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SAVONLINNA, Finland, (Reuters) Anyone want-
ing to throw away their mobile phone can do it in
style and may even win a medal at the Mobile
Phone Throwing World Championship, Finland's
latest contribution to offbeat athleticism.
Originally a local event in this small town close to
the Russian border, the seventh annual contest yester-
day drew some 100 throwers from as far afield as

Canada, Russia and Belgium. Founder Christine Lund describes the
event as a good source of light exercise with an environmentally
friendly twist. "There are a lot of mobile phones on the second-
hand market, and we are recycling them (before they become toxic
waste)," she said.
The inventive Finns had already given the world the Sauna World
Championships and the Wife Carrying Competition before coming
up with a new way to make mobile phones even more mobile.
This year's gold medal went to Finland's Lassi Etelatalo, who
flung a scrapped Nokia unit a forceful 89.00 metres. "I prepared
by javelin throwing, I haven't really practised throwing mobile

phones," Etelatalo told Reuters.
In the freestyle event, Dutchman Elie Rugthoven's phone
landed outside the designated area, but he still won silver
thanks to a phone juggling performance that impressed the



PPP/C leads

in closing rallies
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo, plugging unity and eq-
uitable distribution of wealth in a US$500B develop-
ment plan for the next five years, fuelled enthusiasm
last evening among mainly sugar ... Page two

UPBEAT: PPP/C presidential candidate Bharrat Jagdeo at
yesterday's mass rally at Stewartville. (Quacy Sampson

IN THEIR NUMBERS: a section of the thousands at the PNCR-1G final rally at
1763 Monument Square in Georgetown last night. (Delano Williams photo)
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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006

Parties wrap up campaign

- PPP/C leads in

closing rallies

By Neil Marks. Shawnel
Cudjoe and Telesha Persaud

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo,
plugging unity and equitable
distribution of wealth in a
US$500B development plan
for the next five years, fuelled
enthusiasm last evening
among mainly sugar workers
and rice farmers at
Stewartville, West Coast
Demerara to pull off the most
massive of rallies closing off
campaigning for tomorrow's
general and regional elec-
At the 1763 Monument
Square in Georgetown, the main
opposition People's National

Congress Relorml-One Guy;ana
(PNCR-IG) rallied thousands,
but fell \\ay behind the govern-
ing People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C).
Though the rally was
scheduled to start at 18 30 lh
PNCR- G's presidential candi-
date Mr. Robert Corbin, the 58-
year-old attorney who is lead-
ing his party into the elections
for the first time, was a no-
show at 21:30 h.
The Alliance for Change,
which has emerged as the third
main player in the elections.
suffered a humiliating last lap.
with a small number of sup-
porters at Parade Ground, in
Georgetown, where its camn-

SMALL TURNOUT: supporters at the AFC rally at the Parade Ground in Georgetown last night. (Delano Williams photo)

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paign had an embarrassing start
when the stage collapsed with
all its leaders on top.

Mr. Jagdeo, 42, a Moscow-
educated economist, hammered
home his party's accomplish-
ment of moving debt repayment
from 94 per cent of revenue in
1992 to 12 per cent today, say-
ing that for this reason, if noth-
ing else. his party deserves vic-
tory again.
He is leading his party into
the 'elections without, for the
first time in the party's 56-year
history, Mrs. Janet Jagan, the
widow of party founder late
President Dr. Cheddi Jagan.
Mrs. Jagan is not a candi-
date for the PPP/C for the first
time. but Mr. Jagdeo vowed to
supporters to fulfil the dream of
the late Dr. Jagan.
The party's supporters.
from elderly men and women.
to young mothers clinging ba-
bies in hands, engaged in sober-
ing celebration of Bob Marley's
"Don't worry about a thing."
They remembered these were
among the last words the late


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President uttered to his wife.
Mr. Jagdeo is the longest
serving head-of-state for the
PPP/C which came to power 14
years ago, after surviving 28
years in opposition. Mr. Jagdeo
became President in 1999 when
Mrs. Jagan resigned due to
health reasons, and this is the
last time he can face the elec-
torate, having already done so
at the March 2001 polls.
The PPP/C Stewartville
rally was among the biggest it
has held in the month of cam-
paigning for the polls. It was
the first such rally in Region
Three (Essequibo Islands/West
Demerara), where hundreds of
families depend on the sugar es-
tates at Wales, West Bank
Demerara and Uitvlugt, West
Coast Demerara.
Mr. Jagdeo vowed that the
PPP/C will not close down the
Demerara estates and endanger
the livelihoods of those families.
His declaration caused support-
ers to erupt in celebration.
whether they were sitting beside
the trench, standing, or atop
their vehicles.
The decision of the party

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to take its last rally to Region
Three saw widespread support
also from rice farmers and the
working class, who have ben-
efited from the low income hous-
ing schemes set up in the Re-
gion, La Parfaite/Harmonie and
Tuschen being the largest.
The current government has
distributed just more than 12,
000 house lots in the region
since it came into office and
apart from the eight housing
schemes that were set up, re-
gional candidate Dr. Moti Singh
said 23 squatting areas are being
He said the crowd support
showed that the PPP/C can win
Region Three, which has an es-
timated 67,000 electors.
Mr. Jagdeo urged his sup-
porters to go out and vote early
and all the speakers, who in-
cluded Ms. Bibi Shadick and
Ms. Gail Teixeira urged voters to
be vigilant and make sure they
vote correctly..

The PNCR-1G did not
manage to attract the convincing
crowd it needed to demonstrate
that it can muster the majority
and take away power from the
The thousands of support-
ers who waved the symbolic
palm tree and shouted the name
of the party's presidential can-
didate as it repeated its plan for
victory was not any better than
that it attracted for its opening
Mr. Corbin failed to show
three hours after the scheduled
start time.
New candidate Mr. Roy Ba-
bel, a reporter who worked at
the Evening News. and whose
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GCE Advanced results out

Seventy nine of those were
upper sixth form students from
Bishops' High, St. Stanislaus
College, President's College and
Queen's College who wrote AL
One hundred and seventy
six lower sixth form students,
from Bishops' High, St.
Stanislaus College, St Rose's,

Parties wrap up ..
(From page twol
publisher Anthony Vieira is also contesting the elections under
PNCR-IG said the party has the persons with the vision to
lead the country.
He claimed that the PPP/C has been stifling the country's
development for the past five years and has monopolised cer-
tain critical sectors of Guyana such as communication, refus-
ing to allow another television station to operate in Region Ten
(Upper Demerara/Berbice).
The PNCR-1G said if elected, it would provide house lots
for all persons between the ages of 18-35 and establish a volun-
tary National Service for persons to learn life skills.
In addition, the party said it would open five new towns
from Rockstone to Lethem. It also promised its supporters
economic prosperity and a reduction in crime.
The party's programme last night included cultural items
by Yoruba Singers, Basil Bradshaw and others.
The AFC's final rally got off to a late start.
At 18.00 h, when ii was intended to start, only a small
group of supporters gathered and were seen enjoying the mu-
sic, as they mingled with each other
This was far smaller than the sizeable group for its opening
rally weeks ago.
Mr Gerhard Ramsaroop, executive member of the AFC, told
this newspaper there were about 25-30 cars that came from
Plaisance. East Coast Demerara as part of a motorcade.
He said there were many supporters along the way as they
drove through the East Coast on the way to Parade Ground.
An hour after the intended time for the start of the
*programme, Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes began a speech on
the party's behalf, but leaders Raphael Trotman, Khemraj
Ramjattan, and Sheila Holder had not yet turned up.
Ten parties are contesting tomorrow's elections.

New Amsterdam Multi.,
President's College and Queen's
College wrote the AS examina-
The overall pass rate at the
AS level was 65% while the
overall pass rate at the Ad-
vanced Level was 77%, the
ministry said.
In addition, 13 private can-
didates from the Adult Educa-
tion Association (Georgetown
wrote the examination, ten of
whom wrote the Advanced
Level and three the Advanced
Subsidiary, the release added.
Of the 79 school candidates
who offered subjects at the Ad-
vanced Level, 62 were success-

ful in at least one subject.
Thirty two students were suc-
cessful in only one subject, 15
passed two subjects, while 15
candidates were successful in
three subjects.
One candidate from
President's College was success-
ful in four subjects while 18
candidates from Queen's College
were successful in three subjects.
At the AS Level, 120 candi-
dates were successful in at least
one subject. Fifty two passed
only one subject, 38 candidates
were successful in two subjects;
20 candidates were successful in
three subjects, while 10 candi-
dates passed four subjects.


THE official declaration of results of the 2006 general and
regional elections will be made Wednesday evening, the
Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has advised.
However, Chief Election Officer Gocool Boodhoo will give
the first progress report on the counting of the ballots at 23:00
h on polling day.
Mr. Boodhoo, and GECOM chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally
and his Commissioners will preside when the official announce-
ment is made at 20:00 h Wednesday, GECOM said in a state-
ment to the media.
According to GECOM, it will deliver scheduled and un-
scheduled public updates, on a 24-hour basis, on the conduct
of the elections, and will give accumulating totals of votes cast
for each of the ten political parties contesting the elections.
Voting starts at 06:00 h on Monday and will close 12
hours after.

Those who were successful
in four subjects were from New
Amsterdam Multilateral,
President's College and Queen's
Those with commendable
performances from Bishops'
High School included Joan Ann
Edghill, Law (AL)- B; Donna
Gobin, Accounting (AS)- A;
Maritha Halley, Law (AL) -A;
Shantel Scott, Law (AL), -A and
Sulunge Styraughn Law (AL) -


Successful candidates from
President's College include
Shonnette Denny, Biology
(AS)- B, Chemistry (AS)- C,
Mathematics (AS), B; Kwesi
Elliot, Chemistry (AS)- B,
Mathematics (AS)- B and Phys-
ics (AS)- B; Fizal Hussein Bi-
ology (AS)- C, Chemistry (AS)-
B, Mathematics (AS)- A, Phys-
ics (AS)- A; Rayal Jhagru, Bi-
ology (AS)- D, Chemistry (AS)-

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tificate of Education (GCE)
Advanced Level (AL) exami-
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number writing the Advanced
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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006

Katrina revealed

inadequate response

- Bush

By Tabassum Zakaria

(Reuters) Nearly one year
after Hurricane Katrina
created a humanitarian and
political crisis, President
George W. Bush said
yesterday the storm showed
the government was
unprepared to respond to a
disaster of that magnitude
and revealed "deep-seated
poverty" in America.
Political fallout from the
hurricane, which killed more
than 1,000 people and displaced
tens of thousands, was severe
for Bush last year, sending his
public opinion ratings to new
lows amid widespread criticism
that the government's response
had been too slow.
He returns this week to the
scene of one of the worst
natural disasters in American
history to meet local residents
and officials to review progress
in rebuilding New Orleans and
communities along the Gulf
Coast that were flooded and

"One year after the storms,
the Gulf Coast continues down
the long road to recovery. In
Mississippi and Louisiana, we
can see many encouraging signs
of recovery and renewal, and
many reminders that hard work
still lies ahead," Bush said.
"We will stay until the job
is done," he pledged in his
weekly radio address from
Maine, where he was visiting
Sen. Mary Landrieu, a
Louisiana Democrat, accused
the administration of failing in
its hurricane response a year
ago and leaving the country
exposed to another disaster.
"Countless neighborhoods
appear as if the hurricanes were
just yesterday and they serve as
harsh reminders of how our
nation was so unprepared," she
said in the Democratic response
to Bush's radio address.
"Unfortunately, our nation
in many ways remains
unprepared for major disasters.
whether they be hurricanes,
earthquakes, or terrorist
Democrats, hoping to win

control of at least one chamber
of Congress in November
elections, have been actively
trying to remind voters of the
Republican administration's
slow federal response to Katrina
immediately after the hurricane
"It's past time we hold
government officials
accountable, not just for their
policies, but for their follow-
through and their competence,"
Landrieu said.
Some critics have charged
the government's slow response
to the hurricane was due to
racism because the areas hit
were largely poor and black, an
accusation that administration
officials have strongly denied.
"Unfortunately. Katrina
also revealed that federal,
state, and local governments
were unprepared to respond
to such an extraordinary
disaster." Bush said. "And
the floodwaters exposed a
deep-seated poverty that has
cut people off from the
opportunities of our
Bush said while the
federal government was
playing a "vital role" in

rebuilding efforts, it was the
responsibility of state and
local governments to take the
"The federal government
will continue to do its part -
yet a reborn Gulf Coast must
reflect the needs, the vision, and
the aspirations of the people of
Mississippi and Louisiana,"
Bush said.
"And their state and local
officials have a
responsibility to help set
priorities and make tough
decisions, so people can plan
their futures with
confidence," he said.
Bush issued a proclamation
declaring August 29, the
anniversary of the storm, as a
"National Day of
Remembrance of Hurricane
Katrina" that Americans should
mark with appropriate
On Tuesday, Bush was
scheduled to visit New
Orleans to meet Mayor
Ray Nagin and attend a
church service marking the
Katrina anniversary.
(Additional reporting by
Richard Cowan in

Lightning strike delays space shuttle's launch

By Irene Klotz

(Reuters) NASA has
delayed today's planned
launch of the space shuttle
Atlantis for 24 hours to assess
possible damage from a
lightning strike on the ship's
Florida launch pad, the U.S.
space agency said yesterday.
Postponement of the launch
until 4.04 p.m. EDT (2004
GMT) tomorrow would give
managers more time to analyze
data from shuttle systems and
ground support equipment that
may have been affected by the
lightning bolt that struck on
Friday, NASA spokesman
Bruce Buckingham said.
The mission, the third since
the 2003 space shuttle
Columbia disaster1 is a critical
part of NASA's efforts to finish
building the International Space
Station before the shuttle fleet
is retired in 2010.
There was no apparent
damage from the lightning bolt
which struck a thick wire at the
top of the shuttle's seaside
launch pad at about 2 p.m. EDT
(1800 GMT) Friday. said Jeff
Spaulding. a NASA launch
supervisor. in a news conference
The wire is part of the
launch pad's lightning
protection system.
"So lar it looks favourable.''"
said Spaulding, adding that
equipment evaluations remained
under way.
'iThe delay positions NASA
for a launch attempt under
much more favourable weather
conditions than had been
lorecast for todAy.
Forecasters yesterday

predicted a 60 per cent chance
that weather would delay
today's liftoff, but the outlook

Any rain when the shuttle
blasts off from its launch pad
could damage the spaceship's

THE Lightning Protection System (top) is seen as the
space shuttle Atlantis rests atop Launch Pad 39B at
the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida
on Friday. (REUTERS/Scott Audette)

for tomorrow is for just a 20
per cent chance of a weathcr-
related delay.

heat-shielding tiles, and a
lightning strike could knock out
the computers that control the

ship. Even some kinds of thick,
high clouds make launch
Atlantis' mission is the first
with a primary goal of working
on construction of the space
station since the 2003 Columbia
accident, and another accident or
serious problem would likely
ground the shuttles
NASA is also keeping a
sharp eye on Tropical Storm
By Thursday the storm,
which is projected to hit the
Gulf of Mexico, could develop
into a Category 3 hurricane on
the 5-step Saffir Simpson scale
of storm intensity, with
sustained winds of at least 111
miles per hour (178 kph).
NASA is concerned the storm
could pose a threat to its Mission
Control Center in Houston. It may
also affect plans to ship a shuttle
external fuel tank from NASA's
manufacturing facility near New
Orleans in lime to support an
emergency rescue mission, should
Atlantis sustain Columbia-like
damage during launch.
Columibia was hit bv a
piece of foam insulation lthat l ell
off its fuel tlanl during launch,
Damage from llie impact
Iriggered thle shuttle's breakup
over ilcxas a;s itl el\\' Ihliio gh lihe
altiiospliere lor landing on
Feliruary 1, 20(s)I All sec ent
aslrolltlls aboard the slhlttle
\While the shuttle fleet
Ywas grounded tfor repairs and
safety upgrades after
Columbia, work on the
International Space Station
came to a halt.

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Iran launches new

nuclear project

By Parisa Hafezi

ARAK, Iran (Reuters) Iran's president launched a new
phase in the Arak heavy-water reactor project yesterday,
saying Tehran would not give up its right to nuclear
technology despite Western fears it aims to make atomic
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was speaking just days before
an August 31 deadline set by the U.N. Security Council for Iran to
halt uranium enrichment the West's biggest worry in Iran's atomic
programme or face possible sanctions.
"No one can deprive a nation of its rights based on its capabilities,"
Ahmadinejad said in his speech to inaugurate the heavy water project.
The Arak project, once complete, will produce plutonium
as a by-product that could be used to make atomic warheads.
But the reactor that will produce this is still being built.
Western nations accuse Iran of seeking to master technology


AN IRANIAN Noor missile is launched during military
manoeuvres in the Persian Gulf on Friday. (REUTERS/
Fars News)
to produce nuclear weapons. Iran, the world's fourth largest oil
exporter, insists it only wants to produce electricity.
"Iran is not a threat to anybody, not even to the Zionist
regime," Ahmadinejad said. using Iran's term for its arch-enemy
Israel, which the Islamic Republic does not recognize.
Although Iran faces possible sanctions if it does not heed
the U.N. deadline, divisions among world powers over how to
handle the Islamic republic could delay any action.
The Los Angeles Times reported Washington had indicated
it was ready to form an independent coalition to freeze Iranian
assets and restrict trade if necessary. Analysts say sanctions
imposed by just a few states would have limited impact.
A White House spokeswoman said yesterday the United
States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany were
consulting about Iran's response to the package of incentives
the six offered Tehran to halt uranium enrichment.
"We all share the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a
nuclear weapons capability," spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
Iran is likely to raise further fears in Western capitals by
pressing ahead with the heavy-water project near Arak, 120
miles southwest of the capital Tehran.
An Iranian official said the project is not a proliferation risk
because heavy water has no military use. Diplomats say it is
not a constructive step.
"It's not a proliferation risk in itself, but the associated
operations still to be constructed would be. And the timing
seems particularly poor," said a Vienna-based diplomat familiar
with operations of the U.N. nuclear watchdog in Iran.
The U.N. Security Council resolution setting the August
31 deadline to halt enrichment also cited a call by the U.N.
watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), for
Iran to reconsider building its heavy water reactor project.
The Arak complex was protected by dozens of anti-aircraft
guns and surrounded by a four-metre high barbed wire fence.
Photographers and TV journalists were asked not to take any
images except in areas where they were specifically permitted.
The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Gholamreza
Aghazadeh, told the students' ISNA news agency that IAEA
inspectors would visit Arak this week.
Inspectors routinely visit Iranian facilities but diplomats say
a group was recently denied access to an Iranian underground
site. Iran denies hindering routine access but earlier this year
stopped allowing snap checks of its facilities by inspectors.
The West's main concern is Iran's programme for enriching
uranium. a process that can be used to make fuel for nuclear
power stations or material for bombs.
But Iran has so Ihr refused to stop the work alnd shnigged off the
lIrcal of sanelillns. sa;yin it \wIIouIk push already soa.illg oil prices
higher still. hurling ; industrial nllons.
Iran's dcpuIl parliament speaker. Mohanmadl Re/a Bahon:r.
waled tille \\'est ill C IIolIcinenI, ptiblisled lI\ lian's S :1r11 Ii\\ spape
\scirda\ lida Iii putting pirel.ric on the conllnlt could promlipt public
calls forIran to pursue aI wecapolns,; piroll'llllie.
"Be afraid of the dav that the Iranian nation comes into the
streets and stages demonstrations to ask the i' io\ernIIIenIt to
produce nuclear weaponIs o llie threatss" lhe said.
Iran, responding to the incentives offered by the six
world powers, has only hinted it might be ready to consider
halting uranium enrichment as a result of talks, not as a
precondition. The reply seemed designed to divide opinion
among the six powers.

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Ernesto could become dangerous hurricane

By Michael Christie

MIAMI, (Reuters) The fifth
tropical storm of the Atlantic
season, Ernesto, could
become a dangerously
powerful hurricane in the oil-
producing Gulf of Mexico
next week around the
anniversary of Hurricane
Katrina, U.S. forecasters said
The U.S. National Hurricane
Center said forecasting Ernesto's
future strength was riddled with
But very warm waters in its
path as it approached the Gulf,
where a quarter of U.S. crude oil
and natural gas production is
located, could lead to significant
strengthening, the Miami-based
centre said.
"This could result in
Ernesto becoming a powerful
hurricane in the Gulf of
Mexico," said hurricane centre
forecaster Lixion Avila in a
Jamaica, the Cayman Islands
and Cuba issued hurricane
watches as Ernesto bore down.
A hurricane watch means
hurricane conditions can be
expected within 36 hours.
The hurricane centre said
Emesto could be near hurricane
strength, meaning with winds
near 74 miles per hour (119 km
per hour), as it passed Jamaica
and Haiti on Sunday. Next in
line were the wealthy British
dependency of the Cayman
Islands and Cuba.
If Ernesto becomes a
hurricane, it will be the first of
the six-month hurricane season,
which began June 1.
It was located around 190
miles (310 km) south-southeast
of the Haitian capital Port-au-
Prince by 5 p.m. EDT (2100
GMT) yesterday.
Ernesto's forecast track
would take it by Thursday to
the middle of the Gulf as a
Category 3 hurricane on the 5-
step Saffir-Simpson scale of
storm intensity, with sustained
winds of at least 111 mph (178

kph), capable of damaging
Hurricane Katrina was a
Category 3 storm when it came
ashore in Louisiana last Aug. 29
and devastated the city of New
Orleans by breaching its levees.
It killed around 1,500 people
on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Louisiana's governor said
the state could not rest easy
with Ernesto on the way.
"Our entire coast is on
alert," Gov. Kathleen Blanco
told a news conference. She
praised the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers for fixing the
broken levees, but
acknowledged the defences
remained untested by nature.
Katrina and the other
hurricanes produced by a record
storm season last year, toppled
offshore oil platforms,
destroyed undersea pipelines
and flooded coastal refineries,
sending oil prices to record
Oil prices bubbled higher
on Friday as Ernesto
British oil major BP Pic said
it would pull 800 non-essential
workers from its Gulf of
Mexico drilling rigs and non-
producing platforms yesterday,
cutting its offshore Gulf
workforce by a third but not
affecting production.
Emesto's eventual target
zone ranged anywhere from the
Florida Panhandle through New
Orleans and down to the border
with Mexico, but the northern
Gulf coast appeared most likely.
At 5 p.m. (2100 GMT)
yesterday, Ernesto's maximum
sustained winds had risen to 60
mph (95 kph) and it was
moving toward the west-
northwest at about 13 mph (20
Rainfall of 4 to 8 inches (10
to 20 cm) was possible over
Jamaica, with some areas getting
up to 12 inches (30 cm). A total
of 3 to 6 inches (7.6 to 15 cm)
was likely over Haiti and the
Dominican Republic, the
hurricane centre said.

This hurricane season, while
forecast to be busier than
average, has been relatively quiet
with just five tropical storms
and no hurricane to date.
By this time last year there
had been 11 tropical storms,
five of which became hurricanes.
The 2005 season went on
to produce a record-breaking ,
28 storms, of which 15
became hurricanes.
(Additional reporting by Eric
Beech in Washington, Peter K'
Henderson in New Orleans
and Erwin Seba in Houston) ,.

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for politics as candidate
By Patrick Markey

CARACAS. Venezuela IReuters) Accompanied by
drummers, goats and a mule. a Venezuelan comedian
traded his gags for the political stump on Wednesday,
becoming a candidate to challenge President Hugo Chavez
in December's election.
Benjamin Rausseo, famous for his often vulgar comedy
rounnes. Is a long shot against the left-wing president popular
for spending oil revenues on social projects. But the comic's
candidacy added spice to the presidential race.
Rausseo registered as a candidate at the electoral council
where he delivered a speech that mixed jokey references to
Chavez's government and the candidate's own broad-brush
proposals for a new administration.
"You are fired, Mister President," he said, speaking in
English and blowing a whistle to m.imic Chavez's dismissal of
state oil workers who went on strike in late 2002.
Mocking Chavez' use of militaristic names for his electoral
campaign teams, the chubby, bespectacled comic has promised
to recruit women for his campaign through the."Comando
Pechuga." or "Breast Command."
Rausseo says he offers a choice to Chavez supporters
disillusioned by his failure to deliver on promises and to voters
who see no future in the opposition leadership.
"We want peace, happiness, security and lots of potatoes
for the people," he told reporters. "People will make their
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USEFUL and credible as elections tracking polls may
be, they are at best guides for contesting parties and
the electorate.
They are not intended, and cannot be a substitute
for EVERY eligible voter to go out there and do his/her
civic duty.
That duty, that responsibility to ensure and sustain
electoral democracy and good governance in an
environment of political stability and peace, is to trek
tomorrow to the designated polling stations and cias-he

ballots provided by GECOM for the contesting party
of your choice.
This momentous occasion tomorrow provides the
opportunity to once more celebrate the freedom of the
secret ballot at free and fair elections that has become
the norm in this nation since the restoration of electoral
democracy in October 1992.
The intense elections campaign has had its
moments of threatening behaviour at some meetings.
There have been incidents of damaged billboards and
replacement of posters by exuberant and
misguided party activists. Worse, some crude personal
insults offered instead of focus on policies and
By and large, however, the campaign has been
relatively free of the ugly violence, deep tension and
the scandalous intimidatory and bigoted behaviour
associated with previous elections.
Those of 1997 and, to a lesser extent 2001, would
be recalled as examples of what can result from political
bankruptcy and desperation that drove others to
summoning the weapon of race, refusing to accept the
expressed wishes of the eligible voters and make a
mockery of the rule of law.
The best thing, therefore, that ALL of the contesting
parties, big and small, old and new, and not so new,
could do today, in the national interest at their respective

final rallies, is to make an honest declaration to ACCEPT
the official results of tomorrow's presidential and
parliamentary elections.
This assurance should be coupled with strong
exhortations for eligible voters to turn out at their polling
stations from pretty early tomorrow to make sure THEY
have a decisive say in the new government and quality
of governance Guyana will have after tomorrow.
Go and vote. EVERY ballot counts at free and fair
Make sure YOUR ballot is there to be counted.
Peace and love to all.

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Guyana poll surprises vs reality

SURPRISES are constant
in democratic parliamentary
But for tomorrow's
presidential and parliamentary
elections in Guyana the really
significant surprise would be

failure by -the incumbent
People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C) to retain power
with an overall majority.
The latest tracking poll
conducted by the New Yorki-
basedNorth American Teachers
Association (NACTA), headed
by director Vishnu Bisram. has
given the PPP/C a minimum 50
per cent.
The main opposition
People's National Congiess
Reform-Guyana One I'N(CR-
IG) is placed in second ~tl-o
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results of tracking polls within
the past two weeks.
Speculations. however, persist
about the likelihood of his party
not securing an overall
governing majority in the 65-
member National Assembly.
Jagdco has dismissed such
speculations and sees the PPP/
C being back in power "with a
very convincing victory based
on widespread support for our
outstanding social and economic
"Surprises" for tomorrow's
poll, for which a national
holiday has been declared,
would have to contend with the
reality of voting patterns and
composition of parliament since
the restoration of electoral
democracy in October 1992.

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this optimism must contend
with negative factors like the
downside of incumbency as well
as ongoing emigration for the

Its primary challenger.
PNCR-1G. which held state
power consecutively from 1964
until 1992. had obtained
between 40 to 42 per cent of the
popular votes at those three
Therefore, much to the
disappointment of the fledgling
Alliance For Change, launched
last year with the promise
to break the traditional
dominance of the mass-based
PPP/C and PNCR-IG, this is
a "surprise" that is also not
expected to materialism.
Prior to still unpublished
results at the time of writing on
Friday. the latest tracking poll
by NACTA, as originally done
for the "Stabroek News", had
the PPP/C placed with a
minimum 47 per cent of the
popular votes, to 27 for-the
PNCR and 16 per cent for the
Assuming accuracy of those
results, the PNCR and AFC
together could, therefore secure
a total 44 per-cent of the votes.
If an estimated four per cent is
added for the small prtli.c,s. this
means that the combined
opposition could muster 48 per
cent to a projected 52 per cent
for the PPIP/C. Both the 'PPP/C
and tPNCR-IlG are said to have
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It is difficult to conceive. as the
AFC's own poll had revealed, of
the PNCR's traditional base
support being so significantly
diminished to lose second spot for
tomorrow's voting to the AFC.
whose presidential candidate
(Raphael Trotman) and leader
(Khemnrai Ramijattan) are former
parliamentary defectors of.
respectively, the PNCR and the
Since in politics all things
are possible. if the PPP/C does
not succeed in achieving its
quest for a fourth consecutive
term in government, then a more
appropriate and legitimate
coalition would be a generally
welcome one with the PNCR-

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This reality would help to
explain why for elections 2006
ALL of the contesting parties
-the PPP/C and the PNCR -
as well as the newcomer AFC
and four other parties on the
periphery the older The
United Force. Justice for All
Party and the Guyana Action
Party (GAP)/Rise Organise and
Rebuild (ROAR) coalition -
have been strident in focusing on
"racial unity". at least on their
public platforms.
The contestants are quite
aware of the watchful eyes of
the conslitutionally-empowered
Ethnic Relations Commission
(ERC). established by the PPP/

C administration, as well as the
vigorous functioning of the
media monitoring mechanisms
of the Guyana Elections
Commission. (GECOM).
Together, they seem to
have positively impacted on an
improved electioneering climate
by local print and electronic
media coverage.
In the country also
monitoring the conduct of the
elections are observer missions
from the Caribbean Community.
Commonwealth, Carter Center
and Organisation of American
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electoral democracy in
President Jagdeo is
completing his first full-term -
having originally assumed the
presidency in August 1999
when Head of State Janet Jagan
resigned for health reasons -
and is constitutionally debarred
from seeking this office again
after his second term.
At 42, Jagdeo. an
economist, and one of the young
men to have risen in the PPP
under the leadership of the late
President Cheddi Jagan (whose
middle name he has as his first),
is the youngest Head of State in
the Western Hemisphere. He

served as Finance Minister
under both Presidents Cheddi
and Janet Jagan.
Seeking the presidency for
the first time is the 58-year-old
lawyer, Robert Corbin, who
became leader of the PNC on
the death in December 2000 of
former President Desmond
Corbin, a lawyer, and
former Minister of National
Mobilisation in a
PNC administration, is
leading lhe part\ for the first
time into national elections.
The campaign climaxed
last evening witih the major
contenders for lpoi er holding
rallies at strategic bases in
and out of ( eolretolni ll
contrast to their 2001 elect iolns
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SUNDAY CHRONCLE August 27, 2006 I

.Peace, Rasta,.

SO I see you pull out your
three-piece suit, Rasta.
It looking nice, blood, nice,
And you put it out on a
line in the yard to catch sunlight
which means you're plan-
ning to wear it some place spe-
It's no use pretending; I
know you too well, blood.
So you can wipe that sheep-
ish look from your face and
stop pretending it's a funeral or
wedding you're going to tomor-
Tomorrow is a national holi-
day and nobody's getting mar-
ried tomorrow. And there's
hardly likely to be any funerals
I know you, blood. When
you pull out that suit, you've
got something really big up your
sleeve. And look at that sharp
tie you put on the line to catch
sunlight too.
Whoa Rasta! You're really
planning some serious looking
out tomorrow, blood.
So, what are you up to to-
You're planning to be an ob-
server? What observer?
There will be a lot people
observing a lot of other people
and their business tomorrow
and you intend to be a major
But, Rasta you have to be
accredited to be an official ob-
server for tomorrow's elections.
You can't just put on your
three-piece suit and tie and your
sharp dark shades and pretend
you're an observer.
Sorry, blood, sorry. A mil-
lion apologies! I did not for one
moment intend to call you the
'Great Pretender'.
Boy, that 'Great Pretender'
ad on TV really upset a lot of
people but it had a lot of
people laughing too.
And that's no lie. Did you
see how the other side shoot
back with their 'You know that
you lied' ad?
Nice fun, blood, nice fun.
I was on two talk show
programmes Friday with two
radio stations from Jamaica talk-
ing about how things were look-
ing for the elections here tomor-
(What do you mean by ask-
ing me how come people in Ja-
maica know me and would call
me to interview me? Look blood
- I am not any ordinary Hon-
orary Rasta. Ask around and
you would be surprised at how
far and wide they know me.
And only good things about me,
Anyways, one of the host-
esses from one of the Jamaica
radio stations couldn't help
laughing when I told them about
the 'Great Pretender' ad. She
called it welcome "comic relief',
adding that it was good that the
elections campaign diidn' gt.
into anything much nastier.
I aIrced. There has been
i;. 'h.;iI h,: the naslini:s ,, :-.t
the lensnion that characltriked!
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Thank God. Praises to the
Most High!
Don't you agree, blood?
That we can do without the fear,
the stupidity, the stress, the
tensions, the nastiness that had
so consumed us at those three
I am not condoning any of
the regrettable excursions by
some into trying to stir trouble
for these elections like harass-
ing news teams covering party
meetings, or supporters of one
party tearing down posters and
cutting down billboards of rival
But praise and thanks to the
Most High that there were no
attacks by gangs on political
meetings as was the case during
elections campaigns not so long

ago, when people were badly
beaten and meetings broken up.
Parties this time around
campaigned where they wanted
and some didn't even bother to
campaign at all.
It's all been almost all nice
and peaceful.
And with all these observ-
ers from overseas coming in to
watch closely tomorrow and en-
sure everything is nice and
clean, it should stay peaceful
and clean.
And you, my Rasta brother,
want to be an observer too?
And you're planning to tell
the officials you are an official
Rasta observer from Jamaica
and if they have any doubt
about your credentials they can
call me on my cell phone and I
would be able to tell them that

you and I are good friends and
you are who and what you say
you are?
So why me? Because a lot
of people in Jamaica know me
and the officials here would be-
lieve me?
I see.
But why do you want to
observe the voting tomorrow,
Is not the voting you would
be watching, but the voters?
Ha, now I see your game.
You pulled out that suit to
catch the sunlight to become an
observer at the elections tomor-
row because you want to hit on
some of those pretty, hot young
women you saw flocking the
campaign meetings of the seri-
ous parties?
You checked the meetings

and they were hot, hot, hot??!!
And you saw those nice,
nice young women in the fore-
front of the groups the serious
parties fielded for the Nomina-
tion Day treks to City Hall?
And you also closely ob-
served the jumping and waving
and wining and the accompany-
ing jiggling, and that qualifies
you as an official observer for

That's the spirit, blood.
Instead of nastiness and
stupidity and ugliness, Rasta.
let's start spreading niceness
and love and peace.
And a good way to push
the niceness that has prevailed
so far is you in this observer
role tomorrow, blood.
After you vote, go watch
those lovely voters in the
queues and let them hot up
your head, blood. Better that
kind of heat than the other nas-
tier kind of searing flames that
was spread and was so destruc-
tive in elections past.
Spread the peace, Rasta,
spread the peace.
And if any of those hot, hot
voters question your credentials
as an observer, blood, just give
them my cell phone number and
ask them to call me any time.
Remember my number,
blood, and spread the message
and the love. And if you work
your magic right, you in your
three-piece suit and I in my
whatever, may very well end
up in Buddy's one night later
this week with some good
company to take it to another
In the more times, Rasta,
and may the more times be
forever beautiful.

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ONE of my uncles who lives
in Boston prepares himself
every time he reaches the
US. Immigration to be pulled
over by security for question-
Wearing heavy gold
chains around his neck and
wrists and carrying a brief-
case, he felt he was identified
for questioning because he
fitted a certain profile, maybe
of a drug dealer.
A journalist colleague,
who often got pulled aside by
U.S. security for questioning,
believed his wayward beard
and unruly hair gave him a
certain profile he suspected
a Communist look whatever
that is.
But neither have been
pulled aside for a while as U.S.
and Britain security seem to be
on the look out for those who
fit a new profile; that of a 'ter-
I don't know what a terror-
ist looks like but according to
people who have been pulled
aside lately, taken into the back
rooms for questioning, pulled
off planes, received long, in-
tense and suspicious stares
from strangers their names, the
way they dress, the way they
look or even speak automati-
cally place them into the cat-
egory of a 'terrorist' profile.
Trinidad and Tobago police
and immigration officials and
even the media in the twin-is-
land seem to be caught up too
i. la!belling people who look a
certain way.
A case in point: Last Octo-
ber. Umnar Mohammed, who
il'frated l'e London fro:;,


Trinidad at a young age, was ar-
rested by security at the Crown
Point airport in Tobago while
awaiting his flight to return
He was charged with hav-
ing two knives in his luggage
which he checked in with the
airline. After appearing before a
court in Trinidad to answer the
possession charge and given bail,
Mohammed, who sports a
clean-shaven head and a full,
bushy beard, was rearrested and
taken into custody where he was
kept for three days.
Apparently, police found
some Islamic literature and
Kajol powder, used as an eye
makeup for women, in his suit-
case and became rather suspi-
cious that the latter in particu-
lar could be an explosive chemi-
cal-base ingredient.
His pictures were splashed
on every front page newspaper
with terrorist label in the head-
During the three days, po-
lice leaked that Mohammed
might be connected to the mid-
2005 terrorist bombings in Lon-
don. Scotland Yard police hunt-
ing down the bombers landed
urgently in Trinidad to question
During his three days in
custody, Mohammed, a devout
Muslim, complained to his law-
yer that although he was fast-
ing, police officers would often
sit and eat in front of him and
some called him a de\il during
their interrogation.
Cleared by Scotland Yard.
Mohammed was then re'iiiX,.
11 turned outt lhai Ih u. ,1
even an inl' ,. .

dence that connected
Mohammed to the London
As for the charge of having
the two knives, a magistrate last
month dismissed the case as the
police failed to disclose material
evidence to the defence after
months and months of adjourn-
ment during which Mohammed
ran up an expensive travelling
bill to and from London to at-
tend the hearings.
With all the publicity lo-
cally and internationally,
Mohammed's attorney Nyree
Alfonso said her former client
was now regarded by global law
enforcement as a "person of in-
terest" who would be subjected
to additional security proce-
In the aftermath of the 9/
11 plane-crashing incidents in
the U.S., Muslims in America
complained about being ha-
rassed, attacked, insulted, losing
jobs, demoted, spat upon be-
cause they happened to believe
in the same God that Osama bin
Laden worships.
Guyanese journalist Edwin
Ali, a mild-mannered Muslim
living in Florida, was imivJ ;K)
write a book on 'Muslims in
America After The Catastrophic
Tragedy of 9/11' because of the
hate that was sudd.'nly being
perpetuated ag:ainr t Muslims,
including those from the Carib-
The recent drama in London
- and I'm not sure whether to
call it a foiled 'plot' where
Scotland Yard arrested close to
Iwo do/ei 1 \. ni.- ;nd

up U.S.-bound passenger planes
- seems to have heightened the
paranoia among non-Muslims
and Westerners in particular.
A few examples: A 28-year
old British Muslim airline pilot
hauled off a flight from
Manchester to Newark just be-
fore takeoff. Amar Ashraf, born
in Wrexham, North Wales, be-
lieves his removal was down to
having a "Muslim-sounding
Some passengers refused to
board a Manchester-bound flight
from Malaga because they
thought two men of Middle-
Eastern appearance who were
wearing heavy clothing and look-
ing at their watches, were behav-
ing suspiciously. The men were
ordered off the plane and ques-
tioned by police.
Last week, an airport termi-
nal at Tri-state airport in West
Vir inia was evacuated and a Pa-
ki' -li woman questioned by the
. after securny i..1Cks
wrongly identified liquids in her
hand luggage as being explosive.
Dr Ahmed Farooq, a Mus-
lim radiologist from Winnipeg,
Canada, was escorted off a
United Airlines flight in Denver
last week after reciting prayers
that were regarded as suspicious
by passengers. And the list oces
LU.S. House Homeland Sicu-
rily Ch 't.ain Peter Kine !'.
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Asian" descent to undergo ad-
ditional security checks because
of their ethnicity and religion
and that airport screeners
shouldn't be hampered by "po-
litical correctness", according to
the U.S. Newsday newspaper.
Discussing the recent rev-
elation of an alleged plot in En-
gland to blow up U.S.-bound
airliners, he was quoted by the
paper as saying, "if the threat
is coming from a particular
group, I can understand why it
would make sense to single
them out for further question-
The debate on whether
ethnic and religious profiling is
a legitimate law enforcement
tool is still not a widely debated
issue in the international media.
But it surely must be a hu-
miliating and demeaning experi-
ence for a group of people, in-
cluding Umar Mohammed, to
be targeted because they fit a
particular ethnic and religious
Such is the reality of life in
the world today.

GOOD luck to all candi-
dates contesting tomorrow's
general elections in Guyana.
Whichever party wins, my
hope is that they can take up
the challenge of seriously deal-
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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006

Fake birds save S. African

town after seal bloodbath

By Auton Ferreira

Sica (Reuters) When a gang
of seabird-killing seals ate
the main tourist draw of
Lamberts Bay. residents of
the small South African
town called in a surfer, an
artist and a flock of fake gan-
nets to save the day.
Cape gannets had been
breeding on a tiny island off
Lamberts Bay. on the Atlantic
coast 250 km (160 miles) north
of Cape Town. since the early
1900s, becoming a profitable -
albeit raucous and smelly -
part of the landscape.
Birdwatchers from all over
the world flocked to the town
to see the birds, spending gen-
erously in local shops, restau-
rants and hostelries.
"hc thought the birds
would always be there." said
Man'ictc Breytenbach, owner of
the Lamberts Bay Hotel over-
looking the harbour. "No one

imagined they would ever
But in the space of a few
weeks in December last year the
birds, all 20.000 of them, did just
The problem was a handful
of rogue bulls from a nearby fur
seal colony. The mammals had
previously attacked and eaten
gannets at sea. but now some of
the seals were waddling over
the rocks into the bird colony
to savage the gannets on their
"It was terrible, a massa-
cre," Breytenbach said. "The
gannets were killed or maimed
left, right and centre."
Conservation officials called
the seal behaviour unprec-
edented but could not save the
birds. After about 200 gannets
had been killed, the rest flew off
to find a safer neighbourhood,
leaving nothing but an empty
stretch of muddy guano for dis-
appointed tourists.
"We had a drop of 65 per

cent in the number of foreign
visitors." Breytenbach said, es-
timating the hospitality industry
was worth between 1.5 million
and 2 million rand ($200,000
and $300,000) a year for the
town before the birds left.
"When guests discovered there
were no birds, they checked
Breytenbach called a town
meeting in January to discuss
the crisis. She was chosen to
head an action committee that
explored ways of enticing the
birds back and keeping them safe
from the seals.
"The gannets were flying
overhead, circling the island, but
not landing," she said. "Some-
body suggested we try decoys."
Duck hunters have long
known that carved wooden
ducks floating on the water will
attract the real thing into the
range of their shotguns.
The action committee gave
the task of making gannet de-
coys to a local artist. Gerrit

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Burger, who normally creates
mermaid-like sculptures in
which human torsos emerge
from twisted antelope horns.
Burger made a mould of a
life-size gannet and used it to
produce 50 decoys from plas-
ter of Paris.
The fake birds were de-
ployed on the deserted nests
early in July after the provin-
cial nature conservation author-
ity, CapeNature, had appointed
an island manager. Yves
Chesselct. who is working on
plans to protect the gannets
from the seals.
"Within an hour of putting
out the decoys, the gannets
started landing," said Chesselet,
whose passion is surfing. "The
real gannets didn't like the de-
coys taking over their nests.
They pecked the decoys' eyes
Burger was proud of his
decoys. "I was very chuffed
(pleased) that the gannets
thought they were real." he
Nearly 10,000 gannets had
returned to the island by mid-
August. In a few weeks they
should start to lay eggs and
Chesselet will have his work
cut out: not only do the lurking
seals pose a threat, the gannets
can also be spooked by kelp
gulls and tourists.
The Lamberts Bay gannet
colony, linked to the mainland
by a 50-meter (yard) causeway,
is one of six breeding colonies
used by the species and the
only one easily accessible to
A bird hide of fake rock has
been built within arm's reach of
the edge of the densely packed
bird colony, with only a one-
way mirror the size of a cinema
screen separating humans from
The hide provides a pan-
oramic view of thousands of
wheeling, nesting, bickering
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Weekly viewpoint by Robert Persaud, MBA
IN LIFE, we make choices every day: our food, clothing,
job or even relationship.
There are many considerations that influence the choices)
we make. Some people make their choices quickly and others
require lengthy consideration. In Guyana, the right to make our
own decisions and choose what we want for our families and
communities is a new-found one.
At the top of the hierarchy of those choices of life is the
right to choose a government of our choice. Lives were lost,
thousands had to flee their homes and an entire generation was
destroyed only because of this denial of the right to choose our
leaders and play an active part in shaping our country. This
right has been restored since 1992!
There are still countries and even groups of populations
which do not have the right to
exercise this choice. Various in-
ternational groups and even
multinational bodies such as
United Nations work fever-
ishly to introduce, expand this
most fundamental right.
Our Constitution in 2000
was reformed to expand this
right of not only the election
of a government of our
choice, but critical mechanisms
were put in place to ensure that
this government acts in accor-
dance with the will of the
people and greater scope for
participation by those not in MR. ROBERT PERSAUD
The reformed Constitution creates a win-win situation. It
allows the Opposition to play an important part in our deci-
sion-making process by the creation of an executive-type Par-
Regional bodies have classified Guyana's new Constitution
as the most advanced in terms of inclusiveness. Some
CARICOM leaders at a forum even chided the PPP/C adminis-
tration for setting a 'dangerous precedent', which they were un-
prepared to follow in their bid to limit the involvement of their
political opposition and civil society in the decision-making
processes of their respective states.
Opposition columnists such as Kissoon and Ramsaroop are
uncomfortable when I describe Guyana as an 'ultra-democratic'
State. They or the leadership of the Opposition parties they
advocate cannot contradict the democratic and inclusionary cre-
dentials of our new Constitution and even the functioning of
governmental and State institutions.
1 have always advocated that abuses and excesses can do
more harm for our democracy. And during elections time, we
are given a golden opportunity to guard this democracy.
The choice we make on Monday, August 28 must be a free
and clear one. We must think about the options we have: weigh
the advantages and disadvantages, examine carefully the track
record of all the parties and players, and more importantly, think
about which leader or party has the best ind workable plan for
The PPP or the PPP/C has never nor will it ever subscribe to
the tactic of bullying, coercing or threatening people to vote or
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support its programme. We
hold dear the view that this
choice must be exercised
Our campaign over the
past weeks has been a clean,
positive and hopeful one.
Guyana's future, bringing
our people together and
continuing the
modernisation of our coun-
try, have been the central
themes of this campaign.
No one has been able to
contradict our message. No
one has been able to bore
holes in our development
plan for Guyana. No one
can justifiably accuse us of
not putting Guyana first
and ahead of partisan con-
The PPP/C Presidential
Candidate has been the
most consistent in appeal-
ing for unity and for people
to fight fear and other forms
of intimidation. His mes-
sage of promoting political
space and inclusion has
resonated with the masses.
He has also been focus-
ing the nation on the na-
tional tasks after the elec-
tions and for persons to see
the elections as an opportu-
nity to continue progress
and modernize our country.
I urge all eligible voters
and make a special appeal
to my fellow young
Guyanese: go out and vote.
Vote for the party that
will ensure that your future
is secured and you have
abundant opportunities. Ex-
ercise this choice fully and
sensibly. There must be no
turning back for Guyana.
Let the choice you
make on Monday, August
28, 2006 ensure a stable
and effective government
for the next five years so
that the progress we have
made can continue and
that there can be a

ARRIVING in Beijing on Au-
gust 23 for his third China
visit in five years, Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez
praised the country's Commu-
nist leaders to the skies for
having rescued China from a
"practically feudal" situation
and made it one of the world's
largest economies in less than
half a century.
It was an entirely predict-
able remark by the firebrand
Venezuelan leader. It was also
entirely wrong.
According to Chavez,
China's emergence as a leading
economic power is "an example
for Western leaders and govern-
ments that claim capitalism is
the only alternative. We've
been manipulated to believe that
the first man on the Moon was
the most important event of the
20th century. But no, much
more important things hap-
pened, and one of the greatest
events of the 20th century was
the Chinese revolution."
Back in the late 1980s,
when mocking the few remain-
ing Communist believers had
become a popular indoor sport
in the former Soviet Union, one
of my favourite gambits was to
point out that Russia would.
have done far better economi-
cally if the Communist revolu-
tion of 1917 had never hap-
pened at all. No matter how
pessimistic your assumptions

about the way that a non-Com-
munist Russia would have de-
veloped, it simply couldn't have
done as badly as the Commu-
nists did.
To prove your point, all
you had to do was to pick some
other country that had been at
about the same stage of indus-
trial development as Russia just
before the First World War -
Italy was the most obvious can-
didate and to compare the
outcomes in the present.
Italy went through the
Great Depression in the 1930s
(which the Soviet Union es-
caped), and was on the losing
side in the Second World War.
Nobody would claim that
post-1945 Italian governments
(all fifty-odd of them) have been
models of good governance, and
Italy is far poorer in natural re-
sources than Russia.
AND YET by the late 20th
century Italians were four or
five times richer than Russians,
purely because they had
avoided Communist rule. They
were a lot freer, too.
The Soviet Communists al-
ways compared the circum-
stances before the revolution
(which were pretty dreadful)
with the situation seventy years
later, and gave "the Revolution"
full credit for all the changes for
the better as it other Russians,
using less violent and oppressive
means, could never have changed

the country. Even in the late
1980s, they effectively claimed
that it would still be like 1917
in Russia if the Communist
revolution had not happened.
So here we are again, with
the Chinese Communist regime
taking credit for all the improve-
ments in China since they won
the civil war in 1949, and for-
eign leftists like Hugo Chavez
holding out China as an example
of what wonderful things can be
accomplished under "socialism".
But what would China be
like now if the Communists had
not won power in 1949?
Much richer, much freer, and not
much less equal, either.
The right comparison is not
between China in 1949 and
China now.
It is between China's eco-
nomic progress since 1949 and
that achieved by its neighbours
that were in a roughly similar
state of development at that
The two closest parallels
are South Korea and the "other
China", Taiwan. Both had been
Japanese colonies for decades
before 1945, so they were abit
ahead of the mainland but
then Taiwan's population grew
overnight by almost forty per
cent in 1949 as Nationalist refu-
gees from the last civil war
flooded in, and Korea was dev-
astated by the war of 1950-53.
Both Taiwan and South Ko-

rea were ruled for the next three
decades by oppressive and ruth-
less military regimes. Neither
country adopted raw free-mar-
ket capitalism the state pro-
tected infant industries and
nourished them with low-inter-
est capital but at least they
weren't tied to Marxist eco-
nomics. By the 1980s both
countries had achieved eco-
nomic takeoff, and democracy
came soon afterwards.
Meanwhile, China had the
Great Leap Forward, the Cul-
tural Revolution, and various

-~-~- -
other man-made disasters which
meant that per capital income did
not even double between 1949
and 1979 (although misery was
redistributed on a more equal
Then under Deng Xiao-ping
in the 1980s, China finally aban-
doned "socialist" economics and

adopted the same style of state-
assisted capitalism that its
neighbours had been practising
for the past thirty years at
which point, finally, its
economy began to grow fast.
So today the average Chi-
nese income is about one-tenth
of that in South Korea or Tai-
wan: slowly, they are starting to
catch up. There is more free-
dom in China now, too, though
the state is still above the law.
There is still no democracy,
of course. The party constantly
exhorts the people to be grate-
ful for all that it has accom-
pli-:hed on their behalf, but they.
would probably have been much
better off if it had never existed.
Chavez must know all this.
and presumably thinks that it
just doesn't matter: HIS socialist
project is fuelled by oil revenues,
so he doesn't have to observe the
rules of normal economics.
But he does need allies
against the wrath of the United
States, so he says the right
things to his hosts, the Commu-
nist rulers of China. They may
be closet capitalists these days,
but if they don't have the myth
that the revolution was benefi-
cial, how can they justify their
own monopoly of power?
Well, they can't, actually.
(Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries)


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The Revolutionary Myth

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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006


en ange ring

(The writer is a business executive and th
former Caribbean diplomat who publishes gh
widely on International affairs)
M i l IMis an a ents demodtrates the dangers of
nternat heo by multiculturalism fob
which nation states of differ- loyalty is not to Brit- no
ent religio traditionsos and ain or.(o British values, for both Ins
customs matain their indi- their birth and existence in Brit- ex
vidual c lt*W identity while ain are incidental not integral oth
engaging in aj range of peace- -to their lives. sc
ful activity 4ch, in- When immigrants enter a sel
vestment, tdurismand sports. new society, particularly, one in cor
While it; works in an inter- which the language and customs des
national context, unmanaged are different from the land of lig
multiculturalism does not work their birth, the.government gr"
within nation states. should make provision for them sep
For instead of contributing to learn the language and to gain
to a strong single society, it frag- knowledge of the cultural cal
ments society and weakens the norms. They should not be left gr
nation through the creation of simply to muddle through the to
separate groups with individual system. gli
identities and competing values It is also particularly impor- kni
and traditions. tant that, having made the deci- de'
Britain is now an example of sion to leave their native coun try
how unmanaged tries for a new society, immi- no
multiculturalism can disrupt a grants make the conscious deci- bot
society. The bombings of Lon- sion to integrate into it. And, if me
don trains ,ast yearand the al- they find the norms and cus- cia
leged plot 'a few weeks ago to toms-oftheir new society repug- by
blow up several trans-Atlantic nant, they ought to return to the
flights by disenchanted persons societies from which they came. act
born in Britain of foreign par- If not, they will have consigned: re

lBritish society

eiselves to existing in cultural .
etioes outside of mainstream
In many British cities, such
ltural ghettoes exist now.
In the past, governments
un it politically convenient
t to manage multiculturalism.
stead, they submitted to the
treme views of religious and
ier leaders to permit separate
hcols and the development of
pArate communities. It was
nvenient for governments and
sizable for community and re-
ious leaders, to push immi-
ant groups into their own
karate neighborhoods.
Thus, no funds were allo-
ted to integrate new immi-
aits into the school system,
ensure that they learned En-
ish, to make compulsory
qwledge of the history and
development of their new coun-
,jto create laws that gave mi-
rities equal opportunities
h for education and employ-
nt, and laws that stopped ra-
i discrimination particularly
law enforcement agencies.
I Such laws as have been en-
ed'came too late to quell the
entment that had built up in



Avision is an ideal and unique image of the future. It is a view that
the future, would be better, ir some important ways, than what
now exists. It is a view, however, that must be rooted in reality,
transEating a dream. Ladies and Gentlemen on behalf of The
United Force I urge all our citizens to support the noble call for a
free, fair and non-violent election.
Clearly articulated vision allows people to see the changes that
must be made if their dreams are to bec me a reality. Developing
a clear vision involves a belief that the people can influence their
country's destiny by what they do nowlnd in the future. Where
there is novision the people perish. The United Force supports
the vision of a peaceful election.
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strong sense of pride in their country. We, in The United Force,
believe that the conditions could, and should continue to improve,
through individual and collective effort. We believe that all
Guyanese would like to participate in the democratization
process ,~ir country.


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halff of The United Force, I urge us all to exercise
on Election Day. Let us have a peaceful election.
:example to our children and the entire world that we
non-violent free and fair Election come August 28,

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the separate communities over
the years.
The vast technological ad-
vances of the last few years,
particularly in satellite television
and the Internet, have also rein-
forced the separateness of these
communities. They watch tele-
vision programmes in their own
language and they follow events
- including about the country in
which they live through the
news programmes and websites
originating in the countries from
which they came.
Over the last few years,
schools for Asians have become
"faith schools". In the case of
Muslims, for example, children
attend separate schools wearing
Muslim dress and following the
Muslim religion.
And, State schools are also,
by and large, separate schools.

For! in deprived areas where
mostly ethnic minorities live, the
student body is also mostly
ephnc minorities.
So, education and technol-
ogy, fnste~ of becoming inte-
gatinfgiuences, became a fur-
ter mean of creating real sepa-
rtteness inqBritish society.
SFortuniately, despite the
weaknesses in the system, the
vast majority of immigrants -
while maintaining aspects of
their culture have adapted to
British society and integrated
into it as best they could.
But, a reality of Britain to-
day is the existence of persons
from ethnic minorities who are
born "in" their society but are
not "of" it. The challenge that
faces the government is how to
manage multiculturalism so that
it does not reinforce separate-

Religious tolerance must
continue but not to the point of
separate "faith" schools;
schools that are predominantly
white should be required to ac-
cept more ethnic minorities;
scholarships should also be pro-
vided for bright and talented
children from ethnic minorities;
discrimination, particularly by
law enforcement agencies,
should be rigorously policed to
stop abuse; and funds should be
provided to rehabilitate deprived
areas to create employment and
higher standard' of living.
In other wrds., minorities
must be mae, to feel part of
Britis4 society '
Al this also require the
active coop on of te lead-
ers of ethnic ups who should
incorporate nto the guidance of
their commnuties the notion of
a strong and common national
British culture undiluted by
many flourishing and different
religious struds and customs.
Without such an approach,
multiculturdlsm will do nothing
more in Britain than promote
discontent and weaken the na-
tion; as it will in every other
country in which it is not man-
aged for the good of the society
as a whole.
(Responses to:

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SBy David Douglas
NEW 'YORK (Reuters
Health) Babies born to
women, who took the newer
type of antidepressants called
selective serotonin reuptake
inhibitors or SSRIs during
pregnancy appear to be at in-
creased risk of having a low
birth weight and to develop
respiratory distress, Cana-
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Lead investigator Dr. Tim F.
.Oberander told Reuters Health
that "our study was undertaken
to distinguish the effects of ma-
ternal mental illness preg-
nancy-related depression -
from its treatment SSRIs -
on neonatal outcomes."
Oberlander and colleagues at
the University of British Co-
lumbia, Vancouver examined
population health data for al-
most 120,000 live births be-
tween 1998 and 2001. Fourteen
per cent of mothers were diag-
nosed with depression.
The researchers compared
the outcomes of babies born to
1,451 depressed mothers
treated with SSRIs during preg-
nancy and of those born to
14,234 depressed mothers who
were not treated with SSRIs.
There was a significantly
greater incidence of respiratory
distress (13.9% vs. 7.8%) and
longer hospital stays for infants
born to depressed mothers on
SSRIs than those born to un-
treated depressed mothers, the
team reports in the Archives of
General Psychiatry.
Birth weight and gestational
age were also significantly less
in SSRI-exposed infants and a
significantly greater proportion
was born before 37 weeks.
"These findings are contrary
to an expectation that treating
depressed mothers with SSRIs
during pregnancy would be as-
sociated with lessening of the ad-
verse neonatal consequences as-
sociated with maternal depres-
sion." Oberlander said.
Summing up. he noted that
"while our study may add an-
other cautionary note to the use
of SSRI medications during
pregnancy, the use of antide-
pressants must be weighed
against the risks of untreated or
undertreated disease ... and thus
the decision should be made by
an informed patient with her
physician on ,, case-by-case ba-
SOURCE: Archises of
S- ir2006.m Psyithlar- "tfgaSt


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006 1

Is the failure of WTO talks destroying

the Washington consensus?

THE suspension of the World
Trade Organisation (WTO)
negotiations on July 24 has
raised concern in Latin
America and the Caribbean.
The deadlock in the talks
occurred after the trade repre-
sentatives of the so-called G6 -
Australia, Brazil, India, Japan,
the European Union and the
United States failed in Geneva
to agree on the crucial questions
of agricultural subsidies and
market access for agriculture and
non-agricultural goods.
The crucial issues of subsi-
dies and market access have al-
ways seized the attention of the-
small and vulnerable economies
of Latin America and the Carib-
bean. These are also important
matters championed by larger
economies in the Mercosur
group whose agricultural exports
are quite substantial.
The Mercosur group, led
by Brazil, is championing these
issues as it has done also in the
collapsed Free Trade Area of
the Americas (FTAA) negotia-
tions. During those discussions
the United States could not
agree on the subsidies issue and
insisted that this question
should be dealt with first by the
The FTAA. expected to
have been formally established
in 2005. was left stillborn after
negotiations collapsed at the
Summit of the Americas in Ar-
gentina at the end of that year.
In the WTO talks. as in Ihe

FTAA negotiations. the Carib-
bean Comnlunity (CARICOM)
has always slated that the large
and developed countries, not the
poor and less developed, must
make concessions. As such, the
Caribbean group's view is that
the U.S. and the EU should ad-
just their negotiating positions
so that meaningful improvement
can be achieved in market access
for developing countries' ex-
There was some optimism
that during the G8 Summit of
industrialized nations in mid-
July those leaders had provided
their negotiators with the nec-
essary negotiating room to en-
able an agreement to be reached.
Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso.
Amorim said after the collapsed
Geneva talks that the G6 was
very close to an agreement and
that they were all "discussing
within a range that was bridge-
However, the G8 negotia-
tors (the U.S., EU and Japan)
remained unwilling to allow
concessions on subsidies and
market access in favour of the
small and vulnerable economies
during the meeting of the G6
In the case of the small and
vulnerable economies, notably
those of CARICOM, stringent
conditions set out by the IMF
and World Bank after the end of
the Cold War in the late 1980s
forced them to halt ;ll subsidies
to agricultural production.

These conditions form part
of the so-called Washington
consensus a series of struc-
tural adjustment reforms in-
cluding privatization, deregula-
tion, fiscal policy disciplines,
trade liberalisation and encour-
agement of foreign investment.
The aim behind this "consen-
sus" is to spur competition in
production and international
But very early, these small
economies, especially those of
CARICOM and Central
America. were placed at a dis-
advantage. Their agricultural
goods found difficulty in access-
ing the markets of larger econo-
mies. notably the U.S.. due to
tariff and other restrictions.
while extra-regional agricultural
conmimodities. p1rolutced under ai

subsidy regime, continued to
flow into CARICOM to comn-
pete against the now non-
subsidised locally produced ag-
ricultural goods.
For instance, Guyana's rice
- for which subsidies were re-
moved was forced to compete
for its traditional Jamaican mar-
ket against subsidized rice pro-
duced in the United States.
According to some ideo-
logues in Latin America, such
unfair trade regimes and, par-
ticularly, the collapse of the
WTO talks, illustrate the fail-
ure of the Washington consen-
Writing in the Venezuelan
daily El Nacional on August 8,
2006, Eduardo Mayobre. ex-
Director of Economic Relations
in the Latin American and Car-
ibbean Economic System
(SELA) declared: "The failure
of the negotiations in the
framework of the World Trade
Organisation last 24 July sealed
the death of the Washington
However, international
trade talks have always been
problematical. The WTO Mil-
lennium Round of the trade ne-
gotiations launched in Seattle in
1999 made little progress as a
result of huge demonstrations
and other forms of resistance.
Then at the WTO sullmmit
in Doha, Qatar. in 2001. a less
ambitious programme, but with
the Seattle objccti\es. \\as

As all ofl Ihis \as Ihap-
pening, rapid iliprol\enlcnl in
inlerinalional Irade was not
being experienced across all
Latin American countries
where democracy has been re-
establishing itself. As a result,
the economic benefits prom-
ised by the democratic gov-
ernments have not trickled
down quickly enough to the
The leftist forces in Latin
America, in particular, have
capitalised on this drawback
pointing out that the free mar-
ket and the policy of
globalisation have not brought
significant benefits to the
people. As a result, political
support for leftist parties car-
rying this message has grown
throughout Latin America where
more and more of these parties
now form the democratically
elected governments.
While some of these leftist
governments, notably those of
Venezuela and Bolivia, have
now spurned the Washington
Consensus, others such as Chile.
Argentina, Brazil and Guyana
continue to support it with
some of their own internal modi-
Nevertheless, there is a
growing view in the region that
the convulsions in the free mar-
ket system indicate that the
Washington ('onsensus his
According lo Mat\ ohrc.
11Chr" \\;as111 ill th' hope that1 Ithe

(G6 ti01' I k' x\'o Ml gi\,,' 0hc ,.1'.;
hrcaili )of lile to the aulv;incinm
igioiil;.atiion. Hut now. even
lithat last insltincC has \ iiished.l"
Ihe declared.
No doubt. for a consensus
to really work, the advantaged
must be given advantages as
well, and the failed WTO talks
refused to provide the vital con-
Nevertheless, it is prema-
ture to sound the death knell
of the Washington Consensus.
Certainly, the leftist Latin
American and Caribbean gov-
ernments adhering to the
Washington Consensus will
continue to institute demo-
cratic and economic reforms
and are not expected to
change course in the near fu-
In the meantime, the WTO
continues to exist with its vari-
ous rules and mechanisms to
regulate world trade. Currently,
efforts to resurrect the dead-
locked negotiations continue,
but a restart may not happen
until mid-2007. after the U.S.
congressional and the French
presidential elections are com-
pleted. But for the Latina
American and Caribbean region.
a long hold-up can frustrate de-
However, if the regional
trade groups can influence a re-
orientation of the agenda. the
WTO discussions will cventu-
ally be able to move positively
for\\rd.i again.
It' The writer is
Guyana's ambassador to Veln-


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Voters' behaviour (Psephology)

By P.S. Thakur

DEMOCRACY has a price,
an ideal yet to be perfected.
Voters and voting in most
countries are quite predictable,
thus simplifying prognostica-
In Guyana race and
ethnicity play a significant role
in such election forecasts. In
Suriname it is the same pattern
with Javanese, Afro-Surinamese
and Indo-Surinamese.
In the United States it is
Republicans and Democrats,
with race playing a smaller role.
The blacks support their own
Because of the small per
cent (12) of black voters, a black
president in the U.S. in the near
future is not likely.
In the United Kingdom it is
Labour and Conservative, with
the majority along family loy-
In the United States the Re-
publicans supposedly represent
the right, the more conservative,
well-to-dos and whites. The
Democrats represent the less
well-to-dos and larger portion of
the Afro-Americans. John F.
Kennedy in 1960 got 75% of
the black votes.
In each of these countries
there are the swing voters who
sit in the middle and may be
quite influential, especially
where the two sides are numeri-
cally close.
In Guyana in the past it has
been the United Force, sup-
ported largely by the Portuguese
and some aspects of the busi-
ness community. The indigenous

peoples have shown some pen-
chant to the government in
Much has been written
about the People's National
Congress (PNC) not working
hard enough to gain the Indo-
Guyanese vote. Much has
been said about the Indo-
Guyanese fear of the PNC
continuing the racial discrimi-
nation. Thus, while they may
not agree with the PPP's po-
litical practices, they are
afraid of returning to a PNC
An interesting question is
how many or what per cent of
the Indo-Guyanese voters be-
have or vote in this manner. A
further question based on this
fear is will a third party capture
enough votes to make a differ-
ROAR has not made a sig-
nificant impact because it may
be perceived by Afro-Guyanese
as another "Indian party". Will
the Alliance For Change (AFC)
make a difference?
There has been talk and
writings about a 20% voting for
the AFC. This number is at best
questionable. This is so because
what people say and how they
behave are two sides of the
same coin.
If fear is a factor, will
behaviour prevail over opinion
and opinion polls?
The AFC and ROAR are
yet to develop a tradition, a
history on a political and psy-
chological track record for vot-
ers of either major racial group.
The AFC may appeal to the
swing voters.

It is a universal truth that
voters believe and choose in a
manner consistent with their
own race. This subject has
been widely discussed as a con-
troversy and whether such ra-
cial behaviour is learned or in-
nate or both. One cannot argue
against the role of learning about
racism in a race consciousness
Race and politics are emo-
tional issues as much as religion
is. Objective reasoning is quite
often thrown out the window.
Political education begins early
in family life and children at five
to six begin to demonstrate a
sense of racial differences, with
children showing preferences
for lighter skin colours.
Because of the emotionality
of the subject and the significant
impact of early learning, later
behaviour is less significant and
change is less likely.

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In fact, the young voter is
more likely to rationalize and
confirm his beliefs and opinions
and he will find numerous
sources to support such beliefs.
In fact, his mind becomes cre-
ative in searching for reasons for
his beliefs.
In this rationalizing of be-
liefs, he is likely to discard ideas
not confirming to his own cog-
nitive functioning. He does not
have an open mind on the sub-
ject, especially if he continues
in that political environment.
Those who argue for physi-
ological predisposition in race
bias talk of kindred feelings or
kinship behaviour. Evidence
comes from animal and co-rela-
tional studies.
Some animals hunt and live
in packs or groups because it
means their survival. An in-
truder, especially not of the
same specie, will be harassed or
driven out. In fact, many do
not attempt inclusion.
Stories of dogs raising kit-
tens or chickens raising duck-
lings are the exceptions to this
Humans, as evolutionary
beings, are likely to act in a simi-
lar manner. Whites are likely to
marry whites and blacks more
likely to marry blacks. To do
otherwise would often mean to
deal with the wrath of the fam-
ily or the community.
It is not always a case of
"Guess Who is Coming to Din-
ner". Afro-Guyanese in a Lon-
don suburb of few Africans will
be quickly drawn to friendship
of Afro-West Indians and espe-
cially Afro-Guyanese.

Human social and colour
experiences will often confirm
ratherthan challenge the stereo-
type of that racial or ethnic
Racial behaviour in voting is
deep-rooted, steeped partly in
our physiological makeup sus-
tained by and intensified by our
learning and experiences.

Predicting elections has been
a common exercise or pastime
for political watchers. Some fa-
cetiously look to the seasons,
others to the name of the can-
didate, etc.
The Americans, tongue in
cheek, claim: "As (the State of)
Maine goes so does the nation"
until that was proven wrong.
Prognosticators often use the
bell wether rule-indicators of
trends in history, race and tra-
In Guyana it is race plus
the swing voters. This must be
coupled with scientific and sta-
tistical estimation.
People do pay attention to
polls because of the tendency
to follow the norm. This is es-
pecially true of the swing vot-
ers. Some voters who perceive
their candidates as losing will
not vote because for them it
will mean a waste of time. This
may make the marginal loss
seem worse.
For this reason New York,
which is four hours ahead of
California, is not allowed to an-
nounce their statistics until Cali-
fornia polling stations are
In Guyana, if the polls pre-

dict a 20% vote for the third
force and the source is reliable
and repeat, people will tend to
believe and act accordingly.
This is the power of political
exposure and propaganda.
Similarly, when voters think
their candidate will win over-
whelmingly, they may not feel
there is need to vote and will
not turn out.
Dr. Cheddi Jagan always re-
minded his supporters in East
Berbice to vote because, in spite
of his popularity, the greater
number of turnouts will con-
cretely demonstrate his popular
support. This is much more
relevant and significant under the
Proportional Representation
(PR) system.
Political prognosticators fall
into three main categories the
politicos, pundits and pollsters.
The politicos are the candi-
dates, campaign workers and
office holders who regularly put
out their opinions: Of course, to
the advantage of their own can-
didate or party. This may be
biased and often causes confu-
sion in the minds of voters.
Political pundits are journal-
ists, scholars, learned experts,
etc. who predict elections.
These are more accurate but not
necessarily always correct, as in
the case of Stevenson who lost
to Eisenhower in 1952.
Pollsters' accuracy depends
upon the scientific and statisti-
cal sampling. Quite often these
surveys have margin of errors
and may be wrong, even with
the plus/minus 5 points rule.
Therefore, multiple polls are
Political behaviour will
change from time to time and for
one reason or another. At one
time it may be race, at another
it may become more complex
with black/liberals and white/
conservatives, or black lower
class and white middle class.
Religion may become a fac-
tor. During the 1990s and after
in the United States, it was
Conservatives vs. Liberals with
the religious right playing a sig-
nificant role in the Bush elec-
tions. Huge coffers make a dif-
Democracy, one man, one
vote, and empowerment to the
people, is not the ideal that, it
thought to be.
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The Latin American and

Caribbean Panama Canal

By Ruben Silie

THE Greater Caribbean
space possesses a feat of en-
gineering which has had the
greatest impact in the history
of the American continent.
The Panama Canal is a fan-
tastic work which brought to life
the dream of great achievers
who, since the beginning of the
colonial period were looking for
a way to cross from one ocean
to the other without having to
go down to the Southern Cone.
In the best of cases, crossing the
isthmus by railway had already
begun to bear fruit.
However, it was only at
the end of the nineteenth cen-
tury, following exploration and
projections by French engineers
that the idea of building the ca-
nal began to take shape. In the
early twentieth century, the U.S.
government undertook to com-
plete the work begun by the
To carry out construction
of this challenging project. con-

siderable financial, professional
and technological resources were
gathered, since a unique construc-
tion effort was being undertaken.
and there was no experience to
fall back on. However, the hu-
man resource definitely had the
greatest impact on this lengthy
construction effort, first, because
at that time there were not as
many professionals available as
there are now. Companies con-
tracted to do the job therefore felt
it necessary to bring in techni-
cians and professionals from a
number of European countries.
though mainly from the United
States, since the contractors
came from this country.
The situation was the same
for less skilled workers. espe-
cially because historically, the
era of forced labour which had
predominated in the rest of the
Greater Caribbean was past. like
the plantation economy of the
nineteenth century. when the
Chinese coolies. Malaysians,
Yucatan Indians and other na-
tionalities in smaller numbers

arrived in the region.
The labour needed to com-
plete this immense project could
not be provided by the popula-
tion of Panama at the time, so
the builders looked towards the
Caribbean islands, mainly the
English-speaking islands. The
largest group came from Barba-
dos, numbering more than
20,000 workers, followed by
Jamaica, St Lucia, Martinique
and Guadeloupe. In addition.
small groups came from other
Caribbean countries including
Cuba, the Dominican Republic
and Puerto Rico.
At this time. the govern-
ment of Panama. which for more
than a decade has exercised full
sovereignty over the canal, is
seeking to expand its capacity
to meet the demands of interna-
tional trade and boat-building
technology. In order for it to
continue to be competitive, the
size of the sluices must be en-
larged to accommodate larger
ships called post-Panamax,
which are now beginning to

Captive girl says had 'sex contact'

By Mark Heinrich

VIENNA, (Reuters) An Aus-
trian girl held captive for
eight years before she es-
caped told investigators she
had "sexual contact" with
her kidnapper, police said
Whether the sexual contact
disclosed by Natascha
Kampusch, now 18, was con-
sensual or forced on her was not
yet clear and federal police
spokesman Erich Zwettler re-
fused further comment.
Kampusch, 10 years old
when kidnapped, managed to
evade her abductor on Wednes-
day when he took a phone call
as she was vacuuming his car.
The man, Wolfgang Priklopil,
committed suicide by throwing
himself under a train after she
Zwettler confirmed a Vienna
newspaper report that
Kampusch told investigators
shortly after she escaped that
she had had "sexual contact"
with Priklopil, 44, but did not
Kampusch's disappearance
while walking to school in 1998
caused anguish across the Al-
pine republic and her reappear-
ance long after most had given
her up for dead astonished the
Kampusch had been held in
a windowless cell below
Priklopil's house. DNA tests on
the kidnapper did not link him
with any other crimes, police
That doused speculation
Priklopil might have been a se-
rial stalker of children, police
Major-General Gerhard Lang
Zwettler said Kampusch
was now at a secret, secure lo-
cation, with psychological car-
ers, and would be spared further
questioning until at least tomor-
"She urgently needs a break
(from stress). She wants peace

- Austria


A 1998 police handout
shows Natascha
Kampusch who vanished
at age of 10 in 1998 while
walking to school. The
woman broke free on
Wednesday, after living for
eight years in a small
basement area under a
garage. (REUTERS/HO/

and quiet. She's an adult now so
she can stay where she is as
long as she wants," he said.
Kampusch was briefly re-
united with her divorced parents
on Wednesday but had not
asked to see relatives since.

"She may have lost her
original trust in people, which
could lead to rejecting her par-
ents, which has happened to
other kidnapping victims,"
court psychiatrist Reinhard
Haller said.
"A 10-year-old girl left her
home and is returning as a
traumatised woman. A normal
prisoner knows why he is in
prison. It's not so Kafka-esque
(as Kampusch's case)."

The parents, who separated
after her abduction, complained
yesterday they had not been
told where Natascha was stay-
"Why can't I see my daugh-
ter?" Brigitta Sirny told the
Kurier daily in a report released
ahead of today's publication.
"Natascha is shut away
once again. It's terrible for me.
Psychologists and doctors -
that's all good and important.
But my daughter also needs her
mother." she said.
"I'd like Natascha to live
with me again, but she's 18 now
and she'll decide herself."
Her father, Ludwig Koch,
told the Austria Press Agency:
"Isn't it crazy that I don't even
know where she is?"
He also said he wanted
Natascha to live with him and
added Natascha had written to
him asking for understanding
that she needed to "find release"
over the weekend.
Haller said preventing un-
controlled access to Kampusch
was necessary for the time be-
"She has been plunked sud-
denly in the middle of
everyone's interest. That is a
180-degree turn from what she
had been experiencing (for
years)," he said.
Monika Pinterits, a
children's lawyer in contact with
Kampusch, said the young
woman was avoiding self-pity.
"She's very sensible and
eloquent. She's following the
media coverage with great inter-
est. It disturbs her that she is
often portrayed as a special
case. She (doesn't see herself as)
a poor victim, but a grown
young woman," Pinterits told
Kampusch was pallid and
trembling when she escaped
from her pen in Strasshof, a
village outside Vienna, and
weighed only 42 kg (93 Ibs),
less than she did as a 10-year-

compete in international trade.
The canal is really preparing to
compete with itself, because
there is no other creation to
challenge it.
The major difference between
now and the earlier time is that
there is now a very important is-
sue of control by Panamanians of
their territory. The professionals,
technicians and workers will

SThe Greater

Caribbean This Week

therefore play a greater part in
building this extension.
However, a work of this
magnitude will offer possibili-
ties for participation by foreign
professionals, and the manner in
which countries of the region
can assist Panamanians should
therefore be considered, so that
Latin American and Caribbean
human resources are not limited
to the less qualified positions,
but also include engineers and

experts, because there is a level
of scientific expertise in the re-
gion which makes it competent
to undertake work of this mag-
(Dr. Ruben Silie Valdez
is Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean Sta-
tus. The views expressed
here are not necessarily the
official points of view of the
ACS. Comments can be sent


statements that were divisive and caused pain to our Guyanese
brothers and sisters. Maybe, at times, we have failed our fellow
* k

citizens by our actions or our failure to act. Some of us have made
statements, in the past, that were interpreted as being racist. We
must acknowledge that we have all contributed to the present
situation either by our actions or by our failure to act, either by our
words or by our failure to speak out.

In the past, our country has experienced episodes of racial
violence, especially at election times. Our people live peacefully
in-between elections as neighbours, co-workers, friends and
family. We need to continue this harmonious relationship through
Sour electoral process.

As we approach election day, we appeal to our colleagues in the
Other parties to seek votes by emphasising their positive
Attributes temper your language at your meetings and rallies;
remind your supporters that we each have the right to support the
Party of our choice without having to fear intimidation or
S retribution.

SThe Alliance For Change encourages you, our fellow Guyanese,
to exercise your constitutional right to vote on Election Day. In
doing so, remember that, with this right, comes the responsibility
examine your conscience and to vote for the party which you truly
feel is best for your country .. for all Guyanese.
You have the right to cast your vote in an atmosphere free from
fear or intimidation of any kind. Please remember that others also
have this right and do everything, within your power, to ensure
that we are all able to cast our votes safely.

When the polls close, w e ge yo have faith in whichever party
you support to represent you during the counting of the ballots. All
parties have the opportunity to have polling and counting agents

at all polling stations throughout the country. Your party will train
these polling and counting agents tat a o ensure that the entire

election process is correct, fair and unbiased. Trust your party to
look after your interests. Please do not feel that you have to take
any action on your own.

We must make a special effort to appreciate the diversity of origin,
race, culture and religion that make up this beautiful land. Let us
move our country through these elections in an atmosphere of

peace, respecting ourselves and each other remembering that
the worst of disputes and differences can always be settled by

peaceful means.
Let us all move toward a non-violent change and a new
culture of forgiveness, civility and ethnic security.

these polling and counting agents to ensure that the entire:

8/26/2006. 8:46 PM

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THE Independent Media
Monitoring Unit (MMU) of
the Guyana Elections Com-
mission (GECOM) that has
been closely watching media
performance in the run-up to
tomorrow's elections says
some fell short of promising
earlier expectations.
In the unit's sixth report
(covering August 12-19), Tim
Neale (Commonwealth Media
Advisor to GECOM), said, "In
this, the penultimate week be-
fore polling day, the time-share
balance has fallen away in a
number of cases from the prom-
ising situation of the two pre-
vious post-nomination weeks."
"It is as if, in the excitement
and imminence of the poll,
some editors are losing their
grip on the concept of equitable
coverage. Some never had such
a grip; others have indeed held
the line and are to be congratu-
lated", he said.
The three daily newspa-
pers, the Guyana Chronicle, the
Stabroek News and the Kaieteur
News, again come in for plau-
dits from the unit for holding the
line on balanced reporting on
the elections campaign.
"Some variations between
the newspapers but no breaches
of the (Media) code and all have
maintained very reasonable bal-
ance in the share of political cov-
erage", the MMU found.
Here are the other parts of
the report:

Channel 6 Share of all poitlcal coverage
Nomination Day to 1tlh'August
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Channel 7 Share of all political coverage
Nomination Day to 19th Aug
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Channel 2 NEWS2

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Channel 2
This Channel may not have
done a huge amount of political
coverage but should be very
pleased with the increasing ad-

herence to the Media Code par-
ticularly noticeable since nomi-
nation day. GAP/ROAR and
JFA might have wished for a bit
more but the other four parties
have had a decent chance to air
their policies and manifestoes.
The good profile of NEWS
2 is mirrored by the overall po-
litical output.


Channel 6
C.N. Sharma as owner,
main presenter and presidential
candidate makes maximum use
of his own station. The MMU
has calculated that he has given
so much time since monitoring
began in March to promoting
JFA that his total potential au-
dience has almost equalled that
given to PPP/C by the combined
positive political output of sev-
eral TV channels and radio.
Despite this breach of the
Code, once again no content
breach has been noted and
Savitree Singh's NEWS depart-
ment has (with the unfortunate
absence of any coverage of
GAP/ROAR and a bit too much
coverage for JFA) got amongst
the most balanced pattern in
news output in the country
since Nomination Day.

This channel, in both news
and overall political coverage,
has been vastly more equitable
in its share of political coverage
both on Capitol News and in
other political programming
since Nomination Day. It would
be difficult to name an improve-
ment that might be called for.
(No breach of the Code noted)

Out-of Town Monitoring

RCA Channel 8
On August 16th 2006, The
Media Monitoring Unit con-
ducted a monitoring exercise in
Essequibo for the period August
16th-23rd 2006.,Essequibo has
only one television station, RCA
8 which is a signatory to the
2006 Media Code of Conduct.
This television station's
output was duly recorded and
monitored for the aforemen-
tioned period to determine com-
pliance with the Media Code of
Conduct regarding the reporting
and coverage of the Guyana
General and Regional elections.

This is basically a commu-
nity-based station that carries a
number of local programmes,
including a local newscast
'News Update on RCA'. For
the period in question, there
was no serious qualitative
breach of the Code by this sta-
The quantitative analysis of
our findings is included below.
Qualitatively one glaring breach
is obvious from the chart below
i.e. No political coverage given
to PNCR-1G (nor JFA)

HBTV Channel 9
"Blak Reparation Forum"
The MMU notes with
some consternation that after a
brief lull, this programme has
again become a cause for concern
by being a forum for the com-
munication of information that
is likely to foment bad race re-
lations especially between the
two major races.
The programme aired on
August 18th was rife with eth-
nically divisive comments that
have the potential to promote
racial stereotyping of the worst
kind. For example, the guest on
the programme was allowed to
make the following unsubstan-
tiated and racist remarks, "The
secret is that East Indians are
racially superior to Africans. Af-
ricans are inferior and these
ideas come out from the Hindu
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Tender documents can be uplifted from the Ministry, of Labour, Human Services and
Social Security. 1 Cornhill and Water Streets at the cost of $1,000 each during working
Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the tenderer on the
outside. The envelope mustbe clearly marked at the top left-hand corer:


Valid certificate of Compliance from the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA) & National Insurance Scheme (NIS) must be submitted with the tender.

Tenders must be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown

and deposited in the tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box at the above address, no
laterthan09:00honTuesday. September 19, 2006.

Tenders will be opened at 09:O0honTuesday. September 19.2006.

Pennanent Secretary

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(From page 18)

sacred text which says that
people who are black are de-
mons and they are dogs, so you
frequently hear East Indians re-
fer to black demons, but most
often you hear them refer to
black dogs...and so Africans are
right down at the bottom."
"... I remember when I
talked to a Hindu friend and told
her about the money being
taken from the Co-op Bank and
so on, she said: 'nothing for
that, it will keep Indians pon
top of blacks..."'
"At this point in time the
status quo is Indians on top and
African at the is to
maintain the status quo which
is why they are trying to silence
The Unit wishes to make
the observation that this coun-
try cannot afford the conse-
quences that these unfounded
and rabidly racist remarks can
redound to in both human and
financial terms, especially when
emotions become inflamed and
uncontrollable. It is strongly rec-
ommended that the host tones
down the rhetoric conveyed
through this programme in the
interest of peace and stability.

station from reflecting the rival
campaigns. If there is no such
financial hurdle then there is
even less reason for failing to
provide a much more level play-
ing field.
The overall balance includ-
ing news, rallies, meetings, long
interviews etc. is badly out of
balance for the channel that
should lead the way in reflect-
ing the political interests of the
entire nation.
Channel 11 News did not
maintain the steady balance of
previous weeks. A 2 to 1 gap has
opened up now since Nomina-
tion Day in the proportion of
time given to the activities of
larger parties.

Channel 28 VCT
While the unit has lauded

the ho bof 'Commentary'. for
removing his commentaries from
within the newscast, we have
noticed the inclusion of the fol-
lowing libellous statement dur-
ing the August 15 broadcast of

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Channel 9 PRIME NEWS
In the August 18th broad-
cast of this newscast a story
that featured PPP/C Presidential
candidate Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo on
the campaign trail included the
following statement:
1"Today the criminals have
to steal guns; if the PNC were get into office they would
have given them the guns."
The Unit is of the view
S.gthat, given the sensitivities that
0F d can easily be aroused during this
S. elections period, better editorial
.judgment could have been exer-
cised by not broadcasting this
inflammatory remark.
. In overall balance terms,
Channel 9 has remained consis-
f all political coverage tently. well outside the Code.
y to 19th Aug Prior to Nomination Day this
ment shown at top of was also the picture for Prime
ins 'News too but since July 25, the
share of political coverage for at
least four of the six parties con-
testing at the national level has
been very good indeed.
art element Appearing unable to find a
little more news about the two
alive i underrepresented parties is sur-
Itlve uprising.


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Nomination Day to 19th Aug
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Channel 11:
Channel all's overall sharing
of political coverage is moving
sharply away from compliance
with the Media Code. While it
is clear from recent reports that'
effort was b:ing made to achieve
something approaching equi-
table coverage in news, the week
under review has nade a dent in
that promising development.
Channel 11 News took a big
step'away from balance so that
the total from Nomination Day
to August 19 now shows a
more than.2 to 1 margin of cov-
S erage of PPP/C over PNCR- IG.
Meanwhile, a huge imbal-
S ance in other departments is.
steadily building up; 2.5 to 1 the
week before last, 4 to 1 last
week-and 5 t 1 this week.
SIf it ilshe. case hat extended
c. overage-of ioHis-is-bnsedeon a
party's ability'.to pay, that
..ou :- 'n .:n"in-built imbalance
* : gro%) unliair to poorer parties.
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The Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP), a programme of the
Government of Guyana (GOG) financed by the European Union, to assisting the local
private sector of Linden and Region 10 in creating/expanding economic activity, and
contributes to creating a more favourable investment environment. The core activities of
the programme include the provision of business/advisory services to small and medium
enterprises, a business incubator for new businesses, and the promotion of Region 10 for
new local and foreign investment. Accompanying measures include vocational training,
institutional strengthening, a revolving credit fund, and the rehabilitation of'the socio-
economic infrastructure.

The European Union has allocated funds towards the cost of the'Construction of the
Regional Democratic Council Sub-office to be located at Ituni, Region 10. It is intended
that a portion of these funds will be used for eligible payments under the Contract for which
this Invitation to Tender is issued.

The activities relate to the construction work will be managed through LEAP (Project 8
APC GUA009).

LEAP now invites Contractors with the relevant experience to tender for the Construction,
of the Regional Democratic Council Sub-office.

Tender Document may be uplifted at the LEAP office, 97,98 RepublicAvenue, Mackenzie,
Linden for a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5 000).

Contractors must provide valid Inland Revenue and National Insurance: Compliance
Certificates and these must be submitted with their tenders. Failure to do so will result in
the automatic disqualification of tenders..

The works to be executed through this tender process include the constructionrof a 20'0"
wide x 25'0" long concrete ground level building.

Tenderers are required to submit (4) sets of the Tender, one original, marked '"original" and
three copies signed in the same way as the original and marked "copies".

A clarification meeting will be held at LEAP's office on Friday, September 8. 2006 at 10:00

All tenders must be addressed to:

Linden Economic Advancement Programme
Thru The National Procurement and'TenderAdministration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Sts.

and deposited in-the Tender Box at the Central Tender RBard on or
September 26, 2006 at 09:00 h.

before Tuesday.

Tenders must be clearly marked at the top ieft hand corner, "CONSTRUCTION OF THE
RDC SUB-OFFICE, ITUNI, REGION 10" and at the top'.right ba Ct.d corner "DO NOT
OPEN BEFORE Tuesday, September 26, 2006at 09:00 h."

Tenders will be opened in the presence Of those Tenders .or their- authorized
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday; Septonber,26, 2006 at Ihe
National Procurement and TenderAdministration Board- "* ''

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the programme: -.-*i***
"This pack of criminals the
PPP has put to run our affairs
refused to be bound by. fiscal

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As the PPP/C builds upon the foundations carefully and patiently built over years of reconstructing the
nation, the Vision of a Modern Guyana now emerges, one that includes all Guyanese and which will project
this country as one of the most desirable places to live, visit and invest.

in all regions of the country, consistent with the
PPP/C's vision of more Guyanese families living in
their own homes in fully developed
communities. There will also be the introduction of
additional low cost, affordable mortgages and the
removal, of delays in acquiring titles to house lots.

DELIVERY to all homes with special attention to
remote and isolated communities.

reconstruction of the entire physical infrastructure of
the health sector will be completed with almost four
billion dollars to be allocated in the next two years to
build new hospitals across the country.

better care for the homeless, special assistance to
senior citizens, the implementation of regulations to
make the Domestic Violence Act more effective and a
single parents assistance fund. These are some of
the social issues which will be addressed as the PPP/C
holds out a vision for Guyana that recognizes
development is not only physical structures but
creating a society with a strong moral foundation.

including a $1.:5 Training Programme to educate
25,000 young people in various skills.

other facilities will be constructed country wide
and your government will develop the full potential of
the Cricket World Cup through the promotion of
sports tourism. A special sports development fund
of $100M per annum will be created.

the completion of titling of lands for all Amerindian
communities and for all extensions. Millions of dollars
will be committed to launch income generation
projects, provide education and training, improve
health care and enhance transportation and
communication in Amerindian communities.

major focus of the next PPP/C administration. Support
will be provided through the Biitish government in
technical and human resources for the Guyana Police
Force. Internationally renowned crime fighting experts
will also arrive in Guyana to assist local law
enforcement agencies. To continue the war against
narco-trafficking, the National Master Drug Strategy
will be implemented and the international
co-operation with agencies such as the United States
Drug Enforcement Agency will be expanded.

This is the Modern Guyana as envisioned by the PPP/C

in partnership with you.


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Guyana is on the threshold of an exciting new era of development unparalleled in the nation's history.Your
PPP/C government will invest half a trillion dollars over the next five years without increasing the country's
debt burden, in a major modernisation programme that will transform the landscape of Guyana, creating
thousands of new jobs and generating vast wealth for all our people.The Vision of Guyana's future during the
next term in Office for the PPP/C will reflect a diversified, competitive economy; one that caters for an
expansion of new emerging sectors:

TOURISM will see the completion of US$150M worth of
hotel projects; the development of a deep water harbour
that will make Guyana the gateway of the Caribbean to
South America, the improvement in the roadway to Brazil
that will open new horizons for abundant business and
investment opportunities on a scale never seen before.

get a significant boost by a progressive PPP/C government
as Guyana moves closer to attaining the goal of delivering
education and training into each home in every corner of
the country using modern IT resources.

FORESTRY are other sectors identified by your government
for major investment and expansion.

of the major planks in advancing these modernisation
programmes, providing more affordable and reliable power
for industrial and household consumption.

establishment of a new alumina plant through a projected
investment of one billion U.S. dollars.

OIL EXPLORATION will intensify with energy companies
such as SADHNA Petroleum of Trinidad and Tobago, ON
ENERGY, Groundstar and CGX carrying out extensive drilling
operations both on and off-shore.

DEVELOPMENT has been undertaken to meet the
demands of Guyana's modernisation programme. The
up-grading of Ogle airstrip into a municipal facility will
commence and other support infrastructures signal
Guyana's readiness to become,one of the region's
preferred investment destinations.

is also in progress.

ALL TEN REGIONS is in progress as Guyana continues to
experience remarkable improvement at all levels of

INNOVATIVE GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES AND education with better trained teachers and facilities
INCENTIVES TOWARDS TRADITIONAL SECTORS such as technical institutes have been identified for construct
sugar, rice, and bauxite have been designed to ensure the Billions of dollars will be allocated in the area of
sustainability and competitiveness of these industries, education because the PPP/C recognizes that this is c
Feasibility studies are being completed on the to the future development of Guyana and its citizens.

This is the Modern Guyana as envisioned by the PPP/C

in partnership with you.

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Channel 28 remain more balanced in both News and all other
political coverage than it was earlier in the year. However, as with
a number of channels, the figures show a last-minute tendency to
(Please turn to page 19)

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drift towards support for one
Channel 65
There was no qualitative
breach of the Code noted this
week but the two charts below
put this Channel firmly in the
group of broadcasting media
houses from across the spec-
trum that are openly politically
Channels 69 and 102
These channels are two fur-
ther examples of extreme lack of
balance. The scale (and there-
fore the impact) is very differ-
ent. Channel 102 could say in
partial defence that at least they
gave some measurable amount

of coverage to four of the na-
tional parties.

A very similar pattern is
displayed to that of VOG's col-
leagues in Channel 11. The over-
all balance is leaning increas-
ingly towards one party. The
news department needs to hold
on tighter to the relative balance
achieved in past weeks.
News in the week to Au-
gust 19 was 20 to 1 in favour
of PPP/C which if continued to
polling day will spoil the very
reasonable record.
SThere is no doubt that the
relatively low level of serious
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Stabroek News Share of all political coverage
Nomination day to 19th Aug Any advertisement
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Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic of Guyana

1. The Ministry of Health now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the
following projects:
A. Specific Renovation Works to Annex to Main Administration Building, Lot 1 Brickdam,
R General Maintenance to Dr. Davis Quarters on Quamina Street, Georgetown
Region #4.
C Minor Works to Secretariat for the National Commission on Disability Head Office,
Lot 49 Croal Street, Georgetown Region #4.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section
IV (Eligible Countries) ofthis document.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Health,
Administration Department and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from
9:OOHrs to 1:00Hrs and 4:00 Hrs to 16:00Hrs.
4. Qualifications requirements include valid certificates of Compliance from NIS and GRA should
be submitted for companies registered in Guyana. Additional details are provided in the Bidding
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders hn the
submission of a written/oral Application to the address below and upon payment of a non
refundable fee of Three ThousandDollars ($3,000.00). The method of payment will be Cash.
6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope, which does not in any way identify the
Tenderer. On the top left hand corner of the envelope, the Project tendered for must be
clearly written. Also, the top right hand corner should read "DO NOT OPEN BEFORE"
the bid submission date.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before the 19'h September 2006 at 9:00 Hrs.
Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at
9:00Hrs on the 9' September 2006.

8. The addresses refer to are:
For Bid Clarifications and Bids Examination and Purchasing of Bid Documents:

Mr. Kelvin Cruickshank
Ministry of Health
Lot 1 Brickdam,
Tel: 225-6480,
Fax: 225-0113

For Bid Submission and Bid opening
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health
Georgetown, Guyana




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GT& T awards bursaries
THE Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Friday presented bursary
awards to children who did well at the recent Secondary Schools Entrance Examinations.
In photo, CEO Major General (Retd) Joseph Singh, centre, with other top GT&T officials
and the latest batch of bursary awardees in the company's canteen. (Photo, courtesy

Some held


(From page 18)
breaches of the Media Code in terms of content identified by the
this Media Monitoring Unit has been a welcome improvement com-
pared with the scene as reported by the MMU in 2001 and by the
Independent Media Refereeing Panel in 2001 (Mayers and Whylie).
In the months before the coming elections a number of media
houses in the broadcasting sector while, to varying extents, abiding
by the updated Media Code of Conduct in terms of content, have
openly (in some cases flagrantly) used the airwaves to support the
party of their choice.
Since those same media houses took part at a very senior
level in the redrafting of the Code and publicly signing up to
it, there will need to be some serious work done on restruc-
turing broadcasting under proper legislation and a further up-
dating of the self-regulatory Media Code so that the people
get a better deal from both public and private sectors.
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London's Notting Hill to
dance to Carnival beat
LONDON, (Reuters) The narrow streets of London's
Notting Hill district will be filled with music, costumes and
up to a million visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend as
Europe's largest street party dances to its traditional Car-
ibbean beat.
The annual carnival, first held in 1964, kicks off in earnest today
and continues tomorrow with colourful processions, steel bands and
more than 40 "static sound systems" blasting out high-decibel music.
"Carnival 2006 promises to cap off this wonderful summer
with an event showcasing the multicultural splendour of the capi-
tal," said Chris Mullard, chairman of the carnival's organisation body.
The event acquired a reputation for violence and crime in
the late 1970s when the festivities were marred by riots but
careful policing over recent years has left the carnival largely
Scotland Yard said they had already arrested more than 90
people who they suspected were planning to commit crime or
cause trouble at the event.
"This is a unique and vibrant event and we're working with
our police colleagues across London to do all we can to stop
the small minority spoiling it for thousands of others," said
Chief Inspector Rod Charles.
The open-air party will for a second year be accompanied
by a "family-friendly" Caribbean Showcase in Hyde Park
organised by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.
The Met Office forecast mainly dry weather for today
but said there was a chance of rain spoiling the party to-

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SUNDAY.CHRONICLE August 27, 2006 -.....

Fatah seeks

national unity


with Hamas

By Suleiman al-Khalidi

AMMAN (Reuters) Leaders of Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement yesterday endorsed a
national unity government with the rival Hamas group to
end feuding they say Israel has exploited to stall on Middle
East peace pledges.
Veteran Fatah leader Nabil Shaath said at the end of three
days of talks in Amman that the 17-member Central Connuntee,
the governing body of the long dominant Palestnian movement.
now sought a unry government with the Islamist group which
defeated Fatah in January elections.
"Palestinian blood is sacred and we will not allow any
infighting and have agreed to work toward a national unity
government Shaath told reporters.
"A national unity government will strengthen our hands to
face the Israeli occupation." he added.
Abbas and Hamas agreed last week to restart negouauton
on a unity government in the hope of easing a Western aid
embargo imposed to pressure the mibtant group to recognize
Israel and renounce violence.
A Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhn, told Reuters
the group welcomed Fatah's decision, saymg it created the night
atmosphere for consultations under way to form a unity
Fatah also welcomed a move by Hamas to drop its insistence
on entering into talks on a coalition government only after Israel
frees some 35 of its politicians and cabinet minisler- arrested
after gunmen from Gaza abducted an Israeli soldier in a cross-
border raid in late June.
Israel has accused them of membership of a banned
organization. Hamas said the arrest of key administration
members was aimed at topping its government.
Some Palestinian leaders said the Israeli failure to achieve a
nuhtary victory in Lebanon by eliminating Hizbollah guerrllas
had given impetus to renewed efforts to unify ranks against
common enemy Israel.
"After this great achievement (by I-hbollahl). the equaton
has changed and the Israeli supremacy is gone ... they cannot
do whatever they want after Lebanon," said Hani al-Hassan. an
old guard Fatah politician.
"The problem is not Hamas and Fatah and we insist on a
government of national unit) to deter Israel." he added
Palestinians fear that if discussions between Hamas and
Fatah fail, there is a danger of a return to the violent power
struggle that followed the elections.
Abu Zuhn said Hamas would not place any preconditions
on the talks.
Leaders of Fatah also said they \%ere not placing conditions
on Hamas even though a national government must adopt a
pragmatic approach toward resuming peace talks \ith Israel.
Palestinian sources said Fatah hardliners presented Abbas
supporters from adopting a communique that would ha\e ginen
a mandate to the moderate leader to impose a political
programme on Hamas that explicitly demands recognition of
"We are not asking Hamas to recognize Israel." leading Fatah
leader Abbas Zaki told reporters.
"We want a national government that is comimenld to ;
pragmatic programmnue" said Shaath
The communique stressed support for a "national unity
government with the participation of all Palestinian forces"
on the basis of a political deal over a prisoners' document
reached between Hamas and Abbas last June that defused
(Additional reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza)



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TODAY'S FORECAST:Mostly fair weather is expected
to be interrupted by isolated occurrences of showers
over some areas along the coast.Other areas may
experience mostly fair weather
WAVES:Moderately hight to hight reaching about
2.4 m in open waters.
WINDS:North-easterly to South-easterly at 1 to
HIGH TIDE: 05:39h at (2.93m) and 18:03h at
LOW TIDE: 11:45h at (0.73m)
SUNSET: 18:02h NIL
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 31.0 -33.0 over
coastal areas & 31.5-33.5C over inland and
interior regions.
coastal areas & 21.0-23.4C along the coast.
MARINE ADVISORY:Fishennen 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
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riverain and lowlying areas are advised to take
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WORK from home for
US$$S$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$50-0 or
more weekly. For information,
send stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel
Williams, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

INDRA'S Beauty Salon
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial.
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
package beginning September 4
006 evening classes beginning
September 5, 2u06. Courses in
Air brushing Acrylic nails,
Barbering, Basic & Advance Hair
Cutting classes Tel. 226-2121 or
visit at 211 New Market Street.
North Cummingsburg.

services Free estimates. Call

IDOLLY'S Auto Renta!
S72 Biscssa Ave nue
'a- n n o

MATHS Lessons available -
Forms 2 to CXC. Tutor Ingrid Ally.
A 168 Eping Avenue. B/A/P. Tel.
Study Club (Regions1-10)
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285,
CXC Maths, English,
Business subjects. Jan./June
2007. Also classes for Forms 1, LI,
III & IV. Call Mr. Lee 227-7850,
EARN a Certificate, Diploma.
or Degree, in any part of the
world from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
ACADEMY established &
recognized private school -
Nursery to Secondary. Tank
Street, Grove Public Road,
EBD. Tel. 624-4659. Also our
new Branch in Linden, Lot 2
Burnham Drive, Wisnar. aTel.
442-0720. Register today at
Come celebrate with us this
September our 9th
Anniversary. Now registering
for full-time classes for
academic year 2006 2007
(up to 20% discounts). Nursery
through Primary to Secondary
faculties in over 15 subject
areas. 22 Atlantic Gardens.
East Coast Demerara 220-
8265, 220-9303 & 626-2080.
registering students for Full-time
Classes (Forms 1 5). Afternoon
lessons for secondary school
pupils. Evening classes for
Adults, Found;'tion Classes for
early school! leavers CXC
repeaters and c.aomputier a;oirss.
Subjects offchiod are Math
EnilishA A & R i. i Sicen-r Arts
and Business siniwl-s CONTACT
STREETS OR 227-7527. 227-
3768 & 647-9434.
,)F $1 000 FF SUBJECT

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R'F'E '.:: cursed.
cq lJ.. .u Na.:; pv.css cssej
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1 6l..050 '2 *'0 h 23.00

:'- SEALED keys of King
:i: reveals purpose
Sits .ntr:ces
: ''l .rs requirements to
'a'"lne;! t tl Ch;'lst conscious
.--:i:.' S readings, etc.
I.,tinj ): big foot, Aids,
i't ciy st'ress all disease.
tec tiu from bullets.
c,ico;ing 'sp.itual attacks,
fi: fo. pers,.,. and property.
Wor ks 'rr visa, love, business,
r'ourt '!:-bt': rtc. 2d hrs
con..-.lutation fo, those who
vii I c ,.' : g dance. Call

ENROL at Flower Play
Goiir & Day Care Centre at
104 Bi..kdJainl (opposite GT&T).
Plac;.. arr, available for Sept.
Aff'.- fees Phone 226-
22- ,'- 621-8761 for more
nf" -atinn

r FOR all types of
isr ssmakin. i.nifoir aiid
S ain a fc..r.Jl .,i e price
i Kitty and ,,.... I G!town.
Cai! Sharon -- 049-235P.

SC/,RP01 C lir'-r uice
pain. pressure. ijai
stone. ruipoe:t!tcv cols 22u
7342. '"09-1309.

MEMBERSHIP or exchange
novels, story hooks magazines.
educational & rnformi active
Juliettes Book Library. 143 West
Ruimveldt (by GILHUYS
Square; Tel. 223-8237 or 648.
6098, 9 an 3 pm Mon Fr..
8:30 arn 5 pm SFit & Sun.
10 am 4 pm

Motortng "You rain to Pass
248 Forshaw St.. Q/town. 227-
1063, 226-7874
ENROL at Genesis Driving
School. Manual & automatic.
48 Pr:nces and Camp Sts.
Summer Classes $10 000. Tel.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stab;oek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. For more information,
call 227-3869. 022-8162. 6I1-
R.K Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must kanow
who they deal with. Driving is
serious business, not a fly by
night business. R.K's Institute
of Motoring. 125. Regent
Road, Bourda.

MRS. SINGH'S Massage
Hotel and Home Service
available by appointment. I
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.

interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations. Call CFI -
Telephone Friendship Link -
261-5079, Everyday, 07:00 to
21:00 h.
THE Junior/Senior Singles
Dating Service 18 80 yrs,
wishes to inform its members and
the public in General that the
service was created three years
ago to facilitate single males and
females of every profession,
ethnicity, religion and cultural
back ground to find friends for
love, companionship, friendship,
marriage. To date the service is
successful in producing four
marriages, engagements and
numerous couples seriously
dating. The service is not a sex
service, an escort service, or a
same sex connection service nor
does the service promote.
encourage or tolerate corrupt
practices The service has a
clientele of professionals.
prominent members of society,
males and females of every
status and occupations. The
service discriminates no one.
Once the criteria at registration
is onet with every individual -
single. widowed, divorced and
.eparated male and feniale is
offered membership. In order to
preserve the reputation of bothl
:iinerits a.find service players aie
idv!sed ito desist i io i sl ,ekinll
; o n t" f (,^- ,", n ; mi \, t" l i. ii .-: I1

RAJA Yoga Hindi Classes.
Planet Tabeej protection
guidance and protection for
spiritual people. Contact Buddy

NOW open General Taxi
Service at 14 Camp & Bent Sts.,
Werk-en-Rust. Prompt & Reliable
Service. Tel. 225-5101.
WIZARD Cabs short drops
$260, Splashmins, Parika $3
500, Airport special $3 500,
($5 000 return with one hour
waiting time). Call 225-7722.

BEES? TEL. 254-1308.
SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of sale.
Call 623-4686, 223-4731.
CALL 627-7835.
to work, invest and earn $25
000 per month. For info, call
276-1195, 618-0701.
FOR all your newspaper
supplements, balance sheets,
memorial, whole page ads.,
etc. Call 227-3979, 609-6887.
for appliance repairs
washers, dryers, microwaves.
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact Mohamed
on 223-9710/614-6634.

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1 7 iSFi p : C S I

the i'vokforce. She !i :lso th0'-
propi etor of Jul!ilette "- Po
.bary. a'rd hosted l mumii t1
ctivrtipes for the chi!rlrei ii her
coimmiLintv. both fiction and nnc-
tf.cior books are 3alvalatile -r
'oim e riformatron on Oir : ie '
Dating Service and Lil !,. i ,
please call Tel. 223-8237 or
648-6098, Mon Fri 8 30 -5
pm and Saturdays, 10 am to 4
pm. Book your appointment now!

MALE seeks pen friends.
Hobbies watching TV. fishing
and cooking. Write to- Naseeb
Safdar 206 Parafield, WCD
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana.
LOOKING for friends or a
serious relationship? Call The
Junior/Senior/Single Dating
Service. 18 -- 80 yrs. Immediate
link after registration. Mon. 8:30
am 5 pm, Sat. only 10 am 41
pm. lei. 223-8237, 648-6098.
FORTY years old East
Indian male who describes
himself as honest, decent, non.
alcoholic and non-smoker seeks
pen friends between the ages of
20 and 50 years worldwide for
serious correspondship. Full
details along with recent full
pose photograph required Write
to Lall, P.O. Box 101778.
Georgelown, Guyana. Only
responses with photos will be

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;:.ivw,r$ Persaud &
Associates Certified
(anudianl rmingrtfion
Snti d!VhiIr?.. (Cll us in
Canada at: 116-431-8845
or 647-284-0375 Email:
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Kwakwani Logging Grant. Tel.
1 TRUCK Driver. Contact
233-2423. Goldfield Inc Lot C'
Eccles, EBD
VACANCY exists for
Cosmetologist. Call 225-1280
or 231-0144 Orlando
LINESMEN Kwakwani Logging
Grant. Tel. 629-0551.
LABOURERS to work on
farm. 233-2423, Lot C Eccles,
East Bank Demerara.
ONE experienced
Receptionist to work at hotel.
Call 227-3336 or 227-0902.
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.

VACANCY exist for an
experienced Hairstylist. Must
have clients. Call 226-7268 for
more information.
MECHANIC- experience
with D6 Clark skidders, Bedford
and 6 x 6 trucks. Kwakwani
Logging Grant. Tel. 629-0551.
OFFICE Clerks, Lumber
Checkers. Apply in person to:
Ameer Ally Sawmill, 29 Strand,
New Amsterdam. Tel. 333-3025,
2 DRIVERS. Licensed to
drive motor bus. Must have
secondary education, from
around Georgetown. 35 Delphi
Street, Prashad Nagar.
SECURITY Guard. Must
have at least 3 years experience,
ages 30 50. Apply to Shakoor's
Seafood, 80 Industrial Site
Eccles, EBD. Tel. # 233-2546.
excavator operator to operate
this machine in Puruni area.
Must have experience with
mining. Contact 225-0995,
628-0796 or 233-6550.
VACANCIES exist for
trained and experienced
teachers in all subject areas.
Retired teachers may also apply.
Tel. # 220-0538, 265-3996, 629-
VACANCY exists for honest
and reliable Security Guard also
one Supervisor. Apply with
necessary documents. National
Security Service, 80 Seaforth
St., C/ville. Tel. 227-3540.
Vacancies exist for 2 female
Accounts Clerk. Must have
passes in Eng., Math. Accounts
also two years working
experience in a similar position.
Apply to Alabama Trading.
GEORGETOWN Ferry Stelling.
tel. 623-1615. with a written
20 MALES and females io
w.ork at Unive*rsity of Guvana an'
ntlher C.oasl locatio"-
,Formen employees can '
,i'!v\, (:C ,nh iho S rectH '
V d L I, 1

' 1' '- 'c
;de I j!id I' Ce Street '
G!ci nge ',BRD i A"-iCOLUInts
S A.. informa!n:ia
-i ,-- -,- 4 Ma hemaiir'
T 648-8286.
VACANCIES exist for i;Il-
tiiie and .paci-tlim t' Liained .-t
quLdlhfied leaclhers for ilk-
ollowving subje..,iS
Mathematics Englisth /
Accounts. Business. Office
Administration and Phvsicai
Education. PLEASE SEND
RESUME TO P.O. BOX 101652.
employment for Ancillary staff
Needed five (5) experienced
security guards and
maintenance officers, electrical.
carpentry, masonry arid
plumbing skills will be an asset.
Apply in person 22 Atlantic
Gardens, East Coast Demerara
220-8265. 220-9303 & 626-
APPLICATIONS are invited
to fill the following vacancies:
1. Canter Driver with at least five
years experience, preferably
rom the East Bank area. 1
experienced Mechanic with
knowledge of welding and
holder of Driver's Licence would
be an asset. Must be able to work
under minimurr supervision 1
Accounts Clerk. Must be
between the ages of 25 40
and also be computer literate.
2 Labourers, 2 Nioht Gu.irds 1
Maid between tiLe aoe o-.: 30
and 40. Apply to 10 Meadow
Bank with Police Clearance.
Call 225-9304.

CAMP and Quamina
Streets. Call Tony Reid's Realty.
Tel. # 231-2064 or 225-2626.
80 Acres RICE land -
Parika, Ruby Backdam.
Contact. Dhanraj Singh. 642-
5351, 613-6143.
Sacred vacant corner plot -
Cumming's Lodge. Ideal for
business. Contact 623-4694,
222-4694, 222-6645.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
- 89 ft by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket Ground,
comprising an area of 2.422 of
an English acre. Call: 220-
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.
YOU can only buy with
paying attention, is Magic -
Prashad Nagar $9.8M,
Republic Park $7.8M,
Meadow Brook $7M, Happy
Acres $6.8M, Atlantic Gardens
- $6.7M, Queenstown $23M,
Industrial Land by Georgetown
Hospital 6 lots US$170 000,
Charlotte Street $18M, Robb
& Oronoque Streets. small lot -
$6M, Fifth Street, Alberttown -
S8M. Phone Tony Reid's Realty
- 225-2626. 231-2064.

ROOM for single work-
S female. Telephone.
FOR overseas visitors
ipt to rent in Kitty. Call
?6- 1640
, -,- .rsea s ,,isdii s .e .:-n .-

21 .2.0 Thomas SI i\t:y
('eck with:;n.
FURNISHED fiats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995 Kitty
FURNISHED iu ;,, e
79 Atlantic Grdns. Call
20-606C 26-2066.
apartment for working main
Telephone 223-5817
SMALL two-bedroom
Princes Street cottage. 226-
FURNISHED rooms for
young single working girls. Call
ROOM to let in
Georgetown. Preferably single
female. Contact Tel. # 614-
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.
KITTY. Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1. 3-bedroom apts. 233-
1 3-bedroom bottom flat,
Eccles, New Housing Scheme.
Call 233-2208. 613-5543.
KITTY top flat, three-
bedroom apartment with all
conveniences. Tel. 642-0636.
FURNISHED 2-bedroom
house, 140 'A Barima Ave., Bel
Air Park. Phone 225-8153.

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ECCLES one-bedroom -
$18 000. 233-2968, 613-6674
HOUSE by itself apt. -
US$500 with AC, phone.
TonyReid 225-2626, 231-
2064 .
1-bEDROOM apartment'
CQUPLE in Kitty. Call 616-
'ONE unfurnished two-
bedoom bottom flat in
Alberttown. Price $50 000. Tel.
# 26-8234.
bott flat 2 bedrooms, all
coneeniences. Contact 264-
3.002, 647-0261.
ONE two-bedroom bottom.
flat in Kitty, fully grilled,
eiuple preferred. Call 'f5-
1P38 !or 227-6781.
E ECUTIVEoffice situated
nt United Nations Place
Stabroek with telephone fines.
Tel. 226-7380.
ROOMS .and
apartments to let on a dally/
nightly basis from $4 000
daily. Call 227-3336/227-
0902. -
2 APARTMENT to rent
upper flat-2-bedrooms lower
flat 1 bedroom 32 North,
Vryheid's Lust. ECD.
Sunfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
ANNANDALE South, two-
bedroom apt. small family
only. Twelve thousand
monthly. 627-8989, 648-2640.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS.).
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellvllle for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel.
1 3-BEDROOM house .-
12'Pike St., Kitty. Phone
Parking 2 cars. Tel. .26-
5053, for further information.
:ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat apartment situated at:.233 I
Lamaha St., Newtown $30
000 monthly. i
ONE room at 207 Barr St.,
Kitty, suitable for a slh'le
person or couple. $18 00
monthly. -.- -
2-BEDROOM bottom' flat,
excellent condition :S/I
Ruimveldt. Success Realty,
223-6524, 628-0747.
ROOMS students or
single working people. Three-
bedroom apartment, small
family. Near UG. Tel. 612-
REGENT and Light Sts. -
Restaurant US$2 500
(nontlly neg- Edeison's -
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
i FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest ta Garnett
St., C/ville, G/towni Contact
s. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-
PLAZA Taxi Service -
prime location with all the
necessary. ExecutiVe Barber
Shop, fully furnish'eU (Sheriff
St.). Call 225-0431.
eFOR overseas 2-
bedroom, flat, fully furnished,
air-conditioned, '. parking
space, grilled, meshed,
Subryanville. Tel. 226-5369.
ONE two-bedrom bottom
.flat house fully fur ished, with
cable TV, phone, own drive
way. Situated at Nndy Park.
Call 624-7243. E
EXECUTIVE houses by
itself area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to
$250 000 neg. Enquiries pls
call 220-7021. Cell 624-6527.
FULLY furnished
apartment AC/parking!
security/ short term!overseas
guest only. Office space/
snackette. 231-8748. 627-
furnished 3-bedroom house
for rent in Eccles Housing
Scheme. 3 months only. $30
000 per month. 629-3208
GOOD large Princes.
Russeil 8 Camp Sts. Co "ne-
bottom flat sij;ab!e :o ..'
business. Smali Sheo: fc.; a
business Call 226-39-1'

NEW semi-furnished
concrete house in gated
community with 24 hrs security,
fully grilled, water tank installed.
Farm EBD. Call 625-6734.
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat in lot 34 Garnett Street,
Campbellville with telephone
line, grilled and parking sace.
Tel. 225-6215 or 613-5229.
unfurnished three-bedroom
building with all conveniences.
K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency. Office
- 225-0545, 642-0636.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
.31-6429, 622-5776
i TWO-BEDROOM apartment.
!Parking: conveniences.
Preferable decent mature working
!couple $30 000. 218-3463 or
218-0392, 648-7504.
ONE (1) 3-bedroom top flat
- 390 Republic Park, EBD and
one top and bottom flat at 177
Charlotte Street, Lacytown, G/
town. Tel. 225-5426, 644-
GREIA top flat, Prashad
Nagar, unfurnished G$70 000,
top flat, North Road G$100
000, office space $80 000, $100
000. Tel. 225-3737. 225-4398.
BEL AIR PARK $65 000 -
furnished; Queenstown $50
000; C/ville $40 000,
Charlestown $30 000.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 642-
FULLY furnished one, two
and three bedroom apartments.
Self-contained rooms to rent on
a short term basis. Priced from -
$4 000 nightly. Call 227-3336 or
ONE semi-furnished two-
bedroom house (back house,
upper flat) af 182 Barr St., Kitty -
$50-000 monthly. Contact Zena
at 233 Lamaha St., Newtown.
Phone line included.
ONE 3-b'edroom semi-
furnished house by itself to rent.
completely grilled with all
modern conveniences, in
Diamond. Price $35 000 per
month. Tel. 618-5667.
ALL Agents please call. 2-
storey concrete building, top flat,
3 bedrooms, in Kitty. All
amenities. Tel.226-3033 or 616-
5960, between 7 am and 5 pm.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water,
in gated community. Weekly or
monthly rental. Contact Ganesh
- 618-5070, 641-2946.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to
$250 000 neg. Enquiries pls. Call
220-7021. Cell 624-6527.
3-BEDROOM top flat
Lamaha Gardens $65 000,
3-bedroom top flat, Industry -
$35 000. N. P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-
unfurnished apt. in Kitty, fully
grilled. Water (24-hr.) light,
inside toilet and baih $40
000. Tel. # Cell 609-8315,
Home 225-7109.
ONE (1) two-bedroom self
contained lower flat. Private
entrance, good yard space.
Corner of Broad & Charles
Streets, Charlestown.
Telephone # 227-8661.
TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp
Street for Airline, Salon. Real
Estate, Advertising Agency,
Office or any other business.
Contact Samad. Tel. 225-
unfurnished apartments one.
two. three & four bedrooms.
Queenstown residential, from
US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225
$40 000. business place -
$80 000. snackette, restaurant
Day Care Centre. Bond Space
K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency. 215-
0545, 642-0636.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom anart-
'iit w 'ith carl.- ': -
.", > ;. ::: .

A FURNISHED two-bedroom
concrete house situated .at
Lamaha Park. Parking space, big:
yard space, light, water, phone.,
rice $60 000 neg. Call 223-
2919 or 629-6059.
TO let or purchase. One
wooden and concrete building
with two bedrooms situated at
1096 Paika Public Road. Half
a mile from junction. Recently
built. Contact Victor. Tel. 619-
PRASHAD Nagar 3-
bedroom; fully furnished, AC,
phoneand parking. Top flat -
US$Sh0; Republic Park 4-.
bedroom, fully furished, master
room self-contained, AC;
generator, pressurized hot and
cold, water, overhead tanks,,"
phone, parking, mosquito
meshed, guard hut and more.
US$2 000 neg. 233-2968, 613-'!
6674. :
NEWTOWN, Kitty -(1) one,
two-bedroom -top fla, air
conditioned, grilled,' semi!
furnished; -bottom'flat two-
bedroom. kitchen, sitting room,.
etc. Both available from;
September 1, 2006. Call 626;
7179, 612-3724 for information.;
UPPER top flat, (back!
house), 2-bedroom house with!
toilet, bath, overhead tank, full
grilled, private yard .at 4,7
,'Urban Street, Wortmanville;
G/(own. Working couple'
preferred. Serious enquiries.
Rental $35 000. Call 225-
1080, 622-3241. between 9 am
and 7 pm..
PRIME location for overseas
visitors. Long or short term rentals.
Self-contained furnished
apartments, toilet & bath, wall to
wall carpet, TV, AC, fridge, etc.,
well-secured, meals can be
arranged only US$100 per week.
Call 222-6708/6510
FIVE-BEDROOM fully fur.
house with large master room in
Prashad Nagar, US$1 200,
available from Sept. 06; one
eleven-bedroom three-storey
pro ert in upper Brickdam -
S$2 500; one three-bedroom
top flat in Queenstown (semi-
fur.) $55 000; one seven-
bedroom property, Q/town $60
000. Wills Realty 227-2612,
furnished 4-bedroom master
with AC US$600. THOMAS
STREET: 2-bedroom.
unfurnished top flat $70 000
and a whole 3-bedroom
building, unfurnished $100
000 PLUS many great homes in~
Prashad Nagar, University
Gardens, and Bel Air Park with
rents ranging from US$1 500 to
US$5 000 and lots more all over!
Call 226-7128. 615-6124
with Style."
ONE three-bedroom full)
furnished flat in secure
environment in residential area
- US$1 300; one semi-fumished
in residential area US$600,
one fully fur. house in
residential area East Coast -i
US$1 600; one four-bedroom
fully furnished house with,
veranda to each room, Nandy
Park US$1 500; office space.
in High St., Kingston 30' x 70'
modern arrangements with
boardroom US$2 000: office
space 60' x 40" with few items
of furniture, Camp St., 24-hr.
security $150 000: Board.
space of varying sizes and
prices. Wills Realty 227-2612,
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-44/0.
E m a i
(office/residence) US$2 500.
Bel Air Park US$1 500. Kitty -
$60 000, $45 000. US$750 (F.i
F). US$500 (F/F) Cariconm
GuySuCo Gardens US! 200
EAST BANK. School $120 000
Providence --$50 00 Ec.,:es
AA' (F/F) US$2 000. Diannr.:
Counda Park US33 000 0T *
Atlantic Gardens USS :.
US$2 000!USS1 ;00/USS5,,.
Happy Acres US$'- 000U.
2001USS500, Nor Farei -;
000 Le Ressouvenr;i US,'
500. Ogle USS700/US$1 0C
OFFICES- Central Georiet' .:-
- US$4 000. Geor-getow SW: ,
000/$60 OuO, (ie,
US$2 000. Sheriff USS1 500
Nirlth Ro;d US$1 2'0('
Brickdam .- USS00, bond.
restaurants, etc. Versaille -
executive US$3 000, 3-storev
residentr.)l':officeibf.ldi USS1Z
ir .,

on- "c:7a .:0"

NEW two-bedroom
concrete apartment located on
ECO, Triumph. Verandah, tiled,
toilet and bath, bay windows
with security screens and
overhead tank $25 000
monthly. Contact Phil 220-

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price negotiable
3-BEDROOM house at
Good Hope, ECD. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 625-9372.
i NAL NO. 2, North
\Sectloo 3-bedroom house
concrete & wood). Tel. 263-

PROPERTY with large land
space. East Coast Public Road.
Tel. 220-9199 or 621-7191.
George and D'Urban Sts. Needs
some repairs negotiable. Tel.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
ard, Linden. Price negotiable.
Call: 223-4938.
'building located in Triumph
Backlands on large plot of land.
Make an offer. Must be sold. Call
NEW concrete building, 2-
bedroom upper flat B/V, ECD -
$25! 000 monthly, working
persons only. Contact Mrs. Grant
;GUEST HOUSE for sale -
Adventure Travel Lodge, Stalling
Road. Adventure. Please phone
774-4284. Email:
ONE going business
premises; one secured beautifully
tiled office; one three-bedroom
hodsp fully grilled in New
Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
'GREA Liliendaal, ECD -
large concrete building $14M,
land 94' x 120' with wooden
building $12M. Tel. 225-3737.
225-4398 _
OVERSEAS/Local owners
of buildings we have
management services paying
your bills. Edersori's 226-
URGENTLY 'needed
buildings to buy/rent -
Georgetown/other areas.
Ederson's 226-5496
S: GREIA Meadow Bank,
EBD $7M; Eccles $7M;
-amaha St.. back building -
7M; Triumph, ECD $7M;
anal No. 2 Polder $3M, S5M.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
front building with four-
bedroom. Price negotiable.
acant possession. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency. Office -
225-0545, 642-0636.
SGREIA Supply, EBD -
public road to Demerara River -
120' x 240', suitable for
container storage, wharf two
buildings and bond presently on
land $14M. Tel. 225-3737.
GREIA Properties in or
around Georgetown are needed
for purchase/rental. Call us of
inspection and purchase
arrangement. Tel. 225-3737.
2-STOREY business!
residential property at 56 Section
D Cumberland. East Canle -
ohone, electricity, otc Price neg
3l 28-5264. .31-267S
4-BEDROOM concretrt &
Cq.;.; stow"r f,' ; l i K i' ,;

> "8M neg. Conlaic; 22 .'-;::"-:
POPULAR v"deo Cu "
Tor!ms o Saie OccupLI)a ,' .':a
be nc lc!: t I :":-i 3.33-" q,

aust off nda:n ro.i -: P
fuildinc!: -te ey bu ,'.. ,'
iand Asking S- $3M :r)hert
deFreitas 2 5
5' ':S4

WE have the best above 10
million, 50% deduction. Phone
225-2709, 225-5198.
2-STOREY. concrete
building in Kitty. All amenities,
45' x 30, Land 61 x 48,
driveway 120'x 8. Tel. 226-
3033 or 616-5960, between 7
am and 5 pm. All agents please
33%, 33%, 33% Discount.
Buy quickly. Q/town $11.5M,
Meadow Brook $12.9M,
Prashad Nagar- $119M, Kitty
- $9M, puyhoc Park $8.5M.
Phone 225-2626; 231-2064,



colaitnrcil and Jitdstrial
laid/property olseo
mortgageffinancing approval,
valuation, property
Jewanram's Realty
For l yr Redl Estate ask

bedroom wooden building on
corner lot, in good condition
with extra lot thrown in $20M:
Kitty. Industrial Parcel fenced,
infrastructures in place and
maintained by Village Council
19,999 sq. ft. approx % acre -
$17M; one six-bedroom
concrete house, fully fur., newly
built, two masters rooms -
$40M. Wills Realty 227-2612,
ONE three-storey building
- 33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal
for Hotel, Store. Hospital or any
other type of businesses, etc.
Any reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Park,
Aubrey Barker Road, two-storey,
family, five-bedroom $12.5M,
Bar Street, Kitty, popular
business place. Prashad Nagar.
Thomas Street.
Cummingsburg, two-family front
house $11.5M neg. Contact
Roberts Realty, First Federation
Life Bldg. Tel. 227-7627, 227-
3768, 644-2099 cell.
storey fully concreted house -
5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink,
toilet, cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in
wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806; evening 225-8410
HIGH ST. Charlestown.
property on land 31' x 80' -
$18M: one two-flat concrete
building on large laid, Nismes.
WBD $8.5M, two house lots -
80 x 113. LBI $6M each one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden house on 14 000 sq. ft.
of land. LBi S18M. one three-
bedroom concrete and wooden
buiildinn in good condition W'
Rusd S-'M.i nre.c one fo,-a
hcdroom ennc ret" :i(! \co.nd!n
buii(J,i-o (%' douto' '!o Al,4 l, C.
Gardens $20, one '..o-
bedroom i wooden cottage on
sites St Stepoh'!'' Street.
Chries!;"t- r S2.U.MS, ione three-

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125:" l ::" ro .. split !c'; !
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ONE fantastic property on
double lot in -gated
community, ground .floor
entirely marble, swirmming
area surfaced with coral
house being sold completely
furnished.- US$1 000.:000.
Wills Realty 227-2612, 627-
SALE by owner: Front
two-storey, 4-bedtobm,
grilled,, conqrte house with
toilet & bath, enclosed
garag S nd hou'sW.bth
located at TriumphgC'DO.
2-bedroom house with to nd
bath at CQve John;-iPrice
Snegbtiabte; .'le'. 22yV;993.
bNE four-bedroom
concrete house, two -.fat.
Tucville $SM. 80 aqres of
land @$4 M,$3M, per acre
East Bank Dem.. one fhree-
storey concrete and wooden
building Werk-en-RLst -
$22M, one three-storey
wooden bWelding, ideal for
school- S20M neg., Wetk-en-
Rusl WiHsRealt- 227-2612.
HIGH St, -Charlestown
property on land 31' x 80' -
S14M; one two-flat concrete
building on. large land,
Nismes, WBtO- $8.5M, two
house lots.:80'.x 113'@ BI -
$6M: -one concrete. and
wooden house on 24 000 sq.
ft. of land L8B $1,6M;-one
five-bedro,orn ''r ., and
wooden building on double
lot, Atlantic .Gardens .- :S18M;
one two-bedroom wooden
cottage on .12-ft. woden
columns, St .Stephen's St.,
Charlestowr $2.3M; one
three-bedroom one level
house, 2-ft, above grouri4twith
wooden conveniences, 'on '.
acre of land -.tand of Ce41aan
- $15M; one la rge-prperty
on High St., Kingston onland
- 60' x 180' 115M' ore
vacant land, High 'S'..
Kingston 60 x 180 U$S350
000; one concrete split level
house on large'land .,(32 x
800 ft. approx.), Canal N. 2 -
$6M; Stanleytown, one two-
flat concrete and wooden, fiye
bedrooms, Bourda $16M;
one sawmill operation,
cornplete with equipment on
large land by riverside vith
own transformers n $5tM.
Wills Realty -227-2612,!627-

PAINT- mixed colatos.
Tel. 220-1014.
; 1I DELL computer
Pentium 4. Tel. 617-057.
SSTALL # 17 Section IC
Bourda Market. Call 24-
ras'scutter. Tel. 227-
012, 218-1711.
DACHSHUND pups for
sale. Contact 231-8661, 629-
LARGE quantities of
mango achar. Call 227-
3285 or 623-9852..
626-7127. .
SUIGHTLY damaged aiii.
Sheets. Telephone # 226-
7054 (working hours).
1 25CC Gents rktorcycle.
1 25cc Jialing scd ter. Call
233-2208. 613-5543.
BOB Cat skilc steer &
trailer extra grapp e b:.s:;, et
Tel : '254-1366 Pr e r.e:.
NEW Cano i P-i-
copiers 15 I.r.
minute. $S t- ,* *C "
cn-:i.i. Call 268 -J:
61! Pnc- ne,-i

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24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August27, 2006

NEW Pioneer DVD
duplicators copies 5 DVDs
simultaneously $169 000.
Cali 225-2611.
1 set of RAV 4 wheels and
tyres, slightly used, 216 x 70 x
16. Contact 624-3044, 222-
2" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
purple heart sluice $0.5M.
ocated Middle Mazaruni.
Call 223-5050.
1 STEEL boat 96-ft.
length, 14-ft. 6 inches width,
6-ft. depth. Contact 619-3090,
SMALL fridge, queen
size bed, dining set, nibby
chair set, used computer.
Going cheap. 231-5767.
1 20-feet stainless steel
holding room (freezer) with
compressor and blowers. 233-
5859, 623-0501.
1 JET boat 8-passenger C
D Bimini, top Bomb Angier
2000. Immaculate condition.
Tel. 624-7130.
WARN 12 volts 10-ton
winch for vehicles $120 000.
Tel. 647-3000, 225-4631.
ONE Nissan diesel patrol
Station Wagon Toyota car AT
140, Honda generator 6 500
watts. Tel. 220-1014.
Shepherd pups. 7 weeks, fully
vaccinated & dewormed. Tel.
223-4472, 623-6335.
SKY Mundo Satellite
Network Television that fits
your lifestyle. For more
information, call 646-5860.
DVD Players, Landline
Telephones, Universal DVD/TV
remote control. Telephone #
226-7054 (working hours).
boat CD Bimini, top, change
room, sink, built-in ice box. Al
condition. 2 000 year. 624-
7130. ,
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs,
etc. Technician available. Call
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11
car, perfect condition. Property
at 75E Garnett Street, Kitty.
Phune 225-1911 office hours.
IBM Think Pad Lap top
P111:500 MHz, 196 MB RAM,
10 GB H/Drive, CD ROM, WIN
XP -' $75 000. Tel. 626-
3 -FT. BOAT, seine,
engine' ice box. 1 Pool'Table,
1 Carter, 1 Nissan Pick Up. 1
Corona Car. Tel. 2,75-0344/
275-0 305
NE4W Dell Dimension
Pentium 4 computers 17"
Black Dell monitors, internet
ready, lyr warranty $98 000.
Call 2 5-2611..........
S.'DIESEL Fuel Injection
Pump,' calibrating machine
complete with gen. set in
immaculate condition. Call
626-5306, 644-8952.
1 .PURE Bred German
Shepherd female. 7 months
and t:P.ure Bred German
Shepherd 19 months. Call
233-5.859, 623-0501.
ONE Invacare Homecare
bed, imported in August 2005.
No reasonable offer refused.
Please-call telephone number
PARTS for- Dryers/
Waslhers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors belts, valves, knobs,
etc. Technician available. Call
.... .......................... ................
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
exce.ljett condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine;
Power Inverter, 1 000 watts. Tel.
QNE 38 ft. Banga Mary
fishing'boat. Complete with
350 lbs seine, 40 Hp Yamaha
engine, ice box, etc. Phone
22 -15z8, 623-2818.
1.,COMPLETE music set
with:'2 5-disc CD player, 2
amplifiers. 1 cassette player, 1
equaliser. 1 mid range, 1 CD
burger. Tel. 619-6595.
'ONtI Electromax Freezer
in working condition, next to
brand new, to do business.
Price $95 000. Contact Kamla
on telephone 619-5366.
CuJb (1). :. DVD & 5000
- -.' : -";t,:: -? Merriman's
'* .-0' 972/

CRAFTMAN 5000 watts
generator, portable 110 220,
needs minor service $100 000.
Phone 647-3000, 225-4631.
2 SETS 5-hole 18" mag
wheels (back wheel drive) with
tyres, like new $140 000 for
each set. Tel. 225-4631, 647-
2 PCS 5 000 watts diesel
generators, in silent casing, on
wheels, (Halin), key start $150
000 & $90 000. Call 647-3000,
parts. 4-Cylinder engine (2500)
gas, drive shaft, bonnet, lights,
radiator and more. Call 647-
3000, 225-4631.
1 AVANTI AC Unit 3 000
BTU $45 000; 1 HP Printer -
$19 000; 1 Pentium 2
Computer, mouse & keyboard -
$15 000. Call 226-2053.
BRAND new Whirlpool super
capacity dryer $130 000,
Amana portable room air
conditioner, 12 000 BTU $125
000. Tel. 218-4384, 611-8824.
1 10 HP diesel engine with
a new 3 KVA generator used only
5 pint of fuel per night. Excellent
condition. Owner leaving. $150
000. Call 641-3958, 629-4236.
JUST arrived on wharf one
Timber Jack 450c log skidder.
This machine is in immaculate
condition has a Cummins 6BTA
diesel engine. Call 623-1003.
218-3899, 218-1469.
1 52' Fishing boat in-board,
with cabin, without seine. Very
good working condition, using M
35 Perkins 6-cyl. Engine. Price
- $4.5M neg. Tel. 226-5588,
614-7568, 626-7968.
ONE set chrome 16" mag
rims with tyres for American Jeep
- $60 000 negotiable also two
Minolta Cameras (zoom 70 & 90)
- $5 000 & $6 000 respectively.
Contact Brian 629-3642.
SKY Universal, authorized
dealer for the best offar in Phillips
digital dish. View up to 125
channels including Pay Per View
channels and also Direct TV.
Contact: Tel. 231-6093, 227-
1151 (Office)
... .51..... ( 0.... ...f..... ......... .
JUST off the wharf one
Leyland Chevy Picker, suitable
for electrical contractors or tree
trimming, has Cummins 6BT
diesel engine and crane height
of about 35'- 40'. Call 623-1003,
218-3899, 218-1469.
JUST off the wharf one
Land Rover Defender, 110 diesel
engine, 28 000 miles has warm
winch Safari Snorkel, five new
tyres. This vehicle is in
immaculate condition. Call 623-
1003, 218-3899, 218-1469.
ELECTRICAL combination -
6" joints plane and 12' rip saw
table model fitting with 5 Hp,
220 volts. Heavy-duty floor
model electrical wood working
upright machine. Reasonable
price to go. Tel. 642-0336, 641-
VARIOUS types tools
including: Cordless Screwdriver
kit, Precision wood knife set,
,ordless Drill, electric nail gun,
angle grinder, Jobmate Rachet
set, Torchlight set, Coleman
1850 watts generator. Telephone
# 226-7054 (working hours).
1 NEW Computer 17"
monitor 2.66 GHz processor, 512
MB of RAM, 120 Gig HID, DVD/
CD-R & Floppy Drive, Keyboard
& optical mouse, speaker, O/S -
XP professional service pack 1.
Price $137 000 neg. Call 646-
2330, 662-9221.
G. M. Spares injectors N-
45, N-65, etc. $15 000; head
casket, 71 series $15 000; rings
trume, cross head, L/H, RH, fuel
pumps 71 series; liners kits -
71 series; main bearings, con rod
bearings, front and rear seals,
water pump kit. 226-0011, 225-
6046, 621-1696.
1 HONDA pressure washer,
brand new; 2 drills; 1 saw; 1
Jialing motorcycle, next to new;
1 amplifier; 1 truck pump; 1
battery charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
HOUSEHOLD appliances,
American made: Whirlpool
fridge, Maytag stove, bar-be-que
grill, China cabinet, AC, chair
set, recliner, TV, etc. Call 259-
New AT 192 radiators. Brass and
copper type with full one-year
warranty. Price $48 000. Other
models also available Call 2'7-
2844, 8:30 am -- 5 p: ;..

SAMSUNG mini Camcorder
with 3" screen and carrying bag,
almost new $75 000. Call 647-
3000, 225-4631.
1 COMPLETE gas welding
set, US made, 1 110v new
industrial hand drill, 1 like new,
5550 watts standby generator.
Contact 616-6907.
1 TEC. Cash register $35
000, 1 tel./fax machine $12
000, 1 3 pcs. baby set play
pen, stroller, plus carrier and
feeding chair $15 000. All in
excellent condition. Tel. 627-
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000, Office 2003,
Corel Draw 12, POS, Accounting
Video Editing, Typing, antivirus
and much more. We source any
software. Call Anthony 222-
5330, 625-7090.
1 KENDALL pipe
treading machine, 1 Wilson 18"
Surfacer & jointer, 1 Junior
white head tools 12" surface, 1
Wadkin 18" surface & jointer, 1
Richmond, 2 Wadkin
sharpeners, 2 cross cut saw, 3
- spindle moulders, 1 Wadkin
6-head moulder, 1 J. J. Smith
Co. 5-head moulder, 1 dust
collector, flat blades, slotted
blades, blots and nuts for slotted
blade, V Joint & Grove &
Tongue Cutter, Drill press,
Grinders, sleeves, compressor
jointers. Tel. 270-6460, 644-
0150, 609-7852

Model M truck. Tel:
233-5859, 623-0501.
Series Tel. 222-3267.
ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
1 LAND Royer Series 111 -
winch and rack. Tel. 617-0597.
1 RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel.
227-7548, 629-3996
1 4.500 Tanker truck only
used 3 times on road. Tel. 624-
1 450 Night Hawk in
working condition. $320 000.
Call 610-0785.
ONE Bedford TL 50.0
10-ton dump truck, GFF
4370. Call 626-1315.
TOYOTA Corolla wagon -
working condition. Price neg.
Call 642-8373.
TOYOTA Hiace.minibus
- 15 seats $1.7M neg.
Tel. # -642-5899.
246 Caterpillar Skid,
steer, excellent condition.
Call 623-3404, 222-6510.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
unregistered. Price neg.
Contact Ryan 629-701 .
1 580C Hymac, 1 MF 399
tractor, Perkins engine &
spares. Call 616-9402.
ONE Toyota Sera, PJJ
series, excellent condition.
Contact Mark 624-7684.,
USHA 616-9378.
1 TOYOTA Ceres car stick
gear $900 000 neg. Contact
Warren 621-1318.
NISSAN Pick up diesel,
extra cab, 4x4. Price neg. Tel.
641-9547 or 623-5463,
IRZ minibus music,
mags, excellent working
condition $1.1M. Contact
ONE four-door Black
Toyota Starlet. Contact
Shelly on 225-9404.- 8 am -
4 p
2 RZ mini-buses, 1 -
Liteace mini-bus. All in
excellent condition. Phone
1 JEEP Wrangler
excellent condition for sale.
1 Jeep Wrangler shell. Tel.
ONE (1) Four-Runner,
immaculate condition, PHH
series. Call 220-0903, 640-
1 SILVER reyv Ceres
: .

1 AT 170 CARINA- excellent
condition EFI, fully powered.
Tel. 227-6567, 644-6111.
ONE Toyota Corolla car -
PDD 4032; 1 RZ Toyota bus -
BFF 9789. Phone 226-6603.
1 RZ long base mini bus,
working condition, mags,
music, etc. $900 000. Call
1 BLACK Toyota Pick-up,
GFF series, Single Cab. Price
neg. Contact Ryan 643-1199.
Immaculate condition. Vehicle
never registered $1.8M. Call
1 RZ TOYOTA minibus for
sale. BJJ series. 1 Toyota Ceres
car, PHH.Contact 623-7394.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-5500,
1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
(diesel) 13 seater, manual
$4.1 million. Please contact
CARINA AT 212, fully
powered. On wharf, going cheap.
ust be sold. Sheriff Street. 225-
4-WD RANGE Rover-
Land Rover with alloy rims &
Sony CD player. Priced to go. #
MODEL 'M' Truck, GHH
series, mint condition. Any
reasonable offer accepted. Tel.
1 NISSAN B12 vehicle, PGG
series. Good condition with AC -
$400 000. Contact No. 662-0980.
1 XJ6 Jaguar car, automatic.
Excellent condition. Price -
$3.5M neg. Tel. # 614-7568 or
1 TOYOTA Super Custom
bus, PFF, in good working
condition $600 000. Tel. 259-
MAZDA Convertible MX 5
Miata Sports car, hard and soft
top, low mileage. Price
negotiable. Terms available.
Phone 647-3000, 225-4631.
1 600 Yellow & Black CBR.
Price $360 000. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 645-5056.
ONE Toyota AT 192
Carina, in excellent condition.
AC, mag rims, fully powered,
etc. Tel. 256-3216, 621-3875.
1 RZ minibus music, mags,
excellent working condition -
$1.1M. Small credit can be
arranged. Contact 218-4060.
1 AT 150 Carina automatic,
excellent condition. Price $450
000 neg. Contact Sandra. Tel.
AT 210 CORONA 1998
Model excellent condition, late
PHH series. Price negotiable.
Phone # 640-4573.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
TOYOTA 6 212 and 6 -
192 RZ and Caldina wagon,
wholesale make offer for
package. Tel. 642-4827.
TOYOTA Corolla AE 91 and
AE 100 Carina AT 170, Corona
AT 170. Call City Taxi Service.
ONE Nissan Sunny wagon,
mag rims, in working condition.
$250 000 or best offer. Tel. 270-
4465 or 642-6159.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab..
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully powered. Tel.
222-2905, 641-3821.
1 NEW Model RZ diesel
3000 CC Turbo, GJJ series. Long
base, never worked hire. Tel.
220-6699 or 664-3323.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck,
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
excellent condition, mag rims,
fog lamps, original spoiler. Price
neg. Telephone 622-0322.
2005 Tacoma X Runner,
2005 Yamaha R1 2002 Toyota
"Ti,' bu' ;:. I i.'ck with side
S -e ': '. .- .. 4-66 17.

series, immaculate condition -
$2.4M negotiable. Mint
condition. Contact 276-0245,
ONE Toyota Four-Runner
Surf, Burgundy in immaculate
condition. Asking $2.3M.
Please call 771-4299 or 616-
2-TON Toyota Dyna, 1.5-ton
Toyota Dyna, both 1997 model,
never registered. Call 231-5680/
644-0530. Terms available.
AE 100 Ceres fully
powered, AC, mag rims,
powerful music system. Owner
leaving. Tel. 220-2047 or 644-
6433 Bibi.
ONE Toyota Four Runner in
excellent condition, mags,
remote start, alarm, DVD, CD,
leather interior, etc. Tel. # 220-
2366, 629-5300.
PJJ Series, Toyota 212
Carina only one year old, fully
powered, automatic, AC, mags,
etc. $1.8M. Call 276-0313 or
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors,
good condition, CD/Tape player,
bubble tray, dual air bag, mag
rims, etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW, PM, PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021,
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
1 BLUE Toyota Hilux diesel
2L Turbo 4 x 4, Extra Cab auto,
fully loaded, mags, crash bar,
bed liner, etc. Call 223-5172,
NISSAN Pathfinder 4 x 4
Silver, power everything, LHD,
front air bags, under 25 000
original miles. $8 million.
Serious interest. Call 231-7607.
580 C HYMAC with
swamp tract, 10 tons (3) wheel
roller, 3 tons vibrating roller.
All in good working
conditions. Call 623-3404,
TOYOTA Corolla EE 103
Wagon. 1996 Model. Excellent
condition, never registered $1
350 000 negotiable. Contact
276-0245, 628-4197.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more information
Contact: 264-2946.
1 AE 91 Toyota Sprinter
motorcar, automatic, mags, CD,
etc. Excellent condition. One
owner. $650 000. Call 641-3958
or 629-4236.
1 JIALING 125 Scooter
motorcycle, automatic, remote
start, alarm. Excellent
condition. Price $100 000.
Call 641-3958, 629-4236.
HONDA CRV 1999 Model.
excellent condition, PHH series,
very low mileage. Price
negotiable. Phone # 624-3007,
26 -2375 weekend only, 231-
AT 212 CARINA, AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Sprinter &
Corolla, EP 92 Starlet 4-door, T
100 Toyota Pickup, Mark 11.
Amar # 227-2834, 621-6037.
ONE AT 170 Corona car.
Toyota standard mags, lately
refurbished. AC, PW, PMtape
deck $775 000 negotiable. Tel.
619-5087, 218-3018.
1 Red BMW, 3201 Model -
mag rims & fully loaded, 1
Honda CRV fully loaded. Both
vehicles are in excellent
condition. Tel. 226-6458 or 609-
PHH, enclosed 2-ton. In
good working condition $1
00 000. Tel. 259-3158.
Toyota back wheel drive
Wagons, needs spray job.
$250 000 anyone. 1 Carib 4 x
4 Wagon (Sprinter) $675
000 neg. 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336.
ONE RAV 4L, PJJ series,
fully loaded, TV, CD, bull bars,
excellent condition, woman
driven and one Nissan Single
Cab Pickup, GHH series.
excellent condition. Tel. Bobby
- 220-4221, Frankie 266-0309
190E Mercedes Benz
Special Edition automatic,
fully powered, 2.6-cylinder, full
flair, package and lots of extra.
has minor work, sold as is -
$1.6M cash "hone 647-3000.

BMW 3251 Convertible
automatic, DVD, 2 TV
screens, sound system, mag
wheel very nice. Must see.
Price neg. Phone 647-3000,
ONE 3-ton Mitsubishi
Canter with hydraulic tail lift.
One Nissan Single-Wheel
Short Base Canter. Both in
immaculate condition. Call
260-2806, 621-2859.
LINCOLN Town car
(Ford) four-door, luxury
Sedan automatic, power
windows, locks, digital dish,
TV & DVD Players, AC, only
47 000 miles, like new $4M.
Terms available. Phone 647-
3000, 225-4631.
TOYOTA Levin AE 110, 2-
door Sport sitting on 15"
matching alloys with low
profiles, 4-wheel disc, hid
lights, Pioneer system, 4AGE
20V engine, 5-forward,
excellent condition. Contact
Mr. Boodhoo for price &
viewing 233-2968, 613-
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4
RUNNER automatic, fully
loaded, CD and cassette
Player, fog lamp, nickel
mags, competition
exhaust, crash bar, side
step bar, brand new looks
and drive. Contact Mr. Khan
Auto Sales 28 'BB' Eccles EBD.
Tel. 233-2336, 623-9972.
AT 192, private, mags,
automatic, fully loaded. Asking
- $1.2M neg.; 2 AT 170
Carina. Never worked hire,
PGG series, mags, music,
automatic $750 000 neg.; 1
HB 12 Nissan Sunny, private,
5-forward, 14" mags, etc. -
$375 000 neg.; 1 Extra Cab
Hilux, GHH series, mags, 5-
forward, 4 x 4 drive, crash bar,
side step bar, roller bar, fog
lamps, CD player, etc. Asking
$1.2M neg. or best offer; 1 2-
ton Canter, Double back
wheel diesel best offer
accepts, credit available, neat
condition; 1 Toyota Sera, flip-
up doors, automatic, mags. air
condition, etc. Make an offer
lady driven, very neat and
original; 1 XT 600 Yamaha
Trail, 1 Kainou 125 road bike,
both bike legally registered.
immaculate condition. 225-
9700, 623-9972, 233-2336.
Behind Brickdam Police
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103. Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN 165. 4 x 4. RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106, Toyota Hilux
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185, Mitsubishi Canter FE
638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV R01, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26, ACA 21. SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Mark
2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210,
Toyota Hiace Diesel KZH110,
Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer SC2A,
Toyota Corolla G-Touring
Wagon AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd., Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-
8953, 226-1973, 227-3185,
Fax. 227-3185. We give
you the best cause you
deserve the best.

TEL. 222-3267.
DRIVER for Taxi
Services. Call 233-5288.
HIRE car Drivers
(24 hrs).Contact Tel.
BOYS to learn electrical
work. Tel. 220-2968, 220-
1 LIVE-IN Domestic.
40-50 years. Telephone
LABOURER. Kwakwani
Logging Grant. Tel. 629-
1 BAKER & 1 Pastry
Marker Call Lawrence at 322-


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006 z5

Domestic/Babysitter. Call
231-6822 between 7 am and
7 pm.
DOMESTIC. CALL 225-6965,
BOYS to work. Apply 353
East St., opposite Public
Hospital G/town.
ONE experienced Cook,
one experienced Cake
Decorator. Call 641-5631.
3 MACHINISTS. Apply 18-
23 Eccles Industrial Site, E
B Demerara.
WANTED one live-in
Maid. Preferable from the
Country area. Call 226-3944.
GRANT. TEL. 629-0551.
Logging Grant. Tel. 629-0551.
Bibi Jameel's, 14 Vryheid's
Lust, ECD. Tel. 220-5244.
$5 000 per day. Call
261-3055, 662-7516.
RED Cedar $200 and lap
edge BM Tel. 662-7516, 261-
BUILDING for school in
East Bank or West Coast
Demerara. Tel. 223-7226/
ONE Live-in Domestic
between the ages of 20 and
40 yrs. Contact Samantha -
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-
5198. 231-2064.
in Trinidad for Indian family.
Please call 0011-868-341-
for working persons in city or
suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
TUG Captain. Must have
knowledge of Quarry. Call
227-2027. General
Domestic. Call 227-2027.
ONE Dragline Operator a
10 RB in Mahaicony River.
Apply at 192 Duncan St., N/
town. Kitty. 225-6571.
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's
Pool Bar. 315 Middle St.,
between 10:30 hrs and 12:00
WANTED Teachers for
Geography, Science and
History at Urmilla's Institute.
Tel. 220-2660 or 641-4651.
1 MAID, 1 Night Security
Guard. Apply in person Movie
World Club 16 E /2 D'Urban
Street. Tel. 227-0501.
ONE Arc and Acetylene
Welder. Must know grill work.
Contact: 21 Broad Street,
Charlestown. Tel: 225-2835
ONE Salesgirl, one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18 25.
Must be pleasant and friendly
and live on the ECD. Call
MECHANIC experience
with D6 Clark Skidders, Bedford
and 6 x 6 trucks. Kwakwani
Logging Grant. Tel. 629-0551.
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country area.
age 35 to 45. Tel. 609-6931/223-
cooks, counter servers. Apply in
R erson Hack's Halaal
estaurant,5 commerce St. G/
town. 9-11 am.
2 EXPERIENCED Waitresses
to work at Jam's Bar, 124
Montrose Public Road, ECD.
Can live-in $5 000 weekly. Call
Seamstress with over 15 yrs.
experience. Must know to
operate heavy-duty machines.
226-0013. Dacia.
FEMALE age 18 25.
female Cleaner, Shop Assistant
18 2R MuiSt !;5 i n.
Georgetown. Phone 625-2710
for interview.
PASTOR and family
seeking house to rent. Contact
Tel. 263-7489. Church Home -
263-5140, between Good
Fortuin. WBD.

Apply with written application
to Regent Household
Electronics, 143 Regent Road.
Tel. 227-4402.
SKILLED Technician with
attitude needed at Fantasy
Nails & Hair, 51 Norton Street
& Louisa Row. Tel. 226-3822,
ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person with
written application to Regent
Household Electronic. 143 Regent
Road. Tel. 227-4404.
job work 4" x 4" x 48" $500
each, 2" x 2" x 36" $150 each.
Call 261-3055, 662-7516.
ONE Hair-dresser needed
to work in Campbellville Salon
urgently. Must know to do nails
and air brushing. Tel. 225-1226
or 225-4529 or 648-9181.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
between 25 35 yrs. preferably
from country area. Only live-in
need apply to Purple Shop, 12
Fort St., Kingston. Tel. 226-
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and hairstyles,
etc. Also chairs to rent. Please
contact. Tel. 223-5252 or 628-3415.
ONE Supervisor (Night shift
to run Night Club, one day shift
Handyman and one Security.
Tel. 226-6527, 623-7242 8 am
to 5 pm only. Leonard attractive
Salesgirls and Handyboys.
Apply with written
application to Regent
Household Electronic at
143 Regent Road Bourda.
Telephone No. 227-4402.
DRIVERS, Labourers.
Receiving and Delivery Clerk for
Eccles Industrial Area. Apply in
persons to: DALIP Trading Ltd.,
11 14 Broad Street,
Charlestown, Georgetown,
Salesgirls, 2 Counter Clerks. 2
Cashiers, 2 Office Assistants. 1
Maid, 1 Washer man. Apply in
person with written application
to Texaco, Vlissengen Road.
LIVE-IN staff to do semi-
clerical work from East
Berbice & West Essequibo.
Application: Personnel
Manager, Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park, G/town.
Contact Rafeena on Tel. #
225-9404 or 225-4492.
ONE young and
energetic worker with
practical computer
knowledge, who lives around
G/town, apply with
application to Manager at
Petes Video Club, Lot 2
George and Hadfield Streets.
Apply in person.
Contract bus/lorry/van to
and from Mahaica/Mahaicony
to transport ranks morning and
evenings to and from
Georgetown. Excellent rates will
be provided. Contact
Management RK's Security
Services, 125 Regen, Road.
HONEST, reliable and
experienced Taxi Drivers to work
in a popular Taxi Service. Fully
loaded cars available, good
salary guaranteed One
reference required. Must have
Hire Car Licence. Call 226-0731.
a r .y -m e.:-..._.. ...........
50 SECURITY Guards for
Baton. Armed and Canine
(Dogs) Division, 2 lorry and van
Drivers to work as Drivers on
contract (like minibus). Contact
The Manager, R.K's Security
Service 125, Regent Road.
1 A.r.ORF, I \, F rff;,.
Assistant to work at Interior
Flight Services. Application
should be accompanied with 1
passport size photograph and
address to the: General
Manager, Interior Flight
Services, 147 Durabana
Square, Lamaha Gardens.
ONE experienced male or
female sewing rn. Ci ":,
Operator to supervise the sewing
Of shirts, pants and other
garments. One experienced
Cutter to cut with cutting knife
at Sooksons Garment Factory.
above R. Sookraj & Sons on
Regent St. Attractive salary

TWO young men to work in
Aquarium Fish Farm at
Soesdyke, E. B. Dem. Easy work.
Also aquarium fish suppliers
needed from Mahaica Creek,
Cane Grove, Demerara River,
Rockstone, Essequibo River,
Bonasika Creek, other areas.
Aquarium Fishes for export.
Contact Mohamed's Aquarium,
Soesdyke. Phone 225-9201,
SUPPLY of roofing
materials. Delivery 4 6 weeks
to Pin. Versailles, WBD. Material
type: greenheart or comparable
18 000 BM Sawn lumber, 1 500
BM dressed lumber. Construction
workers, general labourers,
skilled workers, foremen. Contact
Roraima Trust & Investment Inc.,
Pin Versailles. West Bank
Demerara. Phone 264-2946/7.
Fax 264-2949.
Wanted to work at a
reputable emerging
enterprise located at Charity,
Essequibo Coast Assistant
Factory Manager
(Pomeroon Oil Mill Inc.).
Requirements: more than
three (3) years experience in
the administrative field will be
an asset. At least two (2) years
experience in stock control.
Must be computer literate.
Passes in Maths & English for
either CXC or A/Level.
Accounts Clerk (Pomeroon
Oil Mills Inc.). Requirements:
passes at CXC, must include
Maths, English, POA & POB.
More than one (1) year
experience will be an asset.
Must be computer literate.
Attractive salary. General
Store Manager ( A & S
General Store).
Requirements: passes in
Maths & English for either CXC
or O/Level. Five (5) years
experience in a similar field
will be an asset. Must be
computer literate. Television
Station Reporter (RCA TV
CH 8). Requirements: self-
motivated, willing to take
initiative to find and report the
news. Two (2) or more years
experience in the field of
reporting would be an asset.
Must be computer literate.
Must be willing to work flexible
hours. Send all applications
along with CV to The General
Manager at Lot 16 Mudlot.
Kingston, G/town or call Tel.

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SPlease contact:

Windwards almost

surrendered first

innings points

By Ravendra Madholall

WINWARD Islands almost
surrendered first innings
points to Jamaica after clos-
ing the final day on 74 for
eight in reply to Jamaica's
234 in the rain-ruined fifth
and final preliminary round
of the 2006 TCL Group West
Indies Under-19 Cricket
Challenge at the Demerara
Cricket Club ground.
Jamaica. who had a calami-
tous tournament ending on a
mere ten points, resumed yes-
terday morning at 56 for three
and then stuttered to 124 for
seven before skipper Cordel
Simpson was called to rescue
his side with a responsible 81.
He and Marcel Parchment
posted an encouraging 75-run
eight-wicket stand before the
latter was comprehensively
bowled by pacer Dawnley
Grant for 28. Parchment batted
for 83 minutes, faced 91 balls
and hit three beautiful fours.
Opener Zeniffe Fowler and
Rasheed Outar who were un-
beaten overnight on 24 and one
respectively went on to score
30 runs apiece. Fowler was the
first to go popping a simple re-
turn catch to Kevin James for
34 while Outar played watch-
fully for his 70-ball 36 before he

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

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

CIRCUIT City Internet
Cafe and Computer
School, Lot 2 D'Edward
Village W / C / B. All
Internet facilities,
phntocop ing Scannin
and Fax Services. Tel. #
327-5369 or 625-7189.

1- GOING bus ness
place, 30ft x 35 ft. 1
secured beautiful I tile
office 3 ft x 25f. 1.-
bedroom house fully
grilled in N/A.Call 333-

UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes
located in Coburig Street
(next to Police
; t-diuarte ) II
Tele pone # 618-66 34

building, newly built in
the heart of New
Amsterdam. D -
reducedl a rasticea
,; 333-2457, 33/-
2-STQREY prime
residential property
situated in Canefield
Canje Public Road. Price
$2 0 million,
negotiable. Contact Tel.

JUST arrived-Caterpillar
312 & 320 Excavators (long and
short boom); All sizes of Road
Rollers; Prices negotiable. A
Sookram Auto Sales, D'Edward,
WCB. Tel. 327-5419, 623-9125.

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

Store, panel doors,
cupboard doors, windows
and mouldings. Pitt
Street & Republic Road,
N/A. Tel.333-2558

OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases. 58
Village, Corentvne Berbice
Phone 338-2221. (David
One Ransom 3-Disc
Plough, one pair MF 35-
cage wheel, one 35 MF
back blade one steel rake
Call Tel: 333-3460
1 LITTLE Gi;ri
dragline with --' "
..,.,,of i engine ; !
x 36" pitch' iro e ler;
(1) 3/" dia. x 13 ft 6ins.
propeller shaft; 1 -
Perkins marine with
transmission 1 Bedford
engine block \v i t h
standard crank shaft and
head: all sizes of 3-
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lapsed in concentration and was
Right-arm leg-spinner
Kerron Cottoy, who contin-
ued from where he left off the
previous day, accounted for
five of the Jamaican batsmen
by snaring five for 58 from 26
overs while Gary Prince col-
lected two for 28. There was
one wicket each for Grant,
James and Hasley Charlery.
When the Windward Islands
began their chase immediately
after tea, disaster struck as
opener T-Ran Harper was leg-
before in the first over by the
hostile Andre Russell for a duck
while Keddy Lesporis (12),
Donwell Hector (16). Andre
Fletcher (5) and skipper Lauron
Francois (6) fell in rapid succes-
sion to leave their side tottering
at 63 for five.
Left-arm orthodox spin-
ner Christopher Watson then

JAMAICA first Innings o/n 56-3
M. Johnson bCottoy 22
Z. Fowler c & b James 32
A. Creary Ibw Cottoy
J. Trenchfleld c Harper
b Charlery 1
R. Outar c Francois b Cottoy 36
S. Thomas c Francois b Cottoy 10
C. Simpson Ibw Prince 81
A. Russell c Hector b Cottoy 6
M. Parchment b Grant 28
A. Lindsay c Sween b Prince 3
C. Watson not out 4
Extras: (w-1, nb-2, b-1) 4
Total: (All out, 94.2 overs) 234
Fall of wickets: 1-36,2-52,3-53,4-71,
Bowling: D. Grant 9.2- 1-34-1, K.
James 18-6-31-1, G. Prince 12-2-28-
2, H. Charlery 26-6-59-1, K. Cottoy
26-5-56-5, A. Fletcher 3-0-13-0, D.
Hector 1-0-10-0.
WINDWARD Islands first innings

picked up three more quick
wickets to put some scares in
the Jamaica batting. He
eventually finished with im-
pressive figures of three for
nine from ten probing overs
while Russell took three for
18 from 6 overs.
However, wicketkeeper/
batsman Seon Sween, in tan-
dem with James, played with
great determination against the
enthusiastic Jamaican attack.
before Sween was bowled for
20 while James (3) vas caught
and bowled by Watson.
Cottoy and Prince ensured the
Windwards had lost no more
wickets when the match fi-
nally ended at 17:00 h.
Windward Islands
ended the competition
on 16 points while Ja-
maica collected ten
points from their disap-
pointing series.

T. Harper LBW Russell 0
K. Lesporis c Trenchfield
b Russell 12
D. Hector c wkp Lindsay
bOutar 16
A. Fletcher c Watson b Russell 5
L. Francois c Simpson
b Watson 6
S. Sween b Creary 20
H. Charlery c Trenchfield
b Watson 0
K. James c & b Watson 3
K. Cottoy not out 1
G. Prince not out 0
Extras: (Ib-4, b-2, nb-5) 11
Total: (for eight wickets,
31 overs) 74
Fall of wickets: 1-00,2-16,3-29,4-39,
Bowling: A. Russell 6-3-18-3, R.
Outar 6-0-26-1, A.Creary 4-3-4-1, C.
Watson 10-5-9-3, M. Parchment 5-1-


retained as captain for

Champions Trophy

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
(Reuters) Mahela
Jayawardene has been re-
tained as Sri Lanka captain
for the Champions Troplhy
despite the return of former
skipper Marvan Atapattu to
the squad following a debili-
tating back injury.
Sri Lanka had hoped for
Atapatlu to play in the recent
tri-series with India and South
Africa that was abandoned be-
cause of security reasons.
Yesterday, the selectors
r.,iiiu Atapattu in the 14-man
squad but want him to prove
his fitness under match condi-
tions before giving him back the
Atapattu will be compet-
ing for a middle order posi-
tion with all-rounder
Tillakaratne Dilshan and
Chainara Kapugedera.

The only change in Sri
Lanka's squad was the omis-
sion of wicketkeeper Prasanna
Jay awardene. Kumar
Sangakkara. also the vice-cap-
tain. will keep the gloves.
Sri Lanka leave for India
on October 1 to compete in a
preliminary qualification round
with West Indies. Bangladesh
and Zimbabwe.
Mahela Jayawardene
(captain), Kumar
uoagaKKara (wicketkeeper),
Sanath Jayasuriya, Marvan
Atapattu, Upul Tharanga.
Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Chamara Kapugedera.
Farveez Maharoof,
Chaiminda Vaas. Ruchira
Perera, Dilhara Fernando.
Lasith Malinga, Maliuga
Bandara, Muttiab
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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006



Clyde Walcott rarely

.lost for a stroke

Clyde Walcott in typical attacking mode against England
in 1957

ONE of the pillars of West
Indies cricket in the last ten
years has been Clyde Leopold
Walcott, the brilliant all-
rounder who was born at
Bridgetown on January 17,
1926. When in the 1951
Wisden paid tribute to F. M.
Worrell and Everton Weekes,
the Editor remarked in his pref-
ace: "My only regret was that
room could not befoundfor C.
L Walcott."
Now the opportunity is
taken to include the third mem-
ber of the famous W triumvirate,
all of whom first saw the light
of day in that lovely sunny is-
land of Barbados. All were born
cricketers. Walcott grew up in a
cricket atmosphere; his father
and two uncles played club
cricket and were keen enthusi-
As far back as he can re-
member Walcott had a bat in his
hand and he has always played
cricket because he loves the
game and it gives him immense
enjoyment. With his upright
style and general command, he
gives the impression that he
was coached during his early
development, but he says that
is not so. There are no coaches
in Barbados.
All he can remember is
receiving some advice from
the games master at
Combermere School, where
he was in the first team with
Worrell at the age of twelve.
The same year he went to
Harrison College, the only
Public School in the island,
and it was at that time that
he decided to take up wicket-
keeping because he could not
get runs and the college
needed a stumper. Walcott
filled the vacancy.
That such a small island as

All Blacks slam

Springboks 45-26

By Ken Borland

PRETORIA, South Africa
(Reuters) New Zealand
slammed the Springboks
45-26 in the Tri-Nations
yesterday to register their
first win in South Africa
since 2003.
After trailing early on the
All Blacks stormed back for
another impressive victory,
the first in the republic under
Graham Henry's leadership
and lrs ..;;- 52-16 thrash-
and irs( si S 1_
ing. also in Pretoria, three
years ago.
Flyhal Dan Carter kicked
four pcn:l&is and converted
four ,f the five tries scored by
Neemia Tialata, Luke
McAlister. Sivivatu Sitiveni,
M;I. Mitlia.ina and Rico Gear.
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dominate the opening 10 min-
utes as they took an 11-3 lead.
However, the All Blacks, al-
ready assured of the title, forced
their way back into the game to
lead 16-11 at halftime and run
away with it after the break.
Carter kicked three first-
half penalties, the last after
the hooter from 61 metres,
and his deft chip set up prop
Tialata's try.
Victory was secure midway
through the second half as
McAlister, Muliaina and
svnau .-11 scoredd long range
tries to give New Zealand a 1a-
14 lead.
The visitors were shaded in
the scrums and line-outs, but
their powerful attacking game
was unfettered by the Spring-
bok defence, which was tight at
close quarters but flimsy out
After a try by sciclinalf
Fourie du Preez and pcnal-

ties by fullback Percy
Montgomery and flyhalf
Butch James, the Spring-
boks lost steam. Their ba-
sic ball-handling and reten-
tion of possession at the
breakdown were poor.
The stunned crowd of 52
000 were at least able to en-
joy two moments of attacking
skill from the Springboks as
neat passes from Jacques
Cronje and Jean de Villiers re-
warded fine lines of running by
Jaque Fourie.
But the All Blacks had
*%h final say when the
Springboks once .;,"
turned over possession on
attack and Collins' kick
down the middle of the field
allowed wing Rico Gear to
gather and run in the fifth
try past a non-existent de-
It was no more than the
All Blacks deserved.

Barbados area 166 square
miles; population 228 000 -
should turn out so many excel-
lent cricketers is because every-
thing there is right for cricket.
Everyone plays on perfect turf
pitches; young batsmen can
make their strokes confidently
and bowlers must be accurate in
length and direction.
Walcott progressed so rap-
idly in this environment that on
his sixteenth birthday he made
his first-class debut for Barba-
It was against Trinidad at
Bridgetown. He went in first
and was dismissed for eight
and nought. He played with
his elder brother Keith for
Barbados and the Spartan
Club at a time when E. A. V.
Williams and J. E. D. Sealy
were coming to the fore.
Standing six feet two inches
and turning the scales at fifteen
stone (now he is slightly
heavier), Walcott has a com-
manding presence on and off
the field. Modest and quietly
spoken, he remains completely
unspoiled despite all the public-
ity he has received for his won-
derful achievements. His pow-
erful physique enables him to
drive with tremendous force. He
has a peerless off-drive and a
dazzling square cut, and is no
less adept with the pull and
hook, so that on his day he is
rarely lost for a stroke. In addi-
tion, he is an accomplished slip-
fielder and in his younger days
he was the Test wicket-keeper
as well as a really good fast-me-
dium bowler.
When West Indies re-
sumed Test cricket after the
war with the visit of the
M.C.C. under G. 0. Allen in
1947-48, Walcott had already
placed his name among the
Two seasons earlier he
made 314 not out on the mat at
Trinidad, establishing with his
schoolmate Worrell (255 not
out) the world's highest partner-
ship of 574 for Barbados. The
following season those figures
were surpassed by V. S. Hazare
and Gul Mohamed, the present
holders; they put on 577 for
Baroda against Holkar at
Walcott signallised his first
appearance against M.C.C. by
hitting 120 for Barbados, but al-
though he played in all four
Tests his highest score in seven
innings was 45. He had no regu-
lar place in the batting order; in-
stead he was a valuable member
of the side by virtue of his safe
West Indies broke fresh
ground in 1948-49 when they
visited India and astonished
their hosts by their batting
Six of the side shared
eleven centuries in the five
Tests an; Walcott, the
wicket-keeper, claimed W,.
Next came the tour of En-
gland in 1950 when West
Indies, winning three of the
four Tests. firmly established
themsel es among the great
cricketing powers.
As mnl;n\ as illiily-scevcn

centuries were hit for them and
Walcott and Weekes, seven
each, shared the honours. It was
Walcott's 168 not out at Lord's
which turned the scales and
brought them their first Test
victory in England a day fol-
lowers of West Indies cricket
will long remember. To get that
innings in its true perspective
one should mention that at that
time it approached within a
single the highest score by a
West Indies player in Tests in
England 169 not out by
George Headley in 1933.
And so to Australia in
1951-52. That journey was
full of hope. Some said it was
for the Championship of the
World, but against the shock,
bumping attack of Lindwall
and Miller, West Indies suf-
fered a setback.
They won only one of the
five Tests and Walcott, although
gladly relieved of the job of
wicketkeeper, figured among the
failures. Nevertheless, he-soon
benefited by abandoning his
position behind the stumps and
when the side moved on to New
Zealand he hit three centuries in
the four matches, including one
in the Tests.
Back in his own island,
Walcott proceeded to perform
such remarkable feats that he
challenged Hutton for the title
of the world's best batsman.
India, England and Austra-
lia, in turn, toured the Caribbean
and all their bowlers suffered
from his merciless punishment.
In five Tests against Hutton's
team Walcott scored 698 runs,
average 87.25, including three

centuries, with 220 at
Bridgetown, the highest in all his
38 international engagements.
Facing Australia in 1955-
56, Walcott performed feats
achieved by no other player in
history when both at Port of
Spain and Kingston he hit a
century in each innings of the
two Tests. Lindwall, Miller,
Johnson, Archer, Benaud and
Johnston all tasted the full
fury of his devastating hit-
His aggregate of 827 was
the highest for West Indies in
any rubber, and yet he was on
the losing side, for Australia
won comfortably, gaining three
victories with two matches
Walcott had hit twelve hun-
dreds in his last twelve Tests.
Small wonder he was appointed
vice-captain for the tour of En-
gland last summer, but he found
the conditions vastly changed
from 1950. No longer were the
pitches at Lord's, Leeds and The
Oval discouraging to bowlers.
Unfortunately he strained a leg
muscle when batting beautifully
in the first Test at Birmingham
and for some weeks laboured
under a big handicap, but against
the counties in May and August
he looked as good as ever. In-
deed, he finished fifth in the full
season's averages with only
May, Worrell, Cowdrey and
Graveney above him.
Walcott is a great
favourite in Lancashire
where he played for Enfield
from 1951 to 1954. (
Reprinted from Wisden

(From page 30)
meet in the grand finale on Tuesday at the Bourda ground.
Former West Indies fast bowler and current coach of the T&T
team, Anthony Gray, expressed his disappointment at the team's
performance and stated that the side has to be more disciplined in
areas of batting and bowling.
"It is very disappointing how the team performed. Obviously
we won the one-day and three-day titles last year in St Vincent
and the Grenadines and we were expecting to do very well here.
I think we trained very hard, did not have a lot of match prac-
tice, but I don't think the players maintained focus. And when you
look at the technical part of the game, we were not as consistent in
both parts of the game batting and bowling.
We need to be a lot more patient and put some more disci-
pline into our batting and bowling and that wasn't the case in
this year's series," Gray said yesterday after the match.

Guyana 46 pts, Barbados 32, Leeward Islands 19, T&T 18,
Windward islands 16, Jamaica 10.

T&T v LEEWARD ISLANDS S. Gabriel 6-0-22-0 (nb-3), S.
LEEWARDS 1st innings Narine 23-7-32-5, K. Roy 8-1-12-1,
K. Powell b J Ramroop 10 G. Boodhal 13-3-41-2, A. Timothy
C. Hughes stp. Maraj b Narine 24 2.5-1-1-1.
0. Peters Ibw Roy 10 T&T 1st innings
A. Powell c Roy b Boodhal 11 A. Barath not out 68
M. Hodge c Timothy b Narine 1 V. Jagessar b Dornick 0
D. Thomas b Narine 12 D. Bravo c Thomas b Smithen 45
T. Smiihen c Baraih BGo dhl 3 :, Narine not out 12
J. Athanaz' b TImothy 48 Extras: (b-17, w-2, nb-3) 22
J. Taylor b Narine 7 Total: (for 2 wkts, 27 overs) 147
C. Hampson b Narine 0 Fall pf wickets: 1-4,2-124.
K. Dornick not out 5 Bowling: C. Hampson 6-2-18-0 (nb-
Extras: (b-1. lb-4, nb-3) 8 1), K. Domick 6-0-19-0 (nb-2. w-2), 0.
Total: (all out, 62.5 overs) 139 Peters 3-0-25-0. J. Athanare 5-.-36-
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-46,3-50.4-51, 0, T. Smithen 6-C-19-1. J. Taylor 1-0-
5-71.6-75,7-77,8-98 9-98. 13-0.
Bowling: I. Ramroop 10-1-26-1, T&T 6 points Leewards 3 points

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Former Windies great Clyde Walcott ...

Former Windies great Clyde Walcott

(From back page)
bowler too.
He first played for Barba-
dos while a 16-year-old school-
boy, and in 1946-47 he added
574 for the fourth wicket with
his schoolmate, Frank Worrell,
for Barbados against Trinidad.
Walcott's share was 314. It re-
mains the record West Indian
stand for any wicket and
stamped both their marks on the
He made his international
debut against England in 1947-
48 where only his wicket-keep-
ing kept him in the side, but he

really came of age in India in
1948-49 where he made 452
runs in the Tests. He continued
that form on the historic 1950
tour of England, hitting seven
hundreds in the summer includ-
ing 168 not out at Lord's.
He struggled as many
did against the Australian
attack of Lindwall and
Miller, but between 1953 and
1955 he had no equals.
Against Australia he scored a
then-record West Indian ag-
gregate of 827 runs in a se-
ries, including a record five
centuries, and 698 runs
against England.

(From back page)
was finished in the first half," Serbia head coach Dragan
Sakota told reporters. "I see them (Spain) as the favourite of
the tournament combined with the Dream Team (U.S.).
Memphis Grizzlies all-star Pau Gasol scored 19 points and
dominated the boards pulling down 15 rebounds as the Iberians
overwhelmed a Serbian squad going through a rebuilding period.
After lifting the world title in 1998 as Yugoslavia and staging a
successful defence as Serbia & Montenegro in 2002, the team sent
to Japan to defend the crown was like the country largely
unrecognisable from eight years ago.
"We did a great job in Japan and we will be better in Spain
for the (2007) European championships," said Marko
Marinovic, who had 15 points in the loss.
Earlier, Darius Lavrinovic tipped home a rebound to give
Lithuania the lead with just seconds to play.
The Lithuanians then endured an excruciating final second, stand-
ing shoulder-to-shoulder arms wrapped around each other -
watching anxiously as Marco Belinelli's two free throw attempts
clanged off the rim then Gianluca Basile's three shots failed to fall.
The Tall Blacks, surprise semi-finalists four years ago,
gave the Argentines all they could handle in a physical and
occasionally ill-tempered opening half, and trailed by just
three points late in the second quarter.
But the South Americans showed their class after the intermis-
sion, storming to a 21-point lead then coasting to their sixth con-
secutive win.
"New Zealand played great defence, we didn't play great of-
fence, but our defence gave us the game," said Argentine coach Sergio
Hernandez after watching his team struggle from the three-point
line hitting just one of 18 attempts.
Mark Dickel, who missed the opening three games of
group play due to a drugs suspension, led New Zealand with
15 points.

In England in 1957 he
started brightly but sustained an
injury in the first Test on his
way to 90 and never regained
his best form. He was, however,
back to his imperious best for
his final full Test series when
Pakistan visited the Caribbean
the following year.
But he retired from interna-

tional cricket at the top when still
a comparative young man. CLR
James touched on the reasons
in Beyond A Boundary, hinting
that the politics of the region had
left him exasperated and that he
was upset by the board's insis-
tence that a white player should
lead the side. Walcott himself in-
sisted he quit for financial rea-

Striker Stanton returns

to local football today

FORMER national captain
and dapper striker, Anthony
Stanton, returns to the local
football field today, at the
GFC ground, Bourda, while
last year's city Player-of-the-
Year Anthony Abrams makes

his debut with another club.
Stanton. who has been
out of local circulation for a
number of years, takes to the
field of play in an Uprising
jersey, playing against his
parent club Westenern Tigers in
division one encounter, the

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first match of a triple-header
from 16:00 h.
The new-look Uprising
will be boosted with another
former Tigers player Wayne
Giles, former National mid-
fielder Omali Nassy of Pele
and former National striker
I)exter Bentick of Conquer-
Two Premier League
matches will follow from 18:00
h. the first pitting Camplown
against Santosannd the second
Alphla United against Pele from
20:00 hI.
Abrams will wear Alpha
United jersey for the first linme
alter officially transferring from
Conquerors. He joins a virtual
National team with international
input in the form ol Scott
Other players include
former National captain and
mid-fielder Neil Hernandez
of Bartica, Anthony Harding
of West Demerara, Charlie
Rose of Linden, and former
National youth players
Quincy Madramootoo and
Leon Grumble.

sons after the board forced him
to play for no fee after he took a
paid coaching job in British
In 44 Tests Walcott struck
15 hundreds, and made 3 798
runs at an average of 56.68.
He also played first-class
cricket for British Guiana be-
tween 1954 and 1964 and is
widely credited with helping to
expand the game to the sugar es-
tates in Berbice. He also made a
mark in the Lancashire Leagues.
Walcott went on to manage
several West Indian teams, and
became a commentator and
coach in his native Barbados. He
was president of the West In-
dian Board before. In 1993, he
succeeded Sir Colin Cowdrey as
chairman of ICC. He was him-
self knighted in 1994.
He led the ICC for six
years, doing much to set in
place the procedures aimed at
investigating and stamping

out match-fixing. He was
once asked why he continued
to work so hard as an admin-
istrator and replied: "Cricket
has done so much for me
that I can't do enough for
The revival of Caribbean
cricket had always been close to
Walcott's heart. "In recent years
the game has changed considerably
and I must admit we in the West
Indies have done little to change our
approach to this glorious game," he
said in a statement recently to pro-
mote the World Vintage Cricket Car-
nival to be held in Barbados in Oc-
tober 2006.
However, Walcott hoped
that soon there would be a
turnaround. "I do hope that
by 2007 when the World Cup
is with us, our cricket wiil
have improved so dramati-
cally that we will be alive in
the cricketing sense, o;ce
again. (Cricinfo)

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RAI: In Iovir, memory of our :;ioved
.i husband andi father CHAITRAM RA of 306 ,.ift ,- \
Fourth St.. Lusignanr West, ECD who
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We hold our tears when we speak your
But ihe pain i our heart is stililthe same
No on,? knows the sorrow we share
When the family meets and you are no'
(/atp fo-td iJivagivey ou etetnal test
Sadly missed by his loving wife Babvita, two sons
Shane & Dane, other relatives and friends.

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IN sad and loving memory of a dear
husband and father JAMES .-
Miller Road Triumph, East Coast .
Demerara who departed this world on ,-
August27,2005. '- '
One year has passed since that sad
day t.
When our beloved, one was called
A previous one from us is gone .
A voice we love is stilled .
The smile, the laugh. the joy which can
neverbe filled .
He will not be forgotten, though on .
earth he is no more
But in memory he is still with us '-
'As he always was before .
Your death has left a heartache n,,) otie
can take .
We shed so many tears
You are gone but deep in our hearts
you are here
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Sussex hold nerve

for C&G Trophy

FORMER England seameF well under par after some poor (Scores: Sussex 172 (47.1
ames Kirtley took five wick- shot selection and two run-outs overs) beat Lancashire 157
ts as Sussex beat Lancashire during their innings. (47.2 overs) by 15 runs.
>y 15 runs at Lord's to win But Kirtley claimed three Dominic Cork hit an un-
heir first C&G Trophy for20 wickets in seven balls and beaten 35 but ran out of part-
ears. Mushtaq Ahmed struck twice ners as Kirtley tied tip victory
Sussex's 172 had looked to halt Lancashire's solid start. with t6 balls to spare.

In a matter of hours the Guyanese

electorate goes to the Polls

The environment must be such that all persons will feel confident that
they can exercise their Constitutional right to vote for the Party of their
choice. The Polls must be conducted in an environment that is free
from fear or intimidation. No elector must feel burdened to vote against
their conscience.
Race and ethnicity must not be used as a tool for soliciting votes.
Fear and intimidation must not be used to force persons to vote for any
The Parties have had their chance to woo the electorate and tomorrow
when Guyanese cast their votes it should be based on Party's policies.
The ERC urges all Guyanese, those who will cast their votes and those
who for reasons best known to themselves decide not to, to make a
concerted effort to maintain peace and harmony.
Elections of the past have been marred by violence and unrest.,
Since its establishment, the ERC has been working in communities all
across Guyana helping persons to understand that violence is not the
way to resolve problems
No one wins when we are disquieted by unrest, protest or violence.
When the ballots would have been cast and counted and the results
announced, we must as a united people move forward, dedicated to
making Guyana a better place, regardless of whether our Party
received fewer votes than the others.
What we have learnt at the ERC, is that Guyanese are concerned
about, and interested in self-development and the development of this
We all dream and envisage a Guyana where we can benefit from equal
rights and equal access to the economic pie.
For us to realize this dream, we all of necessity must put away hatred
and animosity.
The barriers of race and ethnicity that have kept us divided should no
longer be allowed to exist.
August 29, 2006 must be dawning of a new day in Guyana in more that
one way.
It must herald a new and positive thinking amongst our people that
Guyana belongs to all of us. It must signal that Guyanese are a united
people determined to achieve success through unity.
A Parliament united in purpose for the development of Guyana through
constructive debate and criticism would be a real win for Guyana.

(Jfte dawn of 0uguit 29, 2006 rnwut 'tcclaim f/iao eacAi

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j,,eA m/wie 1-i ,'-n wib, i:Aw.




On a pitch that helped the
bowlers throughout. Kirtley fin-
ished with 5-27 with all his vic-
tims out lbw to take the man-
of-the-match award.
As they began their chase.
Lancashire's 12th victory in a
Lord's finale seemed a formal-
Mal Loyc. set to make his
England one-day debut next
week, demonstrated his side's
confidence by slog-sweeping
Kirtley for six.
Kirtley gained revenge
with his next legal delivery,
though, earning the first of
three Ibw dismissals in his
opening spell.
Loye missed a delivery
that jagged back off the seam,
Nathan Astle was trapped in
front with an inswinger and
Stuart Law made his displea-
sure clear as he edged onto
his pad.
Luke Wright had Luke
Sutton caught hooking a short
ball to midwicket in an expen-
sive first spell.
But he did well in the late
overs, making Kyle Hogg (28)
his second victim after a gritty
stand of 58 with Cork.
Mushtaq showed what Pa-
kistan have been missing this
summer as he bowled 10 con-
secutive overs of spin and guile.
returning figures of 2-19.
Opener Mark Chilton
was stumped for 20 off the
leg-spinner in the 23rd over
and Glen Chapple's dis-
missal rewarded Sussex for
putting a short-leg fielder in
place in the 25th.
Sussex captain Chris
Adams admitted he would
have bowled first had he won
the toss after a 15-minute de-
lay because of morning rain,
with early movement on offer
in the air and off the pitch.
The Sharks' chances took an
immediate blow when Tom
Smith made a diving stop at
backward point and threw down
the wicket to run-out Richard
But irresponsibility on the
part of the Sharks batsmen pre-
vented them from rebuilding el-
fectively from there.
Matt Prior flashed three
boundaries, including a
lofted drive, before spooning
a catch off Hogg high in the
air to mid-oln.
Adamus survived l\vo ruln-
out chances before NMaliinootd
joined lthe attack allcr 12 o\ cr
and "alietl sotlic cl 2 ia hrttlitCC
wilh ilhis s'OC ltI dclix ri\C to I Ilt\ c
hliii caughli ai slip.
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( apple anitdi Carl Ilolilisoii
Was run1-out In Corlk il atii-
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rather than, pad as it crept
through the gate.
Sussex threatened to bounce
back as England call-up Michael
Yardy (37) and Pakistani Yasir
Arafat (37) shared a seventh-
wicket partnership of 56.
Mahmood returned to
quell the revival as Arafat
feathered a catch behind as he
attempted to cut a slower
ball and eventually finished

with 3-16.
And Kartik justified his se-
lection ahead of veteran Gary
Keedy by trapping Yardy lbw
to end a 96-ball vigil then hav-
ing Wright stumped after a dash-
ing run-a-ball 19.
But the Sharks' total
proved to be plenty as Kirtley
stood out, dismissing Kartik
to wrap up the victory. (BBC

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) The International Cricket
Council will hold a disciplinary hearing into Pakistan cap-
tain Inzamam-ul-Haq's actions in the fourth Test on Sep-
tember 15, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar
Khan said Saturday.
The hearing into the ball-tampering controversy was post-
poned last Friday due to the enforced absence through a family
illness of ICC chief referee Ranjan Madugalle.
Shaharyar said Sri Lankan Madugalle would now be able to
fly to London to adjudicate.
Inzamam could be banned
for eight one-day internationals
or four Tests if he is found
guilty of ball-tampering and
bringing the game into disre-
He has been charged with ,
both offences by the ICC af-

fourth and final Test against
England at The Oval on Sun-
Shaharyar. like tour iman- INZAMAM-UL-HAQ
ager :Zahee Abibas. iwas unwill-
in,- to Coenicii! on ilesterdav's rcx ailiontl hat lI Dancll Hair. the
A\ttlt llt11 llwpit't at tile ccntrllc l, ol'irovcrsx'\. had ol'tcrred to
SIiil lop lc\ cl criLckc inl r i lurn for '()() 0(10 ).
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t\ ceil Ilaiit id i 1C ('C'. Bu 11 Ilhii nkc\ci\ or\c .tiLice r licrc \\ ill
hIe 't iipll'lcllionl., Slialtl 'rVart tLoil lRctlcr-, l'\' iccplihoni c io11i
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on 11 otltllal\. l'ollo\VCdii hy oieC-tdl\ It:i ItCIS.
"; lha e spoke tirmii ily ii 1 0t Iho.s a; dl told ilied i \ie
haxc i;i f!'iiiil ouri coin inl(itiilent, \ec if tlhe? Ire! s!ix2,htei
i i la r i;'i i; tii h tlhe elicarini' lcl ld hiNae been held lie-
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James Kirtley and Chris Adams celebrate Sussex's C&G
Trophy victory.


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WICB hails Sir

Clyde's 'selfless and

tireless' contribution
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC) West Indies Cricket Board
president, Ken Gordon, has lauded the late Sir Clyde
Walcott for his "selfless and tireless" contribution to the
"Sir Clyde was one of my closest personal friends and he
will be remembered for his unique contribution as a player,
coach, commentator and administrator," Gordon said in a WICB
statement yesterday.
Sir Clyde died yesterday in Barbados at age 80.
Gordon said Sir Clyde was truly one of the greats of West
Indies cricket and one who served West Indies cricket selflessly
and tirelessly.
He pointed out that Sir Clyde presided over West
Indies cricket as president when the team commanded the
world stage.
The statement continued: "The West Indies Cricket Board
views the passing of Sir Clyde Walcott with deep regret.
"Sir Clyde represented the West Indies from 1948 to 1960.
playing in 44 Tests and was as one of the three W's (Sir Frank)
Worrell, Walcott and (Sir Everton) Weekes with an outstanding
batting average of 56.68 including 15 Test centuries.
"Sir Clyde was also the only West Indian to have served
as president of the International Cricket Council.
"The WICB sends its condolences to Lady Walcott and
the family of Sir Clyde on the passing of this outstanding
Caribbean personality.

Cricket fraternity saddened

by Sir Clyde's death

BCA president

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) Barbados Cricket As-
sociation (BCA) president. Ton) Marshall, says the local
cricket fraternity has been saddened by the death of leg-
endary Three W Sir Clyde Walcott
Sir died yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
at age 80.
"We are indeed saddened by the loss of this outstanding
Barbadian and illustrious cncketer of worldwide acclamation."
Marshall said in a statement yesterday.
"A cncket icon. he brought glory to his school Harrison
College, to Barbados. to West Indies and to International cnicke.
He served wilb distinction as vice- president of the Bar-
bados Cricket Association, president of the West Indies
Cricket Board and president of the International Cricket
"On behalf of the Board of Management, staff and mem-
bers of the Barbados Cricket Association, as well as players,
well-wishers and supporters of cricket, I extend our deepest
sympathy to Lady Walcott, her son Michael and relatives."
Marshall, also a director of the West Indies Cricket Board,
spoke highly of Sir Clyde's batting feats.
"One of the legendary 3W's, his records at school both in
cricket and athletics are often the subject of discussion when-
ever sportsmen assemble," Marshall pointed out.
"So too are his feats against England and Australia, not to
speak of his record partnership while both at school, with the
late Sir Frank Worrell."
Marshall pointed out that after Sir Clyde's playing
days, the icon had contributed invaluably to the develop-
ment of the game in the region.
"Sir Clyde served the Bookers Group in Guyana and is cred-
ited with the discovery of Messrs Rohan Kanhai. Basil Butcher
and Joe Solomon, all three of whom went on to play for West
Indies and were a formidable middle order," Marshall contin-
"He also worked with Barbados Shipping and Trading
where he was a Director until his retirement.
"With his late brother Keith. Sir Clyde's name adorns the
Spartan Club Pavilion in recognition of the sterling service to
that club as players and administrators.
"His name will live on in the annals of cricket for many a
Sir Clyde played 44 Tests and made 3 798 runs at an
average of 56.68 with 15 centuries.

Sir Clyde's contribution GCB salutes

transcends the field Sir Clyde's great

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) Despite his prodigious
exploits on the field of play, Sir Clyde Walcott's exceptional
contribution to cricket transcended the playing arena.
Sir Clyde, who died yesterday age 80. represented the West
Indies for 12 years as and outstanding batsman but went on to make
invaluable contributions to the game at an administrative level.
The legendary Three W was born on January 17, 1926 in
Baxter's Road area, near the historic Kensington Oval on the out-
skirts of Bridgetown.
In the early days he played alongside his older brother Keith at
Harrison College and later joined the Spartan Cricket Club, also in
He first played for Barbados at age 16 while a student at
Harrison College, and made his debut for the West Indies shortly
after his 22nd birthday.
Sir Clyde coached in Barbados and was manager of the West
Indies teams that won the World Cup in 1975 and 1979.
His time as manager, selector and eventually president of the
West Indies Cricket Board from the late 1970s through the early

I -~
Sir Clyde Walcott was Chairman of the ICC 1993-99.

1990s coincided with the most successful period of West Indies
cricket, when the team did not lose a Test series for 15 years.
In 1993, when he resigned as WICB head to become ICC chair-
man, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for "his services to
cricket and cricket administration in the West Indies and interna-
In the later years of his playing career, his stint as coach and
organiser on Guyana's sugar estates inspired the revival of cricket
in the South American country. He captained Guyana and was presi-
dent of the Guyana Cricket Board before returning to Barbados.
Though his health deteriorated in recent years, Walcott seldom
missed a major match in Barbados.
Sir Clyde is survived by his wife and son, Michael. Another
son, Ian, died last year.
Sir Clyde's brother Keith, a former assistant manager of
the West Indies team, former vice-president of the Barbados
Cricket Association and former selector of the Barbados team,
died six weeks ago.


THE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and
the wider Guyanese cricketing public
mourn the loss of a stalwart who has
made a massive contribution to the de-
velopment of cricket in Guyana, in the
Caribbean Region, and on the interna-
tional scene.
We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Sir
Clyde Walcott, who dedicated his life to what is recognized
as the national and regional game.
The GCB recalls, with immense appreciation, the sig-
nificant role he played in developing cricket in this coun-
try. Having already distinguished himself as a
wicketkeeper/batsman representing his native Barbados,
and having been part, with Sir Frank Worrell and Sir
Everton Weekes, of the famous 3Ws, respected as a most
formidable middle order for the West Indies, Sir Clyde
came to the then British Guiana in the 1950s, to help
the Booker Group to develop cricket.
It was an extremely productive assignment. He helped
to unearth and then cultivate the talents of players like
Rohan Kanhai. Basil Butcher and Joe Solomon, who in
turn, served Guyana's and West Indies cricket with great
Sir Clyde represented British Guiana as a player, as captain, as
chairman of the national selectors, as a manager and as president of
the Guyana Cricket Board.
He was also a respected commentator during radio broadcasts
of matches played in Guyana.
Sir Clyde returned home to Barbados where he became
President of the Barbados Cricket Association, before being
elevated first to the Presidency of the West Indies Cricket
Board and later to the Chairmanship of the International
Cricket Council
Recently, despite his failing health, heidflilled a commitment to
the Reds Perreira Foundation, by travelling to Georgetown to par-
ticipate with Sir Everton in an Evening of Nostalgia. It was the
last opportunity that Guyanese were given to share his vast experi-
A long and productive innings has come to an end.
The Guyana Cricket Board salutes the great contri-
bution made by this fallen hero and extends sincerest
condolences to Lady Walcott and the other members of
his family.

Si Cyd ws ruy ret, Sr veto, ebt'r

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) Sir Everton Weekes has
described Sir Clyde Walcott as a "true friend and a great man",
following the legendary Three W's death yesterday.
Sir Clyde, who died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barba-
dos yesterday at age 80, formed part of the renowned Three Ws
along with Sir Everton and Sir Frank Worrell.
"He made a tremendous contribution to world cricket as a player
and as an administrator," said Sir Everton who played with Sir
Clyde for over 20 years.
"I first met him when we wCere about 11 years old. We lived
pretty close to each other and played together for many years.
"He was a true friend and a great man. Whenever I hatted
with llin I enjoyed it and we have sonic great times together
on and off the field. He was a pretty quiet person, lbut would
always find time to talk to you and find out what was going
Sir Clyde. who played for the WVst Indlies I'lrom I1948 lo 1) 0.
was also a former president of the West Indies Cricker Board aiinl
the Inlernalional Cricket Council.
I Ic also lelid the posIs olf c ain.irilln 1 o'f 11h \\cst lndies cilicktl
selectors inl Ild ianage"r of the West Indies Itallns \lich \\on ilhe
World d Cup in 1975 and 1979.
In his playing days, \Valcott was ;a poMerlful right-lhanded
batslman, steady nledium-pace bowler and also an occasional
He played 44 Test matches and made 3 798 runs at an :\ clrage
of 56.68 with 15 centuries. His highest score was 220. He also took
53 catches and made I stumpings. He took I wickets.

He went on to manage several West Indian teams, and became
a commentator and coach in his native Barbados.
He was president of the West Indian Board before, in 1993, he
succeeded Sir Colin Cowdrey as chairman of ICC. In 1994 the Bar-
bados government knighted him for his services to cricket.
Dr Rudi Wesbter. a
former manager of the
West Indies team, also
rememnlbered Sir Clyde.
"Sir Clyde was one
of the game's greatest
cricketers. He excelled
on the field and his life
after lhe left the gamec
was simply outstand-
ing." said Webster. from
his home in the
liig 'llthbilourin~ Grenada.
"His contribution
to tile 1-almle all over
thie globe and to Bar-
-bados and tile West
Ind lies i s along tlhe

"' the gal e. It was illn-
valuable. He Iwas one
SIR EVERTON WEEKES olf our icons. He wlas
a truly great man.

Field A Sophia gets boxing gym

By Isaiah Chappelle

FIELD A Sophia became the
latest community to get a
boxing gym, the fifth of 20
the Guyana Amateur Boxing
Association (GABA) aims to
open by yearend.
The gym was opened on
Friday at.the premises of Pansy
Edwards, with a formal cer-
emony and exhibition bouts.
Edwards said she provided
the facility because she knew
the youths in the community
needed somewhere to play and
"1 urge you to make most
of the opportunities offered to
Director of Sport Neil
Kumar congratulated Edwards
for offering the use of her bot-
tom flat and backyard for the
gym and promised to assist in
making it one of the leading
gyms in the country.
"Take up the opportunity
and say no to drugs, and beware
of HIV."
He noted that the new
GABA leadership started very
positively, noting that boxing
has done well in the past in
producing world champions
and Caribbean medallists.
"Nothing can help you
more than being well organised."
Kumar handed over some
boxing and other sport gear.

GABA president Affeeze
Khan introduced four
coaches, who were very active
in keeping the sport alive -
Siebert Blake of the Forgot-
ten Youth Foudation gym,
Paulette Nurse of Ricola
Gym, James Walcott of Harpy
Eagles Gym and National
coach Carl Franklin.
He pointed out that coaches
and officials did voluntary work,
but soon an academy would be
opened at the National Gymna-
sium for advanced training.
Franklin will be working
with the Sophia gym from Tues-
day next for the next month,
with sessions from 15:00 to
18:00 h.
Khan announced that the
next gyms would be opened in
Bartica and Kuru Kuru on the
Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
"We are aiming to have 20
gyms by December."
From July, new gyms were
opened at Buxton on the East
Coast Demerara, Mocha on the
East Bank Demerara, Leguan in
the Essequibo River, and
Bagotville on the West Bank
Demerara, while the Constabu-
lary and New Opportunity
Corps were resuscitated.
The GABA head also dis-
closed that Trinidad & To-
bago have been invited for a
September 23 card at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall.

GIFT: Director of Sport Neil Kumar presents boxing gear
to Pansy Edwards, owner of the facility.

Narine, Barath emerge

as T&T's shining stars

By Naz Yacoob

SKIPPER Sunil Narine and
batsman Adrian Barath
emerged as the shining stars
as T&T's dull showing in the
TCL Group West Indies Un-
der-19 Cricket Challenge
came to end yesterday at the
Police Sports Club ground.
West Indies youth off-spin-
ner Narine, captured his first
five wicket-haul of the series,
while Barath notched his second
fifty of the tournament as T&T
took first innings points in a
drawn encounter against the
Leeward Islands.
Narine, who participated
with the West Indies team in
this year's Youth World Cup in
Sri Lanka, grabbed five wickets
rFr 32 runs as the Leewards, af-
ter being inserted, crashed to
139 all out on the stroke of tea.
Narine's five-wicket haul
carried him to 18 wickets in the

Match award.
Then the pint-sized Barath,
looking to redeem himself, struck
an unbeaten 68 in 125 minutes,
from 89 deliveries with seven
fours and two sixes as T&T
reached 147 for two when
stumps were drawn, in the rain-
ruined match in which two days
were lost due to rain and poor
ground conditions.
The right-handed batsman
added 120 in 110 minutes for
the second-wicket partnership
with the talented left-hander
Darren Bravo who contributed
45 off 71 balls with six fours.
Dethroned champions T&T
ended the tournament in fourth
place in the six-team standings
with 18 points.
Hosts Guyana led the
table at the conclusion of the
preliminary round of matches
with 46 points, 14 more than
second-placed Barbados on

tournamejnt, Tthe B.Oado ,.. ..uyana and Barbados will
, p;'-'d 'i "M~I .h; '' d p e'tirtwo f'ge 26)

FIRST official fight: Andrew Khan (right) and Phillip Suffrien
trade punches in an exhibition round. (Photo: Delano

Paitnpayr odt

KARACHI, Pakistan
(Reuters) Pakistan's play-
ers have been told to forget
the ball-tampering row with
umpire Darrell Hair and
look to winning the Twenty20
match and one-day series
against England, team man-
ager Zaheer Abbas told
Reuters yesterday.
"They have been advised
that the Pakistan Cricket
Board (PCB) and Interna-
tional Cricket Council (ICC)
will sort out the ball-tamper-
ing row and to just concen-
trate on doing well in the
one-day series," Abbas said
Pakistan play a Twenty20
match against England in Bristol
tomorrow then the five one-
dayers from Wednesday which
had been in serious doubt after
the row broke out last Sunday
during the fourth Test at the
"Let me make it clear the
Pakistan team had decided
early Friday morning they
would play the series much
before the ICC made its an-
nouncement about Hair,"
Abbas said.
Pakistan forfeited the Test
last Sunday following their re-
fusal to play after tea on day
four in protest after Hair and
fellow umpire Billy Doctrove
penalised them five runs for al-
leged ball-tampering.
A new twist was added to
the controversy after ICC chief
executive Malcolm Speed told a
news conference in London on
Friday that Hair had asked for
$500 000 (265 000 pounds) to
The revelation came after
Hair came under heavy criticism
for his role in the forfeited Test
and Abbas had no doubt it had
helped the Pakistanis.
"What can I say but if you
go through the correspondence
between Hair and the ICC and
then his retraction it shows his
confused state of mind: I have
no doubt we will benefit from
these developments," Abbas
Pakistan captain
Inzanimn-ul-Haq still faces
charges of ball-tampering
and bringing the game into
disrepute at a disciplinary
hearing of the ICC on Sep-
tember 15 in London '
The Hair controversy

dominated the front pages of all
Pakistan's major newspapers
and television channels yester-
"Hair bowls a bouncer to
ICC," said a front page story in
the Daily Times as every critic
lashed out at the Australian.

But a serving Pakistan inter-
national umpire who declined to
be named backed Hair's reputa-
tion as a top umpire.
He told Reuters that Hair
was a top umpire who knew all
the laws and was feared by the
players for his no-nonsense ap-
"I don't think he is biased
in enforcing the laws," he said.
He was surprised by
Hair's demand for money to
"I don't know why he did
it. It was not the right time to
make such a demand."
Abbas said the players were

Former Pakistan batsman
and now team manager
Zaheer Abbas
more relaxed now after spend-
ing the last few days in great
"We now want to win this
series and go home on a posi-
tive note."
He said his players were not
apprehensive about getting a
rough reception from English
crowds in the one-dayers after
the Oval Test fiasco.
"No I don't think they
are worried because the
support we have got from
the English people and me-
dia has been fantastic. We
should have a cracker'of a
series." he added.

Battling Man. Utd

beat Watford 2-1

for third win
By Rex Gowar

LONDON, England (Reuters) Manchester United made it
three wins out of three in the new Premier League season
with a battling 2-1 victory at promoted Watford yesterday.
Defender Mikael Silvestre and winger Ryan Giggs scored the
goals that ensured United are the only side with a 100 percent
record and kept them two points clear of second-placed Everton.
Everton. down to 10 men for an hour following a red card for
Kevin Kdlbane, fully deserved a 2-0 win over a pale Tortenham
Hotspur side at While Hart Lane with an own-goal by Calum
Davenport and an Andy Johnson strike.
"'When e went to 10 (meni, if anything we got even bener,
it made us pass better, pass more accurately and some of our
players had really stunning games," said Everton manager David
Moves after his side's first league vin at Spurs for 21 years.
Speaking of Johnson, the club's record signing and re-
called to the England squad this week, Moyes said: "He's
playing well, he's getting his goals but more important is
what he does for the team. The players here love him."
Champions Chelsea, six points adrift of United after one win
and a defeat, play at Blackburn Rovers today, when Newcastle
United also visit Aston Villa.
United were lucky to take all three points at Watford, their
winning goal coming in a counter-attack following a near miss at
the other end.
"We had to battle to gel a result today ... the younger playerN
had to show their mettle," United manager Alex Ferguson told
Sky Sports News.
"'They're a very. very difficult side to play Wafford they
make you %ork hard all day ... it %as a great win born out of
sheer determination."

Arsenal went down I -0 at Manchester Citry to Joey Barton's
41st-minuie penalty and are still looking for their first win after
two matches.
Arsene Wenger said the penalty was justified after defender
Justin Hoyte brought down Trevor Sinclair. But the Arsenal
manager %as unhappy his Dutch stnker Robin van Persie was
not awarded a spot kick.
"For me it was a penalty, yes, because he .. lost his man.
He stopped him from playing the ball,' Wenger said, adding
that a foul on van Persie "looked like a penalty from the

Manchester United's Ryan Giggs celebrates his goal
during their English Premier League soccer match
against Watford at Vicarage Road in Watford, north
of London, yesterday. (Yahoo Sport)

There were two red cards and two penalties at the Valley
where home side Charlton Athletic spent more than an hour a
man short after Hermann Hreidarsson was sent off for violent
conduct but still beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 for their first win.
Striker Darren Bent scored both goals, the first from a
penalty in the 65th minute, nine minutes after El-Hadji
Diouf had his saved by Scott Carson and six before Davies
became the second player dismissed for another elbowing
In the day's early match Liverpool scored twice in four min-
utes to come from behind and beat West Ham United 2-1 in a re-
match of May's FA Cup final.
Striker Bobby Zamora scored his fourth goal in three
matches to give Hammers an early lead, Danish defender
Daniel Agger equalised in the 42nd minute with a fine shot
from 30 metres and Peter Crouch struck the winner four
minutes later.
The result gave Liverpool four points from two matches.
The two other promoted sides also lost on their travels.
Wigan Athletic beat Reading 1-0 while Fulham defeated
Sheffield United by, the same score.
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By Vemen Walter at Bourda
(In association with J.
Asrafally (Papie) Business
Enterprise Permaul's
Snackette & A. Ally and

GUYANA took first innings
honours from Barbados when
play ended on the third day
of their fifth and final
preliminary round match in
the 2006 TCL Group West
Indies Under-19 Challenge
Cricket Series, yesterday at
the Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) ground, Bourda.
Off-spinner Steven Jacobs
four for 40 and medium pacer
Krishna Deosarran, later named
man-of-the-match, bowled
splendidly to skittle out
Barbados for a paltry 130, with
five minutes and 1.3 overs
remaining in the day's play,
replying to the 193 made by the
Guyanese in their first innings.
It was a disappointing
performance from the
Barbadian batsmen ahead of
next Tuesday's final against the
same opponents at the same
venue while Guyana, having
already copped the league title
after the conclusion of the
fourth round, also gained
psychologically, going into the
After Kyle Hope was
dismissed leg-before, playing
across for (13), Reydon Toppin
(0), caught behind by
wicketkeeper Maxwell
Georgeson and Brooks (14),
comprehensively bowled, all
victims of Jacobs, Barbados
plunged from 70 for four to 90

GUYANA 1st innings (o/n 119-6)
R. Ramdeen Ibw
b Roach 0
S. Barrington Ibw
6 Maynard 5
M. Boodram c Brathwaite
b Maynard 37
G. Singh c Hope b Maynard 14
S. Jacobs b Roach 28
R. Chandrika Ibw b Maynard 0
K. Deosarran not out :45
T. Gonsalves b Yearwood 17
M. Georgeson stp. wkp. Holder

for seven, within an hour after
tea but Renaldo Ilolder (13) and
Kear Roachl (14) frustrated the
home teamn in a 27-run eighth
wicket and at the same time.
more importantly, the) occupied
the crease for fortv-three
But Deosarran with the
third ball of a new spell,
operating front the northern
end, uprooted the stumps of
Holder and Roach in quick
succession before Jacobs put
the final nail in Barbados's
coffin by dismissing Dwayne
Sealy, caught by substitute
Veerasammy Permaul at short
mid-wicket for (10).
Barbados. frustrated by rain
throughout the tournament, even
in this match, which saw the
entire first day and the first two
sessions of the second day being
washed out, began their reply,
five minutes before lunch and at
the break were one for no loss.
After the interval, openers
Roger Williams and the much-
touted Jed Yearwood with 328
runs coming into this game
batted sensibly in putting
together 31 for the first wicket
before the fast bowler Ryan
Hercules struck by removing
Williams (11) to a catch taken by
Rajendra Chandrika at mid off.
Yearwood (19), dropped on
2, when the score was nine by
Mohindra Boodram in the
gully off the pacer Brandon
Bess, was then superbly
caught by Hercules, low down
at mid-on off the probing
medium pacer of Deosarran.
Carlos Brathwaite (12),
offered Bess a straightforward

bMaynard 12
R. Hercules c Hope
b Brooks 2
B. Bess Ibw b Brooks 1
Extras: (b-8, nb-14, w-10) 2
Total: (all out, 68 overs) 193
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-42,3-57,4-97,
Bowling: Roach 10-1-25-2 (nb-14,
w-1), Sealy 10-1-32-0 (w-8), Maynard
23-9-53-5, Brathwaite 2-1-1-0, Carter
3-0-18-0 (w-1), Brooks 16-3-46-2,
Yearwood 4-1-10-1.

Hernandez' hi

Alpha Unite4

By Isaiah Chappele

NATIONAL mid-ielder Neil
Hernandez exploded in the
second half, blasting a hat-
trick to lead Alpha United to
a 6-1 whipping over Mocha
Champs for a place in the
final of the Coca Cola Super-
16 knockout football
competition in West
Demerara at Uitvlugt
Community Centre ground,
Friday night.
Poudero3en claimed the
other place in the final,
disposing of Young Warrior,
3-0 in the second semifinal
Leon Grumble, Kenrov
Pilgrim and Quincy
Madramooloo netted the other
fs f lr lpha Uniled,' \\'

Lyliton Ramns) put in a
consolanon for lMoha Champs.
The first half was
uninpiring and the virtual
national leanl with players from
Bartica. West Demerarn,
Georgeowni and I indlen
mastered one goal in the segment
off the boot of Giumhle in the
eighth minute.
A walk-olfft b the officiating
personnel after 33 nunutes ot pla)
highlighted the half A speclalor
threatened tie assistant relferee doing
duty on the western line that
triggered lie safety nmeaisure being
adopted for about ten minutes
But 15 minutes into the
second half. Hernandez' boot
was on fire, rocking the net
three times in len minutes.
'For the first he collected the

catch at backward square,
sweeping at part-timne off-
spinner Gajanand Singh.
Barbados had slipped to 55 for
At tea, it was 61 for three
with skipper Slhanarh Brooks.
the West Indies IUnder 19 player
on two Iand Jonatlhan Carter with
him on 9.
However, inunediately upon
the resumption, Singh broke
through when Carter (12).
pulled at a rank long hop into
the hands of Deosarran fielding
at backward square, to leave
Barbados sinking further to 70
for four.
Apart from Jacobs and
Deosarran, Singh supported
admirably with two for 30 and
Hercules one for 8.
Earlier, Guyana's first
innings ended some 15
minutes before lunch with
Deosarran unbeaten on (45),
an innings that spanned 141
minutes, 93 balls and was
laced with four fours and two
The left-hander, unbeaten
on 6 at the beginning of the day.
held his composure in a mature
knock. unleashing several superb
shots on either side of the
wicket, using his feet to
perfection and was not afraid to
take the attack to the Barbadian
spinners, especially Brooks,
hitting the leg-spinner for both
of his two sixes including one
that sailed high over long on and
into the Rohan Kanhai stand.
Deosarran lost his
overnight partner Troy
Gonsalves, who went to bed
the previous afternoon, still
yet to score, within half-hour
into the day's play, when
Gonsalves pelted a swipe and
was bowled by off-spinner
Yearwood, bowling from the
Regent Road end for an
attacking (17), with the total
on 147 for five, to end a 37-
run seventh-wicket stand.
Berbician Georgeson
joined Deosarran, and the
right-left combination brought
up Guyana's 150 in 208
minutes from 312 deliveries
in an eighth-wicket
partnership that produced 33

Just before play restarted for the post-lunch period yesterday at the GCC ground, Bourda,
the two TCL Under-19 teams Guyana and Barbados observed a minute's silence for
legendary West Indies batsman Sir Clyde Walcott, who died early yesterday morning at
the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados at the aged of 80. (Winston Oudkerk photo)

before the dapper-looking
Georgeson (12) was lured
outside of his crease and was
brilliantly stumped by
wicketkeeper Holder, to give
left-arm spinner Adrian
Maynard his fifth wicket at
180 for eight.
Brooks then had Hercules
(2), well caught by Hope,
running back from extra-cover
and Bess (1). leg-before in quick
Maynard five wickets cost
him 53 runs while fast bowler
Roach with two for 25, Brooks
two for 46 and Yearwood one
for 10 were the other wicket-
Guyana finished the
preliminary stages with 48
points while Barbados ended on
,Just before the
Fecommencement of play
after lunch, the two teams
observed a minute's silence
in the middle as a mark of
respect, in memory of the

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ball 35 metres out. rated past ass 10 t rumble on the ngh
the defence, faced goalkeeper 6th l'ox, who crossed ind
Ron Liverpool alone atid sent PU'iii finished tr6m ten mnelres
a flat shot from the right, just it,
inside the bor to .the far' Mldramootoo sealed ilhe
corner. ,'ictip in Ihe 0th minutnuc.
T" mniruies liter h? :an.icke, iianackint dron the centre and
dormn the left, hioouing on the run, slhiotringgon the run. Liverpnl
being Li\eip-rl again. And in the hj now had had enough, he
I7)th minute, he liuihed a feie kick, discarded hik gloves and jersey .
volleying from Just inside the box walking off the field
alter the ball %as tlodied fron tilhe Later. AdamiHoyvte and
ngh a:t 30 metres out Clement Brown icnTed for
Bui Mocha did not gL\e up Pouderoyen, and a dcntence
and pulled back iiie a ii nuie :accounied for the otliei goal

later, lacking duwn the centre
Ranilas. shoc and surprised
goalkeeper Sean lohnrimn \.ho
did noi e.c.'n atteri pt a. s.Ia
Alpha, hoe'.cr. weie in
full scoring gear. ind in ile '7th
i 'niin te,. He nan:tul ,' .l11 It c, IC l -e,'

The defence error came
in just six niniutes of plain.
the only goal in the first
half. Then in the 62nd
minute. Hopte found the net.
with Brown following in time
N8th minute.

late Sir Clyde Walcott, the
former great Barbados and
West Indies cricketer and
administrator, who passed
away yesterday morning at

BARBADOS 1st innings
R. Williams c Chandrika
b Hercules 11
J. Yearwood c Hercules
b Deosarran 19
C. Brathwaite c Bess
b Singh 12
J. Carlos c Deosarran
bSingh 12
S. Brooks b Jacobs 14
K. Hope Ibw b Jacobs 13
R. Toppin c wkp. Georgeson
bJacobs 0

the Queen Elizabeth
Hospital in Barbados.
Sir Clyde also
represented Guyana at the
first class level in the 1960s.

R. Holder b Deosarran 13
K. Roach b Deosarran 14
D. Sealy c sub. Permaul
bJacobs 10
A. Maynard not out 0
Extras: (b-2, lb-3, nb-7) 12
Total: (all out; 63.3 overs) 130
Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-40,3-55,4-70,
Bowling: Bess 5-1-26-0 (nb-7),
Hercules 6-1-8-1, Deosarran 9-3-14-
3, Jacobs 23.6-6-40-4, Singh 15-4-30-
2, Gonsalves 5-1-7-0.

Cricket Logistics wishes to invite
expressions of interest from potential

ground handlers/transport providers in
Guyana for the provision of transport for

organized supporters tours to the ICC
Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007.

Requirements are as follows:
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Please send information by Friday 22nd
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need to trade him in just
"It's normal to find fault
with a boyfriend", says Leonard
Felder, author of Wake Up Or
Break Up. "Sometimes he has
insensitive habits that need to
be changed, other times it might
be that you want life to be per-
fect and that's not realistic.
Neither means your relationship
isn't good."
Here's how to get his faults
into perspective.

Zoom Zone No. 1
His mess
Your lovely apartment is
now covered with smelly.
muddy football kit. "If one per-
son is tidy and the other is more
casual, it doesn't mean you're
incomp:aible" says Felder. "You
lust need to compromise. If he
mo'\e: 30% in your direction
and ',on move 30% in his, you
might find sharing space easier."

Zoom Zone No. 2
His woeful dress sense
He sometimes (OK, usually)
looks like he gets dressed in the

7. He met friends and
family early on
It's unavoidable: whenever
he meets her friends or family,
his every breath, move and
word will be under close scru-
tiny. It's a mistake to get to
'"':-:'' know those close to her before
he knows her well enough. He
should establish a comfortable
rapport with her first, and he'll
be more at ease when he meets
them. Just as important, he
shouldn't let the friends and
family influence his .relation-
ship. He should let them learn
to like him in time.

dark. "Men might be clueless
about clothes but, instead of
laughing or criticising him, sug-
gest you go out shopping to-
gether so your opinion gets
taken on board. Suggest some
positive changes rather than
just being negative about every-
thing he wears."

Zoom Zone No.3
His bad habits
"Men love belching, farting,
or being outrageous, to impress
each other. Just explain that this
doesn't work for you." The
best way to motivate him? "Tell
him research shows that farting
reduces the possibility of sex by
80%, advises Felder. He'll have
impeccable manners in no time.

Zoom Zone No.4
His mates
You've tried to love his
motley crew. "Rather than
criticising his friends and pick-
ing on their faults, try to appre-

ciate his loyalty and compan-
ionship, which are positive
traits for your relationship.
Eventually his loyalty will shift
to you, so don't trash him for
being accepting of mates who
have all sorts of odd quirks."

The first year of a romantic
relationship carries a lot of
power. By the end of that year,
the tenor of the relationship is
established, as is his quality as
a partner. She'll pretty much
know if he's lazy, a pushover or
uncaring in the long run.
That's why in the first year,
it's important for him to watch
his behaviour around her. He
shouldn't set her expectations
too high, and he shouldn't try
to fit her mould of the perfect
boyfriend. This .applies to the
entire year, be it in .the first,
third or tenth.month. Here are
the ten biggest: mistakes men
make in that most critical year.

1. He tells her he loves her
too soon andrtoo often
These three little words de-
mand a-prodigious amount of

frugality, lest they be
meaningless. Yes, women
to hear it all the time,
overuse will jade even th
demanding of romantic
should save it for very r:
casions; make her beg for
And only say them when
ally, really means it.

2. He forgives al
mistakes too easily
She should be on he
behaviour during their fir
together, so he shouldn't
annoying habits slide. She
used to them, or worse yet
them even more grating.
shaving her legs irks h
should letherknow H
never tolerate ann
behaviour, such as scream
him or making fun of him
lic. If he sweeps it all un
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A man should show
tive chiefly outside the bec
When it comes to sex, it
be an equal game. He she
let the burden of starting s
entirely on him. He shot
stead coax her into bring
her inner beast once in a
She may even discover
ing sensuality she never
she had, and enrich the
lives that much more.

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In order to keep the g
a relationship alive, sed
needs to be a lifelong effo
of the biggest traps men f
is getting too comfortable
a woman. He stops taki
out on dates. He no long
about their appearance
stops being attentive, ig
details about her and m
important things she may
passing. If his woman is s
to him, he should show
always treat her like it'
first month together.

5. He avoids confront
Communication is of
key to solving problems
he avoids talking about
they'll only get bigger. A
argument now is much
than a painful fight later..
ing confrontation also
agreeing with her dismiss
but not sticking to his
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become they actually hate taking it
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Se lack of backbone. The man
are oc- should go ahead and choose
Them. what to eat, where he goes and
he re- what he wears. There's a fine
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I indecisiveness.
He must learn to say 'no'
sometimes. Maybe he wants to
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st year wants to avoid her wrath; but
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will get a pushover. If he disagrees with
Sf not something, he has to tell her. If
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time with her
sex There are two major dan-
a- gers with this one. First, he for-
room., goes his social life, which he
should needs to maintain for his own
wouldn't well-being. If he doesn't see his
sex fall mates any more, he should be
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ing out around forever. Second, he
whe smothers her own personal
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anted gifts
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all into C
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ng her sents or getting her something for
g her every occasion, no matter how
r cares trivial, is a deadly mistake. It
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noring other than what's in his current
Missing account. Worse still, the woman
say in may begin to expect gifts from
special him all the time. He needs to
it and close his wallet and give her
s something priceless: himself.
Furthermore, he shouldn't
nation always pay on dates. It's the age
ten the of equality. If women expect to
be paid the same as men, they
, so if should expect to pull their own
them, weight as well. Being a gentle-
ttsm man is fine, but he shouldn't
Avoeer spoil her by footing every bill.
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Miss Guyana World 2006 Dessia Braithwaite parties at the Dinner and Dance held in her honour in London.


In the prestigious
Kensington area of London
two Saturdays ago, Dessia
Braithwaite was feted and
showered with love by
Guyanese as she heads for
Miss World in Poland.
The event was the an-
nual Dinner and Dance put
on by the Miss Guyana
World organisation.
The food was fantastic. I
wish I had a bigger appetite
on the night, as I felt I could
not give the cuisine the at-
tentiveness it truly merited.
Unfortunately due to my
present diet regime my belly
had shrunk!
The dishes were varied,
but traditional from the
sweet aroma of pepper pot,
to the rustic but tender bite

size chunks of garlic pork,
channa, salted-fish, curried
mutton, stewed chicken, fol-
lowed by a variety of deserts.
The company was pleas-
ant and the live acts made
for an entertaining evening
First up was internation-
ally known exciting talent Fatz
President. He is an extremely
graceful man and his three
numbers touched
the audience like a velvet
glove and left me with a smile.
Next was Jamaican born
internationally acclaimed
reggae superstar Donna
Marie, whose sweet soulful-
ness warmed the embers of
my spirit like fine rum,
The final artiste was
Anja, all the way from
Copenhagen Denmark,

known throughout Europe
extensively for her television
and festival appearances.
This lady was a real live wire,
a fiery mix, full of beans. I
was very impressed with her
energy and passion that she
put into her songs. It was a
dynamic performance,

I felt a little under-
dressed at first, as my
memory of the last function
I attended was a little more
informal. However this year
the stops were pulled out.
Everyone, barring myself,
looked real dapper.
The High Commissioner,

SOverall the evening was
a total success, and credit
must be given to Ken Chung
in making light of a difficult
task in organizing such a
prestigious event. Well done
Other guests of the
evening were contestants of
the Miss T&T UK pageant.

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I am involved with a woman
whose husband abandoned
her. At first our relationship
revolved around her heart-
break over his actions. He
was unfaithful to her and
moved out of the house twice.
The first time he left she
begged and begged for him to
return, and he eventually did.
He promised he would be
the perfect husband, but less
than a year later he left a note
in the kitchen saying he was
leaving again and took all his
stuff. He abandoned her com-
pletely. He had emotionally
abused her in too many ways to
I met her four months later.
Initially I provided a sympa-
thetic ear for all her problems.
Slowly we became closer until
one day she told me I made the
pain go away and she loved me.

I fell in love also, and she filed
for divorce.
After he was served papers,
I overheard a telephone conver-
sation and was shocked to hear
the abuse coming from him. He
screamed profanities and made
threats. I watched as she listened
and afterwards told her his
behaviour was awful. She stated
"he's just mad," no big deal.
1 was leery that she was so
prepared to rationalize for him,
but she swore everlasting love to
me. About six weeks ago her ex
found out about our relation-
ship. He promised he would do
anything, including go to church,
if she would take him back. He
kicked it up a notch and con-
fessed he was the worst hus-
band ever.
He called and cried, playing
the I'm-still-your-husband card.
He kept her on the phone and

dragged out the conversation.
Last week she agreed to see
him. More tears and begging. I
told her this was pure manipu-
lation and so did every friend
and member of her family.
After a day of agony we re-
committed our vows to each
other, and I thought we were go-
ing to get through this. Last night
we had a wonderful evening to-
gether. Then when she got home,
he was waiting for her.
Around noon I received
this e-mail. "Real love requires
risk, putting one's feelings out
there in the most vulnerable
state. The thought of risking
another chance with him scares
me to death, but in reality, the
risk would be no less with any-
one. I believe this with all my
heart." She is ignoring my
phone calls, and I need advice.
Tyler, she is an abused
woman who is not ready to
break the cycle of abuse.
Framing her decision in
terms of love makes sense to

her, but that is a measure of
how distorted her thinking is.
Real love has nothing in com-
mon with her relationship to
her ex.
A person eases into abuse
one small step at a time. No one
step seems large, but over time
a person's perception of reality
is changed. The leap from where
she is to where you are is too

great for her to make. It will be
years before she can choose a
healthy relationship over an abu-
sive one. If there was something
you could do to change her
behaviour, we would gladly share
it, but the best thing you can do
is accept her decision and move
forward with your life.

u/feeWk Xtew
Wow, you guys were right on the money. I learned today she
let him move back in! How does one move from one bed to
another so quickly? I don't know who is the bigger idiot, her
or me.
Tyler, without warning you were dropped into Oz, and like
Dorothy, you are disoriented. You found yourself in a world where
the rules most of us share don't apply. It is easier for her to leave
her interior world intact than to step into your world. Life is simple
in Oz, once you know the rules and decide not to question the man
behind the curtain.

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UtC M, in tr C
I The African Demerara Martyr (cont'd)


The East Coast, Demerara,
Slave Uprising of 1823 shook
British colonial society to its
foundations. What was re-
markable was that 46 per cent
of the slaves were African
born, mainly from West and
Central Africa, and like
Quamina, many were
Coromantees, from Ghana
and other areas of West Af-
rica. Coromantees had a
reputation for strong resis-
tance to slavery throughout
the colonies, e.g. Cuffy (Kofi)
in Berbice, 1763 (da Costa,
p. 193). It was also remark-
able that many were Chris-
tians who had attended Rev.
John Smith's services at
Bethel Chapel, Le
Resouvenir. Further, there
was little loss of life and vio-
lence caused by the slaves,
bearing in mind the large
numbers involved in the up-

The aftermath of the
Rev. Smith was arrested on
--Thursday 21- August 1823. The
reason given for his arrest was
his refusal to have joined the
Demerara Militia. Several pris-
oners were taken to Georgetown
on Saturday 23'd August, for
their trials at Colony House.
Quamina and Jack Gladstone,
who had been detained for a
short period on 18" August, be-
fore they were set free by a
group of associates, both fled to
the bush with some of their
companions. A reward of 1,000
guilders was offered for the ap-
prehension of Quamina, Jack,
eight other men and ten women.

An expedition of militiamen and
Amerindians located some of
them early in September, and
arrested Jack and his wife.
Quamina was tracked down in
an area of heavy bushes behind
Chateau Margo plantation on
16" September. He was first or-
dered to stop, but he neither
stopped nor ran. He continued
walking without looking back,
as if he had not heard the order.
He was then shot dead. A clasp
knife and a Bible were found in
his pockets. He was unarmed,
but he had been determined that
he was not going to be taken
alive (Craton, p. 287; da Costa,
pp. 228-29). His body was car-
ried to Success, and was hung
in chains on a gibbet erected on
17" September, on the road at
the front of the plantation (da
Costa, p. 229; Craton, p. 289).

Biased courts
A General Court-Martial
had been constituted with inde-
cent haste, for the trials of those
alleged to have participated in
the uprising. Governor Murray
was a planter, as was a previ-
ous Governor, Bentinck (Colo-
nial Office records, CO 111/11).
Murray was the proprietor of
a plantation on the Arabian
coast, between Demerara and
Essequibo (da Costa, p. 97). He
and a number of other Demerara
planters had firmly believed that
Rev. Smith had been responsible
for instigating the uprising, by
his sermons and teachings at
Bethel Chapel. The composition
of the Court-Martial was
heavily biased in favour of the
prosecution. The Governor ap-
pointed Lieutenant-Colonel
Stephen Arthur Goodman,
Commandant of the Georgetown

Brigade of Militia, to be Presi-
dent of the Court. Goodman
was also the Vendue-Master
who conducted auctions of
property, including slaves, no-
tably one of 100 slaves be-
tween 20" and 28' August 1823
(Northcott, p. 76). He had been
actively engaged in the suppres-
sion of the uprising, was the
judge and jury in the trials, and
also attended some executions.
Henry Brougham, M.P. pre-
sented a motion respecting the
trial and condemnation to death
of Rev. Smith, which was de-
bated in the British House of
Commons on 1" & Ilt' June
1824. Brougham stated that
there had taken place 'more of
illegality, more of the violation
of justice ... in substance as well
as form, than in the whole his-
tory of modern times...'.
Brougham added that Goodman
was '...the last man in the
world who ought to have been
selected as President...'. He also
criticised the appointment of
the Chief Justice of the colony,
Charles Wray, the only judge, to
the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel,
to enable him to sit as an ordi-
nary member of the court. The
Chief Justice would normally
have heard any appeals from the
trials, but that would have been
impossible, as he obviously
could not hear appeals from his
own decisions. There was no
right of appeal to the Privy
Council in England (Hansard,
columns 961-99).

Travesties of justice
The trials commenced just
one week after the uprising, on
Monday 25'" August. There
was little time in which the
slaves could have prepared their

defences. Jack Gladstone was an
exception. He was legally rep-
resented. 72 slaves were tried
between August 1823 and Janu-
ary 1824. 51 were sentenced to
the death penalty, and 33 were
executed. Executions com-
menced on 26"t August. Con-
demned prisoners were taken in
a public procession, which in-
cluded Lieutenant-Colonel
Goodman, guards, officers and
others, accompanied by bearers
of empty coffins and a band
playing the funeral march, to
the Militia Parade Ground in
Cummingsburg. They were
hanged on the gallows erected
there. On Friday 12h" Septem-
ber, 60 prisoners awaiting trial
were marched to the Parade
Ground, to witness the public

spectacle of the executions of
nine convicted slaves. Some of
the executed men were decapi-
tated (da Costa, pp. 242-43).
These rituals provided a strong
incentive for the un-sentenced
slaves to have given perjured
evidence implicating Rev. Smith.
They had a purpose to serve, in
that they were led to believe
that by giving evidence on be-
half of the Crown, mercy would
have been extended to them.
They hoped to have avoided the
hangman's noose (da Costa,
pp. 238-39). Some of the con-
victed slaves who had not been
hanged, were ordered to have
been punished by flogging with
the cat-o'-nine-tails, with mani-
festly excessive sentences of up
to 1,000 lashes administered in
some cases in public rituals
(Northcott, p. 84; da Costa, pp.
Rev. Smith's trial com-
menced on 131 October 1823
and lasted 28 days (Craton, p.
288). Henry Brougham argued
in the House of Commons that
Courts-Martial were meant for
military personnel, that the
charges were brought under the
Mutiny Act, in English law, yet

the Court sought to introduce
Dutch law principles, conve-
niently, to impose the death
penalty for misprision of trea-
son. Capital punishment was
not available under English law
for that offence (Hansard, col-
umns 1294-1313).
Inadmissible hearsay evi-
dence, both documentary and
oral, such as Rev. Smith's en-
tries in his personal diary, and
what witnesses were told about
what others had seen and heard,
was freely admitted. Blatantly
leading questions, putting to
witnesses details of allegations
for comment and opinion, were
allowed. Uncorroborated evi-
dence of alleged accomplices
was allowed, and evidence was
adduced by the prosecution af-
ter the close of the defence
case. Brougham expressed his
outrage that a paragraph in-
criminating ReV. Smith, was
added to Jack Gladstone's de-
fence statement, by an inter-
preter, in the absence of his
barrister, Charles Herbert of
Middle Temple, who had
drafted the statement (Hansard,

(Continued on page VI)


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(From page V)

columns 961-99; da Costa, p.
The abuse of process was
extreme. Several members of the
Courts-Martial who had heard
evidence in various trials of the
slaves, later sat to hear evidence
in Rev. Smith's trial. Jack
Gladstone. Telemachus and
Sandy, major participants in the
uprising, had all given evidence
in their trials, incriminating Rev.
Smith. They were not, how-
ever, called to give evidence in
Smith's trial. What was admit-
ted, were certified copies of
their charges and sentences, but
the prejudice suffered by Smith
was glaring. Jack, Telemachus
and Sandy, all later confessed
that they had given perjured
evidence (Hansard, columns
961-99, da Costa, pp. 238-242,
William Wilberforce. M.P.,
the famous abolitionist, stated
that several officers who were
members of the Court-Martial
had been long-serving officers in
the West Indies, and that some
had been proprietors of slaves
(Hansard, columns 1269-77).
Several, if not all, of the offic-
ers appointed to sit in judg-
ment, had served in action in
the suppression of the upris-
ing. A striking example of this
was provided during the Court-
Martial of Rev. Smith. The court

heard evidence on 5'" November
from Lieutenant-Colonel John
Thomas Leahy. He had led the
21" Regiment of North British
Fusileers and other armed forces
which had been engaged in the
massacre at Bachelor's Adven-
ture, on Wednesday 20"' Au-
gust, and other atrocities. Dur-
ing his evidence, Leahy men-
tioned other officers who had
been present at Bachelor's Ad-
venture. All five officers men-
tioned were sitting as members
of the Court-Martial hearing his
testimony (British Parliamen-
tary Papers, Vol. 66, pp. 53,
Jack Gladstone was found
guilty of having been in open
revolt and rebellion, of having
aided and abetted others, and
of having acted as a leader. He
was sentenced to death. Gov-
ernor Murray, not wishing Jack
to have become a martyr, espe-
cially in view of evidence that
he had saved lives during the
uprising, requested mercy and
his banishment to Bermuda.
Jack was eventually banished
to St. Lucia (da Costa. p. 244).
On 24"' November 1823, Rev.
Smith was convicted of: (1)
having promoted discontent
and dissatisfaction in the minds
of the slaves; (2) having ad-
vised, consulted and corre-
sponded with Quamina, an in-
surgent, on 17"' and 20"' Au-
gust; (3) having knowledge of

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the rebellion, failed to notify
the authorities; and (4) having
been in the presence of
Quamina on 20''' August, coin-
Smunicated with him, and failed
to notify the authorities. He
was sentenced to death, with a
recommendation of mercy, but
the reprieve was not signed by
King George IV until 14"' Feb-
ruary 1824, after Rev. Smith
had died from pulmonary con-
sumption on 6"' February 1824
(Craton, pp. 288-89; da Costa,
p. 274). He was referred to as
the "Demerara Martyr".

Britannia disgraced
The Courts-Martial were
reminiscent of the notorious
Star Chamber, and had quali-
fied for the title of the worst
display of abuses of process
and travesties of justice in
British legal history. What was
quite appalling, was that the
Chief Justice had sat through
a host of cases in which mis-
carriages of justice had oc-
The British nation had been
shocked and horrified by reports
of events in Demerara, particu-
larly as an Englishman's human
rights had been grossly violated.
The debate in the House of
Commons had been widely re-
ported, and it was remarkable
that James Baillie. James Blair
and John Gladstone, the M.P.s
who were founder members of
the British Guiana Association
in London, had not contributed
to the debate. Although
Brougham's motion was de-
feated by 47 votes, the move-
ment for abolition of slavery
had received a new boost (da

Costa, p. 290). Britannia had
been terribly disgraced.

British Parliamentary
Papers, (1969)
Proceedings of a Court
Martial in Demerara, on
Trial of John Smith, A
Missionary, and Further
Papers Relating to
Insurrection of Slaves in
Demerara, Slave Trade,
Vol. 66, S ssions 1823-24,
Irish University Press.
Colonial Office records, UK
Government, National
Archives, Kew, Richmond,
Craton, M., (1982) Testing
the chains.- Resistance to
Slavery in fhe British West
Indies, New York: Cornell
University Press.
da Costa, E. V. (1994)
Crowns of Glory, Tears of
Blood ,The Demerara
Slave Rebellion of 1823,
New York, Oxford: Oxford
University Press.
Fryer, P.i(1984) Staying
Power The History of
Black People in Britain,
London: Pluto Press.
Hansard, Parliamentary
Debates, June 1 & June 11,
1824, columns 961-1076,
Northcott, C., (1976)
Slavery's Martyr: John
Smith of Demerara and the
emancipation movement
1817-24, London: Epworth
Williams, E. (1994)
Capitalism and Slavery,
Chapel Hill: The University
of North Carolina Press.

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Miscarriage of justice led

to conviction of accused

Appellate Court set aside conviction, ordered new trial

IN 1976, 28-year old wound-
ing accused Fitzpatrick
Darrell, who was sentenced
to 5 years imprisonment and
ordered to receive a whipping
of 10 strokes after a
Demerara Assize jury found
him guilty, appealed on the
ground that he was the victim
of a miscarriage of justice by
the trial judge.
The Guyana Court of Ap-
peal, constituted by Chancellor
J. F. Haynes and Justices of
Appeal Victor Crane and Ken-
neth George, which heard the
appeal, set aside the conviction
and sentence and ordered a new
trial in the interest of justice.
Darrell's contention was
that the miscarriage of justice
came about during the jury trial
when the accused who had been
conducting his own defence in
the early stages of the trial, later
obtained the services of a law-
yer, and was seeking the court's
permission to recall three wit-
nesses for further cross-exami-
nation (who were already cross-
examined by the accused) by

The judge turned down the
request. The trial continued
and the accused was found
guilty and sentenced to five
years with an order to receive
10 strokes with the whip.
Against this decision,
Darrell appealed.
The Court of Appeal, be-
lieved the story as told by the
appellant. That court held that
the trial was unfair and that
there was a breach of the fun-
damental right provisions of the
Constitution of Guyana.
The facts disclosed that on
his arraignment at the Demerara
Assizes, the accused was unrep-
resented by counsel, The trial
was proceeded with.
After three State witnesses.
the complainant and the medi-
cal doctor had testified, and
were ineffectively cross-exam-
ined by the accused who was
unskilled in that art the ac-
cused then sought an adjourn-
ment in order to procure coun-
sel to defend him.
An adjournment was ac-

cordingly taken to later in the
day when counsel appeared on
his behalf and sought permis-
sion of the court to have re-
called for further cross-examina-
tion those three prosecution
witnesses whom the accused
had ineffectively cross-examined
previously. This application
was, however, refused by the
trial judge without assigning rea-
sons and the accused was sub-
sequently convicted.
The appellate Court held
,(1) that permitting counsel to
appear at the trial on the one
hand and refusing his request
to recall for further cross-exami-
nation vital prosecution witness
can only be considered in the
circumstances, a denial lof
proper representation to the ac-
cused. By so doing, the trial
judge merely complied with
the formal desirability of al-
lowing counsel to appear while
he in fact denied the accused
partially the substantive effect
of such representation.
(2) That a trial must be fair
in every respect; the refusal to

allow the recall of the witnesses
was, in the circumstances a mis-
carriage of justice and a breach
of the fundamental rights pro-
visions under article 10 (2),
10(2) (e) of the Constitution of
At the hearing of the appeal,
Mr. Rex Mc Kay, S.C., ap-
peared for the Appellant, while
Mr. Loris Ganpatsingh, Assis-
tant Director of Public Prosecu-
tions, represented the State.
Chancellor Haynes had de-
livered an oral judgment on Oc-
tober 21, 1976. Justice of Ap-
peal George, who later became
Chancellor, had subsequently
delivered a written judgment.
According to Justice of Ap-
peal George the appellant was
found guilty by an Assize jury
of causing grievous bodily harm

to Archibald Batson
with intent to maim,
disable or disfigure him.
He appealed against
this conviction on sev-
eral grounds, but the
Court considered only one of
them, viz, the refusal by the
trial judge to allow the recall of
three of the prosecution's wit-
nesses for cross-examination by
counsel who represented him.
The matter came up for trial
on Tuesday, 9th December,
1975 when the accused inti-
mated to the trial judge that he
was represented by counsel
who was absent. He was none-
theless arraigned and he pleaded
not guilty. Two counsel entered
appearance on behalf of the
State and a panel was struck.
The trial judge then ad-
journed the case to the follow-
ing day at 9 a.m. to enable the
accused to consult with counsel

who, it was stated, was at Lin-
On the resumption at 9.45
a.m., on 10th December, coun-
sel did not appear nor was any
reason given for his non-appear-
The accused was put in
charge of the jury, and it was
then that another barrister ap-
peared and informed the trial
judge that counsel whose ser-
vices the accused said he had
engaged, had asked him to state
that proper arrangements had
not been made for his appear-
ance. The trial judge then pro-
ceeded with the trial. Three
(Continued on page X)


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Contractors to submit bids for the Earth filling of Belvedere Industrial Estate
Belvedere Corentyne Region 6.

2. Tender documents for the above work will be available from Monday. Anuust 21.
2006 and can be obtained from the Ministry of Tourism. Indlustr and Commerce
upon payment of a non- refundable sum of G$5.000.00 each.
Contractors in the Berbice Area can obtain Tender documents 'romi the
Region 6 Regional Democratic Office in Vryman's Erven in New

3. Each Tender must be enclosed in a scaled, plain envelope which must not. in any
way. identify the Tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left hand
comer Earth filling of Belvedere Industrial Estate Belvedere Corentyne
Region 6.

4. Each Tender must be accompanied by valid Compliance Certificates from
Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS).
Tenders without valid certificates willbe disqualified.

5. Tenders must be addressed as stated below and submitted not later than 09.00 h
onTuesday. September05. 2006.
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets Georgetown

6. Tenderers or their representatives are invited to witness the opening of the Bid
Documents on September 5, 2006 at 09:00h at the National Board of
Procurement and TenderAdministrationboardroom.

7. The National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration does not bind
itself to accept the lowest Tender and retains the right to reject any Tender without
assigning specific
reason (s)

Willet Hamilton
Permanent Secretary
Pernment Secretary ^^^^Government ads can be viewed onhttp//www.inaovqV

Call for Proposals for Community based Micro-projects
to be funded by the European Commission under the
Guyana Micro-Projects Programme

Publication reference 2006/001 Lots 1 to 7
The Nlinistry of Finance of the Cooperati e Republic ofGuLana. represented by
the Chairman of the Board of the G uyana Micro-projects Programme is seeking
proposals for community based micro-projects. The full Guidelines for
Applicants are available for consultation at:-

The Gu\ ana N licro Projects Office
100 E Barrack Street
Phone 226-3305 or 226-3423.
Fax 225-0183. or
mail: gmppa,
and on the following internet sites: \
xww\ and

There are 3 remaining deadlines in the year 2006 for the receipt of concept notes:
31"' August at 16:00, 29' September at 16:00 and 31" October at 16:00 hrs local
Information sessions on this call for proposals will be held on the first Thursday
of the month at 15:00 hours in the Micro-projects office at the address given

The purpose of the Micro-projects Programme is to improve the socio-economic
conditions of vulnerable groups through the development of sustainable and
participatory self-help schemes.

A ceiling of euro 30,000 (Guyana dollars 7,170,000) will apply for all micro-
projects in Georgetown and the Coastal Areas. However, in the hinterland.
projects may be approved up to an amount of euro 50.000 (Guyana dollars
11,950,000). A 25% minimum contribution by the beneficiaries in cash or in kind
is essential ifa proposal is to be approved.

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portrays Guyana the coun-
try in all its gracious sim-
plicities and glorious com-
plexities. GUYANA, the book,

the book
also captures the 'contradic- you are invited to experience
tions and superlatives' of life Guyana and/or continue the ad-
in Guyana, the country, venture into a vibrant and
Simply labelled, GUYANA emerging nation. Well-re-
presents a tabula rasa, a clean searched and well-written ar-
slate, no marketing gimmicks, tiles illustrated by almost 400
no adulterating adjectives, no imposing photographs give an
subtitles like those used on overall picture of the complex
other books in the 'Nations' se- history and colourful culture of
ries like 'Anguilla, tranquillity this country with separate au-
wrapped in blue', 'Barbados, thoritative pieces on each eth-
just beyond your imagination', nic group. Herein the folklore of
and 'Trinidad and Tobago, ter- the country will blow your
rific and tranquil'. Adjectives mind and play tricks on your
may spoil the perception, the imagination. This section of the
drama and the adventure. And book is buttressed with at-a-
GUYANA is an experience, glance sheets of facts and fig-
But traditional notions are ures and significant events in the
not disregarded. There is the history of Guyana.
evolving mystique of El Dorado, The next apparent section
the city of gold, first recorded deals with music, art, the devel-
by Walter Raleigh in his book, opment of Guyanese literature,
THE DISCOVERIE OF THE the rising tide of sports devel-
LARGE, RICH AND opments, the architecture of
BEAUWTIFUL EMPYRE OF Guyana, healthcare, Iwokrama
GUIANA, 1596, which is the the green heart of Guyana, and
first published book on this underlining all of these is the
country. Also there is the 'land tourism story of the country.
of many waters' with about Herein you will find the exploits
1,515 named rivers, 1,613 of our musician like the effer-
named creeks. 18 lakes and 275 vescent Eddie Grant, our box-
waterfalls. And the country's ers bringing glory to this 'great
greatest marketing image, the land of Guyana' in the form of
mighty Kaieteur Falls. All those four world titles in recent years,
notions are saying, 'If you drink and our world renowned crick-
creek water and eat labba, you'll eters like Rohan Kanhai, Clive
always come back to Guyana'. Lloyd and others. Iwokrama,
From its opening pages, Guyana's gift to the world





The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has

learnt that some local and international organizations
intend to conduct exit polls and make preliminary
announcements of the results of the upcoming
elections. In this regard, GECOM takes the opportunity
to inform all stakeholders that the Chief Election Officer

is the only person legally authorised to announce the
official results of the National and Regional Elections.



plays 'host to a global, ten-
year-old experiment in sustain-
able rainforest development'.
Section three deals with the
economy and investment, find-
ing the gold of El Dorado, ex-
ploring the wealth of natural
treasures, agriculture the back-
bone of the country, education,
mass media and underlining all
of these interesting issues is de-
fence, national security and
public safety. Invest your time
reading this slice of GUYANA
and be rewarded beyond your
And a master's touch is the
final section that gives synop-
ses of GUYANA in French,
German, Portuguese and Span-
The master is Guyana-born,
UK-based editor and publisher,
Arif Ali, who founded the
Hansib Publications Ltd, UK, in
1970, a publishing house that
has become 'a movement' for
Britain's visible minority com-
munities. Since the 1980s,
Hansib has published more than
two hundred books and special-
ist titles. GUYANA is about the
14th in the 'Nation' series of
books a perfection of Ali's
craft and a touch of pride.
So forth first time we have
one book that bares it all;
GUYANA paints 'no rosy pic-
ture, but true reflection of
And that's the way it
ought to be it came to frui-
tion through Arif Ali, a man
who has great affection for the
land of his birth, who had
wanted to be prime minister of
his country, who has over 35
years in book publishing and
who is a shrew businessman.
Further, GUYANA was more
than ten years on the drawing
board. Cheddi Jagan when he
was president of Guyana
(1992 1997) invited Ali to
produce a book to 'show off'
the country. And Jagan knew
the value of literature, he knew
the value of a country's liter-
ary heritage; he was a prolific
writer and produced one of the
most well known books about
this country, THE WEST ON
TRIAL, also published by
Hansib that in 1988 produced

Simply labelled, GUYANA,
this massive 240-page book

12 Guyanese titles to mark the
150" anniversary of the arrival
of Indians from India to
At the time the idea of a
book to 'show off' Guyana was
mooted, the climate was not
right but Guyana was 'coming
back' in the words of Dave
Martins. And as Guyana ap-
proached its 401 anniversary as
an independent nation, things
started to fall into place for the
country to have its first official
book showcasing the country;
there was full support of the
government and formidable sup-
port from more than forty
Guyanese businesses and
organizations. At the time of
launch, 7,000 copies of the ini-
tial 10, 000 printed have been
sold even though a copy fetches
a hefty price of US$45.
GUYANA was launched on
July 7, 2006, one year to the
date after going into production.
GUYANA is one of the
better things to happen to
this country...and to you and
you and you.
Responses to this author
telephone (592) 226-0065 or

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


Persons who are registered for the
NIS SEMINAR Scheduled for 29th
& 30th August, 2006 are asked to
make urgent contact with the
Publicity and Public Relations Unit
on Telephone number 227-3461

Publicity and Public Relations Officer


S 1 DAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006 i^






Guyana Labour Union Region No.
Bartica Local Authority
Calvary Lutheran Church
General Assembly of the Church of God
Roman Catholic Bishop in Guyana
Upper Corentyne Agri Production Co-op
Evergreen/Paradise N.D.C
-La Bonne Intention/Better Hope L.A
Coverden/Soesdyke L.A.
National Hardware (Guyana) Ltd.
Hilton Ezekiel Mc Allister
Honnett S. Searwar
David Klautky
Olpa Henriques
George Oswald Union
R. C. Cathedral
Lellawattee Y. Singh
Multi-Investors (Guyana) Ltd.
Rural Marketing Centre
Mohamed Fazaud Yassin
N. P. Electronics International
Singh's Cash & Carry
Mirza Alimad Sahadat
Jaiwantie Bacchus
Maharaina P. Campbell
Full Gospel Fellowship Inc.
Organic Juice products
Aroaima Mining Company
Mohamed Imran Yassin
Pooran Seepersaud
Carvalall Michael Ivan
G. D. Setaram & Sans Trucking
Bibi Ishmael
Henry Barrington Jeffrey
Raymond De Freitas
Harripersaud Nokta
Edward Smart
Sheikazat All
Sirpaul Singh
Roxanne Jordan
Samuel G. Allen
Charity Urasara N.D.C:
Black Bush Polder N.D.C.
Anna Regina Town Council
Mohamed Kamrudeen Baksh.
Mohamed R.D. Khan
Ellen's Pre-School
Brenco Shipping & Trading
Bibi Akleema Mahamed
Linden Hospital Complex
Ganesh R. Shivnauth
Kumar Lallbachan
William Reynolds
New Taste Restaurant
Falcon Transportation & Construction
Sarvanand Drug Store
Mohamed Yusuf Ghanie A/k Tarzie
Bartica Business School



Bhagirath's Pharmacy
Roadside Baptist Church Skill Training
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy
Interior Flight Services
Lionel Hazel
Takur Persaud
Golden Star Contracting Services
Stephen Gomes
Farida Hillman
Wu Yan Feng
Berbice Chamber of Commerce
Prime News Inc.
Rif Lima Fish Port Complex
Donald Alleyne & Eunice Alleyne
Shawn & Allan Hopkinson
Bibi Shireen Azeez
Rajkumar Mohan
Singer Sewing Machine (Guyana) Ltd.
Coverden Fisheries
G. & P. Jaigobin & Sons
Narsha & Jason Beramsingh
Boodhoo General Store
Golden Pond Restaurant
AI-Madinah Islamic Academy
Amin's Enterprise
Teachabelle Day Care
Anais Private School
Grove Full Gospel Church
God's Battalion of Prayer Centre
Glory Chinese Restaurant
Blakraj Singh
Nicholas Brouet
Karen Gomes
B. Seenarine & D. Ganeshprasad
Sharda Ramkissoon Jaigobin
Shamsudin Mohamed Rahim
Compton Beckles & Wade Maycock
Ramsook P. Arjune
Mohlall Rupnarain
Light for Lost Assembly of God Church
Mahendra Datt Balram
Fizea Wilkie
Pioneer Construction Services
Kalam Azad
Shaheed's Boys & Girls Orphanage
Salim October
Queenstown Church of the Nazarene
Pramchand Ramgobin
The New Building Society
Shaffeeullah Sawmills
Hadit Persaud
Georgetown Football Club
Dr. Enid Denbow
Jamna Persaud
John Fredericks
Mohamed Insanally
Ramanand Singh
Zaladin Industrial & Comm. Trading



Baijnauth & Sons Ltd.
Skeldon Cane Farmers Marketing Co-op
Moses Bhagwan
Bibi Myzoon Bacchus
Ally Khan
Derek Bacchus
Associated Business Services
Parmanand Bipat

Shamshudin Hack & Jagranie Ramtahal
Gurdat Marray
Winston Humphrey Bakery
Kent Garment Factory Limited
Gypsy Snackette
Gordon Vandenburg
Ahamad Ally & Sons
L. Seepersaud Maraj & Sons
Eric & Kellian Hubbard
Ramchandra Singh
Mohamed Azad Hussain Haniff
Guyana Benedictines
Randolph Austin
Tula Persaud
Rajendra hall Kishun
Avinash New Amsterdam
Ganesh Singh & Bros. Logging
Karen Lawrie
Barakat Timbers & Trading Co.
R. L. Kishun
Guyana Rice Development Board
T ejnauth Karan
C & S Snackette & Bar
Margaret Jordan
Quality Ride Taxi service
Imran Hussain
Lyndill Furniture Store
Robindra Persaud Sookraj
Zen's Plaza
Rohan Chandan
Lakeram Haridat
Ahmad Durapallet- -
Stephen Thompson
Yasmin Deonauth
Toolsie Lakeram
S. Halls
Liang Jin Feng
Abdool H. Hoosain
Pay Less General Store
Thomas Giddings
Underwears Plus
Parmanand Mohanlal
Tooliamati Lawrence
Wendy Ramnanan
China manufacturing Industrial Import Co.
Seeroginee Seemichery
Orson Lambert
Maurice Jardine
Su Ji Heng

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The Guyana Elections Commission

GECOM) takes the

opportunity to inform every elector that, for the National
and Regional Elections, the Presiding Officer MUST
stamp the ballot paper twice (once at the top section for
the General Election and once at the bottom section for
the Regional Election) with a six digit number before
giving it to him/her for voting on Election Day, Monday,
28th August, 2006.







The Guyana
opportunity to

Elections Commission (GECOM) takes the
remind voters that on Election Day, Monday,


CLOSED AT 18:00 HRS (6 PM).

However, if at the hour of closing there are voters at a Polling
Station waiting in the queue to vote, the poll remains open for a
sufficient period of time to enable those electors to vote. The
Presiding Officer will take the name of the last voter in the queue
at 18:00 hours (6 pm) and instruct the Police Officer at the Polling
Station to stand behind that voter.


Go to your Polling Station and cast your vote early on


Monday, August 28, 2006
i ,.

No patties and hairspray?

Caribbean travellers had mixed
reactions to inconveinces suf-
fered following the uncovering
of an alleged plot to blow up
transatlantic flights.
Passengers boarding planes
at British airports and those fly-
ing into Britain, are not allowed
to take on board hand luggage or
any liquids, including drinks, lo-
tions and hair gels.
There were chaotic scenes at
Heathrow airport near London
two Thursdays ago as the new
security checks delayed thou-
sands of people.
The delays and heightened
security checks were also felt at
Caribbean airports for those
flying to Britain.
"They take away my pat-
He emerged from immigra-
tion after what he described as
a marathon two hours:"tired and
I just want to get home and they
take away my patties".
It was similar wait for pas-
sengers at VC Bird International

Airport in Antigua.
New Yorker Patricia
Salomon, who had experienced
9/11 first hand, told BBC Car-
ibbean at VC Bird International
that "I am very concerned about
this threat, but I [support the
tighter checks] 100 percent".
Feeling Safe
"I am feeling pretty safe I
got to be honest with you."
A women passenger who
did not give her name was very
upset with the major delays and
She said: "Can you imagine a
lady travelling and not having ahair
spray? Added to that sometimes
your baggage get left and then [in
this situation you could] end up
somewhere without your tooth-
paste, what do you about thatT'
Her experience and per-
haps frustrations will be
shared by more travellers to
and from the Caribbean as
Britain is set to maintain its
highest threat level for some
time yet. (BBC Caribbean)


(From page VII)
witnesses, including the victim, Archibald Batson, all of whom
can properly can be described as eye witnesses, were called
during the morning session, which ended at 11.30 am. They
were cross-examined by the accused, but the brevity of the
cross-examination, as well as the nature of the questions asked
of them according to Justice of Appeal George, "in our opin-
ion, indicate how inadequate he was to the task".
Justice George in his judgment added, "On the resumption
at 1.40 p.m., the medical doctor, who had examined the victim
on the night of the incident, gave evidence and he too was
cross-examined by the accused. After the doctor had completed
his evidence the accused requested an adjournment to 2.30 p.m.
to enable another legal practitioner, who he named to be present
and was to appear on his behalf.
This request was granted and the adjournment was taken at
1.48 p.m. On the resumption at 2.45 p.m., another barrister,
Mr. R. Hanoman, entered appearance on behalf of the accused
and he requested and was granted leave to further cross-exam-
ine the doctor. This the prosecution called its final witness, a
detective sgt. who gave evidence about having gone to the
scene on the night of the incident, of an oral statement made to
him by the accused, and also of a subsequent written state-
ment, both of which were under caution. After the witness had
been cross-examined, Mr. Hanoman made a request to have the
three eye witnesses recalled for further cross-examination, but
the trial judge refused the request.
Counsel for the State then cosed his case and the ac-
cused made a statement from the dock which according to
the Appellate court's, judgment, could be construed either
as a plea of self-defence or accident. He called no witnesses
and was eventually found guilty and sentenced to a term
of 5 years imprisonment and ordered to receive a whip-
ping of ten strokes.

The Queen's College Board of
Governors, Principal and Staff,
wish to advise all students who
have been awarded places at
Queen's College as of September,
2006 that
(a) Late Registration will be on
Wednesday 30th August,
2006 from 09:00h 13:00h.

(b) Orientation will be conducted
on Thursday 31st August,
2006 from 09:30h 12:00h in
the school's auditorium.


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God Bless You And Guyana



President Bharrat Jagdeo and Privatisation Head Mr. Winston Brassington
with the Contractors at Wednesday's Handing Over Ceremony.
with the Contractors at Wednesday's Handing Over Ceremony.

"I'm Ready to bridge
the Berbice River"
-Dutch expert

'I'm eager to start building the
bridge over the Berbice River.
It's been a long time coming
but finally we are at the start
of the project."

Mr. Henny Muskens of Bosch
Rexroth of the Netherlands is
Project Manager, on-site, for
the long awaited bridge.

"For me personally, the start
up is also a milestone
because I have been working
on this project since 2001. I
was involved in the

modification of the Demerara
Harbour Bridge in 1998-
1999, and still upkeep a
yearly maintenance
programme on that bridge
with my local company
Hycos Inc."
According to Muskens, "the
already established
relationship between the
Mabey & Johnson Group of
England and me was easily
connected to Bosch Rexroth,
since both are professional
companies and working at
the highest levels of quality."

He adds: "The experience
with the Demerara Harbour
Bridge, as well as the specific
knowledge and experience
of bridge management
helped us a lot in finding the
right and most efficient
solutions and applications
within the available budget."

"A floating bridge requires by
its nature a flexible solution,
therefore the 'COMPACT
200' panel bridge system of
Mabey & Johnson is the best
for this purpose."

Tb.e mwedurl bts e i to established mnext th e irny

lIaI Siflf Nte I contracted ae teo I Impui I
Ildhttuai~al titann Project SaImmin iai off the ib-

nTheff inraMtltr activities 5 9e i!awwlill! itei tett

Contractors received US$5.4M

The joint expertise of the Dutch and British firms
has been contracted to design and construct the
much-needed bridge across the Berbice River.
The US$5.4M presented to the contractors last
Wednesday represented the first tranche of the
payment due. But Chairperson of the BBCI, Geeta Singh,
was pleased to announce at the well-attended cocktail
luncheon at Cara Lodge on Quamina Street that all the
funding for the Bridge Project including ancillary works had
been secured.

President Bharrat Jagdeo was pleased to announce that
the project ushered in the biggest ever partnership between
the Private Sector and the Government in Guyana's history
when he delivered remarks at the ceremony.

"The Bridge is a Reality", declared BBCI head Geeta Singh,
to appreciative applause by a gathering which was also
described as a most significant gathering of Banking and
Insurance executives in one place at the same time in

The event guarantees the start-up preparations for
construction as from October 1, 2006. Eighteen (18)
months after, one of the world's longest floating bridge,
across Guyana's Berbice River, will be completed and
made operational.

Griffith interviews Dutch Bridge Builders HENNY
MUSKENS, On-site Supervisor and Installation
Manager and Ron Van Den Oetelaar, Director, Systems
and Engineering on NCN Channel 11 at 7:00 pm (19:00

BCCI gives commitment Geeta

Today is very momentous not
only for the investors in the
Berbice Bridge, or even for
Berbicians, but more so for all
Guyanese. We are here to
witness the ceremonial
payment of the first tranche of
monies for the sum of
US$5.4M to get the bridge
rolling!. I am pleased to
announce that as atAugust 1,
2006 the company was able
to secure all the financing
required to the tune of
US$40M. The bridge, ladies
and gentlemen is a reality!!

This idea of a bridge over the
Berbice River was touted for
so ma y rears and I know
that m my persons did not
believe that this could have

President, I can assure you
that there will be a bridge
over the river by the second
quarter of 2008 and all the
woes of using the ferry will be

At 1.55 kilometres, the
Berbice Bridge will be the
sixth longest floating bridge
in the world. Guyana will
have the honour of having
two of these bridges. So this
is indeed infrastructure that
all Guyanese should be
proud of. Also, it is the first
time that the private sector,
facilitated by the
Government of Guyana, has
been able to fund a project of
this magnitude locally. It is a
positive signal for our
country. As a Guyanese I am

TI n" company's logo.
The Eerbice Bridge Company incorporated
(BBCIP is symbolised by its abbreviations and
geometric patterns which capture the steel
panel technology To be used in the bridge's
construe action

IE 'S WiHAT CAN L O IOUTFOR... NE-N- wievery -eing possible. Mr.
Right now Engineers & Designers from Bosch Rexroth are ONE-ON-ONE ththe Contractor
working hard to get together all the bridging parts, Journalist Cecil Griffith will discuss details of the
elements, pontoons anchorage and drive and control construction of the Berbice River Bridge on his One- Inti Oducing...
soiyears on-One programme tonight, Sunday, August27, 2006. ,


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IONICLE Au ust 27, 2006



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Singh's Chairperson's Pledge

truly proud to be part of the

This impressive venture
represents a true partnership
between the worlds of
government and private
business which do not
always coincide but in this
case have worked together
brilliantly. The project will
result in the creation of jobs
and good investment returns
for our investors. There is a
lot of liquidity in the market
and this is an ideal
opportunity for the business
community. It clearly
indicates that with goodwill
and of course the existence
of a solidly commercial
venture that the private and
public sectors can and will

cooperate for the benefit of
the people of Guyana."

Our contractors, Mabey and
Johnson/Rexroth Bosch are
very experienced in this field
and have also been
associated with the current
SDemerara Harbour Bridge.
So they are not new to
working in our country either.
We can all definitely expect a
very modem and excellently
engineered bridge. A
supervision team with
outstanding credentials was
appointed to overlook this
project. The Berbice Bridge
Company is committed
towards ensuring that the
bridge is not only a good
structure but also a safe one.



S.o f, Sabita and Baldish "We live right
- .f,'. on Unity Street, D'Edward. They
pay us off already to moveto the new
Scheme at Number Two. We and
the eight children will dismantle the
House to there. The Bridge will be
convenient for the children to get to
school in NA."

Iris from Rosignol: "The Bridge will
be real good for crossing the river. My
nurse daughter will not be late for work
at the NA hospital anymore."

Vanessa and Pamela from
.: :a Rosignol: The Bridge is a
very good idea. It will be a
i\ 4 fast something in case of
emergency like pregnancy or
V appendicitis, to get the sickto
the hospital."

Mr. Seenarine of Palmyra "I'm about
one and a half miles east of where the
bridge will be at Crabwood Creek. I
am prepared to move, I am one of
three, who have to move. I want to
relocate my house myself and I told the
President I want to stay living right on
this side of the river. I have no problem
with the Bridge."

SNorman Semple out-going
S President of the Berbice Chamber of
"The Bridge will definitely be an
improvement in moving goods,
services and people across the river. It
will accelerate development in
Berbice, of course.

We maintain our
preference for an original
site on this site of the Bank nearer to
Bermine. However, a lot was explained to us
when the Bridge Company Directors visited
with us. Deficiencies and challenges with
respect to children going to school in New
Amsterdam from the West Coast Berbice,
will surface and will have to be addressed."

Mr. Rajendra Persaud -
Director Nand Persaud
Co Manufacturers of
Karibee Rice
"The Berbice River Bridge
will definitely facilitate the
transportation of our rice to
Georgetown 90% of our production.
Fears of the Bridge bringing more crime to Berbice can

be counter-balanced by the arrival of
more Police from Georgetown more
quicklytofightcrime in Berbice.
There are too many bottlenecks with the
Berbice River Ferry Service."

Mr Comette of
Rosignol "The
Bridge will cause a
few problems for
those of us at
Rosignol who send
children to school
at NewAmsterdam.
They'll have to pay
fares to D'Edward,
then from Palmyra to New Amsterdam.
These are increased costs. -If the
Rosignol NA Ferry is maintained,
we'll still have a choice."

New Amsterdam Fellows "We want
the Bridge but at Bermine instead of the
Crab Island Point Transportation will
be improved and movement through
New Amsterdam will generate

The Berbice River Bridge will be
managed competently. The economics
of the project and facility will be
monitored continuously as will security
systems be put in place to allay fears
and prevent potential criminal activity
the Bridge mightbe used for.
Crab Island/Palmyra and The New
Amsterdam end will develop as the
Bridge becomes operational. No doubt
private boat owners will also utilise
opportunities to ferry those who wish to
cross to and from Rosignol.
Ministry of Works officials have also
assured that all re-location issues will be
dealt with in a manner favourable to
those residents to be affected.

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Unity Street today Now a somewhat
neglected pot-holed village pathway. It
will be transformed, within months, into
the modem Berbice Bridge Access Road
on the West Coast Berbice location.

* A floating structure,
patterned after the
Demerara Harbour
Bridge, but modified to
take into consideration
the problems faced.
* Built from D'Edward
Village on the western
bank of the Berbice
River to Crab Island on
the eastern bank.
* Road decks made of
boxes, which will retain
its form better than the
decking panels on the
Demerara Harbour
* Only 39 pontoons will
be required due to its
improved design, as
compared to the 123
pontoons on the
Demerara Harbour
Bridge, resulting in
lower maintenance
* High quality and
durable anti-skid road
surface with minimum
of noise when traffic
* High span for river
traffic, with an opening
of 12 meters high and
40 meters wide, and
with a similar retracting
system of the Demerara
Harbour Bridge to allow
sea going vessels to
* High side panels which
allow heavier traffic
* Bridge holds on to
concrete blocks laid
out on the riverbed,
with anchor pressed
onto the riverbed 18
meters deep and with a
holding power of 50
tons each.
* Estimated length of
bridge is 1.55 km.
Connected to the
Corentyne Highway by
3.5 km of new roadway
and to the Rosignol
Highway by an
improved 0.8 km of
* Access roads funded
by IDB US$1m from
bridge and culvert
* Located just five
minutes away from
New Amsterdam
commercial center.



James Canni

James Cannings

He is known as an accom-
plished guitarist, keyboardist,
composer, arranger,
songwriter, producer, TV host
and studio engineer.

He was born in Guyana,
now resides in New York and
travels the world. He carries his
guitar and amplifier to hospitals,
nursing homes, senior centres,

James Cannings and Evander Hollyfeild

hospices, schools, colleges, li-
braries, universities, and inter-
national festivals to share his
reggae/world beat renditions.
His forte is not a single
genre. He plays reggae, ska, ca-
lypso, Latin, funk,-blues, pop,
highlife, jazz. He is none other
than Mr. James Cannings.
Through a unique blend of
comedy, dance, music, and lec-
ture routines, Cannings offers
programs in substance abuse,
social studies, and multi-cultural
or global studies. His degree
from Baruch College-in Interna-
tional Marketing facilitates
management of all aspects of his
"Music is a business", he
explains. "I can take a song
from the mind to the market
through all the necessary pro-
James Cannings has been
releasing records since 1975.
His first single on Empire
Records (USA) released in the
West Indies, Africa and Canada
was #32 on the top 40. charts
of WHSB radio in the U.S.
Tyrone Downie, keyboardist

with Bob Marley & the Wailers
programmed Cannings' cross-
over record "As Time Goes
On." Downie played keyboards
qn this recording.
In the West Indies,
Cannings was keyboardist with
Jackie Opel, vocalist of the
Troubadours of Barbados. He
was also instrumental in the
initial career development of
Arrow of 'A feeling, hot, hot,
hot," fame. On "The Best of
James Cannings," album, Ar-
row sings background vocals
Son "Dayo."
Cannings is proud of shar-
ing his reggae/world vision with
US Presidents. By invitation of
former President Carter, he was
a guest at the White House in
1979; and his files boast re-
sponses from Presidents
Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton
and from New York's first Af-
rican American Mayor, Mayor
David Dinkins. They have ac-
knowledging both receipt of his
music and consideration of his
"As an entertainer/ busi-
nessman I am committed to

world peace." James has and
continues to perform for all
peace vigils since 2001.
Recently, Cannings founded
OOPS -Our Own Performance
Society, Inc.-a not-for-profit
corporation, which champions
performing rights' needs and lob-
bies on behalf of songwriters and

music publishers.
To date, Cannings has re-
corded five full-length.albums.
He has re-released his digitally
re-mixed album "All That Jazz
and Blues" featuring his Jazz
mentor and friend, the late Frank
His next performance
would be at the 2006 peace vigil.
in New York this September.
Cannings' says, "I am .a
student of.the universe; its-'
my mission to aid in the spini-
tual upliftment of mankind
through positive, thought-
provoking lyrics."

CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes to Morltgomnery
Canterbury and Barbara Adams who tied the nupti ial
know on August 19 at Queenstown Moravian Church/.
Anira and New Gardens Street. The couple later.
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Guyana's Biomes

Hello Readers,
Last week we looked at biomes,
the types found in the world
and how we can conserve and
preserve them. This week we
will look at the types of biomes
found in Guyana and the poten-
tial threats they face.
There are four main types
of biomes found in Guyana.
They are:
Aquatic Biome
Savannah Biome
Grassland Biome
Tropical Rainforest

The aquatic biome includes
all the water that is on the
earth's surface. This includes
freshwater and marine environ-
ments which covers three
fourths of the earth. There are
thousands of animals and plants
in this biome. These plants and
animals are affected by events
in the waters. For Guyana, our
marine biome would be, as you
would guess, our Atlantic influ-
ence Shore-zone and our fresh-
waterbiomes include: Esturians,
swamps, lakes, creeks, rivers.
Climate does not have
much affect on the marine
biome, but the marine biome
largely affects our terrestrial
climate! It provides rain for
crops through evaporation,
wind to help circulate air, and
affects coastal temperatures.
Since water does not heat up
or cool down very quickly,
there are only small changes
in the biome. While the
earth's climate does not dras-
tically affect the marine
biome, the marine biome
does affect climate over land.
Marine currents affect all the
coastal areas and the winds
usually match the water tem-
There are serious dangers to
the waters of the world and
these come from oil spills and
water pollution. Dumping of
trash and toxic wastes in the
ocean by companies is another
major issue affecting the world's

water sources. Even the laziness
of everyday citizens who dump
their trash in the ocean is affect-
ing the marine biome.
How the marine biomes will
fare in the future is still under
debate. As the world begins to
understand the importance of
the interconnection between life,
land and sea, new awareness will
bring better protection for all
the earth's resources.

A savannah biome as many
would guess can be found in the
Rupununi savannahs of
Guyana. This eco-region forms
part of the "transverse dry belt"
that separates the moist forests
of the Orinoco Basin from those
of the Amazon Basin. The larg-
est savanna patch is near the in-
tersection of Brazil, Venezuela,
and Guyana, with the other two
found farther east in Brazil, near
the borders of Suriname and
French Guiana. These savannas
were created by a combination
of an impermeable subsoil layer
and sandy and gravelly soils lo-
cated on a deep water table.
Grass is the dominant vegetation
type, with shrubs, trees, and
small forest islands found here
as well. Annual rainfall is be-
tween 40 to 80 inches (1,000 to
2,000 mm). Cypress,
Melostome, and Nance are
among the most common types
of trees in this eco-region.
Nance trees have delicious yel-
low fruits that are a delicacy to
both wildlife and local people.
The large, relatively intact
grasslands of the Guyana Sa-
vanna eco-region lie between the
Amazon and Orinoco River Ba-
sins in northern South America.
They are-embedded in a land-
scape of tropical rainforest and
tepui sandstone peaks. These
grasslands occur in three distinct
patches, becoming increasingly
smaller as they move south from
the Guyana Shield to the mouth
of the Amazon River. The di-
verse landscape contains clues to
its inhabitants, if you look
closely. Jaguars, for example, are

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rarely seen but leave traces that
can be identified, such as paw
prints. You might also see the
feathers of hawks and eagles or
the tracks of an armadillo.

Reptiles, mammals, and
birds have been poorly surveyed
in this region because of its re-
moteness. However, large, intact
grasslands and surrounding habi-
tats are able to support diverse
populations including pumas,
jaguars, giant anteaters, giant ar-
madillos, and tapirs. Birds found
in this eco-region include the
harpy eagle, the largest raptor in
South America; the jabiru, a large
water bird; the great tinamou, a
large land bird; and the savanna
hawk. Other birds sometimes
seen here include the black-faced
hawk, red-shouldered macaw,
and painted parakeet.

The East-West Highway in
northern Brazil is opening this
eco-region to deforestation, frag-
mentation, and poaching. Min-
ing and cattle ranching are also

Grasslands are often the

transition from desert to forest
near the forest where rainfall is
abundant; trees grow intermixed
with tall grasses. Trees are lim-
ited to river and stream basins.
The openness and continuous
expanse of the grasslands seem
like an endless ocean of green.
As you move away from the
forest, rain fall decreases, soil
change occurs, and stretches of
treeless tall grass become evi-
dent. In Guyana, this type of
home can be found in Orealla
and Siparuta areas in Berbice.

Tropical rainforest cover
about 6% of the earth's total
surface. They are located mainly
at the equator. The rainforest cli-
mate is warm most of the year
and as you guessed, collects a
lot of rain throughout the year.
Although the rainforest occu-
pies a small land mass on the
earth they are home to 90% of
earth's plant and animal species.
Most of Guyana's forests are
considered tropical rainforests.
The Iwokrama Forest is
known for having the highest
species richness for fish (over
420 ) any area this size in the
world. It is also known for hav-

ing an astonishingly high bird di-
versity (over 500). Further,
Iwokrama Forest has also been
identified as a global hotspot for
several plant families, including
Lecythidaceae and
"The Iwokrama Forest also
holds an incredible animal diver-
sity estimated to be at least 200
mammals, 500 birds, 420 fish
and 150 species of amphibians
and reptiles. More than 30% of
the mammals and many other
animals are listed as endangered
under the International Conven-
tion on the Trade in Endangered
Species. This healthy animal
population helps make the re-
gion a prime conservation and
ecotourism area within Guyana
and the Guiana Shield."

As always the most signifi-
cant threat to our biomes is the
activities of man. Over the
years, biomes (marine biome in
particular) have been subjected
to oil spills and water pollution
that cause severe destruction to
animals and plants. Then we
have increasing threats from de-
forestation where it has been
determined that rainforests are
disappearing at about 80 acres
per minute, day and night.
Forests are important as
they are home to the most di-
verse biotic communities in the
world. Hidden within these
biomes are potential medicines
and many thousands of unseen

and undiscovered species. Also,
forests have a global climate-
buffering capacity, so their de-
struction may cause large-scale
changes in global climate.
One of the most serious
threats to the future of tropical
forests is deforestation, the per-
manent change in land use from
forests to other uses. Most
commonly, forests are cleared
for subsistence farming, mining
and logging. However, most
tropical forest soils are not
suited to thzse uses and the)
quickly degrade. Deforestation
also occurs as a consequence of
the expansion of commercial ag-
riculture, exploitive logging prac-
tices, land settlement schemes,
infrastructure development, hy-
droelectric projects and mineral/
petroleum exploration. The un-
derlying causes of deforestation
include rapid population
growth, poverty, illiteracy, ineq
(Continued on page XVI)




The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) takes the
opportunity to urge all voters to take steps to get to know the
respective Polling Stations where they are registered to vote
at the 2006 General and Regional elections.

GECOM has established Registration Offices in every Region in
Guyana. GECOM has also established Offices for each of the
ten Returning Officers who are responsible for the conduct of the
elections in the ten Regions.

GECOM has also posted the 2006 Official List of Electors and the
2006 List of Polling Places on its website which could be accessed

Voters are urged to check with the Registration Office or the
Office of the Returning Officer that is responsible for their
respective areas to get clear directions about the location of the
Polling Station where they are registered to vote.

If you do not know the location of the Registration Office or
Returning Officer responsible for the area where you live, simply
call any of the GECOM'S hotline numbers 225-0277, 226-1651,
226-1652, 223-9650 or visit the GECOM website at

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Medical Biotechnology

- Part 12 Pharmacogenomics

The promise of
In our last column two Sun-
days ago, we provided some ex-
amples of the link between the
gene variants controlling the Cy-
tochrome P450 (abbreviated
CYP) family of drug metaboliz-
ing enzymes. The examples we
discussed demonstrated both
the inhibitory and inducing ef-
fects of a number of familiar
drugs, grapefruit juice and two
vegetables broccoli and
Brussel sprouts.
The CYP family of en-
zymes are also powerful
"detox" proteins in our bodies.
An important message in all this
is the realization that individu-
als have different variants of
these genes and hence different
abilities of metabolizing the
same drugs due to enzyme varia-
tions or relative "abundance" or

effectiveness. It is our individual
genetic variations that translate
into our differences in reactions
to drugs.
The dawn of the genomic
era and the related promise of
pharmacogenomics usher new
vistas in the practice of medi-
cine and health care delivery.
Medical practice is being revo-
lutionized in an unprecedented
way by biotechnology, genetic
engineering and the related tools
of chemical genetics and molecu-
lar biology.
A very basic and fundamen-
tal lesson in genetics is the un-
derstanding that our physical
appearances (anatomy and mor-
phology), measurable metabolic
processes (biochemistry) and
functioning of our bodies and
related organs (physiology) ex-
pressed as the phenotype is the

result of an interaction between pharmacogenomics in relation
our individual genetic make up to drug safety (adverse drug re-
and the environment, actions) and efficacy as well as
Effectively, if identical other factors such as nutrition
twins with almost identical ge- and their interactions at the ge-
netic make-up were to each be netic and metabolic levels.
exposed to very different ha- It may be relevant to note
bitual or environmental sec- one of our examples of the
narios over a period of time, it CYP3A4 enzyme and the inter-
is very likely the different en- action between the antibiotic
vironments will lead to some Ciprofloxacin and the narcotic
level of differential physical or drugs, cannabinoids, from mari-
phenotypic expression between juana, and to link this with real
them. life drug safety situations.
Extending the preceding ex- Clearly, by extension from our
ample, identical twins with a discussions on
genetic risk factor for lung can- pharmacogenomics, not every
cer will not both develop lung individual has the genetic make-
cancer if one is a heavy smoker up to metabolize the narcotic
(smoking as the "environ- drugs frommarijuanaefficiently.
ment"), while the other takes all Anecdotally, it is this varia-
the precautions to mitigate lung tion, possibly coupled with ig-
cancer risk factors. Clearly, the norance of our individual "men-
smoking "environment" inter- tal stability" genetic risk factors
acts with the "risky" genetic that may result in "adverse
make-up to trigger the onset of marijuana reactions" leading
lung cancer in the "smoke-con- to mental illness in some india-
taminated exposed" twin. viduals who use marijuana, not

Concept of
The several examples of
drug interactions based on CYP
discussed last week and our
comments on adverse drug reac-
tions fall within the purview of
what is called
pharmacovigilance. In es-
sence, this concept deals with
considerations of



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

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

(i) New Registrants.

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

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

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

Visit the GECOM Registration Office responsible for your

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

knowing it is dangerous for their
specific genetic make-up and re-
lated CYP enzymes and some
of their unique brain function
modulating proteins and other
The genetic basis of mental
illness, schizophrenia, is now
well defined according to a re-
cent review in the European
Journal of Human Genetics vol-
ume 14, published two months
ago, by Professors Brien Riley
and Kenneth Kendler of the
Departments of Psychiatry and
Human Genetics of the Virginia
Commonwealth University in

(Continued on page XVII)

'Guyana's ...
(From page XV)
uitable land distribution, and the lack of economic alternatives.
With the loss of forests to deforestation, there is a correspond-
ing loss of the world's biodiversity. How many species are lost
each year is unknown. Many of these species have a potential eco-
nomic value for humankind, and all of them have an intrinsic value
as distinct species that share our global ecosystem.
Logging has depleted many old-growth temperate forests. The
increased demand for homes, paper, and other wood products have
not allowed for much conservation. More recently, people have be-
gun to realize that logging has cleared much of these forests. Wiser
use of the forests and efforts to replant trees has helped to slow
down the depletion of these communities.
Tropical forests have fallen victim to timber exploitation, slash
and bur farming, and clear felling for industrial use or cattle ranch-
ing. Our increasing, demand for meat products has spurred these
events. For years, this destruction was occurring at a rapid rate.
Over half of the world's original tropical forests are already gone.
Public attention to this exploitation has helped to alleviate the prob-
lem somewhat, though many challenges are still to be faced.
Freshwater biomes have suffered mainly from pollution. Run-
off containing fertilizer and other wastes and industrial dumping
enter into rivers, ponds, and lakes and tend to promote abnormally
Rapid algae growth. Whenthese algaedie dead organic matteraccu-
mulates in the water. This makes the water unusable and it kills
many of the organisms living in the habitat. Stricter laws have helped
to slow down this thoughtless pollution.
Over-fishing and pollution have threatened to make oceans into
ecological disaster areas. Industrial pollutants that are dumped up-
stream of estuaries have rendered many marine habitats unsuitable
for life. Again, tighter regulations have been used to prevent further
destruction of the ocean biomes. We need to curb the bad practices
of water pollution and over harvesting of our natural resources so
as to maintain the continued use for many years to come.
I hoped that the information shared for the past two weeks was
informative as well as enlightening. Biomes are very valuable to us
and we should see that measures are put into place to protect and
conserve them. Without biomes, the world will not exist. So let us
vow to educate ourselves about protecting biomes so that our future
children and grandchildren will reap the benefits of this life.
You can share your ideas with other readers by sending
your letters to: "Our Environment", C/o EIT Division, Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen, UG
Campus, GREATER GEORGETOWN. Or email us at, or
with questions and comments.

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Medical Biotechnology

- Part 12 Pharmacogenomics

(From page XVI)

the USA.

Pharmacogenomics and
drug discovery
Last week we noted the
well established fact that the
CYP gene is known to vary
within the population. This is
now well documented in vari-
ous reports on phase 1 drug
discovery trials as in one such
detailed report in the July 2004
issue of the journal
Pharmacogenomics volume 5.
Therefore genetic variations that
change the properties of en-
zymes involved in the break
down these drugs can cause

what is called an adverse drug
reaction to varying degrees in
the same population and even
the same family.
In the study alluded to in
the preceding paragraph Dr. Jo-
seph Solus and his collaborators
of BioVentures, Inc., noted that
"the ability of an individual to
metabolize drugs depends upon
numerous factors, including en-
vironment, age, gender, nutrition
and genetics," although the ge-
netics involved is now being
better understood.
According to a paper pub-
lished last week in the August
2006 issue, volume 24 of the
journal Nature Biotechnology,
the emerging revolu-
tion in medical biotech-

nology combines good
biotechnology diagnos-
tic tools and tech-

Jindividualized drug
S therapy. The conver-
gence of drug therapy
and related high-tech
S diagnosis has resulted
in the emergence of
yet another new termi-
nology and discipline
called theragnostics!
The opening para-
graph of this newest
article by Professor
Vural Ozdemir of the
University of Califor-
nia at Irvine and his
Fig.2: Molecular arrangement of coauthors from the
nitrogenos base-pairs- Adenine (A); universities of
Thymine (T); Cytosine (C) and Guanine Montreal, Canada and
(G). A single change in an CaliforniaatSan Diego
arrangement of a pair results in a indicate a shifting em-
genetic variant called SNP. phasis from

pharmacogenomics to
theragnostics, while distinguish-
ing the two. Though a bit heavy
in terminology for the "uniniti-
ated", we quote here the rel-
evant paragraph:
"Pharmacogenomics aims to
identify the genetic basis of
variability in drug efficacy and
safety, and ultimately develop
diagnostics that can individual-
ize pharmacotherapy.
Theragnostics, a term denoting
the fusion of therapeutics and
diagnostics, is receiving increas-
ing attention as
pharmacogenomics moves to
applications at point of patient
care. In contrast to
pharmacogenomics, theragnostic
tests focus not on a singular
marker set, such as genetic
polymorphisms, but rather on
the integration of information
from a diverse set of biomarkers
(e.g., genomic, proteomic,
Despite our single common
biological and evolutionary heri-
tage, we have genetic variations
within the human biodiversity.
To be continued next week.
All articles in this column
are authored by John
Caesar, the consulting
national project coordinator.

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Wil concentration on a New Agriculture change Ives i rural areas of Coribbei Countries?

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IlCA) and
the Secretariat of The Alliance for Sustainable Development of Agriculture
and the Rural Milieu (The Alliance) invite you to share your vision of a New
Agriculture (Agribusiness, Agro-biodiversity, Agro-energy Agriculture
and Tourism) for future development in the rural communities of Caribbean


are a national of an IICAMember State (Caribbean 1)
are between 14 and 25 years old
are a member of a youth group with an interest in the development
of agriculture in the Caribbean
have ideas on how concentration on a new agriculture can help to
improve youth livelihoods, especially in the rural areas of your

then participate in The Alliance Essay Competition. Tell us in 2500 words
how you think a New Agriculture could make life better in your country,
especially for young people and what needs to be done to achieve this goal.

The Prizes

Fourteen (14)National and three (3) Regional Prizes will be awarded. First
place winner at the regional level will be invited to collect the award during
the Caribbean Week of Agriculture to take place October 02-07, 2006 in
Nassau, The Bahamas.

Competition Rules


must be in English, Spanish or French
should not exceed 2 500 words
should include your name, age, group/school affiliation (if any) and
full contact information (home address, telephone number, e-mail
address, if available)

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1. The Guyana Revenue Authority invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders
for the projects listed hereunder:
(a) Extension of the Licence Revenue Office
(b) Construction of Lethem Dwelling Quarters
(c) Construction of Office Complex, Linden
2. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding
Documents from the Deputy Commissioner, Human and Financial Resources
Division, 91 Middle Street, Georgetown from 09:00h to 15:00h, Monday to Friday.
4. Qualification requirements include:
(a) A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Commissioner -
Guyana Revenue Authority.
(b) A valid National Insurance Certificate from the General Manager -
National Insurance Scheme.

5. A complete set of Tender Documents may be obtained by interested bidders from
the address above upon payment of a non-refundable fee of two thousand five hundred
dollars ($2,500). The method of payment must be cash or manager's cheque.
6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope, which does not in any way
identify the Bidder and should be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement
and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Northwestern Building, Main
& Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
7. Tenders should be marked at the Top Left Hand Corner "TENDER FOR.....- Guyana
Revenue Authority". Please note that each project tendered for should be submitted in
a separate envelope.
8. Tenders should be deposited in the Tender Box at the Ministry of Finance not later than
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present at the opening, which would take place immediately after the close of Tenders.
9. The Guyana Revenue Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids
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The Chief Medical Officer wishes to notify all Medical
Practitioners that the elections for the appointment of
members to be Medical Council will be held on Friday,
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Ministry of Health, Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown.
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SUNDAY CHliLdiClCLE August 27, 2006 XIX

A Guyana Lands and Surveys
22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'Urban Backlandu

Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission invites suitable persons to
apply for the under-mentioned positions: -
S Administrative Assistant (SECRETARY)
Possesses at least GCE "0" Level/CXC/equivalent passes, with a
pass in English Language (General).
Experience and Knowledge
He/she must be computer literate and proficient in using
Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point and must be able to
type at least 25 words per minute. He/she should have at least
3 years experience in a similar position and good interpersonal
Salary Range $ 30,966 $ 52,024 per month
ust have at least a sound primary education and possess a
clean and valid Driver's License authorising him/her to drive
Motor Car and Pickup Van.
Experience and Knowledge:
He/she must have a minimum of three (3) years driving
experience, and must have a basic understanding of the
operation and maintenance of automobiles. He/she must be
aware of basic protocol, the Guyanese transportation network
and basic traffic regulations and have defensive driving skills.
Salary Range $ 28,489 $ 43,353 per month
Must have at least 3 GCE Levels or CXC passes (General)
with Mathematics included.
Experience and Knowledge:
Two (2) years proven experience asan-Office Assistant or a
Customer Service Officer and able to operate photocopier and
.plan copier machine will be an asset. He/She must be a quick
learner and must be able to communicate with and attend to
Salary Range $ 28,489 $ 43,353 per month
A copy of any of the Job Specification and Job Description cai e uplifted
from the Human Resources Section of the Commission at 0u:. below
stated address between normal working hours.
Suitable and Interested persons can submit their applications including a
detailed Curriculium Vitae and the name and contact of at least two
references no late-thar Friday, September 1', 2006, to:
Tue C )rporateAff iirs Mianager
Guya a Lands and Co 'eys Comiissicn
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D'U1 JIn .. klia-l

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
position of:
Planning Officer

The position is within the Planning Unit in the Ministry of Health,
and involves planning and monitoring, implementation of projects
supported by some of our international partners. The position will
allow for significant .scope for growth and career development,
intensive interaction with counterpart organizations and local
partners, and training in areas such as Project Management,
Monitoring and Evaluation. This position will provide the
individual with the opportunity to be creative and develop his/her
decision-making skills in performing his/her duties on a daily basis.

Minimum Requirements:

C A BSc Degree in Economics/Management or Business
Administration from a recognized University. Applicants
with four (4) :years experience in ,project planning :and
management would be desirable.
I, Computer literacy and experience, in the use of Microsoft
S.Excel, Wordanid PoweiPoint.,
S:Initiative, ability to effectively communicate with others,
good problem-solving skills.
Sound knowledge of accounting principles would be an

Applications shouldbe sent to the office of:-

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health
L['j 1 Brickd. m,
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The Passage

We made it through the soup and salad without inci-
dent It began when the waiter came to take away
our salad plates and put on others for the main course.
He collected John's and mine, and then reached for
my father's. But he could not lift it, because my fa-
ther was holding it to the table with both hands.
"I'm sorry," said the waiter. "I thought you were
I'm finished," said my father.
"Oh," said the waiter, and again reached for the
salad plate. My father held on.
"May I take your plate, sir?' said the waiter.
"No," said my father mildly.
The waiter stood in confused silence for a moment
"But I have to put another plate there, sir."
My father shook his head. "It is all right," he said.
"Don't go to any bother."
The waiter blinked and then smiled weakly. "Oh,
it's no bother at all," he said, and again reached for
the plate.
This time, my father put his hands over the plate to
protect it The waiter stopped short and straightened
up. He looked at us in something akin to frenzy, and
John gestured with his head. The waiter retreated to
the back of the room and stood there watching us from
long distance. He was pale and still had a plate in his
"Pop, said John, "Why don't you give him your
My father shrugged. "It's clean enough," he said.
This time John blinked. "I don't understand what
you mean."
"They shouldn't waste a plate," said my father.
"This one's fine."
John regarded my father for a long moment "It's
really no bother", he said. "They've got a washer back
there that does all the work."
"Well, they might run short," my father said.
"I'm telling you, Pop," said John. 'There's no dan-
ger." He took a deep drag of his cigarette and leaned
forward again. "Pop," he said, "You're going to get
that waiter in trouble."
"What?" said my father concernedly.
"It's this way," said John. 'They're supposed to
put a new plate on for each course. That's the way
the management wants it. If the waiter doesn't do it
and one of the managers sees him, he gets fired on
the spot."
'I never heard of such a thing," my father said.
'It's true," said John. "That waiter's probably wor-
ried plenty by now."
"Well hell," said my father. "Tell him to take it
(Sweet Promised Land by Robert Laxalt (1959:

For a better understanding of the text
SSweet Promised Land is a biography of Laxalt's
father, a Basque shepherd who went to America when

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,...Therefore confess your sins to each
;other and pr:ay for each other so that you
;may be heaado. The prayer of a righteous
:man is powerful and effective."
James 5:16 (NIV)'

he was sixteen. As Laxalt puts it, "My father was a
sheepherder, and his home was the hills. So it began
when he was a boy in the misted Pyrenees of Nevada."
Above is the description of Laxalt's father at the
age of 63. He was in an exclusive New York restau-
rant, on his way back to his homeland for the first time
since he came to America. Observe how the writing
goes straight to the point.

Points to Ponder
1. Explore the language of the waiter and give
about two observations about it. Look at his com-
'Tm sorry. I thought you were finished."
"May I take your plate, sir?"
"But I have to put another plate there, sir."
"Oh, it's no bother at all."
2. Was the brother making up the story about man-
agement and new plates? Give reasons for your an-
3. In essence, why do you think the father refused
to let the waiter take his plate? What did the father
actually say?
4. What is your understanding of that aspect of the
culture from which the writer's father came?
5. Has anything similar to what happened in the ex-
tract ever happened to you? Tell about it. And if your
own writing can provoke such discussion, then it has
hit the mark of excellence.

Sentence Faults
At this point it is good that you are reminded about
sentence faults. Writing becomes more interesting
when it is free from sentence faults which happen when
you write sentences that are either incomplete (frag-
ment) or when you allow them to run together (run-
on). We are concerned today with incomplete struc-
tures only.
1. Sentence Fragments
Bluntly put, a sentence fragment is an incomplete

If you put a full stop at the end of a phrase or a
subordinate clause you will create a fragment.

You can correct a fragment by joining it on to a sen-
tence. Observe what a fragment looks like, and look
at how each situation is corrected.

Fragment: After watching the milk boil for five sec-
onds. My mother was ready to give us some.
Correct: After watching the milk boil for five sec-
onds, my mother was ready to give us some.

Sometimes you can add words or you can change
the wording to make the fragment a complete sense
in itself.

Fragment: Watching the milk boil for five minutes.
Correct: My mother was watching the milk boil for
five minutes. .
Fragment: One of the puppies that had a bath in
the rain.
Correct: One of the puppies had a bath in the rain.
Examples of Complete Sentences
The bruised bats had been beaten for a hundred
Soon it will become dry and hot in the north.

On 4th April she married George Bernard in New
Amsterdam, Berbice.
In 1999 the Gorgons finally beat them at their own

Identify the Sentences
After identifying the proper sentences below, say
what is not right with the others.
1. I finished my breakfast early yesterday morning.
2. Decided to call my sister, Mary.
3. A house next door to the polling place.
4. They've been friends for the last six months.
5. Skipping over the border.
6. Brought a great discomfort to the family.
7. Family business is a uniting force.
8. Good for you.

The Poem
Here is a poem for you to read and think

That one small boy with face like pallid cheese
And burnt-out little eyes could make a blaze
As brazen, fierce and huge, as red and gold
Any zany yellow as the one that spoiled
Three thousand guineas worth of property
And crops at Godwin's farm on Saturday
Is frightening -- as fact and metaphor
An ordinary match intended for
The lighting of a pipe or kitchen fire
Misused may set a whole menagerie
Of flame-fanged tigers roaring hungrily.
And frightening, too, that one small boy should set
The sky on fire and choke the stars to heat
Such skinny limbs and such a little heart
Which would have been content with one warm kiss
Had there been anyone to offer this.
(Vernon Scannell)
Some simple questions at this time:
1. What happened that day?
(a) A boy went mad.
(b) A boy needed warmth.
(c) A zoo was created.
(d) A set of colours was seen.

2. Who or what is frightening?
(a) The blazing fire
(b) The boy's action
(c) The loneliness
(d) The zoo animal

3. Why is the boy's heart described as "little"?
(a) It as a small boy's heart.
(b) It was indeed little.
(c) It needed heat.
(d) It was smaller than usual.

4. The best name for the poem is this one:
(a) One Small Boy
(b) Godwin's on Saturday
(c) An Ordinary Match
(d) The Great Fire

Creative Writing
Read the poem above many more times again. Try
to put yourself in the place of the child in the highly
descriptive story the poem is telling. Write a compo-
sition that is as vividly told as the poem. Show your
effort to your study partners.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 27, 2006 _^^

Cinema's influence on

Guyanese social stability

, WM% A ermments of decolonised nations What the film does in a African friend, obviously less Richard Brooks, the film's

(Part 4)

By Terence Roberts

IT IS quite rewarding and
useful to take a closer look
at a few specific classic films
from the history of cinema, to
see what permanent lessons
they hold for Guyanese
In the 1950's decolonisation
changes were spreading like
wildfire across tropical nations
that had endured various Euro-
pean colonisations for centuries.
The diverse abuses and injus-
tices of these colonisations are
familiar by now, and involve
geographic explorations, planta-
tion slavery, invasion, inden-
tured servitude, racism, eco-
nomic exploitation, etc.
Indeed the very idea of
"progress". or the modem world
with all its comforts, was para-
doxically built on such a global
history of cruel economic ambi-
tions among all races on all con-
We are now left to ask our-
selves, what does such a com-
plex road to progress mean?
And specifically, will the
struggle for freedom from Euro-
pean imperialism, colonialism,
and exploitation, end with bet-
ter post-colonial nations, with
little or no economic exploita-
tion of one race by another, one
class by another, little or no in-
justice, racism, or freedom to
think and express oneself with-
out fear?
While many political gov-

behaved as though their anti-co-
lonial struggles and eventual na-
tional independence naturally
ushered in some sort of Utopian
era, free of exploitation, social
revenge, injustice, and various
bigotries, which seemed to be
invented by white imperialism,
artists with no political agenda
from many nations knew that
human change was not as
simple as that.
Concerned with the human
condition, the human mind. and
human actions, artists world-
wide, especially those involved
in literature and film-making.
which are closely linked, have
consistently tried to show vari-
ous ways out of this dilemma
of repeating the same human
mistakes, misunderstandings.
and eventual tragedies which re-
sult from naive and shallow be-
liefs in the evil of one race and
the natural goodness of another.
the evil of one system of reli-
gions and politics, and the natu-
ral goodness of another.
"Something Of Value" is a
1957 Hollywood film which
digs deeply into the human con-
dition under colonialism in the
Anglo African colony of 1950s
Kenya, and the famous Mau-
Mau tribal rebellion which
emerged there. The film became
a major interest to Guyanese of
the 1950s & 60s. when it was
often shown in local cinemas,
,because Guyana's local history
of European colonisation could
easily be seen in a stereotypi-
cal fashion which lumped it
hastily with Anglo Colonisation
in Africa, India, Asia, etc.

very realistic style is show us
how obsessions of racial power
produce rivalries and national in-
stabilities which lead to the to-
tal collapse of human progress.
Rock Hudson as the white
colonial settler in Kenya and
Sidney Poitier as his childhood

Westernised, in two of their best
performances, see their individu-
ality and friendship come apart
in the social and racial turmoil
that erupts, forcing them to take
the side of their race in a con-
flict they did not start, but
which affects them.

Director, and one of
Hollywood's best, was often
seen as too honest by U.S. au-
thorities, to the extent that one
U.S. diplomat in Italy objected
to his film "Blackboard Jungle",
again with Poitier, being shown

at the Venice Film Festival.
In "Something Of Value"
the boyhood and adult friend-
ship of Hudson and Poitier is
almost destroyed by the collec-
tive racism of Hudson's white
colonial society, and Poitier's re-
taliating collective tribal family
and race.
It is this precious friendship
of Hudson and Poitier, and their
equal love for Africa, the home-
land they share, which is the
"something of value" this bril-
liant unforgettable film pre-
serves right down to the present
where, the same conflicts and

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One 22 RB Dragline
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One Land Rover Short Base Jeep

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One Ford Wagon

One Avelina Baford Mining Truck
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One Susuki Motor Cycle
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One Checrolet 12000 Truck
One Duetz Portable Compressor

One Miller Portable Welding Plant
Heap of scrap metal, engine block etc.
Pile/s lumber clamp bucket (4)
Monkey (round pile hamer)
Sheet pile hamer
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They should placed in the Tender Box at the above address on or before 09:00 hours
on September 12, 2006.

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corner of the envelope.

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Are you holding on to some information that should be shared with someone else?
You may think that withholding your true feelings might be the wisest way to handle
things, but others could interpret it differently they may see it as you keeping a
secret. Speak out about what you know, and in as much detail as you can. Holding on
t y, pi if ou i spicion" isn't going ta where. The ore
you share, the mode you will come to understand

Too many people don't know how to quit when they are ahead, so try not to make
that mistake today. You have accomplished everything you can possibly accomplish
for right now, so don't push things any further, or you'll run the risk of overselling
your position. Things are in the hands of other (extremely capable) people now.
Remember that it's your restraint, not your self-indulgence, that will keep you
positive in your own mind and in the minds of others.

Today is a very good day to follow up on anything that is pending in your life right
now, so double-check the many irons that are in your fire. Are you sure you have
everything under control? Details might escape you right now if you aren't paying
extra-careful attention. Feel free to ask for other people to check your work you
will give them the opportunity to feel useful and you will help yourself learn what to
look out for next time.

Today your potentially grumpy mood will be broken early on when someone makes
you laugh probably at yourself. Your sense of humor will (once again) come to
your rescue and help you enjoy this day to the fullest. If you encounter any
resistance, or if anyone starts to rain on your parade, utilize your wit and make
funny observations that will cool off any heated arguments. You are building up some
solid momentum in the right direction, so just roll with it and keep smiling!

Today you might get some unexpected reactions about your recent suggestion or
action it turns out that some people have thinner skin than you realized. This
could be a critical point not only in your relationship, but in how you view
yourself. Whenever you're given the choice between altering who you are and
accepting any heat or controversy your personality might stir up, you should always
opt to stay true to who you are whatever the consequences may be.

Patience is a skill that few can master comfortably, but right now you are coming
extremely close. While you may never reach a perfect Zenlike state of calm, you will
soon come to realize that delayed gratification can be a very good thing. You can't
always get what you want when you want it. But overall, time will be on your side
today when an unexpected hole appears in your schedule, fill it with a gossip-fest
or fun catch-up conversation with a friend.

Your charm will be your greatest asset today, so unleash your brightest smile
whenever you can ... and keep smiling even if things become less than pleasant. The
little mountains you climb every day are life's way of keeping you on your toes, so
do not let yourself get frustrated if the same old issues keep popping up. Getting
things settled once and for all requires continued effort. You just have to keep
plugging away and then annoyances will go away.

One of the people in your life is ready and waiting to be the resource you need right
now. Do not be shy about reaching out for the help you want you have a strong
reputation for being a hard worker, and it won't be hurt if you take advantage of a
new situation. Being well-liked is important, but you can't be all things to all people.
A tough decision will be called for when you receive an unexpected invitation.
Priorities will have to be shuffled.

Separating the good parts from the bad is not always a simple task, but it is impor-
tant that you understand the difference. If you can recognize what is holding you
back and as well as what is pushing you forward, then you will have the gift of
accuracy. There are people in your life who should not be there, and unless you
realize that they are not good for you, they will continue to negatively affect your
journey. Spend more time with the people who support you at every turn.

It's time for you to follow your urge to get more social! Find out what opportunities
there are for you to get out and get a bit wild. Make some phone calls and find out if
anyone in your group is feeling the same itch. It might be a perfect time to plan that
big weekend event you've been tossing around in your head for a while. Whatever
you're in the mood for dancing, dining or hiking should dictate your itinerary.
Check for flight bargains and consider a group trip.

You don't have to let weighty issues get the better of you, If there is a big decision on
your plate, you can handle it better right now if you take your emotions out of the
equation. It's true that your gut and your sixth sense have served you well in the
past, but today you need to turn away from taking a purely personal point of view.
Think about what will make things better for everyone, not just for you. You will
find more to celebrate when you think selflessly.

Instead of focusing on getting what you want today, put all your efforts into holding
onto what you already have! Sometimes, when people get too obsessive about what
they want from life, they forget about the wonderful things that are in their life
already including the people they love (and the people who love them). Reconnect
with friends of family members you haven't touched base with in a while. Remind
yourself that you are rich in many ways.

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influence on


social .
(From page XXI)
their origins continue to haunt many post-colonial nations.
"Something Of Value", (tritely renamed "Africa AblaZe"
later, and rarely seen) is a film which cautioned generations of
Guyanese to think for themselves and avoid following irratio-
nal ideas and attitudes like mindless sheep. So popular was this
film that its name became the title of one of young Guyanese
Pop singer, Mark Holder, most popular songs.
In the-midst of Guyanese pre-Independence turmoil of the
early 1960s, two powerful Hollywood films: "The Ugly Ameri-
can" (1962), and "The 7"' Dawn" (1964) focused on the di-
lemma of post-colonial nations whose anti-colonial mass move-
ments are pushed to violent extremes by a handful of individual
The locations in both films are South Asian regions like
Burma, Malaysia, but their example spoke for other ex-Euro-
pean colonies in the tropics. What these films focused on was
a familiar development where local political leaders who once
fought on the side of Allied Nations against Japanese invasions
in the 2" World War, or studied in Western or Soviet Universi-
ties before returning home to lead, gradually became the foes of
their former Western educators and colleagues.
In "The Ugly American" Marion Brando is quite interest-
ing as the U.S. Diplomat who is convinced his old Asian friend
who:studied with him at University is not the inhumane man
and threat :to regional Democracy and U.S. policies his State
employers make him out to be.
But when Brando arrives in the Asian nation he finds that
his friend, has little power to change or control the inner politi-
-cal -rvarines- in h'-Party.-or curb the violent methods it has
spawned. Hence the title "The Ugly American", which hints at
,the eafly stages of a new anti-Americanism in several non-West-
ern nations.which wanted no outside, or external interference in
their internal, or regional political ambitions.
This criticism by such Hollywood films of both American
naivety in assessing the problems of foreign nations, and the
Authoritarian social and cultural habits of another culture, for
example the zealous almost religious worship of the young Asian
political leader by his people in "The Ugly American", is what
makes such Hollywood films serious works of art concerned
with the human condition, and therefore relevant both in the
past and present to those Guyanese interested in the roots of
'social problems spanning the developing and developed nations;
Problems which remain despite today's global economy and tech-
nology, orperhaps even because of them.
It is a naive illusion to think films like these men-
Stioned here are old, irrelevant, sensational Hollywood pro-
paganda Mfms with no lessons of importance for today's
.generations worldwide.

Viral t


For many who seek dental or
medical surgical treatment,
the apprehension of con-
tracting the dreaded AIDS is
perennial. However, there is
a disease called viral hepati-
tis which in many ways re-
minds us of AIDS but to
which we generally pay little
Hepatitis is inflammation
of the liver. Like AIDS the
causative agent is a virus.
Like AIDS one may die from
the condition with the cause
being cancer or cirrhosis.
Like AIDS are carriers of the
virus who do not manifest
the symptoms of the disease.
Like AIDS. it is commonly
transmitted by the shared
needles of drug addicts and
sexual intercourse. Like
AIDS, the onset is insidious.
-The real bad news is that
viral hepatitis is worse than
AIDS in some respects. For
example, the disease is di-
vided into six types, namely
hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.
hepatitis B has long been
recognized as one of the
types of hepatitis with the
greatest significance for
health care workers and the
dental team. Between five
and ten per cent of hepatitis
B patients turn out to be car-
riers of the virus.
In dentistry there is con-
stant contact with body se-
cretions such as saliva,
blood and cardiovascular
(gum) fluid which may carry

the hepatitis B virus. Hepa-
titis B transmission in the
dental clinic occurs mainly in
a horizontal mode, from a pa-
tient to a dentist, from patient
to patient, and, and from
dentist to patient. While it is
a well accepted fact that the
mode of transmission from
patient to dentist is the most
common, much discussion
has recently been heard
about the transmission of
the hepatitis virus from the
health care worker to the pa-
,In a recent publication
entitled "What is the
Dentist's Occupational Risk
of Becoming Infected with
Hepatitis B or the immuno-
deficiency Virus (HIV)?" the

authors tried to estimate the
risks by using a determina-
tive model. The study
showed the annual cumula-
tive risk of infection from
routine treatment of patients.
It concluded that the likeli-
hood of a dentist being af-
fected by the hepatitis virus
iS 57 times greater than that
of HIV. In addition, the risk
of dying from the hepatitis B
virus infection is 1.7 times
greater than the risk of HIV
infection, for which morality
is almost certain.
The risk of HIV transmis-
sion to a health care worker
after percutaneous exposure
to HIV infected blood is con-
sidered low than the risk of
hepatitis B virus infected

list Advises
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blood. Despite these find-
ings, supported by several
surveys, it has been shown
that dentists are reluctant to
treat persons infected with
HIV, but are willing to treat
patients with hepatitis B vi-
rus infection.
There have been talk that
the authorities concerned
would seek to ensure that
the health care workers in
Guyana must have manda-
tory immunization against the
hepatitis virus so as to pro-
tect the public and vice
versa. During the process of
this being a reality, patients
should ensure that their den-
tist wears gloves as transmis-
sion has been demonstrated
to be linked to the absence
of gloves.
One should note in con-
clusion, that once someone
has been infected by the
hepatitis B virus, under no
circumstance could they do-
nate viable blood to the Blood
bank of Giorgetown for the
rest of their mortal life.

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Cookery Corner
Welcome to the 414th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
Ptips on cooking in Guyana.
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We all wait to give our children the best start in life, so it's not surprising that a lot ofpregnant
mothers get alittlepanicky about whattheyshouldandshouldn tbe eating. A wellbalanced dietis
.the key soforihe nxt 3 weeks we will feature recipes for different times of the day to benefit you
1. cup selfraising flour Coat 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray. In a
I cupselfraisingholemeal flour large size mixing bowl beat egg whites and sugar
;2 egg whites. for 1 minute using an electric beater. Stir bi-carb
' y cOp brown sugar soda into apple sauce (it will froth), then add to,
W jiiapp)j sauce bowl. Add carrots, sultanas, currants, apple, oats
'% level teaspoons bi carb soda and yoghurt mixing ingredients together well.
%.A *iow.,fa t natural yoghurt Gently fold flours into mixing bowl in one go, DO
1 small ,ple peeled and diced NOT BEAT as this will make the muffins tough
IW cup rolled oats (mixture can look a little lumpy). Spoon mixture
.d cup sultnas. into prepared muffin tin, dividing equally into 10
'z cup currants cups. Bake 15-20 minutes or until firm to touch in
' cup grated carrot centre. Allow muffins to sir in tin for 5 minutes
'Preheat oven IO'C/392 before rning'out op oa wire rack to col.
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I Lunch: Quick & Easy Minestrone Soup

1 tablespoon. olie oil.
10Og bacon, sliced'
I leek, finely sliced(substitute: large onion)
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 celery stalk,:sliced
2 cloves garlic,;crushed
2 zucchini, sliie4 (or 4oz squash, diced)
I litre chickenwor vegetable stock
1 (425g) tin of crushed tomatoes
1 cup small Chdiapion Pasta (shells or broken up
spaghetti):' :. .
1.(400g) tin cannellini beans, drained
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
olive oil, to drizzle
2 tablespoons'of rated Parmesan


Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add bacon and
cook until golden. Add the vegetables and
garlic, and sweat for a couple of minutes, until
slightly softened.
Add stock, tomatoes, Champion Pasta and 3.
cups water. Simmer, covered for 8 minutes.
Stir in the beans and cook for a further 2
minutes. Stir through parsley and serve in
bowls, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with
parmesan cheese. Serve with bread.
NB: The soup will thicken considerably upon
standing. Is even better the next day.


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This Week
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A beauty queen catching and preparing caimans and snakes might
leem odd, but not for Jasmine Herzog.
She is soon to become 20, and for as long as she can remember,
she has_been around wild animals, owing to.heriather's export
r business. So while even touching an Anaconda might send chills down
your spine, it's nothing strange for this hazel-eyed beauty.
Jasmine Herzog recently completed her reign as Miss Guyana World.
When she is not helping out her father, she is playing Rugby. Currently,
Fthe is training for the Guyana national team which will take part in a
regional competition in Jamaica late next month.
Jasmine has completed two years of biology studies at the University
fGuyana and intends on switching to veterinary science.
She just loves animals dogs preferably, having had 10 once.
Actually, Jasmine grew up around animals. Her father, Kurt Herzog,
a Swiss, came to Guyana some 30 years ago, fell in love with the country
and Jasmine's mother and decided to get into the wildlife export
business. As a result, Jasmine is no stranger to the interior and its wild
Be it caimans, snakes, cockroaches, or spiders, Jasmine has come
up close and personal, and, as mentioned at the outset, would even
lump into the caiman pond, collect the animals, and prepare them for



"My father trained me to handle them," she said.
At age 14. she started modelling, but she was never photographed
with her father's animals. So when the Guyana Chronicle decided to got 1 ,
for the shoot, she was all too happy.
We are therefore thrilled to sh3re with you therefore this collage of' ,
Jasmine Herzog's wild side.

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