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.


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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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TOKYO, (Reuters) Police in southern Japan closed
off roads, evacuated residents and even brought in a
bomb squad after spotting a suspicious box in a po-
lice station, only to find out it was a six-pack of beer.
Police in lizuka City in Fukuoka took precautions

after discovering the box, wrapped in newspaper and sealed with
adhesive tape, on the counter of a police station on Friday after-
noon, a police spokesman said.
A bomb squad was rushed to the scene after an X-ray scan
showed metallic cylinders inside the box. A local television station
broadcast the incident live using helicopters, he said.
But police found out the true contents after a woman, hav-
ing seen the TV report, contacted them saying that she had

left the cans of beer on Friday morning in return for receiv-
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says Suriname Justice Minister

U.S. to seek extradition

THE dramatic arrest of fugi-
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a drug lord they want, is seek-
ing his extradition to the U.S.
and a formal request is to be
put to the Suriname authorities
this week.
Mr. Santokhi said the U.S.
Embassy in Suriname has been
in touch with the authorities in
that country on flying Khan to
the U.S. which claims he con-
spired to import drugs there
between January 2001 and
March 2006.
The Suriname minister told
the newspaper that Khan has
been placed under "maximum
security" because officials there
fear his network may try to
break him out of custody.
According to Santokhi,
Khan had wide criminal influ-
ence from his drug operations
and was posing a national se-
curity threat not only to
Guyana but to Suriname.
He said the "criminal ac-
tivities" of the detained man
extended beyond the two
neighboring countries and the
Caribbean and international
agencies, including those in the
U.S., had been looking for him.
Suriname authorities, the
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Santokhi told 'de Ware
Tijd', anti-drugs and other agen-
cies in Suriname did not have
enough to move against Khan
until Thursday when they
swooped and netted him in the
biggest cocaine bust this year in
that country.
Khan and three other
Guyanese were among .12
people arrested in the operation
which netted 213 kilos of co-
The arrests by a joint Po-
lice SWAT-teim and units of the
Narcotics Brigade took place at
two locations just outside down-
town Paramaribo.
Suriname Prosecutor-Gen-
eral Subhas Punwasi confirmed
Friday that Khan was among
those arrested.
"From at least one of the
other three Guyanese suspects
I can confirm that he is an ex-
policeman. The two others we
believe are either in active police
service or in the Guyanese intel-
ligence agencies", Punwasi told
'de Ware Tijd'.
According to sources, Paul
Rodrigues and Sean Belfield,
two ex-Guyanese cops, are
among the detainees. The iden-
tity of the fourth Guyanese de-
tained is still under investigation
since he didn't have identifica-
tion papers and allegedly entered
Suriname illegally.
Punwasi also confirmed
that the swoop Thursday was
against a Guyana-Suriname gang
which was trafficking cocaine
from Guyana to Suriname.
"This is a big case and we
are still following some leads. We
want to catch all the persons who
are involved in this gang", said
Commissioner Mathoera-
Hussainali. Head of the Judicial
Department of the Suriname Po-
lice Force.
The suspects did not resist
arrest and more arrests were not
ruled out, she said.
The U.S. District Court,
Eastern District of New York,
unsealed an indictment on May
3 last, which charges that Khan
conspired to import cocaine into
the U.S. between January 2001
and March 2006.
Police made the arrests and
the drug find Thursday at two
different locations in the capital
At the first house in a resi-
dential area a few minutes drive
from downtown Paramaribo,
109 kilos of cocaine were seized
by the police squads. Another
104 kilos of cocaine and an au-
tomatic gun were found when
the police raided a house in
Franchcpane Straat, Zorg-en-
Hoop, also in Paramaribo.
Initially, six Surinamese na-
tionals and one Guyanese were
arrested and the other five were
held as the investigation pro-
Police in Guyana issued
\\anted bulletins for Klian and
Rodrigues and were looking for
Khan in connection with the
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Georgetown earlier this year.
Since then Khan and sev-
eral other persons connected to
him were on the run and
rumours were that they went
into hiding in Suriname.
The U.S. Government ear-
lier this year named Khan among
drug traffickers it claimed were
gaining a significant foothold in
Guyana's timber industry.
"In 2005, the Guyana For-
estry Commission granted a
State Forest Exploratory Permit
for a large tract of land in
Guyana's interior to Aurelius
Inc., a company controlled by
known drug trafficker Shaheed
'Roger' Khan," the U.S. 2006
International Narcotics Control
Strategy report stated.
"Such concessions in the
remote interior may allow drug
traffickers to establish autono-
mous outposts beyond the reach
of Guyanese law enforcement,"
the report added.
The U.S. had indicated it
was moving to request the extra-

edition of Khan to face charges
that he conspired to ship cocaine
into the U.S. this year.
"We expect that that will be
submitted in due course," U.S.
Ambassador to Guyana, Mr.
Roland Bullen said on May 25.
Attorney for Khan, Mr.
Vic Puran had said his client
was prepared to face the local
courts and to "deal" with an ex-
tradition request from the U.S.
Revelations by Khan
caused the U.S. to move away
from protocol and to divulge in-
teractions its agents had with
the businessman.
An official at the U.S. em-
bassy here said the embassy
chose to speak of meetings
Khan held with agents of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) and the Drug Enforce-
ment Agency (DEA) only "be-
cause Khan is of active law en-
forcement interest."
Local Police on March 29
put out a wanted bulletin for
Khan, shortly after his business
places, in and around
Georgetown, were raided in

joint operations by the Police
Force and the GDF.
Police in a press release
said Khan, of 133
Rotunda Place, D'Aguiar's
Park, Houston, is wanted in
connection with investigations
into the discovery of firearms,
ammunition, drugs and other il-
legal items found during the
Joint Services operation.
During their operations,
GDF troops and police ranks
targeted all of Khan's known
businesses in Georgetown -
Dreamworks Housing Develop-
ment in Garnette Street; the
Reef Club at 60, Station Street,
Kitty, and the Master's Touch
Carpet Cleaners at 2nd Street,
Bel Air Village.
They also searched his
D'Aguiar's Park home and de-
ployed a team to Kaow Island in
the Essequibo River, where he
also owns a sawmilling operation.
Khan in statements issued in
the press claimed that the grand
jury indictment and anything
flowing from it had been moti-
vated by political considerations.

He said he is perceived by
persons in the U.S., the Guyana
Police Force, the Guyana De-
fence Force and the main oppo-
sition People's National Con-
gress Reform as someone "who
has the will and a capacity to
fight crime and to protect the
people of Guyana."
At the Guyana 40th Inde-
pendence anniversary event in
Toronto last month, Home Af-
fairs Minister Gail Teixiera told
a gathering, "The Americans
have called for the extradition of
one of the biggest drug lords in
our country and as a govern-
ment we will do everything
possible to make sure that nar-
cotics and weapons are re-
moved from infiltrating our so-
ciety, our communities, our
young people."
She added that the coun-
try is also faced by local crime
and security problems and
they are being tackled by a
number of initiatives taken
by the government.
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Iraq attacks kill 43, U.S. seeks missing soldiers


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Iraqi soldiers secure the scene of a mini-bus bomb
attack, which killed four people, and wounded 14 in
eastern Baghdad, yesterday. (Ali Jasim/Reuters)

By Ibon Villelabeitia

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) A series
of bombs killed at least 43
people in and near Baghdad
yesterday, Police said, in one of
the bloodiest days in Iraq since
a U.S. military air strike killed
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi 10 days
The violence, a day after a
suicide bomber killed 10 people in
a Baghdad Shi'ite mosque, came
despite a security crackdown in
the Iraqi capital and followed a
vow by al Qaeda's new leader in
Iraq to avenge the death of his
predecessor on June 7.
The attacks, which included at
least four Baghdad car bombs.
posed a fresh challenge to Prime
Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is
under pressure to ease a violence
that has killed thousands of Iraqis
and complicated plans for a U.S.
troop withdrawal.
In the deadliest attack, a car
bomb struck an Iraqi Police
checkpoint in a Shi'ite area
southwest of Baghdad, killing at
least 12 people and wounding 38,

Police said.
Earlier, another car
bomb targeting Iraqi Army
and Police killed 11 people.
A Reuters cameraman saw a
charred body being taken on
a stretcher to an ambulance.
A man with blood on his
face stood nearby looking
stunned and smoking a
Moving to fulfil
promises he will use
"maximum force against
terrorism." Maliki launched a
security operation on
Wednesday with 50,000
Iraqi troops backed by 7,000
U.S. troops to pile pressure
on al Qaeda in Iraq.
But the sweep, mounted
one day after U.S. President
George W. Bush made a
surprise visit to Baghdad to
bolster Maliki's month-old
government, has failed to
stop attacks.
In a fresh reminder of the
huge task Maliki faces
despite a claim by Iraq's
national security adviser that


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al Qaeda's days were numbered,
militants hit security forces
across the capital and bombed at
least two crowded markets,
including one in central Baghdad
that left six people dead.
Attacks on crowded
markets are a common tactic
used by al Qaeda as part of what
U.S. officials say is a campaign
to ignite a sectarian civil war
between majority Shi'ites and
Saddam Hussein's once-
dominant Sunni Arab minority.
In the town of Mahmudiya
just south of the capital, a car
bomb targeting an Iraqi Army
checkpoint killed seven people.
U.S. military helicopters
and divers searched for two U.S.
soldiers missing after an attack
on Friday in which one
American soldier was killed in
the insurgent bastion of
Yusufiya in the 'Triangle of
Death' south of Baghdad.
"We are using all available

assets, Coalition and Iraqi -
ground, air and water to locate
and determine the duty status of
our soldiers," Major General
William Caldwell, the spokesman
for the U.S. military in Iraq, said
in a statement.
He said teams of divers were
working the canals and Euphrates
River near Yusufiya, a rural area
which has seen fierce fighting
between U.S. forces and al Qaeda
-More than 2,500 U.S.
soldiers have died in Iraq since
the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
Bush. facing sagging
domestic support over the war,
said yesterday the United States
had gone too far to abandon Iraq
now and encouraged other
nations to make good on $13
billion in pledges to help the new
Iraqi Government.
"It is vital for the Iraqi
people to know with certainty
that America will not abandon
them after we have come this
far," Bush said in his weekly

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Bush gave no hint of any
imminent drawdown of the
129,000 U.S. troops in Iraq
despite domestic political
pressure to do so before crucial
congressional elections in
"We face determined enemies
who remain intent on killing the

innocent, and defeating these
enemies will require more sacrifice
and the continued patience of our
country," he said.
The U.S. military has
said it expects al Qaeda's new
leader, who it identified as
Abu Ayyub al-Masri, to use
the same tactics as Zarqawi,
a Sunni Arab militant.

Five youths dead in

New Orleans shooting

NE\% ORLEANS, iReutersl Fise teenagers were shot to
death early yesterday morning in New Orleans in one of
the worst mass killings in the history of the city, Police
A 16-year-old, a 17-year-old and three 19-year-olds were
found shortly before dawn in and near a sport utility vehicle
surrounded b% semi-automatic handgun shell casings. said
Police spokesman John Br son
"The carnage and the number of deaths appear to be leading
toward (a motive i of retaliation andlor drug related. I don't think
we have ever in the histuor of the city had five people gunned
down inside a vehicle." he said
The central city area where the oauths were killed has also
been the scene of pret ious drug-related arrests, he said.
But no ,weapons or drugs were immediately found on the
Sictims, and neither the moute nor number of assailants were
It's obh iou the intent of the shooter ,was not to scare
these guys but to kill 'emi." he said I can imagine how the
faihers are going to feel to get this news that their sons were
murdered the day before Father's Da. That's pretty bad"
Three bodies were found in the vehicle. winch was smashed
against a telephone pole A fourth man was found dead on the
sidewalk and a fifth, who was found cnrcally wounded and
later died, was nearby on the street.
The murder rate in New Orleans, once one of the most
deadly cities in the United Sates. slowed to a tickle after
Hurricane Karmna forced the e\ acuation of the city last year.
The city has bad 52 killings so far this year, less than
half the more than 100 reported in the first half of 2005.
but residents and local media report a growing feeling
that crime is coming back quickly. About half of city
residents are estimated to have returned from areas that
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Two alleged drug kingpins,
who apparently used couriers
from Trinidad and Tobago
among other countries, were
charged in a Brooklyn, New
York, USA, court Friday, fol-
lowing a joint investigation
by authorities from the
United States, T&T and Ec-
Twenty-two defendants
were charged for their partici-
pation in an international heroin
smuggling organisation respon-
sible, authorities claim, for the
importation of more than 200
kms of heroin with a street
value of more than $14 million
into the United States since
The indictment, unsealed in
Brooklyn yesterday, charges 15
defendants, including the
organisation's leaders, Javier
Alexander Alvarez Monroy, a
former Police officer in Bogota,
Colombia, and Marc Klindt
with using couriers to smuggle
heroin from several foreign
countries, including Ecuador,
Venezuela, T&T, Colombia,
Brazil and Mexico, to New York
for distribution.
Previously, as part of the
investigation, federal agents in
the U.S. arrested three alleged
couriers for the organisation,
Frankie Balentine, Paul Corrales
and Gabriel Hernandez, and one
alleged recruiter, Gabrielle
Hernandez was initially ar-
rested in T& T and then extra-
dited to the U.S. for prosecu-
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earlier arrested Ciro Torres and
Raul Urena, who they claim
were responsible for picking up
heroin from drug couriers arriv-
ing in the New York metropoli-
tan area.
The organisation, federal
prosecutors said, employed
more than a dozen drug couri-
ers and recruiters, many of
whom made multiple drug trips

and most of whom were based
in the Las Vegas area. Typically,
the drug couriers smuggled be-
tween three to five kms of
heroin per trip concealed within
the lining of clothes, the indict-
ment claimed. Prosecutors also
alleged that Monroy and Klindt
used the Internet to communi-
cate with their foreign sources
of supply and their drug couri-
Between Wednesday and
Thursday, nine defendants were
arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada,
one in Palm Springs, California,
another in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
and still another in New York.
Over the course of the in-
vestigation, U.S., Trinidadian,
and Ecuadorian authorities
seized approximately 28 kms of
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Guayaquil, Ecuador, hotel, four
kms seized at the Bush Inter-
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more than four and one-half kms
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port in Queens, and nearly six
kms seized at the Piarco Inter-
national Airport in Trinidad.
Law enforcement agents
also seized approximately
$220.000 in cash.
The charges are the result of
a ten-month investigation that
was conducted under the aus-
pices of the U.S. Department of
Justice, Organised Crime, Drug
Enforcement Task Force, and
utilised multiple confidential
witnesses and sources, court-
authorised wiretaps, surveillance
and a controlled heroin delivery.
If convicted, each of the
accused face maximum sen-
tences of life imprisonment
and a $4.million fine.

By Helen Popper
LA PAZ, Bolivia. (Reuters) -
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Church has urged the leftist
government and opposition
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is Catholic, says the elected na-
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rewriting the constitution in
August will define religion's
Bolivians vote on July 2 to
elect representatives to the as-
sembly that Morales says will
"re-found Bolivia" and give
more power to the indigenous
Bolivia's constitution cur-
rently recognizes Catholicism as
the official faith and the State
pays into church coffers. But
the Church is wary of a shift
toward a more secular society in
areas such as education.
"The State can't be anti-re-
ligion, that would go against an
essential dimension of its man-
date. The State must support
and foster religious feeling," La
Paz Archbishop Edmundo
Abastoflor was quoted as say-
ing by State news agency ABI
in a Corpus Christi mass this
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process that had brought to-
gether Catholicism withthe pre-
Christian beliefs of Bolivia's in-
digenous peoples a fusion
that is palpable in colourful fes-
tivals such as Carnival.
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ward Socialism, or MAS.
favours a secular state, a change
Church leaders have said they
would accept. Their main con-
ccrn is that the Government will
promote a more secular society
in general.
Some opposition parties
also favour the move to a secu-
lar state in the constitution.
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"Without fear, we will again
tell those people who are listen-
ing that Christ has first place in
our lives," he told worshipers in
the eastern city of Santa Cruz
according to a report from
Catholic news agency ANF.
Official figures say 78 per
cent of the population is Roman
Catholic, with about 17 per
cent Protestant.

TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) -
The United States has
stopped issuing travel visas to
Hondurans indefinitely, say-
ing lax rules in the Central
American nation let third
country nationals obtain local
passports used for travel to
The U.S. Embassy in Hon-
duras said yesterday it had or-
dered suspended the issue of all
new visas to Hondurans. This
week, local authorities arrested
two Cameroon citizens trying
to obtain Honduran passports


Bolivia's Catholic Church
has an influential role in the
impoverished country, par-
ticularly as a mediator in fre-
quent political and labour
Education Minister Felix
Patzi has said education will be
secular and that "the emphasis
won't be Catholic anymore",
but analysts say Morales is un-
likely to take a radical position
due to the strong support the

using fake identity documents.
"The controls are not sufficient
for us, and it is our responsibility
to protect the United States," the
embassy's Deputy Chief of Mis-
sion James Willard told local radio.
Central America is seen as
a relatively easy route to the
United States by some African
and Asian immigrants.
The embassy said in a state-
ment it was concerned about the
ease with which people were able
to obtain Honduran birth and mar-
riage certificates, identity cards and

Church enjoys among his back-
"The Catholic Church
and some evangelical
churches have achieved a lot
of credibility (so) it wouldn't
be prudent for the Govern-
ment to assume a very harsh
attitude," said Jose Gutierrez
Sardan, a constitutional law
specialist at La Paz's San
Andres University. (See story
on Page 19)

"Since these documents have
been used to enter the United
States, this problem continues to be
a matter of national security for the
United States of America," it said.
Honduran authorities said
they would take action to purge
possibly corrupt elements from
the government bodies that is-
sue identity documents.
Foreign Minister Milton
Jimenez said local and inter-
national organised crime
groups were involved in the
trade of Honduran passports
and identity documents.


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LAST Thursday's "gag" order by Justice William
Ramlal against comments by public officials on
issues pertaining to the so-called "tapegate"
controversy allegedly involving Police Commis-
sioner Winston Felix, has had its expected de-
sired effect pending the outcome of further le-
gal developments this week.
Felix had moved to the High Court to prevent the Gov-
ernment from pursuing a declared constitutional initia-
tive for the establishment of a tribunal to address all rel-
evant aspects of this "tapegate affair" as it is popularly
Among those affected by the judge's ruling from any
further public comment, at this stage, is Home Affairs
Minister Gail Teixeira. She had stated on the previous
day, that:

"If the Commissioner of Police has nothing to hide
and the disclosure on the (circulated) tapes are all forg-
eries, surely in the face of mounting public concern he
would see the merit in not opposing an investigation as
laid down in the Constitution..."
But the judge's ruling in no way affects reporting or
comment on developments that relate to either drug deal-
ers on the run or continued distressing failure by our
security forces to recover their own stolen guns and am-
munition. Or, further, to apprehend the murderers of
armed criminal networks, among them hired assassins.
Two related matters come readily to mind, both in-
volving suspected drugs and gun traffickers. They have
to do with the "successes" that the security forces of
neighboring Suriname have managed to show in con-
trast to our own forces that have been significantly
equipped with the necessary resources to go on the of-
fensive against the criminals on a rampage.
First, it was Suriname's disclosure of missing guns,
ammunition and grenades from one of its arms depots
in March that was to precede the Guyana Defence
Force's disclosure of the shocking news that 33 AK-47
rifles (later claimed to be 30), and five pistols had mys-
teriously disappeared from an arms depot at its head-
quarters in Georgetown.
By the time the GDF was ready to inform the public
of its widespread hunt to recover the stolen guns, the
Surinamese security forces were announcing discovery
of some of the stolen arms and ammunition and the ar-
rest of at least six suspects, among them soldiers in

connection with the arms theft.
Then came last week's dramatic development that
the security forces in Suriname, not Guyana, had scored
a major success with the capture of the much wanted
businessman Roger Khan for whom the local joint ser-
vices have been on the hunt and three others.
One of the more strange aspects of this latest de-
velopment was the disclosure last week by the
Surinamese security officials that there had been NO
prior communication between them and their Guyanese
counterparts on either the wanted drug dealers or the
missing sophisticated arms from the GDF.
This claimed lack of communication is disturbing -
for the simple reason that trans-border crimes remain
a major challenge for Guyana. We say no more at this

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AS BRUCE Golding anx-
iously eyes his chance of be-
coming Jamaica's next Prime
Minister. he should reflect on
the pragmatic position of
Prime Minister Patrick
Manning's Government in
facilitating the right of his
country and other CARICOM
partners to be involved in the
V e n e z u el a -
initiated 'PetroCaribe'
Such reflection would be
politically correct in view of the
very surprising claim by the Ja-
maica Labour Party's leader last
weekend that the People's Na-
tional Party Administration
stands in danger of "selling out
its foreign policy interest for a
few barrels of oil" from Venezu-
ela and being part of a
perceived anti-USA brigade in


this Hemisphere.
Golding's attempt to delink
Jamaica from a current attempt
by Vcnczuela to secure in the
face of mounting hostility Iromi
ie (George BuLsh Aldministratiion
- onie ofl lhe non-permanenit
',iai t n thc U.N. Security ('Cin-
If i St Ci;l i' hCib sCeiis I1ii'ro\\
',Aek h, I' lL' di linl tciriod in
Ie I s i' I C tie wi h n Ic otti iii t
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the flavour of 'UIncle Sam'.
Or, is the JLP leader simply
out of step with the mood of
today's CARICOM govern-
ments and. worse, the region's

The Trinidad and Tobago
Prime Minister, who was in
Kingston last Friday as part of
a curious whirlwind tour of four
CARICOM states an issue
discussed later in this column -
presides over CARICOM's
most healthy economy, fuelled
by oil and natural gas
exports and,
.,' relatedly, with a com-
':"' i handing surplus
tr-m"''\r in in.tra-regional
S trade.
Neither the Gov-
,' ernment of Trinidad
and Tobago, for
which the USA, rep-
resents its single larg-
est natural gas mnar-
ket, nor that of' Ja-
nmaica has anything to
gain from playing an
anti-America card.
Nor should sup-
port by CARICOM
states, including
Guyana and .lanlaica.,
for Vcnez'ucla's bid
for a U.N. Security Council seat
be expediently translated by do-
iistic opponents as a "sell
out" for oil concessions Irom the
Governmllent of Priesident I luio

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Owen Arthur, did not climb
aboard for last year's inaugura-
tion of PetroCaribe that offers
special concessions to signatory
countries in the Greater

Caribbean at this period of gal-
loping oil prices.
But with the passage
of some months, Manning,
whose Government continues
to strategist over the upgrading
of the state-owned oil
refinery at Point-a-Perre with
likely Venezuelan crude, has

made the commendable
gesture to cease applying
CARICOM's Common Exter
nal Tariff (CET) against petro
leum shipments, unde.
the PetroCaribe project. to par
ticipating Community partners.
Jamaica currently stands out as i
major, if noi
primary beneficiary state of the
PetroCaribe project. Further, a;
Mr. Golding should know
even before Prime Miniiste
Simpson-Miller's recent
official visit to Trinidad
and T'obago the Man-
nirng Administration had
left no doubts about
maintaining good rela-
tions wilth both Kingston
and Washington. while
continuing to distance it-
self 'from ANY hostility
direcLted Ial ihe C'ihac
(. overniiment.
If nol, un nii i iiii \.

month's CARICOM Summit in
Basscterre, St. Kitts, at which
the Community's relations with
the USA will be among foreign
policy matters to be discussed.

THIS brings me to the mat-
ter of Prime Minister
Manning's fleeting visits to four
CARICOM states last week,
starting with Guyana and cli-
maxing in Jamaica, as his unique
way of ending his stint as out-
going chairman of CARICOM.
Originally, the Community
Secretariat in Georgetown had
announced that Manning would
be undertaking a five-nation
"mission" of CARICOM states
as outgoing chairman Guyana,
Suriname. Barbados, Belize and
But by Wednesday, when
he was expected to show up in
Barbados, the Secretariat said in
another media release that Man-
ning had visited Guyana and
Suriname on June 14 and would
continue with visits to Belize
and Jamaica on Friday (June
No mention was made why
Barbados was no longer on the
Whether an unofficial al-
lusion to "scheduling prob-
lenm" developed in Port-of-

toes c IwhclmtingI stpporti I-' *I ''I
for Veni/uela's bid it h

pcti l e odne I te iIo i

Spain or, expediently, in
Bridgetown, remains to be
Beyond the public
relations photo oppor-
tunities, the exact na-
lure of Manning's "mis-
sion" to the chosen four

countries was not
stated. Is he planning a
"mission" to other
CARICOM countries
later? If so, why was it
not explained in the
first official announce-
In less than three
weeks, Manning would
be handing over the
chairmanship to Prime
Minister Denzil Dou-
glas of St. Kitts and
Nevis, host for next
month's 27th
So why a seasoned veteran
of CARICOM politics lil
Manning, who was elected
chairman at la
February's Inter-Sessional
Port-of-Spain, waited until no
to pursue his selective visits'?
Significantly. while he opti
to travel to Central America
meet with Belize's Prime Mi
sister Said Musa
Friday, Manning did not find
convenient (at this time?) to i
elude any member country
the Organisation of Easte
Caribbean States.

There is nothing wrong
choosing the countries he d
for his "mission". It is just th
in the absence of ;a
specific reason for so doing. ol
is left to speculate. mia\ be I
fiirlv to hl n aiboi1 lthe r1eal pI
posi of the "'mission". as id
scribed hb ltie Coii uliiuiil\ Sc
S in' m erlinLi w ill I!11
ill cit .' t ,.1 t .isi ur\'oil i li.i

about being harassed by the
United States State Department
over alleged failure to take effec-


in tive actions against human traf-
ficking that worldwide exploi-
an station of women and children
ke for prostitution and exploita-
ed lion of cheap labour.
st Coincidentally, Belize
in happens to be one of the
w countries in the Caribbean-
Latin American region openly
ed supporting Venezuela's bid -
to in preference to Guatemala's
n- candidature for the U.N. Se-
ni curly Council seat for which
it the Guatemalan Government
n- has Washington's canvassing
of support.
rn The problems of human
trafficking facing CARICOM
states and the unilateral ap-
plication of punitive ratings
in by the USA for claimed inad-
id equate corrective actions, is
alt also expected to be discussed
1\ at next month's Head of
nIe G.ovcrnmlllen Stllummil in
n B1asselterre.
ir- G(uyana, which has an in-
e t'rest in both issues, is also
c- expected to report to its
CARCOM('() partners the out-
Hi tonit of tile 'l'it thel ionliing
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Heroes in Germany

ONCE in a while an event
happens that brings the
whole of Trinidad and Tobago
together as one people.
The Soca Warriors football
team in Germany has unified the
twin-island state, coming at a
time when racial overtones are
again rearing its head and all
kinds of bacchanal threatening to
divide the population.
Last November when
Trinidad and Tobago qualified
for FIFA's World Cup champi-
onship, there was an electrify-
ing outpouring of love in the
multi-ethnic country.
Then over the last two
weeks or so, the feelings of one
love were again conjured up as
the entire country threw its
support behind the Soca War-
riors in Germany, once again
breaking down class and race
into one common people, with
one destiny.
How long this euphoria will
last is any one's guess but in the
meantime, the whole country
has gone Soca Warrior crazy.
We've already drawn with
one of the World Cup
favourites, Sweden, gone down
2-0 to a tough England victory
and it's now left for an outright
win over Paraguay on Tuesday
if the country is to move for-
ward into the second round.
But win, lose or draw,
Trinidad and Tobago nationals
here in the Caribbean and those
across in Germany intend to
have a darn good time, as we
have been seeing from the foot-
age being brought by the inter-
national media on our television.
Having the Soca Warriors on
the world stage in Germany is
also a Caribbean celebration.
How we remember well the
pride and joy we felt when
Jamaica's Reggae Boyz made
their maiden appearance in the
1998 World Cup, scoring in their
first round and going on for a
win against Japan.
Whenever a Caribbean na-
tional or team is on the world
stage, it really is no longer just
a celebration for that particular
country but a Caribbean cel-
ebration, whether it is the
Olympics or the West Indies
cricket team.
While I'm hoping for a sec-
ond round for the Soca War-
riors, I do believe at the end of
it all, Trinidad and Tobago
would have given the world
something very special and
The fact is that this coun-
try, the smallest ever to qualify
for a FIFA World Cup tourna-
ment is already a major achieve-
ment for us.
Trinidad and Tobago has
also literally taken over two Ger-
man cities Dortmund and
Nuremberg so far, overwhelm-
ing football fans from all over the
world with a taste of our Carni-
val, steel bands, calypso, soca,
chutney, Indian dances and mas-
querade costumes not to men-
tion our famous friendliness.
The Trinid,
has to be commended for tak-
ing full advantage of the world
championship, sending a large
contingent of more than 130
people to Germany to promote
the country as a business, cul-
tural and tourism destination

The Trinidad and Tobago "Soca Warriors(

The Trinidad and Tobago "Soca Warriors" (

alongside the play off matches
and winning hearts on and off
the field.
Add to that the several
thousands of Trinidadians from
at home and in the Diaspora,
cultural ambassadors in their
own right who have literally
turned the German cities upside
down, waving the red, white
and black flag.

The 'Soca Caravans' the
name given to the Trinidad and
Tobago exhibition booths have
been highlighting tourism,
sports, culture, trade and in-
vestment opportunities in the
three cities where the team is
The cities are expected to
host between 400.000 and
600,000 fans during the month

long tournament and between
50,000 and 60.000 persons at
any one time.
That's the priceless and in-
valuable kind of exposure
Trinidad and Tobago is getting.
Another good strategic
move by the Trinidad govern-
ment is sponsoring the main
Media Centre in Berlin and be-
ing the sole destination sponsor

THE Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean States (OECS)
started 25 years ago on June
18, 1981.
The OECS is a grouping of
some of the smallest states in
the world. Its seven full mem-
bers: Antigua and Barbuda,
Dominica, Grenada,
Montserrat, St Kitts-Nevis, St
Lucia, and St Vincent and the
Grenadines. Two associate
members are: Anguilla and the
British Virgin Islands. Their
combined population is less
than. 500,000 people.
SIn the-late 1970s, Britain
was anxious to shed responsibil-
ity for these remnants of empire
by offering them independence.
It became clear to some of their
leaders that their small size and
lack of capacity required them to
establish machinery to pool their
individual sovereignty for their
collective benefit.
Thus, thev set about form-
It WOllt ,.
grouping of independent ,oui-
tries within a framework of in-
terdependence. After two years
of study, the Organisation was
formed with the objectives of

achieving "the fullest
harmonisation of foreign policy"
and "to promote economic in-
tegration through the provisions
of the ECCM".
The record on both these
objectives reflects the difficul-
ties that the OECS faced over
its 25 year history. This in-
cluded "ideological pluralism" in
the early 1980s when govern-
ments in Grenada and St Lucia
flirted with the notion of closer
links to the Soviet Union, and
foreign policy harmonisation
became virtually impossible.
Famously, it also included
the bloody overthrow of the
Maurice Bishop Government in
Grenada, the establishment of a
Military regime and the inter-
vention/invasion of the United
States for the first time in the
Commonwealth Caribbean.
But, essentially, the lack of
progress on achieving the full
potential of the Organisation
S pan of 25 years rested
t, me reality that there is no
machinery to enforce the deci-
sions that are made even by its
highest aulthorily.
Up to today, in the area of

foreign policy, there are some
countries of the OECS that are
firmly tied to the Peoples Re-
public of China and others that
recognize Taiwan. This has im-
plications not only for develop-
ing a common policy toward
China, the fastest growing
economy in the world, but also
to issues at the United Nations
and at the World Trade
The need to overcome the
difficulties of making and imple-
menting decisions in the joint
interest of all the member coun-
tries prompted an effort in the,
late 1980s for a political union
of the OECS. But, that was not
to be. The effort foundered for
a lack of support even within
the countries whose govern-
ments had promoted the idea.
There was an effort to edu-
cate the people of the region
about the benefits of a political
union, but it was insufficient to
overcome party-political oppo-
sition and the fear amongst large
sections of the population in
each country that they would
lose their privileged positions to
migrants from other member

of the internet caf6 and sports
bar, located at the Intercontinen-
tal Hotel in Berlin which is also
the FIFA World Headquarters
hotel for the event.
It is expected that up to
14,100 media personnel from
around the world have been ac-
credited by FIFA to participate
in World Cup 2006.
A 60 second TV advertise-
ment profiling Trinidad and To-
bago will be played on all
screens in the media centre and
sports bar no less than four
times before the game begins,
at the end of the first half, be-
fore the second half begins, and
after the game ends.
The home page on all com-
puters, laptop and fixed screen
in the media centre, sports bar
and internet cafe will be of
Trinidad and Tobago while a
multi lingual web site in 12 lan-
guages will include a minimum
of 60 minutes of streamed video
material as well as virtual tours
of both Trinidad and Tobago.
So, good strategic move by
the Trinidad and Tobago au-
But one of the challenges
that will face the country after
the World Cup is continuing to
invest in football and develop-

States of the OECS.
The OECS has enjoyed far
greater success in its ancillary in-
stitutions principally its Cur-
rency Union and its Central
Its single currency the East-
em Caribbean dollar is among
the strongest in the Caribbean.
Pegged at a fixed rate to the U.S.
dollar (ECS$2.70 to US$1.00) and
moveable within the Eastern Car-
ibbean Currency area, conducting
business among the OECS coun-
tries is greatly enhanced.
The prudential practices of
the Eastern Caribbean Central
Bank WCCB) and its insistence
on the retention by member
states of adequate levels of re-
serves to pay for imports over
a defined period has contributed
significantly to the strength of
the EC dollar, and this has re-
dounded to the benefit of the in-
dividual economies of the mem-
ber states.
Were it not for their partici-
pation in a common currency,
some Eastern Caribbean coun-
tries would have been in even
worse economic difficulties after
experiencing catastrophes.
Dominica, for instance, would

ing our footballers and prepar-
ing them for the next World
Cup and keeping the momen-
tum going.
The government has to face
up to the fact that it cannot
leave the responsibility of foot-
ball solely in the hands of Jack
Warner, CONCACAF Presi-
dent and FIFA Vice President
who dug into his own pockets
to pay the salary of Dutch
Coach Leo Beenhakker who has
made a great big difference in
the performance of the Soca
We must also learn the
lessons of Jamaica in the af-
termath of the 1998 World
Cup when the constant criti-
cism of the management of
the team, particularly of
Brazilian Coach Rene
Simoes, eventually led to a
demoralisation of the team.

have fared worse after it lost
significant share of the banana
market in the European Union,
and Grenada could have become
a basket case after the devasta-
tion of Hurricane Ivan.
As the OECS celebrates its
25th anniversary, it seems that
the way is clear for its full
member states to join the Car-
ibbean Single Market (CSM) at
the end of June 2006.
In January this year, when
Barbados. Belize, Guyana, Ja-
maica, Suriname and Trinidad &
Tobago and Suriname brought the
CSM into effect, the member
States of the OECS conditioned
their joining on the creation and
capitalisation of a Regional De-
velopment Fund (RDF).
A formula for capitalising
the RDF has now been agreed
among Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) States, and it
should begin its life with at
least US$120 million dollars,
once a task force of officials
iron-out technical details in
time for a CARICOM Heads of
Government Conference from
July 3 to 6.
Trinidad and Tobago will
pay the lion's share of the
RDF's capital, and Barbados
Prime Minister, Owen Arthur,
will lead a CARICOM team
tasked with seeking assistance
froq external sources to swell
thi: coffers of the RDF.
As an enabling framework
for its member states to coop-
erate and to manage and
strengthen their currency
through the ECCB, the OECS
has been an excellent vehicle.
If its machinery can now
be advanced to establish a single
voice for its member states in
CARICOM and the Single
Market, it can make
CARICOM much stronger re-
gionally and internationally.
(Responses to:
ronaldsanders29 @ hot mail.comn)


on the

OECS at 25
(The writer is a business executive and former Caribbean diplomat who publishes
widely on Small States in the global community)


8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 18, 2006


GUYANA is an emerging de-
mocracy. Our institutions are
growing day by day to meet
the challenges of this new
and necessary prerequisite
for development. Our people
too are savouring that atmo-
sphere of freedom, having ex-
perienced decades of an op-
pressive dictatorship.
But while our people and
national institutions are coming
to grips with this new dispen-
sation, there are sections of the
body politic that seem hell bent
on derailing and reversing the
democratic gains of our country.
This is not new as it started
since in the mid 1990s immedi-
ately after the return of democ-
racy in 1992.
It is accepted universally
that free and fair Elections is the
most essential ingredient for a
democratic State. And concomi-
tant with that principle is the
Constitutional and God-given
right of each citizen to elect a
government of his/her choice.
This is a right which ought not
be interfered with or violated by
one or any group.
Sadly, the PNCR Opposi-
tion is seeking to undermine this
right of some eligible Guyanese
voters. Its agents several days
ago mounted a campaign to
deny sections of the Guyanese
community this fundamental
The filing of mass objec-
tions amounting to about 15,000
voters is clearly designed to af-
fect the governing party's elec-
toral fortune. Congress Place's
plot seems to be if you do not
vote for us, then we will have
you removed from the voters
list which is tantamount to a
vote for the Opposition.
A similar move was made in

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2001 Elections when the PNCR
.objected to 40,000 eligible vot-
ers claiming that they were
dead. In less than 48 hours the
governing Party was able to
produce these individuals at all
the various Divisional Offices
for hearings.
This is most vindictive and
divisive politics. It smacks of
racisin as 99% of persons ob-
jected too are Indo-Guyanese.
The PNCR Opposition seems
to be only in divisive politics.
putting one group up against the

other. This type of action only
harms national unity and social
cohesion. Perhaps, this action is
not only a violation of an
individual's right but might of
interest to the Ethnic Relations
Commission if it is serious
about ensuring peace and stabil-
ity before, during and after the
It is nauseating to see some
Parties using elections to stir
feelings of anxiety, especially

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geted by known intellectual au-
thors of divisive politics in
Guyana. Why do these indi-
viduals want to poison the at-
Overall, such behaviour
stems from an anti-democratic
attitude and nature of a party.
Our history will show that dur-
ing the period 1968-1992, the
PNCR regime imposed itself on
the nation through fraudulent
Elections and the denial of the
Guyancse people their
rights to choose a govern-
ment of their choice.
Now the Opposition
is attempting to do the
same via the abusive and
callous employment of a
provision for objection in
the National Registration
Act regulations. To show
how callous this campaign
is look at a few names who
were objected to as being
either dead or non-existent
a government minister, a
H-igh Court Judge. a promi-
nent businessman and
thousands of other eligible
Guyanese. Even more
scandalous is that it ob-
jected to a GECOM regis-
'A traction officer Suresh
Sukhdeo of Region Six
and its own scrutineer Louise
Elphane Seenarine of 32 Grant
1760. Crabwood Creek. Berbice.
We can all see the destructive
and evil basis for these objec-
The same old devious
trick, but with a different
In fact, the main reason for
the objection non-existent -
does not exist in law and can-
not legally remove a person
from the list. Already, thou-
sands of so-called 'dead or non-
existed' have turned up to
present themselves. In a few
cases, the objector (PNCR ac-
tivist) did not turn up for the
hearing, while the objectees

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(persons whom the PNCR ille-
gally want to remove from the
list) have presented themselves
As the saying goes, a leop-
ard cannot change its spots.
Now it seems that the PNCR
leadership and company cannot
avoid its anti-democratic atti-
Guyanese are flabbergasted
by the mass objections, includ-
ing many PNCR supporters.
Persons have asked: why hasn't
the governing party done the

same. The answer is simple: the
PPP/C is not like the PNCR and
would not descent to those low
depths of divisive and destruc-
tive political tactics.
This latest illegal act by the
PNCR will once more see the
Party distancing itself from the
Guyanese masses. Every op-
portunity to change or reform
itself, the PNCR seems to be
squandering. It is time the
PNCR behaves like a respon-
sible political Party and support
the democratic process, includ-

ing the right of every eligible
Guyanese to vote and for timely
elections. Or is that asking too
More importantly, it is
time other political parties
(including the AFC which
platform claims to be against
racial politics), the Human
Rights groups, the private
sector and other members of
civil society to speak out
against this naked attempt to
violate the rights of thou-
sands of Guyanese.

Colombians in

Venezuela thank

Chavez for new life

By Hugh Bronstein

CARACAS, Venezuela
(Reuters) Santiago Baron
walks past a free govern-
ment-run cafeteria on his
way to work. Looking up
at a hillside he sees
concrete reinforcements
being built to stop
houses from tumbling
under the rain.
He thinks of the thou-
sands in his native Colombia
who lose their homes in
mudslides every wet season
due to poor housing condi-
tions unaddressed by the
And he thanks Ven-
czuelan President Hugo
Chavez. the firebrand so-
cialist accused by Wash-
ington of dcstabilising
Latin America, for giving
him and the rest of this
immigrant community in
eastern Caracas a better life.
Baron, 46, and his
neighbours are among an es-
timated three million Colom-
bians who in decent decades
have crossed the border into
oil-rich Venezuela looking for
jobs and sa.ictua:iry 'loi

Colombia's 42-year-old guer-
rilla war.
They are getting fast-track
citizenship under a programme
called Mission Identity and
largely supporting Chavez

ahead of his December re-elec-
tion bid.
"Look at that!" says Baron.
born near the historic Colom-
bian port city of Cartagena.
pointing at the newly paved
street in front of his house and
then at the concrete barriers that
will make life safer for his hill-

side neighbours.
"How am I not going to
support Chavez?"

Although precise registra-
tion figures were not avail-
able, Venezuelan political
analyst Alfredo Anzola es-
timates between 1.8 million
and 2 million Colombians
are registered to vote here.
This suggests they could
have a big influence in a
country where less than 10
million people voted in the
2004 referendum that con-
solidated Chavez' mandate.
"These immigrants are
benefiting from the medical,
nutrition and other pro-
grams offered by Chavez.
So. yes. they tend to vote
for him," Anzola said.
"Voter registration increased
by about 2 million ahead of
the referendum and a big chunk
of those new voters were people
who did not have Venezuelan
citizenship six months earlier."
The opposition accuses
Chavez of padding the voter
registration rolls with Co

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lombians and other immi-
grants who are not legal citi-
zens, a charge the govern-
ment dismisses.
First elected in 1998, af-
ter going to jail for leading a
failed coup six years earlier,
Chavez has tightened his grip
on power. Lawmakers loyal
to him control Congress and
critics say he has stacked the
Supreme Court and the
country's election council
with his cronies.
Chavez has suggested do-
ing away with presidential
term limits. Colombian immi-
grants interviewed by
Reuters said they will use
their votes to help him stay
in power.
"Single, unemployed
mothers have a place to go
for help here. In Colombia
we had nothing like that,"
said Zenit Valiente, 53, who
hails from Colombia's north-
ern coast.
"That is the guarantee that
Chavez is giving to the Colom-
bians," she said. "He is giving
us support in exchange for our
Economists argue that
Chavez' subsidies, while popu-
lar, could cripple the economy
when the price of oil falls.

Wilfredo Carmona, 25,
got here two months ago
from Colombia, where he
said the war, which kills
thousands every year, made
it hard to find work.
"I was trained to be a die-

sel mechanic but there were no
jobs in Colombia," he said.
"Now I'm a construction
Across the street from
Carmona's work site is a small
market where 42-year-old
Freddy Berrio, from the north-
crn Colombian province of
Sucre, sells soda and snacks. He
opened the business with a low-
interest government loan.
"Colombia needs a leader
like Chavez to end the social and
political exclusion there," he
Colombian President Alvaro
Uribe, popular for reducing ur-
ban crime as part of his U.S.-
backed crackdown on drug-run-
ning insurgents, easily won re-
election last month.
But opposition criticism
that he is not spending
enough on social programs
could grow louder during his
second term.
"People may ask more from
Uribe, not just on security is-
sues but in terms of general well
being," said Cynthia Arnson,
Latin America expert at the
Woodrow Wilson International
Center in Washington.
Chavez is meanwhile send-
ing a clear message to Colombi-
ans looking for something bet-
"As opposed to what the
United States is doing, we
are giving them documents
and now they have equal
rights," Chavez said re-
cently. "The United States
is building a wall (to keep
immigrants out). We are
opening our arms."




By RubCn Sili6
SPEAKING with President
Rene Garcia Preval during
my recent visit to Haiti, I had
the opportunity to converse
with a political leader whose
leadership demonstrates
great wisdom.
This wisdom is made evident
in many ways, such as the pro-
foundness with which he refers to
the Haitian reality; the great pru-
dence exercised in the presentation
of his proposals; and consideration
toward his political adversaries,
whom he does not perceive as en-
emies, but instead as compatriots
with different points of view.
Proof of this lies in the
composition of his Government,
which comprises professionals
from various parties that partici-
pated in recent elections. For
Preval, this configuration is the
basis upon which the demo-
cratic objective of re-establish-
ing an ongoing dialogue that
would facilitate policies of inte-
gration and reconciliation is con-
In this respect, the number
one priority is that of regaining
a climate of peace and stability,
which would allow the merging
of the internal forces that are
necessary to achieve harmony
among the nation's different so-
cial and political players, and in

that way, involve all those who
could make a contribution in the
application of a development
plan,. As a result, in his decla-
ration, Prime Minister Jacques
Edouard Alexis speaks of "per-
manent and structured con-
certed action."
In order to fight against the
sources of insecurity in which
Haitians have been living for
more than a decade, and in
working to re-establish peace,
the Government has proposed
an open fight against any type
of criminality. In order to ac-
complish this objective, the
Government Programme is pro-
posing, in response to the call
of the population and the
nation's needs, that the Haitian
State be responsible for heading
the Police forces and apply a
plan for general disarmament of
the civil population that abuses
the use of weapons to the det-
riment of its fellow citizens.
This proposal is closely
linked to the interest in the Hai-
tian State fully assuming sover-
eignty over its national territory,
since for the time being, there
are areas in the country where
the State's presence is ex-
tremely precarious and others
where it is non-existent. That is
why the Government Plan in-
cludes the provision of work
spaces and equipment for all

territorial groups that are, ac-
cording to the Constitution, the
foundation of that country's so-
cial and political power. This is
one way to recognize each of
these bodies' realms of power
and to also give them the neces-
sary formality to carry out the
role that they are constitution-

power, this initiative becomes
important and is destined to
play a relevant role.
Based on the foregoing, it
can be said that the new Haitian
Government is striving to re-
spond to the aspirations of a
population, which, two hundred
years after its emancipation, has

ally called to play.
There is also talk of the
need to rebuild the State and
strengthen democratic institu-
tions. To do so, the first step is
to re-establish the authorities,
through which they, the institu-
tions and the State, make them-
selves felt in the society, plac-
ing emphasis on strengthening
justice, as a point of departure
to guarantee the social arbitra-
tion necessary. A novel element
of this restructuring proposal is
the creation of a ministry that
would be responsible for rela-
tions between the Parliament
and the Executive Power. Given
the fact that Haiti has under-
gone several crises between
those two bodies of political

been unable to secure an endur-
ing democratic system. Instead,
it has lived under the fears of
authoritarianism, against which
the Haitians have protested time
and time again.
Therefore, what they are
living now is not an illusion,
but rather a concrete utopia,
based on the experiences of
both a distant and recent past
that have led them to value
the meaning of democratic
(Dr. Rubin Silie Valdez is
the Secretary General of the As-
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lives of Otto and Ana. They meet first as children, but their budding
relationship takes a turn toward the taboo when Otto's single father and
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obstacle, Otto and Ana continue their clandestine relationship until
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Significant reductions

in malaria cases

MALARIA control continues
to be a priority of the Minis-
try of Health, and special
mosquito nets being used
mainly by residents in hin-
terland communities have
made an impact, Dr. Leslie
Ramsammy said last week.
Since the introduction of
impregnated bed-nets, there
have been significant reductions

in incidents of malaria in
In the early 1990s there
were approximately 90,000 ma-
laria cases countrywide and ac-
cording to Dr. Ramsammy, in
1997 an estimated 30,000 cases
were reported.
Impregnated bed-nets have
proven to be quite successful
ndt only in preventing the

spread of Malaria but killing
mosquitoes. They have a life-
span of approximately three
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said that
after assessing the success of the
bed-nets in the fight against nia-
laria in Guyana and other cohn-
tries, the Pan American Heilth
Organisation.(PAHO) is con-
vinced that the nets are an ef-
fective tool and is recommend-
ing that other countries intro-
duce these.
Minister Ramsammy said
that regular mosquito nets: are
also effective and should not be
ruled out given that they also
help to prevent the spread of
malaria. He noted, however, that
regular bed nets do not have the
power to kill mosquitoes as the
impregnated ones.
He said that in some coun-
tries, regular nets are sprayed
with insecticides but this has
proved to be ineffective. Min-
ister Ramsammny said that
even with the insecticide-
treated bed-nets, the life span
can be reduced with frequent
The Ministry of Health's
Vector Control unit has been
progressing in their distribution
of impregnated nets country-
wide and has been placing spe-
cific emphasis in the hinterland
and remote areas where there is
a high incidence of malaria,
GINA reported.
Bed-nets have been distrib-
uted to several communities in
Regions One, Two Seven and
Eight and recently the focus
was on Regions Nine and Ten
where about 30,000 nets were
Recent statistics coming out
of Regions One Seven and Eight
have shown significant reduction
in malaria infections since 2005.
In Regions One and Seven,
there have been a 30 per cent re-
duction of new malaria cases
over a five week period, while
Region Eight, recorded a 50 per

cent reduction.
Minister Ramsammy ex-
plained that malaria outbreaks
remain a major problem in Re-
gion Nine, mainly because there
has been a limited distribution
He said, however, that since
the recent visit by Ministry of
Health teams, the distribution
exercise recommended. Since
then, only 12 cases were re-
The Ministry of Health is
also exploring the idea of intro-
ducing biological vector control
methods. This initiative, accord-
ing to Minister Ramsammy, is
in the research stage.
Biological control methods
involve the use of special bac-
teria which are released in wa-
ter to feed on mosquito larvae.
Minister Ramsammy, noted that
these methods are used in coun-
tries like Cuba, Panama, Nica-
ragua and the United States and
are very effective.
He also noted that the Min-
istry will continue to encourage
and promote basic measures to
prevent malaria. Minister
Ramsammy is urging that ma-
laria-infected persons sleep un-
der bed-nets to prevent further
transmission, especially to chil-
dren. He also advised that mos-
quito repellents be used.
Malaria control has gone be-
yond fogging exercises which
were the basic initiative in pre-
vious years. He said that infor-

Dr. Ramsammy

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not in

FUGITIVE Guyanese busi-
nessman Shaheed 'Roger'
Khan was not in hiding in
Suriname nor was he there
on business, legal or illegal,
his attorney, Mr. Vic Puran
said last night.
Puran told the Sunday
Chronicle the purpose of
Khan's visit to the neighboring
country would be disclosed at
a later time, because "if it is
now stated it could be miscon-
strued in view of his current dif-
ficulties in Surinamine."
He said Khan's other attor-
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client was arrest
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West Demerara).
This programme, according
to Chairman of the Wakenaam
Neighborhood Democratic
Council (NDC) Ahmad Zahir
Khan, started on February 13.
To date, all drains in the residen-
tial area of the island have been

"... the residential area in
Wakenaam has already been up-
graded and we are presently do-
ing the small drains. We have
started in Belle Plaine and in the
Melville area," he said.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said Khan
explained that assistance was
also given to rice farmers in
some cultivation areas to ease
the water accumulated as a re-
sult of the rainfall.
"Right now, the project has

Hanoman was denied access
w y r to Khan who has not seen a
doctor, Puran said.
He added that the other
name after his three Guyanese held in the co-
ed Thursday, in caine bust have also been beaten
ine bust in that by Surinamese authorities and
d a Surinamese the four are being kept in sepa-
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THEY arrested seventeen
alleged Islamist terrorists in
and around Toronto, most of
them young and Canadian-
born. They had bought three
tonnes of ammonium nitrate,
and are accused of planning
to bomb targets in southern
Ontario. Shock! Horror! How
could this happen here?
Canada refused to take part
in the U.S. invasion of Iraq, so
most people assumed that it was
therefore an unlikely target for
terrorist attacks. Relatively
speaking, it probably still is -
but it does have several
thousand troops in Afghanistan,
and the new government in
Ottawa is actively seeking
closer ties to the Bush
administration in Washington.
Enough, perhaps, to
motivate a bunch of radicalised
young Muslim-Canadians who
couldn't reach non-Canadian
targets anyway.
Any terrorist attack on
Canada is bound to be home-
grown, because there is no
shadowy but powerful network
of international Islamist

By Jeremy Lovell

LONDON (Reuters) -World
leaders must not allow
concern for energy security to
distract them from taking
promised action on global
warming, top world scientists
said last week.
Climate change solutions
agreed at the G8 summit in
Scotland a year ago risked being
pushed off the agenda at next
month's G8 summit in Russia
by worries about security of
energy supply, they said.
"One year on from the UK
Gleneagles Summit, where the G8
committed to taking action on climate
change. this crucial issue must not be
allowed to fall by the waysid." said
Martin Rees. president of the UK's
Royal Society.
Rees is a signatory to the
statement from the science
academies of the G8 and China.
Brazil, India and South Africa.
"The G8 must demonstrate
that this was a serious pledge
by integrating climate concerns
with their discussions regarding
security of supply," he said.
Britain pushed global
warming to the top of the
agenda during its presidency of
the G8 in 2005. eliciting
promises of action from some
of the world's major polluters.


terrorists waging a war against
the West. There are isolated
small groups of extremists who
blow things up once in a while,
and there are web-sites and
other media through which they
can exchange ideas and
techniques, but there is no
headquarters, no chain of
command, no organisation that
can be defeated, dismantled and
There have been Islamist
terrorist groups in the Arab
world for decades, but there
never was much of an
international Islamist terrorist
network." Even in al-Qaeda's
heyday, before the U.S.
invasion of Afghanistan
effectively beheaded it in 2001,
there were only a few hundred
core members.
According to U.S.
intelligence estimates, between
30,000 and 70,000 volunteers
passed through al-Qaeda's
training camps in Afghanistan in
1996-2001, but their long-term
impact on the world has been
very small.
For most people who went

to those camps, it was nlore ;
rite of passage than the start of'
a lifelong career as a terrorist.
The average annual number of
Islamist terrorist attacks in
Arab and other Muslim
countries has been no greater in
the past five years than in the
previous ten or twenty.
The West has been even
less affected. The 9/11 attacks
on the United States were a
spectacularly successful fluke,
killing almost three thousand
people, but there have been no
further Islamist attacks in the
U.S. The two subsequent
attacks that did occur in the
West, in Madrid in 2004 and in
London last year, cost the lives
of 245 people. And those
attacks were both carried out
by local people with no links
to any "international terrorist
The contrast between the
received wisdom that the
world, or at least the West, is
engaged in a titanic, unending
struggle against a terrorist
organisation of global reach -
and the not very impressive

Steam and smoke pour from power station chimney
stacks into the cold and wet morning skies near
Watlington, east of London November 6. 2000. (Russell

But energy supply worries
have increased as Russia briefly
turned off gas supplies in
December in a dispute with
Ukraine. Iraq's insurgency has
escalated as has a nuclear row
with Iran. factors that boosted
oil prices to record levels.
Environmentalists say the
topic has dominated discussions
in the lead up to the G8 summit
in St Petersburg from July 15-
17, pushing a follow-up to the
resounding Gleneagles climate
change declarations all but off
the agenda.
President Bush, who signed
the Gleneagles declaration but
has not ratified the Kyoto
Protocol on tackling human-

caused global warming bh
cutting carbon dioxide
emissions, has called for
reduced U.S. dependence on
imported oil.
Partly as a result of energy
security worries there las been
a surge in interest in nuclear
lover and coal as power
"As some of the most
intensive users of energy in
the world, the G8 nations
hear a special responsibility
to help stimulate the clean
energy revolution that will
deliver economically,
environmentally and
socially while ensuring the
lights stay on," Rees said.



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Stanleytown, Berbice.


reality is so great that most
people in the West believe the
official narrative rather than the
evidence of their own eyes.
There must be a major terrorist
threat; otherwise, the
government is wrong or lying,
the intelligence agencies are
wrong or self-serving, the media
are fools or cowards, and the
invasion of Iraq had nothing to
do with fighting terrorism.
There isn't a major terrorist
threat; just a little one. The
massive over-reaction called "the
war on terror" is due to the fact
that 9/11 hit a very big and
powerful country that had the
military resources to strike
anywhere in the world, and
strategic interests that might be
advanced by a war or two fought
under the cover of a crusade
against terrorism. If 9/11 had
happened in Canada, it would all
have been very different.
A kind of 9/11 did happen
in Canada. The largest casualty
toll of any terrorist attack in the
West before 2001 was the 329
people who were killed in the
terrorist bombing of Air India
Flight 182, en route from
Toronto to London, in 1985.
Two hundred and eighty of the
dead were Canadian citizens.
Since Canada has only one-tenth
the population of the United

States, it was almost exactly the
same proportionate loss that the
United States suffered in 9/11.
It was immediately clear
that the terrorists were Sikhs
seeking independence from
India, but here's what Canada
didn't do: it didn't send troops
into India to "stamp out the
roots of the terrorism" and it
didn't declare a "global war on
terror." Partly because it lacked
the resources for that sort of
adventure, of course, but also
because it would have been
stupid. Instead, it tightened up
security at airports, and
launched a police investigation
of the attack.
The investigation was not
very successful, and twenty-
one years later most of the
culprits have still not been
punished. But Sikh terrorism
eventually died down even
though nobody invaded the
Punjab, and nobody else got
hurt in Canada. Sometimes
not doing much is the right
thing to do.
Not doing too much would
have been the right response in
2001, too.
It was legal for
Washington to invade
Afghanistan after 9/11, and
public outrage in the U.S. made
it almost unavoidable

politically, but it was bound
to end in tears. If the Afghan
regime could have been forced

I f

to shut the al-Qaeda camps
down without an invasion, that
would have been the wiser
course of action. The right goal
was NOT to fall into Osama
bin Laden's trap, and NOT to
act in ways that spread
suspicion and hostility in
Muslim communities at home
and abroad.
But it would probably
still have been all right if
they hadn't invaded Iraq....

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that due to Maintenance Works,
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 from 11:00 p.m. to
Thursday, June 22, 2006. 6:00 a.m.

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The National Parks Commission (NPC) invites applications from suitably
qualified persons to fill the position of Storekeeper/Cashier at the
Botanic Gardens.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should possess:
A minimum of four subjects at CXC, GCE"O" Level Grades 1& 11
3 -5 years experience in a similar position
0 Knowledge of stores and store regulations
Excellent computer skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


The NPC others very good \\orkiln conditions and a competitive

Interested persons are required to submit curriculum vitae, names of two
referees and their written applications not later than June 28, 2006 to:

The General Manager
National Parks Commission
Thomas Road, Thomas Lands

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Ex-Beatle McCartney learns

what it's like to be 64

By Adrian Croft

LONDON, (Reuters) As a
young Beatle, Paul
M'cCartney wondered what it
would )e like to he 64. Today,
lie will know.
But far from the enduring
love he described when, as a
teenager, he wrote the Beatles'
classic 'When I'm Sixty--Four'.
McCartney finds his life in tur-
moil after he and second wife
Heather Mills decided to sepa-
rate after a four-year marriage.
The separation is being
played out in the full glare of
publicity as intense as anything
McCartney experienced during
his days as a member of the
world's most famous rock
Mills. 38. has been the sub-
ject of a torrent of tabloid alle-
gations about her past life and
has pledged to sue one British
"One of the worst aspects
of going through what Hleathcer
anld I are cuirentlv going
through is the malicious spread-
ing of rumours and mlade-up
facts that is happening in some
areas of the media." McCartney
said in a recent message on his

-ands and Surveys
field Street, D'Urban Backlands

Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission invites suitable persons to app!y for the under-mentioned


1. Classifies, codes, cross-references and stores land information records.
2. Maintains inaexes for classification systems and access lists for security
classified records.
3. Operates information retrieval systems and responds to requests for records
4. Reviews files periodically to ensur e they are co lete and correctly classified
5. Labels files according to retention and dispnos, schedules and prepares files
6. Compiles statistics and reports u;: ctiviic,-. witllun record services
7. Sorts material that is to be filed according g to particular fiiny systems
8. Files material in drawers, cabinets and storage boxes
9. Locates and removes materials from files when requested
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Possesses at least 3 GCE "O" Level/CXC/equivalent passes, with a pass in
English Language (General).
He/she should be able to type and operate a computer. He/she should have at
least 2 years clerical experience.
He/she should have procedural or systematic proficiency, with an understanding
of general office work routines and procedures. As the position involves direct
dealing with confidential information, he/she must demonstrate the utmost
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday. June 23, 2006. to:
The Corporate Affairs Manager
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
22 Upper Hadfield Street.
D'Urban Backlands

McCartney's spirits may
be at a low ebb but he remains
a national institution in Britain
and adored by millions of fans
around the world.
Britain's Daily Mirror
newspaper said McCartney's
daughters Stella and Mary
planned to celebrate his 64th
birthday by throwing a barbe-
cue for close friends and family
today at his estate at
Peasmarsh. East Sussex, in
southern England.
In contrast to the frugal old
age he foresaw in 'When I'm
Sixty-Four'. taking holidays "if
it's not too dear". McCartney is
one of Britain's wealthiest
Legal experts say he could
lose up to a quarter of his 825
million pound (S1.53 billion)
fortune in a divorce settlement.
Liverpool-born McCarlney
recorded 'When I'm Sixty-Four'
as a tribute to his father Jim -
who turned 64 in 1966. He
wrote the song as a teenager but
it was not released until the
Bealles' legendary album 'Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club
McCartnev's beloved first
wife Linda died of breast can-
cer in 1998. He married Mills,
a former model turned charity
campaigner against land mines
and seal hunting, in 2002.
McCartney who has three
adult children from his first
marriage. became a father again
at 61 when Mills gave birth to
Beatrice in 2003. He also
adopted Linda's daughter from
her first marriage.
He has three grandchil-
dren. although none bear the
names of those in the song -
Vera, Chuck or Dave.

A DECISION was taken on
Thursday last to resuscitate
the Guyana Environmental
Network for Communicators
and Media Professionals
(GENCAMP) which was es-
tablished in 2003 but was not
sustained for various reasons.
The pledge was taken at a
Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO) Environ-
mental Health Workshop held
for journalists at the Hotel
Tower in Georgetown. A meet-
ing is to be held shortly to
jump-start the process of re-
starting GENCAMP.
United Nations Develop-
ment Programme representative
at the workshop, Ms
Audreyanna Thomas, noted that
one of the main reasons why
GENCAMP never proceeded
past its embryonic stage was the
lack of a physical facility where
the membership could have met
on a regular basis. This is how-
ever likely to change with the
offer of a building to be used as
the GENCAMP office.
With training and exposure
of journalists and communica-
tors as its key aim, it is neces-
sary for the revival of this
organisation for it to achieve its
goals, organizers of the work-
shop said.
GENCAMP was estab-
lished on March 22, 2003 at the

conclusion of the first seminar
for Media Operators and Com-
municators in Environmental
Health held at Le Meridien Pe-
gasus on March 21 and 22.
The project was one of the
Pan American Health
Organisation/World Health
Organisation's (PAHO/WHO) ini-
tiatives as part of the observances
for World Water Day 2003.
It immediately gained the
interest of the United Nations
International Children's Emer-
gency Fund (UNICEF) which
collaborated with PAHO/WHO
and the Guyana Water Inc. to
bring the project to fruition.
GENCAMP's aim was to
serve as an organisation to ac-
cess and explore training, capac-
ity building and exposure op-
portunities for journalists in the
area of Environmental Health
and the Environment in general.
Their objectives included
sustaining a network to achieve
environmental awareness, dis-
seminating environmental infor-
mation for behaviour change,
promoting environmental mat-
ters and encouraging more inves-
tigative reporting on environ-
mental matters.
The organisation is af-
filiated with the Latin Ameri-
can Countries Communica-
tors' Network which was es-
tablished in July 2000.

DNA test to clear up

Confucius confusion

SHANGHAI (Reuters) Chi-
nese claiming Confucius for
an ancestor can now use a ge-
netic test to prove a direct

blood connection to the
grandfather of Chinese social
mores, a state newspaper said
on Friday.
The fifth-century BC social
philosopher's ideas of filial pi-
ety and deference to elders in-
fluence Chinese society and
politics \een today.
Now his countrymen can
establish a genetic link in a test
that will cost more than 1.000
yuan ($125). according to the
Shanghai Morning Post.
"We would like to help
these unconfirmed claimants to
test their DNA and to establish
a Confucius-DNA database," it
quoted Deng Yajun, a DNA ex-
pert from Beijing Institute of
Genomics at the Chinese Acad-
nmy of Science, as saying.
How the scientists had ob-
tained a sample of Confucius's
DNA was not explained.
"One of the most difficult
things in the project is to con-
firm the blood connections of
these numerous claimants." said
Kong Dewci, one of the editors
of the new family tree, who has
the same Chinese surname of
Confucius. "Kong" in Chinese.
Association with Confu-
cianism was fatal during the tu-
mult of the Cultural Revolution,
when "old China" and its tradi-
tions were condemned as reac-
tionary by fervent Communist
Red Guards.
But since the 1990s,
Beijing has been encourag-
ing Confucianism as part of
celebrating traditional Chi-
nese culture and of pushing
a message of obedience to
those in power.


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In an attempt to update NGO directory working
on HIV/AIDS a greater collaboration and
coordination between CBOs/NGOs/FBOs and
Donors, the Ministry of Health in collaboration
with Youth Challenge Guyana is requesting the
following information from agencies who
provide HIV/AIDS services for a directory of

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For Monday, June 18, 2006 10:00h

For Tuesday, June 19, 2006 11:00h

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




05:00( h- Sign on
05:10 ht- Meditation
05:30 h Quran This Morrning
06:00 h R. (;ossai General
Store presents Krishna BIhaians
06:15 h .Jlloo's Lunber Yard
presents Krishna Bliaians
06:45 hi Ma Ki Aimrit Shakli
07:00 i Raniroop's Furniture
Store presents Religious
07:00( h- Kcnnavi lldl Ltd
presents Krishna Bhliajns
07:15 h A & S Enterprise
presents Krishna Bhajlans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga NMa
(Musical Notes)
09:30 h Teleview Father's
11:00 h Special Guyana
Variety & Nut Center Father's

Day proigralnle
12:00 h Special Geddes Grant
Father's Day Programmne
13:00 h Classic Movie:
16:001 h -Gurukula Sandcsh
16:30 h Teaching of Islaml
17:00 h IPA Presents...Shiv
17:30 h- Kishore Local Talent
18:00( h- Mere Awaaz Suno
...Karaoke Live
19:00 h Birthday greetings/
Deatl Annlounceiment & In
20:05 h DVD Movie: Nauker
00:00 h Sign Off


01:30 h worldcup Football
03:00 h Movie
05:00 h The Mystery ol the

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 stated in 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./wwwgmna

05:30 h -Ncwiown 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 Weekly Digcst
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h Worldcup Football
Japan vs Croatia
1 1:00 h Homestretch
11:30 h Worldcup Football
- Brazil vs Argenlian
14:00 h Catholic Magazine
14:30 h Worldcup Football
France vs South Korea
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
New s NlMaazine Li\ve
18:30 h Kala Milan
19:00 h -One on One
19:30 h- Close Up
20:00 h Grow with IPED
2 1:00 h Weekly Digest
21:30 h Platinum /2 Hour
22:00 h Global Perspective
23:00 h Worldcup Football
- Brazil vs Argentina

16:15/ 20:30 hrs
With Tom IHanks

MTV Channel

05:45 h Inspirational
06:00 H Bhajan Melodies
06:15 h Muslim Melodies
06:30 h Nirva's Hour
07:00 h Dabi's Musical Hour
07:30 h Transpacific Bhajan
08:00 h Christ for the Nation
08:30 h Avon Video & DVD
Musical Melodies
09:00 h- Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix Gospel
09:30 h Ramayan
10:00 h Indian Movie
13:00 h Jeewan Jyoti Live
13:30 h Rhythm Blast
14:00 h Father's Day
14:30 h Vidya's Musical
15:00 h entertaining Mantra -
15:30 h MTV Father's Day
16:00 h Bollywood Sensation
17:00 h Birthdays and
17:15 h Death
Announcements/In Memorianm
18:00 h Father's Day

13:45 hrs
with Ajay, Akshay, Urmila
16:30/20:30 hrs
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TODAY'S FORECAST:Mostly fair weather conditions may
be interrupted by cloudy spells with light showers over most
of Guyana,chances of isolated thunder may occur over
some areas.
WAVES: Moderately high reaching about 2.2m in open
WINDS:North-easterly to Southerly at 1 to
7mps.gusting at times over some areas.
HIGH TIDE: 09:27h at (2.63m) and 21:58h at (2.65m)
LOW TIDE: 03:09h at (1.10m) and 15:24h at (0.90m)
SUNRISE: 05:39h nil
SUNSET: 18:09h nil
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.5-31.8 over coastal
areas & 31.0-32.5C over inland and interior locations.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 23.5C over coastal
areas & 20.0-24.0C over near inland and interior
RAINFALL G\Town:0.9mm
MARINE ADVISORY:Fishermen and other marine
users are advised not to damage or interfere with the
ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the provision
of the weather information and warnings for the
safety of the marine community.

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Get dad a

doctor's appointment

this Father's Day

NEW YORK (Reuters) Skip
the shirt and tie this
Father's Day show Dad you
really care by urging him to
talk to his doctor about pros-
tate cancer. Most men will
listen, hints a survey re-
leased today.
"Women don't realise how
much influence they have with
their husbands on matters of
health." said Leslie D.
Michelson, head of the Prostate
Cancer Foundation. "Daughters,
wives and partners may be our
secret weapons to get men to
talk with their doctors about
prostate cancer."
Prostate cancer is the
most common non-skin cancer
in the U.S.. striking one in six
American men. This year
alone, an estimated 234,000

men will be diagnosed with the
disease and 27,000 will die
from it.
The Prostate Cancer Foun-
dation/Gillette Men's Health
Survey. which involved 1.572
healthy men and women ages 25
to 62 years, shows, not surpris-
ingly, that men are reluctant to
talk with their doctors about
prostate cancer.
Among men with a family
history of the disease, about
one in four has never dis-
cussed his family history or
his personal risk with a doc-
tor. Of men older than 50 the
age of highest risk nearly
one in five has never dis-
cussed his family history or
personal risk for prostate can-
cer with a doctor.
While 73 per cent of men

surveyed said they are con-
cerned about prostate cancer,
many are misinformed about the
disease even those at increased
risk for developing prostate can-
Most notably, 30 per cent
of men over age 50 said they
would wait for symptoms to
develop before seeing a doctor,
when, in fact, most men who
develop prostate cancer never
experience any symptoms in the
early stages of the disease, when
more treatment options are
Nearly three quarters of the
men and women surveyed mis-
takenly believed that prostate
cancer is less common among
men than breast cancer is
among women. In reality, men
are 33 per cent more likely to

develop prostate cancer than
women are to develop breast
But perhaps the most im-
portant "take home" message
of the survey, the authors say,
is the important role that wives
and daughters can play in rais-
ing men's awareness of pros-
tate cancer, and other major
threats to their health, and get-
ting them to talk to their doc-
Almost three quarters of
men surveyed said they
would be very likely to talk
to their doctor about prostate
cancer if urged to do so by the
women in their lives. Yet,
only half of the women, ac-
cording to the survey, believe
they have this kind of influ-
ence over their man.

Daughters' love
Photographer Cullen Bess-Nelson caught Rajesh
Nandalall of Nandy Park and his four daughters,
Stacey, Jessica, Sheena and Tracey in a pre-Father's
Day moment. Happy Father's Day to all Fathers

5a s

a Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. is about to embark on a detailed
programme to accelerate its SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT schedules. The
works are intended to improve the quality and reliability of the electricity

S GPL ("The Contractor") therefore invites all local power
- .transmission and distribution construction or maintenance firms
j to apply for Pre-Qualification for the TRANSMISSION AND .

A complete set of bid documents can be obtained from the
Office of the:
G The Contracts and Supplies Manager
I GPL, Main Street, .
Georgetown, Guyana. a;
t Completed bid documents must be placed in plain sealed
. envelopes bearing no outward identification of the bidder.
* Envelopes shall be marked on the top left side: A

Application to Pre-Qualify

and addressed as follows:
The Secretary, Tender Board
Guyana Power & Light Inc.
40 Main Street, Georgetown.


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Ofie-fteCnrat upisM nae eoeFia 30 a; I ,
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The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is intended that such funds
be applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken by SIMAP Agency.

1. SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
following projects:-

Regular Projects:
i) Replacement of Kariako Health Center Reg. 1
ii) Rehabilitation of Hampshire South East Residential Roads Reg. 6

Flood Relief Projects:
i) Rehabilitation of Block 3 Roads Lot 2 Cove & John, Ann's Grove Reg. 4

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown,
Tel. 227-3554 (Contracts Dept).

3. Bids from a Firm/Company must include a copy of their business registration.
Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates of
which only the original will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the
Evaluation Criteria in the tender documents.

4. The cost of each Bidding Document is G$5,000 each and the Flood Relief
Project is $10,000. Payment can be in cash or by Manager's Cheque in favour of

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

6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00h on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at which time they will be
opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives.

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

Executive Director
SIMAP Agency

Exposed wires in Sophia burn child

Ii .
Nine-year-old Rafiki Pereira
A SOPHIA, Greater
Georgetown child suffered
burns yesterday morning,

once again exposing the dan-
gers of the many illegal power
connections in that area.
Nine-year-old Rafiki
Pereira, a Primary One student
of the Sophia Primary School, is
now a patient of the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation where he is recov-
According to reports,
around 09:00 h, the child was
returning home from the shop
when he held on the pole for bal-
ance because of the slushiness of

the area due to the recent rain-
On the post were a number
of live exposed wires and the
child was burnt on the hands
and chin.
His mother, Bonita Pereira,
of Lot 608 'D' Field Sophia told
this newspaper that although
her son was unconscious after
the incident, he is now speak-
She lamented the fact that
persons in the area are endan-
gering the lives of others for a

few dollars more. The woman
said that a cow was electrocuted
recently after grazing in an area
filled with live wires.
Earlier this month, another
teen from the area, suffered a
similar fate allegedly while mak-
ing an illegal power supply con-
nection on a utility pole. Per-
sons in the area claimed that the
18-year-old was in the habit of
making the connections and
supplying persons in the area
for a fee.
At that time, residents had

lamented that such incidents re-
flect badly on the community
and recalled that persons have
been electrocuted after coming
into contact with wires strung
around the village for illegal elec-
tricity connections.
The Guyana Power and Light
Inc (GPL) has several ongoing
campaigns to curb this problem.
In a press release issued on
May 31, Chief Executive Of-
ficer (CEO) Mr. Bharat Dindyal
said that the most troubling el-

ement in the whole scenario is
the danger that these connec-
tions pose to adults, animals
and particularly children living
and playing in the area.
He added that the wires
used are most unsuitable for
conducting electricity at that
kind of voltage.
"There is no way we can
over-emphasise the absolute
danger that this kind of situ-
ation poses," the CEO had
said. (Shawnel Cudjoe)

By Natalie Finn

E!Online American Idol win-
ner Ruben Studdard has
once again come out on top.
An Alabama court awarded
Idol's season-two champ $2
million in a lawsuit the singer
brought against his former man-
ager last year, accusing him of
misusing more than $200.000 of
Studdard's money.
Studdard, 26, sued Ronald W.
Edwards, who also happens to be
his godfather, and Edwards' pro-
motions company, Sez Inc., for
misappropriation of funds and
identity theft, claiming that
Edwards forged Studdard's signa-
ture on paperwork that gave
Edwards power of attorney over
Studdard's finances.
Jefferson County Circuit
Judge Scott Vowell awarded
Studdard $500,000 in actual
damages and another $1.5 mil-

lion in punitive damages after
ruling that Edwards had in fact
messed with more than
$246,000 of the Birmingham-
born singer's earnings. The judge

determined that Edwards im-
properly used Studdard's credit
cards and took money from his

checking and other bank ac-
counts, including $10,000 to re-
pay his own bank loan.
Edwards filed for Chapter 7
bankruptcy on June 17, 2005.
claiming Sez Inc. was out of assets,
leading Judge Vowell to dismiss the
portion of Studdard's suit directed
at the company.
Edwards also countersued
Studdard in March 2005 a few
weeks after Studdard filed his
original complaint for
$500,000, saying the singer
failed to pay him his deserved
management fees and expenses.
Since winning American Idol
in 2003, Studdard has flown
largely under the radar, at least
compared to the original Idol,
Kelly Clarkson, who has be-
came a Grammy-winning pop
superstar, and season-three win-
ner Fantasia Barrino, who's set
to star as herself in a TV biopic
about her life.

Studdard's debut album,
Soulful, complemented his 'Vel-
vet Teddy Bear' moniker and
went platinum, selling more than
1.8 million copies to date and
earning him a Grammy nomina-
tion for Best R&B Male Vocal
Performance. His follow-up ef-
fort, 2004's 'I Need an Angel',
failed to repeat that success,
only achieving gold status with
sales just over 500,000.
The pop/R&B/gospel
singer has kept busy, how-
ever. Next month he'll host a
music camp in Dothan, Ala-
bama, for talented young-
sters. The cost per camper is
$100 and for that price each
will get tips and training in
songwriting, performance and
music theory from certified
music professionals. And, of
course, the campers will get
a chance to perform live with
the big guy himself.

points to the pole on which


Locally produced goods are taking
the Caribbean an Florida markets
by storm. Recently held trade
expositions in Trinidad and Tobago,
Barbados and Florida had West
Indians and Americans clamouring
for more and even some British and
When What's Up in Business sat
down with exhibitors at the shows
recently, we leamt that though the
shows were held only about a month
back, some exhibitors are already
shipping produce to markets they
On May 24-26 in Trinidad and
T',ag:, rxel ,.i-,hri ee i.ianisations
'.imrn Dnmir .: e-arbados,
_' adatt 5l1. i i.. -. .'
n les rn GJu,. were on Fresh pr

G -','ani ; ,,r.- ri.-l.d by eight show in I
.di,. ,-: :lul,:i. D jilgety Teas also a hit
ar 1:,: E, n I ,r '- .ni with the Th n
S l. 1 i... Corporation The Com
,. .. r, i ,i iCorporation Barak P;
1:i .. ,. produce demand
-I, ,r , ,, ,: i, h,: : an d p e a n u t e m a n d
I', -te, from sixteen companies. f.''; 'i
"k o1ii farmer. Latchman Dindyal Trinidad
to9g-nder special import permit a
number of fresh vegetables which He is
were a 'knock out' with the company
Trinidadians. According to Dindyal herbalbl
they were "amazed at the size of Back to
eddoes grown in Guyana". blends o
Dindyal will now be supplying ketchup
pumpkins to one of Trinidad and created
Tobago's largest exporters of fresh "''
fruits and vegetables to the Rajendrr
Caribbean and beyond lrn -
Dalgety Teas which was also on ad m.l

SGuyana whets appetites in Florida,&T and Barbia
export mart et, ieslpeciaalg it aiB: isnti g aoucs re ioca lrUiatae up;
agriculture an. agnp~mcessed i gi~ii spaces within theeCUribbeaan
adT otrrrageentse ftWe I
Dindyal who ds t so well in Trinidad gie -bTalrn afand! ccodng to EdinG eseandd
and Tobago with his cassavas, Wdaest ndian busi nesssdtaitraber
eddoes, sweet potatoes and for consumersobfaltllna tioa~iAles
plantainss, was also a hit in The company ako with NiwGMGC "aredyingforGupa&sagodd."

oduce from Luyana uGi .i4,'!. in Barbados (courtesy of New GMC)

the Twin Island Republic was
npany's Operations Manager
ayne said, so great was '.
for his teas that he had to
,,- i,,.: i-. P.arbados in order
:ii- in l i he secured in
and ".1 I ;-
now supplying four big
es there with lhe Dalgety
end of teas
SEden. producers of five
if achars, green seasonings.
and barbeque sauces also
Su;te a stir at the Trinidad and
I',,, -"' .'1i FI .r,, ,], .
a Ramraltan the ovner
3g S:- ':. a'f te company
hu,.-.:- JI. ." products ha'e

to be tasted to be believed. His
'knock-out' tamarind achar was a big
hit and he will now be ,i iI,,,.i
Barbados. St. Kilts :i
\ 1 ,,, -,1 ~ ,11 ,, III ,,- i , h ill, l, ..
l i, i hl. l i, ,l ,

The B-MEX show irn Barbados was
held on June 2-5. 2006 at the
Sherborne Ceni e.
The New GMC was also thele with
local farmers, exporters and six
otiler companies.
There wmas irenendous interest
shown in the Guyana products by
importers from Dominica. Sunname
and England
They ,' "
:af Batacs "a v,.. Q isce.~a ;S ,ets
:oar sar ii s prud.uo s T,-,e
isi s ii one of Giaisc 6)r:Ks;

Barbados. The markets he secured
have him preparing to ship a 40-foot
containerof eddoes to Barbados.
And while farmers and producers
are securing markets around the
world. shipping agents seeing the
grove tradee are extending their
Three yc* *, ,i..[..f e rr. ,:,
,hippec' '. ,, i '' i R- .,:
was sent by air which was very
Tnranv y -I.i I '. iri..'.1 and almost
every week. 3-1 i,... -1I0
containers are sent filled with

and the Guyana Offlice for
Investment (Golnvest) isworing to
consolidate shipping aranggements
to facilitate producers who cannot
fill a 40-foot container.
There will be regular shipping days
and producers can bring their
goods to the designated warehouse
Edun was at the show in Florida
where he was overwhelmed by the
range and quality of the locally
produced goods.
An entire warehouse was dedicated
to Guyana's exnlmoiu uul. h, ,
was the over-flow that some local

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One of the largget ;seem aek siiin
Orlando. FIoridda, ailiftinStuer
Centre is own
is reportedly teftlr a Mlf Wai
of Guyanea3~epliamiIe.
Atthe stows patrns were given the
opportunity to taste some of the
locally manufactured products.
The El Dorado Rum maintained its
tradition as a world class rum and
the Food King line of seasonings
and ketchup was also well received.
The Jack Up wine by Jack's
Enterprise was not enough to go
around especially airily u......
, .- .I I, h 1,,,-,-' ...i-. .ler
I1 Dalgety caused a sir among the
'-,.use wves who tasted it and
-.'I'edr ic-jcse:\eiasaianisiizing
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Lawrence Dipchand serves up a meal in his restaurant.

Chef Dipchand's split peas soup is a must.

Variety of beverages at thi

Chef Lawrence Dipchand introduces


By Neil Marks
serves up an interesting cre-
ole menu, but this week he
will introduce an Indian long-
ing and a first for Guyana -
the first all day Tandoori
He has cooked for family
and he has cooked for the elite
who ventured into Canada's high
rated hotels. And, many a time,
he has had a Black Hawk touch
down for one of his meals in
Kabul, Afghanistan.
Now, he is in Guyana.
Just a month on, his Court
House Restaurant and Bar on
lower Hadfield street,
Georgetown has been tested and


the taste buds have approved!
His name should be known
in professional kitchens. If not,
that's a pity.
Lawrence's book 'Cuisine of
Guyana Traditional Creole
Cooking for Guyana's Kitchens'
is a good appetiser if you want
a head start to a good local dish.
Given his explanation that
the ingredients and preparations
of Guyanese creole dishes are
very informal and rarely required
classical culinary technique,
Lawrence has made it easy for
the ordinary housewife to read
through his recipes and know
exactly what to pick up in the
market and spread the table.
He takes into account that,
much like cooking worldwide,

Guyanese cooking is a reflection
of myriad nutritiona, aesthetic,
economic, cultural ai. I religious
For example, in his recipe
book, you would ot, find any-
thing using turtles, manatees, deer,
iguana, labba or wild ducks and
birds, because of the universal
concern for wildlife preservation.
At 52, Lawrence is perhaps
one of Guyana's best chefs. But
his culinary skills were not al-
ways at the centre of his life.
Born at Cornelia Ida, West
Coast Demerara, Lawrence would
know of the traditional fireside
cooking and the tasty result. But
his love for culinary delights and
preparing these did not occupy
his early life.

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After graduating from the
Saraswat School, he started
working with the Lands and
Surveys Department,
specialising in cartography.
He received training
through a course offered by the
United Nations Development
Programme and moved on to
the University of Guyana to
pursue a degree in geography.
However, he did not complete
the programme.
He migrated to Canada and
decided to pursue his real love
- cooking!
He enrolled in the Constel-
lation Culinary Arts Institute in
Ontario and graduated with a
diploma in Advanced Culinary

After receiving the Inter-pro-
visional Red Seal chef certification,
he went on to the posh Ramada
Renaissance Hotel, and later,
Marriott International Hotels.
He was then invited by the
Canadian Ministry of Defence to
be one of the chefs for the In-
ternational Security Assistance
Force in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Lawrence decided to take up
the offer. He started in 2002 and
spent three years.
"A soldier cannot march on
an empty stomach. They ate the
best food in the world. You
name it, we cooked it," Lawrence
says of his experience.
He says it was a lot of fun
interacting with the forces and it
was pure joy when the snl"die


would touch down in their Black
Hawks just for a meal.
"It was fun," he recalled.
Lawrence was awarded a
Canadian national award for
"serving in the face of the en-
Having served for three
years in Afghanistan, Lawrence
decided to take a break and come
back home. He disliked the cli-
mate in his other posting,
Kandahar. He has set up base in
Guyana, but if required to return
to Afghanistan, Lawrence says
he would go, but his restaurant
would not.
On May 12, he ooeneA tb
dGors io the Court House Res-
taurant and Bar on lower
Hadfield street, Georgetown,
doors away from the popular
MFK store. It's just a stone's
throw away from the
Georgetown courts and law
He has tapped into the mar-
ket and his business is doing
well, he says.
Lawrence's menu changes
everyday, eliminating customers'
fear that they would be served
leftovers. It was a deliberate act
on his part.
The restaurant is strictly
buffet and the fare is very rea-
sonably priced.
Enter the restaurant, and the
d6cor strikes you as being
unique. Fish nets adorn the
An 'ihiertiig feature of the
menu is Lawrence's Soup Bar.


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...-.-- Families pray for safe

Return of children

Court House Restaurant.


Patrons ladle their way to match-
less soups. His split peas soup
should be a must.
While the food is creole,
Lawrence's love for wines gives
the meal a sumptuous twist, be
it seafood, chicken or beef.
"I consider myself a natu-
ral chef. Cooking is an adven-
ture. I do what I can do best,"
he says.
"There is not one food in
particular that I think I cook
best. Whatever you cook has to
be of the best, and so everyday
is a challenge. It's not a big
hurdle. I don't believe in a good

cook; I believe in a smart cook,"
he adds.
Lawrence will bring that
smartness to his all-day
Tandoori kitchen from this
week. He has sensed the need
for South Asian foods in
Guyana, and so everyday, all day
long, he would serve up spicy
Tandoori delicacies.
Tandoori chicken and naan,
"Creole food will be there,
but I want to make my
Tandoori kitchen the flagship
of my restaurant," Lawrence

THE families of a six-year-old
boy and 15-year-old girl are
concerned about their where-
abouts and praying for their
safe return after they were al-
legedly abducted by the father
of the six-year-old on June 9.
Tracy Ann Cox yesterday
told this newspaper that her
child, Christopher Lallchand,
was picked up from the Mae's
Primary school on June 9 by his
father who should have returned
him to his Garnett Street, Kitty,
home on June 11.
However, she said she re-
ceived a telephone call from him
on June 11 at 10:30 hrs, who told
her to speak to her son because
she would not be hearing From
him again.
When she enquired from her
son about his whereabouts, he
said that he was in Diamond,
East Bank Demerara. The con-
nection was then severed. It was
the last time she had contact
with her son.
The mother said she is afraid

By Olesya Dmitracova

LONDON (Reuters) If
watching the World Cup with
a beer in your hand is your
perfect idea of unwinding, you
might need to find a better way
to relax, say British research-
ers examining stress levels in
soccer fans.
With funding from online bet-
ting firm Betfair, Loughborough
University scientists are measur-
ing at every England game the
strains experienced by support-
ers as well as the added impact
of having a bet on the contest.
The researchers monitor fans'
heart rates throughout the match,
take their saliva samples before
kick-off, at halftime and after full
time and then map the results
against a recording of the game.
"We may be able to see
whether England supporters tend
to get more stressed or anxious,"
biochemist and sports scientist
Mike Gleeson said during
England's match with Trinidad &
Tobago on Thursday evening.
Previous studies have shown
that sporting !fCtGiV can lead to

Local church marks


FROM the Heart Church Min-
istries of Guyana will celebrate
its fifth anniversary with a se-
ries of activities beginning on
June 20.
The local arm of the From the
Heart Ministries, founded by Epis-
copal Pastor, Dr. John A. and Rev.
Diana Cherry, of Maryland, USA,
was launched on June 11 2001, at
the National Cuiiurai Centre. The
USA headquarters recently cel-
ebrated 25 years in ministry.
The mission of From the
Heart Church Ministries is to
"seek and save that which was
lost." According to a release from


the Church, "We are a church ship, an Open Air Meeting at
that loves God, hates sin, and Barr and Alexander Streets, Kitty
loves to give. Our goal is to be a on Friday June 23, Community
spiritual, administrative and fi- Service Outreach and TV
nancial blessing to the Body of Broadcast. The celebration will
Christ, regardless of denomina- culminate with the Anniversary
tion, race, geography and Service on Sunday, June 25, at
ethnicity. Ministries include 9:00hrs at the Guyana Legion,
Youth, Life-givers (women), CarifestaAvenue, Thomas Lands.
Male Seed (men), Christian Edu- From thp' I;t Church
cation and Children Church, Ministries of Guyana meets
Evangelism and many more. on Sundays at 9:00hours at
The anniversary activities the Guyana Legion Hall, on
begin on Tuesday with an Open Wednesdays at 19:00 hrs for
Intercessory Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, and for Pra~v--
and will also include a Special Meetings on Fri,- ...J '
Bible Study, Members' Fellow- and a. :Ohrs ys, at 'ton

that the caller may try to leave
the country with the child.
She said that about a year ago,
the caller, whom she has iden-
tified, fled with the child for
two days, but on that occasion,
she contacted him on his cellu-
lar phone and begged for his re-
turn and-he conceded.
However, on this occasion
he seems reluctant to do the
same. -
She said that police from
the Kitty Police station, where
the matter was reported, said
they were working on tracing
the call. The matter was also re-
ported to the Ruimveldt Police
And Leonard Allicock. fa-
ther of the 15-year-old girl
Tiffanee Allicock, yesterday)
told this newspaper that he was
not e\ en allowed to speak with
hi-s daughter since June 9. He
said that her mother sent her
out around 09:00 h that day
and by 10:30 hrs, when she had
not returned, family members

anxiety, panic and even heart
attacks in some soccer fans, al-
though winning the World Cup
can boost a nation's health or
feeling of well-being.
Gathered in a room in west
London with Thursday's game
projected on to a wall, both
groups of fans 10 on each side
- looked excited and reacted to
every near-goal and every last-
second save. There were loud
cheers or gasps and even jumps
and dance routines.
"I never get stressed, more
anxious," said participating En-
gland fan Ben Fox, 32, after a
tense but goalless first half.
"We shouldn't have to de-
pend on a kid (Wayne Rooney),
it annoys me," he added. Striker
Rooney came on in the second
half, passed fit to play after his
injury saga.
Fellow supporter Jefferson
Lovell, 23, sounded equally
downbeat at half time. "Itrs
typical England: too much ex-
pectation, not enough perfor-
mance," he said.

Exactly how stressed each
fan has become is assessed from
their heart rates, taken every
five seconds and then averaged
by a computer over each
minute. Saliva volumes and
composition are measured and
there arc questionnaire re-
During the first experiment
at the England-Paraguay game
last Saturday, some fans' heart
rates rose to 95-100 a minute
compared with the normal 70,
Glceson said.
Likewise, the supporters
produced on. average half the
usual amount of saliva, point-
ing to higher stress' .z-";; ...
Itna to dry out the mouth.
The researchers also mea-
sure the amount of cortisol, a
stress hormone relat'-'
_. a to
adrenaline. in to
..., e saliva.
Would the free beer drunk
by the fans at the experiment
not interfere with the study of
their saliva?
"We couldn't say you

MISSING: Fifteen-year-old MISSING: Nine-year-old
Tiffanee Allicock Christopher Lallchand

began to worry.
The man said that relatives
then spent the entire day look-
mg for the child, but \%ere un-
He said that the man sub-
sequently telephoned him and
said he had the teen.
According to Allicock. his
request to speak to his daugh-
ter was denied, when the man
said "leave that for another
time." However, he has not
made contact since then.

couldn't drink alcohol because
these guys wouldn't come!"
Gleeson said.
Most of Trinidad & Tobago
fans, dressed in their team's red
colours, drank soft drinks even
after they lost 2-0.
Thane Pierre, 20, said he
was excited and not worried
about the defeat. "The result
doesn't really give credit to the
performance," he said.
Tiny Trinidad & Tobago
frustrated every attempt by En-
gland to score until the 83rd
minute when Peter Crouch fi-
nally eked out a goal to be fol-
lowed soon afterwards by a
Steven Gerrard strike.
Does Pierre believe
Trinidad & Tobago put up a
good fight? "I believe En-
gland put up a good fight," he
replied smiling.

Allicock said that man was
an acquaintance who visited him
in the Charlestown area where
he lives.
The child's mother. Paulette
Prince, is pleading for the safe
return of her daughter.
Anyone, knowing the
whereaboutiof the three is
asked to contact the nearest
police station or family mem-
bers on telephone numbers
231-8775, 226-2746 and 642-

This England supporter sits
with her head in hands
while watching the game
on a television screen on
June 15, 2006. (David Moir/

Efforts ongoing

to significantly

improve justice


President Jagdeo

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo has announced that efforts are
ongoing to significantly improve the functioning of the jus-
tice system which he said is plagued with administrative
delays and inconsistencies in judgements handed down.
Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing Friday at the
Uitvlugt/Leonora Estate, the President decried the manner in
which the justice system is functioning and expressed particu-
lar concern with inconsistency of decisions by magistrates and
-. ,a, a accent example of where a person wanted by the
police and charged with illegal possession of arms and ammuni-
tion was placed on bail of a relatively small sum.
Te announced that a US$25M loan is being sought from
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to strengthen jus-
tice administration and make it accountable to the Judicial Ser-
vice Commission.
The President also reported that a US$20M is being
sought from the ID to strengthen law enforcement and
he is optimistic that bpth loans would be disbursed by the
end of the year. -

Watching World~111 Cup s sresfulbusnes




.Memories fresh for

Witness of Hitler's last days

By Tom Armitage

BERLIN (Reuters) There is
nothing left of the under-

ground bunker where Hitler
committed suicide.
But for former SS officer
Rochus Misch, the memories are

Eighty-eight year-old Rochus Misch former
Oberscharf0hrer in the SS who worked as a
courier, bodyguard and telephone operator
for former German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler
from 1940 to 1945, talks to journalists June 8,
2006, at the site where Hitler's underground
bunker was placed in Berlin. (Arnd

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still fresh, more than 60 years
after the end of World War
"There was a little work-
ing room, a living room, bed-
room, toilet and shower and
there was no more," said the
last surviving witness to the
final two weeks of Adolf
Hitler's life, referring to the
Nazi leader's underground
Gazing at the parking lot
which now covers the bunker,
Misch recalled his time as a
member of the Fuehrer's close
entourage in the days leading
up to April 30, 1945.
The 88-year-old, who still
lives in Berlin, served Hitler
throughout World War Two as
a bodyguard and telephonist.
But as the Third Reich
came to an end, Hitler withdrew
to the underground shelter be-
neath his chancellery and dis-
missed most of his staff, retain-
ing only those whose services
were considered essential in-
cluding Misch.
"We were expecting it.
Hitler let us go on April 22. I
was here in Berlin ... and we
stuck it out until April 30," he
Misch's account of Hitler's
last days is worn smooth from
years of retelling. His answers
to questions sometimes run off
at a tangent but his feelings -
particularly about the subse-
quent portrayal of the events of
that spring are clear.
"Hitler was not, as the
press writes, from February on
down here vegetating," he says.
"He always came out and went
up to his apartment in the flat
and I went to my room.
"He came down when there
was an air raid warning and so I
came down too."
Hitler's bride, Eva Braun,
whom he married two days be-
fore their deaths, also moved
into the bunker, Misch says.
"(In the last few weeks) Eva.
came and then they stayed
down there for the last 12

Dressed in an anorak. cardi-
gan and black jeans. Misch
laced ,: !I'rage of reporters at
the hunker site when a local i:--
tory society unveiled the first
sign indicating the location of
the shelter.
"Herr Misch is the last one
still living who spent the last 15
dlas \ in ihe lunker and experi-
enced the end." said historian
D)ictlmar Arnold. head of the
Berlin lUnderworlds organisation
which \\ as responsible for tlhe
The banker \was filled with
gravel and \ it ered ) ; parking
tot in the Io80s by the least
(Genian Glovetlrnmeniii llhere is
no li rice o it l ,'l. nor ol .\lberl
p,' ni"niiientlal New
Reich's Chancellery that once
stood nearnbv.
Misch welcomed the sign -
hoping it would help bring him
respite from the hundreds of
journalists, historians and archi-

vists who want to tap his
memories of the man behind the
"Groups come here every
day, they want to know; then
they come to me, then they
want me to come here.
"They want explanations. It
can't go on," he said, his voice
trailing off before he launched
into another reminiscence.
"There were two wit-
nesses. We were the observers
who heard and saw everything
that went on down there," he
Misch and mechanic
Johannes Hentschel were two
of the last people remaining in
the bunker as Soviet troops ad-
vanced on Berlin. Misch was
later captured by the Russians
and interned. He was released
in 1954 and returned to Ger-

His story became well-
known in the wake of the 2004
film 'Der Untergang' or 'Down-
fall' which tells of Hitler's last
However, he remains a con-
troversial figure in Germany for
his dogged faithfulness to the
memory of a man who was re-
sponsible for the deaths and
persecution of millions.
Misch, who witnessed so
much, is still haunted by im-
ages from the past: like the
deaths of Nazi Propaganda
Minister Joseph Goebbels' six
"The Goebbels children
were made ready to die in my
room. I know all about (it).
Frau (Magda) Goebbels could
not prepare them where they
were sleeping, there were still
staff there... So she came down
to the bunker nobody came
there and she prepared the
children for their deaths in
peace. That happened in my
Misch faced fierce criticism
in calling for a plaque to com-
memorate the children Helga,
Hilde, Helmut, Hedda, Holde
and Heide and.still seems up-
set by the memory of the days
leading up to the children's
deaths by poisoning.
"It was such a drama, there
were tears, you can't imagine,"
he said.
While the details of Hitler's
suicide are well-known, Misch's
account isstill chilling. By April
22, 1945. an intercepted mes-
sage from the Western allies
convinced Hitler than the end
was near.
He sought advice on how
best to commit suicide. learl'ul
of falling into the Russians'
hands as they descended on
His German shepherd
Blondi was sacrificed in order to
test whether cyanide capsules
I iitler planned to use were genu-
"()n April 22, he deflini-
tively declared an end: 'The
war is lost. You can all rely
on me, I will never leave Ber-
lini'," Misch recalled.


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Latin American voters not seen toeing Catholic line

By Hilary Burke

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -
The Roman Catholic Church
holds great weight in Latin
America, but voters plagued
by economic worries are
largely tuning out the
church's moral messages
during elections this year.
Scholars say priests and
bishops have no direct impact
on how people vote in Latin
America, home to half the
world's Catholics. But the
church has ties to many politi-
cal leaders and played a crucial
role as friend and foe during
the region's military dictator-
ships in the 1970s and 1980s.
Since democracy returned,
the church mostly has limited
its activism to criticising liber-
tine sexual mores and free-mar-
ket economic policies that hurt
the poor in the region, where
four out of every 10 people are
But many voters have
opted to tackle poverty by
electing left-leaning govern-
ments. And most ignore church
teachings on issues like premari-
tal sex, birth control and abor-
tion without engaging in a U.S.-
style "family values" debate.
"People are more concerned
with other things. Life is harder,

so quCIeslions like that conce a lot
lower down the scale," said Paiul
Freston, a sociology professor
and Brazil specialist at Calvin
College in Michigan.

President Luiz Inacio Lula
da Silva.
The Catholic Church
"wants to have a moral influ-
ence and wants to give guidance
on what people should take into
account in deciding how to vote.
But whether anybody listens
varies from place to place,"
Freston added.
The world's two largest
Catholic nations, Brazil and
Mexico, both have presidential
elections this year.
Mexican church leaders

have met with li thecountry's lop
thrcc canlidales iln an tnprec-
edented show of political clout.
During much of the last
century, the ruling party was
staunchly anticlerical; priests
were banned from voting, men-
tioning politics in sermons and
even wearing their collars in
Since 1992, when Mexico
established diplomatic ties with
the Vatican, the climate has been
changing. President Vicente Fox,
a devout Catholic, was the first
leader to attend a papal mass
and caused an uproar when he
knelt to kiss the pope's ring.
But church leaders could not
keep his government from put-
ting "morning-after" contracep-
tive pills in public clinics.
This year's political contest
is so tight, though, that some
observers say Catholic activism
could affect the July 2 vote.
"The church is saying (to
candidates), 'I know people will
vote for you but I could say you
are not a good option and this
could make you lose two or
three points, which in a highly
competitive vote may mean
you've lost your shirt,"' said
Elio Masferrer, a researcher at
Mexico's National School of
Anthropology and History.
Catholic leaders generally

do not back specific candidates
or parlies. And Ihe church
doesn't have a stance on the re-
cent shift leftward in many Latin
American countries, partly be-
cause the church's cries for eco-
nonlic justice seem leftist but its
conservative morals often reso-
nate more with the political
And in a region where the
church still has a sizable major-
ity despite Protestant advances,
Catholics come in every politi-
cal stripe.
In Brazil, the Catholic
Church has sent mixed signals
on the October presidential elec-
tion. Following corruption scan-
dals involving the government,
the Brazilian National Bishop's
Conference (CNBB) said the
scandals undermined confidence
in politicians.
But it stopped short of
criticising President Luiz Inacio
Lula da Silva, who has denied
knowledge of any wrongdoing
in his Administration and is
likely to run for re-election.
In its most recent statement
earlier this month, the CNBB
criticised "unfair" neo-liberal
economic policies associated
mostly with the party of Lula's
rival, Geraldo Alckmin. It said
Lula had showed that he wanted
to improve the lot of the poor

but asked him to adopt more
active policies to achieve that.
Ccsar Jacob, a political sci-
entist with the Pontifical Catho-
lic University in Rio de Janeiro,
said Catholic bishops would be
divided in their preferences.
"A more left-wing part of
the church traditionally sup-
ports Lula, but the more conser-
vative part may this time rally
around Alckmin, who is a
Catholic and rumored to be part
of (conservative Catholic group)
Opus Dei," he said. "But the
padres have very little control
over the electorate."
The Catholic church's influ-
ence is also limited by politi-
cally active evangelical congre-
gations, which sometimes field
their own candidates in Brazil.
In Venezuela, where a presi-
dential election is set for De-
cember, some church leaders
have publicly sparred with left-
ist President Hugo Chavez,

questioning his democratic cre-
dentials and the efficacy of his
antipoverty measures.
Chavez, a self-styled revolu-
tionary. lashed out at a cardinal who
had criticized the president's "des-
potic" ways, saying the comments
were part of a coup conspiracy.
But the Catholic Church's
sway over voters is seen as
minimal, and Chavez has a clear
electoral advantage thanks to
his popular social projects and
divisions among the opposition.
"These days, no party
wants to be seen as being
against the church, but nei-
ther do they want to be seen
as buying the church's mes-
sages. That's why parties:
have such a pragmatic and
ambiguous attitude toward
the church," said Cristian
Parker, a sociologist at the
University of Santiago de
Chile. (See story on page

W 6,b n

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Loan # 1120/SF-GY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to
fill the following vacancy:


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The duty of the Technical Manager is to oversee the day to day
technical aspects of the project by ensuring that planning for and
implementation of the Food Coupon and Sprinkles program and
related training and IEC activities proceed in an orderly and timely
fashion and those systems are in place to facilitate the smooth and
efficient operation programmes.

Qualifications and Experience:
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Social
Sciences or Nutrition with 3 years of experience in the
relevant field.
Experience in working in a project management environment
will be a great asset. Computer literate. (Microsoft Office).
Remuneration will be in keeping with experience and

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

Health Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown
Tel. No.: 226-6222 / 226-2425
Email: moligog( /

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, July 7, 2006
at 2 pm (14:00 h). Only short-listed applicants will be




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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to
fill the following vacancy:


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The duty of the Assistant Accountant is to, under direction from thl
Project Accountant, and other Senior Officers of'the Global Fund
Projects, assist:
(i) in the preparation of payments
(ii) maintaining a general ledger
(iii) data entry

Qualifications and Experience:
Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) or ACCA Level I or
any other equivalent accounting certificate
A minimum of 2 years experience in the accounting field.
Experience in working in a project management
environment, and computer literate (Microsoft Office,
QuickBooks) will be an asset

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

Health Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown
Tel. No.: 226-6222 / 226-2425
Email: mohgoge(

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, July 7, 2006 at
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donors honoured

Dr. Hedwig Goede of the Pan American Health Organisation presents a plaque to Mr.
Michael Carter for donating the highest amount of blood. (Pictures by Cullen Bess-

YOUNGEST BLOOD DONOR: Tiffany Miller receives her prize for being the youngest blood
donor from Dr. Clem McEwan of the NBTS.

PERSONS who donate
blood were honoured on
Wednesday last at a
reception hosted at Le
Meridien Pegasus to

celebrate World Blood
Donor Day.
The event was hosted by
the National Blood
Transfusion Service (NBTS)

in collaboration with the
Guyana Red Cross.
Those receiving
awards included Michael
Carter for donating the

highest amount of blood -
25 units, Tiffany Miller
for being the youngest
blood donor and Anita
Dabie, a blood recipient

who decided to donate.
PERSONS making
presentations at the event
included Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of

Health, Ms. Sonya
Roopnauth and Pan
American Health
Organisation's Dr. Hedwig

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RBL Rosignol Branch
RBL Corriverton Branch

RIVER (Land only).

Tender forms can be uplifted at any of our Republic Bank locations.
Tenders must be sealed in an envelope marked "Tender For..." and
placed in the Tender Box at Water Street Branch on the Receptionist's
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The Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP), a programme of the
Government of Guyana (GOG) financed by the European Union, to assist the local
private sector of Linden and Region 10 in creating/expanding economic activity, and
contributes to creating a more favourable investment environment. The core activities of
the programme include the provision of business/advisory services to small and medium
enterprises, a business incubator for new businesses, and the promotion of Region 10 for
new local and foreign investment. Accompanying measures include vocational training,
institutional strengthening, a revolving credit fund, and the rehabilitation of the socio-
economic infrastructure.
Within the frame work of LEAP's activities to support the Agricultural Development in
Region 10, a Demonstration farm is being developed to be operated on a commercial
basis. Towards this end LEAP is seeking to identify a Host Farmer on which to locate the
demonstration. The Host Farmer is expected to be a full partner in this initiative and a Co-
Manager of the Demonstration Farm.

The following is required:
Owner /Farmer is Resident on farm and currently producing
Farm easy accessible (10 to 15 mile radius from Linden) with easy
road access
Minimum of 10 to 15 acres and potential for expansion
Water supply year round.
Good capacity to provide additional farn labour
Capacity and readiness to new approaches and willing to work with
LEAP Co Farm Manager
Willing to support transfer oftcchnol gy etc. to other fans
Adequate security to protect assets m st be available
Persons operating in Region 10 with fans which meet the criteria are invited to
Ms. Susan Singh
Linden Economic Advancement rogramnme
97-98 RepublicAvenue
Tele. # 592-44-4057-5(
for further information.
And should be received no later than Monday. n 26. 2006

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mason, carpentry, painting,
plumbing, tiling. Free
estimates. Call 622-0267, 629-

INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
package beginning June 12, 2006
evening classes. Courses in Air
brushing Acrylic nails, Barbering,
Basic & Advance Hair Cutting
classes. Tel. 226-2124 or visit at
211 New Market Street, North

WORK from home for
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Send stamped envelope to
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Georgetown, Guyana.
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weekly. For information send
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ARE you cursed,
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COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's
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Centre @ 227-8361, 618-8283.
Home & Office Services
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DOLLY'S Auto Rental
272 Bissessar Avenue.
Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
Phone 225-7126, 226-3693.
E m a i I

FOR all types of
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in Kitty and around G/town.
Call Sharon 649-2358.
JEAN offers courses in
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stages in Dressmaking, Fabric
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Cushions. Soft toys. Bedroom
Elegance, Foral, Cake
Decoration. 226-9548. Kitty -
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Study Club (Regions1-10)
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285.

Institute 136 Shell Road.
Kitty. Tel. 225-9587.
Electrical Instl-llation and
wiring, television repairs. air
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Students (4th & 5th
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Groom chairs arnl .11.. 1 arch.
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Fogging, bubble foam, confetti.
Just call 226-6527, 623-7242.
We are based at the Tennessee
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HERBAL treatment
ulcer, sarcaptic itch,
impotent pain. Call 220-
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25 Princes Street,
Georgetown. LE Rich
apartments 575 Section 'A'
Block 'X Diamond. EBD. Tel.
227-3067. 233-2175 or 623-
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TV. telephone. refrigerator at
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terms rates. Email. us at

we build and renovate low
income homes. Contact Tel.
218-1957. 227-2479, 227-

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 Manual & automatic.
48 Princes and Camp Sts. Tel.
TRAIN TO PASS". 227-1063,
226-7874, 644-7211
ENROL now at Soman &
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Federation Building, Manget
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automatic. Phone # 225-4858.
622-2872. 646-7806.
ENROL now at Shalom Drive
School. Lot 2 Croal Street.
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For more information, call -- 227-
3869. 622-8162, 611-9038
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who they deal with Drving is
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interested persons by
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SERVICE done to all
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PRESSURE washer repairs.
Honda. Bnggs and Stratton, etc.
Tel. 627-7835
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HAVING problems with
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FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact Mohamed
on 223-9710/614-6634.
LOW cost air-conditioner,
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cooler repairs, servicing
electrical & solar panel
installation. Call 225-4822, 624-
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FOR efficient service and
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etc. Telephone 227-0060, 616-
5568. Freezezone Enterprises -
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DRIVERS and Dispatcher.
Call Alan 227-2238
FEMALE & male to work at
Car wash. Call 231-1786, 621-
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
TRUCK/Van Drivers. Apply
in person with written
application to: Lens Sheriff
and Fourth Sts.. C/ville.
Apply in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C!ville.
TABLE Hand (male), Baker
with knowledge of pastry (male)
Call 227-6270. 225-1949. Hurry's
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Apply in person to ARK
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House. in Lombard St., Werk-en-
Rust. 227-3580 or 225-7332.
FEMALE Clerk to live-in.
Must be computer literate and
be prepared to work in and out
of G/town. Telephone 616-5568,
227-006 ( Elroy or Sheena).
VACANCY exists for
Accounts Clerk and Porters.
Apply in person with written
application to Hainid's General
Store, 244 Reoent Rd. Bourda.
Tei. # 226-8961/225-3811.
age 30 years plus. Experience
at least one (1) year Aprplv
Friendship O J. .. Limited. 30
Friendship, i'--17, between the
hours of 2 pm and 4 pm.
FOR Security Guards,
SalesboysiPorters. Salesgirls,
Driver with Canter Licence 8
Clerical staff Apply Avinash
Complex in Water St Contact
226-3361, 227-7829.
SAL-ES Cl eks niuisi hve
knowledge ol Miillis and
English. 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person with
written application to Lens.
Sheriff & Fourth Streets. C!ville
SECURITY Guard sound
secondary education, age 45
56 yrs Pi efeorble persons
living on EBD Apply to
Frieindship ;. 30
Friendship, Fb_.i. ...I 1 and
4 pm.
DRIVER for 4 x 4 vehicle.
Must be capable of drli.q in
forest locations. Kindly .I -
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Unamco Industries Ltd 279
Forshaw Street, Queenstown.
20 MALES and females to
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University of Guyana,
Turkeyen. Campus or R.K's
Security, 125 Regent Road,
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants. Apply in person
with written application in your
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Re qurements' Maths &
EnTiish Cleaners. Horse
She Rac ng Service. 6/7
Crimer'ce & Longden Sts
t't','.-een i 30 pm & 4 piti

PART-TIME vacancy exists
for professionals to teach
Organisationai Behaviour,
Business Communication and
Presentation, Human
Resources Management,
Statistics, Cost Accounting
Please send application to P.O.
Box 101652.
between 25 and 40 yrs., to
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- 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.
experience at least three (3)
years. Qualifications four
subjects (CXC). attractive salary
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person '... i on EBD. Apply in
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Limited, 30 Friendship. EBD,
between the hours of 1 pm and
4 pm.
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
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ONE Computer Operator/
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Requirements proficiency in
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BUY land quickly for
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16 VACANT transported
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To be sold in one parcel. Tel.
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PRIME commercial land
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Charlotte Street. Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
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LAND situate at east of
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Call: 220-9675.
CORNER Lot on Sheriff
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LBI Estate Rd portion of house
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AT Long Creek, Soesdyke,
Linden Highway 20 acres of
cultivated farm land with creek.
For more information, call 628-
3231 or 6i5-2773 or 649-9547.
LAND available for you at
reasonable prices. Bel Air, Le
Ressouvenir, Continental Park,
etc. Goodwill Realty. Mr. Hinds.
# 223-5204 or 628-7605.
DEMERARA. TEL. 226-8148,
LBI 50' x100 $3M.
NORTON ST. Lodge $5M,
VILLAGE 64' x 710' $2 5M
& 196' x 510 S3.75M TEL.
226-8148. 625-1624.

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ONE Ihouse lot iti
Earl's Court, LBI Price
negotiable. T1el,. 611-7868
or 624-8894.
QUAMINA & Camp Sts,
corner lot $75M neg.,
Republic Park $6.5M; Qi
town $25M: Cummings St. -
$32M: riashad Nagar -
$10M; Enmore, 4.7 arces.
road side $25M. Call 225-
2709, 623-2591.
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, 625-1624.
18.939 ACRES of land at
Kuru Kuru, Linden Highway
alongside Marudi Creek,
between two resorts, 3 miles
from Soesdyke and half a mile
in from highway $18M neg.
Three quarters acres
transported river view land at
Corriverton, Berbice, 9 rods
by 24 rods. You can see
Suriname from this land,
giving for $6M. Call
mbrose Real Estate 227-
0807, 227-0809 after hours

FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
TELEPHONE: 227-0928.
- 79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
HOUSE by it self apt.
- US$500 with AC. Phone
Tony Reid 225-2626.
1 2-BEDROOM apt. at
Mc Doom $25 000
monthly. Contact 265-
2107, 624-1253.
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom air-conditioned
house in Bel Air Park. Call
KITTY. Camrpbellville
furnished and
unfurnished 1. 3-bedroom
apts. 233-6160
PHONE 225-9944
1 PLACE fur Club or
games room. 48 Princes
I, Russel! St P h o ne
226-6603, 225-3499
1 BEDROOM apartment
in Kitty 530 000 Call 6 ib
TOP fiat 550 000. qood
area. ORMELA 277-0155/
bedroom upper flat in quiet
location Call 625-8965
SMALL office space.
centrally located. Own
entrance aniid telephone.
SHORT break
accommodation at Bel
Air Park. Call 225-3517.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
E.C. Dem large downstairs,
3 bedrooms, master inclusive.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom
flat 173 East Field Drive.
Nandy Park. ERD. Call 227-
situated on United Nations
Place Stabroek. with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-
apartments to let on a
daily/nightly basis from
- $4 000 daily. Call 227-
3 B E D R O O M
apartment. Fully furnished
in Craig St., C/ville for
overseas guest, short term.
Call Tel. 223-1329.

ONE two- bdroom Inbtonl
jpf tment0 t stthated tl Kltlyv,
p irkinl sppace Call 23 1- 585,
642-9441, 629-0609
BOTTOM flat P/Nagar,
recently renovated $80 000
ORMELA 277-0155/626-6618
FRUlNISHF /iinfhrnished
house Bel Air Springs US$1
500. ORMELA 277-0155/626-
FURNISHED apartments.
AC, telephone, parking. Ideal
for overseas visitors. Tel. 231-
4310, 618-7895.
KITTY, 3-bedroom fully
furnished apt. AC, hot and
cold, adequate parking, 24 hrs.
security, spacious. Call 225-8427
or 628-6181.
ROBB ST. business place
to rent, top floor $95 000
monthly. Ederson's 226-5496.
D'URBAN /Camp Sts. -
business place $68 000/salon?
tailor shop $20 000. Ederson's
SHERIFF St. business
office $60 000/US$50 2-room,
daily. Ederson's 226-5495.
& Church Sts. All modern
amenities. Short term for
overseas visitors. Call 640-0702.
FURNISHED executive
house residential area US$1
200 US$1 800, unfurnished -
US$600, Section 'K', etc.
ORMELA 277-01551626-6618.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035.
(08:00 17:00 HRS).
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett
St., C/ville. G/town. Contact
Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-5776
GOOD large Princes. Russell
& Camp Sts. Corner bottom
flat suitable for any business
Small Shop for any business.
Call 226-3949
EXECUTIVE houses by
itself area Ogle. Atlantic
Gardens Price Si00 000 to
S250 000 neg. Enquries pis
call 220-7021, Cell 624-6527
GOOD large Princes,
Russell & Camp Sts. Corner -
bottom flat suitable for any
business Small Shop for any
business Call 226-3949
ONE two-bodroom bottom
S Iat house, Iully iurnlislied
situated at 129 Amnla Avewnue,
Prashad Nagar. Contact MIoliine
Tel 223-1634.
bedroom ulnfuirlished house
Ielephor ne. ,I ...i etc $80
000 Tel 231 ,
FULLY furnished 3-hedroom
bungalow .. wind solar, hot water,
in gated cornmurinity. Weekly or
onthlly rental Contact Ganesh -
618-5070, 264-2946.
ONE unfurnished 3-
bedroomo house situated in
Garnett Street, Campbellville -
very spacious and with all
modernised facilities, parking
available Price $75 000.
Contact 225-6574.
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
1 FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom bottom flat located in
Roxanne Burnham Gardens.
Telephone and Parking are
available. Contact Victor 227-
7821, 614-4934.
NEW business place.
Bottom flat at Middle &
Cummings Streets suitable
for offices, salon or any kind of
business. Contact Dr. Budhram,
38 Cummings Street, next to Bish
& Sons. Tel. 233-2692.
Prashad Nagar, Bel Air Park -
US$1 500, Queenstown US$3
000, Sect.'K'. Campbellville -
US$700, Kitty $100 000 & $80
000, Diamond US$1 500. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.

unfurnished apaltiin ts )one.
two, thri e & foutl bedi oolls.
Queenstown residential, irom
US$25 per day. long terrn also
available Tel 624-4225
BUSY 4-corner business
spot. Upstairs of Electronic/Cell
Phone Store. Measuring 60 ft x
30 ft Perfect for Cafe. Barber
Shop, Sports Bar, etc. Phone
227-7677, 624-8402. For info.
1 4-BEDROOM top flat
semi-furnished with overhead
tank pump, (110v), vehicle
parking located at Providence,
EBD near Cricket Stadium. Tel.
# 226-5588, 646-8343, 614-
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.
TWO-BEDROOM concrete
house. Fully grilled, light, water,
yard by itself. 43 Key Drive,
Enterprise, ECD. Tel. 225-8210
- Shirley or 225-8334 Ganish.
bedroom concrete house
situated at Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard
space, light, water, phone.
Price $60 000 neg. Call 223-
2919 or 629-6059.
QUALITY office space to
rent in central Georgetown for
your commercial business -
Kingston, Church Street,
Hadfield St., Main Street, High
Street. Goodwill Realty. Mr.
Hinds. # 223-5204 or 628-7605.
FULLY furnished apartment
to rent on short term bases.
Apartment includes air
conditioner, security and
parking. Only overseas guest.
One office space/snackette (15
ft. x 20 ft). Tel. 231-8748, 627-
4151, 222-6494.
ONE unfurnished concrete
2-bedroom upper flat with
balcony, grilled, phone line, 24
hrs water, parking, air-
conditioner. Located in central
Georgetown $70 000 monthly.
Tel. 231-1549, between 10 am
(10:00 h) 5pm (1700 h).
PRIME location for overseas
visitors. Long or short term
rentals. Self-contained
furnished apartments, toilet &
bath. wall to wall carpet, TV, AC,
fridge etc. well-secured. meals
can be arranged only USS100
per week Call 222-6708/6510
FURNISHED 2-bedroom
top apt for $45 000: furnished
3-bedroom top apt for $80
000 unfurnished 3-bedroom 2-
storeyv house for $90 000:
unlur:nisihe 5-bedh oom Ilix ni
lIouse for US$1 500 Others
foi residence o Lbusiness call
BEAUTIFUL apts. in
Lnnha Gdns. Continental
Palk. D'Urban St etc, floni $2;5
000 $65 000 Furnished houses
from US$800 1- US$1 000 In
Continental Palk. D'Urban
Backland, Couiida Park. Atlantic
Ville, etc. Call Goodwill Realty.
Mr Hinds. # 223-5204 or 628-
fur concrete house at Johanna
Cecilia, Essequibo Coast, large
fenced premises, water
available, fridge, stove, etc. -
$50 000; three-bedroom house
in Courida Pk., on double lot -
US$500. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314.
bedroom, master with AC, fully
furnished US$600;
QUEENSTOWN: 3-bedroom top
apartment, with AC, Jacuzzi,
fully furnished US$800; BEL
AIR PARK: 3-bedroom ground
floor apartment, fully AC and
furnished US$800. PLUS 3-
bedroom furnished executive
home US$1 500 and another
4-bedroom executive home fully
AC and furnished US$2000 and
finally a great 8-bedroom
mansion, with pool and lawn
tennis court US$5 000 and
lots more all over. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY. The "Home of Style."

3-BEDROOM furnished
housL e (@ $75 000; 3-bedroom
Ig. unfurnished house with
electric alarm @$90 000
negotiable: 3, 2 & 1-bedroom
apts. with light, water, included
@iUS$600, US$500. US$400. 3-
bedroom apt., 1 self-contained.
AC, meshed. fully furnished, hot
and cold parking, 24 hrs. security,
etc. @ US$600. Others. Call 226-
ONE five (5)-bedroom fur.
property in residential area -
US$900; one three-bedroom
house in Kitty $45 000; one
three-bedroom executive house,
semi-fur., Bel Air Pk US$1 500;
one four-bedroom fur. house in
Nandy Pk US$1 500; one three-
bedroom fur. house in Republic
Pk. US$1 000; one business
place for rental Russel St. $80
000. Wills Realty 227-2612,

KITTY. Price $4 million
negotiable. Phone 649-3610.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
399 BARAMITA Street,
South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Contact Owen King within.
CANAL NO. 2. North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price negotiable
62 Canje St.. Section 'K', C/
ville. Contact 227-6956. daily
5:30 pm to 9 pm.
PROPERTY at Section 'B'
Non Pariel, ECD. Price
negotiable. Contact 270-4213,
MEADOW Brook Gardens.
executive concrete on double lot
- $13.5M. ORMELA 277-0155/
ONE executive house
LOCATED on the East Bank
Demerara for sale or rent. TEL.
611-7868 OR 624-8894.
KITTY, C!ville $11M, Bel
Air Park $25M. UG Gardens -
$50M neg., Section 'K $19M.
Ormela 277-0155/626-6618.
C/VILLE, Bel Air Park.
Montrose. j, : .n..- Rd.
Diamond. Ann ......i, Robb
St. 233-0160.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward Linden. Price negotiable.
Call 223-4938
huildingl located in Triumph
FPacklands on larqe plot of
land Make an olfer. Must be
sold Call 220-6586
concrete building, 41 Second
Allov Wismar Linden. No
reasonable price refused. Tel
ONE executive property
in Meadow Brook Gardens.
dlop from $18M to
$13.9M. Phone 231-2064,
ONE going business
p) irU i se s: e se c u red
beautifully tiled office, one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
Tel: 333-2500.
FOR sale by owner. 2-
storey front building Regent
Rd., (between Albert & Light
Sts.), active business. Contact
231-1613, 660-1146.
FOR sale by owner De
Hoop Mahaica, Public
Road, East Coast Demerara.
Call Tel. No. 624-9098, Cell
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.
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale
& Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity,
etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
5264, 339-2678.

ONE three-bedroom upper
flat. Kitty $45 000. Wills Realty
- 227-2612. 627-8314.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St..
Charlestown, formerly
Rudy's Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg.
Contact 227-6204.
3-BEDROOM, 2-storey
concrete building with large
yard. Near Texaco at Princes
St., Charlestown. Call 516-
220-1593. Email:
3 bedrooms, toilet and bath,
kitchen up and downstairs,
enclosed bottom for business
and large space. Contact tel.
276-0963. Price neg.
LAND 35 X 144. HOUSE
D'URBAN St. $8.5M;
Prashad Nagar fully, AC -
$25M; Bel Air Park $22M;
Subryanville $15.5M; Section
'K', Jacaranda Ave. Call 225-
2709, 623-2591.
ONE-THREE bedroom
house and land with a liquor
restaurant, fully furnished situate
at Lot 6 Missibie, Port Mourant,
Berbice. Contact 621-9158.
2-storey concrete 3-bedroom
mansion $15M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
URGENTLY needed -
residential commercial buildings
to buy/rent Georgetown/other
areas. Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB St., Bourda 2-storey
concrete business 40' x 80',
land 50'x 100'- $40M/US$200
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ECCLES Industrial Site -
34,398 sq. ft. land/general
manufacturing $15M/US$75
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
GOOD Hope. E. B.
Essequibo vacant building -
4.900 sq ft., land 44,064 sq.
ft. Ideal resort $15M/USS75
000 Ederson's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS/Local owners
of buildings we have
management services, paying
yours bills/landscaping.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ederson@iguyana net gy
BEL AIR PARK- 2-stoiev
concrete 4-bedioom mansion -
S_-'1MUS$120 000 Ederson's
ECCLES, EBD vacant
larqe bond 6 000 sq ft. 25 ft -
S45Ml'ISS225 000. Ederson's

STATION St. vacant 2-
storey 3-bedroom mansion,
bottom business S23M/US$115
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ATLANTIC Gardens vacant
new 2-storey 4-bedroonm
building $14'M/US$70 000
Edorson's 226-5496
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ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey mansion, area
for bond $30M/US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496
KAI KAN St., North
Ruimveldt 1 2-flat concrete
and wooden building. Upper flat
- 1 master 3 regular rooms, lower
flat 1 master guest room. All
rooms air conditioned, fully
grilled, alarm system, building
-23 x 45, in great condition. Price
- $16M neg. Call Naresh Persaud
on 225-9882.
COMMERCIAL land, Saffon
St. 100 x 60 ft. $18M neg.:
commercial building, Charlotte
St., large land, large building -
$50M neg.; four-bedroom
concrete building, Norton St.. W/
ville $18M neg. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.
PROPERTIES in 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.

HOPE. EBD- riverside
active business $12.5M/
US$63 000. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6
D'URBAN St., Lodge 2-
storey concrete 4 2-bedroom
apaltlirenis $14M/US$70
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
REGENT St. vacant 2-
storey business building -
$17M/US$85 000. Ederson's
Queenstown vacant
possession, 3-bedroom
mansion $19M/US$95 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
THOMAS St., Kitty -
vacant concrete/wooden 4 2-
bedroom mansions $15M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6
HOPE, EBD Riverside
active business $12.5M/
US$63 000. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6
Industry $8M, Gordon
St., Kitty $7M, Alberttown
- $8.9M. TEL. 226-8148,
REGENT St. vacant new
3-storey steel building divided
into 4 section, AC, grilled -
US$1.3M. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6
TRIPLE lots in Alberttown,
business and large house, front
building earns US$1 000
monthly, back building
equipped with all modern
features. Must see to
appreciate. Price neg. Phone
- 225-4631, 647-3000.
CALL 225-5591.
Happy Acres 4 bedrooms -
$30M, Atlantic Gardens,
Prashad Nagar 5
bedrooms $28M &
$12.75M, Industry $8.5M.
Ogle $8.5M. Ruimzeight -
S2.2M, Sarah Johanna 4-
bedroom. TEL. 226-8148,
SALE by owner: Front
two-storey, 4-bedroom.
grilled. concrete house
with toilet & bath,
enclosed garage. Second
house both located at
Triumph. ECD. 2-bedroom
house with toilet and bath at
Cove & John Price
negotiable. Tel 227-
rpeg.. P'Nagar 2-slorey
concrete bldq. top 4-
bedroom included master.
telephone, AC, hot/cold.
bottom 2-bedroom apt.
telephone, parking $26M
neg. Tel. 231-4310. 618-7895.
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.
ONE business property in
Ketley St., Charlestown.
Massive 2-storey concrete
building. Upper flat 3 rooms,
lower flat business. Along
with 60 x 30 concrete bond.
Ideal for liquor restaurant.
hardware store or lumber yard.
Lot 150 x 40. Price -
reasonable. Don't miss it! Call
Naresh Persaud at 225-9882.
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. No down payment made
as yet. 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,

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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
oad. Lot 6 Nandy Park,
EBD. Interested person only
to call. Da 226-7806;
evening 25-8410.
ONE three-bedroom
concrete house in good
condition, Queenstown $8M
neg.; one four-bedroom
concrete and wooden building
in good condition, Providence
$12M; 40 acres of land,
developed $4M per acre; 40
acres undeveloped $3M per
acre, Land of Canaan; Two
house lots at Meadow Bank,
EBD $55M. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.
DOUBLE unit self-
contained concrete apartment
home in D'Urban Backlands.
Hot water, walk in closets, fully
grilled, etc. No flooding, upper
portion has 3 bedrooms and 2
aths. Lower portion has 2
bedrooms and bath. Call Mark
on 223-2951 or 614-9843.
ONE (1) five-bedroom,
modern executive style
property in gated residential
area $5M neg.; one (1) four-
bedroom executive property,
Bel Air Pk. $28M; one (1) 4-
bedroom concrete building in
excellent condition, Tucville -
$12M neg.: one (1) six-bedroom
executive style house with
three (3) master rooms, in
residential area $76M. Wills
Realty 227-2612, 627-8314.
MAIN STREET: 19,000 sq.
ft. in ideal location US$750
000. HIGH STREET: Kingston -
three large properties with over
12 000 sq. ft. of land each.
Priced to sell at US$500 000
(neg.). REGENT STREET: large
5-storey in ideal location -
US$800 000; inspect and
make your offer. And lots more
all over. Call 226-7128, 615-
The "Home of Better Bargains."
HIGH ST. Charlestown,
property on land 31' x 80' -
$18M: one two-flat concrete
building on large land, Nismes,
WBD S8.5M; two house lots -
80 x 113, LBI $6M each; one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden house on 14 000 sq.
ft. of land, LBI $18M; one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden building in good
condition, W/Rust $22M neg.;
one five-bedroom concrete
and wooden building on
double lot, Atlantic Gardens -
$20M; one two-bedroom
wooden cottage on stilts, St.
Stephen's Street, Charlestown
- $2.8M; one three-bedroom
.building on '/2 acre land, Land
of Canaan $15M; one large
property on High Street,
Kingston 60 x 180 ft. -$125M;
one concrete split level two-
bedroom building on large
land, Canal No. 2, WBD $6M;
one two-flat concrete and
wooden five-bedroom building
in good condition, Bourda -
$16M; one sawmill operation
complete with equipment on
large land by riverside with own
transformer $50M. WILLS
REALTY 227-2612. 627-
HIGH ST., Charlestown
property on land 31' x 80' -
$80M; one two-flat concrete
building on large land, Nismes,
WBD $8.5M: two house lots -
80 x 113, LBI $6M each; one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden house on 14 000 sq.
ft. of land, LBI $18M: one
three-storeyed concrete and
wooden building in good
condition, W/Rust $22M neg.;
one five-bedroom concrete
and wooden building on
double lot, Atlantic Gardens -
$20M, one two-bedroom
wooden cottage on stilts. St.
Stephen's Street Charlestown
- $2.8M; one three-bedroom
concrete building on '/ acre
land, Land of Canaan $15M;
one large property on High
Street. Kingston 60 x 180 ft.
- $125M: one concrete split
level two-bedroom building on
large land, Canal No. 2, WBD -
$6M; one two-flat concrete and
wooden five-bedroom building
in good condition, Bourda -
$16M; one sawmill operation
complete with equipment on
large land by riverside with own
transformer $50M. WILLS
REALTY 227-2612, 627-

FOR SALE. 226-2892.
1 YELLOW & black Honda
600 CBR. Contact-645-5056.
....... .. ........- - -- ----- ....... ...........
Grasscutter. Tel. 227-
6012, 218-1711.
1 000 GLN. Steel tank for
sale. Price negotiable. Please
call 229-6551, 624-2125.
650cc Motorcycle/
scrambler. # 227-2191, 621-
LABRADOR & Ridgeback
mixed pup (male) mths. Tel.
226-7846, 610-9678.
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools.l Phone
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon. to Fri
1 FEMALE Pompek dog (2
yrs. old) and 1 pup, six weeks old.
Tel. 231-7590.
MERCURY in wholesale and
retail. Price very competitive.
Contact 615-4980.
ONE 30-feet Banga boat
seine and 40 Hp engine. Going
cheap. Call 333-4141.
KING size bed, Daewood
fridge, 1 5-pc suite, 1 dinette set.
Call 231-6232.
SECOND hand grilled wood
& wood windows. Contact D.
Mangar, 61 Public Rd., Kitty
(opp. Kitty Baptist Church).
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ONE 20" Samsung
colour television. Perfect
condition and reception,
110V. Tel. 61-1-3153.
CHLORINE tablets 3"
for swimming pools only.
Phone 227-4857 (8am 4
pm). Mon. Fri.
Lg. 2-storey house,
double lot La Penitence.
1 plucking machine. 227-
6328, 622-5836
SMALL fridge, queen
size bed, dining set, nibby
chair set, used computer.
Going cheap. 231-5767.
2" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
purple heart sluice $0.5M.
Located Middle Mazaruni.
Call 223-5050.,
PIT bull pups 6 mths old,
vaccinated and dewormed.
Call Richard 222-3208 or
1 STEEL boat 96-ft.
length, 14-ft. 6 inches width, 6-
ft. depth. Contact 619-3090,
PUPPIES for sale -
Rottweiler and German
Shepherd (mixed), fully
vaccinated. Tel. 223-0754.
HOUSEHOLD items for
sale. Must sell. Items in
mint condition. Denise -
642-8373, 226-0027.
MIXED breed pups, six wks.
old German Shepherd & Mastiff
- $15 000 each. Call 218-1792
or 627-6143.
ONE stainless steel Food
Cart complete with deep dryer,
hot place, storage compartments
and more. Tel. 226-0170.
PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps, motors,
belts, Valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call
pump $45 000, low temp. semi
hermetic comp. 5-Hp, 3-Ph, 220v
- $250 000. 218-1792, 627-6143
- Curtis.
ONE Invacare Homecare
bed, imported in August 2005.
No reasonable offer refused.
Please call telephone number
FREON gas 11, 12, 22, 502
134A & 404A. Also Helium for
balloons and argon gas. Phone
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm) Mon. to
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine; 1
Power Inverter, 1 000 watts. Tel.
RAZR Pink, Black, L7, D
600, digital cameras, projectors,
I-Pods, pools tables, racing bikes,
DVD recorders. Tel. # 226-6432,
Club (1300 DVD & 5000
cassettes). Located at Merriman's
Mall. Contact Ronald 223-

PIT BULL PUPS 6 wks old
high bred for performance,
vaccinated, dewormed fawn,
blue, white, etc. Contact Ray -
264-2911 or 617-2231.
PHILLIPS 64" flat screen
TV Bose 321 Home
Entertainment System Series
two. 226-4177, 225-2319, 641-
Dachshund puppies and
Dobermann pups, vaccinated
and dewormed. Call 226-9162,
Karl- 662-4353.
GARAGE sale continues,
few items left Hair dryer,
printers, freezer others. Contact
oreen's Beauty Salon, 133
Church Street. Next to Clairans.
NOW. CONTACT 227-0876, 645-
7964, MR. KHAN.
ONE fully established
internet cafe & DVD Club,
located on Sheriff Street. Asking
$1.6M neg. Contact Natasha
on Tel. #s 628-5682, 231-3433.
Serious enquiries only.
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
icycle. Tel. 265-5876.
television, 1 white Westinghouse
double door fridge. 1 Whirlpool
chest freezer. 1 Chester drawers.
Contact 226-0616, 170 Garnett
St.. Newtown, Kitty
JOHN Deere 30 KVA diesel
generator- like new. Loveson 10
Hp engine, large compressor with
tank, large grinding machine
with stones. 226-4177, 225-2319.
HOUSEHOLD items for sale.
Double door fridge, 6-burner gas
stove, Chester Drawers, chair set,
etc. Items in good condition -
609-7358. after 5:30 pm (17:30
h), 231-6447.
DINING TABLE single bed,
rocking chair, voltage regulator,
hammer drill, household items.
Telephone 227-3542
ONE complete fishing boat
-52 ft. length, 8 ft. width, 6ft.
depth, in excellent condition.
Owner leaving. Price negotiable.
Phone 645-6886.
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. -
$4 000; Alum 55-lb. $5 000;
Soda Ash 55-lb. $7 500;
Sulphuric Acid 45-gal. S45
000; granular chlorine,
chlorine gas. Phone 227-4857
(8 am -4 pm) Mon. to Fri.
FACTORY building $32M,
one walk-in cold room, one
Hammer mill with motor, made
in Scotland, one stainless steel
steam kettle with stirrer, fibreglass
containers, miscellaneous items.
Apply to Harrison. Dial 627-
0234, 231-2930.
COMPUTER sales, 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.
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000, Corel draw 12.
Office 2003, AutoCAD 2006,
Adobe Premiere. DacEasy
Accounting/POS, Quickbooks
Accounting/POS, Website
development and much more.
Call Anthony -- 233-5192, 625-
OXYGEN and 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 226-2053.
1 500 WATTS QSC (MX)
amplifier, 1 000 watts QSC (MX)
amplifier. 700 watts QSC (MX)
amplifier. 266 XL compressor,
Ashly 4-channel crossover,
Samson 4-channel compressor,
speaker, etc. and 1 Dell
Computer. Contact 648-9706,

ONE Ford 5 000 Tractor in
excellent condition with
agriculture tyre. Tel. # 270-4496.
- GRL 9 cu. Ft. freezer with 2000
w, 110/240 mth. $60 000,
weeding machine $30 000,
generator Launtop, 1 000w max
- $30 000, Inverter 400w $15
000, Sharp 19" TV $20 000,
washing machine 4.5 Kg $35
000, Fisher amplifier $30 000,
12" Black & white TV $10 000,
Casio Keyboard with speakers -
$10 000, Mountain Bike $7 000,
100 ft. motor hose $3 000. Tel.
JUST arrived fresh
shipment of watch and calculator
batteries by the best MAXWELL
only MAXWELL -only two
hundred dollars. Guyana Variety
Store, Nut Centre, 68 Robb
Street, Lacytown, opposite Salt
& Pepper Restaurant.
TOTAL 2 600. TWO 15" 1
000 NON NEG. TEL. 613-
A large inventory of Crown
amplifiers, CE 2000, Ashly
equaliser, Cross over DBX
equalizer, PV-CS 800 amp.,
Fisher double CD Recorder,
Denon and Tascam double
cassette, Deck (Professional) four
vocal monitors, rhythm and 5-
string bass guitar, 24-ch Mackie
mixed with 150-ft snake
electronic Roland Oram set. DI
boxes. Cables, etc. Tel. 226-
6527, 623-7242.
TEL. # 624-7023. KITCHEN
DOOR $21 000, OUTER
1 COMPLETE Internet
System with lot of Extras
including large photocopy
machine Xerox 5028 $350 00;
1 000 pieces new cellular parts
and accessories S300 000: 1
GE stand-up freezer large $105
000; 1 new Blue fiberglass 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 $25 000
complete with charger. 1 16 feet
aluminium ladder in 2 8-feet
half new English made $25
000, 1 pressure washer complete
with hose and nozzle. 110v $40
000; 1 Makita electric chain saw,
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.

ONE Toyota Tundra. F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-3717
Model M truck. Tel: 455-
1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
unregistered. Price neg.
Contact Ryan 629-7010.
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
- 15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel.
# 642-5899.
1 ET 176 CARINA. stick
gear Wagon. Call Jeffrey.
Cell # 622-8350.
ONE Geely 125 motor
scooter, in excellent condition.
Tel. 231-4794, 626-9143.
TOYOTA Tundra V6 -
manual, GKK series. Phone
442-3244, 660-4290.

WRANGLER Jeep. 223-
9024, 621-0637.
ONE (1) Four-Runner,
immaculate condition, PHH
series. Call 220-0903, 640-2068.
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.
1 FORD F 150 leather
interior, fully powered, GJJ
series, cheap. Call 227-2027.:
1 AT 192 CARINA, good
condition. Reasonable price.
Contact Sheik 621-9684, 263-
2 LONG Base RZs, 1
carburetor, EFI, working
condition. Call 269-0453.
1 DODGE Ranr 2003 4-
wheel drive, low mileage $5M
neg. 227-5637, 614-6_672.
ONE Bedford TL 500 10-ton
dump truck, GFF 4370. Call 626-
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Please contact us at
Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
Just behind Brickdam
Police Station

ONE RZ Long base minibus
15 seats. Music, mag. Top
condition. Price $1.7M. Tel.
Cel. 619-3644.
Mazda MPV V6 mini van.
Price negotiable. Tel. #
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player. Priced to
go. # 621-7445
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 623-7031.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-5500,
1 10-TON, EL 500
Bedford Dump truck.
Working condition. Call
225-2487, 646-2865.
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus,
good condition BGG series,
mags. Contact 648-2342 or 265-
1 TOYOTA Tacoma. Extra
Cab, automatic, 4 x 4, 1998. $2
850 000 neg. Call 220-7430,
excellent condition mags.
spoiler, AC. CD, PS, PM -
$875 000 neg. 225-6492.
1 MF 399 Tractor, 110/90
Fiat tractor, 1 -- 580 c Hymac
Perkins engine & spares. Call
E -- 24 NISSAN Caravan.
recently sprayed over. Nickel
mags, flair bumper, excellent
condition $500 000 neg. Tel.
good condition mag rims.
stick gear, tape deck. Tel:
626-6837 after hours # 220-
ONE Coaster bus in
ood working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer

SCOOTER, very good
condition $105 000
negotiable. Call Dale 227-
ONE AE 91 Corolla, fully
powered. Excellent condition.
Tel. 270-4465, 642-6159.
% TON Ford Truck,
enclosed, parts for
Mercedes 200 series, engine
& transmission for minibus.
Call 227-7777.
PJJ series, immaculate
condition $2.4M
negotiable. Mint
condition. Contact 276-
0245, 628-4179.
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/
Runner, 2005 Yamaha R1,
2004 600 Ninja, Toyota
parts & accessories. Call
series, auto-, Immaculate
condition. Price $1.6M. Tel.
# 226-5999.
Working condition, music,
automatic. Price neg. Contact
621-4104. 227-3388.
TOYOTA Carina AT 192,
GT Touring Wagon. All in
excellent condition. Tel. 625-
1500, 621-5959.
music system, AC, pw. pl, ps.
-fully powered. Contact 229-
6491, 646-2080.
ONE 2000 V6 Limited
Toyota 4-Runner 20" Chrome
wheels, pioneer, DVD Player,
HID light, etc. Call 623-3122.
excellent condition; 1 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully powered.
Tel. 222-2905, 641-3821.
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580 C HYMAC with
swamp tract. 10 tons (3) wheel
roller, 3 tons vibrating roller.
All in good working conditions.
Call 626-3404, 222-6708.
ONE Toyota Marina, fully
loaded, CD player amp, mags,
etc. Lady driven, very good
condition. Call 645-4158 or
TOYOTA Carina AT 212 -
automatic, fully powered,
mags. music. Price neg. Tel
222-6932 or 622-7303.
Toyota, 4-Runner fully
powered, flare, mag rim,
stereo, etc.. PHH series $2.5M
neg. Contact 623-4908.
.1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf.
Alarm system, fully powered.
AC, mags. music system.
Excellent condition. Owner
leaving. Call 660-3932. 223-
ONE Black four-door
Starlet for sale. Contact Shelly/
Shenequa 225-9404/4492,
between 8:30 am and 4 pm.
(Mitsubishi) short base, 2-
ton, in excellent working
condition $800 000 neg.
Call 276-0313, 626-1141 -
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW, PM. PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021,
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD!
Tape pTayer, bubble tray.
dual air bag, mag rims. etc.
- $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE AT 150 Corona -
stick gear!front wheel drive.
in good condition. Price -
$460 000 negotiable. Tel.
621-3343, 648-8153.
1 DUMP truck. 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more
information Contact: 26s-
TOYOTA Ceres AE 100
- automatic, fully loaded.
A.C. CD Player, mag rims.
Showroom condition.
Price S1.2M. Tel. 226-

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$650 000 neg. 645-3596.
ONE Bedford TL 500
10-ton dump truck, GFF
4370. Call 626-1315.
Long Base. 1 AT 170
Carina Car. All in
excellent condition. Tel.
ONE Toyota GI Starlet
1995 model, in
excellent condition. AC,
alarm, etc. Tel. 625-
1 HONDA Integra, 1
fully loaded, 17" rims.
Owner leaving country. Call
FOR sale by owner. 1 AT
212, never in hire -AC, CD,
spoiler, flair kit, 15" nma -
$1 600 000. Call 229-6842,
1 BLUE Toyota Hilux
diesel 2L Turbo 4 x 4,
Extra Cab auto, fully
loaded, mags, crash bar,
bed liner, etc. Call 223-
5172, 617-7026.
ONE Toyota Ceres -
17" mags, low tyres, DVD
music system, fully
loaded. Contact No. 229-
6491, 646-2080. Ask for
1 RZ minibus, BGG
series, mag rims, CD player
reasonable condition $950
000 neg. Contact 614-
5680, 627-3438.
1 TOYOTA Carina AT
192, AC, CD player, fully
powered, automatic, PKK
series $1.3M neg. Call
ONE Long Base RZ
minibus, BJJ series. Music
and mag. Excellent
condition. Contact Tel. 270-
4625, 629-7739.
1 NISSAN Atlas Short
Base canter single wheel,
TD27 diesel engine,
immaculate condition, GGG
Series. Call 260-2806. 621-
CALL 225-5591.
ONE Toyota AT 170
Carina Spoiler. mags,
music system. Owner
leaving country. Price -
$725 000 neg. Tel. # 226-
9606, 615-9084 Leonard.
MUST be sold Nissan
Pathfinder Toyota Tercel (2-
door), Nissan Bluebird,
Toyota Celica. Immaculate
condition. Prices neg. Call
227-0753, 628-6181.
- class, fully loaded, TV,
CD, etc. Special version
year 2000, arriving soon.
Contact Prudential Brokers
- #226-7874 or 642-4827 -
$7.5 million.
170 Wagon air-
conditioner, 4 standard
ears. Perfect condition -
850 000 negotiable.
Prudential Brokers. #226-
7874, 642-4827.
DAVID Auto Sale. We
buy and sell used vehicles.
AE 81, AE 91 AE 100
Corona, AE 100 Sprinter, AT
192 AT 212 AE 110
Corona -Sprinter, RZ
minibus, long base and
short base. Tel. 227-1845 or
ARE you interested in
buying and selling your
vehicle then? Contact Anita
or Rockey at Anita Auto
Sales, 43 Croal &
Alexander Sts, G/town. Tel.
227-8550, 628-2833, 645-
3596. Now in stock are
Toyota Carina/Corona AT
212, AT 192, AT 170, Toyota
Sprinter/Corolla AE 110, AE
100, AE 91, AE 81,
Mitsubishi Lancer. Galant,
minibus 9-seater, 3Y, IRZ,
Caravan, Pick-up, Trucks, 4-

MOTOR bike you like
speed? Then buy me F41
600cc, low mileage US$3 300.
No papers. Tel. 225-0995, 628-
0796, 618-7483.
1 WHITE AE 91 Sprinter,
excellent condition, manual,
music, etc. Owner leaving.
Priced for quick sale. Price neg.
Call 625-2624.
TOYOTA Four-Runner. PJJ
series, auto, mags, left hand,
fully loaded, music system.
Immaculate condition. Price -
$2.8M. Tel. No. 226-5999.
Series, good condition,
automatic, fully powered. Price
- $1.2M neg. Contact 220-3349
or 610-9899.
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.
1998 HONDA Civic, 17" gun
metal rims, Rockford 1200 & 800
watts amplifier, crystal lights.
Pioneer deck & speakers $1
950 000 negotiable. Call 629-
2 TOYOTA 4-Runner surfs,
excellent condition, mag rims,
crash bars, roof rack, spoilers,
sun roof, fully powered. Owner
leaving country. Tel. No. 623-
3400, 231-3837, 233-5911.
ONE Mark 11 GX 81, in
excellent condition. Fully
powered, price $1M neg.
Contact 7 (07:00 h) to 10 am
(10:00 h), 3 (15:00 h) to 7 pm
(19:00 h). 222-5707.
ONE Black Toyota 4 x 4 4-
Wheel Drive stick shift, eight inch
lift kit, only one fully loaded
(factory kit), plenty features.
Inspection at the Tennessee
Night Club. Tel. 226-6527, 623-
- 225-2500, 646-5888.
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.
immaculate condition; 1 -
Buick car with AT 170 engine,
AE 91, AE 81, Pickup van etc. all
in excellent condition.. Call:
220- 5124,663-4120.
TOYOTA Carina AT 192,
1996 model Toyota Dyna 2-ton
1997 model, Toyota Dyna 1.5-
ton 1997 model. All vehicles,
never registered and are going
at reasonable prices. Tel. 231-
TWO 212 TOYOTA Carinas
- Fully powered, AC, automatic,
mags, spoiler, etc. Lady driven,
PHH series, in immaculate
condition. $1.7M. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141 Shahab.
TOYOTA Hilux Double Cab
Pick-up, PHH Series, like new,
new model. Nissan Pathfinder
4-door 1996 Model, like new.
Honda Delsol Sport car, BMW
3181 Sport car. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 641-2634.
1 SILVER Nissan Sunny
FB-15, (2001 model), full
crystal lights, fully powered,
dual air bags, abs, keyless
entry, manual 5-F, under 5000
kms. Price $2.5M neg.
Contact Vijai 623-1450,
after 6 pm 254-0012.
TOYOTA Hilux Extra cab LN
170 diesel Pick-up Grand Dodge
Caravan minivan, PHH series,
like new, BMW 525 car; also
Kawasaki Jet Ski, like new. 750
CC, Honda CBR RR motor
bike 600 cc, 2004 Model. Tel.
226-4177, 641-2634, 225-
- automatic, fully loaded, CD
and cassette Player, fog lamp,
nickel mags, competition
exhaust, crash bar, side step
bar, brand new looks and
drive. Contact Mr. Khan Auto
Sales 28 'BB' Eccles EBD. Tel.
233-2336, 623-9972.

ONE 3Y Super Custom,
PFF long base. 15 seats.
Reasonable working
condition. Price $600
000. Tel. 259-3158.
BMW 325i Convertible -
automatic, DVD sound
system, mag wheel, very
nice. Must see. Price neg.
Terms available. Phone 647-
3000, 225-4631.
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.
AT 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.
AE 100 Corolla automatic,
mags, spoiler, neat car. One
owner. 10/10 Hadfield Street,
behind Brickdam Police
Station. 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336.
AE 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.
ST 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.
AT 170 Carinas and
Coronas, automatic and 5-
forward (stick gear), EFI,
AC, mags. 10/10 Hadfield
Street. behind Brickdam
Police Station. 225-9700,
623-9972, 233-2336.
Nissan Canters, 2-ton. Must
go. 10/10 Hadfield Street,
behind Brickdam Police
Station. 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336.
Nissan Pathfinder, big
music set. mags,
transferable, top notch
condition. 10/10 Hadfield
Street, behind Brickdam
Police Station. 225-9700
or 623-9972.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf YN
130, 4 x 4, 5-door, fully
powered, AC, automatic,
crash bar, alarm, etc. In
immaculate condition PHH
Series, very neat and clean
vehicle $2 450 000. Call
276-0313, 626-1141.
ONE Hilux Surf 4 x 4,
4-door enclosed excellent
condition, price $2.4M
neg.; one Toyota 4-
Runner, 4-door enclosed,
excellent condition, price
- $1.3M neg.; one GJJ
Leyland DAF Double axle
truck with hyhab, dump
and 20-cyl. tray, excellent
condition, price $4.5M
neg. Call for details 640-
170 Corona Wagon
automatic, PHH series. Price
- $750 000 pay down $500
000 balance without
interestll! Pete's Auto Sale,
Lot 2 George Street, Werk-
en-Rust, Georgetown.
(behind Brickdam Cathedral
Church, South into George
Street. Tel. 226-9951, 226-
5546, 231-7432
MARINO, PGG series, fully
automatic, excellent
condition. Price $850 000
pay down $500 000, balance
without interest! Pete's Auto
Sale, Lot 2 George Street. Werk-
en-Rust, Georgetown, (behind
Brickdam Cathedral Church,
South into George Street. Tel.
226-9951, 226-5546, 231-

MAZDA Convertible MX 5
Miata Sports car, hard & soft
top, low mileage. Price neg.
Terms available. Phone -
227-7677, 647-3000.
LINCOLN Town car
(Ford) four-door, luxury
Sedan automatic, power
windows, locks, digital
dash, TV and DVD player,
AC, only 47 000 miles.
Like new $4M. Terms
available. Phone 647-
3000, 225-4631.
170 Corona, fully
automatic. Excellent
condition. Price $750 000
pay down $500 000,
balance without interest!!
Pete's Auto Sale, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown, (behind
Brickdam Cathedral
Church, South into George
Street. Tel. 226-9951, 226-
5546, 231-7432.
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha 0/
B engine; 1 Mini Bus scrap; 1
KE 10 engine & gear box; 1/2
HP motors; poultry waters,
trays troughs, etc.; 1 wooden
boat. 1 paper feeder, spray
cans, computers and more.
Must be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
FOR the 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 Rauni
- $1 100 000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on
the Wharf. Contact Fazela
Auto Sales 276-0245,
1 CHEVROLET 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 -
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migrating. Quick sale 621-
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condition, stick gear, PKK
series. Price $650 000 pay
down $350 000 balance
without interest!!! Pete's Auto
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(behind Brickdam Cathedral
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5546, 231-7432.
SV 41 Camry (like new)
- $1.8M; SV 34 Camry -
$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,
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000, AT 192 $1.5M, Mitsubishi
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new model. Masterpiece Real
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TOYOTA 3Y Surf (4
Runner), fully loaded,
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single cab 4 x 4 $1.7M,
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7150 Xtra Cab 2 x 4 1 1
and 2.5 million, 1997 four-
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cab pick up LHD $625 000,
Toyota 2L Turbo diesel Xtra
Cab, GJJ series $3.3M, 1
Double Cab 4 x 4 Pick up -
$2.8M, Toyota (2003)
Tundra, automatic (never
crashed) $4.9M. Call 225-
0995, 628-0796, 618-7483.
Toyota Corolla NZE 121,
AE 110, EE 103, Honda
Civic EK3 & ES1, Toyota
Hilux Extra Cab LN 172, LN
170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
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Mitsubishi Canter FE 638E,
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-AT 192. AT 212. Toyota
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RO1, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11,
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CK 2A, Toyota Corona
Premio AT 210, Toyota
Hiace Diesel KZH110,
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SC2A, Toyota Corolla G-
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Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales. 226 South
Rd., Bourda.
Georgetown. Tel. 226-
8953, 226-1973, 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185.
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cause you deserve the
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Contact 226-1973, 226-
TEL. 227-0018.
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40-50 YEARS.
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Phone 225-9201.
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WAITERS, Waitress
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DECENT working
female roommate to
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DRIVERS. Must have
lorry Licence. Preferable
from E. C area. Apply
Bissan's Trading, 94 King
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Waitresses to work at Jam's
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from country area. Age
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of age. Call 616-2593,
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Security Guard. Apply in
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Clearance to Guyana
Variety Store, 68 Robb
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ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in
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the Interior. Must have
knowledge of Cat excavator,
Perkins engine and Arc
Welding. Call # 225-2535 or
work at Hotel Purple Heart
Restaurant & Bar, Charity
Essequibo Coast. Call # 225-
2535 or 626-6909.
SALESBOYS with at least
2 years sales experience in
electronic/cell phone and
bicycles. Apply 68 Robb
Street. Nut Centre.
places/offices/bonds and
vehicles. Ready buyers/
tenants. TEL. 226-8148,
Salesgirls and Handyboys.
Apply with written
application to Regent
Household Electronic at 143
Regent Road Bourda.
Telephone No. 227-4402.
Hairdresser. Must know to do
manicure, pedicure, facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please contact.
Tel. 223-5252 or 628-3415.
2 PUMP Attendants,
Salesgirls, female Counter
Clerk, Wash-bay men and
Security Guard. Apply in person
with written application at
Texaco Vlissengen Road.
2 WAITRESSES between
ages 18- 23. Must have sound
education. Contact Sapodilla
Grill & Bar, 42 Public Road
Kitty. Tel. 618-7483, 227-2812
Supervisory experience to sell
electronics items, music,
movie, etc. Should have
sound secondary education.
Salary and commission. Apply
68 Robb Street. Nut Centre.
ONE Office Assistant,
Salesgirls to work shifts in
convenience store and pump
attendants. Please apply with
written application to Correia's
Esso, 8 10 Vlissengen Rd.,
Bel Air Park.
CARPENTER/Mason to do
maintenance work with own
tools. Apply in person 68
Robb Street. Nut Centre
WANTED at Survival
Supermarket Salesboys.
Applicants must apply with a
written application and a
passport size photo to 16
Duncan St. and Vlissengen
Road. Tel. # 227-8506
DRIVER for truck and
canter. Apply in person with
valid Licence, Police
Clearance and reference to
STORE, 38 Cummings Street.
2 COOKS wanted in
Trinidad for Indian family.
Please call 1-868-645-1433
or-write & send recent photo
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- 4:30 prn- (1600 h) -11 pm
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Centre building).
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have two years of experience and
a valid Licence. Also trained
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- 5 pm (17.00 h). You must have
a work reference
ONE Confidential
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courteous and efficient.
Possessing a sound secondary
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computer literate. Apply with two
recent references and, CV to City
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312 Church & Irving Streets,
Queenstown, Georgetown.

World Cup matches showing

at South Breeze Hotel
POPULAR television
producer and pre-
senter of the 'Guyana
S.. Sports Desk', Mark
Younge, has set up a
World Cup Village to
screen present
matches at the South
Breeze Hotel.

World Cup support: U mobile's Kenneth Melin presents the
Guyana Sports Desk's Mark Younge.

The venture received
a boost with sponsorship
from cellphone service
provider U mobile for the
showing of the World
Cup matches on a huge
Sales & Marketing
Director Kenneth
Melin said the gesture
underlined the
company's support for
sport and gave local
football fans a chance
to see the World Cup.

Kaneria ready to take over as main strike bowler

DANISH Kaneria is ready to
take over as Pakistan's main
strike bowler in the absence
of Shoaib Akhtar who was
dropped from the squad be-
cause of injury.
Kaneria took 11 wickets
when the sides met in Pakistan
late last year and though he was
wicketless in Faisalabad. his

Please contact: Mr. G. Wynter on 333-3154/333-6628 Or
Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304

1 NISSAN Pathfinder
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ully powered. 330
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rebuilt. Never used.
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Auto Sales, D'Edward, WCB.
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spells in the second innings at
Multan and Lahore were crucial
in securing Pakistan wins.
In his exclusive diary for Kaneria
said, "1 will try 101 percent to
step into Shoaib's shoes and
lead our attack. I do not mind
the pressure of being our main
strike bowler. 1 will work hard
and try to take wickets for my
country and make my captain
proud. I think my two years
playing for Essex will be a great
help to me. knowing how to
bowl on English wickets."
Kaneria can take heart
from recent England displays
which reveal that though they
have improved against spin,
they are still susceptible.
Shane Warne in the last
Ashes series, Kaneria him-
self in Pakistan, Anil Kumble
in India and recently Muttiah

Muralitharan have revealed
this weakness.
"Warne took 40 wickets
against England in the Ashes last
year and Murali spun them out
at Nottingham a few days ago
so it shows me that their bats-
men are not too comfortable
against the top-class spinners."
he explained. "Murali and
Warne are easily the best two
spinners that ever lived and I
want to prove that I can also be
as good as they even though I
still have a lot to learn.
"They are much more ex-
perienced than I am, but I
will try my best to make
things difficult for England
as they did."
But he acknowledged that
despite their weakness and a
long injury list. England at home
will be a demanding prospect.
"It will be a tough series for us

because England are difficult
opponents in their home
conditions, but we have been
playing very good cricket
over the last couple of years
and we are confident about
what we can achieve. Each
and every player wants to
perform at the highest level
and we are determined to win
over there."
Kaneria is hoping to
take his wife and daugh-
ter along with him to
England. He said, "I'll
be bringing my wife and
daughter over for the
first couple of weeks, so
she will see me fulfil
my lifelong dream of
playing a Test match at
I am just hoping it can
coincide with a victory.

lit s at AIFw fo'sae e I "'s I '

By Salah Sarrar

TRIPOLI, (Reuters) Libyan
leader Muammar Gaddafi hit
out at world governing body
FIFA for operating what he
called a soccer "slave mar-
ket" that deprived poor na-
tions of talented players and
fostered racism among sup-
In a message on his personal
web site. Gaddafi said if FIFA
could not run its operations in
ways more favourable to the
world's poor then it should be
Instead of promoting inter-
national friendship, "what hap-
pened is the spread and deep-
ening of haired", he said.
"Then it shifted to being a
slave market ... by buying play-
ers and selling them from one
slate to another and from one
club to another. The children of
the poor states became slaves
of the rich ones."
"FIFA reactivated the sys-
tem of slavery and enslavement
and trading in human beings
from Africa to Europe and
America: and also from Latin
America to Europe."
A FIFA spokesman declined

to comment.
SToday's TV-driven, cash-
laden game is often criticised for
handing excessive power to
Europe's richest clubs and their
owners, as well as for the in-
fighting that has characterized
the various groups involved in
running tlhe sporl.
But defenders of the
transfer system say that
while e players signed away
from poor countries are in-
deed lost to their home club
teams, they are handsomely
rewarded for their service and
remain highly popular with
fans back home.
FIFA has asked every
World Cup player, referee
and official to sign a pledge
against racism hut Gaddafi
criticised the governing body
for not doing enough.
Black players have suf-
fered racist abuse during
matches in European cities
and African visitors to World
Cup matches in Germany
have been warned to be on
guard for possible attack.
"FIFA has increased
the tendency towards in-
ternational racism and the
extreme right: the proof is

that the groups that sup-
ported the sport clubs are
extreme right and racist
groups. Where is the con-
science of the world?"
Gaddafi said.
Gaddafi said the bil-
lions spent on the World
Cup would be better spent
lifting poor countries out of
poverty. And instead of
hosting the World Cup fi-
nals in the country judged
most able to accommodate
it, the games should go to
the winner of the previous
tournament, he said.
"This is the solution; oth-
erwise FIFA should be can-
celled because it is a material
and moral danger," Gaddafi
Gaddafi added that he
respected FIFA president
Sepp Blatter as a wise and
decent man but, he added.
it was not clear whether
Blatter had the ability to
change FIFA.
Libya's most famous
footballer is Al Saad
Gaddafi, a son of the Libyan
leader. He signed at Italian
teams Perugia and then

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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 18, 2006


Brazil coach hopes refs will

clamp down on violence


4. . -

(Reuters) Brazil's World
Cup coach Carlos Alberto
Parreira has appealed to ref-
erees to clamp down on vio-
lence and protect his players.
Parreira said he had heard
numerous promises of tough ac-
tion in the past and wanted to
see words translated into deeds

this time.
"We always hear this before
a World Cup," he told reporters
"They always say vio-
lence will not be allowed and
gamesmanship will be
stopped. It's a good idea and I
want to see it put into prac-

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BEATEN: Goalkeeper Rawle Ramsey concedes a goal in Bartica's 5-0 whipping of Adult Education Association (AEA).
(Photo: Cullen Bess-Nelson)

Bartica Secondary rout ...

rom backpage) with a flat right footer for he pushed the ball outside knocked the ball past h
time for Bartica to find Bartica's 2-0 lead at halftime of the left post from ten metres into the net to complete
-, ,, t ..t Po,] the 80-minute game. out. double in the 70th minute

tlh enL otliU ie ai13 lgat
came in the 35th minute.
Wyatt finished a nice pass
from Khan at right, from a build-
up engineered by Blake from
the centre. He found Khan with
a, long forward pass, but the lone
defender was onto Khan so he
passed the ball to Wyatt who
made no mistake with a right
footer from ten metres.
Three minutes later, in re-
verse roles, Wyatt collected a
long pass to the left flank, car-
ried the ball into the box,
crossed to the centre and Khan
beat goalkeeper Rawle Ramsey

Just six minutes into the
second half, Bartica were again
in the net and Blake added his
name to the scoresheet. After a
series of passes in the box, he
collected the ball at the top of
the box, dribbled his way to
within three metres and pushed
the ball past the goalkeeper.
AEA did have two chances
for goal; both messed, how-
ever, by Sheldon Shepherd.
In the 48th minute, he broke
away from 35 metres, reached
the box, and as goalkeeper
Jardine raced out to intercept,

Two minutes later, the city
team forced the first corner of
the game and shortly after the
referee awarded them a penalty
after Bartica central defender,
Andrew Chandler, slipped and
fell in the box. handling the ball
in the process. Again Shepherd
failed to score, sending the spot
shot straight to Jardine.
With ten minutes left in
regulation time, Khan
showed Shepherd how to
score in one-on-one situa-
tions. He drew goalkeeper
Ramsey, dribbled him and


Blake offered the sealer one
minute later, with a chipped ball
from 20 metres out. Ramsey
tried to tip the ball over the bar
but only succeeded in speeding
it up into the net for Bartica's
fifth goal and their third title.
Banks DIH Limited's
Chairman Clifford Reis. Mar-
keting Manager George
McDonald and other company
officials and staff were accorded
standing space to witness the
match, along with Chairman of
the National Sports Commis-
sion (NSC) Conrad Plummer.
Director of Sport Neil
Kumar and NSC staff were
also there, with treasurer of
the Guyana Football Federa-
tion (GFF) Aubrey Henry rep-
resenting the national gov-
erning body.


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By Mark Lamport-Stokes

(Reuters) Out-of-sorts after
the longest break of his ca-
reer, Tiger Woods missed his
first ever cut at a major as a
professional at the U.S. Open
golf Friday.
Playing his first tournament
in nine weeks following the
death of his father, the world
number one struggled to a six-
over-par 76 in the second round
at Winged Foot Golf Club.
Spraying the ball off the tee
and never at ease with his put-
ting on the contoured greens,
Woods ran up two double-bo-
geys on his outward nine before
finishing at 12-over 152.
Although second-round ac-
tion was still under way at
Winged Foot, 60 players had al-
ready finished ahead of Woods
after 36 holes to put him out of
the tournament.
The halfway cut was pro-
jected to fall at nine over with
the top 60 players and those
within 10 shots of the lead
qualifying for the weekend.
"I didn't execute properly
today," a subdued Woods told
reporters. "I didn't drive the
ball all that great, didn't hit
my irons well and didn't read
the speed on the greens. So
not a good combo.
"I thought I was playing
well enough to shoot an under-
par round today, and I didn't
do that," added the 30-year-old

American after missing his first
cut in a major championship
since joining the professional
ranks in late 1996.
"1 thought if I kept plodding
along I could turn it around with

one putt or one shot but it is
playing really hard out there.
"The golf course is very
difficult and the wind is up
now, just like it was yester-
day afternoon. Marginal
shots are just going to get
killed here, you get penalized
more so than at any other
Twice champion Woods had
not played competitive golf
since tying for third at the Mas-
ters in April, following the death
of his father Earl on May 3.

The 10-timie maior winner is
motivated by setting new
benchmarks in the game but had
to accept the end of a record run

of 39 consecutive major cuts he ~ -'..i I
shared with golfing great Jack -- .
Nicklaus. 7.r
"It's not something you '' -1
want to happen," said Woods. f
whose only missed cut at a ma-
jor came as an amateur at the I
1996 Masters. "I
"I've gone a while without In loving memory of our dear and loving mother,
missing one. Unfortunately I grandmother, mother-in-law, sister and aunt
missed this one. Hopefully 1 .i ESARDAI SINGH (TANMAN) of 461 Charlotte
can win the British (Open at Street, Enterprise, ECD and of the USA who
Hoylake in July)." t died on June 18,2005.

rect his U.S. Open hopes af- One year has passed since that sad ii' '"
ter opening with a 76, Woods When our dearmother was called away .
parred his first four holes be- It was sad and sudden
fore double-bogeying the par- Mother goes beyond the call of duty to
four 14th and par-four 16th. provide for her children needs .
He collected his only birdie of i If that child is the doer of a good or wrongful ir
the day at the par-four 17th, sink- 'l deed
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ing the turn in three-over 38. A I M is for the million things she gave us
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the tee on a tight layout, he T s fl me tears thatshe shedto save us
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fourth, where he three-putted, Es erhereyeswithlovelightshining
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hole, the par-four ninth, follow- Sadly missed by her 3 sons Rudolph, Andrew and Mickey, 4 daughters
ing another three-putt. Jean, Shirley, Gaitri and Desiree, grandchildren Rakesh, Jenny. Tony,
Woods missed the cut in a 1' Leon. Michael, Brian, Sara and others, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in- .' .
PGA Tour event for only the 1 law. niece and nephew, other relatives and friends.
fourth time in his career. He CII ( c u n l, t mis| cou S ut ch ,
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Nelson Championship. --- i -I
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for the weekend at the Funai r *' h -
Classic last October and the ', "
1997 Canadian Open.

SIn living merrior,' jl our dear rn.:th.-r
JONES, wero depaned i lilt,- :ion
.une, 16 lir7 an.1 late cf 45 Palmn
Strecl Gero,.lt,-,rr
June conie, wilti djeep regret
m,:nloh ~ ll ne er orget ".l
bul t alA nor that is God S \it o

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efo, t '^l ep'ritol ce'm,.miher -.

(Inserted by her loving husband, children Joslyn,
Julian, Jennifer, Roland, grandchildren and other '
relatives and friends

The family of the late
of 3918 South R/veldt
Gardens would like to
express sincere ...
appreciation to .
everyone who
sympathised with them
during their recent

S[May his sourest in peace.




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I l I, ..n r n oli mr:r., 'oI our t:-i.- I- I djii.UhI,. I
S sic. I I, r and aunt OSHANNA
TANNASSEE who died on June 1i
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Osna,'ia nascalledatna~
SJune comes rtlh deep regyri
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'e l itis.s ou ut ill il \ill t1-A e the re-t I :of ..,
I,'esto- f'i ieltheda t Ielost you
Onl% God i ill et erA nott
Sadly missed by your loving mother
(Norma), brother Pavin, sister-in-law
Chetra, nephew Keshan, niece Talea
and all relatives.


S _C

In loving. everlasting and cherished
memory of a beloved lather, husband and
Sunnse: July 23, 1955
Sunset: June17.2005
It seems like just yesterday, but one year ..r
has passed
since God took you away from us. So
peacefully, sad and
sudden came the call when our beloved "" "
one was taken away
The shock was great, the blow was ,
severe to part with one so dear
But memories still flow in our hearts as v.
continue to rememberyou
Deep in our hearts you will always stay I. 1 ; ,.j .-rn. nC. e. ,ri e-. Cr
No tears, no words can ever say how much we missed you,
But with the love within our hearts, you will remain with us forever
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best to join His
You were gone before we knew it and God knows why
You never had a chance to say goodbye
To some you are just a part of the past, but to us who love you so dearly
Yourmemories will always be treasured in our hearts
There is a family who miss you and think of you daily
Sadly missed by his wife Kamla Prashad aka Baby, daughters:
Leela and Lisa, mother-in-law, brothers, sisters, brother-in-law,
sister-in-laws, nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.
W.ay .olif"-]'rishi.j gr you eteriierlert.



. . - .. .

Our dearest and loving wife & mom MRS.
(commercial teacher) of 37 Meten- R A M L O C H A N
Meer-Zorg (East). WCD who departed BHAGWONDAT aka
this life nn June 18 2003 BHAGWONDAT akaA .

You were a wonderful wife. mother.
daughter, sister, grandmother.
teacher and friend.
Unselfish. kind and patients
Respected and love by many
The years have passed quickly since
we laid you to rest
Yet memories of you remain fresh


Bitter was the trial to part from one as good
You are not forgotten mom, nor will you everbe.
As long as life and memory last we will remember
We miss you mom. our hearts are sore
As time goes by we miss you more
Your loving smile, your gently face
No one can take your vacantplace.


Deeply missed by your husband, children
grandchildren, daughter-in-law, mother, brother
S sisters and also close relatives, nieces, nephews, ii
laws and friends.

Sincere qiian


*:t a


In sad and loving
memory of our dear
passed away on

TDar DewioL ,

No one can
describe in
words what a
means. You were '
the best. HAPPY
DAD and remember we
will always love and miss you.
Sleep on Daddy Dearest.

Will always be remembered by Nirmala and
Sweet children Zanneel, Irshad, Zoya and
Zaidy and all other relatives and friends.


SOOKRAJ: The grieving
wife children. sislers
grandchildren in-laws
and other relatives of the
SOOKRAJ a.k.a.
SOLO of De Hoop,
Mahaica, ECD, who
died on June 1, 2006,
express their heartfelt
thanks to all those who
attended the funeral and
sympathised with them in
any way during the loss of
their beloved one.

". /

Having you not with us
Hurts more and more on this Father's Day
Palr of us just seem to die
The day you went away
We can't conceal the heartache
That we feel inside
Life would neverbe the same
Without vou Dad
You are foioverlovedand n ar isdsed.



MUKESH who departed
This life on June 17,2005.
Gone are the days we
Used to share
-. But in our hearts you are
Always there .
Life moves on and a year
Shas gone by
SBut love and memory never
SToday, tomorrow and our
whole life through
We will always love and remember
Sadly missed by his loving wife Chandra,
n, children Radha & Kishan, Mother Rajo, in-laws,
n relatives &friends.

In loving memory of
CARVALHAL) of Lot 40-
41. El Dorado Village,'
West CoastBerbice. '. -
Sunrise: 1912-12-14
Sunset: 1995-06-19
Don't griovo for mro. for :
I now I'm free.
I'm following the path God
laid forme
i took His hand when I
heard him call |
I tuii(rnd miy back and left it all f
Could not stay aniotlihr day
To laugh, to love, to work orplayv
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that place at the close of the day i
If parhng has left a void, then fill it with joy
A friendship shared, a iauigh. a kiss
And yes. these . ltoo i will miss
e 'o u(! buidend itho time of sorrow
i wish yo( t is(' snine of toniorrow u
t Y i hi s h, 'e f tiL l Sa I u LI' d i mll uchl,
F, ,1 ,' 4 i!L< ,]o(.,; *'I () ('(o n ,li' !:

oadly missed by
wife. children.

4-' "4(4~.

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In f1Memorzam

In loving and cherished memory of our
beloved one HEMRAJ PERSAUD aka
RAVI, who departed this world on June
16, 2005.
In the tree of life each leaf must fall
The green, the good, the great, the small,
Each one in God's own time He'll call with '
perfect grace
He gathers all softly the leaves of memory -
Years will fly by, tears will dry but our
treasured memories of you will never die
We thought of you today, we thought of
'you yesterday and each day before that
Your name is always on our lips,

So we will keep your memory and look to the sky
To see your memory a shining star every night.
Sadly missed by his mother, brothers, sister, fiancee,
sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces and
other relatives and friends

aj I- fi{ i .5,o0 1-,tC ZE -5 E 611pE



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28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 18, -2006



S.... I Star names change

|' but old order intact

By Kevin Fylan

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters)
- A generational shift is un-
der way among the players
but it is increasingly clear
there will be no big shake-up
in football's world order as
the major powers reassert
their authority after the
shocks of four years ago.
Over a third of the way into
the 2006 World Cup, you have
to scratch around pretty hard to
find any real surprises.
Trinidad & Tobago held
Sweden to a goalless draw and
the Soca Warriors came close to
another shut-out against En-
gland before late goals from Pe-
ter Crouch and Steven Gerrard
gave the 1966 winners a 2-0
Angola also managed a 0-0
draw against Group D seeds
Mexico but such results are hardly
the stuff of World Cup legend.
The five African teams
have played seven matches at
the tournament so far and
managed two draws and five
defeats, with Tunisia's draw
with Saudi Arabia the only
other plus point.
Meanwhile the tradi-
tional favourites have pros-
Argentina saw off Ivory
Coast 2-1 before clinching a
place in the last 16 with a 6-0
win over Serbia & Montenegro
that featured passing moves of
almost hypnotic beauty.
The Netherlands are safely
through, as are hosts Germany
and Ecuador. who have com-
fortably lived up to their status
as the third best team in South

Brazil, Italy, Spain and
Czech Republic also won their
opening games with varying de-
grees of ease against teams who
had been expected to do well.
Even France could be happy
enough with a goalless draw
against a dangerous Switzerland
side in Group G.

It was not like this four
years ago in South Korea and
Japan when France, then the de-
fending champions, went down
1-0 to Senegal in an opening
match that was to set the tone
for the tournament.
Argentina and Portugal, like
France, went out in the first
round and there were earlier
than expected exits for Italy,
Spain and England as Turkey
and co-hosts South Korea
reached the semi-finals.
In the end it was two fa-
miliar faces in the final,
where Brazil beat Germany
2-0, but the tournament at
least hinted at a shift away
from the absolute dominance
of South America and west-
ern Europe.
If that has failed to occur,
there has at least been a change
in the players making the head-
Players like David Beckham,
Ronaldo, Raul. Luis Figo, Michael
Owen and Zinedine Zidane to
name only those w ho play or have
played for Real Madrid still fea-
ture in the lavish TV adverts for
sportswear manuiaciurers but they
have not been :l.h story of this
World Cup.
David Villa took Raul's

place in the Spain team and
scored twice in a brilliant 4-
0 win that was orchestrated by
the unassuming midfielder
Ronaldo may as well have
been off the pitch for the good
he did in Brazil's 1-0 win over
Croatia, when even Ronaldinho
was upstaged by the brilliance
of Kaka.
For Argentina. it was Javier
Saviola. Maxi Rodriguez and
Esteban Cambiasso who did the
damage against Serbia &
Montenegro before Lionel Messi
came on to give a small taste of
what might be to come from the
world's most talented teenager.
Shock results may be thin
on the ground, but previously
unheralded players are pro-
viding the best moments for
the big teams and that in it-
self is a pleasant surprise as
we enter the post-Galactico

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RIGHT-arm pacer Raul
Khan, in tandem with fellow
pacer Hillary Davidson, com-
pleted the demolition for Dis-
turbing the Peace (DTP) as
their team. Engineering
Construction Incorporated
(ECI). seized the second en-
counter by a comfortable 33-
run margin, in the best-of-
three 20-over tape ball series
last Sunday at the National
Park Tarnimac.
Skipper Kihaln .'tptit di. live tor
11) frotin l .' allotted tour oxcrs
while Da idsI n \\as eni.ially in
pressive snallunig tour ior 23. as
the\ bowled out DTP tr 114 in
the 17th o\er in reply to ECl's
cad1lcngiig 1-13.
,\At one si ge ) I'' P were
litlht ii iti' IS lir l\ bill a
s'.do5, kik ock 32 inoi l)ennii
Sqi '; 32 a .l aiiil ll oi'kon
Idl'l llllnlCl .ed 31 :l\e I!tC i .

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debted to Waheed Ward, who
hit a sparkling 56 decorated
with seven sixes and four fours,
as right-arm medium pacer
Squires grabbed five four 25
from his four mandatory overs.

Inzamam blai

for injury

KARACHI. Pakistan (R

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ofr ihti i ;n,

Pakistsvi !
Akhtar and i
gland strni-,'
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its playt '
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played tieC
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The two arch-rivals will
now meet in the final set for
today at the same venue and
a keen clash is once again
highly anticipated from 13:00

nes one-dayers


euters) Pakistan captain

"Iu blames the hectic international schedule
problems experienced by all Test-plaiinag

Sc lost two of their leading pace bowlers, Snoaib
;ia Naved. to injuries before their tour of En-

i-n> month.
.-, Pakistan that has to contend with injuries to
look .t the other lteans and it is the same.
'e number of one-day internationals being
.is is a key reason for players, especiallI
rulingng w ith their fitness." lhe said.
;'o pl\ P'akistan in 1o0i 'lcs it nd li\xc ,c-
,i to Cpc \\ith inirneCs to ilhcii iCpI' liin Mi.hi,
,ider .\ndirew -!liniol'fi an! bo\\lcrs Simon Jorln'.

: -aid at the last captains' meeting. held in
liltertitional Cricket ('ounil (tICC) their
'llionp 'a;i. tha tIhe nllumber oinie-d r'i's
'I. "i[' ix .i ll ii.u in \\5 ili il. x',, c.u. ,:I \ I,
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h' i\e\ ) i coup and; siarl alresh. Ix\cnuiail ii
i ,' 1koiIC."

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Tharanga century gives Sri Lanka 20-run victory

By Richard Sydenham

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Sri Lanka,
boosted by a fine century
from opener Upul Tharanga,
beat England by 20 runs in
the first one-day interna-
tional at Lord's yesterday.
England, set 258 to win af-
ter Tharanga's 120 took Sri
Lanka to 257-9, rarely threat-
ened once they slumped to 66-

Test series

will be

close -


FORMER captain Wasim
Akram expects Pakistan
to be involved in a tight
Test series with England
this summer despite
winning 2-0 on home
soil last winter.
Their hero then,
Shoaib Akhtar, has not
played since February due
to ankle and knee problems
and fellow paceman Rana
Naved-ul-Hasan is also an
injury doubt.
But Wasim said: "It
looks like it is 50-50 be-
cause England are also
struggling with fitness and
"The Pakistan team
has got used to Shoaib not
Wasim featured in Pa-
kistan sides that won Test
seriesin England in 1987,
1992 and 1996.
He went on: "Shoaib
has not played for the
last six or seven months

last six or seve *mo ths

I^H^^^ "

and they are okay with
that but Rana Naved is a
big blow because he has
been bowling really well
for Sussex.
"The Pakistan side is a
mix of youth and experi-
ence and they are heading
the right way.
"Mohammad Asif is a
find, Mohammad Sami has
picked up again. They are
a good bowling side but a
bit inexperienced."
Asif has joined up
with the Pakistan squad af-
ter starting the season in
English county cricket
with Leicestershire.
While not quite as ef-
fective as Naved was at
Sussex, he has been a fine
performer for his country
in their recent Tests and
one-day internationals.
(BBC Sport)

4. They ended on 237-9 after
pacemen Dilhara Fernando and
Lasith Malinga took three wick-
ets each.
Sri Lanka's second-highest
score was extras totalling 42 for
an England record, beating the 41
yielded against Sri Lanka in Delhi
in 1989.
England's batsmen began
solidly and their openers took 15
runs off Chaminda Vaas's fourth
over with Marcus Trescothick
striking two of the three bound-
aries in the over.
But Fernando replaced
Vaas and struck with his first

ball when stand-in skipper
Andrew Strauss on 12 bot-
tom-edged a pull shot to the
wicketkeeper. Fernando
struck again in his next over
when he bowled lan Bell for
With big-hitters at the
crease in Trescothick and Kevin
Pietersen, Sri Lanka captain
Mahela Jayawardene gambled
by taking his third and final
'power play' in the 15th over.
The England batsmen, be-
hind the run rate, tried to take
advantage of the gaps in the
field but Pietersen clipped a

racs and bias -Speed

By Nazvi Careem

(Reuters) The International
Cricket Council (ICC) is of-
fended by claims it is biased
against Asian countries, chief
executive Malcolm Speed said
Speed stressed instead that
the Indian sub-continent is
cricket's "unique selling point".
Asia's four Test-playing nations
- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and
Bangladesh are major conmmerial
players in the global game. Speed
said, and that was one of the rea-
sons the ICC moved its headquar-
ters to nearby Dubai.
Speaking at an Asian
Cricket Council seminar on the
future of regional cricket, Speed
said: "The ICC is sometimes
criticised, and we read this from
time to time and we get very of-
fended by it, that we are biased
against Asia and somehow we are
alleged to be racist.
"We moved to Asia. It was a
deliberate move and there are good
reasons to move to Asia. We are only
a few hours from Delhi, Karachi,
Colombo or Dhaka. We are not far
from here (Kuala Lumpur) or South
Africa, England, Australia or New
Zealand. We can get where we need
to be."
In December, former Paki-
stani captain Wasim Akram de-
scribed the ICC as a "forum for
white cricketers".
"Our president at the moment
(Ehsan Mani) is from Pakistan, the
chairman of the cricket committee is
from India and our chief referee is
from Sri Lanka so think about
that fora moment,"Australian Speed
"Cricket's unique selling

point, we hear that term from
the marketers, is the Indian sub-
continent. In those four coun-
tries there is a great passion for
cricket. That is 22 per cent of
the world's population.
"They are huge economies
that are growing rapidly. That is
our unique selling point and too
often we shy away from that.

N ~bS


"Much of our revenue now
comes from that region and we
should work very hard to make
sure that continues to happen."
Speed praised Mani, some-
times depicted by Asian media
as a mere figurehead with Speed
pulling the strings, for helping
to bring about a more peaceful
global cricketing environment.
Mani will soon be stepping
down after three years in charge.
"Everyone gets along
very well and that's great
news," said Speed. "A lot of
it is due to the leadership of
the ICC by Ehsan Mani. I
think everyone should be
hugely indebted to him4"

Top FIFA official admits

reselling tickets
BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) A member of FIFA's executive
committee has admitted selling World Cup tickets at three
times their face value and has been ordered to leave Germany
as soon as possible, world soccer's governing body said yester-
Ismail Bhamjecc of Botswana has signed a statement admitting
selling 12 tickets for England's match against Trinidad & Tobago on
Thursday for 300 curos each, 200 curos more than the face value,
FIFA said in a statement.
He was told to resign from all FIFA World Cup duties.
"I am very disappointed about the conduct of a member of the
FIFA Executive Committee," FIFA president Sepp Blatter said. "In
such a situation, FIFA acts immediately and firmly."
FIFA said it had been presented with evidence of Bhamjee's
actions by a British Sunday newspaper, the Mail on Sunday.
"As an immediate reaction to this behaviour, FIFA's Emergency
Committee under the chairmanship of President Blatter decided that
Mr Bhamnje had to immediately resign from all FIFA World Cup-
related duties and leave Germany at the earliest possible moment,"
the statement said.
Bhamjee said: "I deeply regret this incorrect act and
apologise to FIFA for violating the relevant terms and condi-
tions governing the sale of tickets for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Malinga delivery to midwicket
where Jayawardene took an ath-
letic one-handed catch above his
head to remove the danger man
for 12.
Paul Collingwood fell Ibw


without scoring, to Fernando in
the next over to give Fernando
figures of three for 22 at that
The eventual fall of
Trescothick, bowled around
his legs for 67 by spinner
Tillekeratne Dilshan, dented
England's victory hopes
though all-rounder Jamie
Dalrymple, in his second in-
ternational match, fought im-
pressively for his 67 in 87

Earlier, Tharanga, 21, was
the only Sri Lanka batsman to
play with authority, plundering
14 boundaries.
He said: "This was one of
my best innings because it was
in difficult conditions and
against a good pace attack."
England did themselves no
favours, sending down 10 wides
from the first five overs and 23

SRI LANKA innings
U. Tharanga c Dalrymple
bMahmood 120
S. Jayasuriya c G. Jones
bHarmison 11
M. Jayawardene c Strauss
b Collingwood 24
K. Sangakkara run-out 15
T. Dilshan c Collingwood
b Harmison 13
R. Arnold c G. Jones
b Collingwood 8
C. Kapugedera c Pietersen
b Plunkett 1
C. Vaas c Strauss b Harmison 10
L. Malinga b Bresnan 3
D. Fernando not out 10
M. Muralitharan not out 0
Extras: (b-2, lb-13, nb-4, w-23) 42
Total: (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 257
Fall of wickets: 1-25,2-124,3-153,4-
Bowling: S. Harmison 10-0-52-3 (w-
8), L. Plunkett 7-0-32-1 (w-6), T.
Bresnan 9-1-44-1 (nb-1, w-5), S.
Mahmood 9-0-57-1 (nb-3, w-2), P.
Collingwood 10-1-29-2, J. Dalrymple



Reporting to:

in all.
On a brighter note for the
home side paceman Steve
Harmison took three for 52 in
his first England match since
March though eight of the wides
were down to him.
The next game in the
five-match series is on Tues-
day. The teams drew the Test
series 1-1.

5-0-28-0 (w-1).
ENGLAND innings
M. Trescothick b Dilshan 67
A. Strauss c Sangakkara
b D. Fernando 12
I. Bell b D. Fernando 7
K. Pietersen c Jayawardene
b Malinga 10
P. Collingwood Ibw
b D. Fernando- 0
J. Dalrymple b Muralitharan 67
G. Jones c Kapugedera
b Jayasuriya 19
T. Bresnan b Malinga 16
S. Mahmood b Malinga 8
L. Plunkett not out 14
S. Harmison not out 5
Extras: (lb-7, nb-2, w-3) 12
Total: (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 237
Fall of wickets: 1-31,2-44, 3-65, 4-66,
Bowling: C. Vaas 8-0-37-0, L.
Malinga 9-2-26-3 (w-1), D.
Fernando 8-0-51-3 (nb-2, w-2),
M. Muralitharan 10-0-47-1, T.
Dilshan 6-0-23-1, S. Jayasuriya

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Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage deadlines and work under pressure
Excellent team playcrand a culturally sensitive personality
Energetic/positive attitude and ability to develop key relationships with
multiple stakeholders

Application should be sent no later than 28'June, 2006. To:
Chief Executive Officer,
Guyana Local Organising Committee (LOC)
91, Middle Street,
South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.


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' By Mark Ledsomn

COLOGNE, Germany
i(Reuters) World Cup
idebutants Ghana kicked
?some life back into African
.,football yesterday with a
:well-deserved World Cup
'Group E 2-0 win over the
Czech Republic.
Asamoah Gyan fired Ghana
ahead in the second minute of
the match and deservedly
doubled their advantage eight
minutes from time when Sulley
Muntari blasted in another.
They could have made the
result more emphatic but for a
penalty miss by Gyan in the
second half.
The foul that led to the pen-
alty also saw Czech defender
Tomas Ujfalusi red-carded on
his 50th appearance for the na-

eep hopes alive

tional side, leaving the pre-match
favourites struggling with 10
men for the final 24 minutes.
Following the Ivory
Coast's early elimination and
a string of disappointing re-
sults for Africa's other teams,
Ghana bounced back from
their own opening defeat to
Italy 2-0 with a magnificent
"I opened the way and I
think everything's open now,"
Gyan told reporters. "We were
just the better team today and
that's football.
"The next game against
the U.S. is very, very impor-
That match is in Nuremberg
on Thursday.
Forced to play without injured
strikers Jan Koller and Milan
Baros, the Czechs, meanwhile.

looked a shadow of the team that
put three goals past the U.S. with-
out reply in their opener.

Starting the match at a
fierce tempo, Ghana won a cor-
ner with less than a minute
played and forced Petr Cech
into an early clearance.
If that was a warning, the
Czechs seemed unable to heed
it with Gyan firing into the net
just a few seconds later.
Receiving a cross from cap-
tain Stephen Appiah, the
Modena striker chested the ball
down before unleashing a low
strike past Cech.
Karel Bruckner's men
enjoyed their best moments
during the early stages of the
second half and thought they
had found an equaliser when

Pavel Nedved headed home in
the 46th minute only for the
move to be ruled offside.
Gradually, though, Ghana
took charge and enjoyed a suc-
cession of chances before their
missed 66th minute penalty.
The dismissal of Ujfalusi
after a trip on Matthew Amoah
led to a twice-taken penalty
from Gyan. He tucked in the
first top left but the referee said
he had not blown for the kick
to be taken and booked him.
The second cannoned off
the right post and bounced to a
Czech defender.
There was to be no Czech
reprieve. In the 82nd minute,
however, Muntari, latched on
to a ball on the right of the
box and lashed the ball pow-
erfully past Cech and into the
roof of the net.

.. ..

Sulley Muntari, bottom left, celebrates his late strike. (BBC

Italy held by U.S. as

three players sent off

By Martyn Herman

many (Reuters) Italy and the
United States slugged out a
bruising 1-1 draw in the most
controversial match of the
World Cup so far in which
three players were sent off in
their Group E clash yester-
Alberto Gilardino's opener
for Italy was cancelled out by
an own goal from Cristian
Zaccardo, but the real talking
point of an explosive match was
a World Cup record-equalling

still qualify. Italy are top with
four points ahead of Czech Re-
public and Ghana on three and
the U.S. at the bottom with one.
The Africans beat the Czechs 2-
0 in yesterday's earlier match.
The Italians, so impressive
in their opening 2-0 win over
World Cup debutants Ghana,
were hustled and harried out of
their stride in the early stages as
the Americans looked to make
up for their dismal 3-0 defeat by
Czech Republic.
Roared on by thousands of

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Mastroeni gets his marching orders in an explosive Group
E tie. (BBC Sport)

three red cards shown by Uru-
guayan referee Jorge Larrionda.
The U.S. finished with nine
men and Italy with 10.
"I'm disappointed and an-
gry," said Italy coach
Marcello Lippi. "We didn't go
into this match in the right
frame of mind and we paid for
that with the nervous way we
played and with the mistakes
we made."
Frustrated U.S. coach Bruce
Alc.i ; i added: "'Two red card, ill
the space of five minutes is
pretty harsh and I respect the
team for the way they dealt
with it."
The draw leaves the group
wide open and all the teams can

star spangled fans, many from
the American air force bases
scattered around the local coun-
tryside, the U.S. twice went
close to taking the lead but
midfielders Bobby Convey and
Clint Dempsey failed to hit the
It was against the run of
play when the Azzurri took
the lead after 22 minutes
when striker Gilardino dived
to head in Andrea Pirlo's in-
viting free kick.
Any thoughts that Italy would
hit the cruise control button were
soon dispelled, however, as they
self-destructed spectacularly in the
space of a minute.
After 27 minutes the

Americans were gifted an
equaliser when the lively
Convey's cross was sliced into
his own net by Cristian
Things got even worse for Italy
a minute later when defender De
Rossi was sent off for a blatant el-
bow on Brian McBride right in
front of the referee.
"I didn't see Daniele's foul
(at the time) but when I saw it
on the replay I thought the de-
cision was right as were the
expulsions of the two U.S. play-
ers," said Gilardino.

Pablo Mastroeni almost
gave the Americans the lead with
a dipping shot from 25 metres
after 42 minutes, only to be
shown a straight red card sec-
onds before the interval for a
scything foul on Pirlo.
The fireworks continued
immediately after the break
when referee Larrionda pulled
out his red card for the third
time when U.S. defender Eddie
Pope, who had already been
booked, lunged in from behind
on Gilardino.
With any semblance of
pre-match systems and tactics
already in tatters, the action
swung from end to end like a
basketball match.
Carlos Bocanegra headed a
52nd minute Pirlo free kick
against his own bar and, at the
other end, substitute DaMarcus
Beasley had a goal disallowed
for offside after Gianluigi
Buffon had allowed his shot to
squeeze under his body.
Italy were effectively play-
ing with nine men as Simone
Perrotta was hobbling and all
three substitutes had been used
but they carved out the best
Left back Gianluca
Zambrotta curled a shot just
wide of Kasey Keller's goal
before the in-form American
keeper made an instinctive
save to keep out a volley by
substitute Alessandro Del
Piero while Gilardino also
went close with a header.

By Karen Iley

(Reuters) A stunning strike
from Deco and a Cristiano
Ronaldo penalty gave Portu-
gal a 2-0 triumph over Iran
yesterday, sealing their place
in the World Cup second
In an often tetchy and gen-
erally drab Group D encounter,
Iran held Portugal at bay for 63
Playmaker Deco, back in
the side after injury, broke the
deadlock by thumping the
sweetest of right-foot shots
from a left-wing cross by cap-
tain Luis Figo.

Iran, eliminated after
suffering their second succes-
sive defeat, went close to an
equaliser four minutes later
when substitute Rasoul
Khatibi shaved the woodwork.
Ronaldo made sure of vic-
tory with 10 minutes to go. clip-
ping his spot kick high into the
net after Figo was sent flying
by a tackle from skipper Yahya
After converting his pen-
alty, winger Ronaldo fell to his
knees, tilted his head back and
screamed with joy.
"We respected Iran but we
imposed our quality." Portugal
coach Luiz Felipe Scolari told re-



Deco is mobbed by his teammates as the diminutive
midfielder puts his country ahead with a blistering strike.
(BBC Sport)

"I thought Portugal played
better than they have done in
the last seven or eight games,"
added Scolari. who led his na-
tive Brazil to World Cup suc-
cess in Japan in 2002.

It was the first time Portu-
gal had got through the first
round since 1966 when, in-
spired by Eusebio, they
reached the semi-finals before
losing 2-1 to eventual winners
and hosts England.
Portugal had much more of
the possession yesterday but
Iran's defence did well to keep
lone striker Pauleta quiet.
The Portuguese. who made
three changes to the side which
struggled past Angola 1-0 on
Sunday when they brought in
midfielders Deco. Maniche and
Costinha for Tiago, Simao
Sabrosa and Armando Petit.
wasted several good chances in
the first half.
)eco pounced oln a Figo
cross to force a fine save from
Iran goalkeeper Ebrahinl
Mirzapour in the 13th
Portugal cranked up Ilie
pressure towards the interval,
Ronaldo's powerful left-foot
strike hitting the side-netting.
Right back Miguel also
pushed forward. stretching
Mirzapour again as the ball al-
most squeezed under his body.
Iran had an opportunity of
their own when a header from
Vahid IHashcImian forced Porlu-
gucse keeper Ricardo into a
mlart stop.
"We played a very good game
but. unlortuniatcly, it was hard to
make something happen against a
o xl Pollugcal tcui."t 'd Irnn coach
Bnuiko Ivankovic.
"It was an evenly bal-
anced match but Deco scored
a quality goal and after that
it was very hard for us to

Deco back with a bang

as Portugal advance

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By Ravendra Madholall

Malteenoes Sports Club all-
rounder Deon Ferrier has
been named in the Guyana
13-man squad for the upcom-
ing Allen Stanford inaugural
Twenty20 cricket competition
which is scheduled to start on
July 11 in Antigua.
The slimly built right-
hander, who has been a prolific
scorer in the first division com-
petition for the Thomas Lands
club, is among three newcomers
in the team which will be led by
West Indies vice-captain
Ranmaresh Sarwan.
The other new faces in
the squad are Albion player

Imran Khan, a former na-
tional youth player, and
wicketkeeper Tyrell Tull.
Tull, the burly Georgetown
Cricket Club (GCC) player, last
represented Guyana at the Un-
der-19 level in Jamaica in 2004.
Nine members have just
completed a two-week training
camp where the players were
only limited to indoor facilities
due to the May-June rainy sea-
Sarwan and Shivnarine
Chanderpaul are on West Indies
duty, while Mahendra
Nagamootoo and Lennox Cush
are playing in England and USA
respectively, but they are ex-
pected to join the party shortly
before the team departs.

Atkinson flown in to

help with Warner Park

pitch preparation

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) International Cricket
Council (ICC) pitch consultant, Andy Atkinson, has been
flown in to help with the preparation of the pitch at Warner
Park ahead of the third Test between West Indies and In-
dia, the Press Trust of India has reported.
Atkinson has arrived on the heels of calls from West Indies
captain, Brian Lara to prepare faster pitches so as to suit his
fast bowlers in the Test series that is currently still tied nil-all
with two matches remaining.
"Well, this one wouldn't have too much of grass but there
would be plenty of life otherwise," Atkinson was quoted as
saying of the Warner Park strip.
After the drawn Test in St
Lucia this week, Lara made a
Scall for faster pitches to be pre-
pared so his four-pronged seam
attack could find assistance
against the free-scoring Indian
Lara also made a call for
a bowler of genuine pace to
be included but the selectors

ing attack in the 13-man
". squad announced on Friday.
In successive Tests. India's
batsmen have rattled tp totals
over 500 on pitches tailor-made
for batting with Wasim Jaffer,
Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag
TINO BEST and Mohamnmed Kaif getting
"I have asked the selectors to at least consider the likes
of Jermaine Lawson. I have spoken to Wavell Hinds, I have
spoken to the Jamaicans, they are practising very hard for
the Twenty20 tournament," Lara told journalists last
Wednesday after the final day of the second Test at the
Beausejour Ground.
"We know what Tino Best is capable of; he can get the ball
in the nineties, just to keep the Indians uncomfortable. You
never know what is going to happen in St Kilts or Jamaica and
I feel that I need that fast bowler, I need that guy to make the
opposition uncomfortable, especially if the pitch is in his
Atkinson however expressed some caution with Lara's
call for a faster wicket saying: "The trouble is, captains
request for a lively wicket but the moment the ball starts
flying around their ears, they go out and slam curators."
Atkinson meanwhile dismissed forlner Indian batsman, Sunil
Gavaskar's claim that slow pitches was one of the biggest prob-
lems in world cricket at present.
"If you look at the results in the last decade, there have
been more results in the past one decade than there have been
in the entire history of the game.
So obviously Sunny (Gavaskar) is not quite right on it."
Atkinson said.
"However, organizers do want a pitch to last for five
days so that everyone'sinterest is met, the spectators', the
administrators' and the biggest of' them all for the TV
..people who bring nn. the money. They ldon't.,walnt the mllatch
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West Indies one-day open-
ing batsman Sewnarine
Chattergoon has not been
named in the squad for he is
likely to be selected for the

West Indies 'A' team for the
upcoming tour of E^land
next month, according to
manager of the Guyana team
Carl Moore.
Giving the attacking nature
of the Twenty20 game which
generates lots of excitement, the
national selectors have opted
for a team that seems very bal-
anced and so have chosen ver-
satile players. The batting ob-

viously will revolve among the
likes of Sarwan and
Chanderpaul while Cush,
Narsingh Deonarine, Travis
Dowlin and Andre Percival will
add more experience to the line-
Percival, the former West
Indies Under-19 captain, has
been an active player in this
version of the game for his
club Rose Hall Town Youth
and Sports Club and his
county Berbice while the side
could benefit tremendously
from Guyana's two ever-reli-
able players Neil McGarrell
and Nagamootoo.
The bowling will be led by
pacer Esaun Crandon, who did
well over the past two years for
Guyana. Reon Griffith will of-
fer much support along with
spinners Nagamootoo and
McGarrell while Sarwan,
Deonarine, Cush. Dowlin and
Ferrier are capable in giving
bowling support.
Guyana are set open their
campaign against Montserrat on
the July 21.
The full squad reads:
Ramnaresh Sarwan (cap-

Sport Ministry

assists Blind Cricket


DRECTOR of Sport Neil Kumar and the Ministry of Cul-
ture, Youth and Sport have made a financial contribution to
Blind Cricket as they prepare for the West Indies Blind
Cricket tournament which is expected to commence next
month in Barbados.
The Guyana Blind Cricket Association has expressed its grati-
tude to Kumar and his Ministry for their input.
Kumar, in his brief comment, said he was very happy to make
the donation towards the team's participation, while he appreci-
ated the efforts the executive members are making in the develop-
ment of the game for the visually impaired.
Guyana is expected to send a 17-nan contingent which will
include three officials.
Friday's simple handing-over was done at the Ministry of
Sport on Main Street.

tain), Shivnarine
Chanderpaul, Lennox Cush,
Narsingh Deonarine, Travis
Dowlin, Imran Khan, Andre
Percival, Tyrell Tull (wkp.),
Neil McGarrell, Mahendra
Nagamootoo, Esaun Crandon,
Rayon Griffith and Deon
The manager is Carl Moore
and Albert Smith is the coach.
The two standby players
are: Orin Forde and Jeremy


UG trounce

Republic Bank 5-1

UNIVERSITY of Guyana (UG) trounced Republic Bank
5-1 for the biggest victory in Friday's fixtures of the
Banks Cup inter-ministry/corporation Futsal (indoor
five-a-side football) competition, held at the National
In the quintuple header, D&D Stationery beat Cyril Potter
College of Education (CPCE) 2-0: Lands & Surveys hippedd
Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) 3-0. New GPC Inc. edged
out National Insurance Scheme (NIS 3-2. and Institute of Pn-
vate Enterprise De\elopment (IPEDI squeezed past Melanie
Electrical 4-3
Ewan Snuth hit a double I1st. 17thi to lead UG to \iciorN.
with one each from Gerald Hope itthi. Figuera Jermamne 18thS
and Marlon W\hlney (121h I. while National nudfielder Dirk Ar-
chermustered the consolation for Republic Bank.
Toni Lopes netted the evening's first double (l0th. 14th)
and his first gate D&D a 1-0 halftime lead, then sealed
victory in the second half for the team to remain unbeaten.
After a goalle-s first half. Smartt I lShl. Eon
Garnett I22nd.i and She\on Duguid i24th) produced the goals
for Lands & Surve s' victor .
Anthon, Dover ibthi and Eran Khiratrie t7thi were on tar-
get for NIS 2-0 lead. but New\ GPC bounced back wnh goals
from Ulrich Griffith i8thi and Clement Browne 19th) and the
match Aas deadlocked 2-2 at halftime. Bromne completed hi,
double and produced the winning geal in the 15th nLnute
Kelvin Leander also hit i double 12nd. 19thi to spearhead
IPED's \ cor\ atler leading 2- I at halftime, u. ih one each from
Alpha S\l\elter 15thi and Jo[l.on HarrN\ i 1 th. Former Na-
tional Under-17 player Phrlhert Nloffait replied with a double
8ith. 21th) lor Melanie Electrical but onl\ io support from
Jolyon Fra.isr 22ndi.
Despie the loses-. D&D Stlalonery and Melanie Electrical
will still advance to, the knockout sl:ige of hle comperiiion. hrbil
having two wimn each, to join IPED.
The competition continues tomorrow night with an-
other five matches at the same ,enue.

President of the Guyana Blind Cricket Association. Mark H'arper, cel)tre, receive th cheque from ,Oirect1r pf.Sport
Neill K(iar While'other members of the Blind Cricket'Associatiori look on. (Photo: \'Ansitor Oudkerk) ..,

Venezuela's Chavez calls off

TV show for Brazil game

CARACAS, Venezuela,
(Reuters) Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez,
who spends hours talking
every Sunday on his 'Hello
President' television
programme, will keep quiet
this weekend at least in
part for Brazil's World Cup

The soccer squad for Ven-
ezuela, a major baseball nation,
failed to make it to the 2006
World Cup in Germany despite
some strong games in the quali-
fying South American group
Chavez, a huge baseball

fan, talks for up to six hours
on his Sunday television
show, holding court on top-
ics from Venezuelan history
and his socialist revolution
for the poor to his days as a
young soldier and the threat
of U.S. imperialism.
"Tomorrow is Father's

Day and also Brazil are
playing. For these reasons
the president, as director of
the programme, has decided
not to broadcast 'Hello
President'," Information
Minister Willian Lara told
reporters yesterday.
"We are going to cel-
ebrate Father's Day with
our children and of course
enjoy the Brazil match," he
Brazil, the defending
World Cup champions, play
Australia today.

By Isaiah Chappelle

INSPIRED by Argentina's

sparkling 6-0 victory in the
World Cup finals that morn-
ing, Bartica Secondary al-

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most fully emulated the
South American team with a
5-0 win over Adult Education
Association (AEA) for a third
title in the Coca Cola Na-
tional Secondary Schools Un-
der-18 football champion-
ships, at the GFC ground,
Bourda, Friday.
Assistant coach Michael
Dos Santos told Chronicle Sport
that just before departing the in-

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terior town, Regional Chairman
Gordon Bradford urged the team
to seek a victory like
Rondel Khan and Dwayne
Blake struck double goals and
Charles Wyatt produced the
other for the resounding victory.
Playmaker Blake was voted
Most Valuable Player, winning
a pair of boots, while he shared
the Most Goals prize with

Khan. Captain Jude Jardine was
adjudged the Most Outstanding
Berbice Education Insti-
tute who lost to AEA in the
semifinals were awarded the
Fair Play prize, while collect-
ing bronze medals like fellow
losing semifinalist Tucville
Each school reaching the
quarterfinals also received a

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THE prize: Bartica's captain Jude Jardine collects the
of Banks DIH Limited Clifford Reis.

Playing in their seventh fi-
nal, Bartica very early estab-
lished supremacy, outplaying
the city team in heavy condi-
tions. It was until the 30th
minute that AEA made some in-
roads into Bartica's half, and
during a mix-up reached closest
to a goal, but goalkeeper Jardine
held the short-range push. Oth-
erwise Bartica's stout defence,
with outstanding play by
Rolando Robertson, kept AEA
in their half.
It was only a matter of
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T HAS resulted in heated arguments, even
strained relationships, among Guyanese sports
lovers as they join with the rest of the world
in discussing their favourite teamss.
Some entertainment establishments have set up special TVs for
patrons. Not to watch that other sporting activity where the cur-
rent Test between West Indies and India has been all but forgotten
and in effect has been booted off the TV screens. And some fans,
in Guyana and elsewhere like Barbados from where I write, are com-
plaining that TV stations aren't bringing the matches live.
The game of the moment is football, or soccer as it's called in
the US and Canada. Millions world wide are following the FIFA
World Cup 2006 games in Germany. Unlike four years ago when
the finals were held in Korea and Japan. we don't have to stay up
until the wee hours of the morning (because of the different time
zones). This time, the final day's match ends around 10 at night.
thereby not producing too many complaints about 'Football Widl-
ows', meaning 0Cthat wives are (and some husbands) are complaining
their mates are too tli'red when thell come to bied.
As I Nwrite, the first round is still underway (Tunisia just tied
2-2 with Saudi Arabia in a stunning t. dramatic conlcst). So far in the
series, there haven't been too many upsets unlike last time
when strong contenders Italy and Argentina were knocked out be-
fore they even had time to settle in.
It's too early to call the front contenders. The Guyanese and
Barbadians I talked with are once again looking to Brazil. That South
American team struggled in their first match against Croatia, but Kaka
managed to pull it back with a sizzler in the 44th minute. Australia,
which started well. also is a team to watch.
Trinidad and Tobago, with Dwight Yorke, is in there with a
chance. Their stunning tie with Sweden bodes well for more excite-
ment including in their game with England on the 15th. In the circum-
Caribbean region, there is also Mexico which has deep tradition in
the game.
Even at the early stage, there have been memorable moments.
Did you see how Korea's Lee bent that free kick to put the ball in
the upper let hand corner of Togo's goal? Wow!
For those of us who have played the game (I was once goalie
for my school team) it isn't easy to score. On the television screens,
the goal frame looks really small. Actually, it's quite big (7.3 metres
wide and 2.4 metres high). When a well aimed ball comes at a goalie
at bullet-like speed especially from players like Ronaldo from Bra-
zil, there isn't much the goalie can do.
Sometimes we wonder, why don't the teams have a tall goalie
so he can cover more area with his long outstretched arms (or feet)?
Most of the goalies are short types. There's probably a good rea-
son for this. While tall goalies may cover more area, their reflexes
and athleticism may not be up to par.
Some of the fellows have shaved heads. But it appears some
hair is preferred so that the ball will have something to grip
on to and make it easier for accurate headers. No flat tops or
greasy heads need apply. I was glad to see some of the players
chesting the ball or controlling it with footwork when they
receive it in mid-field from a long kick from a goalie. Tests
show that repeated blows on the head from a football coming
from such a long distance can produce brain damage, similar
to the boxer's disease.
So far, there haven't been much aggression and unsportsman-
like behaviour. Apparently the word has gone out that referees won't
be standing for any nonsense. Those who play Bad John are being
sent off.
There is a still faking ol injuries. Watch Ihe fellows tumbling
down for no apparent reason after being in contact with an oppos-
ing player. They then writhe around on the ground, holding their
legs and hollering in pain as if a minibus had rolled over them. They
do this because a referee ruling in their favour, especially in the area

in front of the goal, could be to their team's advantage including
getting a goal. When, the referee ignores them or lets the ball con-
tinue in play, the "injured" player gets up and runs like a 100 metre
track star as if nothing had happened!
You share the joys and happiness of most teams when they
score a goal. The players are genuinely elated, especially the goal
scorer. They have started out on this road to the finals many years
ago, playing perhaps in primary school (A background clip of the
Portuguese player Figo shows him practising with his school team)
and we share their achievements.
But it's a team sport. I don't agree with some commentators
attributing any national peculiarity or trait making a country's
team a winnable unit. In the last Final, a Barbadian commen-

tutor said it was the "nature" of the German and English play-
ers to fight back and that spirit is reflected in the game. That's
a lot of rubbish. In football, as in everyday life generally, there
is no beneficial genetic makeup. The famous remark by an
English historian that the Battle of Waterloo was won "on the
playing fields of (the elite, prestigious English private school
) Eton" also doesn't hold water when you recall the sports suc-
cesses of the then Soviet Union, East Germany and other so-
cialist countries like Cuba and nations like Senegal in
Africa. Any country, with proper resources, psychological atti-
tude'and united approach, can have a proper football team to
make it to the World Cup. Physically, we are basically all alike,
though in some sports like basketball, short people would be
at a disadvantage.
A significant value of the World Cup is how it helps build in-
ternational friendship and understanding. Sadly for those who be-
lieve that cricket is the center of the sports universe, football is the
most widely played by teams worldwide.
To be sure, the sports was played, and then popularised, by
the British elite class in the 19th century. It was brought to the
colonies. The first FA Cup was held in 1872. But it has been taken
over by ordinary working people, including the English people, for
their own enjoyment and benefits.
The origins of the sport go back a long way. The websites
will tell you the game started in England. Yet the western
Hemisphere's indigenous people, particularly in Central and
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I've been with my girlfriend
five years. We've had our
share of ups and downs, but
overall it's been the most re-
warding relationship 1 could
imagine. Recently everything
was perfect. Then I went
camping with my friend's
girlfriend and alcohol was in-
1 made a very bad and un-
conscious decision to perform
oral sex on her, which is all that
happened. I just wasn't think-
ing. 1 never thought this could
happen because I am not that
kind of person. Afterwards I felt
Although 1 had no emotional
attachment to this girl, I felt I
had done the worst possible
thing. I told my girlfriend the
next day. and now our relation-
ship is on the brink of dissipat-
ing. I still love her and know in
my heart we can work this out.
but she doesn't want to talk to
me right now.

Jack, when horror writer
Stephen King was in high
school, he was given a chance
to be a sports reporter for his
local newspaper. King had
only one reservation: he
knew nothing about sports.
The editor of the paper, how-
ever, didn't see that as a prob-
lem. As he explained to
Stephen, "These are games
people understand when

they're watching them drunk
in bars. You'll learn if you
You are trying to understand
a game you played while drunk
on a camping trip, and you are
taking the high road in all this.
Alcohol made you do it, so you
are innocent there. It was only
oral sex, so you are almost
blameless there. And you con-
fessed, so you are an honourable

But you must have known
when you confessed you were
destroying your relationship in
your girlfriend's mind and in her
You claim alcohol made you
a different person against your
character, values, and will. Some
ancient, and not so ancient, cul-
tures take a different view. Al-
cohol frees a person to be who
they really are, or at least frees
them to do what they seek to


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Often when a relationship
reaches the three, five, or seven
year mark, it's at a crossroads.
It needs to become marriage or
be over. Some inner voice is tell-
ing you to end it, but you won't
face up to that, so you're going
to force her to end it for you.
The outer part of you is having
a problem with this. But the in-
ner part is driving this forward.
If she lets it pass this
time, your inner voice will
force the issue again, and
again your outer part will
deny all responsibility for
what is happening.



I am a divorcee, living in India, in a relationship
with a married guy. He is married with two kids, but
still he loves me a lot. He tells me the reason he
loves me so much is I am his first love. We have no
plans of getting married.
I want to come out of this relationship, yet at the
same time I need him at least until I marry because I
need a man in my life. Help me. If my family or his
family comes to know about our relationship, it will
be very embarrassing. I told him many times to stop
talking to me, but he says at least until my marriage
we can be friendly. I feel I need him at least until
then, but what if we get caught?


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You haven't indicated you have any training with
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Do you want to play with fire, or do you want a
loving marriage? You know the risks. Playing with
fire may torch your chances for a happy marriage.


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lost during cooking, so raw food is as good as it gets; nothing
added and nothing taken away. For maximum benefit, eat the
raw items first as it aids digestion.'

Focus on the feeling
Take two minutes to boost your resolve to do that walk, jog or
aerobics class tonight by reminding yourself how good you feel at
the end. 'Focus on the feeling you get when the exercise is finished',
advises Pete Cohen, fit-
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'exercise high' is far more
motivating than the prom-
ise of thinner thighs two
months down the line.

Love yourself
'We all hypnotise our-
selves negatively without
even knowing,' says
Josephine Teague. 'That
little voice which says
"I'll never manage" or
"I'm no good" suppresses
your immune system and
saps your
motivation. Silence it by
looking in the mirror every
morning, giving yourself a
big smile and saying out loud "I really like you." It's bonkers but it

Feed your spirit
Our mind-body-spirit suffers because most of us neglect the last
bit. Once a day try to appreciate something beautiful, such as the
stars at night. It only takes a few seconds but nourishes your soul
all day long.

Guffaw Out Loud
Laughter is the best. It reduces anxiety as well as boosting
immunity. Try to laugh at least once a day, and if you've got
nothing to laugh about then just picture yourself winning the


NO ONE could speak a word
nor even eat if it were not for
saliva. This fluid which is
taken for granted actually
contains 31 different proteins
plus 20 other substances,
most of which comprises a
wide variety of metallic par-
ticles. Many of the proteins
and other constituents of sa-
liva protect the soft and hard
tissue of the oral cavity. The
salivary mucins (slime) coat
and lubricate the surfaces of
the oral mucosa (lining).
These larger molecules pre-
vent bacterial adherence and
colonisation, protect the tis-
sues from physical abuse and
allow them to resist tempera-
ture change.
Some of the proteins, like
lysozyme, have the ability to
degrade the cell walls of bacte-
ria; .some e.g. histatin,
lactoferrin, and lactoperoxidase,
inhibit microbial growth. Some
proteins such as the salivary
antibodies may protect the teeth
against caries. When the mouth
is inactive, saliva flows at the
rate of about one tablespoon ev-
ery ten minutes. Conscious or
unconscious, the flow never
stops. While chewing gum the
flow rate of saliva averages one
table spoon every three min-
utes. The most remarkable find-
ing of all studies is the enor-
mous variability of flow rates
for both basal (resting) and
stimulated (chewing) secretions.
These may have up to a 30 fold

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The Dentist Advises
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range. Thus, it is clear that a
wide range of production can al-
low normal oral functions.
A dry mouth is experienced
when the salivary flow is re-
duced by at least 50 per cent.
The oral symptoms of xerosto-
mia (dry mouth due to glands
not functioning properly) are:
these persons are often thirsty,
have difficulty with swallowing,
speaking and eating dry foods,
need to frequently sip water
while eating, have difficulty
with wearing dentures, and of-
ten do things to keep the mouth
moist. Other signs and symp-
toms of the disease include burn-
ing or tingling sensations of the
tongue, abnormal taste percep-
tions and fissures (cracks) and
sores at the covers of the lips.
General symptoms may
also involve a dry throat, blurred
vision with burning, itching or
sandy feelings in the eyes, dry-
ness, itching, burning of the va-
gina in addition to a recurrent
history of vaginitis. Also seen
are dry skin and nose apart
from frequent constipation.
Many of these symptoms may
also be present in patients with-
out xerostomia, but they are
much more common in those

with it.
Various other factors cause
xerostomia in addition to the
more than 400 drugs that can re-
sult in a decreased secretion of
saliva. Without doubt, the worst
agent capable of causing the
syndrome is radiation used in
the treatment of oral and thy-
roid cancer. As far as possible,
the glands should be shielded
from the full dose of radiation.
Included in the diseases that
may cause salivary gland hypo
function are the rheumatoid
conditions (including AIDS), and
certain common diseases such
as high blood pressure and dia-
betes. Decreased chewing be-
cause of constant liquid diets and
in the patients whose jaws are
wired when broken can induce

gland atrophy (shrinkage) lead-
ing to dry mouth.
The ability of psychic
state to depress the flow of
saliva is well known. Depres-
sion affects anxiety and fear
might result in lasting epi-
sode of dry mouth. When no
organic change can be found
in a patients' troublesome
oral dryness, he should be
advised to consult a psycholo-
gist or a psychiatrist to ex-
plore possible psychogenic
factors. Treatment using an-
tidepressant drugs tend to ag-
gravate the degree of oral
dryness. Relief can be had
also with sugar-free gum and
the controlled use of
bromhexine, sulfaram and
pilocarpine HCL.

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The Environmental Protection Agency

proudly reflects on a

June 5, 2006 marked a decade since the Environmental
Protection Act was passed in Parliament. The Act provided
for the establishment of the Environmental Protection
Agency (Agency) with the responsibility, among other
things, for ensuring the effective protection and
management of the natural environment and the
sustainable utilisation of natural resources. Essentially,
the Agency's role entails regulating and co-coordinating
environmental management, public awareness and
education, and promoting public participation in
environmental decision-making.

Over the ten-year period of June 1996 to June 2006,
significant achievements have been made in
environmental protection and management and the
Agency takes this opportunity to reflect on its
achievements in discharging its responsibilities.

The Agency operated initially as an Environmental Unit out
of the Office of the President with a small staff, and
thereafter, has been sharing premises with the Institute of
Applied Science and Technology (lAST) located at the
University of Guyana Campus, Turkeyen, Greater
Georgetown. TheAgency currently has an Annex, which is
located at 263, Earl's Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown.

As a semi-autonomous government institution, funding for
the operations of the Agency is being provided by the
Government of Guyana. However, substantial financial
support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
has facilitated the rapid development of the Agency during
this period. Support to the Agency by IDB was provided
under the Environmental Management Programme,
Phase I, in the sum of US$1.5 million, in the period 1998-
2000. Since then, the Agency has been benefiting from
further support from the IDB in the sum of US$1.28 million
under the Environmental Management Programme,
Phase II. Financial support in the sum of US$0.7 million
was also provided by the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP). The Agency was also a beneficiary
under the Canadian Intemational Development Agency
(CIDA) Guyana Environmental Capacity Development
Project (GENCAPD).

Additionally, funding has been obtained for various
projects from the Global Environment Facility (GEF),
European Commission, German Government, United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World
WildLife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Darwin Initiative.
Efforts to seek funding for the various other programmes
are on-going, for example, from the Caribbean
Development Bank and the European Commission.

In the early stages of the development of the Agency, there
was considerable focus on institutional strengthening and
capacity building. Staff with the necessary qualifications
and skills was recruited; equipment, supplies and
appropriate accommodation were also obtained.

With remarkable achievements made in the areas of
institutional strengthening and capacity building, the
Agency directed its attention towards developing a
strategic approach to achieve its mandate. Substantial
progress was made in the development of important tools
such as the Agency Strategic Plan, Action Plans,
Environmental Impact Assessment Process, and
Guidelines and Procedures. Supporting Regulations to the
Environmental Protection Act and Environmental
Standards were also developed.

The Agency was also successful in forging many
partnerships with stakeholders in the public and private
sectors. Several coordinating mechanisms were
established comprising broad-based representation from
various sectors, and a number of Technical Coordinating
Committees and Memoranda of Understanding between
theAgency and SectorAgencies came into being.

The Agency advanced the promotion of participation of
stakeholders in environmental decisionmaking. through
significant training at all levels and in all sectors under the


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The EPI Offiaret LIS T Building. '.G Campus. T6urien

UNDP funded Public Awareness and Education and
Capacity Building Programme. Among the beneficiaries of
this programme were the Ministry of Local Government
and Regional Development, Developers and the Media.
Training covered the areas of environmental management
and biodiversity conservation and management. A strong
effort was made to raise public environmental awareness
through the production and dissemination of a range of
environmental materials and in the broadcast of several
Public ServiceAdvertisements.

In implementing its mandate, the Agency has made
significant progress in many areas. In commemorating its
10'" anniversary, the Agency highlights some of its

A Strategic Plan was prepared for the Agency for the
period 1999-2004. This Plan was reviewed in 2005, and
with funding from the UNDP a new Strategic Plan has been
developed for the Agency for the period 2006 2010.

A human resources strategy was developed in 2002, with
support from the IDB. The implementation of this strategy
is significantly enhancing the skills, competencies,
motivation and responsiveness of the staff and better
equipping the Agency to deliver its mandate.

The Agency currently has a staff complement of 55
persons, including technical and support staff as
compared with less than 10 employees in 1996. Over the
decade, Officers of the Agency have benefited from a
wide range of training in technical areas some of which
include: Geographic Information Systems, Hazardous
Waste Management, Water and Air Quality Sampling,
Environmental Management, Environmental Planning,
Conservation of Biodiversity, Technology and Sustainable
Development, Strategic Environmental Assessments,
Risk Assessment, Mining and Environment, Sustainable
Forestry Management, Environmental Education,
Environmental Management Systems, Project
Management and Implementation, and Introductory
Environmental Economics.


integrated coastal zone management; '

b- The Education, Information and Training (EIT)
Division which coordinated and undertook
programmes for environmental awareness, building
capacity, information management and networking;

-, The Administrative Division which concentrated on
staff recruitment, administrative and personnel
policies, and procedures for financial and accounting

In 2001, the Agency reviewed its organizational structure
to better align itself to its wide mandate. To this end, a
fourth Division, the Natural Resources Management
Division was established to coordinate the conservation
and sustainable use of natural resources by focusing on
biodiversity, protected areas and wildlife. The Operations
Division which previously incorporated some of these
functions was renamed the Environmental Management
Division with the three primary focal areas of
authorizations, response and research and development
The EIT and Administrative Divisions retained their
respective functions.

In carrying out its responsibility, the Agency established a
number of Technical Committees and signed Memoranda
of Understanding with several sectoral agencies. The
Agency also entered into Inter-sectoral Cooperation
Agreements and became involved in the implementation
of Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

Environmental Strategies and Action Plans were
developed to guide theAgency's actions for environmental
management and conservation. These included:

SNational Education and Public Awareness
Strategy and Action Plan This was developed in
1998and approved in 1999.

SNational Biodiversity Action Plan (1999-2004) -
This outlined a two- phase programme of action for
the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
in Guyana. The Plan was reviewed with funding from
the UNDP and a second National Biodiversity Action
Plan is being developed.

. Integrated Coastal Zone ManagementAction Plan
(ICZM) This was developed in 2001 to address
measures to strengthen ICZM.

,o Strategy for the Establishment of ProtectedAreas
In 2001, a Strategy for the establishment of a
National Protected Areas System was developed as a
step by Guyana towards its responsibility as a Party to
the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the
Number of environmental applications processed for
iM 4 Environmental Authorization and Biodiversity Research
"5 '. *..-, ',,, Permits. This trend is an indication of increased
.. ... awareness of the role of the Agency and of improved
coordination with sector agencies.

S To date, the Agency has granted over 300 environmental
L .^ V authorizations of which approximately ten percent (10%)
' IEP Sta r I were required to conduct Environmental Impact
J- r Junei, i lard T~ .; Assessments (EIAs) and an additional nine percent (9%)
'-: wer reni ireri to nrenare Environmental lMananment

In the early stages, the Agency established three
,' The Operations Division which focused on
monitoring and enforcement of environmental quality,
management and conservation of biodiversity and

weie itiqu iieu Lu pitipdite g-imiumuteindi ividiidyumtvIIL
Plans (EMPs). Less than 10 applications for
environmental permits were refused over this period.
Additionally, over 600 facilities existing before 1996 have
registered with the Agency to regularize their operations
and obtain environmental permits.

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Thursday June 22, 2006
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FT Discount on all purchases (dining)
& also on all take-away purchases $5.000 g over

Opening hours 11:30 a.m.
Delivery available from 12:00 noon

Call for reservations -231-4100



The "Poor Rural Comnunnities Support Services Project" is a poverty alleviation project
being implemented in Regions 2 and 3 of Guyana. The Project comprises five major
components (Technical Service Supply. Community Investmcnt Fund. Credit. Drainage
and Irrigation and Project Coordination and Monitoring). which are implemented
utilizing a dcmand-dricen approach involving the full participation of the beneficiary
communities in decision-making in project activities. The Project is funded by the
Government of Guyana (GOG). the International Fund for Agricultural Development
(IFAD) and the Caribbean Dvcelopmcnt Bank (CDB).

The Project is now inviting tenders from suitable/eligible suppliers for the SUPPLY OF

Interested suppliers can inspect the Tender Documents at the Office of the Project
Manager. PRCSSP. Den Amstcl. West Coast Decmrar. (Tel. 276-3017 to 276- 3020).
Tender documents can also be purchased from the Project Manager's Office from June 19.
2006. fora non-refundable fcc of four thousand dollars (4.000).

All tenders must be enclosed in scaled envelopes bearing no identity of the tenderer and
must be clearly marked on the top left hand corner. "Tender for Supply of Security
Services- PRCSSP".

All tender must be accompanied by a valid Income Tax. Compliance and NIS Certificate.
and must be addressed to:
The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Minister of Agriculture
Regent & Vlissengen Roads, Georgetown

All tenders must be deposited in the Tender box located in the Ministro of Agriculture
building before 14.00 hrs. on Wcdnesday. July 12.2006.

Tenderers or their rcprcscntati\es may be present at the opening of the tenders \which \\ill
take place immediately after. The employer reserves the right to accept or to reject any or
all tenders without assigning any reason.

Pennanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture
Government ads can be viewed on http i/ww,.gia gov gy


137 Sheriff St., G/town. Tel: 231-4100
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Enhancing National
Government of Guyana Competitiveness

Imagine affecting the lies 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. The Support for
Competitiveness Program (GY-I, 1006) is a new $US26million flagship program
supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDI3) designed to implement
priority policy options and investments of the National Competitiveness Si.lci\ r.
There are a number of important positions to fill in the programs project execution unit

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 Accounting, finance e or equivalent qualification: Knowledge
of Accounting Procedures, Accounting and Bookkeeping techniques and practices:
highvl computer literate with a good command ofJ'English Language: Five years of
experience in financial operations in Public Private Sector envwilrnent: Capaciy fior
connitmentl and selfdirected approach to work.

Administrative Assistant
To provide secretarial support and facilitate the accurate and timely dissemination of
information concerning the PEIJ's objectives, program's operation and systems.
Requirements: A. Diploma in Public C'ommuninication, Public Acldinliistration or
Management; Adcvanced certification in Secretarial Science: Computer skills in II l
Processing and Spreadsheet management and good deterity in the use of modern
office equipment; Secretarial and supervisory skills ivquiring mininimn of.five years
training on the job.

Office Assistant/Driver
To provide service in collecting, sorting and delivering mail. documents and other items
and to operate a motor vehicle to provide transportation for Stal' and other authoriscd
persons as required.
Requirements: Preferably post priImar educatio, leading to some certification.:
particularly in English: I 'licl Driver's Licence, good hackgrotund l/'driving and at
least five years of experience: (;ood comnnanld of ehnglislh .l/ngiqage land neat
presentation: familiarity with office procedures and technical aptitude to use standard
office equipment.
Detailed terms of reference for each position referred to above 1may. be accessed on-line
at www.mintic.Cov.M /vacancies.html or uplifted from the Pernanent Secretary's
Secretariat, Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce. 229 South Road. Lacyto(wn.
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 PeImanent
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 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 hp., gy

B SUNDAY CHRONIC' June 18, 2006

YMessaie 13j Mfinsfer of 7eaftA, 1r. /esLe Ranmsarmny

June 14" Gu\ ani observes another World Blood Donor D;I\. This is Ihe Ifitrth successive \ car Iluhl Gmania ihas been obscr ing this da;. The Ministry of Health joins the rest of the
lnteirntional'coniiimnil in honoring a special group of persons \\ho have gi\ en and continue Io gi e Ilihe ultimate gift of life. so thai others can continue to live productive and quality lives.
The Ministrn of Iealth takes thie opportunilh to thaill blood donors in (i;v;iu; and to express gratitude to lhe staff of the Guyana National Blood Transfusion Senmice (GNTBS). The
GNTJBS, the unit of the Ministin of ealllh. responsible for developing a qulllil\ blood setl ice. hlas ensured the provision ofsafe and quality blood to the Guyanese public since 1987.
As \\ e celebrate this \ ear's theme "'Cele)rating your gift of blood". which aims to create awareness of the importance of voluntary non-remunerated blood donations and to encourage
more people to become Ioutlarblood donors. the Ministry of Health. Govcrnmenl of Guyana and their international partners. continue to provide and facilitate an enabling environment to
enhance and promote one liundred percent (1 00%) \ olunti rl donations by car 2010.
Gradually. Ilhe percentage of \ oluntlan donations has been improving and approximately\ 25o of tile approximately 5.000 units of blood used for transfusion in Guyana comes from
voluntary donations. But as experience and research around the \\ world have show n. the safest blood pool occurs \\ hen there is a 100% voluntary donation programme. Guyana must attain
this goalin a accelerated manner.
Over the next five years, the Government of Guyana and Ministry of Health x\ill spend over (US$6.000.000) towards improving and expanding blood banking facilities countrywide with
the aim of safe and adequate blood supplies to oir people.
Expansion of our facilities hass already begun ilh the extension of the existing building in Georgclo\\ n. A spanking new blood banking building will be erected in New Amsterdam (work to
start on Monday) and a blood bank fiicility will be established at the new Hospital to be built inLinden. In addition, significant upgrading of our technology is undenray. A comprehensive
program of human me capacity building and training has already commenced and will continue over the next five years.
But even as \ve highlight these developments and the contributions of our unsung heroes. \we urge and appeal to othersto join in this noble act of giving. There are several activities around
the world on this day. June 14"'. that will recognize ourblood donors and the Ministry of Health is pleasedto be part of the global community efforts in honoring ourcherished donors.
Such celebrations are also expected to give a fillip to the efforts to recruit more voluntary donors. Screening for infections that are transmitted through transfusion is essential. Payment for
blood donation can affect the reliability of the donor selection process. Many still depend on donations from families or friends of patients. Almost allblood banks report that such donations
are the main source of thcirblood supplies.

Recruiting voluntary donors still continues to be a major problem as there are no dedicated persons to promote voluntary donation and recruit donors.

While blood banks indicate that information on blood donation and transfusion is available. tlc\ are not equipped to disseminate it. On World Blood Donor Day \ve must commit to have
regularcampaigns to educate and recruit voluntary donors. It is not enough to focus on lhese issues just for one day: it needs sustained efforts. It is an opportunity for the community to reflect
on the need forv oluntary donations.
I ask ever Gu\ anese to join \\ith us in thanking all blood donors. I also encourage all ofus to consider joining the ranks ofblood donors \\ho are saving millions oflives wxorldwvide.

Dr. Leslie Ramsammmnu

vMessae yj MecicauOirector, Natonao [ooJ7ransf[usion Service, Or, Crement Mvc wan

As the rest of tlle world celebrates and pay s tribute to Blood Donors throughout our international communities today. I take this opportunity to sincerely thank every Guyanese who has
literally given of themselves through the noble and unselfish act of blood letting. In so doing they have contributed to the saving of lives: relatives, friends and in many cases. strangers who
would have benefited from the ultimate altruistic act of non-remunerated voluntary donations. \Vorld Blood Donor day provides a unique opportunity to give thanks to those very special
people \who donate their blood solely in the interest of sending the unfortunate hospitalized patients. who \\ without it can suffer the ultimate faith. Evidence from around the world
demonstrates that voluntary. unpaid donors are the foundation of a safe blood supply. because they are least likely to transmit potentially life-threatening infections such as HIV through their

U nfortunatell even though our scientific community is lesling sc\ecml alternatives even as you read this. \\ e have not found a viable substitute for human blood which is life saving in major
surgical operations. se\ ete trauma cases and medical conditions that require frequent transfusions to sustain life. Hence lthe magnanimous contribution of these non-remunerated \voluntarn
donors cannot be oe r-emphasized.

But \een as \\ e cclebrae these unsung heroes. \\e urge and appeal to others to join us in this noble act of giving. Main lives are indeed prcselned and saved as a result of thc-contributions ofa
fe\\ less than 0.7 percent four population. lHow\ever there ar also unfortunate circumstances \\ here a delay ed transfusion or worst the absence of specific blood and blood products can
contribute to m1orbidit and mortality. Just lia\ing t\\ o ou ofe\ el one hundred persons (2 percent) donating \\ill result in adequate blood supplies. \oluntarx donations are encouraged as an
almost sure \\;1 ofaccessisng blood for loved ones \when in need. Sax ing \ our donations for ollt \\ w en some uInfortunlate tragic circumstance is developing can result in inordinate delays that
can pro\e tragic. since there are imaniu important tests that imulst be done on each unit ofblood before it can be transfused to our lo\ ed ones.

)Message 3 amm ldCross iSociety

World Blood Donor llo[) is globally celebrated anu;1llI to gi\e ecogniion to \ol inlta blood donors. \Vorld Blood Donor D-)\..lne 141h is also the birth anniversary. of Dr. Karl Landsleiner
\\l ho disco\ ered ABC( blood group. Dr. Karl .Landsleinler\\ as \\ arded tlie Nobel Pri/e Ior his important disco\ er .

This i car's campaign is great\ appropriate as \\ c celebrate \\ ith persons froln all \\ talks of lilte. fIrol carpenters to cleaners. from health practitioners to painters. \vho give blood \ voluntarily.
The focus is on \ oluntar\ blood donors. depict ng them it their normal day -to-da\ occupational settings cone in g that they also can save lix es.

Thie Gun\ ana Red Cross \\ itll its current role In lihe National Blood proganimme \\ ill be scaling lup its efforts to increase the number of \Volunlta. Non-remunuerated Blood Donors. This will
include building a pool of read\ blood donors in times of emergency orldisaster.

We are pleased to collaborate \\ ilh tic Ministrx of Health aiid the National Blood Transfusion Setivice. to meet the goal of ha ing 1001" o Volunlar' Blood Donors by 2010. and to w\\ork with the
Private Sector. NGO's and Youth Groups.

The Guyiana Red Cross encourages i outlis to become inol\ ed in llthe exciting ie\\ programmune "Club 25" Club 25 encouragesI young people to live healthy lifestx les and to donate 25 units of
blood b\ theage25.
The Gui anri Red Cross \\ islhs to congratulate and offer sincerest thanks to all Donors. and those \\ ho \ olunteer to make Blood drives ;a success. Your gift of blood is truly a gift from
the heart. .... .. ..
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Message j ynternationalTFederalion of e/dCross Cross an P.edCrescenf Societies

Ever\ second of every dav. people around the world fall ages and from all w alks of life -need blood inuisflusion to survive. The need for blood is universal. but access to blood for all those
who eed it is not. The shortage of blood is particularly acute in developing countries. \ here the majority of the w world's population lives. Safe blood is a country 's greatest natural resource. To
ensure that its citizens have access to safe blood. cevei country needs \oluntlar unpaid blood donors who give blood regularly.
In May 2005. Ihe MNinislers of H lealtll of the\\orld made a unanimous declaration ofconmlnitment and support for voluntarv blood donation during the Fifty-Eighth World Health Assembly. In
Resolution WHA58. 1. l3the designated World Blood Donor Day as an annual event to be held each vcaron 14 June. This cear. World Blood Donor Day will once againbe celebrated around
the world. coordinated by the World Health Organization. the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent" Societies, the International Society of Blood Transfusion and the
International Federation of Blood DonorOrganizations.

The focus of World Blood Donor Day 2006 is commitment from all. As one element of world\\ide efforts to ensure universal access to safe blood. the day itself aims to raise awareness of the
need for safe blood, to thank and honiour those who donate blood and to encourage current and potential donors to commit to regular voluntary blood donation. The day is also a call to action
to governments. national health authorities and national blood transfusion sen ices to expand. and ensure the quality of their blood donor and blood collection programmes. \\ith the
collaboration and support of national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. \oluntary blood donororganizations and other partners.

Each cear. World Blood Donor Dav is marked by an international c\ cnt that provides a focus fora global media campaign to raise axwarencss ofthe need for safe blood and the importance of
regular voluntary unpaid blood donation. It also provides an opportunity for national and international organizations to launch long-term programmes and public awareness campaigns. On
June 14.2006. the global launch will be hosted by the Thai Red Cross Society National Blood Centerand will be accompanied by regional and national events.

Your involvement and support w ill help to ensure the success of World Blood Donor Day 2006 and bring the \\ world one step closer to universal access to safe blood.

7Messa e y VPan American %Healt Oranizafion/for l7 ealm Oryainizafion

World Blood Donor Day is the day that the whole w\orldjoins in celebration to honour and thank those persons w\ho donate their blood regularly on a voluntary. unpaid basis and in doing so
save other lives. This vear he focus of World Blood Donor Day is "Commitment- Commnitment from all to ensure universal access to safe blood'.
Blood transfusion services are an integral part of the health care system. Much of today's medical care depends on a reliable supply. of safe blood A lack of access to safe blood has a
particularly severe impact on women with complications at pregnancy, on trauma victims and on children with severe life-threatening anemia.
The testing of donated blood for infections that can be transmitted b blood is essential as well as an appropriate sy stein to process. store and manage donated blood. In this regard \e would
like to congratulate the Ministry of Health in Guyana and lhe National Blood Transfusion Service. We recognize the tremendous progress that has been made to strengthen the entire Blood
Transfusion system. which guarantees a safe. quality product, as all blood received is tested for transfusion transmittable diseases.
While testing is important. the foundation of a safe blood supply is collection from voluntary blood donors. World over it has been proven that blood from voluntary unpaid donomi is
significantly safer than blood given for payment or "replacement" blood from patients' friends and family members. This is because those \\ho decide to donate voluntarily are usually
people who have a sense of responsibility towards their community and keep themselves hcalthy. Family members w ho are called upon to replace blood im\ Ifed underpressure to donate
blood and may therefore hide aspects of their health and lifestyle. which could mean that their blood is more likely to contain infection. Paid donors aoreoampe llBitba mcedauld itmo likely
to hide risk factors for transmiittable illnesses. There is evidence that paid blood donations are nearly 40 times more likely\ to screen positive for bpaEilist (C:n1.A ir tint saieac tilkd. It~
screen positive for HIV
Safe blood donors are therefore the cornerstone of a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood prModucts and voluntary blood donation is ithea~intam: ialnw t4iintielMeadi df -
strategy. We at PAHO and the World Health Organization are committed to support Gui ana to mo\ c waiids the goal of 1(X)% \olunltar- lMo lldLmuitimnatmt om.implii\iKtltettaoiiadlesB
commitment from the various bilateral and international partners in supporting Gu ana in this process anzuPAHO will certainly continue to talltlttil~xxlillliiprtlmitn.
Voluntary Donors of Guyana,
You are responsible for improving and saving the lives of many patients. You have saved mothers from dying of childbirth complications and'ldhiitu n inhsO)mmIi) l rI;mNllhdiiailliff
entire families. You saved victims of accidents and you improve tihe lies of those children w itlh blood di9ordiens who dependon regular transfusions. 'i tnullxto~lsttiiwimtain.\ mvlwmirl.
without any opportunity to be thanked personally by the people you ha\ e sa\ ed.
Therefore. we are all here togetherto honour you and to say thank on for\ our life-saving contribution. We 'hopeittallk ouseve as role models f6r allmlg,,tnptt!tit\r vllturlitiridihy
people to give blood, the Gift of Life. We call upon those of on iiho. for health reasons. are unable to donate bl .aLo ocominit yourself to \olmtcnllertism j .au it \mu ,init~ailithy
friends. family members and fellow workers to become a regulardonoror to help on blood donation day s.
World Blood Donor Day is supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societi _s. t Ih ntei-naional FedcrntianitcBluaftltm enDullr mii' utt anittlllle
International Society of Blood Transfusion and was established at the 58" World Health Assembl. in Mia\ 2005 b WHO's 1'92 Member Statcs.ttoungalllunmltTu,:miiiliy,\\am tttlti hmiilk
blood donors, promote voluntary. unpaid blood donations and ensure safe suppliesof blood for all..

As we are called on to this year. let us commit:

PAHO/WHO remains committed to supporting the Ministri of Health and the National Blood Transfusion Service. we remain committed to odrki iin acolli bmr iio th all partners for
saferblood. and recogniic and congratulate yourcommilment as a voluntary donors and call on all others to pursue "Commitment- Conmitment o ensure mnim ersal access to safeblood".

)Mesf he4y tfe Americmn Aisoci nation ofi(oodan

An I-ycear-old child rnls out into the st reel to retrieve a ball. Excited about the game being played. lie forgets to look for oncoming traffic. Suddenly. as he darts bet\\ ecn t\ o parked cars. it is
i'6 fate and too little a distance for the iruck to stop. At (tIe hospital. his mother and falliher prays as the little boy is given the blood that w,\ill sai c hIs life. Blood donated from someone \\ ho
-.ta i. about his fellow \ man. someone \\ ose onlx personal benefit is knowing lie helped someone in need. someone \ ho is called a 'Vobluiteer Donor"

-Blood is a precious life saving commodity. Only lunman blood can be successfully transfused into olher hu11mans. \Whcn Ihe bod\ lacks a sulTicieil ;im1ou nt1 olfblood. lis:u;e .1"-;; I C procciseC
. cannot be maintained. Therefore. ha\inmg a safe supply of this scare resource \\hen needed becomes a majorand' vital tparl ofmi\ inalonal health care s stem s ;i csncmlt i;al p. olfl ti Ci\ :ita
S-cealtl Care Program. (lie National Blood Transfusion Service Ihas (lie main objective of providing a sufficient and safe blood supply to meel cthe ranslfsion uneed ofl li pcop~le ',r"'." :' '

"One of the greatest challenges facing Ihe Guyana National Blood Transfusion Sen ice is the recruitment of voluntary. non-paidi bood doors Tlie \ o!italn. non-pa; d blood (!, ," :-tai
donates omn a regularbasis is recognized as the safest donor in comparison to those \ Iho give their blood for family or monc\. (People \k ho doname blood unmdcrn recssuirc re ie ,-'. catl
problems that make tlhemunsuitable donors.) To meet this challenge. the Guyana National Blood Transfusion Service is r \ orkme, to iimpiro c is donor recruiltment pIrac)litm. .i; i il'.:a;ilt
intention ofrecruiting. educating. and retaining an increased numiberof-volhntcerIdoniors.

Each year. June 14"' is celebrated as "World Blood Donor Da\ in honour of oluntlar blood donors. To highlight tie importance of this da\. \-his \ ,B w ld lihe o nike to :r. ;..- I' Ins
opportunity to acknowledge tle efforts of the Guyana Ministr of Healllh and National Blood Transfusion Sen ice in impro\ ing tlie national 1,'ood supply\ but A.l!: ,i-\ -':- .. to
all tIle olunlecr donors whlo ultimatlcly make the difference in sa\xing lives. Please join in lte celebration. make a life sa\ ml. difference. do.natle a; litil ,tf bi"&x -.i.o : t- i a.1 ;:bouit
helping others by becoming a "Volunlcer Donor" today.
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GuySuCo, Engineering Services
Department, LBI, ECD invites sealed bids
to construct:
* 60ft Cofferdams at No. 2 Sluice at (hesney, Albion
* 1400m Light Duty Revetment at Spring Garden, Skeldon
Interested contractors should purchase bids from the
Engineering Services Department by latest Friday, July
7, 2006.
Compulsory Site visit at bidder's own expense is arranged
for June 26, 2006 at 9:30am and 1:30pm respectively.
Bids closing date is 2:00pm on Wednesday July 12, 2006.
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all of the tenders without assigning
any reasonss.
Group Agriculture Engineer
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It is my understanding that in some Collective Labour Agreements (CLAS)
between Unions and Management, it is stated that Management is not I
liable to, nor accountable for workers who, during the course of work die, or I
are injured as a result of snake bites, lightening or other forces of nature. o
How does NIS treat such cases?
Any injury or death occurring OUT OF OR DURING THE COURSE OF O
EMPLOYMENT whether due to natural or other circumstance will be
classified as Industrial Injury.
If you are faced with such a situation, it is advisable that you make contact |
with this Unit or your nearest NIS Office for guidance. o
My husband was a self-employed carpenter before he died at age 56. years.
About 25 years ago, he worked with a Government Ministry for more than
one(1) year and made contributions to NIS. Can I get any benefit?
Yes, you can. Please visit your nearest NIS Office and collect the
necessary forms for Funeral and Survivors benefit. Funeral Benefit is paid
on a minimum of 50 contributions, and you will be able to get this. I am not
so sure re: the Survivors Benefit, as this requires more contributions. "
Nevertheless, you should apply for both benefits and allow NIS to make its '
Pensioners, do have your Life Certificates signed & stamped by the proper
SI authorities so as not to affect our processing of your Pension?
Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
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National Insurance Scheme
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Parcels 315 & 321 Block X, Zone E.C. parts of Plantation Mocha,

Property situated at lot 27 Endeavour, Leguan, Essequibo, with the
building thereon.

Atract of land annexed to Grant No. 2001 situate at Morasi, on the
right bank of the Essequibo River, Essequibo containing an area of
35.39 acres of land, with the buildings and erections thereon.

Property situated at lots numbered 134 and 231, Section A, in Lot
No. 60, Upper Corentyne, Berbice.

Property situated at lot 292 a portion of Plantation Dartmouth,
Essequibo with the building thereon.

Firstly: The tract of Crown land situate, lying and being on the
left bank of Mahaicony Creek, East Coast Demarara

Second ly: The tract of Crown land being lot numbered 7 and 8
situate, lying and being on the left bank of Mahaicony
Creek, East Coast Demarara



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GNCB is requesting the under-mentioned persons to kindly make
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions at the
St. Ignatius Secondary School. Region 9.

I. Head teacher- Grade C Secondary School

a. Head of Grade D Secondary School and Community High School
b. Deputy Head of Grade A and Grade B Secondary Schools and
Community High Schools.
2. Head of Subject Department Secondary Schools:

a. Head of Department English
b. Head of Department Mathematics
c. Head of Department Social Studies
d. Head of Department Industrial Technology
c. Head of Department- Agriculture.

(a) Trained Universit\ Graduates wilh at least three (3) \ ears of experience (after
attaining trained status) which mus have been in the specific subject area
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attaining University Graduate Status) which must have been in the specific
subject area in a Secondary School or Communuity High School (or any
combination ofsuch experience in such schools).

Application with curriculum vitae (3 copies) and full name and address of three (3)
referees (one of whom must be your prcsetil or last employer where applicable) must
reach the Chainnan of the St. Ignatius Secondary School Board of Governors. Lethem.
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Call for Proposals for Community based Micro-
projects to be funded by the European
Commission under the Guyana Micro-Projects
Publication reference 2006/001 Lots 1 to 7
Ministry of Finance of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, represented by the Chairman
of the Board of the Guyana Micro-Projects Programme is seeking proposals for community
based micro-projects in sectors as outlined below. The full Guidelines for Applicants are
available for consultation at:-
Guyana Micro-projects Office
109 E Barrack Street
Phone 226-3305 or 226-3423.
Fax 225-0183, or
en iii.
and on the following internet s tes: and
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There are 5 remaining deadlines in the year 2006 for the receipt of concept notes: June 30
at 16:00 h, July 31 at 16:00 h, August 31 at 16:00 h. September 29 at 16:00 hand October
31 at 16:00 h local time.
Information sessions on this call for proposals will be held on the first Thursday of the month
at 15 h in the Micro-projects office at the address given above. Information sessions will be
organised in the communities at dates to be announced separately.
The purpose of the Micro-projects Programme is to improve the socio-economic conditions
of vulnerable groups through development of sustainable and participatory self-help
schemes. Consequently, eligible micro-projects should focus at the community level
focusing on:
1) employment! income generation
2) training education
3) communication and good governance
4) other socio-economic sectors
A ceiling of euro 30,000 (Guyana dollars 7.170,000) will apply for all micro-projects in
Georgetown and the Coastal Areas. However, in the hinterland, projects may be approved
up to an amount of euro 50,000 (Guyana dollars 11,950,000). A 25% minimum contribution
.4 l'i^;riVi1J. r jil n 'i s f a J . be.approved.
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The core task of the National Insurance Scheme is to assist both employees and self-
employed persons in protecting themselves against a given set of contingencies.

Self-employed persons are workers who are gainfully occupied and include inter-alia,
farmers, fishermen, barbers, chauffeurs, hucksters cobblers operators of animal
drawn vehicles, masons, carpenters, chain saw operators, plumbers, operators of
sno-cone carts, hairdressers, speed-boat operators, doctors, lawyers, members of
parliament etc.

The workers pay contributions to the Scheme and in return are paid benefits by the
Scheme when one of the given contingencies arises.

The employers are responsible for ensuring that their employees are registered and
That contributions are paid by and on behalf of them. The self-employed are
responsible for their own registration and for the payment of their contributions to the

There are some employers and many self-employed persons who fail to comply with
their registration and contribution obligations. Those failures interfere with the record
keeping process and cause the payment of the benefits to be delayed much to the
inconvenience of the claimants when applications are made.

It is important to note that a National Insurance Scheme can only function efficiently if
all the participants do what they are required to do. All employers and self-employed
persons are required by law to pay contributions to the Scheme at the right rates and
within the specified time limit with the correct particulars.

It is not uncommon in National Insurance Schemes, for some employees to collude
with their employers to evade paymentof contributions. Rt is also not uncommon for the
self-employed persons to evade the obligations of registration and payment of
contributions especially in societies where permission to work is not properly


-There are various types of evasion the most common of which are;

Employers falsely classifying their workers as self-employed
Employers under reporting the salaries of workers that are subject t o
contributions and exaggerating the allowances that do not
attract contributions.
Employers delaying the remittance of contributions at the statutory
specified time.
Employers failing to remit contributions which they have deducted f r o m
their employees' salaries.


The main reasons for evasion are;

Employers seek to reduce their labour costs,
Current consumption needs take precedent over future retirement
Employers using monies deducted to do other businesses which yield
a higher return in the short run than the interest they have to pay on the
contributions paid to the Scheme after the due date.
Employers who are cash strapped use the .monies deducted to
satisfy other outstanding and more pressing obligations.


T he main effects of evasion are;

The reduction of income to the Scheme
The creation of inequities between employers that meet their contribution
obligations and those that do not, and similarly between employees w h o
contribute and those who do not.
The crediting of contributions by the Scheme to employees when t h e i r
right to the payment of benefits arises.
The under payment of benefits to claimants due to the under
recording of their insurable earnings.


Evasion is significant among
Self-employed workers;
young and low paid workers,
domestic, casual and part-time workers,

small employers, employers in the informal sector;
employers who experience financial difficulties.


One of the criticisms leveled at the scheme is the difficulty in having claims paid promptly
and correctly.

The former, on most occasions, results from deficient posting of contributions and
efforts to update, while the latter is a combination of the just stated deficiency and
recipients not knowing how the benefit is computed.

Complaints are made where the recipients of pensions inform that they were always in
receipt of higher wages than another person but yet, the person is now in receipt of a
higher pension than them. That situation would arise because of the formula which is
used to calculate the pension.

To qualify for old age pension one must attain sixty (60) years of age and has made not
less than 750 paid and credited contributions.

The weekly rate of old age pension is forty percent of the average insurable earnings of
the best three years in the last five years, the insured person paid contributions.

This rate is supplemented by one percent for each block of fifty contributions in excess
of the 750 contributions.

However, in no case should the weekly rate of pension exceed sixty percent of the
average insurable earnings or be less than forty per cent of the existing minimum wage
in the public sector.
Adjustments to old age pensions are made from time to time by the National Insurance
Board and not necessarily influenced by the yearly incremental increases in the wages
of pensions in the Public Sector.

It is necessary at this stage to define "insurable income" which means weekly or
monthly income on which contributions are paid by the insured person, and is subject
to an upper limit which is determined by the National Insurance Board, on the basis of
four times the weekly or monthly minimum wage prevailing in the public service.

It means, therefore, that benefits are decided by the amount one pays as contributions
on his/her insurable income and not on his/her gross earnings.
A person who earns $400,000. and another who earns $100,000. per month, pay the
same amount as contributions on the present insurable income ceiling of $22,918. per
week or $99,312. per month.

There are two main components that determine the rate of pension;
(a)The number of contributions paid at age sixty (60) years.- this determines the
Percentage of the insurable income to be paid.
(b)The value of contributions paid in the best three (3) years of the last five (5) years
before attaining age sixty (60) years, this determines the amount of the average
insurable income

A hypothetical case is presented to highlight how a person who is described as Mr. A:,
though in receipt of a superior income to Mr. B. throughout his working life, receives a
smaller pension.

Date Of Birth 01/12/1942 01/12/1945
Joined Insurance 29/09/1969 29/09/1969
Designation General Manager Senior Clerk
Date Last Worked 01/12/2002 01/12/2005
Contributions made 1,660 1,800
For 750 contributions 40% 40%
For remainder 910/50=18% 1,050/50=21%
Total percentage (40+18)=58% (40+21)=61%(max=60)
Last 5 years monthly earnings and insurable earnings ceilings
Year Eamings Ins. Eamings Year Earnings Ins. EaringE
2002 $350,000 $80,180 2005 $120,000 $92,817
2001 $325,000 $80,180 2004 $110,000 $88,397
2000 $300,000 $76,000 2003 $100,000 $84,189
1999 $275,000 $60,000 2002 90,000 $80,180
1998 $250,000 $46,000 2001 85,000 $80,180

Best 3 years 2000,2001,2002 2003,2004,2005
Average earnings $78,786 $88,467
Amount of pension 58%*$78,786=$45,696 60%*$88,467=$53,080

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Sunday Chronicle June 18, 2006

Biodiversity Research Permits
Over 175 applications for Biodiversity Research Permits
have been received and processed since 1998. More than
80 % of the applicants have been issued with Permits.
Applications were received from Individual researchers,
universities, research Institutions, film companies and
other organizations, from countries around the world. The
vast majority of biodiversity research applications have
been for taxonomic and ecological studies of Guyana's
fauna and flora.

A total of 864 environmental complaints were received
over the decade, more so in the latter years. For example,
in 2005, the Agency received 250 environmental
complaints compared with 50 received in 1999. The
Agency was also able to achieve a high rate of
investigation and resolution of these complaints (80%).

The Agency responded to major emergencies over the
period, namely the incident of flooding at Cane Grove, the
molasses spill at Caribbean Molasses Company Inc., the
Pomeroon River Oil Spill, and the January 2005 Flood.

Over the years, the Agency has conducted training for
stakeholders in several areas in order to build their
capacity to contribute to environmental management at
their respective levels. Some of the areas of training

Environmental ImpactAssessment
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a requirement
under the Environmental Protection Act. The need to build
capacity of stakeholders in this area was apparent and
between 1998 -1999, seven workshops for various target
groups were conducted. The Agency, recognizing the
critical importance of the EIA process has reviewed it, and
to complement and enhance this process, will conduct two
workshops later this month with funding under the
Environmental Management Programme (Phase II).

Environmental Management
Recognizing that Local Government is a major
stakeholder in environmental management at the
Regional level, the Agency with funding from the UNDP,
conducted ten Regional workshops during the period
1999-2000 to raise awareness on the need to integrate
environmental considerations into development decisions
made at the RDC and NDC level.

The Agency continues to support training for Sector
Agencies and Partners recognizing their valued
collaborative role in environmental protection. A number of
training programmes were planned and conducted in
several focal areas in environmental management,
through funding from the IDB Phase 2 Programme. For
example, a nation-wide campaign in 2005 was carried out
to raise awareness of the Environmental Protection
Regulations which were passed in 2000.

The need to raise awareness of the value of biodiversity
and its existing and potential threats was deemed a
priority. As a result a range of decision-makers were
targeted in ten Regional workshops funded by the UNDP
during the period 1999-2000.

Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Guyana's Coastal Zone is highly populated and is the seat
of agriculture, economics and commerce and is vulnerable
to erosion, flooding and other risks. To promote
stakeholder involvement in an integrated approach to
Coastal Zone Management, ten Regional workshops were
conducted during the period 1999-2000. This series of
workshops was complemented In 2000 by a two-week
workshop on issues influencing the sound management of
the coastal zone, and techniques to identify and solve
problems associated with CZM.

As the Agency became recognized at various levels, the
demands to monitor and regulate development projects
grew In a number of sectors. Consequently, the Agency
developed several tools to allow it to better manage its
responsibilities in environmental management and
conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
Some of these include:

Environmental Guidelines and Procedures
In an effort to improve efficiency and to involve developers
and decision-makers in the process of good environmental
practices, a number of Guidelines were formulated for a

range of developments for the various sectors and for
specific activities.

Procedures forEmergency Response Developed
Procedures were developed to improve the efficiency of
dealing with complaints and responding to emergencies.
To further improve the latter, an Environmental Emergency
Response and Action Plan is being developed with funding
from the IDB. It is hoped that this will be the environmental
component of the National Disaster Preparedness Plan.

System for Processing Blodiversity Research
System for processing Blodiverslty Research Application
was developed to improve the management of the
biodiversity research process. This included the
development of an application form and the
standardization of Research and Specimen Export
Permits for approved research.

The Agency has advanced in the area of Information
management and networking. It now has the capability to
routinely store and access digital information. This
capability was made possible with funding by a number of
International Funding Agencies including IDB, UNDP, the
Darwin Initiative and the EU. Specifically, significant
progress has been made in the following areas:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic Information Systems is a powerful tool that
allows for the analysis of geographic data, for example,
how many industries, houses, health clinics exist in a
certain location. GIS analyses result in the information
being presented in the form of maps. The Agency has
procured equipment and data to support the development
its GIS capability and participates on the Guyana
Integrated Natural Resources Information System
(GINRIS) which is a coordinating mechanism for the
sharing of GIS Information.

Recognizing the need for data to inform its decision-
making, the Agency has developed a number of
databases. These include:

x A biodiversity database to monitor the use of
biodiversity. Data from biodiversity research is used to
update this database.

Water quality databases using information derived
from Environmental Impact Assessment reports and
baseline data on industries and their waste disposal
from a survey conducted in 1999.

Authorizations and Complaints databases to indicate
trends and to provide information to the public as
required by the Environmental Protection Act (EP

In addition to its databases, the Agency also conducted
surveys to collect data in several other areas. Some of
these include:

Climate Change
-An inventory of Coastal Resources was developed and an
assessment of the Vulnerability and Risk to Climate
Change conducted. These data-surveys were carried out
with support from the Caribbean Planning forAdaptation to
Climate Change Project (CPACC) and Mainstreaming
Adaptation to Climate Change (MACC) Project.

National PublilcAwareness Survey
A two-phase National Public Awareness Survey was
conducted in the period 1998-1999. The surveys found
that there was significant concern for the environment,
that solid waste was perceived to be the most significant
environmental problem and that there was need to raise
awareness about the environment, in particular, solid
waste management.

Survey of Industrial Scales
A survey of the scales of industrial operations was
conducted to provide data to inform the development of
environmental standards and screening of projects.

Data Dissemination
This year, the Agency is preparing the first State of the
Environment Report, and a Public Disclosure Process on
pollution information with funding from the IDB.

Landfill Site Criteria
Landfill siting criteria were developed and circulated by the
Agency to the Ministry of Local Government. Using these
criteria, 45 sites identified by NDCs for solid waste

disposal were assessed under the UNDP-funded
Environmental Education, PublicAwareness and Capacity
Building Programme. Of these sites, fifteen were deemed
suitable. Other proposed landfill sites are guided by these

Several Regulations and Standards were developed to
assist in the management of the environment.

Environmental Management
In 2000 the Environmental Protection Regulations were
passed for:
SAir Quality;
> Noise Management;
-o Water Quality;
- Hazardous Wastes Management; and
-0 Authorizations

Registration and Verification of industries
The Agency has used many strategies to bring businesses
on board for registration for the purpose of pollution
management. Since May 2001, public notices, press
releases and individual correspondence have served to
encourage over 600 facilities to be registered. The
registration process is part of the phased approach being
taken in the implementation of the Environmental
Protection Regulations (2000).

With funding from the IDB Phase II, the Agency also
drafted the:
,O Environmental Health Bill which was presented to the
Ministry of Health; and
> Solid Waste Management Bill which was presented to
the Ministry of Local Government and Regional
> Sulphur in Gasoline Regulations.

Partnership with sector agencies has resulted in the
formulation of standards. The Agency collaborated with
the GNBS in the development of standards for industrial
effluent discharge, noise and air quality.

To better manage and conserve biodiversity, the following
Regulations were developed:
0c Bio-safety Regulations to address safe handling and
transport of genetically modified organisms;
-O Protected Areas Regulations to set the I-gaT-
framework for the establishment of Protected Areas;
" Regulations for the access to genetic resources and
the sharing of benefits. These regulations will
strengthen the Agency's enforcement capability for
natural resource use in Guyana; and
- Wildlife Management and Conservation Regulations
to ensure the sustainable use of wildlife by all
stakeholders and clearly set out the licensing process
for users of wildlife and stipulate the fines for various


Environmental Education Curriculum Supplements
To support the infusion of environmental education in the
school curriculum, curricular materials were developed for
Primary Level Three in Social Studies, Mathematics,
Science and English Language. This intervention is
currently being assessed with funding from the IDB.

Documentation Center
A number of environmental journals, magazines and
books as well as Agency-generated materials are stored in
the Document Centre located at the Agency. The materials
are available for public access.

Environmental Clubs
The promotion of Environmental Cubs in Schools and
Youth Organizations began in an effort to stimulate interest
in the environment and issues affecting it and to develop
simple activities to assist in solving them. To date, close to
100 environmental clubs are scattered across Guyana.
Funding for small projects is available to these clubs
through the Green Fund administered by the EPA and
funded bythe UNDP.

Article continued on page IX

A 0- tadeofgA~hlevmits

Page VIII Sunday Chronicle June 18, 2006

By George Barclay

FORTY-three years ago, a greedy fisherman
named Deokinanan murdered three sailors of
the vessel 'Miss Carol' on the high seas,
Corentyne River, and enriched himself by $12,
000 and 1500 guilders.

Tbcreafter, he disembow-
eled them and anchored their
bodies in the vicinity of Powis
Island. The killer then removed
the seacock from the launch,
causing it to take in water and
From there he swam to
Powis Island in the Corentyne
River, where he hid the coveted
money under the roots of a
marked tree.
On his return journey to
Springlands, Corentyne,
Deokinanan fabricated a story
to Amerindian villagers, to the
effect that the launch 'Miss
Carol' had sunk after being in-
volved in a collision at sea with
another craft. He said he was
unaware of what happened to
the crew members- Motie
Singh, known as 'Baboon',
Heera and Dindial.
Big Corentyne Sawmiller
Raghubar had employed Motie
Singh, paid him $2, 000, and had
given him $10, 000 and 1500
guilders to purchase lumber in
the Corentyne River on his be-
half. Deokinanan and the two
others were employed to ac-

company Motic on the buying
expedition up river with the
launch 'Miss Carol'. During the
trip. Deokinanan conceived the
murder/robbery plan and com-
mitted the crime while the men
were asleep.
After the badly mutilated
bodices of the three men were
found floating in the Corentyne
River, Deokinanan was held by
the Bcrbice Police for question-
It might have been the per-
fect crime, had it not been for
the fact that while in Police cus-
tody, Deokinanan, wanting to
secure the hidden booty, sought
the help of his trusted friend,
Balchand, whom he told where
the money was hidden and sent
him on a mission to collect
Balchand was no longer the
trusted friend of a rogue, and
while undertaking the job to use
his motorboat to go in search of
the booty, he informed the po-
lice of the transaction.
The search was carried out
under Police surveillance. The
money was found by Balchand

Deokinanan murdered

three in high seas robbery

Confession to friend led to

conviction, execution

who was later given a list by
Deokinanan setting out how the
money should be distributed.
Balchand himself was to be
given a tidy sum for the task he
had undertaken, while some of
the booty was to be used to
suborn two potential witnesses.
But through arrangements
by the police. Balchand and
Deokinanan were placed in a
single cell at the Whim
Magistrate's Court. from where
Deokinanan confessed the crime
to his friend.
On the basis of the confes-
sion. Deokinanan was arrested


Assistant Director Market Research and Planning
The Forest Products Marketing Council of Guyana, Inc. is seeking to recruit
an Assistant Director Market Research and Planning. The Assistant
Director must have a minimum of 5 years professional experience in project
management and marketing and at least a B.Sc Degree in marketing,
management, forestry, economics, computer science or related field.
Experience in the forest products industry is highly desirable.

Hle/she should have:
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Please send applications with full curriculum vitac and two references
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and charged with the high seas
murder. At his first jury trial, he
was convicted and sentenced to
death, but was freed y the Court
of Appeal. That Court found
that the local Court did not have
jurisdiction to try the matter.
Deokinanan was subjected
to another trial at which the
Prosecution had overcome the
problem of jurisdiction. He was
again sentenced to death. His
appeals to the Guyana Court of
Appeal and the Judicial Com-
mittee of the Privy Council
were dismissed. He was subse-
quently executed by hanging.
At the hearing of the appeal
before Chancellor Kenneth
Stoby and Justices of Appeal,
E. V. Luckhoo and P. A.
Cummings, the appellant was
represented by Mr. Fred Wills,
S.C., while Mr. E. A. Romao,
the Director of Public Prosecu-
tions (Acting), appeared for the
On appeal, it was held by
Chancellor Stoby and Justice of
Appeal Luckhoo that (i)
Balchand was not a person in
authority because:
(a) in the prisoner's mind,

Balchand was a friend who
could carry out his instructions,
not someone who would influ-
ence the course of the prosecu-


tion, but someone who would
help illegally to destroy the evi-
(b) Justice of Appeal had.
said that nothing in the second
conversation could be inter-
preted as signifying to the pris-
oner that he would derive some
advantage in relation to the

charge against him if he an-
swered the two questions asked,
or said anything.
(ii) the evidence of the con-
fession was accordingly admis-
(iii) Chancellor Stoby had
said too that there was no ne-
cessity to aver that the crime
was committed in foreign terri-
torial waters. It was enough to
say that it was committed "on
the high seas within the jurisdic-
tion of the Admiralty";
(iv) the point on the
Corentyne River where the of-
fence took place
was geographically within
the jurisdiction of the Admi-
(v) According to Justice of
Appeal Cummings (concur-
ring) the evidence that the
launch was owned by a Brit-
ish subject was enough to
prove that the launch was a
British Ship for the purpose
Please see page IX

rcie 8 & 17 p65

A local Manufacturing Company has
a vacancy for a


* Secretarial skills including a good
command of the English Language.
* Sound Secondary Education.
* Computer Literate including Microsoft
Word, Excel and Internet.
* Previous experience in a similar position
will be an advantage.

Please send applications with CV to :
P.O.BOX 10965



Sunday Chronicle June 18, 2006

Sunay hroicl Jne 8. 006Pag I



three ...

From page VIII

of Admiralty jurisdiction;
Cummings (dissenting) said:
(i) prior to visiting the prisoner in the prison. Balchand had, in
effect, become a sort of private detective being used by the po-
lice and might have been regarded by the prisoner as a friend who
was in the strategic position of an ad hoc policeman. Balchand
was consequently a person in authority.
(ii) the confession was made by the prisoner to Balchand
pursuant to an inducement to
help which was held out by
Balchand. Such inducement
was at least in part in relation
to an advantage to be gained by
the prisoner with respect to the .
(iii) the confession was conse-
quently inadmissible, Cummings
had said.
However, by a majority deci- ,
sion, the appeal was dismissed.
By a majority decision the convic-
tion and death sentence were also .
affirmed. '' .
It was noted that the appellant I
was on November 23, 1965 con- FR LL C
victed on an indictment chargingL,
him with the murder of Motie
Singh between October 23 and 24, 1963, on the high seas within
the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England, and was sentenced
to death. On his appeal some attempt was made to argue that the
Supreme Court had no jurisdiction to try the appellant, despite the
averment in the indictment and the evidence pertaining thereto.
After referring to the Ordinance, Justice Luckhoo had said,
"On the evidence, the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England
was legally established and by virtue of the above provisions,
it was within the competence of the Supreme Court to try the
indictment as laid which fell within and complied with those

BRAZILIAN fans in Georgetown during the match against Croatia.


From page IV

South America including Guyana, played a rudimentary and intimate knowledge of a team's performance compared with others.
type of football. The ball was made of rubber, of a substance Who will win? As the commentators sometimes remark when
similar to what we in Guyana know as balata. there is a tie (in the preliminary games before the shoot outs), all
I was glad to hear on the BBC the views of people worldwide about are winners. And whoever wins the Cup, everybody is a winner.
the sport. Of course, the majority of countries don't have a team at the They have all done their countries proud. They are providing us
series. Some of their favourites are interesting. Some are rooting for the the spectators with yet another example of sportsmanship, skill
English team, even though their country was once a British colony. They and international friendship.
know about (the English forward) Beckham! This wasn't because they (NORMAN FARIA IS GUYANA'S HONORARY CONSUL
still had an "inferiority complex" but because they showed their maturity IN BARBADOS)

Teachers Training In Environmental Education
Teachers are the key to influencing the future generation
towards an ethic of environmental conservation. To
acquaint primary school teachers with the use of
Environmental Education Curricular Modules, concepts of
Environment Education and strategies for its effective
delivery, a One-Week National Workshop was held in
September 2001. Fifty-eight (58) primary school teachers
from the ten regions of Guyana participated in the
intensive training workshop; that focused on the process of
development, modification and delivery of environmental
education material for Primary Level 3.
Agency Goes On-Line
The Agency made itself accessible on-line by having its
web-page hosted on the Internet. The following
information can be accessed: the EPAct and Regulations,
application forms for environmental authorizations and
biodiversity research, project summaries, EIAs,
guidelines, maps, brochures, posters and reports.
Information can be accessed on-line at our website

The Agency has been able to implement its mandate with
support from a number of projects. Some of these include:
Environmental Management
The Agency benefited from two phases of the IDB
Environmental Management project. Phase I concluded in
2001 and Phase II is expected to conclude in 2006. Some
tangible outputs include the development of Codes of
Practice, Compliance Schedules and Sectoral
Assessments for the rice, mining, energy, tourism and
wood processing sectors. Other significant developments
under this project are the National Water Quality
Monitoring Plan and the Air Quality Index, Public
Disclosure Process, Environmental Emergency
Response and Action Plan, and the Hazardous Waste
Assessment among others. ..,

Natural Resources Management
TheAgency has benefited from a number of projects which
have strengthened its capacity to improve natural
resources management and sustainable use of
biodiversity. Through support from organizations such as
the WWF and Darwin Initiative, the Agency benefited from
equipment and training for the documentation of scientific
information on Guyana's natural resources. Funds were
also secured from UNDP to continue turtle monitoring
activities at Shell Beach.
Currently, the Agency is implementing four projects of
critical importance to natural resource management.
These are:
SNational Capacity Self-Assessment Project funded by
GEF: To conduct a national assessment for improved
implementation under the three thematic areas of
Biodiversity, Climate Change and Land Degradation;
- National Biosafety Framework Project funded by
GEF: To develop a National Biosafety Policy and
' Access to Genetic Resources and Equitable Sharing
of Benefits Project funded by UNDP: To develop a
national policy and regulations for the access to
genetic resources and the equitable sharing of its
. Caribbean Regional Environmental Programme
Amenity Areas Project funded by the EU: To establish
an Amenity Area in the Upper Corentyne (Villages 43-
74); and
SSmall Grants Component of the proposed Guyana
Protected Areas System Project (GPAS) funded by
the German Government: To assist Conservation-
based NGOs and hinterland communities to benefit
from small grant projects.

An Environmental Education, Public Awareness and
Capacity Building Programme funded by the UNDP
concluded in 2001 and.addressed issues relating to

biodiversity, coastal zone management and solid waste.
The Agency executed in 2004, Phase I of the Public
Awareness component of the GENCAPD project funded
by CIDA. This component focused on the development of
materials for public awareness of best practices in small-
scale gold mining.
Under the IDB EMP Phase II Project, the Agency in 2005,
conducted the Public Awareness of the. Environmental
Pollution Regulations 2000.

World Environment Day observances and the Guyana
Environment Week activities present opportunities for
Public-Private partnerships. Over the years, partnerships
have been secured with Texaco, Moneygram, Demtoco,
Cel*Star, Banks DIH Ltd, and Demerara Distillers Ltd.
The Environmental Quiz was held for two consecutive
years and an Environmental Exhibition was held for four
years in succession. The Agency organized and managed
an Environmental Camp in 2005 for our network of
Environmental Clubs funded by the UN Agencies. This
Camp was so well received that it was recommended by
the participants that this be an annual activity.
The Green-Walk emerged as a World Environment Day
activity in 1999. It has grown in popularity over the years
and has extended to Bartica, Berbice and Linden. This
year, under the Theme: Deserts and Desertification Dont
Desert Drylands, despite the heavy rains, over 500
environment enthusiasts joined the walk indicating the
strong public support for environmental protection.

On this, the 10 Anniversary, the Agency takes
this opportunity to express appreciation to all who
have contributed and supported Its development
over the decade. We look forward to your
continued support as we endeavour to fulfill our
mandate for Guyana's Environment.



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considered by the Institution to be equivalent.

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First Caribbean-USA

full-figured pageant

to be staged in

by Roderick J. Broome
IT'S official! It's the talk of the town! The first ever Miss
Caribbean-USA Full-Figured competitive show will take
place, before a delightfully diverse audience, at the spa-
cious Nazareth High School in Brooklyn, between 9 p.m.
and 4 a.m., on Saturday, June 24.
Kool Bajan Promotions, the very experienced and well-
known, corporate pageant organizers, will host this premiere
seven-hour production.
According to Director, Maureen Bryan, "this unique com-
petition has been designed to highlight those women in the com-
munity who, as consumers, spend greater amounts on clothing
and other personal items, but have been neglected by traditional
pageants and other beauty contests, for as long as I can remem-
The event, which is slated to come off annually around this
time, is expected to raise awareness of the beauty, talent, confi-
dence and spending power of the participants and all other la-
dies of like God-given measurements.
Contestants all of whom are quite beautiful and shapely -
will make grand appearances in beach wear, casual wear and
evening wear.
The evening's entertainment is packed with some of the best
in the music industry. Out of Jamaica, love crooner Dobby Dob-
son will be keeping in step with the contestants, as he belts
out several of his many hit tunes.
Barbados' Lew 'Zorro' Drayton, formerly of the fabulous
Draytons Two, also will be performing his many oldies and good-
ies, and surely reviving those glorious intimate memories of yes-
Technic Music Mix, one of the most popular and melliflu-
ously rhythmic master-blast&s of the Big Apple, will play to
your hearts' content to ensure that nothing in itsassorted rep-
ertoire is left to chance.
The duo Masters of Ceremonies will be veteran Guyanese
air personality Bobby Vieira, and T&T's funnyman Wassy -
also known as New York's No. I singing MC.
Sponsors of the event are Guinness Extra Stout, Nation Pub-
lishing Company, Majestic Hands, Culpepper's Restaurant, Af-
fordable Credit and El Noel Wellness Center.

Chavez challenges

'cultural dictatorship'

Opens Venezuela studios to counter
Hollywood movie giants
By Patrick Markey
CARACAS (Reuters) Lights, camera and ... revolution.
Signalling from a director's chair, Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez inaugurated a film studio complex last week on the out-
skirts of Caracas to counter the cultural "dictatorship" of Holly-
wood movie giants.
"For Venezuela, action," Chavez called out as the cameras rolled
and a harp and guitar band strummed traditional folk music on the
set of a film in production.
Allied with Cuba and flush with oil cash, Chavez has clashed
with Washington as he pushes a socialist revolution to rival U.S.
influence. Top U.S. officials call him an oil-rich autocrat threaten-
ing regional stability.
Chavez brands President George W. Bush a terrorist, attacks
U.S. free-market policies and derides American consumer culture.
He has even urged Venezuela children to ignore U.S. heroes like Su-
perman and forget Halloween celebrations.
Last year, he launched Telesur, a regional television news sta-
tion meant to compete with networks such as CNN. His critics
dismissed the channel as a vehicle for Venezuela to promote
Chavez's left-wing agenda overseas.
The Film Villa Foundation was opened with an investment of
$9 million for two studios that organizers hope will promote the
production of independent local and South American movies.
Chavez, a former soldier who says he is inspired by South
American independence hero Simon Bolivar, applauded local film-
makers and urged them to work to counter the influence of U.S.
"They inoculate us with messages that have nothing to do with
our traditions," Chavez said. "Hollywood sends a message to the
world that tries to sustain the so-called American way of life and
imperialism ... it's like a dictatorship."
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Sunday Chronicle June 18, 2006


The New 1Wo rldy journal

October 1964 January 1967

by Petamber Persaud

periodicals of
are even more
fascinating now that
they have been
relegated to the
archival realm, taking
down varied corridors
of our past
elucidating, vindicating,
incriminating, educating
and entertaining.
The NEW WORLD journal
comprising 48 fortnightly and
two monthly issues was one
such periodical that pushed the
frontier of magazine production
further than its contemporaries,
trying to get to the crux of the

matter examining the param-
eters of a new world, a new
Guyanese world after indepen-
dence in May 1966. A very slim
publication, the NEW WORLD
was seemingly a complete pack-
age, offering news analyses, fea-
tures. literature. arts and culture
Turning back those pages
now, readers will be treated to
topical issues of the critical
1960s including essays on sugar.
the rice bill, a coalition govern-
ient, sexual equality, trade
unionism, the Moyne Report.
Readers could relive debates like
the one on art between Philip
Moore and Donald Locke.
Their ae arfe ealtres oni drama by'
Francis Farrier, and Ken
Corshie. on thie cinema by N. I).
Williams. 'language and litera-
ture' by Jan Care\. culture by
Martin Carter, the dilemma of
the artist in British Gurana, ja/z
and thoughts on a National Or-

chestra. Space was made for
short fiction, extract from a
novel by Wilson Harris, and
poems by Slade Hopkinson,
Cyril Dabydeen, Carter,
Annette Warren. Edwina
Melville, lan McDonald.
Arnold tlwaru, along others.
There are papers on po-
etry by Walcott, and
McDonald; reports on the
Third Conference of Carib-
bean Scholars and Caribbean
Writers and Artists Confer-
ence: biographical sketches/
stories on E. R. Burrowes,
Manna D)ey, Sparrows, Joe
Solonmon, and Moses
Bhagwan. In the world of
sport, readers will get some-
thing on Lennox Heckles,
boxing by Ivelaw Stevenson,
sport with Reds Perreira. And
space was made to showcase
the art work of Leila Locke,
Judith Drayton and Emerson
Samuels. All of that was

seamlessly packaged in slim
volumes, numbering less
than two scores and ten pages
But that was only part of
the nmgazine the glorious end
products. There was. unfortu-
nately, a downside to the story
that is instructive to local writ-
ers, editors and publishers.
Martin Carter, in a letter intro-
ducing the journal, stated, 'the
editor and the contributors. I
know. are well aware of the high
death rate of magazine. But at
least they can console themn-
selves with the thought that in
order for something to die, it
first had to be alive'. Soice 28
ilonlhs and 50 issues later, the
editors of NEW WORLI)
stated, 'this is the last
issue..\.we apologise to our read-
ers lfr late publication, our first
failure in this respect. It is due
largely to the same difficulties
which led to our decision to

close'. Some of those difficulties
included high cost for printing,
soliciting and servicing subscrib-
ers, distributions to local and
overseas bookshops, poor sales
and limited market, and in re-
spect to this particular journal,
to maintain the standard set, full
time management was required.
Above all, note must be made
of the following statement by
the journal's editor, David
DeCaires. admitting that 'the
economics of producing a small
magazine are basically unsound:
therefore, the magazine was
novel on a sound financial foot-
Lesson Iclarnt. David
DeCaircs (and his associates)
avoided that shollcoming in es-
tablishing a successful daily
newspaper. Stabrock News.
progressing gradually k froIn a
The NEW\ WORLI series
of publications came out of the

New World Group which was
formed 'at a time when Guyana
was going through a period of
great social and political up-
heaval' of the 1960s. The group
was formalised after many in-
formal meetings of young
Guyanese professionals inter-
ested in political and social
analysis, a young brigade shun-
ning philistinism for a new
world of debate and dialogue.
Those informal meetings were
centered around Lloyd Best wh;
came to Guyana in 1960 undc;
the auspices of the United N,.
tions to advise the Cheddi Juan:i
Government on setting up a
planning unit.
'In an attempt to grapple
with the situation, the Group,
produced the first and one of
the most important issues of
the NEW WORLD in 1963',
which was an attempt to pro-
mote a coalition government.
The main article was written

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ACCORDING to Dan Brown's controversial best
selling novel, THE DA VINCI CODE, Jesus wasn't a celibate
bachelor but was married to Mary Magdalene, one of his
close followers and she had a child for him.
Not only that, their blood line continued and their
descendents are to be found today. It was a closely guarded secret
defended for 2000 years by a Catholic secret society.
Brown's fictional theory centres around a search for Mary's
remains somewhere in Europe. They, rather than the Chalice (or
cup) used by Jesus in his famous Last Supper with his Disciples,
are, in fact, the Holy Grail of Christianity. The book is said to
be a complex (some would argue, tortuous) tale, full of puzzles
and clues.
Now, a movie has been made which I saw last weekend at
Barbados' remaining traditional cinema, the Globe. It is not a
bad movie, as thrillers like these go. There is excellent acting
by most of the cast. Tom Hanks, who people may remember
from 'Saving Private Ryan', plays Robert Langdon, a professor
of Symbology visiting France. He gets caught up in the search,
started in the film by the murder of the curator in the Louvre
Museum in Paris, for the Holy Grail. Audrey Tautou plays a
French cryptologist who helps him. And the number one Grail
hunter himself, lan McKellen, is outstanding as Sir Leigh
Teabing. Jean Reno is the plausible French police captain Bezu
Fache. Alfred Aringarosa is the greasy, sinister leader of the
Catholic Opus Die secret body while Paul Bettany plays a
self flagellating, albino monk who does his dirty work, including
murdering a nun. And the location shots in England and France
are memorable. The title of the book/movie comes from clues
about the Grail found in paintings by the Italian artist Leonardo
Da Vinci in the Louvre.
Brown's book/movie doesn't make any claim to serious
scholarship and the ending is predictable, though
surprising. By portraying Jesus as married doesn't make
him any less a caring, loving person. And Mary Magdalene
is given a more deserving, positive slant. In one scene,
Professor Langdon (Hanks) asks: "Wouldn't you want to
renew your faith, rather than destroy it?" We come away
from the cinema wondering what all the banning of the
movie in some countries, and the railings against it by the
Catholic Church, are all about What's all the fuss?
There were similar protests about another movie in which
Jesus and Mary Magdalene were lovers. This was the 'Last
Temptation of Christ' based on the novel by the great Greek
writer Nikos Kazantzakis. I saw it is Toronto in 1988 when it
first came out. There were protests. As with the Da Vinci Code,
it portrayed Jesus as more human, more able to minister among
his people.
I remember reading a book (and then seeing the movie)
called 'The Passover Plot' in the late 1970s. Its thesis,
purporting to be a serious effort based on research of the
Old and New Testaments by Professor Hugh Schonfield,
was that Jesus wanted to survive the Crucifixion but was
accidentally killed by the Roman soldier with his lance.
There were also protests over that one. The Catholic
Church, regardless of whether we think it is justified or
not, should be used to these theories. The Catholic Church,
because of deep traditions in the Christian family of
churches, would of necessity have its critics, the most
significant and influential being of course Martin Luther
who played such a pivotal role in starting th!
Reformation in the 16th century againstt Catholic
conservatism and dated gma.
the Catholic Church has come out the
Prua;.. ,taly, the Catholic Church has come out against the

DA VINCI CODE, both book and movie. Sandra Miesel, a lead
writer in the church's conservative magazine CRISIS calls its
"false Christology". She added: "Blasphemy is delivered in a soft
voice with a knowing chuckle."
The DA VINCI Code is fiction but its "message"
has ramifications for the real world. We must remember ordinary
peoples' feelings. After all, millions of people in most of Latin
America, including Guyana, and western Europe are Catholic,
though not all practice it.
As a baptised Catholic who attended a secondary school
run by a Catholic teaching order (Presentation Brothers), I
don't see anything wrong with the idea that Christ was
married. A check on the Internet websites, shows there is
no Gospel reference to any marriage or that Jesus had a
relationship with Mary Magdalene. It may, however, have
been possible because the Gospels, as scholars attest, can
be open to interpretation and indeed some of which were
written long after Christ's time. One of the points raised
on a website was that it would be unusual for Jesus, a
Jewish male of his time, to be a celibate, single man.
Popes were once permitted to marry. One of Luther's
great thesis (proposition) was that a married priest (Luther
himself married a nun, who was "excommunicated" like
him) would be better situated among the people and know
their problems better than a single, celibate person. A
significant scholarly body of opinion contends that this is a
reason why the Catholic Church is losing parishioners by
the hundreds daily, why it cannot get enough priests to be
trained, and why sexual frustrations among the remaining
clergy result in embarrassing and scandalous situations for
the church as a whole. Tellingly, the Catholic Church still
refuses to permit women priests.
In the eyes of mainstream Christian churches, Mary
Magdalene is a symbol of penitence and rehabilitation. Pope
Gregoy I once deemed her a prostitute. But she is now
accorded Saint status in both the Western and Eastern
branches of Catholicism and also the Anglican Church. She
remains, however, simply a washer of Jesus' feet and
anointer of his body after the Crucifixion, according to the
Church teachings. She is a follower, rather than, for
example, one of the (decision-making and opinionated)
Disciples sharing the table with Christ. She is stark contrast
to the companionship, and productive example to women,
provided by Rama's wife, Sita, in the Hindu religion (See
Clem Seecharan's 'Anatomy of Indian Achievement in
British Guiana 1919-1929').
By making us think about the possibility of her being Jesus'
wife, an imaginative work such as the DA VINCI CODE has
elevated her, and women in general, to a better, almost equal,
Let us forget, for now, about Brown's liberal use of "artistic
licence", or lack of scholarship, including an obvious error in
which the Hindu Swastika symbol is portrayed as similar to the
one of Hitler's Third Reich (they rotate in opposite directions).
Let us forget, for now, about the ruthlessness and fanaticism
of the Opus Dei. Let us forget, for now, the understandable
protests from the (still popular and influential) Catholic Church.
One of the persevering impressions of this movie is the homage
to Mary Magdalene, depicted in the book/movie as the real Holy
We must cherish and defend this right to use our
imagination: to help make our societies even more
worthwhile, healthy and productive places while
respecting and understanding the sensitivities of others.

Guyanese ar

carrying tor

creative end

Taij Kumarie M

Richmond honoure

By Sandra Seeraj
WO young Guyanese Creative Artists are
boldly carrying the torch of creative
endeavour forward and are presenting their
unique talent on the artistic landscape of the United
States. Taij Kumarie Moteelall and James C.
Richmond have both earned widespread acclaim for
their poetry and writing, which draws heavily from
their Guyanese heritage.
Their works call to mind the deeply soul-searching prose of such
stalwarts as Rajkumarie Singh, Mahadai Das, A.J. Seymour and Wil-
son Harris, iconic Guyanese poets who have left their indelible mark
on Guyana's cultural psyche.
They were both part of the recent Cultural extravaganza to mark

MOTEELALL poses with Ambassador Karran after receiving
her award. Speaking briefly during the Award, she issued a
heartfelt call for unity in Guyana.
Guyana's 40"' Anniversary of Independence, held in Washington DC
and were each awarded for their contribution by Guyana's Ambas-
sador to the United States, Bayney Karran.
Born in Guyana and raised in the United States, Moteelall, is an
award-winning Indo-Caribbean artist, activist and scholar. She retains
a strong connection to her roots, and is actively involved within the
Indo-Caribbean community. In 2002, the Mayor and City Council
of New York bestowed her with a Proclamation for her stalwart cor-
tributions to the Indo-Caribbean community.
She is also a 2002 winner of the Union Square Awards for
Grassroots Activism. She won this award as a co-founder of the Black-
out Arts Collective (BAC), which is an arts, education and social
activism organisation.

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Through BAC, Moteelall has coordinated and implemented a range
of grassroots initiatives aimed at achieving social justice across the
United States. She has been instrumental in the organisation's devel-
opment in New York, and its evolution into a national organisation
with chapters in 10 cities across the United States.
At the Cultural show, she issued a call to the races of Guyana to
reflect, heal and honour the nation's motto: 'One People, One Na-
tion, One Destiny' in her intense and hauntingly evocative poem,
'Eye to Eye'
When the world weighs down upon us
Drowning us-Raining retained sorrows
Will we hoist her weight with one hand?
When the bewildered road before us
Beckons us to believe in destiny's maze
Will we stand and walk steadily with one leg?
When visions visit us in our darkest moments
Moving and making us see
Will we welcome ancestors, Gods and Goddesses with a steady
Gazing from a single eye as well as with two
Guyana has two hands / two feet
One Black / One Brown
Meeting in a remembered town
Divided and conquered by the crown
She has two eyes-
One shaped like Mata India
The other like Mama Africa
Can she hoist the heavy weight of the world with one hand
Can she run like the wind on destiny's wing with one leg
Can she clearly conceive her course with one eye-
As well as with two?
Handicapped with one hand
Crippled with one leg
She blindly descends upon dependence
Strengthening imperial ties with benevolent allies
SShooting nuclear lies
Longing to link Guyana's land and skies
With common wealth
When we are not the common kind
To be left without the wealth of a nation-
To call our OWN
Brothers & Sisters of Guyana:
How can we be born with sight and lacking vision
How can we be born with sight and lacking vision
How can we be born with sight and lacking vision
Open your eyes and realize
Western imperialism drew distance between man and kindness
Western remains reinforce a legacy of dependency
Pointing arrows to assign and confine Guyana's children
To empty spaces tracing foreign roots to find relief
Grief is sometimes given on a golden platter
While happiness true and rare a diamond life
Comes from the weight of the world crushing down upon rocks
Hardened and petrified
Hardened and petrified
Hardened and petrified
We the people of Guyana
Must break out of the dark caves carved by colonialism
Escape a fated reality of fatality
Let our limbs stand strong and mighty
Remembering times past
From Cuffy's Revolt
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Anniversary greetings are extended to Michelle
and Martin Hemraj of South Rulmveldt Park
who celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary
recently. Greetings from their loving children
Micshanna, Michael, Maria, Recardo and
Nallne, relatives and friends.

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Ricky and
Shoma who celebrated their second wedding
anniversary on June 6. Greetings from their
relatives and friends and their adorable son,

-,CIBE' Pji.I


ANNIVERSARY greetings are extended to Mark
and Sharon of Vigilance, East Coast Demerara
who celebrate their blessed day on June 12.
Greetings from their parents, brothers, sister,
other relatives and friends.

FIFTY-SECOND wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to a loving Mom and Dad, Jimmy and
Shamshoon Jamaludeen of Line Path, Corriverton,
who celebrated their anniversary on May 3.
Greetings from their children, especially Saudia and
Karlo, who wish them both Allah's richest blessings.


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From centre

Cheddi's Revelation
Rodney's Vision

Martin: I too do not sleep to dream
But dream to change the world!

I and I wanna rule my destiny
Not rest in peace till WE die

Holding our heads high
Let's put the proclaimed best on trial
Running destiny's race mile by mile
Rccovai ng our own space
We'll beat the race of supremacy

Set seeds of unity
Reap the returns of domestic deeds
Depict true deliverance to descendants new

Winning the race of supremacy with unity
We will run long and strong with both legs
Hoist the heavy weight of the world with both hands
Strengthen our vision using both eyes-
To be ONE
I and I
I is we
We is me
Me is you
You is me
I. I and 1

But, how can we see eye to eye
If we can't look each other in the eye?

How can we see eye to eye
If we can't look each other in the eye?

When will we see eye to eye
If we won't look each other in the eye?

She is currently working on her first full-length stage
play (Breathe Me In) and writing her first novel
(Conflicting Karma), both of which impart the stories and
struggles of Indo-Caribbean women.

Taij Kumarie Motelall is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
where she is the Executive Director of Resource Generation, a na-
tional organisation which works with wealthy young people, en-
abling them to bring about positive social change through the cre-
ative, responsible, and strategic use of their resources. The
organisation offers a variety of programmes for these young people
to explore how their financial resources relate to social justice and
provides the tools for them to take action. It also offers forums to
promote inter-generational dialogues about money, class, and phi-

Moteelall attended Hampshire College in Massachusetts where
she majored in History and Cultural Studies.

James C. Richmond is a prolific spoken-word artist/poet/ac-
tor who, through his poetry. "enlarges our comprehension of the
world around us and helps us to grasp our cultural destiny."

He was born and raised in Hopetown Village on the West Coast
of Berbice in Guyana. He started writing at the age of seven. His
writings reflect his deep and abiding love of Guyana and the Carib-
bean region w here has lived and worked.

This love was evident in his presentation of 'The Awakening'.
excerpted from his series of poems.

Under the glorified rainbow sacred sky
Where glory called the worlds from on high
And covenanted to you and I
There with magnificence. God formed the earth man to live and
not to die ( before sin entered )
Far across the rolling plains and mountains high
Where the flowering Pakaraiuma roam
Perched Mount Roraina's dome
The Ilowing Valley of Crystal spread
Liberally overflowing love into lakes. waterfalls and the canyon's
river bed
To bring from within the peace that mankind most fell
And bow to worship p 5 herein Omniscient foot stool dwelt

Below the beast of the field graze where the memories of the
Patamona tribe slept
Where Kaie hoped and wept
Where the Caribishi came and dealt
The death blow and themselves melted into history
This is the essence of my story
In this condition we languished, our vanquished spirits tarry

Soaked in blood and pain and brotherhood
Man against man, brother against brother misunderstood.
Out of struggles known and unknown
Wickedness and scorn condoned
Ripping at the water ways of our soul now gaze upon the beck-
oning white light even alone
A savior must be born to deliver
When the wings of change comes from constant prayer

According to Richmond, "The nation of Guyana seems to have
paused in its progress.... consigning itself to space and has coni-
mitted suicide."
This reflection ha given birth to the series of poems called.

A, L F I, t* n ..Pasetirm to .pagaX VI

Page XIV

Cuvnese artists boldly carrying torch...

Sunday Chronrcle June t8~, 2006 Page X~/

The Passage
My mother looked like a photograph of Dorothea
Lange, one of those Depression-era children pinned
against a backdrop of bare boards and a denuded land-
scape. She was fragile-boned, with eyes deep and dark
as if bruised by sorrow. Yet I realize today, ten years
after her death, what uncommon courage she possessed.
What pioneer strength she had to transform a life that
others would call ordinary into something wonderful for
those of us blessed to call her daughter, sister, wife and
She never let us look down. Though her own
life was filled with harsh circumstances, she believed
that the future would be better as soundly as she be-
lieved in God. She showed us this conviction daily, and
yet the earliest tale I heard her tell about herself was
of a little girl who had had to give up what she loved
best. This is the first story in my mother's "Tale of
Three Stoves."
"Joanna," her mother said in Hungarian. "You
must choose. You can take only one toy with you.
There is no room."
The girl is eight, maybe nine, and thin as a waif.
She is deliberating with great seriousness. "Yes, Mama."
Her brother and older sister, running in and out
of the plain clapboard cabin, are ecstatic because to-
morrow the train will take them away from West Vir-
ginia hills forever.
Her brother, John, comes into the kitchen carry-
ing Father's shot-gun. He puts it behind the front door
so he won't forget it. "Hurry up, little goose," he tells
Joanna, who is studying a rag doll and a black cast-iron
toy stove.
They are her only real toys, and she loves them
dearly. Tghey were bought by her father, one each for
the last two Christmases. Now she is allowed only one,
because the family is carrying everything they own to
California, and will be charged by the weight.
The year 1929, and the town they are leaving is
Monclo. There, a village of Hungarians work in the coal
mines at the end of a railroad line, where the train can-
not turn around and has to back up and leave.
It is a world I can barely imagine. It is not
merely that there was no TV or telephones. Hers was
a world of singular things. One pair of shoes, one kind
of cereal, one pencil, one school book, one winter coat.
It was a world where alternatives were few, choices
crucial, and loss a fearful possibility.
"Which one did you choose, Mommy?" I used
to ask, even after I knew the story.
"The doll."
"Because you loved it best?"
"No, because the stove was heavier and I was
afraid there wouldn't be room for the things my mother
needed to take. I loved the stove best."

About the Extract
Read the extract over until you really understand the
story. What life lesson have you learned for yourself?
Discuss the writing with a friend and study partner.
Then try planning to write a composition, the title of
which, the extract dictated to you. Complete the com-
position in your own time.

The Poem
S1 foand.adimpledospider, fat and white,
On a white heal-all, holding up a moth

Like a white piece of white satin cloth -
Assorted characters of death and blight
Mixed ready to begin the morning right,
Like the ingredients of a witch's broth -
A snow-drop spider, a flower like froth,
And dead wings carried like a paper kite.
What had that flower to do with being white,
The wayside blue and innocent heal-all?
What brought the kindred spider to that height,
Then steered the white moth thither in the night?
What but design of darkness to appall? -
If design governs in a thing so small.
Robert Frost


1. What is the poem talking about?
2. What are the following: heal-all, satin cloth,
witch's broth, kindred spider, design of darkness
3. What is meant by the phrase "assorted charac-
ters of death and blight"?
4. What is meant by the phrase, "design of darkness
to apphll"?
5. Copy off a figure of speech and name it. Say
how appropriate it is to the poet's message.
6. Give a name to the poem.

Let us try to help you remember how it is done in
using quotation marks.

Reinember that you use quotation marks to enclose
a direct quotation (and when a quotation is interrupted
by explanatory words such as he or she wrote, use two
sets of quotation marks).

Also, use single quotation marks around a quotation
within a quotation. E.g. My teacher smiled and replied,
"it was my mother who said, 'A good cook can never,
neversmake soup that does not taste well.'"

Intwriting dialogue, begin a new paragraph and use
a new set of quotation marks every time the speaker
changes. E.g.

"What page are you now reading, Samuel?"
"You have nothing to do than to disturb me, Simon
Singlet Singleton?"
"What are you, my mother?' shouted Samuel.

Work on completing the following sentences below.
The exercise should be challenging; and there are mark-
ers to help you.

1. We would rather die on our feet said Simon Sil-
ver than live with our palms outstretched.
2. Prejudice is the child of ignorance quoted Fay
3. Susan Diamond recited her poem It's All for the
Good of Mankind.
4. Someone once said Most easy roads seem to lead
5. Desmond you get up the finance said Alana I'll
paste-up the fliers.
6. To be prepared for success said Jennifer is one
of the most effectual means of preserving life.
7.' Do you know how to apply mouth-to-mouth
d- _.l -' _ 1 _J X,_ T .

8. The original title of Far From Danger is Do not
Disturb Sleeping Dogs.
9. Director Miggins said Know the number of your
national identification card.

Read this Excerpt
Any zeal is proper for religion, but the zeal of the
sword and the zeal of anger; this is the bitterness of zeal,
and it is a certain temptation to every man against his
duty; for if the sword turns preacher and dictates propo-
sitions by empire instead of arguments, and engraves
them in men's hearts with a poignard, that it shall be
death to believe what I innocently and ignorantly am
persuaded of, it must needs be unsafe to try the spirits,
to try all things, to make inquiry; and yet, without this
liberty, no man can justify himself before God or man,
or confidently say that his religion is best; since he can-
not without a final danger make himself to give a right
sentence, and to follow that which he finds to be the
best. They may ruin souls by making hypocrites or
careless and compliant against conscience or without it;
but it does not save souls, though peradventure it should
force them to a good opinion.
This is inordination of zeal; for Christ, by reprov-
ing St Peter drawing his sword even in the cause of
Christ, for his sacred and yet injured person, saith
Theophylact, "teaches us not to use the sword, though
in the cause of God or for God himself"....
When Abraham sat at his tent door, according to
his custom, waiting to entertain strangers, he espied an
old man, stopping and leaning on his staff, weary with
age and travel, coming towards him, who was a hun-
dred years of age. He received him kindly, washed his
feet, provided supper, caused him to sit down, but ob-
serving that the old man eat and prayed not nor begged
a blessing on his meat, he asked him why he did not
worship the God of Heaven. The old man told him that
he worshipped the fire only, and acknowledged no other
God. At which answer Abraham grew so zealously an-
gry that he trust the old man out of his tent, and ex-
posed him to all the evils of the night and an unguarded
condition. When the old man had gone, God called to
Abraham and asked him where the stranger was. He
replied, "I trust him away because he did not worship
thee." God answered him, "I have suffered him all
these hundred years, although he dishonoured me: and
couldst thou not endure him one night?"
(From a sermon by Jeremy Taylor)

1. Express in your own words the meaning the follow-
ing underlined words and phrases bear in the passage:
a) zeal of the sword
b) if the soul turns preacher
c) compliant
d) it should force them to a good opinion
e) inordination of zeal
f) all the evils of the night and an unguarded condi-

2. g) If you were convinced that the only hope of a
future life lay in your own religious faith, would you feel
justified in compelling others to adopt it? Why?
h) Would you maintain the same position about a optical
creed? cGive an example tojustify your meaning:. .
i) How does compelled faith "ruin souls"?
j) Why did Abraham turn the old man' out ito .the


Sunday -Chronicle June 18, -2006

Page XV

GV nese artists boldly carrying torch
From page XIV

'The Awakening' inspired by Seymour's "The Legend Of Kaieteur" in which Richmond
seeks to inspire unity, progress and democracy ... "so as to unleash the untapped potential of
Guyana and Guyana's children".
Before he left Guyana, he worked at the Georgetown hospital, New Amsterdamn Hospital and Fort

Applications are hereby invited for the awarding of Scholarships from
the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission from suitably qualified
persons who are desirous of pursuing the under mentioned
programmes tenable at the University of Guyana, commencing
September 2006.


Admission Requirements

A minimum of five (5) subjects at the General Proficiency Examination,
Grades I and 11; and Grade III from 1998 onwards, or at the GCE 'O' level
examination or any equivalent qualification at no more than two (2)
sittings, inclusive of Mathematics, English and a Science subject with
grades no lower than Grade III or C.


G.T.E.E. Diploma in Science (Physics or Chemistry) Pass with Credit.


G.T.E.E. Technician Diploma (Electrical, Mechanical orCivil)


Students can choose from one (1) of the following three (3) options:

* Geo-Environmental Engineering
* Geo-Technical Engineering
* Mineral Resources Engineering


Admission Requirements

Applicants can gain entry to any of the three (3) Geological Engineering
streams once they possess at minimum a Diploma in Technology (or its
equivalent) at or above a GPA of 2.0 in any of the following fields:

* Geology
* Mining Engineering
* Civil Engineering


* Equivalent Technical Qualifications

Applicants will be required to attend interviews and selection by the Panel
ofinterviewers will be final.

Each successful candidate will be required to sign a 3 year service contract
(Diploma) and a 5- year service contract (Degree), with the Commission.

Applications must be addressed to the Administrative
Manager and must reach no later than 15:00 h on Friday,
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Wellington Hospital respectively as
a Multi-Purpose Technician in the
ficld tlo Pharmancology, Medical
Technology and Radiology.
Richmond, who now lives in
New York, has published two
books of poetry, 'Reflections of
Today' and 'Where the Pomeroon
Meets'. More recently, he has
compiled a collection of his po-
ems on compact disc (CD) en-
titled 'Emerging Sound'.
His awards include a New York
City Citation, 2005, a Guyana Folk
Festival Award, 2005, a certificate
of Congressional Merit, 2001 and
a Guyfesta award among others. At
the recent event to mark Guyana's
40"' Anniversary of Independence,
held in Washington DC where he
received another award, Richmond
brought to life another of his works,
Like Amazon Rain I Dance:

Like amazon rain I dance
For the African drum becomes my
My tropical frame I now behold! JAMES C. Richmond during one of his dramatic
Jubilant and enchanted, revisiting presentations
time and times of old........
I dance the dance of an old African.
I dance the dance of an old African.
Like lightning in the rain I dance
For the Indian drum becomes my dream
And rose like a mystical streak, a vision unseen!
A vision of light, with ghungrus and sari...........
I dance the dance of an old Indian.
I dance the dance of an old Indian.
Like clouds of fire I dance
For the cumfa drum speaks to me
Spiritual flames across the floor; resurrected and free!
I dance the dance of cumfa.
I dance the dance of cumfa.
Like Amazon rain lightning and clouds of fire I dance
For the masquerade drums awake my soul
My tropical spirit, like flickering lights unfold!
I dance the dance of Guyana.
I dance the dance of Guyana.
W hen........yuh........hear......the....... drums...............

Examples of Richmond's work can be found on his web log at http:// Copies of the CD can also be purchased on the web log.



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 -louse Mother at a
recognized Institution caring for children.

Certificates in Child Care will be an asset.
Kindly send all applications to:

Permanent Secretary
Miinistry of Labour, Human Services &
Social Security
1 Water & Cornhill Streets
Stabroek, Georgetown.

Closing date for applications is .une 23. 2006.
Go.n, irent as can be viewed on htht-p!

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Sunday Chronicle June 18. 2006


By Stanton Adanlms

IN A society bombarded with
S absent, confused father role
models, dads are challenged
SAto become positive models for

That embraces many conflict-
ing ideas about what it
Means to be a man, we must
Sort out the distortions that
we have lived with and em-
Sbrace a true understanding of
biblical manhood.
According to Josh
McDowell, "being a good man
is hard. Being a hood husband
is difficult. Being a good father
is the hardest task of all." Lead-
ing our children to experience a
full, rich and meaningful life will
not just happen. We will have
to make a choice, a commitment.
That would mean coming to
grips with our needs, our pains,
S our fears and our cultural hang-
ups about male-ness.
If you had a positive role
model in your father, you
should sing his praises to the
world and sing some additional
Praise to God. The more I in-



The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) takes this opportunity to
announce that National Identification (ID) cards are currently being
distributed from all GECOM Registration Offices located across Guyana's
ten Administrative Regions.

Registrants of the following categories are required to uplift their respective
National Identification Cards from the GECOM Offices that are
responsible for their respective areas:-

(i) New Registrants.

(ii) Registrants who have applied for replacement of their ID Cards
because of loss or dalnage.

(iii) Registrants who have applied for corrections to incorrect
information on their respective ID Cards.

(iv) Registrants who have applied for new ID Cards because they
have changed their names.

Visit the GECOM Registration Office responsible for your

For further information, call GECOM's hotlines at
225 0277, 226-1651, 226-1652, 223-9650
or visit the GECOM website at
.... .........

terface with men, the more I
have come to realise that posi-
tive male role models have been
more an exception than the rule.
Many adult men who are now
fathers were not so fortunate.
Their dads may have been self-
absorbed; abusive or absent
emotionally or physically.
"The reason why our role
models are so important, is that
once we reach adulthood, we
tend to either react against our
father's example (I'll never treat
my child that way)," or we sub-
consciously fall into the same
pattern of fathering that both-
ered us so much as children.
(Wakefield, 1990).
One of the factors on being
a super dad is being a positive
role model. If you, like many, did
not have a positive role model
to learn from, it is never too late
to look for current role models.
If you are a young father, find
a well adjusted couple who can
teach you by word and example
and adopt them as your Para-
parents while they provide a

wholesome model for you.
Super Dads exhibit atti-
tudes, habits and behaviours
that will attract their children to
them. Remember, attitudes lead
to actions. Once we accept that
children are a special gift/bless-
ing, our actions will communi-
cate that message. Actions and
attitudes that repel are constant
criticism, being too busy when
they seek you out, making
promises and not keeping them,
betraying confidences,
favouritism, wanting to do
things with them that they do
not have interest in, sarcasm,
ridicule. By contrast, it is im-
portant for us to consider some
positive behaviours that attract
your children to you. Be a fa-
ther who smiles and is optimis-
tic, affirming and complimen-
tary, take interest in the things
that interest the children, talents
and ideas. Be available.
Fathers who have made fa-
thering a priority spend quality
time with their children and
quality time with each child.

Studies of father/child relation-
ships indicate that most fathers
spend little time with their chil-
dren. But time is one of the
greatest gifts we can give. Most
children equate love with time.
A child will remember affection-
ately the scenes, the moments
of childhood only if the father
was really there. Successful fa-
thers are recognized by their
children as caring, helpful, avail-
able, sometimes right and some-
times wrong, but consistently
loving and approachable."
(Vanpelt, 1985). I know many
fathers who work very hard.
They are acquiring "things" that
they feel are important for their
children. And yet vastly more
important things are not hap-
pening. They are not spending
time with their children, at least
not very much.
A good father will also as-
sume the responsibility for
guiding and directing the
Please tum to page


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Sunday Chronicle June 18, 2006

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on Indian foods


RANNIE Subramani of Plan-
tation works to keep her tra-
ditional South Indian cuisine
alive. Weekends she washes
and air-dries spices, grinds a
new batch of garam masala
or mixes and ferments the
dough for idlis (rice and len-
til cakes).
Her husband Sam cultivates
karupillay (curry leaf plant) in
their side yard. It's a bush that's
common in southern India. The
fresh leaves, redolent of citrus
and anise, add piquancy to veg-
etable dishes.
But neither Rannie nor Sam
was born in India. They hail
from Guyana, one of the South
American countries that Indians
migrated to in 1800 as contract
labourers to toil in sugar plan-
Like many immigrants, the
Indians in Guyana prefer the
flavous of their homeland: the

heavy spices of South India in-
cluding fenugreek, coriander,
cumin, fennel, cinnamon, cloves
and hot peppers, in this case
the seven-pod pepper or Congo
pepper, which is hotter than
the habanero and more ribbed.
A typical Guyanese meal in-
cludes chicken curry, the staple
rice and spinach steamed with
garlic and onions.
But unlike traditional Indian
cooks, the Guyanese don't use
ghee or yogurt. They leave pa-
prika out of curries, but add po-
tatoes. And they sprinkle raw
scallions and onions onto the
finished dish.
Rannie remembers her
mother measuring ingredients by
hand. Her sure fingers would dip
just the right amount when she
and her husband cooked at
Guyanese weddings for crowds
of 300 to 400 people. She taught
her daughter to cook the same

way, without written recipes.
"The women [of Guyana]...
really enjoyed taking their time
with cooking," Rannie says, re-
calling her mother grinding
spices on a stone grinder.
Today, Rannie tries to main-
tain the old ways, but she works
a 40-hour week at the Broward
County Courthouse in Fort
Lauderdale. So she's traded in
her stone spice grinder for an
electric one.
Yet she finds time to
teach her older daughter Me-
lissa to cook. But Christina,
her younger daughter, pre-
fers Italian food. As for Sam,
'I can't even get him to go to
a restaurant," Rannie says.
"All he'll eat is my Indian
food." (Part of a periodic col-
umn that explores the ethnic
diversity of South Florida
cooking. Adapted from the
Sun Sentinel.)

The Mayor and City Council is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons
to fill the following vacancies:-

Job Specification
Successful completion of one (1) year in Nursing Assistant Training Course,
and one year Midwifery Training Course conducted by the Ministry of Health.
The Incumbent must also be registered with the General Nursing Council of
Guyana as a Midwife.
A copy of the List of Duties can be uplifted from the Personnel Section, Mayor
and City Council, Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.

Successful completion of Nursing Assistant Course conducted by the
General Nursing Council of Guyana. Plus at least two (2) years relevant
working experience.
A copy of the List of Duties can be uplifted from the Personnel Section, Mayor
and City Council, Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.

Job Specification
A Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Management, Technology or
Accountancy, with at least four (4) years experience at a supervisory level in
the field of Procurement and Stores Management in a large company.
A copy of the List of Duties can be uplifted from the Personnel Section, Mayor
and City Council, Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.

Job Specification
a. Bachelor's Degree in Economics or Management or Technology or
Accounting with three (3) years experience at a Supervisory Level in the
field of Procurement in a large Manufacturing and Building Company.
b. A Diploma in Accounting or Business Administration or Technology and
six (6) years Supervisory experience in the field of procurement in a large
manufacturing and building company.
Applications and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to the Town Clerk's Office no
later than June 28,2006, and should be addressed to:
The Town Clerk
Mayor and City Council
Regent Street & Avenue of the Republic

From page XVII
family unit. Such a role is not merely the result of accident, custom, or tradition, but it is
advocated by the inspired writers of the Bible. Study after study has indicated that where the
father is respected as leader, the family is less prone to emotional difficulties than where the
father's authority is missing.
My admonition is that we must all strive to become effective fathers, super dads. We can do this
by making fathering a priority. Give the gift of yourself. Love your child/children unconditionally. Be a
partner in the training and disciplining of the children. Model the virtues and values you desire your
children to have. Help build a positive sense of self in your children. In so doing, they will love them-
selves and others as well. Spend time communicating with your children. Play with them, play with
them. Encourage and buttress without causing stress.
Today as we recognize Father's Day internationally, let us all make a commitment to become Super
Dads. Our children will rise up and call us blessed. The results will be overwhelmingly satisfying.
Happy Father's Day to my fellow colleagues!!!



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'h 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 NBPTABox, 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.

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Information on trees from 'Green Walk' Route -

World Environment Day 2006

Hello Readers, Flambouyant, and Wild Almond Tree.

LAST Monday, the world celebrated World Environment Day.
On Sunday June 4, the EPA along with other organizations
participated in the annual 'Green Walk'. The route was from
the Umana Yana down High Street, along Main Street to Avenue of
the Republic, down Brickdam and into Vlissengen Road to the Bo-
tanical Gardens. After the Green Walk, there was a quiz on some
unique trees which were identified a few days before the activity.
The participating groups were informed of this quiz, so keen atten-
tion was paid to the signs on the selected trees. Many groups won
various prizes. So this week we will look at the different kinds of

The Cannon-Ball,Tree scientific name: Couroupita
guianensis. This tree is an evergreen tree related to the Brazil nut.
It is a native of tropical Northern South America and the Southern
Caribbean. This tree is deciduous and large, 50-80 feet in its native
lands. It is said to have special significance in the Buddhist reli-
gion. The leaves are shaped like spirals on the ends of the shoots.
The flowers are found only on special stems on the main trunk,
and then are formed into racemes, up to 3 m long. They mature
into large spherical woody fruits, 15-24 cm in diameter, containing
numerous seeds (200-300). The reason the tree is called Cannon-

trees that were highlighted for the Green Walk Quiz and we will
learn about them and have fun:
There were eight different kinds of trees which were examined.
They were The Cannon-Ball Tree, Plum Tree, Rusty Copper Pod,
Queen of Flowers, Talipot, Fine Leaf Melaleuca (Paper Tree),

ball is after flowering, large brown lt 1f IC i
fruit balls are formed in the size
and shape of cannonballs. The "fruit" inside the ball is said to have
an unpleasant odour. '
The Plum Tree scientific name: Spondias purpurea. Native
to Bahamas, Haiti and Mexico, this tree is a single stemmed or shrub
tree, up to 15m tall With a medium canopy and a spreading crown.
The bark is grey or brown, smooth and thick, becoming rough and
warty on large trunks. It develops a poor crooked stem form and
shallow lateral roots. The large branches are brittle and easily bro-
ken. The leaves are 10-20 cm long with 9-25 almost stalkless, ellip-
tic, thin, yellow-green leaflets, rounded, or short-pointed at apex,
short-pointed and slightly oblique
at base, with edges slightly wavv
toothed. The stout twigs are green
and lentcelled. Flowers are red or
pink in lateral minutely haired
panicles, floral parts in fives.
Fruits are yellow or purplish-red,
cylindrical, and short stalked. The
genus Spondias, consisting of 8-
10 fruit species of American and
i Asian origin is prevalent through-
out the tropics.
The Rusty Copper Pod -
scientific nathe: Peltophorum
'N caesalpiniaceae. The Rusty
9 Copper pod is commonly
known as Copper-pod, Yellow
Flame, or Yellow Flamboyant.
This tree originated on the
coastal areas of tropical Aus-
tralia. It is fast growing, up to
25 to 50 feet tall (8-15 m),
shaped like an umbrella
crown, up to 25 feet across (8
X -< m). It has fuzzy rusty-red
twigs; bi-pinnate leaves, about
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Information on trees from 'Green Walk' Route

From page XIX
2 feet long (60 cm), with 4 to 15 pairs of pinnate, each with
8 to 20 pairs of oblong leaflets.
It is suitable for use as a fodder. In India, it is a source of pol-
len for the Dammar bee. This tree is used as fuel-wood and also, it
is used locally for light construction purposes; cabinet making, sawn
or hewn building timbers, wood ware, and woodcarving. In tradi-
tional medicine it is used as an astringent to cure or relieve intesti-
nal disorders, after-pain at childbirth, sprains, bruises and swelling
or as a lotion for eye troubles, muscular pains and sores. It is also
used for gargles and tooth powders.
The Queen of Flowers Tree scientific name: Lagerstroemia
speciosa. This tropical flowering tree is one of the most outstand-
ing summer bloomers and originated in South East Asia. It is a larger
form of the more commonly grown Crape myrtle. It is called Queen
Crape Myrtle because it's the Queen of the Crape Myrtles, domi-
nating with grand size and larger, crinkled flowers. The name Crape
Myrtle is given to these tree/shrubs because of the flowers which
look as if it is made from delicate crape paper. It is a large tree
growing up to 50 inches, but can be kept smaller by trimming. It
stands on an attractive, spotted bark that often peels. This bark is
commercially used and is a valuable timber. The large leaves are also
appealing as they turn red right before they drop in the winter. The
genus is named after the Swedish merchant Magnus von Lagerstr6m,
who supplied Carolus Linnaeus with plants he collected.
The Talipot Palm Tree scientific name: Corypha
umbraculifera. The Talipot Palm is originally from India; brought
to Surinam by the East-Indian immigrants. Individual specimens have
reached heights of up to 80 feet (24 m), with stems up to 3 feet
(90 cm) in diameter. Historically, the leaves of the Talipot palm
were written upon in various South East Asian cultures using an
iron stylus to create palm leaf manuscripts. The Talipot palm bears
the largest inflorescence of any plant, up to 20 feet high and tens
of feet across, consisting of millions of small flowers borne on a
branched stalk that forms at the top of the stem. It has very large
fan leaves, and is shaped like an umbrella. When ripe, the talipot
tree has round dark-green fruits falling by the thousands. It grows
slowly and lives between 40 60 years. Seeds are large and germi-
nate easy. The Talipot fruits only once during its lifetime. After
fruiting the Talipot dies. Due to its size, it is only suitable for large
tropical parks. Indoors, they can be grown in containers for some
time but eventually must be moved outdoors.

Fine Leaf Melaleuca (Paper Tree) scientific name: Melaleuca
leucodendron. This tree has been widely introduced as an ornament
throughout the tropics from its native home in eastern Australia
and nearby islands. It is widely planted and naturalised in tropical
regions, especially dry tropical lowlands, for example, India, the
Philippines and the West Indies. This tree is a small to medium-
sized tree, commonly 8-12 m tall but ranging from 4 to 25 m, de-
pending on local growing conditions. The stem is moderately straight
to crooked, crown narrow and open, or fairly dense; thick, pale-
coloured bark is made up of many papery layers that split and peel,
and on large trunks it becomes rough and shaggy. The leaves are
dark green, stiff, narrowed at each end with entire margins, and five
(5) more prominent parallel veins from base to tip, on a petiole 6-
24 mm. They have a resinous odor and taste when crushed. Flow-
ers are produced in thick, fluffy spikes, usually white or creamy-
white, rarely greenish or reddish.
The Flambouyant tree scientific name Delonix regia. The spe-
cies is native to Madagascar, where it is found in the West Mala-
gasy forest. One of the most conspicuous flowering trees seen in
the tropics. Bright fiery red/orange blossoms cover its mimosa type
leaves which close up and go to sleep for the night. It can be grown
as a potted tree. This large tree, which naturally assumes a spread-
ing umbrella shape, is now found in gardens, parks, and planted
along streets throughout the tropics. It can grow as tall as 59ft and
has smooth greyish-coloured bark and attractive feathery, fern-like
leaves, which drop annually during the dry season. At the same
time as the new leaves appear, the tree is covered with masses of
five-petaled flowers that are usually bright red-orange but may also
appear in pale apricot.
Wild Almond Tree scientific name: Terminalia catappa. The
tree's origin is controversial, and could have been India or New
Guinea. Common names include Indian almond, Bengal almond,
Singapore almond, Malabar almond, Tropical almond, Sea almond,
and Umbrella tree. It grows to 35 m tall, with an upright, sym-
metrical crown and horizontal branches. As the tree gets older, its
crown becomes more flattened to form a spreading, vase shape. The
leaves are large, 15-25 cm long and 10-14 cm broad, glossy dark
green and leathery. This tree is widely grown in tropical regions of
the world as an ornamental tree, grown for the deep shade its large
leaves provide. The fruit is edible, tasting slightly acidic. Due to
the chemical richness found in the leaves (and also the bark), it is

used in different traditional medicines for various purposes. For in-
stances, in Taiwan fallen leaves are used as a herb to treat liver dis-
eases. In Suriname, a tea made from the leaves is prescribed against
dysentery and diarrhea.
Well, that was quite a bit of information on the different trees.
I hope that you will pay more attention to trees now, and would
be able to identify a cannon ball tree, for example.
The EPA would like to thank all the environmental clubs and
organizations that participated in the 2006 Green Walk. We look
forward to your continued support in the years to come and also,
would like to encourage other environmental clubs and organizations
to be a part of future Green Walks.
The EPA would also like to thank 'Demerara Tobacco Company
Ltd' for sponsoring this year's Green Walk activity. Special thanks
are also extended to Pavnik Press, who donated materials in obser-
vance of World Environment Day.

You can share your ideas with other readers by sending
your letters to: "Our Environment", C/o EIT Division,
Environmental Protection Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen,

Powering The Fuure

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Configure user privileges in accordance with Corporate Network
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,; Monitor and maintain optimum performance of the corporate
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Design and implement Data Networks in keeping with GPL's Data
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The incumbent must have good inter-personal and communication skills,
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balancing competing priorities.
The incumbent will be offered an attractive compensatory package commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

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finally bursting out

on DVD

By Thomas K. Arnold

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) After years of living in the public domain, Popeye is
going legit.
The spinach-eating sailor man is coming to DVD next year in a big, big way even bigger than
Brutus, Popeye's larger-than-life nemesis.
Warner Home Video on Tuesday announced a far-reaching agreement with Hearst Entertainment
and King Features Syndicate that gives the studio exclusive worldwide home entertainment distribu-
tion rights to all Popeye theatrical shorts and TV cartoons.
"During the entire videocassette era, the classic Popeye library was not available for legitimate
release because of rights issues that have finally been resolved," said George Feltenstein, senior VP
classic catalogue marketing at Warner Home Video.
The distribution deal covers all the original 231 Popeye animated shorts released theatrically by
Paramount Pictures from 1933-57. Warner also has licensed the exclusive rights to 220 Popeye made-
for-TV animated shorts produced from 1960-62, 65 episodes of 'The Continuing Adventures of Popeye',
produced from 1978-81 (and consisting of 161 animated shorts) and 26 "Popeye & Son" shorts pro-
duced in 1987.
The Popeye theatrical slate includes 120 black-and-white shorts (106 of them produced by Fleischer
Studios, the other 14 by Famous Studios) and I1I Technicolor cartoons (three produced by Fleischer
Studios and 108 produced by Famous Studios).
Warner Home Video said it will start work immediately on preservation and restoration.

A scene from a 1936 Popeye animated feature. (Paramount Pictures/Handout/Reuters)

The New World Journal
From page XI
by Best in association with-Miles Fitzpatrick', a lawyer who was previously a senior member of
the PPP.
NEW WORLD was intended to be an independent journal combating philistinism with objective
analysis. Carter was in support for such a policy, 'in our present condition few things can be as important
as objectivity'. There was a need for such a magazine and NEW WORLD effectively fulfilled its niandate;
opting to close when it couldn't maintain its high standard.
Good literature, good literature with universal appeal will surface again and again, so it was no
surprise when the NEW WORLD series of journals were reprinted into one great reference book.

Interview with David DeCaires, June 9, 2006, Georgetown, Guyana.
Material supplied by DeCaires
Available copies of NEW WORLD in the National Library.
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:

ARIES Generally In life, no one Is ever going to walk up to you and ask your
H Ideas about things you have to step in and become part of the discussion
first. If you come from an Insider's position, what you say will be listened to
and taken more seriously. Be bold and insert yourself into new situations that
Interest you. Now, more than ever, you need to act instead of observe. New
Ideas are brewing, so give them a productive, active environment in which
they can flourish.
TAURUS There will be time enough for flitting around like a social butterfly
Slater right now, your energy is much more suited to introspection. You don't
necessarily need to spend the day by yourself, but it would definitely be in
your best interest to keep things low-key and mellow. Despite what others
may tell you, being in the middle of raucous activity is not the best for what
is ailing you. Tell those people to go off and have fun without you; you've
got a date with a couch.

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GEMINI You have a powerful energy deep inside you right now, but it will
need a little bit of coaxing to come out and shine its full wattage. To wake ';i
this napping juice, get active! Take part in as much physical activity as you cai;
and you'll feel increasingly energised. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Walk instead of drive. Stand instead of sit. Little efforts can make a big differ-
ence. You're entering a highly productive phase and this increased energy will
come in handy.

CANCER The curse of procrastination can apply to more than just b~iinu
chores, work projects and doctor's visits; if you've been putting off h, inf
heart-to-heart conversation, that counts too! Your situation can only Qgi < :
ter if you speak your mind and find out the real deal. So set time asidt
share your concerns and get some things off your chest. Every time ti :
break down a wall of silence, you grow to understand yourself and respe.
yourself more strongly.

LEO There's a mountain in your path it could be a bad habit, a challeng-
ing situation, or even a difficult person. But one thing is for sure: Whatever is
blocking your progress right now cannot be ignored. Your first instinct may
be to attack it head on, barring your teeth and using every ounce of your
bravado to Intimidate. This is not the best route. Instead, a quiet, constant
attack Is the best way to go. Just keep chipping away and this mountain will
eventually crumble.

VIRGO As you continue in this quiet phase, take the opportunity to really
see what's going on around you and get a better handle on how to react in
the future. This isn't the time for major action or big decision-making. You'll
have the time and emotional energy you need to figure out the next move in
a potentially tricky relationship. This introspective phase will fade soon, so
delve as deeply as you can right now. Feel free to reschedule social commit-
ments if you feel you need to.

LIBRA Try not to let yourself get too impatient. People are going to move at
the pace they feel most comfortable at and that's that, if you push them right
now, you could push them away. Enjoy this slower route to yor intended
goal, and you will realise that what was meant to be was meant to be. Deal-
ing with a delay in your schedule will be easier if you focus on other projects
or visit with other people, so get in touch with a few folks you miss.

SCORPIO Connections can happen in unlikely places and with unlikely
people. In circumstances beyond your control, you may find yourself talking
to someone you never would have considered talking to before. It won't be a
romantic link necessarily, but there is a magnetism there that will only grow
in the coming weeks. Take this person seriously, and give them a chance to
show you what they can do. There is a real value in giving people the benefit
of the doubt. Nurture this relationship.

SAGITTARIUS A new person, introduced to you recently by a Iriend or col-
league, can help you make things happen. Speed is a priority, so if you un-
derstand the possible connection right now, move forward immediately. Con-
tact this person and get things going. If the identity of your potential bene-
factor doesn't come to you right away, wait until they pop back into your life.
At that point, the plan should be clear and you can move into the next phase
of things without hesitation.

S CAPRICORN You've got a lot of irons in the fire right now, and they're all
starting to get too hot to handle. Before there's a total meltdown, you need
to get active! Don't jump blindly into anything without first making a plan -
panic will only ensure mistakes but be flexible enough to change your plan
when something new happens. Joining In with others will give you a sense
of security and could help you get a little breathing room, so ask your usual
go-to team for help.

AQUARIUS -- Today's energy is all focused on completion. As things get
wrapped up, you'll discover that your upcoming social calendar has a lot of
holes In it do not fill them up! Leave as many blanks as possible, and call up
1 a friend who's been waiting for a date. While you're at it, get back in touch
with a family member who needs an update on how you've been. It's more
important to keep connections with the people you love alive; they are ulti-
.? V mately your rock.

PISCES The toughest thing about being so on top of things right now is
dealing with the fact that no one else seems to have a clue what they are
doing! Your impatience for the ineptitude of certain people is nothing new,
but it could get pushed to the limit. Therefore, you will be fighting a battle
S between your ever-thinning patience and your temper. Nothing is likely to
happen on your ideal time table, so take a deep breath and let your pa
tience win the war.

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Medical Biotechnology Part 7

AS IN our last column, this week we provide a "panoramic view"
of additional examples of medical biotechnologies restricting our-
selves to short titles mainly, and very short highlights in order to
expose readers to a wider variety of the advancements in the field.
We will defer or discussion on genomics to next week.

Top 10 Biotechnologies with direct impact on health in devel-
oping countries

According to a report released by the University of Toronto's
Joint Center for Bioethics a couple of years ago which bears the
same title as our sub-heading here, the top ten biotechnologies with
promising profound impact on health in developing countries are:

Molecular diagnostics
Recombinant vaccines
Vaccine & drug delivery
Sequencing of pathogen genomes
S Female-controlled protection against STDs
Enriched GM crops
Recombinant therapeutic proteins
Combinatorial chemistry

In our articles on medical biotechnology, we have provided a
number of examples covering five the above biotechnologies.
Medical biotechnologies benefit us through the following broad
areas of use:



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1. Asamoah a young
Ghanian player bringing fresh
impetus to the game of football
and FIFAWorld Cup 2006.
3. Synonym for the verb.
5. Milliliter(Abbr.).
6. Germany's Philipp _
scored the first legitimate goal
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Management (Abbr.).
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national award for outstanding
serviceto Guyana.
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14. Homophone.
17. Abbreviation for the country or
team qualified to play in the
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Disease diagnostics for example the novel discovery of
the HER2 protein whose overproduction has been linked to about
Thirty percent of breast cancers leading to the development of a
specific vaccine to treat it aggressively;
Medical genetics
Pathogen genetics genetics of disease causing organisms
Biological control of disease vectors such as mosquitoes
Nutrition medical nutrition therapy, functional foods
such as resveratrol in dark grapes and its many and varied thera-
peutic value including extension of life of yeasts, prevention of cer-
tain cancers in mouse models;
Improvement of environmental quality reduced pollu-
tion impact on health;
Industrial bioprocess of recombinant DNA derived drugs
and therapeutic agents

Some topical medical biotechnology breakthroughs

1) Discovery of adult stem cells in adult mouse heart and
its promising implications for heart disease therapy Proceedings
of the US National Academy of Sciences volume 103 June 13, 2006
2) Discovery of DNA vaccine that targets a protein called
angiomotin which inhibits blood vessel development (angiogenesis),
thereby of major significance in cancer treatment Proceedings of
the US National Academy of Sciences volume 103 June 13, 2006
3) Concept of dogs with the capacity to act as "Cancer
breathalyser" thereby detect cancer by smelling people their odor
or volatile organic compounds reported in Integrative Cancer

Fig.l: Embryonic stem cell electron microscope photo
(Source: Nature journal)

Fig.2 Genetics of Sickle cell anemia

Yet again, we are unable to cover all the material we wanted
to introduce this week, so we shall complete this segment next
week with a brief discussion on pharmacogenomics and some
additional exciting examples of Medical biotechnology.

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World's leggiest

animal makes rare


LONDON (Reuters) An extremely rare species of millipede, and the one that comes clos-
est to having 1,000 legs, has made its first appearance in 80 years.
The Illacme plenipes species had not been seen since it was first spotted in a biodiversity
hotspot in California in 1926.
But Paul Marek and Professor Jason Bond of East Carolina University in Greenville, North
Carolina recently discovered 12 of the elusive thread-like creatures that measure about 33 mm
(1.3 inch) in length.
"It has the most number of legs of any animal on the planet," Marek said in an interview. "It
is also an extremely rare species that has not been seen for 80 years."
The scientists found the millipedes during trips to California. Another quirky characteristic of
the creatures is that they only live in a moist, wooded area measuring less than 1 sq km (0.6 sq
miles) in San Benito County, California.
Marek and Bond, who were funded by the National Science Foundation, found four males,
three females and five juveniles. The females had up to 666 legs, slightly fewer than the known
record holder, according to the research published in the journal Nature.
The males had between 318 and 402 legs. Scientists do not know why, despite their name
which means 1,000 feet, the maximum number of known appendages on a millipede is 750.
Marek said the discovery of the rare creatures highlighted the need to preserve bio-
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)Q Welcome to the 404th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tiDs on cooking in Guvana.

Fish is one offhe most widely available foods in gayana. It is a good because it has a high
percentage ofgood qualityprotein, a substance which builds and repairs the body. Many
fish also contain Omega-3 FattyAcids which are goodfor the health f your heart & brain.

I lb dried saltfish
2-3 blades eschalot
I hot pepper
1 egg
pint milk
2 oz flour
1/4 tsp Champion Baking Pow

SSieve the flour and Champion Baking Powder
into tho a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add
the egg and milk. Stir until there are no lumps,
then beat well for 5 minutes, and leave to stand.
While it is standing, thoroughly scald the fish,
then bone, skin and pound or flake it. Chop the
'der eschalot very finely. Mix the fish and seasoning
together. Add to the batter. Drop by the spoonful
into smoking hot oil. Turn as required and cook
'. until golden brown for 2-3 minutes.

SFish (Matjeri) Masala

2 lb fish fillet eg: trout
I large onion, diced into cubes
2-3 cloves garlic chopped
2 tbsp INDI Garam Alasala or

Curry Po
2-3 tbsp k
1-2 hot pe
tsp sugar
1 cup water

Baking Pc
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First, fly the fish in the usual way.
Heat some more oil and add the diced onion and
chopped garlic. Fry this until the onion and garlic are
glazed. Add the INDI Garan Masa!a or Curry

o'der Poiwder, stirring continually.
papers Immediately after this add the fried fish, hot peppers
ar (optional), water, sugar and salt to taste. Let simmer
er for about 10 minutes.

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Bishop. cal\,psonian lMichelle Big Red' King. Lisa
Carbonara. Consul General Hon. Brentnol Ean' and
Bonina Wolfe Woodhou-se pose for a photograph at
the 22nd Annual Mother of the Year event held in
Ne%\ York on May 28.
King performed at the function held at The Blue
lahoe. 243 East 14th Street Manhattan. Ne\\ York.
At the end of her performance, King was.
presented with a bouquet.


By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Actor Wendell Pierce, co-star of
HBO's crime drama 'The Wire', and Anna Deavere Smith from
NBC's "The West Wing" have joined Queen Latifah in the
cast of the HBO original movie 'Life Support."
Also cast in the film, executive produced by Latifah and Oscar
winner Jamie Foxx, are two children of pop star Diana Ross Evan
Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross as well as Tony Rock of the UPN
sitcom 'All of Us' and newcomer Rachel Nicks.
Based on a true story, 'Life Support' centres on Ana Willis
(Queen Latifah), an HIV-positive former addict who has overcome
her drug dependency to become a wife and mother committed to
educating people in the black community on how to protect them-
selves from becoming infected.
Pierce will play Willis' husband, Smith will play her mother.
and Nicks will play her daughter.
Evan Ross, whose credits include the features 'ATL' and




for HBO


Queen Latifah in Los Angeles, January 12, 2006. (Mario
the upcoming 'P.D.R.', will play Trace, a gay teenager and
childhood friend of Willis' daughter who was born HIV-posi-
tive and ends up on the street, selling his AIDS drugs for
His real-life half-sister. Tracee Ellis Ross, landed the role of his
older sister in the movie. Rock will play a friend of Trace.
'Life Support' was written by Nelson George on whose
sister's story the movie is based along with Elizabeth Hunter and
Jim McKay & Hannah Weyer. George also is attached to direct the
movie, slated to begin production this week in New York.
Pierce, who plays police detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
on HBO's 'The Wire', is currently on stage in 'Waiting for Godot'
at the Classical Theater of Harlem.
In addition to 'The West Wing', where she played the re-
curring role of White House National Security Advisor Nancy
McNally. Smith's recent credits include the feature adapta-
tion of the musical 'Rent'. Tracee Ellis Ross will next be seen
in Tyler Perry's next movie, 'Daddy's Little Girl'.



for iconic 007 and

50-year career

By Alexandria Sage
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) -
With jokes about haggis, kilts
and brogues, Hollywood paid
tribute to Scotland's Sean
Connery, and the man who
first uttered the famous line,
'Bond, James Bond', accepted
the honour by doing a Scot-
tish jig.
The 75-year-old actor,
whose portrayal of lan
Fleming's secret agent 007 made
him one of Hollywood's leading
heartthrobs, was feted on
Thursday night as the 34th re-
cipient of the American Film
Institute's Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award.
Connery did a quick jig as
he mounted the stage of the
Kodak Theater after guests ap-


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By Nellie Andreeva
Former 'Friends' star Lisa
Kudrow and her producing
partner, Dan Bucatinsky,
have signed a two-year TV
development deal with her
old employers at NBC.
Under the pact. NBC Uni-
versal Television Studio will get
the firsl crack at the duo's com-
edy and drama projects. moving
Kudrow and Bucatinsky's
threce-year-old production ven-
(tir Is or Isn't lniterlainileilnt
f'roni ils original home at Wariner
BIros. TV.
"lisa and Dan have aan in-
credibly sophisticated and dis-
linclivc taslc." said Shelley
McCrory. senior vice president
for comedy series at NBC Uni-
versal TV. "They are a great 1al-
ent magnet, and they are very
prolific. She is a great perforicer
and producer. and he is a terrific
writer. so Ithe two are a grella
While Ihc deal is for
KIudrow and lBucalinsky's ser-
vices as producers. Kudrow is
said to be open to starring in a
project the two develop if the
right one comlies along.
Under their earlier pact
with Warnerl Bros.. Kiidrow
nlld Bucatinlsky developed a;nd
produced such projects as tlihe
11( O comiiedy series "The

Comeback," which starred
Kudrow, and the pilots'All In'
for NBC, an untitled comedy
starring Aisha Tyler for CBS
and 'Beck and Call' for UPN.
Additionally, Is or Isn't
produced the 2003 ABC Fanm-
ily fi lm 'Picking Up and Drop-
ping Off'. and Bucatinsky role
and executive-produced the
2005 CBS pilot 'The Conmmut-
Kudrow's long history at

NBC as a co-star on the
network's hit comedy 'Friends'
and her great working relation-
ship with NBC Entertainment
president Kevin Reilly over 'All
In' was a factor in the duo's de-
cision to ally with NBC Uni-
The two already are
working on their first
project under the deal an
adaptation of the book 'But
Enough About Me' by
Jancee Dunn, which
Bucatinsky has optioned
for television.

plauded a montage of film
scenes from his 50-year career.
"I'm glad you liked my
work," he said. "I have to ad-
mit it, it looked pretty damn
good from where I was sitting."
Guests including director
Steven Spielberg, actors Pierce
Brosnan, Harrison Ford and a
kilt-wearing Mike Myers cel-
ebrated Connery's acting accom-
plishments, which included a
supporting actor Oscar for 'The
The sexy strength and so-
phistication that Connery ex-
uded as the definitive Bond from
1962 to 1971 was a recurring
theme of the evening.
"Women want to be with
you, and men want to be you,"
Myers gushed, enviously cit-
ing the long list of Connery's
on-screen conquests with
names like Pussy Galore and
Honey Ryder. "I'll admit it, I
have a man-crush." Myers,
who made three 'Austin Pow-
ers' films spoofing the James
Bond spy series, admitted his
thick accent in the animated
film 'Shrek' was stolen from
the actor.
Actress Tippi Hcdrcn
spoke of her difficulties por-
traying the sexy actor's frigid
wife in the 1964 film 'Marnie'.
"Acting was never more of
a challenge," she admitted.
Scottish comedian and late-
night show host Craig Fe'rguson
recounted how \\ oung boys
growing up in Scotland were
considered "a social outcast" if
their Scan Connery impressions
were not up to par while
Spielberg called the actor one
who leaves audience's "'shaken
and stirred."
Dustin Hoffman. Robert
I)eNiro. Meryl Streep and
Barbra Streisand are past re-
cipients of the AFl award.

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