Guyana chronicle

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


Subjects / Keywords:
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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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Copyright Guyana National Newspaper Ltd. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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the handbag that reduced a burly All Blacks player
to tears.
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dents, former New Zealand captain Tana Umaga tangled
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Joint Services
AK-47, ammo, generator found

IN A shocking twist in the hunt for the high-powered
weapons stolen from Army headquarters, the Joint
Services last evening announced they are checking
links that a criminal drug enterprise ... Page thi

PRIME Minister Samuel Hinds yesterday
said the government was pursuing initia-
tives to cushion the effects on employees
of Omai Bauxite Mining Inc who will be
sent off temporarily due to overproduc-
tion and lack of markets.
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Omai to shut bauxite

operations for two months

By Joe Chapman
PRIME Minister Samuel
Hinds yesterday said the gov-
ernment was pursuing initia-
tives to cushion the effects on
employees of Omai Bauxite
Mining Inc who will be sent
off temporarily due to over-

production and lack of mar-
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said he
gave die assurance in a television
address during a visit to Linden
yesterday. The Prime Minister
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agency said.
Just two years after taking
over the Linden bauxite opera-
tions from the Linden Mining
Enterprise, OBMI on Friday
announced it would be curtail-
ing production because of a
drop in sales.
General Manager, Mr Rob-
ert C. Walish said the "rate that
we are selling at right now is not
sufficient to sustain we have chosen
to stop producing Refractory A
Super Calcined (RASC) bauxite.
our main product, in July and
Walish said this unfortu-
nately affects many people but
this was the "only way we have
to adjust our production rate to
what we are selling". He said the
entire operations would be shut
GINA said alleged dumping
of RASC bauxite by China has
affected the competitiveness of
local bauxite and its demand on
the international market.
The Prime Minister, it re-
ported, said the current price of
China's bauxite appeared to be
below the level of economic vi-
ability, suggesting possible
subsidising of the sector in that
If this is proven, he said, the
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) can be asked to amica-
bly resolve the issue.
According to GINA, Mr
Hinds indicated that President
Bharrat Jagdeo met OBMI ex-
ecutives to discuss the issue and
will work with the company and
workers. President Jagdeo is due
to meet the workers shortly, it
Giving a background to the
decision, Walish and other top
company officials, including
Plant Manager, Mr Victor Rozan
and Personnel Manager, Mr Pe-
ter Benny, explained that since

January there was a slowing
down in bauxite sales after last
year's last quarter,' which was
particularly good, especially in
Walish, however, assured
workers, "when business picks
up...we will invite all to come
back to work (as) this is not any
kind of a move or a scheme to
replace employees."
"This is necessitated by the
fact that we don't have, or need
to produce calcined bauxite at
the moment because we don't
have that amount of sales. So
when we have the sales, we
produce for our inventories", he
At the peak of its opera-
tions OBMI had 598 employ-

THE controversial bugged
telephone conversations pur-
portedly involving Police
Commissioner Winston
Felix, dubbed Tapegate, have
triggered an exchange be-
tween the People's Progres-
sive Party (PPP) and the main
opposition People's National
Congress Reform (PNCR).
The PPP says the latest
taped telephone conversation,
allegedly of Mr Felix, demon-
strates "what is clearly unpro-
fessional conduct."
The statement from the
main partner in the governing
PPP/Civic (PPP/C) alliance
came a day after Prime Minis-
ter Samuel Hinds wrote the Po-
lice Commissioner, requesting
him to immediately respond to
allegations against him.
"In view of certain com-
plaints, accusations and/or alle-
gations being made against the
Commissioner of Police, the
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds
has written to the Commis-

ees, including permanent and
contracted staff, but that num-
ber dropped to 505 up to re-
Walish said OBMI was do-
ing its best to sell its flagship
RASC product but there are
three things which could hap-
pen at this time that could af-
fect the course of its future:
** resuming the current
level of production in Septem-
** a further decrease in sales
"by which time we would have
to extend the period of time
that we would be shut down";
** an increase in sales "by
which time we would need to
run both kilns and need to hire
more people than we have right

sioner of Police bringing these
allegations to his attention and
requested him to respond, im-
mediately." Head of the Presi-
dential Secretariat Dr Roger
Luncheon said in a statement
The government statement
to the media did not specify
what allegations the Commis-
sioner was being asked to re-
spond to, but it is widely be-
lieved to be the controversial
tapped telephone conversations
allegedly of Felix engaged in
questionable use of his office.
The PPP, in a press release,
said the main opposition
People's National Congress Re-
form (PNCR) was demonstrat-
ing "hypocrisy of the highest
order" when it Thursday con-
demned the media for
publicising contents of the
The PNCR had said it can-
not vouch for the authenticity
of the recording, in which the
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Indicating that the shutdowr
could be extended or shortenec
based on orders for not only Su-
per Chemical Grade Bauxite
(SCGB) and more RASC, Walish
said no assurance can be given
now, but "our best estimates are
that we will restart on Septem-
ber Ist."
"As in any business we
have to be able to sell what we
make," he pointed out.
OBMI employees were in-
formed last week of the im-
pending shutdown of the
mines and plant operations
by management which is in a
joint venture with the govern-
ment which has a 30 per cent
share of the business.

Commissioner reveals plans tc
plant cocaine on a woman being
investigated for robbery and tc
use the Central Immigration and
Passport Office in the scheme.
The PNCR condemned
what it said was the "nefarious
media campaign that has been
mounted by organized crime to
besmirch the Commissioner of
Police and undermine national
security" and accused the media
of being overrun by organisedd
However, the PPP, express-
ing concern "at the breach of na-
tional security resulting in the
taping of conversations of the
Commissioner of Police", said, as
in the case of condemning the
media for releasing contents of
the tape, the PNCR was resort-
ing to "dirty tricks as this suits
its purpose."
The PPP said its concern
about national security in rela-
tion to the office of the Commis-
sioner of Police is consistent and
not tailored to partisan consid-
"The Guyanese people will
recall that in the height of the
PNC engineered riots in the
post 1997 elections, the PNC
tapped into (then) Commis-
sioner (Laurie) Lewis' telephone
conversations and had the re-
cordings broadcasted on televi-
sion. That party even went fur-
ther by using an imposter to
imitate Commissioner Lewis'
voice and countermand his or-
ders," the PPP stated.
"In the latest taped tele-
phone conversation aired pub-
licly, the PNC seems to be in-
volved in a plot to frame a per-
son, notwithstanding its denial
and to use their apparent influ-
ence with the Commissioner, to
illegally search persons and
trample on the fundamental civil
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AK-47 gang may be

linked to rampage plot

* Joint Services

* AK-47, ammo, generator found

IN A shocking twist in the
hunt for the high-powered
weapons stolen from Army
headquarters, the Joint Ser-
vices last evening announced
they are checking links that
a criminal drug enterprise
recently began recruiting
ex-Police and soldiers to un-
dertake a violent rampage to
create instability in the
"Investigators are working
to establish the accuracy of new
information that this group has
over the past two weeks em-
barked on recruitment of per-
sons, most of whom have had
law enforcement and military
backgrounds. It is felt that the
recruitment drive is part of a
larger plan to create instability
through acts of criminal violence

against innocent civilians," the
Joint Services stated.
The announcement came
after one of the stolen weap-
ons was discovered at Enter-
prise, East Coast Demerara and
two suspects, whose leader is
on the run from the United
States, was arrested. The gun
find was linked to the men who
Thursday terrorised residents
of Nonpariel and Enterprise
and shot dead Ramjit
The Joint Services did not
name "the fugitive from U.S.
justice" who they said the gun
find was linked to but the only
local person wanted by the U.S.
at this time in connection with
drug trafficking is embattled
businessman Roger Khan.
The U.S. is in the process

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(From page two)
rights of citizens," the party
It sated that, "the PNC, in
and out of office, has been
known to abuse our people's
fundamental rights."
"As for the alleged involve-
ment of the Commissioner of
Police, the PPP is extremely dis-
appointed as what is clearly un-
professional conduct," the party
The government's move to
ask Felix for an explanation
came as no surprise as Luncheon
stated Wednesday that the ad-
ministration was going to con-
sider other moves than the FBI
to authenticate the tapped tele-
phone conversations, since the
results on the first tape had not
been returned.

When other tapes surfaced
last weekend, Luncheon indi-
cated this resulted in further
"erosion" in public confidence
in the Police Commissioner.
The letter by the Prime
Minister to Felix is intended to
ensure that due process is fol-
lowed and the Commissioner of
Police has a fair hearing, sources
According to Article 211 (4)
of the Constitution, the pre-
scribed authority (the Prime
Minister or the Chairman of the
Police Service Commission)
would have to advise the Presi-
dent on the question of an in-
vestigation into possible
misbehaviour, the sources said.
As per procedure, the Presi-
dent shall then act in accordance
with the advice of the Judicial
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of seeking the extradition of
Khan to face charges that he
trafficked cocaine into that
country. Police here also say
they want him for question-
The U.S. District Court,
Eastern District of New York,
unsealed a grand jury indictment
on May 3 which charges that
Khan conspired to import drugs
between January 2001 and
March 2006.
The rusted high-powered
AK-47 rifle was discovered in
Enterprise yesterday during a
Joint Services operation.
The operation, which the
Joint Services said was con-
ducted in the Melanie, Enter-
prise, and Nonpariel areas, was
launched to pursue leads that
linked two named suspects to

pointing a tribunal.
The tribunal shall then en-
quire into the matter and report
its findings to the President.
The President, the sources
explained, cannot suspend the
Commissioner of Police before
the tribunal ends its work, only
if the Police Service Commis-
sion so advises.
Felix is due to go on pre-
retirement leave on August 15.
2006. but can elect to take his
leave earlier, the sources indi-
Luncheon said Wednesday
that when the first tape pur-
porting to be that of Felix and
PNCR executive member, Mr
Basil Williams discussing mat-
ters of national security was re-
leased on March 20, the Home
Affairs Ministry sent a copy to
the FBI. However, he said there
has been no result thus far.
When that tape was re-

the robbery and fatal shooting at
Nonpariel and Enterprise Thurs-
day night.
In addition to the rifle, three
magazines and 90 matching
rounds of ammunition were also
recovered, the Joint Services said
in a statement.
Prior to the discovery of the
weapon, five males and one fe-
male were arrested while a gen-
erator and bicycle reportedly
stolen during the robbery, were
recovered from an abandoned
building west of Melanie and
north of the railway embank-
ment, the statement said.
On Thursday evening,
Rampersaud and his sister
Seuranie Ranpersaud were sit-
ting on a bench awaiting trans-
portation when one of three
gunmen casually went up and

leased the government said it
was "deeply disturbed" and in-
dicated "this development has
implications for national secu-
The conversation on the
first tape covered the 30 AK-47
rifles stolen from a storage bond
in the Guyana Defence Force
(GDF) headquarters compound
in Camp Ayanganna.
Georgetown and this evoked
laughter between the two men.
That conversation also in-
cluded a discussion of incidents
leading up to the recent Agricola
and Eccles, East Bank Demerara
massacre of eight persons.
The voice, supposedly that
of Felix, posited that the cur-
rent government wanted an ex-
tension of its time in office and
a discussion ensued about the
power vacuum and other impli-
cations were general elections
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iiall in his chest at close range.
The murdered Ramijit is
survived by a 13-year-old
daughter, 1 I siblings and scores
of relatives.
Shortly before, five men car-
rying AK-47 rifles terrorised
worshippers at the Nonpariel
Hindu mandir and attacked a
next door business place. The
gang appeared just after 18:00
h when the mandir on Sixth
Street was filled with worship-
pers at the usual Thursday night
service and held them up.
The gunmen's target was
the Puran family who live next
door to the mandir. One of the
five gunmen stayed with the
worshippers while his accom-
plices went over to the unsus-
pecting family.
At the time, Puran was not
at home as he had left to pick
up the pandit, but his wife Pam



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Breaches of

security forces


to be checked
THE government is seeking local and international help
to examine breaches of the communications system of the
security forces, an official indicated last evening.
This is indicative of efforts to secure confidentiality of the
methods of information flow to the security forces, including
telephone lines, he said.
This comes in the wake of several tapped telephone con-
versations believed to be those of Police Commissioner Win-
ston Felix being released to media houses.
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon re-
cently indicated that as it regards the security of communica-
tions of senior government functionaries, this is a matter of regu-
lar checks.
He said sweeps of communications equipment, includ-
ing telephone lines, have been routine since the ruling
People's Progressive Party took office in 1992.

and children Peter and Polly
were inside when the bandits
barged into their home through
an unlocked door.
Residents said they beat
and terrorised them before leav-
ing with an undisclosed sum of
monleyjewellery, an electricity
generator and other articles.
The robbers threatened to
shoot Pam and even dealt her
some blows about the body af-
ter they choked her. She did not
hesitate to hand over the money
and jewels after they grabbed
her teenage daughter and began
threatening her son.
It is believed that the same
group of AK-47 bandits shot
and killed Ramjit after leaving
The 30 AK-47 rifles and
five pistols were discovered
missing from Army headquar-
ters, Camp Ayanganna early
this year.



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By Janet Guttsman

TORONTO (Reuters) A
group of Canadian residents
arrested for "terrorism
related offences" were
inspired by al Qaeda, had
amassed enough explosives to
build huge bombs and were
planning to blow up targets
in densely populated Ontario,
police said yesterday.
Mike McDonell,
Assistant Commissioner of
the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, said the
group had acquired three
metric tons of ammonium
nitrate or three times the
amount used in the 1995
bombing in Oklahoma City -
as they sought to "create
explosive devices."
Police arrested 12 men
and five young people. The
adults were from Toronto, its
western suburb of
Mississauga and from
Kingston, Ontario, at the
eastern edge of Lake Ontario
and not far from the border
with the United States.
At a news conference
announcing the arrests, police
showed off a haul they described
as bomb-making equipment,
including white sacks of
fertilizer, a cell phone in a box
with wiring, a board apparently
used for target practice, a
computer hard drive and army
"This group posed a real
and serious threat," McDonell
said. "It had the capacity and
intent to carry out attacks....
The modus operandi is very
similar to other attacks that
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I Il added: "\VWe must remain
vigilant. Canada is susceptible
to criminal terrorist activity as
much as any other country."
Police charged the adults,
aged between 19 and 43, and
five youngsters under the age of
18. with terrorism-related
offences and they were to
appear at a heavily guarded
courthouse on Saturday. The
building was ringed by police
vehicles, and snipers stood
guard nearby.
The oldest arrested was
Qayyum Abdul Jamal. 43. of
Mississauga. Ontario. police
"They're all residents of
Canada and for the most part.
they're all citizens." McDonell
said. "They represent the broad
strata of our coinnuinity. Some
are students, some are
employed, some are

"For various reasons,
they appear to have become
adherents of a violent
ideology inspired by al
Qaeda," whose operatives
carried out the 2001 World
Trade Center bombings, said
Luc Portelance. assistant
director of operations at the
Canadian spy service, the
Canadian Security
Intelligence Service.
There have been no al
Qaeda-type attacks in
Canada, although security
services have long fretted
about possible risks and the
United States has urged more
vigilance on the long border
the two countries share.
U.S. Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff
spoke with his Canadian

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A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer displays some
bomb making equipment seized during the arrest of a
group of people on anti-terrorism charges, at a news
conference in Toronto June 3, 2006. (J.P. Moczulski/

counterpart Stockwell Day
early yesterday, said homeland
security spokesman Russ
"We continue to dialogue
with them as they analyse this
information," Knocke said by
telephone. "There are no plans
to change our security posture
at the northern border."
FBI spokesman Richard
Kolko said in an e-mail "there
is preliminary indication that
some of the Canadian subjects
may have had limited contact
with the two people recently
arrested from (the U.S. state of)
"There is no imminent
threat to the U.S. from these
current law enforcement
operations," Kolko added.
Police say the group
arrested this weekend had
received delivery of the
ammonium nitrate, a commonly
used fertilizer, and planned to
target locations in southern
Ontario, Canada's political and
economic heart.

Police would not identify
the targets, but media
reports said they included at
least one tourist site in
Officials said the men had
trained together in a camp in
Canada, but declined to provide
further details. Media reports
said it was located north of
Prime Minister Stephen
Harper said the foiled plot
showed that Canada's "security
and intelligence measures
Canada. under its
previous Liberal government,
declined to join the U.S.-led
forces in Iraq, and many
Canadians felt that helped
their country stay off the al
Qacda radar screen.
But the Liberals did send
troops to Afghanistan to fight
the Taliban there. Harper's
Conservative government has
extended that mission,
despite rising casualty levels
among Canadian troops.

Canada arrests terror

suspects; explosives found

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By Michael Holden and Katherine Baldwin

LONDON (Reuters) British anti-terrorist officers
searched a house and two workplaces yesterday for traces
of a possible chemical bomb they fear could be used in an
attack in Britain.
The search followed a police raid on the house in the east
of the capital a day earlier in which a 23-year-old suspect was
shot and wounded.
Behind a wall of plastic sheeting, police scoured the house
in an ethnically mixed area of east London for signs of toxins
or explosives following a dawn raid at the property on Friday.
Police also carried out further "small searches" at the
workplaces of two men detained in the raid that involved more
than 250 officers. some dressed in chemical suits.
The suspect shot in Friday's raid was recovering under
police guard in hospital yesterday. The second suspect remained
in custody at a high security police station in London.
"What we are looking for is some form of viable chemical
device," a police source told Reuters of the search at the house.
"A device that would have a fatal effect on someone
standing nearby both from the explosion and from the chemical
it contained," the source said, adding that the device being sought
was a type of conventional bomb surrounded by toxic material.
If no bomb was found, it was possible the device had been
moved, someone else was hiding it. that it had never been built
or that intelligence had been wrong, the source said.
Police have said nothing suspicious was found in an initial
search of the house.
Police were granted an extension until Wednesday to
question the two men, held "on suspicion of commission,
preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism," police said in a
Friday's operation, one of the biggest since last July's
suicide bombings on the capital's transport network, was
prompted by suspicions that the house could have been used
for making bombs or chemical weapons.

Police also detained a neighboring family but freed them
without charge.
Asan Rehman, a spokesman for the family, told Reuters
the two men still in detention were brothers, were Muslims
and of
described them
Are as friendly and
"very religious."
The failure
by police to
find any
evidence of
criminal activity
sparked anger
among the large
population in
the Forest Gate
4 area of London,
who said they
were being
A police officer stands guard by a targeted and
forensics tent in Lansdown Road in east accused the
London, in June 2, 2006. (Toby Melville/ police of
Reuters) shooting first
and asking
questions later.
Unnamed security chiefs, quoted in newspapers, said
they believed an attack had been imminent, with possible
targets including underground trains or pubs crowded with
fans watching the soccer World Cup tournament, which
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Pollsters see Garcia winning Peruvian election

Peru's presidential candidate Ollanta Humala talks dur-
ing a news conference in Lima May 31, 2006. (Ivan

Chile students plan

mass strikes
By Pav Jordan
SANTIAGO. Chile, (Reuters) Chilean high school stu-
dents who clashed with police during massive strikes this
week have rejected government proposals to spend more
on education, and plan wider demonstrations tomorrow.
Public high schools across Chile have been closed for a week
by students demanding free bus fare, free college entrance exams.
more teachers and improved school buildings in what has grown
into Chile's largest student demonstation in decades.,
Sludenis negotiated with the government of President
Michelle Bachelet, Chde's first woman president, late into the
rught on Fnday but reached no agreements
'The call is for a peaceful halt of activities on Monday,"
said Cesar Valenzuela, a student spokesman.
"The strikes will continue, we are calling for a national
sinke," another student leader told local media shortly after
The strikes this_ eek are the first domestic crisis tobe faced
by Bachelet, who has been in office less than three months.
The iudent upheaval is also being viewed by many Chileans
as a test of her willingness to be a president who responds to
the people, as she had promised in her presidential campaign.
Bachelet said yesterday her government would not go
beyond concessions made to students earlier in the week, with
or without a strike.
Students, police and journalists were injured in the protests
as police armed with water canons and tear gas struggled to
subdue marches by some 800,000 protesters across the country.
"I have taken into the account the problems that exist and
I have told the country what we are prepared to do," Bachelet
told local radio yesterday. "These reforms will happen, with
or without a strike."
Bachelet unveiled a plan on national television late on
Thursday for $135 million per year in extra funding for schools
and promised cuts in bus fares but refused to eliminate the fares
altogether, a key demand of the students.
Images of police beating students and journalists earlier in
the week sparked indignation from Chileans, including Bachelet,
and helped to unite citizen support for the student's cause.
On Wednesday the chief of police sacked the head of his
special forces and launched an investigation of other officers
involved in excessive use of force to quell protests.
Strikes tomorrow could be much larger than the ones
this week as university students and teachers said before
the failed negotiations that they would join new marches
if no agreement was reached.



We are our Brothers' and (Sister') keeper Genesis 4:9
Love Never rails
Pastor Kemuel Rock

By Robin Emmott
LIMA (Reuters) Leftist
former President Alan
Garcia's advantage over
nationalist ex-army
commander Ollanta Humala
has shrunk, but he is still
likely to win Peru's
presidential election today,
pollsters said on Friday.
A University of Lima poll
gave Garcia 55.9 per cent of the
vote and Humala 44.1 per cent,
while a CPI poll gave Garcia
53.8 per cent and Humala 46.2
per cent. A Datum poll gave
Garcia 57 per cent versus 43
per cent for Humala.
"Garcia is the big favourite
to win on Sunday," said Manuel
Saavedra of pollster CPI, adding
that the former president had
cemented enough support to
weather a bruising television ad
campaign by Humala that aims

to remind voters of the
hyperinflation and food
shortages ofGarcia's 1985-1990
A previous poll by CPI had
shown Garcia with almost 60
per cent of the vote.
Peruvian stocks jumped on
the forecasts of a win for
Garcia, who is perceived as less
hostile to businesses than the
populist Humala, who
promises to rewrite contracts
with companies.
The Lima stock index
closed up 4.11 per cent on
Friday to 7700.66 points,
driven by shares in mining
companies that could face
contract revisions and higher
royalties if Humala is elected.
A vote simulation by
pollster Apoyo, which Reuters
obtained on Thursday, in which

respondents vote anonymously
in a fake election, had Garcia at
53 per cent to Humala's 47 per
"Garcia should win," said
Apoyo Director Alfredo Torres.
"If Humala were to win, it
would be because of a hidden
vote we have not picked up," he
added. Up to eight per cent of
voters have yet to choose a
candidate, Torres said.
The pollsters said Humala
had gained ground against
Garcia, especially in the capital
Lima, partly because the former
soldier had a more effective
advertising campaign and
because he had returned to his
message of revolution for the
poor after a period of trying to
soften his rhetoric.
"The gap has narrowed but
Garcia's fall is softer in the last
full days than earlier ... Humala
has won points since the

(presidential) debate because his
strategy of attacking Garcia is
working," said Luis Benavente,
director of the University of
Lima polling group.
Pollsters said many
Peruvians who supported
Garcia see him as the lesser
of two evils, rather than an
inspiring candidate. "There is
a big problem of confidence
in both candidates," Saavedra
The University of Lima poll
surveyed 2,361 adults on May
31 and had a margin of error of
two percentage points.
The CPI poll was carried
out on May 31 and June 1,
surveying 1,706 people and
with an error margin of 2.4
per cent. The Datum poll was
carried out on May 31,
surveying 1,835 people with
an error margin of 2.3 per

Bolivia landowners vow

self-defence as talks fail

LA PAZ (Reuters) Angry
Bolivian landowners vowed to
form land-defence groups as
talks with the leftist
government broke down over
plans to redistribute a fifth
of the impoverished South
American country's land.
Jose Cespedes, a leader of
a farm group in eastern Santa
Cruz, told local television late
on Friday that landowners
would form committees to
defend properties in the region.
home to vast cattle ranches and
soy plantations which stretch
across tropical plains.
"If the law of the land
doesn't defend us, we have the
right to seek defence
mechanisms." Cespedes said
after talks between landowners
and the government.
President Evo Morales. a
coca farmer from a poor.
peasant background, unveiled
the land reform programme on
May I, the same day he
nationalised the oil industry.
Cespedes did not say
whether the groups would be



armed, and government officials
said earlier this week they would
not tolerate vigilante groups.
Government pledges to
redistribute only idle land and
avoid massive seizures have
failed to reassure landowners.
Morales' plans have laid bare
fault lines between the
country's rich elite and poor
Morales planned to award
the first land titles in Santa Cruz
yesterday to some of the poor
peasants who support him.
Landless peasant farmers
have invaded properties in
recent years in Bolivia, where
Morales' land reform
programme has been far more
controversial than his oil
At first the government said

it planned to hand over up to The government said in
12 million acres of state newspaper advertisements on
Wednesday that it
had raised its target
to 48 million acres.
or almost a fifth of
Bolivia's entire
territory, within five
A recent survey
.T t p .. it by the influential
S Roman Catholic
:. Church which
supports land
redistribution -
found that a small
A farmer inspects coffee grains in group of wealthy
Caranavi, Bolivia, May 21, 2006. (Jose families owns 90
Luis Quintana/Reuters) per cent of all
property to indigenous groups. Bolivian farmland, with
They then plan to identify idle the rest shared by three
private farmland for possible million indigenous peasant
later distribution, farmers.

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AS GUYANESE await the conduct of new constitutionally
due national elections, perhaps no later than September,
there continues to be political shenanigans designed to
frustrate this from happening.
Those least prepared, and apparently afraid, of the verdict
of the electorate at expected free and fair elections, continue to
increase pressures on the Guyana Elections Commission
(GECOM) for national verification of the Official Electoral List
(OLE), based on updates of the 2001 electoral register.
Now GECOM, seemingly genuflecting to inordinate pres-
sures, to the extent of somersaulting on earlier assurances con-
fidently given, has requested independent legal opinion on the
latest hurdle to block elections arrangements, namely to deter-
mine whether residency location of eligible voters is a legal re-
The governing People's Progressive Party, and
specifically one of its primary spokesmen on elections arrange-
ments, Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, only recently ar-
gued in a lengthy presentation in the media, that there is NO
such legal requirement for Guyanese nationals on the updated
OLE to vote.
It was not a requirement for previous elections since the res-
toration of electoral democracy in October 1992 when the long
nile of the PNC came to an end.
Significantly, it was under the PNC regime, that residency
requirement for voting was deleted from the 1980 constitution.
It was NEVER replaced in any subsequent constitutional
Basic requirement for voting at the 2006 elections would


be expected to confirm with previous experiences that, for ex-
ample, include Guyanese citizenship and a valid registration at
the time of the compilation of the electoral roll. --
Registration for a national ID should not be confused
with registration for the electoral roll for voting. Therefore, those
eligible voters on the final OLE would expect their right to vote
to be duly honoured irrespective of their place of residency
at the time of voting.
To its credit, the Private Sector Commission (PSC), in dem-
onstrating its social responsibility, decided to provide GECOM
with not just one, but THREE different legal opinions on the
residency requirement that political partisans have been de-
The first such opinion that came from lawyer Stephen
Fraser claimed that residency location is a requirement for those
wishing to vote.
However, according to the PSC's Public Relations Consult-
ant, Kit Nascimento, a second legal opinion (whose author was
not identified) has differed from that offered by Fraser. A third
opinion is still being awaited for transmission to GECOM.
Ultimately, as all stakeholders governing and opposition
parties, civil society organizations and, of course, the political
nominees and chairman of GECOM themselves would ap-
preciate, the buck stops at GECOM to make the crucial final
decision, by majority vote if necessary, on the course to be fol-
The international donor nations and their Georgetown-based
diplomatic missions that have been closely involved in support
for GECOM and arrangements for Elections 2006, would them-
selves have, or should, a position by now on the residency fac-
tor for voting eligibility.

.Since 1992, Guyana has come a very far way from the cor-
ruption of electoral malpractices during a different dispensa-
-tion- Then,-therewere-all kinds of arrangements designed to
ensure "victory" for a ruling "paramount" party.
Those arrangements included provisions for proxy, postal
and overseas votes. The country as a whole may recall in
whose favour those "votes" abundantly went.
The "learned" Guyanese legal minds of that tragic pe-
riod of suffocation of electoral democracy should at least
have the decency and courage to now avoid
rationalising the demand for residency requirement that
has been expediently thrown up to further frustrate the
holding of Elections 2006.


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Plenty questions in this unfolding 'tapegate' drama

AT THE height of the raging controversy surrounding former
Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj about his alleged involve-
ment with a phantom 'death squad', I had suggested in this
column that he should consider proceeding on leave from of-
fice pending the outcome of an independent inquiry.
Gajraj was certainly not pleased and in fact felt, as he told me
in one telephone conversation, that I was hostile to him. He even-
tually went on leave and was subsequently cleared from any kill-
ings or other crimes claimed to have been committed by the alleged
notorious death squad.
Today, with all the rising concerns and speculations about the
circulation of mysteriously taped incriminating conversations,
some purporting to be the voice of Police Commissioner Winston
Felix and. in one case, that of the PNCR's vice-chairman Basil Wil-
liams, it seems reasonable to make another related suggestion:
It is that in his own professional interest and the integrity of
the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Commissioner Felix should
likewise proceed on leave pending the outcome of an independent
inquiry into the so-called 'tapegate' episodes.
The official position of President Bharrat Jagdeo's Administra-
tion, as articulated this past week by Cabinet Secretary and Head
of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, is that "the au-
thenticity of the taped conversations has to be proven" before the
government takes any firm action.
Fair enough. Except that it is now almost two months since
the government handed over for independent assessment by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) the first taped conversation
allegedly involving the voices of Commissioner Felix and the
PNCR's Williams. The issues that surfaced in that bizarre bugged
conversation certainly have implications for national security and
the integrity of the GPF's high command.
Unless some behind-the-scenes pressures are being exerted to delay
the release of the FBI's findings of its probe to detennine authenticity of
the voices on that tape, then the government should seek to ascertain,
either through the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, or directly with the FBI's
Director, Robert Mueller, why the long delay in a response.

The situation has since worsened with media disclosures last
week of the emergence of yet another mysteriously taped conver-
sation, dealing with theft of thousands of U.S. dollars and some
crude and frightening talk about planting of illegal drugs, if neces-
sary, to prevent a woman, connected with an opposition party, from
leaving Guyana on an overseas trip.
Once again, one of the voices on the tape is purported to be
that of Commissioner F'lix. But by this time. there have emerged
Iwo developments of significance:
First. the .government, speaking through )Dr. Luncheon, cvcntu-
a;ll w\enl public ''ilth its own dlisappoilinlenl over the longsl wait
lor a Icporl Iront lthe FI-1. Resorting to carl-ulil. sonic feel
i alliiNim2ios1;,l;,i.;Ig,iNigc.<1A[ nclIc'on declared on W\cdIi.'esla. (May 31 ).
, 'ii. r ; ii.ii'ilhi l 5ll> t .i iLi:i ,i.idnifiRi'8Vi approach *lo I il css e. an;l in lhi

face of the continuing revelation on these tapes (first and second
set), it is contributing to erosion in confidence, public confidence
and, therefore, I don't believe that the situation can be allowed to
await inputs from an external (read FBI) factor..."
If patience has been exhausted in waiting for a required response
from the FBI. then. Dr. Luncheon, what are the other steps being
contemplated to effectively deal with what remains, by any pro-
cess of reasoning, a serious national security issue?
Secondly. the PNCR whose leader. Robert Corbin. has
been comparatively quiet about revelations of the bugged Felix/Wil-
liams conversation that had included a proposed meeting with a
mysterious "number one". even late night if necessary did some-
thing new last week:
It thought it necessary to disassociate itself from any involve-
ment with the second tape that deals with an alleged conspiracy to

violate the basic right of a Guyanese woman, a
ing U.S. dollars.
At the PNCR's weekly press conference
after Dr. Luncheon's statement at a post-Cal
the party condemned what it described as "the
paign that has been mounted by organised c
Commissioner of Police and undermine nation

Blaming, attacking the media is always a fi
ticians and parties, whenever considered expect
Most significantly, however. Commission
be reached, by phone or otherwise, nor be see
tion/event, according to local media reports,
Administration and the opposition PNCR w
ing, differently, about those very troubling tap
Felix was reported to be out of the count
was not known. Could he have gone on a huI
USA or Britain in connection with official pol
Minister of Home Affairs, Gail Teixcira know
Neither the Commissioner nor the Home A
allow speculations about Mr. Felix's whereas
should be a statement in the public's interest.
Similarly, and even more relevant, it is hi:
sioner Felix, who one foreign government wa
succeed retired Commissioner Floyd McDon
statement about a particular voice on the h
widely claimed to be his own.
I do not know if this is a matter that shol
attention by the Police Service Commission
Felix himself and the GPF he commands.
But it is becoming increasingly difficult
there may be more in the proverbial mortar t
sooner that official clarifications are' offered
I or all concerned.
Since the reergulatlions rll, 'tii lie rIi'.'liiK l l
il.i'ii atniiiniig,thl agl; [, 5.,, i h,5 l iitc iltl ltittI,01! ti

her. Felix would have to proceed on retirement leave.

Has he, therefore, considered how useful it could be, in defence of his
own integrity as well as in the general interest of the GPF, to avoid any

nd thousands of miss- further unhealthy speculations resulting from the bugged controversial con-
versations with a mixture of politics. security and sex talk and proceed
on Thursday, the day on temporary leave now pending an independent inquiry to determine
binet media briefing, authenticity of the tapes in circulation?
nefarious media cam- Questions about the allegations contained in the incriminating
rime to besmirch the tapes whatever the original source or sources also relate to specu-
al security..." nations on who will succeed Felix as new Police Commissioner once
he proceeds on retirement.
At least two foreign embassies in Georgetown have, in their
avourite game of poli- own self-interest, or for reasons they can avoid explaining publicly,
dient. had separately used diplomatic licence to cause perceived embar-
cr Felix could neither rassment or discomfort to both now retired Police Commissioner
On at any public func McDonald and current Deputy Commissioner Henry Green.
while both the Jagdeo Is the government now to be pressurised by either or both lo-
ere last week speak- cal and foreign political interests in the choice of a successor to Felix
ped conversations, when the time comes? Will the government genuflect to such pres-
ry. but where exactly sures to the detriment of the GPF and its own stability'?
rried trip to either tlhe Or will the government of this country make sure that the best
lice business? Did the possible candidate, an officer of the GPF with the required compe-
about his departure'? tence and integrity, and no one's puppy. is identified for appoint-
.ffairs Minister should ment to succeed Felix when he goes?
louts to spread. There Lawyers and police officers within CARICOM familiar with
policies and procedures for identifying voices on a tape. are amused
gh time that Commis- by the delaying tactics in securing confirmation about the voices
is particularly keen to on the bugged tapes being circulated in Guyana and abroad.
lald. make a personal But the controversial tapes are no more a laughing matter than
tugged conversations the AK-47 riles and pistols stolen from the Guyana Defence Force.
a development that has seriously tarnished its reputation.
uld also engage some FOOTNOTE: After this column was already submitted for
in the best interest of publication, the following announcement came from Dr. Luncheon
in his capacity as Head of the Presidential Secretariat:
not to recognise that "In view of certain complaints. accusations and/or allega-
han the pestle and the tions being made against the Commissioner of Police, the
the better it wouldl d be Prime Minister. Samuel Hinds, has written to the Commis-
sioner of Police bringing these allegations to his attention and
SI'olii c' ( 'I i r r'etqiested himn to -espoiul. iniiunediately,

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I SEE the troubles some big
ones getting into for talking
on the phone and I decide I
am looking for some good
Remember what I said some
time ago, that I had learned long
ago not to trust conversations
on the phone because you never
know who may be listening in?
Well, it is even worse now
with cell phones.
When you think you are
into secure phone talk and get-
ting all up close and personal
with people you should not be
trying to get up close and per-
sonal with, guess what? Prob-
lem! Problem!
When you are clutching the
cell phone closer to your ear and
repeatedly asking "Can you hear
me now?" a lot of other people
seem to be determined to hear
you loud and clear.
And guess what? Problem,
boy, problem. They are nqt only
listening into you trying to get
up close and personal, they are
taping your valiant efforts. You
are trying to walk the talk and
they are taping your talk.
And worse than that. They
are taping your up close and
personal talk and putting it on
CDs and distributing them to
media houses! And before you
know it, your up close and per-
sonal business, which is nobody
else's business but yours and
(you know who), is everybody
else's business.
And now the whole world,
it seems, knows about the very,
very private business of a top
local official, which only he and
(you know who) should have
known about.
I have been keeping a close
watch on and lending a keen ear
to this phone bugging affair that
now seems to be bugging a lot
of people and which now could
lead to serious repercussions.
I don't know what business
other people have minding my
business but I have to take note
and I have been looking for
some good birds that would
mind their business and not give
me the bird.
Parrots are no good for
what I have in mind because
they tend to listen and repeat
what they hear. And they never
stop squawking once they pick
up something. So, no parrots for
this bird business that I am em-
barking on.
Kiskadees are too fussy and
are forever making noise, so
they are out too. So are macaws,
humming birds, egrets and birds
of that feather. They won't do.
I am on the hunt for good,
decent, obedient, faithful birds
which would not want to stray
from the straight and narrow
And this bird flu scare that
has the whole world going
chicken is not making my search
any easier.
Phones, even the new fancy
cell phones, can give you the
bird (ask you know who) and I
am trying to find some good
birds that won't give me the

1 have been thinking about
doves and pigeons. They are
soft, loveable creatures, the kind
you think you can trust to mind
their business and not anybody
But then I read last week
'that police in Syria are looking
Sto catch pigeons.
About 10,000 domestic pi-
geons have been seized in Syria
since neighboring Turkey in
January confirmed human
deaths from the deadly H5N1
strain of avian flu, official fig-
ures show. Another neighbour,
Iraq, has also reported human
,deaths and birds have died from
flu in Jordan and Israel.
Syria says it remains free of
bird flu, but authorities have
culled poultry near the Turkish
border and banned pigeon
sports, although the World
Organisation for Animal Health
says it is unclear if pigeons carry
the virus.
Poor pigeons.
See how chicken this bird

flu scare has got the world?
They are going after pigeons
even though it is not clear that
they carry the virus.
Because of this phone bug-
ging business and people mak-
ing CDs of other people's pri-
vate conversations and distrib-
uting them to the media, I was
eyeing up doves and pigeons to
be carriers of my up close and
personal messages to (you know
Doves and pigeons are said
to be good at this sort of thing
and it should not be too much
trouble tying a piece of paper,
on which you write a note (in
code, of course), to their feet
and send them flying with it to
(you know who).
But, problem.
With the police in Syria go-
ing after pigeons, who knows
how long it may be before our
police, hoping for some kind of
spectacular breakthrough, an-
nounce that they too are going
after pigeons flying around

Guyana because they po'e a
danger to national securll '
That would be like shoot-
ing sitting ducks and there'-
likely to be many a press con-
ference to announce that
through diligent investigations.
the police were "today able to
bring down (number gileni
flocks of pigeons before the'
are able to carry out their ne-
farious scheme of dumping
(number given) deadly lumps of
pigeon dung on the scared citi-
zens of (name of town or vil-
lage given)."
Next thing you know, the
AK-47 gangs on the East Coast
Demerara will also be going af-
ter the pigeons because they
feel the birds may be spying
when flying over their safe ha-
See the kind of problems
those so bent on making a busi-
ness of minding other people's
business can create?
A man looking for good
birds because he does not trust

Mergers of

Caribbean firms

- Key to competitiveness

(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat who
publishes widely on Small
States in the Global

DR RICHARD Bernal, the
Head of the Caribbean Re-
gional Negotiating Machin-
ery (CRNM), has produced a
most important paper on the
survival of Caribbean busi-
nesses in a competitive glo-
bal environment.
The paper should be com-
pulsory reading for Chambers
of Commerce and Industry and
parliamentarians throughout
the region, particularly those
who hold to the view that
Caribbean businesses can sur-
vive in the individual small
markets of CARICOM coun-
tries, and that the enabling en-
vironment of the Caribbean
Single Market (CSM) is un-
Entitled, "Nano-firms re-
gional integration and interna-
tional competitiveness: the ex-
perience and dilemma of the
CSME", Dr Bernal's paper
makes the point that "it is firms
not countries that trade and in-
Therefore, "CARICOM
firms, even those that have be-
come multinational corpora-
tions, will find the challenge of
international competitiveness
difficult unless they enlarge and

thereby reduce or eliminate the
disadvantages of being minute
compared to the firms they have
to compete against in the global
Dr Bernal supports his ar-
gument with a telling analysis of
the performance of the largest
firms in CARICOM against
some of the small multinational
firms in the industrialized na-
This is what Dr Bernal
finds: "A comparison of the top
20 firms in CARICOM,
Canada, Europe and the United
States for the year 2003 reveals
the gigantic difference in size.
The biggest CARICOM firm,
Grace Kennedy of Jamaica had
revenue of $412 million conm-
pared to George Weston of
Canada with $22 billion, BP Oil
and Gas in Europe with $174
billion and Wal-Mart Stores in
the U.S. with $244 billion".
He goes on to point out that
"the total assets of the largest
national CARICOM firm, the
National Commercial Bank of
Jamaica (NCB) in 2003 was
$2,431 billion, which is 4.4 per-
cent of the assets of Petrobas of
Brazil, and 0.002 percent of the
$1,097,190 million of assets of
Citibank of the U.S. Allianz
Worldwide of Germany with
assets amounting to $796,262
million is times 328 larger than
NCB of Jamaica and Citibank is
451 times larger."
And with regard to employ-

ment, "the largest employers in
the CARICOM region are Neal
& Massey of Trinidad and To-
bago with a staff of 6,000 and
Lascclles Demercado of Ja-
maica with 6,800 compared
with General Motors and Wal-
Mart of the U.S. with well over
600,000 employees".
The paper argues that
"the facilitation of the enlarge-
ment and consolidation of
CARICOM firms and thereby
the improvement in their pros-
pects of international com-
petitiveness is extremely ur-
And, of course, this "facili-
tation" is in part what the cre-
ation of the CSM is intended to
do to create the single eco-
nomic space and the opportu-
nity for smaller CARICOM
firms to merge into single enti-
ties which would be better able
to access financial and manage-
rial resources to make them
In a few years, except for
very few niche industries within
local markets, every firm within
CARICOM will be up against
stiff competition within their
own countries from companies
outside the region.
The rules of establishment,
procurement and competition
being developed within the
World Trade Organisation
(WTO), and even in the nego-
tiations between the European
Union and the African, Carib-

trying to get up close and per-
sonal with (you know who) on
the phone, can find himself in
big, big trouble.
And me, I am not looking
for trouble and I don't want to
be any kind of star on a CD of
a bugged phone call.
So, I'll be careful on the
phone and I'll keep on looking

bean and Pacific Group (ACP),
point to a situation in which
CARICOM countries will have
to open their markets for the es-
tablishment of foreign compa-
CARICOM negotiators
may be able to argue for a delay
in the implementation of such
rules for a limited period, but
they will not be able to do bet-
ter than that. The world is
moving inexorably to achieving
what will be a single economic
Assertions of local owner-
ship and calls for protection
based on national entitlements
are fast becoming a thing of
the past, and Caribbean busi-
nesses will collapse if they
wait until the new rules are in
place and international com-
petition is affecting their busi-
nesses before they begin to
strengthen themselves through
mergers, acquisitions and
broadening of their markets
both within and outside of
Of course mergers between
CARICOM firms could be bet-
ter facilitated by the creation of
a framework for banks and other
financial institutions to more,

for good birds.
That's something I love -'
watching good birds, and I am
not talking about doves and pi-
I am sure some other
people are dearly wishing
they had opted for such a
course instead of trying to get
up close and personal on the
phone when others were lis-
tening in.

easily provide cross-border fi-
nancing to firms and investors
within CARICOM.
Although, the major banks
in the region such as RBTT and
Republic Bank in Trinidad and
Tobago, and First Caribbean In-
ternational Bank in Barbados
have become financiers to many
Caribbean businesses, they
could do more if the frame-
work, regulations and proce-
dures throughout CARICOM
was uniform.
Further, offshore banks in
countries such as Antigua and
Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis, St
Vincent & The Grenadines re-
main untapped reservoirs of
funding for Caribbean enter-
prises. Many of these same
banks are making investment or
lending money to non-Carib-
bean firms to finance develop-
ment elsewhere.
Businesses throughout the
region should be submitting
their own studies to
CARICOM governments on
how best cross-border financ-
ing might be achieved in
At the bottom line of all
this is that businesses within
CARICOM do not have much
time to strengthen themselves
through mergers and acquisi-
tions to contend with the inter-
national competition that is
surely coming within their own
The CSM remains a viable
vehicle through which this can
be done.
As Dr Bernal states in his
paper, "an enlarged market and
pool of resources, which would
be available in a regional mar-
ket would mitigate some of the
constraints of the small size of
national markets and would
permit the attainment of econo-
mies of scale in an increased
number of economic activities."
(Responses to:

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By Gwynne Dyer

OLLANTA Humala is plotting
"a coup d'etat with a demo-
cratic face," warned the presi-
dent of Peru's Congress,
Marcial Ayaipoma. "Maintain
democracy or go to dictator-
ship: that is what is at stake
in these elections," declared
Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru's
most famous writer and a
former presidential candi-
"[Humala] is going to gov-
ern with the military, close
Congress, have a confrontation
with Washington, permit free
cultivation of coca, and he won't
sign the free trade pact. He'll
persecute the press....It'll be a
dictatorship, there's no doubt
about it," predicted former For-
eign Minister Fernando
How fortunate, then, that
Ollanta Humala is not going to
win the run-off vote for the Pe-
ruvian presidency today.
Humala came in ahead of every-
body else in the first round of
voting in April, but the most re-
cent large opinion poll, con-
ducted. on 24-26 'May by
'Apoyo, showed former presi-
Sdent Alan Garcia leading Humala
by 55 per cent of decided vot-
ers to 45 per cent. So that's all
right, then. Only....
Only the voters may be ly-
ing to' the opinion
pollsters. When Apoyo let the
people it interviewed fill in
their voting preferences on a se-
cret ballot, the numbers changed,
and Garcia led Humala by only
52 per cent to 48 per cent. Then
there's the one-fifth of all vot-
ers who say they're "unde-
cided": are they all truly unde-
cided, or are a lot of them just
embarrassed to say that they're
going to vote for Humala? This
race is not over yet.
But why would anybody in
their right mind vote for Ollanta
He is a 42-year-old cx-anny

officer, suspected of human
rights abuses when he com-
manded counter-insurgency
forces in the highlands in the
1990s, whose only claim to
fame is that he and his brother
led a failed military coup in
2000. At least that coup attempt
was against former president
Alberto Fujimori, not a man
noted for his love of democracy.
but Humala's younger brother
Antauro is now in jail for hav-
ing led a bloody uprising
against the democratically
elected government of President
Alejandro Toledo last year.
The whole Humala family
is noted mainly for its extrem-
Although the family is both
white and very well off,
Humala's father Isaac founded
an ultra-nationalist, authoritar-
ian movement called
"etnocacerismo" that pro-
claimed the ethnic superiority of
Peru's Indian and mixed-race
majority over the white descen-
dants of Spanish immigrants
who still dominate both busi-
ness and politics. Ollanta
Humala's pitch is basically the
same, appealing to the economic,
and ethnic resentments of Peru's
mostly Indian and mixed-race
Peru's economy has grown
at a strong 4.5 percent during
the past five years under Presi-
dent Toledo's Administration.
and last year, it reached seven
per cent. So why is Toledo the
least popular leader in the
Americas, with less than 10 per
cent popular support, and why
is an untried, unstable, eccentric
dark horse like Ollanta Humala
within a few percentage points
of winning the Peruvian presi-
Because "trickle-down"
doesn't work in Peru: all that
economic growth raises the liv-
ing standards of the rich and
middle-class minority, and al-
most none of it gets to the half
of the population who live on

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less than $1.25 a day. A major-
ity of Peruvians feel that the
democratic system has failed
them utterly: a poll conducted
by the University of Lima found
that 92.2 per cent of people do
not trust political parties, 89.4
per cent do not trust Congress,
and 83.1 per cent don't trust
the judiciary.
The popular belief is that
everything is corrupt, the game
is always fixed, and the poor
never win. The popular belief is
not all that far wrong, either, so
voters are willing to take a leap
in the dark and choose someone
from outside "the system",
whether it's Alberto Fujimori in
1990 or, perhaps, Ollanta
Humala this month. Will he be
authoritarian? Who cares? Ac-
cording to a recent United Na-
tions study, more than 70 per
cent of Peruvians favour a more
authoritarian government.
Could a Humala presidency
actually do some good for
Peru's poor?
Probably not, because he
doesn't have a political
programme at all, not even a real
political party behind him. Like
presidents Hugo Chavez in Ven-
ezuela and Evo Morales in Bo-,.
livia, he prefers populism to the,
hard slog of traditional left-wing
politics. Both men warmly back'
/ him, of course, in Chavez's case
going so far as to say that he
will break diplomatic relations
with Peru if Humala doesn't
win, but they are not serious
left-wingers themselves either.
There is much loose talk
these days about how South
America has "slid to the left"
while the U.S. Government,
preoccupied with the Middle
East, took its eye off its own
"back yard," but it's more com-
plicated than that. Politically
sophisticated countries with
fairly developed economies like
Brazil, Argentina and Chile have
elected genuine left-wing gov-
ernments (or, in Argentina's
case, a Peronist government that

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shares many of their concerns),
and serious changes are occur-
ring. Their economies are grow-
ing, and some of the changes are
clearly positive.
In Venezuela and Bolivia,
the process is crudely popu-
list and "long-term" means
next year. Alan Garcia holds
little attraction for most Pe-

ruvians the last time he was
president, in 1985-90, infla-
tion hit 7,000 per cent but
if he doesn't make it, Peru
will join the "awkward
(Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.)

The dilemma of

return for migrant



By Ruben Silie

CENTRAL American and
* Island' daribbean countries
are faced with significant
flows of emigrant headed for
several destinations, but
lately there has been a
concerned reaction over the
rising number of
professionals and skilled
workers who emigrate, thus
creating in their countries of
origin what is known as the
brain drain. This has given
rise to proposals for return
policies, so that countries
would not lose the skills
whose development came at
such great sacrifice.
The return of emigrants is
an issue that is linked to their
very departure, since those who
choose to leave their country of
origin, in most cases, do so with
their personal advancement and
that of their family in mind.
therefore the decision to live
abroad is perceived as
something temporary that
would come to an end once the
proposed objectives are
The return policy refers to
"tlle appreciation of the emigrant
as a necessary human resource
for the country of origin,
regaining him/her by any
means". [1l The policy varies
according to the type of
emigrant, whether they are
labourers, refugees, displaced
persons or professionals. Return
situations are linked to the
approach used by the migrant
himself, or if he is responding
to a policy to discourage his
stay when he leaves the
recipient country or country of
attraction for the country of
origin; relocations are usually
the culmination of forced
departures brought about by
natural disaster qor hostile

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

conflicts and the recovery of
The rationale behind those
policies can be applied by
proposing the pure and simple
return of emigrants or by
establishing programmes
through which these individuals
could make a contribution to the
society of origin.
The return can be voluntary,
when the emigrant himself
understands that the time has
come to go back to his country,
whatever the reasons may be. In
other instances, coercion is at
work, as is the case with
repatriations. The latter
situation is unpredictable since
it may occur with irregular
immigrants or with different
types of refugees.
European countries
applied important return
programmes to recover a
considerable portion of their
population that emigrated to
Latin America, but the context
of that return was extremely
beneficial for those emigrants,
since they were returning to
countries that had entered a
phase of economic recovery and
development far superior than
that of any of the Latin
American countries where
they found themselves at that
time. The return not only
involved the satisfaction of
reuniting families, but also an
environment of political
stability, as well as the
possibility of sound
employment, adequate social
security and a set of benefits
that the so-called
patrimonialist State usually
offered citizens.

repatriation occurred in Central
America. There, hostile
conflicts (during the 70s)
propelled the relocation of
thousands upon thousands of
people. Within those great
migrations of people were
persecuted politicians or-
economic emigrants equally
affected by the hostile conflicts.
At a certain time, once peace
agreements had been reached,
these same individuals were the
target of return campaigns.
However, that process did not
enjoy the same successes as the
European one, since the
emigrants were not returning to
their countries under the same
conditions as the Europeans did.
That explains the surge of a
second migratory wave, carried
out by the same individuals who
fled from the effects of the
hostile conflicts, only this time
the emigrants left the countries
of the Central American isthmus
and moved toward the United
States of America and Europe.
These examples show us
that to ensure a return policy
with sound results, it is essential
that emigrants have, in their
countries, better conditions than
those that motivated them to
leave in the first place. This is
the dilemma that we the
generating countries have to
face: how to recover our best
talents, without first changing
the socioeconomic reality.
(Dr. Rubin Silie Valdez is
the Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean
States. The views expressed
are not necessarily the
official views of the ACS.
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Saving the Lives of Millions:

The World Needs

Round 6 of the

Global Fund

NEW YORK The Communities of People Living with tihe
Diseases, Developing Country NGOs and Developed
Country NGOs delegations of the Board of the Global Fund
today expressed their deep concern about the lack of
resources needed to fund the fight against HIV/AIDS and
called upon donor countries to urgently pledge to the
Global Fund.
In order to achieve the targets set out by the UNGASS
Declaration of Commitment and Universal Access by 2010. the
Global Fund will play an essential role. However, the Fund is
at a crossroads today, and there is nearly no money available
for funding new programmes so urgently required.
Round 6 was launched in April, but there is a risk that
proposals cannot be approved by the Global Fund Board if
sufficient resources are not made available in the next couple of
months. For a full funding of Round 6, an estimated 1.1 billion
USD is needed. However, for 2006 alone the Fund faces a
funding gap of 0.9 billion USD while the total gap for 2006 -
2007 is 2.1 billion USD.
The Global Fund has shown impressive results to date:
more than 540,000 people living with HIV now have
access to life-saving antiretroviral treatment through
programmes the Fund is financing, an increase of 42 per
cent compared to December last year. Expected outcomes
in the next couple of years of currently funded programmes
are that more than 1.8 million people will be on
antiretroviral therapy, 62 million clients reached with
voluntary counselling and testing services for HIV, and
more than one million orphans supported. The Global
Fund is at the moment funding more than 350 programmes
in 131 countries and accounts for 20 per cent of
worldwide spending on HIV/AIDS.
"The Global Fund has certainly restored hope in our
countries where there was no light at the end of the tunnel,"
said Liz Mataka (Zambia), Global Fund Board member on behalf
of Developing Country NGOs.
"Today, thanks to the Fund more than 540.000 people
live with HIV instead of dying because of AIDS. Now is
the time to save the millions of people with HIV that are
in desperate need of care and treatment", said Javier
Hourcade Bellocq (Argentina), on behalf of the
Communities of People Living with the Diseases delegation
of the Global Fund Board.
However, there is growing concern among civil society
organizations that the U.N.'s High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS
will only lead to vague statements that will not lead us any
closer to Universal Access in 2010 and reaching the Millennium
Development Goals in 2015.
"The need is immediate and it's real we can make a
difference if our leaders commit to funding this innovative
funding mechanism," added Ms. Mataka. Mr. Bellocq
reiterated, "We can continue to save lives, but we need the
Fund to play a large part in this strategy of global
coordination. And this means we need money now to fund
Round 6 proposals".

TODAY, we begin a series of articles by P.S. Thakur, PhD, Director
University of Guyana Campus, Tain, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice

THERE are as many styles of
learning as there are
personalities. Each individual
thinks and acts according to
his pattern of growth and
development. This begins
with genetic potential
followed by pre-natal and
post-natal development. The
style of parenting will
strongly influence such
development and pattern of
thinking and problem
solving. By the age of six,
some patterns of thinking are
already evident. Some prefer
to do things, while others
prefer to watch, while still
others prefer to read or write.
The problem of
understanding and using such
knowledge in styles of learning
lies with our teaching/training
institutions, our limited
resources. We teach in schools
and colleges as if there is a "one
dimensional man". The drive for
excellence of brain power has
neglected subjects such as
music and art as frills.
Curriculum is handed to a
teacher to follow with
prescribed textbooks,
standardised or non-
standardised tests, teacher
evaluation, etc. These have
become the core of education.
Teachers have been given little
opportunities to reflect on the
essential ideas and modes of
inquiring into the subjects they,
teach. This criteria has gone on
for years, yet so little has been
done to change the educational
paradigm or practice. We know,
for example, that one third of
our scientists will become
executives. The saving grace is
that students learn so many
other things outside the
The problem grew out of a
system of education we
inherited teaching the subject
and not the child. The problem
in understanding learning styles
in students is because we
inherited a system of education
that emphasises the teaching of
the subject matter rather than
teaching the child. The concept
of teaching the child dates back
to the European Renaissance
(15th Century) and to the Age
of Enlightenment (18th
Century). However, there has
been more lip service to the
"child-centred" education and
thus less towards making the
clild the focus of learning.

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Further, survey courses in
education at colleges and
universities have not given much
attention to differences in
children's approach to learning.
As we understand the child and
appreciate his individuality, we
must begin to teach our courses
to meet their needs. This is too
often said than done. Human
and material resources have
made meeting individual needs a
luxury. Understanding and
applying students' styles of
learning have been difficult in
understanding and
implementing. While it has been
said that individual styles will
vary with personality, a few
learning styles have been noted.
One style of learning is the
body kinetic style. These are
children who prefer to do things
than to read or write. Some
may wish to label this as
psychomotor style of learning.
Such a child will find great joy
and have motivation in taking
apart a toy and putting it
together again. If this is
encouraged, he will later want to
repair his own bicycle and take
pride in doing so. He will
discover art and beauty in his
own interest and
accomplishments. Still later, he
may become a carpenter or
mechanic. He may not make a
great deal of money at the lower
level of operation, but he will
find a great deal of satisfaction
in what he does. He may
discover the academic aspect of
this area as he continues to read
and study books on mechanical
engineering or civil engineering.
The unfortunate aspect of this
is that those who work with
their hands are often less paid
than those who work with their
brains. Parents, therefore.
engage more in mental than
psychomotor activities.
Another style of learning is
the cognitive. This is the child
who prefers to read, think and
solve mental puzzles. They like
to write stories, make up poetry
with rhymes. They find a great
deal of joy in gathering facts and
information about people,
places and things. Even in trips
they will read ahead to get the
history and geography of their
destination. In later years. such
individuals show a great deal of
quick thinking and verbalising.
In this style of learning there are
verbal and the logical
mathematical thinking while

both are abstract in thinking the
types of symbols, words and
numbers differ. Some children
have an aptitude-to deal-more-
with words than with numbers.
Some have even suggested a
gender difference with girls
showing more aptitude for
words, while boys show more
aptitude for numbers. At the

P.S. Thakur, PhD

higher level of reasoning is the
ability to analyse situations and
draw valid conclusions, identify
patterns and see relationships.
They are able to also evaluate
orjudge the merits and demands
of ideas.
A third style of learning is
the musical/rhythmic. It is also
known as the affective aspect of
learning. It deals with emotion
and appreciation of art and
music. It is well established that
music can sooth an unborn
child. It is said that the body
becomes euphonic as we sing or
listen to music. The body's
endorphin level rises. It is also
the food of love. Shakespeare
said. It also deals with attitude
and values of a culture. As such.
these aspects of learning call for
a great deal of concentration or
a special attitude in the arts.
The question, however, that
much early learning can be
taught through music nursery
rhymes and stories with familiar
times. Because music engages
the whole body. scientists
believe that music trains the

brain for higher forms of
A fourth style of learning is
the social intelligence or
interpersonal intelligence. It is
the ability to communicate
--ffecttvel y an-d work
cooperatively. It is the ability to
read verbal and non-verbal cues,
to recognize the roads and
feelings of others. It is a well
established pedagogical device
that children learn more from
each other than from teachers.
It is documented that successful
individuals in careers life show
more social intelligence than
academic intelligence. In a
classroom cooperation group
activity, building community
spirit and skills help students to
work and accomplish together,
communicating -and solving
problems. Learning how to
listen is a key ingredient. The
ability to dictate role play,
dealing with conflict and conflict
resolution; the use of
compromises. Somehow, these
features in education seem more
real to life than our own
emphasis on reading and
writing. In later life, there is
greater community involvement,
peer support and acceptance; a
sense of achievement, a sense of
The educational
implications for these styles
of learning are self-evident as
each child will, in his own
way, learn because he must.
Our system of education
demands some form of life
skills, albeit too limited.
Teaching styles must become
cognisant of these styles to
allow for creations and
adaptation. The society must
cater more for such activities
as.sports and music and art
and not left to choices. With
greater resources developed
the nation has schools for
sports, music and art. These
are identified at an early age
and children are matured
into the special abilities or
aptitude. As such, we do not
waste human potential but
putting square pegs in round
holes and vice versa.
(Dr. P.S. Thakur can be
contacted e-mail address:


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Children in my parents' days death games, learnt to make
were called the same thing. Even pipe bombs and engaged in some
in the nineties, I heard the same logistical foreplay; the layout of
By Dennis A. Nichols of America, that this trend has experienced by the two youths, documented instances of school- phrase being used again, referring the school was observed on
reached, in the words of a TV and by growing numbers of age youths committing heinous to pre-teen schoolchildren in computer. I do not know what,
IF HOME is where the heart announcer recently, 'near- children in a world in which acts, including rape, murder and Guyana. if any, kind of music they
is, then school'may be where epidemic proportions'- this they feel they don't fit. suicide after listening repeatedly i So, what is different now? listened to or what movies they
the spleen is that much- more than six years after the Shortly after the Columbine to certain songs, watching Fo? one thing, children today enjoyed, but chances are they
maligned organ medievally most shocking and publicised tragedy, an Internet contributor certain movies and playing are faced with domestic, social weren't 'We are the world' or
thought to be the seat of incident of school violence took noted that, "It was not the certain video games. True, many and economic pressures that 'Gandhi.' Maybe they listened
negative emotions, among place there. On a Spring day in music videos, TV or movies" of them may have already been we, back then, knew little of, or, to heavy metal music or to
them, hatred, anger and 1999, two 15 year-olds, Eric that caused the two boys to'kill, suffering mentally and! if veq did, knew also that these lyrics about 'ho's and 'bitches'
revenge. Harris and Dylan Klebold, shot but, "bullying, teasing, and emotionally. This doesn't: were things at least some adults and 'pimps' or played 'DoopL'
And school that noblest o and killed 12 of their hazing." He added that, "if detract from the very real, could deal with for us. I don't know. What I do know
institutions has long been a schoolmates, and a teacher at a children are taught from' pre- probability that images and\ i Today, many children are is the allegation that they
battlefield between students and high school in Columbine, school... to be nice people, to sounds they were exposed to, left ito fend for, and defend belonged to a gang made up of
teachers, for the former's minds Colorado. Why? No one seems be considerate of their feelings, could have driven them to act themselves, and younger alienated youths known asithe
and the latter's sanity. to know for sure, not even in so they wouldn't try to out and externalise thoughts and siblings, alone. Predators and Trenchcoat Mafia, who looked,
Some persons feel it has hindsight, humiliate, harass or physically feelings otherwise inhibited, in bullies know this, and exploit it. spoke and dressed differently
now evolved to accommodate After Columbine, there was and emotionally abuse their the most violent and random Finally, in this 'brave new from the popular students and
battles of another kind, where much debate and soul-searching fellow students later on...' then manner. world there is that wonderful jocks at Columbine High...,
the expression of students' by educators, psychologists, occurrences like Columbine I know people who disagree instrument of instruction and The throwing of stale
psychological and emotional town, state and law- wouldn't happen. I agree, up to would point out that something destruction the computer/ urine on a teacher, the threat
development clashes with their enforcement officials and people a point, called freedom of speech, and Internet and its contemporary of bodily harm to another;
academic effort. The results can one supposed, who could 'Experts' say, don't expression, exists. I would point sidekicks, the cell phone- even the stabbing of a student
be intriguing. I provide credible answers. They blame pop culture. I say not out that something perceived as headphone-DVD-IPOD in the neck, may seem like
In recent weeks, a couple of tried. Many blamed the horror so. Children's psychological freedom to hurt and kill, also package. All great stuff. If we 'small potatoes' to some
incidents at local school on popular culture movies, and emotional development exists. One is constitutional; the don't allow them to enslave our when compared to what
reported by the media, caused music videos and TV. Some said does not take place in a other isn't. But try telling that minds. Suddenly, the best and happened at Columbine. But
me to reflect on what is loosely- it was done out of pure malice, vacuum. Nature and nurture to Eric and Dylan seven years the worst of human endeavour is it? Who knows what else
termed .'school violence,' ard Others felt it was linked to the go hand in hand, and that's ago. and achievement are in our may have lain behind these
why it seems to be on the practice of Satanism; in fact, the where pop culture comes in. On the other hand, I agree homes, in our laps, at our attacks, apart from what the
increase here, and everywhere father of one of the victims What youths (and adults that bullying, teasing, insulting fingertips. Learn, enjoy, drool. press reported? It may take
else. even implied that it had to sometimes) see and hear in and other forms of intimidation Our minds and hearts are being just one more act of bullying
In both The Bahamas ahd happen, as a prelude to the this arena, does affect them. are probably the most salient moved in exciting, strange and or teasing, or one more insult
Guyana where I taught fbr coming and final end-of-time Many songs, movies, factors at the root of school sometimes unfathomable ways. levelled by a parent or
several years, it is indeed a battle between ultimate good television shows and video violence. But these things have Allegedly, the two youthful teacher, or one more derisive
growing and worrisome issue, and ultimate evil. In the end, games seem designed' to been around for centuries. Columbine conspirators used comment about someone's
But it may be in the so-calfed most admitted that it was appeal to the more insecure During my school days, in the the Internet to their advantage. appearance... and before you
developed countries, probably due mainly to feelings and alienated among us. sixties, we were called 'a It is said that in the days leading know it, a kid becomes a
particularly in the United States of insecurity and alienation There have been several generation of vipers.' But wait! up to the massacre, they played killer.

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PCC 2532 and other scrap materials.

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New education kit

to help protect

desert environment

UNESCO head in World Environment Day message

HE United Nations
Scientific and
Cultural Organisation
(UNESCO) is in the process
of developing a new
education kit aimed at using
art as a means to discover and
protect the desert
Mr. Koichiro Matsuura,
Director General of
UNESCO made that
announcement in his message
to mark World Environment
Day which is being observed
tomorrow under the theme
'Don't desert drylands'. The
theme and activities to mark
the day complement
activities organised under the
United Nations 'International
Year of Desertification',
which will be celebrated year
"Such kits have in the
past proved extremely
successful, and are now
widely used across dryland

areas to inform teachers and
pupils of the causes,
consequences and means of
tackling desertification.
These and other such
innovative methods will be
discussed at the forthcoming
international conference on
'The Future of Drylands'
(Tunis June 19-21, 2006)
organised by UNESCO," the
Director General said.
The UNESCO head said the
purpose of World Environment
Day 2006 is to help ensure that
drylands do, indeed have a
"The preservation of
drylands and the wealth of
natural and human resources
to which they are home is a
long-term process that
requires the sustained
commitment of the
international community. Our
shared task is to ensure that
drylands continue to be
places where flora, fauna, and
people can live and flourish,"

he added.
Drylands constitute some
of the world's largest land
reserves in terms of both size
and natural resources,
amounting to 3.6 billion
,hectares or a quarter of the
world's total land area. But
climate change and human
pressure have placed
drylands under threat.
According to Matsuura,
though often considered the
most barren and inhospitable
places on Earth, drylands are
valuable ecosystems in their
own right. Just as deserts are
areas rich with highly
specialised fauna and flora,
unique for their capacity to
survive extreme conditions.
dryland communities are
likewise distinctive.
"One only has to think
of the Touareg in Algeria or
the Masai in Kenya to
appreciate the resourceful
ways in which these
communities have coped


with adverse environmental
conditions over centuries, if
not millennia, living in
harmony with their
environment and developing
remarkable means of
"In its efforts to promote
the preservation and
sustainable management of
the world's drylands,
UNESCO has sought to work
closely with local traditions.
The current UNESCO
project on the 'Sustainable
Management of Marginal
Drylands', uses community-
based approaches to
rehabilitate dryland areas in
China, Egypt, the Islamic
Republic of Iran, Jordan,
Pakistan, Syria, Tunisia and
Uzbekistan. World
Environment Day offers an
occasion to celebrate the
value of such approaches, and
to explore their potential for
combating desertification,"
the Director General said.




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Transports and Certificates of Title are advised that Housing
Officers will be processing Transports and Certificates of Title as
noted below:
Areas Venue Date Time

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much greater (the entire country).

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U.S. commanders knew Haditha

deaths from gunfire: paper
NEW YORK (Reuters) Marine commanders in Iraq knew
within two days of' the killings in Haditha in November
that gunrire, not a roadside bomb, had killed Iraqi civilians
but they saw no reason to investigate further, The New
YorkTimes reported yesterday.
A senior Marine officer !old the Times that commanders
--inf uxianwc d--i sligalors' lhc-,y---had--rLol-yi-e-.w-ijic
discrepancies in account s about how the two dozen Iraqis died
as unusual, and that they had no information at the-time
suggesting that any civilians had been killed deliberately. '
But a senior Marine general familiar with the inves6gation
told the newspaper "It's impossible to believe they didn't
know," referring to mid-lcveI and senior officers. "You'd have
to know this thina stunk," the eneral, who was aranted
anonymity along with otfk-rs who1scribed the investigation,
was quoted its saying
The generall also told the Times that it had not yet been
determined Just how
hk1h Lip the chain of' BE
command culpability
for the killings went. He W
also said tilcre were
s1roll" suspicions that
Some officcrs knew that
the Marine squad's
version of' the incident
had elIOL11111 holes and
discrepancies that it
shOU I d lWVC been
qLIC S1 i oned and
invcsti,.!a1cd more ILlIlv. A video provided 7o Reuters on
lllvcs(i,jlors 11ilve March 21, 2006 by Hamourabi
intervicwed mill-ille Human rights group shows
commanders who were covered bodies, which Hamourabi
SCI-Vill"' ill INILI at the says, are of a family of 15 shot
time of the killin,_,s, dead in their home in Haditha, in
inClUdill,21 lkla.j. Gen. western Anbar province.
Stephen J.( I Illson. (Hammurabi Organisation via
C0111111MILICr )I he 211d Reuters *tWReuters)
I'Vlarille Expeditiollar\
Force, and Maj. Gen. Richard Huck. commander of' the 2nd
Marine Division, the Tinies said, citin. it sellior Penta"on
The ad% iSCr ZlIS0 S;lid that the Marine Corps coninianchint.
Gen. Michael lia,_,cc. is con side ri iw, relicvim-, some senior Nlarine
C011111MIRICI-s \\ Ilo SCIA'CLI ill [EILI at the tinle ofthe killin'-s even
bek)rc the ilivestioatioll is complete.
Marine spokesman Lt. Col. Scott Fazekas said he had
"no information" about that possibility, the Times said.



Weekly viewpoint by Robert Persaud MBA

The much-admired former
Prime Minister of Singapore
(now Minister-mentor) Lee
Kuan Yew recently described
the Opposition in his country
as 'riffraff.' I would not be so
harsh in my assessment of
our Opposition. But knowing
the commitment of the
Singaporean statesman I am
quite sure if he were in
Guyana he would have been
more brutal in his description
of our Opposition given their
unpatriotic antics and disrup-
tive behaviour.

Sadly, our Opposition, over
these past few months, has de-
generated in terms of their in-
creased actions and statements
which are inimical to the stabil-
ity, unity and even security of
the State and people of
Guyana. This type of behaviour
would not be tolerated in many
well-established democracies.
The PPP/C administration has
been renowned for its ultra-
democratic tendencies and the
Opposition and other elements,
know that their freedom and
rights under the Constitution

will never be knowingly vio-
The current campaign of
disruption clearly articulated at
the PNCR opposition Cuffy
Square public meeting of May
13 and addressed by leaders of
several small parties show the
lengths to which some are will-
ing to go to grab political power.
The Stabroek News cartoon of
May 18 depicted one such ex-
ample: WPA co-leader Rupert
Roopnarine's tryst with the
PNC during whose reign the
great historian and WPA leader

Dr. Walter Rodney was assas-
This brings me to the .ub-
ject of what is the 'Joint Op-
position Parties' which the
PNCR has been using as a front
to advance its narrow political
agenda. About 15 months ago,
there was a letter circulating
with the name 'Joint Opposi-
tion Parties' with the coat of
arms and Parliament Buildings
as its address. Immediately, this
caused consternation and Parlia-
ment Office made it clear that
there was no such organization

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associated with the National As-
Yet, Dr. Roopnarine and
others in the PNCR continued
to masquerade with this non-
status outfit. This was one of
the finest political chicaneries to
have been committed on this na-
tion. And many commentators
and observers are either not
aware or have allowed it to
Let us look at those who
comprise the so-called 'Joint
Opposition Parties' and whom
they represent.
The WPA failed to gather
much electoral support since
1992 and clutched at the prover-
bial straw when it teamed up
with GAP for the 2001 elec-
tions. As a result, one of its se-
nior members got into Parlia-
ment. But she has now deserted
that party by hopping over to
the newly formed AFC. No one
is sure whom the WPA now
represents. It seems as if the
WPA has been hijacked by Con-
gress Place. ROAR, another
member, got a seat in Parliament
mainly due to the system of al-
locating left-over votes from the
other parties including the PPP/
C. Today, many of its promi-
nent members have either de-
fected or just walked away al-
legedly due to its association
with a party that promoted
street protest leading to violence
and terror against ordinary
Guyanese. ROAR, too, it
seems has been hijacked by the
PNCR under the cover of the

Joint Opposition Parties. The
otherr parties anJ per.onalitie,
'uch Ja Peter Rdni Jroop are el.
ilihr lrrmer ir current dormant
iti'inher- -1I the PNCR or belong
It, p.'irti, that Ithe electorate
,eerni unj%% are o1
- A-hfev-- rade-m wttn- lede-
opposed to the governments ha~e
Olined that questionable plat-
form I am notl ure e whether
the\ are informal a.-ociates of
ithi mushroom bod\ called the
Joint Opposition Panies.
This I.\pe of behatiour
smacks of political dishonesty.
However, this is not strange as
the campaign launched by the
PNCR front group is based on
misrepresentation, falsehood
and perhaps, naked lies.
An examination of the ef-
forts by the PNCR opposition
to stall the electoral process by
demanding house-to-house veri-
fication exposes their Machia-
vellian strategy. All evidence
shows that the case for this call
is based on fabrications and
Do expect this same type of
postures on other issues espe-
cially security. And as the Elec-
tions season warms up expect
to see this type of unhelpful
politicking to escalate.
At the end of the day, the
issue is the role and conduct of
an Opposition in a democracy.
To oppose is well in order. But
to instigate unrest, instability,
fear and other such antics takes
it to the other extreme an at-
tempt to depose without re-
course to the ballot.
In Guyana, the Opposition
does not need to look too far on
how to behave. I invite them to
study the period when the cur-
rent governing party was in Op-
position and to see how it ex-
ecuted its mandate as a vibrant
and effective Opposition with-
out recourse to violence and in-
stability. One can be politically
assertive without being destruc-
tive and anti-national.
Perhaps, the Opposition
is still suffering from new-
ness the new found freedom
provided for in our democ-

Pensioners seek

paradise in Panama

mountain idyll

BOQUETE (Reuters) Perched on a volcanic plain in the
highlands of western Panama, Casey Koehler's luxury
mansion looks like a slice of prime Florida real-estate
beamed down to Central America.
Diamonds flaring in his Rolex watch, the Michigan-born re-
tiree sits on his porch in the resort of Los Molinos and lists
reasons for retiring to a country most Americans his age remem-
ber best as the scene of a 1989 U.S. invasion.
"It's 77 to 82 degrees every day, and it's spectacularly beau-
tiful," said Koehler, 65, who moved to Panama last year. "This
house cost me $230,000. In Florida it would be $1.5 million."
Politically and economically stable, its turbulent history all
but forgotten by visitors, Panama is luring U.S. and European
retiree baby-boomers dreaming of a millionaire lifestyle on the
Eager to follow neighboring Costa Rica as a magnet for
wealthy U.S. and European pensioners fleeing high real estate
prices at home, Panama, which uses the U.S. dollar as its cur-
rency, is offering perks to retirees ranging from fax breaks to
discounts on travel, cinema tickets and fast food.
Much of rural Panama is still dirt-poor with a very basic
infrastructure, and while the gleaming skyscrapers of the cos-
mopolitan capital Panama City are only a short flight from Mi-
ami, the city is too hot for most newcomers.
Retirees are instead flocking to the area around Boquete, a
cool mountain town famous for growing coffee and oranges,
where small wooden houses are decked with tropical fruit and
flowers year-round and old men play dominoes in the shade.
U.S. and European retirees are transforming it iito a chic

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SUit AY IggIdNICLE dUne'4, 2006 13

Anna Regina

defeats Abrams

Zuil in JOF


THE Anna Regina Multilateral School (ARMS) earned the
right to represent Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) at
the JOF Haynes National debating competition after de-
feating rivals Abrams Zuil Secondary.
The competition was held on Wednesday last at the Johanna
Cecilia Community High School and the moot debated was 'The
most important aspect of democracy in any country must be
the holding of free and fair elections'.
According to a release from the Department of Education,
ARMS proposed the topic and scored 362 points and their
counterparts scored 341. Safraz Sharrif and Allisha Pearson of
ARMS and Abrams Zuil respectively, were adjudged best speak-
Regional Education Officer Mr. Dennis Jaikarran expressed
his satisfaction with the performances of both schools and noted
that all seven schools in the region were part of the competi-
Anna Regina takes on a Georgetown Secondary School
in the next leg of the competition in September, the re-
lease said.

Neig hbourhoodPolice

Neighborhood Police re-
cruits graduated from the Ri-
chard Faikall Police Training
School, Suddie, Essequibo
Coast, on Thursday last,
upon completion of a ten-
week training programme.
Deputy Commissioner
Sydney Bunbury urged the re-
cruits to inculcate self-discipline
and ensure that they serve their

communities by being ap-
proachable and available to resi-
dents. He told them further.
that they should always ensure
that they give the Police Force
a good name.
Divisional Commander
of 'G' Division, Gavin Primo,
told the new recruits that
they are the eyes and ears of
their respective communi-

Pensioners seek

(From page 12)

enclave with bistros, a 24-hour
supermarket and delicatessens.

Boquete is a world away
from the image of a typical "ba-
nana republic" that stuck in the
minds of many baby-boomer
Americans who watched televi-
sion images of the 1989 U.S. in-
vasion to remove dictator
Manuel Noriega and the rioting
that followed.
Gleaming SUVs jostle for
parking space in Boquete's narrow
streets. Foreign pensioners scour
bistro menus for low-cholesterol
dinners while pouring over maps
in search of land to buy. With
prices rocketing from $10 to $300
per square meter (yard), there's a
gold-rush whiff in the air.
Koehler, a former Central
Intelligence Agency worker, said
cheaper living partly drew him
to Panama. He said that while
he spent $5,000 a month in the
United States to live in none-
too-opulent style, he now spent
only $1,200 a month and
wanted for nothing.
Others, like Ramona and
Charles Holmes, who moved to
Boquete from California last year,
dote on its slower, peaceful pace
and its unspoiled beauty.
"People thought we were
crazy," says Ramona, a 50-year-
old former legal clerk. "They
thought we'd be kidnapped.
That's just silly. OK, some-
times we find snakes and taran-
tulas on our properly, but it's

so beautiful here you could cry."
Developer Sam Taliaferro
built Valle Escondido, a 200-
home gated community for re-
tirees, on a coffee farm in
Boquete. Laughing, sun-tanned
pensioners scoot around on golf
carts in the landscaped environ-
ment. "When we wake up, we
say, 'Wow, we're in paradise,"'
he enthuses.
Taliaferro says he wants to
haul Boquete, and especially the
local Ngobe Bugle indigenous
group which once relied on
sporadic coffee-picking work
for a living, into modernity.
"Now there is something
more for the Indians to do than
pick coffee," he said. "They are
actually waiting on tables, sit-
ting by computers. They're
moving from a third-world to a
first-world economy."

However, not everyone is
thrilled with the new influx.
Some Boquete locals say
the boom, which has pushed up
demand, is creating imbalances
in its economy which are hitting
the Ngobe Bugle hardest, such
as localised inflation that is put-
ting products like meat out of
their reach.
"We eat meat once a week
now. Before, we ate it a little
more than that," said Ngobe
Bugle coffee-picker Eric Gomez.
Teacher Johnny Zapata
said the new arrivals should
adapt to their new natural and
social environment rather
than trying to change it.

PLEDGE: Members of the Guyana Police Force recite the Domestic Violence pledge at a recognition ceremony held
after they completed a training programme in dealing with gender-based violence.

Police Force makes strides

to deal with gender violence

SPECIAL rooms will be con-
structed at new Police sta-
tions to ensure the confiden-
tiality of issues of domestic/
gender violence.
This development is taking
place as the Guyana Police
Force (GPF) tries to engender
change in the way its officers
respond to such cases.
This was announced by
Deputy Commissioner Sidney
Bunbury when he addressed a
recognition ceremony for some
100 officers who were trained
in dealing with gender-based
violence issues.
The three-phased training
programme was conducted with
the assistance of the Canada
Caribbean Gender Equity
Programme, a Canadian Interna-
tional Development Agency
(CIDA) funded project.
For the training, a link with
the Ottawa, Canada Police Ser-
vice brought to the fore support
services options for victims of
gender-based violence.
Bunbury said confidential-
ity is crucial in dealing with
cases of domestic violence and
hence the reason for the inclu-
sion of special rooms in Police
stations to deal with the prob-
Deputy Commissioner of
Police Mr. Henry Green noted
that the Domestic Violence Act
is still not yet fully imple-
mented even though it was
passed 10 years ago.
He admitted that members
of the Force need to change their
attitudes when dealing with
such issues.
Green posited that Police
officers should not be "masters"
but "servants" of the public.
emphasising that while there is
the need to be firm, there is also
the need for empathy.
High Court Judge Ms.
Roxanne George said that gen-

der-based violence remains a
grave problem in Guyana.
She noted that 40 per cent
of the 145 cases up for hearing

in the Demerara Assizes this
session relate to sexual abuse.
Justice George stated that
there is need for a more en-

lightened approach in deal-
ing with such cases, as the
legal process is unfriendly to


By virtue and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Regulation
2(1) of the Medical Council of Guyana (Elections) Regulations 2002, I
hereby notify duly registered medical practitioners under the Medical
Practitioners Act 1991 (as amended) that nominations for the election
of six duly registered medical practitioners as members of the Medical
Council of Guyana must be received by me not later than the fifteenth
day after this publication.

Each nomination must be proposed and seconded by two duly registered
medical practitioners. The nominee must have five years post registration
experience, being the qualification prescribed by law for eligibility for
election to membership of the Council.

The nomination must be communicated in writing addressed to the Chief
Medical Officer. The proposer and seconder cannot nominate more than
one candidate. Registered medical practitioners duly nominated for
election will be notified within ten days after the expiration of the period
prescribed for the receipt by me of nominations.

Nominations must be addressed to:

The Chief Medical Officer
Ministry of Health
Lot 1 Brickdam

Dated this 4"' day ofJune, 2006

Chief Medical Officer


0/3/2006, 8.23 PM

'4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 4,, 2096,

Rodwell Denny of Tandy's and Lorena Savani of Kraft
of new products

One of the many trials to develop the new dietary products

Tandy's working to develop diabetic jams, jellies

DIABETICS in Guyana may
very soon be able to enjoy the
great taste of jam and bread
or biscuit without having to
give much thought to con-
suming excess sugar. The
possibility exists in a new
line of diabetic jams and jel-
lies and fruit candies from
Tandy's Manufacturing En-
terprises at Mc Doom, East
Bank of Demerara.
Two United Nations Volun-
teers (UNV) from the Corpo-
rate/Private Sector last month
worked with Tandy's Manufac-
turing Enterprise under the aus-

pices of an agreement between
the United Nations Volunteer
(UNV) programme and Kraft
Foods. The UNV- Corporate/
Private Sector Programme pro-
vides short-term advisory ser-
vices to clients, which can be
small- and medium-scale enter-
prises (SMEs), trade and indus-
try groups, non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), as well
as government policymakers
and institutions, strengthening
private sector development.
Ultimately the programme
aims at creating jobs, raising
production efficiency, support-

Second mission of UNV

Corporate/Private Sector


ing socio-economic growth,
promoting environmental pro-
tection, introducing Information
and Communication Technology
for Development and aiding
market expansion in developing
This year's support was as
a result of the successful mis-


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


Passes in four (4) subjects at CXC General Proficiency or its equivalent including
English Language plus formal qualifications in Computer applications: Word
Processing; Spread Sheet and either Access; Power Point or Internet/Email.

Suitable Candidates would be tested to determine proficiency
levels in relevant computer applications.

(2) Laboratory Technician 1/11 Faculty of Technology

G.T.E.E. Technician Certificate Part I or Craft Certificate Parts I and II or
equivalent Plus two years relevant experience or Craft Certificate Part I
Plus five years relevant apprenticeship or G.T.D/O.T.D or equivalent
Plus two years' relevant experience or five years apprenticeship.

BENEFITS currently include transportation allowance, provision of uniforms,
non-contributory Health Insurance Scheme, Annual and Vacation Leave and
Leave Passage Allowance.


Level and placement on salary scale would depend on qualifications and

Applications with Curriculum Vitae (3 copies) stating full name, date of
birth, marital status, qualifications, (with dates and overall grades
obtained), work experience (with dates), full names and addresses of three (3)
referees (one of whom must be your present or last employer where
applicable) must reach the Personnel Division, University of Guyana, P.O.
Box 101110, Georgetown, E-mail, (Tel. Nos. 222-
4181/5271). Fax No. 592-222-4181, or Courier Service, not later than June
23 2006.


sion last year at the Moogoodies
Food Company located in
North Sophia in Georgetown. In
April last year, the capacity of
the Moogoodies Company was
tremendously enhanced in pro-
cessing and generally improving
the quality of its cheese produc-
tion. This year, Kraft Foods se-
lected Guyana once again as one
of its seven missions to be ex-
ecuted this year.
The mission team included
KRAFT Volunteers, Stephen
Cholowsky, a specialist in pack-
aging from the United States of
America and Lorena Savani, an
engineer in food processing from

Spain. Tandy's Manufacturing
Enterprises was represented by
the Managing Director, Burt
Denny, Manager Rodwell
Denny and other staff members.
Cholowsky and Savani as-
sisted the management and staff
of Tandy's in developing the
techniques and ingredients for
producing a new line of diabetic
jams and jellies and fruit can-
dies. They were also exposed to
training in the use of packaging
equipment and testing of new
products with consumers.
Kraft Foods has indicated
its willingness to continue to as-
sist Tandy's Enterprises in the
short-term with shelf life test-
ing and networking with suppli-
ers for ingredients. It is ex-
pected that this will lead to
Tandy's expansion of opera-
tions, creation of new jobs and
acquisition of new markets,
both domestically and regionally,

therefore contributing to job
creation in Guyana and exports.
The UNV Programme, ad-
ministered by the UNDP, devel-
oped a corporate partnership
with Kraft Foods in 2001. The
company's Headquarters is lo-
cated in Northfield, Illonois,
USA, but also has operations in
other countries around the
world, such as Germany.
The UNV Programme
currently has 15 volunteers
in Guyana, 14 international
and one national. Ten of
these volunteers are provid-
ing service to the Ministry of
Health, two are at the Bu-
reau of Statistics, one at the
Pan American Health
Organisation/ World Health
Organisation (PAHO/WHO),
one at the Regional Develop-
ment Council of Linden and
another serving in the UNV

A collection or me new jams

One of the trials for the jellies

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 4, 2006 .... 15

CCL's 'conversations' move to CARICOM

By Rickey Singh

Caribbean Congress (CCL) is
concerned over declining "ex-
change of views" with the

Disappointment' letter sent

Heads of Government of the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) that until last

year has been a regular an-
nual feature of summit meet-

In a letter to the
Community's Secretary General,
Edwin Carrington, made available
to the Sunday Chronicle, CCL's
General Secretary George
DePeana, charged that:


relativ s o E te prs e ur erviti

HUMAN Services Minister
Bibi Shadick on Friday vis-
ited the family of Ramjeet
Rampersaud who was shot on
the evening of June 1 by ban-
dits at Enterprise Village,
East Coast Demerara.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said the
Minister expressed the
government's condolences and
pledged to assist with funeral
According to reports
Rampersaud was sitting on a
bench chatting with his sister
when one of five gunmen took a
seat between them and shot him.
Rampersaud died while receiving
treatment. He leaves to mourn his
wife and 13-year-old daughter.
The five men also terrorised
worshippers at a nearby temple
and demanded cash and
Over the past weeks there
has been an increase in criminal
activities across the country but
Government is working along
with the law enforcement agen-
cies to curb these incidents.
The Guyana Defence Force

Human Services Minister Bibi Shadick expressing the government's condolences to
relatives of Ramjeet Rampersaud.

(GDF) recently set up a camp
at Buxton Village, East Coast
Demerara in an effort to appre-
hend criminals who are said to
be in the village and its sur-
On April 10, Government

If the decision (by
CARICOM) last year was to
"completely remove the ex-
change of views" as an agenda
item between the region's um-
brella NGO bodies and Heads of
Government, it would be "a ret-
rograde step".
Neither Secretary General
Carrington nor Assistant Secre-
tary General for Foreign and
Community Affairs, Colin
Granderson, could be reached
yesterday for an
official response.
But according to informed
sources, alternative
arrangements are in process for
"structured dialogue" at relevant
ministerial meetings with repre-
sentative civil society
organizations, including the
Regional umbrella bodies
like the Caribbean Association
of Industry and Commerce
(CAIC) and the Caribbean
Policy Development Centre
(CPDC) as well as the CCL
have long been involved in regu-
lar conversations/consultations
with Community leaders, nor-
mally lasting for an hour dur-
ing their scheduled annual sum-
DePeana said in his letter to
Carrington that the agenda item

"exchange of views" on
CARICOM's annual summit
agendas usually provided "a
once-a-year interaction between
the Heads of Government and
representatives of the governed,
the value of which you would
agree, should not be discounted
or underestimated".
SNow the CCL. which has
copied its letter to Carrington to
its national affiliates and allies
across the region like the CAIC
and CPDC, as well to the cur-
rent and incoming chairman of
CARICOM Prime Ministers
Patrick Manning and Denzil
Douglas respectively, aiso
wants to know what's the sta-
tus of the "forward together"
consultation that was promised
to take place every two years
since its first meeting in
Like its regional allies,
the CCL is anxious to have
a response from
CARICOM ahead of the
forthcoming annual Heads..
of Government Conferenie /
scheduled for next mon~hi
in St. Kitts on the status of
both the "exchange of
views" meetings and the,
'Forward Together' consul-
tation promised for every
two years.

launched the US$10M Inter-
American Development Bank
(IDB) funded Citizens Secu-
rity Programme which aims
at strengthening the capabil-
ity of the Guyana Police Force
(GPF) to fight crime.


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Muneshwers Ltd.
Rice Producers Association
Roy Chin
Mings Products & Services Ltd.
Ester Soloman
Rambarran Broadcasting Systems
Success Farms Ltd.
Mercury Courier
Karen I. Persram
Mahadeo Bhagwandin
Guyana National Relief Council
David Persaud
Consumer Advisory Bureau
Terrence O. Joseph
Praimnauth Mohanlall
Dr. Clive Jagan
Tagman Bureau Services
Little Diamond/Herstelling N.D.C
Vishnu Dyal
Joseph Buduah
Nevile A. Waldron Conservation
Jen- ifei Bulkan
Correia Mining Company Ltd.
i-1 i American Resources Inc..
Gobin Dwarka
Frank V. Rajpaul
Ramsaywack Arjune Printing Service
Guyana Islamic Trust
Berbice Rice Inc.

Appointment of the National Insurance Reform Committee

The National Insurance Scheme was established in September
1969. Since its establishment, the Scheme has undergone six (6)
Actuarial Reviews. The last review was conducted in 2002, and was
based on the experience of the period 1999 to 2001.

In the Sixth Review of the Scheme the Actuary has shown'very
vividly the need for the Scheme to re-examine its existing laws and
practices and to implement measures to reform its activities so that
it would be in a strong position to face the future.

The National Insurance Board, in keeping with the actuarial
recommendations, is now embarking on the process of selecting
a Committee which shall be known as the National Insurance
Reform Committee to carry out the process of reform.

The committee will comprise persons representing employers,
employees, pensioners, and would also include persons from
academic and professional bodies in Guyana.

The Committee will examine and make recommendations,
inter-alia, on the following issues:

1) the system for the c.,,io:tion of contributions from both employed
and self-employed persons:
2) the benefit package now being offered by the Scheme;
3) the laws governing the ;.'i Innt of benefits;
4) the various functions of the K,:h' i:12 including the administrative.
computerized, compliance, public relations and customer service: and
5) the investment policy of the Scheme.

The Committee ; be given a period of ten -0) months to consult
with the public at large a*d to prepare a report of its recommendations
for the consideration oi National insurance Bor d and Cabinet.

1 _

,.,~~ ~~~.,:


THE GRAND FINALE Artistes'Cut loose'onstage as African and Indian drums throb and pulsate.

Guyanese artistes honoured in DC

-By Sandra Seeraj

SEVERAL Guyanese dancers, poets, musicians and artists were
honoured for their contributions to the country's 40th Inde-
pendence Anniversary celebrations in Washington DC, on Fri-
day, May 26.
In an informal ceremony held at the Embassy of Guyana in
Washington DC, Guyana's Ambassador, Bayney Karran also thanked
a number of sponsors, many of them Guyanese individuals and busi-
nesses based in the DC area and in New York, for their contribu-
tions. He noted that without these contributions, and those from
several Government Ministries and agencies in Guyana, the event
would not have been what it was. He noted also that the coopera-
tion demonstrated by those who had contributed to the event, was
indicative of the cooperation and togetherness among Guyanese at
home and abroad. -
The Ambassador was especially grateful to the artistes who had
donated their time and effort to the successful production of a Cul-
tural Presentation, held earlier that evening at University of Wash-

ington DC. Each participant and contributor was given a commemo-
rative certificate in recognition of his or her effort.
The evening's programme featured an array of Indian and Afri-
can dance items, musical renditions, dramatic interpretations and po-
etry recitals. The large audience
comprised Guyanese from several 'Equipped with the expe
states within the US as well as sev- q pp i e ep
eral representatives of the Diplo- is a tedious process whi
matic Community based in Wash- of a united population. 1
ington DC. forth boldly into the futu
The programme was organised h t te
and coordinated by Guyanese-born set b\ our glorious pred<
playwright and dramatist, Pritha the face of much stronger
Singh, and director of the Rajkumari Guvana's Ambassador to W
Center, and popular Guyanese
Dancer and Choreographer, Rose in a message to mark Guya
October. Both Pritha and Rose live versar'
and work in New York. They trav-
elled to Washington DC especially for the Independence Anniver-
sary celebrations
Among the many items on the four-hour programme were Afri-
can dances performed by the La Musicale Dance Works of Washing-
ton DC, led by Susan Matthews Williams, and Indian dances by the
Rajkumari Center of New York. Popular folklorist and musician,
Wrickford Dalgetty, and pianist Hugh Sam, each invoked warm nos-
talgia with their individual renditions of several well-known Guyanese
folk songs.
Jaspar Adams and Kwesi Ojinga, presented a reading of a poem,
'I am Guyanese', and two Guyanese-born poets Taij Moteelall and
James Richmond proclaimed their love and concern for Guyana in
the reading of their respective works, 'Eye to Eye' and 'Like Ama-


zon Rain I dance'.
The curtains came down on the evening's entertainment with a
grand Finale Dance, in which all of the performers took to the stage
and freely cavorted to the accompaniment of African and Indian
Sthat ato-b dn In his message to mark
elnce that laion-buidinr g Guyana's 40th Anniversary of In-
1 requires the dedication dependence, Ambassador Karran
ere is every reason to go envisioned that Guyana would con-
m l of te e s tinue to fulfil its potential, to invest
mindful of tie examples in the creative talents of its youth
essors who triumphed in and to promote a sense of shared
halzlenoge,. values and commitments among its
hington. Mr. Bayney Karran people.
"Equipped with the experience
's 40th Independence anni- that nation-building is a tedious
process which requires the dedica-
tion of a united population, there
is every reason to go forth boldly into the future mindful of the ex-
amples set by our glorious predecessors who triumphed in the face
of much stronger challenges," he said in his message.
"As persons of Guyanese origin throughout the United States
join in celebrating 40 years of independence with fitting pride, I take
the opportunity not only to congratulate you, but also to express
appreciation for your solidarity, your patriotism and for the contri-
butions which you have been making to Guyana's development,"
the Ambassador added.
He also invited his fellow Guyanese in the United States to
rededicate to the further promotion of progress, unity and de-
velopment for Guyana and its people in the spirit of our na-
tional motto, 'One People, One Nation, One Destiny'.

Lady Sarah Lou Carter, widow of the late former
-"Ambassador, Sir John Carter; was among 'the attendees
at the Cultural presentation." "

Members of the Diplomatic Community in Washington DC enjoying the showcase of Guyana's creative talent.

IRONICLE June 4, 2006

NBIC renamed Republic Bank

By Ruel Johnson

AS of tomorrow, Guyanese will no longer be walking into the
branches of what has become a household name in the country,
the National Bank of Industry and Commerce, or NBIC.
Last Friday evening, at a special cocktail reception, the bank's name
w;i OTlonI .lll y 1 Ch1 r ls wr T>I lpll I: .nl;. ( iiy.'mnI3 1.10 Wo I.'ll ctI 1UK n.11..'0
of the Republic Bank Group, which bought controlling shares in tlhe
once state-owned financial institution when it was privatised seven years
Chairman of the Group, Mr. David Dulal-Whiteway, said that the
renaming of the bank was an historic moment. He stated that the vision
behind the renaming of the NBIC was to create one unified brand for a

conm pany ow n I.. I i t h t ml dll'l,'-. |"' ,]l i- 11- ] 1.. 1.1.l 111.i iln,. '1 l '" l'
had a few vC I .1 .. 1> i I <1II. I > N I I 1 1 1ll. ,11ii . 1...I..1 i., ',
public lB ank, I .. I 1 I hi ii ni i .111 ..1 I. |I ..ic ll. il I..iil 1 1 i
Dom inican El pn lli.. It II .% k i.,m l hi.. .Ih.. 1 . n 1
Republic Banl. I ', r I iiih ,1
lXixpandin lii- .11 In i ', I I i t iil'l( b.,ii ,' 1 i..i hli I II ili- I'.j 'II..
B .11i : l )ul l \flWhi. \ ,, .0 'l. Ith ii T 1,T i\\: O f.l ..I ir.:C illn V iI[ I
now Republic Hank, (;Guyan Ltd. is held by Guyanese shareholders. He
stated that lie hoped that al some point in the future, the people of the
Cauibhean will not only be able to own shares of the individual branches
in various countries, but also be able to acquire shares in the Trinidad-
based Republic Bank Group as well.
Dulal-Whiteway said that he saw Guyana as possessing

PRIME Minister Sam Hinds speaks

at the Republic Bank cocktail reception Friday at the Bank's New Market Street

Chairman of the Republic Bank Group, Mr. David Dulal-
Whiteway, chats with Executive Chairman, Gafsons Group
of Companies, Mr. Sattaur Gafoor at the function.
the potential to be the Group's launching point into the con-
tinent as well, adding that there may be another possible name
change of the Guyana branch to Republic Bank, South America
Ltd. The Chairman stated that in expectation of Caribbean busi-
nesses in the enabling environment of the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy (CSME) expanding into the region, the
Republic Bank Group was positioning itself to be a strong
and reliable partner in their growth. '
In his address, Prime Minister and Acting President, Sam Hinds
stated that he was pleased to be there at the ceremony, adding that
he seems to be present at every significant milestone in the bank's
history in recent years.
PM Hinds also extended appreciation to the Guyana Bank of
Trade. and Industry owned by the Beharry Group of Companies
- for foregoing any prior rights they had to the name 'Republic
Bank'. This relinquishing of rights to the name here in Guyana was
a prerequisite for Republic Bank to operate here under the name
since the Beharry family had owned those rights after merging GBTI
with a Republic Bank (Guyana Limited) in 1990. Prime Minister
Hinds said that the Republic Bank Group had a history of
trailblazing in the Caribbean and has proven itself as a good corpo-
rate citizen.
Also addressing the gathering was Managing Director for Re-
public Bank in Guyana, Mr. Michael Archibald.
The audience was also treated to a preview of several television
commercials aimed at assuring customers that not only will the ben-
efits they enjoyed under NBIC will continue, but that under Re-
public Bank-Guyana they will be able to access new features of the
banking system as well.
The programme ended with a tribute in song to Republic
Bank, performed by Calypso Monarch, Camille Goliah-Basdeo,
better known as Lady Tempest.


From orchard to can or farm animal
to packet meats, this is the concept
of agro-processing and the theory
behind one of the fastest growing
and extremely challenging sectors
in the economy.
While agriculture remains a main
pillar of Guyana's economy
contributing some 25 percent of the
country's GDP, recent trends in
international markets indicate the
sector can be more economical if
diversified and agro-processing is
one priority area in this drive.
The intention is to add as much
value as possible to the product
According to Geoff DaSilva the
Chief Executive Officer of the
Guyana Office for Investment
(Golnvest) which is driving the
development of businesses locally,
the agro-processing sector is
rapidly expanding and a number of
new products such as meat-based
and dairy are being included.
Seafood and fruit juices are
growing tremendously meeting the
need of not only the local market
but also tapping into CARICOM.
Recently, What's Up in Business
had the privilege of chatting with
two young entrepreneurs in the
agro-processing sector, Jermain
London who is now establishing
Jerlon Pork Products and Timothy
Mclntosh owner/manager of
MooGoodies Food Company
which is making its mark on the
local market with its tasty, nutritious
dairy products.
London and Mctntosh are but two

of the many persons who are
exploring the vast opportunities
within the agro-processing sector.
Occupying five acres of land on
the Linden-Soesdyke Highway,
Jerlon Pork Products will initially be
selling pork to the Barbados market
but down the line the young
entrepreneur plans to process pork
products, sausages, ham, salami
and more.
Local consumers are already
familiar with the MooGoodies line
of pr:lu,: i;. ar. \ iiit ..:' -, be seeing
some cheese products of the same
However, one of the biggest
challenges facing MooGoodies is
obtaining a reliable supply of
quality fresh milk.
According to Mclntosh, there are
lots of cows but very few bona fide
cattle farmers.
The supply of fresh milk fluctuates
with the season, from abundant
during the rainy season when
pastures are green to scarce
during the dry season. To remedy
this situation, MooGoodies will
soon be going into cattle farming to
meet its own demand.
Such challenges are usual in the
agro processing sector where end
producers find it difficult to source
primary products.
One may therefore ask why not
concentrate on the development of
one or two sectors rather than
looking at a wide range where all
have their unique and specific

In picture: Timothy Mclntosh Managing Director of Moogoodies Food company
and others sampling Moogoodies products at Partners of the Americas
(IICA) Diary Workshop at the Ocean View International Hotel.

According to the CEO of Golnvest,
some of the sectors such as sea-
food processing are quite
developed with only the need to
keep abreast of technologies and to
maintain the quality and standard of
Others like aqua-culture are
developing and still need some
At one level juice processing is quite
developed with companies such as
DDL reaching the highest
international standards. But small
producers who are now coming in to
the sector need help. Fresh-foods
are one sub-sector that needs a lot
of help to develop its value chain.
All the sectors reportedly have
tremendous opportunities though
they may be at varying levels of
development and a strong

government-private sector
partnership can see glowing
Already a dairy Jri: r.q ninii is
under-way to survey how many
heads of cattle are in Regions Five
and Six. This will give a better idea
in terms of developing a plan for the
Recently, there was the Presidential
Summit on developing a National
Competitiveness Strategy. This
Strategy looks at all sectors in the
economy and for agro-processing a
number of initiatives have been
The main recommendation is to
develop a strategic plan for the
sector with the aim of removing the
constraints that hinder its
development and competitiveness.
And hindrances there are.

Limited quantity and quality
products, poor product
consistency, expensive and
unreliable transportation, poor
quality packaging, fluctuating local
prices and lack of cold storage
have all been identified as
hindrances to the development of
the sector.
The Strategy document also notes
that in order to be successful, the
processed foods industry requires
adequate supply of quality
agricultural raw materials.
MooGoodies has already been
able to successfully overcome the
challenge of quality packaging and
the company could probably set
the standard and be an example for
..ither pl uc.: ,. ..rn- I .,

As stated before the company is
looking to be its own primary
producer, thereby pnslrinq a high
quality of fresh nil I always
These are lessons other
entrepreneurs getting into the
agro-processing business can
borrow from and the young
Mclntosh is always *..i,,ii i to share
his knowledge and experience.
London on the other hand is now
getting into the pork production
business and if his plan works out,
within a few short years he will be in
the processing business. He will
have a lot h i irn al hng ihi- r; i- ut
with the entire team from Golnvest
behind him the local and export
markets will soon come to
recognize the Jerlon label.
These two products are sure to be
on the Guyana brand which
according to the General Manager
of the New Guyana Marketing
Corporation Nizam Hassan. is
being developed.
This Guyana Brand is intended to
be a symbol of .quality.assuring

consumers that the product
reaches the highest international
The idea flowed from the 'Made in
Guyana-Grown in Guyana'
concept that was being promote by
the late Agriculture Minister
Satyadeow Sawh.
A number of Government and
private sector agencies are
working to make this a reality
including the Ministries of
Agriculture and Foreign Trade, the
National Bureau of standards,
Golnvest and private sector
Hassan projects that within the
next decade not only will the local
market be flooded with locally
produced jams, jellies, sauces and
other processed foods but
supermarkets in CARICOM
countries and beyond will proudly
display the Guyana brand.
One other condiment .3ar .:lngr a
lot of attention is casareep. While it
is greatly appreciated locally and
across the Caribbean the wider
market is unfamiliar with the
product and trade-shows have
generated much curiosity about its
It is expected that very soon the
Amerindian favoured seasoning
will be known internationally.
But, there is one factor which could
make or break the agro-processing
sector. This is the ailiirigness of the
local population to support the
many industries under this sector.
A change in mind set to accept that
high quality products can come
from Guyana is necessary for the
success of the agro-processing
So look out for MooGoodies
cheeses and Jerlon Pork Products
and give them a try, you will be
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repair damaged networks.
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REVENUE, man hours, replacement
part spends Billions of US Dollars to
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purchase FUEL from overseas to generate
additional power to keep up with demand.
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through illegal connections to the
networks made by unscrupulous people.
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appliances and equipment to power
surges and fluctuating voltages.
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repair damaged appliances.
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POWER OUTAGES when transformers
burn and power lines burst.
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Sugar challenges must be met

with teamwork, determination


Chairman tells workers I

By Shawnel Cudjoe

TEAM work and
determination are critical in
overcoming the challenges
currently facing the Guyana
Sugar Corporation
This was the resounding
theme, in the messages delivered
by various speakers at a
function held yesterday
afternoon, at the Ocean View
Convention Centre, to honour
the outstanding workers of
2005, at the East Demerara
The six honourees for their
contribution and dedication to
the job were Chandradat
Mahadeo, Parmanand Nandalall
and Rafeek Mohamed of the
East Demerara Estates and Nigel
Batchie, Ann Dowden Fisher
and Peter Beerlall of the West
Demerara Estates.
Mohamed and Beerlall were
the year's champion workers,
while the other four were the
GUYSUCO Chairman, Mr.
Ronald Alli, said that the
problems of 2005, namely the
January/February floods and
the security threat posed by
criminal elements, saw the
corporation falling below their
projected production target of
330,000 tonnes of sugar.
He said that the security
risk that the estates now face -
pointedly the disappearance of
four sugar workers, last year -
tore their attention away from
matters of development.
"These are incidents that
should not occupy the attention
of an industry that is so bogged
down with sustaining the
economy of its country," Alli
Maikram Sawh and his

By Michael Perry

BANTUL (Reuters)
Aftershocks rattled
Indonesia's quake-ravaged
region overnight, spreading
panic among thousands of
homeless survivors, as aid
groups rushed to deliver
clean water and warned of an
increased threat of bird flu.
Several aftershocks, which
Indonesia's Meteorology and
Geophysics Agency said
registered about magnitude 4,
shook the region overnight,
sending many survivors running
from their makeshift tents.
"Last night and this
morning I felt some quakes. I
was sleeping. 1 just ran away,
out of the tent," said 40-year-
old Hardady, who lives in the
village of Kerten, which was
badly hit by the quake.
The World Health
Organisation (WHO) said

colleague Sanpersaud Taranauth
on May 21, 2005, while on
duty cleaning a canal aback of
Vigilance, East Coast Demerara.
In October of the same year,
another two, Sookram Dhanai
and Hardat, disappeared while
on Guard duty behind Lusignan,
also on the East Coast.
More recently, the sugar
industry was then forced to cope
with the brutal and sudden death
of Acting Agriculture Minister Mr.
Satyadeow Sawh who was gunned
down in his Earl's Court. La Bonne
Intention (LBI). ECD home on
April 22 of this year. Also killed in
the attack were the Minister's
siblings Rajpat Rai and Phulmattie
Persaud and his security guard
Curtis Robertson. The gathering
yesterday observed a minute
silence for the Minister.
Alli commented on the 36
per cent price cut by the
European Union (EU) for
Guyana's sugar and said that
the country will continue to feel
its impact for a long time.
However, According to him,
GUYSUCO is tackling the
problems by diversifying the
sugar industry and making their
product brand'of 'Demerara
Gold' known worldwide.
Currently, he said, the demand
for this product exceeds the
He disclosed that
GUYSUCO is currently looking
at producing five sugar products
which will be easily marketed
outside of Guyana.
According to Alli, the
Skeldon Modernisation Plant
and the Packaging plant to be
constructed at Enmore, East
Coast Demerara will be the way
forward for the sugar industry.
Alli reiterated that there
were no plans to close the East
Demerara Estates, since market

yesterday thai the magnitude
6.3 quake, which flattened
villages in Yogyakaria and
Central Java provinces at dawn
a week ago and killed over
6,200, had forced some
survivors to seek shelter in
poultry sheds.
"Is there an increased threat
and danger? Yes, it's something
we have to be very watchful of,"
a WHO spokeswoman told
Reuters.. "In Indonesia there's
been a high record of human
cases and we have to look out
for avian flu."
Poultry across Indonesia
have died frnln bird flu, but the
36 human deaths reported since
the disease emerged in the
country in late 2003. No human
deaths have been recorded in the
quake zone.
WHO is also concerned
about the spread of diarrhea,
cholera and viral hepatitis, but
said Ihere 'crc no reports of

champion worker OT fzuu 0 ateeK Monamea poses witn

his plaque.
has already been identified for
450,000 tonnes of sugar, which
will only be achieved through
Acting Minister of
Agriculture, Mr. Harripersaud
Nokta, in his short address,
declared that the sugar industry
must overcome this transition
period, since it continues to be
the single largest earner of
foreign exchange.
In highlighting the critical
role that the industry plays,
Nokta said that it provides jobs
for 120,000 Guyanese, or 16
per cent of the people.
Also making brief remarks at
yesterday's ceremony were
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
of GUYSUCO, Mr. Nick
Jackson and General Manager of

Aid groups are distributing
65,000 jerry cans wilh watlcr
purification kits in the two
provinces, which can provide a
family of five with clean water
for a month.
"Dirty waler is causing skin
infections, especially in young
children," Korean doctor Hong
Kwong Moon said in the village
of Kerten. "There are also some
cases of diarrhea here. The wa-
ter is contaminated, people are
washing with it and it infecis

The United Nations has
unveiled plans for a $103
million six-month relief
operation to provide aid like
emergency shelter, medical
assistance, clean water,
sanitation, food and child

Please turn to page 20

the East Demerara Estates Mr.
Dwarka Bahadur.
The programme also
included cultural items such
as songs, dances and poems.

Champion worker of 2005 Peter Beerlall poses with his

6/3/2006. 8 00 PM




Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of
Accountant to manage the Board's dynamic Finance Division.

Main Responsibilities:
Provides professional accounting skills toward the administration of the
Board's accounts.
Monitors department accounts in terms of preparing reports of income and
expenditures and interpreting same for the Board.
Set up new accounts and utilises monthly financial statements to advise
the Board of cash flow management in order to assist departments with
proper utilization of financial resources.
Produces departmental cost analysis utilising reports, spreadsheets.
Communicates with departments to provide a detailed analysis of income
and expenditure transactions.

Qualifications and Experience:

A university Degree in Accountancy, ACCA Level II or equivalent qualification
at least five (5) years relevant work experience.
Familiarity with Accounting Software Packages would be a distinctive
Applications with detailed resumes should be sent on or before June 30, 2006 to:

The General Manager
Guyana Rice Development Board
116 -117 Cowan Street

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Bia brother is

readinQ e-mails

Study finds companies snooping on employee e-mail

Big Brother is not only
watching but lie is also read-
ing your e-mail.
According to Ia new slud.y,
about a third of big companies

in the I niled States and Britl:in
hire empiol)Vs to read aitu
aliilA s c outiibouniii ld eC-I li as
they seck to .luardi against -leal,
financial or regulaloiNy rsk.
More than a third olf U.S.

companies surveyed also said
ll er business was hurt by the
exposure of sensitive or emibar-
rassing information in the past
12 nllonthls, according to Ilhe an-
nual study from a company

The MARCH (Modeling and Reinforcement to Combat HIV/AIDS) Project is being
implemented in Guyana by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS
Program Guyana (CDC GAP Guyana) under The United States President's
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The strategy combines entertainment-education and community reinforcement
activities to model behavior change processes and support behavior change.

1. Production Director


Responsible for the production of the MARCH radio serial drama. Ensures that the
artistic quality of the radio drama portrays a realistic reflection of the life issues and
experiences in the story lines. Manages a team of actors ensuring the recording is
achieved within the production schedule. Also produces reinforcement key messages
to promote the drama.


Degree in Social Sciences or Arts.
Although an appropriate institutional qualification would be advantageous,
practical experience in different forms of theatre such as scriptwriting, acting,
stage, TV, music, radio producing and directing is essential.
Experience in audio and visual technical knowledge for realistic artistic
Administration skills in handling a number of actors at the same time.
A background in community development work through various theatrical
mediums plus a good knowledge of delivery of cultural issues is an added
Interest in HIV/AIDS and health issues would be beneficial.

2. Studio Manager


Ensures that the radio drama episodes are effectively recorded and edited through
audio digital equipment for broadcasting.


Diploma in Communications or Sound Technology.
Although an appropriate institutional qualification would be advantageous, a
strong background in radio broadcasting with good practical skills in digital
audio editing is essential.
Proficient skills in studio and location broadcasting particularly with radio

Practical experience and knowledge of audio editing software, (particularly
Pro Tools v6.5 and v6.7 in Mackintosh or Cool Edit Adobe Audition) and
multi-tracking. Proficient skills in using and maintaining audio equipment.
A creative appreciation of the dynamics of sound and music is
Interest in HIV/AIDS and health issues would be beneficial.

Applications should be addressed to:
MARCH Team Leader
U.S. Centers for Disease Control/Global AIDS Program
44 'B' High Street, Kingston
(4'" Floor DDL Building)

Detailed Job Descriptions can be uplifted from the above-mentioned office. The
envelope should be clearly marked either "Production Director" or "Studio Manager".

I e p l a iose s F ria, Jue I9 t

specialising in protecting corpo-
rate e-mail at large businesses.
"What folks are concerned
about is confidential or sensitive
information thal is going out."
said Gary Steele. chief executive
of Cupertino. California-based
Proofpoint Inc.. which con-
ducted the study along with
Forrester Research.
The top concern was pro-
tecting the financial privacy and
identity of customers followed
by compliance issues and a bid
to prevent confidential leaks.
Businesses ranked monitoring
for inappropriate content and
attachments as less important.

~sr" _

Steele also said on Friday
that more and more companies
are employing staff to read out-
going e-mails of workers who
typically have no idea their cor-
respondence is being monitored.
"It is not something that is
broadcast." Steele said. "There
are organizations where em-
ployees think they can say
whatever they want to say and
nobody is going to read it."
The survey gathered re-
sponses concerning e-mail secu-
rity from 406 companies in the
United States and the United
Kingdom with more than 1,000

In both regions.-38 per cent
of respondents said they em-
ployed staff to read or other-
wise analyse outbound e-mail.
In the United States. 44 per cent
of companies with more than
20.000 employees said they
hire workers to snoop-on work-
ers' e-mail.
Nearly one in three U.S.
companies also said they had
fired an employee for violat-
ing e-mail policies in the past
12 months and estimated
that about 20 per cent of out-
going e-mails contain content
that poses a legal, financial or
regulatory risk.

A woman works at a computer in her office in a 2004 file photo. (Mihai Barbu/Reuters)

Tremors scare Java

(From page 19)

protection across the quake-
devastated region.
Last week's quake reduced
more than 100,000 homes to
rubble and many in the region
are now living in flimsy shelters
in front of what used to be their
In the small village of
Tangkil in the hills high above
Yogyakarta, 440 km east of the
Indonesian capital Jakarta, 36-
year-old Rina Khoiriyah stands



ADRIAN Ramsay,
Shantie Reddy, Raynelle
Lord and T. Ramkishun
were the winners of the
junior category (eight -
16) of the Independence
anniversary crossword
The winners in the
adult category were S.
Chapman and R.
The competition was
a collaborative effort be-
tween the Ministry of
Culture, Youth and Sport
and the Chronicle Cross-
word Committee.

by the side of the winding road
crying as she hands out hand-
written letters asking for help.
Addressed to "those that
have kind hearts," the letters
say: "To continue our lives we
really need you to help us."
"I could not save anything,
none of my valuables,"
Khoiriyah cried. "All my furni-
ture and beds are in the collapsed
house. It is buried. It is all gone.
it is all I had."
The government's official
quake death toll remains at

Earthquake victim.
earthquake-hit .ndo
(Darren Whiteside/'


6.234. The social ministry's di-
saster task force has also said
33,231 people had serious inju-
ries and 12.917 people had mi-
nor injuries.
Sultan Hanengkubuwono X
of Yogyakarta, a descendant of
the island's royal family, said he
shared the misery of his people.
"We have to accept this
fate. This is our trial," he told
reporters. "What is important
is we have to be ready to face
the future. The government
will do our best to help."


Bst in a Bantul hospital, south of the
sian city of Yogyakarta, June 3, 2006.



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I 22:00 h Crossing Jor'ain
; ;. _________________


05:00 h Sign On
05:10 h Meditation
05:30 h Quran this
06:00 h R. Gossai
General Store Presents
Krishna Bhajans
06:15 h Jetto's Lumber
Yard Presents Krishna
06:45 h- Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Kennav Hdl Ltd
Presents Krishna Bhajans
07:15 h A&S Enterprise
Pesents Krishna Bhajans
08:05 Sa Re Ga ma
(Musical Notes) A Live Call
in Program
09:30 h DVD Movie -
12:00 h Death
Announcement & In
12:35 h NTN Indian
Musical Interlude
13:00 h Classic Movie
Ram Bharose
16:00 h Gurukula
16:30 h Teaching of Islam
17:00 h IPA Presents Shiv
17:30 h Kishore Local
18:00 h Mere Awaaz Suno
Karaoke Live
19:00 h Birthday
Greetings / Death
Announcement & In
20:05 h DVD Movie
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
00:00 h Sign Off


02:00 h NCN News
Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with
03:00 h Movie

05:00 h- The Mystery of the
05:30 h Newtown Gospel
06:00 h NCN 6 0' Clock
News Magazine (R/B)
06:30 h BBC News
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h Feature
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h The Fact
09:00 h Growing With
10:00 h Day 3, 1is Test -
West Indies vs India Live
12:00 h Lotto's Cricket Info
& Quiz Live
12:40 h Cricket Resumes
17:30 h Guysuco Round
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine Live
18:30 h Kala Milan
19:00 h One on One
19:30 h Close Up
20:05 h Lutheran Men's
20:30 h Press Conference
With Cabinet Secretary
21:05 h Catholic Magazine
21:30 h /2 Hour
Entertainment Platinum

22:00 h Global
23:00 h Movie


05:45 h Inspirational
Melodies with Giftland
06:00 h Bhajans Melodies
06:15 h Muslim Melodies
06:30 h Nirva's Hour
07:00 h Dabi's Musical
07:30 h Transpacific
Bhajan Hour
08:00 h Christ for the
08:30 h -Avon Video & DVD
Musical Melodies
09:00 h Caribbean

Temptation Music Mix -
09:30 h Ramayan
10:00 h Indian Movie
13:00 h Sitcom
13:30 h Rhythm Blast
14:00 h -A Promise to Love
15:00 h Entertainment
15:30 h Focus on Youths
in Islam
16:00 h Bollywood
17:00 h Birthdays and
Other Greetings
19:15 h Death
18:00 h Vidya's Gospel
18:30 h Current Affairs
19:30 h- IBE Highlights
20:30 h Indian Movie
23:00 h sign Off


06:00 h BBC News
06:30 h CNN News
07:00 h NBC Today
09:00 h CBS Sunday
10:30 h Face the Nation
11:00 h Dateline London
12:00 h tennis: French
15:00 h PGA Golf
16:00 h Indy Car Racing
18:00 h Eye on the Issues
18:30 h NBC News
19:00 h 60 Minutes
20:00 h Cold Case
21:00 h Law and Order

22:00 h Crossing Jordan
23:00 h NBC News


06:00 h Indian Music
08:00 h FY Variety Show
11:00 h Movie
13:00 h Discovery Health
14:00 h Travelers Extreme
15:00 h Movie
17:00 h- Movie
19:00 h Movie
21:00 h Khans Family
21:30 h Sports
00:00 h Movie
02:00 h Movie
04:00 h Movie


08:00 h Motor Up Italian
09:00 h Hope for Today
19:00 h Revival
Crusaders' Hour
10:30 h Children Gospel
12:00 h tennis: French
14:00 h Charlotte Street
14:30 h Methodist Church
15:00 h TBN
15:30 h Faith & Truth
16:00 h Golf
18:00 h Brides Villas
19:00 h Danielle Steele's
Daddy Movie
21:00 h Larry King Live





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Pope, Blair agree

dialogue needed

with slam

By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) Pope Benedict and British
Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed yesterday on the
importance of dialogue between faiths and cultures to tackle
Blair and Benedict, holding talks for the first time since
Benedict's election last year, spoke privately in the Pontiff's
study for about 40 minutes, a
Downing Street spokesman said.
"The Prime Minister and the
Pope talked about the challenges
of globalisation and the
importance of dialogue between
the faiths to battle extrenusm and
terrorism," he said.
"One of the themes of
discussion was how the moderate
voices in all the world's major
religions need to stand up to
religious extremism in all its
forms," he added.
He said Blair, who is
Anglican, saw the Roman
Catholic Church as an PRIME MINISTER
"important partner in the TONYBLAIR
A Vatican statement said both sides "underscored the
contribution that common values among religions can make to
dialogue, particularly with moderate Islam, above all in the areas
of solidarity and peace".
Concern over dialogue with Islam is a common theme that
has linked Benedict and Blair

United States and Australia
recently, Blair has stressed the
role that religions, inter-faith
dialogue and global alliances can
play in making cultures
understand each other better in a
post-Sept. 11 world.
In its search for better
relations with the Islamic world,
the Roman Catholic Church is
turning a spotlight on the role
that culture can play in fostering
POPE BENEDICT understanding between peoples
of different faiths.
The British spokesman said the two men also discussed
Africa "at some length" and China, where the communist
government does not allow the local Catholic Church to recognize
the Pope. The Vatican said they also discussed Northern
After the private part of the audience, the Pope met Blair's
wife, Cherie, who is a practising Roman Catholic.
The British media have for years been speculating that Blair
might convert to Catholicism when he leaves office, but British
officials say the prime minister's faith is a private matter
Before leaving, the Blairs paid their respects at the tomb of
the late Pope John Paul, who tried to convince the prime
minister in February 2003 to "avert the tragedy of war" in Iraq.
The British media reported before the meeting that
Blair might invite the Pope to visit Britain. Government
sources said there already was an "open invitation" for the
Pope to visit but would not speculate on when it could take

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inland and inland areas may also experience isolated
WINDS: Will vary between the Northeast and East at 2.0 to
10.0m.p.s, gusting to 12mps. in showers and thunderstorms
WAVES: Slight to moderate reaching about 1.2m in open
HIGH TIDE: 09:48h at (2.32m) and 23:42h at (2.41m)
LOW TIDE: 04:20h at (1.81 m) and 16:32h at (1.67m)
SUNRISE: 05:37h
SUNSET: 18:05h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.0-33.5C over near inland and
inland regions & 29.0-32.5C along the coast.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 23.OC over inland and
interior locations and 24.0-26.0C along the coast.
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are advised not to damage or interfere with the ocean
platforms, whose data are vital to the provision of the
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(one corner from Boruda Cricket Ground)
Tel: 225.1540, 622-8308
Day, Evening & Weekend Classes
Computer Repairs and Upgrades
Networking, Mitrosof Office, Corel
Draw, Peachtree and
Quicktooks Accounting, AccPac
Advantage Series Accounting (all

Earn locl and Canadian

Study Club (Regiorns1-10) gyievergreen.
TEL 226-4634, 627-9285.

saw, ransom and other
construction tools.
Contact us on telephone
#'s 225-3466, 225-7268 or
23 North Road, Bourda.
Entire Northern Tiger Island
(Hamburg) transported
property. Fertile land for
provision farming, etc. @S5
000 (G) dollars per acre per
year. Please call 774-5034,
cell 624-6855.

BOOKS for all ages.
Juliette's Books Library, 143
West Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237!
648-6098, M-F 8:30 am (08:30
h) 5 pm (17-00 h), Sat. 10
am (10.00 h) 4pm ( 16:00 h).

ENROL at Genesis Driving
School, 48 Princes & Russell Sts.
Manual and automatic cars Tel.
TRAIN TO PASS". 227-1063,
226-7874, 644-7211.
ENROL now at Shalom
Drive School. Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could
also obtain an International
Driving Permit. For more
information, call 227-3869,
622-8162, 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters
in Driving since 1979.
Students need security and
comfort to learn. Students
must kanow who they deal
with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125. Regent
Road, Bourda.

V JU jit Su/Kung fu
yoga sport self-defence
health. Enrol for classes.
Contact 228 Camp Street,

MRS. SINGH massage. If
you need a balanced
massage try my therapeutic
massage combined with
reflexology. Tel. 220-4842
or 615-6665.
FEELING tired, not
sleeping well stressed out?
Then try a massage.
Definite result. By certified
therapist. Contact Sally on
276-3623. Located in West

interested persons by
telephone for friendship
or serious relations. Call
CFI .- Telephone
Friendship Link 261-
5079 .Everyday. 07:00 to
21:00 h.
MAKE your dreams
come through find that
special someone. Call the
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
Tel. 223-8237/648-6098 -
Mon. Fri. 8.30 5pm. Sat.
-10 am 4 pm.
MAKE your dreams come
true. Call the Junior/Seniori
Singles Dating Service 18 80
yrs. Tel. Tel. 223-8237/648-
6098. M-F 8:30 (08:30 h) 5
pm (17:00 h), Sat. 10 am
(10:00 h) 4pm (16:00 h).
Special offer with 'every
registration. '

Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stamped
envelope CFI. PO Box
12154 Georgetown,

ARE you going abroad
and need someone to
manage your property? Are
you living abroad and you are
not satisfied with the way your
property is being managed?
We provide a professional
service for Home Owners. Call
Kay on 624-0886.

RAJA Yoga Hindi Classes
Planet, Tabeej Protection.
other spiritual areas
guidance and protection for
spiritual people. Contact
Buddy 225-0677/662-9198

FOR all your Icing/Cake
decoration needs and computer
repairs. Call 660-1054.
SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of
sale. Call 623-4686.
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves.
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television. VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call: Ryan #

Canadian Immigration

Balwant Persaud
Associates Certified
Canadian Immigration
Consultants of Toronto.
Canada can produce results
.ind -'.ui i '.- ', ,Al' a r
Immigration matters and
Deal with only Consultants!
Lawyers that are Approved
by the Canadian Government.
Skilled Workers. Self Employed.
Students. Work Permits.
Refugees. Family Sponsorships.
Appeals for Refused Cases, etc.

Canada: 416-' '.i 41 4.;-795.051
Guyana: 225' 540, 6-2A38
Email: i '

A TRAINED personnel from
the Guyana Training Agency
seeks employment as a
Receptionist. Friendly and
courteous. Call Chan on 220-
FOR all your
construction, repairs
renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing
plumbing and painting,
contact Mohamed on 223-
FOR efficient service
and repairs: washing
machines, refrigerators, gas
stoves, microwave ovens,
dryers, etc. Telephone 227-
0928, 227-0060. 616-5568.
Freezezone Enterprises, 6
'A' Shell Road, Kitty.

Drivers. Apply in person with
written application to Lens,
Sheriff & Fourth SLts., C/

Good wages. Call 225-0571
FEMALE and male to work
at Car Wash. Call 231-1786 or
FOR Clerical staff. Apply
Avinash Complex in Water
St. Contact 226-3361, 227-
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages
ana benefits. Roxie's -
122 Merriman's Mall.
TRUCK/Van Drivers.
Apply in person with written
application to: Lens -
Sheriff and Fourth Sts., C/
OFFICE Assistant
(male). Must be able to use
bAC Easy. Apply in person
to: Lens, Sheriff & Fourth
Sts., C/ville.
in new boutique. Apply with
telephone contact number
to. PO. BOX 26064. Kitty
Post Office.
FEMALE Clerks 25 -
35 yrs. to work in
Georgetown and Anna
Regina. Essequibo. 288
Middle St., G/town. Tel.
SYSTEM Administrator.
Must have Math/Eng. CXC/GCE
also Microsoft Office at Internet
World. 16 'B' Duncan St.. N/
town, Kitty
1 HANDYMAN, 1 Security
guard. Vacancies exist in the
Interior Middle Mazaruni. Call
225-7118 between 09:00 h
and17:00 h.
PASTY Maker, 2 Kitchen
Attendants and Salesgirls.
Must have some kitchen
experience. Nicky's Natural
Juice, 7 Camp St.. Werk-en-
1 FEMALE Clerk 25 years
up. Apply in person at 288
middle St. Tel. 231-
5171.Handler's Certificate
at 8 North Road, Lacytown.
Tel. 225-8985.
TWO Porters to work in
Market. Monday Saturday.
Preferable around Kitty,
Campbellville area. Starting
salary -$7 000 per week). Te.
No. 226-0204.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English. 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with written application to
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Streets,
COMPUTER Operator. Must
have Math/Eng. CXC/GCE also
Microsoft Office. Must be in the
De Willem, area of WCD. Send
application to 75 De Willem
North, WCD.
experienced Teachers in the
Nursery, Primary and
Secondary levels at IPE, Mon
Repos branch. Age 25 yrs and
over. Tel. # 220-0538, 629-
5300, 220-2366.
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.
ONE Male to work in
Grocery Stall in Bourda Market
(Greens). Must be honest,
reliable and hard working and
between the age 18 and 25 yrs
old. Check at Stall No. 146 -
149, Sect. 'K4' or call 614-6439
or 227-6201. Ask for Kurt.
VACANCIES exist for the
following positions: 1 Office
Clerk with secretarial skills; 2
Teachers (full-time)
Information Technology,
Spanish/English, Principles of
Business and Social Studies.
Please send written
application to P.O. Box

20 MALES and females
to work at University of
Guyana and other East Coast
locations. (Former
employees can re apply).
Contact The Security
Administrator. University of
Guyana. Turkeyen, Campus
or R.K's Security, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
between 25 and 40 yrs., to
work with small family
Mon. Fri. Must be an
experienced Cook. Apply
in person to
Guyenterprise. 234
Almond St.. Queenstown
on Fri. 2 & Mon. 5 June.
06 bet. 10:30 h and 12:00
h. Reference is essential.
Instant employment five
(5) agile and courteous
security and maintenance
officers. Apply in person to
Director of Studies, 11
Vryheid's Lust. Public
Road, ECD. Carpentry,
Masonry, Plumbing and
electrical experience will
be an asset.
RK's Security needs
101 Security Guards and
Officers of Baton. Canine
and Armed Divisions.
Former good employees
can re-apply. (New
Dynamic & Prestigious
Locations NATIONWIDE).
Contact: RK's Security
Services, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
VACANCIES exist for
Handyboy, Cook. Must
have (2) two years
experience cooking for a
snackette. Applicants must
apply with written
application and passport
size photograph to
Survival, 16 Duncan St. &
Vlissengen Road.
Newtown. Kitty. _
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.

LBI. CALL 227-1711.
KITTY- front lot. Price -
$3.5 million negotiable.
Phone 649-3610.
LAND in North
Ruimveldt high land, not
affected by flood. Contact
611-8370, 225-6740.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an
area of 2.422 of an
English acre. Call: 220-
23 ACRES Farming land
at Maria's Lodge, WBD for
sale $10M neg. Contact
Geeta. Tel. 646-8762. bet.
5:30 and 8 pm.
REALTY 227-4040, 628-
0796. 611-3866 Land for
sale. Shamrock Gdns, ECD -
100 x 100 $11M.
469 ACRES of land on
the left bank Abary. Ideal for
cattle and rice, well
cultivated. Call 232-0547,
land for sale. Lot 5 Duncan
Street, Bel Air Gardens,
locatedd 4 lots from
opeye's). Price $18M
negotiable. Call Seon
Simon on 225-4722.


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permanent crops on Island
with transferrable 50 years
lease in Essequibo. Great
agricultural tourism
potentials. Phone 260-
-80' x 40', roadside, 2 roads-;
creek side, water, electricity.
easy access. Call (592) 227-
4876, anytime, Cell (592)
ECCLES Industrial site -
34,398 sq. ft. land. Ideal
manufacturing $15M/US$75
000 neg. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
LOT 17 Section 'A' Hyde
Park, East Bank Essequibo.
Also Lots 20/21 & 22
Section 'C' Grove, Hyde
Park, East Bank Essequibo.
Contact Ramesh or Leeno.
Tel. # 268-3571.
GREIA Land west of
Ocean View International
Hotel in 2"d Street 40 x
125. Price $4.5M;
Meadow Bank $4.5M;
Friendship, Supply, EBD;
Le Ressouvenir neg. Tel
225-3737, 225-4398.
OGLE Air Strip Road -
$5.6M, Granville Park
$3M, Vreed-en-Hoop-
160 x 45 $2/3M, Land of
Canaan 80 x 90 $2M,
Land of Canaan, 80 acres.
Call 592-226-9700.
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Demerara River, 200 acres
river front; Versailles 2
acres Road to River: Linden
Highway, 27 acres, road to
river, Yarrawkabra, 2 acres -
$1.6M. Call 226-9700.
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ONE Republic Park,
land only $6.5M, 110 x
50: Lamaha Garden -
$13.9M, 120 ft. x 60;
Queenstown 90 x 80 -
$20M and Prashad Nagar,
100 x 50 $9.5M;, 6 acres
of River side !land at
Friendship. Phone 231-
2064, 52626, 225-2709.
200 acres of prime rice
and coconut land at
Plantation Maida &
Kilmarnock. Corentyne,
Berbice. Owner now
retired, wants to sell entire
Block. Call Faoud 512-
7553-949, Texas, USA or
PERE STREET, Kitty (24
000 sq. ft.) Happy Acres.
(double lot), Carmichael Street
(1 acre), Liliendaal (5 acres),
Da Silva Street (single lot),
Nismes, West Bank, single Lot
$1.5M, LBI, 9000 sq. ft., Area
"J" $6M. Contact Debbie/
Kenrick 225-8097/227-
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866 Pomeroon, 60 acres -
$12M, Happy Acres, 6 lots -
$35M, Le Ressouvenir, 6 lots
$60M. Queenstown $24M
$28M, Double lot,
Shamrock Gdns. $12M,
Main & Lamaha Sts. -
US$1.1M, Courida Park, land
100 x 85 $32M, Linden
Highway US$1M,
Greenwich 18 lots $75M,
Parika, 21 lots $57M and
many more for sale.
TWO flats of land
measuring 70 x 55 ft. at
Meadow Bank, EBD 35 ft.
by 55 ft., back both lands for
$5M. Three plots of land
measuring 135 ft. by 80 ft.
at Upper Hadfield St., G/
town, each land is 45 ft. by
80 ft., the three plots going
for $8M. Land at Pearl
Housing Scheme, EBD 120
ft. by 45 ft. with two structures
thereon $3.5M. Land
Nismes, WBD 150 ft. along
public road by 470 ft., long -
$15M. Land at Earls Court,
LBI 100 ft. by 100 ft. $4M.
Land at Lamaha Gardens -
60 ft. x 120 ft. $15M. Land
at Queenstown 60 ft. x 120
ft. $22M. 55 acres of land
at Supply, EBD from public
road to Conservancy $45M.
Land at Novar Mahaicony,
ECD 5 rods by 35 rods -
$3.5M, and many others. Call
Ambrose Real Estate 227-
0807, 227-0809. after hours
- 226-6513.

HAPPY Acres, Atlantic
Gardens, Pigeon Island, Good
Hope, Queenstown, BV North,
Friendship, Non Pariel, Earl
Court. LBI, Courbane Pk, Port
Mourant. Jewanram 227-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
DOUBLE LOTS Happy Acres,
Atlantic Gardens, Prashad
Nagar, Cummings St., Versailles
(gated compound), Non Pariel -
$1.5M, Melanie $2.75M,
Highway lands (sand pit/resort/
farming), etc. TEL. 226-8148,

FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
PHONE: 227-0928.,
FURNISHED flat to let.
Overseas visitors. Telephone -
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
2-STOREY house at
Enmore, ECD..Contact
256-3831, 622-8310.
SALON and baser
chairs for rental, nails
spot for rental. Call 644-
1 TWO-bedroom
bottom flat. Cross Street.
Please call Tel. 225-
A one-bedroom
apartment at Thomas
Street. Kitty. Contact No.
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom air-conditioned
house in Bel Air Park. Call
KITTY, Campbellville
furnished and
unfurnished 1, 3-bedroom
apts. 233-6160.
ONE business top flat
and one bottom flat for
rental. Contact No. 644-
ONE two-bedroom
bottom flat apt. Lot 4
Industry, ECD. Tel. 222-
1 3-BEDRQOM top flat
$40 00OL Serious
enquiries only. Tel. 231-
bedroom house. Contact
223-7919 or 6,14-2654.
SHORT : break
accommodation at Bel Air
Park. Call 225-3517.
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. i48 Princes
& Russell Sis. Phone
226-6603, _225-3 99
situated on United nationss
Place Stabroek, with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-
unfurnished iOgle, ECD
$15 000 monthly. Call
FULLY equipped salon
for rent. Centrally
located. Contact 225-
1280 work, '615-3936 -
KITTY 3-bedroom apt.,
upper flat $45 000. Tel. 660-
0262, between 9 am and 2
PLAISANCE top flat 3-
bedroom apt., 1 block from
E. C. Road. Call 225-5591.
& Church Sts. All modern
amenities. Short term for
overseas visitors. Call 640-
apartments to let on a
daily/nightly basis
from 4 000 daily.
Call 227-3336/227-
unfurnished executive
homes around Georgetown.
Call Rochelle 609-8109,



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PRIME location business
space for office, beauty salon,
boutique, internet service,
etc. Tel. 225-7741.
LARGE bottom flat
and rooms 35 Lyng
St., Charlestown, (flood
proof). Contact No. 223-
4043, 642-6942.
FULLY furnished house -
Bel Air Gardens,
Subryanville, Bel Air
Springs, Big.Gdns, UG
Gardens, Ogle. Call 642-
SEMI furnished 3-
bedroom houses Eccles,
Nandy Park, Versailles.
Diamond US$500. Call
1-BEDROOM apt.
Middle Rd., La Penitence -
$18 000. Couple or single
person. Call 227-6678.
1 SPACIOUS bottom flat
apt., suitable for Hair
Salon, situated on Albert St.
Tel. No. 627-6033, anytime.
ROOMS, Queenstown $10
000 $15 000, apartment C/
ville $30 000. Tel. 624-5082.
BOTTOM flat 2-
bedroom, toilet and bath at
26 Old Road. Eccles. # 233-
2104 or 226-5125. Price -
$30 000.
226-5035. (08:00 -
17:00 HRS).
ONE (1) bedroom
apartment, spacious at 2
Plantation Versailles. WBD.
Water, light. Tel. 618-5070.
$20 000 per month.
GOOD large Princes,
Russell & Camp Sts. Corner
bottom flat suitable for
any business. Small Shop
for any business. Call 226-
Albert Street, Queenstown.
Suitable for bond. Gym, Book
store, Offices, etc. Call 226-
3-BEDROOM apartment.
Fully furnished in Craig St.,
C/ville for overseas guest,
short term. Call Tel. 223-
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at
Garnett St.. C/ville. G/town.
Contact Ms. Dee on 223-
1061 or 612-2677
2 B E D R O O M
apartment fully furnished
in Grove, EBD. Short term
for overseas guest. Call
233-5421, 265-3111, 623-
apartments from $35 000 up.
Also hall for conferences,
seminars, etc. Price neg. Call
FULLY furnished apt. and
houses. Prashad Nagar, La
Penitence, Le Ressouvenir,
D'Urban Backlands, Sheriff
St., Happy Acres. Call 642-
unfurnished flats, business
place for offices, boutique,
etc. Property for sale in the
all areas. Call 642-8725.
bedroom house. AC, hot and
cold, garage in Bel Air Park,
Queenstown, Section 'K', L/
Gardens. Call 642-8725.
GOOD large Princes,
Russell & Camp Sts. Corner
bottom flat suitable for
any business. Small Shop
for any business. Call 226-
NEW business place,
suitable for offices, business or
anything else. Contact Dr.
Budhram. 38 Cummings Street.
Tel. 233-2692.
EXECUTIVE houses by
itself area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to
$250 000 neg. Enquiries pls
call 220-7021, Cell 624-6527.
2 B E D R O O M
CALL 218-0392, 218-0287,
648-7504, 649-1513.
TWO (2)-bedroom bottom
flat. 13 Delph Street, C/ville.
Contact Ramchand Shivsankar
at the above address back
cottage. Tel. No. 226-1357.

SHORT-TERM furnished
one-bedroom. Parking,
cable TV, low crime, no
flooding, quiet locality
minute away from city. Tel.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment to share located in 6"'
Street Cummings Lodge, ECD-
Contact 337-4612, 624-0897,
617-5633 or 660-2743.
S/R/veldt one (1)-bedroom
self-contained apartment with
hot and cold water. Preferably
for single male. Call 218-0343,
625-4612, 623-4498.
FOR any small business
with or without appliances -
good for Internet Cafe, storage
bond, taxi service, shop.
Enquiries (592-227-4876 or
(592) 621-6209.
COMING from overseas.
Check out Sunflower Hotel or
other location. Long term, short
term 3 hrs, 4 hrs. AC TV, etc.
Call 225-3817 or 223-2173.
Prashad Nagar, Waterloo St.,
Diamond. Executive
unfurnished in Queenstown.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
FULLY furnished 2-storey
residence located on Duncan
Street, Bel Air Park, amenities
suited to expatriates/diplomats.
Telephone # 624-2460, for
additional details.
TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp
Street for Airline, Salon,
Real Estate, Advertising
Agency. Office or any other
business. Contact Samad.
Tel. 225-5026
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas
visitors.on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
3-BEDROOM, top flat -
$45 000, 1-bedroom $30
000, house by itself US$500,
executive house FF US$1
200, US$700, rooms. Call 225-
2709, 225-0989.
LACYTOWN, vacant corner
shop. Ideal for business $68 000
monthly and tailor shop/salon -
$25 000. Ederson's 226-5496.
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
VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392,
648-7504, 218-0287, 645-
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.
SAWMILL at Friendship with
Machinery. Complete Chicken
Farm at La Grange, West Bank.
North Road. Ideal for business/
resident. Contact Debble/
Kenrick 225-8097/227-0721.
EXECUTIVE Short & Long
Courida Park, Cummings Lodge,
Kitty, Bel Air Park, Bourda,
Subryanville. Contact Debbie/
Kenrick 225-8097/227-0721.
Subryanville, Prashad Nagar,
Happy Acres & Kitty, Shamrock
Gdts..,.Ogle),~ Turkeyen Gds &
Eccles. Contact Debbie/Kenrick
- 225-8097/227-0721.
ONE three-bedroom
unfurnished house with all
modernised facilities, secure
parking. 24 hours water, etc.
ocated in Garnett Street,
Campbellville. Price $75
000 neg. Contact tel. 225-6574
TWO-STOREY bldg. -
Modern interior. Ideal location,
North Rd., near Cricket Ground,
for Airline, Gold mining, Doctor's
Office, etc. Live upstairs and
have your office downstairs. Call
222-3962 between 10 am and 6
pm any day.

BEAUTIFUL apts. in
Lamaha IGdns.,
Continental Park, C/ville,
etc. Furnished houses in
Continental Park, D'Urban
Backlands, Courida Park,
Atlantic, Ville, etc. Call
Goodwill Realty. Mr.
Hinds. # 223-5204 or 628-
-76l5_.__-- ----- -
FOR professional
working people available
June 1. New unfurnished
two-bedroom apartment
with telephone and
convenience rental $50
000 monthly. Location -
Nandy Park, EBD. Call 226-
9561 anytime, or Angela
233-5636 after 6 pm.
TEL. 225-5591/22 -3233.
3 B E D R O O M
unfurnished house @ $90
000, (residence or
business); 2-bedroom top
furnished apt.
@US$450, 3-bedroom
apt. with 24 hrs guard,
hot/cold, washer and
dryer, grilled, parking,
phone, AC, self-
contained, fully: furnished
@US$600, other
unfurnished and furnished.
Call 226-2372.
bedroom, fully furnished
home US$600.
SUBRYANVILLE: 1-bedroom,
furnished, AC L US$700.
LAMA AVENUE: 3-bedroom
round floor apartment, fully
C and furnished US$800.
BEL AIR PARK: 4-bedroom
furnished US$1 500 and 2
others large homes with
swimming pool at US$5 000
each and lots more all over.
Call 226-7128, 615-6124.
Homes with style".
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
TO LET North Road & King
Street flats US$1 500 each,
Bel Air Park US$600 US$2
000, Kitty US$500 US$700,
Regent St. US$15 000,
Lamaha Gdns US$750 US$2
500, P/Nagar US$2 500, Bel
Air Springs US$2 500,
Houston US$3 500, Atlantic
Ville, ECD US$2 500, Republic
Park (2) US$2 000, Camp St. -
US$650 US$1 500 and many
more props to rent.
FULLY furnished B/A!
Park US$800, P/Nagar -
US$700,i B/A/Park
US$400, B/A/Park -
US$450, S/B/vile US$1
200, Eccles US$700, Q/
town US$500, A/Gardens
G/street US$500, G/street
US$350, P/Nagar -
US$800, N/Park US$300,
L/Gardens US$300,
Lamaha : Gardens -
US$650, Charlotte St. $35
000, G/street $35 000.
HOUSES for sale from $8M
$45M. Contact 222-
1319, Fax 222-1319.
E m a i I :
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
(office/residence) US$2 500,
New Haven, New Garden -
US$600, Bel Air Park US$1
500/US$700. 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/
US$1 200, Campbellville -
US$2 000. EAST BANK: Eccles
'AA' (F/F) US$2 000, Diamond
US$1 500, Republic Park -
Courida Park US$3 000 (F/F),
Atlantic Gardens US$2 000i
US$1 000/US$500, Happy Acres
US$2 000/US$1 200/US$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/US$1 000, BV $50
000, Lusignan $50 000,
OFFICES: Central Georgetown
- US$4 000, Queenstown -
US$2 000, Sheriff US$1 500,
North Road US$1 000,
Brickdam US$800, bond/
space, restaurants, etc. Land
and properties from $3M -
$600M (negotiable).

KITTY. Price $4
million negotiable.
Phone 649-3610.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E
Sheriff Street. Phone
223-1529. ____
house for sale, 35 Robb
Street, Bourda. Tel. 227-
HOUSE upper and
lower flats, semi
furnished, Mc Doom,
EBD. Contact 223-3100,
GOOD Hope, Kissoon
Housing Scheme -, $12M.
Call us on 225-2626.
231-2064, 225-2709.
PARIKA Public Road.
Prime commercial area,
double lots 2 buildings
thereon. Contact 455-
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons inter-
ested please call. Price
PROPERTY for sale
by owner. Two-storey
concrete building. Bel
Air Park. Tel. No. 226-
3479. _
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom
house (concrete &
wood). Tel. 263-5739.
ONE executive style
property in D'Aguiar's
(Banks) Park. Tel. 611-
0315, Ganesh.
PROPERTY at Section 'B'
Non Pariel, ECD. Price
negotiable. Contact 270-
4213, 617-0489.
bedroom property for
sale in Amelia's Waid,
Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-
ONE executive
property in Meadow
Brook Gardens, drop
from $18M to $13.9M.
Phone 231-20.64, 225-
LAND SIZE 35 x 144.
FOR sale by owner -
one three-bedroom
transported house and
land in Diamond Housing
Scheme $5.5M. TeF
building located in
Triumph Backlands on
large plot of land. Make
an offer. Must be sold.
Call 220-6586.
house, East Bank
Demerara on one acre of
land. 592-226-9700.
E m a i I :
tabiru 20.00@ ya h.o. uk
ONE fully ..ncrete
ranch style -sBcutive
house reduced ft,- $17M
to $14.5M. Owner leaving
country 231-206'4, 225-
2709 after 1 pm.'
ONE going business
premises: one secured
beautifully tiled office;
one three-.bedroom
house fully grfted in
New Amsterdam. Tel:
PROPERTY fof sale at
Windsor Forest, Railway
Line (2-storey ,Wooden
house). Excellent
condition. Contact
Nafeeza 254-0749.
Price ne .............
DOUBLE Lot, two
separate transports 200'
x 100' at Pubj c oad. Mc
Doom on.. main
Hig hway. P tq' -1903
- Wudy Bac
FOR sale 6bVYV ner -
De Hoop Mahaioa', Public
Road, East 'Coast
Deme'rara. Call el. No.
624-9098, C -e.l -2717.
2-STORE i'bsinessi
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland,
East Canje phone,
electricity etc. Price r,eg.
Tel. 628-5264, 3$9-2678.
4-BEDROOM concrete
& wooden house. Ketley
St._ Charlestown, formerly
Rudy's Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg.
Contact 227-6204.

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 4; 2006.

Industry $8M, Gordon St.,
Kitty $7M, Albertltwn -
$8.9M. TEL. 226-8148,
625- 624.
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy areCi in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale
& Occupancy can be
negotiated. Cill 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688.
WE have investments
properties for sale from
only 50 million upwards.
Call Tony Reid Realty
225-2626. 225-2709.
E m a i I
ONE (1) wooden and
concrete business property
situated at Better Hope.
Public Road. ECD. Vacant
possession. Contact Tel #
226-2278. Owner leaving
1 2-STOREY, 3-bedroom
wooden & concrete.
transported house and land in
Essequibo. Excellent
condition, toilet & bath, newly
built $5.8M neg. Call 649-
137 139 LODGE
Housing Scheme with
building thereon through
Estate of Lloyd Yokum. No
reasonable offer refused.
Phone 226-4722 (office
vacant concrete/wooden 4
bedrooms mansion $15M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email
REGENT ST. vacant
new 3-storey steel building
divided into 4 sections, AC,
grilled US$1.3M. Ederson's
- 226-5496. Email: gy
D'URBAN St., Lodge 2-

apartments Monthly rent will
pay mortgages $14M/US$70
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I : gy
residential, commercial
buildings to buy/rent
Georgetown. other areas not
mentioned. Ederson's- 226-
5496. Email.
EEL Air Park vacant new
2-storey concrete 4-bedroom
mansion $24M/US$120 000.
Ederson's- 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana net gy
ECCLES. EBD- vacant
large bond 6 000 sq. ft. 25 ft.
high roof/storage business -
S45M/US$225 000
Ederson's 226-5496. Email-
ederson@gu.an3 net gy
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey 4-bedroom
building $14M/US$70 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email

ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey mansion on 3
house lots, area build bond -
$30M/US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
GOOD Hope, E. B. Esseq.
- vacant 4 new buildings 4
900 sq. ft., land 44 064 sq. ft.
- $18M/US$90 000. Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
ROBB St Bourda 2-
storey concrete business 40'
x 80'. land 50' x 100'-$40M/
US$200 000 Ederson's -
226-5496 Email:
residential vacant 2-storey
concrete. 3-bedroom mansion
- $15M/US$75 000. Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
HOPE, EBD River side
business $12.5M/US$63 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
Queenstowr vacant
possession. 3-bedroom
mansion, 3 lots $19M/US$94
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
E mn a i
OVERSEAS/local owners
of buildings we have
management services/paying
your bills landscaping.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email.

VLISSENGEN RD. vacant 2-
stoirey 3-bedroon mansion,
bottom business $23M/US$115
000. Ederson's -- 226-5496.
E m a il .. r,-, -, ,,7, ,, .,]i r i /
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. Property for sale Large
wood and concrete house on
large land in Lamaha Gdns. -
EXECUTIVE Eccles. Nandy
Park. University/Caricom
Gardens, Bel Air Park, Atlantic
Gardens, Queenstown,
Kingston/Ogle. Jewanram --
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-
1 3-BEDROOM wooden
house on 39 acres of tilled
farm land. situated in the
Pomeroon River. Perfect
for country side retreat. For
information, call 611-2429
or 628-9093, anytime.
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens. Suit 2 families.
Property investor. Land -
48 x 141. Worth viewing.
110/240V. Mrs Y Wilson -
33%, 33%, 33% Discount.
Buy quickly Q/town S11.5M,
Meadow rook $12.9M,
Prashad Nagar $11.9M.
Kitty $9M, Guyhoc Park -
$8.5 M. Phone 225-2626,
231-2064, 225-2709.
GREIA- South
Ruimveldt. good condition
- $7M, Charlotte St. $5M:
Diamond, EBD $3M:
Craig, EBD $5M: Canal
No. f- $3M; West of Ocean
View Int'l. Hotel $12M
Tel 225-4398, 225-3737.
residential and commercial
area Lamaha Gdns. P/
Nagar, Q/town, Happy
Acres, Robb St., Meadow
Brook Gdns, etc. are at
reasonable prices. Call
Goodwill Realty. Mr. Hinds
# 223-5204 or 628-7605.
BETTER Hope $7M. Good
Hope $12M, Alberttown -
$12M. Prashad Nagar $12M,
Thomas St. $13M, South R/
veldt Gdns $13.5M, Republic
Park $17M, Bel Air Park -
$20M. Lamaha Gardens
$20M. Call 223-1582 or 612-
SALE by owner: Front
two-storey, 4-bedroom,
grilled, concrete house
with toilet & bath, enclosed
garage. Second house both
Focaied at Triumph, ECD.
2-bedroom house with toilet
and bath at Cove & John. Price
negotiable. Tel. 227-6993.
Happy Acres 4 bedrooms
- $30M, Atlantic Gardens,
Prashad Nagar 5
bedrooms $28M &
$12 75M, Industry $8.5M,
Ogle $8.5M, Ruimzeight
- 2.2M. Sarah Johanna -
4-bedroom. TEL. 226-8148,
ONE three-storey building
- 33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal
for Hotel, Store, Hospital or any
other type of businesses, etc.
Any reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
GROVE unfinished 2-
bedroom concrete house -
family 5-bedroom $7M; 'BB'
ECCLES land with
foundation $5.5M;
GARNETT ST. -- 4-bedroom
house large land space -
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-
BRAND new house Lot
202 Section 'C' Enterprise,
ECD 30 x 35 feet, 2-storey
5- bedroom, 1 store room
concrete house, telephone,
electricity 110 220 volts.
Toilets 2, baths 2, 18-feet
veranda, upstairs floor
lacquered, downstairs tiled,
house fully grilled, yard space
and bond 30 x 20 feet. Call
Eddie 611-8912, 227-3788.
2-storey fully concreted house
5 bedrooms, 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet,
hot water tank, eating kitchen,
built-in wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806; evening 225-8410.

Residential and non-residential
areas LAMAIA GDS., Bel Air
Park, Nandy Park. Atlantic Gds,
Prashad Nagar. Queenstown.
Kitty, Campbellville, Alberttown,
Courbane Park & # 63 Village
Corentyne, Berbice. Ideal for
.offices. church, apt. buildings (2-
storey building and large land).
Contact Debbie/Kenrick 225-
LOT 8 West Ruimveldt for
sale by owner. One concrete
building with tile flooring can be
used as a bond, factory for fish
processing woodworks, food or
church. Going at $32M neg.
Measurement Land 9.88200
sq. ft., building and erection -
ground floor 4,78620 sq. ft., shed
144 sq. ft. Contact 226-7494,
260-7494, 231-2930, 643-1695.
627-0234. anytime.
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.
BUY these properties
with the energy of your
mind. the earth is on an
imaginary axis. see your
house in imagination
Alberttown concrete
corner spot, reduced to
$13M: Lamaha Gardens -
3- storey mansion $52M,
now $29M: Eccles $34M,
now $24M: Meadow Brook -
$18M now $13.5M; Kitty -
$11M now $7.5M, Bel Air
Park $28M now $21.5M.
Phone # 231-2064, 225-
2626, 225-2709. Email
front 2-flat $20M and downtown
5-storey US$850 000. OGLE:
3-bedroom concrete $8.5M.
BEL AIR PARK: 4-bedroom,
furnished $25M and a large 8-
bedroom mansion, with pool -
beautiful 5-bedroom mansion.
with great grounds $80M. and
lots more all over. Call 226-7128.
"The Home of better Bargains".
building with yard space at
Meadow Brook Gardens $14M.
Three-bedroom ranch type
house at Section 'K'. C/ville -
S14M. Two-storey concrete
building at Triumph, ECD -
$8.5M. Two-storey 3-bedroom
concrete building at B/V, ECD -
$4.5M. Two-storey building
upper Charlotte St.. G/town -
$16M. Sawmill and land at
Friendship, ECD river side -
$45M. Two buildings in one
yard, both are 2 flats at Gordon
St.. Kitty $16M, and many
others. Call Ambrose Real
Estate 227-0807, 227-0809.
after hours 226-6513.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Properties for sale Thomas St.
- $14M, North Road & King St. -
$130M, Vlissengen Road -
US$260 0000, Light St. & 4"' St.
Alberttown $18M, Banks Park -
US$1 650 000, Lamaha Gdns -
$32M, Mahiacony $32M,
William St.. C/ville $33M,
Better Hope $24M. Herstelling
- $28M, P/Nagar $14.5M.
$35M, Bel Air Park $21M -
$47M. Bel Air Gdns $85M -
$95M, Bel Air Springs $57M,
Blygezight Gdns $25M,
Cummings Lodge $22M,
Queenstown $10M US$475
000, Republic Park $33M -
$55M, Church St., 3 buildings
on 3 lots $48M, High St..
Kingston $90M $100M, Regent
St. $40M $1.6M, Nandy Park,
EBD $10M $18M. Kitty -
$11.5M $45M, Good Hope,
ECD $28M, Rome, EBD -
$40M, Irvine St., Queenstown -
$83M and many more properties
for sale.

TEL. 220-1574
OLD $8 000. TEL. # 614-

EARTH for sale.
Delivery to spot. Tel.
Grasscutter. Tel. 227-6012,
218- 1711.
PURE breed Pit Bull
pups. Tel. # 225-2590,
645-5491. Ask for Randy.
4 POOL tables (slate)
size 8' 4" x 4' 8". Price $550
000 neg. Tel. 265-2103.
CENTURY 290 Amps -
220 volts Arc Welder $100
000. 220-4791.
PURE Bred Rottweiler
pups. Serious enquiries only.
Call 622-8741.
AA 60 CARINA engine
and transmission. Any
reasonable offer. 220-4791.
1 TOSHIBA 19" colour
TV, 110 volts, brand new.
Telephone 218-4376.
HOUSEHOLD item. Going
reasonable. Call 225-7777,
for enquiries.
CBR. CONTACT NO. 645-5056.
1989 BAYLINER Boat with
4.3 inboard engine, like new.
Call 225-5591.
ONE Doberman. Blue, 3-
year-old dog with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5591.
SHOCK treatment
for swimming pools.
Phone 227-4857 (8 am
- 4 pm). Mon. to Fri
ONE 20" Samsung
colour television. Perfect
condition and reception,
11OV. Tel. 611-3153.
CHLORINE tablets
3" for swimming pools
only. Phone 227-4857
(8am 4 pi) Mon. Fri.
SMALL fridge, queen
size bed, dining set, nibby
chair set, used computer.
Going cheap. 231-5767.
HOUSEHOLD appliances
e.g beds. suites, dinette
sets, etc. Please call 223-
9402 ask for Merlene.
RARE Dutch bottles. 18
and 19 Centuries, all
quality and mint. Call
260-0059. 661-9848 Cell.
2" diesel with 15 x 28
ft. purple heart sluice
$0.5M. Located Middle
Mazaruni. Call 223-5050.

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SHERWIN Williams
Paint All colours. Tel.
220-1014. Lot 6A
Courbane Park,
ONE Bedford front
axel complete with breaks
system $170 000. Tel.
227-1923, 616-5679.
1 30-FOOT Fishing Boat
with seine & 40 Yamaha engine.
Contact 333-4141.
ONE Bedford (7)-ton
deferential complete with
brakes system $205 000.
Tel. 227-1923. 616-5679.
FLAT screen dell
computer printer fax machine.
DVD player, television, etc. All
new. Call 223-8613.
2 BRAND new 8-inch
fane England made
speakers 2 400 watts each.
Tel. 220-6699 or 664-
1 5-PIECE circle set.
very good condition.
Contact Mr. J @ 226-1556
or Rehana. Price
MILLER big 40 constant
current DC Arc Welding
generator on wheels
gasoline engine $650 000
MALE Doberman/
Dachshund pups, fully
vaccinated and dewormed. Tel.
225-4676. 226-5785.
(male) six weeks old fully
vaccinated. Serious enquiries
only. Call 622-8741
2003 and Comptia A+ video
training. Last set available.
Call Junior on 223-5916,
sewing machine with motor,
almost new, 110v $15 000.
Call 649-2358. Lot 3 Railway
St., Kitty.

PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats,
pumps, motors, belts,
valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call
ONE Invacare Homecare
bed, imported in August
2005. No reasonable offer
refused. Please call
telephone number 226-
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.
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30
Hp Yamaha Outboard
engine; 1 Power Inverter, 1
000 watts. Tel. 228-2525.
DVD Club (1300 DVD &
5000 cassettes). Located
at Merriman s Mall.
Contact Ronald 223-
1 4-CYLINDER Kubota
with 13.5 KVA gen.set; 1 2-
cylinder Kubota with 6 KVA
gen.set; 1 55 KVA gen.; 1
25 BMW car. Tel. 220-
IN good condition 1
20" 4-burner gas stove and
bottle (complete), 1 chair
set (3,2,1). 1 wardrobe. 1
double bed. Telephone No.
223-2919, 629-6059.
WHEELS 33 x 12.5 -
15R with aluminium
mags, very nice $200
000; 235 x 75 15 with
rims, tyres almost brand
new $45 000. 220-4791.
beds. wardrobe, freezer,
also 2 stereo sets, with base
box and voice horn (can be
sold in parts), 2 settees. All
at reasonable prices. Tel.
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. Te. 265-5876.
television. 1 white
Westinghouse double door
fridge. 1 Whirlpool chest
freezer. 1 Chester drawers.
Contact 226-0616, 170
Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty
1 2003 V8 engine, Limited
Edition Toyota Tundra. Fully
loaded dual exhaust pipes,
leather interior HID lights, lit
running boards. Black weather
cover. Call 227-3571, 225-
DIGITAL Camera 2MP -
$12 500; computer training
videos and exam practise for
MCSE 2003. Network +
2005, A+, CorelDraw 13,
Office 2003 and many
more. Call Brian 660-
0845 for details.
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)
CAUSTIC Soda 55-lb.
- S4 000: Alum 55-lb. $5
000: Soda Ash 55-lb. S7
500: Sulphuric Acid 45-
gal. $45 000; granular
chlorine, chlorine gas.
Phone 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm) Mon. to Fri.
ONE TC 57 New Holland
Combine, in good working
condition. One Morris engine,
two international combine
engine. 1 Bedford 330
differential, one 16" water pump,
3 tractors. Call 232-0547, 623-
PSI electrical PRESSURE
WASHER powerful, suitable
for heavy-duty power wash
with extra nozz e. Ideal for
home and the car wash
industry. Going cheap! Call
624-7018 or 225-2196.
1 DOUBLE lot in 2"d
Street, Meadow Bank 70' x
110', transported and going
cheap, 1 3-bedroom concrete
and wooden building in
excellent condition. Triumph,
ECD. For more information,
call Naresh Persaud on 225-
repairs. upgrades. Dell
Laptops from $170 000, Desk
tops with flat screen from -
$138 000. Computer City, Unit
8, Gafoors Shopping Mall,
Houston. EBD. 647-2400,
626-9441. 7 Springlands, C/
ton, Berbice. 335-3002.

ENVELOPES for sale -
9 '/ x 4 1/8 window and
plain medical all sizes, 6
'/2 x 3 5/8 window and plain
wages with window,
envelopes as low as $700
per 1 000. Call Albert (592)
227-4876 or (592) 621-6209
anytime. Enquiries
--eltcn e--
acetylene gases, fast and
efficient service. 10 11
Mc Doom Public Road.
EBD. Phone 223-6533 (8
am 4 pm). Mon. to Fri.
(Sat. 8 12).1 AVANTI AC
Unit 3 000 BTU $45 000;
1 HP Printer $19 000; 1
Pentium 2 Computer, mouse
& keyboard $15 000. Call
1 SIMENS upright deep
freezer 220 volts $90 000,
1 Pentium 4 computer with
17" monitor $90 000, 1 24
000 BTU Panasonic air-
condition unit $85 000, 1
Rogar Dryer, 220 volts $85
000, 1 1 800 watt 50-cycle
UPS Battery back up $150
000. 1 2 500 watts gasoline
generator brand new.
Contact Jamal at 662-7102.
Caterpillar 425Hp
Cummins 855, 250Hp,
Perkins 63544, Detroit
Diesel 8V92, Marine 350
Hp, Honda -pressure
washer 2 500PSI. We
import all heavy-duty
equipment such as log
skidders, wheel loaders.
haulers and for all your
heavy-duty diesel engines
over hauling. Call us first
on 623-1003, 218-3899,
15" 1 100 WATTS BASS,
COST $400 000 NON
NEG. TEL. 613-9442.
1 COMPLETE Internet
System with lot of Extras
including large photo copy
machine Xerox 5028 $350
000: 1 000 pieces new
cellular phone parts and
accessories $300 000; 1
GE stand-up freezer large -
$105 000; 1 new Blue
fibreglass bath tub $30
000; 4 4-drawer filing
cabinet metal $20 000
each: 1 2000 watts
transformer 110v 220v $8
000; 1 digital camera used
floppy disc S25 000.
complete with charger.
Owner leaving. 621-4928.
1 16-feet aluminium
ladder in 2 8-feet half, new
English made $25 000; 1
new set 4 chrome rims size
15 in box $75 000: fits any
type of car, RZ or pickup: 1
pressure washer complete
with hose and nozzle, 110v
$40 000; 1 Makita electric
chainsaw. 110v $30 000; 1
cross cut saw, 110v $8 000:
1 large drill press. 110 -
240v $105 000 on stand
English made: 1 bench type
drill press 110v 60 000 on
stand, English made: 1
Mitre saw on stand, 110v -
$30 000; 1 6-inch jointer
on stand. 110v $35 000;
1 side and edge sander. 110
240v $35 000; 1
industrial and commercial
Dayton vacuum cleaner with
large dust bag for wood
working shop. 110v $35
000: 1 truck hydraulic dump
pump $50 000. Owner
migrating 621-4928.

1 NISSAN Vanette, BHH
series. Tel. 623-5551.
Model M truck. Tel:
ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
up. Good condition.
Bobby 336-6625.
TOYOTA Double Cab,
Pick up, GHH series. Call
1 AT 192 CARINA,
excellent condition. Tel.
229-6271, cell 625-5611.
1 ET 176 CARINA,
stick gear Wagon. Call
Jeffrey. Tel. # 622-8350.

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loaded. Contact 265-4726,
NISSAN Cefiro Model
RZ 61, 6 -cylinder. Call
Frank 226-5595.
ONE Toyota 4-Runner
$7M neg. Excellent
condition. Tel. 660-4 100
1 TOYOTA Tacoma.,
unregistered. Price neg.
Contact Ryan 629-
minibus 15 seats -
$1.7M neg. Tel. # 642-
TOYOTA Tundra V6 -
manual, GKK series.
Phone 442-3244, 660-
NISSAN King Cab D 21
Pick-up in good condition.
Telephone 642-2460.
NISSAN Pulsar, 4-
door car with CD
player. mag, fully
loaded, silver. Call
ONE Short Base
Caravan minibus, in good
condition, at a reasonable
offer. Tel. 220-7252.
1 RZ long base mini
bus. working condition.
mags, music, etc. $900
000. Call 265-3989.
1 JEEP Wrangler
excellent condition for
sale. 1 Jeep Wrangler
shell. Tel. 625-1188.
1 TOYOTA Townace,
minibus. Excellent
condition, private. Call
222-5085, 626-3001.
Mazda MPV V6 mini
van. Price negotiable.
Tel. # 629-0829.
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy
,rims & Sony CD player.
Priced to go. # 621-7445
DODGE Dakota Sport
Extra Cab Pick-up, 2000
model (20 000 Km).
Contact Sally 222-5741.
ONE 170 Toyota Carina.
Fully powered, mag rims.
Excellent condition. Tel.
256-3216 or 621-3875.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13
seater, manual $4.1
million. Please contact
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap.
Suzuki Vitara, 4-door. Call
227-5500, 227-2027.
ONE AT 150 Carina,
in good condition -
$450 000 negotiable.
Contact 644-4093 or
1 SERIES 111 Land
Rover, 110 engine
diesel $850 000
neg. Call 613-3752.
Excellent condition. Fully
powered automatic. CD
player. PJJ series. Call
1 AA 60 Toyota Carina.
one owner, excellent
condition. Call Raghu -
Tower Taxi, 628-5899 ,
255-0227 (H)
series $300
000.Contact Dave Auto
Sales 225-1103, 612-
4477 after 4 pm.
1 HYUNDAI with Camry
engine, excellent others -
$200 000. Dave Auto
Sales 225-1103, 612-
MY beautiful MGB
Convertible Sports Car. Full
service history. Phone Eric
Vieira 222-2380.
ONE (1) Toyota Tundra.
Immaculate condition, -,il,
loaded. Call 233-2605. -11
# 623-7102, 662-6979.
TOYOTA 4 X 4 Double
Cab (4 doors) Hilux (3Y) solid
diff leaf spring. Tel 226-
3883, 619-6863. Price -
$2.1M neg.
TOYOTA Tacoma 2002
excellent condition,
mag rims, CD leather
interior. Call Leonard -
220-7912, 612-3831.

good condition .. mna iims.
i; -.r, tape deck. Tel
.. after ours i
220-43 16.
ONE Coaster bus in
ood 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.
AT 192 CARINA $1 350
000. Marino $1 100 000,
AT 150 Corona $550 000
neg.Tel. 227-0613, 225-
series, immaculate condition
$2.4M negotiable. Mint
condition. Contact 276-0245.
ONE Mark 11 Tourer, in
excellent condition, fully
powered, viper alarm.
Contact Kush Ramdhani. Tel.
225-0171, 647-5727.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
excellent condition, mag rims.
fog lamps, original spoiler. Price
neg. Telephone 622-0322.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition.
needs body work ,tape deck.
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/
2005 TOYOTA X Runner,
2005 Yamaha R1, 2004 600
Ninja, Toyota parts &
accessories. Call 718-216-
1 SV 40 CAMRY. 1 AE 100
Corolla, 1 AT 170 Carina, 1
AA 60 Wagon. Call Mathura
625-1676, 231-0555.
MUST be sold one
crashed 03 YZF-R6. No
reasonable offer refused. All
legitimate paper work Call
Nick 623-3576.
CANTER Truck (Mitsubishi)
short base,-2-ton, in excellent
working condition $800 000
neg. Call 276-0313, 626-1141 -
TOYOTA Ceres, AE-100,
PJJ series, automatic, power
window/steering, CD. very good
condition, 3' owner. Call 269
ONE Nissan Laurel -
fully loaded, Model C 33,
4-cylinder, gear, (PW, PM.
PS). Price neg. Call: 223-
9021, Cell: 629-7419
in immaculate condition: 1
Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray, dual
air bag, mag rims, etc. -
$5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE AT 150 Corona stick
gear/front wheel drive, in
ood condition. Price $460
00 negotiable. Tel. 621-
3343, 648-8153.
AT 212 CARINA, AT 192
Carina. AE 100 Corolla &
Sprinter, EP 92 Starlet 4-
door, Marina T 100 Pickup
Awar 227-2834, 621-6037.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
TOYOTA Ceres AE 100
automatic, fully loaded,
A/C, CD,Player mag rims
Showroom condition. Price
-. $2M., Tel. 226-6096.
,,AT 192 for sale fully
loa de PJ'J,1986. Contact Bibi
Jameel, 14 Public Road,
Vryheid's ECD. Phone 220-
ONE 2-ton Toyota Truck
(enclosed) GFF series, in
working condition. Price $750
000. Contact Tel. No. 664-7443.
ONE Toyota Ceres. 17"
mags, low tyres. DVD music
system, fully loaded.
Contact No. 229-6491, 646-
2080. Ask for Vishal.
ONE ST 190 Carina,
fully powered window, PHH
series, one owner, never
worked taxi $1 300 000
ne Tel. 225-1103, 231-
36 0
ONE Nissan 4 x 4 Solid
condition $650 000. quick
sale. Dave Auto Sales --
225-1103, 612-4477: After
4 pm 231-3690.

2384. inn1 ,]iculi,1l. c-ondlitlon
S$9(1) 00001 n-e. i, .imis, CD
play Tel. .. I G609-
colour Atlantic Blue, mag
rims, excellent condition
Price neg. Contact 256-0555
or 618-5905.
1 TOYOTA RZ (long base),
[3BHl-I series. Excellent condition.
Prince $1.3M. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ (long base),
BJJ series. Immaculate
condition, hardly used. Price -
$1.8M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ (Long base),
BHH series, (EFI). Excellent
condition. Price $1.7M (hardly
used). Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 RZ minibus long base.
Price $1 250 000 neg., 1 AT
150 Carina car, price $325 000
neg. All in excellent condition.
Phone 268-3953.

The place you need
to be when


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

1 NISSAN Pathfinder.
i n a c u la t e condition,
automatic. fully loaded
crash bar $1.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
ONE 3Y Super Custom,
PFF long base, 15 seats.
Reasonable working
condition. Price $600
000. Tel. 259-3158.
(diesel engine) excellent
condition, open back, short
base. Price $900 000.
Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902
1 929 MAZDA Wagon,
back wheel drive, needs
minor body work. good
working condition- $250
000 neg. Contact 233-
5133 (w), 233-6250 (h).
TWO Toyota Tacoma
Extra Cab Pick-ups. 4-
wheel drive. Series 1998 &
2000. One Toyota Tundra
4-wheel drive automatic.
Call 629-4979, 220-7430.
2 TOYOTA Carinas 192 -
late PJJ & early PJJ. White,
never in hire, 1"' owner Owner
leaving country. Contact
Bossman. 641-7290, 225-6740.
SARAH 225-2500, 646-
COROLLA AE 91 $600
000, Marine $1M, Corolla
AT 110 $1.3M. Dolly Auto
Rental 272 Bissessar Ave.,
Prashad Nagar -- 225-7126.
CRV. Hardly used. fully loaded
with low profile tyre. Music set,
alarm, etc. Price to go. Tel. #
220-2366, 629-8166.
1 BACK wheel drive
Carina Wagon, in excellent
condition mag rims, roof
rack, leaf spring, etc., never
used for hire $795 000 Tel.
626-9483 or 626-7997.
PHH series Toyota Hilux
Surf YN 130. Fully powered. AC,
automatic, crash bar, CD, etc.
Very neat and clean vehicle -
$2 450 000 neg. Call 276-0313,
626-1141 Shahab.

S u i s 1 yrs old. Drive for
4 iuntlis. Wharf condition
S $1 750 000 neg. Dave
Auto Sales 225-1103.
After 4 pm 231-3690.
ONE RAV-4, second
model PHH, very low
mileage $2 800 0r0 neg.
Contact Dave Auto Sales -
225-1103, 612-4477. After
4 pm 231-3690.
base 115-seater bus). Prices
$.4M and $1.5M,
(carburetor and EFI), clean
and solid buses. contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
ONE AT 192, PHH series,
fully loaded, mags, spoiler, 6
disc changer, amplifier, music
box, AC, never in hire. Contact
Safraz 220-2047, 645-
0404. Owner leaving.
ONE '96 Toyota Tacoma
4WD Extra Cab pick-up -
5fwd AC, PS, mags, bull bar,
fogs, bedliner. Excellent
condition. $2.2M neg. Tel.
622-6635 Mike.
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet
(2-door) immaculate
condition, automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims.
rice .1M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
3 NISSAN Extra Cabs 4
x 4 Diesel, 1 AT 170 Carina.
1 Mitsubishi L 200 4 x 4
Double Cab. 1 Mercedes
Benz 4 x 4 280 g. Tel. # 623-
5463, 641-9547, 223-9860.
1 TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon (PHH series, never in
hire) automatic, fully powered,
mag rims, CD Player. Hardly
used. Price $1 350 000.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 ISUZU Trooper (4 x 4) V6
(enclosed 4-door) automatic.
crash bar, power wrench, price -
$650 000. Excellent working
condition. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 62t-5902.
1 B 13 NISSAN Sentra
(immaculate condition) -
manual, fully powered. mag
rims, spoilers, new exhaust
system. new (SR 28 DE) engine.
Price $825 000. Contact Rocky
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina
(PJJ series) automatic, AC.
immaculate condition, CD
Player, hardly used. Price $1
350 000. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Almera
(came in brand new), PHH
series (executive type
car), automatic, fully
powered, AC, magrims,
alarm. Price 2.1M,
Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (5-
door enclosed) 3Y
automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims, crash bar,
sun roof. Immaculate
condition. Price $2.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902.
ODEL. AC. automatic, CD
layer. Excellent condition -
9M. Must sell. Owner leaving
country. Contact 626-7073.
1 TOYOTA SR5-V6 (4
Runner) 4 x 4 (low
mileage), automatic,
fully powered, A/C, mag
rims, CD Player, music
set, alarm. Credit
available. Price $2.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Tacona (25
000 Km only), GHH series,
auto, fully lowered. AC,
mao rims, crystal light, big
lights in front, CD".
Immaculate condition. Price
- $2.6M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902
PHH SERIES. TEL. 226-6458
OR 609-6580.
(came in brand new) -
automatic, fully powered,
AC. chrome mag rims, CD
player, alarm, remote start,
roof rack. crash bar, (auto 4
x 4). Price $2.4 M.
(Immaculate condition).
Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.

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.
Nissan Pathfinder, big music set,
mags, transferable, top notch
condition. 10/10 Hadfield
Street. behind Brickdam Police
Station. 225-9700 or 623-9972.
Toyota 4-Runners 5- door,
automatic, mags; late PHH
series, (new model), etc. 10/10
Hadfield Street, behind
Brickdam Police station. 225-
9700, 623-9972, 233-2336
192 PJJ series, 4 AE 91
Sprinter/Corolla AC,
automatic, mags, EFI, etc 10/
10 Hadfield Street, behind
Brickdam Police Station. 225-
9700, 623-9972, 233-2336.
9B70ck.a....2... .6.23. 2....33 .23. 6 5... .....
100 Corolla automatic, mags.
spoiler, neat car. One owner. 10/
10 Hadfield Street, behind
Brickdam Police Station. 225-
9700, 623-9972, 233-2336.
81 automatic Corolla cars, 1 ST
150 Carina, 1 AT 150 Corona.
From $300 000 to $475 000
neg. 10/10 Hadfield Street,
behind Brickdam Police Station
225-9700 or, 623-9972.
190 Corona top notch
condition, automatic, 15" nickel
mags, air conditioner, etc. 10/
10 Hadfield Street, behind
Brickdam Police Station. 225-
9700, 623-9972, 233-2336.
170 Carinas and Coronas,
automatic and5S-forward (stick
gear): .FI, AO, mags. 10/10
Hadfield Street, behind
Brickdam Police Station. 225-
9700, 623-99.72, 233-2336
Nissan Canters, 2-ton. Must go
10/10 Hadfield Street, behind
Brickdam Police Station. 225-
9700, 623-9972, 233-2336.
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha O0
B engine: 1 Mini Bus scrap: 1
KE 10 engine & gear box; '$
HP motors; poultry waters,
trays troughs, etc.; 1 wooden
boat, 1 papei feeder, spray
cans, computers and more.
Must be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
SV 41 CAMRY (like new) -
$1.8M, SV 34 Camry S1.4M,
AT 192 -$1.3M, AE 100-S$1.3M,
1 Toyota Townace (automatic) -
$600 000. 1 RZ (EFI) $1.2M
neg., Nissan Maxima, RHD
(irmmaculate)- $900 000. Toyota
EP 82 Starlet (manual) $1M, B
12 Sunny (automatic) $400
000. AE 91 Sprinter (manual) -
$600 000, Toynta Ceres, PJJ
series -$1.3M. 225-0995, 618-
7483, 628-0796.
FOR ttle best reconditioned
vehicles IKZ. new model RZ
minibus,, cat eyes. EFI. fully
loaded, AT' 192, AT 212 new
models. Pajero, RAV-4. 2004
Tacoma, T100 Pickups Toyota
Dyna Truck Long tray. Credit
terms and trade-in facilities
available @ Paul Camacho
Auto Sales, 111 Croal St., (bet
Albert & Oronoque Sts.) Tel.
225-0773, 614-0332.
RECENT shipment from
Japan. Toyota Carina AT 192
- $675 000, Mitsubishi Lancer
CK 2 $925 000. Toyota
Corolla AE 111 $850 000,
Toyota Corolla Wagon $650
000, Mitsubishi Mirage $1
050 000, Mitsubishi RVR -
$925 000, Toyota Raum $1
100 000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on the
Wharf. Contact Fazela Auto
Sales 276-0245. 628-4179.

SV 40 CAMRY 212
Carina, ST 190 Corona and
Carina, AT 192 Carina. AE
100 Corolla and Sprinter,
Ceres and Marino, AT 170
Carina and Corona. RZ buses
short and long b-ase. 3Y
buses. 9-seater buses, Nissan
4 x 4 $700 000, 4-Runner,
Tacoma, T 100, 2 x 4 and
many others. Contact Dave
Auto Sales, 169 Lamaha
and De Abreu Streets. Tel.
225-1103, 612-4477. After 4
pm 231-3690.
SV 41 Camry (like new)
$1.8M: SV 34'Cai;,ry -
$1.4M; AT 192 $1.3M: AE
100 $1.3M; 1 Toyota
Townace (automatic) -
$600 000; 1 RZ (EFi) -
$1.2M neg.; Nissan
Maxima, RHD,
(immaculate) $900 000;
Toyota EP 82 Starlet
(manual) $1M: B 12
Sunny (automatic) $400
000; AE 91 Sprinter
(manual) $600 000;
oyota Ceres. PJJ Series
$1.3M. 225-0995, 618-
7483, 628-0796.
Silverado 5-door enclosed
van, automatic. 4-wheel
drive, side bars, power
steering, mag wheels, good
tyres, good for interior or
tourist trip $650 000 neg. 1
container hauler tractor unit,
for pulling timber, container,
etc., Nissan diesel engine
original $1.6M neg. 1
automatic Austin Morris car -
4-door resprayed, never
registered. from England -
$750 000 neg. Owner
migrating. Quick sale 621-
TOYOTA Tacoma (Big
Lite). automatic, immaculate -
$2.6M, Toyota Tacoma (never
registered) S3M, Toyota
Single Cab 4 x 4 Pick-up (3Y
engine), Solid deff. $1.9M to
$2.2M, newly registered,
Toyota 2002 Xtra Cab 4 x 4
Pick-up, low mileage $5.2M,
Tovota 2002 Xtra Cab 4 x 4 (2L
diesel) 1998 model $3.3M,
Toyota Four-Runner V6 engine
$1.5M neg.. Toyota Surf (3Y
engines), PJJ series $2.7M
and $2.2M. Land Rover. waqon
type Series 3 $850 0"00,
Toyota RAV 4. tip top shape -
$2.7M, F 150 Xtra Cab
(automatic), very good $1.1 M.
Toyota Tacoma (never
registered) $2.5M. Mitsubishi
RVR $2M. Toyota Single Pick-
up $690 000. Call 225-0995,
618-7483. 628-0796.
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1. Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107. LN
107, LN 165. 4 x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169. Toyota Hilux
Single Cab LN 106.
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN 185
YN 130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E. FE6387EV,
Toyota Carina AT 192, AT
212. Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV R01. Toyota RAV 4,
ZCA 26. ACA 21, SXA 11,
Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM 15,
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100. Lancer
CK 2A, Toyota Corona
Premio AT 210. Toyota Hiace
Diesel KZH110. Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer SC2A, Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon AE
100. Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales. 226 South Rd.,
Bourda, Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973, 227-
3185. Fax. 227-3185.
We give you the best
cause you deserve the
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Call: 647-3000/2254631

AE 81. Sprinter &'Corolla
- automatic & gear, FB 12 &
13 Sunny automatic & gear,
AE 91 Sprinter & Corolla -,
automatic & gear, AT 170
Corona &"Carina automatic
& gear. AE 100 Corolia &
Sprinter. automatic, Marino
& Ceres:..: automatic, AT 192
Carina,- 'automatic (PHH &
PJJ series). AE 110 Sprinter
& Coroll ,- automatic (PHH
& PJJ series), Lancer -
automatic (PHH series), 212
Carina automatic (PHH &
PJJ series), Honda Civic -
automatic PHH series.
WAGONS: G-Touring & L-
Touring automatic (PHH & PJJ
series). BUSES: RZ long &
Short base (BGG & BHH & BJJ
series). 4-RUNNERS: 4-runner
enclosed and open back (PJJ
& PHH & PGG series). RAVA
- 4: RAVA 4 fully automatic
(PHH series). All vehicles are
in excellent condition. Credit
is available! While stocks
last!! Pete's Auto Sale, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel.
226-9951, 231-7432.
- 226-4939. A NAME AND A

DRIVERS. CALL 231-7474.
226-1531. ASK FOR RADIKA.
LEE'S Snackette. 1
Cook to make Purl, Potato
Ball and Egg Ball. 231-
CALL 227-7871, 663-8215,
7871, 663-8215, 662-7516.
Waitress/Cook for Restaurant
& Bar in G/town. Call 227-
3674. 231-3088.

227-0060, 616-5568.
GENERAL live-in
Domestic, preferable from
country area. Call 233-
2738, 640-0661.
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licerfce and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-5198,
for working persons in city or
suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
LIVE-IN Domestic to
work in Trinidad. Must be
able to cook. Call 1-868-
683-1528, 592-774-4546.
SECURITY Guards to
work on the West Coast of
Demerara, immediately.
Tel. 276-3908.
wanted to cut all types of hair
on busy Sheriff St. location.
Call 646-3500.
DRIVERS wanted.
Contact R & T Taxi Service.
Tel. 227-2435, 227-0183. 54
Craig St., C/ville.
CHAIN saw operators. A
lot of wood to cut with or
without your own saw. Call
227-1088, 625-2973.
LUSAS portable mill
operator. Good pay Mabura
Area. PIs. Call 227-1088, 625-
25 yrs. and over. Apply with
written application to Hamson
General Store. Police
BATTERIES old/used
truck and car batteries.
Buying any size and any
quantity. Call 621-0371,
NEEDED urgently 1
Cook and 1 Maid, age
between 25 and 35. Contact
Fay Lawlie. Tel. 231-4210.
used/dead CPUs in large
quantities. Must have
components inside. Tel
226-3563. 621-0371.
used/old computer
monitors. Preferably in
large quantities. 14" and
up. Tel. 226-3563, 621-
MALE Factory workers.
17 25 yrs. Apply in person
to Omai Peanut .. 48
D'Urban St., Wortmanville.
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's
Pool Bar, 315 Middle St.,
between 10:30 hrs and
12-00 hrs.
Salesgirls. Apply in writing to
Regent Household
Electronics, 143 Regent
Road, 227-4402.
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
1 FEMALE to work in
snackette. Contact Lee
Snackette. Thomas & New
Market Sts., opposite Public
Hospital. Tel. 231-1272.
DECENT working female
roommate to share
furnished apartment in
Kitty $19 000 including
light & water. Call Sharon
ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person
with written application to
Regent Household Electronic,
143 Regent Road. Tel. 227-
2 WAITRESSES, ages 18
23 yrs. Interviews from 16:00
-- 17:00 hrs at Sapodilla Grill
& Bar. 42 Public Rd., Kitty.
Tel. 227-2812, 618-7483.
FLORIST (full-time and
part-time) for busy flower
shop. Must be capable of
producing fresh dried and
artificial arrangements.
Telephone 225-9299.

and Hlandyboys. Apply wilh
written application to Regent
Household Electronic at 143
Regent Road Bourda.
Telephone No. 227-4402.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and
airstyles, etc. Also chairs
to rent. Please contact. Tel.
223-5252 or 628-3415.
ONE Live-in family to work
on ranch and take of house. $25
000 per month. Serious person
only. Apply at 192 Duncan St.,
Newtown, Kitty. 225-6571.
CASHIERS, Counter Clerks,
Delivery person. Send
applications to Mother Chan
Home Cooking & Bar. Post Office
Complex, Mandela Ave. 225-
ONE Gardener/Handyman.
Time: Mon. Fri. 7 am (07:00
h) 4 pm (16:00 h); Sundays -
9 am (09:00 h) 11 am (11:00
h). Weekly wages $7 000. Call
231-41,72, 227-8887.
1" x 4", 1" x 8", 1" x 10", 1" x
12". Length: 7 ft and up.
Quantity: 14 000 BM every 2
weeks. Chain saw lumber
accepted. Tel. 621-0371.
TRINIDAD Domestic/
Baby Sitter between ages 18
and 25. Apply with recent
photo to Indira Maraj, 5
Waterbridge Road, Blue
Range Diego Martin,
Trinidad, W.I.
places/offices/bonds and
vehicles. Ready buyers/
tenants. TEL. 226-8148,
ONE Day shift Handyman.
one nigh shift Waiter,
Barman. one night shift able-
bodied Security. Good wages.
Tel. 226-6527, 623-7242,
644-8796. Tennessee
Entertainment Centre.
SECURITY Guards, 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
2 COOKS wanted in
Trinidad for Indian family.
Please call 1-868-645-1433
or write & send recent photo
& date of birth to: Ramnarine
Sammy. 9 St. Vincent St.,
Tuna Puna, Trinidad, W.I.
MALE and female coconuts
pickers to pick up coconut on the
Wakenaam Island at Plantation
Bankhall Estate. Free living
quarters provided. Good salary.
Please call 624-6855, 774-
LIVE-in Staff to do semi
Clerical work from East Berbice
& West Essequibo. Application
Personnel Manager. Lot D Lama
Avenue. Bel Air Park,
Georgetown. Contact Rafeena
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Confusion reigns

over Shoaib injury

By Osman Samiuddin

TO nobody's great surprise,
confusion reigns supreme
over the exact status of Shoaib
Akhtar's ankle injury, and
whether or not it will allow
him to participate in this
summer's tour to England.
Reuters reported earlier,
quoting Inzamam-ul-Haq, the
Pakistan captain, that the injury
is a hairline fracture which might
cause him to miss the first half
of the tour. Inzamam said,
"Right now, he has been advised
one week's rest as scans have
shown a slight fracture in his
ankle which is also swollen.
However, the chance of
him joining us late cannot be
ruled out. The reports about him
are a bit uncomfortable for us,"
Inzamam admitted. "But he has
done light training, so the frac-
ture might not be a serious one.
We will go by the doctor's re-
port and advice."
But Bob Woolmer, Pakistan
coach, has told Cricinfo that
there "mixed opinion within the
medical commission as to
whether it is a hairline fracture
or not." He continued: "We have
now sent the scan results to
South Africa to a specialist and
it will take us a week to get a
second opinion from them. It it

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is a fracture, it seems a very mi-
nor one but if it is a case of his
older ankle injury (a stress frac-
ture) having not cleared up, then
he will need at least four weeks
to begin bowling properly and
that will leave it very tight for
the England tour. But, right now
we have to wait and see before
any decision is made."
Despite Inzamam's appar-
ently pessimistic diagnosis,
sources close to Shoaib deny
that the injury is a serious one
and that he is still almost cer-
tain to travel to England.with the
squad. "As far as I know, that's
not true at all and he will be ok
for the England tour," said one,
when asked to comment on
Inzamam's statement.
The PCB is also unsure just
now whether it is a hairline frac-
ture and how it affects Shoaib's
chances of touring. SaleemAltaf,
director PCB, told Cricinfo that
the results of the scan have yet
to be confirmed. "The medical
commission has carried out a se-
ries of tests on him but nobody
has confirmed a fracture yet."
In any event, Shoaib has
been training in the camp for the
last few days, suggesting per-
haps that the nature of the in-
jury might not be that serious.
Woolmer said. "He hass been
running and training with us.

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Yesterday he ran 12 100m
sprints and though there is some
stiffness, he wouldn't be able to
do that I would think, with a
Earlier in the week, it was
announced that Shoaib had
merely twisted his ankle and
needed a week's rest, but de-
spite all the confusion, it is now
clear that the injury is more se-
rious than initially thought.
And time too is running
out; the scan results will take
a Week and the national selec-
tors are due to announce the
squad around June 9, though
that date may now be pushed
back. Additionally, if he does
make the tour, Shoaib will go
with limited match practice
and uncertain fitness levels.
Even then, as it is Shoaib,
nothing will be certain until
he turns up on July 13 at
Lord's, whites on and red ball
in hand. (Cricinfo)


set for



THE dates for
Bangladesh's tour of
Kenya and Zimbabwe
have now been agreed,
and the schedule is a
punishing one for the
Bangladeshis, with eight
ODIs in 18 days.
They arrive in Nairobi
on July 15 and play three
ODIs between July 19 and
23. The matches were
brought forward by two
days as the Kenyans had
been scheduled to leave for
Canada, where they play an
Intercontinental Cup tie at
the end of the month, on the
evening of July 25.
From Nairobi the
Bangladesh side head south
to Zimbabwe on July 26,
where they have five ODIs
in eight days at venues yet
to be confirmed. It is under-
stood that negotiations are
ongoing between the two
boards over the exact sched-
Cricinfo has learned that
the Zimbabweans had tried
to postpone the tour until
September as many of their
first-choice players are out
of the country, most play-
ing club cricket in the UK.
But Bangladesh, who have
kept all their first-team
squad on stand-by, made
clear that this was not an
option under the terms of
the Future Tours Program.
The back-to-back itin-
erary is probably in part
due to the need for the Zim-
babwe players to be in and
out as quickly as possible
to enable them to honour
their club commitments.
The full Bangladesh
tour to Zimbabwe will be
preceded by a five-week
visit by- their''A-team.
(Cricnfo-f)- -- -




Sarwan and

Bravo put..

From back page
the bowlers to pitch it up further, and Gayle was ready with
some brutally powerful shots down the ground, especially
memorable being one hit off the hapless Sreesanth which
cleared the long-off fence.
The early onslaught forced Rahul Dravid on the defensive the
slip cordon reduced to two, a third man was brought in but the
runs continued to flow.
VRV Singh came on to bowl in the tenth over of the innings,
and his initiation wasn't a memorable one: the first ball was cut
away for four by Sarwan who played an ideal second foil to Gayle
in the 119-run second wicket stand while there were two more
boundaries in an over which leaked 13.
It needed Anil Kumble's guile to winkle out Gayle. but by then
West Indies had already gained the initiative. India recovered some-
what when they quickly got rid of Brian Lara who sparkled briefly
for his 18, but then perished thanks to his extravagance and
Sarwan. but that was the cue for Bravo to get his act going.
Throughout this series, be it with bat or with ball. Bravo has
stamped his authority on the game, and he did it here again. When
he came in to bat, West Indies were 182 for 4, still 59 in the ar-
rears. That number whittled away in quick time, as Bravo launched
himself at the Indian attack.
Precise in footwork, high on confidence, flawless in shot-
selection, Bravo pushed India back on the defensive in a trice.
His trademark shot was the flick through and over midwicket
when the bowlers drifted on leg, and sometimes even when
they didn't. It was effective, and it was glorious to watch front
leg going across, bat going up in a high backlift and ending
with a flourish for a follow-through. Even Kumble wasn't
spared as Bravo stroked him cleanly through the leg side, and
played a couple of outstanding back-foot punches through cover
when the length was marginally short.
The bowler who suffered most through the day, though. was
Sreesanth. He was clobbered first by Gayle (29 off 27 balls), and
then by Bravo (22 off 17), who once crashed him for three fours in
an over a slashed edge, a flick, and a straight-drive as Sreesanth
lost all control of direction and served up a juicy full-toss. Eighty-
two runs in 13 overs indicates just how much West Indies relished
his offerings.
For Dravid, it was a tough day in the field. He chose to go
with four bowlers, three of whom had little Test match experience,
and two of whom inspired little confidence.
The situation was dire enough for him to abandon his usual
position in the slips and come over to mid-off to talk to his bowlers.
That helped little in the case of Sreesanth and Singh who was
far too erratic to be effective and while Munaf bowled a couple
of effective spells, by the final session he was a spent force, bowl-
ing at around 120 kmph.
India's plight would have been even worse had it not been for
Virender Sehwag, who got the ball to turn, bounce, and was rewarded
with two wickets.
The ball with which he got Bravo was a beauty it pitched
outside off, turned, bounced, and went between bat and pad as
Bravo attempted a drive.
Dhoni effected a superb stumping to give the Indians some-
thing to cheer about, but with a substantial lead already, and
with Denesh Ramdin batting sensibly, West Indies will feel
quite satisfied with the way the day panned out, (Cricinfo)

INDIA 1st innings (Overnight: 235-9) WEST INDIE
W. Jaffer c Ramdin b Edwards 1 C. Gayle c D
V. Sehwag c Lara b Collymore 36 D. Ganga Ibi
V. Laxman c Ramdin b Bravo 29 R. Sarwan I
R. Dravid c Lara b Collymore 49 B. Lara c Y.
Y. Singh b Mohammed 23 S. Chanderl
M. Kaif c Ramdin b Bravo 13 b Sehwag
M. Dhoni c Lara b Collymore 19 D. Bravo st
A. Kumble b Bravo 21 D. Ramdinn
S. Sreesanth not out 29 I. Bradshaw
V. Singh c Sarwan b Bravo 2 Extras (b-2 I
M. Patel b Edwards 0 Total (for 6 v
Extras (lb-8 nb-9 w-2) 19 Fall of wicki
Total (all out, 92.5 overs) 241 182 5-255 6-:
Fall of wickets: 1-10 2-51 3-72 4-126 To bat: D. M
5-155 6-179 7-180 8-2279-231 10-241 C. Collymor
Bowling: F. Edwards 18.5-3-53-2(nb- Bowling: S.
1 w-1); I. Bradshaw 24-3-83-0 (nb-7); (w-1): M. Pat
C. Collymore 17-7-27-3; C.Gayle4- V. Singh 10
0-e-0; D.Bravo22-9-40-4(nb-1w- Kumble 26-
.' );.U.Motlaulmned7l-1,24-1 V. Sehwag 1:

ES 1st Innings
iravid b Kumble 72
w b Patel 9
bw b Kumble 58
Singh b Patel 18
paul c Dhoni
Dhoni b Sehwag 68
lot out 22
not out 15
b-14 nb-15w-1) 32
wickets, 82 overs) 318
ets: 1-18 2-137 3-159 4-
ohammed, F. Edwards,
Sreesanth 13 -1 82 0
el21 5 60 2 (nb-6);
- 1 43 0 (nb-2); A.
5-85-2 (nb-5);
2-2-32-2 (nb-2).

C '~

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Sir Viv, Hall hit out at critics

of Stanford Twenty20 ads

(CMC) Two legendary West
Indies players, both directors
of the Stanford Twenty20
cricket tournament, have de-
fended the controversial tele-
vision advertisements for the
US $28 million tournament.
Sir Vivian Richards, the
dominant batsman and captain
of the 1980s, said people were
being unnecessarily negative
while Reverend Wes Hall, a
former fast bowler and West
Indies Cricket Board president,
said he did not find the ads per-
sonally offensive.
"Everytime we have some-
body who wants to come with
a positive vibe, there is some-
body who always gets in the
way with some negativity," Sir
Viv told the Saturday Sun news-
"We always must find
something or someone to
knock. I am happy to be nod-
ding my head behind it. I think
it is a real programme."

He added: "I would do that
again one million and one times
if the opportunity came around.
It is a great concept. I'm happy
to be part of the whole concept.
If you would like to hear me
sing as well, you can come af-
The advertisements, which

The children of
the late HAROLD
Enmore, ECD,
convey our
sincere thanks to
all who attended
our father's
sent cards,
telephoned and
kept up the
nightly vigil of the

show the former West Indies
cricketers, nodding their heads
and giving loud approval to
Texas billionaire Allen Stanford
as he trumps up the tourna-
ment, have been labeled in sev-
eral quarters as offensive.
In Barbados, letters to sec-
tions of the media said the ads
portrayed West Indies icons, all
directors of the Stanford
Twenty20 tournament, as beg-
gars who were being exploited,

a notion that Hall dismissed.
"We decided to do that ad.
We did it from nine o'clock in
the morning until four
o'clock. We had a good time
doing it (but) it doesn't come
out too good to some Barba-
dians and if that's the case
my position is that we don't
want to offend so we will pull
it," Hall told Starcom Net-
work Saturday.
"But to suggest that some-
body is begging for money or
somebody is being exploited and
things like that [are not right]."
He continued: "I don't see
this [thing about pointing fin-
gers and talking about white
people and slavery because as
far as I am concerned race is
only a social construction. It is
not a biological reality.
"It hurts when you hear
people talking about they (West


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Indies icons) look as if they are
begging for bread. I would like
to debate it with them.
"If you don't like it well
that it the position but to sug-
gest to me that you think that I
am taking a mendicant attitude
. are they upset because 14 guys
are now thought of by someone

in loving and cherished memory
:,f our beloved one MRS.
CHARLES of 128 Second
Street, Anna Catherina,
W.C.Dem. who departed this life
on May 30,2003.
You neversaidyou were leaving
Neither didyou tell us goodbye
God tookyou home it was His will
But in our hearts you liveth still
You answered when you heard
Him call
Our love could not have kept you
at all
Our memories are treasures no
one can steal
Your death has left an ache only
God can heal
You are not forgotten loved one.
nor willyou ever be
As long as life and memoiy last
we will rememberthee
Sadly missed by her husband
George, children,
grandchildren, great grands,
sisters, sons-in-law,
daughters-in-law, nieces,
nephews and other relatives
and friends.

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ment, is that the problem in the
Caribbean "
The Stanford Twenty20
tournament will bowl off next
month in Antigua with 19 re-
gional teams set to partici-
pate in the inaugural compe-

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this matter of life and death....
that the same person who brought us
a thousand joys,
Can one day leave us shedding a thousand tears....
So suddenly, sometimes
That we grope blindly for words left unspoken,
And for the hug we need to give,
To say good-bye,
And we wonder,
How this thread that holds us all to life
Can be so thin and fragile....
Until one day, we find the courage to accept
That the living aren't meant to understand
Only to celebrate life,
And to remember that the only real death
is forgetting
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O'Neal leads Frenchman Mathieu gives

'Heat past-Pistons

to first NBA final Nadal 20th birthday fright
hMI MI .leters)\ s hanullillp O'Neal nouredr in 28 nnints

M ,AlIVnt, knmuesl anu v ".HI ovureu 111 .p 0 p vt,
pulled down 16 rebounds and had five blocks as the Miami
Heat torched the Detroit Pistons 95-78 on Friday to reach the
NBA finals for the first time in franchise history.
With Dwyane Wade hampered by flu, O'Neal took charge of
Game Six, dominating both ends of the floor to lift the Heat to the
Eastern Conference title by taking the series 4-2.
The Heat now await the winners of the Western Conference
series between the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.
The Mavericks lead 3-2 with Game Six set for yesterday in
Miami's victory was sweet revenge for a year ago when the
Pistons crushed the their championship hopes in Game Seven to
advance to the NBA championship for the second time in a row.
With Wade spending part of the day in hospital and battling
flu-like symptoms, the top-seeded Pistons might have fancied their
chances of forcing Game Seven back home in Auburn Hills today.
But the all-star guard was back on the floor on Friday, contrib-
uting 14 points and 10 assists to the Miami cause.
"I just wanted to help my team mates," Wade told reporters.
Jason Williams also had a big game for Miami, hitting first 10
shots to finish with 21 points as the Heat scored a sizzling 55 per-
cent from the floor.
Richard Hamilton paced the Detroit with 33 points while
Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince were the only other Pistons
in double figures, each hitting 10.
Wade was clearly not in top form, scoring just four points in
the opening half on one-for-six shootings but came through by scor-
ing 10 points in the third quarter as the Heat took command 72-53.
Backed by a raucous home crowd, the Heat, led by 19 points
from O'Neal, took a 47-36 cushion into the intermission and would
not allow the Pistons closer than 10 the rest of game.
"Unfortunately for us we didn't play how we play," said Pis-
tons coach Flip Saunders. "We never got into the rhythm.
"We were fighting up hill most of the way and couldn't get
over the hump.
"Shaq was great early and really established things but I
think Jason Williams was the determining factor with 21

By Bill Barclay

PARIS, (Reuters) A troubled
and at times tormented
Rafael Nadal stumbled
through to the French Open
tennis fourth round yester-
day looking anything but the
player who is deemed to be
invincible on clay.
Frenchman Paul-Henri
Mathieu gave the defending
champion a nasty 20th birthday
fright before the Spaniard pre-
vailed 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-4 on a
rowdy Roland Garros centre
Mathieu was given little
hope before the match but fed
off the enthusiasm of home fans
in the vertiginous 15,000-capac-
ity arena, leaving Nadal looking
clumsy and rattled in a match
whose four sets lasted seven
minutes shy of five hours.
The 29th seed became the
first man to take a set off Nadal
at this year's claycourt grand
slam when the muscular
Mallorcan erred with a forehand
at 5-6. The first set alone lasted
93 minutes.
Mathieu's varied trajectory
and angles troubled Nadal
throughout, with his flat
double-handed backhand often
surprising the Spaniard who had
nt lost for 55 matches on clay.

Nadal dug in to take the
next two sets but looked dis-
tinctly unhappy in the third set,
first angrily arguing with the
umpire over a line call and then
calling a medical timeout mid-
game after pointing anxiously to


his throat.
With both players' socks
soaked orange with clay dust
Mathieu's will finally broke in
the fourth set when he followed
a double-fault with three fore-
hand errors to lose serve at 4-4
and then flayed a backhand out
on Nadal's first match point.
The fourth round is un-
likely to be any easier for

Nadal. There he faces Australian
Lleyton Hewitt who beat
Slovakian Dominik Hrbaty 7-6
6-2 6-2 in a display the former
world number one described as
one of his best on clay.
"My ball striking was
great today. Right from the
word go, I served as well as
I've probably ever served, es-
pecially on clay," said Hewitt
who is playing despite an in-
flamed ankle.
Belgian rivals Justine
Henin-Hardenne and Kim
Clijsters, together with fellow
former world number one
Martina Hingis bulldozed their
way into the fourth round with
emphatic wins.

Israeli Shahar Peer upset
Russian sixth seed Elena
Dementieva 6-4 7-5 and will be-
come the first Israeli woman to
reach the quarter-finals of a
grand slam singles event if she
beats Hingis in the last 16.
Defending champion Henin-
Hardenne bristled with aggres-
sion in a 6-4 6-0 victory over
Tathiana Garbin to avenge her
defeat by the Italian in a second
round shock two years ago.
"In the first set, I have to
say I thought a little bit about
what happened two years ago,"

Henin-Hardenne said. "I just
tried to change the way I was
playing and be a little bit more
She will face 2004 cham-
pion Anastasia Myskina in the
fourth round.
Clijsters gave a belligerent
display against Spaniard Anabel
Medina Garrigues and eventu-
ally her greater power brought
her a 6-3 6-4 victory.
Hingis demolished Ivaina
Lisjak of Croatia 6-1 6-1 to con-
tinue her impressive return af-
ter a three-year break from the
game. The Swiss, who has never
won the claycourt grand slam,
has dropped only 10 games in
her three matches so far.
"There's really no need to
stay out there longer than you
have to," said the 25-year-old,
who reached the quarter-finals
of the Australian Open in Janu-
Spaniard Ruben Ramirez
Hidalgo, a 28-year-old who had
never won a grand slam match
before the tournament, made it
three wins by upsetting compa-
triot David Ferrer, the 15th
seed, 7-6 7-5 6-4.
Serbian 19-year-old
Novak Djokovic reached his
first grand slam fourth round
with a 7-5 6-1 7-6 upset win
over German Tommy Haas.

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Ep0Io Deb u p S -
I ll~monfaisurite'tooEpsom. toldonBu

MIAMI Heat center Shaquille O'Neal (L) goes high to shoot
under pressure from the Detroit Pistons' Antonio
McDyess in the second half during Game 6 of the NBA
Eastern Conference Finals in Miami, Friday.(Reuters

LONDON, (Reuters) Sir
Percy, the 6-1 third favourite
ridden by Martin Dwyer,
came with a storming late
run on the inside to snatch a
short head victory from 66-1
outsider IDragon Daneilcr in
the $2.3 million Epsom
Derby yesterday.
In one of lthe closest fin-
ishes to the premier classic for
years. f'rontl-ri'nning Dylan
Thomas, a 25-1 chance in the
field of 18, held on lo third
place just a ea l behind the n1111
ner-n p with QI- shot llala Hek
anoilier shortly head away in
The 1 1-2 second favourile
Sloratio Nelson, the mount of
Kicren Iallon. broke a fronl leg
400 melrcs from home and had
to be piut down.
Paul Strutihers. the public
relations niaini: cei for ihe
I lot racing i Rcgulaloi Autllhr-
ity, told BBC Ccefax: "Sadly
the injuries were considered to
be too severe to be repaired and
the horse has had to be
Horatio Nelson, a top ju-
venile last season and
Fallon's pick from the power-
ful four-strong challenge of
trainer Aidan' O'Brieh, 'Hlad

given cause for concern about
his soundness at the start
and he was trotted around
under the watchful eye of
The trainer and a racecourse
vet. \who examined the horse.
agreed they were satisfied the
colt was fit o compete.
The FIrcnch-trained 2-1
faI\ouriite Visindar, ridden tor
owner the Aga Khan and trainer
Andre Fabr,. by Christophe
Sonmillon looked a possible
winner turnigii into the straight
bitl couili1 do in better t1han
fiflt, Iw\o lengths off lhala Bek.
There was disappointments
too, for top jockey Frankic
Dellori. \whose Derby record
now reads, nil from 14 after 9-1
chance Linda's Lad, Fabre's sec-
ond string. ended up in niinlh.
It was a first Derby victory
for jockey )\1 yer and trainer
Marcus Tregoning.
Sir Percy battled through
gamely with a late run on the in-
side to snatch the $1.37 million
winner's purse.
"I just kept my head down
and was hoping the gap was not
going to close on me," said 30-
year-old Dwycr having only his
second Derby ride. '' '

MARTIN Dwyer waves to
the crowd after snatching
the Derby aboard Sir Percy
by an absolute fraction.
(BBC Sport).

Unbeaten iln four races as a
two-ycar-old, Sir Percy had run
a good race in defeat when fin-
ishing second to George Wash-
ington in the Newmarket 2,000
Guineas. Pulled muscles had at
one stage put his Derby partici-
pation in doubt but that was all
dispelled on Saturday.
Tregoning, 46,, who, was,,
stopped by police for speeding

on his \ay to Epsom, told BBC
TV: "Everyone has done a great
job with him at home (to get
him back after the Guineas) -
my vet. physiotherapist and all
the staff."
Runner-up Dragon Dancer, the
mount of Darryll Holland. was
foiled by the narrowest of margins
as trainer Gcoff W-rgg sought to
defy over a Ccenurit of1 lusi'o" b
winning the Il'-rby \\ I ll a naiiden.
a horse that has not previously
won a race. The last time that hap-
pened w'as in 887.
Third-placed Dylan Tho-
mllas. a Coolni're stable comlpan-
ion of Horatio Nelson. plugged
on all the \\v folr jockey
Jo hnn. Murtlg.ih. three limes a
)Derbsy winner. incltudi nin in20(
on Sinndar. the sire of Visindai.
But it was minor consola-
lion for O'Brien and the
Coolmore tea'llli w\ho have lost a
highly rated coll onl\l 24 hours
alter ihcy had been celebrating
their latest classic victor\ when
Fallon sleered tlle brilliant filly
Alexandrova to a six-length suc-
cess in the Epsom Oaks.
In last month's Preakness
Stakes, part of the U.S. Triple
Crown, Kentucky Derby winner
Barbaro suffered a fractured leg
which nI'ded'His career ''



Third and final Test...

Murali wins battle

with Pietersen as Sri

Lanka fightback

By Tony Lawrence

(Reuters) luttiah
Muralitharan won his per-
sonal battle with Kevin
Pietersen at Trent Bridge
yesterday to inspire a spir-
ited Sri Lanka fightback on
the second day of the third
and final Test.
The touring side, already 1-
0 down in the series, had looked
in serious trouble after being dis-
missed for 231 on the opening
But by the close of play
yesterday they had turned the
game on its head. skittling their
hosts for 229 in their first in-
nings and then taking their over-
all lead to 47 with nine second-
innings wickets remaining.
Kumar Sangakkara was 22
not out with Upul Tharanga on
17 and both looked comfortable
after Michael Vandort (5) had
fallen cheaply to Matthew
Hoggard just as he had done in
the first innings.
Sri Lanka's bowlers were as
good as their front-line batsnien
had been bad on Friday.
Muralitharan, who had
helped flay 62 for the last
wicket on the opening day,
yet again played the central
role but this time with the
ball, taking three for 62.
He dismissed Pietersen for
41 in the morning, then closed
down one end completely dur-
ing the rest of the innings. His
17-over spell between lunch and
tea yielded the same number of
runs and included nine maidens.

Pietersen, who has scored

I .
._ ,' .

As usual, Murali was central to Sri Lanka's success with
the ball.

three hundreds in his last three
home Tests, struggled as much
as the rest of the England bats-
Having played a few false
strokes at strike bowler Lasith
Malinga, he lost patience at last
by hoisting Muralitharan into
the mid-wicket crowd.
The off- spinner, though,
celebrated two balls later
when Pietersen, looking for
more of the same, top-edged
to Mahela Jayawardene at
short fine leg.
Six balls later Andrew
Flintoff (1) lazily edged Sanath
Jayasuriya's left-arm spin
straight to first slip and sud-
denly Sri Lanka were in total
England's only consolation
was that, from 118 for five,
their lower order managed to
cobble together another 111
runs. In the second Test at
Edgbaston, those last five wick-

cis contributed just five to the
team total.
Most of the credit went to
Paul Collingwood. whose 48
runs. chiselled out during a three
hour and 47-minute stay. repre-
sented the highest individual

SRI LANKA 1st innings 231
England 1st innings (Overnight: 53-
M. Trescothick run out 24
A. Strauss b Vaas 7
A. Cook b Malinga 24
K. Pietersen c Jayawardene
b Muralitharan 41
P. Colllngwood Ibw b Vaas 48
A. Flintoff c Jayawardene
b Jayasuriya 1
G. Jones stSangakkara
b Muralitharan 19
L. Plunkettb Jayasuriya 9
M. Hoggard c Jayawardene
b Muralitharan 10
J. Lewis c Dllshan b Malinga 20
M. Panesar not out 0
Extras (b-2 lb-13 nb-8 w-3) 26
Total (all out, 91.1 overs) 229

score of the match. Jon Lewis,
batting at 10. also swiped 20.
Quite why both sides had
struggled so much on an appar-
ently fair surface and in sunny
conditions is hard to explain.
England's problems in scor-
ing during the last two sessions.
however, were much easier to
pin down.
Muralitharan did not give
them anything. The afternoon
session seemed to belong to a
bygone era as England managed
a mere 52 runs in 35 overs. That
session included just one
boundary when, in a rare mo-
ment of aggression. Collingwood
hoisted Muralitharan into the
The Trent Bridge fans
cheered ironically. They had
come to the ground to watch
Pietersen and Flintoff fire-
works but had to make do
with the likes of Liam
Plunkett (nine runs in 72
minutes) and Hoggard (10
runs in 71 minutes).

Fall of wickets: 1-25 2-39 3-73 4-117
5-118 6-151 7-184 8-196 9-229 10-229
Bowling: C. Vaas 26 5 -71 2 (nb-2
w-1); L. Malinga 23.1 3 62 2 (nb-5
w-1); M. Muralitharan 31 -10 62 3
(nb-1); S.Jayasuriya 11-4-19-2.
SRI LANKA 2nd innings
M. Vandort b Hoggard 5
U. Tharanga not out 17
K. Sangakkara not out 22
Extras (nb-1) 1
Total (for 1 wickets, 14 overs) 45
Fall of wickets: 1-6
To bat: M. Jayawardene, S.
Jayasuriya, T. Dilshan, C.
Kapugedera, C. Vaas F. Maharoof,
M. Muralitharan, L Malinga
Bowling: M. Hoggard 5 -1 18-1; J.
Lewis3-0-13-0; A. Flintoff 3-0-12-
0(nb-1). M. Panesar3-2-2-0.

Time to settle score with Brazil

says Beckham
MANCHESTER, England, with only 10 men after
(Reuters) England captain Ronaldinho's red card, came
David Beckham says his men from a goal down to beat
are gunning for a revenge England 2-1 in their quarter-final
victory over holders Brazil at in Japan four years ago.
the World Cup. Beckham, who plays with
A Brazil side, who finished the likes of Ronaldo and

Guyana name 20-man

squad for Stanford

THE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has announced a 20-
man squad in preparation for the Allen Stanford Twenty20
regional cricket tournament to be staged in Antigua and
Bermuda next month.
As expected the team includes current West Indies play-
ers Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
The squad reads:- Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine
Chanderpaul, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Narsingh
Deonarine, Andre Percival, Imran Khan, Lennnox Cush,
Damodar Daesrat, Travis Dowlin, Azeemul Haniff, Deon
Ferrier, Orin Forde, Neil McGarrell, Mahendra
Nagamootoo, Jeremy Gordon, Esaun Crandon, Tyrell Tull
(wkp),IRayon;uGrifi,,fr4ishna Arjunc and Reon King.

Roberto Carlos at Real Madrid,
believes England are now good
enough to return the favour by
dumping the favourites out of
the finals in Germany.
"Every one of our team
would like to come up against
the best team in the world
and that's Brazil," Beckham
told reporters. "We'd love to
come up against them at
some point."
"With the players Brazil
have it's hard to actually believe
you can beat them but in this
team it's different."
Despite his respect for
Brazilian football, Bcckham felt
England had come close in 2002
at a steamy Shizuoka stadium.
Striker Michael Owen gave
them a 1-0 lead, only for
Rivaldo to equalise just before
the break.
"I've played with five
Brazilians for a whole season
and believe Brazilian players
are technically the best in the
world," said the 31-year-old

"But in that game,
when Michael scored, we
actually thought: 'We can
do this'. I think when they
scored it just knocked that
out of us.
"When we went in at
halftime and it was 1-1 you
looked around the changing
room, everyone was dead -
not just from the goal they
scored but because the climate
was tough for us in that
A year later. Beckham was
in Madrid and playing alongside
some of his former opponents.
discovering that the respect
between the two footballing
countries was mutual.
Beckham said there was
plenty of changing room banter
at Real about the English game
and an appreciation of the
physical commitment in the
Premier League.
"The Brazilians joke and
laugh but I don't think they
like playing against teams
like the English team.


By Brian Homewood

Jairzinho, Rivelino, Gerson -
I think we are more organised.

WEGGIS, Switzerland, If Ronaldo was in shape, he
(Reuters) World champions might have made our team,
Brazil want an end to the de- Ronaldinho and Kaka, too,
bate over how the team com- Emerson maybe."
pares with their other great
sides of the past. 'DIFFERENT ERAS'
Many feel the current side, Coach Carlos Alberto
with an attack led by the so- Parreira did want to comment on
called Magic Quartet of Pele's analysis.
Ronaldo, Ronaldinho. Kaka and "I find it very difficult in
Adriano, is one of the best in the comparing different eras," he
country's history. said.
With hours of air-time and "Thirty-six years is a long
dozens of newspaper pages to time. things change, the dynam-
fill every day on football, the ics of the game, physical prepa-
Brazilian media enjoy speculat- ration, everything. I'm afraid I
ing over whether the current just can't do it."
team could beat the 1982 or "I'm happy for Pele that he
1970 teams. considered the can do it and that he has this ca-
other top Brazil sides, ability, but I don't.
The 1970 team, coached by Striker Adriano followed a
Mario Zagallo. won Brazil's similar line.
third World title in Mexico. "I'n.not here to make any
while the 1982 side delighted comparisons." he said.
the world with their flowing "We don't want to say that
football but surprisingly crashed our team is better than 1982,
out to eventual champions Italy we're here to show what we can
in the second group phase. do. Everyone says we're the
Pele fuelled the debate this best. we're the favourites and
week when he was quoted as we have to work hard to prove
saying that the 1970 would have this."
beaten the 2006 side. The Estado do Sao Paulo
"It would be a tough game newspaper's website, how-
but I think we'd win." he said. ever, could not resist the
"Our forwards are more temptation and invited read-
organised than them, we have a ers to vote on a comparison
better, attack Pel,'e.To.stho. bet'eLn.Pele.'s team.and',
.. ." .:*;'. -.. *- .***'* ** * .'' .. ^ '/ / .' *. ,

6/3/2006, 7:41 PM


Moody challenges

front-line batsmen

to level series
By Tony Lawrence

NUrTINGHAM, England, (Reuters) Sri Lanka coach'rom
Moody challenged his front-line batsmen yesterday to
come good in the third and final Test against England and
level the series.
"We are in the driving seat but we still have a lot of hard
work to do," he said after his side dismissed England for 229 in
their first innings at Trent Bridge. At the close the Sri Lankans
were 45 for one in their second innings, an overall lead ot'47
runs with three days to play.
"We need to bat well in the first session on SUDday. If we
are still batting at the end of the day I will feel very comfort-
able," Moody added.
Sri Lanka's batsmen have struggled to make good starts in
the series. They tallied 192 in the first innings of the drawn
first test, 141 in the first innings of the second. which was won
by England, and 231 at Trent Bridge.
.,We're overdue a good total from our top batsmen. NowN
the time to strike," Moody said. "Tomorrow is a areat oppor-.
tunity to make amends and give the bowlers something on the
board to bowl to on the fourth and fifth day."
Moody also paid tribute to fast bowler Lasith Malinga af-
ter he bowled his heart out on the second day to support
Muttiah Muralitharan.
"I thouoht Malinua bowled superbly well. He's a very dif-
ferent bowler, unique." lie said.
"He's not aoino to oet his wickets throuoh line and leiiath.
lie's wild and wonderful. He will give you scoring opportuni-
ties but lie also gives you a few wake-up calls."
Moody said part of Malinga's threat was his slingy action.
"Traditionally, you look in a certain area for the bowler's
release ofthe ball. With him. it's in a different place.
"He hurls it down at good pace with the odd ball reversing.
with yorkers and bouncers. he'll give you everything. He's a
full-hearted bowler."
Malinga took two for 62 to Muralitharan's it irce for 62
11,11C Sanctili Jayasuriya chipped in with figures of It -4-19-2.
Paul Collinawood. England's top scorer with 48. said of
Malin-a: "He's tricky. You have to line him up like a left-arnier
bowling over the wicket rather than a right-arnier. That's the
kind of anoles lie's cornina on. He's totally different to any-
thin- I have ever faced.
"But we are still confident we are still in the game."




Leading the


Clive Lloyd: 'We were very professional, that's why we

(CMC) Jamaica's Reggae
Boyz fell the full weight of a
buoyant, World Cup-bound
England as they were crushed
6-0 at Old Trafford yesterday.
Liverpool's gangling striker
Peter Crouch hit a hat-trick
while England also benefited
from goals from Frank Lampard,
Michael Owen and an own-goal
from Jermaine Taylor.
England could have won by
a greater margin but Crouch
missed a penalty late in the
While the victory capped a
great preparation period for En-
gland ahead of the World Cup
that begins next week, the loss
was Jamaica's second in as

many games after losing 4-1 to
Ghana on Monday.
Lampard, Chelsea's magical
midfielder, put England into an
early lead in the IIth minute
when he scored from 12 yards
after a clinical build up between
Crouch and Owen.
Six minutes later, England
went ahead 2-0 up when Tay-
lor headed a David Beckham
free-kick past Donovan
Ricketts in goal.
England then scored two
goals in the space of three min-
utes as Crouch got his first and
Owen joined the party.
Crouch tucked another
Beckham free-kick past Ricketts
in the 29th minute to send En-
gland 3-0 up and Owen then

SACHIN Tendulkar looks set
to be fit for India's triangu-
lar one-day series in Sri
Lanka in August.
Tendulkar has not played
since the final Test defeat
against England in March, after
which surgeon Andrew Wallace
operated on his shoulder
But yesterday, physio An-
drew Leipus said the signs were
encouraging for the star bats-
' man.

"He has a few more
weeks to go before he is
100% fit I think he'll ready
for Sri Lanka," Leipus told
Zee Sports.
"He actually recovered
very. very well considering what
he iad done to the shoulder."
Leipus, who is monitoring
Tendulkar's return to fitness,
said the pressures on him and
his hectic schedule had played
a part in his initial injury.

By Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

(IT was impossible to miss
the glint in the eyes. For a
man who captained arguably
the greatest side that stepped
on a cricket field, Clive Lloyd
couldn't hide his excitement
as West Indies homed in on a
4-1 series win. While watch-
ing the final one-dayer at the
Queen's Park Oval, Lloyd
spared some time for
Cricinfo, talking about the
challenges of leading a bunch
of invincibles.)
It must have been difficult
to captain a great side?
These guys came to play
with me for the first time. You
see many players for the first
time and say that this guy is a
good player, yet they never
make it. But we managed to get
them to understand what they
represent and be professional.
And we worked together as a
team and it paid off. And I hope
this team [current West Indian


added another quickly when he
got on to the end of Rio
Ferdinand's long ball to race

"We have a lot of media at-
tention given to this player," he
added. "But we must not for-
get that this person is a human
"So if we put all the fac-
tors together his age, the
amount of cricket he has
played and the amount of
cricket that is played these
days there is bound to be
some wear and tear." (BBC
Sport). :'

side] coming up now will prob-
ably do the same thing.
What qualities did you
look for in a player?
You look for talent, you
look for the way he approaches
things, you look for his attitude.
Because if you want to gain al-
titude, you have to have the
right attitude. A player has got
to have some skill or talent to
get there. You look for how you
approach the game, and how
you approach life in general be-
cause cricket is not only a
sport, but also about things out-
side of sport.
How much planning went
on before a game?
What the analysts are doing
now, we did it by ourselves. We
studied the batsmen and
watched how they play, where
they got most of their runs. We
sort of noted it down and
worked in our mind exactly how
to bowl and have our field
placings. So we were doing
what the computers are doing

through the Jamaica defence and
slot home.
England entered the break 4-
0 up but did not ease up the pres-
sure on resumption as they con-
stantly pressed for another goal.
It came through a classic
Liverpool connection when
midfielder Jamie Carragher's
cross found club mate Crouch
who blasted from close range to
beat the Jamaican custodian.
Crouch, already tipped to
start at the World Cup, com-
pleted his hattrick with a vol-
ley in the dying stages of the
It compensated for his
missed penalty when he
knocked the ball over the cross
bar after Owen had brought
down Khari Stephenson.
Jamaica, totally outplayed
for most of the match, created
very few chances with
Southampton striker Ricardo
Fuller and Sheffield
Wednesday's Deon Burton
coming close.
Charlton Athletic's Jason
Euell also went close for Jamaica
in the first half but his shot was
parried away by custodian Paul
Jamnaici entered the game
without top Watford striker
Marlon King who left the camp
on Wednesday in controversial
circumstances after a dispute
with management.

now. And we did one to 11, not
one to seven.
Did it also matter to you,
how you played your cricket?
Did you play to entertain?
We did not play to entertain
all the time. We were very pro-
fessional that's why we won,
we were also very disciplined.
How did you handle a
player like Viv Richards?
He realized we are all pro-
fessionals too and some of the
guys are just as good. We had
guys out there who just wanted
to win, and they were disci-
plined and professional enough.
Everybody was quite happy to
play, we were all friends, we
were like a family.
You revolutionised the
way the world looked at fast
bowling but how does it feel
to see matches played on slow
wickets in the West Indies?
When we played, the wick-
ets were quite slow too, they
were not quick, but we had guys
who were pretty tall and could

England are down to face
Paraguay in their opening
game of the World Cup on
June 10 in Frankfurt with
their second match scheduled
against Trinidad & Tobago
five days later in Nuremberg.

exploit any sort of conditions.
That is why they were great;
they could bowl on all types of
What was it like having
the best and most menacing
pace attack at your disposal?
It was good to have all
those guys, we didn't have them
all the time but once we settled
down, it was good to know that
whatever team we played
against or whatever pitch we
played on, we knew we could
How much of the success
of that team had to do with
the pride of the people you
It is important, because when
you go to a firm and apply for
the job, the most important ques-
tion is what you want to join this
for. The people who went before
us, created something for us, so
we were joining a very elite band
of people, who made all West In-
dians proud and we wanted to do
the same thing. Once you know
where you came from you knew
where you were going.
People talk about setting
benchmarks as a great team.
Did you need to get great
players to become greater as
the days went on?
They gradually got to that
stage, they started out as ordi-
nary players then they gradually
increased things because they
became very professional. They
played in England. As a profes-
sional in England you need to be
disciplined as you could be
playing 17 days straight.
So your attitude to life
needs to be pretty good.

-,UNDAY -CHRQNIplI ng,%o06

Tendulkar set for

August return

T&T crash 3-0

to Czechs to

remain winless
PRAGUE, Czech Republic, (CMC) Trinidad & Tobago fin-
ished their preparation for next week's World Cup with-
out a win as they lost their final friendly international
friendly 3-0 to the Czech Republic yesterday.
Borussia Dortmund striker Jan Koller hit a brace while
Juventus' Pavel Nedved scored another, as the hosts rushed to
a 3-0 lead at half time before cruising in the second half.
It was Trinidad & Tobago's third consecutive loss in their
build-up for the World Cup after they lost to Wales last Satur-
day and Slovenia on Wednesday.
The Caribbean minnows were trailing after just six minutes
when Koller scored the first of his two goals by heading a Karel
Poborsky cross past Kelvin Jack in goal.
Koller then played provider as he set up Nedved who ham-
mered a fierce drive past Jack to give the Czech team a 2-0 lead
after 22 minutes.
Trinidad & Tobago kept the Czechs at bay until just before
halftime when Koller tapped in this second from close range to
put his side in firm control of the game.
The scoreline could have been wider but midficldcr Lihor
Sionko had his shot on goal saved by Jack.
The Czech Republic will campaign in Group E at the
World Cup against the United States, Italy and Ghana
while Trinidad & Tobago do battle with Sweden, England
and Paraguay iGrppJpB. ,,

Engan crush Reggae Boyz

6= n renl ntratoa

Y A CHRONICLE June 4, 2 6



Bounty Colts, 'Facts and Roses'first and third divisions' tournament...

Scorpions, Pacesetters advance to semi-finals

By Faizool Deo

RUNNERS up of the Albert
Bentick first-division open
league, Beepats' Scorpions
look favourites to book a
place in the final of the
Bounty Colts, 'Facts and
Roses' first division basket-
ball competition, after defeat-
ing Nets 70-67 in a first
round encounter on Friday
Last night they were slated
to meet underdogs Pepsi Sonics
in a semi-final clash, with the
winner tackling either
Pacesetters or Ravens who have
to play the other semi-final later
this week.
In the third division compe-
tition, also on Friday night,
Pacesetters withstood a skilful
Plaisance Disciples attack 68-
64, to move to the semi-final
stage of the competition.
That game saw the eventual
winners, trailing by as much as
16 points in the first half,
switching to a three (in the
paint) to two (outer perimeter)
zone defence, which forced the
smaller Disciples team to take
tough shots and eventually lose
the game.
Disciples forward Enoch
Matthews led the attack for
his team early and with good
passing and fast break at-
tempts took the wind out of
the Pacesetters' sail.
At this time Chis Bowman

By Isaiah Chappelle

GEORGETOWN dominated
second half play and tucked
in two goals against West
Demerara to cart off the third
Ashton Taylor Memorial In-
ter-association champion-
ships at the Uitvlugt Commu-
nity Centre ground, yester-
The third place play-off
was decided from the penalty
spot and Bartica were accurate
four times, while two East Coast
Demerara players missed and
settled for fourth place, 2-4.
City captain Konata
Mannings and substitute
Gideon Payne found the net for
the two second half goals.
West Demerara dominated
the first half but could not local
the back of the net, getting in
just three good shots to goal, one
crashing on the cross-bar. In an-
other build-up, Desmond Hec-
tor received a nice pass from the
right, but his power shot at the
top of the boxer zoomed over
the cross-bar. Shortly after they
forced the first of two comers.
Georgetown, however,
played a controlled game and
each raid to goal materialised in
a nuoable play. Thrice the ball
landed on the crio..har o thie
northern go;,: ,and Ihe loilccd
the' firsI cornet :nt the game 1in
'julst ieen minute of ply. jnd
one t-iher

the Plaisance coach rotated his
players well and with 4:47 left
in the half they jumped to a
30-14 lead. The 'big man' on
the court- Colin Haynes from

the opposing side, was out-
standing all throughout the
game, but really kept the team
alive, the first 20 minutes of

Trailing by 11 at the half 32-
21, Pacesetters came out strong
with their zone defence. This
forced Disciples who are known
for their lay-ups to take hard

Causway soar! Dave Causway (with ball) looking to score above a towering Winston
Waddle during their quarter-final clash on Friday night. (Delano William photo)

Vurlon Mills was an un-
lucky striker. Shortly after the
ball crashed on the bar, he car-
ried the ball into the box from
the left, drew goalkeeper Colis
Walters, pushed the ball past
him and it stopped in the water
just before goal line. A defender
cleared the ball and Walters
raced over to clutch it to safety.
Mills was to suffer an almost
similar fate in the second half.
The second half belonged to
Georgetown and within a minute,
they forced the first of five cor-
ners. And five minutes in, Stellon
David finished a nice build up
close to the box, but goalkeeper
Walters, who had a good game,
tipped the ball over the bar. But
it was only a matter of time be-
fore he would be beaten.
Georgetown continued raid-
ing the southern goal, almost at

will and in one, about 20 min-
utes in, the West Demerara de-
fence were caught outside.
Walters raced about three metres
outside box, took a gamble and
hit away ball, conceding a
handled ball foul for a direct free
kick. He got the mandatory yel-
low card but his gamble paid
off. Mannings' shot went high
over the cross-bar. It was, how-
ever, only a delay for the city
Then in the 68"' minute,
Mannings received a short pass
from right, he powered from the
top of the box through the
crowd and beat Walters for the
first goal.
The city boys were in full
flow, and by now the West
Demerara supporters were row-
ing with the team and the offi-
ciating personnel. Mills got the

JUST twice: East Coast Demerara's goalkeeper Colis,
Walters is beaten only a second time. (Photo: Quacy
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ball on the left, worked his way
into the box, shot just inside,
but the ball again stopped just
before the goal line and Walters
clutch it to safety.
Ten minutes later, Payne
put in the sealer. He carried the
ball on the right wing, reaching
the side of the box, and chipped
beautifully, the ball zooming
over Walters to the far corner.
After that, Georgetown began
exposing the other players, tak-
ing off even the captain.
Earlier, Kurt Welcome was
both the hero and villain for
Bartica. He converted a free
kick in 16 minutes of play for a
1-0 lead, which appeared to be
the result. But eight minutes
from time, Ossie Daniels pro.-
duced the equaliser and extra
time did not break the 1 l1 dead-
Bartica took the first kick
which was good. but for the
second, Welcome pushed the
ball straight to the goal keeper,
after East Coast's Darwain Pe-
ters had kicked his wide of. he
right post. Former Natioina Un-
der-17 player Philbert Moffat,'
also had his shot saved and
Bartlica led, 2-1.
The I'follillg tii(o shots
were giod for both.sides, but
when captain Kenrick 'ill-
iams ~lhoi liit the left uprigtht
and deflected into thI goal.
there %%as no need' for"'ast
Coast to kick again. .

shots, and with bigger men on
the inside, the Georgetown team
dominated both the offensive
and defensive boards. At this
time, point guard of the
Pacesetters, Dwight Barrington
led the attack with the ball.

If the Disciples had shot
better from the free throw line,
they might have been able to
hold on for the win despite their
second half punishment. Earlier
on, the East Coast team missed
10 of 12 from the free-throw
line, with Matthews being guilty
of five, while during crunch time
in the second half Causway
missed five straight.
The shooting guard
Causway known for the hero-
ics did lead the fight for his side
in the closing period. He drilled
three-three pointers during the

second half including one at the
This coupled with hearty
drives was too little to stop the
wall of the Pacesetters defence.
Causway finished with 20
points, while Matthews con-
tributed 21 points.
Pacesetters' attack was led
by Barrington who scored 16,
while Haynes scored 14 and
Devon Gordon 10.
In the feature clash, Scorpi-
ons despite trailing by seven
points at the half 27-35 were
able to bounce back and move
to the next round.
The big three for Scorpi-
ons clicked, with Darren Gor-
don scoring 20 points, Carl
Jackman 19 and Sheldon
Braithwaite 12. For the Nets
Mortimer Williams scored 19,
A. Austin 12 and Jermaine
McAllister nine.

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Dwayne Bravo continued to play the role of India's tormentor with
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in with a classy half-century as well, West Indies finished the day
77 in front.
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One minute they're all sunny smiles and
loving looks, the next disaster. Sherry
Bollers-Dixon analyses the powerful love

hurricane that's

SOMETIMES a seemingly
blissful celebrity couple
breaks up so dramatically
and inexplicably it's as if
they and we have been
hit by a tornado. That was
the feeling when news of
the troubled marriage of
Paul McCartney and
Heather Mills hit the
press. Like the rest of the
world, we in England hadn't
seen the shake-up
coming. So what happened?
We feel particularly
stricken when Love Hurricanes
hit couples we regard as role
models. If these seemingly per-
fect couples, with all their ad-
vantages, can see their relation-
ships collapse in a matter of
moments, what chance do we
have of holding our own love
lives together let alone find-
ing a man to be with forever?
A really surprising celeb-
rity split can leave even the
most starry-eyed romantic feel-
ing sad and cynical about love.
But the truth is like its bad
weather equivalent, a love hur-
ricane rarely comes out of no-
where. The key is to spot the
warning signs and take avoid-
ing action before it's too late.
Relationship Counsellor,
Amanda Redburn, says, "In all
my years of counselling, I've
never met anyone whose prob-
lems cropped up overnight."
Paul McCartney is reputed
to have had an exceptionally
happy first marriage, although
doubtless it had some minor
problems. When someone is left
bereaved after a successful mar-
riage there is a good chance that
they will want to repeat the ex-

sweeping through

perience as soon as possible.
But they are unlikely to have
analysed the qualities in both

partners that made the fist mar-
riage outstanding, and to have
questioned whether these quali-
ties will exist in the next one. So
was it a rebound relationship or
was it the age difference?
S The age gap between them
and the difference in their na-
tional and international profiles,
meant that Paul would have ex-
pected to become the dominant
figure and Heather the depen-
dent partner (parent/child). This

arrangement usually works well
for a time, but inevitably,
sooner or later, resentments
arise. Sir Paul's relationship with
his first wife Linda was as near
perfect as you can get it. Linda
McCartney was almost impos-
sible to follow. She had a qual-
ity of strength and a great pres-
ence. She could get things done
without raising her voice. She

was not co-dependent on Paul
at all. I believe that Heather had
a hard act to follow. How do
you step into the shoes of such
a popular woman? Heather
McCartney's determination to
put herself on the world stage
through her humanitarian and
charity work, appeared as
though she was trying to turn
herself into a woman as extraor-
dinary as her predecessor. She
was trying to devote herself to

being the same kind of wife. She
wanted to be more she made
a fuss. Linda McCartney never
made a fuss.
I believe that Paul and
Heather should have taken a
much longer time to get to know
each other, as friends first,
spending time trying to get to
know each other. Friendship is
the foundation for any healthy
relationship and they should
have romanced each other for a
much longer time. Whilst the
world was still grieving for
Linda, they would have had a
barometer for the emotional
connectedness of their marriage.
So how do you keep a rela-
tionship in the sun?

If you still think you might
actually have a relationship like
the fantasy ones you see in the
movies, get over yourself. Be-
lieving in a perfect romance with
a perfect partner who you'll
never find fault in is the kind of
unrealistic expectation that
makes you a sitting duck for the
Love Hurricane. Dr. Ted Hous-
ton, a professor of psychology
at The University of Texas,
found that couples who con-
sider their relationship to be par-
ticularly romantic and blissful
were most likely to divorce -
and that they often split within
two years. Look at Jennifer
Lopez. She admits she's a pas-
sionate romantic and an idealist
about men and has two di-
vorces behind her. "You have to
go into every relationship with
your eyes wide, open" stresses
relationship psychologist
Pamela Gordon. "Understand
from day one that you're not go-
ing to change him you won't
stop his football addiction or
turn him into a millionaire and
it unfair to think you can.

It's not just your relation-
ship you need to worry about
- other people's stormy love
lives also have the potential to
blow you away. "My brother
and his wife went through two
years of torment before they
broke up", says Rebecca
Williams. "My partner and I
were trying to help them and it
made us look at our own lives
through a magnifying glass. A
little while after their divorce,
we broke up as well". Accord-
ing to Redburn "if a couple you
know splits up, it can bring
negative feelings about your re-
lationship to the surface and
the result can be quite explosive.
A weak relationship will suffer
but a strong one can withstand
a buffering from outside".

Psychologist. Tony Nelson,
says that working on your rela-
tionship is vital to keeping it
strong. "Every couple should
regularly audit their relation-

ship, comparing it to how it was
when they met. Review your
outlook on life, your appear-
ance, the things you do to-
gether, the rows you have, and
the quality of your sex
life. This is a useful way of dis-
covering the areas that might
need improving."

Parent/child: relationships,

in which one partner takes the
dominant role
Child/child: Two "inad-
equate" people struggle
together. These marriages are
successful if the partners in
them have adequate money or
other abilities that society
Brother/sister: Two
people are united by mutual
interests and have what usu-
ally turns out to be a long and
successful, but almost a
sexual, union.


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residence (moved from one address to another) should visit the
Registration Office responsible for their area to record the change.

An officer will complete the relevant application form, and a date and
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Sunday Chronicle June 4, 2006


I need you to help me because I feel like
I'm going insane. It has to do with my sister
and her boyfriend. She's been with him for
nine years and living a lie ever since. He's been
unfaithful to her since the beginning of the
relationship and continues to do her wrong.
When times get hard, he runs out on her.
She has a daughter from a previous marriage and one with
him. He plays in a rock band and never has time for them. He
stays out every weekend and says he has a show, when in
actuality he is with another woman. He has girls text messaging
him and she's seen what they say to him, yet she covers for
him and says it's nothing.
Her children are suffering because she doesn't pay attention
to their needs. Just a few weeks ago, he tells her he's leaving
her again and moves in with another woman. Then he texts how
miserable he is without her and how much he loves her.
I know she will take him back, and I think it will be the last
straw for me. I love her with all my heart, but I worry more
about what she is doing to the children. She acts as if she can't
live without him and will put up with anything lying, cheating,
disrespect just so he won't leave her. What can I do to help
her see the light?


Bernadette, there are only three things you can do. First.
you can be the best aunt to your sister's children that you can
Second, accept that your sister is in an abusive relationship.
For some reason, she is willing to put up with this behaviour.
You don't understand that reason, but it has great power over
her. So to gain more understanding, and possibly be of help.
start reading about abuse and contact organizations for abused
One question outsiders always have is, How can an
otherwise smart, capable woman put up with abuse?
'Dragonslippers', a recent book by Rosalind Penfold, provides
an answer. Roz Penfold was in such a relationship for 10 years.
She kept a diary, and when words failed her, she drew pictures.

The book is a graphic portrait of abuse.
Many women like Roz ease into abuse one small step at a
time and use common ideas in our culture to justify what they
are doing turning the other cheek, forgiving the other, accepting
bad behaviour as a disease.
It is a truism that a woman with an abusive man will
not leave that situation until she sees things in the
particular light which will make her change. For one
woman, it might be consideration of the children their
suffering, their future, their well-being. For another woman,
it might be understanding that she seeks abuse because she
feels unworthy of anything better. For a third woman, it
might be a vision of her own future.
In dealing with your sister and her family you must be
totally honest. If your sister praises her boyfriend, let her know
everyone knows exactly what he is like and how he fails as a
man. Don't go along with any imaginary or delusional way she
presents his behaviour. Let her children know that a good man
does not treat a woman this way, and that a woman should
never put up with this sort of treatment. In short, educate them
to your way the proper way to view their home life.
Finally, realise she may never change, and there may
be nothing you can do to cause her to change. An accident
of birth has linked the two of you as sisters. Just as you
cannot allow alcoholic and drug-based behaviour, or
criminal behaviour, or abusive behaviour to dominate your
life, so you cannot allow her self-demeaning life to ruin
your own.


Send letters to: Direct Answers, PO Box 964, Springfield,
MO 65801 or e-mail:

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Target in exclusive

album deal

NEW YORK (BIlboard) Discount retailer Target Corp.
will be the exclusive U.S. outlet for reggae scion Ziggy
Marley's second solo album, 'Love Is My Religion', due
July 4.
The deal marks
Marley's first indepen-
dent release without em-
A playing the traditional
larger label infrastruc-
ture, as well as Target's
first one-to-one agree-
ment with an artist. A
spokesman for Marley
said the deal was per-
"This is the best
time, in terms of owning
your own masters,"
Marley recently told about his
free-agent status. "This
was a dream of my fa-
ther (the late Bob
Marley). I'm actually
fulfilling what he
wanted. Right now, I
ZIGGYMARLEY feel like I'm doing for
him what he wanted to
do. After 'Uprising,' his last album for Island Records
(in 1980), he was going to do his own thing."
Ziggy Marley's album will be released on the
Marley family's Tuff Gong International label, which
is based in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Monday, May 29, 2006 Thursday, June 1, 2006

Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 21.)00 203.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 190.00 196 00 201.00 204.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
NBIC 198.00 198.00 202.00 204.00
Bank Average 194.00 197.50 201.67 203.2/

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.70 202.40

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: USS1.00 G$200.00
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 141.67 156 00 164.33 172.00

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 318.67 349.67 359.67 370.33

D. Euro

Bank Average 216.25 235. 00 246.25 257 50
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate lor Thur.. June. 1, 2006
TTS GS 28.76
BdosS = G$ 91.78 3 months 5.27063% US 8.00%
JS= GS 4.45 6 months 5.38813% Guyana 15.08%
ECS GS 65.63
Beliz$ GS 93.71

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Contractors are invited to submit tenders for the above works.

Tender documents can be purchased from the cashier at the above Ministry, 1 Water and
Cornhill Streets, Stabrock for a non refundable fee of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00).

Submission of tenders for each activity must be clearly marked on the top left hand
corner in a sealed envelope, 'Renovation to the Board Room (Head office):' 'Refurbishin
Male and Female Wash Room (Head Office)' accompanied by a valid certificate of
compliance from Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme and
deposited in the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Tender Box
Ministry of Finance: It must be addressed to:

National Procurement & Tender Administration Board (Back building)
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

not later than 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, June 06, 2006.

Tenders will be opened at 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 in the presence of
tenderers or their representatives at the Ministry of Finance.

Permanent Secretary
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Government ads can be viewed on http A www


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Beauty of a

-The Dentist Advises
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THERE is nothing more uni-
versal than the beauty of a
smile. It always speaks the
common language of happi-
ness and hope. Unfortunately,
the ravages of oral disease
are also a part of a language
too easily understood that
of poor oral health. Glimpses
of broken, blackened or miss-
ing teeth, sunken cheeks or
facial deformities can be seen
in varying degrees in people
from any nation.
Dentistry is replete with
exceptional factors. Only dental
diseases always leave irrevers-
ible damage. While it is usual for
people to live without seeing,
walking, hearing etc, no one has
been known to survive more
than sixty days without eating.

Virtually all infectious diseases
affecting human beings are
spread either directly or indi-
rectly by other human beings,
except the most common den-
tal diseases.
Because the problems and
their solutions are beyond the
resources of any one agency or
country, the only way to bring
some aspects of oral health up
to an acceptable level world-
wide, is to pool international
knowledge and expediency. The
WHO collaborating Centre for
Epidemiology, Prevention and
Treatment of Oral Diseases and
conditions, in concert with the
international oral health commu-
nity, has identified five of the
major oral health problems that
would most benefit from shared

international research, resources
and expertise.
The major oral conditions
recognized for a united global
combat are noma, oral cancer,
craniofacial malformation, oral
effects of HIV infection and as-
sured optimal use of fluorides.
Noma, also known as cancrum
oris is a devastating disease in
children which begins as an ul-
cer in the gum around the teeth.
In a matter of days, it spreads
to the cheek, chin, palate, nose
and virtually any part of the
oral cavity surrounding struc-
tures often leaving a gaping hole
in the face. When it reaches this
state, the death rate is high.
The earliest perceptible
signs of noma are excessive sali-
vation, marked bad breath and
facial swelling. Although this
disease has been rarely seen in
recent years, risk factors include
extreme poverty, malnutrition,




Tenders are invited from suitably qualified Companies/Contractors to undertake
the repair of:
1. Harold Street at Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara
(Length of Road 1686'- width 10')..
Tender documents can be uplifted from The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare
Fund Committee (SILWFC) office anytime from June 5, 2006 on Monday to
Friday 08:00 h to 04:00 h upon making a non-refundable deposit of seven
thousand dollars ($7,000).
The Tender Document must be placed in an envelope and marked on the outside
"Tender (for Harold Street) at the top left hand corner and address to:
The Chairman
The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Committee
87 Duke & Barrack Streets
and should be deposited in the Committee's Tender Box located at the above
.Tender Box will be closed on June 16, 2006 at 10:00 h and tenders will be opened
immediately thereafter in the presence of tenderer(s) who may wish to be present.
Valid Guyana Revenue Authority Certificate of Compliance and Employer's and
Employee's National Insurance Scheme Certificate of Compliance must be
submitted at the time of tendering, failing which the tender will be deemed invalid.
The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject and to annul the bidding
process and to reject tender at anytime prior to the award of the contract without
thereby incurring any liability to the affected tenderer(s) or any obligations to
inform the affected tenderer(s) on the grounds for the employer's action.
For further information please contact:
Administrative Manager
The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare
Fund Committee (SILWFC)
87 Duke & Barrack Streets

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heavy water contamination,
poor oral hygiene, debilitation
resulting from malaria and the
eruptive fevers of childhood.
International research is also
focused on craniofacial malfor-
mations, particularly cleft lip
and palate. These head and face
defects are among the most
common occurring in one in ev-
ery 600 live births. Many of the
diseases are genetic in origin.
While there is an incidence of
about 90 per cent of cleft lip and
palate occurring in Indo-
Guyanese, there is an even
higher incidence of earlobe kel-
oid and cicatrix occurring in
Furthermore, treatment is
expensive and does not always
correct the problems. Interna-
tional studies of populations at
high risk may hold the key to
understanding these defective
genes and the role played by en-
vironment factors. No
programme or project, however
technically accurate it may be,
can succeed without an under-
standing of and respect for local
priorities, traditions and ethnic
subtleties. Through interna-
tional cooperation, each of these
research efforts has the poten-
tial to pay off handsomely in
better or simpler means of oral
disease treatment and preven-
tion that will find acceptance
throughout the world.

Sunday Chronicle June 4, 2006



Interested persons are invited to apply for entry to the following part-time courses:

(a) The August holiday five-week programme:

Beginning on July 24, 2006 and ending on September 1,2006.

(b) One-year Certificate course for beginners:

Beginning on September 18, 2006.

Applicants for either course are allowed to choose from the following subjects:-

Drawing (compulsory for one-year Certificate course)
Graphic Design

Application forms and any information needed may be obtained from the Secretary,
Burrowes School of Art, 15 Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown or from the Receptionist,
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Main Street, Georgetown.

Completed forms must reach the school no later than Friday, July 21,2006.
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We are not

entirely human,

germ gene

experts argue

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) We may not be entirely human,
gene experts said on Thursday after studying the DNA of
hundreds of different kinds of bacteria in the human gut
Bacteria are so important to key functions such as digestion
and the immune system that we may be truly symbiotic
organisms relying on one another for life itself, the scientists
write in Friday's issue of the journal Science.
Their findings suggest that studying bacteria native to our
bodies may provide important clues to diasae, nutrition, obesity
and how well drugs uill work in individuals, said the team at
The Institute for Genomuc Research. commonly known as TIGR.
in Maryland.
"We are somehow like an amalgam, a mix of bacteria and
human cells There are some estimates that say 90 per cent of
the cells on our body are actually bacteria," Steven Gill. a
molecular biologist formerly at TIGR and nov at the State
University of New York in Buffalo, said m a telephone interview.
"We're entirely dependent on this microbial population for
our well-being. A shift within this population, often leading to
the absence or presence of beneficial microbes, can trigger defects
in metabolism and development of diseases such as
inflammatory bowel disease."
Scientists have long known that at least 50 per cent of
human feces, and often more, is made up of bacteria from
the gut. Bacteria start to colonise the intestines and colon
shortly after birth, and adults carry up to 100 trillion
microbes, representing more than 1,000 different species.
They are not just freeloading. They help humans to digest
much of what we eat, including some vitamins, sugars, and fiber.
They also synthesise vitamins that people cannot.
"Humans have evolved for million of years with these
bacteria. And they provide essential functions," Gill said
Gill and his team sequenced the DNA in feces donated
by three adults. They found a surprising amount of it came
Please tur to page VII


Sunday Chronicle June 4, 2006 Page V


forage for food in Britain's bins

By Kate Kelland

(Reuters) Ross and Ash are
about to tuck into a meal of
chicken, king prawn and rice,
followed by pineapple, straw-
berries and grapes for des-
All of which came out of a
garbage can.
"Everything I eat comes
from dumpsters," Ash says.
"For me it's a logical lifestyle
choice. It's such a natural thing
to use up that waste."
Some call them "dumpster
divers," others brand them
"skip (dumpster) lickers," but
Ross Parry and Ash Falkingham
like to count themselves among
the Freegans a growing band
of foragers who seek to live en-
tirely from the waste of others.
In this brief trip to a small
supermarket dumpster in south-
cast London, they have recov-
ered enough food to provide
themselves and several others
- with an impressive evening
meal, as well as bread, muffins
and teabags for the next
morning's breakfast.
Freeganism, derived from
the words "free" and "vegan,"
is spreading to Britain from the
United States, where one of its
founding fathers, Adam
Weissman, has set up a Freegan
information Web site to per-

suade others to join him.

Weissman describes
Freeganism as "a total boycott
of an economic system where
the profit motive has eclipsed
ethical considerations."
"Instead of avoiding the
purchase of products from one
bad company only to support
another, we avoid buying any-
thing to the greatest degree we
are able," he explains on the
Falkingham, a 21-year-old
Australian, sees Freeganism as
a way of forcing the world to
wake up to what it is wasting.
"Nine million people die ev-
ery year of starvation ... and
while that's happening, we are
literally destroying food." he
There are no exact figures
for how many people are
choosing to live a Freegan
lifestyle in Britain. Despite the
name, not all those who opt to
live this way are strictly vegan.
Falkingham and Parry, who
is 46, have been roaming Brit-
ain since last October, pursuing
their Freegan lifestyle in cities
from Manchester and Leeds in
the north, to Plymouth in the
They eat, sleep and live in
a beaten-up old van which is

equipped with mattresses, a
stove, a sink, carpets and even
a heater all taken from dumps
or wreckers' yards.
Falkingham wears a watch
recovered from a bin behind a
charity shop, his boots were
taken from a retailer's dumpster
and the pair say they have
found computer parts, furniture
and even an MP3 player in
They have no jobs and no
money but see very little need
for either.
"When you first start off,
you think. 'How am I going to
live without a wage?'." says
Parry, who has been living a
Freegan lifestyle for more than
20 years.
"But our priority is to
work for love to make the
world a better place, and we
want to have more time to do
that. The less time we spend
chasing a salary, the more
time we have to do what we
really believe in."
"There's so much excess in
this society that you don't have
to worry about where the next
meal is coming from."

According to research, more
than 30 per cent of the 17 mil-
lion tons of waste that goes to



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ASH FALKINGHAM, a Freegan, holds up food found in supermarket bins in London May 23,
2006. (Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

landfill in Britain is food waste.
Fareshare, a charity which
delivers surplus food to the
homeless and other vulnerable
people in need, says around a
quarter of that is perfectly good.
edible food.
"Last year we redistrib-
uted 2,000 tons of food that
helped provide 3.3 million
meals and helped around
12,000 people but that is still
just the tip of the iceberg,"
Fareshare spokeswoman

Maria Kortbech Olesen told
Fareshare, which distributes
food given by some of Britain's
biggest food retailers such as
Marks and Spencer and
Sainsbury's which would other-
wise go to waste, sympathises
with Freegans, but is concerned
at their sometimes risky meth-
"What they are trying to
address is basically the same
thing as we are." says Kortbech

Olesen. "There is a lot of waste
and we have to do something
about it."
"But you have to be care-
ful. Freegans take food from
bins, and they can never know
whether that food is safe."
Falkingham shrugs off any
concern about getting sick.
"I think I have only once
been ill from eating food from
bins I got diarrhea," he says.
"But I like to push the limits
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By George Barclay
HE Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) de
livered a landmark ruling relative to an ap
plication, by Brent Griffith, a sacked vi-
ploye ef the ~Gyaa Revenuei Autlority who .
dlalemd be wraitm unlawfly dimse 1in 2W4 nid
o^dat '~B.S. ^ I-i .. i ... .?. '. ;* .; . -
Gsirf~ wi edipecI leave tovvped against a desion
of the duyana ou of Appeal whichdi h dismissed his appeal
agamst alleged wrongftddismisal and affinned the decision of High
Coit Judge B.S. Roy; '.
But Griffith was accused of wrongly approaching the Carib-
bean Court of Justice for leave to appeal to that Court without
first seeking that permission from the Guyana Court of Appeal,
which heard the matter.
Notwithstanding the above, the CCJ had studied the applica-
tion and had gone into the merits and demerits of the would-be ap-
As a consequence of that study, the CCJ agreed that the appeal
did not have merit and therefore dismissed the application for spe-

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cial leave to appeal. In 1996, it appears he held the post of patrol officer. In 1996, pa
The CCJ was constituted by the President, the Right ligament passed the Revenue Authority Act, 1996. Under the Ac
Honourable Mr. Justice M.A. de La Bastide, the Honourables, Mr. the functions and powers, assets and liabilities of the Inland Re'
Justice R. Nelson, Mr. Justice D. Pollard, Mme. Justice Desiree enue Departmentand the Customs Department were transfened'
Beaard and Mr. justice Wit. a oiercoq ite body, the Revenue Authotity. ,
The respondents named by the uAppiar ,4 A.f- nt96pmantoSection6 oftAh ACtthe go v Ohr
(use Aiatzhoty iutd teAttorneyc Genal ;ofys.e .. fied ,e applicant of its desire to transfer him to th Aaeriyti.V
Legd appeasruocs were, Mr. Benjamin Ewat Gibson maMs. agreed to bornnsfared to dhe Audtoity raher than emin in th
Maiidisi Adlanna Br~dy for the applicant. Mr. Vadhisot ajLarj Public Sw viSe. He began employment with de Amdasaty on am
for& e P lrRespoileat Guyana Revenue A ysorijy-and Mr. ay 2000. : -
Mohabir.Anil Nandlallfor the Second Respodent the Attorney Setween August 23 2000 and Septeber23;2000, Griffthwa
General absent from duty. On September 21, 200 he submittedto ihe A
In a 13ipage judgment, the President of CCI laid "the applica- thority two medical certificates for the period of his absence, bu
tion has provided an opportunity to clarify some points of pric- those certificates were not accepted apparently on the ground o
tice for the benefit of practitioners generally", failure to submit a medical certificate within the first three days o
The facts of the application disclosed that Griffith had ap- absence, contrary to item 40 of the Schedule to the Guyana Rev
preached the Guyana Court via a Constitutional Motion in terms enue Authority's Employee Code of Conduct (prescribing dismiss
of Articles 142 and 146 of the Constitution. for the first offence).
Some 18 years ago, Griffith joined the Customs Department, a On the same date, September 21, 2000, a letter of dismiss
department in the Public Service, as a customs guard. The year af- was sent to Griffith. He claimed he never received that letter, bu
ter he joined, he was promoted to the position of Customs Officer. received a copy of that letter towards the end of October at th

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head office of the Revenue Authority.
On October 23, 2000, the Commissioner of Customs ordered
him to leave the Revenue Authority's premises.
The litigation history showed that by notice of motion date
November 26, 2001, Griffith began constitutional proceedings i
which he sought the following relief:
an order declaring the applicant's removal from the service o
the Authority as illegal, unconstitutional, null and void;
an order for the applicant's reinstatement;
an order for the payment of salary and superannuation;
On April 22, 2003, Mr. Justice B.S. Roy dismissed the motio!
on the ground that the Revenue Authority, being a separate lego
entity and not a government department, had an employer em
ployee relationship with Griffith. Breach of that relationship gav
rise to damages for breach of contract in private law. The claim fo
constitutional redress was therefore misconceived, Justice Roy ha,
By notice dated May 2, 2003, Griffith appealed the decision)
of Justice Roy.
The Court of Appeal (Mme. Justice Claudette Singh, Nandran
Kissoon and lan Chang, Justices of Appeal, dismissed Griffith'
appeal on December 8, 2005.
On the date of the judgment of the Court of Appeal, there
fore, December 8, 2005, the CCJ was Guyana's final court of
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appeal. Since the intended appeal was a constitutional mat-
ter, the appellant had an appeal as of right, but was requested
by rule 10.2 (a) of the CCJ Rules to obtain from the Court of
Appeal leave to appeal to the CCJ and by Rule 10.3 (1) to ap-
ply within 30 days of the date of the Court of Appeal judg-
ment. The applicant did not do so.
In his judgment, the president of the CCJ said: "By applica-
tion filed on January 16, 2006, the applicant seeks from this Court
special leave to appeal and as special leave to appeal as a poor
The applicant invited the Court to exercise its discretion
in his favour for the further reason that his appeal had merit
and had a real prospect of success.
Counsel for the respondents opposed the motion. They con-
tend that the CCJ cannot entertain an application for special leave
to appeal in a constitutional matter since special leave applications
are restricted to criminal and civil matters.
Counsel for the Attorney General, Mr. Nandlall further invited
the Court to reject both applications because the appeal lacked merit
and was doomed to fail.
The President of the CCJ said that at the heart of the proposed
appeal is the proposition that the law accords protection to an of-
fice-holder by permitting such person to recover an office by the
appropriate form of public law action. By these proceedings, the
applicant seeks to obtain analogous relief by a constitutional mo-
tion on the basis that in breach of his constitutional rights, he has
been deprived of property consisting of the public office which he
The president of the court explained: "But a servant or em-
ployee under an ordinary contract of service, if wrongfully dis-
missed, has only a remedy in damages for breach of contract."
He cited the case of Ridge v. Baldwin in support of his conten-
tion and declared, "In effect, the High Court and the Court of Ap-
peal held that that was the position of the applicant."
Justice de la Bastide went on to state: "The argument for an
implied right to a fair hearing prior to dismissal from public office
was based on Rees v Crane {1994} AC 173 (PC) but was also mis-
The judgment added: "Indeed, the applicant, in any event,
failed to persuade this Court that there was any arguable case
for public law relief. He failed to bring himself within any
exception to the rule that in a pure case of master and servant
there is no right to a hearing prior to dismissal."


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From page IV
from bacteria.
They compared the gene sequences to those from known baclria
and to the human genome and found this so-called colon microbiome
- the entire sum of genetic material from microbes in the lower gut -
includes more than 60,000 genes.
That is twice as many as found in the human genome.
"Of all the DNA sequences in that material, only one to five
per cent of it was not bacterial," Gill said.
"We were surprised."
They also found a surprising number of Archaea, also known
as archachacteria, which are genetically distinct from bacteria but
which are also one-celled organisms often found in extreme
environments such as hot springs.
The donors were healthy adults. None had taken antibiotics for
a year, as these drugs are known to disturb the bacteria in the body.
Gill said his team hopes now to make a comparison of the gut
bacteria from different people.
"The ideal study would be to compare 20 people, 30 people
from different ethnic backgrounds, different diets, drinkers,
smokers, and so on, because I think there are going to be
distinct differences," Gill said.

A medical technical assistant holds a dish of bacteria
culture in Berlin in an undated file photo. We may not be
entirely human, gene experts said on Thursday after
studying the DNA of hundreds of different kinds of bacteria
in the human gut. (Alexandra Winkler/Reuters)


Enhancing National

Imagine affecting the lives of the entire country for the better. The Government is
working closely with the Private Sector to implement a National Competitiveness Strategy (NCS) to generate
new growth and prosperity to deliver more jobs, more exports, and more investment for the national economy.

Director of Competitiveness
To lead development and implementation of the National Competitiveness Strategy, the services of a seasoned,
innovative leader are required to function as a Director of Competitiveness of the newly created National
Competitiveness Strategy Unit (NCSU). You will be expected to provide the vision, policy leadership and
management oversight for the National Competitiveness Strategy and function as the central point for policy
formulation and coordination for the systematic implementation of the strategy.
Requirements: Post-graduate degree in economics, or other relevant field, and at least 5 years of previous
high-level economic policy experience; strong leadership and analytical capabilities are a must together with
prior work in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation of competitiveness or economic reforms; ability
to quickly build productive relationships with high level Government officials and key business leaders as well as
demonstrate the ability to think strategically and communicate with impact. A drive for results is a must.

Program Coordinator: Support for Competitiveness Program
The Support for Competitiveness Program (GY-L1006) is a new $US26million flagship program supported by the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) designed to implement priority policy options and investments of the
National Competitiveness Strategy. To lead the overall implementation, coordination, and supervision of this
important program, the services of an experienced Program Coordinator are required.
Requirements: A post-graduate degree in project management or other relevant field and at least 8 years of
previous project management experience, preferably on donor funded projects; proven leadership skills and
strong technical skills in functional areas related in economic policy and private sector development; strong
communication skills including the ability to explain and promote Program goals at senior levels within
Government and/or private sector.

Project Management Officer
To assist the Program Coordinator in the implementation and execution of the Support for Competitiveness
Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree in Management, Accounting, or Public Administration or Training in Procurement
Management; minimum of five years professional experience at least three of which in are in project management and
execution capacity; familiarity with Donors, and in particular IDB procedures; computer literacy and excellent reporting
writing skills.

Finance and Accounts Officer
To provide technical and managerial leadership in planning, implementing and evaluating the financial resource
systems for the Support for Competitiveness Program.
Requirements: Degree in Business Administration or Professional Accounting qualification (ACCA or ICMA); over
seven years experience, five of which In the field of financial management, accounting, analysis and preparation of
financial statements and other reporting requirements; familiarity with all aspects of donor funded Program Budgeting
and Project/Program Management; and in particular IDB procedures; computer literacy and excellent reporting skills.

Procurement Officer
To lead the overall coordination, supervision and execution of goods and services for the Support for
Competitiveness Program.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Management, Accounting, or Public Administration or Training in Procurement
Management; minimum of seven years professional experience at least five of which must be in examining and
evaluating data and supervising and coordinating procurement activities; knowledge of project/program management;
familiarity with Donors, and in particular IDB procedures; computer literacy and command of the English Language.
Detailed terms of reference for each position referred to above may be accessed on-line at
www.mintic.qov.qv/vacancies.html or uplifted from the Permanent Secretary's Secretariat, Ministry of Tourism,
Industry and Commerce, 229 South Road, Lacytown, Georgetown.
Qualified candidates should send one original and three copies of their CV, cover letter, salary history and 2
references in a sealed envelope for the attention of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Industry and
Commerce. At the top right hand corner of each envelope, the post being applied for should be bold
letters. Applicants should ensure that their application contains their email address/telephone
number/facsimile/postal address. The closing date for all applications is June 23rd. 2006.
Government ads can be viewed on http:/


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Page VIII Sunday Chronicle June 4, 2006

Pakistanis try

confronting shame

of honour killing

HONOUR victim Ayesha Baloch sits inside a hospital in
Multan, Pakistan May 25, 2006. (Asim Tanveer/Reuters)

GovernmentI f Guyana

By Waheed Khan
KARACHI (Reuters) Ayesha
Baloch was dragged to a field,
her brother-in-law held the
18-year-old down, her hus-
band sat astride her legs and
slit her upper lip and nostril
with a knife.
They call such assaults on
women a matter of "honour" in
some Pakistani communities,
but for the majority it is a
source of national shame.

Enhancing National

Imagine affecting the live of he en ire country for the better. The Government is
working closely with the Private Seclor to implement a National Competiti eness
Strategy (NCS) to generate hew growth and prosperity to deliver more jobs, more
exports, and more investment fbr thejritional economy. The Support for
Competitiveness Program (G-L 1006) is anew $US26million flagship ogram
supported by the Inter-American Deelopment Bank (IDB) designed to implement
priority policy options and iivadstments of the National Competitiveness Strategy.
There are a number of important positions to fill in thepro s project execution unit
(PEU). h I \e e t .

Finance and Accounts Assistant
To assist in planning, implementing and evaluating the financial resource systems for
the project execution unit (PEU) of the program, which includes Financial/Cash
Accounting and Management, Budgeting; Fixed Assets Management and the
management of the Financial Management Information System.
Requirements: Diploma in Accountbng, Finance or equivalent qualification; Knowledge
ofAccounting Procedures, Accounting and Bookkeeping techniques and practices;
highly computer literate with a good command ofEnglish Language; Five years of
experience in financial operations in Public/Private Sector environment; Capacity for
commitment and selfdirctled approach to work.

Administrative Assistant
To provide secretarial support and facilitate the Iccurate and timely dissemination of
information concerning the PEU's objectives, program's operation and systems.
Requirements: A Diplonr. in Public Communication, Public lhiidstration or
Management; Advanced certificationn in Secretarial Science; Computer skills in Worid
Processing and Spreadshget management and good dexterity in the use of modern
office equipment; Secretarial and supervisory skills requiring mininmun of five years
training on the job.

Office Assistant/Driiver
To provide service in collecting, sorting and delivering mail, documents and other items
, and to operate a motor vehicle to provide transportation for Staff and other authorisod
persons as required. : ,,
Requirements: Preferably post primary education leading to some certification;
particularly in English; Valid Driver's Licence, good background ofdriving and at
least five years ofexperience; Good command of English Language and neat
presentation; familiarity with office procedures and technical aptitude !to use standard
office equipment.

Detailed terms of reference for each position referred to above may be accessed on-line
at \ /vacancies.html or uplifted from the Permanent Secretary's
Secretariat, Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, 229 South Road, Lacytown,

Qualified candidates should send one original.and three copies of their CV, cover letter,
salary history and 2 references in a sealed envelope for the attention of the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce. At the top right hand corner
of each envelope, the post being applied for should be stated in bold letters. Applicants
should ensuree that their application contains their email address/telephone number/

Government ads can be viewed on

Marri d less than two
months ag6 in Pakistan's central
district of Dera Ghazi Khan,
Baloch was'accused of having
sexual relations with another
man before Iarriage.
"First they tortured me and
beat me. I started screaming.
Akbar then caught my hands and
pulled me to the ground. Essa
sat on my legs and cut my nose
and lips," Baloch mumbled
through her bandages at hospi-
tal in the city of Multan.
"I was bleeding and started
screaming after they fled on a
motorcycle. People heard me
and rescued me and took me to
my mother's home."
At least she wasn't killed.
More than 1,000 women are
slain by their husbands or rela-
tives, and that is just the re-
ported, not actual, number of
"honour killings" in Pakistan
each year.
Many killings are planned
rather than done in rage, and the
motive ofte6 has more to do
with money Or settling scores.
The sanm week, a\world
away from Baloch's village, so-
cial activists, parliamentarians
and community leaders gathered
in the suburban, leafy capital of
Islamabad to lunch a campaign
- "We Can Eid Honour Kill-
Farhana Ilaruqi Stocker,
country djrecto of international
aid agency Ofam, said some
10,000 people palled "change-
makers" had signed up so far.
But $tocler knows two

constituencies will be Vital to
the campaign's success.;
"The mindset of legislators
has to be changed in order for
good legislation to come out,"
Stocker told Reuters. I
But she is well aware that
there are many remote rural ar-
eas of Pakistan where iiaulvis,
or clerics, exert more influence
than local government and fed-
eral law.
"In order to bring change,
we have to engage with clerics."
Pakistan is a country living
in many centuries at once.
Its small, Westernised elite
embrace the 21st, conservative
clerics preach strict interpreta-
tions of Islam from the Middle
Ages, while many of its poor
rural communities are governed
by tribal customs going back
long before;slam arrived.
Honour.killings iare known
as "karo-kari" killings.
A woman is deemed a "black
woman," a "kari," once she is
accused of having sex outside of
marriage and is liable to be
killed. "Karo" is the male ver-
The custom : -rooted in
tribe m, althoughlia strict inter-
pretation of Islam's hudood pe-
nal code also rules that adulter-
ers should be stoned to death.
A former president of Paki-
stan, Farooq Ahmed Leghari,
comes from Dera. Ghazi Khan.
He says it will take more than

laws to change society there, or
places like it.
"To fight this menace you
need social movements involv-
ing people from all segments of
society," Leghari told Reuters
after the launch of the campaign
against "honour killings."
President Pervez
Musharraf champions enlight-
enment, but critics say he has
achieved little due to the influ-
ence of tribal chieftains, feudal
lords and religious parties in
A law enacted last year set
a minimum 10-year jail sentence
for perpetrators of so-called
honour killings.
But rights lawyer Rashid
Rehman said crimes are more
often covered up by families,
and police prefer not to get in-
"Those arrested are often
freed for lack of evidence or af-
- ter reconciling with the victims'
families, in most cases close
relatives," he said.
While police have taken
Ayesha Baloch's assailants into
custody, along with their father
who egged them on, she has low
expectations of justice; "They
are powerful people with
money, and will get out on bail."
Mukhtaran Mai, an icon
for oppressed women and
herself the victim of a gang
rape in 2002, said police
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Sunday Chronicle June 4, 2006



By Toshi Maeda

TOKYO (Reuters) The Mona Lisa's smile may always remain
a mystery, but it is now possible to hear what her voice would
have sounded like, thanks to a Japanese acoustics expert.
Dr Matsumi Suzuki, who generally uses his skills to help with
criminal investigations, measured the face and hands of Leonardo
da Vinci's famous 16th century portrait to estimate her height and
create a model of her skull.
"Once we have that, we can create a voice very similar to that
of the person concerned," Suzuki told Reuters in an interview at
his Tokyo office last week. "We have recreated the voices of a lot
of famous people that were very close to the real thing and have
been used in film dubbing."
The chart of any individual's voice, known as a voice print, is
unique to that person and Suzuki says he believes he has achieved
90 per cent accuracy in recreating the quality of the enigmatic
woman's speaking tone.
"I am the Mona Lisa. My true identity is shrouded in mys-
tery," the portrait proclaims on a Web site at http://
"In Mona Lisa's case, the lower part of her face is quite wide
and her chin is pointed," Suzuki explained. "The extra volume means
a relatively low voice, while the pointed chin adds mid-pitch tones,"
he added.
The scientists brought in an Italian woman to add the neces-
sary intonation to the voice.
"We then had to think about what to have her say," Suzuki
said. "We tried having her speak Japanese, but it didn't suit her
Experts disagree over who was represented in the portrait, with
some saying the smiling woman is Leonardo himself, or his mother.
The team also attempted to recreate Leonardo's own voice in a
project timed to coincide with the release of the film 'The Da Vinci
Code'. Suzuki said he was less confident about its accuracy be-
cause he had to work from self-portraits where the artist wore a
beard, concealing the shape of his face.
Suzuki's work has made contributions to criminal inves-
tigations in one case after he successfully aged a person's
voice by a decade. A recording of the voice was broadcast on
television, leading to the apprehension of a suspect.


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Date: August 01, 2006
Time: 10 am
Venue: Windsor Forest Masjid ( East)
By er of President general [AG]

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Making Objections

The OBJECTIONS aspect of the Claims and Objections exercise regarding
entries on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) for the upcoming elections which is currently being
conducted by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), HAS BEEN EXTENDED

July 15, 2006 is the qualifying date for determining persons who would be 18 years and over, and could
become registered during this Claims and Objections exercise. Such persons must be Guyanese
citizens by birth, descent, naturalisation or citizens from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for
one year or more.
The PLE is accessible at the GECOM Offices and Sub-Offices located throughout Guyana's 10
Registration Districts and on the GECOM website at The Offices are
opened on Mondays to Fridays from 10 am to 7 pm. The Sub-Offices are opened on Mondays to
Friday from 3 pm to7 pm. All of the Offices open from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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requirements for inclusion on the OLE could only be made by accredited Scrutineers of Political Parties
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objected to is listed.

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shame of...
From page VIII
should enforce the law without bias, but getting more girls
into school was crucial, too.
"Until women are allowed to get educated ... these crimes
will continue," said Mai, whose rape was ordered by village
elders after her 12-year-old brother was accused of having sexual
relations with a woman of another tribe.
Some 70 per cent of Pakistanis live in rural areas where feu-
dalism and tribalism still thrive and traditional codes apply.
Burdened by a population of 160 million growing at well
over two per cent a year, and with an annual per capital income
of $800, Pakistan is in danger of being swamped by social prob-
Cities are inundated -with migrants from rural areas, who
bring village ways with them.
Police face an uphill battle even to stop an increase in
honour killings, never mind eradicate the crime, according to Fida
Hussain Mastoi, assistant inspector-general of police in the
southern province of Sindh.
Days earlier, Nur Jehan died in Karachi, a month after be-
ing shot four times by relatives who accused her of loose mor-
They tracked her down in the city, having travelled from a
village in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, then seized
her, shot her and left her for dead in a ditch. She survived for a
month in hospital, until a stomach wound became infected.
She was 14.

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by Petamber Persaud

HE IS de real-arrow, the real
McCoy. He is the inimitable
entertainer, composer, poet
and playwright, Dave Mar-
tins. And he's no copycat e
seh e goh waak into heaven,
put down e roti an seh 'wah
happening deh'.
That incomparable is Mar-
tins that he engineered his own
heaven on earth. After living for
a while in the maddening crowds
of North America. Martins felt
the need to return to the tran-
quillity of his roots. Midway to
Guyana, he stopped to create
his paradise. Living now in the
Cayman Islands, he has trans-
formed two and half acres of
land into a replica of Guyanese
society Guyanese greenheart
flooring and ceiling in the house,
Guyanese painting and sculp-
ture, Guyanese flora lining the

driveway and surrounding the
But Dave Martins 'is we
own'. He was born in 1935 in
Hague on the West Coast of
Demerara, Guyana. He grew up
between Pomeroon on the
Essequibo River to Vreed-cn-
Hoop on the Demerara River,
immortalising that period in the
song, 'Boyhood Days'. From
his mother, Zepherina, he learnt
never to procrastinate and more
importantly to show respect to
womanhood. His song, 'Angel
of the Ocean' is dedicated to
that wonderful woman. From
his farmer father. Joseph
Francis Martins. young Dave
learnt to organise.
Those qualities are serving
him well now that piracy is
wrecking havoc in the music in-
dustry especially of the Carib-
bean and Third World countries.
He contends that with techno-

logical advancement, piracy will
not go away, so whatever re-
dress is to be made to copyright
infringement must he made with
that in mind.
The proactive and
organising qualities he acquired
liat home are serving him well as
he keeps tight control on the
fortunes of the 'Tradewinds'
\with his own label. Penny
Records. reemmbering his cent
an jill days.
Dave Martins refers to him-
self as a country boo-boo and
thrives on the language of the
grassroots even though he at-
tended Roman Catholic influ-
enced schools. Sacred Heart in
Main Street (recently destroyed
by fire) and St. Stanislaus Col-
lege on Brickdam.
Dave Martins 'is we own'
in literary works other than in
his 'Guyana' songs like 'Not a
Blade of Grass', defying mighty

Venezuela's claim to about two-
thirds of Guyana. In 1988, his
first musical, 'Raise Up', was
staged, in Guyana, at the Na-
tional Cultural Centre, to mark
150 years of full emancipation
of slavery in Guyana. That play
named best play of the year,
later toured the Caribbean and
North America. In May 2006,
he wrote an elaborate musical,
'All in Wan', which was staged
at the
National Cultural Centre to
celebrate Guyana's Fortieth In-
dependence Anniversary.
Dave Martins 'is we own',
growing up in Guyana, he wrote
poetry and played music just
for fun but both hobbies were
to propel him to superstardom
as a composer and performer.
In 1955, he migrated to
Canada where he studied
journalism, took courses in
social sciences and humani-
ties. He's a self-taught lin-
guist, anthropologist, sociolo-
gist, and historian. In 1962,
he became a professional mu-
sician after studying towards
that end. Wanting to do more,
Please see page XI

DAVE Marins singing on stage at the gala performance of
All In Wan




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From page X
he gave up his song writing career with BMI label to form
his first band. 'The Debonairs' and to operate his own enter-
tainment club, 'Wee Place'.
Music is in his blood: it entered his bloodstream since in his
boyhood days in Guyana. It started in the home where his mother,
a huge influence on his life, was constantly singing. Growing up in
West Demerara, he couldn't escape the pulsating, haunting melody
of box guitars played in the dead of night by Joe and Jack Henry.
And then there was radio bringing to him all strains of music espe-
cially R&B, country & western, Latin American, and some calypso.
But for his song writing, he draws heavily on African music.
In 1966, he formed the 'Tradewinds' and the winds of change
entered his life as the band gained instant success, feeding off the
connectivity with the large West Indian community in Toronto. The
group's first song, 'Honeymooning Couple' was a runaway hit; forty
years, later the band is still going strong and going places per-
forming annually in the region and in North America. The band per-
formed at prestigious venues as Madison Square Garden. Carnegie
Hall, and Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Martins wrote 'Honeymooning Couple' from a joke he heard
while working on the air traffic system at Atkinson (now Timehri)
Airport, Guyana, or in his own words, 'de air base'. There were
other sources of inspiration for writing songs. The highly enter-
taining 'Cricket in the Jungle' came out of a performance by Ken
Corsbie. West Indians resident in the region and in the Diaspora
would relate well to 'Caribbean Man', 'Copycat', 'Civilisation', 'Mr.
Rooster', 'Wong Ping' and 'Yuh can't geh'. So far, Martins has writ-
ten and recorded some 110 songs.
He dispelled the notion that he's the conscience of the West
Indies, sayiftg he merely holds up a mirror to that society, no more.
no less, for he is first and foremost and always will be just an en-
In 1970, he won the CBC Canada Song Competition. In 1982,
he was honoured by the Government of Guyana with the Arrow of
Achievement Medal. In the 2002, the Guyana Folk Festival, New
York, honoured him with the Wordsworth McAndrew Award, and
in 2003, St. Stanislaus College recognized his contribution to music
and culture.
And how would the change in music from melody to rhythm
base affect his output? 'No problem, dere man, I would continue
to meet the needs of my fans' like in 'All in Wan'.
And, of course, only Dave Martins could in a shrewd way
pose the question, 'where are your heroes' Guyana....

Repose o hi atorteepoe 59) 2-065o

Hominids' cave rave-ups

may link music and speech

By Michael Roddy

(Reuters) It was a dark and
stormy night, and in a cave in
what is now southern France.
Neanderthals were singing,
dancing and tapping on sta-
lagmites with their finger-
nails to pass the time.
Did this Ice-Age rave-up
happen, perhaps 50.000 to
100,000 years ago, on a cold
night in the Pleistocene Epoch?
Or is it purely a figment of the
imagination of Steven Mithen.
professor of early prehistory at
the University of Reading in
Impossible to know.
Mithen, 45. readily admits, but
in his book. 'The Singing Nean-
derthals'. he has built a strong
case that our hominid ancestors
had a musical culture, and a ru-
dimentary form of communica-
tion that went with it. that has
left traces deeply embedded in
modem mankind.
Why else, for example,
would music have universal ap-
peal and such a strong pull on
the human psyche? Why, when
we hear music, do we feel the
need to tap our feet, or dance?
Why do we think some
passages of music paint pic-
tures, or instruments have "con-
versations" with each other?
Why indeed.
In the book, published last
year in Britain and this year in
the United States, Mithen at-
tempts to re-create against all
odds a "soundscape" of pre-
history and plug what he thinks
is a huge gap in human knowl-'
edge the link between language
and music.
"Obviously, I'm trying to
address a sort of impossible
Please turn to page XVI

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A Neanderthal cave site is seen in Croatia in an undated file photo. In Steven Mithen's
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had a musical culture, and a rudimentary form of communication that went with it, that
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work with community groups, among other stakeholders. to implement a broad-based
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have been established in several regions. These connmittees coordinate community level
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on an annual basis upon satisfactory performance.
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Page XI


xi Sunday Chroi

anniversary production evokes




By Neil Marks

SEASONED with reflections
and memories and then put to
fire in song and dance,
costume, poetry, raps and
rhythms, sights and sounds,
All in Wan, wended its way
through the past 40 years of
Guyanese life evoking
bellyful laughter, tear-filled
eyes and sober thoughts of
what keeps sustaining us at
home our vibrant and varied
The distressing moments
made you think you should have
never put so much pepper in the
pot "cause yo eye water guh
run" but the pot would not have
been complete without it. The
ingenious comedy left you using
your fingers to lick any remains
in the plate. And, of course, the
"bun-bun" was just as good as
the rest of the meal.
Dave Martins was sure of
what 'All in Wan' would achieve.
He promised it would make
you clap and laugh and jump,
and maybe even shed a tear. It
did all of that.
His script of the vibrant
Guyanese culture over the past
40 years was brought to life on
stage through Gem-Madhoo
Nascimento's vast experience in
theatre production and the
unstoppable prowess of Ron
Robinson as Director.
The Guyana Telephone

W kB'R'.ll

and Telegraph Co
(GT&T) commit
Martins to writ
production "to
moments of nostalgia
of us, to cultivate aw
in others and gene
remind us that,
everything, Guyana is


mpany you do is that you find all that
ssioned is digestible, throw it in a pot
e the and set to boil.
create The gala performance was
in some staged on Independence Day
areness itself, May 26, sort of a banquet
rally to of delicious dishes metagee,
despite roti and duck curry, callaloo,
ours to Iguana stew for "the important

Accompanying them were the in diversity. This was aptly
main performers of the night portrayed by the Classique
Archie (Howard Lorimer), Geesh dancers. First, one member of
(Kirk Jardine), Kaimchan (Ajay the group performed the Indian
Baksh) and Chiney (Michael kathak dance to music from the
Ignatius). Cove and John Ashram. Then,
It was Archie's birthday another member of the group
and the quartet already had performed an African dance to
-somethmng-I-befretrampins--bets-fro-the-Cngt Nya
through the streets to his drummers. The music was
place for a celebration. When blended and the two exchanged
they settled down in his dances.
backyard and withdrew a This was followed by the
bottle of XM rum, you knew showing of clips from a video
it was going to be some by Mike Charles, showing the
serious "gyaff." myriad waterfalls and
They started off with one waterways in the country.
plain, simple truth, and that is This was showed as Dave
that "plenty ting pass through Martins' 'River come down'
dis country in de pas' 40 years. played.
It ain't three cents ting." After that, the production
From that, they lunged into took a poignant turn. Kaimchan
a hysterical, and at times, sober and Archie reflect on the true
reflection, of what has happened spirit of Guyanese mothers and
in the country's post- their love for their sons. They
Independent history. But for the told familiar stories, of their
most part, it was a celebration mothers not sleeping until they
of the things that make got home at nights, however late
Guyanese happy at heart. it might have been. Then they
As the four reminisced about reflected on all of those mothers
some of imaginative characters who have seen their sons migrate
who are remembered for "Tryin' in search of a better life for
a thing," calypsonian Mighty themselves and their relatives
Rebel took a "shot," grabbed a back home.
microphone and told of all those As Kaimchan talks of the
who fit the category: If there's agony on the face of a mother he
"some kind o' tricky business, saw embracing her son at the
the fella looking to swing, the airport, just before his departure,
contractor who build a selling Lianne Williams emerged on
and it float away, the stage and rendered the soulful
Georgetown clerk who buy a 'Ow Bayta'. It was a moving
new truck and Hammie didn't tribute that resonated with not
know, when the Army say it only the mothers, but the fathers
can't find the guns, 'dey only in the audience.

trying a ting.'"
Kaimchan is mesmerised by
the "wicked" Classique dancers,

RHYTHM, RHYTHM: Chiney (Michael Ignatius) Archie (Howard Lorimer), Kaimchan (Ajay Baksh)
and Geesh (Kirk Jardine) perform in All In Wan.

love and to build."
It was GT&T's gift to
Guyana on the fortieth
anniversary of the country's

IT'S no use going in to
ingredients for this pot; it was
an All in Wan. Basically, what

No sooner had President
Bharrat Jagdeo arrived than the
tin cup band emerged from the
foyer of the National Cultural
Centre and into the auditorium.
Tapping away their tin cups,
the band made its way to the
stage as Dave Martins'
'Rhythm, rhythm' played.

AKAWAIO MAN: Isaac Jerry accepts a token honour from President Bharrat Jagdeo. He
led a mission to plant the national flag on Mount Ayangana on May 26, 1966.

putting members of the group on
stage to a sizzling performance
of African dance.
As the four sipped and
moved on to the good Guyanese
food, like metagee and roti,
Geesh, who sported a good size
stomach (real), changed the
national motto to 'One Nation,
One People, One Belly'.
Ron Robinson was ace in
his portrayal of an England-
based Guyanese who sought
peculiar English dishes from
the Pegasus. The
enterprising waitress, played
by Nicola Moonsammy, found
a Guyanese equivalent for
each of the dishes.
The "fellas" next cracked
jokes about an Indian national
who was afraid that the Diwali
lights from the diyas would blow
up his gas station on the Eats
Coast. That gave way to a
performance by the Nadira and
Indranie Shah Dance Troupe,
who performed a tribute to the
Hindu goddess of light.
The guys followed on,
reflecting on how the different
aspects of Guyanese cultures
have developed and when fused
make for a celebration of unity

"Nine long months ah carry
yuh in me belly
Now you on de plane
Yuh chester drawer in de
room sitting empty
No clothes dere again
Me and you planted bora
and corailla
Livin' Cove and John
Now as ah look in de yard
and remember
All mi spirit gone."

Kaimchan is overcome by
his emotions and seeks to ease
it by heading upstairs to get
another bowl of ice. Archie goes
with him.
Geesh thinks Archie's
birthday celebration is getting
too "serious." He talks about
how the Guyanese who have
gone overseas have indeed
achieved a lot, becoming, for
example, doctors and lawyers.
"Some of them even become
entertainers," he says, and Terry
Gajraj takes to the stage with
'Guyanese Baboo'.
Another poignant moment
of the evening followed when
Isaac Jerry was elevated on a
platform to take a bow as the
man who led the expedition up
Mount Ayangana to plant the
national flag on Independence
Day, 1966. He received tribute
as the 'Akawaio Man' and
Amerindian dancers added to the
Soon thereafter, revellers in
Mashramani costume celebrated
to Rudy Grant's 'Mash in
After a brief intermission,
the poem 'Ah Dun wid Mash'
dramatised by Sheldon
Braithwaite, well described the
position Guyanese find
themselves in the day after
Mashramani worn out and
broke, and vowing never to
tramp again. That is, until the
bug bites them again the
following year!
The highlight of the final

Please turn to page XIV,,



icle June 4, 2006 XIII

ulilt an utensils made
Guyanese Amerindian
paintings, sculptures, leath
and fibre objects
contemporary Guyane
artists from different ethn
backgrounds, opened to t.
public at the gallery of tl
IDB Cultural Centr
Washington DC, on Thursdi
More than 50 works by t
Amerindian population ha
been selected, as well
paintings and sculptures fro
private and public collection
such as the Walter Ro
Museum of Anthropolog
Castellani House, the Museum
African Heritage, the Roots an
culture Gallery, the Burrow
School of Art, and the Facul
of Arts of the University
The exhibit titled 'The Ai
of Guyana: A Multicultur
Caribbean Adventure' pay
tribute to Guyanese artists ai
culture and runs until August 1
"'he exhibition recognizes ti
cultural contributions made, fro
pre-Columbian times to the presei
by so many men and women
varied ethnic and culture
backgrounds, including region
indigenous Americans, African
Indians and Europeans. The
combined influence, at differe
times in history, has made cultu
part of a sustained effort to advan
development in the country. Th
exhibition acknowledges their effo
and gives the IDB an opportunity
to join in the 2006 celebrations o
Guyana's 40th year
independence an thl
commemoration of Caribbea
American Heritage Month, which
was declared for June by the U
Congress," Mirna Lievano d
Marques, IDB External Relatior
The curator of the exhibition
is Felix Angel, the IDB Cultur;

JOE Cabongo, 1967-81 by
Philip Moore. Acrylic on
plyboard, collection of the
National Art Gallery,
Castellani House... .

of Centre General Coordinator and
by Curator, who is assisted by
as, Elfrieda Bissember, Curator and
ier Director of the National Gallery
by of Guyana, Castellani House.,
se and Gerard Perreira, Assistant
lic Director of the Walter Roth
he Museum, in Georgetown.
he TheIDBsaiditisfullyaware
re, of the challenges posed to the
ay. Caribbean nations by a
he constantly changing economic,
ve political and social environment,
as each year more globalised than
im before. "But it is also aware of
ns their accomplishments and
th potential, and of the role that
y, culture plays in defining and
of clarifying them, as it does in the
nd construction process of any great
es nation," a release from the IDB
ty Cultural Centre said.
of Angel stated in his
introduction of the exhibition
ts that it has been organised with
al the intention of showing the
ys "multicultural composition of
nd Guyanese society today, to give
1. credit to the many people who
he have participated in the cultural
m definition of its nationhood as
nt, represented by architecture, and
of to recognize those contemporary
al artists who continue to work in
al the country, no matter how
is, difficult the practice of the arts
ir may be."
nt The exhibition includes a
re number of objects created and
e manufactured by the
is descendants of the original
rt, inhabitants, and seeks to
ty highlight their aesthetic and
of visual aspects.
of "The catalogue includes a
ie marginal reference to the
in architectural legacy of Guyana,
:h one of the richest in the
S Caribbean. Examples of
le Christian, Hindu and Muslim
is faiths, and Indian, Middle
Eastern, and European cultures
n abound. Residential architecture
al is particularly important. Many
old houses have been taken over
by insurance companies and
other business, preserving them
for future generations, while
making convenient use of them
due to their strategic urban
location. Most of them bear the
Demerara window, a trademark

r -I!,y a

Exhibit at Inter-American
' Development Bank (IDB),
Washington, pays tribute to
Guyanese artists living and
working in Guyana.

A multi-

The Arts

been added to "give an indication,
nothing more, that some art
pioneers existed at the time of
emancipation from England,
helping to establish a perspective
for those deprived visions when
narrating the 'official' history of
the arts in the country..."
Among the outstanding
pieces on display are Winston
Strick's leather sculptures, one
of which was recently acquired
by the Inter-American
Development Bank; the
paintings by Carl Anderson; and
the paintings, sculptures and

feature of Guyanese colonial
architecture. Among the most
impressive buildings is the
Residence of the Prime Minister,
and the Guyana National
Gallery, which bears the name of
Caesar Castellani (who designed
it), the famous architect of many
structures built in the city of
Georgetown during the 19th
century. Although fire and the
elements have damaged and
destroyed many wooden
structures over time, Guyana's
remaining examples of colonial
Caribbean architecture are
unique," the release said.
It added that Guyana's

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SIGNS of the Zodiac,
1993, by Winston Slrick.
Leather, with aluminum
and galvanised wire,
collection of the Roots
and Culture Gallery.

artistic Diaspora is spread all
over the world, and previous
exhibits in Washington have
given ample testimony of this
fact, featuring the work of many
artists, some of whom live in the
United States. However, the
current display is intentionally
focused on artists currently
living in Guyana. A component
to the exhibition in the form of
the work of Stanley Greaves,
Patrick Barrington, Hubert
Moshett and Ronald Savory, has


reliefs of Philip Moore, one of
the most intriguing and multi-
faceted artists of the entire
Caribbean who is still living and
working in Guyana. The
exhibition also includes fibre
work of three "much younger,
promising students at the Art
Faculty of the University of
Guyana, Carlesta Sutton, Stacia
Pitt and Brian George.
The IDB Cultural Centre
has extended its gratitude to
all those who have made the


exhibition possible including
Keith Booker of the Ministry
of Culture, Youth and Sport;
the Ministry of Tourism;
Tamika Boatswain, National
Museum; Dr. James Rose,
National Trust; Dr. Desrey
Fox and Gerard Perreira,
Walter Roth Museum;
Chairman and Management
Committee of the National
Gallery; Tota Mangar,
University of Guyana, Faculty
of Arts; June Dubisette,
National Archives; Kathleen
Thompson, Burrowes School


of Art; R. Williams, Roots and
Culture Gallery; Jenny Daly,
Museum of African Heritage;
Anna Correia, Women's
Artists Association; Patsy Ann
Ramussen, Smithsonian
Institution; Desmond Alli,
artist; Winslow Craig, artist;
and Carl Anderson, artist.
Special thanks to the IDB
Representative in Guyana,
Sergio Varas-Olea, and Marco
Nicola, Deputy

4 1






KINGS of the
South, 2002-2004
by Winslow Craig.
Samaan wood.

m- .. I


...n.... C r i e u 4



The Passage
In the house where I grew up, my brother was on
his back in his bed for almost 33 years, in the same cor-
ner of his room, under the same window, beside the
same yellow walls. Oliver was blind and mute. His
legs were twisted. He didn't have the strength to lift
his head or the intelligence to learn anything.
Today I am an English teacher, and each time I
introduce my class to The Miracle Worker, a play about
the blind and deaf Helen Keller, I tell my students about
Oliver. Once a boy raised his hand and said, "Oh, Mr.
de Vinck, you mean he was a vegetable."
I stammered for a few seconds. My family and
I fed Oliver. We changed his diapers, bathed him, tick-
led his chest to make him laugh. We listened to him
laugh as we watched television downstairs. We listened
to him as he rocked his arms up and down to make the
bed squeak. We listened to him cough in the middle of
the night.
"Well, I guess you could call him a vegetable," I
finally said. "I called him Oliver, my brother. You would
have liked him."
When my mother was pregnant with Oliver, she
was overcome by fumes from a leaking coal-burning
stove. My father pulled her outside, where she revived
On April 20"', 1947, Oliver was born. A healthy-
looking, plump, beautiful boy. A few months later, my
mother brought him to a window and held him in the
sunlight. Oliver looked directly into the sun and my
mother realized that her baby was blind. My parents
learned, with the passing months, that blindness was part
of the problem.
The doctor at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York
City told my mother and father there was absolutely
nothing that could be done for Oliver. He didn't want
my parents to grasp at false hope. "You could place
him in an institution," he said.
"But he is our son," my parents replied. "We will
take Oliver home, of course."
The good doctor said, "Then take him home and
love him."
We'd wrap a box of baby cereal for Oliver at
Christmas and place it under the tree. We'd pat his head
with a damp cloth in the middle of a July heat wave.
His baptismal certificate hung on the wall above his
head. A bishop came to the house and confirmed him.
Even now, five years after his death, Oliver re-
mains the weakest, most helpless human being I ever
met, and yet he was one of the most powerful. He could
do absolutely nothing except breathe, sleep and eat; yet
he was responsible for love, courage and insight....
(Christopher De Vinck, "The Power of My Pow-
erless Brother")

About the Excerpt and Composition Writing in Gen-
Today's piece was chosen to help you see how dia-
logue helps writing; how thoughts are captured in dia-
But beside dialogue, notice how the writer is re-
vealing the happening in simple terms but yet being ef-
fective. You feel what is to come even before it comes
Read the piece again and really get the feeling
of love, courage and insight that pervades the atmo-
In writing compositions, guidance is never too much.
You can do many things: tell about something that hap-
pened, what something was or is like, what you know
about something, how to do something, what you think
about something and what some other person thinks
about something. Just persevere once you are shown
the way.

Something to Do

Write a composition on the topic, "Hope for the
Hopeless." Let the picture below be a sort of guide.

Persuasive Writing: A Letter of Complaint

When you write a letter of complaint, you usually
want to persuade someone to solve a problem. In the
example below, written by a high school student in an-
other part of the world, notice how the writer calmly
identifies the problem, offers evidence, and proposes a
reasonable solution.

I purchased an automatic clothes-washer, model
97563, from M & T Appliance Service Centre on April
22nd. On May 6"' the washer began leaking water from
the bottom.
Right away, I called M & T and explained the
problem. I also explained my warranty, which entitles
me to parts and labour for a full year from the purchase
date. The next day M & T sent two repairmen, but
they were unsuccessful, and the washer still leaked. I
called again, and on May 9"' the same men came back
but still could not fix the washer. On May 12't 1 re-
ceived a bill for $15,000 from M & T for parts and
labour. I now have called and visited your store on sev-
eral occasions. Mr. Goodhope, the department manager.
insists that I am responsible for paying the bill.
I am enclosing a copy of my original receipt, my
warranty, and the repair bill. I believe I am not respon-
sible for these charges. My washer still leaks, so I re-
quest that M & T live up to the terms of the warranty
and fix it. If it cannot be fixed, please replace it with
another washer of the same make and model. I hope
we can come to an agreement on this matter.

1. Note the writer's summary of complaint captured
in a sentence the opening sentence.
2. Look for the evidence the writer supplies to jus-
tify the complaint.
3. What is the writer's suggested solution to the is-
sue? Do you think it is a reasonable one?

Points to be clear about: When you are writing a let-
ter of complaint, you are trying to solve a problem. Your
goals are to explain your problem, convince your reader
that you have a valid complaint, and propose a reason-
able solution. Just remember these points: Here's my
complaint, here's how the problem happened, here's
what you can do in the situation. Three properly writ-
ten paragraphs can do the job.

The poem: Responding to Imagery
The images the poet uses enable readers to share

the poet's unique experience of the world. How would
you respond to the images in the following poem? Here
comes the poem.

Corsons Inlet
I went for a walk over the dunes again this morning
to the sea,
then turned right along
the surf
rounded a naked headland
and returned
along the inlet shore:
it was muggy sunny, the wind from the sea steady and
crisp in the running sand,
some breakthroughs of sun
but after a bit
continuous overcast:
the walk liberating, I was released from forms,
from the perpendiculars,
straight lines, blocks, boxes, binds
of thought
into the hues, shadings, rises, flowing bends and blends
of sight...
A. R. Ammons

Sometimes people are affected by a poem that they
feel a need to respond in a creative way. Here are
some ways that you can try:
1. Create a collage to express the image's meaning
to you.
2. Use your journal to write about the feelings the
image has aroused in you.
3. Write a poem on a image that inspires you.
4. Read the poem aloud for a friend or a group of

Solution to "Do not lose sight of sentence fragments"
A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence
punctuated as if it were a complete sentence. Correct-
ing sentence fragments:

1. Short story writing can be fulsome and exciting.
Never lacks feeling. [The subject is omitted in the sec-
ond sentence. It (short story writing) never lacks
2. Your readers have different levels of enjoyment.
And varying degrees of interest in your characters.
[Simply a case of a full stop in an incorrect position. -
Your readers have different levels of enjoyment, and
varying degrees of interest in your characters.]
3. What kind of language should you use to reach a
younger audience? Probably conversational. [The sec-
ond sentence structure lacks subject and predicate. (It
(the audience) probably prefers conversational lan-
4. Regardless of their likes. Make sure that your
audience understands the setting and plot you use. [The
first construction lacks subject and predicate. (Regard-
less of what your audience likes.)]
5. Children like to listen to stories read every day
by their teachers. Seem to like myths. [The subject is
omitted in the second sentence construction. (They
(children) seem to like myths.)]
6. Children seem to grow up quickly these days.
Very outspoken. [The subject and its verb are omitted
in the second sentence construction. (They are very

Now take some time off to check the language used
in all your exercise books, especially those checked by
your teachers recently. Are all of your sentences re-
ally what they should be? Is your answer easy to ar-
rive at? Good. Then you are in a position of comfort,'
Keep it up!

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Sunday Chronicle June 4, 2006


Hot cocoa for

healthier skin?

By Amy Norton
NE WYORK (Reuters) Forget
slathering on the cocoa but-
ter. A cup of hot cocoa might
be the key to looking
younger, the results of a
small study suggest.
Researchers in Germany
found that women 'who drank
an antioxidant-rich brand of hot
cocoa for three months devel-
oped smoother, better-hydrated

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skin that was less vulnerable to
The improvements may
stem from the cocoa's high lev-
els of antioxidants called fla-
vonols, study co-author Dr.
Wilhelm Stahl, a researcher at
Heinrich Heine University in
Dusseldorf told Reuters Health

Flavono!s are a group of plant
compounds found in tea, wine and
a variety of fruits and vegetables,
as well as cocoa beans. Some re-
search has suggested that these nu-
trients can improve blood flow and
blood vessel function, and Stahl's
team found evidence of increased
circulation in the skin of women
who drank flavonol-rich cocoa.
The study, published in the
Journal of Nutrition, adds to the
spate of recent research suggest-
ing that dark chocolate may be
a health food of sorts, capable

of lowering blood pressure and
possibly heart disease risk.
Chocolate giant Mars Inc.
support the current study and
provided the high-flavonol co-
coa a product called Cocoapro
that the company says is har-
vested and processed in a way
that nreserv esthe rocoa hean'

fiavonol content. A cup of the
cocoa also contains more than
200 calories.
Stahl and his colleagues
randomly assigned 24 women
to have a daily cup of the
high-flavonol cocoa or a low-
flavonol cocoa. At the start
and conclusion of the study,
the researchers used sensi-
tive imaging tests to mea-
sure the women's skin struc-
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and sensitivity to UV radia-

Hominids' cave

rave-ups may .

From page XI
topic. I mean, how stupid for an archeologist to write about
music because you can't hear anything in the past," Mithen,
who is also involved in more conventional projects like digs
in Scotland, said in an interview at his university office.

"So I'm trying to draw on as many sources of evidence as pos-
sible and some are more tenuous and more controversial than oth-
ers, but you put them together and you make an argument about
how music and language evolved."
He rose to the challenge, he writes in his preface, because "the
propensity to make music is the most mysterious, wonderful and
neglected feature of mankind."
Mithen is not the first to tackle the musical nature of prehis-
toric man, and music's links to language, but he's one of the most
industrious. He spent two years thinking about the book, nine
months writing it and his end notes run to 80-plus pages.
To make his case, he draws on everything from scans of the
human brain, studies of music and language ability in people who
have suffered brain damage, skeletal remains of prehistoric homi-
nids and his own imagination.
He argues that Neanderthals, as well as some other, early homi-
nids, developed a form of communication he refers to by the acro-
nym "HMMMMMM" standing for "holistic, manipulative, multi-
modal, musical and mimetic."
In brief, it means prehistoric man or woman used phrases, a
modem example of which is the almost universal expression of dis-
taste yuckk," to communicate simple suggestions or commands, such
as "let's go hunt" or "food to share." The "multi-modal" part re-
fers to the use of body language, which Mithen says hominids were
much more attuned to than we are today.
--- Thswasn't language as we know it, in which words are as-
sembled to convey meaning, but was more like a phrase of music.
The individual notes mean nothing, but the sound as a whole can
touch us to the quick. Or, in the case of Neanderthals, sing every-
one to come to supper.

It's a bit of a leap to ask modem readers to accept that our
ancestors uttered "holistic" phrases, all traces of which have long
since vanished into the ether.
However, Mithen says we still resort to something like this,
most notably when mothers talk to babies. It is the cooing and re-
assuring sounds she makes that count, not the language, since in-
fants at first don't know Chinese from Hungarian from English.
He also remarks on the prosody, rhythm and pitch of modern
language, and points out that hominids have shared ancestors mil-
lions of years ago, with each other and with apes and other pri-
mates, whose grunts and pants also have musical qualities.
A little wistfully, he notes that Neanderthals, despite having a
brain even larger than homo sapiens the rumbler from the jungles
of Africa who would eventually supplant them and vocal tracts
and larynxes suited to singing or talking, did not make the leap to
modem language and became extinct.
Perhaps Neanderthals were content to sing and dance in their
caves, ignoring innovation and turning out the same hand ax for
200,000 years. They may never have known what hit them.
Mithen believes it is important that we, moder-day homo sa-
piens who have perfected the use of word-based language to com-
municate, do not ignore our music-loving "inner Neanderthal."
"In the vast majority of cultures, kids are growing up just do-
ing music as a musical thing, yet in our culture we're excluding the
majority of children from participating because music's become an
Elitist activity," said the author, who was assigned to woodworking
after he auditioned for the choir.
"I don't'think we're.enabling "ids to fulfill their:poten-
tial ... because they've evolved, and te were born, ilbe musi-
'eCal" "

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The mango (Mangifera
indica L.) a highly edible and
delicious fruit comes from
the family Anacardiaceae
This fruit is indigenous to
India and Southeast Asia. It has
been cultivated in India for more
than 4000 years. Beginning in
the 16th century, mangoes were
gradually distributed around the
world, reaching the Americas in
the 18th century.
It has been indicated that
Portuguese travellers brought
the mango to the New World,
reaching Brazil by the beginning
of the 18th century. The mango
reached the West Indies first in
Barbados about 1742 from
Brazil. Later, the British planted
mangoes:in Jamaica from a
captured:ship in 1782, and
grafted plants first arrived from
India via Kew in 1869.
The fruit is classified as a
drupe. Mangoes vary in shape
(nearly round, oval, ovoid-
oblong), size and colour,
depending upon the variety.
They may be greenish, greenish-
yellow, yellow, red, orange, or

purple and weigh from a few
ounces to more than five
pounds (2.3 kg). The skin is
smooth and leathery,
surrounding the fleshy, pale-
yellow to deep- orange edible
portion. The fruits possess a
single large, flattened, kidney-
shaped seed that is enclosed in
a woody husk.
It is generally accepted
that there are two main types
of mango: The Indian and the
Indo Chinese. The Indian
type typically has mono
embryonic seeds and often
highly coloured fruits. The
Indo Chinese type typically
has poly embryonic seeds and
the fruit often lacks
attractive colouration.
In many areas of the
tropics, there are seedling
mangoes which do not clearly
fit in either of these types.
Some of these are 'Turpentine',
'Number 11', 'Madame
Francis', Kensington' -and
It is unclear when mangoes
were first introduced to Guyana.

However, it was before the
abolition of slavery.
In the 1880's, steps were
taken to import varieties of
improved quality from India
and the Caribbean Islands.
These important varieties
formed the basis of a collection
which was described as the best
to be had in the country. This
collection was planted and
maintained at the Botanic
Gardens. Also some new
arrivals which became available
were added, amounting to
approximately 30 varieties.
Improved varieties were
also provided from the
Rupununi District, some of
which were established usually
around ranches.
The most recent significant
introduction of improved varieties
into the country occurred in 1973
when scion material was imported
from Florida. The imported
varieties included such well-
known and important varieties as
'Haden', 'Toimy Atkins', 'Zill',
'Van Dyke', Vanraj', 'Langra',
'Kent', andl 'Keith'. These

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varieties were propagated by
vegetative means and established
at the Ebini Crop Station along
with 10 other varieties. Presently,
the Ilbini Crop Station, which is
part ol NARI, has 30 varieties. Put
together, Guyana has
approximately 67 varieties of
Most Guyanese are au fait
with the 'Buxton spice' and 'St.
Julian' mango variety. The
Buxton spice is one of the most
popular, because of its excellent
palatable qualities. However,
there are other varieties of spice
mango that are of higher Brix
(sugar content). The Buxton
spice was named after the
village 'Buxton' where large
mango groves of this variety
were cultivated. This mango
was later distributed throughout
Guyana by seeds after
consumption. Like wise, the
Julie mango is a very poplar
variety in the Eastern Caribbean.
When ripe, the colour of the skin
is an array of red, rust, green
and yellow. It is utilised as a
table mango.
In addition to these two
varieties, we also have other
famous mangoes such as the

Tommy Atkins or locally
known as the red breast, which
can attain a weight of 450-700g.
There is also the Long mango
which as several variations
including the Bottle and
Turpentine mangoes. These
have an average Brix of 13 per
cent and are more fibrous. Where
as, the Spice mango is sweeter
with a Brix ranging from 15-16
per cent and is les fibrous.
Bombay, an Indian variety,
locally called the erbice spice,
is sparsely cultivated along the
coast of Guyana and is ideal for
making pickles and chutney.
Over the past 20 years,
Guyana has been exporting St.
Julian (Julie) and Buxton spice,
both to the regional and
international markets. The
export market demands a
variety that is sweet, but not
fibrous. Of the 67 varieties
present in Guyana, many
satisfy the export market
criteria. More emphasis should
be placed through expanding
production, and research on
varieties such as: Tommy Atkin,
Keitt, Haden, Bombay, Kent,
Graham and Zill.
At present, the National

Agricultural Research
Institute has several mango
varieties within its
germplasm collection at its
Headquarters at Mon Repos,
Ebini Crop Station, and most
recently, the St. Ignatius
Horticultural Station. In
addition, grafted Spice and
Julie plants are sold year-
round to farmers, with an
average annual production of
7000 plants. NARI has also
published, a simple growing
guide for mango cultivation
in Guyana which covers the
agronomy of the crop and is
available to the farming

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Invitation for Bids

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World
Bank towards the Prevention & Control of HIV/AIDS. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract
for the supply of Goods and Services.

2. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids
from eligible suppliers for the supply of:



- Servers
- Desktop Computers
- UPS 500VA
- UPS 1000VA
- UPS 1500VA
- UPS 700VASmart
- Black & White LaserJet Printer
- Stabilisers 1200VA
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- Software, Windows 2003 Server OS
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- Software, Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition (Latest)

Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and
uplift Bidding Documents at the following address from 9:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs from
May 30, 2006.

Executive Director
Attention: Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 226-2425,226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: mohgog@networksgy corn /

3. BiddingDocument can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a
non refundable fee of $G20, 000 in the name of Health Sector Development Unit.
The method of payment will be by company cheque.

4. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope
"the name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words
'do not open before Tuesday, June 27, 2006."

5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender Box of the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main
and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 09:00 hours on
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence
of those Bidders' or their representative who choose to attend, at 09:00 hours or
shortly thereafter, on June 27, 2006.

6. Valid Compliance Certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the
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multi-racial influence in i


I was deeply honoured to have
been invited to represent the
Guyana government and
people at a recent public
lecture by my old friend and
cultural activist
Elombe (formerly Elton
Mottley) on the topic
Stickfighting, called
sticklicking in Barbados, is a
type of sword fighting-
like martial art involving two or
more participants using wooden
sticks of various lengths.
Held at the Barbados cam-
pus of the University of the
West Indies, the lecture was
most informative. It filled in the
details about a working people's
grassroots activity many in the
packed Lecture Theatre
had only vaguely known about
while growing up from the
1950s onwards.
It was a well researched de-
livery, drawing from sources as
diverse as still practising enthu-
siasts of the almost obscure art
form to university academics.
Elombe outlined the origins of
stickfighting and the need to
preserve it as part of our cul-
ture whether we live in Barba-
dos, Guyana or elsewhere in the
The former Barbados gov-
ernment Director of Cul-
ture (1982) who now resides in
Jamaica where he writes and
hosts a radio phone-in
programme. said the art form as
used by people of African de-
scent in the Caribbean and cer-
tain parts of Central and South
America originated in parts of
West Africa.
Stickfighting skills were also
brought to the hemisphere by

ample, combatants of the 1816
slave rebellion in Barbados be-
ing armed with sticks.
There were variations of it
among the many islands and
territories including Spanish
speaking countries. The
"rules" of stickfighting, Elombe
explained, varied. For example in

activity was accompanied by
drums and singing. In Guyana,
groups sometimes took part in
Setu activities in clearings in the
canefields and forest areas, of-
ten at Christmas time.
For the most part, in its
pure form, it was good natured,
a sport-like activity

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Indian Silambam stickfighter

Trinidad where it is known as
Kalenda, the hitting of your
"opponent" below the waist
was frowned upon. In Barbados
and some other places, any part
of the body, including the tes-
ticles, could be a target.
The art form had different
names. Aside from the Kalenda
(sometimes called Calinda). it

Portuguese stickfighters

indentured workers from India
while European traditions fur-
ther influenced it.
Aside from the preservation
of cultural art forms as part of
everyday life while relaxing and
interacting with others, it was
also used for defensive and
other purposes. He cited for ex-

was known as Setu in Guyana,
Mani in Cuba. Mousondi in
Haiti and Koko Makeku in
Curacao. Among the other coun-
tries where research has been
conducted on it are Carriacou in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Suriname and Puerto Rico.
In some communities, the

instilling discipline and mental
skills and "a certain bravado and
indomitable spirit" as the lec-
turer put it. An integral part of
the art form, Elombe said, was
its defensive skills. Indeed, the
title of the lecture was 'Cover
down yuh Bucket', a Bajan ex-
pression meaning 'prepare your
defence' or 'watch yourself'.
Speaking before the
Bajan audience, Elombe re-
ferred to what he described as
the "martial" reputation of
Bajans throughout the region
during the heyday of
stickfighting after Emancipa-
tion in the mid-1800s and
well into the 1940s and
1950s. With labour shortages
in English-speaking coun-
tries, as well as Panama
where they worked on the
building of the Canal, Bajans
spread out looking for jobs.
Many worked as policemen.
There was a ripple
of appreciative smiles, some
would describe as embar-
rassed acknowledgements, in
the audience when the
speaker intoned twice:
"Bajans headed out to B.G.",
referring to then British
Guiana. In the early part of
the last century there were at
itsa .'f mes as many

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From page XVIII
Bajans" in the Guyana
Police force as local non-com-
missioned officers, he said.
Bajans had a bad reputation.
In fact, Elombe disclosed there
was some similarity between
the word 'Bajan' and 'Bad
John' in Trinidad where they
also -. went. They ..took.
stickfighting kills with ,them.
,Thit caught up in.aagss.

Stickfighters in action

and lumpen elements including including trade union
prostitutes and "wharf rats" or leader H.N. Critchlow, were also
the "underworld culture" as involved in the early organised
Elombe described it. As labour struggles.
pnlier.mPn they w're nalsn tickfighting crossed racial
feared. Referring to research boundaries and its origins re-
done by U.S.-based Guyanese- fleeted this, Elombe noted.
born academic Juantia de "Stickfighting in the Car-
Barros, Elombe said Pajans ibbean (and Guyana) also ab-
were found among the sorbed European and Indian
*antapee" gangsin Guyana. e H a, ln eaces. Both .Euopiea
,a4ed other, more 4iaciplined aan :. ladia stick ftji2 g
4qad focused Indivduals,. em t have hl r
,a,. _. '

tormbd AIhat the:wordgoT#
atickfighting, pnauelyiet ,in
Guyana was a Hindi w 6did.tas
Slickly therefore, thatthe arthixrm
was -practised by- ildoa -
"Guyanese as part of their c d-
ture, but also incorporating io-
cal influences. It instilled disci-
pline, learning and self-defence
According to the Wikipedia
website, there is a form of
stickfighting martial art called
Silambattam practised in the
southern Indian provinces of

Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The
staffs are 1.68 metres (five and
a half feet).
Among other countries,
Ith e ig n Innj tradition nf

them. or encouragement to the art
In his lecture, Elombe form. Instead, he lamented,
also paid homage to Joe they promoted such sports
Hoad, the son of a white as fencing and archery. While.
Rarhndian planter who tried these latter sports have a
to preserve the art form in role, he felt activities which
Barbados during the 1940s "define Bajan character"
and 1950s to the extent of should also be preserved.
organising a competition in He concluded his well re-
1955 at one of the local cin- searched and appreciated
emas. lecture: "Many ofour (tradi-
Why did the a.r.formbe- tional),praptiqes have k been
.come almost etiapt?. lombe bandoaed, i ipative
ventred that one of lrbeeasons. "twe(aCas i beapeupteof
may be the i"emlphsis'on ilanid)t(eMgc mai'v'sfor&
-Amnercansvatue5anpBUU ices" Aear- rvivalWilliingnatios,
- instilledd even oi with e ad- w ncrean e e~ wlMaioan so-
ventoftelevision'iatotheegion as to revive-hdee practices for
in the early 1960s. future geeations. Itis aot that
The graduate' from what we have i archaic, butthat
Canadian and US universities we don't recognize ourown ex-
in Accounting and Finance pressions".
praised the efforts of a small Elombe Is now working,
group of Barbadians led by on a book 'Cover down Yuh
sanitation worker Elvis Gill Bucket: the Story of
in establishing a Sticklicking Sticklicking in Barbados' and
Martial Arts School in 1987. it should be released this
Regrettably, Elombe said, the year.
relevant sports and cultural (NORMAN FARIA IS
authorities in Barbados had GUYANA'S HONORARY
not provided any assistance CONSUL IN BARBADOS)

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stickfighting in Portugal,
but only in the northern
part where traditionally,
people have used them to
protect themselves from
bandits and help control
fllcik4 4f livestock. It. t s
ScA *lle. g J ,4e ra
(a lag "stick eeding").
tti~Ari ns are iaksown.
The Wiklipedia 'Weslte,"
hea,. ,r ,bserve te utly,
there: i' is"pla.uible
retaining" that it evolved
from:an Indian dance. It is
also practisedd in the
Portuguese islands of'the
Azores in the Atlantic
Ocean. Portuguese
indentured labourers came
mainly from another set of
islands, Madeira. It is
doubtful the martial art
activity, marginal even in
Portugal, was brought to
then British Guiana with

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Hello Readers, last week, we looked at protecting
biodiversity in Drylands. Since we now know what
Drylands are, we shall discuss the theme for World
Environment Day 2006 'Deserts and
Desertification: Don't Desert Drylands!'

World Environment Day (WED) is commemorated each year on the
5" of June. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the
United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of 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.

The theme for WED 2006 (Deserts and
Desertification Don't Desert Drylands!)
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 society.
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
are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and
advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and people 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 is also a multi-media event, which
inspires thousands of journalists to write and report enthusiastically
and critically on the environment. It is a visual event with television
documentaries, photo exhibits and displays, as well as an intellectual
event for those who organise and participate in seminars, roundtable
meetings and symposia. In many countries, this observance provides
an opportunity to sign or ratify international conventions and
sometimes leads to the establishment of permanent government
structures dealing with environmental management and economic

This Year's World Environment Day
The theme for this year's WED aims to raise awareness of the
issue of decertification and of protecting tlhe biodiversity, knowledge
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le. For extra coupoIns, Desertification can he broadly defined as the process through which
offices iln Iinden, New a: desert takes over a formerly non-desert area. however, though
oui can also obtain extra his thCli does not directly apply Ito Guana. \we are not ilmmunc
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i world's surface. 'Wihen this condition exists, tihe lands become
i eserts. hence the process is referred to as decertification.
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World Environment Day

affected and some one billion
are at risk.

Impacts of
Each year, millions of
hectares of agricultural land
become unproductive or are
used up for housing as cities
expand. Yet, the population in
the developing world continues
to increase and its demand for
food is expected to double in 30
years. Of necessity, new land
can and will be forined, but
much of it is marginal and,
therefore, even more susceptible
to degradation.
Desertification has
environmental, economic and
social effects. Environmental

effects include decreased soil
fertility, increased soil erosion
and frequent flooding and
sedimentation of rivers.
Dependence on foreign aid,
decrease in food production,
reduced revenue are examples of
the economic effects. Potential
socio-cultural impacts include
land tenure conflicts,;migration
and reduced access tto natural

r wV materials of cultural use or
-- rm-payge X importance.

The inevitably growing
human needs demand that
we take strong and
immediate action to stop-if
not reverse-the destruction
of our arable land.

Causes of
Human abuse of land
through overgrazing, over-
cropping and deforestation are
the major causes of
Overgrazing is the major
cause of desertification
worldwide. It is the direct result
of the growing human
population. With more mouths
to feed, more land has to be
devoted to food production.
More cattle are placed to graze

for longer periods on smaller
plots of pasture land. This
practice puts increased pressure
on the land as grass is not given
a chance to emerge again and
land becomes eroded. Erosion of
topsoil makes the land infertile
or unproductive. Degraded
lands support no vegetation and
hence no animal life. Thus

_overgazingrdgucs boththe
productivity and biodiversity
of the drylands.
Simply put, over-cropping
is the growing of too many
crops year after year on the
same piece of land. Like
overgrazing, over-cropping
occurs in direct response to the
growing human population.
Because of the need to feed
more people, large portions of
lands are being cultivated. Over-
cropping completely destroys
natural vegetation, damages soil
structure and eventually
exhausts the soil of nutrients.
Often, intensive cultivation
occurs on marginal lands which
are at a high risk of crop failure.
Marginal lands have limited
fertility. In order to boost crop
yields farmers apply large
amounts of agrochemicals. When
it rains these chemicals drain
into nearby waterways, thus
polluting them.
Deforestation simply means
the removal of extensive
portions of natural vegetation
from an area. Vegetation removal
occurs for various reasons:
mining, the establishment of
agricultural systems,
construction of houses, fuel
wood. Removing the vegetation
exposes the soil to erosion and
leaching. Without the branches
and leaves to break its fall, a
'down pour' can quickly wash
away soil from even the gentlest
slope. Cutting down trees also
takes away the roots which help
to hold soil particles together.

Can Desertification Be
To combat desertification,
ways of managing dryland
ecosystems in order to prevent

desertification need to be
identified and implemented.
Public awareness, science and
technology, consultation and
financial aid arc all integral to the
Both the developed and
developing countries have to
work together to address the
problem. Assistance by way of
substantial financial resources
and access to appropriate
technology, knowledge must be
provided by developed
countries to developing
countries. Developing countries
must allocate adequate resources
and establish strategies to
combat desertification and
drought. Additionally, affected
countries should address the
underlying causes of the problem
and pay special attention to
relevant socio-economic factors.
Awareness and participation of
local population in action to
combat desertification and
drought is vital to combating the
problem as are appropriate

al ws, policies e

Successful strategies and
actions to combat desertification
would ultimately result in the
number of animals grazing on
land being reduced; soil
conditions enhanced by
practices such as mulching and
crop rotation; farming on
marginal lands being prohibited
and reforestation take place.
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 series of
one-day camps and so on. Also,
this year on World Environment
Day, the EPA is celebrating its
10th anniversary! So World

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.

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

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The National AIDS Programme Secretariat/Global Fund will be sponsoring an Art
Competition Contest to promote the fight in combating HIV/AIDS and to raise
awareness on the need of greater involvement of children in the primary school
settings. The Competition is opened to the following category:

Age range: 6to 12 years old in all regions of Guyana


Living in world with AIDS


Use crayons, markers, paint, coloured pencil, collage or other materials. Submit
entries on paper or cardboard within the following Size limits:

Nolargerthan45 x 60cm (18"x 24")
No smallerthan 21 x 28 cm (8%" x 11")

The art works should be forwarded in sealed envelope and include a separate
sheetof paperwith thefollowing details and information:

SParental approval of the child's participation.
SThe child's age, name and address. ..
School attending :
SThe technique employed (oil, crayons, water-colors, etc.). :;
Name and a brief explanation of the art work.
Measurements of work
Prizes will be awarded to winners and there will be consolation pri.s
for special efforts.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to pursue full-timeicourses.
leading to:

(a) Burrowes'School of Art Diploma (BSA Dip.)
S! or
(b) Burrowes School of Art Certificate (BSA Cert.)

Applicants must be seventeen years old by September 1, 2006 and must satisfy the
following re'uiremen.ts: .

(a) For the 3.year Diploma programme:
CXC ok GCE O'Level Certificate with four (or more) passes of which English
Language must be one. Passes in Art, English Literature and/or Caribbean Histpry
would be an asset:

(b) For the 2-year Certificate programme:

Secondary Schools Proficiency Examination or equivalent
a sound primary or. secondary school education and an aptitude for art

Application forms and any information needed may be obtained from the Secretuy,
Burrowes School of Art, 15 Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown or from the Receptionist,
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Main Street, Georgetown.

Completed forms with two recent passport-size photographs and two testimonials must
reach the school not later than Friday, July 21, 2006.

Appliants will be interviewed on August 24 & 25, 2006.

Applicants who are invited to attend an interview must each submit a portfolio of
artwork along with birth and academic certificates.
Government ads can be viewed on

The paintings must be sent to:
Art Competition
National AIDS Programme Secretariat
Hadfield Street & College Road

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Invitation for Bids

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Global
Fund towards the fight againstAIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. It is intended that
part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under
the contract for the supply of Goods and Services.

2. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids
from eligible suppliers for the supply of:

a) Lot 1: Supply & Delivery of IT Equipment
e 9- Computers w/8 flash drives
9 9- Printers
8- Surge Protectors
6- UPS
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6- Desktop Refrigerator

c) Lot 3: Supply & Delivery of Communication Equipment
3 Radio Sets
4 Army Back Pack Phones

d) Lot 4: Supply & Delivery of Motorcycles 8

e) Lot 5: Supply & Delivery of 40 HP Short Foot Outboard Engine -2

f) Lot 6: Supply & Delivery of Binocular Microscope 6

Interested Bidders may obtain further information from and uplift Bidding
Documents at the following address from 09:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs.

Executive Director
Attention: Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation Compound
East Street
SGeorgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 226-2425,226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: mohgog() I prakash

3. Bidding documents for lot 1 to lot 6 can be purchased by interested bidders upon
payment of a non refundable fee of $G5,000 per lot in that name of Health Sector
Development Unit. The method of payment will be by company cheque.

4. The bids must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the
envelope "the name of the programme and the description of the bid, including
the words'do not open before Tuesday, June 20, 2006."

1. Lots 1 to 6 must be deposited in the Tender Box of the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main
and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 09:00 hrs on Tuesday,
June 20, 2006. Each lot will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidders' or their representative who choose to attend, at 9:00 hours or
shortly thereafter, on June 20, 2006.

6. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the
name of the company submitting the bid from the Inland Revenue Department
(IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).

The.purchaseris not responsible for.bidsnot.received thereof on or before the
time specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned

Executive Director
Attention: Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
Email: m ohgog@networ prakash_sookdeo@excite corn

- ._ARIES Don't let anything go out the door without double-checking it first
Little details must be caught, and you're in the perfect frame of mind to catch
them. Use your insightfulness to stop friends or family members from taking
things a little bit too far a diplomatic word here or there will save them
some embarrassment. You're a valuable part of any team you are in. To make
sure you're used as much as possible, speak up and raise your hand. Volun-

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TAURUS The most important thing to remember is to get out and get ac-
tive! Ignore any callings from the comfy couch this is a day when a little bit
of physical activity on your part could result in major benefits in many areas
of your life. Pick a parking spot far from the entrance, take the stairs or go for
a walk in the evening. Even little gestures can make a big difference. Get those
endorphins pumping and give yourself a strong sense of accomplishment.

GEMINI There are many ways to connect with someone you want to build a
relationship with. Most of your attention has probably been put into looking
good and creating sparks, but the truth is that there are many different routes
that can provide a much deeper and more rewarding connection. Try to use
humour, intellect or your political philosophy in a new way with this special
person. These areas of your life could help everything come together in a more
satisfying way.

CANCER They say in marathons it's that last mile that's always a killer. Trans-
lated to your life, that means that you're going to need to summon up all
your reserves to plow through the last few tasks on your list. While you're
working so diligently, don't forget that your voice still carries weight. Speak
up about what's going on in your life and make sure you're asking for all the
help (emotional as well as professional) you need. This thing is a team effort;
there's no need to go it alone.

LEO Activities and diversions may seem important as you start your day, but
as time moves on you will begin to see that what you're devoting all your
time and energy to isn't really worth it. As soon as you get this sense, follow
your instincts and move into another direction. Your actions should be fu-
ture-oriented and try to involve as many people as you can. Planning could
dominate your afternoon and evening, but it will be a smarter use of your

VIRGO Watch your coffee consumption, because you will wake up with all
the energy you need to blast into your day like a cheerful rocket! What's caused
this good vibe injection? The prime suspect is a new person in your life who
is showing you many new ways to look at the world, and their good humour
is contagious. Things are becoming a lot simpler, in part because they are
becoming a lot clearer. Everything has its purpose, and you should make the
most of it!

LIBRA Some of the things you've been searching for are about to land in
your lap. This may definitely be a 'be careful what you wished for' type of
situation, so don't get too excited too quickly. Keep your celebrations low-
key, and if you're hosting a social event, invite only your inner circle. The
changes you're making in your life should be kept under wraps for the next
few days. Wait until the glue keeping everything together dries or else things
could fall apart.

SCORPIO Keep a friendly, approachable smile on your face you need to
encourage some withdrawn folks to bring you the idea or solution you've
been waiting for! If you've been feeling limited or held back in any way, this
person could be your ticket out of that dead end street. Social invitations will
start piling in and don't be surprised if there are conflicts. Wait a few days
before committing to anything you may have a better offer coming soon.

SAGITTARIUS One of your biggest strengths is the way you can evaluate a
, situation and call things as you see them. That sort of clarity will come in
Extremely handy when some people may try to pass things off as being much
different from how they really are. Watch your words carefully though you
don't want to burn any bridges. Overall, try to keep thing impersonal and
limit your emotions. You'll be taken more seriously and, ultimately, you'll have
a bigger impact.

CAPRICORN Talking to a family member may stir up some touchy emotions
right now, but It's always better to get things out in the open than to keep
them deep Inside, isn't it? Do a quick inventory of what you have worked on
lately In your personal life. What do you want to stop or rid yourself of? It
may be time for a clean sweep. If you keep yourself busy with cleaning, laun-
dry or other chores around the house, you'll get a lot done and you'll feel a
lot better.

AQUARIUS Now that you've mastered all your tasks, they've become some-
what of a second nature for you. But to others, what you do Is an intimidat-
ing mystery. Share your knowledge to someone who could really benefit from
the lesson. Who knows? Once they master things too, they may be able to
take some stuff off your plate. In relationships one of your helpful hints will
end up saving someone's reputation. Get ready for a big thank you gift!

PISCES -- The glow of victory looks very good on you, so step out and give
the world a good, long look at your hotness. After an amusing battle of the
wits, you have once again landed on top of the mountain. Rest up for a
L while and enjoy being such a winner. Words will hold extra entertainment
value for you, so do what you can to get into conversations with people
who can match your Intellect. Your people will experience a playful aspect to
everything you are.


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and the related promise of modem medical biotechnologies. Some of these examples included:
1. the development of protein and DNA-based vaccines such as cytokines the immune fac-
tors, and interferon used in cancer treatment, among others;
2. the development of genetically engineered knockout mice medical and pharmaceutical research;
3. the novel laboratory "creation" of a human urinary bladder;
4. the development of gene therapy;
5. 'the development of highly sensitive and accurate medical diagnostic tools based on biotech-
nology, recombinant DNA derived proteins, antibodies and so forth;
6. the progress of pharmaceutical biotechnology and the development of a series of genetically
engineered drugs for some of humankind's most troublesome diseases. A very small sample of very
important biotechnology drugs were provided in part 4 of this segment. A report in the April 2006
issue of the journal Biotechnology Healthcare, indicates the top ten biotechnology drugs/products used
in modern medicine have all surpassed the $1.5 billion mark as of last year. These blockbuster biotech-
nology products are Enbrel, Remicade, Procrit, Aranesp, Rituxan, Epogen, Neulasta, Gleevec
NeoRecormon and Herceptin, in order of sales. Also included are the bird flu drug from Roche called

Tissue engineering biotechnology used to create rabbit penis
The same genetic engineers who "created" a human bladder through bioengineering team led by
Professor Anthony Atala of Wake Forest University Tissue Engineering Centre has emerged what is
described as a "land mark development" the successful engineering of penis using the same tech-
niques developed for the biotechnological "creation" of the human bladder we reported three weeks
According to a New Scientist news article published last week, the team successfully removed tis-
sue samples from the same rabbits and grew them by "seeding" on an "artificial system" consisting in
part of collagen. This formidable biotechnology feat is expected to have significant human medical
application for the nearly fifty percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 years who suffer from
"erectile dysfunction" the inability of the penis to have normal erection and associated ejaculation
during intercourse.

What are embryonic stem cells?
We introduced a diagram on embryonic stem cell research as a prelude to a brief introduction to the
religiously controversial, but scientifically sound medical biotechnology advancement. Unfortunately,
the diagram's resolution has been poor to reproduce effectively despite a repeat last week.
Embryonic stem cells or ES cells are cells derived from the embryo, are "self-renewing" and have
the capacity or ability to develop or "differentiate" into a variety of cell types with specific functions
such as liver cell, heart muscle cell, spinal cord or brain cell, and so forth. Embryonic stem cells are one
of two types of stem cells. The other is called adult stem cell. Embryonic stem cells are referred to as
"pluripotent" cells because they can develop into any cell type of the body. On the other hand, adult
stem cells are described as "multipotent" because they can develop into multiple cell types but not all
cell types.

Advances in stem cell medical biotechnology
Stem cells are therefore of major medical biotechnology interest especially in the filed of regen-
erative medicine, cell therapy or tissue engineering as in the case of the bioengineered bladder.
Some current clinical applications of stem cells include:
grafting of the cornea of the eye;
cultured epidermis or skin cell grafting particularly in bur victims reported in the January
2006 volume of the journal Trends in Biotechnology,
bone marrow transplant;
transplantation of the islets of pancreas the special cells that naturally produce insulin for
controlling diabetes;
transplantation of special cells called "astrocytes" for spinal cord injury treatment according
to a paper in volume 5 of the Journal of Biology published in April this year;
repair of damaged heart muscles in heart disease myocardial infarction as illustrated be-
possible applications in Parkinson's and Alzleimer's diseases.

An illustration of cell therapy application in heart disease (Source: paper by Professor Strauer and
team US Federal Drug Administration)

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I Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 402"d edition of
- "Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Crab Acr


2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp Champion Baking Powder
All purpose seasoning,to taste
/2 cup finely diced onion
3 pimento peppers, finely chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp chives finely chopped
8oz crabmeat (or tuna), drained
1 cups water
Oil for deep frying

In a medium bowl mix flour, Champion Baking
Powder and all purpose seasoning to taste. Add
onions, pimento pepper, garlic, chive and crabmeat
and stir to mix. Pour water into bowl and mix
thoroughly. This should form a thick batter.

Using a teaspoon, drop batter into hot oil and try
until golden brown approximately 3-4 minutes.
Drain onpapertowel after frying.

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For Dumpling filling:
I tbsp butter
'/ medium onion, finely diced pimento pepper,
finely diced
1/ tsp minced garlic
I tsp each chopped parsley, celery
1 cup crabmeat or tuna drained
All purpose seasoning to taste

For dumpling:
3 cups flour
2 tsp Champion Baking Powder
I cup water

For curry sauce:
2 tsp oil IP i"
3 cup water
2 tbsp INDI Curry I
I1 cups coconut milk
All purpose scasoning
to taste

Method- dumpling filling:
In a medium pot, heat oil. Saut6 onion,
pimento peppers, garlic, parsley and celery for 5
minutes. Add crabmeat / tuna and all purpose
seasoning to taste. Cook for 5 minutes and
remove from heat.
Method- dumpling:
Mix all ingredients for dumpling and knead for 5
minutes until dough is smooth. Using dough
form 2 inch balls. Flatten balls of dough with
hands and place one tablespoon of crab / tuna
filling in each. Put dough over filling and seal
filling inside of the balls. Flatten stuffed ball
with a rollingpin.
Method- curry sauce:
Heat oil in a medium pot. Mix !' cup water and
INDI Curry Powder. Pour into oil and let cook
for 5 minutes, until thick. Mix remaining water.
coconut milk powder and all purpose seasoning
to taste. Then add to pot. Bring sauce to a boil.
add stuffed dumplings and cook for 10 minutes
or until dumplings are cooked

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By Josh Grossberg
ElOnline Eschewing the usual solo or co-emcees who have occasioned past ceremonies along the Great White Way, organizers
for the 2006 Tony Awards have announced plans to showcase 60 celebrity hosts in honor of the kudofest's 60th anniversary.
This year's Tonys, being held at Radio City Music Hall, will feature a cavalcade of big name presenters drawn from both stage and
screen, among them Oprah Winfrey, who executive produced The Color Purple, which snagged 11 nominations, and Ralph Fiennes,
who's up for Best Actor for the play Faith Healer.
Other stars set to dole out honors include Glenn Close, Cynthia Nixon, Martin Short, Mark Ruffalo, Bernadette Peters
"The 60th anniversary show is bigger than just one host. So, we've put together a lineup of 60 stars from the stage to lead our
celebration," said the telecast's executive producers, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, in a joint statement.
The last time the Tonys featured multiple emcees was back in 1999 with an all-star ensemble led by Kevin Spacey and Julie
Andrews. Since then, other emcees have included The Producers duo of Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane and Hugh Jackman, who
has drawn raves for his deft solo efforts over the past three years.
Leading the list of nominees unveiled on May 16 to great fanfare was the sleeper hit of the season, The Drowsy Chaperone,
which scored 13 noms, including Best Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actor and Leading Actress respectively. It'll face
off against The Color Purple; The Wedding Singer, based on the Adam Sandler comedy; and Jersey Boys, inspired by the life and
career of Frankie Valli, which earned eight nods. Another tuner up for Tony consideration is the popular revival of The Pajama Game,
which picked up nine nominations, including a Best Actor nod for star Harry Connick Jr..
The 2006 Tonys will be broadcast live on CBS June 11 starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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By Joal Ryan
E!Online Michael Jackson is running out of options with
ex-wife Debbie Rowe.
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hear
an appeal by the entertainer regarding Rowe's parental rights to their
two children.
"We're very gratified," Rowe attorney Eric M. George said
It's the second big victory this year for Rowe. In February. a
C;alifornia appeals court agreed with the former Mrs. Jackson that
her rights as a mother to son Prince, 9, and daughter Paris. 7. had
been restored per a 2004 lower court ruling.
Jackson sought to challenge the ruling with the state Supreme

Court. But with that body passing, as first reported by,
the pop singer's next step would be to take his act before nine robed
figures in Washington, D.C.
"I would find it inconceivable that Mr. Jackson would seek an
appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on that issue." George said.
A message seeking comment from Jackson's attorney was not
immediately returned Wednesday.
Elsewhere, in Los Angeles, a superior court judge ruled that all
documents relating to the singer's and Rowe's legal tussles be filed
in open court within 60 days.
The celebrity news site had argued for months for
the curtain to be parted on Rowe vs. Jackson, a case that dates
back to Rowe's 1999 divorce petition.
"Just because something may be embarrassing for the parents,
it doesn't mean it should be unavailable for the court." Marci Koch,
an attorney for TMZ.conm. said Wednesday. "...We feel that no mat-
Icr who is in the courtroom, everyone should be treated equally."
Jackson and Rowe had flown under the radar by hiring a retired
judge to hear their matter privately, standard operating procedure
in celebrity cases. The case is now in public family court.
Among the documents Koch said she expected to see once the
filings arc made is one Irom Rowe apparently alleging child abduc-
tion and calling lor the return of her offspring to the United States.
JacksonL and his three children, the two by Rowe, and the
youngest by a surrogate mother, have been living in the Midd!e
East since the pop singer was acquitted of child molestation
charges hlas yea:r

Singer Beyonce Knowles poses as she arrives for an event
to promote her upcoming film 'Dreamgirls' at an unofficial
screening in Cannes, France May 19,2006. (Mario Anzuonil




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NEW YORK (Reuters) Destiny's Child principal Beyonce
Knowles will release her second solo album, 'B'Day', on Sep-
tember 5 in the United States, and a day earlier internation-
ally, which will be her 25th birthday.
Knowles co-produced, wrote and arranged all the tracks on the Music
World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia set Co-producers include Rich
Hanison, the Neptunes and Swizz Beatz. The first single is 'DI6j vu' fea-
turing Jay-Z and co-produced by Rodney Jerkins.
She completed the album after wrapping her role in the film
'Dreamgirls', which recently premiered to much Oscar buzz at the
Cannes Film Festival and is set for a December 22 release. Loosely
based on Motown's Supremes, the movie co-stars Jamie Foxx, Eddie
Murphy and Danny Glover.
'B'Day' will be the follow-up to Knowles' 2003 solo debut
'Dangerously In Love', which topped the Billboard 200 and has
sold 4.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen
SoundScan. The disc won five Grammy Awards.
Destiny's Child issued its fing album 'Destiny Fulfilled' last
year. It sold three million copies and spawned the hit single 'Check
On It', which held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for five
straight weeks.
Group member Kelly Rowland's own sophomore project,
'My Story: Kelly Rowland', was recently bumped from July to
the first quarter of 2007. reportedly to allow more time to work
out a marketing strategy. Both are managed by Mathew
Knowles. Beyonce's father..

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Pensions and their relationship to Contributions

The following is the first in a series of articles to be published weekly that are designed to address the issues raised by the editor and
reporters of the Stabroek News in recent publications, so that readers would have a clear idea of the operations of National insurance Scheme.

Pensions and their Relationship to Contributions:

In order for an insured person to receive a pension, the Scheme must
ensure that the claimant satisfies the conditions for the award of that
pension e.g. for

Old Age He/she must be 60 years or over and must have at
least 750 paid and credited contributions.

Invalidity He/she must be an invalid and must have at least 250
paid and credited contributions.

Survivors He/she must be the spouse or a dependant of a
deceased Old Age or Invalidity pensioner or spouse
or dependant of a deceased who satisfied the
contribution conditions for invalidity pension.

An insured person is uniquely identified by a National Insurance
number which is issued to him/her at the point in time he/she is
registered with the Scheme. That number when issued is stored in the
National Insurance Scheme's database. That database contain all the
national insurance numbers issued and the names of the persons to
whom those numbers relate.

Employers are required by law to ensure that each person in their
employ is registered and issued with a National Insurance number, and
that the number is inserted alongside the person's name on the
payment schedule when contributions are paid to National Insurance

If the employer fails to state the National Insurance number alongside
the name of the person or if he inserts the wrong National Insurance
number or if the person's name is not spelt the same as it is in the
database on the payment schedule, the contribution paid will not be
recorded for that person.

Some schedules are submitted with:
a) names of some employees missing;
b) names of employees without corresponding National
Insurance numbers;
c) names of employees with incorrect National Insurance
numbers and vice versa; and
d) names of employees with non-existing National Insurance

As a result of such submissions there are records in the National
Insurance database where the contributions are not allocated to
insured persons.

In order to have those contributions allocated correctly, investigations
have to be conducted either within the database itself or at those
persons' workplaces.

Some of those investigations could be very tedious and time

Most of the problems that are experienced, and which cause delays in
the processing of pensions, are rooted in the recording from faulty

Work is being done on a continual basis in correcting those errors, and
filling in those omissions in the database. This results in contribution
recordings for many insured persons being updated on a daily basis.

This updating would be continued until all the contributions are correctly
allocated to insured persons. When that time is reached, persons will
be able to access an accurate record of all the contributions National
Insurance has on record for them. In the meantime, persons could
receive statements of all the contributions that have been updated on
the system for them.

The records of contributions that have been recorded for the year 2004,
and onwards are being sent to employers for their employees on an
annual basis. That distribution started since in 2004.

The purpose for supplying the annual contribution records is to inform
persons of the number of contributions recorded by National Insurance
Scheme for them for the year so that they could notify us at that early
stage if the information is deficient and thus allow corrective action to
be taken if that is warranted.

It must be understood that the maximum accuracy that could be
achieved in the database of National Insurance is equal to that of the
data submitted on the schedules by the employers. If employers fail to
submit the data to National Insurance Scheme the database would be
deficient to that extent.

The Scheme has been holding discussions with employers, and in
some cases the trade unions that represent workers in the industries,
relative to the submission of the payment schedules with the correct
names and National Insurance numbers of the employees. There are
some employers however, who are still submitting their payment
schedules with incorrect or deficient information.

When a claim is made by an insured person for a pension, the
information supplied on the claim e.g. the last date worked is compared
to that in the database. If the contributions appear to be deficient,
efforts are made to have same corrected before the claim is processed.
That process of correction could also be very tedious and time

In spite of the problems that are being experienced, the Scheme
continues to process and pay pensions on a daily basis.

There are at present 31,609 non-industrial pensions that are being paid
by National Insurance Scheme on a monthly basis. They are
categorized as follows:-

Of that number, 1,166 were pensions that were processed for the
period January to April 2006. Of the 1,166 pensions processed for the
period, 793 were old age pensions. The range of the monthly amounts
of pensions in payment is $12,700 to $ 52,000 approximately.

National Insurance Scheme paid approximately $4.30B as pensions in

6/2/2006. 7:03 PM

Old Age 20,677

Invalidity 1,532

Survivors 9,400

Total 31,609

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The Government of Guyana (GOG) has secured a Technical Assistance Grant from the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to assist in financing the consultancy services for
the preparation of a Towns Transition Plan (TTP) for four communities which are to be
upgraded to Townships. These are located in the Essequibo area of Guyana viz Bartica,
Charity, Parika and Supenaam. The GOG, through the executing agency, the Ministry of
Local Government and Regional Development (MLGRD), invites the submission of
qualification infonnation from consultants or joint ventures interested in providing
consultancy services for the TTP.

The proposed consultancy should adopt a collaborative approach and devise cost effective
recommendations in order to provide a realistic plan which takes into consideration the
absorptive capacity of the Local Government System, the socio-economic profile of the
residence and the financial resources available through GOG. Further details of the project
can be obtained from the first address below.

GOG now invites eligible consultants to submit statements of capability. In the
assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to the technical competence,
qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments.
financial capability and present commitments. All information shall be submitted in the
English Language.

Consultants shall be eligible for procurement if:

(a) in the case of body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an
eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than
50% beneficially owned by citizens) and/or a bona fide resident or residents of
an eligible country or countries or by a body or bodies corporate meeting these

(b )in the case of individuals and unincorporated firms, the person or persons is or are a
citizen or citizens or bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country:

(c)in all cases, the Consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any
arrangements whereby any substantial part of the profits or other tangible benefits of the
contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible

Eligible countries are CDB Member countries.
Two copies of the submissions must be delivered to the first address mentioned below no
later than 9:00 hrs on Tuesday, August 01. 2006 with one copy being sent simultaneously
to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelopes containing the submission
should include the name and address of the applicant and should be clearly marked

Following assessment of the submissions, a shortlist of between three and six applicants
will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial
proposals to undertake the assignment. GOG reserves the right to accept or reject late
applicants or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound
to assign any reason for not short listing any applicant and will not defray any costs
incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of statements.

(1)Attention: Project Coordinator
Community Services Enhancement Project
C/o Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development
Georgetown. Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-9352
Fax: (592) 226-5070

(2)Division Chief
Project Supervision Division
Caribbean Development Bank
St. Michael. Barbados
Tel: (246) 431-1600
Fax: (246) 426-7269

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The Ministry of Labour, Human Services & Social Security invites applicants for the
position of Night Mother at the Drop-in-Centre.
Full Primary education and at least three (3) years experience as a House Mother at a
recognized Institution caring for children.
Certificates in Child Care will be an asset.
Kindly send all applications to:
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Labour, Human Services &
Social Security
1 Water & Cornhill Streets
Stabroek, Georgetown.
Closing date for applications is June 23, 2006.
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Invitation to Tender

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Transport and Harbours Department
Scaled tenders are invited for the SUPPLY OF TWO (2) SETS OF FOUR HIGH
Tender documents can be uplifted from the Chief Mechanical Engineer, Transport and
Harbours Department, Water Street. Georgetown, from June 6, 2006 upon payment of a
deposit (non-refundable) of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for each document in favour
of the Transport and Harbours Department.
lender document should be placed in a sealed envelope with the name 'Tender for
Digital Wheel Load Scales" marked on the outside. It must be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Northwestern Building
Main and Urquharl Streets
and should be deposited in that Ministry's Tender Board Box, before 09:00 hrs on
June 20, 2006.
Tenders will be opened at 09:00 hrs on June 20. 2006 in the presence of tenderers who
may wish to be present.
The Ministry reserves the right to accept or reject any tender, and to annul the bidding
process and reject all tenders, at any time prior to the award of the contract, without
thereby incurring any liability to the affected tenderer or tenderers or any obligation to
inform the affected tenderer or tenderers of the grounds for the employer's action.

General Manager
Transport & I larbours Department

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-H-- ow to prepare yourself The implementation of tre Guyana Smallasiess-ctoceffectfr-
November 01, 2005. The Act provides for an incentive regime and
to penetrate the Export Market support programme for small businesses; the establishment of the Small
Back by popular demand is the Business Council, Small Business Bureau and Small Business
Back by popular demand is the
Development Fund.
Instructive 101 Workshop on Export Development!
The Small Business Bureau is the Secretariat of the Council and is
This workshop is being organised by EMPRETEC Guyana in responsible for the achievement of the goals and fulfillment of the
collaboration with GO-INVEST and the New GMC. functions of the Council.

The Guyana Small Business Council wishes to invite suitable applicants
The Workshop will be held from for the position of Administrative Assistant. The Administrative
20-22 June 2006 Assistant will serve as the support person to the Chief Executive Officer
in the Conference Room of the Foreign Service Institute, on issues relating to the effective and efficient management of the Small
Business Bureau.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
New Garden Street (opposite the President's Office) Requirement:
and is designed for companies/individuals who are contemplating .
-A diploma in Social Sciences preferably in Public Administration
accessing the Export Market. -At least two years working experience in the field of Administration
-Must have thorough knowledge in computing.
So take advantage of this opportunity.
Application must be addressed to the Secretary, Guyana Small Business
m re te co dCouncil, c/o Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, 229 South
@ |mpretec Road, Lacytown, Georgetown.
Detailed job description can be obtained from the above address.
To register, please contact EMPRETEC Guyana
Tel: 227 4295 / 223 7405 Fax: 225 5615 Deadline for receiving applications is Monday, June 19, 2006 at 14:00 hrs.
E-mail: businessadviser@yahoo.coOnly short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: Friday 9 June 2006 Government ads can be viewed on http:/iv w.gina.ov.

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1. Sealed tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced contractors

2. Tender Documents can be uplifted from the Works Services Group, Ministry
of Public Works and Communications, Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, from
6"' of June, 2006 upon payment of a deposit (non-refundable) of $2,000 (Two
thousand dollars) for each document in favour of the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Public Works and Communications.

3. Tender Document should be placed in a sealed envelope with the name of the
project marked on the outside and addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Northwestern Building
Main and Urquhart Streets,
and should be deposited in the NBPTA Box, before 9:00 a.m. on 20'" June 2006.

4. Tenders will be opened at, 9:00 a.m. on 20"' June 2006, in the presence of
tenderers who may wish to be present.

5. The Ministry reserves the right to accept or reject any tender, and to annul the
bidding process and reject all tenders, at any time prior to the award of the
Contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected tenderer or
tenderers or any obligation to inform the affected tenderer or tenderers of the
grounds for the Employer's action.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Fort Street, Kingston

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank towards the cost of the Agricultural Support Services Programme.
It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible
payments under the contract for the supply of goods and related services. Sealed bids
are now invited from eligible suppliers from Member States of the Inter-American
Development Bank for the supply of:
3 Desk top computers, 3 printers, 3 UPS, 3 Voltage regulators, 2 laptop computers,
one (1) projector, and one (1) 70" x 70" white screen.
Interested bidders may purchase a set of bid documents by written communication
addressed to: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture. Regent Street &
Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.
The documents will be available from Monday, June 5. 2006 and on payment of a non-
reimbursable amount of G$1,000 in cash or cheque made out in the name of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture. It will not be necessary to make the
request in person to receive a complete set of the bid documents since these can be
sent by mail.
Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and
Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 2:00 pm on Wednesday,
June 21, 2006. The bids must be marked on the top right hand corer of the envelope
with the name of the Programme. including the words 'do not open before Wednesday.
June 21, 2006.'
The Purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time
specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.
Bids from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid compliance certificates from
the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS),
Guyana. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those bidders or
their representatives who choose to attend, at 14:00 hrs or shortly thereafter, on
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at the Boardroom, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent
Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, Guyana.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture
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The Ethnic Relations Commission with support
from the UNDP Social Cohesion Programme is
hosting a series of Regional Meetings in the ten
Administrative Regions of Guyana. These
activities are aimed at enhancing social cohesion
and deepening participatory democracy through

Residents of each region attending the meetings
will be given the opportunity to seriously discuss
issues affecting them and offer suggestions
and recommendations for improving race and
ethnic relations in Guyana.

Guyanese of all races, religion, gender and of all
social strata from all communities are invited to
participate, as the views of every person are
considered important to the process.

The Regional meetings will allow participants to
categorise issues affecting them which were

I Residents of Region One at the discussion
of the Multi-Stakeholder Forum project

raised at the recently held neighbourhood meetings.
Reports from those meetings have been combined
into regional reports which will form the bases for the

The reports highlight a number of positives
Guyanese celebrate as well as their elements of a
vision for Guyana.

At the Regional Meetings participants will be
working in groups to identify areas which they can
address themselves and develop action plans.
They will also identify areas where they can help
with assistance, and other areas where they will
need the Government, donor or other agencies
to assist them.

Chairman of the ERC Bishop Juan Edghill addressing
the opening of the MSF project regional conference.

'The Multi-Stakeholder Forur project will culminate
with a National Conversation at which' political,
religious and civil society leaders will participate
along with representative > chosen from the
Regional Conferences.

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