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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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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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BERLIN, (Reuters) A German scientist has been
testing an "anti-stupidity" pill with encouraging
results on mice and fruit flies, Bild newspaper re-
ported yesterday.
It said Hans-Hilger Ropers, director at Max-Planck-

Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, has tested a pill thwart-
ing hyperactivity in certain brain nerve cells, helping stabilise short-
term memory and improve attentiveness.
"With mice and fruit flies we were able to eliminate the
loss of short-term memory," Ropers, 62, is quoted saying in
the German newspaper, which has dubbed it the "world's first
anti-stupidity pill."



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work in 'weeks'- Cuban VP

Grove murders:

oman claims death




A WOMAN, who said she once lived in the house at 102 Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara, where the decomposed bodies of four persons,
including two children, were discovered Wednesday, claims a man who also stayed there had issued death threats. Page three

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ELECTIONS BRIEFING: In this composite photo, President Bharrat Jagdeo and Opposition Leader Mr. Robert Corbin and their representatives meet Chairman of the Guyana Elections
Commission (GECOM) Dr. Steve Surujbally and other senior members of the commission Friday at the Office of the President. (Photos, courtesy Office of the President)

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NEW FACES: TUF Leader Mr. Manzoor Nadir flanked by some of the new faces on the party's list.

TUF upbeat on its chances

By Mark Ramotar
LEADER of The United Force
(TUF) Mr. Manzoor Nadir
yesterday introduced several
new faces on the party's 2006
national and regional elec-
tions lists and promised,

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among many other things, a
better deal for workers
should TUF emerge victorious
at the August 28 polls.


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At a news conference at the
party's New Garden Street,
Georgetown headquarters where
he was flanked by several of the






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new faces on the TUF slate,
Nadir said his party has a list
that "represents the entire pub-
lic",ensuring that "TUF has the
best possible list for the upcom-
ing elections".
He said the TUF will run a
democratic government where
the will of the people is re-
flected in its policies and
programmes from the level of
the village council to the na-
tional government.
The new faces on the TUF
list include businessmen Ron
Persatid of Action Tyre and
Kakan Raimzan, General Man-
ager of Caribbean Star (Guyana).
ass well as University of Guyana
lectuLer Alana Brassington,
former PNC Vice Chairman of
Region Hight Manuel Francis.
I niversil' of Guyana graduate
Jenny Blackman. St Kitts based
(Yuoyancse journalism Rawle
Nel-son tand probably Guyana's
ot11iesi Cndiildaltc anld youth
actiVist. IMairvin Dublin.
Nadir. outlining his party's
plans, policies and programnne
for governing this country in
the nc\t five years. should it
\\ in the oAugust 28 polis. said all
the candidates were exception-
ally happy to be campaigning
on TUF's platform.
"They. all- want to be
within the party that is commit-
ted towards nation building and
development (and) we have
sought to put forward the best
candidates as we believe that
politics is serious business, that
(Please turn to page eight)



Polie Ae ce C and Refernces to:



Jagdeo and Opposition
Leader Mr. Robert Corbin
and their representatives
met Chairman of the
Guyana Elections Commis-
sion (GECOM) Dr. Steve
Surujbally and other senior
members of the commission
Friday at the Office of the
At the meeting, GECOM
assured President Jagdeo and
Mr. Corbin that the commis-
sion will meet the August 28
poll date and outlined several
safeguard measures that will
be in place to ensure
smoothly-run, free and fair
President Jagdeo told re-
porters immediately afterwards
that the safeguard assurances
from GECOM are "excellent"
and "will go towards ensuring
that we have clean, transparent
elections on August 28".
The President said the Elec-
tions Commission gave himself
and Mr. Corbin "an extensive
presentation" on all the safe-
guards that will be in place
come elections da\.
Some of the safeguard mea-
sures outlined bv GECOM in-
clude ha\ in. fr Tlce first time
in Guyan.:. *traia' reoti ballot
boxes' on polling day. elaborate
security arrangements at all
polling places and other strate-
gic locations in the country. the
stringent and strictest adher-
ence to rules and procedures by
GECOM 1...i""i day staff and
the presence of a horde of local
and international electoral ob-
President Jagdeo also said
that emanating from Friday's
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previous offer he had made to
the commission to assist in the
strengthening of polling day
procedures, the Government will
transfer some $12M to
GECOM to pay two polling
agents in each polling stations
on elections day.
The two polling agents will
include one from the governing
PPP/C and one from the com-
bined opposition.
President Jagdeo said the
list of polling day agents from
the combined opposition par-
ties will be provided to
GECOM by Corbin while the
ruling party will also provide its
own list.
"Once those polling day
agents are accredited, they will
then be paid by GECOM from
funds that the Government of
Guyana will now provide," the
President told reporters.
According to him. this will
be a significant safeguard mea-
sure since there will be at least
two officials (agents)- one each
from the government or the rul-
ing party, and one from the
combined opposition parties -
who swill be paid by the Gov-
ernment through GECOM to be
in each polling station to ensure
that only those who are eligible
to vote actually vote.
The President recalled
that in a discussion between
the Government and the
PNCR about two months ago,
he had made an offer to
strengthen polling day proce-
dures in an effort "to get the
PNCR to move away from
their position where they
were arguing and insisting on
a particular form of verifica-
tion although you have many
other forms of verification".


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Grove murders:

Woman claims death threats were issued

A WOMAN, who said she once posed bodies of 'our persons,
lived in the house at 102 including two children, were
Grove Public Road, East Bank discovered Wednesday, claims
Demerara, where the decom- a man who also stayed there

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had issued death threats.
Her claims surfaced at the
cremation yesterday afternoon
of Danmattie Kayman, 43, and

her children, Alicia Kirkpatrick,
7, and Melville Jr., 3 at the
Good Hope Crematorium, East
Coast Demerara.

They were cremated amid
loud wailing from family mem-
bers and friends still deeply
shocked at the bizarre murders.
The woman, who asked to
remain anonymous, cried
openly at the crematorium. She
showed up at the home of
Kayman's sister in Grove Fri-
day night after she heard of the
She said she was forced to

move out of the Grove home
which she shared with Fred
Looknauth, 69, (who was also
killed in the attack), Kayman
and her two children, another
woman police want to question,
and her lover.
She told the Sunday
Chronicle she is fearful for her
life because the man has a hand
(Please turn to page eight)

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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 6, 2006

London march urges end to Lebanon war

By Adrian Croft

LONDON (Reuters) Tens
of thousands marched
through London yesterday to
demand a halt to the
Lebanon war and protest
against the British
government's failure to call
for an immediate ceasefire.
Waving flags and banners,
protesters booed and yelled
"Ceasefire now!" and "Shame
on you" as they passed the
entrance to Downing Street,
where British Prime Minister
Tony Blair lives.
A pile of children's shoes
was left at a nearby war
memorial to symbolize
children's lives lost in the 25-
day-old war between Israel and
Hizbollah guerrillas.
Demonstrators delivered a
petition, which organizers said
had been signed by 30,000
people, to Blair's office, urging
the government to call for an
immediate, unconditional
"1 have not been on a
demonstration for 40 years.
That is how much I consider
this is important to be here
today," Trevor Sutton, a retired
66-year-old man, said.

"Anonlc with i fll fo'ln ol
conllsciIe'nl ICII I stconi ;i a
slhon their support for
Organi/zrs said 60,00)0
people marched while police
put the number at 20,000.).
Police said they arrested 18
people for disorderly behaviour
or blocking roads.
Blair's government has
come under fire at home for
following U.S. President
George W. Bush's lead and
refusing to call for an
immediate halt to the fighting,
which has killed at least 734
people in Lebanon and 78
Soon after the march. news
broke that the United States
and France had agreed on a draft
UN Security Council resolution
that Blair said could lead to a
halt in fighting within days.
Work and Pensions
Secretary John Hutton,
speaking for the government,
had tried to placate critics by
saying Blair was working to
end the conflict as soon as
"The prime minister has
made it very clear that the

A PROTESTER carries a box of dismembered doll body parts painted red to represent
the children killed in Lebanon during a demonstration organised by Stop the War Coalition
in London yesterday. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

present situation simply cannot
continue," Hutton told BBC
At least three legislators
from Blair's own Labour Party
spoke at a rally after the march,
criticizing the government's
response to the war and calling

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for the British parliament to
return from its summer break to
discuss the crisis.
"I bring a message for Tony
Blair. You bring shame upon this
country," said Labour member of
parliament John McDonnell. a
left-winger who has said he will
challenge for the leadership of the
party when Blair steps down.
Blair has said he will not
stand at the next election expected
in 2009. His popularity has
plunged recently and his stance
on the Lebanon crisis has further

weakened his authority,
potentially hastening his
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Blair delayed his
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Lebanon. He has defended
his refusal to call for an
immediate ceasefire by
saying that hostilities must
be halted on both sides and
a ceasefire must be part of
an overall plan.
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ending the fighting in
southern Lebanon, the
White House said
White House
spokesman Tony Snoy
said Bush, who met
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice and
National Security Ad.iser
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Texas ranch, knew details
of the resolution and "he's
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Recovering Castro eats, but stays out of sight

By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) Cuban
President Fidel Castro was
well enough to be eating and
sitting up, government
sources said yesterday, but
the longtime leader
remained out of sight five
days after surgery that forced
him to temporarily cede
power to his brother Raul.
Cuban officials gave
assurances that the 79-year-old
former guerrilla fighter was
recovering well, although one
news report quoted Brazilian
officials as saying he had
stomach cancer and an
unfavourable prognosis.
The report by one of
Brazil's top newspapers was
denied by the Brazilian
Cuban Vice President Carlos
Lage, speaking on a trip to
Bolivia, was the third Cuban
official in two days to reassure
the Communist-ruled nation
that Castro was on the mend
from surgery for gastrointestinal
But he gave no further

details in the report by the
Cuban state news agency
Prensa Latina.
In Havana, where
residents were stunned at
Monday's announcement that
the "Comandante" had
provisionally given power to
Raul Castro, 75, sources who
had spoken to government
officials said Fidel Castro was
doing well for a man his age.
"I was told Fidel is doing
better, he has eaten something
and sat up," one source told
Reuters, asking not to be
Mid-level Communist
Party officials were informed
that Castro was out of
intensive care and beginning to
recover, a party source said in
Santiago, Cuba's second
largest city.
Castro has not been seen
in public since July 26 and
Raul has not surfaced since the
handover of power, triggering
uncertainty about Cuba's
future and speculation that
Fidel's 47-year rule could be
drawing to a close.
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Central Havana, some residents
set out for the beach to escape
the heat yesterday, the
anniversary of riots in 1994,
which were the worst outburst
of civic violence Communist
Cuba has seen.
The streets were calm but
plainclothes policemen stepped
up their vigilance, ready for any
trouble. The 1994 riots led
Castro to open the doors to
migration, and more than 35,000
Cubans fled to the sea in
precarious crafts and rubber
In Brazil, the Folha de
S.Paulo newspaper reported that
Cuban officials told Brazilian
President Luiz Inacio Lula da
Silva and members of the ruling
Workers' Party that Castro had
a malignant stomach tumour and

his condition was worse than
has been publicly admitted.
A Brazilian government
spokesman said the report was
Dr. Howard Manten, a
gastroenterologist and associate
professor at the University of
Miami School of Medicine, said
stomach cancer symptoms included
internal bleeding, but there were
other many other possible causes
including ulcers or gastritis.
Typically, patients who
have had intestinal surgery are
in the hospital for a week and
walking in two weeks, although
Castro's age works against him,
Manten said.
The prognosis for stomach
cancer patients "is not great in
terms of long-term survival," he
Yesterday, Daniel Ortega,
the former leftist president of

Nicaragua, arrived in Cuba to
show his support for the Castro
brothers, officials said.
Ortega's Sandinista
government was backed by Cuba
in the 1980s and he is running
for election again in November.
'That's what a friend is for,
to be there in good times and
difficult times," said Jacinto
Suarez, a member of the
Sandinista Party's national
U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, in a message
beamed to Cuba on Friday night,
told the island's residents that
"much is changing there" and
now was the time to push for
But Cuba's culture minister,
Abel Prieto, told reporters at a
Havana event that Rice's
message, which followed a
similar statement by President

George W. Bush, would fall on
deaf ears. "Nobody in Cuba is
going to listen to a message that
comes from a functionary of a
foreign government," he said.
Cuba's most popular
musicians, meanwhile, wished
Castro a quick recovery.
"It is a delicate moment..
I trust in our Armed Forces and
our people," Juan Formell,
leader of Cuba's top salsa band
Los Van Van, said in a "get well"
note published in the
Communist Party newspaper,
Other messages of
support for Castro and his
government came from
singers Pablo Milanes and
Silvio Rodriguez.
(Additional reporting by
Anthony Boadle in Havana
and Ricardo Amaral in

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'NINE years and four months ago Dr Cheddi Bharrat
Jagan, one of the greatest political leaders of the Carib-
bean region, passed away at a military hospital in the
:USA following a massive heart attack at the official resi-
dence in Georgetown for Guyana's Head of State.
The late President's indomitable spirit as a cham-
pion for Guyana's freedom, peace with justice and
progress with good governance based on electoral de-
mocracy, still continues to strongly influence successive
elections since the return of his People's Progressive
:Party-to power in October 1992..
This seems very much the case today as the party
he and his now 85-year-old widow, Janet, co-founded
Over half a century ago, is exuding confidence of retain-
ing the government for a fourth consecutive term.
The,PPP/C hopes to realise this achievement on Au-
gust 28 based on verified free and fair elections for which
it had struggled, along with others, for 24 years against
the then governing People's National Congress.
For the coming elections, there will be monitors from
the Commonwealth, CARICOM, Organisation of Ameri-
can States and the Carter Center, in addition to local ob-
servers being mobilised by the Electoral Advisory Bureau

(EAB) which has built up its own credible record.
The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)
seems determined to prove its opponents and critics
wrong by the intensified positive efforts it has been mak-
ing, even before Nomination Day, to ensure free and fair
elections and, with the cooperation of the security forces,
in a peaceful environment.
It was a rare and encouraging sight on Friday to have
witnessed President Bharrat Jagdeo, the youngest Head
of State of the Americas, and leader of the main opposi-
tion party, People's National Congress Reform (now
styled PNCR-1G), Robert Corbin, sitting next to each
other at the Office of the President for a comprehensive
briefing provided by GECOM.
Since, with the close of nomination of candidates for
the August 28 poll, both leaders had reaffirmed com-
mitment to waging a "positive" campaign, with zero tol-
erance for violence or attempts to undermine.the cred-
ibility of the electoral processes, it was good that Presi-
dent Jagdeo and Mr. Corbin took full advantage of
GECOM's elections-readiness update, an arrangement
facilitated by the office of the Head of State.
At the same time, a media briefing that would also
have further enhanced confidence building, was being
conducted by the Assistant Secretary General of the
OAS, ambassador Albert Ramdin, who had previously
expressed the hemispheric body's "satisfaction" with the
work being done by GECOM for credible elections.
One of the significant "firsts" for GECOM's elections-
readiness, for which the Jagdeo administration and in-
ternational donors have ensured required financial and
technical resources, is the availability on polling day of
"transparent ballot boxes".
Further, at each polling stations there will'be
two agents, one representing the incumbent PPP/C
and the other the combined contesting opposition par-
ties. Corbin is to provide the full list of polling agents of
the contesting opposition parties.

Once in place all of the polling agents will be paid
by GECOM from funds provided for this purpose,
as another dimension of promised transparency.
These and other arrangements, designed to guar-
antee respect for the decision of eligible voters, sharply
contrast with the mockery of what was the norm for so-
called "elections" under the party paramountcyy" doctrine
of the PNC whose leader, President Forbes Burnham,
passed away 21 years ago today.
The combined assurances that have been !coming
'from GECOM and the nation's security forces are most
encouraging for this fourth general and regional elec-
tions since the restoration of electoral democracy in Oc-
tober 1992.
The Carter Center had played a crucial rdle in ar-
rangements for the 1992 poll that had resulted in Cheddi
Jagan's rise as Head of State,; based on free and fair
elections, after 24 years of successively rigged elections.
Since then, having free and fair elections in Guyand,
as in other CARICOM states, has become the norm: This
must remain a permanent feature of our political culture.

Editor-in-Chief: Sbarief Khan
Sunday Editor: Micielle Nurse
Editorial: 227-5216; 227-5204; 22-63243-9
Sports: 225.7174
After hours: 226-3243-9
Fax: 227-5208
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W ITH growing
speculations of
likely snap gen-
eral elections in Jamaica and
Trinidad and Tobago ahead of
Cricket World Cup 4007, po-
litical divisions could be ex-
pected to sharpen as govern-
ing and opposition-parties
struggle to win hearts and
minds of 'the: electorate.
In Guyana currently in-
volved in electioneering cam-
paign for the August 28 poll -
as in Trinidad and Tobago, po-


litical divisions and social ten-'
sions are often more acute,
given the demographic structure
of these two leading plural so-
cieties of CARICOM.
In the Eastern Caribbean. St
L.ucia is also preparing for early
elections that could come by
November as Prime Minister
Kenny Anthony, whpse jncum-
bcnt Labouir : art'y is seeking a

third consecutive term, is also
keen on having this very impor-
tant national event well out of
the way before next year's
Cricket World Cup.
Political divisions that
could further aggravate social
cohesion and fears of vior
lence in more sharply divided
communities, parishes and
villages, have regrettably be-
come thedistressing fare of
competitive politics in some
countries of our Caribbean'
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mentarv elections, of-
i'cial plus for 'na-
tional unity' contitfue
to be constant, It has
become the norm on
national celebratory
occasions, like mark-
ing the end of African
slavery and the ar-
rival i' East Indians
and termination of their
indentureship -a form of sla-
very by contract to hear po-
litical leaders talking passion-
ately in favour of national unity.
Latest example of a "unity"
plea of expediency came last
Tuesday f'oin Prime Minister
Patrick Manning when Trinidad
and Tlohago celebtaled, like
other CARICOM states. IHmain

cipation Day. In Guyana that
very day, President Bharrat
Jagdeo was stirring passions for
what unite us more than what
What our political leaders
and parties across CARICOM
would not concede is how their
own brand of politics may be
nurturing the ethnic/social divi-
sions they rightly lament, par-

pendence history.
The people of Trinidad and
Tobago and Guyana, more than
the rest of CARICOM states,
have too often suffered from the
divisions that mock their na-
tional mottos'as they cope with
the governance policies and
practices of varying administra-
Let it be admitted' that by

ticularly at times qf national the very nature of their own do-
,elections. i : -etic competitive winner-.
takes-all.politics most, if nt:all,:
SMANNING/SHARMA CASE of our community states are
Or, .when controversial is-., 'also guilty of.mockingtheir re6-
'sues of deep .plitical/cultpral ..'spective national
s Cg n i can c e and motto proclaimed for lnation-
Sinvolving leading personalities i'hood with the end
across the ethnic divide, sur-'. ish colonialism that still ex-
:faces. plains so much of-our ethIic
S A classic example would '.and cultural divisions.
be the current unprecedented Butsiilply blaming impcri-
public row of unmistakable eth- alism and colonialism after more
nic/political dimensions, be- than four'decades since the
tween Priine Minister Manning dawn of independence, first in
and the now suspended Chief Jamaica, is a very poor re-
Justice, Satnarine Sharma. spouse to social and political
Whatever the final outcome ills that we have the capacity to

of this most obscene case of
public dirt Washing involving
the Executive and Judicial arms
of government, it would be ex-
tremely difficult for anyone to
deny, with a straight face, thati
the corrosive hand of partisan
politics and an abuse of
power were not al the core. firoim
the beginning. of l i l scaXladlouo
develop i llent i 0111 post-ilde-

It would involve signifi-
cant attitudinal changes and
governance policies. For in-
stance, dealing with the con-
tempt shown for meaningful,
structured consultations be-
tween govcrning and opposi-
tion parties across
, 'ARICOM o0n !major Issues
of ,patiional iitlportance. ,

about, continue to expose the
hollowness of calls by leaders of
ruling and opposition parties for
national unity, social cohesion
and to make of our diversity a
cause for celebration rather than
persistent division.
If the pronounced plural so-
cieties of CARICOM need.
to give much more substance to
their respective national motto

(Suriname's "Justice,:Peace and
Prosperity"; Guyana's "One
,People, One Nation, One Des-
tiny"; oqrTrinidad and Tobago's
"'Together We Aspire, Together
We Achieve), so too must oth-

Perhaps in ithe spirit
of Jamaica's motto, "Out of
Many. One People", all member
states should strive to give prac-
tical meaning to
CARICOM's goal as "One
Community for One People".
As together we strive to-
ward such an historic achieve
meitn. it i\.'ld he cotu:lnieI-pro-


' ductive to restrict blame for
today's .political shortcomings,
, the racial and other divisions
: that plague us, to. the policies
and politics of just governing
Parliamentary opposition
parties that perceive
themselves as.alternative
:governments, 'too
have as if solutions to na-
tional .poblems. and creation
of an environment of'peace
Sand harmony could only be
realized under
their watch in
This is absurd.
What we
sorelN need. all.
around, o, less
arrogance in the
governance ha.of
our community
Member states
and much more


that periodically floataround;
at occasionshe consultative
S process to'
o e which theig
masses can relate
ad rather than haeme
!o tolerate the
u'irnty' appeals
:of a of expnediency
rthatperiodically loatia round
at occasions nationalss ig-o
This: is nbt; -of cou'rts'e
:to excuse 'the. ignorance
and arrogance of members.
of any social/ethnic group
who continue to feed social
prejudices, racial animbs-
ity, crass national bigotr:"
and insularism for which.
they should desist from
casting blame on govern-
ments and political par-
ties, instead, with some hu-
mility take a mirror image
of, themselves .'i '
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 6, 2006 7

T-shirt party

I LIKE wearing t-shirts and
wish I could wear them to
work all week.
I had one once which, on
the front read, 'Evil, mean,
nasty and wicked'. It was
purple and I liked wearing it, es-
pecially to look at the stares I
got from people walking by and
reading it.
You know me born to be
a rebel. (And I once used to
wear a t-shirt that also pro-
claimed that to the rest of the
But I also used to wear oth-
ers that said things like 'Make
love, not war', and 'Peace and
Most of the looks I got
when I had on that purple t-shirt
were nasty, and I don't know
why, but some people seemed
to think the slogan described me
perfectly. I wonder why?
Anyways, I had to give up
that nice, favourite purple t-shirt
that so much made me a
favourite with so many people.
I don't know why, but the
cousin who had given it to me,
one day felt she needed it back
and promptly took it back.
You can guess who I then
thought was the person that t-
shirt slogan best suited! And it
wasn't me!
I never found one to re-
place that so popular t-shirt but
I still love t-shirts even
though, trust me, wearing t-
shirts can get you into serious
See the trouble some
people working with the Gov-
ernment Information Agency
(GINA) got into for wearing t-
shirts at a PPP/C rally at
Albion, Berbice last Sunday?
They probably thought
they were having fun, but they
were courting serious trouble by
putting on those PPP/C t-shirts.
They, and others, probably



return to

work in


Cuban VP
SUCRE, Bolivia,
(Reuters) Cuban leader
Fidel Castro is recovering
from stomach surgery and
could return to work
within "several weeks,"
Cuban Vice President
Carlos Lage said Satur-
Lage, visiting Bolivia,
denied Castro was suffering
from cancer.
Asked by reporters
when 'tro might re-
sume power, Lage s..,
"Well, in several weeks."
(See also page five)

had forgotten that the Indepen-
dent Media Refereeing Panel
was keeping a close watch on
the antics of the media and jour-
nalists in this elections 'dog sea-
And when those GINA
people, and others with them,
thought they were well off wear-
ing those PPP/C t-shirts, they
were in fact caught with their
pants down.
One of the two Indepen-
dent Refereeing Panellists, Mr.
Lennox Grant, was there at
Albion, taking in the scenery,
and saw those GINA people
jumping and waving and wining
down in their PPP/C t-shirts.
Now, Mr. Grant is a
Trinidadian, and I am sure he
has nothing against Carnival-
style jumping up. Ask him, and
he will tell you that in Trinidad,
people sometimes jump up
without pants and t-shirts and
other people don't make a fuss.
But he didn't see any fun
in those GINA people jumping
around in their PPP/C t-shirts.
Mr Grant watched them
and concluded, "Their appear-
ance in ruling-party electioneer-
ing garb is consistent with the
findings of GINA's political
alignment published in the June
report of the Media Monitoring
"The undisguised iden-
tification with the ruling party
defeats any claim to profes-

No U.

after C

(The writer is a busine.
publishes widely on Cari

FIDEL Castro's temporary
step-down from power while
he convalesces from surgery
has again raised the ques-
tion about what happens with
Cuba after he dies.
The expectation in some
parts of the United States espe-
cially Miami, the home of many
Cuban exiles, is that the Castro
regime will collapse, Cuban ex-
iles will return in triumph to
claim expropriated properties,
and Cuba will revert to the
U.S.-controlled satellite that it
was prior to the 1959 revolu-
tion that brought Castro to
None of these scenarios is
likely to be played out.
Castro's death, whenever it
comes, may be cause for cel-
ebration by Cuban exile groups
in the U.S. and it will probably
be welcomed by groups op-
posed to him within Cuba itself.
But, it is unlikely to mean a sud-
den collapse of the Cuban gov-
ernment and the dismantling of
the system it operates.
Cuba is not the same coun-
try it was in 1959 when it was
highly reliant on the U.S. for
trade and investment, its people
were largely uneducated and its
government inexperienced in the
ways of international diplo-
Today,. the Cuban people
S- an education system that
oa ven '.. racy, qualifi-
has given them n,-...

sional performance of an infor-
mation service for the state -
as distinct from the party for
the time being in control of the
machinery of state," Mr. Grant
Well, that is what he was
invited here for, and profes-
sional that he is, Mr. Grant,
watched the GINA t-shirt posse
and drew his conclusions.
He also mashed some toes
when he caught the GINA posse
with their t-shirts on and their
pants down.
Head of the Government
Information Agency (GINA),
Mr. Robert Persaud, promptly
argued that his staffers wearing
PPP/C t-shirts during the rally
were off duty at the time and
as such did not breach the Me-
dia Code of Conduct.
He told reporters that
Guyana's Constitution "guaran-
tees freedom of political asso-
ciation" and the GINA staff
members were, at the timejust
exercising that freedom.
Noting that the Media
Code of Conduct only called for
"refraining from wearing any
political party paraphernalia
when reporting on elections
campaign", he contended
"clearly, there was no breach of
the Code of Conduct".
"The Constitution of
Guyana guarantees freedom of
association and no one in the
PPP/C will stand in the way of

anyone who wants to exercise
his or her own rights. It must
be noted too that the expression
of this right does not automati-
cally constitute a breach of pro-
fessionalism, in any discipline
including journalism," Persaud
Ah well...
While that t-shirt jamboree
brought back memories of me
and my purple t-shirt episode,
it also jarred me to the bone, be-
cause GINA staffers wearing
PPP/C t-shirts stirred dark im-
ages of people in the state me-
dia and other government de-
partments being forced under
the previous government to
wear PNC slogans and partici-
pate in marches and parades.
Those are things best forgot-
While the GINA t-shirt
posse might have been off duty
and at Albion on their free will,
and exercising their constitu-
tional freedoms, there are some
things you just don't do when
you are in certain positions.
And journalists operate un-
der a creed and laws that other
people do not abide by. There
are things readers, viewers and
listeners expect of journalists
and other media personnel, and
over time learn to trust and be-
lieve in them.
And earning that trust does
not come easily and it could all
evaporate as easily as putting



ss executive and former Caribbean diplomat who
bbean affairs)

cations and confidence.
There are some 500,000
students currently enrolled in its
university system, and this
number does not count the
many hundreds of thousands
who have graduated since 1959.
These are people who are
perfectly able to negotiate in
their own best interests, and
they are most unlikely to sit
back and allow the U.S. or any
other country to dictate terms
of engagement for trade or in-
It has to be recalled that the
Cuban people have done with-
out U.S. trade and investment
since the U.S. itself imposed an
embargo on Cuba. Not having
access to the U.S. market will
bring no new development or
hardship to Cuba.
At the end of the first quar-
ter of this year, President
Castro announced an 11.8 per
cent growth in the Cuban
This was achieved by a rap-
idly growing tourism industry
and by increased trade in goods
with a number of Latin Ameri-
can countries and the People's
Republic of China. The U.S.
played no part in it.
Cuba's tourism now earns
approximately US$2 billion a
year with half of the tourists
coming from Canada, Argentina
and Venezuela, and the other
half from Europe, principally

Italy, Germany and France. Air
Canada alone runs 10 flights per
week into Cuba in the summer,
rising to 28 weekly flights in the
While Cuba's tourism
would increase if Americans
were allowed to travel there, the
present level of investment in
tourism in Cuba and large num-
ber of visitors (2 million in
2004), suggest that Cuba can af-
ford to drive a tough bargain
with U.S. companies.
The truth is the inordinate
length of the U.S. government
embargo against Cuba, and the
years of restriction on U.S. com-
panies investing in Cuba may
very well have created a highly
competitive and very difficult
market for U.S. companies to en-
ter as new boys on the block.

Sure, many of the Cuban
people would like to be able to
enjoy unrestricted travel includ-
ing to the U.S. But, a desire to
travel and even to buy goods
produced in other countries does
not amount to a surrender of
Cuban pride and autonomy.
And, the Cubans i~a,,.
grown in confidence. They are
perfectly aware of their accom-
plishments in health, education
and international diplomacy.
They know that their doctors
ami n es ae serving in many
counlHEriBe (of tiae wMh paBtlice-

on the wrong t-shirt.
I was well within my rights
to wear that favourite purple t-
shirt, and the other t-shirts, and
while there's no law against me
putting on a 'Vote Rasta for
President' t-shirt, I would be an
ass to so display such asininity
given the position I hold.
There are some things ajour-
nalist just does not do if he or
she is to prove worthy of wear-
ing the right kind of t-shirts.
Me I am all for wearing
the right kind of t-shirts and
watching other people wearing
the right kind of t-shirts.

Have you ever seen a wet
t-shirt contest?
Now, tell me why didn't
the females in the GINA t-shirt
posse at Albion last Sunday
think about pulling a stunt like
You bet that Trini, Mr.
Grant, would not have found
anything wrong with a wet t-
shirt contest.
Now, there's an idea for
those political parties trying to
pull crowds to their rallies put
on some wet t-shirt contests to
heat things up!
The wetter, the better!

In an. esenL when Castro
S. dies, neither the government nor
the system will collapse over-
night. There are now too manN
including the rmibar %ith
Sa vested interest in ensunne
that its transformation to some-
-thing elNe is gradual.
-- "What the "something else"
.t 'ill be is difficult to predict
fully. But. it is reasonable to
assume that it will include a
more open political system
within Cuba itself, and greater
tolerance for dissent.
This will come from the
Insistence of Cuba's trading
partners in the European
Union, Canada. For, if Cuba
wants to bargain hard with the
larly the Caribbean and Latin U.S. in a post-embargo era, and
America; that their universities' to ensure that it does not be-
are the training ground for an in- come too reliant on China as it
creasingly large number of stu- was with Russia, it will have
dents from neighboring coun- to act on the urgings of the EU
tries; and that their professional and Canada.
foreign service has won them re- The Cuban economy will
spect in the UN and other inter- also have to open to outside in-
national organizations. vestors in a less restricted way
As for the return of expro- than it now is. This will mean
priated property to Cuban ex- greater foreign ownership than
iles: this too is unlikely to hap- presently exists in key areas
pen unless other governments, such as oil, natural gas and
such as the U.S., are prepared to nickel. But, it does not have to
underwrite compensation to mean foreign domination, and
them. The lands are now occu- certainly not domination by
pied either by hundreds of Cu- any one country.
bans who stayed at home after In a real sense, the U.S. em-
the revolution or by state-owned bargo has helped Cuba to
enterprises. strengthen its political and eco-
There may be agitation for nomic independence.
the return of expropriated prop- So, no hope for US domi-
erty in the U.S. Congress from nation of Cuba should spring
those reliant on the votes or fi- from the prospect of F'id!
nancial backing of Cuban exiles, Castro's death. The better
but in a post-Castro era par- prospect, particularly for
ticularly one in which the U.S. U.S. companies, is an end to
embargo is iDnned and U.S. in- the U.S. embargo and a real
vestors have to compete with effort by both the U.S. and
investors from China, Canada, "Cuon establish the terms
Europe and Latin America, a of a reiationsn that would
tough and demanding stance by benefit them both.
the U.S. on compensation for (RespXIM e : '
Cymiiswmillff cut ie twice. -
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,: :.9:F



AVoman claims

death threats

. .

(From page three)

gun and had threatened to kill
Kayman recently because he
claimed she was telling people
that he is a thief and a gunman.
The woman said she re-
cently received a message that
the man wanted to see her and
had asked that she drop by the
Grove house but she said she
did not go.
According to the woman,
the man is a deportee from Cay-
enne and his lover, who also
stayed at the house where the
murders were committed, was
She said they were all
friends and used to drink alco-
hol together in the house. She.
in addition, claimed that the
other woman police are seeking
was also intimate with
She said Looknauth used to
receive a monthly allowance
from his son who resides over-
seas and had taken Kayman and
her children to live with him af-
ter she was evicted from her
home in Kaneville. also on the
East Bank Demerara.
Kayman. she said. had a
substantial sum of money she
was saving for a planned trip to
seek employment in Puerto Rico.
Relatives said the bag in
which Kayman usually kept her
important documents and
money was not found in the
Looknauth was buried yes-
terday at the Kaneville cem-
Kayman was found in the

bedroom naked with a sheet
covering her face; the caretaker,
Looknauth. was discovered in
the passageway leading to the
bathroom in the upper flat of
the building, and the bodies of
Kayman's children were found
in the incomplete bottom flat of
the house.
Seven-year-old Alicia
Kirkpatrick was also found na-
ked and her legs were broken,
and little Melville was lying
next to her, relatives said.
A post mortem report Fri-
day revealed that Kayman
died of strangulation while
her children and Looknauth
died of cerebral (brain)
haenmorrhage and appeared to
have been beaten in the


RELATIVES at the cremation of Danmattie Kayman and her
children at the Good Hope Crematorium yesterday afternoon



3 Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following ,
--I vacnNo. of Vacant Positions
S Discipline Designation -

Catering & Hospitality Lecturer 1 2
HI household Management Iecturer I 2
S English/Mathematics -
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Inl'omation Technology Iecturer 1 1
Job Description & Job Specifications can be collected from the General Office.
Carnegie School of Home Economics.

SAll Applications must be addressed to:

The Chairlperson,
M Board of Governors,
Carnegie School of Home Economics,
Durban & High Streets, -.
R Georgetown.

. Each application must be accompanied by two (2) rece(i,'. i iionials.
Deadline for submission of.'3icnntions.
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hill upbeatonit

(From page two)

could be clean and civil" Nadir
The party leader said the
list is efficiently composed as
they believe that with a TUF
Government the country needs
the toughest people for the job.
"I am very happy with the
lists that we have put forward
and also with the fact that these
professionals, which he claimed
are young and experienced, have
come forward to give their com-
mitment to working with the
party and for Guyana." said
Nadir, who is currently a tech-
nocrat minister under the
People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C) administration -
holding portfolio responsibility
for the crucial and important
Tourism. Industry and Com-
merce sectors.
Asked by this newspaper
yesterday whether there is any
"conflict of interest" with him
being a Minister under the PPP/
C administration while at the
same time being leader of a po-
litical opposition party contest-
ing the upcoming elections and
challenging the incumbent PPP/
C administration of which he is
a part. Nadir responded:
"It is clear that Manzoor
Nadir is the Leader of TUF and
also a Minister in the PPP/C ad-
ministration but he is clearly not
a member of the PPP/C politi-
cal party. This is not a new situ-
ation; there were situations like
this in the past."
"I don't see it as a conflict
of interest because many coun-
tries have multi-party govern-
ments and Guyana could pos-
sibly end up with a multi-party
government. We are very
honoured to have been included
in the last administration and as
1 have said recently on another
interview, we distinguish be-
tween coalition and inclusivity;
the President did not need a seat
from TUF to establish a coali-
tion of a majority in parliament
but he was magnanimous to in-
vite us to include us so that we
could bring our ideas and talents
into the development of the
country between 2001 and
Nadir said TUF will vigor-
ously campaign on its plans and
policies during this elections

"We feel honoured to par-
ticipate in the last (current) ad-
ministration and it certainly has
worked to the benefit of TUF.
Had we not had the opportu-
nity to work within the admin-
istration, persons would not
have been able to judge whether
TUF or Manzoor Nadir has any
capability whatsoever, and we
are saying that if we have a
small part to play with one
Minister in Government: just
imagine what will happen if we
have a bigger part." he posited.
Nadir also said TUF is
"very, very upbeat" about its
chances at the upcoming elec-
Introducing the new candi-
dates on the TUF slate. Nadir
pointed out that Persaud is
known for his successful run-
ning of a multi-million dollar
business in Action Tyre while
he has been a prominent mem-
ber of the Christian community
for 20-odd years. "He is well
respected in the Christian com-
munity where he has executed
a number of projects and
programmes. His experience and
skills in business will be greatly
appreciated as well." Nadir said.
He noted that Ramzan is
the Managing Director of Car-
ibbean Star Airlines in Guyana
and said he has expressed his

happiness at being selected to
serve as a candidate on TUF's
slate. In the 2001 Elections, Na-
dir said Ramzan was a candi-
date on another slate but has
now noted that since being a
member of TUF party. he has
never been happier as he feels
that only TUF is committed,
right and ready to serve the
people of Guyana.
Ms. Brassington is an En-
glish lecturer at the University
of Guyana where she has been
for the past three years. She is
the mother of three and has
been married for the past 11
years. She is also the President
of the Guyana Heritage Society.
She graduated with a distinction
from UG
Nelson has been a journal-
ist for the past 10 years and is
currently based in St Kitts and
Nevis where he has established
a Business Newsletter. He is
also the President of Media in
Support of People Living with
HIV AIDS (MISPHA) an orga-
nization that promotes the re-
duction of Stigma and Discrimi-
nation in St Kitts and Nevis.
Nadir also believes that 18-
year old Marvin Dublin is the
country's youngest candidate.
He said there are a num-
ber of other new candidates
to the list he has dubbed "Vic-
tory List 2006".


residents to get

titles after 100 years
THE Government will soon be issuing land titles to resi-
dents of Riverview, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, following
completion of the conveyance survey that has begun, the
Government Information Agency (GINA) said yesterday.
It reported that during a tour of the area yesterday, Minis-
ter of Housing and Water Shaik Baksh said his ministry would
last-track processing of the titles as soon as the survey is com-
Acting Director of Squatter Settlements, Mr. Gladwin
Charles told the agency residents were granted leases by the
Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) for a number of years
and now they have expressed their desire to have t'itIs ;G the
Ms. Edna Greene, a resident, said she was very pleased that
the Government has taken the initiative to provide residents
with legal titles to the land.
The area has about 94 house lots and h-
i e fr m t 1 een in ex-
istence for more than 100 veP"-
3______. -5**

Gunmen rob

City Island

Night Club

FIVE gunmen Friday night stormed into City Island Night
Club at Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo, and carted off
$100,000 in cash after sticking up the female manager.
Police said the robbery took place about 20:45 h while
the business was open and the unmasked gunmen de-
manded money after they threatened to shoot the woman.
Two suspects are in custody and an identification pa-
rade is to be conducted.
A farewell party was held there the previous night for
outgoing Police Commissioner, Mr Winston Felix which
saw a large crowd of colleagues and other invitees.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 6, 2006 9


hospital for

CONSTRUCTION of a modern hospital at Mabaruma in
Region One (Barima/Waini) will start within weeks fol-
lowing a sod turning ceremony Friday, the Government In-
formation Agency (GINA) reported yesterday.
At the ceremony were ministers of Health Dr. Leslie
Ramsammy and Local Government and Regional Development,
Mr. Harripersaud Nokta, and representatives of the Canadian
International Deelopment Agency (CIDA), and the Basic Needs
Trust Fund (BNTF, partners in the project.
GINA said the project which v ill cost more than $100M is
being funded by the CDB and the Government of Guyana which
will fund state-of-the-art equipment for the institution.
Nokta, once a resident of Mabaruma for five years, noted
that education, health and several other services have developed
significantly in the region, and believes that the new hospital
will efficiently cater to the needs of residents, the agency said.
He called for the speedy completion of the facility and urged
contractors to work within the budgetary framework.
While the facility will drastically improve health services
in the region. Ramsanmy noted that adequate staff is needed
for the hospital for it to effectively serne its purpose.
GINA said several nurses from NMabaruma are undergoing
training in Linden and will complete their courses by the time
the new hospital starts operating.
Additionally, three of the 35 hinterland students studying
medicine in Cuba, will be offering their services at the hospital.
The Ministry of Health will also embark on a new training
initiative in September for 100 medexes and nurses in the re-
gion, the agency said.
Ramsammy noted that the training programme will encourage
health workers to remain in the region and improve health care.
Fifteen persons from Mabaruma will also be undergoing a
dentistry programme at the University of Guyana in Septem-
ber and according to Ramsammy, they will contribute to the
introduction of such a programme at the Mabaruma Hospital.
The CDB has committed US$13.4M for 97 projects across
Guyana and has thus far implemented 53, including the
Mabaruma Hospital project.
Canadian High Commissioner Mark Mastovac said access
to health care is universal and the Canadian Government is com-
mitted to this development in Guyana and other countries,
GINA reported.
Mastovac said basic infrastructure is an important initiative in
poverty reduction and CIDA is pleased to support such activities.
According to GINA, the Health Ministry intends to spend
$3.5B on health care facilities in the next 12 months. This in-
cludes the Mabaruma and Lethem hospitals. The Lethem Hos-
pital is already under construction and will cost $100M.
Additionally, $1.4B has been allocated for the new hos-
pital complex in Linden, the in-patient building at the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the
four diagnostic centres already under construction at Dia-
mond, Mahaicony, Leonora and Suddie.

"ARE revolutions doomed to
fail?" asked Fidel Castro last
November, addressing an au-
dience of university students
in a five-hour speech that was
followed by a question-and-
answer session that lasted
until dawn. "When the veter-
ans start disappearing, to
make room for new genera-
tions of leaders, what will be
done? Can the revolutionary
process be made irrevers-
Those questions haunt Cu-
bans now, as the 79-year-old
Maximum Leader recovers from
surgery for "intestinal bleeding,"
having temporarily handed
power over to his designated
successor, his brother Raul.
Some Cubans desperately hope
that Fidel will survive; others
hope just as strongly that he
and his revolution will pass
But the only people cur-
rently in a position to affect the
outcome are the senior officials
of the Cuban Communist Party.
None of their alternatives is
Brother Raul is not a viable
long-term option: he is too old
(75), and he suffers from a dras-
tic lack of charisma. There is a
younger generation of dedicated
Communists, people like Vice-
President Carlos Lage Davila
and Foreign Minister Felipe
Perez Roque. but they aren't
exactly pop stars either.
For almost half a century
Cubans have been incited, flat-
tered, thrilled and scolded by the
incendiary rhetoric of the 20th
century's most articulate revo-
lutionary, and he is a hard act
to follow.
But there is Hugo Chavez.
Chavez's drawbacks as a re-
placement for Fidel Castro are


obvious: he is the president of
another country, Venezuela, and
he is not a Communist. On the
other hand, he is a tireless revo-
lutionary orator in the Castro
mode, he is the right racial mix-
ture to appeal to the downtrod-
den in many Latin American
countries and he does have
With oil at its present near-
record price, about $200 million
in oil revenues is flowing into
Caracas every day (half of it
from the United States), and
Chavez has already proved gen-
erous to his friends.
The Communist bosses
would expect to go on making
the real decisions in Cuba, of
course. As hardened masters of
the dialectic, they are bound to
see Chavez as a naive, impul-
sive romantic, and in any case
no Cuban nationalist would
hand over his country's destiny
to a mere Venezuelan. But a
formal merger of the two coun-
tries, rather along the lines of
the "United Arab Republic"
that Egypt's Gamal Abdul
Nasser once declared with Syria
and Libya, would have major
advantages for a beleaguered
post-Castro Communist regime
in Havana.
That regime will be under
tremendous pressure from the
United States, where Cuban ex-
iles in Miami are already cel-
ebrating Castro's coming demise.
In Washington, the Bush admin-
istration has appointed Caleb
McCarry as "transition co-
ordinator" for Cuba, with a bud-
get of $59 million to "hasten the
transition" and help Cubans
"recover their freedom after 47
years of brutal dictatorship".
U.S. hostility to the Castro
regime has been relentless for all
of those years, even when

Washington found reasons to
back brutal dictatorships else-
where in Latin America. The
Bush administration has worked
hard to raise the pressure on
Cuba, creating the Commission
for Assistance to a Free Cuba
(co-chaired by Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice and Treasury
Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, a
Cuban-American), and reinforc-
ing the long-standing trade em-
bargo by cutting the remittances
that Cuban exiles can send home
to their families.
The Cuban Communists
fear indirect or even direct U.S.
interference in the country to
destabilise the regime following
Fidel's departure. They worry
out loud about the loyalty of a
younger generation whose na-
tionalism (which in Cuba means
anti-Americanism) is at war
with its urgent desire for access
to all the pleasures of consum-
erism. They worry more quietly
about the millions of Cubans
who really would like to see de-
mocracy in their country. Plenty
of reasons, then, to consider the
Chavez option.
A formal link between Cuba
and Venezuela, with Chavez as
joint president, would give the
regime in Havana new ideologi-
cal impetus by appealing to the
old Bolivarian dream of a uni-
fied Latin America. It would
give Cuba more access to Ven-
ezuelan oil, Venezuelan financial
aid, and perhaps even the mod-
em arms that Venezuela is now
buying from Russia.
Chavez would be a sucker
for such a proposal, partly be-
cause it would appeal to his
own Bolivarian dreams and
partly because it would drive
the U.S. government crazy. As
he said last year at a meeting of
the Joint Commission on the

Comprehensive Cooperation
Agreement Between Cuba and
Venezuela, "Cuba and Venezu-
ela have joined together, and at
this point, the world should
know that our fate is sealed,
that these two homelands, which
deep down are one, are opening
a new road at whatever cost."
It isn't just a pipe dream.
The first person to suggest in
public that the Cuban regime
might be seriously considering
such a union was Ana Faya,
now a senior analyst at the Ca-
nadian Foundation for Latin
America (FOCAL) in Ottawa,
but for 10 years, until she fled
to Canada in 2000, an official of
the Central Committee of the
Cuban Communist Party. "It
wouldn't be outrageous," she
said-in an interview last Octo-
ber. "(But) it should take place
while (Fidel) Castro is still in
If she is right, it will now
have become a very urgent pri-
ority in Havana.
(Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries)




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Weekly viewpoint by Robert Persaud, MBA

THE Independent Refereeing
Panel, set up under the GECOM
Media Code of Conduct, has
commenced its public assess-
ment of the conduct of sections
of the media in the context of
the guidelines of the Code. ,
Some of the issues raised in the
Independent Refereeing Panel press
release of August 2, 2006 require
Media personnel on Parties'
The PPP/C national list of
candidates contains two persons of
active journalistic background. One MR. ROBERT PERSAUD
candidate was forced to resign his
position by the Stabroek News (and is currently not a practicing
journalist). The other candidate has asked to be reassigned from pre-
senting the newscast and on reporting on the elections campaign.
It must be recognized that our Constitution guarantees freedom
of political association. The PPP/C will not stop anyone, including
persons who do not subscribe to its programme, from exercising
that right which was won after long and hard struggles.
In fact, the President of Guyana has made it clear that persons
working in government agencies on political parties' lists of candi-
dates will not be asked to resign or pressured in any way. There
are persons who are on Opposition lists of candidates working in
government ministries.
In relation to media owners who are active political parties lead-
ers and candidates (CN Sharma and Tony Vieira), the PPP/C shares
the view of the Independent Panel that they should respect the Code
of Conduct and we do anticipate further pronouncement on the vio-
lations by these individuals.
Stabroek News malicious reporting against the PPP/C
The false, reckless and unsubstantiated report by the Stabroek
News that the PPP/C paid persons $3,000 to participate in its nomi-
nation day parade is still to be retracted or an apology offered as
pointed out by the Independent Panel.
The PPP/C rejects the attempt by some to create the impres-
sion that it was our Presidential Candidate or the General Secretary
which launched an attack on the Stabroek News. That newspaper's
false report of July 27 was just the latest in a string of unfair and
bias reporting against the President, the PPP/C Government and
the PPP. The PPP/C was merely responding to the attacks on its
integrity and character. One recognizes that the Independent Panel
cannot comment on breaches of journalistic standards which fall out-
side of the period of its monitoring. However, we invite the Panel
to review the content of this publication only just over the past
two months so as to appreciate the gravity of the situation.
Another recent example of unfair reporting has been the Stabroek
News' failure to seek a response to claims made by a candidate of
the AFC against the PPP. When the General Secretary penned a
correction, just a few lines of his statement were reported and the
entire false claims were repeated for a second time.
A trend of the editorials of the Stabroek News shows that more
than 80% of the editorials is unfavourable to the PPP/C. Also, more
than 75% of the letter columns space is dedicated to letters op-
posed to the PPP/C.
The Stabroek News is not singular in this regard as there are a
few other media outlets which slant their reportage against the PPP/
C. These entities' owners are openly aligned with the Opposition
or are in the Elections contest.
We respect the right of any media house to freely express its
views and to align with any political movement. This right we shall
guard. But we will not shy away from responding on our platform
to the malicious and unsubstantiated political attacks purveyed by
these media outfits. We stand by the assertions of the PPP/C Presi-
dential Candidate and the General Secretary of the PPP.
GINA personnel at PPP/C rally
The several GINA personnel present at the PPP/C Albion rally
were there in their private capacity and not on duty. The Code of
Conduct only calls 1or "refrain from wear ing any political part\
paraphernalia when reporting on the elections campaign." Clearly,
there was no breach of the Code of Conduct as suggested by a me-
dia outfit owned by a PNCR candidate. Once again, the Constitu-
tion of Guyana guarantees freedom of political association and no
one in the PPP/C will stand in the way of anyone who wants to
exercise his or her own right. The expression of this right does not
automatically constitute a breach of professionalism, in any disci-
All media houses/owners and practitioners should abide
with the media Code of Conduct and we urge all political par-
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Virus programme r

incurs church wrath Mf

(BBC News) Vicars in the
UK are up in arms after parts
of a programme they use to
organise church services were
branded spyware.
Many users of the Visual
Liturgy software rendered the
programme useless after delet-
ing a file wrongly identified as
The creators of Visual Lit-
urgy criticised anti-virus firm
Symantec for the time it took to
fix the bug.
Symantec said the mistake
had been fixed and users could

avoid the problem by updating
their anti-virus software.
The row between Symantec
and Church House Publishing,
the creator of Visual Liturgy,
blew up on 8 July following an
update to the Norton anti-virus
More than 4,500 Church of
England parishes rely on Visual
Liturgy to help them plan and
prepare church services.
The update identified a file
called vlutils.dll as being part of

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High heels can cause serious ankle injuries

Experts warn of

high-heel danger

(BBC News) Women are paying the price for fashion in
the form of broken bones and sprained ankles, a doctor
has warned.
The warm weather has led to a spate of injuries caused by
women falling from their high-heeled sandals.
Rupert Evans, an accident and emergency doctor at Uni-
versity Hospital of Wales in Cardiff said injuries could lead to
long-term problems.
Women should stick to shoes with heels less than 4cm
(1.5in) if they wanted to avoid a trip to hospital, he advised.
Dr Evans said he has seen an increase in the number of
women being admitted to hospital with injuries caused by the
fashionable footwear.
Injuries ranged from sprained ankles to broken bones and
dislocations and in some cases caused permanent damage.
He estimated that up to half a dozen women were now be-
ing admitted to his department with shoe-related injuries on
weekend evenings.
Drinking alcohol added to the problem, he said.
"I suspect it's something to do with the weather we've been
"Women are dressing differently and a lot of them are com-
ing in with high-heel shoe injuries."
Sensible shoes
He added that shoes which did not have a back or a strap
could cause particular problems.
"Try to have shoes with a strap and keep the heel height
down to 4cm (1.5in)," he said.
He said he was not advising that women should stop wearing
high heels altogether, but advocating wearing them in moderation.
"There can be serious consequences, but we are not trying
to ban them," he said.
Martin Shalley, president of the British Association for
Emergency Medicine said he had not spotted a recent increase,
but he reiterated that high heels could definitely lead to serious
"That is something we see and I have seen a few breaks
over the years. Falling off a high heel can cause much more se-
rious injuries."
He added that Dr Evans' advice was very reasonable.
"Of course it could be a problem associated with alco.
hol. Alcohol and heels are a bad mix," he said.

"As Christians, we're used lo not always getting
answers to our prayers immediately, but this seemed

to take the biscuit"
a keylogging programme called
SniperSpy. In fact the file was
an integral part of Visual Lit-
urgy. Many people who reacted
to the warning by deleting the
files crippled the programme.
As a result Church House
Publishing was inundated with
calls from users trying to find
out why the software had
stopped working.
In a statement, Church
House Publishing said it re-
ported the mistake to Symantec
on 10 July and then made re-
peated attempts to get the prob-
lem corrected.
While waiting for a response
it made a copy of the vlutils.dll
file available so users could
download it and get Visual Lit-
urgy working again.
A spokesman for Church
House Publishing said an inves-
tigation confirmed that the
problem had been fixed but
criticised the way Symantec
handled it. In particular, said a
spokesman for Church House
Publishing, it proved hard to get
confirmation from Symantec
that the mistake had been cor-
"Whilst we are very glad
that this issue has now been

fixed, the issue at stake here is
that there will be parish
churches who rely on Visual Lit-
urgy to create their service
sheets who have been severely
disrupted," said the spokesman.
"The time taken to run the
update and then re-download the
deleted files is time that could
have been spent on much more
important things," he added.
"As Christians, we're used
to not always getting answers
to our prayers immediately, but
this seemed to take the biscuit,"
said the spokesman.
Symantec said it resolved
the issue soon after the first
complaint and advised people
to update their anti-virus
software so the problem
would not happen again.

Many vicars use Visual Liturgy to plan church services

I M id e a s't Io r U rI 1 u I I I

BEIRUT (Reuters) Israel
and Hizbollah exchanged
missile strikes and fought
gun battles yesterday as the
UN Security Council consid-
ered a resolution to end the
conflict that has killed at
least 800 people and ravaged
south Lebanon.
The full 15-member Secu-

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rity Council received the
French-U.S. draft to review be-
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ments for any suggested
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morrow or Tuesday, France's
UN Ambassador Jean-Marc de
la Sabliere said.
Even if world powers agree
on the UN resolution, getting

the warring parties to stop
fighting may not be easy.
A Lebanese Foreign Min-
ister official, Nouhad
Mahmoud, said "no" when
asked if Beirut supported the
text. The document does not
call for immediate Israeli
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obtained all the information and explanations we have required. These financial statements are the responsibility of
the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our

We have conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards onAuditing. Those standards require that we
plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the
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27 April 2006 Chartered Accountants

(net of withholding tax)
(net of withholding lax)
Bond income
Other income

Wages and salaries
Telephone and electricity
Auditors' remuneration
Bank charges

Profit for the year
Increase in valuation of

Profit for the year

Operating activities
Profit for the year
Adjustment for -
Operating profit before working capital changes
Increase in amount due by fellow subsidiary
(Increase)/decreasein debtors
Increase in creditors and accruals
Net cash provided by operating activities
Investing activities
Purchase of investments
Proceeds on disposal ofinvestments
Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities
Financing activities
Loan drawndown / (repayment)
Decrease in amount due to parent company
Net cash used in investing activities
Net increase/(dccrease) in cash and
cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning
Cash and cash equivalents at end of
period (cash and bank)

At 31 December 2005

Non- current assets
Fixed assets
Investment in subsidiaries

235.281,015 Current assets
Taxes recoverable
Due by fellow subsidiary
Cash and bank

Total assets

Equity and liabilities
Capital and reserves
Share capital
Retained earnings
Subsidiaries revaluation reserve
Other reserve

Current liabilities
Creditors and pcruals
Amount due to Parent Company
Taxes payable

Total equity and liabilities

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4,344,186.202 4,250,59,043
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By Ruben Silie

THE world has been bombarded by news on the war between
Israel and Hizbollah.
If we recall correctly, this confrontation began as a lesson to
the groups that kidnapped an Israeli soldier and used him as a hos-
tage to negotiate the release of the Palestinian political prisoners
being held by Israel. As a result of the power of the Israeli response,
Hizbollah extended its action by kidnapping two other soldiers, in
full military mode. Israel understood this action as a dangerous re-
source for subsequent negotiations, for which it heightened and in-
creased its attacks. In response to that second phase, Hizbollah
tested a new method of defence against Israel by launching rockets
that hit the Jewish State directly.
Since then, there has been an ongoing increase in retaliation, jus-
tified by some and by others as defensive action. What stands out
is the horror and suffering experienced by the civil population as a
result of the bombings that obviously seek to destroy the territory
harbouring Israel's enemies. The intensity of the military raids ap-
pears in the form of a ravaging ground operation, whose intention
is to leave no building standing that could serve as a refuge for the
Palestinian guerrilla movements.
Without venturing into analysing the arguments of one side and
the other, what's interesting to us is highlighting the fact that we
are facing another conflict that is characteristic of the 21st century,
specifically that of non-state groups declaring war on one or sev-
eral states. These are the so-called "infra-state conflicts"[l]; in which
humanitarian rights tend to diminish and the number of civilian ca-
sualties is extremely high.
The difference in these new wars is that the non-state groups,
due to the conditions in which they operate, have to limit them-
selves to the restricted use of force, since they do not have regular
armies and their combat units operate with irregularity, in addition
to certain limitations regarding access to weapons. Nevertheless.
states can benefit from the possibility of excessive use of force,
firstly because they enjoy the legitimacy of power in their own
territories and also because they have greater arms resources.
However, that advantage enjoyed by states in terms of the non-
state groups, must not be used without considering the consequences
that this could provoke among the civil population, which is usu-
ally affected by this kind of warlike conflict.
What concerns us is an example of excessive use of force, for
an event that could have obviously been resolved through the "mini-
mal force necessary". understanding this as "the moderate applica-
tion of violence or coercion, just enough to achieve a specific objec-
tive and clearly reasonable, proportionate and appropriate; and re-
stricted to the specific and legitimate objective being pursued"[2].
We understand that the State of Israel has wanted to send the
message that it will not tolerate the kidnapping of its nationals, as
a resource of war, and it has also made it known that its doctrine is
to never abandon one of its nationals who falls into the hands of
the enemy. That we understand. What we don't understand is that
from the very beginning it has opted for the ravaged land, devastat-
ing the infrastructure and annihilating the civil population in the
country harbouring its enemies.
In Vietnam we had an example of a devastating war and yet,
the victims were the ones who were triumphant, in other aspects
as well, because in the end, the dreadful horrors suffered by the
civil population not only infuriated the Vietnamese people, but the
entire world, which for moral reasons, emphatically condemned the
atrocities of that war, thus delegitimising the destructive army.
Dr. Ruben Sili6 Valdez is the Secretary General of the Associa-
tion of Caribbean States. The views expressed are not necessarily
the official views of the ACS. Feedback can be sent to: mail@acs-
[11 Federico Mayor:" Un Mundo Nuevo" (A New World).
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[2] Charles Dobbie, quoted by Mary Kaldor "Las Nuevas
Guerras. Violencia Organizada en la Era Global" (The New
Wars. Organised Violence in the Global Era). Kriterios
Tusquets Publishing Company. Barcelona, 2001.,Page 165

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Creating a healthy classroom atmosphere

no well-written textbook can
replace the healthy
classroom atmosphere to fos-
ter efficient learning and
give meaning to life and to
Our mental attitude has a
powerful influence on the
physical body and a mighty
shield against all forms of
diseases. It cannot be over
emphasized that students and
teachers alike are first and
foremost human beings and life
was meant to be lived in the
optimum of conditions.
Feeling good about one's
self, about the lesson to be
learned in the learning environ-
ment is of paramount
importance. The aim is to open
up channels of energy, remove
blockages and create a sense of
well-being and wholesomeness.
These create a psychological
function that makes one ready
to absorb and to learn.
In our classrooms so little
rewards and praises are shared.
Such positive vibes create, sus-
tain and intensify the drive to
continue in whatever the
pursuit. They build a social
and an emotional climate not
only among peers but with
teachers, administrators and
diffuse any moment of tension
or anxiety. In fact, it is excluded
long before it gets near the
classroom. It is nourishment to
the mind and stronghold against
stress and anxiety.
In such societies as
Guyana, the Caribbean and
many Third World nations,
negativity, a lack of civility and
courtesy are common
characteristics. Routinely the
daily newspapers are filled with
calls for an eradication of bad
manners. Numerous office
posters remind us of how little
it costs to be civil and
courteous, yet in public places
and many modes of
transportation so few enter
without a smile or a greeting of
"good day" or "good morning".
Why is it that those who
use such greetings are mainly
North Americans and
Europeans? What is unfortu-
nate is that much of this
behaviour began in our homes.
Parents, and especially fathers,
use more criticisms and
complaints rather than praise or
rewards towards their children
and their spouse.
Even the explicatives are
growing in frequency. The
languages of the streets have
invaded our homes where
learning begins. The very
behaviour of parents continues
into the schools where teachers
become "in loco parents".
Our teachers bring their
problems to school, quite often
with long and sour faces. A
"good morning" may be met
with a stare or a grunt instead
of a smile and words of
pleasantries. These are not
events for healthy classroom
behaviour and learning. Yet it
would take so little to effect a
positive change. It is no
wonder that children the world
over talk of first day at school
as jail opening!
It is a surprise that long

before a class is to end students
pack up their books, pen in their
pockets and note books closed;
so little enthusiasm for learning.
It is as if they bide their time
and cannot wait to leave. Is it
not strange that education is
one item we pay for and do not
seem to want it'?
A teacher can employ
numerous means to build a
healthy classroom. The list can
be as long as his imagination
would allow.
Here are only a few. It
begins with the teacher himself,
his own self awareness, his en-
thusiasm, his sense of humour,
A self aware articulate
teacher will quickly recognize
his own mood as he begins the
day and what may be the cause
for such negativity. Too few
educators or educational
textbooks ask teachers to do
self-examination. "Who am I?",
"What do I want in life?",
"What do I want from this job?"
A teacher's own good
mental health will initiate and
sustain a classroom that each
one would like to share. Not
every teacher will be a Florence
Nightingale or Albert
Schweitzer, a Mahatma Gandhi
or Martin Luther King Jr., but
we can become our own good
The teacher needs to
understand that he is different,
that he is unique and it is
perfectly acceptable to be
himself. He is unique as a
personality in the manner in
which he looks at life. He needs
only to be honest to accept
himself without wanting to be
like others. He can and should
be honest in dealing with his
own coping devices and
His strength of character
can he built with such honesty.
We can then teach our children
to be honest, to be different and
to be accepted for who we are
in size. shape, colour, race,
religion, etc.
COURTESY is the sign of a
mind at peace with itself. It re-
flects the good mood of a
sensitive caring person.
Further, such a person wants to
share that mood.
A teacher greeting his
students in the morning at the
door is a delightful sight. Such
a mood augurs the beginning of
a "long" or "short" day; long or
short because of how much or
how little we enjoy it. Fill the
classroom with great thoughts
and call attention to them. Do
not allow a sentence to be said
without words of civility or
Frequently share a story
with a good moral lesson. As
the children leave for the day,
teachers should stand by the
door and tell the children to have
a good day. Do not forget "good
afternoon to mom and dad".
"Thank you" and "please" are
again small reminders but vital
ones to carry "education" home
in the true sense.
The tendency for parents and
teachers to offer more criticisms
and negativity must give way to
greater use of rewards and
praise. There is a place for pun-

ishmlent and aversive condition-
ing for students who may be
disruptive, oppositional or dem-
onstrate disorder. Any
punishment must be done with
a clear understanding of what lhe
or she is being punished for. It
must never be done with haste

and anger.
Too often parents and
teachers punish children not
because the children have
misbehaved but because teachers
are in a bad mood or are angry.
More often teachers need to
ignore some of the unwanted
behaviour and reward behaviour
that is acceptable. Even the
worse students can have
moments of good conduct. This
must be noted and rewarded. It
must be noted also that such
children have too often been
criticized and few kind words
have been said to and for them.
Sharing rewards with honesty,
and not patronizing, should be
the hallmark of every
classroom. It is perhaps the one
most significant factor that will
create a healthy classroom.
Even when every child is
not rewarded others, like
osmosis, will sense and share in
the good feeling.
PEDAGOGY: How often
we find a teacher reading his
notes sitting behind a desk or
from the podium or giving notes
that takes hours to copy? No
time for questions or classroom
interactions. Some teachers
begin by saying. "Yesterday I
said.... "Today we will...
How boring!
Children are by nature
excited by little events and
everything fascinates them.
Why not begin the day with an
interesting story or an anecdote?
Thomas Huxley said that the
secret of a genius is to carry the
spirit of childhood into adult
years. In effect, never lose it.
Jesus (in St. John's Gospel
15:11) said "These things I have
spoken that my joy might re-
main in you and that joy may
be filled". With joy the entire
endocrine system is functioning
at a maximum level. With de-
pression we lose our immunity
to fight disease. Enthusiasm is
We all love to be near
someone who is full of life; the
life of the day or the party. A
teacher who walks into a
classroom and rouses his
students with a lusty "Good
morning, how are you today?"
will send a loud message of
The teacher can practice
inner positive thoughts

immediately afelr he wakes up
in front of the mirror. It must
carry on through the day and
into the classroom. Life is filled
with depressing moments. Is
your glass half full or is it half
Teachers should surround
themselves with books such as
Dale Carnegie's "How to Win
Friends and Influence People",
Norman Vincent Peale's "The
Power of Positive Thinking".
Collect and keep and post great
thoughts: "The lives of great
men all remind us..." "The
power within..." "Zest for
life..." "Life is a joyous adven-
NAME: The sweetest
word in any language for anyone
is his own name. If said in a
tone of cordiality and praise,
there could be little to compare
to make one feel good. The
name of a person is his identity.
It is personal, it is uniquely his.
While some give or accept
nicknames, it becomes that
personal aspect of his develop-
ment. Some individuals choose
to change their names and adopt
one shorter than the one given
to them. In many instances
they become that person with
an identification.
There may be cultural
variations to these. Americans
prefer the nickname "Bill" for
"William", "Dave" for "David".
To be called your full name may
suggest you are in trouble.
Some even talk of Bill
The British are more likely
to use their full names David or
William. Parents may give their
own children pet names that
continue into adult years. It is
the responsibility of teachers to

learn the names of their students
as early as possible into the
school year and to use them,
especially those preferred by
the students.
In so doing the teacher has
gone a long way in creating the
kind of classroom that would like
to experience and anyone would
like to emulate.
HUMOUR: Much has
been written about humour and
how it relates to health, to the
body and the mind. Norman
Cousins' "Anatomy of an
Illness" remains a classic of how
the body is healed and the mind
becomes alive with humour. A
piece of humour can diffuse any
anxiety-filled moment and it can
be contagious. "Laugh and the
world laugh with you..."
Every public speaker
knows, like every teacher
should, the veracity of humour
in the beginning, middle or the
end of a speech. In some of the
most serious of lectures we often
remember the anecdotes and
Jesus knew the power of
stories or parables to convey his
immortal messages. These take
the attention of students; they
bring them back from their
mental flights and fantasy.
A teacher that closes the
day with joy makes ready for
another good day tomorrow.
We look forward to such a
class. Too often we are
warned not to take ourselves
seriously. One way to do so
is to learn to laugh at
Comedian Bob Hope made
a name and a fortune at laughing
at himself. Guidance counsellors
suggest that humour and good
self-esteem mean that you can

feel good about yourself with-
out deluding yourself that you
have no fault.
A healthy classroom
atmosphere has untold
implications for teaching and
learning. Among the most im-
portant is a happy, caring and
a child willing and able to learn.
Every child should enjoy his
childhood and schools should
not be a place for "jail" or
undue stress.
In such classrooms learning
will be far more efficient. More
important than what is learned
is the love of learning. Such a
love for learning should not be
only of short term but of long
term consequences.
A good teacher has great
impact on the life of his
students. We know not where
his influences end, someone
said. A common problem in
schools is that of discipline and
this has become more a problem
in the recent past as we think
of teachers being insulted,
students are stabled and police
walk the hallowed halls of
In a good classroom
atmosphere disruptive
problems dissipates. A healthy
classroom is good reward for
teachers who work many hours
with so little remuneration.
This type of classroom can
bring reward with every
A student's life should be
one of joy and happiness and
so should the life of a teacher
who spends many of his
waking hours working and
thinking about his career and
his life.
Dare to be happy, dare to
be enthusiastic!




The Guyana Revenue Authority would like to notify the general public
that new security measures will be implemented at the following locations
with effect from Monday, August 7, 2006.

These locations are: (a) Internal Revenue Department (Corriverton)
(b) Guyana Revenue Authority Complex (Anna Regina)
(c) VAT Building (Albert & Charlotte Sts., G/Town)

All persons entering these premises will be subjected to security checks
by personnel with metal detectors stationed at the entrances. Please note
that persons with firearms or knives will not be permitted to enter. Persons
who do not comply with these requirements will be denied access to the
said premises.

The Guyana Revenue Authority would like to apologise for any
inconvenience caused by the implementation these security measures.

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Commissioner General






We have audited the financial statements that follow which are in agreement with the books of the Company
and have obtained all the information and explanations we have required. These financial statements are
the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these
financial statements based on our audit.

We have conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards
require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial
statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence
supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the
accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall
financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements give a true and fair view, in all material respects, of the financial
position of the company as at 31 December 2005 and of the results of its operations and cash flows for the
year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and comply with the
CompaniesAct 1991.

77 Brickdam,
Stabroek, Georgetown,

12 April 2006

For the year ended 31 December 2005

Interest (net)

Other Expenses
Auditors' remuneration
Staff cost

Profit/ (loss) before tax
Profit/ (loss) for the year









For the year ended 31 December 2005
2005 2(X14
(;$ (;$

Operating activities
Profit before'taxation
Decrease / (increase) in debtors
Increase in creditors and accruals
(ash generated from operations
Taxes paid
Net cash provided by operating activities
Net increase in cash and ca-sh equivalents

196,280 548.385
112,330 (112,330)
3.457,346 1.076.532
3.765.956 1.412.587
(125.768) (122,574)
3.64 ,188 1.390.013
3,640,188 1 30,013

(Cash and cash equivalents at beginning olf period 23,659.139

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
Cash and cash equivalents consist of:
cash at hank
Bank overdratl


27,299,327 23,659,139



Deloitte & Touche
Chartered Accountants

At 31 December 2005

Current Assets
Tax recoverable
Cash at bank


Capital and reserves
Share capital
Retained earnings

Current liabilities
Ha'Iink ovn (unsecur
Iank overdralli(unsecured)

42.837 42,253
27,339,683 23,659,139

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Mexico orders

partial recount in

presidential vote

By Catherine Bremer

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -
Mexico's top electoral court
ordered a partial recount yes-
terday in a fiercely contested
presidential election, anger-
ing leftists who are threaten-
ing mass protests unless all
votes are counted again.
The court's seven judges re-
jected demands to re-open ev-
ery ballot box across Mexico
and instead ordered a recount
this week at 9 per cent of the
almost 130,500 polling stations.
Leftist challenger Andres
Manuel Lopez Obrador wants a
full recount of the more than 41
million votes cast in the July 2
election. His conservative ruling
party rival Felipe Calderon won
a razor-thin victory, but Lopez
Obrador claims massive fraud.
The electoral court could
still order many more ballot
boxes opened.
Dozens of leftists shouted
"Traitors!" outside the court
building after the ruling.
"Without a solution, there'll
be revolution," they yelled.
Lopez Obtador, a fiery anti-
poverty campaigner and former
mayor of Mexico City, has re-
peatedly said he would not ac-
cept a partial recount, raising
fears of prolonged public unrest.
His supporters shut down
central Mexico City all week
and are threatening to extend
the protests.
"Not just a small part of the
vote returns, we want all the
polls re-opened," Lopez
Obrador told thousands of sup-
porters Friday night in the
capital's vast Zocalo square.
He met his closest advisors
yesterday afternoon to plan his
next move. Some supporters
warned of violence ahead.
"We are not going to allow
this. We want all the polling sta-
tions, all 130,000. They are clos-
ing the path to democracy and the
only thing left to us will be vio-
lence because we are not going to
back down," said Pilar Saavedra, a
university office worker.
Demonstrators left four
fake coffins outside the court

building with the message: "De-
mocracy, R.I.P."

Lopez Obrador supporters
have occupied the Zocalo and set
up camp along the middle of the
main boulevard running through
Mexico City's business district
since Sunday, causing traffic
chaos across swathes of the
Fearing further unrest, the
federal government has raised
security at Mexico City's inter-
national airport, power plants
and oil refineries.
Calderon won the election by
less than 0.6 percentage point, but
he insists his victory was clean.
His pro-business National
Action Party backed the elec-
toral court's ruling yesterday.
"We hope this ruling helps
clear up doubts and concerns
about the cleanliness and transpar-
ency of the election," said German
Martinez, a senior Calderon aide.
The recounts at 11,839
polling stations, largely in north-
ern states won resoundingly by
Calderon, will begin next
Wednesday and be completed
on Sunday.
If they show the leftist with
more votes than in the original
result, it will increase pressure
to open more ballot boxes. But
if the results are unchanged,
Lopez Obrador would come un-
der intense pressure to halt his
protest campaign.
International observers said
the election was fair and most
Mexicans agree, but about 35
per cent believe the vote was
rigged and about half favour a
full recount, opinion polls show.
The bitter dispute has split
Mexico and challenged its young
democracy just six years after the
election of President Vicente Fox
broke 71 years of authoritarian
and corrupt single-party rule.
The electoral court's
judges have a reputation for
expertise and dependence
among legal experts. They
must rule on all legal chal-
lenges by the end of August
and declare a president-elect
by September 6.

Alcohol contributes

substantially to cancer burden
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) An international team of
researchers reports that 3.6 per cent of all cancer cases
worldwide are related to alcohol drinking, and these lead
to 3.5 per cent of all cancer deaths
"A causal lnk has been established between alcohol drink-
ing and cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, oesophagus, colon,
rectum, liver, laryn\, and breast," Dr Paolo Boffetta, of the In-
ternational Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon. France, and
colleagues write in the International Journal of Cancer. "For
other cancers, a causal association is suspected."
In their study, the researchers estimated the number of can-
cer cases and deaths in 2002 attributable to alcohol consump-
tion by sex and WHO sub-region, using various sources of data.
In that year, there were 389,100 cases of cancer attribut-
able to alcohol drinking, representing 3.6 per cent of all cancer,
they report. The number of cancer deaths attributable to alco-
hol was 232,900, representing 3.5 per cent of all cancer deaths.
More than 60 per cent of alcohol-related cancers in men
were in the upper digestive tract, and approximately 60 per cent
of alcohol-associated cancers in women were in the breast.
The burden of cancer attributable to alcohol drinking was
especially high in Central and Eastern Europe.
"On the other hand, there is strong evidence that moderate
consumption of alcohol reduces the risk of...heart
disease...stroke, and (gallstones)," Boffetta and colleagues note.
Therefore, they advise, "The burden of alcohol-associated
cancer should be considered in the light of the evidence that
alcohol drinking modifies the risk of numerous other diseases."
SOURCE: International Journal of Cancer, August 15,

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- says expert

By Tan Ee Lyn

HONG KONG (Reuters) A
leading virologist has urged
countries battling new H5N1
bird flu outbreaks in animals
to analyze the genetic
makeup of the virus to trace
its origins and better arm
themselves to combat the dis-
Malik Peiris of the Univer-
sity of Hong Kong, who has
studied the virus for nearly 10
years, said genetic sequencing of
H5N1 strains found in animals
would help scientists get their
hands on vital information, and
governments could in turn do
more to control the spread of
the disease in birds.
Although the H5N1 virus

has killed 134 people since re-
emerging in Asia in late 2003, it
remains largely a bird disease.
But experts fear it will mutate
and gain the ability to spread ef-
ficiently among people, spark-
ing a pandemic that could kill
However, some hope that
such a disaster might be averted
if the disease can be effectively
controlled in birds. Peiris said it
was paramount now for Thai-
land to sequence the H5N1 vi-
rus that has recently re-emerged
in the country's north and
northeast after a nine-month
"It will be very important
to find out whether this new vi-
rus is the same virus that was
there in Thailand before or

whether it is a different virus
that has been introduced," said
Peiris, who was recently deco-
rated for his work in fighting
H5N1 and SARS.
Through sequencing a virus,
scientists will know which other
strain it is most closely related
to. That helps epidemiologists
trace the origin of an outbreak.
"If this virus is still the
same old virus, it means you
have to think of additional
things to do to completely keep
it under control. But if it is a
Qinghai-like virus, then it means
it comes from wild birds," he
said, referring to Qinghai Lake
in China, a breeding spot of a
strain of H5N1 that has since
spread to parts of Europe, Af-
rica and India via migratory

"Then in a sense, it is not
that the measures they used
were insufficient. You are talk-
ing about a different problem ...
reintroduction from migrating

If the virus in Thailand was
found to be very similar to the
ones in southern China, it
"might point to smuggling", he
"It is molecular detective
work ... I am sure Thai scien-
tists will do this quickly: They
have the capacity to do this."
Peiris said genetic sequenc-
ing was badly lacking in parts
of Asia, but declined to say
where. H5N1 is endemic in In-

donesia, where it has killed 42
people, and has flared up in
Laos. Vietnam fears a comeback
of the virus which killed 42
people there after many
months without cases in people
or poultry.
Indonesian scientist Abdul
Adjid said laboratories there
have been conducting genetic se-
quencing. So far, they have se-
quenced the haemagluttinin pro-
tein, which is on the surface of
the H5N1 virus, in about 40 to
50 animal samples.
"We see whether the virus
is still highly pathogenic or not.
according to the HA
(haemagluttinin) and compare
(it with other strains) ... we
found changes but not signifi-
cant," he said, adding that these

results have been published in.
local journals.
Peiris said the world risked
losing vital information if se-
quencing was not carried out.
Such information included
mutations showing if a particu-
lar strain might be evolving to
become better adapted to hu-
mans and transmitting effi-
ciently among them.
'There are some changes we
look out for that might provide
clues that the virus might be get-
ting more potential to cross over
to humans, for example, the re-
ceptor binding sites (in viruses)
that lock on to human cells, that
sort of information can come
from systematic analysis of ani-
mal viruses," he said.
Avian flu viruses generally
prefer to attach themselves to
receptors in bird hosts, which is
why it is rare for humans to
catch bird flu.
However, some experts
believe it is when avian flu vi-
ruses switch and adapt to re-
ceptors in humans that they
will become easily transmis-
sible among people.

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SPresidential Candidate: His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo
8 Prime Ministerial Candidate: Mr. Samuel Hinds
0o others

Start the countdown to another PPP/C VICTORY






Applications are invited for the abovementioned position. The successful candidate
must satisfy the following requirements:


a) A good fFrst Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Personnel or
Human Resources Management, Accountancy or related, qualifications,
together with at least five (5) years organisational and management
experience at senior level in managing the human and financial resources of
an organisation.

b) A very good knowledge of industrial relations and practices, current public
accounting procedures and proven capability in leadership, staff motivation,
training and development is required.

c) Computer proficiency is essential.

Applications with Curriculum Vitae and two (2) recent testimonials should .be
addressed to:
SThe Chief Statistician
Bureau of Statistics
Avenue of the Republic & Brickdam .

TEL: 225-6150
to reach notlaterthanAugust 21, 2006.


WevCare -


Applications are being invited from suitably qualified persons to fill
the vacancy of Ward Managers (Ward Sister/Brother) within the

Applicants should possess the following:

*A qualification in Nursing and Midwifery registerable with the
General Nursing Council of Guyanatogether with a minimum of
two (2) years post qualifications experience.

*Certificatein Health Services Management would be-an asset:

Applications, alorig with two (2) references and a recent police
clearance can be sent to:

Director, Administrative Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
New Market Street
North Cummingsburg

Deadline for applications s Friday '18th.August, 2006

I .


With Fidel ill:

Collective leadership for Cuba may be misplaced


By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) Specula-
tion that a collective leader-
ship will fill the vacuum in
Cuba left by President Fidel
Castro's illness may be mis-
placed, at least in the short
term, say analysts who see
more one-man rule under his
Forced to undergo emer-
gency surgery for stomach bleed-
ing just two weeks before his
80th birthday, the man who has
led the Caribbean island for 47
years temporarily handed over
his three primary positions to
his younger brother Raul Castro,
who turned 75 in June.
"Raul is in charge," said Hal
Klepak, a Canadian military his-
torian and author of a recent
book on the Cuban military.
"There is still one-man lead-
ership because they think they
need one-man leadership in times
of crisis. That goes for Britain or
Canada, never mind Cuba."
In a statement on Monday,
Fidel Castro said he provision-
ally delegated the functions of
first secretary of the Central
Committee of the Communist
Party, head of the military and
head of the government to Raul

But Fidel Castro, renowned
for micromanaging mega-
projects, handed over some pet
issues to others, which seemed
to confirm that no single person
can fully replace him and sug-
gest that a more institutional
style of government may even-
tually develop.
"The popular mobilizational
structure or style of government
that Fidel used always empha-
sized the charismatic authority
over institutions," said Frank
Mora, a Cuba expert at the Na-
tional War College in Washing-
"Raul and Cuba's future
government cannot govern the
same way," he said.

Castro's international health
care programmes and some do-
mestic ones went to the logical
person Health Minister Jose
Ramon Balaguer. And long-time
party ideologues Ramon
Machado Ventura and Esteban
Lazo Hernandez were given his
education projects.
Castro's biggest domestic
initiative, to revamp the decrepit
power system, went to Carlos
Lage Davila, 54, Cuba's most
prominent younger leader, who

often steps in for Castro at inter-
national events.
Lage, Central Bank President
Francisco Soberon and another
even younger prominent leader, 41-
year-old Foreign Minister Felipe
Perez Roque, are managing the
funds for what are known in Cuba
as the "Comandante's
U.S. President George W.
Bush's administration, which has
tightened enforcement of four-de-
cade-old sanctions against its com-


munist foe, has made clear it
views a succession led by Raul
Castro as continuation of a
But a Havana University
professor, who asked not
identified, said that may be
too simplistic.
"The strategy of one
party comes from our national
hero Jose Marti, not Lenin,
who said internal divisions
meant we would never be free
from foreign domination," he

"Then Fidel added the need
for one strong leader, or at least
(a) face of the revolution, for
the same strategic reasons.
There will still be one leader,
like in any other country, but
perhaps for not quite so long."
Given Raul Castro's age,
what will happen when nei-
ther of the brothers can gov-
ern? For now, few Cuban or
foreign experts are willing to
hazard a guess.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) It's
the time of the year many
Chinese businesses dread -
the hungry ghost festival,
when families avoid moving
house, couples postpone their
wedding plans and tourists shy
away from beach resorts.
But businesses may be hit
by a double whammy this year
due to an oddity in the Chinese
lunar calendar that results in two
"seventh" months also
known as the hungry ghost fes-
tival, when the gates of hell open
and the dead walk among the liv-
The festival is widely ob-
served by Chinese in Hong
Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and
Malaysia, home to many Taoists
and Buddhists, who believe that
the living are supposed to please
the ghosts by offering them food
and burning paper effigies of
homes, maids and other daily
items for spirits to use in the af-
For those who maintain
these traditional beliefs, all sorts
of activities may grind to a halt.
In modern but still supersti-
tious Hong Kong, people have
begun to wind down their usu-
ally frenzied nightlife.
"All unusual activities must
stop. I have ordered my husband
to go straight home after work,"

B .taqossa ro uylna

When was the lasttime you took
a drive around town?lf it was
anytime within the past six
months I am sure you would
have been amazed at the number
of new buildings or extension to
buildings taking place. If you
were taking your overseas-
based friend or family, who has
not visited Guyana for some
years, from the Timehri airport to
the Corentyne then I am sure
their repetition of "That wasn't
there! That has changed!" would
have sounded a lot like
monotonous litany to you.
In a recent discussion on
'What's Up in Business', Chief
Executive Officer of the Guyana
Office for Investment (Golnvest)
Geoff DaSilva, said his office has
been handling some 217 projects
over the past seven months. These
include projects in the light
manufacturing sector, information
and communication technology,
agro-processing and the hospitality
industry among others.
Last year investment in the
hospitality sector including the
construction or refurbishing of
restaurants, clubs, resorts and
hotels exceeded $5 billion and this
year that figure will rise significantly
as Guyanese at home and abroad
pour their money into what look like
'good investment opportunities'.
Golnvest is working with
investors to facilitate about 51
projects within this sector. A quick

run through the list and names
such as Adams from New York
come up. Adams is constructing a
new high-end hotel on D'Urban
Street. Then there is Gafoors, a
house-hold name in Guyana and
they are putting up a 112 room
hotel at Liliendaal on the East
Joseph Earle has his hotel in
South Ruimveldt and not to
mention Buddy's hotel going up in
the vicinity of the Cricket stadium
at Providence on the East Bank of
Demerara. Just east of Buddy's
hotel, the Classique Palace of
Beverley Arthur and Mr. Smith is
taking shape and if rumors are
correct that establishment will
have a banquet hall the likes of
which Guyana has never seen.
A number of established
hotels are expanding. These
include Brandsville, Regency on
Hadfield Street and Roraima
Residence Inn.
PentHouse Hotel, which
many older Guyanese will
remember, has been completely
cleared out and will be refurbished
with all the latest fittings and
designs now available for hotels.
Tower Hotel is also taking on a new
While these are all in
Demerara, Berbice and Essequibo
are not being left out.
Mr. Sooknauth, a prime
businessman in the Berbice area
will soon launch Guyana's first

Cineplex with at least three movie
screens adding to the
entertainment in the county.
At Essequibo, Ms. Greenidge
is about to open her Urbane Hotel
complete with state-of-the-art
facilities in a serene setting and
Sham Nokta is setting up his resort

at Saxacalli.
Then there is Mr. Franklyn
Farley, who along with some other
Guyanese have bought the
Madagabar Resort on the Linden-
Soesdyke Highway and are doing
major renovation. They will re-
launch under the name Silicone
Green Resort.
While there is some concern
that many of these business are
being driven by Cricket World Cup
2007, DaSilva says this is only in
terms of completion deadline.
He explained that many of
these businesses were on stream
even before the Caribbean was
chosen as the venue for the 2007
matches but with the huge influx of

visitors expected, investors are
hurrying to complete so that they
can maximize on the arrivals.
The sustainability of these
businesses rest with the tourism
sector being able to continue to
attract a large number of visitors to
Guyana. Last year recorded some

120,000 arrivals and if the current
trend continues, that figure is
projected to rise to about 320,000
within the next two years leaving
out the inflow for the CWC 2007
matches to be played here.
In agro-processing Golnvest
has been fjoiltting 72 projects
this past seven months.
According to the CEO,
Guyana with is natural
advantage and skilled labour
force is turning out to be a prime
location for anyone wanting to
invest in the agro-processing
DeAbru of the DeSinco
business is setting up a processing
plant at the Eccles Industrial
Estate where it will be

manufacturing ketchup and other
condiments. Jack's farm, famous
for its pineapples and the Jack Up
wine, is looking at the Antigua and
Barbados markets.
A Nigerian bom US resident
now living in Guyana produces
Yummy Foods here in Guyana and
the products are major sellers
among African migrants in the US.
Arley Ice Cream near the St
Georges Cathedral is growing fast
while names like DalgetyTeas and
Moongoodies have become
household names.
Linton Joseph, a farmer with
years of experience locally and
internationally has about 200
acres under cultivation and group
of Bernice businessmen are
cultivating 5,000 acres of
sugarcane for supply to the new
Skeldon factory.
At Essequibo, well known
businessman Alfo Alphonso is
branching out into a number of
other areas including sea-food
processing. Also in the seafood
processing business. Prettipaul
Singh recently acquired
George jwn Seafood at a cost of
US$10i uiiion
An the Rosignol processing
plant h. been bought over and
now ol rates under the name
United 3tar Seafood. About 80
Guya ese have found
employ ent within the plant and
they ar exporting to Trinidad and
In ; e, Caribee Rice recently
had a $ 10 million expansion and
the brain I is fast becoming popular
across Caribbean especially in
Trinidai and Tobago where they
have )out 37 sellers of the
product Karibee Rice can also be
found i: Jamaica, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent and Barbados and of
course, 3uyana.
Al in food processing.

Franklyn Farley is setting up one of
the most modem bakery at Linden
and will be producing under the
Compare Bakery label.
In light manufacturing
Golnvest facilitated 26 projects
ranging from TCL US$10.5 million
investment in a factory to the small
Pedal-Foot Courier service under
the Volunteer Youth Corp. others
include Mike Charles who is setting
up a factory to manufacture staples
and Denmor Garment Factory
owned by Dennis Morgan and
which is going to open a factory in
In thewood andforestry sector
33 projects were facilitated
including one owned by Monty
Niamatalli at Bamboo Landing. The
company has established a small
community of workers complete
with modem homes, a primary
school and hospital.
The services industry is not
being left out of the investment
boom. Information and
Communication Technology is a
fast growing sector in Guyana and
call-centres such as Qualfon on the
East Coast of Demerara and Nan
Persaud in Berbice with 200
workers and upgrading and
topping the listof investments.
Last year some 4000 jobs
were created as a result of foreign
and local investment. This year, the
figure has already passed that
mark with 600 persons working at
the cricket stadium site alone.
Look around at all the
construction taking place and
you will see where the jobs are.
Then remember that these
workers will need
transportation, the materials will
need to be transported, meals
have to be provided and all the
other spin-off jobs being

By Fayen Wong

HRONICLE RAugust 6, 2005

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said Winnie To, an executive at a
foreign company.
The peculiarity of the double
seventh month occurs because the
lunar calendar assigns an extra
month every three years to bal-
ance the lunar and solar cycle.
This year, the Ghost Month runs
from July 25 to August 23, with
the leap seventh month stretch-
ing from August 24 to September
In Taiwan, property and car
sales usually enter a lull period
during the festival, prompting re-
tailers to provide generous offers
or discounts to try to boost sales
by appealing to the younger gen-
eration which is less supersti-
"When we were young, our
parents used to tell us not to go
to the beach during the 'hungry
ghosts' festival because they
were afraid that we might be cap-
tured by ghosts in the water,"
said Kate Peng, 32, who owns a
drinks stall in Taipei.
Few- people in mainland
China, especially in urban areas
and among the younger genera-
tion, follow ghost month tradi-
tions. Many superstitions and
traditional practices were

stamped out during the 1966-76
Cultural Revolution, because the
Communists frowned on them as
relics of China's feudal past.
But it's not all gloom for
Chinese during these two
For some Singapore gam-
blers, this is a rare opportunity
to hunt for lucky numbers to
play the "4-Digits" (4D) lottery.
"People will often use this
chance to ask ghosts for lottery
numbers," said Lee Inn Peng, a
Taoist medium who has been
practicing for 21 years. "These
people are desperate, and will try
anything. Sometimes they are at
the graveyards with talismans,
burning offerings asking for num-
In Singapore, where 75 per
cent of the population is ethnic
Chinese, business associations
often run street performances,
known as "getai," to entertain the
living and the dead.
Apart from inviting popular
singers from overseas to per-
form, these "getai" shows also
include auctions for auspicious
items such as oranges, pine-

apples and charcoal which are
associated with wealth in Chi-
nese, and which are stacked on
gold-tinted plates and elaborately
wrapped in red ribbons.
"Some people will bid up to
S$10,000 ($6,300) for these items
because they believe it will bring
them good luck," said Aaron Tan,
who runs a company that orga-
nizes street performances.
Low said these items are usu-
ally packed with a slip of paper
with several sets of four numbers,
so that winners of the bid can use
those numbers to bet in the 4D

"There are people who have
struck lottery on these numbers
and believe it is time to pay
back the spirits who have
helped them, so they don't
mind paying a high price at the
auctions," Low said.
(Additional reporting by
Desmond Wong in
Singapore, Lee Chyen Yee in
Taipei, Ben Blanchard in

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an altar during the hungry
ghost festival in Singapore
last month. (REUTERS/
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By Megan Rauscher
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) In a study of healthy adoles-
cent girls, researchers found that insufficient vitamin D lev-
els were a relatively common finding, with non-white girls
movie severely affected.
According to the UK-based study team, "reduced sunshine
exposure rather than diet explained the difference in vitamin D
status of white and non-white girls" in the study, reported in the
Archives of Disease in Childhood.
"Vitamin D deficiency during childhoodand adolescence."
warn Dr. M. Zulf Mughal and colleagues, "might impair the ac-
quisition of peak bone mass at the end of skeletal growth and
maturation, thereby increasing the risk of osteoporotic fracture
later in life."
Mughal, from Saint Mary's Hospital for Women and Chil-
dren in Manchester, and colleagues measured vitamin D levels in
14 white and 37 non-white 14-16-year-old girls attending an in-
ner city multi-ethnic girls' school in the UK.
Thirty-seven girls (73 per cent) were vitamin D deficient, and
nine (17 percent) were severely deficient. -
Average vitamin D levels were higher in white girls than in
non-white girls.
For the group as a whole, the vitamin D concentration corre-
lated with the estimated duration of daily sunlight exposure and
percentage of body surface area exposed, but not with estimated
intake of vitamin D.
"This is in keeping with the fact that the main source of vita-
min D is that produced by the action of solar ultraviolet B radia-
tion acting on 7-dehydrocholesterol in skin," the team explains.
"Only small amounts are obtained from dietary sources."
As they note, "Avoidance of exposure to sunshine for reli-
gious and cultural beliefs that encourage wearing of concealing
clothing and restriction of outdoor activities has previously been
reported as a risk factor for vitamin D deficiency in Saudi Ara-
bian adolescents."
Inan editorial, Dr N. J, Bishop, from the University of
Sheffield. UK, expresses concern that " supply an es-
sential nument dunng a period of rapid growth and development
is likely to result in problems across the population as a whole."
He writes, "We need to take simple, practical measures to
reduce the burdenof early bone disease and other later problems."
These include reminding women that breast milk lacks vitamin D
and that totally breastfed infants should be supplemented (irre-
spective of skin colour) until receiving a full mixed diet.
It remains to be determined, Bishop adds, how to meet the
needs of older children and adolescents from cultures that avoid
sunlight. "Perhaps more exercise outdoors would help deal with
this problem."
(SOURCE: Archives of Disease in Childhood, July 2006)

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For Reporting and Coverage of Guyana Elections 2006


Common duty.
The media recognizes that, whether state or
privately run, it exists to serve all the people of
Guyana by enabling voters to make informed
decisions at the ballot box.
Maintaining a stable society and journalistic
The Media in its coverage and reporting of the
elections during the period of campaigning
1) to refrain from the publishing or
broadcasting of any matter with the
potential for promoting or inciting racial
hatred, bias or contempt or causing
public disorder, posing or becoming a
threat to the securityof the nation.
2) Where normal democratic editorial
principles demand the reporting of such
a. the accuracy and authenticity of the
report must be confirmed by at least
two independent sources;
b. extreme caution must be taken in
the choice of pictures and words in
order to avoid exacerbating the
likelihood of incitement. Gratuitous
publication of gruesome detail or
inflammatory language for
sensational, purposes is
3) to refrain from ridiculing, stigmatising or
demonising people on any grounds
including gender, race, class, ethnicity,
language, religion, age, place of origin,
sexual orientation and physical or"
mental ability;
This requirement includes the avoidance of ethnic
or religious abuse by readers, listeners or viewers
in letters columns or feedback' programmes or
during live or recorded broadcasts. The media
accepts that it must share responsibility for the
consequences of failure to introduce and exercise
proper control me' this crucial area.

4) to hold itself independent and free of
any, or all, political control and direction;.
Journalistic professionalism. The Media in the
exercise of its constitutional right of free
expression, and in recognition of its
consequential social responsibility to the.
society which it serve, will, at all times,.
endeavour to:
1) provide a truthful, comprehensive,

accurate,.balanced and fair account c
events in a context which gives then

2) serve as a forum for the exchange of
public comment, opinion, discussion
and criticism in a fundamentally, fair,
balanced and reasonable manner to
promote principles of tolerance and
respect for human dignity;

3) offer an accurate and valid picture of
the constituent groups, organizations
and parties contesting the elections
and of the society in general;
4) present and clarify, as far as possible,
the goals and values of the constituent
groups, organizations and parties
contesting the elections and of the
society in general;
-5) refrain from wearing any political party
paraphernalia when reporting on the
; election campaign;
6)- refrain from taking any individual
inducement from a political party
candidate or politician.
Fairness and Balance. The Media, in accepting
the principle of "fair and balanced" reporting
in'pursuit of the truth, recognizes that:
1) No story is fair, if it includes essentially
irrelevant information, rumor or
unsubstantiated statements at the
expense of significant facts.
2) No story is fair, if it- consciously or
unconsciously misleads or even
.deceives the reader, listener or viewer.
3) No balance exists in a series of political
S interviews if any party is favoured in the
degree- of probing questioning. Giving
an "easy ride" selectively is unfair.
Accuracy and thoroughness. The Media
acknowledges that these two main
characteristics, accuracy and balance, seek to
distinguish good journalism from bad, and
journalism from propaganda. 'From this.
"perspective, we accept that:


Accuracy requires the verification (to
the fullest extent possible) and
presentation of all facts that are
pertinent and necessary to.understand
Sa particular event or issue, even if some
of.the facts conflict with a journalist's, or
Sa broadcaster's particular beliefs and

2) Good journalism involves positive news
gathering, not just waiting for it to arrive
in the "In" tray. To that end, the media
Accepts the need to make a determined
.effort to draw in information about the
activities of smaller, poorer parties in
order to provide the readers, listeners
and viewers with the full range of voting
options-open to them.
3) News and comment must be clearly
Identified to avoid confusion amongst
readers, viewers and listeners.




share of election coverage.

1) Equal access to Paid Political
Advertising. Media- organizations
acknowledge their obligation to provide
equal access and opportunity to all
Political parties without discrimination,

to purchase on equal terms space in
newspapers and time on radio and
television stations to promote their
respective views during the period of
2) Aiming for equitable overall coverage.
The media accepts the need to provide
over the period of campaigning, equitable
coverage in all election-related news
reports and articles. The media will aim to
ensure that the activities and declared
policies of each party (proportionate to its
size and prominence) are presented to the
electorate to enable them to make their
choice at the ballot box.
3) Use of official events for electioneering
purposes. Should such occasions occur,
the media has little if any direct control
over them. However, when calculating its
own level of equitable balance between
parties, editors will take any electioneering
element of these events into account.
Dealing with complaints.
1) The media undertakes to respond
promptly- and responsibly, to any
complaints received in respect of reports
published or broadcast and containing
errors of fact, and where, in its opinion,
these are justified to publish' or broadcast
appropriate corrections.
2) In certain circumstances it may .be
appropriate to provide the opportunity to
reply. If a correctiorl opportunity to
reply is thought necessary by the editor or
media manager, the media agrees that be
placed it in an equally prominent position
to the original error.
3) All complaints received will be passed for
information and assessment to the-
GECOM Media-Monitoring Unit and the
Independent Media Refereeing Panel.

The Media Code of Conduct was agreed to on 7th
January 2006 at Le Meridien Pegasus, Georgetown,
and has been signed on behalf of the following media
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GWTV Ch. 2, CNS Ch. 6, RCA-TV Ch.8,
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collaboration with the USAID Guyana
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Appeals Against Decision Made By The National Insurance Scheme:

When a person makes a claim for a benefit a decision has
to be taken by the General Manager or the officer so
designated by him to do so whether the claim should be
allowed or disallowed.
If the decision is to disallow the claim the claimant is
informed in writing of that decision and the reason for it.
The claimant if he is dissatisfied with the decision, has a
right to appeal against it.
An appeal made by a claimant may be reviewed by the
General Manager or may be forwarded to the Appeal
Tribunal for determination.
When a decision is made by the Appeal Tribunal and it is
not to the satisfaction of the claimant or the General
Manager either party has a right to appeal against it.
If either of the parties is dissatisfied with the decision (if
the Appeal Tribunal, it may appeal to the National
Insurance Commissioner whose decision is final.
The National Insurance Commissioner in deciding a case
that is brought before him may seek the assistance of a
Registered Medical Practitioner or someone who is
qualified in a specific discipline in arriving at a decision.
The adjudication system as is set out in the Law in dealing
with a claim has three tiers viz:- the General Manager, the
Appeal Tribunal and the National Insurance
There are at present three National Insurance Appeal
Tribunals that are in existence. There is one Tribunal
which serves Demerara one which serves Berbice and
the other which serves Essequibo.

Each Tribunal is headed by a Chairman who is an
Attorney-at-Law of at least five (5) years standing and is
appointed by the Minister of Finance to that position.
The other members are a workers' representative who is
appointed by the National Insurance Board based on
recommendations from the Workers' Association and an
employers' representative who is appointed by the
National Insurance Board based on recommendations
from the Employers'Association.
Meetings of the Tribunal are regulated by the body itself
and may depend on the availability of its members. The
quorum for a meeting is the Chairman and at least one
The National Insurance Commissioner is an Attorney-at-
Law of at least ten (10) years standing and is appointed by
the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
The times of hearings of cases by the Commissioner are
determined by the Commissioner and persons who are
interested in those proceedings are permitted to attend.
Decisions that are made by any of the bodies mentioned
above may be reviewed by the General Manager or on
reference by the General Manager, by the Tribunal under

the following circumstances.
If there is evidence to show that the decision was based
on a mistake ofa material fact; or
There has been a relevant change in circumstances since
the decision was made; or
There has been a change in a precondition upon which
the decision was based.

If the decision to disallow a claim is based on a medical
question, the General Manager or the designated Medical
Officer may refer the matter to a Medical Referee for a
review. The decision of the Medical Referee is forwarded
to the Medical Officer who in turn informs the claimant in
writing of the decision.
If either partly ie., the Medical Officer or the claimant is
dissatisfied with the decision of the Medical Referee it,-
may appeal against that decision.
An appeal against a decision of a Medical Referee is'
heard by a Medical Board.
A decision of a Medical Board on a medical question is
A Medical Referee is a Registered Medical Practitioner'
who has been approved by the National Insurance Board
to be and panel to deal with such referrals. There are at
present fifty-seven (57) Medical Referees who are
resident in different parts of Guyana. Those persons are
not officers of the Scheme.
A Medical Board comprise at least two (2) Registered
Medical Practitioners or in certain cases at least three
such persons one of whom would be the Chairman. The
Boards are chosen from a panel of medical practitioners:
who have been approved by the National Insurance
Board to adjudicate on medical issues in relation to claims
for benefits.


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tournament that would be
helpful to the West Indian
cause atWorld Cup 2007.
11. Synonym for the noun,
13. Short name for Hezekiah; A
king of Judah who according

to the Bible, sought to
abolish idolatry and restore
worship of Jehovah".
14. River on the Left Bank of the
Mahaica River in Guyana.
17. Preposition.
20. "Politics is without
bloodshed while war is
politics with bloodshed,.
21. Acronymfor"AsSoonAs".
22. Homophone.
24. Preposition.

Ace, -ae, AK, AK-, as, ASA, assay, asset,
aye, den, essay, ethics, eye, fairness,
gained, goodness, grapes, habits, Hez,
hid, into, Lola, Maduni, Makari, mango.
Marowa, Marudi, NE, Nola, NW, of, on,
openness, orange, pen, poll, pro, Roma,
rort, scale, stalk, war, wiz, zeal, zest.

Castro becomes

life-or-death bet

on Internet

By Jim Loney

MIAMI (Reuters) When will Fidel Castro die? If you
want to, you can place your bets.
Since the Cuban president, one of the world's longest-
serving leaders, announced on Monday he was handing power
to his brother Raul, online wagering operations have offered
action on the communist leader's fate. posed the question bluntly, giving bettors a
chance to pick the month, or the day of the week, that Castro
will die.
"We don't want to profit on someone's death. But Castro
is unique," said Christopher Bennett, media relations director
"I personally wrestled with it. But ... this could have a
huge effect on economics, foreign policy, trade. It's more than
just someone passing away."
Another gaming site,, chose a less-direct
route, giving bettors a chance to wager on whether Castro will
make a public appearance by August 13, his 80th birthday.
Asked why his company didn't ask a straight "live" or
"die" question, chief executive Mickey
Richardson said: "I wouldn't want to be a part of that."
On, another site, the question is: "Will
Communist Cuban President Fidel Castro reassume control
of Cuba by October 31st, 2006?"
Castro's health is the latest unusual wagering
opportunity on Internet gaming sites that in the past
have offered bets on whether Britney Spears was
pregnant, whether Jimmy Hoffa's body would be found,
how low President George W. Bush's approval rating
would go and other water-cooler gossip issues.
"We've been putting up popular culture, current events
styles of wagering for the last two years," said Richardson,
whose company had taken about 100 bets on the Cuban
president. "Fidel Castro is a pretty dynamic figure that people
are attracted to." has taken nearly 3,000 wagers on Castro so
far, making his future one of the hottest bets ever, said Bennett.
About 65 per cent of them were placed from Internet addresses
in the Miami area, home of some 650,000 people of Cuban
descent, most of whom despise Castro and his communist
revolution, he added.
"It's been quite explosive. It's an emotional hot-button,"
he said.
Bettors are predicting Castro will die in September
or October, Bennett said, with Miami-area hot money on
September still 28 days away.


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Crossword Committee

Ortega to Cuba

to see Castro

MANAGUA. Nicaragua iReuters) Daniel Ortega. the
former leftist president of Nicaragua. traselled to Cuba
yesterday to check on the health of longtime Communist
ally Fidel Castro. who relinquished power after surgery
last week.
A Sandinista parny official said Ortega. whose leftlt
government in the 1980s wa, backed by Castro's Cuba and
who iI running againn a November election, left for Havana
to see how Castro &was reo\ ernng from stomach surgery.
"That's what friends are for, through thuck and thin." said
Jacinto Suarcz. a member of the Sandiiusta Front for Natonal
Liberation's Natiunal Council.
Castro, 79. handed over power temporarily last Monday
to his younger brother, Raul. after undergomg intestinal surgery.
Castro has been out of sight and few details on his health
have emerged, mggering uncertainty about Cuba's future and
speculation that 1 s 47-year rule could be drawing to a close.
The Cuban :ader backed Oriega's 1979 Sandinista
revolution that erthrew the Somoza family dictatorship.
Ortega's leftist pr sidency was later dogged by the U.S.-backed
Contra rebel uprising and a U.S. economic embargo.
He was defeated in 1990 by Washington-backed
presidential cand late Violeta Chamorro and is making his third
bid to return to, wer.
Washington s opposed to another Ortega presidency,
but opinion poll- show him leading the November 5 race.

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TODAY'S FORECAST:Some areas over regions
1,2,3,4,5 and 10 may experience occurrences of
showers.Elsewhere,can expect mostly fair weather
WAVES:Slight to Moderate reaching about 1.5 m
in open waters.
WINDS:Will vary between the northeast to east at
2.0 to 10.0 mps,gusting at times over some areas.
HIGH TIDE: 01:09h at (2.61m) and 14:01h at (2.40m)
LOW TIDE: 07:34h at (0.78m) and 19:49h at (1.18m)
SUNRISE: 05:47h 05:48h
SUNSET: 18:12h 18:13h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.0 -32.5 over
coastal areas & 30.0 -33.5C over inland and
interior locations.
coastal areas & 24.0 -26.C over near inland and
interior locations.
MARINE ADVISORY:Fishermen and other marine
users are advised not to damage or interfere with
the ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the
provision of the weather information and warnings
for the safety of the marine community.
CALL --- 261-2216, FAX 261-2284

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All persons between the ages of 14-30
Employed and unemployed, young entrepreneurs, students,
young public servants, young sportsmen and women, members
of youth clubs and organizations

You are all invited to a

Multi-Stakeholder Forum National Youth Conversation

At the National Cultural Centre

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Starting at 09:00 h

Special Guest:

Mr. Roelf Meyer Conflict
Transformation Consultant
from South Africa
Come take your place in the Multi-Stakeholder Forum
discussion and share your views and suggestionsfor a better Guyana
ni 'c This is an ERC initiative

implemented with support
(4f'E RC from the UNDP Social IBM
ni Cohesion Programme [all

All Bishops, Pastors, Preachers,
Deacons, Elders, Imams, Moulvis,
Hajis, Sheikhs, Swamis, Pandits
and leaders of all Religious Groups.
You are all invited to participate in a

Multi-Stakeholder Forum National Youth Conversation

At the National Cultural Centre

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Starting at 09:00 h

Special Guest:

Mr. Roelf Meyer Conflict
Transformation Consultant
from South Africa
Come take your place in the Multi-Stakeholder Forum
discussion and share your views and suggestionsfor a better Guyana

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This is an ERC initiative
implemented with support
from the UNDP Social
Cohesion Programme

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38-FT. BOAT, seine,
engine, ice box. 1 Pool Table,
1 Canter, 1 Nissan Pick Up, 1
Corona Car. Tel. 275-0344/

BUIDLING Contractor -
mason, carpentry, painting,
plumbing, tiling. Prompt,
reasonable and reliable
services. Free estimates. Call
622-0267, 629-2239.

VIJAY'S Hair Salon.
Specialises in hair cuts, cold
wave, hair colouring, eye brow
arching, waxing, pedicure
and manicure. 207 Almond
Street. Tel. 226-0205.
INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment
and design on nails. Also
Beauty Culture available. Tel.
offering special 3-month
Cosmetology package
beginning September 4, 2006
- evening classes beginning
August 8, 2006. Courses in Air
brushing Acrylic nails,
Barbering, Basic & Advance Hair
Cutting classes. Tel. 226-2124
or visit at 211 New Market Street,
North Cummingsburg.

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer. P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use'
your snare time filling 100
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weekly. For information send
slumped self-addressed
envelope to Randolph
Wliiiamns P.O. Box 1215.4
Georgetown. Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling
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more weekly For
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Nathaniel Williams, Pu Box
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ARE you cursed,
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OR need finance? Call
Apostle Randolph Williams-
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360 SEALEu keys of
King Solomon reveals
purpose on earth, gifts,
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Christ conscious self-dreams
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property. Works for visa, love,
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Call 261-6131.

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Home & Office Services
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home/office, 24 hours. # 626-
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DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar,
Georgetown. Phone 225-
7126. 226-3693. Email:

FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Kitty and around G/town.
Call Sharon 649-2358.
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary to Advance stages
in Dressmaking, Fabric
Designing Curtains,
Cushions, Soft toys Bedroom
Elegance, Foral, Cake
Decoration. 226-9548. Kitty -
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LEARN to do tips and hair
brush in 3 weeks. Call 644-3555.
Study Club (Regionsl-10)
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285,
Language Courses for children
(3-13 yrs.). CXC Students (4th
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POA, POB, OA, SS and Physics.
Maraj Building, Charlotte &
KingSts. Tel. 223-1971.
MR. LEE (Section 'K' C/
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at 32 Estate Road, Uitvlugt.
WCD. Nursery, Primary &
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on_August 14at WCD. _
now registering for September
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and at the Johanna Cecelia
Learning Centre on the
Essequibo Coast. Our
programme is based on a
Canadian curriculum and offers
international employment
opportunity. Call us at 222-3997
or 222-5430 Ext 271.
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Evening Classes for Adults and
CXC Repeaters: (3) Association
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and (4) Certificate Computer
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registering students for Full-time
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repeaters and computer courses.
Subjects offered are: Math,
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and Business subjects. CONTACT
STREETS OR 227-7627, 227-
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Computer Repairs and Upgrades
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WANT to rent a pools table
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MEMBERSHIP or exchange
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educational & informative.
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SLquarei Tel 223-8237 or 648-
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Motoring "You Train to Pass".
248 Forshaw St., Q/town. 227-
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Summer Classes $10 000. Tel.
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call 227-3869, 622-8162, 611-
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serious business, not a fly by
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Road, Bourda.

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pain, cholesterol pressure, gall
stone, impotentcy, colds. 220-
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MASSAGE is one of the
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P'so improves circulation &
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spiritually. Maria Certified
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Send stamped envelope -
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Georgetown, Guyana.
28 YRS. female seeks pen
pals. Hobbies: Reading, writing,
swimming, cooking, etc. Write
to: Priya Deodat, Morashee,
High Level, EBE, c/o Parika Post
interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations. Call CFI -
Telephone Friendship Link -
261-5079, Everyday, 07:00 to
21:00 h.
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Doctor 40-ies, single, is looking
for pen pal and friendship.
Interested in music, sports,
photography and adventures.
kindly reply to Dr. Flaher, Box
10014, 22010 Lund, Sweden.
LOOKING for friends or a
serious relationship? Call The
Junior/Senior/Single Dating
Service, 18 80 yrs. Immediate
link after registration. Mon. 8:30
am 5 pm, Sat. only 10 am 4
pm. Tel. 223-8237. 648-6098.

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

WIZARD Cabs short
drops $260. Splashmins,
Parika $3 500, Airport
special $3 500. ($5 000
return with one hour waiting
time) Call 225-7722.

available with Food Handler's
Certificate Tel. 612-6852.
SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of
sale. Call 623-4686, 223-
to work, invest and earn $25
000 per month. For info, call
276-1195, 618-0701.
SERVICE & repairs to all
models gas stoves and ovens,
both industrial and domestic.
Contact Lawrence 627-0720,
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves,
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced, also your kero
range change to gas. Tel.
628-5867, 220-4073.
NEED to build or renovate
your home or office, carpentry,
masonry, electrical, plumbing,
etc. Then contact Lawrence -
627-0720, 646-7400.
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call: Ryan #
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines, gas
stoves, microwaves,
refrigerators, etc. Telephone
227-0060, 616-5568,
Freezezone Enterprises 6 'A'
Shell Road, Kitty.

FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact Mohamed
on 223-9710/614-6634.
FOR low cost air
conditioner, refrigerator,
microwave, freezer, drink cooler,
repairs and servicing electrical
and solar panel installation.
Call 225-4822, 624-0004, 231-

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VACANCY exists for
Cosmetologist. Call 225-1280
or 231-0144 Orlando
FEMALE Clerks 25- 35
yrs. to work in G/town. 288
middle St., G!town. Tel. 231-
5171. -..... ....
ONE experienced
seamstress, oreat wages and
benefits. Rbxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
COUNTER Staff. Cleaner.
Barman Apply in person to
Jerries Snac'kette. 228 Camp St
LABOURERS to work on a
farm. Contact 233-2423. Gold
Field Inc., Lot C Eccles, East
Bank Demerara.
FISH Cleaners. Ages 18 -35.
Apply to Shakoor's Seafood. 80
Industrial Site Eccles, EBD. #
ONE Table hand. cleaner.
domestic. Apply in person at
Naraine's Bakery between 10 am
and 5 pm.
Ages 25 45. Apply to Shakoor's
Seafood, 80 Industrial Site
Eccles, EBD. # 233-2546.
2 Drivers. Licensed to drive
motor bus. Must have secondary
education, from around
Georgetown. 35 Delphi Street,
Prashad Nagar.
ONE Live-in Domestic &
Shop Assistant, from country
area. Must know to cook. Ages
20 30. Apply 122 Merriman's
Mall, Bourda. Call 227-8538.
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 and
female clerical staff. Apply
Avinash Complex in Water St.
Contact 226-3361, 226-7829.
(female). Must have 2 years work
experience & passes in English
& Maths. Apply in person with
written application-: Alabama
Trading, Georgetown Ferry

VACANCY exists for trained
and experienced Teachers in
our Nursery, Primary and
Secondary departments at Mon
Repos, Enterprise, Grove and
Pouderoyen. Call 220-2366,
629-5300, 265-3996.
Apply in person. Persons who
responded to the previous Ads
are also asked to contact ARK
Enterprise/The Container
House, 17 Lombard Street. Tel.
225-7332, 225-9412.
between the ages of 40 and 55
years. Attractive salary and other
benefits. Preferably person
living on the EBD. Apply:
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, EBD, between the
hours of 1 pm and 4 pm.
20 MALES and females to
work at University of Guyana
and other East Coast locations.
(Former employees can re
apply). Contact The Security
Administrator, University of
Guyana, Turkeyen, Campus or
R.K's Security, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
Qualifications: 5 CXC, Maths &
English inclusive, LCC Higher
or equivalent. Must be
computer literate. Experience:
Minimum 2 years in a similar
position. Preferably person
giving on EBD. Appy:
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, EBD.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of NIS
and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 25 and 30,
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets,
Campbellville. Gitown.
TEACHERS for Nursery,
Primary & Secondary. All
subject areas. For 199 Almond
Street, Queenstown,
Georgetown & 32 Estate Road.
Uitvlugt. WCD. 1 Canteen
Attendant and Cleaner for
WCD. Send application to:
Monar Educational Institute. 60
Light Street. Alberttown. Tel. #
223-7226. 227-4798.

LOT 8 Grant 1804
Crabwood, 170 rods x 5 rods
Call 660-0158 or 225-6976.
LARGE plot of land East
Coast public Road. Serious
inquiries. Tel. No. 621-7191.
LARGE plot of land in
Parika, near Market on Public
Road. Going cheap. 225-2873,
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft.
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
- 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-
PRASHAD Nagar $21M.
Call us at Goodwill Realty.
Telephone 223-5204, 225-
2540, 628-7605 or 662-9788.
PHONE 221-2786 OR 625-
200' ft. Ideal for building or
farming $600 000. Ederson's
DEAL of the week for 1 land
- Republic Park, 60' x 120' -
$6.5M. Call us at Goodwill
Realty. Telephone 223-5204,
225-2540, 628-7605 or 662-

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SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location,
miles from V/Hoop
Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670 or
105 x 107 $22M. Industrial
Parcel, built up and fenced,
infrastructures in place and
maintained by Village
Councils, BV 19,994 sq. ft.
(approx. '2 acre)- $17M. Wills
Realty 227-2612, 627-8314.
Kingston $30M, Republic Park
$6.5M, Happy Acres $7M,
Courida Park, West Bank,
Riverside Soesdyke, 50 acres,
Parika Urban Street, South
and other area. Call us at
Goodwill Realty. Telephone
223-5204, 225-2540, 628-
7605 or 662-9788 or visit our

FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
226-1640. '
PHONE: 227-0928.
ONE 2-bedroom!top flat
at 220 Thomas St,, Kitty.
Check within.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
1-BEDROOM. 80 Robb St.
$12 000, single female
preferred. Tel. 612-6852.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
PHONE 225-9944. i
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom air-conditioned
house in Bel Air Park.! Call 225-
HOUSE by itself apt. -
US$500 with AC, phone.
Tony Reid 225-2626, 231-
1-BEDROOM apartment
COUPLE in Kitty. Call 616-
2-BEDROOM bottom
flat, 88 Middle R., La
Penitence $25 000
monthly. Tel. 225-6184.
ONE 3-bedroom top
flat to rent 390 Republic
Park (near to Nursery
School). 644-3555.
3-BEDROOM I apt.
Plaisance Main Road. Call
after 6 pm (Gary) 222-2063.
APARTMENT for rental -
Triumph Village, ECD. Tel.
220-7937, 220-7629.
2-BEDROOM apartment
situated at 207 Barr St., Kitty.
Price $25 000. Miss Shaw.
TWO-BEDROOM lower flat
grilled, self-contained. Married
couple preferably. Tel. 233-
2240:._ __
EXECUTIVE office situated
on United Nations Place
Stabroek, with telephone lines.
Tel. 226-7380.
ROO1S and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
2 APARTMENT to rent
upper flat 2-bedrooms lower flat
1 bedroom 32 North, Vryheid's
Lust. ECD.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
SALON/Barbershop with
two chairs, mirrors, cupboards,
and sofa. Contact #'s 225-
6430, 264-2694.
TO rent one-bedroom
apartment 67 Garnett Street,
Newtown. Kitty. Contact same
SHERIFF St., business
offices $60 000, 2-bedroom -
US$50 daily. Ederson's 226-
ROBB St., business
property $95 000 monthly.
Ederson's 226-5496.

ECCLES, vacant 2-storey
furnished building US$7 000
monthly. Ederson's 226-5496. .......
furnished. Located at 319 East
Street, North, C/burg. Contact
225-5664 or 648-8164.
FURNISHED apartment for
overseas guest at Garnett St.,
C/ville, G/town. Contact Ms. Dee
on 223-1061 or 612-2677
PLACE. Loacated on Sheriff St.,
C/ville. Contact Tel. # 225-6356.
S NEW hotel with 12 fully self-
contained rooms in Regent St.
Space suitable for any type of
businesses. 225-2873, 619-8225.
styled apts. Suitable for a couple
,or single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 231-6429,
FULLY furnished rooms and
:apartments to rent on a short
term basis priced from $4 000
nightly. Cal 227-0902 or 227-
styled apts. Suitable for a couple
or single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 231-6429,
contained apartments available.
Best suited for single person/
couple. Call 226-0210 from 9 am
to 6 pm.
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 612-2677
ONE-BEDROOM house for
$45 000 and rooms for decent
working females. Contact Pre-
view Realty 225-8088.
NEW semi-furnished
concrete house in gated
community with 24 hrs security,
fully grilled, water tank installed.
Farm EBD. Call 625-6734.
QUEENSTOWN two-storey
bldg. residential/offices,
bedrooms each. US$1 200.
Available separately also. Tel.
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat house fully furnished, with
cable TV, phone, own drive way.
Situated at Nandy Park. Call
45 AUSTIN St., C/ville
recently constructed 2-bedroom
upper flat -furnished, 2-bedroom
unfurnished lower flat. Call
621-6879, 612-7112.
KINGSTON 2 large entire
floors for offices or residence.
Charlotte St., 1 large top flat.
Can be used for offices. Call 226-
4420, 225-5910.
EXECUTIVE houses by itself
area Ogle, Atlantic Gardens. Price
- $100 000 to $250 000 neg.
Enquiries pls call 220-7021, Cell
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt. Ideal for couple/single
person US$500 per mth and
US$25 per day. Call 227-3546,
ONE bottom flat apartment
to rent, 205 Thomas St., Kitty, 4
houses from Stanley Road ($25
000), female person. Call 231-
NEW concrete building, 2-
bedroom upper flat B/V, ECD -
$25 000 monthly, working
persons only. Contact Mrs. Grant
- 220-3173.
2-BEDROOM house, fully
grilled 30 x 10 garage. Fenced
yard. Section A, Diamond, EBD
- $25 000 negotiable. 616-1598,
2-BEDROOM bottom flat -
$25 000. Location 88 Middle
Road, La Penitence. Tel. 225-
U.G. AREA, newly
constructed and fully furnished
executive concrete building with
all modern facilities. Telephone
business, space 500 sq. ft.,
ground floor central, AC cooling
immediately available. 642-
4827 negotiable.
ONE office/store space to
rent on Church St.. G/town 2
buildings before Camp St. $55
000 per month, utilities
inclusive. Call Sandra 226-
3284, 616-8280 for

NANDY Park, Republic Park,
Peter's Hall. 233-6160.
KITTY 1-bedroom
furnished $45 000. Tel. 231-
BEL Air Park 2-bedroom
top flat, semi-furnished $80
000. Tel. 231-4228.
NORTH Rd. & Alexander
Street office for doctor, dentist
or consultative office, etc. Call
BEL Air Park 3-bedroom
unfurnished house, AC, hot &
cold US$1 500. Tel. 226-1192,
NEW 2-bedrocdm self-
contained flat. Tiled bath, etc.
B21 Air Park facing' Duncan
Street. 226-2675.
bedroom unfurnishediop flat,
hot & cold, AC, phone $40
000. Tel. 226-1192, 623-7742.
ROOMS for rent single
person $3 500 & $3 000,
willing to share $2 000 weekly.
Call Natasha 225-6832 or 612-
4355 from 7 am 8 pm.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water,
in gated community. Weekly or
monthly rental. Contact Ganesh
- 618-5070, 264-2946.
BACK concrete building
measuring 52' x 35' suitable
for cold storage, processing
plant, etc. at Public Road, Mc
oom Village. Tel. 226-1903.
LOWER flat business,
upper flat offices. Three-
bedroom house, two rooms,
single working females.
DeFreitas Associates, Tel. 225-
0502, 609-2302.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to
$250 000 neg. Enquiries pls.
Call 220-7021. Cell 624-6527.
ANNA Catherina, WCD -
large one-flat concrete building
for rent or sale. Ideal location.
Formerly computer school/Royal
Restaurant. Contact 276-0551.
MEADOW Brook $80 000,
South Ruimveldt $50 000, Kitty
- $50 000 and many more above
-$60 000. Phone 225-2709,
225-5198, 225-0989.'
TWO (2)-flat 'building
situated at Festival Building,
North Ruimveldt. Equipped with
overhead water tanks,i and car
port negotiable. $40 000. Tel. #
3-BEDROOM top flat
Lamaha Gardens $65 000,
3-bedroom top flat, Industry -
$35 000. N. P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-
$22 000, $32 000, $45 000, $50
000. FURNISHED $26 000, $30
000, $45 000. ROOMS $11 000
- $16 000. Call 231-6236.
ONE three-bedroom top flat,
semi-furnished, telephone,
parking, Queenstown $65 000
only long term tenants
considered. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314.
TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp Street
for Airline, Salon, Real Estate,
Advertising Agency, Office or
any other business. Contact
Samad. Tel. 225-5026
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent. Suitable
for overseas 'visitors on short term
basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
unfurnished apartments one,
two, three & four bedrooms.
Queenstown residential, from
US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225.
A FURNISHED two-bedroom
concrete house situated at
Lamaha Park. Parking space, big
yard space, light, water, phone.
rice $60 000 neg. Call 223-
2919 or 629-6059.
ONE new one-bedroom
apartment in Georgetown with
inside toilet, bath, wash sink,
kitchen, and dining room for
single female or UG student, etc.
$30 000 per month. 621-4928.
KITTY 3-bedroom
downstairs US$400, very
modern house by itself US$300.
1-bedroom for a single person.
Lots more. Call 225-8578.
2-BEDROOM top apt.,
furnished @$45 000, 3-
bedroom, 2-flat house, furnished
@S70 000, 3-bedroom, 2-flat
house unfurnished, electric
alarm, etc $80 000. Other
suitable for diplomats. Call 226-

FULLY furnished property in
residential Bourda Area. Consists
of five self-contained bedrooms
and carport for four cars. Can
also be used as an Office. Rental
very reasonable and negotiable.
Phone 645-0133, 231-7745.
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UNFURNISHED apartment -
$40 000, Beauty Salon $60
000, Snackette $80 000,
Business place, Regent St. -
$120 000, Internet Cafe,
Restaurant, Office space. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-0545.
Office 642-0636.
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.
ONE top flat 2-be,droom
house semi- furnished, toilet;
bath, overhead tank, fully
grilled, private yard at 47
'Urban Street, Wortmanville, G/
town. Working couple preferred:
Serious enquiries. Rental $35
000. Call 231-1487, 622-3241
between 9 am and 7 pm.
Air Park, Courida Park,
Queenstown, Atlantic Ville,
Atlantic Gardens, Waterloo St.,
Lamaha Gardens. HOMES:
Waterloo St., Georgetown,
Atlantic Gardens, Bel Air Park,
Lamaha Gardens, Nandy Park,
GuySuCo Gardens. Call Up-to-
the-Minute Realty. Tel. 225-
8097 227-0721 Debbie,
furnished 4-bedroom, master
with AC US$600. THOMAS
STREET: 2-bedroom,
unfurnished top flat $70 000
and a whole 3-bedroom
building, unfurnished $100
000 PLUS many great homes in
Prashad Nagar, University
Gardens, and Bel Air Park with
rents ranging from US$1 500 to
US$5 000 and lots more all over.
Call 226-7128, 615-6124
with Style."
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
TO LET Regent St. US$2 500,
Sheriff St. $80 000 US$2
000, Avenue of Republic US$4
000, Brickdam US$3 000,
Cummings St. US$3 500,
Lombard St. US$1 500,
Alberttown US$1 200,
Charlotte St. US$1 600.
Cummings St. US$1 000,
United Place US$900, High
St., Kingston US$4 000, Camp
St. US$1 000, Bel Air Park -
US$3 500 US$5,000. Bel Air
Springs US700, Lamaha Gdns
- US$3 000, Camp St. $60
000, and more house to let. Call
Future Homes Realty.
OFFICE Business -
Hadfield St., High St., Lamaha
St., Eccles Public Rd., Thomas
St., Upper Regent St.. Camp St.,
Lombard St., Sheriff St.,
Kingston. Lombard. BONDS/
Bel Air, BV, ECD, Water St.
Air Springs US$2 000, Dowding
St., Kersaint Park, Lama Ave.,
BAP, Public Road, Kitty. SEMI-
FUR. -\Bel Air Pk, Prashad Nagar,
New Haven, South Ruimveldt
Gdns., Pike St. Contact
AGENCY 226-4362,, 621-
8187, 621-4802. Email
ONE three-bedroom fur. flat
in residential area US$1 300;
one three-bedroom semi-fur.
concrete house at Johanna
Cecilia, Essequibo Coast, large
fenced premises water available
fridge stove, etc., $50 000;
seven-bedroom house. Tucville
- $55 000; three-bedroom house
on double lot, Courida Pk. -
US$500; one five-bedroom fur.
house in residential area -
US$900; one three-bedroom
executive house Bel Air Pk. -
US$1 500; one four-bedroom
house, fur., Nandy Pk. US$1
500; one three-bedroom house.
fur., Republic Pk. US$1 500
neg.; Business place for rental,
Camp St. $7u 000; room
suitable for Barber Shop. etc. -
$20 000; one seven-room
building suitable for offices or
residence. Lamaha Gardens -
US$3 000: one pristine flat.
suitable for executive type
office, Kingston $160.000; one
three-bedroom semi-fur, top flat,
Queenstown $75 000. Wills
Really 227-1612. 627-8314

"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
(office/residence) US$2 500,
Bel Air Park US$1 500, Kitty -
$60 000, $45 000, US$750 (F/
F), US$500 (F/F) Caricom/
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 200.
EAST BANK: School- $120000,
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-storey
residential/office/bond US$1
500, Nandy Park $40 000,
residence/business/office -
Cummings & Light $120 000,
New Haven US$750.

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
WE have the best above 10
million, 50% deduction. Phone
225-2709, 225-5198.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
-please call. Price negotiable
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price negotiable.
Call: 223-4938.
2-STOREY concrete
property, 3 bedrooms, large
yard. Two houses from Texaco
on High Street. 231-1996.
DO you have a property to
sell/rent. DeFreitas Associates,
Realtors, Valuators. Tel. 225-
0502, 609-2302.
FURNISHED 2-storeyed
concrete house at Ruimzeight
Gardens, WCD. Ipsum vehicle,
PJJ 75. Tel. 225-9245.
D'Urban Street, 2-bedroom
cottage. Asking $5M. Norbert
deFreitas. 231-1506, 642-5874.
George Street, 2-family wooden.
needs some repairs $7.8M
negotiable. 642-4827.
building with three-bedroom and
yard space. Price $9M neg.
lephone 642-0636.
CUMMINGS Street, High
Street, Herstelling, Anna
Catherina, Windsor Forest. 233-
building located in Triumph
Backlands on large plot of land.
Make an offer. Must be sold. Call
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
killed in New Amsterdam. Tel:
33-2500. _
REGENT ST. new, 3-storey
steel building divided into 4
sections, AC US$1.3M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ESSEQUIBO, Queenstown
- vacant possession 3-bedroom
mansion $19M/US$95 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
storeyed executive concrete
building. No repairs needed.
Price negotiable. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency. Office -
225-0545, 642-0636.
neg., Bel Air Park $21M,
Su ryanville $19M & $27M.
Atlantic Gdns $25M, La
Penitence $14M, Kitty- $14M.
Charlestown $5.5M. Tel. 226-
1192, 623-7742.
Waterloo Street, Bel Air Park.
Subryanville, Atlantic Gardens,
Atlantic Ville, East S..
Georgetown (ideal for school).
Nandy Park (large building). Call
Up-to-the-Minute Realty
Debbie or Kenrick 225-8097,

ECCLES, EBD vacant
large bond 6000 sq. ft. 25 ft
high roof $45M/US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB ST. near Bourda
Market 3 2-storey wooden
buildings $30M neg.
Ederson's 22-5496.
NON Pariel, EC Public
Rd., 2-storey building. deal for
doctor's office $16M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
KERSAINT Park, vacant -
2-storey concrete 3-bedroom
mansion $15M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
HOPE, EBD Riverside
business $12.5M/US$63 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
BEL Air Park ne" 2-
storey concrete 4-bedroom
mansion $24M/US$,120 000.
Ederson's 22 6-5496.
storey concrete building 4
bedrooms. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 .6
GOOD Hope, EB Esseq.
Buildings 4 900 sq. ft., land -
44 064 sq. ft. resort $15M/
US$75 000. Edersons 226-
5 4 9 6
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey 4,bedroom
building $14M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
STATION St., vacant 2-
storey 3-bedroom mansion.
bottom business -i $23M/
US$115 000. Ederson's -
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
ROBB St., Bourda 2-
storey concrete business 40'
x 80', land 50' x 100' -$40M/
US$200 000. Ederson's -
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey mansion, area
for bond $30M/US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
2-6TOREY business
residential property at 56 Section
D Cumberland, East Canje -
phone,-electricity, etc. Price neg.
Tel. 628-5264, 339-2678.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudys
Liquor Restaurant (corner ot)-
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
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.
PARIKA Reserve Road
just off main road -: Pet Shop.
building 3-storey building and
land. Asking $39M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-
TWO-STOREY concrete
building 45 x 30, land -
61 x 48, driveway 120 x 8,
amenities. Rental of $75
000. Price neg. After seeing
tel. # 226-3033, 616-5960
GROVE $6.5M & $12M, W.
Ruimveldt $8M, P/Nagar -
SERVICES 223-4928 648-4799.
LOOKING for some
organization to sell, rent or
manage your property? Call
Pre-view Realty 225-8088.
We offer a very reliable service
"Honesty" is our best policy.
bedroom flat property, 241
Freeman Street. East La
Penitence ( 2 min. walk for
KFC Mandela Avenue). Price -
$4.9M. Contact 223-6435.
Serious enquiries only.
3-BEDROOM two-storey
wooden building. Fully grilled,
in Uitvlugt. WCD, downstairs
enclosed or business Make an
offer, must be sold. No
reasonable offer refused. Call
624-5397 or 444-7595.
ONE small one-bedroom
house with hall and kitchen
large land space. Mon Repos
Railway Embankment, just tI
main entrance $1 4.1 r- .
Owner migrating 62'-4'
Transfer available.
ONE 2-storey concrete
building in Eccles u nn:
Scheme. Five rooms .. i,.,
air-conditloned). '.t sitt!rl
rooms and full yard sioe.
ideal f. : smail business. Price
$12 mniihon Cal 622-3392

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24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 6,2006

ONE three-storey
building 33 000 sq. ft. at
Parika. deal 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.
MILLION dollars
deduction buying property is a
planed event. Queenstown -
$11.5M, Kitty $9.5M,
Prashad Nagar $12.5M, Sec.
'K' $14M, Meadow Brook -
$13.5M, South $9.8M,
Guyhoc Park $8.8M, Bel Air
Park $20M. Call Ms. Tucker
or Mr. Sookdeo Tel. # 231-
2064, 52709 ........
SOUTH Ruimveldt Park,
Aubrey Barker Road, two-
storey, family, five-bedroom -
$12.5M, Bar Street, Kitty,
popular business place,
rashad Nagar, Thomas
Street, Cummingsburg, two-
family front house $11.5M
neg. Contact Roberts Realty,
First Federation Life Bldg. Tel.
227-7627, 227-3768, 644-
2099 cell.
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 arage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
806; evening 225-8410.
PRASHAD Nagar $21M,
$15M, Bel Air Park $15M,
$16.5M, Queenstown $18M.
Charlestown $10M, North -
$20M, Robb Street $15M.
Regent $20M, $28M, $30M,
US$1.5M, Avenue of Republic,
Kingston and other business
and residential areas. Call us
at Goodwill Realty.
Telephone 223-5204, 225-
2540, 628-7605 or 662-9788
or visit our website Email:
ONE new two-flat
concrete building, separate
occupancy, three bedrooms -
upper, two lower, parking for
more than one vehicle, Kitty -
$13M; one two-flat concrete
and wooden building, three
bedrooms upper, two lower,
D'Urban St., Lodge $6.5M:
one two-flat concrete house.
one-family, two baths, two
toilets, modern kitchen
cupboards, two verandahs, to
be sold with/without furniture.
Non Pariel, ECD $17M neg.
Wills Realty 227-2612, 627-
fully furnished and air
conditioned four-bedroom
property situate at Lot 2
Public Road, Little Diamond.
East Bank Demerara with
going business, large bond.
deal for expansion to provide
minimum of 10 self-contained
rooms with a full Brazilian
Restaurant to cater for arriving/
departing Brazilian/otner
travellers as well as World Cup
Cricket fans, etc. Price
Negotiable. For serious
enquiries contact owner at
above address or on telephone
numbers (w) 225-5457, (h) 265-
HIGH ST. Charlestown,
property on land 31' x 80' -
$18M; one two-flat concrete
building on large land, Nismes,
WBD $8.5M: two house lots
80 x 113, LBI $6M each; one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden house on 14 000 sq.
ft. of land, LBI $18M; one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden building in good
condition. W/Rust $22M neg.;
one five-bedroom concrete
and wooden building on
double lot, Atlantic Gardens -
$20M; one two-bedroom
wooden cottage on stilts, St.
Stephen's Street, Charlestown
$2.8M; one three-bedroom
building on '/2 acre land, Land
of Canaan $15M; one large
property on High Street,
Kingston 60 x 180 ft. -
$125M; one concrete split level
two-bedroom building on
large land, Canal No. 2, WBD
$6M; one two-flat concrete
and wooden five-bedroom
building in good condition,
Bourda $16M; one sawmill
operation complete with
equipment on large land by
riverside with own transformer
$50M. WILLS REALTY- 227-
2612, 627-8314.

GREIA South Ruimveldt 3-
bedroom top flat, bottom not
enclosed $6.5M, Lamaha
Street, back building $6.5M,
D'Andrade Street, Newtown -
back building $6M, Eccles,
EBD $3M, Canal No. 2- $3M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737.
"Have Faith in Christ, today". 227-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i : Bel
Air Park 45/26/22/13, Bel Air
Gardens $50M, Blygezight -
$23M, Campbellville $15M/
$30M, Middle St. $30M/$55M,
Carmichael St. $28M,
Subryanville $26M,
Queenstown $45/$30M/$20M/
$15M, Kitty- $17M/$15M/$12M,
D'Urban St. $18M, Prashad
Nagar $20M, Section $45M,
North Road $32M, Georgetown
business $575M/$85M. EAST
BANK Prospect (business) -
$12M, Eccles AA/BB/CC, Nandy
Park $18M, Grove $16M/
10M, Diamond, Friendship -
Roraima Trust $12M, $60M,
Parika $120M, De Kendren -
$9M, EAST COAST Atlantic
Gardens $34M/$28M/$26M/
$13M, Happy Acres $26M,
Foulis/Enmore $8M, Kissoon
Park Good Hope $9M,/$3M,
Courbane Park $6.8M, Ogle -
$25M, Lusignan $12M/$3.3M,
Imax Gardens $8M/$6M/$5M,
Triumph $8M/$18M, Mahaica
(business) $50M, Earl's Court,
LBI $10M. Prices negotiable.
AGENCY. We have land for all
application house lots, housing
scheme, residential
commercial, industrial
agricultural and special purposes
in Regions 2 3 4 5, 6 and 10.
Tel. 226-4362, Cell 621-8287,
621-4802 Email
Oronoque St. 80 ft. x 40 ft. -
$12M. Duncan St. 120 ft. x 60
ft. $18M. Meadow Brook Gdns.
11,299 sq. ft. $15M, David St.
120 ft. x 50 ft. $20M, Camp
St. 122 ft. x 62 ft. $30M,
Water St. 308 ft. x 193 ft. -
US$1.5M, Oleande-'Gdns. 120
ft. x 87 ft. $15M, Ogle 90 ft.
x 60 ft. $6M, Earl' Court, ECD
8 700 sq. ft. $5M, La
Ressouvenir, ECD 6 000 sq. ft.
$5M each, Vryheid's Lust, ECD
140 ft 75 ft- $17M, Triumph 1
'/ acres $16M. Chateau Margot
150 x 40 ft. $3.5M, Craig -
10,673 sq. ft. $7.5M, Hope,
EBD 10,900 sq ft $7.5M, La
Union 6,000 sq. ft. $3M,
Pouderoyen 300 ft. x 48 ft. -
$3M, Bel Air WCB, 45 acres -
$3M, Land of Canaan. 150 acres
$140M. Soesdyke, 200 ft. x 60
ft. $8M, Susannah Rust, 40
acres, 105 acres $16M, $25M,
Strand. New Amsterdam 18,762
sq ft. 15,115 sq. ft.

COLOURS. TEL. 220-1014.
ONE MF 290 Tractor in
working order. 260-0910.
ALL household furniture
like new. Phone 225-1016.
Grasscutter. Tel. 227-
6012, 218-1711.
LARGE quantities of
mango achar. Call 227-3285
or 623-9852.
1 SECOND hand freezer,
working condition $50 000. Tol.
PIT bull pups. 9 wks old,
dewormed and vaccinated.
Tel. 223-4072.
1 BAND saw, 6" plane jointer,
electrical rip saw, 1 drill press.
Tel. 642-0336.
PURE Bred Doberman
puppies. Vaccinated, tails
docked. 233-5859, 623-0501.
LOCATION. CALL 227-4912.
NEW Canon Photo
copiers 15 pages per
minutes -$165 000. Call
ONE Ford tractor 6640,
working order, one trailer. 649-
ONE Lister 6 HP single cyl.,
water cool engine with generator.
Tel. 624-9124.
FIAT Tractor 4WD 80 66,
one Boughton 10-ton winch,
double speed, new. 663-1921.

EARTH for sale delivery
to spot. Tel. 626-7127.
MERCURY for mining in
wholesale & retail
quantities. Call 610-3804.
q u .. r !.t.e.. . a .I_ ...6.- ------------------ -.8( .
LEOTARDS & tights from $1
000, 122 Merriman's Mall,
Bourda. Call Roxie 227-8538.
MIXED breed pups Pit bull/
Doberman. Dewormed and
vaccinated. Tel. # 222-3986.
NEW Briggs & Stratton
Pressure washer 2200 psi
pressure $98 000. Call 225-
CHLORINE tablets 3"
for swimming pools only.
Phone 227- (8am 4 pm).
Mon. Fri.
1 STAINLESS steel food
cart, complete with deep fryers,
hot plate and more. Phone 226-
2" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
purple heart sluice $0.5M.
ocated Middle Mazaruni. Call
1 STEEL boat 96-ft.
length, 14-ft. 6 inches width, 6-
ft. depth. Contact 619-3090,
1 20-feet stainless steel
holding room (freezer) with
compressor and blowers. 233-
5859, 623-0501.
RABBITS & Rabbit meat,
live, various ages from $1 000
each. Meat $500 Ib.
Telephone 261-5366.
IMPORTED blood liner
boxer puppies, 2 wks old. Call
645-7649, 223-9927, 231-5369.
HALAL Plucked chicken for
sale in any quantity. Contact
642-0282, 662-9922, 619-5092.
NEW Pioneer DVD
duplicators copies 5 DVDs
simultaneously $169 000. Call
1 set of RAV 4 wheels and
tyres, slightly used, 216 x 70 x
6. Contact 624-3044, 222-
SMALL fridge, queen
size bed, dining set, nibby
chair set, used computer.
Going cheap. 231-5767.
PHILLIPS 64" flat screen
TV Bose 321 Home
Entertainment System Series
two. 226-4177, 225-2319, 641-
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
NEW Dell Dimension
Pentium 4 computers 17" Black
Dell monitors, internet ready, lyr
warranty $98 000. Call 225-
THREE (3) female German
Shepherd pups, fifteen(15) weeks,
old vaccinated and dewormed.
Contact 231-9912, 622-7374.
ONE Nissan diesel patrol
Station Wagon Toyota car AT
140, Honda generator 6 500
watts. Tel. 220-1014.
ONE Male Blue Pitbull and
one female Fawn Pitbull.
Contact Andrew # 220-0669,
1 COMPLETE music set with
2 5-disc CD player, 2 amplifiers,
1 cassette player, 1 equaliser, 1
mid range, 1 CD burner. Tel.
BRAND new Split System AC
24 000 BTU, 18 000 BTU, 12
000 BTU, fully remote control.
Tel. 226-9029, 225-2873, 619-
8225. I
IBM Think Pad Lap top
P111 500 MHz, 196 MB RAM,
10 GB H/Drive, CD ROM, WIN
XP $75 000. Tel. 626-8911.
1 PURE Bred German
Shepherd female. 7 months and
1 Pure Bred German Shepherd -
19 months. Call 233-5859, 623-
ONE Invacare Homecare
bed, imported in August 2005.
No reasonable offer refused.
Please call telephone number
PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps, motors,
belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
600 watts speakers boxes 1500
watts each (speakers, horn,
tweeter, etc) brand new. 622-
0267, 629-2239.
AIR Conditioning Units -
sales, repairs installation, new
unit from $80 000. Contact 622-
7971. 613-9920.

NEW 7 500 watts portable.
Low noise generator, used 2 700
watts generator, new DeWalt
router. Tel. 225-0502, 609-2302.
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine; 1
Power Inverter, 1 000 watts. Tel.'
... .................... .... ........
38-FT. BOAT, seine,
engine, ice box. 1 Pool Table,
1 Canter, 1 Nissan Pick Up, 1
Corona Car. Tel. 275-0344/275-
Club (1300 DVD & 5000 cassettes).
Located at Merriman's Mall.
Contact Ronald 223-0972/223-
BRAND new Motorola L7
(Silver) desk top computer,
portable DVD player, Discman,
Compaq gaming lap top. Call
619-2373, 231-8773.
1 200 YAMAHA Out-board
engine in working condition, 1
18 000 watts, 110 220 3-
cylinder diesel generator
(working). Call 662-6790 or 661-
122. s __
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.
JOHN Deere 30 KVA diesel
enerator like new, Loveson
0 Hp engine, large compressor
with tank, large grinding
machine with stones. 226-417,
225-2319, 641-2634.
New AT 192 radiators. Brass
and copper type with full one-
year warranty. Price $48 000.
Other models also available.
Call 227-2844, 8:30 am 5 pm,
Mon. Fri.
DELL Computer complete
with printer, etc. Daewoo Fridge,
4-burner stove, sharp
microwave, bar table, other
household items. Claybrick
Road, Goedverwagting, ECD.
Telephone No. 222-2196.
BODY parts AT 170, AT
150, AE 91, FB 13, FB 12, ET
176, SV 22, ST182, EP 82, EP
71, Turbo engines &
transmission, door fender,
windscreens. Contact Eddie's
Auto Spares 227-2835.
OR 226-7648, 226-2420.
2005 YAMAHA R1, 2004
Ninja 6362 XR, 2005 Yamaha
R6, 2002 Toyota Tundra V6 4 x
4 20 chrome wheels, side steps.
bubble back tray, 2005 Tacoma
X Runner V6 also parts and
accessories. Tel. 444-6617, 612-
1 6-HEAD Robinson planer
and shaper, 3-phase complete
with cutter head, dust extractor,
overhead funnels and blade
sharpener, fully reconditioned
ready to work, 1 cross cut saw 3-
phase all as a going concern.
Call Tel. 233-3014, 233-3015,
233-2772. For inspection. Price
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
Wadkin 6-head moulder, 1 -
J. J. Smith Co. 5-head moulder.
1 dust collector, flat blades,
slotted blades, blots and nuts for
slotted blade, V Joint & Grove
& Tongue Cutter, Drill press,
Grinders, sleeves, compressor
jointers. Tel. 270-6460. 644-
0150, 609-7852
1 000 PIECES new
cellular phone parts and
accessories for all types of
cellular phones included
chargers. All for $300 000. 1
large photocopy machine,
Xerox 5028, needs servicing,
240v $150 000. 1 inter
system consists of 6 complete
computer, complete 1 server,
complete units with all cables
and accessories monitor, CPU,
Printer, Key board, UPC
stabilisers, scanner headphone,
etc. $350 000, lots of extra
spares you can't believe it. 2
round tables, 1 plastic, 1
fibreglass with 1 umbrella $20
000. 1 large metal cabinet two
half doors, 5 shelves, for storage
of stationery $25 000. 2 4-
drawer metal filing cabinet -
$20 000 each. Owner migrating.

BOB Cat skid steel & trailer
extra grapple bucket. Tel. # 254-
1360. Price neg.
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11
car, perfect condition. Property
at 75E Garnett Street, Kitty.
Phone 225-1911 office hours.
2 CEMENT mixer with Lister
engine, 1 3-cyl. Lister diesel
engine 34.5 Hp, 1 part engine
Cummins 855 old model. 624-
1 IMPORTED Slate pool
table next to new, 1 Jialing 125
scooter motorcycle. Excellent
condition $125,000. Call 629-
EARTH, sand and reef sand
delivery to spot. We also
specialise in excavating,
grading leveling of land
clearing, pipe laying. Tel. #
229-2520, 619-5660.
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.
PUPPIES mixed mostly
German Shepherd, 7 weeks old,
vaccinated and dewormed. Call
Jean or Jonelle at 70 Victoria
Avenue, AA Eccles. Telephone
2 EACH Doberman mixed
Ridgeback, cross breed pups.
Vaccinated and dewormed. 2
each 3 600 watts Lantrac
inverter charger. Call 226-3526
or cell 623-8934.
1 DIESEL 3KVA Generator
& 3 Hp engine. Excellent
condition. Price $200 000 neg.
1 Honda generator 1 000 watt
with battery charger. Excellent
$75 000. Call 629-4236, 628-
NEW 24 x 48 aluminium
sash windows with screens,
Black ($10 000 each). 1 new
36 x 80 Purple Heart panel
door (back door), two halves
$18 000. 220-3173 Contact
FRIDGES, freezers, 1
Honda 2" water pump, 1 Nissan
Caravan minibus. 1 Toyota 4 x
4 with all bars and lights (fully
equipped). All in excellent
condition 8 acres of land at EBE
all at give away prices. Tel.
225-8802, 629-5387.
COMPUTER Programmes
(from $2 000) Office 2003. Corel
Draw 12. AutoCAD 2006, Adobe
Premiere Pro, Alter Effects,
Hollowcod FX, Any Accounting
& Point of Sale. Dreamweaver
MX, 7TP pro, Antivirus. Maves
Beacon Typing 15 and much
more. Call Anthony 222-5330,
233-5192, 625-7090.
1 2 000 WATTS
transformer, 110v 240v to 110v
$8 000. 1 digital camera used
floppy disc. complete with
charger $20 000, 1 16-feet
aluminium ladder in 2 8-feet
half new English made $25
000, 1 4-feet platform ladder for
cleaning $10 000, 1 Makita
electric chain saw 110v $26
000, 1 cross cut saw, 110v Black
& Decker $8 000, 1 large drill
press Milwakee Delta, 110 -
40v $105 000, 1 bench type
drill press, 110v English $60
000, 1 side and edge sander,
110v 240v on stand $30
000, 1 industrial and
commercial Dayton vacuum
cleaner with large dust bag,
110v $35 000, 1 truck hydraulic
dump pump $40 000, 200
new tyre liners for truck size 20 -
$1 0]0 each, 1 large fire proof,
1 small iron safe, need fixing,
both $105 000, 1 bench
grinder large 110v $30,000 neg,
10 5-gallon bucket carpet
paste sealed $5 *000 per
bucket. Owner migrating 621-

F 150. TEL. 623-5534, 227-
CONTACT # 623-0957.
CALL 647-9708. PRICE NEG.
643-4787 OR 223-3768,
CONTACT NO. 270-4266.

$1.7M NEG. TEL. # 642-
1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
unregistered. Price neg.
Co n t actRyan -_629-7010.
ONE Bedford TL 500
10-ton dump truck, GFF
4370. Call 626-1315.
3600 HONDA $700 000. #
1 DODGE Dakota Sport
Extra Cab Pick-up, 20 000 km.
Tel 222-5741- Sally.
1 RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel. 227-
5748, 629-3996.
1 15-SEATER RZ minibus.
Good condition. 227-5748,
ONE Toyota Sera PJJ
series, excellent condition.
Contact Mark 624-1821.
USHA 616-9378.
ONE (1) Four-Runner,
immaculate condition, PHH
series. Call 220-0903, 640-
1 JEEP Wrangler excellent
condition for sale. 1 Jeep
Wrangler shell. Tel. 625-
ONE ET 176 Toyota
Carina, stick gear wagon. Call
Jeffrey. Cell # 622-8350.

The place you need
to be when


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

1 RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel.
227-7548. 629-3996.
IRZ minibus music,
mags, excellent working
condition $1.1M. Contact
1 TOYOTA IST, late 2003,
low mileage, leather interior,
remote start, alarm, DVD/TV,
17" mag rims, fully powered.
Call 613-0613.
1 AE 91 Corolla. fully
powered. Price $650 000.
Contact 621-4104, 227-3388.
excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully powered.
Tel. 222-2905, 641-3821.
ONE Toyota Sera PJJ
series, excellent condition.
Contact Mark 624-1821.
ONE 2002 Hilux Extra Cab
pickup. Fully loaded. Call 623-
7291. 226-7346.
like new $160 000 negotiable.
Contact Gary. Tel. 225-8251,
registered, 28 000 Km. $3 000
000 negotiable Owner
migrating. 642-9600, 233-
1 F-150 Ford with double
air bag, mag rims, excellent
condition. Price $3.5M neg.
Tel. 220-3864.
excellent condition, fully
power, automatic, 15 inches
mags, stereo set. Cell 629-
AT 170 CORONA, manual
gear $800 000; AE 91 Corolla.
automatic $490 000. Tel. 227-

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246 Caterpillar Skid,
steer, excellent condition.
Call 623-3404, 222-6510.
BENZ yr 2000, low
mileage, just arrived.
Negotiable. 642-4827.
246 Caterpillar Skid,
steer, excellent condition.
Call 623-3404, 222-6510.
1 580C Hymac, 1 MF
399 tractor, Perkins engine
& spares. Call 616-9402._
1 RZ long base mini
bus, working condition,
mags, music, etc. $900
000 Call 265-3989.
ONE Nissan condor. Short
base, GHH series. Enclosed.
Price $1.3M neg. Call 663-
8716, Papo.
NISSAN Pick up diesel,
extra cab, 4x4. Price neg. Tel.
641-9547 or 623-5463.
ONE AE 91 Corolla, fully
powered, PFF series. Excellent
condition. Tel. 270-4465, 220-
6320, 642-6159.
1 AT 150 CARINA,
automatic, executive
condition, one owner. Price
$425 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400. 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Vanette Largo
minibus, 12-seater, manual,
excellent to fetch goods Price
- $450 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400. 621-5902
1 AT 170 CARINA.
automatic, fully powered, AC,
hardly used, one owner. Price
- $825 000. Contact Rocky -,
225-1400. 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ diesel
minibus, 15-seater excellent
condition. BJJ 9377. Tel. 223-
4472, 623-6335, 618-4481.
ONE Toyota AT 192
Carina, in excellent
condition. AC, mag rims,
fully powered, etc. Tel. 256-
3216. 621-3875.
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rinms
& 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
(white). Going cheap.
uzuki Vitara, 4-door. Call
227-5500, 227-2027.
Immaculate condition.
Vehicle never registered -
$1.8M. Call 225-2611.
1 TOYOTA Dyna, 3-ton
freezer truck. 1 Hilux 4x4 Extra
Cab Pick up. Tel. 619-6595.
TOYOTA Marino -
immaculate condition.
Contact owner on tel. no. 222-
4063, 624-5052.
F-150 XLT fully loaded,
AC, mag rims, DVD, Box with
three speakers. Price $4 700
000. Tel. 225-6037.
TOYOTA Corolla AE 91
and AE 100 Carina AT 170,
Corona AT 170. Call City Taxi
Service. 226-7150.
2 40-HP Yamaha outboard
engines. 1 25 HP Yamaha, 1
25 Marine, 1 15 HP Power
head. Call 609-7565, 220-
ONE Nissan Sunny
wagon, mag rims, in working
condition. $250 000 or best
offer. Tel. 270-4465 or 642-
1 RZ Minibus Long
Base. 1 Lite Ace small bus.
Both in excellent condition.
Phone 268-3953
SUNNY B15 2003
Model. Finished only 6
000 miles. Vehicle never
registered $2.3M. Call
1 AT 192 Carina A/C,
Tape, alarm, mags, spoiler,
PGG series. Never in hire.
Tel. 229-6271/Cell: 625-
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-
ONE Toyota AT 192,
Carina in excellent condition.
Fully powered, alarm, AC, mag
rim. tane pn --pj-,
222-3' 86-. e
series, immaculate
condition o
neqoti ,'- .,* M
Mi;nt condition.
Contact 276-0245, 628-

ONE Toyota Ipsum 7-seater.
Immaculate condition. Fully
loaded. Contact # 322-5226.
S 1 RZ minibus music, mags.
excellent working condition
$1.1M. Small credit can be
arranged. Contact 218-4060.
(Convertible) 5-speed 4WD
roller bars, etc. PGG series.
Must sell. 622-7797.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
1 NEW Model RZ diesel
3000 CC Turbo. GJJ series, Long
base, never worked iire. Tel
220-6699 or 664-3323.


LzOO Diesel,

Year 2000

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1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
excellent condition, mag rims.
fog lamps, original spoiler. Price
neg. Telephone 622-0322.
ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck,
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/
ONE Toyota AE 81 Corolla,
automatic transmission, red. As
is. Asking price $380 000. Tel.
# 648-8153, 223-8867.
AT 212 Carina, AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Corolla, EP 92
Starlet 4-door, AT 170 Corona.
Amar 227-2834, Cell 621-
good condition mag rims,
stick gear, tape deck. Tel:
626-6837 a-ter hours # 220-
1 NISSAN Pick up, excellent
condition. GFF series, hydraulic
back door. Contact 644-1594,
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded. Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW, PM, PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021.
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
1 BLUE Toyota Hilux diesel
2L Turbo 4 x 4, Extra Cab auto,
full loaded, mags, crash bar,
bed liner, etc. Call 223-5172,
FORD 150 Pick Up. 3 doors,
ood condition, CD/Tape player,
ubble tray dual air bag, mag
rims, etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3) wheel roller. 3
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call 623-
3404, 222-6708.
TOYOTA Corolla EE 103
Wagon, 1996 Model. Excellent
condition, never registered $1
350 000 negotiable. Contact
276-0245, 628-4197.
loaded DVD/Player and
excellent working condition, 15"
rims. Contact Ralph 616-7682,
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more information
Contact: 264-2946.
1 929 MAZDA Wagon, back
wheel drive, needs minor body
....", vvuu wurKing condition -
$250 000 neg. Contact 233-
5133 (w), 233-6250 (h).
4 RZ minib,'
S mini..,, 'HH series,
;o, eye, 1 AE 100 Sprinter, PHH
series, 1 AE 81 Corolla, PFF
series. Tel. 642-4564, 615-3667,
223-6209, 269-0258.

ONE 1986 Toyota Land
Cruiser, Metallic Blue, mag rims,
good condition, runs perfect.
asking pric -' $1.8M
S.1..-,r1.1, Contact 260-4465,

HILUX Surf 4 x 4 4-door
enclosed $2.4M neg., 1 GJJ
Leyland DAF double axle truck
with hyhab, dump 20-cyd. tray.
Price neg. Call 640-2365.
ONE AT 170 Corona car.
Toyota standard macis, lately
refurbished AC, PW. PM, tape
deck $775 000 negotiable. Tel.
6 1-5087, 218-3018
1 TOYOTA Marino -
immaculate condition, remote
start, alarm, pioneer. sound
.yst.'iii, 1 ir Ins, spoiler, PGG
930. Tel. r 2' -5859. 623-0501,
4-DOOR Toyota Starlet,
new model. Toyota Previa
minivan. DVD & CD player.
power windows, mag rims, etc.
Tel. #226-9029. 225-2873, 619-
ONE AT 170 Corona.
Colour: Cream Pearl, fully
powered, automatic. mag rims,
alarm. PGG series. Price $850
000 neg. Call 621-5848, 645-
3834. anytime.
\T 212 CARINA. AT 192
Carina. AE 100 Sprinter &
Corolla. EP 92 Starlet 4-door,
T 100 Tovota Pickup, Mark 11.
Amnr # 227-2834, 621-

1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina.
manual, mag rim (new engine
and gear). Price $475 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400.
2 TOYOTA'S Long base
RZ carburetor and EFI, BHH
& BGG series S1.2M &
$1.4M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
im maculate condition,
automatic, fully loaded,
crash bar $1.4M. Contact
Rocky- # 225-1400 or 621-
fully loaded, alarm. CD. Price
C2.2M. Credit available.
Contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 HONDA Integra. 5-
speed, gear, fully powered,
nag rims. immaculate
condition $750 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 AE 100 Corolla,
automatic, fully powered. AC.
mag rims, CD player, hardly
used. Price $1.1M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 HONDA Vigor, executive
type car 4-door. right hand
drive, automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims,
alarm. CD player $1.2M.
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1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
enclosed 5-door 3Y,
automatic, fully powered,
mags crash bar, roof rack,
immaculate condition. Price
- $2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4, 2-door
enclosed cabin carriage. 3Y,
PGG series, manual, crash
bar, CD player and power
wrench, spring leave back and
front $1.4M. Contact Rocky
- 225-1400. 621-5902.
1995 model, PJJ series, 5-door,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, (4 x 4), leather
interior, crash bar, immaculate
condition. Price $4.9M. neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 GX 90 TOYOTA Mark 11
(PJJ series). Hardly used,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
chrome, mag rims, CD player.
Owner leaving $2.2M nog.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
Toyota back wheel drive
Wagons, needs spray job.
$250 000 anyone. 1 Carib 4
x 4 Wagon (Sprinter) $675
000 neg. 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336.
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4
RUNNER aiitnmtir. fully
loaded, CD and cas-,"1
Player. f '
Player lamp, nickel
nags, 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.

in immaculate condition: 1
- Buick car with AT 170
engine, AE 91, AE 81, Pickup
van etc. all in excellent
condition.. Call: 220-.
ONE Toyota Four-Runner
in excellent condition, mag
rims, CD, DVD, alarm,
automatic start, flares, music
set worth $1.5M. Must see.
Price $3.9M. Tel. # 220
2366, 629-8166.
immaculate condition. Late
PJJ series, one of its kind.
18" chrome wheel, remote
start, alarm. Price neg. Tel.
192 PHH series automatic.
mags, CD player, pre-amp
equaliser. Tel 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336. Just behind
Brickdam Police Station.
91 Corolla & Sprinter
automatic, deck, etc. PKK
series, credit available. Tel. 225
9700. 623-9972. Just behind
Brickdam Station.
Toyota 4 x 4 Runner top notch
condition. Only $2.2M neg. Tel.
225-9700, 623-9972, 233-
2336. Just behind Brickdam
Police Station.
seater Toyota Lite Ace minibus
mags. 5-forward, etc. $450
000 neg. Credit available. 225-
9700, 623-9972. Just behind
Brickdam Police Station.
100 Sprinter automatic, mags,
deck. 1 owner, never worked hire
- $1.1M neg. 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336. Just behind
Brickdain Police Station.
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, Frankie 266-0309
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 CHEVROLET Silverado
5-door enclosed van,
automatic, 4-wheel drive, side
bars, power steering, mag
wheels, good tyres, good for
interioror tourist trip $650
000 neg. 1 automatic Austin
Morris car 4-door resprayed,
never registered, from
England $750 000 neg.
Owner migrating. Quick sale
- 621-4928.
ONE Royal Blue, Toyota
Corolla in mint condition
(2000/1 model). Fully
equipped with 10-CD
changer, Surrounded speaker
(4)-system, mag rims, air-
conditioner, power windows,
power mirrors, power steering
and alarm system. Well
maintained with low mileage,
lady driven. Price GY$2.9
million. Call anytime 643-
Corolla NZE 121. AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106, Toyota Hilux
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185, Mitsubishi Canter FE
638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192. AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100.
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV RO1,Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota
Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A,
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210, Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110, Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A. Toyota Corolla G-
Tourinn %"A---
,, .,;yun AE 100.
ContactRose 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.

Canter double wheel diesel.
Credit available. Tel. 225-9700,
623-9972, 233-2336. Just
behind Brickdam Police Station
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.
12 Nissan Sunny 14 inches
mags, 5-forward. private $375
000 neq. Tel. 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336. Just behind
Brickdam Police Station.
Toyota Sera Sports Car flip up
doors, autome:,c mn-i-, deck.
etc. very neat car. _-5-9700,
623-9972. 233-2336. Just
behind Brickdam Police
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 Te!. 226-
4177, 641-2634, 225-2319.



LN 170 EXTRA CAB; LN 100

1 LIVE-IN MAID. 222-2211.
5204 OR 628-7605.
ONE live-in Domestic 18 -
35. Call 226-9006.
DRIVER. Must have hire car
Licence. Call 233-5288.
ONE experienced
Backhoe Operator. Contact #
ONE experienced
Excavator Operator. Contact #

GIRLS to work in
Dressmaking Establishment.
Call 226-0013 Dacia.
18-23 ECCLES
LARGE amounts of Red
Cedar paying $200 & up pr
B.M. Call 261-3055, 623-
URGENTLY Waitresses
at Vee Bee's Bar, 37 Sandy
Babb St., Kitty. Attractive
URGENTLY needed 2
auto body repair men. Tel. #
233-6262, 645-0955.
BUILDING for school in
East Bank or West Coast
Demerara. Tel. 223-7226/
Fay Lawrie 231-4210. Cell
611-0906, between 8 am and
6 pm.
Driver's Licence and 5 CXCs
or University Degree. 225-
5198, 231-2064.
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 227-2027.
person with written application
to XF Store. 34 Robb St..
Bourda. 227-1925.
1 MAID for evening, from
6 pm. preferable Kitty!C/ville
area. Call 226-6137.
Georgetown residence. Call
616-4690. 612-9364.
SMALL motorised
coconut grater. Call Lawrence
- 322-0309.
WANTED experienced
Waitress. Call 643-4403, 223-
1682 Eric or Priya.
Contact Rose Ramdehol Auto
Sales. 226-8953, 226-1973.
opposite Ice House, Water
Street. Ask for Shalini,
Dispatchers. Contact Fay -
231-4210. 611-0260, 9 am -
7:30 pm.
1 LIVE-IN Maid. Apply to
Bibi Jameel's, 14 Vryheid's
Lust Public Rd.. ECD. 220-
CHILLY'S Restaurant &
Bar Waiter. Waitress, Cook
and Cleaner. Apply in person -
1 BARBER & 2 Waitresses.
Apply to Caribbean Express,
Pike St., C/ville. Tel. 223-
7968, 628-9835. Ask for Rishi.
One (1) live-in Domestic
between the ages of 30 and
45. preferably from the
country area. Contact Number
WANTED Bar Supervisor
& Cook Apply in person to
Everest Cricket Club, Camp
Road between the hours of 8
am and 4 pm.
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country area,
age 35 to 45. Tel. 609-6931/223-
cooks, counter servers. Apply
in person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant,5 commerce St.,
G/town. 9-11 am.
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's
Pool Bar, 315 Middle St.,
between 10:30 hrs and 12:00
ONE Salesgirl, one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18 25.
Must be pleasant and friendly
and live on the ECD. Call
CUUNTER Clerks with
some experience. Apply in
person with Reference and
Police Clearance to Bish &
Sons, 159 Barr Street, Kitty.
SCRAP metal Propane
cutters now. Water Street.
opposite Ice HoUSe. Ask for
Dionne, Shalini.


- Im
WAITRESS to work at
Ram Bar, Montrose, ECD
Public Road -P $8 000 weekly.
Could live in. Tel. 220-2706.
Welders. Apply in person to
Regency Suites/Hotel, 98
Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Domestic in Trinidad. Must know
to cook, be between the ages
25 & 28 yrs. Tel. 1-868-3748-
ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person with
written application to Regent
Household Electronic, 143 Regent
Road. Tel. 227-4404.
DECENT working female
roommate to share furnished
apartment in Kitty $19 000
including light & water. Call
Sharon 649-2358.
Apply with written application
to Regent Household
Electronics, 143 Regent Road.
Tel. 227-4402.
SCRAP industrial
engines (Motors) obsolete
parts, excess inventory. Call
609-1758, 641-7257.
1 COOK and Cleaner, age
30 years up. Preferably from
Georgetown to work with a
Doctor. Tel. # 225-6481.
Seamstress with over 15 yrs.
experience. Must know to
operate heavy-duty machines.
226-0013, Dacia.
TEL. 233-2657, 233-3013.
WELDERS and Fabricators
at 331 Cummings Street,
Cummingsburg. Tel. 231-1404
or 621-5310.
SCRAP Copper, brass,
aluminium, aluminium tins/
cans, radiators to buy:
223 Wellington Street,
Georgetown (near to Strand
Cinema. Phone 225-6347, 226-
DRIVER. Must possess a
valid truck and tractor licence.
Send applications or apply in
person to Industrial Fabrications
Inc., Lot 1 Good Hope,
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
between 25 35 yrs. preferably
from country area. Only live-in
need apply to Purple Shop, 12
Fort St., Kingston. Tel. 226-
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and hairstyles,
etc. Also chairs to rent. Please
contact. Tel. 2235252 or 628-3415.
ONE experienced
Salesgirls and a Handyboy.
Apply with written application
to Jay's Variety Store, 154 King
St., Sharon's Building. Call 223-
Salesgirls and Handyboys.
Apply with written
application tJ Regent
Household Electronic at
143 Regent Road Bourda.
Telephone No. 227-4402.
ONE experienced Male
Dispatcher to work night shift and
experienced hire car drivers.
Call Jeffrey. Cell # 622-8350.
Reference from last employer
needed and Police Clearance.
phones, CD ROMS hard
drives, computer power
supplies, mother boards,
scrap computers. We clean
up and dump all waste
electrical equipment. Call
609-1758, 641-7257.
Porters, Salesgirls and
Salpsbovs. Aoolv Avinash
Complex. Water Street,
Athina's by the East Coast Bus
Park & Anand's Regent
Street. Contact 226-3361,
ONE young and
energetic worker with
tacticall computer
knowledge, who lives around
G/town, apply with
application to Manager at
Petes Video Club, Lot 2
George and Hadfield Streets.
Apply in person.

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,
50 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(Dogs) Division, 2 lorry and van
rivers to work as Drivers on
contract (like minibus).
Contact The Manager, R.K's
Security Service 125,
Regent Road, Bourda.
LIVE-IN Staff to do Semi
Clerical work from East
Berbice & West Essequibo.
Application: Personnel
Manager, Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park, G/
town. Contact Rafeena on
Tel. # 225-9404 or 225-
LIVE-IN staff to do semi
clerical work from East
Berbice & West Essequibo.
Application: Personnel
Manager, Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park, G/
town. Contact Rafeena on
Tel. # 225-9404 or 225-4492
3 WELDERS and 3
mechanics, 2 Senior
machinists, ability to work and
supervise, 1 Industrial
Electrician, 1 Workshop
Janitor, send written
application with reference
to: Technical Service Inc. 18
- 23 Industrial Site, Eccles,
E. B. Dem.
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

FOR Cook at Food Time
Restaurant, 68 Main & New
Sts., 25 yrs. and over. Tel.

1 NISSAN Pathfinder
iV6 EFI), automatic,
ully powered. 330
BedfordDump 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,
Sho tocop y i n g .
canning and Fax
Services. Tel. # 327-
5369 or 625-7189.

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

building, newly built in
the heart of New
Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically.
Call 333-2457, 337-
2-STOREY prime
residential property
situated in Canefield
Canje Public Road.
Price $20 million,
negotiable. Contact
Tel. 327-7164.



Young Warriors through to Busta final

.n1 UI R fH 1l0TowSto t II0 US c n I0a

By Vemen Walter

CONTRASTING half-centu-
ries from left-handers
Balram Samaroo and
Gajanand Singh propelled
Young Warriors to a com-
manding seven-wicket win
over Bermine and a place in
the final of the 2006 Busta
Champion of Champions 50-
over knockout first division
cricket competition,
organised by the Rose Hall
Town Youth and Sports Club
(RHTY&SC) and sponsored
by the Guyana Beverage
Opener Samaroo struck two
fours and three sixes in a re-
sponsible unbeaten 51 while
Singh cluttered seven fours and
two sixes in a whirlwind 51, as
Young Warriors raced to 181 for
three in 32.4 overs after earlier
dismissing Bermine for 180 in
44.1 off their allotted 50 overs
in their first semi-final clash
yesterday, at the Cumberland
Ground in Canje.
While Samaroo mixed cau-
tion with timely aggression, the
elegant Singh who will be in the
upcoming TCL Regional Under-
19 Cricket Tournament, was in
an aggressive mood, executing
several sweetly timed shots on

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, W 58
Village, Corentyne,
Berbice. Phone 338-2221.
(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" pitch
propeller; (i1) j/ .-
13 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
welding set; one
371 GM engine.
Tel: 333-3226.

either sides of the wicket as the
pair smashed 78 off 14 overs in
a second-wicket partnership,
that set the tone for their suc-
cessful reply on a heavy out-
Prior to that, Samaroo
posted 28 in seven overs for the
first wicket with Richard
Ramdeen (8), while also adding
41 in seven overs with Damodar
Daesrath for the third wicket,
before featuring in a unbroken
fourth-wicket stand of 34 in five
overs with Farook Hussain (13).
Medium pacer Julian
Moore made the initial
breakthrough, holding on to
a return catch offered by
Ramdeen to give Bermine
some hope but poor catching
and sloppy fielding did not
assist their cause.
Singh, the very next deliv-
ery after arriving at his half-cen-
tury was caught by Anthony
D'Andrade at midwicket, top-
edging a flick off fast bowler
Kellon Henry and when he de-
parted, Young Warriors were
comfortably placed on 106 for
two in the 21st over.
Daesrath (17) was the other
batsman dismissed, in the 28th
over at 147 for three, being un-
done by a delivery from off-
spinner Steven Latcha that kept
low and was trapped in front of
his stumps.
Moore, Latcha and Henry
all ended with a wicket apiece
for 22, 29 and 33 respectively.
Earlier, Bermine collapsed
from a position of strength at
118 for two in the 24th over,
losing their last eight wickets for
62 runs in 20 overs after win-
ning the toss and deciding to
take first strike on a good bat-
ting surface in scotching heat.

D'Andrade with a polished
60, spiced with four fours, held
the innings together, having put
together 61 for the third wicket
in 11 overs with Jason Sripaul,
whose contribution was 16.
But once the duo de-
parted within seven runs of
each other, the innings



quickly disintegrated.
Left-arm spinner Anil
Beharry engineered the slide by
first dislodging the woodwork
of Sripaul then had the impres-
sive D'Andrade smartly
stumped by wicketkeeper
Ishwar Singh and with Cyril
Choy (4), leg-before to off-
spinner Samaroo. Moore (1)
was a run-out victim in-be-
tween. Bermine had slipped 156
for six in the 37th over.
Off-spinners Hubern
Evans and Gajanand Singh
then finished off things, snap-
ping up the remaining four
Evans two for 1, Beharry
two for 28 and Gajanand Singh
two for 32 were the chief de-
stroyers with the ball, well sup-
ported by medium pacer Paul
Wintz one for 31 and Samaroo
one for 31 bowling for Young

Meanwhile, Rose Hall
Town Courts defeated
Skeldon Community Cen-
tre by 9 runs to book their
place in today's second
semi-final against West
Berbice, set for the Area
'H' Ground in Rose Hall
In an exciting first round
match-up, also played yester-
day at the Area 'H' Ground,
Rose Hall Town Courts led
by a brilliant 111 from
Royston Crandon amassed
270 for 9 off their allotted 45
overs in a match that was cut
short by five overs per side
due to preparation moisture.
Skeldon, needing to score
12 from the last over with a
solitary wicket in hand, could
only manage three, to be all
out for 261 in 44.3 overs.
Crandon smashed eight
sixes and four fours in his
blistering knock, having
added 128 in 16 overs for
the 4th wicket with Kemraj
Mahadeo who made (39).
Other good contributions
came from Michael
Rengasammi (36) and Renrick
Batson (29).
Medium pacers Junior
Blair had three for 44 and
Sherwin Murray two for 56.
Peter Grimes spear-
headed the Skeldon effort
with a breezy 63 and was
supported by Maxwell
Georgeson (36) and
Michael Saul (26).
Off-spinners Troy
Matheson two for 33, Neil
Williams two for 40 and
Crandon two for 44 were
the wicket-takers for Rose
Hall Town Courts.

Tour winner Landis caught

in war against drugs

By Julien Pretot

PARIS, France (Reuters) -
American Floyd Landis be-
came the latest casualty in
the war against doping after
a second drugs sample con-
firmed a positive test for ex-
cessive amounts of the male
sex hormone testosterone
during the Tour de France.
The American is now likely
to become the first winner of
the world's most famous cy-
cling race to lose his title be-
cause of a positive dope test and
he also faces a two-year ban.
A statement issued by the
International Cycling Union
(UCI) yesterday said Landis's
B sample taken after his win in
the 17th stage on July 20 had
confirmed a doping offence.
"For us, he cannot be the
Tour de France winner any-
more," Tour de France direc-
tor Christian Priidhomme
tnid Reuters from his holiday
residence. "lT. !ncally we
cannot say he has lost his title
but he has soiled the yellow
Landis, who again denied
ever taking drugs, was immedi-
ately sacked by his Swiss team
"Landis will be dismissed
without notice for violating

the team's internal Code of
Ethics," Phonak said in a
"Landis will continue to
have legal options to contest the
findings. However, this will be
his personal affair and the
Phonak team will no longer be
involved in that."
His Phonak team mate
Bert Grabsch added: "This is
a catastrophe and huge disap-
pointment for me and the
whole team."
In a statement on his
website, the 30-year-old Ameri-
can said he had never taken a
banned substance.

"I have never taken any
banned substance, including tes-
tosterone. I was the strongest
man in the Tour de France and
that is why I am the champion,"
Landis said.
"1 will fight these charges
with the same deternunauun ~~ T
intensity that I bring to my
raining and racing. It is now my
goal to clear ,1' and re-
store what I worked so hard to
His lawyer Howard Jacobs
said he was waiting to receive
full laboratory ,documentation.
for the B test.
"In consultation with some

of the leading medical and sci-
entific experts, we will prove
that Floyd Landis's victory in
the 2006 Tour de France was
not aided in any respect by
the use of any banned sub-
stances," Jacobs said.
Landis and Jacobs would
also question the UCI's prema-
ture release of theA sample find-
ings and the anonymous leak of
the carbon-isotope test results to
the New York Times on July 31,
the statement said.
The UCI statement said
an analysis of the B sample
confirmed the result of a find-
ing notified by the anti-doping
laboratory of Paris on July 26.
"In accordance to the anti-
doping rules, the Anti-Doping
Commission of the UCI will
request that the USA Cycling
Federation open a disciplinary
procedure against the rider," it
Spaniard Oscar Pereiro
; h, ',rho finished second 57
seconds adrift of Landis in
the overall standings, is
now likely to be declared
"-' ,inner of the Tour.
--h. p re-
"After hearing ....
sult of the B test this morn-
ing I feel 99 percent chain-
p Rpn" Pervero told ah nws
conference in Vigo.yester-

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 6, 2006 "

'Superman' St Clair ...

(From backpage) not having any problem
making 130 pounds at th
12-rounder. "They don't call moment so; I guess I'll I
me Superman for nothing. here at this weight for
I wouldn't say that it was while."
a tough fight because I would St Clair will make his fir
be lying; I've been in more defence within the next foi
tough fights than that. He months and already has a list
was a true champion and he potential opponents lined ul
was determined not to lose "I don't know who I'll pick y
his titles." but seeing that I am the chan
The 31-year-old, who will pion I've the choice of selec
get married on August 20, said ing."
that the winning of the titles The fourth Guyane,
have not gone to his head and male to earn a world title be
he remains the same 'old Gairy said that he will remain figh
St Clair'. ing out of Australia but hopi
"It's a very good feeling to to return home after his wei
be the first Guyanese to ever ding to celebrate.
win two world titles at once, "Right now the way.thing
-but nothing's changed. are going for me, I don't their
I'm still the Gairy St Clair I'll be leaving Australia. I'm tt
that you all know. They are a Champion of the world rig]
,lot of other fighters in Guyana now and this is my chance
who can do the same or even make the best of it.
better, all they need is the op- I would love to conm
portunity." home after my wedding on tl
'Superman' disclosed that 20th, and celebrate my vi
he plans staying in the jun- tory with the Guyanese pul
ior lightweight division: "I'm lic.

Everest Hikers...

(From back page)
minutes from final whistle.
In the ladies' final, the GCC
Tigers repeated their earlier vic-
tory over the Everest Shorties,
as 'female MVP Kerensa
Ferriandes scored a double in
similar fashion by blasting two
powerful shots from the right
side of. the circle past Tracy
Atkinson in goal.
Both.teams showed good
midfield build-ups at times but
the sterling performances of
Tiffany Solomon for GCC and
'LaToya Eordyce for Everest
kept the.score to a minimum.
S Earlier in the evening,
the Everest Hikers defeated
'the Degenerates by 7-3 in the.
men's pool while the Everest
Shorties secured their final
spot by defeating the GCC
-Cubs by 4-0.







Goalkeeper for the Western
Dragons, Andy Sampson was
awarded the Most Valuable
Player for the men and Kerensa
Fernandes the MVP for the
The Guyana Hockey Board
now moves to the indoor arena
where the Noble House 'Goals
Galore' Indoor championship is
scheduled to begin on Monday,
August 7, at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall. Matches will run
from 17:30 h on Monday 7,
Wednesday 9 and Friday 11
with the final being on Sunday
13th from 17,00 h.
This is the first tourna-
ment of its kind for local
hockey where teams 'will be
seeded and given a goal
handicap which gives rise to
the name as it is expected to
be a high-scoring ard excit-
ing event.

In MernemOram
In loving memory of our
m other TULSEEDIA :
PERSAUDwho died onJuly
31,. 2005 in New York,
'formerly of 79 Craig St.,
'So sad that night, we got the
call '
SWe did not see you suffer ,
we did not see you
SWe oioly got the message
thaliu:have died '
I am.following.the path God
ItookHi hand when I heard Him call
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Icouldliotstaypnothe day ,
To iaugh, to love, to work, toplay -
f in m parting has left avoid
Then fillit with rememberingthe jo).
A friendship shared, a laugh, akiss
Ah yes, these things Itoo willmiss .
My life's been full. I've savoured much good times
SGood friends, a loved one's touch
SGod wanted me now, He set me free
Sadly missed by her daughter Maria Stoll, son-ir,-law Kyle,
other children Candy & Kevin, grandchildren Dylan Tristan
Daniel, mother Hilda Balram, niece Ouka & Asgar Ally family, : i'
many other relatives & friend. '


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(From page 31)
this issue but on issues in the
future. I think there needs to
be more harmony between
the two groups."
The WICB said Friday that
WIPA's pay demands for the
One-Day International tourna-
ment in Singapore and Kuala
Lumpur were "totally unaccept-
able" and said they could not af-
ford to meet them.
While they were offering
players an unprecedented 488
percent on normal match tour
fees, the Board claimed WIPA
was asking for 847 percent on
normal match tour fees.
"I think both parties have
to come together under one
roof. Being a part, we are the
players, we are the employees
and the West Indies Cricket
Board are the employers and
we have to come together and
work, and we have to work
from the bottom right up to the
top but there must be some har-
mony between both, some sort

of dove-tailing instead of one
pulling at the other and always
a dispute," Lara contended.
"That in itself does not
create for a healthy !relation-
ship moving forward.
For West Indies cricket to move
forward, everybody has to be
under 'one roof.
Everybody has got to be mov-
ing forward in one direction and
be happy with each other."
The tournament, an out-
come of the cooperation
agreement signed between
the Board of Control for
Cricket in India and the'
WICB earlier this year, is
tentatively scheduled for
September 15-29.
Lara, who was at the helm
when the West Indies captured
the Champions Trophy in
2004 in England, sees the tri-na-'
tions tournament as a crucial
buildup for his team as they
prepare for the defence of their
Champions Trophy title in Oc-
"What I like about it is that

it will be perfect preparation for
the ICC (International Cricket
Council) tournament, playing
against teams like Australia and
India in that tri-nations defi-
nitely will get us prepared for

defending our trophy that we
won couple years ago at the
Oval," the 37-year-old said.
"The guys are looking
forward to it and it will be ex-
cellent preparation."

The family members of the late CHRISTOPHER
A. YOUNGE who departed this life on July 23,
2006, wish to express their deepest gratitude
and sincere thanks.
To those who.have shown love and kindness
through you
Expressions of sympathy in our time of
There is no replacement fora son, brother,
When ties of love are broken and love.ones have to part

memory of our beloved mother.
It has been one year since that sad
When our beloved mother was
Thereis never daythatpasses i s
that we don't speak ofyou
Our hearts still ache our tears Still
For what it meant to let you go no
one willeverknow
Some-may think youare forgotten
Though onearth you are no more '
Butin ourheartsyoulivethstill
Becauseloveend memories neverdie
To have, to love and then to part is the O
greatestsorrowofourheart n
Sleep on mydearmother sleep on
.Inserted by her children, grandchildren, relatives and

SSHARMA: In sweet and cherished
memory of our beloved one the lale PT
Charlestown who departed this life on
" precious. Everything about life is
uncertain, all attachments will terminate
when the body is gone, so.from this moment
one should contemplate on God scultivate
good thoughts, sweet speech and right
conduct, these alone will lead the wayto His
Abode.." ,
Everyday in some small way
Memories of ourdearone comesourway
His love,,devotion and care
Are gifts forus toshare
He will foreverbe in ourhearts
SHis memories will always last
MAay ( aygwan fitva always keep Lim i. liis ,
SCoving care
Sadly missed by his loving wife Indranie
Sharma, daughter Mitlesh Sharma, son
SPt. Rudra Sharma, daughter-in-law
SKamini Sharma, grandchildren Ayush
and Saakshi Sharma, brothers, sisters,
in-laws, nieces, nephews, god children,
Other relatives, devotees and friends.

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28 tIlUNDAY CHRONICLE August' 6 2006


Steyn, Ntini strike, but

Sri Lanka battle back

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
(Reuters) Pace bowler
Dale Steyn claimed five for
82 as South Africa secured
a 40-run first-innings lead
on the second day of the
second Test against Sri
Lanka yesterday.
Sri Lanka rallied after a
morning collapse left them per-
ilously placed 86 for five, even-
tually clawing themselves
within touching distance before

being bowled out for 321.
Steyn, bowling waywardly
but fast to secure his second
five-wicket haul in Tests, pol-
ished off Sri Lanka's resistance
with the second new ball, grab-
bing the wickets of Farveez
Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas and
Muttiah Muralitharan in quick
South Africa safely nego-
tiated two overs before the
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out loss with Herschelle
Gibbs on four and Andrew
Hall on two.
Makhaya Ntini, who fin-
ished with four for 84, had
ripped through the Sri Lanka
top order with two incisive
spells before the lunch inter-
He struck two early blows
with the new ball as Upul
Tharanga top-edged an at-
tempted pull and Kumar
Sangakkara clipped a rising de-
livery off his hips straight to
Sanath Jayasuriya and
Mahela Jayawardene pro-
vided Sri Lanka with some
brief respite by adding 31
runs for the third wicket, but
Steyn returned after an ex-
pensive first spell to take
Jayawardene's wicket.
Ntini returned to the attack
just before lunch, a move that
triggered the fall of two more
Tillakaratne Dilshan was
surprised by some extra bounce
and sharp movement and
chopped onto his leg stump,
before Jayasuriya was caught at

second slip for 47.
After going in at lunch on
98 for five, Sri Lanka
launched a fightback through
Chamara Kapugedera, who
hit a stylish 63 from 77 balls
including nine boundaries
and two sixes.
Prasanna Jayawardene
adopted a similarly positive ap-
proach to make 42 but just

when the momentum was shift-
ing back to the hosts,
Kapugedera was bowled and
then Steyn produced a perfect
fast leg-cutter that knocked back
Jayawardene's off-stump.
Kapugedera's fall ended a
record 105-run sixth wicket
stand against South Africa, sur-
passing the 103 scored by
Hashan Tillakaratne and Arjuna
Ranatunga at Moratuwa in
South Africa were frustrated

again during the final session as
Chaminda Vaas (64) and
Maharoof (56) posted a 117-run
stand for the eighth wicket.

SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 361 (A.
de Villiers 95, A. Prince 86, S. Pollock
57 n.o.; M. Muralitharan 5-128)
SRI LANKA 1st innings
U. Tharanga c Boje b Ntini 2
S. Jayasuriya c Gibbs b Ntini 47
K. Sangakkara c Amlab Ntini 14
M. Jayawardene c Boucher b Steyn
T. Dilshan b Ntini 4
C. Kapugedera b Boje 63
P Jayawardene b Steyn 42
F. Maharoof b Steyn 56
C. Vaas c Boucher b Steyn 64
L Malinga not out 8
M. Muralitharan c Hall b Steyn 0

Sri Lanka lead the two-
match series 1-0 after win-
ning the first Test by an in-
nings and 153 runs.

Extras: (lb-1, nb-5, w-2) 8
Total: (all out, 85.1 overs) 321
Fall of wickets: 1-16,2-43,3-74,4-85,
Bowling M. Ntini 21-3-84-4, D. Steyn
13.1-1-82-5 (nb-3, w-2), S. Pollock 16-
4-52-0 (nb-2), A. Hall 15-7-31-0, N.
SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings
H. Gibbs not out 4
A. Hall not out 2
Extras: 0'
Total: (for no loss, 2 overs) 6
Fall of wickets: Nil
Bowling C. Vaas 1-0-4-0, L Malinga

UK Athletics appoint

Christie as mentor

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Former Olympic 100 metres
champion Linford Christie,
who tested positive for the
steroid nandrolone in 1999,
has been appointed a mentor
to the British athletics team.
A statement on the UK
Athletics website said Christie
would travel to Gothenburg for
next week's European champi-
Christie, 46, won the 100
metres gold medal at the 1992
Barcelona Olympics. He was
banned for two years after

testing positive while in



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)men entrepreneurs, women public servants, professional
)men, market and street-side vendors, single and married
women, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, other women.

You are all invited to a

National Women Conversation

At the National Cultural Centre

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Starting at 09:00 h

Special Guests:
s. Colleen Harris, Director of Strategy &
mmunication, UK Commission for Racial Equality
M:r RoelfMeyer Conflict Transformation Consultant
mt South africa
ne take your place in the Multi-Stakeholder
um discussion and share your views and suggestions
a better Guyana
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implemented with support
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South Africa201


By Julian Linden

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- Stirling Mortlock converted
a late try from replacement
back Mat Rogers to hand Aus-
tralia a 20-18 win over South
Africa in the fifth round of
the Tri-Nations rugby at the
Olympic stadium yesterday.
The Springboks were seem-
ingly on the verge of a major
upset when Jaque Fourie and
Percy Montgomery both
crossed to give the visitors an
unlikely 18-13 lead with less
than five minutes remaining.
But the Australians, who
had thrashed South Africa 49-0
in Brisbane just three weeks
ago, were reprieved when re-
serve flanker Phil Waugh split
the defence and offloaded for
Rogers to score out wide.
Mortlock, who kicked a
last-minute penalty against the
Springboks in Durban six years
ago to provide Australia with
their first Tri-Nations title,
broke South African hearts again
when his sideline conversion
struck the left upright and
bounced over.
Australia led 10-0 at the
break after a scrappy half
both teams would rather for-
get, but lost their way in the
second term when their
scrum and lineout began to
The match came to life late
in the second half but only af-
ter the first 40 minutes was lit-
tered by fundamental errors and
tedious kicking from both
The signs were ominous
from the start when South Af-
rican inside centre Wynand
Olivier knocked on from the ini-
tial kick-off and Mortlock
sprayed his first penalty at-
tempt wide.
Mortlock was successful
with a simpler attempt from in
front after 12 minutes but his
penalty failed to open up the

South African fullback
Montgomery missed his first
two shots then failed with a
long-range drop goal before the

Springboks gifted the Auslra-
lians their first try.
Flyhalf Butch James mis-
cued an attempted cross-field
kick that landed between Mont-
gomery and winger Bryan
Habana and sat up perfectly for
winger Mark Gerrard, who
sprinted 65 metres to score un-
Mortlock added the conver-
sion to give the Wallabies a
handy lead at the break before
the South Africans launched
their unexpected comeback in
the second term.
James took over the kick-
ing duties from Montgomery


and made an instant impact,
slotting over two early penal-
ties to reduce the margin to
four points before the Spring-
boks snatched the lead with
a try in the 55th minute.
The Australian scrum was
beginning to retreat under pres-
sure from the South African
pack, forcing number eight
Wycliff Palu to pick the ball up
from the base and offload to
George Gregan, but the ploy be-
came unstuck when the Walla-
bies skipper dropped the ball
and allowed the South African
scrumhalf Fourie Du Preez to
hack it through for Fourie to
James added the conversion
to put his side three points
ahead but Mortlock replied
with a penalty to tie the scores
up after Gerrard squandered a
golden chance for a second try
when he fumbled the ball over
the line.
The Springboks took the
outright lead for the second time
when Montgomery was driven
over 12 minutes from the end but
their joy was short-lived when
Rogers scored with just four
minutes remaining.


Younis help

Pakistan battle back

... Bell hits third consecutive century

By Tony Lawrence

LEEDS, England, (Reuters) -
England hatsman Ian Bell
scored his third century in
consecutive Tests before Pa-
kistan battled back in fine
style on the second day of the
third Test at Headingley yes-
The touring side, replying
to England's first innings of
515, closed on 202 for two.
Mohammad Yousuf (91 not
out) and Younis Khan (64 not
out) looking increasingly en-
trenched after putting on a
stand of 166.
England lead the four-
match series 1-0.
Bell's performance not only
made him the first England
player to score a trio of hun-
dreds in consecutive Tests in
the same home series since
Allan Lamb against West Indies
in 1984.
It was also the best, if not
the most electric, innings of the
Kevin Pietersen. who got to
three figures on the opening
day. ended with 135 to Bell's
119 but he had been as fortu-
nate as he was flamboyant, get-
ting reprieves on two, 29 and
104. He also threw away his
wicket, holing out in the deep
after a sudden blaze of stroke
England resumed on 347
for six and Pietersen and
Bell, parted when Pietersen
retired hurt on Friday with
cramp, put on 141 in all.


Bell's chanceless innings,
his fifth century and his fourth
against Pakistan. kept to the
texthook more Ithan iany other
Resuming on 66 lie had one
early scare, diving back into the
crease at the non-striker's end
just in time after a straight drive
from Pietersen was glanced onto
the stumps by Umar Gul's fin-
The rest of his morning.
however, was exemplary, his
best stroke being an exquisite
late cut to the boundary off the
same bowler.
Bell got to three figures by
driving strike bowler
Mohammad Sami through the
on-side for the right-hander's
Ilth boundary.
He finally fell, eighth man

out, to leg-spinner Danish
Kaneria as he shaped to cut.

His golden run has seen him
score 100 not out, 28, 106 not
out and 119, giving him a series
average of 176.5.

The other notable perfor-
mances of the day came from
fast bowlers, one with the ball
and two with the bat.
The 21-year-old Gul, an ex-
cellent right-armer forced to

open the attack because of Pa-
kistan injuries, got five wickets
in an innings for the second time
in his 10-Test career.
England bowlers Sajid
Mahmood (34) and Steve
Harmison (36) hammered 56
for the ninth wicket,
Harmison hitting four fours
and two sixes from 27 balls.
When Pakistan batted they
soon slipped to 36 for two and
it could have been worse as
Yousuf was dropped on five and
twice edged over the slips.
Younis also had his frenetic
moments, running out Salman
Butt and surviving a huge lbw

ENGLAND 1st innings (o/n 347-6)
M. Trescothick c & b Sami 28
A. Strauss c Y. Khan b Nazir 36
A. Cook c & b Gul 23
K. Pietersen c Nazir b Sami 135
P. Collingwood c Umar b Gul 31
I. Bell b Kaneria 119
C. Read lbw b Gul 38
M. Hoggard b Gul 0
S. Mahmood b Gul 34
S. Harmison c Sami b Kaneria 36
M. Panesar not out 5
Extras: (b-13, lb-6, nb-11) 30
Total: (all out, 123 overs) 515
Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-67, 3-110, 4-

appeal off spinner Monty
Panesar's ann ball before scyth-
ing 42 off six overs with Yousuf
immediately after tea.
Their 100-stand flashed up
in 111 balls, with Yousuf's 50
coming up off 58 balls.
The pair, however, recov-
ered their poise to complete the
day in command as England's
labouring bowlers struggled to
eke out any swing or seam
Younis capped Pakistan's
fightback with a ferocious
drive for four off Harmison
and Yousuf effortlessly
launched 'ietersen's occa-
sional off-spin into the

Bowling M. Sami 26-1-135-2 (nb-6),
U. Gul 29-4-123-5 (nb-2), S. Nazir 28-
7-101-1 (nb-3), D. Kaneria 34-4-111-
2, T. Umar 2-0-8-0, S. Butt 4-0-18-0.
PAKISTAN 1st innings
S. Butt run-out 20
T. Umar c Read b Hoggard 7
Y. Khan not out 64
M.Yousuf not out 91
Extras: (lb-12, nb-5, w-3) 20
Total: (for 2 wickets, 55 overs) 202
Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-36.
Bowling M. Hoggard 14-1-43-1 (nb-
5, w-3), S. Harmison 14-0-60-0, S.
Mahmood 12-3-48-0, M. Panesar 14-
6-25-0, K. Pietersen 1-0-14-0.

Stoudemire dropped

from US world,

championship squad
NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) Phoenix Suns forward Amare
Stoudemire was dropped from the U.S. world basketball
championships team on Thursday to allow him to continue
rehabilitation of his injured knee.
"During the past few days of our training camp we con-
cluded that it would be difficult for .Aiare to continue with
the rehabilitation he needs to do while the team continues its
training in A.ia." said Team USA managing director Jerry
Colangelo in a statementt
"He is not quite 'heri he needs to be and he needs to con-
tinue his ;~ork here in the States to get ready for the season.
"He i, also expecting the birth of a child, so we decided it
would be best if he returned home."
Strudemire played just three games last season after 'sur-
gery to repair both knees.
The U.S. now has 14 players remaining on its roster
that must he trimmed to 12 before the championships be-
gin on August 19 in Japan.




Republic Bank sponsors U-15

cricket to tune of $2.4M

By Ravendra Madholall

GUYANA'S cricket future
was given a push on Friday
when Republic Bank
(Guyana) Limited handed
over cash to run a nationwide
Under-15 cricket competi-
This is the fourth year ,hat
the bank (formerly National
Bank of Industry and Corm-

merce NBIC) has thrown its
support behind this age group.
And the bank has come up
big. handing over a cheque of
over S2.4M to the Guyana
Cricket Board at the Bank's
head office in Promenade Court.
New Market Street. for the run-
ning of the nationwide 50 overs
club competition.
The preliminary round of
the series will be played

within the counties with the
top teams emerging for the
national playoffs.
The first semi-final is set
for October 18 where winners
of Berbice zone will meet the
winners of Essequibo zone in
Berbice while the winners of
Demerara zone will clash with
the runners-up in Berbice zone.
The Ito finalists \ill subse-
quently collide on October 25

Grasstrack at Hampton

at the Bourda ground.
The bank has been sponsor-
ing youth cricket in Guyana an-
nually for over a decade.
In the early years, the
bank sponsored the Berbice
Under-15. Demerara Under-
19. and Essequibo Inter-Sec-
ondary schools.
At the launching Michael
Archibald. Managing Director of
Republic Bank. said that the
bank takes pride in sponsoring
this series. He dressedd that

youngsters must take their
cricket seriously in an effort to
move on to play for the West
National Under-19 cap-
tain Steven Jacobs. a product
of that competition having
played for Guyana in 2003
and 2004 at that level, said
that he had benefited tremen-
dously from the competition
in those years while other
players like Krishna
Deosaran and Ryan Hercules

played at the Under-15 level
in 2003 and 2004.
President of the GCB,
Chetram Singh, expressed
his gratitude to ,Republic
Bank for its continued recog-
nition at this level which he
said is the foundation for fu-
ture players.
"I must say thanks to the
Republic Bank for their signifi-
cant contribution to local cricket
in which the youths throughout
the country will benefit
greatly." Singh declared.
Singh also disclosed that
the countrywide competition
will be used as trials for the
national selectors to choose
their team for 2007.


Court today

ALL roads lead to the Hamp-
ton Court ground this after-
noon when grasstrack racing
returns with a bang to the
The track is expected to be
set ablaze when several of
Guyana's top riders converge
on the ground which is usually
reserved for cricket.
Thirteen races are carded
for the Alamo Auto Sport Per-





Andy Rajkarran and D)ae
Gangadin who are both two
points behind.
Also expected to make
an appearance is former
champion Vassy Barry.
Chief organiser of the meet-
ing, Gavin Gayadin, said
that today's meeting will be
a first for grasstrack in
According to Gayadin
some lucky spectators will
be given a chance to compete
in the beginners' category.

1. The Guyana Forestry Commission invites tenders for the
construction/rehabilitation of culverts at its Linden Forest Station.

2. Design details and Forms for Tenders for the culverts can be uplifted
from the GFC Head Office, Lot 1 Water Street, Kingston,
Georgetown for a non refundable fee of $2,000.

3. Qualification requirements included
a) Completion of a similar type job within the last three (3)
b) ValidNIS andGRACompliances
c) Financial Report for the last two (2) years or evidence of
financial ability.

4. Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of
the tenderer, and clearly indicating at the top left hand corer the name
of the project being tendered for and addressed to
The Commissioner
Guyana Forestry Commission
Lot 1 Water Street, Kingston, Georgetown

5. Please note that the deadline for submission of tenders should have
been Friday 4th August, 2006 as was previously published, but this
deadline has been extended to Friday 11th August, 2006 at 14:00
hrs. Tenders will be opened at 14:30 hrs on the said date.

6. All tenders must be accompanied by a Bid Security equivalent of 1%
ofthe tendered sum.

7. The Guyana Forestry Commission reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all of the tenders without assigning reasons) for such

James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

Cash in! President of GCB Chetram Singh, fifth from the right, receives the cheque from
Republic Bank's Managing Director Michael Archibald, while other executives from the
Bank and GCB look on. (Winston Oudkerk photo)


COUNTY cricket's move
back to one overseas player
per side has received a mixed
reaction from team bosses.
Hampshire director of
cricket Tim Tremlett told BBC
Sport: "We will be sad to lose
the services of our second inter-
national player.
"We would not like to see a
reduction in the quality of
cricket played."
But Yorkshire counterpart
David Byas said: "English
cricket has benefited by having
two overseas players but now
is the right lime to go back to
Byas told the Yorkshire
Post: "Going down from two
overseas players doesn't sound
a lot but it is it gives opportu-
"We are in the game of
developing cricket and crick-
eters for England."

Cricket Board noted unani-
mously on Tuesday to reduce
the number of overseas play-

The decision followed a
consultation process and will
take effect from 2008.
County teams have found it
increasingly difficult to obtain
the commitment of overseas

w II
Counties struggle to retain
big stars like Shane

players as a result of their busy
international schedules.

two established Test play crs in
Australians Jasoin Gillcspic alnd
Darreili Lchmlann is rare.

star Shane Warne but their
second official foreign player
is Dominic Thornely, who has
never played internationally.
Glamorgan's chief executive
Mike Fatkin told the Western
Mail: "We have tried as best we
can to keep some continuity to
our overseas players wherever
"To be honest, it has been
like Piccadilly Circus over the
last few years with players
coming and going from coun-
Players' union chief, Rich-
ard Bevan. was also in favour of
the move, saying: "Having two
overseas players has created
unsustainable financial pres-
sures for counties.
"We believe this change is
very sensible.
"Our members felt that hav-
ing two excellent international
players per county would ben-

"But the practical reaiith is
that such stars cannot commit to
the full English season due to

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Greaves suffers puncture but storms back to win 35-lap race

By Isaiah Chappelle
ALONZO Greaves had a
puncture with just three laps
left, mounted another cycle
and won the feature 35-lap
race for Schoolboys & Nov-
ices in yesterday's cycling
meet at the National Park.
Greaves and John Charles
passed leader Jaikarran Sookhai
about ten metres from the fin-
ish line, clocking one hour 29
minutes 47.88 seconds, with
Greaves finishing about a wheel
ahead of Charles.
Sookhai was third, Ossie
Edwards fourth, Andrew
Persaud fifth and 15-year old
Danny Ranchurejee completed
the top six places.
Former Caribbean road race
champion Marion Williams,
who returned to the National
Park circuit, also had a puncture
but his came with just two laps
left, riding almost half a lap be-
fore mounting another cycle.
The bunch had already sped
away about half a lap and Will-
iams closed in just before the
sprint for the finish, but did not
connect with the leaders.
Williams, however, said
he was concentrating on the
sprint prizes, claiming four
of the eight up for grabs, with
one each going to Enzo
Matthews, Chris Persaud,
Edwards and Greaves.
[n the generally slowr race.
one clear leader enrgted with
only bursts materialising for the
sprint prizes.
With two laps left. Chris
Persaud surged to the front. then
on the bell lap. Jaikarran and
Ramchurjee broke away.
Jaikarran was ahead 100 metres
when he turned the final turn
into the homestretch, but was
clearly spent as the others
closed in rapidly.
Christopher Holder won the

day's first race, the 12-14 years
three lapper, also, taking the
sprint prize, with Jason Da
Silva second and Johnatan
Fagundes third, but in the 10-
lap Juveniles event, he was sec-
ond to Andy Singh of Linden,
while Matthews was third.
Singh and Matthews shared the
two sprint prizes.
Linden Blackman clocked
13 minutes flat to win the
Veterans Under-45 five-lap
race, along with the sprint
prize, ahead of arch-rival
Kennard Lovell and Virgil
Jones third. The Veterans
Over-45 race went to
Compton Persaud, Aubrey
Gravesande second and Harry
Lall third.
National distance runner
Kelvin Johnson took 12:46.18
minutes to complete five laps
and won the Upright race, fol-
lowed by Mitchroy George and
In the BMX events,
Jonathan De Abreu won the 6-
9 years two lapper, with
Vivekanand Ruderdeo second
and Rawle Mc Lean third, while
Asif Shaw was the top rider in
the 9-12 years race. Anthony
Freeman second and Tariq
Baksh third and Fagundes was
the only finisher in the 12-14
Sheri Ann De Abreu won
the 6-12 years Girls race. fol-
lowed by Crystal Blackman
and Petula Springer.
The mleetl \as ihe first
staged for the Teach Them
Young coaching programme con-
ducted by National Cycling
coach HIassan Mohamned. that
began 30 years ago tothe date.
yesterday. It \was sponsored b\
the National Sports Comnliis-
sion. with another set for Sep-
tember 2.
Mohamned reportedly that
another 23 new faces w\\re

now in the cycling fraternity
from the coaching

NSC member Phillip
Fernandes presented the
prizes. He pointed out that

cycling was probably the only
sport discipline that could
boast of such an ongoing

WINNERS row: Alonzo Greaves receives his trophy from NSC's Phillip Fernandes (right) while the other top players
display theirs. (Winston Oudkerk photo)





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(CMC) West Indies captain
Brian Lara says he wants to
play in the tri-nation series
in September and has urged
the West Indies Players Asso-
ciation (WIPA) and the West

Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
to agreement. on the
troubling contracts issue.
The WICB announced late
Friday it would issue tour con-
tracts directly to the players for
the tournament involving India
and Australia, after failing to

agree on financial terms with
WIPA this week.
"I am going to be playing
cricket. Definitely I'm going to be
playing cricket," the batting super-
star told CMC Sports yesterday
after being questioned on if he was
prepared to sign one of the indi-
vidual contracts being offered by
the WICB.
"I want to play cricket so as
I said, there is some sort of work
to be done to finalise things and
I'm sure they (WIPA and WICB)
are going to get it done as soon
as possible.
"Most definitely this has
been done before (issuing indi-
vidual contracts).
As captain of the West
Indies cricket team, it's a situa-
tion where I have to play a very
important part."
He continued: "I don't
know all the facts so it's impos-
sible for me to tell you a posi-
tion and I'm not someone to
take an independent position
and I think a rationale must
come out of it.
"Hopefully WIPA who
represents the players and
the West Indies Cricket
Board, our father figure, can
come together, not just on
(Please turn to page 27)

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period, urging the other dis-
ciplines to emulate cycling.

Lara to play but

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'Superman' St Clair dedicates titles to mom

fter treatenin referee
SyDNE Amsi (ia euIters) An late rugby spectator
iq New Zepland is facing a possible life ban after alleg-
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INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation (IBF) and International
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Baloyi to his late mother. St Clair became the first Guyanese
to snatch two world titles in a single night when he defeated
Baloyi on July 29 in South Africa.
"1 most definitely dedicate this victory to my late mom. It's
sad to know that she's not going to be around to enjoy the good
things that I could now give to her. I could have made her life a
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A few days after, the younger St Clair was offered a chance
to fight for the two world titles. "I had to win these titles for
my mom and my country," he said.
Fighting out of Australia for the past five years, St Clair
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sixth member of an elite group of Guyanese who have won world
Still basking in the glory of his most recent victory St Clair
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The Guyanese added that Baloyi never hurt him in the
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Everest Hikers and

GCC Tigers win at
SoThe Hikers after topping
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N ight H ockey points were the first one on the
score sheet in the men's final.

EVEREST Hikers and GCC
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GCC Tigers are outdoor hockey queens. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)

After a narda-ougnt opening
ten minutes in which both
teams succumbed to superior
defensive play, Everest star
striker Jerazeno Bell intercepted
a weak GCC pass and slipped
the ball to captain Devin
Munroe who smashed his shot
past a hapless Gregory
Garraway in the GCC nets.
The game continued to
have threatening opportuni-
ties at both ends of the field
but it was the GCC who even-
tually found the opening, ten
minutes into the second half.
From the narrowest of
angles, rookie Stuart Gonsalves
recovered a rebound and found
the back of the net with a well-
placed flick which beat goal-
keeper Azad De Abreu.
The game seemed des-
tined to a 1-1 stalemate as was
the outcome when the two
teams met earlier in the
week in a preliminary round
game. However, it was the
quick and crafty Bell who
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circle easily slotting his push
past the advancing Garraway
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enduring hours and hours of
drunken abuse.
Recently, after realizing I
had to control my life, we tried
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with a professional intervention-
ist, but for now I have placed
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we my husband, children,
and I couldn't see her until
she gets help.
My question is this. My 3-
year-old daughter asks almost
daily about going to see
grandma. She saw her fre-
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She loves my mother, and
my mom treats the children well
while maintaining a "happy
drunk" when they are around.
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WHO would have thought
that an artistic invention like
the cinema could become a
main contributor to the social
stability and optimism of a
colonial and post-colonial na-
Really? And what nation is
For at least five. decades,
from the 1930s to the 70s, the
cinema was a convention, a
value, a form of creative public
entertainment which construc-
tively focused and questioned
the minds of citizens in British
Guiana, and Guyana up to at
least 12 years after its Indepen-
dence in 1966.
But first of all a definition
of the term "cinema" should be
agreed upon. The word "cin-
ema" is used here to mean much
more than any film being avail-

able for public or private view-
Cinema here means: (1)
any sort of architectural struc-
ture, or enclosed gathering ca-
pable of seating 100 persons
and up, at every screening of a
(2) It also means films
which are more Art than Sci-
ence, in other words films that
focus on humans and the world
they inhabit and share, rather
than those which are mainly sci-
entific tricks that simply dazzle
our eyes with supernatural ap-
pearances and explosive dan-
The idea of both cinemas
and films has always been, and
remains, almost entirely an im-
ported utility in colonial and in-
dependent Guyana. Every
Guyanese knows they need im-
ports to enjoy life to some ex-
tent, but imports are not good

simply because they are im-
ports. That means that during all
those decades when imported
films were shown daily in
Guyanese cinemas, if those films
were bad or harmful to local au-
diences, in the same way that
bad food poisons, then
Guyanese society during those
decades would have been atro-
cious in many aspects, such as
morality, crime, uneducation,
unemployment, starvation, and
If we assume that films and
cinema-going had an effect on
Guyanese society, and it most
certainly did, then that effect
had to be either good or bad.
In fact, in comparison to
those decades when cinema was
a cornerstone in Guyanese life,
today's local society appears far
more atrocious in all those as-
pects listed above. We must not
dismiss this point with the ex-

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ALLIED troops at a makeshift cinema in the South Pacific during World War Two,
awaiting Hollywood films that inspire and boost morale.

cuse that the whole world is
atrocious today.
The attitudes, opinions
and behaviour of people change
under the influences they con-
stantly receive. Life is as
simple, or complex as that.
It would be naive to think
that in foreign North America,
Europe, or India, where most of
the films we see originate, their
producers, writers, directors,
actors and actresses were par-
ticularly concerned with help-
ing or influencing Guyanese to
be better people. They were
probably thinking of them-
selves, and trying to solve their
own social and personal prob-
Yet, and this is the magical
logic of cinema as art, the emo-
tional and intellectual content
and style of good films focused


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on the general idea of what it
meant to be truly human, truly
civilised, truly just; and this hu-
man result via Art travelled well
and felt right at home among
Guyanese who paid attention to
cinema. This occurred precisely
because there could be no mis-
taking the emotional and intel-
lectual effect of human
behaviour made visually sharp
and focused in thousands, mil-
lions of scenes, in an endless
supply of old and recent films
shown repeatedly in a variety
of Guyanese cinemas in com-
munities right across Guyana.
Eventually, producers and
directors of Hollywood films
did begin to consciously make
films of relevance to areas of the
world colonised by Europeans,
particularly English-speaking
areas. This occurred just before
the Second World War began in
1939, and gained momentum
right up to the 1960s.
One important practical
reason for this was because both
film production and distribution
had been disrupted severely by
Nazi bombing of film studios
and cinemas across Europe dur-
ing the war, and Hollywood ex-
perienced a sharp slump in film
revenues between 1939 and '49.
Anglo-Caribbean colonies,
with large literate populations
even then, did not suffer such
attacks during the war, so their
cinemas were quite intact, and

their popularity increasing.
Interestingly British Guiana,
though with a far less popula-
tion than many Caribbean is-
lands, nevertheless had more
cinemas, because its sea coast
where most people lived, was
many times the size of any
Anglo-Caribbean island, and
therefore there was an enor-
mous amount of space occupied
by village communities where
public cinemas provided a cen-
tral stabilising influence on the
development of a civilised con-
science in the most simple coun-
try folk, moulding their emo-
tions and intellectual develop-
ment away from crude and ig-
norant modes of behaviour, and
introducing a more self-con-
scious, ambitious mental atti-
The intellectual activities of
reading, comprehension, and the
viewing of high-quality films,
became a major value in the lives
of Guyanese during the 20th
century. This was a civilised de-
velopment which led to Guyana
becoming a nation/state democ-
racy from its origin as a mere
colonial possession.
Modern nation/state de-
mocracies are based on lit-
eracy, a tradition that goes all
the way back to ancient demo-
cratic Greece. Once Guyanese
learned the language of the
(Continued on page V)

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of Guyana

By Petamber Persaud

OF COURSE, there are some
writers who write primarily
for prizes, and many of them
do succeed, becoming highly
acclaimed in the process,
sometimes to the chagrin of
other long-suffering and
grossly-underrated writers.
It is not as bad as it sounds,

and surely, not to be scoffed.
Perhaps, the numerous literary
awards available now have con-
strained writers to lean in that
direction, all in the development
of a volatile literature.
This trend of writing for
prizes is not strange. Writers
have done stranger things before
and will continue to explore
other ways of saying the same

thing differently. A current trend
is that writers are writing back
to each other, having a conver-
sation among themselves, in
book form, catering less and less
for general readership. Quite a
few established Guyanese au-
thors are writing back to each
But there are many, many
writers who stick to the nobler

Cinema's influence on ...

(From page IV)
coloniser. whether Enghsh, French. Dutch. or
Spanish. the door was left wide open for reason-
able and logical cynical opinions on the human
condition to also influence the minds of the
colonised, since Western European democratic
traditions do not produce one-dimensional totali-
tarian, or racist viewpoints shared by all their citi-
zens, especially intellectuals and artists, as
though they were sheep.
For this reason numerous films of the 30s, 40s,
50s and 60s from both Hollywood and Europe, and
the literature they were often based on, came to be
an intrinsic part of Guyanese social values and ev-
eryday lifestyle.
Consuming literature and films of quality in
English (or with English translations), therefore
forced modem Guyanese of the 20th century to de-
cide once and for all whether they were part of the
Western democratic cnrcal tradition which upheld
intellectual and creative freedom rather than politi-

cal and religious dogmas, or whether they
would revert back in the post-colonial era to
various idealised non-Western ethnic cultural
traditions, or customs, that had survived in an
insular fragmented provincial fashion far away
from their original mother countries.
Of course, many of these original non-
Western cultures had profound wisdom and
religious ideas expressed in fables, parables,
etc. However, these cultural avatars were now'
existing in a new evolving situation of social
life among others of different race, religion, cus-
toms, etc, in the New World of South Ameri-
can Guyana. In a truly free democratic soci-
ety nothing would stand in the way of a new
cosmopolitan society emerging from such cul-
tural diversity.
It is in this social aspect that the cin-
ema and the cosmopolitan films of Holly-
wood showed a pleasant social influence on
Guyanese social stability, both in the co-
lonial and post-colonial eras.

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motives of writing which are to
elucidate, educate, illuminate,
instruct, and to entertain. These
writers are not mindful for the
prize yet they are not unmind-
ful of rewards.
Whenever it happens that
they are rewarded, it is accepted
as bonus.
In Guyana, down the. ages,
the makers and custodians of
our literary heritage were ever
cognisant of the need to reward
good writing despite challenging
economic constraints.
Perhaps our first literary
awards were those offered by
magazines like the Argosy's
Guiana Lithographic's
CARIBIA, and Chronicle's
mean of acquiring material
among other good intentions.
Perhaps the first recorded
concerted effort to encourage a
nationalist thrust in Guyanese
literature surfaced in the 1950s
as The Cheddi Jagan Gold
Medal for Literature. According
to Dr. Jagan, 'the Guyanese
writer has a major role to play
in the rebuilding of our
society...people engaged in the
arts must see themselves as part
of the development process'.

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Established in the 1950s, it
functioned into the mid-1960s
encouraging the flowering of
ideas and placing a premium on
the development of the imagina-
tive literature of a people gravi-
tating towards a Guyanese iden-
tity, a colony on the threshold
of a Guyanese nationhood. Two
notable winners of that award
were J. W. Chinapen and Sheik
The 50s and 60s were great
periods for literature and culture
with the annual celebration of
the History and Culture Week
and the establishment of the
National History and Arts
Council which not only offered
poetry and short story compe-
titions but also published win-
ning entries in its organ, KAIE.
Spin-offs of that era were
the Sandbach Parker Gold
Medal for Poetry and the A. J.
Seymour Lyrical Prize.
How the latter award came
into existence is a story within
a story: Reverend A. L. Luker,
poet, artist and musician, do-
nated the monetary prize he
won for writing the words for
Guyana's National Anthem to
honour Seymour who was even
at that time an icon in Guyanese
literature. Significantly, during
that period, many poems from
different writers were put to
music, some elevated to the
repertoire of national songs.
Since then there were many
one-off competitions and at
least two substantial poetry




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prizes. One was The Offering
Poetry Book Award initiated by
Kampta Karran which was sig-
nificant in that recognition was
given for a collection of poems,
a corpus of writing as against
the reward given for a single
And the other notable po-
etry award was The Guyana/
Commonwealth Young Poet
Competition (for schools)
organised by John Warrington
and others.
In 1987, Guyana was even-
tually blessed with an im-
mensely important and substan-
tial literary award; it was, and
to date, still is the first and big-
gest literary prize in the Carib-
That award is The Guyana
Prize for Literature established
by the then President of
Guyana, Hugh Desmond Hoyte
to 'provide a focus for the rec-
ognition of the creative writing
of Guyanese at home and
abroad, and to stimulate inter-
est in, and provide encourage-
ment for, the development of
good creative writing among
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Cancelled maintenance order without authority

IN 1956, the Full Court al-
lowed an appeal and set aside
a decision by a magistrate af-
ter finding that he (the Mag-
istrate) had misconstrued the
Bastardy Ordinance in 1947,
by wrongly revoking an order
of maintenance in a Bastardy
The Full Court found, too,
that the mother of an illegitimate
child, who had successfully
proved that Ross, the Respon-
dent, was the putative father of
her child, became mentally ill
and had to be confined at the
Mental Hospital. This resulted
in Ross appealing the ruling
which ended up with another
magistrate revoking the order of
the former magistrate and giving
custody to the putative father.
The Full Curt of the Su-
preme Court constituted by
Chief Justice Sir Frank Holder
and Sir Kenneth Stoby (who
later became Chancellor of the
Judiciary), found that the sec-
ond magistrate had no jurisdic-

tion to vary the order of the
first magistrate. The appeal by
the Appellant Lloyd was al-
lowed with costs.
The facts disclosed that
Ross was adjudged the putative
father of a child in affiliation
proceedings brought by the
mother of an illegitimate child
and ordered to pay the mother
a weekly sum for its mainte-
nance and education.
Subsequently, the mother
was confined in a mental hos-
pital and the custody of the
child was transferred to Lloyd
and the weekly sums made pay-
able to her.
On application by R for
custody of the child, the magis-
trate found that it would be in
the child's interest to remove
him from L's custody and he
revoked the existing order and
awarded custody to R.
On appeal from the
magistrate's decision it was con-
tended that the magistrate had
no power in law to cancel the

maintenance order and was
wrong when he purported to
revoke an order of custody al-
leged to have been made in
favour of L.
The Full Court also held
that the magistrate had no
power to cancel an order for
maintenance of an illegitimate
child once made. He can vary
the amount to be paid under the
order or he can appoint some-
one other than the mother to
have custody of the child but
the order remains in existence.
His jurisdiction to vary the or-
der in respect of the custody
of the child is
founded on the continuance
of the order and if he cancelled
the order he could not appoint
R. to be the custodian of the
child, the Full Court had said as
it allowed the appeal.
Senior Counsel, J. O.F.
Haynes had appeared for the
appellant while Attorney-at-
Law, Mr. Balram Singh Rai, rep-
resented the respondent.

The judgment of the Full
Court as delivered by Justice
Kenneth Stoby referred to the
matter as an appeal from the de-
cision of the Magistrate for the
East Demerara Judicial District
who in proceedings brought by
the respondent under section 6
(3) of the Bastardy Ordinance,
Chapter 147, awarded custody
of an illegitimate child to the re-
The judgment went on to
say that the evidence disclosed
that on March 6, 1947, the re-
spondent in affiliation proceed-
ings brought by the mother of
an illegitimate child was ad-
judged the putative father of the
child and ordered to pay its
mother a weekly sum for its
maintenance and education.
Subsequently, the mother
was confined in a mental hos-
pital and the custody of the
child was transferred to the ap-
pellant and the weekly sum
made payable to her.
The respondent, the puta-

tive father, was an Agricultural
Instructor and his evidence that
the appellant was permitting
the child to associate with an-
other child who was convicted
on seven occasions for dishon-
esty, was accepted by the mag-
The Magistrate found that
it would be in the child's inter-
est to remove him from the
custody of the appellant and he
revoked the existing order and
awarded custody to the re-
The judgment recalled that
no legal argument was addressed
to the Magistrate and added,
"but in this Court, Mr. J. O. F.

Haynes for the appellant sub-
mitted that:
(1) the Magistrate had no
power in law to cancel the main-
tenance order.
(2) Even if he had power
to cancel the maintenance order
the mother of the child in whose
favour the order had been made
should have been made a party
to the proceedings either per-
sonally or, if she were of un-
sound mind by some person
authorized to represent her.
(3) The Magistrate was
wrong when he purported to re-
voke an order of custody alleged
(Continued on page VIII)




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- the great


Fidel Castro has run Cuba
for so long that most of its
people have known no other
A thorn in Washington's
side for much of his 47-year

rule, the United States has tried
hard to get rid of the world's
longest-serving leader, but
President Castro has outlasted
nine American presidents.
He was born in 1926 to a

wealthy, landowning family. A
high academic achiever, he re-
ceived a Jesuit education and
was voted his school's best ath-
lete in 1944. He graduated from
Havana University as a lawyer

Magistrate misconceived...

(From page VII)

to have been made in favour
of the appellant."
The judgment went on to
state that with regard to the first
submission his argument was
that a careful analysis of section
6 of Chapter 147 made it ap-
parent that there was no power
given to the Magistrate to can-
cel an order and since he could
not cancel the order he could
not appoint the putative father
as custodian.
The judgment added, "We
agree with this submission. By
section 2 of the Bastardy Ordi-
nance "affiliation order" means
"an order adjudging a man to
be the putative father of a bas-
tard child and ordering him to
pay a sum of money weekly or
otherwise". Section 5 provides
that an affiliation order is of no
validity after the child has at-
tained the age of 14 years except
for the purpose of recovering
arrears due under it. In cer-
tain circumstances the order
may remain in force until the

child is 16 years.
Section 6 (1) provides for
payments under the order to be
made to the mother so long as
she is alive, not of unsound
mind, not in prison or not un-
fit. Section 6 (3) is as follows:
"After the death
of the mother of the child, or
whilst she is of unsound mind
of confined in a prison, or is
proved to be a person unfit to
have the custody of her child,
the magistrate may, if he sees
fit, by under his hand, from time
to time, appoint someone, with
the consent of that person, to
have the custody of the bastard
Justice of Appeal Stoby
continuing his judgment ex-
plained, the sections referred to
show that the whole scheme of
the Ordinance is to ensure that
after a man has been adjudged
father of an illegitimate child
the maintenance payable by
him must continue for not less
that 14 years even though the
mother of the child might die.
The judgment added, "The

Magistrate has nojurisdiction to
cancel an order once made. He
can vary the amount to be paid
under the order or he can ap-
point someone other than the
mother to have the custody of
the child but the order remains
in existence. His jurisdiction to
vary the order in respect of the
custody of the child is founded
on the continuance of the order
if the Magistrate cancelled the
order he could not appoint the
respondent to be the custodian
of the child."
In concluding the judg-
ment, Justice Stoby had said
"In coming to the conclusion
that the magistrate had no
jurisdiction to appoint the fa-
ther guardian of the child un-
der the Bastardy Ordinance
we are not deciding that if an
application is made to a Judge
of the Supreme Court such
an order cannot be made and
as that course may be adopted
we refrain from expressing
any opinion on the merits of
the application."

in 1950.
But he rebelled against his
privileged background, shocked
by the contrast between his
own comfortable lifestyle and
the dire poverty around him.

Havana an Ameri-
can playground
One issue that incensed the
young radical was the influx of
Americans who used Havana as
a gambling and vice playground.
He took up arms against the
regime of President Fulgencio
Batista in 1953. Aiming to
spark a popular revolt, Mr
Castro led more than 100 fol-
lowers in a failed attack on the
Moncada military barracks in
the eastern city of Santiago de
Cuba. Fidel and his brother Raul
survived, but were imprisoned.

Amnestied after two years,
Mr Castro continued to cam-
paign against the Batista regime
while in exile in Mexico, and
established a guerrilla force
known as the 26 July Move-
His revolutionary ideals at-
tracted support in Cuba and in
1959 his forces overthrew
Batista, whose regime had be-
come a byword for corruption,
decadence and inequality.
Cuba's new rulers who in-
cluded the legendary Argentine
revolutionary Che Guevara -
promised to give the land back
to the people and to defend the
rights of the poor.
Fidel Castro insisted his
ideology was primarily Cuban,
but the expropriation of Ameri-
can property created tensions
with Washington and he was
snubbed by US President

Dwight D. Eisenhower.
He claimed it was
Washington's rejection that
forced him into the arms of the
Soviet Union and its leader,
Nikita Khrushchev. Cuba be-
came a ColdWar battleground.
Bay of Pigs
In April 1961, the US at-
tempted to topple the Castro
government by recruiting a pri-
vate army of Cuban exiles to in-
vade the island. At the Bay of
Pigs, Cuban troops repulsed the
invaders, killing many and cap-
turing 1,000.
In 1962, the Cuban missile
crisis brought the world to the
brink of nuclear war, and Fidel
Castro became America's num-
ber one enemy. The CIA tried
to assassinate him more than
600 times, according to one Cu
(Continued on page XII)

Literary Prizes..

(Fromnpage V)

But the prize is more than that as seen
through the words of Mr. Hoyte when he made
the original announcement of the prize on Feb-
ruary 23, 1987, saying, 'the encouragement of
good writing has valuable spin-offs in encourages clear thinking and clear
expression...if success in solving problems is to
be achieved'.
The Prize is evolving (perhaps not as effec-
tively as its critics would want) with its most sig-
nificant move to date being to entertain manu-
scripts by resident Guyanese writers.
Apart from The Guyana Prize, there is onl>
one other existing platform i Guyana nurturing
and giving recognition to Guyanese writers. That
platform is the various poetry, fiction and wnrt-
ing for children compettions offered by The
Guyana Annual magazine.
Guyana's strong literary tradition was sus-
tained by the parts that make up the whole heri-

tage including our writers who have gained in-
ternatonal recognition, continued self-publish-
ing by resident writers, timely periodicals and
anthologies and of course the prizes.
It is now the duty of our makers of
words and the custodians of our literature to
extend that tradition beyond imagination.
(Responses to this author telephone (592)
226-0065 or email:

Guyanese Literature Update:

1. THE GUYANAANNUAL 2006/2007 is
under production; for further information
please contact the editor at telephone
number and email address listed
2. Under preparation by this author is A
LITERATURE. Information supplied on
any aspect of our literature will be duly



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with at least five years experience in a similar position.

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good inter-personal skills as the position requires constant communication with the
various Donor and Government agencies and Regional Offices.

Applications with detailed CV should be submitted not later than August 18. 2006 and j
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The key to youth empowerment is the
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If you're a bird enthusiast,
what could be more fascinat-
ing than being able to shoot
( on camera, that is) the first
bird thought to have existed?
A peek into history and
Guyana's Hoatzin, which oc-
cupies the riverbanks of the
easily accessible Mahaica and
Mahaicony rivers, should be of
S Admired for their beauty,
birds have forever attracted in-
terest by man. The ancient Ro
mans believed the flights and
Calls of birds could foretell the
future. Why, even today, science
still uses birds as a kind of
oracle, believing that changes in
bird populations can reflect the
health of the environment.
However, for Guyana, the
Steering birdlife is being watched
w to fulfil an economic need.
From the tiny Hummingbird to
d i n the giant Harpy Eagle, Guyana
R ed Siskbelieves that the 800 species of
birds which inhabit this "King-
n Specis dom of Nature" could lure inter-
An Endangered Species national birdwatchers and add to
Holds Firm in Guyana the tourism dollars and build the
tourism sector as a key contribu-
The Red Siskin used to flourish in Venezuela and Columbia, tor to the national economy.
but more than 150 years of trappings greatly diminished its Though the number of birds
population in the wild. It was believed to be nearing here is impressive, the Guyana
extinction until April of 2000 when, during a survey of Tourism Authority (GTA) says
Guyana's birds, researchers from the University of Kansas this country is relatively un-
known within international
and the Smithsonian Institution discovered a population of known within international
birding communities. However,
several thousand Red Siskins in southern Guyana. Not only thanks to support from the US-
was it the first time the bird was discovered in Guyana, but funded Guyana Trade and In-
also the number found is much larger than the previously vestment Support (GTIS)
recorded wild population. Guyana is one of the few places project, a Birding Tourism
left offering birders an excellent chance at viewing this programme has been developed
endangered bird. to cash in on the fascination with

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in Central Georgetown, Guyana.

The project consists of a four-storey office building of approximately 31,400 sq. ft.
with mechanical and electrical services and the structure will be a reinforced
concrete frame on reinforced concrete piles. Construction should commence
during the fourth quarter of 2006.

The client is a well established indigenous financial institution of over sixty years
standing and further information is available on their website

Interested contractors are asked to submit the following information:

Company profile including financial data
List of similar projects completed and in hand
List of key personnel and any other relevant data

Submissions are returnable by Friday, August 18, 2006 to:

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earth's feathered creatures.

Bird Land
Guyana's unique geographic
position of being part of the bio-
logically rich Guiana Shield and
the Amazon provides convenient
territory for the 72 different bird
families that make up the 800
species found here.
From costal waters to man-
groves, marshes to savannahs,
and mountains to tropical for-
ests, birdlife is abundant and
would suit the title of "ideal des-
tination" for anyone to fulfil
their ornithological yen.
While over 800 species of
birds from 72 different families
have been documented, it is
widely believed that there are
many more species that remain
unidentified. The capital,
Georgetown, homes more than
200 of these species from 39
families alone!
The families include many
sought after bird species in the
Neotropics, including Central
America, the Caribbean, and
northern South America.
Guyana's larger families in-
clude Herons, Hawks and Eagles,
Falcons and Caracaras, Rails
Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns and
Skimmers, Parrots, Nighthawk
and Nightjar, Swifts, Humming-
birds, Woodpeckers, Ovenbirds,
Woodcreepers, typical Antbirds,
Tyrant Flycatchers, Cotingas,
Emberizine Finches and New
World Blackbirds (24 subspe-
According to the GTA, of
the 104 species endemic to the
Guiana Shield, 73 species have
been identified in Guyana. High-
lights of known species include
blood-colored Woodpecker,
Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Toco
Toucan add rose-breasted Chat

Birding in Guyana
Guyana's birding programme
targets the travel trade as well as
media and consumers. It includes
birding guide training, develop-
ment of birding tourism market-
ing materials, media relations and
public relations activities, and
importantly, development of
partnerships with international
birding tour operators.
Representatives from
Guyana attended the Ameri-
can Birding Association an-

Harpy Eagle

- The Elusive Flying Wolf
With weights reaching 18 pounds, a wingspan of more than
six feet, and a healthy diet of mammals including sloths and
monkeys, the world's largest eagle is often referred to as
the "flying wolf." Harpy Eagles are becoming increasingly
rare in the wild, but Guyana still provides a refuge for this
endangered species. In fact, Guyana's relatively large
population of Harpy Eagles caught the attention of National
Geographic who filmed the documentary, Flight of the Harpy
Eagle in Guyana.

nual convention in June and
this month will be participat-
ing in the British
Birdwatching Fair in Rutland,
United Kingdom.
Birding tourism in Guyana
is seen as beneficial on many lev-
els, the GTA says. It contributes
to conservation by focusing on
unique places, sustainable activi-
ties, and small groups of people
highly interested in nature and
its preservation.
Too, the typical small-
scale operations do not have
high impacts on the environ-
ment and give local people op-
portunities to obtain employ-

ment and business benefits
while encouraging communities
to conserve and protect their
natural heritage.
Birders are also generally
well educated middle aged and
older people with the time
and money to travel far and
wide in search of the Neotro-
pical birds on their checklists,
many of which are found in
The birding initiative's suc-
cess relies on cooperation be-
tween the GTA, tourism busi-
nesses, and birding experts of the
Amazon Tropical Birds Society.
GTA-GTIS would like to

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The Hoatzin
The Hoatzin, or Canje Pheasant, as it is known here, is
a strange primitive bird. The Hoatzin's plump body and
reddish-brown feathers may not appear antediluvian, but
the bird's blood-red eyes set in patches of bright blue
skin and unruly crest of long feathers are throwbacks to
another time. Hoatzins are also born with two prehistoric
claws protruding from their wings, a characteristic that
lead many to believe that it's a direct link to the
Archaeopteryx, the first known bird from the Jurassic
penod. Hoatzins are found along rivers and creeks in the
Upper Demerara River-Berbice area in Guyana, and are
easily found because they often live in large groups and
rarely stray far from their principal locals-probably due
to the fact that they're poor fliers. Indeed, Guyana's
national bird is such a bizarre species that it was put in
its own order, the Opistnocomidae
Hoatzins are largely found in lowland swampy areas of
the Amazon and Orinoco basins of South Amenca. In
Guyana, Hoatzins are most common in Birding Zone
Four, the Upper Demerara-Berbice area. Mahaica Creek,
located not far from Georgetown, has healthy
populations of the primitive birds. Canje Pheasants are
also pnmarily spotted along the Berbice River, the Canje
Creek (a tributary of the Berbice River), and to a lesser
extent near the Abary River in the North and the Takatu
River in the South.
Hoatzins are social year-round, often living in family
groups of up to 40 birds, and rarely travel far from their
pnncipal locales. During breeding it's not rare to find
one tree containing many sloppy nests built over the
water, usually in plain view of predators.. If the nest
comes under attack, the adults retreat to the bushes and
leave the chicks to fend for themselves. The chicks do
so by reverting back to prehistoric times. Either their
claws are used to clamber to safety or they plunge into
the water and swim to the riverbank (both skills are lost
in adulthood).
Hoatzins, which are strictly vegetarian birds, forage for
leaves, flowers and fruits in the early morning and
evening. For much of the day, the bird roosts and digests
vegetable matter in a way that is unique to birds.
Hoatzins, like cows, ferment food in their foregut, and it
is this regurgitated matter that is fed to nestlings. It is
also this strange digestive tract that gives the bird a
strong musky odor, which serves well as a defense
mechanism--both against hunters and predators. Poor
flyers, the Hoatzins rarely take flight, and when they do it
is only in spasmodic, noisy bursts.

Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock
- The Face of Guyana
The Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock could easily be considered
the face of Guyana; with the male's brilliant orange
colorings, complete with an attention-grabbing Mohawk, it's
no wonder it graces the covers of so many tourism
brochures. But it also makes the cover because of Guyana's
healthy population of the birds. Guyana has several known
Cock-of-the-Rock lek sites, giving birders a decent chance
of seeing males competing for female attention. And while
the brown colorings of the female aren't as striking,
watching the birds (who often build their nests in groups)
interact is a rare experience indeed

see other donor agencies and
Non-Governmental partners
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assistance in the development
and delivery of the birding

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(From page VIII)
ban minister.
One CIA scheme was get-
ting him to smoke a cigar packed
with explosives. Another was a
plan to make his beard fall out
and ridicule him.
A US economic embargo..
forced President Castro to rely,.
on Russia for aid and tiade6....
He managed to put Cuba at
the head of the newly emerging
Non-Aligned Movement. Yet, in
Africa especially, he took sides,
sending his troolis in to support
Marxist:guerrillas in Angola and.
Mozambique in the 1970s.

After the Soviet
The collapse of the Soviet
Union hit President Castro's
revolution hard and the-
economy suffered badly in the
Chronic shortages of con-
sumer goods and foodstuffs
became the norm, and thou-
sands of Cubans sought to es-
cape to Florida by sea, in a
crushing vote of no-confidence
in their leader. Even his own
daughter Alina Fernandez pre-
ferred a life of exile as a dissi- .
dent in Miami.
President Castro has used
US hostility as a reason to re-
ject democratic reforms to his
one-party state. But Cuba under
his rule has made impressive so-
cial strides, with its universal frne
health and education systems the.
envy .of the region and many
much wealthier Western nations.
Fidel Castro became famous .
for his lengthy diatribes against
American power and still retains
his ability to rattle the US,:
which has recently become con-
cerned about his close relations
with oil-rich Venezuela, run by:..
his great friend Hugo Chavez.
While some Cubans wu-:
doubtedly detest Castro, oth- .
ers genuinely love him. He is: ..
the David who stood.upto the
Goliath of 'America. (Bl3C:".


Fusarium wilt, caused by the
soil borne fungus Fusarium
oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici,
was formerly the most preva-
lent and damaging disease of
both field and greenhouse to-
matoes. The fungus can colo-
nize the roots of a number of
weeds. If suitable resistant or
immune varieties were not
widely available, wilt would
undoubtedly be the most
damaging disease of.toma-
toes. The Fusarium fungus is
present in all important to-
mato growing regions of the

The first symptom of
Fusarium wilt in gardens and
fields is usually the golden yel-
lowing of a single leaflet or
shoot, or a slight wilting and
drooping of the lower leaves on
a single stem. As the fungus de-
velops inside the stem, plants
show progressive yellowing,
wilting, and withering starting

um Wi

generally with the lowermost
foliage (Figure 1). Yellowed and
'wilted leaflets drop early. Often
the symptoms appear first only
on one side of the stem. Af-
fected plants turn a bright yel-
low, wilt, dry up, and usually
die before maturity, producing
few, if any, fruit. When the epi-
dermis and cortical tissues
(bark) on a section of the main
stem close to the base of the
plant is cut and peeled back, a
distinct chocolate-brown discol-
oration of the water- and food-
conducting (vascular) tissue is
evident (Figure 2). The streaks
extend from the roots up
through the branches and into
the petioles. In damp weather,
the pinkish-white masses of
Fusarium spores may be seen
on dead vines or in wounds and
leaf scars of severely infected
plants. A black rotting of the
side roots hastens wilting and
dying of the foliage. Seedbed in-
fections commonly cause severe
losses. Affected seedlings are
stunted. The older
leaves droop and
curve inward, the
veinlets are
cleared, and the
leaves commonly
droop, later wilt,
and die. Fruit in-
fection may occur
and can be de-
tected by the
brown discolora-
tion of the vascu-
lar tissue within
the fruit.

Symptoms of
Figure 2: Plant stem showing chocolate- Fusarium wilt
brown discoloration may be confused

Figure 1: Tomato plants affected by Fusarium wilt

with those of Verticillium wilt,
caused by a common soil fun-
gus Verticillium albo-atrum (V.
Dahliae). The two tomato wilts
usually cannot be distinguished
except:by culturing the fungus
in the laboratory. The Verticil-
lium fungus, unlike Fusarium,
also attacks brambles, eggplant,
okra, pepper.

The causal fungus usually
enters plants of all ages through
uninjured feeding roots, through
wounds in the roots made dur-
ing transplanting and cultivat-
ing, or through wounds made by
nematodes (such as burrowing,
lesion, root-knot, sheath, sting,

stubby-root, and stunt). After
preparation, the fungus grows
into and multiplies in the water-
and food-conducting tissues of
the roots and stems. These tis-
sues later become partly plugged
or killed. Toxic substances are
believed to be secreted by inter-
action of the fungus and tomato
plant. These materials appar-
ently cause the wilting and
death of the plant. Fusarium
wilt is most serious during hot
weather, when air and soil tem-

peratures are 78* to 90*F (25
to 32*C) with an optimum at
about 82*F (27*C). The first
symptoms generally appear
about the time of bloom or
soon after the set of the crown-
cluster fruit, but infections may
occur at any time during the life
of the plant
The causal fungus may be
introduced into uninfested gar-
dens and fields with a small
percentage of the seed, by
transplants grown in wilt-in-

fested soil, by windborne or wa-
ter-spread soil, or by garden
implements, farm equipment,
contaminated tomato stakes and
cages, or any other agency car-
rying small amounts of infested
soil. Once the fungus is intro-
duced, it may survive and per-
sist in most soils indefinitely,
especially if the soil is warm, as
in the greenhouse, even when no
tomato crops are grown. The
fungus can also survive in the fi-
brous root systems of many
plants including common weeds
such as species of crabgrass,
mallow, and pigweed. Trans-
plants grown in infested soil
usually do not show typical wilt
symptoms until they have been
transplanted for some time and
soil temperatures reach 75F

* Plant only certified, disease-
free seed and transplants in
fertile, well-drained, wilt-free
soil. Tomato seed treated
(Continued on page XIV

The Public is hereby notified that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
for the proposed Crude Oil Refinery, at Ordnance Fort Lands / Palmyra /
Seawell, East Coast Berbice by Crab Island Refinery Inc., a subsidiary of
Delta Energy and Petroleum Company (DEPCO), prepared by Ground
Structures Engineering Inc. has been submitted to the Environmental Protection

In accordance with the Environmental ProtectionAct, No. 11 of 1996, members
of the public are hereby invited, within sixty (60) days of the publication of this
notice, to review the EIA report and make such written submissions to the
Environmental ProtectionAgency, as they consider appropriate.

A summary of the EIA is available on our website ( or can
be viewed on request at the following offices:
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3) Kintyre /No.37 Neighbourhood Democratic Council Office;
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Written submissions should be addressed to:
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Medical Biotechnology

- Part 10 Pharmacogenomics

The world of

Last week we provided some
basic background for the new
field or discipline called
pharmacogenomics as a
branch of medicine that "exam-
ines how your genetic makeup
affects your response to drugs."
Or "the study of how people's
genetic makeup affects their re-
sponses to drugs." We also in-
dicated the term
pharmacogenomics is used inter-
changeably with pharmacoge-
netics in a general sense. How-
ever, though considered arbi-
trary, there is a technical differ-
ence between the two. Accord-
ing to a National Center for Bio-
technology Information of the
United States National Institute
of Health primer:

refers to the general study of all
of the many different genes that
determine drug behavior.
refers to the study of inherited
differences (variation) in drug
metabolism and response.
Thus in common parlance.
pharmacogenomics has sub-
sumed pharmacogenetics. Sev-
eral other fields of study have
also emerged including,
metabolomics, proteomics.
transcriptomics, which deal
with genomic aspects of me-
tabolism, protein synthesis and
diversity, and the way genes
"transcribe" or "dictate" the
pathways for the synthesis of
enzymes and proteins, respec-

Pharmacogenomics allows

health care providers to identify
sources of an individual's pro-
file of drug response and predict
the best possible treatment op-
lion for this individual. For ex-
ample, genonmic tests are help-
ing to identify cancers that have
a good chance of responding to
a particular medication or regi-
men. This technology has en-
abled the development of tar-
geted therapies like Herceptin
for metastatic breast cancer,
Gleevec for chronic myeloid
leukemia and Erbitux for meta-
static colorectal cancer.
Several other related fields
spawned by the genomic era and
the complete mapping of the
human genome (humankind's
complete genetic make-up) in-
(genomics of allergy)
cancer proteomics
(genomics of cancer-related pro-
(relating to developmental ge-
netics of the embryo's entire ge-
functional genomics
(relating to the genetic regulation
of different functions of pro-
teins and other compounds
synthesized or metabolized by
the body)
genomicc aspects of the immune
system) and
(genomics for vaccine develop-
Glossaries have now been



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developed for over sixty of
these different terminologies
and related disciplines. Anecdotl-
ally. the field of biology has
revolutionized science and tech-
nology over the past two de-
cades with lightning speed and

The roots of 'omics'
The suffix 'omics' is rooted
in Greek, referring to "whole-
ness" or "totality." Hence,
genomics is the study of the
"totality" of an organism's ge-
netic makeup. Proteomics will
be the study of the "totality" of
an organism's protein makeup.

A Brief history of
According to Professor Urs
Meyer of the University of
Basel in Switzerland, in a paper
published in the journal Nature
Reviews Genetics volume 5 of
September 2004, the discipline
dates back to the British phy-
sician Sir Archibald Garrod, who
in about 1898. was the first to
study urinary pigments, the
colour of urine of patients at the
famous St. Bartholomew's Hos-
pital in London with two medi-
cal conditions called alcapto-
nuria and porphyria.
Alcaptonuria is a genetically
inherited metabolic disease in
which the urine of sufferers
turns black when exposed to air.
while porphyria is an abnormal
condition in which excessive
amount of the compound por-
phyrin, typical of the red blood
pigment hemoglobin, is pro-
duced by the body.
However, "taste blindness"
for the compound phenylthio-
carbamide (PTC) (phenylthio-
urea). is considered the first ex-
ample of a pharmacogenctic/
pharmacogenomic study which
was reported in the 1932 vol-
ume of the Proceedings of the
US National Academy of Sci-
ences by Professor A.L Fox.
Professor Fox was synthesizing
chemicals in the quest for a
sugar substitute! [The problems
of sugar economics date back a
long time!].
During Professor Fox's
taste assessment studies, he
noted some persons reported

Fig.1: Structure of the Human cytochrome CYP3A4


Fig.2: GM Pharma Goat genetically engineered to produce
the drug next to it Human Antithrombin now approved
for use in the European Union.

Fusarium Wilt in-..
(From page XlT
properly with hot water is free ot the Fusanunm fungus
In infested soil, grow nnl. tomato nariene lih3ai ae hughly
resistant or immune to Fusanum and Verncillium % lts i1 la-
beled VFN).
Grow tomatoes in the same field area no more than once in
four years. Lightly infested soil may become heavily infested
by too-frequent cropping of tomatoes.
In home gardens, pull up and burn wilt-infested plants when
they become severely diseased.
Spraying or dusting-useful in controlling tomato
blights, leaf spots, and fruit rots-is not efTecti'e in con-
trolling Fusarium wilt.

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How can you help

protect it? (Pt. 2)

Hello Readers, can also be made into compost. You can choose to co
Last week we looked at a compost station, se
how developed countries such Benefits of Composting binless system or compc
as Britain works to protect their Composting reduces house- in a designated area of th
environment. This week we will hold garbage and can lessen the Make a layer of plant
focus specifically oa how overburden of landfills. twigs or other woody ma
Guyanese can protect their en- Composting is simple, fun and
vironment. Here are sonie ideas yet an involved learning activ- Step 2
on how we can do so. ity that requires little mainte- Add a layer of brown
nance. Composting aids in the or other brown vegetation
WASTE return of organic matter to the add a layer of kitchen sct
Composting soil in a usable form for your green plant materials. T
Composting is a method of garden. Compost is rich in nu- with a layer of soil. Conti
recycling organic materials and trients and organic matter that temating layers of yard
can be practiced at 4 both col- helps to produce healthy plants. kitchen waste, and soil.
lective and individual level. At Healthy plants in turn help yard waste is generally h
home, kitchen waste (e.g. veg- clean our air and conserve our carbon while kitchen and
etable peels, egg shels and fruit soil. yard waste is high in nit
scraps) and yard waste (e.g. Soil provides the much
fallen leaves, grass, clippings) Making a Compost Heap micro-organisms to assi,

Step 1

Medical Biotechnology...
(From page .')

PTC tasted very biner while others detected only a "very slight"
taste they dubbed "taste of sand Follow ing this, landmark
discoveries in the 1950's really ushered in the field of pharma-
Interestingly, in chapter 9 of his book PDG Medical Ge-
netics, Professor Ronald Davidson of the Canada's McMaster
University in Hamilton, Ontario, posits a credit to Pythagoras
for his "recognition of favism in about 500 BC."
The term pharmacogenetics predates
pharmacogenomics. According to both Professors Meyer and
Davidson, the German Professor F Vogel first coined the term
in 1959 after which the definitive book by Professor W. Kalow
entitled Pharmacogenetics: Heredity and the Response to Drugs
emerged in 1962 published by W.B. Saunders of the US.

Cytochrome P450 pharmacogenomics:
Cytochrome P450 otherwise abbreviated CYP is a group
of over 60 closely related enzymes, called isozymes ("similar
enzymes"' that use iron as a structural component to "oxidize"
compounds. In lay terms, this group of enzymes are the major
and powerful "detox" proteins in our bodies. Humans have
some 30 or so. Their synthesis is "dictated" by a variety of
"related" genes. CYP acts as a biological catalyi in several
chemical reactions including drug reactions in our bodies.
An interesting example: Charcoal broiled meats, like
barbecues, can inhibit the drug actions of the painkiller
Acetaminophen, the sleeping tablet Diazepam, and Caf-
feine by "inducing" into action the specific cytochrome
called CYPIA2!
To be continued next week.
All articles in ths column are authored by John Caesar, the con-
sulting national project coordinator
Email address caesart~osafetv(a\hoo corn

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

etup a
>st pile
e yard.

i. Then
raps or
op off
nue al-
high in
st with


Step 3
Use a cover to keep the
compost from becoming too
moist. Be sure to add water if
the compost becomes too dry.

Step 4
Turn the compost every
few weeks or whenever it be-
comes too wet or develops an
odor. This will allow air into the

Using the Finished Compost
When the compost is ready
to use, it should be dark and
crumbly with most of the origi-
nal identity of the materials
lost. Pieces of some materials
such as nut shells, egg shells,
and plant materials take very
long to decompose so they may
still remain. A good tip is to
sieve these larger particles be-
fore using for compost. Once
this has been done the compost
is ready for use. Apply it to the
soil the same way you would
apply manure.

Industrial Pollution (noise,
water and air)

Noise Pollution
How does one define noise
pollution? Some may say that
noise pollution refers to annoy-
ing loud sounds, while for oth-
ers, noise pollution does not
have to be loud to be harmful -
a dripping faucet can trigger the
body's responses and increase

Ministry of Health
Please be advised that the revised/extended closinLg date lor- the Supply
and Delivery of the equipment and accessories below is now
August OS, 2006 at 9. 00() ua at the National Ioard olf Proil-cNmenIt and
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stress levels. Part of the diffi-
culty lies in the fact that in most
ways it is different from other
liorms of pollution.
Noise from industries can
really be a nuisance. To curb
this problem, operators should
have sound-reducing devices or
practices to lessen the associ-
ated effects. For example, muf-
flers or silencers can be used to
lessen the noise from genera-
tors, or double wall enclosures
with either eggshells of foam in
between the walls can also be


Water Pollution
Water pollution impacts
our lakes, creeks, rivers, and
streams. As these water sup-
plies are affected, so are the
people and animals that depend
on it for survival.

Water pollution occurs when
the quality of a water body is

changed as a result of the entry
of harmful substances. The
sources of water pollution can be
divided into two categories:
Point source for e.g.
city sewage, treatment plants
and industrial facilities.
Non-Point sources for
e.g. runoff from streets, leaks
from landfills, hazardous dumps;
septic tanks and underground
storage tanks; erosion from min-
ing operations; metals and ero-
sion form mining operations;
ash from burning fuels in homes
and factories.

Human- related causes of Wa-
ter Pollution
People's daily activities can
introduce' pollutants into our
water-wa3s via:

Household Activities
Disposal Activities at
Industrial Activities
Agricultural Activities

Whatican we do?

Dispose of waste
Avoid throwing wastes
into drains because of conve-
Feel free to call our EPA

Office to find out where to take
harmful waste.
Dispose of garbage in a
bin or get involved in
composting of organic waste.
Avoid disposal of animal
wastes into trenches.
Find alternative ways of
disposing pesticides rather than
into trenches.

Minimize use ex-
cess fertilizers
Lessened use of fertilizers
does enhance quality and taste
of food. The best time to apply
fertilizers is during dry weather.
Plants use it more readily and
you will save more money.

Desist from Break-
ing Water Mains
Breaking water mains is an

(Continued on page XVI)

"Essay Competition"

Prizes would be awarded to
(One from each Region)

Here is how to get involved:

Theme: "Show How Consumer Protection Legislation is
pivotal to Tourism Expansion in Guyana"


Age: 14-17
Content: 500-700 words
Deadline: August 30. 2006
Prizes: Ten winners s (one from each region) will be selected each receiving a
certificate and a prize at an award ceremony in September.
Entries must be completed with your name. age. address. and contact number
One entry per student
All entries should be submitted to the Ministry
Entr fomnns could be photocopied
Entries may be typed or (legible) hand writing
Employees of the Ministry of Tourism. Industry & commerce, affiliated
organizations and their relati\ls are not eligible to enter
Closing (late for entry' is August 7, 2006

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UNDP Capacity Building for the Management of
Natural Resources and the Environment Project

Executing Agency: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Implementing Agency: Guyana Geology
and Mines Commission (GGMC)


While the direct and indirect economic and social benefits
of mining have many positive impacts on Guyana's
economy, there are negative undesirable impacts,
including environmental impacts, which must be

The Mining (Amendment)




adopted in March 2005 and addresses pollution
prevention and control, mitigation, and monitoring of
environmental effects of mining.

GGMC has received support through the GOG/UNDP
Capacity Building Project for the Management of Natural
Resources and the Environment to implement an
education campaign which targets miners, and
community leaders and members. The objective of the
campaign is to make these audiences aware of the purpose
and requirements of the Mining (Amendment)
Regulations 2005 and the responsibilities of the miners
and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is therefore desirous of
contracting the services of a suitably qualified
Communication Professional to design an education
campaign and produce the educational tools to support
the education campaign. The Communication
Professional will work under the direct supervision of the
Guyana Geology and Mines Commission.

Interested persons can obtain further information from

Applications must be submitted by August 11, 2006

The Project Manager
GoG/UNDP Capacity Buildingfor the Management of
Natural Resources and the Environment Project
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
"Takuba Lodge"
254 South Road & New Garden Street


I 1

Hello Boys and
Today we will
look at different
goups of people
and what we call
these gatherings.

Have fun!

Correct solutions will be in next Sunday's issue





How can you help ...

(From page XV)
offence and endangers the
health of people. Polluted wa-
ter can easily enter the
potable water supply system
Help to Clear
Clogged Drains
Open waterways help re-
duce the likelihood of flooding
and controls over-breeding of
Fix Leaks on Cars
Quickly fixing leaks on
cars reduces the chance of pol-
lutants (oil and petrol) from get-
ting into waterways.
,Air Pollution
Air pollutants come from
both natural and man-made
sources. However, it is our hu-
man impacts that seem to in-
duce more heightened and pro-
longed environmental stress. Ex-
cessive air pollution is detrimen-
tal to our eco-system health and
lives of our local and global citi-
zens. Some pollutants can cause
short-term effects such as eye

and throat irritation. More
alarming, however, are the long-
term effects such as cancer and
damage to the body's immune,
neurological, reproductive and
respiratory systems.
Air pollution is not just a
"city problem." Many air pollut-
ants are dispersed over areas hun-
dreds of miles from their source
where they affect many different
ecosystems. These pollutants of-
ten remain toxic in the environ-
ment for a very long time where
they continue to affect ponds,
streams, fields and forests. Most
air pollution is the result of en-
ergy consumption. Specifically,
the burning of fossil fuels to pro-
duce electricity or to power trans-
portation vehicles is the main
cause of this serious, but prevent-
able, environmental hazard.
What you can do to reduce air
Ensure proper control
measures for industries like rice
mills. (Check with our EPA of-
fice for specific guidelines.)
Reduce open burning
of waste (in particular, rubber

and plastic products.)
Purchase environment-
friendly aerosols.
Check to ensure that your
vehicle's exhaust functions
Choose to purchase
unleaded gas, if you can.
The information shared
above should get you thinking
about what we as Guyanese can
do to ensure a safe and healthy
environment. To establish long
term environment support and
good environment behaviour, it
takes time to change attitudes
and values. If we start today
and choose to follow few, some
or all the good practices, we will
return to a cleaner, healthier,
and more beautiful Guyana.
You can share your ideas
with other readers by sending
your letters to: "Our Environ-
ment", C/o EIT Division, Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency,
IAST Building, Turkeyen, UG
Or e-mail us at with ques-
tions and comments.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 6, 2006 xvil

The Excerpt

The next two or three days were difficult ones for
Haynes. The household with remarkable sensitiveness
avoided him even Maisie, probably on Mrs. Rouse's
stringent orders; perhaps, however, she was on some
intimate affair of her own. Haynes felt that he had been
had. And it was the feeling that Mrs Rouse had been
concerned in some low conspiracy against him that wor-
ried him. He found himself thinking of it at meals, at
work, in bed; and some of his old timidity and distrust-
fulness came creeping over him. The awkwardness
over Ella he had been able to overcome without diffi-
culty. But he had been fitting himself into the home life
at No. 2, and now this thing had come to upset him.
He felt surprisingly desolate. Was he a trusting Simple
Simon? He had not known what to think and was sur-
prised how much he worried over such a little thing.
After all, he lived there, was very comfortable. They
were as nice as ever. Why bother? But still he doubted
and brooded until, chiefly through Maisie, his doubts
were resolved, or at least he worried about the matter
no longer.

Maisie was determined to get even with Mrs. Rouse.
Haynes heard Mrs. Rouse say once or twice that
Maisie was doing her best to pick a quarrel. He thought
that the expression was only a figure of speech for
Maisie's usual mischievousness. But the words were
literally true, for Maisie exerted herself until she had de-
liberately brought about a tension. On the Sunday af-
ter New Year's Day the quarrel broke at last.

"Yes," she screamed from the alley, whither she had
retired after the early exchanges, "all you only have eyes
for me, all that I doing, how I bad. But God will punish
all you for wicked deeds. All you take away Mr.
Haynes from Ella. From the first day the gentleman
come here all you been trying to take him away. All
you couldn't get him, all you invite him and give him a
lot of food and things to drink to fool him. You lie on
Ella and say she sick? Elsie Daniel come here and I
hear her tell you that she see Ella in Hastings and that
Ella well and coming back, and all you lie and lie and
lie until all you take him away to get his money to

Mrs. Rouse emerged from the kitchen hatchet in
hand: "I going to kill her this morning," she said. This is
the end. Nobody tell me anything."

Since that night with Benoit and the knife Haynes
had always treated Mrs. Rouse's histrionics with a mea-
sure of seriousness. He did not wait for Miss Atwell,
but went straight out and held Mrs. Rouse by the arm.

"Don't worry yourself, Mrs. Rouse. You think I be-
lieve all that rubbish Maisie is babbling out there? I
know it is not true. Maisie is only doing it to worry you.
But all she wants is to get you into a passion."

Mrs. Rouse allowed herself to be disarmed and led
back inside.
(Taken from Minty Alley by C.L.R. James)

About the extract

This passage describes a climax to an old 'family'
misunderstanding. It should provide you with some in-
puts for your own writing. Take a look:

1. Observe the situations used by the writer to en-
able his characters' expression to become effective.
2. What personality characteristics) of Mr. Haynes
are brought out here?
3. How much are you told about Maisie? Are all
pieces of description and information direct or implied?
Support your stand.
4. Who is the dominant character in this episode?
Support your answer.

Writing Paragraphs

Keep your eyes open to the way good writers struc-
ture their paragraphs; it should pay you dividends in the
near future. The secret is to get your paragraphs to
behave as paragraphs should hang together well.
How can this be done? Let us see once more. The
sentences in a paragraph may fit together by:

1. telling about the same subject.
2. relating a single sequence of events.
3. explaining parts of the same process, step by step.
4. supplying follow-up details necessary to make the
reader see how true a general statement is.

Here is our favourite piece. It offers excellent writ-
ing. Read it.
The Man at the Door
He was leaning on a heavy cane, staring at the door
with dark vacant eyes. His long white hair crept over
his forehead and merged into his shaggy brows. His
face was partly hidden by the collar of a shabby coat
turned up against his ears and cheeks. A red nose
pushed its way forward into the unknown.
Nervous hands moved quickly as if they were cold.
Long fingers tightened and then loosened their hold on
the head of the cane. But the great body of the man
did not stir at all. Nor did the eyes turn as they stared
intently at the door. Only the fingers moved; only the
hands trembled.
His feet were the feet of a giant. Great rough shoes
covered them and protected them from the cold. They
looked tired as they rested motionless on the concrete
step. The shoes pointed aimlessly outward as if to give
the large man some balance as he waited there. The
feet were those of a man who had walked far and long
and whose walking had come to an end.
The man waited patiently at the door He looked
neither to the right nor to the left. There was noth-
ing for him to see. The sturdy cane in his nervous
hand was white. The man at the door was blind.

Writing Sentences
The sentence and sentence fragments

A sentence (a) contains a subject and (b) a predi-
cate and makes a complete thought. Any group of
words that fails to fit those requirements is a sentence

The following italicised words are fragments, not sen-
(a) A verbal phrase: To build the fire.
(b) A part of a compound predicate: And waved to
all the people.
(c) An appositive: We saw Mrs. Bell.' The teacher
we had in the fifth grade.
(d) A prepositional phrase: At the end of the long,

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.
- ------'. '.. '" ...,;; .t|(,l ) : :,,* '.,.,,i.,/,,.': ... B ILLY G R A H A M

tense race.
(e) A dependent clause: While my TV set was out
of order.

A sentence fragment can be corrected by add-
ing missing parts or by attaching it to a main

From the hotel windows.
From the hotel windows, people were watching the
People were watching the celebration from the
hotel windows.
Something to do
Correct all fragments by adding to them or by at-
taching them to a main clause. If, perhaps, a sentence
is correct, write the word sentence beside its number.

1. And sent up a cloud of dust.
2. There were several items of merit. During the
second half of the show.
3. I purchased some African Jewellery. That ev-
eryone admired.
4. A diamond-encrusted tiara offered at auction.
5. You should buy an umbrella. To shield your body
from the sun.
6. Because I have no place to pass.
7. My temper always rises. When I see senior citi-
zens mistreated.
8. Just as I was ready to give an order.

Story Writing
Let's hope that you make a special effort to write
stories and store them in a folder with an attractive

Here is an opportunity to add another effort. Write
a story based on the picture below.

Let it be approximately 400 to 500 words in length.

You must write in Standard English.

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.


By Faizool Deo

ON Mildred Piget's face, you
see a tired look, frustrated
with life, wrinkled with hard-
ship, a simple woman who ac-
cepts that life has thrown
some curve balls in her direc-
She is one of about 300 per-
sons living in the community of
Rockstone in Region 10, and
one of many women who ply
their trade on the nearby water-
ways. She catches fish for a liv-
ing! Not only the edible ones,
but those meant for the
aquarium trade, as well. It takes
knowledge, skills and a lot of
patience to do her job- but she
is becoming weary with time.
Rockstone, a little less than
20 miles from Linden, would be
enchanting to any outsider, it has
an ambiance of tranauilitv that

takes you from the noise and
filth of the city to the peace and
quiet that exists in most rural
It is no ordinary community
though; it has the flora and fauna
that people would only read
about, which translates every
area into a beautiful mystery -
a mystery that happily bewil-
ders you.
For Mildred and so many
others it's home, but they don't
see all the glamour of the area,
they see hardship!
The location, geography
and number of inhabitants have
made the area essentially a fish-
ing community with very little
else to do. The men try their
hand at small scale logging and
some help with the fishing, but
essentially if they want to make
a living they leave their wife and
children and head out of the

With so many people fish-
ing there is little that can be sold
at home, so the women work by
orders from outside buyers who
want mostly the aquarium fishes
at a very cheap price.
"What are we to do?"
Audrey Simian, a resident who
has lived there for 25 years
asked. "It's either we work or
They wake up early in the
morning, leave with their small
boats, sometimes camping out
the entire day in order to reach
the demand.
"We get weary fast, pad-
dling is very hard," Audrey ex-
plained. Even after all this hard
work. it does not always pay off
in the end. They face the pre-
dicament of the van not turning
up, resulting in the death of
their catch.

The rain also plays a big
part in restricting the women
from their work, since it floods
the rivers and forces the fishes
out of their regular location.
When we visited last week,
it was one of the rainy season
and the ladies were at a stand-
still. "This is one problem we
are faced with," Audrey
pointed out, but the water has
gone down tremendously and
some feel that they have seen
the worst of it- for now.

Mothers know best
Another amazing fact about
Rockstone is the amount of
girls born into the families.
They are many and some have
already journeyed on the water-
ways with their mothers.
But this is one job that the
some families don't want to

Sylvan Williams examines his bitter cassava plants, which
he intends to harvest, and convert into alcoholic drinks
; for the Ii fftdaF itrlal next montl'... .

Will two-year-old Martina become the fish catcher of the
future? She might be, but her mother, Claudette Edwards
hopes that she can take her education and make more
of herself.

pass on to their offspring. "We
can't do anything better, but we
want better for our children,"
Audrey said, adding "we would
not like our daughters to follow
our pattern, we are very poor
Another woman, Claudette
Edwards has seven daughters
and a son. The eldest, 15, is do-
ing domestic work in the city.
She is trying hard to push her
children and give them "a proper
But even though a school
does exist, how many dreams
will be realized?
It was revealed that children
sometimes are absent from
school, only to help their fam-
ily. Claudette's second daughter
is 14-years-old and she is some-
what the woman of the house.
She was cooking lunch when 1
first saw her, and amidst the
bubbling exuberance of her
younger siblings she stood reso-
lute. sporting a scar on her right
hand a scar that came from her
early years in the kitchen.

A way forward
Rockstone's waterways
teem with fishes to such an ex-
tent that they were the feature
of National Geographic's "Cat-
fish Hunters" in 2003. In an ef-
fort to promote the area and

tunities to the Rockstone
people, the Linden Economic
Advancement Project (LEAP)
in conjunction with Region 10
Tourism Development Associa-
tion and the Rockstone Conunu-

nity Development Council are
planning a Fish Festival this
This initial activity will be
for two days September 23-24,
with the second day benefiting
the community and the first
This activity will hopefully
not only make locals and tour-
ists aware of the area in Septem-
ber, but all year round.
This festival will see the
sale of edible and aquarium
fishes: it would also create em-
ployment for the men who
prove to be excellent guides of
the surrounding waterways and
the lands including the exotic
Gluck Island.
A guest house can also be
set up in Rockstone, which if
channeled in the right way can
attract the right people to their
Some of the residents of
Rockstone are hoping that this
festival can bring much needed
finances to their community.
One man. Sylvan Williams,
who incidentally has four
daughters and a boy, is wait-
ing for the time to near to pick
his bitter cassava for his wife
to make indigenous beverages.
Mildred and the other
women are hoping that the
festival can ease their con-
stant rowing and give them
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fortable life in the place they
have called home for so many
years, Rockstone. (Send ques-
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tist for over 18 years tells me
that parents generally do not
know that the responsibility
of beginning the process of
oral health care for their
children starts when the in-
fant is aboutfour months old.
This initial orientation is the
most important and will be es-
pecially effective if sustained
over the'first ten years of the
child's life.
.Here are some Do's And
1. Try to rub the gums with
gauze or a damp face cloth even
:before the teeth start to erupt.
This will get your baby to un-
Sderstand from an early age that
like bathing and hair washing,
mouth washing is a part of the
routine. It will also desensitise
the gums slightly and may ease

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the irritation of tooth eruption
S2. Don't dip the pacifier
(comforter) in syrup or honey
or other sweet substance because
sweetness in the baby's mouth
for prolonged periods is guaran-
teed to cause tooth decay. Fur-
thermore, it will only encourage
a "sweet tooth" which facilitates

future obesity.
3. Don't put extra sugar i
the drinks that your baby take
in the bottle. The child does no
need extra sugar. There is enough
energy for him/her in the norm
foodstuffs taken in.
4. Fruit juices contain acid
Some of them especially ci
rus fruit are very high in aci

content. This acid does the
same job as the acid produced
by the plaque. It demineralises
the enamel. Therefore avoid
fruit juice in the bottle or at
least dilute it with water (about
5. Avoid carbonated (soft)
drinks until the age of about 3
years. Never put these drinks
in a bottle.
6. Try not to let your baby
sleep with a bottle. This may
lead to bottle mouth. If it is es-
sential, make sure that the
Bottle contains only water.
7. Use an "orthodontic
pacifier" to ensure that in the
in event of continued use, the

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pacifier does not lead to an enor-
mous open space between the
front teeth (open-bite). Remem-
ber the sucking of a pacifier is
normal up to age three years.
8. Do not give sweets or
chocolates to an infant until at
least 18 months of age. They
don't know that they are "miss-
ing" something nice and all it
does is promote poor diet hab-
its. Resist relatives doing this
even though it makes you un-
popular with them.
9. Kissing a baby on the lips
is one way that the bacterium
streptococcus mutans (which
causes tooth decay) is intro-
duced into the mouth. Try to
limit non-family
kissing on the cheek only.
10. Cleaning your children's
teeth is essential. Many of the

baby teeth have to last your
child until he or she is almost
12 years old, so the idea of
"they fall out any way" is just
not acceptable.
Baby teeth are essential for
maintaining the space for correct
positioning of the permanent
ones that will follow, so if your
child loses teeth too early you
may be looking at huge orth-
odontist bills later that might
have avoided. Also when chil-
dren are young it is difficult for
a dentist to adequately restore
cavities, so it may be required
to do dental work under general
This should be avoided if
possible and can be just by
maintaining strict oral hy-
giene measures right from
the beginning.

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Cookery Corner
Welcome to the 411th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking In Guyana.

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Dessia Braithwaite
ruled the catwalk last
Sunday at a farewell
fashion hosted by
Salod Marketing
Agency and the Miss
Guyana World
organisation. The
high energy show
featured Dessia and
the other contestants
of Miss Guyana
World 2006
showcasing "Mixed
Moods" in displaying
jewellery by Kings
Jewellery World,
evening gowns by
Derek Moore,
sportswear by
Michelle Cole,
swimwear by Olympia
Small Sonaram,
African wear by
Mellisa Payne and
casuals by Louann
Dessia will take part
in the Miss World
pageant in Poland
this September. She
leaves for London on
August 14, where she
will take part in a
number of activities
before leaving for
Poland. Meanwhile,
first runner-up Kristia
Ramlagan will also
leaves for London on
August 14. She will
be en route to Japan
where she will
represent Guyana at
the Miss International
pageant. Both Dessia
and Kristia are
currently in New York
for media events,
shopping and official

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