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


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newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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Iwokrama seeks new

sources of funding
Centre pursuing global warming
monitoring facility here

THE Iwokrama International Centre (IIC) is looking to attract .
new sources of funding as it moved towards financial --
sustainability and achieving its goal of demonstrating sustainable
forest management. Page three 167 AND COUNTING: Minister of Home Affairs
t Gail Teixeira (right) joined Commissioner of
[h iky* Si ngho .lo Police Winston Felix and other members of
the Guyana Police Force in celebrating the
SUN l E LAM S institution's 167th Anniversary yesterday at a
Church Service. Held at Police Headquarters
KIDNAPPING OF KHAN at Eve Leary the event kicked off a month of
Anniversary activities. including a Route
There is a case for CARICOM response March around Georgetown next Saturday.
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of various communities in
Regions Three, Five, Six and
10, following Cabinet Out-
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concerns begin
Although Cabinet's Out-
reach to Regions One, Two,
Four, Seven, Eight and Nine
have not yet concluded, the
Head of State along with Cabi-
net members have taken a pro-
active approach, geared towards
ensuring that concerns expressed
by the various communities are
addressed in a timely and effec-
tive manner, GINA said.
Cabinet's Outreach is sched-
uled to be conducted in Regions
Four, Seven and Eight next
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Centre pursuing global warming

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THE Iwokrama International
Centre (UC) is looking to at-
tract new sources of funding
as it moved towards financial
sustainability and achieving
its goal of demonstrating sus-
tainable forest management.
Chairman of the Board of
Trustees Mr. Edward Glover, a
former British High Commis-
sioner to Guyana, said at a press
conference Friday that the tra-
ditional sources of funding by
international governments ceases
at the end of 2007.
Meeting the Center's ex-
penses of more than US$1M
will have to come from new
sources of financing for which he

has founded an Investor Advi-
sory Group in London.
He said those targeted
would range from international
corporate entities to wealthy
individuals committed to the
goal of mitigating global climate
It is an issue he sees
Iwokrama being able to play a
lead role. In fact, the IIC has
opened discussions with inter-
national universities at the fore-
front of climate change on pos-
sible new global waning moni-
toring facilities at Kurupukari.
These initiatives are in keep-
ing with the support the
Centre's patron, the Prince of

"As the implications of cli-
mate change become ever more
apparent, the international
community looks towards in-
stitutions such as Iwokrama to
demonstrate through interna-
tional research, education and
local community relations that
it is possible to achieve environ-
mental sustainability and social
responsibility without recourse
to actions that may cause pro-
found ecological damage to the
world," Prince Charles stated.
Last week, the Centre
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focused on four principle lines
of business eco-tourism, tim-

ber, training and intellectual prop-
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A:By Inal Ersan
B) Richard Waddington and Sophie Walker
DUBAI (Reuters) Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden
warned Iraq's Shi'ite majority yesterday of retaliation over GENEVA iReuters) World Trade Organization IWTlO)
attacks on Sunni Arabs and that his group would fight the states asked \'TO chief Pascal Lanm yesterday to try to
United States anywhere in the world. broker a deal after failing yet again to break a deadlock
,. Bin Laden, making his second Internet broadcast in two days in global free trade negotiations.
Sand one of his strongest comments on sectarian divisions in Iraq, Inssling the WTO's~ Doha "round" k as nor dead despite
also warned the world community to stay out of Somalia, where the repeated setbacks. they turned to the 58-year-old French
Islamists have fought their way to power in Mogadishu. director-general in an increasingly desperate search for
"We will fight (foreign) soldiers on the land of Somalia ... compronuse
and we reserve the right to punish them (countries that send Lamn said the round, launched nearly file year. ago to
troops) on its land and anywhere possible," said the speaker on boost global growth and lift nullions out of poserry. % as clearly
the audio tape, sounding like the Saudi-born militant. In crisis but a deal could sutll be done.
"We warn all of the countries in the world not to respond "There has been no progress, therefore we are in a cnsis.'"
to America by sending international troops to Somalia." Lamr told journalists after accepting the challenge "But the
A U.S. intelligence official, declining to be named, said there sense is that it remains doable."
was no reason to doubt it was bin Laden on the tape, which Despite warnings by Lamy that the future of the round
was posted on an Internet site used by Islamists. hung by a thread, top trading powers were unable to agree after
Bin Laden, a Sunni Muslim from a school that sees Shi'ite two days of talks on hov. far rich nations should slash farm
Muslims as heretics, said the Sunni Arab minority in Iraq was subsidies and tariffs and developing countries should open their
being annihilated. manufacturing markets.
"Unarmed people among Mesopotamia's Islam folk are being "'We have clearly reached something of an impasse here
subjected to an annihilation campaign at the hands of the gangs But does that mean the round is dead No. We have no
of hatred and treason ... in the government of (Nuri) al-Maliki." intention of giving up hope," U.S. Trade Representative Susan
He said Shi'ites could not "violate" Sunni cities in Iraq and Schwab told a news conference.
at the same time expect their own areas to remain "safe from Without a deal during this weekend's negotiations. Lamy
retaliation and harm." had said the WTO could run out of time to finish the Doha
Iraq's south is dominated by Shi'ites who took power in round, which also covers complex issues such as services, by
the country after the 2003 U.S.-led war while central and the end of the year. which is the absolute cut-off.
northern cities he listed in his tape are chiefly Sunni areas where Calling the meeting neither a "success nor a disaster,"
insurgents have been active against the Shi'ite-led government European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson said earlier that
r |and U.S.-led forces. a breakthrough must come before the end of July.
F ro g r\ The United States has often accused al Qaeda of stoking Heads of government of the so-called G6 Australia, Brazil,
F o r e tensions between Shi'ites and Sunnis in Iraq to try to trigger a India. Japan, the EU and the United States which has been
civil war. It has put a $5 million bounty on the head of Zarqawi's taking the lead in negotiations, could soon meet, possibly at
successor. the G8 summit later this month in St Petersburg.
A mouse rides on the back of a frog In floodwaters In the ENDORSEMENT NO "BENDING BACKWARDS"
northern Indian city Lucknow June 30, 2006. REUTERS/ Bin Laden endorsed Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also believed The talks stalled late on Friday at the end of the first of
Pawan Kumar (INDIA) to have the name of Abu Ayyub al-Masri, as the new leader of an originally scheduled three days of negotiations between
al Qaeda in Iraq after the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a ministers from some 60 WTO states who had hoped to settle
U.S. air strike on June 7. the core issues that are delaying progress on the overall round.
"We have been informed that our mujahideen brothers at Developing countries said they would not let rich nations
(Iraq's) al Qaeda have chosen Abu Hamnza al-Muhajir as their negotiate away the primary purpose of the Doha round to
emir ... I pray God that he will be the best successor of the best give economic opportunities to millions living in poverty.
SI I predecessor," he said. "We are not here to bend backwards to accommodate more
Bin Laden ordered Muhajir to focus the fight "on the market access for industrialized nauons. We are not going to
Americans and their allies" and advised him not to break away allow ourselves to be blamed for any failure," said Zambian
from the Mujahideen Shura Council, an umbrella of Sunni militant Trade Minister Dipak Patel.
Applicant must be experience in groups led by al Qaeda. "Dispute is evil as a whole and (being The talks pit the European Union and the United Stares
part of) a group is mercy," he said. against each other and against leading developing states.
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2003, He urged Muslims to send men and funds to support fighters Despite the paralysis. some diplomats talked of a "managed
in Iraq. "Muslims should rescue their brothers in Mespotamia cnsis." Few saw the end-June meeting as the moment of truth.
QUICKBOOKS, ACCPAC & with money and men to deter the aggression of the crusaders Lamy won the new room for man euvre he was seeking,
INTERNET/E-MAILS. and apostates," he said. they said.
Muslims should punish the leaders of political parties "We clearly need a different mode of operation,"
that allied with the United States after "they expel the Lamy said, adding he expected shuttle diplomacy, high-
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Chavez urges Africa

to unite against U.S.

By Daniel Flynn
BANJUL (Reuters) -
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez called on Africa
yesterday to forge closer ties
with Latin America to combat
what he called a threat of
U.S. hegemony.
Chavez, whose repeated
criticism of America has raised
hackles in Washington, called on
an African Union summit to
cooperate with Latin America in
everything from oil production
to university education to
counter "colonial" meddling in
developing nations.
Citing the example of
Venezuela and Bolivia, he urged
Africa to seize greater control
of its energy resources. He
described the low royalty
payments made by some
foreign oil companies as
"We should march together,
Africa and Latin America,
brother continents with the
same roots ...Only together can
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"The world is threatened
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American empire," said the
former paratrooper, following
speeches from African leaders
which had criticised
Africa's abundant natural
resources ranging from precious
metals to iron ore and oil should
make it a wealthy continent if it
were freed from outside
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"Africa has everything to
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power in the 21st century.
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Caribbean are equipped to
become another pole," he said.
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opponent of U.S. foreign policy,
avezhailedIran'sright o dwtop
nuclear technology for peaceful
Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is
also attending the summit in
the Gambian capital Banjul.

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'El Norte' tallies few votes in
Mexico election
By Mary Milliken
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Blame it on a bureaucratic
voting process, disillusionment with politics back home or
lack of time while juggling jobs, but only a fraction of the
Mexicans living in the United Slates took advantage of
their first opportunity to vote from abroad.
Of the estimated 6 7 million Mexicans of voting age in
the United States, only 40,000 registered to vote by mail in
Mexico's presidential election today a lower number than
expected after years of calls for a foreign vote.
"I think the process was just too tedious and they weren't
given enough time to do it," said Maite Salazar, who runs a Las
Vegas-based Hispanic marketing firm. "And then you tie that
to the apathy and the indifference and the feeling that they can't
make a difference."
Mexico's fear of fraud in its first foreign voting initiative
might have played a part in the laborious registration.
"The high number of Mexican nationals who are living
abroad estimated at 5 to 10 per cent of the population has
the potential for being a swing vote," said Harry Pachon.
president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the
University of Southern California.
"' think they were concerned about electoral due process
not being followed."
The 40,000 votes could, however, be crucial in a tight race
between leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Felipe
Calderon from the incumbent conservative party.
Still, some immigrants feel frustrated by their lack of
political punch back home, especially given their economic
"We defuse the social tensions in Mexico by sending some
$24 billion to our families each year for food, education.
transport, utilities and taxes." said Baldomero Capiz, who
represents the immigrant farm workers known as braceros.
The braceros planned a symbolic vote at La Placita Church
- the Mexican heart of Los Angeles yesterday to protest the
difficulties of registering. Activists also were chartering buses
to the border city of Tijuana to vote on Sunday.
Teresa Velez, who sells souvenirs near La Placita,
registered and voted along with three of the four other
people in her family that came to the United States.

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MOST regrettably, controversies and doomsday forecasts
have become routine developments prior to national elec-
tions in Guyana. And so, we are once again enmeshed
in this scenario as the Guyana Elections Commission
(GECOM) pushes ahead with final arrangements for gen-
eral elections 2006 on a yet to be fixed date in Septem-
Prior to the announced decision by GECOM last week
to publish the revised voters register for the coming poll,
the independent Electoral Assistance Bureau (EAB) had
given its own positive declaration on the 2006 Prelimi-
nary List of Electors (PLE), based on a scientific
sampling assessment.
The EAB's credibility has grown with its involvement
in successive elections over the years, prior to and fol-

lowing the restoration of electoral democracy with
the October 1992 poll.
The Bureau's findings, however, would not be warmly
embraced by parties and organizations that have their
own agendas and preconceived ideas about what
should, or not should not be for the conduct of the com-
ing poll.
Assurances from GECOM, whose own competence
for elections-readiness has come under serious ques-
tioning, hardly seem relevant at this stage.
However, with publication of the revised voters' list,
GECOM must understand its obligations to go on a full-
scale public relations exercise to inform electors of their
rights and obligations. Critical to this process is ensur-
ing that legitimate voters are not deprived of their consti-
tutional right on elections day. All contesting parties must
also become involved in this process.
Last Thursday's decision by two of the three opposi-
tion nominees on GECOM (Haslyn Parris and Lloyd Jo-
seph), to again withdraw their services and possibly re-
sign later has once again underscored the extent
of divisions that continue to have a negative impact
on an electorate hoping to exercise their
franchise under credible arrangements and in a peace-
ful environment.
It is not to be assumed that one side on the Commis-
sion is wholly right and the other side completely wrong.
What seems desirable is for the Commissioners to avoid
extreme positions and seek resolutions, based on facts.
Resignation of any of the six Commissioners at this
late stage of the Commission's programme for elections

2006 does not seem to be of practical value.
There remain a number of troubling questions
about political activities to disenfranchise legitimate vot-
ers from the PLE with a view to perhaps strengthen a
case against GECOM. Unfortunately, the Commission
may have to live with some of the allegations and pres-
sures due to its own shortcomings in being more appro-
priately engaged with the electorate at large.
For now, the focus must be on getting it right with the
publication of the revised voters' register. ALL contest-
ing parties, including the so-called "Johnny-come-lately)
(to quote Mr. Winston Murray) that' seems to be worrying
the PNCR very much, have an obligation to make sure
that NO legitimate voter is deliberately kept off the re-
vised roll.

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There is a case for CARICOM response

There is a case for CARICOM response

THE sovereignty of not just
on.e but three Caribbean
Community states may have
been compromised by the
United States of America in
the kidnapping last Thursday
of the Guyanese business-
man Roger Khan from a
prison in Suriname and forc-
ibly flown to Miami, via
Trinidad and Tobago.
One of his lawyers in
Guyana, Glen Hanoman, cur-

rently spearheading moves for
legal action against the Justice
Minister in Suriname,
Chandrikapersad Santokhi, and
Trinidad and Tobago's Attorney
General John Jeremy, has ac-
cused the U.S. authorities of re-
sorting to "cowboy tactics" in
the kidnapping of Khan to
face trial for alleged cocaine
smuggling into the USA.
Hanoman, who told this
writer yesterday that he was
discussing with legal colleagues
the making of a formal com-
plaint to CARICOM on the im-
plications of Khan's kidnapping
by U.S. officials, had earlier told

Clearly, having abandoned,
somersaulted really, on ALL the
chilling charges made against
Khan, and expediently settling
to deport him as an "illegal"
visitor, Suriname had the legal
and moral obligation to
send him back to his
homeland, just across the
Corentyne River.
Instead, as has now been ex-
posed both by Suriname's me-
dia and lawmakers, that
neighboring state has evidently.
facilitated Khan's seizure by
U.S. law enforcement officials
from its maximum security
prison at Santo Boma,

of Home Affairs, Gail Teixeira,
said when questioned about
Khan's removal from Suriname
by U.S. agents: "As far as we
know, Roger Khan is not in

How very profound an ob-
servation. Well, Minister
Teixeira, it is now KNOWN
that Khan, a Guyanese national,
was illegally seized and forcibly
flown to the USA to face
charges relating to allegations of
exporting cocaine to that coun-
It is further KNOWN that

stances by which U.S. law en-
forcement officials were facili-
tated in carrying out their act of
"extraordinary rendition" in the
case of Roger Khan.
In Suriname itself, lawmak-
ers have'already started to
openly criticise the administra-
tion of President Roland

reviewing relations with the
Ironically, the USA's latest
laugh on the claims by small
states in this region to .protec-
tion of their sovereignty as ex-
posed by the kidnapping of
Khan has come while
CARICOM continues the long
wait on U.S. authorities to bring
to justice the Cuban emigre, Luis
Posada Carriles.
He has been exposed for his
working relations with. the U.S.
Central Intelligence Agency and
direct involvement in the 1976
bombing of a Cubana commer-
cial aircraft off Barbados that
wasted the lives of some 75
But Posada continues to en-
joy protection in the USA-in the
face of CARCOM'S
collective demand, at the 2005
St. Lucia Summit, for him to be

MINISTFR rAll -rlveln A
..... "I illVlnM
the media of assistance agents
of the governments of Surinune
and Trinidad and Tobago would
have had to provide the Ameri-
can officials.
In a sensational display in
the Caribbean region of the con-
troversial "rendition" politics of
the George Bush Administra-
tion, U.S. authorities have suc-
ceeded in puncturing, by their
single daring 'get-Khan'
operation, the much vaunted
claims by Guyana, Suriname
and Trinidad and Tobago to
"politic:.! sovereignty" and
coniimilment to "lhe rule of

while pretending to the media
that he was being deported via
Trinidad and Tobago.
The deception was to be
further perpetuated in Trinidad
and lohago where the Attorney
General's office and immigra-
tion officials were made aware
of the Guyanese "rendition"
prisoner in the custody of U.S.
officials who later obtained
"free passage" to fly hii off on
a wailinig aircraft to \Ameriica.
in a brief response thal. on
reflection, is q11il laughable for
\hatl it does mi)' \,,\ M selci


the Guyanese police including
Commissioner Winston Felix
with whom he has an open row
- have been unable to institute
ANY charges against him.
A question of immediate rel-
evance, therefore, is: Will
Guyana raise its voice against
the "kidnapping and extraordi-
nary rendition" to quote the
victim's lawyer. Hanoman that
has taken place?
The question for Prime
Minister Patrick Manning is
whether he would
requIesti nftornl nation I'roin Ils' AI
toniCeyc (Generall n the circuill

Venetiaan, for allowing the
USA's kidnapping of a
CARICOM national while in
the custody of Surinamese au-
thorities and awaiting trial on
criminal charges. Does President
Venetiaan consider that he has
an obligation to ask his Minis-
ter of Justice Santokhi to ex-
plain his complete somersault
from the allegations he made
about Khan prior to the kidnap-
ping incident and after the
Guyanese national was safely in
the custody of U.S. law en-
torccmcnt officers?
The dramatic development
of Khan's kidnapping could not
have occurred at a more oppor-
tune moment for CARICOM
governments to take a prin-
cipled stand if they wish -
against the bullying and. illegal
behaviour of U.S. authorities in
a Community committed to the
rule of law.

The opportunity is pre-
sented by this week's 27th
CARICOM Summit that begins
in St. Kitts tomorrow. The
issue could well be considered
within the contest of disicusioi
oil crinle tanJ; 1 I'Cll-i\ ol n

brought to justice for that "most
horrific act of terrorism"
ever experienced by the. coun-
tries of the Community.
Apparently, it is easier for
the USA to kidnap an accused
CARICOM national while he
awaits trial in a Community
partner state and bundle him off
to the "land of the free and
home of the brave", than to bring
to justice the CIA-trained anti-
Castro Posada, whose
"terrorism" satisfies Uncle
Sam's own national security in-
Let's see what develops at
this week's CARICOM Summit
on the implications of the Bush
Administration extending its
"extraordinary rendition" poli-
tics to our region, while still fac-
ing the anger of the Council of
Europe and leading human rights
organizations over its flagrant
disregard for fundamental hu-
man rights.
Readers should be advised
against being optimistic,
knowing that at this time we
are dealing with a regional
political directorate that
seem more keen on accom-
niodatini than standing up to
I n'le "Saim.


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0 7UNIAY, CHR9I^I lyO21__6 I


HAIL Rasta!
You see how broadly Police
Commissioner Winston Felix
was smiling yesterday? Him no
seen in public smiling like that
for a long time, man. (See that
photo on our page one today,
Why was he smiling so, like
Felix the cat just drink the milk
and licking its lips and think no-
body notice?
What? You think he happy
because the Guyana Police Force
is observing its 167th anniver-
sary and he was at the church
service yesterday morning?
And that's where you were
passing when you heard people
singing hymns, but one man was
singing louder than everybody
else, and you stopped, listened
more keenly, peeped and saw it
was the Police Commissioner
who was almost drowning out
the other hymn-singers?
And you heard him singing
which hymns?
These two hymns with the
following verses?
Now Thank We All Our
'Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and
Who wondrous things hath
In whom his world re-
Light Shining Out of Dark-
'God moves in a mysterious
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in
the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up his bright
And works his sovereign
So, Rasta, you think he was
singing praises to the Most
High because the Police Force
yesterday began one month of
activities to celebrate its 167th
But, why did persons hear
others loudly saying 'Roger
that' every time the Police
Commissioner struck a high
note as he was loudly singing
hymns yesterday?
Roger who?
Roger that, blood, Roger
You never hear about
'Roger that'?
Well, for your education,
'Roger that' is slang, usually
used in radio transmissions such
as military communications,
meaning "I understand" or "I
hear you."
It is also synonymous with
"I copy that." And often it is
just "Roger".
Here's an example for you,
"All units, this is a Code
Red. Return to base, over?"
"Roger that '-eading to
Oh, now you understand!
And Rasta, you now say you
too heard a lot of people say-

ing 'Roger that' yesterday as
the church service was going on'?
Well blood, I wonder what's
really happening, because this
'Roger that' thing catching on
here faster than the bird flu.
A little bird told me there was
a lot of 'Roger that' flying around
here, in Suriname, and in Wash-
ington and Trinidad last week.
According to the little bird,
there was word in the air from
early last week that the eagle
(you know whose eagle, right?)
was moving in for a strike in
Suriname and the other little
birds there and nearby were
warned to tuck their beaks un-
der that dark part by where
their tail feathers begin and not
give a chirp.
All the frightened, poor
little birds could do was go
'cheep, cheep...Roger that',
that little bird told me.
And that went on for a
couple of days until Wednesday
night when the military trans-

missions over and around
Suriname, according to the little
bird, burst into sudden fury and
it was all about 'Roger that!'
The Roger influence was so
great in that country that night,
the little bird said, that a stork
passing by swore that, nine
months from now, he would be
bringing in hundreds of babies
named Roger. (Rasta, you know
some people still believe storks
fly in with the babies when
pregnant mothers deliver like
you believe a certain man was
lustily singing hymns yesterday
morning because it was the start
of the Police Force's anniver-
sary observances!)
The little bird said there was
then a sudden silence when a
sharp warning came over the
airwaves, "The eagle has
landed!' And the other little
birds tucked their beaks further
beneath their tail feathers as
they were told.
After a while, there came

'Roger caged' and there was a
flow of 'Roger that'.
By next morning, it was
'Fly Roger', accompanied by a
lot of 'Roger that' all the way
to Trinidad, where the order
was 'Stand down, Roger com-
ing in, Roger going out", fol-
lowed by a stream of 'Roger
And, said the little bird,
which was, as you can imagine
a very busy bird over that pe-
riod, there was 'Roger gone', ac-
companied by more 'Roger that'
and plenty, plenty relief among
some people here, in Suriname,
Trinidad and the U.S.
Rasta, you want to know
which Roger they were talking
about? If it was the Roger the
Guyana Police and Army
wanted in connection with the
AK-47 rifles stolen from the
What you say, Rasta? That
AK-47 rifles thing look just like
the cocaine, assassination and

-ha..,f Khan

other charges the Surinamese
said they had nabbed him for and
then said they found out he only
entered the country illegally and
so all they could do was deport
him to Guyana?
So, if they deport him to
Guyana, how come they fly him
over Guyana, to Trinidad, then
to New York?
That's called what, Rasta?
Backtracking to Guyana? Be-
cause Roger backtracked to

Yeah, right.
Believe that and you be-
lieve storks still bring babies.
Ah, you pick up the rea-
soning, and you now under-
stand that with 'Roger gone',
why that man was really sing-
ing hymns so loudly yesterday
and why so many other people
were fervently saying 'Roger
Roger that, Rasta.
In the more times, blood,
in the more times.

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THE Caribbean Court of
Justice (CCJ) is said to be
facing its first test when it
delivers its ruling on whether
to overturn a landmark rul-
ing by the London-based
Privy Council and allow the
death penalty to be carried
out in Barbados.
No doubt the abolitionists
who have already maligned the
CCJ as a "hanging court" will be
keeping a keen eye on the rul-
ing while governments, mem-
bers of the legal profession,
death row prisoners and others
will be anxious to see how the
CCJ rules on this very conten-
tious and highly emotive issue.
The Barbados Government,
which has adopted the CCJ as
its final court of appeal, wants
to hang two death row prison-
ers, convicted of murder in 1999
and not be bound by a 1993
Privy Council decision on the
Jamaican Pratt and Morgan case
that execution of persons who
have been on death row for
more than five years was cruel
-" inhu 1**^* ruin l has _"
blocked Caribbean countries that

: CJ

uphold the Privy Council as
their final appellate from carry-
ing out hangings, the maximum
penalty for convicted killers.
In Trinidad, over 60 death
row prisoners have benefited
from the Pratt and Morgan rul-
ing, and are now serving life im-
Barbados and Guyana,
which had its own final court in
Georgetown, are, however, the
only two Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) states that have
done the necessary amendments
to their constitutions to allow
the CCJ to become their high-
est court.
The question of a Caribbean
Court of Appeal, as previously
called, to replace the Privy
Council had been on the agenda
of CARICOM since 1970, long
before the idea of the Caribbean
Single Market and Economy
(CSME) was conceived.
Setting up the CCJ has also
been an expensive undertaking
by Caribbean countries that
have established a US$100M
trust fund for its operations.
:he Port of Spain-based
court remains grossly under-

utilised because contracting
states are yet to fully make the
CCJ their final court and are
still hanging on to the coat-tail
of the Privy Council.
What has happened to coun-
tries such as Trinidad and To-
bago and Jamaica that have been
in the forefront of lobbying for
the CCJ to replace the London
Privy Council that has been
their final appellate for civil and
criminal appeals for more than
160 years?
And what of Antigua and
Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Ja-
maica, St Kitts and Nevis, St
Lucia, Suriname, Dominica and
the St Vincent and the Grena-
dines, the other contracting par-
ties to the CCJ?
Some argue that the coun-
tries are more eager for the court
in its original jurisdiction to
oversee trade disputes. They
might also be waiting to see the
"quality" of rulings that are de-
livered by the CCJ, others say.
I'm aware that some gov-
ernments are facing political and
in the case of Trinidad and To-
bago, a legal challenge to block
the CCJ from becoming the

country's final court.
Trinidad and Tobago's Op-
position party has filed a con-
stitutional motion in the local
court in which it wants the CCJ
Act to be declared unconstitu-
The CCJ Act was passed by
a simple majority in the House
of Representatives and the Sen-
ate and proclaimed last Decem-
The motion states that
based on official government
statistics, actual expenditure to
the CCJ during the period
2002-2004 was more than
US$34M, yet the CCJ had not
heard a single case adjudicating
on the rights of the State or
people of the country.
The motion seeks to have
the High Court determine that
judgments of the CCJ are not fi-
nal decisions on cases for
Trinidad and Tobago since the
country's Constitution only
recognized the High Court, Ap-
peal Court and Privy Council as

final appellate courts.
What is baffling about this
move by the Opposition is that
when the United National Con-
gress (UNC) was in govern-
ment, it threw its full support
behind the CCJ, saying that it
would be a symbol of the
region's efforts to assert its in-
dependence, forge Caribbean
unity and develop Caribbean
The then government even
argued that the Privy Council
was geographically far removed
from the Caribbean and that
very few people had the money
to take their appeals all the
way to London.
Now we have a complete
turn-about position by the
former ruling party.
There are also rumblings in
other Caribbean quarters about
not having faith in the CCJ.
Quite recently, CCJ Presi-
dent Michael de la Bastide
spoke out about the lack of
support for the court, express-
ing some frustration that coun-
tries still want to hold on to the
Privy Council, decades after
achieving independence from
It's now a little too late for
back-tracking on the CCJ.
The CCJ is reality and the
only way it can really function
optimally is for member coun-
tries of the community to
throw their full support behind
Otherwise, it's an injus-
tice to have a very expensive
court with little work to do
while the Privy Council, the
last remaining symbol of our
colonial past, is still adjudi-
cating on our legal matters.

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

GENERAL elections in
Guyana to elect the Presi-
dent and Government of the
country will most probably be
held in early September.
At the tinie of writing, the
Guyana Elections Commission
(GECOM) appears ready to
publish a voters' list thus set-
ting the stage for President
Bharrat Jagdeo to announce an
election date.
The list is based on the
2001 electoral register with new
names added between October
2005 and March this year dur-
ing a process of continuous reg-
istration, but its legitimacy has
been challenged by opposition
political parties and the private
sector. They claim that the list
has not been verified and that it
includes names of persons who
have died or emigrated and.
therefore, creates the opportu-
nity for fraud. Questions have
also been raised abdut whether
persons continue to reside in
the regions where their names
appear on the list.
Despite their concerns
about the list. it is likely that
the numerous opposition par-
ties will contest the general elec-
tions, recognizing that a boycott
would simply lead to a walk
over for the ruling People's Pro-
gressive Parly/Civic (PPP/C)
which has now held office for
fourteen years.
But, both the opposition
political parties and the private
sector will want water tight as-
surances from GECOM and the
Guyana Government that the
procedures for voting at every
polling station is such that bal-
lot boxes cannot be stuffed with
ballots from non existent voters.
The main opposition party,
the People's National Congress
Reform (PNCR) led by Robert

Corbin, has been particularly
vocal about the need to verify
the accuracy of the electoral
register. If the PNCR decides
to contest the election, it will no
doubt do so in the expectation
that scrutineers will be permit-
ted to follow the process
closely from the casting of the
first ballot to the counting of the
Fortunately for Guyana and
the Guyanese people, the
PNCR leader showed great re-
sponsibility by not putting
supporters on the streets in
mass protest demonstrations
despite his insistence that the
voters' list be verified.
Such demonstrations would
have unnerved further the ma-
jority of the people who are al-
ready living on tenterhooks,
desperately concerned about
safety and security.
In the last few months, the
country has been rocked by a rise
in the incidents of killings linked
to drug traffickers, and the almost
causal abandon with which vio-
lent crimes are committed.
There is also a rising desire
by a growing number of the
population to see an end to the
politics of race which has pa-
ralysed Guyana's social and
economic development over the
last 50 years and locked the na-
tion in poverty.
This is a mood that has
been obviously been sensed by
the PNCR leader, Corbin, who
has publicly declared that he
supports a "One Guyana" gov-
ernment, and the PNCR would
share power with other parties
even if it wins an overall major-
ity in the elections.
Traditionally, the PNCR
has counted its main support
from Guyanese of African de-

But, it is a new political
party, the Alliance for Change
(AFC) that has made eschew-
ing racial politics the main
plank of its appeal to the
Guyanese people. Led by three
persons each of whom broke
away from the one of the tra-
ditional three main political
parties in Guyana the AFC
has galvanised support remark-
ably quickly, and though it is
unlikely to win the election, it
appears set to command
enough of the parliamentary
seats to compel both the PPP/
C and the PNCR to a bargain-
ing table.
The AFC's three leaders
Raphael Trotman (formerly
PNCR), Khemraj Ramjattan
(formerly PPP/C) and Sheila
Holder (formerly linked to the
Working People's Alliance) have
made it clear that they want a
government in which power is
shared by all the parties that are
elected to parliament.
President Jagdeo and the
PPP/C have not indicated that
they would be interested in
power sharing after the elec-
tions whatever the result. It is
understandable that they
haven't. If a ruling party states
ahead of an election that it is
willing to share power, there
would be any number of critics
who would submit that such a
statement is an admission that
it has lost its capacity to win.
But, the PPP/C now has to
look beyond its core East Indian
support if it is to win the elec-
The 2002 population cen-
sus, which was only published
recently, shows that the East
Indian community, which used
to be about half the population,
has dropped to 43.4%. Given
Guyana's electoral system of
proportional representation, it
has to be assumed that, while
they have not expressly stated
it, the PPP/C too is contemplat-

ing some form of power shar-
ing after the elections if it is to
participate in government.
The size of the African
community has also declined.
It is now 30.2% of the popula-
tion making it mandatory for the
PNCR to pursue support be-
yond its base in the African
Significantly, increases in
population numbers were re-
flected in the mixed races com-
munity which was up to
16.7;%, and the Amerindian
community which grew to
9.2% of the total population.
More than likely the AFC
support has come from the
mixed races who would instinc-
tively shun voting that is de-
signed to keep one racial group
or another in a position of po-
litical dictation.
In any event, this situation

provides a real opportunity for
Guyana which was one of the
most developed countries of the
Caribbean in the early 1970s
and is now the second poorest
after Haiti despite all its abun-
dant natural resources.
More than any other factor,
racial politics has been the bane
and blight that has tormented
and retarded Guyana.
A government, after the
elections, that is drawn from the

major political parties could
give the country a chance to
tackle effectively both its eco-
nomic challenges and the im-
mense problems of crime and
security that now confront it.
Such a government would at-
tract the active financial support
of both the public and private sec-
tors in the international commu-
nity. It would also make the na-
tion stronger and discourage those
external forces who take advan-
tage of its internal divisions to ad-
vance their own agenda.
Should there be a power
sharing government, the vast re-
sources of Guyana in agriculture
and minerals could open an era
of prosperity not only for
Guyanese but also for the
people of the Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) who
would benefit from the invest-
ment and employment opportu-
nities a revitalised Guyana
would bring to the Caribbean
Single Market.
First though, there must be a
peaceful even if vigorous elec-
tion campaign, and the electoral
process must be such that it can
stand the toughest scrutiny.
(Responses to:

emotiona Ideelpmet

WHAT emotion is to man,
love is to the soul; it entices
its value. Emotions in chil-
dren are a complex phenom-
enon because it is not easy to
study them and much of what
we think we understand is
cognitive and not emotion. Its
very complexity and depth
challenges our limitations in
definition and explanation.
This becomes more complex
as emotion is integrally a part
of other aspects of develop-
ment. Emotion is an integral
part of motivation and not
readily separated. In fact,
many textbooks on motivation
combine motivation and emo-
tion. It is no less significant
in the physiological develop-
ment and overall health.
A classroom with a healthy
emotional atmosphere is one that
fosters learning and growing. It is
well documented that with the
biological state there follows the
emotional functions and vice-
versa. A happy person creates
"happy cells", reduces carbon di-
oxide in the body and develops
immunity to diseases. Alterna-
tively, a sad state increases de-
pression and exposes the body to
diseases. The famous Norman
Cousins' story and recovery from
a strange illness is told many
times, 'Anatomy on an Illness' is
mind over matter.

A child is born with the need
to express his emotions. Love,
hate and disgust are all inborn.
Smiles, laughter and tears are all
found in children born blind
from birth. One of the early
emotions is that of attachment
or bonding, a form of security
that is essential for later growth.
As he grows and develops, he
will learn what are the sources
of laughter and anger, and his
repertoire of appropriate re-
sponses will increase. "An in-
fant takes his emotions straight
without sugar or cream". By age
three, he is experiencing a vari-
ety of emotions such as joy.
sadness, anger, fear. excitement.
pride, shame and g'."' '- "'
laugh or show surprise at incon-
gruous events. Peck-a-boo game

is funny because it is the sud-
den appearance and disappear-
ance of a person. In infants, ob-
ject permanence has not been
established and so out of sight
is out of mind. He will learn to
tell or retell jokes that he heard
from family or friends; jokes
that elicit laughter. Humour is an
important part of anyone's life.
It can soothe any difficult per-
son in tense situations or dif-
fuse any conflict. It is important
to recognize that every child, in
spite of family background, will
develop his own emotional

There is no agreement on
how many emotions are basic. It
seems to depend on the culture.
Some experts suggest joy, hap-
piness, sadness, fear, anger, sur-
prise and disgust. These are uni-
versal and unlearned and physi-
ological nerve circuits underlie
them. Each of these occurs in
varying degrees shaped by one's
culture. Emotions as culturally
influenced does communicate
one's feelings verbally but more
especially non-verbally. The face
is an excellent place to find hu-
man emotions, especially the
eyes and the mouth. In some ani-
mals, e.g. dog it is the tail. IT,
gender di! nru'' - m,- --'," m'n-_
;;:.y to snow de,.. emotion
about sexual infidelity, women
report more satisfaction with life

situations. Overall, women ex-
perience more emotion internally
than men do. Emotional intelli-
gence has been recently dis-
cussed to remove the idea that
emotions can be debilitating.
Daniel Goldman, among other
writers, debunks the idea that, "I
think, therefore, I am" and that
emotion is a hindrance to think-
ing. He advocates the importance
of emotion as a significant aspect
of growth and development.
Emotional experience is a central
aspect of human experience and
should be considered an integral
function for a total life experi-

Helping to form a positive
identity is a crucial aspect of
emotional development. The
child needs to establish a con-
cept of his own importance.
His name is uniquely his. His
books will be labelled with his
name. With his name he is
special, he is different. His
name is music to his ears, es-
pecially as he hears his name
in a positive light. "Timmy did
well on the test". "Sheila's
work is very neat". On the
other hand his name can be-
come a problem for the
teacher: "John is the trouble-
maker". It is the responsibil-
ity of the parent and the
teacher to help with a positive
identity. The child is greeted
with delight as he wakes up in
the morning, is invited to
breakfast or any meal. He is
greeted entering school or
leaving school with words or
expressions of pleasantries. As
the child grows he increases
his association with people,
objects and events. Parents
will become his pride and he
will defend their ways and
habits. It is the parents' val-
ues and customs that he will
first begin to inculcate. In
adolescence he will challenge
his parents' value but much of
these values will stay with him
e i t "ufe. His religion and
even political affiliations are
only few of such identifica-
To be continued next week

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Latin America-CARICOM relations:

Deserving economic benefits

(The writer is Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela.
The views expressed are
solely those of the writer.)

Bachelet's visit to Jamaica on
June 9 demonstrates Chile's
increasing interest in pro-
moting closer political and
economic relations with
CARICOM countries. During
her meeting with the new Ja-
maican Prime Minister, Mrs.
Portia Simpson Miller, the
two leaders examined a
range of regional and hemi-
spheric issues. They also un-
derlined the importance of
promoting greater regional
integration, through foster-
ing greater cooperation be-
tween Chile and CARICOM
member states, as well as be-
tween the South American
and Caribbean sub-regions
During these discussions,
Prime Minister Simpson Miller
informed President Bachelet of
the progress being made to-
wards the full implementation
of the CARICOM Single Mar-
ket and Economy (CSME), ex-
plaining that Jamaica and five
other countries have already in-
troduced the Single Market as-
pect of the CSME. She
emphasised the significance of
the CSME as a key develop-
mental strategy in the sub-
region's efforts to integrate into
the global economy, and
thanked the Chilean Govern-
ment for the valuable technical
assistance that it has provided
to CARICOM in institutional
capacity building.
She also highlighted the tre-
mendous benefits which the
CSME would have for the ex-
pansion of intra-regional trade
and the creation of new oppor-
tunities for "pan-CARICOM"
investments and regional eco-
nomic integration. She noted
that Chilean firms could be en-
couraged to take advantage of
the enlarged market and im-
proved framework for doing
business within CARICOM.
Chile has long been provid-
ing CARICOM countries with

political, technical and adminis-
trative support. For example, a
number of diplomats from the
sub-region received their train-
ing at the Chilean diplomatic
school through scholarships.
And from time to time, the
South American republic has
provided technical assistance to
improve the work of various
CARICOM bodies.
On the other hand, the close
political friendships between
Chile and CARICOM have won
valuable support for the former
in international organizations.
More recently, CARICOM
played a vital role to elect
former Chilean Foreign Minis-
ter Jos6 Miguel Insulza as Sec-
retary General of the
Organisation of American States.
This political support can
surely be expanded into eco-
nomic support which can see
more Chilean trade and invest-
ment finding footholds in
CARICOM countries.
This is also prime season
for other Latin American coun-
tries reaching out to
CARICOM. Earlier this year
the Colombian Foreign Affairs
Minister, Carolina Barco, vis-
ited some CARICOM countries,
including Guyana, and dis-
cussed issues of bilateral and re-
gional political and economic
Currently, there is some
hemispheric heat building up
around the campaign by Ven-
ezuela and Guatemala for one
non-permanent seat (set aside
for the Latin America and the
Caribbean group) on the UN
Security Council. And since

the group has not decided on
any single candidate, it is ex-
pected that between now and
September, both Venezuela
and Guatemala will lobby in-
tensely throughout
CARICOM and in other sub-
regions for support.
Since it is more or less a
general practice at the UN for
choices made within a particu-
lar regional group to be sup-
ported by other regional groups,
all eyes and ears will be trained
towards the Latin American and
Caribbean group to determine
where its majority support lies.
Will most countries of this
group lean towards Venezuela?
Or will they go for Guatemala
which is heavily backed by the
United States?
For countries wooing sup-
port for candidates to multilat-
eral institutions, CARICOM is
regarded as a gift basket of 14
votes. In these days when quid
pro quo in diplomatic relations
is openly normal, it is not un-
usual for lobbied countries to
ask for exchange of support for
their own candidates in multi-
lateral bodies in current or fu-
ture elections; or they may even
request support for political or
developmental issues they are
championing in the international
arena. Therefore, for
CARICOM countries, it will
not be untoward if they ask a
lobbying country what tangible
benefits political and economic
- they can procure by offering
their votes.
On the issue of the Security
Council seat, already one lead-
ing opposition politician in Ja-
maica has spoken out against
support for Venezuela whose
"socialism" he regards as dan-
gerous and whose PetroCaribe
initiative is viewed as a scheme
to pick up votes from regional
countries. And in Guyana, an
editorial in a leading indepen-
dent newspaper has urged that
government's support for Gua-
temala which has never yet held
a seat in the Council.
Obviously, Venezuela is
holding a strong hand in Latin
America and the Caribbean with
its PetroCaribe initiative, but it

Israel targets

Palestinian PM's office

GAZA (Reuters) Israeli forces
killed at least one person in
helicopter missile attacks on
the Gaza City office of Pal-
estinian Prime Minister

Ismail Haniyeh and an office
used by forces loyal to his
governing party, witnesses
They said Haniyeh, a

leader the militant Islamist
group Hamas, was not in his
office at the time. The person
was killed in the second strike
and was identified as a Hamas
In a separate air strike, a
missile was fired at a Gaza
school founded by the late
Hamas spiritual leader, Sheikh
Ahmed Yassin, witnesses said.
There were no casualties.
An Israeli military spokes-
woman confirmed the air force
targeted Haniyeh's office but
had no immediate word on the
other strikes.
Israel sent troops and
tanks into the Gaza Strip af-
ter Palestinian gunmen
snatched one of its soldiers in
a cross-border raid last Sun-
day. Civilian infrastructure
and facilities used by the Pal-
estinian government have
also be targeted in air

must be borne in mind that not
all the signatories are currently
benefiting from it. But in the
lobbying process, CARICOM
countries will have a good op-
portunity to urge Venezuela to
invest more of its petro-dollars
in trade and other areas of their
economies to expand job op-
portunities, economic growth
and poverty alleviation.
While Guatemala may not
be economically endowed, it
also stands a chance of winning
political support from
CARICOM through inter-re-
gional (Central American and
CARICOM) cooperation, and if
powerful countries backing its
candidature can deliver greater
economic support and provide
improved trade benefits to the

More or less, such invest-
ment support in CARICOM's
economies is what the Jamai-
can Prime Minister asked
the Chilean President to help
promote. In Chile's case,
CARICOM delivered the
goods by rendering political
support when it was needed.
Certainly, the time is oppor-
tune also for CARICOM gov-
ernments and private sector
groups to reach out more con-
sistently to their Latin coun-
terparts, particularly in
Mercosur and the Andean
Community, to encourage
more trade and investment.
By doing so, the sub-region
may yet win a significant
economic payback.

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GT&T had given assurances that the inconvenience expressed by GSM users
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However, these delays will ultimately lead to a further extending of the end of June
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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 2, 2006

Russia: Cuckoo

in the Nest

Time to





By Mr. Henry Charles, Regional Director of the
Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Centre,
Georgetown, Guyana.
LATER this year, November 17 to be precise, will be
commemorated as International Students Day. It is an
occasion when the international students' movement
engages in various forms of educational and mass-based
activities to highlight the
issues affecting students,
young people and victims of
social and economic
Unfortunately within re-
cent times, with the exception
of a very successful students
rally hosted last year by the
National Students body and
facilitated by the National
Youth Development Agency
of Jamaica, the commemora-
tion of this important interna-
tional event has become non-
existent in the Commonwealth
One factor which may
very well be responsible for this new reality is the relative
weakness and in many instances non-existence of vibrant
Please see page 11

TODAY, Sunday, July 2, the Russian rouble will become a
fully convertible currency, traded under the same rules as dol-
lars, euros, pounds and yen. The date was obviously chosen
by President Vladimir Putin to impress his guests at the G8
meeting in St. Petersburg in mid-July with Russia's economic
progress, and there really has been quite a lot of progress on
that front since he took over. But the Group of Seven, "the
world's most exclusive club," was originally meant to be an
annual gathering of the leaders of the biggest industrialized
It would be stretching the term to say that the new member of
the Group of Eight, as it became in 1996, is a democracy any more.
While sections of the Russian press still conduct raucous political
debates, the all-important medium of television has been brought
under direct or indirect state control, and more and more power
has been concentrated in Putin's hands. He talks openly of a "man-
aged democracy," and his chief economic adviser, Andrei Illarionov,
resigned last December saying that Russia was no longer free or
It's equally questionable whether Russia is really an
industrialized power any more. The Russian economy resembles
Nigeria's or Iran's more than those of its fellow G8 members: oil
and gas account for 70 per cent of the country's export earnings
and 30 per cent of its entire economy. Even after six years of Putin's
rule, Russian oil production has not risen back up to the level of
the early 90s, and only the high price of oil worldwide gives Rus-
sia some prosperity at home and some clout abroad.
Then there is Moscow's ruthless exploitation of its role as the
supplier of a quarterlof central and western Europe's gas to extort
a better price for its gas exports. Last January's crisis over Russian
gas supplies to Ukraine, which led to cuts in deliveries to countries
further west as well, has made western European countries ner-
vous about increasing their dependence on Russian gas exports. (And
the crisis may reignite, when newly confirmed Ukrainian Prime Min-
ister Yulia Tymoshenko faces a Russian demand for a further huge
price increase.)
Since the whole purpose of inviting Russia to join the G8 was
to encourage the growth of democracy and a modern free-market
economy in the ex-Communist giant, Russia's fellow G8 members
are filled with consternation at the way things have turned
out. However, they are at a loss for how to deal with the cuckoo in
their nest. Quiet persuasion doesn't seem to work, but neither does
noisy outrage.
When U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney criticised
Moscow's democratic deficit and its bullying energy policies
during a visit to Lithuania on Russia's own border last month,
Putin counterattacked by condemning the U.S. invasion of
Iraq: "Comrade Wolf knows whom to eat. He eats without lis-
tening and he is clearly not going to listen to anyone." But
Putin doesn't feel the need to listen either and neither do
Russians in general.

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The remarkable thing about
Putin's rule is that after six year in
office he continues to have the ap-
proval, according to reasonably re-
liable opinion polls, of 77 per cent
of his fellow-citizens. Indeed,
though Putin has sworn to obey
the constitutional ban on a third W
consecutive presidential term and
leave power after the March, 2008
election, there is massive popular .
support for changing the constitu-
tion to allow him to stay on for an-
other four years (59 per cent yes,
29 per cent no). What's the matter
with the Russians? Doesn't everybody want democracy?
No, not everybody wants democracy. According to Leonid
Sedov, a senior analyst at the VtsIOM-A polling agency, about 80
per cent of Russians say that they dislike democracy, although they
are less clear on what they do like. Only three per cent want the
return of the tsars, some 16 per cent want a tough authoritarian
ruler like Stalin, and the rest are scattered all over the political
map. But they know they like Putin, because he has given them
back stability, prosperity and self-respect.
It's a reaction to the chaotic process of de-Communisation
under Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s, which was misleadingly called
democratisationn," and it doesn't necessarily mean that Russians
would dislike real democracy. (They were keen enough on it in
1989-91, before democratisationn" impoverished most of
them.) Russians are still among the best-educated populations on
the planet, and once the middle class feels prosperous and secure
enough, the demand for democracy is likely to re-emerge. But that
may be years away, and what are the democratic majority in the
G8 to do with this authoritarian cuckoo in their nest in the mean-
Put up with it, and pretend not to notice that it doesn't really
fit in. Nag it about its more severe human rights abuses, and de-
mand that it give at least lip service to its democratic principles,
but don't drive the regime out into the cold. When the tide finally
turns in Russian society, the survival of formal democratic struc-
tures and the rule of law in the country, however much abused in
practice, will make the task of building a genuine democracy a lot
In effect, that is what the other seven members of the G8
have decided, and they are probably right Of course, the fact
that Russia has all that oil and gas to sell may have influ-
enced their decision too.

(Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist
whose articles are published in 45 countries.)



Outreach Vibes

THE initiative by President Bharrat Jagdeo of taking his
Cabinet to the people which started in 1999 is consistent with
the outlook of the PPP and its late Leader, President Cheddi
Jagan. The whole approach of taking Government to the
bottom houses, street corners, wharves, markets, fields and
factories, brings people closer and involved them more
meaningfully in the central and regional decision making
When this approach was launched, the critics saw this as
an attempt to diminish the prestige and even trappings of the
Government, particularly the Cabinet which for the past six years
has periodically been meeting in the ten regions of Guyana. But
this criticism did not hold.
The public welcomed the opportunity to be on the front
row watching and influencing their government at work. The
response has always been
positively overwhelming
be it on the Essequibo
Coast, Linden, Annai,
Madhia, Moruca, West
Demerara, East Coast of
Demerara, West Berbice or
East Berbice.
These outreaches
are now a biennial activity.
Many communities
enquire when the President
and his Cabinet would be
visiting their areas. Many
now look forward to this
activity with much
anticipation. Certainly, the
positive results from
by Robert earlier outreaches must
Persaud, MBA have created this mood of
expectation among the
The broad objectives of the Cabinet outreach are to decentralise
the decision-making process, allow the President and his ministers
to have a first-hand view of development and issues in the regions,
facilitate direct interactions with various communities and ensure
responses to community concerns and matters.
Another important purpose is that it allows the Government
to clear up misconceptions and dispel fabrications and lies being
peddled by Opposition agents and pro-Opposition media outlets.
In today's new approaches to governance with greater emphasis
on transparency and accountability, these outreaches serve as mini-
indicators on how the public feel about polices, programmes and
projects in their communities. Many changes and suggestions offered
have been adopted, resulting from these open and free-flowing
Added to this open approach is that the media have been invited

to cover these outreaches so that the wider public can be kept abreast
of how communities countrywide are responding to the
government's programmes and policies.
Currently, another round of Cabinet Outreach is taking
place. Regions covered so far have been Ten, Three, Six and
Five. More than 200 communities have been visited which
saw interaction with thousands personally and many more
using the regional and community media outlets. Very soon
Regions 4, 7 and 8 outreaches will be completed, with the
remaining regions to follow, very shortly.
What has been some of the unique vibes or feedback from
this round of outreaches? Many communities are preoccupied
with matters which can improve their living conditions:
housing, roads, health care, electricity and poor local
government management in some areas. Many areas too are
vigilant against attempts to cheat or exploit State resources
either by certain officers and even contractors and they raise
these issues vociferously.
The issue of security comes up in some areas, perhaps due to
the recognition of the government's emphasis on public safety at
all levels, especially through enhanced support for the Police Force,
the introduction of the 600-strong Neighbourhood Police
programme and enhanced support for community policing groups.
There is now a great degree of appreciation of the
development drive of the government and also patience for
additional support, which is expected to improve their living
conditions. People are getting tired of certain political-television
activists who come to their areas and exploit some issues to stir
up resentment against the administration. There is emphatic
objection to any attempts by these political opportunists to use
the current Elections season to whip up fear and animosities
within and among communities. The Cabinet Outreaches saw
loud appeals for all steps to be taken to ensure the pre and post-
Elections period are free from any form of fear, violence and
hostilities. The majority of people are not falling for the
opposition's scheme efforts to discredit the List or derail
Elections. There is a unanimous voice out there Elections must
be held and held soon so that the country can continue to move
In fact, the Outreaches tend to validate the hard work of the
PPP/C to better the life of each citizen, given the outpouring of
appreciation and support at public interactions.
What is important is that there are results from these
Outreaches. The Cabinet has already appointed a technical follow-
up Taskforce to examine and recommend solutions to issues raised
by residents in the various communities.
I am not aware of any country which undertakes this
wide-ranging type of interaction and emphasis on the
Cabinet grounding with the masses. This might be
another area where Guyana's style of democratic
governance approach might be unique and could serve as
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From page 10
national and regional student bodies.
We can speculate on the reasons for the apparent decline,
but one thing is certain: the non-existence of a vibrant student
movement is indeed a major setback for the Commonwealth
It is most instructive that during the same period we have
witnessed the decline of the student movements we are experi-
encing a spiraling increase in school based violence and other
manifestations of anti-social behaviour.
Are we oblivious to the sterling contributions that vibrant
and organised student movements have made to the develop-
ment and democratisation of education worldwide? Have we
forgotten the invaluable contribution made by the South Afri-
can and International Student movement in the dismantling of
the Apartheid regime?
Are we unaware of the Herculean efforts of student move-
ments in the North American civil rights movement and in the
removal of repressive regimes in Latin America?
In our own Commonwealth Caribbean the students' move-
ment has provided our communities and societies with a cadre
of competent political, economic, social and cultural leaders.
Many political leaders in Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and
the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica crafted their
leadership and advocacy skills during their involvement in the
Students Movement.
Many prestigious regional development institutions such
as the Caribbean Community Secretariat, Caribbean Develop-
ment Bank, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank have all benefited
from the expertise of individuals who "cut their leadership teeth"
in the Student movement.
Many other leading cultural activists, grass roots and com-
munity leaders in the Caribbean emerged from the students'
movements. It is sad yet true that despite all these achieve-
ments we seem oblivious to decline of the students' movement
and the consequential impact on national development.
Young people have been constantly clamouring for a greater
say in national governance and nation-building. They want to
have their views reflected in the way that governments are mak-
ing decisions on the economy, the environment, education and
social development, and global partnerships and trade arrange-
ments. Many development agencies, including the CYP,
recognize that youth voices must be acknowledged and be part
of policies and have made provision for this in their governance
processes. The Students' Movement is a natural and accepted
mechanism whereby young '.amen and men can be architects
and agents of social change. Is it not time to rebuild students'
movement in the Commonwealth Caribbean?
Perhaps we should declare November 17, 2006, Inter-
national Students Day the start of the rebuilding process
for students' movement in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

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Advancing CSM,

regional crime,

security and health


Analysis by RICKEY SINGH
LOOK OUT for a new format in the structure of meetings
and shaping of agendas for Heads of Government of the Car-
ibbean Community, both for their Inter-Sessionals and Sum-
mits, after this week's 27th regular conference in Basseterre,
St. Kitts.
It has to do, in part, with varying "consultation" meetings with
civil society and other representatives in mind, as well as striving
for more effective functioning of the Community Secretariat that
could well highlight the necessity also for an
empowered mechanism for better governance, such as a widely rec-
ommended CARICOM Commission.
However, re-organisation of the twice-yearly Intersessional and
Summit meetings of the Community leaders would certainly not be
pressing an agenda item in comparison to weighty,
priority economic, political and social issues scheduled to be ad-
dressed during the four-day summit that begins with a ceremonial
opening tomorrow afternoon at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
*CSM: Count priority issues to include, for instance, resolving
differences for the much-awaited official announcement of a full slate
of 12 participating member countries being on board for the
CARICOM Single Market (CSM) with hopes of proceeding to a
seamless regional economy in 2008 when the vital 'E' makes the
CSME operational.
*DEVELOPMENT FUND: Secondly, there remains the issue
of finalising arrangements, including the contribution formula for
capital endowment of the proposed CARICOM Development Fund
(CDF) which is to be initially established with US$120 million and
later expanded, with envisaged external resources, to US$250 mil-
*CRIME AND SECURITY: A third priority issues would
be coming to grips with very challenging social problems of serious
crimes that threaten to undermine national security in many of
CARICOM's 15-memer countries.
These include, ironically, Trinidad and Tobago, whose Prime

Minister, Patrick Manning, has lead responsibility among Commu-
nity leaders for regional arrangements on crime and security.
The difference for this week's summit in relation to the "crime
and security" agenda, is that the CARICOM leaders would find it
difficult to simply make bland statements about "progress" having
been made in arrangements by the layers of structures and mecha-
nisms created. Some specific details would be required in support
of assurances in the face of societies traumatised by killings,
kidnapping, rape, armed robberies by the criminals armed with so-
phisticated weapons and intelligence-gathering equipment.
The crime and security agenda, normally addressed in closed-
door caucus sessions, will take place at a time of rising and contro-
versial reports of stolen arms, ammunition and equipment from
within some army and police ser-
vices and ongoing public concerns
about the independence and integ-
rity of their respective high com-
This horrible global phenomenon in
the exploitation of men, women
and children for the bourgeoning
sex trade as well as a source of
cheap labour, is to be discussed for
the first time as an agenda issue at
a CARICOM summit.
This would be at the specific
request of Belize which has com-
plained of having come under in-
ordinate pressure from United
PRIME MINISTER, States authorities, and unfairly
DENZIL DOUGLAS given a punitive Tier-3 category
rating that has identified it as "a
source, transit and destination country" for the purpose of cheap
labour and sexual exploitation.

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previously identified by the USA as having a human trafficking prob-
lem, in varying degrees (including Guyana and Jamaica), is the arbi-
trary rating system employed by American authorities.
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approach by other administrations in Washington in the
unilateral deportation of Caribbean nationals deemed as criminals,
among them those who grew up in America and often with no fam-
ily member or close relative back in
the land of their birth. This prob- ..
lem remains under review for ami- "
cable resolution.
SEAT: Discussion by the leaders
on hemispheric and international
developments of importance to the
Community would certainly in-
clude the current bitter clash be-
tween the USA and Venezuela in
the filling of the two-year non-per-
manent UN Security Council seat
which is being vacated in October
by Argentina.
The George Bush administra-
tion, which is openly campaigning FOREIGN Minister
for Guatemala, has made clear its Insanally, will represent
firm opposition to Venezuela, un- President Jagdeo at
der President Hugo Chavez, being summit.
chosen for the seat. Currently,
however, the majority votes among CARICOM and Latin Ameri-
can nations favour Venezuela.
Critical to a majority, if not a consensus vote in CARICOM
for Venezuela, would be support from Guyana, which has a
Please turn to page 15

Republic Bank

Dear Valued Customer,

Our Automated Teller Machine

(ATM) at the Guyoil


Gas Station on

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from 08:00hrs on Tuesday July 4, 2006

to facilitate refurbishment of the facility.

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resume from Tuesday July 11, 2006.

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you for your usual kind co-operation.

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Guyana Power & light (GPL) Inc. has vacancies for SECURITY OFFICERS
who will be part of GPL'S Internal Audit Division's Fraud Squad.

The incumbents will be required to generally support the Company's efforts to
curb commercial losses. This will include investigating and pursuing
prosecution of consumers who steal electricity.

Conducting thorough, comprehsive investigations of reports of employees'
malfeasances, security beaches, etc.

Responding to emergency and other situations at any company location
on limited notice

Providing security coverage for line and maintenance crews, and other
employees working in the fields


A sound secondary education with five (5) C.X.C subjects
Some training at a military institution
At least seven (7) years experience with firearms
Good report writing and other communication skills
The incumbent will ber required to carry firearms
Applications must be submitted before Friday 7July, 2006 to:
2571259 Middle St.

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2SUJDAY ClOWCi July &,2006 13

Cricket World Cup main theme

of 2007 directory

By Shawnel Cudjoe
The Guyana Telephone and
Telegraph (GT&T) Company
has chosen Cricket World
Cup 2007 as the main theme
for next year's telephone di-
At the launch in the
Guyenterprise compound,
Queenstown on Thursday last,
Project Director, Guyana Tele-
phone Directory, Ms. Lisa
Insanally, said that the aim is to
ensure that their yellow pages
increase since businesses will
use the opportunity to adver-
tise in light of the cricket.
She said that to ensure that
no business is left behind, the
company is taking a street by
street approach. In addition, the
project will soon be launching a
competition in its search for a
cover with a cricket-based
theme in mind for the directory.
The information pages of
the Directory, GT&T's Deputy
General Manager Mr. Terry
Holder said, will reflect the ex-
citing event, since Guyana is an
important venue for the games.
He said that it is hoped that
businesses large or small will

take advantage of the opportu-
nity since "to be left out will be
to deny yourself business."
He said the phone company
will also be trying its utmost to
reduce the errors and omissions
in next year's production. To
this end, it has started the veri-
fication process and in the tele-
phone bill for June consumers
will have the opportunity to
check listings and make correc-
tions where necessary.
Chief Executive Officer of
GT&T Major General (rtd) Joe
Singh who noted that the com-
pany does not operate on a
stand alone basis, said it is will-
ing to work with all
organizations to ensure they
emphasise the areas which are
within the national thrust.
He said that their emphasis
is on providing much needed in-
formation to educate, inform,
motivate and inspire.
He said that the company is
in the process of improving its
cellular service and works are
currently ongoing in the
Albertown, Lacytown and
Stabroek areas, while work will
begin in Kingston and
Campbellville soon.

Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds, who was unable to attend
the ceremony, had his prepared
speech read by Telecommunica-
tion/Broadcasting Regulatory
Advisor Ms. Gita Raghubir. In
the text, the Prime Minister
said that the directory has
evolved into quite a source of
information, history, culture,
and landmarks.
However, the Prime Minis-
ter urged that the telephone
company consider listing the
cellular telephone numbers of
persons on a voluntary basis
since these are fast out number-
ing land lines.
He said that the rapidly
growing cellular service shows
the growing need for contact
and communication. He said
that with the advancement of
technology, decision-makers are
faced with the real challenges of
staying in the game since we
simply cannot be left behind.
Chief Executive Officer
of the Local Organising
Committee for Cricket World
Cup, Mr. Karran Singh, also
spoke at the function, and
Please see page 14



The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) commenced
displaying the Revised List of Electors for the 2006 General
and Regional Elections on Friday, June 30, 2006.

Extracts from the Revised List of Electors are being
displayed at all of GECOM's Registration Offices located
across all ten of Guyana's Registration Districts, and at two
prominent locations in every Registration Division.

Registered persons who meet the eligibility criteria for
voting at the 2006 elections, but who are not listed on the
2006 Revised List of Electors, are required to bring this to
the notice of the Registration Offices responsible for their
respective areas for corrective action to be taken.

The eligibility criteria for voting at the 2006 elections are
(1) that you must be 18 years and over by July 15, 2006, and
(2) that you are a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent,
naturalization, or a citizen from a Commonwealth country
living in Guyana for one year or more.

GECOM's Registration Offices are opened on Mondays to
Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2
pm. They will not operate on Sundays and National


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


CRICKET CHAT: from left to right: CEO of the Local Organising Committee Cricket World
Mr. Karran Singh, Managing Director of Cricket World Cup Mr. Chris Dehring and Project
Director, Guyana Telephone Directory, Ms Lisa Insanally at the launch. (Photos by Winston


Invitation for Bids
1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank
towards the Prevention & Control of HIV/AIDS. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contractor the supply of Goods and
2. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for the supply of:
LOT 1: Supply & Delivery of Office Furniture & Equipment
i. Small Desks (28"X48")- 23
ii. Mid Back Executive Chairs -23
iii. Stacking Chairs (Padded)- 41
iv. Fans(11Ov/220/240v) 29
v. MetalFiling Cabinets (4 Drawer) 27
vi.DVD Player- 1
Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications and uplift Bidding
Documents at the following address from 09:00 hr to 15:30 h from Tuesday, July 04,2006.
Executive Director
Attention: Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 226-2425,226-6222
Email: m/prakash
3. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non
refundable fee of $G5, 000 in the name of Health Sector Development Unit. The method of
payment will be by company cheque.
4. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman. National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the
name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words 'do not open
before Tuesday, August01,2006'."
5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender Box of the National Board of Procurement
and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart
Streets. Georgetown. Guna, no later than 09:00 hon Tuesday August 01 2006 and
will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' or their
representative who choose to attend, at 9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on August
6. A bid security of sixty five thousand Guyana dollars (G$65,000) is required.
7. Valid Compliance Certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the name of the
company submitting the bid from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the National
Insurance Scheme (NIS).
The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time
specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

A section of the gathering at the launching of the 2007 telephone directory


World ...
From page 13
pointed out that the directory is the most important tool for
Providing an updale on the ongoing works at the Providence
Cricket Stadium, Singh said that it should be completed by Octo-
He said that since the event will serve to put Guyana further;
on the map, all Guyanese should get involved in preparing the coun-
try for the event.
At the moment, accommodation, security and the upcoming
general elections are some of the troubling issues, Singh said.
President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and In-
dustry (GCCI) Capt. Gerry Gouveia said that GT&T has shown
tremendous progress and the directory is becoming vital to how
businesses are marketed.
He said that the GCCI and the Private Sector Commis-
sion, supports GT&T and stands ready to work with them to
make the directory a success.




akin to torture

By Patricia Reaney

LONDON (Reuters) Women and girls trafficked for
forced sexual or domestic work suffer post-traumatic
stress on a par with torture victims, researchers said
last Wednesday.
In one of the first studies of health problems of women
who have been trafficked, they found 95 per cent had been
physically or sexually abused and nearly 40 per cent had
suicidal thoughts.
"This research shows that women who have been
trafficked into sex work emerge with very severe pain and
injuries and they show psychological health problems that
appear to be similar to those documented among victims of
torture," said Dr Cathy Zimmerman, the author of the
report published by the London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine.
The International Labour Organisation estimates that at
least 2.5 million people around the world are in forced labour
at any given time.
Zimmerman, a researcher in public health policy, said
because of its underground nature it was difficult to get
precise numbers.
"This is an international trade that is happening
in virtually every corner of the world," she said in an
"The majority believe they are getting a job doing
something like waitressing, being a nanny or working in a
bar. Most of them are tricked into the situation."
Zimmerman and her team studied 207 women from
14 countries who had been released after being
The women, aged 15-45 years old, were being treated
in seven countries by aid agencies. Most were between 21-
25 years old and 12 per cent were under 18.
The vast majority of the women with children were
single mothers. Sixty per cent experienced some form
of violence before being trafficked, and 56 per cent
reported symptoms suggestive of post traumatic stress
disorder. Headaches. fatigue. dizzy spells, back pain,
memory problems, anxiety and depression were
"If you can image a situation of confinement and abuse
and systematic rape over a periods of months or a year it
is not surprising that people arc coming out with symptoms
that might he at similar le\cls to those persons \who ;re
tortured," said /imllmiicrain.
She added that women needed professional health
and support services inmnediatel after they were freed
and in the long term.


Avian influenza


remains at

Blue Alert
THOUGH Guyana remains at a Blue Alert level for the
Avian Influenza, the National Influenza Preparedness
Committee (NIPCO continues to advance its work towards
the development and execution of the national joint plans
against any po-i,.iil, outbreak of pandemic influenza.
The Blue Alert signals that there is no new virus detected
locally or in the region :Ili'li-I there is some global circulation
of a new virus. There are Green, Yellow, Orange and Red levels
in the Guyana Bird Flu Colour Alert System, with the latter
:.i.-. i-li: an increased and sustained transmission in the general
public in two or more regions in Guyana.
According to an update from the NIPC, Guyana continues
to expand activities with all partners in the areas of surveil-
lance, monitoring, training and stockpiling drugs and medical
The NIPC says it continues to support the efforts of the
animal health .ur'. ellaince prograimme and notes-its positive im-
pact on curbing the spread of H5NI among birds and limit its
transmission to humans.
The unit is also working to improve understanding of the
current threat especially among health and agriculture workers
and rural and hinterland communities that do not have access
to the mass media, the update said. The NIPC,-it added, plans
to work closely with the Ministries of Education, Agriculture,
Health and Regional Development and the Guyana Red Cross
in enhancing the capacity of rural and hinterland communities
by improving access to information on bird flu. Packages of
information on bird flu, the spread of the germ and how it can
be stopped will be prepared and disseminated through the school
The committee is also seeking the assistance of the
public in reporting any unusual occurrence of dead birds
wild, backdam or at farms-in their area. In particular,
bird watchers and trappers are asked to report to the agri-
culture extension officers, health officials, army and po-
lice officers or any government officer of such dead bird



From page 12
colonial-inherited border dispute with the Venezuelans,
and Belize's backing also in preference to a representative of
Guatemala with which the Belizeans have a historical terri-
torial row.
HEALTH AND FREE MOVEMENT: Review of actions be-
ing taken to advance recommendations from the Sir George Alleync-
headeiCaribbeari.Commission on Health and Development will be
led by host Prime Minister, Denzil Douglas of St. Kilts and Nevis,
who has lead responsibility for health and human resources issues,6 K.g : 0T'g ...rnmeni
i l'icr R R.'.' cit Skerrit of Dominica is to report on
proale.i, i lIrce movement of an expanded category of
S* ''je .ilcni Br1Uarrat Jagdeo will, for the first time, be
a'. i41COlM summit, due to what has been explained
a i~i _jLing nillonal importance" at home. His brief on
re cil Iu.ttral de elo-pment and food security will, however,
be It Uefir; St Kin, t,, I-oreign Minister Ru'dy Insanally.
i I bc update, on arrangements for the establishment
ot ib gannusine-s Council by Prime Mhnister'Owen Arthur,
\who*'.h-dvraK lead responsibility for CSME arrangements, and,
frot.rel ala's Prime Minister Keith Mitchell on the latest status
qu'qh.! arrangements for Cricket World Cup 2007.
AmTI- There is to be a special working session with Presi-
dent' Rene Pre% al on the current situation in Haiti and his
government's future working relations with the rest of the Com-
Preval is among five speakers listed for tomorrow's open-
ing ceremony at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank com-
plex. The others are: Community Secretary General, Edwin
Carrington; outgoing CARICOM chairman, Prime Minister
Patrick Manning of Trinidad and Tobago; Jamaica's Prime
Minister Portia Simpson-Mller; Vincentian Prime Minister
Gonsalves and Prime Minister Douglas, incoming Community
chairman for the next six months.

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By Neil Marks

WHEN a young mother en-
rolled in the Information
Technology class, she had a
number of odds stacked up
against her.
Not past age 20 and with
two children, it seemed her fu-
ture was doomed to failure.
Her job as a sweeper/cleaner
did not do much for her reputa-
tion, neither did it amount to
much to maintain her family. The
laughter and mockery that came
her way for deciding to pursue
studies was enough to sink her
deep into a meaningless life, full
of despair and condemned to a
life of poverty.
However, her determination
to make something of her life did
not wane. Today, she stands in
a very good position to land a
job at an international call cen-
tre in Berbice.
Her self esteem is sky-high.
She is not a failure. She has risen.
Her story is just one of the
many more the No. 28 Bush Lot/
Adventure Concerned Citizens
Development Group (CCDG)
hopes to tell.
With a new project funded
by the Canadian Hunger Foun-
dation in collaboration with its
Canadian International Develop-
ment Agency (CIDA) Building
Community Capacity Project
(BCCP), it wants to get out-of-
school and underprivileged
youths to turn around their lives
for the better. It is being imple-
mented at a cost of G$8.3M
Those who run the new
project, called "Youth Develop-
ment through Education and
Recreation". are in themselves
examples to their communities.
Yogeshwar Rembali is just
21 years old. He volunteers with
the non-profit organisation he-
cause he wants to see a bright
future for young people who
would otherwise waste their
time away on gambling or drugs
and alcohol.
"I want to de celoc p nl\my om-
nuniily, he says.
Renmbali's drive \vas cc-
mented when lie participated in
a national youth training work-
shop geared towards the esl;la

tored I' thel % ,lI S1 u! ivs)! 'i
thli Y'jlcI i n )l S] I Ill wii ii( l-
Siil)oil 11i l \ ii i l I lil i O wI

ogI 'mii I I Ia( s I ot l I
c i !kiet vol i;i 1 l, ho\i (l ooI he
lhe al pos,0i1e persol anMid not ol
ilhscinnllrale agianllst people be-
calsc ofl difilerenes." lie sa'i.i
RcilmIbali works Ilie lolng
hours besides the project's Youth
Coordinator S hula iinan Sakur.
At age 25, Sakur oversees
the project in no small way.
He ensures that recreational
programmes such as football,
cricket, volleyball, and indoor
games are held everyday.
Every Friday, he organises a
video show at the Kildonan
Muiti Purpose Community De-

velopment Centre and Sports
Complex, where the CCDG has
its office. This is open to mem-
bers of the public and they pay
a fee and support the bar, as a
means of contributing to the
However, Sakur indicates
that the recreational programmes
are intended to create interest in
the educational aspect of the
project. This is apart from the
advertisements run on television,
and the. distribution of flyers
and forms to attract youths to
get on board.
The average student pays
just $500 a month and benefits
from about 16 sessions of class-
room work on any given sub-
ject. Subjects offered include
Mathematics, English Language,
Social Studies and Principles of
However, the project also
offers skills training classes such
as masonry, electrical installa-
tion, Information Technology
and PC Repairs at a minimal
cost also.
Because of the CHF funding,
the project has been able to now
offer day and evening classes in

IT, as opposed to just one class
per day. This, Sakur says, is in
order to meet in-school youths
and school dropouts and others in
the community, since they would
have different needs.
He says these classes have at-
tracted wide attention and he al-
ready has a long waiting list for
others to join the next classes.
Upon completion of the skills
training studies, students are
awarded national certification by
the Adult Education Association
"Within the communities you
have contractors, who would take
on the youths as labourers. But
now, with their certification, the
youths have the bargaining power
and therefore cannot be paid as
labourers but as skilled workers,"
Sakur says.
While the CCDG prepares
students to write examinations,
they have to do so at other
schools. It is currently working
with the AEA to make its location
an examinations centre.
CCDG was created in No-
vember 1996 with a mandate to
reduce poverty and uplift the
lives of people in the No. 28

Bush Lot/Adventure communi-
The organisation focuses
on three goals: educational de-
velopment for people so that
they can contribute to the de-
velopment of their families and
community; the creation of op-
portunities for the members of
communities to be employed;
and health for people so that
they can lead meaningful and
normal lives
CCDG's successful imple-
mentation of other projects is
what led to it being granted
funding by CHF.

This project was implemented
by the CCDG and funded by
the Social Impact Amelioration
Project (SIMAP) in 1998 and
is situated at Nurney Village,
Corentyne, Berbice.
Previously the school was
housed in an old building and
CCDG was instrumental in ap-
plying for and obtaining fund-
ing from SIMAP to construct
the new building.
At present, there are 18

children attending the school. It
has three trained teachers and
one attending the University of
The new school building has
provided a safe environment and
teachers function more effec-
tively thereby improving the
skills of children and making
them better prepared for the pri-
mary school level.

This project was sponsored by
CCDG and funded by SIMAP
in 2003. The complex facilitates
a wide range of community
based programmes including:
Recreational activities
which attract more than 50 per-
sons daily
Observance of national
cultural events which attract an
estimated 2,000 persons per
A library that has about
3,000 books and reading material
which are frequently used by
residents and students within
and out of the catchment area
A play school that has 20
children ages 2 years to 3 years
who are being prepared for nurs-
ery level education
An infonnation technology
unit which offers training in com-
puter skills to in and out of
school youths within and out of
the catchment area.
A health care unit which
has basic medical equipment and
is used by regional health offi-
cials and overseas-based medical
practitioners for medical out-
reach programmes. The medical

outreach programmes often serve
as many as 100 residents. Re-
cently the facility was used by
personnel from the Ministry of
Health to administer Hepatitis A
and Tetanus vaccines to 200
In 1997, CCDG funded and
coordinated the construction of
two road shelters at Kildonan
and Limlair Village, Corentyne.
These shelters benefit all com-
munity members.

CHF's funding to the
organisation to implement the
"Youth Development through
Education and Recreation"
project is directly related to the
first and second areas of focus
of CCDG, namely education de-
velopment and the creation of
job opportunities.
CCDG's catchment area
spans the seven villages extended
between Adventure and Bush
Lot, Corentyne, Berbice. The
population of this area is about
10,000 residents with an esti-
mated 5,000 youths.
There are only four schools
(one secondary, one primary and
two nursery schools) in the
catchment area. As a conse-
quence, these schools are over-
crowded and residents are forced
to send their children to schools
in villages further away. incurring
high transportation cost to com-
mute to and from school daily.
There are only four large
businesses (three gas stations and
one grocery and general store) in
the catchment area. With limited

VOLL JTEER Yogeshwar Rembali and Youth Coordinator S"
equip lent acquired with funding from CHF.

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TOOLS: Jean Lowry is impressed with the equipment for the skills training programme.
Volunteer Yogeshwar Rembali is at her left.


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jobs, heads of households are
forced to travel long distances to
find jobs. Others are generally
public servants, subsistence farm-
ers or elderly persons who sup-
'rt their families through occa-
sional self employment activities.
Most parents cannot afford
to allow their children to com-
plete school on their small earn-
ings. This has resulted in many
children leaving school prema-
turely, leading to an increase in the
incidence of malingering, illiteracy
and general lack of basic educa-
tion and skills.
Besides CCDG's Information
Technology programme, there
were no other skills training
projects in the area. There are
limited organised community ac-
tivities which engage youth.
Youth who drop out of the for-
mal school system experience
major difficulties finding activities
to keep them occupied.
In the absence of formal edu-
cation and basic skills, youths en-
counter many challenges finding
employment and making a mean-
ingful contribution to their soci-
ety. Often, young men resolve to
a life of idleness and substance
abuse, while many young women
become teenaged mothers. This
perpetuates the incidence of pov-
erty in the area.
** Some youth were involved
in assisting their families with
small-scale poultry rearing and
the cultivation of household
kitchen gardens. However, the re-
cent changes in climatic conditions
resulting in flooding of most com-
munities, has put a halt to that
activity. In the absence of access
to skills training and recreational
facilities, most young people be-
lieve there is not much they can
do to enhance their livelihoods
and as such feel a deep sense of
** Since the formation of
CCDG the organisation has con-
sistently strived to develop and
implement programmes and ser-
vices which address the needs of
members of their target commu-
nities. The organisation has com-
mitted volunteers and staff, both
locally and overseas, who have

over the years given unselfish
service to the communities.
The group enjoys
longstanding active relations
with Non Governmental
Organizations, Governmental
organizations and international
Furthermore, it has the sup-
port and participation of mem-
bers of the community in their
projects and programmes. Col-
lectively, the support of these
stakeholders has fuelled the suc-
cess of CCDG's projects and
Implementation of its new
project with funding from CHF
will be based on collaboration
between CCDG's Management
Committee; the Little Saints
Youth Group; other youth
groups within the catchment
area; members of CCDG; the
ministries of Education and Cul-
ture, Youth and Sport; the Re-
gional Democratic Council of
Region Six (East Berbice/
Corentyne); regional youth
groups and CHF.
This project targets youths
who are attending secondary
schools, dropouts from the for-
mal school system, those inter-
ested in developing skills or fur-
thering academic studies, and
those seeking opportunities to
participate in recreational
Prior to planning this
project, members of CCDG con-
sulted with a wide cross section
of residents through community
meetings and one-on-one infor-
mal meetings. A youth consulta-
tion was also hosted at the
organisation's facility to for-
mally accommodate community
involvement in the project plan-
Eighty-six youths actively
participated by identifying com-
mon community issues and pos-
sible solutions for solving them.
At this event, the main solutions
suggested were, educational.
skills training and recreational
programmes for youth.
The project is expected to
run for one year with funding
from CHF after which CCDG

ilaiman Sakur and students display some of the recreational

will be responsible for its con-
tinuation. It is expected that 300
youths will be trained within the
first year and that figure will ex-
pand in succeeding years.

Based on the views ex-
pressed by youth during the
consultation process, CCDG has
no doubt that the project will be
sustained over the project life
and beyond. However, to guar-
antee sustainability, during the
first quarter of the project, the
financial status of current
programmes will be determined
and a sustainability plan and
strategy developed.
Sustainability of this project
is primarily based on the level of
income from training and recre-
ation programme fees. This, of
course, depends on the response
of beneficiaries to planned
programmes. From the substan-
tial size of target beneficiaries
and responses so far to
programmes organised by
CCDG, it is assumed that very
high participation would be gar-
Since most beneficiaries can
only afford to pay minimum fees
for programmes, every effort will
be made to ensure that each
programme has maximum par-
ticipation and that they are run
off as frequently as possible. As
the key beneficiaries of this
project, youth will play a major
role in facilitating this process.
To boost the sustainability of
the new programmes, CCDG
will actively seek to maximise the
use of all programme units and
formalise linkages with the Gov-
ernment of Guyana and other
stakeholders. Towards this end.
very early in the project CCDG
will actively develop linkages
with at least two organizations
that have job creation
Though none of these
organizations exist within the
catchment area, the Institute of
Private Enterprise Development
(IPED), Guyana Sugar Corpora-
tion Training School and the Na-
tional Insurance Scheme, were
identified as possible partners at
Rose Hall Town, which is six-
eighl miles from Ihe area.
CCDG \\ill collaborate with
I lieseC ;igcnCies to ,Sisi I ei In eii-
rics of its pIrograIIllni es o g in ;'-
cess to further itrining. job al-
ltichlucntl andi or micro lin'iiianlle g
to coIIImmence sell' lipl\ ll cint.
The experience of ( '('C G l
ihe No. 2>S liush Lo(l/i Ad\1ntu
al la hlis shown lllt l bolh Ilimen andi
women have heen kilowni to
icanlini full pearl icip;at in
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\\ iv it will happen
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|lipp orlnlilyh It) lil':il i b, fiill\v
parlicipai l in iIt proIl raiT llTT)IiII,.
CH' Eis ducatounii on lic stio-
cess of this new project lto inake
all impact on liec. lives oflthose
who mighl have seen .no hope ior.
a future.
Ms. Jean Lowry. lGuyana
Field Director of BBCP is posi-
tive it will happen.
"Education and recreation
creates people, it creates win-
ners, it creates futures," she

THE TEAM: Yogeshwar Rembali, Carlos Leitch, Sulaiman Sakur and Debbie Sukra are in
charge of CCDG's education and recreation project being funded by CHF.

STUDENTS try their hand at the computers in the IT department. Sebastian Lilly, the tutor,
is second from left.

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DEBBIE Sukra, CCDG Coordinator, and students display some of the recreational
equipment acquired with funding from CHF.

18 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 2, 2006

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.O''! 'n'an Atherley les!' is conqratulatitd Oty iiiinerlimnia. ast
Mionp!aisir in the presence of other Board Members.

Alan Atherley new president

of Lions Club of Ruimveldt
MR. ALAN Atherley was recently elected and installed as the new President of the Lions Club
of Ruimveldt at a ceremony at the Club's Den in Festival City.
Atherley, in his acceptance speech, stressed the need to open the door to new ideas in rtstructur-
ing the approach to answer the present day challenges facing the community and also increase public
awareness by spreading the word in a manner that benefits the community.
His theme for the year is 'Embracing our Community with Humanitarian Service'.
Atherley, along with the members of the new Board of Directors, will serve for one year from July
1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.
Other members of the Board are First Vice President Kenneth Crawford, Second Vice Presi-
dent Stephen Backer, Third Vice President Henry Chester, Secretary Sean Noel, Treasurer
Floyd McDonald, 'Tail Twister Keith Reynolds, Lion Dave Danny Tamer, Steve Narine, Owen
Edwards, iih.m.i, Pinkerton, Debra Bazillo, Lyndon Amsterdam and Hewley Nelson are all

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Mining sector attracting Million$
By Beverley Alert

The mining sector is probably the
fastest growing, attracting about 50
percenfof all investment in Guyana
within recent years. In 2005, the
sector attracted G$18.2 billion in
investment and provided close to
1000 new jobs.
According to Robeson Benn.
Commissioner of the Guyana
Geology and Mines Commission
(GG MC) which has primary
retpisibility for the mining sector,
fogn investors are showing
pa ar interest in Guyana's
e mining is one area
renewed interest as a
nt economic venture.
.show there are high grade
nces of the ore in the
i and other parts of the
ich need to be explored
loped It is expected that
,the next 2 -3 years these
es will be examined for
economic development.
a Memorandum of
handing, the Government of
3yaha is working with SR Steel,
second largest steel company
of India, to evaluate occurrences of
iron ore in Guyana.
Like iron, uranium is reemerging as
a likely industry for the serious
Many years agoa French company
was not very successful in its
uranium exploration activities here,
but new technologies incorporated
with modern hypotheses is driving
renewed efforts and new uranium
exploration concepts are being
explored,. ; ',

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One of the largest uranium mining
- companies out of Canada which has
been prospecting for uranium in
Guyana is now seeking two
Given the continuous rising cost in
petroleum fuel and the growing
awareness of uranium as a clean
energy, demand for the mineral is
rising, pushing prices up.
New opportunities and favourable
markets in gold have caught the
eyes of investors and many foreign
companies are either joining thejr
local counterparts or coming in
independently to explore the vast
opportunities within this industry.
Strata Resources of Canada, one of
the largest investors in the gold
industry, (G$400M) has a joint
venture with the largest gold mining
company in the world, to conduct
miningactivities in Guyana.
the rata Gold project in the North
.West district is looking at having

industry will regain a sustainable
The G$ 8 billion investment by
RUSAL, the second largest bauxite
mining company in the world is
showing positivesigns.
To cut freight cost the company
signed Oldendorf Carriers which is
investing US$60 M in a new
barging .fleet and in the
improvement of the Berbice trans-
shipment station. RUSAL is also
continuing with the feasibility study
of establishing an alumina refinery
on known bauxite deposits in
Linden and Ituni areas for which
RUSAL has obtained leases.

One of the challenges facing the
reserves in excess of one million development of not only the mining
ouncesof gold and hoping to get to sector but most other production
the two million mark by the end of sectors isthehigh costofenetgy,
this year or early next year. ,,
Recently the Governme. p
And, Guyana Goldfields operating announced that it wants to jnols
in the Cuyuni River estimates ahead on the Amelia's Fall .hy,'r
some ,one million ounces in power project which isexpectd ,
deposits and projects a provide 00MWofpower initial*,
sustainable future. '
t ane fre. According to th.e Chieef,'xec' ,.
The company recently had the Officer of the Guyana Office fdr".
signal,achievement of having IFC, Investment (Golnvest) Geoff Da
an international financial
institution, buy in to the companyto
the tune of US$5.4 M, Such a Bauxite being loaded
significant investment is into a Haul Truck
encouraging to investors.
Not to be out done, many local
miners have upgraded their .- -
activities and have graduated from
small-scale operators to medium
scale with land holdings of over
1,200 acres.
Though bauxite has been
experiencing some problems
there is still the expectation that the-

Silva any larger project will be
more down the road and would
Possibly involve e exploration with
northern eraril
According to Ua Silva,
neighboring Brazilian states
which are currently sourcing
power from Venezuela are looking
to Guyana. He said the project is
being looked at by a number of
companies but it will not happen
Exploiting Guyana mineral
deposits is not as easy as in some
other countries. Exploration and
exploitation here demands a lot of
intuitive work coupled with good
geo-chemistry and geo-physics
According to Benn, all the
companies which are operating in
Guyana in terms of gold and other
minerals, have done overflights of
the areas using sophisticated
planes with the latest hardware
and software to discern what
resources lie buried. The
companies usually spend
significant sumrs 'ec~ wiring the
best of tecnrtoloby toptimize the
results' of thejt, exploration
activities .
However, it is not entirelyy up to
the companies to leatrmine the
mineral deposits.. f3uyana,
through the GGMC has available
in electronic data format the
resultspf regional reconnaissance
surveys and the results-of geo-
chemistry testing.

According to Benn the GGMC
usually conducts sampling for
large areas of the country and in
terms of expeditions teams of
about 30-40 with sometimes 2-3
geologists would conduct studies
in different areas. Analyses are
done at internationally recognized
Coupled with these studies, the
Government through a national
competitive strategy is
implementing a series of actions to
enhance the mining sector. These
include the promotion of mineral
development, providing technical
assistance and advice in mining,
mineral processing, mineral
utilisation and marketing of mineral
Conditions for mining licences,
inin:ing permits, mining
concessions, prospecting licences
for large and small scale
operations, prospecting permits for
medium and small scale operators
and .quarrying licences are also
being enforced. The enactment of
a Mining Amendment Act and
implementation of regulations to
inipr6ve incentives to invest in,the
sector -and .i.rovide adequate
envronmentr protection is also
being examined.
At present, every effort is being
made to ensure sustainable mining
practices., Miners are being
educated on the use of new
technoglogies ahd methods that are
less harmful tothe environment.
According to Benn of the GGMC,
less than one percent of Guyana's
total land mass is being mined. He
note that while over-head images
may appear drastic, total mined
areas are far less than areas under
agricultural cultivation and
practices now ensure eco-systems
are least disrupted.
Meanwhile, petroleum exploration
is continuing. CGX On Energy with
a G$1.6 billion investment is
expected to continue onshore
exploration'before the end of the


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Smallloans make big difference for some Guyanese

By Shawnel Cudjoe

LOANS from the Smal Business Development Finance
(SBDF) coupled with the passion to succeed are the ingredi-
ents helping to make big differences in the everyday lives of
some (Guyanese.
The SB131)1 is a non-governinmental oganisation established to give
small etlllrclpneurs the chance lto apply their skills to tackle pov-
ertl and build their future.
The loans thai theC offer are retail miciro lending, housing loans
and consullmer loans. The economic activities that thicy cover ar
retail trading, services, tourisml, export finance, aquiacultule lish de-
veloptient and craft.
At its third annun al general fleeting held Tower I lotel. (Georgetown, tile SB3DF rewarded those entrepreneusll
who had an outstanding business year.
Bibi Jaffar of Mon Repos. East Coast D)enmerara walked away
with the trophy for most progressive entrepreneur.
Speaking with the Sunday Chronicle, Jaffar said that her initial
loan of $30,000 helped her develop her floral arrangement and hair
dressing business. She told this newspaper that she "worked her
way up" and was recently able to borrow $1.5M to purchase a
mini bus.
According to Jaffar, since taking the first loan in 2004, she has
been taking classes such as cake decorating to upgrade herself. Full
of confidence to succeed. Jaffar said that she aims to go further and
her next step is building a house.
She said that receiving the award was proud moment because
she has always been an honest and hard worker.
"I am proud of what 1 am having today because I have always
been an honest person and that showed me the way."
Winning the best innovative entrepreneur award was 48-year-
old Kanta Persaud of Greenwich Park, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
He told this newspaper that he has been with the SBDF from its
inception and is grateful for the opportunities that were afforded
According to Persaud he progressed from selling onions and gar-
lic on two wooden boxes, to having two grocery stores and a DVD
Club. In addition, he sells cassettes at the Parika Market.
Persaud said that he will be taking further loans from the SBDF
to expand his businesses.
Berlinda Smith, who operates a salon at her home in Bagotsville,
West Bank Demerara, won the award for best woman entrepreneur.
She said that although the loans helped her expand the businesses,
hard work and extra savings on her part were needed to make it the

success it is today.
This is Smith's second awsard. Last year, she received a certifi-
L'IeC lor being tlie client with ighl, potential Ior growth.
I1or ptiogriessing Irom having olie st1aill to Ilou, lie"CI;nlai 'Todd.
\\i:isgivel the a\'ard for ;I'best imai.n:ig d piiM cll I Ie told tIns news
p.tpi'i tlhat it \\asps lpe tl. since lie also celebrated his 5, I lri lll hi ay
on Ilrida) last.
'loidi, of Agricola, lIast Bank )Demerara, with tlnee persons inl
his employ, operate'ts four clothing stalls :at tlihe Siiabck Market.

I Ie said lhat the loans are "fruitful" because in addition to ex-
panding his business, he is a!so able to save. After this loan is re-
paid. Toldd hopes to take another one to expand his business.
Thlie award lor best young entrepreneur went to Vinoude, cerlificiatie for clients with high potential were presented
to R;aym)Iond ('tuliiiiiiis, Andrew ParkIs. J;asnati Ra.Imoutar. Andres\
'ITalbol and D)hra 'iThlloims.
Ursula Snith and Veronica Sampson were presented with
hampers for senior entrepreneurs.


BENJAMIN Todd receives his award for Best Managed
Project from Prime Minister Samuel Hinds (Pictures by
Winston Oudkerk)

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BIBI Jaffar receives her award. for most progressive
entrepreneur from Prime Minister Samuel Hinds.

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The General Public is hereby advised that Ms. Subrina Khan a/k Ms.
Subrina Dyal is no longer employed by the Maritime Administration
Department and is therefore not authorized to transact any business on
the Company's behalf.

By order of Management
Maritime Affairs
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Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education invites qualified contractors to supply and deliver the

1. 150 Student Combination Chairs University of Guyana ( Berbice Campus)
2. 2 Photocopying Machine University of Guyana (Berbice Campus)
3. 15 Filing Cabinets University of Guyana (Berbice Campus)
4. IT peripherals for Linden Technical Institute
5. IT peripherals for Essequibo Technical Institute
6. 48 Wooden bunk-bed frames- President's College
7. 4 Computers President's College
8. IT Peripherals for (NCERD) National Centre for Education Resource

Tenders should be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of.the
Tenderer and clearly marked on the top, left-hand corer, the job for which tendering is
being made.

All Tenders submitted, must be accompanied by Valid Income Tax and NIS Compliance
Certificates and a Bid Security equivalent to two percent (2%) of the Bid Sum.

Tender Documents can be obtained from:
Mr. T.Persaud
Ministry of Education
21 Brickdam
During nonnal working hours at a non-refundable fee of ($1500.00) fifteen hundred
dollars (Guyana Dollars).

Tenders should be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

And should be deposited in the Tender Box at N ,tional Board of Procurement and
Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, n It later than Tuesday, July 25, 2006
on or before 9:00 am. The Tender Box would be closed at 09:00h.

Tenderers may be present at the opening which takes place shortly after 09:00h on
Tuesday, July 25, 2006.
The Ministry of Education does not bind itself to :-cept the lowest tender and reserves
the right to reject any tender without assigning rc ,ons.

Pulandar Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
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showers are expected mainly over coastal and near inland
WAVES:Slight to Moderate reaching about 1.5 m in open
WINDS:Will vary between the northeast and east at 2.0
to 10.0mps.
HIGH TIDE: 07:57h at (2.54m) and 21:10h at (2.40m)
LOW TIDE: 02:21h at (1.17m) and 14:07h at (1.16m)
SUNRISE: 05:41h 05:41h 05:44h
SUNSET: 18:11h 18:11h 18:12h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 29.0-32.5 over coastal
areas & 28.0-33.5C over inland and interior regions.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 23.OC over coastal
areas & 24.0-26.0C along the coast.
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SGuyana Telephone & Telegraph Company LTD.

A dynamic telecommunication company, on the cutting edge of 21st Century
technology, has vacancies for two motivated persons who are qualified and
experienced to fill positions of Engineers in our Systems Engineering Division.

The candidates, to be successful are required to have the following qualifications:

- BSc. or equivalent in Civil/Electronic/Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering
- At least two (2) years working experience in Planning and Construction Engineering
Higher Technical Diploma/Higher National Diploma or equivalent in
CiviVElectronic/Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering
The applications to be successfully considered also need to have at least five (5) years
experience in the areas mentioned above.

Applicants should also be proficient in the use of computers aided drafting
applications software.

The successful applicants would be responsible for planning Outside Plant Projects for
the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company by preparing schedules, costing for
subscribers' requests, designing manholes, developing servicing areas, designing
line facilities for held orders and routine orders, developing plant location records
system, and monitoring the construction of ducts and associated works in the field.

Major Responsibilities
- Conducts field surveys to obtain measurements and gather data for engineering
- Prepares capital budgets for outside plant projects.
- Prepares detailed designs for expansion construction programme e.g cable,
duct and manhole systems, serving areas, carrier serving areas, feeder and
fibre optic cables.
- Carries out project planning activities.
- Distributes all relevant plans and documents to user departments.
- Carries out project economic viability studies for each project.
- Liaises inter-departmentally and with external agencies such as GPL, Ministry of
Works, City Engineers and Regional Development Authorities and Land
- Develops technical parameters, design guidelines and conducts analysis of test
results on line plantto ensure quality and suitability for use in GT&T's outside plant
- Maintains records of all outside plantfacilities and 'As-Built' information.

Successful applicants will receive an attractive remuneration package with fringe

Persons meeting the criteria set out above need to address their particulars to the
Manager, Human Resources, 50 Croal Street. Georgetown. These should reach him
no laterthan Friday 14th July, 2006.
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absolute fun and learning for
only $3 000 in Nursery. Primary
& Secondary Faculties. Splash
on and join hundreds of
students, classes commence
August 2, 2006 and Graduation
on August 29, 2006. Check office
desk for more information at
Atlantic Gardens or call 220-
8265. 220-9303 & 626-2080.
International Business
College Registration
commences for Summer
Programme 2006 at IBC. Our five
(5) weeks programme is packed
with as much as eight (8)
Subjects per class including
computer training. Classes are
held: Monday to Friday from
09:00 h to 14:00 h. Fees are as
low as $7 500 per package. IBC
offers classes for ages 5 to 19
years. Duration 10'" July 11'"
August, 2006. International
Business College (IBC). 262
Thomas Street, NCB. Tel. # 225-
5474 or 225-2397.

WOULD like to be a
secretary? Then join our
secretarial class.We offer
Pitman's English, etc. Phone
Study Club (Regionsl-10)
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285,
NAIL Tipping, designing, silk
wrapping, manicuring,
pedicuring, courses. Register
now $4 000 per course. Call
Michelle 227-7342, 222-3263,
Programme commencing on
July 24 to August 18, 2006.
Experience four (4) weeks of
learning with fun Nursery to
Secondary special courses for
students that wrote SSEE.
Registration for full-time and
art-time courses is on going.
Xenon Academy. Grove Public
Rd. (Tank St.), EBD. Tel. # 624-
Summer Package:- Introduction
to Computers Windows XP
Professional, Internet and E-
mail, Special attention to 3
subjects of your choice and
Educational tours and games on
Friday for a Special Fee of
$8,000 with a special payment
plan. Classes are from July 10
to August 25, 2006 (09:00 h -
15:00 h, Mon. -Fri.) ages from
12 to 19 years old. Contact us at
First Federation Building, 6
Croal and King Streets 227-
7627, 647-9434, Registration for
the new school term is currently
in progress. _

Official Partner of

Classes commencing
Monday, July 10,2006.

Registration ongoing doily from
9.0U am 5.3 pm

At 61 Area A Kersaint Park, 181
East Coast Demerara

Study Texts (Dec 06/Jun 07)
and Revision Kits (Jun 06/Dec
06) available for sale.

AVAILABLE 4 blocks of land
rich with gold in the Mazaruni
District. Position vacant for land
dredge. Owners 619-8715,

SCAFFOLDS, Chain saw.
ransom and other
construction tools. Contact
us on telephone #'s 225-
3466, 225-7268 or 23 North
Road, Bourda.
TRAVELLER sound system,
lighting system, stage, tents, all
sizes of generators, Band
equipment, PA system, mobile PA
system crusade, open-aired
Indian and English weddings,
conferences, parties, etc.
Fogging, bubble foam, confetti.
Just call 226-6527, 623-7242.
We are based at the Tennessee
Nigh Club.

HERBAL treatment -
ulcer, sarcaptic itch,
impotent pain. Call 220-
7342, 609-1308.

25 Princes Street,
Georgetown. LE Rich
apartments 575 Section 'A'
Block 'X' Diamond EBD. Tel.
227-3067, 233-2175 or 623-
1562. We offer rooms with fan,
TV, telephone, refrigerator at
monthly, weekly short and long
terms rates. Email: us at

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).

MR. Cao Min Ni has lost his
passport number G06814390.
ont. Number 223-9630 or the
nearest Police Station.
2 BLACK Briefcases on
Linden Highway in the vicinity
of the accident on Saturday,
February 4, 2006, taken from car
PDD 1619. Reward of $10 000
offered. Contact 218-4398/

Motoring "You train to pass". Call
227-1063 and 226-7874.
ENROL at Genesis Driving
School. Manual & automatic.
48 Princes and Camp Sts.
Summer Classes $10 000. Tel.
ENROL now at Shalom
Drive School. Lot 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek. You could also obtain
an International Driving Permit.
For more information, call 227-
3869, 622-8162, 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must kanow
who they deal with. Driving is
serious business, not a fly by
night business. R.K's Institute
of Motoring, 125, Regent
Road, Bourda.

MRS. SINGH massage. If
you need a balanced
massage try my therapeutic
massage combined with
reflexology. Tel. 220-4842
or 615-66-65
STRESSED out? Over
worked? Try Massage
Therapy. It releases muscular
and mental tension. Certified
Massage Therapist Ulelli
Verbeke. 615-8747.
ARE your sleeping well?
Suffering rom lower and upper
back pain, stiffness in the neck
and shoulder. Then try a
massage from a certified
therapist for results. Call Tel. #

EXPAND your search for love
and lasting relations.
Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stamped
envelope CFI, PO Box
12154 Georgetown,
interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations. Call CFI -
Telephone Friendship Link -
261-5079, Everyday, 07:00 to
21:00 h.
Nalinie and Michael on your
forth coming marriage. No one
can beat us! This is our fifth
wedding. You can be next or you
can jus have friends. Call now
for registration. Free gift. The
Junior/Senior Singles Dating
Services 18 80 yrs. Mon. -
Fri. 8:30 am 5 pm. Sat./Sun
- 10 am 4 pm. 223-8237, 648-

Hindi Classes. Tabeej planet
Protection. Other areas of
spirituality Guidance and
Protection of Spiritual people.
Contact Buddy 225-0677.

FOR all your accounting
services. Tel. 611-0294.
GRAPHICS Designs, Labels
and general printing. Tel. 225-
0502, 609-2302.
repairs. Honda, Briggs and
Stratton, etc. Tel. 627-7835.
SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of
sale. Call 623-4686, 223-
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves,
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
HAVING problems with
your air conditioning units,
fridges, washing machine,
as stoves, etc. Then call
inden. Tel. 641-1086.
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired and
serviced, also your kero range
change to gas. Tel. 628-5867,
WELDER for grillwork,
aluminium, cast iron, stainless
steel, fishing vessel, truck tray
alterations. Call Brian 233-
2847, 613-3876.
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/614-
KITCHEN cupboards,
closets, bar, etc., can be made
into any design, colour spray
painted or lacquered. Quality
work competitive prices. Call
FOR low cost air
conditioner, refrigerator,
microwave, freezer, drink cooler
repairs and servicing electrical
and solar panel installation.
Call 225-4822. 624-0004, 231-
stove, washing machine, clothes
dryer, freezer, vacuum cleaner,
etc. Contact A. Henry. Tel. 226-
1629. 223-4556, 625-8974.
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines, gas
stoves, microwaves, refrigerators,
etc. Telephone 227-0060. 616-
5568. Freezezone Enterprises
- 6 "A" Shell Road, Kitty.
- 16E '/ D'Urban Street. Tel.
227-0501. DVD sale 4 DVD
movies for $1 000, rental of
DVD's & VHS Video $60 &
$100. Membership FREE. 40
new release weekly.

Canadian imlgration

Balwant Persaud
Associates Certified
Canadian Immigration
Consultants of Toronto,
Canada can produce results
-= e 5'),ub al f ,- 511 ': o.,r
ihimigration matters and
Col willl' 1rl1 Corsultantsi
Lawyers thai are Approved
by the Canadian Govemrment.
Skiled Workers. SeifEmpioved,
Students. Work Permits
Refugees. F.iririy Sponsorships.
Appeals for Refused Cases. etc.
Canada: -: '-884~5416. 9-505l
Guyana: 225-1540, ,
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VACANCY exists for
Cosmetologist. Call 225-1280
or 231-0144 Orlando.
COUNTER Staff, Cleaner,
Barman. Apply in person to
Jerries Snacketfe, 228 Camp St.
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.
FEMALE Clerks 25 yrs. -
35 rs. to work in G/town. 288
Middle St., G/town. Tel. 231-
FEMALE Vocalists to
perform with Live Band,
Security Guard and Handyman.
Tel. Majestics. 226-6432, 623-
EXISTS for Security Guards
come into Cyber Chat Building
Sandiman Place and Croal
Street. Tel. 226-3383.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with written application to
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth
Streets, C/ville
SEWING Machine
Operators, female to clip & iron
garments. Apply at Kent
Garment Factory Ltd. Lot D
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park.
Tel.# 225-4492 or 225-9404.
FOR Security Guards,
Salesboys/Porters, Salesgirls,
Driver with Canter Licence &
female Clerical Staff. Apply
Avinash Complex in Water Sf.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829.
INSTITUTE 60 Light St.,
Alberttown, Geor etown. Tel. #
223-7226, 227-4798. Full-time
Teacher's Chemistry, Physics,
Biology, Mathematics.
MATURE individual with
secondary education to assist in
Hardware Store. Ability to work
unsupervised. Sales experience
helpful. Accommodation can
be provided. Call 226-9810.
after 4 pm.
VACANCIES exist for one
Maid, must be 40 yrs and over
and porters. Apply in person
with written application to
Hamid's General Store. 244
Regent Road. Bourda. Tel. #
226-8961. 225-3811.
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards. Must be able
bodied. 1 Handyman: Apply in
person with application, 2
recommendations, Police
Clearance to: The Manager,
Executive Styles, 200 Camp St.,
20 MALES and females to
work at University of Guyana and
other East Coast locations.
(Former employees can re
apply). Contact The Security
Administrator, University of
Guyana, Turkeyen, Campus or
R.K's Security, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
experience at three (3) years,
(CXC). Attractive salary and
other benefits. Preferably
person living on EBD. Apply in
person to: Friendship Oxygen
Limited 30 Friendship, EBD.
Between the hours of 1 and 4
VACANCIES exist for
Accounts Clerk, Stores Keeper.
Qualifications must be suitable
for the required positions
above. At least, three (3) years
experience in a similar field.
Salary negotiable. Apply to: BM
Enterprise Inc., GFL Wharf,
Houston,,Epas. Bank Demerara.,


ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30,
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets.
Campbellville, G/town.
more than G$100 000 monthly
working part-time. We provide
training. No boss. Work from
home. Come to PROSPERITY
CLUB any Wednesday 5 pm
17:00 h) or Saturday 1 pm
(13:00 h) to 89 Brickdam
opposite the Palms, New
Guyana School Compound.

Highway: 2 acres. G$600 000.
Phone 226-9700, 226-2803.
90. Road front. All utility
services. TRANSPORTED: G$2
200 000. Phone 627-8891.
QUANTITY of permanent
crops on island with
transferable 50 years lease in
Essequibo River. Tel. 260-
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call: 220-9675.
469 ACRES land at West
Bank Abary River. Ideal for
cattle and farm, and rice. Tel.
232-0547, 623-1234.
acres of prime land
development with two
buildings. All utility services.
Email: tabriu- 627-8891.
Land house lot $2.8M,
transported residential. Call
627-8891, 226-2803.
acres title. Riverfront for
animal, poultry, sawmill,
housing development,
industries, wharf, etc. Phone
592-226-2803, 627-8891.
acres. Prime Real Estate.
Container Hug, drydock,
industries, holiday resort.
Email: tabiru- 226-2803.
Waterfront, property ROAD TO
RIVER: In us ries, sawmills,
dry-dock, bond, all utility
services. Phone 592-226-
2803, 627-8891.
7.354 & 7.750 ACRES of
land situated at Parika,
Backdam, EBE with permanent
crops. Suitable for agricultural
purposes. Call 260-4713, 613-
Real Estate. Large riverfront
land 1 000 x 500 ft. wharf
dock yard, factory. Riverside
apartments, etc. Email tabiru-
Road Linden Highway to
Demerara riverfront. Clay-
pagasse-sand. Phone 592-226-
2803, 627-8891. tabiru-
2 Two acres plot of land
at New Hope, between
Friendship and Craig on the
East Bank Demerara. Road to
river. Ideal for residential or
industrial purposes. Tel: 664-
8256. Serious enquiries only.
TIMEHRI, EBD road to
river 2 acres. Prime river front,
property, boathouse, wharf,
sawmill, drydock, storage bond,
housing business $10M.
Phone 592-226-2803, 627-
8891. Email: tabiru-
PARIKA: 27 house lots -
$3M each. Essequibo Coast -
52 house lots 100 x 50 each
lot G$600 000 each lot. NEW
X 45 $2 200 000 each.
double lot $6M.
592-226-9700, 592-627-8891.

ECCLES Industrial Site.
34,398 sq. ft. land/General
Manufacturing $15M/US$75
QOO. Ederson's 226-5496.
GREIA Campbellville -
$4M, Kitty $4M, Meadow Bank
- $4M, LBI $2M, Coverden,
EBD $2.5M, Canal No.2 $6M.
Friendship/Supply, EBD
Riverside neg. Tel. 225-3737,
LAMAHA Gardens,
Queenstown, Subryanville.
Atlantic Gardens, Happy Acres.
Earls Court, LBI. Kitty, Turkeyen/
Patterson. Pearl, EBD.
JEWANRAM 623-6431, 227-
1988, 270-4470.

LODGE. TEL. 227-1689.
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
PHONE: 227-0928.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
ONE 2-bedroom top flat at
220 Thomas St., Kitty. Check
3-BEDROOM furnished
house BAP, newly renovated.
225-2709, 623-2591.
FURNISHED apartments -
AC, telephone and parking. Call
231-4310, 618-7895.
HOUSE by it self apt. -
US$500 with AC. Phone
Tony Reid 225-2626, 231-
1-BEDROOM apartment for
Kitty. Call 616-4690.
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom air-conditioned
house in Bel Air Park. Call
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1. 3-bedroom apts. 233-
PHONE 225-9944.
FURNISHED flat to let
overseas visitors. Telephone
Apartment at Lot 2
Cummings Street, Alberttown.
Price $30 000. Tel. 616-9227.
Dem large downstairs, 3
bedrooms, master inclusive.
EXECUTIVE office situated
on United Nations Place
Stabroek. with telephone lines.
Tel. 226-7380.
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly
basis from $4 000 aily.
Call 227-3336/227-0902.
ONE bedroom apt. Lot 91
5"' Street Cummings Lodge,
ECD. Tel. 222-3613,between 8
am 4 pm.
2 APARTMENT to rent upper
flat 2-bedrooms lower fIat 1
bedroom 32 North, Vryheid's
Lust. ECD.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
apartment, fully grilled with
toilet and bath enclosed. Tel.
ONE (1) 2-bedroom top flat,
back house apartment. Lot 8
Railway Street, Kitty. Tel. 227-
1-bedroom apartment at Lot
6 Bel Air Village. Single working
girls or UG student Call John -
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
at 319 East Street, G/town.
Suitable for couple with out
children. Tel. 226-3387.
business apartments, offices.
conferences from $35 000. Call
225-7131 or 611-0800.
BUSINESS flat to rent Barr
St., Kitty. Ideal for bond or any
kind of businesses (except food).
Call 226-4014, 225-4078.
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-

FOR rent 2-bedroom apt.
bottom flat, flood proof $20,000
monthly, located B.V. Contact Mr.
Mc Kenzie 220-3173.
3-BEDROOM, Prashad
Nagar. Phone & parking, lots of
space $70 000. 233-2968, 613-
NICE 2-bedroom apt., fully
furnished, Subryanville, AC, and
much more. 233-2968, 613-
1 LARGE plot of land
situated at Western Hogg Island.
Call 625-6296. anytime.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
2-BEDROOM bottom flat,
Robb St., front building $35
000. Call 613-2179 or 225-0056.
L/TOWN. TEL. 225-0502, 609-
ONE 3-bedroom back
building, upper flat. Address 179
Pike Street, Kitty. Tel: No. 225-
2067. Price $60 000.
room apartment in Queenstown,
in close proximity with KFC &
Guynet. Tel. 616-8083, 225-
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat house, fully furnished
situated at 129 Amla Avenue,
Prashad Nagar. Contact Merline.
Tel. 223-1634.
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 $100 000 to
$250 000 neg. Enquiries pis
call 220-7021, Cell 624-6527.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
with inside toilet, bath, water,
electricity, etc. Plantation
Versailles, WBD. Tel. 618-5070
Air Park, lovely 3-bedroom
house, never lived in since
remodeled, fully furnished -
US$1 800 per month. 233-2968,
FULLY furnished breezy,
well-secured, 2-bedroom upper
flat. Atlantic Gardens. Available
August 2006 for 1 year US$700
per month. Tel. 622-4746, 220-
959. Overseas visitors
AVAILABEL early July. One-
bedroom bottom apartment
water, telephone and parking
convenience, in Festival City.
Preferably decent mature working
couples $22 000. Contact 623-
8759 or 218-3463.
000, Eccles $50 000, Business
place $80 000, Snackette -
50 000, Office space $50 000.
K.S. RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
$22 000, $32 000. $45 000, $50
000. FURNISHED $26 000, $30
000, $45 000. ROOMS $11 000
- $16 000. Call 231-6263.
BACK concrete building
measuring 52' x 35', suitable
for cold storage, processing
Plant, etc. At Public Road Mc
Doom Village. Tel. 226-1903.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water,
in gated community. Weekly or
monthly rental. Contact Ganesh
-618-5070, 264-2946.
concrete 3-flat building. Ideal for
office, storage and living. Over
3 000 square feet. Call owner -
227-0190, 223-1309, anytime.
FURNISHED houses & flats
Gdns. Bel Air Park, etc., etc. from
US$500, unfurnished flats from
G$35 000. Sonja 225-7197,
included 2 small apartments, car
space and business place, next to
the main road in Eccles. everything
for rent. Lot 270 Eccles Scheme.
Phone No. 628-6565. Parbati
QUEENSTOWN. fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent.
Suitable for overseas visitors on
short term basis. Tel. # 226-
CALL Vish Realty for rental
of property apartments, office
space, business premises and
bond space from $40 000 US$2
500. Tel. 225-9780, 612-7377.

FOR rental secure
storage bonds 200 -900
square feet. Contact # 225-
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat house fully furnished, with
cable TV, phone, own drive way.
Situated at Nandy Park. Call 624-
3-BEDROOM top flat
Lamaha Gardens $65 000 3-
bedroom top flat. Industry $35
- 223-4928, 648-4799.
GREIA Section 'K', C/ville
- furnished US$500, unfurnished
large concrete building, can be
used as office/residence -
US$800, Bel Air Park, furnished
- US$1 500, unfurnished US$1
200. Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
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
218-0392, 648-7504.
unfurnished apartments one,
two, three & four bedrooms.
Queenstown residential, from
US$25 per day. Iong term also
available. Tel. 624-4225
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat apartment at Annandale
North, ECD. Inside toilet and
bath, phone, light and water up
to date $20 000 monthly. Tel.
220-9477, 613-6314.
bedroom concrete house
situated at -Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard space,
light, water, phone. Price $60
000 neg. Call 223-2919 or 629-
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 US$100 per
week. Call 222-6708/6510.
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.
ASSOCIATES. TEL. 225-5512,621-
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
00. Wills Realty 227-2612,
bedroom, furnished, master with
4-bedroom, partly furnished -
US$1 300 and a 6-bedroom unfur.
- US$800, also a large 4-
bedroom, fully furnished -US$2
bond 50 by 50, with extra space
for containers US$1 500 and
lots more all over. Call 226-7128,
for "Homes with Style."
US$2 500, B/A/Park US$1 300,
Q/town US$4 000, B/A/Park -
US$2 500, B/A/Springs US$2
000, Liliendaal US$900, Kitty
- $100 000, Kitty $120 000, B/
A/ Park US$1 900. UN-
FURNISHED Prashad Naqar -
US$1 500, A/Gardens US$500,
B/A/Park- US$1 500, New Haven
- US$1 900, L/Gardens $55
000. CONTACT 222-1319.
Email prime
ASSOICATES. TEL. 225-5512,

SHERIFF ST., business
offices $60 000, 2-bedroom
US$50 daily. Ederson's 226-
COMING from overseas.
Check out Sunflower Hotel & Fast
Food Brazilian & English Foods.
Rooms, AC, TV, long term & short
term stay. Attractive prices. Call
225-3817 or 227-0798. Ask for
Margaret or Roxanne.
"Have Faith in Christ, today". 227-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I :
(office/residence) US$2 500,
el Air Park US$1 500, Kitty -
$60,000. $45,000, US$750 (F/
F), US$500 (F/F) Caricom/
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 500.
EAST BANK: School $120 000,
Providence $50 000, Eccles
'AA' (F/F)- US$2 000, Diamond
- US$1 500. EAST COAST:
Courida Park US$3 000 (F/F),
Atlantic Gardens US$5 000,
US$2 000/US$1 000/US$500,
Happy Acres US$2 000/US$1
200/US$500, Non Pariel $35
000, Le Ressouvenir- US$2 500,
Ogle US$700/US$1 000.
OFFICES: Central Georgetown
- US$4 000, Georgetown $100
000/ $60 000, Queenstown -
US$2 000, Sheriff US$1 500,
North Road US$1 200,
Brickdam US$800, bond,
restaurants, etc. Versailles -
executive US$3 000, 3-
storeyed residential/office/bond
- US$1 500, Prashad Nagar (2-
bedroom) $60 000.

KITTY. Price $4 million
negotiable. Phone 649-3610
bedroom concrete house. Call
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price negotiable
South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Contact Owen King within.
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
5 7 9 _- - --- --_ - -
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price negotiable.
Call: 223-4938.
LOT 1 George St., Werk-en-
Rust $7.8M million negotiable.
Contact Prudential Brokers. 226-
7874 or 642-4827.
ONE executive property
in Meadow Brook Gardens,
drop from $18M to
$13.9M. Phone 231-2064,
Doom, Ogle/SheriffSt.. Kitty, La
Chalet. Contact Sonja 225-
7197, 623-2537._
ONE wooden building in
Georgetown with immediate
removal. 647-9834 or 333-2272.
Price $2 000 000 negotiable.
concrete building, 41 Second
Alloy Wismar Linden. No
reasonable price refused. Tel.
Crane Road, WBD. Vacant
possession. All amenities. Call
26-1004, 8 am (08:00) 4 pm
building located in Triumph
Backlands on largeplot of
land. Make an offer. Must be
sold. Call 220-6586.
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
el: 333-2500.
MASSIVE million dollar
reduction on prices at Tony Reid
Realty for the first 3 customers
for 8 days only. Call 225-2626.
231-2064. Now it's yours.
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,
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot)
- $18M neg. Contact 227-

PROPERTY at Lot 35
Robb St., Bourda. Call 227-
De Fretias Association
Realty Services, Valuation.
Tel. 225-0502, 609-2302..
building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartment. No repairs. Tel.
642-0636. _
U.G. Area. Fully furnished
and secured executive
concrete building with all
modern facilities. Tel. 642-
DIAMOND, Montrose,
Agriculture Road, Anna
Catherina, Bel Air Park, Windsor
Forest, Robb Street. 233-6160.
ACTIVE business, 2-
storeyed house located at 171
Section 'B' Non Pariel, E. C.D.
Tel: 220-7157 N. Singh.
ONE-THREE bedroom
house and land with a liquor
restaurant, fully furnished
situate at Lot 6 Missibie, Port
Mourant, Berbice. Contact 621-
BENT ST. $2.5M, Eccles/
Bagotstown S3M, North East
La Penitence $4M,
Queenstown $5M, LAND
Diamond $400 000. Call 231-
bedroom, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits 2 families,
property investor, large land
space. Worth viewing. Call Y.
Wilson 226-2650/229-2566.
3-BEDROOM, 2-storey
concrete building with large
yard. Near Texaco at Princes
t., Charlestown. Call 516-
220-1593. Email:
LAND 35 X 144. HOUSE
KITTY. Campbellville -
$12M, Subryanville $25M,
Queenstown $15M. Triumph
- $6M, Montrose- $7M,
Business Place $8M. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
PRASHAD Nagar 3-
bedroo-li all self-contained
MMC alarm, hot & cold,
filtered water system, fully
grilled, AC, secured parking.
More $31.5M neg. 233-2968,
$5.5M. CALL 225-5591.
3-BEDROOM concrete
and wooden 38 x 21, 2-storey
toilet, bath. Transport land -
210' x 54' situated at
Danielstown. Essequibo Coast.
Filled, fenced with bearing
fruit trees. Call 610-3676,
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 baths. Lower
portion has 2 bedrooms and
ath. Call Mark on 223-2951
or 614-9843.
GROVE $6.5M & $12M, W.
Ruimveldt $8M, P/Nagar -
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-
4 7 9 9
GREIA National Avenue,
South Ruimveldt $7M neg.,
Lamaha St., back house -
$6.5M, Canal No. 2 $3M,
Diamond $3M, Liliendaal -
$10M, $13M. Tel. 225-3737,
33%. 33%, 33%
Discount. Buy quickly. Qi
town $11.5M, Meadow
Brook $12.9M, Prashad
Nagar $11.9M, Kitty $9M,
Guyhoc Park $i 5M. Phone
225-2626, 231-2064. 225-
3-BEDROOM, two-storey
wooden building. Fully grilled,
in Uitvlugt, WCD. downstairs
enclosedfor business. Make an
offer, must be sold. No
reasonable offer refused. Call
624-5397 or 444-7595.
GREIA Section 'K' -
10M, Canpbellville $12M,
$18M, Prashad Nagar- $13M.
$22M, McDoom. EBD $8M,
Meadow Bank $7M,
Triumph, ECD $7M, $12M,
Lusignan, ECD $6M, $10M.
Tel. 225-3737. 225-4398.

LARGE wooden &
concrete property, 4 bedrooms
and large sitting area upstairs
kitchen, study, sitting and
dining area downstairs. Also
complete apartment or utility
area downstairs. Cross St.,
plenty land space. Tel. 226-
5265 or 627-8410. No Agents.
SALE by owner: Front
two-storey, 4-bedroom,
grilled, concrete house with
oilet & bath, enclosed
garage. Second house both
located at Triumph, ECD. 2-
bedroom house with toilet and
bath at Cove & John. Price
negotiable. Tel. 227-6993.
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.
PROPERTY: Lot 87 Jai Dam,
Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo.
House and Land. Price
negotiable $6 000 000. Front
House. Good road, water,
electricity and tel. services
available. Call Tel. No.: 260-
2912 or contact Rassool, 40
Tuschen Old Housing Scheme,
E.B. Essequibo.
Saffon St.- 100x60 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-
THOMAS Street,
Cumminsburg $9.5M, Bel Air
Park $25M, Lamaha Gardens
- $20,5M, Atlantic Ville -
$35.5M, New Providence, land
- 198 ft:\ x 100 ft. $20.5M,
Happy Acre, land 6 lots
together $35M. Earl's Court,
LBI land $6M. Vish Realty -
225-9780, 612-7377, 613-
ONE two-storey concrete
'and wooden, two-family
building, in excellent
condition, front building, yard
space, at the back. nice
neighbourhood in Da Silva
Street, Newtown, Kitty/
Mortgage can be arranged.
Price $11M. Contact Petes
Real Estate, Lot 2 George
Street. 226-9951, 226-5546,
2-storey fully concreted house
- 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink,
toilet, cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in
wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
806; evening 225-8410.
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 $3Mper
acre, Land of Canaan; Two
house lots at Meadow Bank,
EBD $55M. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.
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, Tucvil e -
$12M neg.; one (1) six-bedroom
executive style house with
three (3) master rooms, in
residential area $76M. Wills
Realty- 227-2612, 627-8314.
COST US$180 000. TEL. #
225-5512, 647-0856.

with verandah & two
toilets with bath
situated at
New H/Scheme

Tel: 617-1755

REGENT St., vacant 2-storey
business building $17M/US$85
000. Ederson s 226-5496.
ATLANTIC Gardens, vacant
2-storey mansion area for bond -
$30M/US$150 000. Ederson's
KERSAINT Park, vacant 2-
storey concrete 3-bedroom
mansion $15M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
residential/commercial buildings
to buy/rent Georgetown, other
areas. Ederson's 226-5496
INVESTORS, Robb St. 3 2-
storey wooden buildings $30M
neg./US$150 000. Ederson's -
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
STATION ST., vacant 2-
storey 3-bedroom mansion.
bottom business $23M/US$115
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ESSEQUIBO Queenstown,
vacant possession 3-bedroom
mansion $19M/US$95 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
REGENT St., new 3-storey
steel building divided into 4
sections, AC US$1.3M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
. .e.....n@ guy .an n a.. . ... Y ........
ATLANTIC Gardens. vacant
new 2-storey 4-bedroom building
- $14M/US$70 000. Ederson's
BEL AIR PARK, new 2-storey
concrete 4-bedroom mansion -
$24M/US$120 000. Ederson's
storey concrete business 40' x
80'. land 50' x 100' $40M/
US$200 000. Ederson's 226-
OVERSEAS/Local owners,
of buildings we have
management services paying
yours bills/landscaping.
Ederson's 226-5496.
GOOD Hope, E.B. Ebo. -
buildings 4,900 sq. ft., land -
44,064 sq. ft. resort $15M/
US$75000. Ederson's 226-
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, anytime. -
HIGH ST. Charlestown,
property on land 31' x 80' -
$18M; one two-flat concrete
building on large land, Nismes,
WBD $8.5M; wo 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, VBD $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, 627-8314.

HOPE, EBD, riverside land/
ship/warehouse/bond $12.5M/
US$63,000. Ederson's 226-
ECCLES, EBD vacant
large bond 6 000 so. ft., 25 ft.
high $45M/US$225000.
Ederson's 226-5496.

ONE new Video Ipod.
Price $70 000. Tel. # 624-
Grasscutter. Tel. 227-6012,
3 MALE Dachshunds,
mixed, 11 wks old. Tel. # 225-
LARGE quantities of mango
achar. Call 227-3285 or 623-
1 1500 WATTS OSG
amplifiers. 648-9706, 226-7855.
FLUFFY Pompek/
Pomeranian pups for sale. Call
Andrea on 226-2420, 226-7648
or 621-5514.
FRIDGE, wardrobe, bed,
wall divider and other item. Call
3-PIECE SUITE. TEL. 225-0502,
MERCURY in wholesale and
retail. Price very competitive.
Contact 615-4980.
SIX weeks pure bred Pitbull
pups, vaccinated and
dewormed. Tel. 617-4619, 624-
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon. to Fri
HOUSEHOLD furniture,
good condition. Also one house
ot at Enterprise, E. C. Dem.
Good location. Phone 225-
CHLORINE tablets 3"
for swimming pools only.
Phone 227-4857 (8am 4
pm). Mon. Fri.
SMALL fridge, queen size
bed, dining set, nibby chair
set, used computer. Going
cheap. 231-5767.
2" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
urple heart sluice $0.5M.
located Middle Mazaruni. Call
1 FOOD Cart with fryers, Hot
plate, etc. Also household items,
brass, silver, etc. Tel. 226-0170.
1 STEEL boat 96-ft.
length, 14-ft. 6 inches width, 6-
ft. depth. Contact 619-3090,
TOYOTA RZ gear box and
def 4310 diesel engines, 2 LT,
3L, one KZ. Tel. 263-7166 or
1 IRON boat, 96 ft. long, 6
ft. in depth, 14 ft. 6-inch width.
Contact 619-3090, 339-3102.
5-PIECE suite, good
condition $20 000. Mr. Lall,
84 Craig St., Campbellville, G/
town. Tel. # 223-1410.
FOOD Warmer, large drinks
cooler, industrial oven, other
items for shop. Price
reasonable. Call 218-1787.
PHILLIPS 64" flat screen
TV Bose 321 Home
Entertainment System Series
two. 226-4177, 225-2319,
HERO Punch motorcycle
and 1 for spares, house lot with
house, Friendship, EBD. Tel. #
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine; 1
Power Inverter, 1 000 watts. Tel.
- $15 000, wardrobe with large
levelled edge mirror $15 000.
Household items. Telephone
GASOLINE lawn mower (1
yr. old), 21" Murry 4.5
convertible mulcher only $50
000. H -226-1742, C -623-1317.
HOUSEHOLD items for sale
furniture and appliance in good
condition. Owner migrating. Call
anytime 231-4213, 629-4448.
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 Fri.
LAPTOP Computers, Digital
camera;, Projectors, Guitars,
Keyboards, DVD Recorders, one
Chappy, Plasma TV. Tel. # 226-
6432, 623-2477.
DVD Club (1300 DVD & 5000
cassettes). Located at
Merriman s Mall. Contact
Ronald 223-0972/223-0919.
ONE complete fishing boat
- 52 ft. length, 8 V ft. width, 6ft.
depth, in excellent condition.
Owner leaving. Price
negotiable. Phone 645-6886.
cm cu.ft. 1 four-burner stove
(Juruja) with gas cylinder. Price
negotiable. Call 231-2076, for
further information.
1 LINCOLN Arc Welder, 220
volts, single phase, 1 manual
tyre changer, 4 new tyres and
mag rims for Cherokee Jeep.
Contact Lawrence on 322-0309.
WASHING Machine, Mikasa
twin tub, 110 volts. Price $49
000, (new), refrigerator
Frigidaire, no frost, 110 volts.
Price $59 000 (used).
Telephone 227-0060.
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle,
next to new; 1 amplifier; 1
truck pump; 1 battery charger;
1 bicycle. Tel. 265-5876.
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.
DOBERMAN cross with
Ridgeback pups 5 wks old. 2
each Solar tweeters. 2 each
3600 watts trace inverters
charger. Contact 226-3526 or
COMPUTER training videos
& exam practice for MCSE 2003,
Network + 2005, A+, Linux+,
CorelDraw 13, Office 2003 and
many more. Call Brian at 660-
0845 for details.
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, 641-2634.
television. 1 white
Westinghouse double door
fridge, 1 Whidrlpool chest freezer, 1
Chester drawers. Contact 226-
0616, 170 Garnett St., Newtown,
2 PEAVEY Speakers 1400
watts each, 2 Gemini Tripod
stands, 1 Horizon projector, 1
violin, 1 table, 1 trident 3 Hp
sump pump, 1 Panasonic palm
concorder. Tel. 225-5955. Prices
NEW Wedding Dresses- (1)
size 9/10 wedding gown with
accessories, (1) size 8 wedding
dress & also maid of honor gowns
in a variety of colours & sizes.
Call 617-1419, 226-0253.
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)
1 MF 188 TRACTOR in
working condition, 1
combination wardrobe, 1 new
world gas stove + 2 bottles, 1
bed + mattress, everything
reasonable priced. Phone 663-
2173, 232-0938, 232-0572.
1 SINGER sewing
machine, all purpose c/w
cabinet; 1 Kenwood music set
c/w speakers, cabinet,
amplifiers, 5-disc CD, twin tape
deck, etc., all in working
condition; 1 Yamaha Keyboard,
in excellent. 2 wardrobes.
Please call 226-3978 or 623-
6743 for further information.
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 wih 150-ft snake
electronic Roland Oram set. DI
boxes. Cables, etc. Tel. 226-
6527, 623-7242.

BARGAIN Two fenced
land Annandale and Kitty plus
Hilux Surf $7M package.
JEWANRAM 227-1988, 270-
4420, 623-6431.
CAUSTIC Soda 55-lb. -
$4 000; Alum 55-lb. $5 000;
Soda Ash 55-lb. $7 500;
Sulphuric Acid 45-gal. $45
000; granular chlorine, chlorine
gas. Phone 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm) Mon. to Fri.
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-
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.
Equipment for Sale. One -
Caterpillar 966 Front end
Loader; One Caterpillar 215
Excavator; One Caterpillar
216 Back hoe; Two Caterpillar
236 Skid Steer Loader; One -
22 RB Dragline; Three -
Leyland DAFs 23 cu. yd.; 12
Wheeler twin steer Trucks; One
- Leyland DAF 22 cu. yd.; 10
Wheeler Trucks; One Leyland
DAF 12 cu. yd., Single axle
Truck; One 8 cu. yd. concrete
mixer truck; One 3.5 cu. yd.
concrete mixer truck. Tel #: 623-
0129 / 227-0207.
1 STENNER band saw, 1
- Kendall pipe treading
machine, 1 Wilson 18
Surfacer & jointer, 1 -
Danckaevts 27' surface, 1 -
Junior white head tools 12"
surface, 1 Wadkin 18" surface
& jointer, 1 Richmond, 2 -
Wadkin sharpeners, 2 cross cut
saw, 3-spindle moulders, 1 14"
Multie ripper, 1 Wadkin 6-head
moulder, 1 J. J. Smith Co. 5-
head moulder, 1 dust collector,
flat blades, slotted blades, bolts
and nuts for slotted blade, V.
Joint & Grove & Tounge Cutter,
Drill press, Grinders, leaves,
compressor jointers. Tel. 270-
6460, 644-0150, 609-7852.
1 COMPLETE Internet
System with lot of Extras
including large photocopy
machine Xerox 5028 $350 00;
1 000 pieces new cellular parts
and accessories $300 000; 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 00 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.
HOUSEHOLD & personal
effects for sale at giveaway
prices. All prices at about 50%
or market price negotiable.
Products must be sold. Items
include wall divider, circular
chesterfield suite, decorative
corner stand, centre tables,
Berbice chair, rocking chair,
cupboards, ironing table, writing
desk, Dell Computers, Makita
sander/grinder, passport size
camera, aquarium, JVC, VCR,
stereo music box, 150 pre-
recorder Indian & English video
tapes (latest movies), pedestal
camera stand, paper folding and
envelope making machine, TT
130 Toyota Corona Motor Car,
car rims sizes 12, 13 & 14, baby
cradle and much, much more.
Most items are new and others
are used and in good condition.
For information and inspection.
contact Tel. 263 7341.

TT 130 TOYOTA Corona
overhaul and spray over with 3
A engine, stick gear, mag rim.
tape deck and back wheel drive.

PICKUP. CALL 226-2229.
Model M truck. Tel:
ONE Toyota Tundra F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
1 AT 192 CARINA,
excellent condition. Tel. 229-
6271, Cell 625-5611.
excellent condition, PJJ series.
Call 222-6702.
minibus 15 seats $1.7M
neg. Tel. # 642-5899.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
unregistered. Price neg.
Contact Ryan 629-7010.
ONE Bedford TL 500
10-ton dump truck, GFF
4370. Call 626-1315.
Wagon. Stick gear. Call Jeffrey
- cell # 622-8350.
USHA 616-9378.
CALL 233-3213.
TEL. 229-6770.
ONE (1) Four-Runner,
immaculate condition, PHH
series. Call 220-0903, 640-
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 DODGE Ram 2003 4-
wheel drive, low mileage $5M
neg. 227-5637, 614-6672.
colour black, next to brand new.
Contact Ricardo 644-3593.
Call Cool Square, 537 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 226-7418.
ONE four-door black
Toyota Starlet. Contact Shelly
Shenequa on 225-4492, 9404.
immaculate condition. Price
neg. Tel: 220-7157 N. Singh.
1 MITSUBISHI Pajero 4-
door, leather interior. Excellent
condition. 1 owner. Tel. 624-
7035, 664-0482.
MIKE. TEL. 264-2610, 627-
SV 40 Camry AE 100
Corolla, EP 71 Starlet Turbo.
Call Mathura 625-1676, 231-
ONE 170 Toyota Carina.
Fully powered, mag rims.
Excellent condition. Tel.
256-3216 or 621-3875.
ONE Toyota Carina
Wagon. back wheel drive,
excellent condition. 256-3464,
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player. Priced
to go. 621-7445
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 seater,
manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
Whitee. Going cheap.
uzuki Vitara. 4-door. Call
227-5500, 227-2027.
ONE Toyota Marino -
automatic, fully powered, mag
rims, etc. Tel. 256-0836, 622-
1 JIALING motorcycle.
125 low mileage, still under
warranty. Owner leaving. Tel.
# 225-8931, 628-0764.
ONE AE 100 Corolla,
automatic, fully powered, AC.
etc. Price $1 175 000 neg. Tel.
# 623-7684, 645-0899.
ONE 2000 V6 Limited
Toyota 4-Runner 20" Chrome
wheels, pioneer. DVD Player,
HID light, etc. Call 623-3122.
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!

_ I _I _I _ C__ I

ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
............ .... ... .... ................................. .............
3/ TON Ford Truck,
enclosed, parts for Mercedes
200 series, engine &
transmission for minibus. Call
1 CARAVAN minibus.
Excellent condition, 1 Nissan
Stanza, excellent condition.
Tel. 227-7458, 627-5259.
series, immaculate
condition $2.4M
negotiable. Mint condition.
Contact 276-0245, 628-
AE 91 COROLLA, fully
powered, excellent condition,
music, etc. $700 000 neg. Call
227-3388, 621-4104.
TC 57 Combine, new in
good working condition, also
tractors. Johnson 25, out
engine. Tel. 232-0547, 623-
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Carina
EFI, automatic, fully
powered, CD Player $750
000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ (long base),
BJJ series. Immaculate
condition, hardly used. Price
- $1.8M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
series, btlrgundy, automatic,
fully powered, AC, CD player -
$1.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
manual (Stick), gear power
steering. AC, etc. Great
consumption. Ideal for hire.
Tel. 254-0171, 646-5136.
TOYOTA Double Cab
Hilux PJJ series, manual, AC,
PS, Crash bar, fog lamp, mags,
3Y engine, in immaculate
condition, never run off road -
$2.9M neg. Call 276-0313,
Suzuki GZ 250 wide seat,
consumers best buy, brand
new, never used dark green.
Only $600 000. H 226-1742,
TOYOTA Super Custom 3
minibus in excellent condition,
directed from Japan. Transfer
ready. One Toyota AE 91
Sprinter in good condition.
Tel. 265-6043, 625-2624. Ask
for KP.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
immaculate condition,
automatic, fully loaded,
crash bar $1.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
1999 MODEL 4-door RAV-
4, in excellent condition,
manual with CD player
available August, 2006. $3.5
million. Tel. 622-4746, 220-
1 ISUZU Trooper (4 x 4)
V6 (enclosed 4-door) -
automatic, crash bar, power
wrench, price $650 000.
Excellent working condition.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon (PHH series, never in
hire) automatic, fully
powered, mag rims, CD Player.
Hardly used. Price $1 350
000. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Almera
(came in brand new), PHH
series (executive type car),
automatic, fully powered,
AC, magrims, alarm. Price
- $2.1vM. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
Mirage, PJJ series. Excellent
condition. Hardly used,
original crystal lights, mags,
spoiler, dual air bags, AC,
automatic, fully owered, low
mileage $1 050 000 neg.
Contact Jai. Tel. 623-8301,
1995 model, PJJ series, 5-
door, automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims, (4 x
4), leather interior, crash bar,
immaculate condition. Price -
$4.9M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (came
in brand new) automatic,
fully powered, AC, chrome
mag rims, CD player, alarm,
remote start, roof rack, crash
bar, (auto 4 x 4). Price $2.4M.
(Immaculate condition).
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.

1 AE 100 CERES
automatic, fully powered, CD
player, mags, immaculate
condition, never in hire $1 250
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 TOYOTA Tacoma (25
000 Km only), GHH series,
auto, fully powered, AC, mag
rims, crystal light, big lights
in front, CD. Immaculate
condition. Price $2.6M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
GREIA one Toyota Starlet,
prime condition $1.3M, one
Toyota Corona 212. just
registered $2.2M. Tel. 225-
3727, 225-4398.
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.
1 AMERICAN made Toyota,
4-Runner fully powered, flare,
mag rim, stereo, etc., PHH series
$2.5M neg. Contact 623-4908.
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3) wheel roller,
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call 623-
3404, 222-6708.
(Mitsubishi) short base, 2-ton,
in excellent working condition
$800 000 neg. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141 Shahab.
good condition mag rims,
stick gear, tape deck. Tel:
626-6837 after hours # 220-
ONE 7 600 Ford Turbo 4-
wheel Drive tractor fully
reconditioned. Tel. 617-8156,
263-5634 L. Lalman & Son.
Canal No. 2 Polder.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
1 MITSUBISHI Lancer, late
PJJ Series, with CD Deck, good
condition $1.5M non
negotiable. Cell 614-9599.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW, PM, PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).__
ONE Toyota Corona AT 170
DECK, ETC Tel. 226-8973, 664-
PL, 17" Mags. Immaculate
condition. eat car. Price
negotiable. Contact 229-6491;
TOYOTA Camry SV 40 -
$1.5M, AT 192 $1.1M, Marino
- $1M. Henry 272 Bissessar
Ave., Prashad Nagar. Tel. 225-
7126, 226-3693.
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.
TOYOTA Ceres AE 100 -
automatic, fully loaded, A/C,
CD Player, mag rims.
Showroom condition. Price -
$1.2M. Tel. 226-6096.
ONE AT 150 Corona stick
gear/front wheel drive, in good
condition. Price $460 000
negotiable. Tel. 621-3343, 648-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors,
goodcondition, CD/Tape player,
ubble tray dual air bag, mag
rims, etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-
1 DUMP truck 1 water tender
and 330 Timber Jack Skidder all
are in good working condition. For
more information Contact: 264-
AT 212 CARINA, NZE 121
NEGOTIABLE. TEL. 226-0041/
1 RZ 15 seater minibus,
carburetor, BHH series, good
condition, mags, music. $1.2M
neg. Call 261-6063, 626-7137.
CANTER Truck (Mitsubishi)
2-ton enclosed refrigerator.
immaculate condition $1 650
000 deal. Owner leaving. Con.
259-3237, 619-9451.
1 AT 170 CORONA -
completely refurbished and
sprayed. PW, PM, mags, music.
AE 81 Sprinter doors glass, back
windscreen, front bumper and
gorill..Te... 619-5087, 218-3018
AT 212 CARINA, AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Sprinter &
Corolla, EP 92 Starlet 4-door, T
100 Toyota Pickup, Mark 11.
Amar # 227-2834. 621-6037.

TWO Kawasaki Ninjas ZX
600 (cat-eyes) like new, one
owner, excellent condition, low
mileage, all accessories. ($450
000). Phone 223-1885, 642-
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 & 1000. One Toyota
Tundra 4-wheel drive automatic.
Call 629-4979, 220-7430.

225-2500, 646-5888.
THIS is special one Hover
craft good for outdoors sport -
hunting, etc. Lots of fun. Only
eleven million Guyana dollars.
225-0995, 618-7483. 628-0796.
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.
MERCEDES Benz C 200 -
class, fully loaded, TV, CD, etc.
Special version year 2000,
arriving soon. Contact
Prudential Brokers #226-7874
or 642-4827 $7.5 million.
immaculate condition; 1 Buick
car with AT 170 engine, AE 91,
AE 81, Pickup van etc. all in excellent
condition.. Call: 220-5124,663-
ONE RZ long base minibus,
good working condition. No. BFF
4857. Price $850 000. neq.
Contact No. 628-4740, 661-
ONE C 33 Nissan medalist
(Laurel) car in good power
steering, mirror and locks, AC,
stereo, automatic 4-cylinder,
mag rims, etc. Tel. 229-6421,
616-9523. Price $750 000,
AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
1996 Model; Toyota Dyna 2-ton
truck, 1997 Model; Toyota Dyna
1.5-ton truck, 1997 Model. All
vehicles never registered and
are being sold at giveaway
prices. Tel. 231-5680.
P..r!c.. s .Te .:...2.3.. ...:... .. .......................
1-TOYOTA 4-Runner, 4-
door, enclosed $1.3M neg. 1
Hilux Surf 4 x 4 4-door enclosed
- $2.4M neg. 1 6JJ, Leyland DAF
double axle truck with hyhab,
dump, 20-cyd. tray. Price neg.
Call 640-2365.
ONE RAV 4L PJJ series,
fully loaded, TV, CD, bull bars,
excellent condition, woman
driven and one Nissan Single
Cab Pickup, GHH series,
excellent condition. Tel. Bobby
- 220-4221, Frankle 266-0309
ONE Toyota Dyna Long
base Canter truck, GHH series,
3-ton, in immaculate condition:
one Nissan Canter truck, short
base, in excellent condition,
GGG Series. Call 260-2806,
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, 225-2319.
- 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.

MERCEDES 1999 Model
Sports Convertible it's a
speedster $10 million, AE
100 Wagon $1.5M, AT 170
Wagon $750 000, EP 82
Starlet (4 doors) $1M. 225-
0995, 618-7483, 628-0796.
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.
RECENT shipment from
Japan. Toyota Carina AT 192
- $675 000, Mitsubishi Lancer
CK 2 $925 000, Toyota
Corolla AE 111 $850 000,
Toyota Corolla Wagon $650
000, Mitsubishi Mirage $1
050 000, Mitsubishi RVR -
$925 000, Toyota Raum $1
100 000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on the
Wharf. Contact Fazela Auto
Sales 276-0245, 628-4179.
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 $750
000 neg. Owner migrating.
Quick sale 621-4928.
TOYOTA Four-Runner
1998 model) $4.6M, Toyota
3Y) Surf immaculate $1.9M,
Toyota (2L) Xtra cab, 4 x 4 -
$2.6M, Toyota (3L diesel), GHH
series Single Cab 4 x 4 Pick up -
$1.6M, Toyota Land Cruiser
1992, Model 4 500 cc $2.4M,
Toyota Tacoma (Big Lite) Xtra
Cab 4 x 4 $2.5M, Toyota Four-
Runner 1992 Model,
immaculate condition $1.9M,
F150 Xtra Cab 1990 model
(automatic) $1.1M, Toyota
Double Cab 4x4 (immaculate),
3Y engine $2.8M, Nissan Atlas
(diesel) canter, double back
wheels $975000, Toyota
Tundra (2003 model), never had
an accident, perfect condition -
$4.9M. Call 225-0995 or 618-
7483. 628-0796.
110; TOYOTA WILLS VS (2003
- 226-4939. A NAME AND A
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110, EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172,
LN170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab YN 107, LN 107, LN
165, 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN 169,
Toyota Hilux Single Cab LN
106, Toyota Hilux Surf- RZN 185
YN 130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E, FE6387EV,
Toyota Carina AT 192, AT
212, Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV RO1, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota Mark
IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Mark 2 GX
100, Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210, Toyota
Hiace Diesel KZH110, Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer SC2A, Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol Auto
Sales, 226 South Rd., Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-8953.
226-1973. 227-3185, Fax.
227-3185. We give you the
best cause you deserve
the best.

DAVID Auto Sale located at
238 South Rd. Alexander St.,
opposite Salvation Army. We buy
and sell used vehicle. In stock
AE 81, AE 91, AT 170, Corona &
Carina, AT 190 AT 212, 110
Corona, Sprinter, 4 x 4, Tacoma.
Telephone 227-1845, Mon. -
Sat. 229-6253.
ASSOICATES. TEL. #225-5512,

ONE TYPIST AT 223-5204
OR 628-7605.
227-0060. (KRISHNA).
# 227-7458 OR 627-5259.
226-5396 LEE.
34 ROBB Street, Bourda,
XX Store Salesboys &
LORRY Drivers needed. Tel.
646-3996, 227-1216.
DONNA 660-9660.
DOMESTIC. CALL 233-2738,
18-23 ECCLES
EL. 227-0018.
LARGE supply Red Cedar.
Best price paid. Call 662-7516,
623-0008, 663-8215.
BUILDING for school in East
Bank or West Coast Demerara.
Tel. 223-7226/227-4798.
ONE General Domestic.
Must be able to Cook. Very
attractive salary. Call 624-7436
1 PRESSMAN Apprentice
AB Dick & multi lathe machine.
Apex Printery. 231-1466.
ONE small registered
minibus in excellent working
condition. Tel. 223-0363, 225-
CONTACT TEL. 227-5637.
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-5198,
for working persons in city or
suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
TUG Captain. Must have
knowledge of Quarry. Call 227-
2027. General Domestic. Call
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's Pool
Bar 315 Middle St., between
10:30 hrs and 12:00 hrs.
ONE RZ driver. Must be
capable of working late, Route
42, preferable from G/town. Tel.
2 DECENT working girls to
share a fully furnished house in
Atlantic Gardens, ECD. Tel. 225-
2 3-BEDROOM top flat in
city for a family of 3. Maximum
rental $40 000. Contact 231-
3310, 619-2295.
ONE Maid to work General
Domestic. Contact Bharat's
Liquor Store, Robb & Orange
Wa!k, Bourda. 225-9245.
HOUSE lot Diamond/Grove
New Scheme with or without
transport. Person willing to give
up exchange house lot. Call 231-
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country
area, age 35 to 45. Tel. 609-

EXPERIENCED bartender.
Must be aged 20 30. Contact
Fay Lawrie, between 8 am
and 9 pm, 231-4210/226-6434.
ONE Salesgirl, one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18 25.
Must be pleasant and friendly
and live on the ECD. Call
Salesgirls with at least 3 yrs.
Experienced. Apply in person
to May's Shopping Centre, 98
Regent St.
cooks, counter servers. Apply in
person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant,5 commerce St., G/
town. 9-11 am.
ONF experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person
with written application to
Regent Household Electronic,
143 Regent Road. Tel. 227-
DECENT working
female roommate to share
furnished apartment in
Kitty $19 000 including
light & water. Call Sharon
- 649-2358.
Maker. Purl & Roti makers, Curry
cooks, Handyboys. Apply in
person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St.,
G/town. 9 -11 am.
Drivers with reference from last
employer and one male
Dispatcher to work night shift.
Call Jeffrey cell # 622-8350.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and
hairstyles, etc. Also chairs to
rent. Please contact. Tel. 223-
5252 or 628-3415.
WHOLE day Domestic to
work 4 days per week, preferably
not older than 35 yrs. Good
salary and conditions. Serious
enquires only. Call 223-1647.
be able to cook American Italian
and Creole dishes. Contact Fay
Lawrie, between 8 am and 9
pm. 231-4210, 226-6434.
NEED experienced
waitress. Must be attractive
between ages of 18 and 25.
Contact Fay Lawrie, between 8
am and 9 pm. 231-4210, 226-
ONE day shift Handyman,
one Security, night shift Waiter
and Waitress, one experienced
Barman. Tel. 226-6527, 623-
7242. Tennessee
Entertainment Centre.
and Handyboys. Apply with
written application fo Regent
Household Electronic at 143
Regent Road Bourda.
Telephone No. 227-4402.
needed for a garment factory
in Trinidad. D. Industrial
Safety Apparel, 76 Seda Hill
Village, Princess Town,
Trinidad. Tel. 868-620-7661.
Porters, Salesgirls and
Salesboys. Apply Avinash
Complex, Water Street, Athina's
by the East Coast Bus Park &
Anand's Regent Street.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829
BUYING clean copper at
$200 per Ib, clean aluminium
at $40 per Ib, clean brass at
$90 per lb. Contact New
Enterprise Brass & Copper at
75 Norton St., Lodge on Tel. #
226-8100 or 621-439.
HANDYMAN needed in
Trinidad. Ages 45 60. Send
photo and telephone Number
to: Carol Moller. P.O. Box 4498,
Sangre Grande, Trinidad W.I.
Telephone -. 1-868-740-601.
TEL. 225-5512/647-0856
LIVE-IN staff to do semi
clerical work from East Berbice
& West Essequibo. Application:
Personnel Manager, Lot D
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park GI
town. Contact Rafeena on Tel.
# 225-9404 or 225-4492.
HONEST, reliable and
experienced Taxi Drivers to work
in a popular Taxi Service. Fully
loaded cars available, good
salary guaranteed. One
reference required. Must have
Hire Car Licence. Call 226-
0731, anytime.

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35 YRS. CALL 227-6797.
50 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(Dogs) Division, 2 lorry and van
rivers to work as Driveis on
contract (like minibus).
Contact The Manager, R.K s
Security Service 125,
Regent Road, BoLrda.
ADMIN. Assistant, 35+
computer literate, strong
interpersonal skills and
ability to communicate.
Must be able to do Tnultitask.
For further enquiries call
227-3083 from 8 am to 4
pm, Mon. Fri. or fax
resume to 223-5019.
needed in Trinidad for
Indian family. Ages 30 35.
Write to: Garnett Moller, 11
Hillside Terrace, North El
Dorado Road, Tunapuna.
Trinidad, W.I. Telephone-
1-868-663-6170/Cell- 1-868-
685-1115. Send recent
ONE General Domestic
between the age 35 and 40
years to work at A-20 Barima
Avenue, Bel Air Park. Must
have two recent references
and recent Police
Clearance. Also must have
NIS Card. Please contact A-
20 Barima Avenue, Bel Air
ONE experienced male
or female sewing machine
Operator to supervise the
sewing of shirts, pants and
other garments. One
experienced Cutter to cut
with cutting knife at
Sooksons Garment Factory,
above R. Sookraj & Sons on
Regent St. Attractive salary
REQUIRED earn more than
G$100 000 monthly working
part-time. We provide training.
No boss. Work from home.
any Wednesday 5 pm (17:00
h) or Saturday 1 pm (13:00 h)
to 89 Brickdam opposite the
Palms, New Guyana School

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

CIRCUIT City Internet
Cafe and Computer
School, Lot 2 D'Edward
Village, W/C/B. All
Internet facilities,
p h o t o c o p ying,
Scanning and Fax
Services. Tel. # 327-
5369 or 625-7189.

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

building, newly built
in the heart of New
Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically.
Call 333-2457, 337-
2-,STOREY prime
residential Dprop er ty
situated in Canefied
Canje Pub li c Road.
Price 20 mio o
negotiable. Contact
Tel. 327-7164.

,. SUN DAY CHROmL.JuJv 2. 2006


I Sixt e en wicket s t u m ble o n s e c o n d -I

GBCA names

s eldniW str i ke ba c k but
Squad for
feSolute Dravid gives India edge re "onal

KINGSTON, Jamaica,
(CMC) West Indies crashed
to their lowest total in a 'lest
against India, but their fast
bowlers fought back to leave
the fourth and final Digicel
Test evenly poised after six-
teen wickets fell on the sec-
ond day at Sabina Park yes-
After off-spinner Harbhajan
Singh bagged a cheap five-
wicket haul that sent West
Indies tumbling for 103, the
hosts struck some early blows
to restrict India to 128 for six
at the close.
It left India, who gained a
first innings advantage of 97,
with an overall lead of 225
ahead of today's third day.
Captain Rahul Dravid com-
pleted his second half-century of

ANY kind of Satellite
dishes and receivers to parts,
etc. to buy. Contact 609-7363
ONE Secretary Assistant.
Must be mature, courteous and
efficient. Possessing a sound
secondary education, good
command of the English
Language and computer
literate. Apply in person with
written application, curriculum
vitae and two recent
references to ASTROARTS -
305 East Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

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

Store, panel doors,
cupboard doors,
windows and
mouldings. Pitt Street
& Republic Road, N/A.

JUST arrived Caterpillar
312 & 320 Excavators (long &
short boom); Bulldozers (D 8,
D 10, FD 30, FD 40 and 650
Komatsu Excavators). All sizes
of Road Rollers: One mini bus.
Prices negotiable. A.
Sookram Auto Sales,
D'Edward, WCB. Tel. 327-
5419; 623-9125.

OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases, 58
Village, Corentyne,
Berbice. Phone C338-221.
(David Subnauth).
One Ransom 3-
Disc Plough, one pair
MF 35-cage wheel, one
35 MF back blade, one
steel rake Call Tel: 333-
1 LITTLE Giant
dragline with 371 engine;
1 48" x 36" ptch
propeller (1) 3" da. x
3 ft 6 ins. propeller
shaft; 1 Perkins marine
with transmission; 1 -
Bedford engine block
with standard crank
shaft and head; all
sizes of 3-phase
motors; cutting torch;
one complete gas
weldi nM set; one
371 GM engine.
Tel: 333-3226.

the match, solidly accumulating
an unbeaten 62 on the way to
becoming the fastest player to
reach 9 000 runs in Test cricket.
Dravid's innings, which has
lasted 204 minutes and con-
tained 11 boundaries, off 130
balls, came after two wickets
each to Jerome Taylor and
Corey Collymore left the match
in the balance.
On an eventful day in which
16 wickets fell for 231 runs,
Harbhajan took five for 13 off
4.3 overs, to trigger a rapid
West Indies collapse in which
they crashed from their lunch-
time position of 80 for five to
103 all out.
West Indies' previous low-
est total in a Test against India
was 127 at Delhi in 1987.
Harbhajan instigated West
Indies' slide by removing top-
scorer Daren Ganga for 40 in the
final over before lunch, and
quickly added the wickets of
Dwayne Bravo, Ramnaresh
Sarwan, Denesh Ramdin and
Pedro Collins after the interval,
to complete a collapse in which
the last seven wickets fell for 31
West Indies' resistance after
the interval lasted only 40 min-
Bravo departed without
scoring to the last ball of the first
over on resumption when he
gave a catch to forward short-
leg that was taken by Yuvraj
Singh off Harbjahan. The same
combination was responsible for
the downfall of Denesh Ramdin
for 10.
In-between, Ramnaresh
Sarwan, batting at No.7 and
using a runner after suffer-
ing a blow below his left knee
on Friday, skied a catch to
mid-wicket to be out for
s e v e n .
After Taylor was run-out by
the length of the pitch, Pedro
Collins lifted a catch to long-
on to end the innings.
Before lunch, West Indies
were set back mainly by pacer
Sreesanth who took two for 34
off nine overs. Sreesanth col-
lected two wickets in the first
hour and his teammates claimed
another three in the second to
give India the advantage at lunch.
The young pacer removed
Chris Gayle and Brian Lara and
the dismissals of Marion
Samuels, Shivnarine
Chanderpaul and Ganga took
the balance towards India.
Srcesanth started West
Indies problems with the fourth
ball of the day that bowled
opener Chris Gayle without
Skipper Lara made 26 that
included a few lovely strokes
before falling to a catch at third

INDIA 1st innings 200
WEST INDIES 1st innings
C. Gayle b Sreesanth 0
D. Ganga Ibw b Harbhajan 40
B. Lara c Jaffer b Sreesanth 26
M. Samuels stp. Dhoni b Kumble 2
S. Chanderpaul c wkp. Dhoni
b Patel 10
D. Bravo c Yuvraj b Harbhajan 0
R. Sarwan c Kaif b Harbhajan 7
D. Ramdin c Yuvraj b Harbhajan 10
J. Taylor run-out 6
P. Collins c Sehwag b Harbhajan 0
C. Collymore not out 0
Extras: (w-1, nb-1) 2
Total: (all out, 33.3 overs) 103
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-42, 3-53,4-72,
5-80, 6-81,7-88, 8-99, 9-103.

slip from a ball that bounced
awkwardly from Sreesanth.
Samuels, promoted to No.4,
offered a chance to Wasim
Jaffer at third slip off Sreesnath
when he was on two, but did
not profit and was stumped by
wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh
Dhoni after missing a defensive
stroke against leg-spinner Anil
Fifteen minutes to the
break, Chanderpaul edged a
catch to the keeper off pacer
Munaf Patel and on the
stroke of lunch, Ganga was
lbw to off-spinner Harbhajan
Singh when he went back
and played across the line.
Ganga's 40 came in exactly
two hours off 63 balls and in-
cluded five fours.

When India batted a second
time, Taylor raised hopes among
hometown supporters when he
quickly dispatched openers
Wasim Jaffer and Virender
Sehwag. Jaffer fell to a sensa-
tional one-handed catch by
Marion Samuels at third slip
and Sehwag was Ibw to a ball
that kept low.
When Dravid reached 19, it
was his 9 000th Test run in his
176th innings. He was the sixth
player to reach the landmark
and the fastest, needing one
fewer knock that Brian Lara.
Dravid tried to steady
things with VVS Laxman in a
third-wicket partnership of 43
before Corey Collymore struck
twice by claiming the wickets of
Laxman (16) and Yuvraj Singh
(13) to catches at second slip by
After Collins bowled
Mohammad Kaif off the inside
edge for six to leave India 76 for
five, Dravid and Dhoni made 19
in a sixth-wicket stand of 46
with Dravid before he became
Taylor's third wicket when he
was bowled.
Taylor has so far taken
three for 28 off ten overs,
while Collymore has two for
31 in 16 overs.

Bowling: Sreesanth 9-3-34-2, Patel
12-5-24-1 (w-1), Kumble 8-3-32-1
(nb-1), Harbhajan Singh 4.3-0-13-5.
INDIA 2nd innings
W. Jaffer c Samuels b Taylor 1
V. Sehwag Ibw b Taylor 4
WS Laxman c Lara b Collymore 16
R. Dravid not out 62
M. Kaif b Collins 6
M. Dhoni b Taylor 19
A. Kumble not out 2
Extras: (lb-3, w-1, nb-1) 5
Total: (6 wkts, 49 overs) 128
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-6,3-49,4-63,5-
Bowling: Collins 19-7-56-1 (nb-1),
Taylor 10-3-28-3, Collymore 16-5-31-
2, Bravo 4-1-10-0.

AFTER the conclusion of a fie-day encampment at the Na-
tional Gymnasium on Friday. the Guyana Blind Cricket
Association (GBCA) has announced a 13-man contingent
to participate in the West Indies Blind Cricket tournament,
scheduled to be held in Barbados from July 4-7.
The team, under the guidance of coach Bharat Mangru and
manager Darshanand Ramlall, is expected to depart tomorrow
and will open their campaign against Tnnidad and Tobago on
The team will be led by all-rounder Patrick Howard and
his deputy wll be the expenenced Ganesh Smgh. Both of them
were part of the national teani that took part in the home tour-
nament against a combined Team made up of Barbados and
Trinidad & Tobago players earlier this year.
The team consists of four B Is. four B3s and three B2s.
The full squad reads: Patrick Howard (captain),
Ganesh Singh (vice-captain). Neil Smith, Anthony
Robinson. Oliver Kerr, Ronald Kissoon, Edwin Benjamin,
Amin Britton, Venus Benjamin, Dale Layne. Asif Khan.
Leroy Phillips and Cecil Morris.



From back page
after 57 minutes and striker Henry arrived unmarked at the
far post to volley the ball home.
"We don't want to stop now. This is so beautiful, we want it
to carry on," said Zidane, 34.
In Paris, hordes of French fans descended on the Champs
Elysees shouting "We have won! We have won!"
The victory completed a memorable World Cup double for
France, as they also beat Brazil in the 1998 final.
Despite boasting a dazzling array of top Europe-based players, five-
time champions Brazil never reached their full potential in Germany.
"We didn't think we would leave before the final but we have
to face it." said Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira.
"France played very well, they were more patient and their
victory was a deserved one," he added. "We had talented players,
we worked hard but there was something missing."
Brazil's departure means the tournament will have no South
American side in the last four for the first time since 1982.
Germany and Italy contest the first semi-final in Dortmund on
Tuesday while France play Portugal in Munich on Wednesday.
'There should have been at least one South American team in
the semi-finals, it's a shame for world football," Parreira said.

Portugal are the only team in the semi-finals not to have won
the World Cup.
Goalkeeper Ricardo was the hero of their win in Gelsenkirchen,
saving three spot-kicks a record for a World Cup shootout -
from England midfielders Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and sub-
stitute Jamie Carragher.
"Penalty shootouts are a lottery, but I train well too, but I'm
not going to tell you my secrets, then you will know everything,"
the 30-year-old goalkeeper said.
Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to score Portugal's winning pen-
alty, prompting thousands to sweep into Lisbon's main avenues to
celebrate their country making the last four of the World Cup for
the first time in 40 years.
England have now lost five of their six penalty shootouts in
major tournaments.
Rooney, only back from a broken foot at these finals and seen
as key to England's hopes, was red-carded after 62 minutes.
Involved in a tussle for possession, he stamped on the groin of
defender Ricardo Carvalho virtually in front of Argentine referee
Horacio Elizondo.
England were already without captain David Beckham, who was
left sitting in tears with his head in his hands after being substi-
tuted in the 51st minute with an injury.
The match was the last game in charge of England for coach
Sven-Goran Eriksson, who announced before the tournament he
would step down after five and a half years in charge.
England failed to get beyond the quarter-finals of a major tour-
nament for the third successive time under the Swede.
"We are out of the tournament and that hurts. I don't think we
deserved to lose," he said.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, a candidate to replace
Eriksson until he quit the race, paid tribute to England.
"I admire the attitude of England. With 10 men they were
the same as our 11. They didn't give us many opportunities,"
he said.

P ease contact: Mr. G. Winter on 333-3154/333-6628 Or
Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304

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Ramdhani attains Level 3 coaching diploma

has attained his Level 3
coaching diploma.
The Badminton head, took

Guyana Twenty20 ...
S(From page 30)
BBut with Singh departing in the 16th over, caught at long on by
Trevon Garraway, off left-arm spinner Sauid Drepaul, and
.Permaul bowled two balls later in the same over, with the score
on 96 for eight, Guyana Under-23 had still fancied their chances.
SHowever, Brendon Bess and Benedick Prince kept their cool
in guiding their team to 101 with 2.2 overs still at their dis-
Fast bowler Garraway had figures of three for 15 and Drepaul
two for 7
SGuyana Under-23, upon winning the toss and opting to take
first knock, produced a woeful display of batting.
i RaviSarwan (21), Anthony D'Andrade 19 and Rajiv Ivan
(15) were the only batsmen getting into double figures.
Jacobs and Gonsalves,' two wickets each for 9 and 24 re-'
spectiveli. did the damage for Guyana Under-19.
Two keenly contested final preliminary matches are expected
today, commencing at.09:00 h. Guyana Stanford Twenty/20
come up against Guyana Under-23 and from 13:00 h, Guyana
Under-23 again do battle, this time with Guyana 'B' team.
Guyana Under-23 must win both of their matches to
join Guyana Stanford 20/20 in the final. Should they be
defeated by Guyana 'B', Guyana 'B' will go forward.

In loving memory of.our beloved wife and '
mother, MRS JOYCE DALTON of 37 Norton
Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara,
who departed this life on June 29,2004.
Another yearhas passed
Within our hearts we kept a special place
foryou Ma
And-we tried to do our best to live as you
would want Ius to
As we, so we miss you Ma
In ourmemoryyou are near '
Love and remembered with everypassing year

Sadly missed by your husband, children
grandchildren, brothers, sisters, uncle, aunts and

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the examination from June 15 to
24 at the PASO Badminton
Coaching Clinic in Lima, Peru.
Through a release Ramdhani
stated that the course' was of a
very high standard in both
theory and practical classes.
The theory was conducted
by Mohan Subramaniam who is
responsible for the coaches for
the International Badminton
Federation and the practical was
conducted by former World
Singles and Doubles Champi-
ons, Tjitte Weistra of Holland
and Rosman Abdul Razak of

The morning sessions were
mainly for theory starting at
08:30 h and ending at 12:30 h.
The afternoon sessions
comprised the practical aspect,
starting at 14:00 h and ending at
18:30 h.
An examination was held at
the end of the course to obtain
the Level 3 diploma along with
a recommendation from govern-
ing body for the Sport of Bad-
minton in the Pan-American
"The course gave me

In loving memory of my beloved husband
WINSTON PATON who passed
away 10 years ago.
The shock was great, the blow was
Topart with one so dear
But memories still flow in ourhearts
Aswe continuetorememberyou Sadly missed by your
Deepinourheartsyouwillalwaysstay loving wife Ruby,
And loved and remembered in every way children and grand-

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D.O.B. 20-09-1935
D.O.D. 01-07-2005
July comes with deep y.
In our hearts your face remains
In our thoughts your kindness
lights our way
Your memory will always be
Sleep on in Christ
Sadly missed by wife, children
grandchildren, sisters and brothers.



Special thanks to Pastor Carmcn. Pastor
Cole and members of the Ovcrcomcrs
Church of God in Christ. Pastor
Naughton. GNNL Sports Club.
Management and Staff of GN N L. Glen
Lall of KaictCur N\\ s. Staff of Mlinistry
9f Sports and ('Culurc and many others.
\\ ho assisted uis in some'- \\a\.
Alm ,it her, soui rest in peace. .-re t )

lots more knowledge for my
continuous commitment to
improve and produce players
of a high level in Guyana.
With this diploma I can now
coach from beginners to
elite players" Ramdhani


"11 n Memoriam

In loving memory of
depart this life on July
A rose may lose its ''
But the fragrance still "
lingers on
Still the leaves of
memory fall
Gently we gather ano
treasure them all
Years will fly. tears will dry
But precious memories of
you will never die

We thought ofyou with love today
But that is nothing new
We though about you yesterday
, And each day before that you
are goneo
We think of you in silence
We often speak yourname
Now all we have are memories
And your sweet picture in a frame
God has you in His keeping
We have you in our hearts
SL ord mankind bribe is not bribe
The Lord is slow ibut sure
Lovingly remembered by his mother Doreen,
brother, sisters, brother-in-law, only child Alisha, .
I relatives and many friends, esp. Robin.
ygei f^ L^'r'A V'C i'\k>'.'\

PRESIDENT of the Guyana
Badminton Association
(GBA), Gokarn Ramdhani,

In ever loving memory of MRS. (. '
was called to rest on July 4, '
Dear loved one, you were
always such an inspiration
To your friends and family in
everysituation .
You'llneverbe forgotten
You're in ourhearts to stay
Forthat's God's will
He wouldn't have it any other
Fond memories have stood the test of time
,Theyring sublime, like the thinking
Of the soothing wind chime
God took a beautiful rose when He called
you home that day
To that place you always longed for so
very faraway
We will meet again on that bright and shining shore
To sing and give God's praises with peace forevermore
Lord Jesus will be with you then
To take allyourcares away
And we willbe looking out to be with you
On that loving and glorious day
From the husband, children, grandchildren,
brothers, sisters, son-in-law and daughters-in-law.
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Ram prize in

10-over softball

A RAM (sheep) is among the prizes in the 10-over softball
competition the Young Guns Sports Club of Enmore, East
Coast Demerara, is putting on today.
Trophies and cash incentives are among the other prizes in
the competition which is scheduled to start at 10:00 h.
The sports club is inviting teams to turn up for the contest
and the entry fee will be determined by the number of sides
entering by starting time.
The venue is the Hope West Sports Ground next to the
Enmore Hope West Primary School.

Hushovd offers

first surprise of

drugs-hit Tour

de France

By Jean-Paul Couret happy."
Hushovd will wear the race
STRASBOURG, France, leader's yellow jersey during
(Reuters) Norwegian Thor today's 184.5-km first road
Hushovd was the surprise stage around Strasbourg but his
winner of time trial prologue leadership should be short-lived.
yesterday when the Tour de His win confirmed the 2006
France, shorn of its pre-race Tour could be the most open
favourites, began under a race for years after Armstrong's
doping cloud. retirement and the withdrawal
The Credit Agricole rider set of the two main pretenders to
a time of eight minutes 17 sec- succeedd the American, Jan
bonds on the 7.1-km flat course '.Ulrich and Ivan Basso.
along the wide avenues of the' 'The German, winner of
host city of the European par- the Tour in 1997, and the Ital-
hament. ian, champion at the last Giro
George Hincapic, who be- d'Italia, were swept away by
came the new leader of the Dis- a doping tidal wave on the eve
cover Channel team after of the start of the race. The
seven-time winner Lance top five from the 2005 race
Armstrong retired last year, was have either retired or been
less than a second behind after withdrawn.
being last down the starting Seven other riders and a
ramp. whole team, Astana-Wuerth,
Another American, David were implicated in a doping in-
Zabriskie (CSS), had to content vestigation in Spain and had to
himself with third place, four pull out. The peloton was re-
seconds adrift of Hushovd. duced from 21 to 20 teams and
The American rider, who from 189 to 176 riders.
defeated Lance Armstrong by The first indications of
two seconds in last year's Tour the new Tour hierarchy will
prologue and won the Dauphine probably come after the sev-
Libere's opening short time trial enth stage, a 52-km indi-
last June, was regarded as the vidual time trial on .uly 8.

hot favourite.
Sebastian Lang of Gernany
was fourth and Spain's
Alejandro Valverde fifth.
Hushovd is one of the best
sprinters in the peloton but is
not regarded as a time trial
specialist. He admitted he
was surprised by his perfor-
"I never thought I could w\in
the prologue," he said. "I knew
I had done a lot of progress
against the clock but I never


Sri Lanka complete 5-0 whitewash...

Jayasuriya and Tharanga

tear up record books

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Sanath Jayasuriya and
Upul Tharanga produced the
most spectacular opening
partnership in one-day his-
tory to complete Sri Lanka's
5-0 series whitewash over En-
gland yesterday.
Set a formidable 322 to win
the fifth one-day international
at Headingley, the pair both
made explosive centuries to
make nonsense of the target as
Sri Lanka cruised home by eight
wickets with a massive 12.3
overs to spare.
The Sri Lankan openers,
with an extraordinary exhibition
of clean and effortless hitting,
put on 286, a record opening
stand in one-day internationals.
Jayasuriya, one day after
his 37th birthday, ended with
152 off 99 balls, his 21st one-
day international hundred
and one of the great limited-
over innings.
The 21-year-old Tharanga,
only slightly less brutal, claimed
his fourth century with 109 off
102 deliveries. It was also Sri
Lanka's best one-day run chase.
No side had ever scored

more than 300 in a one-day in-
ternational at Headingley before
England's 321 for seven, cour-
tesy of Marcus Trescothick's
121, in the first innings. That
record, though, did not last long.
Jayasuriya and Tharanga
simply pummelled England's
hopes of snatching a consola-
tion win to avoid the first 5-0
whitewash in their history.
A comparison of the early
overs of each innings best de-
scribed the carnage. After four
overs England, who had opted
to bat, were two without loss.
Sri Lanka at the same stage
were 54 for nought.
After 10 overs, Engand had
been 39 without loss; Jayasuriya,
who reached his 50 off 26 balls
and his 100 off 72, and
Tharanga, who matched his team
mate's strokeplay, had amassed
133 by then and the game was
already as good as won.

The pair took the foot off
the pedal for a while they
even allowed their run rate to
drop below 10 runs an over in
the 18th over then upped the

Greaves to defend

Wheat Up crown

ALONZO Greaves will de-
fend the annual Wheat Up
cycle road race junior and se-
nior titles tomorrow.
The race, organised by
Roraima Bikers Club and spon-
sored by National Milling Com-
pany (NAMILCO). will wheel
off at 07:00 h in front the Two
Brothers Gas Station at Eccles,
East Bank Demerara, and riders
will race to Loo Creek on the
Soesdyke-Lindcn Highway and
turn back to finish at Two
Though ending fourth in the
Father's Day 80 kilometres
meet. Greaves returned on Satl-

thought it would e enolugn. .
David Millar, winner of the' '
2000 ',our piologue who was / \
making his return to action af-
ter a two-year dloping ban. w"as
happy with 17th place. 15 scc-
onds behind I lushovd.
"I though I would never
ra;c ;again hbut ; year Ligo I dc-
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ldid it." said the Bri on. "It's a THOR Hushovd adorns his first yellow jersey after posting a
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urday last to capture the P&P
Insurance Brokers' 35-lap race
at the National Park Circuit.
Strong challenge should
come from Darren Allen who

look the Father's Day title, his
first senior road race win. More
competition is expected from
Jude Bently. Warren McKay.
Way ne D)e Abieoi, Ian Jackson
and Tony Simon.
The race is open to se-
nior, junior- and veteran rid-
ers, with top six senior finish-
ers, top three juniors and the
top three veterans receiving
prizes. Ten sprint prizes will
be at slake.

.',. 'n ihe 'h'lc l 1 '0 ,; t v )!" l
n';%lt lie ;s millC. I ;o ilie i'm-
; 2i-iienlt and! s:ii oi l Nailni .il
Millino Compa1ny I6r lheir supl-ai
over thl ycaIrs.
NAMILCO Finance Di-
rector .Ilikarran Sukhai and
members of staff are expected
to slart t)e' race and present
prizes. .

entertainment levels again while
rubbing England's noses in their
own inadequacies.
Both batsmen fell within
sight of victory and both earned
standing ovations, particularly
Jayasuriya in what was certain
to be his last international in-
nings in England. He hit 20 fours
and four sixes.
England may have been se-
verely hamstrung by the absence of
such bowlers as Andrew Flintoff
and Simon Jones and their young

worse, with final figures of
The Sri Lankan innings all
but erased the memory of
Trescothick's innings.
The left-handed opener
scored 120 off 118 balls, al-
though he was lucky not to be
given out for 36 when he ap-
peared to snick an inside edge
behind. Finding his best form, he
punished anything wide outside
off stump to hit 16 fours and
one six.

SANATH Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga's stand of 286,
ultimately guides Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win and a
5-0 series victory. (BBC Sport)

replacements struggled to keep a
tight line and length under intense
pressure. The baiting, though, was
Kabir Ali's first two
overs had gone for 24, Liam
Plunkett's for 25, while fel-
low seamer Tim Bresnan
lasted just six balls before
he was taken off after being
hammered for 18. Steve
Harmison, the only experi-
enced bowler, fared even

ENGLAND innings
M. Trescothick b Jayasuriya 121
A. Cook c Jayawardene
b Maharoof 41
. Bell c Sangakkara
b D. Fernando 18
A. Strauss c Sangakkara
b Malinga 26
V. Solanki not out 44
J. Dalrymple lbw b Malinga 30
G. Jones Ibw b Malinga 2
T. Bresnan b Malinga 4
L. Plunkett not out 9
Extras: (lb-9. nb-6.w-11) 26
Total: (for 7 wickeis, 50 overs) :2
Fall of wickets: 1-82.2-157, 3-225,4-
Bowling C. Vaas 8-2-41-0 (nb-2), L.
Malinga 10 0 14-4 (nb-1, w-2), D.

His century was England's
first in the series, while Sri
Lanka have hit six.
The previous biggest open-
ing stand in one-day cricket was
258 by Sachin Tendulkar and
Sourav Ganguly, set against
Kenya in 2001.
The flags at Headingley
were flown at half-mast yes-
terday following the death of
Yorkshire and England fast
bowler Fred Trueman.

Fernando 8-0-61-1 (nb-3), F.
Maharoot 9-0-52-1 (w-1), T. Dilshan
3-0-29-0 (w-1), M. Bandara 7 0 50 -
0 (w-1) S. Jayasuriya 5-0-35-1.
SRI LANKA innings
U. Tharanga c & b Dalrymple 109
S. Jayasuriya c Strauss
bSolanki 152
M. Jayawardene not out 12
K. Sangakkara not out 23
Extras: (lb-10, nb-9, w-9) 28
Total: (for 2 wickets, 37.3 overs) 324
Fall of wickets: 1-286,2-289.
Bowling K. All 6-0-72-0 (nb-5), T.
rs&ar;, 2S-29-9 (w--1. L Plunkett
5-0-46-0 (w-2), S. Harmison 10-0-97-
0 (nb-3, w-5), J. Dalrymple 10-0-48-1
(w-1), I. Bell 1-0-5-0 (nb-1), V. Solanki

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AOP !OW6*j) 'Jumbie': is at it. again. He
CA Day, cofinetition dubbed "the
4e_'#M,!Oting a ricom
dobj6es'competitiott' which will take place at,,'
:'-,76 NPI d 4f,6ok Gardens.'
P ea os
.,The Nvinniii-g-side %011 receive $40 000, while second-place
colle'q,320 000,and third-place $10 000.
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Agassi, Willie

Roddick kiss


Wimbledon goodbye

By Bill Barclay

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- With blown kisses and a sad
smile, Andre Agassi bade
Wimbledon farewell yester-
day after losing to a ruthless
Rafael Nadal in the third
The 36-year-old's defeat
was no great surprise, unlike
that of two other Americans,
women's champion Venus Wil-
liams and men's third seed
Andy Roddick.
Williams lost in three sets
to Serbian Jelena Jankovic, and
Roddick, the runner-up in 2004
and 2005, was beaten in three
sets by unseeded British teen-
ager Andy Murray in the big-
gest stocks of the tournament
so far.
Double French Open cham-
pion INadal made no allowance
for sentiment in a 7-6, 6-2, 6-4
victory on the Centre Court
where Agassi won the first of
his eight grand slam titles 14
years ago.
The Las Vegan retires from
tennis after the U.S. Open and
he said: "To say goodbye, for
me, this means as much as win-

"It's been a lot of incredible
years; I'll never be able to repay
you for how you embraced me."

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Jankovic, the 26th seed,
reached the fourth round of
a grand slam for the first
time with a 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 vic-
tory over three-time cham-
pion Williams on court two.
"There are definitely some
things I could have done better
but I think she played well."
said a downcast Venus.
Murray, the 19-year-old

who is shouldering BT
hopes of a first men's chain
in 70 years, outplayed Ro
in a 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 victo
Centre Court.
The Scot rubbed his e
disbelief after earning a pl
the fourth round of a grand
for the first time.
"That's got to be m3
win," said the world nu
44. "I knew I had a
chance but I wasn't expe
to beat him in three set
Roddick's defeat n
there are no Americans I
the fourth round of the
singles for only the second
in the professional era.
On a scorching d,
southwest London men's
seed Ivan Ljubicic and m
10 Fernando Gonzalez
suffered five-set defeats.

Agassi, one of only fiv
to have won all four granc
events in his career, tried
thing to prolong his fina
to the All England Club.
Time has caught up
him, though, and he cou
contain 20-year-old Nadal

'Fiery Fred" Truemai

dies aged 75

ry on

yes in
ace in
d slam

minating groundstrokes on the
court where he won the first of
his eight grand slam titles.
The Spaniard produced an
astonishing forehand pass and
an ace to snatch the first set
tiebreak after Agassi had led it

From that point on Nadal
y best dominated in a display that
.mber proved the claycourter is a genu-
little ine contender for the grasscourt
acting grand slam.
s." "It's unbelievable for me
neans to play the last match with
left in Andre, one of the best play-
men's ers in history," said second
d time seed Nadal. "Today I played
my best match on grass so I
ay in am very happy."
s fifth Russian Dmitry Tursunov
umber recovered to win from two sets
both down for the first time in his ca-
reer when he upset Ljubicic 5-
7, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-2. Tursunov,
'KES who reached the fourth round
e men last year also saved a match
d slam point in the fourth set tiebreak.
every- Seventh seed Mario Ancic
d visit kept Croatian interest alive
when he completed a four-set
with win over Switzerland's Stanislas
ld not Wawrinka in a match that
's ful- started on Centre Court on Fri-
day and finished on court one
on yesterday.
1 Spain's David Ferrer
reached his first Wimbledon
fourth round when he too fought

ANDRE Agassi was emotional after losing to Rafael Nadal
in his last Wimbledon. (BBC Sport)

back from two sets down to
beat Gonzalez 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-
3, 6-4.
Ferrer next faces Australian
sixth seed Lleyton Hewitt, the
2002 champion who swept
through with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 de-
feat of Belgian Olivier Rochus.
Women's top seed Amelie
Mauresmo and Russia's Maria
Sharapova, the 2004 champion,
are yet to drop a set after easy
wins yesterday.
France's Mauresmo demol-
ished 33-year-old Australian
Nicole Pratt 6-1, 6-2 and
Sharapova was an assured 6-3,

6-2 winner over American Amy
Her compatriot, seventh
seed Elena Dementieva, equalled
her best Wimbledon perfor-
mance by reaching round four
with a 7-5, 6-3 win over fellow
Russian Elena Likhovtseva.
American Mardy Fish re-
tired from his match against
Georgia's Irakli Labadze due
to a stomach upset after los-
ing the first set 6-2. Labadze,
the first Georgian to reach
the fourth round since Alex
Metreveli in 1976, faces
Nadal next.

LONDON, England (Reuters)
Fred Trueman, regarded as
England's finest fast bowler,
has died at the age of 75.
British media quoted his
wife Veronica as saying he died
in a Yorkshire hospital. He was
diagnosed in May with lung
In 1964, the man known as
'Fiery Fred' became the first
bowler to take 300 Test wick-
Trueman finished with 307
wickets in 67 Tests, averaging
21.57. He took five wickets in
an innings 17 times and 10 wick-
ets in a match on three occa-
"You hear a lot about how
good certain fast bowlers have
been but this fellow was really
the best; there is absolutely no
doubt about that," said former
Yorkshire and England captain
Ray Illingworth.
"He whs a great charac-
ter but with a bit of fun about
him and he was never nasty,"
he said on the England
Cricket Bbard website. "He
was one of the greats,"
former England captain Mike
Getting told BBC News 24.
"He neveribowled a bad ball.
"He was a competitor, he'd
never give up. He really just
loved to play the game. He
wasn't too fond of going in the
igym but le'd bowl all day for
S Trueman is still the third.
highest Bi gland Test wicket-

taker of all time, behind Ian
Botham (383) and Bob Willis

Trueman's aggressive per-
formances for England and
Yorkshire made him a national
sporting hero in the 1950s and
His finest hour came at the
Oval in 1964 when he had
Australia's Neil Hawke caught

at slip by Colin Cowdrey for his
300th Test wicket.
When asked whether he
thought anyone would surpass
his achievement, his reply was
typically forthright. "If anyone
beats itl they'll be bloody
tired," sad Trueman.
; "I'llremember him as a
typical :bloody-minded fast
bowler," former England seamer
Angus Fraser told Sky televi-
sion. "He represented what fast
bowling is all about.
"If you talk of the greats

of English cricket, others
have taken more wickets, but
you'd be pushed to find a bet-
ter one."
Trueman was 21 when he
made his Test debut against In-
dia on his home ground at
Headingley, Leeds, in 1952.
He played a pivotal role in
a seven-wicket victory for En-
gland, taking three wickets in
eight balls as India slumped to
0 for four in their second in-
He went on to take 29 wick-
ets in the series, including fig-
ures of eight for 31 in the third
Test at Old Trafford when In-
dia were bowled out for 58.
Trueman played his, last
Test against New Zealand at
Lord's in 1965.
Former England batsman
Allan Lamb said: "Fred's. real
trump card was that he could
bowl at speed and swing the ball
He also excelled for his
county, taking 1 745 wickets for
Yorkshire. He helped them be-
come the dominant team in
county cricket, winning the
championship seven times be-
tween 1959 and 1968, the year
he retired from first-class
His bowling average for
Yorkshire was 17.12 in 459
matches. After he retired
Trueman commentated for
BBC radio and became a
popular after-dinner

30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 2, 2006

T&T, USVI lead

gold medal haul

at CABA tourney

CHAGUARAMAS, Trinidad, (CMC) Trinidad & Tobago
captured four gold and the US Virgin Islands, three, on
Day 5 of the 22nd Caribbean Amateur Boxing Association
Championships at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre
on Friday night.
T&T's national light welterweight champion Aaron Hassette
delivered as promised when he won the division gold medal,
defeating Hendrick Pilswijk of Guyana 15-12 on points.
Also, winning gold for T&T was Stacey Ann Raymond, who
defeated Arantxa Alamkan of Guadeloupe in a women's ban-
tamweight clash when the referee stopped the contest 42 sec-
onds in the first round.
Kern Sinnette, the son of a former (CABA) champion,
stopped Jamal Beckles of Barbados 52 seconds into the first
round in the Cadets division.
Brian George won the lightweight title when his opponent
from St Lucia Kornius Charlery retired in the second round of
their three-round match-up.
The Jackson brothers, John and Julius, also lived up to ex-
pectations to get gold for USVI.
John won the junior welterweight title over Keithland King
of Barbados when referee Demitrius Stroude stopped the bout
at 36 seconds into the fourth round.
His elder brother Julius was victorious over King's compa-
triot, Adrian Biscette as referee Alvin Sargeant also stopped their
middleweight contest at 1:04 seconds into the second round.
The USVI's other gold medal was secured by Jose Fuentus
who scored a 3-1 points victory over Titus Paul of St Lucia in
the bantamweight division.
Barbados finished the night with one gold medal and four
silver medals.
Ronald Als provided them with their only gold after Garfil
Jean of St Lucia, trailing 9-4 on points, was forced to abandon
the bout with a hand injury eight seconds in the second round.
St Lucia and Guyana won two gold medals each, while
Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Martinique and Bahamas fin-
ished with one.


Motor Racing at South Dakota today ...

Speedster Vieira going

after 33-year-old record

By Isaiah Chappelle

THE audacious speedster
Mark Vieira will be going af-
ter the 33-year-old short cir-
cuit lap record, today, in the
year's second National Motor
Racing meet at the South Da-
kota Circuit, Timehri.
This may also be the last
time that Vieira will be revving
the record-breaking Mazda
RX7 machine, which he should
be selling soon, to upgrade to
meet the Caribbean challenge.
The present 35.4 seconds
lap-record was set since 1973 by
Jim Fuller of Antigua in a Formula
2 car and still stands today, de-
spite newer and better cars zoom-
ing around the circuit, including
drivers from the Caribbean.
Veteran racer of motorcy-
cling fame, Stanley Ming, has
his sight on the record, too,
aiming to achieve the feat in a
250cc Yamaha super kart in the
International meet that will be
staged at the end of October this
Vieira told Chronicle Sport

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THE record breaker: Mark Vieira (right) and a
representative of sponsor U mobile in the Mazda RX7.

that prior to the publicity of
Ming's quest, he did not know
of the record or he would have
gone for it before now.
He holds the Group 3 lap
record of 35.62 seconds, having
eclipsed his own record after
breaking Andrew King's time.

Vieira said work was done
on the machine to break the
Fuller mark, with favourable re-
sults in test drives.
The racing ace already leads
the points standing for the Na-
tional title, easily dominating
the Group 3 races.

Today he will be challenged
by King, Kevin Jeffrey, and the
latest Group 3 member Peter
Morgan in a new Ford Escort,
making the group again full of
Morgan is entering a new
Ford Escort Mk II, boasting the
latest Ford Z-TEC engine,
which can deliver close to 280
hp, putting him close to Mark
Vieira's record-breaking Mazda
Another feature will be a
hybrid Suzuki/Toyota, in Group
2A (slow). Veteran racer Errol
Ten-Pow will rev a Toyota Star-
let turbo engine into a Suzuki
swift for the meet.
Add four Guyanese com-
petitors from the USA, whose
cars mostly Honda Civic are
based in Guyana, and a very ex-
plosive day is expected today.
With the kind of develop-
ments mentioned, Group 2A
(slow) should, also, command
lots of excitement and thrills.


through to final11 I I Fs

By Vemen Walter

GUYANA Stanford Twenty20
team recorded their second
consecutive victory in the
Guyana Cricket Board
(GCB)-organised Guyana
Stanford Twenty20 Cricket
Festival, being played at the
Albion Community Centre
Also victorious on the sec-
ond day of the four-day festi-
val were the Guyana Under-19
team, who had the better of
their Under-23 counterparts to
register their only win of the
tournament, after being de-
feated earlier in the day by the
Guyana Stanford Twenty20
Dion Ferrier produced a fine
all-round performance, snap-
ping up four important wickets
for 10 runs in his four overs, af-
ter earlier contributing an 18-ball
17 runs to propel the Guyana
Stanford Twventy20 team to an
easy 39-run triumph in the first
match of the day, as the Under-
19s were sent packing for 89 off
exactly 20 overs in pursuit of
the 128 for eight made by the
Guyana Stanford Twenty20
The win assured Guyana
Stanford Twenty20 a place in
tomorrow's final, despite still
having another preliminary
match to play.
Invited l o :1,e first strike 'on
a day blessed with glorious sun-
shine and on a placid batting
surface, Guyana Stanford 20/20.
as was the scenario on Friday
in their first match, against
Guyana 'B', batted irresponsi-
bly. thus clearly indicating that

... Win also for


there is a lot of work to be done
ahead of the Stanford Twenty20
Regional Cricket Tournament
scheduled for Antigua in a
couple of weeks' time.
Opener Lennox Cush's 22
from 25 balls, Narsingh
Deonarine (18) off 22 and
Travis Dowlin (11) off 17 de-
liveries all had starts at the top
of the order but failed to go on.
Cush and Deonarine
posted 28 for the second
wicket in five overs while
Deonarine and Ferrier added
a further 21 in three overs for
the third, the only partner-
ships of note.
Imran Khan provided some
impetus towards the end with
a cameo 20 that included two
sweetly timed fours and a mas-
sive straight six in just ten de-
liveries, coming in with his team
shakily placed on 74 for four in
the 15th over, but like most of
his teammates he holed out in
the deep in the 18th over try-
ing to clear the boundary.
Orin Forde (9) and Esaun
Crandon unbeaten on (8) also
batted well towards the death
of the innings.
Occasional off-spinner
Gajanand Singh was the chief
\\ ickl-iakcr for Giicana IUn
der-19, capturing three for 34,
while fellow off-spinner Steven
Jacobs two for 14 and leg-spin-
ner Troy Gonsalves two for 23
backed up admirably.
Guyana Under-19 in reply,

never really threatened their
victory target apart from the
first five overs, in which open-
ers Richard Ramdeen (12) and
Wasim Haslim (14) posted 26.
Having being reduced to 54
for four in the 12th over with
their two most prolific batsmen
Jacobs (14) and Singh (7) back
in the pavilion, the Guyana
Stanford 20/20 ensured that
there was no let-up for their
opponents, picking up the re-
maining six wickets for the ad-
dition of 35 runs.
Krishna Deosarran tried
desperately to keep the Under-
19s in the hunt, scoring 19 off
16 balls but when he was
smartly stumped by Tyrell Tull
- one of four dismissals for the
burly wicketkeeper at 81 for
7 in the 18th over, all hopes dis-
Neil McGarrell continued
his splendid showing with the
ball to grab three for 6 to sup-
port Ferrier.
Guyana Under-19 then
humbled Guyana Under-23 by
two wickets, thanks to the 45.
made from 41 balls that con-
tained two fours, by West Indies
Under-19 batsman Singh.
The left-hander rescued his
side from a precarious 19 for
three, replying to the paltry 99
for eight made by the Guyana
Under-23. at the completion of
their 20 overs.
Sinch and Raiendra
Chandrika featured in a 47-run
fourth-wicket stand in seven
overs before adding another 26
for the sixth wicket, in six overs
with Veerasammy Permaul (6).
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2 w -


register 4-2 win

over Essequibo

... Victory also for Upper Demerara

By Isaiah Chappelle
BERBICE registered the most
convincing win on the open-
ing day of the Pepsi Cup Na-
tional Under-17 Inter-asso-
ciation football champion-
ships at the GFC ground,
Bourda, yesterday.
The boys from the Ancient
County produced a hard-fought
4-2 win over Essequibo. while
the star-studded Bartica side
went down to Upper Demerara
2-0 and West Demerara and
East Bank Demerara played to
a nil-all stalemate. Georgetown
and East Coast Demerara were
due to play in the fourth and fi-
nal game of the day.
Ulvis Mitchell hit a double
for Berbice and Leonardo
Adams produced the other goal,
while a defence error accounted
for the other. Devon Romeo and
Darrin Garraway scored for
The boys from the
Cinderella County surprised the
more established Berbice team
with an early fourth-minute
goal, when goalkeeper Jamal
Porter committed the cardinal
sin of allowing the ball to
bounce. It went over his head
and Romeo rushed past Porter
to put the ball into the north-
ern net with a nice headshot.
Essequibo continued to
make inroads but Berbice got
a loose ball in the 32nd
minute and Mitchell finished
from just outside the box for
the equaliser as goalkeeper
Trilloyd Allen slid and lost
his balance and could only
watch the ball zoom past him
close to the left post.
The match was deadlocked
1-1 at halftime.
Berbice introduced play

creator Deylon Faria eight min-
utes into the half and began raid-
ing Essequibo more consistently
and three minutes later a casual
Essequibo keeper missed the
ball in one such attack and Chris
Gordon rushed back and hit the
ball into the net against his own
team, giving Berbice a 2-1 ad-
vantage in the 56th minute.
Essequibo were still putting
together some nice build-ups.
Denroy Pearson collected the
ball on the right flank. sent a
long pass forward from 25
metres, and found Garraway in
the box, who headed the ball
over the advancing goalkeeper
for the equaliser 15 minutes to
A minute later. Berbice took
back the lead, when Rondel
Simmons carried the ball along
the left flank, passed into the
box, and Adams finished the
cross. Mitchell sealed the game
when he completed his double
in the 84th minute, racing with
the ball into the box and push-
ing it past the goalkeeper.
Later, Bartica, fielding al-
most the entire Coca Cola cham-
pion team, dominated most of
the game, with greater posses-
sion but Upper Demerara con-
verted their opportunities, with
Kevin Boston converting in
both halves.
For the first goal, goal-
keeper Jude Jardine spilled a
shot after collecting the ball and
Boston rushed in to power into
an empty goal in the 3.8th
minute. The second came
through an almost similar error,
when the defence was caught
flat-footed and Jardine was off
his line, and Boston shot past
him in the 65th minute.
The championship
opened with a march past of



lunch set for

TENNIS players and officials will take time off the court
for a fundraising takeaway lunch at the Salt Air Club of
Le Meridien Pegasus tomorrow.
Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) is holding a Grand
Chinese Takeaway to raise money for the developnicnl of the
sport in primary schools and coaching the National Junior team.
The Takeaway features Chinese food fronm the New Thriv-
ing Restaurant with many delicacies on the side.
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Colin Klass, Pepsi's Almira Kassim and NSC chairman Conrad Plummer-4aking the salute.
(Winston Oudkerk photo)





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Portugal dream

can come true

- Eusebio
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) Eusebio said
Portugal's dream of winning
the World Cup can come
true after they beat England
3-1 in a quarter-final
shootout yesterday.
Former great Eusebio, U
who scored a penalty the
only time they previously. -
reached the semi-finals in
1966 when they lost 2-1 to
England, said they should
now reach the final.
"Like I've said many times
I believe in this team," he said.
"The way to the final is open.
If it's necessary this team will
die on the pitch. It's possible
the dream can come true."
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- Champions Brazil were
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The first man I loved broke. my heart. He left behind a hurt
that lasted half a lifetime, a physical pain like a tight lump in my
chlst. My. first love was my father.
When I was small, he worked on the ships and when he was in
town he slept, went out with his friends to the bar and made us
laugh a lot. Those early years play in memory like a Hollywood
movie music sequence. When he was quiet, he told a lot of stories
ab'lM life on the ship, travelling the Caribbean, and I enjoyed lis-
tening to every word. He was my world. Then, when I was 10, he
sci'! 'me away io my aunt in England. II was like a void. although
he ;and! my mother told me it was for a better life and a good educa-
,\nd so 1 lurched through my teens and twenties in a perpetual
state ',. emotional meltdown, a; ' mix of the needy and ag-
gressive. My boyfriend at the time asked: 'What's the matter with
you? You are so jagged all the time.'
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IT WAS a homecoming fit for a queen when
Miss Guyana Universe 2006 Alana Ernest set i.
foot on home soil Mahdia recently. ,
Schoolchildren, officials of the Region Eight I i
administration, relatives, members of the business l- S. '
community and other residents lined the airstrip to A
welcome the home girl who will shout this country's dit
name at the Miss Universe pageant on July 23. -
After the grand welcome where she walked on
traditional red carpet, more than vehicles formed the
motorcade which serenaded her around the mining
community where her St. Lucian parents came in
search of gold.
The 19-year-old spent most of childhood in the
rusty community nestled at the bottom of two of A
Guyana's spectacular mountain ranges the .
Konawaruk and Ebini.
During a cocktail reception held in her honour, the
beauty ambassador said she felt as though she was
crowned a third time over, having enjoyed the be- irk
moment the night. she was announced winner and
also upon her return to Berbicc where she attends
the New Amsterdam School of Nursing.
Franchise holder, Odinga Lumumba thanked the
Mahdia community for their support of the queen.
While at Mahdia the queen handed over some
medical supplies to the Mahdia Hospital.
Before going to her hometown the reining
queen accompanied by franchise holder, Odinga A
Lumumba, Commissioner of Guyana Geology
and Mines Commission Mr. Robeson Benn,
Miss Guyana Universe facilitator Wendy
Hermonstine visited Kaieteur Falls. ALANA Ernest steps on the red carpet after landing at Mahdia where the community showered her with platitudes on
her being crowned Miss Guyana Universe 2006. (Pictures by Winston Oudkerk)

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By George Barclay

IN 1977, Kumar Ragnauth, an active
sportsman of Berbice who also enjoyed
outdoor pursuits such as hunting and fishing
was injured in a motor accident involving his
motor cycle and a wagon owned by Associated
Industries Ltd.
He successfully sued the company for damages for injuries re-
ceived and was awarded the sum of $17, 000 by the trial judge for
pain, suffering and loss of amenities.
At the age of 36 years, five months, Kumar had suffered
extensive deep lacerations on the scalp, multiple abrasions and
bruises all over his body, fractures of the right tibia, fibula and
humerus. He spent three months in hospital and underwent three
He suffered extensive pain and, even after discharge from hos-
pital, suffered pain in the right hand, right leg and both hips (from
which bone had been grafted). His right leg was % inch shorter than
his left, and he was no longer able to participate in sport or other
outdoor activities which he had previously enjoyed.
In 1980, the trial judge awarded him $17, 000 for pain, suffer-
ing and loss of amenities.
Kumar, because of his injuries had expected a bigger award, not
realising that the company would have appealed on the question of
quantum of damages.
On appeal, the Court of Appeal constituted by Justices of
Appeal R. H. Luckhoo, J. Gonsalves-Sabola and Keith Massiah
allowed the appeal as to quantum of damages. The award for
pain, suffering and loss of amenities was found to be inordinately
high by comparison with other awards, even allowing for the
constant decline in the spending power of money; $12, 000
would be a fair and reasonable assessment, the Court of Appeal
asserted in 1982.
That Court also held that an award for pain, suffering and loss
of amenities normally incorporates factors such as disfigurement
and physical injuries and these need not be tabulated as separate
items requiring separate assessment.
Associated Industries Ltd. and Aubrey Blair, the driver of the
wagon had appealed to the Court of Appeal of Guyana against a
decision of the High
Court awarding Kumar Ragnauth (the Respondent) damages for
personal injuries and finding that the respondent was not guilty of


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contributory negligence.
Justice of Appeal Luckhoo had set out the facts of the case in
his judgment.
Mr. Miles Fitzpatrick, S.C. had appeared for the appellants,
while Mr. Derek Jagan, S.C. and Mr. Malcolm Taharally represented
the respondent.
In his judgment, Justice of Appeal Luckhoo disclosed that the
two issues argued at the hearing of the appeal were whether the
trial judge was right in not finding contributory negligence proved
on the state of evidence and whether the damages awarded were
not inordinately high.
On the first issue, Justice Luckhoo said that counsel for
the appellants had submitted that on the primary facts as found
by the trial judge a clear case of contributory negligence was
made out by the defence in that the circumstances of the case
established that the respondent through his own carelessness
in looking after his own safety contributed to the injuries sus-
tained by him in an accident on 11th January, 1977 at Repub-
lic Road, New Amsterdam, involving his motor cycle and a mo-
tor wagon driven by the second appellant.
The evidence for the respondent was that he was riding his mo-
tor cycle going west on the District Administration Office Road.
At the junction of that road and Republic Road he looked north
and saw a vehicle about 150 yards away travelling south in the cen-
tre of Republic Road.
Slowing down but not stopping, he turned south into Republic
Road and travelled for about 18 feet along a footpath some 5 to 6
feet wide. He was struck down by the wagon. His front wheel was
struck when the motor cycle was in a south westerly position about
two and a half feet on the roadway itself.
His explanation for the angle of the motor cycle at the time of
accident was that, after having ridden along the footpath for a short
distance, he gradually went on to the road to a distance of about
2/2 feet from its eastern edge. He said also:

"I was trying to get on a straight course by turning to the east
slightly. I did signal to go more east, by putting out my hand."

According to Justice of Appeal Luckhoo, "The trial judge in
recounting the respondent's evidence said that the respondent had
signalled to go on to the roqd. That was a factual misconception.
There was no evidence of any signalling to go on to the roadway
from the footpath. The material findings of fact were these, as set
out in the judgment:
"I found as a fact that on the day in question the [respon-
4ent] was riding his motoit cycle on Republic Road going south and
When he was about 20 feet s uth of the junction, he was about to
go on the roadway from the footpath when the wagon came from
behind and struck him dotn.
I further found as a fNct tat the left side of the front bumper
struck the front of the moior tycle which was about a foot or two
on the road. The impact causeI the back portion of the motor cycle



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to swing around and strike the left front door of the wagon."
Continuing, Justice Luckhoo said that undoubtedly the
driver of the wagon was negligent. He was not keeping a proper
look-out and was in breach of his duty of care to other road
users. Was there evidence on which a finding should have been
made that the respondent had not in his own interest taken
reasonable care of himself and had, by his want of care,
contributed to his own injury?
Counsel for the appellants has submitted there was. He observed
that the manoeuvre of coming out of a side road without stopping
at its junction with the more major of the two roads might not be
said by itself to be a causative factor of the injury to the respondent,
because the trial judge had found (on accepting the respondent's
version) that the motor vehicle was some 150 yards away at that
point of time. A substantial causative factor, he urged, was the motor
cyclist's dangerous manoeuvre, after having travelled some distance
southward along the footpath, of going on to the roadway without
indicating, by signalling his intention to do so, and by failing to
look back to see from the state of the traffic in the vicinity whether
it was safe to go on to the roadway at that stage.
Justice Luckhoo added: "In my view, if a pedestrian were
walking along a footpath and decided to go on to the roadway
without first looking to see whether it was safe for him to do
so and was, almost immediately on going thereon, struck down
by a vehicle coming from behind, it might well be said that he
was at least part author of his injury. He ought reasonably to
have expected that there would be traffic on a public road. A
prudent man taking care for his own safety would take the
precaution of looking before entering upon the roadway. For
the same reason, a cyclist or motor cyclist who rode along a
footpath for some distance would be expected, if he decided
to change his lane of travel from the footpath on to the
roadway, to see whether it was safe for him to do so."
In the concluding remarks of his judgment, Justice of Appeal
R.H. Luckhoo declared that it is not in doubt that awards must be
fair and reasonable, and that comparable injuries should be com-
pensated by comparable awards.
He added: "Having regard to this court's assessment of
damages under the head of pain and suffering and loss of
amenities in respect of injuries of greater severity and allow-
ing for the constant decline in the purchasing power of the
dollar, it would appear that the global sum of $17, 000 awarded
on March 5, 1980 was inordinately high and I agree that it
should be reduced. A fair and reasonable assessment would,
on the state of the evidence, be the sum of $12, 000. It should
be noted, in case there is any doubt on the matter, that an
award for pain and suffering and loss of amenities would nor-
mally incorporate such factors as an injured person's disfig-
urement and physical injuries.
"There is no need to tabulate those as separate items and have
them assessed separately. The practice in our courts as well as in
the courts of the Caribbean and of England is to give effect to such
matters in an award under the heading of damages for pain and suf-
fering and loss of amenities.
"For these reasons the appeal will be allowed in part and the
global damages awarded would be reduced.
Justices of Appeal, Gonsalves-Sabola and Keith Massiah
as they then were, concurred with the judgment of R.H.


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Injured sportsman awarded $17, 000 for pain ...

Appellate Court reduced award to $12,000

Sunday Chronicle July 2, 2006

by Petamber Persaud

MANY good visions remain in
the realm of the imagination
and die; some may slip in the
sphere of oral literature only
to be deconstructed into folk-
lore, others are translated to
the printed page (increas-
ingly now, the electronic
screen) and eventually a few
of them do come to fruition.
The Bronze Woman Monu-
ment in Stockwell Memorial
Gardens. England, is one such
vision that has progressed from
mind to matter. Approaching
completion, it was birthed
many, many years ago, way
down in Demerara, in the womb
of thought in a Guyanese
woman. Then, in 1968. that
thought became a poem titled,
'Bronze Woman', written by
Cecile Nobrega and published in
her first book of verses, SO-
LILOQUIES. 'Bronze woman'.
the first poem in the book, is
about the 'stalwart woman-
man/strength in your heart/and
love in your limbs' who pre-
vailed and continues to achieve
against great odds.
The Bronze Woman Monu-
ment, a seven-foot statue of a
woman holding a young child
aloft, is the physical manifesta-
tion of that poem, paying trib-
ute to women of Guyana and
the Caribbean who suffered
The effects of massa-day

were still wreaking havoc when
Cecile Nobrega was born in
1919 in Georgetown, British
Guiana. Born to Inmelda and
Canon W. G. Burgan. they man-
aged on a 'limited stipend'. Her
father used to write articles on
life in the countryside for the
Argosy newspaper under the
pseudonym, Rusticious'. Her
mother, who learnt her music
while attending St. Rose's, was
a popular singer of her day and
a hit at music festivals. The in-
fluence of music on the life of
young Cecile goes a generation
back to her maternal grand-
mother, Husbands, who used to
import classical gramophone
records through Pradasco Bros.
in Hinck Street, Georgetown.
Cecile remembers one of the
records her grandmother
brought for her because she was
named after the singer it was
'Autumn' by Cecile Chaminade.
Nobrega went on to write
and compose songs, winning
a few awards along the way.
Her most popular song is
'Twilight' that opens in the
following manner: 'I dance
upon the brink of day/And try
to keep the night away'.
Nobrega has covered much
ground leading to her twilight
years, making a name for herself
as a poet, playwright, com-
poser, potter, social worker.
textbook writer and educator.
She has covered much
ground leading to her twilight

years, formally educated at
Bishops' Hligh School, British
Guiana, Ilockerill College of
Education, UK, the Institute of
Education, London University
and informally through one of
her hobbies which is travelling.
As a past member of the
Women's League of Social Ser-
vice, she represented this coun-
try at the Conference of Carib-
bean Women's Association held
in Trinidad. Incidentally, she
was married in Trinidad (1943)
to Romeo Anthony Nobrega, a
Guyanese who was attached to
the Caribbean Forces during the
Second World War. She is a
member of the International Al-
liance of Women. UK. and a
member the Guyana Women
Artists Association. UK.
As a writer, Cecile Nobrega
falls within that first wave of
Guyanese women writers which
included Sheila King. Syble
Douglas, Rajkumari Singh.
C'eleste Dolphin. B. Z/orina
Ishlmal. Jacqueline DcWe\Vever
Joy\ Allsopp, Margaret lI.
Bayley. Edwina Melville,
Evadne D'Oliveria and lDoris
Harper-Wills. Some of those
women were active in the very
robust Guyana Writers' Group.
Many of those women writers
were talented in more than one
genre of writing but importantly
most of them produced children
literature and quite a few were
playwrights. The Guyana Writ-
ers' Group produced VOICES


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OF GUYANA, a collection of
poems edited by Donald
Trotman, in coinmemnoration of
International Human Rights
Year 1968. Nohrega was also
featured in the first Guyanese
anthology of stories. STORIES
As a member of the
Guyana Chapter of Interna-
tional PEN, Nobrega repre-
sented this country at the PEN
Congress in Oslo, Norway.
She was also a good ambas-
sador of Guyana on other occa-
sions including representing the
country at the International
Children's Theatre Conference
held in London. 1964.
As one of the few women
playwrights at the time, her
was quite an achievement. It
would be useful to bear in mind
that theatre was always strug-
gling despite the exploits of the
British Guiana Dramatic Soci-
ely, the Georgetown Dramatic
Club. and the feats of N. E.
As an educator, she was
President of the Kindergarten
Section of the Guyana Teachers'
Union and editor of YOU inaga-

zinc for the Parish of St.
Sidwell's in Lodge. She also
taught Music and Language.
Apart from her first collec-
tion published in Guyana,
Nobrega has published other
books of poetry including, JA-
ode to that country with which
she fell in love through one of
her hobbies which was study-
ing the history of Japan.
Nobrega reveals that this was
another of her visions: 'in the
light of what we know today of
Japan, the Ode can be regarded
as a prophesy. written, as it
was, over 25 years ago'!
Nobrega is a member of the Ja-
pan Society, London.
When she migrated to Lon-

Cecile Nobrega

* Interview with Agnes Jones, June 2006, Subryanville,
* Interview with Sheila King, June 2006, Georgetown,
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or

Guyanese Literature Update:
Under preparation by this author is A HANDBOOK OF
GUYANESE LITERATURE. Information supplied on any aspect
of our literature will be duly acknowledged.

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don in 1969, she took with her
a solid foundation in various
fields of endeavour on which to
build. But it wasn't easy, not
that she ever had it easy. Her
philosophy could be found in
her poem, 'Right to Life',
where she points out, 'however
great the hurricane/the smiling
grass/bobs up its head again'.
At four score and seven,
she's still going strong, a
Bronze Woman of inspiration,
working on her autobiography
- more of her life to give. A
life of service in keeping with
her poem, 'Gift', written in
1965: 'what can I give to Him
that gives so much to me? O
let me give a helping hand to
those in need'.

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By Natalie Finn

E!Online Nicole Kidman
and Tom Cruise may have
blinded the Catholic Church
with Sciettology.
The BBC reported Mon-
day that, while there has been
speculation that Kidman got her
first marriage annulled so that
she and Keith Urban could say
their "I do's" in a Catholic
chapel it turns out that, because
she and Cruise swapped vows
upon the altar that L. Ron
Hubbard built, she wasn't le-
gally married in the first place-
as far as the Catholic Church is

concerned, that is.
Father Paul Coleman, the
priest who presided over
Kidman and Urban's star-stud-
ded nuptials in Sydney over the
weekend, told BBC News that
in the case of the Oscar-winning
Aussie's first marriage, the re-
quirements for a valid union
were not fulfilled.
"The Catholic Church sets
down requirements to have a
valid Catholic marriage," he said,
referring to Sunday's wedding
as a spiritual homecoming for
Interestingly enough, you
don't have to be Catholic your-

self. But, you do have to seal
the deal in a Catholic place of
worship which Cruise and
Kidman did not do, instead opt-
ing for a ceremony conducted
by the Church of Scientology.
So, although Catholicism
frowns on divorce as a rule (and
it isn't in love with annulments,
either), the fact that Cruise and
Kidman said "I don't" in 2001
did not affect her second trip
down the aisle.
Chances were slim that
Kidman would have been
granted an annulment, anyway.
She and Cruise were legally
husband and wife for 10 years,


kind of a long time
to turn around and
claim that the union
was fraudulent, en-
tered into under
misleading circum-
stances or a victim
of one of the other
reasons people give
for erasing a mar-
riage from the
record books.
(Only Kenny and
Renee know for
To end the
story on a happy
note, after
Kidman and Ur-
ban were cleared

to get hitched in a romantic,
cliffside Catholic ceremony,
they were good to go on a ro-
mantic, secluded honeymoon
before returning to the
States to set up house in
Nashville. The newlyweds
were spotted boarding the
blushing bride's private jet
Monday, and were reportedly
bound for either Fiji (a popu-
lar Cruise-Kidman destina-
tion in the past) or Tahiti.



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their virginity.
How you feel about your
father also affects the kind of
men you find attractive. Emerg-
ing evidence suggests that girls

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with a healthy father-daughter
bond go for Alpha-male types:
rugged-looking men, with big
chins and heavy brows. But
women who report a less posi-
tive relationship with their fa-
ther tend to pick men who are
less masculine-looking. Perhaps
their lack of positive male role
model means they are less likely
to seek masculinity in a partner
or maybe they're just less con-
fident in their own worth, and
so less competitive when it
comes to men.
Since he is the first man in
your life, your father's attitude
to you as a growing woman is
also important. He can affirm
your femininity and can have a
profound effect on your sense
of self-worth. If a father focuses
on what his daughter thinks, be-
lieves and does, rather than just
what she looks like, these are the
things that become important to
her. If he values her for her true
self, she feels confident to use
her talents in the world. But an
indulgent doting father does not
do his daughter any good. Over-
protective behaviour tells her
that she can't be trusted to make
her own way in life. A father
like this wants to keep his
daughter dependent on him, not
help her become her own

Fathers and
Women who have a healthy
relationship with their father
usually choose men who are
their equal. For those with nega-
tive or idealised father figures,
a partner can become a surro-
gate parent or child. Cynthia, 32,
is in the middle of a messy di-
vorce, which she sees as a hang-
over from her relationship with
her father. "Looking back, I

never really loved my husband,
she says. But he was the first
man who asked me fo marry
him. I said yes because I wanted
someone to make me feel safe.
My dad and I were never close.
I've spent my whole life look-
ing for a replacement."
Fathers are a particularly
strong influence when it comes
to career choice and ambition.
Research suggest that most
women in their thirties, forties
and fifties cite their father as
the main influence behind their
career choices. High achieving
women generally have better re-
lationships with their father
when they're growing up. But
those who have a difficult rela-
tionship with their father often
identify strongly with them in
career terms.

Pop's psychology
A typical father might find
the early years of fatherhood
easy, but he'll flounder when
his little princess becomes a
woman. Suddenly, he's out of
his depth; and he doesn't know
how to relate or communicate
with her.
In this case, women
should take the initiative.
Start today to get to know
your father; find out what
makes him tick. It will
improve your life on every
level. However hurt and
disappointed you feel with
your father, try to see things
from his perspective, as a
fallible person, not an
idealised parent. Focus on his
good points. After all, he's
part of you: how you feel
about him will have an
impact on your self-esteem.
Don't wait until it's too late
to build bridges. Regret is the
hardest thing of all to recover

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Sunday Chronicle July 2. 2006




By Hubert Williams
Amid the crime, the deaths, the gloom
A lovingly innovative bride and groom
Amid the guns, political hate, the wrath
Splendor on an age-old horse-drawn cart
Young murderers kill, as murderers will
Others flee home, but we'll stay here still
Not flooding, nor fraudulent elections can
Frustrate this glowing young couple's plan
Ministerial assassination, with guard and kin
Horrors that wear a nation's patience thin
Police and soldier do criminal garb wear
The hopes of 1966 diminishing each year
Despite all, life goes on, this couple seem to say
Our deep love will doubtless light the way
Hand in hand, with family and friends around
Ring to ring, our union won't ever go aground

In historic St. George's Cathedral our troth is pledged
Bonding through time and age, never to be wedged
We've made our choice for all the world to see
For I have chosen her, and she has chosen me
Then, radiant pair amid the congregation's cheers
Emerge the church to sunlight and strangers' stares
Perk up, good horse! Horseman, do sit up straight!!

Let's move, or we'll miss
Botanic Gardens at this rate
Rain clouds had furled away to
mark a new beginning
What e'er the cares, deep faith
provides hope of winning
Fears, nor economic woes, nor
racial rift can daunt this pair
With eyes a-sparkle, they rate
their chances more than fair
Then through Georgetown, to
all eyes their raiment show
We dare to challenge then and
now, and this all must know
Our country has a future, our
marriage is our fervent stand
We'll make a life together in
this our lovely native land

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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 contractsfor 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
SIMAP Agency.

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.

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The calculation of pensions was explained in a previous article.

The method of calculation has as its main parameters:-

(1) the average insurable earnings, and

(2) the percentage to be applied to the average insurable earnings.

As was explained in the previous article the average insurable earnings
is arrived at by using the best three (3) years in the last five (5) years
during which contributions were paid immediately prior to the date the
person attained 60 years.

The insurable earnings of those three (3) years are added and the total
is divided by three (3) to arrive at the average insurable earnings.

The percentage of the insurable earnings is arrived at by taking the
number of contributions paid by the insured person and allotting for the
first 750 contributions 40% and each additional complete group of 50
contributions, 1%. That percentage is subject to a maximum of 60%.

Using an average of 50 contributions per year the 750 contributions
would be equal to approximately fifteen (15) years payment. If for every
additional 1%, 50 contributions are required then for an award of 20%
the number of contributions required is 1,000. The maximum
percentage would be reached with 1,750 contributions or approximately
thirty-five (35) years payment.

The Insurable Earning Ceiling is defined as the amount of the person's
earnings that is insured and on which contributions are paid.

The amount of earnings that is insured changes from time to time and is
directly related to the minimum wage in the Public Service. The
relationship is approximately four (4) times that minimum wage.

During the early years of the Scheme's existence the Insurable
Earnings Ceiling remained very low.

In 1989 the insurable earnings ceiling was moved to $1,500.00 per
month and from there on there were increases some of which were
awarded three (3)times in one (1) year. The insurable earnings ceilings
which were in existence at the end of each of the years 1991 to 2006
are given below in column 2 of the table.

Movements In Insurable Earnings Ceiling and Maximun
Pension Rate 1991 to 2006

Year End-of-Year Moving 3 yrs No. of Yrs Max. %ge Maxim'
Ins Eamings Average From 1969 that could Pensio
___ Ceiling (Sept) be awarded Payab
Col 1 Col 2 Col 3 Col 4 -Col 5 Col
1991 $ .4,000 22 47
1992 $ 10,000 .... -... .. ... 23 .48
1993 $ 14,000 $ 9,333 24 49 $ 4,5
1994 $ 20,000 $ 14,667 25 50 $ 7,3
1995 $ 25,000 $ 19,667 26 51 $ 10,(
1996 $ 29,350 $ 24,783 27 52 $ 12,8
1997 $ 35,220 $ 29,857 28 i 53 $ 15,.
1998 $ 46,000 $ 36,857 29 54 $ 19,!
1999 $ 60,000 $ 47,073 30 55 $ 25,1
2000 $ 76,000 $ 60,667 31 56 $ 33,!
2001 $ 76,000 $ 70,667 32 57 $ 40,;
2002 $ 80,180 $ 77,393 33 58 $ 44,1
2003 $ 84,188 $ 80,123 34 59 $ 47,:
2004 $ 88,397 $ 84,255 35 60 $ 50,,
2005 $ 92,817 $ 88,467 36 60 $ 53,(
2006 $ 99,312 $ 93,509 37 160 $ 56,

Since contributions could be paid on earnings only up to the level of the
ceiling the persons earning above the ceiling could pay contributions
only on the ceiling.

The amount of the pension is directly related to the amounts paid in the
best three (3) years of the last five (5) years so that the maximum
amount of a pension that could have been paid in any year can be
easily determined. Those maximum amounts are shown in column 6 of
the table.

As would be seen from the table the maximum that a pensioner could
have received in 1993 was $4,573. That amount has been increasing
over the years, and the maximum that would be achievable in October,
2006 will be $56,105.

Since in 1986 there was in existence an amount below which an Old
Age pension cannot be paid i.e. the minimum pension. In that year the
minimum was fixed at 40% of the minimum wage in the public service.
That minimum was later change to approximately 50% of the minimum
wage in the Public Service.

The present minimum wage in the Public Service is $24,828 per month.

Since the minimum pension is tied to the minimum wage in the Public
Service and that minimum wage moves in accordance with increases
announced by the Government annually the minimum pension
undergoes annual changes.

The pensions in payment at the beginning of a year are usually subject
to an increase that is determined by the National Insurance Board.
Those increases when applied move a pension amount to a given level.
However if that movement is less than the movement in the minimum
pension then the awarded pension may be swallowed by the minimum
pension. A person therefore who was earning a pension that was above
the minimum in year 1 might be at the minimum level in year 2 simply
because of the difference in the degree of the movements in the two

This will be explained further in a subsequent article.

As would be seen also from the table the 60% maximum of insured
earning has already been reached.

Increases therefore in the amount of pensions in the coming
years would be as a result of increases in the insurable earnings
ceiling, and the annual increases that would be made by the
National Insurance Board from time to time.

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Gem feels the play will release sonic of the tension in socictr :,.: r''OiscL
would leave the audience in stitches.
Gem incidentally played one of thi characters when the scries % .s : .. In :,
Lawrence, the original Mrs. Pressure. is assisting Gem in directing'.
Gem says the story is not far-leiched and its relevance the lirst time. d still I'
She says the paradox of the Pressures is that while they co:In .ciro:,s tig;:-;i .
host of servants which adds misery to their already grumpy life.
The 'House of Pressure' will he held at the National Cultural (-ntre on .!td 8 and ;.
live out of Georgetown are invited to take advantage of the Sunda\ nmatince : : :i.: ::
Tickets are $800, $700 and $500 are now available fr;, : Nigel' r. i;:.
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IT has been staged three-times over, but the rib-tickling hilarity of 'House
of Pressure' is enough to bring it back again.
Gem Madhoo-Nascimnento's GEMS Theatre Productions is staging the lan Valz play in honour 'of
his recent accolade of being bestowed with the title 'Sir' by the Queen of the Netherlands for his w, ;
and contribution of the arts to the island of St. Maarten where he has resided since 1984.
Before departing Guyana, Ian Valz, had written and staged successfully, a number of plays. it i
first was the comedy 'House of Pressure' which was aired as a radio series in 1980.
It was later adaptedfor staged in:1982 and enjoyed se:val successful runs, the last time being 12
years ago.
The play surrounds the miserly Mr. Pressure, played by Andre Wiltshire. and his wife, Mrs. Pres-
sure, played by Lavonne George.
The Pressures are wealthy and even though.Mr. Pressure comes over as "stingy" (Gem says it is
the "squeezing" that has madcemany a Guyanese what they are), he employs a good number of ser-
vants who wreak havoc..
The Pressures, Gem. relates, are a miserable couple who prefer to have conversations with each
other through their children, played by Sieve Douglas and Nikisha N.ughton.
Godfrey Naughtohntwho had a successful run with TvY.'s a C. owd incidentally written by Ian
Valz) plays.Strumbly, the fiiithful and loya.l serv.n. who is an ex-b"xer. Godfrey has played this role
before in previous productions of the play..
Rajan Tiwari is Kashmir. the gardener, who is always ir the h,'-se, looking for his "kutlish." Kirk
Jardine is Curly, the driver who is always after Mri Pressure" liqu, cabinet while Ajay Baksh play.
Wong. the cook. who is always fighting ws-ith Curly.
Henry Rodney plays Mr. Shavers, and his son. Bernie. :. Richlrd Pitntma. Le4l~ la Lashler pli\'
Tina. Simone Dowding is Olga the trader and .Tiqy Parboc :i Vin.-:nt. the butler %, hi is in lve wv
Mr. Pressure's dau.gHter.

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I and my staff would like to extend our warmest "
congratulations to the Insurance Institute of
Guyana on their 40"' anniversary. The IIG has
made sterling contributions to the insurance
industry in the areas of academic and
professional development and beyond. I would
particularly like to recognize the dedication of "
their president, Mrs. Elizabeth Cox. The IIG's active and long
lifetime symbolizes the hard work by the organization's officers and
a strong commitment to it by all stakeholders. My office supports the
continuation of its services in recognition of the benefits of well
trained and professional Guyanese insurance personnel in our
increasingly competitive world.
Maria van Beek

Commissioner of Insurance

iMessage from the Pre
Insurance Association

On behalf of the Member Companies o
Association of Guyana, I wish to e:
congratulations to the President and e
Insurance Institute of Guyana on the occa
The I.I.G. was conceived out of the rea
member companies of The Insurance
Guyana for an educational arm, so that t
receive proper training and education t
Principles and Practice of Insurance. Ove
be fair to say that the Institute has success
Industry but also to the Insuring Public.
It has also attracted over the years, pers
many of whom have gone on to head their ,
The Institute, I am happy to note, has (
horizons, with many courses now being
techniques, improving supervisoryskills ai
It is essential that the Institute continues
possible with the support of the Member C
vital role to play in this country, but this
technically sound, well trained, and well
achieving this objective.
Once again, our congratulations to the Ins
done, and best wishes for the future
Howard Cox
SInsuranceAssociation of Guyana

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of Guyana

f the Insurance -j
extend warmest
executive of the
vision of their40" ,

alization by the
Association of
:hose who work in ustry wou
o make them technically sound in the
er the 40 years of their existence it would
sfully fulfilled its mandate not only to the

ons of ability to serve on the executive,
respective Companies.
over.the past few years broadened it's
offered in such diverse fields as sales
nd marketing..
Sto be successful, and this can only be
companies The Insurance Industry has a
will only be possible if our workers are
supported. The Institqte will be vital in

;urance Institute of Guyana for a job well

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Message from the President of
Insurance Institute of Guyana
On the Occasion of its'
40't Anniversary
"Our History means a lot to Our Future"
The IIG celebrates its 40'h anniversary this year
and I feel a profound sense of pride to be leading
the Institute at this juncture in its history. My
tenure as president during the last three terms
has been a challenging, interesting and
rewarding experience. We have made a number of strides over the years
and will continue to persevere to ensure that all industry personnel are
adequately trained to perform theirjobs professionally.
Yes. our history means a lot to our future and as I reflect on the past 40
years I feel compelled to pay tribute to the late Arthur Belgrave (a former
Managing Director ofGTM), Errol Cheong and Hans Barrow. They not
only conceptualized the idea of the Institute but ensured through their
various positions within the industry that it was kept alive.
These individuals also played a pivotal role in the formation of the
Association of Insurance Institutes of the Caribbean (AIIC which at
present comprises nine institutes located in Antigua, Bahamas,
Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and Trinidad
& Tobago) and we are proud to announce that our industry personnel in
Guyana were among the first batch of students in 2004 to qualify for the
Caribbean Insurance Foundation Certificate (CIFC) a regional
examination. Our collaboration with the Caribbean Institutes is
preparing us for true 'Caribbean Integration' as we approach the full
implementation of CSME. An exchange programme for our lecturers is
about to commence in our effort to share regional experiences.
The Caribbean' Institute has also forged ties with the Center for
Management Development studies (CMD) the business arm of the
University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus as we seek to expose
regional industry personnel to management training; a critical need for
all managers- an 'Executive Diploma in Insurance Management' is
currently being offered through this business unit.
As one of my favorite regional colleagues PeterAdrien (a St Lucian who
works as a Strategic Planner/Adviser with the Eastern Caribbean central
bank in St Kitts) said in his address at the 2003 Insurance Association of
the Caribbean conference
"Currently the insurance sector lacks the requisite capacity to make it
globally competitive and education is imperative for the survival,
competitiveness andprofitability of companies. What is required is a
mind change and education is the ideal agent ofchange"
If we are to provide efficient and effective service to the public we must
continue to expose our staff members to the required training for them to
be able to perform their duties with confidence. In the last two years the
Institute shifted its focus and concentrated heavily on training sales
personnel as we recognize the important role they play and will continue
to play in preserving the image ofthe insurance industry.
Few institutions anywhere have more reason to celebrate, and with due
regard to the fact that we are a 'not for profit' organization we shall mark
our 40'h anniversary with some academic and social events that will
accentuate the people and forces that shaped the Institute. Not so much to
venerate the past but to help to chart the future.
Elizabeth Cox
President IIG
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ricle July 2, 2006 .u

On behalf of the Government of Guyana, in particular my
Ministry, I am happy for this opportunity to offer
congratulations to the Insurance Institute of Guyana.
Their long service and efforts in the areas of technical and
non-technical education of Guyana's insurance
personnel are highly commendable. I urge them to
continue and improve on their good work which is
essential for a competitive service industry and which has become all the more
critical in the context of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy.
Honorable Saisnarine Kowlessar
Minister of Finance

Forty years ago following British Guiana becoming the independent state of
Guyana a few distinguished gentlemen within the Insurance Industry in
Guyana embarked on the venture of establishing an institute which would
serve as an educational arm for the local insurance industry.
At that time there were eight insurance companies providing life, fire and
general insurances. The idea of establishing the institute was to ensure there
exist a body to which all the insurance professionals can subscribe in order to
share their knowledge and experiences. With the passage of time the
Insurance Institute of Guyana has become the main body within the industry
to provide training for all professionals within the industry as well as
newcomers to the industry. We have since extended this to include training in
Insurance for non-insurance specialists.
The insurance industry is one of the oldest service-industries in the world
providing financial security to businesses and individuals. The insurance
industry in Guyana is the oldest professional service industry with the first
policy of insurance issued one hundred and forty six years ago, and the first
insurance company, The Hand In Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Company
-being incorporated one hundred and forty one years ago following the
-passage of legislation in August 1864.
Membership to the Institute in the early years was on an individual basis and
m*emberswere required to submit an annual subscription form with a very
ipminal yearly fee, However, in order to better serve the industry this form of
-obembershi-vpwas changed and corporate membership was introduced
ti y companies within the industry became members and paid an
i subscription fee- d a al their staff members automatically became
rs and were accorded full access to all the Institute's facilities. The
I registered as* 'not for profit' organization and is sustained by
mberlip d and lecturing fee -- : .
altAge Ie institute held trainingprogrammes after working hours
kd.yshowevetr,mpanies eventually realized that training was an
auction of s o devopentand.sopersonnel were specifically.
r 0 md wur gwrkingtiours hfCja} ,
Aii dtiitizing visiting.ersc a-

peras yfor-M 0eheU 1:A e 0o6ugh
e..oe ma n ent as. "ithies tlariafhe .
Sgdus iave n very -acimedarigin gniakirg their ..
S aioable.- cidc.tto the Institute. We owe a huge debttf gratitude. --
mmpaani .n 0:,fowFd to the:d~ en we can. establish a :
stitute executive body who volunteertheir services.
SEornittee is o6mpr1ied ten persons all being current members of the
ina~iance,.iridustry: I otler. to uphold the high level of professionalism
demanded by the.. indu1 members strive to, ensure that the executive
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committee is fully functional at all times. In an effort to preserve the institutional
knowledge and ensure continuity of the institute, the constitution was amended in.
2005 to include a Board of Governors and the inaugural board was installed at the
2005 annual general meeting. The first and current governors being Messrs Keith
Evelyn, Bishwa Panday, Hansel Barrow, Howard Cox and Elizabeth Cox. The
governors combined have in excess of one hundred and twenty years of service in
the local industry.
Today the Institute is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the United
Kingdom, the Insurance Institute of America and the Association of Insurance
Institutes of the Caribbean. All examinations offered by these bodies are currently
supervised by the local institute. The Association of Insurance Institutes of the
Caribbean last year forged ties with the business arm of the University of the West
Indies Cave Hill and created a Programme specifically for management training- an
Executive Diploma in Insurance Management is currently being offered by the
University of the West Indies Cave Hill. The facilitators for this programme include
regional industry personnel.
The Institute ensures it keeps abreast with development and changes worldwide by
sharing information from persons within the industry who attend professional
seminars and conferences. In 2002 the Insurance Institute of Guyana successfully
hosted the Association of Insurance Institutes of the Caribbean Annual Conference.
The Institute's logo is a pair of hands holding a globe in the centre of two circles.
Within the two circles are the words 'Insurance Institute of Guyana' and two open
books one on either side of the globe. The globe represents the globalization of
trade and industry and with it the globalization of the insurance industry. The pair of
hands holding the globe symbolizes the protection the insurance industry provides
for the world of business. The pair of open books represents the educational role of
the Insurance Institute of Guyana. We are proud to say that this was conceptualized
and created by one of our members.
This ends our concise history except that more history lies in the future and it is our
wish that companies within the industry continue to focus seriously on training and
development of their staff and fully utilize and support the activities of the Institute.
The continued education and training of industry personnel and the public can only

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On behalf of the members of the Board of the Association of Insurance
Institutes of the Caribbean (AIIC) I wish to congratulate the Insurance
Institute of Guyana (IIG) on their 40h anniversary.
As a founding member of the AIIC, the IIG has been one of the most
supportive members of the Caribbean organisation. The representative of
the IIG held the position of Secretary of the Association for several years
during its infancy which gave stability to the organisation during some
very trying times. Presently, the President of the IIG holds the position of
First Vice President of the AIIC and is also a member of the Board of
Examiners ofthe organisation.
The Insurance Institute of Guyana has also been extremely supportive of
the educational programmes and was the first to offer the Caribbean
Insurance Foundation Certificate, a two-part introductory .insurance
qualification offered by the Association of Insurance Institutes of the
Caribbean. Subsequently the examination has been offered in Saint
Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Kitts-Nevis,
Antigua-Barbuda and Anguilla. We salute them for being the pioneers.
To date the IIG boasts seven (7) graduates from this programme.
We trust that the IIG will become even, more fervent in its pursuit for
professional excellence and we wish to commend all its members, both
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Types of pastures

found in Guyana

THE success of the small ru-
minant and cattle industries
is heavily dependent on the
quality of pasture available
since if proper establish and
maintain provide an excel-
lent source of inexpensive
feeding materials.
In Guyana, there are three
types of pastures. These in-
clude: natural ones located on
the coastal plains and
savannahs, a combination of na-
tive and improved or planted.
Natural or native pastures
are grasslands where there is an
absence of sown or planted spe-
cies. They should never be con-
sidered as a stable plant commu-
nity. These grasslands are ever
changing as a result of changing
climatic conditions, natural
plant migration and fire as in the
savannahs. The rate of change is
also heavily influenced by the
level of activities by man, graz-
ing animals and or the removal
of vegetation. These pastures
consist of native or uncultivated
grasses and or legumes, which
are well adapted to the existing
conditions and in most cases,
provide the only feeding mate-
rial during the dry seasons.
However, the forage yield
from native pastures is ex-
tremely low even during the
wet period and the nutritive
value of the native grasses is
also low. The forage vegetation
commonly found in native pas-
tures in Guyana are: Cynodon
dactylon, Hymenachne

amplexicailis, Leersia hcxandra,
Paspalunt distichumn, IP.
conjugaltum, P1. virgatumn,
Ischaemuinn tilorense,
Eleocharis matata, Desmodium
adcendens, Vigna luteola and
Rhynchosia minima, where as in
the savannahs Andropogon
leucostachyus, Trachypogon
plumosus and Stylosanthes
spp. predominate.
The second type of pasture
is a combination approach. In
this pasture. some introduced
grasses or legumes are planted
within the native pastures hb
strip seedling with grass such as:
UF717 or a legume. In this
method, strips are made on the
land and grasses and or legume
seeds are sown in the strip, or
they could be planted as a pro-
tein bank.
Burning and fertilising
can improve these
combination pastures; and
may result in small
improvements. However,
burning may expose the soil
to erosion and if not controlled
may cause bush fires.
The third type of pasture is
the improved or introduced
pasture where the existing or
native vegetation is replaced by
an introduced species.
1. In choosing forage for im-
proved pasture production, the
livestock producer must be
careful in selecting a particular

forage species for the particular
area, the producer should first
consider the intended use of the
forage species i.e. either grazing
or cutting, or both.

2. The animal species or
class utilising the forage.
3. The likeliness of adapta-
tion to local soil and moisture
4. The tolerance levels of
the forage to shade, poor drain-
age and nutrient deficiency.
5. The extent to which the
forage will spread and subse-
quently cover the ground.
6. The ability of the forage
to withstand heavy grazing cut-
ting and most importantly burn-
7. The maintenance require-
ment of the forage.
8. Ease of propagation and
period between establishment
and use of forage.
9. The value of the land
for an alternative crop or use

Cellphone talkers as bad

as drunk drivers

- study

By Maggie Fox. Health and Science Correspondent

WASHIN(TON (Reuters) People who talk on cellphones while driving, even using "ha.,ds-
free" devices, are as impaired as drunk drivers, researchers said on Thursday.
"If legislators really want to address driver distraction, then they should consider outlawing
cell phone use while driving," said Frank Drews, an assistant professor of psychology at the Uni-
versity of Utah who worked on the study.
The researchers used a driving simulation device for their study, published in the summer 2006
issue of Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
They studied 40 volunteers who used a driving simulator four times while undistracted, using
a handheld cell phone, using a
hands-free cell phone and while
intoxicated to a 0.08 per cent
Sblood-alcohol level the aver-
age legal level of impairment in
the United States after drink-
ing vodka and orange juice.
Three study participants
rear-ended the simulated car in
front of them. All were talking
on cellphones and none was
drunk, the researchers said.
Motorists who talked on
ua either handheld or hands-free
cell phones drove slightly more
e slowly, were nine per cent
slower to hit the brakes, and
varied their speed more than
undistracted drivers.
Drivers with a 0.08 per
cent blood-alcohol level drove
A man speaks into cellphone in central London in a file a bit more slowly than both
photo. People who talk on cellphones while driving, even undistracted drivers and tele-
using 'hands-free' devices, are as impaired as drunk phone users, yet more aggres-
drivers, researchers said on Thursday. (Dan Chung/ sively.
Reuters) "Driving while talking on a
cell phone is as bad as or
,ybe worse than driving drunk," said Drews, who said alcohol was involved in 40 percent of the
42,000 annuall U.S. traffic fatalities.
Just like many people who have been drinking, the cellphone users did not believe
themselves to be affected, the researchers found.

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Ministry of Health

Post-Qualification and Tender Documents can be purchased at a cost of $15,000
from the Administration of the Ministry of Health for the following projects:
1.0 Construction of New Ophthalmology Center at Port Mourant -Corentyne,
2.0 Rehabilitation of N.B.S Building Port Mourant Corentyne Berbice.
3.0 Rehabilitation of the Port Mourant Hospital and Roads Port Mourant, Berbice.
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which should state clearly Post-Qualification for followed by the Projects
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state clearly the name of the project on the top left hand corner of the
0 Both envelopes should be deposited in the National Board of Procurement
and Tender Administration's Tender Box at the Ministry of Finance.
0 All Tenders and Post-Qualification envelopes must be addressed to:

National Board of Procurement& TenderAdministration.
Ministry of Finance
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Post Qualification Documents will be opened on July 7 .2006 ia 09:00 h in the presence
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IT MAY be difficult to believe this, but the average price
one would pay for the implantation of one tooth in
Guyana is half a million dollars and the process takes
nearly a year to complete. That tooth of course is
artificial. But on the other hand, what would yot say
to your dentist if he or she suggested to you that a tooth
be removed from your brother or sister with the
intention of replanting the same tooth in your mouth?
The fact is, this was being done for over a thousand
years now.
Intentional replantation is the act of deliberately
removing a tooth and following examination, diagnosis,
endodontic treatment and repair, returning the tooth to its
original socket or to one created. In general terms, a tooth
becomes a potential candidate for intentional replantation
when a small mouth or difficulty in opening the mouth wide,


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negates adequate space to perform root canal treatment.
Also, when the tooth's condition and its position in the jaw
prohibit proper manipulation, the dentist may choose to
work on it while the tooth is outside the mouth.
Intentional replantation is not recommended when
the patient has a medical history that precludes oral
surgery or extraction (e.g., severe uncontrolled high
blood pressure, recent myocardial infarct, subacute
endocarditis, uncontrolled haematologic problems, such
as hemophilia, leukemia and diabetes.) This technique
is not to be done when the tooth is very decayed,
shaking with gum disease present, or when the patient
is unwilling to accept the risk.
Teeth that are replanted are not expected to last a
lifetime. Records show that when the technique is
considered a success, the replanted tooth lasts between five

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Why are some

men more


than others?
By Charnicia Huggins
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Why are some men confron-
tational or break objects in fits of anger, while others ap-
pear to be more in control under similar circumstances?
New study findings suggest the answer may involve genetic
differences in combination with the men's early environ-
A variation in a gene involved in the activity of the brain
chemical serotonin, which is known to play an important role
in regulating emotions and impulses, may cause some men to
have problems controlling their anger. Yet, this appears to be
true only for men raised in certain environments, in particular
under adverse circumstances.
"The take-home message is not to change the genes or the
brain, but the environment in which the brain matures or devel-
ops," study author Dr. Stephen B. Manuck, of the University
of Pittsburgh, told Reuters Health.
Studies have shown that some people with psychiatric dis-
orders and those imprisoned for an impulse-related crime are
either deficient in serotonin or exhibit poor regulation of the
brain chemical.
In previous studies, researchers also found that men carry-
ing one form of the monoamine oxidase-A (MAOA) gene re-
sponsible for inactivating serotonin were more likely to be vio-
lent and antisocial than men with a different form of the gene.
However. the negative behaviour was seen only among men who
were abused in child od.
Manuck investing ed if this was also the case among men
who exhibited less di natic aggression. He studied 531 healthy,
white men from the g neral population and found that the same
form of the MAOA gene found in violent criminals was also
more common in stu subjects who reported a history of con-
frontational and anta listic behaviour, such as fighting, having
temper tantrums or bi,. 'ing objects in fits of anger.
This form of the IAOA gene, referred to as "low ac-
tivity," was associa' I with aggressive behaviour only in
men who were cyni. and hostile toward others and among
those with poorly e icated fathers. In contrast, men with
the low activity M' A gene who were not cynical or hos-
tile or whose fatl had at least graduated from high
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and 20 years without.a related problem. The most important
factors that are responsible for successes are the method of
extraction and the length of time passes when the tooth is
out of the socket. If the extracting forceps are injurious, the
periodontal membrane (which holds the tooth in place) will
be crushed and abused. In this case, simple repair and
reattachment will not be possible. The extraction must be
done very slowly.
The duration of time the tooth is out of the socket
is critical. The greatest danger to the life of the
periodontal membrane (which covers the root) is
exposure to air. Ninety per cent success occurs when
avulsed teeth are replanted within 30 minutes. The
major failure of the intentional replantation
technique is external root resorption and ankylosis.
An ankylosed tooth which is fused to the bone cannot
absorb the forces of mastication without inducing
absorption of the jaw bone. In fact, that is the major
problem with the modern implants we hear so much
about. Replantation (natural root) has much more
potential for success than implantation (artificial



Sunday Chronicle July 2, 2006

Page XIV

Sunday Chronicle July 2, 2006 Page XV


My husband and I have been-
married for three years,
together for eight. We met in
college. We have a set of
twins 15 months old, and
they are too much for him to
handle, even though they are
not a handful. They are
great. They are happy
We, on the other hand, are
miserable. We've been
separated for a month. I just
found out he's been having an
affair with a coworker on and
off for the last six months. We
already had enough problems,
and now she's possibly
pregnant with my husband's
I feel betrayed,
disappointed, and broken-
hearted. He keeps telling me
he's sorry, but he is unreliable
- a pathological liar who likes
to party with his friends. When

he tells me he wants to prove
he can be the man 1 need, I tell
him he should have thought
about that before straying.
It may sound like I'm
making excuses for him, but I
hope I'm not. ;He has
emotional baggage from
childhood. His mother raised
him. She is an alcoholic, and
during his first 10 years she
was also into drugs. His
mother always had to be with
some man, and I think she
failed to attach to my so-
called husband during the most
crucial years, birth to age five.
According to him, he was
a scapegoat because he
reminded her of his father.
That's what his mother would
say while she smacked him
around. I feel like I have paid
for all his baggage.
Does it make a difference if
he gets professional help? A

couple of weeks ago he
obtained a referral for
individual counselling. I can't
help but wonder, if he is able
to get himself straight,
wouldn't it be worth it to
move forward together, because
we would then have 50-plus
years of a healthy relationship?


Lily, it's almost as if you
are asking us to handicap a
horse race. You've given us
past performance, running
style, and track conditions,
and you want us to let you
know where to place your bet.
We would not deny
anything you said about your
husband's background. In the
first few critical years of life,
his mother did not attach to
him, and as you know, kids
with that background are likely



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to struggle with relationships
all of their lives. Everything
else about his home life was a
horror as well.
That's a given, and as you
say, you are paying for his
But the empathy you have
for him as another human being
is 'not the best guide for what
you should do. His behaviour,
character, and habits have been
formed almost in the same way
you form a statue by pouring
plaster of Paris into a mold.
They can be changed only with
great difficulty.
It's hard to take the familiar
away from someone. It works

for Illcl (li I I.inces .ire he .oin I
change, aand w here 'will you be
if you wait for him? It's like
using the lottery as your
retirement plan. Some people
do win the lottery, but nearly
everyone else is better off
putting a little money aside
each paycheck.
Change is a long, slow
process. With his past history,
counseling may b just another
ploy. If he sees yur threat to
leave as toothless, he may go
back to his old ways. In short,
things will revert to the pattern
of settle-her-down, do what I
want, settle-her-down, do what
I want, etc.

The problem with waiting
for someone else to change is
that your good efforts are
likely to reap no reward. Your
children will grow up and see
no matter how good mom is, it
doesn't get her anything. The
other problem with therapy is
this: if he changed his basic
patterns of life, would he still
want to be with you?
We have to remind you
that long shots don't usually


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Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Institutional

Procurement of Laptop Computers
IFB Number 6/2006

1. The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission now invites sealed bids from
eligible and qualified bidders for eight (8) Laptop Computers to be supplied at
the Commission's Head Office at 22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'Urban
Backlands, GEORGETOWN on or beforeAugust9,2006.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National: Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the ProcurementAct 2003, and is open to all bidders,
subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) of this document

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Guyana Lands
and Surveys Commission; Mr. Naseem Nasir, Manager of Land Information
and Mapping by e-mailing him at and inspect
the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 08:30h to 16:00h.

4. Qualifications requirements include: Certified copy of Business Registration,
Original Certificate of Compliances from the Guyana Revenue Authority and
the National Insurance valid up to June 30, 2006 and forthe years 2005, 2004
and 2003 and proof of financial capabilities to finance such a project.
Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English maybe purchased from the
Cashier by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the
address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee five thousand
Guyana dollars (G$5,000). The method of payment will be cash or a Bank
Draft payable to the Guyana Lands arid Surveys Commission.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 14:00h on
Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids
will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at
14:00h on Wednesday, July 19,2006. All bids must be accompanied bya "Bid
Security"of one hundred thousand Guyana dollars (G$ 00,000) in the form of
a Bank Draft payable to the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission.

7. The address referred to above is:
The Chairman
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Tender Board
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'Urban Backlands

Andrew Bishop
Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer

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Why are some men more...

From page XIV
than those with the high-activity form of the gene, study findings indicate.
In other findings, differences in the serotonin 2A receptor, another serotonin gene, were also
associated with a higher level of aggressiveness in men. Again, increased aggression was only ap-
parent among men whose fathers had not completed high school. The subjects' educational level
did not appear to be related to their behaviour.
In another study, Dr. Stephen Suomi, of the National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development, studied the association of genetics. the environment and aggression in monkeys.
Up to 10 per cent of wild rhesus monkeys exhibit impulsive behaviour or extreme aggression
under mild stress conditions. Researchers have found that these monkeys are also deficient in the
breakdown and use of serotonin.
Suomi found that laboratory monkeys with a gene that blocks serotonin were also more impul-
sive and aggressive, but only those who failed to develop secure attachment relationships with
their mothers. In contrast, monkeys that experienced "maternal buffering" via secure attachment
relationships did not exhibit these characteristics.
The study findings imply that even though a child may have a genetically related increased
susceptibility for conduct problems, affectionate and loving parents can negate this increased sus-
ceptibility, Manuck said. "We can't change our genes, but perhaps we can change our rearing envi-
The findings were presented last week at the Sixth International Congress of Neu-
roendocrinology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Date: 2006.06.25
Contract No.: 112006
The Government of Guyana (GOG), the International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD), and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved (by
Loan and Grant) the sum of approximately US$16.5 M to fund the Poor Rural
Communities Support Services Project (PRCSSP), which is working to alleviate
poverty in Regions 2 & 3 by increasing rural household incomes through the expansion
of on farm production and fostering the promotion of rural micro-enterprises. Part of
the proceeds of the loan will be used for eligible expenditures under which this
invitation for bids is made.

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

The MOA, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for
undertaking the following work in Region Nos. 2

11/2006 Construction of Storage Bond, Boat Ramp and Drying Floor, Better
Success Fishermen Association Essequibo Coast, Region No. 2

Bidding Document (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office, at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara from June 26, 2006 for a non-
refundable fee of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) or its equivalent in a freely
convertible currency for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at
the same office.

Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder and
must be clearly marked on the top, left hand corner "Tender for the...............................
.................................. PRCSSP, Region # 2. Lot 11/2006. Do not open before
9.00 hrs, on Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied
by a Security of no less than Two Hundred Thousand Guyana Dollars (G$200,000.)
or its equivalent in a convertible currency, valid IRD and NIS Compliance
Certificates and must be addressed to the:

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

All bids are to be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Ministry of Finance
building, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, before 9:00 hrs. on Tuesday,
July 25, 2006. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to
attend immediately after 9:00 hrs. on Tuesday July 25, 2006.

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

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture
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ARIES -- A new arrival makes some waves today and this tiny event could
trigger an earthquake that changes your entire landscape almost overnight.
To prepare, get all the gritty details you can on a new person as quickly as
you can. The wheels may start turning in your mind ... and suddenly your
outlandish ideas may not be so crazy after all. Keep pushing see how far
you can go. You're on to something and you know it! New personalities are
teaching you new tactics.

TAURUS Listen closely to what everyone's talking about today there's a
hotly debated topic that you need to weigh in on. The attitudes of a few
people may surprise you probe deeper and ask them to elaborate on why
they feel the way they do. What they say will provide you with some compel-
ling clues, and will pique your interest in a new job, relationship or travel
opportunity. Connect the dots and see what new project or adventure you
can get going for yourself.

GEMINI One of your relationships (it may be romantic or professional) isn't
moving as quickly as you'd like, but there's nothing you can do about it right
now. Turn your mind toward other matters and try to keep yourself from ob-
sessing about it. No checking your email or voice mail every 15 minutes! Take
a long walk or go on an adventure in the great outdoors you'll distance
yourself from the situation and gain a peaceful perspective.

CANCER All of your carefully laid plans fly out the window early today, which
is a blessing in disguise. You'll have to formulate your back-up plan very quickly,
so act first and think later. Lucky stars are shining down on you, and your
autopilot won't steer you wrong. Later today, you need to put all of your pri-
orities in a more efficient order be careful that you don't forget the people
you love. Focus on family before friends, friends before coworkers and co-
workers before foes.

LEO Listening to contrary points of view will be an educational experience
today, but not a unique one. Thankfully, you've always been mature enough
to listen to what others have to say. But today, while someone makes their
case, an amazing thing happens: You just may come around to their way of
thinking. Accepting someone else's notions as truth isn't the same as letting
go of your own convictions. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself.

VIRGO -- Positive thinking and visualisation are powerful tools for getting
what you want, but they aren't the only things you need to focus on right
now. Just wanting something to work out won't necessarily make it so you
must get going and start working. The effort doesn't need to be physical; it
needs to be emotional. Step out of your comfort zone and take a few more
risks. If you really want this to happen, you need to challenge yourself a bit

LIBRA There's a strong element of courage inside you, and today you start
to make sure it takes a little more control over your life. Things that used to
Intimidate you hold a strange and powerful curiosity for you now. This is a
very positive thing. Being curious about new and unfamiliar people and ideas
is something you should appreciate. Follow your urge to poke your toes in
new waters. Take baby steps toward a whole new philosophy about living
your life.

SCORPIO When push comes to shove today, rely on your charm and silver
tongue to buy you time until you're ready to make your decision. You're too
smart to fall for pressure tactics remember that when someone claims that
it's 'now or never.' There's no such thing as too late when it comes to your
emotions, so feel free to keep dancing while everyone else is stressing. Lean
on your intuition and It will take care of you. Take everything in stride and
you'll keep smiling.

SAGITTARIUS Don't be caught off guard when someone asks for your in-
Ssight today. You've been developing a strong opinion about what's been go-
Ing on in this friend's life, but respectfully, you've avoided giving any lectures.
So how should you handle this unexpected request? Easy be honest and
tactful. You don't have to come clean about everything you think just give
them enough tough talk to enable them to understand what their situation
could really mean.

CAPRICORN There's a lot of emotional energy buzzing around you, and it's
very unpredictable. The people you deal with throughout the day will add
tension to the scene, and you'll have to be prepared for some erratic behav-
ior. The best tactic for you is to take an impersonal point of view in every
situation, no matter how personal it may be remove your emotions from the
equation and keep your thinking calm. If you can stay cool, you can stay out
of any conflicts.
AQUARIUS Why Is It that the richest people are always the ones looking for
more? Your quest for greater fulfillment (emotionally or materialistically) is a
waste of time. Today you realise that you have more than you could ever re-
ally need. Wanting more Is no crime, but your energy is much better spent
taking stock of what you already have and appreciating the people in your
life. Get together with loved ones and experience a new level of gratitude.

PISCES -- Your social calendar is getting jam-packed, and you may be starting
to feel the pressure that popularity can bring. Having your time so desired is
a mixed blessing. If you're wishing for more private time, simply make it hap-
pen. The folks who care about you won't mind postponing some social plans,
, and if someone gets upset, then you know they're probably aligning them-
selves with you for the sake of your reputation and not because of the per-
son you are. , ,,. ,

Sunday Chronicle July 2, 2006

Page XVI

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Hello Readers,

MONDAY July 3 is CARICOM Day. So this week, we will look
at the contributions CARICOM has made to the environment.
CARICOM stands for the Caribbean Community and Common
Market and it is a group of fifteen full members and five associate
members. These include Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Bar-
bados and almost all of the countries in the Caribbean. It was es-
tablished on August 1, 1973, by the Treaty'of Chaguaramas. A re-
vised treaty was signed on July 5, 2001, establishing the CARICOM
Single Market and Economy (CSME). The CARICOM Secretariat
is based here in Guyana, in Georgetown.
CARICOM currently under-
S'ICVr takes a number of projects and ac-
_V tivities across the Caribbean to in-
S crease economic development and
zi co-operation between
m ic members. These include the estab-
g" lishment of the CSME which
Jr hopes to establish the free move-
ment of goods and labour across the
( llja f/7 Caribbean; the introduction of the
CARICOM Common Passport;
the PANCAP Partnership against HIV/AIDS and a number of en-
vironmental-related projects such as the Caribbean Renewable En-
ergy Development Programme (CREDP) and the establishment of
the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. Many of these
projects go on away from the public eye but still achieve impor-
tant results. The environmental programmes concentrate on climate
change issues, a key problem across the Caribbean.
The CREDP was started in 1998 in order to remove barriers to
the use of renewable energy and to foster its development and
commercialization. The Caribbean generally and Guyana in particu-
Slar have great potential for the use of renewable energy such as so-
lar power, wind power and hydro-electricity. These technologies
would help to reduce the reliance on imported fuels and help to
reduce environmental impacts such as air pollution, spills and cli-
mate change. The programme set out to help governments improve
policies to encourage renewable energy and provides financing to
help establish renewable energy projects. The financing comes from
the UNDP via the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and GTZ -
the German Development Bank with assistance from the
Organisation of American States arid all the governments in the
region. The project will hopefully help the Caribbean introduce re-
Snewable energy. Current renewable energy projects in Guyana in-
clude the establishment of a wind farm at Hope Beach, investiga-
Itions into a Hydro-Electric plant at Amaila Falls and solar energy
projects at various locations throughout the interior.
As well as encouraging renewable energy CARICOM also es-
tablished the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
(CCCCC) 2000 in Belize to help protect the Caribbean against Cli-
mate Change. It follows on from previous projects such as the Car-
ibbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change (CPACC) project
and the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Caribbean (ACCC)
arid currently coordinates the Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate
Change project. The CPACC project ran from 1997 to 2001 and
was financed by GEF to the tune of US$5.6 million. It was de-
signed to build capacity in the Caribbean in order to cope with the
effects of climate change, particularly sea level rise which is a prob-
lem not just here in Guyana but across the whole
Caribbean. Specifically the project established a sea level and cli-
mate monitoring system, improved access and availability to data
and helped governments make and put into practice climate change
adaptation plans. The CPACC project was a success, so much so
that the project was succeeded by ACCC project. This was funded
by the World Bank and set out to build on the CPACC project. It
helped to establish the CCCCC, conducted information campaigns,
and launched a Masters programme in climate change at the Uni-
versity of West Indies amongst over activities. The project also pre-
pared the following, current project, Mainstreaming Adaptation to
Climate Change (MACC) which started ih 2004 and is running un-
til 2007. This is funded by the GEFjwjh' funding of US$5
million. The project aims to build capacityi'in identifying climate
change risks, reducing vulnerability to climate change and utilising
resources to minimise the costs of climate change. The project will
also conduct a number of public awareness campaigns.
As!well as the projects focusing on climate change CARICOM
also established the Caribbean Envirohmental Health Institute
(CEHI), in 1988 in St Lucia. It is committed to finding cost effec-
tive solutions to environmental health problems across the Carib-
bean. These include supplying fresh water, dealing with sewage and
waste management issues. Over the years CEHI has helped Guyana
in a number of areas, such as training for employees of a number of
agencies in matters dealing with environmental health, waste man-

agcment and waste-water. They have also helped in collecting envi-
ronmental samples and providing laboratory analysis. This help was
especially forthcoming during the floods of 2005.
CARICOM is an important organisation in encouraging devel-
opment, increasing cooperation and protecting the environment
across the Caribbean and in Guyana. Its activities are varied from
increasing economic cooperation between members, to helping fight
the spread of diseases, to preparing the Caribbean for climate change.
It is this last part through projects such as CREDP and MACC

that reflects CARICOM biggest support for environmental protec-
tion in Guyana. The establishment of the CEHI has also helped to
encourage environmental management and share skills across the
Caribbean. By celebrating CARICOM day we are showing our sup-
port and encouragement for these continuing activities.
Remember that you can share you findings and ideas with
us by sending your letters to: "Our Environment", C/o EIT
Division, Environmental Protection Agency, IAST Building,



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Page XVIII Sunday Chronicle July 2, 2006


The Passage
The alarm rings and Bill Porter stirs. It's 5:45
a.m. The weatherman is predicting rain. With a
disability that can cause him considerable pain, he
could linger under the covers. People would un-
derstand He knows that.
A surgeon's scar cuts a swath across his back. The
medicines littering his night stand offer help, but no cure.
The fingers on his right hand are so twisted that he can't
tie his shoes. Some days, days like this one, he feels
like surrendering. But his dead mother's challenge re-
' erberates in his soul. So, too, do the voices of those
who beli ce him stupid or retarded, incapable of being
!iore than a ward of the state. All his life, he's struggled
: prove the0. wrong. He will not quit.
And so. Bill Porter rises and begins again his fight
i.r independence and dignity.
With trembling hands, the 64-year-old door-to-door
':lesmar dresses carefully: dark slacks and matching
Liazer; b:ue shirt, tan raincoat and pinched-front fedora.
Inage. he believes, is everything.
On the 7:45 bus, he finds a seat in the middle of
Sack of teenagers. He senses the stares....
Po:ler looks at the floor. His face reveals noth-
:. In -ias heart, though, he knows he should have been
ke tli--e kids. He's not angry. His mother had ex-
aiuned h!v. l. the delivery had been difficult, how the doc-
Shad ued an instrument that crushed a section of his and caused cerebral palsy, which affects his
.'ech. hands and walk.
But he wasn't slow.
Hi:. nind wvas trapped in a body that did not work.
making \was laborious, as if words had to be pulled
-om a tar pit. People were impatient and didn't listen.
iie feI: *Ifeen! -- was different. People like him were
c:nsider.-d retr-ded then. What could his future be?
PF.-i asked the Vocational Rehabilitation Divi-
n for :.elp. They sent him to several social-service
lencie-. but they called him "unemployable"
Hiz mother was certain, though, that he could rise
above his limitations. Porter wanted to be a -sales-
,n.... When Porter saw a help-wanted ad for Watkins,
--ompa-.- that sold household products door-to-door,
.,s mother set up a meeting. The representative said
>, but Porter wouldn't listen. He just wanted a chance.
The man relented and offered Porter a section of the
ity that no other salesman wanted....
....If customers turned him down, Porter kept com-
.ig back. And he sold..... He was awarded with a
better territory. For several years, he was Watkins' top
retaj! salesman in a four-state area. Today, he is the
w;nly one of the company's 75,000 salespeople who sells

Ask yourself the following questions and make sure
that you answer them properly.

1. Write a description of Bill Porter in your own
words for an interested friend.

2. There is the tellin_ about fe-. i ~
work life such : s;- .i.
-other's challeng;- I... :i
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what is each

3. Have you ever set such challenges to your char-
..ters? Read up some more about physical and other
e.culties man faces. There are many success sto-

ries that can be told.

4. Is the language suited to the characters of the
story? Tell each other how it is fitted.

6. What makes you want (or not want) to continue
reading more of the story?

7. Read the passage as many times as possible and
write a short story based on it. Pay attention to the finer
details of setting and characterisation.

Personal Note: What have you mastered well in
your writing so far? Check and come up with a fair
answer, and then resolve to add more skills to improve
Right now you can try to tailor your writing style to
suit your audience. For example: When you write for
a young audience, use simple sentences and easy-to-
understand vocabulary.


Write a story based on the picture below.

Let it be approximately 400 to 500 words in length.

You must write in Standard English.



Abruptly he fell to searching for the words as she
wanted to hear. She has a graceful neck, auburn
hair, sober eyes. She's clean articulate, though shy -"
He looked sideways at her. "I think you'll like her."
"Whether I like her or not is unimportant."
"She will produce healthy children," he added, "-
something that your three offspring have thus far been
unable to do."
She continued to frown at him. Then apparently as
weary of the encounter as he was, she concluded.
"Then you wish me to speak to banns with the
"Why not?" he replied hurriedly, "I rather thought
that \' a the point of all this."
She pcdded, a solemn look upon her face, as sad and
:,~p-icuL,.ed as the one she'd arrived with. He had
i..,ua to walk back through the castle gates with her
smiling, on his arm, a pretty family portrait which he was
certain would please Sophia.
But apparently it was not to be. As she started to
rise, he again gave her generous support. He was sorry
that she had cooled toward him. And he was doubly
sorry that he had been unable to fill her romantic head

with avowals of passionate love. Of course she had
. yet to meet Harriet. All of his encounters with the young
woman in the past had been at cotillions at country
house parties, and then a fortnight which he'd spend in
at Hadley Park in Shrewsbury. Now, thinking on the
shy, timid, rather stem-looking girl, he doubted seriously
if there was a single impulse in her entire personality
which would in all honesty be called passionate.

1) Pretend that you are the male person in the ex-
tract. Write a personal account of how you view your
experience mentioned in the text.

2) Write a description of the girl that the gentleman
was bringing into this family.

3) Write a poem incorporating the event dwelt upon
by the extract. Read it to a friend, and then paste it
upon a notice board.


I wish the hard part
would be forms. Catching the trees right,
getting the sea to cooperate.
Or the sun. coaxing the sun out
when everything is right
and you want it shining.
But all this is easy, soothing, and natural.
As bright and spotless as a dinner counter.

The real difficulty is eyeing the flat,
plain, and level. Scaffolding,
the high wires, the firefighter's ladders,
disarrange the subject. Then
an ocean has thoughts; the wind
calls collect, a whispering relative. Your signature
Is on everything
saying names and hiding shapes.

Responding to poetry isn't easy sometimes. If you
were taught to read and write poetry at the same time,
it would not be hard for you now. Anyhow, the poem
above is for you to read and discuss with your study
partners. When you get to like it, try responding to the
two questions below.


1. Why does the poet suddenly bring in the image
of a dinner counter? What does it point to?

2. How does thinking get in the way of seeing in the
second stanza? What details does the poet stand on?


Use clear, precise adjectives to improve your descrip-
Adjectives like craggy, muggy, soothing, alluring
help create precise word pictures.
Revise the following sentences by adding at least one
vivid adjective to each.
1. I walked over the road.
2. The smoke tickled my throat.
3. I laughed.



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South Koreans rush to say

By Jon Herskovitz
SEOUL (Reuters) South Korean fortune tellers say the last
time it was this lucky to get married Napoleon Bonaparte's
armies were marching through Europe and Beethoven was
penning his Fifth Symphony.
South Korean couples may not study world history when they
plan their weddings, but they are paying close attention to local
soothsayers who say 2006 is the most auspicious year to wed in
two centuries.
The anomaly in this lunar year is that it includes two first days
of spring, one at the very start last January and the other at the
very end early next February. Korean fortune tellers say that, in
years this rare, water will flow along dry river-beds.
"Having two springs in a year creates prosperous energy and
means it is a good time to get married," said Kang Pan-seok, vice-
director of the Korean Fortune Tellers' Association.
Kang said the double-spring phenomenon had only occurred 12
times since 221 B.C.
Many South Koreans consult fortune tellers for advice on love
and the buzz about the double-spring lunar year has caught the at-
tention of those planning to get hitched.
"Couples getting married in that period can have a long and
happy life together," Kang said by telephone.
Bride-to-be Kim Hee-young had been hoping for a March or
April 2007 wedding punctuated by the first blooms:of flowers. In-
stead, she will wed in December when trees are bare and rivers freeze
in the icy Korean winter.
"We didn't want to have our wedding during the cold season,
but we are following our parents' wishes to have the wedding dur-
ing the year with the lucky double spring," Kim said by e-mail.
Some fortune tellers say the happiest arrangement is to get mar-
ried this lunar year and then have a child next lunar year.
So, South Korean couples are flocking to wedding halls, buying
expensive gifts and providing a shot in the arm for a wedding in-
dustry that has been in a slump forlyears.
Most Koreans marry in commercial halls that cater for the whole
And the rush is on to get hitched this year because fortune tell-
ers call the 2007-2008 lunar period the year of the widow.
In other parts of Asia that follow the lunar calendar such as
China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, local fortune tellers say this is a
good year to wed but they don't push it with the same, once-in-
200-year urgency found in South Korea.
Between January and April this year, wedding hall revenues rose
for the first time in four years while beauty parlors took more
money than in early 2005, government statistics show.
The typical South Korean wedding is an ostentatious affair of-
ten involving costume changes for bride and groom, sparklers, sen-
timental songs and gifts aplenty for the couple and their parents.
Retailers report a surge in sales for some common items given
as wedding gifts, such as fur coats for mothers-in-law and home
electronics for the couple.
For the rest of this year, finding a wedding hall or hotel in which
to get hitched in major cities will be increasingly tough.
"Total reservations for weddings are up by about 20 to 30 per
cent from a year ago," said Jenny Shin at the Seoul Hyati Hotel.
She said the best weekends had been booked for some time and
little was open for the rest of the year.
Wedding consultant Kim Ji-hyun has seen many blushing brides
rushing to tie the knot.
"People are even booking weddings for bizarre times like the

hottest summer months and week days," Kim said.
Hana Tour, one of the country's biggest travel agencies,
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:ountdown begins

CaribPR Newswire: The
countdown has begun to
'Jamaica's Greatest, The
World's Best', reggae festival
this summer, as organizers
put the final touches on this
year's 14th annual Red
Stripe Reggae Sumfest, set
for July 16-22 in 'Vibe's City'
Montego Bay, Jamaica.
If you haven't booked yet,
then the time is now, says
Marketing Director of
Summerfest Productions, Jomo
Cato, as flights and hotels are
going fast.
"Hotel rooms in Montego
Bay are really fully booked, but
we are making arrangements for
accommodations just outside of
town," Cato disclosed. "We are
also encouraging persons to stay
in Negril, a 40-minute drive, and
in Runaway Bay."
Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest's
incredible line-up has fans
buzzing as reggae and hip-hop
collide in one city, on one stage.
Nowhere else this summer will
music fans be able to see top
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*Broad St

Tel: 226-1837

ha: 26045151 Fax: 624-9002 Fax: 337-4650 Fax: 225-1236

*Houston Complex
Tel: 226-3666


Staged in partnership with
the Hip Strip community, this
event will feature an arts and
craft street fair, cuisine
sampling from hip strip
restaurants and music from
Jamaica's biggest sound
Sumfest continues -on
Wednesday, July 19, with the
staging of the 'Top Ranking'
show that will highlight some of
the best years of dancehall
music, with dancehall's Yellow
Man set to receive a lifetime
achievement awards along with
and reggae's John Holt. Holt
will perform at the Summit, the
show's final night, along with
Leroy Sibles.
'Stormfront the explosive
dancehall night,' featuring the
likes of Beenie Man and Bouiti
Killa, follows on Thursday
night, July 20 -while the
'Ignition' concert with 50 Cent
among others, is set for Friday
July 21.
"Red Stripe is responsible
for bringing 50 Cent to
Jamaica for Red Stripe
Reggae Sumfest," Redwood
stated. "Our decision to push
for his inclusion in the line
up this year grew out of our
commitment to make this
reggae show, the world's
greatest and Jamaica's- best.
We thought that by including
the rap star, who many
Jamaicans admire and love,
would only add to the
explosive talent ait tii ySrS
Supifest 2006 will climax
'i Ommit' on July 22,
with Jr. Gong and Rihanna
among those helping to bring the
curtains down on what is
destined to be another incredible
Key sponsors this year
include Red Stripe, the Jamaica
Tourist Board, Air Jamaica;
Digicel dnd Ocean Spray as well
as media partners, the Jamaica
Observer, CVM TV and Fame
For travel packages and
more information, log on to
'Fans will be abke, to get
tickets across the island and
at the airport from Juiy:3rd;


*Parika I*Land of Canaan *Rose Hall

Tel: 260-4514 Tel: 624-9003 Tel: 337-4649


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