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for the elections plan and the
CEO was only on April 12
drafting Terms of Reference for
such a person.
He added that the Chairman
himself has stated that the 2001
OLE is genuine and so there
was no intention in the first
place to do verification.
The commissioners said
that revisions done to the
GECOM elections plan which
put the elections outside the
constitutionally due date did
not include provision for verifi-
"It was abundantly clear
that even without verification,
the August 4 date would not be
met; but it was convenient for
a number of persons. including
the Chairman, to preserve the
myth that the slippage had
something to do with verifica-
tion and the fingerprinting exer-
cise", the commissioners said.
Giving further reference to
what they claimed was lack of
transparency by the Chairman
in the name of GECOM, the
trio said it had been previously
decided that the April 13 letter
to the President should be sent
also to those institutions that
had shown an interest in being
accredited as domestic obsery-
"This has not been done.
This resistance to transparency
and courtesy in dealing with
stakeholders persist and there is
no mention in the release
(GECOM's latest press state-
ment) of the decision to inform
those arms of civil society that
have expressed an interest in
observing the electoral pro-
cess," they stated.
Further they contended that
the statement in the press re-
lease to the effect that the let-
ter was not so released to these
bodies "because of the possibil-
ity of the emergence of extrane-
ous interference which could
influence the completion of pre-
requisite tasks associated with
the electoral calendar" was not
part of their discussion.
"In any event, these threC
commissioners have no idea
what 'extraneous interference
or 'prerequisite tasks' are bemng
referred to," they said.
The commissioners said
they are familiar with the con-
cerns of the opposition parties
in Parliament and have persis-
tently pointed out that their
concerns about the OLE and
consequently the PLE cover
three areas: multiple registra-
tion, non-existent persons on
the lists, and persons whoi
should not be on the list by vir-
tue of not having a residence in
a polling area of Guyana to
which their registration can
They said the issue of mul-
tiple registrations is being dealt
with using the fingerprinting ex-
ercise, but the result of this ex-
ercise is not yet ready and so it
cannot be applied in the produe-
tion of the PLE, which they said
is already being printed.
In effect, they said when the
results emerge, GECOM would
then be objecting to its own list,
in cases where multiple regis-
trants are found.
Further, they said that for
more than 500,000 (440,000
from the 2001 OLE plus the
more than 71,000 from the
recent new registration pro-
cess) persons to be deemed to
be legitimate electors in a
population of less than
750,000, is "an extravagant
is systematically withheld or
dishonestly doctored to make
someone look good; in which re-
peated stated concerns are
pooh-poohed or attributed to a
conspiracy to not have elections;
and in which planning tools
such as Microsoft Project are
abused in an attempt to derive
statements deemed politically
"We are not saying we are
abandoning the nation to an un-
certain faith," Joseph offered,
but added that were they to
continue with things as it is, it
would lead to "chaos, dishar-
mony and violence."
However, the three cormmis-
sioners are not resigming just yet
and said they would like to meet
President Bharrat Ja~gdeo and in-
ternational donors funding the
electoral process to express
But, in an initial reaction to
the charges from the three
GECOM members, Ramotar
countered that these reflect
those of the main opposition
People's National Congress Re-
"When the PNC: were in
government, they undermined
and subverted democracy by
holding rigged elections. And
now that they are in opposition,
they are trying to undermine the
process to disenfranchise people
and trying to impose on the
people of this country,"
Ramotar told the Sunday
The latest development the
three said is that Chief Election
Officer Mr Gocool Boodhoo
(CEO) was yesterday at the
Guyana National Printers Lim-
ited printing the Preliminary
List of Electors (PLE) when
there was no verification of the
2001 Official List of Electors
(OLE) which is being used as a
basis for the PLE.
They said they "cannot in
good conscience" continue to
participate in the deliberations
of GECOM "under the current
style of leadership and under
the modalities currently im-
posed by that leadership."
Ramotar, General Secretary
of the main partner in the gov-
erning PPP/Civic alliance, ar-
gued that as far as the party is
aware, the 2001 OLE was
sanitised and the concerns re-
garding multiple registration
would be addressed by the fin-
gperprinting exercise done by the
Electoral Office of Jamaica.
Parris alleged that the me-
dia, political parties, other
stakeholders, and even President
Jagodeo have been treated to a
bag of "mix-truths, half-truths
andl non-truths" from Surojbally
through statements in the media.
As an example, he said it
is being purported that the
August 4 constitutional dead-
line for elections cannot be
met because of the insistence
of opposition parties that
there be verification of the
2001 OLE and electronic fin-
gerprinting of those on the
list to check for multiple reg-
However, he claimed this is
a "total falsity."
He noted that the elections
plan sent to the President on
April 13 does not contain veri-
fication and in fact the $261M
that was budgeted for verifica-
tion last year was handed back
because it was not used. He said
the 2006 budget makes no al-
lowance for verification.
Further, Parris charged that
there is no Project Coordinator
By Neil Marks
OPPOSITION nominated com-
missioners on the Guyana Elec-
tions Commission (GECOM)
are threatening to resign, say-
ing they are "fed up" with the
leadership of Chairman Dr.
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cuse of heading the country into
"disaster" with his management
of the 2006 general elections.
There was no immediate re-
action from Surujbally who it is
understood was out of
However, General Secretary
of the People's Progressive
Party (PPP) Mr. Donald
Ramotar, said the concerns of
the commissioners reflect those
of the main opposition party
and are "a simple attempt to
create crisis" and prevent the
holding of fr-ee and fair elections.
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ing cocked." Commissioner Mr.
Haslyn Parris charged at a press
conference yesterday he shar-ed
with fellow commissioners Mr.
Lloyd Joseph and Mr Robert
Williams at King's Plaza Hotel
on Main Street, Georgetown.
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opposition People's National
Congress Reform (PNCR) for
a meeting scheduled for
Tuesday, April l8.
The Sunday Chronicle
learnt yesterday that the
meeting could have taken place
before Tuesday but the
Leader was on an overseas visit.
While no official indication
could be obtained for the
proposed meeting, it is
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including the latest advisory
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The participants were
trained in areas of
Disaster Preparedness and
Response through the
introduction of a
OXFAM, the British-based
charity, said they also identified
focal point personnel and
volunteers who would work on
the Disaster Preparedness
committees in their respective
communities. This, it said, is
part of the "Sucpport for Food
Security, Livelihoods Recovery,
and Disaster Preparedness
project funded by the European
Commission Humanitarian Aid
The Friendship Primary
School south of the East Coast
Public Road had a record turnout
of 142 persons out of a targeted
70 persons, bringing the total
number of participants in
Burton to 207, OXFAM
It said the participants in
the Friendship Primary School
were so interested and
Preparedness Workshops for
communities along the coast
have ended with 21
communities identifying key
volunteers to carry out an
emergency disaster plan.
OXFAM said the final
workshop, held at the
Friendship Primary School
Wednesday was the 22nd in the
series of workshops completed
in the 21 flood-affected
communities along the East
The workshops aimed to
create awareness, formalise
committees and identify the
focal persons in the
communities of Chateau Margo,
Pigeon Island, Mosquito Hall,
Adventure, Paradise, Mon
Repos, Montrose, Vryheids
Lust, Success, Enterprise,
Melanie, Good Hope,
Annandale, Industry, Belmonte,
Dazzel Housing Scheme, Cane
Grove, Buxton. Better Hope
and Bee Hive.
The life of the 65-member
ends on May 4 and elections are
normally expected within three
months after the dissolution to
facilitate campaigning by all
An extension of the life of
the parliament would require a
two-thirds majority. But this
newspaper was informed thlt
the PPP/C administration has
no plans for either such an
extension or for an interim
It could not be
ascertained whether senior
party colleagues/advisers of
the President and Opposition
Leader would be involved in
Tuesday's meeting in which
the Organisation of
American States (OAS) and
the diplomatic community in
Guyana are said to have an
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The agriculture ministry
said 223,000 hectares of farm-
land were under water but
could not estimate damages
Back in Romania's western
county of Timis, the country's
worst hit region in last year's
floods, some who were dis-
placed last year were again vis-
ited by disaster.
"If the government exr-
pected floods again this year,
why did they move us here?"
loan Subulescu, whose new
house has been partially
flooded, told paper
By Radu Marinas
BUCHAREST (Reuters) The
Danube rose to its highest
level in over a century yester-
day, but a breached dam in
Romania eased pressure
downstream on towns and vil-
lages struggling to hold back
the floods, officials said.
Rivers fed by heavy rain and
melting snow crept higher
across the Balkans for the fourth
straight day, driving people
from their homes and swamp-
ing low-lying farmland and
mlinistry in charge with opera-
tions told Reuters.
Romania plans to submerge,
in all, about 90,000 hectares of
fertile soil on a 400-km (250
mile) stretch on the Danube's
nor-thern bank, a major area for
wheat and maize fanning.
The region is still recover
ing from devastating floods last
summer, which killed scores of
people and caused hundreds of
millions of euros in damage to
farmland and infrastructure.
dropped at Novi Sad, but au-
thorities braced downstream in
the capital Belgrade for the east-
ward-moving flood waters.
Hundreds of citizens and
soldiers worked overnight to
build an earth berm in the east
ern town of Smederevo after
water inundated its ancient for
tress, port and train station.
By Ori Lewis
Ariel Sharon's tenure as Is-
raeli prime minister formally
ended at midnight on Friday,
100 days after he was inca-
pacitated by a massive stroke.
At the same moment,
Sharon's long-time deputy,
Ehud Olmert, formally took on
the title of acting Israeli prime
Olmert won last month's
general election as head of the
Kadima party which was
formed last year by Sharon. He
is in the pr-ocess of forming a
new coalition government.
Under Israeli law, a prime
minister's incapacitation is
deemed permanent after 100
days and his title and powers
are revoked for good.
Sharon. 78, has been in a
coma in a Jerusalem hospital
since suffering a massive hem-
orrhagic stroke on Jan 4. He un-
derwent several brain operations
in the initial days of his
hsitalsto su ssnever re-
Olmert, who was vice pre
mier at the time of Sharon's
stroke, immediately assumed his
powers and was named interim
At a special session last
Tuesday, the Israeli cabinet
voted unanimously to designate
60-year-old Olmert the acting
prm hm nisterd Thea vote w
week-long Passover holiday
which began on Wednesday.
The title change from "in-
terim" to "acting" does not al-
ter Olmert's powers of office.
Olmert, whose Kadima
party won the most parliamen-
tary seats in Israel's March 28
general election, will take the full
fledged title of prime minister iri
the coming weeks if the new,
government he is currently
forming is sworn in as expected.
"I very much hope that
today's decision will be in effect
do cus a sot Teio, s mer
ho e we will be able to b ing
a nw government to parliament
for approval as quickly as pos-
sible he added.
Olmert has pledged to set
Israel's borders with or without
Palestinian agreement, through
evacuation of isolated Jewish
settlements in the occupied
West Bank and the strengthen-
ing of major settler blocs mn the
Sharon is expected to be
moved soon to a long-term care
facility, or back home to his
ranch in southern Israel under
For decades, the former
army general was a key fig-
ure in shaping the Middle
East. Long seen as an arche-
typal hawk and champion of
the settler movement, he was
first elected prime minister in
In his second term, Sharon
made an about-face, pulling Is-
raeli settlers and soldiers out of
the occupied Gaza Strip last
The dramatic move,
marking the first time Israel
has dismantled settlements
on land Palestinians want for
a state, stirred a far-right re-
volt in his Likud party, lead-
ing him to form Kadima.
Calls from a growing number
of retired US generals for
Defence Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld to resign over his
handling of the Iraq war are
inappropriate, former Joint
Chiefs of Staff Chairman
Gen. Richard Myers said yes-
teri former generals, joined
on Saturday by former NATO
commander Gen. Wesley Clark,
have spoken out against
Rumsfeld, accusing him of arro--
gance, ignoring his field com-
manders and micromanagement.
The calls come anid growing
fears of a civil war in Iraq and
slumping approval ratings for
Presdedn~tt seoro lac Bu
in the military either in uniform
or when you retire to make
those judgments. That's not the
military's role. They certainly
can. It's their right to do that, I
just think it's inappropriate,"
Myers told Fox News.
Clark, who ran for the
Democratic presidential nomina-
tion in 2004, disagreed with
"It's more than appropriate,
it's their responsibility," he told
Fox news. "I believe Rumsfeld
hasn't done an adequate job. He
shuld .took time out from
his Easter holiday on Friday to
express support for Rum~sfeld
and to counter the growing cho-
rus calling for him to step
"Secretary Rumsfeld's ener-
getic and steady leadership is
exactly what is needed at this
critical period. He has my full
support and deepest apprecia-
tion," Bush said in a statement.
Rumsfeld dismissed the res-
ignation calls mn an interview
beyond the generals who have
"Now these officers are
saying at least give us some-
body in the military chain of
command who will listen.
That's why Secretary Rumsfeld
has lost their confidence. He's
made bad policy choices. It's
tmyers re rseti ed last
year, said he never heard the
complaints being expressed
against Rumsfeld during the
four years he spent as America's
highest-ranking military officer.
"What I'm hearing now I
never heard as chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff," Myers
Rumfel itd mak te Ppe dgo
a more flexible organisation
could be one of the reasons for
the disenchantment among the
former senior officers.
One early US newspaper edi-
torial dismissed the White House
effort to save Rumsfeld's job.
"The ritual White House
public relations offensive is
wearing thin, especially when
the people calling for
Rumsfeld's resignation this time
wore so many stars on their uni-
forms," the St. Petersburg
Times said in an editorial on
Sathe damage in Iraq is
already done, but his
(Rumsfeld's) continued ten-
ure is now threatening to
harm and politicise the mili-
tary," it said.
Romanians on a boat pass by a flooded house in Fetesti,
150km (93 miles) east of Bucharest, Friday. Boosted by
melting snow, Danube waters rose to the highest level in
more than a century in some areas, flooding ports and
villages in Romania and Bulgaria. (Bogdan Cristel/Reuters)
Waters rose to a lll-year
high in the Romanian town of
Bazias, near its border with
Serbia, flooding around 5,000
hectares (12,355 acres) of farm-
land on the northern bank.
The river also flooded the
small port of Bechet, while sol-
diers and civil defence workers
scrambled to reinforce dykes
and build sandbag barriers on
both sides of the river.
"Authorities will try to
shore up a dam which defends
the Cozia village where swollen
waters destroyed nine houses,"
said lon Plesu, chief of the civil
defense in Mehedinti County.
started controlled flooding to di-
vert water, flowing near a record
15,800 cubic meters per second,
away from low-lying villages
and were helped by the collapse
of a dam in southwestern Ro-
mania which flooded farmland.
"The water flow has fallen
by 200 cubic meters per second.
This is a success," Beatrice
Popescu, of the environment
This time, floods have sub-
merged hundreds of houses
across the Balkans, displacing
thousands of people and leav-
ing tens of thousands more at
The Danube is expected to
continue rising until next week,
but on the Bulgarian side, wa-
ter levels stabilised yesterday,
giving reprise to towns where
the river had overcome the first
lines of flood defenses in recent
In the Bulgarian port city of
Lom, around 120 soldiers came
to reinforce civil defence work-
ers, but the town's mayor said
water levels were unchanged at
a record high 9.45 meters (29
"We continue to build dikes
and we are ready to react
quickly if water levels rise," said
Lom Mayor Penka Penkova.
In Serbia, the floods' first
victim was reported in the vil-
lage of Stari Kostolac on Friday
where water reached the roofs
of 200 houses. In the north of
the country, the Danube's level
U.S. Secretary of Defense
Donald Rumsfeld speaks
at a news briefing at the
Pentagon in Washington
April 11, 2006. (Yuri Gripas/
with A1Arabiya television aired
"Out of thousands and thou-
sands of admirals and generals,
if every time two or three
people disagreed we changed
ntheseecretary of def nce of the
merry-go-round," he said.
Clark said Rumsfeld's fail-
ure to heed the advice of senior
officers was a major complaint
and that the disaffection extends
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stranded in the south-west have
been taken to safety, the AFP
neDiegeo alaco TColombian
government minister, said
attempts to find those missing
in the mud had come to nothing'
"After hours and in spite of
tei ea orts, ai tamst hve n t
than 40 people who are
missing," he told AFP.
The heavy rains started on
Tuesday night and led to several
rivers bursting their banks early
A journalist covering the
disaster was swept away by a
The village of
reported to have been
conllpletel\ destroyed by
aid d "yh mltl y,
in the search for bodies",
local official Orlando
'The authorities say
the emergency workers
hio c ome unde rr %ated
said (,, to be from the
SForces of Colombia
he Gron has peaked i
so that rescue teams can do
More than 40 people have
beenekilsesd and t osads left
mudslides in this year's wet
season, which has also seen
thousands of hectares of crops
The rainy season began
in March and is forecast to
continue until June.
"They (passa passes)
feature alcohol, Wlegal drugs,
rude behaviour, lawlessness
and loud music," Hinds said.
He also spoke of several
instances where there was
firearm violence at these
fetes and noted that in two
instances one person was
murdered and serious injury
done to number ofpeople.
Hinds pointed out that in
most cases these fetes were
conducted without -the
required police permission.
He has issued a warning
to those engaged in such
practices' to cease
or feel the full weight of
"I have directed the force
to be on the lookout for any
such instances, wherever and
whatever, and take whatever
action is needed to bring this
thing to a halt
"We will scrutinise all
applications for liquor
licences and the playing of
loud music," he added.
Hinds also appealed to
people in charge of
community centres, car parks
and wide open areas to be
cautious about renting their
facilities for music-related
And he has urged the
public to inform the police
immediately about any venue
where a passa passa~tfete was
being advertised, either by
radio broadcast or word of
have tried to portray these
fetes as passive and cool but
we know that is not the case,"
by TIM SLINGER
THE NATION -POLICE have
out the brakes on "passa
passa" fetes in Barbados.
"We are moving to stamp
it out, and we are going to nip
it in the bud," Acting
Commissioner Bertie Hinds
told the SATURDAY SUN.
The acting police chief
said no liquor licences or
licences for the playing of Ioud
music would be issued to
people or organizations
wishing to stage "passa passa"
Noting that the new trend
had its origin in neighboring
Jamaica and was first used to
bring warring political
factions together, Hinds said
the fetes were bringing out
the worst form of activity
new landslide on Thursday and
is still missing. His cameraman
wuffer ng rom s ros itn rineud
Eight soldiers who were
manning a checkpoint are also
Hundreds of people have
been left homeless, or have been
forced to flee the rising waters,
Ms. Cindy Simon
Bajans ban 'passa
p assa' fet es
Mr. Sunil Karpen
6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 16, 2006
CH4V SINQH pl -
consists of a single or more conversations between
the two. Given the ready availability of today's super
technology and relevant testing of the familiar voices
of Felix and Williams, the FBI is certainly not faced
with an immense task to either give "clearance" of
involvement, or confirm authenticity in the recorded
What is of significance, and reflects President
Bharrat Jagdeo's apparent interest in pursuing, with
an even-hand, this highly controversial matter of
national security importance, is that he had made two,
important public statements prior to the Ministry of
Home Affairs forwarding the tape to the FBI:
+First, at an airport press conference in New York
earlier this month, President Jagdeo had stated, in
response to questions, that if the voice on the tape is
that of Felix, then it was "very unprofessional" for the
commissioner to have held such a conversation. A
very careful response.
+Secondly, on the evening of April 7, when he
addressed the annual conference of the Guyana
Police Force (GPF), against the backdrop of mounting
concerns over the nature of the conversation,
President Jagdeo went public with his expression of
"confidence" in the Commissioner and the Force he
leads. For such a stand the President won the applause
of the assembled representatives of the GPF.
+Thirdly, came last week's report that the
government had despatched to the FBI for
examination the tape recording of the alleged Felix-
Williams "conversation" on some very sensitive
matters with implications for national security. .
The assessment by the FBI which, incidentally, is
asoA eping f spbde the al tining dsaptphea nen o
Defence Force storage bond, would be crucial in
determining the non-involvement, or otherwise, of
Mr. Felix in the controversial tape recording, the
author or authors of which remain a mystery and a
challenge to be pursued.
Not just the government and the GPF, but the
PNCR and all other parliamentary parties, as well as
the diplomatic community and international donors to
Guyana would have an interest in the conclusion of
the FBI's examination of the tape recording. Much is
at stake for the national interest. Naturally, Mr. Felix
and Mr. Williams must also be anxiously waiting.
SThere are reasons to believe that the Association
of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) is also
monitoring this issue and would be keen to learn of
the FBI's finding and any related follow-up action.
So, we all await the FBI's report on its assessment
of that illegal recording of the claimed Felix-Williams
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fishing row was predominant in
public consciousness, a bigger
catch than flying fish off the
waters of Trinidad's sister island,
Tobago, was at the core of the
move international arbitration.
Barbados had chosen that
tribunal had "rejected each and
every claim" and on "all counts"
that had been advanced by
Not so, for Mi Mo...y
Barbados's Deputy Prime
Minister and former Attorney
General at the time the dispute
went to arbitration. For her,
Barbados had scored "a 99 per
cent victory" by virtue of the
ruling handed down.
Surely, both sides could not
have won such a decisive victory
- by "99 per cent" on one hand
(Barbados) or "on all counts" in
rejected claims (Trinidad and
No wonder, the Barbados
Daily Nation appropriately
headlined in its page-one lead
story of April 12: 'Sea
Divide', along with a relevant
The cartoon showed, at
left, a very pleased Prime
Minister Arthur doing a jig on
his island, and Prime Minister
Manning, at right, doing
likewise on his island, while a
perplexed fisherman in his small
boat asked: "Am I still out to
sea?", and received from the
cartoonist's character the
answer: "Yeah, dem still have to
anchor de arrangement...".
That arrangement has to do
with when and how Ba jan
fishermen could resume fishing
in what remains, for the Trinis,
THEIR flying fish territory.
circumstances, people across
the maritime boundary divide
are wondering aloud whether
the situation is really back to
No, insists BOTH the
governments of Barbados
and Trinidad and
Tobago. For now, therefore,
we must await the outcome
of resumed dialogue-
whenever it occurs for a new
fishing rights agreement.
THIS EASTER weekend,
when 'true believers' of
Christendom would continue
to ignore some of the
passionate debates by others
emotional questions like
rethinking the 'resurrected
Christ', or the'two Marys' in
His life, there are two
remarkable issues that I wish
to focus on today:
First, the claim by Jamaica's
first-ever woman Prime
Minister, Portia Simpson-
Miller, that she has been
"elected by God" to conduct the
affairs of this nation.
Secondly, a ruling
announced last week by an
international tribunal of the
Hague-based Permanent Court
of Arbitration (PCA) in the
maritime boundary dispute
between Barbados and Trinidad
and Tobago. It is so remarkable
that both countries have been
loudly claiming "victory".
For ordinary people, it
would baffle the mind that a
Prime Minister of Jamaica,
would wish to, as was earlier
manifested in the first term
of President George Bush,
extend a claimed "born again"
Christian experience to that of a
virtual divine mandate to govern.
In Bush's country, some
influential leaders and crusading
activists of the very
conservative religious right, had
exploited such a claim to an
extent that became
embarrassing for the President,
who now speaks with more
circumspection in public about
his relationship with God and
the inspiration receives in
making crucial decisions.
As a Christian of the
evangelical stream, admire not
just heads of government but
leaders and influential people in
general of all sectors of a nation's
life, who are not reluctant to
publicly acknowledge their
religious faith and commitment.
There is, however, the
significant difference in proudly
bearing one's faith, as Prime
Minister Simpson-Miller, the
popular 'Sista P', is doing, and in
reality that it carries a seemingly
unintended message questioning
the integrity and competence of
boards on which no such
Undoubtedly well meaning,
Prime Minister Simpson-Miller
should be mindful that she does
not squander the goodwill
she currently enjoys while
strategising with the gamble of a
snap general election.
A mix of some old-fashioned
should serve to '
remind her that
she now stands
on similar ground as R
the politician she
PNP leader and
Prime Minister -
Simply put, having
been elected as the new PNP
leader and by no means with
the overwhelming support of
she unsuccessfully challenged in
1992 'Sista P', is yet to be
endorsed by the national
electorate, distinct from that
facilitated by a
For Patterson, this national
endorsement came in 1993, the
year following his succession of
Michael Manley as party leader
and Prime Minister. 'Sista P'
may well have the joy of similar
achievement and, in so doing,
bring glory to the PNP with an
unprecedented successive fifth
term in government.
Until then, it may be wise to
be humble in the management
of her claim to have been
"elected by God".
A BOUNDARY DISPUTE:
So far as the second remarkable
decision is concerned, the
maritime boundary dispute
between CARICOM's member
states, Barbados and Trinidad
and Tobago, it will take some
MS MIA MOTTLED
course without exhausting
CARICOM's~ available "good
office" mechanism in disputes
Think of oil and gas resources -
rich as they are for Trinidad and
Tobago -and with assumed potential
for Barbados within the disputed
maritime boundary -and the passion
for a legally binding decision by
international arbitration becomes less
difficult to understand.
But in their wisdom, the five
legal experts involved in the
court's decision ruled in favour
of the establishment of a
demarcated boundary right in
the very middle of the waters
that divide the two CARICOM
members, and urged them to settle
down to working out a practical
rights to fishing arrangement.
Trinidad and Tobago claimed
outright victory, with its Xttorney
Jeremic, firmly declaring that the
time in careful independent,
objective legal assessment to
determine who really "won" in
the ruling handed down last week
by the Perm~anent Court of
Arbitration under the jurisdiction
of the United Nations
Convention on the Law of the
A protracted fishing dispute
between the two countries that
deprives Bajan fishermen from
plying their trade, without
permission, in what Trinis
consider their lawful territory,
had trigged the initiative by the
Barbados government of Prime
Minister Owen Arthur in
February 2004 to pursue the
international arbitration route,
via UNCLOS, for a final and
legally binding decision.
For Barbados, while the
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WLO NI TIN O
'TOB E PRP E
An Editorial Viewpoint
By RICKEY SINGH
ONE OF Iast week's quite surprising news was the
disclosure that the Guyana Government had forwarded
for independent and reliable assessment by the United
States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) the tape
of an illegal recording of an alleged conversation
between Police Commissioner Winston Felix and the
PNCR's parliamentarian and Vice President Basil
Now, much emphasis would rightly be placed on
the competence and integrity of the FBI to confirm, or
otherwise, whether the voices on the tape are indeed
tpho of the Police Commissioner and the opposition
Further, whether the estimated 17-minute tape
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seeking to translate her experience
to a claimed "divine mandate" as
Prime Minister in the governance
The barbs thrown at her, some
rather unfriendly, others not
without political bias, would
perhaps be insignificant in
comparison to such a claim by the
head of government or state of a
multi-faith- based nation like
CARICOM countries such as
Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago or
Her decision, more like an
edict as originally announced, that
religious leaders must be
represented on all boards and
corporations in the public sector,
should be tempered with the
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to do it by a certain date and a
lot of people here and abroad
- depending on them..."
And my Rasta brother
burst out in the biggest and
most stupendous bout of laugh-
ter I have ever seen from a hu-
Believe me he rolled over
from the bench we were on, to
the pavement, to the street, all
up the road, rolling mn laughter,
and even the mini-buses had to
make way for him.
I swear, as he stopped his
rolling to catch his breath before
the next burst of laughter, I
heard him chuckling, "GECOM
meet date? GECOM meet
date...Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!"
I couldn't keep up with my
Rasta brother and, deeply
puzzled at what he had found
so funny about GECOM and
elections, I continued my twmne
and kite search to fly my kite
Twine for flying kite is
ranked by number and not
wanting anyone to look at me
suspiciously after that taped
phone conversation between
(you know who and who?), I
didn't ask for Number One or
Number Two twine.
Not me I asked for a ball
of Number Nought twine. I am
playing it safe.
I wonder if I would see my
Rasta brother tomorrow, per-
haps flying a kite for GECOM
on the Georgetown seawall?
If you see him, gimme a
My Rasta brother glanced
at me then looked away in even
more distress. He held his face
in his hands and looked like he
was in serious stress.
This wasn't looking nice. I
mean it's Easter a time when
millions around the world are
looking ahead in renewed hope
and here was my good friend
looking as lost as if the bottom
of his calabash had just fallen
out and he didn't know where
to find another.
I tried again. "What happen
to your plan for the Easter
show? What were you plan-
ning? A hat show? Come on,
you can tell you blood."
My Rasta brother lifted his
head from his hands, shook his
dreadlocks in disgust, then tried
to compose himself.
"I went to the wrong
people looking for help for my
"You couldn't get proper
help to pull off a hat show?!
What foolishness you telling
"Ah shame, dread. Ah
shame bad...it wasn't a hat
"Okay. What kind of show
were you planning?"
"It was a dog show, a good
dog show I was thinking
"Rasta you were plan-
ning a dog show? Where were
you going to get dogs from to
run a dog show? You know you
can't catch all those strays run-
ning around Georgetown? Dogs
like meat and bone and Rasta
don't deal with meat and bone.
And you don't own a dog. So,
how could you dream about a
He turned and looked at me
in contempt. "So, you have to
own hats to put on a hat show?
What stupidness you deh pon?"
"All right, dread. Give me
He sat up, sighed heavily
and went on. "I been to
I couldn't believe it. What
"You been to GECOM?
The Guyana Elections Commis-
sion? Why in the world would
you want to seek help from
GECOM to put on a dog
show?!!! Rasta you gone mad
"I am not mad, blood. But
I really wanted to put on a good
dog show and somebody tell me
GECOM was good at
organising shows...I trusted
their word and here I am in
the dog house..."
GECOM good at running
shows? "Rasta, tell me more
"Bro, this man tell me that
GECOM get a lot of help from
foreign and they really know
He looked like he was good
and ready to begin to flow with
the story now, so I let him.
This Rasta needed to get some
heavy stuff off his chest.
"I mean, blood...this man
assured me that GECOM got all
the technical expertise to
organise things, so putting on a
dog show was child's play to
them. And I took him at his
word...believe me I believed
him...and now my dog show
gone to the dogs...What I gon
do now, blood?"
"'Tell me more..."
"First, they assured me
they would be able to meet the
Easter Monday deadline and I
took them at their word. I paid
the deposit, registered my name
and gave all the other ID they
needed to verify that I was who
I said I was and that I was not
dead or non-existent or a
phantom...That was easy."
"So what happened next?"
"It was something they
called verification...they started
verification of the dogs to go on
the show and that caused prob-
"How come dog verifica-
tion cause problem?"
"GECOM said they had to
prove that a stray dog is a stray
dog and not a pet in a house,
and that an Alsatian is an Alsa-
tian and not a German Shepherd
or a Doberman or a 'rice
"That sounds simple
"For you not for
GECOM. There are people in
GECOM who demand that be-
fore they can verify a dog's ex-
istence and eligibility to take
part in any dog show they run-
ning, the dogs must produce
their licence, their photo, their
paw prints (all four), their rice
bowl, their kennel chain, date of
birth and a set of other informa-
tion before they can get on the
show list...And all the dogs who
were in the last show held in
Guyana and who want to be in
my show, have to prove they
were indeed the dogs they said
they were in the last
show...and then GECOM
wants to do a house-to-house
verification of the places where
the dogs say they live..."
"So, what happen, bro?"
"GECOM couldn't agree
on the criteria and they had a
dog fight over the whole story.
They sent me a letter advising
they couldn't meet the Easter
Monday deadline for my dog
show and asking if next year
Easter would be fine."
I sat next to my Rasta
brother, held his hand, and tried
to comfort him but he was shac-
ing asif head badbad ague.
I tried to console him and
make him see the light.
"But, Rasta", I said, "You
have to understand these
people got a lot of work on their
hands and you should not have
burdened them with trying to
pull off your dog show at this
He suddenly stopped shak
ing and looked at me sharply.
"What work they have on their
hands? What got them busy?"
I tried to reason with him.
"Look Rasta," I said in my
most reassuring tone, "these
people are responsible for hold-
ing general and regional elections
in Guyana this year. They have
I PLAN to join the thousands
in the grand Easter rite offly-
ing kites tomorrow.
But guess what? As I talked
about my plan yesterday, a guy
trying to be funny suggested
that I myself am a good kite
frame and would make a good
kite with the proper frills and
tail. All I needed too was the
twine, he advised.
Yeah, right! You know
these people?! Envy, pure jeal-
I had to let the wannabe
funny guy know that a lot of
people have long tried to make
me their frame to fly their kites
but the thing is that I am so un-
ruly and rebellious by nature
that I pitch too much and no
one can control me.
Many have tried but they
haven't yet found the rope to
tie me and play me and make me
pitch and dance to their tugging
and pulling and to their tunes.
Put that in your pipe and
smoke it, Mr Wannabe Funny!
So there I was yesterday
amid the teeming crowds in
Georgetown looking for the
proper kite and twine to go kite
You know you can have the
best kite in the world but if you
don't have the proper twine, cat
eat your dinner.
Any little boy can tell you
that. Right kite and wrong twine
and you might as well tie tiger
with string -itjust won't work.
And in my search for the
right twine and kite, who else
should I spot but my Rasta
brother? Remember him?
The last time I saw him
was in the big Mashramani pa-
rade in Georgetown when he
was so dazzled by all the
mouth-watering fresh halaal
meat be saw on the streets that
he had me joining him in high
fives and in mighty praises to
There we were he and I
jumping high and marvelling at
all the beautiful women around.
I remember them well and in my
kite and twine search yesterday
I saw even more and I am mar-
velling even more praises to
the Most High!
And if you see me tomor-
row marvelling even more,
know for sure it's not the kites
in the skies but more of the
awesome wonders of the Lord
on the ground. Jah be praised!
But back to my kite and
twine search yesterday.
My Rasta brother looked
downcast so I approached him
gently, "Yo Rasta wha yuh
Essay, blood? You not looking too
"I man deh," was his re-
This was a far cry from the
joyful high five Rasta I saw not
so long ago and I was worried.
"Things can't be so bad,
bro. Take it easy. You can tell
me what's wrong."
I put my arm around his
shoulder. "So, tell me what's
"Man, I don't know where
to turn for help. I tried
hard... You know how things
rough? And I been trying to put
on a show for Easter Monday
to raise some bread."
"So, what's wrong with
that? A lot of people putting on
shows and dances and passa
passa fetes for the whole week-
end. What stopping you?"
By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar
THIS column continues from
two weeks ago when I wrote
about the very tragic and bru-
tal killing of six-year-old
Sean Luke in Trinidad.
Two weeks ago I vented
the anger that boiled. and raged
inside mne and I suspect tens of
thousands of people all over
Yes, we all cussed the po-
lice who did not respond to the
little boy's mom when she re-
ported his disappearance; we
again criticised the National Se-
curity Minister. the Prime Min-
ister, the parliament; we blamed
poor parenting and lack of dis-
cipline for the two teenagers
now charged with Scan Luke s
killing and we wallowed in our
But a remarkable thing hap-
phone calls. many people
re~cognised that we can no longer
jus~t alkabhout thle Situationl that l
has developed in our beloved
country regarding crime but that
we need to do our part, small
or large, in helping the vulner-
able young people in Trinidad.
A quick perusal of the
people before the courts on
criminal charges shows a lot of
teens and those just out of their
teen years caught up in a life of
Many of us have realized
that the time had come to end
the blame game.
The time now is to walk
the talk and get up and make a
difference in the lives of our
young people who, with some
guidance over the years. could
be saved from a possible life of
Have no elaborate plans.
For now. I intend to make it my
dutyi to talk\ to the young people
o.n my swecet. ask how they re
they want to set into andl hown
thle: plan to get into it. w ith-
Before. I'd wave to them
and ask how they're doing out
Some friends and I have
been talking about reaching
further out to young people,
maybe visiting the orphanagecs
and meeting some of the young
residents there regularly,
exchanging our experiences and
follow up their progress froml
year to year. helping them in
whatever way to achieve
academically or by gettinE a
We're still working on
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(The Wniter is a business excutiv~e and former
Caribbeani diplomat who publishes widely on
small states in the global community)
begi~iBle~n the U.S. and
CARICOM countries might
be in the offing.
No statement had been is-
sued from the meeting after it
was held. Therefore, whether
or not an FTA was formally
mooted remains a matter of
In any event, a meeting be-
tween Mr Portman and
CARICOM trade ministers was
long overdue. The U.S. is the
Caribbean's biggest trading part-
ner in both goods and services,
and it is vital that a keen aware-
ness of the problems facing the
economies of CARICOM coun-
tries should be understood at .
the highest levels of the U.S.
For, if the U.S. is disposed
to doing so, it can lead action in
the World Trade Organisation
(WTO) and in the international
financial institutions, such as
the IMF and World Bank, that
could accord CARICOM coun-
tries treatment that is special
and different from the rules that
apply to larger countries.
Similarly, Mr Portman
should be made aware that if the
the U.S. market equal to Canada
and Mexico (under the North
American Free Trade Agree-
ment) while giving them time to
adjust their economies to allow
U.S. goods full reciprocity.
Also, the U.S. would have
to consider the establishment of
some mechanism for compen-
sating CARICOM economies
for the disruption they will ex-
perience from the unfettered im-
portation of U.S. goods and ser-
Convincing the U.S. govern-
ment that CARICOM countries
need special treatment is not
Bureaucrats tend to look at
the traditional criteria, such as
per capital income, for determin-
ing the health of economies. On
these criteria, except for Guyana
which is an acknowledged
Highly Indebted Poor Country,
CARICOM countries come out
as middle income.
Therefore, it will take more
than one meeting with Mr
Portman to generate empathy
with the vulnerability of small
Caribbean economies and the
Limitations that size imposes.
CARICOM countries in their
dealings with the U.S. on trade:
What is driving ambition in
some CARICOM quarters for
an FTA with the U.S. is the
conclusion of an FTA between
the U.S. and Central America
plus the Dominican Republic.
There is a fear that CARICOM
products will lose market share
to the Central Americans and the
Dominican Republic whose
goods will enter the U.S. duty-
free once the agreement comes
into full force.
There is legitimacy in such
a fear for some CARICOM
countries, but not all. Those
who now export goods to the
U.S. in competition with Cen-
tral America, the Dominican Re-
public and Mexico have a rea-
son to fear. But, in reality, the
majority of CARICOM coun-
tries have no great level of ex-
ports to the U.S.; their imports
are far more. And, they stand
to lose both revenues and busi-
nesses in an FTA with the U.S.
unless advantageous terms, in-
cluding non-reciprocity over an
agreed period, are negotiated up
- he Dominican Republic in
4he Caribbean as well as African
and Pacific states to constitute
The partnership in the ACP
places the Caribbean in a better
position to negotiate with the
EU than if the region were con-
ducting the negotiations alone.
In this sense, more favourable
terms may be wrested from the
EU than might be achieved in
bilateral negotiations between
the U.S. and CARICOM coun-
ies for an FTA.
And, since the U.S. will in-
st upon trading terms that are
o less favourable than those
which CARICOM countries
rant to the EU, it would make
:nse to complete the EU nego-
ations before turning to the
Ini the meantime, time'
nd effort should be spent in
Yashington educating opin-
,n makers in government
apartments and in the Con-
ress of the kind of FTA be-
ween CARICOM and the
.,S. that would strengthen
heir relationship and give
benefits to the region.
Mexico and the U.S. It could
be argued that, if these two
countries were prepared to join
NAFTA 11 years ago, they
should be ready now to join an
FTA with the U.S.
Of course, should Jamaica
and Trinidad & Tobago make
such a decision now, the impli-
cations for the embryonic Car-
ibbean Single Market (CSM)
would be quite serious; so seri-
ous, as to render it worthless.
In any event, there has been
GNCB is requesting the.nder-men~tioned persons to kindly
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7509 or 225-4346 in relation to judgements awarded by the
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U. S.-CA RICOM ~
Tade A agreement?
.S. TRADE Representative, U.S. government were to offer This problem may be fur- such a strong commitment to the While this discussion is tak- trj
.obert Portman, met Trade CARICOM an FTA, it should their complicated by the fact CSM by the governments of Ja- ing place, CARICOM countries
ministerss of the Caribbean not be on the basis of recipro- that in 1995 both Jamaica and maica and Trinidad & Tobago are actually engaged in negotia- si
community (CARICOM) cal treatment. Trinidad & Tobago had indicated that it is most unlikely that such tions with the EU on Economic ne
countries on April 12th giv- CARICOM countries their willingness to join the a fractious development would Partnership Agreements (EPAs). w
Ig rise to speculation that a would require that such an FTA North American Free Trade occur. It is much more likely In these negotiations, g~
areeAade Agreement (FTA) grants them duty free access to Area (NAFTA) with Canada, that unity. will prevail amoJg MICOM countries partner se
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NIGHBOURHOOD D~EMOCRLATIC COUNCIL
T~Cenders are invited from suitably qualified contractors to undertake
the following works:
1. Repairs to bridge at Prospect
2. Rehabilitation of Covent Gar~dens Squatting Area Road 885'
3. Building of Bridge at Little Diamond First Street 45" x 6'
4. Cleaning and Digging 110 Rods x 12' Hassan Main
5. Rehabilitation of 6"' Street Prospect to Little Diamond
6. Supply 125 tons of first grade crusher run at the NDC Office
Tender Documents can be obtained from the NDC Office at Block G
Farm (Farm Cricket Ground), East Bank Demerara during normal
working hours at a non-refundable fee of two thousand dollars ($2,000).
Tenders must be submitted in a plain, sealed envelope and clearly
marked on the top, left hand corner which work is tendered for, and
addressed to the Chairman, Regional Tender Board, Regional
Adifinilistrative Office, Region #4 and deposited in the tender box at the
Tenders must be accompanied by valid Income Tax and NIS Compliance
Certificates. Tenders close on 2006-04-19 at 10:00 hrs at the time of
The NDC is not compelled to accept the lowest or any Bid.
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management skilIls to su pervise high levels of staff with the Organisation.
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Closing date for applications is Tuesday, May 4. 2006
They also stir a wider
concern that this large and
vulnerable work-force of
illegal immigrants is delib-
erately maintained by em-
ployers as a way of keep-
ing the wages of unskilled
The language issue is
largely a red herring: most
newly arrived Hispanic families
have become fluent in English
by the second generation, just
as previous waves of immi-
grants did before them. But the
argument that illegal immigrants
take jobs away from ~many
equally unskilled native-born
Americans, and drive wages
down for the rest, has never
been convincingly refuted, even
though it remains politically in-
It's not that native-born
American high-school drop-outs
"won't do those jobs." They
just won't do them for five or
eight dollars an hour or at
least, a lot of them
won't. Many poor Americans
simply have no choice, how-
ever, and end up working long
hours in miserable jobs for half
the money that an unskilled
French or German worker
would earn for doing the same
Illegal immigrants are not a
majority of the workers in most
of the fields where they find
jobs; unskilled Americans are.
(The only job in which there
are almost no native-born
Americans is seasonal agri-
labour.) Professors George
Borjas and Lawrence Katz of
the National Bureau of Eco-
nomic Research recently cal-
culated that the real wages of
US high-school dropouts
would have ended up eight
percent higher in 1980-2000
if unskilled (and mostly ille-
gal) Mexican workers had
been kept out, even if higher-
skilled immigration had con-
tinued at the existing rate.
One of the most ridicu-
lous my ths of American
political discourse is the
argument that the US-
Mexican frontier is too
long to police effectively
and humanely. Here is a
country that has landed
people on the Moon, and
that currently maintains an
army of 140,000 soldiers in
a hostile country halfway
around the planet, claiming
that it cannot build and
maintain a decent fence
along the Mexican border,
Instead, we have been
treated to a thirty-year po-
litical charade in which
little bits of fence are built
in the traditional urban
crossing places, thus forc-
ing illegal Mexican immi-
grants out into the desert
where many of them die -
but enough still get
through to keep America's
low-wage industries fully
Living right next to
Mexico, a country where a
large proportion of the
population lives in Third-
World conditions, does create
a special immigration prob-
lem for the United States,
but it is far from insoluble.
It has only remained un-
solved for decades because
powerful economic interests in
the United States, with great in-
fluence over Congress, do not
want it solved.
All the other business
that has been so earnestly de-
bated in recent week in the
United States Senate quotas
for guest-workers, amnesties
for long-resident illegal im-
migrants, and so on is just
the political cover that is
needed to keep illegal immi-
grant labour plentiful and
unskilled wages low.
Gwynne Dyer is London-based
independent journalist whose
articles are published in 45
on what many Americans see
as out-of-control illegal
immigration. What split both
parties and ultimately
doomed the law were Presi-
dent Bush's proposals for an
amnesty for nine million of
the estimated eleven million
illegal immigrants already in
along much of the Mexican
border, but with Congress
now in recess for two weeks,
that is probably dead too.
There is probably neither the
time nor the political will for
the Senate to have another go
at the issue before the elec-
tions that are due this No-
What this is all about is
Mexicans. The United States,
contrary to localbelief, does not
have a particularly high propor-
tion of recent immigrants com-
pared to other industrialized
countries. No more than one
person in eight is foreign-born
in the US, considerably less
than in neighboring Canada
(where the ratio is one in five)
and not much more than in large
European countries like Ger-
many, France or Britain. But
nowhere else has so many ille-
gal immigrants, nor so many
who are unskilled workers, nor
such a high share from a single
Mexican nationals make up
the great majority of the 'un-
documented workers' (illegal
immigrants) in the US
economy. Their large numbers
and high visibility give rise to
paranoid fears among some
longer established Americans
that the United States is becom-
ing a de facto bilingual country.
WO things about
gration are dif-
ferent. One is that the
United States is the
only large First World
country that has a long
land border with a Third
World country. The
other is that only the
United States among
possesses a politically
lobby that actively
wants a large, steady
flow of unskilled immi-
grants, preferably ille-
gal ones. Taken to-
gether, these two oddi-
ties explain why imml-
gration in America is
such an explosive
topic, and why Con-
gress is unable to pass
any new law regulating
The collapse last Friday
of bipartisan negotiations in
the Senate on a new immigra-
tion bill probably marks an
end for this year of the at-
tempt to impose some order
the United States, and a new
programme to admit an extra
400,000 temporary 'guest
workers' every year.
The House of Represen-
tatives recently passed a
much tougher law involving
serious penalties for employ-
ers who hire illegal immi-
grants and the construction of
a 700-mile (1100-km.) fence
10 SUIDAY CHRONICLE April 16, 2006
HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA
will be selling used surplus items on
Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 09:00 hrs at the
iChancery, High & Young Streets, Georgetown
Preview of items on sale will be held on
Thursday, April 20, 2006
From 09:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs
No earlier preview will be allowed
SNo4-refundable Bidders Registration Fee of $500 per person
will be done during the preview
SALE ITEMS INCLUDE
Electrical Household appliances, air condition units,
`Office and household furniture, Poolside furniture,
Printers and other/iiiscellaneous items
All items are being sold on an 'AS IS WHERE IS BASIS', without
warranty and with no returns or refund permitted. Delivery services
are not available. Items purchased must be removed from the sale site
the same day. Payment must be in CASH at time of acceptance of the
bids in order to formalise the sale.
Only registered bidders will be allowed into the sale site and to tender
bids during the sale.
The High Commission of Canada reserves the right to reject any
and all bids tendered during the sale.
needs of the people then the
voting public would be
unsympathetic to the governing
party when elections are held
after August 4.
The laws are clear on the
status of the government. The
Executive remains in office and
can implement its programmes
206 Natioal Bget dTs ie
the protocol everywhere where
the incumbent remains in office
until a new government is
'The PNCR opposition
will Sod~n find out that it cannot
tie the hhnds of the Government.
The public is not interested in
efforts to undermine the
Gov mtent of the day. The
PNdR opposition knows fully
that it cannot neuter the
Government or question its
legifitiacy. But do not put it past
the ('NCR opposition to seek
the Court's intervention to
challenge the law.
The motives for the
delay in the elections are very
obvious. Important to note is
that a constitutional body has
failed to carryout its mandate
under the laws of the country,
means that it must bear
responsibility for the
consequences of elections not
being held before August 4,
2006. GECOM is yet to
convince the people that it has
opps tn'n bl ckailing ad
The opposition is
further aware that a climate of
insecurity scares investors, stalls
development projects and taxes
the resources of the country -
more money will have to be
diverted to crime fighting instead
of meeting social needs of the
cutyThe objective of
generating insecurity also
restricts people's ability to not
only have free and fair elections,
but elections which are free fmm
The PNCR opposition
originally was calling for an
interim government. When
they reahised that this was
illogical and had no basis in
law, they changed this line
over the past two weeks.
Many political-wannabes -
Dev and Roopnarine -
jumped on the interim
government call bandwagon
as they saw this as their
golden opportunity to slip
into government even it
means for a few days. No one
paid attention to this
Now, the new line is to
'tame' and 'humble' the
Government by seeking to
restrict its optimum ability to
devcs Te btlinicgn is that i
the government cannot meet the
although all parties, including the
PNCR, agreed to this. There was
an attempt to suggest that the
governing of the country for the
period leading up to the 2001
elections was unclear.This move
did not succeed. Now, we see a
activities. They know that if
people carry on with their regular
activities and the country
develops, their electoralfortunes
will be adversely affected.
Throughout history and in all
countries uncertainty and fear
are the enemies of
.devk1opment and stability.
e.elings ofsecurity are
very fragile. Wh~en there is
Sanj atmosphere of
un certainty and fear,
crith~inal elements and
others who want to harm
the country's peace and
see pty find it easy to carry
out their nefarious
SThe trend has
been that when there is a
heightened campaign to
attack the government by
IA the opposition, there is a
ccoriomitant upward spira
of crimii~al activities.
The recent spate of
criminal activities is seen by
some elements as to their
political advantage. The thinking
in Congress Place is that a delay
in elections can generate a
prolonged spate of criminal
events, thus being
disadvantageous to the governing
THE general view is that
operations might have
succumbed to the bullying
tactics of the main opposition
to push ~elections beyond the
constitutionally due date -
August 4~ 2006.
The opposition parties
have been wrapping the plot to
delay the elections with demands
for house-to-house verification
of the 2k)01 electoral roll which
is being used as the basis for the
new voters' list. Everyone, from
the int national community to
local electoral experts has
dismissed this call as
unwarignted, redundant and of
no valife-added to the overall
desire ito have free and fair
elections. The opposition's
misinformation campaign would
want us to believe that no
verification mechanisms are
being used to ensure a clean
voters' list for the upcoming
activities started with an
authentic 2001 official list of
electors; which was certified by
everyone, including the
opposition as being clean. This
was carried over by the
activities This will be enhanced
by the impending claims and
objection period. And will be
even further strengthened on
voting day when there will be
photographs of each voter at
that the entire electoral
machinery is par isan in its
support of th~e gov rnig party.
But the /nojse about
house-to-house ve fitcation is
merely a red-herring., W~hat are
the possible mot lves for the
UNCE]RTANI 1 & FEAR
The opposite di has been
promoting the myth that after
August 4 there! will be a
'constitutional crisis as it relates
to the status of the Government.
This myth is beihg promoted
with the aim of creating unease
in our society. The main
opposition has systematically
orchestrated a campaign since
1997 to create fear and instability
and this is just the latest bout.
The overall objective
then as it is now is to cast doubts
in the minds of our people. The
same campaign was used after
the Court vitiated the 1997
elections on simple technicality
that the use of voters'
identification card was not
permitted under our laws
similar renewed effort to instil
uncertainty about the legitimacy
of the Government beyond
August 4, 2006 until elections
The PNCR o position
Pblicve ch rt candy weaken thd
tuli' cmo ad tve md
carrying on day-0o- ay
No. 7OF 2006
THE NATIONAL REGISTRATION ACT 1996
IN EXERCISE OF THE POWERS CONFERRED UPON THE
ELECTIONS COMMISSION BY SECTION 6 OF THE
NATIONAL REGISTRATION ACT, THE ELECTIONS
COMMISSION, HEREBY MAKES THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
1. This Order, which amends the National
Registration (Residents) Order 2005, may be cited
as the National Registration (Residents)
(Amendment) Order 2006 and shall be deemed to
have come into operation on 1"April, 2006.
2. Clauses 2 and 3 of the Principal Order are
hereby amended by the substitution for the words
u31" March, 2006" the words 15'" July, 2006.
Made this 13" day of April, 2006.
Cha~- ELE:T(ons Ct; go
aed c au sthe
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 16, 2006 .
Panama and Cuba strengthening
the areater Caribbean
The Gre ate r
Ca nb bean Th is Week
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INVITATION TO TENDER
The Guyana Defence Force invites Tenders for the following project:
1.Rehabilitation of Cold Storage Room at the Agriculture Corps Garden of
Eden, East Bank Demerara.
Tender documents may be uplifted from the office of the Staff Officer Two General Four
A(Movemne 06En inum) Canp Ayinrannadurnhn nerdael r cn ihtr tsknom Mnndbl
fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000).
Each Tender must be accompanied by valid certificate of compliance from both the
Commissioner of Guyana Revenue Authority and Manager, National Insurance Scheme,
and Bid Security equivalent to 2% of the cost of the cost of the project.
A record of the Agency's/Company's performance in refrigeration works with proven
track records and expertise for the past three years is required.
Inspection of the facility can be done by appointment.
All Tlenders must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity' of the Tlenderer
and clearly; marked on the top left hand corner "Giuyana Defence Force (Rehabilitation
of Cold Storage Room)"
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry or Finance
Tenders must be deposited in the Tfender B~ox located at the Ministry of F~inance, no later
than Tuelsday May 9, 2006 at 080)0 hours. Tlenders will be o-pened immediately after on
the same day;. Tender~ers or their representatives are invited to attend.
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THE NATIONAL REGISTRATION REGULATIONS
NOTICE OF ADDRESS OF THE OFFICE OF THE
DEPUTY COMMIISSIONER OF REGISTRATION
The Elections Commission in accordance with Regulation 12
(4) of the National Registration Regulations, hereby gives
notice that the address of the office of the Deputy
COrnmissioner of Registration for the- purpose of the
submission of claims relating to persons not resident in
Guyana, who at 15th July, 2006, claim to be qualified to be
electors for elections to the National Assembly and who are not
registered and of objections relating to such persons who are
re istered under the National Registration Act, 19:08 is the
Office of the Elections Commission, 41 High and Cowan
Streets, K~ingston, Georgetown, Guyana.
Dated this 13th day ofApril, 2006.
--Commissioner of Registration,
Chief Election? Oflice~r
COMMISSIONER OF: REGISTRATIONS
await the same benefits. This
programme also facilitates the
establishment of contacts among
peoples, which must be one of
the key objectives to facilitate
mutual knowledge and good
Along another vein, during
their last meeting, Ministers
Felipe P~rez Roque and Samuel
Lewis Navarro defined an
extensive work programme in
two of the priority topics of the
ACS, specifically transport and
trade. Both countries are in need
of improvements in air and
maritime transport: Cuba, due to
the regional expansion of its
economy and Panama, as a result
of its interest in expanding
tourism and trade relations,
taking advantage of its privileged
position as the isthmus of
The Greater Caribbean
community must rejoice and
governments on this
diplomatic reunion, since it
helps boost peace in the
Region, further facilitating
political dialogue among
political leaders, all of which
translates into advantages for
the fight against poverty,
increased safety, greater
mutual trust and a better
environment for negotiations
within and outside the Region.
(Dr. Rubin Silid Valdez is
the Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean States.
The views expressed are not
necessarily the official views of
the ACS. Feedback can be sent
members of the Assciation of
Caribbean States, the restoration
of these ties is a crucial step
toward strengthening the
Greater Caribbean community,
not only by being a reunion
terrIitor-ial integrity of States and
the right to the free
determination of the people,
equal opportunities and respect
for human rights, as the
foundation for strengthening the
B3y Ruben Silid
RECENTLY, we received the
news that Panama and Cuba
fully re-established their
relations. These relations
were affected when the
previous government of the
isthmus country released a
known terrorist, wanted by
the Cuban justice system and
other countries in the area,
owing to his participation in
atrocities, both criminal and
lethal, that claimed the lives
of many individuals.
Upon taking office,
President Martin Torrijos'
government not only renounced
the release of the aforementioned
terrorist, but it understood the
importance of both countries,
wholly Caribbean and so close
in their cultures, peoples and
history, reconnecting their ties as
soon as possible. This~ was
obviously considered by the
Republic of Cuba and its top-
ranking leaders as being a forward
step toward consolidating the
historic bonds forged by both
countries. These countries
identify with each other in their
respective battles, Cuba resisting
the blockade and Panama
fighting for its sovereignty.
That gesture ennobles Cuba
as it praises the legacy of
Mjximno Gbmez, who not only
shed his sweat as a labourer on
the construction of the Panama
Canal, but in an act of solidarity,
clamoured for separation from
Colombia, leading to the birth of
the Republic. From Panama to
friendly ties that exist among the
peoples of the Caribbean.
By way of initiating the new
terms of these relations, Panama
began receiving humanitarian co-
operation from Cuba, through
the Operaci6n Milagro
programme, which Cuba shares
with the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela. That programme
proposes to improve or bestow
sight to individuals of humble
social standing, whose limited
resources would prevent them
from making use of their sense
of sight. That programme has
already helped 800 Panamanians,
and just as many continue to
between brother countries but
because the mechanisms for co-
operation and concerted action
will be fortified once there is
Sound relations among
States is a fundamental
principle of the Association of
Caribbean States, in so far as this
Association supports the
elimination of past rifts,
among States based on the
consolidation and strengthening
of, among others, the principles
of democracy, rule of law,
respect for sovereignty,
DR. RUBN NSLIA
Cuba, it must not be forgotten
that General Omar Torrijos was
one of the Latin American leaders
who broke the diplomatic
blockade imposed on Cuba by the
With both countries being
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THE NATIONAL REGISTRATION ACT
DIRECTION TO PREPARE PRELIMINARY LIST OF
In pursuance of the powers conferred on the Elections
Commission under section 14 of the National Registration Act,
Cap. 19:08 and section 6 of the Election Laws (Amendment) Act
2000, No. 1 5 of 2000, the Commissioner of Registration is hereby
directed by the Elections Commission to prepare a preliminary list
from the central register established under section 9 (1) of the Act
National Registration, of non-resident electors in accordance with
section 44 (2) of the Representation of the People Act, Cap. 1 :03
and the relevant provisions of the National Registration Act in
which shall be entered the full name, the address, the occupation
and the serial number on the registration record of every person
who is qualified for registration with reference to 15'h July, 2006, as
an elector for the elections to the National Assembly pursuant to
section 6 of the Election Laws (Amendment) Act 2000.
Dated this 13'h day ofApril, 2006.
the Barbados campus and now
practising attorney in the island,
Rahim Bacchus, doubts it.
agrees, however, that we have
to watch that the aggressiveness
at the professional (where
athletes are paid for their sports
ability rather than receive prize
money as happens increasingly
people friendly amateur
"But in some cases it may
be a good thing. A number of
sports umbrella bodies, both
professional and amateur, have
exercised their discretion in
dealing with players in an
arbitrary manner. Sometimes
they abuse that authority," he
What does he think of
what is referred to as
"alternative dispu te
resolution"? Canada, for
example, has set up its 'Sport
Dispute Resolution Centre'.
What this entails is resorting to
a method of resolving a dispute
without recourse to legal
proceedings. An independent
expert in the field is called in
and makes a decision. The two
parties are then called upon to
accept it as final and binding.
Bacchus: "I feel there is room
for more structural mechanisms
such as Independent Appeals
Tribunals to deal with disputes."
Disputes and disagreements
are still a fact of life. And this is
present in sports activity. Rather
than fighting and animosity in an
activity which should serve to
build friendship and
un:::::ndsing e eo lenli
reasonable approach. There
should be no resorting to the
courts which, in addition to being
more costly, may leave hard to
True, inotherareas oflife such
as blatant criminal activity, there
must be strict enforcement and
punitive measures where
necessary by the courts, though
even there the Ministry of Home
Affairs Citizens Security
Programme for example hopes
"community based prevention and
restorative interventions" may be
applicable in certain disputes.
In sports, there isa
growing and persuasive
offering of opinion which says
disputes should never emerge
in the first place. But when it
does, why not be reasonable
and come to a mutual
remain friends and play on.
I interviewed respected
Barbadian cricket commentator
and journalist, Tony Cozier
about the increasing willingness
to head to the courts for any
minor altercation or dispute. He
said he didn't like the trends.
"It's unfortunate," he said. But
he added that the settling of
differences on the playing field
may eventually have to end up
in court after all avenues of
conciliation have been
Then head of the Barbados
Sports Council, Alvin Burgess,
was more direct: "The law
courts are not the place to settle
Should the law courts,
including those in Guyana, be
tied up with frivolities such as
a dispute between two sports
teams? Surely they have
more pressing issues such as
putting a few robbers and
murderers out of circulation for
a long, long time?
And what about the role of
There continues to be
opposition in several countries,
including Britain, against lawyers
advertising their services. For
example, an outcry went outin the
UK when members of the legal
fraternity there tried to purchase
advertising space on the back of
outpatient appointment cards at
Do lawyers in the circum
Caribbean region have a hand in
the hike in incidences of
sportspeople bringing their beefs
to court? There seems be more
competition among members of the
legal fraternity these days. There
is seemingly a monthly photo in
the Barbados press of a dozen
newly graduated lawyers. Is there
work for all of them? Has it got to
the stage where some of them,
hustling for work, attend sports
functions and surreptitiously take
notes for possible suits?
Hmmmm....didn't that fielder at
silly mid--on gibe the batsman an
insulting smirk which upset him
so much that he got cleaned bowled
the next ball?
Former lecturer in law at the
University of the West Indies at
By Norman Faria
THE history of sports, of
recreational activity in
general, goes back along way.
It's still a welcome change to
relax with a variety of team
or individual activities.
It's all supposed to be
friendly competition. Indeed,
phrases such as "fun and games"
and "sportsmanlike" have
become synonymous in the
English language for non-profit
These days, the harsh,
atmosphere associated with
"professional" sports have
affected the traditional
camaraderie at the amateur level.
In fact, your opponents)
could put you in the law courts.
Take the seemingly
innocuous game of tape ball
cricket which started, in
Barbados, at the village level.
Early this week, one of the
teams in an amateur
Competition in the island got a
court injunction. Belfield Club
claimed that it was treated
unfairly by the tournament
officials. Because of the throwing
a spanner in the works, the
whole quarter finals had to be
put on hold.
Last February, the Mapp
Hill club in the Barbados Cricket
League had sought an injunction
to stop the final. So much for
the 'Gentleman's Game' of
Internlationally, we have seen
athletes such as Diane Modahl,
a sprinter with who has
Caribbean roots, resort to the
courts to clear their names in
This month, a baseball
player in the U.S. went to the
Supreme Court against pitcher
who he claimed purposely
'beamed' (in cricket the term
would be 'a beamer') with a ball.
The pitcher (bowler in cricket)
aimed at the head, in the process
splintering his helmet, the man's
lawyer argued. The judge threw
out the case, reasoning that being
hit with a ball was a risk taken in
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fashion and that systems ar1e in place to faccilitate the smooth and
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The primary objective of this programme is to reduce poverty and social
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Towards this end, the ;M PP is in the process of establishing a short-list
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Short-listed NGOs m1ay be co~ntracted to assist vulnerable
g:roupns/:commu~nitics to identifyi their developmental problemlsinceds and
to develop corre-sponding GEciran C'ontracct project proposals (using the
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managing the implementation of the GM/IPP.
Interested NGiOs are invited to contact the GMPO at the address below
fo~r litrtfher information.
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rlru~~u nunnumle -~ !~jllb:Li% ;ilnnd:
son's killer or killers.
know the people that were
present and therefore we are
them, but nothing I can say here
w oul ret r rud c i o h ast
Jagdeo, the Chief-of-Staff con-
fimdtha he yon 1 a
Tbhua iaftier being informed
"It's very clear he was
(Please turn to page 15)
cetl ndiap leiedwthsrou b the
come back for his sister's) birth-
mot er Getdae Rajcumar told
President Jagdeo assured
the distraught mother that ev-
erythmng will be done to find her
ficer Cadet Amar Rajcumar,
Bhara eageo hs lefow
eoun Imarn odealh will face
"I want to promise you we
would get to the bottom of this
Fiay e enng Is hecn
the family of the slain Officer
The President hadjoined the
Rajcumar family at the 'wake'
after meeting them earlier in the
day in Georgetown.
SaRajcumar who rsded a
Demerara, died at the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation (GPHC) last Tues-
d aterr iehadscolliaopnedtdure
m St)pDehfence F rce (DF)
On Thursday last, GDF
Chief-of-Staff Brigadier General
Edward Collins, indicated that
the post mortem results
showed that the 21-year-old
Cadet died as a result of a se-
vere blow to the head.
qurle note that a bioardso in-
lce Freris xdsto cond ct g
for the Standard Officers'
Course No. 39, even though he
was qualified, he resigned re-
GDF Spokesman, Lt. Col.
aunda that all the adtsand mem
bfiers ofsafo h course N 3 are be.
ieng questionedby malembrsof
N a the I inquiry Bord Frse sid
quston posed tos themare be- n
per that a the trainisng ofier as
bremoved" ffrom the course and be
is"ofnd tthe Iqi BArd rsrm base
athi sTimet fiert Cad et's thoe
Frsr ,th o iudne 'hi d thd
uniely ddn that hh riin ier was
tryso well fror the shourt e he
has beenfnhere.. am suehe Aryb
woul hae hadce Cdreams hof er
ing and protecting hins peopebth a
thoseoe werecu shortby this co
mure ro we orking inrth privae h
hod ben I uum.. im sua a
Police Force for two years.
However, because the
senior secondary (10+2) or
equivalent from any educational
system recognized by the
Association of Indian
Universities with the requisite
leastT6h0 esrhcen td rea te ma
or 6.75 cumulative grade point
average (CGPA) on a scale of 10.
Selection will be based on a
co mon writan e ainton td
an oceod by hie wI dia
missions in the respective
countries. (Times of India)
NEW DELHI: The Mmaistry
of Overseas Indian Affairs
(MOIa h is introducing
children to studr in hi he
technical and non-technical
institutes in Indi in the
aca emic session al of the
Senior od icihl t th
mihnilstrsM said ratme wae
open Io 10 suents fro sa
Edducatoda (ldConsu ants
as t nd agency.
The programme is open to
students from Bahrain, Fiji,
Guyana, Hong Kong,
Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya,
Kuwait, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Omdan atir SRnun on island
Afic, nSurinane ,Tanzaniad
applicable for professional and
general courses (except medical
and other related courses).
processing cn r 11 thoaEed.IL
$200 per student for non-
technical courses (humanities
streams) and $350 per student
Irtuechnical cotuses (w ich
man gemaen and hospthtalityd)be
from the age group of 17-21
years and should have passed
Tobago, the United Arab
Emirates and Yemen.
The scholarships will be
of eedw in ly tose mnstitutea
memorandum of understanding .
The official said a budget of
Rs.1 crore (Rs.10 million) had
b en earmarked in the first y~eh
numter f scholarships will b
The scl olarships will be
Of ficer Cadet's killer will face full
force of law Commander-in-Chief
COUTSe /Vo. 39 tempoorarilv halted:
trainina officer confined
14 _swrtmr-timtwrttitt-~~-1 ti;irot~ti------
mie mo he k d an opportunity to observe and
Kates for he g ds participate in the fun and frolic
associated with the observances
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo expressed their gratitude to the of Easter in Guyana.
in a od will gsture President for his kind gesture. He added that since he began
yesterday distributed kItes in In comment to the the exercise, Tiger Bay has been
Tiger Bay and Sophia in Chronicle, President Jagdeo on the itinerary every year
Georgetown, and Nonpariel said it is not practically because of the situation there.
on the East Coast Demerara. possible for him to cover all Other areas are identif-ied each
About one thousand less the communities, but his year.
fortunate children in the three initiative, which started several Easter Monda y, a
communities received their kites years ago, is a symbolic gesture national holiday y,
complete with accessories such aimed at helping some of the will be observed
as tails and twine, and parents less fortunate children to have tomorrow w.
Invitation to Tender
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NTD&IA), Ministry of Agriculture invites
tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake the: following
a.) Cleaning and excavation of canals in Belle Vue, Region 3.
b.) Cleaning and excavation of A-Line seepage Ddrain, Region 3
c.) Construction of timber revetment at Hyldronie Farm NDC Area, Region 3
d.) Excavation of 1000 rods of Canal No. 2 main drain, Region 3.
e.) Construction of concrete culvert at Vryrheid, East Bank Berbice, Region 6
Tender doctunents canl be uplifted from the otfice of the ND&IA, Minilstry; of Agriculture.
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road. Gieorgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee
of five thousand dollars ($5.000) in favour of the Penuanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture for each tender document for the above projects. .
Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the
tenderer and marked on the top left hand corner ";Tender for
Tenders shall be addressed to:
National Boar~d of Pr~ocur~ement and Tender Administr~ation
Ministry of Finance
Main and Ur~quhar~t Str~eets
and depolsited in the tender box at the above address no later than 09):00 hours on
Tuesday, 25" April, 2006,.
Tenders w\ill be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who
choose to attend at 09):00 hrs on April 25, 2006( in the boardroolu of the National Board
of Procurement and Tender Administration. Mmisnisr of Fin~ance at the abov~e address.
All bids inust be accompanied by validl certificates ofT compliance fromn the Manacger
of the National Insurance Scheme and the Conunlissio ner of1 the Inlland Reve-nue
All bids must be accompanied b! a bid securit! amo~unting to no~t less than 2%/; ~f` the
The Nationall 'r-ocurement and Tfender Admlinistration. Ministn7 of F~inance re~sen es
the right to reject aIny or a1 ll tendes w\ithoutl assigning an! reason w\hatsoev-er and not
necessarily to award to- the lowe\st tender.
(From page 7)
pants for some male orphans
who on a radio programme a
few weeks ago talked about
the humiliation and indig-
nity they feel when they have
to scramble for a few and
probably well worn-out
underpants after the laundry
is returned to them.
Simple efforts like this
make a whole world of
difference to those young boys
at the orphanage.
Many more people in our
societies need to get out there
on the ground and help
influence the lives of the young
people who we see going
downhill quite quickly and I
will do my utmost best to en-
courage those around me to get
We can no longer leave that
responsibility up to the
government or the state or to
the rich corporate bodies in the
country. While in Bermuda last
week, I found out that the
Premier Alex Scott was part of
a programme called the Big
Checking further, I found
that it was called the Big
Brother Big Sister volunteer
programme which has been
making a positive impact on the
lives of children, primarily from
single parent homes, for the
past 25 years.
I can see something like
this evolving in Trinidad and in
c~LL~ C~ C ---~ I
. .marly.of our Caribbean islands.
where young people,
particularly those with one
parent or no parents, need the
support and guidance of a Big
Brother or Big Sister.
According to the web site
on the programme in Bermuda
which was adapted from the
United States, a Big Brother or
Big Sister acts as a mentor and
role model, offering friendship
and guidance, sharing
experiences, providing an
invaluable role in helping to
teach a child values and
responsibility, as well as how
to have fun.
A survey found that some
91% of children involved with
Big Brothers &c Big Sisters
programmes experience a sharp
rise in self-esteem, 70% do
better in school, and 73% stay
out of trouble with the law.
According to the BBBS
Bermuda website, some of the
children matched with Big
Brothers and Big Sisters have
faced very real obstacles in
"Having a mentor who
knows how to work hard to
overcome challenges, and who
is willing to share knowledge
and experience, makes a world
Others are simply in need
of an adult influence in their
lives to help link them to
educational, recreational, and
health care services," according
to the website.
And guess what? Bermuda
has a very low crime rate. I'm
While many companies in
Trinidad have become involved
mn various social programmes, I
do believe a personal interaction
with our young people is a key
aspect of companies making a
real difference in the lives of our
young people and the
communities where they live.
Primary and secondary
schools, with the help and
cooperation of parents, can also
reach out to students who are
showing a tendency for violence.
Perhaps set up a mentoring
I'm sure Trimidadians such
as Robert Riley, the President of
BP in Trinidad and Vincent
Perreira, the President of BHP
Billion in Port of Spain would
volunteer their time to talk to
some of the targeted students
about their life experience and
how they've reached so far in
I hate to bring any mention
of politics into this column but
I do remember Trinidad's current
Opposition Leader Basdeo
Panday who promised to
"adopt" a 13-year-old boy who
followed him in awe during one
of Panday's protest walk some
years ago.I was there, I
interviewed the teenager and he
was very happy that Mr.
Panday was planning to
"adopt" him. Maybe he saw
some hope in his future and not
in the Beetham Gardens,
opposite the smelly city dump
and one of the areas notorious for
1 believe it was last year
when I saw a headline in a daily
paper stating that Mr. Panday's
'adopted' son was crushed to
have probably saved him from:
such a fate.
rummaged through the discards
for his living, when he met his
death under a'garbage truck.
Apparently, he was asleep
at the garbage dump where he
Min~iStTiv of AurTICulture
Government ads can be viewed at V~wvw.gina.gov.gy
_I_ __ ~ __
HMMM "'' Y
The High Commission of Canada in Georgetown has a vacancy for a
The incumbent is responsible for the repair, maintenance of vehicles,
purchasing of supplies, office equipment for the. Mission. The
incumbent keeps inventories of the mission's assets, analyses needs and
prepares the mission's material budget estimates.
C andi date s must have Caribbean Advanced Profi ci ency Exami nati on or the
General Certificate of Education A Level. Knowledge of Word Perfect or
Word; Quattro Pro or Excel, knowledge of e-mail and internet are requi red.
Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years experience in purchasing,
managing inventories and maintenance. Candidates must be fluent in
English. Avalid Driver's Licence is essential. This competition is opened
to Guyanese citizens and legal resi dents of Guyana.
The High Commission offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Interested applicants are required to send their application outlining their
suitability for the job, their curriculum vitae and three references to the
following address by April 28, 2006.
High Commission of Canada
High & Yloung Streets
PO Box 1088(
gdv~?rtaina"I~;8- L sarrI calvilvussiolvII
National Park, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, Guyana. Tel: (592) 225-8016, 2267974 Fax: (592) 223-5379
lArrangemnents for Esaster Mo~nc~gl~ay-Apl l7, 2006
The NATIONAL PARKS COMMIISSION will be charging a nominal fee for parking
facilities and concessions within the Natio~nal Park and the Botanical Gardens on
Easter Monday-April l7, 2006.
Charges are as follows:
Motor Bikes $100.
Motor Cars -$200.
Srnays-on3e0 ep$d on (depending on size)
Hotdog &Popcorn Stands -$1,500.
Ice-cream Vans -$3, 000.
oom0 rcial Tents & Large Vehicles offering food and refreshments $5,000.-
(depending on size)
Entrance Eastern Me.n Gate (Thomas Road) & Carifesta Avenue
Vehicular and other traffic (listed above)'
Entrance Eastern Main Gate (Thomas Road) & Carifesta Avenue
Exit Albert Street Gate
JOE VIEIRA PARK-WEST BANK DEMERARA
Admission free between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. However. vending of beverages is
strictly prohibited except by the duly authorised franchisee.
The Name You Canl Tr
r a doubt...He. (th~e Chlef-of- larly now when thie admiliistra- exainple wouldiilead to sig ~ifi- TeC co rsd bk:g ad th '2ii his ''~-dRr oth ,Yai hrt~i;trt~3 0'
Staff) said to me clearly it is tion is trying hard to boost re- cant strengthening of the pro- persons from the GDF, four Rajcumar, sister Parbatie and
a a murder. He did not attempt to cruitment. Eligible persons and cess there to ensure people are from the GPF, one from the relatives and friends.
make any excuse," the Presi- their families, the President sur- treated fairly," the President Guyana Prison Service His sister remembers him
a dent said. mised, may be afraid of meet- said. (GPS), one from the Guyana as a fun-loving person, who
He expressed worry that ing the same fate. The Standard Officers Fire Service (GFS) and two was very active in physical
(From page 13) the incident may now deter "I want to assure you this Course No. 39, commenced on from the Belize Defence sports, especially karate.
nurdered in those training other young men from applying is not the ethos of the Army...I April 3 with 35 students, in- Force (BDF). He is to be buried on
anges. There is no to undergo the course, particu- do hope that this young than's eluding Rajcumar. Rajcumar leaves to mourn Tu~esday. (GINA)
The president consoles a relative at the home of the slain officer.
Chain Link F~encing..:
Commander-in-Chief, President Bharrat Jagdeo with the parents of Amar Rajounmar.
&`tficith rough cast 30" glass.
13 Bdes with 13 panies of glass $2,900.00
14 Blades with 14 panes of glass $3,100.600
15 Blades wvith 15 panes of glass $3,300.00
4ft--13 MG s
5ft-13 G C
4ft-12 %2 G
5ft- 12 % G
Galvanised wire woven
into an expandable
mesh. Used for fencing.
The Narne You Can Trust. ~
CEL*STAR Guyana Inc. has released a Special Edition Sou-
venir Scratch Card in honour of Guyana's 40" independence
anniversary on May 26.
The card, which is credited with $1000 worth of minutes,
depicts the Golden Arrowhead in~ the background partially cov-
ered with an outline of the map of Guyana.
According to the phone company, the occasion is also an
appropriate time to remind the Guyanese people that they
have a right to choose quality and be proud ofl the freedom
that they have earned through the sacrifices of their fore-
"It is also an appropriate time to reflect on our stride into
the future of telecomuncations in Guyana and breaking the
at the end of the training
programme Thursday last.
A representative of the
UYG said that the computers
will be used for training as well
as in a proposed Internet Caf6 in
Central Mahaicony to generate
funds for their maintenance and
The representative expressed
gratitude to the PCC on behalf of
Mahaicony youths for the d~ona-
This year's visit to Guyana
by members of FCC of Canada
was scheduled from March 31 to
FCC had visited Guyana
and conducted free medical and
dental clinics twice last year in
response to the 2004/2005
Executive Director Dr
Arnold Doobay said that mem-
bers had been happy about the
Hag numes eG Guauese ne
needed to be encouraged to make
fuller use of Health Centres for
treatment of diseases such as
diabetes and hypertension.
On Thursday, many of the
duration was short, it had
aroused their interest in comput-
One of them, Ms Karen
Bhreaithwaite said that she, like
ward to the future use of the
computers and to learning to
operate them so that she can
acquire marketable skills in
the field of Information Tech-
FCC team members re-
turned to Canada yesterday.
_SulA _oaGiCLb~E Apri
adbfrthfomlhnigoeoftesxcmuesIN PIX: Member of FCC and Computer Tutor Matthew Abraham chats with Mahaicony youths at the end of the training
Caring Friends donate
copte tC M o
M haco 15ut O0 F0pl
A copy of the book 'The Da
author Dan Brown appear
February 27, 2006. Vatican
day railed against 'The Da
and its upcoming film ver!
Jesus being sold out by a
historic' art.Cantalamessa (
By Clifford Stanley
THE Canadian Charity,
Friends Committed to Caring
(FCC) Thursday last
donated six computers to the
United Youth Group (UYG) of
Mahaicony, Region Five
The computers were handed
over to the members of the UYG
by FCC member Mr. Matthew
Abraham at the end of a ten-day
computer training programme at
a Centre at Mahaicony which
saw attendance and participation
by more than 40 persons, the
majority of them youths.
The systems were brought
into the country on Mar'8,31
last by members of the Cana-
dian-based FCC who
had travelled here to carry out a
two-week programme of free
dental and medical clinics in Re-
gions Five and
Six (East Berbicel
The computer training
programme targeting Mahaicony
youths was conducted by Mr.
Abraham, while other members
of the FCC were engaged in
medical and dental clinics along
the coast and riverine areas in
Region Five and along the
Berbice River between April 3
and 13 last.
Mr. Abraham, who has
been visiting with FCC when-
ever the organisation comes to
Guyana and was here last
year, is a Computer Teacher
at the Central Commerce
Collegiate Institute (CCCI) in
He said that he had acquired
eight computers to donate to
Giyns ethishyer dOnbhi ped
that there was a need for more
computers for youths and other
The remaining two of the
eight were given to the New
The Sunday Chronicle
has learnt that FCC has been
visiting Guyana and conduct-
ing free clinics along the
coast and in the hinterland
for the past 15 years.
The organisation is headed
by Guyanese-born Dr. Arnold
Doobay who left to take up resi-
dence in Canada in 1965 and
members are usually based in
Region Five when they make
their annual visits.
Matthew Abraham said he
had acquired the computers free
of charge from the school where
he teaches and had brought them
into Guyana through the aus-
pices of the FCC.
He thanked his boss at the
CCCI Mr. Chris Bradford whose
cooperation had made the dona-
The UYG was launched on
April 1 last as a prerequisite for
the ten-day training programme
and the handing over of the
computers by youths in
The youths received training
in computer basics such as com-
puter hardware and computer
applications such as word pro-
cessing and spreadsheets.
Thel we~re giencerifictes
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Sunday 16th AprlI 2006
Stle TO Easter Celebration.
monopoly on cellular service, providing reliable quality service
in a now competitive environment," a release from the company
The card is now in circulation and U mobile customers are
urged to keep their cards after use, not only because it is a Sou-
venir Edition, but they can win one of several prizes for using
Details of the promotion will be released shortly.
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The so-called Gospel of Ju-
das was3 already declared a her-
esy by the early Church about
twro ce~ntunes after Chnris died.
ITe Passon of the Lrd Serivic
was;L the furst of twoc events In which
the 78-year-old German Pope, ap-
proaching the frust Easter of1 his
reig. v as commemoranng the esti-
cuituon or deth of (hnis on GiOod
HIs predcessor John Paul
wasr In his dying days for all of
last ye~ar's Easter season and was
only able to make bnel appe~ar-
ance~s In the wee~k between Palm
Sunda\ and Easter Sunday,
Jo~hn Paul died on ASpnl 1. a
week after Easter.
On Friday night the Pope
waBS leading a Viia Crucis I\ Way
of the Cross, procession
around the ancient ruins of
tlne socilety has rIed to protect
The central tenet of the book
Is that Jesus martled Mlary
Mlagdalene and had children
Christians are taught that Jesus
never marned, w a, crucified and
rose froni the dead.
Cantanlamess then turned his
tre to the filmi tersion of 'The
Da Vinci Code' starring Tom
Hanks, which ib due to be re-
leased next month,
..No one wll II e able to stop
thls wale of speculation, wrhich
\viII See a jhar~p merea~Se with the
Imminent release of a certainn
~lnlm" he said.
Can~lntlamese sexral times
dismlssed 'The Gospel of Ju-
das', which claim\ that it w3s
Christ himself whoI asked~c Judas
to, btray3! Him The Go~spel of
By Philip Pu~ela
VATICAN (Reuters) -A
Vatican official on Friday
railed against 'The Da Vinci
Code', branding the book and
its upcoming film version as
just more examples of Jesus
being sold out by a wave of
what he called "pseudo-his-
The official, preaching in the
presence of Pope Benedict, also
condemned the so-called 'Gos~
pel of Judas', an alternative view
to traditional Christian teaching
which has received wide media
Cantalamessa, whose official
title is 'Preacher of the Papal
Household', made his comments
in a sermon during a 'Passion of
the Lord' service in St Peter's
Basilica conunemorating Christ's
In his sermon, Cantalamessa
made several scathing references
to The Da Vinci Code, without
specifically mentioning the name
of the worldwide bestseller.
He said that people today
were fascinated by "every new
theory according to which He
(Christ) was not crucified and
did not die ... but ran off with
The novel is an international
The Na8e1Jo YOU 081 IuSt -
Vinci Code' is displayed as U.S.
Sat the High Court in London,
official Father Raniero on Fri-
Vinci Code', branding the book
;ion as just more examples of
rave of what he called 'pseudo-
,, hat show at
3= THE Inner Wheel Club
of Georgetown will stage
its annual hat show next
Saturday at the
This year marks the 20th
~anniversary of the Hat
:p According to the
organizers, the categories
have been reduced to
three this year original,
elegant and comical. As
usual, a Tea Shoppe will
I hat statement!beohad
INaVITATION6 BFOR B DS ( F )
GOVERN MEN T O)F GUYA~6NA
IN TERNATIOQNAL FUND FOR~a A RICULTURlA L DEVELOePMEN~T
CARTIBBEAN DEV'ELOPMVENT BANK .
MHINISTRZY OF AQGRiCULTHURE
POOR RURAL COMMI~UNITI`ES SUPPORT SERZVI[CFS PRWOJTECT
Con1-tract No: 13 & I . :II 5 & 2. 3 &Yr ?/2!006
The Gioverrunent of Guyana (GOG). the Inter-national Fun~d for Agricultura~l Development
(IFAD). and the Caribbean Devielopment Banlk (CDB) have approved (by Loan and Grant)
the sum of approximately US$16. 5M to lund the Poor Rural Communities Support Services
Project (PRCSSP), which is working to alleviate poverty in Regions 2 & 3 by; increasing
rural household incomes through the expansion of on fann production and fostering the
promotion of rural micro-enterprises. Part of the proceeds of the loan will be used for
eligible expenditures under which this inviitation for bids is made.
The project is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA4) through the PRCSSP. and
has 5mjorj components. viz D&I Rehabilitation, Technical Support Sio v~ices. Credit Srie.
Community Investment Initiatives and Project Coordination. I8 will utilize a demand driven
approach and will involve full beneficiary participation in all aspects of thle Project Cycle.
The MOA, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for undertaking
the following works in Regions 2 & .3
13/2~005 Construction of Multi Purpose Building, Orange Blossomn Women's Handicraft
and Development Association, La Hannonie West Bank Demerara Region 3
18/2005 Rehabilitation and Excavation of Channels and Construction of Structures. Parika
Back WUA, Parika. East Bank Esseqluibo, Region ?
2/200C6 Construction of Windsor Castle All Wleathler Access Road. Windsor Castle. WUA.
Esseqluibo Coast, Region 2
3/20J06 Construction of Salem All Weather Access Road. Salem East Bank Essequibo.
4/2006eConstruto on Brlemen! Penseler nce All We~ather Access Road. Bremen/
Biadcin~g document (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the Project Manager's
Office. at Den Amstel; West Coast D~emerara: from April 18. 2006 for a non-refundable
fee of eight thousand dollars ($8.00()i or its equivalent mna freely convertible currency
for each set. Interested bidders may obtain f'i~rter iilformation at the same office.
Bids mu::st be enclosed in a plain scaled enyclope bearing no! identity of the Bidder and .
must be clearly marked on the top?. iArt hand corner "Tender for the.. .....
PRKCSSP ........2005/2006. Do not~ opecr before 09:00hrs on Tuesday~. May 16. 2006.
Each tender must be placed in a sep~arate uinvelope. -
Bids shall be valid fior a period of ',0 day;s after bid opening and mul~st be accompanied by -
a secorftyh of no less.than tw~o h~undr~ed thousand guyana dollars ( G$Y200.000(.) or. its
equivatlcnt in a convertible currcncy. validl GRA and N.IS C'ompliance Certificaltes and
mulst be addressed to the:
National Board of Pr-ocuremnent ansd Tend~er Admlinistr~ation
M~inistry of Finance
Main arnd Ujrquharta Streets
All bids are to be deposited in the tender box located in the Ministry of Finance building.
Main & Urqluhart Streets. Georgetown. before 09:00O hrs on Tuesday-. May\ 16. 2006?. Bids
w\ill be opened in thle presence of thne bidders ivbo choose to attend immediately afer
09:00C brs on Tue'Sday. May 16. 2(006-
The Emplo\er reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids without assigning any
reason whatsoever. and not necessarily to make an award to the low\est bidder.
Ministn ry fgriculture' Govemrnent ads can be viewed at www~gina.govgy
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GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE
INVITATION TO TENDER
The Guyana D~efence Force invites Tenders for the supply of the following Computer
a. 13 Pentium IV 1 GI~z Workstation
b. 5 H-p Laserjet 2430N Printer
c. 1 Pentium IV Laptop Computer
d. 2 VA Smart UPS
e. 1 LAN Server
Tender documents may be uplifted from the office of the Staff Officer One G~eneral Four
(Fmnance), Camp Aylanganna during normal w-orkmge hours from Wednesday Apnil 19.; 2006.
Bidders will be required to purchase tendcer- doctunlents at a non-refundable fee of` live
thousand dollars ($5.0001).
Each T'ender must be accompanied by; valid certificates of compliance: from both the
Commissioner of Gjuvana Revenue Authority and Manager, National Insurance Scheme,
and 13id Secu~rity eqluivalent to 2%~ of the ccost of` the items tendered for.
A record of the Agency's/Compa~ny's performances in the supply; of Computers and
Hardware wiith proven track records and expertise for the past three years is required.
All Tenders must be submitted in a scaled envelope. bearing no identity of the Tenderer
and clearly marked on the top left hand corner G(uyiana Defence.Force (Computer
Nht oa aBoard of Procurement &i Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Tenders must be deposited ih the Tender Box located at the Ministry of. Finance, no later
than Tuesday, May: 2, 2006 at 0800! hours. ITenders will be opened immediately after on
the- same dav. and Tenderers or their representatives are invited to attend.
Government ads can be viewed at www.gina.gov.gy
SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 16, 2006
By William Maclean
been kept in its wrecked state to
mark the overnight attack in
which an estimated 40 people
were killed including Gaddafi's
dressed audience repeatedly to
its feet with a succession of his
greatest hits, persuading them to
sing along and dance.
laughs when hie
joked that some
in the audience
knew the words
: ~-:::'- 1to his songs
t~ .;cr' : Ibetter than he
did. and drew
I "thank: you
took place in a
park -lik c
Herds of camels
ks urig adoz dt beneath
capitall Tripoli pon reesdaen
Ih/Reuters) yon c, en
TRIPOLI (Reuters) With
Muammar Gaddafi's home as
a backdrop, U.S. singer Lionel
Richie jived and rocked for an
adoring Libyan audience
yesterday in a concert to mark
the 20th anniversary of a U.S.
raid on the North African
"Libya I love you, I'll be
back." the Oscar and Grammy
awatrd-w~inn~ing singer songwriter
in fr~ont of the shell -cratered
He w~as followed by Spanish
opera stars Jose Ca;rrer~as and
Ofelia Sala who beltedi through a
selectioni of classic favourites
ba~:~cked by) a 60--piece orchestra
unde;ri a cloudless night sk~y.
Organlisers said the music
provided a deliberately upbeat
commemlorationof the 1986 raid,
ain event that marked one of the
lowest points in the decades
Libya spent being seen as an
outlaw state that supported
U.S. forces bombed Tripoli
and Benghazi in the early hours
of April 15, 1986. Then President
Ronald Reagan said it was in
retaliation for what he called
Libyan complicity in the bombing
of a discotheque in Berlin a month
earlier in which three people'
including a U.S. serviceman, were
Gaddafi's former home has
U.. singer Lionrel Ritchie tal
news conference in the Libyan c
April 14, 2006. (Ahmed Jadalla
the grass benea tel so rn~ i
Searchlights swivelling on
remotely controlled brackets
probed the dark sky in an
apparent attempt to recreate
some of the atmosphere of the
The organizers said they
wanted the Western singer's star
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adopted daughter Hanina.
The concert was named
'Hanna Peace Day: in honour of
the child, one of several infants
killed in the strike.
Radiating charm and wit,
Richie brought the soberly
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A Diplomatic Mission in Georgetown is seeking an individual for the position of1
Visa Clerk. The incumbent performs moderately difficult clerical and computer
work needed to process and issue immigrant visa and transporltation 'lettes for
applicants, and serves as back-up Non-immigrant Visa Clerkl.
SALARY: G$1,761,433.00 perannum, if allrequirenments are mct.
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailedl below\ w\ithi specsctic
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Completion of Seconda~ry School is required.
2. At least two years of experience working with the publicrequ~ireI'd .
3. Fluent English, in reading, writing and speaking. is required.
4. Athorough knowledge of applicable immigrant visa law\s a~nd) regulations s and
standard operating procedures for processing all but the most complex
immigrant visa cases is required. Basic know\ledge: of applicable non-
immigrant visa laws, regulations and standard operating pr-oceduresc is
5 .Must be able to use calculator.
6. Must be able to operate PC-based software and have Lel el I (less than 40O \\pmn)
Persons wishing to apply should submit a current resumet. or curriculum v;itae.
with a cover letter to:
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 10507
CLOSING DATE: April 28, 2006.
Only applications meeting qualifications listed above w\illi be ack\nowvledged.
THE NATIONAL REGISTRATION ACT
(Cap. 1 9:08)
DIRECTION TO PREPARE PRELIMVIINARY LIST
In pursuance of the powers conferred on the Elections
Commission by section 14 of the National Registration Act,
Cap. 19:08 and section 5 of the Election Laws (Amendment)
Act 2000 (No. 15 of 2000), the Commissioner of Registration
is hereby directed by the Elections Commission to prepare a
preliminary list from the central register established under
section 9 (1 ) of the National Registration Act, in which shall be
entered the full name, the address, the occupation and the
serial number on the registration record of every person who
is qualified for registration with reference to 15'" July, 2006, as
an elector for elections to the National Assembly pursuant tO
section 5 of the Election Laws (Amend ment) Act 2006.
Dated this 1 3(h day ofApril, 2006.
3 ..-; ( 0; !i;FFiF irm 3 obt.: -.l:Ji.uocandi nspect the Bidding Ccuments for their
-:ugh ]i ,jtyr It participant It the IjtO -:i ; ILHiP~-l CH&PA, Ministly of Housing and Water, 41
:nckcdalln & United i a ons Place oraDorck. eorgetown from Thursday 20 April 2006.
:.g!ible: -ontractors 1 J have ar~l~I uinnua fllancianu!~rnover of$100.0M for the past five years.
4. The bidding documcbu~s an be pea~ chased with completion of the tender document request
form available at thei E 1/LlHP office and uponl payment of a non-reimbursable fee of ten
thousand Guyana duk; is (G$10,000.00) per tender. The method of payment will be
Ii~anager's cheque p:T a: e to the EU!Low Income Housing Program. It will not be necessary
to make the request ill e- son to receive a complete setof bidding documents, since these can
be sentby mailore-n.- i.
EUILow Income Housing Program (LIHP)
Central Housing &Planning Authority
41 Brickdam & United Nations Place,
5 Bids must be dielivereer. > t :eInder Box in7 the office of the address below on ol1 before 09:00
am on Tuesday 13U' Jun!e 2006 and must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not less than
one percent (1 %) of the i d ice. The Employer is not responsible for bids not received thereof
oin or before the time ar-l i t specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and
!etumr-ed unopened .
6. bids w;il be opened at .; pt blic ceremony. In the presence of those Bidders' representatives
wh o choose toattend at09i.(00hours on Tuesdayl13"' June 2006, at the office of:
i hi chairman,
FIat onal Procurement and Tender Ad ministration Board
Western back building
Illin~stry of Finance,
Alairl & Urquhart Streets
GJ c getown,Guyana
;;rl~HIin ueglti tel. in! GuIv; a must submit an7 IRD Compliance indicating that the Bidder has
';;' s .?: Mhr 'no mel Tax eti g 'tions for the three i3) years immediately preceding the year of
ten~del an~d an; N\i: Comp r e indicating that the Bidder has met his/her obligations for the
on7lth im~medlate~lyare ced~ c he month tender.
8. ::iosion date for the~ purch. j of tenders is 23"' May 2006. A mandatory site vlsit to all
Iawason;s is arran un1!i;1) fer' Il y 2006 at 09:0)0 hours.
Central Housing & Planning Authorityi
EUILowincome Housing Project
STATIONN TO TENDER
SiNFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES
,sT COAST DEMERARA (REGION 4)
AC5. IPIG UAl01 5-TWO5-DI2005
ii: ancing Grantfrom the 86European Development
:i ucisinlg Program. It is intended that part of the
al g~ible payments under the Contract for Civil
Cast Coast Demerara (Region 4).
s! .niafter called "the Emplosyer") now invites
I ,I i- anda Services at Cummings Lodge'Y', East
.ON:~ F UCTit
C st .
eins ni th ~:
. : d
!;or c n action a
Coo : L emerar
Com~l Je :ctir m: mIa Services at Cummings Lodge'C', East
Coast* [ emera~i .~;
Consrtr action of ona~structure: and Services at Sophia 'D', East Coast
Deme re a,
REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
\ RAL HOUSING & PLANNING AUTHORITY
)3 /; EU ; OW INCOME HOUSING PROGRAMME
: i,;:rAN NO 8/ACP/GUA/015)
CONS~ ') J3CTIONJ OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES AT
U:lMMtt ( S LODGE 'Y. EAST COAST DEMERARA (REGION 4)
Tender Noe 8!ACPIGUAl01 5-TWO5-YI2005
CO0NE-; i ICTION INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES AT
UMJ~WI i- ; i LODGE :. EAST COAST DEMERARA (REGION 4)
Tender AC -~PIGUAl01 5-TWO5-C/2005
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CERC ad Y Oa
Applications are invited for the positions of
Senior Chef (1 Full-time position)
To manage its food and beverage prep operations
* A sound secondary education
* Formal Chef Training from a recognized
6-8 years experience working in a high volume
A valid Food Handlers' Certificate
Good leadership qualities
Two (2) references from previous employers
(1 full-time position)
A sound secondary education
4 years experience working in a high volume
A valid Food Handlers' Certificate
Two (2) ret ences from previous employers
inter< ;ted persons should apply to
Ma es Catrin
?24 New Market Street
on or before March 24, 2004.
Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an
Lonely Rc le e ectrnfes ...
INVITATION FOR BID
COOPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
Office of the Auditor General
(Audit Office of Guyana)
A.The Govermnent of Guyana (GOG) and the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) signed an Agreement on
May 19. 2003. to strengthen the Office of the Auditor General (Audit Office of Guyana (AOG)).
More specifically, the aim is to support the strengthening of the AOG by: -
(a) Modernising its Organisational and Human Resource Management Systems;
(b) Imuproving the procedures, professional practices and technical standards;
(c) Incorporating new technology; and
(d) Creating an accountability climate.
B.The Audit Office of Guyana now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders to supply computers, laptops and
server which must fulfill functional and technical requirements attached.
C.Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents from Mr. Dhanraj
Persaud, Project Coordinator (ag.) at the following address:
Audit Office of Guyana
63 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
D.A complete set of bid documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders for a non-refundable fee of
US$15 or G$3,000. The method of payment will be by Bank Draft. No liability will be accepted for loss or late
E.Tenderers are required to submit their bids with thle following:
a.In the case of Companies registered locally:
i.Vralid compliance from th~e Commissioner General. Guyiana Revenue Authority
ii.Valid compliance from the General Manager. National Insurance Scheme (NIS)
(b) For all Companies:
iii.Bid Security of 2%/ of tender vlalue.
F.Failure to supply the requirements as stated above will result in the tender being deemed non-responsiv-e.
G;.Tenders must be placed in sealed envelopes bearing no identification of the tenderer on the outside and must be
clearly marked on the top, right hand corner. 'Supply of Computers, Laptops and Server'. The envelopes should
e addressed to:
Nation al Board of' PrIocu rement andt Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main aInd Urqluhart Streets
H.Tendcers must be deposited in the tender box at thle National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration of
th~e above address no later than 09):00 hrs on Tuesday. April 25. 2006.
I.Tenders would be opened at 09):00 hrs on Tuesday.. April 25. 2006 and tenderers or their authoi~rised representatives
mnay be present to observe the opening of tenders at the Ministry of Finance.
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greeting you with love.
By the way, before I go,
Zeeburg Secondary School
will clash with Christ Church
Secondary School in the
finals of the ERC-sponsored
debating competition. Please:~
remember our Multi-
Stakeholder Forum country
The Ethnic Relations
Commission, with its motto
'Promoting Peace and
Racial Harmony' is further
encouraging all Guyanese
to work and live in unity.
Our messages on National
Television and Radio spare
no pains in creating a safe
space for all Guyanese,
But, stop for a while. When
last have you visited the Zoo or
the Guyana Football Club
ground? Look across to the
fence of the GFC ground and
you will be amazed at the
attractive peace message
emblazoned on the eastern side
of the concrete wall.
Look out for the Papa Lalla
or Papa Jack... He will be
27, 2006, every member of the
committee shared their ideas to
make the event successful.
These ideas are most
welcome. Come May 27, 2006
every Guyanese (and I mean
every Guyanese) will showcase
ON THURSDAY last, at the
ERC Planning Committee
Meeting for the upcoming
grand and spectacular
'Cultural Fest' to be held at
the Sophia National
Exhibition Centre, on May
their culture, food, drinks (no
alcoholic beverage), clothing
and music among others. This
is of course, Guyanese, a
loving people, peaceful people,
appreciative of each other and
moving to build a cohesive
"Teny easag o tisI
day I awoke to the sound of
bombs and rockets and the cries-
of my brothers ... But today w e
try to heal our wounds and shake"
hnsu wthit oe sho are ere
no for destruction," she said.
The event ended with a
group of children dressed as
angels standing on a balcony
of the house and waving
candles as they sang along to
a recording of the U.S.
humanitarian pop anthem:
"We are the world."
power to underline the
sincerity ~of Libya's three-year-
lds rpprochement with the
enmities and promote message
"I stand in front of this silent
house where 20 years ago my
childhood was torn and my toys
were destroyed," said Gaddafi's
daughter Aisha, who was about
10 at the time of the attack.
J.The Ministry of Finance does not bind itself to accept the lowest bid and reserves thle right to reject any- tender
without assigning reasons.
Project Coordinator (a.)
Project Execution Unit
Institutional Strengthening: Pro~ject
Audit Office of Guvana
Government ads can be viewed at www
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20:00 h Celebrity Profile 22:00 h -Desperate
2100 v Euxst e e Home e30 h rys Anatomy
SUNDAWCHRONICLE TAIM'r14, T -- --
1 3 45hrs
with Rahul Khanna, Arjun
Rarnphal, John Abraham
16 30120:30 hrs
-HARRY POTTER AND
THE GOBLET OF FIRE"
We publish below, for general information, a list of areas that are now available for allocation as State Forests Permissions
(see Section 6 of the Forests Act, Chapter 67:01).
Any person desirous of making an application for a State Forests Pennission for any of the areas listed below is requested
to make such application at the nearest Divisional Forest Station (Maburuma, Battica, Parika, Supenaam, Aripiaco,
Georgetown, Soesdyke, Linden, Springlands, New Amsterdam and Orealla) no later than May 12, 2006. Application
forms are available at all Forest stations: in addition the form may be downloaded from our website at
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the timber stocking of any area applied for meets his or her
Successful applicants are required to pay acreage and other licence fees before commencement of operation.
Interested persons may also call the following numbers for additional information or clarification: Maburuma 777-5131;
Bartica 455-2332; New Amsterdam 333-3231/3259; Georgetown 226-7271-4; Soesdyke 261-5310; Parika 260-4084;
PROPOSED VACANT LIST MARCH 2006
FOHO # BERBICE APPROX.ARE
Ber 01 Right bank Kaikotin Creek. left bank Aramatani Creek (38SW) 10,166 acres 41,114 hectares
Ber 02 Right bank, left bank Harakuli River (38SE) 10,436 acres 4,223 heotares
Ber 03 Left bank Taurakuli River. eastern side St. Francis Amerindian Village (38NW) 13,624 acres 5.514 hectaresi
Ber 04 Left bank Bududu River, right bank Kontrabisi River (46NW') 3,216 acres 1,302 hectares
Ber 05 L~ef bank and right bank Barakara Creek (38NE, 39NW) 2,456 acres 994 hectares
Ber 06 Left bank ComTntyne River, left bank T'imehri River (53SW) 9,224 acres 3,733 hectares
Ber07 Left bank Corentyne River, left bank Big Marabunta River (46iSW, 53~NW) 15,022 acres 6,079 hectares
Ber 08 Right bank Timehri River, left bank White River (53SW) 12,789 acres 5,176 hectares
FOHO0 # DEMERARA APPROX. AREA
Dem 01 Left bank Harirabu Creek, M~abuma Road (37NW, SW) 11,011 acres 4,456 heetares
Dem 02 Right bank Banga Clreek, left bank Mlahaicony River. left bank Krau Krau Itabu (29NWSW)I 2,775 acres 1,123 hectares
Dem 03 Left bank Maruni Cr-eek; St. F~rancis northeastern boundary (29SW) 8.956 acres 3,624t hectares
Dem 04 Right bank Mahaicony River, left bank Sawari Creek (29SW) 4,997 acres 2.022 hectares
Dem 05 Right bank Mahaicony River. right bank Little Abary River (29NW, SW) 5,159 acres 2,088 hectares
Dem 06 Left bank Enabu, Creek, right bank Darusi Creek (37NW~, NE) 3,924 acres 1.588 hectares
Dem 07 Sand Hills Makouria Area (28NW) 9.859 acres 3.990) hectares
Dem 08 Left bank and right bank Barnia River (28SE) 9,750 acres 3,946 hectares
Dem 09 Right bank Essequibo River, right bank Anarika River (27SE) 837 acres 339 hectatIs
Demt 10 Right bank Crabadanni Creek, left bank Baiwarri Creek (28SW) 3.305 acres 1.3381 hectares
Dem 11 Right bank Balmalero Creek, left bank K~orita Creek (~37NW) 4,692 acres 1.899 hectatres
FOHO # ESSEQUIBO APPROX.AREA
Ess 01 Right bank Aripiako Creek, left bank Aripiako 1(iver (12SE.SW) 1.781 acres 721 hectares
Ess 02 Rlight bank Sekelile River, left bank Supenaam River (19SE) 3.l148 acres 1.2.74 hectares
Newm Ess Ki2 Right bank Emnbiparu Creek. Right bank Iuribrong River(35SE. SWV, 43NE. NW) 12,972 acres 5.250 hectares
New E~ss Ii) Left bank Embiparu Creek. right bank Kurih~rong River (35SW. 43NW) 1 1.388 acres 41.609 hectares
Newr Ess K6 Lecft bank Dukalikabra Creck (43NW) 9.042 acres 3.6.59 h~ctalres
New Ess K7: Right bank Dukalikabra Crock (43NE. NW~) 10.793 acres 41.368 hacctures
Mamnca us es
Of aCC id ents
Parking within 30 feet of a corner
Failing to dip Lights at nights
Breach of traffic light signals.
DEMERARA HARBOUR BRIDGE
CLOSURE TO ROAD TRAFFIC
For Sunday, April 16, 2006 -05:310h
For Illonday, April 17. 20016 -05:30h
For Illesday. April 18, '1006 0:30h
For liednesda?. April 19. 20016 0:3)h
For Ocean Going \'essels opening lasts about 1-1 :hrs
16:151 20:30 hrs
"\WALK THE LINE"
with Reese Wltherspoon
05:57 b Inspirational
Melodihs- Gospel Music
06:30 h NBC Headline
0: Cunm awnr
09:d00 h Movie My fair
12:00 h Sports "o
13:30 h Our
14:30 h Wisdom From the
15:00 b Full House
16:00 h Parenting & You
17:00 h- Tape Four Stories
18:00 h Mathematics is
19:00 h Catholic
19:30 h News-2 Week in
Announcements & In
16:0 -Guukula andesh
16 30 h Teaching nf I~slam
17:30 h Kishore Local Talent
18:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno
19:00 h Birthday greetings/
An n iv er s ar y /
Announcement & In
20:05 h DVD Movie
00:00 h Sign Off
05:55 h Sign On
15:00 h Growing With IPED
16:i3 hF- Info F~or Nation
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock News
18:30 h Kala Milan
19:00 h One on One
2:0 o BatcURegatta
21:00 h Between the Lines
21:30 h Movie
0500 h Sign on
0:0 h Q rnb TiMorning
06:00 h R. Gossai General
Store Pesents Krishna
06:15 h Jetto's Lumber Yard
Presants Krishna Bhajans
06:45 h Ma K~i Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop's Furniture
Store Preseats Religions
07:00 h Kennav Hdl Ltd
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a;L, ~S~UD~Y CHRQBUCLE .An~L~_~ZiY~:,
~a~ ~lll:~~I~Y,1~I:1331:~.Yllr\`lrl~lllS~L 119:~11161~1
of Motoring "You train to
pass"4~. Tel. 227-1063, 226-
R.K's Creating Masters
in Driving since 1979-
Students need security and
buosisness R. 2s51nstiutee o
Road, Bourda. '
V JU jit Sull~ina fu voga
sport self-de~fence health. Enrol
for classes. Contact 228 Camp
Aromatherapy, Reflexolo y,
Swedish Massage, etc. for
therapeutic and relaxation
needs. For appointments, call #
226-8091, 226-0210 (9 am -
MARTIN DOS SANTOS,
born Nabacalis Village, East
Coast Demerara, is looking for
fail semi rsoI Pou have info
PnesiOntario. Canada N5C
PeMAFGAZINE of oW did
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyava na. __~~_
interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations. Call C`FI -
5eehone Friendship Link -
21 E09,SEEver~ydvay,it:00 at
Guyanese interested in having
Guyanese friends, please call
the Junior/Senior Singles
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
Immediate Link. Tel. 223-8 37/
648-6098., Mon. Fri. 8:30
am 5 pm, Sat. 10 am 4
IF you are a serious single
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.
Planet, TAbeejaPrH ecionlastshe
spirntual areas guidance and
protection for sp ritual people.
Contact Buddy 225-0677.
THANK you. The Council
and Staff of Family Planning
Association of Guyana
Reproduction Health Centre, 69
Croal Street, Stabroek (between
Lioul like mo hn the 11 12 in
making the Mini Reproductive
Health Fair which was held on
Friday, March 31, 2006 a big
success. 1. Mr. Fitzroy Fletcher
Adventure Juices, 2.
Sarumaden Eter ries, la Ms
ahudl &Cyou Wi dean
Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. 6.
Insurance Brokers Guyana
Limited, 7. National
Communication Network (Radio
& Television), 8. Grace Kennedy
Remittance Services. Thank
US Visa Application
forms filled and printed.
Call Bill 225-9895.
SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of sale.
Call 623-4686, 223-4731.
PATmRIdES, cals etc6Cro i
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226-
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable rates.
Call Rchelle at Cluster
Marketing on Tel. 609-8109.
wo saeppliance repdarrs,
microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-45211
HAVING problems with
your air conditioning units,
Linden. Tel. 641-1086.
AFFORDABLE full service
web hosting packages from -
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TECHNICIAN on cali for aill
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. Wi
provide home service. Call-
Ryan # 265-2634/615-
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/614-
AS low A1183lS400 for
68 Robib Street
(Nut elteWt )
AoenPRoE you looking for
soen o care for your
children, while at work or
some event? Then call 227-
8Ol h imren ovr 2m de
FOR PROMPT AND
RELIABLE SERVICE Gas
stove, washing machine,
clothes dr er, freezer,
1692A3-4 56 6-8 74
FOR efficient service
and repairs washing
machines, gas stoves,
microwaves, refri erators,
etc. Telephone 227-0060.
Rnted istes 6 'A hl
rEAR a cp rc to an
freezers refri erators, etc
ALL JOBS DONE ON SI.TE
WITH THREE MONTHS
LIMITED WARRANTY. Nazim
Khan. N. K. Electrical
Services. Tel. 270-4595, 626-
available $20 Suriname
dollars daily. Tel. # 597-
mrBbUInL IG otprict r
estimates. Call 622-0267,
done as per request. High or
low concrete or steel
including welding large or
small. Contact 641-2729, 228-
122 OrDRu SeBraeuet. fora nod
wave, stra ghtening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment
and design on nails. Also
Beauty Culture available. Tel.
WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box 12154
BE your own boss. Use
your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information send
envelope to Randolph Williams,
P.O. Box 12154 Georgetown,
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or
more weekly. For information.
send stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel
Williams, PO Box 12154
fillin r pare time
Send stamped self-addressed
envelope for information to
Chaitram Phagoo, 35 Section
B Woodley Park Village, West
Coast Berbice, Guyana.
shareholders, beneficiary ,by
Letter of Administration ad
or Estate disputed property
the courts and those in need
of esettlemeR t. The~ns et
Lif time e Ete
Mana ement Consult~ats
Inc. ( he solutions p op ).
Investing in real estate for life
solve and bring closure to
these lon standing
proceedings. We are currently
,ant r e in p op rtie nold o
Cam bellville, North and
Wortmanville, Lod e'
Albertton Eel Air Park'
Gardens and any other areas
that may fall in this portfolio-
Best prices paid. Contact us
on telephone # 225-3466.
225-7268 North Road,
Bourda. "We are the solution
DOLLY'S Auto Rental ~
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
Phone 225-7126, 226-3693.
COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services-Call Kersting'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.)
360 SEALED keys of King
Solomon reveals purpose on
ea t gifts, e tui s aeso
foot, Ad, obesity, s ress, a l
disease, protection from bullets,
poisoning, spiritual attacks, fire
for persons and property. Works
for visa, love, business, court,
debts. etc. 24 hrs consultations
for those who will follow
guli~dance. Call 648-0473, 261-
FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price in
Kitty and around G/town. Call
Dai tig tiecdeg -curbaatr
etc. We also sew for you within
24 hrs. Professional tutors. Call
K's Design Fashion. 225-0571.
JEAN offers course in
gvnc bdressmkieng, fbabri
painting, bedroom elegance,
soft furnishing, soft toys, curtains,
cushions, floral arrangements,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St.,
DOMESTIC Science Class
offers Elementary & Advanced
Classes in Cookery & Pastr .
Registration b2 ins April 4,
20 ~. Contact 2 f-7048.
NAIL Tipping, designing
p d icu in g c usesr
EVOLUTION Day and
evening classes in: Icing cake,
dressmakin tie-d e, floral,
cushions, fabric designin .
Tele9 hone # 225-6200, 22 -
INSTITUTE INC. Forei n r
EARN a Certificate.
Diploma or Degree, in any
~art of the world from home
H R OU GH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
I stiu e 136 as8l .oaan
Installation and Wiring, Air
Repairs an A Plus.
course beginning April 20-
Learn to repair combination
CD Players, amplifiers,
televisions, monitors and
other consumer ~roducts.
Croo sionalt wt~h over 2
Ab usl's Ipectre i. 2C2a5l
0391 or 226-6551, 349 East
IMPERIAL COLLEGE -
REGISTER NOW FOR OUR
AF-TRNM ONOR EVE 5
(AGES~~ eS 5 N
Office Administration, Social
Technology, En lish A and
Mathematics. MONTHLY FEE
$1 000 PER SUBJECT. Tel.
227-7627, 647-9434. Croal
and King Streets.
ii. -'S U Nl D A Y II. IIC rl I 1
FOR HIRECIASSd~~B~lIFIE8 11 DS1111iir1Ir\~I Ii
BEAUTY SALON PROPERTY FOR SALE EDUCATIONAL
LEARN TO DRIVE HERBAL MEDICINE AUTO SALES
DRESSMAKING HEALTH MASSAGE
tl ~? I"
EVERGREEN Nature Study
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285, 664-
...5 ..9 .....
lessonuns fr publaicn scool
stuentraing classes ofr C
children and adults,
computer courses and
Coarputer pairs oABE,m rtce
reo ens on the A ril 24,
2006. THOMAS ST. N.C.B.
GEORGETOWN. T L. 225-
PEiRI~iT~liT 'mT -,
Stop dreaming of working
outsidieGuyana and do
MAKE THAT CHANGE!
Send us your CL'and we will
enatldlyou tojob vacancies
Contact us an Tel
(5921 664-1309 (Guryana)
011 44 7974 310 487 (UK)
SCAFFOLDS, Chain saw'
ransom and other
construct nh tools. Csont~a5
366,n2t2e5- 26 ner 23 Norti
8091, 226-0210 (9 am -
5:30,pm) to enquire of our
HERBAL REMEDIES for a
multitude of ailments/
HEaRB P ODUT nhoe b
tooth astes, deodorants, etc.
Call# 226-8091, 226-0210 (9
am 5:30 pm).
We build low income
homes and renovate. Call
227-2479, 227-2494, working
hrs. 218-1957 after hrs.
JUST arrived! Novels,
Story books, magazines,
comics, informative and
text to U5niversity level. Also
books on sale from $20 -
$300. Register now .Tel.
2238323a71 64856p098.SM -10
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could
also otain an International
Driving Permit. For more
information, call 227-3869,
caretaker, female singers,
guitarists. Apply Majestics
1 FEMALE Clerk -30 years
u Apply i person at 288
OE epear ence
Drivers. Apply In person
with written applicaOtion t
Lens, Sheriff &Fut t.
VACANCIES exist for
Kitchen Assistant, Counter
girls, Hand boys, General
Cleaner. Appl in person with
written app action & Food
1 FEMALE Clerk 25
yeas adnd App iC petso i
at 8 North Road, L town.
ael. 225-8985 ay
o erators and 1 female to
clp and iron garments.
A rl a~tdKelnt Ga en
Public Road, ECD. Tel. #
ONE Trained Teacher of
Primary school. Mona0
Edu national In t tute, 6n
-G orgetown. Tel. # 2w3-
7226. 227-4798. Narindra
Attendant and Waitress. one
able-bodied Security Guard
- day shift, Handyman. Tel.
Sr M, os.SAalesgArvisnash
Comple A BS Water
Street. Contact 226-3361,
VACANCY exists for 2
?gk male Coma n a it
a written application at
Lot 8 Stone Avenue
BI gezight Gardens or
ca I 223-9~316, 615-8920.
Assistants. Apply in person
with written application in
your own handwriting.;
For Licensed Firearms
holder (shotgun/sidearm) for
special duties in and around
Corriverton, New Amsterdam,
Linden, Bartica, Wakenaam,
etc,). Apply in person: The
Recruiter, R.K's Security
Services, 125 Regent Road,
Bo2d0a.MALES and females
to work at Universit of
Guyana and other East Coast
employees can re apply).
Ad nsttrator, Universty o
Gu ana, Turkeyen, Campus
or I .K's Security, 125 Regent
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
Computer itErate must
kowlde 1M~atahns and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens. Sheriff
and Fourth Streets.
suONE (1) sen hr visiting
security guards -malean
female. Apply in person with
written application and
necessary documents to.
National S~ecurity Service,
80 Seaforth St., I/ville. Tel.
SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 16, 2006
TOP flat in prime
commercial area- Camp Street
for Airline. Salon, Real Estate,
Advertising Agency, Office or an
ot ern bsne~ss. Contact Sama .
unfurnished apartments one,
twuoe he 8 roer bd tomosm
US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624- 225.
COMING from overseas -
check out Sunflower Hotel and
Fast Food. Cool and comfortable
-AC,TV, long term, short term. 4
hMrg reta Co1Fa2z 3817 ask for
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent-
Suitable for overseas visitors on
short term basis. Tel. #226-51371
FURNISHED executive property
D amond LIEND aLn E8
coA FURNhlSHED to-b doom
Lamaha Park. Parking space, big
es~pac~e I~gdh0 n Bea9:lh 3
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.
unfuniseorne.a~nd re fs in
areas Kitty, C/ville, Lodge'
Alberttown, Queenstown, etc. As
low as $20 000 $35,000. Call
apartment inside toilet & bath,
tc boards, 24 hrs. light & water,
etc. eteal36 c4h5a Is02c3a3e33
623-9972 or 617-8944.
corner 2-bedroom ground floor
with all modern conveniences.
Fully rilled -$22 000 monthly .
Edderson's 226-5496. Ema l
GREATER Georgetown -
vacant large corner store/shop-
Ideal for Chinese restaurant -$70
000 monthly plus area for a tailor
shop/salon $25 000 monthly.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
residential vacant concrete
unfurnished 2-storey 5-bedroom,
abe It US 701 dEdm sn'
REGENT ST. 1 of
Geenreetown Cbntra nsh pp ir
concrete and steel building top/
middle and ground floor 68' x
i8 5~iding s S 16Ren~al of
annum. Ederson's 226-5496-
bedroom bottom $35 000,
South two-storey three-
bedroom -$70 000. Others
5a0n0. nboemts Realy, UF rs2
Federation Life Bidg., 227-
7627 Office, 227~-3768
Home, 644-2099 Cell -
executive house US$1 500;
Courida Park, furnished apt. .
US$800; Atlantic Gardens -
US$1 000 and US$400; Bel
Air Park US$600. Office
space, New Market Street $85
000 and much more.
Excellent Realty 233-5192,
49 HADFIELD St., (Pelic~an
newly renovated, now
a silablg op pandwbottom flood
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),
Namaprbeivll i 0108 0200; Pdra ha
Ca pbeliville $28 000; Kitty -
$40m 00; Queenstown $50 000;
(3-bedroom) Kitty, Newtown
Campbellville, Eccles, Sherif)
St., Alberttown, Cummingsburg
($50 000 each); HOUSES $70
000, $80 000, $100 000; Rooms
- $12 000 $16 000. Call 231-
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E
Sheriff Street. Phone
OGLE double lot
opposite Prado Ville-
$25M. Tel. # 611-0315 -
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price nego-
PROP FRTY for sale in
Queenstown, Price $14 .8M
neg.~ Cali 928-9274, 629-
3 AA N.2 ot
Section -1iedroom house
concretee/ Iood). Tel. 263-
PRO E TY for sale by
ow~ner. Tivorstorey concrete
bu Hiding, BB1 Air Park. Tel.
No. 226 13479.
tra~n ort~ prop rt~y oranee
possession, just off Sheriff
St. Tel. 227-350.rdwt
lar e house on East Coast
70 llillion. Fut~ur~e
Hoe nI ~aty1- 2 744 ,
FORI sale or rent
business, property in very
desirable area of the city.
Reasonably priced. Call
227-6913 after 10 am.
OLEANDER Gdns, Bel
AiR earR, Suobrbyanji lel
building I cted in
Triup rnckaankdes on lage
Must be sold. Call 220-
house. yard space, two
garages, overhead tank.-
BEL Air Park. Tel. 277-
3814, 225-8986, 619-
bedroom property for sale
in Aimelia's Ward, Linden.
Price negotiable. Call: 223-
ATLANTIC Gardens -
front 1 six-bedroom
mansion situated on Lots
148 and 150. Contact 220-
5699 or Cell 613-3487.
FOR SALE. BEL AIR
PAtRKu-ll rn cnr de tw /2
commercial proses. TEL.
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
Trillied33- n New Amsterdam.
ONE (1) wooden and
concrete business property
situated at Better Hope
Public Road, ECD. Vacant
possession. Contact Tel. #
226-2278. Owner leaving
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland,
East Canje phone,
electricity, etc. Price neg.
Tel. 628-5264, 339-2678.
& wooden house. Ketley
St., Charlestown, formerly
Rudy's, Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg.
SALE by owner: Front
grilled, concrete house with
toilet & bath, enclosed
garage. Second house both
located at Triumph, ECD.
Price negotiable. Tel. 227-
2 PROPERTIES at land
to road, and Land of
Canaan, EBD -vacanc
possession, unfurnished, ag
amenities. Tel. 226-1004. 8
am -4 pm._~__~~_~~
property, Happy Acres, 5-
Prashad Nagar -$8
;nedg.,t 2-family house,
inutr 8M. Da Silva St.,
property $7.5M. TEL. 226-
A FURNISHED two-
bedroom concrete house
situated at Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard
spce, li h0 Ow~ater,egho~nae
223-2919 or 629-6059
1 2-FLAT 3-bedroom
oersoeoking Sheriff St et an
the Atlantic. Main bedroom
air-conditioned and self-
contained, 2nd bedroom also
air-conditioned. 1 study room
and verandah. Lower flat -
.large living room kitchen,
dni r o w s roo Irn
Yean on telephone numbers -
225-1238 or 623-0088.
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
$inco rutal raning fro
like South, Alberttown, Kitt ,
etc. all Godwi~ll RealtEy (M
LIFETIME REAL ESTATE
Dilistow th BDu pro errtiesi
executive house -price $
price $ neg. Lamaha
American style apartments
-price $ neg. Prashad
u fr iht d h use
Prashad Nagar -bodom
flat semi furn shed -
US 400. South Ruimveldt
Gardens furnished house -
$70 000. Kitty -furnished
apartments US$400, and
many other in our
Contc un tee~p one
North Road, Bourda
KITTY $32 000; C/ville
$45 000; D'URBAN
;BACKLAND, furnished $90
OX0;CHppy Ecres UAC6EOS:
Kingston US$1 500; Nev}
Haven US$2 000,
furnished; Bel Air Park, semi-
US$1 000; Lamaha
Naar, Happy Acres
UaN VERSITY `ARDENS'
Repu lic Pr, o hers.
Kingston. Main Street, Church
SMarre ,t Seth BaSrtrrreetN Eew
Air Park. BUSINESS PLACES
-Regent, Robb, Sheriff'
Croal, others. BOND PLACES
central Georgetown, East
CoaNtFOL~om~bad, oth s
G rdes 130 90 f e
$1a6r5M; Iappy Axres, Ateaentic
16d5eMs,othB s.A rENORE
SINGH REALTY 225-1017,
623-6136 OR 64 Main and
Middle Streets, Georgetown.
"Have Faith in Christ
today". 227-1988, 623
GEORGET N- Hi h
Street (office/residence) -
US$2 500; Bel Air Park -
Queenstown US$2 000/
US1 000/US$1 500/
US800; Subryanville -
US$700/US$1 0~00; Kitt -
US$750 (F/F)/US$500 (F/
F); New Market $80 0 0;
Ca r ic om / G u S uCo
Gardens US 1 500!
EAST BANK: Eccles 'AA'
(F/F) ; Greenfield Park -
US$1 000; Diamond -1
US $1 50 0; Republic
Park US$2 000. EAST
OOAST: Atla tic50Gd 0 80
V $65 000/ $45 000
Lusignan $50 000; Atlanti
Gardens US $2 00 0 /
US $1 0 0 / US $5 00
Happ Acres US$2
00 /LS$1 200/US$500
Le Ressouvenir US$2
500; O le US$700; BV
-$50 0 0; Orono ue St. -
US 8ral Georg~etF InES
US$4 000; Queenstown -
US$2 000; Sheriff US$1
500; Subryanville US$1
500; North Road US$1
000; Brickdam US$800;
etc. Land and properties
from $3M $600M.
LARGE bottom flat &
rooms, 26 Hill St. Contact
Zalina at the above address
FULL furishd 2
bedUoLLY ai scnhd tioned
house in Bel Air Park. Call
25BdEdDeROnOM house a
short terng. Contact 225-
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1. 3-bedroom apts. 233-
garyes rLACE 48 rPr bcs 8
Russell Sts. Phone 226-
SHORT TERM RENTALS
FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS.
PH ,NE 225-9944-
apt. for overseas guest in
Craig St., C/ville. 223-1329.
RS OSRESlesp hce t541et in
120 ft. Contact 225-4007.
buu nd UTIe 1 fc 7 n
us airs a artrnt5 010904 B rr
OFFICE space for rent with
telephone time -$25 000 per
month. Call 222-4781. Ask for
NEW one-bedroom self-
ounn n at el 22- 75
Street, Kitty. Contact above
address. 7 am 9 am any day.
FULLY furnished house -
290Alni G2 06 E6CD. Call
1 1-BEDROOM self-
2otie 48p9 Contact 220-
semi-furnished or unfurnished
apartment. Call 231-1030. No
with inside tE le~tOO ath a
Indusry, ECD. Contact Indra
1 TOP flat and 1 bottom
flat for rental for business.
Contact Pauline s Hair Salon
-177 Charlotte St
situated on United Nations
Place Stabroek, with
tele hone lines. Tel. 226-
ROOMS and apartments
for short term rental, from -
$4 000 daily/nightl Call
227-0902 or 227 33 6.
APT. US$500, ff c
space executive properties
-US$1 500. Phone Tony
Reid's Reaalty __225-198. 1~
Russel &ODCamRGS~tsP bt o
flat. Suitable for any business.
ONE self-contained room
available, short term $2 000
per day. Contact Mrs. Mac.
9 APT. US$5e0xcoftfi
properties US$1 500.
Phone Tony Reid's Realty -
unfurnished executive homes
around Gear eown. Call
Rchele ...o- 609 799y!lm,_ntr
ONE three-bedroom upstairs
fully furnished garage,
overhead tank. Tel 225-8986,
house, fully grilled, to rent
fully furnished or unfurnished.
LARGE prime riverside
property in Linden. Call 444-
6223. Terms negotiable,
1 SELF-CONTAINED one-
bedroom up in Newtow $18
000. Call 2p27-6354 w -
1 2-BEDROOM apartment -
lower flat for decent couple or
UG Student. Phone 621-8255
ONE 2-bedroom bottom
flat apt. 6th St., Cummings
Lodge, Greater G/town $ 0
000 per month. Tel. 222-
FURNISHED ROOM -
DECENT SINGLE WORKING
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS.).
for overseas guest at Garnett
St., C/ville, G/town. Contact
Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-
bedroom top flat with
telepn ne.OKfict2R2 Ohu4M
6 4-5 1c~ 2.fic 2215
apartment parking, cable
Quiet, private grilled'
short term. Tel. 233-2915.
BEL Air Park 3
debroms,ed2 baths culai -
water, furnished. Call 227-
69 13 after 10 am
SEXISTING restaurant on
Middle Street, 1" floor in Del
sa building or vacan t
ition. Call 227-3233, 225-
:ONE top flat with three
baedroims addgaraoe wate
CHarlestown. Tel. 226-1534,
betwFe RN pm & 8p eicn
styled apts. Suitable for a
cu~pl 50r single rper onC
2 1-6429, 622-5776
OFFICE or business 24
x 25 space. 331 Cummings
Sr., facing Sixth Street. Call
Julian 227-1319, 225-
1 3-BEDROOM bottom flat,
Cu mngs~bug ope PG- 6
ROOM to let at 60 William
and Queen Sts., Kitty.
Preferably single person. Call
Wesley 227-2740, 641-1891.
BUSH Lot, West Coast
Bo rbcey oc biness premis s
80 ft. by 22 ft. Contact B.
2-BEDROOM top flat $45
000, 1-bedroom apt. $25 000
ti.,bottom inEGiteget wn
NEW concrete building 1
2-bedroom apt. toilet and
bath, water, verandah,
parbking 2 bottom flats $25
00Contact Ms. Grant -
EXECUTIVE houses by
itself area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardes Pric $100 000 t
$250e 00 n ge -Enquiries pls
call 220-7021, Cell 624-
NORTON St. Lod e
unf rihed 3-bed 9 m
do nst irs apartment $o3m
000. Tel. 231-2167. Sun. -
Fri., between 4 and 8 pm-
Russ~el &DCam Sets. C rn rs
bottom flat suitable for any
business. Small Shop for any
business. Call 226-3949.
TOP flat 3-bedroom, toilet
and bath, telephone, flight,
wtr, Carnpbel villee a -250
SPACIOUS business spot to
rent as an internet caf6, DVD
Club, Barber Shop, Salon,
office, etc. Good security. Call
BUSINESS places, offices,
houses, apartments whatever
you need! Call NORBERT
DEFREITAS 231-1506, 642-
UNFURNISHED and semi-
furnished apt. around town, E.
C. Dem, E. B. Dem. $25 000
up. Call Venita 220-8233,
furnished houses by itself,
Georgetown, Bel Air, Nandy
Park, E. C. Dem, from $30 000
to $85 000. Call 220-8233,
D'ANDRADE ST., Kitt
- one secure three (3)'/
(bottom flat). Ideal fo
family $35 000 per
month. Tel. 621-3438
APT. $42 000, house by
itself $80 000, furnished
apt. US$700 & USS600,
room $18 000, bond, office,
business place. Call 225-
2709, 623-2591, 225-0989.
Ser's Taxi Service.
Call ~1'27-7229, 231-
VACANCY exists for
Driver/Salesman. Apply with
written application two
references and Police
Shl ear Dtistribuat oner
Dodig St., Street, Kitty,
Gereown, between the
Mrosnda 80 Smturdads 4Tepm
folVACANCY exists inPOhe
BDPol-Iw I rG a h locia
Carib ean. History. One
One PrimalryiGirade 1 & 2
teacher, ey erience will be
an asset. A Il with written
applications the Director of
Studies at Apex Education,
11 Vrhid"s Lust Public
RoadYEhCO.' Tel. 220-6139.
Vill E$25M.T el E g
PRAS AD NAGAR, Omai
Toe 22660 1900 $9M (neg.).
117 MARIGOLD St.
Enterp~rls Ga nsel
z6e26-3955, 222-3610 1
RESIDENTIAL lot -
130' x 60' on a corner in
6 4FRM. Te61 P2 -4 4
overseas visitors. Phone
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Groud 42mpri nngisahnareea
DEliER RA Rier ( ie
Front) Loam and sand and cla
-200 acres, 400 acres, 1 006
acres. Call 592-627-8891.
52 HOUSE lots
Perseverance, Esse uibo
Coast 50 x 120 Public Road,
all Utility Services. Call 592-
mileD fro RLn~den, traERort d
250 acres front width 800 -
depth, length 8 000 $100
000 per acre. Ederson's -
226- 496. Email:
ederson~8guyan a~netlgy ~~~_~~
HOUSE lots -Ogle,
Pigeon Island, East Coast
Dasmt anrkaDe earoa. 4C0are ,
80acres and road side house
Hosop, Wewt Bank Dremee-en-
Plantation Malgre Tout, Wesi
Bank Demerara, 2 Acres of
Land. Devonshire Castle 7
acres (5ice land)9 Call 592-226.
2033. 92-226 9700, 592-226-
have your land at the price
you re looking for starting n
Public ParE 35 acres(12
los) of land -US$2M,
Atlantic Gdns, Meadow
Brook Gdns, Continental
Park (double lot),
Robb St., Brickdam,
Queenstown and P/Na ar,
Call Goodwill Realty Mr
Hinds). Tel. 223-52 4
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
ROOM FOR SINGLE
KITTY, C/ville, Eccles,
SMALL Princes &
Russell & Camp Sts. shop for
any business. Call 226-
contained apartments suitable
for single individuals working
or studying. Phone 225-0168
Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 16 2006
290 TRACTOR selling
for parts. Tel. 621-0694,
TWIN TUB washing
m~a7-i Ospar .5 8eephone -
'2-00 61- 68
AE 170 car part and
engine for sale. Call 222-
4781. Ask for Lovie.
ONE 80" Motorcycle
Chappy for sale. Contact
Leslie. Tel. 231-4147.
ALL playstation 11
2Gla~me2 33 50. Call 645-
PIT BULL pups, 4 mths.
dewormd ccatl 22-32a0n8d
has fo~r sale ars a
WHITE FORD LINCOLN
I~ p I ?~ 1.--i n .
Equippe~dw~rith DVDSound System
(4 s~rens), autcmdlic itlly
serious pesons oniyneed enquirer
4 POOL tables (slate) size
8' 4" x 4' 8". Price $550 000
neg. Tel. 265-2103.
1 3-CD Player 150 watts
(Sharp) $30 000 neg. Tel. #
1 RISOGRAPH copier
(Fr 2950). Call 231-7464,
625-3375, 259-0275, 259-
NEW Honda Generator
2500/6000 watts, key/
manual start. EU/UK
standard. Call 233-5500.
STALL in Stabroek
Market, No. 18, Section 3 -
$3M neg. Contact 642-
1019 or 664-8202.
STALL f or sale -
corner spo t good
location Stabroe k
Market. Tel. 277-3814
AMPLIFIER 400 watts.
Speakers boxes 1 000 watts
new article 622-0267, 629-
1 COMPUTER Printer
"Canon" brand BJC 6100 $30
000. Phone 227-6421 -
Fraser. Must be sold.
TWO five-dish and one
four-dish ploughs also one
trail harrow. Ideal for rice
work. Contact 623-0957.
ONE outboard 8
Johnson engine, excellent
condition. Call 268-2244 -
Road Master, Leonora,
WHOLESALE movie -
$500 at Movie Town DVD
Club. Tel. 223-7245, 231-
5602. For the best quality
SUPRIGHT double do T 0
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.)'
1 Coco Cola Cooler, 1
warmer. Tel. 627-8749 or
ONE brand new
Dompuatemwi CDr Bsurner
54 D1VD. 2la6e 6Contact
GOING out of business.
cnre sCapfr n opter m
chairs. desks, etc. Call 227-
EARTH, sand and reef
sand for sale. Also done
excavating land grading and
levelling. 229-2520. 612-
PARTS for Dryers/
Iumps, mkolorbss bees.
Tchic~ian available. Call
AC UNITS brand
new, 5 000 150 BTU.
Kenmore brand. Contact
Juliana at 613-3319 or
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel
-excellent condition; 1
30 Hp Yamaha Outboard
engine; 1 Power Inverter,
1 000 watts. Tel. 228-
HOUSEHOLD articles -
TV ,9Cs watwar pm, badc
t~aerk,6e~tc 5E~xcellent condition.
DINING table 82" x
42", no chairs, 5T& cbirneeo
Ca ne 6-774 4(L) x 48 (H).
daQUAdNTvT hoc vaiuas
GCIS Inc. 47 Main Sptreet, G/
t~o2n 426r inspection, call
months, fbulls vaccinated ar
in excell nt condition.
Contact Corin Parris 227-
PIANOS LIKE NEW Halls
Piano ware house, 25 John St'
& Del h Avenue, C/'ville. Call
226-2 14 or 621-6540.
equipment including press'
Guttitngn machine, tcreeat
G/town. For inspection, call
DIGITAL cameras, laptop
computers, DVD recorders,
video projectors, guitars'
pMoa titab ,22 -c643C2on6 3
24GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks old,
flyvaccinated & dewormed
-j$Y15 000 each. Tel. 229-
ZENITH 42" Plasma TV,
Philips 64" flat screen TV, Bose
321 Home Entertainment
System Series Two. 226-4177.
JVC Video camera (600 x
digital zoom) mini video
screen (2 batteries, 1 charger)
- $50 000 or best offer. Call
ONE Sears Craftsman 8
Hlectr~o ccignition ge ert re
Price $170 000 negotiable.
1 CRAFTSMAN generator
2400 watts, 120 volts, at give~
away price. Call 622-4275 or
1 5-TON Carrier air
condition unit. 3-Phase, 220
volts Price neg. Contact Linden
1 BRIDGE Port Ulniversal
miller $800 000 or nearest
offer: 1 small wheel fork lift -
$800 000 or nearest offer. Call
FOR sale/rental active
large snackette, Bourda Market.
Lights, phone, coolers, TV, etc.
Call 226-5063, 231-4139.
Going cheap Lister Water
cool engine, TLeab 4 -5-speed
gear box, 5 7 & 10-ton
differential, 330 500 complete
engine front TK &TLback spring
chassis dump tray & romp, hub,
Massey Ferguson parts, 1 Tarq
converter for front end loader.
1 PANASONIC CD stereo
set, 1 Maytag office fridge, 1
Brother electrical typewriter, 1
Tec. cash register, 1 Sharp fax/
tel. machine, 1 Coby portable
TV/radio white, 1 Baby stroller
with carrier, 1 Baby cot. 1 Sthil
grass cutter. Tel. 227-6102, 627-
BRAND new FAURE
opaipnpera mnte 23 v, t
Hz). Tel. 647-2549, 218.
0287 _ _
1 YAMAHA YZ, 125 D rt
Bke, ilowa ahrs Pik 8 $ 0
Dirt Bike, also like new. $150
000. Ask for Dave 624-1501
(next to UG, Tain Campus).
1 SHARP double-door no
frost refrigerator $130 000;
1 7-piece dinette set $28
000; 1 DVD Player $15 000;
Ssingl ir dioehead ed -C $
4e.No. 225-0516 or 615-
1 LARGE Simens stand
up deep freezer 220 volts,
app. 6.5 ft in height $98
000; 1 Pentium 4 computer
with 17" monitor, speakers,
CD Rom and floppy drive -
$80 000; 1 Panasonic AC
Unit 24 000, BTU 220 volts -
$90 000; 1 UPS battery
backup, 220 volts, SO-cycle.
Ideal for internet cafes and
office server $170 000.
laDEpALcSr~ osktop a d
ACnr ueToshibc, ssor
pr nters, repairs, Software,
mintenanc ot kCo patrn
Sh pping Mail, Houston,
EBD. Tel. 647-2400.
JOHN Deere 30 KVA
diesel generator like new,
opores~sor withntgdnk irge
grinding machine wrgh
6tolne~s 2426-4177, 225-2319,
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills;
ne oaw nJi ling amoto cyelel
truck pum 1 battery
charge 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
LABRADOR & Doberman
mixed pups and Labrador
and Ri aeback mixed pups.
Tel 3 p-846 f8m Mo to
Sun. from 8 am to 8 pm.
1 SIX-INCH complete
land dredge with two 2000
series four-cylinder Perkins
Turbo engines, pipes
1 PANASONIC. 19"
television, 1 white
Westinghouse double door
fridge, 1 Whiripool chest
freezer, 1 Chester drawers.
Contact 226-0616, 170
Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty.
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-
FOR quick sale freezers,
gas fryers, Misc kitchen
eq iphene, Igsstove,sheot ag
machine, Misc kitchen
equipment. Call 227-4876 or
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-
1 Ford F 150, 1 285
Messey Ferguson Tractor, 2
Portable welder (1 gasoline &
1 diesel), 1 bobcat. 1 -100
KVA altsirnator & transformer,
1 Cummings engine. Call 626-
SKY Universal, authorised
dealer for the best offer in
Philli s digital dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay
Per View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231-
6093, 227-1151 (Office).
(Computer) School for sale as
a going concern. Includes
computers, chairs, desks,
reception area equipment, etc.
Performance records available
for inspection. Kindly call
Satellite Network. For efficient
and quality sky satellite dish
services & reconnections. Best
after sale service, & free
installation. Phone # 227-7794
ult i65t 0,ami641-6590.
geeWtOrsH daew2 500 w
corn machines. One Hond pe2
70 Pinpressaenrdwa hearc ne
one complete computer, one
ne son blrem icedalCallt ms2
C OM PU TE R
Pro rammes Auto Cad
2006 Hollywood effects
Pro., Adobe Premier 6.0,
CorelDraw 12, PDF writer,
Office 2003, Cake walk
music Draecaor, QuickSBooks
many n re62Cl 0Anthony -
PRASHAD NAGAR -
Premniranja Place, 4
Bedrooms, spacious yard. Value
for money. Asig 27M. Call
NORBERT DEFREITAS -231~
WINDSOR Forest, WCD -
large 2-storey concrete
house with Chicken Pens
measuring 26 x 210 ft. at
back of house. Price $19M
ne Phone 226-1046 or 617-
42 1. Serious enquiries
of building we have general
manage men d nic pa in
9 dr email@example.com~mi:
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey ranch type
hu ltsm $28M U$n400003
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
MON Repos Rd.
rsit ntial -vacantbne t-eo7
and bottom luxurious
bedrooms. $8.6M, US$42 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
BEL AIR PARK vacant
corner 2-storey business
Ar perty, top 3 large offices
$18 b50ttom U2S52re offices -
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ROBB ST., Bourdalnear
marketevac nt 2410sto 7
oandre 50' n 00' $40M,
US$200 000. Ederson's -226-
ha2 ht ,Cn Btre 4 0fnt
container $50M, US$250 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
URGENT needed -
buildings for sale or rent
Regent St., Robb St., others.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ECCLES, residential -
vacant corner, new concrete 2-
storey 4 luxurious Hollywood
designed bedrooms, furniture -
$21M, US$105 000. Ederson's
vaREGENTorSet, Bo ss
pro erty, 2 large offices, top
office -$19.5M, US$97 000
neg. Ederson's 226-5496.
Sa gE m o n a l or i n I r
SREGENT near Camp St. -
Svacant possession of a new 4/
5-storey steel/concrete general
store, daily income $1M,
UlS$200 000. Ederson's -226-
ONE two-storeyb wooden
adsconcr ch 4-Ru berodm
Gardens Contact Ronald
on 662-5033 or Samantha
on 624-1370. No
reasonable offer refused-
UG Road newly built
2-storey building with
going restaurant and bar'
cotleti ed capeartmesnets
Office space pools tables
Call between 12 noon an
6 pm. Serious en uirles
DOUBLE lots at Public
Road, Mc- Doom Village -
suitable for hotel,
wholesale/retail or fast
food. Two separate
transport (1 L) house and
land -210 x 50', (2nd)
house & land 140' x 40'.
Contact R.. Bacchus 226-
OR7E9A6642-42628 6 1-3868
Sropertie55orsa irB Ark"
$d-4680M Shierief Stt.
$80M. Avenue of Re public -
US$1.5M US$2.5 .
FOR sale one concrete
Factory with tiled floor can
be used for Fish Factory,
Food Manufacturer, church or
bond. Location 8 West
Ruimveldt, 2nd building from
Front Road. between BACid
udySe's.d Goinon atb 32nM
m 674904no d2o31-2
vacant 3-storey, 6 luxurious
bedrooms or offices for
computer school $45 ,
US$225 000. Ederson's -226-
KERSAINT Park resident -
vacant new 2- storey concrete
property % acre land, 3
luxurious designed bedrooms
and furniture $15M, US$75
000. Ederson's -i226-5496
thnavsea45so s4 eEl nbu lig
Inecoma wil rem i lns do 2 r
D'URBAN St., LODGE -
wise investment, bbu ig this 2-
store2-concrete Holdng, no d
designed romapart oots.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
raHOOPE ErBDankla de blic
large ocean ships, ware house,
bond- $12.5M, US$63 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ONE 2-bedroom concrete
bungalow house with half
dow sars, Agnicultutre, EC)DM
neg. Tel. 621-0004.
EXCLUSIVE property -
East Bank Demerara, One Mile
private road, with utility services
and modern convenience, new
aCanal Fr mr no min
call 592-8891, 592-226-9700.
E m a i 1
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
WE have the building
rt teo loa~ton theobbubsi e
$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. Ema I
goodwill Irea lty@ sol uti on2000. net
$6.5M, South Gardens -
three bedroom $10.5M,
South $12.5M, Kitty,
D'Urban Street, Republic
Park others from $6.5M to
$100M. Roberts Realty, First
Fe erationff ee Bd7 726287-
Home, 644-2099 Cell.
S2FOR SALuEyBYoO NtER
house 5 bedrooms, 2 full
fixture faucet, sink, toilet.
cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in
wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage.
front view to Public Road.
Lat 6 Nandy Park, EBD.
Interested person only to
call. Day -2263-7806;
PROPERTIES We have
the properties that would
suit y40ur pocket PINa a~r
-$14MM Sot /lveldt
$18M ,48M,K meadow B~r0Mk
lobedtwownR 12M. Cal
Hinds). Tel. 22 -52 4
properties we have the
ur praiues, for youexceo f rte
Courida Park -$500 000
ene.), Bel Air Park $60M,
$24M, $35M. Queenstown -
$45M, Meadow Brook Gdns -
$35M. Happy Acres -$30M -
$21M, Lama a Gdns $29M,
R2M I (c.H nadl )God i l
00od illre6128@ 10ut n20.E t
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.
BUY these properties
with the energy of your mind,
the earth is on an imaginary
axis, see your house in
imagination. Alberttown -
concrete corner spot, reduced
to $13M; Lamaha Gardens -
3- st r~e9Mmansilon $2M'
nw $24M; Mea ow Brook ~
81MM now 375M BKl tAir
Prok $28M now 4$21252
LIFETIME REAL ESTATE
has on its listing properties
fo4r5M $1i6M, Abrttwn -
$25M, Newtown, Kitty -
S8).5M Be Ai aPark $3eM
$16M, P~rashad Nag~aD
$16M, liamond, D
$C30M,ctGmyv EBDp $n3e5
225-3466, 225-7268 or 23
North Road, Bourda. "We not
only buy, sell or rent, we
sens iase, inform and most
importnl ya ise-
HIGH St., Charlestown,
$ro~pertonon lnod 31 nc te -
building on large land,
Nismes, WBD $8.5M; two
house lots 80 x 113, LBI -
$6M each; one three-
condition, W/Ru t $ 6M
neg one five-bedroom
concrete and wooden
building on double lot,
Atlantic Gardens $20M; one
cottage on stilts, St.
Charlestown $2.8M; one
building on % acre land,
Land of Canaan $15M; one
large property on High Street'
Kingston 60 x 180 ft -
$125M; one concrete split
level two-bedroom building
Bnlarge larg Can~al No 2at
concrete and wooden five-
bedroom building in good
condition, Bourda $16M;
one sawmill operation
complete with equipment on
large lraandsfboy iversid$5 wt
WILLS REALTY 227-2612
DO YOU WANT TO BUY
OR RENT AFFORDABLEAEND
DURABLE TWO AND THREE-
FLAT BUILDINGS IN
GEORGETOWN OR THE
OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY
OCCUPANCY, IN WELL
ALL THE RELATED
WITH NO LIENS, NO
ENCUMBRANCES ON THE
PROREPTY, AT TODAY'S
MARKET VALUE, 'LET
SUGRIM'S REAL ESTATE
AGENCY, POINTS YOU IN
THE RIGHT DIRECTION".
Bel 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 BIl Air Pk (26 ft
x 56 ft 20M), Bel Air Pk
(58ft x38 ft $45M a, Be
Air Pk (ri le Lots of ad-
US$1M) Prashad Ng. (40
ft x 30 t $1-7M), Prashad
Na (3d5gsl50 s f 28 )-
0M$30) e~w ae ( 59
Orono ue St. (45 ft x 30 fi
x 282 ), Rep~u~blicNPk 30P f
(50 ft x 35 ft $2 M),
Eccles (40 ft x 35 ft -$47M),
$3r M6 ,t GdOax i50 ft -
75 ft x161 ft -$20tM), Le
Destein!Parika (60 ft x 38
ft $35M) Land of Canaan
(1 acre $15M), Garden of
Eden (6 %/ acres US$750
000) Middleton St. (3,506
s2q,173 sq20 S1M)$1NtoAS
EM IL shms00@NY h.aM
SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 16 2006 2
PHH series, Toyota 211
Carina fully powered,
automatic, AC, mags, spoiler,
in immaculate condition $1
650 04010. Cahl h26-0313,
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha
O/B engine; 1 Mini Bus
scrap; 1KE 10 engine&
gear box; V/2 HP motors;
poultry waters, traps
troughs, etc.; 1 wooden
boat, 1 paper feeder, spray
cans.'computers and more.
Must be sold. Owner
leaving country. ~Contact
tSA1T6 2 SAR NAa r 13M
$1.7M, AT 212 Carina-
$1.6M, AT 170 Corona, full
lite $975 00Q, EP 82 GT
T-urbo Starlet excellentn) -
$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-
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 F~azela Auto
Sales 276-0245. 628-
JUST arrived, new stock
full leactor re onditioned
ees, EFI, ewmodl KZH 110
CD, DVD, Player, Hilux Surf 4-
Runner, Pajero, Tacoma 2004,
T100 Pickup, Hilux Diesel
Pickup 4WD,LH 119, mini-bus.
Trade in and credit terms
available @ Paul Camacho
Auto Sales in Croal St., bet.
Albert & Oronoque Sts. (Tel.
FORD F 150 2 X 4 Extra
Cab Pickup, (automatic)-
$1.1M, Toyota Hi-Lux Surf
wYetngriense atolm~atio wit
Tacoma Extra Cab 4 x 4
$2.7M, Toyota 12-seater
ranibus ab$4T00 000, Toeyot
Mercedes SVV year 2000
model -$5.5M, To ota
Single Cab 4 x 4 $850
0796, 61 -7483.
TOYOTA Corona Premio,
Super, automatic, PHH for -
$1.8M; 110 Corolla, PJJ,
excellent condition; 170
Carina and Corona,
automatic and stick from
t hoand nddix h~un red
and Sprinter; AE 100 Corolla
and 100 Sprinter cars; 212
Carina, two Lancer cars; 4-
Runners for $1.4M toi
$2.2M; RAV-4, CRV PJJ for -
$3.5M. All papers are in order
re ua defirm
reafret. Contact Pete's Auto
SadesdL~ottreGetb rkge a~ne
Shar in Cam .Street. Call
228-9951, 2 6-5546,-231-
1 AUSTIN lorris liarina.
came in from ~England $850
000..,Excellent condition 1
400 cc. 1 Chevrolet
Silverado 5-door airiclosed.
dan ata matic ,trrho
steering, maenwheels, good
trips, good for transportation
ladies, CE 3362, excellent
riding condition, hardly used
$1 0 000. 1 1 500cc Jialing
motorcycle, hardly used
excellent condition -$250
000. 1 container hauler
single def tractor unit, good
for pulling timber, container,
etc. Nissan diesel working
condition -$2.2M neg.
~Owner leaving 621-4928.
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player. Pnced to
go. # 621-745 5.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
- long tray, 17 feet 4D 32, alc,
immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
Contact 616- 736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter,
PHH series, excellent
condition, fully loaded, fully
powered. Contact 623-4572
LINCOLN Town car (Ford)
4-door luxury Sedan -
automatic, power windows,
locks, seats, digital dash, TV
&ondiDVoned, PIner,47 00
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
FORD Tow truck, F 250
body equipped with warn
iteh d oumntos -c$5 0 0
2 TOYOTA Hilux Surfs 4 x
4 4-door, fully powered,
automatic, -AC, crash bar, fog
Iamp, running board, etc.
$2.5M and $2.2M neg. Call
276-0313, 626-1141 -
CorONaE withl allun nio@
mag rims 3T engine with 5-
speed gear box. Contact
Ra mond or Meena on Tel.
# 233-2857 or 622-0484
Price -$275 000 neg.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4, PHH
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
Bu II L .
'/" neer/ lo;~
BO N .ORSE
4 RZ Iong base buses
in excellent condition as
low as $850 000 to
$1.3M. Contact Dhannie -
29r e5s8.on Serious
1 2-TON Dyna Canter,
diesel; 1 AE 91 Toyota
Corolla. Any reasonable
offer accepted. Call 646-
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
condition, needs body work
,tape deck, AC etc. Tel.
fullyOloadeissMod uCr 33,
4-c linder, gear, (PW, PM,
PS Price neg. Call: 223-
90 1, Cell:~ 629-7419
MUST BE SOLD. 2 RZ
in immaculate condition; 1
-Bulck car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner
LHD, V6 engine
(automatic) $1.7M. 227-
4040, 628-0796, 618-
1 EP 82 Toyota Starlet,
excellent condition $850 000
negotiable. Serious enquiries
only. Contact No. 225-1959,
1 LONG Base RZ (Ell),
BHH series, excellent condition
with music and mag. Contact
Bro Morth on 270-4625 or 629-
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
teandkerkinddde3I Taimb r
good working c nndition.taFct
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray,
dual air bag, mag rims, etc.
-$5.5M neg. Tel. 220-
ONE AT 150 Corona -
stic k gear /front wheel
drive, in good condition.
Price $460 000
negotiable. Tel. 621-
ONE AT 192 Carina
motor car with CD Player,
Spoiler and man rims.
2p27c 902$1or 27033036Cal
,1 TOYOTA -Single?: Cab .
'(3Y engine)..long tray. '
solid deff, 4 x 4 Pikup.
0@HH series $1.3M neg
AE 100 SPRINTER,
bPGi series, 16" nickel
rim, spoiler, CD Player.
Price -$975 000
negotiable. Call 641
ONE 1100 MF Tractor
Suitable fo R m
luegh orTimberCGroa t
Lawrence. Phone 322-0309.
1 TOYOTA Celica with,
air brushed bonnet, 17
chrome rims, Pioneer MM3
s stem,ofiai22ki only $1.7-
332NE 580 C Hymac -
working condition. Hauler
and low boy, selling together.
Serious enquiries only. Call
222-6708 between 12 noon
and 6 pm.
1 490 MAZDA Wagon,
bc Wh~q drivreneedd
upeekin apsettion $250
000 a. Contact 233-
51S39 ,j 233-6250 (h).
450 170 CORONA stick
gor, good condition $775
$1.2M S long base, rna25
000. Rajeun- 275-0 08, 626~
FORD Taurus, late PJJ
series, automatic AC, fully
powered, CD player.
2x e41 nt 6condit n. Call
FORD Lincoin stretch
limousine (Black) 7-
seater, auto, fully powered
needs work, drives, sold as
is 4 million. Call 225.
4631, 647-3000, 225.
CUMMINS 6 CTA 230
Hp diesel engine with twin
disc pto on bed, good
n12e5 cHnditt steel
pontoon EX 12" diesel with
15 x 28 ft. purple heart
sluice $0.5M. Located
Middle Mazaruni. Call 223-
1 MEBER band rw 3"
1 Hyster frlt
(gasoline), 1 Wadkin 5-
head moulder, 1 surface,
table router, compressor,
mortiser, drill press,
broom stick machine,
blds s o td k Oiv 0
and up), 2 small band
saws. Tel. 270-6460, 644-
ONE PROF. MUSIC
SET INCLUDING DOUBLE
DISC DRIVE WITH MIXER,
CROSSOVER, 20 BAND
EQ, THREE AMPS. WITH
WATTS TOTAL 2 600. TWO
15" 1 100 WATTS BASS,
TWO 12" MIDRANGES,
TWO HORN MIDRANGE
COST 400 000 NON NEG.
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
Areze 110 v, h~ardly0 ued1
Honda EG 2 5d00 watts
geeaor n good w 1tin
240V, remote control, never
used $105 000. 1 new set
of 4 Nickle sizes15 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.
00c0ro1s tom eel verne8
system with lot of
computers and accessories,
backup, printers, cords, bill
machine, scanner and
mnat re rnt a rg iore,$4 0
000 along with large
ph tuocop~y mcDunee and
bath tub fibreglass never
vacuum cleaner on wheels,
industrial and commercial,
110v large dust bags, for
car et or floor Dayton $30
000. 1 large water pump
with pressure tank, 110 -
operated $30 000. 1 Mitre
s on a~dus~tableO tbe
MINI 1300. CONTACT
ERNEST ON 623-6989.
Model M truck. Tel:
ONE Toyota -Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
8604. Prc nafg Ci 2270
minibus 15 seats -
$1897M neg. Tel. #- 642-
1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
condition. Phone 268.
ONE To ota Ceres in
very good condition,
spoilers, alarm, fully
loaded. Call 624-2533.
1 NISSAN Wagon car -
sold as it is driving. Price
- $150 000 neg. Tel. 621-
JUST arrived AT 192, fully
powered with mag rims $1.8M
neg. Call 227-0778.
Extra TOb OPic~ku~p2 Hly
loaded, 1 mth. old. Call 623-
1 AE 81 TOYOTA
Corolla, working condition,
Reasonable priced. Call
-1 JEEP Wrang er
excellent condition for sale.
1 Jeep Wrangler shell. Tel.
1 RZ long base mini bus,
m rkngtccond90 on Oma sd
1 MITSUBISHI Lancer,
Tiptronic, mags, etc. Call 220-
6770, 645-1905 -
1 TOYOTA 4X4 Hilux,
negotiable. Contact cell #
AT 170 TOYOTA car,
condition. Price neg. Tel.
MINI Van FOR SALE -
Mazda MPV V6 mini van.
Price negotiable. Tel. #
1 ONE 300 ZX Sports
condition. Call 225-7706
or 226-2894 '
1 TOYOTA Starlet
Glanza, fully loaded. Price
neg. Contact 226-0041, 621-
1 CHEROKEE Jeep, 1
I-o daT lite2 So~oer Pr ce
49 6AE 91 Corolia gear,
fully powered, in mint
condition. Price neg. Tel.
621-6262, 225-1164, 641-
TOYQTA Carina Wagon
KA 67 very good condition,
back wheel drive $700 000.
TOYOTA Carina AT 150
excellent condition. Owner
leaving. Call 220-4372 or
Wagon, 5 A engine,
automatic, like new. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville 223-9687.
AE FORS rnte urrn yxcelloenne
condition. Attractive price
Tel. 226-1877, 624-74136.
1 TOYOTA Higce
ONE Long ba RZ
E series. Price $1.2
million or $800 000 down
ym~ent. 626-9780, 662-
1 TOYOTA C~ynos, 1
Toyota Levin. Price neg.
62 -589e 231-T5e8ehne
1 MITSUBISHI Lancer, 1
Honda Inteara both fully
loaded ,17 rims. Owner
leaving country. Call 646-
1 1996 BZ Tourin
To ota Coolla alWn 342
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
4-whheelbdrive Jdeepih w
acessori s. COn oer
Ed~wards. Tel ''
Premio, PHH 7900. Tel.
662-8568, 269-0273 or
~1 ONE Toyote Lnnd
Cruiser (diesel) 13 setter,
mlas con act1 623m 010 .
Burgundy 1 yr. old, excellent
condition. Contact 233-2263,
SUZUKI Vitara (full size)
- manual, P/windows -
$1.3M neg. 227-4040, 628-
TOYOTA AT 192 Carina,
fully powered, automatic,
excellent condition. Tel. 226-
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
-excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
rwhte).4-Gdoing C eap S ui
DieISUlF~ul J werexd,48 o ts
like new. 74 Sheriff St., C/
ONE damaged Toyota
Carib Wagon by tender at
GCIS Inc. 47 Main Street,
G/town. For inspection call
SV 30 CAMRY (prominent)
excellent condition 17" rim, CD,
etc., PHH series. Tel. 646-5136,
CRV glass (clear) and Spoiler.
1 AT 170 Carina mags,
AC, fully automatic, fully
powered, crash bar for Hilux
4-Runner. Call 256-3216, 621-
BH1 RZ BUS I~lcom eye_
CF. fully p 44. Bothl ir5
aacetl(Aptcondition P~hone 268-
.ONE rn AT 192
ONE Nfsseea Caravenr.
Excellent wodrin "condition."
Price neactiable. intact Tel. #
1 RZ minib~us in
immaculate condition with
music, ma s, crystal lights,
6tc -07918 M neg. Co tact
1 MITSUBISHI, long base
canter truck in good working
condition. Contact Ravi -622-
1782 or 264-2391.
ONE Mazda Wa on in good
condition, never in hire. Price -
-50T00ng 9C2 5a~c Out~ramrn
seriesOYAOCT aHutmat c; To oa
Pickup GJJ series, 4- oor,
AC, automatic. Contact 'Sarah
ONE 4-Runner, excellent
conditionn wthdCD mae, V6
$1 4M negotiable. Call di4-
ONE TT 131 CORONA in
good condition m ries,
Sik68 gar, tpheu
% TON Ford Truck, enclosed,
parts for Mercedes 200 series,
nibnues altr nsm sion for
MITSUBISHI RVR PJJ
seiers, mmcu aeb cnd iti
condition. Contact 276-0245
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner -
crash bar, running bar, flares,
powerful music system,
leather interior $2.5M.
P~ease 00n10t usat
Lot f0-10 HaJfield Street
Jusi behind Bnckdarn
PJJ and PHH series -
immacula~te condition -$1
650 000 neg. and $1.5M ne .
Call Shaha 276-0313, 62 -
STARLET- auto, CD
Pla er, ma s PHH $1 450
000, CRV (ONDA auto,
PHH series $2.6M (ne )
AEG100eSPRIaTuER 0 to
000 neg. Tel. No. 226-
ONE GJJ Leyland
double axle truck with 20-
cyd. tray and hihab. Perfect
for sand electric .pole
TOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab Pickup, PJJ series,
new model; Nissan
Pathfinder 4-doori 1996
model, Honda Delsol Short
4a, M7 212- bhrtc~alr.
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4
fully loaded, CD and
casks ttom Paver,ofoge n m
exhaust, crash bar, side
and drie C tctn M. Kh
Auto Sales 28 'BB' Eccles
EBD. Tel. 233-2336, 623-
DEAL OF THE WEEK -
TOYOTA STARLET EP 91
FOUR DOORS AUTOMATIC,
FULLY POWERED ONLY $1
750 000. ALL TAXES
INCLUSIVE. DEO MARAJ
AUTO SALES 207 SHERIFF
AND SIXTH STREETS,
11 I TV :~IlIr~~
Four-Joor. mallual caT
11n Miattt COniiolin
Pric 51 9 In lli nn ag., -
f011tact Ch'ris-21r 22...(5j(
KHAN'S AUTO SALES 3
SAT 192 $1. 2M, 2 AE 100
Sprinters $975 000, 4 4.
jRunner 5-door, automatic,
Carina $425 000, 1 AT 150
Corona $475 000, 1 Mercedes
SBenz $1.5M, 1 Ceres, top
Snouch -3 512M. T60 OXT (rail)
i 700 00 neg., 1 Honda Accord
S$500 000, 1 Honda CRV -
B3e2M e I34.Ple~are Kotan
Suni at 10 -10 Hadfield St.,
ust behind Brickdam Police
Station or Tel. 623-9972, 621-
Fully powered, 48,0001 miles -
18,000 miles olyr $2.2IR agg
BMLW CONVERTIBLE 325i
Aof Owded- $2 YM He 8
190 E MERCEDES BENZ
fullufy oded, fully skirted -$2M
NOW IN STOCK.
Toyota Corolla NZE 121,
AE 110, EE. 103, Honda
Cilxc EtK3C bESL T~o o~tN
170, RZN 174, To ota Hilux
SDouble Cab YN 10 LN 107
SLN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux
SigeCab -LN 106.
Toyota "Hilux Surf RZN 185
YN ~"130, KZN 185.
M tsubis~h CantertFEC6a3r n
- AT 192E38E, TooaCrn2AT 212, Toyota
.1Marino AE 100. Toyota
SVista AZV 50, Honda CRV
SR0i, To ota RAV 4, ZCA
STvta Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer
I 2A, Toyota Corona
Premio AT ~210, Toyota
SM tuish~i Ca a) La ce
T~ourine agony AmE 100. ~
:Auto Sales, 226 South
iWe give you the best
cause you deserve the
R COND TO E
SWEATER); TOYOTA PAS O
(2004 MODEL); TOYOTA
WILLS VS (2002 MODEL);
TOYOTA PRIUS (HYBRID ,
TOYOTA VISTA ZZV 5 ;
GLANZA TURBO TOYOTA
CYNOS SPORTS COUPE;
DOORS)I TOYOTA CARINA
AT 192; HONDA CIVIC EK
3; MITSUBISHI LANCER
CKA NO TOYOTOATCAAH NA
PRICES ON DUTY FREE
VEHICLES FULL AFTER
SALES SERVICE AND
DEO MARAJ AUTO
SALES, 207 SHERIFF AND
4939. A NAME AND A
SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST.
HIRE CAR DRIVERS ~24
HRS).CONTACT TEL. 27-
18 1 VE-IN DCOAMES2TIC
mao ya~ok tp -
SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 16, 2006
WANTED one Driver/
Porter. Apply in writing to
P.O. Box 11306.
1 BARBER, 1
HAIRDRESSER. CALL 644.
3555 OR 642-0554.
1 LIVE -IN
DOMESTIC 4 0- 5 0
YEAR S. TELEPHONE
Cont~acM 2D5- M,4,602 -r800 .d
ONE Truck Driver for
flat bed truck. Tel. 227.
1 LIVE -IN Maid 2 5
40 yrs. Must know to cool"
Ca II 233-5755.
ONE General Live-in
D ms3i 2m co~u~nt~ry 6ea.
ONE Live-in Domestic
from the country area.
-$NE Cleaner --
Gardener, come in person to
21 Seaforth Street C/ville
,5 Y dy pero wk ch c 0
w2 ky. Call 227-8863 or 223-
WANTED ur enti -
Barber and Hairdre ser. Also
station for rent. Contact Tel.
3 MACHINISTS. APPLY
IDNDUSRTARIAA1 SI EC E B
House Keeper, 4 days a week.
Waitresses to work at Jam's Bar
at Montrose Public Road $7
500 weekly. Tel. 220-2706.
WELDER and Fabricators
at 331 Cumming St.,
Cummingsburg. Tel. 225-
6834 or 621-5310.
copper, b ass blminim
and scrap iron. Call 266-
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
expNDeUSRIcOUStr I d
needs a job as a general
domestic.~ Tel. 226-9410.
DRIVERS for Leyland DAF
dump truck 10-ton. Single
8,e 616- 32426-5588, 614-
ONE Cook and Sar
Attendant. Ap~pM at Doc's
0ewe 1 :30 iddl ad
LIVE-IN Maid 25 35
yres witall2Sdhys 5- 2 0
during working hrs.
Cashier. Apply to Kamboat
Restaurant. 51 Sheriff St. or
17 Public Rd.. Vryheid's Lust,
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country
area, age 35 to 45. Tel. 609-
ONE Salesgirl, one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18 -25.
Must be pleasant and friendly
and I~ve on the ECD. Call
Attendants. Apply with written
application at Bel Air Texaco
Service Station, ECD. 222-
D EC ENT working
female roomminate to share
fuirnished apartment in
Kitty 519 00 0 i nclu ~id ing
lig ht & water. C al i
ONE ARC AND ACETY-
LENE WELDER. MUST KNOW
GRIOADWORK. CONSART E2T1
CHARLESTOWN. TEL: 225-
furnished acartmient in
Li ht S'2reett G~eorgetow~.
I I __ ~ _ _P11_ 1~1_ _I _ ~II I_
FAMILY to take care and
work at bond both parties
would be occupied. Living
also one handyman. 621-
Waitresses to work at
Green Hous eRes ta uran t,
UG Road $1 000 per
sh t nAp3pl m anp~erson
Supervisor. Apply in person
with written application to
Regent H ou sehoId
Eleacdtro ic,2 14340Regent
Road.~~~ Tl 2-4.
ONE LIVE-IN family to
won gker hf ct e.R oenrta t
(92y 65c St, Newtown,
Assistant with Food
Handler's Certificate to work
from 6 am to 1 pm 5 days
per .week. Contact 616.
ONE ex pe rie nce d
GeneraM Domestic to wor~kein
crUw GET rurtoent cnt ac
Service. Base Fee $5 000
weekly. Contact 609-9528,
onURGEBNTTLY naew erussed
ytnr~ae (D i)sl, bteom half
Te.# 226-9069, 444-6726.
NIGHT Guard. Apply in
person to Regent Household
Electronic at 143 Regent
Road, Bourda. Telephone No.
Carpenter. Apply mn person to
Regent Household Electronic
at 143 Regent Road, Bourda-
Telephone No. 227-4402.
to work on a three (3)-year
contract in Grenada. Send CV
tboe O.ABpox 12 026 G~eorgetown'
before~~~ Api 0 06
A PHARMACIST to work on
a three (3)-year contract in
Carriacou. Send CV to P.O. Box
11026 G~eorgetown, before April
MALE & female to work in
busy cell phone store.
Api unt sheu haep
models of phones. Salary and
commission. Apply in person
- Guyana Variety Store (Nut
Centre 68 Robb St.). Ask for
NadERSON for job work
vehicle spraying. Some
mechanical exper ence an
msset e or e-n prso f
HairdresserE Must krNw to dD
manicure, pedicure. facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please
contact. Tel. 223-5252 or
50 SECURITY Guiards
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
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
WANTED at Survival
Supermarket 1. Porters-
2. Cleaner, 3 Driver
Applicants should apply
wiJt'h a written application
and a passport size photo
to 16 Viissengen~ Road.
Neihiwtow. Kitty. Tel # 227-
50 NE Livie-in~ Maid to
work in Trlnid~ad Duties
ftiai w shing ironn r tr
interested persons pieas
call 223- 245 b tw jer :
n fo rmration.
(Frotr page 29)
ferocious pull to backward
square boundary off right-
arm leg-spinner Danney
At 173 for one, Singh
was comprehensively bowled
bythe sedy Andrie for fiv
while soon after Haslim, who
looked well set for a well-de-
served century, skied a catch
to George at short-midwicket
off medium pacer Imaran
Hassan who was the most
successful bowler for
Malteenoes with three for 43
from his eight mandatory
Ravi Sarwan, the brother
of West Indies vice-captain
Ramnaresh Sarwan, played a
couple of eye-catching shots
and along with Demerara Un-
der-19 middle-order batsman
Gavin Singh carried up the
200 for their team in the 30th
over before both became
Hassan victims via leg-before
The plucky Bevaun re-
vealed his reputation for at-
tacking batting,hitting two
fours and three towering
sixes, one landing in
former West Indies coach
Roger Harper' s yard lo-
cated on the southern of the-
ground in a typically floun-
Bevaun and wicketkeeper/
batsman yrellTull (15) with
two sixes, engaged in a valu-
able 32-run seventh-wicket
partnership that spanned
only 29 deliveries before
Bevaun had his stumps dis-
turbedewith the las balb I
Grimes was on un eaten on
four when the overs expired.
Malteenoes losing the in-
form Barrington without scor-
ing at 10for one meant huge
loss for the Thomas Land
boydesvpite a magnifice t,
handed middle-order batsman
Deon Ferrier with five spank-
ing fours and a similar num-
ber of sixes in his 88-ball du-
ration at the crease but it
proved futile while Narayan
41 (two fours), Hassan 41 (six
fours) and skipper Aaron
Frazer with a fight 28 (two
fours) offer token resistance
for the losers.
Delroy Jacobs, Andries,
Jermaine Joseph and Jeremiah
Harris all fell without scoring
for their team adding to
Apart from Bevaun's ex-
cellent spell, Trevor Henry
snared three wickets in his
last over, ended with three for
30 from 7.5 overs while
Sarwan and Singh finished
with one wicket each.
GCC received $40 000
and a trophy while
Malteenoes pocketed no0
Bevaun collected a trophy
Stall in Blourda Mlarket.
City S top teams to clash in
DCC Twent 20 fund-raiser
THE city's top four first division cricket teams will clash in a
friendly Twenty20 competition, today, as part of Demerara
Cricket Club (DCC) fund-raising activity at the Queenstown
Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), Malteenoes Sports Club
(MSC), Everest and the home team will be vying for a first prize
of $25 0.
The runners-up will receive $15 000 while $100 will be given
for every six hits. Other attractive prizes in the final include- the
Best Catch, Best Fielder, Best Bowler and Best Batsman, compli-
ments of Car Care Enterprise.
Play begins at 09:30 h and the day will be spiced up with a
HOME team Guyana and Barbados will battle it out in the
basketball final of the 31st Caribbean Customs Sports Tour-
nament this evening from 18:00 h at the Cliff Anderson Sports
Spl sh i's Fu auk nd R ort, Gmpa deneatnd S I~ttsa wh
Barbados got past Turks & Caicos.
Both games were blowouts, Barbados won by 34 points 70-
36. Matthew Harding led the way for the winners with 25 points,
while Silvere Callender and Evans Clarke scored 15 each. For Turks
and Caicos who were trailing by 20 points at the half 37-17, Lorie
Rob nads vit a pby s1 8%ints, 827 a us' Damion
Liverpool led the way with 16 while fellow Georgetown bas.
ketball club Legends' power forward, even though only play-
ing a few minutes, finished with six points. Calwyn Maynard
led the way for the visitors with 10 points.
WANTED at Survival
Shift Cashier, Salesgirl.
Applicants must apply with a
written application and a
passport size photograph to l6
Vlissengfen; Road, Newtown,
Kitty. Te.# 227-8506.
Tra port lion ispovidedh f
wanted. Recent photo and
reference must be
atceNo older thaan 25 y ea rs,
honest, mature, must be
able to cook roti and other
dishes. Re I~ to Mrs.
Tinid d, Westoxndie 866
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(V6 EFl), automatic,
fully powered. 330
Beedurtd Dump Truck, js
N ght3Hawk motorcycle.
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One year has passed since that sad
When our beloved Paul was called
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Uthappa hits 86 ...
India beat England by seven wickets
ing asked to bat.
India's in-form batsmlen
Yuvr~aj Singh (63) and Suresh
Raina (53) scored half-centuries
and put on 115 for the third
Yuvraj clinched Ind as
victory with five balls to
spare. They ended on 289 for
Sing ng h7 0 (n-4 wl R
Powar 9-1-38-0, Y. Singh 7-0-30-1
R. Uthappa run-out 86
R. Dravid Ibw b Mahmood 69
Y. Singh not out 63
S. Raina bAli 53
i. Pathan not out 1
Extras: (b-5, nb-4, w-8) 17
Total: (for 3 wickets,
49.1 overs) 289
Fall of wickets: 1-166, 2-166, 3-281.
Bowling: J. Anderson 8.1-0-67-0. S.
Mahmood 10-0-62-1 (nb-2, w-4), L.
Plunkett 10-0-40-0 (w-1), K. Ali 8-0-
47-1 (nb-1, w-1), 1. Blackwell 10-0-50-
0 (w-1), P. Collingwood 3-0-18-0 (nb-
Result: India won by 7wickets.
stand with skipper Rahul
Dravid, who made a con-
trolled 69 for his 70th ODI
England scored 288 after
a commanding 64 by Kevin
Pietersen and supporting
half-centuries by Paul
Colling wood (64) and
Geraint Jones (53) after be-
I. Bell run-out 32
M. Prior c Pathan b Sreesanth 2
K. Pietersen c Uthappa
b Y. Singh 64
P. Collingwood c R.P. Singh
b Pathan 64
G. Jones c Karthik b Sreesanth 53
i. Blackwell c Raina b Sreesanth 11
L. Plunkett c R.P. Singh
b Sreesanth 6
K. Ali c Rao b Pathan 1
S. Mahmood c V. Singh
b Sreesanth 9
J. Anderson not out 0
Extras: (16-5, nb-7, w-9) 21
Total: (all out, 50 overs) 288
Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-47, 3-110, 4-
165, 5-257, 6-267, 7-274, 8-277, 9-288.
Bowling: i. Pathan 10-1-44-2 (w-
1. The fifth match was washed
Uthappa, a 20-year-old
opener, hit 12 boundaries and
a six to help the hosts chase
down a challenging target of
Uthappa shared in a
166-run opening wicket
(Reuters) A sparkling
86 by debutant Robin
Uthappa guided India to
a seven-wicket victory
over England in the sev-
enth and final one-day
The hosts won the series 5-
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Palonji Twenty20 cricket ...
Blair mont upset Young
Warriors by one run
Call for Proposals for Community based M~icro-
projects to be funded by the European
Commission under the Guyana Micro-Projects
Publication reference 2006/001 Lots 1 to 7
Ministry of Finance of the Coopera~tive Republic of Gruyana,
re rsee gby the shairn pof Bsar Of henCu4c~na Me iCro-
projects in sectors as outlined below. The fu~ll G~uidelines -for
Applicants are available for consultation at:
Guyana Mlicro-projects Office
109 E Barrack Street
Phone 226-3305 or 226-_3423
Faxu 225-0183 or
And on the f~ollowing internet sites: www.delguv.cee.eu.init and
http :/eu ropa.e u.i nt/com mleu ropeaid/cgilfra m el2.pl
There will be 7 deadlines in the yeazr 006 for the receipt of concept
notes: May 15 at 16:00. June 30 at 1.6:00, July 31 at 16:00, August: 31
at 16:00, September 29) at 16i:00 and Octotber 31 at 16:0)0 hrs local time,
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 mnformation session will be organized on
April 20, 2006. Additional information sessions will be o-rganized in
the communities at dates to be announced separately.
The purpose of the Micro-projects Progr-amme is to improve the socio-
economic conditions of vulnerable groups through development o~f
sustainable and participatoryI self'-help schemes. Consequently, eligible
micro-projects should focus at the community levecl focusing on:
1. Employment/Income Generation
3. Communication and Good Governance
4., Other socio-economic sectors
A ceiling of euro 30,000) (Guyana dollars 7 1 70,000O) will apply~ for all
micro-projects in G~eorgetown an~d th~e CoastalAreras, However, in the
hinterland, procje~cts may be a~pproved u' to' an amount of curo 50,000
(Guyana dollars li1,950,000). A 25%!' mmiimumn contribution by the
beneficiaries inl cash or in kind is essential if a proposal is to be
scored 112 for three in their al-
lotted 20 overs. Percival and
Esaun Crandon were unbeaten
on 40 and 26 respectively.
Rose Hall Community
Centre were 101 all out in
exactly 20 overs. Khemraj
Sumir 21 and Leon
Sunthgolum 20 were the prin-
ciple scorers as Percival
snapped up five for 21.
Up at Port Mourant, West
Berbice lost to Port Mourant by
Asked to bat first, West
Berbice were restricted to 113
for seven at the end of 20
ov.ff-spinners Zamal Khan
and Rajendra Bola had two
wickets apiece for 14 and 24 re-
spectie ourant reahch their
target of 114 off the last ball In
the 20th over for the lows of
Moshein Perkhan 37.
Rajendra Latcha 28 and
Yougendra Permaiul 25 not out
were among the runs
M W L total
CFSC 3 3 0 6
Affiance 2 1 1 2
Qu be net 2 0 2 0
Reliance 2 0) 2 0
308DlAY DIRONIlk'~if~~ 6703 ibi
not out and Clarence Beresford
Skeldon, batting first af-
ter winning the toss, made 92
for eight in 20 overs. Neville
Williams made 25. Leg-spin-
ner Sewnarine Chattergoon
three for 14 and off-spinner
Orvin Mangru two for 19 did
the job with the ball for
Albion responded with 95
for eight in 19 overs with
Imran Khan taking 26. Off-
spinner Imran Jaferally
picked up twofJor 15 and me-
dium pacer Jerimain Reid two
for 25 for Skeldon.
Medium pacer Devon
Downer had two for 9 for West
At Scotsburg, Scotsburg
United crushed Kildonan by
Scotsburg United won the
toss and inserted Kildonan to
take first knock but they were
routed for a paltry 79 in 18.2
Left-arm spinner Robert
Mloore three for 8 and mecdlum
pacer RajeCSh Perkhan three for
16 wvere the men that clusetd the
By Vemen Walter
Centre produced a nail-biting
one-run upset victory over
Young Warriors while Albion
Community Centre, Port
1Mourant, Scotsburg United
and Rose HaHl Town Courts
were all victorious in the fifth
round of the 2006 Berbice
Zone Shapoorji Pallonji
Twenty20 National First Di-
vision Cricket Competition,
Despite their defeat, Young
Warriors lead the point stand-
ings but now share the top spot
with Albion and Port Mourant,
all on eight points from five
Home team Blairmont were
invited to take first strike, rat-
tling up 113 all out from 19.2
overs with Veji Heeralall leading
the way with 33 and Altab
Gajanand Singh captured
.two for 14 and fellow off-spin-
ner Hubern Evads two for 15.
Young Warriors in reply,
made 112 all out in 19.3 overs.
Richard Ramdeen hit 33.
Medium pacer Jaipaul
Heeralall took two for 19 and
left-arm spinner Clifton
McDonald two for 22, bowling
Over at the Rose Hall
Community Centre in
Canje, Rose Hall Town
Courts overpowered the hosts
by 11 runs.
.Batting first after winning
thec toss, Rose Hall Town
R os all Tow~n Courts
Sco sburg Urluld
Rose Hall Commuuntry Centre
Latchman Rohit and Gonsalves:
claimed two wickets each, delivr-
ering for the winners.
In the other game, Num-
ber One inflicted a seven-
Quck town at Crotton Fied
Queenstown batted upon
winning the toss, were.
mesmerisedean were dismissed~
with Ray Gonsalves making 14
(two sixes) as Omesh Yogeswar~
snapped up three for 12 from
threehoveers hil rD eshmNanonei
overs and Ganesh Mangal and:
Lalbachan Narine took two
In reply, Number One hit
the jackpot in the 12th over
with Ramesh Tulsi making 30
not out which was furnished:
with three fours and two sixes,
Ray Gonsahresrgra bed two for
bowling for the losers.
The competition resumes
today with two more matches.
Reliance will host
Queenstown while Number
One will invite Affiance
A FINE all-round perfor-
mance from skipper Tarvis
Simon propelled Cotton
Field Sport Club (CFSC) to
an exciting one-wicket vic-
try over RIance in th
Imam Bacchus Twenty20
cricket competition at Cotton
Field ground on Sunday on
Esse rghtohaas ed Simon hit
a responsible unbeaten 45 after
taking three for 24 from his al-
lotted four overs to help his
tamu gt past a strong Reliance
Cotton Field won the toss
and inserted Reliance who could
only muster an inadequate 127
all out from their required 20
overs with Avinash Parasram
leading the fight with a 36-ball
39 studded with four fours and
a solitary six while Muneshwar
Lall chipped with 23 (one six,
Supporting Simon were off-
spinner Asif Salim and Tony
Imam with three for 25 and two
for 23 respectively, bowling, for
the home team who replied suc-
cessfully by reaching 128 in the
Cotton Field were tottering
on 36 for six at one stage but
the resilient Simnon and als nw
who contributed a vital 18 (one
six, one four) put in a valuable
48-run seventh wicket stand as
pacer Freddy Lall grabbed four
wickets for just 16 runs in his
splendid opening spell but in a
On Tuesday, Reliance
sufered the same uos.
comfortable 38-run victory at
Cotton Field ground.
Affiance won the toss and
td ided to t>k 16rst stri ,h rat-
their required overs, with
Essequibo senior Inter-county
batsman Yogeswar Lall making
a finew4 dtehco ted with fIve
received good assistance from
lan Gonsalves and Anil Persaud
with 27 and 20 respectively.
Parsram, Lall and former
National Under-15 reserve
player Narendra Madholall col-
lected two wickets each bowl-
ing for Reliance who in reply,
tbbe tlrne omentarill before
Shrimurti Ganpat hit a
fighting 35 spiced with three
sixes and three fours for Reli-
ance as left-arm medium pacer
Azam Haniff snared three for 12
Cottont Field pull ont
win over Relianzce
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GCC emerge city seconct
~ilVISIOt IIimitet overS ChatWps
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Blair started off with some
strong serves taking an early 6-
0 lead, and returned some good
competitions. In the younger
age group he defeated Stephon
Patoir 11-9, 11-8 and 11-4, with
News Sports Editor and still an
ardent table tennis player, drew
a bye in the first round then
defeated Micah Sonoram 11-3
and 11-0; Malaley Ramalho 11-
1 and 11-7; Caleb Hinds 11-5
and 11-7 and Mash Nine-&-
Under champion Elishabe
Johnson 11-2, I1-5 in the
finished second with wins against
Sonoratm 11-0 and 11-3, Hinds 11-
5 and 11-9 and Ramalhol12-10 and
11-6. Ramalho claimed victory
against Sonoraml and Hinds to seal
the third place spot.
Lowe, who is expected to
travel to the City of Asuncion,
Paraguay, for the World Cadet
Championships sometime this
week, was victorious in the
Girl's Under--15 and Under-18
competition was a four-way
round robin between Lowe,
Tiffany Blair, Saskeia Chung
and Connie Chung.
Except for a slight
challenge from Tiffany Blair,
Lowe was unstoppable. She
defeated Saskeia Chung 11-7,
11-7 and 11-5; Connie 11-4, 11-
6 and 11-5 and Blair 11-8, 8-
11, 11-5 and 11-6. Blair
finished second with wins
over both Chung, while
Saskeia finished third.
In the 18-&-Under
competition, 15-year-old Lowe
was at it again with another
excellent run and proved her
superiority by coming from a
game down to win against Blair
in the final 37-1, 6-11, 11-1, 11-
2 and I1-6.
By Faizool Deo
JAMAAL Duff recorded a
victory in his competition
debut, while teenage
sensation Trenace Lowe
dominated the Girls' division
and Nigel Bryan the Boys'
division in the opening day of
the Easter table tennis
The competition, organised
by the Guyana Table Tennis
Association (GTTA) and the
National Sports Commission
(NSC) at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall and sponsored by
US-based Guyanese, Hugh
Barton saw Duff playing
undefeated to take the Nine-&-
The eight-year-old, son of
former National champion.
Donald Duff, who is Stabroek
JAMAAL DUFF IN ACTION
shots to win the first game.
Lowe though fired back taking
a 6-0 lead in the second and
executing perfect skills to
emerge victorious. Earlier in the
competition both Lowe and
Blair had defeated Saskeia
Chung though was not
without a win as she claimed the
13-&-Under title, defeating her
Aunt Connie 11-8, 11-6 and 11-7.
Twelve-year-old Bryan was
victorious in the 13-&-Under
and the 15-&-Under Boys'
Simeon Lovell and Dellon
Mahadeo settling for third
place, while in the 15-&l-Under
he won against Ronaldo Bl.arat
li1-5, 1 1-5 and 11-8, with
Leevon Beaton and Warren
Hackshaw finishing joint third.
competition was the last for
the afternoon. Orlando
McEwan claimed victory over
Darwin Walcott 11-7, 11-4 and
11-2 with Joel Alleyne and
Devon Richmond finishing a
By Ravendra Madholall
Club (GCC), inspired by a
splendid all-round perfor-
mance from Paul Bevaun, in-
flicted a comfortable 35-run
victory over hot favourite
Malteenoes Sports Club
(MSC) in the long-awaited
Georgetown Cricket Associa-
tion (GCA) 40-over second di-
vision cricket final, yesterday,
at the Demerara Cricket
Club (DCC) ground in
GCC, after being asked to
take first knock, imposed a for-
midable 273 for eight from the
required overs and then dis-
missed MSC for 238 with an
over to spare.
GCC were not only in-
debted to the enthusiastic
Bevaun, but also University of
Guyana opening batsman on the
recent Inter-Collegiate tour to
handed Robin Bacchus who hit
a 32-ball 50 while the pair set
up anencouraging 100-run open_
ing partnership from a mere 13
Haslim, who initiated his
innings with an exquisite cover
drive off medium pacer Denroy
George (1-43) for four whilst
Bacchus who was in menacing
mood, thumped him for a huge
six over long on. The two ram-
pant batsmen quickly saw their
team's 50 came up in the sixth
Bacchus, who reached
the boundary seven times,
was taken by Howard Chance
off national Under-19 off-
spinner Clive Andries while
Vishaul Singh who decided to
play the anchor role to the
aggressive Haslim, who
brought up his half-century
from just 27 deliveries with a
Barbados Wasim Haslim who
plundered an entertaining 68-
ball 85, before the man-of`-the-
match Bevaun who made 41 re-
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On a placid batting surface
in brilliant sunshine, GCC were
off to a solid start between
Haslim and the exciting left-
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CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) New Zealand me-
dium-pacer K~yle Mlills look four wickets to reduce South
.Africa to 266 for eight on the opening day of the first Test,
Mllsl maintained a tight line and extracted bounce to take a
career-best four for 43? Lefl-arm pa~cman James Franklin cap-
tured three for 67, after South Africa wron the loss.
Captain Stephen Fierrng became the firit New Zealander
to reach 100~ Test caps wrhile Kallis and Pollock Joined the re-
stred Gar Ki~rcln a the only South Afnmcant to reach the mile-
Mdils first itruc'k in the fifh orer when Herschelle Gibbs,
on slhx, played an ms~ipid stroke to an inswinger and edged the
ball on to his middle ,tump.
Caplain Graeme Smith. returning toI action after missing the
third Test against Australia w ith a finger Injury, and Boetas
thp ensar cored
Franklin took his first wicket in the third over after lunch
b! trapping Smlith in front for 45 to end the second-wicket stand
Six overs later Dippenaar reached 50 with a straight drive
for four off Mills. Dippenaar attempted to hook Mills' next
ball1. a shorter deli\ery. aind spooned a catch to James Fulton at
short midwicket to be o~ul for 52
Mills reduced South Africa to 130 for four before tea when
Ashwell Prince (9) steered a head-high catch to Scott Styris at
Jacques Kallis scored 38 before being flummoxed by a slow,
swinging yorker from Franklin that bowled him in the fifth over
aftrFanklin struck again six overs later when he angled a deliv-
ery across AB de Villiers, who played down the wrong line and
was bowled for 27.
Mark Boucher (18) edged a delivery from medium pacer
Chris Martin to third slip, where Nathan Astle palmed the ball
upward for Stephen Fleming to complete the catch.
Shaun Pollock clipped four fours in his 24 before edging a
delivery from Mills to Styris at second slip. Nicky Boje was
20 not out at stumps
Mills' previous career-best figures were the three for 29 he
took in the second Test against the West Indies in Wellington
New Zealand's medium-pacers ensured the absence of
express howler Shane Bond, who was forced out of the
match with a knee iqjury, was hardly felt.
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UNTE ~:~NA~pTIONSDEVELOPMMET PROGRA~MME
Under the overall guidance of the Programme Analyst, the Programme Associate
ensures effective delivery of the CO programme by entering and managing data
and supporting programme implementation consistent with UNDP rules and
The Programme Associate can supervise clerical and support staff of the
Prog ramme Un it. The Prog ra mme Associate works in close collaboration with the
operations, programme and projects' staff in the CO and UNDP HQs as required
for resolving complex finan ce-related issues and exchange of information.
Minimum qualifications: Diploma in Environment studies (or closely related field)
from a recognized University. Degree in Natural Resources, or Environment or
closely related field would be an asset-
5 to 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme
experience is required at the national or international level. Previous experience
working in a UN Agency would be an advantage. Experience in the usage of
computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance
knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of
web based management systems.
Fluent in oral and excellent written communication skills in English
Based on qualification and experience, and in line with UNDP salary scale-
Terms of Reference for the abovementioned post can be obtained from the
reception desk at UNDP and from the UNDP's home page at ww~w.unidr.ora.gv.
Deadline for applications is Tuesday, 2 May, 2006
Candidates with the abovementioned criteria are invited to submit a cover letter'
Nations P!;ace, Stabroek, Geo geto n. The en elope should be clearly marked
On ly sh ort-listed cand idates will be contacted.
Late burst gives Bar ba dos
upper hand over T&T
ing of late, featured in three
meaningful partnerships while
dropping anchor for four hours
and 50 minutes in front of an
estimated crowd of more than
Apart from Simmons, the
only other useful scores came
from Rayad Emrit (37 not out)
and Dwayne Bravo (25).
Simmons, a slimly-built
right-hander struck 12 fours off
206 balls before he was fourth
out at the start of a collapse in
which Trinidad and Tobago lost
four wickets for nine runs.
Trinidad and Tobago,
choosing to bat first, made a
sound start to post 41 for the
opening stand before Corey
Collymore, on his return to
competitive cricket following
knee surgery in Australia in De-
cember, won a lbw verdict
against captain Daren Ganga,
who was struck on the pad as
he offered no stroke.
On a slow responsive
pitch, Barbados' bowlers
found it tough in the opening
session in which Tamndad and
Tobago made encouraging, if
not slow progress to reach 55
for one at lunch.
The pace did not pick up in
the second session in which 57
runs were added for the loss of
two wickets, both of which
went to Collins.
After Simmons and Bravo
added 59 for the second wicket,
Collins induced Bravo into edg-
ing a drive to first slip where
Floyd Reifer took a comfortable
It heralded the arrival of
champion batsman Brian Lara
who was greeted by a rousing
ovation, but his stay was short.
Lara had batted for 17
minutes, faced 12 balls when
he missed a full-length ball
from Collins and was trapped
lbw as he shuffled across his
Bravo was twice missed at
forward short-leg by Dwayne
Smith off Hinds, and Simmons
also rode his luck to some ex-
tent, surviving a confident ap-
peal for lbw to Collymore when
he was 43 and a run-out shout
on 47 when television replays
seemed to indicate he was just
short of his ground.
A patient Simmons had
advanced to 55 at tea, but
started to play with more ag-
gression after the break and,
in tandem with Jason
Mohammed, added 54 for the
Simmons. who made 115
and 58 against Barbados in the
Cup segmecnt of the competi-
tion, seemed headed for his third
first-class century before top-
edging an attempted sweep, for
Smith at forward short-leg to
r-un back a few yards and take
an easy lobbed catch.
Mohammed, fresh from a
century in the semifinals, made
16 that included a six over mid-
wicket off off-spinner Ryan
Austin before edging a drive off
Bradshaw to give Reifer at first
slip his second catch of the day.
It was more trouble for
Trinidad and Tobago when
Denesh Ramdin. pushing at a
ball from H-indsl that pitched l~g-
stumnp and spun away. wvas
bowled w;ithout scoring.
Only a further eight runs
had been added when Richard
hus stumps but the slow\ of
w~ickets w'as halted by an 1
eighth-wicket partnership of
37 between Ermit and Mervyn
POINTE- A -PIERR E,
Tr~inidad, CMC Barbados
claimed the upper hand over
Tirinidad and Tobago on the
opening day of the 2005-06
Carib Beer Challenge final
following a post-tea collapse
by the hosts at Guaracara
In spite of a responsible 84
by opener Lendl Simmons,
Trinidad and Tobago lost their
way after passing 100 with
only one wicket down and
m m &T AGO Istdinnings
DGanga Ibw b Collymr 1
B. Lara Ibw b Collins 2
J. Mohammed c eifer
D.BRawi bHinds 16
R. Kelly bBradshaw 3
R.Emrtnot out 37
M. Dillon b Collins 7
closed on 223 for eight.
Barbados were indebted to
left-armers Pedro Collins, lan
Bradshaw and captain Ryan
Hinds for their fightback.
Collins, who removed star
batsman Brian Lara for two, fin-
ished with three for 40 from 17
overs, while fellow fast-medium
Bradshaw took two for 54 off
17 overs and spinner Hinds had
two for 48 in 23 overs.
Simmons, who has found
the Barbados attack to his lik-
I.Moha ed no out 1
Iallof w cke~ts: 1 2-100, -
109, 4-161, 5-162, 6-162, 7-170,
Bowlksg Clin 17 -0-3 (n -
Collymore 12-6-22-1 (nb-3),
Smith 12-5-21-0, Hinds 23-7-48-
2, Austin 9-0-3'5-0.
Job Code Title :
(left) celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's
batsman Ashwell Prince (right) on the first day of the
First Test cricket match against South Africa at
Supersport Park in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo: Ya-
S~P RT CHRONICLE(
'Un Blshed Business' duel
... The Stealth Bomber explodes in co-main
NOW ready: Andrew 'Sixhead' Lewis works out at the gym
named in his honour.
by four years.
Both boxers are training in
Albouystown, Dalton, 31, at the
Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF)
gym and Sixhead, 35, at the gym
named in his honour, the Andrew
-: :-ai eent, world
champion Gwendolyn 'The
Stealth Bomber' will come up
agint agaetf WttW ii a
rounds in the past three years,
since Antonio Margarito in Feb-
muary in Las Vegas when he was
stopped in the second round for
World Boxing Organisation
(WBO) welterweight title.
cially moving up to the junior
Patrick Forde in his corner. In
National Junior Middle-
weight champion 'Deadly'
Denny Dalton at the National
Park on Saturday.
It is dubbed 'Unfinished
Business', in which Dalton is
putting his belt on the line in
the main event.
The duo already fought last
October at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall, but a clash of heads
brought stoppage to the duel in
the fourth round.
That fight was the 'Dooms-
day Battle', and Sixhead was
down in the first round but the
referee ruled a slip. He began
boxing late in the second round
and was starting to get the up-
per hand in the third then the
clash in the fourth ended it.
Sixhead was cut a second
time as a professional boxer.
both times occurring in a clash
of heads. The first time was in
his first encounter with Ricardo
Mayorga in Las Vegas a fight
that also ended very early.
The re-match was fixed
for Boxing Day last, but
...ed' .ud3 was n ro t
date did not come off because
he had some personal probe.
tween former World Boxing
Association (WBA) Welter,
weight champion Andrew
'Sixhead' Lewis and reigning
By Isaiah Chappelle
THE real countdown has be-
gun for the re-match be-
ALWAYS ready: Patrick Forde guides 'Deadly' Denny Dalton at the FYF gym.
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Arch-rivals Kings, BV/Triumph clash in final
Alornets claim first victory
THE comeback: Hornets sting the Caribs as Theresa Torres blazes down the centre on the way for the deciding try.
(Photo: Delano Williams)
mances and a lot is at stake, with rivalry going back several years.
In the 2001 Kashif & Shanghai championship, Kings whipped
their counterparts 5-1 in the opener. The last time they met was in
November 2005 in the East Coast Demerara league and that match
ended in a draw 1-1.
BV/Triumph will field a very strong line-up led by Delroy
Dean, who is the tournament's leading goalscorer so far, one
goal ahead of Kings' Clayton Wilson, who had an hat-trick
against Plaisance. Dean will be supported by Eon Dooker and
The Kings challenge will be spearheaded by play-maker An-
drew Holder, Wilson and youth striker Rolston Morrison, with Kojo
Huntley controlling the defence.
For the third prize, Buxton will fancy their chances against ri-
vals Plaisance, since they have a very young and physically fit team.
They will be led by striker Damien Thomas, with the dependable
Tyrone Warren in goal, having conceded just seven goals in the com-
Former National midfielder Seon McI~enzie will lead
Plnisance. He had a double in the match anninst Ann's Grove.
ARCH~-RIVALS Victoria Kings and BVfl'riumph United clash,
today, in the final of the Osmond Jeune/James Austin Memo-
rial football competition at the Victoria Community Centre
ground, East Coast Demerara, from 20:00 h.
The third place play-off will pit Buxton against Plaisance in
the first match at 18:00 h.
A stiff contest is expected in the final because both teams have
quality players, and have displayed their skills and fitness during
Over the years the two teams have put on some good perfor-
By Isaiah Chappelle
DOWN by one try at half-
time, Hornets bounced back
to snatch victory from
Yamaha Caribs 10-5 in the
opening match of inaugural
ten-a-side rugby tournament
at the National Park, yester-
History was probably writ-
ten beyond these shores when
Miss Guyana (World) Jasmine
Herzog took the field for Hor-
nets, becoming the first reigning
beauty queen to embark on a
major physical sport.
La Toya Hamilton and
Desaun Josiah scored the tries
for Hornets and Delicia Mayers
put down the one for Caribs.
There were no conversions.
But the Caribs led 5-0 at
halftime. Super kick from An-
drea Lashley sent the ball for-
ward along the right flank from
about the halfway line, reaching
close to the try-line. Mayers
raced forward to down the ball.
Hornets made a change at
the start of the second half,
taking off Herzog who was
nursing an injured ankle for
a few weeks, and inserting
Play concentrated in Caribs'
half and about halfway in the
segment, the ball was kicked
forward down the centre from
the ten-metre line. Hamilton
raced forward to dive on the
ball, making good the try and in
so doing, levelled the score.
After about two kicks, Hor-
nets were again close to the try-
line but the winning try did not
materialise. Caribs made their
first substitute, while Hornets
had their second.
Then from a senim at the
ten-metre line, Caribs executed
a bad pass and Theresa Torres
collected the loose ball, drawing
the defence as she raced to the
At about the 22-metre
line, she passed to Josiah
who was racing down the left
wing and she downed the ball
for the winning try.
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By Sherry 'Dixon-Bollers mental and emotiopial.health AHEALTHY BODY IS A health of all yo~ui ~iternal body g-- s a, 6
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By Andrew Zamal "
Ch a Faiteful Ity';
Q.1r Saviour died at Calvary
'Ib wsh our sins awa. .4
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that w~e cana~ll aspire to,
regardless of oilr genetic
heritage The first step is
learning to take care jof~ our
bodies n ith nutritious diet,
natural beauty product's and a
programme of exercise,
relaxation and sleep.
,e I will now try to set you on
tepath to natural beau~ty. Let's
begin with a discussion of the
concept of natural beauty before
tracing the connections between
the substances that we eat and
apply to our bodies, and our
state of health, both~ inside and
out. I am going to examine the
importance of relaxation and the
impact of the mind and emotions
on physical health, as well as
highlighting some of the pitfalls
of the modern-day pursuit of
Every year, many of us
(women in particular) spend
large amounts of disposable
income on cosmetics and other
beauty products in a bid to
achieve clear, glowing skin, thick
lustrous hair and sparkling eyes.
While these treatments may
enhance beauty, they often fail
to tackle the root causes of
many beauty problems that are,
in fact, intimately connected
with our internal health,
The word 'health' comes
from the same root as
'wholeness'. Therefore, you can
conceive of health as a state of
wholeness or integration at all
levels of your being. To simplify
how enhancing your appearance
works, you must tend to the
systems;. Jurt as plants require
the right amnotitats' of sunshine,
water and fertilizer in:'rder to .
thrive, so your bobdy needs -
optimum levels of. 'uater,
nutrients, exercise and fresh air
if it is to function effectively.
The amounts may vary from
person to person, but the nature
of the essential requirements
remains the same.
.As well as catering for
these all important needs, you
need to protect your body from
the damaging effects of
including smoking, alcohol
and pesticides and guard
against processed foods and
excessive exposure to
sunshine. At the same time, it
is important to address
psychological and emotional
stresses, which have a
negative inpc tn the bod e
delen th ine syst m
and absorption of nutrients.
Therefore, achieving a
beautiful body depends on
adopting a balanced and healthy
lifestyle, eating regular well-
HFAVF ~you ever met someone
who is naturally beautiful?
Someone whose beauty is
obvious to all, but seems to
defy conventional notions of
aesthetic perfection? They
mayT not have perfectly
proportioned features, but
there is a radiance about
them, a sense of vitality and
well-being that is hard to
Look a little closer and
you will see. that their hair is
glossy and thick, skin soft and
smooth, eyes clear and bright.
Not only do they look good,
but they exude qualities of
calm and contentment and a
sense of harmony both within
and without. This is natural
beauty a state of physical,
Balanced meals consisting of
njihfoc:essed organic produce.
drnin plenn' of filtered water,
e~xercising at least four omei a
week. Limiting your exhporure to
sunslune, cigarette smloke and
pledhol and engaging In some
:form of stress-relieving activity
such as meditation or yoga.
In reward for all your
,effor ts, y ou will not only
dlevelop jmooth. glowing skin,
shining hair, clear eyes and
strong wecll-shaped nails, you
willl also feel a greatly increased
sense ~of *rtallty and a zest for
'Gfi~fe. Your self-image will
un~p~rve, and, as a result, your
:Qnfidence and self-esteem will
ow. Feeling and acting lit your
lyst, -you are likely to attract
people ~to you for there is
n th ghem e beautiful than
AT FOR BEAUTY
INSIDE AND OUT
Esling three well-balanced,
nritritious meals a day,
containing fruit, vegetables and
protein, and snacking between
times on fruit, nuts or seeds, will
help you achieve the daily intake
of nutrients and vitamins your
body needs. Choosing organic
products, where possible, and
eating at regular meal times can
help support your digestive
system. Drinking at least 1.5
litres (3 pints) of water a day
keeps the body well hydrated,
which not only keeps the skin
looking great, but also gives you
more energy. And as water helps
fill you up, means you're less
likely to snack on sugary treats.
THE ROLE OF
Walk into any health food
stora vadt arury of vair sd
mrionel nga tint rmhes 1h
course, in theory, if you eat a
well balanced mixture of
nutritious foods, exercise
regularly and drink plenty of
water, you're unlikely to need
supplements. However, owing
to external factors such as stress,
pollution, air conditioning and
central heating, all of which
place strain on your body by
robbing it of precious stores of
vitamins and minerals,
supplements can be of benefit.
The important thing to
remember is that
supplements are just that;
they supplement a healthy
diet, not replace it. Vitamins
such as A4, C and E all
antioxidants that are
required by the skin for repair
and renewal and to help
protect it against premature
ageing, are found in many
fruits and vegetables.
However, people who don't est
adequate amounts of these
vitamins may have to include
supplements in their daily
health routine. These
vitamins also help protect the
skin against pollution and
other environmental enemies.
Such factors cannot be
controlled very easily, so it
may be necessary to
supplement your diet with
protective vitamins in order to
maintain maximum defence.
Other vitamins and minerals
may be needed because of
individual requirements. For
example, they can help to
restore flexibility to the
joints, relieve menopausal
symptoms or regulate blood
sugar levels, as it may not be
possible to meet these needs
through diet alone. If you do
think that your diet needs
recommend that you seek the
advice 'of a registered
nutritionist or your doctor.
(Reprinted from May 27
edition of the Sunday
In battle dress the soldiers stocd
Before the Ki so Fair;
They jeered and m~ocked Him on the Cross
And spat upon Him there.
With flashirU sords they pierce His sides
The blood came streaming down;
they nailed Him through the bands an~-d feet
And of thorns gave Him a crcwjn,
The pain was great, the blowjs severe
As He swetered in shee agcn;.
Camer~dirk His Spirit into the Father's tEarrs
He towe~d Hlis head ar~d swiftly died
Fbc ED it was to he. .
Asbme at such bartarity -
ahe Sun? did hide his face; \
Then darkness fell upcn~ the land
And o'er the h~umanE race.
Loving ands did b~ury Him
In a stonTy sEpulchre.
They knEW HOt He ou~xld rise again
Ere the third clay wats over. ~T
'Iber at the dawnirg of that Clay .
For ma re--mtin -r: -
s~iday Chf6ii'icij Idpr i~f 3006
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This year, the theme Disaster Preparedness and Management-
Get Involved Now!!! is timely and most appropriate in view of the
catastrophic disasters that have occurred, within very recent times,
notably Hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean followed by the flooding, last
year and again this year, here in Guyana. These are the natural haz-
ards to which human kind the world over is perennially exposed, to a
greater or lesser extent. However, the most devastating tropical cy-
clone seasons ever in the North Atlantic and Western Pacific Oceans,
the severe flooding in East and South-East Asia and the tsunami that
devastated the coastal regions of so many Asian countries, on 26
December 2004, are all stark reminders that other natural hazards
are lurking, just waiting to strike at any moment.
Here in Guyana, climate change seems to be our biggest envi-
ronmental challenge. Some of the stark consequences of global cli-
mate change include higher average global temperatures, unpredict-
able weather patterns of heat waves, droughts, floods and more vio-
lent storms, rising sea levels and perhaps runaway heating as the whole
climate system slips out of gear. Located as we do on the Atlantic
coast and situated as we are below the level of ordinary spring tide we
are especially vulnerable to rising sea levels and consequential flood-
It is a matter of survival therefore that we promote and develop
a culture of pro-active disaster prevention and preparedness, based on
risk assessment and management. We must establish and strengthen
early warning systems as a first priority. Resources required for the
provision of meteorological and hydrological warning systems, capable
and effective drainage infrastructure as well as sea defence must be
regarded as an investment in view of the benefits to be derived all
the more so if weather and climate extremes are to increase, resulting
in socio-economic setbacks, notably for developing nations like ours.
In such a cosmos, where does our university stand? What is our
strategy for coping with this not so new challenge? How do we tackle
the urgent question of Disaster Preparedness and Management? Where
will the necessary resources come from? How do we organise to strike
a balance between 'blue-sky' research and socially relevant applied
research? How do we become advocates of economic development
even as we become the champions of Disaster Preparedness, Preven-
tiqn and Management?
Increasingly, it is now clearly understood that the University along
with its many stakeholders and like-interest partners have a critical
role to play in enabling Guyana to achieve desirable levels of Disaster
Preparedness, Prevention and Management capabilities. Cognizant
of the challenges of the current environmental risks, there is a criti-
cal need For the University to revisit, upgrade, expand and diversify
its programmes making them relevant to the challenges of disaster
preparedness and management.
In this regard the University's relevance is determined by its abil-
-help protect natural resources and the traditional knowl-
build capacity for the absorption and local adaptation of
newer scientific and technological developments.
-develop an appreciation of the fundamental mechanisms of
natural hazards and disasters, vulnerability and risk and their collec-
tive impact on society
apply planning and geospatial skills in the management of
the impacts of hazards and disasters and
develop and streamline management plans and programmes
for severe damage and disaster situations.
These are the areas of major national concern. To cope with
these challenges, necessary educational infrastructures, relevant
programmes and method of delivery and a critical mass of trained and
experienced teaching staff are essential. The University must become
the national institution, the enabling milieu through which the nation
achieves acceptable levels of preparedness and protection against the
hazards and disasters which are rapidly becoming annual high risk chal-
lenges to the survival of human kind.
Since the first observance of Earth Day in 1970, society has made
commendable progress but there is still much to be accomplished. Ex-
treme weather conditions and horrendous natural disasters leave us no
room for complacency. Here mn Guyana successful years of flood di-
sasters have impressed upon us the urgency of Disaster Prepared-
ness and Management. All the more reason for us to get involved
reason is that assessments of the
economic impacts of disasters
have typically concentrated on
the most easily measured direct
losses, such as the financial costs
of visible physical damage. But
such disasters also affect econo-
mies in ways not easily identifi-
able thus posing practical difficul-
ties in isolating and measuring the
indirect and secondary impacts
that spread through the economy.
For example, such impacts
affect flows of goods and
services, the balance of
payments, government budgets,
economic growth, income
distribution, and the incidence of
poverty. But the longer-term,
cumulative effects of a series of
disasters on a particular country's
development are more difficult to
determine and are typically
ignored, apart from speculative
comments. Yet in reality, most
disasters, being linked to
atmospheric and hydrological
processes, are recurrent events,
striking a country at infrequent
intervals such as El Nino in 1997/
98 and last two January floods in
Guyana. These disasters are,
however, not just the result of
nature, but of callous human
actions and activities. The
resultant is often to have a knee
jerk reaction when they occur
and forget the ravages the wreck
on individuals, communities and
the nation, physically,
psychologically, socially, and
economically. A first step to
understanding what these disasters
mean is to examine their various
impacts and to assess these. After
all, many of us still understand
the universal language of dollars
Limitations of past eco-
nomic assessment have severely
restricted the information avail-
able to policymakers on the na-
ture and scale of the vulnerabil-
ity of many economies to natu-
ral hazards. This lack of informa-
tion may in turn have contributed
to what many see as a widespread
Please turnr to page 2
By Mark Bynoe, PhD
School of Earth and Environ-
University of Guyana
According to a report by
Benson and Clay in 2004, be-
tween the 1950s and the 1990s,
the global costly f natua tdis s
jor natural catastrophes in the
1990s causing economic losses
estimated at an average USS66
billion per year at 2002 prices.
Furthermore, in 1995, the year
of the Kobe earthquake in Japan,
record losses of about US$178
billion were recorded, the equiva-
lent of 0.7 percent of global gross
domestic product! ECLAC re-
ported that within Guyana, the
recent 2005 floods were esti-
mated to represent a cost of
neh lle t % of the co nt ys GP
floods are of a slightly lower mag-
nitude. These floods were said to
be the result of, inter aliar, intense
rainfall (Figures 1 & 2 below).
cal Service of Guyana (2005)
The economic costs as
quoted above have brought to the
fore the significant impacts such
disasters have on economies glo-
bally, regionally and nationally,
and the potential damage they
exert on such economies, hence
the need for immediate short-,
mdi --, and longt-termt strat -
be less recognition of their
broader macroeconomic signifi-
cance and the problems they can
pose for longer-term economic
growth and development. One
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by James Rose PhD
of the University of Guyana
Each year, since 1970, on 22 April, a busy world sets aside some time
to participate in the annual Earth Day observances.
This year, as we take time to participate in the 36th annual Earth
Day observances, we will do well to reflect and deliberate on current
issues, policies and practices, pertinent to the preservation and
conservation of the resources of Planet Earth. Indeed, it is a time
when we endeavour to determine our roles as individuals, institutions
and as a universal collective in the sustainable development and
equitable distribution of the riches of the earth. In as much as all
aspects of preservation and conservation are critical, however, the
one aspect that is particularly crucial at this time, in Guyana and to
all Guyanese, is disaster preparedness.
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By Paulette Bynoe PhD
Lecturer, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mlany' of you maj\ be famsdhar isynh the fo~llowilng Iwo state-
-ments:. 'What you don't know cannot hurt you": and "Ig-
norance is bliss." Wvhile both statements might seem harm-
less at a superficial level, they are both grossly misleading. When
we consider the environmental and social consequences of not tak-
ing appropriate actions to prevent and manage disasters, due to a
lack of kn~owledge, ignorance can only be described as suicdal.
bence the relevance andl importance of environmental education.
SGenerally, the le~el of pubhc environmental education mn Guyana
Is relarivelJ, low. In fact, the general lack of enitronmental con-
sciousness, which translates itself into posinge actions. is often
cited as a fundamental environmental problem in Guyana
Undoubtedly, environmental education must be seen as a di-
mension of education 1581 Is critical for all social groups in Guyrana,
regardless of age, gender, or social or econonuc status. After all,
the impacts of env~ironmenial problem~ ras experienced Junng the
recent devastating floodsl a now no boundaries Mloreo~ver, such
problems should netecr be considered solely as the results of pb! jica
constraints, but rather, of a complete Interacuion among social.
political, economic and technological choices that whe make. Wie
can only understand and appreciate such inter-connectedness if
we cease thinking of the environment as 'somewhere out there'
and begin to see yourselves as part of the biosphere.
EDUCATION 5AS STRATEGIC: INTERV'ENTION
Educaticon must therefore be givecn pnonrSy consideration as a
strategic intervenuon Guyanese must haver access to adequate,
correct and timely Information about the causes and consequences
of disasters. Specifically, we must be aware of hone our deeslsons
and actions may have contriuted dlirectly or mdirectiv 10 the re-
cent floods. and how each of us may be part of the solution. DI-
saster Preparedness and Mlanagement rs Everybody's Business and
wye M1UST get Intolved. not tomoirrow or next Januar but
NOWI!! In this c~ontext. education must provide not only awa~re-
ness, but the knowledge, skll~s, attitudes and monttation thal will
propel individual and collective acttous to prevent and manage
disasters. Undoublediv. there Is need to Increase societal aw~are-
ness of Ihe importance of education and ils value in gene~rjllng
concern for saf~euarding o~ur en~ronme~nt As Agenda Ll states.
education i. ennealcl for Improving the capazlly or the poPula-
noJn to address and deal with envi~ronment and development lj-
sues." In the event that a disaster occurs. we2 can present the un-
necessary loss of lIfe. damage to property and economic Impacts
which help to destabilise our country s econonuc growvth and se-
ve2rely threaten the livelihoods of farmers, In particular
WHAT CAN W~E DO?
At the national level. we can take the followi~ng act~non
-Integrate disaster preparedness and management js a
cross-cutting 1ee1 in the existing curricula at all levels (from nurs-
ery to university), and make lessons appropriate for target groups.
This is important sin~e the threats associated with disasters have
Impbeations for botrh present and future generations;
-Implement and sujtatn a pro-active media campaign on
dtsasler preparedness and management. using jingles, posters, docu-
mnlznanes, radlo and newspaper messages, among others;
Te~ach e~nt ronmental responsibility in all churches,
mlsjques and temlples
SImplement and enforce laws to restrict the indiscriminate
removal of mangroves or other actions or activities that com-
promise the stability of coastal structures and increase the vul-
nerability of Guyana's coast to flooding.
At the community level, we can endeavour to do the
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goods was projected to increase
appreciably by over 55% when
compared to the 2004 figures,
though consumption of consumer
stems mn such situations decline
due to lower purchasing power of
households whose assets base
were destroyed and livelihoods
With the recent disasters, it
was felt in some quarters that
Guyana would benefit from some
debt rescheduling or moratorium
on repayments. It was obvious to
most that a concerted package
including a moratorium, increas-
ing grant resources and greater
flexibility in the benchmark tar-
gets under the E-HIPC Initiative
was necessary to put the country
back on a stable growth path.
It is therefore conspicuously
evident that natural disasters can
create significant budgetary pres-
sures, with potential narrow fis--
cal impacts in the short-term and
wider long-term implications for
development. Usually, the behav-
ior of broad fiscal aggregates such
as total recurrent and capital ex-
penditure, revenue, and the bud-
getary deficit can be misleading
because they may suggest that di-
sasters have little discernible im-
pact. The apparent general in-
However, with a few exceptions,
reallocations are typically poorly
documented and cannot be easily
quantified, and the conditions un-
der which decisions on post-di-
saster reallocations of budgetary
resources are made are usually far
Clearly, disaster prevention
and mitigation are integral to
economic activities. Major natu-
ral disasters, like that experienced
in Guyana in the past two years
can, and do, have severe negative
short-run and long-term eco-
nomic impacts on growth, devel-
opment, and poverty reduction.
But negative impacts are not in-
evitable. Vulnerability is changing
quickly, especially in countries
that are experiencing economic
and related technical and social
change. Nonetheless significant
challenges remain. To mitigate
some of the negative externali-
ties associated with natural disas-
ters and better assess their macro-
economic impacts the following
recommendations are posited:
economic and financial impacts, us-
ing the skills available at the Uni-
From page 1
failure to address natural haz-
ards as a possibly serious threat
to sustainable development, and
a general lack of appreciation of
the potentially high economic
and social returns to disaster re-
duction. Clearly, how disasters are
conceptualized and impacts are
assessed within the framework of
economic analysis merits fuller
and more systematic review, with
institutions like the University of
Guyana and others playing an im-
portant role. Given Guyana's
critical human resource con-
straints a strategy of exclusion
will be suicidal and lead to even
further astronomical economical
costs. This article seeks to bring
to the fore the way recent natu-
ral disasters nationally have im-
pacted on the Guyanese
economy and their potential
Economic vulnerability is
not a static condition that re-
flects location-specific environ-
mental hazards, but rather de-
pends on influences that are time
specific as well. Thus, the vulner-
ability of an economy like
Guyana to natural hazards de-
pends on a complex set of influ-
ences, such as physical size of the
country, export vulnerability, as-
set and resource bases, coping
strategies, and the speed, quality
and intensity of the recovery ef-
It is irrefutable, however,
that disasters commonly a cause
short-term decline in GDP. For
example, the 2005 floods led to
a decline in real growth by some
5% over the 2004 though a
lesser decline was initially pro-
jected (Figure 3), with the multi-
plier effect felt in the rice (2.8%),
sugar (5.2%) and non-traditional
agricultural (4.3%) sub-sectors.
The agricultural sector, an im-
portant pillar of the economy,
declined by approximately 3%6!
Furthermore, the rate of inflation
rose sharply in 2005 to nearly
9%, largely reflecting increases in
food prices as a result of supply
Theories of development place
considerable emphasis on the
impacts of disasters on capital and
labour growth, and productivity.
They indicate that capital assets and
other resources are usually severely
damaged by natural disasters andthe
productivity of undamaged capital
and labor can be reduced by
associated disruptions of
infrastructure and markets, as in the
case of Guyana in 2005 and 2006
where a number of farm to market
roads were damaged and the East
Demerara Water Conservancy
(EDWC) dam weakened.
Further, all major types of
disaster can disrupt longer-term
investment plans for both
physical and human capital, in
several ways. Governments may
divert resources away from
planned investments to fund
relief and rehabilitation. For
example, as a result of the 2005-
2006 floods, government
finances weaken significantly,
with the overall fiscal deficit
before grants estimated to
expand by 19% of GDP in 2005,
reflecting relatively sharp
increases in expenditure, as
revenue remained stable. Capital
spending a critical catalyst of the
growth process was projected to
expand sharply to almost 30% of
product, up from 24% in 2004.
After disasters, public recon-
struction efforts are often funded
through domestic or external
borrowing, increasing future debt-
servicing payments. Even if di-
saster-related external assistance
is extended, it may not be en-
tirely additional; instead, because
of some combination of limited
donor resources and constraints
on local counterpart funding, it
may in part replace development
investment aid flows. Other dam-
age may be covered by insurance
policies for the formal developed
sector, but even this implies op-
portunity costs related to the
payment of premiums and tends
to elude the informal and small
and micro-enterprise sector,
In fact, due to limited finan-
cial resources and lack of coping
strategies some destroyed assets
may not be replaced at all. In
some instances in the longer
term, disasters and related risks
can also contribute to econonuc
instability, particularly in the low
coastal plain of Guyana or mn ar-
eas behind the Mahaica-
Development Authority (MMA-
ADA) for cattle ranching, thus
leading to an atmosphere of un-
certainty and deterring potential
Furthermore, to assist with
recovery effort, especially for a
net importer like Guyana can
worsen the trade deficit position.
For example, the ECLAC report
noted~ that imports of capital
Fig re 3
Pre and post-disaster GDP growth
Photo 1: Disruptive Influences of 2005 Floods
sensitivity to disast
successful efforts (
tries to remain witl
Guyana have often
widespread, if large
nual reallocations (
fiscal response wir
to fall primarily (
penditure and sc
though there are a
siderable in-kind r
human and physi
:ers reflects the versity of Guyana and other institu-
of many coun- tions nationally, of a major disaster
hin already es- should be made 18 to 24 months af-
Iry envelopes. ter the event. Furthermore, account
occurring in should be taken of the country's
en resulted in shiort-term economic performance
:ely non-trans- and the assistance strategy for suited
Sand inter-an- for it.
of resources. 2. The Government of
is the primary Guyana needs to establish ap-
th the brunt of propriate risk management
ions appearing strategies for future disasters,
on capital ex- including medium-term finan-
ocial sectors, cial planning covering 8 to 10
lso often con- years, with the basis for fund-
eallocations of ing broadened.
ical resources 3. High-quality, reliable
expenditure. scientific information is a neces-
sary condition for effective disas-
----------! ter risk management. The inter-
national community should sup-
port national and regional re-
search and information systems
on risk and the institutions should
develop programmes that address
4. The University of
romt Guyana, the Ministry of Agri-
Department and other stake-
holders should ensure that
there is adequate complemen-
a tary monitoring and dissemi-
Snation programs at the na-
~tional level. Priorities include
.Ycon :ag climatic variability and na-
tional and regional flood and
drought forecasting, and geo-
.in / physical hazards.
Remember, the time to
nt is NOW!!!
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SPONSORED BY TH E .N ATE D STATES PA.E NCY FORB
a NTERN AT IOCN aLa D E VE LO PME NT
Floods and the Pubic HealAh Imp~lications Mor G~uyana
SP~NZC, ~ED Bt4 THE UNITED STPI~E~ PIGEN~Y FCC1
I NT E ~ N PIT I o N Pr k D E V E h o ~ ~ E N T
ism from school which will impede their ability to make a valuable contribulion to the building up of self
and hence the nation. It may also lead them to a life of crime andlol prositution or to abuse as these
vulnerable children fall prey to the wide variety of predators in our society in a bid to provide for th~em-
Guyana, in its quest to accomplish the millennium development goals, must seek to en-
sure that public health remains a primary development objective. TIhus the public health ef-
forts should not be scaled back because the waters have receded and we have sanitized our
communities. They need to be intensified (for at minimum of one ~ye) to prevent this vicious
cycle from imploding and consequently exploding within our society. It is evident that disaster
preparedness and management is of extreme importance, hence, we must get involved
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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Disasters are considered to be the exceptional or unusual events that suddenly result in large numbers of
people killed or injured, or large economic losses. Statistics show that around 70% of all global disasters
are linked to hydro-meteorological events. Flooding is one of the worst disasters known to Guyanese. It
reduces the asset base of households, communities and the Guyanese society by destroying homes, infra-
structure, machinery, standing crops and livestock. In the case of Guyana, the effects of these floods are
dramatic, not only at the individual household level but on the nation as a whole. Thiis article will focus
on some of the immediate and chronic public health implications of the two floods experienced by Guyana
in January and November 2005.
The floods of January 2005 demonstrated that Guyana was woefully underprepared for the magnitude
of such a disaster. At the time was no national disaster preparedness and management plan, despite the fact
that global climate change and sea level rise have been very topical issues, highlighting the vulnerability of
Guyana's coast. As a consequence, management was ad hoc and panic driven with more emphasis being
placed on flood relief efforts rather than the removal of water from the land so that the effects especially
those regarding public health could have been minimized.
THE IMMEDIATE PUBLICIIEALTH IMPACTS
With the assistance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) a Task Force was set up to address
public health issues. It included the Ministry of Health and several regional agencies such as the Caribbean
Epidemiological Centre, Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, Caribbean Environment and Health Insti-
tute and the Pan American Health Organisation. Health teams were set up comprising of health personnel
and volunteers. These teams were supplemented by a team of Cuban General Practitioners resulting in 751
team visits with more than 115,000 contacts in over 40 communities. The most common ailments r~e-
ported were skin rashes, ringworm in the genital areas of males and females as well as vaginal infection,
colds, and diarrhoea. There was a leptospirosis outbreak, which resulted in 22 fatalities. This outbreak led
to the largest public health intervention in recent times with approximately 160,000 persons receiving
doxycycline and other related antibiotics. Dengue fever was also confirmed in at least 12 cases.
Table Showing Disease of Interest During the Floods
Year""~""' Influenza""""""" Typhoid Gastro-enteritis (< Syr old) Dengue Fever
12005 6,407 926 1,717 202
/2003 j 886 200 3,132 47
Source: Data was taken from CAREC Surveillance Reports for the Period 2002 2006
Final figures are currently unavailable, but according to the CAREC reports for the period 2002 -
2006 (see Table I above) there appears to have been a marked increase in diseases such as typhoid, influ-
enza, and gastroenteritis among the under five year old age group. There were no figures listed for the
number of leptospirosis cases in Guyana. These are country figures and may be underestimates since a
recurring statement in many of the reports highlights the non-submission of surveillance reports by Guyana.
THE CHRONIC PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS
The floods were highly disruptive events that caused suffering, deprivation, hardship, injury and even
death as a result of direct injury or disease. The Ministry of Health listed the official number of deaths
directly related to the floods as 34. There are potentially more serious impacts to public health that are
indirect and long-term that are perhaps not being given the attention they deserve. Most persons severely
affected by the floods were from the lower income bracket, and as such, were not insured against damage
and loss, as they struggle against the odds merely to survive. Hence, recovery will be very slow or impos-
sible due to an absence of any coping mechanism or the meagre government recovery assistance. And
while many of the credit institutions were approached by several of the relief entities, very little could
have been done to alleviate their financial burdens. Banks were offering a moratorium on loans however,
many of these families have lost their livelihoods and their homes have been destroyed. Thus, a delay of a
few months was not a relief from the financial burdens, but rather an increase in the level of stress experi-
enced as they struggle to make ends meet.
The importance of continued disease surveillance following the floods is critical. Increased levels of
stress have been: associated with a variety of disorders, for example post traumatic stress disorder and
hypertension that may be prevalent in our society following the floods. Many in our society today may
be suffering from~ post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is an extremely debilitating condition that
can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or an ordeal as many have described the floods of January
and November 20\05. PTSD can limit or severely impede an individuals' ability to rebuild a life destroyed
by this or these events. Research conducted by the American National Institute of Mental Health has
shown that PTSD clearly alters a number of fundamental brain mechanisms and because of this abnormali-
ties have been detected in brain chemicals that mediate coping behaviour, learning and memory among
people with the disorder. Persons with PTSD may experience emotional numbness, sleep disturbances,
depression, anxiety, and irritability or outbursts of anger or violence.
Sleep disturbance, a factor linked to PTSD may also occur in individuals after the disaster. Individuals
who may be afraid to wake to water within their homes, or persons who have difficulty sleeping, because
of the degree of uncertainty regarding meeting the basic needs of their family may also be included within
the bracket of highly stressed individuals who are prone to sudden outbursts of anger or violence.
Another post disaster disease, hypertension commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is associated
with increased levels of stress and can cause a multitude of serious medical problems. For example, the
Journal of the Amrerican Heart Association (Stroke) in 2003 reported that highly stressed individuals hadl a
higher risk of fatal stroke than stress free individuals. The article linked this to the fact that many stressed
individuals have the cardiovascular risk factors in that they tend to smoke, be less physically active, drink
more alcohol and be treated for high blood pressure. These individuals may have more severe strokes with
much more complicated rehabilitation periods which if prevalent amongst our flood affected communities,
will place Bm even greater financial burden on these families.
Chronic public health impacts may contribute to disruptions in family life, broken homes, or more
violence in homes and communities simply because of the lack of coping mechanisms. They may even
lead to an increase in the number of suicides and place an increasing burden on children. an already vulner-
able group. The loss of livelihood and the inability of parents to rebuild their fives following the floods
may cause this vulnerable group to become undernourished or malnourishedl. This could lead to absentec-
By Patrick Williams, PhD
School of Earth and Environ-
Globally the costs of natural
disasters appear to have increased
immensely this century with the
loss of lives, destruction of
homes, disruption of economies
and the negative effects on the
environment. The increasing
magnitude of such disasters ap-
pears to be linked to the growth
of world population and the de-
mand that is made on the earth's
resources to satisfy basic human
needs of food clothes and shelter
as well as the growing tendency
of people to move into zones
that are hazardous and vulnerable
to hurricanes, landslides, floods,
droughts, earthquakes, volcanic
eruptions and other natural phe-
nomena The magnitude of these
nat 1ilev ns hve been h gh
indicated that in lo99 an 01999
50,0 Oacutes r setively wle
in 1999 and 199 Ope re pe tive
costs were US$70 billion and
US$30 billion. The most cata-
clysmic of events was the
that triggered a tsunami that
killed about 230,000 people.
While available data have
pointed to some staggering disas-
ters during this century, it is
worthwhile to observe that not all
of these are natural occurrences.
A number of the calamities have
been induced by human activities
relating to the inappropriate or
unsustainable use of resources. For
instance, in many countries, ac-
tivities such as deforestation
along watersheds and mountain
Slopes, mining, damming of riv-
ers for hydro-electric projects,
use of agro-chemicals mn agricul-
ture and the building of nuclear
and chemical plants in close
proximity to human settlements
have had serious consequences
for the environment and on hu-
man health and loss of lives. No-
table examples include the
Bhopal chemical poisoning mn In-
dia in 1984 mn which 2,000 per-
sons died and as many as 300,000
were injured and the Chernobyl
nuclear accident mn the Ukraine
in which 30 people died immedi-
ately and had to be 135,000
For centuries, human settle-
ments have been concentrated in
river valleys and along flood
plains, on coastal areas and in lo-
cations that have facilitated trade
aund commycrce and other eco-
nuoe cnd mi How vear wi 1-
the occupation of these areas has
been driven by socio-economic
and on occasion environmental
factors such as congenial climate,
their vulnerability to hazards was
often overlooked. Over the last
fifty years, the rapid growth of
world population and the phe-
nomenon of hyper-urbanization
have exacerbated this threat and
posed new problems for planners.
They now have to struggle to
cope with a multiplicity of de-
mands for the use of land and its
resources. It is now ackn~owledged
by the professionals that the ef-
fective and efficient utilization of
land resources require a newr ap-
proaches that include agrae ~
logical zoning, resonate inventory
and mapping and hazard mapping
so that there will be an under-
standing of the land capability
and how and where natural events
might occur and what mitigation
measures would be needed to pre-
vent or reduce the impact of di-
satehroughout the world natu-
ral resources and the
sustainability of life support sys-
ate aenth eaened b soil de5
freshwater supplies and
biodiversity loss. However, while
these occur in almost every spa-
tial context, there is a vast dif-
ference in the propensity among
developed countries such as the
United States and those in the
Sahel to cope with such issues as
desertification. In general, devel-
oping countries appear to suffer
most from the effects of envirn-
mental degradation and natural
phenomena. This is due to com-
petition for land resources for
food production, infrastructure
and housing. An increasing num-
ber of people are now being
forced to occupy marginal lands
such as mountain slopes or arid
lands or those that are under
constant threats because they are
in close proximity to active vol-
canoes, floodplains or earthquake
zones. This emerging land use
pattern for many of the coun-
tries is particularly problematic as
they lack the requisite financial.
technical and in some instances
legal and institutional capacities
to address the vulnerability issues
confronting their population.
In Guyana the low-lying
coastline that covers about 10%
of the total land area of approxi-
mately 216,000 square kilometer
and is inhabited by about 80% of
the total population o'f about
751.000. It has the most exten-
sive infrastructure and is the most
economically developed region in
the country. This spatio-eco-
nomnic development pattern is
str n Ideannoupenced by t e hi -
try. As is witnessed in mnany coun-
tries where heavily populated and
economically advanced areas are
threatened with natural hazards.
the coastal area of Guyana is
confronted wuith the hazard of
flooding from both the elevated
hinterland and the Atlantic
Ocean. These threats as seen
over the past two years have the
potential to have major socio-
economic and environmental
consequenes for the country.
Over the past four decades
considerable ef forts have been
made by the United Nations Food
and Agricultural Organization
(Eao) to promote land use plan-
ning among developing countries
as a means of managing their land
and water resources in a sustain-
able manner. This was supported
by a number of international
programmes and bilateral coop-
conresq haeen sosw o dpt
ths approach, partly because of
the difficulty in fully understand-
i thda ccepta and mantx
new strategy to land resource
management is proffered. In an
attempt to clarify these issues, a
number of definitions for land use
planning have been advanced.
According to the FAO
(1993) land-use planning is de-
fined asme syjtematic assessment
of land and water potentia(l al-
tnteraipsefor land use and eco-
nomric and social conditions in
land-use options. Its purpose is
to select and put into practice
thre needs of thre people while
ture. Thre driving force in plan-
ning is the need for change, the
needfor improved management
or thre need for a quite diferent
patters of land use dictated by
Land evaluation and land
management are two important
and integral elements of land use
planning. Land evaluation is a set
of techniques or procedures that
allow for the assessment of land
resources with a view to deter-
mining the capability of land for
specificc kinds of uses and taking
into consideration socio-eco-
nomic criteria and the conse-
quences. beneficial or adverse, for
Land management is the pro-
cess of managing the use of land
and development of land re-
sourcs in a sustainable way. Land
resources are used for a variety
of purposes which interact and
may- compete with one another.
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From page 2
Be involved in regular clean -up campaigns to ensure that our
waterways are clear of garbage:
Ivionitor the operations of kokers and sluice gates:
Establish Environmental Colmmittees to conduct regular stake-
holder consultations andiawar~eness programmleson disaster preparedness and
Work together with the Guyana Police Folre and the relevant
agencies to ensure that laws are obeyed: and
-Erect simple. but very clearly worded. signage at strategic loca
tions in the community;
At the individual level. each of us can do th~e following:
Access an~y available infonnation on disaster prepar~edness and
Inanagemnent to keep ourselves correctly anld adequately infonned so that
appropriate decisions and actions can be taken-
Take resp(,msibilityv for our' environment. It is our h~ome.
Spend sometime today thinking atxut how individual choicesarcl
aIctions impact negatively o~n the environlme~n and may~) contribute cumnula-
tively; to disasters.
-Pledge to be a better citizen of the environment.
Rem~embe~r, Disaster Plrparednless is Everybody's Bunsiness: Get Inlvolved
I.IPCOMING .ACTLS [TIES
The Sc hrool m~il be coordinating a series of activities in observance
of Earth Day and World Environment Day 2006. The School in
collaboration with the United States Agency for International
Development will host an Earth Day Symposium under the theme,
"Disaster Preparedness and Management: Get Involved Now!!!! Th1e
symposium will be held on Saturday. 22"1 April from 09:00hts to 12:00hrs
at the Cheddi Jagan Lecture Theatre, University of Guyana. Interested
members of the public are invited.
World Environment Day w~ill be celebrated under the theme.
''Landl Dearadation. Desertification and Food Security: Facine the
Challenges of the 21S- Century." The activities olarnned include a
Conference and an Essay and Poster competition. The conference
will be held from 5"- 7" June and all interested persons are: invitedi
to submit abstracts for Dresentation. Further information on the
conference can be sour-ced fr~om www.uag.edu.gy.
The follow~ing2 are the categories and themes for both essay
aInd poster comnpeitionl for Se~condalry School Studenth of all the
By Phillip Da Silva
Dean, Faculty of Natural
The coastal plain of Guyana
is considered by many to be
economically and socially the
most important region. Over
90% of the population live
along the coastal plain, which
accounts for about 7% of the
total area of the country
(216,000 km'), and accounts
for over 70%/ of the country's
Originally the coastal sea de-
fences were natural and banks were
colonised by mangrove vegetation.
Early Dutch settlers initiated agricul-
tural development in coastal areas and
to protect these they constructed a
complex system of sea walls, dran-
age ad irrigation canals, sluice gates
and inland dams. To protect the
coastal kmnd earthen dams were built
while mlangrove folrst also offer pro-
Over the years net erosion along
the Guyana coas~t and a general r~e-
gression of the coastline has taken
place. This pnx'ess has alvcersey af-
fected the socioeconomnic decvelop-
mentn of the coastal areal. T`he nl-
sled as bh im ctu for n)110il
fly neecd to emnbar~k on aI National
Inl~eraterd Coastall Zon1e Macnagement
While the need for
all of' these pr~oblemsl ha~s beenl aIc-
knowledged the Inick of public
awarllleness inladequatle institutional
Capacity unt1! lack of fundingng
sourl1ces hlve been recognisedl as
Llis time Ihelo i01 o I lO.~
bemel rcofnised aInd htl ef;: forts
tol develop a stratlegy for the mnll-
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therefore it is desirable to
plan all uses in an integrated man-
ner. A related concept is sustain-
able land management which re-
fers to the process in which tech-
nologies, policies and activities
are undertaken in an integrated
Disaster mitigation is con-
ceptualized as a set of sustained
actions designed to reduce or
eliminate the long-term impacts
and risks associated with natural
and human induced disasters. Of-
ten mitigation measures are
taken well in advance of a poten-
tial disaster situation to reduce
the event's risks of occurrence or
to avert or diminish the event's
impacts. Mitigation is seen as the
initial step towards a comprehen-
sive approach to managing disas-
ters. A variety of mitigation mea-
sures or strategies can be identi-
fied. These include hazard map-
ping, adoption and enforcement
of land use zoning practices,
implementation of building codes,
insurance programmes and dyking
and elevating homes in flood
Relationship between LUP
and Disaster Mitigation
In many developing countries
the impoverished state of their
economies and the need for govem-
ments to address the issues of pov.
erty, foreign exchange shortages and
a range of social issues such as health
and education, has encouraged the
exploitation of their natural re-
sources without ensuring that the
requisite legal, institutional and tech-
nical requirements are put in place.
The result is that the wise use of the
resources is compromised for short-
term gains and quite often the long-
term effects are very costly and ir-
reversible. The problem is com-
pounded when population growth has
forced the occupation of marginal
lands and unsound land use practices
are perpetuated contributing to seri-
ous disturbances of the natural eco-
Although it is not possible to
prevent natural disasters, their
physical effects can be reduced
through appropriate mitigation
strategies. For instance, legisla-
tion relating to building codes for
zones identified and demarcated
as such can reduce the loss of
lives in the event of an earth-
quake. In many circumstances,
land use planning and manage-
ment can be effective strategies
for reducing the adverse conse-
quences of human-induced disas-
ters such flooding. Indiscriminate
clearing of virgin forests along
mountain slopes can lead to in-
creased soil erosion and land
slides which can in turn block
river channels and lead to severe
flooding in periods of heavy rain-
fall. Alternatively, other kinds of
land use alteration can affect the
flow of rivers and create droughts
in some areas. Land use planning
can point to these dangers and
suggest alternative land uses,
One of the important aspects
of land use planning is that it al-
lows us to understand the limits
of he natural ecosystems through
our assessment of their capabili-
ties. Land use planning also pro-
vides information on the con-
straints of the ecosystems and the
consequences to be expected if
the tolerance limits are exceeded.
It has implications for species
vulnerability, their survival as
well as the degradation of ecosys-
Relevance of LUP and
Land use planning has a num-
ber of implications for disaster miti-
gation. Firstly, it provides informa-
tion on the resource availability of
the land, the capability of the land
for particular kinds of uses and the
various constraints. These types of
data serve to guide planners with re-
spect to what the land could be used
for, how it should be used and the
consequences of pursuing uses con-
trary to the capabilities of the land.
The effects of incompatible uses
could be human induced disasters such
as deaths and property destruction
fromflooding, droughts,1landslides as
experienced in many parts of Asia
Secondly, by practicing wise
land use planning it can mitigate
or eliminate the disasters and the
long-term effects related to
flooding, droughts and chemical
contamination from mining or
other activities by ensuring that
they are carried out in areas that
zoned for that purpose. For ex-
ample, through the establishment
of a land information system,
zoning could ensure that residen-
tial development doest not occur
along fatalt lines, or that high risk
industrial complexes do juxtapose
or intersperse with residential
dwellings or that high grade agri-
cultural land is not used for other
less productive uses. In this regard
land use conflicts can be reduced
Thirdly, land use planning and
its related process of land evalu-
ation can allow for the utilization
of up-to-date technology for the
conduct of a risk assessment and
vulnerability studies. These can
assist in mapping the areas and
clearly demarcate and define
them. The mapped areas can
then be used as the basis for
policy-making with respect to
where and what kinds of activi-
ties can take place at the local,
regional or national level. For in-
stance, land use planning can
identify critical watersheds for a
number of downstream activities
and as such support the formula-
tion and implementation of
policy measures that serve to
protect those watersheds. Simi-
larly, flood prone regions can be
demarcated and either undergo
precautionary infrastructure de-
velopment of through zoning
prohibit settlement development
to minimize or avert the impact
of flooding on communities.
Fourthly, land use planning
can provide information on the
resource base of an area, both
quantitative, which can be uti-
lized to estimate the carrying ca-
pacity of the area, the threats
and the measures that can be
taken to address these issues. For
example, in a pasture land area,
a determination can be made of
the size of the herd of cattle so
as to avoid the problem of over-
grazing and the eventual degrada-
tion of the area. There are many
instances where over use of re-
sources have led to groundwater
depletion, extensive deforestation
and ultimately droughts and de-
Implications LUP for Guyana
In Guyana over the last de-
cade there have been a number of
occurrences both natural and hu-
man induced that suggest the
implementation of land use plan-
ning as one mitigation measures
In the 1990s several areas in the
country were affected by droughts
brought about by the El Nino ef-
fects. Many communities in the
hinterland areas experienced food
shortages and required external
interventions to avoid large-scale
suffering. This event also served
to undermine the food security of
a number of the communities es-
pecially since their activities are
of a subsistence nature.
The following are the impli-
cations for land use planning in
-Determine where investment
in infrastructure, housing and
other activities are most likely to
avert disasters such as floods and
droughts. This suggests that there
is a need to review the location
of existing settlements and plan
for future settlements from the
perspective of coastal versus hin-
-Consideration should be
given to allocating sizable pro-
portions of the fertile coastlands
to agriculture instead of to hous-
ing and infrastructure
-Undertake a comprehensive
risk assessment and vulnerability
study to determine land use, in-
cludmng a long-term settlement
Review and revise
building codes for new settle-
ments, especially those that are
intended for areas that entail el-
ements of risks from flooding
-Arising from the
above, ensure that the requisite
legal and institutional framework
for the establishment of a na-
tional land use planning system
Flooding has been a perennial
problem in many of Guyana's
coastal and riverine areas and hin-
terland communities for several
decades. On the coast, ageing and
collapsing sea defence works and
denudation of mangroves from
unsustainable utilization have al-
lowed the penetration of saline
water from the Atlantic Ocean
on to farmlands and housing ar-
eas, destroying crops and live-
stock. Current estimates for the
period 2005 -2008 suggest a cost
of G$7.55 billion for coastal sea
defence protection for regions 2,
3, 4 and 5, exclusive of on-going
works. In 2005 and 2006 there
has been severe flooding along
the coastal belt and near hinter-
land areas have brought severe
hardships to large segments of
the population with a number of
deaths from water-borne diseases
and costs to the country of sev-
eral billions of dollars.
Flooding and droughts have
not been the only disasters in
Guyana. In 1995 there was a
chemical disaster when a large
volume of cyanide laced slurry
broke the banks of the storage
pond and spilled into the Omai
River and spread into the
Essequibo River. This occurrence
represented the country's largest
chemical disaster and it affected sev-
eral communities along the river that
depended upon it for their source of
domestic water supply. There were
also claims of health related illnesses
among some communities.
The rapid and continual
growth of human population
globally has significantly in-
creased the demand for land
and environmental resources.
This has led to numerous land
use conflicts which have con-
tributed to environmental
degradation and the occur-
rence natural and human in-
duced disasters. Land use
planning is a methodology
that seeks to integrate human
activities with and biophysical
conditions. While this relation-
ship will not always experi-
ence complete harmony, it
will serve to mitigate the
long-term effects of disasters.
Zone management Strategy is be-
Many of the uses and services
of mangroves are compatible -
wood harvesting, bark and honey
collection, coastal protection and
small scale capture fishery, while
others are less so. This under-
scores the need for a holistic ap-
proach for mangrove management
within the framework of Inte-
grated Coastal Zone Management
Mangroves are managed
sustainably in many countries
based on silvicultural and forest
management principles. In
Bangladesh and India mangrove
forests have been silviculturally
managed for more than a century
on a sustainable basis. It is time
that the mangrove forests in
Guyana be inventorised and as-
sessed, and brought under inten-
sive management practices based
on scientific principles.
In spite of the fact that a major
por-tion of the mangrove vegetation
along the Guyana coast hals already
disappeared due to erosion anld cut-
ting, it is impor~tant that whatever
reman;ins today is p~roper-ly protected
andi managedl. It will be ncc-ssary to
ensure tha;t no futllher indisc~iminate
I~lnf of tullu rov e tr-ees takl~ 111 c
as~sessment, andt plans for the manll-
ugnement anld developmentl arle taken
up' w\ithout auny fulrtrlll delay.
An\I intensiv- e progrlamlme f~or
edlucatingr consul~l communities as
wecll as governments officials both
alt policy andi execution levels
ah out the imnportanc~e and many l)
benefits of' mang~rove vegetation
andl~ dry evergreen forests will halve
nInllities should~ allso be mladle to
sp~on~ibility of l cliitizenls. There.
portant role to p~lay inl the pro-
rsctionn of mnangrov ecLosystems.
To redceilc thle budget for sea
defence construction and mainte-
nance, consideration should be
given to mangrove management
in Guyana. Mangroves tradition-
ally have been considered as suit-
able for coastal protection mn cer-
tain areas, and form the main veg-
etation of the "sacrificial strip
in coastal areas of other countries.
The tsunami that occurred in the
Indian Ocean two years ago served as
an important reminder of the devas-
tating and serious consequences of such
events to coastal communities, eco-
systems and especially low lying
coastal areas. In addition the role of
mangroves in coastal protection was
also highlighted when some aras with
intact mangrove growth were not as
devastated as those ameas without such
ecosystems. The potential devastat-
ing effects of the impact of unpro-
tected mangrove coastlines was also
in the fore during the very active hur-
ricane season experienced in other
In a 2005 UNEP-WCMC
document it is clearly stated that
"The lessons learnt in terms of
loss of life, damage sustained, and
approaches to reconstruction and
mitigation are critically relevant
to future management of the
coast in a context of increasing
severe weather events such as hur-
ricanes and typhoons, and other
potential consequences of global
warming. More than ever, it is
essential to consider the full value
of 'ecosystem services' (the ben-
efits that people obtain from eco.
systems) when making decisions
about coastal development '.
The mangrove ecosystem is
one of the major coastal ecosys-
tems that can offer such ecosys-
tem protective services, however,
it is one of the ecosystems that is
under serious threat from natural
and anthropogenic sources. The
call is therefore more important
now than ever before for all to be
involved in the management and
protection of Guyana's remaining
coastal and riverine mangrove
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By Order of Mtan~_a~g_~mement
, Sunday ChroniciaAprilj6,2006
By Greg Brosnan
(Reuters) Hooked on dance music and rock, young people
in the river deltas and mountain towns ofMexios ufcoat
used to ridicule the old men playing their oddly named
instruments on street corners.
Now if you can't twang a mosquito, pick out an arpeggio on
a lioness, slap a donkey's jawbone to the rhythm or at least
improvise a verse while others dance and play the region's
traditional folk music, you're not hip.
A revival sweeping Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz has
rescued "son jarocho" an ancient musical genre with a
heavy African influence from near extinction and put it at
the heart of a booming subculture of all-night dance parties.
"Guys who used to be into rock are now into son jarocho,"
said Mario Alberto Galindo, 23, as he bought a book of chords
at a music festival stall for his jarana the seven-string ukulele
that provides the music's foot-tapping rhythmic base.
Most of the small river port of Tlacotalpan was sleeping when
red streaks of dawn pierced the tropical sky one recent
But a wall of sound emanated from the courtyard of a
whitewashed church, where a young crowd locked in a
trance-like vigil of music, poetry and dance showed no sign
Surrounding two young dancers perched on a low wooden
stage, bleary-eyed musicians strummed scores of acoustic
guitars of different shapes and sizes while taking turns to
improvise colourful verses about life, love or even politics.
Born out of the clash of European, African and indigenous
cultures after the Spanish conquest of Mexico, son jarocho
centres around the jarana and a host of other string and
percussion instruments, some bearing names of animals they
A tub-like bass guitar, the "lioness," emits a near-subsonic
thump while the tiny mosquito ukulele has a zingy trill. Afour-
or five-stringed "requinto" leads the melody with complicated
For extra oomph, percussionists scrape and slap dead
donkeys' jawbones, making the animals' teeth rattle to the
Son jarocho was the main entertainment in Veracruz state for
centuries. But television and radio took its place and soon
the music was largely reduced to a tacky regional gimmick,
played in gaudy folkloric plays or by restaurant crooners.
Eager to keep it alive in its original form, a handful of
enthusiasts began visiting veteran musicians in the 1970s,
recording their old songs and verses and holding workshops
for children in towns and villages across the state, starting
off a craze.
Resurging interest in the music has since seen dozens of
groups like Mono Blanco, Los Utrera and Son de Madera
recording and playing concerts across the country and
Most son jarocho enthusiasts, however, agree the revival's
greatest achievement in recent years' has been to bring the
music back to village squares and street corners in its original
environment the all-night party or fandango.
"~Without the fandango this music loses its meaning," said
Mono Blanco founder Gilberto Gutierrez, credited as one of
the fathers of the revival.
On the wooden platform in Tlacotalpan, a teen-age girl with
heavy indigenous features and a purple bougainvillea petal
behind her ear twirled around a boy in a blue soccer shirt as
both stomped their feet to the rhythm.
Fandangos are essentially parties, and flirty verses win over
many a dancer's heart. But they can also be used to comment
on politics and in Mexico's autocratic past were one of the
only safe ways to do so.
"If you wanted to say something about the president but you
were afraid of ending up full of lead, you could say it singing,"
said luthier and musician Pablo Campechano.
As well as giving young provincial Mexicans, once more
interested in U.S. culture and music, a sense of pride in their
own roots, the revival has brought together generations that
had little left in common in a fast-changing world.
"There's no age limit here, it's as long as your body can keep
going," said Ildefonso Medel, 75, a tiny man in a white
cowboy hat with bushy white eyebrows, tapping out
arpeggios on his requinto as younger musicians tried to pick
The musical revival has recreated a culture of son jarocho in
larger towns and cities where it had all but died out.
But even as the tradition fizzled elsewhere, it lived on at
weddings, birthdays or even wakes in isolated hamlets like
those surrounding the lush valley town of Santiago Tuxtla.
While fireflies bleeped in bougainvillea bushes in the moonlit
mountain hamlet of San Lorenzo one recent night, men and
women in guayabera shirts and dresses strummed for scores
of couples taking turns to dance on a battered platform.
Many had come from outlying farms on horseback.
Inside his dimly lit hut, host Eugenio Diaz, wearing a cowboy
hat and a green plastic glow-in-the-dark rosary around his
neck, showed off the heirloom that had inspired the party -
an ancient, darkened portrait of a chubby Christ child.
In return for protecting them from evil, his family honors the
icon once a year with a large fandango.
Look, his cheeks are rosy," Diaz said, pointing at the portrait
as the musicians crowded in to serenade it.
"That's because the music is playing," he said. "Here, son
jarocho never died."
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GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
NBIC 200.00 198.00 202.00 204.00
Banlk A verage 194.33 197.50 20/.67 203.21
Non bank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.00 02.60
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B. Canadian Dollar
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C. Pound Sterling
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Bank Av ner~ag 2/2.50 23/.25 245. 00 256. 25
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Convicted rape accused
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cannot flinch from exercising his
At the hearing of the appeal,
Mr. J. Of. Haynes, Q. C., as he
then was, associated with Mr.
Claude A. Massiah, appeared
for the appellant, while Mr.
George A. Pompey, represented
Delivering the judgment of
the Appellate Court, Chancellor
Stoby had said: "T~he appellant
in this case was convicted of
rape. He appealed to this court
on three grounds, but we pro-
pose to deal with one ground
"During the trial, the
mother of the girl alleged to
be raped was called as a wit-
ness for the Crown. The pur-
pose of her evidence was to
show that the virtual com-
plainant had made a com-
plaint to her.
"After she had given evi-
dence and was cross-examined,
counsel, who appeared for the
appellant at the trial, submitted
in the absence of the jury that
having regard to the answers
given by the mother in cross-ex-
amination, the complaint was
inadmissible as it was elicited
by questions of an inducing
"Counsel for the Crown
submitted that although the
mother asked her daughter cer-
tain questions, yet having regard
to the relationship of mother
and daughter, the complaint was
"While counsel for the
Crown was replying to the de-
fence submission, the judge in-
tervened. The record before us
is as follows: At this stage,
court indicates to counsel for
defence that having regard to the
defence as put to the complain-
ant it would seem that the mak-
ing of the complaint was con-
sistent with the defence, al-
though its weight may be at-
tacked having regard to the
manner in which it was made."
"As a result of this state-
ment~ by the judge, counsel for
the Crown did not proceed with
his reply, the jury was recalled
and the trial proceeded without
demur from defence counsel.
"On appeal, it has been ar-
gued that the complaint was in-
admissible because it was ob-
tained by leading questions and
suggestions, and that in any
event it was the function of the
judge to rule on the submission,
and his failure to rule deprived
the prisoner of~the possibility
Sof the complaint being held in-
"Ever since the R. v.
Lilleman,  2 Q.B.D.
(Queens Bench Division),
167, in cases of rape and
kindred appeals, evidence
that a complaint was made by
the prosecutrix shortly after
the alleged occurrence, and
the particulars of such
complaint, have been given in
evidence on the part of the
prosecution not as being
evidence of the facts,
complained of, but as
evidence of the consistency of
the conduct of the prosecutrix
with the story told by her in
the witness box and as
negativing consent on her
part," Chancellor Stoby
He added, "Whenever evi-
dence of complaint is given, two
factors have to be borne in mind:
(a) was the complaint made as
speedily as could reasonably be
expected; and (b) was it volun-
tary and spontaneous and not
elicited by leading, inducing or
intimidating questions. It can
happen, and often does, that the
virtual prosecutrix as well as the
witness to whom the complaint
was made, give their evidence in
such a convincing way that no
question can arise about the ad-
! missibility of a complaint.
:"If such be the case, no rul-
Sing from the judge is required.
On the other hand, it may oc-
cur, and often does, that the
person to whom the complaint
is made makes admission in
cross-examination which might
or might not cause the evidence
to be inadmissible.
"As soon as the possibility
arises of the complaint being
held by the judge to be inadmis-
sible, it is for him (the judge) to
rule", Chancellor Stoby de-
The Chancellor referred to
the case of R.v. Cummings,
 1 All E.R. 551, which
was a case in which the pros-
ecutrix alleged she was raped at
Still referring to the case,
the judgment added, "Owing
to certain circumstances, she
did not make a complaint
that night although she saw
several people, but com
PlG&SO See page V
By George Barclay
THE failure of a trial judge
to give a decision on an im-
portant bit of evidence in a
rape case in 1966 ended with
the accused, Keith Mayers,
being convicted by the jury,
only to be freed later by the
Guyana Court of Appeal.
In the particular case, the
victim reported that she was
raped by Mayers. But at the
jury trial, Defence Counsel, Mr.
J. O. F. Haynes, (who later be-
came Chancellor of the Judiciary
in the country), objected to the
manner in which the Prosecu-
tion had set out to prove that
the woman had made a report
about the alleged crime at the
Counsel's contention was
that the particular evidence
which the prosecution was in-
troducing was inadmissible
since it had been elicited by
means of questioning and in-
ducement by the prosecution's
The trial judge failed to rule
on the objection, but allowed
the objected part to be led in
evidence as admissible testi-
mony, without ruling on same,
thereby resulting in the jury
concluding without directions,
that the witness's evidence was
The accused was found
guilty of rape and as a conse-
quence was sentenced to prison.
He appealed against his
conviction and sentence. His
appeal was allowed by the
Guyana Court of Appeal con-
stituted by Chancellor Kenneth
Stoby and Justices of Appeal R.
Luckhoo and Guya Persaud.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the hearing of the
appeal lasted five days.
It was a trial for rape where
evidence was given by a witness
as to a complaint made to her
by the virtual complainant.
The objection was that the
evidence of the complaint was
inadmissible on the ground that
it had been elicited by questions
of an inducing character.
On appeal of the convic-
tion, the Guyana Court of Ap-
peal held: "Where, as in relation
to complaints made in sexual
cases, the admissibility of evi-
dence depends on the discretion
of the trial judge and the prin-
ciples to be applied in exercis-
ing that discretion, the trial judge
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plained next day to an elderly person*
"Evidence of the complaint was admitted and the accused con-
victed. It was submitted on appeal that the complaint was wrongly
admitted as it was not made immediately. Lord Goddard. C.J., in
giving the judgment of the Court had said:
"Who is to decide whether the complaint is made as speedily
as could reasonably be expected? Surely it must be the judge who
tries the case. There is no one else who can decide it. The evidence
is tendered and he has to give a decision there and then whether it
is admissible or not. It must, therefore, be a matter for him to de,,
cide and a matter for his discretion if he applies the night principle.
The Chancellor went on to point out "In R. v. Norcott, 12
CR. App. Rep. 166, an objection was taken at the trial that the
person to whom the complaint was made had induced the pros-
ecutrix to make the complaint. The judge overruled the ob.
jection and admitted the evidence. In his summing-up he said:
"In each case the decision on the character of the question put'
as well as other circumstances such as the relationship of the ques-
tioner to the complainant, must be left to the discretion of the pre-
Continuing his judgment, the Chancellor in referring to the above,
added: "The accused was convicted and on appeal the conviction
Chancellor Stoby explained "Looking at the matter without the
aid of any persuasive authorities, we are in no doubt about the
judge's function in a criminal case where objection is taken to the
admissibility of evidence. The judge must make up his mind and
rule one way or the other.
"Quite understandably, a situation may arise where counsel with-
draws his objection, and the evidence if already accepted, remains
and is dealt with in the summing up as admissible evidence.
"A Court of Appeal can, if opportunity offers, decide whether
the evidence was correctly admitted. But where the admissibility
of evidence depends on the discretion of the trial judge and the prin-
ciples to be applied in exercising that discretion, the trial judge can-
not flinch from exercising his authority," the judgment pointed out.
In conclusion, Chancellor Stoby explained, "A circumstance of
some importance is that there was practically no corroboration what-
soever. The judge warned the jury against convicting on uncorrobo-
rated testimony, he told them there was no corroboration, he told
them that the complaint to the mother did not afford corrobora-
tion. In this setting it was vital for the jury to know whether she
had told a consistent story, had the complaint been ruled inadmis-
sible this elenient of the prosecution's case would have been lack
ing and without it we cannot say the jury must have convicted.
"We consider the failure of the judge to give a decision on
an important bit of evidence was a fatal omission, and conse-
quently, the conviction must be quashed and the sentence set
aside. The appeal is allowed.
tating attack of black band dis-
ease, white plague and other ail-
"It's one of the worst
we've ever seen in the Carib-
bean," said Dr. Mark Eakin, co-
ordinator of the U.S. National
Oceanic~ and Atmospheric
Administration's Coral Reef
Researchers are uncertain
how widespread the disease
outbreak is and they fear it
could get worse as the waters
warm again this summer. Some
preliminary observations in the
British Virgin Islands show
mortality of 20 per cent to 25
per cent, Eakin said.
In the U.S. Virgin Islands,
disease has killed some of the
slow-growing corals, like brain
and star corals, that build a
reef's foundation, said Jeff
Miller, a biologist with the Na-
tional Park Service.
"At one of the study sites
near St. John ... the preliminary
results show about a 30 per
cent loss of coral cover," he
The Caribbean contains two
of the longest reefs in the world
- the Belize reef, which ranks
behind only the Great Barrier
Reef, and the Florida Keys reef,
which stretches beyond the
length of the 110-mile island
Billy Causey, superintendent
of the Florida Keys National Ma-
rine Sanctuary, said bleaching was
less severe on the Keys reefs be-
cause the area was hit by a swarm
of hurricanes, which gain their
power by drawing energy from
Divers have seen some
plague and blac ba dtsas
caused less damage than on the
Caribbean reefs, he said.
While some scientists de-
cline to link record high water
temperatures to human-induced
go alr warm bee ys its f
good records from which to
draw conclusions, others are less
"I'm calling it heat stroke.
I'm calling it an underwater
nightmare," said marine pa-
thologist James Cervino, a pro-
fessor at Columbia and Pace
"If we don't control atmo-
spheric CO2, we're putting
the nail in the coffin right
ee,"he ssid Ym're goin
sick, sorry corals, trying to
By Jim Loney
MIAMI(Reuters) Deadly dis-
eases are attacking coral
reefs across the Caribbean
Sea after a massive surge of
coral bleaching last summer,
a two-pronged assault that
scientists say is one of the
worst threats to the region's
fragile undersea gardens.
The attack, which is killing
centuries-old corals, is the result
of unusually hot water across
the Caribbean region that some
scientists argue is a consequence
of global warming.
bla upl en tthh aw rec n
and weakened coral on
Australia's Great Barrier Reef,
the Caribbean epidemic has bi-
ologists fearing fgr the future of
the habitats that serve as
s smnnga ounds, numsren ,
lieve, alarm systems for the
health of the oceans.
A catastrophic loss of cor-
als, which grow in vivid colonies
often likened to flower gardens,
could be a body-blow to the
Caribbean islands' multibillion-
dollar tourism industry, which
sells scuba, snorkelling and fish-
ing along with sun and sand.
The unprecedented assault
started last summer with some
nf h cihoer iwahter te pera-
which caused coral to bleach
from Panama to the Virgin Is-
lands. Hot water stresses corals,
causing the tiny animals to ex-
pel their symbiotic algae, which
give corals their bright colours.
Scientists believe bleaching
weakens corals, leaving them
susceptible to disease. In some
Caribbean locations, 90 per cent
of corals were bleached, accord-
ing to reef monit ove fom
bleaching when the water cools
and the algae return to their
hosts. But last year's bleaching
event was followed by a devas-
DIVERS return to their boat during efforts to repair coral along
Mexico's Caribbean coast November 1,7, 2005. Deadly
diseases are attacking coral reefs across the Caribbean Sea
after a massive surge of coral bleaching last summer, a two-
pronged assault that scientists say is one c4 the( crst tr u s
to the region's fragile undersea gardn.(itr Ruz
I If a contributor has 760 contributions and is eligible for Old Age Pension
S(60 years), another contributor has 1200 contributions and another has 1
I contributions and each has attained the age of 60 yrs (pensionable), will
I pensioner receive the same amount of $ ~12,700.00?
I The computation of the Old Age pension is dependent on the number of
contributions and the average salary in the best 3 years of the last 5 yea
Worked before reaching the age 60 years. The total number of contribution
Provide a percentage to be used in the calculation where 750 contribution
guarantees 40% and every additional 50 contributions gives an addition
STherefore, the actual calculation can result in an amount that is less than
current rninimum Old Age Pension, in which case, the minimum pension 1
For example, if the contributor's average monthly salary is $23,000,
SWith 760 contributions, his calculated pension would be $9,200; with 120
I contributions, his calculated pension would be $11,270; with 1 500 contrib
his calculated pension would be $12,650. Since the current minimum p~en
Sis $12,700 and all these three rates fall below, all three persons would rec
Sthe minimum pension Of $12,700 ( Current Minimum Pension)
If the calculated rate is an amount above the minimum pension, then the
calculated rate would be paid.
Do you have a question on N.L.S ? Then writelc I~
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I am not imre I need answers, but I do kihow some comfort conceals it. ElIZabetl Bennet does the same. Both think they
would hqp. Fm trying to come to terms with the fact my are acting from the hst of motives, but their conspiracy of
daughter ~no longer wants me in her life. I will keep my door silence creates most of the problems in the book.
open, as she well knows, and nothing c~qxtaffect how much I People need to ~derstand that telling the truth is not the
love her. She will come to her own decision about what the same as telling tales. selling the truth is not gossip or calumny.
future means for her andfor me. i When you know ap~lumber is dishonest or unreliable, you
I had to love my daughter and granjdchildren enough to harm a friend by withholding that information. In the law it is
let them go. I considered it selfish of me~ to want to know the called withholding almaterial fact.
children so badly that my attempts to~ reconcile with their We once knew a woman who was thrown down a flight
mother only created trauma for them. I find peace in knowing of stairs by her husband. During the year it took to recover
in my absence my ex-husband's common law wife has from her injuries, she divorced him, but she thought it best
assumed the role of mother and grandmother. to conceal the reason from her: two young children. Today
I try not to be resentful that my ex-husband is allowed to her children blame her for breaking up the family.
be grandpa. His violence with me was the reason for my Just as people mistake truth-telling for telling tales, so
decision to raise the kids alone. So I'm trying to be grateful they often misunderstand the nature of forgiveness.
my constant encouragement to my children to forgive him Forgiveness means not holding hatred in your heart. It has
had a positive result. But every so often despair hits me and nothing to do with allowing someone to resume an
I sob for days. ~undeserved position in your life. Forgiveness is not a free
Why is there forgiveness for the mari who was violent, pass which allows someone to come back in your life to harm
but none tfor the woman who loved them enough to go it on you again.
her own for them? What happened feels so unjust. The world works far better when people are known for
who they are and bear the consequences of their actions.
WILMA That is justice the principle underlying every legal system -
and that is why what happened to you feels so unjust.
Wilma, in Jane Austin's novel 'Pride and Prejudice' Mr.
Darcy knows; what a scoundrel George Wickham is, but he WAYNE &r TAMARA
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AROAIMA MINING COMPANY (AMC)
The Privatisation Unit on behalf of AMC and NICIL invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local
and foreign parties interested in leasing and operating the Everton Bauxite Plant and installed facilities
The Everton Facilityi is located on the eastern bankt\of the Berbice: River. It is accessible by an all
weather road and is about 8 km (5 nItiles) from New\Amsterdam. The land area of the facility is 23
hectares (57 acres) and is annexed by an adjacent: vacant lot located to the south boundary called
"BELLE VUEI' (currently undeveloped). The said lot has an area of 2.8 hectares (7 acres). The facility
is relatively spacious, flat, well drained and is not affected by floods. Its internal and external functional
drainage network has been quite effective over the yhars.
The facility allow-s for :
1) WUharf Facilities for ocean going and smaller vessels (berthing length of 800 feet);
2) Equipment for loading and off loading ships/barges;
a Derrick;-buck~et capacity of 2.5 Metric Tonnes (MT) and a swing cycle of 35 seconds; -
b. Grab Crane-bucket capacity~ of 12 MT~and a cycle time of 55 seconds;
3) Warehousing facilities; cover d, dried product storage capacity of up to 45,000 MT of material and
4) Workshops wath machmmig equipment;
5) Dry~ing facilities with interco decting conveyor system to and fromkiryers and storage buildings;
6) Calemnation facilities (not currently functional but last used in 1998 ito calcmne bauxite material;
7) Generators to supply- power oii up to 1.2 MW and a well with related water treatment facilities of up to
300 gallminute of treated water;
8) Tw;o flat concrete office buildiglgs.
Based on the response to this EOI, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be finalised inviting parties to
submit their Technical and Financjial Proposals. The EOI should be placed in a sealed envelope and
delivered to the address below nollater than April '28, 2006 : :
The Executive Secretary & Head .
~126 Bar ack Street
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I met this yopng man while playing an online role-playing
game. After'months of playing well together the shard
was going to shut down. He and I were leaders of our
group, so we tested shards together to find another one
for our group.
By his mannerisms and maturity, I assumed he was
in his 30s at a minimum. He is intelligent, humorous,
has sex appeal, the whole package. He wants to
spend the rest of his life with me. We both agreed
to meet forT the first time in September when my
youngest iS off to college.
He doesn't care about our age difference and wants
to introduce this to his family as painlessly as possible.
Any suggestions? He's 18 and I'm 45.
Danelie, in the virtual world some people are
called grief players. Their play inflicts harm on
others. Don't become a grief player in the real world.
Aside from the inevitable disillusionment, there's
another principle at work here. Adults don't have sex
National Communications Network Inc. mnvites sealed
bids from eligible bidders for the
CONSTRUCTION OF A TRANSMITTER BUILDING AT
NCN, RICHMOND HILL, LINDEN.
Concrte B iding measuring 35' X 20' with 8'
elevation and fi re escape sta irway.
A copy of the drawing showing specifications of the
building can be uplifted from the Human Resources Officer
at NCN, Homestretch Avenue or the Coordinator at NCN,
Tenders must be submitted in separate sealed envelopes
marked "Tender for Transmitter Building" on the top right
hand corner of the envelope and addressed to:
The De uty Chief Executive Officer
National Communications Network Inc.
Tenders close on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 10:00 h.
NCI\1 reserves the right not to ac'cept driy terider or reject
any tender without stating a reason.
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0~n~ 000720 000 The Dentis Avse
Join in the discussion
The Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF)
provides a safe space for Guyanese
to talk about issues affecting them and
offer suggestions and
recommendations for improving race
and ethnic relations in Guyana.
Join inZ~the discussion
Saturday. April 22. 2006
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IIABITAT FZOR HUMANITY GUYANA INlC.
Habitat for Humanity Guyana Inc. is inviting suitably qualified contractors
to tender applications to execute construction and repairs of a number of
buildings, on the East Coast Demerara, West Bank Demerara, Linden,
East Bank Demerara, and Georgetown.
Works to be undertaken are:
.Construction and repair of buildings and infrastructure
Interested contractors must include in their "Expression of Interest"
List of equipment/machinery
Valid NIS and GRA Compliance
Listof manpower resources
Record of past performance of works completed with no less than
five(5) years experience
Locations contractors would wish to be pre qualified for.
Copy of valid Registration Certificate
Prequalifications must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the bidder and clearly marked "Pre qualification of
contractors-HFHG Inc. no later than Friday, May 12, 2006.
Envelopes should be addressed to the:
Habitat for Humanity Guyana Inc.
157 David Street, Subryanville
For further details please contact the Technical Coordinator on
telephone number 22-77103.
~dAn Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC)
~b~~MC3 project withz support of the UNDP
SIocial Cohzesion Programme
during the development of enamel formation and
Seen in populations where drinking water contains
more than 1ppm fluoride concentration. Fluorosis may be:
a) Simple fluorosis staining. Appears as brown
pigmentation on a smooth enamel surface.
b) Opaque fluorosis. Appears as flat gray or white
flecks on enamel surface.
c) Fluoride staining with pitting. Dark pigmentation
with surface defects.
These cases respond to vital tooth bleaching. If stains
are set deep into the tooth and are very opaque, then
bleaching should be followed by veneers.
3.Discolouration from pulp necrosis.
This responds well to non vital bleaching techniques,
From medication (formo cresol), silver amalgam etc.
5.Discolouration due to heredity and dental history.
People are genetically programmed to have lighter or
darker teeth, and are predisposed to respond more quickly
and severely to staining agents.
Dental caries is a primary cause of unattractive
pigmentation (opaque white halo or gray discolouratiojn.)
6.Discolouration due to aging
7. Discolouration from systemic conditions
Dentinogenesis imperfecta, jaundice. Bleaching
While the exact mechanism of bleaching tooth
structure has not been fully explained, the general
action of bleaches involves the breaking down of
unstable peroxides into highly unstable free
radicals. These free radicals then react with
organic pigmented molecules and through oxidation,
change the ring structures to unsaturated chains
which are further degraded to individual hydroxyl
Next week, I will continue this topic.
take a brief look at the causes of tooth discoloration,
They can be broadly classified into
I. Extrinsic stains.
II Intrinsic stains.
I. Extrinsic stains:
-The pellicle on the tooth surface gets easily stained
and may display many colours ranging from white to red
-Cigarette smoking produces yellowish brown to black
discoloration, usually in the cervical portion of the teeth,
primarily on the lingual surfaces.
-Tobacco chewing stains frequently penetrate the
enamel, producing a deeper stain.
Coffee and tea cause severe, tenacious discoloration's,
usually brown to black.
Extrinsic stains are usually removed during a standard
II. Intrinsic stains:
1.systemic origin AC~during odontogenic period may
2.local origin B>post eruptively
1. Tetracycline staining.
a) First degree tetracycline staining. Light yellow,
brown or gray uniformly distributed throughout the
crown, with no evident banding.
b) Second degree staining. Darker or gray uniform
staining, with no banding. *
c) Third degree staining. Dark gray or blue staining
with marked banding.
d) Fourth degree staining. These stains are too dark.
You may have to go for veneers to treat such cases.
2. Fluorosis staining.
It is caused due to excessive intake of fluoride
INTHE pursuit of looking good, man has
always tried to beautify his face. Since the
aignment and appearance of teeth
influence the personality, they have received
considerable attention. Most modern citizens
would prefer to have dazzling white teeth seen
on the magazine covers, television and movie
screen. A variety of tooth whitening options
are available today. They include over the
counter whitening systems, whitening tooth
paste, and the latest high tech option- laser
tooth whitening. Generally, peroxide is the
main chemical used in whitening agents.
Currently available tooth whitening options are:
1. Office bleaching procedures.
2. At-home bleaching kits.
3. Bonding A composite resin that is molded onto
the tooth to change its colour and to reshape it. The resin
material can stain and chip with the passage of time.
4. Porcelain veneers Shell like porcelain facings are
bonded onto stained teeth. They are used to whiten,
reshape, or lengthen teeth and require at least two
5. Whitening tooth pastes these effectively keep the
teeth cleaner and therefore looking whiter. Some of them
may be more abrasive than others. The stronger tooth
pastes rely more on abrasion to remove external stains
than changing the colour of teeth.
As the tooth bleaching continues to grow in
popularity, research continues into all types of bleaching
Before we go into the details of tooth whitening, let's
Please be warned that if a kite becomes entangled with any electric wire -:`9F
of post. LEAVE T!DO NOT MAKE ANY attempt to pull It down. For your orwn .f~y call the GPL
Emergency outpost In your area The telephone numbers are I~sted in the national telephone directory
and in the Easler Safety advertisements in the newspapers.
If perchance you happen to witness someone receiving electric shock as a result of a burst wires or
through a kite stnng or tall entangled on the power drstribution network call the National Emergency
Number 911 Immediately, rhen call the GPL Emergency center in your area Please do not make any
attempt to render assistance to the Injured person unless you are trained to do so
Always keep in mind that your personal safety and that of your family during this kite flying season
depend on how well you apply the safety precautions. Damage to GPL's networks as a result of
careless kite flying Is also a major ;n~-onvenience to every consumer. These damages. the repairs and
replacements every year cost the company millions of dollars.
So. on behalf of the managementl and staff of GPL I wish every Guyanese a safe and HAPPY
_ I___il ~_
s~atety!~precausans_ : g p .
Since GPL started campaigning. some years ago to ~skislize'
customers to the costs of careless kite flying, we have recorded a
nohceable reduction In tile number of deaths and serious e~alcidcty-
related injury to people. But, every year, GPL's technicianrs a sdH ct
faced with~ burnt transformers, burst wires, powver surges, reon of
damaged household appliances, and of course, aclaks ~for
compensation for damaruges. These incidents sormtimes. leary wh~ale
colmmunitics without power for lon~priods PC; oftime troill us~ijj~ i~e
Bharat Dindianl putlldon akiuw ndau~nsed maordamagetathedistribu~t~io ~E~~
Chanr Era urne~ Otfi,., t ag >
Thhlytar,4uer licus is on the prqi~feration of illegal wbires, naus!1 of whih ha~v~e~i
.Whie Shispsoblaemfets. the company~ and its day-~tuday oper~ations i ~at~air ~
f~lrtfI$ DAQNGRCIIT.D 'HILR FI F IN~iGTE~S
We urge :you siconsider the safety your1U chdldren. REMOiVEf THE ELECTRU~1~ I ~4biBla)i,
GRKRINDI Plase checL the tieldi and pastures In your area for electric wvin's putdsere llle qC~gpH;
t he~ciildren away frnm the likId ifyou knoH thatl UPPErea Irewrs pasing throu~hit!
Lt as very important that the chldrea know\ thery should not fly their knets on st~eressandhighw i~ers fa ae
aure electric w~er Remmd them that GE. much as dicy may lIke dleir kites. it is sher to walki-Pda e Atte
the tailorstrrng lranglet up wakrl the el~lecticarII diaribUttn ne'tu rirc Please let threm know hiow angeapeirr ir
istocdimnbpowrlrrpc lds. oreven chn~rbtnresdun~pou1~rr lines~pa~ssthernigh. ':-
in every par of the world whebre people II5 kires. they\ understlmd lhat kire` flying and electrical s dbt ~al
symbriotic. Ltc's aill cuntribue towards a1 nsfel and uneventfu~l kjr wie tang eaon hisbi yer~.
GPLw~ishes 1maHappy Euster
Firstly, kite flying ,e
~~ ~musI be done only 6 a ,
Godreycl Be~llampl 'n wide open
l~emukpearasll anage''I"\ l~rSr spaces e.g. fields,
pastures. play grounds
and parks. Never fly kiles along roads or highways, and
especially not close to any GPL Transmission and
Distribution network or equipment.
The sparks would ignite any FLAMMABLE material
-ijncluding your house.
There would be a massive power surge before or just as
the wire breaks.
The power surge would certainly damage your electrical
electronic app lances.
The power surge would cause serious damage to the nearby
transformer and throw your entire neighbournood in a lengthy
FLY KITES away from the power distribution network for your own safety.
C~xiS -=611~ ~s~
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ANYONE who is touched or lashed with the pitching
wire would be electrocuted immediately.
Te spta~rks pitch further and would burn anyone
WALK AWAY '
Sunday Chronicle April 16, 2006
appeared in essential anthologies like the PENGUIN BOOK OF
CARIBBEAN SHORT STORIES and the FABER BOOK OF
WEST INDIAN STORIES.
Apart from his own writing, he was responsible~for the
publication of numerous books which he edited, co-edited or helped
to compile. He edited the book, AJS at 70, a tribute to A. J. Seymour.
He co-edited Martin Carter's SELECTED POEMS and THE
HEINEMANN BOOK OF CARIBBEAN POETRY IN ENGLISH
with Stewart Brown. He helped to compile and edit THEY CAME
IN SHIPS, an anthology of Guyanese East Indian Writings, with
Lloyd Searwar, Laxhmi Kallicharan, and Joel Benjamin.
Between 1987 and 1992, he was Chairman of Demerara
Publishers Limited, Georgetown, Guyana, which produced and
printed books by Guyanese.
He is the current editor of the literary journal KYK-OVER-AL
which was started by A. J. Seymour in 1945. He has written a
weekly column 'lan on Sunday' for the Stabrock News since the
newspaper started publication in 1986 and his thoughts on cricket
are well respected in the region.
He is editing jointly with Stewart Brown a book of poems by
Martin Carter to be published in August thiis year by Macmillan
and is also helping to compile and edit an anthology of West Indian
cricket writing in time for 2007 Cricket World Cup.
He is married to Mary Callender and they have two sons, Jamie
and Darren. McDonald has a son, Keith, from a previous marriage.
A large percentage of the poems in his prize-winning book,
BETWEEN SILENCE AND SILENCE, is devoted to the family -
And he's still going strong, serving Guyana, the Caribbean
and the wider international community.
* Material supplied by 'lan McDonald
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065
or email: oraltradition2002@yaho~o.com
by Petamber Persand
IN NOVEMBER 1997, the University of the West Indies awarded
him the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition
of his services to Caribbean sugar, sport and literature.
In 1986, he received a Guyana National Award, the Golden
Arrow of Achievement.
In 1992, he won the Guyana Prize for Literature for Best Book
of Poetry with the collection, ESSEQUIBO, and repeated that feat
in 2004, this time with the book, BETWEEN SILENCE AND
SILENCE. In 1991, he was awarded THE CARIBBEAN
WRITER'S Prize for Poetry. He won the ~Royal Society, of
Literature Prize for best regional novel with his first and only novel,
THE HUMMING-BIRD TREE. He has been a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Literature (FITSL) since 1970.
Trinidadian by birth, Guyanese by adoption, he describes
himself as West Indian by conviction. He is Dr. Ian Archie
McDonald, born in Trinidad in the year 1933 with ancestral links
to Antigua and St. Kitts. His father, John Archie McDonald, was
born in St. Kitts and his mother, Thelma McDonald (nee Seheult)
was born in St. Augustine, Trinidad.. a I y~
McDonald received his secondary educationatQuesRal
College in Port-of-Spain. Here he showed a penchant for History,
and English, going on to obtain distinction in both subjects. in the
Higher School Certificate. Later, 1951 1955, he read History at
Cambridge University securing a B.A. degree with honours.
In 1955, he came to British Guiana with the Booker Group of
Companies. He has lived and worked in Guyana ever since,
frequently retreating into the Essequibo for relaxation and finding,
as he says, a continual source of beauty and peace in the garden
which his wife, Mary, has created over the years.
Poet, playwright, novelist, editor, book publisher, sportsman,
business executive, columnist, McDonald seems to have the right
words ahd moves to suit each occasion.
As well as a lengthy career in the sugar industry, he holds
directorship in the Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company, the Mercy
Hospital, the Institute of Private Enterprise Development, and the
Theatre Company of Guyana. He was a member of the first
Management Committee of the Guyana Prize for Literature, and
was the Regional Chairman (Canada and the Caribbean) on the panel
of judges for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1991. Between
1990 and 1995, he was a member of the Guyana Book Foundation.
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Gallery, Castellani House.
In 2005, he celebrated fifty years of service in the sugar industry,
rising to Administrative Director with Bookers, going on to hold
the position of Director of Marketing and Administration with the
Guyana Sugar Corporation when Bookers was nationalised in 1976
until he retired from the new entity in 1999. McDonald also held
the position of Chairman of Marketing of ~the Sugar Association of
the Caribbean from 1990 1999. He's presently the Chief Executive
Officer of the Sugar Association of the Caribbean.
As a sportsman, McDonald played tennis at Wimbledon in the
1950s (the only player from Trinidad or from Guyana so far to do
so). From 1956 to the early 1970s, he was a champion of Guyana
and captained the Guyana Lawn Tennis team. In 1957, he was
Guyana's 'sportsman of the year' with George DePeana. He has -
also represented Guyana in squash. He played in the West Indies
first ever Davis Cup team in 1953 and in the 1950s and 1960s,
captained the West Indies Davis Cup team in international tennis
matches around the world,
His love for literature and writing manifested itself very early
in life when his first poems were published in 1950. His first
collection of poems, SELECTED POEMS, was published locally,
Georgetown, Guyana, 1983.
.His first novel, THE HUMMING-BIRD TREE, was first
published in 1969 by Heineman and recently re-issued in a new
edition by Macniillan. It has been widely used as a textbook in schools
in the region and abroad and was made into a BBClilm in 1992.
His first play, THE TRAMPLINGI MAN, was produced at
the Theatre Guild in Guyana in 1969. Since then, it has been staged
throughout the West Indies and in London.
McDonald is the' author of four other collections of poem,
MERCY WARD, ESSEQUIBO, JAFFO THE CALYPSONIAN and
BETWEEN SILENCE AND SILENCE. His poetry has appeared
in journals and anthologies of the region, Britain and North America
and is studied in schools of the region.
His short stories, which first surfaced in KYK-OVER-AL, have
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By Neil Marks
THE PAKARAIMAS speak of the legendary Old Kai whose
name identifies Kaieteur Falls. Here, the great Makanaima
breathes life for his mountain people,. said to be the most pro-
lific at living in the jungle. And then, there is the mystery of
the contradictory powers of the medicinal Piaiman and the
However, and perhaps more significantly, the Pakaraimas also
speak of the Patamuna people, whose traditional way of life now
borders on extinction.
"It's glaring," says Desrey Caesar-Fox, curator of the Walter Roth
Museum of Anthropology, of the loss of the Patamuna culture.
"Sure it makes me sad, because you don't get the essence of
who you are," laments Tony Melville, a Patamuna, who has been
chief of his village Chenapau, and chief of chiefs for the villages of
The Patamunas, like the Akawaios, have little written in history
about them. The 19th century European explorer, William Hillhouse,
is among the first believed to have spotted them, recognizing them
a Th ym arkn en archaeologically from pottery collections in the
Yawong Valley and the upper Siparumi River. These collections sug-
gest an affiliation with Akawaio groups. The burial urn, guarded by
a serpent, is a characteristic artifact of Patamuna pottery.
The Pakaraimas, interestingly, means "really huge testicles." Dr.
Fox, who is also Coordinator of the Amerindian Research Unit at
the University of Guyana, jokes that you could put it as "XXX
Believed to have been formed 300 million years ago, the
Pakaraimas have unique fauna and flora consisting of grasses, bushes,
flowers, insects, and small amphibians
The largest of Guyana's three geographical regions is the interior
highlands, a series of plateaus, flat-topped mountains, and savannahs
that extend from the white sand belt to the country's southern bor-
ders. The Pakaraima mountains dominate the western part of the
interior highlands. In this region are found some of the oldest sedi-
mentary rocks in the Western Hemisphere.
On v =:=:= o h o fmu aau soi i h end of
Bill Pilgrim's legend is that an old Patamuna man named Kai chose
not to be a burden to his people in his old age and asked his people
in desperation to sacrifice him over the 741 feet waterfall. He saw
this as an act of freeing his people from all the had times they were
His people thus said a haunting goodbye and pushed Kai over
the falls that is today described as 'Kai's mountain house', meaning
Kaieteur Falls is considered the crown jewel of Guyana's tour-
To the present time, Dr. Fox says, the Patamunas still believe
that Old Kai lives within the huge cave over which the falls cascade.
The mist emanating from the falls is sometimes explained as the
smoke from which Old Kai is cooking his food. The belief is that
Old Kai still lives and is happier where he is;
"'It was this belief that made K~aieteur a special spiritual
place for the Patamuna people and is therefore their spiritual
shrine," Dr. Fox explains.
She believes too this has been their mainstay long before British
geologist Charles Barrington Browne was said to have discov-
ered the Falls in 1870.
There are many other stories associated with the legend of
Kaieteur. There is one which talks about the last two extinct tribes
of Guyana, the Parguaza and the Amacao, who reportedly commit-
ted mass suicide by leaping over the cliffs above Kaieteur because
an oracle proved false. And there is but another that tells of Kaieteur
Falls, being named for a long-gone Patamunas chief who, by legend,
paddled himself in a dugout over the scarp to win the favour
of the gods in a war against the fero-
As Dr. Fox posits, we will never
know which one of the varying leg
ends of Kaieteur is true. The plaice
to look for the history lies withl the
Patamuna people. However, thi~r -.
own identity is now bjrds! -=
recognisable among the present g<:n- '~
Before the fourth Pakarslm^ l
Mountain safari revved off, m: ~...wn ;iIBiD
curiosity was that of meeting the
Patamnuna people, one of the la t nnlre -=:
remaining tribes of Amerindinn- ,1 V
Guyana. fbI~~r traditional dress Iher r
body markings (or what we call 1.r-
toos), their revered Pial man, andJ .Il
beit hesitantly, the Kanaima, .* sr
registered in my mind. :~~s
I first got a hint that none If
what I expected to discover \\ aid J
materialise at the M~orabaikoe r.rek.
where the team from the~ 16-1.fi:ile
safari camped for rie n~ight
As he timlened his hamme, 1.L rOpe
to retire for thle night, Chairman of Re-
gion Eight, Senor Bell, soundedj the alarm. Patamunals were
becoming more and more iihterested in the coastianid way of life.
When Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Harripersaud Nokta commissioned the safari team across the Echilibar
River crossing from Region Nine into Region Eight, therefore, the
Pakaraimas beckoned a different invitation. To me, it was a call to
see how its people had changed.
At Bamboo Creek, even the welcome was tainted. The
Amerindians traditionally serve drink, in this case, mango drink. Ev-
eryone is expected to sip from the same portion as a friendship ges-
ture. However, it was not served in the customary calabash, it was
The Patamunas no longer cling to their culture and Dr. Fox be-
lieves this is because the spirituality of these "people of the sky"
was uprooted by Christian missionaries.
"It's glaring. The root of our culture, our spirituality, was cut
down very early by the Christian invasion," Fox declares.
Before, the missionaries, ~the Patamunas practised a nature reli
gion of sorts. They belie id in strong contact with the environment,
'"We actually lived in an environment where we abided by the
rules of nature. We respected the environment and it somehow re-
spected us," she says.
That bonding with thle forest and mountains meant there were
rules and regulations that governed their way of life.
Before gomng mnto a forest, it was customary to chant a prayer,
more or less a password, to appease the spirits for passing through
their territory. If not, problems could arise.
'T~ou could get lost in the forest, You would go hunting and
get no game. You could get into an accident," Dr. Fox explains.
And once into the forest, there were rules to follow.
"You shouldn't be 1pughing and screaming aloud. If you cook
food with pepper, you don't throw it mn the water. You don't uri-
nate in the water in these areas," Dr. Fox informs. This, however,
has changed completely.
"Some people don't even know that this existed," she asserts.
Among the natures giants that was revered by the Patamunas is
the sun. They called him Father Sun, portraying him as the very
source of vitality, and of life itself
In fact, the way the Patamunas and other Amerindians built thek
houses represented the spiritual value they placed on the sun. But
even this aspect of their life has been transformed.
The benab houses that are representative of Amerindian dwell-
ings, usually allowed a sun roof, mn that, a small portion of the dome
roof would be exposed to allow the sun to shine through into the
house. That part of the house where the sun penetrated was be-
lieved be to be sacred ground. In fact, the whole idea of building a
house was of deep spiritual significance.
One such significance is of it being a fertility symbol, a bod3
The dome, or cone shape of the house signifies the vagina of the
female and the centre pole that keeps it up portrays the male phallic
Dr. Fox agrees, saying this signifies continuity of life basically.
"Of course, it doesn't happen like that now because they don'
live in houses like that anymore," she quickly
adds. The Amerindians now build
some of their houses coartiand-
style, abandoning the benab srvle.
Guyn' tioi cimalr e e wmn
wore bead aprons, made out of seeds, just
to cover the front, and. In the initial stages,
wore nothing anything at all.
imporat If 'tbe ptno asIs clede o-
d y, isap midp oey. you al dn'
too craze, you couldn't just waroo your body
will thig had a meaning. Certain groups
had distinct markings." Dr Fox says.
earheool~d thwoman In Chen pau ied two
eousthat she was a br eerie Sh edould make
In a similar vein, differeznt markmgs
meant different things, and the men
were known to dress more elabo-
rtel me onc ome da 'penis sheet', "so if you go fishing or hunt
ing, or running around the place you would not get injured," Dr. Fo
"I doesn't happen anymore. They know how to do it. We still
know older people who know certain things, but we have to ac
q ickly before they die out," she adds.
uApart from the penis sheet, males wore beaded aprons ame
donned an Awino, a special upper body crossing, designed in an X
shape. It was a macho thing to be dressed like that. Added to tha
were the cacique crown, arm and anklet bands and special feathe.
across the nose.
The females just wore beaded aprons to cover the front.
"I laugh today because people are so fond of thongs, bu
that is what Amerindian women used to wear," Dr. Fox says
Added to that, the women painted their bodies.
Consistent too with the way of dressing were distinct hairstyles
for both the males and the females.
However, the Pataumas and most other Amerindian groups d<
not dress traditionally anymore.
Melville speaks of the people of Monkey Creek, situated withiis
the village of Kaibarupai, 50 miles from Orinduik, who try very hane
to preserve their culture. He says there the older people still wea
traditional loin cloth.
He remembers back in 2001, when he was head captain, receive
ing a lot of complaints that Christians had tried to move in and wen
condemning the people for their way of life and inferring that thel
are "punishing" because their culture was not right.
Tony says he wrote the authorities in Georgetown to register
the concerns of the people
"At Monkey Creek, they perhaps still hold the cream of tradi
tional knowledge," he says.
Dr. Fox contends that Christianity shares majority blame for the
loss of Amerindian culture.
"They were told they look like animals. Christianity told then
that this kind of living is not good, its paganism. So they brought
them clothes and groomed their hair, gave them shoes to wear. The:
really said it was not good, they were told you look like savages,
Dr. Fox asserts.
Why were the Amerindians brainwashed?.
DRYING cassava bread
on a roohtop at Yurong
Paru. (safari 002)
A tribe clings to its langurtage fo,
loose the language in small populations," she ruggest-r.
"Sure it makes me sad, because you don't get the essence of
who you are," Melville says of his lack of ability to communicate
fully in his own language.
"People say times change, but in the Pakaraimas, you see beauty
and life. You know you can live with nature, animals, water, but
because of losing your language, you loose what your real traditional
culture is. You must feel sad," he says.
Tony says he cannot speak fluently in his native Patamuna lan-
guage, but he can understand when he hears his elders speak.
'But you feel sad when you can't rattle and prattle like they
do," he says.
Melville wants to see action fast to preserve the Patamuna
tongue. He would like to see something similar to what is happening
in the Rupununi region, where Makushi is being taught in schools.
He feels the Government should play the most important role
in this preservation.
Christians are now translating the Bible from English to Patamuna.
Melville doesn't like that.
As the safari team passed through somne Patamuna villages, there
is evidence of houses burnt to the groun~d. Safari leader Frank Singh
informs ~that it is a custom when someone dies for the house to be
bumnt to the ground.
"They believe that if you burn the house, you let the spirit of
the' person go in peace," Dr. Fox adds.<
owa house iobrut halong wt ealb eser sigl tngo dh prs
around. The custom applies to the death of anyone, young or old,
malevo e this practice too is facing extinction. With
thatched roofs and mud houses, it was no big deal to observe
this ritual, but now Dr. Fox points out some Amerindians build
wooden houses, so they don't burn it down, they just move out
andMe be71Mheeroh Arindian new to me was that some of them
do not like to have their picture taken, because they feel you could
trap their spirit when you do that. This became clear at Karukubaru,
the highest point we would reach in the safari, 3, 000 feet up in the
mou e ofthem literally ran away when I attempted to take a pic-
ture of them sitting under their thatched roofed houses. They see it
as spiritually detrimental. But not all Amerindians believe that and
the majority are all the more too happy to have their photograph
taken, and especially when they could see it night away from the
digit~I cameras that almost all the adventurers possessed.
"Because they were told they can't go to heaven like that-
Amerindian culture was outlawed and is still outlawed in some com-
munities like Waramadong and Kako. Everybody ise now Seventh
Day Adventists. You can't have medicine man in the villages to cure
people that's being sinful," she contends-
"The Wai Wais were thought to be the most unadulterated group.
That is not so. I was there last October. Wai Wais are Christian breth-
ren. They dress like you and I. These were the people who dressed
the way you see
them in pic-
i` no longer
SAPLINIG cs iri. Note it's
"When we asked them why they cut their hair and so, they said
the. missionaries told them it was not good, they have to stop doing
thahe sas the only time they do that now is on holidays, when
they; keep people out of their community to practice their traditions.
"Imagine that, now they have to hide to do that!"
"They were totally brainwashed. It is a case of a dominant cul-
ture wiping out the culture of other people. They say if you do this
and do that, you would be accepted as normal people. That has not
happened," Dr. Fox says.
"No matter how high and low you climb, you are still an
Amerindian. In the eyes of people, you are still an Amerindian. And
the kind of ways in which they define you and look at you, it's still
the same way. It doesn't matter if you have a Doctorate behind your
name, the discrimination continues, I'm sorry to say, but it happens,"
Dr. Fox posits-
The Patamuna language is the most dominant element of their
original way of life that remains, but this too is being tainted by the
"~That is why we are still Amerindians. Language is something
that defines people. That is the saviour to us. Through your lan-
guage you can express and interpret your world. That is the element
of our culture that we have retained in some instances that has kept
us," Dr. Fox asserts.
"We speak our language, it's part of our idemrity, it's who we
are as against other people. It has kept us as a people." she adds.
It is common to hear Patamuna people speak their own language.
But it is being changed a little bit, with English slowly keeping in.
"Th~at is the first indication towards language deathl," Dr. F~ox
She says part of the problem may be that native Ameirindian
language is not used as medium for instruction in schools.
"'It is something we should seriously look at or else- we would
A Patamuna woman with Warishee atop a mountain in the
Pakaraimas. (old lady)
However, he soon discovered that discussions about violence are
surrounded by taboos. "Our attitude and knowledge about violenop
are where they were about sex, thirty to forty years ago," he says.j
Indeed, Whitehead's new book, 'Dark Shamans: Kanaimb and thpe
Poetics of Violent Death', contains descriptions of Kanaima horrep-:
dous enough to be taboo in many publications. This story, too, avoids~
some of the harsher details, but interested readers can consult the
book for more explicit descriptions.
Kanaimas, Whitehead learned. usual]_ didn't immedia~rle luH
their victims, preferring to first ma~im and Inumldale by breai~ng vtc-
tims' fingers or dislocating their ne~ckj. After the victim e~ndured a
few months or years of pain, the Kanaimaj would mount a fero_
cious killing attack, piercing the 1 ictimn's tongue with snake fangs,
mutilating the mouth and anus with sharp objects, and insertmng toxic
plants into the anus.
"The sheer violence of the attack,": Whitehead says, "is meant
to drive out the life force of the person Even witlh medical treat
ment, victims die an excruciating, lingering death.
The professor and his Patamuna associates entered a cave that-
held a solitary, ceramic urn containing several old bones. The Palamuna
treated the urn with awe, and refused to touch it. Whitehead, how--
ever, not only moved the urn to take a photo, but also removed onel
of the bones. That action, as it turned out, sealed tus fate, guarantee-
ing that he would soon have a deeply personal interest to Kanatma.
The Patamuna interpreted Wibltehead's behaviour as an an-
nouncement that he was either a Kanaima himself or one of their
enemies. His actions, he believes. motiv'ated his new enenuesl prt
sumablydre te b Kananms c t piso usim ncou t ianten to
polished through their knowledge of natural poisons. Instenld, he be-
lieves, their goal was to threaten him about being too no'st.
The attack, delivered in the form of a meal, caused se en al w eqkcs
of serious gastrointestinal problems. H~e revisited the area ..ikiqg
with the families of victims and buying interviews with a fe w
who claimed to be Kanaimas. The work culminated with rhe p
cation of the chilling account of 'Dark Shamans'.
Dr. Fox says the Kanaimas were essential to Amerindlaan <
communities. They were the elite force to wipe out the enem;,
"However, with the whole idea of Christianity, the w ho-~le
o aga wn negon, h asHowever, Dr. Fox notes it is the only aspect of the Amn
culture that has not been infiltrated by anything else because *
are so scared to investigate, letting it remain mysterious; But1 sh
warns it is not mambo jumbo. She likes to call it "a bod! 17: haghtl
She herself investigated the Kanaima for her university ai -
sertation. According to her, when a Kanaima kills, they :Itack:
the two ways of how energy is distributed in body: through your
mouth and anus.
When they attack they slit under your tongue because you? might
have seen or known the killer, she says. Even if they don't do; that
and you can talk you would never be able to say who exactly diid it.
"They mess with your mind." she says. If they have targeted
you, she says, they will lure you.
"They hit you with their hand behind your neck, break i:p your
bones, slit your throat, pull out your rectum and put in a pice of
wood and then feed you with all kinds of herbs. You get fever. hallu-
cinations, vomit blood. You die in three days," D~r. Fox explai;:s.
With Christianity, thankfully or not, the Kanaimas are; -owly
disappearing. Christian missionaries taught the Amerindianz a;;t the
practice was evil and they would not win favour with the _g::
"When the Christians came, they realised this could tamlp. with
spreading their message, and they started converting people," :i-t e!ville
However, he knows of some Kanaimlas existing now ano; some:
of those who have passed it on to their children.
Given its highly spiritualistic` complex, he estimates that ;r rakes
somne 15 years for a grandmaster to paisi on the knowledyF 1. his
The Patarounas believed inl thei powuer of their Pial iaun to
Pci~:le turn to pay: XII:
The Kanaima is the most dreaded of what outsiders believed to
be Amerindian folklore. However. it is not a legend, attests Dr. Fox.
They really still exist, mutilating and poisoning their victims as part
of gruesome and highly ritualised murders. She describes them as
belonging to a sacred society, more like a killer cult, targeting their
University of Wisconsin anthropologist Neil Whitehead never
intended to study them until they came after him.
In the early 1990s, when Whitehead first travelled to Guyana'
he had no interest in hearing about such stomach-turning practices,
just to catalogue artifacts and sites of anthropological interest. On
the first days of that research trip, Whitehead unknowingly triggered
the ire of one or more Kanaimas. That, he believes, incited them to
poison him, ultimately pushing him to understand what had hap-
And so, a few years later, Wihitehead sat surrounded by men
who presented him with a dilemma one we might call an "invita-
tion problem." As a rule. anthropologists try to immerse themselves
in the cultures they study, and living among even workmig with -
research subjects is a consecrated I~hai
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through the Regions.
First, it was a rough pathway traversed only by two trac-
tors and trailers. In December 2000, monies were made avail-
able to complete the last portion from Morabaiko, creek in Re-
gion Nine, to its last village Young Peru.
As a result, the safari was able tot travel from Karasabai in
Region Nine to Orinduik in Region Eight
Minister of Local Government Harripersand Nokrta answers
the question of why a safari, by noting that it provides the op-
portunities for coastianders to learn more about the way of life
and the difficulties of the people. He says it is a way of pro-
moting tourism and of garnering income for the communities.
More than that, he sees greater potential for agricultural de-
velopment in the interior and opportunities for scientific re-
He feels with the road opened up, the Amerindians could
have easier access to their land and it could also spur competi-
tion among those who sell goods from the coastland at exorbi-
In terms of agriculture, Minister Nokta says the soil
could provide yields of white potatoes, onion, garlic, teas
and grapes because of the temperate climate and natural
With the coastland under threat to globd! warming and floods
common, he seps an economic and social shift to the interior as
an alternative that has to be seriously looked at.
Melville knows of the benefits of the road, but he is fearful
of the adverse effects it could have.
"Tourism can be good and it can be detrimental also. Some
people do~x't have the same respect for environment and what
remains of the customs of our people," he says. Then there are
Other negative consequences that could follow, he worries.
Melville and Dr. Fox fear that soon the traditions of the
Patamunas would be just a past-time for these people.
So if you go on the next safari to the Pakaraimas and
you see the Patamunas perform their Humming Bird or
Parishara dances, know you are getting a hint that they
yearn for their culture to stay alive. What remains of it,
Pakaraimas, he notices more patches of land being cleared.
"The power saw makes work lighter, but it also clears away
land much faster, and destroys the environment. Our leaders
have to be more conscious," he says.
"O~ur actions now must be on answering this question
first: If we do this, what will happen thirty, forty years
The safari to the Pakaraimas was made possible because of
the completion of the road to Orinduik.
Roads linking the villages of Region Eight from Maikwak
to Monkey Mountain never existed. Similarly, there were no
access roads from Karasabai to Yurong Paru in Region Nine.
The villages of the Pakaraimas were landlocked and the easy
way to commute was by air.
The Patamunas and the Makushis (who inhabit but three
of the villages in the Pakaraimas) traverse these mountains, riv-
ers and plains for days and sometimes weeks to possible mar-
Men and women have no choice but to carry their belong-
ings in traditional Warishees slung across their backs and tied
to their foreheads.
It is said that these people, who primarily engage in farm-
ing, hunting and fishing, suffered social and economic stagna-
tion due to a lack of market for their produce. They live and
survive by eking out their own subsistence.
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use his spiritual art to ward off attack, by the K~anaima'
but they, too, are now in short supply.
With the Patamuna culture and that of other Amerindian
tribes disappearing, is there hope of its revival? Dr. Fox feels
so. So does Tony Melville.
"We believe in a circle of life and maybe we were caught in
the middle, searching for identity. I know now the whole world
is looking back at the indigenous world to learn something," Dr.
"I believe you take five generations to loose your culture
and 25 years to retain it. We are about three and a half genera-
tions into losing our culture; it is now virtually extinct," Melville
He feels leaders in the communities have a major role to
play in preserving Amerindian culture.
With the Pakaraimas becoming more and more opened up,
the cultures of the Patamunas can disappear even faster.
'"The Patamunas always respect their environment. They
wouldn't destroy their environment, knowing they have to live
with it. But now, they are seeing modernised equipment, like
power saws. Now, they want to cut bigger farms," he says.
He is now into tour guiding and when he flies across the
THE Ethiopian fossil 'Lucy' is displayed at the Ethiopian
National Museum, Addis Ababa, in this 2000 file photo. A
hominid skull discovered near Gawis, Ethiopia a city
located near where 'Lucy' was discovered could fill the
gap in the search for the origins of the human race, a
scientist said on Friday. (Antony Njuguna/Reuters)
eight individuals include the larg- sils, the scientists discovered
est hominid canine found so far, hundreds of remains of pigs,
the earliest known thigh bone of birds, rodents and monkeys as
the species and hand and foot well as hyenas and big cats
bones. which gave them an idea of the
The finding also extends habitat in which they existed.
the range of Au. anamensis "Here, 1in a single
in Ethiopia. Previous remains Ethiopian valley, we have
of the species were found in nearly a mile-thick stack
K~enya. of superimposed sediments
White said the large teeth and twelve horizons yield-
suggest the hominid was able to ing hominid fossils. These
eat fibrous foods and roots, discoveries confirm the
compared to earlier species of Middle Awash study area
Ardipithecus that had smaller as the world's best window
teeth which restricted their diet. on human evolution,"
Along with the hominid fos- White added.
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By Patricia Reaney
LONDON (Reuters) An in-
ternational team of scientists
have discovered 4.1 million
year old fossils in eastern
Ethiopia that fill a missing
gap in human evolution.
The teeth and bones belong
to a primitive species of
Australopithecus known as Au.
anamensis, an ape-man creature
that walked on two legs.
The Australopithecus genus
is thought to be an ancestor of
modern humans. Seven separate
species have been named. Au.
anamensis is the most primi-
"This new discovery closes
the gap between the fully blown
Australopithecines and earlier
forms we call Ardipithecus,"
said Tim White, a leader of the
team from the University of
"We now know where
Australopithecus came from be-
fore four million years ago."'
Found and analysed by
scientists from the United
St:'::', Ethopisa, apan and
earthed in the Middle Awash
area in the Afar desert of
nohesaroea, sut 1lb mH e
the most continuous record of
human evolution, according to
The remains of the hominid
that had a small brain, big teeth
and walked on two legs, fits into
the one million-year gap be-
tween the earlier Ardipithecus
and Australopithecus afarensis
which includes the famous fos-
sil skeleton known as Lucy,
which lived between 3.6 and 3.3
million years ago and was found
"It is fair to say that some
species of Ardipithecus gave
rise to Australopithecus," said
White, who reported the discov-
ery in the journal Nature.
The fossils from about
fill gap in early
Michael Jackson said near ILIILI
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of loans would require him a tortion and false imprisonment.
some point in the future to of- He was cleared on all counts.
fer Sony Corp part of hiS in- SONY DEAL
terest in a song catalogue that Jackson bought the ATV
includes many pf The B3e ties catalog, which included more
best-knlown songaJcs.n wh wa than 200 songs written by mem-
Jacson wo ws lebedbers of The Beatles, for $48 mil-
last June of criminal charges of lion in 1985. He caused some
sexually abusing young boy at controversy when he subse-
his Neverland Valley Ra ch, has quently licensed their 1968 song
sperit much of his time s nce the 'Revolution' to a Nike commer-
ProseutorSsaserte uring caIn 1995, Sony and Jackson
Jackson's child moliesta~iqn trial formed a joint venture combin-
the pop singer was in rean g Sony Music Publishing and
ous financial shape due to the ATV Music Publishing cata-
mounting debts. i logue, which also includes thou-
He narrowly escal ed le- sands more songs by the likes
gal~action by the state of Call- of Little Richard, Bob Dylan
fornia earlier this year for and Elvis Presley.
failing to pay employees.at Music publishing is one of
hIs ranch. Californiai's labor the most lucrative areas in the
commissioner h'ad fined music industry and involves the
Jackson $100,000 and threat- exploitation of song copyrights.
ened to sue the 47-year-old A copyright owner receives roy-
entertainer unless he made alties each time a song is broad-
good on at least $306,000 in cast or performed. Fees also ac-
back wages dating to Decem- crue if the song is recorded or
ber. He paid the salaries last licensed, say, for an advertise-
The former child star who According to The New
became one of the biggest pop York Times, under the plan be-
stars in the world, selling an es- ing discussed, Jackson would
timated 300 million albums, had agree to provide Sony with an
been increasingly under scrutiny option to buy about 25 per cent
even before the trial as media at- of the catalogue, or half of his
tention turned to his eccentric stake, at a set price.
lifestyle and dramatic changes in The paper said Jackson
his physical appearance. had used his stake in the
The trial was an interna- catalogue as collateral for
tional media circus with Jackson about $270 million in loans
facing nearly two decades in that were sold last year to a
prison if convicted of 10 counts New York-based investment
of lewd acts with a child, giving company. The paper said the
a minor alcohol and conspiring entire catalogue is valued at
to commit child abduction, ex- about $1 billion.
By Claudia Parsors
NEW YORK( (Reuters)
Michael Jackson is close to a
deal that would help him to
avert bakotyby refinaanc-
selling pait of his interest in
scores of hits by The Beatles,
The New Yoa Tunes said on
The paper, citing people
briefed on the plan, said the on-
going negotiations to refinance
hundreds:of millions of dollars
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Jackson looks at his fans
in Santa Maria, Califomnia,
in this March 29, 2005 file
photo. Jackson is close to
a deal that would help him
to avert bankruptcy by
refinancing hundreds of
millions of dollars in loans,
the New York Times said
on Thursday. (Phil Klein/
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By Gina Serpe
E!Online -Forget that 'Papa Don't Preach' stuff what papa
really shouldn't be doing is spilling fanuly secrets to the
John Ritchie, dad to Guy and father-in-law to Madonna,
says in an interview with the British magazine Closer published
last Tuesday that the supier-couple's relationship has been on
the rocks and they are working to salvage their marriage.
SThe elder Ritchie, 76, says his son's family relocated to Los
Angeles in February in a last-ditch effort to stay together.
"L.A. seems to have helped them," the retired director told
the magazine. "It's easier for them out there because there is
less pressure. They seem to have left the bumps they were having
over here behind them.
"You can never know that things will work, but they do
seem to be fitting into each other more."
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Tabloids have also reported Guy Ritchie's stint at house-
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Madonna's latest project, the chart-topping 'Confessions on a
Dancefloor', was a worldwide success, while Richie's latest
project, the roundly panned film 'Revolver', tanked.
last's y areer is not ging wdl," John Ritchitehsaid 'His
lives he has it in him. He has two more movies in mind to
write and he's hoping to get them done in L.A.
"It doesn't bother him that Madonna is so successful, but
obviously he wants to be successful himself."
g hen rove wevr rem to be working, per the intelli-
'"They have put everything behind them," he said. "They're
able to go home at night and be together.
The elder Ritchie says his son, 37, and Madonna, 47, are
spending more time together as a family with their two chil-
dren, Lourdes, nine, and Rocco, five.
"They both want to see the children," he continued.
"For Guy and Madonna, their relationship is all about the
children now. The kids are really important and the focal
point of their relationship...It's the children that will keep
them together. The children are everything to them."
Whatever the problems, the couple doesn't have much more
time to try and resolve them. Madonna kicks off the U.S. leg
of her Confessions tour in Los Angeles May 21.
"I hope that they still love each othei," John Richie
said. "But to be honest, I just don't know that they do."
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Ir of te day and m~ore: thane: five
hundred of its members at-
tended "teach-mns" at universi-
ties or made speeches about
saving the environment.
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Please see page XVIII
cided to have a special day to
teach everyone about the things
that needed changing in our en-
vironment. He wrote letters to
all of the colleges and put a spe-
cial article in Scholastic Maga-
zine to tell them about the spe-
cial day he had planned. (Most
of the schools got this magazine
and he knew that children
would help him.)
On April 22, 20 million
Americans took to the streets,
parks, and auditoriums to dem-
onstrate for a healthy, sustain-
able environment. Denis Hayes,
the national coordinator, and his
youthful staff organised massive
coast-to-coast rallies. Thou-
sands of colleges and universi-
ties organised protests against
the deterioration of the environ-
ment. Groups that had been
fihein egis sp ls, polo t
raw sewage, toxic dumps, pes-
ticides, freeways, the loss of
wilderness, and the extinction of
wildlife suddenly realised they
shared common values.
So, on April 22, 1970, the
first Earth Day was held.
People all over the country
made promises to help the en-
vironment. Everyone got in-
volved and since then, Earth
Day has spread all over the
planet. People all over the
world know that there are prob-
lems we need to work on and
this is our special day to look
at the planet and see what needs
changing. Isn't it great? One
person had an idea and kept
working until everyone began
working together to solve it. See
what happens when people care
about our world?
HAPPENED ON EARTH
More than twenty
million people participated in
Earth Day events, listening to
speeches, holding seminars, and
taking practical action to clean
up the environment.
-In New York City,
Fifth Avenue was closed to au-
tomobiles and over 100,000
people attended an ecology fair
,On April 22, the
will observe Earth Day. The
theme is 'Caring for Creation '.
.So why do we have a day
especially designated to the
~earth? How did it come
'about? Why is it so
important? This week's
Article will help you to answer
THE HISTORY OF
Earth Day April 22 each
year marks the anniversary of
the birth of the modern envi-
Sronmental movement in 1970.
In 1963, former Senator
Gaylord Nelson began to worry
about our planet. (A senator is
a person that the people of the
United States have chosen to
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was getting dirty and that many
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these problems. He talked to
other lawmakers and to the
President. They decided that the
President would go around the
country and tell people about
these concerns. He did, but still
not enough people were work-
ing on the problem.
At the time, Americans
wrse slurpmn leaded gsn tough
belched out smoke and sludge
with little fear of legal conse-
quences or bad press. Air pol-
lution was commonly accepted
as the smell of prosperity. En-
vironment was a word that ap-
peared more often in spelling
bees than on the evening news.
Then, in 1969, Senator
Nelson had another idea. He de-
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ARIES Sometimes, you're so direct, you make the old crow (you know, the
one who gets from point A to point B as-the-crow-flies) look like he's a zigzag-
people who are used to hearing the truth couched in comfortable little white
fibs. Try to take stock of the situation, If you can, before you let loose with your
super-direct style. But if they're shocked, they're shocked, and who knows -
maybe it's good for them.
Taurus You have a sometimes-uncanny ability to see through the mundane
and tickle out the profound. For example, if you're stuck doing laundry all day
today it could occur to you midway through the wash cycle that, in all things,
even laundry, there's a metaphor for where you're at in I~fe right now. Or maybe
J the insight will come during the spin cycle, or during tumble dry. Or maybe
Syou don't have ani/ dirty laundry at all and this intuitive moment strikes while
you're doing something else I~ke jogging along the ocean or eating pizza.
GEMINI Take the day off. That's right it's Sunday, and if you can possibly
duck out of social engagements and any extra work commitments and the I~ke,
do it. You deserve a I~ttle time to just kick back and opbnsider the springtime
and wonder at the blossoms and marvel at the little greqen shoots and shiver in
1 the not-quite-warm air. What is all this mystery, all this springtime magic, all
about? Just because nobody's ever found the answer doesn't mean you
Shouldn't consider the question. It's an end in itself, you know.
LEO You go straight to the heart of the matter. You discard all the unneces-
sary clutter, peel away any obscuring layers and contemplate the thing itself.
What do you see? It could surprise you maybe what you thought what you
were looking at (or for) is something else entirely. It's a possibility, anyhow.
And it could turn out that there are still a few layers to penetrate. AII in good
time, dearie, all in good time.
/IRGO Today's a day for action. It's not a day for sitting around thinking
'what if,' or 'should I,' or 'in a parallel universe I could possibly imagine.' Nope,
today is a get up and get out there or get up and stay in and boot up the
computer (depending on the nature of your 'to-do' Ilst) and make it happen.
You have everything you need to enact change on a Grand scale. So what's
keeping you in bed? Get up! Good luck!
LIBRA What do you I~ke more: Fame or fortune? Love or money? Brawn or
brains? Or would you ideally like to have a combination of all of these? Well,
some days you have to choose, but not today. Today you can have fame, for-
tune, love, money, brawn and brains within reason, of course. Some days are
just Ilke that you get what you want and you want what you get. Great, isn't
SCORPIO You're no wheeler-dealer. You're no huckster, and you're not a
shuckster, either. You're not a cheater at cards or an inventor of convenient
truths. Though being so honest can get you in trouble sometimes it is also one
of your greatest strengths. You're a rock-solid human being with rock-solid prin-
ciples, and when you think a plan is a good one, the people around you can
trust your judgment. Share that judgment today.
SAGITTARIUS You're not one to stay on the surface when it comes to prob-
ing the meaning of things around you. Whether you look for answers in
organised religion, ancient philosophy or your own investigations of the world
as you see it, you go deep. You're interested in the kernels of things and the
complex, sometimes contradictory, truths. It doesn't bother you too much if
you can't find all the answers that, after all, is the result of the nature of the
CAPRICORN You could see some problems right now. But don't fall into the
trap of thinking this Is a bad thing. It isn't. Most of the time, when you don't
see problems, it doesn't mean they aren't there. No, it means you don't see
them, which means you can't do anything about them. Today you see the prob-
lems, and what's more, you see them clearly. The next steps are clear: Go out
and correct them!
AQUARIUS You're the social equivalent of a bonfire at the beach (that's been
built by an expert and provides heat and light but poses no threat of burning
out of control). You draw people to you. Old friends and relative strangers alike
want to spend the evening with you, warming their hands, enjoying the sounds
of the ocean and watching the stars.
PISCES -- For you, especially today, but whenever you're feeling like the big
questions confronting you are really big, doing some philosophical reading
can really help. Whether you choose Eastern thought or Western thought or
At the very least, you'll see that you, aren t alone in .wondering about this
stuff. ~~ . ..
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From page XI
New York Gov. Rockefeller signed a measure coordinating pollution abatement and
com t Di .at D 1970 Achieve?
TIN spain objective of Earth
Day, iivs To unite traditional con-
servation organizations with
~fiyounger-groups to focus on urban
and industrial issues, and to dra-
~ matically increase their member-
ships. Other results include:
SThe tough Clean Air
SAct of 1970 was passed with only
I I a handful of dissenting votes in
both Houses of Congress.
8 Seven of the original
'Dirty Dozen' Congressmen -
designated by the Earth Day
organizers were defeated in the
SDevelopment of the
Supersonic Transport was halted.
8 The Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act aimed at "in-plant pollution" were passed
by a coalition of labour and environmental groups.
Within the next three years, such landmarks as the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act,
and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act were passed.
Some facts about the earth
T lle Earth is the densest major body in the solar system
S71 per cent of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
8 'Itsere are more than 6 billion persons on the earth.
SThe earth contains many natural resources some of which cannot be renewed
8 Pollution of waterways, air and soil has increased dramatically over the last century. Hence
there is great need for conservation and even protection of the earth and its resources.
Next weeR, we will focus on activities that will help us to follow the theme (caring for creation)
as it relates to what we can do as part of taking care of our beautiful mother-earth.
Remember that you can send your comments, suggestions and ideas on the articles to "O~ur
Environment Clo EIT Division, Environmental Protection Agency, IA~ST Building, UG Cam-
pus, Thrkeyen, Greater Georgetown.
Here is an activity for you to do: "Give Earth a hand bulletin board"-
Trace one of your hands on a colourful piece of paper, and cut it out. On each finger on the paper'
write one way in which you can help the Earth. When finished, display the colorful hands mn your
bedrooms, on the refrigerator or any place where they can be seen, so as to act as a reminder.
~d~1ili~~~PCANCER Today's the day to look at all finishing details. If you've been spring-
for your second cousin's daughter, today's the day to add the ribbons. If you've
been building a bird feeder, today's the day to paint the I~ttle shutters outside
the little bird house windows. Details can make all the difference, you know.
Take care of them, and you'll be thrilled with your finished project.
Swedish Easter I~ut Cake
Welcome to the 39u'hedition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and :
ties on cooking in Oxuvana..
N'jEW YORK (Reuiers) A new study adds to evidence that while.
'women with breaSt imnplants are not at greater risk of breast
cancer, they do seem to have an elevated rate of suicide.
The reason for the. suicide risk is unclear, but several studies
have now come to similar conclusions. Some researchers believe the
link is explained byhlugher rates~ of depression, anxiety and low self-,
esteem among wortlen wvho undergo breast augmentation.
Supportmng that theory, one recent study found that women who
received cosmetic breast implants were more likely to have a his-
tory of psychiatric hospitalisation than those who underwent other
types of plastic surgery.
Based on such findings, some experts have recommended that
women be screened for past and present psychiatric disorders be-
Sfore they receive breast Implalnt
The current study., published agp
in the journal Epidemiology, in-
cluded 12,144 U.S. wonien who'd
received breast implants between
1960 and 1983 aInd ?.614 women
who'd undergone other types of ;
cosmetic surgery during the same
period. 9 .
Researchers compared the two
groups' rates of death from various.
causes over an average.of 20 years,
the rates in each group -were also
compared with statistics for
women in the generM ~population.
Overall, the study found,
women who'd received implants X;
had a lower risk of death frontAlbrtr okro
most causes when compared with
the general population. Silimed factory checks
That included a l~oiver risk of silicone in Rio de Janeiro,:
dying from breast cancer, a dis- Brazil in this picture taken ~
ease that has been a concern on March 27, 2003 A ne*,\
among breast implant recipi- study' adds to evidence Ihat
ents. Though research has while women with b~reaL
failed to show that the implants
contribute to breast cancer de- implants are not al glreter'
velopment, there is evidence risk of breast cancer they :
that implants can interfere with do seem to have an
mammography screening for elevated rate of suicide
breast tumors. (Sergio Moraes/Reuter-, I
In this study, however, women
with implants were only half as likely as those in the gener .J popyr4.
lation to die of breast cancer, according to the researcher: Icdj by
Dr. Louise A. Brinton of the National Cancer Institute in Bet:he-4,r
Mar n who'd received implants did, however, ha\e al1; ghee
than-average risk of suicide. And they were more than tw see l1ikelyj
as women who'd had other cosmetic procedures to take rhlear ..wn'r
Between the two surgery groups, implant recipients we re 0991l
more likely to die of respiratory cancer or brain cancer Hcl*.sekr,
few women in either group died of a brain tumour, and it' not1 rcle
that there's a cause-and-effect relationship between breast Imp~lanr}
and either form of cancer, according to Brinton and here colleag3fues, i.
The elevated suicide risk, however, "remains of colncern thF
In an unexpected, finding, they note, women with implan(C;
were also more likely than those who'd had other c~osmerde
procedures to die in 4 car accident. Coupled with the suicide
findings, Brinton and her colleagues write, this suggests that
some of those traffic deaths were not accidental. ;A
HAPPY wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Safraz ahd Fezo who celebrate their
Special day on April 18. Greetings from their
children, parents, other relatives and friends. May
Allah bless them so that they can see many more
ANNIVERSARY greetings are extended to Raymond
and Dolly Jamaludin of Canada, and former
residents of Line Path 'F', Skeldon, who celebrated
their 34th wedding anniversary recently. GreetingS
from their children Tariq, Nazeefa, Rocky, and
Mooniza, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy
Jamaludeen, brothers Kario, Hazin, Son-Son, Dizal
and only sister, Saudia, who wish them long life,
happiness and Allah's richest blessingS.
2 cups white Sug~ar
2 cups all-purpoise flour
V2 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons Chrampion Baking Powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with
juice or freshly crushed pineapple
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
'/2 cup chopped walnuts
V/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vamilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees
C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, V2z cup nuts
and Chamrpion Baking Powder. Add eggs,
pineapple and 2 teaspoons vanilla Beat until
smooth and pour into 9x 13 inch baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40
to 50 minutes.
For the icing: In alargebowl, cream butter or ~
margarine, cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla '
and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy.
Foldin V2cup nuts. .
Spread icing on hot cake. .
Tlhrs Easter version of bread & butter puddrinlg is a greau't way to use up
anyv leftover hot cross buns!
Ingredients: 2. Sprinkle with the lemon .
4 hot cross buns, each cut across twice rind and cinnamon and finish
horizontally to make three slices with the four bun tops.
low fat spread 3. Beat the eggs with the
2/ emon, gte on innao milk tandbstrain the mixture
2 eggs 4. Sprinkle sorne Demerara
450ml / %/ pint milk sugar on top.
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Custard Powder PASTA /#I
Black. Pepper :I
Bake at 180C/350F/Gas 4 for about 40
minutes or until the top is crisp and golden
and the pudding is risen and set-
Serve hot. .
1. Reserve the top slices of bun, spread the
other slices with low fat spread and then cut
them in half. Arrange the slices spread.side
up in a round, deep oven-proof dish.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Squealing fans lined up ten deep
on Holly wood's W'alk of Fame on Tuesday. a few hurling
themselves through a phalanx of minders to get cloje to their
idol w ho wore only a red T-shirt or er his yellow fur.
..Nobodyr went ths c~razy ot er Brline! Sports." a photog~rapher
manrvelled, ar he and others snapped of~f ho~ after shol of Ithe star
"Wmmnne to your nghr!" another selled
The scezne was the unveiling ofi the Holliwoo~cd Wa;lk of Fame
star fo~r Wmlnie the Pooh. uwho is mlarking the 80rth annil ersars or
the pubbe~ation of. his story in the Londlon E\enlng News~ with an
18l-month-long celebranlon ho~sJe bi the Wa:ll Dia nes Co
Po:oh I among about a dozen amma~ted rars, includirng hlickes
Mouule. Do~nald Duck and Snow W;hlne to mairl a1 -str on the famou' ~
sidewal wI\\ here n1 joins nearby miarkers fo~r Tim Allen. Rod Sr Ulng
and lane Rune~ll. .
'They 're an Imlportntn part o1 the` Indusr', noni Hollw~\ood
Honourr\ Major !lahnni Grant -soJ ofI iarlo...~n' hcharjier I.L/: Poe. ~~
"Some ...f~~~ the meles ile dludnL epuigotJu os L'.e~ll hulc~
bu aima tha .I rssc b. re~l~ dhC~~Inng et bu i F';h' theme~ ~r..,ng n
I'nt r~~ .n flulleedJo nl arouI:~I nd P~.1...h .nt he ~~ pintose fan Unne,
I,,1 Inlll .eneate .Iii rjillion~ F:n retail El.- f. r D o~~n o, Ilr n~ 17c i
,pp, ,,, Ioh c~ Rihln Il Make Al~.11 hc llrr Cyr j
But there were a couple of no-shows Piglet and
Christopher Robin. Presumably they had "other
By Sarah Hall
E!Online Matt Laner has many more Todays in his
In the wake of Katie Couric's decision to jump ship to
CBS, her NBC morning co-anchor has re-upped his contract
through spring 2011 in a deal pegged at $13 million a year by
the New York T~imes.
NBC confirmed the deal Tuesday, after Lauer spilled the
beans in an interview with the Times.
The pay increase makes Lauer roughly as well
compensated as Couric was on NBC and will be on CBS.
Had she stuck around Peacock headquarters, Couric would
have been upped to a reported $20 million a year. In contrast,
Couric's replacement, Meredith Vieira, will reportedly earn
around $10 million a year.
Lauer joined the show in January 1997, replacing Bryant
Gumbel as Couric's sidekick. He maintains a relatively low
profile on the show, beyond keeping up a rigorous travel
schedule as star of the running segment 'Where in the World
Is Matt Lauer?'
His prior contract had been scheduled to expire in 2008,
but the co-host had no qualms about extending his stay.
"I like it here," Lauer, 48, told the Times. "I can be cagey
about it and do all the things you're supposed to do. I like
Meanwhile, Vieira, Lauer's newly announced co-host, with
whom he shares a December 30 birthday, has found herself
increasingly under the spotlight since being announced as
In a recent interview appearing in the May issue of More
magazine, the current View talking head revealed that she was
once involved in an abusive relationship.
"He would slap me and then make up, saying, 'I'll never
do this again,' crying," Vieira, 52, told the magazine of a man
she dated years ago. "It escalated to the point where he
actually threw me out of the apartment naked. I sat out all
night in the stairwell, and the next morning he let me n."
After that incident, Vieira said she decided to leave her
boyfriend. "It took almost 12 months," she said. "I
consider myself a pretty smart woman, and I got into this
situation...I can look back and go, Where was my respect
In an effort to educate the public about domestic abuse,
Vieira later made news documentary about the Framingham
Eight women who were jailed for killing their abusers.
Today the newswoman is happily married to
journalist Richard Cohen, her husband of almost 20
years, with whom she has three children: Ben, 17, Gabe,
14, and L~ily, 13.
against the family, alleging the Griffith girls failed to pay him a
$26,000 fee and reneged on a dealso mention his name on the red
Niklas J. Palm filled suit against Griffith and, for good measure,
husband Antonio Banderas in Los Angeles Superior Court last
Fmis~y, claiming breach of oral and written contract and intentional
According to court documents, Griffith has not only refused to
makehc good on the $25,960 Golden Globe styling fee, for which Palm
olutlilted the 'Working Girl' actress and daughters Dakota Johnson
aInd Stella Banderas, but added insult to injury in "forgetting" to
numel~-check him on the red carpet, despite the fact that Palm has
been~r in her and her husband's employ since last summer.
In the lawsuit, Palm said Griffith promised "that he will
receive publicity that money could not buy, then conveniently
forgot his name when reporters on the re. pet specifically
ajked who designed her beautiful gown, taking credit for the
Palm says he first met Griffith last year, when he dressed her
fo:r an appearance on an infomercial for a Pilates video. Griffith and
Basnderas then hired Palm on August 11, according to his complaint,
and he performed several extreme makeover-like tasks on the actress'
\wardrobe, including arranging her closets, repairing, dying and
reculting clothes, packing bags when she travelled, and putting
together outfits for her WB sitcom 'Twins', other TV appearances
and the Emmys last fall.
He claims he reorganised "closets full of Griffith's casual
aind formal wear; to sort out what is stylish and what is not,"
and researched her past red carpet missteps, which he says
were both plentiful and "not at all positive or flattering for
Palm also said he helped dress Banderas for his 'Legend of Zorro'
movl\ie premiere, served as a stylist when Banderas earned a star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame and shopped for costumes for
Banderas' Spanish-language film 'El Camino deLos Ingleses'.
Per the suit, the star clients were picture-perfect up until the
Gocldezn Globes came around January 16.
It was then, Palm said, that the couple refused to make good
on the tab that brought Griffith rave red carpet reviews, as well as
the failure to give him a shout-out as her stylist.
Palm, who was part of the 2004 Emmy-winning costume
'`team for 'Carnivale', is seeking restitution of the bWl, which
the threesome agreed upon as $650 per hour for a minimum
of 10 hours a day, as well as $98 for overtime.
By Gina Serpe
E!Online The fashion police are after Melanie Griffith.
A stylist hired by the actress to dress and design clothes for
her and two of her daughters for the Golden Globes has filed suit
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WINNIE the Pooh hold his star on the Walk of Fame as he
celebrated his 80th birthday with a star dedication in
Hollywood, Californja April 11, 2006. (Max Morse/Reuters)
MELANIE GRIFFT )