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Guyana chronicle
Portion of title:
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]
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 45 cm.


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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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the sun-baked city in her Honda Civic between March 2 and July 31.
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THE mother of three wlho was shot in the back in
the daring military-type robbery assault on two banks
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out the attack on Kaieteur News
and those who r-obbed the Rose
Hall banks were the same men,
and were also most likely in-
volved in the aIttack at Agricola
earlier this year during which
eight people were killed. She
noted that the bank robbers had
AK-47 rifics, weapons used in
"-= k sae h bth recent
incidents wer-e designed to instil
fear in the _general population and
prevent people from going about
their daily lives.
"I would say that they are
part of a systematic terror cam-
paign," ~stated Teixeira, "This is
not what ordinary criminals do,
the high drama, going about in
daylight, the commando style."
She also stated that the
people involved, as evidenced
from the Kaieteur News killings
on Tuesday night, were serial
killers and sociopaths since it
takes an extreme mindset to or-
der somebody to the ground be-
fore shooting them.
Teixeira told reporters she
and acting Police Commissioner


Rose HallI town in Corenltyne,
Berlbice, accordling to M~inis-

Spea'king too smalnll gather-
ing to marku~ the of~ficia~l opening

of the Tuschen Policing Group
.Outpost on the East Banik
Essctluibo yesterday afternoon,
the minister said that while in-
formlation corning into the
Guyana Police Force (GPF)
from public sources had been
virtually nlon-existent over the

nation has been improving.
She stated that while, infor-
mation froml a public source did
not provide any specific r-efer-
ence as to what was going. to
take place, or where it was go-
ing to take place, it was cred-
ible enough to take seriously
and cause some amount of
preparation within the force.
She noted that while the
Rose Hall bank robberies did in
fact lake place. the mobilisation
the tip off prompted has re-
sulted in the detention of sev-
eral pers"ons.
"The pursuit is continuing,"
Teixe~ira said. "We are on their
heels and we have pulled out all
the slops."

backlalnds with the Joint Ser-
vices closing in on them.
Teixeira said a 13-y'ear-old
boy' who was part of the gang
has been held.
A senior police source con-
firmled that three men are in
custody assisting in the inves-
tigations of the daring daylight
r~ohbbe-y at the tw~o comlmer' cial
balnks in Be~rbice
He salid thle menI. who11 wereI'
in a boat. wre capturedi Fr~iday
by membersl of the Joint Ser1-
\icecs who carried out a raid in
the Ro~se HallI backlands which
led to Canic Creek and
Loc~haber.l West Ca~nj.
A-ccord~ing t, thle sour~ce.
the meln were nabbecd in the vi-

they! were there~c to p~urc~ha~e
I11; saI;Id woAK4 rlls
were~c found~ alt Br~othcrson. un-

w\herec the three meLn were .L
~leitc~ira stated that whlile
ther~c hais be~cn cr~itiCisml of` the
!iri' ii. secons in~itcidnts. rli
fact thlat the easiesat path~I ol es-
cape for the bank robbers hlad
been cut off w\as indicativee of
the incre~asing readiness of the
GPI'1 to takec on the cr~im~in~ls.

ies, the shootings and other
eventsl~ all took place since the
beIn~~ningi of' this month. during
w\hic~h cst~~lonl aet IjI Ito a ~

By? Ruel Johnson prior warnings about an im-
pendling attack before
THE Police Force receivedl Frida~y's banlk robberies at

Henry Greene were s~cheduled to
givec an imnportant statement
sometrime todul: although she
w\ouldl not clarity\ on what;1 issuec.
Te~ixe~ira strcssed~ thle role of
cnullmnilty policing inl helping
to combat~~ crimelc. In addrel~cssinr
the~ln person'~ there thisereo
Salid that they\ servedc~ to help
folotholds in the colnlununity
"WVe need to ensure that
IInCrL iS 10 nolt anor Buston.
to see another comilnunill going
through wvhat the people of
Buxton have gone through for
the past four years."
She stated that comlplacency

since it results in problems\
whichl the comnmunity mecmber\
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stated, "and you can' trip it
She said people who facili-
tate crime by providing food and
other types of support for
cin inalasin hIr aso msun te

actually pull the triggers.
She also announced that the
Attorney General has been
asked to draft legislation geared
at dealing harshly with those
who aid criminals.
The Home Affairs Minister
urged residents of Tuschen to
put the outpost to good use'
sug estmng t ti one activity ththh
hosting of self-defence classes
for housewives, children and
persons who have to walk into
the community late at night-
She said it was her hope
that the place would be other-
wise opened up to the commu-
nity instead of it becoming a
place fo the boys to hang out
Teixeira stated that so far,
the government's initiative of
creating special community
based police ranks has resulted
in just about 100 being filled out
of the 5000openings available.
She told the audience that

cwokn b t pdom wth theocuo
munity-based police, the
Guyana Police Force, agencies
like -the Customs and Anti-Nar.
cotics Unit (CANU) had a cru-
cial role toplay in crime preven-
tion in Guyana-
The outpost was provided
through the assistance of the
Ministry of Home Affairs, while
construction was undertaken by
R.C.S. Enterprise.
ma, 'hi vote ohfthans Chanir-

PK a, epree his mrtitudet
the minister and all those in-
volved and urged members of the
comuc %etow nt lel thout-
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whipped out guns from their
bags and opened fire, forcing re~si-
dents and others to flee for
The gang of about 15 mnen
rounded up and forced persons
in the area to form a human line
that blocked the main road while
they stormed into and robbed the
two banks. A senior police
source yesterday said the ban-
dits stole about $201M from the
two banks.
The bandits took control of
the town for about 30 minutes
with the raids on the banks last-
ing under 15 minutes.
The Friday attack brought
back memories of Monday July
22', 2002, when two Berbice Po-
licemnen and an Essequibo teen-
ager were brutally killed in a mid-
night attack on the Rose Hall
Police Outpost by a1 gang of
heavily-armed mecn.
Killed in that attack were
Constables Ramnphal Pardal.
called Clifton, of Lot 106
Ghanputl Street. Rose Hlall
town: Outar Kissoon of Num-
her 52 Village. also on the
Corentyne; and Essequibo resi-
dent Baklam Khandai. 18. who
was an observer at the just
concluded People's People
Party 27th Congress. held at
J.C. ChandisingIh Secondary

During that attack too, Chi-
nese restaurateur Jen Feng and
businessman Mohammed
Shamsudeen were robbed of
cash and Sheik Hussain and his
wife Hema were beaten and had
to be hospitalized.
Two guards of the Repub-

lic Bank, then NBIC, were also
robbed of two revolvers, I 2
rounds of ammunition and a
communication set.
Rose Hall residents yes-
terday recalled that no one
has been charged for that
deadly attack. (JEUNE

THE mother of three who
was shot in the back in the
daring military-type robbery
assault on two banks in Rose
Hall town, Coren tyne,
Berbice Friday, had dis-
obeyed orders from the raid-
ers to their victims to hand
over cell phones.
Relating the incident from
her bed at the New Amsterdam
Hospital yesterday, Surujdai
Virasaminli, 39, told the Sunday
Chronicle she was waiting on
her husband who was in a
queue in Republic Bank. when
she heard shots.
She said she wa~s sitting on
a chair when the unmasked
gunmen told those inside the
bank to hand over their cell
Some persons, she said.
willingly surrendered theirs,
but she did not give up the one
she had in her bag~ because it
was not hers,
However, the phone she
had rang, and one of` the gun-
Inen approached her demanl~nding

Virasamnm; salid shec dlid not
cooperate and the gunman
snatched her bag and removed
the cell phone and $10.000 in
The woman, w-ho is re-

ceiving an infusion and comn-
plaining of pains in the up-
per back, said she could not
recall being shot. but remlem-
bered lying on the floor of the
bank before being transported
to the hospital where offi-
cials yesterday said her con-
dition was stabic.
Rose Hall was calm yester-
day after the horrors of the
siege that began around I1:00 h
Friday when a heavily-armled
gang stormed in to rob the Re-
public Bank and Demerara
Bank branches along the main
Stores and other business
places reopened for business
but the events of the previous
day were uppermost in the
minds of most people,
The Friday mlovie-like rob-
bery attack was the second timne
in recent years that Rose Hall
town was thrown into chaos
and confusion by a heavily-
armled gang.
On Friday. a group of mlen
w~ho witnesses said were b-
tween 18 to 35 years old. somle
of whomi were masked and
dressed in blaek. moved into the
bustling town with large canvas
As they approached the
busy business area. they

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By Steve Hollanld

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) President Bush cautioned
yesterday the threat from a plot to detonate liquid
explosives on commercial flights may not have passed and
denied Democratic charges he was trying to use the crisis
for political gains in an election year.
"We believe that this week's arrests have significantly

disr poa t h ret, B s ad tn ni e kl a ad rss

Thursday for allegedly plotting to use liquid explosives to blow
up airliners flying from Britain to the Ulnited States.
The arrests prompted the United States to raise its terror
alert to the highest level ever and prompted airports to ban
passengers from taking liquids, gels andecreams on planes.
:Bush, who returns to Washington today after a 10-day
working vacation at his ranch, urged air travellers to be patient
with the stricter security measures.
'"The inconveniences you will face are for your protection
and they will give us time to adjust our screening procedures
to meet the current threat," he said. -

of mrin o ase las dek arskin Bist n oD RpbI a
advantage in November congressional elections, which will
determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S.
Con rss
Chenel said on Wednesday the Democrats' defeat of
Co'nnecticut Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman in the state's
primary oh Tuesday because of his support of the Iraq war
could embolden "al Qaeda types."
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada said in a
stateinent on Friday: "Once again, GOP (Republican) leaders
are;using terrorism and our national security asapolitical wedge
isstre: It is disgusting but not surprising.

Ihth rB soa oass mder, hile hav to scee nehe tm
to sto th m"
"nfor lately, some have suggested recently that the
terrorist threat is being used for partisan political, advantage.
W'e can have legitimate disagreements about the best way to
figlit the terrorists, yet there should be no disagreement about
the dangers we face," he said. .
Democ-rars in their weekly radio address charged Bush has
shortchanged domestic security needs and the war on terror,
Sand they blamed him folr bungling the Iraq war.
Sen. Mark Prvor of ArJkainSas said the admmnistrallon's
"'poor management" on Iraq "has created a rallying cry for
m international terrorists" and "diverted our locus, our mllharY
and more than 5300 billion from the war on terrorism.
Pryor said U.S. pons, borders and chenumcal plants remain
unsecured, emergency' personnel lack critical relourcesj and the
military, includmog the Nauonal Guard. was stretched.
S"It's time for Washlugton to be tough and smarl about
Sthe threats we face," he said. "Americans deserve real
security, not just leaders who talk tough but fail to deliver."
(Addidional reporting by Vicki Allen)

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IS fa B H izh ollah fi gh t on

to 10 days.
"We are not starting from
zero," Alvaro de Soto, the U.N.
special envoy for the Middle
East peace process, said, adding
that several countries had
offered contingents for the

aourtchhees Np o 1 ,000 u.N
troops to move into Lebanon to
enforce a ceasefire. France is
widely expected to lead the
force, which will expand the
existing U.N. Interim Force in
Lebanon (UNIFIL), but have a
stronger mandate.
French Foreign Minister
Philippe Dollste-Blazy made
clear in an interview with Le
Monidn newspaj that the
would not include disarming
Hizbollah by force.
"We never thought a
purely military solution could
resolve the problem of
Hizbollah," he said. "We are
agreed on the goal, the
disarmament, but for us the
means are purely political."
Relief officials said Israel
was still denying permission
fra ed ioinvos t reach

Air strikes in tlle south
killed up to 15 peop e in the
village of Rshaf and four
civilians in Kharayeb, security
sources said. Raids in the Bekaa
Valley killed one civilian.
Major General Udi Adam,
head of the Israeli northern
command, said some Israeli
forces had reached as fartas the
Litani River in Lebanon. He said
at least 500 Hizbollah fighters
had been killed~so far in the
conflict. Hikbollah has
announced fewer than 100
At least 1,061 people in
Lebanon and 131 Israelis
have been killed in the war
dudt bi sn afte u bol h

Israeli soldiers in a cross-C
border raid on July 12.
(Additional reporting by
Jerusalem and United
Nations bureaux)

By Andrew Marshall

BEIRUTI' Reuters)-i~sraeie

guerrillas in a push deeper
into Lebanon yesterday and
up to 17 Israeli soldiers were
reported killed, as both sides
said they would obey a U.N.
resolution on a truce but
not yet.
Hizbollah fighters shot
down an Israeli helicopter in
southern Lebanon, Israel's army
said. Israeli media said there
were casualties, but did not
specify' how mnany.
Hizbollah leader Sayyed
Hassan Nasrallah said his
fighters would abide by
Friday's U.N. Security Council
resolution calling for a "full
cessation of hostilities" once the
timing of' the truce was agreed
and once Israeli forces also
adhered to it
Israel would hallt offensive
operations in Lebanon at 0400

a ntinu teom ennHiuzbollI id
areas where the army was
operating senior government
official said. Foreign Minister
Tripi Livni also said the
offensive would end tomorrow
but did nlot specify a timne.
The Israeli Web site YNET
News said today the Israeli
army will begin pulling out of
southern Lebanon, where they
have been fighting Hizbollah
8 guerrillas in a major offensive,
within a week or two.
The Web site quoted a
senior official in Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert's office
as saying Israeli troops would
start withdrawing from the

territory after the first
international forces and the
Lebillnele army a flrtivelin the amea.
Israe~li inoops into south Lebanon
as part of an expanding offensive
launched even though Olmert has
backed the U.N. vote. Olmert was
expected to ask his cabinet to
approve the resolution today.
Lebanon's government
unanimously approved the
resolution in a session yesterday,
Lebanon's prime minister said.
Lieutenant-General Dan
Halutz. Israel's top general, said
Israel had tripled its forces in
Lebanon since Thursday'.
Arab television stations said
17 1sraeli soldiers were killed
yesterday, which would be the
highest single-day death toll of
the wlar for the Israeli mlilitary.
An Israeli army
spokeswoman said at least 11
Israeli soldiers were killed by
Hizbollah guerrillas in southern
Lebanon yesterday.
thlThe Israelli armyhsi meore
wounded. It said it had killed
more than 40 Hizbollah fighters
in the last 24 hours and destroyed
several rocket launchers.
Hizbollah denied it had lost 40
fighters in the clashes.
1sraeli air strikes killed up to
20 people yesterday, Lebanese
security sources said. Hizbollah
fired at least 65 rockets into Israel
- a considerable decrease from
recent days lightly wounding
several people,
"Once there is an agreement
to stop the hostilities or the
military operations, the resistance
will abide by it," Nasrallah said

in a speech broadcast on
Hizbollah's al-Manar
tele to added: "As long as
there is Israeli military
movement, Israeli field
aggression and Israeli soldiers
occupying our land ... it is our
natural right to confront them,
fight them and defend our land,
our homes, and ourselves."
He said Hizbollah would
cooperate with Lebanese and
U.N. troops due to be
deployed in south Lebanon
under the Security Council
resolution adopted on Friday
to end the mlonth-old war.
U.S. Secretary of State
Condolczza Rice said she
hoped fighting would end
within "a day or so" of a
ceasefire. "(U.N.) Secretary
General (Kofi) Annan is
working with the parties to
establish a timetable for a
ceasefire, but I would hope
that within no more than a day
ss so o s t noher 8ouldnb ha
ground." she said.
U.S. President George W.
Bush welcomed the resolution,
saying Hizbollah and its
sponsors Iran and Syria had
brought an "unwanted" war to
the region. Bush said the U.N.
resolution aimed to "put an
end to Iran and Syria's efforts
to hold the Lebanese people
hostage to their own extremist
A U.N. envoy said earlier
the United Nations expected
the Israeli assault to wind
down in one to two days and
an expanded international force
Ito begin deploying in a week

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Cubans are also being urged
to donate blood and clean up

Leftist candidate Andres
Manuel Lopez Obrador
narrowly lost the July 2
presidential election but claims
he was robbed by fraud and is
demanding that all 41 million
votes be recounted.
Election official:; are
carrying out a partial recount at
just 9 per cent of polling
Lope~z Obtador says the pantial
recount shows that more than
100,000 votes were wrongly
counted in the initial tally. He says
the electoralcourt has no choice but
to annul the results at thousands of
polling stations and declare him the
"What happens if the court
applies the law and annuls those
polling stations with grave
irregularities?! Well, the result is
different,"' Lopez Obrador told
thousands of supporters in Mexico
City's vast Zocalo square on Friday
Conservative candidate
Felipe Calderon won by about
244,000 votes. or 0..58 of a

percentage point, and his ruling
party says the recounts show
only minor changes in the
Calderon says they prove
the vote was clean and he fully
expects the electorall court to
confirm himl as president-elect.
Lopez Obrador's
supporters have crippled central
Mexico City for almost two
weeks by setting up camps in
the Zocalo and on the main
boulevard that runs through its
business district.
They have resisted
pressure from business groups
and many residents to
dismantle the protest camps.
and are planning to hit new
targets in their clunpaign of civil
Last week, the tactics

included blockadrng the stock
exchange, the headquarters of
international banks and
government offices in Mexico
Fearing further unrest, the
government has tightened
security at the capital's
international airport as well as oil
refineries and power plants.
Lopez Obrador is a former
mayor of Mexico City who has
promised to end two decades of
free-market reforms and help the
poor with welfare progprammnes
and infrastructure spending.
He has a long history of
leading street protests. In 1994,
he staged marches and blockaded
oil wells in the oil-rich state of
Tabasco after losing a governor's
race that was marred by
widespread fraud allegations.

By Kieran Murray

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) -
Hundreds of leftists, claiming
fraud in Mexico's presidential
election, spread their protests
out from the capital yesterday
by occupying major highways
to stop the government from
collecting toll fees.
It was an escalation of
protests that have so far centred
on Mexico City, and organizers
vowed even more in coming days.
"We have to toughen up the
campaign. It is going to be spread
across the country because this
is a national problem," said
Gerardo Fernandez, spokesman
for the left-wing Party of the
Democratic Revolution.
Activists swung open toll
barriers for a couple of hours on
several main highways serving
Mexico's three biggest cities -
Mexico City, Guadalajara and
Monterrey. Also hit were
highways to the Pacific cqast
beach resort of Acapulco and
Nuevo Laredo on the U.S. border.


what to expect today, Castro's
"He may give some sort
of short radio address, but I
don't think he would want to
show an image of frailty," a
European diplomat said.

By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) Cuban
President Fidel Castro is
walking, talking and being
briefed, according to a
statement published
yesterday in the Communist
Party daily, Granma, a -day
before his 80th birthday.
"Someone who visited the
comandante a few hours ago to
brief him on certain matters ...
said he witnessed how the head
of the revolution, after receiving
a little physical therapy, walked
in the room and-later, sitting in
a chair, engaged in an animated
conversation," Granma said-
Castro has not been seen
publicly since he temporarily
ceded power to his younger
brother on July 31 because of
complicated abdominal surgery.
His last public appearance was
on July 26
His health is being treated as
a state secret and there has been
no information as to where he
is being treated, who is visiting
him or what his condition is.
"Our friend saw the
comandante up and about, like
someone anticipating new
victories," Granma said.

6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 13, 2006


AHEAD of his already announced intention
to pUrSUe new plans for the
Areorganisation of the security forces to
meet the growing challenges facing the nation,
President Bharrat Jagdeo has recruited the pro-
fessional service of the former New York Police
Commissioner, Bernard Kerik, to help battle es-
calating crime-
It would be surprising if the government's opponents
should find time to commend this latest initiative to as-
sist the Guyana Police Force in the current extremely de-
manding anti-crime fight.
The administration has been repeatedly providing
substantial new financial aid and facilities to bolster the
crime-fighting power of the GPF. Now, it has gone a step
further and, in the fashion of CARICOM governments,
has turned to the metropolitan centres for recognized
expertise to work along with the high command of the
It is to be assumed that ALL parties contesting the
August 28 poll are committed to effectively deal with the
criminal networks plaguing this n tion. But neither pas-
sionate rhetoric nor simplistic proposals offer guidance-
For instance, the pledge by a new political kid for

SPolitics and cvriminal terror


"""'". a

elections 2006 to create a Ministry of National Security.
Is it not aware that such a ministry, however styled in
ministerial cabinet, exists in all CARICOM jurisdictions?
Then there is the assurance by an old and tested party
that it has a group of "early bird investors" lined up to fly
into Guyana once it is back in power. Such pledges could
hardly make any impact on Guyanese too politically sea-
soned to be duped.
On the other hand, the suggestion from another party
for the creation of a SWAT team for quick response op-
erations by the GPF should be taken on board by the
decision makers.
We have also noted the significance of.the most re-
cent public reaction from the Private Sector Commission
(PSC) on the role that it feels the Guyana Defence Force
(GDF) should play in capturing the assassins and other
criminals at large who have been systematically spread-
ing fear in this land.
The PSC has specifically asked "why the Special
Forces Battalion of the GDF, who are especially
equipped and prepared to deal with this insurgency and
insurrection against the State, have not been deployed
in the backlands to combat this threat?".
This is a question deserving of serious and urgent
consideration by President Jagdeo as the constitutional
Commander-in-Chief 'of the armed forces.

Basically, he is being requested to ensure that the
head of the GDF is held accountable for what should
correctly and effectively be done in helping the police to
rescue Guyana from the terrorism of armed criminals
with an agenda that has absolutely nothing to do with
the national security and progress of this nation.
Perhaps the GDF Commander himself should pro-
vide a response to the question raised by the PSC as
concerns grow for productivity on the anti-crime front.

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least. But there lies the rub:
What about those
g ro up s k n o w n
for their unwavering anti-gov-
ernment politics, identified with
opposition parties with their
varying strategies in favour of
either elections boycott- or,
worse, open advocacy of armed
Such groups/organisati'ons
are known to the security .

tary ibactics to recgain the state

ter 28 year1S.
Tfhe practicall recasonl being
that the PNC (whaltever the e~-
tent of its new aronym~ for the
elections), is th~e onle party~ that
still bears the burden of
having to shed a politics not de-
void of a violence component.
So far as the new Alliance
f'or Chaunge (AFC) with its f~la-
tering claims to being a "third
forl~ce" is concerned, and with
"millions ol dollars" to spend -
according to oine of its own
fr~ontline candidates it sim-
ply calnnot have any plausible
interest inl destabilising the elec-
tionls arrangements. The same ll
goes f'or the two minority par-
ties of the GAP-ROAR coali-

WHO would have a
vested interest in derailing
the arrangements in place
for the conduct of free and
fair elections in Guyana on
August 28, scheduled to. be
monitored by local, regional
and international observers?
The answer to this question
is quite crucial amid
the renewed upsurge of kiillings
and criminal violence that con-
tinue to haunt the Guyanese
people across political and
ethnic boundaries.
It cannot be the incumbents
People's Progressive Partyi/
Civic (PPPC) that seems well
placed to fulfill its optimism f~r
a fourth consecutive termi in
government a development
that even its combined.challeng-

and transparent" national and
regional elections, armeld crimli-
nal gangs were to later that
night launched their bloody
reign of terror, executing five
persons '- four of them
workers at the pr`ivatefly owned
"K~aieteur News" new~spaper.
T`he motive remained a
mystery at'thle time of writing.
But tha~t unprecedented criminal
offe~nsive against ar popular sec-
tion of' the G~uyalne~se uxedia has
posed the mlost~ularnrmin threat
yet to press freedom in the

T'he tragedy was strongly
condemnedd not just by
the other local mnedia' enter-
prises, the gove~rnment and par-
ties contesting trhe August 28
It provoked a sharp re-
sponse also from- the two-menl-
ber .Inde'penldentl Refereeing
SPanel of the Tr~inidadianl joUrnl-
ist Lennox: Grant and Ithe Jamai-
Scan journalist Wyvolyn G~ager.
They liaid they "siiare the shock
and ou~lnge of media colleagues
in Guyana and throughout the

Having a few danys earlier
.fo~rllally appealed toJ all politi-
cal Icadlers to deriounlce aul~lcks

elections i followring an lattack

'''I' I1: I :-<\ til rall y of(( the

nwndousl,~r firepolier could pull

:o~nue 11.

111 1... 11 e atio ~1(1:.
n I Ihe ,illl fromII qurtrso

them two pensioners and a
woman,~ inl another Ea~st Ba~nk
village community.
Significantly. this latest out-
rageous crime by well-con-
nected criminal gangs, armed
with sophisticated weapons,
coincided with an attempted jail
break at the Georgetown Prison,
according to the police.
Though successfully foiled,
the orchestrated disturbance by
prisoners ahead of the execu-
tion-style killings with the
four Kaieteur News workers
conmmanded to lie face dowln
and each shot in the back of the
head, ronlinded Guyanesesof the
in famous escape of
five prisoners, some convicted
of murder and armed robberies,
who had shot their way out
of the prison during
Mashramnani celebrations in
February. 2002.
SAt least three of them
w~ere to later parade as "free-
dom fighters" and became
involved with what was to
posture as a "resistance move-
ment" based in the East
Coast village of Buxton. It is
a crime scene that remains
an operation base` for -armed
gangs that :continue `to
defy joint operations of: the
G~uyana Police Force
and Guyana Defence Force.
By Inst April. while the
GDF~l wa~s embarr'lassingly inl-
solvedc in a~ hulnt for the mlyste-
riouls disaplpearancec of 30 AK-
riflels alndl ive p~ismls froll its
;Irmloury! atI its Campl Aya;nganlna

thyanes1~e werel' learning~ of tle
dlhocking aIssssination~l of Agri-
cultur 1 lituster \ Sush. Sawh at (,`Ii;
is1!1 home( where~( t\<>.11. of his wh

lIn mid. houselll~l secunty 1uard

to .\'.1,1 \ abu ~ murdered. Il
liaTIVE, ; NE. ER R1lilWR .11; 1 1;1

of Minister Sawh and others in
April, or the five victims of
Tuesday's horrors.
While acting Police Com-
missioner Henry Greene as
well as President Bharrat Jagdeo
have sought to avoid a direct
connection with the
coming elections and the latest

forces. I am not aware that
ANY of the publicly known
represent tati ve s/spoke persons
of such groups has been ques-
tioned by the police in.their ef-
forts to protect nationwide secu-
rity and ensure the rule of law.
.Meanwhile, life goes on in a
climate of uncertainty and hope
for a better day away from
the mindless criminal terror that
too often erupts with shocking
consequences, leaving the secu-
rity forces appearing rather
impotent while: political parties
and social
organizations compete to make
their angry denunciations.
SWe must wait to see how
mlany suspects, if any. for last
week's murderous deeds the
police will.arrest to face the
courts. even as they anid the
GDF dea~l with the challenge of
somne fo~rmelr soldiers being pri-
vately miobilisedl for so-
calledl "security" strlategies.
Whose "securitv"'l It cannot he
that of' the State.
Lect it also be recalled
that thle security forces are
still writh~out amii success
to shiow\ for at least thlree
major political assassilnn-
tions~ of rerlcen mionthls, n~ot
'orgetting~ ritherl the pu-~
thetic falilure to Ireoverr

weapons~l stolenI f~roml the(
G;uyn(nai Defncice 1 orce.

sensational murders, there are,
nevertheless, concerns about at-
temlpts to create a climate of
violence and fear to destabilise
arrangements for the August 28
The police were up to late
last week hunting a dismissed
officer off he GDF, aligned to an
opposition party, who has re.
cently been mobilising ex-mem-
bers of the local army to par-
ticipate in what he had de-
scribed as "security objectives".
The "Guyana Chrolnicle",
.in its Thursday editorial, titled
"An attack on us" (the-media),
noted: "We believe that the
common consensus is that this
slaulghter (of Tuesday night)
benef'its no one who has the in-
terest of' this country at heart...."
It said the attack w'as more than
on a~ ne~wspape andc press free -
domi and. "wMithoutl a d1oubt an 1
attrack~ on Guya~na itse~lf...-
Fr~omn my perspective. the
political parties contesting
the A~ugust 28 poll should
consider- f'ormling~ a Common 10

netwnorkis to demllonstrate
zer'o tolerancr e f'ol lcr them; an
ber seen~ to b~e activ~l cooprc~-

\s'enungll~i coulllfihtllineL to the .

ers for po~wer ar1e not anxio~u\ to lo n. fcus, h nt

I'People National (congress Re te(ivn blianCm
forml (now~\ with aI On;-Gtivan do (I (OM) S
appendage)tobeassoci~ilan Sur bl\:1~ .11 annount

The anti-crime front


' s 11

mumity to call on Israel to stop
muildering his people, probably
stunned Washington when he
hailed the Hezbollah's fighters
and its leader as sacrificing their
lives for the sake of Lebanon.
Siniora later asked an emer-
gency summit in Rome, "Are
we children of a lesser God? Is
an Israel teardrop worth more
than a drop of Lebanese
With this injustice being
played out on our television and

Arabs to contain their rage and
We'vKe already witnezssed
the.terriple consequences of the
extremis suicide bombers and
their warped sense of justice.
I do. however. fear that the
situation in Lebanon may stir
up further widespread feelings
of radir-l:m ..ith 1Ir""')" 'nlr
people ready to give up their
ivies for 'the cause'.
No one as vet know:s how
Israel's aggrelssionl on Le~banon
will end. when it w~ill end and
how: much mor-e innocent blood
must be spilled.

Ka;ieteur New\s has~ paid the
greatest .tribute to its slain
wo,~l~rkehrsy rulnning thle pr~int-
ing preCSs and~ publishing their
new~sl;paper. literally under thle
threat~~ ofl a un~, since the coldl-
blooded k~illers have niot yet
been ca~ught.
Kaieteur New~s, its mannage-
inent, reporctes, editors, sub-
.editors anld other'S have' demI1on-
sirated the spirit and essence of
anl unfettered mnedia by not
cowering even inl thle farce of
such unspeakable terror.
Having an inldependent
ndre- media a operating in
Gu is d **** more
Gyana isma ce crw. .
crucial as the country's hard=~
f ught democracy seems to
thunder serious threat from

THIIEESE are bad times and
sad times we are going
through, Rasta.
I see you shaking your
dreadlocks in despair, blood,
and I too am shaking my much,
much, shorter locks.
But, blood, don't let that
despair stick around too long.
We can't afford that sinik into
deep despair and the wicked and
evil ones who have strayed far,
far from the straight and narrow
will rejoice in victory.
You don't have to be a voo-
doo man to see that that is just
what them wicked ones want,
blood. -
Their plan is as clear as the
rain water I catch in my calabash
from the showers that came
down Friday morning to
dampen the heat searing our
souls these days, blood.
You don't have to be a see
far man, blood, to see what
these evil ones are up to. Just
pause, sit down, ponder and
you'll see that their handiwork
this past week, dread, is all for
one aim.
And that, blood, is to drive
fear among all of the righteous
and those who want to stay on
the straight and narrow and to
be left in peace to sing praises
to the Most High when they
feel like.
And to do soooo many
other things, when they feel
like. '
And these are times, blood,

ask Him to help us beat back
the unrighteous so that we may
go on living freely and domng the
things we want to do when we
feel like
For the unrighteous, dread,
want to take us down the wrong
road, the road to misery and hell
and fire and brimstone.
And we, who daily strive to
walk on the straight and narrow
and do the will of the MZ~ost
High. don't want to go down
that path strewnn with perils far
worse than thorns.
C)"; js the task, blood, to
fight back the evil forces and
stay on the goodl roadl.
Andi as we ponder these
dark deeds and the evils that
stalk this land. Rasta, let's
pause for a while in remem-
brance of those who were so
brutally slain in the murderous
raids on the East Bank Demnerara
last Tuesday nht
I and I hre the loss of the
breinrBEI Miu sistren at the

Kh aea rde ply m urmin I
slaughter of their four printing
press employees, executed like
animalss as they were going
about their jobs to earn their
daily bread to feed their wives
and fmi ies.
Their loss is the loss of all
of us in this noble profession,
of ours and the grievous wrong
Done to them should steel us all

dreadlocks in despair only for
a little while longer. ~And I'll do
the same with my much, much
shorter locks, dread.
And then, let's hear one
mighty chant from all the righ-
teous, blood, from all the righ-
teous 'FIRES ON THEM!'
In~ the more times.

mighty wind, pound their chests
and steel their will to shout
loudly to the heavens: "Enough
is enough!"
And as the scriptures say,
dread, the righteous will always
outnumber tBe' evil and the
wicked, and the Most High will
not fail His people in their
times of need.
As the evil forces stalk the
land, now is not the time to run
and hide like dogs with their
tails between their legs, blood.
That is for the weak; the timid,
the cowards, those of little
To succumb now is to let the
struggles of those who have
died fighting the good fight go

to the mighty tasks still ahead.
Sad, blood, sad. What sense
does it make? Why, dread, why
kill men in this manner? Why
kill them at all, blood?
And why kill those two
,hthYer small shop owners so
Terrible forces are stalking
the land, blood, and the righ-
teous among us have to be on
the close watch for the unrigh-
teous who want to go about
their wicked ways.
We watch and we wonder
for how much longer will the
evil forces be able to run free
across the land?
Look at that raid on Rose
Hall town in Corentyne,

Berbice Friday morning, blood.
That was just like in the mov-
ies, dread gunmen moving into
the town, rounding up people
like cattle, robbing two banks,
and then sweeping out as arro-
gantly as they swept in.
And many are wondering if
any will ever be caught.
Strange things mn strange
times, blood.
But, like the fresh, clear rain
water in that calabash of mine,
it all looks like it fit in with a
And it is up to the righ-
teous to not fall into despair,
The righteous have to take
a stand, put their faces to the

in vain, Rasta.
We have faced tougher times
than these in the past and the
righteous have triumphed.
And the righteous will al-
ways triumph. As it was in the
beginning, so shall it be in the
So, blood, shake your

once powerful United Nations
has been reduced to an ineffee-
tual and weak organisation, be-
ing nakedly mnanipulated by~ the
United States, depending on
Washington s personal agenda.
More than three weeks a~-
ter Isr~ael began inflicting its Ar-
mageddon like terror on Leba-
non. murdering hundreds of
Muslims and Christinns and kill-
ing some UN wait'"P~ i1, ihe
iirocess. the UN`s voice for a
ceasefir-e is an ignored w\hisper.
Israel ignores the UN and
Kofi Anan because Tel Aviv be-
lieves it has gotten tacit aIp-
proval from U.S. President
George W. B3ush and British
Prime Minister Tony' Blair- to
coniin~ue the war against L~eba-
non under the pretext that it
has the right to defendl itself.
F'rankily. if George W wanted
to bring an endt to Israecl's brutall-
ity against the Lebanese people,
all the swaggering Texan had todo
,,,,, b', C LCas Lps.IV T .W L
IsrBt:S 'g ew Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert who seems lestmneo w0
carve his name in Lebanese ald
'Palestinian blood and order tel
Aviv to end this...mess.
Instead, George W and Blair
have' thrown their support be-
hind Israel as it kills hundreds
of ordinary Lebatnese people in-
cluding babies,.the elderly and
the crippled, under the guise
that they were destroying the

so-called Hezbollah terrorists
who indeed triggered the latest
spate of violence w'hen they
captured two Israeli soldiers in
a cross-border raid.
Maybe to Ge~orge W. the
mulrder of1 unaurmed innocent ci-
vilians by Israel is collateral
damage. To, the rest of the Sa~e
and shocked w~orld, it is a nice-
soning lenphemsm1 for state.
sponsored mass mnurder as T~l
Aviv: continues pounding resi-
dential apartment buidin~gS into
r~ubble a~nd p~ulver'izing entire
towns and villages.
in his own1 anger over the
lopsided conflict, Venezuelan
President Flugo Chave'z accused l
Israecl of being guilty of a "new
Holocaust" andtlhe` U.S. govecrl-
me~nt w~homn hel de\SCribeI aIs a
ter~ror'ist of` complicity.
SomeI commentCllator' s have '
r~uled out all;ny mddling by the
UI.S. in Israel s action stating
that Hezbollath formed as a re-
slSLaHCC grOup to tIghtl ont an Is-
raeli military that slaughtered
noilt 31' 20,00 E I~nns nnr P l-
estinian civilians in 1982 was
me-`n us 'nr fdv.
The position of rich, devel-
opedl countries on Isralel's wlr
on Lebalnon ha!s also leftr ordi-
nary Middle Ealsterns very- an-
g y
ryThey are angry with their
own, governments, many of
them too much of a coward to

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

MORE than six years ago the
world ushered in the 21st
It was a new century em-
braced with a mixture of hope,
fear and uncertainty.
Some held out a utopian
hope that the 21st century
could mean the start of a trans-
formation of mankind into a
kinder. gentler creature co.-
cer uuuril the f'amines ravag-
ing some countries and people
starving to death; about the dleg-
radation of the environment;
rich countries helping the poor
and all contributing to a safer
world for us and the generations
to come. -
There were those who
f~eared the new century would
bring about wars; including
nuclear warfare; m1oreC wide-
spread famines; pandemic that
would wipe out millions of hu-

natural disasters; widespread
ethnic divisions and nations ris-
ing up against nations for do-
nlinion and control.
Six years into the new mil-
lennium, the world seems to
have shattered into total chaos
and madness and there are no
signs that peace will ever reign
supreme in the lifetime of many
of us.
What is worrying is that the

even say a word on behalf of
Lebanon. fearing a U.S. back-
lash; angry that the world con-
tinues to talk while the death toll
raises daily~ in Lebanon.
Andi their anger towards
the intransigent position of the
U.S. boils r("0" 1"0~8 i incy
Witness the asymmetrical con
f~lict by israel which seems to
be the annihilation of Lebanese-
liv-es andt the destruction of
Lebanon's infrastructure into
Hir~oshimal;-style rubble bY
Isracl's Amrc~ican-mande fighter1
.jets. dropping 500-pound
bombls andatl~leryilc! shells defi-
nitely n~o matlch for He~zbollahl's
Katyushal rockets
Alreadytl\ there is frecnzied l
support[ ~Itnl fom soe qua"ILrter in

Nalsra;lla~h. thcehead of Hezbollah
who is being togarlded with al-
most mythical reverence, par-
ucularly oy tinc young Mvusaln
men and women.
At\ the.start of Israel's war
against Lebhanon, one of George
W's concerrns was the survival
of twil,"n's fledgling dmnoc-
racy and what impalct lir,.--a
aggression would halve onl tle
Lebanese Prime Minister'Fouard
Sinou se bi po
A Trian.sena en r-
Sinriora.who has been plead-
ing with the international com- ,


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By? Neil Mlarks in Toronto,

EVERY daly, more th;iin thlree
iPerSOns die of` HIV'/AIDS in
G;uyana, but stronger leaderl-
ship in using~ fundls together
with changing~ anti-sodlomy ~
laws could help, says Execu.
tive Director of UNAIDS, Dr.
Peter Piot.
Piot. along with !'ormer
U.S. Pre~sident B6ill Clinton aInd
Mnirosoft billionair~e Bill Gaters,
this evening ope~n the 16th in-
te~rnational AIDS Confere~cncec in
Tor~onto which is being attended t
by a 30-memberb e strong Guva~na
delegation. headed by
Pr~ogranmme Manager ofthe Na
tional AIDS Programmel Dr.
Shanti Sing~h and Executive D~i-
re~ctor of thel Health Sector- De -
veclopment Unit. Dr. Frank, An-
Piot says the problems alf-
fecting the HIV/AIDS fight in
Guy)ana are common tathe Car-
ibbe~an and developing coulntr~ies,
w'here ineffective AIDS spend -
ing and law's against gays rec-
strict better results. ~
While the disease: is tra~ns
mittd mostly' by heterosexsuals
in Guvana,~ men wvho havec sex
with men (MSM;) ar~e be~coming
key' carriers of. the disease. T'he
act of homlosexu~ality~ is illegal in
Guyana and~ legislation for pro- 1

of dLcade1LS and1( generat;l io)nS of
AIDS andc a world living with
H-IV." hle sail.
"Tlhis melans we need to
start addressi~lcg the dr~iverls of
thec epide~mi c genderl inequlity- !'
stigman and discrimination, ho-
mop'hobia. extreme povertly in
a~ much mlore c~oncertedc~ w~ay. At
the conference we~ will cert(ainly
be calling for real exsaminatli on of

don't \vec w\ill never he able to
adcvanlce falste aund betterl within
While there is ever more
m~one~y today avai~ilable to fight
AIDS. moving fromn US$1.6 bil-
lion in 2001 to US$8.9 billion
in 2006. he said "we must en-
sure that the precious resources
wec havec are used e~ffectively and
efflicienly~l on the groundf to get
to thle people w~ho needl them
110 said awhile it is true that I
thiis co~nfecrence w\ill not ha~ve a
'resolution' or commnitmntcl at
theI e~nd of' it, it w\ill hlave 241.000
part'icipantsS all1 focusedl on a
conun~on aLim to lt and1I reverse IC\IS L
the spreadl~ of A-ID)S andl incl'rese
trea~tmntnl carc a~ndl support to
those living w\ith H-IV.
Guyana, which has the
second hlighest HIV' inlfectiion
rate inl thle Caribbeann second
to Haiti. recorded its first
HIV~ case in 1987.

Tetiming **LIt ousineSSes,
Wi-Fi (wireless internet) facili-
ties have been installed at Dairy
Bar, Banks DIH Limited, Royal
Castle, the Airport Lounge man-
aged by Ror-aimna Airways and
ChurIch's Chicken, the CEO re-
Singh said four new cellular
sites have been established in
Donkey City. Stabroek, Water-
loo Street, Light Street and
Alberttownin Georgetown, ancf
at Land of Canaan, East Bank
Demerara. This will help reduce
congestion and dropped calls on
the company's network. he
Additionally, works are on-
going on a site at Stone Avenue,
Campbellville. Georgetown and
a contract was recently signed
with the Theatre Guild manage-
ment to hav~e another established
at that location.
"What we are anticipating is
not only the ability to deal with
capacity building but quality'
service as wYell." Singh said. add-
ing that out of nineteen loca-
tions, remedial works have been
completed on tw~o those at
Long Creek on the Soesdyke/
Linden Highway and at
Rosignol. West Coast Berbice.
Areas that projects are being
worked on are Parika, East
Bank Essequibo: Ann's Grove
and Enterprise on the East
Coast Demeraraa and Fryish on
the Corentyne.
Singh said that because
GT&T has been receiving many
complaints from customers
about the Fixed Wireless Access
(FWA) serv~ice. a new; systemn is
being worked on to replace it.
He explained that there hav:e
bee~n discussions and research
done by, GT&T personnel and
later on there~t w\ill be various
fielJ experiments to test the
pro"duct beforeC it is inltrodulced
to the ~onsume~r market~c.
Singh said the level of
congestion of the cellular se~r--
vice has been stabilized
within the last six months
and the company continues
to w~ork to make it better, de-
spite major chlallengeis such
as vandalism.

By Shalwnel Cudljoe

DESCR:iBiNG recent months
as ''encouraging but chal-
lenging". Chief Executive
Officers of G;uyana Telephoone
andi Te'legraph Company
(GT&T'I) Major General (Rtd)
Joe Singh, says the firm is
imlproving: various aspects of
its ser-vice while introducing
new~ onles.
Along the new features to
be introduced is'the Cell on
Wheels (COW)- a mobile cell
site that consists of a cellular
antenna lower and electronic ra-
dio equipment on a truck or
trailer, designed to be part of a
cellular network.
COWs are used to provide
expandeld cellular- network, cov-
eragec and/or capaityCt at special
events and Singh told a press
conference FrIiday' they' ar~e most
likely to be introdluced at
Cr~icket~ World Cup 2007. Other
events which will sec theCUOW
being ulsed ar'e the annual Mal~in
Big Limne alnd GuyExpo. he said.
Gil~YT&T he reported. is also
upgra~;ding the pre-paid service
which uses the 0171 number to
ensure greater eff~iciency. less
congestion and bertter manage-
meznt of the service.
In addition, GT&rT recently
brought into operation all 911
e~mergency' numbers. Singh said.
He also revealed that the
company! has set up a GSM
Stolen Handset Database which
a~llowls the company to know' if
a stolen set is being used regard-
less of w~hether the SIM card
has been changled.
Director of Mannagemllent In-
forman;tion S\ystem (MIlS) MrI.
Wvnstonl Robertson said tha~t
since its implemelcntation,. three c
weeks ago. the c~ompany\ has r-
ccived~ somec ten conmplaintt s and
in some c cases. thle policewre \\CIC
not ified.
RobcIrtson plointe~d out that
each hlandset comells w\ith an
li~IMI' number which is impo-
tant to detecting whether the
phone was2 stolen. Thecre~fore,
customers need to takec note of
ihis number11' wh.lich1C; Ican Oheo-
serv\ edi on1 the1 phonell orI hle ,ox.

tecting the night to sexual orien-
tatlion hans beecn stalledl due to
outlralge fr-om the religious c~om-
Makuin~g hris first appearance
;n Toronto F~riday, Piot told
journalists from 43 Couintries,
including Gulyana. at~tendling a
training Progrummeahea I'cd ofthe
conference his concern is that
thet f`und~S aIvailabhle' to GuyaV~na
and the Carihbben reach the
People. '
"We have to make tle
mnoney\ wvork." h~e sa~id. pointing
out th;at Guyarna benefits from
significant global recsour~ces, inl-
cluding the U.S. President's
Emergeency Plan fo~r HIV/AIDS
(PEPFAR). Additionally, he
said. because of theC legal e~nvi-
ronment. e~ffective progranunles
canlnot breach MISM4. wh'o la~rgely
hide their- status for fe~ar of' dis-
According to the M~inistr!
of Heat~lth. some 11.000 perlsons
are infected with HIV/AID11S.
while somec 1.200 died~ of' the
disealse lalst year.
Guya~na~ will look to the
vast inflormatnnto flow of trecnds
ar-oundl the world and new\ and C
advancing research to be~tter
solvec the problems atI homec.
Amonlg others attcndling~ the

co~nfereLnc c folCu'r Gyna~u~ are le-
ers f~or thec dliffere~nt govecrnmlcnt
pr'ogr~anunels that1 tar~get specific
aspcts oftlhe diseatse. These n-
cludee Commiiunity' Mobilisation
<,oordinator. M~r. Nzm
Hussain. Behaviour Change
Commnnlrication Coordinator,
Ms. Jennifer G~ansh, Civil So-
ciety) Coordinator, M~s. A~smita
Chand aInd Prevention of
M~othe~r to Child T~raunsmission
(PMTCTr) Coordlinator Ms.
Deborahll Vitalls.
Accordinge to Piot. the con-
fe~rence comezs at a~ very~ unlpor-
tant timle within the AIDS re-
sponse. when "w'e are seeing
somec reanl results on the ground."
Howecver. he noted. thC epi-
demlic c~ontinuecs twexpal~nl w\ith
mnore than 1.1 m Iillion new\ intec-
tions inl 7(005.
Faced~ w\ithl thes` d1ual situ-

"wec're entering a1 new\\ plh;1s in
the AIDlS re~sponse wherel~c we
havec to move\'c to combined w\hat
I call 'c~r~isi\ malnalgeme~nt' with
a long-trn111 sulstinable re-
"T~he AIDS cpidecmic has
bee~n w\ith us for 25 years andl it
is not going to go aw\ay: thec end
of A\IDS is not in sight aIndl we
neecd to sta\rt thinking in terms ~

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DOCTORS at the Sudtdie Hospital on the Essequibo Coast
w~ere up to late yecsterdlay battling to save the life of a young
mother who reportedly set herself ablaze following a dis-
pute with her reputed hlusbandl.
Veronica Singh. 28. a mother of four of Dalrt mouth Village.
Esseqjuibo Coast, received ~ir~st degSree burns to her uppecr rightl
thigh. hands. brea:sts aIndl falc.
According to recporls. onl Friida\y last ar'oundl 8:00) b. Smlgh
and her husband wer~e qluarrelling andc he put her out of' thle house
in her undelr~garments.
Neighbour~s said thc obviously emblar~rassed~ w\oma~n do~used
her bodiy with k~erosene and set herself alight..
She then ran to a nearby pipe and tried to douse the flamles
with wa~ter but wals aI-nlread badly burnt.
Her mother and neighbours took her to the hospital w\he~re
she w~as admnitted.
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remain in charge of domestic
law enforcement operations.
The chamber also called on
leaders at the national and commu-
nity levels to urgently pult aside
their differences, work together to
quickly difflusc lhis tense situation
and give full support to the
Guyana Police Force and the
Guyana Defence Force to effec-
tively deal with the criminals.
"We will continue to ally
Our efforts with all key stake-
holdlers to ensure that our nation
can be a safe place to live, do
business, invest and prosper."
Gouveia assured.
He said, too, that the cham-
ber is "deeply saddened, but
highly enraged" by the brutal
slaughter of five more unarmed.
innocent Guyanese citizens.1last
Tuesday night.
"We condemn this action in
the strongest possible terms.
Gouveia said. "We are now con-
vinced that the stability of our
country is serioulsly threatenedc
by earned galngs operatling fromn
bases in the backlands andi
caunefields." he alcdded.
..T~he ExecutiveC andl Memll-
hbers of thle Chamberl wish to ex~-
tend their sincere cocndlolence~s to
the families of' thle slain workersI~
atI thel KaLieeuIr New\S planL~t anId
the dr~iver that wals also killed."
Gouveia said the GCCI
Iremalins extremely concerned
that unless this situation is
dealt w~ith inmmediately anid
effectively, thle dleathtll w;1 ill

THE Georgetown Chamber
of Commerce and Industry
(GCCI) feels the Special
Forces of the Guyana De-
fence Force (GDF) canl rid the
country of the murderous
criminals terrorising the
country and should be de-
ployed against them.
The call camne Friday from
chamber President and former
GDF pilot, Captain Gerry
Pointing to the serious
threats to national security fr~om
the recent criminal rampages. he
said: "It is therefore imperative
and of utmost urgency, that the
Commander in Chief. President
Bharrat Jagdeo. instructs the
Chief of Staff to deploy the
Guyana Defence Force Special
Forces, on a search and appre-
hend mission, to rid the coun
try of these armed gangs who
roam. rob and kill at their
whims and fancy.'
Gouveia also called for
the GDF Air Corps to be de-
ployed in support of the Special
Forces. providing an airborne r~e-
connaissance platform to ensure
the success of this mission.
"We are proud of the mnen of
our Special Forces and plead
with them to perform their du-
ties w\ith the honour'. dignity~ and
high level of profe-ssionalism and
skill for which they are known."
He also called on acting Po-
lice Comnmissioner He~nry~ Greene
to immlediately reconstitute and
ope~rationalisde a special anti-
crime sqluad which should be ap-
propriately trained and equipped
to take the offensive to criminals
in the form of a no holds barred t
and relentless surgical operation.
This is required. the chmn-
ber said. because the greatest
threat to the country's e~co-
nomic and social development
is the deteriorating internal se-
curity; situation and the public
lack of confidence in the
Gover-nment's apparent inabil-
ity to ensure that the security
forces produce results.

lic and private talent.
He said these extremely imn-
.por~tant factors. which are al-
ready in short supply, "are bled
froml our country daily" and
said "should the situation re-
mlain this critical, we will de-
scend to a state where we would
no longer be ablle to sustain our-
selves economically, socially

and in the area of qualif~ied hu-
ma7;n reCSOUrCces"
"What good is a country
wIhich has a great physical in-
frastrulcture,. but no c~imne pre-
vention and control?" Goulveia
"We theref~ore firmly posit
that now is the timei for a
reprioritizing of our national re-

sources and the reorganization
and redirecting of police and
migtaruy resources to efficiently
nan effectively confront and ap-
prehend these criminals." the
GCCI Head posited.
He said the Police Force
must continue its regular law
enforcement duties within the
urban and rural areas and must

Gouveia told reporters that
in the wake of Tuesday's bar-
baric slaying of five
persons, the "cost of fear" is as-
tronomnical in Guyana and mani-
fests itself in lost investment
opportunities. a depressed tour-
ism industry. increased mnigrn-
tion and its accomnpanyingg bralin
drain,. and suppression of pub-

formance of the Guyana metdia
during the run-up to the August
28 elections.
Among the resource persons for
the workshop will be Ms. An-
gelica Hunt. Director of the
United Nations Information
Centre for the Caribbe~an: Mr.
We~sley~ Gibbings. Gene~ral-Se~c-
ret~ary of thet ACM. Mrll. Le~nnox
Grant and Wyv\olyn Gager of
the independent Refereeing
P'anelI and reLpreCSentatives. C of the
Texaas-based Knight Ce~nterl for
Journalisml in the Amer~icas.

Thte ACM, in a statement, said
it is also awaiting confirmation
from the International Center
for Journalists (ICFJ), head-
quar-tered in Washington D.C.,
relgarding its participation.
According to the association. the
one-day' workshop w\ill seekc to
bring greatrc aw\arene~ss among
med~tia proprietors.. journalists
aund other medlia functionarri es
onI thle role med~ia play! inl accu-
ratelcl arnd inde~pendentlyl! reccord-
ing election arctivitie~s,
Mcdia pcrsonnel, it said. will
also be expo~sed to theL exp~cri-
e~nces of other conll ict-affelcted l
soiti in th Io- -'at. of r e-
andl 11ur ~lecctions and~ thezir rel\-
e\ac o11`cu'Tc"""t ,oc.... ;I
political environmlent of
I he~c Indepe~cndecnt Re~lerceing
Pa~ne~l w\ill al~c~uss the Ilatest de-

velopments related to its work
in Guyana and there will be disc-
cussionss on the advisability and
application of self-regulation
models in the media, the ACM
said. .
The workshop, it added. is also
expected to yield a joint decck
ration oIf commitments to the
pr~inciple~s of' the Code of Con-
duct anld its continue expaun-
sion and aP licatrion as a last
ing featlurc oIf medial sellf-regull-
tion in G~uvana.
Tihe ACMR/ has macnw\~ hil e
stronlgly condemndc~ the' brutal
mlurderls at thle printing facility
oftllc KalieteuLr Nws IlaSt TueS-

"'rlls acti. con mtue-- "
grave act of crimlinality' witl
serious implications for the
free press '. the association

THE Association of Carib-
bean MediaWorkers (ACM),
in collaboration with the
Independent Refereeing
Panel overseeing Guyana's
Media Code of Conduct,
will host a workshop on
The M'edia. Elections and
Democracy at the
Georgetown Club on Thlurs-
day comlmencing 09:30 h.
T'he ACM\; said the' w\orkshop is
meant to comlpleme~nt the work
of the panel and explore is;su~s
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Guyana has been involved in

andhsprtcptd cnth
issues of mutual concerns to the
countries of the Amazon basin.

what remains now is for
Guyana, as well as other
CARICOM countries, to attract
private sector investments from
countries such as Chile, Argen-
tina, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia
and Brazil.
Despite the vastly im-
Sproved relations between
Guyana and Venezuela, these
have not yet translated into in-
creased commercial trade be-
tween the two neighbours. On
the other hand, trade with Bra-
zil has expanded and Brazilians
are actively involved mainly in
operating small to medium-
sized businesses in Guyana.
But greater emphasis will have
to be placed in attracting capi-
tal from the other countries in
the areas of trade, manufactur-
ing and service industries.
Just two months ago, the
Jamaican Prime Minister, Portia
Simpson-Miller, asked Chile's
President Michelle Bachilet to
encourage her country's private
sector to take advantage of trade
and investment opportunities
available in CARICOM under
the newly established
CARICOM Single Market and
Economy (CSME). No doubt,
Guyana is plugging similar line
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By Odeen Ishmael

WITH the Middle East situa-
tion worsening day by day, the
Rio Group, currently being
chaired by Guyana, has called
for an immediate ceasefire
in the raging hostilities be-
tween Israel and the Leba-
nese Hezbollah militia, and
an end to the:killing and de-
A statement issued by
Guyana on behalf of the group
(comprising countries of Latin
America and the Caribbean)
condemned the attacks being
carried out by Hezbollah on Is-
raeli population centres and the
disproportionate retaliatory use
of force by Israel. The group
also expressed its deep concern
over the escalating hostilities
and deplored the loss of life, the
destniction of civilian infrastruc-
ture and the physical and eco-
nomic damage inflicted upon ci-
vilians in both Lebanon and Is-

Earlier (on July 20), the
Guyana Government in a sepa-
rate statement had also ex-
pressed the view that the re-
sponse by Israel to the attack
by Hezbollah was dispropor-

tionate and unhelpful to the
search for peace and stability.
As the Middle East caul-
dron bubbles over, South Ameri-
can countries, many of which
have large groupings of citizens
of Middle East origin, are un-
derstandably in no mood to see
the violence escalate in the cur-
rent Israeli-Lebanese conflict.
In this situation, Guyana, as
chairman of the Rio Group, may
be propelled into the forefront
in the Latin America and Carib-
bean region to demonstrate ac-
tive leadership on the interna-
tional stage. No doubt, the Rio
Group countries, through their
representatives at the UN, and
especially in the Security Coun-
cil, will inject ideas surrounding
the discussions on bringing
about solutions in the Lebanese
situation. Most likely, Guyana
may have to be involved in
some important diplomatic foot-
work in the inter-regional con-
sultations now going on within
the world body-
While this bitter Lebanese-
Israeli conflict continues to grab
the headlines, the international
bread-and-butter issue sur-
rounding the recent suspension
of the World Trade Organisation

The involvement of Guyana
as the chair of the Rio Group
and its Foreign Trade Minister's
role as CARICOM's WTO
spokesman obviously highlight
Guyana's prominent role in cur-
rent international political and
economic issues. Certainly,
there are critical challenges that
the Guyana Government faces
as it leads the group.
Undeniably, the country is
also actively involved in the
South American integration pro-
President Bharrat Jagdeo
participated in the continental
summit to launch the South
American Community of Na-
tions which has since been ac-
tively developing projects ben-
eficial to Guyana. One of the
community's organs, the Integra-
tion of Regional Infrastructure in
South America (IISA), is under-
taking a number of transporta-
tion and telecommunications
projects which will directly link
all the member countries,
Also as a member of the
Amazon Cooperation Treaty,
Guyana stands to gain invalu-
able assistance on environmen-
tal matters. More recently,

(WTO) has also seized the at-
tention of governments of Latin
America and the Caribbean,
This happened after the
trade representatives of the so-
called G6 Australia, Brazil, In-
dia, Japan, the European Union
and the United States failed to
reach agreement on issues relat.
ing to agricultural subsidies and
market access for agriculture and
non-agricultural goods. Blame
was directed by others at the
United States for refusing to give
ground on the question of agri.
cultural subsidies but the U.S., in
response, accused the European
Union and Japan of not doing
enough on the same matter.
These crucial WTO issues
are of great concern to the small
and vulnerable economies in the
WTO talks. The Caribbean
Community (CARICOM),
through its Regional Negotiating
Machinery, held regular consul-
tations with other regional
groups on moving the negotia-
tions forward.
In April last. Guyana's
Minister of Foreign Trade.
Clement Rohee who is also
CARICOM's ministerial
spokesman on WTO issues,
also held a consultative meeting

with Rio Group trade ministers
in Georgetown to reach com-
mon ground on the international
trade discussions.
CARICOM has always
stated that the large and devel-
oped countries, not the poor
and less developed, must make
concessions in the WTO. The
regional group feels that the
U.S. and the EU should adjust
their negotiating positions so
that meaningful improvement
can be achieved mn market ac-
cess for developing countries'


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Challenges for Guyana's South

American leadership role

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The Mayo, ando Counc!iillors of the1~1 City of Georgetowni is col;,-inuingi an aggress:; e
pr-ogrammlle of~ .r I :* I an~d clear-ing canaols and a lleyways,, :in e fo!!oinglc at eas:

a Prashad Nagar
a Kitty
a Kingston
a B~el Air Springs
a Wortmanville
a Werk-en-Rust
a Bourda (South Road to Regent Street and New Garden to
Albert Streets); Bourda (Orange Walk to Albert Street and
Regent Street to North Road); Lacvtown (Orange Walk to
Camp Street and Regent Street to South Road); and Lacytown
(Camp Street to Avenue of the Republic and Regent Street to
South Road).

Earlier we executed a similar program7me in Alberttown, Queenstown. Biourda
Subryanville and Robbstown.

It has been observed that any citizens have been dumping their garbage in these drains.
alleyways, and on parapets. This is having a negative? impact on ouir work and a great
cost of money and health

We again appeal to those, who indulge in this unfriendly action to desist fromn destroying
the environment of the City. Further, the Council is asking citizens to help its efforts by
doing the following:

Encourage relatives, neighbours and friends to assist the Council monitor the
drainage works in the areas where they live.
Encourage the family. neighbors and friends to keep their immediate
surroundings and the general environment clean and tidy at all times and
disposes of all unwanted materials in approved garbage bins only.
Help your children and youths develop pride and assume responsiblity for their
immediate surroundings.

The City Council's Public Health Inspectorate and anti litter units have intensified their
operations and will prosecute all who are in breach of our by-laws.


to derail the democratic process.
The question is: Is there a link
between those elemecnts and the

tention of those who carne~id out

page~ wa1S not r~obbery. Tfhey ;s-
saulted ouLr freecdoms and r~ights
by killing the printing preSS op-
We must not surrender to
those who stoke fear and intimi-
date ou~r people. We must send
a strong signal to the agents of
crime and violence that they
cannot stop us from defending
Our freedoms.
We should stand strong so
the criminals and armed terror
gang will see that violence and
banditry cannot and will not
weaken us.
They must know that .irre-
spective of their attempts to
spread fear and intimidation,
our national elections will be
held on August 28. All
Guyanese will exercise their
right to elect a government of
their choice.
To do otherwise is simply
to surrender to the criminals
and their handlers.

Weekly viewpoint by Robert
Persaud. MBA

THE armed gang which ex-
ecuted the four employees of
Kaieteur News printer and
a resident of Bagotstown on
the evening of August 8 was
engaged in an act of terror in-
spired by a desperate group.
While police investigations
are yet to confirm the identity
of this gang, the tactics em-
ployed and the barbarity of the
armed killers mirror that of the
Agricola killings on February 26
and Minister Sawh's assassina-
tion of April 22.
No one doubts that a well-
armed terror squad with evil-
minded intellectual authors is at
work even as the Joint Services
intensify their search for the
GDF's stolen AK-47s and hunt
for the Agricola and Minister
Sawh's assassins. The ballistic
results and other leads can an-
swer certain questions.
I do hope that the Opposi-
tion will not use the pain and
agony of these families and resi-

dlents to throw cheap punches
at the governmlent as is their
wont. I expect a~ national. ulni-
fled condemnation of this earned
killer gang and their sponsors.
I await a full expression of
support folr the police in their
efforts to catch these merciless
criminals. I expect that the en-
tire media, particularly those
aligned with the Opposition
will not seek to justify or even
rationalise the murder of Indo-
and Afro-Guyanese fathers and
sons by these organized killer-
There are reasonable con-
clusions one can draw about the
motives) of this armed gang.
Its genesis dates back to the
February 23, 2001 jail break by
the five notorious prisoners,
and the subsequent political
adoption by the Opposition of
this gang in Buxton. Frequent
visits by leading lights in the
Opposition, including its late
leader Desmond Hoyte (who
was secretly video-taped in
Burton urging certain elements
to keep up their pressure) and

others who now aIttack thle PPP/
C governmental for not doing
e~nou~gh to combatl cr~imc.
Political a~uthorship- of' this
type of crimninaltl/terrvor/vlncce
on ordinary citizens, regardless
of ethnicity, should not be ruled
out as the security forces' intel-
ligence shows. Also, the crimi-
nal objective of this gang is un-
deniable. Sadly, it may seem
that the genie is out of the bottle
for those who rendezvous with
criminals to achieve political
It is apposite to note that
the string of intimidatory and
violent acts by agents of the
PNCR-1G is not helpful now or
at any time for the sake of
peace, security and civility. The
open threat against me by
PNCR-1G Security official
Oliver Hinckson, the racist
abuse of a Kaieteur News re-
porter and the physical attack
on NCN staffers at the PNCR-
IG rally in Linden are examples
of this most unhelpful
behaviour. Those responsible
should be held accountable.

This gang and others. if
linkecd to th~e camip in tre
nba~cklans of Victoriai, having
been ejectedl from Buxton by
the Joint Services' fixed pres-
e~nce there. might want to dem-
onstrate to the security forces
that they are still capable of
wreaking havoc and even com-
mitting crimes such as the dar-
ing robbery on an MMC se-
curity vehicle escorting cash
destined for the bank. If this
is so, then the security forces
must send an immediate,
strong, clear and firm message
to the agents of crime and vio-
lence in our midst. The time
has come for our law enforce-
ment agencies to show more
The President's directives
to the security forces are unam-
biguous: the criminal elements
must be apprehended; peace and
security must prevail; and the


criminals and, their sponsors
(whoever they are) must be
pursued and brought to justice.
We have seen the continued
deployment of the Army to
support the Police. We have
seen the incremental increase in
resources for the security forces
($7.5 Billion this year) and a
host of other initiatives such as
the US$15M IDB-supported
citizens' security programme to
reform and restructure the civil-
ian law enforcement system and
a national drugs master plan.
A strong theory is that cer-
tain elements sensing defeat at
the elections would want to in-
still fear and intimidation so as

(From page 10)

courage them to venture for-
ward. At the same time, Guyana
and the rest of CARICOM will
have to work; assiduously to
bridge the existing cultural divide
that causes hesitation on the
part of Latin American busi-
nesses to test the investment
waters in the Anglophone Car-
Obviously, this problem l

creates a strong challenge. and
Guyana, entrusted with the
South American leadership role
for the rest of the year. can cer-
tainly present positive sugge~s-
tions to ove~rcome` it.
(** The writer is
G;uyana's Ambassador to
Venezuela. T'he views ex-
pressed are solely those of thle

within the continental political
and economic groupings.
But sitting and waiting for
South American investors to
come may result in a long delay
and non-action unless acti~e
systems. including trade mis-
sions, expositions and imlproved
security. are put in place to en-

8 Sp 8 18Ion

12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 13, 2006


MediG81 Cafe iS paid by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in cases of
Sickness and Industrial injury.

The benefit is an appendage to one (1) of the two (2) benefits mentioned
above and hence cannot stand on its own.

Sickness Medical Care

In order for someone to receive medical care in relation to sickness that
person must first satisfy the cond itions for sickness benefit which are:-

1. He/she is 16 years old or over but less than60 years.

2. He/she is temporarily incapable of work otherwise than as a
result of an industrial accident.

3. Helshe was engaged in insurable employment immediately prior
to the Day the incapacity commenced.

4. He/she had paid at least 50 contributions since joining the

5. Helshe had paid at least contributions in the 13 weeks period
which immediately preceded the week in which the incapacity

Once those conditions are satisfied the person would qualify for the
Sickness benefit, and hence the medical care which is appended to it.

The benefit could be either in cash or in kind and is subject to a limit in its
cost that is determined by the National Insurance Board.

The benefit is categorized into two (2) groups viz care rendered in
Guyana and care rendered outside of Guyana.

The benefit usually takes the form of a reimbursement of the cost of the
care. Persons are normally required to pay the providers of the care
administered and subsequently claim from the NIS the reimbursement
of the expensesincurred.

All the items of care that are covered by the Scheme are listed in a
schedule and the maximum amounts payable for each item of care is
also shown on that schedule. That schedule Is reviewed periodically by
the National Insurance Board in an effort for it to maintain its relevance.

Once a person qualifies for medical care benefit for a particular
condition, that person will be entitled to the benefit for as long as that
condition continues on recurs. That person would also be entitled for the
benefit for a condition which arose as a direct result of the previous
condition. A person therefore could receive medical care benefit for a
particular condition throughout his entire lifetime.

A person who develops a condition on or after he attained the age of 60
years would not quality to receive the medical care benefit simply
because thlat person would not satisfy the conditions with respect to the
age limit for sickness benefit to which the medial care is linked.

in the first place the person's attending physician must identify the
treatment or investigation that is needed in the particular case. Helshe
must also advise that the treatment/investigation is not available locally.
That information would be forwarded to the Medical Department of NIS.
The National Insurance Regulations require the Chief Medical Officer of
the Ministry of Health to issue a certificate verifying the unavailability of
the treatmentlinvestigation locally. Once that certificate is obtained the
NIS will then grant permission for that person to go abroad for the
treatment and would reimburse or pre-pay the medical expenses subject
to a given limit which is fixed at ten (10) times the existing monthly
insurable earnings ceiling.

The existing monthly insurable earnings ceiling is $99,312.00.

Injury Medical Care

Persons who suffer industrial accidents and who need medical
treatment for the injuries they sustained are covered under the Industrial
Benefit Medical Care programme.

The treatment offered by this programme is free to the recipients. The
Scheme however exercises some control relative to the place and cost
of the treatment to berendered.

Both local and overseas treatments are covered by the programme.

Extended Medical Care

The Scheme also operates an extended medical care programme which
provides medication to persons who are registered under the

The persons registered under the programme are those who suffer from
chronic illnesses and who need a regular supply of medication to
maintain- themselves maybe throughout their lifetime. Those persons
would have qualified for the receipt of the medical care benefit in their
own right.

Those persons must present to the Scheme the prescriptions which are
issued by their doctors for the particular medication. The Scheme
purchases the medication and dispenses them to the prescription

Employers Medical Care Plans

The Scheme also operates a programme which covers employers who
have, as a condition of service, a medical plan for their employees.

The coverage is extended only to employers who operate a medical care
Plan for their employees where the cost of the treatment ad min istered to
the employees under that plan is not shared between the employer and
the employees.

Under the programme the employer is reimbursed certain costs for
certain items of medical care rendered to his employees.

Overseas Medical Care


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A person who requires medical treatment or investigation that is not
available in Guyana may be able to receive that treatment overseas at
the expense of the Scheme.

The procedure for someone to receive medical care outside of Guyana,
involves three (3) parties viz the person's attending physician, the NIS
Medical Department and the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of

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STRESS is a natural
occurring phenomenon
the human body.
It is a survival mechanism
as it prepares the body to
defend itself against any and all
Like body cholesterol there
is good stress and bad stress. It
can help to drive and motivate
the organism to achieve and
accomplish. On the other hand,
it can become painful and
debilitating. At the height of
stress the body and miind are
overwhelmed and confusion and
hysteria may develop.
There are different ways of
coping depending on the
scholars who discuss the
subject. Some would simply
examine adaptation and mal-
adaptation, others identify
different stages. This article
uses a more eclectic approach.
These stages do not suggest
what one should do but merely
to describe what people do or
what happens to them naturally,
consciously or unconsciously.
Here are six stages
1. Shock The first
response to a stressful situation
is shock to a greater or lesser
extent. In effect, there is an
element of surprise. The level
or degree of such surprise will
depend on the situation or the
individual's coping style. Death
of a close family member would
be a serious shock. Some
individuals will deal with
devastating news or gory scenes
with more calm, while others
may become devastated and
The degree of shock will
also depend upon how long the

shock: will last. Expectancy is a
factor. Where the news is
unexpected, it may last a long
time. An individual usually gets
over a shock, while for others it
may take a shock to get over a
shock. In a serious case of threat
the body may freeze and
become numb.
2. If and when the
individual gets over the shock,
he/she may go into a state of
depression. Depression here is
defined as emotionally drained
and there is a sense of loss of
attachment. The e go in life
becomes attached to something
or someone. When we love or
hate we invest emotion in that
person or object. Sense of loss
is the return of that attachment
or investment of that emotion.
The degree of shock is
related to the degree of
depression. The greater the
shock, the greater the
depression. Death of a spouse
can affect a deep shock and then
to depression. Some depressions
are so serious that they bring
about suicide or voodoo death -
willing oneself to die. Children
in hospitals without attachment
for a long time often develop
anaclitic depression.
3. As the depression
gradually eases the individual
becomes more cognizant of his
mental and physical functions.
He begins consciously or
unconsciously to call on his
coping devices.
(a) Rationalizing is a
common form of coping. It is
when we:
i. First blame others who
may have been the cause for
failing the examination or the
accident on the road. We may

try to find excuses for the
friend who suffered or for
ourselves. Most humans are
very good at blaming others.
Think of someone going through
divorce and where the blame is
placed. It is mnost often the other
ii. While blaming others
we may also look to find what
things or events may be the

to an earlier sta~ge of life. It is
whecn someu individuals begin to
cry alnd have a temnper tantrumn.
We associate such behaviours
with children. This crying may
be accompanied by guilt and
(d) Escape is when some
individuals remove themselves
from the environment so as not
to think of or be reminded of the
problem. Events and objects in
the environment may be
depressing reminders. A change
of place may be a change of
thought; going to movies or to
an entertainment centre, go
away for awhile. Escape, like
many of these devices, is a
relatively poor or limited way
to deal with any stress.
(e) Fantasy is a common
device as we daydream about
the incident or individual; what
could have been and what would
have been: what you could do
if you had the power to deal
with the problem or the person,
(f) Sublimation: All of the

f~orgoing devices arue unhealthy
because they do not deal directly
with the problem. Blaming
others detracts from looking at
ourselves. Sublimation is the
creative and constructive use of
our stress and anxieties; dealing
directly with the problem or by
seeking out professional help.
Talking (catharsis) or acting out
(role playing) to relive the
anIxiety or trauma in a more
secure environment and a more
relaxed atmosphere or working
out such experiences can be for
more be useful. These call
become useful skills in dealing
with future stressful or anxiety-
filled situations.
There are a number of
devices that individuals use in
order to cope with stress and
anxiety. Some use more than
others. These devices were
learned as children and
reinforced and developed as we
grow. Those who cry and get
what they want are more likely
to use crying as a coping device-

Most individuals use a
combination of two or three
devices. Rationalization and
displacement are very common
coping devices.
Rationalizing as a device
does not stop at any one point
but will return again and again,
such as when we want others
to agree with us.
4. Seeking Support is the
next phase. "Misery loves
miserable company". Women in
distress (divorce) will seek out
women - with similar
experiences. They feel that only
such persons can truly
empathize with them. Groups
are often formed to help deal
with such problems: "Parents
Without Partners", "Women
Going Through Divorce", etc.
Another source of support
are close friends and family
members; individuals with
whom we have identified and
-trusted for years. Rationalizing
continues at this level as we
(turn to page 14)

cause. After blaming the teacher
for failing, we blame the time of
day, the type of exam questions.
The mind then goes searching to
find causes, events or things to
iii. Examination of the self
is the next stage. This is when
we look to ourselves to identify
causality. Guilt may be the
result. Some individuals often
quickly return to blamling others,
while those with low self-
esteem continue to blame3
(b) Displacement is when
(Teople become angry. pound a
fist on the table and throw
things, yell and screaml and
stomp, slam the door, beat up
the kids, etc. We are really
redirecting our anger to less
threatening people or items.
(c) Regression is returning

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-- CyniCISm rules

...Copi## Widlf Stess and anxiety
(from page 13)
found others who will agree with us; blaming men in a divorced or blaming the teacher in case of
failing the examination.
S. Polarizing: With so much upheaval of thoughts and feelings one may choose to take
action in accordance with those thoughts and feehrngs A negative attaude wi~ll develop towards
men (or women ingdivorce, to the class or the teacher for fadmg the e vanim ation There are three
types of attitudes:
(a) losee who are negative will move away from the situation. drop oul of the class,
walk away front relationships, etc, Because of` the immedlac) of the situation and anger the action
taken may be impulsive and irrational.
(b) Positive: If the experience is positise one will draw closer to the person or situation
as a solution. Good news about an event will draw us closer to that person. One becomes more
confident in such situations.
(c) Constructive: Some individuals on failing an exam or in a divorce may see the reality
of the divorce or failing the examl and become coinstrucive in using it as a learning experience;
becoming more mature and moving on in life. Life is filled with more failviesthan success. It is the
mature and responsible person who wdll learn to gmwa and develop
6. Adljustmlent/Maladjustmlent: These stressful events will take a long time to be resolved.
dalys. months. years. Some individuals will mal-adjust and remain bitter for a long time; perhaps
fo~r a lifetime a~nd thus develop very poor attitudes to men (or women) in a divorce. This is aI
neurotic and unhealthy attitude ill-advised for the body and mind. Those who choose to go on
will see the constructive aspect and go on with life in a well adjusted manner.
PrIofe~ssionall help is not aIlways available andtrmay be costly, but because so much!is at stake, it
rlay be worth while. Psychothcralpy or` counlsell ag is advised by identifying the source of stress.
W'ith probleml-focus psychotherapy is useful. Famiily involvement or merely speaking out can be
vecry aff~ectiv~e; lircus on the positive aspects of life, identifying accomplishments and success. Drugs.
sulch as muscle relaxants. are useful but templlorary aids.
TIhis discussion is a simplilled version~ of what happens to most people most of the timel. iti
doecs not claims to cover all indlividuals andi all c rcumlstances. Human nature,~ as individuals or a~s
groups. is far. too comnplcx to be abhle to de~fine and delineate humran conduct in such simplified
It does, hlowever, give a brand picture of~ human conduct under di lrdc- a chance at
sellf e~xamination and insight( intlo the furnctions of the human psyche.

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"I USED to know when I was
being deeply cynical and
when I wasn't," said a frend
who just made it into London
before they closed Heathrow
airport for the terrorist scare.
"Now, I don'L"
Back in February 2003,
when Prime Minister Tony Blair
was trying to persuade a
reluctant Britain that invading
Iraq alongside the United States
was a really neat idea, tanks
suddenly appeared on the
perimeter road around
Heathrow to guard against an
impending terrorist attack. It
wasn't clear what they were
supposed to do crush the
terrorists under their treads? -
and no actual terrorists ever
showed up, but it helped to
shape public opinion.
tie'o how different is it this
Hundreds of flights delayed
or cancelled. Twenty-four
alleged conspirators arrested in
East London, Thames Valley
towns and Birmingham, many
of them described by neighbours
as bearded Muslims wearing
traditional dress.
Shocking revelations that
they had a new technique for
blowing up to ten aircraft on the
heavily travelled London-U.S.
routes out of the sky
simultaneously by smuggling
explosive liquids aboard. All
cabin baggage banned on 11ights
out of' Britain. And in a classic
case of' panic envy, the U.S.
Department of Homeland
Security declares a red alert in
the United States, too.
That should scare the public
into supporting the "war on
terror" a bit longer, even if the
real wars are about something
else, and are going seriously
wrong: Iraq sliding into civil war,
the Taliban corning back in I
Afghanistan, Israel flattening
Lebanon without making any
significant dent in Herbollah's
capabilities. Most people will
a sume that with all that smoke,

Of` course there's some fire '
Terrorists of various sorts have

been in business for about forty
years, and the current crop of
Islamist terrorists are especially
dangerous since they are willing
to kill themselves along with
their victims. But lithe United _
States more people die on the
roads every single month than
Islamist terrorists have killed
since the year 2000, and in
Britain it's more people every
week. Yet neither country has
tried to restrict access to cars.
Maybe it's cynical, but
there are strong grounds for
suspecting that this is all a
charade. If they infiltrated
these terrorist cells many
months ago rind have now
arrested most cif the members,
then why would they institute
drastic new security measures
on flights at this point? And did
diey realidaonlyh raIs in h

come in liquid form as well?
After the arrests in Britain
on the night of August 9-10,
Peter Clarke, head of Scotland
Yard's a~nti-terrorist branch,
assured the medlia that "during
the investigation an
unprecedented level of
surveillance has been
undertaken.We have been
looking at meetings, movement,
travel, spending and the
aspirations of a large group of
people.The investigation
reached a critical point last
night when the decision was
made to take urgent action in
order to disrupt what we
believe wals being planned."
Fair enough, although this
is the same organisation that
took "urgent adtion" to kill an
innocent Brazilian called Jean
Charles de M~enezes in July
2005 "in order to disrupt what
/'we believe was being planned."
and earlier this~year shot and
-wounded another innocent
person in London in the coas-
of a raid on a Muslim fan 0 i~
east London based at
manifestly unreliable
mfo rmat yb 241 terrorist
.plotters have ht-en arrested in
Britain, or maybe 24 innocent

British Muslims with full
beards, or more likely~ some
combination of the two. But
whatever the truth of that, why
the panic?
British Home--Secretary
John Reid boldly-asserted that
the "main players" had been
accounted for, and Scotland
Yard Deputy Commissiorgkr
Paul Stephenson proudly
announced that "we are
confident that we have



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Thle M~inistry of Education. Education For All Fast Tmack laiitiative (EFA-FTI ) now\ invites
cligible Coninactols to submit quootation(s) for schools lis ed above. A Conltractor will be
sclcted in accordance w-ith the procedures set out in thec World Bank's-Gkidelines:
I'~7crrumemc' iI of Goodys c Ior Hiks. Exper-iclle as a Coel adolr in thle Hinterlantd Regions
Sil be cons~ide~cd.

Bltds:,ha~ I be \alid for a period of thirty (3l) days fter opening and sha~ll be delivered
to thle N:iona~l Procurremen anId Tender AdministrartionBoard onl or before Septemlberi.

Thec f: ider skill seal (110 original and a copy of the Bid in tw-o inner envlopes and one
out. r cl:uelope.l duly ma~rking thle innecr envelopes Is 'IOR.IGINAL If and "COPY'". The
inne~~cl! res lopes. shall be placed in a scaled enveclope beh~ring thre address givecn in thle letter
ofl II1 !!ationl to Quote. anld on whlich should be also w\ritten "QUTOTATION FOR

'The( i n .r;and onllcrenvcllopesshall:

I te ddrcssed to lre Emaploy eral the addres provided inte idding Document l
ha lca nite uiof tIe school: and
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opedingl as defined in thle I nvitation to Quote.

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he' ., 100 n I: .~r~~ot later than 9:00 hours. Bidders or their representatives ~re

llei \! I unil add~rss below\. between thle hlourls X:30hrs Ito lino)lars Monday\ to
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disnupted a plan by terrorists to
cause untold death and
destruction and commit mass
Well done,1lads -but if you
have them all locked up, w-hy
are you closing the airports and
bringing in a)1 these draconlian
security measures now?' A
couple of months ago. when
you first uncovered this plot
but didn't know all the "main
players." I could understand
such drastic precautions, but
why now?
Maybe, it was those
explosive "liquid chemiccils'
they were planning to smuggle-
aboard the planes. Aller all, it's
only 160 years since
ititroglycerin was invented:- h's
;a mere eleven years since al-
Qaeda associate Ramlzi Yousef
ply att0 stqheowal2I airliners
same time with nitro carried
(turn to page 15)

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(A Joint Government of Guyana U.S Government Project) invites
appl ications from suitably qualified persons to f ill the pos ition of:

To provide leadership, guidance and support to USAID/GHARP
-prevention programs anrd manage the HIV/AIDS Prevention and
SMitigation Unit ensuring the appropriate application of theory and
be'tt practice to the design and implementation of prevention and
mitigation interventions within comprehensive HIV/AID>S programs.

PhD or' Masters begree in public health or relevant field and ten
years professional health care experience including at least five
years specialized experience in HIV/AIDS prevention programs in a
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least two (2) referees, one (1) from a community member and or
former emp loyers as to fitness s for the pos it ion.

Applications are also welcome from persons residing within the

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officials. Clerk or workls. contra~ctors andu recliona~l l;moun oIi
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men[.1111 '

well m;\ I n un011,
weall mgmberI~~ll

I ly iiaI i

thei pm ,i n

nothing is being implemented.
What the WTO negotia-
tions needs is a wide measure of
agreement amongst a large num-
ber of countries on a blueprint
for restarting the talks and tak-
ing them to conclusion. The
blueprint should arise from a
study by trade experts that fo-
cuses on opening markets glo-
bally while providing for the de-
velopment needs of poor coun-
tries and small states. In par-
ticular, the stuldo simuld exams
can minimise transaction costs
and lessen the impact on their
business sectors through the

(The writer is a business executive and former Caribbean
Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation who
publishes widely on Small States in the global community)

br-idgc major differences amongst
themselves particularly over ag-
ricultural subsidies. The six
were: the United States, the Eu-
r~opealn Union (EU), Japan, Bra-
zil, Australia and India.
Although trumpeted as a
"decvelopment" round since No
vemnber 2001 when the negotia-
tions bega~n. the talks amounted
to nothing more than
man~uocuuvrin for national com-
petitive advantage. particularly
m: = .-::d Brzl d ln -te
two large developing countries
in the mix have not been shy
in advancingi their own interests.
often claimling concessions that
should rightly be accorded only
to poor developing countries or
small states.
It wans not until last No-
vembelhr. fur- years after the nec-
gotiations started. that a comn-
nmitmment w~as given to provide
poor countries with duty- free
and qluota free access for their
crucial exports. Of course, this
commitment is aln empty one at
the present timne, since. in the
absence of a~ settled agreement,

THE Commonwealth is a
multinational organisation
that is little known outside of
its 53 member states. Yet, it
has the potential to fill a big
vacancy in today's world: the
need for a catalyst to restart

the suspended global tra\de
negotiations with an emphla-
sis on development.
Negotiations at the World
Trade Organisation (WTO0) cf-
fectively collapsed on Jul 24
when six lead countr-ies fa~ilet to

pacing and sequencing of
The study should also take s
full account of the difflic~ulties
tatE ncw cxso uth I i .li l
and propose practicall w~ayS of ~
dealing with themn.
The Commonwealth is In a

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make global trade fair

A massive ...
(From page14)
aboard in contact lens solution bottles. Who could have for~c-
seen this? Quick! Bring in new security measures!
Thelly reallly aren't that stupid. They have been chckcling
liquids that people want to~carry aboard flights at arirpore seccu-
rity checkpoints for years. There would be no need for dra;sic
new security measures even if the alleged Br~itish terrorist ring
were still on the loose.
Thils is all hype. designed to frighten the British and Ameri-
can publics into supporting the wars of their deeply unpopull~r
governments (a~nd the war of their Israeli ally as well).
Or am I being too cynical?~ Alaybe they're just stupid.
I really don't know any more.
(** Gwynne D~yer is a London-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are published in 45 countries)


CIVIL ~ORI(S ASSr~'l` ~:

Guyana's ent re

system must be


Former NY Top Cop?

SVacancy: a catalyst to make ...

16; :: .1 2

thle situation in Gullana. in anl in-
serv\iew\ w\ith thle Natlionl; L COml-
munications Network INCN).
"How do the police interact
with the court. and what is tre
court structure? How do court
cases get adjudicated?" Kerik
asked, as he listed some of' the
issues that would have to be
looked at during the process, the
Government Information Agency
(GINA) said.
According to the agency,
outlining his experience as a
former law enforcer and during
his assignment as Police Comn-

were.L ai numberhC of` cha~llenges he had i
rto face in New York.
"We had great succecsses~ in~ the
Departmlent of Correction and
when I came in 1994,-i we were av-
eraging about 15.000 stabbinlgs and
slashings per year. The month I
became the Police Commillssioner
on August of 2000, we had one for
the month and we got 50 for the
year. We have dropped by 95 per
cent... as the New York City Po-
lice Commissioner I took over the
New York Police Department
(NYPD) that has around 55,000

emplloyees,2; and~ wc wcre re-
spons~ible frlr the \ecuriti of 6
to 8 million peop~le."
Recferring to his recent
thr-ee-hour meet~cing w\ith Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo here and
what was explained to him
about G~uvana's situation,
Kerik; said crime and the judi-
ciall system are major issues for
the Head of State.
;'It n ill take a little more
than just this one visit for me
to get a grasp on exactly what
is going to have to take place
to create the refonn. I think
there are a few principles that
the President has to deal with,

::::wit, abd prp ctiv
- meeting him for the first
time and getting to know him

lothitnhk he ghoo is figru o
the pulse of the problem and
I thip k he understands it and
he is looking for the right way
to deal with it", Kerik said
GINA said he, however
noted that de pite the Head of
State's knowl dge of the prob-
lem and his intepst in refporm-
ing the judicial and criminal
justice systems, Guyana's
Case pses a difficulty
rom a national security
perspective, you look and see
the organisational structure of
the Police department One of
the things I found fascinating
is, and could be, will be a con.
tinued mao problem for him
the systajo pn Guyana does
not allow the President to
manage his operational arm of
the Police," Kerik said.
"In other words he
doesn't have the discretion to
hir ad fire and transfer and
tli i something that is ex-

tRurnelGiuaiu ad PNem Yr
City because if you want
someone to do a job, whether
it's in tl: tIolice Department
or any par ofe crimian jus-

dei emhssdta
there needs teomk m csures and
mechanisms in place by which
members of the departments
couklD se n moed 1n elv
office... and the President of
Guyana, from what I under

FORMIER Police Commis-
sioner of Newf York, B3ernard
Kerik, yesterday advised that
the entire criminal justice
system of Guyana be reas-
sessed to ascertain the prob-
lems being encountered in the
country regarding law en-
forcement and issues in the
Police Force.
Kerik, President George W.
Bush's nominee for Secretary of
Homeland Security, was re-
sponding to a question about
how he can use his knowledge
and experience and apply it to

KEY I OLE: President Bharrat Jagdeo meets former New York
court :sy Office of the President)

to do : 11 of that, and that being
said, ita major problem when it
comes to managing and holding
people accouritable to whatever
jobs t hy have to do.
"li he doesn't have the...
mecha lism in place to hold them
accour table, then it is going: to
be ap I ining difficulty", Kerik
He stated that his career as a
. law e, forcement agent began
when lec was just 18-years old as

anie Sats Hemf6 100 win
this, he wodied in the Patrl arena,
then in narcotics, both in New

T, Pf ourmero Co ms ner
was in -harge of a major County
Jail in New Jersey and carried
out hi duties both in uniform
patrol !nd plain clothes. He was
also ei Iployed in the anti- crime
or plai 1 clothes unit which pur-
sued v olent offenders.
Sounsequently, he operated
in major narcotics cases and was
later t -ansferred as part of the
New ~ork Drug Enforcement
Task :orce. The Task Force
compr :ed the drug enforcement
admin stration, the New York
State I police and the New York
City P >lice Department.
K< -ik said he oversaw one of
the me st substantial drug inves-
tigatic Is in New York City in
the history of the country, in-
vestigations that started on the
streets of New York City and
took tl s law enforcement agents
to Bra il, Ecuador, Guatemala,
Puerto; Rico and Colombia.
K~ rik was subsequently
1lce at the D prtment of
parr ions and a pointed by
New ~ork Mayor, Rudolph
Giulia ~.He first headed the in-

t di\ .i 's intra afar n
follov\ thi, held other ps -

years ter. He held this position
fo Ih -ers en i was respond
Cit .
01December 3, 2004, Kerik
was n >minated by President
Bush I serve as the Second Sec-
rt ar 1 nf th U..Dprmn

qualifications for the post span
his entire career, but most re-
cently he served as Iraq's in-
terim Minister of Interior and the
Senior Policy Adviser to the U.S.
Presidential Envoy to Iraq's
Coalition Provisional Authority.
Arriving in Baghdadjust days af-
ter coalition forces invaded,
Keri ws responsible for begin-
ning the reconstitution and re-in-

HIV dr-

p YOf

By Maggie Fox, Health and
Science Correspondent,
TORONTO, (Reuters) Doc-
tors are finding new uses for
HIV drugs, with one study
showing they might safely-
protect women at high risk of r
infection and a second show-
ing that people can safely skip
the most toxic pills.
Research to be presented at
the 16th International. Confer-
ence on AIDS, which opens to-
day, sbohow new benefits from .1
-drugs that help suppress the fa-
tcal and incurrable viirus.
The human immunodefs -
clency vinis dnat causes AIDS in-
fects close to 39 million people
globally Smece the vints stained
spreadmg globally in the 1980s
it has killed 25 million people
and orphaned minlions more.
There~ ii no vaccme and no
cure. Only condoms and com-
plete sexual abstinence have
been shown to prevent infection.
Fanuly' Heakth latemnational
tested an experimental approach

based Gilead Sciences Inc, under
the brand name Viread, could'
kee healthy people from getting

The reserhers gave chther
the pml or a placebo to 936 highr-
rik oeninCnqron Gban

egy that eventually saw apartheid crumble; when
dbtu cpltehd aelpnmecutu e lin stat s
people in deep suffering;' the Commonwealth
helped to devise a global strategy for debt relief.
Further, expert reports commissioned by the
Commonwealth on a range of issues including the
vulnerability of small states, democracy and de-
velopment have informed the policies and work
of governments as well as international institutions
such as the World Bank and the International Mon-
etary Fund.
In this context, an initiative by the Common-
wealth to produce a blueprint for moving forward
the present stalled international trade negotiations
should be welcomed and supported by all, espe-
cially the WTO Secretariat.
.Such an initiative, however, requires the ac-
tive participation of trade ministers from coun-
tries such as, Canada, India, Australia and South
Africa. One -of these four or indeed all of them
- should take on the mantle of leadership on this
issue and give the Commonwealth Secretariat the
mandate to organise an expert study followed by
a Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting to de-
velop the required consensus.
The experts to produce the study exist
throughout the Commonwealth. From the Carib-
bean, for instance, the Regional Negotiating Ma-
chinery (RNM) can make a meaningful contribu-
tion to a blueprint for action in which the devel
opment dimension is prominent.
And, as occurred with previous studies, there
is every reason why the WTO Secretariat, the
World Bank and the IMF should provide both fi-
nancial- and human resources to help produce such
ast catalyst is required now to help shape a
n appo o thle cost ned I O dn gt
should be central to their objectives for, as the
current Commonwealth Secretary-General,
Don McKinnon, has observed: "800 million
Commonwealth citizens subsisting on less
that $1 each day would countenance nothing

Ir nddsanderls29@hoe pa 1 c) t.

(From page 15) -

Commonwealth can play a dynamic role in pro-
moting trade and investment so as to enhance
prosperity, accelerate economic growth and de-
velopment and advance the eradication of pov-
erty in the twenty-first century". They said so
when they met in the United Kingdom in 1997.
And, when they last convened in Malta in
November last year, they pledged their "global
influence" to achieve progress in the WTO talks.
Members of the Comnmonwealth are also
members of the EU, the African Caribbean and
Pacific group, the Organisation for Economic
Cooperation and Development, the Association
of South East Asian Nations, and the
Organisation of American States, to name a few.
Their influence, if exercised by their mem-
ber states, is indeed "global", and consensus by
them that is advanced vigorously in the other
geographical and political groups to which they
belong stands a real chance of getting a positive
A former Commonwealth Secretary-General,
Sir Shridath Ramphal, famously said: "TThe Com-
monwealth cannot negotiate for the world, but
it can help the world to negotiate".
What has been missing so far in the WTO
negotiations since 2001 is consensus. The
tadks have been characterized by mistrust and
suspicion, aggravated by the way in which they
have been conducted with only a small num-
ber of powerful countries meeting behind
closed doors to hammer out deals in their na-
tional interest that they then try to convince
others to accept..
Com on enu tsaco tr sahieve db the 53
mously beneficial to the building of consensus
There are several precedents for the Com-
monwealth to take action now that global trade
talks have stalled at the WTO. When apartheid
gripped South Africa~and the major nations of
the world were divided on how to tackle the is-
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But other data also show
AIDS deaths are soaring, hint-
ing that the percentage of new
infections would be even higher
if the epidemic was truly being
brought under control.
A Statistics SA study of
mortality between 1997 and
2002 found death increased by
62 per cent among people over
the age of 15.
The study looked at a pe-
riod before AIDS drugs were
publicly distributed and showed
a massive rise in deaths from di-
arrhoea, TB and pneumonia -
diseases typically associated
with HIV.
Activists say deaths in
South Africa are still rising w-ith
up to 900 people succumbing
t, ithe pidemi~ni c ev;cr\- d3\ as
the dlrugs till onlS rac~h a
smln;l propor-tion of people.

Canh 'I gn~tl atm Action
influential AIDS lobby group,
said there was little evidence to
support the government's state-
ment that its prevention efforts
are cutting into AIDS preva-
"A decline in prevalence
may not be a good thing," na-
tional manager Nathan Geffen

about-face by President Thabo
Mbeki's government which had
refused for years to fund a state
programme, is prolonging tens
of thousands of lives.
As more people receive
treatment, the number of those
infected with HIIV will i-ise, as
fewer people die.
"In the long run, if we see
more people start using anti-
retrovirals we will probably see
an increase in the prevalence of
HIV. I think this is something
we need to clarify ... this is a
very; complex issue," Shisana
The government needs to
take this comnplexity into ac-
count as it looks at the future
oi itsARV progranmme:While it
mla\ bei LicngnnulaingiIi itself` on
a\ stabilisationl of. the ep~idem~ic.
in fact it mlay need to prepared
for anl exspensiver expansion of
one of' theC wol')I1S largeCSt publ-
lic AID. dl'g progFrainn cos ;

tinuous treatment fo~r the inculr-
able disease.
Tfhe government's an~te-na-
tal survey a standard method
of measuring HIV prevalence in
Africa -- showed an~ infection
rate among the pregnant women
of 30.2 per cent, compared with
29.5 per cent previously.

said in a statement.
"Infected people are living
(so) if the number of people with
HIV is declining, it could be be-
cause (people who do not have
access to ARVs) are dying of
AIDS instead of getting treated,"
he said, adding ~greater emphasis
should be placed on the rate of
new infections.
The debate over the figures
may also have lessons for other
countries at the centre of the
globalAIDS epidemic.
South Africa's neighbour
Botswana is~ battling stubbornly
high prevalence of around 24 per
cent. possibly- a consequence of
one of the best A\RV programme\
in the world that reaches up to
85 per cemi of those infected
wiith the iiiru.

ricalni like Hobo\i who her-
Ncelf lost twso infants to AIDS -
the debate over South Africa's
AIDS data is of se odary im

fluence how government and ul-
timately global AIDS funds are
"Here I amn today, I am
able to wake up in the morn-
ing," she said. "I never
thought I would ever be able
to wake up and go to work

By Gordon Bell

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) -
Nokhwezi Hoboyi never imag-
ined she would live to see her
25th birthday.
The petite woman's playful
smile masks memories of her life
slipping away just two years
ago, when she lay in a hospice
on the brink of becoming yet an-
other South African AID)S death
"I had given up ... I would
say to my parents. 'Please, tell
my friends to come to my' fu-
neral.'"' the 26-vear-old told
Reuters, recalling her battle with
a virus that infects an estimated
one in nine Soulth Africans.
Haoboi s survival. mande
poss ible h1 an ti-rctrcoviral
(AR\V) drugs. makes heir ai new
SouLth AfrTic;In f ilV statiStiC -
reflectcing the growving number
of~ people withl the virus living
nornla r \es it ln:of the con

But it also represents a mla-
turing stage in the epidemic.
bringing new policy dilemmas f~r
officials seeking to track Africa's
expanding AIDS crisis and to
make long-term plans to treat
millions of infected people.
Experts on the disease will
discuss these challenges and other
issues at the 16th International
AIDS Conference in Toronto next
week, billed as the biggest global
AIDS meeting.
South Africa's health depart-
ment said new data released last
month showed the rise in the
percentage of people testing posi-
tive for the virus slowed down
over the past year an indica-
tion that the epidemic was
From its annual survey of
pregnant mothers attending pub-
hc nant-al klnkcs, the dep t
of population of about 45 million
were HIV positive, a slight de-
crease from earlier projections.
This was largely due to gov-
ernment prevention strategies,
officials said.
Some health experts, how-
ever, say the picture is not that
clear-cut, or that optimistic.
The fact thatHIIV prevalence
the proportion of the popu-
lation estimated to be infected -
is no longer rising or is even de-
clining may merely mean that
deaths from AIDS are equal to or
outstripping new infections, re-
searchers say.
"We need to start under-
standing the epidemic differently
now," said Olive Shisana, direc-
tor of the state-funded Human
Sciences Research Council
(HSRC). Experts say authorities
need to find new ways of mea-
suring and tracking the disease.
'"The levelling off does not

hv rblemm,ansh aid.e dWa
it may mean is that infections are
continuing to rise and at the same
time more people are actually

The distribution of ARVs in
South Africa from 2004, after an

policee Commissioner Bernard Kerik at State House. (Photo,

the US$20M reformation plan
the government is footing
through a loan from the Inter-
American Development Bank.
The former Commis-
sioner is expected to work
with the Guyana Government
during the post-elections pe-
riod along with the Scottish
Police and the Britisih Govern-
ment in the reform process.

;tatemenlt of Iraq's Interior Min-
stry including the national police
servicee and borders enforcement.
Kerik is Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of the Kerik
3roup and will be anintegral part
if the planned restructuring of
he Guyana Police Force.
President Jagdeo last week
:on firmed that Kerik's firm
.vould be contracted to assist in

tended for people who are in the
general population but only for

tion approach is available."
In some countries, HIV drug
cocktails can keep patients
healthy. There are more -than 20
drugs available nowl and it -is not
always clear which combination is
best. Some drugs cause more side-
effects than others.
A team led by Dr Sharon
Riddler of the University of Pitts-
burgh School of Medicmne at the
University of Pittsburgh tested
some of the combinations to see
if patlents could skip the oldest
class of HIV medications, called
nucleoside reverse transcriptase
inhibitors, also known as NRTls
or "~nukes".
They can cause intolerable side
effects in some patients, ranging
from dlarrhoea to hepatitis.
Their test of 753 volunteers at
55 centres showed that using two
drugs in the NRTI class with a
drug called efaviwnz.L a non-nucleo-
side reverse transenplase inhibitor.
suppressed the virus In more
pieprhna na more widely used
"Now that we've completed
the trial, there should be little
doubt that patients can benefit
from. this 'nuke'-sparing treat.
ment regimen when NRTI side
effects are a problemm" Ridley
said in statement. ,

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Monday, Aug ust 1 4th, 2006

Charity Car Park: 9:00 10:00 AMa

- study

ad Nigeria.
They were not able to tell if
.e pills actually prevented in-
cion wirbth: AI..DS virus but
:sted the women's kidney and
v~er function to make sure tak-
Ig the drugs was safe. They
Iso wanted to see if the women
wouldd take the drugs consis-
"The encouraging news was
a regard to safer), aIcceptalbthty
nd risk," Ward Cates, who
helped lead the study, said in a
-lephone interview.
One worry was that the
omen would feel protected by
re drug and would fail to use
ondoms, or have sex more of-
:n But this did not happen dur-
ig the trial, Care said.
The w~omen. all recruited be.
ause they were sexs workers, or
ad sex frequently with differ-
or men, all got counselling and
ndoms at every visit.
Several wocmen goit prgnant

omen per yr-m sg est n
at the women did not always
se condoms. Cate noted,
"In general, access to
ndoms is limited in many of
lese resource-poor settings,"
.ates said.
"This approach is not in-




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to purchase on equal terms space in~
newspapers and time on radip; 7d.
television stations to ~promote thesiri
respective views during the period of.~
2) Ai m/ng (9[ equeg~itabie overall cere.j
The media accepts the need to pobvido:
over the period of campaigning. equitsole:
c;overage in all election-relatedl new~s
reports and articles. The media w;ii .:.: to
ensure that thef activities and dr:ck ied
policies of each party (proportion;ate I is
size~ an~d prornrinranco) are presented r
electorate to enable thecm to mak- !- heir.
choice at the b~allot bo)x.

3) _Use o~f official events_ for electioneenin
purposes. Should such occasions occur,2
the media -has lttLedt -any direct conuoj
over them. HowNever, when calculla';e it~s
own level of equitable balance ber~.:-en
parties, editors will take any electior!F- ng
element of these events into.accoun~t
Dealing with complaints.
11 rlhe medlio Irndlr-take~s to, i -' d:
pr~omptly iinl responsibly t cny
complaints !pr convled in respect of r i:r~ls
published or ~r-oadlcast and cont? ag-
errors of fact andc where, in its cor; on.
these are justifiedl to publish or brooast-aii
aypprpriate~ corrections.
2) In ccrtlin circu~mstancess it .may beq
appropriate to pmv-~ide the opportunity oi
reply. If a Ccorrect~ion or an opportunity tol
r-eply Is th~ougii n! necessary by the editor as1
meddia mat~na7ge-, the media agrees th~at me
placed it in anl equally prominent postiton!
to the original e~rcro.
3) All complaints received will be passsr fad .a
information andi assessment to the
GECOM Media Monitoring Unit and! :,;
Independent Me'dia Refereeing Pat;;

The Media Code of C~onduct was agreed to c 7th
January 2006 at Le Meliridlen Pegasus. George n.7
and has b~een signed asI behalf o~f thle fo'lowini; rn D;ia
Pnirrvi NFwrS. Eveli;ny NewsVc. Capital Nev..
G'P';, IV C 2. CNS; C.!. 6. RCA-TV Ch '
HB 1\? `h 9.
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-. : r- cr~.r. Stabreek~ N~ews. K~'et-:l
On:!? c: 8: a -!-rd. Mirror N~ewr Natic:; eyr
an;~71a PI'c 3 Anocia":
Sp~ace prov~idedc by Guv.c 7 Press Alssoc:a n
collabo;- lIrann with ;jhe USA/O Gi-a
Democi-ratic Consolidation a-id Co ~ct
Resolution? fG DCCR) Projec~t

offer an accurate and valid picture of
the constituent groups, organizations
and parties contesting the elections
and of the society in general;
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;
refrain from wearing any political party
paraphernalia when reporting on the
election campaign;

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
integrity- -
The Media in its coverage and reporting of the
elections during-the ~period of campaigning
1) to refrairlf from the publishing or



broadcasting of any matter with the
pte ft;i`foir~promotn mr inciting rca

public disorder,'posing or becoming a
threat to the security of the nation.
2) Where normal democratic editorial
principles demand the reporting of such
a. the accura yand authenticity of the
report must be confirmed by at least
two independentsources;
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
sensation a' purposes is
3) to refrain fro~m ridiculing, stigmatising or
demonising people on any grounds
including gender, race, class,-ethnicity,
language, religion, age, plaice gforigirr,
sme Ial oientation and physical or

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
acepts that it must share .responsibility for the
consequences of failure to introduce and exercise
proper control methods in 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 socilai responsibility to the
society which it serve, will, at all times,
endeavourto: .
1) provide a truthful. comprehensive.
accurate, balanced and fair account of
events in a context which gives them
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 toleranceimd
respect for human dignity;

6) refrain from taking any individual
cadnud a pt iso a political party

SFairness and Balance. The Media, in accepting
Sthe pnnhciple 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.
3r No balance exists in a series of political
interviews if any party is favou red in h~e
degree of probing questioning. Giving
an "easy ride" selectively is unfair
Accuralcy and tho~rouhess The Media
Acknowledges that these two main
characteristics, accuracy and balance, seek to
distinguiish good journalism from bad, and
Sjournagism from propaganda. From this
perspective, we accept that:


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

2) Good journalism involves positive ne~ws
gathering, not just waiting for it to amv~e
in the "In" tray. To that end the m~dla
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. listene~rs
and viewers with the fuill range: of vojtlng
options open to them;.
2) News and comment m ;-.i; tl C!In
identified to avoid 2co
readers, viewers and I:,enn .I
Equitable share of electio~ncoverage'.
Ij Equal ;7 :s : u .n ~

I acknow 1i!edaj(e their obhac!tionr! : I amv dle
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Guyana Telecommunication Corp.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Hand-in-H-and Mutual Life Insurance
Diocese of Guyana
Woodlands Ltd. (Hospital)
East Demerara Water Conservancy
Ministry of Public Works, Comm., Reg. Dev.
Crabwood Creek Moleson NDC
Guyana National Co-operative Bank
Hague/Blackenburg N.D.C.
Gafsons Ind. Ltd.
Dr. Walter Ramsahoye
Guyana Forestry Commission
Statistical Bureau
Elections Commission
Clefrin Lester Broomes
Camex Limited
Guysons Engineering Limited
Ivor Bunbury
P ri ntrite
Amazon Tractor & Equipment Co.
Norma Danilels
M.P. Insurance Brokers & Consult.
J. Ronald Gajraj
North American Fire & Gen. Ins.
Nolaln E. Welch
Moharhed's Enterprise
Mc Dd'om's & Company
Charles, John & Vivian Quail
Stop N Wash Laundromat
Maraj Travel agency
Paul Andrew Carto
Hari Narayieri Ramkarran
Chetram. Ramkellawan
Leon Rutherford
Crown Mining Supplies
Parasnauth Ramroop & Sons
Ministry of Culture Youth & Sports



Christendeo Deo
Chris Auto Spares
Pastry King
lan Wilson
Mekdeci Machinery & Construction
K.A. Juman-Yassin
Guyana Bar Association
Herman Permaul
Coverden Fisheries
Boston Shipping Enterprises Inc.
Regent Guest House
Joshua Pillay
Doodnat Mahadeo
Uni Windows
-Blue Diamond Inc.
Operation Cresent Moon Outreach
Alfred Sparman
Educate (Guyana) Inc.
CM. Llewellyn John
Steve's Service Station
Value Eye Wear Optical
Jerry Bacchus .
Nisa Surujbally
Monham Electronics
Herman Ramnauth Bholaisingh
Neilnarine Sukhram
Floral Creations & Handicraft
Hector Rodney
George H.R. Jackman
Rainbow Taxi Service
Chandrowtie Jadonandan
Central Spot
D3~avid: MootoolJagdeo Mootoo
Codnrad Wrights
Agnes & Joseph- Alladin
Gregory Dubissette
Rajesh Kumar


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 13, 2006

Srtatch o

TODAY'S FORECAST:Cloudy spells with showers
and possible isolated thunderstorms are expected
over Guyana.
WAVES:High reaching about 2.2 m in open
WINDS:North-easterly to South-easterly at 1 to 7
mps,gusting at times over some areas.
HIGH TIDE: 06:47h at (3.10m) and 18:52h at (3.09m)
LOW TIDE: 12:42h at (0.42m) and 00:28h at (0.53m)
SUNSET: 18:08h NIL
MAXIMUM TE MPER ATURE: 32.0 33.5 over
coastal areas & 32.5 -34.0C over inland and
interior locations.
liota arel 8& 20.0 -23.4C= over near inland and
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

Ched tCrprtinhddx Jagan International

The mainagemen~t of the Chedldi Jagan Intenrnational Airport Corporation
w ishes to notify the general public that effective e immediately all passengers

traveling onr flights bound for the United States of America WILL NOT BE


This inc-ludes:


*Suntan Lotions



-And other items of Similar Consistency.

Such Items Mady Be Transported In Checked Baggage Only

Passengers areask~ed to con~tac~ttheir AirlIines or ~ravel ,gents if they, require,

clarific~ation on permissible items.

Please note tha t it is necessa ry for th7e Cheddi Jagan International Airport to
comply~ with7 this Security Directive which wias issued by! the United States
Department of Homeland Security via the Transportation Security


Cheddi Jaganl Intternational A~irpl'ort(~ Corportdion
G~ovomei~n: E ach~ can be Eviewe at Iap iawasg no my~?

USAID Guyana HIVIAIDS Reduction and Prevecntion (GHARP) Pr~oject

44 High Street. Kingston. Greorgetown. Gjl:uyaa. South Amecrica
9b Tel: 592-231-63:11 F~ax: 592-231-6349

US AID Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention
(GHARP) Pro ject (A Joint Government of Guyana U.S
GOVernment Pro ject) inVites applications from suitably
qualified persons to fi il the position of :

J Receptionist

Operation of switchboard and provision of an efficient receptionist
service within USAID/GHARP office.


Three (3) subjects CXC, one must be English Language plus minimum
of two (2) years relevant experience as a receptionist. Knowledge
of word processing and spreadsheet application

Applications must include the name, address and contact number of at
least two (2) referees, one (1) from a community member and or
former employers as to fitness for the position.

Please send applications to the PROGRAM ASSISTANT, USAlb
GHARP Project, 3rd FlGor, 44 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown, no
later than August 25, 2006 at 16:30 brs.

Jo b descriptions can be uplifted at the above address.



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.we/v SP.. ,, Internatiionalf. Mnacgement Sciences for Healith and Thi Criibbeen Conferencer of ChUrcheS. '*J ,,p

For Sunday, August 13, 20036 05:30h
For Monday, August 14, 2006 08:30h
For TueSday, August 15, 2006 09:00h

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

05 () h The Mystery of the

05:30 h Newtown Gospel
06:00 h NCN 6 O' Clock
News Magazine (R/B)

0:0 h Bo C Nf iscoy
07:30 h -Feature
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h1 The F'act
09:00 h Anmol Geet
10:00 h Close Up Conflict
10:30 h Feature
11:0 h Homestretch
11:30 h Weekly Digest
12:00 h Press Conference
with Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h One on One
I 3:30 h Three Corners -
14:00 h Clairan's In Style
14:30 h -Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Grow with IPED
16:00 h Cricket show with
Anthony Khemraj Live
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine -Live
18:45 h Stanford 20/20 Final
t at0hmnefianitum V/2 Hour
22:30 h Movie

Channel 13

09:00 h Hope for ~Today
10:00 h Revival Crusaders
10:30 h Children Gospel
14:00 h Charlotte Street
Wesleyan Church
14:30 h Methodist Church in
15:00 h TBN
15:30 h Faith & Truth

18:000hh Go he Accidental
Witness (Movic)
20:00 h Movie


05:00 h Sign on
05: 10 h Meditation
05:30 h Quran This Morning
0:4 h -Annandale Kali Devi

06:00 h R. Gossai General
Store presents Krishna Bhajans
06:15 h -- Jettoo's Lumber Yard
presents Krishna Bhajans
06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop's F~urniture
Store Presents Religious
07:30 h Kennav H-dl Ltd
presents Krishna Bhajans
07:45 h Kanhat Guyana
Electrical Agency Presents
Krishna Bhajans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma
(Musical Notes) A Live Call in
09:35 h DVD Movie -
12:00 h Death
Announcemlentiss/n Mmoria l

13:00 h DVD Movie: Kab?
Kyoon? Aur Kahan:
16:00 h Gurukula Sandesh
16:30 h Teaching of slam
17:00 h IPA Presents...Shiv


02:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with GNA
03:00 h Movie

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2kg parboiled rice $19g00, ~5 x
4 kg parboiled. rice $19010
ka arboiled rice (handle bag -
900, 422kg parrboleed r ee $3

MRS. SINGH'S Massage

Hv ilbae by H pmeint~mer ce
also work at my home. Tel.
220-4842, 615-6665 -
STRESSED out? Over
worked? Try Massage
Therapy. It releases muscular
and mental tension. Certified
Massage Therapist Ulelli
Verbeke. 615-8747.
ARE your sleeping well?
Suffering from lower and upper
back pain, stiffness in the neck and
shoulder. Then try a massage from
a certified therapist for results. Call
Tel. # 617-8480.

COULD Mr, Brian La Rose
please make contact with
Ministry of Housing or Mrs. La
Rose in connection with Land
Title, Lot 779 Kaneville Park '
Grove. EBD

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI. PO Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana,
28 YRS femiale seeks pen
pals. Hobbies' Reading. wnitingl.
swimming, cooking. etc. W~ri~e
to Priya Deodat. Morashee.
High91 Level. EBE. clo Pankla Post
Interested persons by
telephones foi friendship of

Lt61 507 vrya.070 o
-1 00 h `
DodoR 40-100~ <:nl iS. looing

fe-or s renpl atndhp inandshep

JunlorSrior!~Senir ngl Dating

FORTY years old East
Indian male whRo describes
himself as honest, decent, non-
alcoholic and non-smoker seeks
pen friends between the ages of
20 and 50 years worldwide for
ueaissalog wpioh r ce tF f
pose photograph required. Write
to Lall, P.O. Box 101778.
Georgetown. Guyana. Only
responses with photos w II be

Yoga Hindi Clasases.
Tabeej planet Protection,
Other areas of spirituality -
G dance and ProteCto aca

Buddy 225-0677.

. rn n~
SPIRITUAL Healing Lord
Shiva International Gifted
spiritual leader help to unite
lovers, etc. Help diabetes, heart
problem, etc. Call 333-3611.
SPIRITUAL Healing Lord
Shliva International Interfaith .
Trans-healing Gifted spiritual
Healer. Love problems,
dem~onic possession .etc. Helps
cure arth-rites. diabetes
pressure s in pro ll, et.Tl

FEMALES & males to work
at car wash. Tel. 231-1786, 621-
VACANCY exists for
Cosmetolo ist. Call 225-

ONE experienced
sanm ress,Ror at wages lan
Merriman's Mail, Bourda.
ONE Retired Teacher to
work in Private School at V-
Hoop. Kindly call 618-8295 for
1 ACCOUNTS Clerk. Send
written application to:
Technical Service Inc. 18 23
Industrial Site, Eccles, EBD.
MEDICAL Technolo ist/
Lab Tech. to work in Me ical
Center. Tel. 646-3226. Email:
boy. Apply Sanjay Variety Store,
9 Amenica & Longden Streets,
Georgetown. Tel. # 226-6137.
2 Drivers. Licensed to drive
motor bus. Must have secondary
education, from around
Georgetown. 35 Delphi Street,
Prashad Nagar.
SEWING machine
operators. Apply at Kent
Garment Factory Ltd. Lot D
Lama Avenue Bel Air Park. Tel.
# 225-4492 or 225-9404.
1 AUTO Salesman. Must
have a valid Dniver's Licence
and high level of
aggressiveness for the iob.
Contact 225-0995 or 628-0 96.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of M~aths and
English. 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
witn written application to Lens.
Sheriff & Fourth Streets. C'ivine
VACANCIES exist for
security guards Mlust be willing
to work day or night shifts Apply
arppication to Miay 5 Shopp-i;g
Centre. 98 Regent S'tr-e;:

ONE Handyman;Ga3:er lrde
needed to work fuhl-tinilC MuLst
have knowledge of caring anid

person to M~ay's Ei ...:
Centre. 98 Regent iiH.

Geo A Y exists for tr'ained
and experienced Teachers in
Seondar dartmennt asrMo
Repos, Enterpnise. Grove and
Pouderoyen. Call 220-2366,
629-5300. 265-3996.
betweenl the ages of 40 andJ 55
years. Attractive salary and other
enft.Preferably person
living on the EBD. A ply
Fin shii, OEB nb t n the
hours of pm and 4 pm
SECURITY Guards must
be able-bodied: 1 Handyman;
Office Assistant must have
motorcycle, Bag bay
Attendants. Apply In person with
aepcocjat nations and Polic2
Ele r nce.STo The M~anaager.
Street, Georgetown.
Quliiatos o CXLCCCM ts &

gcnipue ni nrte. E pueriencbe
Minimum 2 years in a similar
position. Preferably person
Fr ndshionOx EeB7DLimitAd ly0
Friendship, E D.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowled e of NIS
and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 25 and 3(:
knowled e of Maths and
En lish. Apply in person with
wri ten application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets.
Campbellville. Gitown.

BUIDLING Contlacto -
mason, carpentry, painting.
plumnbin~ iling. Prompt
reason le and reliable
services. Free estimates. Call

Salon, 291 Church Street. We
specialise in relaxing, cuts, hair
colour, jerry curli~ng pedicures,
manicures, etc. Tl 23-7754.
INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
pacage beginning September 4,
2006b evening classes beginning
August 8. 2006. Courses in Air
Brs ing Acr lc nalH. Barbe nng
classes. Tel. 226-2124 or visit at
211 New Market Street, North
Cummlings urg

WORK from home for
Um.,$$$ weekly. Information
5enid stamlped envelope to
Nicola Archer. P.0 Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly For Info~rmation send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Randoloh Wiliiams.
PO B~ox 1. 4 Geor etown
SiCONTROL your income
n elotipeS f or USS550 or
;1: stamipedl self-addroessci
1)'n31 llop to athemel!
r island: PO Box 1T- 1'
I~ecrgc;: i ow Uyana

Cr.!UiER Re u:sKja s~ B
Computer` R airs &Sales
SCerntre @ 217- 361. 618-8283
H;?me 8z Of ce Servihees
aVariablie. 24 hrs

27DOLLY S AutoARental -
Pr2 s 3idssessar Nean uer
Geoigetown. Phone `- 225-
7126. 226-3693. Email:

Gro-E VDENL aSunlenhtm Pa
Creen Street, Newburg. Tei #
2?? 0087. 227-7291

FOR all type's of
i;'r ring at affordable price
y rnaron G 4-3508wn

i ~ ~SANlKAR of Courbane Pk.
ndlaler offers Elementary,
iiin me:idiate & Advancre
Derr~-a- eini; Courses. Call "%0-
95:32 : ri .8pml.
J EAN <-ifers co;:rses i1
lc ot o o dance
De 0 -. =

: i iJ Bedroom

ONE Caterpillar 966 Front
End Loader, one Caterpillar 215
excavator, two Caterpillar 236
Skid Steer Loaders, two 12.
wheeler twin steer Leyland DAF

LEARN to do tips and hair
brush in 3 weeks. Call 644-3555.
Study Club (Regions1-10) evergreen.
TEL. 226-463 627-9285,
PHONICS -have you
noticed your child can't read or
write? Then call 231-7578. 223-
0914. 615-4246. for more
PRIVATE Tutoring Service.
All subject areas including
phonics. Call 231-7578. 615-
4246, 223-0914-
Language Courses for children
83 13 yrs ). CXC Students (th
5th Formers) and Adults. Tel.
ENROL at Samaroo's
Institute for CSEC and Pre-CSEC
Classes. Maths. English. POA.
POB, OA, SS and Ph sics. Mraraj
Buildin Charlotte King Sts.
Tel. 22 -1971
EARN a Certlifcate. Dlplomla
or Degree. In any palt of the world
from home THROUGH
Information, call CFI Global
Edulcation, Link #261-5079
ENROL now for City &
Guilds Pitmnann qualifications -
English. Reading. Waiting
Te -.- cel..1 Shlorlthand. Officei
Procedures andJ Compiuter
Lessons. Pasisonal attention.
Camplbei llla ll e real
Schoo;. Tel. 2=1;-0708.
ACADEMY estab!:shed &
ieco~ln'sed' i ivate schol ~
Nurtsery to Sec-onditfi Tank

XENON A*.7 I'Fi'-'y

MONA a! E:jt Thona

Reg istrat on In BOrgrus alt
Geor tonwn. Re !sC ion~ begins

clebr ate w hn us thi aSd~elpen

registering for full-time classes
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(up to 20%1: discounts;. Nursery
through Primnary to Secondary
faculties in over 15 subject areas-
2D2 Atean *c 8ades 5s ntC a~s3
& 626-2080.
IBC is currently re steering
lsIsds: /1) Flltimec Soljrwda
01ein Ctas~s s fr Adults an
CXC Repeaters: (3) Association
of Business Execu ives(!ABE) and
(4) Certificate Computer Coulrses.
Tl .to ay for7 021 n~f rma NonD

2Suc~e~s~s7is o~ur g~r ad s
r~e leri! students foAF l-ln s
lessons for secondary school
pupils Evening classes for
Adults, Foun~dat.;n Classes for
early school leavers, CXC
r'Se~ate andecomputerecour es
Em llsh A & B. all Science. Arts
anBlsusiness subjects CONTACT
STREETS OR 227-7627, 227-
3768 & 647-9434-



Cosmetologists 2 Stations
available for rent at Celebrity
Reflection Beauty Salon. Call
231-0144, 225-12 0 Orlando.

GRANDMA Bitters help to
Overcome arthritis, diabetes,
etc. Call 333-3611
SCARPOTIC Itch ulcer
pain. cholesterol pressure.
gall stone. nipgotentcy.. colds.
220-7342, 608-1309.

MEMBERSHIP or exchange
novels, story books, magazines.
educatlonal & Informnative
Jullette's Book Librar~y, 1413 West
Ruimlveldl (by GILHUYS
Square). Tel 223-8237 or 64O-
6098.' n m 3 pm: Mon Fr.
83 nil p-5m Sat &9 Sun l

PRU.DENTIAl. School~ of

E'NRIOL at Genes.r;- Drivail c

Dri (RO low i. :;~in
btreat Stabrthe ao aol: ls

driv K' Creatii- qM aters~n
need secuity and comfort to
learn Studen s must know w~ho
they! deal with. Drlvinlg is serious
business, not a fly by night R.K's
Institute of Motoring, 125
Regent Road, Bourda.

Dny ngK in('eat99. MSatsuetsn
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must kanow
who they deal with. Driving is
serious business, not a fly by
night business. R.K s Inst tute
Roahiotorinrd. 125. Regent

C napinSo ted Fis Rr rk ci

su ags. Flr tnp a kcolouT d
592-229-0418. Fax. 592-225-

Cathlli Ketchup 750 mi. Catelli
Kete~tup 300 mi. Catelli
Mustard 24 x 8 oz, Catelli
Mustard 12 x 16 oz, Cateli
Mayonnai~ 241x28xo37 Catelli
Catelli Ma onnaise 12 x 16(5
mi, Catelli macaronii 30 x 400
g, Catelll S aghetti 30 x 400
g, Catelli Twist 20 x 300 g.
Calelli Elbow 20 x 300 g
Catelli shell 20 x 250 Cateli
Lasa na 15 x 400(r. Tel. 592-
225-6418. Fax: 592-'225-9J872.

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

sale. Call 623-4686, 223-
to work. invest and earn $25
000 per month. For info, call
276-1195, 618-0701-
SERVIC & repairs to all
models gas stoves and ovens.
both in ustrial and domestic.
Contact Lawrence 627-0720'
for appliance repairs -
wtashers d yers,ernicreowav~ea
622-4521/21p8-0 50.
SCHOOL car available.
t~o nd frdem shol es etspoAt a
reasonable cost too. Cal 225-
3138, 647-3197.
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call: Ryan #
NEED to build or renovate
your home or office. carpentry.
masonry. electrical plumbing.
etc. Then contact Lawrence -
627-0720. 646-7400.
FOR all your construction.
repairs renovations. as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbina
and painting, contact Mohameti
on 223-9710/614-6634.
FOR low cost air
conditioner, refri erator
microwave. freezer, drnni cooip
repairs and servicing electrical
and solar panel Installation
Call 225-482L2. 624-00041. 231-

FOR effi!nt service; any ~
repailrs wvashing machines. ga~s
rtc Telep hion 2 .nI .so
5568H. Frpezezonie EnterprisP:'
; ~A' Shlell Road. K ity

VOrk or Student

Ha~ndlingt of V'isa
Related Mrafttrs For

Fr~ench G;uinnat & Eroe

\VC prepare & euantinc
At'tcidavits of Support.
Riogniphics. Oulnitl &
Rel~giar ApplilcMtioll
1 -fitlFS, Inc 881118 Of f~

;trppointinent, etc.



bintnrijrant \1158
181 Charlotte c&
K'ing Sts.
Mfaraj Bulilding,

'Ti0l#: 231-5442/22fr

~`ti'nx# ?25-20(>g


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UPPER top flat. (back
house), 2-bedroom house with

Iul gri ,bdprt yahrdd at 47
D' rban Street, Wortmanville,
GIT. Working couple preferred.
Serious enquiries. Rental- $35
000. Call 225-1080. 622-3241
between 9 am and 7 pm.
CHECK out Sunflower
Hotel & Fast Food Cool and
Comfortable. AC/TV, fan
rooms, daily stay, monthly stay,
hours stay, short time stay
Opening time 24 hours daily
Prices to suit your pocket. 22
Cummings Street & South
Road. Call 225-3817 or 223-
5591, 619-5505.

PARK $7M. 642-3026.
KITTY, G/town $8.5M
neg. No Agents. Tel. 618-3526.
KITTY, QueenstowYn,
7G~uhoc Park at GME. 618-
___3, 28-1014.

concrete house 50E Sheriff
Stet EP ne 2-59
Bent St., Werrk-en- ust. Tel. #
226-5014 or 732-583-413.
HOUSE in Meadow Brook
G1rdensl8$1458M3 G.M.E..-218-
1014. ~ 6873.
1 HOUSE Ict with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price negotiable
WE have the best above
10 million. 50%6 deduction.
Phone 225-2709. 225-5198.
ORMELA. 277-01SS, 626-

SctA7NAL3 NeOo r hNourt
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroomn
poety fori 1 11.n Am lia s
negotiable. Call. 223-4938.

pro 2 STORL bedroonT,n Ire
yard Two houses from Texaco
on High 1revet.2 p-a9p y t

sell~rent? DeFr~eitas Aesociates.
Realtors, Valulators Tai 225-
0502'. 609-"302.
HOUSE in Pankla. for sale
or rent. Call Success Realty-
223-6524, 628-0747.
D'URBAN St.. Lodge 2-
storey conlcrete 4 2-be omn
ft0 id rson's 22-S39
edersonl@guyana net gy
OVERSEAS/Local owners
of3 bt&17Ctsservi se have
your bills. Ederson s n26-
reUdRGENTL omneerede
bulildiast buv:rent-
~elorgetowln'oother areas
Ederson's -226-5496
t'ulilding~ located in Triumph
k 11 iic s on lrqg- 3 tto
sod~ Cani 2L0 6580

ON po ng bus nes

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23 i

$22 000, $32 000, $45 000, $50
Ooo 4U5RONHREDO S6 00101 $0
S$16 000. Call 231-6236
KITTY -$32 000, C/ville -
$50 000, Eccles; EXECUTIVE
POLOACBES -repuab icPark U8S001
US$1000, Lamaha Gardens,
Prashad Na ar, Bel Air Gardens;
Haven, Happy Acres, Courida
Park, Bel Air Gardens; OFFICE
BUILDING Main Street, Middle
Street, HIGH STREET. Others.
Mentore/Sin h Realty 225-
1017, 623-6136.
fu nAh~ed 4-b~ed~r000. Ha~s Sr
STREET: 2-bedroom.
tIlnfurnished top flat $70 000
and a whole 3-bedroom
building, unfurnished $100
000 PLUS many great homes in
Prashad Na ar, University
Gardens, and Eel Air Park with

US5r00 7nd lt o a over
with Style."
bedroom, unfurnished top flat,
with AC $70 000, and a 3-
bedroom, 2-storey building,
unfurnished. available for office
use only $100 000. BEL AIR
PArRK:vry n cheedrge -hbedr dm

'P:2 bsedro~o 2h0 e,SfurCshON
Sr u~nfur~nishedT REnETnegotia lep
apartments, fully furnished, 2-
bedroom -$55 ~000 and the 3-
bedroom $70 000 and lots
more all over. Call 226-7128,
615-6124. ABSOLUTne EALTY
-for "Homnes with ty e. _
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
TO LET. Regent St. US$2 500,
Sheriff St. -$80 000 US$2
000, Avenue of Republic -US$
C00m, rickdSm USS3 0
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.. Kinso n00USB 10Ar0, Cramp
US$3 500 US$5,000, Bel Air
Sprlrnq U0S70C, Lam ha Gdn
000, and more hoump to let. Call
Future Homes Realty.
ONE three-bedroom fur. flat
in r-sie tia sr o1 eS 30

snevten-bedroom hosem Tucvile

on doube ltot, eCouid Pk. 0

US$500; one five-bedroom fur.
house in residential area -
USS900; one three-bedroom
executive house Bel Air Pk. -
US$1 500: one: four-bedroon'
50 ne Isre-nbdedroom hou e
fur Republic Pk. US$1 500
neg. B siness plce0 fr ren al
suitable for Barber Shop. etc -
OuidinOO uit ble fore roffcsom
residence. Lamaha Gar-dens -
US$3 000: one pristine flat,
suitable for executive type
office. Kingston $160.000; one
three-bedroom semi-fur. top flat,
Queenstown $75 000. Wills
Realty 227-2612, 627-8314.
"Have Faith in Christ, today
227-1988, 623-64131, 270-400
E m a
i owan"a i reralIt yya ho c 2om I
oficei~t:residenem;, US$L' 500!
Bei iAir Park U!S$1 500. Kitty

Stp In $45: 000~ USSO0 (

F USS00 -F D Crico

N Si l UST 2td

NEW 2-bedroom, self-
contained apartment. Tiled
bath, etc. Bel Air Park. 226-2675.
1-BEDROOM apt. -fully
furnished for overseas or out of
town visitors in Kitty. Call # 227-
.TWO-BEDROOM a artment
with telephone in Kitty for
working couples or students. Tel.
# 226-7331.
Forei n offices Brickdam, High
St., Xin ston, Queenstown,
Sh rff Street, Camp Street
Sh des & Sha es 42-8725
Section K, South Ruimveldt, Bel
Air Park, Queenstown, Prashad
Nagar, Blez./Gdns, Lamaha
Gdns. US$700. Shades &
Shapes 642-8725' _
BEL Air Springts, Bel Air
Gardens, Suryanville,
GuySuCo Gdns, University
Gdns., Courida Park. Atlantic

NAD ak esille Alni ds, Ol

US$500. Shades & Shapes -

FULLY furnished apt. and
house for overseasntuest on short

Samdes & Sh s 42 2.
itsb Sect n) K' C vill aBdott~o
Success Realty 223-6524.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat
in Austin Street, C/ville. (Couple
~re3ferrd) Call 225-6217, cell
COURIDA Park: furnished 1-
bedroom $40 000; Bel Air
Gardens, 4-bedroom executive
house US$1 500; Nandy Park,
furnished 3-bedroom U $600.
-$100.000; SECTION 'K', Cl
VILLE, fully furnished house -
US$1 300, (or) top apartment -
US$700. bottom apartment -
STT600; fu~rni hed apartment,
PROSPECT $45 000. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
TOP flat in prime
commrniA are I R pES ret
so Aili e S l n. sO26C E s aea

ulnfurnihshed apaor ebnt droo n
Queenstown residential, from
US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-42'25.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3 bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent
Suitable for overseas visitors on
sh r~t/2tem8b~asis. Tel. # 226-

3768 MEADOWV Brook $80
UOO, So t~h0Rut3veldt $50 000,
above $60 00aC Phnen n 5
2709. 225-5198. 225-0989
A FURNISHED two-bedroom
concrete house situated at
Lamnaha Park. Parking space, big
yard space, light. water. phlonle.
Price $60 000 neg. Call 223-
2919 or 629-6059.
ONE new one-bedroom
apartment in Georgetown with
inside toilet. Death, wash since.
kitchen. and dining room~ for
single female or UG student, tc ~
$30 000) per- mo~nth. 621-4928 7
TO3 let or- pur-chase One ~
w~oodien and concrete bulid~ing l
withi two be(Tdrooms sijatedC' ;I
100R Pan;ka Puiblnc R~oad Half a
mnile fr-om junction. Recently
bul Conltact V:~icto To~, i~
2-9FD7ROOM ii

uni hed I my

furnished three-bedroom top flat
with parking. Tel. 225-0545.
1 2-ROOM upper apartment,
furnished, 45 Austin St. ($65
000). Cam bellville. Tel. 612-
7112 or 609-8107.
bedroom unfurnished top flat,
hot & cold. AC, phone $40
000. Tel. 226-1192, 623-7742.
FURNISHED a artment for
overseas guest at pGarnett St ,
C/ville, G/t wn. Contact Ms. Dee
on 223-1061 or 612-2677
TWO-Bedroom bottom flat
located at Camp St., behind
Avon. Contact 645-3910, 225-
3899. Price $30 000. \
contained a artments available.
Best suited for sin le person/
couple. Call 226-0210 from 9 am
to 6 pm, i
EXECUTIVE houses by ite

Enure g pl cal .2-7 Cl
unfurnished apartments
furnished and unfurnished
office, Ibond and office space.
Furnished apt. AC, parking.
FURNISHED two-bedroom

a rsoideaUS 500ouepr ies na
S$25 per day. Call 227-3546,
60-EW9. concrete building 2.
bedroom upper flat B/V, ECD -
$25 000 monthly, working
perso0n~s only. Contact Mrs. Grant
2-BEDROOM house, fully
grilled -30 x 10 garage. Fenced
yard. Section A, Diamond, EBD
S$35 000 negotiable. 616-1598-
61l 0~43.
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
GOOD iarge Princes, Russell
& Camp Sts. Corner bottom
fa u tble fo any bin ss
Call 226-3Y49
FOR overseas visitors, 2-
bedroom flat, fully furnished, air-

Availaled anlso. Tl

OUENETW tw-bdoombotom X
falatl hose fullyl furnshed weih

cable TV, phone, ownl drive way.
Situated at Nandy Park. Call
UG AREA, fully furnished
andsecuredwixecu ie conro
q ,,,,o~ Tel. 642-0636.
1 2-BEDROOM house
bottom fat 1 ppefi r HeG an10n
Contact Seeta 288 M~iiddle St.,
South Cummingsburg. Phone
ONE 2-bedroom house
situate at Cornelia Ida,. WCD.
with inside toilet and bath $12
000 mothly Contact Samrantha
6 6a~m 5 pm) on tel. # 226-
9- -
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water',
in gated community Weekly or
ronolthl1y rntal2 019: t Ganesh
1 BEDROOMn apt
furnlil hoc: or unfulrns!! d, liq[1t~ t

yu ofi l 1!. 233-2 15
EXECUTIVE houses by
Un l~~o.el area A`~itlanlle

LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket Ground,
com nst go an areaIo 2.20 627f
an ~nglh acre. Cal 22-65
Future Homes Realty 227-
4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Land for sale New Providence,
land 198 x 100, 19 800 sq. ft.
com lound. TEL. 226-8148, 625-

Future Homes Realty 227-
4040, 628-0796, 61 -3866.
Happy Acres, ECD, front lands -
6 houses $35M neg. and many
more lands for sale call.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale, near the public road.
Prime location, 2 miles from V/
Hoop 'Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670
or 254-0397-

FURNISHED flat to let.
Overseas visitors. Tel. 226-
FOR overseas visitors
a t. to rent in Kitty. Call
2 6-1640.
PHONE: 227-0928.

000.B2E2L3A467 R8A 2- S2 U
ONE 2-bedroom toK flat
at "h22kO Th nmas St., itty.
wi : --- -
7 9 Atlantic G dns Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty..... _~~ ~ ~~~__~
ON -BEDROOM co ae: in
Central Georgetown. 226- 968.

flat OpNrtmnot lcdarte n om t
Street. Tel. 225-0881.
NEWTOWN, Kitty. One semi-
furnished 3-bedroom house
upper flat. 662-0216

furnse an ununse
1, 3-bedroom apts. 233

U$50U Sih A pone- Tn

ued to 12-22. 21d 26

1-BEDROOM apartment
COUPLE in Kitty. Call 616-
ONE 3-bedroom top flat
to rent 390 Republic Park
4 3~~5 5N~ursery School).
TWO-BEDROOM lower flat
gri led self-ceant ined eta~r id
224 .
2-BEDROOM bottom flat -
$25 000. Location 88 Middle
6R~oad. La Penitence. Tel. 225-
61 4
EXECUTIVE office situated on
United Nations Place Stabroek, with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-7380.
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a dailyinightly basis
from $4 000 daily: Call 227-
fa 2AbPARTM\IENT to rent LBp ~
bedroom 32 North. Vryheld s
Lust. ECD.
unfiffniShed executive hon s
around j:. Call
Rochelle- *I~. limeim.
SAL.ON/Ba;rbe!3shop with~ two
chairs. mirriors curpboards, ind
;roia Conltacr.t #s 225-6430j'i 264

Mel~l :
r com:I

': ~ ~ o i 3

20 MALES and females to
wn kot er Ese3 Cst ocat nnsa
(Former employees can re
apply). Contact The Security
Administrator, University of
Guyana, Turkeyen, Ca Rpus or
RK'ds Becurity, 125 Rgent
instant employment for
Ancillary staff. Needed five (5)
experienced security guards
and maintenance ot scers,
electrical, carpentry, masonry
and plumbing skills will be an
asset. URG NTLY, TWO (2)
CERTIFICATE). Apply in person
-22 Atlantic Gardens, East
Coast Demerara. 220-8265,
220-9303 & 626-2080.

ol any eit o

3-5 years experience wth
one recommendation

One Matured andResosbe


Apply in person- at


225 Camp &
New Market Sts
between 3-5pm


8 RICE land Parika,
Ruby Backdam. Contact.
6D~ananinram Singh. 642-5351,
Future Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796,61-
3866. Peter's Hall, land 47 x
296 $43M.
Future Homes Reallty
Ai-440 62-76-

$24M $30M e.
Future Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. Laend tShrif & Wliamd -
StsM -$42M ne
Future Homes Realty ~

36 L~and at 9d6,Str g elet

Kitty for res. $23M neg.
PRIME commercial land

C alt te Strleet,t Bo rd '
Contact owner 226-0683
ly timee.
Future Homes Realt); -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611
3866. Grove H/Scheme, land .
100' x 45' $1 million
Future Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796,61
3866. Sheriff St. 115' x 65.
land -S45 million neg.
Future Homes Rea~lty-
227-4040, 628-0796.61-
3866. Land at Felicity 9,000
sq. ft, each $11M
Future Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796,61-
3866. Parade St., Kingston
back lot driveway $35M ~
Future Homes Realty -
227-4040. 628-0796. 011
3866. Carnp St Quamina St .
land 1 50 x 90; $75~ neg
Future Homes Realty


G a-rdens 89 ft by 152i !I:;0

oy 75 ft. opp;os~eit R.
Mattr-ess. tlan~tic Ga;rdenis Call
225-6556 or 614-1055


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I_~n~~l~C 1

BODY parts AT 170. AT
150, AE 91, FB 13, FB 12, ET
P76, 7S1V 2T, rS8e2n iEPs82,
transmission, door fender.
windscreens. Contact Eddie's
Auto Spares 227-2835.
1 2 000 WATTS
trnsfr e~r,di0 2a40v tao 1

floppy disc, complete with
charger $20 000, 1 16-feet
aluminium ladder in 2 8-feet
10l new n li atm mae ladd5

Makit eajctrc chain0aw 10v
Bl$26k000De1 coesscut saw,01010v
lar e drill press Milwakee Delta,

bech 2y e drill$1r~e5s 0010v
English $60 000, 1 side and
edge sander, 110v 240v on
stand $30 0001 1 inDustra

vcouumodleaner with lrqetrduusk
hy raulic dump purnp $40
000, 200 new tyre liners for truck
size 20 $1 0100 each, 1 large
fire proof, 1 small iron so e,
need fixing, both $105 000,
1 bench grinder lar e 110v

Oduck ar et past~esealedall$
000 per bucket. Owner
migrating 621-4928.

TEL 455-2303
1 AE 100 Corolla FP.
AC. mags, deck. 225-9676
TUNDR A. F" 150 TE L.
623-5534. 227-3717
excellent condition. Tel.
CONTACT #C 623-0957.
'1 RZ minibus good
~,;r~4,","","~l,,nTe .

1 ET 176 Wagon.
reasonable condition. Tel.
254-0413, 647-5011

$1.7M NEG. TEL.599 # -642-

Contact Ryan 629-70 10.
ONE Bedford TL 500
10-ton dump truck, GFF
4370. Call 626-1315.
3600 HONDA $700 000. #
246 Caterpillar Skid,
steer e~xc~e le47t 2c~o27d6510

tr1 580CeH mac, 1 li 399
spars Cal6690
ONE Nissan Sunny B 12,
PFF 6791 $450 000 neg. Tel.
# 264-2059.
1 DODGE Dakota Sport
Extra Cab Pick-up, 20 000 km.
Tel -222-5741- Sally.

USHA 616-9378.
ONE (1) Four-Runner,
immaculate condition. PHH
series. Call 220-0903. 640-
1 JEEP Wran ler excellent
condition for sa e. 1 Jeep
Wrangler shell: Tel. 625-

ONE ET 176 Toyota
Carina, stick gear wagon. Call
Jeffrey. Cell 622-8350.

IR) m nibus mnluki

ONE Toyota Sera PJJ
series, excellent condition
Contact Mark 624-1821.
ONE 2002 Hilulx Extr~a Cab
picku Fully loaded. Call 623-
7291; 226-7346.
1 HAPPY 80 QC & 1
Scooter' 125 CC. Contact
Candacy 610-4649.
1 JIALING motorcycle.
autom-atic. Excellent condition.
$125 000. Call 629-4236, 641-

- $2.8M; one three-bedroom
building on % acre land. Land
of Cantaan n$15M hone tiaerete
opnston 60 x 180 ft. -$125M.
one concrete split level two-
bedroom building ont large land,
Canal No. 2, WBD $6M; one
two-flat concrete and wooden
fiebdoomu buIdingj in e o
sawmill operation complete with
equipment on large land by
riverside with own transformer -
2612, 627-83R4.meltPr.

Aa i fvBarerk dRoad, tw -ls 5 c
Bar Street, Kitty, po ular
bT o s traet an mi n nsbtf r.
two-family front house $11.5
n g. Contact Roberts Realty
2F27-7F6 7, 2737 8e 6420T
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

Raad. Lotfr6 NadewPtak,P ED
Interested person only to ca I
Day 226-7806; evening -225-

$5QUBEENi"T Wk c$9Me

$3.5M, Eccles (new house $6M
& $3M (land -50' x 150' East
Bank (front house by Harbour
Brid e) $2.5M, Bent St.
$2.5 Waterloo St. 53.5M l
D'Urban St. $6M, South -
$7.5M & $6.5M. Cummings St
- 7.5M, Providenice (newly d
renovated 3-bed) spaciouls ard
- $6M, Herstelling 52.5M, West
Rulimveldt $2M,; Meadow Bank
2los) $4M, DiamonD~~l~od $400
"Have Faith inChr~ist. today'. 227-
19388. 623-6431, 270-4470.

Gar ers $50M. lyg / irh -
$23M. Camnpbellville 1 55M/
$30M, M~iddle St. $30M/$55M- .
Carmichael St. 8M

$15M. Kitty 17M/l$15M;S12
DaUrban Sto S18M Pr sa d

Norh Road $772M1 GergE ow
BANK Prospect (business)s -
$12M. Eccles AA/BB!CC, Nand
Park $18M. Grove 16 /
$10M, Diamond. Friendship -
Roraima Trust $12M. $60M,
Parika $120M, De Kendren --
$9M, EAST COAST Atlantic
Ga~rd nsa $34Avi2M/re28M$ 1

$ 3 C a p n ce ua $ 61
$6M/$5M. Toriup $8 MI Kiso
$18M, Mahaic (buinss 56i9,
$50M, Eorarl' CourtLB $10OM.
Pr..:.- $5M c Lus:igana S2r

Future Homes Realty 227-
4040. 628-0796, 61 -3866.
$2Mer e *5MorBs ir APArk 2M
.P 45 ; e rB r 1GSa ns $7v
Avenue of the Republic -
US$1.5M US$2.5M: Regent
St. $44M US$1.5M; South
Ruimveld! $6M $17M:
Blygezi ht Gardens $24M;
Charlot e St. 17M; Croal
Street $40M; Broad Street -
$44M; Thomas St. S 46M;
Queenstown $11M -US$4000
000; Alexander Village $24M;

r0 U $1.S5 DSherif S
$13M $60M; Earl's Court, ECD
-$24M; Irvina St., Queenstown
-$80M; Little9Diamond $29M;
03le $75M: Nandy Park -
$1ber5 on ritu h5M $19M
North Road $37M?1; Hi h Street'
Kingston $120M: I[vahaica -
$10`M; Lodge -$25M, Good
Fortuin Village, WCD -$13Mv:
Republic Park $30M $53M:
Hadfield St. $30M -$79M; Mon
Repos $9Mlv; Non Paniel $5M;
Eccles Public Road $48M; Kitty
S$12191 $24M\1; Carmrichael St
-$30M 36M; Kingston $17M:
Canal No. 2. bWBD- $17MO, BeeAir
Park US$1.1M. Sect. 'M C/
ville $26M; Ogle $77M: BB
Eccles $16M; Queenstown -
$;17M; Alberttown $13M/1 raIn i
Housing Schemle - $13. 1 I , ?
St $55M $62M

COLOURS. TEL. 220-1014.
Grasscutte r. Te l 22 7 -
6012, 218-1711.
LARGE quantities of
mango achar. Call 227-3285
or 623-9852.
MERCURY for mining in
wholesale & rect ail
quantities. Cal7 6S10- 804C

B60urda Market. Call 624-

rlasB-ute A w9000.T l. 26
ONE Yaesu 600 Radio with
a4te~na. Tel. 231-5261 or 621-

coNeE 1Canon ePhoto0
minutes $1 5~00. all
BOB Cat skid steer & trailer
extra grapple bucket. Tel. # 254-
'1366 nrce neg.

bred FA~mLL froP tbp e .
Contact 327-5343 Pr~ice

; 1L t' ,l

Call: 6204236/641-3958

FIAT Tractor 4WD 80 66
tobi p ed r n0-to 1 inznh.
LOCATION. CALL 227-4912 "
NEW Briggs & Stratton
Pressure wvasher 2100 psi
pressurre $98 000. Call 225-
CHLORINE tablets 3"
E or si inngaptools4 pn 1

dupl c~ators Pories r DVDVs
simultaneously $169 000. Call
1 set of RAV 42 wheels ald
ICLsI 51g sd, 216 70 x
teConith u62e4-3044.x 222x
SMALL fridg e. q ueen

choar sen Ise n2 -puneb
ONE Male Blue Pitbull and
one female Fawn Pitbull.
Contact Andrew #i 220-0669,
2" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
purple heart sluice $0.5MV.
Located Middle Mazaruni. Call
1 STEEL boat 96-ft.
lngthl, tl4-fl o6r mches 1 -d3h 9
1 20-feet stainless steel
holding room (freezer) with
com ressor and blowers. 233-
5859 A623-0501
live. various ages from $1 000
each. Meat -$500 Ib
Telephone 261-5366
ONE Nissan diesel patrol
Station Wagon Toyota car AT
140, Honda generator 6 .500
watts. Tel. 22 -1014.
5/8 STEEL RODS almost
300 at unbelievable cost $850.
Free transportation. Call 276-
3826, 609-7625-
ONE four-bedroom upstairs
wor~oden, builldin Must be
I1iov ed lIam; ill ,d Bn. Contact

ONE Lister 6 HP single cyl.,
water cool en ine with generator.
Iel 6 4-91 4
PURE bred Rottweiler pups
vaccinated & deworm~ed. Call
392808 or_ 622 3413.

2-BEDROOM house at
Lot 66 Bent Street
Wortmanville, Georgetown
Pic $7.2M neg. Tel. # 225-

storey concrete building, 4-
bedroom. Ederson's 226-

Campbellville -$12M'
Subryanville $25Mv. Happy
Acre M$2KM,SBuRAsH B pac

A ency 225-0545. 642-

LOOKING for some
organization to sell, rent or
Pr ageew R ltpyrpr Ca8I
We offers a very reliable service
"Honesty'' is our best policy

RuirGRqhtEG~dn~s $ 5M
Atanic ~dns. -t22G, Geo5 e
Call Seeker's Choice 223-
6346, 263-7110
$7.9M, ENMORE $6.75M
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
SALE by owner: Front
two-storey. 4-bedroom
grilled, concrete house with
ao l t g a h e er I u s a

bdoort house wthhtoiletr an
negotiable. Tel 227-6993.
neg., Bel Air' Park $21M.
Subryaniville $19M& $27M.
Atlantic Gdns S 25M~. La
Penitence $14Mh~, Kitty -
$14M, Charlestown $5 5M.
Tel. 226-1192. 623-7742
GROVE S6.5M & $12MJ, W.
Ruinmve dt $8IM, P/Najar -

Ne p e! L 0 2 ~y6 47%
3-BEDROOM. two-storey
wooden b ~idldng. t ully grilled
in Ultylugti. WCD, downstairs
ec osed-~f business. M ke ar
reaisonable offer refused. Call
624-5397 or 444-7595.
2 TWVO acres plot of land
iien Ellp ano C~raibe hae
East B~ank Demerara. Road to
river. !deal for residential or

n2d56st Sin usp 1 irie o ~y
GEORGETOWN for ser-iouis
bsuyers. S4?M $10Ml. HEMS -
225-3006, 618-3635. Emnail:


BI~aLDINGaprx 50 x 95
Askin 511p e HEMS -
225-3 06S 6N8C3635. he-

l hr se cend lad n l
$5.9M. Call 225-5591
CRAIG 2-storey three-
bedrooml with land size 35 x
dsfy Mustk se deal. $3 e
Call 225-5591
GREIA Souith Ruimveldt

smilo kt pd S6jM na h
D'Andrade Street, Newtown -
back :......0, a $6M, Eccles,
Et3D i i Canal No. 2 -
$3M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
ONE three-storey
building 33 000 sq. ft. at
Parika. Ideal for Hotel, Store
bHospital or any other typeno

cosdere, roct con' isa
Sheriff St. for further
Information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.

propHrt HnS lndC --s1x 8wn -
$18M; one two-flat concrete
building on large land, Nismnes.
WBD $8.5M; two house lots -
80 x 113, LBI $6M eachl: one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden house on 14 000 sq.
ft. of land. LBI $18M; oie
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden building in good
condtionl. W/R~ust $22M neg.:
one five-bedroom concrete
and wooden building on
double lot, Atlantic Gardens -
$20M:: one two-bedroorn
woo~den cottage on stilts, St.
Stephen's Strree! Charlle:'own

ALL household furniture
like new. Phone 225-1016.
1 19 i ch Panasonic T\/, 1
Samsung 19" TV. 1 GRL 11 cu.
ft freezer. Tel. 617-6382.
2MULTI LATE printma n
presses, need a little re airsan
one 4-ft. 8-in cutter. No good
offer refused. 225-2613.
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11
car, perfect condition. Property
at 7 E Garnett Street, Kitty.
Phone 225-1911 office hours

XP $75 000. Tel. 626-8911.
1 PURE Bred German
1uepBrede G rema nSthher -
19 months. Call 233-585 623-
ONE Invacare Home0r~e

No ras ilblaebdi r rfused
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine; 1
Power Inverter. 1 000 watts. Tel.

28-3T BOAT, seie en ie
ice box. 1 Pool Table, 1 Canter
1 Nissan Pick Up, 1 Corona Car
Tel. 275-0344/275-0305

NetSork Te ei ion thtft
afu lfestye 6F6%86more
STEREO Set complete
amplifier, tape deck/CD player.
mixer. horn at a reasonable
price. Bed, wardrobe, freezer.
Tel 220-7252.
Club (1300 DVD & 5000 cassettes)
Located at Merriman's Mall. Contact
Ronald 223-0972/223-0919.
ONE large aquarium one
deep fryer,. onle set of 5i-hole may
rims and t res All items br-and
\~w frl et 6-(603. or 624-0037
EARTH. sand and reef sand
del very to spot We also
specialise in excavating. grading
iven 19T Iand 2c 2ar n. ppe

1 7 5 KVA S ngl~e phase
g~enetrator, welding torch, welding
jlld Gn erlge~ ,,ars tumtel
pumpiis nozzles. Indector lines.
etc "25-6046. 226-0011, 621-

169 0NG cheap one newy
Jetrlanl United powera generator.
GG 3300, 2 ~ Hp. Contact David
Braniche. 1295 Spurwing Dnive.
Soulth Ruimveldt Park or call
218-2084 any day after 12
2005 YAM~AHA R1, 20P)4
Nin a 6362 X(R, 2005 Yamna a
R6 ~200" Toyota Tun~dra V6 3 x
u 20 cho3 L\hes iese
acssoies. Tel. 444-(j617. 6i12-

1 6-HEAD Robinson planer
and shaper, 3-phase complete
with cutter head, dust extractor'
overhead funnels and blade
saa eerorkullly roescsondit one~d
phase all as a going concern.
Ca3 Te7 2 Osl 4ec 2330 5e
n o

Pentium 4, Intel Celeron
1.8GHZ, 512 MB Dram, 40GG
HIDrive, CD RW, lots of
rormme, one 100-lb. Tex gas
otewith fittings and gas, one
8 MM Sony Camcorder, one
Hita~chi multi-system VCR. All
prices are negotiable. Call 220-
0490, 661-2594. One car

cel r00p0h P ECEjs new
accessories for all types of
cellular phones included
chargers. All for $300 000. 1
large photocopy machine,
eOax 502815n Od~s service r
system consists of 6 complete
computer, complete 1 server,
complete units with all cables
and accessories monitor, CPU.
Printer, Key board, UPC
stabilisers, scanner head hione,
etc. $350 000, lots of extra
spares you can't believe it. 2
round tables, 1 plastic, 1
fibreglass with 1 ulmbr~ella $20
000. 1 large metal cabinet two
half doors, 5 shelves, for storage
of stationery $25 000. 2 1-
drawer metal filing cabinet $20
000 eac~h. Owner~ migr-ating. 021
49 8 11

- ?

POOl ta ) &

Next to NOW 2

$300 000 N eg-

motors, belts, valves, kno s, etc
Technician available. Call 622-
NEW Dell Dimnension
P itiumn co{putter r17adBlack
warranty $98 000. Call 'n-
1 DIESEL Fuel injection
Pump calibrating machine
complete with gen, set in
immaculate condition. Call 626-
5306, 644-8952.
1 200 YAMAHA Out-board
en ine in working condition, 1
18 000 watts. 110 220 3-
c linder diesel generator
(working). Call 662-67 0 or 661-
1i AVANTI AC Un t 3 000
BTU $45 000, 1 PHen inter,

05moputer. muse 2 -ke board -
S15 00.Cal 22-203.
1 518C Cat skidder (rebuilt)
S2 ptoh veisa teroi Ofn se

Call 335-3043, 642-9344. 615
1 52' INBOARD Drift seine
boat, with out seine. Very good
working condition using a 63-cyI.
M 135 Perkins engine. Price -
$4.5M neg. Tel. # 614-7568. 626-

bran HeOwD2AdprIssure washe .

to adr ier: i epre p65
New AT 192 radiator-s. Brass and
copper type with full one-year
warranty. Price $48 000. Other
nlodels also available. Call 227
28i44, 8:30 am 5 pm. M~ron. -

channels including Pay Per View
channels and a so direct TV
Contact: Tel. 231-6093. 2271
.: 151 (Office)
DELL Computer complete
with printer, etc. Daewoo Fridge.
4-burner stove, sharpmnicrowave,
bar table, other household
items. Claybrick Road,
Tlepon hv w 222-2196.EC.
MACHINERY for sale '
complete outfit for road
construction. (2) 580c hymacs.
Tenl tons 3-wheel road roller 3
tons vibrating road roller, 246
Caterpillar skid steer. 22R
engine 4l-cylinder with gear box,
heavy duty welding and
generating let on wheels,
pressure pump: 2" water pumps,
engine hoist, dumnper, spray
painting compressor complete
with gunI. Seriouls enlquiries onlly
Prefer to sell as package deal
Owner leaving. Call 023-3404.


25 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 13, 2006

ealS3A7N5 001 an $n4 5 0 0

Stabroek. Tel. 223-6218, 664-
2886, 612-4477.
C)IN AT 170 Corona car
T yota standard mags, lately
declbi 97071 00 rnegtia le. 1;1
619-5087, 218-301 .
RZ buses $1 400 000, $1
3C0 000 an $51010000000; Ni sa
000, $650 000. Dave Auto
Staar ek.oTel.022C3ro62118tr6e6e4

20086A61D2NA Wa onG-$1u 00
Wagon -$1 200 000, ET 17
Wagon $775 000 and $375 000;
Nissan Wagon $650 000. Dave
Auto Sales, 223-6218, 664~
2886, 612-4477-
(3) NISSANS 4 X 4 left hand
drive $600 000, $950 000 and
$1 300 000; 4I-Runner $2 800
000, $2 500 000, $2 200 000.
Dave Auto Sales, Lot 10 Croal
Street, Stabroek. Tel. 223-6218,
664-2886. 612-4477.
AT 192 CARINA with 4.5
engine, PHH series, one owner
$1 150 000, pay down $900
000. Dave Auto Sales, Lot 10
Croal Street, Stabroek. Tel. 223-
6218, 664-2886, 612-4477. 231
immaculate conditions. Late PJJ
series, one of its kind. AWD, PW.
PS, A/C, DVD, TV, 18" chrome
wheel, rm60te 6t~art1 alarm. Price
ney, el 64_6j1,
ONE 1986 Toyota Land
Cruiser, Metallic Blue, mag
rims, good condition. ruins
perfect. Asking price $1 8M
negotiable. Contact 260-
4465, 260-4239.
OPEL Astra AM year model
2002; Opel Astra AM 2002
mnanufactured,. DPL. 26 000
Km. Price $2.7M; Toyota
Ipum DVD player $2 [1vl,

6ufn mon 8at G E n 28

ONE Black Toyota 4 x 4 Pick
up truck (one owner). (iift kit).
4 D. Immaculate condition.
Tel. 226-6527 or 623-7242 for
information or Tennessee Night
Club. 8 to 4 pm.
Wa ons, needs spray ob
$25 a00 anyore eteari 647
000 ne 225-97 0, 623_
9972. 2: 3-2336.
ONE RAV 4tLPJJ series.
fully loaded, TV. CD, bull bars,
excellent condition, woman
driven and one Nissan Sin~gle
Cab Pickup, GHH series
excellentl condition Tel. Bobb
-220-4221. Frankie 266-030
AT 170 CARINA/Corona -
C75 00 0.d 87rr 00;, AE 10
000. $1 250 D00; Ceres and
Mlarino $;1 100 000, $1 200
000: AE 910Col~ola a010 Sprinter
Auto Sales. Lot 10 Croal Stre t
Stabrock. Tel. 223-6218. 664-
2886, 612-4477. _
- automnatlc, fully loaded. CD
and cassette Player. fog lamnp,
nickel mags. competition
exhaust. crash bar, side step
drie C t ct M. Kha Aa o
2Sales 286'B3B < ces EBD. Te .
1TOYOT'A IST. late 2003

r mome strt I alarl D [TV 1 rl7r
mag rims, fully powered. Call
613~-0613.1 929 MAZDA WLag~onl.
back wheel drive, needs minor
body work. oud ...1,.
Co Iat 233-5 13350w)

1 CHEVROLET Silverado 5 -
d]oor enclosed van, automatic.
4l-wheel dr-ive, side bar-s. power
steer-ing: mag wheels. good
tyres, good for- interior or- tour-ist
^^ --- l ltnn ati c
AutnMorris car 4door
resprayed, never reqistered,
froml England $750 000 nieg.
Owner migrating. Quick sale

Cool in I ait i1dl0 1e (b0

10-CD changer. Surrounded
spaker j4) sstemi. mlag ms
. lrcondit on I. power wi idows
p)ower mirrors5, power~) steennai

...msystem.. Wel

RunOYOT $4(14M, T~o a 24L
diesel Ti rb TXtra Ca m4 4 Pid~c

Tifilli Picj, k-up $2.4M, Nissan
Pathfrinder -$1 8M~. Suzuki
Sumiara.l.x 4 $650 000. Toyota
1YSrl (irnll-xlculate) PJJ sees -
automatic. very cood condition
D119M; Tyta Tingle ca~bo44
Cab 4 x 4 Pick-up S2.8M 1
ToMoa (J 22 La~nd6 6,isr

ESTy~ot 7 au Exr Cab
Hilux Double Cab YN 107. LN
107, LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167.
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Singln
Cab LN 106i, Toyota H~iluxi
Surf RZN 185 Y'N 130, KZNu 185,
Mitsubishi Canter FE 638E,
FE6387EV, Toyo'ta Carinaj -
AT 192. AT 212, Toyota
Marino AE 10)0, Toyota Vista
AZV 50. Honda CRV RO1,
Toyota RAV 4, ZCA 26. ACA.
SUSMXSA M115,TT aaMiark
GX 100, Lancer CK 2A, To ota
Corn Prei AT 210. To ota
Hapa MDierseem Ki110. Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer SC;2A, Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon AE
100. Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales. 226 South Rd.,
Bourda, Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973. 227-
3185. Fax. 227-3185.
We g`ive you the best
cause you deserve the
best .
170 EXTRA CAB; LN 100

1 WAITRESS. Tel. No.
5204 OR 628-7605.
ONE live-in Domestic
18 35. Call 226-9006.
tEL. 227-0018.
1 LIVE-liN
CNdto ex; er pi ard
icor act #? 623-09837
vard. Calli 616-4690O. 612-
ONl~E Car-penlter Masonls to

SMALLI. molronsed coconutl
-'i- e Call La.w~e:renc 3.2-

LORRY Dateris. Tel. 646-
s3E9.;337 i216

.. ^--L oaclking,.
cleaniiia. etc 021-4920.
GlIRL. S to w~ork 1in
Dressmaklcing Estalbbshmnlt':.
Call 223-00 13 -Dcia.


101 vt PRA nee

minilbusSER a~sonableC pceadn
Tel. 220E725Z OG AE

PRICE 850 000 NEG.
CONTACT 223-5680. 961-1 DG. ~
1 HONDA Vigor, executive
rp ecar 4-atdolo~rright ha d
powered, AC, mag rims,
CnactmtRoDcky -25-1410 2
enloTOYOT5A- 1Irux S~u
enclos I w-oo ed

1400, 621-5902
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 came in
brand new) automatic, fully
powered. AC, chrome mag rims,
CD pla er, alarm, remote start'
roof rac crash bar, (auto 4 x 4).
Price- $2.4M, (Immaculate
condition). Contact Rocky #
e.25-1400 or 621-5902\
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4, 2-door
PnGS seedr cbinT crr age. 3,a~
bar, CD player and power
wrench, sprin leave back and
front $1'.4 Contact Rocky
- 225-1400. 621-5902-

The place you ned
to be when


i 1,

Please contact US 3t
Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
Just behind? Brickdam
Police Station

TOYOTA AT 170 Carina-
EFI $925 000, Toyota Nadia -
16MM, a~nd ax 4 Hilx SEV- ab
Surf 4 Runner. Tel. G.M. E. 218-
1014 618-748 :
1 MITSUBISHI Pajero, '1995
model. PJJ series, 5-door'
automatic, fully powered, AC'
ane ior m ,as 4bar, I nmacuauteh
condition. Price $4.9M, neg.
Contact Rocky -225-1400 or
1 GX 90 TOYOTA Mark 11
a omies Haly iled.mA
chrome, mag rims. CD player
Owner leaving $2.2M\/ neg
Contact Rocky -225(-1400, 621-
TOYOTA Hilux Surf 4 x43.5-
door, fully powered, automatic
ir lna Slate cnitioli,p ry ne
and clean interior. Must be sold
-$2 350 000 neg. Call 276-
0313. 626-1141
4 RZ minibus. BHH series,
srieve 1 AAE 8010 Cproint, PHFH-
0eis rel 6263 48, 615-3667.
AT 212 CARINA. AT 192

Cri l, EAPE921Starlet J- oorr,
100 Toyota Picku Mark 11.
Amar 227-283 621-6037.
Rear Wheel. Immnacullate
co dition 72426 Th~eiff St.. C

immracG 9."7Tcnl7 ce7 11e
Buick~ car will ec I7 enie
AE 91. AE 81,. Pickurp van etc. ai
In1 excellent condition va.,
2-TrON T'oyota Dyna, 1.5-ton
Toyota Dyna. both 199Y7 model,
riever registered. Call 231-5680.
Terms available.

003 vT19 CRNSN -
Cr~oal Street, Stabrock. Tel. 2123
6218. 664-2886, 612-4477
ONE Toyota Four-Run~ner in
excellent conditin ... ... rims,
CD, DVD, alarm, n.a. .n 1.; start,
fares, nsmusset worth 1'"' C

6n ex~c~elent condition. Phone
ONE Ford tractor 6640,
working order, one tr-ailer. 649-
1 NISSAN B 12 Sunny
atomatic. mag rims. Tel. 26-

1 AT 19 AAI~ p i
sre soler, mag rims. Tel
2639s, o62 -76 5. Ask for

autolmatc OYOTy powered,4AC'

mg n10s CD plyr neowkner

1 EE Toyota Corolla Wagon
-manual, excellent condition.
Price $650 000. Contact Rocky
225-1400. 621-5902.
ASKING $1.9M. CALL 225-
5591 '
1 RZ minibus music, mags,
excellent working condition -
$1 1nMedSmallt ce~dit8-80be
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina,
manual, mag rim (new engine
and gear). Price- $475 0I00.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
62 :9 QB... ....
1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
immaculate condition,
automatic, fully loaded,
crash bar $1.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
fully loaded, alarm, CD. Price
2.2M. Credit available.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
1 AT 150 CARINA,
automatic, executive condition,
one owner. Price $425 000.
Contact Rocky- 225-1400, 621-
1 NISSAN Vanette Largo
miniburs, 12-seater, manual
I45 tO.tCoCentcahct R cky ri2c2e
1400, 621-5902.
SV 32 CAMRY, auto and
fully pow. AC, mags. music
superb condition 2.3M. ~3j~
Toyota R -
0995, 628-0796.
OFF the wharf (collect car

011eRdZ b~us -( 5 $8002,0A0E
down payment) (2 years to pay
off):._Call 231 6236.
1 HONDA Accord
elutomatic,x utig aower orkmag
condition. Price $450 000 .
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
1 AT 192 CARINA -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, s oiler. immaculate
condition, t-rice -$1.4M.
Contact Rocky -225-1400. 621-
excavator never re istered in
Guyana $19.5 .1 1 312
caterpillar excavator, never used
in Guyana $10.8M. 225-0995,
Custom diesel 2L Turbo EFI
engine, automatic, fully
po~wered. AC, chrome mag nrns
CDplayer, fare ki, sunroof
Toonod tion,rGoKK seri maPr te
0290. 2C10n~t2 Rocky 225
1 AT 192 CARINA. PJJ series
-$18d5010000,o1taH da SR -
$7.3M. 1 AE 91 Corolla, 2 AE
y, Sp7rin~ters $650 000 each, 1
Tyot >< v 170 Pick up -
$2.6M All prices neg. ibe.. o
227-4918, 6?1-8539, 226-0176.
JUSTARRIVED top quali y
rcndi ioned v~ehicl~e~s1 TARota

Will VS (2004) model: Toyota
Carina AT 192, Toyota Corolla
AE 110. Toyota Prius (Hybrid),
Toyota Cynos Sports Coupe,
Toyota Vista ZZV 50, Toyota
St~arlet co a
Mitsubishjj Lancer CK 2. Honda
Civic EK 3. Toyota RAV 4 SXA
11, To ota Corolla Wa on AE
100. P CKUPS: Toyota Hilux LN
170 Extra Cab, LN 100 Sing21e
dise N ssn Sigbe rdu -

open tr-ay. Order early and get
the best prices on duty free
vehicle, full after sales service
MarajnAuto riIal 2a0b7 Sheeo
and Sixth Stredt ,

Caameabned srice -4uca trs

Tubo. flI barred c Hnead

1 HONDA Integra, 5-speed'
gear, fully powered, mag rims.
a00cu ond t Rock -o 2- $4600
lE u C~orolla, automati:.
fully powered, AC, mag rims, CD
11a Mr h rdly oued.o y i
225-1400, 621-5902.

Le dXU, ull 4o~adedU ea he
Scooers Tel #~26a6n4d32A e

excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully power~ed. Tel.
222-2905, 641-38 1.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-37~36 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
1 NEW Model RZ diesel
3000 CC Turbo, GJJ series, Lon
bae eed6 6w60rke~d2 ire. Te .
1 AIT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
excellent condition, mag rims,
fog la~m s, original 2p~oiler. Price
neg. Teephone 6 2-0322
ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck;
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063
225 0236.
ONE Tovota AE 81 Corolla,
automatic transmission, red. As
is. Asking price $380 000. Tel.
# 648-8153, 223-8867.
registered, 28 000 Km. $3 00
00 negotiable Owner
migrating. 642-9600. 233-6798.
ONE Nisa codor Sh
base, GHH seri conEclosed.
Price $1.3M neg. Call 663-
8716, Papo.
JUST arrived with lowv
milea e choice vehicles -

adoi a Wagon21C20ntc Ma4n2d
1 AT 150 Carina automatic.
excellent condition. Price $450
000 ne Contact Sandra. Tel
227-83 5-
1 MITSUBISHI Canter truck
Long Base, in good working
6 -dit -n Contact 264-2391'
622-182- avi

music rus e clent mandit onnd
BHH series. Call 660-4666. 225-
0399. $1 500 000 negotiable.
ONE AT 170 Toyota Carina
-,automatic, fully powered, mag
nims, etc. Never worked hire.
Price $850 000. Tel. #i 626-
ONE Nissan Laurel -fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
P kinder, gear, (PW, PM, PS).
Piel e6. 7C~all 223 9021,
1 BLUE To ota Hilux diesel
2L Turbo 4 x4, Extra Cab aulto,
fully loaded, mags. crash bar.
bed liner. etc Call 223-5172
61 -7029:
FORD 150 Pick Up. 3 doors,
good condition, CD/Ta e player
bubble tray, dual air bg, ma09
nrns6 etc. S5.5M neg. Te. 22 -
580 C HYMAC with
sw rnp tractis10b irls o3 wh

cnditii ns. Cl 62 -o3r4 n4

Wa oOY 19T96 CMdoel.aEEcel en3
condition, never registered $1
350 000) ne otiable. Contact
276-0245. 6 8-4197.
loaded \.Pae n
sxellent w rkic boor i ion, 1 "
227-5633 .
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more information
Contact: 264-2946.
TOYOTA MK 11, GX 81 -
rna s, AC, PW, P/L, power seat
Immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St., C/ville. 226-9109.

with OONrh~eoydcaa rpiale .iarf
rims, crash bar, Toyota winch.
AC, CD. $1.2M neg. Contact
Brian 621-6880. 254-0050.-
H-ONDA Prelude 2-door
Sport car. Fully loaded. 5i-speed,
AC P FL m isaD ch I e

ONE MF 290 Tractor in
working Tre 26-90

excellent condition. Call
Success Realty. 223-6524,
1 NISSAN Pick Gu F
sre hdraounidiboan k d or,
Contact 6~44-1594, 621-4411.
ONE Nissan aPnti -
oT~n~j n DD lserel, 3w3rkinA9
1 GFF Le land Daf, double

NIS AN Pik uha ue I ,
extra cab, 4x4. Price ne Tel'
641-9547 or 62 3-5463. 9
1 SILVER Grey Ceres,
excellent condition $950 000
neg Cal 23-472.623-6335.
1 RZ Iong base mini
bus, working condition
mags, music, etc. $900
000. Call 265-3989.
codlti2nOY D t~sun in wor ing,
reasonable offer. Tel. 609-
3137. .
TOYOTA Ceres .
excellent condition, fully
power, automatic, li inches
mags. stereo set. Cell 629-
AT 170 CORONA, manual
gear-8800 000; AE 91 Corolla.
automatic $490 000. Tel.
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,
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sonv CD~ layer. Pnced to
go. # 6 1-744

Cruiser (ONEsel)oynase~atrd
manual $4.)1 million.
Please contact 623-70 1
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-
5500. 227-2027.
meil neu er recsterdi oln
$1.8M1. Call 225- 611-
ser SINeLsE Cab 4k xu4 (GHH H
en mne) $1 4p90 000 225-
09 5, 828-0796.
NISSAN 4WD four-c linder
D21 Pickup (high vehicle JVC
Deck, crash bar, wide mags,
tinted windows, good
condition. 613-3495.
BLACK Toyota Levin
Sports car excellent
condition, leather interior, 4
5-e 2(a~n~ual), 63.000 Km.
1 AT 170 CARINA -
excellent condition EFI, full-y
powered. Tel. 227-6567. 644-
F-150 XLT fully loaded.
AC. mag rims, DVD, Box with
three s eakers. Price $4 700
000. T 225-6037.
TOYOTA Corolla AE 91
and AE 100 Carina AT 170.
Corona AT 170. Call City Taxi
Service. 226-7150. X a.

excel5entn cndPton e Soa8
fi14-7568. ~
ONE Nissan a ',2" agn
mag rims, in working condifion.
$250 000 or best offer Tel.
270-4465 or 642-6159.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors E~x edd Ca
190adled. 619-0063, 643-
series, immaculate condition -
$2.4M negotiable. Mint
condition. Contact 276-0245,

loyota Tacoma PJJ
series. mnags, A/C CD, ful
powered. Price neg. Tel. 220-
F celente cdit o ,, PC
eIe. 226- 9750. C

000.1T Cash rgster 35
000, 1 3 pcs. baby set -- play
pen. stroller. plus carrier and
feedeidm chirndit 0T0e0. A6l

!$ .SUNDAY CHROMNCLE August 13, 2006


No one knows the sorrow weshare
When the family meetsasndyou are not them

Sadly missed by his loving wife Chano, children
Danny and Pammy, mother Lily, brothers and
sisters, grandchildren.


I'TO purchase 1 Diesel LN 20
engine 4-cylin der for Nissan
small bus. 621-4928.


PcONEA Sles irl, oe ." ri
pleasant and friendly and live
on the ECD. Call 6 5-8121.

worked Nvi h pctia I puerget
knowledge, who lives around

Pbe es Video. Club, lot 2
George and Hadfield Streets.
Appyi m person- _
HONEST, reliable and
.expe ineed Taxi Drivers to wo k
.in a popular Taxi Service. Full
loaded cars available, gOod
rfrence ieured )st ha e
'Him Car Licence. Call 226-0731,
Ba50 EUaR TY Cuards or
.TDivision, 2 fonry and van Drivers t
' work as rivers on contract (like
minibu~s).Contact The Mana er,
R.K's SeuiyService 125,
Regent Road, Bourda.
WANTED immediately -
T mber operation in the Maura
to handle its afars within th
confn sn dfthe arati Musw@ b
timber Grant Operations. Sa~l~ary
ne otiable. Please call 227-
10 88 625-2973-

femal Ns~ewn xpe ch Opea o
to supervise ie sewing of shirts,
pants and other garments. One
e perenc Cute qto c wt

on Regent St. Attractive salary

T&T Security & Domestic
Service is looking for Guards
& Domestic workers. Guards 18
-- 50, Dom stiL h8 St45. oppl
nor further information, cwali
626-3338, 231-3223.
TRUCK Driver. Apply in
person with application and
hho recae t Passpr pahnos t
Sub Lot 29 Cactus Road, vvea
Ruimveldt. Tel. 226-1780,
225-638e erienced Male
Dis atcher xo work night shift
and experienced hire car
drivers. Call Jeffrey. Cell #
622-8350. Reference from last
eployer needed and Police
SCRAP Copper, brass
aluminiumd aluminium tins
`cans. ra iators to _bu~y:
Gergetw (eoan to Sttr td
Cinerita. Phone 225-6347,
PrSE UR TYe rGuaradsd
Salesboys. Appsy Avinash
Complex, WtrStreet,
Athina's by the East Coast Bus
Park & Anand's Reaent
Sr~eet. contact 226-3361,

clerical woIk am Eat d s ic
& West Essequibo. A locationn:
oam Aenue,a E Ar t rG
town. Contact Rafeena on 'Tel.
# 225-9404 or 225-4492

CHURCH View Hotel,
MinT rad3Kn 8 Ore ( ,
Flo wer and Sou venir
Sthreets.a i3n33 39Vrh id

St or e panel doors
cupdboar ouoors, sir:d let
Street e 3R~e 2lI Road,

JUST arrived Cate pillar
2hrt b xm) Bllozi (s 8.
D 0 F 0, FD 40 a 650
Korn uo Ecavtr) Al sniszues
Prices negotiable. A.
Sookram Auto' Sales,
D'Edward, WCB. Tel. 327-
5419: 623-9125.

ndO Y GEN and 8ce 11 n
3 -e~n2 ne Brbir bhn

Ploug on pair MF 35
b ke bwhee l, one 35 MF
Ck IT de 30ne s0eel rake

d gi 3IT7TLE eGia t
3V2" dia. hfl ~ rn.
mar e writ t ansblission: 1 -
stadnfdar~d can shaft and
head; all sizes of 3-phase
moor4 cuttingn tor t;dne
set one 3 71 GM
engine - Tel : 33 3 -


_ I

ONE live-in Domestic from 1 LIVE-in Maid, 25 to 30
the country area between 17 yrs. Apply to 52 Evan St-,
years and 30 years. 621-4928._ Charlestown. Preferably firom
: n-5 -famounts of Red country area. Call 226-7189
Ced a 'g 200$ M Pe 1)LIVE-in Maid -16
B.M.r pa8 I 261-055 4 623- o, b s Road, Kitty. Tel. 226-
0008. 1531. AKt,,dk.
.BUILDING for school in PART-TIME Nurse for
Demsaa el W t3-76 w dhe cntc Ti ormat on rto umOe
<2 749. :Box 10473.
1 SECURITY Guard, 1 DJ. LUMBER Purpleheart mill
S i tctCe tS NIgh27 lu~b on an 0hi 6aw -rc~e3537,
SA(.ESMEN with Driver's 6359, 641-243
Licsne and ,5.CXCs or PURE imported Pitbull
niDegre~e 225-5198, pups. Goinr cheap. Contact
231- -mran 265-3206,~ 265-2057 .
TftlREE-BEDROOM apt. 642-2983. ?
'fpr working persons itf cty or THREE C3) days guitar
'utYpe..Can with moderate instructor, for family mnA antic
rentat: 226-9410. ~ -`-Gardens, ECD. Contact R.Kls
T3UG Captain. Must have Security Services, 125 Re ebt
know de of Qua~rrgalll; Road, Bourda. Tel. 226-7 41,
: 0 Ge~neral Domestics 227-5072.
7-2027.URGENTLY needed one
A~CIlRE CAR [)river orl woqkidestic Maid to I ve-in.

Carpenters with tools. n __
A ply to Guyana Var sty--- 3 PUMP ATTENDANTS 3
S ore. 8 Camp and D'Ur an' SAL~ESGI L, 2FM E
'ONE expbrie~nced Co~ok. W MAIP AEPNPLAYN PE OONN WT
one experienced-~Cake SRTEVTE ACOVLISSENON EN
Dee aotor. Call 641-51 LL- ROAD. o VsEN N
bo E NgdhtwecuriMALE or female,Sagae 17 -
65t2 or' tnnessee Nightiub. Cok a3_ So yers. Ce t c
pm.~ ~_t Empire Par our, 288 Middle
TWO Cooks. Applydt Glow Street, S/C/B, Georgetown.
ust.Hothei, 23 Fuoeden'Sand siy BARMAN and Waitress to
Certificate and '901iE w k at Seifa one, BR Sh ) work at V-Hoop. Call -2263
AteONEt ACook atds Pa between 5 pmand 7 P
:Fi03dnt sPI d t 1 j' : o (1 h weuVE-I Do hsi

Of E Bake~r, drae Table need apply o Purple 'S op, 12
hand, one Pastry maker. Call Fort St., Kingston. Tel. 226-
Tel. # 225-7900 or'225-7978- 1377
TRUCK Drivers. Apply in EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
person to D~aliP Tradiig Ltd., Must know to do mapicure'
C~harlesto 4. Broad St., pedicA o, fahia adre P stls;
MOU LDER OPERATOR contact. Tel. 2236252 or 6283415.
$5 000 per day. Call 261- EXPERIENCED Salesgirls
3055, 662-7516. and Handy oays. A ply with
workS4" D 4 x 4AKERS$00 acohb H ushol Ele ironic let 4n3
2" x 2" x 36" -$150 each. Call Regent Road Bb~urda.
261-3055, 662-7516. Tel phone No. 227-4402.
Must lke h lrnen preable c at
the country area, ae 35 to 4. Tel. I a
609-69341223-526 1. *
EXPERIENCED curry cooks, .
counter servers. A ply in person
o rc'sHala a./tow 5atant5 Please contact: Mr. G. W9ynl
PUMP Attendant and S-00d
Salesclerk. Please walk will'
wrtE aBD. ppjainadINSr r r

WAITRESS to work at FOR Cook at Food Time
Pu lic R ad Mon8 000s weEky D 5 yst aurd ovr ela a33w6 s
Could live in. Tel. 220-270 i
SCAR ENTR and Wekiers ***
A yl in person to Re enc
Wuierk-dtel G raedg wntreet (V1 ENISSAN P attfi n d r
SKILLED Technician with powere 330 Bedford
attitude neededat Fantasy Nails Nump Trucdk, jN sthr eH lt
Hair oe.263n t2, 6 o-2u a m oerrcyucl Tel. 338-2345.

e COUNTE Clrksewit nsor

noBs8 eS ns, 159Br Seet CafgRCUInTd i
pererred SI ool, LotW C B'Ewar
Supervisor. App y in person with Inte rne~t facititie s,
written application to Regent photocop ing~, Scannin
aoshl T 2 7oic 143 Regent 7nd- 3F oer6 c~e s 8T. a
DECEN~T working female
roommraie to share fPurnished
apartment in Kitty $18 000 rn
including li h & water. Call 1- GOING business

I PE!N D Sal < irls scrd3 ba iful tti j

e4 teg nt aod de;7 qreoldo in NA. C all 3 p

440no (1) live-in Domestic 5UPRfa of to-
between the ages of 30D and 45. storeyed building .fr
preferablyfiornthecqtry area. 11usi"""nes lrnre- ucaea
Con 2 1,amuerve tu5-3943. in~e r eexa
SNACKETTE Assistant. Telephone #618- 634
SMust know about Food Handlin .
.Apl pw Eas St., opposite / "

BROLADWOK CNSATRdE2Ti er~t of w Abte-rnda
CHARLESTOWhN. TEL: 225-2835. -Praie er~ed Sed drasti26 ly
ONE experienced Salesgirls 2SOE rm
and a Hand~jrboy. Ap ly wit resi~d-ST FlrEY ~propr m
nta at~' d C fi ld 8

(From backpage)
of squash in Guyana. ~
"She hadmade usexhtreinely
proud. Her medal is one of qual-
it .
Juman-Yassin disclose i'tnai
even looking back at the tape
when she won the La ies
Singles title, brought tears~trohis
e es t
"She was the darlingil the
crowd. She wa a good
The to prt administra-
tor said that she displayed
extraordinary sportsmalpabip,
relating that when threre-
eree called a shot she ~I t in
her favour Fernandes wksit to
the referee to indica -iPhe
had lost the joint int~
Fernandes said fu ears
ago in El Salvador winning the
gold medal wasjust adreah.
'? never thought I could do
it. L-eould ~only~ dream ab~it it
then. Now I'm proud of #oing
it for Guyana, notjust myself.
Manager/coach Rdbert
Fernandes Jr reported ,that
though the team had a five-
medal haul mn the Gameqin El
Salvador, the three medals were
mo c .nt for quality in-
stead of quantity.

Guyana won the Ladies'
Singles gold, the Mixed
Doubles silver and the Ladies'

te e ndes said the feat
underlines that Guyanese
---*rrm like
te ess cof te world with
exposure and coaching.
Balanced with experience and
. youth, disclosing that for the fust
time two young players were ex-
posed at that level. They are Na-
tional Under-19 champion
Kristian. Jeffrey, who was the
nurmber three string in the Men's
team and Chantelle Femandes.

(the next kae mi) Pu o io
Manager/Coach of the table
tennis contingent, Lin en
Johsnrpre that depte not
medalling, Idi Lewis reached the
top16 and Cuyanajurmped inthe
wrld rankingfrom89to82.
Johnson acknowledged
that more exposure and expe-
rience were needed and the
table tennis body would field
players in internationatora
ments in Brazil and Cub~a.
Track &r field coach Elton
Smith pointed out that the team
wetwtha5-0 chanceo
reaching the closest in the 800 m,
fiiig fourth.
Snuth said Burnette could
have won bronze but she mis-
judged the finish line and
stopped at another one and the
fourth-placer ran past her.
He disclosed that Com-
monwealth Games gold medal-
list Aliann Pompey was not
mentally and physically pre-
pared for the meet.
Smith joined the eternal
cry for an all-weather track,
pointing out that athletes en-
ter international meets from a
non-all-weather surface and
still perform pretty well.
Asked about the non-partici-
pation of cyclists who had two
slots, Juman-Yassin said that
Dwayne Gibbs was in Anguilla
and did not retumnfor thetrip.
'"The other cyclist, Marlon
Williams was in Trinidad & To-
Sbagocompeting forfmnancial gains
and opted to forego the Games.
Juman-Yassin called on
national associations to have
athletes put their commit-
ment in writing.

PERSAUD: Inlovingmemoryofour
beloved husband and father
(MUTCH) of 10 Vryheid's Lust,
North, ECD who departed this life .

olno ugust~ 5, J. r~ p
August comes with deep regret .
A ot eileefreWe hold our tears when we speaks ~ i

yournaire L
But thle pain, in our hearts is still the

iR lOVig ImelROrV Of0rT (ear fat ler

r f0nSir oj:42 Garnett Street, Newtown, Kitt

l who departed this life on August 13th, 1975
~LJ*,w amelo ridn A T) did for rr
Crlul.> VW ml~ wn,r wn I--.. -
10oSC ITM/V special and thoughtfrd
deeds that cannot he washed~ away
He was helpful and kind in all his way:
Loving and caring to the end of his day:
Sincere and faithful in heart and mind
M/hat a rltOnde I r semore he has left b
May God Grant him


eteral es~

ein~ In aneiii~i e an e ~

.mlin I Rootiabe Contact :
Tel. 327-7 164.

Remembered by .his lovin~g chlidrefi
dau hers-In~-law, a s-In-law,
gran~d dren-e anrd oor relatives.


Fernandes aae ,

' 1 51barala

I~ ~BE\~IAM~f

written aplicanon ~
Sh r's Biin K gal2 3

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 13, 2006

~ODAH: In loving memory of our dear p
wife, mother & grandmother MRS "*
SHARIFAN JODAH of 25 Delph SL, Clville,l r
Gltown who died on Augustl14,20)02.
Auutcomes with deep regret
A month we will never forget
But we a/I know that it's God's win
For in our hearts you linger still
ole oo beloved, tok ty sweet rest
Inserted by her loving husband, children, grandchildren.





Friends are asked to .
remember in their
Prayers the sonl o
MAURICE who died j
on August 13, 2004.

;YI To live in the hearts ojf k
Those we love is not to d~ie
Forever~in our hearts

Ee yn,thNatachha,

The Famnily of the late
Radhika (Atavis) Gairaj
of Good Hope, M~ahaica
Wishes to extend our collective thanks
anld profound gratitude to all.
who inl s~ome wYay offered
sympathy and support
dur-ing our- time of bereavement.


grande h~ildren,
nieces and
nephews of the late
Success, ECD.
DOB 06-06-37.
DOD 30-06-2006
wish to express
gratitude and
thahks to relatives.
friends and
neighbours who
supported us with
their help, kind
words of comfort
and sympathy
drngnth ir time of
From Allah we
came and to Hm

M: Y Oir SOU

reSt ill 0800dear .



> BRITTON: In cherished and loving
BRITTON of 59 Lime St., Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown and formerly of
No. 9 Village, W.C.Berb~ice who


GO NE ~but not
mne mch r shd a
m.o t h e r
MAR QU ES al / k
departed this life on ."~5
August 14, 1995.


"II ~S-i~)IIIIT. z=:~ii~ 1~ I:I ~1111~ ~i

~a~g 1~

r. ~
~Biik~F~ :-r` -~I~t~e~'..L-, -. c.-- -- -

i. i
:I1 qurdear husband, Ether,.IB
.': .grailafather, father-inrlaw,

I Captain. SRERMlAN
was sadly taken awa: from
us on August 10, 20'05. ~.. ll

In ou (quie~t moments wrhen s'ilent tears still fall :
Youtloiie is our comfort as we hold you
gently in our thoughts and prayers
SYour precious memories tjre oiur strength
:'TheSe will remain in us forever
jlWe know you are absemt from the body
j~.But ever present with :the Lord
For you liave kept the faith

.iSadly missed and always remembered by his
loving wife Carmen Stoll, children Gail, Nigel,
Ti'Feal, 'Kyle, Alta & Leeba; grandchildren r
Joshua, Branidon, Gabriel, Damon, Jason.
Matthew, Dylan, Tristan, Dwight Leahan and -
Kherist, sisters June and Zena, daughters-in-
law Simone and Maria, sons-in-law lan, Chris I
and Floyd, mother of his children Dolly Stoll,
many relatives, friends and bu iness

Mla. his soul re~st inl peace.
\ ..-.-.-~ .,.,..;~,.

PjFRASHAD: In cherished memory of our beloved one
SMandir, 35 Howes Street, Charlestown who departed this

F~ive a~inful years have passed .
ap lf n~uut?4 01Since our beloved on~e was called to itest
a A wonderful and distinguishedd personality
r A dynamic and incomparable leader
N~o more in our lives to share
iPA melodious voice was silenced
An7 enchanting smile has.faded away
A golden heart has stopped beating :
Life is not th~e same since losing you
Your kindly deeds andL loving words we I-rnemmber
/' everyday
s We, hold oulr tear~s. when~ we speak youl-r nam7e
We wish your, absenlce wras just a7 dream
Only Bha)1gwan/ Kalshna kn-ew whatn was best' for youi
*r So safely he lotoo you in, his. care





SGon~e is th7e physlical body1~
Eternal is h7is soul
SHe lives on, forever in7 the heads of those he touched
For nlothing lovedJ is ever loc~st andr h~e was loved so much
m Sadly missed by his loving daughters Indranie and
Radhika Sharma, son-in-:aw Pt. Chidanand Sharma,
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces. nephews.
god children, other relatives and devotees.

L~ /..~



' ri r~ Ir"e
1, ~,nEit~~G~iidl~;l'~1 ISti)~Z 5-~1].Si E~`i:rl~`
-"'7 ~ .r


I:I i



passed awy onA~ugust11,~~ 1994.i
SThat she is dead; she is just awvay
Ithacheery smile and a woave of the hand
SShe haswanridered into an unknown land
Thin of te stdil as t s m, say




The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract # 1551 -SY!GY (USS29.5 million)
with the Inter-Amecrican Develeopment Bank (IDBH). Part of the proceeds of this Loan will be applied
to the financing of the implementation of the Fiscal and Financial Management Program. The FFMP
consists of three subcomponents namely:

(iii)P lbic Sco F nnca 1 ena ement; and
(iii)Fisc~al and Fiductary Oversight

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Lat if believes

JOnes should be

fO given for g affe

KARACHI Pakistan (Reuters) Former Pakistan captain
Rashid Latif has called on the cricket community to for-
give disgraced Australian commentator Dean Jones for his
disparaging remarks about South African Muslim crack-
eter Hashim Amla.
Jones, who played 52 times for Australia, was sacked by
the Dubai-based channel Ten Sports after he referred to Amla
as a "terrorist" during the second Test between Sri Lanka and
South~ Africa in Colombo last week.
"What Jones said was unfortunate. But I can vouch that he
is not a racist. He is the one
Australian cricketer who has.
got along very well with us,"
Latif told Reuters by telephone
Viewers in South Africa
heard Jones say, "the terror-
Sist has got another wicket"'
-- when Amla took the catch
that dismissed Kumar
Jones has since apologrised
a to Amila. w;ho torgave the
former top order batsman but
said he wals deeply hurt by
DEAN JONES what'" he had heard.
Latif said he was sure
Jones mnust have made the relnurk in a light-hearted manner.
thinking he was olflair.
"He wals the one who broke th~e ice with Asian cricketers
and I know h~e has a lot of respect for the ;Muslimn faith. He has
many Pakistani friends.
"The incident does highlight the fact that all commen-
tators ucred to be very careful," he added.

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Rejuvenated Gilchrist keen

to carry on past World Cup

: U I

pared to his career mark of
nearly 49.
"I might have fallen short of
my own standards with the bat,
but I still am doing quite well
compared to the other keepers
over the course of history," he
"That's not to say that I
won't be working hard to get
the batting right."
Gilchrist is relishing the
prospect of trying to win back
the Ashes-
"I am just really look-
ing forward to getting back
out there against the likes
of (Andrew) Flintoff and
(Steve) Harmison and en-
joying the challenge in the
Ashes series later this
year," he said.


U15U ta


by GFL
THE G~eorgetown Foot-
ball League (GFL) has ~
suspended the presi-
dent of the Pele Foot-
ball Club, the club's

ondr-15 temn antd a

club, pending investi-
gation by the GFL Dis-
ciplinary Conunittee.
A- GFL release stated
that president Roysfore
Erskine, senior player
Mandela Mannings and the
Under-15 team have been
sus en dafo priitp 1

der the auspices of the
The release, which
was signed by GFL press-
dent, Odinga Lumumba,
stated that the suspen-
sions stemmed from an
incident that occurred on
Friday at the GF'C
ground, following the
conclusion of a match of
the Camptown Under-15
competition between
GFC and Pele.
Fourth Official Milton
Fraser was allegedly as-
saulted by a melmber of the
P~cle seniol-r ~team nd a suD-
Fraser. who was bleed-
ing profusely after the as-
sault, has since reported the
matter to the police.
Violation of' the sus-
pensions could lead to a
lifetime ban, the release
The suspensions take
inunlediate effect.

told The Sydney Morning
Herald yesterday.
"I'm not keen on making
any big statements but right

cricket being played at the
moment but, after a three-
month break, I am dead keen
for the summer to start and
the Champions Trophy, the
Ashes and the World Cup to
Gilchrist has not missed a
Test since playing his first one
in 1999, claiming 355 dismiss-
als to sit joint third on the all-
time list.
"The keeping has been
really pleasing lately," he
said. "I will go to my grave
saying that my job is to keep
Gilchrist, who has scored
over 5 000 Test runs including
16 centuries, has struggled with
the bat since last year's Ashes
defeat, averaging under 27 com-

SYDNEY, Australia
(Teuters) -Australia
wicketkeeper Adam
Gilchrist, refreshed after a
three-month break from
the game, is keen to con-
tinue playing for his coun-
try beyond next year's
World Cup.
The 34-yehr-old said he felt
exhausted after returning from
tours of South Africa and
Bangladesh in April but now
cannot wait for the ICC Chamn-
pions Trophy and Ashes series
later this year.
"If you had sat me down
after Bangladesh and asked
me how much time I had left
in the game, yon probably
would have got a different
answer to now," Gilchrist

By Kevin Fylan

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters)
- Roy Makaay and Bastian
Schweinsteiger gave Bayern
Munich a 2-0 home win over
Borussia Dortmund in the
opening match of their
Bundesliga title defence on
Striker Makazy got the first
goal of the new league season in
the 24th minute, sweeping the
ball home from the edge of the
Schweinsteiger took a pass
from Germany team mate
Philipp Lahm to make it 2-0 in
the 55th at a sold-out Allianz
Bayern, who won a second
successive double last season,
had plenty of other chances in
a promising start to life without
Germany captain Michael
Ballack, who has moved to
Dortmund, who finished
seventh last term, lost Germany
midfielder Sebastian Kehl to a

following a ch millnge b
Hasan Salihamidzic.
"I'm very satisfied," said
Bayern manager Uli Hoeness.
"We were disciplined and we
used our chances well."
Bayern coach Felix
Magath left new signing
Lukas Podolski out of the

starting lineup but even with-
out the Germany striker
they looked dangerous from
the first minute when
Makaay turned on the right
of the box and smacked his
shot against a post.
The Dutch striker then
forced a point-blank save from
Dortmund keeper Roman
-Weidenfeller after taking a sharp
pass from Schweinsteiger.
SDortmund had their first
chance after 15 minutes when
Alexander Frei hooked the ball
against the bar but Bayern re-
sumed control and took the lead
with Makaay's fine shot.
Bayern keeper Oliver Kahn
celebrated his 500th Bundesliga
appearance by making an excel-
lent save from Nelson Valdez
after half an hour and Dortmund
continued to look dangerous on
the counter-attack before
Schweinsteiger put Bayern two
goals clear.
Lahm, one of the out-
standing players in
Germany's run to third place
Srtae aWorl rs fr mad eo
the left and cut the ball back
for Schweinsteiger to fire a
low shot past Weidenfeller.
Six more Bundesliga
matches were scheduled for
yesterday, with the final two
games of the opening week-
end set for today.

now I am looking to keep play-
ing," he added.
"l have voiced the opinion
that I think there is too much


a~ndL projects.



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SUNDAY CHkONICLE August 13, 2006



Pollard, Dillon help T& T crush Nevis

SVG hVht atS

,make positive start

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) St Vincent and the
Grenadines thrashed minnows Guyana 86-16 As their open-
Iing match of the AFNA WVorld Netball qualifying champi-
onships at the Wildey Gymnasium on Friday night-
The Vincentians motored to an 18-6 first-quanier lead, and
moaintained their dominance throughout the: one-sided encoun-
ter to wmn by a whopping 70 goals.
The former OECS and Cainbbean champions showed no ~
mercy on their South American opponents outscoring them 28-
I in the final 15-minure period.
Goal-shooter Gailene Gordlon who had taken over as c~ap-
tain in the absence of the retired Dallance Duncan. was almost
unstoppable, c~onserung 66 of hetr 70 shots for a commendable
9I per~cnt shooting display.
The fleet-footed goal-attack Leeanna Lewis prou ded eucel-
lent support with 20 goals from 23 attempts.
For Guyana, goal-shooter Angeline Dyer netted 13 of her
22 tries and goal-attack Renea Anderson managed just three of
mine attempts.
The slimly built Gordon used her height against the
shorter Guyana defensive pair of Cristel Lamlbert and
Tonia Stuart, to pluck high balls which the Vincentians
tossed into the shooting circle.
Lewis ran her team's offence well with solid support from
centre Saska Diamond and wing attack Kaylene Thompson
while Curlan Edwards. Vasha Adams and goalkeeper Marcia
Gordon, who was replaced at halftime, restricted the Guyalnese
in the defensive third.
The inexperience of the Guvanese netballer~s was ev~i-
dent as they committed a1 series of fulndamellnt;lltalmi-court
err-ors resultingi from inac~curatet passes andlt poor f'ootwrork
as they werel~ repcleatedi t whistledt f'or stepplin

Apart froml Duncan. the others are Jloannla Chlristophler;
Gce~n~ella Andrrew(~RT~he~ Migelei~sgishirand Ni e!q Sandcy.~

;IITr I ,
r r


Willett, as Nevis tottered at
eight for three.
Dillon then effectively
ended the contest when he
uprooted the middle stump of
skipper Stuart Williams for
seven with the score at 22 for
After that, Nevis stumbled
along and only Joel Simmondls,
with a brave 65 not out off 47
balls, with five fours and three
sixes, made an impression.
The only other batsman to
reach double-figures was
Daynason Browne, who made
26 from 30 balls.
Pollard also returned with
the ball to claim two wickets in
two balls to end with two for
19, while the clever Badree fin-
ished with two for 14 from three
Pollard's heroics won him
US$375 000 as he collected
US$25 000 for Man-of-the-
Match and US$10 000 for
Play-of-the-Match, a huge six
over long-on which disappeared
out of the ground.
Trinidad & Tobago will
now meet Guyana in today's
grand final where US$ 1 mil-
lion will be at stake for the
winners and US$500 000 for
the losers.

sending back opener Keiron
Powell to the third ball of the
innings, as he played on to a
back-of-a-length delivery with-
out scoring.

He came to the crease at 33
for one in the fourth over aLfter
Mario Belcon fell for 19, and
proceeded to destroy the Nevis
Pollard added 114 for the
third wicket with skipper Daren
Ganga, who smashed 62 not out
off 39 balls, with two sixes and
four fours.
"It was a great night for
us," said Ganga.
"This was our night. We
decided to do things differ-
ently by sending Pollard in
early, and look how well he
played. Dillon was also great
with the new ball and that
worked~ according to plan -
great job by the boys."
The duo came together at
57 for two after William
Perkins was bowled for 15 in
the seventh over, and com-
bined to push T& T to the
tournament's highest score,
Their 114-run partnership
re uired just 54 balls as the
N vis bowlers were put to the
When Pollard fell in the 16th
over and Ricardo Powell fol-
lowed him in the 17th, the in-

nings lost momecntum as left-arm
slow bowler Warringtron Phillip
applied the brakes.
He finished with two for
33 while Tonito Willett sup-

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC)
-. The powerful hitting of
Keiron Pollard and the sharp
pace bowling of Mervyn
Dillon combined to help
Trinidad and Tobago beat
Nevis by 74 runs and advance
to the final of the Stanford
20/20 Cricket Tournament on
Friday night.
Pollard, a tall, strongly built
teenager, plundered 83 from 38
balls with four fours and seven
sixes as Trinidad and Tobago

W. Perkins bMonzac 15
M.B 11c n~olybb .Wilt I
D. Gan a not out 62
R. Pow IlbbPhillip 1
S. Babwah bTWillett 3
D. Ramdin bPhillip 5
Exta:(~0 dr w-n nb-2) 16
Total: (6 wkts, 20overs) 210
Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-57, 3-171, 4-
822 Mna 4-0-46-1, Pilip 4 0
32-2, Browne 2-025-0, A Willett 2-0-
NEIS innings
IC Powell b Dillon 0
S. Woodley bBadree 1

amassed 210 for six off their 20
overs batting first after losing
- the toss in the tournament's
second semi-final.
Dillon, the tall, experienced
new-ball bowler, bowled with
fire to grab three for 30 from his
four overs as the Nevisians could
only manage 136 for nine from
their 20 overs.
It was a brave move by
Trinidad and Tobago to move
Pollard to the number 3 position
and it paid dividends.

T. Willett b Badree s
S. Williams b Dillon 7
J. Liburd c wkpr Ramdin
bDillon 4
D.Browne cBelcontb Emrit 2
A.WillettbPollairl 5
W. Phillip owkpr Ramdin
b. PM yrd c Ganga b Babwah 0 2
F. Monzac not out 1
Extras: (b-1, Ib-3, w-8, nb-8) 20
Total: (9 wkts, 20 overs) 136
Fallof ickes: -123 3-8, 4-22, 5-
Boid~ng: Dillon 4003(k, Badree 3
0-4-2, Ramjass 40-180, Emrit 2-
0-7-1, Babwah 4016-1, Pollard 2-
0-19-2, Ganga 1-0180.

Kieron Pollard wins a double with the Player- of- the- Day
US 10,000 and the Man- of- the- Match award of USD
$25,000.00 from R Allen Stanford.

ported with two for 28.
When Nevis batted, Dillon
was accurate from the start

In the next over leg-spinner
Samuel Badree got the wickets
of Shervin Woodley and Tonito

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

CARSON, California,
(Reuters) Resurgent Serena
Williams overcame a strong
challenge from fellow Ameri-
can Meghann Shaughnessy
to m tigo the Los Angeles
Open semi fas with a 6-7,
6-1, 6-4 win on F a.
Competing in on phr third
event of the year because of a
knee injury, twice champion
Williams set up the prospect of
a mouth-watering showdown
with top seed Maria Sharapova
in today's final.
Russian Shat~apova, chasing
her second consecutive WTA
Tour title, overwhelmed compa-
itriot Dinara Safina 6-2 6-4 in the
day's late match.
Sharapova, who
~TInched last week's
Acura Classic without 6"
dr ppi ng t,sexed 6

eight matches with an
imperious display of
searing groundstrokes t:
and 28 winner~s. a
For the palir to mne et
in a drea~m tournamntcn fi-
nalle, however. Willimns
has to beat Serbian
Jiciena .iankov;ic a~nd Shar~apova
must knockoutc fellowv Russiin
llen;a Demenntieva in the last

Sixteenli~cth sed Jnksii c

liii!menti; i c ;1 the thiirdc redt.

notliadi he.i2 li t aun

Shanghn i nspigatr

7-4 on l tich~reak.

"I honestly should have
won that first set," Williams
told reporters after hitting 50
winners, including 12 aces.

"l had a couple of chances
to break and had a couple of
easy shots but just let them slip
"But it's awesome to be in
the semi-finals. I'm really feel-
ing good about it."
Williams, whose world
ranking has slipped to 110~th af-
ter a truncated season, would
get close to the top 50 with
victory in today's final.
"I feel like I'm climbing up.
It's cool. I have new goals now.
I'm reaching for the top 50,"

upped the tempo as court-side
temperatures nudged 100 de-

Generating impressive
power with her groundstrokes
and advancing to the net when-
ever possible, Williams broke
Shaughnessy three times in the
second set to level the match.
The deciding set went with
serve until the eighth game when
Williams again broke after work-
ing Shaughnessy around the
court with superbly crafted ral-
Serving for the match at
5-3, Williams was surpris-
ingly broken for the first
time after delivering her first
Stung by her lapse, Will-
iams took advantage of weak

second serves by Shaughnessy
and immediately broke back to
end the encounter, her oppo-
nenit double-faulting on' match
Dementieva, who hit form
with her crunching
groundstrokes in the last two
sets against Mattek, kgew she
faced an uphill battle:against
Sharapova yesterday.
"She's very focused," said
the 24-year-old Musdovite.
"ILt's all labut her concern tion.
She plays every ball likq it s the
last one and she doesn t give
you an easy point.
"You have to work hard
against her. Whether I can
hold my serve will bedfhe big
question," .added
Dementieva. who delivered
14 double-faults against

BANGLAD)ESH put their
onle-day series defeat1 in Ziml-
habwe behindt theml aIs they .
bea~t Kienya~; by six w~iclikets in

covers to \Ipare.
Molianonal1.1~ \\sludul1 re~
llurned'( to) frmll \\ h 11 n unl II
hea`lenI 1,7 whli2h occupied,1' 1 1ns

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ster Fo;rbad Reza got theml to
the finilsh linez fromn the f'irstl bll

conrlcededt 14I frlom ther onlyl
m \er he b~owledl. (14140' Sp~ort)


SheL addecd w\ith a~ laugh.
Ulnseededt Shaughnelssy,
bea~tenl inl stra:ight( sets w~hen

po(inlt' inl the openiiing Set be.

cjo\in inl the( tieb~lreai.

led he Ji~ii 111: holiderous lusts\~ 1,

grandl slanll champion then



WNilliams and Sharapova~ stay on course for final

SUNWDAY CHRONICIE'Attgtst'r3;- 2006

113Kilag good progress

... CEO to be appointed September 1

moved Jason Mohammed to a
catch at the wicket, also for
nought as West Indies slipped
to 99 for four.
But Simmons and
Dwayne Smith, whose 60-
ball, unbeaten 55 contained.
seven fours and one six, com-
bined to add at 115 for the
fifth wicket and steer their
side out of trouble.
West Indies bowlers then
made early inroads into, the Pa-
kistani batting, with pacer Rich-
ard Kelly removing both open-
crs cheaply.
Kelly, who claimed two for
27. howled Taufeeq Umar for
eight with the score on 16 and
th ezt aedr Mohammund
score on 25-
Dwayne Smith then prised
out Salmlan Butt afteri he had
made 20 from 15 ba~lls, to leave
Pakistan at 51 fo~r three.
But Imran Farhat
smashed a breezy 612 from 43
balls and added an unbroken
72 for the fourth wicket with
Faisal Iqbal (22) as Pakistan
regained their balance.
The two teams square o gg
again today at the same

cruising along at 123 for three
after 22 overs with victory well
in sight but had light forced a
premature end to play.
Seeking to break a f'our-gmne
losing skid, the West Indies got
off to a disappointing start
when they lost opener Devon
Smith without a run on the
board, bowled by speedster
Shonib Akhtar.
After a brea;k fo~r rain which
resulted in the game being scaled
down from 50 overs to 410,
Simnmons and Morton posted 86
fo~r the second wicket aIs they
put the Pakistani howlers under
pressure with positive stroke
Both batsmen were palrticu-

M ae Imw Kdly 9
T. Umar b Kelly 8
1. Farhat not out 62
S. Buttc Kelly bD.R. Smith 20
F.Iqb lntout 2
Total: (3 wkts, 22 overs) 123
Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-25, 3-51.
Bowling: Powell 6-1-31-0,
Kelly 5-0-27-2, DR Smith 4-1.
27-1, Best 5-0-14-0, Banks 2-

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gland. (CMC) Twenty-one-
year-old opener Lendl
Simmons hit a fine century
while Runako Morton sus-
tained his form,. but weather
had the final say as West
Indies 'A' drew their rain-hit
lamated-overs tour math
against Pakistan yesterday.
Playinr at the Denis
Compto'*n Ov~al in Shnlelly. the
right-hanrde~d Simmons cracked
atn unbeatecn 108 froml 122 balls
withl 15 fours and a six us the
West Indlies. batting first aftcr -
being waitl in by Pakistann
rattle~d u'p 214- fo livur off their
40 ovcr\.
inI replly. Pakist~n~ were

WSINolES 'A' innings
D.S. Smith b Shoaib Akhtar 19
R. Morton b Samiullah Khan 44
S. Joseph b Samiullah Khan 0
J. Mohammed cKamran Akmal
b amia hKhan 0
Extras: (lb-6, nb-1) 7
Total:(4wkt~s,40overs) 214
Fallof wickets:1-0, 2-86, 3-86, 4-99.
Bowling: Aktar 11-1-59-1, Anjum6 0
0-24-0, Razzaq 6-1-29-0, Khan 6-0-
3-3 (nb-1 );Hafeez 7-1-38-0,Afridi 4-

larly severe on Shonib, hooking
him for sixes, as the West Indies
ltook charge of the game.
Morton hammered 44
from 48 balls with five

KINGSTON,< Jamaica,
(CMC) West Indies Cricket
Board (WICB) president Ken
Gordon says his administra-
tion has already implemented
seven of their eight objec-
tives, as it has moved to im-
prove the Board's credibility
smece taking office.
These objectives, he argued,
included acting on recommenda-
tions of the Lucky Report, set-
tling the long-running impasse
with the West Indies Players'
Association (WIPA), restructur-
ing the Board, restructuring the

governments, offering retainer

src urns tthe Bar' f n ncres.
The eighth objective, Gor-
don said, would be realized by
September I with the appoint-
ment of a CEO.
"Itse bottom line is that there
weir eight and we have imple-
niented seven," Gordon said.
"The second objective was
to re-establish contact with
the players because that had
broken down completely.
'The third objective was re-
stnruturing the board and the sec-
retariat. In the fust phase, we have
increased the board rather than de-
crease it and that was a strategic
move." Gordon was speaking to
the media at a press conference
held at the Cricket World Cup 2007
office on Thursday.
By implementing the new
initiatives. Gordon said he
hoped his administration could
restore the credibility, which the

Board had lost over the years.
"The most important
thing in my view was the is-
sue of credibility because the
West Indies Cricket Board
has lost a lot of credibility in
the past years," Gordon said.
"So the way we thought we
would go about that is to iden-
tify some specific objectives
that we thought were important
and go after them."
Speaking about the constant
wrangling between the WICB
and the West Indies Players As-
sociation, Gordon said the pro-

ing this situation.

do is tr n e the rnaidne
contacts agree<} where we now
negotiate once a year," Gordon
said, adding that dais would re-
duce the "prospect of conflicts".
He also revealed that the much-
talked about retainer contacts
should be signed by August 31.
Gordon also underscored
the need for a closer working re-
lationship between the WICB
and WIPA, noting that the re-
gional game could not develop
unless this happened.
"I think if he (Dinanath
Ramnarine) is certainly as
committed as we are, to en-
sure that this works if only
because we both recognize, all
our organizations recognize,
that cricket is not going to be
developed and go forward un-
less there is a level of under-
standing between us," Gor-
don stressed.

p -- '

fours and a six, to carry
his aggregate for the tour
to 511 runs, before he was
bowled by left-armer
Samiullah Niazi who fin-
ished with three for 30.
His dismissal triggered a
slide as Niazi bowled out-of-
form captain Sylvester Joseph
for a first-ball duck and then re-

inspires Foxes to Cup glory
ar shown to dumlp favourites Sur- let; the ~spinners dictate the other way, especially when
ire rey out in the semli-finalls. terms, clearing the in-field Read top-edged a sweep off
by Errors continued to come regularly. Henderson and Broad pouched
he Patel dropped Maddy on 74 at Fleming brought up his the catch.
deep mlid-wicket he fore fifty off 35 deliveries and Inexplicably, Snap;' brought
he Allenby fe~ll after; a goxtl flat re- things looked bleak for back Cummins and Patel and
in turn from Shreek was~ collected Leicestershire skipper Jeremy Ealham launched a barrage of big
hit by Read. Snape. shots to provide another twist.
2 A late flurry from young But he and his side were But Leicestershire kept
nlPaul Harrison and Maddy left given a lucky boost when his their cool and, as wvickets
Notts with a stiff challenge full-toss was helped by tumbled in the closing overs, se-
53 Fleming to long-leg where cured bragging rights in the East
ive Cummins took a fine catch. Midlands, albeit by a narrow
Jr Ie-~~ That was followed by margin.
Hussey driving straight to cover Maddy took two catches to
rk ~ C to give Broada wicket in his fi- leave no-one in any doubt
ice nal over and suddenly the mo- that this was his day. (BBC
hle mentum had swung dramatically Sport)

Darren Maddy confirmed
his status as Twenty20's
premier batsman.

butr Fleming and G:raeme
Sw\annl made light of' that as
they punishedl a waywrard
Ryan Cumminiis to give the
(UlinghS:L mospec S(Lldfl

1ii h bli unreicssively~ as he 50
to~ up '-arls1 in th~e sevcnth

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Weather foils Win dies 'A' ."n:ia

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lands out
Group We

:TOWN, Guyana, (CMC) Fast bowler Rasheed
k four for 13 as Jamaica skittled the Leeward Is-
cheaply on the first day of their second round TCL
st Indies Under-19 match at the Wales ground yes-

:a dismissed their opponents for just 138, and when
re pulled they were 52 for two, just 86 runs behind.
the Leewards won the toss and chose to bat,,their
ailed to make an impact as they struggled against
Jamaican bowling attack.
Orlando Peters, who top-scored with 42, and Moncin
h 21, showed any resistance.

cowler si d the cance o fn sh of he jo by h e

inner Marcel Parchment chipped in with two for 23 and
inner Christopher Watson, two for 36.
close, Marlon Johnson was unbeaten on 19 and cap-
e Trenchfield four.

stumps we
After 1
batsmen f
the varied
Only (
Hodge witl

Jamaia b
left-arm sp
At the
tain Jamic


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DARREN Maddy was the st
of the shlow as Leiclestershi
beat Nottinghamshire
f'our runs to win t
Twe~inty20) Cup.
Maddy~l a 86) became t
lT Isrst nun to c~ore 000 runs
I wenix 20 a, .nd Jiml AIlenby
(0-1.a t~ he !oxes made 177-:
the Ic~~lous lnlmnts hiche~st fit
Stephenl'l I leming struck
.1nd~ 1),1 ul Hussey) 37 to gi

Ilhe 11-11 In ynick succession.
Silm!.iI PteI and Ma
lIalhanll blared l~awa but on

exes dde Ih lde toher 20h-1
l\itui u-normedol their ftatus

He~ w~as dropped on or
13 by Galrclt C`lough a~t ~ac
w~ardl pointl an m

operl : rfe ni
bichadnd uc

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Support: Gary Prince supported his captain well and was
left not out on an entertaining 60).


Dare~n Ga~nga. und including the
hardl-hitting Pollard, stroke-
nuikler Williamn Perkins and the
agFgressive Ricardo Powell.
SWest Indies vice-captain
Rarmnarcsh Sar~wan has yet to
putI .. ~,.. Ib. Ia sor S o fC note andt
[ f or thle talented batsman to
comec goodc.
He will lead a batting
line-up that. includes
Narsihgh D~eonarine, Lennox
Cush, Crandon and Imnran
Kh~an, the latter of.whom~ has
played some important in-
nlings in the tournament for-
hlis team.

deliveredl with a blistering
match-winning half'-rcntury.
In their semifinals, Trnmdad
a~nd Tobayo did likewise and
sent powerful all-rounder
Keir~on P'ollard to(r nulmber three
anid he played a mnatch-winning
knock;. which madde the differ-
ence between the two sides.
Spin bowling has been
the forte of both sides and .
Nagain!ootoo of Guyanla and
Samouel IBndree for T'rinidad '
and1( T'obago will b~e the key
members of thle bow~ling.
Both teamns possess strong
batting, withl T&T led by the ~
likes of West Indies batsman

reigning champions in the Carib
Beer Cup and ("bulleng~e. w~ill
meet Guyana, KFC Cup one-
day champions inl the grand f'i-
na;l at the Stanford Cri~cket
At stake` will beL a~ prize of
US$1 m illio~li the biggest purse
outside of the Cricket World

Cup. TI~he
US$500 0(

w~ork o` R

On T1
easily disl

ruinners-up' will ge echtefia.

openng utih o th ben equal;lyl clinicall. btinlg
t, uveusmad liht the Caymlan Islandl s in the
MlontserIl~ra aund in the openecr. brushing aside Ba-
otch.. out-thought the bados and11 then cruishing
cie~iunicns. Nevis inl thle semifinal.
hursdayl) night they "We k~now our gameL andi we
posted of Grenada to know we can win.'' sa~id T'rinidld
and Tobano skipper Daren
Ganng; "It~ sa big game,. but
Tr~inidadc and Tobhago cr~icket is
strong at the mnomntc l and we are
After Tlhutrsdov's~ semlif~inL ~[
the Guyanelsd too halve hligh ex-
"We will be corning out to
,give our all," said veteran leg-
-I spinner Mahendra
t Nagamootoo, who was Manl-of-
the-Match in the semis.
S"We: have a plan in mind
and we will be sticking to our
Plan. Of course we are looking
ti~r the win. It's a big event andi
a goodl gamne to w\in."
r-Changing tactics have
been the key to thle victories
for both sidles. InI the match
against Jamnaica, the

they beat Jamaica ole saun r~reter\jd to I l
nlumlber three position andb( h


ST JOHN'S, Antigua,
(CMIC) The best two cricket
teams in the WIest Indies go
head-to-head in the Stanford
20/20 final today at 19:00 ht in
w~hat is being billed as one of
the biggest sporting events in
the region's history.
r rinidntl and Tobaum. the

Bly Narz Y'acoob

'IH ra le miotile-o deT
crickecters was again exposed
against Harbados on the

Indies Uinder-19 Challenge
vesterday at the Enumore
C'ricket G;round.
A-fterl left-hanlders Mcrlon
Ba~rclay (5 not: outI) alnd Darren
Bravo (53) lnid the foundation
lorl a1 bute total with an attrac-
tive 96-ruln thlirdt w\icket~ partlne1-

andlt lowerl-lorderI failed~ to ca\pit-

sp~in of Jedl Yea;rw ood~ (fur
\\ickets forI tw\o rulns) and Wcst
Indies L'ndcr-l' 10~ fat owler
Kemar~lt R2oadc1 ctour f~or j;).

last1 fiei \ wihckt fo 1,1 rIIuns.
In1 rely'~. Hlarbadlos closed
onl 35 w\ithrout lost; withl first

Yearwo\tod onl' 221 nolt out ith
lbetf'oulr\ and Ro"ger W\illiamlS

Seekhingp ;I imprmll~ edI perforil-
mal~nce ; laiains the Ba!ians to r`-

cha;nges to, theL tenni tlat \\'on ln

fIrSt1 inins i thei opening

.Rankeloyn Rouse an e-sinr
A. areth Roadm unich thid-
D.Butat e expe b Brofs opee
A.\Ie Daniel an prhrbRacr hn 6
n o n G ergn e 11 0w li i(Is c ri d

f. & T loastp Atheir oee
Rouse (2) ad Hat ( o
the Rmrolin o Brouch with.
V all oo cih Brunsothwie hr

F. Rouser~ 10w Ro~ach 2
A.Barathib-Sl-,w-loach l 2

But the Queeni's Park
Cricket Clu~ pair of Barclay
ans illv sbtatle in with well
The dluo tooke the total to
81 fo~r twVo at lunch, with Branvc

continued to dominate the pace
and spin attack; employed by
But on reaching his second
f~ifty' of the tour-namnent. Br-aml
w~aS deceivecd in flight andr
Brooks gleef~lully accepted a re-
turIn catch. to have cT&rT at 10-1
for thlreec.
Thlc talentdc~t Brav\o batted~i

Akiell Timlothy (4) anld skiip-
per Sunil Narine (2) again
fa~iled to impress with thle butl
andt soonll~l T&T as in a spot of'
h~otherlon 135 for-fiv'e.
In-betwee~cn Ba~rc~lay re~achdc
hlis fir-st f~ill t\ th~~is levecl. H-i
landmark cameic in I142 minute\

W\i,~tcktkeeper Somlantr

pusrhedi the \core to 173 lor hII

aundl Roachz combinedd to~ desi~ro
thec T&cYT baltting a~s the ch;ami
plions slippedt froml 179) for I'il

R;IIur1oo P ll~indIC B~oodhlai ((CI
faniled~ to Ilroublel the \corers.
Ilenting Bairc~llay strandedc~ onl 85

the cre~as. lasted~ for 2 '7(li in-

Totes. tacedut 7412 balls) andst
eight of w akt:ll3 how to 04 litth

Braithwaite 4-1-13-0, Maynard 145
e 10 (bl Bokwo d6 5-52 2.
R. Williams not out 8
J. Yearwood not out 22
Extras: (b-1, Ib-2, w-2) 5
Total: (for no wkt, 13 overs) 35
Bowling: J. Ramroop 4-1-7-0. Timo-
thy 2-0-15-0 (w-2), V. Ramroop 4-3-4-
0, Narine 3-14-0.

A victory lap taken by the vi torious Guyana Stanford 20\20 team when
mn the quarter-fmnal. .

Francols pilots

ting by the Windward Islanlds
batsmen who scored in excess
of a hundred runls byv the end
of the first session.
The Gruyanese bow~lers
were ulnable to ma~intainl a con-
sisten line a~ndl lngth and none
of the bowlers was~ sparel the
OpeneS rs T.Ilar-per aInd
Keddy Le'sporis posted an
entertaining 35-ruln stand be-
f~ore the lalttr was brillia~ntly
caught and bowled by right~
arm metiuim pa"Cer Krishna
Deosural;n forr 12 w\hile soton
after Harper nippedl a catch
to Ra~jendra C'handrikal at
third slip off pa~cer Rvan
Hercules for I8.
Donwell Hector and his
skipper Francois continued
the flurry of runs with some
extravagant cover drives to
bring up their first 50 in just
the 12th over while they put
together an exciting 37-run
third-wicket stand.
Hector w'ho faIced1 44 hlls
at the crease wIith seven heluti-
full fours. pu'ShedI LClentaivelyS to
off-spinner andi cupla~~in Steven
Jacobs. a~nd olffered Shemllroy
Bar-rington aI simlple' C;IchI I al lr-
wardt short-leg for.~ 34, befOre

D. Poliu's stp,. Georgeson
b Permaul 5
Extras: (b-1, 1b-2, nb-3, w-5) 11
Total:(all o~ut, 94.2 overs) 313
Fall of-wickets: 1-35, 2-53, 3-90, 4.
Bowling: B. Bess 10-3-53-0, R. Her-
cue 81- 8-1 K. Desran 41cob1d

2-h-60-3, T.Gonsalves 7-0-26-0, G.
GUYANA first innings
S. Barringtori not out 5
M. Boodram not out 0
Extras: (nb-2) 2
Totali (nowicket, covers) 7
Bowling: D. Grant 3-4-3-0, G. Prince

Branson Johnso~n playedct second
f~iddlel to luis aggrecssive leader.
By lunch the W'indwa';rd Is-
Iaunds werIe somewhal;t satisfied
with thcir progress, at 10)5 for
threec baut upon' recsumptiono l ac~-
ccle~ratedr and pushed~t the score
past the 150 manrk froml 21.1

\lasm. biut they did notl capita~l-

tlrated by: a olill andl wonlderIful
r9l-run ninthl-w\icktc~ s(;rtan be-
tweecn F~r;ncois atnd Ganry

heaten (,0 deicoratedJ with 11
f~our~s andl~ a solitary\ six frlom l

By Ravendra MLadholall

tion and discipline were the
key components for the
Windward Islands' captain
Lauron Francois who mar-
shalled his team with a mag-
nificent maiden regional Un-
der-19 century against
Guyana yesterday at the
Demerara Cricket Club
ground in Queenstown.
At the endl of` the first day's
play in the second around of the
2006 T`CL Gr.oup West. IldieS
three-day\ cricket challlen~ge, the
left-hantfdeFrancois hit 15 limlrs
and four sixes in hlis 13:5 as the
Leewardcs amnassed a formlidable
313 in their first innings while
Guyana. wvho had to negotiate
five oversi towalrds the end. we~e
seven without loss with
Shemroy Barrington on five and
debutant Mobindra Boodram
still to get off the mark.
On a sunl-drenlched dlay,
Guvana won the toss and
without hesitation inserted
the Leewards to take first
strike on a dry-straw
coloured pitch, and, on an ex-
tremely fast outfield were
treated to some positive bat-

ovlers while so~on after Johnson,
who was lookingS perli[lous after
strokmer threeC f~our. wa;S unI-

Th'le skipper- continuedct to
lIa;t with grout~ conflidenlce and
comlmi nltmencar-essilg anexc-
quisite extra-cover drive to

frlon~ijust 49~ balls, I15 mlinl-
utes w~ithl f'our f~urs and three

I-ixellcouldnc ot hav~e foundanu-

.lames (0). Scon Sweenl ((6: and
Dawnley GrIant (2-) fe~ll in qulick
..Succession, to give Ihe. hoirne
. .,
r- ~.r 'O I 01 inhu "

I1; 11.12 \ balls 1 il.j~l 1111' l

Frilan~cis. wh dol h

176t hacl~s:nl tlllc \rm es oine o
\\eingr up hisce nter s clebrated

fours jandd hreSiteg H wa

WINDWARD Islands first innings
T. Harper c Chandrika b Hercules
K. Lesporis c ab Deosaran 18
D. Hector c Barrington
bJacobs 34
L. Francois c Gonsalves -

B. J mnas n stp. wkp. 1
Gergeo PbePermaul 24
S. Sween c Barrington
b Jacobs 6
D. Grant stp. Georgeson
b Jacobs .. 2
G. Prince not out-~ .- 60
O.Lewis c wkp. Georgeson
b Singh 1

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most ouritanding bodybuilder
moving on for a chance to pom-
pete for the overall title at the
National Cultural Centre.
On the dislaff side, there
will be the Ms Guyana Body-
building, the Fitnses and the
Body Filness compenu~lons.
Thii yaru the men s compe-
tluon walil be suiff and defend-
ing chamlpion Lmd_ Sharpe usi
hate to, be on the ball If he 12. to

reclaim his utle.
Of the opponents expected
to put up a fight will be over-
seas-based Eustace Abraham
who has been railung mCanada
where he now resides; Mr Night
of Champions Chnl Duke, last
year's runner-up Bruce
Whatiey: three-time Central
American and Caribbean (CAC'
gold medallist Sylvon Gardner:
Mr 2006 Funess Paradise Mike

Morris and newcomer to the se-
niar scene Jermalne Jones. A
number of other bodybullders
w~ill taket part In the compen~-
tion. but might be overshad-
owed by the above-mentione~d.
Abraham had rrowed the
crowd with an amazing per-
formance last year as a guest
poser. and if he comes ripped
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Same great INDI Taste

Cflarot~te Street, Georg~et~o n l

OIL will be rubbed, lights
will focus and the audience
will riseI their gaze on the
country's best bodybuilders
tonight as they fliex heir
muscles for the title of Mr
Senior National Bodybuild-
ing champion
The mecn will compete In
their weightl Jn isions uwnh the


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ported on the local contingent to
the Games at Olympic House
on Friday.
The GOA presented
Fernandes with a special
plaque for her achievement

and her parents, Robert and
]Luana Fernandes, another
for their "dedication and
support" for the development_
(Please turn to page 26)

By Isaiah Chappelle
NICOLETTE Fernandes'
gold medal at the Central
American & Caribbean
TCAC) Games in Cartegena

was one of quality. -
President of the Guyana
Olympic Association (GOA)
K. Juman-Yassin declared that
Fernandes made Guyanese "ex-
tremely proud", when he re-

SPECIAL award: GOA's Garfield Wilshire presents a plaque to CAC gold medallist Nicolette Fernandes. Delano Williams

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As Guyana prepares for Regional and General Elections,
the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) takes this
opportunity to remind the general public and political
par-ties of the following:
It is against the law for persons to willfully
excite or- attempt to excite hostility or ill will
against any section of the population or any person,
on the grounds of their or his or her race.

It is an offence for persons to make or publish or
take any action that r-esult or- can r-esult in racial or
ethnic violence or hatred among the people.

Persons engaged in such actions may face fines and
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A message from the ERC

LADIES, there are two ques-
tions that any man will ask
you that will invariably get
your heart pumping: "Will
you marry me?" and "How
many men have -you slept
But does he really need to
know your sex status?
Imagine this You're lying
in bed with your new man.
you're thinking that he's 'the
one', but just when everything
seems to be going so smoothly,
he casually pops that question:
'So, how many men have you
slept with then?'
Men always do this in bed.
You inwardly groan. YouI don~t
want to lie because you like
him, but you are equally con-
cerned with telling him the
truth! To tell or not to tell, that
is the question?
Why is it hard to fess up
to a mnan?
Most men want to be the
special one and invariably they

want to know that you regard
them as the best lover you've
ever had. So most men don't
want to know that you have a
long list of lovers.
Really, truthfully, they: want
to think that you only had one
before them. They don't want
a list because the more men on
the list make them feel tlhreat-
Competition is genet~ically
inbuilt into meln think sport
and you'll get the idea. So any
man or men will feel threatened
as your previous partners aut0-
matically start sounding like ri-
vals which will make them in-
Questions like "was he
good" or- am better than himl"
will suddenly crop up.
So if faced with a longer list,
a man can easily start thinking
that his partner is comlparing
him to her previous lovers or
wonder why herl previous lov-
Crs have not mecant that1 much to

our men as 'cheap' or 'easy' be-
cause they've had more than one
or two partners. In fact, we're
often more worried if they
haven't had any previous lov-
ers, because then they seem,
frankly, sad!
But men can feel critical
and that means that we have to
decide whether to come clean or
not. Speaking to mly girlfriends'
dilemmna 1 have pult together forl
you a; few general rules which
seen to work well.

How to handle 'that'
dreaded question
Don't try) to be clever by
trying to postpone the conver-
sation once it starts Yil nn my
think that you are do~ll.llnist
laun nd forta wth le it mnmkseeln

y~ou re` not eager to aInswer the
queStion and that will plant
con rrns in his mind. .
l: ou caln rea~ssure him
about the first but if oulr
mcranl values are seriously dif-
forecnt. this mnay be tricklerI to
navigate. Distinguish between
his insecurities over vour-sexual
history and any\ moral objee-
tions he mnay have to it.

seem al good idea when you
don't want to make waves on

Daya n~e.o bt doesn't aneke
months or years down the line
the truth comes out.

It's a small leap from there
to thinking that he doesn't mean
all that much her and then
surfaces anger and blame. Is-
sues arise before you even start
the first hurdle.
With some men. there's a
set of hidden judgements going
on. Lik~e it or not. certain cor-
ners of society still see a female
who hlas had more thann 'a fe~w
lovers as li-.hli\ suspect de-
spite the faIct hat1 i few is at
ten considered pretty unusual
by mnodern-day' standards.
Are w~omenc that diffe~rent?

when wec hea\r about our pre~de-
cessors: w\e feel the same jeal-
ousy. the samne warine~ss be-
cau1Se' we don't wantl then to
compare. And w\ome~n. far more
than1 menll ha1Ve nlightmareU fan l
tasies about their mnla pining f~r
his ex, or being se~duced~ back by
B3ut wec don't. as a rule. see

Don't kid yourself about
y'our ow~n ability to keep a se-
cret. If you decide to lie about
the number of partners you're
had. only do so if you know that
y'ou can stick to your story for
life, even under the influence or
inl the middle of' a blazing row.
Reassurance is th~e key -
tell him clearly that you are
\\ith him~ bcauslle hec is your
partner of` choice and that past
partners are. fimlyll) inl the pas1.

be the man~ ~or y'ou. Walkh away.
Trust does build over the course

f sadnhatonsi.bti h ae has
Inay want to find someone who
loves you for who you are.

A word of warning. Don't
ever. ever, ever compare him
with past lovers sexually or-
emotionally unless that
comparison's in his favour.
If it's true, tell himn he is
The Best Lover you ever had -
and keep telling him that f~or-
Do state your sexual
history~ with pride but don't
go into too muchl detail. It
has made y'ou the wonderful

ashamed or embarrassed,
your man will pick up these
eno lons r tf yotufeel bad

there's something for him to
feel bad about.




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The paucity of literary ex-
pression in a society where
there is relative freedom of
expression, increasingly inex-
pensive methods of printing,
and the biennial incentive of
the Guyana Prize for Litera-
ture may be to the average
observer of such things a
puzzlement. However, as may
be true of the stagnation of
Guyana as a whole, there are
often certain blemishes be-
hind the fagade which con-
tribute to the chronic under-
development of literature and
associated critical analysis in
Guyana. Two publications
provide, by way of contrast,
some opportunity of insight
into this situation.
The first is The Guyana
Annual, 2005-2006 edited by
Petamber Persaud, writer of
Pepperpot's Literary Corner.
Originally named The Guyana
Christmas Annual when it first
started close to the beginning of
the last century, this annual
magazine made up primarily of
submissions of short fiction and
poetry sourced through a com-
petition has been the main out-
let for new writing in Guyana
for the past seven years.
It should be said that as a
vehicle for publishing new writ-
ers, this most recent issue of the
magazine like the others be-
fore it was invaluable. That
said, the writing was primarily
poor, something acknowledged
in the Judges' report on the
Adult Short Story Competition
but applicable to the entire pub-
lication. In the overall scope of
this review, however, this pov-
erty and here again the anal-
ogy may be drawn from the

this publication, as has been said
before, is symptomatic of the
state of literature and general
critical analysis in Guyana.
Petamber Persaud has in recent
years become known for his
fervour, against all odds, in pro-
moting local literature; he has
created and hosted two televi-
sion programmes, organised po-
etry readings, and facilitated a
host of other activities geared
toward that end. Even the most
ardent of gardeners, however,
cannot cultivate water-lilies in a
desert. What most literary
work originating in this country
suffers from is the inadequacy
of the environment to support
it. In the next year, there will
be workshops in almost every
field but literary; even a recent
drama workshop in Georgetown
was sponsored by the United
States Centre for Disease Con-
trol, as part of the abundantly
funded anti-HIV/AIDS effort in
Guyana. In fact, the Annual it-
self is made possible by a gen-
erous contribution from
Gulyanese, Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh,
a proud resident of Midlands,
There are no regular publi-
cations of creative writing, hence
no regular criticism for the cre-
ative writing to better itself. It
happens that whenever the An-
nual comes out every Christmas,
there is the tendency to praise
the miracle of its birth rather
than to see the defects in the in-
fant. That is true of the 2001
issue edited by this writer.

We can turn for now to the
second publication, The Arts
Journal, Volume 2 Number 1.
Dated September, 2005 but
with printing finishing earlier
this year this is only the third
issue of the journal, the first be-
ing that of May, 2004. In light
of this, the claim on the front
inside cover, "The Arts Journal
is a peer-reviewed critical Jour-
nal published twice yearly," is
more of a statement of intent
than a reflection of reality.
The production of the Jour-
nal, as a less democratic, more
highbrow, more intellectually
elite publication than the An-
nual, can be seen as even more
laborious. Captained by
Ameena Gafoor, the Arts Jour-
nal is an attempt to produce a
serious critical publication con-
cerned with contemporary Car-
ibbean Arts and Culture. The
printing stock is more expensive
than that of the Annual; the
cover is better designed; it pos-
sesses an International Standard
Serial Number ISSN, which
shows that the persons behind
it are serious about copyright;
it has a barcode necessary for
electronic POS machines; and,
more importantly, the writing is
far better than that in the An-
The latter should be under-
standable. This latest issue is
guest edited by noted academic,
Victor Ramraj, out of the Uni-
versity of Calgary in Canada.
The Journlal's Editorial Board
includes staff from the Univer-

country in general is more
symptom than disease.
Also, competitions like
pageants can be contentious
and their results open to debate.
In the adult categories for ex-
ample, this reviewer found,
honourable mention awardee,
Pamela Jordan's work deserving
of higher places. Her control of
Creole is ably displayed in the
rhythmic narrative of the short
story, Audrey, the Talk Queen;
and the direct, measured sim-
plicity of her poem, Forbidden
Fruit shows an understated
craftsmanship that you find in
the most enduring of love songs.
The same could be said of
Natasha Yushf's Umbra, which
received an honourable mention
even as two lesser poems of
hers, Against All Odds and
Hindu Woman, received the sec-
ond and third prizes respec-
tively in the Open Poetry Cat-
In this, the judging may be
suspect, not in its intent but its
overall competence. We find,
for example, a Judges' report
which takes the fifty-something
poems submitted to mean a
possible upsurge in poetry writ-
ing, and which also gives a list
of guidelines to aspiring young
fiction writers including the tip,
"The writers must be closely
involved in the stories." As a
rule, the poetry category usu-
ally receives the most entries in
any competition simply be-
cause many writers labour un-
der the misconception that po-
etry is far easier than fiction to.
write. And to offer aspiring
writers such archaic and ambigu-
ous advice will ultimately do far
more harm than good.
At the end of the day, what-
ever paucity is inherent within

The Arts Journal, Vol 2 Number 1.

sity of Guyana, UWI, as well
London Metropolitan Univer-
sity. The Editorial Advisors are
even more impressive in terms
of numbers, geography and
The first issue of the Jour-
nal tackled the issue of Indian
identity in Caribbean society as
a whole and in the Arts in par-
ticular. As a topic this was
timely in the sense that it re-
flected a relatively new critical
sub-structure in the overarching
superstructure of post-colonial
studies; it also represented a
fairly rounded view of the sub-
ject, offering a variety of per-
spectives primarily grounded in
the contemporary Caribbean
experience. The publication of
Bernadette Persaud's an ac-



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Canada based Guyanese art-
ist, David Campbell has made
a name for himself in his
adopted country, establishing
himself in a variety of artis-
tic disciplines. A singer,
songwriter and guitarist, a
poet and a painter and a
writer, Campbell is as real a
Renaissance Man as it gets.
He recently sat down with
regular Pepperpot contribu-
tor, Norman Faria, for a one
on one Q and A about his life
and his arts.

you're originally from Guyana.
Your father was the great
Amerindian leader Stephen
Campbell (1897-1966) and your
mother an outstanding woman
in her own right..
ANSWER: My family

lived in the PIImeroon(~I RI\er .Lre,
and I went II1 MarndleJl RC
school there om r i
school males there I remember ~
were Malcolml aIndl Augustus
France and H IIrred ~ illiam<
who was ai tremendolu :Ihlete '
I left there to go- to~ St Siandl.lus
College in GeorPeIow\\n
NF. In the 19611-- lo.u enul-
grated to Englalnd .Is .I -'0 !er
old. What made you go there?
DC. I actually first went to
Canada where a sister, Shawani.
had gone with her husband
shortly before. I then went
over to England. My colonial
childhood programmed me to
head to the "Mother Country".
along with countries of the
North like Canada and the USA
from which all things "bright
and beautiful"' came.
NF. I first heard you sing

atI the OISE brullldg In Toronrl,
In the midJ 19715s O~n of the~
asongs lou perlorm~led rhere wasI
the hauntin. werll recen edj
Mother Co.unt~r\" abo~ut she
plight r`1 Immigranls Irom~n Ihe
Carshbean and Gu\lan.. In Bril-
DC. Rll song~ (ollnelne'
chro~ncle w~hat has happened. o:r
I\ ha7ppeninf. IIo certain of1 ni)
fellow human beings whose sto-
ries may not have yet been re-
ally told. The harshtreritment,
in Britain, of the first "dark" ar-
rivals from the British colonies,
where they were indoctrinated
to believe they would be totally
welcome, was a must to write
NF. You had several al-
bums in the UK before making
in my view the really excellent
Through Arawak Eyes in

fine m~usician
NF. Some of the songs drew\
on lour exapernces~e In Britain
and Canada but also the Carib-
bean and Guyana. There are
songs such as "Working for a
Dollar", about Caribbean con-
tract farm workers in Canada
and the U.S., and "Kabakaburi
Children Dancing in the Sun"...
DC. I am not a propagan-
dist, forever limited to writing
about one subject over and over
again. I write songs and poems
(Continued on page IX)

Canada in the mid 1970s. The
U.S. singer Willie Nelson once
said that his poems became
songs when he put music to
then. How was it for you?
DC. For mle, melodies have
always come readily. The thing
I had to work really hard on
was finding words to go with
the melodies. Writing poems,
without rhyme was a tremen-
dous liberation for me after the

tough discipline of finding good
rhymes for my songs.
NF. You were a guitarist
playing with bands at clubs in
Toronto when you went back
to Canada from England. Did
you meet up with Dave Mar-
tins and the Trade Winds when
they were on the club circuit
DC. Yes, I did meet up
with David in that era. He is a

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trance' exams and then being left
much on their own devices for
a term as the focus swung to the
next batch of students. This was
an attempt to encourage the chil-

the world ~of literature in as
wide a manner as possible.
Hence the focus was not on any
one text but an exploration of

That idea came to fruition
with assistance of Mrs. James,
head of the Juvenile Department
of the National Library, who in-
cluded the project mn the activi-
ties for August Vacation offered
by the library. The other two
facilitators were Valerie Ramsey
and Petamber Persand*
'A Dip into Literature 2006
was a vast unprovement to the
2005 event, effecting some of
the recommendations resulting
from the 2005 affair. This year,
in addition to certificate of par-
ticipation given to participants,
corporate Guyana came on
board with other offerings. The
Bookseller donated fifteen nov-
els, Guyana Entertainment
Magazine (GEM) supplied
copies of the magazine to the
top two participants, and Wire-
less Connections twenty as-
sorted gift packages (due to un-
foreseen circumstances the giths '
were presented after the 'gradu-
ation' cerenlony). .
The final: session of A Dip
into Literatiire was covered by
the electronics and print media
via National Communications `

artistry and how well they said
something worth saying, result-
ing in them lasting generations
and even centuries.

were shared including poems by
David Dabydeen, John Agard,
and Louise Bennet; in fiction,
trips were taken to many parts
of the wordd ep riencmn & f
tures in science fiction, mythol-
ogy drama, many specially
prepared short plays with de-
lightful punch lines were enacted.
Drama sessions were the more
exciting ones of the project be-
cause groups of participants tried
to outdo each other, constantly
raising the bar of performance.
This second Dip into Litera-
ture 2006 was spearheaded by
Petamber Persaud, literary activ-
ist, supported by Sally
Stevenson, a development
worker from the UK living in
Guyana, Sheila King, writer of
children literature, and Valerie
Ramsay, former teacher and
youth worker.
When A Dip into Literature
started last year, it was a novel
literary project for Guyana (the
novelty hasn't worn off). The
idea was conceived by Sally
Stevenson who spearheaded the
event in July of 2005. It, said
Stevenson, 'was prompted by
personal experience of receiving
children into Form 1 and of par-
ents' reports of their children
having done 'Common En-



Network Inc. (NCN television)
and Kaieteur News. The 'gradu-
a esditd noto eh way honte
fectiveness of the short course.
In closing the 20(16 session, both
participants 'and facilitator ex-
pressed sadness at the parting
of ways but also expressed joy
that it was an experience to last
the young minds a lifetime. Of
course, plans are already afoot
to make 'A ~Dip into Literature
2007' bigger and` better with
consideration in train to take it
to other parts of the country.
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telephone (592) 226-0065 or
e m a i 1
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production; for further
information please contact
the editor at telephone
number and email address
listed above.
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author is A HANDBOOK OF
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will be duly acknowledged.

...And then the students took
over the class. Ten, eleven-year-
old girls and boys, regular chil-
dren, just finish writing Second-
ary School Entrance Examina-
tion (Common Enuance), mov-
ing on to some of the top sec-
ondary schools in Georgetown.
As the end of the project drew
nigh, the participants indicated
to the facilitators their intent to
plan the final session of the ven-
ture. No thank you, we
wouldn't need any help from
you, our respected teachers. It
was dramatic but not unex-
pected. The facilitators, though
intent on imparting knowledge,
and who planned their every
succeeding instruction from re-
sponses and feedbacks of the
participants, knew something

was afoot. The whole process
especially the take-over was an
inspiring warning experience for
the facilitators pupils educat-
ing the teachers.
The occasion was the second
staging of A Dip into Literature,
org~anised by the Juvenile De-
partment of the National Librry
and implemented on location dur-
ing the month of July 2006. It
consisted of eight sessions of one
and a half hours each, extending
frequently for another thirty min-
utes, as the mood dictated.
The programme offered a
varied and flexible scheme intro-
ducing literature to students in
transition from primary to sec-
ondary school, to whet their ap-
petite, to increase their appre-
tiation of literature and to un-
cover and nurture talents. The
ultimate aim was to break down



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the daunting bplrrie associated
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Fine-tunling of: the annual

befittnlo2l, "tis "?"" an
sponses.. Howe~rver,ithe peail-
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As far as possible, the ses-
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all experiencing how reading for
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and imagination, increase stock
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and enrich lives. This improve-
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they could all be proud of, and
G~uyanese labour with cen-
turies of history was not only the coloniser and
his overseas European home-
lands, but to the pleasant every-

hee,e rien an d Ine dn t
Guyana. To believe otherwise
would be to encourage both dis-
regard and disrespect for the
labour, sacrifices, and achieve-
ments of all our local ancestors.
The cinema in Guyana and
a majority of films seen here
prior to the 1980s, became an
ideal theatre which questioned
and practically inspired
Guyanese audiences towards
pride and joy in their lives. The
cinema challenged Guyanese to
either believe in the possibilities
of a society built on the best ide.
als acted out for them on screen,
or simply to ignore the numer-
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fluences they were exposed to

Cinema's Influence

on Guyanese social

stability j (Part 2)

By Terence Roberts colonisatibn built on multi- vendors, policemen and
racial collective labour: from women, teachers, civil ser-
ONE of the most amazing as- market( porters, canecutters, vants, etc, was the desire to
pects of Guyana's Anglo- stevedores, street cleaners, see the results of their labour
ce taer a society and nation

Beautiful French actress Annabella and Hollywood star Tyrone Power in Hollywood after
. returning from British Guiana and Brazil in 1941.

symbolic solutions to both per-
sonal and social problems.
No other collective gather-
ing space, neither churches,
temples, mosques, political, or
governmental buildings offered
such a level microcosm of na-
tional unity. Of course patrons
had diverse opinions on what
was shown on movie screens,
but the emotional and imagina-
tive form and content of films
pushed viewers beyond their
real conflicts in everyday life to-
wards an ideal creative zone
which offered processes of

thoughtful, careful reflection.
Evidence in the Guyanese
press extending far back into the
early 20th century prove that
the convention of 'cinema' had
become a serious cornerstone
influencing the social stability
and idealism of the growing na-
To get a closer look at how
Guyanese cinemas functioned
socially we can start by consid-
:ering "Olympic", which once
stood on Lombard Street, close
(Continued on page XVHI)

on screen.
Only the most nihilistic,
disinterested viewers, failed to
see the opportunities of ideal
social influences being demon-
strated for them on screen. On
a practical daily level Guyanese
cinemas were the only public
buildings where citizens of all
races, classes, and religions,
were integrated before stories,
dramas. songs and dances. com-
edies etc. which did not divide
SthemI with opinions on local is-
sues, but instead provided them
with sympathetic and humane

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Magistrate misinterprets Rice Ordinance

construed disjunctively and not
as expressing similarity then it
will be seen that the
Magistrate's interpretation of
the section was manifestly
"True section 7 (a) pre-
scribes that where the rent is
payable in money no breach is
committed unless it is not paid
by the 31st December but this
does not mean that a tenant can
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his rent as section 7 (b) specifi-
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deprive his landlord of the se-
curity on which he relies. The
true purport of the Ordinance is

to give to the tenant a reason-
able time to pay: he may not
wish to pay immediately and is
not obliged to do so but where
the right to delay payment up
to 31st December is being exer-
cised the padi must remain on
the land-lord's property until
payment is made.
"Counsel for the respon-
dent, the judgment said, "did not
seek to support the Magistrate's
interpretation of the Ordinance."
He agreed that a breach had
taken place but submitted that
the Magistrate could exercise his
discretion whether he would or-
der possession or not.
The judgment went on to
add, "If such a discretion ex-
ists, the basis for it must be
found in the Ordinance either
expressly or by necessary im-
plication. It cannot be too
strongly stressed that the Or-
dinance restricts and was de-
signed to restrict the common
law right of a landlord to dis-
possess his tenant after the
giving of an appropriate no-
tice", the Full Court declared
before setting aside the ruling
of the magistrate, and grant-
ing possession to the appel-
lant with costs to be taxed.

no breach was committed as
the rent was payable in money
and was payable not later than
the 31st December, 1953,
whereas the padi was removed
on the 24th October, 1953.
On appeal it was contended
for the appellant that the
magistrate's interpretation of
section 7 of the Ordinance was
wrong as paragraph (b) of that
section specifically provides
that if the tenant has not previ-
ously paid his rent he cannot
remove his padi from the land
let to him.
Counsel for the respondent
did not seek to support the
Magistrate's interpretation of
the Ordinance and agreed that
a breach of the Ordinance had
taken place. He admitted, how-
ever, that the magistrate was
empowered to exercise his dis-
cretion as to whether he would
order possession or not.
The Full Court in its appel-
late jurisdiction, held that the
magistrate erred in holding that
no breach of the Ordinance had
been committed by the respon-
dent. That Court further held
that the magistrate was not em-
powered to exercise a discretion
as to whether he should order

possession or not on such
breach. It allowed the appeal
and set aside the Order of the
Sir Lionel Luckhoo, Q.C.
had appeared for the appellant,
Sharma, while Mr. Frederick
Ramprashad, S.C. appeared for
Sankar, the respondent,
Delivering the judgment of
the Court, Justice Kenneth
Stoby noted that the appellant
had filed a complaint in the
Magistrate's Court at Leguan in
which he alleged inter alia that:
(a) The respondent (defen-
dant) was his tenant of 3 acres
of rice land at yearly rental
of $30:
(b) The tenancy was deter-
mined by notice to quit, and
(c) The defendant was not
entitled to the protection af-
forded by the Rice Farmers
(Security of Tenure) Ordinance,
No. 10 of 1945. hereinafter
called the Ordinance. as padi
grown on the land was removed
without payment of the rent
and thereby a breach of the
Ordinance was committed.
Continuing the judgment,
Justice: Stoby said that the
respondent's defence was that
he had not committed a breach

of the Ordinance. He admitted
that he had removed the padi
prior to 31st December 1953,
without paying rent but con-
tended that this did not consti-
tute a breach of the Ordinance.
According to the Judge, te
issues then which the Magis-
trate had to decide were whether
or not the respondent had com-
mitted a breach of the Ordi-
nance and if he had done so
whether the tenancy was prop-
erly determined.
Justice Stoby went on to
say that the Magistrate held
that no breach was committed
as the rent was payable in
money and was payable not
later than the 31st December
whereas the padi was removed
on 24th October, 1953. The
Magistrate's interpretation of
the relative section of the Ordi-
nance is challenged in this ap-
peal and it is therefore necessary
to examine the salient provisions
of the Ordinance, the Judge had
The Full Court Judges
added in their judgment, "If it
is borne in mind that section 5
(1) of the Interpretation Or-
dinance, Chapter 5 requires
"or" in any Ordinance to be

THE Full Court of the Su-
preme Court of Judicature in
1956 set aside a magistrate's
ruling because that magis-
trate had refused a possession
order, in relation to a tenant
who removed paddy from
rented rice lands without pay-
ing the agreed yearly rental.
Delivering judgment in favour
of the plaintiff Sharma, the Full
Court constituted by Chief Jus-
tice Frank Holder and Justice of
Appeal, Kenneth Stoby (who
later became Chancellor) granted
possession and taxed costs against
the tenant, Sankar.
The appellant Sharma
sought after one month's notice
to quit an order for possession
of rice land rented by him to the
respondent Sankar on the ground
that the respondent had removed
padi grown on the land without
payment of the rent and had
thereby committed a breach of
the Rice Farmers (Security of
Tenure) Ordinance, 1945.
The respondent admitted
that he had removed the padi
prior to the 31st December,
1953, without paying rent but
contended that this did not con-
stitute a breach of the Ordi-
nance. The magistrate held that

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present issue informs us, the
next issue (slated for March,
2006) will be guest-edited by
Dr. Gemma Robinson and will
sub-titled "A Trans-National
Caribbean: British Caribbean
Writing Prose Narrative, Po-
etry and Critical Analyses."
Instead of The Arts Journal cre-
ating a separate critical space in
which the works of writers re-
siding and writing in the
Guyana and the Caribbean can
be exposed and analysed, its
second and third issues are
concerned with the very thing
that every other journal being
published out of US, Canadian
or UK Universities are con-
cerned with: the writing of the
Diaspora as somehow repre-
sentative of Caribbean writing.
Its other upcoming issues deal
with Education across the Car-
ibbean; the bicentenary of the
Abolition of the slave trade;
Amerindians; and the 170th
Anniversary of the Arrival of
East Indians in Guyana. With
the exception of the
"Amerindian" issue, due to be
edited by Dr. Desrey Fox, it is
doubtful whether any of the
others can offer anything truly
new to their areas of reference.
To get the basic point of all
this: in the Annual you have
new fiction and poetry without
an environment or even vehicle
for the critical analysis with
which they can become better;
and with the Journal, you have
a vehicle for critical analysis
which has to import critical
perspectives from the Diaspora
to fulfil its mandate.
To keep the spirit of each
separate is to court the very
real and related dangers of
uselessness and irrelevance.
If The Guyana Annual cannot
find at least some of the criti-
cal care and regard for seri-
ous writing which informs
the Arts Journal, then nobody
will want to read mediocre
stories and poetry simply be-
cause they have been pub-
lished; and if The Journal
cannot, by the fourth issue,
anchor itself firmly in this
geographic space, then it
might as well be outsourced
to the University of Calgary,
or the University of Warwick.

teaches at the University of
Lethbridge and has published
several articles on feminine cre-
ole and Caribbean-Canadian
identities.The one exception in
The Arts Journal is a review of
Clem Seecharan's 'Sweetening
Bitter Sugar: Jock Campbell, the
Booker Reformer in British
Guiana, 1934-1966', written by
David Granger, publisher of the
Guyana Review, and originally
published in the Sunday
The thing of course with
this section of literary academia
- specifically concerning what is
regarded in the continued ab-
sence of any antithesis as
"post-colonial Caribbean litera-
ture" is that the players do not
seem to recognize the inherent
falseness of the exercise they
engage in, the abuse of the
themes of slavery/
indentureship/repression in so-
cieties they have either never
lived in or are disengaged from,
and exile/un-belonging in societ-
ies in which they, ironically,
have carved out a lucrative, self-
perpetuating niche. And ulti-
mately this is done to the detri-
ment of the writing that can
most authentically be described
as contemporary Caribbean
writing; that being produced
within the Caribbean by authors
residing here.
It can be argued that the
point of this issue of The Jour-
nal was to expressly look at
new writing of the Caribbean
Diaspora in the United King-
dom and Canada. The inverse
would be more factual. Guest-
editor Ramraj points out,
"When I edit this
special issue of The Arts Jour-
nal on recent writing by West
Indian authors residing in
Canada and the UK, I knew,
given the imperatives of journal
publication drastic deadlines
and limited number of pages -
that I could not produce an is-
sue that would give a compre-
hensive understanding of just
how abundant and how supe-
rior are their literary produc-
tion." One gets a sense that it
is the availability of the writing
which dictated what should be
in the Journal,
As the back cover of the


the critical analyses presented
in the Arts Journal also stems
out of successfulness of the so-
cieties in which those writer re-
side. Underlying these con-
trast's is the basic fact of eco-
nomics. In Guyana, the pro-
duction of serious writing,
much the less serious critical
analysis, is a burden more than
anything else. No one can live
off creative writing here, not
even attempting to do like most
writers and buttress it with an
academic pay cheque. In
Canada and the UK, these
things are self-perpetuating in
that writers make a living either
by creating formulaic literature
by mining the still bountiful
thematic ore of exile and be-
longing, or writing criticism of
that same formulaic fiction,
which turns out very often to
be basically the same thing.
The current issue of The Arts
Journal is a text-book example
of this phenomenon.
"In turning away from the
traumatic history of her
Guyanese birth family, Daphne
struggles to negotiate a place for
herself in the Canadian nation,"
writes Andrea Medovarski of a
character in Tessa McWatt's
Out of My Skin. Both writer
and reviewer live in Canada,
with Medovarski having "pub-
lished on postcolonial theory
World Literature Written in En-
"Ultimately, as introduction
to the dynamics of space and
horticulture in Mootoo's writ-
ing, 'A Garden of Her Own', ar-
ticulates both the loss of home
and Vijai's tentative attempts to
establish a new home," writes
Jordan Stouck of a character in
Shani Mootoo's book. Stouk

bean imagination. However,
that argument ignores the fact
that that geographic space also
coincides with not only climate
and culture but economics, the
latter being the main reason that
most writers of Caribbean (or
their parents) migrate in the
first place. And analyses of
writing of the Diaspora, the ex-
pressions of alienation/home-
sickness/whatever are usually
carried out in monologue, with-
out any relation to writing com-
ing out of the contemporary
[geographical] Caribbean serving
either as counter-balance or
complement. Therefore, you
can have Harald Leusmann's
stating in his review of Fred
D'Aguiar's Bethany Bettany
that "Guyana is certainly on
Fred D'Aguiar's mind" and
"Guyana itself can easily be re-
garded as a character in this
novel, which deals with topics
like exile and return, family and
community, solitude and re-

demption", without any chal-
lenging of the definition of
Guyana or the topics deemed
characteristic of it. For example,
Leusmann can offer no reference
with which to contrast "exile
and return" we can disregard
the other characteristics as uni-
versal or ambiguous enough to
be rendered irrelevant as 'char-
acteristic' as being represen-
tative of Guyana, so that must
be the totality of it. It is some-
what like having a newspaper
being published by residents of
Bel Air Gardens, carrying only
the views of residents of Bel
Air Gardens, ignoring the views
of residents of Sophia and
claiming to be representative of
Georgetown as a whole on the
basis that some Bel Air Gardens
residents had origins in Sophia.
If the failure of the writers
within the Annual is to a large
degree the failure of the envi-
ronment in which they live,
conversely, the ultra-fertility of

(From page m)

of the Journal, in that it of-
fered a critical voice to a con-
temporary mode of artistic pro-
duction, grounded in a particu-
lar history and existing in the
particular contemporary envi-
ronment of Guyana and by ex-
tension the Caribbean. The sec-
ond issue was thematically
more diffuse with articles rang-
ing from social stratification in
Jamaica during slavery, to the
Hosay Festival in Trinidad, to
Amerindian Music in Guyana.
This third issue of The Jour-
nal has lost an opportunity to
be different from every other
journal calling itself "post-colo-
nial" and "Caribbean" (often in-
separably) in that it has re-
moved the geographic space of
"Guyana and the Caribbean"
from the centrality of its focus.
Of course the argument has
been made that the geographic
space means little to the Carib-

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NF. You've been away from
Guyana, where the government
awarded you a Life Time
Achievement Award, for over 40
years. Have you been back for
DC. I went back to Guyana
a few times after I left, but
haven't been back since my im-
mediate relatives there departed
this world. The awarding of the
Life Time Achievement Award
is what other people than my-
self decide they wish to do and
it's appreciated.
NF. Thanks, David.
(Norman Faria is Guyana's
Honorary Consul in Barbados.)
*David Campbell's blog
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(From page IV)

about whatever seizes me. Some
of the time I write about the un-
derdogs of the world, whose
stories, I feel, have not been pre-
viously told.
NF. Did your get more in-

interests represented at the
march, including representation
about the Middle East situa-
NF. If I may return to your
music, you've got a nice blend
of musical styles. Were there
any singers/song writers whom
you feel influ-
enced you in
some way, includ-
ing while growing
up as a teenager
in Guyana?
DC. No, I
can't think of any
singer/song writer
who influenced
me. I think it is
the Latin Ameri-
can songs and
rhythms absorbed
as a young person
in Guyana that became a foun-
dation for part of the music I
make. Listening in my adult life
to music from all parts of the
world has also likely been an in-
direct influence on my music,
given I don't like to copy any-
one. I've written a few calypso-
like songs. But for mec calypso
doesn't go as deep as I'd like to
go in the songs I write.
NF. You've retained an al-
most pure essence of folk sing-
ing, that is with minimal accom-
paniment, such as acoustic gui-
tar, though you've at times been
backed by a combo/orchestra...
DC. Accompanying myself
on the guitar is at the core of
my music. I feel I stand or fall
on the songs I write. Sometimes

a lot of instrumentation can ob-
scure what you're trying to get
across in a song. I've made sev-
eral albums just with guitar ac-
NF. What are you doing
these days? I see from your
website you also take digital
photographs. You paint. And
you still sing at public concerts
and walk around and meet
DC. I am glad you asked
this question. My creative
production did not end with
'Through Arawak Eyes'. On
the contrary, it has heightened
since those days with the
scope of what I create. I feel [it
has] widened and deepened.
Since then, I became an acrylic
and canvas picture maker, have
kept on writing poems and
three years ago became a digi-
tal picture maker. This year
I've gotten more deeply into
digital photography and, more
recently. I have been making
short videos. Exercising my
creative potential has been the
central thing! in my artist's life.
More so than performance
which I don't think goes as
deep. Currently the creative
flame burns brighter than ever,
I've also made many CDs in-
cluding one this year called
"Autumn Moon". Yes. I still
performs at concerts and con-
tinue to meet people because of
my music and poetry.
NF. Where can we in
Guyana and the Caribbean get
your CDs?

-- ~~

volved with Native Peoples
(Amerindians) when you came
to Canada from England? When
I visited Manitoulin Island in
Ontario province, the home of
such First Nations (Canadian
Amerindians) as the Ojibway ,
the Band Council heads (cap-
tains) there told me you once
lived on the island and sang at
their concerts. Was this your
first contact with Canadian Na-
tive Peoples?
DC. No, while I was doing
research in Britain about the
Native Peoples of the Americas,
my interest in these people, to
whom I am related, was height-
ened. As soon as I arrived back
in Canada, I volunteered to work
on a programme for Native
Youth. I wrote songs about, did
programmes with, and sang for,
Aboriginal People of Canada be-

western Canadian province of
British Columbia where you've
been living for over 20 years?
DC. I am an artist, not re-
ally an "organisation" person,
and enjoy the freedom of living
an artist's life.
NF. The Concert at the
OISE hall was a solidarity
event, organised to support the
late Chilean President Salvador
Allende and protest the
Pinochet dictatorship in that
country at the-time. Among the
stanzas from your song,
"Santiago in September", sune
at the concert, is "Che, Patrice
and Salvador, Know the seed
you planted grows, And your
flower will bloom again, Though
the wind of winter blows..."
Yu seemed teodbe rem nin u
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the north including the Cana-
dian people among whom you
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DC. I was impressed by
what the Allende government
ivas doing for the campesinos
(poor people) of Chile. Leaders
who appear to be really inter-
ested in delivering something for
the materially poor people of
the world, I think deserve to be
mentioned in a song.
NF. I read in your blog* on
the Internet that you partici-
pated in a peace march in
Vancouver last June, which was
well attended despite the hor-
rendous heat. Was the focus this
year the situation in the Middle
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have a right to be on this
planet...Maybe I was a little bit
sensitive but I saw a lot of hate
Ser-rao said that he was al-
ways dreaming of coming back
home but since circumstances
did not permit it, he did just the
opposite: he developed a way of
bringing home to him.
"I started collecting things
that were Guyanese," stated
Serrao. Anything that had the
mark of his native land, he col-
lected: stamps, coins, pots,
pans, anything. He recalls
spending an entire month's sal-
ary on 1 map drawn by Mr. Jo-
seph lIadfield, after whom
Hadfie d Street in Georgetown is
named The date on the maP
read A gust 1, 1838-
"I thought this was a very
emotion thing to have," said
Serrao "a very spiritual thing.
Not in the religious sense be-
cause dat was the end of ap-
prentit eship. I mean slavery
was ac nally abolished in 1834
but sol e historians would argue
that th t was the true Freedom

and then, eventually, an educa-
tion in engineering in England,
As much as this success cata-
pulted Serra out his less fortu-
nate circumstances however, it
resulted in a far more serious dis-
"I spent twenty one years in
England," Serrao told Sunday
Chronicle, "and during the time
in England, I was always home-
sick. There was not a time when
I wasn't homesick, I always
wanted to come back home."
In addition to the longing in
itself for the place he spent the
first twenty two years of his
life, he found England at the time
a place he felt very uncomfort-
able living in. For him, the ma-
jor discomfort was the level of
r-acism he saw there.
"Not that I had encountered
racism personally," stated Serrao,
"but I was exposed to racism.
It's not difficult to understand.
With me having a light complex-
ion, people would say things
about people of colour and it
would affect me quite a lot. I
grew up believing that all of us

Day because that was when
people could go wherever they
In time his loneliness fuelled
his drive for the acquisition of
Guyanese artefacts and his col-
lection grew and grew.
"It was like a passion,"
joked Serrao during our inter-
view with him, "Or it's safe to
say it was an obsession. I nei-
ther smoked nor drank, Ijust col-
lected things, that were

A Revelation
.By the time that Gary
Serrao came back to Guyana he
had had an extensive collection
of things, all the objects which
kept him whole until he could
return to his 'pays natal'. On ar-
riving in Guyana, he set out to
establish an eco-tourism resort in
the interior. That venture was a
flop. Unscrupulous contractors
and workers robbed him, blind,
and a beaten Serrao and his part-
ner and wife, Shaimoon, saw
millions of investment dollars
just vanish.

By Ruel Johnson

The long, winding West Coast
Demerara higway is a lesson
in Guyanese linguistic his-
tory, with the Dutch names of
villages which confound the
tongue: Uitvlugt Zeelugt and
Just past that last one, there
is a plot of land to call it a "vil-
lage" would be frnky dishon-
est known as Kastev.
Whereas a leisurely drive along
the windy highway would be
enough to give you a lingering
look at other places on the
Vreed-en-Hoop to Parika route,
blink once after passing the

Lucky Star Chinese restaurant at
M~eten-Meer-Zorg and you
would have flown past Kastev.
That plot of land boasts a
total of 33 houses, a school and
a Neighborhood Democratic
Council building. Somehow
they've also managed to pack a
play field in there. And a mu-
seum, a place where one man has
managed to pack his decades-
long passion for the history and
heritage of his country into a
couple of rooms no more than a
couple of square metres of com-
bined floor and wall space.
Enter the Guyanese Heritage
Museum, the dream come defi-
antly to life of Gary Serrao. A

dream that had a genesis in a
nightmare of sorts,

The Genesis of Passion
Serrao grew up on Durban
Street, and then on Lync Street
in Georgetown. One of things
he tells young guests to the ex-
pansive building, or rather build-
ings which constitute his home
is that the person who built the
place grew up as a small boy in
a small home where mud formed
part of the architecture.
The small boy seems to
have been fairly bright. Serrao's
intelligence (he would never call
it that) secured him a partial
scholarship to a private school

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It was during this dark time
hat friends who visited their
house at Kastev suggested the
'errao open his collection of
;uyanese artefacts to the pub-
ic. We asked Serrao how he
wouldd accept the idea of turning
lis home into a museum. His
philosophy on that point is
imple and straight forward. He
nay have acquired them, but in
ruth no one can own a
country's heritage. All an indi-

ildual can hope to do it
t in trust for those te
Vith that decision
Juyanese Heritage Musi

The Guyanes
Heritage Muse
The front of the bu
he first street in Kaste
bout two, not including
vay) where the museu
ated is not remarkable
dmits that he himself
ersons ttir up at the
he gate only to turn b
~o away unimpressed.
vho have done so wol
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missed an experience. Open the
metal gate and head to the right,
turn left and walk towards the
doorway. Most likely the
grillwork will be locked but ring
the bell on the wall to your left,
and while you wait for Gary to
come, wearing his trademark
plain shirt, khaki short pants and
slippers, have a chat with the
monkey in the mango tree to
your right.
When anl enthusiastic Gary

whom guesses correctly that the
receptacles are in fact chamber
pots. The 'curator' explains that
the metal pot was the one used
by the lower classes primarily
during the colonial era, while the
upper classes had the luxury of
using the porcelain ones. He
points to the metal one and tells
his guests that he had to use a
metal chamber pot when he was

growing up.
"That one's not mine
though," he adds quickly, caus-
ing a stir of laughter. For any-
one with even the slightest inter-
est in the history and heritage of
Guyana, this place is a treasure
trove. Open sesame, and you
find a wealth of chamberpots,
maps, telephones, hundred year
old drinking bottles, masks, bi-

cycle Licenses, stamps, pots, pa-
pers, lamps, you name it. The
tools and papers of generations
of our ancestors abound here.
But there is also something else,
something that emerges even
through the optimism and bon-
homie that Gary Serrao exudes
from the moment he greets you.
Under the surface of all that is
brilliant and shiny in the

Guyanese Heritage Museum is a
patina of grief. It isn't readily
apparent but there are tangible
manifestations. The cloth cov-
ering the old currency in the
glass display case from the ray-
ages of ultraviolet light is old and
tattered linen instead of smooth
flawless black felt. The refuse

(Continued on page XX)

s to kreep Serrao greets you and leads you
o come. in, hold your breath and wait for
n, the it. The comfort, the warmth and
eum was earthiness which hits you can be
disconcerting. An old 1960s cal-
culating machine sits comfort-
e8 ably next to an earthen jar the
uim could easily be one hundred
ilding in years its predecessor. The
v (it has mostly nibbi chairs arranged
the high- around the small courtyard prac-
m is lo- tically beckon you to sit, throw
.Serrao back, grab a book from the
has seen nearby bookshelf and forget the
front of world from which you came-
,ack and With the small raised pool sur
Those rounded by plants, there is an
uld have overwhelming sense that Gary
S- and Shaimoon have some man-
t. aged to create an oasis in the
heart of coastal farmland.
When Pepperpot visited the
Guyanese Heritage Museum a
week r ago, wejodu.ine ay sh
-- took some visitors on a tour.
The museum proper is really just
u a couple of rooms on the first
floor of Gary's four storey
place, but the small space is
packed with hundreds of years
of Guyanese history. A room
occupied mostly by maps is old
enough to have certain words
end in letters that have become
vestigial and fallen off oaytoday. In
I ~~~another room Gary points to
some glass balls previously used
as floats for fishermen's nets

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Medical Biotechnology

- Part 11 Pharmacogenomics

Table 1: CYP450 Polymorphisms [genetic variations] in Different Ethnic Groups
(Source: Professor Klaus Schaefer University of Constanz Germany)

Ethnic Group C YP2 C19 CYP2D6
Caucasians 2 -5 % 5 10 %
Orientals 13 23 % 1 %
Arabs 2%
Japanese -15% 1%
Afri can-A meri cans 7% 6% d
Chinese 15% 1%
About fi0 % of all drugs on the market are metalbolized by P450 group enzymes.
'Diferent substances or drugs inhibit or induce different iso-enzymes of the P450 gmoup.





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ii. Caffeine
iii. Warfarin blood thinner
iv. Tamoxifen breast can-
cer drug

2. Grapefruit (juice) inhib-
its the enzyme CYP3A4 and
thereby negatively affects the
following drugs:
i. Acetamenophen pain-
ii. Caffeine

v. Cimetidine ulcer drug
vi. Fluconazole -antifungal

vi ens ost nien o e hor-
mone [gentl mn,cbe careful of

viii. Nifedipine blood
pressure drug
ix. Quinine
x. Orl contraceptives [la-
dies on 181e il be careful of ex~

xi. Lovastatin, Pravastatin
and Simvastatin blood choles-
terol lowering drug
xii. Vincrisitin, Vinblastin
and Vinca alkaloids --anticaner

winkle (Used locally for diabe-


Amy _k

theoi Amyo rd rotin

will influence individual
dres onses to the emerging

tes in Guyanese traditional
medicine pharmacopia)
This example demonstrates

tadita dam dicinex pr ti io
ners, traditional medicine policy
and traditional medicine law in
Guyana. It also requires caution
in mixing different drug thera-

pePatients must be more re-
sponsible by providing full dis-
closure to their conventional
medical doctors as to what kinds
of herbal remedies they rou-
tinely use. On the other hand,
medical doctors must make it a
routine requirement during meds-
cal history interviews with their
patients to ascertain the pa-
tients' ethnopharmaacological

This columnist has no
doubt that there may be unde-
termined, possibly small but
significant, number of cases or
incidents of nriedical complica-
tions resulting in adverse drug
reactions and possibly "baf-
fling deaths" on the local scene
due to non-disclosure by pa-
tients. Local research in this
area may be warranted through
chemical pathology studies.
3. Broccoli and Brussel
srouets independentlyAinduce
the ey hae effects on the fol-

i. Acetamenophen pain-
ni. Caffeine
ini. Diazepam sleeping

v.Tam xien beas can
cer drug, among others.
4. The antibiotic
Cirpofloxacin, one ofthe drugs
used against Leptospirosis dur
ing the local floods mnhibits the

having a negative effect on the
following drugs:
i. Acetamenophen pain-
ii. Caffeine
iii. Cannabinoids narcotic
drugs from marijuana
iv. Cimetidine ulcer drug
v. Testosterone male hor-

Fig.2: Breas cancer cel
dfeences at the level of

vi. Nifedipine blood pres-

vii. Oral contraceptives
viii. Tamoxifen-breast can-
cerdrug among others
From te av bxam ls,
responsible for the synthesis of
the named cytochrome enzymes
identified above. It is also now
well established that the CYP

g e latn asthoown mne na le
below. Therefore genetic varia-
tions that change the properties
of enzymes that break down
these drugs can cause what is
called an adverse drug reaction.
bD spte ou single 1co mn

(Continued on page XIV)

More examples of
Cytochrome P450
Following last week's basic
backgrounder for the new field
or discipline called
ph rmc eenomics asa branch
your genetic makeup affects
your response to drugs," we in-
troduced the Cytochrome P450
(abbreviated CYP) group of
closl r la d en ymes and

structure and gave a single ex

ample of how its role in metabo-

pammacoge oic. As indt
cated, this group of enzymes are
the major and powerful "detox"
proteins in our bodies-
This week we provide the
following examples of Cyt50-

1. Grapefruit (juice) inhib-
its CYPIA2 and thereby nega-
tively affects the following
drg Acetamenophen pain-

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Medical Biotechnology
- Part 11 Pharmacogenomics
(From page XIII)
tage, we have genetic variations within the human biodiversity.
Some of the potentially harmful reactions to the drugs include
dizziness, low blood pressure, gastrointestinal bleeding (bleeding
of the stomach and intestines), kidney impairment, bleeding in the
brain called cerebrovascular hemorrhages among others.
Future of Local Pharmacogenomics
Anecdotally, one wonders if some of the very few and unfor-
tunate deaths reported in our local press of patients otherwise un-
der medical attention who suddenly encounter complications and
die may be linked to pharmacogenetics. The need for strengthening
our local medical research capacity to significantly improve the medi-
cal genetics knowledge base of our local population may be worth
serious consideration in the very near future.
Extended to the realm pharmacogenomics, our local healthcare
providers would be better placed to sources of a local patient's pro-
file of drug response and be in a more informed position to predict
the best possible treatment option for the individual whose response
may be totally different from his or her bother's.
According to a report in volume 5 of the American Journal of
Pharmacogenomics published early last year, researcher's reporting
on a study of three cancer drug interactions in individuals noted:
"Several enzymes are known to be involved in the catabolism and
anabolism of these drugs, and the activity of these enzymes varies
greatly between individuals. The causes of this variation include
genetic polymorphisms [genetic variations], different regulation be-
tween normal and cancer tissue, and the influence of chemotherapy
on enzyme expression. The varying enzyme activity may have an
important effect on the outcome of chemotherapy."
In an article in the December 2005 issue of the journal
Pharmacogenomics, it has been noted that "... genetic variation in
proteins directly unrelated to drug action or metabolism can influ-
ence responses to environmental changes that occur during anes-
thesia." This is another "eye-opener" for unfortunate cases of un-
determinedd individual genetics and its impact on what we can term
"adverse anesthesia reactions" leading to death on the surgical table!
For the safest health care, it is prudent to suggest the im-
portance of an individual's pharmacogenetic profile in this era

prescription as some medical authorities observe.
tAh artce in thi (:okamn are auto d by John Caesar,
Email address:
* The National Biosafety Frameworke Project is executed
under the auspices of the
Environmental Protection Agency

But other companies re-
verse engineered the BIOS and
were able to produce clones of
the machine without having to
pay IBM a penny.
That open architecture
sparked an explosion in PC
sales and also paved the way for

common standards something
business had craved.
Since then the PC has come
to dominate the home and the
office and led the move to the
online era with cheap global
communication, e-commerce
and for consumers the ability to
find the answer to almost any
question on the web.
Roger Kay, president of

not be over-stated.

"Ieo have fr exaenple an

lete:stoand allo a sudden that
"I don't think I've got a
personal letter fo~r five years-'
Moving this revolution for
(Continued on page XVIII)

Is of the


(BBC News) Computer firm
IBM made technological his-
tory on 12 August 1981 with
the announcement of a per-
sonal computer the IBM
Costing $1,565, the 5150
had just 16K of memory ~
scarcely more than a couple of
modest e-mails worth.
The machine was not the
first attempt to popularise
cmpeu ig Iutaitssoon ce to
It altered the way business
was done forever and sparked a
revolution in home computing^
peopl shard to imaginempu t
ers in those days because by
modern standards they really
couldn't do anything," said Tom
Standage, the Economist
magazine's business editor told
the World Service's Analysis
"But there were still~ things
you could do with a computer
that you couldn't do without it
like spreadsheets and word pro-

five a

Global impact
Everything from automated
spreadsheets to desktop pub-
.1ishing and the rise of the
internet have since become pos-
The term PC had been in
use long before IBM released
its machine but the success of
the 5150 led to the use of the
term to mean a machine com-
patible with IBM's specifica-
The machine was devel-
oped by a team of 12 engineers,
led by Don Estridge, who was
known as the "father of the
Development took under a
year and was achieved by bu ld
shlf' nachinerom vr ty of
The machine had an "open
architecture" which meant other
firms could produce compatible
machines. IBM banked on be-
ing able to charge a license for
using the BIOS the software
which controls the heart of the

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Environmental Health and What You can Do ,


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for riverside communities and
negatively impacts livelihoods
and food security.
Causes Algal Bloom
Wastes such as urea, aninial
manure, and vegetable peelings
provide food for tiny plants
called algae. The presence of

significantly impacted several
marine wildlife populations.
For example, large numbers of
seabirds have died because their
heavily oil-coated feathers re-
ducing their waterproofing and
insulating ability.. As a result
seabirds die from exposure to
cold water and air.
How does Improper Solid
Waste Management affect Envi-
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Leads to pollution or con-
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Harbours pests such as
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Cholera, Hepatitis.
Clogs drains and trenches
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Unpleasant odours de-
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and fish are left mn the open to
decompose, which can be a nui-
sance to neighbours.

However, while our knowledge ;
and awareness increases on the ~
range of impacts on how a pol-
luted environment can affect our
well-being. Our response has I
been mostly reactive and pre-
ventative rather than proactive
while curing underlying root i
causes. The question for us in i
today's article is, does the pub- I
lic truly: understand what envi- ;
ronmental health is all about?

Whad is Environmental
Egvironitental health is
simply the state or condition of
the environment as it relates to
health. A healthy environment
provides conditions, which will
not pose a threat to health or the
lives of its' inhabitants (humans,
animals and plants).

Relationship between
Environmental Health and i
First, we need to recognize
that we are a part of the envi-1
ronment along with other living
organisms. We must also appre-
ciate the vital interdependence
that exists between the natural
environment and humans.
Therefore, we have a moral ob-
ligation to accept responsibility
for situations which show
strong links between human ac-
tivities and the resulting consei-
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The soaring growth of the
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increased waste production his
led to a great number of tox:-
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are released into the environ-
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environmental pollution of the
land, war er and air. 'I'he inl-
proper disposal of waste givbs
rise to health problems. In aid-
dition, treatment methods that

use certain chemicals may cause
more harm than intended.

Effects of Water Pollution.
Spreads Disease
Polluted water is dangerous
to human health. People who
drink polluted water become in-

;. ;

Hello Readers,

We hope that the general in-
formation and fun tips pro-
vided in last week's article
provoked some thought and
enco raged you to do your
aIi week we will look at
envi mental health and what
you tan do to contribute to a
healthigr environment. We will
explore! the definition of envi-
ronnaental health and present a
broad perspective on how it af-

Iti is an unpleasant sight
when ~aste is disposed on va-
cant lots, rpad-sides, drains, and
other u~desirable areas.

What Can You Do?
They.say 'charity begins at
home'; we should also let
proper environmental practices
begin ' home. Each' family
needs to adopt proper environ-
mental health practices, with
each family member playing
their part. Let's look at some
enays e can develop a healthy
1. Try to use simple house-
hoAld purpose household
Add 1-teaspoon liquid
soap in a quart of warm water.
This solution can be used for
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For mild cases, scrub with

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more waste provides an ideal
environment for more algae to
grow; this is called algal bloom.
Bacteria feed off rotting algae
and mn the process use up the
oxygen in the water. Fish, crabs,
and shrimp then die because no
oxygen is left in the water.
Threatens Seabirds and
Other Manine Life
Accidental oil spills and il-
legal dumping and crude oil have

fects us. Then, we will provide
an overview of water pollution
and its effects and discuss in de-
tail the impacts of improper
solid waste management. Fi-
nally, we will end with some
useful and easy tips. Please ex-
plore more places for informa-
tion and share.
As our society strives for
social and economic develop-
ment, we must learn from the
lessons of other developing,
emerging, and developed societ-
ies. Economic progress was not
achieved without harm to our
environment. The environmen-
tal effects can be felt locally and
internationally. Increasingly, we
are placing more of our efforts
to understanding sustainable de-
velopment as a means to end.
As a result, a solution that
incorporates a 'prescribed bal-
ance' between economic devel-
opment versus environmental
protection remains a challenge.

fected by waterborne diseases
such as cholera, diarrhoea or ty-
Affects Vital Body Or-
Harmful chemicals in pol-
luted water prevent the proper
working of vital body organs
such as the heart and kidney.
Causes Toxic Buildup in
the Food Chain
Pesticides from agriculture
and heavy metals like lead and
mercury from industries can
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*A mi nibum of s ix years experience as a H uman Resou rces
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and Administration functions of an organisation.
*In wage and salary administration policy, compensation structures
development and management, development and maintenance of
job and salary structures.

IRequiremnents (Education & ~Experience)
Sound Pi-imary education with a valid Driver's Licence to drive car/'van.
Must have knowledge of mec hanics, gener-al maintenance and mi nor- repai rs
to motor iVehicles, with no less than three (3) years experience as a Driver.

Tre incumbent will~e responsible for:
The general upkeep of building acd compound.
Background in electrical maintenance would be an asset.

Applications with detai led CV s ho uld be su bmitted n o later than
Friday 25th August, 2006 to the
Commissioner-General, Guyana Revrenue Authodlty, ,:..


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The Excerpt
A ragged band of children stood in an open area in the
Bergen Belsen concentration camp, shivering in the wind. It
wast the first week in December 1944, and these few Jewish
waifs from Holland, having managed to survive 4VA ~years~of i
warandman months of imprisonment, -were. noty desper :
They had watched mutely as their fathers and older /
brothers were loaded aboard a convoy. of SS trucks and
driven away. No one said where they were going, but somne
had heard the whispered names' of the death camps:
Auschwitz, Treblinka, Chelmno.
After the men had disappeared, the trucks came foi the
mothers and older sisters. After they had been taken away, i
the children were driven to the woinen's compound, where
they were ordered off the trucks. As the trucks took off, 11
year old Gerard Lakmnaker discovered that his last few belong- I
ings, wrapped in a yellow blanket, were gone.
Now huddling together in the black emptiness, the
older children tried to comfort the crying babies.
In the darkness of a nearby barrack, a woman named
Luba Gercak shook her neighbour awake. "Do you hear that?
That child crying?"
"There's nothing," was the reply. "You're having your
bad dreams again." Luba clamped her eyes tight, trying to
shut away terrible memories.
She had grown up in a shtetl, a Jewish community in i
Poland. Still in her teens, she married a cabinet-maker, Hersch
Gercak, and they were blessed witly a son, Isaac. They
looked forward to more children and a calm life. But then I
war broke out, and they were sucked into its deadly under- I
tow. Naz~is loaded what seemed like all of the region's Jews I
onto horse-drawn wagons for a nightmare trek to Aruschwitz-
Birkenati, the most murderous concentration camp in the Ger-
man system.
As Luba entered its gates, she held Isaac tightly in her
arms. But within minutes SS guards tore the three-year-old
away. His cries rang in her ears "Mamal Mama!" as they
threw him up on a truck with others too jroung or too old to
work. Soon the truck rolled away to the gas chamber. Blurred
black days followed, and then came the moment she saw a.
truck dragging the lifeless body of her husband. She felt
that she didn't want to live.
But an inner toughness would not let Luba give in....
Takenebroaf Anheoin ngnaHell a Lawreuce Ellionovo d
history. The library can help you find books written by good
historians pn the subject. Anyhow, our business today is to
just let you see how real life happenings can be churned into
good stories.

Write a story based upon a real life experience whether
personal or vicarious.

Your Personal Journal
To help you with this kind of writing based upon real life,
you need to start a personal journal where you can try out
your writing ideas without risk. You can follow your thoughts
wherever they lead, explore new ideas, and sort out feelings.
All you have- to safeguard against is your urge to tear out
:Tp have great benefits from keeping a journal, you
need to choose a good book to make recordings.
In it, write whatever comes to your mind. Write: about
thoughts and memories that have special significance ~for
you. Wrte on a regular basis, either every day or every other
Do not think that a journal is an ideal place for expjlor-
ing personal thoughts only. No, it is perfect for other kinds
of writing, too. Take for instance, you can experiment with
poetry. Here is where your short stories and plays come in

Courage is the ladder on which


1. My brother and I took Joey to a basketball game last
Sunday morning.

my possessive, replacement for possessive, noun; I -
nominative, subject; him objective, direct objects

2. We arrived early so that he could see the players shoot
practice shots.
3. Our seats put Dad, him and me near the half-court line.
4. One player smiled at us as she stopped to fix her sleeve.
5. She knew that they would be playing their biggest game
of the season that day.
6. He held up his pennant and waved it excitedly at her.

To use case of personal pronouins correctly, keep the fol-
lowing rules in mind.

1. Use the nominative for a personal pronoun in a com-
pound subject:
Amy and I play basketball
.She anid I are equally matched.
2. Use the objective case for a personal pronoun in a com-
pound object.
Amy challenged Joy and her.
She told Harry and me.
HINT: When choosing the correct pronoun in a sentence
with a compound subject or object, it is helpful to say the
sentence to yourself without the conjunction and the other
subject or object.
3. After a form of the linking verb be, use the nominative
case of a personal pronoun.
The winner was she.
Harry hoped that it ivould be he.
(To be continued.)

Whatever you cannot write down just yet, cut out and
paste in your journal. Cut out and paste cartoons, comics
trips, and whatever that can be basis for writing.

Form possessive pronouns correctly.
Possessive pronouns do not use apostrophes. Do not
confuse the-possessive pronoun its with the contraction it's
(it is):

"It's good," Sandra says.

Choose the right words to complete each sentence be-

1. (Her's, Heres) is the kitchen knife that's bigger than
(your's, yours).
2. This canvas haversack is (he's, his) [the grill master's].
3. The haversack left on the trailer must be (their's, theirs).
4. (Our's, Ours) were not on the trailer.
5. George's haversack is brand new; (it's, its) tolerable for
him to show it off.

Remember that personal pronouns used to refer to per-
sons or things are called personal pronouns.
Personal pronouns have three cases, or forms, called nomi-
native, objective, and possessive. The case of a personal pro-
noun depends upon the pronoun's function in a sentence
(whether it is a subject, an object, a complement, or a replace-
Sment for a possessive noun).
Study the Personal Pronoun Chart below to recall the case
forms for the different personal pronouns.
Personal Pronouns

Story Writing
Let's hope that you make
a special effort to write stories
and store themin afplder with
an ~itac ive name.

.Here is an opportunity to

ato ryase dne picture bea

Let it be approximately
400 to 500 words in length.

You must write in Stan-
dard English.

On a Personal Note: What

SS n ecFu n c tio n in

Subject or predicate

Iietobject,' "I
indirect object, or
Subject of preposition ~
replacement for
, possessive noun(s)

: i"Cse I SPronOUn gla

j i Shle, he, it I
1) I-betve~`'" Ime, you'," """~"~"'

Usher, him, t

~Possessive^ `my, minel~~ ~""'
your, yours
her, hers, his,


ws, you,
us, you,

our, ours,
your, yours
their, theirS

have you mastered well in
your writing so far? Check and come up with a fair answer,
and then resolve to use more skills to improve reader-inter-
Right now you Ipan try to tailor your writing style to suit
your audience. For example: When you riv~te for a young
audience, use simple sentences and easy-to-understand vo-

~Identify Pronoun Case
Copy Write on paper each personal pronoun in the sen-
j:tences below. Then tell v~hat case each is, and how it func-
tions' in the sentence.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 13, 2006 AvnI


Environmental Health ...

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aye, den, essay, ethics, eye, fairness,
Gained, goodness, grapes, habits,. He2,
hid, into, Lola, Maduni, Mlakari, mango,
M larowa, Marudi, NE, Nola, NW, of, onr
openness, orange, pen, poll, pro, Roma,
rort, scale, stalk, war, wiz, zeal, zest.
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1. is one of t~e
richest fresh fruits in
4. Synonym for the noun,
7. -47; a clip-fed, gas
operated assault nifle of
8. It invigorates the heart
and improves blood-tlow.
Recent scientific
discoveries attribute the
good cardiac health ~of
Fuledite rnean speopled
te substances founding

9. Th casting an d
re steering of votes in n

12. Ex ert
13. "Thpyword have l *"inniy

A new Back-To-School ''Must-
Be-Won" puzzle for $40,000.00
is presented to you.. This "M-B-
W" competition is schedule to
be drawn on Friday, Augustl18,
2006. The rules for this
competition remain the 'same,
Sekeept, that the best en~t wins
the competition. If there more
than one winner the prii moneyy
nul e .Soh eid tamo' n d
w~ ~in this Back-To-Scho ~)~er

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European imported films re-
mained more beneficial on the
whole to Guyanese is because
such films were filled with so-
cial idealism filtered through the
harsh realities that labourers,
professionals, entrepreneurs,
etc, experience on the road to
development in industrial met-
ropolitan societies. Such societ-
ies already had the advantage of
social development begun long
before Guyana's, and therefore
their cultural items such as clas-
sic films also had the advantage
of social wisdom gained from
reflecting on such harsh experi-
ences modern societies encoun-
ter on their road to develop-

It was pointless and naive
for Guyanese to ignore such
foreign cultural experiences; un-
less they believed that North
America and Europe had no
workers, poor people, classes,
discriminated races, etc?
Such a service of social
reflection and idealism pro-
vided by classic Hollywood
and European cinema to
Guyanese audiences, was
therefore not a defect in our
nationalism, or a sign of left-
over colonial dependence, but
an asset to Guyana's human,
and eventual economic devel-

belief that Independence meant
removing the ideas of many im-
ported cultural products, saw
such products like classic Hol-
lywood films vetoed by local
plays, TV programmes, etc.
whose main worth seemed
based on non-white casts, cre-
ole dialogue and narrative, and
stories that did little more than
reflect or imitate the popular
behaviour patterns and melodra-
matic antics of local citizens.
But the reason why a quan-
tity of classic Hollywood and

shows her basking in bright
Georgetown sunlight on a barge
moored beside the Olympic cin-
ema being interviewed by a
young bespectacled Afro-
Guyanese reporter and photog-
rapher, both dressed in white
cotton suits fashionable at that
A point to take note of is
that we are speaking of an ide-
alistic 20th century era when
many Hollywood films like
'Suez' were not simply action
or adventure films, but con-
structive inspirational stories of
very real historical efforts to de-
velop the social, economic and
geographical potential of tropi-
cal areas affected, good and bad,
by Westernrcollomalisim wih

suited Olympic audiences was
"Only Angels Have Wings" of
1939, which starred Gary Grant,
Jean Arthur, and Rita Hayworth
and directed by Howard
Hawks. This classic film, re-
garded highly today, shows us
the courageous personal and so-
cial lives of pilots who opened
rapid communication lines be-
tween the world and South
America in the 1930s, facing
natural dangers in their effort to
establish vital means to the goal
of social and economic develop-
ment in remote isolated nations,
which to this day depend
heavily on air traffic. skilful pi-
lots, control tower personnel.
and ground staff, to function ef-
Films like these inspired
Guyanese labourers, merchants,
professionals, etc, in a positive

way, showing their interdepen-
dence as a people heeding con-
structive social ambitions to
build a nation and society of
their own. Those local audi-
ences who poured into
Lombard Street after the screen-
ing of such films saw scenes
that were almost identical to
the rugged tropical pioneer at-
mosphere they had just digested
on Olympic's screen.
However, in the heat of
post-colonial rhetoric of later
decades, a new simple-minded

(From page VI)

to where Laparkan's bonds
stand today. Apparently
Olympic's front containing its
screen on the west side of
Lombard Street, faced the street,
so that one walked into the
cinema's compound and to-
wards the Demerara River and
wharves where barges, launches,
schooners, and ships were
This placing of a cinema in
the heart of the waterfront dis-
trict on a rutted but wonderful
commercial street, famous at
that time for its wooden stores
stacked with the fragrance of
imported cloths, shoes, per-
ofumes, hats, etc, hardware and
restaurants, very much like a
pioneer town in the American
West, meant that an immediate
audience was drawn from the
labouring and commercial strata
of society in their hours of free-
Sometimes these audiences
were even lucky enough to see
some of the very stars of the
movies casually sitting on a
barge docked right there on the
Demerara River beside the
cinema's entrances.
This occurred with
Annabella, the beautiful French
film star and wife of the adored
Hollywood actor Tyrone
Power, who had recently co-
starred with him in 'Suez' of
1938. Annabella had come to
BG by ship from nearby Rio de
Janeiro, and an early 1940's
photo in The Daily Chronicle

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(From page XV)

baking soda.
Add 1/2-cup vinegar to 1
gallon water,
2. Try to reduce use of
Pesticides may get the job
done but may also pose great
health risks to us and the envi-
ronment. Pests such as cock-
roaches, ants, mice, flies, and
Other common household pests
all have three things in common:
they need food, water and place
to call home. To keep them out
of your home-
Eliminate food sources by

intiht-f ttng eaners e on t
leave dirty dishes out overnight.

piheti dpa lof sapyl eat r
Use garbage cans with tight-fit-
ting lids. Freeze cereals and flours
to eliminate food-pests.
Eliminate water sources
by fixing all leaking sinks, fau-
cets, and pipes, as this provides
a habitat for pests.
Eliminate hiding places.
Cover cracks and plug holes
where cockroaches may hide.

3. Proper disposal of rubbish
Try disposing all your
rubbish in suitable bags, which
should be tied properly. Do not
oerload them; they might

Ensure.that yourbias are
rrecurelyJ co~eredl at all timerS to
prev~ent aess to rarrs qges
and 11ies. Secure lids also pre-
vent stagnant water bmild-up

and reduce the risk of diseases
spread by mosquitoes and fhies.
To assist with rubbish col-
lection, ensure that your bins are
placed in an aiea where collec-
tors have easy access. ,
S* Try separating your solid
waste so that you can make
cotnpost with vegetable peels,
grasses, dried leaves, and
branches. (
Wrap broken objects such
as klass or ceramic in newspat
per before putting them into
garbage bags,
Do not place old stoves,
refrigerators or other large item
at the side of the road. Please
contact the City Council.

va Moiaeoho rs to ca ge
volveid community awareness
programmes, where you can
help manage the waste around
your community.
Try encouraging members
in your family to practice
proper environmental habits.
Next week we will look at
biomes and the different types
found in Guyana's environment.
Remember: You can
share! your ideas with other
rea se nding yohr let-
$ers rt Environment", ~
C/o" divisionn, Environ

Conspads, GREATER
us, at egisepaguy ana.orgl
~`'wih) quesions and com-

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

heart, that I might not sin
againstthee". Psalms 119:11
15. Animals are found here.
16. Female personal name.
18. Eagemess.
19. A ointontheCom ass
21. Suffix forming Ipral nouns
ased in nae sof animal ta
23. Att mt.
25. Ma ipulate(a ballotorrecords)
fraudulentl .
26. Advanta e.

1. Mountain at the source of the
Demerara Riverin Guyana.
2. Abva tio Sfo Alaska. a
3. The ~~__is rich in carotenoids,

niaxidannts that prdlec tsh
retina; It is important to note
shteating it cannot prevent
cod ofu

Competitions and give yourself
the opportunity of experiencing
the excitement of winning a
competition that is informative,
educating and puzzling,

The additional incentives of
$1,000.00 and $2,000.00 for the
40+ and 80+ entries groupings

if you play smart, you can wih
this grand prize of .$4910030. 0
The more you play the greater is
the possibility of winning. The

5. Preposition,
6. Synonym for the noun, leaf or
10. Young West Indian cricketers
~~~~~~ valuable experience
from the Stanford 20120
tournament that would be
helpful to the West Indian
cause at World Cup 2007.
11. Synonym for the noun,
13. Short name for Hezekiah: A
king of Judah who according

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each single entry or $40.00 for
two as they appear in the
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The Government of Guyana acting byi and through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Public Works and Communications, Kingston invites sealed Bids from bidders to provide
services for the rehabilitation of the deformation defects on the Soesdyke-L~inden Highway. Sof ae

Wiaistry of Public Works and Communic tons -
Works Service Group
The Works Services Group. Ministry of Public Works and Communications has a
vacancy for the following position:


The suitable applicant will be required to manage all financial matters relating to the

operations of the Works Services Group.

Recognized Degree inAccounting/Finance with at least 10 years experience in a senior
management position and/or the ACCA or other equivalent professional qualification
with at least fiveyearsexpgerience ina similarposition.

Job Requirements
The incumbent must have in-depth knowledge of all procurement and financial
guidelines relating to projects financed by the Government of Guyana, Inter-American
Development Bank and Caribbean Development Bank. The person must also possess
excellent computer skils with emphasis on spreadsheets, Microsoft Word and
Scomputeried accounting packages. In addition it would be a distinct advantage to have
good inter-personal skills as the position requires constant communication with the
various Donorand Government agencies and Regional Offices.

"1Applications with detailed CV should be submitted not later than August 18. 2006 and ~
cldearly marked Application for Financial Controller" and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary

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THIS one is on behalf of my
best friend.
My friend feels her mother-
in-law is a terrible grandmother
who falls far short of her expec-
tations. She adores dogs and
shows them more love and af-
fection than her own grandchil-
dren. My friend often compares
this woman to her own mother
who dotes on the children.
Sometimes my friend tells
her mother-in-law directly what
she thinks of her, and she cries.
Her husband does not feel his
mother is a loving grandmother,
but he loves his mum and wants
a peaceful life.
lar setup with my in-laws.
They have more time for ani-
mals dogs, cats, and goats -
and show them more love and
affection than their grandchil-
dren. They are more inclined to
help the needy, like handicapped
and poor people. However, my
husband and I accept it is their
choice t lv 11 te wish a

spectful to them. I've encour-
aged my children to accept them
as they are, which they do.
We made a lot of effort to
fit in with my husband's fam-
ily over the past decade, but
now are less interested as it~is
only one way. We visit a few
times a year, but that is not an
issue as we live 100 miles away.
We're expected to call from time
to time, but conversations are
restrained as we honestly don't
have interest in each other's
I ask questions like, have
you been to a goat show lately?
But they ask none in return, not
even how are the children?
That's just how they are.
I feel my friend is com-

~peting with her mother-in-
Iaw, trying to prove she's bad
and her mum's better. What
do you suggest? Once again
my friend is due to tell her
mother-in-law how disap-
pointed she is in her.


SYBIL, there is a translation
of Lao Tzu by Witter Bynner
which contains these words.
"As the soft yield of water
cleaves obstinate stone, so to
yield with life solves the in-
soluble.... But this unworded
lesson, this easy example, is
lost upon men."
You've learned to expect no
more from your in-laws than
they are prepared to offer, and
that is the mark of a wise per-
son. In addition, your children
accept them on their own terms.
This is a boat not to rock.

Your friend is attempting
the impossible. She has an idea
of the ideal grandmother, and
she is determined to make her
mother-in-law conform to that
ideal. It's like trying to hold
back the tide or make the wind
She should be grateful her
children have one grandmother
who meets her expectations.
Those children are going to
spend their lives dealing with a
variety of people in a real world.
They need to accept reality and
understand people for who they
That is a far more valu-
able practice than expending
energy trying to make people
conform to our mental image.
This is one area where sup-
porting your friend does ev-
eryone a disservice.


MY HUSBAND'S brother
wrote a letter to my husband
a few years ago.
The letter stated that my
husband was soon to die he
has heart problems --and
should make his peace with the
Lord. This brother-in-law is a
religious fanatic, but I think he
was out of place writing the let-
My husband laughed it
off, but I cannot get over it
We will be seeing this
brother-in-law at a wedding
next month. How should I
handle this?

WILMA, Winston Churchill
said, "A fanatic is one who
won't change his mind and
won't change the subject~."
Your husband understands
this, and that is why he laughed
it off. If you confront your
brother-in-law at the wedding,
you will look ridiculous. People
will excuse him because he
doesn't know better, but they
will wonder, what's your ex-



to televisions and hand-held
computer devices, from phones
to pocket PCs.
nology and the growth of wireless
intemet, will people on the move
Reports of the PC's demise
may be a little premature. While
the market may not be growing

g nemain sm 20n aear.
In developing countries
such as China and Latin
America, the PC market is still
expanding at double digit
growth rates.
But the development of
mobile technology may enable
the developing world to leap-
frog the PC era altogether.
Mr Stand age said mobile
technology is key to sharing the
benefits of the PC age with de-
velloping countries,
"I think that adding fea-
tures to mobile phones is
probably a better way to
democratise computing," he

yea rs of ...
Microsoft global software em-
pire~ founded on the success of
the PC, Mr Ozzle's statement
was a significant admission.
Mr Standage sard Microsoft
has come to recognize thai it
will inevitably have to move

wtHe s i: "The problem is
that Microsoft has most to lose
from the shift towards internet-
based software and that means
it has the least incentive to do
anything about it because it likes
the status quo-
"But if it doesn't switch to
this new model other people

"We're now in a new era, an PC supremacy
era in which the internet is at the The move towards internet
centre ofso much that we donow based software calls into qlues-
with our PCs," he told them. tion the supremacy of the PC
"And it's important to start itself.
then from a different vantage Vying to knock the PC off
point." its pedestal are a new genera-
With the lions share of the tio of media PCs that hook up

Ministry\ of ~i'uader Work and Cirmmunications
Wight's Lane, Kingston

Georgetown I
Govemment aas can be wewed on http limmy gina govg
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A Zealot

TWOnty five
(From page XIV)

ward are the one bi~lon PCs that
a now In use around the

become i he tveo d I ld
da es etial tool in our every-

End of an era?
But for hOW much
Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's
chief software architect, told the
firm's shareholders last month
the PC era was coming to an

C i;

'SUNDAYi cCH;RONI;CLEAu;g ust1: 13, 206' -XIX

The toothbrush is frequently
implicated in the persistence
of any of the numerous and
varied oral inflammatory dis-
eases. This phenomenon oc-
curs because the contami-
nated bristles, continuous
moisture and storage envi-
ronment may present the
ideal habitat for the mnfecting
germ to multiply. Through
consistent use of that same
contaminated toothbrush, fol-
lowed by constant re-infee-
tion, the condition may not
be cured despite specific an-
tibiotic treatment.
Because it is perceived to be
economnically impractical for
most Guyanese to changee their
toothbrush twice a month, de-
contamination should be done
routinely. There are several
methods to sterilize your tooth-
brushes aumon which arec the
1. Pour at least tw.O CuIPS of
boiling water oln the br~istles.
2. Submelcrge the head of he
toothbrush in a solution of di-
lute caustic soda. pure mouth
rinse or alcohol for at least fi~e
3. Thioroughly dry the
br-istles anrd storec the exsposed
toothblrush in al breeo! parlt of
yourl bedrloont .
As the roothbrush wais
found to be partly! re~sponsible
for transminision of infectiois
and a reservoir for re-mf~ction
in the decntulous (w\ithi natural
teeth) p'atient. the denture was
suspected as a cause of infec-
tion in the edentulous (tooth-
less) patient. While the denture

Tho Dentigst di

hours. All the denture porosity
depths were: infected wiithin 7
Base~d on this unde~rstanding
of de~nture contamiinaion. at-
te~mpts at dlecontamination wcre
mIade. Soak~ing the denture for
two hours in equal parts of
house holdi blechLl and w\ate~r for
hourr. followed~ h\ 1 neutlrall-
I/ing c~ounterr s;oak of eqlual parts
of vinegarr l anld waterr for I hou~.
\\as found11~ to beC most\ effective `
aIgainst Ca~ndida. Substalntial dec-
c~ontaminlation~ of the decnture
SurlflceL and~ some depth of p~o-
rosity were achieved wvhen ulsed
Denture soak~s comibined
with application of thet vaginal

cream Mycostatin w~ere proen1
to be an excellent means of de-
creasing the symptoms of sto--
mantthis and candidatitis. Over
the pa;st 5 years. a great deal of
dlata has been gathered on thei
role of the toothbrush and thei
de~nture in the transmission lrt
Clearly both can becomec
infeicted writhl pathogenlic andt
opportunistic germs to be orall
mucllosal miembr anoes, andi
possibly throughout the body?.
Both need to be considered
w-henl developing a treatmentll
approach for any patient writh
oral disease. Finally. both
need to be considered in any\
prevention programme.

hadlong been c~~ rcognized as
poslsibly' being involvecd in sto
mnatitis. the actu~al mecchanism of
repeated"' infectCionlS wa;S un 1

Early research demion-
strated that not only did the
sur~fa~cetf methylmethacylate tc
(Ihat de~ntures~ are madL o) be-
c~ome infected w\ith Cnndida
(\yeast). but the deptlhs of` the
poros~ity within the tlenture ma~-

se~arch revecaledl llr that dnture
surface becamelli inf~Clted in as
little time as 30 to, 60 muinu~tes.
Sur-prisingly~. the saume stuldy
found that the depths of the
denlture porosir \ty were infected
w\ith the g~r~m in as little as four

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17) Welcome to the 412'h edition of
S"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
; tips on cooking in Guyana*
li~cEW?-B~aeag~~ia~EY til

2tbsp oil
1 onion peeled and diced
11b peeled prawns
3 garlic cloves ,peeled and crushed
1Y2 tbsp INDI Carry Powder
1V/2 tbsp Chili Powder
V/2 tbsp turmeric

o ae1/3 pint coconut milk

Heal the oil on a pun .mdJ gentl try lhe unionl
uniii tenider. Add the pisawn- and connrnue
fi-! ingl unnil dry. Add thet garlic. INYDI Curry?
Powvder, chili powder, and turmeric, sur well
and fry for 30 seconds. Add salt and the
coconut milk or water.

Cover and cook gently for 10-15minutes until

Serve as a side dish with both rice and bread.

The cuisine of Sri Lanka draws influence from that of India, as well as colonists and foreign
traders. Rice, which is usually consumed daily, can be found at any special occasion, whlile spicy
curries are favorite dishes for dinner and lunch. A very popular alcoholic drink is toddy, made
fr~om palm tree sap. Rice and curry refers to a range ofSriLankan dishes.

2 large green plantain
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp. INDI Carry Powder
V2 tbsp mustard
1 tsp tureric
1 onion to taste and salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp lime juice or vinegar

Peel skin of plantain using a knife. Cut into
thin slices. Fry sliced banana in oil until light
brown colour. Once plantains are fried
remove and place on paper towels to remove
any excess oil.

Place coconut milk, INDI Culrry Powder,
mustard, turmeric, onion, salt, sugar and
vinegar into a pot and bring to boil at low heat*
Then add the bananas and cook for 2 minutes
at low heat. Senrvewith rice.



M costat in

and Det~u.r

Brown Water...

A Poem

Brown water; Mudhead's water brown fronri
Amazon's rich runoff. Brown water, water brown
from a decade of the state's constipation released
but not relieved into a populace made hungry and
anorexic and now terminal from the filth.

Shirtjacs are burnt, boarded up and buried for
suits and ties; mark success with an obese belly
engrossed with the eating of my flesh of Guyana's
flesh "...garnish with party card and pinch of co-
caine!" More matter for constipation, released but
never relieved. Brown water, water made brown.

Cheddi's opposition in power, power's now in
opposition; opposition opposing opposition and no
one will take my hand, hold my hand, hold my head
high, wipe my tears, brush my shoulders off, give
me encouraging push towards One People, One
Nation, One Destiny!! None will lead me out of
dark past of White Power; none will lead me out
of this memory, this nightmare: every shade of the
colony from Africa to India from Portugal to China
looking for that darker shade of red...none will lead
me from the brown water, water brown.

"Would any lead", I asked when brown water
receded, though I ventured zealously, almost reck-
lessly for life dig-ni-fied. And when I moved into
brown water, water brown receding, I found that I
could venture not. 'Water brown had drowned
dreams a~nd hopes and energies and spirits and lives
and had left them, stinking; some wreathing, some
gasping, others...sadly...... Imagine I, indelible I,
hopeful I, always enduring I......slinked away re-
alizing that no koker, canal or pump could drain
Water Brown.

Kojo Chukwuma McPherson
January 24, 2005

Dedicated to the victims of the January 2005 floods
and to all my Guyanese brothers and sisters who
have gone through too much for too long. .


SBaking I~wder
custard Ivwder PSACryIwe
Black Iepper IlPI4. 1< ls~P~'~

The Atlantic Ocean from the roof of the Museum.

pending on these tangible
pieces of Guyanese heritage
to buttress his sense of self in
an alien environment, is now
trying with nothing but an
altruism that seems out of
place today for a motive to
teach a country what he
learned, while removing
himself from that experience.

on the West Coast can be magi-
cal with the benefit of certain
view, even the guest house is
not doing all that well.
Serrao's excuse for the rest
of us is that we do not have
time to travel, and again, there
is little money, time et cetera...
During the research for this
article, Gary Serrao repeatedly
insisted that the article not be
about him, for it to be about the
museum and that abstract and
nebulous thing called Guyanese
heritage. Serrao is a talker,
speaking non-stop on tours, in-
terspersing historical facts with
his own personal maxims and
credos. Even Shaimoon ob-
serves that he is the talker in the

Turn on a tape recorder in
front of Gary Serrao however
and he becomes literally speech-
less. Well-spoken and em-
phatic, capable of a drab yet ef-
fective sort of charm and
humour during his tours, faced
with as innocuous a thing as a
tape recorder and he becomes

reserved dismissive and fum-
bling, particular conceming ques
tions about himself.
In his insistence on the
detached abstraction of all
the historical artefacts
present in the museum is per-
haps the one serious flaw ob-
/ servable in Serrao. A man
who has spent a lifetime de-

weekends to relax and do chores,
of money that has to be allo-
cated everywhere else except to
the immersion into history that
his museum offers.
Noting that his museum en-
joyed little patronage after he
opened it several years ago,
Serrao had the idea of turning his
home into a guest house to
subsidise the costs of running
the place. Although his room
prices are far from exorbitant,
although the roof of the Toucan
Guest House (as he eventually
named it) has a splendid view
of the Atlantic Ocean and the
Island of Leguan on one side,
and Kastev and sugar cane fields
on the other, although the nights

Ia ourISm aware new5 venIuany unlunumvru unaw
Some old naners. tvoical of Serrao's modesty.


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Serrao lecturing some pfos

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(From centre)
of the toil of termites litter a
1970 issue of Thunder, the
PPP's organ. As well-meaning
as Gary Serrao is, as much as
he has done, as large as his col-
lections is, the Guyana Heritage
Museum is in fact failing.

A dilemma
Gary Serrao is the first to
admit this. He says that
Guyanese are not interested in
their heritage, but with a mag-
nanimity that is typical of him,
he offers the excuse that life is
hard for the majority of
Guyanese. He speaks of long
hard days at work, and short


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