Guyana chronicle

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


Subjects / Keywords:
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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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THE Police Force last night
announced that it would be
tough on anyone breaching
the peace in the run-up to
and the period of elections
due by August 4 this year.
The warning came in a
statement at the end of the an-
nual Police Officers conference
which also addressed security
and other issues for the Cricket
World Cup 2007 matches in
The statement said the Po-
lice hierarchy, cognisant of the
upcoming general and regional
Selections, "addressed, all issues
relating to the Guyana Police
Force being prepared to effec-
tively police the elections in a
:professional manner, including
the periods of campaigning,
. during and after polling."
"The officers take this op-
Sportunity to call on all political
parties, media houses and other
stakeholders to be aware of the
Sensitivity of issues which are
concomitant with elections pe-
:riod in Guyana and implore all
to operate in a mature and re-
sponsible manner", the state-
nent said.
S It said the officers "re-
solved to take firm and prompt
action against anyone who in
any way commits any act

which tends to disturb the peace
during the election period."
"Conference is aware of the
implications of the hosting of
Cricket World Cup 2007 in
Guyana. During deliberations, a
wide range of issues and con-
cerns relating to the hosting of
such an international event were
addressed", the statement said.
"Conference resolved to adopt
strategies and tactics to ensure
that the event is conducted in a
peaceful and orderly environ-
Over the three days of the
conference at the Police Offic-
ers Mess in Eve Leary,
Georgetown, the officers said
they also addressed current
crime trends, the traffic situation
and human rights.
There was focus on the
proliferation of illegal fire-
arms in society, robberies and
other offences where these
firearms are used, the state-
ment said, adding that narco-
trafficking and new trends in
crime were addressed.
Noting instances where
persons on bail for gun related
crimes reappear in court on simi-
lar charges and were again
granted bail, the officers felt that
while it is the function of the
magistrate to pay due regard to



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sons, the magistrate "should
also take into consideration the
need to protect the wider soci-
ety from persons who are bent
on committing these crimes with
They promised to "aggres-
sively pursue":
** Measures to reduce the
number of illegal firearms in the
** Intensify patrols to
reduce crimes and build public
** Document proposals to
the relevant authorities for ap-
propriate changes to legislation
to more adequately address gun
related crimes
** Acquiring funds to cater
for the modernisation of the 911
The conference also prom-
ised tougher action against traf-
fic offenders, including rigid en-
forcement of the traffic laws in
all its forms; reviewing the pro-
cedure to acquire the regular
driver's and provisional driver's
licences; changing the physical
nature of both licences; rede-
signing the certificate of insur-
ance and revenue licence for
them to be displayed on motor
vehicles and reviewing the pa-
trol system to deal with all
forms of traffic lawlessness.
Noise nuisance was also
addressed and the officers said
they have decided to work with
the Environmental Protection
Agency and other stakeholders
to properly address this issue.
The conference recognized,
too, that domestic violence is a
serious societal problem and
only an effective law enforce-
ment response would make the
point of its seriousness.
"Therefore, it was re-
solved to continue training
ranks to more understand
their roles as it relates to how
complaints of domestic vio-
lence are treated", the state-
ment said.

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POLICE Commissioner Win-
ston Felix, at the centre of a
growing controversy after a
startling purported conversa-
tion with a key opposition fig-
ure aired on a local TV sta-
tion, last night emerged with
a vote of confidence from the
top brass of the Police Force.
A statement after the annual
Police Officers conference ended
at Police headquarters in
Georgetown, confirmed that Mr
Felix also secured support from
President Bharrat Jagdeo, Com-
mander in Chief of the Armed
The statement said the con-
ference "accepted with great
pleasure the pronouncement by
(President Jagdeo) of his support
for and confidence in the Com-
missioner of Police, Mr. Winston
Felix and the Guyana Police
"Conference resolved to
continue to give full support to
the Commissioner of Police Mr.
Winston Felix, in his brave ef-
forts to stem lawlessness in so-
ciety and bring to justice all law
The statement added:
"Conference resolved to con-
tinue to vigorously pursue and
bring to justice all those who
are involved in illegal activi-
ties, including all those who
hitherto believe, for whatever
reasons, that they were above
the law.
Conference noted the sig-
nificant efforts by elements in
the society to demoralise the
Guyana Police Force and other
sister services."
President Jagdeo, who said
he missed the conference open-

ing Thursday because of ear
ache, addressed the officers Fri-
day night downplaying sugges-
tions that his absence from the
opening ceremony was a 'slight'
on his part in light of the contro-
versial purported taped tele-
phone conversation involving
The President expressed
"full confidence" in Felix and
his force, drawing thunderous
applause from the officers
meeting at Eve Leary to brain-
storm strategies to maintain
law and order.
The session at which Mr.
Jagdeo addressed the officers
was not open to the media and
confirmation of his support for
the beleaguered top cop came in
the end of conference statement
last night.
The tape recording of the
purported conversation between
Felix and Mr. Basil Williams, a
senior member of the main op-
position People's National Con-
gress Reform (PNCR) surfaced
late last month as the Police and
the Guyana Defence Force
(GDF) launched extensive cor-
don and sweep operations in the
continuing search.for 30 AK-47
rifles and five pistols.stolen from
the Army's Camp Ayanganna
headquarters in Georgetown.
The surfacing of the tape
sent shockwaves in certain quar-
ters and claims that it has seri-
ous implications for national se-
curity. The government said it
was deeply disturbed at the sur-
facing of the taped conversation
and was studying the content of
the recording.
The 17-minute conversation
on the tape covered the stolen

Army rifles and this evoked
laughter between the two men.
The conversation also in-
cluded a discussion of incidents
leading up to the recent Agricola
and Eccles, East Bank Demerara
massacre of eight persons. On
the tape, the purported voice of
Felix insists the Police reacted in
good time to the deadly shoot-
ing spree at Agricola and Eccles.
Felix, at the conference
opening, shrugged aside the
controversy, and said he will
"deliberately avoid addressing
the recent scuttlebutt" for two
"First, to do so would be to
fall into the trap of having our
official agenda to maintain peace
and security derailed by various
ruses and schemes and conse-
quently we would lose focus and
"And second, I am pleased
that the doggedness of the Force
to combat burgeoning crime and
public lawlessness, is causing
such discomfort among lawless
individuals and groups, that they
resort to desperate diversions;
many not particularly creative
nor effective," the Police Com-
missioner asserted.
"The Joint Services action
against crime specifically
drug trafficking, money
laundering, weapons
possession and terror is
aimed at ensuring that
management of the State
remains in the hands of the
State and democratic
institutions where it belongs,
rather than in the hands of
drug lords and cartels where
it is sure to go if left
unchecked," Felix declared.


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has expressed concern at the
low level of understanding of
the current global threat
posed by Avian Influenza (bird
flu), especially among hin-
terland communities without
access to the mass media.
According to the latest ad-
visory issued by the Ministry
of Health, the committee plans
to work closely with the minis-
tries of Education and Regional
Development to enhance the ca-
pacity of rural and hinterland
communities by improving ac-
cess to information on the dis-
The NIPC is a multi-agency
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the disease had developed a
strain capable of crossing the
species border.
"Packages of information on
bird flu, the spread of germ and
how this spread can be stopped
will be prepared and dissemi-
nated through the school sys-
tem," the advisory stated.
The NIPC Information,
Education and Communications
Committee is fine-tuning its
pamphlets for school-age chil-
dren and the general population.
The committee will also
hold a workshop for local jour-
nalists on April 22 to inform
and update them on the world
situation and medical facts on
H5N1. Journalists will also be
taught techniques to report on
cases of avian flu at the various
phases, it said.

The advisory noted that
there has been a marked spread
of human cases of H5N1 infec-
tion with Egypt recently record-
ing its 11th infection and third
"In response to this," the
advisory stated, "the NIPC
through its technical working
groups continues to develop
and execute various aspects of
the national plan in Guyana es-
pecially focusing on animal sur-
veillance, training, information,
education, communication and
the health system response ca-
It noted that Guyana has
9,975 doses of Tamiflu, the
medication which has proven to
be the most effective so far in
combating bird flu. The coun-
try also has raw materials for
the production of Tamiflu.
The release noted that
Guyana remains at the Blue
Alert level, the least serious of
the colour-coded bird flu alert
Guyana also attended a
Caribbean conference on the
Avian Influenza during last
week in Trinidad and Tobago
and will be attending an
Avian Flu conference in Co-
lombia April 19-21, the com-
mittee said.

THE People's Progressive
Party (PPP) yesterday said it
was "greatly disturbed" at
the execution-style killing
last week of one of Guyana's
most renowned contractors,
Mr. Gazz Sheermohamed.
Sheermohamed, 60, was at
the helm of S.A. Nabi and Sons
General Building and Civil En-
gineering Contractors, whose
long list of major projects in
Guyana includes the National
Cultural Centre and the new
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) headquarters.
The contractor, 60, was as-
sassinated in the compound of
the North Ruimveldt Multilat-
eral School in Georgetown and
Police were yesterday still try-
ing to get leads on the killers.
The PPP, in a statement,
said that while the Police are in-
vestigating the murder and are
still to determine a motive,
"what is troubling is the atmo-
sphere that is existing that
makes acts like these possible."
"It is not helped by the pro-
tests of the PNCR (the main
opposition People's National
Congress Reform) and their
threats of violence both at their
demonstrations and at their
public meetings. Moreover,
contractors have been singled
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The PNCR in a state-
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execution and said "this lat-
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a long series of murders com-
mitted against persons of all
strata of society."
It added that these sense-
less killings are not only creat-
ing social tensions and driving
fear into innocent people but in
the long run will serve to dis-
courage much needed invest-
ment in Guyana and create fer-
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The PPP urged all political
parties and media houses to ex-
ercise restraint and to do noth-
ing that would lead to tensions
and in which any group could
be targeted.
It said it "condemns this
latest outrage and urges the law
enforcement agencies to leave
no stone unturned in trying to
bring the killers to justice and
enhance the overall safety and
security of all Guyanese."
The party also extended its
deepest sympathies to the fam-



ily and friends of
The contracting giant was as-
sassinated between 16:30 h and
17:00 h on Thursday, a few min-
utes after he drove his open back 4
x 4 vehicle into the compound of
the North Ruimveldt Multilateral
School to inspect ongoing refur-
bishing work on the building being
done by his firm.
Sources said as soon as the
contractor stopped his vehicle, a
gold-coloured motor car also
drove into the compound and
stopped next to Nabi's vehicle.
It is understood that two persons
emerged from the assailants' ve-
hicle, both armed vith hand-
One of the gunmen report-
edly took a few steps towards
Nabi's vehicle and fired several
shots at the contractor, three of
which reportedly hit him in the
The gunmen then jumped
back into their vehicle and sped
There were also uncon-
firmed reports that the contrac-
tor had more than $500,000 in
cash on him at the time but the
money was said to be intact
when his body was removed
from the vehicle.
Nabi was taken to a city
hospital where he was pro-
nounced dead.


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By Pat Harris

NASHVILLE (Reuters) -
Tornadoes battered the
south-eastern United States

on Friday, killing 12 people in
Tennessee in the second
deadly tornado strike in the
state this week, officials said

Nine people died in
Sumner County where the
tornado hit a heavily populated
area outside the town of
Gallatin and another three

people were killed in Warren
County, said Randy Harris of
the Tennessee Emergency
Management Agency.
What had been stately brick
homes near Gallatin were heavily
damaged, and rubble was strewn
across upscale neighborhoods.
Several people were rescued
after being trapped in their cars
by storm debris.
In Warren County,
authorities said some mobile
homes were destroyed and a
truck overturned.
The winds knocked over
walls at Volunteer State
Community College in Gallatin
where some 200 students
huddled inside a building as the
storm approached. Despite the
heavy damage to the campus,
the injuries were mostly minor

cul, and braui.,-
In Georgia. to the south.
severe thunderstorms rolled
through the northern part of the
state early Saturday, damaging
homes and businesses in
several metropolitan Atlanta
counties. Local television
reports showed businesses that
had been levelled and trees that
crashed into homes.
"We have a number of trees
down, power lines down," said
Buzz Weiss, a spokesman for
the Georgia Emergency
Management Agency. He said
his office had no reports of
deaths or serious injuries, and
added that authorities were
evaluating whether the damage
was caused by tornadoes.


A series of tornadoes last
Sunday across the central
United States left 28 people
dead, including 24 in west
Tennessee where a huge twister
obliterated homes in its path.
The National Weather
Service's Storm Prediction Center
reported 42 tornadoes were sighted
on Friday in Tennessee,

Mississippi. Alabauna. Indiana and
Kentucky. The violent weather
grewout of a powerful storm
system working its way across the
Warning sirens sounded
across central Tennessee on
Friday as dark funnel clouds
sent tornadoes spinning to the
ground, accompanied by heavy
rain and hail, some as big as
baseballs, witnesses said.
Thousands of people were
without power.
"Cars were tossed around"
in Nashville's suburbs, said
Mayor Bill Purcell, although the
city itself appeared to have been
A tornado damaged a
hospital in Ashland City, though
no one was hurt. Patients had to
be transferred to another facility.
Ironically, authorities were
holding emergency response
drills in Nashville to prepare in
the event several disasters
struck simultaneously. Earlier on
Friday, volunteers simulated a
plague outbreak, a skyscraper
collapse and a bomb blast at a
popular venue.
"We were all highly
mobilised because of this
exercise," Purcell said.

Rain pelts Metro Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, north of Nashville after
a tornado struck during Friday afternoon (M. J. Masotti, Jr./Reuters)

Bush blames Democrats for stalled immigration reform

By Matt Spetalnick

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
U.S. President George W.
Bush, trying to head off the
latest in a string of setbacks,
blamed Democratic "blocking
tactics" yesterday for stalling
an immigration overhaul and
urged an end to the impasse.
SBush used his weekly radio
address to point the finger at
Senate Democratic leader Harry
Reid for the breakdown on
Friday of a Senate compromise
plan to reform immigration law
and give millions of illegal
immigrants a chance for
Failure to push through the
bill, which would create a
temporary worker programme
as proposed by Bush, could
derail major changes in
immigration laws for this year,

dealing another blow to a
president beset by his lowest
public approval ratings since
taking office.
Gridlock over the legislation,
which would be the biggest
immigration overhaul in two
decades, touched off
"Unfortunately, this
compromise is being blocked by
the Senate Democratic leader
who has refused to allow
senators to move forward and
vote on amendments to this bill,"
Bush said.
"I call on the Senate
Minority Leader to end his
blocking tactics and allow the
Senate to do its work and pass
a fair, effective immigration
reform bill," he added.
Reid, a Nevada lawmaker,
said on Friday he was trying to
protect the bipartisan bill from

Republican opponents who
"hoped to kill it by
The immigration debate
has been complicated by
November's congressional
elections in which Democrats
are threatening to seize control
of both houses from Bush's
Republican Party.
Republicans are split. The
party is nervous about losing
Hispanic votes and some
members back Bush's call for
both tighter border controls and
a guest-worker programme.
But many conservatives
worry that allowing millions
of undocumented, mostly
Mexican immigrants to
qualify for residency would
lead to charges in the
coming congressional
campaign of having voted for

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By Nodal al-Mughrabi

GAZA (Reuters) Prime
Minister Ismail Haniyeh said
yesterday his government
would not bow to foreign
pressure to recognize Israel
and disavow violence despite
funding cuts that are pushing
the Palestinian Authority to
financial collapse.
"The attempts to strangle
the government has one aim.
(But) they will not extract
political concessions from us
that will harm the rights of the
Palestinian people," Haniyeh
said at the opening of a children's
art exhibition in Gaza.
Since taking office last week,
Haniyeh has faced missile strikes by
Israel on militant targets, which
have prompted vows of revenge by
Hamas's armed wing. Tensions have
also risen between Haniyeh and
President Mahmoud Abbas over
his powers.
But perhaps most critical is
the prospect of bankruptcy for
his impoverished region.
The United States and the

European Commission
suspended direct aid on Friday
to Haniyeh's new Hamas-led
government until it renounced
violence, recognized Israel's
right to exist and supported
internationally backed Middle
East peace initiatives.
Israel has also stopped turning
over about $50 million a month in
taxes and customs revenue it
collected on behalf of the
Palestinians under previous
agreements and its banks have
begun cutting ties with the
Interim Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert, whose
centrist Kadima party won a
national election On March 28,
has said his government would
opt to try to transfer the
money to the Palestinians
without having to go through
the Hamas government.
In a Washington Post
interview published on its Web
site yesterday, Olmert said
Israel would "look for ways to
allocate (the money) directly to
the population for humanitarian

"We will not give a check to
a Palestinian minister of finance,
because how can we be certain
that it will not be used for
terror?" the newspaper quoted
him as saying.
Hamas, a fundamentalist
Islamic movement that is sworn to
Israel's destruction and has carried
out more than 60 suicide bombings
since a 2000 uprising, won a
sweeping victory in parliamentary
elections in January.
Hamas has largely abided by
a year-long truce but other
militant groups have stepped up
rocket attacks from Gaza. Israel
has vowed to target militants
involved in such attacks and has
increased air strikes and artillery
shellings in the area.
Yesterday, Israel
launched a second deadly
airstrike against militants
in two days, killing two al-
Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
gunmen in their car as
they returned from firing
rockets into the Jewish


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Venezuelan protesters pelt U.S. envoy's car with eggs

CARACAS N (Reuters)
Demonstrators pelted the
U.S. ambassador's car with
eggs and vegetables and
chased his convoy on a mo-
torbike after he was forced to
leave a charity event in the
latest incident highlighting
the sour relations between
the two countries.
The U.S. Embassy in

Caracas said Ambassador Will-
iam Brownfield was ordered to
leave the event by a municipal
official and his car came under
the barrage from protesters as it
"They told them they had
no right to be there. As they
were leaving, (the cars) went
through a gauntlet of eggs and
vegetables," said an embassy

Supporters of President
Hugo Chavez on motorbikes
pursued the ambassador's con-
voy for 15 minutes as it was
leaving a baseball field in a poor
Caracas neighbourhood where
the embassy had donated base-
ball equipment to a youth club,
she said.
A municipal government

spokesman denied that account,
saying officials "did not inter-
vene, it was the community"
that demanded Brownfield leave.
It was the third time in the
past month that Brownfield has
faced open antagonism at pub-
lic events.
Police had to escort him
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after about 100 demonstrators
burning tires and an American
flag blockaded the building
where he was holding talks with

...U.S. accuses Venezuela over attack

(BBC) The US has accused Chavez.
city officials of the Venezu- US Under Secretary of State
elan capital, Caracas, of com- Nicholas Burns said the attack
plicity in an attack on the car had been condoned by the city
of US Ambassador Williqm government.
Brownfield. However, the mayor's office
in Caracas denied any
involvement in the in-
S.. /. cident.

Caracas said Mr

but this latest inci-
dent is the first time
he and his team have
Motorcyclists chased the convoy or had objects thrown

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The US under secretary of
state told Venezuelan Ambassa-
dor Bernardo Alvarez that if
such an incident happens again
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matic consequences, department
spokesman Sean McCormack
Mr Burns said the attack
was a violation of the Vienna
Convention and that the action
was clearly condoned by the lo-
cal government, the spokesman
US Embassy spokesman
Brian Penn said the Venezuelan
police escorting the convoy did
not intervene to stop the inci-
"The motorcyclists were
throwing things at us for at least

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nothing... It was serious," he
Mr Penn claimed the inci-
dent was organised by the
mayor's office in Caracas, which
has denied any involvement in
the incident.
"No official authorised by the
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Martinez, a spokesman for Mayor
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Officials said the incident
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dents who wanted Mr
Brownfield to leave the area.
Relations between the US
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business leaders.
A smaller protest occurred
in the eastern city of Cumana as
Brownfield met with local

The incidents have under-
scored the frayed diplomatic ties
between the United States and
the leftist government of
Chavez, who has promised a
socialist revolution to end pov-
erty in his oil-producing nation.
Chavez frequently taunts
and insults President George W.
Bush, whom he has accused of
plotting to assassinate him and
of planning to invade Venezuela
to oust him.
U.S. officials describe
Chavez, an ally of Cuba and
Iran, as a fledgling dictator who
is threatening regional stability.
The United States has
poured millions of dollars
into financing an opposition-
aligned group in Venezuela
since Chavez came to office
in 1999. U.S. officials, includ-
ing Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, have said
they plan to continue the flow
of funds as a way to confront

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IT IS not surprising that there are members of the
Guyana Telecommunication and Postal Workers Union
(GT&PWU) who feel that chairman of the Guyana Post
Office Corporation (GPOC), Bishop Juan Edghill, should
apologise for his comment that some of the
corporation's employees "are involved in narco-
activities and armed robberies at various post offices".
In characteristic forthrightness, the GPOC's
chairman made known his controversial claim during
last week's strike by postal workers when he denounced
illegal practices that were undermining the integrity of
the nation's postal services and proving quite costly to
the state and by extension the public in general.
It would be a crude interpretation, to say the least,
should the GT&PWU feels obliged to embrace a demand

by a section of its membership for the corporation's
chairman to apologise. It was not, in all fairness, a
blanket criticism of the integrity of the entire work force
of the GPOC.
Chairman Edghill was rather specific in the
information he has provided to the public, via the media,
about the discovery of a criminal networking system
that was a serious threat, not only to the GPOC, but
national security as a whole, by virtue of the evident
collusion by SOME employees in drug trafficking and
armed robberies. In fact, a case exists for intense police
investigation leading, hopefully, to charges and legal
For Bishop Edghill to now apologise for publicly
bearing his personal courage and integrity to expose
the extent to which the criminal drug-trafficking, gun-
running networks at large have infiltrated the nation's
postal services would be to make a mockery of the
GPOC's stated commitment to providing honest,
efficient and dependable service to the Guyanese
Not just the GT&PWU, the board, management and
generally honest and hard working staff of the GPOC
have a moral obligation to demonstrate support for the
stand taken by Bishop Edghill, who also serves Guyana
as chairman of the constitutionally-created Ethnic
Relations Commission (ERC).
Such supports must also be forthcoming from the
Government, Private Sector Commission, Guyana

Trades Union Congress, bodies representing the law
enforcement agencies, as well as all major religious
and social organizations committed to the rule of law
and honesty in the functioning of state organizations
and institutions.
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criminal activities at state agencies, corporations and
institutions is a problem that requires the widest and
strongest forms of public support. Bishop Edghill and
the board and management of the GPOC deserve to be
commended for taking a public stand in defence of
honesty in the functioning of the nation's postal service.


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GUYANA remains in a state
of uncertainty on elections-
readiness as an Organisation of
American States (OAS)
mission prepares to sign two
agreements tomorrow for
long-term monitoring of the
country's scheduled
2006 poll for which
the constitutional
deadline is not later than
August 4.
A mixture of crippling
party politicking by the seven-
member Guyana Elections
Commission (GECOM), a
significant layer of inherited
pro-opposition partisan
staffers, management
incompetence and a suffocating
capacity for indecision by the
Co m m i s s i o n s
independent chairman, are
reported to be among
contributory factors that could
now well jeopardise the
conduct of the elections by the
constitutional deadline.
A frustrating example of
how GECOM conducts its
business was last month's
failure to take a vote on a
majority decision that there
was really no time for a house-
to-house verification of the
2001 Official List of Electors
(OLE) as demanded by the
main opposition PNCR.
Verification of the OLE
of some 450,000 plus a
projected additional 60,000
new registrants has been the
major challenge of the
GECOM as part of
arrangements for free and fair
The GECOM, well
financed with many millions of
dollars by the Guyana
Government and the
international donors
community, including provision
of relevant technologies
and facilities, has had the past
four years to be in readiness for
the 2006 general election under
an electoral system of
proportional representation
(PR) for a President and 65-
member parliament.
However, despite public

governments to help in pre-
empting a crisis situation.


I am unaware of any
discussion on the current pre-
elections situation in Guyana
involving either the current
chairman of CARICOM, Prime
Minister Patrick Manning of
Trinidad and Tobago, or the
Prime Minister of St. Lucia,
Kenny Anthony, who has lead
responsibility for justice and
What I do recall is that
having failed, over many years,
to speak out against
institutionalized electoral fraud in

Guyana, CARICOM's first
intervention by invitation, in the
country's domestic politics had
followed the opposition-
instigated violence that erupted
after the 1997 general election.
That "intervention" had
climaxed with an unprecedented
a c c o r d "
that reduced approximately two
years from the life of a lawfully
elected and verified legitimate
government. This kind of "help",
negotiated above the heads of
the Guyanese voters, must not
be repeated anywhere else in
Nor, it is felt, should there be
any further perpetuation after
the coming general election of
a body or mechanism like
GECOM which, by its very
structure equal representation
by governing and opposition
parties, headed by an
"independent" chairman. chosen
by consensus, guarantees

partisan politicking,
ineffectiveness and waste of
millions of dollars. Particularly
if the chairman is reluctant
to be forthcoming in decision-
making and in exercising his
crucial right to a vote.
CARICOM states like
Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia
and Trinidad and Tobago for a
start, offer examples in
alternative structures to
Originally created as a
formula by the Carter Centre
for the 1992 general election
that brought an end to 28 years
of unbroken power by the now
opposition People's National
Congress Reform (PNCR), the
intention was that, at best, the
Commission should not go
beyond another general
It seems that both the
ruling PPP/C and the PNCR
think otherwise. However,
given the level of
dissatisfaction by both sides,
and for different reasons, with
the performance record of the
GECOM, elections 2006 could
well be the last hurrah or,
more its swansong.
When GECOM's
current structure and
performance is objectively
assessed, along with the
existing PR electoral
system itself which is like
nowhere else in CARICOM
- perhaps the outcome
could inspire new
initiatives for fundamental
changes in the country's
political culture.
At a minimum, the
goal of such initiatives
should be on fostering
m e a n i n g f u l
inclusiveness in
governance, if not
power-sharing, and to
seriously curb the
political and cultural
arrogance, the social
and ethnic divisions in
which some politicians
and parties seem to
thrive and invest their
own future.

assurances from the Commission
to meet the August 4 deadline,
and possibly by July 24, there is
now a desperate scramble, amid
much blame-shifting, to honour
that pledge. That is, after all the
money and facilities provided
over four years to complete its
mandate in time.
Question is whether, on the
basis of the Memorandum of
Understanding signed on July 20,
2005 on support for the 2006
general election between the
Guyana Government, GECOM
and the international donors, the
Commission could now be
reasonably accused of breaching
the letter and spirit of the MOU.
What the donors have
already done, as recent as March
29, was to issue a statement to
the media making clear that as
international signatories to the
MOU, they are convinced that:
"The GECOM Secretariat
has the technical capability and
capacity, and has received in a
timely manner, all the technical
and financial support needed
from the Government of Guyana
and the international community
to deliver free and fair elections
within the constitutional
Prior to that statement,
GECOM's chairman Steve
Surujbally, had confidently told
a press conference on February
15 that from "an operational
perspective" the Commission
was "on track for delivering
general and regional elections
prior to the constitutionally
mandated deadline of August
4..." So, what suddenly went
It is more than strange to
now hear the Commission's
Secretariat talking about being
faced with a significant rush of
late registration to be on the
voters list.
Surely the Commission

would have been in a state of
preparedness for such a likely
development as often happens
across CARICOM with eligible
electors who fail to register
early, as they should. Why then
this excuse?
And why should the nation,
as a whole, be made to suffer the
consequences of an evident mix
of incompetence and political
subversion by those whose
party, in all
honesty, is really
not anxious for the
scheduled poll.


The assurances )
from GECOM
were being treated
with a high level of
cynicism among
Guyanese with
whom I had
during this past week of my
brief visit for the funeral of a
dear friend Lloyd Searwar.
This cynicism was also
reflected in responses to the
assurances that keep flowing
from the high command of the
security forces, the police in
particular, in relation to their
hunt for wanted criminals and
stolen high-powered rifles and
other arms and ammunition.
What Guyanese, across the
ethnic and political divide, want
and deserve like every society
committed to electoral
democracy and the rule of law -
is not mere assurances -
welcome as they may be at
critical moments. Rather, it is
success in getting the job
The Guyanese reality today
is that a yawning credibility or
confidence-building gap stands
between assurances and actual
achievements by both GECOM

and the nation's security
In relation to the
Commission, it has to do with
failure to deliver on expected
arrangements for the coming
national election.
The credibility problem for
the police and army, after
various "joint anti-crime"
operations, lies in their lack of
success to crack major criminal
hideouts (for example in

Buxton village) and recovering
stolen sophisticated arms,
including AK-47 rifles, from the
Guyana Defence Force.
When the politicking and
inefficiency of GECOM and
the low success rate by the
security forces in combating
criminal networks, some known
to be linked to well connected
drug-traffickers and gun-
runners, are added to the fears
being generated about a possible
explosion of social and political
upheavals, Guyana seems
headed into a crisis phase that
needs to be collectively arrested
by all stakeholders of the
society as a matter of national
I do not know to what
extent the Caribbean
Community Secretariat
is prepared to provide the
quality of assessment of the
current status quo and expected
developments for CARICOM

Gaps in assurance and delivery

on elections and crime fight


.. .~. i \ ,Li!T~1'PIT~ 1Y:l~lli

I HAVE tried hard believe
me real hard but I just can't
shake off the feeling that
some people in some quarters
regard the rest of us ordinary
citizens who just want to get
on with our lives as jackasses.
I try to figure out what's
really happening and somehow
the verse of an old calypso is
all I keep hearing: "Shut you
mouth, go away. Mama, look a
boo boo deh!"
For those of you who don't
know, a boo boo is a jumbie -
and for those of you who don't
know, a jumbie is a ghost.
And for those of you who
don't know, a ghost is what
some local politicians are seeing
a lot of these days and what so
many of us ordinary people
can't really see.
Judging from the concerns
surfacing from where they
stand, some politicians are see-
ing and pointing at boo boos
only they seem capable of sight-
They are probably 'see far'
people with an uncanny gift for
seeing things others can't spot
and when us ordinary people
express surprise and ask ques-
tions, they run around even

more, wringing their hands and
screaming, "Shut you mouth, go
away. Mama, look a boo boo
Boo boo? Where'?
And they just point and
shout and us ordinary people
look hard, but see no boo boo.
The nearest I have come to this
boo boo thing is the boo boo
that comes out of your eyes
when you wake or if you have
a cold or red eye.
Where are the boo boos
these people want their mamas
and us to see?
Even the goodly vet who is
also Chairman of the Guyana
Elections Commission
(GECOM) can't seem to help
the rest of us see the boo boos
that are so scaring some other
people who seem to be threat-
ening all kinds of street antics
to make others get up close and
personal with the hard to see
boo boos.
To put it mildly it's freak-
ing frustrating and I seriously
wonder if the United States, the
United Kingdom, Canada and
the European Union can help

the GECOM Chairman, his
commissioners and staff recruit
some fine voodoo doctors from
Haiti to help them find and trap
these elusive boo boos so that
they can get the electoral pro-
cess really running and that we
can have elections by the con-
stitutionally due date of August
4 this year, and not next year?
How about it guys? I mean,
Haiti, being the poorest country
in the Western hemisphere, and
with all its problems, was able
to beat back the prophets of
doom and pull off its elections
fairly successfully. It could be
that their world renowned voo-
doo doctors have the right cure
for hard to find boo boos and it
should not be too difficult to re-
cruit a few good ones to case
their spells here.
Of course, Haiti had and
has problems far worse than
anything we have seen, but they
persisted and put on a pretty
good show. And I didn't hear
them screaming and shouting
about boo boos of the kind that
only some people can see here.
This boo boo scare has got

GECOM in such a sorry state
that after FOUR years and mil-
lions of dollars of scarce foreign
exchange and hard to come by
Guyana currency, the people in
charge still seem to be stumbling
around trying to find their feet.
Can you believe it? After
four years planning for elections
due by August 4 this year, we
are now hearing that GECOM
may not be able to meet the
deadline! And that the elections
may have to be postponed?!
Freaking unbelievable!
This boo boo stuff looks
suspiciously like some people
want to paste boo boo in the
eyes of the rest of us. And it's
really amounting to a lot of
eye pass.
The World Bank, the Inter-
American Development Bank
and other international donor
lending agencies are very care-
ful to put conditions on how
their money is spent on
projects they finance.
If contractors building
roads, schools, health centres
and such like and those repair-
ing sea defences and other infra-

structure fail to meet deadline,
and certain performance cond -
tions, they are penalised. And a,
deadlines approach, they pull
out all the stops to complete
their work on time to avoid hav-
ing to pay penalties.
Those in GECOM running
the show for the 2006 elections
clearly are not constrained by
such criteria -judging from the
constant stumbling and
bumbling around that seems to
be the hallmark. And that's a
shame because such built-in
penalties would almost cer-
tainly have had them jumping all
hurdles to breast the finishing
tape in record time.
As it is, they seem to be
cowering in dark corners, stupe-
fied and frightened by the
shouts of boo boos stirred by
only those who seem to be able
to see these strange creatures of
the imagination.
The demons of old have
long been exorcised and
GECOM has to get with the
flow these are new days and
dwelling with boo boos in the
caves of the past just won't do.

GECOM has had more
than enough time and money to
prepare for elections by August
4, 2006 and it really is exasper-
ating the patience of us ordinary
people to even suggest shifting
the deadline.
If there are boo boos, the
boo boo doctors should catch
them and show them to the rest
of us.
If they can't, well then let's
all raise a mighty chant to Jah
and proclaim: "Shut you
mouth, go away. Mama, look
NO boo boo deh!"
It's more than past time for
GECOM to take a stand against
this boo boo foolishness.
Call in the voodoo doctors
from Haiti and rain fires on these
demons some people are trying to
resurrect to haunt the rest of us.
And let's get on with our

The Bitterness of Sugar

By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business executive and former Caribbean
diplomat who publishes widely on small states in the global

A ROUND table discussion held in Barbados on April 3rd and
4th between CARICOM sugar producing countries and the Eu-
ropean Union (EU) appeared to achieve the exact opposite of
what it intended.
Organised by the British
Department for International
Development (DFID), the round
table was meant to bring the two
sides to a better understanding of 40
the needs of CARICOM coun- .
tries in their efforts to reform the .
sugar industry following the 36%
unilateral cuts in the price paid
for their sugar by the EU.
CARICOM sugar producing
countries will lose US$95 million
per annum.
Instead, of the desired un-
derstanding, the round table pro-
duced a good deal of rancour.
The Barbados Agriculture 4
Minister, Erskine Griffith, ac-
cused the EU. during a parlia-
mentary debate after the round
table, of believing they could
settle issues on the basis of "the old colonial mentality".
This followed a statement to the press on the first day of the
round table by Ambassador Amos Tincaini. Head of the EU Office
in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, that if Barbados did not
put up a viable strategy by April 30th it would lose -2.074 that
had been budgeted for it as compensation or what the EU creatively
c;ail'; ";ccorm'pan'i a x meIlcaslres".

"a i v. O to g larili exu iples' o1" i;ci!'"'!icl.i a !riculi !''; ; p '.iod. cIio ;.
Aml, he insisted itha Barbados wo'ilw sou hb it ils sirates ,' on Uini'.

but it would not be a "funeral" grant since the Barbados govern-
ment had no intention of "burying" the sugar industry.
Only Guyana and Jamaica have so far submitted their sugar
reform strategies to the EU. Belize, Barbados, Trinidad and To-
bago and St Kitts-Nevis are all expected to do so by month end,
and each of them presented the outlines of their plans at the round
Representatives of other CARICOM countries who attended
the round table described it as "largely apublic relations exercise
to fulfil a commitment made by British Prime Minister Tony Blair
when he met CARICOM Heads of Government in London late last
Mr. Blair had undertaken to fight in the EU for -250 million
per annum for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) sugar pro-
ducers for the period 2007-2013.
With the best will in the world, Mr. Blair was unlikely to
achieve that objective. The present EU of 25 countries com-
prises many states with no historical connection to the Carib-
bean and little interest in its problems. In any event, big play-
ers, such as Germany, are also less disposed to being sympa-
thetic to the region, and by all accounts the German repre-
sentative at the Barbados round table did not hesitate to dem-
onstrate this.
C- -ARICOM delegations to'lth'rourid t`iblk Wnhted'ltto her clear'
and definitive answers from the EU representatives on three nmat-
ters: what would be the quantum of compensation; wdli it be Iront-
loaded. i.e.. will the money be disbursed up front: and will the com-
pensation be timely and freed of EU red-tape as occurred with ba-
They went home with no clear answers from the EU and with
a great deal of bitterness over the two-day encounter.
The EU Commissioners have proposed *190 million per year
as compensation for the period 2007-2013 *60 million less than
Mr. Blair had envisaged, andi ii is being said in the corridors that
the figure is more likely to be *120 million divided a aion all 18
ACP aties.

Delays in the delivery of compensation will derail reform
programmes causing unemployment and revenue loss to intensify.
The Chairman of the Guyana Sugar Corporation, Ronald Ali,
is reported as saying that if the funds are not in place, Guyana
could fall below the production of its allocated 300,000 tonnes."
The EU's reluctance, so far, to make a firm commitment to
frontloading compensation is being viewed in the region as "omi-
Amid the concerns expressed publicly by a few and pri-
vately by all CARICOM delegates over what the EU will do
about compensation, the President of the Caribbean Develop-
ment Bank, Dr Compton Bourne, who attended the round
table, was pretty blunt about the Caribbean's own need for
Dr Bourne said, "The fact of the matter is that the global sugar
industry has changed, as a consequence of which Caribbean par-
ticipants in that industry must also change. In economic life there
are no constants".
And, he added, "We should not allow the circumstances of EU
price reform to deflect us from the essential issue, namely how
should economics adjust to the structural changes in the global in-
dustry and to changes in the EU market specifically."
Dr Bourne was right to focus Caribbean attention on the need
't b'adjuist 'rndl hiange in their owfi'interest. The strategies for re-
form that the countries have developed. shows that even though
belatedly, they are swallowing the bitter pill that the unilateral EU
price cuts of sugar prices have become, and they are putting the
reform programmes in place.
But. the CARICOM sugar producing countries have a legiti-
mate right to be concerned about the success of their reforms, ii
the EU does not deliver adequate compensation. up front and in a
timely manner.
The rancour that emerged from the Barbados round table indi-
cates worsening relations between CARICOM and the EU even as
they are in the process of negotiating an Economic Partnership
Agreement i(P..\).
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Italy: Berlusconi at Bay

NOBODY has asked
Italy's Prime Min
ister Silvio
Berlusconi if he has kept
his January pledge not to
have sex during the two-
and-a-half months leading up
to the general election on 9-
10 April. But if he has, then
he is living proof that sexual
abstinence does not bring
political success, because
he is still been trailing his
centre-left rival, Romano
Prodi, by four or five per-
centage points in the opinion
This is hardly surprising,
since Italy's economy is in
dreadful shape. Berlusconi
sold himself as a billionaire
businessman who would turn
Italy into another successful
business, but over his five
years in power, the economy
has grown at less than one
per cent a year. As his pros-
pects for re-election fade,
moreover, his rhetoric, al-
ways flamboyant, has be-
come so extreme that it
topples into self-parody.
In January, he told a TV
talk-show host that only Na-
poleon had done more for his
country "but I am certainly
taller than him." In February,
he switched to being the Son
of God: "I am the Jesus
Christ of politics. I am a pa-
tient victim, I put up with
everyone; I sacrifice myself
for everyone." By March, he
was comparing himself to
Winston Churchill:
"Churchill liberated us from
the Nazis. Silvio Berlusconi
is liberating us from the
It suggests that panic has
invaded the camp of the Knight

Cavaliere). as Berlusconi
is widely known, and even
some of those close to him
are now taking their
distance. Last month, the
newspaper II Foglio. partly
owned by Berlusconi's wife
and run by a close friend,
carried a front-page editorial
declaring that "the Knight is
now tilting at windmills and
the outcome of wars against
windmills is well known.
Knights generally succumb."
Many people would re-
joice to see Berlusconi lose,
including some who voted for
him in 2001 most leaders of
Italy's big business commu-
nity now see him has a disas-
ter, for example but it is too
soon to assume that he is
finished. That four or five
point lead might represent
the proportion of the elector-
ate who secretly plan to vote
for Berlusconi but are too
embarrassed to admit it even
to an opinion poller. It's un-
likely, but he could just
squeak back into power.
It's easy to see how
Berlusconi could have fooled
Italian voters in
2001, but how could a
people as sophisticated and
even as cynical as the Italians
still be taken in by him today?
The answer is that around half
of them are not taken in at all,
and will vote against him and
many among the other half know
exactly what he is up to and ap-
prove of it.
Silvio Berlusconi became
"the richest man in Italy" under
deeply suspicious
circumstances. His fortune is
founded on his control of com-
mercial television, which he
owes to a murky 1980s deal
with Socialist Prime Minister
Bettino Craxi (who later fled to
Tunisia to escape corruption

charges and died in exile). The
later growth of his business em-
pire allegedly involved collusion
with the mafia and systematic
bribery of officials and judges,
and his entry into politics in
1994 was widely believed to be
an attempt to escape indictment
for these crimes by the "clean

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hands" magistrates who were
then taking on the system.
His first term in office
lasted less than a year, and
through the later 1990s a long
series of indictments against
him and his business associates
slowly progressed through the
Italian courts. But since he re-
gained the prime ministership in
2001, he has used his parliamen-
tary majority to pass one law
after another that had the aim of
getting himself and other mem-
bers of his business clan out of
legal trouble. And many Ital-
ians, knowing exactly what he
was up to, applauded him for
Most Italians hate the
state, and they have good
reason. Italy's bureaucracy is
among the most labyrinthine,
irrational and slow-moving in
the world, and frustrated Ital-
ians are more likely to try to
get round it than through it.

So they tend to admire those
who are very good at getting
round the law even if the
individual in question is ask-
ing for their votes so that he
can re-make the laws to get
himself out of trouble and re-
duce the state to a servant of
his personal interests.
The broader coalition
that has kept Berlusconi in
power for five years includes
neo-fascists and the racist,
anti-immigrant Northern
League, but the core support
for his own Forza Italia party
is millions of small
businesspeople whose lives
are burdened by far too
many taxes and laws, inspec-
tors and regulations. In the
long run, Silvio Berlusconi
will make both them and the
state poorer if he stays in
power, but in the short run
they love to see him get
away with it.
Even if Berlusconi loses
this election, his original
purpose in coming into
politics has been achieved.
His previous changes to
the law decriminalised
false accounting, made
money-laundering harder
to trace, and gave amnes-
ties to tax dodgers and il-
legal builders. His most re-
cent change to the law
halved the time within
which trials for many dif-
ferent offences must be
completed and the sen-
tences enforced: as a re-
sult, nearly 90 per cent of
corruption cases before the
Court of Cassation will be
struck down, together with
most cases of embezzle-
ment. So if the vote goes
against Berlusconi this
time, he can still retire
from politics and enjoy his
wealth in peace.

By Luis Carpio

THE U.S. Federal Aviation Authority has elevated the East-
ern Caribbean's aviation sector to Category one status;
there are new Chairmen, Boards and CEOs at both BWIA
and Air Jamaica and a new Chairman at LIAT and
Panama's COPA is set to start flights to Trinidad and To-
bago (see Friendly Skies I) whilst Venezuela's CONVIASA
and others are providing basic competition to

"I refuse to join any club that would have
me as a member"
Groucho Marx

AEROPOSTAL's traditional air bridge between the Con-
tinental and Insular GC.
Barbados' US$10 million investment in LIAT gives it forty-
three percent of shares, followed by Antigua and Barbuda and
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with thirty percent between
them. Moreover, Prime Minister Owen Arthur's recent decla-
rations regarding his expectations for this important investment
of his country's National Budget, leaves little doubt as to his
commitment. The Bajan PM's pronouncement regarding no more
"business as usual" is worth watching.
A decade ago, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation under
the leadership of now LIAT Chairman, our dear friend Jean
Holder, commissioned a study of the benefits of integration
which pointed unambiguously towards the potential rewards.
Now, the Caribbean Hotel Association has examined the issue
and called for an integrated approach which it has urged their
governments to note. The ACS agenda to promote

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

multidestination tourism, as well as the creation of the Sustain-
able Tourism Zone of the GC also depend on functioning air
transport system in the GC.
Some of these factors are being cited in support of the re-
vival of the long-time idea of creating a regional airline. Writing
in the Antigua Sun, Mr. John Gilmore considers that "the tim-
ing may be propitious for the 'New Boys' to sit down and
discuss whether co-operation/integration is a more viable op-
tion for them collectively than their continued individual finan-
cially disastrous courses".
Though writing from the point of view of the Insular, En-
glish-speaking Caribbean, he also makes the central point of any
discussion on air transport in the GC: that "the issue demands
analysis from the viewpoint of a viable solution for the region
rather than the traditional narrow perspective of 'the best' (usu-
ally loss making) solution for each individual airline often at
the expense of the others."
At the end of the day, everyone, from the high-level policy-
maker to the baggage handler, as well as the average passenger,
recognizes that, from the consecutive BWIA, LIAT and Air Ja-
maica bailouts starting in the early 70s, through the collapse of
Venezuela's VIASA in the 80s and the entrance upon the scene
of Caribbean Star and (soon) Miami-based Spirit, the precari-
ous air transport system in the GC has depended upon the
heavy-handed patronage of our national budgets, thus addict-
ing it to a slice of revenue that, quite frankly, could be put to
better use in our sustainable development Agenda. We have thus,
potentially, put our bridge to the world in the hands of others
who, in pursuit of their own interests (as is well and good) will
not necessarily have our best interests at. heart.
Though the idea of a regional airline sounds logical
and even sexy, what is needed is a solution which brings
together existing capabilities to create a truly functional
Air Transport System for the GC that is bigger than the
sum of its parts. Whether we create the dreamed-of regional
airline (unlikely as things stand) or we achieve synergies
between existing and new enterprises through the grant-
ing of liberties, code-sharing and other arrangements based
upon the ACS Air Transport Agreement, the fact remains
that the future of our interconnection to the globalised
world cannot depend upon the Marxist ideal cited above.
(Luis Carpio is the Director of Transport and Natural Di-
sasters of the Association of Caribbean States. The views ex-
pressed are not necessarily the official views of the A CS. Feed-
back can be sent to: mail@(



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uzz word in the circles of
government, civil society
and international
institutions. This word has
increasingly been a
requirement, in fact, a
necessary condition of all
local and international
agreements. It is a concept
that is gaining greater
acceptance in our society.
Today, all aspects of
government's financial and
public policy institutions
have built-in accountability
The emerging culture
of accountability in society
was restored in 1992 when
the PPP/C Administration re-
introduced the concept of a
lean and clean government
with emphasis on public
accountability. Now, we see
businesses, trades union
bodies, non-governmental
organizations and
constitutional bodies have all
re-emphasised the notion of
accountability in their
operations. However, there
are calls, some founded and

Elections outside of the
constitutionally due date.
Under the laws of Guyana,
GECOM is mandated to
conduct free and fair elections
on time (and in this case on or
before August 4, 2006).
Like any other
constitutional and independent
body, this entity is accountable


others not so, for greater
With an open media in
Guyana, there is little which
does not come to the public
attention. Given the ultra-free
media and unprecedented state
of freedom of expression, the
public has the power to hold
public officers more accountable.
They can demand of them
performance and outcomes in
keeping with their office and the
expectations of the people
whom they are intended to
Recent developments
have brought the issue of
accountability to the front-
burner once again in the formal
public discourses and even the
talk on the streets. One of these
is the preparation for the
upcoming elections and who
should be held accountable for
any possible delays.
The public is deeply
concerned about the attempts by
some elements within and
outside of the Guyana Elections
Commission (GECOM)
operations to push the holding
of Regional and General

claims drug war

'DON"T GIVE ADAMN' with everyone, including its
historic enemy the United
Each time they detect a States. If there was
suspicious plane or boat, coast cooperation, the anti-drug
guard officials call their U.S. effort would be far more
counterparts. But they say they effective."
get little thanks for the hundreds "We can't take all the
of reports filed every year. credit, but they don't recognize
"We don't give a damn," our contribution at all,"
said Samper. "Cuba has shown Samper complained.
that it has the will to cooperate The U.S. State Department

Convoy in Linden

today to promote

Town Week

THE organizers of the Linden Town Week. scheduled
from April 22 to Ma 1 2006. will toda3 further promote
the event with a convoy around the mining to n.
The coni\u ouil comprise a 'splashdown' of participants
in the educanlln, fashion. ports and education related-e\enis.
The cono\. mowes off from the Mackenzie Minibus/Car Park
at 16 00 h
The organizers. Kashif and Shanghai Orgamnlsaton. Hitl and
Jam Enertainment and the Linden Fund USA. have promised
u. deliver a knockout punch for cunous residents anxious for a
glimpse of what is inm tore for them over the Town Week period
The Linden To n Week Comunttee. led by chairman Kashif
Muhanunad. Planning Secretariat point man Collin Aaron. and
other members, are confident that today's spectacle like its
JanuarN 21 launch will be well received
Already, the education segments of the Inter-Schools Quiz.
Debate and Spelling Bee competitons are in progress, while
actismes in the realm of sports are also in progress with a three-
a-side football match on at Block 131 Wismar Housing Scheme.
The basketball competition staril today al the Mackenzie
Sporns Club ground and the football championship kicks off
next Sunday
However. the splash of colours that the motorcade promises
to be will move west of Linden. on to Wismar, touching areas
such as Wisrock in the south, the north of Wismar up at
Blueberry Hill. Chnstianburg, back across to the east Mackenzie
shore of the Demerara River. up at Amelia's Ward Loers' Lane
area and back into central Mackenzie.
The convoy will end at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard
court here the Linden Town Week websnie. will be launched before the start of the
basketball competition.
Some 2000 flyers of the programme of events will be
distributed along the route, thus ensuring that residents
are totally au fail with the endless activities going on
during the Linden Town Week. (Joe Chapman)

to the people of Guyana and has
to work in accordance with the
laws of this country. This means
that the dereliction of duty by
those functionaries can lead to a
serious beach of their
responsibilities as set out by the
Elections Act.
The questions the public
are asking: who are these elements
in GECOM operations who
seem bent on dragging
elections outside of the
S August 4, 2006 date? Why
are they seeking to engineer
a delay which would be
considered a failure by them
S to uphold their
constitutional duty?
The fact that
elections could be held on
time is not in dispute. This
has been established by the
international Joint
International Technical
Assessment team and even
other technical personnel
who have looked at
GECOM secretariat's
revised timetable.
3A considerations of motives
and even breaches of

recognized Cuba was taking the
drug war seriously in its annual
narcotics report released in
March, which said that Cuban
information had helped stop drugs
coming into the United States.
But Washington insists Cuba
still does not do enough to fight
narcotics and that the drop in
seizures in Cuban waters is due to
U.S. anti-drug operations in the
Narcotics cooperation with
Havana occurs only on a case-by-
case basis, the report said.

uba c

By Esteban Israel

Reuters) Flying over
hains of sandy keys in a
lattering old Soviet Mi-17
helicopter, Col. Jorge
amper declares a Cuban
victory over South American
rug traffickers with no
anks to the United States.
Communist Cuba wants to
operate with its bitter
political enemy in the war on
arcotics, but is getting no
response from Washington, says
amper, deputy commander of
e Cuban Coast Guard.
Colombian smugglers have
sed the hundreds of tiny
excluded islands off Cuba's long
orth coast as drop sites for
ales of cocaine and marijuana
o be picked up from the sea by
peedboats for delivery to the
united States.
Despite scarce resources to
atrol its waters other than
low-moving Soviet-era torpedo
oats, Cuba says it has the
problem under control.
"The drug trafficking
through Cuba, especially by sea,
as been controlled. The
traffickers have gone
Isewhere," Samper told foreign
reporters on a tour of coastal
observation posts along the
orth coast of eastern Cuba.
Seizures have declined over
he past five years. The 2.2
onnes (2,200 kg) of marijuana
nd 0.3 tonnes (300 kg) of
cocaine seized last year were the
owest quantities in the past
ecade, indicating traffickers
ave turned to other routes,
Samper said.
"It is the United States that
benefits from all Cuba's efforts,"
aid Col. Jose Ruiz, deputy
ead of the Cuban National
Antinarcotics Agency.
That is because the drug
shipments are destined for the
streets of U.S. cities and not
uba, where domestic
consumption of illegal drugs is
minimal, Cuban officials say.


responsibility by certain
personnel are not
A point to note is
that this is a rare case where
the governing party is
demanding that elections are
held on time and the
opposition wants it to be
delayed. In other places, some
incumbents dodge or even
push for a delay in the holding
of elections. It would be
recalled that since a year ago
the ruling party declared that
it was ready to receive a new
mandate from the people of
Guyana, even before the
expiration of its term in office.
We would recall that the main
opposition when in
government extended its life in
Government on two occasions
by two years. This
government has done the
opposite. Following the 1997
elections, the PPP/C agreed to
a three-year term, two years
were given up in the interests
of preserving democracy. And
since about a year ago, the
administration was not
opposed to the holding of early
If elections are held
outside of August 4, the
government, based on our
law remains in office. Talk

"Given the nature of the
Cuban regime, cooperation
with the U.S. by the Cuban
authorities is predicated on
political motivations that serve
the regime's political
interests," it said.
Washington also criticised
Havana for not wanting to sign
a Caribbean convention on
fighting drug trafficking, a U.S.
initiative Cuba says would
undermine its sovereignty.
"We haven't signed that
convention and we are not
going to sign it," said Lt. Col.
Miguel Landera, an Interior
Ministry official at Punta de
Maisi, the easternmost tip of

Cuba has proposed signing
a bilateral drug enforcement
agreement with the United
States. The State Department
has rejected such a move
because it would give a false
sense of normalisation to Cuba-
U.S. relations.
Washington broke off
diplomatic relations with
Havana in 1961, two years
after Fidel Castro seized
power in a leftist revolution,
and has enforced a trade
and financial embargo on
Cuba since then in an effort
to undermine his


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about an interim government is
sheer rubbish and has no basis
in law or logics. The efforts to
create uncertainty are just part
of the opposition's campaign to
create instability as it has been
doing in threatening the peace
of Guyana if it does not get its
way in delaying the elections.
(Next week I will examine some
of the possible motives for this
demand to delay the polls.)
But the debate on
accountability is not only
directed at GECOM on the
elections date. Other serious
matters such as the 'missing' 33
Ak-47s and other weapons
from the Guyana Defence
Force headquarters' bond, the
public's discontent with the
police force's response to the
current crime situation, and the
heightened efforts by some
opposition elements to harm
the peace in Guyana.
The mechanisms to
ensure accountability within
and outside of Guyana by the
respective functionaries,
including opposition political
functionaries, ought not to be
ignored. There are many local
and even international
precedents. Everyone knows
that accountability remains a
critical pillar of good
governance and effective








who, in the fashion of the
Jamaican leader he had
succeeded 14 years ago,
stepped off the stage of
national and regional politics
last week as a
unique politician in both
Jamaican and Caribbean
Last month's historic joint
sitting of the Jamaica House of
Representatives and Senate to
bid farewell to him; the
outpourings of tributes from
across the Caribbean and world
leaders, including President
George W. Bush and Prime
Minister Tony Blair,
underscored his admired stature
and renowned contributions.
I think the Prime Minister
of Barbados, Owen Arthur, may
well have spoken for all his
counterparts of the Caribbean
Community in praising
Patterson for his outstanding
contributions to the deepening
and widening of the region's
economic integration movement.
+In saluting Patterson, for
whose official retirement as
Prime Minister and oath-taking
ceremony of his successor:
Portia Simpson-Miller. he was
in Kingston last week. Arthur
"The 30 years you have
devoted to the service of
Caribbean integration. dealing

with some of its
most demanding matters, have
not to date been exceeded by
any Caribbean citizen; and it is
hardly likely to be exceeded by
that of any citizen of the
"It is the fact that such
monumental efforts can come
from a citizen of the Caribbean
that gives us the confidence to
believe that we can make the
CSME (Caribbean Single
Market and Economy) work..."
The occasion was the
historic signing ceremony at the
Mona Campus of the
University of the West Indies on
January 30 this year for the
launch of the CSME for which
Arthur has lead responsibility
for arrangements.
Earlier, at the 17th Inter-
Sessional Meeting of
CARICOM Heads of
Government on February 9-10,
the 33-year-old Community's
current chairman, Prime
Minister Patrick Manning of
Trinidad and Tobago, in noting
that it was the final
participation by Patterson
before his retirement from
government and party politics,
spoke warmly about "our
friend, P J Patterson.


"Who. notwithstanding his
enduring vitality, has taken
decision to retire from active

political life. Indeed, this is the
last time that this Caribbean
giant will be heading a Jamaican
delegation to a Heads of
Government Meeting.
"We in Trinidad and
Tobago", said a visibly
emotional Manning, "feel
deeply touched and


providentially chosen, that this
aspect of his life's journey
should end on our soil. I suspect
that the Divine Director has so
arranged it because, as his
country's Foreign Minister, PJ
Patterson had played such an
important part in bringing
CARICOM into being through
the 1973 Treaty of
Chaguaramas right here in
Trinidad and Tobago..."
In bringing a specific
perspective and warm sentiment
from the sub-region of the
Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean States (OECS) of
which he is the current

aim &an ,

chairman, Vincentian Prime
Minister Ralph Gonsalves
who, like Arthur and Manning
were in Jamaica last week to
join in the official farewell of
PJ and welcome of Portia, was
to hail Patterson as:
"That titan of Caribbean
integration, a magnificent
international statesman. We are
most grateful for your seminal
contribution to our region's
efforts at economic integration.
Thanks for your work, and
Almighty God for your
inspiring life..."
The Prime Minister of St.
Lucia, Kenny Anthony, who
has portfolio responsibility
for Governance' and Justice
among Community leaders, in
blending his own personal
sentiment with his general
awareness of the significance
difference Patterson's
leadership capability made to
the progress of CARICOM, is
on record as noting:
"I will personally miss his
calming presence at our
meetings his thoughtful and
analytical mind, his capacity
to focus on the incisive issues,
his friendship and his
And, as if echoing a
sentiment later and differently
expressed by his Barbadian
counterpart. Arthur. the St.
Lucia leader said: "No
Caribbean leader since the
Founding Fathers (of



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CARICOM), has participated
in, and presided over
CARICOM with the sagacity
of Percival Patterson..."


It is to this now 71-year-old
Jamaican son of our Caribbean
Community, who has been the
longest Prime Minister of his
country 14 of his 25 years as
a parliamentarian that the
Republic of Guyana has chosen
to be the first regional Head of
Government, to be conferred
with the country's highest
national honour Order of
Excellence (OE).
President Bharrat Jagdeo
was tied down by pressing
problems at home to be present
in Jamaica for the ceremonial
constitutional change in
government's leadership. But
Guyana awaits the moment
when Patterson shows up in
Georgetown to formally receive
the OE award.
Not only the region's
political leaders, but also
outstanding educators and
cultural icons like former Vice-
Chancellor of the University of
the West Indies, Rex Nettleford,
have brought to bear cogent
perspectives of the
Jamaican politician who. the
records will show, will long be
remembered for his unique
leadership roles and
contributions to CARICOM:
Nettleford, in his
introduction to Delano
Franklyns' edited 'The
Challenges of Change'
(Patterson's Budget
presentations over a 10-year
period) published in 2004.
declared from a distinctly
Jamaican viewpoint:
"If he (Palterson) is a
disappointment to those

Jamaicans caught up in
Messianic politics and,
therefore, feel deprived of the
opportunity for 'Palm Sunday'
processionals, to be followed by
the journey to Calvary, he is
likely to be absolved by
"Absolved for his level-
headedness, pragmatism and
survival strategies; for a certain
decency in political combat
coupled with his reputation as
a gifted political strategist, and
for a resoluteness which are all
the qualities of long-distance
running rather than of
Well, while Patterson's
CARICOM legacy would,
regrettably, reveal his personal
disappointments in failing to
lead Jamaica to access the
Caribbean Court of Justice
(CCJ) as its final appellate
institution, plus helping to make
a reality of the long-pledged
CARICOM Commission with
executive authority, his "long-
distance running" for the
Community's progress has,
officially, come to a glorious
Like me, journalists across
the region, who had the
opportunity to deal with him,
at times having to take issue
with him on varying positions
at media briefings, would also
deeply miss Patterson's energy,
dynamism and the sheer
difference that his presence
brought to CARICOM meetings
and events.
Now we await his
promised memoirs as he
recalls his Jamaica and
Caribbean journeys to fulfil
his hopes and dreams. Good
luck, and farewell from one
who continues, for a while
longer, to cover the
'Caribbean beat'.

Nos lum-P!, I



JNDAY CHRONICLE April 9,2006 11

GS awards outstanding employees

GHT employees of the
ofessional Guard Services

(PGS) were presented with
cheques for the outstanding

contribution to the service
for the first quarter of the
Senior Shift Commander.
Paul De Freitas, Baton Rank.
Alphonso Benjamin. Driver,
Donald Headley. Armed

Arya Samaj observes

131st anniversary
THE Arya Samaj in Guyana will tomorrow be observing the
131st anniversary of the founding of Arya Samaj [Arya
Samaj Sthaapna Divas].
A release from the group said that on April 10, 1875, the
organisation called Arya Samaj was formally registered in Bombay
(Mumbai), India.
"Arya Samaj, as the name signifies, is a Samaj (organisation)
of Aryas (noble-minded people). Further clarified, the Arya Samaj
is a society of noble-minded people who follow the Veda (the
Word of God handed down to mankind in the beginning) and
try to behave in accordance with the teachings of the Veda", the
release said.
The Arya Samaj was founded by Maharishi Swami
Dayananda Saraswati who believed in the infallible authority of
the Vedas. He advocated the doctrine of karma and reincarnation
and emphasised the ideals of brahmacharya (chastity) and
sanyasa (renunciation), the group said.
It added that Arya Samaj is not a religion and the society
was formed, not as a new religion but as a coming together of
noble-minded people who believe in Vaidik Satya Sanatana
Dharma (commonly called "Hinduism"). Due to the fact that
Arya Samaj was established in this month, the Guyana Central
Arya Samaj, over the past few years, has designated April as
Arya Samaj Awareness Month in Guyana.
The activities, the organisation said, usually culminate at
the end of the month with the annual Vaidik Bhajanaavali and
Veda Yajna at the headquarters in Georgetown. At this function
member branches from the various regions come together in
celebration by singing bhajans (hymns), in vedic chantings and
poetry and drama.
The annual National Arya Samaj Award is also given out to
an outstanding Arya Sarnajist who has made outstanding
contribution to the development of the Arya Samaj movement
in Guyana.
The Annual GCAS Award to the Best Graduating
Student in Pharmacy of the University of Guyana is also
presented at this function, the group said.



A vacancy exists for the position of Chief Maintenance Superintendent (Buildings),
Ministry of Public Works and Communications.

The duties and functions of the position involve:

Responsibility for the plans, programmes, costing and execution of all building
maintenance works for the Ministry in Georgetown. Inspection of works, advising on
remedial action and assisting in the preparation of annual estimates and the formulation of
policy matters are also included.


(i)Higher Technical Diploma in Civil Engineering at the University of Guyana or
equivalent, plus at least five (5) years' satisfactory experience in the planning, execution
and costing of building maintenance works.


(ii)A minimum of three (3) years' satisfactory service at the level of Senior Superintendent
of Works in Building Maintenance.


Applications with full details should be submitted no later than April 28. 2006 to the:
Public Senrvice Commission
De Winkle Building
Fort Street
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Commumications
Government ads can be viewed at www

Sergeant. Vernon Smith, Radio
Operator, Debra Ncdd, and
Inspector, Leslie Somerset. all
received $10.000 each. Vehicle
Maintenance Officer, Richard
Clarke and Maintenance
Officer Assistant, Treavon

Caesar, received $5 000 and
$3 000 respectively.
Special awardees were
Ramsankar Persaud, Keith Walcott.
Shen Sawh and Barbara Singh.
Iris Brown, who has been
with the service for more than

17 years. was presented with a
gold ring as a token of
The ceremony was held
at Kirkpatrick Catering
Service, Jamoon Drive,

Awardees with Managing Director/Chief Executive Office, Mr. Dougal Kirkpatrick (seated, centre) yesterday.


The Annual General Meeting of the Queen's College Old Students' Association
was held on Monday, March 27, 2006 in the Queen's College Music Room.
The following Office Bearers for 2006/7 were elected/ re-elected to represent
the Guyana Chapter.

Execs 2006-7

Laurie Lewis
Conrad Plummer
John C. Yates
Sharon Kreuter
Raymond Khalil
Teni Housty
Orette Cutting
Lance Hinds

- 1st Vice President
- 2nd Vice President

- re- elected
- re- elected
- re- elected
- re- elected

Treasurer re- elected
- Assistant Secretary/Treasurer re- elected
PRO re- elected

- Sports Officer

Committee Members
Clarence Trotz-
Dominic Gaskin -
Karishma Jeeboo -
Trumel Redmond -
Natasha Archer -
Mizana Gonsalves -

- now elected

re- elected
re- elected
re- elected
re- elected
now elected
now elected

Queen's College Old Students' Association

4/8/2006, 7:33 PM



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ERC reprimands Tain residents,

Saraswat Primary parents

By Shawnel Cudjoe

RESIDENTS of Tain Village
on the Corentyne and par-
ents of students attending the
Saraswat Primary School at
De Willem, West Coast of
Demerara were strongly rep-
rimanded by members of the
Ethnic Relations Commis-
sion (ERC) for behaviour that
may have led to racial ten-
"We made it clear that their
actions were inappropriate and
unacceptable and will never be
tolerated in Guyana," ERC
Chairman Juan Edghill said at a
press conference held on
According to Edghill, with
regards to the issue at Tain, resi-
dents were accused of physi-
cally abusing persons of a par-
ticular ethnic group who visited
the village.
The complaint brought
against residents of Tain Village

on the Corentyne is still engag-
ing the attention of the Commis-
Edghill said that at a meet-
ing, members of the community
said they opposed discrimina-
tion in all forms and regretted
that their actions were seen in
this light.
The Commission met with
parents, community members
and teachers of De Willem who
called for the reinstatement of
the teachers who had left the
Two teachers of a particu-
lar ethnicity had left the job af-
ter parents picketed the school
calling for the removal of all
teachers of that ethnic group.
The call came after an incident
involving a teacher and a stu-
dent of another race from the
school. That matter is currently
engaging the attention of the Po-
The reinstatement of the
teachers is currently being dis-

cussed with the Region Three
(West Demerara/Essequibo Is-
lands) Administration and the
Guyana Teachers Union (GTU)
after which the final decision
will be made. However, the
teachers said that they are afraid
for their safety.
The Commission had found
that there was no evidence to
support a case of ethnic dis-
crimination, but it continues to
work with the parties involved
to strengthen relations.
Meanwhile, the Commis-
sion also said that it is satisfied
that the Government of India
has no hidden motive when it
offered scholarships to children
of the Diaspora.
"The ERC is satisfied that
the Government of India has
and continues to offer scholar-
ships to Guyanese" of all races,
the release said.
According to the release, it
was brought to the attention of
the Commission that the Indian


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Government through its High
Commission in Guyana was of-
fering scholarships to Guyanese
of Indian ancestry only.
As a result, it sought,
through the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, a meeting with India's
High Commissioner to Guyana
Mr. Avinash Gupta. At the

meeting, the ERC was assured
that the offer in no way intended
to create ethnic tension or divi-
sion in Guyana.
According to the release,
Gupta recently clarified the
matter in the media and added
that India is a signatory to the
United Nations Convention on

the Elimination of all forms of
Racial Discrimination (CERD)
For the year, the ERC had
a total of 18 new complaints
and 60 were brought over
from the previous year.
Twenty have been closed
from last year and this year
and there are 58 pending.
Twelve of them are under in-
vestigation. The other 46 are
waiting for responses from

Anti-Muslim bias dangerously

high in Europe-EU

By Tom Heneghan, Religion

VIENNA, (Reuters) Preju-
dice against Muslims is dan-
gerously high in Europe and
can lead to a vicious circle of
isolation and radicalisation
of immigrant youths, the
head of the European Union's
racism observatory said yes-
European countries have
enough laws to foster integra-
tion, but they are not well
implemented and real issues are
often avoided, Beate Winkler,
head of the European Monitor
ing Centre on Racism and Xe-
nophobia, told European imams
meeting in Vienna.
European Muslim prayer
leaders at the session, organised
by Austria during its presidency
of the European Union, sup-
ported the goal of integrating
their communities and Islam it-
self into European life, but said
this needed time and creative
"The level of discrimination
against Muslim communities in
Europe remains dangerously
high," Winkler told the meeting.
"Some people stereotype
all Muslims as devotedly reli-
gious and sharing a fundamen-
talist view of Islam," she said,
which could produce a vicious
circle of discrimination and hos-
tility towards Muslims from
parts of the European majority.
"Muslims have a dangerous
feeling of hopelessness and

withdrawal from the wider com-
munity, which in turn leads to
alienation, especially among
young Muslims of-immigrant
descent," she added.
Winkler gave no statistical
evidence but said her agency
would soon publish two reports
on Islamophobia im Europe.
The meeting brought to-
gether over 100 imams from
around Europe to discuss ways
to better integrate their commu-
nities into European life, a job
that EU foreign affairs commis-
sioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner
said they were well placed to
'This is an absolutely cru-
cial moment in intercultural and
interfaith relations in Europe,"
she told the meeting, noting "re-
newed attention in the so-called
clash of civilisations."
"Europe is home to an esti-
mated 20 million Muslims," she
said, denying any clash was in-
evitable. "Islam is as much a
part of modem day Europe as
it has been part of its history."
Speakers agreed that public
attitudes towards Islam, now
the second-largest religion in
most European countries, had
hardened since the September
11 attacks in New York, bomb-
ings in Madrid and New York
and the murder of Dutch film-
maker Theo van Gogh.
Winkler said European au-
thorities could help their Mus-

lim minorities by supporting
mosque construction, providing
time for religious broadcasts in
public broadcasting and assuring
proper education of imams and
Islamic religion teachers.
European Muslims must
work more actively against Is-
lamic extremism, honour kill-
ings, forced marriages, spousal
abuse and self-imposed isola-
tion and help solve issues aris-
ing from halal butchering or the
wearing of headscarves, Winkler
"All these cause problems
for the majority communities
and are getting a heavy media
coverage," she said.
Ayatollah Sayed Abbas
Ghaemmagami, head of the
Imam Ali Islamic Centre in
Hamburg, said European imams
struggled with the problem of
adapting Islam to life as a mi-
nority religion.
"We need some new think-
ing," the Shi'ite cleric said. "To-
day we are in dire need of a so-
cial model that is just and real-
istic (and can) arrive at solutions
to the problems that prevent in-
tegration and peaceful living to-
Amir Zaidan, head of the Is-
lamic Religious Teaching Insti-
tute in Vienna, said Islam in Eu-
rope needed "a general overhaul
of norms and the creation of
some new standards.
"We have to put aside all
antipathy towards new
lifestyles in Western Europe
so we can see objectively if
they are compatible with Is-
lam," he said.


The Public is hereby notified that the Minister of Local Government has received a petition
from the Community of the Kintyre-Borlam Neighbourhood Democratic Council, seeking
the dissolution of the N.D.C., in keeping with Section 30, of the Local Government Act.

The inquiry will commence on Wednesday April 12, 2006 at 10:00hrs in the Boardroom
of Kintyre-Borlam Neighbourhood Democratic Council.

Commissioner to conduct the Inquiry is Mr. Puran Persaud, the Senior Regional
Development Officer in the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development.
He will be assisted by a Secretary, who will be provided by the Administration of Region # 6.

All Councillors, former Councillors, rate payers, employees and residents, who so
desire, may give testimony to the Commissioner in keeping with the provisions of the
Local Government Act Chapter 28:02.

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Minister in the Ministry
of Local Government

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Anti-Castro Cuban exile seeks U.S. custody release

By Aracely Lazcano

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters)
Lawyers for anti-Castro Cu-
ban exile Luis Posada
Carriles, the suspected mas-
termind of the 1976 bombing
of a Cuban Airlines jet, have
filed a motion in court re-
questing he be released
from detention and allowed
to live with his family in
They argued in court pa-
pers disclosed on Friday that
at age 78 and in ill health

By Sophie Walker

The U.S. Court of
International Law ruled on
Friday that U.S. Customs
violated a provision of the
North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA) in
applying a law known as the
Byrd amendment to
antidumping and
countervailing duties on
goods from Canada and
Legal experts said the ruling
hJad big implications for a
decades-old row between
Washington and Ottawa over
lumber trade.
Under the Byrd
amendment, Washington
collected duties on imports it
had decided were unfairly
priced, or subsidized and
distributed the cash to U.S.
competitors of the foreign
The court ruled the U.S.

Posada was not dangerous and
was being held without cause
in El Paso by U.S. authorities
looking to deport him.
Posada "has already given
everything he could in his fight
for a free Cuba. (He) now sim-
ply wishes to be with his fam-
ily," the motion said.
A spokeswoman for U.S.
Immigration and Customs En-
forcement, said the agency was
"reviewing" the request, filed in
U.S. District Court on Thurs-
A court clerk said no hear-

had violated part of the NAFTA
implementation act which stated
countries involved in the pact
could only apply their
antidumping and countervailing
duty laws to products from the
other countries if those laws
specified that they applied to
those goods.
It also noted that if the U.S.
amended those laws it was
required under NAFTA to notify
Canada and Mexico in writing and
consult with them before
adopting the statute.
"The Byrd amendment does
not specify that it applies to
goods from Canada and Mexico,
nor did the United States provide
advance notice of the Byrd
Amendment to Canada or
Mexico, or engage in
consultations with regard
thereto," the court ruling said.
Neena Moorjani,
spokeswoman for the office of
U.S. Trade Representative Rob
Portman, told Reuters: "The
court decision is over 100 pages


ing had been set. Posada's at-
torney, Eduardo Soto of Coral
Gables, Florida, could not be
reached for comment.
Posada has been in U.S.
custody since last May for il-
legally crossing the border
into Texas from Mexico and
has been a political hot potato
for the Bush administration
because of his history of
violent acts to sabotage the
government of Cuban
President Fidel Castro.
The former CIA
operative, who took part in

and we are reviewing it closely.
As you know Congress
repealed Byrd in February
Congress struck down the
measure in February, in a close
vote, effective from October 1,
2007. U.S. companies will still
be able to receive payments
from duties collected on
imports before that date.
The Byrd amendment has
funneled more than $4 billion
in deposits into a pot held by
U.S. Customs, to which U.S.
and Canadian lumber
producers are now fighting for
Canada ships about $6
billion in softwood lumber
such as spruce, fir and pine to
the United States each year.
Washington slapped duties on
the imports, saying Ottawa's
below-market logging rates
represent an unfair subsidy.
Canada denies the claims and
accuses the United States of
being protectionist.
In the long-running
dispute, both countries have
pursued legal action at the
World Trade Organisation and
under NAFTA. Talks between
both sides to try to negotiate
a solution broke down, with
the distribution of the
collected duties a particularly
sore point.
"The single most
important impediment to
settling the softwood lumber
dispute has been the
exaggerated expectation of the


The Guyana Muslim Mission Ltd. wishes to extend its
gratitude to the President of Guyana Mr. Bharrat
Jagdeo for his timely intervention and bringing to a
closure our land dispute. To Dr. Roger Luncheon for
tV-, tremendous role he played in the resolution of
this dispute. To the Central Islamic Organisation for
the solid support given to us at all times in our time of
need. To Guyana Islamic Trust, the Guyanese
Muslim Community, Eshof family, the People of
Postal H/S, Stevedore H/S, Jackson Dam and the
members of Masjid Muhammad for their unwavering
support in this matter.

It should be noted that the Guyana Muslim Mission
Ltd. will recommence the completion of the Masjid
shortly and still look forward to the continuous
support of the Muslim community in the realisation of
this project.

the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs
invasion to overthrow Castro,
is wanted for trial in Venezuela
and Cuba on charges he was
behind the 1976 airliner
bombing that killed 73 people.
Those two countries say
Posada is a terrorist and Wash-
ington should deport him to
face justice.
In September, a U.S. judge
found Posada could be de-
ported for violating immigration
laws, but not to Cuba or
Venezuela because he might be
tortured or killed there.

U.S. industry that it was
somehow entitled to the five
billion dollars that accumulated
in these deposits, that this
money was coming to it under
the Byrd amendment." said
Elliot Feldman. a senior lawyer
at Washington-based Baker and
Hostetler which represents
Canadian softwood interests.
"This decision says: you
aren't getting any money.
Customs violated the law in
distributing money to U.S.
industry collected on goods

The Bush administration
has hostile relations with Castro
and Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez and close political ties to
the anti-Castro Cuban commu-
nity concentrated in Florida.
The U.S. immigration ser-
vice ruled last month that Posada
would have to remain in custody
while he is in the United States,
because he is a national security
risk. But it said his deportation
to another country was
"reasonably foreseeable."
The court papers filed this
week included a statement by

from Canada," Feldman said. "It
should force real compromise
from the U.S. industry. They no
longer have a legitimate
expectation of money."
Canadian Trade Minister
David Emerson told reporters in
Ottawa the ruling removed a
significant incentive from U.S.
industry in terms of continuing
"We believe that ultimately
this has got to be brought to a
head through negotiation." he

Posada in which he renounced vio-
lence as a means of changing the
communist government in Cuba
"It is now time to use other
methods, political, diplomatic or
otherwise that may accelerate the
fall of the Castro regime and thus
shall free my country," he said.
The motion also said
Posada deserved fair treat-
ment because he served in the
U.S. military, worked for the
CIA for many years and
performed services to help
anti-communist forces in
Central America.

President Bush and
Canadian Prime Minister
Stephen Harper agreed last
week in Mexico to ask their
officials to look at options for
negotiating an end to the lumber
Emerson said they were
still at the point of looking at
options and were not at the
negotiation stage yet.
The minister also said
this decision could be
appealed by the United

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Publication reference 2006/001 Lots 1 to 7
Ministry of Finance of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, represented
by the Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Micro-projects Programme is
seeking proposals for community based micro-projects in sectors as
outlined below. The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for
consultation at:-

Guyana Micro-projects Office
109 E Barrack Street
Phone 226-3305 or 226-3423,
Fax 225-0183, or
email: gmpp()
and on the following internet sites: and

There will be 7 deadlines in the year 2006 for the receipt of concept notes:
28 April at 16.00, 31 May at 16:00, 30 June at 16:00, 31 July at 16:00, 31
August at 16:00, 29 September at 16:00 and 31 October at 16:00hrs local
Information sessions on this call for proposals will be held on the first
Thursday of the month at 15 hours in the Micro-projects office at the
address given above. A first information session will be organized on the
20th of April, 2006. Additional information sessions will be organized in the
communities at dates to be announced separately.
The purpose of the Micro-projects Programme is to improve the socio-
economic conditions of vulnerable groups through development of
sustainable and participatory self-help schemes. Consequently, eligible
micro-projects should focus at the community level focusing on:
1) employment/ income generation
2) training/education
3) communication and good governance
4) other socio-economic sectors

Ceiling of euro 30,000 (Guyana dollars 7,170,000) will apply for all micro-
projects in Georgetown and the CoastalAreas. However, in the hinterland,
projects may be approved up to an amount of euro 50,000 (Guyana
dollars 11,950,000). A 25% minimum contribution by the beneficiaries in
cash or in kind is essential if a proposal is to be approved.



B rdI aw 1

A p


,I B Y


Myself and the Commissioner of
Police were close personal friends
for over four (4) years. Because of
the fact that we could not see eye-
to-eye with each other on serious
matters of public concern, we
parted company and my friends
became his enemies.

The recent joint GPF/GDF
operations could not have been
intended to recover the missing AK
47 guns and other weapons stolen
from the GDF since both the GPF
and the GDF knew that I had nothing
to do with the disappearance of those
weapons. If there were any
suspicion that I had anything to do
with the disappearance of those
weapons, such suspicions ought to
have been dispelled by now. Until
the Joint-Services operations, I had
been in daily contact with a senior
officer of the GDF in my effort to
assist the GDF to recover the stolen
weapons soon after they were
discovered missing.

whether the resources of the GPF
and GDF are being used to pursue a
personal vendetta against me under
the thin guise of seeking to recover
the stolen GDF weapons.

I have concerns that the Police under
the command of Winston Felix will
not respect my civil rights and my
rights to due process of law and I do
believe that such concerns are
reasonably entertained.

I am willing to answer any questions
relating to my relationship with
Winston Felix in a Commission of
Inquiry under oath and even under a
polygraph test.

Is Winston Felix prepared to do the

I deny that I had anything to do with
the distribution of the recently
released conversation between Mr.
Felix and Mr. Williams even though
such distribution may not have been

The Government and
Guyana ought to be
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people of

Signed: Roger Khan

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By Josh Grossberg

We figured Eminem wouldn't
keep quiet for long.
A day after Kim Mathers
phoned a Detroit radio station
to explain why she and the
rapper decided to call it quits an
unwhopping three months after
remarrying, the real Slim Shady
responded with his own
statement about their divorce
"The details surrounding
both my marriage and
subsequent filing for divorce are
private, and I had hoped to keep
them that way for the sake of
my family," Eminem, 33, said in
a statement issued Thursday by
Interscope Records. Then came
the "however." First, though, a
Speaking to WKQI-FM's
morning show, Kim Mathers,
31, hinted that her off-on-off-
on-off husband, whose real
name is Marshall Mathers III,
had begun using drugs again.
'The rapper completed a rehab
stint last year for addiction to
Sleeping pills.
"He's having problems
with, you know, his problem
that he had," Kim Mathers said
during a 10-minute call. "I was
hoping we could get counselling
and work it out...Right after he
came home from his rehab, we
started to have a few problems,
and I thought it was going to be
in our best interest to delay the
Wedding. But he really pushed
it, and I thought it was really
going to be something that

worked this time.
"I hope, in his best interest,
that he does return to rehab,"
she continued, claiming that
Eminem is acting weird and
doing "a lot of the same things
that I did when I had my
problem" a reference to her
own struggles with cocaine
addiction that led to several
run-ins with the law and
subsequent drug treatment.
Kim said she was surprised
by Em's divorce filing on
"I don't really necessarily
want to get divorced," Kim said,

the rapper couldn't resist
dissing his estranged wife's

(BBC) The Rolling Stones have played their first concert on
mainland China to a packed audience at Shanghai's Grand
Stage venue.
The veteran band began their landmark gig part of their Bigger
Bang world tour with classic hit Start Me Up.
The 8,000-seat indoor stadium was filled with an audience made
up of mainly non-Chinese fans.
The concert comes three years after they cancelled shows in
Shanghai and Beijing due to the Sars outbreak. There was little sign
of the fan frenzy that has followed the band on other stops on the
tour. The Rolling Stones do not have such a devoted following in
However, demand for tickets had driven up the price to 5,000
yuan (358) on the black market. Chinese rock pioneer Cui Jian,
who was to perform with the band, said before the concert the show
was a "milestone" for him and all rock fans in China.
"It is a big moment, I will never forget this," said Cui, whose
songs became anthems for student protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen
Square in 1989.
Ahead of the concert yesterday, the Chinese government asked
that the band not play the songs Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Woman,
Beast of Burden and Let's Spend the Night Together because of
their suggestive lyrics.
Authorities reportedly later added another track to the list,
Rough Justice from the Bigger Bang album.
Lead singer Sir Mick Jagger said the band were not worried by
the censorship and had fully expected it.
"Fortunately, we have 400 more songs that we can play so
it's not really an issue," said Sir Mick.

Conservation International Foundation Guyana Inc.

Programme Assistant
Conservation International Guyana Foundation Inc., (CIG) a non-profit, non-
governmental organisation and one of the local institutions mandated to lead the
process of consensus building towards establishing a National System of
Protected Areas, conservation based enterprise development and livelihood

The position requires a Programme Assistant to responsible for providing
assistance to Departmental Managers for the successful execution of CIG
programme activities.

List of Responsibilities

1. Assist with the preparation of reports; project documents, grant
agreements, work plans and budgets and in organising stakeholder
meetings, record minutes, decisions and/or recommendations.
2. Maintain in good order and organise for rapid retrieval all relevant
documents for CIG's Departmental Managers and maintain a system of
tracking programmatic activities within CIG's work plan.
3. Maintain and manage CIG's Library and Video Collection.
4. Whenever required, support all managers in the implementation of
activities within their areas.

Qualifications and experience:

Minimum of 5 subjects CXC preferably Science Subjects.
Diploma from the Faculty of Natural Sciences from the University Of
Guyana or any other recognized institution such as GSA or GTI.
S At least two (2) years of experience in any related field.
Knowledge of the Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Project would be
an asset.
Excellent interpersonal, Organisational and Report Writing Skills would
be an asset.

Please submit your CV along with two references, one of which must be from
vour last employer and copies of your certificates.

Send Applications to: The HR/Operations Coordinator
Conservation International Foundation Guyana Inc
266 Forshaw Street

Send to:

Manager, Lethem Office
Conservation International Foundation Guyana Inc

Closing Datefor applications: April 26,2006


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Creative Career Systems and the National Association of the
CertifiedlCaregivers Personal Support Workers of Ontario. This
programme is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Ministry
of Education (PVS Branch). Our Certification is Canadian and Our
Training is to International Standards.

adding that the rapper-has not
talked to her in six weeks. "I
was hoping he was going to
come home and say, 'I got us a
counsellor, let's go.' But you
know, it didn't work out that
way. I got an attorney at the
door instead."
Despite his call for privacy,

remarks... t.. ... ... trial ditrsfe sSemrubingi
S"A few of Kihiii s'tate'fents' 'fromEih's rap about killing her
in a radio interview need to be in the track 'Kim'.
addressed. First, her allegations They tried to patch things
regarding my status post-rehab up in December 2000. but by
are both untrue and unfortunate. the following March, things had
Second, she was aware that I soured again, and it was Kim
was filing for divorce. We both Mathers who filed for an
tried to give our marriage expedited divorce.
another chance and quickly A bitter custody battle
realized that a wedding doesn't ensued that ended with the
fix the underlying problems," he Grammy- and Oscar-winning
said. rapper agreeing to give Kim
The onetime high school custody of Hailie Jade, but that
sweethearts retied the knot changed due to Kim's ongoing
January 14, not long after Em drug problems.
shocked fans with an After a four-year break,
announcement of their Eminem announced last
reconciliation. The couple, who December that the two had
have a 10-year-old daughter, reconciled and were "probably
Hailie Jade, first swapped vows going to marry."
in 1999. But Eminem filed for They followed through on
divorce in August 2000, just two that prediction a month later in
months after Kim attempted a lavish ceremony in the Detroit
suicide. suburb of Rochester, attended
Kim hit back with a lawsuit by pals 50 Cent and Obie Trice.
seeking a sizeable chunk of This time around, Eminem
"Eminem's fortune, along with an has requested joint custody of
additional $10 million for their daughter. As for Kim's

-" ei&e A.lin.j. and Wl'fii;,-.
Ki'n i daughter iioni another
relationship, both of whom the
couple also care for, Kim
indicated she would leave it up
to the children to decide whom
they want to live with.
Meanwhile, in other
Eminem news, in an interview
taped for his Sirius Satellite
Radio station, Shade 45, the
rapper once again dismissed
rumours that he planned to
"People get it twisted when
I said I'm taking a break," MTV
News quoted Em as saying. "I
never said I'm going to stop
doing music. What I meant was
that I'm taking a break from
being the frontman and the
center of attention. I want to fall
back for a minute, but I never
stop recording. I keep busy."
Eminem is currently
wrapping up production
on Obie Trice's latest
album, 'Second Round's
on Me'.


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LEAP's International Project Manager, Ms. Kathleen Whalen hands over the cheque to
Mr. Wilfred Simmons, chairman of the Region 10 Tourism Association. At right is Ms
Yolanda McKlmon.

Linden museum to

be launched April 25

LEAP, Linden Fund deliver on promise

AS LINDEN prepares for its
first museum, the Linden Eco-
nomic Advancement
Programme (LEAP) and the
Linden Fund on Friday deliv-
ered timely financial assis-
tance $870,000 and $300,000
respectively to ensure that it
becomes a reality.
Though the project budget is
still some $1.2M short, the mu-
seum is scheduled to be opened
on April 25 during the Linden
Town Week celebrations. Town
Week celebrations begin on April
22 and end on May 1.
The Region 10 Tourism As-
sociation, through a special com-
mittee, had responded to the
need for a museum and sought
professional assistance in volun-
teer Ms. Yolanda Durant-
McKlmon, a Cultural Heritage
and Museum Development Spe-
Another volunteer, Clive
Williams, a civil engineer, pro-
duced a three-dimensional design
of the development plan, which
he completed for presentation
within three days of consulta-
McKlmon told the Sunday
Chronicle that "we have been
collecting artifacts and have con-

tinued our house to house drive,
and have been decently
successful...But to cover all that
is needed, we are still short
about 50 per cent of what is a
very small budget. We are miss-
ing about $1.2M."
She said the community has
been extremely helpful and quite
a few volunteers have joined in
the house to house drive to ob-
tain artifacts. From this exercise,
McKlmon said "we have even
helped people to identify arti-
facts by visiting them."
The artifacts' collection is
ongoing and areas to be vis-
ited include Christianburg,
Spiegthland, Canvas City,
Silvertown and Three
With LEAP's $870,000, the
Linden Fund's $300,000, a com-
mitment of $60,000 from
UNESCO and local donors pool-
ing more than $100,000 so
far, OMAI Bauxite Company
Incorporated has made a com-
mitment to fund the costs for the
air-conditioning unit for the mu-
The furnishing and equip-
ment to complete the implemen-
tation work for this museum will
total $3.6M.

A draft Constitution for
the museum is ready and
should be adopted next Thurs-
day, so that a board of direc-
tors can be put in place before
the April 25 opening, accord-
ing to public relations con-
sultant Mr. Dario McKlmon.
This Board of Directors will
run the institution and will
comprise all stakeholders.
Earlier this year, residents
were asked to donate artifacts to
the museum while a budget was
done in phases for modification
of the building which has been
made available by the Linden
Town Council.
Extensive work was done
on the former Mackenzie Recre-
ational building after years of ne-
glect and now it is back to some
respectability. The refurbish-
ment was done by Reginald
Sancho, a businessman who op-
erates the Krescent Foods Inc.
Further modifications
to the interior area are be-
ing done, including the in-
stallation of air condition-
ing, carpeting of the entire
floor, and mounting carved
wooden depictions of baux-
ite mining process from pit
to port.

Ms. Susan Singh of the Linden Fund hands over the cheque of $220,000 to Wilfred
' Simmons i the-preserce of Ms. Corretta Braithwaite, at right.

THE Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO) has
paid homage to the
dwindling numbers of
health workers across the
Americas, even as it called
for the strengthening of
leadership in public health,
increased investment in
human resources and
further cooperation among
all the countries and
On the occasion of World
Health Day observed on April 7,
PAHO Director, Dr. Mirta Roses
Periago called for the recognition
of the work of health workers
and the renewed commitment to
have many more of them
improve public health
throughout the hemisphere.
"Across the Americas, like
these and so many other
examples that could be cited,
health workers paid and
volunteers alike perform
miracles every day and often do
so with very limited resources.
"We wish to pay homage to
them all, from the most noted
figures in biomedical research and
public policymakers to the
women who care for their
families and neighbours, helping
to relieve pain, prevent disease,
and promote health. We salute
the young volunteers, children
and adolescents who work day
by day in solidarity to make
their schools and communities

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MEMBERS of the Canadian-
based health charity, 'Friends
Committed to Caring' are
headed for the upper reaches
of the Berbice River with
their free medical and dental
clinics this week after com-
pleting the first of their two-
week stint yesterday.
Executive Director of the
FCC, Guyanese-born Dr. Arnold
Doobay said that the team will
hold clinics at Wiruni on the
Monday and Tuesday at Calcuni
on Wednesday, and Aroima on
Thursday, before returning to
Mahaicony Friday, where they
are based.
Dr. Doobay said that the
members had attended to more
than 900 persons at clinics in
Mahaicony and West Berbice in
the first week.
The clinics are being done in
close collaboration with the
Ministry of Health and the
Health Authorities in Regions
Five and Six and doctors in Re-
gion Five had worked alongside
their Canadian counterparts dur-
ing the first leg.
"We are happy about the
level of cooperation and support
we have received from all con-
cerned," he said.
The team arrived in
Guyana on April 1 last and be-
gan one week of clinics in Re-
gion Five (Mahaica/Berbice)
on Monday last.
Dr. Doobay said that in

healthier and safer; religious and
lay groups; and journalists who
write about health," she said.

The full text of the Director's
message reads:
"Health workers, who have
saved so many lives and will
continue to do so, have
accustomed us to so many deeds
of valor that they have managed
to make their extraordinary
contributions commonplace. So
much so that we run the risk of
not thanking them enough for the
work that they do every day.
This year, we are dedicating
World Health Day to the
recognition of these often
anonymous heroes for the
sacrifices and contributions they
make to public health-
something that we are privileged
witnesses to, sharing the pride
of working alongside them in the
Pan American Health
We wish to recognize the
least visible among us: the
itinerant health workers in
Cuzco, Peru; the Cyril Ross
home for children with HIV/
AIDS; the Family Planning
Association of Trinidad and
Tobago; the San Esteban
municipal health team in
Olancho, Honduras; Public
Health Nurse Milagros
Maldonado; Mary Perez de
Marrazini, who has fought for
the rehabilitation of people with

addition to the clinics, an FCC
Information Technology (IT)
technician is training staff of
the Mahaicony Hospital in
the use of the computer while
another technician is training

physical or mental disabilities;
the integrated care unit for HIV/
AIDS patients in the Dominican
Republic; the sensitivity and
dedication of the team that
delivers care to priority
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health program of the New River
Health Association in Oak Hill,
West Virginia; and the program
of the Clinica del Pueblo, which
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health workers-p aind arid
volunteers alike-perform
miracles every day and often do
so with very limited resources.
We wish to pay homage to
them all, from the most noted
figures in biomedical research and
public policymakers to the
women who care for their
families and neighbors, helping
to relieve pain, prevent disease,
and promote health. We salute
the young volunteers, children
and adolescents who work day
, D.C. by day in solidarity to make
their schools and communities
OURCES, healthier and safer; religious and
TEDS lay groups; and journalists who
nericas, like write about health.
nany other Thus, even though public
uld be cited, health receives barely 6% of the
Hemisphere's total budget, over
the past two decades we have
managed to increase people's life
expectancy by almost 10 years.
And this, despite a shortage of
human resources formally
working in our health systems.
Recent studies indicate that
the global shortage of health

workers is over 4 million. Our
Hemisphere is no stranger to this
harsh reality, even though we
have other, even more pressing
needs. While worldwide, there is
an average of 4.2 health workers
for every 1,000 people (reaching
levels of 10 per 1,000 in Europe
and North America), the average
in South and Central America is
just 2.6.
This shortage is exacerbated
by several factors. One of them
is migration. The huge nursing
shortage projected for countries
such as the United States (nearly
half a million by the year 2015)
and Canada (113,000 by 2011)
is serving as a magnet for nurses
with a command of English and
secondarily affecting other
countries in the Region. In the
Caribbean, an average of 35% of
nursing positions are unfilled,
despite the traditional excellence
in nursing education; in Jamaica
and Trinidad and Tobago, the

figure has reached 50%.
Even where there appears to be
sufficient numbers of doctors and
nurses, the majority of them are
concentrated in urban areas, leaving
rural and periurban populations
without adequate protection. An
additional imbalance can be seen in
the professional composition of
health teams: 19 countries in the
Hemisphere have more doctors than
nurses, and in Uruguay, 66% of
doctors are specialists.
PAHO and the World Health
Organization are working to
meet these challenges. After three
subregional preparatory
meetings, the hemispheric
meeting that produced the
Toronto Call to Action was
finally convened in Toronto,
sponsored jointly with the
Ministry of Health of Canada
and the Ministry of Health and
Long-term Care of Ontario.
The Call shines a spotlight
on the imperative need to
strengthen leadership in public

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Hospital and shared ideas with
their local counterparts.
Dr. Doobay said that the
FCC has been holding medical
outreaches in Guyana for the
past 15 years following an invi-

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station by the late President Dr.
Cheddi Jagan in the late '80s.
The members are sched-
uled to return home to
Canada on April 15. (Clifford



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human resources, integrate
and coordinate action in all
areas connected with these
resources, and ensure
cooperation among all the
countries, agencies, and other
actors to foster joint activities
that promote, strengthen, and
develop the health workforce. A
Decade of Human Resources for
Health (2006-2015) has been
proposed, moreover, to lend
continuity to the sustained
efforts that will be needed to
meet the challenges in this area.
Today, as every day,
millions of health workers in the
Americas will go forth to
safeguard the health of children,
women, and men. Let us
recognize their work and renew
our joint commitment to have
many more of them to improve
public health throughout the
Health for all! All for
Our thanks to all of you
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To recognize and reward outstanding work in literature by
Guyanese authors in order to: provide a focus for the
recognition of the creative writing of Guyanese at home and
abroad; stimulate interest in and provide encouragement for the
development of good creative writing among Guyanese in
particular and Caribbean writers in general.
The competition is for works in the following four categories:
a) Poetry a collection of poems or onelong poem by a single
b) Ficion a novel or collection of short stories by a single
c1 Drama a full length play.
First book in categories a] and [b above.

Category a Poetry
] Fiction
.[d First Books

US$3,000.00 (each)

There will be one prize awarded in categories [a], [b] and [c] and
two prizes in category [d].
Published [or, in the case of drama, performed] works of
Guyanese at home or resident abroad are eligible for submission.
Works must fall in any of the four named categories and in the
cases of Fiction and Poetry, must have been published for the first
time between Sept. 1,2004-July 31,2006.
it, he case of categories [a], [b] and [d] only works submitted by
publishers will be accepted. However, for authors resident in
Guyana, only unpublished manuscripts may be submitted by the
author, provided that such scripts have been clearly typed on
on- sideof thepaper.
b; Publishers will submit works published between Sept. 1,
2004 and July 31, 2006.
c) In the case of drama, works that have either been written,
first published or first publicly performed between Sept.
1. 2004 and July31, 2006, may be submitted by either
publisher or author. A typescript of a play may be
accepted, provided that such a script has been clearly
typed on one side of the paper.
i) Publishers, [or authors in the case of drama or
manuscripts], are requested to submit six [ 6] copies
gratis of each title submitted.
..? deadline for the receipt of entries .:1 :-. .luly 31,2006 There
S"n e noextension of t,,.. .: I:.
;...s received after this date will be accepted onry if the
tr.tmark or any other evidence indicates that the entry was
red on orbefore the deadline date.
\ ,ks shall be in English but widely interpreted to include
,.-.eties of English and English based creoles.
S;ners shall be selected by a panel of five [5] judges of whom
Swill be the Chairman.
;,five judges will comprise persons from within Guyana
.. abroad well known for their work in these fields. The
Management Committee may ask the Commonwealth Institute
c-- ha British Council to nominate one of the judges.

A short listof finalists will be announced not later than
one month before the Award Ceremony.
The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence on
the results will be entertained.
Winners will be notified at an appropriate time and will be
expected, as a condition of entry, to attend the Prize Award
Ceremony which will be a date in late in 2006, to be announced.
Return airfares and other expenses will be provided where
All entries must be accompanied by a separate typed sheet with
the following information for each competitor:
a] Entrant's full name, date and place of birth, citizenship
[by birth, marriage, naturalisation] or residence

, b]

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Current address, telephone number, fax number,
e-mail (if any);
Title of work submitted;
Date and place of publication in the case of Fiction and
In the case of the Poetry and -Fiction entries, state
whether or not the work is a first published book in the

f] A brief biographical sketch and career resume of the
author together with a recent photograph.
Entries for this competition must be addressed to:
The Guyana Prize Management Committee
c/o TheDeputy Vice Chancellor
University ofGuvana
R O. BoxlOlIO
The awards ceremony will be held in Georgetown on a date late in
2006, to be announced.
1. Persons eligible to enter must be Guyanese citizens or
Guyanese residents of at least ten [10] continuous years. A
Guyanese is defined as a person who was born in Guyana,
or who holds, or has acquired Guyanese citizenship.

i 2.

A Publisher is defined as one who produces copies of books,
etc. and distributes them to book sellers or to the public.
Private publishers including authors who have published
their own work, are included in this definition.

3. No selected poems or collected poems or stories, the bulk of
which has been previously pi.j'.i': in book from outside
the prescribed time, will be accepted.

CLARIFICATION ON DRAMA: While unpublished or
uinperformed plays are eligible, no play which was
published or performed before Sept. 1, 2004 will be
accepted. Radio plays [fuli length] and filmscripts may be
entered in this category.

Al Creighton
Secretary, Management Council

P.O.Box: 101110
Tel: [592] 222-3470; Fax: (592) 222-3596

:1 it ever happens that all five judges are unable to read all.
: naies, each entry will be read by at least threejudges.


Poetry, Fiction, Drama,

First Book

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Cuban President Fidel Castro shows a catalogue of new
generators the country is purchasing to help cut down
on power failures, during the year-end session of the
Cuban parliament in Havana, December 22, 2005.
(Claudia Daut/Reuters
of audacious gcniit:. His critics see it as a desperate blunder.
The gencrator- are being grouped i clusters and connected to
the electrical y: w so they can feed the national system or operate
independently in all 14 provinces.
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LONDON (Reuters) Life in Zimbabwe is shorter than any-
where else in the world, with neither men nor women ex-
pected to live to 40, World Health Organisation statistics
showed on Friday.
The WHO'S World Health Report for 2006 said the average
life expectancy in the AIDS and poverty-stricken country was 36
years less than half of the 82-year life span in Japan, which lies
at the top of the table with San Marino and Monaco.
The report used the latest data from 2004. Last year's report,
based on 2003, put Zimbabwe's average life expectancy one year
higher at 37.
Women in Zimbabwe were the worst-off in the world, living
an average 34 years, down from 36, the WHO data showed. Male
life expectancy was 37 years, unchanged from 2003.
Zimbabwe's HIV infection rate has actually fallen in recent
years to around a fifth of the population, apparently due to in-
creased condom use and a reduction in sex partners, giving rare
encouragement to a country battling its worst economic and po-
litical crisis since independence in 1980.
But the population of some 12.5 million still has one of the
world's higher 1HIP prevalence rates, and more than half the in-
fections and death -strike women.
All 10 countries with the shortest life expectancy were
in Africa, with people in Swaziland.and Sierra Leone also
expected to die before 40.

Castro's generator

power play aims to

beat heat
By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) Cuba is racing to install thousands of
container-sized diesel generators across the island to avoid
another situation like the one last summer when widespread
blackouts fanned popular unrest.
President Fidel Castro has taken personal responsibility for
what he calls an "energy revolution" prompted by widespread
complaints about the failings of Cuba's obsolete power plants.
His supporters say the first-of-its-kind energy plan is a stroke





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pable of generating 60.4
megawatts," state-run news
agency AIN said of one clus-
ter in eastern Holguin prov-
The one- to two-megawatt
generators, each capable of
powering a whole
neighbourhood, are also being
installed at key facilities around
the Caribbean island, such as
hospitals and factories.
Around $800 million has
been spent so far to import gen-
erators, mainly from Spain,
Germany and South Korea.
Castro has promised to put
an end to the frequent outages
that Cubans have had to live
with since the collapse of Soviet
communism plunged their coun-
try into economic crisis.
He has also vowed to pro-

vide every Cuban home with
new electrical appliances from
China that use less power, from
stoves and fans to refrigerators,
in many cases replacing ineffi-
cient U.S.-made products dating
back to the 1950s.
Cuba's communist-run state
is also replacing millions of in-
candescent light bulbs with en-
ergy-saving fluorescent ones.
Castro says his "energy
revolution" will pay for itself
by saving Cuba at least $1 bil-
lion a year in generating costs.
Part of the cost will be
borne by Cubans who for de-
cades have enjoyed heavily
subsidized electricity. Rates
were jacked up last year, rising
steeply for homes that use more
Blackouts have wreaked
havoc on the daily life of Cu-
bans and the economy since

the demise of the Soviet
Union deprived their country
of generous oil shipments.
Now Cuba is receiving
ample oil with preferential fi-
nancing from Venezuela, but the
electrical grid itself is a
The island's seven aging oil-
fired power plants can generate
about 2,700 megawatts, but op-
erate at only 60 percent of ca-
pacity due to breakdowns and
maintenance halts.
For over a decade, the
plants have run on locally pro-
duced high-sulfur oil that clogs
and damages the equipment.
The entire system nears col-
lapse when a hurricane strikes
transmission lines or two or
more plants go out of service at
the same time. It can barely
cover national consumption in
peak periods when Cubans turn

on fans and air-conditioners.
With outages of 12 hours
and longer last summer, Cubans
were having trouble keeping cool
in the tropical heat, while food
rotted in their refrigerators. In
crowded Central Havana, pub-
lic discontent emerged as small
street protests.
The government scrambled
to find a quick solution.
By May, according to
Castro, hundreds of generators
will have added the equivalent
of three 350-megawatt power
plants that would cost $1.7 bil-
lion and take six years to build.
More will be added until
Cuba can phase out its oil-burn-
ing power plants, while keeping
two newer gas-fired ones.
Cuba is spending a fur-
ther $250 million to replace
old transmission lines, trans-
formers and breakers so the

grid can handle increased de-
mand as Cubans still cooking
with kerosene and wood fires
go electric.
Since the generators began
to arrive, blackouts have all but
disappeared. But the real test
will come with the hot summer
months when demand peaks.
Cubans give the energy plan
mixed reviews.
"Those of us who support
the revolution support the plan;
those who do not, as always,
think it is crazy," a Communist
Party militant said.
"There is no doubt it is an
ingenious, though expensive,
way for them to quickly solve
their immediate problems," a
Western diplomat said.
"The question we all have
is what will happen in a few
years. Generators have never
been used as the basis of a

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power system before, any-
where."' he said.
Cuban officials brush off
such concerns and insist the
strategy has been well thought
But foreign electrical engi-
neers say it is a recipe for a lo-
gistics nightmare as thousands of
generators will have to be con-
stantly supplied with diesel and
their engines serviced.
Cuba would have been bet-
ter off in the long run building
generating plants, an Italian en-
gineer said.
Still, Castro insists the
plan will help Cuba cope
with the impact of hurricanes
by making each part of the
country independent of the
national grid.
It will also strengthen
Cuba's defences, he said, re-
calling the U.S. invasion of
Iraq. "Our entire power grid
could have been knocked out
with just seven bombs."

Looking for the

Right Fit? (

Director- Human Resources and Administration (HRA)

Our client, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is seeking to recruit an exceptional and dynamic
individual in the position of Director Human Resources and Administration (HRA) at their Headquarters in
Barbados. ...... ^

CDB's mandate is to contribute to the harmonious economic growth and development of the member countries in the
Caribbean and to promote economic cooperation and integration among them, having special and urgent regard to the
needs of less developed members of the region.

The Role

The Director HRA will direct the activities of all professionals in the
Human Resources & Administration Departments working in
collaboration with line managers in the analysis, determination and
satisfaction of overall manpower and administrative requirements
that most effectively meet established corporate objectives.

> The successful candidate will plan, organise and direct the
development and implementation of a full range of human
resources management programmes to meet the "people"
requirements of the Bank and institute a system of metrics to
periodically assess programme impact.

> The Director HRA will promote effective and harmonious working
relationships between staff and management by continually
communicating Bank strategies and policies, enhancing the
leadership capabilities of line management and providing
meaningful insights to the latter as speedy resolutions to human
resource management issues are sought throughout the Bank.

t The individual will ensure the provision of effective and cost efficient
administrative services (including purchasing, building maintenance,
security, office services and communications, printing, vehicles,
travel, etc.) consistent with the Bank's requirements and fiscal

r The successful candidate will facilitate and support business change
initiatives as deemed essential to the future success of the Bank.

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> Eligible candidates will have undergraduate and post graduate
degrees in Social Sciences, Management Studies, Law or other relevant
disciplines with an emphasis on Human Resource Management or a
combination of a proven record of achievement in Human Resource
Management with appropriate tertiary education to the undergraduate
level. A professional designation in Human Resource Management
would be an asset.
Candidates should be seasoned professionals with at least twelve (12)
years' experience in the Human Resources field, the last five (5) of
which should have been in a senior leadership position in Human

> Candidates must also have proven expertise in the formation, design
and implementation of human resource management programmes
and administrative services.

> Strong leadership, relationship-management, communication and
change management skills are also essential.

An attractive compensation package commensurate with these
responsibilities and which responds to market demands is being

All suitably qualified candidates interested in this exciting
opportunity should send their Curriculum Vitae with full
details of their experience, achievements and qualifications,
and the names and contact details of two business references
to the address below to reach us no later than April 17, 2006.


S"Career Path", C< Catalyst Inc., P.O.Box 152,
S wn, St. Barbados
Tel' (246) 426- Fax: (246) 426-3971
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A Happy Easter to all those
celebrating the Easter holidays.
We have a winner for last
Friday's Pre-Easter "S-B-W'
Crossword Comoetition.
Congratulations to Mr. J.R, Lord of

McDoom, WBD the lone player
uiI:.-Tn!lrj three 'two-errors'
entries and is : i...-- :ir .. for
this prize.
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following players of the 40+ & 80+
entries categories kindly collect your
prizes from the Georgetown Head-

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office on Thursday, April 13, 2006?
Mr. RasheedKhanofV- :, EiE Mr.
D. Dillon of Tuschen, EBE; Mr. Sheik
Dicool of 61 Barr Street,
Albouystown: Mr. Desmond Pitt of
Good Hope. Mahaica; Mr. S.
Chaonpman ofArcadia. EBD and Mr
R Samai of Cane Grove, ECD.
Please be reminded that a
suitable form of identification is
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The Official Solution of last
Friday's Pre-Easter 'S-B-W'
Competition along with a new
"Should-Be-Won" puzzle for
$40,000.00 is presented to you.
This "S-B-W" competition will be
drawn on Friday, April 21, 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. If there is more than
one winner the prize money will
be shared among the winners.
So ge* in the action and WIN!
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clues so just purchase a copy of
the Sunday or Wednesday
Chronicle. For extra coupons.
purchases can be made at our
offices in Linden, New
Amsterdam and Georgetown.
You can also obtain extra

coupons from Mr. Vincent
Mercurius of D'Edward Village,
Rosignol, Berbice. They cost
$20.00 each or $40.00 for two as
they appear in the Sunday or
Wednesday Chronicle
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$1,000.00 and S2.000.00 fo the
40+ and 80+ entries grouoings are
in effect.
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relevant sums of mor'ey ( e $20 00
for each entry) or nThe will not be
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a Chronicle Crossword box at a
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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 0o the puzzle is not
known before that time.
This apart, our general rules
Once again, A Happy Easter to ail
our fans commemorating the death,
burial and Resurrection of the Lord,
Jesus Christ.
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Bellu Clay Brick Factory

Canal No. 2 Polder

Contact Telephone numbers:
225-2865, 225-2862 or 225-6691 ext. 240 or 230
for further information.


National Communications Network Inc. invites
sealed bids from eligible bidders for the SUPPLY

YEAR: 1999-2003

Tenders must be submitted in separate sealed
envelopes marked "Tender for Pick-up vehicle" on
the top right hand corner of the envelope and
addressed to:

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer
National Communications Network Inc.
Homestretch Avenue
D'Urban Park

Tenders close on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 10:00

NCN reserves the right not to accept any tender or
reject any tender without stating a reason.


National Communications Network Inc. invites sealed
bids from eligible bidders for the
Concrete Building measuring 35' X 20' with 8'
elevation and fire escape stairway.
A copy of the drawing showing specifications of the
building can be uplifted from the Human Resources Officer
at NCN, Homestrrtch Avenue or the Coordinator at NCN,
Tenders must be ibmitted in separate sealed envelopes
marked "Tender fur Transmitter Building" on the top right
hand corner of the envelope and addressed to:
The Deputy Chiei executive Officer
National Communications Network Inc.
Homestretch Avenue
D'Urban Park
Tenders close on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 10:00 h.
NCN reserves the right not to accept any tender or reject
any tender without stating a reason.


CHANNEL1 05:30^-^ h Quran this 09:35 h Classical Movie Announcement & In

07:00 h Movie
09:00 h Hope for Today
10:00 h Revival Crusaders
10:30 h Children Gospel
11:00 h Mysteries of the
12:00 h Motorcycle Race
14:30 h Methodist Church
in Guyana
15:00 h TBN
15:30 h Faith & Truth
16:00 h Golf
19:00 h Dateline
20:00 h Extreme
21:00 h The West Wing


02:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock
News Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with
03:00 h Movie
05:00 h Inspiration
05:30 h Newtown Gospel
06:30 h NCN 6 '0' Clock
News Magazine (R/B)
07:00 h Voice of Victory
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h the Fact
09:00 h Anmol Geet
10:00 h National
11:00 h Homestretch
11:30 h Weekly Digest
12:00 h Press Conference
with Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h Breaking the
14:00 h Apki Kushi
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Growing With
16:00 h Info For Nation
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
17:30 h Guysuco round
18:00 h NCN 6 '0' Clock
News Magazine (Live)
18:30 h Kala Milan
19:00 h One on One -
Raphael Trotman
19:30 h Close Up
20:00 h 60 Minutes
21:00 h Caribbean
21:30 h Movie
23:00 h Movie


05:00 h Sing On
05:10 h Meditation






06:00 h R. Gossai Gneral
Store Presents Krisna
06:15 h Jetto's Lumber
Yard Presents Krishna
06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop's
Furniture Store Presents
Religious Teachings
07:10 h Kenav Hdl Ltd
Presents Krishna Bhajans
07:15 h A&S Enterprise
Presents Krishna Bhajans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma
(Musical Notes)

11:00 h Kids Animation -
12:00 h Mere Awaaz
Suno...Karaoke Live
13:00 h DVD Movie
16:00 h Gurukula
16:30 h Teaching of Islam
17:00 h IPA Presents ..
Shiv Mahapuran
17:30 h Kishore Local
18:00 h- Mere Awaaz
Suno... Karaoke Live
19:00 h Birthday


TODAY'S FORECAST: Light showers can be expected
over Southern Guyana during the afternoon, elsewhere
can expect mainly fair weather conditions to continue.
WAVES: Moderately high reaching about 2.2m in open
WINDS: North-easterly to Southerly at 1 to 6mps.
HIGH TIDE: 02:04h at (2.62m) and 13:44h at (2.57m)
LOW TIDE: 07:39h at (0.99m) and 20:21 h at (0.97m)
SUNRISE: 05:48h 05:48h
SUNSET: 18:02h 18:02h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.0-32.5C over inland and
interior locations & 29.5-31.5C over coastal areas.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 23.5C over near inland
and interior locations & 22.0-24.0C over coastal areas.
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine
users are advised not to damage or interfere with the
ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the provision
of the weather information and warnings for the
safety of the marine community.

- 261-2216, FAX 261-2284


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For Monday. April 10. 2006
For Tuesda.. April 11, 2006
For Wednesday, April 12, 2006


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- 14:30h

For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1"2hrs


20:05 h DVD Movie
00:00 h Sign Off


06:00 h BBC News
07:00 h CNN News
08:00 h NBC Today
11:00 h CBS Sunday
12:30 h Movie
14:00 h NBA Basketball
14:30 h golf: the Masters
20:00 h Eye on the Issues
20:30 h 60 Minutes
21:30 h News
22:00 h Law and Order
23:00 h Crossing Jordan

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Invitation to Tender

Ministry of Home Affairs
Capital& Current Works
Guyana Police Force

rhe Ministry of Home Affairs invites eligible contractors to submit sealed tenders for

the under-mentioned works.
Current Expenditure
1. Construction of New Mess Hall- Central Police Station. New Amsterdam.
2. Repairs to Living Quarters. Providence. East Bank Demerara
3. Repairs to Barrack Room. Linden
4. Repairs to Living Quarters. Parika
5. Repairs to Living Quarters, Leguan
6. Repairs to Living Quarters. Yarrowkabra

Capital Expenditure
1. Repairs to Matthew's Ridge Police Station, Matthew's Ridge
2. Repairs to Imbotero Police Station. Imbotero
3. General Repairs and Rehabilitation works to Kurupung Police Station,_Kurupung.
4. General Repairs and Rehabilitation works to Commander Living Quarters,_Suddie.

Tender documents relative to the above may be purchased from the Cashier,_Ministry
of Home Affairs, Georgetown for a non-refundable fee of five thousand_($5.000)
dollars each during normal working hours.

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the tenderers
on the outside. Each envelope should state clearly the name of the project (for e\amnple.
"Repairs to Living Quarters, Providence East Bank Demerara") at the top left
hand comer.

Valid Compliance Certificates from the Commissioner General of the Guyana
Revenue Authority (GRA) and the General Manager of the National Insurance
Scheme (NIS) must be submitted with each Tender.

Tenders must be addressed to:

The Chairman

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

Tenders are to be deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than
09:00 hrs on Tuesday April 25. 2006.

Tenders will be opened at 09:00 hrs on Tuesday April 25. 2006 in the presence of
tenderers or their designated representatives who choose to attend the opening at the
Ministry of Finance.

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

WE specialise in
building, repairing,
painting, plumbing.
sanding, varnishing, tiling,
masonry. We also build low
income homes. Call M. Z.
Construction. 642-3478.

offering special 3-month
Cosmetology package. Also
evening courses in
Airbrushing, Acrylic Nails,
B-rberina Basic & Advance
Ha. : i,,- uii Class. Tel. 226-
2124 or visit at 211 New Market
Street, North Cummingsburg.

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

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue, Prashad
Nagar, Georgetown. Phone -
225-7126, 226-3693. Email:

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersing's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home.& Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

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 227-6781.

Language Courses for
children (3 13 yrs.), CXC
Students (4th & 5th Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.
EARN a Certificate,
Diploma or Degree, in any
part of the world from home
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.

EVERGREEN Nature Study
Club (Regionsl-10) gy/evergreen.
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285, 664-
NAIL Tipping, designing,
silkwrapping, manicuring,
pedicuring, courses.
Register from $4 000 per
course. Call Michelle 227-
7342, 222-3263.
DOMESTIC Science Class
offers Elementary & Advanced
Classes in Cookery & Pastry.
Registration begins April 4,
2006. Contact 227-7048.
evening classes in: Icing cake,
dressmaking, tie-dye, floral,
cushions, fabric designing.
Telephone # 225-6200, 223-
Institute. 136 Shell Road,
Kitty. Tel. 225-9587. 1.
Television Repairs and
Electronics, Electrical
Installation and Wiring, Air
Conditioning and
Refrigeration, Computer
Repairs an A Plus.
PRACTICAL Electronic
course beginning April 20.
Learn to repair combination
CD Players, amplifiers,
televisions, monitors and
other consumer products.
Course taught by
professional with over 20
years experience. Call
Abdul's Electronics. 225-
0391 or 226-6551, 349 East
Street. G/town.
DESPAT'S Creative Craft-
311 Rohinital St., Prashad
Nagar. Tel. No. 227-0646,
645-7758. Email Enrol
now for courses in Cookery -
Chinese, Indian, Vegetarian,
Food & Nutrition), Fabric
Designs, Cake Decoration,
Cosmetology Courses, Floral
Arrangement and more. Call
Pat Helwig.
continuing registration for our
SCHOOL. Evening classes for
CXC (continued and new
classes) repeaters, afternoon
lessons for public school
students, reading classes of
children and adults, computer
courses and computer repairs,
ABE, etc. Call today for more
information. School reopens
on the April 24, 2006.
2397, 225-5474.

ARE you in need of care
for your elderly loved one in
house or at a home away from
home? Call # 226-8091, 226-
0210 (9 am 5:30 pm) to
enquire of our services.

FOR cleaning burns,
stroke, scaly yaws, erectile
dysfunction, fertility blockage.
Call "Bush Doc". Tel. 231-
multitude of ailments/
conditions e.g Kidney stones,
Diabetes, Hypertension, etc.
toothpastes, deodorants, etc.
Call # 226-8091. 226-0210 (9
am 5:30 pm).

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.

We build low income
homes and renovate. Call
227-2479. 227-2494. working
hrs. 218-1957 after hrs.

of Motoring "You train to
pass". Tel. 227-1063, 226-
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could
also obtain an International
Driving Permit. For more
information, call 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.

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

services A1,il
Aromatherapy. Reflexology,
Swedish Massage, etc. for
therapeutic and relaxation
needs. For appointments, call #
226-8091. 226-0210 (9 am -
530 pm).

RAJ Yoga Hindi classes,
planets protection Tabeej.
other spiritual areas,
protection and guidance for
spiritual people. Contact
Buddy 225-0677.

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
33 YRS old Muslim East
Indian Bachelor, never married,
seeks to correspond with
religious females between the
ages of 25 and 30 for a serious
relationship leading to
marriage. Write to Abdool, P.O.
Box 16, New Amsterdam,
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
interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious
relations. Call CFI Telephone
Friendship Link 261-5079,
Everyday, 07:00 to 21:00 h.
IF you are a serious single
decent, independent male 60
yrs. lus (not a Player) and
woul like to meet ladies 60 yrs.
plus of same calibre for sincere
friendship. Call The Junior/
Senior Singles Dating Service
18 80 yrs. Tel. 223-8237, M -
F 8:30 am to 5 pm, Sat. 10
am 4 pm.

US Visa Application
forms filled and printed.
Call Bill 225-9895.
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226-
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers,
microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/
SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of
sale. Call 623-4686. 223-

TECHNICIAN on call for
all your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We
provide home service. Call:
Ryan- # 265-2634/615-
ELECTRICAN available -
RD. electrical Int., 28 Old
Road Ogle. Domestic.
industrial, commercial
installation 612-6285, 222-
RENTING, buying, selling,
property management for best
in Real Estate Service. Call
Tel. # 225-5360, 610-7632,
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable rates.
Call Rochelle at Cluster
Marketing on Tel. 609-8109,
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/614-
AFFORDABLE full service
web hosting packages from -
$15 480/year 5GB Diskspace/
250 GB transfer). Website
WEDDING invitations.
BBQ tickets, flyers,
programmes cards. business
documents, design and
printing. Call Ashraf at Azad
designs. 648-6542. 629-3239.
stove, washing machine,
clothes dryer, freezer, vacuum
cleaner, etc. Contact A. Henry,
Tel. 226-1629, 223-4556, 625-
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines, gas
stoves, microwaves, refrigerators,
etc. Telephone 227-0060, 616-
5568, Freezezone Enterprises 6
'A' Shell Road, Kitty.
REPAIRS & Service to any
electrical appliances e.g.
washing machines, clothes
dryers, air-conditions, freezers,
refrigerators. etc. ALL JOBS
Nazim Khan. N. K. Electrical
Services. Tel. 270-4595, 626-
2847 (anytime).

(The Crucible)

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

105 Regent Rd., Bourda
(between Cumminis & light Sts.)
Tel: 223-8115;
Fox: 225-6496
New York (718)479 0879



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DRERS atobb Sherrys Taxi
(Nut Centre Buidin)
."-7677 / 624-84oS

DRIVERS at Sherry s Taxi
Service. Call 227-7229. 231-
caretaker. female singers.
guitarists. Apply Majestics- 226-
1 FEMALE Clerk 25
years up. Apply in person at
288 Middle St. Tel. 231-
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
ONE boy to work in a
printer. Contact Lot 29 Stattion
Street, Kitty. No experience
Drivers. Apply in person with
written application to Lens,
Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
PORTERS. Contact P.
Ramroop & Sons, 1 'C'
Orange Walk, Bourda, G/
town. Salary starting at $9
000 up.__
Porters, Salesgirls &
Salesboys. Apply Avinash
Complex, A& B Water Street.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829.
MALE Factory staff. Apply
in person to 22 Austin St.,
Campbellville between the
hours of 1:30 pm and 3:30
'pm. No experience required.
Barber, 1 experienced Hair
Dresser to work at Exotic
Hair Salon, Harbour Bridge
Mall. Call 644-3555 and
Attendants, Waitresses. Apply
in person with written
application to Glow
International Hotel, 23
Queen St., Kitty.
TRUCK Drivers.
Contact P. Ramroop &
Sons, Lot 1 C Orange
Walk, Bourda. Tel. 227-
1451. Salary starts $15
000 per week.
VACANCIES exist for
Kitchen Assistant, Counter
girls, Handyboys, General
leaner. Apply in person
with written application &
1 FEMALE Clerk 25
years up. Apply in person at
288 Middle St. Tel. 231-
5171.Handler's Certificate
at 8 North Road, Lacytown.
Tel. 225-8985.
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.

VACANCY exists for 2
Cooks, 3 Counter Clerks
to work in Cafeteria. Also
one male. Come in with
a written application at
Lot 8 Stone Avenue
Blygezight Gardens or
call 223-9316, 615-8920.
VACANCIES exist for
Cook. Must have at least
two (2) years experience.
Apply with written
application and passport
size photograph. Survival.
16 Duncan St. and
Vlissengen Road,
Newtown, Kitty. Tel. # 227-
VACANCY exists for Driver/
Salesman. Apply with written
application two references and
Police Clearance to Manager,
Shell Gas Distribution. 9
Dowding St., Street, Kitty,
Georgetown, between the hrs
of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday to
Saturday. Tel. # 227-7350.
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, Turkeven.
Campus or R.K's Security,
125 Regent Road. Bourda.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with "-r :".'l cd'
of NIS and PAYE E 11 i Im.,
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.
ONE (1) senior
visiting supervisor with
own transportation
(motorcycle). Attractive
weekly wages and
conditions also (20)
twenty security guards -
male and femaFe. Apply
in person with written
application and
necessary documents to:
National Security
Service, 80 Seaforth St.,
C/ville. Tel. 227-3540
ONE (1) Live-in Maid,
ages 18 35 yrs., to assist
in residential chores.
Private flat, training in
quality cooking and baking
provided. Experience an
asset, but not necessary.
One (1) Gardener/
handyman. Persons from
Interior and country areas
may apply. Contact Mrs.
Khan, R.K's Security
Services, 125, Regent
Road, Bourda. Tel. 226-
7541, 227-5072.

EBD. Call Success Realty.
223-6524, 628-0747.
OGLE double lot opposite
Prado Ville $25M. Tel. # 611-
0315 GANESH.
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-
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street. Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call: 220-9675.
469 ACRES developed
land on left bank Abary River
for rice or cattle. Call 232-
0547. 623-1234

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corner 60 x 100 $9M (neg.).
Tel. # 226-5999.
TWO transported ad-
jacent lots in Earl's Court,
LBI 18 080 sq ft total.
Please telephone 623-7438
between 6-8am and 8-10pm
for details.
miles from Linden transported
250 acres front width 1 800
depth, Ig 8 000 River $100
000 per acre. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
have your land at the price
you're looking for starting in
Republic Park 35 acres (122
lots) of land US$2M. Atlantic
Gdns, Meadow Brook Gdns,
Continental Park (double lot),
Mahaicony, Alberttown, Robb
St., Brickdam, Queenstown and
P/Nagar. Call Goodwill Realty
(Mr Hinds). Tel. 223-5204. 628-
7605. Email

TELEPHONE: 227-0928.
FURNISHED flat to let -
overseas visitors. Telephone
- 226-0242.
US$1 000. Mandy's Realty
- 231-1049, 647-2058.
Mandy's Realty 231-1049,
ONE bottom flat
apartment toilet, bath,
electricity, water. Tel. 220-
0571 or 646-6998.
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom air-conditioned
house in Bel Air Park. Call
225-8153 ...............
3-BEDROOM house at
25 Middleton St., C/ville
short term. Contact 225-
KITTY, Campbeliville -
furnished and unfurnished
1. 3-bedroom apts. 233-
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
Russell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499.
bedroom apt. for overseas
guest in Craig St., C/ville.
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
2-BEDROOM house -
Central Georgetown.
Excellence Realty. 222-
5330, 625-7090.
executive 4-bedroom
house. Excellence Realty.
222-5330. 625-7090.
1 2-STOREY, 3-bedroom
house located at Annadale
Marshon. Tel. 641-0724, 220-
FULLY furnished house
at 79 Atlantic Gardens,
ECD. Contact 220-6060,
BUSINESS office -
Central Georgetown.
Excellence Realty. 222-
5330, 625-7090.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male or
female $4 500 per week.
Phone 627-3593.
ROOM in quiet
residential area. Call 629-
5064 anytime or 231-8661
weekdays after 5 pm.
TWO two-storey
buildings for residence or
business in New Market St.
- $85 000 mth. Call 227-
situated on United Nations
Place Stabroek, with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-
ONE 2-bedroom apt.,
Industry/Ogle area. all
conveniences $30 000
monthly. Contact 222-6940, 8
am 4 pm
apartments for short term
rental, from $4 000 daily.
nightly. Call 227-0902 or

SMALL Princes & Russell
& Camp Sts. shop for any
business. Call 226-3949.
LARGE bottom flat &
rooms, 26 Hill St. Contact
Zalina at the above address.
1 2-BEDROOM 'apartment
- lower flat for decent couple
or UG Student. Phone 621-
8255 (cell).
ONE apartment, toilet
and bath, 4 houses, back
Racing Services, Lot 8
Second St., La Penitence.
GOOD, LARGE Princes,
Russell & Camp Sts. bottom flat.
Suitable for any business. Call
CENTRAL G/town furnished
apt. preferably overseas guest.
Call 231-1030, 612-3900. No
2-BEDROOM bottom flat -
Gordon Street, Kitty $25 000.
Call RQSANNA 231-3348,
BOTTOM flat on Croal
Street suitable for business $50
000. Call ROSANNA 231-
3348, 647-6711.
APT. US$500, office
space executive properties
- US$1 500. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-5198.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109,
ONE three-bedroom
upstairs fully furnished
garage, overhead tank. Tel.
225-8986, 277-3814, 619-
ONE 2-bedroom bottom flat
apt. 6'" St.. Cummings Lodge,
Greater G/town $20 000 per
month. Tel 222-2718.
1- FLAT 3-bedroom house
to let la Grange, WBD, less
than 1 minute from harbour
Bridge. Tel: 623-3576.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00_- 17:00 HRS.).
FURNISHED apartment for
overseas guest at Garnett St.,
C!vilie. G/town. Contact Ms. Dee
on 223-1061 or 612-2677
bedroom 'top flat' with
telephone. K. S. Raghubir
Agency. Office 225-0545:
1 4-in-one stall for rental
or sale in Bourda Green. Ideal
for storage bond. Phone 231-
2789 or 227-8858.
BUSINESS place Kitty
Public Rd., South Rd. Call
Success Realty -- 233-6524.
3-BEDROOM top flat in
Campbellville inside toilet,
bath, overhead tank, etc.
Price $40 000 monthly.
Tel. 619-2285.
2 B E D R O 0 M
apartment, back house
bottom flat Kitty newly
renovated $32 000. Tel.
226-7755 (8 5 pm), 223-
8736 (after).
2-BEDROOM top flat $45
000, 1-bedroom apt. $25 000
neg., bottom in Georgetown.
Prestige Real Estate 231-
5304, 625-5292..
SNEW concrete building 1
2-bedroom apt. toilet and
bath, water, verandah,
parking 2 bottom flats $25
000. Contact Ms. Grant 220-
ONE two-bedroom
apartment. Contact Elizabeth,
Lot 51 Middle Road, La
Penitence, Greater Georgetown
or call 225-9144 (9 am 7 pm).
ONE two-bedroom
apartment fully furnished
including AC, security and
parking, preferably overseas
guest. Tel. 231-8748 or 627-
1 FURNISHED 2-bedroom
grilled bottom flat in
oxanne Burnham Gdns. with
telephone and parking.
Contact Victor 227-7821 or
EXECUTIVE houses by
itself area Ogle. Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to
$250 000 neg. Enquiries pis
call 220-7021, Cell 624-
OFFICE space to rent over
3 300 sq. ft. Queenstown, G/
town. Telephone & lots of
parking space. Price
negotiable. Call 624-4225.

executive ordinary style houses
situated in residential areas, in
and out of Georgetown. Tel. #
227-4876, 642-0838 Ryan.
1 HOUSE in Nandy Park -
self -contained with
additional 3 rooms, enclosed
Garage, fully grilled. 104
ollingswood Ave.. Nandy
Park. Call 227-2027.
residential vacant concrete
furnished 2-storey 5-bedroom
double lot US$900 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
corner 2-bedroom ground floor
with all modern conveniences,
fully grilled $25 000 monthly.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
residential mansion vacant'
furnished 2-storey concrete 5
luxurious Hollywood designed
bedrooms US$800.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ECCLES residential -
vacant 2 large bedrooms
Hollywood designed
apartments $45 000 monthly.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
REGENT St. 1 of
Georgetown central shopping
centre available soon 3-storey
concrete & steel building top/
middle & ground floor 68' x
78' 4 500 sq. ft. US$16 000
per annum. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
GREATER Georgetown -
vacant large corner store/shop.
Ideal for Chinese restaurant -
$70 000 monthly. Area for a
tailor shop/salon $25 000
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.
1 TOP flat and I bottom flat
for rental for business. Contact
Pauline's Hair Salon 177
Charlotte St.
BEL Air Park- 3 bedrooms,
2 baths fully air-conditioned. hot
and cold water, furnished. Call
227-6913 after 10 am
EXISTING restaurant on
Middle Street. 1i floor in Del
Casa building or vacant
position. Call 227-3233, 225-
BUSY 4-corner, upper flat
Guyana Variety Store & Nut
Centre, upstairs Camp &
D'Urban Sts., vacant 30 ft. x
60 ft. suitable for barber shop,
internet cafe, school, etc. Move
in today. US$500 monthly neg.
Call Mr. Singh 647-3000, 225-
contained apartments suitable
for single individuals working or
studying. Phone 225-0168
Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
000, Charlestown $25 000,
Business place (Sheriff St.)- $80
000, Snackette $80 000,
Beauty Salon $40 000. K S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-0542,
HOUSE: situated at Liliendaal
(opposite Ocean View Hotel), 4-
bedroom, 2 baths, all modern
conveniences, fully furnished,
hot water, grilled, spacious lawn
and garden. A must see.
US$850. Phone Judy 222-
5002 after 16:00 h.
unfurnished apartments one,
two, three & four bedrooms.
Queenstown residential, from
US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225.
COMING from overseas -
check out Sunflower Hotel and
Fast Food. Cool and comfortable
- AC, TV, long term, short term.
4 hrs stay. Call 225-3817 ask
for Margaret or Fazia.
bedroom bottom $35 000,
South two-storey three-
bedroom $70 000. Others
ranging from $30 000 USS2
500 Roberts Realty, First
Federation Life Bldg., 227-7627
- Office. 227-3768- Home 644-
2099 Cell.

ST., CIVILLE. CALL 223-1713
ONE top flat with three
bedrooms and garage, water
tanks installed. Howes St.,
Charlestown. Tel. 226-1534,
between 6 pm & 8pm.
styled apts. Suitable for a couple
or single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 231-6429,
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995- Kitty.
....... . .. . ....
OFFICE or business 24 x
25 space. 331 Cummings St.,
facing Sixth Street. Call Julian
- 227-1319, 225-4709, 625-
ONE three-bedroom
bottom flat, in residential area,
in Georgetown. You can call
during the day not at nights.
Phone 227-1275.
LOOKING 4 places to rent
2 3- bedroom flats/house -
$50 000 $100 000. CALL
647-6711 OR 231-3348.
2, 3, 4 bedrooms) $18 000, $22
000, $25 000, $30 000, $40 000,
$50 000, $60 000. Rooms $14
000 $16 000. Call 231-6236.
FULLY furnished house by
itself with AC and without, around
town. EBD and ECD. Call Venita
220-8233 or 611-3385.
unfurnished apt. around
Georgetown, EBD and ECD from
$20 000 to $90 000. Call Venita
220-8233. Cell 611-3385.
SEMI furnished 2-bedroom
bottom flat in UG, fully grilled
$35 000 2 rent, security.
Call Venita 220-8233, 611-
D'ANDRADE ST., Kitty -.
one secure three (3)-bedroom
apartment. (bottom flat). Ideal
for working couple/small family
-. $35 000 per month. Tel. 621-
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
QUEENSTOWN. fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent. Suit-
able for overseas visitors on short
term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-
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.
FURNISHED one & two-
bedroom apts. suitable for short
& long term overseas guest.
Meals can be arranged. Grilled
& security. Along UG Road. Call
222-6708, 6510, between 12
noon and 6 pm.
FURNISHED two-bedroom
house and two-bedroom apt.
Ideal for a couple or single
person US$500 per mth., and
US$30 & US$25 per day. Call
227-3546, 609-4129.
LOT 1 First St., Industry
Housing Scheme, ECD .2-"
bedroom .bottom ,flat apt.,-
toilet,'bath inside, water tank,
grilled windows and doors.
Contact Singh the above
address. 10 am 6 pm Call
646-362-5:. _
WE have your rental, right
here! For prices that would suit
your pocket from executive
style houses from US$2 500
US$800 in Bel Air Park, Earl's
Court, Courida Park,
Queenstown. Low income
rental ranging from $80 000
$25 000 in areas like South.
Alberttown, Kitty, etc. Call
Goodwill Realty (Mr Hinds).
Tel. 223-5204, 628-7605.
'E m a i
1 2-FLAT 3-bedroom
house fully furnished
overlooking Sheriff Street
and the Atlantic. Main
bedroom air-conditioned
and self-contained. 2"'
bedroom, also air-
conditioned. 1 study room
and verandah. Lower flat
large living room, kitchen,
dining room. wash room.
guards, bath and toilet. Also
garage for 2 vehicles.
225-1238 or 623-0088.

FURNISHED 1-bedroom
apartment parking, cable TV,
quiet, private grilled, short term.
Tel. 233-2915.
COMPELTE building -
newly renovated, now available
top and bottom floor flat, good,
well-secured concrete and steel
fence, very high steel gate,
good parking available 6
vehicles. Also in front of building
suitable for school offices and
conference hall, floor space
could be shared. Call 227-6156
(H), 623-6519.
bedroom uhfurnished with
nice lawns US$2000.
Very large 4-bedroom
mansion, fully furnished with
'generator US$4 000 and
another large 5-bedroom
mansion, unfurnished with
great grounds US$4 500.
EL AIR PARK: 2 three-
bedroom, furnished at US$1
500 each and a 3-bedroom
ground floor apartment,
furnished, fully air
conditioned US$800 PLUS
two huge properties with pool,
fully furnished at US$4 200
and US$5 500. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
KITTY $32 000; C/ville
- $45 000; D'URBAN
BACKLAND, furnished $90
000; Happy Acres US$600:
Kingston- US$1 500; New
Haven US$2 000,
furnished; Bel Air Park, semi-
US$1 000: Lamaha
Gardens, Subryanville,
Queenstown, Prashad
Nagar, Happy Acres,
Republic Park, others.
Kingston, Main Street, Church
Street, High Street, New
Market Street. Barr Street. Bel
- 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 -
S16.5M. 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:
je w ana realty@yahoo.comn
(office/residence) US$2
500: Bel Air Park US$2
000/US$700: Queenstown -
US$2 000/USS1 000/USS1
500/US$800; Subryanville -
US$700/USS1 000; Kitty -
US$750 (F/F)/US$500 (FiF):
New Market $80 000;
Caricom/GuySuCo Gardens
US$1 500; EAST BANK:
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) ; Greenfield
Park US$1 000; Diamond -/
US$1 500; Republic Park -
Atlantic Gds $80 000: Non Pariel
$50 000; B/V $65 000/ $45
000; Lusignan $50 000; Atlantic
Gardens US$2 000/US$1
000/US$500; Happy Acres -
US$2 000/USS1 200/
US$500; Le Ressouvenir -
US$2 500: Ogle US$700;
BV $50 000; Oronoque St. -
US$800; OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000:
Queenstown US$2 000
Sheriff .,- .US$1 500;
Subryanville US$1 500;
North Road US$1 000;
Brickdam US$800; bond/
space, restaurants, etc. Land
and properties from $3M -
$600M. (negotiable).

ONE wooden, and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price nego-
CANAL NO. 2. North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-

Kitty S10M. Mandy's Realty -
231-1049, 647-2058.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
AUSTIN St., Campbeiivilie
concrete and wooden house -
4 bedrooms upstairs, downstairs
2 apartments. Call 223-1713.

OGLE double lot opposite
Prado Ville $25M. Tel. # 611-
0315- GANESH.
PROPERTY for sale in
Queenstown. Price $14 .8M
neg. Call 628-9274. 629-
ONE two-storey
house, yard space, two
garages, overhead tank. -
BEL Air Park. Tel. 277-
3814, 225-8986, 619-
bedroom house, Ocean View,
corner Lot, one block from E.
C. Public Road:. Call 225-
5591 or 619-5505.
CRAIG 2-storey 3-
bedroom house with land size
- 35 x 144 ft. house need work
asking $3.9M. Call 225-
5591 or 619-5505.
ONE going business
premises; ore' secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
Tel: 333-2500.
1 2-BEDROOM cottage
with master room, at West
Coast Demerara, no
transport. Price neg. Call
648-0767 :
PROPERTY for sale by
owner. Two-storey concrete
building, Bel Air Park. Tel.
No. 226-3479.
ONE (2)-storey
transported property corner
location. Vacant possession,
just off Sheriff St. Tel. 227-
LUMBER Yard with
large house on East Coast
- $70 million. Future
Homes Realty. 227-4040,
628-0796, 611-3866
Avenue. Lamaha Gardens.
Excellent condition. $28M
neg. Prime location. Call
225-7706 or 645-5500
ONE two-bedroom
concrete building located at
Goed Hope Gardens, ECD.
Vacant possession. Price -
S6.5M. Tel. 642-6398.
NORTON St.. Lodge
furnished 3-bedroom
downstairs apartment S35
000. Tel. 231-2167, Sun. -
Fri., between 4 and 8 pm.
FOR sale or rent business
property in very desirable area
of the city. Reasonably priced.
Call 227-6913 after 10 am.
BEL Air, New Haven -
$30M. Queenstown $13M,
Kitty $10M, Cummings Lodge
- S8.5M, BV $6M. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-06365.
South $6M. $7.5M, North -
$4M, Alberttown $12M, Camp
St. $9M, Queenstown $14M
Prashad Nagar $15M. Call
ATLANTIC Gaidens -
front 1 six-bedroom mansion
situated on Lots 14& and
150. Contact 220-5699 or
Cell 613-3487. '-;
Premniranjan Pace -. 4
bedrooms, spacious yard,
value for money.;Asking -
$27M. Norbert deFreitas' -
231-1506. 642-5874. :. ";
OGLE US Suburban
living in Guyana, PRISTINE
CONDITION extras too
many. Asking -,: $2.2M.
Norbert deFreitas 231-
1506, 642-5874.
ONE (1) wooden and
concrete business property
situated at Better Hope
Public Road. ECD. Vacant
possession. Contact Tel. #
226-2278. Owner leaving
TRIPLE lots-busy junction.
Alberttown, 2 large buildings,
1 earns US$1 000 monthly,
other executive living quarters,
space to park 12 cars. All
modern features. Must see -
647-3000, 225-4631.
Air Park. Subryanville,
Regent Rd., Robb St., Bel
Air Gdns., etc. Sonja 225-
7197, 623-2537.
building located in
Triumph Backlands on
large plot of land. Make an
offer Must he sold. 'Call


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SALE by owner: Front two-
storey, 4-bedroom, grilled,
concrete house with toilet &
bath, enclosed garage. Second
house both located at Triumph,
ECD. Price negotiable. Tel.
ONE bedroom pre-fab
house with zinc roof, complete
with bath, toilet and kitchen,
sink, available. Can be
assembled with in 12 hours.
Call 225-0168 Monday,
Wednesday, Friday between 9
am and 2 pm.
REGENT/near Camp St. -
vacant possession of a new 4/
5-storey steel/concrete general
store $1M or US$200 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
FOREIGN/Local investor
invests wisely. 4/5-storey steel
building. Income will be
millions dollars per day.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
HOPE, EBD land public
road to river bank. Ideal for ship/
warehouse/bond with active 2-
storey general business -
$12.5M/IS$63 000. Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
D'URBAN St., Lodge 2-
sforey concrete building 4 2-
bedroom Hollywood designed
apartments. Monthly rent will
pay your mortgage. Ederson's
- 226-5496. Email:
.d.ersn. g.... g.f......... ...........
KERSAINT Park resident,
vacant new 2-storey concrete
property on /4 acre land, 3
luxurious designed bedrooms -
$15M/US$75 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496. Email:
commercial residential
buildings for sale/rent Regent
St., Robb St. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
OVERSEAS/local owners
of building we have general
management services paying
your bills/rates. Ederson s -
226-5496. Email:
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ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey ranch type
4-bedroom mansion on 3 house
lots $28M. US$140 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ROBB St., Bourda near
market vacant 2-storey
concrete building 40' x 88',
land 50' x 100' $40M,
US$200 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
ECCLES, EBD vacant
large bond 6 000 sq. ft.
height, can store 40 40-ft.
container $50M, US$250 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
REGENT St.. Bourda -
vacant 2-storey business
property 2 large offices top and
ground floor, one large office -
$19.5M, US$97 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email: _
ECCLES residential -
vacant corner new concrete 2-
storey 4 luxurious Hollywood
designed bedrooms $21M,
US$105 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
NEW 2-flat concrete
executive style house
situated in highly residential
area $20M neg. Tel. # 227-
4876, 642-0838 Ryan.
ECCLES Republic Park,
Nandy Park, 2-storey
concrete executive style
house $17M. Tel. # 227-
4876, 642-0838 Ryan.
residential vacant new 1 year
2-storey 2-family building top
bottom, 2 luxurious bedrooms -
$8.6M, US$42 000. Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
corner 2-storey business top 3
large office AC, hot & cold
water, ground floor, 2 large
office buildings, fully grilled,
meshed $20M, US$100 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
BRICKDAM/Stabroek -
vacant 3-storey 6 luxurious
bedrooms or offices for
insurance/ideal 4-storey
computer school $45M,
US$225 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:

POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland,
East Canje phone.
electricity, etc. Price neg.
Tel. 628-5264, 339-2678.
4-BEDROOM concrete
& wooden house. Ketley
St.. Charlestown, formerly
Rudy's Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg.
Contact 227-6204.
DOUBLE lots at Public
Road, Mc Doom Village -
suitable for hotel, wholesale/
retail or fast food. Two
separate transport (1S) house
and land 210' x 50', (2nd)
house & land 140' x 40'.
Contact R. Bacchus 226-
UG Road newly built 2-
storey building with going
restaurant and bar, internet
cafe, self-contained
apartments. Office space
pools tables. Call between 12
noon and 6 pm. Serious
enquiries only. 222-6708/
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete 4- bedroom
house, South Ruimveldt
Gardens Contact Ronald on
662-5033 or Samantha on
624-1370. No reasonable
offer refused. Vacant
possession. .
WE have the building with
the location the business
You're looking for Robb St., -
50M $12M, Avenue of the
Republic US$2M, Sheriff St.,
Main Street, Lamaha St.,
Kingston $80M $40M, etc.
Call Goodwill Realty (Mr
Hinds). Tel. 223-5204, 628-
7605. Email
PROPERTIES We have the
properties that would suit your
pocket P/Nagar $14M,
Section 'K' $16M $14M,
South R/veldt $18M, $8M,
Meadow Brook $14M, Kitty -
$10M, Alberttown $12M. Call
Goodwill Realty (Mr Hinds).
Tel. 223-5204, 628-7605.
E m a i I
properties we have the
luxurious, executive properties
for your comfort, Courida Park -
$500 000 (neg.), Bel Air Park -
$60M, $24M, $35M,
Queenstown $45M, Meadow
Brook Gdns $35M. Happy Acres
$30M $21M. Lamaha Gdns -
$29M, $27M, etc. Call Goodwill
Realty (Mr Hinds). Tel. 223-5204,
628-7605. Email
ATLANTIC Ville wooden
three-bedroom $6.5M, South
Gardens three bedroom -
$10.5M, five-bedroom two-
storey, South $12.5M, Kitty,
D'Urban Street, Republic Park
others from $6.5M to $100M.
Roberts Realty, First
Federation Life Bldg., 227-
7627 Office, 227-3768 -
Home, 644-2099 Cell.
REALTY 227-4040, 628-
0796, 642-4680, 611-3866.
Properties for sale. Bel Air
Spring $55M, Bel Air Park
$24M $48M, Sheriff St. -
$13M $60M, Lime St. -
$80M, Avenue of Republic
US$1.5M US$2.5M.
EBD, opposite Harbour
Bridge luxurious 3-storey
building, double plot of
land. Ideal for home, hotel,
business/office. 592-233-
5859, 592-623-0501, 592-
623-8958. http://
www.geocities com/
Meadow Brook Gardens,
Subryanville, Section 'K',
C am pbell ville ,
Queenstown, Charlotte
Street, Kitty, North Road,
Church Street. CALL
647-6711 OR 231-3348.
BEDROOM concrete property
Bel Air Park. Very nice 4-
bedroom concrete property -
Happy Acres. 5-bedroom
concrete property Prashad
Nagar. TEL. 226-8148, 625-

concrete house. Bedrooms
air conditioned, one self-
contained room, Bel Air
Park, four-bedroom house,
Jacuzzi self-contained
room, 3 2-bedroom apts.
Downstairs. Lodge. Call
FOR sale one concrete
Factory with tiled floor can
be used for Fish Factory, Food
Manufacturer, church or bond.
Location 8 West Ruimveldt,
2" building from Front Road,
between BACIF and Fire
Station, behind GuySon's.
Going at $32M neg. Avoid lies
of down payments none done
yet. Call 226-7494 or 231-
bedroom $17M. NEWTOWN
- 2 buildings $16M. GOOD
HOPE New 4-bedroom -
$26M. KINGSTON 2 huge
3-storey buildings at -
US$500 000. REGENT
STREET 5-storey business -
US$850 000. BEL AIR PARK
- 3-bedroom $35M and a
giant 8-bedroom, with pool,
fully furnished US$1 and
lots more all over. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY "The Home of Better
- 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.
PROPERTY for sale at
South R/veldt Park $6.5M,
Charlestown $7.5M,
Newtown, Kitty $9M neg.,
South R/veldt Gardens -
$10.5M, LBI $9M neg.,
Eccles $13M, BelAir Park -
neg. $24M, D'Urban Street -
$1M, East La Penitence -
5M neg. As a team we stay
focus. Contact Pete's Real
Estate on 226-9951, 226-
5546, 231-7432 or visit us at
Lot 2 George Street, W/Rust,
G / t
REAL ESTATE prices are
falling, falling. BUY 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-
Air Pk. (39 ft x 58 ft $35M),
Bel Air Pk. (L 45 ft x 75 ft -
$30M), Bel Air Pk (2,579 sq ft
$32M), Bel Air Pk (L-75 ft
x 50 ft $28M), Bel Air Pk (26
ft x 56 ft $20M), Bel Air Pk,
(58 ft x 38 ft $45M), Bel Air
Pk (Triple Lots of land -
US$ M), Prashad Ng. (40 ft x
30 ft $17M), Prashad Ng
(3,350 sq ft $28M), Prashad
g (1,650 sq ft $30M), New
Haven (2,579 sq ft $35M),
Middleton St. (3,506 sq ft -
$20M), Oronoque St. (45 ft x
30 ft $22M), Republic Pk (30
ft x 48 ft $19M), Nandy Pk
(50 ft x 35 ft $20M), Eccles
(40 ft x 35 ft $47M), Happy
Acre (60 ft. x 50 ft $38M),
Goedverwagting (L-75 ft x 161
ft $20M), Le Destein/Parika
(60 ft x 38 ft $35M), Land of
Canaan (1 acre $15M),
Garden of Eden (6 M acres -
US$750 000), Middleton St.
(3,506 sq ft $20M), Norton
St. (2,173 sq ft $15M). CALL
226-4362 ANYTIME,

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

DRY earth for sale. Delivery
to spot. Call 611-1819.
EARTH for sale. Delivery to
spot. Call 626-7127.
1 WESTPOINT fridge, 1 gas
stove. Contact 225-2613.
290 TRACTOR selling
for parts. Tel. 621-0694,
HOUSEHOLD items bed,
chair sets, etc. 609-7358,
ONE (1) 20-ft. container
(slightly damaged). Contact
cell 621-6238.
1 STEEL trolley with
turn table $80 000 neg.
Call 641-2729.
1 MASSEY Ferguson
Dump Trailer $190 000
neg. Call 641-2729.
1 ISUZU Trooper,
engine 4WD gear box $240
000 neg. Call 641-2729.
ONE tyre machine,
Coats, 40 x 40 Contact 26
Saffon Street Tyre shop.
1 CRADLE, beds, chairs.
Prices neg. Contact 218-
4019 or 627-4754.
15 HUNDRED watts power
amplifier turntable and
records. Tel. 223-6490.
TWIN TUB washing
machine spares. Telephone -
227-0060, 616-5568.
ONE (1) all-purpose Singer
sewing machine. For details call
NEW Honda Generator
2500/6000 watts, key/
manual start, EU/UK
standard. Call 233-5500.
PURE Bred German
Shepherd, vaccinated and
dewormed. Telephone Call
number 226-1902.
ONE Food Cart complete
with deep fryers, etc. Also
Food Warmers. Tel. 226-0170.
STALL for sale -
corner spot, good location
Stabroek Market. Tel.
277-3814, 619-9972.
1 500-lb cooking gas
cylinder with % filled gas.
Ideal for restaurant $100
000 neg. Call 641-2729.
1 COMPUTER Printer
"Canon" brand BJC 6100 $30
000. Phone 227-6421 Fraser.
Must be sold.
ONE outboard 8
Johnson engine, excellent
condition. Call 268-2244 -
Road Master. Leonora,
GOING out of business.
Internet Cafe computers,
scanners, printers, copiers,
chairs, desks, etc. Call 227-
1319, 225-4709.
TWO five-dish and one
four-dish ploughs also one
trail harrow. Ideal for rice
work. Contact 623-0957.
TWO pitbulls socialised
and immunised, age 3
months. Contact Corin Parris
227-7263, 662-6138.
1 FRIGIDAIRE, heavy duty
freezer, very good condition -
$60 000 neg. Contact 645-
$500 at Movie Town DVD
Club. Tel. 223-7245. 231-
5602. For the best quality
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.

FOR sale/rental active
large snackette. Bourda Market.
Lights, phone, coolers, TV, etc.
Call 226-5063, 231-4139.
1 DELL Optiplex GX 280
(17" monitor P4, 2.8 Mhz
40G). 1 Web ramp, 1 24 port
hub (good condition). Tel.
226-7755, 623-2923.
ENHANCE your vehicle's
interior with genuine
automotive leather, available
in Black, Tan and BMW/Gray.
Leather sold by hide. Call
EARTH, sand and reef
sand for sale. Also done
excavating land grading and
levelling. 229-2520, 612-
4059, 621-2160.

has for sale as a
good concern


Largest in country
Seats up to 16 persons

(4 screens), automatic l'
loaded, lots of extra
oo much to m enton.
Best realistic offer accepted
serious persons only need enouire

ONE Nissan Diesel engine
model FE-6 and gear box 5-
speed parts. Contact Ayube
Wahab, Soesdyke or on
Phone # 621-3118.
ONE 20-ft. metal
container. Ideal for
construction site. Also one 3-
in-one Honda Pump complete
with flex and hose. Tel 626-
8834, 225-3606.
PLASTIC chairs and tables,
fridge (Avanti), 1 freezer rope
lights, deep fryer, rotisserie oven,
steel rods, 1 Colesman grill,
wares. 1 hair crimpier. Tel. 226-
AVANTI AC Unit 3000
BTU, large Panasonic
microwave, HP Printer, Pentium
11 computer, and loud speakers
mouse, key board, Nintendo 64
& 7 Cartridges & 2 controls, 1
Sega Genesis, 1 Arno hair
protect hair dryer, 1 V60 T
mobile (for parts /non working 4
play station games 2-disc), 1 X
box disc 1 GE (General Electric)
cordless phone with ID. Tel. 225-
1 000 piece new cellular
phone parts faces, carry casing,
lighting circuit, lighting
antenna, charges all types
batteries, complete casing sets,
ear pieces, and many many
more, all going very cheap for
wholesalers $400 000 neg. for
the lot. 1 large General Electric
stand up freezer, 110 v, hardly
used, USA made $105 000. 1
Honda EG 2 500 watts generator
in good working condition $105
000. 1 18 000 BTU new Peak
Split air conditioner, complete
240V, remote control, never
used $105 000. 1 new set of 4
Nickle sizes 15 rims to fit any
vehicle with 4 Nickle covers,
never used in box $75 000. 1
Electric 110v pressure pump
washer complete with nozzle -
$45 000. 1 Electric chain saw,
110v complete $35 000.1 cross
cut saw. 110v $8 000. 1
complete internet system with lot
of computers and accessories,
backup, printers, cords, bill
machine, scanner and many
many more, the entire lot
bargain $400 000 along with
large photocopy machine and
manual. 1 new blue large bath
tub fibreglass never used $30
000. 4 4-drawer metal filing
cabinet at $20 000 each. 1
large vacuum cleaner on
wheels, industrial and
commercial. 110v large dust
bags. for carpet or floor Dayton -
$30 000. 1 large water pump
with pressure tank, 110 240v,
automatically operated $30
000. 1 Mitre saw on adjustable
table, 110v $30 000. Owner
leaving 621-4928.

ONE 16" valve, one 10
valve, 16" can make a small
koker. Foo's General Store.
AMPLIFIER 400 watts.
Speakers boxes 1 000 watts,
new article 622-0267, 629-
LAB equipment full
works to start a lab and 1
Yamaha generator, 2 600
watts. Tel. 225-3199.
AC UNITS brand new,
5 000 150 BTU, Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at
613-3319 or 226-7973.
Going reasonable.
DINING table 82" x 42",
no chairs, TV & cabinet 71
%" x 55", stereo cabinet -
74" (L) x 48 (H). Call 226-
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine; 1
Power Inverter, 1 000 watts.
Tel. 228-2525.
HOUSEHOLD articles -
fridge, stove, wardrobe, beds,
TV, VCR, water pump, black
tank, etc. Excellent condition.
Tel. 621-5284.
1 BRIDGE Port Universal
miller $800 000 or nearest
offer; 1 small wheel fork lift
$800 000 or nearest offer.
Call 226-2394, 227-5749.
QUANTITY of various
damaged vehicle parts at
GCIS Inc. 47 Main Street, G/
town. For inspection, call
USED printer
equipment including press,
cutting machine, etc. at
GCIS Inc., 47 Main Street,
G/town. For inspection, call
DIGITAL cameras,
laptop computers, DVD
recorders, video projectors,
guitars, pools table, etc.
Contact Majestics 226-
6432, 623-2477.
1 20-FEET stainless
steel holding room
(freezer) with compressor
and blowers $450 000.
233-5859, 623-0501, 623-
8058. __
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated &
dewormed $15 000 each.
Tel. 229-6527, 610-8071
ZENITH 42" Plasma TV,
Philips 64" flat screen TV, Bose
321 Home Entertainment
System Series Two. 226-4177,
225-2319. 641-2634.
JOHN Deere 30 KVA diesel
generator like new, Lovson
10 Hp engine, large
compressor with tank, large
grinding machine with stones.
226-4177, 225-2319, 641-
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle,
next to new; 1 amplifier; 1
truck pump; 1 battery
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
LABRADOR & Doberman
mixed pups and Labrador
and Ridgeback mixed pups.
Tel. 226-7846 from Mon. to
Fri. 3:30 pm to 8 pm, Sat. &
Sun. from 8 am to 8 pm.
1 SIX-INCH complete
land dredge with two 2000
series four-cylinder Perkins
Turbo engines, pipes
fittings, etc. with camping
equipment. $3.3M. Contact
television, 1 white
Westinghouse double door
fridge, 1 Whirlpool chest
freezer, 1 Chester drawers.
Contact 226-0616, 170
Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty.
1997 FORD Ecnoline
van 70 000 miles, 2-225
Envirude outboard engine,
1 7Hp Sears outboard
engine. All in perfect
working condition. Contact
Murtland De Freitas,
Plantation Sarah Johanna,
EBD. Tel. 662-4079.
TWO Honda 2 500 w
generators, like new, two
pop corn machines. One
Honda 2 700 PSi presser
washer. One 16-gallon wet
and dry vacuum, one
complete computer. one
nut warmer, all items
reasonable priced. Call

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 9, 2006 2 5

STALL in Stabroek Market,
No. 18. Section 3 S3M neg.
Contact 642-1019 or 664-
ONE Frigidaire washing
machine for parts and one
Frigidaire stove in good condition.
Call 218-0631 between 5pm 9
pm on working days and 8 am
- 9 pm weekends.
TWO D4 Cat bulldozers -
one for immediate use. new
Linder carriage. Other for
parts. Space needed. Any
reasonable offer. For more info.
tel. 227-1830, 227-1813.
STAINLESS steel pipes -
8" x 20 ft length, 10 x 20 ft
length. 12 x 20 ft length. Also
available steel pipes, all sizes.
For more information, contact
Tel. 623-7029, 266-2207, 266-
(Computer) School for sale as
a going concern. Includes
computers, chairs, desks,
reception area equipment, etc.
Performance records available
for inspection. Kindly call
7 WOODEN cabin
cruisers, 4 53 ft., 3 50 ft.,
5" polythene seine, 1 3-ton
Dyna truck, 1 3-ton Fuso
truck, 1 Hilux Pickup, 1
computer, 1 clothes dryer.
Call 660-2958, 621-2311.
SKY Universal, authorized
dealer for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay
Per View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231-
6093, 227-1151 (Office).
1 Ford F 150, 1 285
Massey Ferguson Tractor, 2
Portable welder (1 gasoline &
1 diesel), 1 bobcat, 1 100
KVA alternator & transformer,
1 Cummings engine. Call 225-
7332 or 626-2615.
Satellite Network. For efficient
and quality sky satellite dish
services & reconnections. Best
after sale service, & free
installation. Phone # 227-7794
& 646-5860, 641-6590.
Cultronics the family store.
diesel engine with twin disc pto
on bed, good general
conditi' on $1.25M. 4H ft.
steel pontoon EX 12" diesel
with 15 x 28 ft. purple heart
sluice $0.5M. Located Middle
Mazaruni. Call 223-5050.
1 MEBER band saw 3", 1
Hyster forklift (gasoline), 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.
TOTAL 2 600. TWO 15" 1 100
NON NEG TEL. 613-9442.
CALL # 625-8763, ANYTIME.
ROTATING Amber light,
110 volt $5 000, Candle
lights $500, electric
vibrator poker, 110 volt for
foundation work $100 000.
2 KVA transformers $15
000, 1 KVA transformer $8
000, Neon sign $10 000,
oil pressure gauges $500,
auto electric switches $500,
stroboscopic timing light -
$5000. engine analyser/
electric tester $5000, auto
computer tester $5 000,
various lengths plastic straps
- $5 000, white overcoats -
$2 000, white plastic aprons
- $400. sanitary gloves -
$100. large filter bowls for
fuel or water $2 000. Many
more items. Contact Francis
Persaud 220-3064.

TRUCK for sale model
- TK; one 7-piece dining
set (glass); 1 microwave
(Sharp): 1 (Sharp) VCR; 1
washing machine (Avanti);
1 six-piece Amanda
(Suite). Telephone # 610-
ONE 7 600 Ford Turbo,
4-wheel drive tractor, fully
reconditioned. 1 generator
set RPM 1 500, voltage
240/440 volts, 340 KVA,
50/60-cycle. Tel. 617-
8156, 263-5634. Lalman &
Son, Middlesex Canal No.
2 Polder.

ONE Mercedes Benz,
PCC series. Tel. 226-0170.
Model M truck. Tel: 455-
ONE refrigerated truck,
GFF. series. Call Tel. # 623-
ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150.. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
1 7-150 Black, GJJ
series S3.5M neg. Call
MINI for sale, good
condition. Call # 613-7531,
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
- 15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel.
# 642-5899.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma.
unregistered. Price neg.
Contact Ryan 629-7010.
1 WHITE Tundra,
Unlimited mag rim, etc. -
$4M. Call 227-2027.
170, manual, in good
condition $600 000 neg.
Call 225-0299.
TOYOTA Corolla, 1997
model for sale. Like new, 30
000 original miles. Call 227-
1 AE 81 TOYOTA Corolla,
working condition.
Reasonable priced. Call 263-
1 JEEP Wrangler excellent
condition for sale. 1 Jeep
Wrangler shell. Tel. 625-1188.
1 RZ long base mini bus,
working condition, mags,
music, etc. $900 000. Call
immaculate condition,
Tiptronic, mags, etc. Call
220-6770, 645-1905.
1 TOYOTA 4X4 Hilux,
automatic. Price negotiable.
Contact cell # 623-4383.
Mazda MPV V6 mini van.
Price negotiable. Tel. # 629-
Corona; 1 ET 176 Corona
Station Wagon. Tel. 664-
ONE AT 192 Carina -
automatic, fully powered.
Price $1 375 000 neg. Tel.
1 TOYOTA Corolla L-
Touring Wagon in excellent
condition. Call 223-1713.
ONE Toyota Ceres. Fully
loaded, in very good
condition. Call 624-2533.
FORD Taurus, late PJJ
series, automatic AC, fully
powered, CD player.
Excellent condition. Call
225-4631, 647-3000.
2.2....-. 4.6.3. .... .. .... -.3... 9 _... .. ............ .
MAZDA Titan box truck,
extended height box, fully
powered, air-conditioned,
like new. PJJ series.
$1.75M cash. Phone 647-
3000, 225-4631.
FORD Tow truck, F 250
body equipped with warn
10-ton electric winch,
needs some work, sold as
is with documents $950
000 neg. 647-3000. 225-
FORD Lincoln stretch
limousine (B!ack) 7-
seater, auto, fully powered,
needs work, drives, sold as
is 4 million. Call 225-
4631. 647-3000, 225-

1 ONE 300 ZX Sports car,
immaculate condition. Call
225-7706 or 226-2894.
1 192 CARINA mags.
music, AC, working condition
- $1.1M neg. Call 623-2000.
1 RZ MINIBUS fully
loaded, 1 stand by generator.
3750 watts. Contact 265-4726
or 661-5383.
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon, 5 A engine,
automatic, like new. 74
Sheriff St., C/ville 223-
FOR sale urgently one
AE 91 Sprinter in excellent
condition. Attractive price.
Tel. 226-1877, 624-7436.
1 TOYOTA Hiace minibus
long base RZ 15 seats, top
condition, BHH $1.7M neg.
Tel. 619-3644.
ONE Long base RZ, BGG
series. Price $1.2 million or
$800 000 down payment.
626-9780, 662-9215.
series, low mileage, good
condition. Asking $1.7M.
Call 624-4605, 225-4489.
1 TOYOTA Cynos, 1
Toyota Levin. Price neg.
Going cheap. Telephone
622-4589, 231-5864.
Special Edition, PFF series never
in hire. Excellent condition. Tel.
270-4465, 642-6159.
ONE damaged Toyota
Carib Wagon by tender at
GCIS Inc. 47 Main Street. GI
town. For inspection call 226-
1 4-RUNNER automatic,
excellent condition $1.4M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
Townace van. 1998 diesel,
registered in August, 2005,
one owner. Call 613-9442.
1 MITSUBISHI, long base
canter truck in good working
condition. Contact Ravi -
622-1782 or 264-2391.
BMW 3251 Convertible,
automatic, DVD sound
system, mag wheel, very nice.
Must see $2.7 million neg.
647-3000, 225-4631.
(prominent) excellent
condition 17" rim, CD, etc.,
PHH series. Tel. 646-5136,
CR.V glass (clear.).and Spoiler.
1 NISSAN Blue Bird car -
(private), automatic, excellent
condition. Price $900 000.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
immaculate condition,
automatic, fully loaded, crash
bar $1.4M. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Civic (PJJ
series) 1999 model -
manual, fully powered, A/
C. Price $1.9M (hardly
used). Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon (PHH series),
automatic, fully powered,
mag rims, CD. Price $1.3M
(neg.). Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
LINCOLN Town car (Ford)
4-door luxury Sedan -
automatic, power windows,
locks, seats, digital dash, TV
& DVD Player, air-
conditioned, only 47 000
miles, like new $5 million.
Phone 647-3000/225-4631.
190E Mercedes Benz,
Special Edition automatic,
fully powered, 2.6-cylinder.
full flair, package, lots of
extras. Must see. Have minor
work. Sold as is $1.6M cash.
Phone 647-3000, 225-4631.
Player, mags PHH $1 450
000, CRV (HONDA) auto.
PHH series $2.6M (neg), AE
100 SPRINTER auto, PGG
series, auto $900 000 neg.
Tel. No. 226-5999.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma (25
000 Km only), GHH series.
auto. fully powered, AC, mag
rims, crystal light, big lights
in front, CD. Immaculate
condition. Price $2.8M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or

Carina (private).
automatic, fully powered.
AC, mag rims. CD, alarm,
remote start. Price S1.3M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA GX 81 Mark
11 (4-cylinder new engine).
automatic, fully powered.
mag rims. Price $875 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902.
Sprinter (PHH series).
automatic, fully powered,
mag rims, immaculate
condition. Price $1 250
000. Contact Rocky #
621-5902, 225-1400.
1 NISSAN Almera.(came
in brand new), PHH series
(executive type car),
automatic, fully powered,
AC, magrims, alarm. Price
- $2.3M. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA SR5-V6 (4
Runner) 4 x 4 (low mileage),
automatic, fully powered, A/
C, mag rims, CD Player, music
set, alarm. Credit available.
Price $2.3M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-
series) immaculate condition,
automatic, fully powered, A/
C, mag rims, step bars, crash
bars, roof rack, CD Player.
Price $3.2M (neg). Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-
1 NISSAN Frontier (Super
charge) Extra Cab/2003
model) automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims, 4-
wheel drive, new tyres, (GJJ
series), immaculate
condition. Price $4.3M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
ONE TT 131 Toyota Corona
with aluminium mag rims 3T
engine with 5-speed gear box.
Contact Raymond or Meena on
Tel. # 233-2857 or 622-0484
Price.-.. $275.000 neg.-_
1 TC 57 new Holland
combine in good working
condition. 1 Johnson 25 Hp
outboard engine in good
working condition. Call 232-
0547, 623-1234.
1 HONDA Vigor executive
type car automatic, fully
powered, AC, chrome mag
rims, alarm, CD Player,
immaculate $1.2M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-
Convertible, 5-speed, CD
Player, AC, only 18 000
original miles, mag wheel,
hard and soft top, lady driven
- $2M. Call 647-3000, 225-
OFF the wharf AT 212/
AT 192 $500 000 down
payment, AT 192 $1.1M. AT
170 $700 000. RZ $1M.
Call 231-6236.
TOYOTA AT 150 in good
condition mag rims, music
set, etc. Price $300 000 neg.
Tel. 218-2039, 609-7565.
1 AT 170 Carina mags,
AC, fully automatic, fully
powered, crash bar for Hilux
4-Runner. Call 256-3216,
ONE AT 192 Carina with AC,
CD deck, remote start, alarm, 16"
mags. Price $1 450 000. Call
TOYOTA SV 50 Vista,
immaculate, fully loaded,
factory TV, new mags, tyres,
perfect in every way. 227-4474,
1 RZ BUS EFI cat eye,
BHH series. 1 AT 170 Corona -
EFI, fully powered. Both in
excellent condition. Phone
1 HONDA Car $750 000
neg., very good condition,
PGG series, mag rims, CD
Player included. 223-1934
after 5 pm or all day on
ONE AE 91 Toyota
Corolla motor car, PFF series.
Good condition. H. Raghubir.
Tel. 227-5072. 617-6470 or
222-5900 after 5 pm.
1 929 MAZDA Wagon.
back wheel drive, needs minor
body work, good working
condition $250 000 neg.
Contact 233-5133 (w). 233-
6250 (h).

AT 170. AT 192 Carinas.
B 12 Sunny, AE 100 Sprinter.
EP 81 and EP 82 Starlets,
Mark 11, fully powered. Call
Venita 220-8233. 611-3385.
automatic, AC, fully powered,
mag rims, immaculate
condition, hardly used -
$1.2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 RZ bus, Long base,
excellent condition $1.5M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400.
Toyota RZ diesel mini van,
GHH series; 1 Suzuki super
carry mini yan, GHH series -
$1.5M each. Contact 220-
ONE Hilux Surf PGG
6298. Excellent condition.
Tel. 626-0347. Price -
$2.2M neg. Owner leaving
1 MITSUBISHI Lancer, 1
Honda Integra both fully loaded
, 17" rims. Owner leaving
country. Call 646-1944.
29 000 Km, fully loaded.
Tel. 227-8663 after 5 pm.
ONE Toyota Tacoma
Extra cab. Auto, fully
powered, mags, etc., very
good condition. Tel. 270-
4465, 642-6159, 623-9909.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf 4-
wheel drive Jeep, w/crash bar
and other accessories.
Contact Mr. Edwards. Tel. #
1 TOYOTA Carib Wagon
with spares $520 000 neg.
Call 628-9274, 629-3528.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 sweater,
manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.
Burgundy 1 yr. old, excellent
condition. Contact 233-2263.
647-4466 Rishi.
SUZUKI Vitara (full size)
- manual, P/windows -
$1.3M neg. 227-4040, 628-
0796, 618-7483.
TOYOTA AT 192 Carina,
fully powered, automatic,
excellent condition. Tel. 226-
9316, 617-1505.
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player. Priced to
go. # 621-7445.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
- long tray, 17 feet 4D 32, a/c,
immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. Ne reasonable offer
1 AE 110 Vintage
Sprinter, PHH series,
excellent condition, fully
loaded, fully powered.
Contact 623-4572, 222-5053.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
1 RZ minibus, working
condition, mags, etc. Call
276-1275, 611-7014 -
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-5500,
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully powered, 8 seats,
like new. 74 Sheriff St., C/
ville. 223-9687.
ONE 4-Runner, excellent
condition with CD, mags, V6
engine, left hand drive. Price
- $1.4M negotiable. Call
in good condition mag
rims, stick gear, tape deck.
Tel: 626-6837 after hours -
# 220-4316.
3/4 TON Ford Truck,
enclosed, parts for Mercedes
200 series, engine &
transmission for minibus. Call
series, immaculate
condition $2.4M
negotiable. Mint condition.
Contact 276-0245. 628-

1 TOYOTA Starlet
Glanza, fully loaded. Price
neg. Contact 226-0041, 621-
NISSAN Pulsar 4-door
car silver, mags, CD Player.
like new. Must see. Call 225-
5591, 619-5505.
1 TOYOTA Corolla L-
Touring Wagon in excellent
condition. Call 223-1713.
enclosed truck with
refrigeration system; Mazda
Canter enclosed truck, just
registered PJJ series, like
new. Call 225-5591 or 619-
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck,
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear. (PW, PM, PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021.
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty)...
in immaculate condition; 1
- Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
220-5516, 220-5323.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner
LHD, V6 engine immaculate
condition, (automatic) -
$1.7M. 227-4040, 628-0796,
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray,
dual air bag. mag rims, etc. -
$5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE AT 150 Corona -
stick gear/front wheel drive,
in good condition. Price -
$460 000 negotiable. Tel.
621-3343, 648-8153.
ONE AT 192 Carina
motor car with CD Player,
Spoiler and man rims. Price
- $1 200 000. Call 227-0902
or 227-3336.
1 TOYOTA Single Cab
(3Y engine), long tray, solid
deff, 4 x 4 Pickup, GHH
series $1.3M neg. 227-
4040, 628-0796, 618-7483
PGG series, 16" nickel rim,
spoiler, CD Player. Price -
$975 000 negotiable. Call
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough
or Timber Grant. Price neg.
Contact Lawrence. Phone 322-
ONE 580 C Hymac -
working condition. Hauler and
low boy, selling together.
Serious enquiries only. Call
222-6708 between 12 noon
and 6 pm.
1996 Toyota Tacoma
Extra Cab 4 WD Pickup,
excellent condition. AC
music, mags, bed liner, bull
bar, fogs, manual trans -
$2.3M. 622-6635 Mike.
1 HILUX Surf- PGG 8155,
3Y engine. Excellent condition
- $2.2M neg. Contact Puran -
7 Bella Dam, Pouderoyen,
WBD. Tel. # 264-1239, 615-
1 HYUNDAI Accent car
with alarm system, CD Player,
mag wheels, stick gear, semi
automatic in good
condition. Price $550
000 negotiable. Tel. #
series, 4-door, fully powered,
A/C, chrome, mag rims crash
bar, sun roof, CD Player, auto
4-wheel drive. Contact Tel.
# 270-4225. Cell 615-1728
fully loaded music, mags,
spoiler, alarm start, never in
hire, owner leaving. One AT
170 Carina music mags,
spoiler, never in hire. Contact
Safraz 220-2047. 645-
OIL Tanker 4 000 gals,
GHH, one owner TL 11 eng.
- $4M neg.; TL Dump Truck
- $2.5M. Dave Auto Sales.
Tel. # 225-1103, Cell 612-
4477. Credit can be
arranged. Prices neg.

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fitted with 2T engine,
driving, body work
needed. Tel. 642-9947
Diesel, PJJ series, fully P/
W, CD. one owner $1 400
000. Credit can be
arranged. Dave Auto
Sales. Tel. # 225-1103,
Cell 612-4477. Credit can
be arranged. Prices neg.
AE 91 Wagon $800 000
neg., AT 170 Carina Wagon
$850 000 neg., Ca;dina
Wagon $1.2M. Dave Auto
Sales. Tel. # 225-1103, Cell
612-4477. Credit can be
arranged. Prices neg.
ONE GJJ Leyland
double axle truck with 20-
cyd. tray and hihab. Perfect
for sand electric pole
planting and scrap iron.
Excellent condition. Price
negotiable. Call 640-
TOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab Pickup, PJJ series, new
model; Nissan Pathfinder 4-
door 1996 model, Honda
Delsol Short car, BMW 318i
Short car. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 641-2634.
1 RZ minibus in
immaculate condition with
music, mags, crystal lights,
etc. $1.5M neg. Contact
CALL TADDY- 623-3786
(Serious enquiries only).
F 150 CHEVY $3.9M
neg.: Toyota Tacoma Twin
Cab $2.5M neg.: 4 x4
Toyota/2 x 4 Toyota Chevy.
4-Runner stick gear and
automatic. Dave Auto
Sales. Tel. # 225-1103, Cell
612-4477. Credit can be
arranged. Prices neg.
$1.8M: 3Y $400 000 $600
000; RZ $750 000 (3Y
engine); Small bus
automatic $750 000; RZ
automatic $1M. Dave Auto
Sales. Tel. # 225-1103, Cell
612-4477. Credit can be
arranged. All prices neg.
1 3-TON Nissan Canter -
$1.5M; 1 2-ton Toyota
Canter $650 000; 1 Honda
Civic $300 000; 1 Honda
Leyland $750 000; 3 12-
seater minibuses selling as
scrap $600 000; 1 set 15
mag with tyres $50 000.
Tel. 222-2300, Cell 625-
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,
SR5, 73K MILES, 4X4, HID'S.
CALL TADDY- 623-3786
(Serious enquiries only).
- automatic, fully loaded, CD
and cassette Player, fog
lamp, nickel mags,
competition exhaust, crash
bar, side step bar, brand new
looks and drive. Contact Mr.
Khan Auto Sales-28 'BB' Eccles
EBD. Tel. 233-2336, 623-9972.
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha
O/B engine; 1 Mini Bus
scrap; 1 KE 10 engine &
gear box; ', HP motors:
poultry waters, trays troughs.
etc.; 1 wooden boat. 1 paper
feeder, spray cans,
computers and more. Must
be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
212 CARINA (Doctor
driven). low mileage $1
650 000: AE 110 Sprinter,
PJJ S1 550 000: TT 190
Corona S1 250 000 -
S1.5M; AE 100 Coro!lla
Sprinter $1.2M :S'?,". 1-
170 Corolia/Corona ..
000. Cave Auto Saiss. Tr.;
- 225-1 i03, Cell 6!2-:44 7
Sre^.: can be arranc..c
Prices neg.

2 AT 170 cars, 2 AT 150
cars. All in excellent
condition. Phone 268-3953.
TOYOTA Hilux Jeep -
PJJ series, AC, automatic;
Toyota Pickup GJJ series,
4-door, AC, automatic.
Contact Sarah 225-2500,
750 000. ALL TAXES
........... ...."... .... ...........
series, excellent condition;
Toyota Carina 212 PHH
series, excellent condition;
Toyota Corona Premio,
excellent condition. All
vehicles automatic. All
apers in order. Contact
ete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
George and Hadfield Streets,
226-9951, 226-5546 or 231-
AT 192 CARINA $1.3M
to $1.6M, SV 40 Camry -
$1.7M, AT 212 Carina
$1.6M. AT 170 Corona, full
lite $975 000. EP 82 GT
Turbo Starlet (excellent) -
$1.1M, Toyota Ceres $1.3M.
Honda Civic (1997 model) -
$1.6M, Toyota Caldina -
$1.2M, AE 91 Sprinter -
$700 000 and much more.
227-4040, 628-0796, 618-
RECENT shipment from
Japan. Toyota Carina AT
192 $675 000, Mitsubishi
Lancer CK 2 $925 000,
Toyota Corolla AE 111 -
$850 000, Toyota Corolla
Wagon $650 000,
Mitsubishi Mirage $1 050
000, Mitsubishi RVR $925
000, Toyota Raum $1 100
000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on
the Wharf. Contact Fazela
Auto Sales 276-0245,
FORD F 150 2 X 4 Extra
Cab Pickup, (automatic) -
$1.1M, Toyota Hi-Lux Surf 3Y
engine automatic with new
tyres $2.1M, Toyota Tacoma
Extra Cab 4 x 4 Pickup
(automatic) S2.7M. Toyota
12-seater minibus $400
000. Toyota Xtra Cab Tundra
(never registered) $4.5M,
Mercedes SVV year 2000
model $5.5M, Toyota
Single Cab 4 x 4 $850
000. 1 Double Cab (diesel)
4 x 4 Pickup $1.9M ne.
227-4040, 628-0796, 618-
226-4939. A NAME AND A
1 AUSTIN Morris
Marina, 4-door car
automatic, re-sprayed.
never registered came in
from England. $850 000,..
Excellent condition
1400cc. 1 Chevrolet
Silverado 5-door enclosed
van, automatic. 4-wheel
drive, side bars, power
steering, mag wheels good
tyres, excellent suspension.
ready for interior or tourist
trips, good for
transportation service -
$750 000. 1 Yamaha V80
motorcycle, ladies', CE
3362, excellent riding
condition, hardly used $150
000. 1 !50cc Jiaiing
motorcycle. hardly used.
excellent condition 3250
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Khan's Auto Sales, 10
10 Hadfield Street,
Stabroek. AE 100 Toyota
Corolla/Sprinter, AT 212
Toyota Carina, AT 192
Toyota Carina, AE 91
Sprinter/Corolla, AT 150
Carina/Corona. Hilux Surf
enclose/open back, RZ
minibus long base/short
base, Toyota Camry SV 40/
SV 30, small bus Lite Ace/
Town Ace, AE 81 Toyota
Corolla/Sprinter. Credit can
be arranged. Contact Sunil
- 621-1076, Khan 623-
9972, Office 225-9700.
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106, Toyota Hilux
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185, Mitsubishi Canter FE
638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV RO1, Toyota RAV 4. ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota
Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A,
Toyota Corona Premio AT
210, Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110, Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A, Toyota Corolla G-
Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol Auto
Sales, 226 South Rd.,
Bourda. Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973, 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.

ONE Live-in Maid from
country area. Tel. 226-1429.
TEL. 231-9922.
TEL. # 266-3222 OR 647-4434.
HRS).CONTACT TEL. 227-0018.
40-50 YEARS.
TELEPHONE 642-8781.
CONTACT 623-0957.
3555 OR 642-0554.
ONE Truck Driver for
flat bed truck. Tel. 227-
1923, 616-5679.
1 LIVE-IN Maid 25 40
yrs. Must know to cook. Call
ONE Carpenter, masonry
and tile layer to do work. 621-
ONE General Live-in
Domestic from country area. Call
233-2738, 640-0661.
ONE Cleaner and
Gardener, come in person to 21
Seaforth Street C/ville
PERSONS to work in
Suriname on Banana
Plantation. Salary very good.
Call 442-0620 for info.
PEOPLE to pluck chicken
5 % days per week $7 000
weekly. Call 227-8863 or 223-
ONE Taxi Driver. Please
call tel. 226-3383, 641-3350.
Come into 30 Anira St..
Queenstown.. -, ,_,,.
WANTED urgently Barber
and Hairdresser. Also station for
rent. Contact Tel. 641-8200,
1 BBO Cook to work on
Friday and Saturday. Apply at
53 David Street, Kitty.
ONE Live-in Domestic from
the country area.
Accommodation provided. 621-
18-23 ECCLES
y r. o ;

Drivers. Contact 231-
ONE Maid. Apply 127
Fort Street, Kingston. Tel.
WELDER and Fabricators at
331 Cumming St.,
Cummingsburg. Tel. 225-6834
or 621-5310.
ONE experienced
Carpenter for full-time work.
Must have tools. Call 225-5591
or 619-5505.____e
DECENT working female or
student to share a furnished
apartment in Light Street,
Georgetown. Phone 225-1016.
URGENTLY required
Salesmen with valid Driver's
Licence to retail and wholesale
the imported brand of ice
cream. Phone 226-7608.
PERSON for job work
vehicle spraying. Some
mechanical experience an asset.
One live-in person for domestic
duties. Call 618-5256 for more
inf. from 5 pm to 10 pm.
URGENTLY at Texaco Bel
Air 2 Pump Attendants,
salesgirls, 2 security guards and
2 wash bay men. Call 226-4459
- Richie Khan.
2 SALESGIRLS to work in a
store on Regent St. Apply
Payless, 143 Regent St. Tel.
TO buy old batteries,
copper, brass, aluminium
and scrap iron. Call 266-
2515, 266-2207.
CASHIER must be
computer literate. Apply to
Kamboat Mini Mart, 36
Sheriff St. Tel. 619-3938.
for working persons in city or
suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
experienced country lady
needs a job as a general
domestic. Tel. 226-9410.
ONE Waitress to work at
Golden Pawn Restaurant. 50
Robb & Albert Sts.
LIVE-IN Maid 25 35
yrs with 2 days off every week.
Call Shiv 225-8270, during
working hrs.
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's
Pool Bar, 315 Middle St.,
between 10:30 hrs and 12:00
WAITER, Waitress, Cashier.
Apply to Kamboat Restaurant,
51 Sheriff St. or 17 Public Rd.,
Vryheid's Lust, ECD.
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country area,
age 35 to 45. Tel. 609-6931/223-
ONE Salesgirl, one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18 25.
Must be pleasant and friendly
and live on the ECD. Call
Attendants. Apply with written
application at Bel Air Texaco
Service Station, ECD. 222-
DECENT working female
roommate to share furnished
apartment in Kitty $19 000
including light & water. Call
Sharon 227-6781.
ONE experienced Supervisor.
Apply in person with written
application to Regent Househoid
Electronic. 143 Regent Road. Tel.
FAMILY to take care and
work at bond both parties
would be occupied. Living
accommodation provided
also one handyman. 621-
1 CLE-RK to do NIS. Waqes.

:,:ri q aDi- ; ...: Hrir o
.(er.:;,i S.'ore, 1 i6 R eo nti
Road B-:,jrn .

CASHIER to work in Gas
Station Mart. Must have
computer knowledge. Apply
Bissan's Trading, 94 King
Street, Lacytown, between
Regent & Robb.
EXPERIENCED Waitresses to
work at Green House Restaurant,
UG Road $1 000 per shift. Apply
in person between 3 pm and 6
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
Spedicure, facial and
airstyles, etc. Also chairs to
rent. Please contact. Tel. 223-
5252 or 628-3415.WANTED
preferably with woodworking
experience in G.T. Apply with 2
references at Morgan's
Furniture Store 167
Charlotte St., Lacytown, Mon.
to Fri.
1 GENERAL Live-in
Domestic, 25 35 yrs
preferably from country area.
Apply in person to: Purple
Shop, 12 Fort St., Kingston.
For appointment call 226-
1377 only live-in need apply.
WANTED at Survival -
Porters. Applicants must apply
with a written application and
a passport size photograph to
16 Duncan St. and Vlissengen
Road, Newtown, Kitty. Tel. #
ONE (1) Waitress. Must
know to read and write, have a
pleasant personality. Apply in
person at the Odyssey
Restaurant & Roof Garden, 207
Barr St., Kitty, with application
& ID after 11:30 am.
salesman & woman to sell Real
Estate & other developmental
sector. Phone Anthony Reid,
B.Sc. 55198,
50 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(Dogs) Division, 2 lorry and van
Drivers to work as Drivers on
contract (like minibus). Contact
The Manager, R.K's Security
Service 125, Regent Road,

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
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The second...
(From back page)
President Bharral Jagdeo. the Government of Guyana
and Courtney Benn Contruction Services.
A march past from 15:00 h will officially launch the
President's Cup, with the salute being taken by President
Jagdeo, president of the Gu)ana Football Federation (GFF
Colin Klass and Lumumba.
The GFL also kicks off its first division league with the
first match fixed for 16:00 h when lUpnsing come up against
Then from 18-00 h Camptown clash with Georgetown


registers ...
(From back page)
and fifth overall with a time
of 27.33. Bahamas swimmer
Vereance Burrows clocked
the fastest time in the pre-
liminary round and went on
to win the meet with a time
of 25.32.
Guyana's other swimmer
in a final on Friday evening,
Niall Roberts, also finished
in seventh place, when he
competed in the 13-14-year-
old 50m butterfly. He
clocked 28.55 a faster time
than he did earlier in the day
in the preliminary round.
French Antilles swimmer
emerged victorious in the race,
clinching the gold medal with a
time of 26.98 seconds.
Yesterday McRae, despite
agonising pain was still able to
book a place in the final of the
50 metres breaststroke.
He finished third in his heat
with a time of 33.80 seconds,
which was enough to seal the
eighth and final place for the
evening's final.
Brothers Niall and Yannick
Roberts failed to make any
final yesterday morning, both
bowing out in the preliminary
stages of the 100m.
McRae also swam in the
100m and reported that even
prior to entering the pool, his
shoulders affected him. He said
he had to slow down in the later
stages of the race because of the
In the end the Common-
wealth participant finished in
59.01 seconds for 17th place, a
little under five seconds of best
finisher Brad Hamilton from Ja-
maica, who clocked a time of
54.58 seconds.
Today is the final day of
the Championships and the
boys are expected to swim in
the 50m freestyle.

Watch your


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Tel: 226-
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Fouiball Club (GFCi from 18 OU h in the first President's
Cup match.
The President's Cup should be completed on or before
May 26. after which the GFL's Premier League will lack off
some time in June.
Two Under-16 and one Under-14 tournament are also in
train for city clubs, with a one-month camp dunng the August
Lumumba also disclosed that the GFL was working
Sith the GFF to bring in a coach from outside Guyana,
while a tournament of champions was on the drawing
"This year will be most colourful for football from
GFL's view," Lumumba declared.

WILLIAMS: In long memory, .:f our dear
mother OLIVE ALBERTHA, rf 164 East
Ruiinmveldl Houisng Schemne who p3sie on
to Gods Gloiious Knqgdom on Apr7il 2004-
4prit, omsins oideep regret
A mrinoth v, i irli ne er fo.rge
Burt eai 9/knon thatjitrsGod s rii
Ma3 He continue to grantlouetema res.'
Steep iin Beloved
Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren
and other relatives and friends.
on Ole 11-- mom

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In loving. everlasting ard chenshed memory
of a beloved husband. father father-in-law
and grandfather NAZAMADEEN
HAKH, ol Turkeven Railway Line
E C D whdediorAprl9 1999.
Seen years of losing mernories e till
Sadly missed along ifes ar y: 4
mWit silent thought n1d deep regret
We inink of you everyday, no longer in our lie
to share
Butin ourheartyou are always there
Forever missed by his loving wife Carmen, sons
Asif and Asraf, daughter-in-law Shivana and
granddaughter Rafeena, other relatives and

In loving memory of a dear son and
DUKE known as WAYNE.
Sunnse May 13.1953
Sunset- April 1.2004.
Do not stand at hs grave anrid eep
He is not there he does sleep
He is a thousand winds that blo
He is the diamond glints on snow
He is the sunlight on ripened gran
He is the gentle autumn rain
Two tears ha e passed since that
sad day
When our dear brother was taken
God tool him home

Bat in our heart he lieth sti
Inserted by his mother Elisna, sisters
Evelyn, Bernadette, Linda and
Sandra, brother Keith

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In loving and chenshed memory of our
Beloved mother SAROJINI
HALY aka NARGIS of 48
Delph Street. Campbellville who
departed this life on Apnl 7.2005
Long days, long nights you bore e ." ,.
the pain
Andhopedforcure, butallin vain
Then God decided what was best
He tookyou home and gave you rest
Everyday memories of you come our
Still missed, still loved and everdear
As the time goes by we miss you more
Yourloving smile, o, enll I, l,
No one can fill your vacant place
Sadly missed by her husband, children.
grandchildren, sons-in-law, brothers,
sisters. nieces. nephews. relatives and

1 f In loving memory of our beloved SHAILENDRA
LALL of Lot 2 Henrietta Essequibo Coas-t Guyana
and formerly of 95 Ituni Street Bel Air Park; Greater
Georgetown Guyana He was bom on November 13,
j 1971 and died on Good Friday April 9. 2004 al the
'F Suddie Hospital on the Essequibo Cossl. and also he
was son of thelale Bibi Maleedan Lail






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Two years have passed since lhat sad day
God took you away from us so peacefully
But memories till flew in our heads as we conn iuej
Remembering you day by day and night by nighl
Sad are the heans lhal loves you
Silent tear that fall living our Inies without you
Is the hardest thing of all but wmth the love .ithin Our
You will valkw with us forever
We love you dearly dearly SHAILENDRA

Sadly missed by his loving wife Munyawattie Lall, f t -"
son Ravindra Lall, father Mohan Lall, six brothers
Rabindra Lall, Surindra Lall, Jeetendra Lall,
Dharmendra Lall. Rajendra Lall and Mahendra Lall.
Two sisters Natasha Gonsalves and Samantha Lall,
uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws,
other relatives and friends.
S, ( i t, 'u/t'/ it ec a.

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In memory of our beloved son and
(SURAJ) formerly of 97
Annandale North, ECD and 114-
29 Van Wyck Expressway,
Queens. New York who died by
accident in New York on April 8,
I'd ihke the memory of me to be a
happy one
I'd like to leave an after-glow of
smile when day is done
I'd like to leave an echo whispenng
softly down the ways
Of happy times and brght sunny
I'd like the tears of those who
grieve to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
behind when day is done
Sadly missed by his mom, dad,
sister, brother-in-law, two
nieces Briana and Nadia also
grandparents, mamoo, all his
aunts and cousins.
Inserted by his mom Subhoutie,
dad Balram (Hansraj) and sister
Anita, all formerly of 97 Narine
Street, Annandale North, E.C.
*, Demerara, now residing in
Queens, NY.


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Pallonji Twentv20 cricket...

Young Warriors

lead Berbice zone

By Vemen Walter

YOUNG Warriors squeezed
past Albion Community
Centre by four runs in their
top of the table clash to
continue their unbeaten
run, taking the lead at the
end of round four in the
Berbice Zone of the 2006
Shapoorji Pallonji Twenty20

National First Division
Cricket Competition, Friday.
Playing at the Rose Hall
Community Centre ground in
Canje, Young Warriors produced
an efficient display in the field
to dismiss Albion for 109 in
19.3 overs, defending their
meagre 113 for six made off
their allotted 20 overs.
Albion's inept batting

caused their downfall as most of
their batsmen paid the price for
poor shot selection but the
astute captaincy and alertness of
Young Warriors' veteran Hubem
Evans, who was involved in five
dismissals (two run-outs, two
catches and a wicket) also
contributed tremendously
towards his opponents'


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The win pushed Young
Warriors ahead in the point
standings on a maximum eight
points from four matches while
Albion, joint top position with
Young Warriors before the
fourth round are now placed
Rudolph Baker 24,
Gajanand Singh 23 and Richard
Ramdeen 22 were the men that
came good with the bat in Young
Warriors' innings, after they
won the toss and took first
Off-spinner Orvin Mangru
led the way with the ball by
capturing two for 22 bowling
for Albion who slumped to 45
for six in their run chase, before
Berbice Under-19 batsman
Ranga Lachigadu and skipper
Mangru featured in a valuable
45-run seventh-wicket stand
that kept their team in the hunt.
However, once Lachigadu
42 was run-out with the score
on 90 in the 16th over, the
innings disintegrated although
Mangru continued the fight,
being the last man out for 27.
Left-arm pacer Davendra
Ramoutar took two for 11, leg-
spinner Anil Solomon two for


13 and off-spinner Gajanand
Singh two for 13.
Apart from Young Warriors,
West Berbice, Rose Hall Town
Courts, Scotsburg United,
Kildonan and Port Mourant
were all victorious in a round in
which three half-centuries were
At the Area 'H' Ground in
Rose Hall Town, Rose Hall
Town Courts defeated Blairmont
by 10 runs.
Rose Hall Town won the
toss and batted, made 112 for
five in their allotted 20 overs
with Percival leading the way
with 58.
Blairmont scored 102 for
eight, with Karamdat Bissondyal
and Altab Khan 17 each.
Off-spinners Troy
Matheson three for 17 and
Percival three for 21, together
with left-arm spinner Damion
Vantull two for 22, did the job
with the ball for Rose Hall Town
At Bush Lot in West
Berbice, the host overpowered
Police by eight wickets.
Police, who took first strike
after winning the toss, rattled up
119 for six when their 20 overs
ended. Roger Williams hit 61.
Off-spinners Rajbance Hemraj,
Salim Satar, Kanje Sedoc and all
had two wickets each for 9, 18
andl9 respectively.
West Berbice responded
with 121 for two off 14.1 overs,
thanks to Arthley Bailey 72 and
Hemraj 20.
Over at Port Mourant, the
home team had the better of
Rose Hall Community Centre
by two wickets.
Rose Hall, taking first knock,

O" 'sU dI|r fotal und erwa

Western Tigers maul

defending champions

... Pedro blasts hat-trick

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The wife, children, grandchildren, brother, nieces, nephews
and other relatives and friends of the late George Gobind
Niranjan of''' Street. Success, East Coast Demerara who died
on Tuesday 28 March 2006 wish to express our gratitude and
Hanks to those who supported us during his time of illness,
citlher y a i\silt, phonecall, a card, or flowers We would also
like to hlhgmk all tih'l, who .mended h li fi:nc?.tl and who
Shomcd love. kImdlness, andl assisted imn \thauec'ir way during
tour time i o' riefs. Special thanks to lie people ol1' 6" Street
Success. our nceieghbourb. the IPandit, thle Kirlan GrcLup. Dr
Safi. do'ltor ancd nl iurse- ti ra'slad. Si .Iie ,ph Mercy &
(iGcorglown Puhlic lio-pias.. Mr I'arnmanilad Sukhu. Mr
( 'hetram Ralmkhlelawan!. Mr & M G(;opalfi Singh. I)inesh,
i) :wayinec & 't1;f:othe (lGuy a lRe\x neie Aiithei riity.
God Bless You All

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WESTERN Tigers opened
their campaign in the
Georgetown Football
League's (GFL) Under-17
league football
championships, mauling
defending champions
Beacon 8-2, at the GFC
ground, Bourda, yesterday.
In a second match goal-fest,
CariAir Western Tigers' Paul
Babb was in the net within the
fourth minute for the Tigers,
Collin Nelson in the 14th,
Andrew Murray Jr in the 30th
and 46th, with Hubert Pedro
blasting a hat-trick in the 44th,
51st and 54th. Andre Edwards
sealed the victory in the 56th
Beacon's goals came from
Kelsont Lanoff (22nd) and
Mario Valenzuela (39th).
Playing in the opening
game, Uprising bounced back
from two goals down to edge
out Georgetown Football Club
(GFC) 3-2. with goals front
Bevon Gonsalves (67th).
Cloyd Basconm (72nd) and
Noel Punch (75th).
Ricky Richardson (22nd)
and Dwayne McLennon (601h)
scored for GFC.
The competition
continues toda. at the same
venue from 09:00 h w ith
Ca'nmptow tn coming up
againstt Alpha United.
follow ed by I' ruta
Conquerors meeting
Nortlhe rn !;.,l"(-i;s. .

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posted 102 for eight in 20
overs. Sasenarine Sukdeo made
24. Off-spinner Rajendra
Latcha grabbed two for 26
bowling for Port Mourant.
In reply, Port Mourant
made 103 for eight in 19.3
overs. Zamal Khan scored 34.
Off-spinner Rumesh Munna
captured two for 11.
At Kildonan, Skeldon
Community Centre lost to
Kildonan by two wickets.
Skeldon called correctly,
batted first and were bowled
out for 113 in 18.1 overs with
Christopher Jhandoo offering
the lone resistance in making
Kildonan replied with 117
for eight in 19.3 overs. Ryan
Girdharry 31 and Thomas
George 26 led from the front.
Medium pacers Jermain
Reid collected two for 14 and
Victor Pedro two for 15.
And at Scotsburg in the
Upper Corentyne, Scotsburg
United recorded a. nine-run
triumph over Bermine.
Scotsburg United 140 for
six, batting first after they won
the toss. Peter Grimes 33 and
Michael Saul 25 were the
principal scorers.
Left-arm spinner Joemally
Odle snapped up two for 23
for Bermine who could only
respond with 131 for seven at
the conclusion of their 20
Julian Moore and
Anthony D'Andrade
chalked up 26 each and
Cyril Choy 24. Left-arm
spinner Robert Moore
took two for 41 for
Scotsburg United.

By Adriel Richard

Trinidad, CMC Trinidad &
Tobago consolidated their po-
sition of power in their semi-
final of the 2005-06 Carib
Beer Series against Wind-
ward Islands at Guaracara
Park, yesterday.
First, spin bowlers Amit
Jaggernauth and Dave
Mohammed shared seven wick-
ets between them to send the
Windwards crashing to 131 all
out and give T&T a healthy
first innings lead of 124.
Then opening batsman
Lendl Simmons and skipper
Daren Ganga completed half-
centuries to lead T&T to 171
for three in their second innings
when stumps were drawn on
the second day.
It means that T&T have
virtually assured themselves of
a place in the final, starting next
Saturday at this venue.
Jaggernauth was the most
successful T&T bowler with
four wickets for 11 runs from
6.5 overs and Mohammed sup-
ported with three for 44 from
18 overs.
Only three Windwards bats-
men scored more than 20 runs
- Darren Sammy hit the top
score of 27, West Indies open-
ing batsman Devon Smith made
22, and Liam Sebastien got 21.
Sammy added 46 for the
seventh wicket with Sebastien
in the best stand of the innings
and the only bright patch of
play for the visitors.
Simmons and Ganga then
took advantage of the prevail-
ing ideal conditions a benign
pitch, as well as loose bowling
and shoddy fielding from the
Windwards to score 65 and 54
not out respectively in a sec-
ond-wicket stand of 89.
Simmons batted for 2-1/2
hours and struck nine fours
from 109 balls, and Ganga has
hit two fours from 109 balls in
2-3/4 hours.
Earlier, Windwards contin-
ued from their bedtime total of
37 for four and were set back
by the two dismissals in the
first hour.
Alvin La Feuille was

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1st innings
255 (J. Mohammed 124 not out)
L. Simmons c Smith b Paul 15
S. Ganga c wkpr Murray
b Butler 2
D. Ganga c wkpr Murray
b Butler 0
D. Bravo run-out (Paul) 0
J. Mohammed not out 124
D. Ramdin c wkpr Murray
bPaul 0
R. Kelly c Lewis b Sammy 58
R. Emrit c Lewis b Sammy 4
M. Dillon c Sammy b Gecrge 0
D. Mohammed c Sebastien
b George 0
A. Jaggernauth not out 33
Extras: (b-4, lb-3, w-2, nb-10) 19
Total: (all out) 255
Fall of wickets: 1-11,2-11, 3-16,4-42,
Bowling: Butler 11-1-44-2 (nb-7),
Paul 13-1-51-2 (nb-2, w-1), Sammy
19-3-61-2 (nb-1), Lewis 11-4-21-1,
George 16-2-62-2 (w-1), Sebastien 2-
(o/n 37 for four)
D. Smith c wkpr Ramdin
b D. Mohammed 22
R. Currency Ibw b Kelly 8
C. Emmanuel b Kelly 1
J. Murray c Simmons
b D. Mohammed 0
D. George c Bravo b Dillon 11

caught at mid-off off
Mohammed for 15 and, first
ball of the next over, Dennis
George was caught at square
leg for 11 off Mervyn Dillon
to leave the Windwards on 63
for five.
Sebastien came to the
wicket and played positively
alongside the equally aggressive
They were a few meaty
cover drives from both batsmen
to delight the crowd, but once
Jaggernauth had Sebastien
caught at slip in the final over
before lunch, the visitors could
not write a comeback script.
After going to lunch on 109
for seven, Windwards lost their
last three wickets, including
Sammy and skipper Rawl Lewis
for 16, and all to Jaggernauth, in
the first half-hour after the in-
terval in the space of 33 balls.
T&T made a steady start
before Lewis made the break-
through when he had Dwayne
Bravo, surprisingly opening the
batting, caught at short extra
cover for 14.
Ganga arrived at the wicket
to carry T&T to tea on 61 for
one with Simmons, and these
two continued to turn the
screws after the break with re-
sponsible batting.
A few lofted drives from
Simmons off Lewis' leg-spin and
the medium-fast bowling of
Sammy, along with a couple
trade-mark Daren Ganga strokes
were the highlights of their part-
Just when it looked like
Simmons was setting himself up
for his second hundred of the
season, he was caught at deep
mid-off off Lewis to leave T&T
on 122 for two.
Sherwin Ganga joined his el-
der brother at the crease, but his
dry run with the bat continued,
when he was bowled behind his
back for 10 sweeping at
Sebastien, leaving Daren and first
innings century-maker Jason
Mohammed to negotiate the rest
of the final hour.
T&T have already won
the league competition and
captured the Carib Beer Cup
for their first regional first-
class title in 21 years.

A. La Feuille c Jaggernauth
b D. Mohammed 15
D. Sammy c & b Jaggernauth 27
L. Sebastien c Bravo
b Jaggernauth 21
*R. Lewis st Ramdin
b Jaggernauth 16
D. Butler not out 1
J. Paul c J. Mohammed
b Jaggernauth 0
Extras: (lb-2, w-1, nb-6) 9
Total: (all out) 131
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-27, 3-32, 4-37,
Bowling: Kelly 13-4-27-2 (nb-2),
Dillon 10-2-29-1 (nb-2, w-1), D.
Mohammed 18-3-44-3, Emrit 4-1-
18-0 (nb-1), Jaggernauth 6.5-2-
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 2nd innings
L. Simmons c George b Lewis 65
D. Bravo c Smith b Lewis 14
D. Ganga not out 54
S. Ganga b Sebastien 10
J. Mohammed not out 13
Extras: (b-3, lb-6, nb-6) 15
Total: (3 wkts) 171
Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-122, 3-152.
Bowling: Butler 8-3-18-0 (nb-6), Paul
4-1-11-0, Lewis 15-1-57-2, Sammy 8-
1-20-0, George 11-1-45-0, Sebastien
Position: T&T lead by 295 runs with
seven second innings wickets


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... Bradshaw hits 81 for Barbados bowledby randon as h

CMC All-rounder Ian
Bradshaw hit a splendid
face-saving 81 to guide Bar-
bados to first innings lead
over Guyana on the second
day of their Carib Beer
Challenge semifinal at the
Carlton Club, yesterday.
The left-handed Bradshaw
pulled Barbados around from
the peril of 101 for six with a
quality innings that lifted the
hosts to 246 all out and a first
innings lead of 35 in response
to Guyana 's 211.
In 6.3 overs before the
close, the visitors reached 22
without loss in their second in-
nings before rain at 16:50 h cur-
tailed play with 2.3 overs re-
Mixing defence with ag-
gression, Bradshaw, who
batted at No. 8, struck six
fours and four sixes off 162
balls on the way to his fifth
first-class century before he
was last out when he edged
a drive from fast bowler Reon
King and was well:caught by
diving wicketkeeper Derwin
Bradshaw was ably as-
sisted by Ryan Austin, who
batted solidly for close to
two hours in an eighth-
wicket partnership of 66 af-
ter the pair came together at
144 for seven.
Austin, who contributed
14, was dismissed with Barba-
dos one run short of levelling
the scores.
Before Bradshaw's hero-
ics, captain Ryan Hinds, the
leading run-scorer in the
competition, made a stroke-
filled 52 as wickets fell
around him.
Barbados' early prob-
lems were caused by fast
bowler Esaun Crandon who
finished with three for 41
off 12 overs, and continued
by leg-spinner Mahendra
Nagamootoo who took
three for 89 in 22 overs.
Skipper King ended with
two for 36 in 10.5 overs.
Crandon started Barbados'
problems by dismissing Wayne
Blackman lbw for a duck in the
second over of the day and then
bowled Dwayne Smith after the
batsman attempted a wild
Hinds and opener Dale
Richards both batted with con-
fidence to bring up the fifty at
a run-a-minute before Guyana
took the initiative with the wick-
ets of Richards and Floyd
Reifer in quick succession.

Richards fell lbw to left-arm
spinner Neil McGarrell and
Reifer gave a simple return catch
to Nagamootoo to leave Barba-
dos 65 for four.
Nagamootoo then tightened
Guyana's grip in the last over
before lunch by removing
Alcindo Holder for 16 with a
catch to forward short-leg and
had Patrick Browne caught at
the wicket from the first ball he
Hinds, who played posi-
tively during his two-hour knock
in which he stroked eight fours
off 98 balls, added 43 for the
seventh wicket with Bradshaw
before falling Ibw to King in an
over in which he survived a con-
fident appeal.

Bradshaw responded to
the crisis by attacking
Nagamootoo and McGarrell
and struck each for two sixes
in an innings that lasted just
over three hours.

GUYANA 1st innings 211
BARBADOS 1st innings
D. Richards Ibw b McGarrell 29
W. Blackman Ibw b Crandon 0
D. Smith b Crandon 6
R. Hinds Ibw b King 52
F. Reifer c and b Nagamootoo 7
A. Holder c Dowlin
b Nagamootoo 16
P. Browne c wkp. Christian
b Nagamootoo 0
I. Bradshaw c wkp. Christian
b King 81
R. Austin b Deonarine 14
T. Best bCrandon 21
P. Collins not out 0
Extras: (b-1, lb-4, nb-15) 20

T&T now eye

place in final

tered no stroKe.
With last-man Pedro
Collins in, Bradshaw tried
unsuccessfully to raise the
tempo in an effort to reach
his second first-class century
but to no avail.

Total: (all out, 78.5 overs) 246
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-18,3-55,4-65,
Bowling: King 10.5-2-36-2 (nb-6),
Crandon 12-2-41-3, McGarrell 25-8-
47-1, Nagamootoo 22-3-89-3 (nb-3),
Deonarine 9-0-28-1 (nb-6).
GUYANA 2nd Innings
S. Chattergoon not out 9
K. Arjune not out 11
Extras: (nb-2) 2
Total: (without loss, 6.3 overs) 22
Bowling: Collins 3-0-10-0 (nb-2),
Best 3-1-9-0, Smith 0.3-0-3-0.
Position: Guyana trail by 13 runs
with all their second innings wick-
ets in hand.



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TM Under-19 cricket...

Barrington blasts

second ton

... Demerara in control

By Ravendra Madholall

SHEMROY Barrington
viciously pulled to backward
square-leg for four off
skipper and occasional off-
spinner Gajanand Singh
then punched the air

gleefully to celebrate his
second consecutive century
against defending champions
Berbice in as many matches
in this year's GTM three-day
Inter-county Under-19 cricket
competition, on the first day
of the third round, yesterday,



at the Everest ground on
Carifesta Avenue.
The right-handed opening
batsman hit a superb 124 to
follow up his 132 against lowly
rated Essequibo in the initial
round at the famous Bourda
ground and also registered the



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highest runs aggregate (256) so
far in the tournament as
Demerara closed day one totally
in control at 349 for five off 113
The Malteenoes first-
division player, who has two
centuries for his club at both
levels, batted resolutely and
meticulously to bring up his
first half-century which was
decorated with six well-executed
fours, before engaging in an
opening stand of 43 with
Rajendra Chandrika who scored
20 from 44 balls.
His fifth century, which

was on 53 when the sudden
abnormal pulse-beating forced
him off the field. He had already
tucked away four fours and
three sixes from 91 deliveries.
Upon resumption, the home
boys continued to play
positively and hit boundaries
with consummate ease on a
perfect batting surface in
brilliant sunshine, as Demerara
reached 100 in the 41st over.
Barrington looked absolutely
solid, executing some fantastic
square drives that gave him
bountiful success on a relatively
fast outfield.

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ANOTHER ton: Shemroy Barrington acknowledges the
applause from his team mates after scoring his second
consecutive century. (Photo: Winston Oudkerk)

came up with a classical on-
drive for four off left-arm
orthodox spinner Veerasammy
Permaul, spanned 89 balls in
120 minutes. Earlier his team
reached 50 in the 20th over in
69 minutes.
By lunch, the hosts were
satisfactorily paced at 89 for
one, with Barrington on 53 and
skipper Krishna Deosaran on
eight. Deosaran had come in to
replace the retired Chris
Pattadin who suffered a heart
ailment and immediately had to
seek medical attention.
The left-handed Pattadin

CMC The second
instalment of $1 million by
the Colonial Life Insurance
Company (CLICO) was
presented to the West Indies
Cricket Board on Thursday
at the Courtyard Marriott
The sponsorship package
will aid in offsetting costs for
the regional Under-15
championships, which bowls
off next week in Antigua.
lan Garcia, CLICO's vice-
president of marketing, said his
organisation was happy with
the youth tournament since it
''anl] the T rship ]iy ; \ L'.
CLICO rescued the
tournament in 2005, when the
WICB could not locate a
CLICO and the WICB

Barrington, put down on
77, was well entrenched for
another significant score.
Left-handed Deosaran who
had taken over the captaincy
from Steven Jacobs from the
first game, was quite impressive
with the two fours he struck in
his 56-ball 23 also in the middle
when his side's 150 materialised
in the 48th over.
Deosaran was dismissed
when the ball ricocheted off his
front pad and hit his off-stump
off Solomon. His demise made
way for Georgetown Cricket
Club's (GCC) flamboyant left-

entered a five-year agreement
and Thursday's contribution
was the second of five
"We think that after five
years we would be seeing the
fruits of the development
process," Garcia said.
"CLICO is very proud of
(Adrian) Bharath, who was the
first recipient of the CLICO
MVP Scholarship worth US$1
Forbes Persaud. secretary of
the T&T Cricket Board, who
represented the WICB at the
ceremony, congratulated CLICO
for its investment in youth and
,.J Th F&CB l'I LccIIdcd to
make a major thrust in the area
of youth development.
"In May, we are going to
take in 128 cricketers under the
age of 15 years for a weekend,

handed batsman Wasim Haslim,
who was surprisingly omitted
for the first fixture.
Haslim immediately raised
questions about his first game
exclusion with careful defence
mixed with aggression and, with
a couple of intentional cover
drives, saw his team's 200
appear in the 64th over.
Barrington, who had been
taken to hospital for an X-ray
on his right wrist, had doctor's
advice to rest for a minimum of
two weeks. He unfurled his
trade-mark off-side drives
before his concentration
wavered and he swept a ball to
Brandon Bess and was caught
at short backward square off the
exhausted Permaul (one-88, 32
overs). His excellent innings
lasted 227 minutes from 256
balls and reached the ropes 14
times (226-3).
Gavin Singh and club mate
Haslim continued to drain the
enthusiasm from the Berbicians
as Barrington and Pattadin had
pushed the score comfortably
at 239 for three at tea.
Haslim's maiden half-
century was scored off 110
balls in 116 minutes after the
break. Soon after his team's 250
came up from 83.4 overs in 284
minutes, he was caught smartly
by wicketkeeper Maxwell
Georgeson off left-arm
orthodox spinner Damion
Vantull, who has been the most
successive bowler for Berbice
so far, taking two for 48 from
17 overs while right-arm leg-
spinner Anil Solomon had one
for 53.
When Demerara begin their
innings today firmly in control,
they will have wicketkeeper/
batsman Delroy Jacobs and
Troy Gonsalves on 14 and
seven respectively.
Meanwhile, the lads from
the Ancient County have lost
one of their key players,
Richard Ramdeen, who is
suffering from influenza. He
was off the field for most of the
Berbice left out Gary
Phillips, Junior Blair and
Claude Felix from their 14-
man party, and Kelon
Merchant, Rayon Hamid and
Chidanand Shivram have
served drinks for the city

live-in camp at the NCC,"
Persaud said.
"We are going to call this a
High Performance Centre and
players will be brought in to
help with their development."

CLICO Under-15 regional
cricket fixtures
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Jamaica v Leewards Guyana v
April 12: T&T v Jamaica
Barbados v Leewards
Windwards v Guyana
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Leewards v Windwards
Barbados v Jamaica
April 15. T&T %
Jamaica v Guyana Windwards
v Barbados
April 17: T&T v Barbados
Windwards v Jamaica Leewards
v Guyana.

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Farfan & Mendes Easter squash ...

Only Incredibles

remain unbeaten

after round three
THE seemingly unfancied Incredibles remained the only
unbeaten team after the third round of the Farfan &
Mendes-sponsored Easter Senior team tournament at
Georgetown Club, Friday.
Incredibles defeated Gladiators 3-2, with wins from the sec-
ond, third and fifth string players.
While first string Robert Fernandes bounced back from two
games down to win for Gladiators, beating KhalilAlli in a match
that went all five games 8-10, 7- 9, 9-2, 9-0, 9-3. Only Jason
Khalil produced another win, defeating Randy Hope 10- 8, 9-
4 in fourth string play.
Second string Alex Gouveia defeated Raphael De Groot
9-5, 5-9, 9-6, 9-3, third string Turhan Mohabeer took care
of Lloyd Fung-A-Fat 9-7, 9-6 and fifth string Nicholas
Narain disposed of Lee Fung-A-Fat 9-0, 9-2 for
Incredibles' victory.
Early favourites Babylon went down for the first time
at the hands of Unsquashables 3-2.
Star player Kristian Jeffrey secured one win, beating former
National champion Regan Pollard in. straight games 10-8, 9-0,
9-2 and Medharishi Ramdhani produced the other, defeating Tif-
fany Solomon 9-6, 9-3.
For Unsquashables'. victory, second string Peter De Groot
battled with Alex Arjoon for five games before triumphing.8-
10, 9-1; 9-3, 7-9, 10-8; fourth string Oliver Kear disposed of
.Deje Dias 9-4, 9-0 and fifth string Kayla Jeffrey defeated
Selwyn Daniel 9-7, 9-7.
Former National Ladies' champion Denise Jeffrey con-
tinued her comeback, roughing up new Guyana Squash
Association president Ronald Burch-Smith in a five-game
battle, yet the seemingly star-studded Mercury went down
to Barny & Friends 3-2.
Jeffrey was down by two gaines 7-9, 6-9 but stormed back
with superior fitness to win the remaining three 9-7, 9-7, 10-9.
However, only first string Shawn Badrinath secured another
win, overcoming Jerazeno Bell in four games 9-3, 9-3, 6-9, 9-7.
Barney & Friends triumphed with wins from third string
Ingram Edwards who defeated Marvin Dannett 9-3, 6-9, 9-7,
fourth string Shane Samuels who took care of Andrew Persaud
6-9, 9-7, 9-3 and fifth string Ashley Khalil who turned back
Keisha Jeffrey 9-7, 10-8.
Incredibles were in the top slot after the round, with
Barney & Friends and Babylon sharing the second, Mer-
cury and Unsquashables tying for third, and Gladiators in
the cellar looking for their first win.

Tennis season serves off

with Pegasus tourney

... Three categories to be re-introduced

TENNIS players will taste
competition for the first time
this year in the Le Meridien
Open tournament that serves
off in another week.
In a release, yesterday, the
Guyana Lawn Tennis Associa-
tion (GLTA) announced that it
received the annual sponsorship
from the international hotel to
host GLTA's first tournament
for the year.
"The tournament is fully
sponsored by Le Meridien and
will feature all the main catego-
It will last for two weeks
from Tuesday, April 18 to

Tuesday May 2. The open-
ing ceremony is fixed for
16:00 h on the first day and
all competitors are expected
to attend.
The three categories will.
be reintroduced Under-10
Boys, Under-10 Girls and Un-
der-12 Boys.
"These categories reflect the
efforts of the GLTA to success-
fully reintroduce young juniors
into the game."
The categories will feature
mainly players from Park Play-
ers Tennis Club who practise
every afternoon at the National
Park, Monday to Friday, each

The other categories are
Under-18 Boys' Singles, Under-
18 Girls' Singles, Under-18
Boys' Doubles, Men's Singles,
Ladies' Singles, Men's Doubles,
Mixed Doubles, Over-30 La-
dies' Singles, Over-35 Men's
Singles, Over-45 Men's Singles,
Over-35 Men's Doubles, Over-
45 Men's Doubles, Over-55
Men's Doubles and Over-65
Men's Doubles.
Players who wish to par-
ticipate in the tournament
must contact tennis coach
Phillip Squires at Le
Meridien Hotel on 614-0121.

Dennis Patterson touched

the lives

By Neil Kumar
THE passing away of DEN-
NIS Patterson A.A. is cer-
tainly a loss to our country
and the table tennis frater-
nity in particular. He started
out as a table tennis player,
then established himself as a
senior administrator in the
sport here and internation-
Patterson has been an insti-
tution in table tennis in Guyana.
He was indeed the livewire of
the game in the couritry for
more than three decades. He
served as an executive member
of the Guyana Table Tennis As-
sociation (GTTA) from 1966 to
2000 and beyond. He must have
been the longest-serving General
Secretary of any National spon
association in Gu\ ana It as

Two motor racing teams

head for Caribbean circuits

TWO motor racing teams
will match revs with rivals in
Barbados and Trinidad & To-
bago in different meets.
The father-son combination
of Jad and Ryan Rahaman will
be racing in Barbados on Easter
Monday. They will be fielding
three cars.
Already the two familiar

Ford Escorts have been shipped
to the Land of the Flying Fish,
while another machine awaits
them there, built in that island
to compete in the Group 3 cat-
egory. That third machine will
be brought back to Guyana.
On May 6 and 7, Group 3
champion Mark Vieira and
Kamal Seebaran will be racing in

the Twin Island Republic.
Seebaran is no stranger to
the Trinidad & Tobago circuit
having registered some good vic-
tories there.
The two teams will be
representing the Guyana
Motor Racing & Sports Club
(GMR&SC), according to
president Vishok Persaud.

of many

Patterson's dedication and un-
selfishness that became testi-
mony to his commitment and
drive throughout the many long
He impressed all with his
knowledge and administrative
abilities in Guyana, the Carib-
bean, Latin America and the In-
ternational Table Tennis Federa-
tion. He was a Member of the
Caribbean Table Tennis Asso-
ciation for many years.
Patterson served the Caribbean
Table Tennis Association as sec-
retary, vice-president, treasurer
and tournament coordinator.
During his distinguished career
he also served as a member of
the Latin American Table Ten-
nis Union.
During Patterson's youthful
days he represented Guyana
during the 1960s. He also rep-
resented London University
during the 1960s and captained
the College of Estate Manage-
ment table tennis team in Lon-

don, England.
Patterson was a man who
loved table tennis. In his in-
ward drive for, the develop-
ment and promotion of the
sport, he spent long hours
coaching and organising at
all levels.
Barbara Jekir was the female
champion in 1967 and she was
voted Sportswoman-of-the-Year
in 1968. In 1970 Doreen Chow
Wah was the Table Tennis
Queen ini the Country and she
was voted Sportswoman-of-
the-year. In the mid 1970s the
Davidson sisters were the cham-
pions. Carol Davidson was
Sportswoman-of-the-Year in
1973 and 1974 and the attack-
ing HIodiah Davidson was
elected Sportswoman-of-the-
Year 1975.
During Patterson's glorious
days several male players ex-
celled. Mike Baptiste, Richard
Edwards, Gordon Braithwaite
and, most recently, Sydney
Christophe, who was Sports-
man-of-the-Year in 1992. The
glorious record of table tennis in

Entries close on Thursday,
April 13.
GLTA also disclosed that Le
Meridien Pegasus recently
agreed to allow the National
Junior Team to be coached at its
tennis facilities until GLTA
could provide a facility of an ac-
ceptable standard that will pro-
mote the development of the
game locally.
"The GLTA wishes to ex-
tend tremendous gratitude to
the management of Le
Meridien for continuing to
show interest in the develop-
ment of young tennis players
in Guyana."

Guyana clearly revealed that
Patterson was an exceptional
individual who was behind our
country's success in the sport,
Patterson was very instru-
mental in the development of
sub-associations in Berbice and
Essequibo..He was a member of
the:National Sports Council
who was always active and vo-
cal. He was a very thorough
person. At the beginning of the
year he was prompt with his
Annual Programme of Activi-
ties. Even in the difficult years
he tried his best to implement
his programme fully.
He was a coach, a mentor,
confidant and friend to many.
This fallen son of the s6il
touched the lives of all players
with whom he came into con-
tact. His legacy will certainly
continue to inspire players of
future generations. Table Tennis
ran through his veins. He was
an example of determination,
strong will, dedication and dis-
Dennis Patterson will
forever live in the minds of
the many champions who
came to the helm during his
administration. He will for-
ever be remembered in the.
sporting fraternity, particu-
larly in table tennis.

Another friend to sport passes on
EVEREST Cricket Club lost long-serving member, Gazz Sheermohamed, who passed away:
on Thursday afternoon.
On Friday, the club paid its respect before taking the field for the Shapoorji Pallonji Twenty20
match-up against Transport Sports Club, observing a minute's silence in honour of the hugely.
popular member. The players wore black ribbons on their sleeves.
The performance on the field of play was befitting his memory. The team beat Trans-
port, reaching 152 for five and taking care of the opposition (143) with one over to spare.

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READY to go: Veteran racer Jad Rahaman supervises the shipping of the two Ford Es-
corts. (Photo: Winston Oudkerk.)'

IN MEMORY: Everest players observe a minute's silence for the long-serving mem-
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The second

President's Cup

kicks off today
... Winners to pocket$1.5 million
SIXTY teams will battle for the top prize in the second
President's Cup football championship which kicks off to-
day at the GFC ground, Bourda, with pomp and ceremony.
At a press briefing at the New Courtyard (formerly Palm
Court), yesterday, president of the Georgetown Football League
(GFL) Odinga Lumumba said that each association will have a
preliminary round from which 16 teams would clash in a final
knockout stage.
For the final stage, six teams will come from
Georgetown, three from Upper Demerara, two each from
East Coast and West Demerara, and one each from Bartica,
Lethem and Berbice.
Each association will have its own round to determine the
team to advance to the final stage.
Apart from taking away the President's Cup, the winners
will notch their name on the Nations Cup, a lien trophy, which
will go to the team that wins it three times.
The prize money for the President's Cup remains $1 mil-
lion, while the Nations Cup will carry a prize of $500 000, giv-
ing the winners a total pnze of $1.5 million.
Second-placers will pocket $500 000, third $250 000 and
fourth $125 000.
The budget for staging the championship is $9 mil-
lion, an increase of about $3 million, with sponsors
(Please turn to page 27)

A Guyanese Trabition

Carifta Swimming..

McRae registers personal

best time, but no medal

... Despite ner bok anthr inl po

From Faizool Deo in Bar-
bados, in association with
BWIA, Deo's Trading, P&P
Insurance and John

EARLANDO McRae recorded
his personal best time in the
50 metres butterfly final,

27.06 seconds, but still fell
short of clinching a medal
Friday evening in the XXI
Carifta Swimming Champi-

onships at the Aquatic Cen-
tre in Barbados.
The 17-year-old finished
seventh overall, but claimed he
could have done better had it
not been for a nagging injury to
his shoulder.
"It really affected me, and I felt
that I would have done a much
better time if it was not for
this," McRae told Chronicle
In his heat for the event
McRae had finished second
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GTM Under-19 cricket ...

... Demerara in control


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backward point region on his way to a sec-
ond ton. (Photo: Winston Oudkerk)

By Ravendra

SHEMROY Barrington
viciously pulled to
backward square-leg for
four off skipper and oc-
casional off-spinner
Gajanand Singh then
punched the air glee-
fully to celebrate his
second consecutive
century against defend-
ing champions Berbice
in as many matches, in
this year's GTM three-
day Inter-county Under-
19 cricket competition
on the first day of the
third round, yesterday,
at the Everest ground
on Carifesta Avenue.
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Rather than reaching for the medicine cabinet,
you could find a remedy in your larder instead.
To soothe itchy, sensitive eyes, boil some water, put in
a clean cup and allow to cool. Add a pinch of bicarbonate of
'soda, hen bathe eyelashes with a cotton bud soaked in the
If you're pregnant and can't get the baby moving, to
check it's okay, drink a glass of sugar-laden juice. Glucose
encourages foetal movement. Some ultrasound technicians
use this technique to get a complete picture of the baby.
Sop a cut bleeding by sprinkling black pepper over it.
The pepper will form a fine film over the wound and can even
prevent the need for stitches in some cases.
Crushed, raw garlic has powerful antiviral properties and
can get rid of a wart in a few days. Protect the skin around
the wart by prickling a vitamin E capsule and spreading the
oil onto your skin. Then apply a crushed clove of garlic to
rhe wart and cover with a plaster for 24 hours. A blister
usually forms, and the wart should fall off within one week.
(Laurel Vukovic, herbalist author of 101 Natural
Remedies, Dorling Kindersley Publishers)

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Caffeinated drinks can relieve the symptoms of mild
asthma, as caffeine can help constricted bronchial passages
to open up. If you're caught without your medication, two
dr three cups of coffee may help.
(Dr. James A Duke. botanist, author of The Green
Pharmacy, Rodale publishers)

Lavender e,,ential oil gives instant relief from minor
cooking bums. It 'x ill also reduce the risk of blistering.
Lowering choleirol by ha' ing a daily snack of raw
carrots. A friend of mine passed on this tip. I tried it for a
month and it reduced ni\ cholesterol by 20 per cent.
Reduce swelling by .eating pineapple; it's rich in an
enzyme called bromelain, which can reduce swelling from
arthritis, injuries or post-op scars. Eat it between meals for

best effect, according to Natalie Savona, nutritionist (author
ofWonderfoods, Quadrille Publishing)
Fungal infections, such as athlete's foot are often a sign
of an impaired immune system. To boost yours, try eating
Asian mushrooms, such as shiitake.
(Susan Clarke, health expert (author of what Really
works in Natural Health, Bantam Publishers)

Asparagus is a diuretic that's great for cystitis.
Chew fennel seeds to get rid of bad breath.
To get rid of mouth ulcers, stir a teaspoon of
bicarbonate of soda into a glass of water. Rinse your mouth
with the solution twice a day for two days.
For relief of mild thrush (yeast infection), just add ten
drops of lavender essential oil to a warm bath once a day.
(Susan Curtis, homeopath (author of Natural Healing For
Women from Neal's Yard Remedies).

Take a supplement of feverfew to relieve headaches and
migraines. You can take it daily as a preventative or as soon
as your headache occurs.
Soothe dry, itchy skin by adding a glass of cider vinegar
to your bath.
To cure nappy rash, whisk up a couple of egg whites
and rub into the sore bottom.
Treat heath rash cheaply by simply having a warm bath
before bedtime, and adding a tablespoon of bicarbonate of
soda to the running water. If you don't have a bath tub, then
add the solution to a bucket and using a wash rag, pat all

over the skin. In the morning the rash will have eased.
To treat the menopause- banish hot flushes by drinking
sage tea. Pour 250ml boiling water over 2tsp dried sage, steep
for 10 minutes, then strain. You can also help to balance
oestrogen levels with black cohosh. Take 1/2tsp liquid black
cohosh extract twice a day to reduce the mood swings or hot
flushes caused by the menopause. All products can be
bought from good health food stores.
If you have a sore nose from a severe cold, burst open
a vitamin E oil capsule and apply it to the dry area before
Lime blossom tea is a great sedative and can also be
used for digestive problems, wind and spasms, especially if
there caused by nerves and stress.
(Dr. Serge Rafal, Doctor, author of Natural Healing,
Hachette Illustrated)

Instead of nasal sprays, relieve a cold by having a really
hot, steaming shower with some eucalyptus or mint scented
shower gel. It will help unblock your nose and warm up aching
Soothe insect bites or stings by mixing one teaspoon
each of sugar and water and applying to the skin.
To treat anaemia, try the Chinese herb dang gui, which
should be available:from health food shops and chemists. It
contains vitamin B 12, and folic acid.
Bring out a
splinter by gently
rubbing in a little
honey my
grandmother taught me
this one and it works
every time.
Eating an
avocado once a week
is an excellent
prevention for cold
A fungal nail
infection will clear in
under three months if
painted with neat tea
tree oil twice a day.
Making a natural
cough syrup by
placing half an onion in
a saucer with two tablespoons of honey. Leave overnight,
then take two teaspoons twice a day.
If you're worried about putting chemical nasties on your
skin, make sure you read my column next week when I will
give you some more brilliant natural tips.


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NEW YORK (Reuters) Sam
used to sneak into his office
before dawn so no one would
know how many extra hours
he worked. Charles goes on
all-night work binges to meet
deadlines, and Susan can't
say no to volunteer projects,
social clubs, bridge games,
choral singing, lectures and
Each one is a member of
Workaholics Anonymous, a 12-
step recovery programme for
compulsive workers based upon

the structure of Alcoholics
Anonymous. Each one opted to
keep their identity secret.
"It's been called the
addiction that society
applauds," said Mike, a
physician and member of the
group known as WA.
"People brag about it and
say, 'I'm a workaholic,"' he
said. "But workaholics burn out
and then you've lost them or
they become very dysfunctional
and bitter and cynical in the
organisation and corrosive."
Workaholics Anonymous
keeps no central count of


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members, but organizers
estimate dozens of weekly
meetings are held in the United
States as well as in Germany,
Switzerland, Austria and Britain.
The group also sells about 100
books about WA a month via its
Web site, according to
WA's roots go back to 1983,
when a New York corporate
financial planner and a school
teacher founded a group based
on AA but designed to fight
compulsive working.
WA identifies workaholics
as people who often are



perfectionists and worriers,
derive their self esteem from
work, keep overly busy,
neglect their health, postpone
vacations and over-schedule
their lives.
Workaholics don't even
have to have a job; they can just
be compulsively busy as they
seek an adrenaline high, to
overcome feelings of inadequacy
and low self esteem and to
avoid intimacy, it says.

The weekly meeting in New
York draws an average of a half
dozen people in a city that
might be considered a hotbed of
workaholism. Such meager
attendance invites the
predictable joke that most
workaholics are too busy to
attend meetings, a quip that
organiser Charles has heard a
million times.

"People think it's funny,"
he said. "It's amusing until you
hear the stories. There have been
many people who have come,
and work is destroying their
Unlike alcoholics, who
can measure recovery by
their days of sobriety,
workaholics have no
quantifiable gauge of their
problem, or their recovery.
"In my case, my boss was
telling me I had to get my work
hours down to 40 a week, and I
couldn't do it," said Sam, a
former senior project engineer in
California's Silicon Valley.
"I was sneaking into work
at 5 a.m. on a Sunday so I could
get work done and be out of the
place before anyone else showed
up," he said. "I didn't want
people to see how much time I
was putting in.
"Now I'm more willing to

try to do a mediocre job and
keep my own mental health and
sanity than to do the perfect job
on everything I attempt," he
Like AA, WA uses a 12-
step programme for recovery
from addiction. At meetings,
members share their experiences
and study the organisation's
literature and guidelines.
"It really forces you to look
inside and say, 'What's really
going on with me?"' said
Charles. "A lot of people don't
want to do that."
Even if workaholism is hard
to define, you know it when
you feel it, said Mike, who has
left his high-pressure urban job
for work at a rural clinic where
cows wander outside.
"After a while one gets a
feeling of what driven,
compulsive working feels like,"
he said. "There's a tightness to
it. There's a lot of adrenaline
surging. There's a lot of worry.
"There's a lot of
preoccupation, which is
different from just waking up
in the morning and saying,
'Wow, I really love what I
do'," he said.



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The successful candidate should have a pleasant personality, be a good
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and International Purchasing, Supervising Personnel and Record Keeping for a
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Applications, accompanied by two (2) recent references, should be submitted




The Regional Democratic Council Region No. 10 and the Ministry of Education
have the following vacancy within the Departmentof Education:

Qualifications and Experience

A Degree in Education plus a minimum of five (5) years post training experience
with at least two (2) years experience in a Senior Administrative capacity in the
teaching institution


A Degree in Education Administration or Public Administration and at least five (5)
years experience at a supervisory level in the field of Education Administration
A Bachelor's Degree from the University of Guyana or any University or college
recognized by the Government of Guyana as an institution of higher learning plus at
least seven (7) years supervisory experience, two (2) years of which should be at
the level of Education Officer II or an equivalent grade.
This Officer will be stationed initially in Region No. 10 but can be transferred by the
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By George Barclay

Kempadoo claimed
that in 1969, after con-
sultation with Egbert
Chin, an owner of race-
horses, he bought from
him a horse named
'Agrarian' after Chin
impressed him that the
horse was capable of
mating mares.
But to his disappointment,
the horse turned out to be
impotent and was shy of mares.
As a consequence,
Kempadoo brought an action
against Chin for tortuous deceit,
claiming the return of $1, 200 -
the price paid for the animal -
on the grounds that the owner
had fraudulently declared that
the injured horse was capable of
breeding mares.
Justice Frank Vieira, who
heard the claim, dismissed the
action brought by Kempadoo on
the grounds that the particulars
of fraud were not furnished and
that there was no evidence of

breach of warranty as alleged.
The plaintiff had sued for
(i), damages and rescission of a
contract on the sale of a race-
horse called 'Agrarian', and for
the tort of deceit; and (ii), for
damages for breach of warranty
of fitness on the sale of the
In September, 1969,
Kempadoo purchased
'Agrarian' from the defendant
who allegedly, "fraudulently
represented the horse was fit
and competent to serve and
breed mares", when in fact, it
was impotent and unable to
perform that service,
notwithstanding it was treated
by several veterinary surgeons.
According to the judgment,
the defendant denied making
any oral or written
representation, expressed or
implied on the horse's fitness for
the purpose alleged, or that it
had ever been used for such
purpose, or that any warranty
or undertaking was given to the
It was submitted for the
defendant, that the statement of
claim alleged neither an innocent
misrepresentation nor breach of
warranty by the defendant, but
rests entirely on a fraudulent
misrepresentation of unfitness

for the required purpose, and
further, that no particulars
thereof were furnished.

(i) on all material issues, the
evidence for the plaintiff was
most unsatisfactory. The
defendant's testimony was to be
preferred wherever there was
conflict between them.
(ii) no cause of action for
deceit arose. Plaintiff as
represented must specifically
set out, not only such
particulars of fraud complained
of, but also must allege he was
induced thereby to act to his
detriment; but this has not been
shown Plaintiff's claim for
damages and/or rescission of the
contract therefore fails.
(iii) There was neither an
express nor an implied warranty
in the matter, and the action
must be dismissed with costs
certified fit for counsel.
Senior Counsel Mr. Krishna
Prasad had appeared for the
plaintiff while Mr. Miles
Fitzpatrick, S. C., represented
the successful defendant.
Delivering his judgment
Justice Vieira had said, "The
defendant denies ever having
made any oral or written
representations, either

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expressed or implied, that
Agrarian was ever a fit and
proper horse for the purpose of
serving and breeding mares, or
that the said horse had ever been
used for such purposes or that
he had ever given any such
warranty or undertaking.
"Having regard to the
evidence as a whole, including
the demeanour of the plaintiff
and his witnesses and that of
the defendant who alone gave
evidence, I accept and believe,
on the balance of probabilities,
that the real truth of this whole
matter is as follows -
(1) The plaintiff is a
retired pump operator
formerly employed by
Bookers Sugar Estates Ltd.,
at Albion Estate. Since 1968,
he has been engaged full-
time in the business of breeding
horses. The defendant is a
professional book-maker
operating under the name of
Toto Investments Ltd. With his
brother, James Chin and, up to
the time of his death, with his
father, Alexander Chin, they
jointly owned, trained and
ran race-horses in Guyana
and Trinidad. The Chin
family are a well-known
racing family in Guyana for
over 20 years to whom horse-
racing has been an exciting
though rather unprofitable
hobby. Unfortunately, there is
now very little scope for the
'Sport of Kings' in this
country since 1970 when the
main race track at D'Urban
Park in Georgetown, the
headquarters of the
Demerara Turf Club Ltd., was
permanently closed down.
"In August, 1967, the
defendant purchased a three-
year-old English born and bred

thoroughbred horse by the name
of 'Agrarian' for the sum of 1,
600 pounds c.i.f. It was a good
looking bay horse with a good
pedigree, having for his sire
'Aggressor' and for his dam
'Soeur Anne', both English
thoroughbreds. But, alas,
Agrarian never really fulfilled
the promise his pedigree implied
and, within two years, broke
down, i.e., became lame, three
times, twice in Trinidad in 1967
and 1968 and once in Guyana
in 1969, which apparently, is
not such an unusual occurrence
for English or other overseas
thoroughbreds which come to
the Caribbean to race.
"There was a meeting at
D'Urban Park held on three
consecutive Sundays during
August/September, 1969, and
just about five days before the
commencement of that
meeting, Agrarian suffered its
third breakdown, a very
serious one this time since
the main tendon in its leg
between ankle and knee
became slack or bowed as a
result of torn ligaments. This
type of injury is most difficult
to treat successfully even to
the most expert trainer, and
the defendant, who was
Agrarian trainer at the time
decided that, in all the
circumstances, the best thing
to do would be to sell the
injured animal and to
achieve this object he caused
the word of his intention to
be spread around and about.
"One of the persons who
heard about the prospective sale
was the witness Blick Aphan, a
professional jockey of 27 years,
who knew both plaintiff and
defendant personally. It then
came to his mind that some time

during the early time of 1969,
he had a conversation with the
plaintiff in which the latter had
asked him to look around with
a view of finding a good stud
horse or stallion for him which
he required for serving and
breeding two brood mares that
he had purchased in 1968 and
which were themselves former
race-horses", the judge declared.
The judge added: "Aphan
knew Agrarian well and was
aware that it was only recently
broken down and he considered
in his own mind that such a
good looking and well built and
well bred horse would be a good
buy for the plaintiff, and in
view of the 'fire' he had in him
would make an excellent stallion
According to the judgment,
the jockey conveyed his
impression about the horse to
the plaintiff, who subsequently
consulted the defendant who
decided to sell Agrarian.
The judge noted too that
there was the absence of expert
evidence in the case.
He added,
"Unfortunately, no expert
evidence was led in the
matter although both sides
had ample opportunity to do
so when the Vet was giving
evidence in the witness box.
We don't know, for example,
whether a mare would permit
a stallion to mount her
unless she was "in heat" or
not and I think this was quite
important because the
plaintiff's evidence would
lead one to believe on this
aspect that a stallion can
mount and serve a mare at
any time regardless whether
that mare was "in heat "or

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Purchaser sued seller for refund of money, lost court battle

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and the difficulties that most of us face in our
daily lives.



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Must be prepared to work shifts (day or night).
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Attractive remuneration package and conditions of work await the successful applicant.
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oversee and monitor the Corporate Wide Area Networks and Local Area
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Technology Department, Main St., Georgetown.

Configure user privileges in accordance with Corporate Network
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in a network administrative environment.
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An attractive compensatory package will be offered, commensurate with
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It wasn't until I moved in
with my boyfriend that I
discovered the surprising
rates of divorce for couples
who cohabitate before
marriage. There seems to be
no end -to the warnings and
statistics, which are taunting
me with the thought my
boyfriend and I are doomed
before we even begin.
Four months after my high
school sweetheart broke my
heart, I asked my current
boyfriend to go out. We were
both in the same place in life.
We grew up in similar
households, attended the same
college, and even worked
together. A month later, we
moved 2000 miles from our
comfy nests and moved in
It was difficult because I
struggled to trust myself to love
after my first heartbreak.
Eventually. I enjoyed being with
someone who shared the same
values. We've both enjoyed the
challenges of saving, earning, and

spending for two, a
learned that to work
we have to adopt one
goals as our own.
I admit our relation
have started a little
maybe on the wrong
it has grown into
partnership. I'm a te
mature 19, and my boy
21. Marriage is quite a
the road for me, but
love someday fi
relationship to blosso
long-lasting marriage.
cohabitating couples

Alicia, many years
was a man who owned
of hotels. Each day hi
to know how his hot
doing, but gathering inf
from each hote
burdensome. One da
looking at financial
realized the amount of
served in the restaurant

and I've particular hotel was an almost
together unfailing guide to the gross
another's revenue of the entire chain.
So each morning he had the
ship may manager of that hotel phone him
fast and with the amount of potatoes
foot, but served from their kitchen the
a real previous day. That is one
nder but example of the use of statistics.
friend is Here's another. Imagine a
bit down person who compares the
I would increase in ministers' salaries
or our with the increase in liquor
m into a consumption, and then argues
How can there is no point paying pastors
beat the more because they will only
spend it on drink.
The statistics on
ALICIA cohabitation include couples
who have little in common.
ago there Some couples live together as an
d a chain alternative to loneliness, others
e wanted as a way to share expenses.
els were Some have set a date and live
formation together only after formal
1 was engagement, while others come
y, while from dysfunctional families and
data, he will have a difficult time forming
potatoes a stable relationship with
nt of one anyone.

There are three things to
remember about statistics. First,
just because two things are
associated with each other, it
does not mean there is a causal
connection. Second, general
trends do not predict the results
of any individual case. Third,
statistical categories include
subgroups which have little in
common with each other.
There is a huge difference
between the couple deeply in
love, and a couple where the
woman uses cohabitation as a
way to ease a man into marriage,
while the man sees it as no more
than an avenue for sex,
housekeeping, and laundry.
When Wayne was young
there was a teenage ballad called
'Tell Laura I Love Her'. It told
the story of a young man who
enters a stock car race to win
enough money so he and his
girlfriend can many. He is killed
in a wreck, and his dying words are,
of course, tellLaura I love her.
The lyrics are so mawkish
and sentimental they make your
skin crawl. But there is one line
in the song which is memorable.
"He wanted to give her
everything." That is how people
deeply in love feel about each
other, and two people deeply in
love will always beat the odds.
The depth of their connection
is the key.
Before you marry, make
sure it's right. It has to be
perfect love.


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Sunday,April 9,2006
Region 4 South Ruimveldt Pr. Georgetown- 5 pm.
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East Coast Demerara 4 pm
Demerara Harbour Bridge Court Yard, East
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Thursday,April 13,2006
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The Soesdyke Te Huis Te Coverden Neighbourhood Democratic
Council invites Tenders from suitably qualified Contractors to
submit bids for the execution of the following:

1. Construction of one (1) concrete bridge
2. Chip-sealing of Road
3. Rehabilitation of outfall trenches

Tender Documents can be obtained from NDC, office at Block 'M'
Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara during the normal working hours at a
non-refundable fee of two thousand and five hundred dollars ($2,500) per

Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, Regional Tender Board,
Regional Administrative Office, Region No. 4 and deposited in the
Tender Box at the Regional Office. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain,
sealed envelope and clearly written on the top, left hand corner which
work is tendered for.

Each Tender must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance
from the Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority and the
General Manager, National Insurance Scheme.

Tenders or their representatives are invited to be present at the opening of
Tenders on April 19, 2006 at 11:00 hrs.

The N. D. C. is not compelled to accept the lowest or any bid.

L. Glasgow
Soesdyke Te Huis Te Coverden
Neighborhood Democratic Council

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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. This is the
week in which you will make good of one
of your short term goals. Feast your eyes
on certain crucial points only and refresh
your memory. Be calm; be sensible. Good
success to all of you. Thank you for being
with us this past year.

Composition Writing
1. A sentence is a complete thought. Arrange
your words so that they contain a subject and a
Examples: The door is open. My uncle gave
me a bicycle for my birthday.
2. A paragraph is a group of sentences. Let all
the sentences in your paragraph tell about one
main idea.
Example: The boast was ill-timed. Gerald
caught the bottle that Arthur threw accurately
into his outstretched hands, but he failed to
grasp the kettle that followed it. Perhaps the
spout got in the way. At all events, the kettle
slipped out of his fingers, bounced once on the
bank, and then fell with a splash into the
3. Always check your paragraph. Use the fol-
lowing questions:
i) Is the first sentence indented?
ii) Does each sentence begin with a capital let-
iii) Does each sentence end with a punctuation
4. Use the following pointers for continuous or
composition writing:
i) Let the title be interesting;
ii) When you begin, introduce the characterss;
and tell what important problem they have.
iii) Make the development very interesting.
iv) Let the characters solve the problem; let the
solution fit the rest of the story.

Do not be caught napping!
1. I finished my breakfast early. (Sentence)
2. Decided to call Mary. (Non-sentence)
3. A house next door. (Non-sentence)
4. They've become friends recently. (Sentence)
5. Skipping over the fence. (Non-sentence)
7. Family business unites relatives. (Sentence)
8. Good for you. (Non-sentence)
9. When the fire goes out. (Non-sentence)

Composition Writing The Letter

Here is a letter from a boy of your age group to
his mother. For the benefit of a rounded edu-
cation he had been sent to live on a farm with
his aunt some distance from his home.

27 Agriculture Road,
Balding Village,
East Coast, Demerara.
April 9th, 2006.

Dear Mother,
I am sorry that I am not able to get home
before Easter, but I am looking forward to see-
ing you then. Shall we have a party on Easter
Monday as usual? I hope you will let me have
a little of my money in advance so that I can
make some presents.

I am very happy here now that I have got-
ten used to the strange surroundings. It seems
so funny to me that when I get up to go to school
everybody on the farm is already hard at work.
They start very early, and sometimes wake me
up. I don't think I'll be a farmer when I grow up,
although I should like being out in the open air.
The country round here is lovely.
The other day a large combine came in
to harvest the paddy, because, as the farmer
told me, he thought that later on the machine
would be hard to get, and the paddy would spoil.
Yesterday I helped him collect the eggs from the
hens, and this morning I saw the little chicks out
of their shells in the incubator.
I am learning a lot of things about nature
that I never knew before, and am enjoying my-
self immensely down here. I wish you could be

Yours affectionately,

This is by no means a perfect letter, but it
has some good points which are worth con-
1. It is correctly written, with accurate spelling
and reasonably good punctuation.
2. The writer has made a fair attempt to arrange
what he has to say.
3. His paragraphing is quite sensible.
4. The setting of the letter is correct. The
address at the top is properly spaced, the
date has not been forgotten, and the letter
ends in a way that is generally accepted as
suitable for a boy or girl writing to a relation.
Do not forget these pointers during your ex-

Composition The Story
The Use of Direct Speech

A low, groan that came from a
nearby bedroom reminded Georgie that
Papa was home. Ever so often work would
be slack at the factory and some workers
would be laid off.
"Why do you always have to be one of
them?" Mama would ask angrily when Papa
came home with the unwelcome news. "They
don't seem to want you at all, at all. Maybe you
are very slack on the job so they are quick to
lay you off "
Sometimes Papa would give some
plausible-sounding reason, but most of the
time he would not bother He was convinced
that his wife did not believe him. But I do,
Georgie would say to himself with fierce loyalty
I know that malicious foreman don't like Papa
at all Never mind, Papa he would look
across at the beaten, humiliated father and try
to send the words soundlessly, just with his
eyes never mind. One day I'll be somebody
big and you vwn't have to be working in that old

The passage above is used to help you
enhance your composition with dialogue. Pay
great attention, now.

Reminder: It is better, for example, to use direct

speech in stories:
"They don't seem to want you at all, at all,"
Mama would say angrily.
Than to write:
Mama would say angrily that they did not want
Papa on the job at all.

When we use dialogue in a story we must be
careful to have the correct punctuation.
Fortunately for you the main rule is fairly simple.

Put quotation marks round the words actually
used by the speaker.

Remember that quotation marks resemble the
'balloon' which is often seen coming from a
person's mouth in comic strips.
Never put quotation marks round words such as
he said, said Georgie, Mama called Papa.

Note the following points:
a) Commas, full stops, question marks, and
exclamation marks are put before the last
quotation mark. (,"." ?" !")
E.g. 'Why have they sent you off?".

b) After words such as Georgie said we have
to begin with quotation marks again, even if the
same person is still speaking.
E.g. "You're talking with Papa," Mama said, "but
you're not watching at him."

"I am listening to you, Georgie," Papa said,
"carry on talking."

Pay attention to the use of the punctuation
marks in the following sentences:

1. "Do you see any balloons?" asked Francis.

2. "No," said Betty.

3. "Can you see any from where you are now?"
asked Francis.

4. "The vagabonds are in hiding," said the
scared mother after a while.

5. "What a long way we are from capturing
them!" opined Dorcas.

Named Parts of Speech

1. The dog looked at the cat with disgust.

2. Captain Bilge was carrying the cabin-boy
by the hind leg. (Verb)

3. He dropped the boy into the sea. (Verb)

4. I have fifty books and many magazines. (Ad-

5. Some mountaineers wore several pairs of
socks. (Adjectives)

6. The school team played badly yesterday.

7. John and Joan are related. (Conjunction)

8. The leader strutted into the cafeteria. (Prepo-


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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to our Mathematics columns.
Keep on treating yourself with proper
sleep and good food. Work with love for
yourself and success for the examination!

Helpful Reminders
1. What is eight hundred and 8 thousand,
seventy? Answer: 808,070
2. What is the smallest number that can be
made using the digits 7, 3, 4, 2? Answer:
3.0.07 multiplied by 10.07. Answer: 7,049
4. 60 and 5 hundredths written in decimal.
Answer: 60.05
5. 55 written in Roman numerals. Answer:
6. The perimeter of a triangle measuring 22
m by 29 m by 20. Answer: 71 m
7. Find the quotient for 678.05 divided by 0.05.
Answer: 13,561
8. Divide 678.05 by 0.5. Answer: 13,561
9. Divide 5/7 by 2 1/7. Answer: 1/3
10. What is the value of the second digit from
the right of the number 987.456; and the sec-
ond digit from the left of the number? An-
swer: 5 hundredths; 8 tens
11. Who am I, if I am 3.05 more than 70.105
plus 5.05? Answer: 78.205
12. What is seven hundred and thirteen thou-
sand, five? Answer: 713,005
13. What is three hundred thousand, eigh-
teen? Answer: 300,018
14. What is 0.2 multiplied by 50.002? An-
swer: 10.0004
15. If 41m = 492, what is the value of m?
Answer: 12
16. How many multiples of 3 are there from 1
to 48? Answer: 16
17. Some number minus 7 1/3 equals 10 %.
What is the number? Answer: 18 1/12
18. 9/26 + (4/5 + 2 2/3) Answer: 1 2/13
19.4 1/3 of 1 2 X 12. Answer: 78
20. 3.5 X 3.05. Answer: 22.025
21.25.215 0.03. Answer: 840.5
22. 394 X 32 corrected to the nearest thou-
sand. Answer: 13,000
23. Ten million dollars in $1000 bills: An-
swer: 10,000 bills
24. The sum of the digits 9 and 8 in the num-
ber 496,801. Answer: 90,800
25. What percent is 3 of 39? Answer: 7 9/
26. What is 35 and one hundredths written in
decimal? Answer: 35.01
27. What is 306 and three tenths written in
decimal? Answer: 306.3
28. What is 18 written in Roman numerals?
Answer: xviii
29. What is 7/15 + 4/15? Answer: 11/15
30. What is 7/9 + 1/18 1/9? Answer: 13/18
31. Look at 788,642:
a) The nearest ten 788,640
b) The nearest hundred 788,600;
c) The nearest thousand 789,000;
d) The nearest ten thousand.- 7,0,,0 ...

e) The nearest hundred thousand 800,000

Collect, Organize, Display Data
Now that you are at the end of your study,
try this questionnaire on yourself and oth-

Make Connections
Remember that you can organize and dis-
play data in several different ways. He
can make a line plot and a pictograph to
display the data.

A Frequency Graph
Hours Spent on Homework
Each Night
Hours Tally Frequency
0 // 2
1 ~WW~ 10
2 / 8
3 W7 6
4 0
5 or // 2


O = 2 students

Line Plot

Hours Spent on Homework Each Night
x x

xxxx x
X x x x x
X x x x x
0 1 2 3 4 5 or more

Name:.................... ge: ....
Male: ....... Female: ........
1. How many hours a day do you spend
doing your homework?
2. On the average weekday, about how
many hours a day do you watch your
3. On the average weekend day, about
how many hours a day do you watch
4. Which activities do you do between
the time you get out of school and the
time of you eat dinner? You can choose
more than one.
A. Do home work
B. Watch television
C. Play outside
D. Talk on the telephone
E. Play on a sport s team
F. Go to lessons

Find the most common number of
hours spent on homework.

Most of the data in this line plot
groups, or clusters, around three particu-
lar numbers. What does that tell you?

One of the numbers in this line plot
has no data for it. It has a missing num-
ber. Find the number. Explain what the
missing number.

Reminder: You can find the mean by find-
ing the average of a number of things. You
can use the mean to represent a set of

Here is how to find the mean for the hours
looking at the news:

Add the times: 70+109+95+81+67+78 = 500
S* Divide the sum by
the number of children 500 6 = 83.3
in the group

The mean is 83 hours per month, rounded to
the nearest hour.

Reminder: Here is how Joseph's group found
the mean and median of the exercising times
of its members.

Exercising Time each week:
10, 23, 16, 9, 15

The mean of the exercising time:
10 + 23+ 16+9+15 = 73
73 + 5 = 14.6
The mean for this group is 14.6 hours.

Look at this:

The Middle number
9, 10, 15, 16, 23

The median for this group is 15 hours.

Hours Spent on Homework
Each Night
Hours Students
0 O
1 00000
2 0000
3 000
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by retamber Persaud

THE JOURNEY started on
March 2004.
The sixth stage of THE
JOURNEY was successfully
executed on March 2006, mark-
ing the second anniversary of
the event.
Any literary affair in
Guyana that notches up any in-
kling of a landmark is worthy of
note, especially in the light of
numerous related activities in-
cluding open mic poetry, local
book publishing, local periodi-
cals and writers' organizations
ignobly going under. Literary
matters are so beset by innu-
merable challenges that as each
day passes, it becomes more
and more difficult to recover
lost ground. The present situa-
tion is a shameful paradox; en-
tities to benefit most from a lit-
erate workforce seemed least in-
terested in this resource.
A landmark measured in
time especially in a volatile so-
ciety would definitely qualify
THE JOURNEY for consider-
able attention. Too much water
has passed under the bridge
since March 2004 including the
devastating Great Flood of the
THE JOURNEY is an on-
going series of literature
programmes designed to go
where other related under-
takings have failed to ven-
ture. To appreciate this, a list-
ing of the objectives of THE
JOURNEY would show how
useful is this venture to soci-
The intent of the journey is
to sensitise more Guyanese (and
non-Guyanese) as to the mas-
sive output in the field of litera-
ture by our writers, both local
and overseas, to expose litera-
ture to more persons especially
our young people, to foster an
interaction between those who
know and those willing to learn
about literature, to raise the level
of appreciation for such matters,

to restore a reading culture by
putting the joy back into read-
ing, to offer another, and even-
tually a permanent, venue for
oral performance, to encourage
more writers to write and to
publish, and to encourage schol-
arship and more research in our
The Chairperson and the
Management Committee of the
National Art Gallery, Castellani
House, initiated the production
of THE JOURNEY. Having
presented literary events previ-
ously, the idea was to continue
the interest formed by the
popular evening of poetry series
hosted by Edward Glover,
former British High Commis-
sioner to Guyana. This series of
literature programmes is staged
under the auspices of Castellani
House, Vlissengen Road and
Homestretch Avenue, and is co-
ordinated by this writer.
Castellani House was built
in the years 1879 to 1882. The
National Art Gallery was
opened in May 1993. Within
the first ten years of its exist-
ence, it had presented more than
sixty art exhibitions and some
forty-five other events in its re-
lated arts programme.
THE JOURNEY has cov-
ered much ground and achieved
quite a lot in a short period. The
event has facilitated over one
hundred individual and group
performances of prose, poetry
and drama. Selected pieces in-
cluded works of Guyanese and
writers from around the world.
Presentations came from a cross
section of Guyanese,'both local
and overseas, and from non-
Guyanese. The performances
by youths from schools in
Georgetown including students
of Monar Educational Institute
met with overwhelming appre-
In part one, we went to the
beginning of our (Guyanese) lit-.
erary heritage, the oral literature
of our indigenous peoples, mov-
ing into the printed word, from

the first published poem in the
early 17th century to the first
published anthology, covering a
period of 100 years.
In part two of The Journey,
we sampled various genres of
writing, prose, poetry, song, the
essay, the novel, and the letter.
We also celebrated the works of
past Guyanese writers and
honoured a couple of living resi-
dent authors.
In part three, we celebrated
living women writers while giv-
ing emerging writers a chance,
another, occasion to showcase
their own fare.
Both groups of writers need
our support especially our


women writers who face numer-
ous challenges both as women
and as writers.
In part four, we celebrated
our literary heritage that was
captured in anthologies; antholo-
gies serve to shape a nation's lit-
In part five, it was 'school
days are happy, happy days',
going way back to Jack and Jill,
'all the world's a stage', mov-
ing to present day and long
overdue inclusion of Guyanese
writings on the CXC syllabus.
And in part six, it was lit-
erature in translation (from for-
eign languages) and Guyanese
creolese. Although it's a sam-

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pling of different cultures, the
themes explored by dissimilar
writers are universal ones en-
compassing issues of identity,
alienation, integration and free-
dom. Some selections included
'Won Bon' by Robin Dobru
from Suriname, 'The Book of
Sand' by Jorge Luis Borges
from Argentina, 'There are
those who....' by Joseph Polius
from Martinique, 'Outside the
Marriage Bureau' by He Hiaohu
from China, 'AmeRican' by
Tato Laviera from Puerto Rico,
'Don't delve too deeply' by
Alberto Moravia
from Italy, 'Sell me?' by
Nicolas Guillen from Cuba, and
'Bourgeois King' by Ruben
Dario from Nicaragua. 'Laas
Lick' by this writer, performed
by Travis Chase ended the
While the emphasis of these
events is on Guyanese litera-
ture, we do not diminish the im-
port of world literature, making
conscious efforts to locate our
literature against the backdrop

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of great literature of the world.
Plans for part seven of
THE JOURNEY which is
slated for late August 2006 are
underway but it's not too late
to get onboard. The theme for
this outing would be 'winners'
row' featuring writers who have
won prizes internationally in-
cluding the Nobel Prize for Lit-
erature and locally including se-
lections from winners of the
Guyana Prize for Literature and
The Guyana Annual.
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FLASHBACK: Ms. Enid Daniels at her home after receiving a gift from the Old Girls Unite
Kingdom chapter and representatives of St Joseph High School.

Double amputee


DOUBLE amputee, Ms. Enid
Daniels, whose husband, a secu-
rity guard, was killed at St. Jo-
seph High School by bandits ear-
lier this year, is desperately in
need of assistance to make her
life more comfortable.
Bound to a wheelchair since
the amputation of her legs due to
diabetes, Ms. Daniels, 68, de-
pended solely on her husband,
Mr. Cedric Edwards, who cared
for her unselfishly.
That love, care and financial
support were brutally snatched
from her when bandits invaded
the St. Joseph High School
where 72-year-old Edwards was
a guard and stabbed him to death
in an unsuccessful attempt to
steal computers.
Ms. Daniels lives alone in a
little house on William Street,
Kitty. Bathroom facilities are
outside of the home, in her sis-
ter-in-law's yard next door. With-
out her husband, her disability
dictates that she must stay inside
all day since the home is not
equipped with a ramp for easy
movement ingress and egress.
Ms. Daniels told the
Chronicle that is she needs any-
thing outside of the home, she
would waVt i,.il someone passes
by to seek assistance.
'If I can get out of this house
by myself that will be a good thing.
You see, when I want to go to the
washroom, or to just take some
fresh air, I have to get someone to
wheel me out. The only way i can
get out is with the help of two per-
sons, and now that irn h:'.zband is
not alive any more, I am not a i .mlg
with anyone. My two friends no,-
mally come and. help me out with
whatever i-ithere to be done.'"thd

The student body of St Jo-
eph High is currently seeking
elp from Habitat for Humanity
Build a ramp, toilet and bath

and cannot work or do anything
for myself, youc could imagine
how I am feeling, but for the
past years I have grown accus-
tomed to my way of life," Ms.

... I depended greatly on my husband because he
is the only one I had living with me, and he had
great concern for me. The most impoitunt thing is
that I must be thankful to God that he-took my leg
instead of my life. My legs are gone, but my life is
still here. I am thankful for whatever is offered to
me and since I am alone, a lot of people come to
give me some help. The only thing I need is to
come out of the house by myself and a toilet and
NMs. Enid Daniels

for Ms. Daniels.
Prior to being diagnosed with
diabetes, Ms. Daniels was also
a security guard at St Joseph as
well as North Georgetown Sec-
ondary School. She recalled that
while working at the former, she
stumbled on a chair which re-
sulted in a small wound on one
of her legs. But instead of heal-
ing, the wound became infected.
She was diagnosed with diabetes
after a visit to the Georgetown
Public Hospital.
One leg was removed after
she was admitted to the hospi-
tal in 2002. By 2004, the other
leg was also amputated above
her knee.
"I like being independent
and loved to work. My husband
did not want me to work, but 1
wanted to work because it is a
good feeling. Now that I am in a
wheelchair for the rest of my life

Daniels said.
In tears, she recalled how her
husband was there for her when-
ever she called to assist with ev-
erything that had to be done.
"My husband is now gone
and what must I say now: 1
have two friends to help, but I
depended greatly on my hus-
band because he is the only
one I had living with me, and
he had great concern for me.
The most important thing is
that I must be thankful to God
that he took my leg instead of
my life. My legs are gone, but
my life is still here. I am
thankful for whatever is of-
fered to me and since I am
alone, a lot of'people come to
give me some help. The only
thing I need is to come out of
the house by myself and a
toilet and bathroom," Ms.
Daniels said.


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DOLLY Rahaman is not sour
13pical grandmother. The 53-
year-old homan prelt,
young by Ioday's standards -
has eschewed a quiet,
peaceful 'middle age" lifestyle
for excursions into the rugged
Last month she stamped her
authontl b\ becoming the first
woman to dine to the Pakarinia
Mountains as a member of the
fourth Safari ream
A1 .as it as a challenge, and

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c conlideni Doll\ ritld thi
.\ ltore manager h, dJi\
NMl. R.haman keep, herself
ph.sicalli iand mentall. fi bt
meditating in the nmoming before
heading to the gmn n
She :aid that her friend.
Indira Anandli, \ho heads the
Gu)an:i Tourism Authorit
iGTA i. \as the first person ho
encouraged her to go on the trip.
but other famnil members
including m t o uncles and her
daughters also cheered her on,

but pleaded sIih her to bh
\\ ih t ,Io ti her .'. workers and
other happ! campers M% s
Rahamian proceeded o.n the
expedimon Irom M.u,.h 5
I like to go outdoors and I
though it \as the appropriate
time to make the tripi" the
grandmother of t\ilo aid
But this is not the tirst trip
of this nature tor Ms Rahanian
Front an earl\ age. her dad. \i ho
has passed on. took her and her
brothers on adventures into the
country 's rough terrain She
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COOL grandmother- Dolly Rahaman at the wheels of her la
cruiser during the safari up the Pakaraima Mountains.


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with God

htn 1Dr. Prema Mootoo's books explore

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credits her dad with her nurturing
her spirit for adventure.
"Even way up there I
remembered my father," an
emotional Dolly said, "But I
knew that this trip I had to make
it on my own."
She said that she feared the
mosquitoes, but was also
worried about climbing some of
the slopes.
"We had to climb up this
steep and it was frustrating.
Rain fell like 15-20 minutes
before and it was a bit
dangerous," she recalled.
She added that at another part
of the slopes, the adventurers had
to be very careful. I t was at that
point, she said, that she instructed
her passengers to pray.
At the end of the Safari,
Dolly feels that the trip not
only did a lot for her mentally
and physically, but also gave her
the opportunity to reach some
really fascinated people.
"Every one set out like
strangers and came back like
family," she marvelled.
But would she do it again
next year?
"Definitely," she said. "I
would love to, and I'll probably
include one of my daughters,
Swho wanted to go but did not get
the time off from work.
This adventure-lover is
weighing the possibility of a
cross-country journey with
her brothers through the
SUSA, but before this might be
heading to the rodeo in the
id Rupununi with friends Mike
and Ian, and of course, her
trustworthy land cruiser.

HAPPY wedding anniversary greetings are extended
to Mr. and Mrs. Assanah who celebrated their first
year together on April 7, 2006. Greetings from their
friends and relatives. May God continue his bless-
ings on them at this time.

By Pat Dial
THE vast majority of Carib-
bean and Guyanese writings
consist of poetry, novels about
Caribbean life in one form or
the other, political writings
and of course histories. There
has been little or nothing
manifesting the spiritual or
religious. Dr. Prema Mootoo's
five books, written over a four-
year period from the middle of
2002, deal with the spiritual
and religious and therefore
hold a unique place.
Her five books, in the order
in which they were written were:
The Warning; The Battle; Fight-
ing the Battle Part 1; Fighting
the Battle Part 2 and the Final
Dr. Prema Mootoo is an
able practising physician who
has been carrying on her late
father's medial practice. Dr
Prema is the daughter of distin-
guished parents. Her mother,

Malaysian-born, is a British-
trained educationist and intellec-
tual and her father, Dr Leslie
Mootoo, CCH, was a man of
great brilliance and self-effacing
humility who served the
Guyanese nation in many ways.
Though he was an internation-
ally known Pathologist whose
work in the Jonestown massacre
has become a permanent part of
pathological reference, he still
carried on a very wide practice
for the benefit of ordinary folk.
People generally regarded Dr
Leslie Mootoo, a man of God,
not so much as a doctor, but a
gifted healer, and he was univer-
sally loved.
Dr. Prema Mootoo's five
books are not religious or theo-
logical commentaries, nor are
they books arguing a case or try-
ing to prove one religion better
than another. They are books
much more in the tradition of
some of the old Hebrew proph-
ets who communed with God

and who conveyed God's warn-
ings and messages to man. And
Dr Mootoo's works consist of
God's messages which she re-
ceived from the Divine in vari-
ous ways but mostly in the
presence of God.
In this age of agnosticism,
atheism, natural science and
narrow rationalism, it is fash-
ionable to reject as impossible
or non-existent what cannot
be seen or be logically proven.
Many would question whether
God would have incarnated
Himself as Jesus or whether
there could be any truth in
miracles. Past ages, even in
the Western Tradition and
certainly in the more ancient
civilisations of the East, re-
gard direct and personal com-
munion with God as a com-
monplace. Dr. Prema com-
munes directly with God, and
in this way reminds us that
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THE front page of the New York Times of Wednesday June
28, 1998 carried a story which, according to the United Nations,
Guyana had the second largest percentage of HIV infected
persons in North and South America. Only Haiti had our equal.
Except for Thailand, Guyana had a higher percentage of HIV
infected persons than any country in Europe and Asia.
According to Lawerence Altman reporting from the United
Nations' Geneva office, between 2.0 and 7.9 per cent of
Guyana's population were infected in 1997.
This was nearly eight years ago. Has the situation become worse
or has it mitigated over the years? The answer is academic. What is
important is that we need to view the situation as extremely critical.
In fact, I suggest that we start by declaring the first Monday of
every month National AIDS Awareness Day.
It seems that for some reason which is not clear, the authorities
that lead the way in the publicity of the technical aspects of the
AIDS disease, have until recently appeared determined to avoid
tellin-g the world all the ways in which the disease is transmitted.
Every dentist can tell you that theoretically, the pathogenicity of
AIDS permits easy transmission through the simple act of French
it has long been established that chronic periodontitis, widely
know; as gum disease, is a condition which is extremely common.
Virtailiy' every adult has some degree of gingivitis although this may
be localised and insignificant. Bacterial plaque and its hardened form

The Dentist Advises

(tartar) generally develop on the surface of teeth and have the
tendency to penetrate below the gum line. The situation is usually
insidious and painless. Patients are not generally aware of the
progress of periodontitis until notable signs and symptoms emerge.
One of the most notable signs of periodontitis is bleeding gums.
The blood comes from the ruptured capillaries in the granulous
tissue. Granulous tissue is highly vascularised (filled with blood
vessels) tissue formed by the body in response to chronic irritation.
Tartar represents a primary source of chronic irritation for the gums.
The smallest blood vessels (capillaries) can burst very easily. Most
times, brushing the teeth, chewing tough foods, suction, or any
vigorous movement of the tongue and salivary flow may create
sufficient pressure to rupture the numerous capillaries in granulous
tissue. The frequent presence of some amount of blood in the saliva
of a person with gum disease is therefore a logical conclusion.
Whenever someone spits blood while brushing their teeth, most
times it signifies the existence of chronic periodontitis. It is the
pressure of the bristles on the gums that causes the delicate blood
vessels of the granulous tissue to rupture against the jagged surface
of the tartar underneath. The degree of gum infection corresponds
to the actual amount of extravasation (escape of blood into the
surrounding area). Bleeding of the gums is a common occurrence in
people with AiDS despite the fact that they may be observing the
rules of oral hygiene simply because acute gingivitis often
accompanies the syndrome.
The crucial point being made is that blood infected with the
AIDS virus is generally found (even if in minute quantity) in the
mouths of most persons afflicted with the disease. If an uninfected
person should kiss a person without the disease, there is the distinct
possibility of transmission. This is likely merely because there is
virtual continuity ia tlie blood circulation between an infected
individual and ors ,no is not. An AIDS patient who bites someone
can infect them 'i.s .;cause of the virus being initially in the saliva,
but rather, beccas, i:: saliva is contaminated with blood containing
the dreaded agnci,
Although the transmission of AIDS by kissing has not been
thoroughly researched or documented, and therefore not proven
scientifically, the implication of the hypothesis is enormous.


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

The Basic Needs Trust Fund invites tenders forthe following sub-projects:
1. Zorg Bus Shed Road & Cross Street- Rehabilitation RE-TENDER Reg. #2

2. MukundarStreet- Rehabilitation Reg. #2

3. Waramadong Secondary School Dormitory- Extension. Reg. #7

4. Jawalla Primary/Nursery School Construction RE-TENDER Reg. #7
Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from the office of the
Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G\town in the form of a
Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of G$10,000

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N I.S. and Tax Compliance Certificates
(both of which should be in the name of individual or firm submitting the bid)
should be addressed to the Project Manager, and deposited in the Tender Box of
the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, SIMAP's Building, Georgetown,
on or before 10am on Friday, April 28,2006.

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

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

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders
at10 amon Friday, April28,2006.

March 30, 2006

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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 ihis project is to reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS by reducing the transmission
of .HiV, reducing the morbidity and mortality and mitigating the social and economic impact
of the epidemic in Guyana.
R. quirement:
-.aards this end, the following consultancies are required to develop appropriate
n.c .sages, and to disseminate these messages into a format and manner appropriate to
res uce 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, CSW's, MSMS)
To encourage early HiV testing
To increase condom social marketing
o To promote earn diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections
To promote wor-'en empowerment and increase skills in condom negotiation
To promote ad- -rence among HIV positive persons onAnti-Retroviral Therapy
Seetailed terms of rei':ience each consultancy including objectives, characteristics,
s - action n criteria, lisr of '. citiess and expected results can be uplifted from:
T Executive Directo
t '' Prakash Sookd Procurement Officer
I' -tth Sector Developient Unit
G rgetown Public He .pital Compound
E -t Street
C :-.rigetown, Guyana
T. .226-2425
. <: 225-6559
E .,,
(: _singdate:
/..oposals are to be submitted to the address below no later than 9 am on April 25,

T 'Chairman
!. ona! Board for Procurement and Tender Administration
L. stry of Finance
N,,. and ULquhart Streets
G. 'rgetow"n.
rc ana..
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Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today.
Today we will continue to look at the topic


A basic circuit consists of four main parts,
(1) the source of electrical energy, (2) con-
ductors, (3) control and (4) load.

Look at the diagram above and follow the let-
ters as you read.
* (L) The source changes energy from
one form to another e.g. in a battery, chemi-
cal energy is converted into electrical energy.
* (N) The conductors, usually copper
wires covered with insulators, allow electrons
to travel freely in the circuit.
* (M) The control is a switch for start-
ing and stopping the electron flow. (In more
DeiAce Symboils
Wires crossed
Wires joined
Filament Lamp
Indicator lamp
C ell


Switch (Op en/Off)

complex circuits, the control is a transistor).
A variable resistor is also used to vary (in-
crease/decrease) the flow of an electrical cur-
* (0) The load is a device that changes
the electrical energy into some other form of
energy such as heat, light, sound, kinetic

In an electric circuit, the electrons
* Gain energy from the source and move
* Travel through the conductors
* Flow are controlled by the switch
* Give much of their energy to the load
* Return to the source where they gain
energy once again
* Flow from the positive terminal to the
negative terminal of the source.

Here is a little exercise to do. Draw the sym-
bol that represents the part of the circuit listed

Note: You must never touch anything that is
connected to an electrical supply unless you
know you what to do. You must never experi-
ment with electrical mains, you can try ex-
periments 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.

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Hello boys and girls,
Thanks for coming along this week. Be
moderate. Spend some time talking over
your work with a good listener. If in doubt,
check your notes.
Some Useful Points
1. Weather describes atmospheric changes
over a short period of time, such as a day or
2. Climate gives the average atmospheric con-
ditions for long periods over a sizeable number
of years.
3. The climate of a country depends upon fac-
tors like latitude (where a place is located); lon-
gitude (how high a place is located).
4. Climate tells about distinct seasons. Guyana
enjoys both wet seasons and dry seasons.
5. Rainforests are found in hot, tropical countries.
6. Trees protect soil from erosion.
7. Forests provide fibres, fruits, gums, honey, and
nuts; fuel and building materials; and habitat for
wildlife among other facts.
8. Purple Heart is a Guyana hard wood; it is
made into many household decorative articles
and doors.
9. Salt water comes from the oceans; fresh wa-
ter comes from natural springs.
10. The Kaieteur gorge collects water tumbling
off the Kaieteur Falls.
11. Tennis is not an aquatic sport; skiing is one.
12. Mountains surround the community of
Paramakatoi in Region 8.
13. Heavy rainfall may cause the overflow of riv-

ers, weakening of bridge and road foundations,
and the washing away of sides of mountains and
parts of roads.
14. The county of Essequibo, with its high moun-
tains and savannah lands, occupies the whole
westem portion of Guyana.
15. The Essequibo River traverses our country
from south to north, splitting it into two parts; it
empties itself in the Atlantic Ocean.
16. The head waters of the Essequibo have their
origins in Brazil, our neighboring country.
17. The earth rotates from west to east causing
day and night.
18. The Caribbean countries want to be interde-
pendent because they want to strengthen human
and social ties between them.
19. Caricom was formed to improve the eco-
nomic development of member states through
the introduction of free trade.
20. There are fifteen member states of Caricom.
Other states are called associate states.
21. The other languages which we in Guyana
need to know to relate well with our neighbours
are Dutch, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
22. The EC dollar is used in states like Antigua
and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat,
St. Kitts/Nevis, Saint Lucia, and some others.
23. CANA is an agency of communication. It is
the Caribbean News Agency.
24. A census is an official numbering of a popu-
25. Migrants are people who move from one
place to settle in another place within or without
the country.

26. A developing country has p,olitica. instabity t. ..... ...,.... ...

unemployment problems, lack of technological
advancement, and poor educational, health, and
recreational facilities.
27. The mineral zone is not a distinct geographi-
cal area in Guyana.
28. Black pearl is not considered a very valu-
able mineral deposit in Guyana like that of gold,
diamond, and bauxite.
29. The term urban refers to cities and towns;
rural refers to the country side.
30. The environment becomes polluted with the
introduction of factories that do not heed high
manufacturing standards. These pollute the air,
water and land, and endanger the health of
people and animals.
31. Monuments cause people to remember the
persons and events that made their history rich.
32. Slavery forced people to be tied to planta-
tions to work for their entire life (most of the time).
33. The ex-slaves lived closely with family and
friends. They pooled together their money and
bought villages.
34. Guyana does trade with other Caricom coun-
tries, Canada, the U.S.A., the U.K., Norway,
Spain, Holland, France, India and some others.
35. Drug abuse is an individual's over-use of
drugs. Drug abuse slows down the central ner-
vous system which causes the brain to function
36. A person involved in drug abuse is a danger
to society.
37. A child can be abused physically, sexu-
ally, and verbally by an adult. The child can
reveal his/her abuse to someone trustwor-

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Sunday Chronicle April 9, 2006

Vale gXIv


The Passage

"What in heaven's name! Who gave you
permission to go in my work-basket and take
my thread and tracing paper? What is that you
got sticking to your foot? My good linen sheet!"
Philip sensed immediately that her rage had
gone to fever pitch.
"Your father will hear about this!"
She boxed his ear and dragged him from
under the house and into the house through the
Philip knew well how strict his father was.
Once or twice already he had been at the
receiving end of that thick, slick brown belt that
looked so cold and vicious that it made him
tremble just to look at it. He wondered without
much choice in the decision how his father
would treat him when he heard about how he
was under the house making a kite and stripping
a piece off a linen sheet for a tail.
But Philip liked his father in spite of this and
though. his punishment in the past had hurt he
felt he never got more than he deserved. He
had been naughty at times and forgetful. He
hoped this time it wouldn't be too severe; prayed
that by the time his father came his mother
would have cooled down enough to mix a plea
of leniency with her complaint against him.
Continue to write this story.

The Poem
Home Thoughts
Oh something just now must be happening there!
That suddenly and quiveringly here,
Amid the city noises, I must think
Of mangoes leaning to the river's brink,
And dexterous Davie climbing high above,
The gold fruits ebon-speckled to remove,
And toss them quickly in the tangled mass
Of wis-wis twisted round the guinea grass.
And Cyril coming through the bramble-track
A prize-bunch of bananas on his back;
And Georgie none could ever dive like him -
Throwing his scanty clothes for a swim;
And school-boys from Bridge-tunnel going home,
Watching the waters downward dash and foam.
This is a daytime dream, there's something in it,
Oh something's happening there this very
1. How do you know that the poet is away from
the place he is remembering?
2. Why has he not mentioned any of the un-
pleasant memories? Is he being romantic and
3. What do the words do to give pleasure in
this poem?
Writing: Let the poem above help you in your
writing of a story on the topic, "Paul sat on the
shore and wondered".
SAt last, the great moment arrives. The
television play goes 'on the air'.
The sets have all been dressed and lit during
the studio rehearsals. The artistes to make the
first appearance are in position on the opening
set. The rest of the cats are standing by, waiting.
The cameras are in their places a laid down in
the camera script, all ready to take the pictures.
%' Cables snake across the floor of the studio

between a mass of equipment. Lights are
blazing and microphones dangling from the ends
of the booms. And perhaps twenty or thirty people
(apart from the actresses and actors)m are
quietly moving about the studio stage hands,
firemen, property men, make-up girls, and
various technicians of different types.
The director says a few words to his cast and
his production assistant. He then goes into the
control gallery overlooking the studio to direct the
performance with his team of assistants.
Very soon a red light comes on in the studio.
This is a warning from the engineers that they
are ready to connect the studio to the network' -
the system that will carry the sound and vision
signals to the transmitting station. Immediately
the red light comes on, there is complete silence.
Everyone feels a little tense. Seconds seem
like hours as they wait for the play to begin. After
a few seconds two sign light up -'Sound On' and
'Vision On'. The studio has been connected to
the network and is 'alive'.
The producer gives an instruction to the
production assistant on the "intercom'. 'Cue
artistes,' says the producer. The production
assistant gives a signal and the play
The artistes say their first lines and the first
pictures are taken ....As the play proceeds, the
dolly operators move their cameras silently
across the studio floor, and the cameramen take
pictures from all angles. Working to their camera
script, they:move from set to set for the different
scenes, and take thousands of pictures.
As the various cameras move about the
studio, the 'shots' from each of the four (or
whatever number it may be) appear on their
respective television screens in the control
gallery. The director watches the screens most
critically and selects the pictures in the correct
order for transmission.
Switching from camera to camera as, he
selects the pictures as they are required to cover
the action, and they are transmitted within a split
second of their being taken.
And so the television play comes on to your
1. General Understanding
(i) "The sets have all been dressed ...." This
means ...
(ii) "By the opening set" (the writer means ...
(iii) What is a "cast"?
(iv) When the red light comes on, this means
that ...
(v) When do the cameramen move from one
set to another?
(vi) What is the director's task?

(a) Give the meaning of each of the following
as used in the passage. You may give a word or
short phrase.
(i) artistes; (ii) mass; (iii) transmitting
(iv) tense; (v) various

(b) For each of the four words given below
compose a sentence of at least ten words, in
which the word is used unchanged in form but
with a different meaning from its meaning in the
Comprehension Questions
1. What does "on air" mean?
2. Explain what a "camera script" is.

3. With what are the cables on the studio floor
4. What are the duties of (i) stage hands? (ii)
property men? (ii) make-up girls?
5. Why do "seconds look like hours"?
6. We are told that the studio is "alive". What
does this mean?
7. Explain the meaning of "respective".
8. Why does the director watch the screens
"most critically"?

Summarising: In not more than 40 words
explain what the producer (director) does.
Discussion: Every class must have a
television set.
Composition: (a) Write a brief description
of either your favourite television or radio
programme orthe programme you dislike most,
giving your reasons.
(b) The effect of television on the people in
my country.

See how pronouns are used
1. Johnson and he have been awarded
passes for the Shell Junior Basketball
2. Somebody probably knew besides you and
me. Who do you suppose informed on us?
3. He is a stout-hearted fellow whom they
believe will win the cup.
4. Employ whoever has met the
5. Samuel has promoted us boys. Do you
mind our learning?
6. Help Margaret and me assemble the
7. I've called to say goodbye to Bridgette. Do
you mind calling her?
8. Who do you think deserves the title? Is it
9. Everyone except me said the John
deserved it.
10. Let Florence and her help you.
11. Did anyone telephone for us girls?
12. Sampson plans to spend exactly as much
as she.
Nouns and Pronouns
The case of nouns and pronouns
1. Simon (nominative) picked six golden
marbles (objective) from the safe (objective).
2. She (nominative) presented Sandra
(objective) the two sets of knitting needles
3. The other boxes (nominative) contained
crochet needles (objective) in a variety of sizes.
4. One of the boxes (nominative) was labeled
"Crochet Need s for Baby Booties".
5. Simone (r )minative) crocheted two pairs
of booties (obje tive) for a friend (objective).
6. The friend (nominative) let her daughter
(objective) use iem (objective) at night.
7. Sometimes I (nominative) find you
(objective) a little disturbing.
8. You (nominative) left the keys (objective) in
the front door lock objectivee) again.
9. There went my plan (nominative) to attend
the Finance Comm :ttee meting! (objective)
10. I (nminatie, :.-rote my suggestions
(objective) on a slip of paper (objective) and
handed it t: the group leader (objective).


Sunday,Chronicle April 9, 2006

World Heailth Day

"Working Together for Health"

AS WE celebrate World Health
Day (April 7, 2006), we should
think carefully about the theme:
'Working Together for Health'.
Human health is cared for by
many types of institutions
working together. Municipalities
removing garbage and clearing
the drains, fogging and spraying
deter vectbrs of disease. The
water company working to-
gether with the Food and Drug

Department ensure that domes-
tic water is safe to drink. The
Environmental Protection
Agency encourages development
activities to operate in ways
that safeguard our rivers and
creeks as well as our ground wa-
ter. The hospitals provide us
with direct health care. It is the
view of many experts that
around the world, the workforce
caring directly for human health
is in crisis a crisis to which no
country is entirely immune.
This is why as individuals, we
should make a conscious effort
and assist our health care work-
ers in any way that we can; be
it by doing volunteer work or
just simply, following instruc-
tions and taking care of our-

This article focuses on the
link between water, its quality
and availability, and how these
impact on human health.
For some, the water crisis
means having to walk long dis-
tances every day to fetch
enough drinking water clean
or unclean -just to get by. For

others, it means suffering from
avoidable malnutrition or dis-
ease caused by drought, flood or
inadequate sanitation. Still oth-
ers experience it as a lack of
funds, institutions or knowledge
to solve local problems of wa-
ter use and allocation.
With so little water, basic
hygiene is frequently compro-
mised. It is estimated that
households getting water from
taps may use 30 times more
water for child hygiene com-
pared with those who have to
collect water from a communal
This brings the added bur-
den of illness to families already
living in poverty. Infectious
waterborne diseases such as di-
arrhea, typhoid, and cholera are
responsible for 80 per cent of
illnesses and deaths in the de-
veloping world, many of them
children. One child dies every
eight seconds from a waterborne
disease; 15 million children a
Global water consumption
rose six-fold between 1900 and

1995 more than double the
rate of population growth and
goes on growing as farming, in-
dustry and domestic demand all
As important as quantity is
quality with pollution increas-
ing in some areas, the amount of
useable water declines. More
than five million people die from
waterborne diseases each year -
10 times the number killed in
wars around the globe. And the
wider effects of water shortages

are just as chilling as the pros-
pect of having too little to drink.
Seventy per cent of the water
used worldwide is used for ag-
Although water is a renew-
able resource, supplies are lim-
ited and finite. Only one per
cent, of all water on our planet,
is readily accessible, for use. Of
this, 73 per cent goes to agricul-
ture, 20 per cent to industry and
seven percent to domestic and
recreational needs such as drink-
ing and other non-potable uses.
Water is not evenly distrib-
uted, or used, around the world.
Two billion people do not have
access to adequate and safe wa-
ter supplies. This means epi-
demics, hunger, despair and
death. In many parts of the
world, water shortage puts enor-
mous strain on rural households,
especially women, who have to
travel to great distances, every-
day, to fetch water for the fam-
ily needs. Women and female
children who have to travel to
collect water pay a high cost.
Less time is available for caring
for children, preparing food, or
pursuing alternate economic ac-
tivities. In some regions the
women and girls must travel
through unsafe areas and are
vulnerable to attack. Families in
many cases must forego send-
ing their girls to school, per-
petuating the grinding cycle of
illiteracy and poverty.
The water crisis has its im-
pact, not only on people, but
also on the environment and,
other living things. Fish. birds
and countless living creatures
are crowded out, marooned, or
poisoned, as industry and agri-
culture re-route rivers, dry up
wetlands, dump waste and oth-
erwise disrupt natural ecosys-

In many parts of the world,
water crisis is linked to politi-
cal crisis. There are predictions,
that future wars will be fought
on water issues, stemming out
of the social conflicts over shar-
ing of scarce water sources. It
is said, that this century will de-
cide the powerful nations on the
basis of availability of water to


International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development

Invitesyou to participate in a
Public Forum on

Monday April 10, 2006
at 17:00 hrs

Rupununi Room
Hotel Tower
Main Street, Georgetown

Members of Iwokrama's Board of Trustees
will respond to Questions from the floor ,-



a particular nation.

Being a watei-rich nation
does not exempt us from the re-
sponsibility of water conserva-
tion. In
order to
P I place
our -
selves in
., a posi-
: tion, to
turn our
water wealth to our advantage,
we as a country:have to inte-
grate water conservation into

the fabric of our everyday lives.
Our industries must increas-
ingly find ways to reuse and re-
cycle water, to reduce wastage
and to protect water quality. At

the household level, we must
practice water-wise behaviour
by turning off taps when not in
use and installing water saving
fittings. It is our duty to pro-
tect our
and riv- ,
ers from
oil and ,'

other harmful chemicals.
It is clear that water wast-
age is money down the drain;
but it is: more than that, it is our
future down the drain.

Remember that you can
share you findings and
ideas with me by sending
your letters to: "Our Envi-
ronment", C/o EIT Divi-
sion, Environmental Protec-
tion Agency, IAST Building,
Turkeyen, UG Campus,





The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development
Bank for the New Amsterdam-Moleson Creek Road Rehabilitation Project. One component
of the Project is the Institutional Strengthening of the Ministry of Public Works and
Communications. Whilst the main focus of the project will be directed at the Work Services
Group (WSG) of the MPW&C. the project will take into account the wider needs of
transport professionals in other transport modes. Combining. where appropriate. employees
from air and maritime transport with road transport officials in capacity building and
institutional strengthening measures will offer unique opportunitiesto share best work
practices, raise common problems and arrive at meaningful solutions.
The main objective of this consultancy is the provision of technical assistance for the
transferral of knaow-how and expertise to help build capacity in the transport sector and
strengthen relevant institutions.

The Works Services Group now invites eligible Consultancy Firms from any member
country of the IDB to submit their expression of interest which must include details
of work in the same area of specialization. Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained
upon request from the under-mentioned address during normal working hours.

The overall responsibility for the performance of the duties described in the Terms of
Reference shall be undertaken by the Team Leader.

The total duration of the study should not exceed four months.

The selection of the shortlist will be based on qualifications and relevant experiences
of the firm.

Interested firms are required to submit their Expression of Interest by April 13, 2006.

Applications must be placed in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

The Coordinator
Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works
Wight's Lane, Kingston

Applications must be clearly marked at the top left-hand corner "PROVISION OF

Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Coordinator. Works Services
Group. Wight's Lane. Kingston. Georgetown.
Phone: 592 22 60650 ext. 108, Fax: 592 22 52689, E-mail: wse ii:wirclcssew .com
Government ads can be viewed at

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The Government of Guyana, has set up a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit to work with community groups, among
other stakeholders, to implement a broad-based and participatory PRS Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy. Regional PRS
Committees have been established in several regions to coordinate community level activity in monitoring progress toward
the achievement of the goals of the PRS on a voluntary basis. Committees are now being established in
Regions 1 and 7.

Applications are hereby invited for the posts of Regional Coordinator, Region 1, Regional Coordinator Region 7, and for
Committee members in both regions. Applications should be sent to the Head, M & E Unit, PCPMU, Office of the President,
New Garden Street, Georgetown, by April 30 2006. Applicants must be resident in the region.

Qualifications (Coordinators)
[ Tertiary level training such as a Diploma or Degree in an appropriate area of study
] Demonstrated experience in leadership roles and effective oral and written presentation skills.
Coordinators are paid a stipend and transportation expenses. The appointment will be for a period of one year in the first
instance. Incumbents are eligible for reappointment on an annual basis upon satisfactory performance.
Qualifications (Committee Members)
D Relevant experience in community work with demonstrated knowledge of local environment and/or
O Training in related areas of community work, local development initiatives etc.
0 Ability to engage community members in M&E field activities.
Committee members are paid transportation and meal allowances in accordance with activities undertaken, and are
appointed for one year in the first instance. Incumbents are eligible for reappointment on an annual basis upon satisfactory

Complete Terms of Reference for these positions may be obtained from the M&E Unit, Office of the President, New Garden
Street or your Regional Democratic Office
Telephone 223-0971/75 or Fax 223-523)

I hereby apply for the following positionss. (Please indicate which positions)

Regional Coordinator, Region 10 Regional Committee Member, Region 1E]

Regional Coordinator, Region 7L Regional Committee Member, Region 7[

N a m e : .....................................................................

A address: ................................. .............................

Sex: Male] Female

Telephone Num ber (s): ................................... ......... ... .. ...

E-Mail address if any: .............................................. ........................

Current activities job or otherwise: ...................................... ... ...............

Experience in community activities: ................... ......... ..................

Previous experience in PRSP activities if any: ...........................................

Q ua lification(s): .. .. ..... .... .. .. ... ...................................... ...

What can you contribute to this process by becoming a PRS Coordinator/Committee member?

Government ads can be viewed at

(continued from
last week)

Cause: Colletotrichum
Affected Plant Stages: Pre-
emergence, seedling stage,
vegetative growing stage,
flowering stage, fruiting stage
and post-harvest.
-Affected plant parts:
Leaves and fruits
Symptoms: Anthracnose
may develop as post-harvest
decay of fruits. Appears on
mature pods as small, water-
soaked shrunken lesions that
expand rapidly, to 3-4 cm in
diameter. Fully expanded lesions
are sunken and range from dark
red to light tan. The lesions
have dark fungal spores in
them, and a characteristic
concentric ring appearance. On
leaves, large grey areas bordered
with black and dotted with black
spores are present.


Control: 1. Use only clean

2. Practise crop rotation
3. Spray with Benlate
alternately with Control and
Saprol. Begin spray at flowering
and continue with harvesting at
weekly intervals.

Benlate systemic foliar, seed
and post-harvest treatments
1-2 tsp/3.8 1 (5-10 g/

Control contact, foliar applied
1-2 tbsp/3.8 1 (15-
Saprol systemic, foliar applied
1-2 tsp/3.8 1 (5-10

Cause: Alternaria solani
Affected Plant Stages:
Fruiting stage and post-harvest
Affected plant parts:
Leaves, stems and fruits
Symptoms: The disease
appears as small, irregular brown
dead spots on older leaves up
to 16 mm in diameter with
concentric black rings, with
spots being surrounded by a
yellow area. With many lesions
the whole plant turns yellow.
On the stems, lesions are brown
sunken area. Fruit infections
occur while the fruit is green.
Spots are dark, leathery and
sunken with a ridged
Infection occurs during
warm, rainy and humid weather.
Control: 1. Use clean seed.
2. Destroy crop debris
3. Crop rotation
4. Seed treatment (0.2% a.i.
thiram at 30oC for 24 hours)
5. Wet seed treatments most
effective e.g. Ceresan 0.1% for
15 minutes.
6. Alternate Manzate,
Control and Benlate with
Mankocide to prevent the
spread of the disease at the
above rates.

Cause: Rhizoctonia solani
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
inflorescence, fruits, seeds and
growing points.
Symptoms: Early infection
gives rise to seed decay and pre-
and post-emergence damping-
off. Later infection causes stem
canker, eyespot and other
diseases which results from, the
decay of the stem cortex and
may be accompanied by
stunting, yellowing and leaf-roll
A cool and damp
environment is optimal for
infection. Symptoms appear
when the plant is under heat and
water stress, and include wilting
and death of the plants. The
taproot will have reddish brown
lesions which are a diagnostic
characteristic for this disease.
Control: 1. Seed treatment
with a recommended fungicide.
2. Crop Rotation

Cause: Leveillula taurica -
Oidiopsis taurica (asexual stage)
Affected Plant Stages: Post-
Affected plant parts:
Leaves, stems and growing
Symptoms: This disease is
favoured by warm temperatures
Chlorotic blotches or spots
appear on the upper leaf surface
which may become necrotic.
When numerous, they may fuse
resulting in a general chlorosis
of the leaves. On the lower leaf
surface, the lesions develop a
necrotic flaking and often
covered with a white to grey
powdery growth. Premature leaf
abscission is a prominent
symptom of powdery mildew
exposing fruits to direct sun
Control: 1. Fungicides have
been effective in controlling this
Tri-Miltox Forte 410 WP
applied at 1.9 to 3.8 kg per
hectare at 7-14 days interval
2. Sulphur dust and spray
is effective.
3. Neem treatments and
bicarbonate were found to be

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From page XVI Cutworms
Agrostis spp.
effective. Affected Plant Stages:
Apply all chemicals to the Seedling stage
lower leaf surface. Affected plant parts:
4. Proper irrigation to Leaves and young stems
prevent drought stress of aging Symptoms: Cutworms are
plants. dull grey, brown or black, and
may be stripe or spotted, up to
GEMINIVIRUS 50 mm in length, soft bodied
Cause: Geminivirus and smooth. They curl tightly
Affected Plant Stages: All when disturbed. Cutworms cut
stages of plant growth leaves and young stems
Affected plant parts: damaging seedlings and
Leaves and fruits transplants above, at or just
Symptoms: The common below the soil surface.
symptoms are stunting, Coitrol: 1. Plant seedlings
curling or twisting of leaves, that have been hardened or at
bright yellow mosaic, least 4-5 weeks.
distorting of leaves and fruits 2. Place a plastic collar or
and reduced yield. aluminium foil around the
seedling stem.
Control: 1. Control is 3. Use recommended
difficult once plants become insecticides.
2. The virus is spread by
whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci), LEAFMINER
hence this vector should be Agromyza spp.
controlled using recommended Affected Plant Stages:
insecticides. Vegetative growing stage,
4. Destroy all perennial flowering stage and fruiting
weeds which harbour the stage.
whiteflies. Affected plant parts:
5. Crop rotation. Leaves
Symptoms: The larva is
PEPPER MOTTLE VIRUS yellow about 3 mm long and
Cause: Pepper Mottle Virus lives inside the leaves. Adult
Affected Plant Stages: flies are less than 3 mm in
Vegetative and reproductive length, black and yellow flies.
stages Damage is done by the
Affected plant parts: feeding habits of the larvae
Leaves and fruits that leave irregular trails on
Symptoms: Mild chlorosis the leaves. Infected leaves
and stunting especially if plants are blotchy. Heavy
are young. Fruits are small, infestations can result in
malformed, mottled and may yellowing and premature leaf
have necrotic depressions. abscission and consequent loss
Control: 1.The virus is in yield. The larvae make long,
mechanically transmitted by slender, winding mines under
aphids; hence aphid control the epidermis of the leaves.
should be effected by
recommended insecticides. Control: 1. Remove infested
leaves and burn.
MANAGEMENT recommended insecticides such

as Triazophous and Triggard.
Affected Plant Stages:
Vegetative and reproductive
Affected plant parts:
Leaves and fruits
Symptoms: Thrips are
yellow, elongated insects less
than 1 mm in length found in
the upper and lower 'leaf
surfaces. Nymphs and adult
flies feed on leaves causing
discoloration, fruits are also
discoloured, distorted and
hardened. Leaves are
distorted and curl upwards.
The lower surface of the
leaves develops a silvery
sheen that later turn bronze.
Some species are known
vectors for viruses.
1. Adequate and timely
irrigation regimes.
2. Crop rotation with
3. Use of
recommended insecticides such
as Vydate L. (2.5 ml/L)
and Admiral (1 ml/L).

Affected Plant Stages:
Vegetative and reproductive
Affected plant parts:
Symptoms: Whiteflies
are minute insects (2 mm)
with broad wings that are
covered with a fine, white,
waxy powder. First instar
nymphs are crawlers. Later
instars are light green, oval,
flattened and are attached to
the leaf surface.
Both the immature and adult
stages suck plant sap from the
leaves causing the leaves to
appear mottled, chlorotic and
eventually drop. Honey dew is
excreted and glazes over leaves,
allowing the development of
sooty mold. Whiteflies are

known to transmit viruses to
pepper plants.

1. Control weeds which
may act as alternate hosts.
2. Remove infected plants.
3. Use recommended

Blossom End Drop
This disorder first
appears as water soaked area
on the fruit. The tissue near
the blossom end of the pods

has a brown discolouration.
Spots elongate and become
brown to black, dry and
leathery. Discoloured tissue
shrinks until the affected
areas are flat or concave.
Fungi and bacteria may later
invade the affected area,
creating further rot. Pods
with blossom end rot usually
ripen prematurely.
This disorder is caused by
a calcium deficiency. It is also
associated with low soil
moisture, high temperature and
excessive nitrogen fertilisation
and root pruning during

1. If the soil is deficient in
calcium, apply limestone to low
pH soils or gypsum (calcium
sulphate) to high pH soils.
Refer to the section on liming
for rates.
2. Maintain a uniform
supply of soil moisture.
3. Avoid large amounts of
nitrogen fertilisers.
4. Irrigate when necessary
during rapid pod development.
5. Avoid cultivating near the
plant since this can cause root



Notice Is hereby given that the Sixty-Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Members
of The New Building Society Umited will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 24* April,
2006 at the Hotel Tower Umlted, 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 and 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.

By Order of the Board.

M.L. Arjoon,
246 March, 2006

Please NOte:

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

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Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown

The Government of Guyana wishes to inform the general public that the
unauthorized erection of billboards on the road reserve, property line to property
line is an offence. Anyone desirous of erecting billboards on the road reserve
must obtain written approval from the Chief Works Officer.

Persons who are in violation of erecting billboards without written approval from
the Chief Works Officer are instructed to remove same within fourteen (14)
days from the date of publication of this notice.
Should you fail to comply with this notice, I shall proceed to deal with the
obstructions) in the manner described by Section 29 of the Roads Act, Chapter
51:01 of the Laws of Guyana.

M. Amsterdam
Chief Works Offiaer
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Sunday Chronicle. April 9, 2006

PageXV,II .

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Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown


A vacancy exists for the position of Highway Engineer, Works Services Group, Ministry
of Public works and Communications

This is a senior position and the successful applicant will be required to supervise
international highway construction projects and related studies, which will be executed
by International Contractors and Consultants respectively.


A recognized Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification


Recognized specialist Post-Graduate Degree/Diploma


A minimum of seven (7) years experience in planning, designing, construction and
maintenance of roads. Knowledge of materials engineering is a requirement and training
in project management, safety engineering or computerized road maintenance systems
will be a definite asset.

Applicants with detailed CV's should be submitted no later than April 21, 2006, to the:

The Coordinator
Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works & Communications
Fort Street
Government ads can be viewed at

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National Insurance Scheme would like to use the opportunity to remind all
employers and representatives to ensure that the following are adhered to when -. "
completing Contribution Schedules (CS2/CS6): "

1. The correct names and NIS Numbers for all employees are clearly stated on all o0

2. If the NIS Numbers for the employees are not yet available, that the dates-of-births I
be inserted instead (not passport or Current I.D. Numbers). "II

N.B., EmployerslRepresentatives are encouraged to register employees as:
early as possible so that their NIS Numbers can replace dates of births on
future Schedules.

3. No cents must be included in the figures recorded on Contribution Schedules.

4. Totals for actual earnings, insurable earnings and number of employees must be
stated on Contribution Schedules.

5. All print/writing must be legible on Contribution Schedules.
I 4I
Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place "
P.O. Box. 101135
Tel: 227-3461. ......... .' J


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ARIES Turn your energies on completing the project rather than expand-
ing it. That means if you have been renovating your kitchen, go ahead
and lay the contact paper on the new shelves you installed last week, make
sure you've got the right knobs for the cabinets, and then go ahead and
put those on too. Don't decide that you should throw out the new cabi-
nets, tear down the connecting wall, and make the whole apartment one
big open room. It's not the best use of your time, after all.

TAURUS Okay, be honest: Are you the only person at the office who
really carefully double checks the facts, figures and spellings before big
reports go out? And does everybody know you'll fix it, so they go ahead
and let things slide? If (being very, very honest, remember) you can an-
swer 'no,' then good. But if you have to answer 'yes,' maybe it's time to
change things up a little.

GEMINI Strike while the iron's hot. That's your mantra today. And it
sure looks (and feels) like the iron is heating up, so go for it! Whether
you're making changes at work or at home, now is the time. Don't think
twice. Don't pick up a thermometer at the corner store to double-check
exactly how hot the iron is. No, you know when it's hot, and you know
just what to do. Here's a bet that things will never quite be the same

CANCER If you've been feeling a little frustrated lately with some of the
endeavours you've been attempting, why not try again? Something has
shifted in a way that frees up some resources that could come your way if
you just open the doors to them. So if the bell rings and there's a man
standing there on your doorstep with a truck full of just exactly the right
shade of red paint for your barn (that the hardware store said had been
discontinued), take the paint!

LEO -- You've never met an honest, from-the-heart expression of care and
kindness and dedication you didn't like. And with good reason! These
kinds of heartfelt messages are the stuff that real human connections are
made of. If you send or receive a few, and you probably will, then you'll
know you most certainly haven't lost your person-to-person touch. And
that's a great thing!

VIRGO -- You are refreshed and ready to go. So be sure to take time to go
to your kickboxing class or jog through the park or just walk around all
morning long. You'll really feel the difference between what it's like to
feel good and what it's like to feel great when you take a good mood
and add a healthy, active lifestyle. Today could be the beginning of some
fantastic new habits. Good for you!

LIBRA If there's a problem in the garden Slugs? Snails? Bulbs aren't
blooming? Weeds are all-consuming? you're going to put on your gar-
dening gloves and solve it. If there's a problem in the bathroom Toilet
broken? Water boiler smoking? you're going to put on your bathroom-
problem-fixing gloves and fix it. What's the ultimate household necessity?
Trouble-solving you!

SCORPIO You are razor-sharp on your foggiest days. Today is not foggy;
on the contrary, you are seeing the world (and your work) with crystal
clarity. This is convenient, as a couple of tricky problems need to be solved
by you. Don't worry: You'll take the problems, submit them to your brain's
laserlike light, then go to work on them with mind-blowing precision and
the most modern techniques. Now, that's clarity for you!

SAGITTARIUS -- You've reached a real turning point, and you could react
in a whole new way. When you reach a difficult point in your work or your
relationship, what do you usually do? Back off? Try to appease the other
person? Concede too much too soon? Today is the day to try something
different. Don't let guilt or anything else lead you to do something that's
not right for you. Stick to your position and you'll get what you need.

CAPRICORN -- You care deeply about the environment. Right now, you
might take that care a step further and get involved in some sort of activ-
ity- or group that does something concrete to protect the earth. Whether
you recycle bottles or engage in a movement demanding better public
transportation, you're using your considerable talents to effect change.
You and your world will be the better off for it.

AQUARIUS You look after the little things. You make sure the recycling
goes into the recycling bin. You fold the towels just so. You buy whipped
cream for your strawberries. You add a sprig of parsley to every bowl of
soup. You clean behind your ears. Sure, the world wouldn't come to an
end if you didn't do these things, but it's so much nicer when you do!
Keep up the good work.

PISCts -- Sometimes you do a lot. ,nd sometimes you do too much. It s
time to give yourself a break. You've been working really, really hard, and
it's time to rest and rejuvenate. It will be better for your long-term stamina,
and you need to practice saying no anyhow. So this morning, get started.
Look in a mirror. Say, 'no, I can't do that today.' Then add, silently, 'I'm
having a personal day of rest. Just for me,'.


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Biotechnology & Biosafety Column

Sponsored by the-G-uviana-UNEP-GEF National Biosafety Framework Project

(University of Missouri photo)

Aspects of the biology of this worm which has less than 1000
cells in its entire body

Designer GM foods for healthy living and hearts

LAST week, we presented you with a very informative car-
toon on DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, the chemical basis of our heri-
table characteristics the genes. This week, we bring you an excit-
ing scientific breakthrough in biotechnology at the interface of the
three biotechnologies
Appearing in this month's issue of the journal Nature Biotech-
nology is the major biotechnology news of the month and perhaps
one of the major biotechnology achievements so far genetically
engineered cloned pigs with the healthy omega-3 fat, which natu-
rally occurs in abundance in fish! From our earlier articles we know
omega-3 fats are very good for our hearts and brains.
A team of scientists led by Professor Randall Prather, the dis-
tinguished Professor of reproductive biotechnology at the Univer-
sity of Missouri Columbia and Professor Liangxue Lai of the same
University teaming up with colleagues at the Harvard Medical school
and the University of Pennsylvannia Medical centre achieved this
unique feat.
They did so by transferring the humanisedd' gene for
synthesising omega-3 fatty acid from a well-studied worm called
Caenorhabditis elegans (shown below) into the cloned pigs (two
of the famous piglets are shown on the right in the photo below).
Incidentally, the detailed study of the biology of this worm won
Professors Sydney Brenner of the University of California Ber-
keley, John Sulston of Cambridge University and Robert Horvitz
of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Nobel Prize in
Physiology or Medicine in 2002.

Two GM Omega-3 fatty acid-enriched piglets at right with
normal piglet at left

Cell lineage (1090 cells)

The nematode
C. elegans
(959 cells)

living cell dead cell

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: or

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

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Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 394th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Mutton is the meat from mature sheep (usually over 2 years old), is dark red in colour and rich in flavour. It can
also be tougher than the younger lamb and therefore requires more careful cooking. However it can be
transformedinto tastydishes wth a it ttleimagination. Herearetwodeliciousrecipesforyou totry.

1 lb shoulder of mutton, cut in
small pieces
1 tsp INDI Curry Powder,
or more if desired
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 medium sliced onion
1 hot pepper ,cut up omit seeds
1 cup hot water
V2 cup dice potatoes

Season meat with salt, pepper ,onion ,
INDICurryPowder and allow to stand for
about 1 hour. Heat fat in skillet. Stir
occasionally. Add water and potatoes,
cover tightly, cook on low flame until meat
is tender and gravy is thicken. Add mover
water if necessary, serve hot over cooked

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Spaghetti,& Mutton Casserole

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V2 Champion Spaghetti
3 tbsp tomato sauce
1 egg
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
3 tbsp oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Beat egg and to minced mutton.
Add breadcrumbs and seasoning
and shape into balls. Grease a

Pour 700 ml of water into pressure cooker and
'," bring to boil. Add Champion Spaghetti and salt.
: 'Close cooker, bring to full cooking pressure on
maximum heat. Reduce to minimum heat and
co6k for 5 minutes. Open immediately after
release steam pressure and remove Champion
spaghetti. Place a 'thick layer of Champion
spaghetti in the mould. Cover with tomato sauce.
Top with meat balls. Cover with greaseproofpaper
g ':. Pour 225 ml of water in cooker. Place grid with
mould on top and bring to boil. Close cooker, bring
to full cooking pressure on maximum heat.
Reduce to medium heat and cook for 12 minutes.
Allow to cool gradually. Open and serve hot.

Baking Powder
Cutard PowderCurry Powder
Black Pepper Gara Mala
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Communing with God

what was possible in the Past is not impossible today. At the
beginning of her first book, "The Warning," she says:

What I have to say to you :
Is not from me From eire page
But from what I have heard
The Lord say to me
As I have sat in His Presence.....
The communications and messages she received occur in tan-
dem with severe struggles in the spirit against the various forces of
Evil as personified in a variety of diabolical and horrible forms. The
arena in which these horrible and ugly demonic forms operate in
Guyana which is a land being threatened to be overwhelmed by
evil, sorrow and disaster.
The communications are made in a kind of prose/verse in very simple
English and fall naturally into stanzas or paragraphs. These stanzas and
paragraphs have their own peculiar physical shapes. Indeed, when one
reads the books, one has the feeling that these physical shapes have a
hidden meaning of their own. Dr. Mootoo did not write the communica-
tions in her own words; she transmitted and transcribed exactly what was
communicated. And, very curiously, the physical shapes of the paragraphs/
stanzas came about on their own.
The moral themes of the books call for the inhabitants of
Guyana to live moral and ethical lives and to have sincere and unal-
loyed belief in God and His works. The Church needs to be cleansed
of hypocrisy, deceit, sloth and immorality as well as the pervasive
evil of demonic spirits which were brought here from the ancestral
homes of Guyana's multi-racial population. These spirits also af-
feet other religions as well.
These books note the decay of the family, the fragmentation of;
society, racism, politics losing its focus, corruption and dishonesty.
of public figures and narco and other crimes. Indeed, many of the e
crimes and violence which were so prophetically stated have laier.
on unfolded themselves in view of everyone. It is uncanny to be'
told of the crime waves months or years before they have mani-
fested themselves.
SIn these books, Dr. Prema was given the task of fighting off tl
massive attacks the demonic forces were going to unleash oti
Guyana. She fought these attacks in the spirit and with divine hel
and support she was able to overcome. The importance and signifi
chance of these successful struggles in the spirit against the forces
Evil and their manifestations were that when the actual physic,
assaults by the various facets of Evil would have. been made 6
Guyana, they would be weaker as they had already been defeat'
in the spirit. And the defeat on the plane of the spirit ensures ul
mate victory.
The books depict a very confused, trying and dangerous time,
Guyana. And in all of this, the forces of pessimism, sloth, corruption
carelessness suffuse all aspects of life demoralising the nation.
There is, however, a very strong underlying hope of reden
tion and the return of Guyana to a more ordered, ethical, dece
and God-fearing country. This redemption would be achieved
more and more of the people turn to God.
Though Dr. Mootoo is of a strong Christian background, the comrs
nication she received, her struggles in the spirit against the demonic force
the vision of an ordered and happier society, and the vision of the Guyane
people achieving pure, clean, brighter and happier lives and ever being en
veloped in tie divine influence, transcends any particular religious Fail
and achieves a universalism.
To people of Faith and particularly believing Christians. Dr.,
Mootoo's books could deepen and help to bring greater coimnut'
ment to their Faith. To non-Christians, the moral message and ihe'
foretelling of certain types of violence, crimes and disasters \, Inch,
will affect society and of which there is so much evidence v. would'
be reason enough to read the books.
The books have been printed locally to a very high stanq
dard and cost about $2,000 (G) each. The editions are very lihm.
ited and could be obtained from Dr. Mootoo at her Brickdam,
Georgetown office.
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still gets stage fright

By Jason Szep

BROOKLINE (Reuters) She has two Academy Awards and 13
Oscar nominations over an illustrious 30-year Hollywood ca-
reer, but actress Meryl Streep says she still suffers from stage
S "As intrepid as actors are, and as long as a career may be, you
still are terrified of walking in front of people," she told a news
conference on Wednesday in Brookline, Massachusetts, where she
was to receive an.award from the Coolidge Corer Theater, a film
In her latest film, 'A Prairie Home Companion', Streep faced a
live audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, sing-
ing country ballads on a radio show with her onscreen sister played
by Lily Tomlin.
A day earlier, veteran director Robert Altman prepared her for
Sthe live performance by shooting in such a way that made Streep
improvise, filming in long takes in high-definition digital video with
three cameras running simultaneously.
If she forgot a line, she had to come up with something on the
spot because Altman kept his cameras rolling.
"The most challenging thing was the very first day when I came
to work, the director told me, 'We're down here in this basement
and there are three cameras and there are 17 mirrors and we're go-
ing to shoot the first 10 pages,"' she said, referring to Altman's
onstage use of mirrors for an edgy feel.

It was a. Sunday, and Streep said she expected three or four
days of shooting. Altman had other plans. "He said, 'no, no, no
we're going tod shoot the first 10 pages today,"' she said.
"Lily and I just looked at each other. We couldn't remember
what to say, so we just said whatever came into our minds," she
Said. "He kept us going and he was unafraid, and it made us un-
afraid and that led naturally to the next day which was out on the

(L-R) DIRECTOR Robert Altman and actors Meryl Streep, Kevin
Kline and John C. Reilly answer questions from reporters at
the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts
April 5, 2006. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

stage in front of everybody," she said.
By that time, Streep said, she had bonded with Tomlin and felt
prepared for live acting.
'A Prairie Home Companion', which also features Woody
Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Lindsay Lohan and Kevin Kline and
opens in U.S. theaters on June 9, tells the story of an old-fash-
ioned radio show threatened with closure.
It was written by Garrison Keillor, real-life host of the titular
program that is heard every week by millions of listeners around
the world.
Keillor plays himself in the picture, which was shot in the
Fitzgerald Theater that is home to the radio show.
The film, which was warmly received at the Berlin Film Festi-
val in February, cuts from backstage, where characters reminisce
about the good old days, play vinyl records, apply their makeup
and even drop dead, to the stage where music from country and
folk to commercial jingles dominates.
Streep and Tomlin wear their hearts on their sleeves when they
perform, while Harrelson and his singing sidekick John C. Reilly,
kick up a storm with their bawdy cowboy comedy act.
Kline imagines himself to be a private eye in the Raymond Chan-
dler mold, while Virginia Madsen plays a mysterious angel. .
Altman, who collected a lifetime achievement award at last
month's Oscars for a body of work that includes "M*A*S*H,"
"Gosford Park" and "Nashville," said that at age 81 he still feels he
has more movies to make.
He likened his creative process to making french fries.
"You get the water boiling, you get the potatoes and throw
them in, whatever one comes to the top is the one I am going
to do," he said. "I have not reached the stage where nothing
came up."

CHICAGO (Reuters) Rapper
Eminem has filed for divorce
for a second time from Kim-
berly Mathers, less than
three months after the couple
remarried, his publicist said
on Wednesday.
The Detroit rapper, whose
real name is Marshall Mathers
III, filed divorce papers in
Macomb County, Michigan, in
the latest twist to the couple's
turbulent relationship.
The high school sweet-
hearts divorced in October 2001
after a two-year marriage, me-
morialized in his 2000 hit 'Kim',
a graphic rap fantasy about her
death. They engaged in a bitter
custody fight over daughter
Hailie, now 10.
In January, the hip-hop su-
perstar, 33, announced on a De-
troit radio station that he and
Kim, 31, had reconciled. They
remarried in a January 14 cer-
emony attended by fellow hip-
hop artists, including 50 Cent.
'1 can confirm the divorce pa-
pers have been filed," publicist
Dennis Dennehy of Interscope-
Geffen Records said. "Beyond that
we have no comment"
Eminem has denied he plans

to retire but suggested he would
take a break from recording and
"He's trying to figure that
out himself," Dennehy said of
Eminem's career plans.

His greatest hits collec-
tion, 'Curtain Call', was re-
leased in December. The
multiple Grammy-winning
rapper won an Oscar in 2003
for the song 'Lose Yourself'
from his movie '8 Mile'.

DRESSED to kilt!
A SMALL dog is dressed in a kilt at the DDressed to
Kilt' fashion show in New York April 3, 2006. Another
event at Fashion Week, the Animal Fair magazine show,
featured almost exclusively four-legged models. (Seth
Wenig/Reulers) ~

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CHICAGO (Reuters) Elizabeth Arden Inc., which already sells
Britney Spears perfumes, will add fragrances endorsed by
singer Mariah Carey to its celebrity lineup, the company said

on Thursday.
Under a licensing agreement, Carey's first fragrance will debut
in department stores in the spring of 2007. Elizabeth Arden said
Grammy Award winner Carey will be involved in all aspects of
product development, packaging and marketing.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Elizabeth Arden, based in New York, is no stranger to ce-
lebrity-endorsed fragrances. Besides the Britney Spears prod-
ucts, it has also sold the Elizabeth Taylor fragrance brands
White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor's Pas-
sions for years.