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


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


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

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University of Florida
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Copyright Guyana National Newspaper Ltd. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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telephone call informing him
that the issues raised were
rejected and it was even
suggested that there not be

and PNCR Leader, Mr. Robert
Corbin said.
Corbin said the issues
raised included a verified voters
list, the Herdmanston Accord
signed between former
Presidents Janet Jagan and
Desmond Hoyte, following
disturbances in the country in
1998, and restrictions on the
operations of the executive
during the period when the
Parhiament will be extended.
"There was no formal
papers presented, we were just
giving ideas of the matters to be
discussed," he stated. Corbin
added that it was expected that
at the next meeting, there would
have been a formal presentation
on the issues.
He said the matter is still
being examined and the
parties are thinking about
getting a formal document
from the government on
whether the process has been
abandoned or not.

National Assembly, as well as
an adequate extension of
time for elections.
In such a situation, the PPP
said stability would have been
preserved and a forum would
have existed for continued
engagements between the
parties. It noted this would have
required a two-thirds majority
vote in the National Assembly
but said the PNCR refused to
As an alternative, the PPP
said it has tabled a bill to amend
the Constitution which will
enable elections to be held after
the constitutional due date but
within the time indicated by
The party explained that
the Constitution also provides
that the time for holding
elections can be extended, as
opposed to an extension of the
life of the National Assembly,
and the article containing this
provision needs a simple
majority vote to amend it.
The life of the current
National Assembly ends on
May 3 and elections are due by
August 4.
But GECOM has advised
President Bharrat Jagdeo that it
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prescribed period.
The discussions, it
explained, focused on those
articles of the Constitution
which would need a two-thirds
majority of the National
Assembly to be amended, but
pointed out that the PNCR
indicated that it will only
support the amendments if the
government agreed to series of
measures limiting its
responsibility to manage the
affairs of the people of Guyana,
as well as house-to-house
verification of the Official List
of Electors (OLE).
"Its support for
constitutional rule was therefore
conditional on its demands being
met," the PPP said.
"This attempt by the
opposition to exploit a critical
situation for a partisan political
agenda, which has arisen through
no fault of the government, to
extract political concessions and
limit the government's capacity
to deliver services to the
Guyanese people was
unacceptable. The opposition's
insistence on house-to-house
verification is designed to delay
elections, maintain a state of
uncertainty and create an
atmosphere of instability. It is
certainly not intended to
enhance free and fair elections
because all impartial observers
are satisfied that adequate

polling day measures to prevent
fraud already exist," the PPP
It added that it was and is
still willing to further strengthen
these measures, if possible, to
ensure there is no opportunity for
any unauthorised persons to
"Those opposition
elements who encourage the
PNCR in its egregious suspicions
based on its own ignoble history
of elections rigging, instead of
persuading it to recognize the
history of free and fair elections
since 1992, are doing a great
disservice to the people of
Guyana,~" the PPP said.
It noted that the
Constitution provides that the
President may dissolve the
National Assembly at any time,
but after doing so elections
must be held within three
months thereafter. It further
provides that if the President
does not do so, the National
Assembly is dissolved after five
years and elections are to be
held within three months, it
The PPP said that if the
life of the National Assembly
is extended, the time for
holding elections would be
automatically extended, and
this would have enabled the
people of Guyana to benefit
from the deliberations of the

THE People's Progressive
Party (PPP) has reaffirmed its
commitment to holding free,
fair and transparent
elections, stating that it
would do everything possible
to ensure that the democratic
rights of the Guyanese
people are being upheld.
However, in a statement
yesterday, it said that faced
with intransigence and
unreasonable demands from the
main opposition People's
National Congress Reform
(PNCR), it supports the
government's position to utilise
all available measures to
preserve constitutionality.
The main partner in the
governing PPP/Civic alliance
charged that the refusal of the
PNCR "to take the high road of
responsibility and support
amendments which would
extend the life of Parliament and
ensure stability in this difficult
period, has forced the
government to proceed on its
The party said it supported
the government's initiative to
engage the opposition in
discussions to resolve the
constitutional issues which
would need to be addressed
arising out of the inability of the
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Developing nations on Friday
blocked the centre-piece of
Secretary-General Kofi
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plan, a move that could lead
to a cut off of U.N. funds this
The vote was 108-50 with
three abstentions on a resolution
opposed by the United States,
European Union and Japan,
who collectively pay 80 per
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At the insistence of the
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budget on June 30.
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out the doubts and focusing in.
stead on his upbeat promises of
But after five years of slug-
gish economic growth that mes-
sage wore thin and opinion polls
predicted Berlusconi would lose
the April 9-10 ballot. Even his
last-minute promises of tax cuts
failed to lift hopes of a come-
However, after an ugly cam-
paign in which he called centre-
left voters masochistic
assholess," Berlusconi defied
widespread expectations of a

clear election defeat.
The billionaire. who once
worked as a cruise-ship
crooner, said if he were defeated
he would set sail on a vacht to
Tahiti a splendid way to cel-
ebrate his forthcoming 70th
Berlusconi, head of Italy's
largest centre-right political
party, lashed out at adversaries
days before the ballot, particu-
larly a judiciary he accuses of
being politically motivated.
"LI feel as strong as a
lion," said Berlusconi. "I will
never surrender to the left."

He launched his political
patrty Forza Italia (Go Ita~ly) in
an address to the nation broad-
cast over his three television
channels, presenting Europe
with a new kind of leader a
Citizen Kane figure who put
style at the heart of his message.
Within three months he was
elected prime minister but his
government fell apart before the
year was out, destroyed by in-
ternal coalition feuding for
which Italy is infamous.
Although many pundits
wrote him off as a flash in the
pan, he proved them wrong with

a triumphant r~etur~n to power in
2001 at the head of a centr~e-
right administration that man-
aged to stay together longer than
any previous government.
Many Europeans were
baffled by his victory,
How could Berlusconi take
office. the foreign media asked,
when he was embroiled in end-
less corruption investigations
and when he had a monumental
conflict of interest between his
public duties and his huge, om-
nipresent media empire?
Berlusconi always dismissed
such concerns as irrelevant and

By Phil Stewart

ROMEE (Reuters) With a
nickname like 'The Knight',
Prime M/iniste~r Silvio
Berlusconi could hardly have
been expected to simply sur-
But the man who once said
being a loser and giving up was
not part of his DNA finally de-
cided to quit yesterday after

said pollster Renato
The 69-year-old media
tycoon has sold most things in
his career: essays to school
friends, vacuum cleaners,
housing developments, soap
operas, adverts, books, maga-
zines, insurance policies and
soccer stars.
But survival in the prime
minister's office proved to be too

Pakistani U.N. Ambassa-
dor Munir Akram- told re-
porters wealthy nations were
obligated to pay dues under
the U.N. Charter. "Fulfilling
your obligation under the
charter does not entitle you
to greater privileges than are
provided in the charter for
member states," Akram said.
Annan last month intro-

any final decision now on
Annan's plans but prefer to wait
for detailed reports he promised
in May and June and then again
in September.
However, they back
Annan's proposal to give him
more authority on where to
spend funds and create a small,
representative group of nations
to approve some of his choices

for all to see."
Japan's U.N. Ambassador
Kenzo Oshima said, "It has not
been a very positive develop-
ment. It has been a rather sad
The showdown marked a
power struggle for control of
the United Nations between de-
veloping nations, who form a
majority of U.N. members and
are home to much of the
world's population, and
wealthy countries who pay the
The rich countries back a
bid by Annan to have more au-
tonomy over U.N. bureaucracy.
But South African Ambassador
Dumisani Kumalo, head of a
group of 132 developing na-
tions, fears some of the reform
plans mask a power grab by
wealthy nations for additional
key jobs in the bureaucracy.

Austrian Ambassador
Gerhard Pfanzelter, on behalf of
the 25-nation European Union,
which collectively pays 38 per
cent of the budget, negotiated
until the last minute.
In the end. he said the reso-
lution "does not reflect crucial
concerns of the EU and other
"This was a victory for the
radicals," said France's U.N.
ambassador Jean-Marc de la

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi looks on as he at-
tends the arrival of the bodies of three military personnel
killed in Iraq, at Ciampino airport near Rome April 29,
2006. (Giampiero SpositolReuters) -

three weeks of political wran-
gling following the narrowest
election defeat in modern Italian
Crying foul, he had de-
manded a review of disputed
ballots. Irresponsible, unrealis-
tic and unfair, said his critics.
But it was not out of character,
Berlusconi's battle to stay
on as prime minister was an ex-
ample of the determination that
propelled the son of a bank
branch employee to become
Italy's richest man and head of
its longest serving government.
"It's absolutely in his char-
acter... He doesn't just give up,"

tough to sell after centre-left
leader Romano Prodi declared
victory in April 9-10 national
Berlusconi's career began
with a big bet during the Milan
property boom of the 1960s,
building housing estates. He
then moved into television and
never looked back.
With a gleaming smile and
year-round tan, Berlusconi first
shot into politics in January
1994 promoting a "you can be
rich like me" message that Ital-
ians bought into as readily as the
goods advertised on his televi-
sion channels.

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Sudan April 13, 2006. (Euan Denholm/Reuters)

duced a 33-page blueprint on
overhauling the U.N. secretariat,
in part an outcome of scandals
in the now-defunct Iraqi oil-for-
food programme.
He sought greater finan-
cial oversight. simplified hir-
ing and firing procedures, ca-
reer planning, staff buyouts,
a modern information system
and flexibility in assigning
Rich nations do not want

and report back to the larger
The vote shattered an in for-
mal 19-year tradition of achiev-
ing consensus on budget mat-
Annan, in a statement,
said he deeply regretted no
consensus was reached but
would "begin the process of
seeking mutua ly agreed
ways to pursue this

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have signed U.S.-sponsored
free-trade agreements. Ecuador is
considering a similar pact with
Nine Latin American coun-
tries, including Mexico and
Chile, have signed free-trade
agreements with Washington.
Others, such as all-important
Brazil and Argentina, have re-
fused, while also keeping their
distance from Venezuela's

"It remains to be seen
how far this alternative eco-
nomic model will take hold
in the hemisphere. Most
countries are not about to
adopt restricted, selective
policies toward foreign in-
vestment or turn toward state
direction of the economy,"
said Phil Peters, vice presi-
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tute, a conservative U.S.
think tank. REUTERS.

oil and payment for more than
20,000 Cuban doctors and other
professionals working in Ven-
ezuela. It has helped Cuba
emerge from the economic cri-
sis that followed the demise of
the Soviet Union, its former
Bolivia, by joining the pact,

Nicaraguan Sandinista revo-
lutionary Daniel Ortega, who
held power in the 1980s and is
a leading candidate in a presi-
dential election this November,
was also in Havana, apparently
as an observer.
Chavez and Castro cast
ALBA as a contrast to a fal-
tering U.S. plan for a 'Free
Trade Area of the Americas',
which they charge is a U.S.
bid to reinforce its domina-
tion of Latin America. The
message has resonated in a
region where free-market
policies have failed to allevi-
ate chronic poverty.
"Until this year, Castro and
Chavez seemed doomed to re-
main a two-man club. The ad-
dition of Morales dramatically
changes this equation," said
Daniel Erikson, Caribbean
Programmes Director at the In-
ter-American Dialogue, a Wash-
ington policy group.
"By adding a country with
significant gas reserves that are
increasingly under government
con rol Bolivi' membership

cludes Venezuela's huge oil re-
serves," Erikson said.
Latin America is increas-
ingly divided on how to form an
economic bloc that can compete
in the global economy.
Venezuela and Bolivia
threatened this month to the
leave a five-member Andean
Community of Nations because
members Colombia and Peru

By Marc Frank

HAVANA, (Reuters) Leftist
leaders of Cuba, Venezuela
and Bolivia met in Havana
yesterday to complete an in-
tegration agreement cast as
an alternative to U.S. plans
for a free-trade pact with the

three revolutions," Morales,
who was elected in December,
said upon arrival.
Castro came to power in a
1959 communist revolution, and
Chavez first won election in
1998 to lead what he calls a
"Bolivarian revolution."
The three-way summit

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( L-R) Cuban President Fidel Castro talks as Bolivian President Evo Morales and Ven-
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port Friday. (Claudia Daut/Reuters)

takes place on the first anniver-
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will gain access to Venezuelan
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"ALBA has worked very
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ela, and Bolivia's joining can
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Latin American region,
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an evening rally in Havana's
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Sawls's assassination; Panday's imprisonment

LAST week was a time of mourning and shame within the
Caribbean Community.
Mourning in Guyana, home of the CARICOM Secretariat, for
the death of the first-ever government minister to have
been assassinated 50-year-old Mr Satyadeow Sawh, Minister of
Fisheries, Other Crops & Livestock and Acting Minister of Agri-
A day of national mourning was observed last Tuesday when
the body of the slain minister was cremated. Heads of Government
and Foreign Ministers of the Community, as well as the Secretary-
General or the Organisation of American States were among those
expressing shock and outrage.
The sense of shared shame in the region related to last
Monday's imprisonment of former Prime Minister in Trinidad and
Tobago, Basdeo Panday, for failing to disclose details of an over-
seas bank account. He was given the maximum penalty of two years
with hard labour.
The tragedy of Sawh's assassination was a first for CARICOM,
outside of Grenada's October 1983 crisis of political
executions following a military coup.
Sawh's murder, along with those of two of his siblings, a brother
and sister, as well as a security guard at his home shortly after
midnight a week ago yesterday, was the latest in a series of bizarre
execution-style killings, some by gunmen hired to carry out hits
with sophisticated weapons, like AK-47 and M-70 rifles.
The very sad development of Panday's incarceration was also a
first for an independent CARICOM state, differing from the jailing
for 12 years of Dominica's ex-Prime Minister Patrick John for his
involvement in a failed 1981 coup against the then government of
Mary Eugenia Charles, now deceased.
+ PANDAY'S PAIN: The shock of Panday's jail sentence in
his Caribbean state where "bobbol" (corruption) in public
life functions as a cultural norm, was compounded by the refusal
of Chief Magistrate, Sherman Nicholls, to grant a bail application
by lawyers of the 72-year-old twice-elected Prime Minister with
some four decades in public service.

After repeated efforts for bail, following an appeal earlier filed
against Nicholls' judgement, a High Court Judge finally granted bail
in the sum of TT$300,000 (US$50,000) on Friday afternoon for
Panday's release from incarceration at the country's maximum se-
curity prison.
However. the charismatic "silver-haired" fox, as he is reputed
to bc and who may well haveC politically outfoxed himself seemed
set to face. out of ~r~ison. pending appeals. somne drlaniatic and i7ain-

ful political changes in the functioning of his party.
Within 36 hours of having been denied the right to further rep-
resentation of his Couva North constituency and, consequently, los-
ing his office as Opposition Leader in the House of
Representatives, based on an order signed by President Maxwell
Richards, Panday was reduced to simply being, for now, the chair-
man of his United National Congress (UNC).
It is a party wracked by factionalism, with one group un-
der the influence of party leader, Winston Dookeran,
who would normally have been chosen as new Opposition
Leader, but which position went, instead, to Panday's former
Attorney General and known fervent loyalist, Kamla Persad-
She took up her new position even as controversies continued
over President Richards' speedy suspension of Panday's right to
continue functioning as a parliamentarian pending exhaustion of the
appeals process that could go right up to the Privy Council in Lon-
+ GUYANA KILLINGS: In the case of Guyana, severely
traumatised by a series of high profile killings in a volatile climate
in this year of general elections, the murder of Minister
Sawh was to push the security forces in a new and seemingly more
concerted offensive against criminal networks and their
suspected major bases of operations.
Some 24 hours after the quartet of murders at Minister Sawh's
home, eight miles east of Georgetown, President Bharrat Jagdeo had
deemed the crime a "well-planned assassination".

A day later, on the basis of further evidence uncovered, Police
Commissioner Winston Felix downgraded "robbery among other
motives" and told the media that it was evident that the group of
heavily armed gunmen "went there to eliminate the minister and all
CARICOM Foreign Ministers, meeting in Grenada, wer-e them-
selves ready to denounce Sawh's killing as an "assassination". They
declared in a media statement that "such heinous acts of violence
have no place in the democratic culture of the region, and under-
mine the political, economic and social stability of the countries of
the Community..."
Anxious that neither the murder of the minister nor lingering
political problems with its opponents affect plans to go ahead with
elections-readiness in September a delay by a month from an origi-
nal August 4 date the government decided to pursue the route of
a constitutional amendment. that requires a simple parliamentary
rl;,itafritylate. io legh~lli facilitaii:tei heclections to take pldce notr later

than September 4.
This course followed the collapse of talks by a four-member
government and opposition committee that was established to con-
sider options to avoid having to extend the life of parliament that
must be constitutionally dissolved on May 4.
Opposition Leader of the main People's National Congress Re-
form (PNCR), Robert Corbin, called for an "emergency retreat" at
the highest political level of government and opposition to discuss
the deteriorating crime and security situation in the wake of the
murder of Minister Sawh and others.

There was no indication of this taking place in a hurry at the
time of writing. But the current atmosphere of spreading fear by
criminals with an evident agenda to create mayhem and disrupt the
rule of law, clearly requires non-partisan, realistic approaches in
cooperation in the national interest.
For their part, the police are now faced with a list of unsolved
high profile execution-style killings and other chilling crimes by
armed gunmen. With the planned "elimination" of Minister Sawh,
as the Police said, heading the list of these killing tragedies would
+ The mysterious murder of an American national, Hubert
Daniel Thompson, shot to death in his room at the Pegasus Hotel
in Georgetown in December 2005;
+ Execution of an opposition political militant, Ronald Waddell;
the subsequent slaughter of eight people at Agricola Village in Feb-
ruary; followed by the execution of a leading construction business
executive, Gazz Sheermohammed early last month.
The governments of the USA: Britain and Canada have been
asked by the Guyana Government for urgent assistance to help the
Police in tracking down the high profile killings of recent months,
including that of Minister Sawh, and also in the recovery of 33 Ak-
47 rifles and five pistols stolen from a storage depot of the Guyana
Defence Force.
It is a "dark time" for Guyana and all stakeholders have a
moral obligation to cooperate in the national interest instead
of ixd~iptinghTF iil:et-vbig pb~turc;S ild shlelddnin brothd~clile~te~lis.

pace 6 & 27.p65


BIGGER and better. That's the focus for celebratory ac-
tivities to mark Guyana's 40th anniversary as an indepen-
dent nation,
It is encouraging to know that for all the depressing news on
political issues and the traumatic experiences resulting from the
murderous deeds of criminal networks, the Guyanese people
could be inspired to be involved in a month-long celebration of
our independence.
Officially launched last Friday by the Ministry of Culture,
Youth and Sport with the central theme of 'Celebrating our
proud Heritage', this 40th Independence anniversary is taking
place at a time of very challenging problems for social harmony,
political stability and in ensuring the triumph of the rule of law
over criminality and threats to our national security.
Minister Anthony Xavier has noted that as Guyana pre-
pares to celebrate this significant milestone, "all Guyanese
should reawaken that sense of patriotism and national unity
that existed 40 years ago so as to overcome this difficult and
trying period of our history..."
The independence anniversary celebrations coincide
with advanced planning for the 2006 general elections, now
expected to be held in the first week of September. The
National Assembly is scheduled to be dissolved on Thurs-

day, May 4, with a final sitting on Wednesday.
While the security forces continue their strenuous efforts
to hunt down the assassins and other well armed killers and
robbers at large, the governing and opposition parties must find
ways to overcome their differences and engage in dialogue rather
than confrontation.
Blame-shifting is easy. Talking through problems, however
difficult, in a genuine spirit of goodwill, is the real challenge.
Now is the time for dialogue, without preconditions, in the na-
tional interest, and not to satisfy personal preferences or nar-
row, partisan agendas for short-term gains.
The latest verbal salvos involving the Head of the Presi-
dential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon, and Opposition Leader
Robert Corbin underscore the necessity to lower the tempera-
ture in our volatile climate.
Dr. Luncheon's linkage with the criminal network operat-
ing out of Buxton and the PNCR understandably touched a raw
nerve. But this is nothing new. It was said before and by oth-
ers, including sections of the media.
What is of immediate relevance now is for the political par-
ties to leave the security forces to prove their competence and
integrity in flushing out the criminals from their hideouts; to
uncover the stolen and illegal arms at large; and bring the cul-





Good soldier s

don tdie

think .Ambassador Odeen
Ishmael can arrange an outing '
for you and me on Margarita
Island at such short notice.
You want Ambassador
Ishmael's telephone number?) i
Margarita was such a
good outing that when I re-
turned home and told Dr.
Jagan about how nice a place
it is, he went on a visit and
also had such a good time that when he came back home, he told
me how wonderful his stay was. (No, Rasta, Cheddi did not go to
THOSE BEACHES and THOSE BARS! There are many other at-
tractions on Margarita Island.)
And when Cheddi brought Sash back home to serve as a Min-
ister in the government, he took to it like a duck to water. And he
did such a good job that farmers, fishermen, and all kinds of ordi-
nary people are now like fishes out of water at his brutal assassi-
"But why they gun him down so. blood? Who can benefit from
such an evil deed?"
I, too, am shaking my head, Rasta. The answers, my friend,
are blowing in the wind and it is for the observant and those with
their ears to the ground to know, to learn the lessons and to pay
It was never going to be easy, Rasta. All the good soldiers know
that and they know that the price is sometimes heavy to stay the
But good soldiers, don't die, Rasta. They may just fade away,
and tales of their battles, their exploits, their courage, their deter-
mination to stand up and fight for what is right, their undying spirit,
live on and on to inspire more good young soldiers to grow into
more good old soldiers who do not die.
And that is what the killers of Sash and his brother and his
sister and his guard should fear most they should fear it so much
that they and others of their ilk should know they would never be
able to sleep the sleep of the just.
Stay good, Rasta. In the more time.
I'll keep working on that trip to Margarita Island. Trust

dreadful slaying of the minister, his brother, sister and his security
"Hold on why you calling the killing of the minister an as-
sassination? I see somebody said it could have been a robbery..."
Don't go down that road, Rasta; don't go down that road, I
tell you. Stay pon the straight and narrow, all right? That road you
talking about full of stupidity and doltishness. Let's just give praise
and thanks to the Most High for His mercies and ignore the fool-
"All right, dread. Is not I and I chanting foolishness, you know.
I just telling you what I hear some people say. But, from all the
tributes from all over the country, the Caribbean and other places,
it look like Sash was a good man and a lot of people upset at how
he dead. Ah see even your good pardner Andy Johnson from the
Trinidad Express write a nice column on him which your paper
also carried on Friday."
That he was, blood; that he was. I came to know him, though
not as well as Andy and others knew him. Sash and I first met
after his mentor Dr. Cheddi Jagan appointed him as Ambassador to
Venezuela and he came under some serious pressures from the
PNCR which accused him of being all sorts of things. But Sash,
like a good soldier, withstood the barrages, and I stood by him in
those torrid times, until he came through, like good steel tempered
by the fire.
Even in the sadness of his death, I smile as I remember how he
smiled, even beneath his trademark bushy moustache, determined
not to be cowed by the snipers baying to bring him down. He never
lost his innate good nature and he wore his determination as promi-
nent as he did his moustache.
We had some fun times, too. I was in a media team on a
trip to Venezuela that included a visit to the famous Margarita
Island, where women go topless on the beaches, and Sash, as
Ambassador to Venezuela, took time off to come down from
Caracas to meet us. (No, Rasta. I don't think Sash joined us
just to see the topless girls on the beaches. He was an ambas-
sador, Rasta.)
We went to the beaches and to bars that included dancing girls
and strippers. (I know, Rasta, I know how much you would like to
go there right now, Rasta. Stop dribbling and wipe your mouth,
Rasta. I'll see how I can arrange the trip. You want to know when,
right now? Rest yourself, Rastal These things take time and I don't

MY RASTA brother and I seem to be running into each other
very often of recent.
Remember my Rasta brother? That Rasta always on the look-
out for fresh halaal meat?
He was the same one who, somehow (must have been trip-
ping), thought it was a good idea to seek help from, of all places,
the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to put on a dog show
for the last Easter holiday weekend.
Remember that story? A story best forgotten.
Well, there we were again last week and he seemed to have
gotten over that sorry encounter of the worst kind with GECOM,
but he still looked a little bit worried.
His worry this time, though, was about me.
"I didn't see your column last week. I thought them boys fi-
nally catch you, tie you up pon a kite frame and fly you for Easter
and a strong wind blow you away, you magga dog you."
Catch me, boy? I know a lot of people would have been clap-
ping, cheering and jumping for joy if something like that had be-
fallen me. King Khan finally gone with the wind!
But believe me, Rasta, I so hard to catch that I does even dodge
between rain drops when it rains and I don't get wet.
Not me, blood. I don't need umbrella when it rains; and when
it pours and I come through the rain, people ask me how come I
still dry. Ah tell you before, and I'm saying it again I too hard to
trap and tie down.
"So why you didn't write last week? A lot of people ask me
if (you know who) finally put a clamp pon you mouth and muzzle
you and tell you stop the stupidness you always deh pon."
This magga dog hard to muzzle, Rasta, and this magga dog is
not anybody's toothless poodle. I don't depend on anybody's rice
to spur me to bark, and I bark free wherever I be, and whenever
the mood strikes me.
But, I got to tell you, Rasta, I was too cut up over Minister
Sash's assassination to get down to writing a column for last Sun-
day. And, at the newspaper, we were all caught up in trying to get
the full story of what had happened for a proper repoit on that


By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar.
THE first time I heard about the existence of a 'secret' Lon-
don bank account purportedly in the name of Basdeo Panday
was from Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.
Maharaj, leading a mutiny of three, while the sitting Attorney
General in the former Panday Government in 2001, used to drop
broad hints to the media about alleged corruption within the gov-
It was on one of these occasions that the mention of a London
bank account was made. Thereafter, a series of pictures showing
the affluent and exclusive London suburb where Panday's daugh-
ters lived appeared in newspapers, setting off speculation about
where the money was coming from to upkeep his family in such
fine style.
The then opposition members were also supplied with pack-
ages with no return address in their mail boxes about alleged
unsavoury deals taking place under the Panday Government.
With Panday having been found guilty of not declaring a Lon-
don bank account to the Integrity Commission for three consecu-
tive years, it looks like Maharaj who set the investigative ball a-
rolling, is now back, deeper within the folds of the United National
Congress (UNC) and according to influential businessman and
Panday-loyalist, Jack Warner, Maharaj has a great role to play in
returning the party to power.
Talk about irony of ironies!
During the five days that Panday was in prison, I naturally
wondered what he might be pondering; whether he has feelings of
ambivalence for Maharaj whom he publicly forgave a couple months
ago for bringing down his government; whom does he blame for his
predicament; has his 40 years of public service to the country, cel-
ebrated the same week of the ruling come to nought with his incar-
ceration at the golden age of 72; has the 'lion' who survived many
political assassinations and triple by-pass heart surgery, hyperten-
sion and diabetes, now fallen?
Like so many people in the country, I was stunned by the
imprisonment verdict delivered by Chief Magistrate Sherman Mc
I can't say, however, that I was surprised by the guilty ver-
dict. Yet, I hoped the best for the man who gave so much to this
country, particularly to Indo-Trinidadians and the sugar cane work-
Let's face the fact. The powers-that-be in the late 60s and 70s
looked ~after the welfare of the Afro-Trini community and this is

reflected, even up to today by the vast majority of the public ser-
vice, the prisons, the fire service, the police service, the army and
the coast guard being of one particular ethnicity despite an almost
equal equation between the two dominant races.
Whenever the issue of this racial imbalance was raised in the
past, there was always the excuse by the then rulers that Indo-
Trinis did not go after the jobs in the public service. So did it mean
that the highest aspiration of the children of sugar workers was to
continue working in the cane fields as their parents and forleparents?
No one can begrudge that Panday, along with others inside and
outside the Parliament, helped open the eyes of the downtrodden
Indo-population during the 70s, giving voice to this segment of the
Although he is on bail on
grounds that the prison infirmary
would not be able to deal with his
various ailments, including heart
problems which required him to
undergo triple by-pass surgery, .
diabetes and hypertension,
Panday's troubles are far from over.
There's still the appeal against
the ruling; being dumped from the
Par~liament and stripped of his Op-
position Leader status by Presi-
dent Max Richards, and mounting
problems within the UNC.
During his brief incarceration
last week, the UNC went through
many upheavals, once again dem-
onstrating a lack of political matu-
Instead of consolidating and FALLEN LION:
drawing strength from the hun- BASDEO PANDAY
dreds of thousands of party sup-
porters who naturally would be looking for solid leadership and
direction from among those at the top, back-stabbing was the order
of the day as political gymnastics played out.
On the night of his jailing, there was an ugly confrontation be-
tween supporters of political leader Winston Dookeran, who was
banned from the head table, and those supporting a faction of the
executive who eventually picked Kamla Persad-Bissessar to replace
Panday as the country's official Opposition Leader.
According to Warner, one of the UNC's deputy political lead-

ers, those who were not at the
head table were not approved by
Panday from his jail cell.
Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj
was most present at the head
table, later speaking to the small
crowd about the criminal injus-
tice done to Panday.
A couple days later, Warner
said that much bleeding will have
to take place in the UNC, but
necessary bleeding before the
party could heal.
The question is when will
the bleeding end and when will the healing begin and what will be
the fallout? Another splinter party?
In contrast, the ruling People's National Movement (PNM)
continues to show a high level of maturity and cohesiveness even
though two ministers had to resign from government, one last year
and another this year when Police charged them with corruption,
Franklyn Khan has since resigned as Chairman of the party
and as the Works and Transport Minister and Eric Williams as the
country's Energy Minister.
Both continue to enjoy a parliamentarian's salary as elected
Why isn't the PNM in turmoil and bacchanal like the UNC?
The differences between the two parties have always been a healthy
respect for the PNM's executive and its leadership and dealing with
its problems internally.
The other major difference is that there is a separation of iden-
tities between the PNM and its leaders.
On the other hand, the UNC is Panday and Panday the UNC.
There's almost a cult-like reverence for Panday by successive
executives and by the people who surround him, looking for a sena-
torial position or being anointed for one of the safe constituencies
to guarantee them a seat in the parliament. Those who do not toe
the line are sidelined.
A large portion of the blame has to be put on Panday for the
constant bickering and cut-throat politics in the UNC because of
his continued public favouring of certain people over others.
So the ramblings will continue for a while longer, more
fallouts from the party, while the ruling PNM gears itself for
an election, either this year or next year, which it seems cer-
tain to win.

4/29/2006. 6:26 PM


8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 30, 2006

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By Watson'R. Denis

TODAY, the Caribbean re-
glon appears to us as a
confluence of peoples, cul-
tures, languages, religions,
diversified economies and
plural political ideologies -
in short, a veritable mosaic of
This cultural identity has
been woven over the course of
the last five centuries. To a large
extent, it is the result of
:olonisation and slavery, which

occasioned a large movement of
international migration, volun-
tary and forced, across the Car-
ibbean Sea. This sea itself has
been the casualty of a series of
wars and confrontations be-
tween powers who have sought
political and maritime hege-
mony in the region. It is in this
sense that the Dominican histo-
rian, Juan Bosch, characterized
the Caribbean Sea as an "impe-
rial frontier". In effect, the Car-
ibbean Sea, from the time that
we call the Modern Era to the

present, has been a geopolitical
sea of primary importance. All
of the seas of the world have a
geopolitical importance. How-
ever, the geopolitical value of
the Caribbean Sea is noteworthy
in more than one way. Since the
16th century, the Caribbean Sea
has been a prestigious posses-
sion for any state with a certain
influence in international rela-
tions. From the moment any
State comes to dominate the
Caribbean Sea, it is promoted to
the status of a world power.

Over the course of the
last five centuries, the battle
for the domination of the
Caribbean Sea has been
fiercely contested.
After the events of the
"Discovery", Spain dominated
the entire Caribbean Sea, and
consequently, the whole of
South America. This domination
was enshrined in the Treaty of
Tordesillas, signed in 1494, be-
tween Spain and Portugal, and
with the Catholic Church as me-
diator. Spanish domination

lasted for the whole 16th cen-
tury. At the beginning of the
17th century, Spanish hege-
mony in the region began to be
questioned by various European
monarchs. For example, the
French king,
Frangois Ist de-
clared, "Can
anyone show
me the testa- .Caril

ban-Spanish-American War
(1895-1898), which signalled
the end of Spanish presence
in the Caribbean, the USA
took advantage. In the 20th
century, the Caribbean Sea

The G greater

bbean This W~eek

ment of Adam

that excludes
me from sharing [the Carib-
bean]?" a direct allusion to the
Treaty of Tordesillas. From
then, the monarchs of the Old
Continent did all they could to
encourage, by any means, so-
called voyages of discovery in
the New World. England,
France, Holland, Sweden, Den-
mark... set off resolutely in the
race. Certain countries fared
better than others. It followed
that during the rest of the 17th
century, the Caribbean Sea was
an open battlefield among Euro-
pean powers who wanted a slice
of the Caribbean cake. During
the 18th century, two main
forces emerged: France and En-
gland. In the 19th century, En-
gland became the undisputed
master of the seas, with total
control of the Caribbean, and of
an infinity number of islands
and territories across'the length
of the Caribbean littoral.
At the end of the 19th
century, new powers such as
Germany and the United
States of America would look
for a strategic foothold in the
Caribbean Sea. Finally, the
USA won out. After the Cu-

came under American control.
From a strategic point of
view, this sea is considered as
the third frontier of the
As we can gather, the
Caribbean Sea has never
truly belonged to the Carib-
bean people who inhabit the
region. But we can appropri-
ate this great common heri-
tage over time. By the devel-
opment of political sover-
eignty and by appropriating
Caribbean space, the Carib-
bean will increasingly belong
to Caribbean people. Let us
begin appropriating Carib-
bean space by defending its
marine environment which is
continually degraded by the
wrongdoings of many. This is
the latest battle for the Car-
ibbean Sea, fought by its own
(Dr Watson Denis is Po-
litical Adviser at the Secre-
tarriat of the Association of
Caribbean States. The views
expressed are not necessarily
the official views of the
ACS. Feedback can be sent


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Caribibeanr diplomat who publishes widely on
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bhargo devasya dheemahi. Dhiyo yo nah pracho-dayaat.

On behalfofthe membership ofall the
Arya Samawj Mandirs and Families across Guyana,
the Central Execultive ofthe Gulyana Central Arya Samaj
and the Georgetowun Arya Samaj
would likheto extend ourbheartfelt sympathies
to Bab~en Santie Sawb, Rloger, Dev
and the entire Sawh Parivaar.
The Legacy ofthe Late Minister Satyadeo Sawh and
his family forever live on in our hearts and thoughts.
We would like you to know that we have kept youl
all tightly wrapped in our hearts. We abo pledge our
continued support and encouragement in the future.

Ye alo extend our symphathies to
the family of Curtis Robertson,
who was a dedicated and close fiend of the Sawh Family.

On behalfofthedrya Samaj in Guyana we extend
our sincere gratitude to all those who have reached
out to the family, and the Samaj during this period.
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The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for one Factory
Reconditioned or Second Hand Generator Set for La Bonne
Intention Estate Factory Powerhouse.

This equipment should be supplied in accordance with
speif ications and requirements detailed in the Tender

Bid closes Thursday, June 1, 2006.

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from the
Materials Manager at the address below:

Puch snM Manager nF tones
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Telephone N0.: (592)-222-2910, 3163
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term elections for Congress are

countries for their limited
subsidies (none of which is
agricultural) to continue un-
til 20118, and underscores that
in today's international trade,
like international politics,
powerful countries continue
to assert their own interests
while weak states remain at
their mercy.
(Responses to:

AMID trade quarrels between
the U.S. and the European
Union (EU) that caused the
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) to miss a deadline for
restarting stalled global trade
negotiations, nine Caribbean
Community and Common
Market (CARICOM) coun-
tries have petitioned the
WTO to extend their export
subsidy programmes to the
year 2018 saying that they
are "of great importance" to
their economic and financial
In a joint communication
presented on April 25th to the
WTO's Committee on Subsidies
and Countervailing Measures,
each of the 9 countries gave a
list of their subsidy programmes
with fiscal incentives (conces--
sions on corporate taxes and im-
port duties) being common to
The nine CARICOM coun-
tries are: Antigua and Barbuda,
Barbados, Belize, Dominica,
Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts-
Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent
and the Grenadines.
Pointing out that they ac-
count "for a miniscule share of
total world trade", the nine
CARICOM countries, along
with six others, including the
Dominican Republic, argued
that they need to continue to
subsidise investment to "ben-
efit from the positive aspects of
international liberalisation".
The WTO Committee de-
cided that the request for an ex-
tension will be considered in
October this year.
The CARICOM countries
are relying on a section of the
Agreement on Subsidies and
Countervailing Measures which
recognizes that "subsidies may
play an important role in eco-
nomic development programmes

of developing country mem-
Whether they will get the
extension in October is left to
be seen, but really it should be
automatic. Who, but the most
hard-line, would argue that these
small islands do not need to
subsidise investment? They are
obviously physically isolated,
face high transportation costs
for imports, and are restricted

It is pretty certain that
had the U.S. and the EU
settled their disagreements,
they would have acted to-
gether to agree deals with
large developing countries,
and small economies would
have faced even more require-
ments to end their limited
subsidies and open still fur-
ther their already open mar-
kets to the goods and services
of the industrialized nations.
Despite meetings over the
last three months between the
U.S., EU and a few large devel-
oping counties India and Bra-
zil in particular the WTO ne-
gotiations have been stalled
since last December's meeting of
trade ministers in Hong Kong.
Throughout the Hong Kong
meeting, the U.S. and EU were
vocal in their criticism of each
Other. Their disagreement stems
from their rivalry to sell their
agricultural products in each
other's markets and globally.
For decades, both the U.S.
and the EU have subsidized
their farmers to the tune of
US$1 billion a day to the detri-
ment of the farming communi-
ties of developing countries.
Their agricultural exports bear
little relation to the costs of
production, and contribute to
the inability of the farmers in
developing countries to compete
in the global market. Little
wonder, therefore, that poverty
in agricultural communities in
developing countries has in-

To save the WTO ministe-
rial meeting in Hong Kong last
December, the EU's Trade
Commissioner, Peter
Mandelson, announced that the
EU had decided to phase out its
agricultural subsidies by the
year 2013. He did so at the last
minute and on a signal from an
EU Heads of Government con-
ference that bitterly debated the
issue and ended with a compro-
mise chiefly between France,
which wanted to keep the sub-
sidies, and Britain which urged
their elimination.
In any event, the U.S., Bra-
zil, Australia and others wanted
the EU subsidies gone by 2010
so they were not exactly thrilled
by the EU announcement
which, as it turned out, was not
unconditional the EU stated
that its elimination of subsidies
was subject to an end to U.S.
food aid and export credits.
For its part, the U.S. Trade
Representative's Office, then
headed by Robert Portman,
pointed out that EU agricultural
subsidies are three times the
level given by the U.S. to its
Now, the quarrel over re-
ducing farm subsidies has been
caught up in mid-term elections
for the U.S. Congress. Both Re-
publicans and Democrats are
far from anxious to tell the
farming communities that they
will support any plans to cut
Equally, in the EU, while
the declaration has been made
that agricultural subsidies will be

phased out by 2013, no coun-
try particularly France has
made an effort to reduce subsi-
dies in any way.
So, local political survival is
now determining international
action. And, in these circum-
stances the world is unlikely to
see any real movement in the
WTO negotiations for more
trade rules until the U.S. mid-


fr~om concessionary financing
from international financial insti-
tutions. If their governments do
not offer incentives for invest-
ment, they would get very little
and certainly not enough to sup-
port their development needs
including providing new em-
In the meantime, they can
breathe a sigh of relief that the
United States and the EU failed
to narrow their differences over
agricultural subsidies so as to al-
low negotiations to proceed on
April 30th for new global trade
rules at the WTO. Mr Pascal
Lamy, the Director-General of
the WTO, was forced to an-
nounce that differences were
too wide to risk calling the

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1. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana has receivedd a loan from the Inter-Anberican
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Basic Education Access & Management Support (BEAMS) Programme.
It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied fo eligible payments under the Contiact for
services.: I
2. The Ministry acting on behalf of the Governn ent of Guyana nwiniesutbeqafednivuasnGyna
and the II)B member countries to submit their applications for the positions mentioned below:

The successful individuals will be employed under Component 1 Sub Component 003 and will be
responsible for one of the following Regions: 1 7, 8 or 9

Applicati ons willI be eval uated am ong other criteria a as foillowh:
i AcademiclProfessional Qualifications
li Relevant Specific Experience

3. Terms of Reference for the Master Trainers can be uplifted from the BEAMS Project Implementation Unit, Lot 109
Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown. Telephone No. (592) 226-3332 or (592) 225-4646 between 08:30 -
\ 11:30 am and 1:30 3:30 pm Mondays to Fridays, except on public holidays.
b. SC3RIPT WRITERS for the Moth RardiolInstruction for Sc'hools
i Three (3) Full-Time
ii Between Five (5) to Ten (10) Part-Time

4.: Terms of Reference for the Script Writers can be uplifted from the BEAMS Project Implementation Unit, Lot 109
Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown or from the DEIL) NCERD, Lot 3 Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown.
Telephone No. (592) 223-0927/28

5. Selected applicants for the position of Script Writers woibld be required to attend a Workshop from which final
selection will be made. Applications for both positions muqt include detailed Curriculum Vitae.

a. All applications must be enclosed in an envelope and be addressed to the Chairman, National
Procurement & Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance Building, Lot 40 Main & Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown.

b. Atrthle top left hand corner of the envelope must be marked BEAMS followed by the position bei ng applied

c. Applications must then be deposited in the Tender Box of the National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board at the address given above on or before Tuesday, May 16, 2006.

d. Applications will be opened at a public ceremony i n the Boardroom of the National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 09:00 hours in the presence of those applications or
their representatives who choose to attend.

Permanent secretary
Ministry of Education



Mur. Andrew Ramcharran formerly of
Section D' Middleton Street ,
Campbellville, Georgetown,

Mr. Ghirdare Seonarain formerly of
Crane Village, West Coast Demera ra, and

MS. Cheryl Greenidge formerly of
57 Fifth Street Albertto wn,
Ge0fget0wn,are asked to contact the
Legal Division at Guyana Revenue
Authority, 357 Lamaha & Easti
Streets, Georgetown, immediately, in
pefSOn Of On the following telephone
numbers 226-1256 or 227-8609.

Khurshid Sattaur
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also overtake America's. Within
twenty years Raissia and Brazil
will each have more cars than
Japan. We are headed for a
billion-car world (unless all the
wheels fall off first), and that
means permanently high oil
Good. If th~e oil price
rises gradually irom $70 to
$100 over the\next five
years, people and
governments will start
paying serious attention to
energy conservation and
alternate energy sources
(including r nuclear
energy). The sooner that
happens, the less extreme
the global warming that we
will have to .contend with
as the century progresses.
But if the oil price leaps to
$100 or more in one swift
jump we will have the
mother of all recessions,
and then there will be a
desperate shortage of
funding for developing
alternative sources of
A U.S. attack on Iran is not
the only threat to oil prices. If
the markets should, ever
coll"civ"l dcde tdha "p ak
supply of oil is heading for
actual decline, tlk price would
soar out of sight overnight. The
oil companies and the
governments of OPEC reassure
us that oil reserves are ample to
cover consumption at the
current rate of woild economic
growth for decades to come, but
they would be saying that
whether it was true or not, and
there is reason to suspect that
it is not.

By Gwynne Dyer

Whatever his long~er-term
plans, President Bush. is
unlikely to attack Iran before
the mid-term Congressional
elections in November, for three
of the last four global recessions
were triggered by a sharp rise in
the oil price. But even without
a Gulf crisis, the oil price will
only stabilise at a price a good
deal higher than now, because
the major players in the market
understand the long-term trends.
Transient events like the
Iran crisis and the political
unrest in Nigeria (which has cut
that country's exports by a
quarter) drive the daily
movements in the oil price, but
the underlying supply situation
is so tight that oil would stay
high even if Nigeria turned into
Switzerland and Iran opted for
unilateral disarmament. "On
production, there is nothing we
can do. [OPEC, the
Organisation of Petroleum
Exporting Countries, is] already

producing at maximum output,"
said Abdullah al-Attiyah,
Qatar's Oil Minister.
This is not about "peak
oil," the notion that we are
already at or near the point
where total global oil
production reaches its
maximum and begins a long
decline. That may well be
true, but the present price
rise is just about rising
demand for oil ias the big
developing Icountries,
especially the Asian ones, lift
large parts lof their
populations into ithe middle
Middle-class people buy
cars. They also rpn their air
conditioners all summer, and
take holidays abroad, and do
other things that have big
implications for total energy
consumption, but (bove all they
buy cars. For the foreseeable
future most of the cars they
buy will run on some form of

refined oil.
The rising demand that
drives the oil price up does not
just come from the middle-class
Americans (and, increasingly,
Europeans) who insist on
driving enormous SUVs with
macho names like 'Raider',
'Devastator', and 'Genocidal
Exterminator'. It also comes
from the new middle class of
unassuming Chinese, Indian,
Russian and Brazilian families
who only want a modest family
car for the school run and the
weekend. There are just so
many of them. This is the first
big price rise that has been
caused by rising demand rather
than some temporary
rinterruption of supply.
Goldman Sachs also
predicted last year that in
twenty years' time there will be
more cars in China than in the
United States about 200
million of them. Ten years after
that, India's car population will

WELCOME to the world of
$70-per-barrel oil. That's if
there is no crisis in the Gulf
over lran's nuclear ambitions.
If there is, then get ready for
$140 a barrel. Oil briefly
breached the $70 barrier
eight months ago, but this
time it is going up for good.
Exactly one year ago the
investment bank Goldman
Sachs put out a paper
suggesting that the "new range"
within which oil prices iill
fluctuate is $50-$105 per barrel.
(The old range, still used by
most of the oil industry when
deciding if a given investment
will be profitable, was $20-
$30.) The price could surge ivell
past the upper end of the
Goldman Sachs range if the
United States actually does
launch military strikes against
Iran, but i~t's going- up
permanently anyway.

Never mind the geology.
Just consider the fact that iii the
years 1985-1990, when
OPEC's declared reserves grew
by massive 300 billion barrels,
no major new oilfields were
brought into production. The
"growth" was achieved by
recalculating existing reserves,
and the incentive for
exaggeration was provided by
OPEC's decision to set
production quotas in proportion
to the total size of each
member's reserves. So over a
qua rne of he weleds'so tota

trillion barrels may be no more
than an accounting fiction.
The best we can hope for in
the coming years, therefore, is
a relatively slow and steady rise
in the oil price, rather than a
steep, fast rise that upsets
everybody's applecarts. The
party is definitely over.
(Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
publidhed in 45 countries.)




Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Civil Works Engineer will be directly responsible to and work under
the direction of the Civil Works Manager of the Health Sector
Development Unit.
The duties include site supervision of the day to day construction works
of health care facilities. He/She must ensure that works are being
executed in accordance with plans and specifications, provide quality
assurance, monitor the work programme and prepare mmnor reports on
work progress. Assist in the review of contractors valuations and hiaise
with supervising consulting staff.

Qualifications and experience:
*A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized
A minimum of three years experience on building construction
sites in the capacity ofClerk ofWorks, Inspector or Engineer.
Famihlarity with AutoCAD and Microsoft proj ect will be ail asset.

Details of the cluties for this position could be obtained from, and
applications addressed to:

The Civil Works Manager
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown.
Te~lNo. 226-6222/226-2425

Deadline far submission of applications is.May 22, 2006! at 3:30pin .


Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to undergo a
period of training as Management Trainees for possible absorption in a
dynamic organisation as follows:


Applicants must possess the Bachelor of Engineering Degree in
Mechanical Engineering.


Applicants must possess the Degree in Business/Public
Management/Administration or other related field.
Applicants must have strong communication skills, be highly motivated
and committed, in addition to being Computer literate.
Successful applicants would undergo a period of training, designed to
place them in Middle Management positions. They must be able to master
procedures very quickly and understand policy in order to lead a team
confidently upon completion of initial training period.
Applications must be sent to:
Vacancies For Management Trainees
Personnel Management
P.O.Box 1071

Deadline for submission ofapljication is Friday, M~ayi ?19 2006..~': .10!;r~

liv\e on less thian USS2 a day.
But democratic changes have
enabled people to protest ac-
tively on the streets against
their governments which failed
to solve their social and
economic problems.
These protests forced 11
elected presidents out of
office in the past 15
Clearly, more and
more Latiri Americans
feel that free-market po-
lices such as reducing
trade barriers, cutting
budget deficits and sell-
ing off state-run indus-
Stries all elements of the
"Washington consensus"
"-are not propelling their
countries' economies for-
ward fast enough. Apa-
per produced last month
by the Center for Economic and
Policy Research in Washington,
shows that between 1960 and
1980, when military rulers
largely held sway, the region's
per capital income jumped by 82
percent. By contrast, in the next
20 years, when Latin Americans
turned to democracy and free
markets, per capital income grew
by just nine per cent. Between
2000 and 2004, it grew by only
1 percent.

It is thecrefore no surprise
that the voters in the region, af`-
ter assessing the political
choices, are abandoning the cen-
tre-right political parties and
choosing leftist leaders who do
not follow the "Washington
consensus", but who, generally
want to maintain economic links
with the developed world.
But even in making
choices in elections, apathy is
growing. Overall, people have
participated well in fair elec-
tions which show a 70 per
cent average turnout. While in
some countries, voting is
compulsory, in others in-
creasing numbers of disillu-
sioned voters stay away. In
the February 5 presidential
election, Costa Rica experi-
enced its lowest turnout with
only 65 per cent of the vot-
ers casting their ballots. And
in the recent Peruvian parlia-
mentary elections, the blank
ballots accounted for the larg-
est proportion (29 per cent)
of the "votes".
With the advance of democ-
racy, political violence, except in
Colombia, has waned. But drug
trafficking across the northern
South America, Central America
and the Caribbean has bred an-
other dangerous brand of violent

criminals, somec of whom are
nlow connected to forces deter-
mnined toundermine democratic
Across the region, armies
have become smaller and
they are now less openly in-
volved in politics. Yet, with
the escalating violent crime,
many of the "re-organised"
armies and police forces of-
ten are unable or unwilling to
enforce the law. As a result,
murders, kidnapping and
drug-related crimes have mul-
tiplied, leaving citizens living
in fear. Currently, with 25.1
murders per 100,000 inhabit-
ants, the Latin America and
the Caribbean region has the
highest murder rate in the
The U.N. 2004 report con-
fidently states: "The deficits
and pitfalls of democracy
should not make us forget
that we have left behind the
fears of assassination, forced
disappearances and torture."
With the assassination of the
Guyanese minister, the au-
thors may have to re-assess
their views since at least one
of these dangers has reared
its ugly head again.
(The writer is Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela)

HE brutal assassina-
tion of Guyana's Ag-
~riculture M/inister
Satyadeow Sawh on April
22 marks a dangerous turn-
ing point against political
democracy in the country.
The state is being
destabilised by violent
crime which has shown
strong signs of being
politicised. What the
Anglophone Caribbean
sees as not being unusual
in some Latin American
countries seems to be tak-
ing root in the Guyanese
society. As the CARICOM
Foreign Ministers stated on
April 24 in their condem-
nation of the assassina-
tion, "Such acts of vio-
lence have no place in the
democratic culture of the
region and undermine the
political, economic and so-
cial stability of the coun-
tries of the community."
Growing violent crime has
become a most dangerous men-
ace to the democracies in this
hemisphere. It is chasing away
people, discouraging invest-
ments and driving fear in
people, many of whom now
openly clamour for iron-fisted
governments to deal with this

situnnoiin Demnocratic govern-
mnents a~re too "soft", they say.
Interestingly, a 2004
U.N. survey of democracy in
18 Latin American countries
showed that a majority of
people would willingly sup-
port an authoritarian regime
in exchange for economic
progress and better security.
In the introduction to that re-
port, Dante Caputo, a former
Argentine foreign minister
wrote: "We have witnessed
the deepest and broadest ad-
vance of democracy since the
independence of our nations.
But what has been won is by
no means secure. Democracy
appears to be losing its vital-
ity. If it becomes irrelevant to
Latin Americans, will it be
able to resist the new dan-
The leaders of Latin Ameri--
can and Caribbean democracies
have to take heed of this situa-
tion. Many of their citizens feel
that representative democracy
has been disappointing. They
are becoming disenchanted be-
cause they think the current po-
litical system is failing to gen-
erate widespread prosperity, re-
duce crime or close the wide gap
between rich and poor.
The Secretary General of

the O)regnisaltion~ oi Americln
States. Jose MigueYlC Insulza.
recognisingthis problem. stated
recently: "We have democratic
governments. What we don't

have are government institutions
able to deliver what the people
really want. That is why democ-
racy is in doubt today in Latin
In Latin America and the
Caribbean, broad political free-
doms exist side by side with
widespread poverty. Crime is
now cancerous and corruption is
wreaking havoc on the social
fabric. Millions are unemployed
and nearly half of the people

Applicants must possess the Degree in Accountancy/or
qualification from a recognized institution.


4/29/2006, 6:33 PM

12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 30, 2006

Invitation for Expressions of Interest for

Procurement of Consulting Services

MiniStr y of Agriculture
Agricultural Support Services Programme
Date of Invitation: 30h April. 2006
Loan No: LO 1558 / SF-GY
Invitation for Expressions of Interest No: ASSP/07/2006

1.This Invitation for Expressions of Interest for Consulting Services follows the General
Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in the Devielopment Business. Issue No. 639
dated 30'h September. 2004.
2.The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank towards the cost of the Agricultural Support Services Progranune
(ASSP) and it intends to apply part of: the proceeds of this Loan to payments under the
contract for consulting services for the supervision of civiil works in the following two
(2) Packages:
OPackage No.1:.(ASSP/02(a)/2005)- Vergenloegen7/Bon~asika and Den Amstel/Fellowship.
OIPackage No. 3: (ASSP/02(c)/2005) Golden GroveVictoria and Cane Grove.
3.The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana now invites eligible Consulting
Finns with experience in the supervision of rehabilitation works in drainage and irrigation
systems to express interest in providing the services described above. The estimated duration
of the consulting services is eighteen (18) months.
4.Expressions of Interest should have a maximlun of ten (10) pages and must provide infor
mation to establish that the consultant is qlualified to perf~onn the services (general information
of the fmnn and infonnation on similar supervision projects in Guyana and similar countriess.
5.Interested eligible Applicants mnay obtain f~urher infonnation from the Pennan7ent Secretary.
Mivliistry of Agriculture at Address I below\ from the date of pulblication of this notice and
during nonnmal working hours.
6.Expressions of Interest must bc deposited in the Tender Box located at the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Boarld at Address 2 below\ on7 or bef`ore 9:00 am on 01
Tuesday:. May 23. 2006. Late Expressions of Intercst shall not be considered. It is not necessary
to submnit Expressions of Interest in person as they may~ be sent by. mail. Nevertheless. the
Ministry of Agriculture w\ill not be responsible if those are not received before th~e date and
time indicated for reception.
7.The Expressions of Inteest will be opened in a public act at the National Procurement and
Tender Admninistration Board at Addrecss 2 below\ as shorlyb as possible after 9.00( a.m. on
Tuesday. May 231. 2006.
8.The Government of Guyan~a w\ill not be responsible for an! costs or exrpenses incurred by
Applicants in1 connection with the preparation or delivery~ of the Expressions of interest.
9).Applicants will be advised in1 due course of the result of their Expressions of Interest.
Onlyl Applicants shortlisted ~under this process lidll be invited to submit proposals.



th~e public is invited to a lecturre on

Guyana A Historical interpretation:
From Earliest Times to British


Professor Wtintston MC~c~owan, AA
Walter Rodnteyl Ch~air, Unliversity of Guyanar

Thl/uuTkday May 4, 2006
1 7:00hl
Nationacl Libvrary Audtitorium~t
ikO/Irt & ClTlrCl? Streets, Georgetown

Pernme~lnct Secre~tary T
Ministry\ ofAgriculture

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armed elements with an agenda to fracture unity
and derail the nation from its path of stability and
security. The intellectual authors of this type of
organised violence hope to create anarchy. They
want to take the country down an irretrievable
path of destruction. But in tribute to those who
were assassinated, particularly Minister Sawh, we

up or shut up.
This is the time for a na-
tional response, a united and
loud voice of condemnation
along with demands for firm,
immediate and full and ap-
propriate action against the
assassins. The security
forces are expected to do
what it takes to get those
who ordered and imple-
mented this and other acts of
terrorism on the people of
Guyana. The President has
pledged all the resources and
wherewithal needed. There is
no room for excuses. This is
not the time for ambivalence.
The international commu-
nity is known for its absolute
intolerance of such dastardly
attacks on the State and de-
mocracy. Guyana had, hours
after the assassination, en-
gaged friendly countries to
seek assistance to hunt down
and apprehend these merci-
less agents of violence and
terrorism. We can recall the
swift and complete response
by the U.N. and various gov-
ernments to the assassination
of the former Prime Minister
of Lebanon, Mr. Hariti. No
doubt, a strong reaction and
offers of help will flow to the
Guyanese law enforcement
There must be no compro-
mise: the assassins and their
masters must be brought to jus-
tice quickly.
Until the armed agents and
their intellectual sponsors of ter-
rorism and instability are cap-
tured, assaults on our democ-
racy and efforts to derail the
country's path to another free
and fair elections could con-
But we must not give in
to the armed gangs and their
agents. The nation, all peace-
loving citizens and defenders
of democracy must soldier
on. We recalll attacks on coun-
tries such as the U.S.. UK,
Spain, Russia, and India, to
name a few but it did not
weaken those nations' re-
solve to protect their democ-

racy and security. We must
heed the call of our Head of
State, just hours after the as-
sassination: "...speak to
your friends, speak to your

remind us in no uncertain
terms that as a people we
collectively condemn vio-
lence and assaults on our de-
mocracy. Our people will sol-
dier on for democracy,
peace and development.
That is also a clear sign
that we will not fall into
the trap of the assassins
and their masters of yio-
lence and destruction.
SPeople have ignored
the wicked rumours
about the motives) of
the political assassina-
tion circulating espe-
cially on the Internet by
certain operatives and
the lunatic fringe on cer-
tain talk shows. The
Internet is being used as
a vehicle to desecrate
the life and work of the
~A fallen martyr of peace
and democracy and to
distract attention from the
real perpetrators and their co-
conspirators. Guyanese are
too seasoned and steeled in
their resolve to protect de-
mocracy. The nation will not
be sidetracked from ensuring
smooth Elections and with-
stand the agents of destruc-
tion, armed and unarmed.
In the days ahead, I am
sure our people will not al-
low themselves to be misled.
They would expect action and
tangible security results from
our lawmen and women. As
I write this viewpoint on
Thursday (April 27), I recall
that it was exactly 53 years
ago since our people first
elected their own govern-
ment. This right, this free-
dom, and the sacrifices of our
fore parents we must pre-
There is no giving up.
Let us make our commit-
ment to peace and democ-
racy palpable. Together we
must brave this tragedy,
ensure the murderers pay
for their crimes. All must
be soldiers to keep Guyana
on the path of unity, peace
and prosperity.

hind the scene, it means
telling your party members
and political supporters
that there is no space for
ambiguity in our judgment
of the murderers who car-
ried out this act and oth-
ers of recent months."
The emphasis is on those
who are genuinely concerned.
There are a certain few who
say the nice and appropriate
statements for the cameras
and the international commu-
nity. And when it is time to
walk the walk, they are either
silent or attack the measures
by the government and the
security forces to preserve
law and order and enhance
security. I say to them put

must not let them do so.
The President appealed
to the nation not to fall
prey to the agents of vio-
lence and destruction. He
further extended an invita-
tion to all political leaders
who are genuinely con-
cerned about the peace and
stability of the State and
the security and well being
of its entire people. "I call
on every single elected

politician in this country
to join with me in stating
unequivocally, without ca-
veat, in a clear and loud
voice, that you stand for
democracy, for the rule of
law, and for the promotion
of a peaceful and prosper-
ous Guyana. This is not
just about rhetoric saying
one thing in public and
doing something else be-

colleagues, and speak to your
neighbours. Make it clear to
them that you are part of
Guyana's noble response to
this attack, that you will not
tolerate any division among
our people, that you will
support the police and secu-
rity forces as they seek to rid
our society of this evil, and
that you will not allow fear
to take over your lives."
To surrender to the
agents of organised violence
is to forfeit our dignity, love
for this country and give up
all we fought for as a people
since the 1763 slave rebel-
lion. We have seen in other
countries and from the his-
tory of strong nations, that
when a democracy emerges
from the shadows of repres-
sion, there are those existing
with undemocratic and de-
monic tendencies, who repre-
sent a bygone cra of that
country's life, will attempt
to undermine it and reverse
the process. This must be
guarded against!
The huge crowds of all
ethnicity, religion and all
walks of life at the four trib-
utes for the slain Minister,

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PILGRIM BEQUEST: John Pilgrim (second left) son of renowned Guyanese musician Billy
Pilgrim hands over his father's artifacts to Tamika Boastwain (left) Administrator (Ag) of the
National Museum.
An accomplished musician, who was one of the architects of the first Caribbean Festival of
Arts, Pilgrim died earlier this month and was buried last week.

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members of CARICOM, the
two countries share a
commitment to work towards
the success of regional

full advantage of this
According to Harper, the
implementation of the National
Development Strategy and the
Poverty Reduction Strategy
Programme by the Guyana
Government shows of their
commitment to improving the
quality of life of Guyanese.

An important component
of this is the implementation of
an Information and
Communications Technology

According to Harper, there
are a number of persons from
other regional states who have
made Grenada their home and
are contributing to national
"The CARICOM Single
Market and Economy will
formalise this movement of
people that has been a part of
the culture of the Region for
years," she -aid.
Governor General of
Grenada, His Excellency Sir
Daniel Williams, in accepting
her credentials said that from
colonisation to Independence,
the two countries have enjoyed
good relationships which have
continued until today.
He added that the two
countries are part of a sub-
region which has common
economic pursuits.
Harper currently serves as
Director General, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Guyana's
Ambassador to CARICOM and
Guyana's High Commissioner
to Barbados and Trinidad and

GUYANA'S newly appointed
High Commissioner to
Grenada, Ms. Elisabeth
Harper at her accreditation
ceremony on April 25, urged
the Grenadian private sector
to explore investments and
joint ventures in Guyana as
the countries seek to
strengthen their bilateral

"We wish to invite the
Grenadian private sector to
explore investments and joint
ventures in Guyana," she said,
adding that the physical road
link with Brazil provides the
opening for the Caribbean to
markets in South America. She
invited the private sector to take

integration. Through
this process, she
said, the
structure has been
deepened by the
consolidation of
bilateral ties
between its member

this regard, the

(ICT) policy. The ICT policy
aims at improving the country's
ability to increase
competitiveness, attract
investors, and enhance the
delivery of services particularly
in the areas of health, education
and environmental protection.
"In this regard, Guyana is
fully committed to the
Caribbean Knowledge Learning
Network initiative which is
being spearheaded b~y Grenada
within the context of Prime
Minister Mitchell's lead
portfolio in CARICOM on
Science and Technology," she
She pointed out that as


Government of Guyana views
the appointment of an
accredited representative as a
step towards enhancing.the
profile of its relations with
She told the gathering that
if CARICOM is to be
successfully integrated into the
new global economy, the
stabilisation and changes of the
economies which CARICOM
Governments are striving to
achieve must be given priority.
This, she said, is in the face of
inevitable changes in trading
relations and market

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4/29/2006. 9:19 PM

To the family of the late
and others who died so

tragically last Saturday
morm ng.

Our prayers are with you

From the Chairman, Board

Managers and Staff of the

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abye' when hapeleaving," she
Accvordng to Hay woodu
neihe her husbfand' nhor Minis
ter awhan his lcsiblinehegos de-
sokervedy toiethero way theydd
"He waos silk al famil mdan,
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uti ght," she soraid ofy theinis
tyer. Shhe realedthat sherhs
bndhe his hstepathenr AgaKhn,
att ack and his stihsptlins ed,
an he minisker anhs family mn
had aspecimal wokng relation-v
"Fromt~ the taimeb that manis
boug ht thcat house, her give
Curt, is sthe kteys Aan todhim
th at he couldbded in the hm
wn he never they were noti
ther, sesad
"Chris tmatime, the tw of
Cuthem always had thed biggs
baskts she said, adding thatom
the Swsnever te waned any-

body else around them except
Robertson and Khan.
Sawh's other brother

to theemember when he came
~w analast Chita.ewas

Hlygetting bigger and heneedtotr
At his fune al service on

the Gu aa Rice Pro seer Ao-
sociation, Mr. Dharamkumar
Seeraj in his tribute said that
Robertson's boyishness and jo-
vial manner may have been some
of the qualities that attracted
him and the late Minister Sawh
to each other, since they were
very much alike in those as-
Haywood was visited by
officials from the Ministry of
Human Services and Social Se-
curity on Friday and the
Guyana Relief Council and the
Government also helped with
the funeral expenses.
She faces an uphill task
of taking care of eight chil-
dren but she intends to take
things one day at a time.

sured that his family was well
taken care of, Haywood said.
He also cared for two of her chil-
dren from a previous union.
Understandably, when she
first got the news, shock and
disbelief overwhelmed her since
she had spoken to him less than
two hours earlier.
"When Iheard, Iholler ouit
'Father God, give me faith!' I
just could not believe it. As long
as he reached the workplace, I
used to think that he was safe.
I never thought about bandits
and so on," she said.
With the acknowledgement
that everyone must die at some
point, Haywood said that what
makes her angry is the manner
in which her husband passed on.
"I didn't do nothing
much since he died; like I~just
sitting around and I still can't
believe it. I am just at home."

Haywood, 33, said that her
husband always treated her like
a queen.
"He used to come off at
Lamaha and walk all the way to
Kingston where I used to'work
and come and pick me up in the
morning." She said that the two
would then walk to the market,
pick up fruits and vegetables for
the children and head home.
Haywood added that
Robertson would even accom-
pany her to the salon. She re-
called that it was only the
Thursday before he died that he
took her to have her hair
"He would help wash, cook
and we would even go to the
market together and I never had
woman problems with Curtis",
she said, adding that he was full
of life and had lots of plans.
According to Haywood,

three others wounded. Sawh, his
brother Rajpat and sister
Pulmatie Persaud were all shot
to death. The fourth person was
the security guard, Curtis
Rehanna Haywood was
Robertson's reputed wife for
more than 13 years.
Yesterday, she sat with the
Sunday Chronicle at the home
they shared at Lot' 59 Cross
Street, Werk-en-Rust in the city,
and gave an insight into the jo-
vial, hardworking, dedicated
family man Robertson was.

Haywood said she was in-
troduced to Robertson by an
aunt who worked next door to
the Strategic Action Security
"He was always telling my
aunt, who worked next door
that he needed a good woman to
take care of him. One day she
introduced us and we became
friends until now," she said.
At 37, Robertson was the
father of six boys -. Stephon,
13, Devon, 8, Curtis Jnr. 7,
Triston, 5, Mark, 4 and Kevin,
14 months old. He always en-

By Shawnel Cadjoe
AROUND 23:00 h on April 21
last, Rehanna Haywood
called her husband, Curtis
Robertson on his cellular
phone to check in with him,
unaware that it was the last
time she would hear his
Less than two hours later,
gunmen launched a murderous
attack on the.home of Acting LL
Agriculture Minister Mr.
Satyadeow Sawh, leaving four
persons and a dog dead and

However, from Thursday
that will change since she in-
tends to head back to work.
"I got to pay the bills; is
not two salaries coming in any
more. I've got to make a move."
According to Haywood,
coping will be hard, since she is
yet to come to grips with the
cruel hand that fane has dealt her.
"I don't know how I will
pick up the pieces. I feel weak
now and sometimes I feel like
nothing matters, but I got to
try. When he was around, l used
to feel secure and full of life..."
But she is willing to try for
her children's sake.

Curtis was dedicated to his fnn-
ily and went all out to ensure
that they were happy.
"Everyone in his home
must be happy and comfort-
able; that was what mattered
most to him. He would buy
pizza or KFC and we would
eat it as one," she said."If
Minister gives him a piece of
chicken, be brings it down
and says 'you eat'."
"I would collect his whole
pay cheque. You know some
men would hide off the money?
Curtis would never do that.
Where you gon find people like
him now?"




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on its ;oulnes he .again c Phe Foemus~ter us: IILsh hppedLd.,nd rslusedl~ I o Ilulse dn,
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seculrity measures aire bing discussed to change the wa 3! n w hich
the GPOC co-nduits buslne~ss. He called ion reside~nts Io play a
greater role m protecting the Colrporation's ajsrset
Meanwhule, lbe Jon and da~ughter-in-law of a top e~xecuive
of beverage giant. Banks DIR. Azam Khan werez robbed of a
small quantity of money at their D'Agular Park home last
Friday afternoon.
The Sunday Chronicle w'as unable to make contact witlh the
victims of the robbery but sources within Banks DBI said the
incident occurred between 15:30 hrs and 16:00 brs.
It is believed that the armed bandits jumped over the
back fence of D'Agular's Park.

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JEAN Lowry centree) shares a joke with Dr. Dinlidial

SAnd so it was back to the Savannah Inn. Again, Linda Khan
opened her doors, and Munish said selected women were taught how
to clean their homes and what a "home" environment should look
like. .
They went back and the massive operation started to clean the
houses. The men, too, chipped in, he says, making tables to place
food items, instead of on the ground.
Munish says the project has helped reduced cases of death due
to diarrhoea and the people have built up resistance to cold, flu and
other common ailments.

Stories by Neil Marks
SHULINAB in South Central Rupununi is called "the last
It is the last Macushi-speaking village, located some 35 miles
from Lethem, the central administrative district of Region Nine.
Shulinab greets you with giant mango trees, much of the fruitage
of which I later learn go to waste, thatched roof houses, sprawling
benabs, and healthy, smiin faces.
But hold on, kitchen gardens? It is probably one of the most
unique things about an Amerindian village, where farms are common,
but certainly not kitchen gardens of bora, callaloo and the like.
It is one of the success stories of the South Central Peoples De-
velopment Association, SCPDA, (pronounced Sip-da) which has
pioneered the development of the health and hygiene of the people
of the 10 core villages within this savanannah bloc since 1991.
Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA) through its Building Community Capacity Project, the
SCPDA office at Shulinab oversees the work in all the 10 communi-
Here, Munish Persaud is revered as father and mentor. Working
for the Canadian donor agency, he has been with SCPDA from the
inception and has become endeared to the people. He overflows with
enthusiasm about SCPDA, he wants its success to be known, so not
just the Canadians, but other donors as well, can put their money
into these communities.
He is not wrong when he boasts thatSCPDA has been well man-
aged and is perhaps one in just a few Non-Governmental
Organizations that has not tieglected any of the some 840 house-
holds in the 10 villages it operates in,
Munish helps me tie my hammock at the Shulinab ~Primary
School. It is where he would be spending the night also, along with
other officials from CIDA and BCCP. Mark Mostovac, CIDA head
of mission, is here too. A new project, costing more than G$12M is
being launched.

Munish takes a "five" to let me in a bit on SCPDA, just before
he runs off to a huge benab where they are getting ready. to put on
the first South Central Day.
The kitchen garden' story is amazing, he tells me. Traditionally,
the people did not eat farmed, green vegetables. They simply did
not know about it, moreso prepare it to eat. So a plan was set in
motion to improve the nutrition of the people.
It started with 10 vegetable farms in the communities, including
school plots, which were established for demonstration and training
pq et e project started, 20 persons were taken to the Savannah
Inn guest house, where businesswoman Linda Khan opened up her
kitchen to show the women how to prepare the vegetables. Once
they knew, it was back to the communities, cooking up weekly feasts
for the community. This proved to be genius;'tie people started ask-
ing for vegetables-
"'This is what we wanted," Munish lights up, "so instead of giv-
ing them vegetables, we said: 'Why not start your own garden?' and
so it happened."
Seeds were provided and the communities came together to till
the soil, learn new gardening techniques, planted a variety of veg-
etables, and reap the benefits.
"This even proved to be a form of food security for them; we
didn't plan for that to happen, but it did. Because when they go
hunting and don't get anything, they have the vegetables to fall back
on," he says.
With the increase of family vegetable farms came an ex-
cess from the communal farms. This excess was distributed to
the schools, allowing a noon meal to be served to the children*
Through the project, the community also learned that the spray-
ing of homes had the added benef it of eliminating, not only mosqui-
toes, but also flies, roaches and other pests, which'improves hy-
c.!giene ,wtitbish~~ingh4641980 :t ' ;:.r .:. I'Asr ?e i, <

the organisation's ability to plan, implement, monitor and report on
projects. The results of the projects were all achieved and the imple-
mentation of these projects was timely and within the specified bud-
SCPDA also implemented two educational projects in 1995 and
1996. UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency
Fund) funded an "Upgrading Of Unskilled Teachers Tr-aining Pro-
grammer at a cost of G$550,000 in which 42 untrained teachers
were upgraded. In 1995, the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) funded a project to train 41 young women in typewriting
skills at a cost of $383,000. Some of these girls are currently em-
ployed by the regional administration.
All of these projects were managed by the executives of SCPDA
and were completed on time and within budget. Special attention
was paid to monitoring the performance of the projects towards
achieving results. All of the upgraded persons are still teaching and
two are attending the University of Guyana. Programmes and final
reports were completed and submitted as required.

WHEN Guyana Field Director of BCCP, Jean Lowry, called the
people who make up the communities of SCPDA "stars" at the first
South Central Day, she was indicating that CIDA would be with them
in the long run. The project was too good an example to just let go.
And so once again, with the help of CIDA, the people of the 10
communities will take up responsibility for improving their lives
while creating new opportunities for their families and communities.
A G$12.5M project to improve the protein intake of the people is
on the way.
CIDA Head of Aid, Mark Mostvac, further cements the project
when he praises the leadership and management of SCPDA. He tells
the scores gathered under the huge benab that it doesn't matter what
resources a commnity has the important thing is how those re-

SHULINAB communal garden used for demonstration,
The schools stressed food, nutrition and hygiene in their cur-
riculum, along with the distribution of one toothbrush and one tube
of toothpaste to each child. After the initial free distribution, stu-
dents were then asked to pay a portion of the cost to obtain a new
brush and toothpaste.'
Mini school shops were set up in all 10 communities for long-
term accessibility of hygiene supplies and these are still functioning.

However, SCPDA's first task was to ensure understanding and
cooperation among all' the villages and the households in those vil-
lages in dealing with malaria. Meetings were held in all villages and
within all the households on a one-on-one basis.
A Project Monitoring Commttee was established, consisting of
representatives of the various stakeholder groups, these being all com-
munities, households and the community health workers.
The women of the participating households were provided
Aith materials for making mosquito nets and then formed peer
support groups of threes in order to help one another in mak-
ing the nets.
Mosquito nets sewn by the ladies were treated with repellent,
and each household in the core communities was given two free
treated nets. Additional nets were made available for purchase to all
households within the SCPDA core communities at a nominal cost.
Each home was sprayed at least twice initially and then upon re-
quest for which a fee is charged.
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sources are managed. SCPDA has done the job and they deserve fur-
ther support.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr.
Dindial Permaul is excited about the project too. He tells the
people that the success of the previous SCPDA projects is testi-
mony to the good leadership of the organisation, and he com-
mends them for maintaining their sustainable relationship be-
tween them and the environment.

THE protein supply for the people in the South Central
Rupununi comes from fish-game animals, and cultivation of legumes.
Some persons rear domesticated anial which are sold to people
on the coast. Most residents of the South Central Rupununi cannot
afford to regularly purchase meat as they have limited, if any, money.
Shulinab, for example, is still largely, a barter economy.
The fish supply is seasonal, dependent upon rainfall patterns,
and is therefore usually only accessible for about six months of the
year. Game animals, a key resource, are being depleted rapidly due
to over hunting and are becoming more and more scarce. Access to
protein is therefore emerging as a key problem in the area.
One of the biggest assets' of the people of the South Central
Rupununi are the vast grasslands. The grass and the conditions are
very suitable for animal husbandry, particularly for ruminants.
In addition, there is a lot of fruit waste which is eaten by pigs.
Range fowls and ducks also thrive very well in this environment. A
few people from each community rear either poultry, sheep or fowls.
The Ministry of Ag~riculture and the National Agriculture Re-
search Institute (NARI) are seeking to expand animal rearing in the
savannahs. They provide support services to farmers. Their efforts
can be complemented if there is support to the wider community to
increase the number of animals they own. Currently, most of the
residents do not have the money to purchase animals. Co-ordina-
tion of efforts; among all stakeholders can also bring synergy to the
process and achieve good results for the residents.
Discussions with the residents and village councils revealed that
each village in South Central Rupununi has the capacity to rear sheep,
poultry and pigs as a means of improving the access of residents to
protein. There are residents who are knowledgeable about animal hus-
bandry. It is the villagers' ability to own these animals that is the

This project therefore seeks to ensure that families can access
stock animals and be supported in rearing these in a sustainable manner
to secure their protein supplies. Collaboration among all the stake-
holders will be promoted through provision of extension services and
disease control, while communities take responsibility for the
sustainability of the project anid in that way ensure a regular protein
The stakeholders in South Central Rupununi are very concerned
about the lack of protein andjalthough they are very willing to deal
with the problem, they do not have the means. People in the area
have come to recognize that to deal with this problem they must do
much more than just discuss it at council meetings. They must make
a concerted effort to reduce the problem. A partnership approach
between the commnities and all the stakeholders may be the solu-
tion to the problem.
This project aims to improve the response of residents of the 10

rmaul (left)at~the~firsti~tuth Central Day at Shulinab.

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03 2006


MUNISH Persaud assists a woman making a mosquito net.

villages of South Central Rupununi to deal with the problem of in-
adequate access to protein supplies. Achieving this objective will re-
quire increased action at the household level to acquire and rear live-
stock in an effort to improve protein access and intake. Training in
animal husbandry will be made available in each community.
Community management of the project will be ensured through
the strengthening and empowerment of existing village project com-
mittees in all communities. Support for these committees will be pro-
vided by the SCPDA Coordinator and the BCCP Phase II Team.
Implementation of the project will be based on a partnership be-
tween the SCPDA and its membership on the one hand and the re-
gional office of NARI on the other. The NARI officers were present
at one of the village consultations and have expressed a willingness
to participate in the process of project implementation.
NARI Director, Dr. Odho Homenauth, is in Shulinab too. He
signs a Memorandum of Understanding with SCPDA to support the
project in various ways. With the assistance of NARI, pamphlets
dealing with pig, sheep and poultry husbandry will be prepared and
distributed. These pamphlets will be based on the specific types of
livestock to be reared and the specific conditions of the Rupununi.
In addition, two members of the Village Project Committee (VPC)
of each village will be trained by NARI to function as voluntary com-
munity extension agents. These community extension agents in col-
laboration with the NARI and SCPDA officials will develop and
implement an extension programme for each village.
The project targets all of the approximately 840 households in
the 10 villages of South Central Rupununi.
SCPDA will also stock and sell common veterinary drugs as rec-
ommended by NARI. The money generated from the sale of the drugs
will be used to replenish the stock of drugs.
SCPDA will develop a draft agreement that will be signed
between the heads of each household and SCPDA. This agree-
ment will outline how each household will benefit and what
will be their obligations under the project. It will make clear
the responsibilities of the household with respect to issues such
as caring and securing the livestock, participation at extension
sessions, provision of information to the VPCs and the SCPDA
This agreement will then be discussed at village meetings with.
the beneficiaries including the Toushaus (Chiefs) and the village coun-
cil. Based on the inputs of the beneficiaries, the agreement will be
modified as required. An agreement will be signed with each house
hold desirous of participating. Livestock will then be procured and
distributed to beneficiaries under the supervision of the BCCP Phase
HI staff.
VPCs already exist in each of the villages of the catchment area.
This is the major mechanism through which SCPDA has
institutionalized the role of beneficiaries in project implementation
and monitoring. These VPCs have preformed at a very high level
over the past five years.
There will be a series of meetings during the first month of thg
project that will be aimed at updating the intended beneficiaries as
to the status of the project and to maintain their support and com-
mitment to its success.
The executives of SCPDA, and the VPCs will carry out continu-
ous activities aimed at motivating the participants and sustaining their
interest. At these meetings the importance of community participa-
tion will be stressed.
With support from BCCP Phase II staff, the VPCs will develop
a performance monitoring framework. They will also collect the
baseline data that will be used to measure the success of the project.
Members of these VPCs will ensure that residents are meeting their
obligations under the agreements they signed.
In cases where residents breach the agreement they will be re
ferred to the SCPDA executive for action.
SCPDA will develop a policy for dealing with residents who are
in breach. The VPCs w~ill~also ensure that~ all the strategies -atrticus

lated in the proposal are followed. Where changes are required, thesd
will be recommended by the VPCs to the SCPDA executives and
BCCP Phase II.
The executives of SCPDA will oversee the work of the Project
Coordinator and provide general direction in the implementation of
the project.
One of the conditions under which households will benefit un-
der this project is that each will be required, to return to SCPDA,.
within one year, two weaned lambs. These will be used to create an
SCPDA flock. The VPC in each village will be required to Use 50
per cent of this flock to redistribute to persons who demonstrated
commitment to making this project a success, more specifically by
adhering to their responsibilities as outlined in the agreement and in
their success in multiplying and caring for their stock.
The other 50 per cent of the SCPDA flock will be used as an
enterprise, guiaranteeing a steady flow of revenue to the org:anis~ation
so that the staff can be maintained to continue to monitor and ex-
pand on! the number of beneficiaries and size of the household flocks.
The linkages created and the MQUs signed will ensure that the
public officials (Toushaus and representative of NARI) will pladi a
permanent role in this regard. Food security continues to receive the
attention of the government; this has resulted in NARI getting in-
volved in this initiative, and they are keen to see it sustained.
Experience in South Central Rupununi has shown that there is a
high level of participation by both women and men. The opportuni-
ties for their meaningful participation is guaranteed by their culture
and customs. More women participated in the consultations than
men; however, the support for this project is equally strong for each
Where applicable, both the husband and wife of each household
will be required to sign an agreement with SCPDA outlining their
commitments for managing the livestock provided. This strategy will
serve to motivate them to participate more.
The VPC must have at least two women representatives. The
Project Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that space is
created for the meaningful participation of both women and men and
that steps are taken to sufficiently motivate them.

THE catchment area for this project is in the Rupununi savan-
nah. This is rich grassland but very few people ever see wild ani-
mals in it. Even domesticated ruminants, which are usually bountiful
in this kind of natural environment, are scarce. This scarcity arose
over the past 20 years, during which Guyana could not sell rumi-
nants from the savannahs due to a ban imposed by other countries
fearing foot and mouth disease.
As a result of this ban and the con~sequent lack of markets,
herders did not maintain their flocks and the largest ranch
dwindled from 60,000 head of cattle to 6,000. The Rupununi Sa-
vannah has therefore a very low animal population. The num-
ber of animals (below 1,000) that this project will introduce into
the whole of the South Central Rupununi will be insignificant
in terms of overgrazing.
The dung generated will be used in the gardens started by this
organisation five years ago to expand the production of vegetables
thereby enhancing the food supplies at the household level. The
Amerindians have community regulated and controlled methods of
extracting forest materials for the construction of pens. These meth-
ods ensure that there is minimal disturbance to the vegetation.
Usually selected limbs and leaves are taken leaving the trees to
regenerate themselves. There will be no negative impact on the envi-
ronment from this project, BCCP says.
The project envisaged that at least 90 per cent of residents
would be rearing livestock and relying less on hunting by Janu-
.ary 2007.


18 SUNDAY CHRONICLE. Sunday, April 30, 2006.

Re public of Guyand
T10 GObal Fund to Fiaht H.IV/AIDS, M~alaria &k Tuberculosis
Supply and Delivery of Anti-Retrloviral DrUGS
GYA-304-G01-H '
El0t0on01initiative to Accelerate Access to Prevention, Treatment
Care alnd Support for Persons Affected by HIV/AIDS

1. This invitation for bids follows the general procurement notice for this project
that appeared in Development Business, Issue No. 67130f 28 February, 2006.

2. The Republic of Guyana has received a Grant from the Global Fund~ toward the
" cost of the National Initiative to Accelerate Access to Prevention, Treatment,
Care and'Support for Persons Affected by HIV/AIDS and it intends to apply parl .
of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the contract for the Supply and
Delivery of Anti-Retrovi ral Drugs
3. The Health Sector Development Unit, of the Ministry of.Health now invites
sealed bids from eligible bidders fo'r the Supply and Delive~ry ofAnti-Rietroviral
4. Bidding will be conducted through the international competitive bidding
procedures, specified in~the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement -under
IBRD) Loans and1DA Credits, and is open to all bidders.from eligible source
:::: countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtainn further information from The Realth
Sector Development Unit and inspect the Bidding Documents at the addreSS
given below:

Health Sector Development Unit -
GPHC Compound
East Street
890orgetolivn, Guyana
From: 8.30am local time to 3.30pm local time.
Telephone No.: 592-226-62221 592-226-2415
Fax No.: 592-225-6995
Email: mohqoq~!, prakcash

6. '. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address
below and upon payment of a non refundable fee of seventy five United
Stated dollarss (US$75) or Fifteen thousand two hundreds and twenty five
.Guyana dollars (GY$15,225~). The method of payment will' be in local '
currency by managers cheque and in foreign currency by cheque drawn on
a local corresponding bank. The document may be uplifted at the above
address at time of payment, or sent by courier.

7. Bids must be delivered in a sealed envelope to the address below at or before
June 06, 2006 at 9 am local time. All bids must be accompanied by a bid
security of fwo percent (2%) of the bid price. Late bids will be rejected: Bids wJill
be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to
attend at the address below at 9 am local timeon June 06, 2006'

The Chairman '.
National Procurement and Tender Administration ~Board
Ministry of Finance (North Western building)
Main & Urquhart Streeta *

Tel: 592-223-7041 / 592-227-2499


The United States Embassy in Georgetown Is seeking an Individual for .he position of
Economic and Commercial Assistant. The incumbent Is responsible for the research and
analysis of economic and commercial data, the development of trade leads, the operation
of the Commercial Library, the implementation of business facilitation activities and all
protocol matters related to the office. The position requieres initiative, resourcefulness and
the ability to work independently.

SAL;ARY: G$2,488,141 per annum, if all requirements are~ met;


All applicants must address each selection critefied. detailed belowwwuith specific and
comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. A-Levels or a College Degree in Economics, Marketing or Business Administration
is required.
2. From three to five years of progressively responsible experience in Economics,
Marketing or Business Adrrin~istration required.
3. Level IV (fluent) reading, writing. speaking, English is required.
4. Must have a strong knowledge of the local business climate and practices as well
as a familiarity with U.S. business practices arid expectations.
5: Must knowh how to use word processing and spread sheet programs as well as the
6.- Must have strong analytical, interpersonal, .and. communication (both' oral and
written) skills..

The incumbent is expected to utilize high degree of soundi personal judgment in research of
economic data, response to inquiries and the development of contacts.


Persons wishing to apply should submit the following or the application will not be

addt sun ro are cu. ue vteasa ,uwt pr vde enrf Veterans preference.
-Required wvork and/or residency permit if residing in country and candidate is not a
Guyanese national.
Applications must be addressed to:
Human Resources Office
(Economic and Commercial Assistant)
American Embassy
100 Duke Street
Kingston, Georgetown
CLOSING DATE: Friday, May 12, 2006.
Only applications meeting qualifications listed above will be acknowledged.

THE Ministry of Tourism,
Industry and Commerce and
the Region Ten Tourism
Development Association
(RTTDA) Thursday launched
the 'Discover Linden'
The magazine is the official
tourist guide of Linden and
coincided withi the celebration of
Linlden's 36:1h anniversary as a
At the launching. RTTDA
President, Mr. WYilfr~ed Simmons
stated that many people do not
know Linden- as a tourist
destination and because of this
the magazine was published to
spread the word andl encourage
people to v s t L n kii ead

of the video the margazine was
published to highlight the
potential for tourism in Linden
and the country as a whole. We
hope that the magazine will
project our image as a tourist
destination", Simmons said.
Tourism ~Consultant with
the Linden Economlic
Advancement Programme
(LEAP), Mr. Donald Sinclair
noted that Linden seems to

believe in itself again and if
tourism is further developed in
the town, Guyana's entire
tourism sector will be
Minister of Tourism,
Industry and Commercce Mr.
Manzoor Nadir apDplaudedd the
work donle by' the organisation
in highlighting the tow~n.
"The power of unity in the
Linden community has been
displayed. I am pleased that the
few people that started this
association did not give up
because with this it has opened
a lot of opportunities for young
people", he said..
The RTT'DA started in

p cmotingr de 11 mt in Lnen
Simmons said the
association has done a lot in the
short period of its existence, but
finance was a problem.
However, he said, the group
has recently been receiving a lot
of assistance from LEAP.
He pointed out that
industrial and historical tour
sites can also be developed in
the .region, since river tours
are being developed.

fromP Nef, Mr.G gnl
Sin~clair, Minister
felanzoor Nadir, Mr
Wilfred SimmonS.
and Ms. Kathleen
W~halen of LEAP at
the launch of

Linden (Dela no
Williams photo)



Mvliddle Street

3 houses west of Camp Street.

Suitable for doctors, lab, offices, restaurant,
TV station, conference .

TCel: 22 5-55 9 1/22 7-32 33

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

Invitation for Bids
1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Global Fund
towards the fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
supply of Goods and Services.
2.The Govemnment of the Cooperative R~epublic of Guyana now invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers forthe supplyodf:

Interested Bidders may obtain further information from and uplift bidding documents at the
following address from 9:00 hrs to i 5:30 brs.
Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.:(1592) 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559

3. 1 Bidding Documents may be purchased and uplifted by interested bidders for items 1- 09
upon payment of a non refundable fee of $G10, 000. The method of payment will be by
cashier's check. Specifications for items 1 0 21 can be uplifted free of cost.
4. Items 1-09 must be deposited in the Tender Box in sealed envelopes at the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main and
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9 am on Tuesday, May 30, 2006.
The bids must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand comer of the envelope "the name
of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words 'do not open before
Tuesday, May 30, 2006'."
5. Bids for items 10-21must be deposited in the tender box, in sealed envelopes, situated at
the Ministry of Health, Brickdam no later than 2 pm on May 30, 2006 and addressed to the
Chairman, Ministerial Tender Board, Ministry of Health, Brickdam and marked on the
top right-hand comer of the envelope "the name of the programme and the description of
the bid, including the words 'do not open before Tuesday, May 30, 2006'."
6. Bids for items 1-09 will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders'
or their representative who choose to attend, at 09:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on May
30, 2006 at the National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana.
7. Bids for items 10-21 will be opened ata public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders'
or their representative who choose to attend, at 2 pm or shortly thereafter, on May 30,
2006 at the Ministryof Health, Brickdam.
8. Valid Compliance Certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers from the
Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS),
The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on orbefore the time specified
for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

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19 Mlid-Back ExecutivreChairs

27 OfficeSDhesks
30 MHetal Filing Cabinets
29 Computers and Accessories
1 Metallurgical BrigthfieldlDarkfield Microscope
('co Rer chmtrDesktop)
1 Refrigerator
1 DVD Player
201 2M ol~nFnans
6 Metal Compact Work Stations
15 Stethoscopes
15 Sphygmomanometer(Plood PressureApparatus)
2 Examination Tables
4 X-ray Viewing Box100V
1 Split Type Air Conditioner Unit
7 High Capacity Scales

Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. invites sealed bids from eligible
GPL-PD-03 as follows:

SCondutor and AccessoreseS
--Cross AI'mand AccessorlGS~ -
- arthing AC~eeSSOrieS
-GUY and AccessorieS
Induators and Acce-ssorieS
.Pole ~Step

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* Lot 5
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A complete set of bid documents (including technical specifications for
the listed items) may be purchased for a fee of G$1 ,500 on submission of
a written application to:
Guyana Power and Light Inc
40 Main St., George~town. *
Tenders must be accompanied by valid National Insurance (NIS) and
inland Revenue (GRA) compliance certificates, and deposited in the
Tender Box provided at the address above. Deadline for submission is
13:00 brs (1.00 pm) on Thursday 25th May, 2006.

Bid envelopes murst be addressed as fozllows:
The Secretary to the Tender Board
Guyana Power and Light Inc.
409 Mlain St., Georgetowrn.
Bids will be opened at 14:00hrs (2.00 pm) on Thursday 25th May, 2006
in GPL's Board Room 275/279 Middle St. Georgetown in the presence of
GPL reserves the right to rtieject any or all bids.

Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Gotr town Public Hospital Cooperation Compound
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
Email: /



The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will commence conducting
Claims and Objections on Tuesday, May 2, 2006, regarding entries on the
Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) for the upcoming General and Regional
Elections at GECOM Offices/Sub-Offices established all across Guyana's ten
Administrative Regions.
Persons who would be eligible to vote at those elections are required to check the
Divisional Lists which will be displayed at the GECOM Offices/Sub-Offices for
the respective areas in which they live. Such persons could visit the GECOM
Offices located in their areas to check the Divisional Lists and:-
make a claim to entry on the Official List of Electors (OLE) if they will be
eligible to vote at the upcoming elections and their names are not on the
or apply for a transfer if they have changed their addresses;
or apply for a correction if they have changed their names or if there is
incorre ct information on their National ID Cards;
or object to the inclusion of the name of any person who is suspected not
to have met the eligibility requirements for such inclusion providing that
the objector and objectee are registered in the same Division.
July 15, 2006 is th~e qualifying date for determining who would be 18 years and
over, and could become registered during this Claims and Objections exercise,
providing he/she is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization or is a
citizen from a Com~monwea~lth country living in Guvlana for one year or more.
The GECOM Offices would be opened on Mondays to Friday-s from 10 am? to 7
pm. The GECOM Sub-Offices would be opened on Mondays to Fridays from 3
pm to 7' pm. All of the Offices/Sub-Offices would open from I am to 2 pm on
Saturday and Sundays. They will not operate on national holiday! ;.
The Claims and Objections Exercise will end on Fridayi, June 5, 2006.
For further information call GEC OM's hotlines at 225 0277, 2,26- 1 651,
226-1652, 223 -9650O or visit the GECOM website ath~ttp i\\--\://

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IDVita~ilO for Expressions of Interest for

PrOCurelment of Consulting Services

Ministry of Agriculture
Agricultural Support Services Programme
Date of Invitation: 30"' April, 2006
Loan No: LO 1558 / SF-GY
Invitation for Expressions of Inerest No: ASSP/08/2006

1. This Invitation for Excpressions of Interest for Consulting Services follows the General
Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in1 the Development Business, Issue No. 639
dated 30"' September 2004.
2. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank; towards the cost of the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP)
and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Loan to payments under the contract for
consulting services for the design of a rice seed facility in7 Guyana.
3. TIhe objective of the Consultancy is to design and prepare biddmng docunments for the
constriction of a rice seed production facility~ and the preparation of tender documents for
management of the facility. The facility should produce a minimum of 20,000 bags (64 kiilos
each) of paddy seed per year (two cropping seasons).
4. Th~e Govenunent of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana now invites Consulting Finnls and
Specialised Agencies from eligible countries of the Intler-American DJe'e'lopment B3anki with
experience in the design of rice seed production facilities to express interest in providing the
services described above. The estimated duration of the consulting services is four (4) months.
5. Expressions of Interest should have a maximuum of hev (5) pages and must provide the
following infom~atio n to establish that the consultant is quaifidcc to perf~onn the services:
(a) Experience of the finn or Specialised Agenc! inl the design of rice seed production facilities
and in the management options for rice seed pr-oduction~ facilities.
(b) Experienlce of the finn or Spcialised Agenc!' in Giuyuna.
(c) Experience of` the f~inn or Specia~lised Agecly! in ~atin~ Amecrica or thle C'aribbean..
(d) Experience of the firnn or Spe~cialisedl Agen~c! in the p~reparationl or bidding documents for
projects timdedl by the Inlter Amlerican D~evelop~ment Bankll anld similar organ~izations.
6. Interested eligible Applicanlts may; obtain ilrther inflonnlationl from the Penlnanent Secretlan
Ministry of Agricu~lture at Address I below\ fr~om the date of` publication of` this notice and during
nlonnal w-ork~ing hours.
7. Expressionls of` Interest must be deposited inl the Ten~der Box located at the National
Procurezment and ITender Administrationl Board at Addlrss 2 below on~ or before 9:00( am~ on
T~ueslay, May 23, 2006. Late Expressions of Interest shall not be considered. It is not n~ecessary
to submit Expressio n~s of Intem-st in per-sonl as thle! ma!. be: slent b! mail. Nevertheless, the
Ministry: of`Agriculture will not be responlsible: if` these are: not reccivedl before the date: andc time
indicatedl for reception,
8. The Expre~ssions of` Interest w;ill be opened inl a public act at the: Nationlal Pr1ocurement and
Tender Admninistr~ation Board at Address 2 belo11 as shortly! as possible aller 9.0)0 a.m. on
Tluesla!, May 23, 200)6.
9. The: Government o` G~u!ana w\ill not he resp)onIsible for any! costs or expen~lses incurred by:
Applicants inl connection w~ith thle preparation or deLliver\I of` the ExpreCssionIs of` In~ter~est.
10. Applicants w~ill be adnised inl du~e course of` the result of their- Expresslons of In~terest. Only
Applicants shortlisted under this process w\ill be inv\itedl to submijt proposals.

\T Tz ra

Applications are invited to fill the fo lowing vacancies at Toolsie Persaud Limited Group of
A) Senior Purchasing Clerk Four (4) subjects CXC or equivalent including English and
Mathematics plus at least three (3) years experience in the procurement of spares for heavy
equipment and machinery. Must be computer literate. Competitive compensation package for
the right candidate.

B) Three (3) Confidential Secretaries Four (4) subjects CXC or equivalent, including English and
Mathematics plus at least five (5) years experience in a Secretarial position. Must be computer
literate. Pleasant and mature personality who can relate well with people at all levels.
A) TwJo (2) Industrial Electricians,, one (1) Auto Electrician, two (2) Mechanics, four (4) Servicemen
and one (1) Fitter Machinist. Training at a recognized Technical Institution would be an
advantage plus experience in an Industrial operation.
B) Five (5) Office Clerks with at least three (3) subjects at CXC or equivalent, including English and
Mathematics. Previous work experience is desirable.

Free accommodation, electricity and nnii:Fp: r 1I-.n- apply in the case of employees based at Interior

Please applyto.-
The Human Resource Consultant
if011|3 of COmlpanieS
10-12 Lombard Street, Georgetow~n.

12:05 h To be Announced
13:00 h DVD Movie:
16:00 h Gurukula Sandesh
16:30 h Teaching of Islam
17:00 h IPA Presents
17:30 h Kishore Local Talent
18:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno
...Karaoke Live
19:00 h Birthday greetings/
Anniv ers ary/C congratulations/
Death Announcement & In
20:05 h DVD Movie
00:00 h Sign Off

MTV Channel

05:30 h Transpacific Bhajans
06:00 h Bhajans Melodies
06:15 h Muslim Melodies
06:30 h Inspirational
06:45 h Religious Melodies

07:00 h Dabi's Musical Hour
07:30 h The Ramayan
08:00 h Christ for the Nation
08:30 h IQ Show
09:00 h Avon Video & DVD
Musical Melodies
09:30 h Indian Mlovie
12:30 h Nirva's Special Hour
13:00 h -Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix
13:30 h Weekly Digest
14:00 h The Three Stooges
14:30 h Vidya's Musical
15:00 h Pay less Musical
15:30 h Focus on Youths in
16:00 h Bollywood Sensation
17:00 h Birthdays and
18:00 h -Village Voice
18:30 h Cabinet Media

19I:00 h The Diary
19:30 h- IBE Highlights
20:30 h Indian Movie
23:00 h English Movie


02:00 h NCN News
02:30 h Late Nite with GINA
03:00 h Movie
05:00 h The Mystery of the
05:30 h Newtown Gospel
06:00 h NCN 6 O' Clock
News Magazine (R/B)
06:30 h -BBCNews
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h The Fact
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h Grow with IPED
09:30 h 2nd ODI West Indies
vs Zimbabwe
13:00 h Lotto Cricket Info &
13:40 h Cricket Resumes
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine -Live
18:30 h Lutheran Men's
19:00 h One on One
19:30 h -Close Up
20:00 h 60 Minutes
21:00 h Catholic Magazine
21:30 h V2z Hour
22:00 h Movie


0500 h Sign on
05:10 h Meditation
05:30 h Quran ThisMorning
06:00 h R. Gossai General
Store Pesents Krishna Bhajans
06:15 h Jetto's Lumber Yard

0: MaKi Art shakti
07:00 h Ramroop's Furniture
Store Presents Religions
07:00 h Kennav Hdl Ltd
Presents Krishna Bhajans
07:15 h A & S Enterprise
Presents Krishna Bhajans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma
(Musical Notes)
09:35 h To Be Announced
11:00 h Kids Animation
12:00 h Death
Announcements & In

Channel 13

09:00 h Hope for Today
10:00 h Revival Crusaders
10:30 h Children Gospel
12:00 h News
14:00 h Charlotte Street
14:30 h Methodist Chursh
15:00 h TBn
15:00 h Faith & Truth
16:00 h Motor Cycle Race
18:00 h Perfect Disaster
.19:00 h the Foreigner
21:00 h Law & Order

Address 1

Address 2

Reet atree un Vi engen Road
Guyana, South America.
Geo rgetown
Tel No:592-227-5527 ~
Fax No:592-227-.3638
Fax No: 592-225-9362

Nat onaltPro ur ment and Tender

Ministr\ of Finance
Main &~ Urquhar-t Streets
Guyanai, South America.
Tel No: 59)2-227-2499)'

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

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Tof: 231-7650; 626-8911

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US Visa Apdplication
Coarms fiIlled225-9 9rinted.
SERVICE done to a~ll
Satellite Dishes. Parts of sale.
Call 623-4686. 223-4731.
FOR cleaning burns,
stroke, scaly yaws, erectile
dysfunction, fertility block e.
01a74"Bush Doc" Tel. 2 1-

THE UjSAr C141.1 1
C. \ I4 .r LOT;~ ERY
aind the thatee.C fto Wtil
onur G;reen Card

LEARN the art of making
youre own herba soaps. Alsa
massage. Mon. Fri. Tel. 223-
WE rent or sbl tour
Croperty atreaesonl Cruats r
Marketing on Tel. 609-8109,
ON THE spot service, repairs
& installation to all.
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
units. Call 622-7971 anytime.
SERVICING & calibrating
diesel fuel pump and injectors.
Reasonable rates. Zeelugt, EBE.
Call Shalim- 260-0055.

*ts Whitahn .t~t~
...... ......,.

As low As US$00l for
eatlre~~~ wdi f s
Some conditions app y
68 Robtb Street,


packGs bkpes frm-$540
GB transfea) Website
www.netL4globhe cdomcois

back! Have your gas stove
repaired and serviced, also
your keroran e changed to
gas. Tel. 6 8-5867. 220-
073CHNICIANS available
f apine rear

TECHNICIAN on call for aill
your television. VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
horne service. Call: Ryan #

L~ Il Caree~r VOU ant l
( tartir~ 11 80011

tra ~ntin in


Incle body waxle rlg
loody wraps. body
Ycrub~. Celittlile-

( ,jII now for ,

ctr li (1.\l)OS ss

Truc~kn BService.RAesno grading
levelling, clearing of land. Tel.

66S7A2E scaffolding easily
assembled diagonal straps
and comfortable storage from
overseas. Call Sugar 233-
2378 and negotiate.
sa w, ransom and other
construction tools. Contact
us on telephone #'s 225-
3466, 225-7268 or 23
North Road, Bourda.
LAND for rent or lease. Entire
northern Tiger Island situated in
the Essequibo River. Please call
774-5126 7678455034,623pm6528
am. '2-85 -852
TRAVELLER International
Sound lighting system,
musical instrument. Ultra
violet lights lasers, fogging
foaming bubbling disco
lighting for socials, parties.
stage lighting generators.
tents and stage. We cater for
all Indian wedding reception,
ch riches uceus~a e.22S~ma2

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

ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
8 atomatic 7Phone6 820265-

R.K's Creating Masters
Sntudenri nneed s ceuritl a~ndj
comfoka nwleahn. tStude ntas

with. Driving is serious
business, not a flys y night
bMutosensg 12 R egent I at!
Drv NROLhoolwLa Sh lom
Street, Stabroek. You could
also obtain an
International Driving
Permit. For more
inf rma62on cla 023287-3869,

sleeping well stressed out?
Then try a massage. Definite
result. By certified, therapist
Contact Sally on 276-3623.
Located in West Demerara

FOR all your

u ltabt 1ohaannedp ont22n
FOR efficient service and
repair~s. washing machine, gas
stores, microwaves.
refrigerators, etc. Telephone

Fre e~z60n Enr rpris 6 556A'
ROBBY'S Ente rise. For
your professional carpet
slue ig. Fre rstma~tens. Ba dt
prices. 166 Charlotte Street.
Lacytown, Georgetown,
Guyana. Tel. 225-4435, 226-
7649. Fax: 592-225-4435.

/Slry Cnat tlep~hon
220- 672.
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
Drivers. Apply in person
wt wihttei ap liatthonts

SCIENCE and Maths
Teacher at Umilla s Institute.
Contact 220- 90/41 ig51

at K~atWM D~aREinSE el phts
161 Zohara St., Better Hope.
Call 617-1449, 623-2140.
VACANCY exists for part-
emcehnician. la treosne manndr
qalified persons are asked to
11l Tel. Nos. 231-3547, 624-
1 FEMALE Clerk 25
years up. Apply in person at
288 Middle St. Tel. 231-
5171.Handler's Certificate
at 8 North Road, Lacytown.
Tel. 225-8985.
VACANCY exists for
Counter staff to work Day/
Night shift. Walk with
application and contact.
Phone number. Jerries
Snackette, 228 Camp Street.
PURI Cooks, counter
piersors. M tSb n2a5 s. r2
aerp p yew Market Sts., Tues.
Thurs. 3 -5pm. NOPHONE
SEWINGemachine operators
gandintema Ipl at K nt Garm nn
Factoey Ltd.;l Plaisance Public
Road, ECD. Tel. #222-2541.

Requirements msthave at Ie
3 CXC subjects (Grades 1 & 2)
including Maths and Accounts.
Work experience and computer
literacy would be definite assets.
coo C3A uYexi tsefrkos2
w rke in Cafeteeria Awsohone

rtitoenneapel ctio bae d
Gardn or call 223-9316,

S reb ys.Sal lyirlAvinas
ComhpleaWateora re~et Athinka'
Aand' 1Regn 7Str~eet. Contact
$100 000 monthly potential
earning OPPORTUNITY. 89

Brickdam, opposite the Palms,
COMPOUND, Wednesday 5
pm or Saturday 1 pm.

;I r. :~ ~ ~ ~
I~~-~:L _~i~L~-. .~ita~.~~iCP~~L~i~BPb~dpL~! i*C.~e~.;ahhbha:~-rr-:.

JEAN offers course in

painting, bedroom
elegance, soft furnishing,
soft toys, curtains, cushions,
floral arrangements, cake
decoration. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548.

Study Club (Regionsi-10)
NAIL Tipping, designing
silk wrapping, manicuring,
pedicuring courses. Register
from $4 000 per course. Call
Michelle 227-7342, 222-

58 pper ohb g Oonoqre L,000f Bud

Ide: 225-1540,6b22-8308

Day, Evening&,.i:l~j ridiunve
Computer kpoir nnJ!i~nd~pri-
'ri.eltirig Mitrosotft Offite, Corel
Draw, Peachiree and
CQuarl Blor. Moluntingy AtrPat
Advantage 5i r I :iuIunting 011

Eurnt lo000and lunadian

EARN a Certificate'
Diploma or Degree, in any
part of the world from home
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079

cindren (e3 -Cou ys ), CXoC
Students (4th &r 5th Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.
SHEER Magic Salon &
Beauty School. Want to be a
cosmetologist and hate
writing? Then come and
learn while you work in a
pleasant environment,
Individual attention. Tel. #
(AGES 17 35) AND
sb ects offered adreB Picpe
Office Administration, Social

u cneosogy, Englls orma
227-7627, 647-9434. Croal
and King Streets.

5GRO30MING'agFeorrschilddren frm

ys. i eagr 58 d o ls

Saturday 9:30 am to 10:30
am teenagers; Saturdays -
10:30 am to 11:30 am adults.
211~ New Market St. Tel. r26~
2124. ,

ONE Kheel bottom fishing

lb 2 W/2 seine. 3 months old.
Contact Preka. Tel. 275-0344/

BU1LDING contr ct r

estimates. Call 622-0267. 629-

INDRA S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
C lture available. Tel. 227-

?pOS aP3 GYh is o ofe
package. Also evening classes
starting May 8, 2006. Courses in
Air brushing, Acrylic nails.
Barbering, Basic & Advance Hair
Cutting class. Tel. 226-2124 or visit
at 211 New Market Street, North

US$W$ RweekrlymInfhoometio ?
N cnodasta~mcph renvelopeB t
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
USE your spare time filling
one hundred envelopes for
US$500 o r wekly. Send
stampede mseelw-addressed
envelope for information to
Chaitram Phagoo, 35 Section
B Woodley Park Village. West
Coast Berbice, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or
more weekly. For information,
seldstamped self-Na icesed
Williams, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

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

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Se vier Re allr K rsS 9 '
Centre @ 220@836el, 6S18-82ci r24 hrs.

EXPERT computer
repairs, upgrades, custom-
built PCS done at your home/
offi~c-62540hours. # 62G6 nu 1

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
Phone 225-a7126. 226-3693:

FC)R 'all t aes of
dressmaking uniform and
alt mgnga andforudnadbl pit e
Call Sharon 649-2358.

H-i Inverter owners you

2Elelcronics Depot. Tel. # 268-
MR. M. SCIPIO wishes to
contact Miss S. Boodhoo
concerning a matter at the
Ministry of Housing. Please
call urgently on 643-5335.


MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelo e -
CFI, PO Box 1 154

interested persons by

trI~op s rea os. hl aF -
261-5079, Everyday, 07:00 to
21:00 h-
LINK across Guyana &
overseas immediate
connections. The Junior/
Senior Singles Dating Service
68-608908. on. -Fri.3 828376
Pm 5 pm. Sat 10 am 4
JUST arrived! Novels, Story
books, magazines, comics,
informative and text to
University level. Also books on
sale from -2 $3300.R gs I
M F -8.30 am 5 pm. Sat. 10
am 4 pm.

GuyMIDD p~roaeses ondl wowre
like to correspond with
intellectual females, a ed 30
S40 or both local and
lvreart hor a leeay serlo s
marriage obbestravgelling.
corresponding, music, TV,
meeting new & friendly
people. Only serious enquiries
would be entertained. Write
to: Raj, P.O. Box 12351,
Bourda, Georgetown.

Work or Student

)ianding:of Visa
Related l~lrnci For*
U.S.A,( 1 ~1, b). U.K
Frencht Guianar & roe

\Ne prepare 81 eXalTllne
A~ffidavits of Support
fBiographiics, Online &
Regular Applications
Letters, Packaging for
appointmtent. ecC.


Enter rise

ImIIIgrant \:ISR
185 Charlotte &

Tel#: 231-5442/225-

Fay#: 225-2068

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 30, 2006 2.>

2-BEDROOM self-contained
t~oepn nlapt.D8e8 Midlem Rd.,T L
225-4345 9 am -- 4 pm
ONE unfurnished three-
bedroom house in Garnett
Street. Very spacious and with
all modern facilities. Also
Preparation can be made to
have it furnished, unfurnished.
Price $80 000 per month.
Contact 225-6574.
GretteSntreet, Clviue n 2d5 0 0
monthly. Suitable for a couple.
Tlephonpem22 -o9 64 tom 1&

three fully furnished self-
rotie dpe io miu st r

Iluxxcou IneeRghb ur od
REGENT St., 'one of
Georgetown central shopping
centre available soon 3-storey
concrete & steel building top,
middl45 0 aound/ Noli 68' d
78' 5OT sq t. ote groun
floor divided in half South East half is divided in
three sections, toop to ~bottom'
Uu 16C(00R en lannum Ret
pas atser p&2 9@rity mi l
GREATER Georgetown -
vacant lar e corner store. shop.
Ideal for Chinese restaurant -
$7 000hmon Il plus aea fohra
business. $25 00t. mo thly &
any other business.
vacant 2-storey concrete
business building to 3 bedrooms
offices, ground floor, 3 large
offices. Area for container, truck,
buses, cars, large bond to store
your cement,54rains. Ederson'?
ederson2@ uyan
TOP flat i rm
commerce al area Camap
Steaett for -rliresiSaln ,e y,
Office or any other business.
Contact Samad. Tel. 225-
SQUEENSTOWN. fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suita le for overseas
visitors on short. term basis.

elF RN SHED 2ru~nfrn sed
-Nandy Park, house by itself, 4-
btdho m,alnds lf -ontainded with
Call Venita 220-8233, 611-
bne me --done,a do an dthr e

as loh a 205 800 Cal hadwens
3-BEDROOM house in
G ogetodwbath ull furndshe
toltand ah o and co d
s stem, washing machine,
p one, microwave, TV, frid e,
computer big beds, etc. Call
Nizam 220-8233, 611-3385.
UN FURNISHED 2-storey,
3-bedroom house located In
trsa nN .erEX dELLENeT
electronic security system,
fully grilled, parkingg space,
overhead tank and air
conditioner. For : further
information and viewing call
613-3844 or 225-7366.
WE have your rental, right
here! For prices that would
suit your pocket from
Ux~ec2tv OstyleUS Gue~s ifrome -
Air Park. Earl's Court, Courida
Park, Queenstow~n. Low
income rental ranging from -
$80 000 $25 000 In areas
like South, Alberttown, Kitty,
etc. Call Goodwill Realty (Mr
Hinds). Tel. 223-5204, 628-
7605. Email
most of the amenities Bel
Air Park US$1 800, US$750;
Lama Ave. US$5 500'
Dowding St. US$750.
- USS1 800; Turkeyeri- US$1
500: Subryanville US$800.
BONDBS -A WaCe mSp e i20e0
Charlotte St., office/
restaurant, Russell St.,
Hadfield St., Church St.
AGENCY: 226-4362. Email:

SAILA PARK< Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme-
House lot for Bale, near the
public road. Prime location,
2 miles from V/Hoop Stelling.
Tel. # 225-7870 or 254-
miles from Lind~n. Transported
250 acres front, width 1 800
dept, Lg 8 000.~ Ideal for wharf'
ships, warehouse, bond access'
Essequ Ee so's 02026-050496

Crek- $1M Pas od N 7 a ;

Foulis $10M; Le Ressouveni
Mad TE pr2pry Ve sIlle 4

hav you ln t pi
you're looking for starting in
Republic Pack 35 acres (122
lots) of land -US$2M, Atlantic
Gdns, Meadonr Brook Gdns'
Continental Park (double lot),
Mahaicony, Alberttown, Robb
St., Brickdam, Queenstown
and P/Nagar. Call Goodwill
Realty (Mr Hinds). Tel. 223-
5204, 628-7605. Email

QUAMINA STI TEL. 227-1601 -
a FOoRr risneas visitor s
PHONE: 227-0928 '
ROOM ire quiet residential
area. Call6629-5064 anytime
or 231-86 1.
006. Key homes 223-
FURNISHED flat to let.
Overseas viifitors. Telephone
226-0242.___ _
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
apt. for overseas auest in
Craig iSt., C'lville. 2 3-1329.
.C/VILLEl bond space
available. 23:ft. x 30 ft. Contact
227-8356, alnytme.
FULLYi furnished 2-
bedroo~m I air-conditioned
house; iel Air Park. Call

253BdED OnOM hoCs if
short terni. Contact 225-

KIh Y, Cdmpbellvilihe -
6urn3 bedr om uanp ni233-

rooms R26 Hbl tSotm Cntata
Zalina at the above address
S1 PLAbE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
Russell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499
PHONE 225-9944-
orBnOTfoOMuaindspSe flat
int. Service, Office. Tel. 225-
!FOR short break
accommodation in Bel Air Park.
Call 225-3517-
SONE 2-bedroom apt. in
Oharlestown. Tel. 648-3765 or
g4-730. Call anytime. ~
unfurnished -$18 000 -$80 000,
Office space from $90 000. Call
ONE bottom flat, two (2 ;
bedroom $30 000. Tel. 22 -
3436.-- -
Ogle with telephone and parking
-$80 000. Call Rosanna 231-
3348, 647-6711.
2-BEDROOM top flat, fully
furnished in Bel Air Park $80
000. Call Rosanna 231-3348,
TOP flat in Alexander
Srs ss Kitty -9sui bleC fo
R sana 231--3348, 647-6711.
DELCASA building, first
floor suitable for doctors' offices,
lab, restaurant, TV Station,
conference. Possession from
May and on wards. Telephone
225-5591, 227-3233.

2 2-BEDROOM apts. to rent.
4o~nt~act 3220-5782, 220-3975,
64- 23
ROOMS and apartments
for short term rental, from -
$4 000 daily/nightly. Call
227-0902 or 227--3336.
unfurnished executive homes
around Geor etown. Call
Rocele 69 09 aytme-
16oilet1 ad bath, LBI, ECD. .
niue al II CWilliwm hStr~e~e5-

TW BDblO OMo aprm itn d
4akng space in yard. Contact

M1ALd0 THER: 226-5035 (08:00
bero top flat with
telephone. K. S. Raghubir
A enc :Qffice 225-0545;
6 4-5 12..
ONE top flat with three
bedrooms and garage, water
tanks installed. Owes St.
Charlestown. Tel. 226-1534,
between 6 pm & 8pm.
NEW concrete building 1
ba drow tea ier daahd
parking 2 bottom flats $25
100. Contact Ms. Grant -
EXECUTIVE houses by
itself area Og e: Atlantic
G~ard~e .0Price -E1007M 0 t
call 220-7021; Cell 624-65 7.
flt(~1 TWO-bedroom bottom
faatLot 106 Regent Rd.,
Bourda. (back building) -$30
000 month. Contact Kevin -
ONE 2-bedroom unfurnished
bottom flat~ apt. 6L" St ,
Cummings L dge, Greater, G
town $20 00P per month. Tel. #
3-BEDROOM top flat $50

Oampbellvilue. :Tlp e, wat in
light, parking. pall Venita 220.
8233, 611-3385
FURNISHED & u fumised
apts., houses by itself in
Georgetown. ECD and EBD from
- $30 000 up. iCall Nezam 220-
8233/611-3385 '

unfurn s~he Sx ilow income fland
suitable for expats. Prices as low
SU3570. C 11 a~de~s5& Shapes

GOOD iarge Princes, Russell
& bam ats C er n botommRal
Shpfor adiy business. Call 226-

one se~cNr Rthre S3 -be room
aopra omkinn cbo pe/ms I fad P
- $35 000 per month. Tel. 6217
FURNISHED two-bedroom
house; furnished two-bedroom
apt. Ideal for a couple or single
person US$500 per mth, US$25
per day. Call 2 7-3546, 609-
-FURN~ ad
unfurnished apartments one,
two, three & four bedrooms.
Queenstowh residential, from
US$25 per day, long term also
ava i 9.:191.._ C 64 42
FULLY furnished apartment
to rent~onlshortt term bases,
including ail-conditioner, security
and parking. Only overseas guest.

0 ftoff Te 231- 74a8bo 71-4151x
BOTTO1V flat of building
situated at lot 64 New Road ;
hoop, W. C. Dem. Ideal for any
business, doctor's office, etc.
Contact Puran. Tel. # 264-1239,
615-2817, 264-2489.
bedroom concrete house
situated at Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard space'
IO tnwg Cal 2o2n3-91r9c -r62690
3 3-BEDROOM unfurnished
houses in GT and ECD $100
000 negG; 2 2-bedroom bottom
at~s.I0.TO hECsD $n h0e0d0 and
unfurnished. Call 226-2372
AVAILABLE -spacious three-
bedroom top flat and semi-
furnished self-contained rooms.
Call 225-0168 Monday,
Wednesday & Friday. between 9
am & 2 pm.

BelAir Park~- U!SS1200


1 FURNISHED 3 bedroom
bottom flat in Atlantic Gardens
$0,800647C6l 1Rosanna 231-

B2-BE RGOOM bno tom ra in

6 C 11FR oan n~aH a- 348 6e n

for overseas guest at Garnett
SMs DCe 0n 22 -1061 or62

APARTMENTS for rent in
Cumming's Lodge, next to UG.
Tel. 222-3036.
CALL 662-6888 '
FULLY furnished executive
two-bedroom apartment in
Coursda Park -US$700-
Excellence Realty 233-5192.
ATLANTIC Gardens, semi-
funshe 2-u~se21"bcell e c

1 BUSINESS premises,
Campbell Ave. for any purpose.
Call 226-7043 or 613-4225. $65
000 per month.
C/VILLE 3-bedroom house
m th yllcoCvnecs 4US$6510 -
FURNISHED rooms for
single working mal anfmae
ROOMS at Eccles New
Scheme, preferably UG
Sud nts, ias 2e4working

contained apartment, Bel Air
r,2@acing Duncan Street. Tel.
OFFICE or business 24
St'25 spiaceS 33dlSCumtmicis
Juhian ~27-1319, 225-4709
625-9477 '
OFFICE space to rent over
3 300 sqe ft. Queenstown, G/
toawn. T lepshoance & lotic o
negotiable. CPall 62i4-4225.
s FdURNItSHESDitAme ican
stle aps -uta fo
couple or single person $4
001-64529,062p2-57d .Ca

furnished in SectiontwKo-s Cvr l
SUS$T 0,2nat~er3Stre~et5 U$

situat~eE o~nU~n ted Nato fdc
Place Stabroek, with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-
7380 -
Croal St., Kitty, Camp St. from
US$350 -US$600 neg. Tel.
OFFICES and business
Op00rtmenht in Georg tbwn $35
00, ha suiale or
conferences, seminars, etc. Call
225-7131, 621-2601.
LARGE business place to
rent for Internet caf6. computer
school, video club, etc. with
telephone, electricity, water.
Good security. Tel. 225-0571.
bedroom semi-furnished
apartment $40 000. KITTY -
business place across from Kitt
Police Station. $70 000. N
4928; 648-4799.
02TRS OT2E : 26148-013592 648-
Prashad Nagar, Waterloo St.,
Diamond. Executive
TEfuris611d4i Qele town.
bedroom $18 000, $22 000,
$30 000, $40 000, $50 000,
Furnished $30 000. $60 000,
Rooms $12 000 $16 000,
House $70 000. Call 231-

ONE office space in
ohuoithe ASto Cinemblique4
O000 per mth. Utility bills
inclusive. Contact S ~dra -
226-3284, 616-8280.
St. $60 000; Albert St.,
Beauty Salon $40 000; Office
space, Charlotte St. $40 000;
Restaurant lar e ground floor,
R GkH BI cAg cty 642
0636, 225-0545.
KITTY $32 000; C/ville
45 000; D'URBAN
OBOA K D, muished- $0

HaveS rS 2 s,
GS$dln 00 ub Laamahea
Nu enstown Prashea
Kingston, Main Street, Church
Street, High Street, New Market
Street, BarrStreet. BelAir Park.
Robb, Sheriff, Croal, others.
Georgetown, East Coast,
Lombard, others. LAND FOR
SALE Olean~der Gardens,
130 x90 feet -$16.5M; Ha py
Acres, Atlantic Gardens, Be ~ir
225-1017, 623-6136 OR 64
Main and Middle Streets.

OR 613-4225.
for sale. 35 Robb Street,
Bourda. Tel. 227-0552.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price negotiable.
CONCRETE & wooden
house at 3rd St. Montrose,
ECD. Contact 222-4591 or
EXECUTIVE house Ogle
double lot o posite Prado
Vil G 2AM. STH. # 611-
0315- ANES-
bedroom property for sale in
Amelia's Ward, Linden.
Price negotiable. Call: 223-

Section -3-bedroom
hus~ee (ocete & wood).
PROPERTY for sale in
Queen tw62 9rd 7$1 4689
35 8 BE

ce.Meet oner at4L~a0herrs
R um teup Si Hu A henue
Jewellery Store. -231-7666,
fab houses with zinc~roof,
complete with bathi, toilet and
kitchen sink. Can be
assembled with 12 ~hours. Call
225-0168 Monday,
Wednesday, Friday, between 9
am and 2 pm.
building located in Triu ph
Backla ds on large plompof
land. Make an offege Must be
sold. Call 220-6586.
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
Tel: 33-200
GREIA -South
Ruimveldt -vacant
possession, no repairs. Price
-$7M, Prashad Nagar-
$13M, $15M, $25M. Tel.
225-3737, 225-4398.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Cn ene ph e,d ectriciy 3e~tc
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketiey St.,
Charlestown, formerly
Rcuo% r Lioqor R~e8Maurn
Contact 227-6204.
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occu ancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990 or
after hours 333-3688.

Operator, full-time. Tel. # 226-
5588, 614-7568, 646-8343.
FEMALE Clerical Assistants.
Apply in person with written
application in yoyr own
handwriting. Requirements:
Maths& English. CleanerS. Horse
Shoe Racing Service, 6/7
Commerce & Longden Sts.,
between 1:30 pm & 4 pm.
20 MALES and females to
work at U ivers ty of Guoanan
locations. (Former employees
S curr ty dminnias athre

TCH I IAN.ndMust nav bt

epertise put e t rea 3
maintenance department. Apply
in person with' a written
application, recommendations
and proof of qualifications to:
Gu ana Furniture Manufacturing
Limited, 60 Industrial Estate
Beterverwagting, East Coas(
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computeralit rat~e. must b
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets
Campbellville, G/town.
Requirements: must possess a
valid Driver's Licence for van and
forry. Should have at icast 3yeam
relevant experience. A recent
Police Clearance. Interested
persons are asked to apply in
person to: Guyana Furniture
Manufacturing listlited, 60

det creating, East stat
PERSONAL Assistanti
Receptionist. Computed
Tutors (d 'raineeaid anh
ama Idonbetw en 18 hanclor
Apply in person with written
application between 10 am
and noon .to Computer
Training Centre, 58 U per
Robb and Oronoque ts,
Burrda (Oknee Gcun'rd) from

Elec ricaC x~perienc wind A e
knowledge irr both gasolene
and diesel engines. Must be
wt iwiou km pe si nd
Q alf i an:MoitrM&: G id

Agri. Meh nic rceo quit k n

frpklifts and vans. Apply in
person with written
application, 2
recommendations and a valid
Police Clearance to: The
Personnel &: Training
Manager, National Hardware
(Guyana) Limited, 17-19A
Water Street South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

ECD. CALL 227-1711.
KITTY. Price $4 million
negotiable. Phone 649-3610.
EC50 xl OM- Landelin 6814'
Enterrs Garden t. sz
50 ft x 00 ft. Tsl # 6s e
3955, 222-3610 -
Gardens -89 ft b6 152 ft-
Price $25M. Call: 612-0349.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Cha lottte S eet,228ou~rd~ag
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
af2.42 f 96n5English acre.
residential property at Zes
Kenderen, Mahaicon Land
size 30 x 100. Cost $475
000. Contact Charles &
Associates. Tel. # 225-5512,

4/29/2006, 9:21 PM

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ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
Kit 9M r1,Csuemmig Sde
RAGHUBIR Agency. Office -
225-0545, 642-0636.
REGENT Street $180M-
South Ruimveldt $15M.
Keyhomes 223-4267.
$20M (for business); KittyS
$14M (~r business); Albert St.
$9M &16M; Friendshi -
$15M; Atlantic Gardens-$OM
-$35M, and more. Call 609-
ONE two-storey odn
and concrete 4- be~droom e~
house, South Ruimveldt
G~a Mes3 ContSct iR 5ad o
S624-1370. No reasonable
offer refused. Vacant
GREIA Triumph -
$7M, Meadow Barik $5M
Bent St. $5M, Diamond :
$3M, Newtown $6M,
Canal No. 2 Polder $3M,
De Abreu St. $22M,
Thomas St. $16M. Water
St. $25M. Tel. 225-3737,
SOUTH $5M, $6M, $7M
Kitty $6.5M, $7M, Alberttowg
$8.5M, North East $5M.
Darnond5M$2.5 LoAnNdD- B~e81

000.MC~ail 231-6236. dnil
vJacant new 1-yearr2 storey 2
family building top and
bto, 2t luriobua bodnroamc
floor. Parking for 4 vehicles.
$8.6M or US$42 000.
Ederson's -226-5496. Email:

3ONE there tore kuimi na
for Hotel, Store, Hospital or
any other type of businesses,
oculd be c Tsdoed dbCopnacce
f~urers rainf~ohr t ot. Te .
227-1511. N.B.; Extra land
to extend building or new

house opposite State house -
$12M; GARNETT ST. house
with good land sace $15M
4928, 648-4799.
N lepent2002 @yyahoo com~_ ~
vaat 2-stoe bour as
popenrty, 2 large dfficesusto &
ground floor one large 0 fie.
deal insurance, internet cafe'
computer school. If qualified,
move in tomorrow. $19.5M or
US$97 000 neg. Ederson's

5-storey steel/concrete general
store. If divided you can have
100 or more mini-malls.
money exchange, travel,
f terne ca8 gner

Daily income. $1M or US$200
000. Ederson's 226-5496-

BRICKDAM/Stabroek -
daant 3sstorey 6 lxrious
insurancelideal 4-storey
computer s hool & ouFL do

devlopet- 3h-soe y-st r
qualified, move in tomorrow
$45M or US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ed rson@gu an ~n 9

vacaEtC~orn~e new s ncete 2-

f ay t pe o
businesses. `Future
development 3-storey, 5-star
international hotel, note top &
round floor,Uw~e11 dsig ed
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
- Sarah Johanna 4-bedroom

be r~o5Mn -H %30M:A Pah
Na ar 5-bedroom $12.75M
& $25M, 2-family Industry
$8M; Ruimzeight $2.2M; Da
PROPERTIES. TEL. 226-8148,

RsC ATr PAtti 525y
Prash~dii IN lea- 81. 1'1
Cour~i~a Parkr- 535&S515M

ONE 2t-bedroom concrete
bungalow house with half down
stairs, Agriculture Road, ECD -
$7M. Owner leaving. Tel. 621-
0004, 220-2526 '
FOREIGN/Local investor
invests wisely. Ederson's Realty
has a 4/5-storey steel building.
If divided you will have 100 or
more mini malls to start 24 hours
daily services for banking,
husoams tIravlg shom ney
Your income will be millions
dollars per day. Ederson's .
226-5496. Email:
vacant new 2-storey mansion -
note on 3 house lots. Ideal for
large bond to store all your
merchandise/cement area for
containers, trucks, buses, cars. If
qualified move in tomorrow.
$40M or US$220 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:

vaca~nE n~e N2Tsor yr ccete

lurxoupriou si~gnacrbe rms &
furniture, t2 toile s, baths, kitchen

$15M or UeSn$5 00mi nderscPon's

ederson2@ u5
HOPE, EBD. Land Public
Road to river bank. Ideal for large
Ocean Ships, warehouse, bond
with active 2-storey general
business $12.5M or USS63 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email.

wise inURstmenS byinOthisE2-
storey concrete building, note -
4 2-bedroom Hollywood
desi nedreapa trnen~tsY y

mortgage. $14M & US$70 000
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ECCLES, EBD vacant
large bond 6,000 sq. ft. 25-ft
heaghsroof Noemcaanu st ruer aiin
feed or other business. If
qualified, move in tomorrow.
$50M or US$250 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
OVERSEAS/Local owners of
building. We have general
management services, paying
your bills, rates, taxes, repairs
landscaping, handling all your

dea rr nnya c~ase~s Call no .

ROBB ST., Bourda near
market -vacant 2-storey concrete
building 40' x 88', land 50' x
100'. If divided into 80 mini

silonsmurf dol as. mF n
store $40M or US$200 000.
Ederson's- 226-5496. Email:

cornerE2Lstorey business p oape tnt
top e3rlar~ge onff ce, A/C, hot/ o d
office. Buildings fully grilled
meshed. Phone. Ideal for
onuraner Instre d f

$18.5M or US$92 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
INVESTORS invest wisely.
No11ieed youdhaan ndog idest

dt e toorls i dero Rea t
have more than 100 to start a
24- hour daily Banking, Customs,
Travel. Money & Exchange
services. Your daily income will
Edersmlon's 226-54C9a6. Enmoail
ALBERTTOWN vacant 2nd
building, 4-ft. walkway, 2 large
house lots, 2-storey building, 4
offices, rooms. Idea for internet
cafe, computer. English. Maths
or other subjects. $8.5M or
US$42 000. Note $3.5M1 or
US$17 000. Owner wrill give
pss~ession Ederson's-E 2 6

FOR sale one 50-inch
Samsung HDTV. Contact
Muhammad. Tel. # 268-

Stov~eENSE Ale bed, Ce te
3a~b41e. T lephone 227-
AMPLIFIER 400 watts
speakers boxes 500 watts. Brand
new. 622-0267, 629-2239.
Halls Piano ware house, 25
John St. & Delph Avenue, C/
ville. Call 226-2714 or 621-

.P % 4 dr




V'iC~inl: on appeditia~tme
Nlor~easonable offerrefursed

NEW 12amnpyHoover steam

1 TOYOTA Camry SV 40
Cnntnaectin good clond32io .
644-9809, 226-4032. Ext.

234 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
exelent coditin 1 30 H
Yamah Outttmard engts 1
Tel. 228-2525.
GOING out of business.
Internet Caf6 computers,
scanners, printers, co iers,
chairs, desks, etc. Call 227-
1319, 225-4709. 625-9477.

JohONo~n engine, oe cdlenS
condition. Call 268-2244 -
Woa~d Master, Leonora'

WC, -

,. I ;

\oul i7 fte 24i e3

Gen us Computers


1 TK Dump truck, 1 -
lo~n inbr he lllreo, 2r,5803-
Hymact. Ml in22workin8
1 200 HP Yamaha

wri condition. 1 18 De
662-6790 or 6~61-0122.
~u ies- 7ewks odiddacci td

8-4e 81. 223-44 2; 623-6335'

fri dOe NO wer I eMa i
cun41ry 8Call 226 112
SHOCK treatment for
swimming ools. Phone
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm).
Mon. to Fri-
SMALL fridge, queen size
bd, dnid cset, niebby ch i
ch~e'ap. 231-5767.

PROPERTY for sale by
owner. Two-storey concrete
buidi~n Beie Air Park. Tel. No.

soSALE by onoer: Froo ll o
b hcretee hueewith ailete
Second house both to atre a
Triumph, ECD. Price
n~egctiab~ileTel ~~~221_/ 6993 -
WE have the building with
the location the business
you're looking for Robb St.,-
$50M $12M Avenue of the
Republic US 2M, Sheriff St.,
Main Street, Lamaha St.,
Kingston $80M $40M, etc.
Call Goodwill Realty (Mr
Hinds). Tel. 223-5204, 628-
7605. Email
2-stor5y bulyd concreted hose
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet,
hot water tank, eating kitchen,
built-in wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226~
7'806; evening 225-8410.
PROPERTIES We have the
properties that would suit your
pocket P/Nagar -$14M,
Section 'K' $16M $14M,
South R/veldt $18M, $8M,

Go0M AbBttow -1M2M. al
Tel. 223-5204, 628-760 .
ot t2 PpuatcshRoop, Lo tt
Diamond, East Bank
Demerara. Property is sold
fully furnished. Building
consists of 4 bedrooms, all air-
conditioned with 1 room self-
contained, along with ~large
store room and going business,
including stocks. Price $31M
negotiable. Interested persons
arscst or ownnTl. No. Wboke
225-5457. Home 265-3805.
EXECUTIVE style properties
exe etivhea reelu rriou ,
comfort. Counid Park $500~ 000
~4i. ),el Air Park $60M
2e,$35M, Queenstown
$45M, Meado Brook Gdn -
$5, owpp nse $0
52M Lamah aGrs $3209MM,
$27Mi )t. I.llG~o~odwl 4 6 87
605. Email
Kitty $12M and
Cottage -a s6.5.M120 BIiqe
Park $13.5M, South Ruim.
Gds -$7.5M & $5.8M,
Meadow Bank (two
properties $9.5M), $12M,
Alexander Village -$1,

Miiedaa I ne 6 atM

3.5M, Plaisance -$ .9M,
Diamond $8M, Grove (S-
Point) $10M, Adelaide St-

$0M Coa Mt spi e b s.
(N ot building Pobnlic Rde -
$16w5M. SU RIM'S RE L
ESTATE AGENCY: 22614362.

EARTH for sale. Delivery

CARGO. TEL. 220-1068, 626-

(Freez~eE stye). Tel. C t-1a 8

CAR4GO. TEL. 220 16, 66-
220-1068, 626-7684.
ONE 8HP Taurus
Diesel en mne with
Senerat50r. Te 220-4678,
ONE Lister and 2-
cylinder generator, 7 000
watt, En rI~sh made. Cell No.
609-528 .
Shepherd pups, 9 weeks
old, fully vaccinated.
Contact 226-4486.
ONE 20' Samsung colour
taenl evs pm erlfe c ndi61oln

CHLORINE tablets 3"
fohr swl22n 5pool monly4
pm). Mon. Fri.
1DEALS onu dstop a d
Acer, Toshiba, etc. Computer
accessories, printers, repairs,
software, net working and
maintenance at Computer
City, Unit 8, Gafoor's
Shopn Mall, H uton
EBD ITl 647-24000u n
INTEL Celeron 2.4 Ghz
CPU 256 MB RAM 128 MB
video card, 80 GB Hard
Drive, 15" monitor, DVD ROM
or 52X CD Burner Windows
XP PRO Anti virus 2005,
Microsoft office 2003, etc.
Price $95 ,000. Call 629-

502FREON ggas 014A12,As22
Helium for balloons and
argon gas. Phone 227-4857
(8 at -- 4 pml Mon. to Fi.
GOING out of business.
internet Cafe computers,
scanners, printers, co iers,
chairs, desks, etc. Call 227-
1319, 225-4709, 625-9477.

Monltda\. May JS. 20
PriCOS a Cto I0he b000

Cf000fy, tH fitdsheff
;lar:1'l lidlin Efedrornic
potfl, gift itemf 5,f080110y,
;lafcnube itt f$1 post afi$s P\C
PipM& fitin5, fower,
cglotitL !!'>>9ol 0110000;
imlnrlGUo jsyste- l.otsIIore,

iterry, check ssv bit rhlill no h
lastcat 272Magrshon Street,
80rfi ErtWi09400011800pp, tte
bcondain School
Pelr 220-7770

OXYGEN and acetylene
gases, fast and efficient
service. 10 11 Mc Doom
6ulc53Roa8, EBD. 4Phone
Mon. to Fri. (Satm 8- m)
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2
drills; 1 saw; 1 Jiating
motorcycle, next to new;
at lifier;hartruck1 bumpclel
Tel. 2~65-58 6.
BABY Walker, Graco
Playpen $30 000, Even Flo
car seat $10 000, new boy

wddes 68 pkphames 01

JOHN Deere 30 KVA
diesel generator like new,
Lovson 10 Hp engine.
lrge c mpresso wind
ma hine it 2s~tones. 624216-

HOUSEHOLD articles-
8 cue wrd obe trnsfordmer

haevr hd ysedhrold arralensd
6 1cele~nt condition. Tel.

$4CO0Ud;Allum od55-1b55- b5

50,S phauriAcid 45-9al
45 000; granularcnerne
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Mon. to

CMIS 6 CT 230 H
tie nengeine witohdtwien dirsac

ste lpjootnn EX 12 dise
'luice xSO50 up. car
Middle Mazaruni. Call 223-
complete computer systems
and accessories. electronic
typewriters in excellent
working condition. CXC and
Accounting text books and a
wide range of school supplies
which include Trapper
Keeper. Files, Geometry
Sets, Writing pads, penctl
pencil cases and a lot more.
2%-rnmr infor aticsn,acalf 6
Pke and Aie ander Streets.


lotl Out
ladian XSXX
AdH11101105r .

Software, etc.

LARGE quantities of
plucked & live chicken for
11 veya far pucnk.ECB5l 66
1 CRAFTSMAN generator
2400 watts, 120 volts, at give-
away price. Call 622-42 5 or
1 DELL Optiplex GX 280
com uter (17'' monitor, P4
2.8 GHz 401G, 1 web ramp, 1
24 hub. Tel. 226-7755, 623-
ZENITH 42" Plasma Tv. ,
Philips 64" flat screen TV,
Bose 321 Home
Entertainment System Series
wo 262326-4177; 225-2319,

KEN3MOR3E 'ef ristey@
ieemaking capabt hidn
9D5V5D9/VCR Combo. Call 613-
PARTS for Dr ers/
Washers.otors, bheasm
nopetc. Technician
available. Call 622-5776.
PLUCKED chicken for
sale -$170. p~erlb WIS.
Delivery availal around
G/T. 50 Ibs and over. 225-
1456, 225-0 480, 227-
ONE Invacare
Home are bed(5rpted N I

r rionablel offe ~rfpuhsoend
number 226-5335
QUANTITY of permanent
crops on island with transferrable
50 years lease in Essequibo.
Great agricultural tourism
potentials. Phone 260-4459.
Ss1e I COwMPk n Conmput

o550kq gn.d Slate Poo T bl
neg. Contact Tel. 621-0427.
Leaving country WestPoint
AaCe6 pair gwaarden rsh irbsu n
stoves, freezer, extractor fan
kitchen utensils. All suitable for
restaurant. Contact 227-3283,
223-9316; 615-8920; 644-3593


chest freezer, 1Chester dra~wers.
Contact 226-0616, 170
Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty.
1 HONDA 9 Hp, 1-cylinder
enieinr rxelnt wrki
excellent working condition-
$175 000 neg.; 1 Back &Decker
$Buffin 0 n li hin mach e -

M heebrack/ ot-bu I e 6F we s
Price $15 000. Excellent gard
dos otct el. # 644 588

Rebo Mre or sl
Located at center of Market.
Perfect for selling clothes. Ask
for Sereka at Market or Calh 231-
deSeKY Urnivhersal.authoh is
Phi liperdig taln isah.Vie a

also Direct TV. Contact: Te .
231-6093. 227-1151 (Office).
BRAND NEW Frigidaire
refrigerators, 14 cubic, double
dO n~o frroet alWh$ 4sae50 -
De Walt and Milwaukee
Cordless Drills. New $60 000.
Call Abdul Rahim 647-6557/
67"~ 100% frost pof
refrl erator/ifreezer. 220/r2o40
volts -$55 000 ne .
Stainless steel, Italian ma e
gas stove, large oven, 2
$ 000. Cl 26 4 89 e6 4

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 30, 2006 z

NON NEG. TEL. 613-9442.

ETC. 225-2500
Model M truc k. Te1:

excA lent 6 ~nditioari n ,
337-4218. '
ONE To ota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 62 -5534, 227-3717
ONE 212 -PJJ 125
owner leaving stau. 4
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
- 15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel
# 642-5899.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
Cnre isteR d. P 2ce7 na
pONE AT 192 Carina,
fully ,powered, excellent
condition. Tel. # 256-3750.
2 TOYOTA Tacomas,
never registered 2000
model- $2.4M each. Tel.
TOYOTA Corolla Ceres,
PHH series -$1.25M
negotiable. Call 228-2780.

Corolla,Awork ng conditio~nA
Reasonable priced. Call
1 JEEP Wrangler
excellent condition for sale.
1 Jeep Wrangler shell. Tel.

651 88.Iong base mini
bus, working condition,
ma s,Cmusic 5etc989$900
Mazda M PV V6 mini
van. Price negotiable.

e.1o O2E9-3008 2X Sports
ca r, immaculate
cond tion. Call 225-7706
or 2 6-2894.

AE 111GREHHT cors sCell #
64-00055, 227-0688, 231-
FOR sale by owner AE 100
Sprinter, late PHH series -$1M
neg. Call 229-6842,1, 6~L46-201
1 TOYOTA 2002 Hilux Extra
Cab Pickup, fully loaded, 1 mth.
old. Call 623-7291.

Cruiser Od eE e) 13ase~atrd
manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.

5ATOYOTA G-Touring Wagon,
74 S eif edtau Cvrpl ic,2i2k 6
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy
r~irce o Sony# 6C2 4laer,
and V8 4 x 4, GKK series. Low
mileage. Tel. 442-3244.

r-- E x 17e t2 rko6a

- longra, 17felent 4D 32 a/c,
Immacutin el conditon. 74

ONEZ Coaibste busin
oo okncondition. mg ec a 26
ontact 616-0- 736 o 660-

1ln tAT, 170 feTOYOTA Corona
excellent condition, mag

rim lriceanmepsTe inne


UNREGISTERED. Extra cab, 3-
2DSoors, 6-cylinder. TEL. 264-
25 6
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-5500,
1 TOYOTA Carina AT
150, PEE 7249
Reasonable price. Cali

ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully powered, 8
seats, like new. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 223-9687.

ContaNE AFAT, CGo dnean
Fleece Village, West Coast
Berbice. Tel. # 621-7979 or
ONE AE 100 Corolla -
automatic, fully powered,
mags, alarm, CD player, etc.
Price -$1 300 00 neg. Tel.
645-0899, 623-2684.

ONLY 19000MILtes.

T'EL.622-8684, 227-1451

ONE RAV-4 Foreign No.
plate. Fully loaded,
Immaculate condition. Price -
53.9M neg. Phone 220-1543
or 645-6 16. .
-TOYOTA Carina AT 170,
Corolla AE 91, Corolla AE 100-
Call City Tax; Service 226-
ONE 2000 V6 Limited
Toyota 4-Runner.
mm-Tcu22te condition. Call
62- 22
fitted with 2T engine,
driving, body work needed.
Tel. 6~42-9947
1 NISSAN Vanette minibus
1-et~er BH6H s ries. Contact

autoatic,AfuEl 1Owerodo Pice
6- $140000 neg. Tel. 623-7684,
64- 99
1 JEEP Wrangler 4 x 4 -
I comattrc, sraigwt h6f en nsc
system, mags & air brush $1.8M.
Contact # 621-0637, 223-9024.
1 RZ mini-bus EFI, BHH

riel pwered; 17ATlo70 ar n.
A in excellent condition.
Pone 26-3953.
2 AT i70 Corona cars. One
Stick gear, EFI, AC, fully
powered, other automatic. Both
cars in good condition. Tel. 218-
3018, 619-5087.
ONE (1) Nissan Sunny -
,tcsifti music, 15" ri sy
- 609-7312 or 645-1756.
AE 110 S rinter, AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Corolla, T
100 To ota Pickup, 1
Marino. Amar 227-2834,
n ueslnt wo kin cnitiR .
Must go! Telephone # 231-
3171 or 231-9871.
1 AT 170~ Corona

pONEr tei B ck wheel. driveAT
PF series -0 340n 000neg5.

ONE TTac 131e COROAine

good condition mag rims.
stick gear, ta e dec Tel:
626-68 7 after hours # 220-

encl sedT parts FodMe'r c d
200 series, en ine &
transmission for mini us. Call
series, immaculate condition
-$2.4M negotiable. Mint
condition. Contact 276-0245,
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition.
needs body work ,ta e deck,
C5 2c36 Tel. 61 -40631

ONE WOMAN Driven, low
mileage, well-serviced Toyota
Corolla EE111. $2.1M. Tel.
265-5053 or 623-6677.

ST 190 CORONA. 212
Carina, AT 192 Carina, AE
100 Corolla and Spninter. AT
170 Carina and Corona, AE
91 Sprinter for Corolla, AE
810Coror711 a3d Sbpnnt, RE
buses, 4 x 4 4-Runner,
Tacoma and many others.
Credit and be arranged.
Contact Dave Auto Sales,16 aaaadD be
Streets, Newtown, Kitty. Tel.
225-1103, 612-4477.
RECENT shipment from
Ja an. Toiyota Carina AT
Lncer CK 0200,i u0i0s0h
To ota Corolla AE 111-
W8a0 000, To 65a0Coro00a
Mitsubishi Mirage $1 050
000, Mitsubishi RVR -I
215100 0000.T llparice asure
negotiable and quoted on
the Wharf. Contact Fazela
A~u8-o S9es 276-0245,
JUST arrived, new stock
full factory reconditioned
vehes -E~RZ nmini-bude
KZH 110, AT 192, AT 212,
PyRAV HiluxT urfC4DRuDVer,
Pajero, Tacoma 2004, T100
Picku Hilux Diesel Pickup '
4 W LH 119, mini-bus.
ar ilble @nPdauireCdmt mo
Auto Sales in Croal St.,
bet. Albert & Oronoque
Sts. (Tel. 225-0773, 614-
To ota Corolla NZE 121,
A3E 110, EE 103, Honda Civic-
EK3 & ES1'' Tov0ta Hilux
Extra Cab LN 1 2, LN 170,
RZN 174, Toyota Hilux Double
Cab- YN 107, LN 107, LN 165,
4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN 169,
Toyota Hilux Single Cab -
LN 106, Toyota Hilux Surf -
Mtsulbishi Caln r FEN6388,
FE6387EV, Toy~ota Carina -
Marin 2pEA1T00,1ToyoTao Vis
Too ta OA o4ndZCAR2V6,RAOC1
21, SXA 11, Toyota Mark
IPSUM SXM 15, To ota Mark 2
GX100,aLancer CK 2AT To opa
To ota Hiace Diesel KZH110,
Mi subishi Cadia Lancer
SC2A, Toyota CoAollal0-
Co tct Ros oRamdehol
B tod Gals,26e Sth Rd.
226-8953, 22 -1973, 227-
31 85, Fa x. 227-31 85.
We give you the best
cause you deserve the
best .



4-61 AUS IN ori arina
spaVALB dcO ermareed

000. LVLExclln codiio
400 c. 1 ChMevrolet

Silvraydo 5 doorenclsteed
caein efaom Egan s4-whe

steering, mag wheels, good
tyres, excellent suspension,
ready for interior or tourist
trips, good for transportation
service -$750 000. 1
Yamaha V80 motorcycle,
ladies, CE 3362, excellent
riding condition, hardly used
-$ 50 000. 1 1 500cc
Jialing motorcycle, hardly
used excellent condition -

50ulr s n~gl def tractaruiner
good for pulling timber,
container, etc. Nissan diesel
working condition $2.2M
neg. Owner leaving 621-

ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33 4-
cylinder, gear, (PWV, PM, PS).
Price ne Call: 223-9021,
Cell: 629- 419 (Monty).
in immaculate condition; 1
-Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
220-5516, 220-5323.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tapebplayer, bubble tray, dual
r5.5Mag~egm rel 20-74e1t -
seso AT 15h0e rodna esti k
good condition. Price $460
30403,n6otable. Tel. 621-
3343, 648 8153
series, 16" nickel rim, spoiler,
CD oPt@ r. Pre64- 9671517000

I ite~d garod codiion $1 e
626-7073. Owner leaving

cond t o~n 4-t C mg, Vn6
en ine, left hand drive. Price
64 143M negotiable. Call
TOYOTA MK 11 in excellent
condition, first owner, PGG
series. Call 227-2568, 227-2323,
8 am 4:30 pm, after 5:30 pm
- 276-0436.
1 -DUMP truck, 1-watertender
and 330 Timber Jack Skidder
all are in good working condition.
For more information Contact:
1 929 MAZDA Wa on
back wheel drive, needs minor
body work, good working
condition -$ 50 000 neg.
Contact 233-5133 (w), 233-
6250 (h).

pOwered, 4000 miles DVB


1 8,800 tY~Player,

systelit inag WhetlS

Ifti l00ded, S illed, m
pes O km

ONE 4 X 4 Hilux Surf .
excellent condition, 3 Y engine
music set, mags, right hand
drive, sun roof, fully powered.
Price $2.4M neg. Call 640-
2365TOYOTA Corona Wagon
in working condition. Contact
Vishnu Mangal. Tel. 618-8007
Uitkomst, Lot 9 Canal No. 1.

Weut Bk Deeaa


- 225-2500, 646-5888.
1 TOYOTA AT 150, 1 To ota
Corolla AE 81. Both in exce lent
work ing condition with
ftes. an ~Mnodha -2n2c0e980nid
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
TWO (2) Honda CRVs in
excellent condition, Inspection
can be from Mon. -Fri.- 11 am
- 4 pm at Avinash Complex A &
B Water Street. Contact 226-
3361, 227-7829o. _
BAY Liner Doral boat with
in-board V6 motor. Seats 6
persons with trailer. Mint
condition. Must sell. Call 225-
5591 or 619-5505.

NISSAN Pulsar 4-door car
with mag, CD player, Silver,
mint condition, low miles. Lady
90 Honda motor bike in good
condition. Call 225-5591, 619-
1 B11 Nissan Sunny
Wagon, driving, sold as it is.
Price $1:50 000) neg. Tel. 621-
0004, 220-2526.
1 SILVER To ota Sprinter
AE 110, in excellent condition,
with bur lar alarm. Call 646-
2747 or 223-4492 (after hours).
Price negotiable.
mo r 0a goo cbon iion el
276-1182 after 5:30pn; 621
1475 (anytime).
o Ric mg limo full aded
rim, CD, music. Tel. 2n-
1 212 CARINA F/powered
with maps and oieler PJJ
series pnce $1.6M neg. 1 AT
92 Carina F/powered PHH
Cooa F o4Mred $1.2AM nie00
Tel. 266- 461, 625-6397.
1 NISSAN B 13 Sentra.
Fully powered with air-
conditioner, CD Player and
speakers and mags. PHH series.
In excellent condition. Never
worked hire. Price ne Contact
Suresh Parsram at 254-0749.
1 JEEP Wran ler from
Canada $1.5M; 1 Mazda BZ
600 Picku X-Cab $1.5M; 1 6"
land dre ae going concern ~
$3.5M; 1 i-ft~reefer container;
2 six-cylinder Perkins; 1 Allison
tyra sml2ior ort~rvok. Call 617-
--0, 22--- -- --- ------ --
CAM, only 19 000 miles, AC,
PS, PW, PM, SRS. Security
alarm, two-side air bag, Cfull
loaded, next to new. $.
8ilin nC 14Krisahna. e 6 2
1 AA 60 Carina. Perfect
wo ning o~ndi itonta S lin
Scooter, 2005 model, 9 months
old. Call 220-0133.

PrceREO nDrEAL itive Away
nPrc! qOfier laing dctnth .
Contact# 227-3283, 615-8920,

CabTP ckupTAPJJ srie~so nb
model; Nissan Pathfinder 4-
door 1996 model, Honda
Delsol Short car, BMW 3181
Short car. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 641-2634.
ONE GJJ Le land
double axie truck with 20-
coyd. tayn ande hcatb.cPerf ct
Ilanting and scrap iron.
nxe ticnbt cond tio. P~r4
23 5.

and drivete. Cdnact r. Khg an

Auto Sales 28 'BB' Eccles
EBD. Tel. 233-2336, 623-9972.
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha O/
B engine; 1 Mini Bus scrap;
1 KE 10 engine & gear box;
'/2 HP motors; poultry waters,
tra y strou g hs, etc .; wo oden
ba 1copar fe er oprr
Must be sojd. Owner leavin39
62utry. Contac~tTel. 23 ~
ARE YOU interested in
buying or selling your vehicle?
Then contact Anita or Rockey
at Anita Auto Sales at 43 Croal
& Alexander Streets,
Georgetown. Tel. 628-28331
645-3596/227-8550 for Toyota
Carina & Corona 210, 212,
AT192, AT170, AE91 Sprinter
& Corolla, Mini bus 3Y, IRZ'
Caravan, 9-seater, T/Wagon'
ET176 Mitsubishi Lancer. T/
Pick-up, 4Runner, Rav 4, Suzuki
Vitara, TITundra, Nissan Sunny

I;RO a cl000


MtS(ffice~97/2000/XP/2003 lO
KNrton&M ~cAfee nntiviruso0(6
Cor~el D~a Cups&~ Fants
Ac~ountit& &PointofSale
Autw eard2006 &Neru't ra ~
Adober enie~r 7,Phitoshop CS2
After EffectsMuari Beacon 1S
Aduk & Children Educational t
Gaimes&i fats moerv'-
Alsoceomputer repairs
&~ upgrades doneat
year iteme/Offi~e *I/7

Our office is located
whereyoaur~p bem is

6-CYLINDER Cummings
engine 285 MF Tractor
8nre isrtiedrend boabcat,mforlIft,
Honda weeding machine,
John Deere loa er/backhoe
100 KVA alternator/
transformer. AII in good
working condition. Tel. 64-
WHIRLPOOL Microwave -
Ou ut 900 wa,2V45600HMZH1Z
samps 53 Ymaha Key Board,
Eepctron VCD 935 Karaoke
Machine, Ibanez Bass Multi
effects pedal Koss computer
spaks emw6hm axpixel Om u
626-1948; 231-3020


going coAcern

Sla@st in country
Soatsop to lipersoRs
Equlpp~dedvainD'i cun Syslem
(45cereens), ateomatic, fully
10aded, toisofex~tra

BGlieal~f~isic offer accepted
serious persons only need enqtuire

1 000 iece new cellular
phne partigt csicarirty
lighting antenna, charges all
types batteries, complete
casing sets, ear pieces, and
many many more, all going
ver cheap for wholesalers -

p fr een rre 10ertt har l
used, USA made $105 00
1 Honda EG 2 500 watts
9e etor i$1 8~00dworiki i

5mpBT newt 1Pecr iozzhit~ a
saw 110ver complete $35
000. 1 conross cute saw. 11v
-$80 000. 1 com lete o
einterntsse with ot of k
rnkputers an alccesries 1D
macsr Aprinec ordshabi
S8man ma y oe thhnoze -
photoop maEchine caind
manual 10 new blue large
bath tu fireglct ass ne0ve
usd-$30 000. 4 4-drawer
nera00ngcbnet aytmwihlt -
whueels, industrial and
bcmme, racial, 110vs blare
dust bag, forcarpet or
floore Dayto $30 0 00.1
larg water pump with
4ehssure ma tnoknaticO-
opraed $30 000. 4dae
Mitesaw oilng cade ustae
t$be.10v-$0 000 eah a

49wnor leaving 62 ~e.1-

4/29/2006, 6:36 PM

28 -SUNJDAY CHRON~ICq~p p~ril30, 800

SV 32 CAMRY. Excellent
condition. 17" mags, alc, CD &
Cassette Deck, fully powered -
$1.2M neg. Tel. 254-0171/646-
5136. AE 91 Wagon $550 000
iueln iondi pnn Si One
Cab. Excellent condition. Ie.
623-6335; 223-4472; 618-4481

SThe placl en need
ID )oW$8 b l

Please contact usat
Lot 50-10 Hadfield Street
J ust behind Brickdam
Police Station

SLAYOUT birds to buy.

018,.S.CNAC E. 27
ONE Carpente r,
Iasonry and tile layer to
lo work. 621-4928.

18-23 ECCLES

72 East Field Drive. Nandy Park,

OONtE eL i -i Domaers P
Accommodation provided.
2 WAITRESSES. Apply to
ibi Jameel's 14 Vryherd's
:ast Public Rd., ECD. Tel.

xcONEtoexp~er n rd
all 226-7346..
1 LIVE-IN Domestic, age
3 30. Phone 222-2211-
1 OFFICE Assistant with
0 wed225 04 NIS, Wages'
ONE MAID. Apply 127 Fort
street Kingston, Georgetown
r Tel. 223-7252.

ppl Nn p~erer/Ptoor 5r3
iavid Street, Kitty,
eorgetown. Guyana.
ac.I1ko EOPElajNCEoD
permanent job. Call 222-
11:708, 623-3404.
:pt. for working persons
.a city or suburban with
-:oderate rental. 226-
.410. .
ONE Cook and Bar
;ittendant. Apply at Doc's
Pool Bar, 315 Middle St.,
between 10:30 hrs and 12:00

LIVE-IN Maid 25 35
erswithC2 daSh off e2ry
8270, during working hrs.
Trainees for Mechanic,
Welding, Fitting and
Machining. Zeelugt. EBE.
Call Shalim 260-0055.
3 years or more experience
to work in a Canadian trained
salon. Call 226-2260, 619-

SPletase contact Mr.l G. Wynte~r on J33-3154//333-6628 Or 1
I 1~Mr. Clifford Stanley on 61 8-6;538/328-2304


A PORTER to work in
printer. Apply in person to
29 Station St., Kitty with
ONE DRIVER to work taxi
on East Coast Demerara.
Call 270-4266; 647-6827.

or stuDEnEto s rre nu nisha
apartment in Li ht Street
Georgetown. Pone 25
c NVETER orom 2230 sin l
Contact Lawrence. Tel.p 322.
to wok atJm's Br OtMon rs
Tel. 220-2706. Can live-in.
1 APARTMENT to rent
immediately around Central G/
Shroh tu on Ie.K numbe la -
COOK, Waitress to work
at Hotel Purple Heart
Restaurant and Bar., Charit ,
q53 br626-o6a99.Cl22
MECHANIC to work in
the Interior. Must have
knolde eof Cat e davaor,
welding. Ca I 225-2535 or
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
pre erabey 3 om tjeel 6on~t
6931/2 3-5260.
ONE Salesgirl. one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18 25.
Mudt bepl as t andCfrieC l
DECENT working female
romatet t s are furn s 0
including light & water.
Call Sharon -649-2358.
FAMILY to take care and
wo datbe onedu i. Iai i
accommodation provided also
one handyman. 621-4928.
ONE experienced
S supervisor. Apply In person

Eleece onc,n al43 o o
Road. Tel. 227-4404.
1 MAl D. to wo rk n ig hts
3t 9W tro oG u t H~ous eh
Cummingsbu rg Apply
WAITRESSES wanted at
"DE DECK" Night Club & Bar,
Harbour Bridge Mail
Ba otstown, EBD. 233-6253,
62 -3604. Caekr/

Huaensdyhone (tro vaevainab e
Sowdstairs) 6G328dsala 6
8_( 0 a 22-24or 1-
COUNTER Clerk. Apply
In person with written
C ~N. Dicou:0t Stt ee3t
A9L3L6T4EL # 643-0239, 649-
WHOLE day Domestic,
preferably not a der than 35
y~rs. and living in or near
enqureor wly. Caler223
SEWING machine
operators, trimmers &
Lama Ave., Bel Air Park
(next roto the Ch oile)
Hairdresser. Must know to do
manicure, pedicure, facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
cnat.toelre8.3-525 Seaoe
MALE and female
coconut pickers and to pick
up coconut on the
Waenaam mman.Foreeli e
provided. Good wa ed.
Please call 774-51261 034
46 m 8 am.~ 624-6855, 6231

MANAGER to work at klottI
Purple Heart Rest. & Bar,
Charity, Essequibo Coast,
Experience will be an asset.
Call 225-2535 or 626-6909.
Drivers &one male
Rspraecher n dwdfkoni < .
employer. Call Jeffrey.
Cell# 622-8350 after5pm.
TO buy one property or
vacant house lot, near the
Pbli RV nd - Wop
Pa rika (good residential
area) or Herstelling $5M
$6 M negA. Conta ct
PO -3 -2U3S8. Woom
201-985-2884. Suresh -
tel. 269-0766.
W btreessbeo edKieahnedn stf
age. 18 to 25. Apply with
written application and
Sta t Kitt p m6 44 19 Barr

Inte NrEM Muesthanowto oroepaiin
Perkins and Bedford
engines, knowledge of
Cterp lasret ava7%- wu d
640-6066, 624-0204.
Porters, Salesgirls and
Salesboys. Apply Avinash
Atohmpaex, Wate~rast et
Bus Park & Anand's Regent
Street. Contact 226-3361,
URGENTLY needed -
commercial, residential

R nent St.foRosbableSto, tt.
Rd., Church St., Vlissengen
Rdeother area not m~entio~nd.
.50 SECURITY Guards
for Baton, Armed and
Canine (Dogs) Division, 2
wok a Ddrierns Dn coenratsa
(like minibus). Contact
S curityaSnearv R1 s
Regent Road, Bourda *
experience with domestic work,
experienced cook an asset, two
recommendation letters a must.
Frmtr nursery er tea her anast
days off per week. Immediate
interview, good salary. Job starts
July 1, 2006. Call 226-9729.
DRIVERS: Truck Drivers
for Heavy Duty and Light

miiu lcne t ppli uo

rCle rmnm adnd a aid Drpy e '
Licence to: The Personnel &
Training Manager, National
H-arldware (Guyana) Lim td
Cummingsburg. Georgetown.

Iand/business places/
offices/bonds and vehicles.
Ready buyers/tenants. TEL.

Must have current licence to
drive tractor. Apply in person
we ommena Iatiaonsnd Polic2
Clearance to: The Personnel
& Training Manager, National
Hr~dwarea(Guy nra)eLim td
Cunminginppy Georg qwn
in person with written
application, 2
recommendations and a valid
police clearance to: The
Personnel & Training
Manager, National Hardware
(Guyana) Limited, 17-19A
Water Street. South
Cumminn~g~sburg Georgyetown.
Applicants with Military or Para
Military experience would be
an Advan age. iAaptpl 2
person wit app lcton' 2
r~eomameen eaors nn Plcee
& Training Manager, National
Hardware (Guyana) Limited.
17-19A Water Street. South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

FOURTEEN-year-old An-
thony Downes stole the lime-
light on Friday evening at the
Pegasus Court, by demolish-
ing 19-year-old Nicholas
Fenty in straight sets in the
Men's open singles semi-fi-
nals of the Le Meridien Pe-
gasus Tennis 2006 Champi-
The first set was won in
quick fashion with Downes
stamping his authority early on
Fenty, winning 6-2.
Downes was up 1-0 in the
second set after he struck the
ball well, which set up his fore-
hand top spin that he sent skid-
ding to all parts of the court.
Fenty had no answers to the big
first serve or the topspin fore-
hand which had him pinned to
the baseline when it was hit
with pace.
This continuity saw
Downes rushing to a 4-0 lead.
In the 5th game Downes started
to serve a lot of double faults
which let Fenty in through the
backdoor to surprise his oppo-
nent with a co ple of ripn
forehand topsp ns, to tk the
Fenty bounced back and
looked set to make an amaz-
ing comeback as he won his
third straight game, but it was
not to be and despite having
all the chances to level the
score with Downes having a

problem with his serves, the
eventual winner still man-
aged to take a 5-3 lead.
Fenty bounced back to
win the 9th game but
Downes did not waste time
and rocketed powerful serves
to close the game. The
youngster will now take on
defending champion Phillip
Squires in the final.
Carol Humphrey was
awarded the title of Ladies' 30-
and-over singles champion, af-
ter Shelly Daly due to a hand

injury was not well enough to
play the final.
In the Men's 35-and-over
singles, Andre Lopes played
an excellent two sets to defeat
number one seed Rudy Grant
6-1, 6-2, while Steven Longe
got past Albert
Madramootoo 6-3, 6-2.
Also played was the
Men's open doubles semi-
finals, in which Wayne and
Clinton Alphonso defeated
Owen Lewis and Lopes 7-5
and 6-2.

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ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC)
- Newly installed West Indies
Captain, Brian Lara, says the
regional side still has plenty
work to do, after they
stumbled to an unconvincing
five-wicket win over minnows
Zimbabwe in the opening
One Day International of the
Digicel Home Series at the
Antigua Recreation Ground
After restricting the visitors
to 151 for nine in their 50 overs,
West Indies slipped to 77 for
four before recovering to reach
their target of 154 for five off
"We wanted to win it

(game) in a much more au-
thoritative fashion and we
didn't. We got to go back and
work," Lara said in a post-
match interview.
"The new ball bowlers
have to get more wickets early
up and that's the sort of at-
tack we have. We've got guys
bowling 90 miles an hour; we
want them to get wickets.
There are areas we are going
to talk about and work on.
"I don't think it was as
comfortable asit looked and
Zimbabwe must be com-
mended for the fight that
they gave."
After winning the toss and
inserting the southern Afnican
nation, West Indies struck in
the day's second over when
Piet Rinke fell for one with the

scor ne -year-old Justice
Chibhabha struck 55, his irts
international half-century and
shared a stand of 64 for the
second wicket with skipper
Terrence Duffin (26), to re-
store order to the Zimbabwe
West Indies got off to a

b rton a thlou s rin ginnath
first over with the score on
Chris Gayle (35),
Ramnaresh Sarwan (14)
and Shivnarine

iheadn th Wes I~ndie still
75 runs off their target, but
Lara, who finished on 40
and DeneshlRadmdin rh

fifth wicket to put the
Windies back on course.
"(It was) reasonable re-
sult. We set ourselves targets
throughout this game land) we
did hit some, not all," Lara ad-
"Ithought that we needed
a lot more wickets in the first
25 overs. The Zimbabweans
did it, consolidated didn't
score much runs but didn't
lose any wickets.
"It's situations like that
when you are bowling first
you would like to get more
wickets. Batting last, we set
ourselves of getting the runs
in 350overs which we failed (to
Lara also said there was
also room for improvement
mn the team's fielding but
felt it would get better as the
series progresses.

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the late HARRY
WILLIAMS formerly of
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Centre, 3j08 East /~P
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Cummingsburg, also
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Assembly, who died on
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children, grandchildren, great
grandchildren, brothers, in-
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brother Elson'
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celebrate ...
From back page
nipping in to head past Edwin van der Sar after four minutes
when Didier Drogba knocked on Frank Lampard's corner.
A magnificent goal by Joe Cole past the hour made it 2-0 and
Ricardo Carvalho finished off a sweeping move with a fierce shot
after 73 minutes to put the title party in full swing.
The one blot on the occasion was United and England striker
Wayne Rooney being carried off on a stretcher after a fair challenge
from Paul Ferreira in the 78th minute that left him clutching his
foot in pain.

Rooney left the stadium on crutches with United manager Alex
Ferguson confirming the 20-year-old had injured his foot, describing
it as "sore".
Chelsea skipper John Terry also hobbled out of the stadium
having had 10 stitches inserted in a gash in his shin following a
clash with Rooney.
Mourmnho drew a contrast between Chelsea's two successful
title campaigns their first since they won the championship for
the first time way back in 1955.
"Last season was different, no one believed we would win, last
season we were six, seven points ahead and still people doubted,"
said Mourinho.
"This year, in December, we were a long way clear and people
were already saying we were champions."
"Manchester United were fantastic and I think today the result
doesn't show how difficult it was for us."
Terry added: "There was no way I was going to come off. I
was desperate to stay on and enjoy the moment."
"Chelsea deserve all the credit," said Ferguson. "3-0 was harsh
but we let in soft goals and when you do that against Chelsea you
have to take your medicine."

Mourinho's men have carried on where they left off last term
by combining rock solid defending with a relentless attack, striking
from midfield with Lampard or up front through Drogba.
Terry led a back line that looked almost invulnerable, helping
Chelsea win their opening nine games and remain unbeaten until
going down to United at Old Trafford in early November.
At the turn of the year, they led United by nine points, a lead
that mecreased, despite a 3-0 drubbing at Middlesbrough, to 18 by
Chelsea's multi-national mixture of doughty dsfence and speedy
counter-attack led by rotated wingers Dutchman Arjen Robben,
Ireland's Damien Duff and Cole and Shaun Wright-Phillips of
England proved a winning formula.
But Mourinho worried that leading the table from so early in
the season might cause problems with motivation later.
Ferguson's side, with games in hand, began to chip away with
a long winning run of their own and Chelsea dropped points against
lowly Fulham and Birmingham.
The lead was whittled down to seven before Chelsea replied
with renewed spirit, beating West Ham 4-1 on April 9 after scoring
all their goals while a man down following the sending off of
Portugal midfielder Maniche.
United were unexpectedly held to a 0-0 draw by Sunderland
and Chelsea capitalised by winning the rest of their games to
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From back page
or even the investment it required to be ready," Lockerbie said.
"We are developing stadia that will serve with fine use for
Cricket World Cup but it will also be fantastic additions to mnfra-
structure for entertainment, for sport for business, for tourism for
many, many decades to come."
'"The doubts that have been pilfered in the last few days should
be seen as people trying to find things to worry about.
"It's not that we aren't worried everyday you've got to make
sure you are making the right steps forward and that no one is be-
ing taken back or being lazy about it (because) we've got to get the
job done but with that said, we will be done and I think we will
prove the headlines we have been getting these days, they will com-
pletely be the opposite when it comes to the Wiorld Cup."
The World Cup will bowl off March 13 with the West Indies
facing Pakistan.

SInterment tooki place on April 26, 2006 in
~Calgary, Canada.J"~~p

28 SUNDAY CHRONIICLE April 30, 2006


Last-gasp Mar tin helps N BS Challengre cricket ...
Sinrh's centulrr

put the Spurs ahead.
The Kings led 47-41 at half-
time and led by as many as 14
points in the second half, but
saw the Spurs rally to take the
lead several times in a frantic fi-
nal quarter.
"I can't say enough about
our basketball team," Sacra-
mento coach Rick Adelman said.
"We got the lead early but
we knew they were going to
come back at us because of who
they are.
"That last possession says
a lot about where we've gone as
a team. It's a great win for us
after the last game. Give our
guys a lot of credit for the way
we played tonight."
Sacramento coach Gregg
Popovich wasn't discouraged
by the loss.
"I don't put much into mo-
mentum swings at this point of
the season," Popovich told re-
San Antonio are 17-1 in the
series when they lead 2-0 after
two games.
After the victory in Wash-
ington, the Cavaliers lead the
best-of-seven Eastern Confer-
ence quarter-final 2-1 and have
regained homecourt advantage

Ijkao w *
4 -L,
ft a-(~i ~

The victory allowed the
Lakers to take a 2-1 lead in their
best-of-seven Western Confer-
ence quarter-final series.
Martin pulled the Kings to
their unlikely victory over the
defending NBA champions
from a fast break lay-up over
Tim Duncan that sank just as
the final buzzer sounded in the
Western Conference showdown.
The dramatic basket
came after Manu Ginobili lost
the ball on a drive with less
than seven seconds left.
Mike Bibby then quickly

passed the ball to Martin, who
helped the Kings cut their series
deficit to 2-1, after Sacramento
lost in overtime in Game Two.
"I just threw it up and
hoped it went in," Martin told
"It feels good, but it's just
a starting point though."
The Kings also host Game
Four today.
Duncan led the Spurs
with 29 points, 12 rebounds
and six blocks, while Michael
Finley added 17 points, in-
cluding a three-pointer with
less than 30 seconds left that

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Kevin Martin tipped in the
winning basket just as time
expired, giving the Sacra-
mento Kings a thrilling 94-
93 win over the San Antonio
Spurs in National Basketball
Association play in Sacra-
mento on Friday..
In other games, LeBron
James scored 41 points as the
Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the
Washington Wizards 97-96 to
assume control of their series
and the Lakers put in a strong
all-round display to defeat the
Phoenix Suns 99-92 in Los An-

RIGHT-handed middle-order
batsman Mankarran Singh
hit a fine unbeaten century to
ease Kennard's Memorial to
a comfortable six-wicket vic-
tory over Young Adventurers
in the latest round of the
2006 New Building Society
(NBS) Challenge second di-
vision 40-over cricket compe-
tition in Berbice.
Singh hit 17 fours and two
sixes in his blistering innings as
his team reached 184 set by
Young Adventurers for the loss
of four wickets in the 26th over,
with the centurion getting use-
ful support from Rakesh
Ramlall, who made 32 (3x4).
Young Adventurers, who
batted after winning the toss,
were 184 for nine at the
competition of the 40th over,
with Brian Bourne making 41
which contained three fours and
Vernon Peters 29, as Ramlall
grabbed three for 20 from his
eight overs and Singh two for 37
(seven overs).
At Adventure ground,
Yakusari Caribs beat the
home team by 44 runs.
Yakusari Caribs took first
strike and made 227 all out in
their 40 overs with Nipaul
Ayana making 93 (7x4, 2x6) as
Churaman Budhoo snapped up
three for 23 from his eight
overs, bowling for Adventurers,
who in reply were bowled out
for 183 when the 33 overs were
in progress with Steven Harram
making 59. Asif Mohamed
snared four for 23 bowling for
Yakusari Caribs.
Over at No.48, No.43 Scor-
pions upset Cavaliers by 46
tunsed Io.48 batted Iirs 3and
out in the 30th over, with Jamal
Crawford grafting a stylish 63
which included seven fours and
two sixes. Farook Drepaul
chipped in with 49 as Mahendra
Homraj grabbed four for 30.
When No.48 batted they
reached 147 in the 29th over
with Anil Diaram making a

ture withatshe bal o e -
ture three for 39.
At No.72 ground, No. 72
All Stars beat No.70 by an ex-
citing six-run margin after No.72
See bc sl d fr57 and then
Chris Bollers and Deolall
Deochan grabbed six for 16 and
seven for 29 respectively for
their teams.
At Bloomfield the Univer-

sity of Guyana Tain Campus
went down to Bloomfield by
six wickets.
UG Tamn made 97 all out in
the 30th over with Tosha
Forrester hitting 47 while Vishal
Beharry took four for ten and
Chandra Gobin four for I I,
bowling for Bloomfield who in
response raced to 101 for six in


the 23rd over, with Gobin re-
turning with the blade to make
an efficient 56, decorated with
three fours and a solitary six.
Skeldon Community were
all out for 163 in the 32nd over,
with Neville Williams making 29
and Jermain Reid 36 against
home boys Scotsburg, whose
main bowler was Mohamed
Pirkhan who had three for 39.
Scotsburg in reply galloped
to 164 for two in the 31st over
with Clarence Beresford hitting
an unbeaten 58 (7x4) while
Michael Kendall supported
with 35 not out.
At the Side Line Dam
ground, Silver Star beat Rising
SaRi ing Staicto first strike
and could only muster 112 from
29 overs with David Bisnauth
taking five for 25 bowling for
Silver Star, who replied with
113 for six in the 25th over,
Alvin Gobin making 36.
Across at the No.58 Vil-
lage, No.65 defeated the
home side by 31 runs. ti
and woe 5al ot for 148 in
the 32nd over with Jairam
Chand taking three for 21,
bowling for No.58, who were
then scuttled out for 112 mn
the 311st) orh i and e

beaten 48 while Besham
Seelall took five for 15, deliv-
ering for the winners.
The competition was ex-
pected to continue yesterday.

after James sank the winning
basket with 5.7 seconds remain-
Game Four is in Wash.
ington today.
GlA threreepoint ply b3 4 rd
onds remaining gave the Wiz-
ards a 96-95 lead.
However, James responded
with a lay-up in heavy traffic,
ousit elfI atr s ofte Wi
ards' Michael Ruffin for the
game winner.
Larry Hughes added 16
points for thec winners. Arenas
led Washington with 34 points.

ing fr al ivny stresad anof
night for Phoenix Suns guard Steve
Nash gave the Lakiers a well-de-
served Game Ihree win.
All f`ive Lakers starters had
at least I3 itus, led by gurd

walton hadl 17 points andi to re-
b~ounds~ and th~ .NBA s leadinef
scorer Kobe Bria;nt hadl I
points andl seven assists.
i ULamarI odom1 pul~,led~t downc

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Memorial to victory

Kings upset Spurs


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turns his back on England,' said
the back page of yesterday's
edition of The Times while The
Daily Tlegr~aph said simply:
'Another Fine Mess'.

21 9 g 8I0 St Sri Lan ka



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to withdraw as a candidate to
succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson
was influenced by death
threats from Portuguese foot-
ball fans upset that he was
talking to the FA before this
year's World Cup.
"... there was a sinister edge
in the Brazilian's claims that
threats to Fabricio, his 14-year-
old son, were behind his u-
turn," wrote The Times.
The Telegraph said:
"LThat (death
.threats) is likely to

his amazing u-
"Whatever the
truth of threats
ag ~~a ainst Felipe Luiz
Scolari's family, the
Football Association
should have known
they were dealing
with 'a loose cannon',
lit ~Og~as he was depicted in
~; headli.,e yesterday,"
aa added the Telegraph
comment page.
"The FA's chief
executive (Brian
Barwick) deserves
scolding for not doing
his homework."

The Guardian called it a
farce. "The humiliation is
devastating for the Football
Association. It had been as-
sumed that the flight to
Lisbon by the chief executive
Brian Barwick on Wednesday
meant that an agreement ex-
isted in principle.

"Only the humiliation of
the FA is indisputable. Never
before has the body been
spurned mn such a way and the
competence of everyone in-
volved is open to the deepest of
The Times added: "Hay-
ing been given the opportu-
nity to become the first South
American to coach England,
he (Scolari) has almost cer-
tainly ensured that Sven-
Goran Eriksson's replace-
ment will be home-grown
should th rFA er fin tr e.

that persuaded World Cup-win-
ning former Brazil coach Scolari
that the England manager's job
was not for him was clearly il-
lustrated on The Sun's front
'My Secret Affair' screamed
the headline yesterday as the
paper revealed that
Middlesbrough manager
McClaren, now back among the
front-runners for the post, had
a relationship with a secretary
during atrial separation from his
Inside the paper quotes
44-year-old McClaren as say-
ing in a statement: "I was
separated from my wife a
year ago and had a three-
month affair. It ended at the
end of August last year and I
went back to my wife in Sep-
"I want to clear this up.
I feel this is a private mat-
ter but in view of specula-
tion about the England job,
I felt I had to clarify the

The Guardian weighed in
with, 'Chaosreigns over Engaland
job as Scolari says thlankis but no
thanks' and The Sun focused on
the candidates with 'SOS. Sam,
O'Neill, Steve all back in run-
"Big Phil Scolari's challeng-
ers for the England job were last
night told: You're back in the
frame lads," the paper said, re-
ferring to Sam Allardyce, Mar-
tin O'Neil and Steve McClaren.

of astonishment and criticism
yesterday after Portugal
coach Luiz Felipe Scolari
turned down the England job.
'FA humiliated after Scolari

By Ken Ferris

LONDON, England
(Reuters) British newspa-
pers reacted with a mixture


association stated: "each
country will be allowed a
maximum of 11 girls and 11
bo3 s in their team. No coun-
try can enter more than two
(2) at hietes in each indi-
vidual event and one lit re-
lay team. No athlete will be
allowed to compete in more
than two (2`levents."
Nowl~. here is n ~herre the
trouble started for the selec-
tion panel. The team had to be
permed. There were eleven
(11) individual events, which
meant that if Guyana wo-- to
field the maximum of two (2)
athletes in each event, then
each member of the team
would have to double, that is,
do 2 events.
The results of the Trials
were consulted and the panel
decided that no athlete who
had won an event would be
left off the team, thuj the
winner of the Girls DIscus -
event at the Trials was re-
tained and another athlete who
had a place on the team had to
be sought to support the win-
ner of the event. Lawanda was
2nd in the Discus event and to
the knowledge of the panel it
is the only Field event in
which she participates. This
process had to be applied also
in the boys' events.
It must be understood that
the competition wais one
which the IAAF refers to as a
'Match Meet' one for
'points' and thus gaining every
available point would have
been important to Guyana.
Let me state clearly and re-
assure you that the results of
the "IGG TRIALS" were the
only criteria used to select the
athletes for the 2006 Inter-
Guiana Games. Maybe you
might be able to assist the as-
sociation in working out a new
formula for placing 11 athletes
in 22 places without each be-
ing asked to double.
No useful purpose will
be served in responding to
the various inaccuracies
contained in your letter
given the explanations
stated above nor do I wish to
deal with the many pre-
ambles contained therein
either, except to remind you
that the Games were on lo-
cal soil and further say that
I am glad that Lawanda in-
tends to remain focused on
her event the Discus
throw. Thinking positively
is a very good beginning for
such a young athlete.

Claude Hi. Blackmlore
President Amlateur Ath-
leties Association of Guyanla

rhez Slabrelek News on the same
da\ that the Lo~ng Junlp Tral31
w~re lalong plac.
Arising out of the results of
the Long lump events, 2 boys
and girls were added to the
original list thus making it 14
girls and 14 boys on tle
The association invited
these 28 students to a meeting
on Saturday April 8, 2006, at
the Thomas Lands YMCA
through letters sent to their re-
spective schools and followed
these up with telephone calls
where possible. Notices of the
meeting were also sent to and
carried by the media.
Unfortunately, Lawanda
was one of the two (2) athletes
from St Joseph High School who
were absent from the meeting,
and again, the association sought
the assistance of the media, and
Ms Wonita Hubern on the
"Voice of Guyana Morning
programmle" sent o-ut an SOS
for the absent Blhletesi to report
to the association's Secretariat at
Olympic House either in person
or by telephone to 223-6376.
I would not bore you with
the details of the meeting with
the athletes except to say it was
attended by athletes and -some
parents (even though parents
were not specifically invited)
from as far as East Berbice, West
Coast Berbice and Linden. It
was lively where the athletes
stood up and introduced them-
selves and spoke about their
feeling of bemng selected on the
team. Team uniform sizes were
taken. In turn the athletes were
introduced to the Management
Team and other Coaches who
were, to work with them. Train-
ing schedules and dates and
times of training were discussed.
It was decided that the team
would commence training on
Monday April 10, 2006, at
16:00 h daily as follows: MSC
ground, Linden for athletes of
that area, Police Sports Club
ground for other athletes and
RH Harper LJ
Facility for jumpers.
It is to be noted that since
the Games were being held in
Guyana the association (as well
as Football) was given permis-
sion to keep all their athletes
(28) on the team. I am advised
that Lawanda turned up at the
Police Sports Club ground on
Tuesday April 18, 2006. for the
first time after- a teacher of her
school, on her own business.
called our Secretaiat~n earlier that
day and was told of her absence
from training sessions.
The Protocol issued to the

Dear Mr. Whaul

discussion -Whaul/Edwards/
Blackimore at 116 on Mlon-
day last (April 24), I note an
article in toda?'s I Wednes-
dayl Stabrock Newvs under
the caption:
Parent queries man-
ner of daughter's omission
from Inter-Guiana Games
team"' and therefore find it ur-
gent and necessary to offer a
formal response to your letter.
Please forgive me if 1 re-
state matters we discussed but
it is necessary to put the en-
tire matter in perspective.
Firstly, in early February
the Athletics Association of
Guyana (AAG), the Guyana
Amateur Swimming Associa-
tion (GASA) and the Guyana
Football Federation (GFF)
were invited to the Department
of Sports (D of S) to discuss
the staging of a revived Inter-
Guiana Games tournament in
2006. At that meeting the dis-
ciplines were each issued with
a copy of the 'Protocol' which
the three (3) countries had
signed and given one week to
submit a detailed plan, inclu-
sive of a budget, as to getting
a team ready for the 'Games'.
Two impo-rrant points were
stressed a1t lhal meeting, and
these were: (1) each athlete
must be attending an Educa-
tional Institution in Guyana
and (2) be born in 1987 and
Against this background,
the AAG submitted its work
plan to the D of S which gave
the date of an 'Inter-Guiana
Games Trials' for Saturday
March 25, 2006, and the nec-
essary logistics, invitations to
schools, etc, were put in place.
Athletes were restricted to
competing in a maximum of
two (2) events; the same num-
ber that would have been pos-
sible during the staging of the
The Track and Throws
events were held at the GDF
ground on the date indicated
above and the Long Jump
events at the 'Rudolph Harper
Long Jump Facility' at~the
Thomas Lands YMCA on
Wednesday, April 5, 2006.
Following the completion
of the Track and Throws
events, the association had
prepared a shortlist of all the
athletes who had placed 1st &
2nd in each event and these
athletes numbered 12 girls and
12 boys. This list was sent to
the D of` S and it appeared in

Another tabloid, The
Daily Express, commented:
"Even in the long history of
embarrassing debacles involv-
ing the Football Association,
the appalling farce of the
hunt for a new England man-
ager has set new standards of
Newspapers also re-
ported that Scolari's decision

by Murali who struck again
with the last ball of the ses-
sion when Jamie Pipe was
bowled attempting an ill-ad-
vised cut at a full delivery.
After tea, Murali's pounce
on an on-drive to run-out Mo
Sheikh with a direct hit followed
by a near featureless half-cen-
tury stand between Gray and
It was only when Gray
smeared F~arveez Maharoof to
gully' that the tourists were back
in business.
Openers Michael Vandort
and Upul Tharanga negotiated
the remaining four overs to
Muralitharan. who missed
the opening draw with Brit-
ish Universities, came into
the side for the penultimate
warm-up match before the
first Test begins at Lord's on
May I 1.
Kumar Sangakkara was
nlamedl captalin in the absence
of' M\ahela .Iayawardene,
whlile lef't-arml strike bowler
Chlamindc a Vaus was also
rested. (BBC< Sport)

LASITH Malinga's raw pace
and Muttiah Muralitharan's
spin saw seven wickets fall for
55 runs as Derbyshire
crashed out for 219 to Sri
The tourists managed no
wickets in the morning and only
three after tea but in between
Malinga and Murali wreaked
havoc in their first tour appear-
ances. (Derbyshire 219 v Sri
Lanka 4-0)
Steve Stubbings and Chr-is
Taylor put on 85 before lunch
but Malinga's extra bounce
brought three quick victims.
And it took ninth-wicket
pair Andy Gray and Tom
Lungley to steer them past 200.
Malinga, whose first five-
over spell saw him concede
seven no-balls, saw Taylor
beaten by apparent low bounce
as he edged on to his leg-stump
on the back-foot defence.
Travis Birt ducked an ex-
pected bouncer only to offer
a periscope blade as the ball
madle no more than stump
height andi was edg~ed to scr-
andi slip.

Stubbings was then
cramped by a bouncer into glov-
ing behind.
Murali got in on the act
when Ant Botha swept him

b I

sweetly but straight into the
hands of square-lc .
Andi Derby~sh rc wer~e five
dow~n after1 Hassa~n Adnarn wcnt
run-out via a mnix-uip ~ith
Grace W'elchl ov\er an abortred
TIhe captain~ wals p~innled
lbw~ on the b~ack-f'oot def'enre

British med a cr ticise FA over Scolari fiasco

poer,ts Editor

Oen letter to Eric Whaul

on daughter's Inter-Gulana

__~~~ ~ ~ 1 _ __

... Franklin hits maiden Test century

LONDON, England (Reuters) Top jump racing trainer Mar-
tin Pipe announced his retirement yesterday with immediate
Pipe. 60, the son of a bookmaker, was champion trainer 15 times,.
saddlmng his first winner in 1975.
He won over 3 900 races, including the Grand National in 1994
with Miinnehoma, and had an outstanding record at the Cheltenham
Fes altold Channel 4 Racing: "I've not been in the best of

son1) Djavid to take over."
Champion jockey Tony McCoy said: "He was a brilliant boss
and I'm not just saying that because he has retired.
"You knew his horses were always fit and trying their best-
and I think I rode nearly 1 200 winners~ for him in seven

Chelsea Win file,# WeSI SFOM

and Bsrmingham down

when the declaration came an
Hour into the day's play.
Franklin reached three fig-
ures with a straight drive for
four off fast bowler Dale Steyn.
In all he batted for four hours
during which he faced 268 balls
and hit 14 fours and a six.
Patel scored 27 not out off
31 balls in a stand of 58 off 79
balls for the unbroken ninth-
wicket stand.
"It was really hard to
battle my anxiety in the first
session but once I got
through that and had a few
Guys crack some jokes it was
quite easy to get into it,"
Patel told a news conference.
South Africa were in the
field o 6 oversbad h best


"I w:ds adve liked to spin
it past the bat or have it take
the outside edge but that
doesn't happen often. To take
Graeme Smith's wicket espe-
cially is huge.
"I'm not sure any Test
wicket from here can feel the
Boeta Dippenaar and
Amla steadied the South Af.
rica innings with a solid part-
nership, which Patel ended at
72 an hour before tea.
Dippenaar (47) cut a delivery
and edged it on to his stumps.
Patel ended the. day with two
for 58 from 20.5 overs.
Dippenaar conceded that
the South Africans had only

thmelves t~o b ame or allow-

huge total.
"Had we taken our
chances we could have got
them out for less than 400,"
Dippenaar said.
"The catch I dropped
(from Stephen Fleming) cost
quite a bit, and had they been
dismissed for 300-odd we
would have been in a very
good position.
"At this level you are ex-
pected to take those catches and
there's no excuse; it's not good
"The difference between
dominating our games and
not is probably purely our

By Telford Vice

CAPE TOWN, South Africa
(Reuters) Hashim Amla
scored his maiden half-cen-
tury to anchor South Africa's
reply to New Zealand's tow-
ering total of 593 for eight
declared on the third day of
the second Test yesterday.
South Africa were 155 for

two when bad light ended play
in the 12th over after tea, with
off-spinner Jeetan Patel dismiss-
ing both openers to enjoy a suc-
cessful Test debut.
Amla, who played~ his last
Test against' England in Cape
Town in January, 2005, was 50
not out Jacques Kallis was un-
beaten on 25.
Earlier, number nine bats-

man James Franklin put New
Zealand in a commanding posi-
tion with 122 not out, his
maiden Test century.
He was helped to the total
by Patel, who showed a straight
bat to finish unbeaten on 27

ures belonged to fast bowler
Makhaya Ntini, who took four
for 162 from 43 overs.
Swing bowler Chris Martin
and left-arm paceman Franklin
shared the new ball for New
Zealand before left-arm spinner
Daniel Vettori was introduced
into the attack in the 10th over.

Patel followed three overs
later, taking his first Test wicket
with his third ball when captain
Graeme Smith (25) lifted a drive
and presented the bowler with
a simple return catch.
"I suppose it was a dream

NEW ZEALAND 1st Innings (ln
MPpps bd 22
P. Fulton c Boucher b Steyn 36
S. Feming bPrince 262
S. Styris c Dippena~ar b Ntini 11
N.AstlelbwbNtini 50
J. Oram run-out 13
B. McCullum lbw b Ntini 5
D.Ventor'n lbuNtni 1
J. Patel not out 27
Extras: (ts Ib14, nb-15, w-1) 34
Total: (for 8 wickets declared, 165
ersl f wickets: 1-50, 2-62, 3 8,
4-188, 5-237, 6-259, 7-279, 8-

Bowling* Mn.Niini 43-5-162-4 (ab-2

45-0 (nb-1), N. Bole 29-4-89-0, G.
Smth l7-2-614 H. Amia l-0-4-, A.
Prince 24-2-1. -
G.Smih c & b Palel 25
B. Dppenaarb Patl 47
nmaoout 5
Extras: (19) 8
Total* (for 2 wickets, 61.5 overs)155
Fall of wickets- 136,2-10.
B lhng C Ma tin 7- --0 J
40-0, J.Palel205-4-858-,Styris3-

added to Sven-Goran Eriksson's
"There is a little bit of a dull
ache there, so he (Owen) is be-
ing honest, as he always is,"'
Newcastle manager Glenn
Roeder told the club's website.
"LHe is not saying he is
feeling a sharp pain or an ex-
cessive pain but he just
doesn't feel 100 percent
Two days after an astonish-
ing 4-3 aggregate win over
Steaua Bucharest in the UEFA
Cup semi-final, Middlesbrough
made nine changes and lost 1-0
at home to a late goal by
Fulham ended a 12-month
wait for an away league victory
with a 2-1 win at Manchester

CtSadly for Curbishley,
who has been in charge of
Charlton since 1991 and is
still seen as a contender for
the England coaching job,
there was to be no glorious
Goals by Steven Reid and
an own goal from Chris Powell
wrapped up the points for Rov-
ers to keep them firmly in the
hunt for a place in next season's
Curbishley received a stand-
ing ovation from both sets of
fans and the Rovers coaching
The battle for fourth spot
continues today when
Tottenham Hotspur welcome
Bolton Wanderers looking to
consolidate the final Champions
League qualification spot.
Fifth-placed Arsenal, who
are four points behind Spurs
with a game in hand, play at
bottom club Sunderland to-

By Martyn Herman

LONDON,England (euters)
- Chelsea staged a Premier
League title-winning party
after a 3-0 rout of Manches-
ter United yesterday but it
was doom and gloom for Mid-
lands clubs Birmingham City
and West Bromwich Albion
who were relegated.
Goals from William Gallas,
Joe Cole and Ricardo Carvalho
sealed a second successive title
for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
and United's misery was com-
pleted when England striker
Wayne Rooney was carried off
on a stretcher with a foot injury.
Liverpool kept alive their
hopes of pipping United for
second place, moving level on
po nt wth hiro rivaaft r
a 3-1 defeat of Aston Villa.
United and Liverpool have
79 points to Chelsea's 91, al-
though United are still
favourites to finish second as
they have an extra game re-
There were emotional scenes
after Charlton Athletic's 2-0
home defeat by Blackburn Rov-
ers following the announcement
that Alan Curbishley, the sec-
ond-longest serving top flight
manager, was quitting at the end
of the season.
Chelsea's joy was mirrored
by Portsmouth's fans at Wigan
Athletic's JJB Stadium where a
2-1 victory for the south coast
side completed remarkable es-
cape from the drop.

For the second week run-
ning Pompey, who looked des-
tined for relegation two months
ago, came from a goal behind to
clinch victory with a Matt Tay-
lor penalty.
Portsmouth's victory con-
demned Birmingham, who could
onlwcdsrtU i0e ahnodmee t
Brom, who play West Ham
United tomorrow. They will
join Sunderland in the second di-
vision next season.
"I had to throw a team to-
geuwheat Chri tras," said Ports-

second spell at the club in Oc-
cember to replace Frenchman
Alain Perrin
"I took over a poor squad,
with many players who were
nowhere near good enough to

play for Pompey.
"I shipped the ones out
who weren't interested in play-
ing for us and brought in play-
ers who wanted to play for this
club. We've got a great spirit
Birmingham boss Steve
Bruce congratulated Redknapp


on a run of six wins and two
draws in their last nine games,
"Of course we are very dis-
appointed but I want to con-
gratulate Harry on an unbeliev-
able run," said Bruce on the
club's website.
"~Their form has been cham-
pionship winning form not rel-
egation form and was too good
for any of us to catch.
"One point -from our first
seven games is what killed us."

Rooney's foot injury, which
will be scanned today, cast a
shadow over England's World
Cup hopes.
The sight of Newcastle
striker Michael Owen limping
on his return as a substitute at
Birmingham after a four-month
layoff with a broken foot has

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Amla anchors S. Africa after Patel strikes

CORE BB-B19 i0.4~f RD OLB

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kicks o today
THE East Bank Football Union (EBFU), in conjunction
with Ramesh U-ophy Stall. will kick off its Under-20 knoci-
out football competition, today, at Splashmin's Fun Park.
Two games aIre scheduled to be played wit h Mocha
Champs and Kuru Kuru Lions starting the action at (19 00 h
and at 1): 30 h in the fe~aturre clah Grove HI Tec~ t~k~e on Timehn
Shenton Joe and Shawn Maloney are the coordina-
tors of the competition while the sponsor, Trophy Stall.
w~ill be donating the trophies, medals, balls, football boots
and football outfits for outstanding players.

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two for 29 from eight overs.
It' was eventual man-of-
the-match Jerome Taylor
who was the most economi-
cal with two for 19 from 10
Medium-pacer Dwayne
Bravo, bowling competi-
tively for the first time in
about six weeks after picking
up a side injury in New
Zealand, took two for 23
from eight overs while Gayle
captured two for 30 with his
The second ODI will be
played here today.


Berbic~e baeat Essequ~&ibo arm1:

1)eme~crarac to rea ch2 fmalEk

Sarwan should have been

nmd catai W 8 carSO R n

__-_....^I .. -----a~aaPs~a~~---~ir~~i~*~l:

put on 44 for the fifth wicket,
was bowled by Utseya as he
attempted to cut a delivery that
was too close to his stumps to
leave the West Indies at 121 for
But Lara and Dwayne
~Bravo;' who finished nine not
out, saw the Windies to their
Earlier, Justice Chibhabha
top-scored in the Zimbabwe in-
nings, with a patient 55.from 99
balls, including five fours, bat-
tling against the accuracy of the
Windies attack.
Chibhabha and captain

TerryDuffin, who made apains-
taking 26 from 89 balls, put on
64 for the second wicket after
Zimbabwe :lost opener Piet
Rinke (1) in the day's second
over to an onside catch by Smith
as the batsman failed to keep
down an on-dnive.
Taylor tried to up the
tempo with 25 from 43 balls
with three fours as he shared a
stand of 36 with Chibhabha, but
Zimbabwe lost wickets steadily
at the end.
Chibhabha was one of two
victims falling to medium-pacer
Dwayne Smith who captured

gifted their wickets to the
useful Zimbabwe bowlers.
Runako Morton, who
opened with Gayle, was dis-
missed without scoring off the
last ball of the first over when
he drove loosely at a delivery
from pacer Edward Rainsford

Ramdin, who was looking to
push on, then added 33 for the
third wicket.
Gayle, who had disdainfully
hoisted Utseya over long-on and
onto the roof of the Richie
Richardson Stand for huge six,
soon succumbed to the bowler
when he top-edged a cut to short
third man to give Utseya his
first wicket. -
Six runs after Gayle's dis-
missal at 71 for three, Utseya
induced Shivnarine Chanderpaul
(3) to edge a catch to
wicketkeeper Brendon Taylor.
Ramdin, who helped Lara

STJOHN'S, Antigua,
(CMC) Captain Brian Lara
hit an unbeaten 40 from 43
balls to steer the West Indies
to a comfortable five-wicket
win over Zimbabwe in the
first Digicel One-Day Inter-
national at the Antigua Rec-
reation Ground (ARG) here
The left-handed Lara lifted
leg-spinner Ryan Higgins over
the mid-wicket boundary for
six to end the game in style as
the Windies reached 154 for
five off 38.2 overs.
Off-spinrier Prosper
Utsy b wled 11l to apture

:1 "e:: -h hom sdo' as-
men in check.

the Zimbabweans to 151 for
-ieoff theirc50 overs on an

Lara, who also struck three
fours in his knock, came to the
crease with his side in a spot
of bother on 77 for four and
guided them to their eventual
score with sensible batting.
Opener C~hris Gayle
laboured for 35 off 71 balls
with three fours and a six
while wicketkeeper/batsman
Denesh Ramdin hit 37 from
59 balls with three bound-
aries but like the other bats-
men who failed, they too

PRnABWcS itn b~aylor 1
T.~Duffin cwkpr Ramdin
b Smith 26
J. Chibhabha c Edwards
b Smith 55
B. TaylorcoBradshaw bBravo 25
E h guniburaatus ayle 8
K. Dabengwa c Chanderpaul
b Bravo 5
B.M hre esarwoan Ta'lylor 6
P. Utseya not out 2
E. Rainsfor~dnotautb- 14
Total: (9 wks,50 overs) 151
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-69, 3-106, 4-
Bowlng I'Ids 1.-3- ( ~w
1), Taylor 10-2-19-2 (w-2), Bravo 8-1-

and was caught at second slip by
Gregory Strydom.
Ramnaresh Sarwan, after
playing two glorious cover-
driven boundaries in his 14, was
run-out in the 12th over with the
score on 378, when he attempted
to take a single but just failed to
beat Utseya's throw from
It took the TV umpire to
confirm that Sarwan was just
short of his ground.
Gayle, who contained hris
natural aggression, and

Smn th 8029 (-) Gal Sw-1-02'
C. Gayle c Chibhabha b Utseya 35
R. Morton c Higgins
b Rainsford 0
R. Sarwan run-out 14

m.Chnd rpau ckpr Taylor37
b Utseya 3
B. Lara not out 40
Dxtrs (I-l it2, nb-3) 19
Total* (5 wkts, 38.2 overs) 154
1al 1. wick~ets:.1-1, 2-38, 3-71, 4-77'
Bowling: Rainsford 6-1-25-1 (w-3),
'Mahwire'7-1-14-0 (w-6), Chibhabha
S(b2 H-gg is 6.--3 -
Dabengwa 3-0-13-0.

after play got started some three
hours later than the scheduled
09:00 h start as a result of a
sharp showYer just around 08:50
h, which caused severe seepages
onto the -pitch. The umpires
were forced to reduce both
matches to 17-over scenarios to
facilitate the playing of both
Essequibo, invited to take
first strike on a slow track, at
12:00 h, were restricted to 97
for four off their allotted 17
overs, to which Ber~bice re-
sponded with 98, needing
only 14.2 overs to get there.
Imzran Khan and skipper
Narsinglk Deonarine. delighted
the crowd with some fantastic
strokeplay in a blistering 59-rm
unbroken stand that took
Berbice home.
The right-handed Khan
struck two massive sixes and
two fours in a 28-ball 36 while
the left-handed Deonarine hit
33 from 23 deliveries, decorated
with fours fours. They came to-
gether with their team on 39 for
three in the 7th over.

Maxi: "" "'"' -sh royno~n
Crandon 1 were the men dis-
missed, all victims of fast
bowler Ucil Armstrong, who
.was the most impressive
Essequibo bowler with three
for 19 from his four overs.
Earlier, Essequibo .were
given a start of 41 between
openers Denesh Joseph and .
Yogeshwar Lall in 8.4 overs be-
fore Lall 9, wandering out of his
crease, was run-out by
wicketkeeper Shastri Persaud.
Joseph, who played sev-
eral handsome shots include.
ing two fours and a six, soon

Es quib b Igh up hiftr
.50 in the 10th over, trying to
hit off-spinner Imran
.Jaferally over the top.
He had gone in the 10th
over for a 28-ball 30 with the
score on 51.
Jaferally. playing in front of
lais home crowd. struck two
halls later. without any) addition

to the score when new batsman
Dubraj Snh(L) missed an ex-
pansive drive and was compre-
hensively bowled.
Four overs later, Ramesh
Narine too became the fourth
casualty with the score on 66,
failing to beat Khan's throw
from the mid wicket boundary to
Persaud. looking for a second.
In the meantime Oscar
Richmond, growing in confi-
dence at the other end de-
spite wickets fajlllin around i
him, found a useful partner
in Latchman Rohlit and the
pair batted sensibly, scoring
31 runs in the remaining 3.5
overs to see their team to a
respectable total.
Jaferally two for 241 from
three overs was the most suc-
cessful of the Berbice bowlers.
In the other match that
commenced at 14:30 h,
Demerara. batting first once
skipper Leon Johnson called
correctly, made 114 for five in
their allotment of 17 overs.
Orin Forde led the way
with a splendid 48 that wais


YALall run-out 11
D, doseph b Jaferally 30
O. Richmond not out 28
D. Sirigh Jaferally 0
R. Nahrine run-cast 2
Extras: (IS, w-2, nb-6) 14
Total: Ifor 4 wkts, 17 overs) 97
Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-51, 3-51, 4-66.
Bowl g160(w n -11- P 1- va
4-0-12-0, Jaferally 3-0-24-2, R.
Crandon 2-0-12-0 (w-1), Deanarine
BER CE innings
S. Chattergoon c & b Armstrong 9
M. De Jonge c wkp. Rasool b
Armstrong 5
N. Deonarine not outp Rso33b
Armstrong 1
1. Khan not out 36
Extras: (b-1, b-2, w-11) 14
Total: (for 3 wkts, 14.2 overs) 98
Fall of wickets: 1-22. 2-37.3-39.
Bowling: Armstrong 4-0-19-3 (w-8),
D. Laff3-019-0 (w-3), Belfield2-0-21-
O, 2oles 3-0-25-0, Narine 2-0-11-

DEM1ERARA innings

produced from 38 deliveries
and laced with three fours
and two sixes.
Forde and Johnson 19,
posted 34 for the third wicket
in five overs and then another
38 for the fourth wicket with
Deon Ferrier 14 not out from 14
balls in four overs.
Fast bowlers Esaun
Crandon and Jeremy Gordon
along with off-spinners
Royston Crandon, Andre
Perlcival andj Deonarine all had
one wicket each.
Needing to score at a rate of
6.64 per- over, Berbick achieved
their target with an over to spare
at 1 14 folr five in 16 overs.
Chattergoon top-scored
with 23 (21 balls, (3x4), Imran
Khan and Richard Ramdeen 19
each, Percival 13, Royston
Crandon 16 not out and
Deobarine I1.
Off-spinner Ferrier had
one for 11, leg-spinner
Antonnel At well one for 18
and medium pacer Paul
Bevon one for 20 foi-

S. Jacobs c Percival b E. Crandon3
A. Hanif a Deonarine b Gordon
0. Forde c Deonarine b R. Cadr
L. Johnson c Chattergoon II
Percival 19-
D.FBerrien si.wkp. Persaud b
Deonarine 6
R. Sanrwan notout 5
Extras: (Ib-4, nb-3, w-3) 10
ral olwcets: -6 2 ers>-55. 4- ,
Bowling: E. Crandon 4-0-21-1, GoP
don 41r- -1 (nlM,) Prcla n-
22-1 (w-3), Deonarine 1 Q8-1..
S. Chattergoon stp. wkp. Tull b
Be Rmdeen ibw b Ferrier 1
1. Khan run-out 19'
N. Deanarine c Johnson b Atwrell
R. Crandon not out 16
A. Percival run-out 13
S. Persaud not out 2
Extras: (b-1, Ib-8, w-2) 11
Ioa (for 5 wkts, 165 2 es) 3-774-
77, 5-102.
Bowling* Morris 4-0-32-0 (w-2).
Bevon 3-0-20-1. Ferrler 4-0-11-1.
Sarwan 2-0-25-0, Atvaell 3-1-18-1

By Vemen Walter

URGED on by a fair-sized but
vociferous crowd, Berbice
were victorious in both of
their matches against
Essequibo and Demerara re-
spectively in the inaugural
Carib /Pepsi -sponsored
Twenty20 Inter-County
Cricket Tournament, played
yesterday at the Skeldon
Community Centre ground.
The victories have ensured
the men from the Ancient
County a place in today's final
fixed for 14:00 h at the
Blairmont Community Centre
ground, against the winner of
the Demerara/Essequibo en-
counter set for 09:00 h this
morning at the same venue.
Berbice first handed the
hapless Essequibo team, an
easy seven-wicket defeat be-
fore triumphing over arch ri-
vals Demetiara by five wick-
Overcast conditions pre-
\alledJ for almlost the entire day

ST JOHN'S, .Antigua,
(CMC) Former West Indie's
captain Richie Richardson
says Ramnaresh Sarwan
should have been appointed
to lead the regional side in-
stead of Brian Lara. .
The 44-year-old, who led
the West Indies in 24 Tests,
also believes the move to ap-
point Lara at age 36, was not
an investment for the future,
"I thought that Sarwan
would have got it (captaincy),"
Richardson told the Saturday
Sun newspaper.
"I don't see the point of
having him as vice-captain if
you're not going to give him the
job at some stage. But at the
end of the day, whoever is
given the job, we've got to sup-
port the team."
He continued: "If you're in-
vesting in the future and you're
thinking beyond World Cup.

you. would have given it to a
younger played.
'I have no problem with
Brian Lara as captain but he's

tom and looking to come up.
You've got to think about the
Lara was announced on
Wednesday to lead the regional
side for the third time after pre-
viously holding the post be-
tween 1998 and 2000 and be-
tween 2003 and 2005.
West Indies Cricket Board said
Lara's experience was needed espe~
cially with the World Cup ap-
proaching next yearbut Richardson
said the regional game needed tobe
rebuilt without focusing on instant
"You've got to invest in
younger players and give them
a chance. We seem to want to
get instant results. We've got to
forget about that." Richardson
"We've got to realise that
our cricket is in disarray. We
need to create a solid founlda-
tion and build from that.".


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successful Premiership campaign in style. (BBC Sport).

Please see page 27

first tour stop is May 1 in Sabina i ** *~
Park and then Trelaway. We'll
get a real feel of where we
While the new stadium being
constructed ini Trelawny inl
Jamaica's north-west will host
warm-up matches and the opening
ceremony, the historic Sabina Park
in the capital Kingston is sched-
uled to host Group D, opening
round matches involving hosts CWC 2007 Venue
West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and DvlpetDrco
Zimbabwe, along- with the first Dnl okrie.
semi-final. Dnl okr
Both venues have been hit by several problems including a ce-
ment shortage and periodic labour problems.
Despite spiralling concerns over stadia, Lockerbie, also CWC
2007's chief operating offcer, continued to trump up the Caribbean's
ability to meet its construction deadlines.
"There should be no doubt about our ability to be ready
Please see page 27

BRIDGET:OWN, Barbados, (CMC) A Cricket World Cup
2007 venue assessment team comprising International Cricket
Council (ICC) and Global Cricket Corporation (GCC)
officials are expected to visit respective host venues
throughout the Caribbean in the first week of May to properly
evaluate the progress of construction at the various stadia.
Cricket World Cup 2007's venue development director, Donald
Lockerbie, said this assessment would truly reveal the region's state
of readiness as it prepares to host the March 11 to April 28 tour-
nament next year.
"We made our last official tour in the first week of March. Twio
months later in the first week of May; we'll now make the same
tour with the same team," Lockerbie told CMC Sports.
'"Those of us who saw what we saw in March will now see
again the venue and the state of readiness. That's going to be a ma-
jor testament to where we are.
"I believe with the experts coming from the ICC and the GCC,
our global partners, we'll be able to tell if the stories we were told
are true, which is that progress is being made."
He added: "We believe~ the necessary progress has been
made. We have had a few hiccups and obstacles along the way.
We did, since the March tour, have a cement shortage and I
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LONDON, England (Reuters) Chelsea became only- thei.
second team to win back-to-back Premier League soccer titles
when they crushed Manchester United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge
Their victory, over the only other club to retain the crown since'
England's top flight changed its name for the 1992/93 season, left
them 12 points clear of United with two games left.
"It's a fantastic feeling ... that's the second in England after two
in Portugal," Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports, before
Terry lifted the trophy.
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By Sherry Bollers-Dixon

MANY claims are made about the power of plants
and other foods to heal us and protect us from
disease, but which ones have scientific backing?
The Oxford Book of Health Foods has the

Oils taken from fish liver and fish flesh contain fatty acids called
EHA and DHA which have been shown to affect blood clotting, so
clots that might block unhealthy narrowed arteries are less likely to
form. You can get these beneficial oils by eating oily fish such as
salmon, mackerel and sardines or by taking supplements, but be
careful to stick to recommended intakes because fish may contain
pollutants which can accumulate in your body and potentially, reach
dangerous levels.
There is also evidence that EHA and DHA are important in the
brain development of babies in the womnb but more research is needed
on whether they have any on the thinking abilities of older children
and the elderly.
Some other studies have shown that fish oil supplements reduce
pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.
There is also some evidence to suggest that fish oils have a modest
beneficial effect on the skin condition psoriasis, especially when
used at the same time as other treatments, because they may help
ease the side effects of drug treatments,

Nutritionally, true tea is low in energy and contains only traces of
micronutrients. Both black and green teas contain flavonoids that
have antioxidant properties, which help to protect the body front
the harmful effects of "free radicals" (which may for example cause
Tea is the subject of a good deal of scientific interest. In test tube
studies. bioflavonoids in tea appear to be more powerful antioxidantls
than vitamin c, vitamin e and beta-carotene. These are suggestions
that daily consumption of between two and five cups of tea decreases
the nisk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and cancer
but more research is needed. The tannins in tea reduce the amount if
.iron absorbed from foods eaten at the same time, so people with low
iron levels should avoid tea for half an hour after meals.

Cran erry
Cranberries are generally non-toxic and since the mid-17th century
have been thought to be useful against bacterial infections. Recent
evidence suggests that they may prevent bacteria from sticking to
the' walls of the tubes through which urine passes.
~More research is needed but it is reasonable to suggest that cran-
'berry products could well be a useful addition to other treatments
for urinary infections. The fruit is high in vitamin C.

- s":"Ta:srmint scamd gobs ,f alue fornptabl mas of bh ody st
syndrome. It is also used as a chest rub for people with respira
Story infections and applied to the skin to relieve pain, headaches
and migraine. -
There is some evidence that peppermint kills bacteria and viruses
and relieves muscle spasms (including those affecting the digestive
system) and inflammation. However the menthol in the oil can trig-
ger allergic reactions and the oil should not be taken internally ex-
-cept under close supervision.

Sage has a long history of medical use. Extracts taken internally
have been recommended for anxiety. insomnia and digestion prob-
lems. It has been employed externally for insect bites and var-ious
infections of the throat, mouth and skin.
Scientific studies support the traditional uses of sage. However the
essential oil is toxic if ingested directly, and irritates the skin so
should not be used for aromatherapy. Sage herbal medicine should
not be taken during pregnancy and lactation.

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This flowering plant has been used since Roman times for its me-
dicinal properties. Roman chamomile (one of the two types) is said
to promote digestion, increase appetite, relax muscles and have a
mild calming effect. The more widely used type German Camo-
mile, is used in tea form for insomnia, gout, sciatica, indigestion
and diarrhoea.
Both forms are also used externally, for example to wash wounds
and soothe skin inflammation.
Many experiments have been done to test the effects of camomile
and there is considerable evidence for several of its herbal uses, in-
cluding calming, inflammation and relaxing muscles.

A bulb of garlic contains a range of minerals, large amounts of po-
tassium and phosphorous and the vitamins B, E and'C. Garlic has
been used in medicine for centuries, including as a way of warding
off witches and vampires. As a herbal medicine, it is used to treat
bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, recurrent colds, whooping cough,
asthma and flu.
A large number of studies have shown that garlic does have medici-
nal properties against some bacteria, fungi and even viruses and even
against the initiation and development of cancer. In addition, it re-
duces blood sugar, blood fats and blood pressure, makes blood clot-
ting less likely and improves the ratio of healthy HDL cholesterol
to unhealthy LDL cholesterol. However- to get these benefits, a per-
son may have to eat so much garlic that it interferes withl the ef-
fects of blood thinning drugs that they are taking.

Ginger has many uses in herbal medicine, having been used for hun
dreds of years to treat stomach and bowel distress. It is claimed
that ginger also stimulates the circulation and helps blood flow to
the surface of the skin, which is useful for chilblains and poor cir-
culation. There has been considerable interest in ginger as an agent
for calminge travel and motion sickness and some but not all avail
able evidence supports this idea.
Experiments have also supported many of traditional uses of gin-
ger and some research on animals has suggested that it is good for
the heart. Excessive doses should be avoided during pregnancy and

Lavender has been used as a herbill medicine since the late Middle
Ages. Taken internally, extracts of the flower are said to be good
for easing indigestion, relaxing muscle spasms and stimulating pe-
ripheral circulation, relieving depression, anxiety, exhaustion and
similar complaints.
The essential oil is antiseptic and antibacterial and can be applied
externally for headaches, burns sunburn and neuralgia. There has
been recent scientific interest in the external application of the oil
as a sedative tranquilliser and treatment for insomnia.
Taken internally, lavender seems to have important medicinal prop-
tes sbcuniitc lhoul s t busesduwthroudtphreoexseionalusup rvsvon.
der to help people relax and sleep.

Liquorice was an important medical herb in ancient Egypt, China
and Greece but did not reach Europe until the 15th century. It has
been used to treat bronchial catarrh, bronchitis, arthritis, inflamed
joints, some skin and digestive problems, mouth ulcers and as a
flavouring to mask undesirable tastes in medicine.
Research has tended to support these traditional uses of liquorice
but excessive amounts should be avoided because it can raise blood
pressure and lead to water- retention in people who already have
high blood pressure or kidney disease. Pregnant women should also
avoid it,

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Artichokes are said to stimulate the liver and increase production

of bile. Consequently they have bee~n used to treat chronic liver
and gall bladder disease, jaundice and some other conditions. They
are also said to act as diuretics and to reduce blood cholesterol and
fats. But scientific studies have produced conflicting evidenc~e~.Ex-
cessive use of artichoke should be avoided during pregnancy and

Native North Americans used echinacea for treating snakebites.
wounds and to relieve fever.
Applied externally it is claimed to be effective in dealing with hard-
to-heal wounds, eczema, burns, psoriasis, herpes, insect stings: and
bites. It is also used as a general stimulant of the immune system,
which may help prevent and treat colds and flu.
While there is some evidence that Echinacea can help make
the immune system more active against infections, more re-
search is needed. There is also some evidence tha5 echinacea
ointment can help in the treatment of bites, stings and burns.
Although it shows little toxicity, its use is not recommended
during pregnancy.

Evecnina c run rtost
Evening primrose has long been available as a dietary supplement
and used to treat atopic eczema premenstrual and menopitusal syn-
dromes, acne, brittle nails, hyperactivity in children, rheumatiod ar-
thritis. coronary artery disease, alcoholic liver damage and multiple
sclerosis. There is some evidence to support it as a treatment for
these conditions, although the oil is most useful for dealing with
atopic eczema.
Evening primrose oil contains two essential latty acids (EF7A's)
which the body needs but cannot make for itself, so it can be an
important source of those EFA s.

Soya beans
Soya is often regarded as one of the best anti-cancer fo~ods. It cOn-
tains isoflavones (flavonoids) which are similar to the oestrogen hor-
mone produced by the human body. If consumed by women they
reduce the level of blood oestrogen, which is one of the risk factors

An thes leass ect piece of evidence is that Asian countries where
consumption of soya products is ten times higher than in western
countries, the rate of breast and prostate cancer is considerably

Tea tree oil is strongly antiseptic axid is said to anti-bacterial, anti-

Evoa ala posest y ant -vral u mi dses rdesoorsdeln wI t

Scienagfic studies have found te, ~tree oil to be antiseptic, and in-
deed one of its component chemicals, terpinen-4-ol, is known to~be
antiseptic. One interesting suggestion is that tea treci oil may kill
the 'super bug' MRSA.

Valerian has been used for centuries as a sedative and tranquilliser
to treat migraine, insomnia, hysteria, fatigue and other nervous con-
ditions. Extracts of valerian root have been applied externally for
sores, eczema and pimples.
Scientific evidence supports the view that valerian root is a mild
sedative. although it is not clear exactly how it has this effect. The
plant is non-toxic but it is recommended that it should not be taken
in pregnancy or with alcohol.

Most products can be bought at good pharmacies or health food

Morally I nf it

I know this all makes me morally bankrupt and a huge cheater.
but I've gotten myself into' it and don't know what to do.


Sally, one of Oscar Wilde's stories has this memorable line.
"When we blame ourselves. we feel that no one has a right to blame
us." Admitting to being morally bankrupt is a defensive gesture so
we won't throw stones at you. We're going to throw stones any-
You knew who your husband was before you married him. He
hasn't changed. You thought you had the power to transform him,
but you don't. Green bananas ripen and change colour when you
get them home. Tomatoes and lemons do the same. But not people.
Greatness doesn't get concealed. You can't marry someone think-
ing they are keeping their light under a basket to surprise you.
Frankly, it's hard to see your canoodling coach as a person in-
stead of a type. He's like the villain in an old-time melodrama. When
he comes on stage, dressed in black and twirling his mustache, we
know he's going to foreclose on the widow and seduce her daughter.
Coach has played this role many times. He has his lines down
pat. Give the latest conquest the ground rules spouses must ncycr
know then play her emotions like a fiddle.
You've damaged four other people. We'd give you advice, but
you already know what to do. You need a new cast of characters in
your life, and your relationships need to be as healthy as your diet.


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I'm 25, married for six months. There are two issues for me:
one, I got married for the wrong reasons to the wrong man,
and two, I am currently sleeping with my 40-something mar-
ried coach.
The first of my problems is that in the three years since my
husband and I got engaged, we've taken different paths and grown
far apr- -ip healthy, while he stayed
I am a triathlete

He e-mails from work all day, and we go back and forth about sex,
training, and relationships.
He will ask, "Do you miss mle?" Or say, "I felt a spark last
night at the pool." Or mention, "You are definitely someone I could
fall for." Then he will turn around and say if it gets emotional it has
to stop.

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rock and roll for several years before Elvis came on the scene. Aside
from the legal restraints (the black composer of 'Hound Dog' took
the two composers of Elvis' version to court and won, though they
let the song continue after being guaranteed percentages of profits),
Elvis generally couldn't do this.
There were other reasons militating against it. The significant
one lay in the historical juncture. Elvis was the man of the mo-
ment. Young whites in America were growing tired of the 1940s
swing music (Benny Goodman and Harry James bands, for example)
of their parents. It was too conservative. Rock and roll articulated
the concerns and yearnings of young people.
Because of the racism of America at that time, black sing-
ers could not generally have a widespread following in white
mainstream America. As with jazz, it had to take a white singer
such as Elvis to popularise 'black' music, or more correctly the
type of music played and enjoyed mainly by Afro-Americans.
Black R&B singer James Brown noted: "He (Elvis) taught
white pole to gt down".
Elvis was a talented singer in his own right. His musical roots
came not only from rhythm and blues/rock and roll in the southern
black communities but 'white' bluegrass and hillbilly music and gos-
pel with which he grew up in churches such as the Assemblies of
God Pentecostal Church his parents attended.
Racial labels on musical genres were becoming untenable. To be
a great rock and roller, including how to move your body which
Elvis did really well to complement the music, you did not have to
be black. By the 1950s, rock and roll as a musical genre was in the

Tellingly, Jones went on: "The emergence of the white player
meant that pro-American culture had already become an expression
of a particular kind of experience and what is most important, that
this experience was available intellectually, that it could be learned".
Elvis Presley, who rarely wrote his own songs and never really
learnt to play the guitar which he used as a stage prop, had some
of his greatest songs during the late 1950s. I still have original LP
records with memorable songs such as 'All Shook up', 'Heartbreak
Hotel', 'Blue Moon', 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'That's All right, Mama'.
The lyrics are about everyday life, about girlfriends and growing
up in the 1950s. The songs are still today among the top great pop
Many Caribbean people, just listening to the radio and going to
dances during the 1950s and 1960s, grew up with Presley music.
There were other singers including Afro-Americans such as Brook
Benton, Fats Domino and Lloyd Price. Local music such as calypso
was also coming into its own as we in the circum-Caribbean area
deepened or developed our own musical tastes. Rock and roll mu-
sic had a hard time breaking into the traditional music culture of
Hispanic countries.
But people listened to Elvis and danced to his songs at 'Oldies
Goldies' functions for many years to come. The tunes were good
with excellent backup from his band, the Jordanniares. A baritone,
Elvis had a good voice range. On Sundays, his gospels were well
listened to. This past Good Friday, while monitoring Barbados ra-
dio station, I was intrigued to hear several songs by him including
'Happy in the Chapel'.
Elvis' career was disrupted when he was drafted into the US
army during 1958 to 1960. As rock and rollers such as the Rolling
Stones and other musical tastes (The Beatles) came on the scene in
the 1960s, Elvis took to films and the nightclub circuit. Style domi-
nated rather than content. His shows in Las Vegas were, like his
phony rhinestones costumes, pure glitz.
By then, Elvis was being used by
his sleazy, manipulative and opportunist manager, the late Col.
Tom Parker. He doctored the books and cheated Elvis of mil-
lions. The pressure of 'high living', and the often demanding
and parasitical entertainment industry, took its toll as it did

Ple8S6 1010 t0 page XII

By Norman Faria

sharecroppers in Tupelo, Mississippi,
was one of the world's most popular
Singers with millions of fans including in
the Caribbean and Guyana. Even after he died in
1977, aged 42, his records are still selling well.
Many parents, mothers mainly, and including those in
Guyana, named sons after the rock and roller at the height of his
popularity during the 1950s and into the 1960s.
People still like rock and roll. Against the backdrop of
the recent sellout concerts in Brazil and Argentina by the ageless
British rock and roll band, Rolling Stones and the emergence of the
rock band Brutus in Guyana, how should we see Presley's music
and its legacy?
As a teenager in Memphis, Tennessee, where his parents Vernon
and Gladys had taken him, Elvis was influenced by black rhythm
and blues music. He listened a lot to the newly opened radio sta-
tion WDIA in town which played mainly music by black singers,
according to the fascinating 1981 biography of Elvis by Albert
Goldman. His two first recordings in 1954 were covers of songs by
black composers/singers. These were 'You Ain't nothing but a Hound
Dog' and 'That's all right Mama'. Other songs such as 'Blue Moon
of Kentucky' were re-worked songs from white bluegrass singers.
Did Elvis rip off :biackc people's' music? Black singers were into

public domain. In connection
with jazz, the Afro-American
writer Leroi Jones makes the
point mn his book 'Blue People'
that it took talented white mu-

main stream white America.
"Afro-American music did not
become a completely American
expression until the white man
could play it!"




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Household members are advised 'thqtthe Bureau of Statistics in
collaboration with UNICEF/I~DB is conducting a nationwide household
sample survey to collect much -nieeded information on the health and living
conditions of women and chi dren in particular. Additionally, the Survey is
collecting information on all household members as it relates to.their
participation in social programmes. Furthermore, children from the
selected households who are under the age of five will be measured and
weighed as part-;of the Surgy3~.
The Survey airns, arnong o~her things, to ensure that sufficient current data
are available to (a) assess the situation of women and children and, where
necessary, to inform: poljoy iintervention and'(b) to monitor progress
towards the achievement of the \VVorl'd Summit for Children (WSC) goals
and s'everal-~of the Millerinium Development Goals (MDGs) pertaining to
healthy lives.
The Bureau of Statistics wishes to solicit the support and full cooperation of
all households that may be selected for interview.
The information you provide is of critical importance and will be treated as
strictly confidential. All Survey personnel, including interviewers, have
taken an oath of secrecy and are subject to severe penalties under the
Statistics Act for any violation of that oath.
Please ensure that the interviewer has a Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey
idenitificationi card.

F~lge' '(il:~

takin this point in limine, that although the rubric purports to cite
the~dlefendant in his individual or personal capacity, the proceed-
ings have~virtually and in effect been brought against him in respect
of an act or acts done by h'im in his official capacity as Chief Edu-
cation Officer and as a~result, Counsel submits that the Chief Edu-
cation Officer under the ordinance is not a legal person and cannot
be sued in his official capacity.
"It is the further submission of counsel for' the. defendant that
in the circumstances of the case, a declaration cannot be made against
the defendant in his individual capacity the effect of which would
involve the Crown's purse.
"Counsel for the plaintiff, in reply submitted that all the Court
was requested to do and all that it could do under Ordinance 42
.regulation 2 was to construe a statute or a statutory provision, and
conceded that the Court had no power to rant any substantive re-
"'He urged that all the plaintiff was asking the Court to do was
to construe a-statute on a statutory provision, and conceded that
the Coiurt had no power to grant any substantive relief.
"He urged that all the plaintiff was asking the Court to do was
to conistrue the Education Code and to detenrmie whether the de-
fendant Thom could or could not grant no-pay leave, and the Court
woulr' not-be called upon to make an Order against the defendant,
nor would it proceed to make an Order that the sum of money ac-
tually deducted be paid either by the defendant or the Crown, but
wouMd be merely~ determining -the question of construction of the
Education Code Chapter 91 of the Subsidiary Legislation.
SBut on appeal to the Full Court constituted by Justices of Ap-
'peal.Victor Crane, G.A.S. Van Sertima and Dhan Jhappan, the rul-
ing of the lower court was reversed and a new trial ordered, with
instructions to the judge to determine the case on its merit.
In deciding the appeal the Full Court held:-
(I) No judgment can be entered against a Crown servant for any
unauthorised act done by him in that capacity, though an action for
damages may be maintained against him in his individual capacity:
(II) A question of construction of regulation arose.
(III) The question of the deprivation of a fundamental human
right was involved in the withdrawing of salary.
The matter was remitted to court of first instance for de-
termination on the merits.'

= = By George Barclay ==
SCHOOL-teacher Lucille Harry whose salary was deducted
when she proceeded on sick leave in June 1964, sued Chief
Education Officer J. T..Thom for the deducted payment.
Her case was dismissed by a High Court judge. But on appeal,
the ruling by the High Court was reversed by the Full Court, whicli
allowed the appeal and ordered a re-frial with instructions that the
.judge should hear and determine the ca'se on its merits.
The Summons by the teacher was to determine whether the
CEO had power to withhold teacher's salary and whether the
.teacher was entitled to such salary during sick leave.
The competence of the proceedings was judged under the Edu-
ca~tion Code, Chapter 91.
The facts of the case disclosed that the plaintiff, a sch'ool-
teacher, had applied to the Chief Education Officer for sick leave.
The defendant granted leave but without pay. The plaintiff took
out summons under Ordinance 42 Rule 2, seeking:
(1) to determine whether there was power to withhold her sal-
ary for the period of the leave, and
(-2)-a decclaration that she was-entitled to her salary for that pe-
ried. : *
Reacting to the summons, the trial judge held: -
(1) with respect to the second question, by claiming a declara-
tion against the. defendant in his individual capacity-that she was
entitled to salary, the plaintiff wits seeking by an indirect device to
bind the purse of the Crown, and this, she could not do..
(2) The Court could entertain and grant-a~ negative declaration
on the first question provided that the second question was aban-
doned. But if the second question was abandoned, the matter would
become academic as the plaintiff would be in no position to en-
force payment even if a negative declaration was granted on the
first question. .
As a consequence, the trial judCge dismissed the summons by
the teacher, who was represented by Attorney-at-Law, Mr. Hugh
Desmond Hoyte who later became President of Guyana.
Mr. Doodnauth Singh, then Crown Counsel, haid appeared for
the C.E.O. .
On appeal to the Full Court, the ruling of the judge was re-
versed. .
Chief Justice H.B.S. Boilers, the judge who heard the summons,
had this to say in his ruling.
"In this summons, the plaintiff, who is a Grade I school teacher

claiming a legal right, seeks a construction of the Education Code,
Chapter 91 and,-more particularly, Regulation 60 of the said Code,
under Order 42, Rule 2 of the Rules of the Supreme Court for the
determination of the following questions and the consequential re-
lief thereof.
S"(1) Whether the Chief Education Officer or other official of
.the Ministry Education has power to withhold the plaintiff's sal-
ary under' the said code or otherwise for the period 28th day of
'June 19364 to 15th day of July, 1964, after she had.applied for leave -
under regulation 60 (3) (b) and the said leave had been granted un-
der regulation 60 (3) (c) of the said Code.
"(2) A declaration that the plaintiff is entitled to her salary for
the above-mentioned period.
"In her affidavit in support of the summons, the plaintiff states
that in the month of June, 1964, she applied to the Chief Educa-
tion Officer for sick leave for a certain period of time in accordance
with regulation 60 (3) (b) of the E'ducation Code, and submitted a
medical certificate along with the application, as required by the
regulations, and she subsequently received a notification from the
Chief Education Officer, through the Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry of Education, that the necessary leave had been. approved
and granted but without pay, and as a result,.18 days pay, repre-
senting the period of sick leave, was deducted from her salary at
.the end of the month.
"The main contention of the plaintiff's case is, therefore, that
the Chief Education Officer had no power to grant her sick leave
Other than with pay and, further, had no power under the Educa-
tion Code or otherwise to withhold any portion of her salary in
respect of which sick leave was approved and granted. She there'-
fore asks the court to determine the questions raised in her sum-
mons and make the declaration prayed for therein," the judge said
and added:
S"It observed that although the summons is brought
against J.T. Thom in his individual or personal capacity, all the al-
legations made against him in the body of the summons and affida-
vit in support thereof, are in.his capacity as Chief Education Of-
"Indeed, in his itffidavit in reply, the defendant admits that in
his capacity as Chief Education Officer, the sick leave was approved
and granted without pay, and a certain sum of~moiley representing
payment of salary in respect of those days for which leave was
granted was deducted from the plaintiff's salary."
Chief Justice Bollers had said: "Counsel for the defendant has

Dr in king lots of cof fee

doesn't harm heart study

Researchers also found nojlink between heart disease and how
much caffeine, tea or decaffeinated coffee people drank.
But this does not mean that everyone can overload on coffee
with impunity, said Rob van Dam of the Harvard School of Public
Health in Boston.
"We can't exclude the association between coffee consumption
and the risk of (heart disease) in small groups of people," Van Dam
said in a statement.
In March, a study published in the Journal of the American
Medical Association showed that people with a "slow" version of
.a particular liver enzyme gene had a higher risk of heart disease if
they drank more coffee, compared to those with a fast-metaboliz-
ing version. Liver enzymes metabolise coffee and many other com-
And several studies have shown a link with heart dis;
ease and copious drinking of French press coffee, made
using a mesh filter instead of a paper drip filter, or
perked coffee.
The Harvard and Madrid teams used data from two ongding
studies the all-male Health Professionals Follow-up Study, which
began in 1986, and the all-female Nurses' Health Study, which
started in 1976.
Volunteers in both studies fill out periodic questionnaires about
their diet, exercise and other health habits and undergo regular physi-
cal exams.
The researchers.found more than half the women and 30 per
cent of men who drank six or more cups of coffee a day were also
more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and use aspirin, and
were less likely to drink tea, exercise or take vitamin supplements`.
But once these factors were accounted for, there was no differ-
ence in heart attack risks between the very light and heavy coffee
A study published last November found no link between
coffee drinking and high blodd pressure,' but an apparent as-
sociation with drinking caffeinated sodas.


Sealed tenders are invited for immediate sale of
one Mercedes Benz E-240 car (April 2004
model), currently under repairs in the Central
Garage, on "as is where is" basis. Tender forms
and conditions for sale may be obtained from the
High Commission (T41: 226-3996, 226-8965, 226-
3240) on payment of G$5,000 (`non-refundable).
Sealed bids clearly rriarked ~"Tender for Mercedes
Benz" on the envelope and addressed to the Head
of Chancery, High Commission of India,
Georgetown should be submitted latest by 13:00
hrs on May 10, 2006.< The bids will be opened at
12:00brs on May 11? 2006. The High Commission
reserves the right to accept or refuse any bid
without assigning any reason.

Inspection of the vehicle may be arranged with the
convenience of the Central Garage (Tel: 226-

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) Go ahead and have that second cup
of coffee or third, or fo rth. A study published last Monday
shows heavy, long-ternt c ffee drinking does not raise the risk
of heart disease for most people.
The study, which followed 128,000 men and women for as long
as 20 years, showed that ddiinking filtered coffee -not espresso or
French-style brews did noj raise the lisk of heart disease.
Heavy coffee drinkers did tend to smoke and drink alcohol more
often and those two factors clearly do raise heart risk, the research-
ers report in the journal Circulation.
"We believe this studio clearly shows there is no association
between filtered coffee consumption and coronary heart disease,"
said Esther Lopez-Garcia, an instructor in the School of Medicine
at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain, who worked on
the study. .
"This lack of effect is good news, because coffee is one of the
most widely consumed beverages in the world." .

A man smokes behind cups of coffee att a cafe in Hanoi,
Vietnam February14,-2006. (Kham/Reuters)

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An avid reader. he was also a
prolific writer who started to keep
a diary from his early years. He
contributed stories and articles to -
ANNUAL and articles to the Argosy's CHRISTMAS TIDE. He
wr~ote a column, 'Olla Podrida'. for the SPORT & GENERAL
Some of his own books include a WHO'S WHO OF BRITISH
PEPPERPOT published by the Daily Chronicle 1958 and TALES
He was responsible for reprinting several rare books now known
as the Guiana Edition including OLD TIME STORY by Putagee
'Quow'. His memoirs left unfinished due to his death in 1967, were
completed by his son-in-law, Michael Bennett. and published by
Pecpal Tree Press 2003 in two volumes: VINCENT ROTH: A life
in Guyana : Volume 1: A Young Man's Journey 1889-1922; Volulme
2: The Later Years: 1922-1936.
In 1 951 hIe was awarded the Or-der of the Br~itish Empir~e (OBE)
in recognition of his services to Guyana.
Vincent Roth lived a full life, and when he died in O)cto-
ber 1967, his life had come full circle he was interned not
far from the place 'which he had sailed with his father to the
then British Guiana almost exactly sixty years before'.

M/~ulti-Satkelholder Forum.
Sunday, April 2, 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2005

Region # 4

*Sophia Primary School,
Greater G/town 2 pm.

Region # 5

*MOrtice Primary School 2:30 pm

*Belladrum Primary School 3 pm.

MOnday, May 1, 2006

Region # 6

*Eversham Primary School,

Corentyne, Berbice 3 pm.

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WHEN Vincent Roth arrived inl Br~itish Guiana in the year
1907, at age eighteen. he was already~ imbrued with a spirit of
adventure. A\ spirit kinldled by early childhood trauma and by
his love for reading.
Rioth w\as a mere ten-month-old babe w~hen he was delivered to
a convent on the detath of his mother. Thereafter. he was brought
up by relatives in Switzerland. Fr~ance and Scotland. And when he
was tw;elv'e. Roth was reunirted in Australia with his father andi step-
He started his schooling at k~inder~garten level in Geneva, attended
Dingwall Academy in Scotland. Brisbane aund Maryborough Gram-
mar Schools in Queensland and matriculated at the University of
Tasmania with Honours in English Language, English Literature and
There were numerous instances in his writing about his respect
for books and his love for recading. In France. he was attracted to
his grandfather's library and was angry when some relatives stole a
quantity of books. In Scotland, he ulsed to read in bed by lamnplight
covered by sheets to avoid detection by his aunt. Roth referred to
a story whereby he was forbidden to recad his favourite periodical,
'The Boys' Friend'. which got him into trouble but he never gave it
uip. In Austra~lia. his stepmother used to read to him every night at
bedt~ime froml one of' the Classics. So mulch Vincent Roth loved read-
ing that he neglected his a~lgebra lessons thereby forcing his father
to straddle him with a private tutor. That incident is not to be mis-
construed the father was the son's main source of books.
Even on his way to British Guiana in 1907. Roth lost himself
in Ev-eirar Im Thulnrn' book. AMLONG THE INDIANS OF; BRIT-
As he settled into the locall landscape, he or-ganised and ranr a
lending libr~ary. the 'Roth ~s Pr~i\ate C~irculating Library'' for the in-
h~hbitants ofi Christianburg~ andi itismar~u who w~ere .fond of. treading
but~ hadi dlif~iculty~ in obtarinin aI suff~i~cency dreadcninr mtrlllial .
Landi surv\eyor,l' geologFist. di~nrc atlnurnistratolcr. reporter. edi-
Mrl. pub'lisher. Vincent Roth wa~s borln o~n Septembecr 29), 1889 in

Australia. His father. Dr. Walter Roth was an anthropologist who
worked in British Guiaina as Stipendiar-y Magistr-ate, DepuLty P'o-
tector of Indians in the Pomeroon. and Commissioner of the
Rupununi. The elder Roth tr~anslated Netsche's HISTORY OF THE
COLONIES froml Dutch andt wr-ote AN INQUIRY INTO ANI-
In British Guiana, Vincent Roth first worked as a newspaper-
man for the Daily Argosy~ in the days when the newspaper was
printed on rose pink paper. He then joined the Lands and Min~es
Department, functioning as a surveyor and Warden/Magistrate for
about twenty five years. Retiring from the colonial service in 1936,
he returned to the newspaper, this time as librarian and second edi-
tor with the Daily Chronicle. At the outbreak of the Second World
War in 1939, he was coerced back into the colonial service because
of his knowledge of the interior of Guyana to act as District Com-
missioner and Magistrate in the North West District.
In 1943, he was appointed to the Legislative Council along with
H. N. Critchlow and Ayube M. Edun. Roth was elected for a sec-
ond term in 1947, the time Dr. Cheddi Jagan entered the Legislative
Many of his acquaintances made significant contribution to the
literature of Guyana including Ayube Edun. Cheddi Jagan. A. R. F.
Webber. 1Michael Swan. IMichael McTur~k. David Attenboroulgh.
Gerald Durrell, and W. I. Gomes.
By the time Vincent Roth left for Barbados in 19604 to rest and
to write his memoirs. heC had already made significant contributions
to Guyana. He was responsible for rebuilding the national natural
museum which was dcstr-oyecd by fire in 1945 aInd back in 1918 he
built a 'suspension fioot-bridge. carrying Five Star-s trail overl Whana
River. H-e foundedt the zoo in the Bot;anic Gar'dens which became a
success dtue in no small way to theC conltnbution of GeLorge anld
Stanley Lee.

SIn this week's Mailbag we are again reminding employees that a
you too have a role to play in ensuring that your records at NIS 2
are in order. Please take keen note of the following:- a J

S1. It is an offence to use another person's name, date of birth or
NIS number to seek employment or make claims for NIS benefits o

S2. Using another person's name or NIS number can create a
I number of problems with your records as well as for those of =
I that person. -"g

3. Such an act can affect the timely payment of your benefit as well
as the other person's benefit.

4. Further, when you commit such an act NIS will not be able to
record contributions that you have paid using that person's NIS


Vincent Roth 1889 -



Do you have a question on N.L.S ? Then writelcal d
C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public R~elations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme I
Brickdam and Winter Place '
P.O. Box. 101135 .,~
Tel: 227-3461.


1, 69 1,49 3,
(1,110) (1 ,030) (2,071)
819 467 1,185
301 142 394
518 325 791

1.68 1.10 1.33

25.33 17.46 20.55
1.73 1.08 2.64
300 300 300

0.40 0.25 1.05

300300324 600 27351 3775

300 300 131 99 3,12 3,953

(64) (4
(240) (20
(17 17 0
300 300 67 82 3,418 4,16

300 300 409 600 2,081 3,690
791 791
(501) '5"0"1
S300 300 131 99 3,123 3,953

Operating Activities
Profit before taxation
Provision for loan losses
Loss/(gain) on disposal of fixed assets
(nr as) in madto d posi itn pako Gua
(Increase) In loans and advances
Increase in deposits
(Increase) / decrease in other assets
Increase / (decrease) in other liabilities
excluding taxes payable
Cash generated from operations
Taxes paid
Cash provided by operating activities
Investing activities
Purchase of investments
Proceeds frm rd mp on of investments
Proceeds from disposal of fixed assets
Cash used lu investing activities

DIvdndns peal
Cash used in financing activities
Net increase / (decrease) in cash resources
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
Cash and cash equivalents as shown in the balance sheet
Cash and balances with Banks
Balances with related parties
Cheues and other items in transit




(1,6 09 (3,6 9
(272) (244)
3,869 6,394
(130) (121)
195 569
3,041 3,899
(51) (55)
2,989 3,844

(4,065) (2,178)
2,313 24
9 3
(1,741) (1,965) (

(240) (175)
(240) (175)
1,00($ 1,704
3 ?OA 1 824
4,218 3,528

3,770 3,324
196 23
252 181
4,218 3,528

64,323 62,493 59,934

58,802 57,274 54,781
195 293 82
1,159 1,171 1,118

60,156 58,738 55,981

300 300 300

300 300 300
82 600 99
67 324 131
3,418 2,231 3.123
4,167 3,755 3,953

64,323 62,493 50,934


Mr. Roy E. Cheong 87,000 (75,000 by self and 12,000
by an associate)

Mrs. Yolande M. Foo 315,000 (held jointly with an



Net Interest Income
Other Income
Non-interest expenses
Profit before Taxation
Net Profit after Taxation
Return on Avenage Assets
(annualised) (%/)
Return on Average
Shareholder's Equlty
(annualised) (%/)
Earnings per share ($)
Average number of shares
Dividend per share
based on the results
of the period ($)

AT 31-MAR-06

AT 31-MAR-05

AT 30-SEPT-05



Dear Stockholder,
I am pleased to report that your Bank achieved a prolift after tax( of S518 million for the six month
pedod ended M~arch 31, 2006. 11his outsinding performance represents an improvement of 59%
over our performance for te omparable period In 005.

As a result of this Improed performance votr Dredclar have a~ppanid an Irvierin dvdn n~yent
of 50.40 per share, 60%~ more than the inteim dividend paid last year. This divklend will be paid
1D831 Shareholders on the regisleras atMay 11, 2006.

Youlr Directors are confident that once the economic, social and political dlmale remains positive,
The Bank's perfmormne during the latler half of ticiecal year wil minor our sinionths achievement.

April 10, 2006

Six months ended March 31, 2005

to ace as rat c obe 01, 2004
Rea ation of available-for-sale

Blnoe as at March 31, 2005
Six months ended March 31, 2006

Baacoe as r Ocoabe 01, 2005
Revaluation of available-for-sale
Balance as at March 31, 2006
Year ended September 30, 2005
Balance as at October 1, 2004
Net profit after taxation
Revaluation of available-for-sale
Balance as at September 30, 2005

300 300 409 600 2,085 3,690

(85) (85)



AT 31 -MAR-06

AT 31-MAR-05

AT 30-SEPT-05



AT 31-MAR-06

AT 31-MAR-05

AT 30-SEPT-05

Cash Resources

A hr assets
Premises and equipment


Cusoes deposits
and other funding instruments
Due to banks
Other liabilities

Stated Capital
Stht~ reserves
General banking risk reserves
Other Reserves
Retained earnings


1,185 This interim financial report has been prepared i? accordance with Interpational
594 Financial Reporting Standards.The accounting policies and methods of computation
1,3 35 used are the same as those used in the financial statements for the year ended
3,999 September 30, 2005.
4,924 2. TAXATION
(1 06)
488 Taxation recognized is based on the best estimate of the effective annual corporate

(3,606) tax rate expected for the current year.

(5) Ot these categories, the following persons held shares in the company, all of which
were held beneficially:

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Study says

help women
CHICAGO (Reuters) Older women who took calcium
supplements twice a day reduced their risk of breaking a
bone, but getting them to take the pills proved to be a prob-
lem, researchers said on Monday.
Nearly-half the 1,460 healthy women older than 70 who
participated in the study did not consistently take the twice-
daily 600-milligram pills, which led the researchers to doubt
whetherr suapl menu p roul n iusIiefu as evetii rheertan-;
not be recommended as a public health approach to fracture
prevention because of the lack of long-term compliance," wrote
study author Richard Prince of the University of Western Aus-
tralia in Perth.
But taking extra calcium in supplement formz did help those
women who took them consistently. thle report saidl.
Among the 310 women in thle study who took at least 80)
per cent of their allotted c c:ium, 10 per cent suffered a frac-
ture within one year compa:redt to 15 per cent of the 320 women
who regularly took a placeho,, the study f~ound.
The study published in? the Archives of Internal Medicine
included healthy women whose bodies had adequate levels of
vitamin D, another important ingredient for healthy bones.
More than half of post-mienopausal women are susceptible
to osteoporosis as their levels of the hormone estrogen ~decline,
which in turn causes their bodies to excrete more calcium. Loss
of the mineral can lead to less flexible and more brittle bones
prone to fracture
Of the 10 million Americans estimated to'have os-
teoporosis. eight million are women, according the Na-
tional Osteoporosis Foundation.


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the following vacancy:


SummaryjiorfDuties and Respoisibiliis
The duty of the Technical Manager is to oversee the day to day
technical aspects of the project by ensuring that planning for and
implementation of the .Food Coupon amd' Sprinkles program and
related training: arid l~EC' activities proceed in an orderly and timely
fashion and that systems are in place to facilitate the smooth and
efficient operation programs.

Qualifications and Experience:
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decalcification of the mineralised
structure of the teeth from
increase gastric acid production.
This leads to caries.
When a woman who is
seven months pregnant sits in
a dental chair, the reclined
position forces the heavy
uterus against the inferior vena
cava (largest vein in the body)
compressing it and decreasing
the venous return. The woman
could then pr-esent the signs of
shock (low blood pressure,
rapid heart beat, fainting etc.)

If maternal oxygen
reserve is significantly
decreased that would put the
pregnant patient and foetas
at risk for hypoxia. In other
words, the foetas can suffocate
in the absence of air even for
a short period. In addition,
there is risk of thrombo-
embolism (blood clots
forming in the legs as a result
of decreased velocity of the
venous flow and higher levels
of blood Factors 7, 8, and 10l).
The objectives of treatment
planning with respect to the
foetal are avoidance of foetal
hypoxia (lack of oxygen) or
premature labour and/or
abortion and of teratogens
(drugs that can produce
deformed babies). General
anaesthetics were found to be
associated with foetal death.

The drug thalodimide is
best known to produce human
'monsters'. Penicillin is safe
but ampicillim has been
linked to diarrhoea and
thrush in breast fed infants
via the mother. Tetracycline
produces yellow to brown
discolouration of the teeth
and bones. Chlorophenicol is
best avoided during late
pregnancy and lactation
(milk production) as this may
kill the foetas.
Aspirin is reported to have
caused cleft lip and palate,
growth retardation and Foetal
death due to prostagnandin
syntase (enzyme) inhibition.
Indocid has been related to non
growth of the penis and brain
haemorrhage of the fouetas.
There are no documented
cases of ill effects of local
anaesthetics used in normal
amounts for extractions, etc.
No law would permit
experimental procedures in
humans using drugs. Many of
the findings published are
therefore gleaned from the
work of researchers, authors
and scientists.

IT IS obvious to anyone that
adequate human resources
are essential for national
development and
consequently it is appropriate
to call for increased
procreation within socio-
economic and family
planning norms. This is so
especially in the case of
underdeveloped countries
like Guyana.
In such .a quest it is
important for the would-be
-mothers to understand the
clinical implications both for
herself and lier unborn ibhild.
The pregnant state entails the cardiovascular

(heart and blood vessels), the
respiratory, the urinary the
haematologicic (blood) and
gastrointestinal systems which
may be influenced by dental
Pregnancy is an altered
physiologic state. During the
first trimester (three months) all
drugs should be avoided unless
the circumstances are exigent
since at this time the foetal
organs are forming. Distortion of
this phase of development could
produce a monstrosity.
The presence of vomitus in
the mouth during 'morning
sickness' or hyperemesis
gravidarum,~ causes

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By Neil Marks

DRAMATIC, comedic, roman-
tic and naughty! Rainbow
Raani is a real rainbow of cin-
ematic elements that prom-
ises to flip dollars at the box
Producer Pradeep Samtani,
the former Liberty cinema boss.
has worked with the biggest or
stars, from Amitabh Bachan to
Shahrukh Khan, but says he was
totally floored by the cast of the
movie he agreed to put his
money on and to realise the
script of his friend, director
Mickey Nivelli.
Shooting for the sexy com-
edy, Rainbow Raani, filmed on
location in Guyana, has
wrapped up and the main cast
sat down with the Sunday
Chronicle, opening up aboul
themselves, their characters in
the film, and about Guyana.

When Prashant Kumar's
photo was first placed on the
cover of the Pepperpot recently,
he immediately took home fans.
His character is the centre ol
Rainbow Raani.
The film is Prashant's firsl
big break. He intends to work to
see it reach international acclaim.
With the marketing strategy
Samtani and Nivell have in mind,
which includes entering the film


At 23, and married, Prashant same, but it was hard explaining
plays the main character in Rain- to people why I am unem-
bow Raani. He speaks candidly played," he relates.
as he delves into his character. But in the spring of 2005, he
Acting and entertainment was visiting a senior member ol
,have been his passion, and it the Non-Resident Indian enter-
,. tells the story of his character, tainment community in the US
fRaj, or Rakkumar, in the film. Mr. Kamal Dandona, who tole
Raj, leads the boy band Rain- him about Rainbow Raani anc
bows, which has three other Mickey Nivelli.
members Jim, Adam and There were some hiccups
Rodney. The movie is set in but he landed the part.
Georgetown. Raj sets out to "I had just been given my
make it big in the world, with the first big break and nothing can de
jump start being New York. scribe the joyous sentiments of
When a white girl from my family and I. Mickey ji and 1
America, Jennifer, comes to met often, discussed the film, the
Guyana to find happiness, op- script, the music, the rest of the
t portunity comes knocking at cast, and the rage this would cre
the door. ate, especially in the West Indiar
t She becomes good friends community," he says.
with Raj's girlfriend, Raani, and Then it was down to
hence Raj's ticket to New York. Guyana for the shoot.
As a token of their friendship, "When I heard the words
Jennifer agrees to marry Raj and 'action" it was a dreain come
so he ends up in New York with true," he beams.
the intention of getting the rest Prashant is excited about
,of the band over. Rainbow Raani, not for being his
.However, a drunken bout break only, but for other reasons
lands him in bed with Jennifer a culturally diverse cast,
and she becomes pregnant, much breathtaking music and the film's
tto the ire of her lesbian lover international potential.
Rosy, and Raj's girlfriend back He says he enjoyed working
.home, Raani. in Guyana and was inspired bJ
How does the movie end? the country's potential fo
,Does Jenmifer bring the baby growth.
forth? What happens to her re- "If the right people in this
lationship with Rosy? Will Raj country make sensible decisions
be forgiven? And ultimately, will this country could realise its po-
the Rainbows make it big? Do tential. Every country has prob-

and the world? fascination with cinema, yo
All the answers come out in have a future," Prashant con-
the climaxofthe film. cludles.
Rainbow Raani is Prashant's
first big break. MANVI DHOOPAR

mean rom epl rng h oerld f Canada,n bt wDo is o bac Tir
entertainment and showcasing her home India, plays the part
his talent was by performing to ofRaani.
Hindi-film songs on stage. But at Raani loves and supports
age 17, he told his father of his Raj; his dreams are her dreams,
aspirations to pursue a film ca- and she is prepared to make
reer. His father gave the go
ahead, but not to attend film
school full-time.
"Out of concern, he advised
me to attend business school, get 3F -FC,
a degree, but enroll in as many
acting classes as I needed. So in.
the years I was in college, I did
full-time college and part-time
acting classes. I sought each and
every opportunity to learn more,
improve my appearance and
confidence, meet people, net-
work, submit myself to casting
directors and agents, the whole
deal," he says.
He eventually built up a re-.
sume of a few commercials, stage
Plays and short films. While this
was happening, he was in the
process of writing a feature film
screenplay, basically, to launch
myself himself as an actor in
mainstream American cinema.
He was also in the process-
of publishing his first Urdu po-
etry book.
"... by my third year of col- *
lege I had only one thing on RAINBOW RAANI: Prasha
my mind ... getting out fast and band and Manvi Dhoopar p
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ANGER MANAGEMENT: Stephaney Bentley (left) incurs the wrath of her lesbian lover played
by Laura Smith (right) in Rainbow Raani.

Hat show moments!

TWO Saturdays ago, the Inner Wheel Cllub of Georgetown held its 20th hat show at the Promenade Gardens.
Today, the Sunday Chronicle shares with our readers some hat show moments, courtesy of photographer
Quacy Sainpson.


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the movie I'm actually in New
Y'ork. and so when you have to
do Ilnes, like on the phone, that
land of threw me off a bit," she
Srephaney says when she
w as taken to an Amerindian
community in Guyana as part of
the 5schedule for Rainbow Raanl,
nw \?s the first time she would
make contact with Amerindians
She was impressed- with how
contented they seem to be.
''You know that they have
wants, but they are not dying to:
tel i to be happy. In New York,
Il or eiample if you are a waitress,
the ]ob I did many times as
(tus I\ what most aspiring actor
dol: to make money in between
;lasse2s the people you seric
don't think much of you. The)
don't think you are happy," she

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pl!tepr fRosy becme ourage

Raj, Rand. hel braks loose when
Jennife'ro lends u beng pregnant~
forln Raj. areprfran
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Roybcomes outraged n et ey
w exrem, Laura says ofher, char-
bac ter Ne okmridt
Shier ins in praise ofdrector

"Hes givs yeous the frae-
works of what ed an gts and
exrole," she r says. o e hr
She sas in ashe was happy o

that ever yoneo the sraet a
bold scenes" she hwad tod and
ithlpaed her to execute the pr.
Laur says sher most unasy
ttexperience in Guaawrthe se a
psst, prfssta psst fomt men But
whl sene she reaisd pst" is also
us elpd e to gthe tutention ofsome-

one for other reasons than teas-
ing, she breathed a sigh of relief.

Aldous Davidson is the
~-.comic.irtRainbow Riaant. Jim, as
he is called hi the n vie, is the
hilarious Chinese drummer boy
who creates a ruckus. His part
is to bring life to the Rainbows.
He entered Rainbow Raani
from a line up of short films and
low budget features his friends
hooked him up to.
His character is the young-

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A MAKEUP IN THE END? Sincere Daniels and Pascale
Piquion share a turbulent relationship in.Rainbow- Raani.
Will they make up in the end?

whatever sacrifices for the sake
of that love. .
"There is a scene where I
have to seduce a woman, that
was challenging," she says.
Manvi says she really en-
joyed developing the character of
Raani, which is central to the de-
velopment of the overall theme
of the movie.
She has a few films to her
credit and says every role had its
own challenges. She says she did
not find it hard to adjust herself
though to the character of an
East Indian girl in Guyana.
"I don't think it matters
where Indians grow up; the
same value system is deeply
ingrained in us. I was born in
India, lived in Canada, and
now I am back in India and
there is not much difference
I noticed here," she adds.
She says because of the
shooting schedule, she did not
get to see much of the country,
-but ffom what she- has seen-she-
says Guyana is much like a "mini
India" for her.

Sincee Daniels, a New
Yorker, originally from Houston,
Texas, had his share of commer-
cials before he landed the role of
Rodney in Rainbow Raani.
Possessing a theatre back-
ground of musicals and other
stage plays, his face was used by

Bud Light, Bailey's Liquor, ford
Trucks and other commercials.
So he was before the camera, but
never afilm.
In Rainbow Raani, his char-
acter has a problem with women.
He is the "player" of the band.
Though in love with his girl-
friend, Naomi, he sets out on a
conquest of sexual gratification
in a very manipulative and cal-
culated way.
"I don't think it is so much
the sex, it's just the conquest of
getting the women in bed,"
Daniels says of his character. He
says Rodney ends up learning
the ultimate lesson of life what
you sow, is what you reap.
He says the most difficult
scene for him was a part where
he was having sex with another
woman and his girlfriend catches
him in the act. Daniels says the
challenge came in switching emo-
tions instantly.
Daniels says his time in
-Cuy-ana-was-weltspent.-.. ..
"It was like a vacation, and
I got to make a film too," he
He says he enjoyed the hos-
pitality of the people and even
though he and members of the
cast were familiar with news of
brutal crimes, he was never fear-
ful for his own safety.

Pascale Piquion became an
instant pin up girl when the
Chronicle announced her as
playing the lead black role in
Rainbow Raani. Her stunning
looks captivated the public and
our Pepperpot front page which
she virtually took over became
producer Samtani's wallpaper on
his computer,
R a cale s pwart Rainbow
interest of Rodney in the movie.
She plays a back up singer
and dancer to the Rainbows, and
Rodney incurs her wrath for his
cheating ways. She dumps him
after catching him in bed with
one of his paramours.
"Naomi is a strong passion-
ate character who has to deal
with the impulsiveness of a man
that she truly loves" she says.
Born in Washington DC to
Haitian parents, and raised in
M~aryland, rasca~l feel st
u derrepr sented in tse etr

that changes.
"What excites me about

Rainbow Raani is that it is a
great story that everyone can re-
late to, putting our West' Indian
culture in the spotlight. I am so
grateful to be a part of this pro-
duction," she says.
Pascale was introduced to
the theatre wYhen she was 15 and
was has been hooked ever since.
She recently graduated from
West Virginia University with a
B.F.A in Acting and now resides
in New York.
She says apart from shoot-
ing Rainbow Raani, she had a
great time in Guyana, having had
the chance to visit a few "cool"
places, like Linden.
Pascale is anxious to see the
end product and for the reactiodl
of people to the film. But one
thing is for sure, "it can't be a
bad thing."

Stephaney Bentley's charac~
ter, Jennifer, is one who greatly
.influencesthe pplot. S~he is the les-
Sbian, who comes to Guyana, be-
comes close friends with Raani,
and agrees to marry Raj as his
gateway to America and making
the dreams of the Rainbows
come true.
.However, when she "acci-
dentally" ends up in bed with
Raj and becomes pregnant,
the drama of the plot ex-
plodes, especially so because
of her lover, Rosy.
Jennifer is a free-spirited
person who is fed up with New
York and feels there is more to
life, something deeper, some-
where, and so she learns of
Guyana and travels to experience
the different cultures.
She meets Raani by chance
and enters the frame as the Rain-
bos' entry to America, at least

Stephaney has starred in
three films in Los Angeles, but
decided to head to New York for
training, and she has just gradu- .
ated from college.
She said acting is a challenge
because films are not shot in se-
quence and so "one time you
might be shooting for a scene
that falls at the end of the movie,
and next thing you know you're
shooting for a scene that would
actually be in the middle or the

Sh says her challenge, or
iheawkward partwforoherrw
"So I am in Guyana, but in

"The members of the Rain-
bows are real friends, and he is
in love, secretly, with a member
of the band, which causes him a
lot of trouble and a lot of pain."
"A\ lot of people confide in
him. He either talks them into
something or talks them out of
something, and at other times, he-
just listens" he says.
The thing Ryan says that
"popped" him was kissing his
love interest in the film, whom
he refuses reveal.
"When you watch a kiss on
film, it looks enjoyable, but
shooting it is complicated," he

Jenna Harris has had more
of a vacation, in Guyana than
anyone else. She has a small part
in the film, and so had a lot of
time on her hand.
She plays Barbara, one of
the girls Rodney comes backtio:
"With me, it wasn't just a
one night stand, because he came
back," she says.
While her part is small, she
says it's important to the devel-
opment of the plot.
Rainbow Raani premiers
in Guyana later this year.

est of the band.
"He is naive, really like a
child. I'm the exact opposite of
Rodney who gets his way with
the girls; I'm learning about
girls," he says of his character.
"It was a challenge, because
I'm not playing myself," he
"My character stays behind
and engages in crazy adventures.
While he is part of the band and
wants to go to New York, Raj is
the one who is more deter-
mined," Aldous says.
He warns you won't see him
eating with chopsticks or engag-
ing in any Chinese talk. He says
being in Guyana was a very
positive experience for him, hav-
ing never been to South America.
"But coming from New
York, the traffic is crazy there
and the traffic is crazy here too,"
he jokes.
And how could he forget, he
learnt to play the drum really
wivelit~i~ks to a good teacher.

RYAN BODA plays Adam,
a member of the Rainbows.
From a background of musical
theatre performances and a few
feature flicks, he landed in Rain-
bow Raani as the key board

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'~~among several Afro-American entertainers including singer Billie Holiday and saxophon-
ist John Coltrane. Elvis became a virtual addict from prescription drugs made available by his
doctor. A post mortem found several in his body. -
Elvis was often referred in the early days to as 'The King of Rock and Roll'. He never liked the
term. He once stopped a concert in mid-song and asked fans at the back of a stadium to take down a
banner emblazoned with those words
If not a king, he apparently is still being revered, though perhaps not so much in the
developing countries. Incredulously. nearly 50 years after he first recorded his first single at
the Sun Studio in Memphis and nearly four decades after his death, his records are still sell-
ing in the millions every year. Re-released by record companies in DVD and other format,
they consistently reach the Top Twenty in the U.S., UK Australia and other countries as new .
generations discover his music.
For those who continue to listen to his music, are we slavishly en~joying his songs because he was
North A~merican and white?! The answer is no. Should we reject them altogethecr, as indeed called for
by some fundamentalist preachers among the poor white community inl the southern U.S. from which
Elvis camne? Again, no.
Elvis Presley was not perfect. Who is? Despite Goldma~n's deflating of a few popular myths and
disclosing other information about the man (and for some of which I aml g~alteful while writing this
article), we have to look at Elvis Presley's contribution to overall cultural developments.
As we near the40th anniversary of his death, let us recognize hris music and all good pro-
gressive: rock and roll as part of the world's musical heritage. WBe should appreciate it.accord-
ingly, be as whole a person as can be through friendships with all peoples and varied musical

NOminationS are invited for National Awards in 2006 in the following


The nomrination should clearly set out the name of the person, date
'of birth, address and all pertinent information regarding the person's
suitability for the award should be sent to:

'The Secretary-General of thie Orders of Guyana
Office of the President
N~ew Gartdeh Street, Georgetown

SIt mu~st b;e emphasized that the submission of a nomination does not
aut~omlatically ensure the award of an honour nor does it necessarily
ensure an award, if made, in thle category recommended. Where
persona iniformation has to be obtained from individuals being
r~econiniended for honours, it must be made ~abundantly clear to
theam that they must'not as a result of their knowledge that a
recommendation is being made on their behalf, expect an award as
a maatter of course.

The closing date for nominations is May 12, 2006.
Government ads can be viewed at neovg


The British High Commission in~ Georgetown recommends that
Small United Kingdom and European U7nion. Citizens living in
Guyana register their names and contact details at the High
Commission .

Registration cards are available from the Consular Section at the
British High Connnission
44 Main Street

Qilline registration is also availabl2ethrough the High
Commission website;!uyana

If you have registered in previous pears, please re-regIister for

C6onstilar Section
British High Commission

Sunday Chronicle April 30, 2006


By Randall Mikkelsen

WASHINGTON (Reuter-s) In
1970, Eric Clapton joined
Duane Allman and three
other musicians as Derek and
the Dominos to record one of
rock-and-roll's mnasterwork
albums, 'Layla and other As-
sorted Love Songs'.
N~ow, Clapton has a new
Derek Trucks, a 26j-year-old
slide guitarist for the Allman
Brothers Band and leader of his
own critically praised group, is
to join Clapton's band on a Eu-
ropean tour starting on May 5
that many fans hope will re-
kindle some of the Derek and
the Dominos magic.
The tour also marks another
step in Trucks' evolution from
an upstart blues player who
shared stages with the Allman
Brothers and Bob Dylan at age
11, to a musician critics includ-
ing Rolling Stone magazine call
one of the best guitarists of his
generation, with influences rang-
ing from Indian classical music
to jazz visionary Sun Ra.
Clapton, who reunited with
his blues-rock band Cream last
year, is giving few clues about
this tour, and Trucks says he
doesn't expect a Derek and the

Dominos reviv~al.
But Trucks, who was
named after the group and
wYhose slide style has been lik-
ened to Allman s, has dusted off
tunes from 'Layvla', for his own
band just in case.
"In a way it was kind of a
warm-up, or at least to get
those tunes balck in mIy head,"
Trucks said of the "Layla"
"I think maybe we'll do a
few tunes from that period and
that record, but it's an Eric
Clapton tour," he said in an in -
terview before a recent concert.
Two of the original Derek
and the Dominos members -
Allman and Carl Radile are
dead. A third, Jim Grordon, de-
veloped schizophrenia and was
imprisoned after killing his
mother in 1983.
Trucks began playing a
yard-sale guitar at age 9. His fa-
ther, Chris, a brother of Allman
Brothers drummer Butch
Trucks, chaperoned him through
the rock-music world and taught
him to avoid its excesses. Still
youthful looking, Trucks is
cherub-faced with long blond
-hair usually worn in a ponytail.
Intent on developing his
own style, he said he stopped
listening to blues guitarists for

long periods and instead paid
attention to singers, horn play-
ers and Indian classical music.
Trucks is a meticulous
player. He does not use a pick,
and his slide notes slice and
shimmer thr-ou~gh vintage ampli-
fier~s, unmodified by the elffects
pedals favored by many electr-ic

On Songlines, the new CD
by his group, The Derek Trucks
Band, original tracks include the
rocking 'Revolution', and there
are reggae, soul and blues stan-
dards, as well as a song based
on Islamic "qawwali" devotional
"I felt in some ways that
this record 'Songlines' was go-
ing to be a breaking out of the
band. It's going to turn a lot of
people onto the group that were
completely unfamiliar with it,
and I think having the qawwali
tune is a big part of what the
band does and we wanted to
showcase it that way," Trucks
Trucks says a key mentor
was the experimental jazz-rock
performer Col. Bruce Hampton.
"He turned me onto

Please turn to page XV

g~nre XLII

IS ELVIS STILL ... Eric Clapton gets

om page IV II\ nr i

sld gu eis

The Passage
With his eyes wet, so that the edges of things were
blurred, Portia was truly like her mother. Years ago
Daisy had walked like that around the kitchen, silent
and occupied. Daisy was not black as he was her
skin had been like the beautiful colour of dark
honey. She was always very quiet and gentle. But
beneath that soft gentleness there was something
stubborn in her, and no matter how conscientiously
he studied it all out, he could not understand the
gentle stubbornness of his wife.
He would exhort her and he would tell her all that
was in his heart and still she was gentle. And still
she would not listen to him but would go on her
own way.
Then later there were Hamilton and Karl Marx
and William and Portia. And this feel of real true
purpose for them was so strong that he knew exactly
how each thing should be with them. Hamilton would
be a great scientist and Karl Marx a teacher of the
Negro race and William a lawyer to fight against
injustice and Portia doctor for women and children.
And when they were even babies he would tell
them of the yoke they must thrust from their
shoulders -the yolk of submission and slothfulness.
And when they were a little older he would impress
upon them that there was no God, but that their lives
were holy and for each one of them there was this
real true purpose. He would tell it to them over and
over, and they would sit together far away from him
and look with their big Negro-children eyes at their
mother. And Daisy would sit without listening, gentle
and stubborn....
Then one night he found that Daisy had pierced
holes in little Portia's ears for ear-rings. And another
time a kewpie doll with feather skirts was on the
mantelpiece when he came home, and Daisy was
gentle and hard and would not put it away. He knew,
too, that daisy was teaching the children the cult of
meekness. She told them about hell and heaven.
Also she convinced them of ghosts and of haunted
places. Daisy went to church every Sunday and
she talked sorrowfully to the preacher of her own
husband. And with her stubbornness she always
took the children to the church, too, and they

What to Do
1. Read the extract until you think you have covered
all the information. Then draw up a table where
you set up your own number of columns with
headings, and a number of rows. Number the boxes
in the table to the order in which the pockets of
information are mentioned in the text. Give
information such as skin colour, personality, beliefs,
dreams, life style, and you can go on from here.
2. Write a composition of your own with adaptations
from the text.

The Poem

Come, let us also lift our hands,
We who do not remember the custom of prayer,
We who, except for the burning fire of love,
Do not remember any idol, any god.
Come, let us present a petition that Life, our
Will pour tomorrow's sweetness into today's poison;
That for those who have not strength for the burden
of the days,
May it make night and day weigh light on their
For those whose eyes have not strength for seeing
the face of dawn,




May it light some candle in their nights;

For those for whose steps there is no assistance
of any road,
May it make some road luminous to their sight;
To those whose religion is pursuit of lying and
May there come capacity to shake off the murderer's
The hidden secret of love is the fevered soul, with
Let us today make a covenant, and let its fever be
The word of Truth, which in the heart like a thorn,
Let us today accept, and the anguish be wiped out.

Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistan
(translated by V. Keirnan)

What to Do
1. Tell in your own words what the poem is all about.
2. Discuss the poem with a friend, and then
compare the findings with your effort.

Looking at Writing
The Facts of the Story

Exercise 1: Pretend you are a reporter for the Daily
Bang News and that you were there when the
impasse of Bunny took place. You took some notes
for a news story. Get all the facts together. Then
write your story and give it a headline.

Exercise 2: Read the story that you wrote for the
Daily Bang News. The following questions will help
you find out whether you slanted your story.
1. Does your headline give anyone or faction a
smashing victory?
2. Were you fair to the internationals who also fought
3. Did you exaggerate any of the facts or numbers
in your news article?
4. Did you express an opinion on the importance of
the event?
5. Did you impose your views on your readers or
did you simply expose the facts?
6. One way of imposing a point of view is to
use loaded words. Check your news story to
see how you used words like: liberty,
democracy, freedom, and justice. Most of
these words are loaded because they carry with
them favourable meanings.

Fact & Opinion in Today's Newspapers

Although most newspapers try to be objective in
writing the news, the choice of words and
sometimes the choice of facts sometimes slant the
news. Most newspapers have an editorial page on
which the editor's opinion is given. Most
newspapers also include signed columns in which
the writer expresses his/her opinion. The exercise
that follows should help you distinguish between the
fact and opinion in the daily newspaper.

Exercise 3:
1. From at least two different newspapers cut out
headlines that deal with the same topic. Compare
the wording of the headlines, the size of the type,
the position in the paper, and on the page.
2. Clip cartoons from the editorial page. Do you get
the message the cartoonist wants to convey? Are
political cartoons a case of fact versus opinion or
of fact versus emotion?
3. Cut out different editorials from different papers

and compare their points of view. Be on the lookout
for loaded words.
4. Compare news articles with editorials dealing with
the same subject.

The Paragraph Its Revision

A paragraph is a group of sentences that you, the
writer, make work as a team.

in each of the selections below, indicate by number,
the sentence or sentences that do not give
information that fits the flow of ideas expressed in
the rest of the selection. In other words, which
sentences do not contribute to the teamwork of the

(1) At one time the wooden tobacco pipe was a
common sight in our fore-parents' homes. (2)
I've never seen one, but my father has. (3) Its
gradual disappearance was caused by
improper care. (4) These pipes must be oiled
inside and out to preserve the wood. (5) Now
these wooden tobaccoo pipes are found mainly
in museums and private collections. (6) My only
first cousin collects wooden tobacco pipes. (7)
The Museum in Hope Street, with fifty-four
wooden pipes, probably has the most extensive
collection. (8) Last February we saw similar
displays of the first Guyanese when we visited
the New Hope Street Museum.

(1). Ceylon is an island of great natural wealth,
(2) Coconut palms and rice thrive in the warmth
of the coastal plains. (3) The island has a 725-
mile coastline. (4) In the hills, large plantations
yield an abundance of rubber. (5) Tea grows in
profusion on the mountain slopes of the interior.
(6) Other agricultural products of the island
include quinine, cacao, coffee, cinnamon, and
citronella. (7) Quinine, a medicine used mostly
in treating malaria, is made from the bark of
the cinchona tree.

Remember that the sentences in a paragraph
fit together.
They may fit together in the following ways:
(1) Simply by telling about the same subject;
(2) By relating a single sequence of events;
(3) By explaining part of the same process, step by
(4) By supplying the details necessary to prove the
truth of a general statement.

Explain by which of the four methods just described
each of the two paragraphs that follow was

A. Looking through my field glasses, I spotted a wild
dog on a nearby mountains side. The animal looked
almost like a kind of husky dog that people keep as
pets except for his air of wildness. As the wild dog
loped closer, I put down the glasses and raised my
rifle. I sighted carefully. The wolf was almost within
a hundred yards when l fired. That's when my alarm
clock woke me.

B. Here's a trick that I learned. You can lift a
piece of ice with a piece of string without tying
any knots. First wet the end of the string
thoroughly and lay it on the ice. Then sprinkle
some salt on the ice and string. Wait ten
seconds before lifting the string. The ice will
be frozen to the string.


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23-166 Thorne Street
Tucville. Georgetown
D.O.B: 1987-10-01

575 Uilviugt. New Schemle
West Coast Demerara
DO.B.: 1988-08-18

257 Independence
Boulevard. La Penitence
D.O.B: 1986-07-29

Sheldon Kieron WILLIAMS
207 Da Silva Street
Nlewtown, Kitty
D.O.B: 1986-10-06

207 Haslington
Housing Scheme
East Coast Demerara
D 0.B: 1981-10-19

Andrew MINGO
991 Victory Valley Hill
D.O.B: 1983-01-05

43 Section 'G
Ann 5 Grove Village
Eas BCo~ast D 19eara

Cleopatra CHANDLER
27 Company Road, Buxton
East Coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1979-03-23

74 Selctio'A' No 69V: lage
Corentyne, Berbce
0 0.81566-10-C6

18 Uilvlugt Front
West Coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1988-04-02

Raymond Sears
Sanltos Sand Road,
East Bank Demerara
D.O.B: 1986-07-02

Carmeleta CORLETTE
Lancaster' .11 i
Corentyne. Bertaice
D.O.B~ 1987-05-19

119 Friendship Village
East Coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1985-09-17

29 No. 50 Village
Corentyne, Berbice
D.O.B. 1987-09-21

Lloyd Lorenzo STOLL
Bethany Mission
Sulpenaam Creek
D.O.B: 1983-04-13

23 Soesdyke Back Eaod
East Bank Demerara
D.O.B: 1986-07-02

44 Met-en-Meerzorg
West Coast Demerara
D O.B: 1986-04-29

23 Liverpool Village
Corentyne. Berbice
D Oi.B 1986-03-26

270 Smythfleld
New Amsterdam. Berbice
D.O.B: 1987-04-10

Lexroy CYRUS
9 Perth Village, Mahaicony
East Coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1984-06-24

Bhojnarine RAJPAT
107 Belle Vue
New Housing Scheme
D.O.B: 1986-04-12

Lotoia WAYNE
75 Sanldvoort' II 9.:
Wiest Canje. Berbice
D O.B 1983-01-04

Arienia SAM~iUELS

WIeSt Coast Berbice
DOI B: 1979-08-24

I - I
46 Prince William Street
East Coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1988-08-04

Lusignan Railvay Line 91 Bele Vue 216 Goed Intent Village
East Coast Demerara New Housing Scheme,WBD Wnest Bank Demerara
D.O.B: 1976-08-23 D.O.B: 1986-12-09 D.O.B: 1987-05-26

Randy Edroy Hendricks
58 Howe~s Street
D.0 B 1986-11-15

c8Bolil IRoad
East Coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1987-02-04

Boris Bert Mitchell
55 Victory Valley Hill
Wismar. Linden
D.O.B: 1987-09-20

Nata 'ln ALDER
46 ce William Street
East cast Demerara
D.O.t 1985-01-28

Ron Anthony GEDORE
27 Covent Garden
East Bank Demerara
D.O.B: 1987-06-22

18 Cinema Street
East Bank Demerara
D.O.B: 1984-06-09

138 Second Street
Anna Cathenlna
West Coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1987-12-02

73 Breda Street
Uerk-en-R~ust. Geo rgetown
DO BJ: 1982-09-16

Mrichelle JONES
7 Carabese Hill
D.O.B: 1988-03-14

No. 53 Village
Corentyne. Berb~ice
D.O.B: 1978-08-17

34 Sisters Village
West Bank Demerara
D.O.B: 1987-03-02

Niekisha BRITTON
18 Silvertoym
Wismar. Linden
D.O.B: 1980-07-28

7 Carabese Hill
D.O.B: 1988-03-14

Goed Intent Village
West Bank Demerara
D.O.B: 1985-03-02

East Middle Street
Perth Village, Mahaicony
East Coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1986-05-26



'",The Guyana Police Force is seeking additional information from the general

public regarding the character and suitability of applicants for permanent

employment in the Guyana Police Force.
Information in writing can be supplied to:

Assistant Commissioner, Training Force Headquarters, Eve Leary.

Phone: 226-7495, 227-6472.

a :~

N~avin Prakash Jaiprashad
247 'B` Anchootille
Port Mourant Berb~ic
D.O.B 1986-12-29

Ramnarine Brijmohan
12 Unity Street
La Grangie. WB~D
Doo.B 1987-05-1 8

124 Laing Avenue
\Nest Ruimveldt, Gltown
D.O.B. 1983-01-19

Jason THOMAS Mvarlon David RAM
94 Old Road. Eccles B2 Goed Fortuin
East Bank Demerara Wiest Bank Demerara
D.O.B: 1987-08-10 D.O.B: 1988-04-12

1 Belfield Road
East coast Demerara
D.O.B: 1987-10-07

I It I

Biotechnology &

Biosafety Column

,Sponsored by the Guyana-
UNEP-GEF Rational

~iosafety Framework Project

Medical Biotechnology Part 1

We dedicate this wr~eek's issue .WE HIAVE all
indirectly or directly
of the cohamn to the memoir benefited from some
of the late Minister of aspect of medical
Agriculture, Fisheries, other titechnolohey sncetou
Crops and Livestock. Mlr. vaccination. In .simple i
Satvadeow Sawb. On behalf terms the techniques used
of the Global UNEP to manipulate organisms
0 ~to produce drugs, vaccines
Biosafett. Teaml, we c~onveyv and other medical and
condolences from Dr. pharmaceutical products.
for human health and
Giovanni Ferra~iolo, who wras wellbeing constitute
very impressed w~ith the late gm 1bi~q~Chcnologyin
M~i nister' s gasp of the Modern medical
relevant biotechnology and boehnolg hthasu go
biosafety issues in the genetic engineering
agricultural sec~tor, during his techniques to get plants to
mission to Guyana in late Sythsz mn s an

by humans or other animals. Examples of this have been covered in ~
our last few columns dealing with "biopharming" or the production
of "Farmaceuticals" when we discussed the interface between
agricultural, food and medical biotechnologies.
For example, excessive consumption of foods with cholesterol
content has now been clearly linked to the development of heart
disease (according to studies in the journals .Carrenlt Opinion in
Lipidology 2002, American Journal of Clin~ical Nutrition 2003, and
Journal fs Nutritid pulse by th Ae oaunndSosit ar -
cholesterol, phytosterols and phytostanols, have now been added
to processed foods such as margarines to help consumers reduce
elevated cholesterol levels according to reviews in the journal Trends
in Food Science and Technology published two years ago. .
Health-related mineral nutrient-enrichment of foods is another
aspect we dealt with in our earlier discussions. We recapitulate the
example of the use of genetic engineering of the gene for accumulation
of the element selenium in the form of an amino acid derivative
called Se-methylselenocysteine according to research published
last year in the online journal BioMed Central Plant Biology. It is
important to note that selenium, which is found reasonable quantities
Please tumn to page XIX

'The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is an autonomous organisation
OStablished under the Guyana Civil Aviation Act 2000with responsibility for
the regulation of aviation safety and security as well as the provision of air
navigation services. Over the last three years the Authority has managed to
implement its initial strategic c objectives through institutional building and

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:


The Director General will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for day to
day management of the Authority and for the implementation of aviation regulations to
ensure safety and security in a cost effective manner.

The ideal candidate shall have extensive experience of civil aviation gained through at least
fifteen years through involvement in civil aviation operations, i'n a civil aviation regulatory
environment, airline or airport. The candidate must demonstrate strong leadership qualities
with proven ability to manage and direct professional staff.


Candidates for this position shjall have a current Air Transport Licence with not less than
5,000 hours as pilot in command of air transport type civillmilitary aircraft. The ideal
candidate shall be qualified in two or more commercial aircraft types, preferably with
instructor rating. Helshe will demonstrate experience with the problems of operating such
commercial transport aircraft, and experience in technical training including visual aids,
training devices and aircraft flight simulators. He will possess qualities of initiative, tact,
tolerance, patience in dealing with the aviation industry. A through understanding of
international standards and practices in flight operations is also required.

Interested persons can uplift a complete package detailing the Job Description and
specification for the positions from the Human Resources Manager or request by email
using email address shown below.

A competitive salary package will be offered to the selected candidates. Applicants should
send a full resume with a covering letter to reach the Director General of the Guyana Civil
Aviation Authority (Attention Human Resources Manager) by May 12, 2006 at the following

82 Premniranjan Place
Prashad Nagar
Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone: 592-225-6822
Fax: 592-225-6800
Email: director-qeneral(Ziacaa-qy.or

grmWhen you're on stage and fo-
cusing ... You're hypercritical. You
want to be able to listen back to a
tape and not just be horrified by
whatlIhear," he said.
"There are actually times'
where you can actually
watch yourself and the band
play, like you're almost step-
ping away'from it," he said.
"And then you suddenly
come back and there's a few
wromg notes on athenight
you're a spectator too."
Rolling Stone in 2003
named Trucks to its top-100
list of guitar greats. He was the
youngest to join legends in-
cluding Clapton and Allman.
But 'Ik-ucks acknowledges the
era of iconic guitar heroes has
passed. "I think probably for
the better. Not many that were
. held up in that status survived
it," he said.

Public Service Ministry

Notice of Awa rd
The Goviemment of Guvana in collaboration w~ith the Newr Zealand Commonw~\ealth
Scholarship and Fellow~ship Plan is offering a limited number of postgraduate Scholarships
in Newv Zealand for the 2007 academic vear

Applications are invited ~from suitalbly qualified persons for consideration in the following
priority fields:

- Engineering
- Medical Sciences
- Computer Science
- Education

Applicants must have obtained a Bachelor-'s/Malster's Degree within the last five years w\ith
a G.P A of 10c- and aboyc/upper second class hono7urs inl inltended field of stud-.

Application forms can be obtained from thle Permanent Secretary. Public Service Mmnisty.
164 Waterloo Stroct. Gecorgetow\n and/or the Scholarships Department. Training Dinsilon.
Durban~ Street alnd Vlissengen Road. Georgetow\n.

Closing date f~or the r-eceipt of` applications is Ma! 8. 2006 and should be returned to
either of the above addresses

Permanent secretary
Pubic ervce initriGovemnment ads can be viewed at www
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Page XV;

Sunday Ctironicle.April 30, 2006.

From page XII

(John Coltrane's) "A Love
Supreme," and Sun Ra and
just all these great records .
right when I needed it,"
Trucks said. "He takes mu-
sicians that have natural
ability and just kind of
shatters everything they
thought about music, and
then you pick up the pieces
and then you figure out that
there's a whole new world
out there."
Music is a family business
for Trucks, who is based in
Jacksonville, Florida. Besides
playing in the Allmans with his
uncle, he is married to blues
singer Susan Tedeschi. The key-
board player in his band, Kofi
Burbridge, is brother to Allmans
bassist Oteil Burbridge. "It's im-
portant to have people around
that you actually give a damn

The New York Times,
which gave a generally favorable
review to 'Songlines', suggested
Trucks' talents were outpacing
his bandmates'. "If I felt that
way personally, I probably
would have moved on but I
feel like there's a lot of music
to be made with this group,"
Trucks said.
Last winter the band played
posh concert halls. In April, it
played a Harley Davidsoil deal-
ership. "When you play in a
Harley dealership you don't
play the Indian classical tunes
or the straight-ahead jazz
tunes," he joked.
Trucks doesn't sing: He
leaves that to bandmate Mike
Mattison. In performance he
is a figure of concentration,
revealing only an occasional

Guitarist Derek Trucks speaks before his sold-out concert
in Washington, April 8, 2006. (Evan Sisley/Reuters)

Eric Clapton g~ets a new

'Derek in ,...Ik

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..OrtMonday lst May, 2006, GPL wili implement a strict "NO FIEAM
policy. This is to ensure the safety of everyone working in/visiting the GPL

Holders of firearms will be' required to secure them before entering any of
the following offices: ._ -

o~dinctaiet eC nple 27 9 Midde St., Georgetown
I .om, mla O~ca.Steniing Rd., Vreed-en-Hoop
*Commercial Office, Lot 3 Strand, New Amsterdam

*Commercial Office, Onverwagt, Wetrbc

All persons entering these premises will be subject to an electronic body scan
and a search of their portable belongings

Pa~ge 1Eti :

fresh air to breath. There is
a lot of air pollution now be-
cause of the many factories
* hat make clothing for us and
also in the cars we drive. We
can cut down on air pollution
by walking more, driving in

wasting water at home.
Here are some things that
you as kids can do to help save
ourprecious Planet:

1. Help~your parents start

Smals: .. .
1. Turn off the lights and
TV when you are not in the
room. The oil and coal that
power our electricity are harm-
ful to the environment and wild-
*life. The less we use, the more
we help. .
2. Use cloth napkins instead
of paper napkins.
*3. Don't leave water run-
ning. For example, turnl off wa-
Ster while brushing your teeth.
By wasting less water, we leave
more water for wildlife, plants,
and trees.
4. Ask your parents to save
peelings from fruits and veg-
etables for a compost pile.
5. Make a habit of reusing
glass, cans, aluminum soda cans,
soda bottles, aluminum fpil,
newspapers, etc. -
6. Store food in re-usable
containers, instead of plastic
wrap or aluminum foil. ,
7. Use old- t-shirts ais.rags-
for cleaning, dusting or wiping
up spills.
8. Use rechargeable batter-
its or make sure the regular bat-
teries will be recycled or dis-
.posed of properly.
9. Give away unwanted
clothes and toys to those who
can use them.
10. Have a garage sale and
donate the money to an envi-
ronmental organisation.
11. Ask your parents to
save \vice coat hangers and re-
turn them to the dry cleaners.

.7HEN SHOpP nNGobu

organic (no chemicals.added)
2. Ask your parents not to
buy things individually
wrapped in plastic, such fruits
and or vegetables.
3. Use your grocery bags

!rth?" *

the food store or bring 1C IEL QP r
,ags from home. 725F 6
encouragee your paients -
more fruits and veg-
and less meat, which C: [{ Jl~C
pollution and destroys

,sk your parents not to 3. Set up an organic garden.
osol products, because at your school. (Use compost
:oducts hurt the ozone for the garden.)
he ozone layer protects 4. Be an example for your
he earth from the sun-'s 'family, friends, and-neighbors.
rays. So now that you know how
Bu'y paper products you can make a difference to the
han plastic, and avoid planet, please try to take care
Ityrofbam, which cannot of it.
:led and is not easily de- You can send your com-
aible in the environment. ments, suggestions and ideas
on the articles to "Our Envi-
SCHOOL: ronment," C/o EIT Division,
ring a lunch box instead Environmental Protection
n bag for your lunch to Aigency, IAST Building, UG
trees. Campus, Turkeyen, Greater .
)rganise a clean-up day Georgetown.
ur school. Please colour me!

again at
canvas b
4. E
to tiuy
causes 1
5. A
buy aere
these pr
.layer. T]
us and t
rather tl
buying s
be recyc

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of brow
save the
2. O
near yo~

"I believe the children are our
Iruture. Teach them well and let
them lead the way. Linda

Hello Readers,

LAST week, we focused on
climate change solutions and
wiays in-which we can help the
zarth. This week~, we will now
locus on others ways in which
c-;dr own children can save the
clarth. Enjoy'!
There are billions and bil
lions of people who live on our
e arth. Each person on earth
!:oeds a place to live. We also
n~eed materials to build our
I;omes and businesses. We need
o:wer to ariake things work and
!aces to grow food and raise
animals. There are several things
:: should do to preserve the
Uand~we live on. We can protect
:!ur parks, playgrpunds and
e.ven our own backyards. We
'an plant flowers and trees to
miake our world a beautiful place
:o live. We can learn to reuse and
recycle paper, plastics, alumi-
num, and glass.
Every living thing needs

car pools, and riding subways
and buses.
Water is essential to life. We
use water to drink and to grow
plants. Our water is being pol-
luted by se wage, factories
waste. and oil. We can better
conserve water by not throwing
garbage in rivers and lakes. We
can also save our water by not

a compost pile.
2. Help your parents pull weeds
instead of spraying with chemi~-
3. Ask your parents to
use organic products for the
lawn instead of using chemi-
cals, which are harmful to the
environment and harmful to
the health of humans and ani-

1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following
services to the Georgetow~n Public Hospital Corporation.

(a) Floor Care, Janitorial, Waste Collection & Disposal Services
(b) Attendant ServiceS

2. Tendei Documents can be obLltinine from the Cashier, Finance Department of
the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street, from 09:00h
to I:00h. Monday to Friday upon pa wullfl of a non-refundable fee of $1000

3. Each lender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any way
identify the Tendferer and should be clearlyv marked on the top left-hand corner
''Tenrner for (specific :-Ilil :.- :))".

4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairmanl National Procurement &
Tender Administration Board, Mdinistry of Finance, and must be placed in the
Tender Box situated ht thle MinisTry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets,
Gac Man not later than 09:00h., Tuesday 16th May, 2006.

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

5,. Each Tend er must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Comprl liwenr~- from
the Commnissioner of Inlandi Revenue .url wlll. (IRD) and from the General
Manager, : ni nsura nce Schemne (N\IS) in the name of the individual if
individual Is i~-!irin<.; or company if company is r-ndol. inl.

6. The GeorgetowLn Public Hospital Corporaition does not bind itself to accept the
lowNesl or any ~Ternder.

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Republec of Guyana
Office of the Precsident
Public Sector Technicail Assistance Credit. (Credit No. 372-GY'.
Proicct ID No. OP/EOI-n603001,
Ex;pressions of Interest

The Governmennt of Guy~ana has roccivecd financing from the World Bankl toward thle
cost of the Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit (PSTAC). and intends to appl!
part of the proceeds for consultant any' services.

A small part of this will be used to fund consultancy services to assist in the development
of a national Monitoring and Evaluation system that will enhance planning, decision
making and prioritisation of government resource allocation, and demonstrate the extent
to which Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) activities have been successful.

The resulting consultancy service is expected to produce as part of its outputs, a conceptual
design of the M&E data system including data flows, indicators and targets for the PRS:
Development and delivery of a training program for all facets of the PRS M&E system;
Protocols for implementation and results monitoring; Guidelines that map options for
evaluation including methodology, techniques to be utilised and training required.

The Policy Coordination and Programme Management Unit (PCPMUC) now invite eligible
consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants
must provide a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating that they are qualified to perfonn the
services. Minimum qualification includes a Master's Degree, preferably in the Social

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office
hours (08:00hrs to 17:00hrs).

Expressions of Interest must be delivered in the PCPMU tender box to the address
below by May 3, 2006 before 9:00hrs.

PCPMU Office of the President
New Garden St., Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana.
Tel: 592-223-0917 (ext. 30) Fax: 592-223-5231
Government ads can be viewed at

The Ministry of Public Workrs and Communications (MPWC) now invites sealed
bids from eligible contractors for the resurfacing of the steel deckiing of the Demnerara
Harbour Bridge.

The works comprise but is not limited to:

i.) Traffic control (one lane to be operable at all times)
ii.) Clean steel decki of loose and deleterious material (oil spills, etc.)
iii.) Apply tacki coat of approved material
iv.) Apply surfacing material-hot mix asphalt concrete maximum aggregate
size 3/8" (10mm dia.)
v.) Compact and protect for curing period

Bidding documents may be obtained by written application from the Ministry;
of Public Workis and Communications, Accounts Department at a non refundable
cost of G$;10,000 from April 25, 2006.

The closing date for receipt of bids is May 16, 20)06 at 09):00hrs in the Board Room of
the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board.

Biddmng documents comprising original and one (1) cop! must be submitted ma sealed
env-elope markled "Demerara Harbo~ur Bridge Resurfacing" and addressed to:
Further information ma\- be obtained fr-om Walte~r W~illis Techm~cal Ad\ isor to
Hon. Minister of Transport and Hydraulics. MPW~C. Telephone Nos. 59,2-215-(1000;)
592-6233-4550 Fax No, 592-225-1,954.

Balrai Bai-ram

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Sunday Chronicle Aprd '10, 2006


ARIES -- You're a good listener, and that's a good thing because you're
going to hear a whole lot. Whether the people inl your life are utterly
happy or deeply worried about something, thev're more than likely to
choose you as the person to tell. So get out your cotton swabs, clean
your ears and settle down with a cordless phone in your most comfy chair.
You could even take a few notes if you feel like it-

TAURUS You and a partner are going to be doing the grown-up equiva~
lent of a three-legged race. Each wearing a potato sack while trying to
balance an egg on a spoon. Sound hard? Well, it is. What's the lesson?
Actually, it's that you two should be mighty proud of yourselves just for
making it to the starting line tied up like that. And if a few eggs break,
Well, thank goodness they were hard-boiled. Pick them up, brush them
off, add salt, lay the potato sacks on the grass and have a picnic.

GEMINI You're almost never at a loss for new plans, whether it's knock-
ing out the back wall or installing double-paned windows in the sunroom
so you can sleep there in the winter. You've got another terrific inspira-
tion. Is it rettling the bathroom? Is it tearing down the 'hunting dog' mo-
tif wallpaper in the den? Is it planting tomatoes? Whatever your idea, it's
good, and you'II enjoy implementing it.

CANCER If you've been feeling like you need a little more direction
when it comes to where you're headed and how you're going to get there,
maybe you should withdraw (for a few hours) from the hustle and bustle
of the world and really go internal. Ask yourself what you want and what
you need and how you should go about getting it. Then be very, very
quiet and wait for yourself to answer.

LEO You definitely want to spend some time outdoors. It would be nice
if the weather were good. But even if it isn't, get out there and com-
mune with nature a little. Put on your rubber boots and your yellow slicker
and kick around in the puddles if it's wet. Put on your sunglasses if it's
sunny. Put on a happy-go-lucky, glad-to-be-outside attitude either way. Ah,

VIRGO One great thing about you is that, once you get wind of a prob-
lem, you start building renewable energy-producing windmills. Yes, you
have a knack for turning trouble into an opportunity for better, healthier,
more efficient living. And, in addition to the fact that you are awfully cute,
this is one of your most awe-inspiring talents. So whatever not-so-great
news comes your way, don't forget: You'll figure it out, and it will be even
better than before.

LIBRA You can pick up a telephone and give a pitch (whether it's 'buy
my new line of homemade designer sugar cookies' or 'go out on a date
with me, how about?') like nobody's business. Your ability to communi-
cate is going to take you far. Nurture it, honour it, and every now and
then like today give yourself a rest. You can communicate everything
you need to after you've garnered a little energy.

SCORPIO You're in the thick of things, all right. It might feel a little bit
like being deep in the jungle. There are mosquitoes, there are monkeys,
there are creepy crawly things you don't recognize. You're sweating and
a little bit out of your element. Yes, this phase is both unnerving and
exciting, so do your best to enjoy the experience and push onward!

SAGITTARIUS -- It's springtime, and that means it's time to get outside
and hum along with the honeybees and whistle with the birds and blos-
som with the flowers. Breathe deep and, if it's balmy out, spend as much
of the day as possible outdoors. There's nothing in the world that com-
pares with the healing powers of a Sunday in spring. Pick a bouquet or
two, while you're at it, to bring a little spring home.

CAPRICORN Do you keep a diary? Today might be a really good day to
start, if you don't, or to restart if you did but don't anymore, or to keep
IIgoing if you do. Putting your thoughts and feelings into words can have
a remarkable result. You understand yourself more clearly, and you un-
derstand the world around you differently when you take time to pro-
cess it all in words. Happy writing!


AQUARIUS Why not throw a party! After all, it's spring, and if you're
too old to go to the prom, why not host your own fancy dress ball? Hire
a photographer and make a backdrop with a navy blue sky and fake stars.
And a moon. Have your friends line up for at least an hour to Get their
photos taken. Play music really loud in your living room. It'll be a blast,

PISCES You keep in Good touch with people, which is one reason why
you have a social network that stretches across the Globe. Another rea-
son for your worldwide social net is that you're naturally curious and
- you like to know how other people look at the world. Check in with
your network and catch up on the latest Global trends. Your friends wLill
.be happy to hear from you.



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WEDDING anniversary greetings are extended to
Mohan and Indrowli Tularam of Lusignan, East,
East Coast Demerara. Greetings from their two
adorable daughters, Pooja and Tanooja, parents,
sister, brother, nephew, nieces and other rela-
tives. May the Lord grant both of them long life
and happiness together.

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HAPPY anniversary greetings are extended to Mr.
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anniversary together today. Greetings from their two
loving children, Ad rain and Alita.

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which naturally occurs in
abundance In fijh is another
example In wrhich though
approac~hed from the angle of
agricultural and food
blotec~rhno~logies.j Improtesj our
health and wecll-btng.
Geneu cengmeenng of leas
for the blosy\nthesis and
production of a key chenulcal
used in the synthesis of the
most powerful anti-malarial drug
to date artemisinic acid, is

another example of medical
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whole heredltary ior genetic
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1 large onion chopped.
IN~DI Curry Powder

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1 cup raisins
1 apple cored and chopped (not peeled)
Celery chopped
Snow peas stringy ends chopped off, then chopped
Bell pepper, red, green, or yellow chopped -
Green onions chopped
Put rice in a big pot, add 1 3/4 cups of water for every
cup of rice, bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat on very

low, let simmer for 45 minutes, take off heat and keep~
covered for at least another 10 minutess. In a large
saucepan put 1/4 cup of olive oil'on medium high heat.

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in the onions with the curry infused oil in which they
wer co ed. tYou'll n ed to ue a sto wooe spood i
curry flavor, beat some more curry powder, chili, and
cumin in olive oil for a few minutes and add to the rice
to desired spiciness. Add other ingredients to taste -
cilantro, raisins, apple, celery, snow peas, bell pepper,
green onions. Add a couple tablespoons of honey. Add
a dash of saltto taste. Chill and serve.
Serves 4to 6.

1 3/4 cups chicken broth
I V2 lb skinless boneless chicken breast
V2z cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup plain yogurt
S teaspoons I~DI Curry Powder
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
I teaspoon honey
V/2 teaspoon ground ginger
V2z teaSpoon salt -.
1/4 teaspoon Chico Black Pepper
1 medium red onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 firm-ripe mango (3/4 lb), peeled, pitted, and chopped
1 cup red (seedless) grapes (5 oz), halved
V2 cup salted roasted cashews, coarsely chopped

Bring 4 cups water to a simmer with
chicken broth in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan.
Add chicken and simmer, uncovered, 6
minutes. Remove pan from heat and
cover, then let stand until chicken is
cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Transfer chicken to a plate and cool 10
minutes. Chop into V2 inch pieces. While
chicken is cooling, whisk together
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Powder, lime juice, honey, ginger, salt,
and Chico Black Pepper in a large bowl.
Add chicken, onion, mango, grapes, and
cashews and stir gently to combine.
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asks for peace, says

pay TV seance
By Sue Zeidler

LOS ANGELES (Reuters)"Peace ... The Message is Peace."
That's what the producers of a pay-television seance to con-
tact John Lennon claimed the former Beatle said when communi-
cating with them from, beyond the grave.
The show aired on Monday on pay-TV service In Demand anid
was organised by the producers of a failed 2003 attempt to channel
the late Princess Diana's spirit, a show that earned scathing reviews
but was estimated to have grossed close to $8 million.
People who paid $9.95 to watch the pay-per-view Lennon spe-
cial from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. saw audio crew members, a psychic
and an expert in paranormal activity claim that the late Beatle's
spirit made contact with them through what is described as an Elec-
tronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP).
The EVP was discovered during a taping of a seance at La
Fortua restaurant in New York, which Lennon frequented.
The show's organizers said psychic Joe Power's voice feed went
dead for a few seconds and the message was found on it when the
tape of the voice feed was played back.
EVP is based on a belief that spirit voices communicate through
radio and TV broadcast signals.
On the television show, filming at La Fortuna suddenly
stopped and a narrator said something odd has happened. Show
participants said that a mysterious voice can be heard on
Power's voice feed.
The producers called in "EVP specialist" Sandra Belanger to
examine the voice and she proclaims it Lennon's.
Producer Paul Sharratt, who heads Starcast Productions and calls
himself a skeptic, said hearing the voice has made him a believer.
ofTheogrogramme wsw md wtkhooutnt e Ioodile gedor cnseent
Ono's long-time friend and spokesman Elliot Mintz has called
the entire exercise "tacky, exploitative and far removed" from
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specifically c~rzated for the game
and from a healthy mix of un-
derground and established art-
ists, said Midway senior de-
signer John Vignocchi, who as-
sembled both soundtracks.
Since debuting the song
'Get Off Me', in Electronic Arts
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Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges said "It's just a great way to games as much as child
video games are ideal for con- market music," Ludacris.said in said.
necting aspiring musicians an interview with Reuters mn Los By showing up in
with their core fan base and Angeles on Wednesday. "artists are trying to b
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67 Bel Air, New Haven, Georgetown
The Indian Cultural Centre announces the resumption of
Yoga Classes by an Indian Yoga expert at the Centre with
effect from the second week of May 2006. The fee for a
four-month course is G$1,000. Those interested may get
themselves registered with the Centre on any working
day between the timings mentioned below.

The Centre will also welcome new students for the
ongoing courses in the following disciplines:

1. Dance: Kathak, Classical and Folk
2. Percussion instruments: TablaandDholak
3. Instrumental: Harmonium
4i. Vocal: Semi-Classical, Light Music and Folk
5. Conversational Hindi (only on Tuesday and

Timings: Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 19:00 hours
Saturday from09:00tol17:00hrs

The Centre has a well-stocked library and the
membership canbe obtained at a feee of G$500.

For clarifications/queries, kindly contact:
Tel: 226-9369.

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featu ring

the G*Rrati fo k

Dance Troupe

Wednesday, Mlay i, 21006 at 20):00) brs (Ipm)

Tickets (GS500 &i GS300)) available at the
Natiolnal Cultural Centfre Box Office

disclosed in the report.

(4) The Commissioner or the
relevant registration officer, if
so instructed to do,shall
conduct an investigation to
establish the actual existence
of each identified duplicate or
multiple registrant and seek
the participation of any
person duly appointed by the
chief scrutineer of any party.

(5) Where the investigation of
the duplicate or multiple
registrants by the
Commissioner has not
established the existence of
duplicate or multiple
registration the
Commissioner shall allow all
such registrants to remain on
the list.

(6) Where the investigation of
duplicate or multiple
registrants by the
Commissioner establishes
that duplicate or multiple
registration has taken place,
the Commissioner shall
remove such registrants from
the Official List as detennine
by the Commission. and mnay
cause a charge to be laid under
Section 21 of the National
Registration Act. Cap. 19:08.
where the circumstances
clearly indicate fraud by such

(7) Where the Commissioner
is unable to locate any
identified duplicate or
multiple registrants: based on
Sthe registration records, the
Commission shall cause tobe
published such details w~ith

citation 1. These RegulationS
may be cited as the National
Registration (Residents)
(Revision ofRegisters)
Regulations 20.



othe list

a secio lsd
by the
before the
meical list
is published

7. (1) Sub ject to
paragraph (2), the registration
officer shall hold a public
en quir y which shall
commence not later than 5h
June, 2006 at which claims
and objections duly
submitted to, and received by
Ri gn aprsuance oallthe e
investigated and determined.
(2) Every registration officer
may, without holding a public
en q usry allo w claims
submitted to him, if- (a) no
notice of objection thereto
(bee subhm tisafied thad
the claims may be duly
allowed. (3) When a
registration officer allows
any' claim without holding a
public enquiry, he shall notify
his decision to the

8. R glations 23, 24, 27 to
32 (inclusive), 34 to 37
(inclusive), 43 to 45
(inclusive), 47 and 48 of the
National Registration
(Residents) Regulations,
shall apply mutatis mutandis
to the revision of the central
and divisional registers by
virtue of Regulation 3 as t ey
apply for the purpose of the
registration of persons under
the said Regulations.

9.(1) At any time after the
conclusion of the claims and
objections period, but before
the date of publication of the
Official List, the
Connuission shall cause an
examination of any~ report on
fingerprints where duplicate
or multiple registration has
been discovered.

(2) The Commission shall. on
receipt of the infonnation
referred to in paragraph (1).
instruct the Commissioner to
conduct an examination of
the registration record of
identified duplicate or
multiple registration

2. Notwithstanding
a dhig totheu c entr

Na oenal) R~e iastr ti
dates prescribed by these
Regulations shall for the
purposes of the review
mentioned in Regulation 3 be
the dates with reference to
which the acts mentioned in
these Regulations shall be
respectively performed.

Dates with
reer nailo
performed .

Revision of 3. The Commissioner of
registers. Registration shall, in
accordance with the direction
to prepare the Preliminary
List in accordance with the
National Registration Act
No. 15 and Sections 5 and 6 of the
of 2000 Election Laws (Amendment)
Act 2000 issued by the
Elections Commission on
13" April, 2006. revise with
reference to 15"h July, 2006,
the central and divisional
registers by way of
preparation of a Preliminary
List of the names and
addresses of those persons
who are qualified for
registration pursuant to
Sections 5 and 6 of the
Election Laws (Amendment)
Act 2000 and the revision
shall begin on 2nd May, 2006
and end on 5" June. 2006.

4. The Preliminary List
prepared under Regulation 3
shall be affixed on 2nd Mv
2006 to the buildings the
Elections Commission shall
appoint by notice published
in the Gazette.

list to be
afix t

Claimnsand 5. Claims in respect of
objections entries in the Preliminary List
shall be tendered to the
registration officer of each
registration area so as to be
received by him not lter t wn
22" May. 2006 and
objections in respect of
entries in such list shall be
tendered to the registration
officer of the area so as to be
received bvhIimnot laterthlan

Lists of 6j. Every registration
claimnsand officer shall -(a) on 25" May.
to I edo~ 2006 cause a list of claims
to buildings received by him under
Regulation 5: and (b) on 31
May. 2006 cause a list of the
objections received by him
under Regulation 5 and a
notice of the commencement
of the public enquiry-

be affixed to each of not less
than tw\o buildings
determined by- him1 in ev-ery
registration division in his

corded to dctcnnine the
e ht intention to remove such

registration record from the

details of each suc 11

(3) Each duplicate or multiple registrant so
identified in the report. shall have the
duplicate or multiple registration records

registrants and thle Conunissioner shlall
prepare a record of all such persons according
to the duplicate or ndriliplc reg~istration

Made this day 26 "


Elections Commission.

No. 4 of 2006


Made Under


(Cap. 19:08)


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2. Regulation 10 of the Principal Regulations is hereby amended by the
insertion immediatelyafter paragraph 3of the following paragraph -
Amendment of "!(4) If by reason of age, illness, infirmity or other physical incapacity it is
Regulation 10 of impracticable for a person to comply with the provisions relating to the
the Principal registration of persons or to claims and objections, the registration officer, on the
Regulations. direction of the Commissioner shall, before, during or after the end of the period
for registration or the period for claims and objections, visit that person at his
home, nursing home or hospital in order to effect his complete registration
process, if necessary,.or to rectify his particulars in his registration record with a
:viewof his being placed on the register of registrants or onthe electoral roll.".
Made this 26" day of~pyril, 2006

Elections Commission


Suitably pre-qualified contractors are requested to submit quotations for the under
mentioned work :-

Lot 1 Capital Works

1. Brde
Rehabilitation of Crown Bridges

(a) Seawell
(b) Sussanah Fagade

(a) Rehabilitation of C-63 Guyana House. Newi Amsterdam
(b) Rehabilitation./Extension of C-18 Education Officel New Amsterdam
(c) Construction of Teacher's quarters, Orealla
(d) Rehabi litation/Construction of audiology building. New Amsterdam
3. Roads
Rehabilitation of
(a) Mandir Street. Canefield. East Canje
(b) 1`' Cross Street. Adelphi New\ Housing Scheme
(c) Post Office Road. Nigg/Belvedere

Tender docluments can be uplifted at the Regional Accounting Unit. Vryman's Erven.
New\ Amsterdam at a non-refundable fee of fifteen hundred dollars ($ 15.00.00) per

Tender- must be addressed to the Chairman. Regional Tender Board. secured mna plan.
scalled envelope. separ-ately marked the job tendered for and deposited in the tender box
located at the Regional Administrative Building. Vryman's Erven. New\ Amsterdam.
Va:lid certif~icates of compliance from NIS and GRA must accompan!- documents

Coontractors mulst inspct~ jobs bef~ore submitting bids.

Closing date for tendecr is May 4. 2006 at :mb,:crs anld tendcrcr-s or reprcsontlatives may
be present at the opening of ten~ders immediately after the closing of the tender box.

The RegionaIl Tcnder Boar-d reser\es the r-ight to disqualify an!- tender for non-com~pliancec
l\lt~hO ut aS3 1igning311 1 T'C;SODI1S).

N Pcr-allu
Remlonall Eecllnice Officer

Given Unrder

(Cap. 19:08)

In accordance with the Provisions of Section 15(1 ) of the National
Registration Act, the Elections Commission hereby appoints the
undermentioned buildings for the publication of the preliminary lists of
persons whose names appear in the Central Register and Divisional
Registers, being persons qualified for registration with reference to the
15th July 2006 (the qualifying date appointed by the Elections
Commission in the direction dated 13th April, 2006 to prepare the
preliminary list of electors to the National Assembly).

(a) Office of the Elections Commission
Security Guard Hut
41 HighT and Cowan Streets

(b) Mayor and City Council
City Hall
Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic
G eorgetown.

Dated this 26m day of April, 2006.

Elections Commission


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

Lot (A) Renovation to guest house, Thomas & Quamina Streets, Georgetown.
Lot (B) Construction of concrete trestle, Regional Health Services Guest House,
Thomas & Quamina Streets, Georgetown.

Lot (C) General Maintenance to the doctor's residence, Leguan Island, Region #3.
Lot (D) Rehabilitation of the doctor-'s Residence, Mabaruma, Region #1.
Lot (E) Rehabilitation of Kumakia District Hospital, Moruca; Region #1.
Tender documents) can be obtained from the Administration Office, Ministry' of HIealth,
Brickdam, from of 09:00hrs to 15:00hrs Monday to Fridayl upon payment of a
non refundable sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for- Lot A C and seven
thousand dollars ($7,000.00) for Lot D and E.
Tenders must be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope, which does not in any w\ay identify
the Tenderer. On the top left hand corner of the envelope, the Project tendered for must
be clearly written.
Tenders for Lot A & B must be addressed to the Permanent Secretary. Ministry of H health,
Brickdam, Georgetowvn and m1ust be deposited in the tender- box situated on th~e Middle
Floor (Deputy P'ermanent Secretal7y's Office), Ministry' of` H-ealth. Brickdcam, Georgetown \\'1
not later than the Monday, Ma\ 08. 2006 at 9:0~hrs.. Tenders w~ill he opened immediartely

Tenders for1 L~ot C, D & E must be addressed to the Chairman. National 130lard of1
Pr-oc~urement and Tender- Administr-ation and must be deposited in~ the Tecnder- 13ox
situated at the NPTAB. Ministlry of` Finance. Nor-thwe~stern Building. Main and Urqluhart
Streetsi. G~eorgetow\ n not later- than the Tluesday, May 09,1 200(6 at 09~:0c(hrs. Tenders`I' w\ill
be opened immediately ther-eafter.
Each TIender must~d be accomp~anied by valid Cert~if~icates of` Com~pliance fro~m the
Commissioner-Gecncrul.CL Guyana RevenueLI Author~ity and the Genrcclal Manager. National
Insulrance Scheme in the name of` the indi\idu~al if` indlividual is tendercing or co~mpantl if
companny is tender-ing. A B~id Secu~rity of` 2%~ of tlhe tenderedl sum is r-equ~ired f~or Lot, C.
D> & 11. F~ailure~ to do so~ w\ill rcSult in autol~matic dlisglunfic~atIon ofI the Te~nder
Tend~rers~ which do~ no~t meet the requirements~ started abov\ e arnd in the tender' dozlcumnt
w\ill b~e deemelnd no~n resp~c nsi\ e.
Te~ndlers o,-r heir rcprsentatives ar-e In\itdc 10' he Ip~~~~resn atl thc opeInglll of1 tendersl' lon

Per~~mane~nt Sc~clretar Gove;rnment ads canr b~ '.. ..d ati :;-:ig9ina go( gy

Sunday Chronicle April 30, 2006

Page 2A


NO. 3OF 2006

Made Under
The National Registration Act
(Cap. 19:08)



Amendment of the Principal Regulations.


1. These Regulations, which amend the National Registration
(Residents) Regulations may be cited as the National Registration (Residents)
(Amendment) Regulations 2006.

C~~~"'~~~"J ~ ~"~" r'~'--


IRegistration District Registration O~cer/ Registration ArealIor Part Registration Otlce/Sub- Omces
AssistantRegistration Thereof
assistantt Registration ParadisetoEvesseen, including BetterHopePrimary School
Officer all the areas within its

Assistant Registration Warapana, Picker s Gill, Kab~akakuri Primary School
Officer Amapiaco, Kabakaburi, St Upper Pomeroon River.
Qu arry awtaPd Msanuns
Landing, Greenheart Bay.

Assistant Registration Bel View to the mouth of the Marlborough Primary School
Officer Pomeroon River including Lower Pomeroon River
Wakapau, Akawini, Friendship
and Manawarin (North West
District, southern Fortion)

Registration Officer Walton Hall including Anna Office of the.Elections Commission,
Regina and the surrounding Regional Democratic Council Building,
(Bhudnarine Ramnarine) areas to Supenaam River and Lower Flat, Southern Section,
its tributaries (Sub-Region II) Anna Regina,
Part of the Registration District Essequibo Coast,
for Region No. 2. Region 2

Assistant Registration Adventure Stelling Road to Golden Fleece Nursery School
Officer Yankee Dam Annandale, EsseqtfBo Coast
Essequibo Coast (going North)

Assistant Registration Adventure Stelling Road to Huist Dieren Primary School
Officer Supenaam, including Bethany Essequibo Coast.
and Mashabo.

The Registration District Registration Officer Essequibo Islands and Office of the Elections Commission,
for Region No. 3 or the surrounding Islands including Parike Marketing Centre,
Essequibo Islands / (Gordon Clarke) K~ariti, Lower Makouria (Right East Bank Essequibo,
West Demerara Region. Bank) Bonasika, East Bank Region 3
Essequibo and the surrounding,
areas to Cornelia Ida on the
West Coast Demerara
(Sub-Region I &II) Part of
the Registration District for
Region No. 3.

S1.A.bistant Registration W~akenasm I~~ist Trit 11?lend Resource Ceritm/ Lib~i .
Officer and Hogg Island and the San Suci
surrounding areas. Wakenasm.

Assistant Regeistration Leguan Island N. D, C; Office
Officer Enterprise

rAlssiant Registration HydJronie to G~ood Hope Fann Nursery School
Olizcr Fann
East1 Bnk~ Essequ~ibe


Registration District Registration Officer / Registration Ana / or Part Registration Offie / Sub- Officeos
Assistant Registration Thenet

Th;eRegistration District Registraion Officer Mabanruma, KurmcakaHoosom, Oflce of the Elections Commission,
for Region No. 1 or the Matthews Ridge, Matarkai and Regionral Democratic Council Building,
Barima/ Waini Region (lanHernandez) surrouding areas Mabamuma Compound,
(Sub-Region I) -Part of the Mabaruma ,
Registration Districtfor Region North West District,
No. 1. Region No. 1

Assistant Registration BarimaHead Matak; O~ice of the Elections Commission,
Offier Masowah, Matthews Ridge, Port Kaituma Water Front,
Arakakia; Sebai Kaituma, Port K~aituma
Barima Head; Whanamparu; Region No.1.
Sebai, Little Anabise Part of
the Registrtion Area

Assistant Registration Matthews Aidge, Minab, Matthews Ridge Primary School
Otfcer Pakera Big Creek, Five Star, Mvatthews Ridge
Ara aka, miles, Whana Paru Region No..1
P/nl ourse Reg~itirabr.'.tr. .i

Registration OnceLr koruca.KIumaka, Santa Rosa Offce of the Elections Commission'
and surrdunding areas Acquero Communitcy Council Building.
(Trevor Harrs) (Sub-Regionll)-Partofthe~ Mlomes; : ;
Registration Distric for Region North West District
No. 1. Region No. 1

The Registration District Registration Oflcer Pomeroon River Right Bank O~ice of the: Elections Commission.
for Region No. 2 or the M~anawarin and surrouning Agriculture Extersion Centre.
Pomeroon / Supenaam (Deanarine) areas including Charity and all Charity
Region the areas to Panadise on the Region 2
Essequi < Coast Pr fte
Registration District for Region
No. 2

y adnuS Chronicle April 30 2006

Page 3A

On the directions of the Elections Commission, I hereby
specify in Columns 1, 11, 111 and 1V of the Schedule the
Registration District, the Registration Officer and Assistant
Registration Officer, the Registration Area or Part Thereof,~ and the
Addresses of their Offices, resPectively.

2. Official hours for the Claims and Objections shall be as

_ Monday to Friday 10: 00 to 19:00

Saturday and Sunday 10: 00 to 14:00
(Exclusive of Holidays)

IVonday Friday 15: 00 to 19:00 hours
Saturday and Sunday 10: 00 to' 14: 00
(Exclusive of Holidays)

(b) ~Registration Sub Offices

Given By

(a) Registration Offices

Sunday Chronicle April 30, 2006

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Registration District Registration Officer / Registration Area I or Part Registration Offe / Sub- Offices
Assistalt Registration Thereof

Assistant Registration Greenwich Park to Vergenoegn N. D. C Office
Officer s geoemB mseu

A sitant Registration Tuschen to Uitvlulgt N. D. C OM ~e

West Coast Demerara.

Assistant Registration Stewartville to Cornelia Ida N.D.C Office
Otffcerr I Stewartville
West Coast Demerara.

Registration Otffer Hague on the West Coast Offlee of the Elections Commission,
Demecrara including the areas of Educational Resource Centre,
(Ingid Carrington) Vreed-en-Hoop West Bank .Ministry of Woks Compound,
Demerara to Potosi Demerara Plantain Walk,
Riverand the srromuding r a re West Bank Demeara
(Sub-RegionIII) Part ofthe. Region 3
Registration Distict for Region
No. 3.

Assistant Registration Hague to Blankenburg Den Amstel Primary Shool
Officer Den Amstel
West Coast Demeracra.

Assistant Registration La Jalousic to Nouelle Windsor Forest Primary School
Officr IFlandersI Windsor Forest
West Coast Demornar

Assistant Registration 1Best to Klion Pouderoyen Officer of the Elections Commission
OfficerI Educational Resource Centre
Ministry of Works Compound
Plantain Walk
West Bank Demerara

Assistant Registration Malgre Tout to Meer- Zargen N.D.C. Office
Officer Goed Fortuin
West Bank Demerara.

Assisitant Registration La Grane to Nismes N.D.C Office
Officr. Ba30tville
West Bank Demerara.

Assistant Registration Soesdyke /Two Brothers to Canal No I Health Centre
Officers La Parafiat/ Harmonie Canal No. 1 Polder
Canral No. IPolder West Bank Demearam

Assistant Registration The Buff to the Conservancy N.D.C Office
Officer (including all the areas ofCarial Canal No. 2 Polder
No. 2 Polder) West Bank Demerara

Assistant Registration Toevlulgt to Patentia N. D.C Office
Offfier Goed Intent
West Bank Demerara.

TIheRegistrationDistric RegistrationOfficrr MoblissaontheZ~inden Office ofthe Elections Commission.
for RegionNo. 4 or the Soesdyke Highway including Lower Flat
Demeraa / M~ahaica (Noland Jarvis) the areas fiom Timehri to West Wing
Region. Eccles on the East Bank Area M
Demerara Part of the Diamond
Registration District for Region East Bank Demerara,
No. 4

Soesdyke Junction to Land of Block M
Assistant Registration Canaan. Soesdyke Junction .
Officer Soesdyte
East Bank Demeara.

Assistant Registration Mloblissa to Ku uuru Kurw Elu urauru Primary School
Officer K~uni ururu
Soesdyke /Linden High way.

Assistant Registration Timehri North and South .( Timehri Primary School
Otlicer Timchri
East Bank Demerar.

Assistant Registration Caledonia to Friendship Friendship Secondary School
Oti~cer Friendship
East Bank Demrara.

Registration District Registration Offier / Registration Area I or Part Registration Office / Sub- Offices
Assistant Registration Thereof

Assistant Registration New Hope / Craig to Good Craig Primary School
Officer Success Craig
East Bank Demerara

Assistant Registration Golden Grove Gmove Primary School
OfierEat Bank Demerara.

Assistant Registration Herstelling / Little Diamond Covent Garden Secondary School
Officer CoEa t Ga d~mera

Assistant Registration Mocha /Arcadia Mocha Primary School
Officer I 1Mocha
East Bank Demerara.

Assistant Registration Providence South to Ecoles President Youth Initiative Building
Officer IProvidnoe
East Bank Demerara.

Registration Officer South Georgetown including Office of the Elections Commission,
the areas ofAgricola, 17, Croal Street, (Action Tyre Building ),
(Shondell Rutherford) Ruimvedt, La Penitence, Stabrock,
Tuoville, Albouystown, Lodge Georgetown,
Stabrock and theirsurrounding Region 4
areas Part of the Registration
District for Region No. 4.

Assistant Registration Agricola, Ruimveldt, River Houston Comrmunity High School
Officer View, Mc Doom, Houston / Houston
Meadow Bank and Rome. Greater Georgetown.

Assistant Registration Tucville, South Rumveldt, Church of the Transfiguration Annexe
Office North Ruimveldt, Meadow Mandela Avenue
Brook, Durban Backlands, North East La Penitance
North East LaPenitence, East Georgetown
La Penitence, Roxanne
Bumbam Gardens, Guyhoc
Paris, Lamaha Springs and
Lamsha Park.

Registration Officer North Georgetown including Offioc of the Electionrs Commnission,
the areas of Kingston, Former Prime Time Building,
(Mahendra Mookram) Cummingsburg, Queenstown, Church Street
Cam~pbellville, Prashad Nagar, Company Path,
Kitly, Sophia, Liliendaal, Cummingsburg,
Pattenlsen, Cummings Lodge Georgetown
and their surrounding areas Region 4
Part of the Registration District
for Region No. 4.

Assistant Registration Kitty North, Kitty South, Kitty 49 Sheriff and William Streets
Officer Central, Bel Air Gardens, Bel Campbellville
Air Springs, Parshad Nagar, Georgetown.
North East and North West
Campbellville, Lamaha
Gardens, Section K
Campbellville, Bel Air Park,
New Town Campbellville,
Sophia / Liliendaal South
Pattnsen / Turkeyen South.

Assistant Registration Sophia / Liliendaal, Pattensen / Cyril Potter College of Education
Officer Tudceyen, Cummings Lodge, Tualteyen
Turkeyen Central and Sophia Greater Georgetown.

Registrtion OfFicer Registration Oflcer Office of the Election Commission.
Demerara from Industly to Two Guysuco Compound,
(Ingrid Wilson ) Friendsincluding St. Cuthberts Coldigen,
Mission (Western Portion) East Coast Demerara
Part of thre Registration District Region 4
for Region No. 4.

Assistant Registration Industry to Plaisance N.D.C Office
Officer Plaisance
East Coast Demerar.

Assistant Registration Better Hope to Beten envagting N.D.C Office
Officer Better Hope
East Coast Demerara.

Assistant Registration Triumph to Good Hope Education Building
Officer Triumph
East Coast Demerara

Page 4A


Registration District Registration Officer I Registration Area / or Part Registration Oftce I Sub- Otrice
Assistant Reistration Thereof

Assis nR gstatn ILong Hook toSource Canje Bara Bara Health Centre
Officer IRiver Canje River

Assistant Registrati~o Borlam Tum to Kilcoy Dam Fyrish Health Centre
Officer I Fyrish

S Registration Officr Williamsburg to No. 51 Office of the Elections Commission,
Conentyne including Black Maidaffadlogic NeighbasDmod
(Ramchand Chandriah) BushPolder Settlement Pat Democratic Council Ollion
of the Registration Districtfor Tariogie,
Region No. 6 Region 6

Assistant Registration Kilcodyto HampshireI N.D.C Offie
Officer Kilcoy / Hampshire
Albion Sports Comopics Compound

Assistant Registration Williamsinag to Resource Port Mouranmt Commwsity High School
OfficerI PortMouannt

Assistant Registration Tain to Adventure Whim Community Contre

Assistant Registration Lesbeholden to Yakusari N.D.C Office
Officer I -BlackBushPolder


Assistant Regisrr trati Brighton toNo. 51 Village N.D.C Offie
Officer Good Hqsc INo 1
No. 47 Virllage

Registration Officer No. 52 Couentyne to Office of the Elecions Commission,
Haimarakabra includi FormerDitrict Coak.mmisionesOfie
(Bissoundyal Persaud) Curriverton, Crabwood Carriverton
Creck/Molsen and their 1Region 6
urrounding a~ras Part ofthe
Registration Distric for Region
No. 6.

Assistant Registration No. 52 Village to No. 56Primary School
OfficerI No.59 Vilage No.56 Vilage

Assistant Registration No. 60Vlllage to Minisry of WotsCopmpem
Oflice INo.74 Vlage Benab
No 63 BeachRoad

Assistant Registraton Line Path to Moleson Creek N D.C Office
Officr I- ICrabwood (eek:

Assistant Registration Orealla to Himarakabra. Orealia Primary Sdlool
Officer O Ircala Village

The Registration District Registrtion Officer K~ubutuku to Packase/Tiger Offce of the Elections Commission,
for Region No. 7 ort th Epin to Takatuffipara Fonner Lands & Surveys Buldins,
Cuyuni / Mazarnmi (Harry Persaud ) including Bartica Mongrippa Hil,
Region. I (jSub-Region I) Part of the Bartica,
Registration District for Regionl Region 7
No. 7.

Assistant Registration K~unrpung Aruwai Karanang Kur~pung Primary Shchl
Officer K~urp~ung
Middle M~azaunai

Assistant Registrtion Mliddle Cuyuni Wendell Wade Shop
Ollncer Middle Cuyuni River

Assistant Registration 72 Miles. Issano, Butukari, 72 Miles Primary S~chl
Officer Takratu, Okto and Blue Middle Mazauni

Assistant Registration Part of Lower Cuyuni and Regional Guest House
OJlicr Miazaruni Rivers and part ofthe Second Avenue
Essequibo River. Bartica

Registration District

Registration Officer /
Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration

Assistant Registratim


Assistant Registration

Registration Officer

(Ranldoph Mitchell)

Regis~rtin r calrat io ra/o

Lusignan to Vigilance

Enterprise / Enmore

Cutivtio ) tOmang
Nassna / Grove

Unity / Mosquito Hall to
'Belmont / Vereengirs

Marys Hope / Strathavon to
St CuhbertsMission.
(Westem Portion)

St. Cuthberts Mission (Eastem
Portion) to Fortitude/Otance
West Coast Berbice including
Mahaica to Abery and their

Re iotain a ~ict F Rgof
No. 5.

Eastern Bank Mahaica River to
Planters Hall / Bushy Park.

Park /Hundtly to
Catherine / Adventure.

First Savannah/Cook Tom
(Right Bank Mahaicony River)
to Bank D~eek/Yakata Basin
including Abery to Berbie
River and all the areas to
Blairmont and the surr udn
ctea Part fh~gst ation

Profitto Rising Sun

Seafield to Tempie

Experiment to BelAir

Zeelust /Rosignol .

Plaintain Walk to Ithaca

Brandwagt Sari to Gibraltar/
Hampshire, Coren tyne
including New Amsterdam and
surrounding areas Part of the
Registration District for Region
No. 6.

Mara to Heat Bum

Islington to Philadelphia Street

Canje Bridge to New Fontst

Canje Turn to Borlam

Registration Office / Sub- Offices

Lusignan Community Centre

Eat Co st Demrara.

District Administration Offio
Eas Coas Dm ra

NabD lisfi
East Coast Demerara

Helata Community Centre

LandDevelopment O fice
Cane Grove

Office of the Elections Conflunissin
Sub-Regional Of ice,
Zes Kinderen
Mahaicony, .
Region S

Zeeland Primary School
Zedand Ydatge
Western Mahaicony

Novar Primary School
Nover Village
Eastern Mahaicony

Office ofthe ElectionsCommission,
MMA Compound
West Coast Berbice
Region 5

Belledrm Seondary Scho ol
West Const Berbice.

Health Centre
West Coast Berbice.

Bath PRimary School
Bath Village
West Coast Berbice.

Cotton Tree Primary School

Ithaca Primary School
Ithaca Village
West Bank Berbice.

Offce of the Elections Commission,
K~aitano Buildins
Princess Elizabeth Road,
New Amsterdam,
Region 6

Edinburgh Community Centre
Edinburg Village

Elections Commission Sub Oflice
VrymansF Erven
New Amsterdam.

N.D.C OM" c
Ordnance / Fort
Good Banana Land
East Canje

Sheet Anchor Primary School
No. 2 Village

The Registation District
for Region No. 5 orthe
Mvahaica / Berbice

.Assistant Registratin

Assistant Registration

Registration Officer

(Rafeek Alli )

Assistant Registmation

Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration

The Registration District Registratin Officer
for Region No. 6. or the
East Berbice / (Suresh Sukdeo)
Corentyne Region.

Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration

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Registration District Registration Officrl / Registration Area / or Part Registration Office / Sub- Offices
A\ssistanlt Registration Thereof

Registrtion Officer Mluruwawe' Ohnopi to
Mar31upa/Dukwarri Jawalla to Onfce of the Elections Commission,
(Ena Hernandez) Phillippi including Kamarang Regional Administration Sub-Office.
and the surrounding. areas K:amarang
(Sub-Region II) Part of the Region 7
Registration District for Region
No. 7.

The Registration District Registration Officer Monkey Mountain to Echerek/ Office of the Elections Cominission,
for Region No. 8 or the Arnik including Kato Paramaktatoi Community School,
Potato / Siparuni (NJorma Sebastian) Paramakatoi and surrounding Paramakatoi,
Region. areas (Sub-Region 1) Part of Region 8
the Registration District for
Region No. 8.

Assistant Registration Kawa / Agua Fria; Chiung Education Office
Officer Mouth, Tuseneng, Kanapang, Kato
Itabac, Odrinduik NorthPakamaimas

Assistant Registration Maikwak / Tappa, Waipa, Kophiang
Officer Kamana, Kaibarupai North Pakaming S

Assistant Registration Karisparu, Echerek, Kaieteur Chenapau
Officer Upper Potaro River
(Via Kaieteur) .
RegionNo. 8

Registration Officer Ewang/Ekumaparu to Siparuni/ Office of the Elections Commission,
Kuraotoa including Eradication Programme,
(Lynette Stephens ) TumatumarilMadhia and Oflice of the Malaria Division,
surroudi areas Mahd a
(Sub.Region I) Part of the Region 8
Registration Distict for Region
No. 8.

Assistant Registration El Paso, Micobie and Tumatumari Health Centre
Officer Konaw~auk ~ ElPaso

The Registration District R'egistration Officer Amawan~u-Powua/Baicwau to 011ke~ Ir'f th Eket~~ sons mm~s n
for RegionNo. 9or the i IKawaimattalkaranabo Upper Reg snal Dem~scrage 0 ollbl
Upper Takutu l Upper (Leonard Zammett ) Awarikum/Momuiwau Left Compound ,
Essequibo Regwio Bank(Rumnun) Katiwau Lethem
(Right Bank Rupunurni River) Region 9
to Achiwuib including Moco,
Aishalton and surrounding :.:
areas Part of te Registation i
District for RegionNo. 9.

Assistant Regisltation Shea toParabam ?. Officer :Sub Oflice ',
Aishaltoll/ .
Deep South .

.Assistant Registration
Officer Parikwarinau to Rupunau Shu~inab
Macushi Village
South Central

Registrationl D~istrict Regisitration Omeecr / Regitratllion Area /or Part IRegistration Onfce / Sub- Offices
Assiitanlt Registration Thereof

Registration Officer K~arasabai to Aranaputa Office of the Elections Commission.
Y~upuk~al Mnaparl (Right Bank; Regional Development Office,
(Compton Saul) Rupununt River) to Y;upuktarl Annal.
Koneshen to Pakant/Smsyhs North Savannahs
Essequlbo River including Region 9
SAnnai and surrounding areas
Part of the Registration District
for Region No. 9.

Assistant Registration Karasabi, Tiger PondPai Pang, New Headmasters House
Officer TipuriRukumuta, Taushida and Karasabai
Yorung Paru North Rupununi

The Registration District Registration Officer Bamia/Kara Kara (North) to O'ffice of the Elections Commission,
for Region No. 10 or the Watooka Squrare Shirabaru 23 Republic Avenue,
Upper Demerara / (R ndolph Storm ) Right Bank Karaduni River to McKenzie,
Berbice region I i Torani including McKenzie, Region 10
SRetrieve, Washer Pond,
Kwakwani and sorrouding
areas Part of the Registration
District for Region No. 10.

Assistant Registration Kara Kara, Bamia, Amelias Amelias Ward Nursery School
Officer Ward and Moblissa

Assistant Registration Ituni, Maple Town, Tacama, Ituni Primary School
Oflkcer Batte Schl Lulu Farm and Ituni.

Assistant Registration Itui, Maple Town, Tacama, Ituni Primary School
Officer Battle School, Lulu Farm and Ituni.
Bamboo Landing

Assistant Registration Kwakwani Park, Kwakwani Regional Democratic Council
Officer Waterfront, Ladernville and Sub- Office,
Hururn Kwakwani

Assistant Registmation Hururn to Torani Kimbia Primary School

Registration Officer Mariaba/Dehalibanla to Office of the Elections Commission,
Makouria/Dadawarin Winifred Gaskin Drive,
(Ingrid Barnes) Dallawalla/K~atapuli to Wistoo Wismar,
Park Dorabisi/Waim ibisi to Region 10
'- Canister Falls including
Blueberry Hill, Silvertown, One
Mile, Half Mile, Wismar and
surrounding areas Part of the
Registration District for Region
No. 10.

Assistant Registration New Jersey Hill, Section C, Christianburg Mult Purpose Hall
Officer Gold Hill, Section C and Blue Secion C
Berry Hill Christianburg
Region No.10

Commissioner of Registration.

Chief Electronl Of-ficers

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Dated this 26th day of April, 2'606.-:

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t0 the Dai y anid Sunday

and enjoy the DISCOUNTS offered

For periods of: 3 months
6 months

and 12 months
CALL 225-84475/226-324~3-9
31~'lH E)HZT T 4 7 `li

St. Joseu >h Mercyl~ Hos ital

The St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is currently
celebrating its 60th Anniversary and is seeking
to augment its Resident Medical Staff.

Three (3) years post internship experience
is required.
Please contact its

Administration Department
225-3185, 225-0260 (Fax)

(3) Parcel NO. 273 Block; \II, Right Bank; Essequibo River
(V:acanl Residendial Lot)

Interested persons are asked to submit a sealed, written
offer to the under-mentioned address no later than
May 5, 2006:
The Credit Risk Manager
Bankr of Nova Scotia
104 Carmichael Street
Georgetown .
The Bank reserves the right to reject the highest or any:
bid without assigning reason thereof
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The Ministryl of Culture. Youth and Sport wIill be conducting skills training for persons
between ages 16 and 25 in the following technical vocational skills:

Business Studies (20) Masonry (25) Carpentry (25)
Motor Mechanies (25) Electrical Installation (25) JToiner?: (25)
Welding and Fabrication (25) Plumbing (25)

The 10-month training programme for;both females and males commences September 2006 and concludes July 2007.
This intensive residential proeramme for youths selected from all ten Regions will be conducted at our training centre
at Kuru Kuru on thie Soesdykie-Linden, Highway in Region 4.

Persons below agei 18 will require the approval of parents/guardians to attend the programme. Proof of age is a
requirement and may be requested prior to persons being selected.
Potential students for the Kuru Kurtsprogramme will be required to complete application forms and write the
mandatory entry level test at the following venues on the dates listed below. STARTING TIME FOR THE
TEST IS 09:00 hits at all venues.

2 Cotton Field Secondary School, Essequibo Coast 2006-05 96
St. Deny's Tapacuma Primary School 2006-05-13
Charity/ Urusara N.D.C. Office 2006-05-15
8mh of Mvay Community High School 2006-035-20
Good Hope Primary School 2006-05-27
New Opportunity Corps, Onderneeming 2006-05-27
Kabakaburi Primary School 2006-06-03
Wakapoa Primary School 2006-06-04

3 .Western Hogg Island Primary School 2006-05-20
Fortsa'nd Primary Schol jIslands 2006-05 27
Wakenaam Secondary School J2006-06-24
Vive-La-Force Primary School 2006-05-06
Patentia Primary School 2006-05-13
Goed Fortuin Primary School 2006-05-20
Vreed-en-Hoop Primary School 2006-05-27
Den Amstel Primary School 2006-06-03
Cornelia Ida Primary School 2006-06-10
Parika Community High School 2006-06-17

4 Vryheid's Lust Primary School (ECD) 2006-05-06
Diamond Community Centre, (EBD 2006-05-10
Mahaica Hplena #2 Primary School (ECD) 2006-05-13
St Mary's Primary, Soesdyke, (EBD) 2006-05-20
RDC Boardlroom, Paradise (ECD) 2006-05-24
Timehri. Primary School (EBD) 2006-05-27
St Cuthbert"s Mission 2006-06-10
Carifesta Sports Complex (Carifesta Avenue) 2006-07-10

5 Rosignol Primary School 2006-05-03
Bath Priinzary School 2006-05-04
Belladrum Secondary School 2006-05-08
Mahaicony; Primary School 2006-05-09
Mortice Primary School 2006-05-10
Esau and: Jacob Primary School 2006-05-11
Moraikiobai Mission 2006-05-15

6 No. 63 Secondary School 2006-05-15
Skeldon High School 2006-05-19
Mibicuri Skills Training Centre 2006-05-22
No. 53Union Complex 2006-05-23
Kildonan Community: Centre 200)6-05-25
Letter Kenny: Youth Choice Buildling 20306-05-29
Manchester Secondary School 2006~-05-30
Sisters Prrimnar\ School 20-60
New Amusterdlam Primary School 2006O-06-1 2
Rose H-all, Can~je. Estate Gr~ound 2006-0)6-20)

7 St. Anlthony ` s Primalry School 2006~-05-13

10) B ermine H-all. Kwakwa\\ni 20-51
Ituni P~rim~ary School 2(006-05-20)
Coomnacka P'rimlary School 200(6-05-27
Chlristianburg Commnunity Centre 2006-06-10)
Muritaro Primary School 20)06-06-17
McKenzic High Schlool 20-62
Great Falls Primary School 20-63
Special ar~rangement s ha\e been made for specific are~as mn Reioins 1. 7. S arndi ', though the RD]C` ()n1ces Drc~umcnts ]in~m
these Reg~io)nS mulSt h retulrned to, the Director on `~ruining not later than Jlune 30). 2r,( The~li appheno ~c a ii :ndl te must
be w\rittenl in ink;. Ho'~rk done mn pencil w~ill not hre markedc.

Final s~lectiotn of pers~ons forl the pr Iogra-;mme n ill bre basedt on res~ults of' the ~n tn? te~st. SuccessfurI;l applica;n ts will b~e
notifiedl by\ letter: Go.emmentir ads can: be ::Si;:d at! l;l~:j ;/gine goigy


(1) Lot 3611 North Rulmveldt,
Greater Georgtown

(2) Pin. Zeelandia,
Essequibo Islands
Residential lot)

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Common duty.
The media recognizes that, whether state or privately run, it exists to serve all
the people of Guyana by enabling voters to make informed decisions at the
Maintaining a stable society and journalistic integrity.
The media in its coverage and reporting of the elections during the period of
campaigning agrees:
1) To refrain from the publishing or broadcasting of any matter with the
potential for promoting or inciting racial hatred, bias or contempt or causing
public disorder, posing or becoming a threat to the security of the nation.
2) Where normal democratic editorial principles demand the reporting of such
a. The accuracy and authenticity of the report must be confirmed by
at least two independent sources;
b. Extreme caution must be taken in the choice of pictures and words
in order to avoid exacerbating the likelihood of incitement. Gratuitous
publication of gruesome detail or inflammatory language for sensational
purposes is unacceptable.
3) To refrain from ridiculing, stigmatizing or demonizing people on any
grounds including gender, race, class, ethnicity, language, religion, age,
place of origin, sexual orientation and physical or mental ability;
This requirement includes the avoidance of ethnic or religious abuse by
readers, listeners or viewers in letters columns or feedback programmes or
during live or recorded broadcasts. The media accepts that it must share
responsibility for the consequences of failure to introduce and exercise
proper control methods in this cruci al area.
4) To hold itself independent and free of any, or all, political control and
Journalistic professionalism. The media in the exercise of its constitutional
right of free expression, and mn recognition of its consequential social
responsibility to the society which it serves, will, at all times, endeavour to:
1) provide a truthful, comprehensive, accurate, balanced and fair account of
events in a context which gives it meaning;
2) serve as a forum for the exchange of public comment, opinion, discussion
and criticism in a fundamentally fair, balanced and reasonable manner to
promote princi ples of tolerance and respect for human dignity;
3) offer an accurate and valid picture of the constituent groups, organizations
and parties contesting the elections and of the society in general;
4) present and clarify, as far as possible, the goals and values of the
constituent groups, organizations and parties contesting the elections and
of the society in general;
5) refrain from wearing any political party paraphemalia when reporting on the
election campaign;
6) refrain from taking any individual inducement from a political party
candidate or politician.

Fairness and Balance. The media, in accepting the principle of "fair and
balanced" reporting i n pursuit of the truth, recognizes that:
1) No story is fair, if it includes essentially irrelevant information, rumor or
unsubstanti ated statements at the expense of significant facts;
2) No story is fair, if it consciously or unconsciously misleads or even deceives
the reader, listener or viewer.

3) No balance exists in a series of political i interviews if any party is favoured in
the degree of probing questioning. Giving an "easy ride" selectively is
Accuracy and thoroughness. The media organizations acknowledge that
these two main characteristics, accuracy and balance, seek to distinguish
good journalism from bad, and journalism from propaganda. From this
perspective, we acceptthat:
1) Accuracy requires the verification (to the fullest extent possible) and
presentation of all facts that are pertinent and necessary to understand a
particular event or issue, even if some of the facts conflict with a journalist's,
or a broadcaster's particular beliefs and feelings.
2) Good journalism involves positive news gathering, not just waiting for it to
arrive in the "In" tray. To that end, the media accepts the need to make a
determined effort to draw in information about the activities of smaller,
poorer parties in order to provide the readers, listeners and viewers with the
full range of voting options open to the~..
3). News and comment must be clearly identified to avoid confusion amongst
readers, viewers and listeners,

Equitable share of election coverage.
1) Equal access to Paid Political Advertising. Media organizations
acknowledge their obligation to provide equal access and opportunity to all
political parties without discrimination, to purchase on equal terms space in
newspapers and time on radio and television stations to promote their
respective views during the period of electioneering.

2) Aiming for equitable overall coverage. The media accepts the need to
provide over the period of campaigning, equitable coverage in all election-
related news reports and articles. The media will aim to ensure that the
activities and declared policies of each party (proportionate to its size and
prominence) are presented to the electorate to enable them to make their
choice at the ballot box.

3) Use of official events for electioneering purposes. Should such occasions
occur, the media has little if any direct control over them. However, when
calculating its own level of equitable balance between parties, editors will
take any electioneering element of these events into account.

Dealing with complaints.

1) The media undertakes to respond promptly and responsibly to any
complaints received in respect of reports published or broadcast and
containing errors of fact, and where, in its opinion, these are justified to
publish or broadcast appropri ate corrections.

2) In certain circumstances it may be appropriate to provide the opportunity to
reply. If a correction or an opportunity to reply is thought necessary by the
editor or media manager, the media agrees that it be placed in an equally
prominent position to the original error.

3) All complaints received will be passed for information and assessment to
the GECOM Media Monitoring Unit and the Independent Media Refereeing
Panel .


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The Mledia Code of Conduct was agreed to on 7th January 2006 at Le Meridien Pegasus, Georgetown, and has been signed on behalf of the following media houses:

Prime News, Evening News, Capitol News,
GWTV Ch. 2, CNS Ch. 6, RCA-TV Ch.8, HBTV Ch. 9,
NCN Ch. 11, VCT Ch. 28, MTV Ch.14/65, HGP TV Ch. 16167, NTN Ch. 18169,
Guyana Chronicle, Stabroek News, Kaieteur News,
Catholic Standard, Mirror, New Nation, AFP, GINA,

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