Guyana chronicle

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


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


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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
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.
Resource Identifier:
29013105 ( OCLC )
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Preacher arrested
for robbing shop
KAMPALA, (Reuters) Ugandan police dogs on the
trail of a thief sniffed out an unlikely'suspect a
born-again preacher- who was promptly arrested
for robbing a remote village shop, a state-owned

newspaper reported yesterday.
Curious onlookers gathered as detectives released the dogs fol-
lowing a break-in at Igwaya village, in central Uganda.
The shocked residents watched as the dogs raced to a nearby
shop owned by Pastor Livingstone Isanga, head of the local Re-
deemed Christian Church.
Hidden behind the counter were the stolen goods mostly
bags of sugar and packets of bicycle spokes, New Vision said.
Local police chief Bruhan Mugido said the preacher would

be prosecuted as soon as investigations were complete.

Trini terror suspect
flown out on special flight
Trinidad fugitive David 'Buffy' Millard is back home, just three
days after he was arrested with four others in an upscale district
outside of Georgetown, Guyana. Page three

Abandoned Lexus

may be linked to

wanted businessman
Page two

FLOWN OUT: Trinidad fugitive
David 'Buffy' Millard

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THE Lexus Jeep and Range
Rover found partly concealed
in bushes on the Soesdyke/
Linden Highway may be the
property of a businessman
wanted by the Police and
Army in connection with the
stolen AK-47 rifles, sources
said yesterday.
The Sunday Chronicle also
understands that United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) agents, working closely
with local investigators on the
case of the stolen high-powered
guns, believe the wanted busi-
nessman knows about the
U.S. drug and law enforce-
ment authorities are also keen on
getting the businessman wanted
by Guyana investigators and
the U.S. Embassy here is ex-
pected to issue an official state-
ment on this matter this week,
a well-placed source said yester-
Police Friday reported find-
ing a Lcxus Jeep in a forested
area at Swan along the
Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
The cream jeep with regis-
tration number PHH 7417 and
a Range Rover PJJ 4140 were
found during a search Wednes-
day afternoon following a tip-
off, Police said in a press re-
The vehicles, partly hidden
in the forested area, have been

seized and investigations are
continuing, Police said.
The top-class expensive ve-
hicles are in the compound of
Police headquarters in
The Guyana Defence Force
(GDF) last week said the FBI
has helped local investigators
identify several suspects in the
case of the 30 AK-47 rifles and
five pistols stolen from its
Camp Ayanganna headquarters
in Georgetown.
An Army press release said
the FBI is "working closely"
with it in the missing weapons
It said the GDF investi-
gation is progressing and sev-
eral suspects have been iden-
The FBI assisted the GDF
in conducting several polygraph
examinations and interviews and
the investigation produced addi-
tional leads that are being
analysed by the FBI, the Joint
Services and other organizations
here and in the U.S., the release
The Army said the FBI is
continuing to assist with the in-
GDF spokesman Lt. Col.
Claude Fraser yesterday said
the Joint Services operations
launched as part of the
search for the weapons are

What was 'Buffy'

doing here?

name and documents since
late 2003, was up to.
The Guyana Defence Force
(GDF) said Thursday that the
Trinidadian who identified him-
self as Mustafa Abdullah

ALTHOUGH deported to
Trinidad and Tobago,
Guyanese authorities are still
trying to find out what the
Trinidad fugitive, who has
been living here under a false

Muhammad, also known as
Edmund DeFreitas, was among
five persons held Wednesday in
a Joint Services raid on a house
at Nandy Park,' East' Bank
The man, the Army aid,
claimed he was a bodyguard for
a known local narcotics traf-

kicker (name given).
He has since been uncovered
as !David 'Buffy' Millard, badly
wanted by Trinidad police on a
conspiracy to murder charge.
A source said that when he
was arrested; Millard was found
with a Guyana driver's licence
bearing the name Edmund
.DeFreitas, issued from outside of
He also had a Guyana pass
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seized a Gerricho nine-millimetre
pistol and 57 rounds of ammu-
nition, cell phones, computers,
and electronic equipment, among
other items.
'Buffy' was a top member
of the Jamaat Al Muslimeen and
played a leading role at the fu-
neral service of slain Muslim
leader Mark Guerra in March
In June 2003, it was alleged
that 'Buffy' and Jamaat Al
Muslimeen leader, Yasin Abu
Bakr conspired together at his
house in Diamond Vale, Diego
Martin, to murder two expelled
members of the Jamaat Salim
Rasheed and Zaki Aubaidah.
As local police investiga-
tors concluded their investiga-
tions, 'Buffy' fled Trinidad for
Guyana in August 2003.
On August 21, 2003, Bakr
was arrested and charged with
conspiracy to murder. He stood
trial alone in January 2005 be-
fore Justice Mark Mohammed in
the Port-of-Spain Third Crimi-
nal Court.
But the jury, on March 16.
2005, failed to arrive at a verdict
and a retrial was ordered. The
Trinidad and Tobago Police
sought Guyana's assistance in
2005 to track down *Buffy', but
all efforts were unsuccessful.
In November 2005. Bakr
was charged with sedition, in-
citement and terrorism arising

flown out on special flight
By FRANCIS JOSEPH even caught last week with a overstayed his trip to Guyana.
Newsday Guyanese passport and driver's They decided to waive any
permit in the name of Edmund charges they would have filed
)RT-OF-SPAIN Trinidad De Freitas. against the Trinidadian, allow-
itive David 'Buffy' Millard The move to bring him ing him to go back to his coun-
back home, just three days home started on Friday night try.
er he was arrested with when Trinidad and Tobago's At- The plane left Guyana
ir others in an upscale dis- torney General John Jeremie shortly before 16:00h. Minutes
ct outside of Georgetown, spoke by telephone to later, a vehicle from the Special
iyana. Guyana's President Bharrat Anti-Crime Unit turned up at
A Trinidad and Tobago Air Jagdeo. He then spoke with the Air Wing headquarters at
ng 19-seater plane brought Guyana's Attorney General Piarco. The sentry on duty
llard home yesterday after Doodnauth Singh. chased media personnel from
Guyanese authorities de- It was then decided that the front gate, saying that was
ed to deport him to Trinidad the TT authorities will go to a restricted area. Photographers
ace a murder charge. Guyana for Millard. A police- were placed behind two wire
Millard, who was detained man, who knew Millard person- fences with very little visibility.
the Guyana Police pending ally, was sent to Guyana with At exactly 17:00h, the Air
estigations into the disap- the Tr Air Wing plane. Wing plane landed at Piarco and
rance of 30 AK-47 rifles and The flight left Piarco Inter- taxied to the hangar.
e pistols from the Guyana national Airport at ll:30h yes- Millard was taken off the
fence Force headquarters, ap- terday. aircraft in handcuffs and placed
ed in the Guyana High Court On arrival in Guyana, the inside the hangar where he was
yesterday for a conservatory policeman presented the processed. At 17:55h, a white
ler to stop the Guyana Im- Guyanese authorities with a B-15 Sentra drove into the com-
gration Department from de- warrant for Millard's arrest for pound and reversed into the
ting him. murder. He also positively iden- hangar. Millard was placed in
But the mistake he made tified Millard as the wanted man. the back seat and five minutes
s that he filed the application The Guyanese authorities, later, the Sentra followed by the
the name of Edmund De having been presented with the Special Anti-Crime Unit vehicle
:itas. Millard had been using warrant, decided to deport hurriedly left Piarco for the
s name in Guyana for the Millard to Trinidad. They also Port-of-Spain CID.
st two and half years. He was confirmed that Millard had Millard is expected to be
charged with the June 4. 2003
S. murder of Jilla Bowen outside
W hat was 'Buffy' Movie Towne cineplex. He will
S appear before a Port-of-Spain
(Please see page two) Magistrate tomorrow.
Millard, also known as
port in the name of Edmund DeFreitas which was issued on Mustapha Abdullah
ctober 3, 2003. Muhammad, was held with
The passport lists DeFreitas as born in March 1960, in four other persons during a raid
artica, the source said. on a house just south of
The man now uncovered as 'Buffy' was also seen regu- Georgetown. One of the other
rly exercising at the National Park in Georgetown, in the persons was also identified as
company of two other men who seemed like bodyguards, an- a Trinidadian, Mohammed
other source said yesterday. Hassin, aka Joseph Aboud.


out of his Eid sermon at the
Muslimeen's Mucurapo Road
compound on November 7. He
has been refused bail, but his
second trial on the conspiracy
to murder charge will begin on
October 2.
In Guyana, Millard report-
edly told the Guyana authorities
that he worked as a bodyguard
to a former Guyanese police-
man. That person has a hous-
ing estate called Hutsonville on
the East Bank Demerara. All 20
houses in the gated community


were searched in a Joint Service
operation Wednesday.
The Firearms Bureau Unit
is conducting ballistic tests on
the seized weapon, military
sources stated.
According to reports,
Millard retained the services of
a lawyer, claiming that he can-
not be extradited to Trinidad as
he is a U.S. citizen.
He reportedly claimed
that he served in the U.S.
army, but Guyana authorities
are not worried.


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Gulf Arabs want Iran guarantees

over nuclear fears

By Andrew Hammond

RIYADH (Reuters) U.S.-
allied Gulf Arab leaders
called on Iran yesterday to
do more to show it was not
trying to obtain an atom
bomb, thereby saving the
region from another war.
Gulf Arab countries, wary
of Iranian power since the 1979
Islamic Revolution, share U.S.
concern at the prospect of Iran
having a nuclear bomb but fear
another military conflict in the
region after the 2003 U.S.-led
invasion of Iraq.
Gulf Arabs are also
worried about the possible
environmental effects of a
U.S. attack on Iran's nuclear
plant at Bushehr on the
opposite side of the Gulf, or
of leakage from unmonitored
Iranian sites.
"We appreciate Iran's
efforts to reassure the region

over its programme.' United
Arab Emirates Foreign Minister
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-
Nahayan told reporters after a
summit of the Gulf Cooperation
Council (GCC).
"But for the sake of stability
and to avoid any environmental
disaster, there needs to be more
Iranian guarantees and we are
trying to ensure this."
The minister declined to say
whether the political and
economic alliance, comprising
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain,
Oman, Qatar and the UAE,
might try to use its close links
to Washington to mediate in the
He said Iran had
"commitments" to its Gulf Arab
neighbors as well as the
international community to ease
concern over its nuclear plans.
Iran says its nuclear
programme is for peaceful
purposes and has vowed

revenge if attacked by the
United States or U.S. ally Israel.
"We hope this crisis will be
brought to an end through
peaceful dialogue and (Iran)
cooperating with the
International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA),". GCC
Secretary-General Abdul-
Rahman al-Attiya said after the
Riyadh talks, attended by
leaders of major oil-exporting
The one-day summit took
place as France.and Britain,
with U.S. backing, drafted a
U.N. resolution demanding a
halt to Iran's nuclear fuel
Russia and China, which
have vetoes on Security Council
resolutions, may oppose
sanctions against Iran, the
world's fourth biggest oil
exporter. The GCC states have
not said what their position on
sanctions would be.

Popular concern over' a
nuclear Iran in the Arab world is
mainly limited to the Gulf region.
Iran's pro-Palestinian rhetoric
plays well to Arab publics who
view their governments as doing
little to stand up to U.S. backing
for Israel.
Arab countries bordering
Israel are at least as concerned
about the Jewish state's
suspected nuclear arsenal.
"These (Gulf Arab)
countries do not want Iran to
have a nuclear weapon but they
also do not want it taken by
force," said Saudi political
analyst Dawoud al-Shiryan.
Gulf countries,
particularly heavyweight
Saudi Arabia, fear pressure
on them to follow in Iran's
footsteps if obtains the
bomb challenging the
quietist ethos of Gulf states
and their alliance with

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PESHAWAR (Reuters)
Militants fighting the
Pakistani army in the
Waziristan tribal region
yesterday distributed
leaflets in the name of
al Qaeda leader Osama
bin Laden, calling for
the assassination of
President Pervez
"I also pray to the one and
the only Almighty Allah to
teach a telling lesson to Bush,
Musharraf and their forces, and
give a chance to the lions of
Islam to kill the slave of Bush
in Pakistan," read the leaflet.
Musharraf, has survived
several al Qaeda assassination
attempts by Pakistani jihadi
groups since siding with
President Bush in a global war
on terrorism following the
September 11 attacks on the
United States.
And bin Laden's Egyptian

deputy Ayman al-Zawahri, who
is believed to be moving between
the Pashtun tribal lands on
either side of the Pakistan-
Afghan border, last month
issued a videotape again calling
for Pakistanis to overthrow
Printed in Urdu, the leaflet
began with an introduction in
Arabic saying it was a message
from bin Laden calling on
Muslims everywhere to aid the
tribespeople under attack from
Pakistani forces in Waziristan.
Its signoff read
"Mujahideen Emirates Islamia
Afghanistan," or the Holy
Warriors Islamic Emirates of
The leaflet was circulated in
Miranshah and Mir Ali, two
towns in North Waziristan,
where clashes between pro-
Taliban militant tribesmen and
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There has been a lull in
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thousands of Muslim preachers
and scholars have converged on
Miranshah to hold a
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The congregation was
organised by Tablighi Jamaat -
a largely apolitical Lahore-based
missionary group whose
followers spread Islam
throughout the world and its
main event passed off without
incident yesterday.
Bin Laden is believed to
have passed through North
Waziristan during his flight
from Afghanistan in late
2001, but most security
analysts believe that while he

is probably somewhere in
Pakistan he is unlikely to be
in the tribal areas.
Military officials say they
have killed 324 Islamist militants
in North Waziristan and lost 56
soldiers since the middle of last
A Pakistani intelligence
officer told Reuters last week
there were up to 1,000 foreign
militants still roaming around
North Waziristan.
The military campaign
switched to North Waziristan
last year from South Waziristan.
Embarrassingly for the
Pakistani authorities, self-
avowed former Taliban
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Reshuffle fails to

silence Blair's critics
By David Clarke

LONDQN (Reuters) British Prime Minister Tony Blair's
swift overhaul of his government after dismal local
election results railed to reassure critic, withinn his
Labour Part% who called for him lo make clear "hen he
will step dow n.
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change in the part ifollo'. ing the election roul
"e ..e had a 'ake up call.' Brown told GMTV iele lion
"We'\e hjd a .ign.l Ih.t cannot be ign.,red and that makes it
more urgent 'c e do what ue'*e go, to do and that It Is It
rene\ ourehll es io deal s ltthhese challenges ahead "
Blair. v.ho as elected for a ihird suc.essi\e terin in 2110.i .
has said he mil not lighL the t nae\ ntonal election due by mid-
,20)10 but antss to see through his reform agenda.
Bro n v.ho has heen Inance rmunicLr since 1997 and long
covered the top iob. 4aid he wouldd talk to the prime minister
duts Aeckend about howl 1 reitanlie the part and back
Solers after Ihe poor local election results.
Labour lost 319 council seats in ThursdaJ's local authonts
elecllions \hulk- the Consert ai\es won 316 Analysti had said
more than 200 losses would d be had for Blair
Some Labour Members, of Parliament i MNPsi said \esterda\
that uncertaintn about the leadership, on top of accusations
of sleaze and political bungling, was sapping otherr confidence
and had dealt the part a serious bloi. at the ballot bo:'\ thiu

"There really\ i aI need for change right at the top no,."
MP Geraldine Smith told the BBC
"The chlanoe thai naun. people would d like Io see is actually\
Tony Blair announcing %hen he is going io stand do\wn and
ha\e a proper timetable andan order' transmion of power
Ho"weer other Labour NIPs said the Blair critics were
a minority.

BLAIR responded fast on Friday to the poor poll results
by axing his foreign and interior ministers, putting long-
standing backers in top jobs and junior supporters in key
party posts, in what was seen as a bid to reassert his
authority as leader.
Blair's official spokesman said the reshuffle was intended
to put experienced people in top positions while bringing on
talent to push through his reforms of public services.
Media said yesterday that a letter calling for Blair to say
when he will step aside was circulating among Labour MPs.
Unconfirmed reports said about 50 of the party's 353 MPs
were willing to sign so far.
A poll of 25 losing Labour councillors by a television
channel showed a third wanted Blair to go now while nearly
half believed the reshuffle would not repair the party's
Blair has faced a string of revolts from Labour MPs over
his reforms in the past year. A schools reform bill only passed
a key hurdle in parliament thanks to opposition support.
While some Labour members object to policy measures,
there is also a hard core of Blair critics who hope their
opposition will hasten his departure and bring in Brown.
However analysts said the government overhaul signaled
that Blair was in no hurry to step down.
Some Labour members are worried Blair's determination
to see through reforms in sensitive areas such as health and
education, knowing he won't be facing voters again, could hurt
the party.
"He's taking dangerous and risky decisions which
aren't good for the Labour Party and aren't good for the
country," said Labour MP Graham Stringer, who also called
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election campaign

By Catherine Bremer

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) -
Street riots, decapitations of
police officers by drug gangs
and the worst union conflict
in years have raised tension
in Mexico's presidential race
with the government under
fire for its handling of the
Thousands of police
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The violence, triggered by a
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running battles with police sent
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temperature of the election
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"Things are going to be
violent," said Roberto Madrazo,
who is running in third place as

candidate of the opposition
Institutional Revolutionary
Party, which ruled Mexico for 71
years before it was ousted in the
last election in 2000.
"We are going to have a very
heated climate for the election."
He charged the government
with being heavy-handed in
trying to break the steel plant
strike and said at a campaign
rally that Mexican President
Vicente Fox "shook at the knees"
when fighting erupted this week
in San Salvador Atenco, near the
The state governor then
accused leftist presidential
hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez
Obrador's party of fanning the
riot. Lopez Obrador, who is in a
tight race with ruling conservative
party candidate Felipe Calderon,
denied the allegation, saying he
was a pacifist.
San Salvador Atenco is a
combative farming town that has
been under a form of self-rule
since machete-wielding peasants
scuttled plans to build a new
airport early in Fox's term.
Both Madrazo and Calderon
responded to the latest violence
by insisting they would never be
scared off by machetes.
Protesters took several police
hostage, dozens of people were
arrested and many others hauled
away bleeding.
Fox's office has played
down the riot, saying it involved

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According to online
workers in Szeged in the south
of Hungary tried to move the
barrel after they had drained it,
only to find it was surprisingly
heavy and were shocked when
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The website said that the
body of the man had been
shipped back from Jamaica 20
years ago by his wife in the
barrel of rum in order to avoid
the cost and paperwork of an
official return.
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drank their way to the bottom
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renovating a house got a
nasty surprise when a
pickled corpse tumbled out
of the empty barrel, a police
magazine website reported.
(Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Villagers clash with police in the village of San Salvador
Atenco, about 50 km (31 miles) east of Mexico City May
4, 2006. (Stringer/Reuters)

a small group of people and
was not a sign of shaky
But Subcomandante
Marcos, who led a brief
Zapatista uprising of Maya
Indians in the southern state
of Chiapas in 1994 and has
links with the protesters in
San Salvador Atenco, put his
rebel army on alert and
warned the government to
release all of those jailed "if
it doesn't want problems."
"We are not looking at a
policing problem, but a
serious social and political
conflict," said Joaquin Lopez
Doriga, a well-known TV
news presenter, in a
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"The problem is far from
being resolved ... and there are
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BBC Brazil has joined the select group of countries with
the capability of enriching uranium as a means of
generating energy.
A new centrifuge facility was formally opened on Friday at
the Resende nuclear plant in the stale of Rio de Janeiro
*The Brazilian government says its technology is some of the most
advanced in the world.
The official opening follows lengthy negotiations with the
United Nations nuclear watchdog, the LAEA.
Brazil has some of the largest reserves of uranium in the
world but until now the ore has bad to be shipped abroad for
enrichment the process which produces nuclear fuel.
In future some of that enrichment will take place in Brazil.
The government says that within a decade the country will
be able to meet all its nuclear energy needs.
Brazilian scientists insist their technology is superior to that
of eusting nuclear powers. They claim the type of centrifuge in
use at Resende will be 25 times more efficient than facilities in
France or the United States

Sensitivity over that technology led to a standoff two years ago
with the ternational Atomic Energy Agency. the UN watchdog.
Keen to protect its commercial secrets, Brazil was reluc-
tant to give inspectors full access to its facilities and politically
the negotiations were complicated by simultaneous concerns
about Iran's nuclear plans.
But in the end Brazil and the IAEA agreed a system of safeguards
to ensure that the new facilities would not be channelled into weapons
Friday's opening at Resende is being hailed as a major step
forward in Brazil's development and it comes amid renewed
concerns about energy supplies m South America.
Last week, Bolivia announced plans to nationalise its
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An Editorial Viewpoint

THE Guyana Government should give urgent and serious
consideration to the proposal by the Georgetown Cham-
ber of Commerce to recruit and integrate foreign police
officers into the Guyana Police Force and not just to have
them serve in "advisory" capacities.
As one of the leading private sector stakeholders, the Cham-
ber should be commended for taking such a public stand at this
quite distressing period of mind-boggling killings and armed crimi-
nal activities in Guyana.
As one of the three most affected CARICOM states in mur-
ders and criminal rampage the others being Jamaica and
Trinidad and Tobago Guyana should follow the initiatives of
those two sister Community members, as well as that recently
of St. Lucia.
The current nightmare situation of feared drugs and politi-
cally-related execution-style murders and assassinations cer-
tainly demands much more than what the government is cur-
rently doing, commendable as some of its initiatives are to beef
up national security and aiding the security forces to go after
criminal networks.
It should do more than seek help from either Canada, Brit-
ain or the United States of America or all of these so-called
'ABC countries' for policing assistance to help solve sensa-
tional criminal matters, such as the assassination of Agriculture
Minister 'Sash' Sawh, or the theft of 33 AK-47 rifles and five
pistols from an arms depot of the Guyana Defence Force


Neither the Government nor the high command of the GPF
could be unaware of the challenging factors that had influenced
CARICOM partners like Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and,
more recently, St. Lucia to recruit and integrate into their re-
spective police force, experienced officers from Britain while
maintaining ad hoc assistance links with the FBI and Canada's
police force.
Outside of nit-picking criticisms that initially came from
some opposition sources, the initiatives by those three govern-
ments have been generally warmly welcome by their popula-
tions and, more significantly, with the evident cooperation of
their respective police forces.
The sense of patriotism and nationalism of Guyanese can-
not really be greater than that of the people of any of the trio
of CARICOM crime-affected states to warrant the Bharrat
Jagdeo Administration limiting its request for policing assistance
to that of "advisers" may be out of concern for the thinking of
the hierarchy of the GPF.
It is the national interest, the shared concern to effectively
battle the criminal rampage that influenced the efforts of the
governments and police forces of first Jamaica, secondly
Trinidad and Tobago and now St. Lucia for the recruitment of
police officers from Britain to WORK with their national po-
lice force.
In Jamaica, an experienced and quite courageous officer of
Scotland Yard now heads the crime division with no problems
from within the force. From all reports he enjoys quite a good
working relationship in the terrific challenge being faced by the

Jamaica Constabulary Force to beat back the armed criminals,
many linked to narco-trafficking and gun-running.
Therefore, not just the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce,
but other stakeholders of civil society should equally seek to
have the Government recruit suitably qualified police officers
from the metropolitan centres to be integrated into the work
force of the GPF. The local police association should also con-
sider stating its own support for such a recruitment policy and
Acquaint itself with the experiences of their counterparts in other
CARICOM countries.
Perhaps Home Affairs Minister Gail Teixeira, could
share her views with the public on the suggestion made
by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.

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'Unity' pledge to UNC carries a hollow ring

THE end of an exciting era in party politics in Trinidad and
Tobago is rapidly drawing to a climax with last week's dra-
matic decision by one of its best known charismatic, crafty and
enduring political figures to bow out of electoral politics -
Basdeo Panday.
Three days after he was granted bail on April 27and released
from a prison cell where he had spent almost five days on convic-
tion for failing to declare details of a London bank account to the
country's Integrity Commission, the 72-year-old lawyer-politician
surprised his party and close colleagues by announcing his resigna-
tion as chairman of the opposition
United National Congress (UNC).
The UNC, with its "rising
sun" symbol, is the creation of
Panday whose vision, energy and
abounding capacity for unpredict-
able political decisions, was the ve-
hicle that had taken him to power
in 1995 as multi-ethnic Trinidad
and Tobago's first Prime Minister .. -
of East Indian descent.
That was the pinnacle of some .
40 years in public life, combined
initially as a trade unionist and
later fully as a politician in various i
parties and roles. r.1Z
The post-independence politi- ,
cal history of Trinidad and Tobago
will show that whether or not you.
like him, Panday more than any BASDEO PANDAY
other politician has been respon-
sible for breaking the syndrome of perpetual governance by the
People's National Movement (PNM) and has significantly changed
the politics and culture of that twin-island state of the Caribbean
Thousands of UNCites, among them party executive members,
who had gathered at a public rally last Monday to show support
for their "dear leader". now clearly wounded by the unexpected
wo-yvear maximum prison sentence to be challenged before the
Court of Appeal were visibly shaken by Panday's resignation an-
nouncement. read to them by one of his twMo daughters,. Mikela.
Shocked executives, among them nec\ly appointed Kamla
Persad-Bisscssar. an cx-Attorney General and firm Panday loyal-
ist. as \well as \Winston Dookeran. the party's leader with his own
"\ing" in the fractured party were immediately thrown into
speculating on hie future of a UNC \w without its founder-leader and
primary iohiliser f popular support.
An eImergenc) meeting of thlle lIai 's executi,,e council, con-
tirolIcJ bi Pai1a, ,,i,\ ls i".si. i.i, ,i J,'1 ,) e1ci.'C hi, r resignationi
leilte n.i al instead) d can as am 1 le0 s , 1 h! \ a o!'s, interest groups

of the UNC, including the women and youth arms, for him to re-
However, while the UNC continues to expose its
weaknesses with two factions, yet to even decide on who should
be the party's Chief Whip in the House of Representatives, the
indicators were pointing, at the
time of writing, to an irreversible
resignation decision by the mercu-
rial political fighter now confronted
with an apparent losing legal battle
and deteriorating health problems,
not the least being heart-related.
The prevailing sentiment, e
therefore seems to be: "The king
is dead. Long live the king".
An amusing moment came the
day after Panday's resignation was ,
announced, with Prime Minister
Patrick Manning remarking that he
was "sad to see him go". despite .
their differences: and that he .
planned to "talk with him".
The new Opposition Leader,
Kamla Persad-Bissessar quickly KAMLAPERSAD-
reacted with all the sarcasm she BISSESSAR
could muster in revealing bitterness
over Panday's conviction and incar-
ccration: "Mannino's sadness is
like the crocodile tears coming from
those who really want him to


Persad-B issessa;.
Butl )hIl ; \\illhin lic par;
ohseCrvers,; think\ !1;1ul tniler till,

Although she did not say it.
her comment had the implicit ring
of finger-poiining also against
those within the pro-Dookeran
wing of the UNC.
They feel that Panday's exit
l'rmnt lthe parlt's leadership
Istructuri e l uld rlestull in a htealilng
process that culmtoinite s \\i h the
form cr('eilal Bank GCoverinor ris-
ing to effective leadership of party
iandi then assuming lhie logical po-
sition of' parlialnellair Opposition
Leader in an arraing'emilent with

I'll'!u ncc I' Pl I II !,t C\ 'I hlelmorec

his conviction a fortnight ago the sword had been drawn against
the emergence of Dookeran as party leader and, by extension, Op-
position Leader.

Further, there is the intriguing statement in Panday's letter of
resignation as read, significantly, by his daughter Mikela (whose
striking resemblance to her father and involvement in UNC politics
must not be ruled out). that he would stay with the party "until
death do us part".
Except that Panday's claim of commitment to "uniting" his frac-

tured UNC carries a hollow ring, given his own tactics in playing
party colleagues against each other.
Though no longer intended to be involved in electoral politics
and, consequently no need to hold any official post in the UNC -
of what basically remains HIS party the old veteran with his repu-
tation as the silver-haired fox, said he was giving up electoral poli-
tics for a new kind of politics politics at a higher level; that is
politics that will determine politics..."
Therefore, with his appeal against conviction on failure to de-
clare, as required by law for public officials, his overseas bank ac-
count, and with another case involving bribery allegations pending,
question is whether the great "warrior" of opposition politics in
Trinidad and Tobago is still playing games with his party and fol-
Or could it be that he is pursuing a new strategy aimed more at
Prime Minister Manning's governing People's National Movement
even as his doctors seek to manners him, health-wise, on a daily
basis, and hle prepares or M set another court battle involving coi
ruplion charges along \w ith his s\ife. Onia'?
A strategy intended perhaps anid current speculations of a
likely sliap 'enr' l Clci in \\ilh hopes of giving his t'NC sonul
spa ce to iwork out ht1 bilc'i inlciiil politics: ai!d. il the same
limei let llie ntilion cou iI' I unlderslandl so(lmic11 Ig lie really l ieans
hi\ his commlll iliitenll a 1(1 "ne\\ politics iial ; 1 \ill delcri. ine the poli
ties ofI'initlda and Toiha'o''"
We shall see, as the turmoil within the UN(" continues to
unfold and the guessing game continues about tl atl the "poli-
!ics" o thlie c\ i(nl' .,\ e'cl1. \ ounllld 's "-!\ r fo\" ;f iTriniUdad
aind Tbil)ig(io's politics.



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By Sharief Khan

MY RASTA partner wasn't
looking too bright when I saw
him the other day.
His face was long and he
was pensive but I soon learnt
the source of his troubles.
My Rasta buddy, my
blood, got wife worries.
He's not married at least
not yet but he confessed that
the yearning is biting him bad,
bad, bad.
He said he's lonely espe-
cially now that the rains are here
again and his nights by himself are
cold. His dreadlocks and his cala-
bash are no longer enough com-
pany when he's home. And that
Rata has been on the lookout.
Looks like his favourite
hobby of watching,for fresh
halaal meat will soon be a thing
of the past and I'll have to go
alone on my fresh meat spotting
But it seems as if he'll still
be my roaming companion for
a while because of the wife
My3Rasta blood said he has
seen one he believes is his per-
fect mate and she's the one he
wants to finally settle down
with and raise little Rastas.
He's trying to win her, but
that's where the wife worries
begin, he confided to me his
face still long, and his fingers
twisting and tugging at some of
his dreadlocks.
"So, what's keeping you
from making the big move,
blood?" I wondered as we dis-
cussed his troubles.
He squinted and his eyes
grew dim.
"Things were going good,
blood. Real good. And then
somebody tell she something
stupid and she started looking
at me funny and keeping she
distance. Now, I can't get near,
dread, and this thing tearing me
I saw how badly my friend
was hurting and my heart went
out to him.
"So", I suggested, "you
have to find a good mediator -
someone to bargain for you
properly and put your case
good to her."
His eyes lit up. "You think
that will work?"
It's worth a try, I advised.
And then things took a turn
for the worse between my Rasta
buddy and me. In a flash, the
good old ties we had developed
fell apart.
"So, who you think can me-
diate for me? Who is a good
person to mend things between
me and she?", he asked me, his
buddy of long standing.
And I, probably hit by
some serious tripping, advised
my Rasta blood: "Well, how
about the Trades Union Con-
gress? The TUC?"
Yeah, right, you may want
to say, and give me the kind of


look that goes with that remark.
And I don't blame you. I
deserve it. I was a jackass to
have even gone down that road
and I deserve some good jack-
ass kicks.
But, believe me, people. I
don't know how I tripped out
like that. That's not my style. I
don't trip easily.
But it happened. And it
happened when I was supposed
to have been a good buddy ad-
vising a good buddy.
At my TUC suggestion, my
Rasta blood jumped up from his
chair as if an Anaconda or a
Bushmaster had suddenly ap-
peared between his feet, and he
let out a scream that made my
blood curl.
I cowered in my corer and
tried to shrink myself to be even
smaller than I am, but it didn't
And when his scream faded
and he had caught his breath and


his voice, he pierced me with a
look that pinned me to my seat:
"You call yourself me friend?
You claim you are my buddy,
my dread, my blood?!!! Well,
let me tell you something. You
are a blasted Judas! You are a
traitor! You hear me?!"
With that Rasta in such a
rage, I had to stay quiet. And as
I watched him breathing heavily
and trying to restrain himself
from hitting me, I realized I had
probably been hit by some kind
of Labour Day madness.
What was I thinking, sug-
gesting to a dear and good friend
in serious, serious, wife worries,
that he should consult of all
people, the Guyana TUC?
That TUC bunch has long
been in such deep dog dung that
it wouldn't even be able to of-
fer any kind of advice to the
Guyana Public Service Union
on how to get crowds out for
its make-believe street pro-

I mean, look at it it's a
house so divided against itself
that it has not, after years of
domestic rows, been able to
mend matters between its main
And so on May Day, or
Labour Day, when all the rest
of the world put on a show of
unity, the Guyana TUC
marches against itself and
jumps and dances, and yells,
and pretends that everything's
honky dory.
And irony of ironies its
leaders pretend to march, to
stand up, to puff their chests
out and sing (of all things!!!)
'Solidarity Forever'!!!
And me, Labour Day jack-
ass that I am, dared to suggest
to a buddy friend that he should
consult them for advice on how
to win back the woman he fi-
nally wants to settle down with
- with these cold nights now

Iran: Burning

the Bridges

By Gwynne Dyer

THE draft resolution on
Iran's nuclear activities that
the United States, Britain and
France presented to the
United Nations Security
Council is designed to fail. By
making it a Chapter Seven
resolution (one that is manda-
tory under international law
and can be enforced by sanc-
tions or even by military ac-
tion), the authors have guar-
anteed that it will ultimately
face a veto by Russia and
China, neither of which is
convinced that such extreme
measures are necessary.
They are not necessary, but
this resolution burns the bridges
on further negotiations (not that
the U.S. was willing to talk di-
rectly to Iran anyway), and
there have been heavy hints in
Washington of military action
against Iran. If President Bush
follows the same path that he
took into Iraq, a "failure to act"
by the Security Council is the
necessary preliminary to an at-
tack on Iran. Such an attack
would make no military sense,
but American foreign policy is
still in the hands of neo-conser-
vatives whose mantra used to be

that "the boys go to Baghdad,
the men go to Tehran."
Even if Iran does intend to
build nuclear weapons eventu-
ally, there is no urgency. As Rob-
ert Joseph, U.S. Undersecretary
of State for arms control, said in
March, the U.S. intelligence
community believes that Iran is
"five to ten years away from a
nuclear weapons capability." At-
tacking Iran is also a military
nightmare for American strategic
planners: former White House
counter-terrorism chief Richard
Clarke pointed out last month
that the Clinton Administration
also contemplated a bombing
campaign in the late 1990s, but
"after a long debate, the highest
levels of the military could not
forecast a way in which things
would end favourably for the
United States."
Even massive U.S. air
strikes that killed thousands
of Iranian nuclear specialists
(plus many hundreds of civil-
ians) would only set Iran's
programme back a couple of
years, and a land invasion is out
of the question: the U.S. Army
is already stretched too thin by
Iraq. Iran might be able to close
the Gulf to oil traffic its sea-
skimming and underwater anti-

ship missiles are good enough to
give the U.S. Navy a run for its
It could tip the world's oil
markets into turmoil just by
withholding its own oil
exports. And it could set south-
ern Iraq on fire by mobilising its
Shia allies there.
So Iran is unfazed by U.S.
threats. Indeed, it has chosen
this week to launch its new Oil
Stock Exchange, an upstart rival
to the London and New York
exchanges where almost all of
the world's exported oil is cur-
rently traded. This will involve
the establishment of a new Ira-
nian "marker" crude, and prob-
ably the denomination of its
price in euros, not in U.S. dol-
lars. There seems to be no fear
of the U.S. reaction.
The prediction that this
new oil Bourse would attract
an avalanche of customers ea-
ger to get out of U.S. dollars
and lead to the downfall of
that currency was always
vastly exaggerated. Contracts
made under Iranian law are not
very attractive to the world's
big traders, and the market
will struggle to find its feet at
first. But Tehran is well aware
of the conspiracy theorists

upon us again.
My Rasta blood was so mad
at me, he shouted, "If you ha, e
such bright ideas, why you don't
ask the Guyana Police to help
you find that left side sneaker
you said a dog run away with
from your doorstep? You think
the TUC could help me win my
woman back? Well, you ask the
Police to help you find you miss-
ing sneaker!!! You jackass you!"
That was Rasta logic I
couldn't argue with. I had to
keep my mouth shut and take
my blows.
"But, isn't the TUC sup-
posed to be good at patching up
things?" I persisted.
"Yeah, right like the City
Council is supposed to be good
at patching up the streets and
keeping Georgetown clean!" he
shot right back at me.
And then a strange thing
My Rasta buddy calmed

who argue that the U.S. in-
vaded Iraq to punish Saddam
Hussein for demanding that his
oil be paid for in euros, and
warn that Iran might face a
similar fate. It clearly doesn't
give their warnings a second
Iran will not back down, and
neither will the United
States. The crash is probably
still many months away, but
these two countries are on a col-
lision course. So it might be a
good time to reconsider the
question of what capabilities
Iran is really seeking with its
nuclear programmes.
Iran's nuclear weapons
programme was started by the
Shah, but cancelled by Ayatol-
lah Khomeini after the 1979
revolution because weapons of
mass destruction were "un-Is-
lamic". It is not known when it
started up again, but it certainly
didn't go into high gear until the
late 1990s, probably in re-
sponse to the Pakistani nuclear
weapons tests of 1998. For al-
though Pakistan is a safe
neighbour under its current re-
gime, Shia Iranians worry about

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down, reached out and held me
on the shoulder, shaking me
And he said, "Listen to
what I telling you, blood. You
tired; you working too hard and
I am seriously worried about
you.-WYou not thinking straight
when you can even think about
putting a suggestion like that to
me...something seriously
wrong." And he shook his head
and walked away.
And I have been thinking
about that since.
I wonder if it is because
the dog got away with my left
side sneaker?

what might happen if the Sunni
extremists who are also
present in considerable num-
bers, even in the army, ever
gained power in Pakistan.
Iran's activities neverthe-
less remained legal under the
Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty, since all the early steps
towards a nuclear weapons ca-
pability essentially, develop-
ing the ability to enrich ura-
nium or to reprocess pluto-
nium are identical to those
you would take if you just
wanted to have the full fuel
cycle for civilian nuclear power
generation under your own na-
tional control. And if Iran's
major goal is the ability to de-
ter attack if Pakistani nuclear
weapons fall into the wrong
hands, it is probably only
seeking a "threshold" nuclear
weapons capability for now:
that is, to get to the point
where it could build the actual
weapons in six months or so,
if the local strategic situation
suddenly went really bad.
There are many other coun-
tries with this kind of "thresh-
old" capacity, from Japan and
Brazil to Sweden and South
It's a perfectly legal posi-
tion to occupy, and given that
Iran lives under the shadow of
Israeli, American, Russian and
Indian nuclear weapons as well
as Pakistani ones, it's not un-
reasonable for Tehran to want
to get there.
There is obviously a dip-
lomatic deal to be made
here, if anybody's interested.
Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent
journalist whose articles
are published in 45

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Weekly viewpoint by Robert Persaud, MBA
THE political assassination of Minister Satyadeow Sawh has
been confirmed by the Police. The armed gangs and intellec-
tual authors are yet to be captured and rumours are swirling
about their future plans. These types of theories are being
spun to cause fear and panic. Then again, what is new in
Guyana? The silly season has started.
Even via the Internet the most outlandish, vile and nasty things
are being circulated by certain extremist elements which are authored
by their political masters. These e-mails are the most inciting and
disturbing material one has read in a long time.
The abuse of the Internet to peddle falsehood and dangerous
fabrications is most disturbing. The latest e-mail concerns the as-
sassination of Minister Satyadeow Sawh. The blatant desecration
of the Minister's name and nasty concoctions of motives) for the
Minister's assassination can only be the work of a very disturbed
Many persons have expressed their outrage. They have enquired
how they could stop such garbage from being sent to their e-mail
addresses. Some of the talk show hosts here and overseas have
been encouraging callers to use this material designed to distract
attention from the real reason the perpetrators and their political
bosses for the slaying of the minister, his siblings and security.
There is now even a move by certain extremists with access to
the print media in Guyana who are subtly justifying killings such
as the Minister's. Even the Stabroek News (no friend of the PPP/
C) had to take objection to the perverse theory being engineered
by a known extremist that the resort to massacre and killings as a
political weapon should be rewarded. According to the Stabroek
News (May 2) editorial: "The armed resistance poses a serious
problem not only for the Government but for the lawful parlia-

mentary opposition. Violence is incompatible with the rule of law
and the open society to which they are committed. Do minorities
in plural societies have a
right to assert what they
perceive to be their rights
by violence?"
This type of vio-
lence-justification rea-
soning is dangerous by
I itself. But more mind-
boggling (or should I not
,. be) is the deafening si-
. lence from the political
S leaders of those who re-
flect such disturbing out-
look. This type of state-
ment is incendiary must
engage the attention of
the Guyana Elections
Commission and the
Ethnic Relations Com-
mission, both of which
by Robert are independent Consti-
Persaud, MBA tutional bodies.
When some leaders
speak in ambiguities, and
when others remain silent when their more vocal followers echo
dangerous and explosive rhetoric, it sends a certain signal to their
followers and the wider population.
Incendiary language and statements should not be tolerated.
Behaviour which seek to justify and promote violence as a politi-
cal means, takes no country anywhere but down the abyss of vio-

lence and destruction. Is it that there are some who want this coun-
try to be another Haiti or worse, yet a land where there is peren-
nial internecine conflicts?
Political leaders must lead from the front and not pander to
extremists and others who want to hijack the political process in
this country, It is no use making lofty pledges and statements and
when it is time to demonstrate committed leadership by condemn-
ing what is wrong and pulling one's followers in line, they fail to
The electoral process of the country must roll forward unim-
peded. Those who speak about democracy and say they are against
violence should declare their unequivocal support for the electoral
and democratic course of this nation.
By seeking to derail the democratic process through the
excuse and even the sickening justification of violence, can
only lead to problems in our land. These elements must de-
clare their support for the current efforts to capture the armed
gangs who assassinated the Minister, and murdered other citi-
The people of this country are tired of the public relations
stunts and gimmicks to project a certain image while behind the
cameras, there is something totally different taking place.
Efforts to have political parties by various groups to support
peace and violence-free pledges are welcomed. That the PNCR Op-
position did not sign the peace pledge of the Inter Religious
Organisation leaves many questions unanswered. I guess it is much
easier to talk than to demonstrate genuine and real commitment to
peace and non-violence.
In no civilised society is violence against citizens and the
assault on democracy justified. The entire nation must speak
up in one loud voice against such a tendency and behaviour.
Violence has no place; there can be no butss' and 'ifs.'

Transnationality -

a new phase of


By Ruben Silie

OPEN economy models dominate in most of the Greater Car-
ibbean countries and the impact of globalisation is evident in
the ensemble of social relations that they generate.
One can clearly see a tendency to include relations with other
countries in any kind of activity undertaken, be it in business, poli-
tics, education, culture, etc. In other words, these countries look at
themselves from a transnational dimension.
That new migration situation is seen as an alternative devel-
oped by the socially excluded sectors which, unable to find a way
out of their economic situation within the narrow confines of their
societies of origin, decide to go abroad. To a large extent, this has
been referred to as transnationality from below 1.
The globalisation process has served as the context for migra-
tions, establishing new relations between the sending countries and
the receiving countries, for which there have been numerous influ-
encing factors such as the irruption of the civil society in managing
international relations as a recognized actor, the telecommunications
boom, air transport and the shortening of distances through the

Internet, international organizations' campaign for respect for the
rights of immigrants; the acceptance of cultural plurality as some-
thing beneficial for human development and other triumphs along
these same lines.
Transnational communities function as a form of integration
of sectors that for essentially economic reasons have decided to
migrate, and once in the destination country, have developed mecha-
nisms to secure their ties with the country of origin and even to
improve their social standing there, while at the same time planting
their roots in the receiving country. This ability of migrants to con-
quer their spaces in both the receiving country and the country of
origin enables that transnational community to play a decisive part
in defining their lifestyles.
For more than a decade, political leaders on both sides of the
migration process, mainly in the United States, have been aware of
the strength of this process, as well as its implications for interna-
tional relations, politics, culture, the economy and business.
During that period of time, emigrants have created a multiplic-
ity of entities with which they seek to reproduce the national val-
ues of their countries of origin, without them being disrupted by

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Caribbean This Week

their becoming citizens of the recipient countries. This is what serves
as a foundation so that instead of an assimilation process, similar
to what took place prior to globalisation, immigrants prefer to re-
produce in their place of residence, those native values that rein-
force their nationality. Although immigrants are increasingly expand-
ing their social and political spaces, they do not propose to com-
pete with public institutions, nor do they try and displace the cul-
tures of the recipient countries. Quite simply, each one tries to rep-
licate their ethnic group, without competing with the existing sys-
Those immigrants who are declared illegal are really irregular
workers, employed illegally, that is to say, they are not the ones
creating those work conditions, but rather the companies that de-
mand such a workforce, which yields greater benefits and increases
competitiveness with other markets.
In that respect, the large protests carried out against the mi-
gration law that criminalises irregular immigrants do not propose
to question the system of life and politics of the United States.
However, the enormous influence of the transnational
Hispanic population in that country transforms said commu-
nity into an unprecedented political giant that will make the
demands of protesters heard.
1 Portes, A. et al: "Globalisation from below: Immigrant
transnationalism and development. The experience of the
United States and Latin America".
(Dr. Ruben Silie Valdez is the Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean States. The views expressed are
not necessarily the official views of the ACS. Feedback can
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By Kenwah Cho Quan Yi

CHILDREN have become the
main target and focus of con-
cern in the battle against
HIV/AIDS in Guyana and
around the world with the
alarming increase in the
number of them dying from
the dreaded disease.
Guyana, in its continuing
efforts to tackle the scourge, has
partnered with several health
organizations to embark on na-
tional programmes to prevent
HIV/AIDS among children.
A key aspect of the fight,
launched Thursday by the Min-
istry of Health in collaboration
with the Ministry of Labour,'
Human Services and Social Se-
curity with the support of the
United Nations International
Children's Emergency Fund
At the launching at the
Ministry of Culture, Youth and
Sports complex on Carifesta
Avenue, Georgetown, were gov-
ernment ministers and several
other top officials.
UNICEF, in a press re-
lease, noted that "HIV/AIDS
has been the focus of interna-
tional concern for more than
two decades. Yet, its impact on
children has been given little
consideration. In fact, the num-
ber of children affected was not
even counted until recently as
one of the first global estimates
of children who had lost one or
both parents to HIV/AIDS ap-
peared in 1997".
"In recognition of the ur-
gency of the epidemic's impact
on children and families, the
Global Campaign on Children
and AIDS has been designed to
bring about a shift in the under-
standing of and the response of
this epidemic, making children
more visible", it said.
UNICEF explained that
awareness building partnership
and fundraising campaign,
which was launched globally in
November 2005.
National governments and
the international community
have made important advances
in tracking the growth of the
pandemic and projecting its
likely trajectory and most coun-
tries now have plans for large-
scale prevention programmes, it
Political leadership of the
fight against HIV/AIDS is grow-
ing. Global funding for HIV and
AIDS has almost trebled be-
tween 2002 and 2004. Funding
for HIV/AIDS programmes in
low- and middle-income coun-
tries increased from $300 mil-
lion in 1996 to an estimated $6.1
billion in 2004.
But, UNICEF says, chil-
dren have been largely missing
from the picture.
** Increasing numbers of
children are entering the world
infected with the virus, dimin-

fishing their chances of survival.
** Increasing numbers.of
adolescents and young people
are contracting the virus every
year, threatening their hopes for
the future.
** Increasing numbers of
parents are dying, leaving in-
fected, affected and vulnerable
children, including large num-
bers of orphans, behind.
** Increasing numbers of
children are traumatised as their

Ramsammy appealed also
to governments and agencies,
activists and scientists, corpo-
rations and community work-
ers, families, children and young
people to join the many who
are already working towards an
AIDS-free generation, when
Not one more child will
die of AIDS
Not one more child will
be infected with HIV, and
Not one more child will

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parents, guardians and teachers
sicken and die.

The campaign entails four
pivotal points which aim at
achieving its goals.
These are:
** Prevention of transmis-
sion among young people; by

lose a parent or a teacher or a
friend to a pandemic that must
be stopped.

Following the commitment
by members of the G8 group of
developed countries and, subse-
quently, heads of states and gov-
ernments at the 2005 U.N.

ensure their babies are born in
good health without having HIV/
AIDS. Everyone has an oppor-
tunity to learn about HIV/
AIDS, to get counselling and
tested, and it is all free," he
Ramsammy said services
are available at the private St
Joseph Mercy Hospital and will
soon be too at the Davis Me-
morial Hospital, both in
Georgetown, through collabora-
tion between the Government
and various partners.
He pointed out that in
some developing countries
where there is anti-retroviral
treatment, "You have to qualify
for the treatment that is you
have to become very sick, and
there is a measure of your im-
mune response called the CD4.
Your CD4 has to be below 200
and only then they will give the
"But we have changed that
so'you don't have to wait until
your CD4 drops to 200; we
treat you when it is 350 and

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BATTLE MUST BE WON: A section of the gathering at the launching. (Photo, courtesy
Government Information Agency)

2010, reduce the percentage of
young people living with HIV
by 25 per cent globally
** Prevention of Mother-
to-Child Transmission; by
2010, offer appropriate services
to 80 per cent of women in need
** Provision of Paediatric
Treatment and, by 2010, pro-
vide either antiretroviral treat-
ment or cotrimoxazole, or both,
to 80 per cent of children in
S** Protection of orphans
and other vulnerable children -
all areas reflected in the Gov-
ernment of Guyana's AIDS re-
sponse. By 2010, reach 80 per
cent of children most in need.

In his feature address at the
launching, Health Minister, Dr.
Leslie Ramsammy said, "Every
minute that passes, another
child under 15 dies of an AIDS-
related illness and another four
young people, aged 15-24. be-
come infected with HIV. This
simply does not have to be, it
is unacceptable".

World Summit, the UNAIDS
Secretariat along with their part-
ners, have been engaging in con-
sultations to define the concept
and a framework for universal
access to HIV/AIDS preven-
tion, treatment and care by
Ramsammy explained "we
have a battle on our hands. This
Sunday (today) we have a
cricket match here; in that game
one will win and one will lose
but whether we win or lose, we
don't lose our lives."
"But in this game of HIV,
the loser cannot try again. One
way to victory is to play to-
gether as a team to achieve the
goals", he said.
"We join all partners to
must make a commitment.
Guyana is making a valiant
fight; we can make a difference,
and we must not wait until
2010 for universal access", the
minister appealed.
"We, in Guyana. are fortu-
nate to offer women medicine to

no country except for us, the
United States and Western Eu-
rope, use these guidelines", he
told the gathering.
Ramsammy explained that
"we measure differently in chil-
" Guyana we have the
formulation, paediatric formula-
tion but, we don't wait until
their CD4 drops to 15% or
10%; once a child's CD4 drops
to 25%, we treat our children,
so we have 202 children on
treatment", he reported.

UNICEF Regional Director
(Latin America and the Carib-
bean), Mr. Nils Kastberg. at the
launching said "we must make
sure that every mother that be-
comes pregnant will be tested to
determine if she has or hasn't
gotten HIV and if she has, she
will get a lot of support and so
when her baby is born, we make
certain she/he doesn't get HIV/

He reported that out of ev-
cry 100 children, 40 are infected
with HIV/AIDS but noted that
Ramsammy and Minister of
Labour, Human Services and
Social Security, Ms. Bibi
Shadick, "are arranging for
mothers to take the test and to
reduce this number so that one
or two out of a hundred will
only be infected. It is a match
we have to win."
He also noted that "other
countries have not even pro-
duced drugs for the children
(and) getting the treatment for
the babies is very difficult, for
the treatment changes as the
weight of the child changes".
Another important aspect
of the campaign is providing a
platform for child-focused advo-
cacy on global AIDS issues such

** Mobilising international
resources to combat HIV/AIDS.
This means not only a signifi-
cant increase in official develop-
ment assistance overall, but also
a bigger proportion allocated to
HIV/AIDS and, specifically, to
protect, care, support and pro-
vide treatment for children af-
fected by the disease.
** Supporting corpora-
tions as they develop socially
icsponsible policies and
programmes for workers, their
children and communities.
** Advocating for govern-
ments, donors and international
and non-governmental
organizations to stand by the
commitment to come as close as
possible to the goal of univer-
sal access to treatment by 2010;
and supporting countries in ac-
cessing appropriate and afford-
able medicines, especially for-
mulations and diagnostics
adapted to the specific needs of
** Campaigning for educa-
tion and health services to be
strengthened, and for govern-
ments and agencies to work to-
wards the elimination of user
fees for primary education and,
where appropriate, health-care
** Putting the protection,
care, support and treatment of
children, adolescents and young

people at the centre of the HIV/
AIDS agenda.

Following the appeals made
at the 2005 G-8 Summit, the
2005 World Summit, and other
declarations and commitments
part of its work as a cosponsor-
ing agency of UNAIDS, calls
upon every part of global soci-
ety to join in a campaign to
support national efforts to en-
sure that this is the last genera-
tion of children that must bear
the burden of AIDS.
The world, it says, must
take urgent account of the spe-
cific impact of AIDS on chil-
dren, or there will be no chance
of meeting the U.N. Millennium
Development Goal (MDG) 6 -
to halt and begin to reverse the
spread of the disease by 2015.
Failure to meet the goal on
HIV/AIDS will adversely affect
the world's chances of progress
on the other MDGs, UNICEF
The disease, it says, con-
tinues to frustrate efforts to re-
duce extreme poverty and hun-
ger, to provide universal pri-
mary education, and to reduce
child mortality and improve ma-
ternal health.

Leaders from industrialized
and developing countries.
UNICEF points out, have re-
peatedly made commitments tc
step up their efforts to fight the
spread of HIV/AIDS. They are
beginning to increase the politi-
cal leadership and the resources
needed to fight the disease. Sig-
nificant progress is being made
in charting the past and future
course of the pandemic, in pro-
viding free antiretroviral treat-
ment to those who need it, and
in expanding the coverage of
prevention services.
But children are still miss-
ing out.

** There are nearly
1,800 new HIV infections in
children under 15, mostly

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NCC to improve




THE National Competitive-
ness Council (NCC), a body
the government and the pri-
vate sector agreed to estab-
lish, will examine key com-
petitiveness issues impacting
the Guyanese economy and
make recommendations to
improve the country's com-
petitiveness position.
A joint statement from the
government and the private sec-
tor issued Friday said the NCC
will also seek to develop the
private sector's ability to com-
pete and win in global market-
places in a way that provides
Guyana with an opportunity to
improve their quality of life.
According to the statement,
President Bharrat Jagdeo will
chair the 12-member NCC five
from the Government, four se-
lected by the private sector and
two selected by organised
labour. Representatives from
outside the traditional private
sector, including entrepreneurs
based outside of Georgetown
will be catered for in the NCC.
The Government and the Pri-
vate Sector Commission have

agreed on the mechanisms for
nominating the Government and
private sector representatives,
and will soon open discussions
with organised labour to build a
consensus on how their repre-
sentatives will be chosen.
The Council will act as the
country's steward of the Na-
tional Competitiveness Strategy
and provide quality policy ad-
vice on all areas relating to de-
livering sustainable growth, new
jobs and increased exports for
the economy.
The NCC agreement will
be highlighted tomorrow at
the Presidential Summit on
Private Sector Development
at the International Conven-
tion Centre, Turkeyen,
Greater, Georgetown. The
theme of the summit 'Words
into Action' reflects the need
to build on the strong public-
private partnership that has
been evident since September
last, the statement said. The
summit aims to identify con-
crete actions that deliver on
Guyana's huge economic po-

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Celebrating 160th anniversary at St. Philip's

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In these Cullen Bess-Nelson photographs, Father Andrew Carto conducts the 160th annive
Parish Church, and members of the congregation of greet each other last Sunday.

Video Bible


'Da Vinci Code'

ersary service of St. Philip's ''

cThe church on Smyth Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown
held a week of activities under the theme 'Preserving our
SHeritage' to mark the occasion. Other activities were a gift
day at the church, community service day activities, and a
panel discussion.
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People walk past an advertising mural for the upcoming film 'The Da Vinci Code' on the
scaffolding of St. Pantaleo church in Rome April 25,2006. (Franceschi-Gisone/Reuters)

By Thomas K. Arnold

Faith-based marketing
strikes again.
A Christian evangelical
company released a 10-
DVD version of the New'
Testament as a "Christian
response" to 'The Da Vinci
Code' movie, set to open
in U.S. theatres in two
'The WatchWord Bible' is
being sold nationwide by
about 140,000 Christian
churches through Christian
Copyright Licensing
International. The DVD also
is being sold by the Promise
Keepers, a national Christian
evangelical ministry for men,
and on the Web site http://
"We.feel it is important to
be able tobopen up a dialogue
abobt faith that is positive, that

looks at 'The Da Vinci Code' as
a positive platform for
discussion about faith and the
roots of our faith," said David
Kirkpatrick, president of Good
News Holdings, a Christian
evangelical company that is
distributing the video Bible.
"Personally I think 'The Da
Vinci Code' is a really good
book, a great work of fiction,
and it will be a huge success at
the box office," said
Kirkpatrick, who before being
born again as a Christian three
years ago was head of
production at Paramount
Pictures from 1989-93.
'The WatchWord Bible',
produced by WatchWord Prods.
of Sewickley, Pa., features the
complete New Testament in
both onscreen text and narration.
It also features scenic footage of
the original Holy Land locations
where the Biblical storiesitake

The total running time of
the 10-DVD set is 26 hours.
Churches-keep up to half the
$49.95 selling .price,
Kirkpatrick said, noting that
previously 'The WatchWord
Bible' has been marketed
exclusively through
infomercials for $275.
As the opening date for
"Code" draws closer, so does
the controversy about Sony's
Tom Hanks film and its
supposedly anti-Christian
theories. On Friday, Monsignor
Angelo Amato, the No. 2
official in the Vatican's
doctrinal office, urged Catholics
everywhere to boycott the
movie, saying it has "offended"
the Christian faith.
Kirkpatrick wouldn't go
that far, but he said the
"Code" book and the movie
should come with a
disclaimer, identifying it as
a wbrki of fiction.

nationall Capa ciy Seirf ssessment Pvroje t



The Environmental Protection Agency, the executing agency, for the
UNDP/GEF ', :N;al Capacity Self Ass t: n- r it Project. wishes to
en- i,",-= the services of four oirliv idual experts to work as a team.
to carry out a capacity self assessment of priority issues in Gu:, .: 1
common to the il;-- ti,--, areas of Pi..., -r-rsity, Climate
Change. i,_i.' Desertification/Land degi: .!!.1 .n in relation to .f
NCSA Project. The three areas to be assessed are:

1. The Legal 37n- Re; rt :.r Frarr-- .i-
2. The Institutional and Policy Framework
3. Other Pri.Ci:y Cross-Cutting Issues

Complete Terms of Referenrces for the above-mentioned
consuttancies can be obtained from the reception desk at UN DP the
NCSA ''..l-: Management Unit located at the Environmental
Protection Agency. 263 Ear's Avenue. Subryanville. Georgetown.
or !l-- EPA Website at. in.''., Jrl- l r.; or UNDP t.. e at
: ' .! 1" ,. l"J 'J

Candidates should submit their applications by way of a cover letter
and currnculurn vtae, to the Resident Representative. UNDP. 42
ri.-.I-:-m & United Nations PFi.r'.-. Stabroek. Georgetown. The
envelope should be clearly marked "NCSA Cross-Cutting Capacity

Individuals who have responded to the previous advertisement as
part :f a team are alo i i to ii idicate interest by way of a letter

De -.1h- for applications is Tuesday. 16 May. 2006 at 14.00 eirs.

' n. nly short-listed candidates willbe contacteded:., .'*.', : .., .: ,

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12 ..SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 7, 2006

Presidential Summit on

Private Sector Development

"Turning Words into Action"
Monday, May 8th from 2-6 pm
Guyana International Conference Center

Reminder to Invitees
The focus of the Presidential Summit is to identify and develop practical Action Initiatives that can drive
economic growth and create jobs and wealth. This is part of the public/private sector consultative process
shaping the National Competitiveness Strategy that has been underway for-the past 7 months.

This collaboration is being conducted in the context of a new era of trust between the public and private
sectors. On May 4, 2006, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Guyana and the
Private Sector Commission was signed in a historic ceremony.

At the Summit, Action Teams will develop Action Initiatives in nine key strategic areas:
Scoring Big from Cricket World Cup
Boost the economy. Strengthen trade & investment links. Upgrade tourism services.
Aquaculture:' Making More from Your Investment
Expand fish farming. Grow Guyana's technical capacities. Develop infrastructure.
Non-Traditional Agricultural Products: Guyana's Next Agricultural Frontier
Increase production of new crops and meats. Improve packaging. Smooth supply chains.
Call Centers and Contract Manufacturing: Developing Islands of Competitiveness
Develop tur-key industrial zones & operations. Attract investors and entrepreneurs. Create jobs.
Financing for Guyana's Future: Addressing the Liquidity Challenge
Update legal & regulatory foundations. Increase ability of businesses to access resources.
Creating "Brain Gain": Building a Brighter Future for Guyana
Develop systematic strategic skills. Innovate to attract and retain talent.
Tapping the Resources of the Diaspora for Guyana's Development
Initiate Guyana Business Council Partnerships. Systematize outreach. Target priority needs.
Maximizing Opportunities from CSME
Increase market share. Target new markets. Identify strategic alliances. Formulate trade policies.
A New Vision for Guyana Tourism 2010: The Five -Year Tourism Development Plan
Expand marketing. Create new attractions. Improve hospitality standards. Boost investments.
Bring your ideas for action
Come prepared to join those who are ready to
make a commitment to guyana'S future
Please arrive by 1:15 pm to allow ample time for parking & registration
Notice: persons with firearms will not be admitted


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from mother-to-child
** 1,400 children under 15
die ofAIDS-related illness;
** More than 6,000 young
people aged 15-24 are newly
infected with HIV;

After more than 20 years

** Less than 10 per cent of
pregnant women are being of-
fered services to prevent trans-
mission of HIV to their infants;
** Less than 10 per cent
of the children who have been
orphaned or made vulnerable
by AIDS receive public sup-
port or services;
** Less than one third of
young women aged 15-24 in
sub-Saharan Africa fully under-
stands how to avoid the disease.

At the Thursday launching
here, Kastberg also spoke of the
priority actions which countries
need to achieve to ensure their
national programmes are suc-

These include:

Global funding for AIDS
was an estimated $6.1 billion in
2004. Thus, the means exist,
both financial and technical, to

protect children from the spread
of HIV/AIDS and to ensure that
no more children, adolescents or
young people are infected, af-
fected, orphaned or denied their
rights by the pandemic.
But we must act decisively.
Every minute we delay is a
minute during which more
young people will become in-
fected and more children will die
ofAIDS-related illnesses.
UNAIDS estimates that
more than $55 billion will be
needed over the next three
years, $22 billion in 2008 alone,
to make progress towards
MDG 6. It notes that while re-
calculations will be necessary on
an ongoing basis, there is a huge
funding gap in the available glo-
bal resources.

Private and multinational
companies are an untapped
source for achieving the MDGs,
including the goal for HIV/
AIDS. Many companies em-
ploying staff in countries with
high HIV prevalence have
programmes in place for their
employees and their families.
But the greatest role for the
corporate sector in the fight to
protect children against the im-
pact of AIDS goes beyond their
internal policies and practices to
their fuller relationship with the
There are multiple avenues

open to companies that might
want to partner in the UNITE
AGAINST AIDS campaign.
The campaign will support
ongoing efforts by UNAIDS.
the International Labour
Organisation. the Global Busi-
ness Coalition on HIV/AIDS and
others, by highlighting positive
examples of corporate social re-
sponsibility and by offering
guidance to companies that
want to improve their support
for children and families in-
fected and affected by HIV/

3. Come as close as pos-
sible to universal access to treat-

AIDS campaign will provide a
platform for continued and in-
tensified advocacy for increased
pharmaceutical research and de-
velopment of better and
cheaper diagnostics and paedi-
atric formulations for HIV-posi-
tive children by governments,
academic institutions and phar-
maceutical companies from both
industrialized and developing
The campaign will support
affected countries in accessing
appropriate and affordable
medicines, especially formula-
tions and diagnostics adapted to
the special needs of children.

World leaders at the 2005 G-8
Summit and the 2005 World
Summit committed themselves
to developing and implementing
a package for HIV prevention,
treatment and care with the aim
of coming as close as possible
to the goal of universal access
to treatment by 2010. The
provides a means of supporting
this global effort.

User fees for primary edu-
cation and health-care services
represent major obstacles in the
international efforts to protect,
support and care for the mil-
lions of children threatened by
AIDS campaign will advocate
for education and health services
to be strengthened, and for gov-
ernments and agencies to work
towards the elimination of user
fees for primary education and,
where appropriate, health-care
The campaign will also gen-
erate resources and mobilise
technical assistance in support
of innovative approaches to re-
move or reduce the associated
costs of primary schooling,
such as uniforms and books, and

in support of those interven-
tions, such as providing school
meals, that will increase atten-
dance and completion rates and
the overall health of children.
UNICEF says the cam-
paign will also support efforts
to preserve and expand the ca-
pacity of health services to
provide treatment, prevention
measures and health care to the
increasing numbers of children
and adults infected with HIV
and vulnerable to opportunistic

There are specific and
overarching frameworks for the
care and protection of children
affected by HIV/AIDS that
guide the UNITE FOR
AGAINST AIDS campaign.
Serving as a reference
point, the "Framework for the
Protection, Care and Support of
Orphans and Vulnerable Chil-
dren Living in a World with HIV
and AIDS" sets the standards
for the care and protection of
children affected by the disease.
An 'effort index' is being devel-
oped to monitor government
commitment to the framework;
and the annual Global Partners
Forum, along with other forums
within the context of the 'Three
Ones' (One action framework as
the basis for coordinating the


The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the
European Commission have entered into a Financing Agreement for
the implementation of the Guyana Micro Projects Programme

The primary objective of this programme is to reduce poverty and social
inequality in Guyana through the implementation of community based
self-help projects within vulnerable groups/communities throughout

Towards this end, the GMPP is in the process of establishing a short-list
of Guyanese based non-governmental organizations (NGOs), competent
in the areas of participatory project identification and design.

Short-listed NGOs may be contracted to assist vulnerable
groups/communities to identify their developmental problems/needs and
to develop corresponding Grant Contract project proposals (using the
logical framework methodology) for submission to the Guyana
Micro Projects Office, (GMPO) in response to the GMIPP on-going
official Callfor Proposals. The GMPO is the body responsible for
managing the implementation of the GMPP.

Interested NGOs are invited to contact the GMPO at the address below
for further information.

Guyana Micro-Projects Office
109 E Barrack Street
Phone 226-3305 or 226-3423
Fax 225-0183 or

Sincere Condolences are extended to the bereaved
wife, children, other family members and to the entire
nation on the assassination of Minister Satyadeow
Sawh, his brother, sister and security guard.

May God grant eternal peace to the souls of the departed
and comfort all the sorrowing relatives and friends

From the Chairman,
Board of Directors and Management and Staff of
The Guyana Forestry Commission;
The Forestry Training Centre Inc.;
The Forest Products Marketing Council of Guyana Inc.
and all local and international forestry stakeholders

Fi F 0, C.. .

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work of all partners: One na-
tional coordinating authority,
with a broad based, multi-
sectoral mandate; and One coun-
try-level monitoring and evalu-
ation system) will provide the
means to monitor and report on
progress in this area.
The overarching ap-
proaches to the care and protec-
tion of children whether they
are affected by HIV/AIDS or
not is the full implementation
of the Convention on the Rights
of the Child and its Optional
Protocols. Thus, the UNITE
AGAINST AIDS campaign will
provide a platform for contin-
ued action and advocacy to pro-
mote the implementation of the
Convention on the Rights of the
Child and other international
conventions, UNICEF says.
A mini exhibition also held
at the launching here Thursday,
featured booths by sports
organizations and UN agencies
along with interactive sessions
with the national cricket and
football teams.
Ramsammy thanked the
staff of UNICEF, the United
States Agency for Interna-
tional Development, United
Nations Development
Programme, Pan-American
Health Organisation, the
United States, Canadian and
European governments for
their support for the Guyana


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Beatles engineer tells

inside story with new book

By Matt Hurwitz

There haven't been many
people who can say that there
was a time when they had had
enough and decided to quit
working for The Beatles.
But so begins Chapter 11 of
'Here, There and Everywhere:
My Life Recording the Music
of The Beatles' by recording en-
gineer Geoff Emerick and co-au-
thor Howard Massey.
It was July 1968, and
Emerick had his hands on the
recording console at Abbey
Road Studios, creating the sig-
nature distorted guitars for John
Lennon's 'Revolution'.
An impatient Lennon, seem-
ingly forgetful of the hard work
his engineer had put into such

seminal works as 'Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Bands' and
'Revolver' impatiently snorted,
"Three months in the Army
would have done you good."
A few days later, while re-
cording 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da'
for 'The Beatles' (aka 'The
White Album'), Paul
McCartney snapped at veteran
Beatles producer George Mar-
tin, after he gave McCartney di-
rections on recording his vocal.
"Paul said, 'Well, why don't
you come and f***ing sing it.'
It was the last straw in a
painful period in which Emerick
saw the world's most famous
rock band begin to fall apart.
Unlike other books detailing
the group's recording history,
Emerick's provides the kind of
day-to-day experience of what

it was like working with the
world's most famous rock
At age 15, Emerick was
present at The Beatles' very
first recording session in Sep-
tember 1962 at the famed EMI's
Abbey Road Studios in London,
and he recorded their last, in
January 1970. He continued to
work with former Beatle Paul
McCartney over the years, as
well as recorded the group's
"reunion" songs in the mid-
'90s, 'Free As A Bird' and 'Real
The Grammy-winner recalls
his first sight of the group, at
the session which produced
'Love Me Do'. their first single.
"They were young kids. I
wasn't terribly impressed."
A more memorable date was

in July the following year, when
the group, with Beatlemania
now in full tilt, came to the stu-
dio to record their fourth single,
'She Loves You'.
"There was always a buzz
on days when they were due to
come in," Emerick said. The
group arrived early for a photo
session in the alley behind Ab-
bey Road, the sight of which got
the fans outside in a wild swarm.
"When we started to
record, fans burst ... into the
studios. The Beatles were lov-
ing it. Once recording started,
the energy from what was hap-
pening was reflected in the re-
cording." The disc became the
group's third No. 1 single.

Emerick climbed the Abbey
Road ladder until one day, in
early 1966, at the ripe old age
of 19, he was asked to become
The Beatles' engineer by pro-
ducer George Martin.
Emerick made an immediate
impression on the group, creat-
ing the unusual sounds they
were beginning to seek in their
music, as they began to focus
more on recording and stopped
During the recording of 'To-
morrow Never Knows' for the
1966 LP, 'Revolver', he said, "I
put John's vocal through a ro-
tating organ speaker, called a
Leslie, and gave John the sound
he wanted. So I sort of passed
the first test."
The Beatles kept to them-
selves in the studio, even setting
up a little area for just them-
selves and their circle. "They
were stuck in that studio for
such a long time, year after year.
They had to have their own
space," Emerick said.
"But they never asked us,
except on a few occasions, to
have a meal with them on a Sat-
urday night. You could never get
close to them. It was a line you
couldn't overstep."
The group's highlight in the
studio, for many fans, was the
recording of 'Sgt. Pepper', in

rate musicians, tired
of being trapped at
Abbey Road every
day as well as their
competitiveness and
artistic differences.
Equally difficult
Swas the presence of
a fifth person in the
studio, Lennon's
new girlfriend, Yoko
Ono. Emerick said
he and the produc-
tion staff became
used to her atten-
dance at sessions,
Lennon's bandmates
A fan holds up a picture of John Lennon weren't quite as ac-
at a candlelight vigil on the 25th anni- cepting.
versary of Lennon's death at Straw- In one incident,
berry Fields in Central Park in New York Ono suggested John
City, December 8, 2005. (Peter Foley/ sing a vocal that
Reuters) McCartney was in
1967, for which Emerick won the process of recording, caus-
his first Grammy for Best En- ing him to "give John a look of
gineered Recording. disbelief, and then walk away in
But the next year, the band disgust."
began to crack apart. As the ha- Eventually Emerick could
tried between the band members take no more, and, in the middle
grew, it began to take its toll on of the sessions, quit working
the production team. with them.
"The Beatles were con- In 1969, though, he was
stantly bickering and annoying asked by Paul McCartney to
each other, second guessing ev- head up building The
erything. It was as though they Beatles' own studio at their
were trying to outdo each other Apple offices in London. He
and fight each other at the same returned to work with the
time. It was horrible to see go- group on 'Abbey Road', for
ing on." which he and co-engineer
The book details the Phil McDonald both won
growth of the Beatles as sepa- Grammys.

Police arrest ten

during City raids
TEN persons were arrested for several criminal offences
including trafficking in persons (TIP) when Police in
Georgetown conducted raids in several areas of the city and
its environs early yesterday morning
Areas targeted were Sophia, North and South Ruimveldt
and East La Penitence, Police said in a press release.
During the operation, 12 houses were searched and 10
persons were taken into custody. Electrical appliances, a
motorcycle and a motorcar, suspected to be stolen or un-
lawfully obtained, were seized.



The Ministry of Health invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the
position of: -

A recognized Diploma in Public Management or Public Administration or Iealth Services
Management from a recognized University in addition to three (3) years experience in
administration or management at a senior level.

Applications should be forwarded no later than May 19. 2006 to



The Guyana Tourism Authority is inviting applications for suitably qualified persons for the
following positions:

Manage and coordinate all activities related to generic and niche marketing
Prepare and monitor budget for marketing and Promotional activities
Design programmes for local and external markets
Develop a PR programme for all visitors
Establish and maintain ties with all media, local and overseas
Other duties assigned by the Director
Job Specification
Degree in Marketing from a recognized University with at least three years experience in
Marketing and public relations
Diploma in Marketing from a recognized University with at least 5 years experience in
Marketing and public relations
Must have thorough knowledge of Guyana's tourism product
Must have managerial supervisory experience
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
Must be computer literate
Any other qualification deemed as relevant

To assist in the execution of all activities and programmes relating to product development and
tourism awareness
To be able to identify areas in tourism for product development
To assist in the coordination of national and cultural events that have value for tourism
To assist in the discharge of duties relating to the registration and licensing ofltourism
To assist in developing communities lor tourism
*To have input relating to tourism and hospitality training and education
'To compile and update inventory on tourism related services "To compile and coordinate
calendar of activities for Tourism Awareness month
Any other related duties as may be assigned by the director
Job Specification
Degree in Tourism from a recognized IUniversity \\ith i\\o years experience
Diploma in Tourism from a recognised University \ith four years experience.,
Musl have a sound kno\\ledge of the tourism product of Guyiana
Must be computer literate
Musl have good communication and interpersonal skills
An\ other (qualification deemed as necessary, -

.1l applications must be sumimined on or before Mayl9. 2006 andsholduld he addressed lo lthe lrecuutive
Director. (Guvana Tourism uthoritt. Nationt:l '.\hibitioni Complex. Sophia. (Georgelm'n. I ate applications
\ ill not te considered. Only suitable applications \\ ill be acknaow pledged.

Government ads can be viewed on .ttp fiAw.vvgina.go.'.gy

Public Service Commission.
De Winkle Building.
Fort Street.



I =
PUBLIC Relations Officer of the RHTYSC, Mr. Moonish
Singh (left) presents a poster to Mr. Michael Khan of the
New Amsterdam Karate Club.

Bandits rob



escape on.

THREE persons, one of whom was armed with a gun,
robbed businessman Daniel Fung-Fook of $310,000:on.Fri-
Police said in a press release, that Fung-Fook, 86, of Water
Front, Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, was tending his shop
when one of the suspects approached and demanded'money
which he refused to hand over.
The other two joined their accomplice, held up the busi-
nessman with what appeared to be a sawn off shotgun and
robbed him of $10, 000. One of them stood guard while the
others confronted his wife who handed over a further $300,
They escaped on bicycles, Police said.



more robberies
A SECTION 'B' Fyrish, Corentyne housewife was robbed of
$13,000, jewellepy and other articles by two men, one of whom
was armed with a gun on Friday last.
According to a Police release, around 20:30 h on May 5, Zamina
Mohamed, aged 30 and two other relatives were in hammocks un-
der the house when the men stuck them up, and took them into the
house and robbed them.
The suspects then locked them in the toilet and fled.
And a watchman was relieved of $60,000 by four men, one of
whom was armed with a gun, at around 03:15 h yesterday morn-
The incident occurred at New Street, Cumberland where
Ramnarine Sookdeo, 46, was on duty. The bandits tied him up,
broke into the house and stole a quantity of articles before fleeing
the scent.
The Police are investigating.


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Rose Hall sports

club raises

awareness of

POSTERS bearing messages on the dangers of drug abuse,
the importance of education, the threat of HIV/AIDS, the evil
of racism and reasons to avoid a life of crime, were launched
last month by the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club
Some 60,000 youths from Regions Five (Mahaica/Berbice) and
Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) are being targeted.
The posters will be distributed free of cost to churches, youth
and sports clubs, and other social organizations, and they will be
posted in business places, commercial banks and Government Of-
fices throughout the two regions, a release from the RHTYSC said.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Club, Mr. Hilbert Foster,
expressed alarm at the drug abuse rate among the youths and the
high drop out rate among students in the Lower Corentyne area.
The poster campaign was launched under the Club's $5M anti-
drugs and pro-education campaign.
Later this year, some $500,000 will be invested in another
campaign which will include distribution of T-shirts, caps and
book markers with another set of positive messages.

SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2006
Please note that bills can be paid until 18:OBh (ipn)Monday to Friday
and until 14:00h (2pm) on Saturday at GT&T' Business Office,
78 Church Street, Georgelown, Monday to Friday until 16:30h (4:30pm)
and.Saturday until 12:00h at all Post'Offices and at the following
Bill Express Locations:
R & S Shopping Centre, Belvedere Public Road, Corentyne.
J's Supermarket, 131 Essex St. & Republic Road,
New Amsterdam, Berbice
Neighborhood Pharmacy, 54 Second Averue, Bartica
Nigel's Supermarket, 44-45 Robb & Ught Sts., Bourda
Johnny P Supermarket, 1571 Aubrey Barker Road,
S/RVdt Park
C & F Supermarket Bagotstown, 10 'B Bagotstown, EBD

S & J Cambio & Variety Store. 141 Dagwrad Avenue,.
Me Kenzie, Linden
A. Ramdhanny & Sons, 32 Sisters Village, Wales, WBD

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Indigenous officers fulfill

By Shawnel Cudjoe

TWO indigenous Guyanese
are among the list of police-
men and women who gained
promotions on May 1.
They are Kenneth Bernard
and Ora Fredericks of
Awaruwaunawa and
Paramakatoi, respectively.
For 48-eight-year-old Ber-
nard, achieving the rank of an
Assistant Superintendent in the
Guyana Police Force is the
fulfilment of the dream he has

had since leaving his home at
Awaruwaunawa, South
Rupununi, and joining the force
some 30 years ago.
His job at the Mounted
Branch, where he has spent his
entire career, may not be the
most glamorous one, but Officer
Bernard's heart is sure content
in the place he calls his second
Since joining the force on
October 15, 1975 as a Con-
stable, Bernard steadily climbed
the ladder and on May 1, when

the Police Service Commission
announced promotions, his name
was there among the 30 as one
of the 16 new Assistant Super-
In July of 1982, he was pro-
moted as Corporal; Sergeant fol-
lowed in 1991, Inspector in 1996
and Assistant Superintendent of
Police, ten years later.
His aspirations for a better
life and development led him to
leave his village in 1975 after
writing the College of Preceptors
examination where he achieved

six subjects including a distinc-
tion in Algebra.
"I was sad to be leaving but
at the same time I was looking
for development. I was excited
about travelling and meeting new
people and seeing the world,"
Bernard said.
As far back as in Primary
Three when policemen in Land
Rovers "looking slick and smart
and commanding a lot of re-
spect" visited the village, Ber-
nard dreamed of becoming a po-

After six months in the
force, and when his stint at the
Police Training College was
completed, Bernard was trans-
ferred to the Mounted Branch
on April 5, the following year.
His childhood days were of
his family being poor, going to
school without shoes and writ-
ing on slates because his parents
could not afford exercise books.
His desire to achieve more and
do better grew from those days,
Bernard said.
Although persons were

poor, there was cooperation
aplenty and the residents in the
community lived as one, Ber-
nard said. "Everybody would
work and clean up and then the
village chief would prepare meals
and everyone would eat."
Five years after joining the
force, he returned home in 1980
and visited his parents, who are
still living in the village.
Speaking about his job, Ber-
nard said that performing the
task of a middle manager is dif-
ficult. His duties include super-
vising ranks, training young
horses for military purposes and
the general supervision of the
The mild-mannered police-
man said that some days are
very frustrating especially when
he turns up at work and the
horses are not fed, and the
stables not cleaned.


New Assistant Superintend



By John Heci

Mexico's all-time box office
Carrera is making a comf(
film. Or so one might think.
'The Crime of Father Amar
tion starring Gael Garcia Bex
priest, raked in $16.5 million i
forming such hits as Alejandro'
'Amores Perros' and Alfonsi
Mama Tambien'. Yet despite th
Carrera must shoot commercial
making career alive.
The truth is, only a select
directors, namely the croRqow
on to work in Hollywood, enjoy
rating themselves strictly to fil
"No directors here can livi
exception of those who have
wood, and I mean Alejandro
Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo
As most directors here w
points out that the box office I
ately favours the movie theater
ing little for producers and eve
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tributors get their share, the m

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"Sometimes when you go in,
the horses aren't looked after and
these animals are sensitive and
they know when it's time to get
their water... and the ranks are ab-
sent. As a supervisor, you have to
go and do the work," he stated.
However, moments such as
escorting Presidents on the Re-
membrance Day Parade make it all
seem worthwhile. And Bernard
has the distinction of escorting
four Guyanese presidents Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo, former Presi-
dent, Mrs. Janet Jagan and the late
Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham
and Hugh Desmond Hoyte.
"You feel big and you feel
proud, you know, because you
are escorting the President," he
Other occasions for which
the Mounted Branch is used in-
clude cricket at Bourda, football
at GCC, musical shows at the

reams in Police Force

National Park, Diwali night cel-
ebrations and Police Anniversary
road marches.
According to Bernard, the
department needs equipment for
the horses so as to ensure that
the troopers look good.
Reliving his scariest moment
on the job, Bernard said one
night while the Mashramani cel-
ebrations "were in full swing"
and policemen on horses were
keeping the crowd under control,
something went wrong when
someone drove through the
crowd and hit someone.
"The next thing I know,
people start pelting bottles and
one hit the horse and it start to
rail up, but I remained calm."
The situation was soon brought
under control by more troopers
who arrived on the scene.
Bernard said that people do
not want to join the Mounted

Branch of the Force with most
claiming that they are afraid of
horses. He said that most of the
persons in the department are
from 'the 'country' area, since
Georgetown ranks oftentimes do
not want to care for the horses.
However, he said that the
key to having an enjoyable so-
journ in the department is hav-
ing a love for animals.
"1 love animals and I am will-
ing to stay in the Mounted
branch," he said.
Touching on the subject of
police and the respect citizens
have for them, or the lack of it,
Bernard said that the way Police
officers carry themselves and the
manner in which they speak to
civilians, are little ways in which
they can command that respect.

Bernard lives with his re-
puted wife and one child in
Two years after Bernard
joined the force, Ora Fredericks
of Paramakatoi Village,
Rupununi district entered. Like
Bernard, she left her village in
search of employment and, like
her compatriot, she has steadily
climbed the ladder of success.
She reached another rung
when she was appointed In-
spector on May 1. Born on De-
cember 2, 1954, Fredericks
joined the force in 1977 at the
Police Finance Office. She
worked in various departments
at Eve Leary.
In 1998, she was trans-
ferred to the Leonora Police
Station where she has been

heading the finance department
of 'D' Division.
For Fredericks, making the
transition from Paramakatoi to
Georgetown was very difficult,
since she soon found out that
items such as limes, mangoes
and papaws which were wasted
at home were very much expen-
sive in Georgetown.
"It pained my heart the
first time I had to buy a pa-
paw," she said.
However, with encourage-
ment from the few friends she
had made, she got the strength
to continue. Rising early to
take care of her children and
then preparing for work was
another challenging time for
"It was very hard, espe-

cially when my children were
small and I was always coming
home late, but I continued serv-
ing because that is what I took
the oath to do," she said.
Fredericks said she loves her
job and is thankful that it is not
as dangerous as other sections of
the force. However, she is al-
ways vigilant, especially in light
of the recent crime wave.
"Since the crime situation is
going up I have to be on the look-
out because is cash you are deal-
ing with. I have to ensure it is
locked up and in a safe place,"
she said.
Fredericks has three more
years of service in the force
and is striving diligently for
Assistant Superintendent be-
fore she retires.

ent of Police, Kenneth Bernard and Inspector Ora Fredericks.

;sful filmmakers

igle in Mexico

After directing
e champ, Carlos
irtable living off
o', a 2002 produc-
nal as a wayward
n Mexico, outper-
3onzalez Inarritu's
SCuaron's 'Y Tu
3 picture's success,
Is to keep his film-

group of Mexican
rs who have gone
the luxury of dedi-
m projects.
off film, with the
worked in Holly-
Gonzalez Inarritu,
del Toro," Carrera

ill agree, Carrera
ake disproportion-
i and studios, leav-
1 less for filmmak-

exhibitors and dis-
ost a producer can

expect to recoup is 17 per cent," he says. "So
you can imagine how much that leaves for direc-
Ramon Ramirez, marketing director of top
exhibitor Cinepolis, notes that his theater chain
makes an effort to support Mexican projects.
Cinepolis hosts the annual Morelia International
Film Festival, which has a strong lineup of local
"We try to help young directors as much as
we can," he says. "But you have to consider
what it costs to build theaters. You also have to
consider what the distributors have to invest."
Still, in a nation where Hollywood fare domi-
nates, many'directors here feel like they're get-
ting a raw deal.
Carrera has several projects in the pipeline,
including "The Marfa Lights," a $3 million-bud-
geted production. His true love is animation. In
1994, his animated short "El Heroe" was hon-
ored at the Cannes Film Festival. He is now pre-
paring a feature-length animated film with the
working title "Seis y la Vaca."
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Carrera considers himself among the more fortu-
nate directors in Mexico.
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he says. "That's not bad if you consider that
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SAO PAULO (Reuters)
Brazil's army has started
drafting a low-tech but effec-
tive transporter for its Ama-

zon operations to complement
its modern military arsenal -
water buffalo.
The sturdy horned animals
can easily carry supplies and
munitions in remote areas where

there are no roads, fuel is scarce,
or rivers are too shallow to navi-
gate, officers say.
"The buffaloes have had ex-
cellent operational results and
increased the distances we can

cover," General Edrdo Dias
da Costa Villas Boas, the chief
of the Brazilian Army in the
Amazon, said recently.
They weigh about 500 kg
(1,100 pounds) and can carry
the same amount, he added.
Brazil has some 27 mili-
tary bases securing its rugged
Amazon border, a dangerous
frontier abutting seven na-
tions that stretches 11,200 km
(6,800 miles) three times
the length of the U.S. border
with Mexico.
The army has to contend
with diamond smugglers, co-

caine traffickers, at he; be-
tween loggers and Indians, and
Colombian guerrillas who some-
times hide out in Brazilian ter-
Supplies arrive at the bases
by plane or boat, but to reach
outlying training and patrol op-
erations, they must be moved
along narrow trails through thick
Other pack animals, such
as mules, were considered
but they would have needed
special food and been more
prone to disease.
Each base along the border

was sent three .%aerMIithitl('
last year. The programme will be
expanded once tests of newly
designed cargo packs are com-
The army gets the docile
and disease-resistant animals
from Marajo Island, a land mass
the size of Switzerland at the
mouth of the Amazon River.
Portuguese settlers brought
them to Brazil from Asia cen-
turies ago.
"They don't require gaso-
line or special food. Buffalo
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BRAZILIAN Army soldiers learn to ride water buffaloes from a military police officer (C)
as part of a new programme to employ the animals in remote border posts where there
are no roads for trucks, on Marajo Island in Para State, part of the Brazilian Amazon in
this February 2006 file photo. (Paulo Lobato-Interfoto/files/Reuters)

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Pope thanks Swiss Guard

for 500 years of service

By Silvia Aloisi

Pope Benedict thanked the
Swiss Guards for 500 years of
service as papal protectors
yesterday, telling the world's
smallest army to carry on
with courage and loyalty and
be "the true friends of God."
The Pope led a mass in St
Peter's Basilica to remember the
147 guards who died in the May
6. 1527 sacking of Rome, the
army's biggest loss since its cre-
alion five centuries ago. The
surviving members saved the

life of Pope Clement VII.
The mass was a highlight of
months of celebrations
honoring the elite corps which
protects lhe Pope and guards
the Vatican.
"To be a Swiss Guard
means to adhere without reser-
vation to Christ and the Church
and be ready to offer your life
for this," the Pope said as
guards in crimson-plumed hel-
mets. shiny armour and gold and
blue-striped uniforms stood
ramrod stiff.
"1 express a deserved and
deeply felt thank you and I call


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of our dear mother
RAJO, formerly of
Maria's Pleasure,
Wakenaam and
301 Republic Park, .
EBD, who died on
May 10, 2003.

To.a dear mother:
Three years have passed
Since that day
When you were taken awoy'
Taken amay by the hands offate
But memories of you
are still cherished
With grateful hearts
For mustering and admonishing
twelve of us
And many grands and great grand

Sadly missed by her children, sos-in-law,
daughters-in-law, grand children and great grands.

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on you to carry on with cour-
age and loyalty." he said in his
homily. "Be above all men of
prayer, so that the divine wis-
dom make you the true friends
of God."
Later, 33 new recruits
raised ihree fingers. symbolising
the Holy Trinity, and shouted
their allegiance to the pontiff in
German, French and Italian at a
swearing-in ceremony before
some 20,000 people.
The recruits, all Catholics be-
tween 19 and 30 years of age who
come from the Swiss Army, have
to be at least 1-74 cm (5 feet 9
inches) tall to apply for the job.
The Swiss Guard was
founded on January 22, 1506,
when 150 Swiss mercenaries
marched to Rome to serve un-
der Pope Julius II, known as
"the warrior Pope.".
On Thursday, a small-con-
tingent of veterans converged on
the Vatican after retracing that
march with a 27-day trek from
SToday. the guard numbers.110
men. Many of its members still
cany the unit's trademark weapon
- a halberd, which is a combination
of spear and battle axe. More prac-
tically, some of them also have au-
tomatic weapons.
As well as the sacking of
Rome, the guards were also in-
volved in minor skirmishes in
1870 when the Church lost the
Papal States in the Unification
of Italy.
Battlefields aside, the darkest
night in the guard's history was a
mysterious murder and suicide in
1998, when young guard Cedric
Tornay shot dead commandant
Alois Estermann and his wife and
then shot himself, according to a
Vatican account.
The Vatican said Tornay
had acted in a "fit of insan-
ity" because he was passed
over for promotion but
Tornay's family has con-
tested some aspects of that
versime of events.

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Goss departUre raises

questions about CIA health

By David Morgan

The abrupt resignation of
CIA Director Porter Goss
raises disturbing questions
about the U.S. flagship intel-
ligence agency's health, amid
growing concerns about a
nuclear Iran, turmoil in Iraq
and the al Qaeda threat.
More than four years after
the September 11 attacks, crit-
ics of the Bush administration,
including Democrats in Con-
gress, also warned that prob-
lems at the CIA had parallels

elsewhere in the 16-agency U.S.
intelligence community includ-
ing at the FBI and the Depart-
ment of Homeland Security.
Goss' departure capped
months of unhappiness over his
leadership of the CIA and efforts
to rebuild the agency's key clan-
destine and analytical opera-
tions for the war on terrorism,
analysts and former intelligence
officers said.
"The real problem is
that Goss has laid out his
vision, but what he hasn't
been able to do this be-
cause of his management

style and his weak leader-
ship is to build allies
within the ranks who can
be agents for change," said
former CIA agent and au-
thor Melissa Boyle Mahle.
Added another former CIA
officer who spoke on condition
of anonymity: "The agency's
gone down hill since he arrived.
There's been an exodus of senior
people, and the guy he ap-
pointed to head the clandestine
service has proved mediocre."
Goss, a former Florida con-
gressman who headed the
House of Representatives Per-

manent Select Committee on In-
telligence, was charged with in-
creasing CIA spy ranks that had
been found sorely lacking after
the September 11 attacks.
But analysts said an early
confrontation between the
Goss staff and clandestine of-
ficers prompted a number of
senior agents to resign and
left the CIA with little senior
leadership at a time when the
agency is taking on an army
of green recruits and trying
to recover from massive fail-
ures on Iraq and the Septem-
ber 11 attacks.

"In the last year-and-a-half,
more than 300 years of experi-
ence has either been pushed out
or walked out the door in frus-
tration. This has left the agency
in free-fall," said Jane Harman,
ranking Democrat on the House
Permanent Select Committee on
Congressional Republicans
stressed that Goss had made
progress in bringing reform to
the CIA at a time of great tur-
But Harman's counterpart
in the Senate, Democratic Sen.
John Rockefeller of West Vir-

ginia, said management prob-
lems in intelligence were more
widespread than just at the
"There are red-flags
throughout the community,"
said Rockefeller, vice chairman
of the Senate intelligence panel.
"The Department of
Homeland Security has
fallen well short of its man-
date to protect our borders.
The FBI continues to
struggle with meeting its na-
tional security and
counterterrorism responsi-
bilities," he said.

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The public is hereby notified that the completed Draft Valuation Lists for the towns of Corriverton, Rose Hall, New Amsterdam and Anna Regina set out
below were handed over to the Mayors and Town Councils of Corriverton, Rose Hall, New Amsterdam and Anna Regina on May 4, 2006 and may be
inspected at the office of the relevant Mayor and Town Council, at all reasonable hours.

Attention is directed to the provisions of the Valuation for Rating Purposes Act Chapter 28:04, Section 11 of which states:

(1)"The owner of any property which appears on the draft list, whether or not he is the owner of the property affected by the objection, and the local
authority within whose area the property is situated, may at any time" before the expiration of twenty-one days after the day on which notice under
Section 10 was first published, lodge with the Chief Valuation Officer an objection in the prescribed form to the draft list in respect of any property.

(2) The following objections and no others may be taken namely, that:
(a) the assessed value of any property is incorrect or unfair;
(b) any matter has been inserted therein or omitted therefrom which ought not to have been inserted or omitted:
(c) one assessed value has been included in the draft list in respect of properties separately assessible.

(3)Every objection shall specify the grounds on which it is made and the amendment desired to remove the objection.

(4)It shall not be competent for any person lodging an objection to rely upon any ground not specified therein"

If needed, objection forms may be obtained from and when completed, returned to the Chief Valuation Officer, c/o the relevant Mayor and Town
Council, or to the Chief Valuation Officer, Valuation Division, Ministry of Finance, 237 Camp Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

Areas included on the Lists are as follows:


io Vill.'c
I i .E PR I .[:1n or Pul'lic [':e,) d i icI11idinl Scoishur 1 ioClh.inlp Scliele
V P R,.. I' Kn i\\..l. t t -. R,.., -, "- Vill.i c
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S i' R iiii diiI S i. I'nr .-V. iQ t .iinc ir l o' Kirl o- i ,It1 IIIC i'll l. k 3 and Sports plc
.,id PI ,cl. 15 I .Is' ." ll... -
, I', I: P R .1cil' in ,k rl c i ,lc ,\. -. .ind Area 'A' Calcairn:'
(ii) rP F. ii.d lldi .l ... "Ii- ,, ,, i ,i ,.i p.'.i .J, and i 47.467, 468,466, and 614.No.
81 '.'illt..-
(i)E. P. R inlhiii.ii.' school compound and Line Path F' including Block 6.
(ii) W. P R including Line Path Areas 'A', 'B', 'c' and Secti. I '_No. 82 Village
(i) E. P. R including Line Paths Areas 'D' and '', Block '' i. 1 New Calculla.
(ii)W P. R including Airport Compound etc.
Anna Regina

(i) Three Friends including E. R (East of Public Road) and W. P R. (West of Public Road)
(ii) Land of Plenty including F. P Rand W. P. R.
(iii) Mailstay including 1. P. R. and W. P R.
(iv) Reliance including ltousing Scheme, Sections 'E', 'F' and 'N"
(v) E.P.R, Section 'C', Housing Schli-eme Sec.t ions '' and 'D', Front lands north and" southL
portions, and Cultivation lots W. P. R
(vi) Bush Lot including E. P. R., W. P. R and cultivation lots W. P. R.
(vii) Anna Regina, also known as Cotton Field including East and Front lands
V",stl of Public Rload
(vi.i) Anna tR',''iia In liudc!li, Nortli and Soulth li tIons11 E.P -P, South Slt tlion WV.P.R.,
North Section Front lands W.P.R North Se'ction W.P.R, North Section Scquatters
W.P.R, Section 'A', 'B' and 'l' CulItvat' n Lots, and Redlock

Rose Hall

Reef Section. Swamp Section. Township North of the
Public Road (N.P.R. ., Township South of the Public Road
(S.P.R) Sections A. B, C, D, E, F. G and H Williamsburg
N, P. R including Sections B, A. E. F. G. and H Williamsburg
S. P.R including Section C, Section D, Squatters South of
Section D, South of Section D Western half, East Portion
of Block 7- Fast Portion of block 7 Western Cane cultivation

New Amsterdam

(i) Fort Ordnance
(ii) Mud Lots (North ofT & H D Stelling)
(iii) Queenstown and Winkel
(iv) Nurseville, Tucber and Smythfield (Khadaarville)
(v) Mount Sinai

iX\) Henrnotta includcin; E. P. R, W. P. R., VV. P. R. aind east of Housing: Scheme, Housingt(vi) Vrvynan'S Erven
Sch, u' .ii. -i Cultivation Lots
(x) RichnimnId including E. P. R., Front lands, Pasture Lands, and Housin, g Schonme (viii) Smythtown
w. P.R. and Cultivation Lots North and South (ix) Mud Lots (South of T & H D. Stel ng)
(xi) La Belle Alliance including E. P. R, W. P. R. and Cultivation Lots
(xu) Lima including Sections. A, B, C, D. E and FEast of Public Road, VVW.P.R, Housing (x) StanleVtown and Mud lots
Scheme, Road Reserve and Lot 126 W. P. R, ,and Cultlvation ILos (i) Stanle'town Savannah Housin Scheme
(xuiI) Coffee Grove including, E. PRnd PR, and Section 'T' WV. P. R c l
(xiv) Danielst\own also known as Fear Not including; E. P. R, House Lo,,,s W\.P. R and (xii) Islington (West of Public Road N ~.l ih c
Cultivation Lots East er-x
xv) Sparta including E. P. R, Hous Lots W. P. R and Cultivalton Lots cemetery. East o' Public Road and )\er\ inr
(xvi) Windsor Castle in Iludiin E P. R. and P. R (xiii) Gay Park, Pin. Providence
(xvii) Hampton Clo.rt includIinCg E. P. Rand W. P. R E
(xviii) Devonshi rc Castite inl-icldin;,: E. P. R, w. P. R, and culiiitation Lots (xiv) Glasgowx Housing Area. East a.:: Wes
(ix) Walttn I all including E.P.. R, VV. P. R., Cultivation Los and MN Nabb Slati
Farm Sections A to L

)f cemetery. South of
ling Housing Area

of Public Road

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China to have 60

million bloggers

by end-2006

BEIJING, (Reuters) -
Blogging is booming in
China with the number of
bloggers expected to hit 60
million by the end of this
China is the world's second-
largest Internet market after the
United States with more than 110
million users. A survey by Chinese
search engine put the
current number ofblog, or Web log,
sites at 36.82 million which are
kept by 16 million people, the
official Xinhua news agency said
on Saturday.
The number of Chinese
bloggers is expected to hit 60
million by the end of this year,
Xinhua said, quoting a report
on China's media industry by
the prestigious Tsinghua

Zhang Xiaorong, strategy
development director of
'Bokee', which was set up in
2002 and claims the biggest
share of China's blogging
market, said his company adds
about 100,000 blogs a day.
"The expected 60 million
bloggers would account for more
than half of China's 110 million
netizens," Xinhua quoted Zhang as
The university report
forecast the number of bloggers
in China would hit 100 million
by 2007. Xinhua did not
Although the industry has
invested heavily in blogs, none
of the blog service providers are
making profits, the report said.
A recent report by the
Internet Society of China

showed nine percent of bloggers
write every day, 29 per cent
write once to three times a
week, while 35 per cent write
four to six times a week, Xinhua
The growing stable of e-
scribes has attracted homegrown
firms and foreign giants like
Microsoft, Google and Yahoo
But the Communist
Party's propaganda
mandarins are obsessed with
control and have closed down
some outspoken blogs. Chat
forums and online bulletin
boards are routinely
monitored for controversial
political comments and
sensitive words such as
"freedom" and "democracy"
are censored.


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with isolated showers can be expected over the northern
half of Guyana, while Cloudy conditions with light to
moderate showers are likely over the southern half of
WAVES: Moderately high reaching about 2.2m in open
WINDS: North-easterly to Southerly at 1 to 7mps.
HIGH TIDE: 00:42h at (2.46m) and 12:10h at (2.36m)
LOW TIDE: 06:16h at (1.20m) and 19:01h at (1.22m)
SUNRISE: 05:38h nil
SUNSET: 18:01h nil
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.5-31.5C over coastal
areas&30.0-32.2C over inland and interior locations.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 22.0 24.0C over coastal
areas & 21.0-23.5C over near inland and interior
RAINFALL G\Town: 0.4mm
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine
users are advised not to damage or interfere with the
ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the provision
of the weather information and warnings for the
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Kitty. 226-9548.

EVERGREEN Nature Study
Club (Regionsl-10) /evergreen.
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285. 664-
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Diploma or Degree. in any
part of the world from home
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-
Language Courses for
children (3 13 yrs.), CXC
Students (4th & 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. #

58 Upper Robb & Oronoque Sis, Bourdo
(one corner from er ..'ll1u(i, I l. I .loul-.
Tel: 225-1540,622-8308
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(AGES 17 35) AND
subjects offered are
Principles of Accounts and
Business, Office
Administration, Social
Studies, Information
Technology, English A and
Mathematics. MONTHLY
FEE $1 000 PER
SUBJECT. Tel. 227-7627,
647-9434. Croal and King
children from 5 yrs..
teenagers and adults
starting May 5, 2006. Time:
Friday 4 pm to 5 pm -
age 5 to 7 yrs.; Fridays 5
pm to 6 pm age 8 to 12
yrs.: Saturdays 9:30 am to
10:30 am teenagers:
Saturday 10:30 am to
11:30 am adults. 211- New
S Market St. Tel. 226-2124.

BOBCAT Rentals, &
Trucking Se'rvi, e..- AIso
,grading. '-lev'lling.
clearing of land:.. Tel. 626-

SAFE scaffolding easily
assembled diagonal straps
and comfortable storage from
overseas. Call Sugar- 233-
2378 and negotiate.
saw, ransom and other
construction tools.
Contact us on telephone
#'s 225-3466, 225-7268 or
23 North Road, Bourda.
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,
churches crusade. Small or
large venue. Tel. 226-6527,

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

R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving .since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must kanow
who they deal with. Driving is
serious business, not a fly by
night business. R.K's Institute
ofMotoring. 125, Regent
Road. Bourda.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could
also obtain an International
Driving Permit. For more
information, call 227-3869.
622-8162, 611-9038

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Therapy. It releases muscular
and mental tension. Certified
Massage Therapist Ulelli
Verbeke 615-8747.
FEELING tired, not sleeping
well stressed out? Then try a
massage. Definite result. By
certified therapist. Contact Sally
on 276-3623. Located in West

Hi Inverter owners you
can have your Xantrex or
any inverter repair, service
or install. Contact
Abdullah's Electronics
Depot. Tel. # 268-2916.

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overseas immediate
connections. The Junior/
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18 80 yrs. Tel. 223-8237.
648-6098. Mon. Fri. 8:30
am 5 pm. Sat 10 am 4
(28 TO 35) AND FROM A
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interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations. Call CFI
- Telephone Friendship
Link 261-5079. Everyday,
07:00 to 21:00 h.
AMERICAN male, 39,
nice looking, seeking pretty
unattached lady (18 30) who
cooks curry duck, loves Christ
and (ready! for marriage).
Send reply with photograph
to: P.R. PO Box 1252 EE
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Fernando, Trinidad

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Great ,is fallen... Come out
from her my people."
Rev:18: 2.5 (KJV). Return to
Elohim (God) today. Wilfred
A. Wilson Elohim
Liberation Movement.

US Visa Application
forms filled and printed.
Call Bill 225-9895.
CALL 627-7835.
SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of sale.
Call 623-4686. 223-4731.
FOR cleaning burns,
stroke, scaly yaws, erectile
dysfunction, fertility blockage.
Call "Bush Doc''. Tel. 231-
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property at reasonable rates.
Call Rochelle at Cluster
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HAVING problems with
your air conditioning units.
bridges, washing machine,
Pas stoves, etc. Then call
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ON THE spot service, repairs
& -installation to all.
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HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced, also your
kerorange changed to gas.
Tel. 628-5867, 220-4073.

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TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call: Ryan #
FOR all your construction.
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/614-
PC repairs and
maintenance, networking, home
& small offices. website
designing, data recovery. IT
Consulting. Call 220-4518. 615-
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DIESEL Fuel Pumps and

Wedding Specials now on
AsLow As US$100 for
entire wedding (4 hrsI
Some conditions apply.
68 Robb Street,
Lacytown. G/t.
(Nut Centre Building)
227-7677 / 624-8402
DIESEL Fuel Pumps and
Injectors serviced and repaired.
Cummins PT Fuel Pumps and
PT/STC Injectors, Distributor
type pumps. In-line pumps and
fuel injectors. Contact Swiss
Machinery 233-2497.
ROBBY'S Enterprise. For
your professional carpet supplies.
installation and cleaning. Free
estimates. Best prices. 166
Charlotte Street. Lacytown,
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel. 225-
4435. 226-7649 Fax. 592-225-
4435. Email-
robbyent@yahoo com

FEMALES & males to
work at car wash. Call 231-
1786, 621-5332.
6566, 609-3965.
.ONE experiericed
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's ~ 122
Merriman's Mail, Bourd -.

Drivers. Apply in person
with written application to
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Sts..
2 WAITRESSES. Apply at
Kathy Dazzling Delights, 161
Zohara St., Better Hope. Call
617-1449, 623-2140.
SECURITY Guards for East
Coast locations. Apply D. Singh
& Sons, 95 Annandale, ECD.
Tel. 220-2301.
OFFICE Assistant. Must be
computer literate. Apply D.
Singh & Sons. 95 Annandale.
ECD. Tel. 220-2301.
Dispatcher to work in Taxi
Service. Person without
experience needs not apply.
Tel. 226-1300, 610-7483.
1 FEMALE Clerk 25
years up. Apply inperson at
288 Middle St. Tel. 231-
5171.Handler's Certificate
at 8 North Road. Lacytown.
Tel. 225-8985.
SEWING machine
operators and 1 female to clip
and iron garments. Apply at
Kent Garment Factory Ltd.. 12
Plaisance Public Road, ECD.
Tel. # 222-2541.
Must be computer literate.
Apply in person at ARK
Enterprise/The Container
House. 17 Lombard St. Tel.
225-9412, 227-3580.
VACANCY exists for 2
Cooks, 3 Counter Clerks to
work in Cafeteria. Also one
male. Come in with a
written application at Lot
8 Stone Avenue Blygezight
Gardens or call 223-9316.
VACANCIES exist for
trained and experienced
teachers (age 25 yrs and over)
to teach I.T., S/S and Int. Sc. at
Grove. EBD and Mon Repos.
ECD. Tel. # 265-3996, 629-
5300. Retired teachers are also
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants. Apply in person with
written application in your 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 University of Guyana and
other East Coast locations.
(Former employees can re
apply). Contact The Security
Administrator, University of
Guyana, Turkenen, Campus or
R.K's Security, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
Requirements: must have at
least 3 CXC subjects (Grades 1
& 2) including Maths and
Accounts. Work experience and
computer literacy would be
definite .assets. Guiyana
Furniture Manufacturing
Ltd.,60 Industrial Estate.
Beterverwagting, ECD.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30.
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets.
Campbellville. G/town.
Requirements: must possess a
valid Driver's Licence for van
and lorry. Should have at least
3 years relevant experience. A
recent Police ,- Clearance.
Interested persons are asked io
appJy in person to:.:Guyana.
SFurniture: .,,'
: limited, 60 Ind'ustniill E tte6, i
Beterverwagting, 'Epst,,Cbbit
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TECHNICIAN. Must have both
electrical and mechanical
expertise. Must have at least 3
years experience working in a
maintenance department.
Apply in person with a written
application, recommendations
and proof of qualifications to:
Guyana Furniture
Manufacturing Limited, 60
Industrial Estate,
Beterverwagting, East Coast
VACANCIES exist for the
following teaching positions in
Full-time and Part-time
capacities Mathematics,
English A. Social Studies,
Principles of Business,
Principles of Accounts, Spanish
and Information Technology.
Professional Studies ABE
programme Business
Co m m u n i c a t i o n,
Management, Quantitative
Method, Economics,
Organisational Behaviour.
Please send written application
and CV to PO BOX # 101652.

ECD. CALL 227-1711.
Enterprise Gardens size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626-
3955, 222-3610.
LARGE piece of land
next to Parika Market from
Public Road to water front.
Tel. 226-4177, 225-2873.
'PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call: 220-9675.
HOUSE lots for sale -
only 2 house lots for sale in
the vicinity of Banks
Compound $8 million 100
x 50. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-2626. 231-
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop. Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location,
2 miles from V/Hoop
Selling. Tel. # 225-7670 or
PRIME gated land at ECD
$20M (investor, etc.)
Jewanram's Realty 227-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
miles from Linden transported,
250 acres, front width 1 800
depth Ig. 8 000. Ideal for wharf
ships warehouse bond access
Essequibo River $100 000 per
acre. Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I
SAND PIT 17 acres, Dakara
Creek $10M: Prashad Nagar -
$10M & $12.75M; Non Pariel
$1.5M; Melanie $2.75M: .
Bachelor's Adventure $5.5M;
Foulis $10M; Le Ressouvenir
Land & property, Versailles -
$6M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-

1 SMALL apartment for
decent working female or
female UG student. Phone
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
TELEPHONE: 227-0928.
2 2-BEDROOM apts. to
rent. Contact 220-5782, 220-
3975. 646-0023.
bedroom apt. for overseas
guest in Craig St., C/ville.
ONE decent female to
share 2-bedroom apartment.
Tel. 225-3330.

FOR short break
accommodation in Bel Air Park.
Call 225-3517.
NEW one room fully self -
contained apartment in Bel Air
Park, facing Duncan St. Tel.
C/VILLE bond space
available. 23 ft. x 30 ft.
Contact 227-8356, anytime.
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom air-conditioned
house in Bel Air Park. Call
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1, 3-bedroom apts. 233-
1 PLACE for Club or
ames room. 48 Princes &
ussell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499.
C/VILLE 3-bedroom
house with all conveniences.
US$500 monthly. Call 226-
7043 or 613-4225.
ROOMS and apartments
for short term rental, from -
$4 000 daily/nightly. Call
227-0902 or 227-3336.
situated on United Nations
Place Stabroek, with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-
BARR St., Kitty for
business ground floor $90
000 neg. Tel. 226-1192. 623-
LARGE apace to rent in
rime spot in Regent Street.
Price negotiable. Tel. 225-2873,
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00
17:00 HRS).
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 0 O 9 :. ,-,., i,,-,,
bedroom top flat with
telephone. K. S. Raghubir
Agency. Office 225-0545;
6 4-5212.
1 BUSINESS premises,
Campbell Ave. for any
purpose. Call 226-7043 or
613-4225. $65 000 per
EXECUTIVE furnished
houses and flats in
residential areas. From
US$500. Sonja Realty -
225-7197, 623-2537.
OFFICE and bond space,
Industry, ECD. Lots of parking
space, security system in
place. Call 621-0371.
contained apartment at Barr St.,
Kitty $20 000. Tel 226-2996,
ONE three-bedroom
cottage located at 12 Princes
Street, Lodge. Telephone #
223-0294 or 225-6109.
apartments for rent verandah.
tiled, toilet and bath. Contact
Ms. Grant 220-3173.
ESTABLISHED business flat
to rent for any type of businesses.
Ideal for bond. Barr St., Kitty.
Call 226-4014.
2-BEDROOM top flat in
Georgetown $45 000; 2-
bedroom b/flat $25 000. Call
225-7506, 231-5304. No Agent.
ONE-BEDROOM top flat.
Toilet, bathroom, over head tank
- $25 000. Preferable decent
working couple. Tel. 226-6096.
bedroom fully grilled, water,
light, parking in UG. Call Venita
- 220-8233, 611-3385.
OFFICE or business 24 x
25 space. 331 Cummings St.,
facing Sixth Street. Call
Julian 227-1319, 225-4709,
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at
Garnett St., C/ville. G/town.
Contact Ms. Dee on 223-
1061 or 612-2677
OFFICE space to rent
over 3 300 sq. ft.
Queenstown, G/town.
Telephone & lots of parking
space. Price negotiable.
Call 624-4225.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-5776

available on Cummings St.
and North Rd. Call 227-4272.
FURNISHED or unfurnished
apt. and house around town,
ECD & EBD. From $30 000
up. Call Venita .- 220-8233,
BEL AIR PARK executive
4-bedroom fully furnished
house, AC, hot & cold,
generator, etc. Tel. 226-1192,
commercial properties furnished
and unfurnished. Prices
ranging from $50 000 up. Tel.
226-1192, 623-7742.
EXECUTIVE houses by
itself area Ogle. Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to
$250 000 neg. Enquiries pls
call 220-7021, Cell 624-
OFFICES and business
apartments in Georgetown $35
000, hall suitable for
conferences, seminars, etc. Call
225-7131, 621-2601.
GOOD large Princes.
Russell & Camp Sts. Corner -
bottom flat suitable for any
business. Small Shop for any
business. Call 226-3949.
2-BEDROOM self-
contained top flat apt. 88
Middle Rd., La Penitence.
Decent family. Tel. 225-4345 .
9 am 4 pm.
unfurnished houses. House by
itself, 2 apartments $20 000 -
$25 000, bond, office and
business places 225-6556 or
BUSY 4-corner business
spot, upstairs of Electronic Cell
Phone Store, measuring 60 x
30. Perfect for cafe. barber
shop, sports bar, etc. Call 624-
8402. 227-7677. for info.
DELCASA building, first
floor suitable for doctors'
offices, lab, restaurant, TV
Station, conference.
Possession from May and on
wards. Telephone 225-5591,
VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392, 648-
7504, 218-0287, 649-1513.
TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp
Street for Airline, Salon, Real
Estate, Advertising Agency,
Office or any other business.
Contact Samad. Tel. 225-
BUSY 4-corner business
spot, upstairs of Electronic Cell
Phone Store, measuring 60 x
30. Perfect for cafe. barber
shop, sports bar, etc. Call 624-
8402, 227-7677, for info.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas
visitors on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
Prashad Nagar. Waterloo St..
Diamond. Executive
unfurnished in Queenstown.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
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 231-6236.
GREATER Georgetown -
vacant large corner store/shop.
Ideal for Chinese restaurant -
$70 000 monthly, plus area for
a tailor shop. salon & any other
business $25 000 monthly.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
.,ter ,:,-; O, ',1,'.' r i- i i ,
LAMAHA Gardens vacant
2-storey concrete business
building, top & ground floors. 3
offices in each area for bond/
storage, cement, other grains
container trucks US$700 per
month. Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I
REGENT ST. Georgetown
central shopping centre
available soon, 3-storey
concrete & steel building, top/
middle & ground floor 68' x
78'. 4 500 sq. ft. Note each floor
divided into 4 sections, fully AC.
for rental U.S$16 000 per
annum. Renter pays water &
electricity bills. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:

FURNISHED one & two-
bedroom apts. suitable for
short & long term overseas
guest. Meals can be arranged.
Grilled & security. Along UG
Road. Call 222-6708, 6510.
between 12 noon and 6 pm.
unfurnished apartments -
one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown -
residential, from US$25 per
day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225.
bedroom concrete house
situated at Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard space,
light, water, phone. Price $60
000 neg. Call 223-2919 or 629-
apartment. Kitty $18 000, for
single working person. 1 3-
bedroom house in Eccles, EBD
for small family $35 000. Call
226-1632 between 8 am and 4
RESIDENTIAL property in
Central Georgetown. Property
is fully furnished and consists
of five self-contained
bedrooms and car port for four
cars. Reasonable negotiable
rental. Phone 645-0133 or
KITTY $32 000; C/ville -
$45 000; D'URBAN
BACKLAND, furnished $90
000; Happy Acres -, US$600;
Kingston US$1 500; New
Haven US$2 000, furnished:
Bel Air Park, semi- US$1 000:
Lamaha Gardens.
Subryanville, Queenstown,
Prashad Nagar, Happy Acres,
Republic Park, others. OFFICE
BUILDING Kingston, Main
Street. Church Street. High
Street, New Market Street, Barr
Street, Bel Air Park. BUSINESS
PLACES Regent. Robb.
Sheriff, Croal, others. BOND
PLACES central
Georgetown, East Coast.
Lombard. others. LAND FOR
SALE Oleander Gardens.
130 x 90 feet $16.5M; Happy
Acres, Atlantic Gardens, Bel Air
Park -$16.5M. others. MENTORE
SINGH REALTY- 225-1017. 623-
6136 OR 64 Main and Middle
Streets. Georgetown.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
GEORGETOWN: Dowding Street
US$700, (F/F). Kitty (business)
$75 000, (upper), Campbellville
(business) $65 000, High Street
(office/residence) USS2 500.
Bel Air Park- US$2 000, US$700,
Queenstown US$2 000/US$1
000/US$1 500/US$800,
Subryanville US$700/US$1
000, Kitty- US$750 (F/F) US$500
(F/F) New Market $80 000,
Caricom/GuySuCo Gardens -
US$1 500. EAST BANK:
Providence 4-bedroom $50
000, Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2
000, Diamond US$1 500,
Republic Park US$2 000. EAST
COAST: Courida Park USS3
000 (F/F). Atlantic Gardens -
US$2 000/US$1 000/US$500,
Happy Acres US$2 000/US$1
200US$500, Atlantic Gardens
(whole house) $80 000.
Lusignan whole house $50
000, B.V., lower flat $45 000,
Non Pariel $35 000, Plaisance
$25 000, Le Ressouvenir- US$2
500. Ogle US$700, BV $50
000, Oronoque St. US$800,
Greenfield Park US$1 000.
OFFICES: Central Georgetown -
US$4 000. Queenstown US$2
000, Sheriff US$1 500,
Subryanville US$1 500, North
Road- US$1 000, Brickdam -
US$800, bond/space,
restaurants, etc. Land and
properties from $3M/$600M

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 TWO-BEDROOM house for
sale 35 Robb Street, Bourda.
Tel. 227-0552.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price negotiable.
AA ECCLES two-storey
concrete property $21M neg.
Tel. 226-1192, 623-7742.

Campbellville, Montrose
Agriculture Road, etc. 233-6160.
CANAL NO. 2. North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
CONCRETE & wooden
house at 31" St. Montrose,
ECD. Contact 222-4591 or
PROPERTY for sale by
owner. Two-storey concrete
building, Bel Air Park. Tel. No.
1 HOUSE and land transport
Anna Catherina, WCD $5.6M.
Call 276-0520 or 612-2423.
PROPERTY for sale in
Queenstown. Price $14 .8M
neg. Call 628-9274, 629-
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale it, Amelia's
ard, Linden. I Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
HOUSE & land for sale in
Stewartville. Vacant possession,
transported'land. Tel. 226-9029,
226-4177, 225-2873.
commercial properties. Prices
ranging from $7M upwards. Tel.
226-1192, 623-7742.
3-STOREY building corner
of Charles & Sussex Sts.,
Charlestown. Package offered.
Price negotiable. Call 225-7389,
after 12.
building located in Triumph
Backlands on large plot of
land. Make an offer. Must be
sold. Call 220-6586.
HOUSE and land for sale
at Windsor Forest Railway
Line. excellent condition.
Price $2.9 million ne .
Contact Nafeza on tel. 254-
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office: one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
el: 333-2500.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone. electricity, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 628-5264, 339-
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot)
$18M neg. Contact 227-
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be negotiated.
Call 333-2990 or after hours -
CORNER, business spot,
Albert and Almond Streets,
Q/town, East of Alberttown
Police Station. Sale by
owner. No agents. Phone -
223-5730. 263-5732.
2? .3.:.5.. 7.. 3.0.. ....3.-.
HOPE, EBD land public
road to river bank. Ideal for large
ocean ships, warehouse, bond,
to store cement with active
general business $12.5M/
S$63 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
ALBERTTOWN vacant 2".
building, 4-ft. walkway 2-storey
top and ground floor 5 offices.
Ideal for internet caf&Ccomputer
classes $8.5M US$42 000.
Owner will give possessions -
$3.5M/US$17 000. Ederson's
226-5496. Email: gy
D'URBAN St., Lodge wise
investment buying this 2-storey
concrete building, note with 4
2-bedroom Hollywood designed
apartments. Your monthly rent
will pay your mortgage $14M/
US$70 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:

Sarah Johanna 4-bedroom -
$35M: Happy Acres 4-bedroom -
$30M: Prashad Nagar 5-
bedroom $12.75M & $25M; 2-
family Industry $8M;
Ruimzeight $2.2M: Da Silva -
226-8148, 625-1624.
ROBB ST., Bourda near
market vacant 2-storey concrete
building 40'x 88', land 50' x
100'. If divided into 80 mini-
malls your daily income will be
millions dollars. Future
development 4-storey general
store $40M/USS200 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:

with (2) two-storey buildings at
Lot 40 Robb St., Bourda, G/
town. One flat, presently
vacant. Price $20M. Phone
corner 2-storey property top/
ground floors 3 offices.
mesh, grilled. Ideal for
insurance, internet cafe -
$18.5M/US$92 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
2"1 building, 4-ft walkway, 2
large house lots, 2-storey
building, 4 offices, rooms.
Ideal for internet cafe,
English, Maths or other
subjects $8.5M/US$42 000.
Note $3.5M US$17 000.
Owner will give possession.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
SOVERSEAS/local owners
of building we have general
management services paying
your bills, rates, taxes, repairs,
landscaping, handling all
you're legal & court cases calls
now. Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I
vacant new 2-storey mansion.
NOTE on 3 house lots. Ideal
for large bond, store, cement
and merchandise, containers,
trucks. If qualified move in
tomorrow $35M/US$175 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
wisely, no need invest millions
for gold, diamond. Ederson's
Realty has 4!5-storey steel
malls, divided into mini malls,
100 or more to start 24 hours
daily Banki g, Customs.
Travel Service. Average daily
income will be millions. Call
now. Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I
2-stoiey concrete Hollywood
designed 4-bedroom
mansions on 3 house lots.
Ideal for international hotel '-
$26M/ US$130 000.
Ederson's 226-5496 Email:
MON REPOS. residential
vacant new 1 year 2-storey
2-family building top & bottom
2 luxurious bedrooms
mansions, parking for 4
vehicles $8.6M/ USS42 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
KERSAINT Park. resident
vacant new 2-storey concrete
Hollywood designed 3
bedrooms mansion, A acre of
land to build your international
hotel $15M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ECCLES. EBD vacant
large bond 6 000 sq. ft. 25-ft.
high roof. NOTE can store
million bags cement, other
business. If qualified move in
tomorrow $50M/US$250 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
STATION St., Kitty -
vacant new 2-storey mansions
3 bedrooms resident bottom
business $25M/US$125 000.
Ederson's 226-5496 Email:
Prashad Nagar $13M, $25M;
New Market St. $12M, Eccles
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-
4 7 9 9
REGENT St.. Bourda -
vacant 2-storey business
property 2 large offices top and
ground floor one large office.
Ideal insurance, internet cafe,
computer school. If qualified.
move in tomorrow $19.5M/
US$97 000 neg. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
$26M; Bel Air Park -
28M; Vryheid's Lust -
16M; Charlestown -
7M; Regent Road -
50M: Prashad Nagar-
$17M; Robb St. $8M.
Sonja Realty 225-7197.
beautiful two-storey
concrete house, self-
contained bedroom, both
flats very spacious with
parking for 5 vehicles.
GarnetrSt.. Kitty double lot
- ideal for storage bond or
auto sales. Price negotiable.
For more information, call
Naresh Persaud at 225-


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i gotiable. Phone. 220-
5239, 642-6345.
SALE by owner. Fron;
two-storey, 4-bedroom.
-r, d. concrete house with
I, & bath, enclosed
garage. Second house both
located at Triumph. ECD.
Price negotiable. Tel. 227-
ONE three-storey
building 33 000 sq. ft. at
Parika. Ideal for Hotel. Store.
Hospital or any other type of
businesses, etc. Any
reasonablee price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-
1511. N.B.: Extra land to
extend building or new
S2-storey fully concreted
housee 5bedrooms. 2 full
bathrooms, American
fixture faucet, sink, toilet,
cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in
wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage,
front view to Public Road.
Lot 6 Nandy Park, EBD.
Interested person only to
call. Day 226-7806;
evening 225-8410.
property paint shop.
Located at Lot 2 Public
Road, Little 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 contact
owner at above address or
on Tel. No. Work 225-
5457. Home 265-3805.
- double with 5-bedroorn
two-storey house suitable for
school or general business -
$17.5M neg. Lamaha
Gardens flat ranch house,
three- bedroom $15M neg,
Atlantic Ville three-
bedroom wooden house
needs repairs $6.5M neg.
Kitty, Robb Street,
Campbellville, Happy Acres,
Bel Air Park, Republic Park
and others $6.5M -$100M.
Roberts Realty First
Federation Life Bldg., 227-
7627 Office, 227-3768 -
Home. 644-2099 Cell.
WE see all the below
properties as good. we are
thankful for them. we bless
them. IT is your property.
BUY IT NOW!!! Meadow
Gardens reduced from -
S19M to $13.9M; Prashad
Nagar reduced from $17M
to $11.9M; Meadow Gardens
reduced from $13.9M to
$11.9M; Sec. K' needs
repairs drop to 15M from
$19M; Anaira Street
Queenstown fall to $11.9M
from $12.5M; Pike Street,
Kitty, they are asking -
$12.5M. we say $9M; for
you Bel Air Park 4-bedroom
executive $27M. we wish it
comes to $18M for you only;
Subryanville/Bel Air Gardens
- $32M, you can see the sea
and be on a street, they call
Sheriff Ave.: Ogle S9.5M,
large 6 lots at corner of
Cummings and Second
Streets reduced from $42M
to $36M; all lots clear land
for gated community in the
Eccles/Republic Park,6 lots
only $8M each 155 by 60;
Hose lots Republic Park,
Happy Acres, Atlantic Ville,
Prashad Nagar $9M and
one double lot in Lamaha
Gardens $15M., We give
8% of our fees to meet your
Tithes to the universe.
Phone Mr. Anthony Reid
225-2626, 231-2064.

GAMES. TEL. 660-
8100, 628-6883

ONE complete working
5" Lavador with accessories.
Contact 610-9458.
SHOCK treatment for
swiriming pools. Phone
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm).
Mon. to Fri
Shepherd pups, 9 weeks
old, fully vaccinated.
Contact 226-4486.
ONE 20" Samsung colour
television. Perfect condition
and reception. 110V. Tel.
CHLORINE tablets 3"
for swimming pools only.
Phone 227-4857 (8am 4
pm). Mon. Fri
SMALL fridge, queen size
bed, dining set, nibby chair
set. used computer. Going
cheap. 231-5767.
1 CRAFTSMAN generator
2400 watts, 120 volts, at give-
away price. Call 622-4275 or
SLIGHTLY damaged
corrugated alu sheets.
Telephone 226-7054 (business
1 DAEWOO Solar 200 111
excavator. Price negotiable.
Contact Sam on 625-7741. 771-
ONE outboard 8
Johnson engine, excellent
condition. Call 268-2244 -
Road Master, Leonora,
LARGE quantities of
plucked & live chicken for
sale at a farm on EBD. Free
delivery for pluck. Call 663-
IMPORTED fibreglass
stall 36 x 36 with swinging
glass door. Sheriff St. 223-
1 SMALL Iceburg,
double door refrigerator -
$30 000. Call 226-8659,
300 ACRES of land, 20
miles from Soesdyke on the
Demerara River. Access from
Linden Highway $55 000 per
acres. 264-1143.
BRAND new Carrier air-
condition Units -- 38 000 BTU,
central air system with ducts and
vents. 1 electric stove. Call 233-
TOP brands air-
conditioning Units. all sizes
available at reasonable prices.
Installation optional. Tel. 223-
ONE Frigidaire 31" x 67",
proof 100% frost refrigerator/
freezer. 220/240 volts $55
000 neg. Call 226-4889, 664-
3475. anytime.
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine: 1
Power Inverter, 1 000 watts.
Tel. 228-2525.
1 TK Dump truck, 1 -
10-ton 3-wheel roller, 1 3-
ton vibrating roller, 2 580C
Hymacs. All in working
condition. Call 222-6708,
1 200 HP Yamaha
Outboard engine in excellent
working condition. 1 18 000
watts diesel generator. Call
662-6790 or 661-0122.
1 DELL Optiplex GX 280
computer (17" monitor. P4.
2.8 GHz 40G, 1 web ramp, 1
24 hub. Tel. 226-7755. 623-
1 COMPAQ Computer
system. Windows XP, 128
MB Memory. 10 Gig HD in
working condition $55 000
neg Slate Pool table,
working condition $240
000 neg. Contact Tel. 621-

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PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats,
umps, motors, belts, valves,
nobs, etc. Technician
available. Call 622-5776.
ONE Invacare
Homecare bed, imported in
August 2005. No
reasonable offer refused.
Please call telephone
number 226-5335.

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going concern




Seatsipt0o 6 persons
Equipped wi:n : Sound Sys:em
(4 screens. auomatrc fliyv
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toc much io mernio.
Bes reality offer ccepted
serious persons only need enquirer

FREON gas 11, 12, 22.
502 134A & 404A. Also
Helium for balloons and
argon gas. Phone 227-4857
(8 am 4 pm) Mon. to Fri.
FOR SALE/RENT 3 stalls
in Vendor's Arcade facing
Mahaica Bus Park. Ideal for
snackette, cell phone, grocery,
etc. Call 646-6105.
BARGAIN Prices. 2 D4 Cat
Bulldozer. One perfect
working condition. Other for
parts.'Tel. 227-1830. 227-
ONE used Yamaha 2 500
Watt. 110 volts, low noise
generator. Price reasonable.
contact 226-1769 or 612-
GOING out of business.
Internet Cafe computers.
scanners, printers, copiers,
chairs, desks. etc. Call 227-
1319. 225-4709. 625-9477.
GOING out of business.
Internet Cafe computers,
scanners, printers, copiers,
chairs, desks, etc. Cal 227-
1319, 225-4709, 625-9477.
QUANTITY of permanent
crops on island with
transferrable 50 years lease in
Essequibo. Great agricultural
- tourism potentials. Phone
OXYGEN and acetylene
gases, fast and efficient
service. 10 11 Mc Doom
Public Road, EBD. Phone
223-6533 (8 am 4 m)
Mon. to Fri. (Sat. 8 12).
FULLY furnished snackette
at Orange Walk, Bourda
Market. Owner leaving
country. Contact Donna 225-
5247 Market. Home 223-
PIT Bull pups (Red
nose), 4 months vaccinated.
dewormed with full records
and clinic cards. Sluts $35
000, bulls $30 000.
Contact Phil 220-3173.
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills.
1 saw: 1 Jialing motorcycle,
next to new: 1 amplifier: 1
truck pump 1 battery
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel 265-
television, 1 white Westinghouse
double door fridge, 1 Whirlpool
chest freezer, 1 Chester drawers.
Contact 226-0616, 170
Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty.
COMPLETE out fit for
vulcanising shop one type
machine, one wheel balancer
and one compressor. Going
cheap. Owner miqratinq
Contact Wazim. Tel. ': : 1
627-4562, 627-5927.

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R I. C !b Dkip eni-bul!. /' '. ,. ,-
Piici" $15 000 Exciienll yUj 'l
dogs. Contact Tel :i r :.,-
2 8' x '' double i-ili :i '.
Repos Market ior ::aic
unbelievable price Lot 74 & 321.
Located at center of Market.
Perfect for selling clothes. Ask for
Sereka at Market or Call 231-
CAUSTIC Soda 55-lb. -
$4 000; Alum 55-lb. $5000;
Soda Ash 55-lb. $7 500;
Sulphuric Acid 45-gal. $45
000; granular chlorine,
chlorine gas. Phone 227-4857
(8 am 4 pm) Mon. to Fri.
SKY Universal, authorised
dealer for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay
Per View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231-
6093, 227-1151 (Office).
ORIGINAL Old Navy jeans
and jerseys $1 500 S4 000.
New original Reebok sneakers
and boots from USA. Hi top and
low tops $1 000 each.
Wholesale only 3 pairs and
above. Contact Phil. Tel. 220-
DEALS on desktop and lap
top computers Dell, Acer,
Toshiba, etc. Computer
accessories, printers, repairs,
Software, net working and
maintenance at Computer
City, Unit 8, Gafoor's Shopping
Mall, Houston, EBD. Tel. 647-
ALL foreign used Nissan,
Toyota. Honda and Mazda
arts. We have engine,
umper, fenders, leather seats,
CV joint. lights and lots more.
Everything going cheap.
Owner migrating. Contact
Wazim. Tel. 627-4562, 220-
5327, 627-5927.
Going cheap Lister Water
cool engine, TL cab 4 5-speed
gear box, 5 7 & 10-ton
differential. 330 500 complete
engine front TK & TL back spring
chassis dump tray & romp, hub,
Massey Ferguson parts, 1 Tarq
converter for front end loader.
Tel. 339-3608.
leaving country -- 1 WestPoint
AC, 6 pairs garden chairs with
tables, food warmers, 6-burner
stoves, freezer, extractor fan,
kitchen utensils. All suitable
for restaurant. Contact 227-
3283, 223-9316; 615-8920;
644-3593 negotiable.
1 ADMIRAL top load
washer 10.1 Kg capacity,
heavy duty. 2-speed; 1 Bosch
front load washer WED 2004;
2 Siemens front load dryers -
WT 2100; 1 LEC brand freezer.
All 240 volts, good as new; 2
heavy duty top load washers,
need minor repair (110 volts).
Call Tel. 222-2214.
diesel engine with twin disc
pto on bed, good general
conditi" on $1.25M. 4H ft.
steel pontoon EX 12" diesel
with 15 x 28 ft. purple heart
sluice $0.5M. Located
Middle Mazaruni. Call 223-
625-8763 (BET. 9 AM AND
5:30 PM).
TOTAL 2 600. TWO 15" 1
000 NON NEG. TEL. 613-
BOX), May Tag brand. 12 000
BTU with remote control. Price
S75 000 negotiable.
Outboard motor 2 Hp Yamaha,
excellent condition Price -
3120 000 negotiable Air
compressor Yamaha. Ideal for
auto work shops brand new.
Price $70 000 negotiable.
Call 621-0371. (Owner

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information, call 225-
9249 or visit us at 161 Pike
and Alexander Streets,
Kitty, Georgetown.

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Prices cut to the bone

Grocery, Haberdashery Hoidworie
Pleirimu, Electronic parts, git
items, stationery, hitl n .icnril.
post lrds, PVC Pipes & fittings
footwenr, clothing, husehld artides,
Nintendo 64bsystem, Lots more

272 Morshon Street,
North-Eost Annandole
Opp. the Secondary School
Tel: 220-77 0

1 000 piece new cellular
phone parts faces, carry
casing, lighting circuit.
lighting antenna, charges all
types batteries, complete
casing sets. ear pieces, and
many many more, all going
very cheap for wholesalers -
S400 000 neg. for the lot. 1
large General Electric stand
up freezer. 110 v, hardly used.
USA made $105 000. 1
Honda EG 2 500 watts
generator in good working
wnith ickl c1~ood working
condition $105 000. 1 18
000 BTU new Peak Split air
conditioner, complete 240V,
remote control, never used -
$105 000. 1 new set of 4 Nickle
sizes 15 rims to fit any vehicle
with 4 Nickle covers, never
used in box $75 000. 1
Electric 110v pressure pump
washer complete with
nozzle S45 000. 1 Electric
chain saw. 110v complete -
S35 000. 1 cross cut saw.
110v $8 000. 1 complete
internet system with lot of
computers and accessories.
backup, printers, cords, bill
machine, scanner and many
many more, the entire lot
bargain $400 000 along
with large photocopy
machine and manual. 1 new
blue large bath tub
fibreglass never used $30
000. 4 4-drawer metal filing
cabinet at $20 000 each.
1 large vacuum cleaner on
wheels, industrial and
commercial, 110v large
dust bags, for carpet or
floor Dayton $30 000. 1
large water pump with
pressure tank, 110 240v.
automatically operated -
$30 000. 1 Mitre saw on
adjustable table. 110v -
$3 000. Owner leaving

ETC. 225-2500.
ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-3717
Model M truck. Tel: 455-
ONE 212 PJJ 125.
Owner leaving $1.8M. #
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
- 15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel.
# 642-5899.
1 TO"OTA Tacoma.
unregistered. Price neg.
Contact Ryan 629-7010
ONE AT 192 Carina, fully
powered, excellent
condition. Tel. # 256-3750
AE 110 Sprinter.
Immaculate condition, AC. mags.
etc. PHH series. Phone 660-
Corolla. working condition.
Reasonable priced Call

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i TO O iA 2002 Hilux
Exira C':b Picku.p, fuiiy
loaded. mLh. old Call 623-
7291 .
1 RZ minibus, working
condition, mags, etc. Call
276-1275, 611-7014 -
ONE Toyota 3Y 15-seater
minibus in good working
condition. Tel. 222-2718.
fitted with 2T engine,
driving, body work
needed. Tel. 642-9947
1 RZ long base mini
bus, working condition,
mags. music, etc. $900
000. Call 265-3989.
- Mazda MPV V6 mini
van. Price negotiable.
Tel. # 629-0829.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13
sweater, manual $4.1
million. Please contact
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon, 5 A engine,
automatic, like new. 74
Sheriff St.. C/ville 223-
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy
rims & Sony CD player.
Priced to go. # 621-7445.
1 ET 176 Corona
Wagon, excellent working
condition. Tel. 227-8356,
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V6 and V8 4 x 4, GKK
series. Low mileage. Tel.
1 TOYOTA Carina AT
150. PEE 7249.
Reasonable price. Call
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4
Turbo Diesel. Fully
powered, 8 seats. like new.
74 Sheriff St., C/ville.
ONE AT 170 Corona.
Contact FATS, Golden
Fleece Village, West
Coast Berbice. Tel. # 621-
7979 or 645-6067.
ONE RAV-4 Foreign No.
plate. Fully loaded,
immaculate condition. Price
- $3.9M neg. Phone 220-
1543 or 645-6016.
BAY Liner Doral boat with
in-board V6 motor. Seats 6
persons with trailer. Mint
condition. Must sell. Call 225-
5591 or 619-5505.
TOYOTA Carina AT 170,
Corolla AE 91, Corolla AE
100. Call City Taxi Service
- 226-7150.
COROLLA Ceres AE 100 -
PHH series, good condition,
21 owner $1 250 000.
negotiable. Call 228-2780.
ONE 2000 V6 Limited
Toyota 4-Runner.
Immaculate condition
Call 623-3122.
2 -- 580C Hymacs, TK
dump truck '10-ton 3-wheel
roller. All in working
conditions. Call 222-6708,
TOYOTA RAV 4 2-door,
low mileage. Dark Green.
Good condition. Call 624-
4605. 225-4489.
150, excellent
condition. Price S650
000 neg. Tel. 615-9465.
1 NISSAN Violet in
working condition terms can be
arranged. Call 621-2472. 611-
ONE Nissan Caravan
Excellent working
condition. Price negotiable
Contact 277-0108, 626-
NISSAN Pulsar 4-door car
with mag. CD player, Silver,
mint condition, low miles
Lady 90 Honda motor bike in
ood .condition Call 225-
5591. 619-5505.
LINCOLN Town car (Ford)
- four-door luxury Sedan.
automatic, power windows.
locks, seats digital dash. TV
and DVD players, air
conditioner. Onfy 47,000
miles. Like new. S4M
negotiable Phone 647-3000


CARINA 192- PHH. fully
powered AC. like new. Must
be seen. 74 Sheriff St., C;
ville. 223-9687.
190 CORONA. PJJ 7490.
Fully loaded, good condition
Contact No. 225-9748. 226-
ONE AA 60 Toyota Carina
in working condition. Price -
$325 000 neg. Contact
Number 622-6090 or 618-
2000 MODEL Extra Cab
Toyota Tacoma fully loaded,
mag rims, etc. Toyota Provia
minivan. Tel. 225-2873. 226-
ONE Toyota Corolla
Station Wagon ET 176. Price
$675 000 Telephone No.
NEW model Toyota
Starlet four-door. PJJ series,
low mileage. Brand new
motorcycles. Tel. 225-2873,
box type, good
condition. Call 227-
4876 or 223-5204. Cell
621-6209, anytime.
ONE (1) Nissan
Sunny stick shift,
music, 15" rims, good
condition. Contact Ray -
609-7312 or 645-1756.
in good condition mag
rims, stick gear, tape deck.
Tel: 626-6837 after hours -
# 220-4316.
ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
Contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
% TON Ford Truck.
enclosed, parts for
Mercedes 200 series,
engine & transmission for
minibus. Call 227-7777.
PJJ series, immaculate
condition $2.4 M
negotiable. Mint
condition. Contact 276-
0245, 628-4179.
Corona excellent
condition, mag rims, fog
lamps, original spoiler.
Price neg. Telephone
1 RZ mini-bus EFI.
BHH series; 1 AT 170
Corona EFI. fully
powered; 1 AT 170 Carina.
All in excellent
condition. Phone 268-
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working
condition, needs body
work tape deck. AC etc.
Tel. 617-4063/225-
low mileage, well-serviced
Toyota Corolla EE111.
$2.1M. Tel. 265-5053 or
INTEGRA both fully
loaded, 17" rims. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 646-
1 SV 30 Toyota Camry
(immaculate condition)
automatic, fully powered. AC,
mag rims. Price $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 ONE Toyota Noah van
1998 model, immaculate
condition, nice mags, CD
player with cross over, diesel
engine. One owner. Price -
$1.6M. Tel. 613-9442 or 645-
ONE mini car- excellent
condition. 1 300 cc engine.
original, 13" mini mags, crystal
lights, leather seats.
taiconeter, etc Price neg. Tel.
613-9442 or 645-5955.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (5-
door enclosed) 3Y automatic.
fully powered, AC, mag rims,
crash bar, sun roof. Immaculate
condition. Price S2 3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
DEAL of the week. Toyota
Carina AT 192 Starlet EP 91,
automatic, fully powered.
Cash S1 750 00. Deo Maraj
Auto Sales 207 Sheriff &
Sixth Streets. Campbellville.

ONE Nissan Laurel fulyv
loaded, Model C 33. 4-
cylinder. gear. (PW. PM, PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
in immaculate condition:
1 Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CDi
Tape player. bubble tray.
dual air bag, mag rims. etc.
- $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE AT 150 Corona -
stick gear/front wheel drive,
in good condition. Price -
$460 000 negotiable. Tel.
621-3343, 648-8153.

series, 16" nickel rim,
spoiler, CD Player. Price
$975 000 negotiable. Call
ONE 4-Runner,
excellent condition with CD,
mags, V6 engine, left hand
drive. Price S1.4M
negotiable. Call 640-2365
1 AE 100 Sprinter -
fully powered, alarm system,
mags, excellent condition.
Cal 660-3932 or 223-6398.
automatic $395 000 neg.;
AE 81 Corolla. automatic -
$525 000 neg. Call 621-
ONE White Toyota
Camry SV 40 fully
powered, mag rims. Contact
623-8321 (anytime), 218-
0901. Price negotiable.
BMW 3251 Convertible -
automatic. DVD sound system,
mag wheel. Very nice. Must see -
$2.2M negotiable. Phone 647-
3000, 225-4631.
FORD Taurus late PJJ
series, automatic, air-
conditioning, fully powered, CD
Player. Excellent condition.
Phone 225-4631, 647-3000.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-5500,
1 191 COROLLA music,
ood condition. PFF series -
1.5M neg. Contact Terry on
222-4496 or 622-9439.
AT 192 CARINA, SV 32
Camry. AE 100 Corolla, 2
Wagons, ST 190 Corona. AT
170 Carina. Call Mathura -
625-1676. 231-0555.
ONE AE 100 Sprinter -
automatic, fully powered,
PGG series, mags. etc.
Excellent condition $1 150
000 neg. Tel. 270-4465. 642-
1 SILVER Toyota
Sprinter AE 110, in
excellent condition, with
burglar alarm. Call 646-
2747 or 223-4492 (after
hours). Price negotiable.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
automatic, fully powered. AC.
PJJ series, hardly used S1
350 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400. 621-5902.
1 HONDA Vigor, executives
type car automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims. alarm
- $1.2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
COROLLA AE- 91 5600
000, Marino S1M, Corolla
AT 110 S1.3M. Dolly Auto
Rental 272 Bissessar Ave.,
Prashad Nagar 227-7126.
1 929 MAZDA Wagon.
back wheel drive, needs
minor body work good
working condition $250 000
neg. Contact 233-5133 (wi,
233-6250 (h).

1 JEEP Wrangler 4 x 4 -
automatic, straight 6
engine. side & tray bars with
full music system, mags &
air brush S1.8M. Contact
# 621-0637, 223-9024.
SARAH 225-2500, 646-
1 TOYOTA AT 150, 1
Toyota Corolla AE 81. Both
in excellent working
condition, with insurance
and Licence and fitness.
Call Mohan 220-9801.
ONE Black Toyota
Pickup Truck 8-inch lift
kit with Lg wheels, heavy
pulling power. First owner.
One of its kinds. Tel. 226-
6527, Leonard.
Tennessee Night Club.
FORD Tow truck: F 250 body
equipped with warn 10-ton
electric winch. Needs some work
sold as is with documents. $875
000 negotiable. Phone 647-
3000, 225-4631.
FORD Lincoln Stretch
Limousine (black) 7- seater.
automatic, fully powered. Needs
work, drives. Sold as is $3.8M.
Phone 225-4631. 225-2503.
ONE GJJ Leyland
double axle truck with 20-
cyd. tray and hihab. Perfect
for sand electric pole
planting and scrap iron.
excellent condition. Price
negotiable. Call 640-
MAZDA MX-5 Mitra
Convertible only- 18 000 miles,
hard and soft top, CD player, air-
conditioner, 5-speed. Lady-
driven. Tel. 647-3000, 225-2503
$1.9 million neg.
1 2-TON Toyota Dyna truck
(enclosed), diesel, stick gear.
GFF series. Ideal for business.
$T50 000 neg. Call 623-9570
or 220-3404.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
immaculate condition.
automatic, fully loaded, crash
bar $1.4M. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
"1 TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon (PHH series).
automatic, fully powered,
mag rims, CD. Price $1.3M
(neg.). Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA GX 81 Mark
11 (4-cylinder new engine),
automatic, fully powered,
mag rims. Price $875 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902.
Sprinter (PHH series).
automatic. fully powered.
mag rims, immaculate
condition. Price $1 250
000. Contact Rocky #
621-5902, 225-1400.
1 NISSAN Almera (came
in brand new), PHH series
(executive type car),
automatic, fully powered.
AC mririms, alarm. Price
S- ._ ';! Contact Rocky
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
(Silver) manufactured
Sept. 2001, (4,100 Kn),
fully powered. 5F manual.
full crystal lights (front and
rear). Vehicle never
registered. Price $2.6M
(negotiable). Call Tel. #
1 TOYOTA Tacoma (25 000
Km only), GHH series, auto, fully
powered, AC. ma rims, crystal
light, big lights in front, CD.
Immaculate condition. Price -
$2.8M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA SR5-V6 (4
Runner) 4 x 4 (low mileage).
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mnag rims. CD Player, music set.
alarm. Credit available. Price -
2 3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
190E Mercedes Benz
Special Edition. automatic.
'il.jI powere C 2 6-cyinder full
flair package and lots of extras.
Must see. Have minor work, sold
as is $1.6M cash. Phone 647-
3000, 225-4631.
EXOTIC Rentals has for sale
as a going concern White Ford
Lincoln super Stretch limousine
largest in country. Seats up to
16 persons, equipped with DVD
sound. system. (4 screens)
automatic, fully loaded, lots of
extra. too much to mention. Best
realistic offer accepted. Serious
persons enquire only. Phone
227-7677. 624-8402, 225-2503.

ONE AE 91 Toyota
Sprinter $750 000 neg. Tel.
226-5768, 626-8502.
2 AT 170 Corona cars. One
Stick gear. EFI, AC. fully
powered, other automatic. Both
cars in good condition. Tel. 218-
3018, 619-5087.
FORD Taurus late PJJ
series, automatic, air-
conditioning, fully powered, CD
Player. Excellent condition.
Phone 225-4631, 647-3000.
BMW 3251 Convertible -
automatic, DVD sound system.
mag wheel. Very nice. Must see
S2.7M negotiable. Phone 647-
3000, 225-4631.
1 ST 190 Carina one
owner, PHH series, mags, CD,
AC, fully powered windows -
$1 300 000 neg. Contact 225-
1103, 231-3690. 612-4477.
FORD Tow truck: F 250 body
equipped with warn 10-ton
electric winch. Needs some work
sold as is with documents.
Negotiable. Phone 647-3000,
FORD Lincoln Stretch
Limousine (black) 7- seater,
automatic, fully powered. Needs
work, drives. Sold as is $4M.
Phone 225-4631. 225-2503.
190E Mercedes Benz -
Special Edition, automatic, fully
powered, 2.6-cylinder, full flair
package and lots of extras. Must
see. Have minor work, sold as is
S1.6M cash. Phone 647-3000,
Away Price!. Owner leaving
country. One Toyota Ipsum,
one month old.
Immaculate condition.
Contact # 227-3283, 615-
8920, 644-3593
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

Fully powered, 48,000 miles
fA I) DS "tct
4 iiltion

18,000 miles only () t i'iLer,
hard & soft top
Auto, loaded w lo inil-,.
.)1 . 1 .. S2\l
fully loaded, skii'rted. w ri . i,

li 't > ,ter a ,U t e
(alo: 647-3000/2254631

1 JEEP Wrangler from
Canada S1.5M; 1 Mazda BZ
600 Pickup X-Cab $1.5M; 1
6" land dredge going concern
- $3.5M; 1 20-ft. reefer
container; 2 six-cylinder
Perkins: 1 Allison transmission
for truck. Call 617-8400. 225-
- automatic, fully loaded.
CD and cassette Player, fog
lamp. nickel mags.
competition exhaust.
crash bar, side step bar.
brand new looks and drive.
Contact Mr. Khan Auto Sales
- 28 'BB' Eccles EBD Tel
233-2336, 623-9972.
SV 40 CAMRY S1 600
000. 212 Carina $1 600
000. ST 190 Carina S1 300
000, ST 190 Corona $1
200 000. Lancer $1 500
000, AT 192 Carina $1 250
000!$1 350 000. AE 110
Corolla S1 400 000, AT
170 CarinaiCorona $700
000 to S875 000, AE 91
Corola/Sprinter $650
000/$750 000. Toyota Mark
11 S775 000. Ceres/Marino
- 1 050 000 and many
others Contact Dave Auto
Sales. Lot 169 Lamaha and
De Abreu Streets. Newtown.
Kitty. Tel. 225-1103, 612-
4477 after 4 pm 231-3690.

1 NISSAN Vanette
minibus. 12-seater BHH series
Contact 218-3494 or 623-
EXOTIC Rentals has for
sale as a going concern White
Ford Lincoln super Stretch
limousine, largest in country.
Seats up to 16 persons,
equipped with DVD sound.
system, (4 screens) automatic,
fully loaded, lots of extra, too
much to mention. Best
realistic offer accepted.
Serious persons enquire only.
Phone 227-7677, 624-8402,

The place you need
to be when


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Please contact us at
Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
Just behind Brickdarrt
Police Station

RECENT shipment from
Japan. Toyota Carina AT
192 $675 000. Mitsubishi
Lancer CK 2 $925 000,
Toyota Corolla AE 111 -
$850 000, Toyota Corolla
Wagon 5650 000.
Mitsubishi Mirage $1 050
000, Mitsubishi RVR -
$925 000, Toyota Raum -
$1 100 000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on
the Wharf. Contact Fazela
Auto Sales -- 276-0245,
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha
O/B engine; 1 Mini Bus
scrap; 1 KE 10 engine &
gear box: /H HP motors;
poultry waters, trays troughs,
etc.; 1 wooden boat, 1
paper feeder, spray cans,
computers and more. Must
be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
1 AUSTIN Morris Marina,
4-door car automatic, re-
sprayed never registered
came in from England -
$850 000. Excellent
condition 1 400 cc. 1
Chevrolet Silverado 5-door
enclosed van, automatic. 4-
wheel drive, side bars,
power steering, mag
wheels, good tyres,
excellent suspension, ready
for interior or tourist trips.
good for transportation
service $750 000. 1
Yamaha V80 motorcycle,
ladies. CE 3362, excellent
riding condition, hardly
used $150 000. 1 1 500cc
Jialing motorcycle, hardly
used excellent condition -
$250 000. 1 container
hauler single def tractor
unit, good for pulling
timber, container, etc
Nissan diesel working
condition $2.2M neg.
Owner leaving 621-4928.
10 10 Hadfield Street Just
behind Brickdam Police
Station 4 iRZ 15-seater
minibuses: 3 AT 192 fully
powered; 2 AE 100 Corolias
and Sprinters: 4 AE 91
Corollas and Sprinters; 3
AT 170 Coionas and
Carinas: 2 ST 192 Coronas,
3 small Luses Lite Ace and
Town Ace. 3 Starlet Turbos
and Non-Turbos. stick and
auto, 4 Nissan FB 12
Sunnys: Mitsubishi
Lancers and Galants. i FB
13 Nissan Sunnys/Sentras,
3 Hilux Surfs. enclosed!
open: 2 R/'V -. the L and J.
3 AE 91 Corollas stick and
auto. 2 AT 150 Coronas/
Carinas, stick/auto: 1 2
000cc Twin Cam Turbo
Carina 4-door. Please
contact the Professional at
Office 225-9700 or Sunil
- 621-1076 or Khan 623-

LINCOLN Town car
(Ford) four-door luxury
Sedan, automatic, power
windows, locks, seats, digital
dash, TV and DVD players,
air conditioner. Only 47.000
miles. Like new. Negotiable.
Phone 647-3000. 225-4631
CONTACT 626-7073
ARE YOU interested in
buying or selling your
vehicle? Then contact Anitt
or Rockey at Anita Auto
Sales at 43 Croal &
Alexander Streets,
Georgetown. Tel. 628-
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.
4 Runner, Rav 4, Suzuki
Vitara, T/Tundra, Nissan
Sunny FB13.
95-96 $1 700 000, T/CARINA
AT 212 97-98 $1 950 000, T.
CARINA AT 212 98-99 $2
400 000, M/LANCER CK2A -
97-98 $1 950 000. T/
COROLLA AE 110 97-97 -
$1 950 000, T/COROLLA NZE
121-00-01 : $2 900 000, TI
HIACE KZH 116, LH119 & RZH
112, T/HILUX LN 170, LN172,
LN106, YN130, T/RAV 4
PERSAUD. TEL. # 233-2400.
233-2681, 624-7808.
Toyota Corolla NZE
121, AE 110, EE 103.
Honda Civic EK3 & ES1,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab--
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174.
Toyota Hilux Double Cab -
YN 107 LN 107. LN 165.
4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN 169
Toyota Hilux Single Cab
N 106, Toyota Hilux
Surf RZN 18 YN 130
KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E.
FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT
212, Toyota Marino AE
100, Toyota Vista AZV
50. Honda CRV RO1.
Toyota RAV 4, ZCA 26.
ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15.
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100.
Lancer CK 2A, Toyot--
Corona Premio AT 210,
Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110, Mitsubishi Cadil
Lancer SC2A, Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon
AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales,
226 South Rd..
Bourda. Georgetown
Tel. 226-8953, 226-
1973. 227-3185, Fax.
227-3185. We give
you the best cause
you deserve the
EP 91 (4 DOORS)/
4939. A NAME AND A




:;;S).CONTACT TEL. 227-
( ONTACT 623-0957.
'8-23 ECCLES
/ pply 172 East Field Drive,
Nandy Park, EBD.
DRIVERS with car and
Bus Licence for contract
vork. Call 629-5913.
Welder. Must be
prepared to work out of
town. Tel. 233-2352.
1 GANG saw operator.
Contact G. Cheddie, 29
Pouderoyen, WBD. Tel. 264-
Backhoe Operator for
permanent job. Call 222-
6708, 623-3404.
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-5198,
ONE live-in Domestic
between the ages of 25 and
40 years. Contact Denise at
ONE Van Driver with
semi-mechanical skill,
good remuneration. Tel.
227-1813, 2271830.
or rental. Available clients.
Contact Sonja Realty -
225-7197, 623-2537.
2 WAITRESSES. Apply to
Bibi Jameel's 14 Vryheid's
Lust Public Rd.. ECD. Tel.
ipt. for working persons
.n city or suburban with
moderate rental. 226-
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's
Pool Bar, 315 Middle St.,
between 10:30 hrs and 12:00
PERSON to do
weekend vehicles body
work and spray painting.
All tools supplied. Tel.
227-1813, 227-1830.
WHOLE day Domestic to
.vork 4 days per wk.
Preferably not older than 35
yrs. Serious enquiries only.
-Kitty, Campbellville. Price -
.$30 000. Call Rakesh.
Telephone 628-3352 or 227-
WORKERS to work in
Suriname on banana
plantation. Good salary.
Must have valid passport and
permit. Call 442-0620.
1 PORTER preferably
in G/T on EBD for Leyland
10-ton Dump truck from 5
am to 4/5pm. Tel. # 226-
5588, 646-8343, 614-
220 single phase to 220 or
440 3-phase. Contact
Lawrence. Tel. 322-0309.
ONE experienced Taxi
Service Dispatcher. Call 227-
0902 or 227-3336
WHOLE day Domestic,
preferably not older than
35 yrs. and living in or near
Georgetown Serious
enquiries only. Call 223-
Waitresses to work at Jam's
Bar at Montrose Public Road
$7 500 weekly. Tel. 220-
2706. Can live-in.
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country
area, age 35 to 45. Tel. 609-
ONE Salesgirl. one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18 -25.
Must be pleasant and
friendly and live on the
ECD. Call 615-8121

CARPENTER'Miason with
own tools Apply,. 68 Robb
Street, Guyana Variety Store
Ask for Neetii
girls to work in Printery Tel 225-
8997 between 8 am and 2 pm.
house in Central Georgetown
for single person for home/
office. Rental must be between
$35 000 and $50 000 per
month. Call Mr. Persaud at 225-
1540 or 622-8308.
ATTENDANT. Apply 353
East St., opposite G/town Public
Hospital Comp., between
Lamaha and New Market Sts.
PURI Maker. Counter
persons. Apply at Shanta's,
225 Camp & New Market
Sts. Tues Thurs. 3 5 pm.
MANAGER to work at
Hotel Purple Heart Rest. &
Bar, Charity, Essequibo
Coast, Experience will be
an asset. Call 225-2535
or 626-6909.
DECENT working
female roommate to share
furnished apartment in
Kitty $19 000 including
light & water. Call
Sharon 649-2358.
FAMILY to take care and
work at bond both parties
would be occupied. Living
accommodation provided
also one handyman. 621-
ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person
with written application to
Regent Household
Electronic, 143. Regent
Road. Tel. 227-440-4.
COUNTER Clerks. Apply
in person with written
application to BISH &
SONS. Discount Store, 38
Cummings Street,
ONE (1) General live-in
Domestic from the country
side area. At 53 Philadelphia,
EBE. Age 30 -40. Tel. # 260-
4488 or 260-2989.
HANDYMAN to work in
furniture store. Bring
application to True Value
Store (Furniture Section) -
124 King St., Lacytown.
Opposite Esso.
CARPENTER/Mason with
own tools. Apply 68 Robb
Street, Guyana Variety Store.
Ask for Neetu.
experience in music, movies
& electronics items. Apply 68
Robb Street, Guyana Variety
Store. Ask for Neetu.
EXOTIC Rentals is
looking for one experienced
Driver for stretch limousine.
Driver should have a valid
Driver's Licence, 10 years
average in driving large
vehicle. Apply 68 Robb
Street, Lacytown. (Nut
Centre). 227-7677. Ask for Ms.
Salesgirls and Handyboys.
Apply with written application
to Regent Household
Electronic, at 143 Regent.
Road Bourda. Tel. No. 227-
SEWING machine
operators, trimmers &
ironers. Apply in person to
Lama Ave., Bel Air Park
(next to the Chronicle).
Hairdresser Must know to do
manicure, pedicure, facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please
contact. Tel 223-5252 or
URGENT needed -
buildings for sale or rent -
Regent St., Robb St., North Rd..
Church St., Vlissengen Rd. other
areas not mentioned.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:

- Apply in person with written
application at Texaco.
Vlissengen Road
Waitresses, 1 Kitchen staff, 1
able-bodied Handyman, age
18 to 25. Apply with written
application and passport
picture, 189 Barr Street, Kitty.
COMMERCIAL properties/
land/business places/
offices/bonds and vehicles.
Ready buyers/tenants. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
work in hotel. One Maintenance
man to work flexible hours,
three Receptionists, three Chefs,
three Housekeepers. Send
application to: PO Box 12407
Georgetown, Guyana.
EXOTIC Rentals is looking
for one experienced Driver for
stretch limousine. Driver
should have a valid Driver's
Licence, 10 years average in
driving large vehicle. Apply 68
Robb Street, Lacytown, (Nut
Centre). 227-7677. Ask for Ms.
TO buy one property or
vacant house lot, near the
Public Road on WCD,
between Vreed-en-Hoop &
Parika (good residential
area) or Herstelling $5M -
$6M neg. Contact Persaud.
USA (home) 201-332-
2348. Work 201-985-2884.
Suresh tel. 269-0766.
FEMALE Personal
Assistant wanted -
hardworking, honest, loyal
and fast learner. $160 000
monthly. Email
Porters, Salesgirls and
Salesboys. Apply Avinash
Complex. Water Street,
.Athina's by the East Coast Bus
Park & Anand's Regent Street.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829
(1) Watchman to work at
residence at Section 'K',
Campbellville for a 12-hr. period
(7 pm 7 am). Salary negotiable.
Contact Tel. 226-9279, 225-
9920, 225-4500.
50 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(Dogs) Division, 2 lorry and
van Drivers to work as Drivers
on contract (like minibus).
Contact The Manager. R.K's
Security Service 125,
Regent Road, Bourda.
WANTED at Survival
Supermarket Evening
cashier (4:30 pm 11 pm).
Applicants must apply with a
written application and a
passport size photo to 16
Duncan St. and Vlissengen
Road. Transportation is
provided for employees living
within Georgetown. Tel. #
age range 37 50 yrs.,
experience with domestic work,
experienced cook an asset, two
recommendation letters a must.
Former nurse or teacher an asset.
Location Friendship, EBD, two
days off per week. Immediate
interview, good salary. Job starts
July 1, 2006. Call 226-9729.
LIVE-IN Domestic to do
general house work, salary based
on experienced. Preferably from
country area. Apply 68 Robb
Street, G/town. Guyana Variety
WORK: Labelling, filling and
with 3 subjects CXC/GCE
including English. Good
presentation and Computer
skills. DRIVER/SALESMAN: 30-
45 years old with previous
experience in a similar capacity
is an advantage. EXPERIENCED
work in stock room and delivery
van. Apply in person with written
application to: Secretary. Twins
Manufacturing Chemists. 30
Industrial Estate, Ruimveldt.
(Opposite Textile Mill).

Ashantha de Mel

returns as Sri

Lanka selection


COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
(Reuters) Sri Lanka have
appointed former fast bowler
Ashantha de Mel as
chairman of a new-look
national selection panel.
de Mel, 46, replaces former
Sri Lanka spinner Lalith
Kaluperuma, who chaired a
controversial four-man panel
that faced mounting criticism
from the local media in recent
The new panel, appointed
by the government, also
includes former wicketkeeper
Amal Silva as well as Don
Anurasiri and Shabbir Asgerally.
de Mel had served a one-
year term as chairman before
leaving in April last year. His
tenure included a public falling-
out with skipper Marvan
Atapattu after the axing of
middle order batsman for a two-
Test series against Pakistan.
de Mel had said his capacity
as chairman has been

1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(V6 EFI), automatic,
fully powered. 330
Bedford Dump Truck, just
rebuilt. Never used.
Night Hawk motorcycle.
Tel. 338-2345.

CIRCUIT City Internet
Cafe and Computer
School, Lot 2 D'Edward
Village. W/C/B. All
Internet facilities,
Scanning and Fax
Services. Tel. # 327-
5369 or 625-7189.

1- GOING business
place, 30ft x 35ft. 1-
secured beautifully
tiled office 30ft x 25ft.
1-3 bedroom house -
fully grilled in N/
A.Call 333-2500.
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes -
located in Coburg
Street (next to Police
Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-

building, newly built
in the heart of New
Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically
Call 333-2457, 337-
2-STOREY prime
residential _property
situated in Lanefield
Ca nje P blic Road.
Price 2- 0 million.
negotiate Contact
Tel. 327-7164.

undermined by "vested
interests" of the other selectors
and pledged not to return unless
given his own team.
"I have always said: I
was willing to take on the
job again only if there is-a
decent selection
committee," de Mel t6id
reporters late on Friday.
de Mel said he would turn
Sri Lankan cricket around if
changes were made to ihe
domestic cricket structure, '
"We are appointed foria
year and within that confined
space of time we need to put
into place strategies to
improve our local
tournaments," de Mel added.
"Standards are deteriorating
because there is some problem
with the system in place. We
need to sit and bring out some
good ideas to put Sri Lanka's
cricket back on track."
The new committee's first
task will be the selection of Sri

CHURCH View Hotel,
Main and King Streets,
NA. Tel: 333-2880. Gift
Flower and Souvenir
Shop, Main & Vryheid
Streets. # 333-3927

Store, panel doors,
cupboard doors,
windows and mouldings.
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Lanka's one-day squad for a
five-match series in England in
June and July.
de Mel was Sri Lanka's
leading fast bowler after their
elevation to Test cricket in
1982, taking 59 wickets at
36.94 in 17 Tests before a
serious injury ended his
career after the 1987 World


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U-19 ...

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on a strong foundation and
we are pleased to be associ-
ated at this level of the game,
which is pivotal to the future
of West Indies cricket.
"We are delighted to part-
ner with the WICB to cement
the place of our talented
young cricketers in West
Indies cricket and indeed on
the world stage."
During the signing cer-
emony, Gordon acknowledged
the TCL Group's significant
"We thank the TCL Group
for its continued and invaluable
support of a cornerstone of the
future of West Indies cricket,
our Under-19 tournament,"
Gordon said.
"We believe that this sup-
port would provide the impetus
for many young aspiring play-
ers to propel the West Indies
once again to their rightful place
at the top of international
As in the past, this year's
tournament will be comprised of
two competitions a limited
overs and a three-day 'Test' sc-
Carded for August, teams
from across the Caribbean
will match their skills in
Barbados for a chance to win
the coveted TCL Group West
Indies Under-19 Limited
Over and three-day Chal-
lenge trophies.
T&T are double defending
Five players have been re-
tained on the T&T from last
year's tournament in St Vincent
and the Grenadines, including
West Indies youth off-spinner
Sunil Narine; batsmen Adrian
Barath, Marion Barclay, Darren
Bravo and fast bowler Jeewan
Pacer Keegan Roy, who
played in the 2004 tourna-
ment in Jamaica, has also
been included on the T&T

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China win fifth


world team title

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) sive Uber Cup badminton
Runaway favourites China yesterday.
thrashed the Netherlands 3- World number one Zhang
0 to claim their fifth succes- Ning spearheaded China's

Bucknor accuses

TV crews of...

From back page
one he got out with. It has been known to happen.
"When these things are happening, it makes life extremely
difficult for the umpires. Who do you trust from there on. You
don't know."
Although he admits that there is a place for technology in
the game and would like to see "a little bit more", Bucknor, a
member of the ICC's elite panel of umpires, said the misuse of
the technology is eroding the trust between umpires and play-
"In the beginning of my career, umpires were trusted,"
he said. "When umpires said not out, the man was trusted,
so they would say he is a good umpire and nobody ques-
tioned him.
"Today, the technology shows up his mistakes, and makes
life a little bit difficult for umpires, especially when it has been
known to happen that technology has been used to make um-
pires look bad."
Bucknor was also disappointed that umpires were not con-
sulted about the ICC Cricket Committee's recommendation to
allow players a certain number of appeals per innings to the
TV replay umpire, if they feel a decision made by the on-field
umpire may be incorrect.
"I'd be happy to be part of this change, but these things
happen and we know about them happening rather than for us
to say this is what we want," Bucknor said.
"We'll have to live by them. Whatever they say, we'll just
have to live by."
Last month, Billy Doctrove, another West Indies um-
pires, joined Bucknor on the ICC elite panel.

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In memory of my loving
Born March 28, 1942
Departed May 6, 2005
Our wonderful dad has
gone to rest
For all of us he did his
We thank you a million
and more
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encouragement and
To mould us into what we are today
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kind and loving S
Ways will certainlybe remebe r ememeered '
and cherished
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In ada/ times
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charge by edging out Indone-
sian-born Mia Audina 21-18,
19-21, 21-18 in the opening
rubber of the Tokyo final.
Xie Xingfang, the world
number two, beat Judith
Meulendijks 21-17, 21-18 and
Jiang Yanjiao completed the
whitewash with a 21-9, 21-7
victory over Rachel van
"I got a bit anxious trying
to finish it off when I was up
19-16 in the second game,"
Zhang told reporters after re-
peating her win over Audina in
the 2004 Athens Olympic final.
"I dumped a lot of drop
shots into the net but I managed
to cut out the mistakes after
that and I think that was the
key for me."
Xie consolidated China's 1-
0 lead with a tough win over
Meulendijks but she was forced
to come back from 13-7 down
in the second game.
It was China's 10th over-
all title in the women's world
team championships. They
also won five in a row be-
tween 1984 and 1992.

From back page

little ground benefited from
plenty of sunshine, and the
diligence of the workmen
and the inmates.
Motivating them a little
more was the knowledge that
Bourda was hosting its last in-
ternational match and everyone
is keen to give the ground a rous-
ing send-off before the Provi-
dence Stadium under construc-
tion on the outskirts of the capi-
tal is inaugurated for the 2007
ICC World Cup in the West
The match is also to mark
the international debut of home-
town boy Sewnarine
Chattergoon, and the return to
the West Indies squad of Corey
Collymore from injury and
Marlon Samuels from the
selectorial chill.
A visitor entering Bourda
late yesterday afternoon
would have found it hard to
comprehend why no cricket
was played, after Interna-
tional Cricket Council
(ICC)l match officials de-
cided late on Friday to cancel
the third One-day Interna-
tional at the same venue.
Following consultation with
local officials, the decision to
abandon the match was taken,
after persistent rain on the
Guyana coastline over the past
two days left the outfield quite
After the mopping opera-
tions were completed during the

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mother and jry ,. ir i -.1 1.,
departed this life on May 3,
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garden and found an
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Sadly missed by her loving husband Ramnarine Makardajh
aka Gandhi, children. Davo, Lizzy, Putsy, Terry & Kevin,
grandchildren Shelly, Pado. Vikash. Saurav, Robin, Niki.
Rahul, Annmarie, Antonio, Stephanie, Farina. Nicholas and
Lorenzo, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers, sisters.
nieces. nephews and other relatives and friends,

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morning hours, most of the af-
ternoon was spent trimming the
grass that had sprung up in the
outfield over the last few days.
The extensive covers
that had been employed to
protect the pitch were
peeled back for most of the
day, revealing a typically
hard, true surface that
should provide an ideal
platform for the combat-
The coaching staff and the
captains of both sides, as well
as umpires Steve Bucknor, Billy
Bowden, Billy Doctrove, and
match referee Chris Broad all
visited the ground to inspect the
They would have been as-
tonished by the sterling work
of the workmen and inmates
and the significant improve-
ment in the conditions that
had taken place.
The West Indies Cricket
Board (WICB) had taken a
chance with the scheduling of
the matches at this time of the

year in Guyana.
May is traditionally one
of the wettest months of tne
year in Guyana, a country lo-
cated on the northern tip of
the South American conti-
Only once has an interna-.
tional match been scheduled in
May, when six years ago, Paki-
stan had the last two days of
their Test against West Indies
washed out.
Conditions improved so
much so yesterday that both
teams were able to get out of the
cocoons of their hotel rooms.
and conduct training sessions.
West Indies lead the seven-
match series 2-0, after winning
the first two matches last week-
end in Antigua by five wickets
and 98 runs.
The teams are also
scheduled to play the first
ODI, under lights, in the Car-
ibbean in St Lucia, followed
by a dbuble-header in
Trinidad next weekend that
will complete the series.

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beloved dad and husbjan.:
grandfather, father-in-lid,
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Sunset: 7-05-2003
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kissed that rainy
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the evening", little did
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1 snatched you from .1
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dreams. but not our courage
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death you guide us to do the same
The very same life you shared with us is still there dad with
yourlove & memories
Rest in peace my love
Forever remembered by your sorrowing wife Bibi
Zarneena Sookdeo ak (Baby Shines), daughters
Annette, Anita, only son Avinash, grandson Alex, son-
in-iaw Mahendra brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters
isseris-in-law, ot!-or relatives & friends.

Fourth ODI looks

possible if ...

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IV ,w-_ w17

England A beat Sri

Lanka by 10 wickets

SRI Lanka's preparations for
the first Test at Lord's suf-
fered a big blow when they
went down to an embarrass-
ing 10-wicket defeat by En-
gland A.
The tourists resumed day
three on 68-5 and were skittled
for 118, Jon Lewis ending with
match figures of 9-110.
Tillakaratne Dilshan held up
England A with a dogged 40 but
when he fell to Stuart Broad (3-
17) the end was swift. (Scores:
England A 259 & 41-0 bt Sri
Lanka 179 & 118 by 10 wick-
Alastair Cook and Rob Key
needed only eight overs to
'knock off the 39 needed shortly
after lunch in Worcester.
Dilshan began confidently
by hitting Rikki Clarke for suc-

cessive boundaries in the second
over of the day.
But the slide started when
Chamara Kapugedera edged
Liam Plunkett behind, while
Farveez Maharoof chipped
Lewis straight to Key at mid-
Broad produced a lifting de-
livery to surprise Dilshan into
edging to Cook at second slip
and there was little resistance
from the tail-enders.
Defeat with a day to spare
does not bode well for Sri
Lanka's chances at Lord's next
week but coach Tom Moody
says their struggles were partly
explained by the higher seam on
the new Dukes ball.
"It's given us a clear indica-
tion of what the ball is poten-
tially going to do this summer.

I- F
YOUNGSTER Stuart Broad
produced another
impressive display.

"This is the first time
we've used the 2006 ball in a
match we've had a good look

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at it and we're going to have to
work very hard between now
and Thursday as bowlers and
batsmen to familiarise ourselves
with the differences.
"The seam's a little bit more
elevated and it's bound to help
if there is a bit of seam move-
Lewis expects the tourists
to be a different proposition
when they take on the senior
England side on Thursday.
"There was seam move-
ment, variable bounce and the
ball swung quite a lot, which it
always tends to do at Worces-
ter," he told BBC Sport. "I
don't think this pitch will be
anything like the one at Lord's.
"I'm not sure that's a true
reflection of how good their bat-
ting is. They have struggled for
runs but I think you'll find on
Thursday that they will be a lot
more composed.
"They're all quite small
guys and small guys don't tend
to move their feet a lot when the
ball swings around.
"When the ball does swing
and seam if you're not moving
towards it you can get into
"They seemed to get
stuck behind the crease a lot
in this game so I'm sure
they'll be working on getting
out to the ball more." (BBC


Cavs clinch series with

OT win over Wizards

(Reuters) The Cleveland
Cavaliers pipped the Wash-
ington Wizards 114-113 in an
overtime thriller on Friday to
seal a 4-2 series victory in the
first round of the NBA play-
LeBron James led Cleveland
with 32 points but it was his
supporting cast that made the
difference, Donyell Marshall
scoring 28, Ronald 'Flip'
Miurray making four free
throws in the last 23 seconds
and Damon Jones hitting the
game winner in overtime.
While the Wizards double-
Ctvered James for most of the
evening. Cleveland's reserves
took advantage of the extra
space. scoring more points (58)
than any group of hack-up play-
ers in NBA playoff history.
Cleveland head coach Mike
Brown praised his whole team.
hut sillglcd c t Jai t.lne eiT ors.
'LeBron makes us atll look
like we knosw wx\hat we're do-
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Two minutes later, Donyell
Marshall hit a three-point shot
giving the Cavaliers a 35-34 lead
and silencing the home crowd.
Washington's Gilbert Are-
nas hit a three-pointer at the
end of the fourth quarter to send
the game into overtime and had
two free throws with 16 sec-
onds left that would have put
the game away.
"If you miss both of those
free throws, you're going


home," James told Arenas as he
stepped up.
Arenas, who scored a game-
high 36 points, missed both throws.
setting the stage for Jones' game-
winner with less than five seconds
left in overtime.
James was more than
happy to share the glory in a
post-game press conference,
saying Jones, "the self-pro-
claimed best shooter in the
universe, hit a dagger.

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Parker lifts Spurs

to series-clinching

win over Kings
NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) Tony Parker scored a career
playoff high 31 points to lift the San Antonio Spurs into
the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 105-83 win at
the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
The defending NBA champions clinched the best-of-seven
Western Conference series 4-2 and will next face state rivals
the Dallas Mavericks in a clash of two 60-win teams.
The first game is in San Antonio today, meaning a short
turnaround time for the Spurs.
"I thought our defence did it for us tonight," San Antonio
coach Gregg Popovich told reporters.
'Tony (Packer) was really special tonight He did a greatjob."
San Antonio took a seven-point lead after a sluggish first
half and pulled 16 ahead in the third quarter to close out the
series, winning for the first time
on the road.
The Spurs led by as many
as 23 in the final quarter and
were never threatened.
Bruce Bowen added 16
points for the Spurs and made
4-of-5 of his 3-point anempts, N
while Tim Duncan added 15
points and six rebounds
"We understood Ihis team
is difficult to beat here- Ihey
have a great crowd but it was ,. .
more about us playing strong xi
defence," Bowen told reporters.
"This wasn't the typical 1-
8 (seeds) type series. Hope-
fully, this helps us prepare for TONY PARKER
The confident Spurs also
took advantage of a leg injury that limited the effectiveness of
Ron Artest who was injured early in the second quarter.
Although he returned after halftime, he was clearly limited,
scoring just 11 points on 2-of-ll shooting.
Mike Bibby led the Kings with 19 points, while Bonzi Wells
added 17 points and had 11 rebounds.
The Spurs shot 51 percent from the field to just 41 per-
cent for the Kings.


ar -'

Fast Company

wins feature race

TCL Group to

sponsor Windies

U-19 tourney for

another three years

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
(CMC) The TCL Group will
sponsor the West Indies Un-
der-19 tournament for an-
other three years after ex-
tending their sponsorship
agreement with the West
Indies Cricket Board last
Dr Rollin Bertrand, TCL's
chief executive, signed the
agreement with WICB presi-
dent Ken Gordon at the board's
offices at Carlos Street in
The sponsorship will run
from 2006 to 2008.
The TCL Group has been a
dedicated sponsor of the
region's premier youth cricket
tournament over the last three
years, having undertaken the
role of title sponsor since 2003.
The tournament, which at-
tracts cricketing aspirants from
the region, gives young players
an opportunity to showcase
their talents to a wider audience
including the regional selectors.
Over the years, this tourna-
ment has provided West Indies
cricket with a stream of play-
ers who have either made their
mark or are on the verge of do-
ing so on the world and regional
Some of the most recent
graduates have been Javon
Searles. Martin Nurse, Xavier
Marshall. Jason Mohammed.
Denesh Ramdin. Ravi Rampaul
and Leon Johnson.
"The TCL Group takes
pride in the role it plays in de-

veloping the youth of our re-
gion," remarked Dr Rollin
Bertrand, chief executive officer
of the TCL Group.
"Success relies heavily
Please see page 26

Kiwis stay in the hunt am

Kallis joins Sobers club

By Telford Vice

rica (Reuters) Jacques
Kallis joined Garfield Sobers
in one of cricket's most ex-
clusive clubs during the third
Test between South Africa
and New Zealand yesterday
but it was the visitors who
had the better of the day.
All-rounder Kallis took his
200th wicket to become only
the second man after West In-
dian great Sobers to capture 200
wickets and score 8 000 runs.
"It's a very special club, ob-


viously, and it's an honour to
join it." Kallis told reporters. It
will mean more to me in years
to come when 1 retire and sit
back to think about it."
Kallis, who passed the 8
000 run mark earlier in the se-
ries, could only sit
early in the day yesterday as
South Africa collapsed from
their overnight 133 for four to
a total of 186, a lead of just 67
over New Zealand's 119.
New Zealand were 214
for six, a lead of 147, when

Apl s agai nst urnpire

di on thieca rs

THE ability of players to
appeal against decisions made
by on-field umpires were the
main recommendations made
by the ICC's cricket
committee during its two-day
meeting in Dubai. All changes
will need to be approved by the
full ICC board when it meets
in London in July.
The main trials involving
umpiring will take place at the
Champions Trophy in India
later this year, although the
committee did express
reservations about the impact
such moves could have on the
Spirit of Cricket.
The headline-grabber was
the recommendation that both
teams be allowed three appeals
per innings to the third umpire
if they believe the on-field
official is wrong, but such
appeals would not be allowed to
include technology such as
Hawk-Eye or the Snickomcter.
What was interesting was
the admission that this was
only approved by six votes io

five, so the move has
considerable opposition even
within the committee, with the
major concerns being about the
undermining of the on-field
What will be welcome
among crowds across the world
is the news that umpires would
be asked to adopt a play-
whenever-possible approach to
bad light. The use of floodlights
during Test matches, long
regarded as being effectively
useless, would also be scrapped.
There was also a common-
sense decision about early last-
day finishes to dead Test
The committee's
surviving experiment from
last summer, the Powerplay,
was given another reprieve, a
decision arrived at because,
as Allan Border explained,
"our hope is that, as time
goes on, those captains start
to show more initiative and
innovation in the way they
use them. (Cricinfo)

at Brighton

Reform Turf Club
RACING horse Fast Company darted out of the starting
box and maintained a steady pace against lone opponent
Millennium Wind to emerge victorious at the Brighton
Reform Turf Club in Corentyne, last Sunday, in the fea-
ture race of the day.
The F Class and Lower win was for $80 000 and the Oscar
Bhola Memorial trophy while the second-placed finisher re-
ceived $40 000. Six races were held for the day, since the I
Class was called off because only two horses were entered.
The day itself was significant since racing returned to the
area after some 12 years of absence. And according to reports
from the club's secretary Latchman Bhola it was well attended.
The first race, that of the L Class and Lower, saw
Shuesuenie cross the finish line first to win $50 000 while Love
Song and Happy Ticket finished second and third respectively.
An amazing tie ensued in the second race the unclassified
one with Honest Grey and Untouchable crossing the finish
line together, followed by Rasta Man.
Race three the H Class and Lower, saw MacGyver fin-
ishing ahead of Starlight to take the $65 000 first prize.
The JK and Lower, race number four of the day, saw Asian
Dancer win over Dust Dancer and Happy Ticket respectively
to cop the Urmilla Bhola Memorial stakes ($55 000 first place)
and trophy.
While the second unclassified race, consisting of a full field
of 12 horses was won by tsunami, who bagged $30 000, while
Ssecond-placed finisher Honest Grey won $15 000 and Samari-
tan $7 500.
Among sponsors were: Banks DIH; NBIC Rose Hall
branch; Ken Bhola, treasurer of club; overseas-based
Guyanese, former jockey Rickey Dabydeen; the Brighton
Turf Club; the Ramnauth family of Canada; Poonai Phar-
macy and Jumbo Jet.

minimum, to feel as if we have
a reasonable total to bowl at and
to give the South Africans quite
a bit to think about."
New Zealand's hopes lie
with Daniel Vettori (21 not out)
and Jacob Oram (19 not out)
after earlier solid knocks from

NEW ZEALAND 1st innings 119 (M.
Ntini 5-35)
SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings (o/n
G. Smith c McCullum b Franklin 63
B. Dippenaar b Martin 0
H. Amla c Papps b Styris 56
J. Kallis b Martin 9
A. Prince c McCullum b Martin 4
A. de Villiers c Styris b Franklin 2
M. Boucher Ibw b Franklin 0
S. Pollock not out 32
A. Hall Ibw b Martin 5
D. Steyn b Martin 2
M. Ntini c McCullum b I'ills 8
Extras: (nb-5) 5
Total: (all out, 44 overs) 186
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-99, 3-131, 4-
131, 5-139, 6-139, 7-139, 8-145, 9-
Bowling: C. Martin 15-2-37-5 (nb-1),
J. Franklin 13-2-87-3 (nb-4), J. Oram

Nathan Astle (45) and Scott
Styris (42).
South Africa lead the three -
match series 1-0.
Chris Martin brings t' e
Kiwis back into the gan:e
with some fine bowling to i e-
turn figures of five for 37.

4-0-20-0, K. Mills 8-0-30-1, N. Astle 2-
S. Styris 2-1-1-1.
NEW ZEALAND 2nd innings
M. Papps c Hall b Kaliis 15
J. How Ibw b Steyn 4
S. Fleming c AB de Villiers
b Kallis 37
S. Styris c & b Steyn 42
N. Astle c Boucher b Steyn 45
J. Oram not out 19
B. McCullum c Boucher
b Pollock 5
D. Vettori not out 21
Extras: (b-5, lb-1 6, nb-3, w-2) 26
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Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-40,3-82,4-158,
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bad light and rain ended play
19.1 overs early.
Kallis took his milestone
wicket an hour after lunch when
Stephen Fleming (37) edged a
drive to AB de Villiers at third
slip but overall the Kiwis had
the better of the exchanges.
"All our plans went awry and
that was very disappointing, but
New Zealand bowled very well,"
South African coach Mickey
Arthur told a news conference.
"It was a frustrating day,
but they are only 147 ahead and
we are very much in the game."
He added: "The wicket
does a lot more in the morn-
ing than in the rest of the
day. It seemed to flatten out
later, even though we beat the
edge a lot."
Paceman Chris Martin, who
spearheaded New Zealand's at-
tack with his return of five for
37, said: "It's evenly balanced,
the first session tomorrow
could be the most crucial session
in the match.
"We need another 50 runs,

By Isaiah Chappelle

WEST Demerara and Berbice
registered victories in the
opening round of the 3rd
Ashton Taylor Memorial Un-
der-30 Inter-association foot-
ball championships that
kicked off at three venues
Playing in muddy condi-
tions at the Beterverwagting
Community Centre ground,
West Demerara needled hosts
East Coast Demerara who actu-
ally controlled the run of play,
while in Georgetown at the
Guyana Sports Club (GSC)
ground, the hosts and Bartica
played to a 1-1 draw.
In a match that started on
time, East Coast Demerara
played all the football, but West
Demerara capitalised on a lapse
and netted the winning goal in
the 31st minute. Desmond Hec-
tor finished a rebound off the
goalkeeper who saved the first
The other Group A match
did not come off, with Upper
Demerara failing to make the
trip to the Essequibo Coast to
meet the hosts.
Coordinator Lawrence
Griffith told Chronicle Sport
that the mining town team wrote
him explaining that they had no
money to travel.
Upper Demerara will next
host East Coast Demerara, next
week Saturday, and West
Demerara will host Essequibo.
In Group B fixtures, at
Burnham Park in New
Amsterdam, hosts Berbice
whipped East Bank Demerara,
4-0. No other detail was avail-
able at press time.
Georgetown and Bartica
played to a 1-1 draw at the
Guyana Sports Club ground,
Thomas Lands.
The city team controlled
the run of play in the opening
ten minutes but Bartica settled
down for an almost even game.
The interior had stout defence
with Andrew Chandler at cen-
tre, Ryan Andries at right and

STOUT defence: Bartica's Damian Fordyce (left) takes control to stop another
Georgetown raid. (Photo: Quacy Sampson)

Damian Fordyce at left.
But Bartica's midfield and
striking line were not clicking,
bogged down by Rawle Smith
who stood and watched play,
jogging at the best for balls.
No goals materialised in the
first half, with Georgetown go-
ing the closest, with Fordyce
barely deflecting the ball to the
right of the eastern goal.
Georgetown again were in
command in the opening min-
utes of the second half, becom-
ing stronger as the match pro-
gressed and only the defence
withstood the raids, with goal-
keeper Prior Jones effecting
some nice saves.
Konata Mannings needed
one lapse and he hammered
home the first goal in the 64th
minute. Bartica's defence play-
ers were caught out of position
as Mannings worked his way

on the left wing, dribbled the
lone defence and sent a diago-
nal shot from ten metres out to
rock the net at the far post.
That goal sent Bartica into
attack mode and the bench made
an important change at the start
of the half, inserting National
Under-16 striker Sylvester Da
Silva for the lethargic Smith.
That improved their striking
Da Silva, however, messed
a chance about three minutes
from game time. He worked
his way inside the box, drew
the goalkeeper, dribbled him
and he went down. But he
failed to shoot instantly and
Vernon Mills, who is actually
a striker, clutched the ball to
But he redeemed himself in
the 90th minute, again drawing
the goalkeeper, dribbling him,

and the defence then hammered
the ball, which hit under the
crossbar, rebounding off the net
beneath and the referee signalled
Bartica coach Michael Dos
Santos told Chronicle Sport that
the team was only called up on
Thursday and in this match, the
team played together for the
first time.
"I opted for a strong bench,
inserting Da Silva only in the
second half. I'm pleased with
the overall performance."
Georgetown, too, did not
have a full team at the scheduled
14:00 h start. The match was
delayed for nearly half hour and
they inserted striker Mills in
In next weekend's fix-
tures, Georgetown will host
East Bank Demerara and
Bartica will host Berbice.

World champion Gatlin runs 9.95 for Osaka win

OSAKA, Japan, (Reuters) -
Olympic and world champion
Justin Gatlin got his season
off to a flying start with vic-
tory in the 100 metres at the
Osaka Grand Prix in 9.95
seconds yesterday.
Gatlin, who is gunning for
Asafa Powell's world mark of
9.77 seconds was pleased to go
under 10 seconds in his first in-
dividual race of the year, par-
ticularly as ran 10.15 here in
"1 came here this year with
a I0L oi 0iIIidcliLce. -,aid n,:
American "I knew what I had
to do."
His compatriot Marcus
Brunson was second in 10.14
seconds and Japan's Shingo

Suetsugu finished third in 10.28:
China's Olympic champion
and world record holder Liu
Xiang showed he had recovered
from the ankle injury he sus-
tained in February by winning
the 110 metres hurdles in 13.22
"This was my first race
this year and I wasn't expect-
ing a time as good as that," Liu
World champion Bershawn
Jackson won the 400 metres
hurdles in a meet record of 47.60
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Periklis lakovakis, who set a
national record of 47.82, and
Japan's Kenji Narisako.
Congo's Gary Kikaya won
the 400 metres fn 45.76 seconds

ahead of 18-year-old Yuzo
Kanemaru of Japan. World 400
hurdles bronze medallist Dai
Tamesue was fifth in 46.49.
Paul Burgess of Australia
won the pole vault with a leap
of 5.75 metres, edging Japanese
record holder Daichi Sawano.
who cleared 5.70 on his final
Women's world 200 metres
champion Allyson Felix took
the 100 in 11.11 seconds.
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records for Kumiko Ikeda in
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year-old Yiiriko Kobayashi,
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Singh finding it

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goodbye to Bourda

By Adriel Richard

GEORGETOWN, (CMC) Change is never easy, and boy,
is Chetram Singh finding it out the hard way!
Singh, the long-standing Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) presi-
dent, is still trying to come to grips with the thought of no
international matches being played at his beloved Bourda Oval
ever again.
A state-of-the-art cricket arena is under construction in the
district of Providence on the outskirts of the Guyana capital,
where international matches will now be hosted, starting with
Super Eight matches in the 2007 ICC World Cup in the West
"We will miss international matches at Bourda, but we are
looking forward to the new venue with its more modern facili-
ties that would ensure even if the rain falls heavily we can ex-
pect to get much more play than we
do now," remarked Singh just hours
before the third One-day International
between West Indies and Zimbabwe
was cancelled.
"We are very enthusiastic about
the new venue, but the kinds of memo- .
ries and things that they have at i
Bourda the picture, the boards with
the century-markers on the ground,
and all of these other things are wor-
thy of a museum."
He added: "I have not visited
many stadiums around the world, but
from what I have heard from other CHETRAM
people who have travelled a lot this SINGH
is one of the pavilions that have more
memorabilia about the game than many others."
Bourda is one of the oldest grounds in the Caribbean, hav-
ing first staged an international match in 1930 between West
Indies and England.
Bourda, which is owned and operated by the Georgetown
Cricket Club, was opened in 1884 and is very quaint with the wooden
pavilion in the south-western comer an imposing structure.
Though his recollection of the details was a bit sketchy,
Singh, a long-standing member of the GCC, remembers very
well his introduction to the ground almost five decades ago.
"I remember in 1958 coming to Bourda to watch my first
Test match between West Indies and Pakistan," he said.
"The tree over there (in the north eastern corer of the
ground), it's from there I watched my first Test match at Bourda.
Rain was falling and 1 remember some older fellows were try-
ing to protect me from getting wet."
West Indies completed an eight-wicket win in that Test with
Garfield Sobers scoring hundreds in each innings in a match that
produced five of them, but it was another performance from
the champion West Indies all-rounder a decade later that Singh
rates one of the best he has seen at the ground.
"I have seen some great innings at Bourda, but the one that
comes to mind is the batting of Sobers and Rohan Kanhai when
they both got 150 against England in 1968," he said.
"Bourda to me means international cricket. Annually, we
all look forward to February, March, or April because we know
that cricket is coming."
Singh, one of the longest-serving directors of the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB), gave an assurance that Bourda will not
be forgotten altogether.
"I am not sure what plans the GCC has for the ground, but
the president assures me that it will not be allowed to run to
ruin," he said.
"There is no doubt in my mind that regional matches will
still be played here. It is the main venue in Georgetown, so it
will be used for regional matches. It will also be used for prac-
tice matches for international teams visiting the West Indies, so
there will be a lot of use for Bourda."
Singh, like many others, was disappointed the international
fixtures for this year were scheduled in May, a traditionally very
wet month in Guyana, and that yesterday's third ODI was can-
"This is the only international series we will be having for
the year, since India is coming later in May and we know we
cannot host them because of the rainy season," he said.
"Secondly. this is going to be the last international ... to be
played at Bourda which a lot of us would have liked to see
because of the atmosphere that surrounds matches here.
"And we have to keep our fingers crossed that Chattergoon
has a chance to make his debut on home soil because not seeing
him do it Nwould be a major disappointment.
We hope he plavs many more matches. but it would he a
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were coming to see him start his career at Bourda."
Bourda is the only Test venue on the South American main-
land and the only one in the world below sea level, with the
canals surrounding its circumference adding to its character.
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Chanderpaul still helping

to mould Windies team

By Adriel Richard

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is
adjusting nicely to life after
the West Indies captaincy.
The 31-year-old
Chanderpaul, who has played
94.Tests and 185 One-day
Internationals, resigned from the
position last month after a dif-
ficult year in the job, but con-
tinues to make a significant
contribution to team develop-
"Shiv has come back in a
great manner and he is there
fully supportive," remarked
Brian Lara, who succeeded
Chanderpaul in the job.
"Even though he has re-
signed his position, I still think
he is taking on a leadership role,
which is great. That itself is a
plus for West Indies cricket."
Chanderpaul, who had
taken over from Lara in March
last year, gave up the position
to focus on his batting and other
areas of his cricket.
Under his leadership, West
Indies lost 10 of their 14 Tests,
and won only one, and in ODIs,
had two wins and 14 defeats in
his 16 games in charge.
Lara was again challenged

about the decision not to ap-
point a vice-captain for the
ODIs against Zimbabwe, and
once more reiterated that the
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matter would sort itself out.
"I feel there are two or three
guys who can actually go out
there and do a decent job in case.

I have to leave the field or in
case I am missing a match for
whatever reason," Lara said.
"It is not a situation that we
should beat over its head. It's
going to handle itself.
"What West Indians want is
that the next person who takes
over this team, be it tomorrow
or in a year's time, is the right
person for the job and some-
body we can depend on to lead
West Indies into a bright fu-

Asked about working with
Bennett King, after Chanderpaul
had complained that during his
tenure the West Indies head
coach had imposed himself, Lara
said they were still working out
the finer details of their relation-
"My short stint with him
this time around has been some-
thing of all the heads coming to-
gether and deciding on how we'll

move forward," Lara said.
"In any committee there is
going to be debate and that is al-
ways going to be very healthy.
He's been welcome to this.
"I think he knows that
with likes,of Joey Carew,
Gordon Greenidge, and Clyde
Butts, he has people who
know their cricket and know
West Indies cricket in par-
ticular, people who he can de-
pend on for sound advice."'

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Reduced Rates...

THE International Cricket
Council's (ICC) proposal to
have lbw decisions referred to
third umpires by batsmen has
evoked a strong reaction from
S. Venkataraghavan, the
former Indian off-spinner
and umpire, who says such a
move would reduce on-field
umpires to mere dummies.
Venkataraghavan, who offi-
ciated in 73 Tests and 52 one-
dayers, said instead of resorting
to the television umpire for ev-
ery decision, the ICC should
put in place quality umpires to
minimise chances of a wrong
decision. He also said ICC must
not hesitate to pull up umpires
if they make too many mis-
"I am a traditionalist and in

my opinion, the ICC should put
in place the best umpires instead
of coming up with such propos-
als," he told Press Trust of In-
"A player has to accept the
decisions given by the on-field
umpire. After all there are cer-
tain rules wherein the on-field
umpires can seek the assistance
of the third umpire before de-
claring a player dismissed for
stumping, run-outs and even for
catches taken on the boundary
"These are perfectly alright
but I am not able to acceptthe
fact that the leg-before decision
will also be referred to the third
umpire. Such a rule will reduce
the on-field umpires to dum-
mies. If this rule change is'ac-

Sir Vivian Richards

stadium passes

CONSTRUCTION of the new Chinese-funded Sir Vivian
Richard Stadium for next year's World Cup has passed
inspection by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Don Lockerbie, the ICC chief operations officer for the Cup,
said the team inspecting the 16 million venue in Antugua were
satisfied with progress.
"A tremendous amount of work has been done since we
were last here in March they are on schedule," he said.
' The.20 000-seat stadium will host eight second-round
matches in the Cup.
There has been less encouraging news about develop-
ment works at other grounds, however, with Jamaica's
Sabina Park being the primary concern. (BBC Sport)

cepted that would mean that ev-
ery jurisdiction is given to the
third umpire. It amounts to hav-
ing the game held without on-
field umpires, who could even-
tually be termed as dummies
and robots.
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out of the game. I think I
have officiated during the
best of times when the game
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Bucknor accuses

TV crews of

doctored images
By Adriel Richard

GEORGETOWN, (CMC) Steve Bucknor has complained
that television production companies are misusing tech-
nology to make umpires look bad and key players look
Bucknor, the most highly decorated international umpire in
the Caribbean, has revealed he has encountered instances of TV
personnel manoeuvring images to influence the flow and out-
come of matches.
"It has been known to happen where the technology has
been used to make umpires look bad," he told reporters at a
news briefing on Friday.
"Mats (the line graphic used to adjudge lbw decisions) have
been moved, balls have disappeared, ball hitting the bat and only
coming up into the fielder's hands, but between the bat and the
hand, no ball is found and you are told, 'Sorry, we don't have
that clip, we can't show it'.
Bucknor, who has stood in a World record 111 Tests and
four World Cup Finals, as well as officiated 139 One-day
Internationals, noted he was speaking from personal ex-
"It has happened; I've been in a game when it has hap-
pened," he said.
"Sometimes nothing is shown because the batsman was a
key batsman and getting out at that stage would have made life
very difficult for that team," he added.
"It all depends on who is operating the technology. I've
been told that this ball is the one with which the batsman
got out, but the one that is being shown is not the same
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mism that the fourth On.e-day International between West
Indies and Zimbabwe today at Bourda could be contested if
there is no more rain.
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International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel umpire Steve
Bucknor is seen here carrying out an inspection of the
Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda yesterday.
Earlier, groundstaff and inmates from the Georgetown
Prisons had done a great mopping-up exercise and there
was considerable improvement in conditions at Bourda.
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By Sherry Bollers-Dixon

Ever find that meeting up with friends feels like too much
effort? Just do it your health and happiness may depend
on it.

PEOPLE'S social lives are changing. "Because of how the
economy is, I'm putting a lot of time in at the office, not to
get ahead, but just to hang on to my job", says Desiree, 29,
a marketing executive. "In the week I'm too tired to go out
and at the weekend I catch up on my sleep and go grocery
shopping. So TV, emails and Saturday nights are my excuse
for a social life. It feels like when I started working, my friend-
ships and social life were the casualties."

Desiree isn't alone in finding it hard to keep up with her
friends. At school and college, your whole life revolved
around friends, girls or boys and fun. But once you get a
job, there's an invisible fence around the sort of relationships
you can have people don't want to invest too much of
themselves because you never know who'll be there in three
months' time. That's why my old friends are so important -
to remind me of who I am and
what I dream of being. But -
months can go by without see-
ing them. ....

What with juggling work, .. '.'
love and keeping up with the
hairdresser and the beautician,
it's not surprising that friend-
ships can hit the dust. But new
research says our friends are
essential. US scientists have 1" -.
discovered that the quality of | -'
our personal relationships has
a huge influence on our health,
our happiness and even our I
prosperity. So if you have sev-
eral close friends, neighbourly
neighbors and supportive
work mates, you're far less
likely to be sad and lonely,
have low self-esteem or prob-
lems with eating and sleeping. And it doesn't stop there:

The more involved you are with your community, the
less likely you are to experience colds, depression and heart

People who regularly attend a social event, report
equivalent health and happiness levels to those who have
just doubled their wage.

The better your relationships, the happier you are, and
the happier you are, the healthier and longer you live by
nine years.

These revelations come from Professor Bob Putman at

Harvard University, who
analysed the lives of half a mil-
lion people. On the strength of
this, Putman believes the all-
round wellbeing of people,
organizations and communities
relies on what he calls 'Social
Capital'. It's made up of all the
mutual support and goodwill
networks we've built up in our ; ,
'social bank account' thanks to if
our one-to-one relationships
and community involvement.
Social Capital is like money in
the bank, or bricks and mortar,
only its currency is goodwill
and trust rather than pounds or
property. .

Putman isn't alone in say-
ing good friendships are our most crucial asset. Professor
George Vaillant of Harvard Medical School directed a study
of physical and mental health, tracking 824
-American men and women for over 50
--.N s. The results showed that our capacity
r for loving our friends, learning from them and
j for having a laugh with them when life turns
trick were the three leading personality char-
acteristics of the most impressive individuals
% heather judged on physical health, happiness
or career success. On the flip side, the more
..- time we spend alone, the more depressed we
feel which can lead to drinking, smoking and
Slack of self-care in other areas like eating, sleep-
inL or risk taking. The equation is simple: if
'o-\\e don't feel cared about, we don't care about

The bad news is that trust, friendliness and
socialising have all been plummeting since
1960 and now there's less in our 'social bank
accounts' than ever before. Putman and his
number-crunchers trace the decline of Social
Capital straight back to the isolating effect of
TV, as well as working longer hours, further away from home.

So if your social diary is looking a little blank, take ac-
tion. It could be better for your health than going on a diet,
popping those vitamins or joining a gym (although joining
the gym is a good way to meet new like minded people).



Pick'n' mix friends. Variety is vital. When you load all your

expectations on one best friend, things can get suffocating
and lead to a bust-up.
Mix old with new. Old fiends remind us of who we are
but new friends can take us in new directions or encourage
parts of ourselves we've been hiding.
And mix old and young. Dionne, a 25 year old reception-
ist is sad that "We've been lead to believe that 'proper
friends' mustn't be the opposite sex, much older, much
younger or an ex partner. So we hang out with similar people
going through similar challenges it's the blind leading the
Find time for face-to-face. Emails and the phone can fool
us into thinking we've spent, time together. What we really
need is a whole weekend in someone's company, sharing ex-
periences first-hand.
Have someone you trust. Social Capital isn't about hav-
ing millions of mates you share silly e-mails jokes with. Hav-
ing a friend to do the heart-o-heart thing with is crucial. Ac-
countant, Janet, 30, says "As I get older, I don't waste time
with anyone who dpesn't iiakemy heart smile".

Invest too much of your precious time in fair-weather
friends or people who 'only seem interesting after three
glasses of' wine.. Anyone can be all smiles when the going's
good, but the realmeasure of a relationship is how they deal
with troubled times yours and theirs.
Spend time with people who put you down. The best cure
for this is not to put yourself down. We tend to criticise our-
selves in terribly spiteful ways we'd never dream.of throw-
ing at a friend. So first of all, we have to become our own
best coach. People take their cues about how to treat us from
how we treat ourselves, so 'uy to keep your own self-talk en-
couraging arid full.fself-espect:
Keep flogging a'dead horse. Some friendships do have a
sell-by date. Just likeyers, you Can grow apart from friend
- even a one-time iest friend. Perhaps because they're jeal-
ous or scared to lose you, some friends can pour cold water
on your passions and plans, and hold you back.

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-Sunday Chronicle May 7, 2006

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Fear the phone, not

the doorknob, US

germ expert says

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Worried about colds, flu and other
germs? Go ahead and touch those doorknobs and elevator but-
tons, but watch out for the telephone, fresh laundry and sinks,
a top expert advises.
And while you should always wash your hands before making
a meal, many people do not realise that they should do so after-
wards also, says Charles Gerba, a microbiologist and clean water
expert at the University of Arizona.
"Most of the common infections colds, flu, diarrhea you get
environmentally transmitted either in the air or on surfaces you
touch. I think people under-rate surfaces," Gerba said in a telephone
And when they are cautious, they are usually cautious about
the wrong things. Germs do not stick where people believe they
"Doorknobs are usually on the low side," said Gerba, who has
conducted dozens of surveys of bacteria and viruses in workplaces
and homes. "I guess they are not moist. Never fear a doorknob."
A recent informal survey of a Reuters office helped him illus-
trate how microbes take advantage of misconceptions to propagate
Two computer keyboards, for example, carried far more bacte-
ria than an elevator button, the handles and button on the commu-
nal microwave oven or the office water fountain, an analysis by
Gerba's lab found.
Keyboards and telephones especially when they are shared -
are among the most germ-laden places in a home or office, Gerba
"Keyboards are a lunch counter for germs," Gerba said. "We
turn them over in a lot of studies and we are amazed at what comes
out of a keyboard."
In fact, the average desk harbours 400 times more bacteria than
the average toilet seat, says Gerba, whose latest survey focuses on
the germiest professions.
"Nobody cleans the desktop, usually, until they stick to it," he

Perhaps not surprisingly, teachers have the highest exposure to
bacteria and viruses. Gerba has found. Accountants, bankers and
doctors also tend to have microbe-laden offices, while lawyers came
out surprisingly clean in the germ-count stakes.

A man is seen talking on the phone in an undated photo.
Worried about colds, flu and other germs? Go ahead and
touch those doorknobs and elevator buttons, but watch out
for the telephone, fresh laundry and sinks, a top expert
advises. (Catherine Benson/Reuters)

Offices are, however, becoming cleaner, Gerba says.
His lab does a simple overall bacteria count for its most
general surveys. The person swabs each surface and sends it
to Gerba's lab, which then cultures the bacteria in a lab dish.
The growth of whatever bacteria are present can be used to es-
timate an overall load of germs, including harmless E. coli bacteria -
which are found in the gut and are an indicator of what scientists
delicately call "fecal contamination."
Some other bacteria usually present are Klebsiella pneumonia,
Streptococcus, Salmonella and Staphyloccus aureus, some of which

cause' disease and some of which do not. And where there are bac-
tleria. lltere can hc vi i-ruses. which h can hlanl ol0to a cIlean and drl
nIIIIlace l'o da an il l ad I c \ l iurfacc ) \i\ct ks .
Such klno\ IculeC lia;l be parilictular\ u s1ful as i eplcerls \w arn hal
a pauiciic oi I5I a\ian influenza may be hloobing. \\lWhile the
virus currcnlclv ilnfects birds almost exclusively, experts say it shows
the greatest potential of any VIrus in decades to caLuse a hullman pan-
11 it begins to spread, basic hygiene would be essential It avoid
inlection. Butl viruses are of course invisible to the hulnman eye and
(Gcrhb notes that people tend not to know where the most infec-
tious places are.
IF or example, the bathroom.
"Toilets gel a bad rap. So does the door on the way out." Gerba
Bathroom sinks, however, are another matter. "Sinks are usu-
ally high (in bacterial counts) to begin with," Gerba said. "They have
got everything a bacteria likes. It's wet, it's moist. In a home we
usually find more E. coli in a sink than a toilet."
Men's rooms, too. "Usually the dirtiest handles in public
restrooms are urinal flush handles," he said.

But urban legends about getting sexually transmitted diseases
in a public restroom are untrue, Gerba said. "It's really diarrhea,
not gonorrhea, you have to worry about," he said. Commonly found
restroom germs include noroviruses, shigella, hepatitis A and Sal-
Food preparation is another good way to get germy, especially
when handling raw meat, Gerba said.
And few people know just how dirty laundry is clean laun-
"Most people don't realise that they actually should wash their
hands after they make dinner and also after they do the laundry,"
Gerba said.
Americans have moved to short-cycle, cold-water washes to
save energy and wear and tear on clothing, but this leaves viruses
and bacteria largely intact.
"Water at 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) will sanitise laundry,"
Gerba said. But only five per cent of Americans use hot water for
And viruses such as hepatitis A, rotavirus and bacteria such as
Salmonella all of which cause stomach upsets and diarrhea can
easily survive the average 28-minute drying cycle.
These are all carried fecally. "There is about a 10th of a gram of
feces in the average pair of underwear," Gerba says. "You don't
want to be doing your handkerchiefs with your underwear."
Gerba's studies are often funded by companies that make dis-
infectants, but Gerba says antimicrobial wipes and alcohol-based
gel hand sanitisers do work.
"It has been shown that you can reduce a lot of absenteeism
by using hand sanitisers," he says.
"We don't want to make people overly paranoid here,"
Gerba added. "You can reduce your risk of getting colds and
flu by a few simple actions. You are always gambling with
germs. You just want to keep the odds in your favor."


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all United Kingdom and European Union Citizens living in
Guyana register their names and contact details at the High

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

Online registration is also available through the High
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If you have registered in previous years, please re-register for

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We've been married six months. Although my husband swears
he supports me first, his actions and words reflect that his
mamma is number one. My husband believes she's an angel
who wants to get close to me, 'her favourite girl'. I feel this
family lives in 'Pleasantville' under the facade of the perfect
She's a bragger who wants to show me off. I hate it. While my
husband finds this flattering, I find it demeaning. I want to be treated
like an adult, not a preschooler learning to ride a two-wheeler. My
husband would like me to become her best friend.
My mother-in-law told her pastor we would make great youth
group leaders. We never expressed such an interest, plus I avoid
her church as just another way to control me. One day my hus-
band came home and said, "Mom really wants us to go to this youth
group meeting. It's not a commitment, she just wants us to see if
we like it. Want to go?"
"Not really," I responded. "You can go. Otherwise tell your
mom you aren't interested." He replied, "Well, it's really impor-
tant to her...." I became agitated and told him I don't spend enough
time where I already volunteer.
Then she signed us up for dog class without discussing it. At
first my husband said she signed "us" up. When I got annoyed, he
changed it to "him." Then he says she didn't sign him up, she talked
to him and he just didn't mention it to me. I think he's trying to
protect his precious mother.
The first day of class fell on my birthday. I said there was no
way I'd go on my birthday. My husband said I would. When I got
mad, he dropped it, but he chose dog class with his mother over
dinner with me to celebrate my birthday.

Kiki, most behaviour is deep-seated. As one counsellor re-
marked, when a new client
comes to him, it takes six
months just to get him to
change his cologne.
When you married your "
husband, you either hoped s
for the best or were com-
pletely snookered. If you
were snookered hadn't a
clue your mother-in-law
would be the primary person
in your marriage make that
clear to everyone. If you
were blindly hopeful, admit
you went forward against
your own interests.,,,
You can't change your
mother-in-law, nor do you
have the right. You can't
change your husband, only he can do that. The odds are two to one
against you. You don't have a right to change them, and they don't
have a right to change you. It's simple logic. What others can't ap-
ply to you, you can't apply to them.
A song by Madonna says, "There's nothing left to try,
There's no place left to hide, There's no greater power than
the power of goodbye." It's like seafood. If you're allergic to
seafood, you can't live with it. If you can't live with it, you
can't love it.




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Public Service Ministry
The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Government of Japan is offering a
limited number of Scholarships in Japan for Undergraduate Studies and Postgraduate
Research for the 2007 academic year respectively.

At the Undergraduate Level, applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for
consideration in the following priority fields:

Computer Science
Accounting & Finance

For studies at the undergraduate level applicants must obtain passes in 5 CXC subjects
with grades 1 or 11 before 1998 and grade 111 after 1998 inclusive of English A and

Applicants must be between seventeen and twenty-one years old as of April 1, 2007.

At the Postgraduate Research, applications are invited from suitably qualified
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For studies at the Postgraduate Level, applicants must have obtained at least a Bachelor's
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Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of April 1. 2007

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Sunday Chronicle May 7, 2006

0 I


I've been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half. He was
married for four years, and from what I've been told, it was a
pretty bad marriage. I've never been married.
I have a daughter, 2, from a previous relationship. I now have a
5-week-old boy with my current boyfriend. We act like we are mar-
ried, but marriage doesn't seem to be getting any closer. I want to
get married so badly, but anytime I bring it up he gets defensive
and ignores me.
I'm starting to think it will never happen. Why can't he just


Daryn, when you go to a job interview and don't get an offer,
it's not because the employer has a commitment phobia. It's be-
cause he doesn't want to hire you. Regardless of what your boy-
friend says to you, he doesn't want to marry you.


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of the


BY ROUTING signals from
helmet-mounted cameras,
sonar and other equipment
through the tongue to the
brain, scientists hope to give
elite soldiers superhuman
senses similar to owls, snakes
and fish. Researchers at the
Florida Institute for Human
and Machine Cognition
envision their work giving
Army Rangers 360-degree
unobstructed vision at night
and allowing Navy SEALs to
sense sonar in their heads
while maintaining normal
vision underwater turning
sci-fi into reality. All this
centrally involves the tongue
which we all take for granted
although it's the organ
supplied by more cranial
nerves than the brain and
heart combined.
But even as asll this is going
on, 'tongue diagnosis in
Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) remains an
indispensable guide in
differentiating syndromes and
diseases as, according to the art,
all the meridians of the viscera

(internal organs) connect
directly or indirectly with the
tongue. For example, the colour
almost always reflects the true
condition of the patient. The
tongue body and coating are
unaffected by short-term events
or recent changes. Its
appearance monitors the
improvement or decline of the
patient's condition.
The different areas of the
tongue correspond to different
organs in the body. Advantages
of using the tongue in diagnosis
include the fact that it is
objective compared with the
many variations of the pulse and
the pulse taker. Also, it's easy
to interpret and will help you
in understanding your own
health. However, a limitation is
the lack of precision in
diagnosing the source of the
problem which would take more
patient information and
laboratory tests.

The normal colour is pale
red. When it's pale that indicates
blood deficiency such as
anaemia. Purple/blue indicates a

poor circulation of blood often
seen in a heart disease patient.
Shape, including consistency.
texture and motility commonly
reflects deficiency of vitamins
or malnutrition. The tongue
could be thin. swollen, stiff.
flaccid, long, short, cracked,
quivering and deviated. Its
coating is a physiological by-
product of the stomach
digestion of food and fluids.
Sometimes this could be
confused with poor oral
In TCM, digestive function
depends on spleen chemistry
and transportation of food and
the stomach's processing of it.
In the process, residue reaches
the tongue. The moisture, wet
or dry, on the tongue shows the
state of the body fluids. The
tongue coating colour shows the
presence, absence and strength
of a disease.
A 'blue' tongue and face is
normal for a pregnant woman,
showing there is activity in the
womb. For them a normal
tongue has a medium white coat
and is very red.
The shape is not as
important as the coating. The
centre of the tongue indicates
the most about the digestion
history of the patient. To
understand the state of the
heart, look way back at the root
of the tongue for redness. If the
tongue is very pale, it indicates
a very high fever is imminent
and the coating would be white.
If the tongue is a reddish purple
especially around the tip, the
person may or may not have a
heart problem. But that needs
to be investigated.

Modern medicine notes that
some tongue disorders
Loss of taste

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identify the tenderer. On the top left hand corner of the envelope, the project
tendered for must be clearly written.

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Georgetown not later than Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:00 hrs. Tenders will
be opened immediately thereafter.

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

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

Tenderers or their representatives are invited to be present at the opening of tenders
on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:00 hrs.

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Sore tongue
: Black hairy tongue
Benign migratory glossitis

Taste is a chemical sense
that is activated during eating
and drinking. Reasons for a loss
of taste include:
A person may lose their
sense of taste if the facial nerve
is damaged in some way. For
example, Bell's palsy may stop
the facial nerve working
properly and prevent or reduce
chewing function (and,
therefore, alter taste). It is
uncommon for every taste nerve
(bitter, salty, sweet and sour) to
be affected.
The autoimmune disorder
known as Sjogren's syndrome
causes reduced saliva
production, which in turn
reduces the sense of taste. This
is because the taste buds can
only detect flavour when food
is properly mixed with saliva.
Glossodynia, a condition
characterized by a burning
sensation on the tongue, is also
linked to loss of taste in some
Some medications can
result in an unpleasant metallic

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taste in the mouth, such as
tetracycline (an antibiotic),
lithium carbonate (an
antipsychotic) and captopril (an

A sore tongue is usually
caused by some form of trauma,
such as biting your tongue, or
eating piping-hot-or highly
acidic food or drink. Other
causes of a sore tongue include:
If your top and bottom
teeth don't fit neatly together,
tongue trauma is more likely.
Some people may
experience a sore tongue from
grinding their teeth (bruxism).
Disorders such as
diabetes, anaemia, some types
of vitamin deficiency and certain
skin diseases can include a sore
tongue among the range of
A sore tongue can be
caused by disorders including
black hairy tongue.

While the term 'black hairy

tongue' suggests the tongue surface
looks black, it may also be dark
yellow, brown, green or while. The
tongue papillae are constantly
renewing themselves and, usually,
the old cells are shed as the new cells
emerge. Black hairy tongue, a
comparatively rare condition, is
caused by the failure of the old cells
to shed. The overgrowth of papillae
trap food and bacteria, which create
the characteristic dark
'coat' on the tongue's
surface, while the tongue looks
furred because of the layering of
unshed papillae. The cause isn't
known, but risk factors include:
Poor oral hygiene
Cigarette smoking
Particular antibiotics
Chemotherapy and
radiation treatment for cancers
of the head and neck
Poorly managed diabetes.

The main symptom of
glossodynia is a burning
sensation on the tongue

Please turn to page VIII

The Nirvana Humanitarian Society (NHS) of Meten-Meer-Zorg has
recently received funding from the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA), under the Building Community Capacity
Project Phase II (BCCP II), to address "Access to education and
research to increase opportunities for employment". To implement this
project, Nirvana Humanitarian Society is inviting applications from
suitable persons to fill the positions of (PROJECT COORDINATOR,

Under the supervision of the Executive, the Project Coordinator will
be responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating
initiatives of the Nirvana Humanitarian Society Strategic Plan (2004-
2008). The successful applicant will also be expected to strengthen
and support existing initiatives and where necessary develop new ones
that support the overall goal of the Organisation. The incumbent will be
based at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara and will be required
to travel both around the West Coast area and elsewhere.

Requirements: (Project Coordinator)
Tertiary level education in Management, Social Work,
Development Planning or a related field with a minimum of 2
years working experience at a Non Governmental Organisation
or '
3 years senior level experience at a Non Governmental
/Strong inter-personal skills
; Knowledge of the West Coast Demerara area would be an
Must be computer literate

Requirements: (Outreach Personnel, Life skills Facilitators)
Applicants should have the necessary qualifications for the
position they are applying to fill.
Strong interpersonal skills

The Outreach Personnel should have a working knowledge of the
West Coast Demerara area and will be expected to strengthen and
support existing and new initiatives through community mobilisation
and awareness.

Genderand Equity: Qualified and eligible women candidates and
those from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to

Applications should be sent on or before Friday, May 12, 2006 to:

The Chairman
Nirvana Humanitarian Society
33 Kastev, Meten-Meer-Zorg
West Coast Demerara

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based on


From page VI
drinking wine purchased
from a restaurant that bears
the improbable name of
'Calabash Alley'.
"When he uttered his cry,
Hutson was standing on the dam
outside the home of the
Garraways. In his company
were the appellant who was
then carrying a cutlass, Ivor
Glenn, and 12-year-old
Kempton Garraway. The four
of them-had earlier attended a
party. Hutson and Garraway
had left the party to purchase
peanuts and on their way back,
the appellant and Glenn joined
them on the dam. It was then
that Hutson called out to James
Garraway. By then, the
appellant and Glenn had hidden
behind a copra drier a few feet
away. Kempton Garraway (no
relation to James Garraway)
was standing by Hutson's side.
"James Garraway
emerged from his home a
few seconds after Hutson
shouted. He reached the
dam, looked in the
direction of his father's
boat, and appears to have
turned back towards his
home when is sister
Yonette shouted to him. He
turned around, and as he
did so, the prosecution's
case ran, the appellant ran
from behind the copra drier

and chopped James
Garraway on his neck with
a cutlass. James Garraway
then shouted that the
appellant had-chopped him.
The appellant ran towards

his home, while James
Garraway ran to his
backyard where he
collapsed. He died shortly
" day, Dr. Sultan
Kassim performed a post
mortem examination of the body
at the mortuary at the Suddie
Hospital. On the neck he found
a laceration 8 inches long, 4
inches wide, and 5 inches deep,
extending to the left jugular
vein. In Dr. Kassim's opinion,
the cause of death was massive
haemorrhage, the result of the

severance of the jugular vein.
The wound could have been
caused by a short instrument
such as a cutlass.
"On llth May, 1980, at
the Essequibo Assizes, the
appellant was convicted of
the murder of James
Garraway and sentenced to
death. He has appealed
against his conviction and
sentence on a number of
grounds. One of the matters
of which the appellant
complained was the
admission of the evidence of
Kempton Garraway that
Hutson had shouted, "'Hey
James, me bring me boys to
drink your blood'. It was
contended that that evidence
was inadmissible hearsay
and had no probative value.
It is clear that the evidence
of what another person is
alleged to have said is not,
for that reason only,
rendered inadmissible. Mr.
De Santos, who appeared for
the appellant, may have
considered, although he did
not clearly say so, that the
inference could arguab
have been drawn from the
questioned evidence that the
appellant, being in the
company of Hutson, was one
of the men who had gone
there to 'drink ... blood'. If
the evidence was adduced to
prove the truth of what
Hutson was alleged to have
said, then it was hearsay and
"On the other hand, such




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evidence would have been
admissible if it were relevant to
an issue before the Court. I am
unable to discern any issue to
which the impugned statement
can be said to be relevant, and,
in my opinion, it was clearly
inadmissible," Justice of Appeal

Massiah had said.
He added: "It seems that
on reflection, the trial judge
came to realise that he ought
not to have received the
evidence, and he warned the
jury in clear terms to
disregard it. It was the best
he could have done in the
circumstances. Although the
appellant's submission was
technically correct, there can
be little doubt that no harm
eventuated from the
admission of the evidence.
"For all its dramatic and
seemingly apocalyptic
qualities, the statement
attributed to Hutson by
Kempton Garraway can in no
wise be said to have been a
major incident in the case. In
any event, there was
considerable crystalline
evidence ... to sustain the
conviction, and I see no
reason to think that any

miscarriage of justice was
occasioned by the
introduction of the
challenged evidence, having
regard particularly to its
negation, in clear terms by
the trial judge," Massiah had
According to him, the
evidence for the prosecution
was straightforward. He said
that after giving the matter the
full and mature consideration
that it deserves, he was of the
opinion that all the appellant's
complaints were
unmeritorious. The trial, he
said, was conducted with
scrupulous fairness, and the
jury, in his judgment, appeared
to have reached the right
conclusion on abundantly
sufficient evidence."
The appeal was
dismissed, with Judges
Fung-A-Fat and Vieira

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sought to fill the position of Systems Analyst Web Developer.

Degree in Computer Science/Computer Systems Engineering or
related disciplinesPLUS

Three (3) years working experience in the systems environment.

Experience with Operational Support System (OSS) development would be an
asset as well as experience with tools/languages such as:
HTML/Javascript/VBScript experience.
ASP experience.
COM experience w/VB.
VB Application development experience.
MSSQL server stored procedure implementation experience.
SQL experience (ability to write queries, understand basic concepts like
referential integrity, etc)

The Systems Analyst Web Developer would be required to work as part of a
team to provide day-to-day operational production support for GT&T company
wide Customer Care and Billing System.

His/her responsibilities would include the design of Web based front
end applications for databases, to support user requirements.

Performs and coordinates the jn.tiy:i:. and design of business systems.
Develops and n.linrjti :. a thorough njr:ii:r :,riing of the needs of the assigned
customer group from the business and technical perspective.
Works closely with users and with other system groups to capture business
requirements and guide them 'h:i:iuqjh 'rnpi'emer f i:in.
-Develops web applications from the conceptual stage through 'rpirrrerin.nti:on
Using the appropriate development methodology.
-Test web applications for functionality and jjabili!y before installation into the
Pi ijducti:'n environment.
Supports web related components in web-enabled products.

Salary and Fringe Benefits attractive

Applications. addressed to The Manager. Human Resources. 50 Croal See'
.. r .. Friday 12th M~ay. 2006.

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surface. The various causes of glossodynia can include:
Local infections. such as oral thrush (candidiasis)
Damage to the lingual nerve
Damage to nerves of the mouth during dental extractions
Cigarette smoking
Vitamin deficiencies
Particular medications, such as diuretics and some blood
pressure drugs.

This condition is characterized by irregular and inflamed patches
on the tongue surface that often have white borders. The tongue
may be generally swollen, red and sore. Another name for this
condition is geographic tongue. The cause of benign migratory
glossitis is unknown, but risk factors are thought to include:
Mineral or vitamin deficiencies
Local irritants, such as strong mouthwashes, cigarettes or alcohol
Certain forms of anaemia
Certain medications

The medical name for tongue-tie is ankyloglossia. Frenula are
little strings of tissue found underneath the tongue, inside the cheeks
near the back molars, and under the top lip. The frenum (or frenulum)
under the tongue is called the lingual frenum. Tongue-tie is a
condition characterized by a short frenum that stops the tongue
from poking out past the lips. Other symptoms can include:
Tongue tip can't touch the roof of the mouth
Tongue can't be moved sideways
Tongue tip may look flat or square instead of pointy when
the tongue is extended
Tongue tip may be notched or heart-shaped
The front teeth in the lower jaw are gapped
History of feeding or sucking problems.






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By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters) A serious illness or death in the family
may take a greater toll on women's health than men's, re-
search findings suggest.
In a study of more than 27,000 adults in Finland, researchers
found that women were more likely than men to report health prob-
lems after a close relative fell ill or died. And among all adults who
reported such health effects, women typically took longer to re-
"Our findings suggest that women are more vulnerable than men
in the aftermath of a death or illness in their extended family," the
study authors report in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.
This may reflect the tendency of women to be more in-
vested in family life, according to the researchers, led by Dr.
Jussi Vahtera of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
in Turku.
Women are more likely to fill the carerr role," either directly

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caring for a sick family member or offering emotional support to
the family in general, Vahtera told Reuters Health.
This, he explained, may ultimately exact a toll on their own
health an effect known as the "cost of caring."
The findings come from an ongoing health study of 27,217 Finn-
ish public employees, mostly women. As part of that research, par-
ticipants reported any recent illnesses or deaths in the family, and
rated their own health on standard questionnaires.
Vahtera's team then linked this information with
work records showing the number of sick days each em-
ployee took over several years, before and after the fam-
ily illness or death.
Overall, women reported more health problems and took more
sick leave than men did after a spouse or other family member fell
ill or died. And while men tended to report poorer health only in
the few months following the illness or death, many women were
still feeling the effects one year later.
According to Vahtera, the findings suggest that many women
need more help in taking care of ill family members and that they
need to receive, and not only give, emotional support during family
"It is of utmost importance to pay special attention to
women's health in the aftermath of a family death or illness,"
he said.

Office of the Regional Democratic Council
Region #10
19 Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden
Contractors who have been pre-qualified by the Regional Tender Board of Region #10
(Upper Demerara/Berbice) for 2006 are invited to purchase Bid Documents for works to be
done in the following categories:
Category # 2 Civil Works
1. Rehabilitation of Katabilli Bridge Christianburg (re-tendered)
2. Rehabilitation of Poker Street- Wismar (re-tendered)
3. Rehabilitation of roadside drains One Mile (re-tendered)
4. Rehabilitation of Residential Road One Mile Extension
5. Excavation of drainage and irrigation canals West Watooka
Tenderers are hereby requested to submit tender (item #1) to the National Procurement
Tender Board, Ministry of Finance, Main Street, Georgetown.
Tender Documents may be uplifted from the Regional Accounts Department, 19 Republic
Avenue, Linden from May 9,2006 for non-refundable fee of $3,000.
The following requirements must be met:
/ Tenders must be addressed to:
Regional Tender Board
Region #10
/ Tenderers are to submit with their tenders Certificates of Compliance issued by the
Commissioner of IRD and General Manager, NIS.
/ The work tendered for must be clearly marked at the top right hand corner of the
/ Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders on
May 23, 2006 when tender closes and opens at 9 am.
/ The Tender Board is not bound to accept the lowest tender and retains the right to
reject any without assigning a reason.
Henry Rodney (Mr.)
Regional Executive Officer
Region #10
Note: Only Item # 1 will be sent to Central Tender Board, Ministry of Finance when same
will be opened on May 23.2006 at 9 am.


Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice
1.Pre-qualified contractors/firms are invited to submit sealed bids for the under mentioned

(A)Neighbourhood Democratic Councils $3M Subvention Projects

2.Tender documents for the above works can be uplifted from the Office of the Regional
Executive Officer. Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of $1,000. (one thousand dollars)
3.Bids must be submitted separately in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of
the tenderer and the work being tendered for must be clearly marked on the top left hand

Tenders must be addressed to:

The Chairman
Regional Procurement & Tender Administration
Regional Democratic Council
Fort Wellington
West Coast Berbice

and deposited in the tender box at the Regional Democratic Council at the above address
not later than 09:00hrs on Wednesday, May 10, 2006.
4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose
to attend at 09:00hrs on Wednesday, May 10. 2006 in the Boardroom of the Regional
Democratic Council at the above address.
5. All Bids must be accompanied by valid Certificates from:
(a) Commissioner General. Guyana Revenue Authority
(b) Manager. National Insurance Scheme
6. The Regional Procurement and the Tender Administration. Region No. 5 reserve the
right to reject any or all tender without assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily
to award to the lowest tender.

Regional Executive Officer (ag)
Region 5 Mahaica/Berbice
Government ads can be viewed on http i'wv

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by Petamber Persaud

JOSEPH Ruhomon was a
pioneer and pacesetter on
many fronts, gaining honours
like 'the first modern Indian
intellectual in British
Guiana', 'a litterateur of out-
standing ability' and
In 1894, he delivered a
groundbreaking lecture in
Georgetown. In that lecture, en-
titled, 'India; the Progress of her
People at Honie and Abroad
and How those in British
Guiana may Improve them-
selves', Ruhomon popularised
the phrase, Guyanians'. al-
though he was already wearing
the labels of 'East Indian Chris-
tian', 'Indianness' and 'East In-
dian Creole'. Such a situation
was as much an identity crisis
as it was due to the prevailing
influences under which he was
nurtured. As late as 1922, he
was.still pointing the way for-
ward to those who came when
he delivered the lecture titled,
'The Transitory and the Perma-
nent', at the East Indian Young
Men's Society in Georgetown.

His father, Ruhoman,
along with his brothers,
Lokhooa and Pahalad, all un-
der thirteen and unaccompa-
nied by their parents, came to
British Guiana in 1859 on the
ship 'Victor Emmanuel' and
were bounded to Plantation
Albion. Later, Ruhoman and
Lokhooa embraced Chris-
tianity becoming John
Ruhoman and Moses
Luckhoo respectively, while
Pahalad remained a Hindu.
Moses Luckhoo went on to
produce a clan of outstanding
legal practitioners.
Joseph Ruhomon's father,
John Ruhoman. was a qualified
sick nurse and dispenser oper-
ating among the Albion, Port
Mourant and Smythfield sugar
plantations. The father who
was conversant in 'English,
Hindi, Tamil and Arabic also
owned and operated a drug
store in New Amsterdam. He
was a qualified sick nurse and

dentist. Joseph's mother was
Betsy Ruhomon nee Rozario.
Journalist, poet, editor.
pamphleteer, dentist, druggist/.
chemist, Joseph Ruhomon was
born on August 2, 1873 in
Albion on the Corentyne Coast
of Berbice. British Guiana.
Ruhomon was educated at
the All Saints' Anglican School
in New Amsterdam, and pri-
vately. He was literate in Hindi;
feeding on the vast. glorious lit-
erature of India especially in re-
spect to culture and philoso-
phy. He also kept abreast of.
current developments in India
including the exploits of Swami
Vivekananda, Prince
Ranjitsinhji, Gandhi and
Rabindranath Tagore (who won
the Nobel Prize for Literature in
He entered the world of
work as an apprentice book-
keeper (1885 1886) at plan-
tations Smythfield, Adelphi
and Rose Hall. In 1887, he

served as an apprentice in
the Immigration Office at
New Amsterdam. Between
1888 and 1893, he served as a
Clerk at the Alms House and
Issuer at the Public Hospifal,
New Amsterdam. In 1908, he
was on the editorial staff of
the Daily Argosy. Between
1916 and 1925, he was head
of Davson's Printery, Statio-
nery & Bookstore in New
Amsterdam. Ruhomon was

the editor of THE PEOPLE, a
Berbice newspaper founded
by Rev. H. J. Shirley who was
a radical English Congrega-
tional Minister.
That 1894 lecture was the
earliest manifestation of self-
awareness for the Indians who
came and whose number was
swelling each year. With thai
identity tag. Ruhomon ushered
in a chapter of our history that
would have far-reaching impact

on the society, a society con-
trolled by the Christian Church
and British Colonialism.
Only twenty-one then,
Joseph Ruhomon was
concerned about the
intellectual progress and
development of East

Please turn to page XII



Organisational and Institutional Capacity Improvement Civil Works
Construction of the Linden Hospital Complex
Loan No. 1548/SF-GY'
Project ID No. GY-0077

ICB No.: GY- HSP- ICB004

This Invitation for Bids follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in
the Development business no. GPN# IDB 322-659/05
The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank
toward part of the cost of the Health Sector Programme, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds
of.this loan to payments under the contract for Organisational and Institutional Capacity
Improvement civil works construction. (GY-HSP-ICB004)
The Ministry of Health; through its executing agency, the Health Sector Development Unit (HSDU):
now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the Linden Hospital Complex.
This project entails the construction of a clinical and an administrative block of buildings with related
services and utilities. The construction periods 18 months.
Bidding will be conducted through the international competitive bidding procedures specified in the
Inter-American Development Bank's Policies For the Procurement of WorksAnd Goods Financed
by the inter-American Development Bank January 2005,and is open to bidders from all countries as
defined in the guidelines.
Interested eligible.bidders may obtain further information for, and inspect the Bidding Documents
at: the following address from 09:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs.
The Health Sector Development Unit
GPHC Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592)226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on
submission of a written application to the address above and upon payment of a non refundable fee
of $G15, 000. The method of payment will be by Cashier's Cheque. The document may be uplifted
at the above address at time of payment, or sent by courier.
Bids must be delivered in envelopes to the following address and clearly marked:
Tender for
The construction of the Linden Hospital Complex
Attn: The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Sts.
Georgetown, Guyana
and placed in the Tender Box in the
Ministry of Finance Building
Main and Urquhart Streets
All bids must be accompanied by a Bid security of minimum 2.0% of the bid price or an equivalent
amount in a freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of bidder's representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on
June 15at 14:00hrs.

Firms which have already been prequalified will be advised on howlwhen to uplift
Bid Documents.

Sunday Chronicle May 7, 2006,

Page IX

Guyana Chroi

HAPPY first wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Sherwin and Rehana Richards on their
special day. Greetings from all their relatives and

By Neil Marks

"IN A riot of Guyana colours,
the people had formed the
biggest assembly in the his-
tory of the country to welcome
the birth of their nation-
This quote, extracted from
the Guiana Graphic of May 26,
1966, describes the exuberance of
national pride that flowed from
Mount Ayangana in the
Pakaraimas to Manchester on the
The occasion? For the first
time, this country was proudly
flying its own national flag, the
Golden Arrowhead, in more than
150 villages and towns. Guyana
was independent, free from co-
lonial rule.
Can the celebration be re-
lived? Importantly, how did the
Guyanese people fare in the 40
years that followed?
On May 26, 2006, a list of
eminent Guyanese in the field of
drama, music, dance, and other
creative arts would attelnpt to
celebrate the resilience of the
Guyanese people during the past
40 years. It's a milestone that is
not being passed lightly.
Imagine Dave Martins,
Keith Waithe, Terry Gajraj, Ron
Robinson, Gem Madhoo
Nascimento, top Indian, African
and Amerindian dancers, mas-
querade band, African drums and
a bamboo set by Henry Muttoo
- All in Wan!
It sounds like a real cook-
up, or at least what they say
some people call a real mix-up
that tastes real good. Of course,
there are other ingredients, and
how they will come together -
All in Wan to put on the mu-
sic and drama production is
worth waiting for.
The masterminds are the

pany, he was aware that
Guyana's 40th Independence an-
niversary could be overshad-
owed by the upcoming elections,
and so his company set about
linking up with the best in the-
atre, music and dance to put on
a gala production that will make
Guyanese proud as a people.
Gems Theatre Productions,
under Gem Madhoo-
Nascimento is producing, with
Ron Robinson as director for the
event that will run from May 26-
'All in Wan' is written by
Dave Martins and features seven
of his musical creations, designed
to be one big explosive kaleido-
scope of music, dance and
drama. It is a two-hour pan-
orama reflecting, as Martins put
it, "the vibrant and dynamic cul-
ture that is unique to Guyana".
Whether he takes a trip
down memory lane to his West
Coast and Pomeroon upbringing
to recall 'Boyhood Days' or
whether he evokes national out-
pouring to pledge 'Not A Blade
of Grass' to the foreigners, Dave
Martins has stirred celebration in
the hearts of Guyanese for de-
'All in Wan' is expected to
do no less.
"In non-stop entertainment,
the show will include dance, mu-
sic, comedy, drama, and spec-
tacle ranging from Diwali to
Masquerade Band to
Mashramani and everything in
between," Martin says.
With a cast of some 70
Guyanese, including the visiting
'Guyanese Baboo' Terry Gajraj-
and flautist Keith Waithe, he
adds "this production will be an
exciting and varied display of the
talent and verve of our people."
Actors Howard Lorrimer,
Kirk Jardine, Michael Ignatius

mother singing to a migrating
son, and musical treatment of a
Martin Carter piece.
As the celebration
progresses in true Guyanese
style, over some "drinks," they
reflect on life in Guyana over this
period of time sorrows, joys,
pain, absurdity, hardships
and achievements.
The singers will include the
Marigold singers and Ruimveldt
boys' choir, Leeanna, Lady Tem-
pest, Marlon Braam, and all the
musical backing will be provided
by Oliver Basdeo and his quin-
Throughout the evening the
Classique Dance Troupe, the
Ashram and Cove & John drum-
mers, the Nrityageet Dancers
and an Amerindian troupe will be
featured prominently. The
Congo Nya Drummers and the
Tin Cup Band complete the line-
up of performers.
An unusual feature of the
production will be the use of
professional quality footage of
Guyana's interior, shot by Mike
Charles, and projected in big
screen images on the stage of the
Cultural Centre.

The 'All In Wan' organizers
invited Keith Waithe to make a
contribution to the event after
the success of his programme
last June during the Walter

Rodney Celebrations of bringing
together Afro and Indo musicians

and three members of his band,
the Macusi Players, in Guyana.
It was a unique and special hap-
For 'All in Wan', he tells the
Sunday Chronicle, he has rear-
ranged the "Guyanese" piece
'Sohani Raat' in a contemporary
music style. In fact 'Suhani Raat'
(Pleasant Night), the tune origi-
nally song by legendary Indian
playback singer Mohamed Rafi
for the movie 'Dulaari', is a
household name. From 1953 to
today, Ayube Hamid still plays
it on local radio as his opening
on Indian Memory Album.
Keith Waithe says he has

CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes are extended to
Mona and Vicky who tied the knot on Sunday April
30, 2006. Greetings from their parents, relatives, and
friends, especially Khemraj and Vanessa, who wish
them a happy life together.


Guyana Telephone and lele-
graph Company (GT&T), in as-
sociation with the Ministry of
Culture, Youth and Sport.
When Major General (rtd)
took over at the phone com-

and Marion Braam will be the
hinge on which the show swings.
As they deal with Guyanese lan-
guage, sense of humour and atti-
tudes, they will'introduce some
touching moments, such as a

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transformed the song, using ele- motifs
ments of jazz, Afro and Indo nastic



s/rhythms, his vocal gym-
techniques, including play-

ing the beautiful melody of his
The piece will be developed
with the help of the Cove John
Ashram, the Conga Naya drum-
mers, and George Reid on bass.
During the finale, he will
play several pieces alongside a
masquerade band.
A striking feature of the
show will be the imaginative set
designed by Henry Muttoo and
built by Ansford Patrick which
will transform the Cultural Cen-
tre stage into an elaborate bam-
boo grove with intriguing light-
ing effects.
Henry Muttoo is Artistic

Director of the Cayman National
Cultural Foundation. Educated
at the University of the West
Indies, Trinidad and Tobago and
Croydon College of Art and De-
sign, in England, he was Senior
Tutor in Design and Technical
Theatre at the Jamaica School of
Drama for six years.
He is recognized as one of
the region's finest theatre artists
and educators.
He has received numerous
awards for his work including six
consecutive Jamaica National
In 1992, Muttoo was se-
lected to design the setting and
costumes for Derek Walcott's
'Dream on Monkey Mountain',
when the Trinidad Theatre Work-
shop embarked upon the Nobel
celebration. His next major
project will be with the Univer-
sity of South Florida, where he
will direct and design, on the
main stage, Errol John's Carib-
bean classic, 'Moon of a Rain-
bow Shawl'.
With Keith Waithe, an in-
credible set by Henry Muttoo,
and the combination of drum-
mers, dancers, singers and ac-
tors, Dave Martins brings his
satirical wit to fore and hopes
to demonstrate that he has
not lost his passion and love
for the land of his birth and
reminds us how it used to be
in the 'good old days'.

'It was a beautiful



Claudius Elcock

By Brian Rademaekers
For The Inquirer

Philadelphia Daily News Claudius Elcock's office was flooded with patients after the 1985
bombing of the MOVE house on Osage Avenue that burned 61 homes to the ground.
Neighbours came in dazed and bewildered, suffering from burns, hypertension and depression.
Elcock, w hose practice was only a few blocks away, on 57th Street,
needed to do little more than bandage their wounds and console them.
Yet friends and colleagues say he helped the community weather
the storm.
They recall Elcock as a rare breed, a physician who treated the
poor, made house calls, and took the time to listen.
"I've been to a lot of doctors, and there was never another like
him,'' said longtime patient Frances Wright, 80, of West Philadelphia.
On Saturday night, almost 100 people joined Elcock, 83, his wife,
and two daughters at his retirement party in Media. The evening paid
tribute to his four-decade medical career, including 28 years at the
city's Health Center No. 4 in West Philadelphia.
Elcock had a front-row seat to nearly every health crisis to hit
the city in the last 40 years, from the rise of tht uninsured to the
appearance of AIDS.
For years, he also worked double shifts, giving his days to the /
health centre at 4400 Haverford Ave. and keeping his private practice
open at night.
Psychiatrist Peter Bloom recalled meeting Elcock for the first time DR. CLAUDIUS ELCOCK
at a seminar in 1968.
"it was obu ious that he was very caring, bright and knowledgeable. but he was also very creative
about not just giving medication." Bloom said.
Bloom recalled how Elcock made house calls to dying patients up to a few years ago.
"His just coming in would brighten the L% hole house," Bloom said. "People really need the hu-
man contact, and he gave it."
Elcock, who practiced during a time when malpractice suits were few and house calls were com-
mon, got his passion for medicine early on.
Born in a small village in the tiny South American country of Guyana, Elcock decided at age nine
that he would become a doctor and help poor people. He made that vow to his mother while she
was dying of asthma.
She made him promise never to let anyone change his mind. That pledge has fueled his passion
ever since, he said.
After high school, Elcock began working as a nurse in Georgetown, Guyana's capital. There he
met his future wife, Annie, now 81, who was also a nurse.
In 1950, Elcock's uncle, a minister in the African Orthodox Church in Harlem, paid for the 27-
year-old to travel more than 2,500 miles to study at Lincoln University in Chester County. After
graduating, he got his medical degree from Howard University in Washington. In 1966, Elcock opened
a private practice at 57th and Pine.
When the Philadelphia General Hospital closed for good in 1977, City Health Center No. 4
began offering primary care. Elcock was one of the first doctors to work there.
"When I started working for the city, I felt more complete," Elcock said. "I had finally fulfilled
my promise to my mother."
Tom Storey, a physician who worked with Elcock for 13 years, said Elcock always made an
impression. "Claude had a way
iof speaking to patients that was
very rare and wonderful," Storey
Closing his practice in 1993
was a painful, if necessary move
for Elcock, who was 70 at the
"I had to face the fact that I
Swas getting older," he said.
'J Still, for the next 12 years,
SI Elcock kept working for the city.
His biggest gripe about medi-
SA lack of humanity.
S"Everyone wants to change
!,f the doctor-patient relationship
into a meaningless computerised
system," he said.
Elcock has bitter words fce
health maintenance i.rganisatior
which evolved to manage care and hold down costs.
"They treated doctors like sharecroppers," he said. "Now they have turned them into serfs."'
"You have HMOs pulling doctors by their head and liability suits pulling them by their feet.'
Elcock said, touching another sore spot. "It is a wonder people are still studying medicine."
Elcock has also seen another disturbing trend more uninsured patients.
"It will get worse and worse. There are more people getting laid off and they can't afford insure
ance," said Elcock, who remembers when he didn't need to ask if patients were insured.
Since retiring, Elcock has been making repairs around the house in Springfield, Delaware County
and going fishing in the mountains. If it weren't for asthma, he would still be working.
And despite all the changes, Elcock looks back at his career with fondness.
"It was a beautiful journey."


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Indians in the colony. And
their 'slow progress' he
lamented, 'they do not know
what it is to cultivate the
barren wilderness of their
minds and the great good that
would accrue... theydo not
know what it is to acquire
knowledge...which would give
them power...'. He made a
call for the formation of a
society with its own library
and its own newspaper to deal
with those issues, saying:
'Books are one of the greatest
blessings in life, and the
educated mind which dives
into literature,. enjoys a

pleasure which a rude
uncultured mind knows
nothing... for the newspaper
press today is one of the
greatest forces in this
That 1894 lecture was pub-
lished later that year, making it
the first major publication by an
Indian in the colony. And it was
made possible through the help
of the Rev. H. V. P. Bronkhurst,
the'Wesleyan Minister to thie
Indians from 1860 to 1895 who
wrote a 'foreword to it, under-
lining the author's call for an In-
dian social organisation'.
And so the British Guiana
East Indian.Association was
formed, founded by Joseph

Ruhomon in 1916. The
association's journal, INDIAN
OPINION, was launched in
June of that same year.
Thereafter, Iuhomon wit-
nessed the formation and devel-
opment of several other groups
including The East Indian Young
Men's Society (EIYMS). 1919.
which his brother, Peter. spear-
headed, the Balak Sahaita
Mandalee (child welfare soci-
ety), 1936, the East Indian
Cricket Club. 1914. the
Corentyne Literary & Debating
Society. 1937. and the British
Guiana Dramatic Society.
Ruhomon's poems cane to
public attention in AN AN-

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The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank
(IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is intended that such funds be applied
for payment of contracts forprojects undertaken by SIMAP Agency.

1. SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour,.
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
following projects:-
Flood Relief Projects: Block 3 Roads
a) Rehabilitation of Block 3 Roads Lot 2 (Cove and John- Ann's Grove) Roads Reg.4
b). Rehabilitation of Block 3 Roads Lot 3 (Unity- Vereeniging) Roads Reg.4
Regular Projects:
i) Construction of Farm/Zeskendren Community Centre- Reg.5
ii) Rehabilitation of Belvedere South Block'X' Residential Road Region 6
iii) Rehabilitation of Nigg-Belvedere North Residential Road Region 6
iv) Rehabilitation of Kilcoy/ Chesney South Road Region 6
v) Rehabilitation of Caracas Vryheid Residential Drains Region 6

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown, Tel. 227-3554
(Contracts Dept).
3. Bids from a Firm/Company must include a copy of their business registration.
Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates of
which only the original will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the
Evaluation Criteria in the tender documents (Page 3-3).

4. The cost of the Bidding Document for both Flood Relief and Regular Projects are
G$10,000 each. Payment can be made in cash or by Manager's Cheque in favour of
SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done between the hours of
08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and 08:00h to 14:30h on Fridays.

5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less than 2% of the bid sum. The Bid
Bond/Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour of SIMAP
Agency from a Commercial Bank/Financial House/Insurance
Company, using the form supplied by SIMAP. Personal cheques will not be

6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box, at
SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00h on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at which time they will be
opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives.

7. SIMAP reserves the right to reject the lowest or any bid and is not obligated to
give any reasonss.

Executive Director
SIMAP Agency

DIAN VERSE edited by C.E.J.
Ramcharitar-Lalla and printed
by The Argosy Company in
1934. That was the first anthol-
ogy of poems to be published
by Indians in the colony and was
largely due to the influence of
Peter Ruhomon who was at the
time writing a weekly page, 'In-
dian Intelligence', in The Daily
His other writing included
pamphlets titled, 'Good and
Evil'. 'Signs and Portents', and
'Records of the Past'. He also
wrote a metrical composition.
'The Triple Crown'.
Joseph was the elder
brother to Peter Ruhomon who,
i'n 1947, published CENTE-
GUIANA, 1838 1938. Many
of his acquaintances made sig-
nificant contribution to our lit-
erature including Cecil Clementi.
James Rodway. A. R. F.
Webber, Ayube Edun and Rev.
H. V. P. Bronkhurst.
When Joseph Ruhomon,
the chemist, the thinker, the
editor, died in 1942, he had
already brewed a portion for
the independence of all

* Ian McDonald et al editors.
* Clem Seecharan. TIGER

Responses to this author tele-
phone (592) 226-0065 or email:

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their 50s

SNEW YORK (Reuters) A survey of close to 7,000 women
a ged 20 years or older shows that snoring is most common
among women in their fifties and the heavier a woman is,
the more likely she is to snore.
Dr. Malin Svensson of Uppsala University and colleagues
conducted the survey to identify risk factors associated with
snoring, paying particular attention to body mass index (BMI)
a measure of weight in relation to height.
S Overall. 7.6 per cent of the women surveyed reported snor-
ing. The likelihood of snoring increased with age, peaking in the
50- to 59-year-old age group, 14 per cent of whom reported
Snoring risk also increased with BMI and neck circumfer-
ence. while women who smoked 10 cigarettes or more daily also
were more likely to snore. Sriorers also tended to be less physi-
Scally active than non-snorers. .
Alcohol dependence only increased snoring risk among un-
derweight women, meaning those with BMIs below 20, while
physical inactivity boosted the risk of snoring only in women
With BMIs above 30.
These results suggest that risk factors for snoring vary based
on a women's BM1, the authors conclude.
Snoring itself has been tied to adverse health effects like
High blood pressure and stroke, and is an indicator of sleep ap-
nea, a type of-sleep-disordered breathing linked to heart dis-
ease and other serious health problems, Svensson and her team
note in the journal Chest. I
"The question of whether risk factors. for sleep apnea
I differ with age and BMI in similar manner remains to
Lbe investigated," they conclude.

GNCB is requesting the under-mentioned persons! to kindly
make contact with its office at 77 Croal Street & Winter Place,
Stabroek, Georgetown or at telephone numbers 226-7509 or
225-4346 in relation to judgements awarded by the High Court
against them and in favour of GNCB.


RASHEED FYUSE HUSSAIN Lot 11 Golden Fleece West Coast Berbice

ABDOOLAZEEZ Lot 25 Section 'C', Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice

DEONARINE PERSAUD Lot 53 'C' Bush Lot Village. West Coast Berbice

DURCEY JAMEER Golden Fleece. West Coast Berbice

ARTNEL MC KENZIE Lot 262 Temple. West Coast Berbice

DOUGLAS SEMPLE Lot 633 Plantation. Yeoville. West Coast Berbice

SOODEEN LALL Lot 58 B' No. 11 Village. West Coast Berbice

PARMANAND SEWRAJ Hand-en-Veldt. Mahaica. East Coast Demerara

PRAGDAT SINGH & SAMBHU Wash Clothes Mahaicony. East Coast Demerara

RAJ1NDRA & JASMAT SINGH 1E: WW Mahaicony Branch Road. East Coast Demerara

SAHAHAB IHUSSAIN Little BaiNb' Mahaica Creek. East Coast Demerara

IIANSRAJ DURGA Koerite Creek. Mahaicony East Coast Demerara

SALIM HUSSAIN Quackoo Dain. Mahaica, East Coast Demerara

Lot 109 Helena No.2 Mahaica. East Coast Demerara

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It was a May 1990 mews conference on insomnia
and sleep deprivation that finally did it. For years
Anastasia Toufexis, health and behaviour editor at
Time magazine, had been pushing for a cover story
on sleep a hot topic in the early 1980s that seemed
to cool during the middle of the decade.
In the late 1980s, though, reports came out that
indicated the potential for human error increases
when the factor of sleep deprivation is added to the
equation. Analyses indicated that when people work
horrendous hours, lack of sleep can affect all
aspects of their lives, including performance on the
job and at school.
During the same period, Toufexis began to see
more studies on sleep, including figures showing
that, next to alcohol, lack of sleep was a major factor
in road accidents. Sleep had also become a
personal issue for Toufexis and many others.
Everywhere Toufexis turned she heard friends and
colleagues even herself moaning about how
groggy they were. "I was keeping lousy hours
because of our work schedule," Toufexis said. "I
wondered, after thirteen years at Time, wasn't a lack
of sleep taking a toll on me?"
It was the news conference on sleep that
clinched things, though. Among the top national
sleep researchers who spoke at the New York City
conference was Dr. William Dement, director of the
sleep centre at Stanford University. Dement
synthesized the growing body of research and
everyday complaints into a disturbing statement:
sleep deprivation had become a public health,
After hearing Dement's remarks, Toufexis was
convinced that the time had come for a "big act a
Time cover story on sleep.

What to Do
Note how the sentences in the passage vary in
structure and in length. In addition to simple
sentences, and there are complex sentences:
Simple sentence Sleep had also become a
personal issue for Toufexis and many others.
Complex sentence Analyses indicated that when
people work horrendous hours, lack of sleep can
affect all aspects of their lives, including
performance on the job and at school.

Create different types of sentences.

A complex sentence has one main clause and one
or more subordinate clauses.
Complex Sentence:
I like Simon Sandy's paintings because they depict
real-life country characters.

Compound-Complex Sentence:
I view paintings that are done by James Wight and
I enjoy them.

1. Write a simple sentence or choose one in the
2. Rework it making it a compound sentence.
3. Rework the simple sentence again to make it
part of a complex sentence.
4. Rework your compound sentence into a
compound-complex sentence.
5. Write a fifth related sentence, telling what type of

sentence it is.

Identifying simple and compound sentences
On your paper write simple sentence or compound
sentence to identify each sentence. (Remember
that a single main clause can have a compound
subject or a compound predicate.)

1. Nathaniel Currier was a printer, and James Ives
was an executive.
2. Currier favoured current events; he produced
prints of ships, battles, and news events.
3. Ives had broader interests and generally favoured
country scenes.
4. Together they published colour lithographs
depicting every facet of American life.
5. Many prints showed city life, but others depicted
life in the country.

Use strong verbs.

A great writer, Thurston Knight, wrote by
concentrating on using strong verbs, not adjectives,
to create powerful descriptions such as this one:
The wind dropped, and clouds froze, and the sails
of a native canoe sagged.

Rewrite the following sentences, replacing weak
verbs with stronger ones that will paint a vivid
picture. (You may make other changes, too, if you
1. As the wind blew, the trees tossed.
2. A Canter that looked as if it were held together
with bandages and tape came in our direction.
3. Its driver wore an orange jumpsuit and matching
cap that caught the eye of everyone on the street.
4. When the truck got closer to us, the driver
5. He spoke, but we couldn't hear what he said over
the racket his car was making.

Remember that a verb is a word that expresses
action or a state of being and is necessary to make
a statement.

Business people work.
The canteen closed too soon.
Artists are creative.
A verb has the ability to express time: present, past,
and future, by means of tense.

PRESENT TENSE: We hear a commotion outside.
PAST TENSE: We heard a commotion outside.
FUTURE TENSE: We will hear a commotion

Use suitable verbs in the following sentences:
1. The solitary hawk ....slowly high above the green
2. It against the sky.
3. Sensing the hawk's presence, the rodents
the grass.
4. Riding rising air currents, the hawk ....the
countryside in search of food.
5. Its flight ....effortless.
NOTE: When you write a composition, vary the
sentence structures to create interest.

Looking at Writing
Today's "Looking at Writing"

deals with figurative

An expression that is manifested by way of
comparison, picture, or surprise element is
figurative. Whereas, an expression that is true to
fact is literal.

By now you would know that both figurative and
literal expressions have their value. Never use the
well-known and overused metaphorical
expressions. As a matter of fact, compose your
own originals when you are writing poetry or prose.

The Metaphor: A metaphor most often consists of a
single word or a phrase. Look at the two short
passages below.

1. No man is an island entirely by himself; every
man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the
less, as well as if the promontory were, as well as if
a manor of thy friends or thine own were; any man's
death diminishes me, because I am involved in
mankind; and therefore never send to know for
whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
John Donne Meditation XVII

2. A school is a hopper into which children are
heaved while they are still young and tender; therein
they are pressed into certain standards and covered
from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.
H.L. Mencken, 'The Human Mind"

The Simile: The Simile is deliberate and illustrative.

Here are two passages to show that the simile
enhances prose writing.
Examine them, and then discuss their uses. For
instance, talk about the kinds of objects that are
compared, how great the degree of likeness is and
whether the comparison is fitting and consistent.

1. He had a hairless, square, tallowy chin which
trembled slightly as he talked and his nose,
nipped bright red by the sharp air, looked like a
false nose of painted cardboard between the
sallow cheeks.
Joseph Conrad, "Under Western Eyes"

2. Up scrambles the car, on all its four legs, like a
black beetle straddling past the school-house and
the store down below, up the bare rock and over
the changeless boulders, with a surge and a
sickening lurch to the sky brim, where stands the
rather foolish church.
D.H. Lawrence, "Mornings in Mexico"

Things to Do
Make a study of the figures of speech in popular
usage. For your sources, use sports pages and
popular magazines, listen to street talk and the
conversation of friends and acquaintances. After
you have compiled your list, classify them under
the following headings:
a) Traditional; b) Hackneyed;
c) New and slangy or cheap
d) New and valuable

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Page XIV Sunday Chronicle May 7, 2006

Be Agents of World

Environment Day

Hello Readers,

World Environment Day is
coming soon!! The EPA has
lots of exciting activities

planned just for you. So take
a walk with us and let us see
how we can help our
The World Environment

'A C iLD ENi '.i.: r.'r 1NT DAY 5 June 2 I .o

*: < I L ~ l~ I / 'i .. .

Day theme selected for 2006 is
'Deserts and Desertification'
and the slogan is 'Don't Desert
Drylands!' The slogan
emphasises the importance of
protecting drylands, which
cover more than 40 per cent of
the planet's surface. This
ecosystem is home to one-third
of the world's people who are
more vulnerable members of
The day's agenda is to give
a human face to environmental
issues; empower people to
become active agents of
sustainable and equitable
development; promote an
understanding that communities

Nominations are invited for National Awards in 2006 in the following


The nomination 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 the Orders of Guyana
Office of the President
New Garden Street, Georgetown

It must be emphasized that the submission of a nomination does not
automatically ensure the award of an honour nor does it necessarily
ensure an award, if made, in the category recommended. Where
personal information has to be obtained from individuals being
recommended for honours, it must be made abundantly clear to
them that they must not as a result of their knowledge that a
recommendation is being made on their behalf, expect an award as
a matter of course.

The closing date for nominations is MIay 12, 20056
Governmet ads. ca be viewed at pa.go gy

are pivotal to changing attitudes
towards environmental issues;
and advocate partnership which
will ensure all nations and
peoples enjoy a safer and more
prosperous future.
World Environment Day is
a people's event with colourful
activities fostering
environmental awareness
through: street rallies, bicycle
parades, green concerts, essays
and poster competitions in
schools, tree planting, as well as
recycling and clean-up
campaigns. It is the year's most
important occasion for focusing
worldwide attention on the
environment. World
Environment Day was
established by the United
Nations General Assembly in
1972 to mark the opening of the
Stockholm Conference on the
Human Environment. Since
then, it has been held every
year, always on the same date,
and with an ever growing list of
participating countries.

EPA's Activities in
Observance of World
Environment Day 2006
To commemorate World
Environment Day 2006, the
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), Guyana, is
coordinating a month of


activities, commencing with a
'Green Walk' on Sunday June 4,
2006. Other activities include
other Green Walks in outlying
regions of Guyana; a Green
Concert; series of one-day
camps; a 20 minutes make-over
of the environment which will
include companies; debates and
panel discussions. Also, this
year on World Environment
Day, the EPA is celebrating its
10th anniversary! So World
Environment Day is going to be
a very special one this year!
The EPA is encouraging
individuals and businesses to
get involved in celebrating world
environment day, by taking part
in and setting up activities that
can help to improve our quality
of life and raise money to tackle
environmental issues.
People's health and
environment are interrelated.
Where you live can affect your
health. The air we breathe, the
water we drink and the land on
which we live and grow food are
all vital to our health and well-
being. We promote health and
well-being by providing high
quality environments for
relaxation and physical activity.

A high quality environment
can improve health. Natural
surroundings reduce stress and
encourage people to take up

i '. l

By improving local
environments, we give people
places close to home where they
can relax or exercise.

Get out and enjoy your
Use your local environment
as a huge gym. Go for a walk,
take a boat out or just play
football in the park. We want to
work with local authorities,
industry, and individuals to
improve the environment so
you can get out more and enjoy
it. and get fit at the same time.

Promise the Earth
in 2006
For World Environment
Day this year, we want you to
make small promises for our
Earth. Small promises make
a big difference. Making little

Please see page III

The Public is hereby notified that an application for an Environmental
Authorization to establish a Crude Oil Refinery, at Ordnance Fort
Lands/Palmyra/Seawell, East Coast Berbice by Crab Island Refinery Inc.,
a subsidiary of Delta Energy and Petroleum Company (DEPCO), has been
submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency.

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act, No 11, 1996, an
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required before any decision to
approve or reject this proposed project is taken, since this development may
have significant impacts on the environment.

Members of the public are hereby invited, within twenty-eight (28) days of this
notice, to make written submissions to the Agency, setting out those questions
and matters which they require to be answered or considered in the
Environmental Impact Assessment. In addi an, a Public Scoping Meeting(s)
will be held on a date to be published later, allow members of the public an
opportunity to hear their concerns.

The sunmary of the project (business plan' can be uplifted at the following
office on request, at a reasonable cost ofphot opying:

Written submissions should be addressed to:
Director Environmental Managemen, Division
Environmental Protection Agency
IAST Building, U.G Campus, Turkeyef:
Tel: 222-5784/2277 Fax: 222-2442
Email: epa(a epaguyana.ortg
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LONDON (Reuters) European starlings are not just excep-
tional songbirds and mimics they also recognize a grammar
in their songs in a way that was thought to be unique to hu-
Scientists in the United States have discovered that the birds
can be taught to identify different patterns of organising sounds
used to communicate.
"We show that European starlings accurately recognize acous-
tic patterns defined by a recursive, self-embedding, context-free
grammar," said Timothy Gentner of the University of California
San Diego (UCSD), in the journal Nature.
Recursive grammar, in which words and clauses are inserted into
sentences to create new meaning, is found in all human languages.
It was considered a type of linguistic boundary that separated hu-
mans from other creatures.
"Now we find that we have been joined on this side of
the boundary by the starling. It should no longer be con-
sidered an insult to be called a bird-brain," said Daniel
Margoliash of the University of Chicago, a co-author of
the study.
While humans change a sentence from "the bird sang" to "the
bird the cat chased sang" by inserting words, starlings combine
chirps, warbles, trills, whistles and rattling sounds.
The scientists discovered their ability by recording eight differ-
ent starling sounds and combining them to make 16 artificial songs,
some more complex than others, which had different grammars or
patterning rules.
After teaching the birds to recognize the different sets of songs,
nine out of 11 birds could distinguish the patterns and grammatical
"These birds are a lot smarter than you might think," said
Margoliash. "They have innate abilities. They solve interest-
ing problems and learn difficult tasks."

From page XLV
lifestyle changes can have a big effect if everyone does it.
Whether you take a shower instead of a bath, reduce your
energy use or use the car less, the benefits are big. You can
make small promise like turning off the tap when you brush
your teeth or you could go further and promise to organise a
green project in your community.

Engage your friends to make a promise too, and between everyone,
you can make a difference.

1. I promise I will take a shower instead of a bath. I
2. I promise I will put a water- saving device in my toilet.
3. I promise I will turn the tap off when I brush my teeth. I
4. I promise to use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable
ones. I
5. I promise to use a reusable bag when I shop, rather than
plastic carriers.
6. I promise I will boil only the water I need, rather than
filling the kettle every time.
7. I promise I will share my car journeys to work with a colleague,
cycle or replace those car journeys with public transport at
least once a week. I I
8. I promise I will organise or volunteer for an environmental
project in my local community. I I
But do remember that we have to think about our
environment everyday and not just once a year.
For more information on World Environment Day 2006, please
go to

Remember that you can share your thoughts on the Ramsar
Convention with us by sending your letters to: "Our
Environment", C/o EIT Division, Environmental Protection
Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen, UG Campus, GREATER

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Page XVI Sunday Chronicle May 7, 2006

Guyanese receives royal

decoration on St. Maarten


Date: 2006.04.13
Contract No: 13 & 18/2005 & 2. 3 & 4/2006

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

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

The MOA. through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for undertaking
the following works in Regions 2 & 3

13/2005 Construction of Multi Purpose Building. Orange Blossom Women's Handicraft
and Development Association. La Harmonie West Bank Demerara Region 3

18/2005 Rehabilitation and Excavation of Channels and Construction of Structures. Parika
Back WUA. Parika. East Bank Essequibo. Region 3

2/2006 Construction of Windsor Castle All Weather Access Road. Windsor Castle. WUA.
Essequibo Coast. Region 2

3/2006 Construction of Salem All Weather Access Road. Salem East Bank Essequibo.
Region 3

4/2006 Construction of Bremen! Perseverance All Weather Access Road. Bremen/
Perseverance WUA. Essequibo Coast. Region 2

Bidding document (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the Project Manager's
Office, at Den Amstel. West Coast Demerara from April 18, 2006 for a non-refundable
fee of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency
for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same office.

Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder and
must be clearly marked on the top, left hafid corer "Tender for the............
PRCSSP ........2005/2006. Do not open before 09:00hrs on Tuesday. May 16. 2006.
I Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope.

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after bid opening and must be accompanied by
a security of no less than two hundred thousand guyana dollars (G$200.000.) or its
equivalent in a convertible currency. valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates and
must be addressed to the:

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

All bids are to be deposited in the tender box located in the Ministry of Finance building.
Main & Urquhart Streets. Georgetown. before 09:00 hrs on Tuesday. May 16. 2006. Bids
will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to attend immediately after
09:00 hrs on Tuesday. May 16. 2006.

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

Permanent Secretary
;Ministry of AgricultureGovernment ads can be viewed at
Government ads can be viewed at

born playwright Ian Valz was
among eleven persons who
received a royal decoration in
commemoration of the Birth-
day of Her Majesty Queen
Beatrix on Friday, April 28. Of
the eleven persons honoured,
six were decorated as
Knights of the Order of
Oranje-Nassau and five
Members of the Order of

The recipients meet the
criteria of "exceptional volun-
tary and personal service or
achievements," stated Lt.
Governor Franklyn Richards
who presented the royal
decorations during a cer-
emony at his residence Fri-
day evening in honour of Her
Majesty the Queen's birth-
Decorated as Knights
were Valz, Cassandra Gibbs,

Lisandra Havertong, Jean
Illidge, Merlyn Schaminee-
Miguel, Sidney Sorton, and
Kenneth Lopes. Decorated as
Members were Glorine
Richardson, Maximiliaan
Phelipa, Kenneth Lopes.
James Marlin and Maxime
Valz left Guyana to
come to St. Maarten twenty
years ago to play a major
role in the area of culture.
He trained the youths in
the area of theatre and
drama and kept them busy
in a positive way. He is also
known for his enormous
efforts for the schools and
teachers, and development
of adult theatre. He re-
ceived international
acknowledgement for his
play "Masquerade."


The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs invites tenders from suitably qualified contractors
to submit bids for the execution of the followingproject:-

"Renovation of the Amerindian Students' hostel, Mahaicony, Region No. 5".

Tender documents can be obtained from the Accounts Department, Ministry of
Amerindian Affairs, Thomas and Quamina Streets, Georgetown, 9:00hrs 15:00hrs,
Monday to Friday upon payment of the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) each.

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

Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration and must be deposited in the tender box situated at the NPTAB,
Ministry of Finance, northwestern building, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown
not later than Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 09:00 hrs. Tenders will be opened immediately

Each Tender must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Commissioner-General. Guvana Revenue Authority and the General Manager, National
Insurance Scheme in the name of the individual or company tendering.
Failure to do so wNill result in automatic disqualification of the ender.

Tenders which do not meet the requirements stated above \\ ill be deemed non

Tenderers or their representatives are invited to be present at the opening of tenders
on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 09.00hrs as stated above.

Moolchand Haricharan
Permanent Secretary
S:". Government ads can be viewed at

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Celine's Titanic

SEar Pai

By Gina Serpe
SE!Online Celine Dion's heart may go on, but her ears are another story.
I ] The Las Vegas headliner was forced to cancel nearly a week's worth of gigs last month due to a rare ear disease called
llab\ rinihiiis. The Titanic-voiced singer returned to the Caesar's Palace stage Friday, though not necessarily with a clean bill
of health
SRene Angelil, Dion's husband and longtime manager, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the problem began with a
\ ra l illnLss and that fluid build-up in her inner ear led to severe cases of vertigo.
SA poiing on the singer's official Website last month informed ticket holders of the cancellation: "Celine continues to
reco er from the virus she contracted last week which spread to her inner ear. Medically known as viral labyrinthitis, the
I " r condition causes nausea, dizziness, and general weakness.
"Her doctor has prescribed medication to treat the associated irritations and instructed her to rest for the next five days,
4. o that thhe virus can run its course.'
According to the Review-Journal, the Grammy winner, who has performed several times since returning, has told fans
S. that ihe condition could last anywhere "from a couple weeks to a year."
Which means it may interfere with an important milestone.
Si On Sunday, Dion will celebrate the 500th performance of her headlining show by giving back to the city, donating the
Snighr' proceeds to the Celine Dion Foundation, which will in turn disperse the money to 10 separate local charities.
T-he people of Las Vegas have been so good to us since we moved here," she said. "By dedicating this special show to
S'tocal charities and contributing to their efforts to help the community, it gives us a chance to say thank you in a very
Sm..eaningful way. We're hoping to raise a million dollars on May 7th, for these great organizations."
F .' 'The Candian chanteuse ends her four-year, $100 million run in S'n City in late 2007,:though the stage won't be empty
-for long
II as recently announced that Cher, who not long ago finished up her latest farewell tour, will be taking
-D . ion's place at the Coliseum, though like her predecessor, Cher will have a new space built specifically for her
,.. .ho%. She kicks off her run in 2008.


The Ministry of Health invites Tenders from suitably qualified contractors to submit
bids for the execution of the following:- 7 ...
Lot (A) Renovation to guest house, Thomas & Quamina Streets, Georgetown. ..I Ii- l
Lot (B) Construction of concrete trestle, Regional Health Services Guest House,
Thomas & Quamina Streets, Georgetown. 1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following
Lot (C) General Maintenance to the doctor's residence, Leguan Island, Region #3. services to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Lot (D) Rehabilitation of the doctor's Residence, Mabaruma, Region #1. (a) Floor Care, Janitorial, Waste Collection & Disposal Services
Lot (E) Rehabilitation of Kumaka District Hospital, Moruca, Region #1. (b) Attendant Services
Tender documents) can be obtained from the Administration Office, Ministry of Health, 2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of
Brickdam, from of 09:00hrs to 15:00hrs Monday to Friday upon payment of a the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street, from 09:00h
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. to 15:00h, Monday to Friday upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $1000
Tenders must be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope, which does not in any way identify
the Tenderer. On the top left hand corner of the envelope, the Project tendered for must
be clearly written. 3. Each Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any way
identify the Tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner
Tenders for Lot A & B must be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, "Tender for (specific servicess)).
Brickdam, Georgetown and must be deposited in the tender box situated on the Middle
Floor (Deputy Permanent Secretary's Office), Ministry of Health, Brickdam, Georgetown
not later than the Monday, May 15, 2006 at 9:00hrs. Tenders will be opened immediately 4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement &
thereafter. Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, and must be placed in the
Tender Box situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets,
Tenders for Lot C, D & E must be addressed to the Chairman, National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration and must be deposited in the Tender Box Georgetown not later than 09:00h., Tuesday 16th May, 2006.
situated at the NPTAB, Ministry of Finance, Northwestern Building, Main and Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown not later than the Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 09:00hrs. Tenders will Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing periods. Tenderers or
be opened immediately thereafter.
be opened immediately thereaftertheir representatives are invited to attend the openings.
Each Tender must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority and the General Manager, National 5. Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance from
Insurance Scheme in the name of the individual if individual is tendering or company if the Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority (IRD) and from the General
company is tendering. A Bid Security of 2% of the tendered sum is required for Lot C,
D & E. Failure to do so will result in automatic disqualification of the Tender. Manager, National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual if
individual is tendering or company if company is tendering.
Tenders which do not meet the requirements stated above and in the tender document
will be deemed non responsive.
will be deemed non responsive. 6. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept the
Tenders or their representatives are invited to be present at the opening of tenders on lowest or any Tender.
Monday. May 15. 2006 and Tuesday. May 16. 2006 at 09:00hrs.
Sonya Roopnauth Michael H. Khan
Permanent Secretary Government ads can be viewed at Chief Executive Officer

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Is it possible for me to claim and receive Funeral Benefit for my wife
who has never worked?

Yes, it is possible for you to claim for and receive Funeral Benefit from
NIS for your wife who has never worked or contributed to the Scheme.
However, you must be insured with NIS and must have paid at least
50 Contributions to the Scheme.

Further, when making your claim you will have to produce the following:

(1) Your wife's Death Certificate and
(2) Your Marriage Certificate
(3) Receipts for her Funeral expenses

You are also required to complete the form FB and submit it along with
the aforementioned documents to the nearest NIS office.

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
Tel: 227-3461.


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ARIES -- Scheduling conflicts may seem insurmountable today take a break
now and things may free up, making a compromise possible. Be prepared
to give a little bit more than everyone else your willingness to be flexible
will be remembered by people who can make things happen down the
road. One of your most ambitious goals feels like it's getting tougher to-
day. It's time to swallow your pride and ask for the help you know you
TAURUS -- Take advantage of a figurative 'get out of jail free' card that
you'll be handed today. You may not recognize it at first, but you'll sud-
denly see that you've got the connections you need for getting away with
pushing a few boundaries. Do not feel guilty that you may have more
opportunity than someone else this is the chance you've been waiting
for and you can make up for some lost time. Nothing can stop the solid
momentum you've created so take chances.

GEMINI.-- There are a lot of details piling up, forming a sticky foundation
that's slowing you down way too much. The best way to combat this new
sluggishness is to completely ignore it, so go ahead and skip the details
for today. Overthinking every little decision isn't going to ensure that you
make the right choice, it's just going to delay the decision you were likely
going to make all along! Trust your gut and act on a few whims one of
'em may take you to an amazing place.
CANCER You like to think you know a good thing when you see it, but
it's an indisputable fact that the grass is always greener on the other side
of the fence. If you're single, you may spy an especially adorable couple
that makes you green with envy if you've landed your sweetie, you'll sud-
denly notice how many cuties are smiling at you. Remind yourself that if
the situations were different, you wouldn't be as happy. You are where
you are for a darn good reason (believe it or not).
LEO Believe a family member when they tell you that holding on is hold-
ing you back. They may not understand how difficult it is to let go, but
they do understand how important it is right now. If you don't see any
reward to moving forward, it's because you don't quite realise how far
you've come. Get comfortable and have a long chat with someone who
knows you inside and out. They have the perspective to see that you have
made huge progress, and they're ready to convince you.
VIRGO Broaden your definition of 'normal' today push beyond some
of your comfort barriers and try some new things. Skip past your favourite
radio station and listen to something from the opposite end of the spec-
trum. Try a cuisine you've never really tried before you're in a very recep-
tive frame of mind and will be able to appreciate the best aspects of ev-
erything you experiment with. Not everything will be a new favourite, but
you will learn more about what you like.
LIBRA Your optimistic outlook will be growing a lot stronger today -
mostly because your positive thinking has been helping you gain a lot of
affection, and your subconscious wants more! By seeing the sunnier side
of life, you've been inspiring others to do the same this 'bright side'
mentality is contagious and very attractive. Someone who's taken a new
role in your life loves the fact that for you, the glass is always half full.
They are going to big a much bigger part of your life.
SCORPIO Some days you just have to put your blinders on and keep
going down the road! Today a bevy of wisecracking folks may try your
patience, but in the end they will win your heart (try not to let them know
- it might give them a big head!). Negative energy is like a bully if you
just ignore it, it will get bored and then go away. So don't fret if there's
some tension during a serious time put your energy into the fun stuff
and the unpleasant stuff will blow over quicker than you think.
SAGITTARIUS An enriching period of looking back and being reflective
will continue throughout today. Gaining perspective on where you've come
from and what you've done is a great way to gain confidence but be
careful not to get too stuck in what used to be. The choices you've made
cannot be undone, so why dwell? Regret is a useless emotion, and you've
got exciting things to think about. The good news you've been waiting
for is coming today, and it will give you the distraction you may need.
CAPRICORN One thing you can rely on today more than anything is
your energy! As soon as you begin your morning routine, your synapses
will spring to life and you'll be ready to meet anything the day has to
offer. One excellent use of your energy would be to rally the troops and
get some real teamwork going. Your spirit is likely to be contagious, and
you can affect the environment around you more than ever before, whether
It's work, home or the dating scene.
AQUARIUS Sometimes, no matter how hard to push or wish, things are
not going to go the way you want. Although you won't have your hopes
dashed, a bracing dose of reality will remind you that there are many things
beyond your control. Most importantly, do not take this as a sign that you
are losing power. Rather, take it as a fact that life would be pretty boring
if you always got what you wanted. Seek out the company of people who
understand this.
PISCES Give one of your recent projects a final farewell push today -
wave bye-bve as it moves on down the line to the next person. You've
done all you can (you've done very well, as a matter of fact) now it's
someone else's duty to carry it further. This release will lighten your load
and make you feel quite carefree for a few days. Take advantage of this
positive energy to reach out to friends and have some laughs. Plan a few
lavish adventures together.

Multi-Stakeholder Forum

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum will now be conducted at the
Regional level.

Persons selected to represent their communities at the Regional
Conferences are advised that the ERC will soon be contacting

Conferences are scheduled as follows:

VENUE Port Kaituma Secondary School
May, 16, 2006 @ 4 pm.

VENUE Modem Hotel Boardroom
DATE May 17, 2006 @ 4 pm.

Region # 2
VENUE Anna Regina Town Hall
DATE May 18, 2006 @ 10 am.

An Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC)
/R project with support of the UNDP
SSRC social Cohesion Programme

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Medical Biotechnology- Part 2

MODERN medical biotech-
nology may be described here as
the use of the new "tools" of
genetic engineering, recombinant
DNA and tissue engineering for
the diagnosis, prevention and
treatment of human diseases.
The paraphrasing of the stan-
dard modem biotechnology defi-
nitions we provided in our ear-
lier articles is noteworthy in this
Perhaps because of the dev-
astating psychosocial and eco-
nomic effects human diseases
and related deaths can have on
us, one of the most advanced ar-
eas of biotechnology has been in
medical biotechnology. It is also
important to note most of these
medical biotechnology develop-
ments have not attracted as
much controversy as agriculturali
and food biotechnologies, ex-
cept on aspects like human
cloning and embryonic stem
cell research. Generally, when it
comes to promotion of health,
a majority of persons in several

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surveys tend to support bio-
Medical biotechnology is
unraveling several previously
less understood diseases at a
very rapid rate. Genetic en-
gineering and recombinant
DNA technologies have also
provided us with the most
sensitive and precise diag-
nostic tools-used in laborato-
ries presently.

Research in medical biotech-
nology and the allied fields of
food and nutrition and human
molecular genetics have now
clearly demonstrated the direct
role our foods have in influenc-
ing how some of our genes work
in response. This was the sub-
ject of a review published in
volume 25 of the prestigious
Annual Review of Nutrition last
year by Professors Neil Shay
and William Banz of the Uni-
versities of Notre Dame and
Southern Illinois, respectively.
The subject is also now com-
prehensively captured in the

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newest book entitled Nutritional
Genoriics: Discovering thepath
to personalized nutrition, pub-
lished this month by John Wiley
and editedby Professors Jim
Kaput of the University of Illi-
nois and Raymond Rodriguez of
the Untiversity of California -
The influence of nutrients
on oUr genes and-the related
field of nutritional gerionics or
nutrigenomics have provided
several classic examples of the
famous "one gene '- one en-
zyme hypothesis" developed
by American geneticists, Profes-.
sors George Beadle and Edward
Tatum in the 19401s for which
they subsequently won the
Nobel Prize in Medicine or

1. Human tissue engi-
neering for replacement
therapy examples-

a. Bioengineering of new
mammary (breast) tissue in

by Mark PdrisIl

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Cookery Corner

mice models for application in
humans for reconstructive sur-
gery after mastectomy breast
removal following breast cancer
b. Bioengineered bone
marrow cells for repairing heart
attack damage to heart tissues
using medical biotechnology rat
c. Bioengineering of a
stable network of blood vessels;
d. Bioengineering of uri-
ndry bladder in humans.

2. Medical diagnostics -
use of biotechnology to pro-
duce reagents, proteins and en-
zymes for detecting infectious
diseases in the laboratory. Ex-
amples -
Beyond the basic blood

Type of Test

Genetic Screening

Carrier Testing

Prenatal Diagnostic Testing

Newborn Screening

Pre-symptomatic Testing

Susceptibility Testing

Diagnostic Testing

Forensic/Identity Testing

typing for blood group determi-
nation and chromosome study
called karyotyping, biotechnol-
ogy has now provided the fol-
lowing tools in diagnostics: .

i. DNA probes.
ii. Southern blotting de-
veloped by Professor Ed South-
iii. Northern blotting
iv. Western blotting
v. Polymerase Chain
Reaction (PCR) developed by
Professor Kary Mullis leading
to his Nobel Prize in Physiol-
ogy or Medicine

Some diagnostic.and genetic
tests based on medical biotech-
nology and molecular biology or
using systems developed
through biotechnology/genetic
engineering include those in the
table below (source: Health
Canada Biobasics).

This structure of the now:fa-
mous bird flu virus was made
possible through the tools of
biotechnology diagnostics.

Next week we shall
continue with some more
exciting examples of
Medical biotechnology.
Email address: or

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

Diseases Tested

Breast Cancer Genes. BRCA &2

Phenylketonuria PKLi)

Lo' Gehrig's Disease

Thy: Sach's Disease

Down's Syndrome

Spina Bifida

Phenylketonuria (PKU)


Alzheimer's Disease

Huntington's Diesease

Chemical Metabolism Genes (CYP 2D6)

P450. Metabolism Genes

Angelman's Syndrome

Cysuc Fibrosis

DNA Fingerprinting

Paternity Tests

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weekly feature giving recipes and INGREDIENTS:
Stips on cooin.....g In..2 tsp Champion Baking Powder
Sh2 tsp salt
2 tsp lard or butter, chilled and cut into 1/4 inch bits
As Guyana celebrates its 4 Anniverary, we willbefeataring Guyanese recipesfor the month of 2 tsp sugar dissolved in 14 cup of cold water
May, that incorporate quality Be haryproducts. his week represent the classicbreakfast-slt Vegetable oil for flying
fish andbakes-enjoyl .

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1 tbsp chopped ecshallot
1 sprig fine leaf thyme
2 wiri pepper, chopped i
Vz tsp Chico Black Pepper to taste
Oil or margarine for frying I
1 tomato diced into cubes
Soak saltfish for2 hours to remove salt. Wash
and boil for about 10 minutes.

eRmove from heat. Drain and shred very finely.
Fish may be pounded in mortar, if available, or use
food processor.

Add seasoning and Chico BlackPepper to taste.
ry in hot oil or margarine for about 5-8 minutes.
Garnish with diced tomatoes and serve hot with


If the ,dough crumbles, add a little more.cold
water, teaspoon at a time, until ithiods together.
For each bake, pinch off about 2 tablespoon of
dough and pat into a ball. On a lightly floured
surface, roll each ball into a round about three
inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick.


Pour oil.into a heavy 10 to 12 inch'skillet to a

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DIRECTIONS: smoking. Fry the bakes, fouror fiveat a.time for
Sift the flour, Champion Baking Powder and salt about three minutes on each side, turning them
together into a large bowl and add the lard or butter, with a slotted spoon and regulating heat so they
Working quickly, use your fingertips to rub the flour colorrichly and evenlywithoutburning. Asthey
and lard/butter together until it looks like coarse browntransferthemontopapertowels todrain.
grains. Pour in sugar and water mixture all at once,
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By Tatiana Siegel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Will Smith is reuniting with the
director of his next picture to shoot the action drama 'Tonight,
He Comes'.
The Columbia Pictures project centres on a tortured superhero
who crash-lands in Brooklyn, and tries to transform himself by ro-.
mancing an alluring housewife, causing chaos in the process. The
studio is eyeing an early 2007 start.
Smith and director Gabriele Muccino recently wrapped the
fact-based rags-to-riches drama 'The Pursuit of Happyness',
which is scheduled for a December 15 release through Colum-
bia. Smith was in theaters a year ago with romantic comedy
ACTOR Will Smith greets fans as he arrives to attend the
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards held in Los Angeles,
California April 1, 2006. (Katie Jackson/Reuters)

FANTASIA Barrino performs at the 19th Annual Soul Train
Music Awards in Hollywood in this March 1,2005 file photo.
(Kimberly White/Reuters)

sends message

on evil

By Claudia Parsons

NEW YORK (Reuters) Donald Sutherland has played plenty
of bad guys in his time and in his new film 'Land of the Blind'
he gets to explore the roots of evil and how the victim can be-
come the tyrant and torturer.
--.. -The political satire, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film
Festival this week, stars Sutherland as an imprisoned playwright
who convinces a soldier, played by Ralph Fiennes. to help assassi-
nate a tyrannical dictator in an unnamed country.
SAfter the dictator is dead and Sutherland's group take power.
the revolution turns sour and Fiennes's character ends up impris-
oned for refusing to swear loyalty to the new regime.
The revolutionaries send intellectuals for re-education in intern-
ment camps and enforce such bizarre laws as one endorsing veg-
Alluding to historical examples from the French revolution to
Romania, North Korea, Irafi, the Soviet Union, Haiti, Cuba and
Northern Ireland, the film blends absurd satire with dark scenes of
torture, violence and summary executions.
Fiennes plays the decent soldier in 'Land of the Blind' but he
too has played his share of bad guys, notably a Nazi officer in
'Schindler's List'.

"What's important is to see why these people come into being
and what makes a society produce that sort of psychotic mental-
ity." he told a news conference.
Sutherland, who is first seen in the film battered and be-
draggled in a prison cell with slogans smeared in excrement
on the walls, said it was important to ask what drives people
to evil, ahd to realise that perceptions of evil vary.
"People like Mohammed Atta, in this country, you describe him
as evil, bu' to many people he was heroic in his decision to fly
those planes into.the World.Trade Center,' Sutherland said, refer--


CAST member Donald Sutherland arrives for the prei
of'Ask The Dust' at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood I
3, 2006. (Max Morse/Reuters)


ring to one of the September 11 hijackers.
Fiennes said 'Land of the Blind' was the latest in a string of
political films directly related to current crises.
"You're seeing a number of films with a clear political content
because ... film is a strong medium, because it gets inside people's
heads like nothing else," he said. "9/11 sort of swung the whole
world into another sense of awareness."
He expressed frustration about problems in places as varied as
Uzbekistan, Iraq. Darfur, Russia and even Britain, which is intro-
ducing security measures human rights campaigners fear will curtail
civil liberties.
"This is really scary, this is really urgent," Fiennes said. "It's
time to get angry ... For the first time in my life I feel tlie world :s
g.. mi-,dangerously unhinged."
Sutherland said there was a complacency in America and he feared
audiences were not open enough to political films.
Made in London with a budget of $10 million, the film
opens in New York in June and the distributor is hoping word
of mouth will push it wider, as there is little budget for pub-

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By Kimberly Nordyke

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) 'American Idol' winner Fantasia
Barrino will play herself in a Lifetime movie that will show
how the teenage single mother overcame poverty, sexual abuse
and illiteracy to win the hit talent show.
The movie, tentatively titled 'Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fan-
tasia Barrino Story', will premiere in August on the women's cable
channel. Debbie Allen will direct from an adaptation of Barrino's
autobiography, 'Life Is Not a Fairy Tale'.
Viola Davis and Kadeem Hardison will portray her parents,
Diane and JoJo Barrino, while Loretta Devine has been cast as her
grandmother Addic Collins. Newcomer Jamia Simone Nash will play
ihe young Fantasia.
Choreographer-actress-director Allen's directing credits include
UPN's 'All of Us' and 'Girlfriends', the WB Network's 'The Jamie
Foxx Show' and NBC's 'A Different World'.
'lony winner Davis' credits include the feature films 'Traf-
fic' and 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Devine recently appeared in
'Crash'. Hardison, best known for playing Dwayne Wayne on
'A Different World', also appeared in 'Biker Boyz'.

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