons creating
database for the Regions so that teachers
names, salaries, student population etc could be
connected to central Ministry, according to
Caroline Kennedy, Communications Specialist,
Ministry of Education.
"ICT is really the way of the future in terms of
all aspects: economic, governance, ULiteracy, ICT
emniraces all aspects of our;livs,''Os ,' i slsetje~ .
that Guyana develop a viable programme and

strategy to take us forward," Indarsingh said.
"ICT and having an IP network is as essential
as having water, electricity in this day and age.
Having an IP network gives you access to data,
...voice, ... video (and) it is easily deployable," said
Vishok Persaud, Managing Director, E-networks.
However, he added, "There is need for
competition in the sector. I think it will
make it more affordable and you are
going to get better service if there is
A few years ago, the Government of
Guyana, the Iwokrama International,
: and the United Nations Education,
Scientific and Cultural organization
(UNESCO) launched a community radio
(Radio PAIWOMAK) in the North
Rupununi, Southern Guyana. The
facility at Bina Hill has an internet facility
and has been serving residents well.
Not only does the station provide
information to the local people, but it
educates them, particularly farmers,
through research online, about best
practices in farming.
"Within two to three years the
technology is going to be there to
make affordable for everyone,"
Persaud said.
He pointed out that some
companies that began with
)logy Officer at simple internet links are now
Yoganand using shared databases
between multiple locations and
have moved away from paper
"I think it's one of those things once
you get in you cannot get out," Persaud
noted, pointing out that the business
community is willing to invest in ICT and
"we're dealing with a very educated
population when it comes to the internet
and ICT related stuff."
As it prepares for Cricket World Cup 2007,
it is essential that ICT requirements are met.
J Just recently, the Guyana Local Organising
, "orrmmitte..(LOC) met with stakeholders to UNDP
discuss the possible way forward in getting Pregidi

Guyana ICT ready for CWC 2007.
"We want to be sure that we have the
technological side of things right so that when the
visitors come to the country and they want to use
their cell phone to call Australia, they must be able
to so with ease and comfort and without any
complications," Karran Singh Chief Executive Officer
of the LOC said.

What ICT holds for the future

ICT has been instrumental in, transforming
the lives of the young, the old, and especially
the poor in a number of developing countries in
Africa, Asia and South America. In Morocco for
instance, there is an innovative, comprehensive
programme of educational reform that uses ICT
to help improve quality, eliminate disparities,
decentralise administration, and build a 21st
century workforce.
ICT is an ideal means of modernising education.
It helps in basic computer training, building
communication and networking skills, administration
and support of multimedia centres, research, and
instructional design.
Presently the government is fostering multi-
stakeholder participation to develop an ICT Strategy
that would take Guyana along a modern path. With
support from the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP), the government recruited an
ITC Consultant, Gonzalo Armayo, and the local IT
professionals are working seriously on a Strategy
for ICT development.
According to Armayo, "A national strategy is a
strategy for all the people in the country. It is not
only from the government, or the private sector, or
the civil society."
He emphasised that everyone should know
about the strategy and also be part of its
development and implementation.
Coordinator of the ICT Strategy and Information
Liaison to the President Robert Persaud says the
Guyana government has zero rated the tax on
computers and computer accessories as a means
of affordability to Guyanese, He highlighted the
need for a comprehensive strategy to stimulate
growth in this area.
On Tuesday, March 28, the ICT Strategy
Coordinating Unit, Office of the President will be
hosting the ICT Guyana workshop at the Guyana
International Conference Centre to elicit
stakeholder participation and input into the
strategy. ICT not only facilitates
development but it also promotes the creative
use of technology for improving the quality
of life in developing countries. Guyana is
eager and committed to having this policy
on stream.

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What was done, according to Persaud, was to
create an enabling environment for the development
of the ITC sector. What this led to was the sporadic
development in various areas. While this was a
developmental step upwards, it operated outside
of the central principle of ICT itself: a coherent
S system of interconnectivity based on an established
set of policy guidelines.
"There are what I refer to as silos," says
Persaud, "and we now need to bring these
together to avoid wasting human resources,
software and hardware." When the ICT
IG Workshop gets into swing on Wednesday, this
will hopefully be the first step in reversing that
"We have this vast landscape of opportunity
staring us in the face, and so far the most we
have done is to stare back at it. It is'timr we'
S. act."

This Wednesday, President Bharrat
Jagdeo is inviting anyone with an
active interest in the development
of Information and Communications
Technology in Guyana to the Guyana ICT
Workshop at the Guyana International
Convention Centre at Liliendaal.
"The ultimate goal," says Robert Persaud,
Coordinator of ICT4D, "is to create an information
and knowledge-based society." -
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Persaud, the
SGovernment of
SGuyana sees ITC as
the best way to
harness information
and knowledge as an
intrinsic component
of national
"A key element
of ITC
development," says
Persaud, "is the
economic benefit.
We talk a lot about
diversification of our
economy; we talk a
ROBERT PERSAUD lot also about the
rich potential of our
human resources
capital; but sometimes we miss the avenues,
the various initiatives that we can use to take
this talk to the next level."
He is adamant that Guyana is capable of
travelling along the same basic path to prosperity
that other developing nations across the world
have taken.
"We've seen, for example, what Singapore has
done. We've seen countries with minimum natural
resources far less than Guyana's who are very
prosperous because they have used their human
capital in a way that incorporates ICT as a vehicle
for change. This vehicle has caused budding
countries to quickly transform into economies that
make you sit up and take notice."
For him, the issue is how to get there.
According to Persaud who is also Information
Liaison to the President at the end of the
formulation of the National Development
Strategy, a bold initiative was taken to identify
the critical role that ITC .
"We made this effort to go the IDB with a [US]
$23M project and that was jeopardised. It was a
major setback, not only for ITC development but for
the development of this country. I cannot estimate
the volume in dollars that we lost as a result of that.
However, the Government did not say forget about

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Information and Communications
Tehnology comes with its own lexicon,
filled with words, abbreviations and
terms that all seem like Greek to the
average user not only in Guyana but
the world over. As we move towards
integrating ITC into our society, were
going to be faced with this language
more and more. Here is a very con-
densed ITC dictionary featuring defi-
nitions of some of the key terms used
in the field:
ADSL asymmetrical digital subscriber line, a cop-
- per cable solution to connectivity, that provides fast
download speeds but much slower upload speeds
-: hence asymmetrical.

Bandwidth the total amount of data that can be
moved through the network per unit of time. Con-
nection, measured in kbps (kilobits per sec-
ond) and megabits per second (mbps).-

Bps Abbreviation of bits per second, the standard
measure of data transmission speeds.

CAD Acrdnym-for computer-aided design. A CAD
system is a- combination of hardware and software
that enables. engineers and architects to design
everything from furniture to airplanes. In addition
to the software, CAD systems require a high-qual-
ity graphics: monitor; a mouse, light pen, or digitiz-
ihng tablet for drawing; -and a special printer or plot-
ter for printing design specifications.

CBT Acronym for computer-based training, a type
of education whereby the student learns by ex-
ecuting special training programmes on a computer.
CBT is especially -effective for training people to use
computer applications since the CBT programme can
be integrated with the applications so that students
can practice using the application as they learn.

DSL digital subscriber line can provide data rates
from 384 kbps or more downstream over existing
telephone lines greater bandwidth, so becoming
popular in industrialized countries, and is replacing

HTML Short for HyperText Markup Language, the
authoring language used to create documents on
the World Wide Web. HTML is similar to SGML, al-
though it is not a strict subset. HTML defines the
structure and layout of a Web document by using
a variety of tags and attributes.

IP The Internet Protocol (IP) is a method to ex-
change, to send and to receive all types of infor-
mation. It can be used for telephone calls, playing
games or watching movies. The Internet Protocol
is a process. for combining information into packets,
and sending these from one, point to another. It can
operate faster, and send more information, because
it groups large quantities of information into. small:
packets that are faster to transmit and subse-
quently less expensive to send.

Linux Linux is a public domain operating system
software based on UNIX. Linux can be downloaded
from the Internet free of charge.
Open Source (1) Generically, open source refers
to a program in which the source code is available
to the general public for use and/or modification
from its original design free of charge. (2) A certi-
fication standard issued by the Open Source Initia-
tive (OSI) that indicates that the source code of a
computer program is made available free of charge
to the general public.
PSTN Short for Public Switched Telephone Net-
work, which refers to the international telephone
system based on copper wires carrying analog
voice data. This is in contrast to newer telephone
networks base on digital technologies, such as ISDN
and FDDI.
Push In client/server applications,,to send data to
a client without the client requesting it. The Web is
based on a pull technology where the client browser
must request a Web page before it is sent. Broad-
cast media, on the other hand, are push technolo-
gies because they send information out regardless
of whether -anyone is tuned in. The most widely
used push technology is e-mail the sender pushes
the message to the receiver.
SGML Short for Standard Generalized. Markup Lan-
guage, a system for organizing and tagging ele-
ments of a document.. SGML was developed and

Si t istanaaraizeo- y mte International organization ror
ISDN integrated services digital network regu- Standards (ISO) in 1986.
lar twisted-pair copper telephone lines that can carry' .
two 64 kbps channels and one 16 kbps signalling TDMA Short for Time Division Multiple Access, a
channel technology for delivering digital wireless service us-
ing time-division multiplexing (TDM). TDMA works by
ISP -Internet Service Provider d dividing a radio frequency into time slots and then
allocating slots to multiple calls. In this way, a single
LAN A computer network that spans a relatively : frequency can support multiple, simultaneous data
channels. TDOMA is. used by the. GSM digital cellular
small area. Most LANs are confined to a single build- channels. TDMA is used by M
ing or group of buildings. However, one LAN can be. syst...
connected to other LANs over any distance. via tele- .VITAsat Volunteers in Technical' Assistance (VITA)
phone lines and radio waves. A system of LANS con- developed a satellite system capable of delivering
nected in this way is called a wide-area network low-cost, sustainable connectivity to remote com-
(WAN). munities

LCD Short for liquid crystal display, a
type of display used in digital watches
and many portable computers.

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Bank of Guyana:
Electricity & Energy Sectors.
Environmental Protection Agency:
Government Information Agency:
Guiana Elections Commission:
Guyana Energy Agency:
Guyana Forestry Commission:
Guyana Geology and Mines Commission
Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Petroleum
Guyana National Bureau of Standards
Guyana Office for Investment
Guyana Parliamentary Library
Guyana Prison Service
Guyana Revenue Authority
Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Institute of Private Enterpnse Development
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture Hydromet Dept.
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Human Services and Social Secunty
Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce
National.Frequency Management Unit
National. HIVAIDS Programme
National Libnrsy
Office.of=aie sident
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W3C Short for World Wide Web' Consortium, an
international consortium of companies involved with
the Internet and the Web. The W3C was founded
Sin 1994. by Tim.Berners-Lee, the original architect
of the World Wide Web. The organization's purpose
Ais:to develop open standards so that the Web
-evolves in a single direction rather than being splin-
tered among competing factions.
SWAP Wireless Access Protocol has been developed
to make it possible to transmit web pages and
other data to cellular phones. It may be adapted
for wireless services in developing countries so that
SInternet information can be transmitted to low
bandwidth wireless systems.
Webcast (v.) (1) To use the Ihternet to broad-
cast live or delayed audio and/or video transmis-
sions, much like traditional television and radio
broadcasts. Users typically must have the appropri-
ate multimedia application in order to view a
Webcast. (2) To use push technology, such as e-
Smail, to send Web-based information to an Internet
user. (n.) The data transmission that results from
one "of the above methods. Netcast is another
name for Webcast.
WiFi Wireless Fidelity W
operates in an unregu-
lated band of radio spec-
trum designated 802.11,
-an unlicensed band of
spectrum that is shared
and available for use by

XML Short for Extensible Markip Language, a
specification developed by the W3C. XML is a pared-
: down version of SGML, designed especially for Web
:documents. It allows designers to create their own
: .. customized tags, enabling the definition, transmis-
sjioo, .,ytUhtior,. and interpretation of data between
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A review by Norman Faria.

IT'S not easy in a developing country like Guyana
to review Brokeback Mountain, the much talked
about movie about a love affair between two
It may be recalled, it has won almost every award at indepen-
dent bodies such as BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. It had also
been nominated for eight Oscars this year including Best Picture (in
the end, it received three, including Best Director for Ang Lee)
It's the story of two cowboys, Ennis Del Mar (superbly played
by Australian actor Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (played by Los
Angeles-born Jake Gyllenhaal) who meet in the summer of 1963
while tending sheep on Brokeback Mountain in the U.S. state of Wyo-
Eventually, they go their separate ways and get married to
women who have their children. But they rekindle their passions ev-
ery now and again on "fishing trips" to the mountains until the
Controversially, the movie has been damned by right wing
churches in the US and elsewhere. In Barbados, the proprietor of
island's only existing traditional cinema, The Globe, refused to show
it (this reviewer saw it in a small theatre in the Sheraton Plaza in the


Proulx (pronounced Proo), isn't that great. It is pure melodrama
my view, some of the scenes are quite tedious. But we come to
derstand the frustrations of two working class young men who d
know what the future holds. They have to be secretive al
their special relationship. As things stand now in their commu
they understand it is doomed.
Twist comes across as the more homosexual of the two and

A scene from the movie

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal

island). And one or two businesspeople/ pastors (sorry to link the
descriptions but sometimes there isn't much of a difference) called
for a boycott of it. None of the mainstream religions have spoken
against it. The island's Censorship Board okayed it to be screened.
Homosexuality is still regarded as deviant behaviour by many
ordinary Guyanese from all walks of life. It goes against the grain of
all that our main religions and cultural norms have taught about fam-
ily life and marriage. We must respect these sentiments and be sensi-
tive to people's traditional viewpoints and feelings. Evolutionary
wise (the need for men and women to mate and raise offspring to
carry on their genes), homosexuality just doesn't make sense.
The reality is that the sexual attraction of men towards
men, and women towards women (lesbianism), is a reality in
every society in every part of the world including Guyana. There
can be no getting away from it. We have to take it into account.
No amount of quoting from the Scriptures or holy books will
properly address the matter. HIV-AIDS is no longer a "homo-
sexual disease"
Scientific studies continue about what makes a person "gay" to
use a popular description to describe homosexuality. Psychiatrists
and Psychologists seem to have discarded the notion that it is a sick-
ness. They are looking more at biological theories including genes
makeup, pre-natal chemistry and other factors rather than it being a
psychological deviance. So long as there is no obstruction of the or-
derly development of society, so long as gay people are economi-
cally productive and not engaged in criminal activity such as pedo-
philia, then serious analysts suggest "let them be"..
Gay people have suffered untold cruelties, even torture and death,
because of who they are and through no fault of their own. In de-
fence of the "basic humanity" of peoples worldwide, as the
progressive, US publication Peoples Weekly World succinctly put
it, the movie Brokeback Mountain is urging understanding and toler-
The film script, based on a 1997 short story in the New Yorker
magazine by the otherwise widely read and admired US writer Annie


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Mar seems to have been caught up in something against his will but
who eventually accepts the close friendship it becomes. His sudden
conversion to intimacy with another man doesn't quite come across
naturally, in my view, and this is another flaw in the movie. Both of
them say they aren't "queer" to use a popular derogatory word in
North America for gay men.
The sex scenes are sensitively handled by Lee who, significantly,
is the first person of Asian descent (he was born in Taiwan) to win
the Academy Awards Oscar for Best Director. The cinema in Barba-
dos, as elsewhere nevertheless gave it an Adults Only listing. I must
confess however, the "normal scenes of Del Mar with his long
suffering wife Alma (an excellent performance by Michelle Williams
who became Ledger's real life girlfriend while filming on the set and
later bore him a daughter) came as a refreshing break after the pro-
longed scenes of the two men in and around their tent on the moun-
Lee doesn't dwell too much on overt ostracism of gays and hate
crimes against them. But it is there. Tellingly, the movie is set (the
S movie's main outdoor action was actually shot in the
S breathtaking mountains of Alberta province in Canada) in the state
of Wyoming. It was there in the town of Laramie in October 1997,
that one of the most horrific murders of a gay man took place. A 21-
S year-old political science student at Wyoming University, Matthew
Shepherd, was taken out into an isolated field at midnight by two
a. In men posing as gays. He was then tied to a wooden fence, pistol
un- whipped, tortured and left to freeze to death. His head split with
don't fractures, he was found the next morning and taken to hospital where
bout he died five days later. The murder, for which the killers got long
nity, prison sentences, horrified mainstream America and liberal-democratic
Del Part of a statement read by his parents Dennis and Judy Shep-
Sherd as he lay in hospital read:
"Matthew's one intolerance is
% hen people don't accept others as
the\ are. He has always strongly
fell that all people are the same re-
gardless of their sexual preferences,
S,: race or religion."
SIn Guyana today, we have the
r senseless killing of innocent people,
J sometimes for the trivial of reasons.
SP Some of these killers are inherently
urredeemable and too far gone for
any chance of rehabilitation. These
lazy cowards shooting hardworking
s ore owners and working people
I; will eventually die by the swords
~ they live by.
There are others who may be
Tempted to join in this ultimately
futile criminal activity. Perhaps
for them, the love and basic hu-
manity shown in films like
Brokeback Mountain may have
some redeeming value. Not to
concert them to be gay men or
lesbians. This is an impossibil-
ity. But to influence them to love
their fellow Guyanese and
Guyana and work to make the
country an even better place for alL

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By Alister Doyle,
Environment Correspondent

OSLO (Reuters) Exotic frogs
and toads are dying out in
the jungles of Latin America,
apparent victims of global
warming in what might be a
harbinger of one of the worst
waves of extinction since the
Accelerating extinctions would
derail a United Nations goal of "a
significant reduction in the current
rate of biodiversity loss" by 2010.
That target will be reviewed at a
U.N. meeting of environment min-
isters in Curitiba, Brazil, on March
"We are facing an extinction
crisis," said Anne Larigauderie,
head of Paris-based Diversitas
which promotes research into
life on the planet.
She estimated the rate of
loss of all species was now 10-
100 times faster than little-un-
derstood rates from fossil
records. The task of gauging the
exact rate is complicated by the
fact that no one knows exactly
how many species exist.
Many scientists say global
warming widely blamed on
burning fossil fuels in factories,
power plants and vehicles is
adding to other human threats
including destruction of habitats
from expanding cities, defores-
tation and pollution.
For now, amphibians such
as frogs, toads, salamanders and
newts are on the front-line -
they live both in water and on
land and have a porous skin sen-
sitive to changes in temperature
and moisture. A skin fungus is
also decimating amphibians.
In coming decades, threats
could widen to creatures rang-

Vanishing toads could

portend extinction crisis

ing from polar bears to tropical
butterflies. A few species might
benefit, such as forests expand-
ing north to the Arctic.
"We're probably looking at
one of the worst spasms of ex-
tinction in millions of years,
even without climate change,"
said Lee Hannah, an expert at
Conservation International.
"But we have it in our ability
to do something about it."
"Many species are already
moving right to the brink," said
Craig Hilton-Taylor, head of the
'Red List' publication of endan-
gered species at the World Con-
servation Union.

The latest 2004 Red List
gives "climate change" alongside
"disease" as main factors for the
extinction of the Golden Toad of
Costa Rica, Ecuador's Jambato
Toad and an Ecuadorean toad
known as Atelopus Longirostis.
"We have never used 'cli-
mate change' in previous publi-
cations as a cause of extinction,"
Hilton-Taylor said. "I'm sure it
will be used more in future."
A study in the journal Na-
ture in January said two-thirds
of 110 species of Harlequin frog
in central and South America had
died out in the past 20 years. It
implicated a warming climate in
helping spread fungus.
In the worst case, some


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A FROG is silhouetted on a leaf at La Selva biological
station in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica January 12, 2006.

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studies say the world could be
facing one of the biggest waves
of species loss since the dino-
saurs were wiped out 65 million
years ago.
Larigauderie said the U.N. goal
of slowing biodiversity loss was
impossible. "It's totally unrealistic..
We don't know what there is out
there and we don't know how it's
changing," she said.

SOverall, the Red List says
844 species have disappeared
since 1500, ranging from the
dodo to the Tasmanian tiger.
In one of the bleakest pro-
jections, a 2004 international
study said a quarter of all spe-
cies perhaps a million could
be condemned to extinction by
2050, partly because of a warm-
ing climate.

"You could argue that cli-
mate change is already starting
to be on a par with other causes
of species loss." said Chris Tay-
lor, the study's lead author who
is a professor of conservation
biology at the University of
York in England.
Species limited to a single
mountain-top like the Golden
Toad were unable to escape if
it got too hot. In other cases, cit-
ies, roads or farmland may block
the path of animals and plants
moving toward the poles, the
study said.

Others say the outlook is
less grim.
"In a lot of cases, species
will be able to move toward the
poles or find pockets of envi-
ronments where they can sur-
vive," said Paul Leadley, a pro-
fessor of ecology at the Univer-
sity of Paris.
He said an abrupt tempera-
ture rise at the end of the last
Ice Age 10,000 years ago did not
trigger a mass extinction.
The head of the U.N.'s cli-
mate panel said preserving na-
ture was more than just a ques-
tion of helping exotic animals
and plants to survive.
"Human progress has been
supported by the healthy con-
tinuation of-biodiversity," said
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of

the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change, the scientific
body of about 2,000 scientists
that advises the United Nations.
"All our food crops, medi-
cines and so many other things
that we take for granted in day-
to-day living are the result of
what we have exploited in the
form of nature's bounty," he
said. He urged governments to
do more to slow climate change.
The Kyoto Protocol, the main
U.N. plan to curb global waning,
obliges about 40 industrial nations
to cut emissions of heat-trapping
gases by 5.2 percent below 1990
levels by 2008-12.
President George W. Bush
pulled the United States, the
world's top source of emissions,
out in 2001. He denounced
Kyoto as an economic strait-
jacket that would cost U.S. jobs
and said it wrongly excluded de-
veloping nations.
Public concern about nature
can sometimes produce huge ef-
forts to protect species.
In the United States, dis-
covery of the tiny snail darter
fish delayed construction of the
Tellico Dam on the Little Ten-
nessee River after it was listed
as endangered in the 1970s.
In other cases, species that
held promise have vanished.
The tiny Australian North-
ern Gastric-Brooding Frog had
the trick of incubating its young
in its stomach by turning off its
digestive juices. That could have
helped pharmaceutical compa-
nies to work out stomach anti-
ulcer drugs.
Extinct according to the
Red List, it has not been seen
in the wild since 1985, a vic-
4tim :of habitat:loss and dis-

sO Ph 1I~5


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 comer 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.

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.
oC'. ernment Is c.3 bC .,e.Aed or rnF '' 'w gin3 go. g,


Government of Guyana/Inter-American Development Bank
Loan No. 1021/SF/GY
Urban Development Programme
Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of:

Information Systems Specialist
- Performs the repairs, maintenance and upgrading of the computer network system
hardware and software and also writing of computer programmes.
Reviews the Urban Development Programme (UDP) design and advises on the type of
management information system which best suits its demand
Recommends hardware and software for the Project Executing Unit (PEU) as well as
each of the six municipalities
Assists in the assessment of the level of expertise of the Ministry of Local Government
and Regional Development (MLGRD), PEU and town councils and makes
recommendations for the type and training necessary.
Analyses strategic direction and studies functional design layouts of the facilities at
MLGRD and town councils to determine functional localization of microcomputers.
Assists the UDP in purchasing and installating hardware and software packages.

Qualifications and Experience
Degree in Computer Science with special training in network system, hardware and
software repairs and maintenance. The applicant must also have knowledge of
computer programming with a least five (5) years' relevant experience. MSCE
Certificate desirable.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications along with detailed curriculum vitae and two references should be sent to
the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development,
Son Srteet Kinmston no later than March 31. 2006
Go.errment 3. d can oe .ewed on nntp IfJ gina gov gy

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Continued from page 2A

5. Deputy Heads of Grade A Community.High Schools

(a) Heads of Grade C Community High and Secondary
(b) Deputy Heads of Grade B Community High and Secondary
(c) Senior Masters/Mistresses and Trained Heads of
Departments of Community High and Secondary Schools all
with at least three (3) years of experience or combinations
of such experience in such schools.

6. Deputy Heads of Grade B Community High Schools

Senior Masters/Mistresses and Trained Heads of Department
of Community High and Secondary Schools, all with at least
three (3) years of experience or combinations of experience
as such.

7. Senior Masters/Mistresses of Community High Schools

Trained Teachers with at least four (4) years of post-training
experience at least two (2) years of which, immediately
preceding the application, must have been in a Community
High and/or Secondary School or the Top of a Primary School.

8. Heads of Departments in Community High Schools

(a) Trained University Graduates with at least three (3) years of
experience (after attaining trained status) which experience
must have been in the specific subject area in a Community
High or a Secondary School (or any combination of such
experience in such schools).
(b) Untrained University Graduates with at least four (4) years of
experience (after attaining University Graduate status) which
experience must have been in the specific subject area in a
Community High School or a Secondary School or Top of
Primary Schools (or any combination of such experience in
such schools).
(c) Trained Teachers with at least five (5) years of experience
(after attaining trained status) which experience must have
been in the specific subject area in a Community High
School or a Secondary School or Top of Primary Schools (or
any combination of such experience in such schools).

1. Heads of Grade A Practical Instruction Centres

(a) Heads of Grade B and Grade C Practical Instruction
(b) Deputy Heads of GradeA Practical Instruction Centres.

2. Heads of Grade B Practical Instruction Centres

(a) Heads of Grade C Practical Instruction Centres.
(b) Deputy Heads of Grade A Practical Instruction Centres.

3. Heads of Grade C Practical Instruction Centres

(a) Deputy Heads of Grade A Practical Instruction Centres.

(b) Trained Heads of Practical Instruction Departments in
Primary, Secondary and Community High Sch6ols and
Practical Instruction Centres and Senior Masters/Mistresses
of Practical Instruction Centres all with at least two (2) years
of experience or combinations of such experience in such

4. Deputy Heads of Grade A Practical Instruction Centres
(a) Heads of Grade C Practical Instruction Centres
(b) Trained Heads of Practical Instruction Departments in Primary,
Secondary and Community High Schools
and Practical Instruction Centres and Senior
Masters/Mistresses of Practical Instruction Centres
all with at leasttwo (2) years of experience or
combinations of such experience in such schools.

5. Senior Masters/Mistresses of Practical Instruction

(a) Trained University Graduates with at least two (2) years of
experience (after attaining trained status) which experience
must have been in the specific subject area in a Primary,
Secondary or a Community High School or a Practical
Instruction Centre (or any combination of such experience in
such schools).
(b) Trained Teachers with at leastfour (4) years of experience (after
attaining trained status) which experience must have been in
the specific subject area in a Primary, Secondary or a
Community High School or a Practical Instruction Department
or Centre (or any combination of such experience in such

6 Heads of Subiect Departments in the Pre-Vocational Stream

(a) Trained University Graduates with at least three (3) years of
experience (after attaining trained status) which experience
must have been in the specific subject area in a Primary,
Secondary or a Community High School or a Practical
Instruction Centre (or any combination of such experience in
such schools).
(b) Untrained University Graduates with at least four (4) years of
experience (after attaining University Graduate status) which
experience must have been in the specific subject area in a
Primary, Secondary or a Community High School or a Practical
Instruction Centre (or any combination of such experience in
such schools).
(c) Trained Teachers with at least four (4) years of experience (after
attaining trained status) which experience must have been in the
specific subject area in Primary, Secondary or a Community
High School or a Practical Instruction Department or Centre (or
anycombination of such experience in such schools).

Signed: FrancescaVieira



1. Santa Rosa(NHA) 1
2. Hydronie 3
3. Versailles 3
4. Den Amstel 3
5 Kuru Kururu 4
6. Better Hope 4
7. Prince William St. 4
8. AnnandaleWest 4
9. Ascension GT
10. J.E. Burnham GT
11. Sherman's GT
12. Joanna 6
13. No. 1 Reef 6
14. No.69 6
15. Yakusari 6
16 Smythfield 6
17. Sand Creek(NHA) 9
18. Karaudarnau(NHA) 9


1. Sheba(NHA) 1
2. Bumbury (NHA) 1
3. Pakera (NHA) 1
4. Kwebanna (HA) 1
5. Fort Island 3
6. St. Cuthbers 4
7. Mora Point 5
8. St. Francis 5.
9. Calcutta
(w.e.f. 2006-11-01) 5





South Road
Stella Maris
St. Agnes
Smyth Street
St. Christopher
Crabwood Creek


1. Perth 5
2. St Mary's(New
Amsterdam) 6

10. Joppa 6
11 Yupukar(NHA) 9
12. Nappi (NHA) 9
13. Aranaputa(NHA) 9
14. Karasabai(NHA) 9
15. Katoka(NHA) 9
16. Parishara 9
17. Moco-Moco 9
18. Kumu(NHA) 9
19. Parikwarunau(NHA) 9
20. Potarinau(NHA) 9
21. Katoonarib(NHA) 9
22. Surama(NHA) 9
23. Wowetta(NHA) 9
24. Yakarinta(NHA) 9
25. Massara(NHA) 9
26. Toka(NHA) 9
27. Shea(NHA) 9
28. Awarewaunau
(NHA) 9
29. Achawib(NHA) 9
30. Tiperu (NHA) 9
31. Yorong Peru(NHA) 9
32. Tiger Pond(NHA) 9
33. Mabura Hill 10
34. Weroni 10
35. West Watooka 10



1. Headstart GT
2. Lodge GT



1. Santa Rosa 1
2. Meten-Meer-Zorg 3
3. Leonora 3
4. Vreed-en-Hoop 3
5.. Craig 4
6. Enmore-Hope 4
7. Lusignan 4
(w.e.f. 2006-10-01)
8. Comenius GT
9. Rama Krishna GT
10. Sophia GT
11 Bath 5
12. Corriverton 6
13. CrabwoodCreek 6
14. Cropper 6
15. Rose Hall 6
16. Tain 6


1. St. Mary's (EBD) 4
2. Plaisance 4
3. Providence 4
4. Covent Garden 4
(w.e.f. 2007-01-01)
5. Enterprise GT
6. WoodleyPark 5
7. St.Aloysius 6
8. Port Mourant 6
(w.e.f. 2007-01-01)
9. Rose Hall Estate 6
10 Massiah 6
11.Auchlyne 6


1. Mathew's Ridge
(NHA) 1
2. Mc Gillivary 3
3. La Retraite 3
4. Stewartville 3
5. Uitvugt 3
6. Supply(ECD) 4
7. Swami Pumananda 4
8. Victoria 4
9. Smith's Memorial GT
10. Ithaca 5
11. Orealla 6
12. All Saints 6
13. Betsy Ground 6
14 MacKenzie 10


1. Peter and Paul
2. Jacklow
3. Riverstown
4. Eastern Leguan
5. Hague
6. LowWood(NHA)
7. Lancaster
8. St. Cuthberts
9. Bara Cara
10. Siparuta

11. GCtaftar/
12 Fynsh
13 Holy Name(NHA)
14 72Miles
15_ Chenapou(NHA)
16 Kopinang(NHA)
17- Kundubaru(NHA)
18- A wb(HA)


1. AlmondBeach(HA) 1
2. Warapoka(HA) 1
3 Hobeda(HA) 1
4. St Cyprian's(HA) 1
5. Lower Waini(HA) 1
6. St John's(HA) 1
7- St Dominids(HA) 1
8. St Margares (HA) 1
9 St Nians (HA) 1
10. lack Water (HA) 1
11 SLAnthonys (HA) 1
12 Seba( A) 1
13. SantaCuz(HA) 1
14. St Bede's (HA) 1
15. Chiese
LandMg(HA) 1
16. Kokerite(HA) 1
17. Arakaka(HA) 1
18. Assaata(NHA) 1
19. CaraCara(HA) 3
20. Northem Hogg
and(NHA) 3
21- Lanaballi(HA) 3
22 AIiNHA) 3
23 Upper Bonaska(HA)3
24. Ridge(NHA) 3
25. Clemwood 3
26. Endeavour(HA) 3
27. BagovWe 3
28. ora(NHA) 4
29.Mobiissa 4
30. Gras Hook 5
31Esau & Jacob 5
32 Abay 5
33. Tacouba 6
34- ightown 6
35. Wieper(HA) 7
36 Kmupng(HA) 7
37 S Mart's (HA) 7
38. Ciung
Mouth(NHA) 8
39. IabacHiA) 8
40- Knana(NHA) 8
41. Tusene(NHA) 8
42. Kalapang (NHA) 8
43- Kba upai (NHA) 8
44. Kparu(NHA) 8
45 Malcak (NHA) 8
46. cobie(NHA) 8
47. Taruca(IA) 8
48. Tuseneng(NHA) 8
49 Kaoka(HA) 9
50. Kaicmbay(HA) 9
51 Hiwa(HA) 9
52. Batoon(HA) 9
53- Rupmau(HA) 9
54. Siii(HA) 9
55- Wbwetb(HA) 9
56. Konashen(HA) 9
57. Ruwmula(HA) 9
58. Taushida(HA) 9
59. Muritao 10
60. 47 Miles 10
61. Kibin '10
62. Gaeroy 10
63. MtCarmel 10



1 SantaRosa
2 Leonora
3 Lusignan
4. Graham's Hall
5- Rama Krishna
6- FEPolard
7 Sacred Heart
8- StelaMaris
9. Comenius
10 One Me


1- Zeeklugt
2 Paradise
3 orwbrook
(we.f. 2007-01-01)
4. Fendship(ECD)
5- Ecdes
6. Covent Garden
7- Vryheids Lust
8. Redeemer G
9 StAmbrose
10. Saced Heart
11- Amea's Waid

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HA = Housing Available
NHA = No Housing


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1. C.V.Nunes 2
2. Vreed-en-Hoop 3
3. Meten-Meer-Zorg 3
4. Leonora 3
5. Craig 4
6. Helena 4
7. Lusignan
(2 vacancies) 4
8. Enterprise(ECD) 4
9. St Gabriels
(2 vacanies) GT
10. Graham's Hall GT
11 West Ruimveldt GT
12. StellaMaris
vacanciese) GT
13. David Rose Sch for
Hamdcapped Children GT
14. St Margarefs
(3 vacancies) GT
15. Ketley GT
16. Coton Tree
(2 vacancies) 5
17. Latchmansingh 5
18. Rosignol 5
19. Crabwood Creek 6
20. Rose Hall 6
21. Coniverton 6
22. OneMile 10
23. St.Aidan's 10


1. Charty 2
2. LaGrange 3
3. Diamond 4
4. Eccles 4
5. Ann's Grove 4
6. Virginia 4
7. Novar 5
8. Massiah 6
9. St.Aloysius 6
10.St. John the
Baptist 7


1. Kabakabun
2. Stewartville
3. Supply (ECD)
4. Timehri
5. Montrose
6. Gibson
7. No.5Primary
8. Calcutta
9- DeHoop
10. Mbikun
11. Joanna
12. Ednburgh
13. Arapaima(NHA)
14 Karasabai(NHA)


1. Peter & Paul(NHA) 1
2. Kamwatta
(Monica)(NHA) 1
3. Kwebana(NHA) 1
4. ilydale 2
5- Friendship 2
6 Lower Bonsika(HA) 3
7. LowWood(NHA) 4
8. StCuthberfs :4
9. Laluni : 4
10-Agricola GT
11. Central GT.
12. Seafield
: '3.NDo.s 5t *^*,-,-,^
14.No.56 6
15. Holy Name '7
16. Chenapou(HA). '8-
17. Kato(NHA) '
18 Kopinang(HA) 8
19. Monkey
Mountain(HA) 8
20.'Potarinau(NHA) 9
21 Sawariwau(NHA) 9
22 Aranaputa(NHA) 9
23. Shea(NHA) 9

24. Maruranau(NHA) 9
25. Awarewaunau(NHA) 9
26. Aishalton(NHA) 9
27. Tipuru(NHA) 9
28. Tiger Pond (NHA) 9
29. Achawib(NHA) 9
30. Massara (NHA) 9
31. Parishara(NHA) 9




1. Rosignol 5



1. Rosignol 5


1. Fort Ordnance 6



1. Diamond 4
2. Paradise 4


1. Fort Ordnance 6




1. Charity
2. Bladen Hall
3. New Campbellville
4. North G/town
5. North Ruimveldt'
6. Ascension CHS
7. St. Marys High
8. Belladrum
9. Bush Lot
10. Central Corentyne
11 J.C. Chandisingh
12. Vryman's Erven '


1. Aurora 2
2 L'Aventure 3
3. Ann's Grove CHS 4
4. Buxton CHS 4
5. East Ruimveldt GT
6. St. Winefride's GT
7. Tucville GT
8. Lower Corentyne 6
9. Tutorial Academy 6
10. Manchester 6
11. Skeldon High
(w.e.f. 2006-10-01) 6
12. Port Mourant CHS 6
13. Winifred Gaskin CHS 6


1. Port Kaituma 1
2. 8th of MayCHS 2
3. Vergenoegen CHS 3
4. Leguan 3
5. Soesdyke CHS 4
6. Dora 4
7. St. Barnabas Special GT
8. David Rose CHS GT
9. Freeburg GT
10. Fort Wellington 5


1. Annai(HA) 9

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i II



1 Patentia 3
2 NewC'Ville GT
3 Sophia Special GT
4 Richard Ishmael GT
5. Skeldon Line Path 6
6 Canje 6


1. Port Mourant CHS 6



1. Patentia
2. Zeeburg
3. L'Aventure
4. Stewartville
5. Bladen Hall
6. Swami Purnananda
7. Beterverwagting
(3 vacancies)
8' Richard Ishmael
(2 vacancies)
9. Queenstown CHS
10. Lodge CHS
11. Bush Lot
12. Skeldon High
13. Berbice Edn. Inst.
14. Vryman's Erven
15. J.C. Chandisingh
(2 vacancies)
16. Christianburg/


1. Golden Grove
2. St. George's High
3. Queenstown CHS
4. St. Winefride's
5. Tucville
(2 vacancies)
6. Kingston CHS


1. Santa Rosa(NHA)
2. 8 th of May CHS
3. Johanna Cec. CHS
4. Soesdyke CHS
5. St. Barnabas Special
6. Mahdia
7. Paramakatoi


1. Annai(HA)
2. Aishalton(HA)


1. Santa Rosa(NHA)
2. Port Kaituma(NHA)
3. Wales CHS
4. Zeeburg
5. Vergenoegen CHS
6. Bladen Hall
7. Beterverwagting CHS
8. Plaisance CHS
9. Dora
10. Lodge CHS
11. North G/town
12. Charlestown
13. Houston CHS
14. St. Mary's High
15. East Ruimveldt
16. Carmel CHS
17. Kingston CHS
18. Alleyne's High
19. Freeburg
20. St. George's
21. David Rose CHS
22. Ascension CHS
23. Tucville
24. Central Corentyne
25. J.C. Chandisingh
26. Canje
27. Vryman's Erven
28 Black Bush
29. Lower Corentyrie
30. Port Mouranf CHS
31. Waramadong (NHA)
32. Annai
33. Aishalton'


1. Santa Rosa(NHA)
2. Port Kaituma(NHA)
3. Leonora

4 Vreed-en-Hoop CHS
5 Zeeburg
6 Bladen Hall
7 Swami Purnananda
8 Beterverwagting CHS
9 Golden Grove
10 Ann's Grove
11 Plaisance CHS
12 Dora
13. Soesdyke CHS
14 Friendship (EBD)
15. Dolphin
16. New C'Ville
17. North R'veldt
18. North G/Town
19. Houston CHS
20. Lodge CHS
21. East R'veldt
22. St. George's
23. St. Winefide's
24. Carmel CHS
25. Kingston CHS
26. Alleyne's High
27. Freeburg
28. Ascension CHS
29. David Rose CHS
30. Belladrum
31. Fort Wellington
32. J.C. Chandisingh
33. Canje
34. Lower Corentyne
35. Tutorial Academy
36. Skeldon Line Path
37. Waramadong
38. Annai
39. Aishalton


1. Port Kaituma
2. Santa Rosa
3. Cotton Field
4 4. 8th of May CHS
GT 5. Stewartville
GT 6. Vreed-en-Hoop CHS
GT 7. Zeeburg
8 Uitvlugt
GT 9. Friendship (EBD)
GT 10. Golden Grove
11. Ann's Grove
12. Plaisance CHS
13. Bladen Hall
14. Swami Purnananda
1 15. Beterverwagting CHS
2 16. Soesdyke CHS
2 17. Ascension CHS
GT 18. Houston CHS
8 19. Lodge CHS
8 20. North R'veldt
21. St. John's College
22. Dolphin
23. Carmel CHS
9 24. Kingston CHS
9 25. Queenstown CHS
26. Alleyne's
27. David Rose CHS
28. Freeburg
1 29. Belladrum
1 30. Bush Lot
3 31. Skeldon High
3 32. Canje
3 33. Berbice Edn Inst.
4 34. Vryman's Erven
4 35. Lower C'tyne
4 36. Port Mourant CHS
4 37. Waramadong
GT 38. Annai(HA)
GT 39. Aishalton(HA)
-T 40. Kwakwani


[AIl Vacancies are for
Spanish exceptwhere
indicated otherwise

Port Kaituma
Santa Rosa(NHA)
Cotton Field
Richard Ishmael


1 Santa Rosa(NHA)
2. Port Kaituma(NHA)
3. Leonora
4. Patentia
5. Wales CHS
6. Parika Salem CHS
7. Vergenoegen CHS
8 St. John's CHS
9. Swami Purnananda
10. Buxton CHS

11 Plaisance CHS
12. Golden Grove
13 Dora
14 Lodge CHS
15 East R'veldt
16 Carmel CHS
17. David Rose CHS
18 Tucville
19 Freeburg
20 Belladrum
21. Skeldon Line Path
22. J.C. Chandisingh
23. Canje
24. Berbice Edn. Inst
25. Vryman's Erven
26. Black Bush
27. Waramadong
28. Annai (HA)
29. Aishalton (HA)


1. Santa Rosa(NHA)
2. Port Kaituma(NHA)
3. Aurora
4. Leonora
5. Stewartville
6. Zeeburg
7. Vreed-en-Hoop CHS
8. Bladen Hall
9. Friendship (EBD)
10. Dora
11. Soesdyke CHS
12. Charlestown
13. Dolphin
14. NewC'ville
15. North R'veldt
16. North G/town
17. St. John's College
18. Lodge CHS
19. St. George's High
20. St. Winefride's
21. Kingston CHS
22. Queenstown CHS
23. Alleyne's High
24. Tucville
25. Bygeval
26. Belladrum
27. Bush Lot
28. Corentyne Compre.
29. Winifred Gaskin
30. Lower Corentyne
31. Manchester
32. Annai(HA)
33. Aishalton (HA)


1. Johanna Cecilia
2. Charity
3. 8 th of May
4. Aurora
5. Vreed-en-Hoop CHS
6. Friendship (EBD)
7. Tucville
8. Christianburg/


1. Port Kaituma (NHA)
2. Aurora
3. Johanna Cecelia
4. 8th of May CHS
5. Zeeburg
6 L'Adventure
7. Plaisance CHS
8. Bladen Hall
9. East Ruimveldt
10. New Campbellville
11. Lodge CHS
12. St. Mary's High
13. St. Winefride's
14. Bygeval
15. Winifred Gaskin
16. Manchester


1. Santa Rosa(NHA)
2. Port Kaituma (NHA)
3 Johanna Cecelia
4. Aurora
5. Leguan
6. Wales CHS
7. Zeeburg
8. Utvlugt
9. Bladen Hall
10. Friendship (EBD)
11. Dora
12. Buxton CHS
13 St John's College
14. Ascension CHS
15. NewC'ville

16 St Winefride's
17 Kingston CHS
18 Alleyne's High
19 East Ruimveldt
20 Bush Lot
21 Corentyne Compre
22 Central C'tyne
23 Winifred Gaskin
24 Lower C'tyne
25. Tutorial Academy
26. Port Mourant CHS
27. Black Bush


1. 8th of May CHS
2. Zeeburg
3. Uitvlugt
4. Buxton CHS
5. Dora
6. Bladen Hall
7. North G/town
8. North R'veldt
9. Lodge CHS
10. East Ruimveldt
11. St. George's High
12. Tucville
13. Bygeval
14. Bush Lot
15. Annai (HA)
16. Wisburg
17. New Silver City


1. Santa Rosa 1
2. Port Kaituma (NHA) 1
3. Charlestown GT
4. Dolphin GT
5. New C'ville GT
6. North G/town GT
7. North R'veldt GT
8. Black Bush 6
9. Skeldon Line Path 6
10. Central C'tyne 6
11. Corentyne Compre. 6
12. J.C. Chandisingh 6
13. Berbice High 6
14. Berbice Edn. Inst. 6




1. Agricola
(Home Economics) GT
2. New Amsterdam 6


1. Mahaica



1. Agricola
(Industrial Arts) GT
2. NewAmsterdam
(Industrial Arts) 6
3. NewAmsterdam
(Home Economics) 6



1 D'Urban Backlands GT
2. Kingston GT
3. Hopetown 5


1. Beterverwayting 4


1. Beterverwagting

Signed: Francesca Vieira

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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 in foods an
experiment. Today you will look at types of energy.

Last week we looked at energy in foods. Do you know
energy comes in different forms e.g. sound, electrical,
heat, food, light, fuels? So you have an idea of what
energy means or when someone talks about energy.

We will now look at Sound (energy)
Have you noticed how difficult it is to move anything with-
out making any noise?
Animals such as cats and tigers, which hunt for their prey
(food) at night, have soft pads on their feet so that they
can move stealthily. Owls, which hunt at night, have very
fluffy wings.

How Sound Travels
When someone is speaking to you, do they have to come
very close? The sound that he or she makes travels
through the air to your ears. Sound will travel through
other materials. If someone
calls out or makes noise in
another room, you can hear
it through the walls. Test it
yourself. Put one ear to a
water pipe and ask someone
to tap the pipe at another
part of the building. You can
hear the sound quite clearly,
showing that sound travels
through the iron pipe.


1. Hold a balloon near your

lips with the tips of your fingers. Now make an 'Ooh'
sound. Can you feel the balloon moving?

2. Take a clean comb and cover it with some thin tissue
paper. Then hold it lightly against your lips and hum a
tune. You will feel the tissue paper tickling your lips.
Both the balloon and the tissue paper shake to and fro
very quickly.
Scientists say they are vibrating.

3. Make a loop on a length of string. Put your hands over
your ears and arrange the loop over your hands as shown
above in the picture. Ask someone to hold the string tight
and tie a bunch of keys to the end and tap they; you will
hear a sound like bells. The sound traveled along the

Electricity is one of the most useful forms of energy, since
it can be made to travel through wires to any place where
it is needed.
It is known that electricity is made in big power stations
and then made to travel through wires to any part of a
country. It is done the same in our country.

Note: You must never touch anything that is connected
to an electrical supply unless you know you what to do.
You must never experiment with electrical mains, you
can try experiments with a torch battery, and learn a lot
about electricity in this way, because a torch battery does
not have enough electricity to harm you.

Another Experiment
Fit up a circuit like the one in the picture.
Now bridge the gap between the two wires with a five
dollar coin, a hair clip, a piece of plastic, and as many
other things as you can think of.
Which will conduct the electricity?
Bridge the gap with a piece of rubber. Will this conduct
the electricity? Can you explain why wires that carry
electricity are often given a thin coating of rubber?
Unfasten the wires from the wood block and dip the ends
into a saucer of water. Will water carry electricity?

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Hello boys and girls,
Thanks for coming along this week. Be reasonable
at this time with the way you treat yourself. Do not
keep long hours studying; long hours create mental
and physical stress and stress steals from good suc-
cess. Find time for recreation Help your parents to
be calm and in self-control. Love you
Useful Notes:
1. Essequibo is named after Guyana's mightiest river, the
2. The Essequibo River traverses the country from south
to north, splitting Guyana in two.
3. The head waters of the Essequibo have their origins in
Brazil, our neighboring country. These waters take a
northem flow through Guyana .
4. The Essequibo flows for htlliireds of miles before emp-
tying into the Atlantic Ocean.
5. The mouth of the Essequibo River is 21 miles wide.
6. Hundreds of islands lie within that river; the largest of
these is Hogg Island
7. Hogg Island has a greater length than the Caribbean
island of Barbados.
The Functions of the Courts in Guyana
Some Notes:
High Court (Assizes): This court determines the follow-
ing types of cases: criminal, matrimonial, compensation;
civil settlement of deeds of title disputes; will probations,
letters of administration.
The Magistrate Court: This court tries petty offences;
minor breaches of traffic laws; preliminary trials of certain
indictable offences; granting of licenses; issuance of sum-
monses and warrants; granting of bail; stipulation & col-
lection of child support to wives and neglected children.
The Appeal Court: This court hears appeals against con-
viction on any ground that involves a question of law or
any other ground sufficient for appeal; it hears cases
against decisions of judges and magistrates and civil
cases. (There is now a Caricom Court of Apeal that will

hear these appeal cases.)
Weather & Climate
Weather is the name given to describe the conditions
(change of atmosphere) over a short period of time, such
as a day or week.
Climate is described as the average conditions for long
periods like a number of years (like about 30 years or so).
Climate depends upon factors like latitude (where a place
is located); longitude (how high a place is located) near
or far from the sea; near mountains; wind direction; soil
and vegetation.
Climate can tell about distinct seasons. In Guyana we
enjoy both wet seasons and dry seasons.
For example in Guyana we get these seasons on the
1. A long rainy season in mid-April to mid-August.
2. A long dry season in mid-August to mid-November
3. A short rainy season in mid-November to mid-February
4. A short dry season in mid-February to mid-April
In the case of the Rupununi, which is the name given to
our grasslands; there is one rainy season and one dry
The Rupununi rainy season comes in April to September;
and the dry season comes in October to March.
The Forest Zone also has its seasons marked. Forest
lands enjoy both wet and dry seasons together because
there is not much difference in the seasons.
See some hikers on the Kaieteur trail.
Some Questions:
1. Which term is most suitable for describing Guyana's
a) average rainfall;
b) low rainfall;
c) hot but pleasant;
d) equatorial
2. Which is not a distinct geographical area in Guyana?
a) the coastal belt;
b) the forested area;
c) the mineral zone;
d) the hilly and sandy zone

3. The climate of Guyana dictates that we wear all-but
one type of clothing on a hiking trip.
a) lightweight;
b) casual;
c) cotton;
d) woolen clothing
4. Which one of the following listings does not belong to
the agricultural sector in Guyana?
a) sugar; b) wildlife;
c) timber; d) fish
5. Which of the following sectors accounts for about half
our national GDP?
a) agriculture;
b) mining and quarrying;
c) manufacturing;
d) construction
6. Which mineral is not considered very valuable mineral
deposit in Guyana?
a) black pearl;
b) gold;
c) diamond;
d) bauxite
See'some activities in the Rupununi.


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The Passage
Read the two passages below and
cific features.

note their spe-

A Tough Mind
Let us consider, first, the need for a tough mind,
characterized by incisive thinking, realistic appraisal,
and decisive judgment. The tough mind is sharp
and penetrating, breaking through the crust of leg-
ends and myths and sifting the true from the false.
The tough-minded individual is astute and discern-
ing. He has a strong austere quality that makes for
firmness of purpose and solidness of commitment.

Who doubts that this toughness of mind is one of
man's greatest needs? Rarely do we find men who
willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an
almost universal quest for easy answers and half-
baked solutions. Nothing pains more people more
than having to think.

My Family
...Apart from his mother and his birds I had discov-
ered that Kralsfsky had one great interest in life,
and that was an entirely imaginary world he had
evoked in his mind, a world in which rich and strange
adventures were always happening, adventures in
which there were only two major characters: him-
self (as hero) and a member of the opposite sex
who was generally known as a Lady. Finding that I
appeared to believe the anecdotes he related to me,
he got bolder and bolder, and day by day allowed
me to enter a little further into his private paradise.
It all started one morning when we were having a
break for coffee and biscuits. The conversation
somehow got on to dogs, and I confessed to an
overwhelming desire to possess a bulldog crea-
tures that I found quite irresistibly ugly.
'By Jove, yes! Bulldogs!" said Kralsfsky. "Fine
beasts, trustworthy and brave. One cannot say the
same of bullterriers, unfortunately."
He sipped his coffee and glanced at me shyly; I
sensed that I was expected to draw him out, so I
asked why he thought bull-terriers particularly un-
"Treacherous!" he explained, wiping his mouth.
"Most treacherous."
He leaned back in his chair, closed his eyes, and
placed the tips of his fingers together, as if praying.
"I recall that once many years ago when I was
in England I was instrumental in saving a lady's
life when she was attacked by one of those brutes."
He opened his eyes and peered at me; seeing
that I was all attention, he closed them again and
"It was a fine morning in spring, and I was taking
a constitutional in ....

What to do
1. Read each passage many times to get a good
understanding of what each is saying and how the
points are expressed.
2. Note the many details each contains. You should
also look at clarity of expression, and how topics
are linked.
3. Have a good look at whatever aspects) you need
to improve in your personal writing and strive for
improvement now. We should think that the punc-
tuation of dialogue would be of interest to those who
see it challenging. Also, the use of dialogue to build
up character, setting, and conflict can be looked at.

The Argument
A great writer, R. L. Stevenson, once said that an
argument has to hold the reader's attention just like
the action that holds the attention of onlookers at a

juggling exhibition. The manipulations on either side
or the arguments if for an instant is overlooked be-
come a sacrifice. The manipulations must be pre-
cise. The writer must use a pattern of expression,
which is pleasing to the ear, and which is addressed
throughout to logic. The fabric of argument must
be neatly woven. The words and phrases chosen
must be precisely what the writer wanted to solidify
and maintain his/her argument. If there is a knot in
the fabric grain, then it must be deliberate and aimed
to the forwarding and illuminating of the argument.
Failure in this is failure in the game.

Now read the following first-person account
which was put together by a young writer.
Read it. See whether you can tie in the ad-
vice of R. L. Stevenson (see R. L.
Stevenson above and the teacher's advice

The other day Miss Askew asked if we ever stopped
to think about money. Everyone in the class imme-
diately began to think about money, and the subject
eventually narrowed down to the United States coin
with the least value the penny. Then someone
wondered aloud what a penny would buy, but when
the class suggested bubble gum, Miss Askew sur-
prisingly enough looked interested. "All right, girls
and boys," she said. "Let's write about bubble gum."
We were all digging for pens and pencils when Miss
Askew stopped us. "Why!" she exclaimed. "You're
not ready to write about bubble gum. You haven't
enough thought to the subject."
"Thought to the subject?" said a voice from the back
of the room. "You don't have to think before you write
about bubble gum. You must go ahead and write
about it."
"Oh, no," said MissAskew. "You have to think what-
ever you write, no matter what the subject is. What
is your attitude toward bubble gum? Are you for it
or against it? Your answer to this question will make
a difference in what you say and in the words you
use. And what about the words you plan to use?
Why don't we work together on a list of words that
you might use in writing about bubble gum? Then
you can draw from this list as you write just as
you might draw money out of a bank. As a matter
of fact, let us call our list a word bank.

That is exactly what you have to do when you are
preparing to write an argument. You need to do two
jobs deciding on an attitude toward the topic.
Read the two short passages that follow for their
specific and common features.

Three passages
"How they are treating you?"
"Good," I said.
Her eyes looked large and seemed to be forming
tears again at the corners. I noticed that her face
was a little more sunken, so her cheek-bones stood
out. Her head, very full of hair, surprised me be-
cause I had not remembered so much grey upon it.
Looking at her like that from right above her, and
seeing her eyes looking so full of pain, I at once felt
weak and desolate. I felt there must be some trouble
at home. Else why was her hair so grey and why
were her cheeks sunken so?
"What's wrong, Ma?" I said. "Any trouble?"
"No. Only you."

There was no storm that day, nor the next. It merely
rained, heavy black rain that hid the valley and broke
the flower-heads with the weight of its falling. Ralph

Stevens was confined to the house and Christo-
pher, so as not to annoy him, almost entirely to his
bedroom. By turns he painted and read and talked
to Gip; but it was all rather boring. He wished school
would begin again.... Not that that would help, of
course, because, he wouldn't anyhow be able to
go to school. Even if the buggy did not leak, it would
be impossible to keep the rain from blowing in. And
then he caught a chill and developed tonsillitis. The
wetting and the tonsillitis were unpleasant, but the
horse's behaviour on the slippery roads was what
he feared most of all. Normally the most tractable
of mares, Popsy had a habit on rainy days of put-
ting her four feet together and sliding down
Carrington Hill. Sometimes the maneuver was suc-
cessful; sometimes the harness broke and Popsy
fell on her haunches. Once she had smashed the
buggy against the hill face. Being nearer school
than home, they had limped on to school. Donald
had left him there and had taken the buggy into town
to have the wheel repaired. Not knowing what had
happened, Miss Bea had grown angry when he
couldn't say his tables. He couldn't because there
were butterflies in his stomach and he thought he
was going to be sick. Finally he burst into tears.
"Popsy slipped and the buggy hit the wall ..."

What to do
1. Read each passage many times to get a good
understanding of what each is saying and how the
points are expressed.
2. Note the many details each contains. You should
also look at clarity of expression, and how topics
are linked.
3. Suppose these are the ways you choose to be-
gin two stories. Continue writing, and complete
them however you think it fitting. Think on the fol-
lowing questions anyhow: What aspect would you
develop? Why?


See how each new speaker is given a new line
and therefore a new paragraph.

See how each utterance contains information that
leads to the building up of some aspect of the story.
The Poem: Democracy
I am a democrat in so far as I love the free sun in
and an aristocrat as far as I detest narrow-gutted,
possessive persons.
I love the sun in any man
when I see it between his brows
clear, and fearless, even if tiny.
But when I see these grey successful men
so hideous and corpse-like, utterly sunless,
like gross successful slaves mechanically waddling,
then I am more than radical, I want to work a guillo-
And when I see working men
pale and mean and insect-like, scuttling along
and living like lice, on poor money
and never looking up,
then I wish, like Tiberius, the multitude had only one
so that I could lop it off.
I feel that people have gone utterly sunless
they shouldn't exist.
D. H. Lawrence
1. Give the meaning of each of the following words
and phrases: democracy, aristocrat, narrow-gutted,
utterly sunless, and mechanically waddling.
2. What figure of speech is found in the following
sun in any man; between his brows; utterly
sunless; pale and mean and.insect-like.

Sunday Chronicle March 26, 2006

There is always great interest around when the budget is to
be presented. All are interested to know what is in it for

Page XV

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H


The Global Fund for the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved
funding for the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Guyana. The objective
of this project is to reduce the spread and impact of HIVAIDS by reducing the transmission
of HIV, reducing the morbidity and mortality and mitigating the social and economic impact
of the epidemic in Guyana.
Towards this end, the following consultancies are required to develop appropriate
messages, and to disseminate these messages into a format and manner appropriate to
reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS:
To reduce stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS/STI in Guyana
To increase community involvement in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and
To reduce HIVtransmission among high risk groups (youths, CSVVs, MSMS)
To encourage early HIV testing
STo increase condom social marketing
To promote early diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections
To promote women empowerment and increase skills in condom negotiation
To promote adherence among HIV positive persons onAnti-Retroviral Therapy
A detailed terms of reference each consultancy including objectives, characteristics,
selection criteria, list of activities and expected results can be uplifted from:
The Executive Director
Attn: Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 226-2425
Fax: 225-6559,
Closing date:
All proposals are to be submitted to the address below no later than 9 am on April 25,
The Chairman
National Board for Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Proposals will be opened shortly thereafter on the same day, April 25, 2006


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TRANSPLANTS are planted out in the field at 5 8 true leaf
stage, usually 20-30 days after sowing. Transplanting should be
done late in the afternoon and should be followed immediately by
irrigation to reduce transplanting shock and increase field stand.

Plant seedlings 24-30" apart within rows and 24" between rows.
This planting density will accommodate 37,000 plants/ha (15,000

Disease Management

Cause: Rhizoctonia solani, Pythium spp., and Fusarium spp.
Affected Plant Stages: Seeds, seedlings and transplants.
Affected plant parts: Roots
Symptoms: The symptoms vary with the age and stage of de-
velopment of the plant affected. Seeds may fail to germinate, be-
come soft and mushy, then turn brown, shrink and finally disinte-
grate. Small seedlings suddenly collapse by toppling over or are
stunted when infected.
Control: 1. Seeds should be treated with a recommended fungi-
2. Nursery beds should be located on well-drained sites and
treated prior to seeding with insecticide.
3. Covered beds should be well ventilated to prevent high hu-
midity. Allow at least 0.76 m (2.5') between seedlings and shading
4. Improve heavy soils by adding organic matter.
5. Avoid applying excessive amounts of nitrate forms of nitro-
gen fertilisers.
6. Apply Banrot or Rizolex 2-3 days after transplanting to the
soil at 1-2 tsp/3.78 1 (5-10 g/ 3.78 1) and 1-2 tbsp/3.78 1 (15-30 g/
3.78 1) respectively.
Cause: Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria
Affected Plant Stages: Vegetative growing stage, flowering stage,
fruiting stage, and post- harvest.

Affected plant parts: Leaves, stems, fruits, seeds and inflores-
Symptoms: On young leaves, lesions begin as circular, water-
soaked spots that become necrotic with brown centres and chlo-
rotic borders. The spots have dead, straw coloured centres with a
dark margin. The spots are angular because the bacteria spread along
the veins. The presence of numerous spots results in leaf yellow-
ing and abscission or a scorched or blighted appearance.
Narrow or elongated raised cankers may appear on stems which
eventually become rough and light brown. Fruit spots are initially
circular and green turning brown, but become raised with a cracked,
scabby surface.

1. Practice crop rotation.
2. Use disease-free seeds and transplants.
3. Seed treatment by socking seeds in 1.3 per cent sodium hy-
pochlorite (one part bleach solution (5.25 per cent) to four parts
water) for 40 minutes with agitation. One litre of solution treats
0.5 kg of seed. Rinse thoroughly and dry seed immediately. Or soak
in water at exactly 50 oC for 25 minutes, then cooled and dried.
Twice weekly applications of a copper-mancozeb mixture. Such
as Mankocide 2-4 tbsp /3.8 1 of water every 5-7 days. Spray
preventatively especially during the rainy season, alternating a com-
bination of Kocide 101 or Kocide DF and Manzate with Mankocide
every 5-7 days.
Rates: Kocide 2-3 tbsp/3.8 I
Manzate 1 tbsp/3.8 1
Mankocide 2-4 tbsp/3.8 1
The disease spreads rapidly during warm, rainy weather and
persists in crop debris.
Cause: Erwinia carotovora pv. carotovora
Affected Plant Stages: Pre-emergence, seedling stage, vegetative
growing stage, flowering stage, fruiting stage and post-harvest.
Affected plant parts: Whole plant, leaves, stems, roots, grow-
ing points and vegetative organs.
Symptoms: Bacterial soft rot of pepper causes a soft rot of the
fruit. At first, a small water-soaked lesion appears on the tissue
which rapidly enlarges in diameter and depth. The area then be-

comes soft, watery and slimy grey J H "
or brown. The epidermis usually
remains intact, while the interior
has changed to a watery mass usu-
ally possessing a foul odour.
The disease is most frequent
when the weather is hot and humid.

1. Planting in well-drained soils at adequate planting density.
2. Minimising physical damage to fruits during harvesting and
3. Use chlorinated water (50 ppm) to wash fruits.
4. Good storage conditions, 21oC. Control and monitor the
temperature and relative humidity during storage.
5. Apply copper sprays prior to harvest during hot, wet weather
will reduce disease losses.
6. Rotate with non-hosts for at least 2-3 years.
Cause: Pseudomonas solanacearum
Affected Plant Stages: Vegetative growing stage
Affected plant parts: Fruits, leaves, roots, seeds, stems, veg-
etative organs and whole plant.
Symptoms: Soil-borne bacteria which infect through the roots
and invade vascular tissue affecting plant water supply. Plants be-
gin with wilting of the leaves and after a few days, a permanent
wilt results, with no leaf yellowing.
A simple test for this bacterium is to suspend cut roots and
lower stems in water and look for exudates of milking streams of
This pathogen can result in plant death when the plant is in
full production, after 2-3 months of growth in the field.
1. Follow a crop rotation regime
2. Plant only bacteria-free seeds and transplants.
3. Rogue diseased plants and burn.

(to be continued next week)

Robb Street, Georgetown


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

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

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

The Postmaster General reserved the right to accept or
reject any tender without assigning any reason.

Annette Ferguson (Ms.)
Properties Manager



Tenders are hereby invited from suitable qualified Contractors/Suppliers/
Manufacturers to undertake the following works at the Cheddi Jagan
International Airport.

1) Supply and Install Arrival Baggage Conveyor Systems

A site visit will be conducted at 09:00 hours on Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

The tender documents can be purchased during normal working hours
from the cashier at the Accounts Division, Cheddi Jagan International
Airport, for a non-refundable fee of $2,000.00 each.

Tender must be addressed to:

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

Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box located at the Ministry of
Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown on or before 09:00 hours
on Tuesday, April 04, 2006. Tenders will be opened at 09:00 hours on
Tuesday, April 04, 2006 in the presence of the tenderers or their
representatives, at the Ministry of Finance.

Each tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance
from the Conumissioner, Guyana Revenue Authority and from the
General Manager, National Insurance Scheme.

Chief Executive Officer (Ag)

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Ghostly coral bleaching

haunt the world's reefs

By Michael Perry
SYDNEY (Reuters) When
marine scientist Ray
Berkelmans went diving at
Australia's Great Barrier
Reef earlier this year, what
he discovered shocked him -
a graveyard of coral stretch-
ag as far as he could see.
"It's a white desert out
there," Berkelmans told Reuters
in early March after returning
from a dive to survey bleaching
signs of a mass death of cor-
als caused by a sudden rise in
ocean temperatures around the
Keppel Islands.
Australia has just experi-
enced its warmest year on
record and abnormally high sea
temperatures during summer
have caused massive coral
bleaching in the Keppels. Sea
temperatures touched 29 de-
grees Celsius (84 Fahrenheit),
the upper limit for coral.
High temperatures are also
a condition for the formation of
hurricanes, such as Katrina
which hit New Orleans in 2005.
"My estimate is in the vi-
cinity of 95 to 98 per cent of
the coral is bleached in the
Keppels," said Berkelmans
from the Australian Institute of

Marine Science.
Marine scientists say an-
other global bleaching episode
cannot be ruled out, citing ma-
jor bleaching in the Caribbean in
the 2005 northern hemisphere
summer, which coincided with
one of the 20 warmest years on
record in the United States.
"In 2002, it would appear
the Great Barrier Reef went
first and then the global bleach-
ing followed six to 12 months
later. Is it the same this time
around? No," said Berkelmans.
"The Caribbean beat us to
it. We seem to be riding on the
back of that event. We don't
know what is ahead in six
months for the Indian Ocean
reefs as they head into their
"This might be part of a glo-
bal pattern where the warm wa-
ters continue to get warmer."
Other threats to coral reefs
- vast ecosystems often called
the nurseries of the seas in-
clude pollution. over-fishing,
coastal development and dis-
Corals are vital as spawning
grounds for many species of
fish, help prevent coastal ero-

sion and also draw tourists.
Bleaching is due to higher
than average water tempera-
tures, triggered mainly by glo-
bal warming, scientists say.
Higher temperatures force cor-
als to expel algae living in coral
polyps which provide food and
colour, leaving white calcium
skeletons. Coral dies in about a
month if the waters do not cool.
Berkelmans said the
Keppels had previously
bounced back from bleaching
once the waters had cooled. But
if temperatures remained abnor-
mally high then that would be
much more difficult.
Many scientists say global
temperatures are rising because
fossil fuel emissions from cars,
industry and other sources are
trapping the earth's heat. Ex-
perts worry some coral reefs
could be wiped out by the end
of the century.
Global warming could also
damage corals by raising world
sea levels by up to a meter by
2100. That could result in less
light reaching deeper corals,
threatening the important algae.
The Great Barrier Reef- the
world's largest living reef forma-
tion stretching 2,000 km (1,250
miles) north to south along

HANDOUT PHOTOGRAPH shows fish swimming above
bleached coral near Miall Island in the Keppel island group
about 550 kilometres (340 miles) north of Brisbane
February 22, 2006. (REUTERS/Australian Institute of
Marine Science/Damian Thomson)

Australia's northeast coast -
was the first to experience what
turned out to be global coral
bleaching in 1998 and 2002.
The Keppels bleaching is as
severe as those two events and
scientists say the threat of wide-
spread bleaching is moderate.
of the Great Barrier Reef are at lev-
els capable of causing thermal stress
to corals," said the Great Barrier
Reef Marine ParkAuthority's Feb-
ruary report.
The U.S. National Oceanic
and Atmospheric
Administration's Coral Reef
Watch said the 2005 Caribbean
bleaching centered on the U.S.

Virgin Islands, but stretched
from the Florida Keys to To-
bago and Barbados in the south
and Panama and Costa Rica.
Reef Watch said sea tem-
perature stress levels in the Car-
ibbean in 2005 were more than
treble the levels that normally
cause bleaching and almost
double the levels that kill coral.
"Time will tell whether
there was large-scale mortality
or not," said Professor Robert
Van Woesik from the Florida In-
stitute of Technology in a state-
ment issued by Australia's
Queensland University. He said
corals did have some ability to
bounce back but that this was

an unusually warm event
Queensland Universit,
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldbe
head of a group of 100 scienti
monitoring bleaching, said scii
tists were concerned about iv
close in time the two sev
bleaching episodes were.
"The 2006 Great Banier R
event comes soon after the w,
incidence of coral bleaching in
Caribbean in October 2005" :
Hoegh-Guldberg who also v.
diving on the Keppels where
said damage was extensive.
'The traces suggest we
tracking the temperature prof
of 2001-2002, which led to tI
worst incidence of coral bleach-
ing ... for the Great Barrir
Reef," he said.
In 2002, between 60 and 95
percent of the reefs that mat e
up the Great Barrier.Reef were
bleached. Most corals survived
but in some locations up to 90
per cent were killed.
Hoegh-Guldberg said projec-
tions from 40 climate models sug-
gested that oceans would warm by
as much as three to four degrees
Celsius in the next 100 years.
"We're starting to get into
very dangerous territory where
what we see perhaps this year
will become the norm and of
course extreme events will be-
come more likely," he said.
"The climate is changing
so quickly that coral reefs
don't keep up ... the loss of
that ecosystem would be tre-


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ARIES After doing your best to hold a grudge something you've never been
any good at the peaceful mood the heavens are in will talk you out of it, even
if a friend did something that feels like absolute treason to you. You'll wake up
feeling compassionate, and ready, finally, perhaps, to accept the apology. Still,
while forgiving is a good idea, don't feel bad if you're not quite able to forget.
It's called wisdom, and it comes with experience. Sorry if this wasn't a pleasant
one, but learn from it.
) TAURUS You're torn between two very strong impulses. One side of you
wants to shout your news to the world at large. The other side can't stand the
thought of letting a soul know even half of what's going on inside you at
least, not until you find a way to bring those warring factions to a happy com-
promise. Do what you can to ensure that your special friend and your family
and friends are all getting along. But for now? Ssh!

S GEMINI Believe it or not, that exotic new friend/acquaintance with the ter-
rific accent who you've been trying to introduce to your present crew is more
than ready to meet them and the feelings are mutual. Both sides are curious,
and both are eager to see if everything you've said about the other is true. It's
your (enviable) task now to get them together for a gathering that won't soon
be forgotten. Ah, well, there are worse jobs. Wear red and black after all,
you're in charge of this.

^i, CANCER Management has always been something you've been not Just In-
'< 10 terested in, but something you've always believed you'd be pretty darned good
1 at, given the chance. Well, here it is. The chance to climb a ladder, corporate or
( \ otherwise, has just arrived, and if you can manage to negotiate joint resources
# and intimate dialogues, you might just be able to make quite the name for
yourself, as well as a comfortable mark on the world at large. Go get 'em.


LEO It's jee-ust about time for you to tend to the dilemma you've been trying
so hard to work out. It's so close to that time that if there's any way you can
manage it, taking a few days off now to spend with your significant other -
and surprising them by having all the arrangements already made would be
the very best possible approach. Why not see if you can make it happen? Aren't
you due for some time away from everyone? Everyone except for 'them,' of

VIRGO Don't let anyone tell you that they're jealous because of something
you've done. They're simply not confident, either about your feelings for them
or about their own self-worth. That said, it might be time to look around for
someone who'll show you admiration in a more flattering, confident way. Say,
by taking you out to dinner, packing you picnic lunches and holding your hand
across the table, no matter who's sitting at the table across the room. There.
That's better already, isn't it?
UBRA The person with whom you've been spending all the free time you can
possibly manage has made it quite clear that they're interested in spending
even more of their waking hours with you. You're probably quite flattered, quite
game and quite tired. If only there were more hours in a day. If you're also
quite interested, however, don't keep them on hold forever. The longer you
wait, the more unsure they'll feel. And after all, you admire confidence in a
mate, don't you?
SCORPIO That poise and assurance that oozes out of every pore doesn't
only work from nine to five, you know. It's pretty much a 24/7 kind of thing,
and it applies even more to your behaviour once you punch out of work, since
just about everyone will still be looking to you for approval and support. That
goes double for your family right now, so get busy. Think of it as a tremen-
dous compliment, and be the benevolent dictator. You're perfect for the job.
SAGITTARIUS Let the rest of the world deal with problems. Your job now is
to forget about anything that's serious and enjoy the next twenty-four hours
with family, friends and neighbours simply because you can. Oh, and if there's
someone you'd like to invite along to meet 'the usual suspects,' give them
the invitation early enough to let them help with the preparations, as well.
That way, they'll truly feel as if they're part of the event.
CAPRICORN No matter where you go, what the circumstances are or why
you happen to be there, more often than not, you're likely to be made the
honorary principal and the financial secretary. Most times, you don't mind -
you often enjoy it. If this is one of those times when you don't want to be 'on
duty,' bow out graciously. If you see the need for your help, as usual, you'll
jump in and help. But for your own sake, do try to at least take the evening
hours off.
AQUARIUS When you least expect it, someone you're quite fond of (mainly
because they're rather like you: unpredictable, unmanageable and even erratic
at times) will call, write or visit with one objective in mind: to persuade you to
take their side in a tricky dispute. You, of course, won't hesitate to agree, espe-
cially if it's a city hall kind of thing. This time, though, you might want to insist
that they uncover the nature of the problem before you sign up.
PISCES Tell them all what you think everyone even if you've suddenly
realized that it's going to startle them by revealing a romantic secret. Your
List of priorities has changed and drastically, too just recently. It's okay. It's
not all that odd. One event can open our eyes and allow us to see things
clearly, and that may be what's happened now. Make your announcement,
and don't worry. All's well that ends well, as they say.



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Agricultural, Food and Medical

Biotechnology Interface

Pharmaceutical Farming

LAST week, we set the stage
for this discussion by
summarising some of the
key elements of food security
and how agricultural biotech-
nology aims at achieving the
goals of food security. Key el-
ements of the use of agricul-
tural biotechnology to
achieve food security which
directly impact human health
Improve nutrient
content of diets, especially for
women and children
Improving the nutri-
tion and productivity of live-
stock and controlling livestock
Reducing chemical in-
puts of fertilisers and pesticides
and replacing these with biologi-
cally based products.
We noted the very limited
use of present-day biodiversity
for food and nutrition "ninety
per cent of the human popula-
tion is fed by twelve crops, five
livestock and two fish species
despite the abundance of other
potentially edible biodiversity
needing domestication!"
We emphasised the essence
of modern agricultural biotech-
nology as the increase in the
quantity and improvement of
the nutritional quality of food
at a cheaper/affordable price to
all of the world's population
and recounted the passionate
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.
This week, we explore fur-
ther some of the elements of the
unique interface between agri-
cultural, food and medical bio-

World population is
5.8 billion
80 per cent live in de-
veloping countries, where the
population increases 1.9 per

cent per year
More than 800 mil-
lion people do not have ad-
equate food
1.3 billion live on less
than $1 a day
50 per cent of poor
people live in Asia, 25 per cent
in Africa, 12 per cent in Latin
Most poor people
live in areas where the land is
marginal and ecosystems are
Global food produc-
tion is 5 billion tons per annum

According to Professors
Ralph Meer and Scottie Misner
of the University of Arizona, in
general terms, the use of bio-
technology in food production
includes [modified with some
specific examples included by
this columnist]:
o Plants which are more re-
sistant to disease, insects, and
weed killers.
[Examples: Bt corn; herbi-
cide-tolerant corn and canola;
virus-resistant pawpaw]

o Plants that require less
rice; salt. tolerant rice'; drought
resistant wheat expressing the
drought-resistant gene called
HV Al under field trial in Egypt
developed by the Agricultural
SGenetic Engineering Institute of
Egypt as reported in the jour-
nal Physiologia Plantarum vol-
ume 123 published in 2005.

My Note: under the present
threats of global climate change,
.related sea-level rise and threats
to Guyana's agriculture-inten-
.sive coast lands, safe drought
resistant GM rice if developed
will enhance the sustainability
of our rice industry by making
it possible for us to grow rice
in the intermediate savannahs
and perhaps on the white sands
inland! The same can be envi-
sioned for drought-resistant GM

sugarcane to feed our traditional
markets but more importantly
lead to non-traditional sugar
plantation land use that can feed
an obvious need for ethanol pro-
duction among others possible
industrial biotechnology prod-
o Producing enzymes used
in food processing, such as
chymosin used in making
[Also phytase enzyme for
reducing phytate content of ani-
mal feed and' 'enhancing
bioavailability of phosphate for
animal nutrition according to
a paper in thi journal Critical:
Reviews in Biotechnology vol-
ume 23 published in 2003]
o Improved food quality to.
extend shelf-life. . .
[GM Fla% oSa r Tomato]
o Improved nutritional.
[GM golden rice]
o Impro ed efficiency' of
food production.[with less use
of fertilizer and pesticides]
o Production of foods con-
taining vaccines. .
*Currently under' develop-;
ment is the production of a chol-
era vaccine in potatoes Eating
these potatoes Would allow,
easier and greater inniuniisation
to the world's population. This
is important because cholera i
a significant cause of diarrhea
and death in third world coun-
The link between nutri-
tional foods and health, the role
of functional in the abatement of
disease risks and the nou -docu-
mented nexus between nutnrtion
and our genes nutbigenomics -
clearly indicate theimportance
of agricultural and food biotech-:
nologies and the benefits to
health and quality of life (this
assertion is supported by sev-
eral authoritative sources includ-
ing Top ten biotechnologies
for improving health report ed-
ited by Professors Abdullah
Daar and Peter Singer of the
University of Toronto 2004 and
acknowledged by the UN Mil-
lennium project report Innova-
tion: Applying knowledge in:de-

velopment with Professors
Calestous Juma and Lee Yee-
Cheong as lead authors; Journal
of the American College of Car-
diology volume 46 published in
July 2005; Annual Review of
Nutrition volumes 21 & 22
.published in 2001 and 2002, re-
spectively; Journal of Neuro-
science volume 21 published in
2001; Institute of Food Tech-
nologists report on functional
foods published in 2005; jour-
nal Science volume 285 pub-
lished in 1999 and volume 311
published February 2006;
American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition volume 79 published
in 2004; Journal Watch Cardiol-
ogy published February 2006;
American Heart Journal volume
151 published January 2006;
Phytotherapy Research volume
16 published 2002; Nature Bio-
technology volume 23 published
2005; Hypertension Journal of
the American Heart Association
volume 47 published January
2006; Comprehensive Reviews
in Food Science and Food Safety
published volume 3 in 2004)
SMost importantly, some of
the key regulatory mechanisms
leading. to gene transcription by
the phytochemicals in the plant
-food we. consume have very re-
cently been expounded admira-
bly by Professors Neil Shay and
\Vdhlam Banz of the University
of Notre Dame and South Illi-
nois University in their review
.published last year in volume
25 of.the prestigious Annual
Review of Nutrition.
The threat of plant diseases
to global food security beyond
Small the'attempts of conventional
breeding for plant disease resis-
tance and the need for agricul-
turalbiotechnology have been
Recently reviewed by the Presi-
de-t4.of the International Asso-
ciationi for Plant Pathology, Pro-
fesior Peter Scott of CAB In-
tern'tional and his colleague,
Professor Richard Strange of the
Uni\ eriry College London in
volume:43 of the Annual Re-
view of Phytopathology pub-
lished last year.
SMajor staple crops of the
world barley, cassava, lentil,
corn, millet, oats, potato, rice,
rye, sorghum, soybean, sweet
potato, wheat and yam con-
tinue to be afflicted by a
number of major bacterial,
fungal and viral diseases de-
spite significant attempts to
reduce disease incidence
through conventional breed-
ing. These diseases result in

very significant reductions in
productivity through crop
losses. Risk-free, safe bio-
technologies are expected to

helyp fyarmer aIn_ l p-

help farmers and large pro-
ducers improve production
and food quality and thereby
improve food security.

GM Pawpaw virus-resistant

Pigmented antioxidant-rich GM sweet potato?

i eW ri b by Mark Parisi
w w W o f f t h # Bn a. *,% c M

Cartoon provided for humour only
Next week, we shall provide a few more examples of
biopharming to complement last week's and explore the field
of Medical biotechnology.
Email address: caesarbiosafety or
* The National Biosafety Framework Project is executed un-
der the auspices of the
Environmental Protection Agency


Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 392nd edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes

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Team these creamy mashed potatoes with rillei beef or pork tenderloin. (Potatoes may be covered
and refrigerated for 24 hours or f-. en- up to 2 weeks. Thaw frozen potatoes in refrigerator; bake at
325 degreesfor I hour or until the. ughty heated.)
4 medium-size sweet potatoes Drain, cool, and peel. Beat sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup
3/4 cup butter or margarine, divided butter, and cardamom at medium speed with an electric
1 teaspoon ground cardamom mixer until smooth. Set aside. Cook potatoes in
6 medium-size potatoes, peeled and quartered boiling water to cover 10 minutes or until tender.
1/2 cup sour cream Drain. Beat gold potatoes and remaining 1/4 cup
1 teaspoon dried thyme butter at medium speed with electric mixer until
1 teaspoon salt mashed. Add sour cream and next 3 ingredients,
/2 teaspoon Chico Black Pepper beating until smooth. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time,
1/2 cup milk beating until desired consistency. Drop alternating
Garnish: fresh thyme sprigs heaping tablespoons of potato mixtures into a lightly

Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water to cover
45 minutes or until tender. ,

greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Swirl gently with a
knife. Bake, covered, at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or
uniil thoroughly heated. Garnish, ifdesired.

Garlic Mashed Potato
These garlic mashed potatoes are rich and very tasty! For a creamier texture, use heavy cream
in place of the milk. These are also terrific topped with green onions.

8 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
1 pinch Chico Black Pepper
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Bring a large pot of water to boil; add
potatoes, and boil until soft, about 20 to 25
minutes. Drain, and place in a large bowl.

Combine potatoes with milk, butter, garlic,
salt and Chico Black Pepper.

Mix with ar electric mixer
or potato masher to your
desired consistency.

Sprinkle with /,
sesame seeds.

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By Kirk Honeycutt

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) 'Inside Man' is the dull title of a
crackerjack crime thriller that also is the most commercial
movie Spike Lee has directed.
Everything clicks. It has a solid, substantial marquee cast in
Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster; a cagey, even at
times (for a thriller) thoughtful screenplay by Russell Gewirtz; and
a production beautifully calibrated for its story and stars. This is
the mother lode all action/suspense directors search for, and Lee,
who usually doesn't work in that genre, has hit it.
Box office is bound to be strong but can be even stronger if
Universal's marketing and promotions convince a broad spectrum
of moviegoers that this is their movie. 'Inside Man' takes material
familiar to the point of triteness a bank heist, a hostage standoff
and corruption New York-style, elements that have an almost nos-
talgic 1970s glow then turns everything on its head so the movie
actually ends up saying something about American culture in 2006.
Without pushing things too far, 'Inside Man' is the anti-'Crash'
movie. Not that the film has no racial tensions and occasional flashes
of prejudice, but 'Inside Man' ultimately embraces the enormous
ethnic and cultural diversity that is New York and, by extension,
America. It is even a key plot point that in any given street of
Manhattan you can broadcast a baffling language and someone is
bound to know that language. Someone does.
The setup is indeed familiar enough that Lee and Gewirtz what
a writing debut! -
actuallv rush
througTh it. Four
bad gu)s OIK it's
really Qhree guys
and a girl take

gwsie as painters.
They hold about
50 people hostage.
The NYPD gath-
ers H.ostage nego-
liators Keilh '-
Frazier iWashing-
ton), who is under l
the cloud of a cor- r -
ruption scandal.
and partner Bill -
Mitchell (Chiwetel
Eloifor) arrive on
the scene. Emer-
gency Services
Unit Capt. John
Darius (Willem
Dafoe) brisiles in a
lr of .ucisdictional
pride, and then the SPIKE LEE
siege begins.
Only nothing goes as expected either for a bank heist or a
bank heist movie. The head robber, Clive Owen's Dalton Russell,
is a character at least as old as Alan Rickman's Eurotrash villain in
'Die Hard', but this guy is somehow different: Unusually cool and
calm, he is fully in control of the situation as he keeps a step or
even a step and a half ahead of Frazier at all times. His gang blinds
the bank's closed-circuit cameras, then forces the hostages to dress
in coverall outfits and facial disguises so police cannot tell the dif-
ference between hostage and hostage taker.
There is another perplexing element: The bank's board chair-
man Arthur Case (Christopher Plummer) clearly is more concerned
about certain items in the safety deposit vault than in the lives of
the hostages. So he hires slick, amoral power broker Madeline White
(Foster) to handle very delicate negotiations with the New York
mayor. Frazier and the hostage ringleader to protect his "interests."
For all the rising tension, beautifully orchestrated by Lee, Gewirtz
leaves plenty of "air" in his story. Meaning, spaces to further develop
chancters ov themes some an end to themselves and others that will pay

off later. Example: An miterhange between Dalton and a young black boy,
who is his hostage. regarding the boy's super-violent pocket video game,
in which a gangsta hero shoots his way through an urban en\ionment,
inspires moral indignation i the old-school thief. Seemingly fnnge charac-
ters also have the encouraging habit of abruptly becoming integral to the
plot or the conveyors of sharp observations about current American cul-
In the end, this "air" turns out to be more than air. There is an
agenda within this intricately plotted, witty crime thriller. Helping
Lee, whose direction has never been more astute, realise the script's
high ambition is production designer Wynn Thomas, who keeps a
claustrophobic experience feeling almost expansive; cinematographer
Matthew Libatique, who makes things gritty but with dark, satu-
rated, burnished tones that are never quite real; and Terence
Blanchard's musical score, which becomes almost a character in it-
self, commenting on situations, holding back for others, then swell-
ing expressively when circumstances warrant.
The film is even hip enough to open with 'Chaiyya
Chaiyya', one of the biggest Bollywood hits last year, then
close with the same song remixed with rap. Very cool.
Keith Frazier: Denzel Washington
Dalton Russell: Clive Owen
Madeline White: Jodie Foster
Arthur Case: Christopher Plummer
John Darius: Willem Dafoe
Bill Mitchell: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Steve Carlos: Andres Gomez
Stevie: Kim Director
Steve-O: James Ransone
Director: Spike Lee; Screenwriter: Russell Gewirtz; Pro-
ducer: Brian Grazer; Executive producers: Daniel M.
Rosenberg, Jon Kilik, Karen Kehela Sherwood; Director
of photography: Matthew Libatique; Production designer:
Wynn Thomas; Music: Terence Blanchard; Co-producer:
Jonathan Filley; Costumes: Donna Berwick; Editor: Barry
Alexander Brown.

By Gina Serpe

E!Online Prince's purple reign has turned into a big pain
for his NBA star landlord.
The ever-eccentric Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of
Famer has been sued by Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer for al-
legedly pimping out Boozer's West Hollywood home, which the
diminutive rock star is renting for $70,000 a month.
Boozer originally filed a complaint against the Purple Rain singer
in January, alleging him to be a less than ideal tenant, violating the
terms of his eight-month lease via a series of self-promotional home
According to the lawsuit, which is posted on the Smoking Gun
Website, Boozer claims Prince did an unauthorised extreme
makeover to the 10-bedroom, 11-bath property, including "paint-
ing the exterior of the [house] with purple striping, 'Prince sym-
bol,' and numbers 3121."
The latter digits, of course, represent the name of Prince's lat-
est album, which hit stores Tuesday.
Interior renovations included "removing carpet in master bed-
room and installing purple monogrammed carpet," per the suit, as
well as the more curious installation of plumbing, piping and exca-
vation of "a large hole" for the presumed purpose of a private
beauty salon.
Two months prior to filing the suit against his superstar
tenant, Boozer issued a "three-day notice to cure or quit" his.

By Joal Ryan

E!Online The family of John Ritter is ready to close a
chapter on the TV icon's sudden death.
A settlement agreement involving the family's wrongful
death lawsuit against the hospital where Ritter died has been
Rory Hernandez, the lawyer for the hospital, Providence
St. Joseph Medical Center, said Thursday that the agreement
was reached in principle a couple of months ago. The pact will
be finalised in court, he said. A procedural hearing was scheduled
for Friday.
The attorney's office for Ritter's widow, actress Amy
Yasbeck, said Thursday the family had no comment.
According to Hernandez, the Ritter family and the hospital
have agreed to keep terms of the deal confidential. Per the
Associated Press, Yasbeck was seeking more than $25 million
in damages.
Ritter, a perennial rerun favourite for his trip-ups as
Jack Tripper on the 1977-84 sitcom, 'Three's Company',
died September 11, 2003 his youngest daughter Stella's
fifth birthday.
The star was taken to Providence St. Joe's after falling ill
on the set of his latest comedy series, '8 Simple Rules'. The
TV set and hospital are located across the street from each other
in Burbank, California.
Ritter died within hours of being admitted to the medical
centre. Cause of death was determined to be an aortic dissection,
also known as an aortic aneurysm. He was 54, a week shy of
his 55th birthday and his and Yasbeck's fourth wedding
Yasbeck, 42, filed the wrongful death lawsuit nearly a year
later. Also named as plaintiffs were her and Ritter's daughter,
and Ritter's three adult children from his first marriage, including
son Jason Ritter, the ex-Joan of Arcadia star.
The lawsuit alleged that hospital staff misdiagnosed
Ritter and ultimately caused his "untimely death."

renovations, citing the litany of repair violations. At the time,
Prince's lawyers denied the alteration allegations, and claimed
that the NBA landlord had accepted their purple-centric client's
January and February rent "without objection."
In other words: On the off chance Prince had broken his rental
contract, they couldn't kick him off the property until March.
Boozer has since dropped the lawsuit, after successfully peti-
tioning for a dismissal of his claims in mid-February. However, as
-the-ourts granted the dismissal without prejudice," Boozer will
still be able to refile the suit under the same claims if Prince starts
making illicit trips to Home Depot.
As it stands, the 'Little Red Corvette' singer is contracted to
remain in the Hollywood home until his lease runs out May 31.
That is, should the weather suit his whims.
The rental agreement includes the addendum that Prince can can-
cel his lease with 45 days notice "should the weather conditions of
the Los Angeles rainy season...prohibit enjoyment of the property."
Meanwhile, Prince did manage to pry himself away from his
tool belt earlier this week.
The Purple One surprised throngs of diehards with a performance at
the Hollywood Tower Records last Tuesday. He took the stage at mid-
night as the store began selling copies of 3121 to some 500 awaiting fans.
"It was an impromptu decision," Serena Gallagher, the
publicist for Prince's label, Universal Motown Records, told
the Associated Press. "He lives in L.A."
Weather- and landlords- permitting. -