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Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00213
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 9/3/2006
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006

FROM left, Mr Basil Williams and Mr. Oscar Clarke from the PNCR-One Guyana; Mr Paul
Hardy of GAP/ROAR, and Mr Raphael Trotman of the AFC at the inauguration ceremony.


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CONGRATULATIONS: President Jagdeo gets more good wishes from an officer of the
Guyana Defence Force.



By Neil Marks
YOUTHFUL President
Bharrat Jagdeo launched his
second term in office yester-
day promising a role for op-
position political parties and
civil society in his agenda for
a modern Guyana through
wealth and job creation across
racial and party lines.
"My consciousness, like
my responsibility and commit-
ment, both as a person and as
President, transcends ethnic, re-
ligious. cultural and gender bi-
ases. I truly and wholeheartedly
commit myself to serve all the
people of Guyana. regardless of
race, religion, gender, geography
or political partisanship and to
do so without fear or favour. I
am and shall continue to be the
President for all of Guyana," he


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Mr. Jagdeo, 42, who was
educated in Russia as an econo-
mist under a government schol-
arship, was formally sworn in
on the lawns of his official State
House residence. Georgetown.
The ceremony under a huge
marquee, attended by hundreds
of special invitees, was
complimented by a 21-gun sa-
lute by members of the Guyana
Defence Force.
A dance to Mohamed Rafi's
"The World is One" by the Na-
tional School of Dance, featur-
ing dancers dressed to reflect
the country's six ethnic groups,
and an elaborate reception af-
terwards, added colour to what
was the most elaborate of inau-
gurations for a President since
the People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C) took power at
the historic October 1992 elec-
This would be Mr. Jagdeo's
last term in office, having led


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among the audience. Monday's
was the first elections in the 56
year history of the party that
Mrs. Jagan did not contest.
It was also the first of clec
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President promises further ...

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toral wins for the PPP/C that
was not marred by violent
streets protests or court action.
In his address, Mr. Jagdeo
thanked the opposition political
parties for their gracious accep-
tance of the results and said the
presence of their leaders at his
inauguration added "dignity" to
the occasion.
The PPP/C swept the polls
with 54.6 per cent of the votes,
earning majority share in Parlia-
ment with 36 seats in the Na-
tional Assembly.
The President congratulated
the Guyana Elections Commis-
sion (GECOM) for delivering on
Elections 2006 "in such a highly
professional manner which has
earned plaudits at home and
abroad" and thanked the secu-
rity forces for maintaining peace.
Sitting on the platform with
Mr. Jagdeo were Army Chief-of-
Staff Brigadier Edward Collins,
acting Police Commissioner
Henry Greene, Director of Pris-
ons Dale Erskine and Fire Chief
Lawrence David.
Mr. Robert Corbin, Leader
of the main opposition People's
National Congress Reform-One
Guyana (PNCR-1G) was not at
the ceremony, but the President
said he received a telephone call
from him, apologizing for his ab-
However, representing the
party were General Secretary
Oscar Clarke and executive
member Basil Williams. Repre-
senting the Alliance for Change
was its co-leader Mr. Raphael
Trotman. For the Guyana Ac-
tion Party/Rise Organise and
Rebuild (ROAR) was co-leader
Mr. Paul Hardy, while the other
parliamentary party, The United
Force (TUF) was represented
by its leader, Mr. Manzoor Na-
President Jagdeo said "there
is scope for all parliamentary
political parties to work together
under an enhanced framework of
political cooperation, rooted in
the primacy of parliament,
grounded in a system that is re-
sponsive and accountable, and
extended to civil society to
deepen its participation in deci-
sion making."
However, he warned that
this would not be automatic or
come right away. "Such a pro-
cess cannot be hastily contrived
if the objective of promoting
inclusivity is to be achieved," he
Over the next weeks, Mr.

Jagdeo said he would meet lead-
ers of the several political par-
ties represented in the National
Assembly to engage them in
finding a modus of co-operation
through which they can contrib-
ute to national development.
"We will have to hammer
out together this framework of
co-operation in which the ideas
and views that are sound and
positive can become part of an
evolving policy environment
and provide those parties that
are interested, the opportunity
of assisting with their imple-
mentation," he stated.
He stressed the role of the
National Assembly "as the
place where contending inter-
ests seek compromise and mu-
tual understanding" and pro-
posed to have all the agreed-
upon unfinished constitutional
and legal reforms completed.
"These include the estab-
lishment of the remaining con-
stitutional commissions, and the
completion of local government
reform which is so necessary to
fortify democracy and bring it
closer to its real repository, the
people," he said.
The President said his elec-
tion to office was both proud
and humbling but called on all

in society to help him advance
the goals of development and
national unity.
"All citizens, political par-
ties, religious organizations,
non-governmental bodies and
the business community should
join in this task," he urged.
The President said no effort
should be spared and no novel
path left unexplored in the
project of incubating a new
class of young Guyanese entre-
preneurs, equipped with the
expertise, enthusiasm and re-
sources to he competitive in a
globalized world economy.
Mr. Jagdeo called for help
too in his quest to take care of
the social needs of Guyanese,
"'particularly the aged, single
mothers, the physically and
mentally challenged, children at
risk, women vulnerable to abuse
and exploitation and the poor."
The President's address
was replete with calls for na-
tional unity. "We can allow our
real and perceived differences to
divide us to our peril, and dis-
sipate our national energies. Or
we can resolve to harmonize our
diversity to our national ben-
efit, if not glory. It is a destiny
we have to choose. I know we
will choose harmony, respect




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and hope," he stated.
He said Guyana's hosting of
Cricket World Cup 2007 will
demonstrate to the world "how
successful we can be in promot-
ing an enterprise in which na-
tional pride is at stake."
"I also urge upon our
people in the creative arts, to
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ments in our history, our
flora and fauna and by these
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these on the imagination of
our people in the effort to de-
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Fourteen British troops

die in Afghan plane crash

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan
(Reuters) A British plane
crashed in Afghanistan on
Saturday, killing 14 inilitary
personnel in Britain's worst
single loss in the country,
British and NATO officials
The Royal Air Force
Nimrod MR2 aircraft was
supporting the NATO mission
in the country when it went
down, apparently due to a
technical problem, in the
southern province of Kandahar.
"The Ministry of Defense
is extremely sorry to have to
confirm that the aircraft lost in
Afghanistan earlier today ... was
British, and that the crash led to
14 fatalities." a ministry
spokesman said in London.
He said the dead included
12 Royal Air Force personnel,
a Royal Marine and an army
The RAF's Nimrod planes
carry sophisticated
reconnaissance and
communications equipment
enabling them to relay messages
from troops on the ground.
"This tragedy will distress
the whole country and our
thoughts go out immediately to
the families of those who have
died," British Prime Minister
Tony Blair said in a statement.
"British forces are engaged
in a vital and dangerous mission
in Afghanistan and this terrible
event starkly reminds us of the
risk that they face daily," he
Calling the crash "dreadful
and shocking," Defense
Secretary Des Browne said all
the indications were that it was
"a terrible accident and not the
result of hostile action."
The crash was Britain's
worst single loss in Afghanistan
and caps a month in which
British forces in the country
have suffered severe casualties.
Military analysts said the
crash would revive the political
debate in Britain about the
country's role in Afghanistan

and whether its forces are over-
stretched given they are also
working flat out in Iraq.
The last significant British
military crash was in January
2005 when a C130 Hercules
transport plane was brought
down by hostile fire in Iraq,
killing nine Britons and one
NATO said in a statement
the British plane crashed after
declaring a technical problem.
"Enemy action has been
discounted at this stage." it said.
The crash came at a time
when the Taliban and other
insurgent and criminal groups
have stepped up attacks on
Afghan and foreign forces,
plunging the country into its
bloodiest period since the
Taliban were toppled in late
About 2,000 people, most
of them militants but also
including civilians. Afghan
forces, aid workers and more
than 90 foreign soldiers, have
been killed in violence this year.
On Saturday, suspected
Taliban fighters assassinated a
senior Afghan police officer, his
three bodyguards and a female
relative, leaving only the
woman's three-month-old baby
Suspected Taliban also
assassinated a district police
chief in neighboring Nimroz
province, killing three of his
bodyguards. Three attackers
were also killed, police said.

Britain has faced
unexpectedly fierce resistance
from Taliban fighters since
sending the first large foreign
force to the southern province
of Helmand this year as part of
an expanding NATO
peacekeeping mission.
A NATO force spokesman,
Major Scott Lundy. rejected
Taliban claims to have lshol
down the British aircraft as
"absolutely false." "It went olff
the radar and crashed." he said.

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The Taliban, fighting to oust
foreign forces, invariably claim
to have shot down aircraft that
foreign forces and the
government say came down
The last time the insurgents
were known to have brought an
aircraft down was last year
when they hit a U.S. military
helicopter with a rocket-
propelled grenade during a battle
in the eastern province of
The crash brings to 36 the
number of British forces
personnel who have died while
serving in Afghanistan since
November 2001. That includes
soldiers killed in action and

some who died in accidents or
due to illness.
Seven British.soldiers have
been killed in fighting in
Helmand since the beginning of
August, when NATO formally
took over southern Afghanistan
from U.S. troops to allow
Washington to scale back.
Britain said in July it would
send 900 more troops and extra
helicopters to southern
Afghanistan after commanders
asked for additional manpower.
It will bring the total
of British personnel in
the south to 4,500. A
thousand more are based
at NATO headquarters in

Fourteen pilgrims

killed in Iraq
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) Fourteen South Asian pilgrims
were ambushed and killed on their way to Shi'ite Muslim
sites in Iraq, hospital, police and army sources said
An official at the al-Hussein hospital in the Shi'ite holy
city of Kerbala. where the bodies were taken on Friday, said
the five women and nine men were all Pakistanis and had their
hands bound and had been shot in the head.
"They were killed three days ago. Some were tortured. One
body had been beheaded," the official said, citing a report from
the hospital's mortuary.
An Interior Ministry source in Baghdad said three of the
14 were Indian citizens.
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman in Islamabad said
Pakistan's missions in Jordan and Kuwait were trying to
confirm the report. Pakistan withdrew its diplomats from
Baghdad after its envoy survived an attack on his convoy in

Iraqi children gather around the wreckage of a burnt
car used in a car bomb attack targeting a police
patrol in Baghdad, yesterday.(Thaier al-Sudani/

Police and the hospital source ill Kerhala said the group
was anbuhshed in a minibus leading through western Iraq from
Syria. close to a well-known rest-stop on the largely empty
main highway across the deserlt. \\cst of Ilhe cit\ olf R aadi.
The area, Anlha province, is the hcartlatnd ol' Sunni Muslim
minority revolt.
Shi'ite pilgrims have been frequent largest for attack. J.lu
last week. a statement lurportcdI I'romn li Qacdla's Iraqi
umbrella group urged Suinnis. w\ho fori litie majority aimongt
the world's Mulslillms butl a illlunoity in Iraq. to lalunchl a holy
wacr agins Slhiites.
"This is socnitliing tlha hias been happening for centurlcs.
They pilgrimsm) go regularly. We have been cautioning people
bul we do not stop theti," Pakistain foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Tasnimi Aslam said.
About 20 percent of Pakistan's 160 million people are
Shi'ites. Most of the rest are Sunni Muslim.
(Additional reporting by Robert Birsel in Islanmabad)

British police arrest 16

in anti-terrorism raids
By Adrian Croft

LONDON (Reuters) British police said yesterday they
had arrested 16 men in two separate anti-terrorism
operations just three weeks after uncovering a suspected
plot to bring down U.S.-bound airliners over the Atlantic.
Fourteen of the men were held in London in an overnight
operation that a police source said focused on suspected
training and recruitment of terrorists.
Anti-terrorist police in Manchester arrested two men early
on Saturday and were carrying out three earches but thi was
not linked to the London arrests, police there said.
The arresis came after ihe head of London police'-, anti-
terrorist branch. Peter Clarke. said on Fndai that pohce were
keeping tl:bs on Ihousand- of British Muslim. \ ho the\
su.peci niav be minvoled in or support lerionsm higher than
pre'. lous oflicial estimates
The BBC said I2 arrests were made at a Chinese restaurani
in south London that police in not -ar raided on Fnday night
It said the probe may be linked to alleged terronst training camps
in Britain.
Police said in February they had uncovered evidence of such
camps while other reports have spoken of militants going for
adventure training to forge closer ties.
Two of the four Muslim suicide bombers who killed 52
people on London transport in July last year are believed to
have gone on a team-building white-water rafting holiday in
Wales weeks before the attacks.
Police said they were searching a school in East Sussex,
southern England, in connection with the London arrests. The
rambling independent school for Muslim boys, once a Victorian
orphanage, is set in extensive grounds surrounded by woodland.
A report by government school inspectors last December
said the school, which had nine pupils at the time, did not
provide a satisfactory education.
Police said the 14 men held in London overnight were
arrested in a "pre-planned, intelligence-led operation that
followed months of surveillance by police and security services.
The men, suspected of "the commission, preparation or
instigation of acts of terrorism," were being held at a central
London police station, they said.
They said the operation u a- nut related to die arrests of
more than 20 people on August 9-10 o\er an alleged plot b) a
group of Briush Muslims to blo\\ up U.S.-bound airliners using
liquid explosives. Nor % ere the\ related to last year's London
The BBC satd the Chinese restaurant was full of people.
including children, u hen police arrived on Friday night.
The restaurant's owner. Madi Blyan, told the BBC up to
60 officers entered the restaurant, which is popular \Mth
"They suddenly came inside because the\ %%ere suspicious
of some of the customer-s The I.ilked to them i for.) more
than one hour, two hours, and the :arrested so me of them So
it was obviously surprising for me, my staff, for everyone,"
he maid
Eleven British Muslims have been charged with conspiracy
to murder over the suspected plot to blow up airliners.
Four people are accused of lesser offences and five
others are still being questioned but have not been
(Additional reporting by Peter Griffiths)

BAGHDAD (Reuters) Iraq has regained control of the
notorious Abu Ghraib prison, known for a prisoner abuse
scandal involving U.S. troops, government spokesman Ali
al-Dabbagh said yesterday.
"Yesterday (Friday). Abu Ghraib prison was handed over
hv U.S. forces." al-Dl)ahalh told a news conference. "It is now
empty of any detainee or prisoner.
"Now the prison is protected by Iraqi forces and the Iraqi
go\vernincnl will look into how to benefit from it in the national
interest." he added.
,ihe prison in western n Balidad was a torture center under
fornler Iraqi leader Saddaml Ilussein. PhotogIraplhs of Almrican
soldiers a:using Iraqis there in 2003 gave it a new notoriety
and nmadc it a toutlcsonlle lor Arab and NMuNlim rage over the
U.S. occtupalton.l
The conviction ol, several low-ranking U.S. soldiers for
abusing ,pisoners al Au (hlirail in late 2003 -- scurel after
phologralphl taken h ithe soldiers were made public -- failed
to clld anger among man\ Iraqis about the Ireatlllenl of
A U.S. military spokesman said they held around
13,000 detainees, mostly in southern Iraq's Camp Bucca
facility and Camp Cropper near Baghdad International
Airport where Saddam Hussein and his former aides are


SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006.

Portia #89 of world's 100

most powerful women

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Jamaica's Prime Minister,
Portia Simpson Miller, has
been ranked 89th in Forbes
Magazine's 100 most
powerful women worldwide.
The magazine named
German Chancellor Angela
Merkel as the world's most
powerful woman.
Following Merkel on
Forbes' annual listing of the 100
most powerful women in the
world released Thursday, were
United States Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, ranked
second, and China's vice-premier
Wu Yi, ranked third.
Yesterday, Simpson Miller
said that she was humbled by
her inclusion in Forbes
Magazine's listing of the world's


EXPRESS) The outraged
calls by Charlieville
residents to charge a
Coast Guard officer with
the murder of their fellow
resident, Shazad
Mohammed, were heeded
Quincy Allum, 29, of
Princes Town, was carried
to Justice of the Peace
Eugene Prince at his
chambers at the Port of
Spain Magistrates' Court
Saturday, where the
charge of murdering
Mohammed was read to
weekend to go before the
start of the new school
year, state-paid teachers
and the government
remained at odds over a
new salary package,
raising fears that
tomorrow's star' to classes
could be rock'
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Ailir C-. .,n leader
Fidel Castro, looking well
on the mend, was shown
on television on Friday
meeting with Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez
after temporarily ceding
power a month ago to
undergo intestinal

most powerful women.
Jamaica House said the

Jamaica's Prime Minister,
Portia Simpson Miller
prime minister, who is the only
Caribbean personality to be
included in the rankings,
accepted the ranking with
"The honour is Jamaica's

and I am happy the country can
be ranked by this powerful
magazine in the top 100,"
Jamaica House quoted Simpson
According to Forbes
Magazine, the rankings were
generated by combining various
financial figures with global
media mentions and biography.
Others on the list included
Chile's President Michelle
Bachelet, US Senator Hillary
Clinton, and Sonia Gandhi,
India's National Congress Party
Under Merkel's leadership,
Europe's third largest economy,
stagnant for five years, is
showing signs of revival and
grew by two per cent this year,
the magazine said on its
website. Merkel's economic
restructuring plan has resulted

in a huge rise in consumer
confidence and Merkel has
made a big push to ramp up US
investment, using her recent
visits to the US to showcase
potential markets and promote
research in Germany.
The magazine also
credited Merkel as the
driving force behind opening
Deutsche Telekom to
investment from an American
firm. She has also encouraged
the development of the
German real estate market.
But the German leader,
who oversees a fragile
coalition government with
her main rivals, still has a
tough fight ahead, with
approval ratings down to 56
per cent from 80 per cent
earlier this year, the
magazine said.

Holiday outing ends in tragedy

Three drown at Chagville

A family outing on the
Independence Day holiday at
Chagville Beach,
Chaguaramas, ended in
tragedy when a father, his
daughter and a good
Samaritan drowned.
The father and daughter
were fishing when a wave swept
them away.
The victims are 15-year-
old Nicola King. a student of
the Tabaquite Composite
School; her father Robert
Perouse. whose body has not
yet been recovered, and

Machel Nanda,19, of Lawrence
Wong Road, Longdenville,
Chaguanas, who tried to rescue
the father and daughter.
King's body was discovered
by divers in the waters off the
Military Museum in
Chaguaramas around 7.15 am
According to reports,
King and Perouse, both of
Todd's Road, Caparo. in
central Trinidad, were fishing
on a rock near Chagville, just
opposite the Chaguaramas
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deputy political leader Wade Mark on Saturday warned
estranged political leader Winston Dookeran that if he
forms a new political party and does not align it with the
existing Opposition, he will become its new enemy in
"Our view is that whenever we are in war, and thai is what
an election is about, we want to have allies. If we don't have
allies, we have enemies," Mark said.
"And therefore, in those circumstances, ifDookelra and his clique
decide to form this new party, as we are clear they are going to form.
and they do not align with the progress and the comnmiimerl of the
people to remove the PNM, then we treat them as the PNM, as an
enemy and they will be dealt with."
Mark made the declaration after he and other UNC executive
members, Opposition Fyzabad MP Chandresh Shaima and the
party's chief executive officer Dr Tim Gopeesingh. met with
Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) chairnanr Norbert
Masson at the EBC's head office in Port of Spain.
Saturday meeting at the EBC occurred as Dookeran planned
to hold his own meeting of the existing and former members of
the UNC executive at his office in Tunapuna.
A source said Saturday that Dookeran's meeting has been
cancelled, as the existing members of the UNC executive decided
on Wednesday not to attend the event.
Mark, Sharma and Gopeesingh met with Masson Saturday to
discuss their concerns that Dookeran allegedly intends to form a new
party, called the New National Congress, using a symbol that either
looks exactly like oraclose replica of the UNC's rising sun symbol.
"They have to ensure, at any rate, that you don't have, for
instance, a situation where confusion could arise," Mark said
of the EBC.
He said the EBC is guided by section 23:2 of the elections
rules under the Represenration of the People Act which governs
the use of party symbols.
"Based on what Dr Masson has said, there is no way that
any New National Congress could be registered. It would be
illegal and also there is no way that they could be given approval
for any symbol called the risen sun," Mark said.
The EBC has previously explained that it does not
register any political parties, but instead assigns party
symbols which are meant to used on the ballot paper on
election day. That symbol cannot be one that was previously
assigned to a party or closely resembles an existing one.

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POSITIVE stirring continue to follow last Monday's
general and regional elections that were decisively
won by the incumbent People's Progressive Party/
Unanimously endorsed as free and fair by all
monitoring missions, the outcome has been
accepted by the main opposition People's National
Congress Reform-One Guyana and the other
contesting parties. Last night President Bharrat
Jagdeo was ceremonially sworn in for his second
term as Executive Head of State.
Significant examples of a perceived fresh political
wind blowing across the landscape of this nation, which
stands in need of maximum cooperation from all
stakeholders, have come from both President Jagdeo
and the PNCR-1G leader, Robert Corbin.
Not only did Mr. Corbin announce his party's
acceptance, with few caveats, of the official results made
public on Thursday by Chief Elections Officer Goocool
Boodoo. He had also pledged to work in helping to
"move Guyana forward".
By Friday night, he was prominently seated at the
Umana Yana for the launch of Amerindian Heritage
In addressing the audience, President Jagdeo took
hold of the moment to offer the "olive branch" of

Positive stirring

cooperation that he had held out even at tense periods
of the elections campaign.
"I want to say to Mr Corbin, who is here", declared
the President to the enthusiastic applause of the
audience, "that it will be our task over the next five years
to take this country forward...We have to find innovative
ways to work together to solve the problems of our
The collective "we" and "our people" could hardly
have been missed by those present and augurs well
for this nation if the new mood ushered in by the
elections, free from the hate politics and violence, could
be translated into practical forms of cooperation and
In congratulating President Jagdeo on his re-
election, head of the Organisation of American States
observer mission, Assistant Secretary General
ambassador Albert Ramdin, thought it also relevant to
note that the Guyanese Head of State had encouragingly
spoken favourably, even before the official results, of his
commitment to strive for cooperation and consultation
on the many issues facing this nation's future
It was a sentiment variously echoed by the other
monitoring teams that included the Carter Center,
Commonwealth and CARICOM, all of which further

applauded the absence of feared political violence and
pointed to the legitimacy of the elections and the good
work done by GECOM.
Taking Guyana "forward together" is a major
challenge for ALL not just the re-elected PPP/C and
President Jagdeo but the parliamentary opposition,
the business sector, labour movement, social interest
organizations and, certainly the Guyanese masses of
all race, class and faith.
Together, we can do it. Let the positive stirring
bear fruit.

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Hopeful signals for Guyana

-After Monday's poll

AGAINST a backdrop of threats, fears of
eruption of violence and a wave of mind
numbing criminality, have emerged
glimmers of hope for Guyana after last Monday's
national and regional elections for a President and
65-member National Assembly.
For the first time in a long time. the main opposition People's
National Congress Reform, now with an extended acronym as.
PNCR-One Guyana, led by Robert Corbin, lost little time in
accepting the results, commended voters for exemplary behaviour
that defied "the prophets of doom".
For his part, President Bharrat Jagdeo, armed with the final and
certified results of the elections that gave his incumbent People's
Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) a comfortable 36-seat in the
parliament, was yesterday in the process of shaping his new
The party's fourth consecutive victory came with
approximately 55 per cent of the valid popular votes (54.6
precisely), based on a total voter turnout of 69 per cent.
A beaming President Jagdeo commended the outcome as "a
victory for all Guyanese" and endorsement of the party's
"outstanding record of social and economic achievements" since its
return to power in October 1992.
The PPP/C gained three seats and secured an overall plurality
of 31,379 of the popular valid votes against the combined votes
cast for the other five contestants. But its 183,867 votes amounted
to 17,146 below the 2001 results.
The PPP/C's showing contrasted with the 22 seats for its
traditional rival for state power, the People's National Congress
Reform-1G a loss of five and a drop of 51,268 votes than what
it had secured at the 2001 elections.
For its debut participation, the fledgling Alliance for Change
(AFC) obtained five seats with just over eight per cent of the total
votes, while the remaining two seats went to The United Force
(TUF) likely to team up again with the governing party and
the Guyana Action Party/Rise Organise and Rebuild (ROAR)

Prior to the official declaration of the certified results on
Thursday night, the Guyanese people were showered with praise
by the resident diplomatic community and ALL foreign observer
missions that monitored the national and regional elections they
separately deemed to be "free and fair".
The encomiums are well deserved for the peaceful and generally
orderly manner in which the elections look place. but must rightiy
be shared.
For instance, with the Guyana Elections Commission
(GECOM), the six recognized contesting parties particularly the
tWl 'ldbinial'cit'o'ictndiei.s for st'tic power (the incuimlitent PPI/C
and PNCR): the polidd edrid army. as \, eli as v.'it a icv 'Xceptioi.i

the helping hand provided by a perceived changing local media.
The overall scenario was in stunning contrast to the
violence, disorder and gripping tension that had characterized
the last three general elections (1992, 1997 and 2001) which
were also won by Monday's outright victor, the PPP/C, for a
fourth consecutive term.
An illustration of the lingering fears of a Guyanese electorate
traumatised by political violence. lootings, arson and disorder, was
in evidence from voting day through Wednesday with a significant
portion of the commercial heart of Georgetown closed for
businesses and showcasing their steel shutters.
However, with clear indications by Wednesday night of the final
preliminary results, as offered.by GECOM. Georgetown was
revealing its normal self, on Thursday with business as usual and
crowded streets of workers, shoppers and people generally going
about their business. Similar scenes were reported along the urban
and rural communities.

Encouragingly, ahead of that vital certification process that sent
42-year old President Jagdeo to begin the initial process of creating
a new cabinet, there came a rather positive statement from the leader
of the PNCR-IG Robert Corbin.
He may have initially contributed to some of the
lingering political tension:by his statement on Tuesday
that he was "confident" of his party's victory on the basis
of statements of polls in "his possession, though details
were not given.
But late the following day, Corbin, a 58-year-old lawyer who
succeeded the late President Desmond Hoyte as party leader in
2001. was showing a new and welcome mood away from old
He spoke favourably of acceptance of the results and his party's
commitment to "an environment of peace with justice for all
citizens". He supported that position with an assurance that his
party had "no interest in creating, or encouraging, conditions of
"We must now, not tomorrow, or next month", said Corbin. as
GECOM was engaged in arrangements to declare the certified
results, "agree to devise a new model of governance where all
stakeholders can feel confident that they will be included in the
political process..."
That was viewed as a most positive departure. more than just
a sigh of relief, from the very negative, destructive "slow fire, more
fire" brandl of politics that had been waged by the PNCR for the
1997 and 2001 elections under the then leadership of Desmond
Willhi :,:c :i'i :, !!y niinillingll himself in that direction.
President .!,gJLo. who has been increasingly seeking lto im prove the
consultalivc pam ct',' in l'vernance. pointed to the central thelie of
his partlys eliaons Fanifesto with its promise of' brighterr lftulre.
fnr': ,.,'.. ,mo: ." "" -'''' ha!'he stressed ''as ''13 ears I

solid achievements under very difficult challenges..."

Time will be the best judge whether the conduct ahd results of
Elections 2006 spawned the dawn of a new mood for sober.
matured multi-party democracy and orderly development in
Or, if the comparative tranquillity and political assurances of
the past week were all a mirage for a people suffering from the
fatigue of ethnic/political divisions and mind-blowing executions and
other dangerous forms of criminality.
All stakeholders would have a vested interest in sustaining more
than the mere glimpse of a new social/political mood to prove wrong
the cynics, doubting 'Thomases' and, worse, those whoseibitterness
and hate-driven politics had led them to call for a boycott of the
elections, while others of their more irresponsible compatriots went
as far as threatening race-oriented "armed resistance".
Ironically, though failing.to achieve its glassy-eyed goal of
emerging with sufficient electoral support to hold the "balance of
power", as it enthusiastically promoted during the elections
campaign, the AFC could well inspire stirring from within the PPP/
C and PNCR-IG for at least significant inclusiveness in
governance and meaningful consultations to minimize ethnic/
political divisiveness.
The AFC. whose leadership structure is comprised of defectors
from other parties, including the PPP/C and PNCR-IG, has made
some inroads in dhe traditional ethnic-based support of both major
parties, though more successful in undermining traditional support
base of the PNCR- 1G.
However, the AFC must now also face the reality of its own
false assumptions about perceived vulnerabilities of the two mass-
based parties, and remind itself that the task of breaking two-party
dominance in multi-party parliamentary politics remains quite
formidable within not just Guyana, but in a number of CARICOM
Also. that the PPI/C has obviously made further :tins in multi-
racial voter support to widen its base, while Robert Corbin seems
anxious to stamp his own image on a changing party from that led
by its founder leader Forbes Burnhain and subsequently Hoytc.
Therefore, though caution is n-ei.;sar\r. given the volatility of
partly politics, there arc sonic positive signalss in the way forward
for multi-partl democratt; poh ,i~ '' yn:
This should be encouraging for CARICOM given the
recognized importance nif (Cunl 'a'is ast s;ze and natural
resources to 'tinr'-'siuccesS. of \\e t'i ui Caij ca. Single
M' arl t~ nd a i(ai at'ili( SMI) , .

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006

RASTA MAN vibrations -
That was the feeling all
round (well, almost) yesterday,
bro. Everything ire and every-
body (well, almost) feeling ire.
There was I yesterday, my
Rasta brother, in a jacket and tie
observing the goings-on, like
you in your three-piece suit
were observing the goings-on
last Monday.
I heard you had a good time
observing the voters, bro. Ev-
erything was nice and peaceful
and you got more than enough
time to do some fine hitting.
Way to go, blood. Spread the
word peace and love and more
peace and love.
Several persons looked at
my loosely knotted tie yester-
day and tried to get me to fix it
up like all the other nicely-fixed
ties at the pleasant inauguration
ceremony for President Bharrat
Jagdeo on the lawns of State
But I was also feeling ire,
blood, and when I feeling ire, I
tend to let down my hair and
things like my tie when I feel
like wearing one.
And I was feeling good yes-
terday, blood, good, good. Rasta
Man vibrations positive and
I was among those feeling so ire
yesterday that I let my tie hang
loose and couldn't care less.
I had a good time observing
yesterday and saw a lot of
people looking ire and feeling
soooo ire.
And I and I had every right
to feel ire because of so much
positive vibrations flowing
round and round and round.
You know why, blood?
Hear me out a bit.
I was at the previous three
inauguration ceremonies for
presidents after the elections in
1992, 1997 and 2001.
And they were nothing like
The spirits on the lawns of
State House yesterday were
fine, fine (not the brews you
have in mind, Rasta) but the feel-
ing good spirits that always
bring the best out in you; that
make you want to spread the
love far and wide. Praise and
thanks to the Most High!
Cast your mind back to
1992, blood, when the late
President Cheddi Jagan was be-
ing sworn in at State House.
There was a lot of tension in
the air and a lot of people were
behaving badly.
It was worse in 1992 when
Mrs Janet Jagan was being
sworn in and even worse in
2001 when President Jagdeo
took his oath of office at the
Umana Yana.
Those are times best left
behind bro, but the dark memo-
ries of those times were what
stirred such edginess, such ten-
sions, such fears, such bad feel-
ings for much of this past week,

People remembered those
deeply troubling three elections
past that spread so much sor-
row among our people and were
worried that the bad feelings
would prevail this time around.
But, give praise and thanks
to the Almighty, blood. Jah
spread the good vibes and the
good spirits ruled.
To the shock of many, our
people triumphed over those
who wanted them to go astray
and they confounded the
prophets of doom.
They voted for whom they
wanted to vote on Monday,
went home, stayed home. Tues-
day came and went and the bad
spirits stayed at bay.
Tuesday turned into
Wednesday and Thursday came
and went and Friday strode in
and left and there was no ten-
sion, no ruction, not a poop,
blood, not a poop, from the bad
Give praise and thanks to

the Most High.
And as yesterday dawned,
there were some faint stirring
as news of two suspicious fires
spread but the bad spirits
stayed put and the good feelings
were in abundance at the State
House ceremony.
The vibrations were posi-
tive yesterday, Rasta, positive.
You could feel it. you could
smell it like so much fresh air
and your brother drank it all in
so deep that his tie stayed
loose, like a good luck charm to
ward off the evil spirits that had
so threatened us for much of
this past week.
Unlike the three previous
inauguration ceremonies, there
were a lot of smiling faces
around. People were relaxed and
you could see them hoping and
yearning that it would last a
long, long time to come.
He tried to put on a serious
face, but Guyana Elections
Commission Chairman
(GECOM) Dr Steve Surujbally

If 9/11


FIVE years since 9/11, and we
are still being told that the
world has changed forever.
But the terrorist attack on
the United States on 11 Sep-
tember, 2001 was a low-prob-
ability event that could just as
easily not have happened. The
often careless and sometimes
incompetent hijackers might
have been caught before
boarding those planes, and
there were not ten other plots
of similar magnitude stacked
up behind them. Would the
world really be all that differ-
ent now if there had been no
There would have been no
invasion of Afghanistan, and
probably no second term for
President George W. Bush,
whose main political asset for
the past five years has been his
claim to be leading the United
States in a Global War on Ter-
Deprived of the opportu-
nity to posture as a heroic war
leader in the mould of Winston
Churchill or Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Bush would have had
great difficulty in persuading the
American public that his first-
term achievements merited a
second kick at the can.
Would Bush, Cheney,
Rumsfeld,,Wplfowitz & Co.

have succeeded in invading
Iraq anyway? That was high
on their agenda from the mo-
ment they took office, but
without the 9/11 attacks
eight months later they
would have had great diffi-
culty in persuading the
American public that invad-
ing Iraq, a country on the
other side of the world that
posed no threat to the United
States, was a good idea.
Whereas after 9/11, it was
easy to sell the project to
geographically challenged
Americans: maybe no Iraqis
were involved in 9/11, but
they're all Arabs, aren't
So no Afghanistan, no Iraq
- and probably no Israeli at-
tack on Lebanon either, because
that was pre-planned in concert
with the United States.
Hezbollah's kidnapping of
two Israeli soldiers and the kill-
ing of three others in a cross-
border raid in late June was a
major provocation, but the
Bush administration had al-
ready signed off on an all-out
Israeli air assault to destroy
Hezbollah months before. All
they needed was a suitable ex-
cuse, which Hezbollah duly
provided. But assume no Bush
second term, and that also

couldn't fool me. I hadn't seen
him so relaxed for a long time
and he had every right to be
feeling even more ire than I was
In spite of all the dire pre-
dictions, he and his GECOM
team pulled off a grand show
with Elections 2006 and they
deserve to take a bow.
And the positive vibrations
were also bouncing real good off
Army Chief of Staff, Brigadier
Edward Collins and Police
Commissioner Henry Greene
and they too had every reason
to be feeling ire. It was plenty
ire and more plenty ire.
And as I wandered around
the lawns of State House yes-
terday feeling ire and feeling oth-
ers also feeling real ire, I got a
feeling that there were many
others wishing they could have
been like me an ire man with
a loosely knotted tie, saying to
the rest of the world and to all
the pessimists and prophets of
doom let the good times roll.

doesn't happen.
Without 9/11 there would
still be a "terrorist threat," of
course, because there is al-
ways some terrorism. It's
rarely a big enough threat to
justify expanding police pow-
ers, let alone launching a "glo-
bal war" against it, but the
fluke success of the 9/11 at-
tacks (which has not been du-
plicated once in the subse-
quent five years) created the
illusion that terrorism was a
major problem.
Various special interests
climbed aboard the band-wagon,
and off we all went.
That is a pity, because with-
out 9/11 there would have been
no governments justifying tor-
ture in the name of fighting ter-
rorism, no "special renditions,"
no camps like Guantanamo.
Tens of thousands of
people killed in the various in-
vasions of the past five years
would still be alive, and West-
ern countries with large Mus-
lim minorities would not now
face a potential terrorist back-
lash at home from their own
disaffected young Muslims.
The United States would not be
seen by most of the world as a
rogue state. But that's as far
as the damage goes.
Current.U.S. policy and


It's only a begminngt bu all
it really takes in lile is a Imlle
good beginning and when the vi-
brations are positive, grab hold
of them and never let go.
Feel the vibes, people, feel

the hostility it arouses else-
where in the world are both
transient things. The Sunni
Muslim extremists they
would call themselves Salafis -
who were responsible for 9/11
have not seized power in a
single country since then, de-
spite the boost they were given
by the flailing U.S. response to
that attack. The world is actu-
ally much the same as it would
have.been if 9/11 had never hap-
Economically, 9/11 and its
aftermath have had almost no
discernible long-term impact:
even the soaring price of oil is
mostly due to rising demand in
Asia, not to military events in
the Middle East.
The lack of decisive action
on climate change is largely due
to Bush policies that were al-
ready in place before 9/11. And
strategically, the relations be-
tween the great powers have not
yet been gravely damaged by the
U.S. response to 9/I1.
There may even be a hidden
benefit in the concept of a "war
on terror."

the good vibes and let's all re-
solve to take it to a higher level.
Give plenty of praise and
In the more times,
people, in the more times.


It is a profoundly dishon-
est concept, since it is actu-
ally directed mainly against
Muslim groups that have
grievances against the various
great powers: Chechens
against Russia, Muslim
Uyghurs against China.
Kashmiri Muslims and their
Pakistaini cousins against In-
dia, practically everybody in
the Arab world and Iran
against the U.S. and Britain.
The terrorists' methods
are reprehensible, but their
grievances are often real. How-
ever, the determination of the
great powers to oppose not
only their methods but their
goals is also real. That gives
them a common enemy and a
shared strategy.
The main risk at this
point in history is that the
great powers will drift back
into some kind of alliance con-
Key resources are getting
scarcer, the climate is chang-
ing, and the rise of China and
India means that the pecking
order of the great powers is
due to change again in the rela-
tively near future.
Any strategic analyst
worth his salt, given those
preconditions, could draw you
up a dozen different scenarios
of disaster by lunchtime.
Avoiding that disaster at
the expense of the world's
much abused Muslims is not
an acceptable option, but it
appears to be the preferred so-
lution of the moment. And
that, five years on, is the prin-
cipal legacy of 9/11.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles
are published in 45 coun-




SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006


THE 2006 Elections are over. Our democracy has triumphed.
The will of the peace-loving and freedom-loving people of our
country has prevailed.
The Opposition put on a good show. At the end of the day, it
was the track record and content of the vision that saw the re-elec-
tion of the PPP/C and President Bharrat Jagdeo.
The conduct of the elections met the highest international stan-
dards as confirmed by all the international observer missions and)
the local observer group the Electoral Assistance Bureau. The in-
ternational community has spoken about the need to ensure calm!
and acceptance of the results by all parties.
The opportunities for wrongdoings were minimised due to thel
rigorous and unprecedented strengthening of polling day procedures!
which included payment by the Government of political parties':
polling agents in all 1,999 voting stations.
The maturity demonstrated by the political parties other than
a few verbal indiscretions after voting day must be commended,
The media's general restraint has to be noted. Let us all hope that
this level of democratic behaviour holds in the interest of peace,
stability and national unity.
President Jagdeo has already indicated that his faith and confi-
dence in the Guyanese that these elections will be smooth, were
not betrayed. Every single Guyanese, no matter his or her political
support, deserves kudos for our nation crossing this most impor-
tant democratic and developmental hurdle.
The so-called 'political pundits' are already conducting their
analyses of the results. The PNCR Leader prematurely claims that
it confirms ethnic voting patterns. Others are not too sure what to
make of it other than to confess that their predictions were all wrong

and mixed up.
The PPP/C is still reviewing the results and would not make
hasty statements and analyses.
I would let Mr. Corbin know that the results have shown the
opposite of what he claims. Preliminary indications from GECOM
results posted on television, indicate:
** for the first time in our political life the PPP/C has won
Parliamentary seats in all ten regions
** for the first time the PPP/C has won a Parliamentary seat
in Region Ten
** the PPP/C's votes in Region Four are such that it can un-
seat the PNCR in the Region Four Democratic Council, through a
coalition with another party
** the PPP/C for the first time has the plurality of votes in
eight of the ten regions
I invite the pundits to look at these facts. Perhaps upon fur-
ther contemplation of the overall results, Mr. Corbin will see the
fundamental weakness in his initial assessment.
These elections and the results generally show that Guyana is
on the threshold of a new political culture. This and future genera-
tions want this culture to prevail in the interest of our country's
development and prosperity.
We have all voted for the party of our choice. Now is the time
for all to put our shoulders to the wheel to continue moving Guyana
The President has already intimated a framework for greater
participation of political parties and civil society in the develop-
mental life of our country.
My fervent hope is that when the opportunity is presented it

must not be missed. All can play a part in the realization of the
PPP/C's vision for a united
and modern Guyana.
The foundation has
O been built for Guyana's
takeoff. A brighter and
S more inclusive society
i beckons.
as e The national energy
must now be channelled
S. p towards the successful re-
Salization of the Cricket
World Cup which will be-
come the pride and joy of
all Guyanese in years to
Let us put the elec-
tions behind us. Schools
by Robert reopen, shortly. Our chil-
dren and students must be
Persaud, MBA allowed to benefit from the
delivery of education as
they develop their lives and secure the future of this country.
I invite all to join in the exciting task ahead after the swearing-
in ceremony of the President and the formation of a new Govern-
The time has come for all Guyanese to see this elections
victory as a victory by the people of Guyana, rather than that
of a political party.

By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat who
publishes widely on
international affairs)

THE governments of the
United States, Canada and
Britain as well as the
governments of the
Caribbean Community and
Common Market
(CARICOM) breathed a
collective sigh of relief when
there was no violence on
polling day for Presidential
and parliamentary elections
in Guyana on August 28th, or
in the three agonising days
that followed while votes were
At the end of the count, the
incumbent President Bharrat
Jagdeo and his People's
Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/
C) won 54.7% of the vote under
a system of proportional
representation and were

returned to office.
Many governments feared
a repeat of the violence that has
marred Guyana's elections in
the past, and has led,
consequently, to a migration of
people to neighboring
Caribbean countries, and to
Canada and the United States.
Had the violence occurred,
it would have taken on a racial
complexion with incidents
between the descendants of
Africans, who make up the core
support for the People's
National Congress Reform
(PNC R), and the descendants
of East Indians who are the
PPP/C's main backers.
It did not happen this
time. And, the leadership of the
PNCR should be given some
credit. For, had they stirred-up
elements of their support,
particularly in the capital,
Georgetown, one incident could
have ignited many others.
This election, then, marked
a turning point in Guyana's

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troubled racial history. For
once, politicians did not exploit
race for political ends. And, it
is that exploitation more than
anything else that has retarded
the development of this
potentially rich and productive
A 2002 population census,
which was only published
recently, shows that the East
Indian community, which used
to be about half the population.
has dropped to 43.4%.
Applying an equal percentage of
East Indians to the electoral
register, the PPP/C must have
secured support from amongst
Africans and other races to win
54.7% of the vote.
Another explanation
could be vote rigging, but all
the observers of this election
from the Organisation of
American States (OAS), the
Commonwealth and
CARICOM have declared it
free and fair, and beyond
identifying minor incidents,
none of the opposition parties
has accused Jagdeo and the
PPP/C of fraud.
The PNCR secured 34.1%
of the vote even though there
was a low voter turnout in its
strongholds. The 2002 census
had placed Africans at 30.2% of
the population.
Then. there is the
performance of a new third
partly, the Alliance for Change
(AFC) which campaigned on a
non-racial platform and a call for
a national government consisting
of all the political parties elected
to parliancnt. The AFC ended
up with 8.4Z% of the vote wiping
away the three remaining smaller
parties that contested the

All of this suggests that,
even though President Jagdeo
and the PPP/C. won 54.7% of
the vote, the governance of
Guyana cannot continue as it
has in the past in which "winner
takes all" and the interests of its
members and supporters are
It should be clear to the
PPP/C that 45.3% of the people
who voted were dissatisfied

with their governance, and that
they want to see changes.
President Jagdeo has the
opportunity to leave a lasting
and beneficial legacy to Guyana.
He can share power among the
political parties and so end the
politics of exclusion andl the
scourge of race.
It would not be easy for
him to do so. Before the
elections, the PPP/C had
declared it was not interested
in forming a national
government made up of
several political parties.
Further, the hard core of the
PPP/C will insist that having
won a majority. they have a

right to full power and to
sharing the benefits of such
power amongst their own.
But, this would be a short-
sighted policy that would do
nothing more than reverse the
inroads into racial politics that
this election might have made.
Guyana would be consigned to
suffering and underdevelopment
for many more decades to come.
President Jagdeo has
enormous problems to tackle.
His principal problem is
making the society safe from
violent crime which has
frightened decent people of all
races, severely affected
investment in the country and
scared away tourism even
amongst the large Guyanese
community who live abroad.
Much of this crime is
associated with drug trafficking.
a problem that is so huge that
it worries the governments of
the United States. Canada and
Britain who want to see strong
and positive action taken
against it. While they are
demonstrably ready to help.
they want to see a government
in Guyana equally resolved to
President Jagdeo's other
major problem is raising the vast
majority of the people of
(Giyanal o ut of Ilhe miserable
poverty in \\iclih hey live.
Guyana is the second poorest
country in the Caribbean, and is
officially recognised by the IlMF
and World Bank as a Hlighly

Indebted Poor Country (HPIC).
To change the
circumstances of Guyana,
President Jagdeo needs the
support of the industrialized
countries and the international
financial institutions. He is
getting that support. and he
could get much more from the
European Union, the United
States and Canada. But. if they
are to do more, these countries
will want to see reforms in
Guyana, including in its
Power sharing among the
racial groups through their
elected political parties would
go a very far way to convince
the international community
that they should give Guyana
the extra help it needs.
Both the PNCR and the
AFC, prior to the election, had
declared they were interested in
a national government, so they
should embrace and celebrate
any actions by President Jagdeo
to establish a government
comprising representatives of all
elected partulies with the PPP/C
having the greatest
If President Jagdeo has
the strength to set up power
sharing arrangements,
Guyana could benefit greatly
and his legacy to the country
would be recalled for
generations. He should not
let it be business as usual.
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THE house in which the six perished.

ESCAPED from burning
house: Claire McCalman

MELANIE and Mark Moore

Mom, five children die in fire

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under a month ago, were
burnt to death early yester-
day morning after being
trapped in the heavily grilled

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THE National Communica-
tions Network (NCN) Linden
transmission building which
housed its transmitters and re-
ceiving sets at Richmond Hill
was destroyed by fire yesterday.
The damage effectively shut
down the operations of NCN
Channels 8 and 13 in the town.
Police said fire of unknown
origin broke out at about 02:25
h. Two security guards on duty
heard what sounded like an cx-
plosion after which they saw
the building on fire, police said
in a press release.
The NCN Linden television
outfit relays selected programmes
from the NCN Channel 11 broad-
cast and provides the community
of Linden and its environs with
their only television programmes,
apart from two private paid cable
The NCN administrative
offices and local news and ad-
vertising departments at
Watooka remain in operation.
The fire destroyed trans-
mission equipment and other
A high level team of NCN
officials yesterday visited the
site of the e destroyed building
to assess the situation. (JOE

house they lived in.
Dead are Melanie Ronnet
Gonsalves Moore. 30. her chil-
dren, Akia December. 10.
Melina, 7. Marcus, 4. Mervin,
3, and baby boy Malayah, who
was close to celebrating his sec-
ond birthday.
The fire. which started at
around 07:00 h is believed to
have been of electrical origin.
One of the children was

burnt beyond recognition. His
charred body was found in one
of the bedrooms, while the oth-
ers were discovered in the wash-
room along with their mother.
Two were found in cramped
positions while the two others
were found lying face down on
the floor.
The bodies of those in the
bathroom suggested that they
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Scores of residents were
gripped as the horror unfolded
before their very eyes and
neighbours related hearing cries
by the children for help but
could not render any assistance.
The two-storey concrete
structure is owned by Melanie's
husband. Mark, who was ex-
pected home from the United
States last night.
He was expected to return
with his wife to the United
States while the children were to
he left to attend school here, rela-
tives said.
The family had migrated to
the United States just a couple
of 'ears ago.
Sonie residents were dis-
Iaxed chtu thile Fiire Service ten-
ders show\ uip \\ith \ery little
water to douse the raging fire.
Soon after the lenders left to
be refilled. it was discovered
(Please turn to page 10)

After hearing their screams
for help from the burning build-
ing. firemen and neighbours tried
to break down the doors to get
in and save them.
Eventually, someone got a
pick axe which was used, but by
then all had perished.
The doors were bolted from
inside and padlocked and would-
be rescuers could not prise them
From all appearances. the
fire started in the south west-
ern section on the top floor.
Two persons,. who lived
with the family., w\\ere asleep
downstairs and were able to es-
One of them is a relative.
Claire McCalman. of 17 East La
Penitence in Georgetown.
She said she awoke to find
smoke all over the place and she
ran out of the building not


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Fire destroys Region Four RDC building

FIRE of unknown origin early
yesterday morning destroyed
the Regional Democratic
Council (RDC) Region Four
building at Paradise Public
Road, East Coast Demerara.
The fire reportedly started
shortly after 12:30 h and the
Iour unarmed security guards
attached to Strategic Action Se-
curity Service at the location
said they saw no one prior to
the fire.
One of the security guards
posted at the front in the guard
hut told the Sunday Chronicle
lie heard the incessant harking of'
dwlos which live in the coim-
pound but did not iie.lsig;i !e.

A female security guard said
she saw smoke coming from the
back in the bottom flat of the
two-storey building, but by the
time she had a chance to inves-
tigate the fire spread quickly.
Nothing was saved from the
building. and three vehicles
parked under a shed in the com-
pound were also destroyed.
A resident who lives oppo-
site the RDC building said he
heard the crackling of glass and
woke up to see the building in
flames. He said the building took
abort 15 minutes to burn.
Fire Chief, Mr Lawrence
David said the Guyana Fire Ser-
vice received a telephone call at

01:08 h and two fire tenders
were dispatched to the scene.
He said when the tenders
arrived at the scene the entire

building was engulfed in flames
but nevertheless firemen began
dousing the fire.
Mr David told the Sunday

Chronicle investigations are on-
going to determine the cause of
the fire.
In a separate incident, on

Friday police were called in
at the RDC office when it was
discovered that $3M was miss-
ing, reports said.



GUTTED: The RDC office at Paradise, East Coast
Demerara. (Winston Oudkerk photo)

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SCORCHED: books scorched in the fire. (Winston Oudkerk

Mom, five children ...
(From page nine)
that a few yards away in the street there were a number of
fire hydrants and water from one of these was eventually used
to bring the fire under control.
After the first body was found, efforts were made to re-
move the others from the building.
There were screams and gasps from the large crowd which
had gathered outside at the scene as the bodies were brought
out of the building.
This fire reminded residents of one in the early 1980s when
three members of a family in Amelia's Ward died after flames
gutted their home.
It also brought back memories of several school chil-
dren who perished when a Dodge Ram bus virtually ex-
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THE Guyana Telephone and
Telegraph Limited (GT&T)
yesterday said that on August
30 problems occurred on the
Americas 11 cable system,
causing the company's cus-
tomers to experience de-
graded voice and data ser-
A press release said the
problems exist in an area be-
tween French Guiana and
Trinidad & Tobago and, as a re-
sult, are beyond the control of
GT&T, though, concerned
about the degraded service, has

cited the problem for the atten-
tion and action of the Americas
I1 administration.
The document said at the
present time, AT&T restoration
personnel are coordinating res-
toration attempts through the
Telecommunication Services of
Trinidad & Tobago (TSTT) and
French Guiana cable stations at
Chaguaramas and Cayenne re-
GT&T said it is con-
stantly monitoring the situa-
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advised of the progress being

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LAPARKAN Group of Companies has awarded bursaries
to seven children of its employees who were successful at
this year's Secondary Schools Entrance Examination
The recipients of trophies and cheques are Avinash
Ramkirath. Ryan Vanderhyden, Priya Khan, Yolanna Chung,
Akeetm Moffatt, Ashley Mendonca and Stacy Halley, a press
release said.
According to the release, the bursary awardees were ad-
dressed by Laparkan Executive Director, Mr Vibert Parvatan,
who congratulated both students and parents before making the
present stations.
'wenty-three children, who received awards for the
years 2002 to 2005 were also given cheques for the period.

, Yolanna Chung, Ashley Mendonca and Stacy
:rvatan, Executive Director and Laleta Siva.-.,d,

I2nl0DAY6 'CHRONIICLE Se 'iih6` '',"2006 11j
-__-____ The Greater r-- ------- -------

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

Debby does


By Luis Carpio

AT THE time of writing, Tropical Storm Debby was mov-
ing in a west-northwest direction and was expected to con-
tinue thus until early this week.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the Southeast Bahamas,
the Turks and Caicos Islands and the north coast of the Do-
minican Republic and a hurricane watch is in effect for the cen-
tral Bahamas, northern Haiti and the north coast of Cuba.
Debby is now the fourth of the 21 named tropical storms
"carded" for 2006, a year in which, as in 2005, the Season to
be Wary has gotten off to a relatively tame start.
Last year's season surpassed the expectations of even pes-
simistic forecasters who base their predictions on 52 years of
scientific observation.
In Debby's case, we have been reassured over the past days
that there is nothing to fear from this particular storm, as it is
unlikely to strike land in hurricane form
The first caveat here is that, from our island point of view,
the international media's definition of "land" must often be taken
with a grain of salt.
"N Although matters
"Nobody have improved in
recent years, in the
believes a recent past, when a
storm no longer
liar w h n seemed to threaten
liar..even w hen Florida, hurricanes
e. mysteriously
he is telling the dropped off the ra-
dar. That this has
1trut changed at all is
truth!" owed more to the
presence of foreign
Aesop: The Boy Who tourists on our
Cried Wolf beaches than to any
other factor.
The second
warning has to do with the effect that a natural disaster that
fails to materialize has upon the population and its potential to
reinforce the "God is a (your nationality here)" mentality that
has caused so much grief in our region.
The notable efforts in Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
members to increase public awareness of the need to prepare
for natural disasters can be seriously undermined when a storn
that misses us becomes anecdotal evidence to support a laissez
faire attitude on the part of the public.
All initiatives in our Greater Caribbean aimed at raising con-
sciousness of disaster preparedness and mitigation are to be ap-
plauded and all campaigns, whether regional or national, need
the vocal support of all sectors of society, particularly those
with a known capacity to affect public opinion, such as the
media and academia.
Fortunately, at least in Trinidad and Tobago, ODPM (Of-
fice of Disaster Preparedness Management) and the media have
been proactive in warning of the dangers to life and property
posed by the heavy rains riding Debby's coattails.
Experts currently rate inadequate preparedness (including
education) alongside climate change, socioeconomic factors and
ecological degradation as being at the core of all tragedies caused
by natural disasters.
The previous assertion stems from the recognition that,
whilst natural phenomena barrelling through human settlements
can be neither prevented nor controlled, natural disasters, (in-
ternationally defined as extreme events which result in wide-
spread social disruption, trauma, property damage and loss of
life), are a result of our societies' vulnerabilities.
Dr. Dave Zervaas, of the United Nations' International Strat-
egy for Disaster Reduction, argues that preparation should fo-
cus on making people less vulnerable to disasters, as "it's much
more important now to look at vulnerabilities, because you have
factors you can control."
Of all our vulnerabilities, ignorance is perhaps one that as a
society we are best prepared to tackle, as it requires neither
astronomical funding nor (as in the case of building codes) con-
frontation with vested interests. The public must be made to
see that disaster prevention and mitigation are year-round ac-
tivities in respect not only of hurricanes, but also of the host
of other phenomena that plague our region.
If the public is allowed to let down their guard because of a
near-miss, then our next cry of alarm, in the case of Ernesto for
example, will be met as so much mamaguy.
(** Luis Carpio is the Director of Transport and Natu-
ral Disasters of the Association of Caribbean States. The
views expressed are not necessarily the official views of
the ACS. Feedback can be sent to: mail@acs-aec.org)

GECOM Chairman

salutes those who made

elections successful

CHAIRMAN of the Guyana
Elections Commission, Dr.
Steve Surujbally, has ex-
pressed gratitude to all those
who helped to make the 2006
general and regional elec-
tions a success.
Below is the full statement
he read after the declaration of
the results Thursday evening.
"In my capacity as Chair-
man of the Guyana Elections
Commission (GECOM) over
the past five years, I have had
the good fortune of working
with some of the most dedi-
cated people our country has
produced. This fact became
crystal clear to me as we at
GECOM got closer to the elec-
tions and during the manage-
ment of the elections on Elec-
tion Day itself.
On Election Day, and until
the announcement of the final
results, myself and Mr. Gocool
Boodoo, the Chief Election Of-

Steve Surujbally
ficer, faced the nation via the
airwaves on several occasions
to make announcements about
the electoral process. But we
were not the only two persons
who were tasked with bringing
off satisfactory elections.
It must be recognized that

an elections management is of
such magnitude that it could not
be successfully concluded if
there were not other leaders car-
rying out the operations behind
the scenes.
In acknowledgement of their
exemplary contributions, it
would be remiss of me if I were
not to publicly acclaim the effi-
cient and the indefatigable work
of Mr. Calvin Benn, Deputy
Chief Election Officer and Head
of Operations, and Mr. Keith
Lowenfield. the Assistant Chief
Election Officer. The Guyanese
nation owes Mr. Boodoo, Mr.
Benn and Mr. Lowenfield and
their teams a definite and im-
measurable debt of gratitude.
Similarly, the importance of
the guidance and wisdom of
Commissioners Mr. Robert Wil-
liams, Mr. Moen McDoom, Mr.
Lloyd Joseph, Dr. Keshav
Mangal, Mr. Mahamood Shaw
and, for many years, Mr. Haslyn

Venezelan C gi
leades cograulte


Venezuela and the Caribbean
Community are among those
that have come in for Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo on his
re-election under the
People's Progressive Party/
Civic, which swept last
Monday's general and re-
gional elections.
Guyana's Ambassador to
Venezuela Odeen Ishmael said
President Hugo Chavez was
elated to hear of President
Jagdeo's re-election and noted
that it was among the first news
he received when he arrived
back in Caracas from his tour of
Asia and Africa.
Chavez offered his con-
gratulations to the President
from Miraflores Palace, his of-
ficial residence, just before he
held a working dinner for del-
egates attending a projects com-
mittee meeting of the South
American Community of Na-
Suriname's President
Runaldo Venetiaan took note of
Monday's peaceful elections in
extending congratulations to
President Jagdeo and said he
hopes that during Mr. Jagdeo's
tenure Guyana and Suriname
would continue to work together.
Grenadian Prime Minister
Dr. Keith Mitchell congratu-
lated the President on his
party's fourth election win and
extended best wishes for a suc-
cessful new term.

In a message through the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Jamaica. Prime Minister Portia
Simpson Miller conveyed "ex-
pressions of felicity and good-

The three CARICOM
Prime Ministers expressed
regret at not being able to at-
tend yesterday's inaugura-
tion ceremony for the Presi-

Parris must be mentioned.
The hard work and keen
scrutiny of the local and inter-
national observers, the magna-
nimity of the donor commu-
nity, the astuteness of the
Joint International Technical
Assessors (JITAs), Mr.
Stephen Beale and Dr. Kwadwo
Afari-Gyan, the priceless work
of the media consultant Mr.
Tim Neale, the maturity dis-
played by the contending po-
litical parties, the ubiquity of
the Disciplined Services es-
pecially the Guyana Police
Force which under the leader-
ship of Mr. Henry Greene, has
given GECOM constant and
continuous support in the area
of security, the shared knowl-
edge of specialist consultants
(past and present), and the co-
pious coverage of the media
have all contributed to the suc-
cess of the 2006 General and
Regional Elections.
On behalf of the management
and staff of the Guyana Elec-
tions Commission and its Secre-
tariat. I salute all of the above
mentioned persons and organiza-
tions and every other person or
organization who/which would
have contributed in any manner
to making the 2006 General and
Regional Elections an event of
which we can all be proud.
On behalf of the Com-
mission also. I wish all those
persons who will sit in the
National Assembly all the
very best as they focus their
collective resources on the
management and good gover-
nance of our beloved country.










12'- - - - SONOAY-CHhIJNICLE S~ptbe~Od6,



Play is a must of the first order for individuals ..... This
main theme leads to a number of imperatives for the
practitioner, but also raises some questions of inspir-
ing magnitude. If, for instance, children must play
(playfully) re-invent in order to understand logical and
mathematical principles, then it becomes necessary that
every public school that does not want to defeat its
very purpose give every child a freedom to explore,
while protecting him from a barrage of distributing
stimulus, including excessive fear and rage.
(Piers 1972:173)

From all that has been written
and said about the benefits of
play one would expect to find
more time to set aside for self-
selection and self-initiated play;
seeing and helping teachers to
encourage richly elaborated
plays. Instead preschool class-
rooms are too often character-
ized by rigid schedules and per-
functory planning. Teachers
complain about the lack of
space and materials. The
present structure and function of
play are too much teacher-ori-
One California study sug-
gested that there is too much
pressure from parents and ad-
ministrators to produce aca-
demic skills and knowledge.
Children are perceived as min-
iature and underdeveloped aca-
demics. Even when there is
structure for play, the teachers
are too often directing and
structuring the play. Sharon
Kaman suggested that there are
three types of barriers attitu-

dinal. structural and functional.
The attitudinal barriers
coie from the ethos which does
not value play. The Horatio
Alger mystique or the path to
success is rooted in hard and
sustained work. People sepa-
rate work from play. One works
with colleagues during the week,
one plays with family and
friends on holidays and week-
Children's play is an inmita-
tion; not the play but the work
of adults. "Though this may be
play to you, 'Tis death to its'
John Denham, "Fables. Tey
play "house" or "school" be-
cause play is given a much
lower status than work. For
some adults playing is not spon-
taneous and is a means to an
"Enrolment in teacher
preparation programmes, par-
ticularly at the early childhood
level, has decreased dramatically
with only a few exceptions."
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play techniques are not a high



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priority. Play as a technique,
unlike other areas of the teacher-
training curriculum, is left to the
resources and creativity of the
individual teacher.

Functions of Play

(a) Physiological
Play and the need for it is
first and foremost a biological
imperative. It keeps the specie
in healthy physical condition; be
it skipping a rope or tug-of-war.
it maintains healthy muscle fi-
bre. Today this has become far
more important because, as a
population, life has become
more sedentary. The life at a
desk and in front of a computer
has replaced the life of the
hunter/gatherer. However,
muscle fibre has lost its tone
and physical exercise and aero-
bics do have some of the same
socio-psychological advantages.

(b) Socio-Cultural
Few play situations do not
involve some aspects of social
development. In a fantasy game
or in a role play the displaced
figures are real for the child. It
reaches its height in co-opera-
tive or competitive play. In all
cases there are some aspects of
cognitive processing, including
speech. Fantasy play, as indi-
cated, is a progression from toy
animals to live animals and to
humans are real objects in the
child's life.
These significant others
internalised are crucial love (or
hate) objects because they are
real to the child. The child takes
the role of a mother to scold the
chill (the doll), punishes and
gives moral instructions about
behaviour and discipline as she
understands stand executes such
insilrctions. A' ho.: in the idehn-
tiY/ wiitl his hero, Ibeals iiup lI
tlil had guil and puts hlint in
place. The dol h Iousc /',,inic
in iillCrc.sting strucIIr( c t/id
liulclion of thei till\ h s 'i'uciurc
'! O.fiiclion. This includee" /the
hariun-i and ,'ari, if '.' lamitiN .

the give and take of later life; the
arrangement or appropriate
status and behaviour in the fanm-
ily structure are reflected in the
Cross-cultural studies of
children's play have challenged
this constructionist view (as in
Piaget) as a "theory of the in-
dividual child's accommodation
to an autonomous world."
Such studies seek to break
away from the individualistic
view point that sees social de-
velopment as private
internalisation of adult skills
and knowledge and thus shift-
ing to a more social and collec-
tive process. Not only must
the child make the knowledge
his own but that he must make
it his own in a community of
those who share his sense of
belongingness; belonging to a
larger group culture.

(c) Therapy, Cognition
and Thinking
As children grow and in-
crease play activities, so does
the cognitive function. The
child makes associations, com-
prehend meanings, generalises
and communicates. The recep-
tacle aspect of cognition is la-
belled as listening, comprehen-
sion or understanding. The non-
verbal expression, either innate
or learned, as well as the verbal,
is the ability to formulate mean-
ing, to pull together disparate
meaningless parts into a mean-
ingful whole. This gives the one
identity tests developed to
evaluate this aspect of cognition
and the creative side of human
thought processes.
"Play behaviour then not
only reflects or is ta window oni
the child iln development but
also contributes by consolidat-
ing or reinforcing recent lear n-
ing and recent acquisitions, and
bl Providing opportunities fiwn
Ihnew masterl,.ies laid tInovel iln-
iglhls. -" .lsol elSO vc.\ general
aid ''i'cc('l ,"cili nctlions ol plx v as.
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behaviour is concerned with the
acquiring and processing of in-
formation from external
sources. Lucid behaviour is
more concerned with emotions
or moods and may or may not
be stimulated externally. Play
activity and thinking is a recip-
rocal activity, one influencing
and enhancing the growth of the

(d) Competition
In Western societies, espe-
cially those anglophiles, there
is more of an emphasis on in-
dividuality than society. As a
result, there is more competi-
tion. This is in spite of the fact
that much of the research dem-
onstrates the importance of
learning through co-operation.
Some degree of competition is
essential or useful for motiva-
tional purposes. Competition,
especially where there is high
anxiety, reduces performances
in quality and quantity.
Dodson's Law suggests that
there is a maximum point when
performance is most efficient
beyond that it leads to high
anxiety and even hysteria, sig-
nificantly reducing perfor-

(e) Speech and Language
Play allows for a spontane-
ous use and development of
language and speech. The bio-
logical theory or the syntactic
structure of Naom Chomsky
suggests that language is a bio-
logically pre-determined phe-
nomenon; largely innate and
readily combines play and lan-
guage. 7iTis is evident in the fact
that children in all cultures and
environment followed a univer-
sal pattern of cooing, babbling,
and holophrastic speech during
the first 18 months of their lives.
Of course, these built-in capaci-
ties must be stimulated by envi-
ronment and the child will then
follow the structure and rules of
a particular language that lie

1. Family toys dolls.
doll houses, puppets, soldiers
2. Representational
toys cars, boats, planes.
3. Expressive toys pa-
per, paint, crayons, pencil
4. Sensory clay,
dough. plasticine
5. Structured materials -
building blocks, puzzles
6. Motor toys balls,
ring toss
7. Depending toys -
fuzzy toys. animals, animal
S. Aggressive toys ag-
gressive animals, guns, action

There are di fferenl types of
plays. While some aric more
physical and m11ea;n to cliallcnge
physical sringlth and skills.
others alrc inelanl to practice and
enhianc social skills. ('ogniion
skills are involved \\il i nh t iny

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games. A game of chess is more
mental in nature than rope skip-
Language skills, as part of
cognitive development, play an
important role in social as well
as mental growth. Highly com-
petitive games, with well-devel-
oped rules are a significant as-
pect of socio-emotional growth.
Moral judgement and moral
behaviour also are an integral
part of the world of play and
as one's total personality devel-
opment, viz. physical, social,
mental, emotional and moral.
The many types of plays
involve a combination of the
various aspects and levels of
personality. While skipping a
rope may call upon fine and
gross psychomotor skills, a
game of bridge may be more
mental. A game of cricket or
soccer would be physical, social
and moral.

Semantics or
The vocabulary of a child
though limited has an order and
they convey broad meanings.
"See daddy" means he wants
daddy to look at him, while
"Daddy see" will mean for
daddy to look at a specific ob-
ject or event. This is true of all
children across many cultures,
English, Russian, Turkish, etc.
Although the child's speech is
limited, an analysis of meaning
suggests the following pattern.
Only a few examples are of-

(a) identification, "see
(b) attribution, "big
(c) interrogation,
"where mommy?"
(d) negation, "no-no-
(e) repetition, "more
(f) action-instrument,
"beat daddy"
(g) agent-object,
mommyy milk"
(h) possession, "my

Play Therapy
Play therapy is a special
process that focuses
children's needs to express
themselves physically, ver-
bally and otherwise. In a
healthy and play conducive
environment a trained thera-
pist elicits the socio-emo-
tional needs through a vari-
ety of pla aIcti*ities.
Children's verbal skills are
limited bhut through play.
thlouhlts, fear's and feelings
a;s range; Ifrustriation and de-
'sires are broughlt nout.

SUNDAY, CHRONICLE, Sept .emr ,,3, 2g,, ______ 13

Oluvana's sea turtle poopulation


AN ANALYSIS of sea turtle
nesting data front the Sea
Turtle Project of the Guyana
Marine Turtle Conservation
Society (GMTCS) has shown
a dramatic increase in the sea
turtle population nesting at
Shell Beach in the nortlx est
over the past four decades, the
society reported 3 yesterday.
A press release froml the
group said that in 1965. the Sea
turtle Project lagged lust four
Leatherback turtles cnmlpareud to
2005 where 755 individuals of
all four species of marine turtles
were tagged.
In 2000. nesting activity
had increased to 1.336 individu-
als (mostly Leatherback) and
this has been the highest num-
ber recorded to date.
The society explained
that the increased sea turtle
nesting activity is a direct re-
sult of the continued and dedi-
cated monitoring and educa-
tion awareness programmes
conducted by Dr. Peter
Pritchard and sea turtle war-
dens, especially Audley
James, Romeo DeFreitas and
Daniel James since the 1980s.
A total of nine sea turtle
wardens patrol the beaches
nightly from March to August
every year. This deters persons
from killing sea turtles for meat
and poaching the eggs.
Michelle Kalamandeen,
Project Coordinator of the Sea
Turtle Project, stated, "This in-
creasing trend is very encourag-
ing news and should be sup-
ported. However, more protec-
tion is needed for the nesting
sites. The monitoring and pa-
trolling effort covers only 15 out
of the 90 miles of Shell Beach.
Protecting more nesting beaches
is the only way to avoid the risk
of putting all turtle eggs in a
very few baskets. Additionally,
the lack of funding for direct

conservation activities is always
a nuajor concern. As such, local
support and partnerships from
individuals, conllunuilties, Gov-
ernmrent agencies, NGOs and
businesses are needed."
Despite the positive trend
of sea turtles visiting Shell
Beach, the Society noted thai
according to a studi\ conducted
by the Scripps institution ot
Oceanography. historically,
large nesting populations ex-
isted throughout tlhe Caribbean,
including those visiting
Scientists estimate that
today's current population of
300.000 turtles in the Caribbean
(inclusive of Guyana) was once
as large as 91 million Green
turtles throughout the 17th cen-
For Hawksbill turtles, re-
searchers estimate the popula-
tion has dwindled from 11 mil-
lion to less than 30,000.
In Guyana, populations of
Hawksbill and Olive Ridley are
still extremely low; with 23 and
1 individuals) tagged respec-
tively in 2005.
During the late 1980s the
major threat to sea turtles was
slaughter for meat and poaching
of eggs. During this period the
beaches would overflow with
the carcasses of dead sea
As changes in the economy
occurred, purchasing of drift
seines increased significantly.
Today the major threats to
sea turtles visiting Shell Beach
are direct take of eggs and acci-
dental capture of sea turtles by
The society noted that it is
not too late to turn the tide, es-
pecially if everyone in Guyana
plays their part. The general
public is encouraged to choose
their seafood wisely as the type
of seafood we purchase and

mare riseworkb

it society says more


MONITORING PROGRAMME: sea turtle wardens measuring a nesting female Leatherback turtle Michelle Kalamandeen

consume can make a big differ-
ence either in supporting or dis-
couraging harmful fishing prac-
Wherever possible, whole-
salers or buyers should ask for
proof that the fisheries are us-
ing Turtle Excluder Devices
TEDs are specially designed
nets with a 'hatch' which sea
turtles can escape from if they
are caught. This does not affect
the fishermen's catch as no
other fish is strong enough to
open the hatch. The device is
simple to use, cheap and effec-
A sea turtle bycatch study
is currently being conducted,

thanks to funding from WWF-
The society also encourages
persons to avoid purchasing and
consuming sea turtle eggs, meats
and products made from the
shells or leather of turtles.
Dumping garbage into the
rivers and ocean is also discour-
aged as sea turtles, especially
the Leatherback, can mistake
plastic bags for jellyfish, a
favourite food, which can block
air passages and lead to drown-
The society noted that plas-
tic bottles and bags from the
rest of Guyana can be seen
washing ashore on the beaches

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& 800




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Table showing sea turtle population trends for all species from 1965 to 2005. Sea Turtle Project, GMTCS

The society also noted with
Cricket World Cup fast ap-
proaching, Guyana's natural as-
sets were sure to be a
centrepiece of the country's
tourism effort.
Ms Kalamandeen said,
"Seeing a Leatherback in the
wild for the first time is an
amazing experience. Guyana
should be proud of what we as

a nation have achieved in sea
turtle conservation, and tourists
will love them."
For more information on
supporting sea turtles in
Guyana please contact the
Sea Turtle Project, Guyana
Marine Turtle Conservation
Society, Le Meridian Pe-
gasus. Kingston,
Georgetown. Tel: 225-4483/4.

Department of Standards & Technical Services

- Guyana, South America.Tel. # 226-5118
August 24, 2006



By virtue of the powers conferred on me as Returning Officer, I
hereby notify duly registered Pharmacy Practitioners, under the
Pharmacy Practitioners Act 2003, that nominations for the election of
three (3) duly registered Pharmacy Practitioners commences on
August 28' 2006 and ends on September 14' 2006 both days
Each nominee must be proposed and seconded by two duly
registered Pharmacy Practitioners.
The Nominee must be a Pharmacist in Good Standing with at least
three years post registration experience, same being the
qualification prescribed by law for eligibility for election to the Councl.
Nominations must be communicated in writing on the prescribed
forms and addressed to Dr. Dennison Davis. Director of Standards
and Technical Services. Ministry of Health, Brickdam.
The proposer and seconder cannot nominate more than one
Registered Pharmacists duly nominated for election will be notified
Daled this 31st Augusi. 2006
Dr. Dennison Davis
Returning Officer

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MEDIA GANG: from left, Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Sharief Khan, Sahodra Rampersaud of the Government Information
Agency (GINA) and Radha Ally of NCN among media people awaiting the inauguration.
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A SECTION of the invit(

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UNITY MESSAGE: members of the National School of Dance spread the 'One World' message.

President's inauguration:

PRESIDENT Jagdeo with, from left, Fire Chief Lawrence Dav
Staff Brigadier Edward Collins and Director of Prisons Dale.

'A proud, humbling moment'

Here is the text of the address by President Bharrat Jagdeo at his inauguration at State House, Georgetown yesterday:

THIS, for me, is both a proud
and humbling moment. To
have been elected by you the
people of Guyana to be your
President is indeed an honour
- an honour made even
greater since that mandate
emanated from an electoral
process that was certified as
the free expression of the will
of the people and acknowl-
edged as such by other con-
My foremost response must
therefore be an expression of
gratitude. I thank you the gra-
cious people of this land of ours.
for the confidence which you
have once more reposed in me.
On my part. I solemnly pledge
to do everything within my
power to be worthy of the trust
and confidence of all the people
of this beloved land. which is ihe
one space on Planet Earth which
all of us can legitimately call
A few nmomenls ago. I re-

ceived a telephone call from the
Leader of the PNCR-IG, Mr.
Robert Corbin congratulating me
and expressing his regrets at not
being able to be present at this
ceremony since he is out of
Georgetown. I wish lo thank him
and his party for their gracious
acceptance of the will of our
My consciousness, like my
responsibility and commitment,
both as a person and as Presi-
dent, transcends ethnic, religious,
cultural and gender biases. I truly
and whole-heartedly commit
myself to erve all the people of
Guyana, regardless of race. reli-
gion. gender, geography or po-
litical partisanship and to do so
without fear or favour. 1 am and
shall continue to be the President
ifr all of Guyana.
I aim fully aware on the re-
sponsibilities that now fall on
my shoulders very human
shoulders. These are responsi-
bilities that I cannot carry out

alone. I need you to walk with me,
as I walk with you along the road
of development. It is now time for
us to take down the trappings of
and dispense with all feelings of
hurt and animosity generated by
the competitive political campaign
and work together to advance the
goals of development and national
unity. All citizens, political parties,
religious organizations, non-gov-
ernmental bodies and the business
community should join in this
All of this will require hard
work. Above all. it will demand a
competitive economy that will
generate wealth and create em-
ployment. While I believe that in-
creased competitiveness is under
way, its continuing growth will de-
mand aggressiveness and resource-
fulness on the part of all of us.
government, the opposition, the
private sector, employers and
workers alike.
The principal objective of our
competitive economic policy must

be to promote higher and sus-
tainable levels of investment
and economic growth and cre-
ate jobs for all our people.
This in turn will enhance the
dignity, self-respect and self-
reliance of our people and lead
them to truly believe that they
have a stake in the economy
and a worthwhile place in our
society. No effort should be
spared and no novel path left
unexplored in the project of
incubating a new class of
young Guyanese entrepre-
neurs. equipped with the ex-
pertise. enthusiasm and re-
sources to be competitive in a
globalized world economy.
Even as we advocate inter-
nationally for reform nation-
ally we must focus on the cre-
ation of a humane society that
caters for the social well- be-
ing of all of our people. par-
ticularly the aged, single-moth-
ers. the physically and men
tally challenged, children at

risk. ,A omen vulnerable to abuse
and exploitation and the poor.
Together we must aim for and
ensure that none of our children
have to sleep on the streets, and
that hunger, homelessness, un-
treated illness, or like depriva-
tions is banished from our land.
Meanwhile, we must be
consut itly aware that we live in
a cult ally and politically plu-
ral so icty that is working its
way t cohesiveness. The pro-
cess iv as exciting in possibilities
as it i taught with danger. We
nmuot i I open to the possibilities
and b vigilant against! the dan-
gers. 'e can allow our real and
percei.ed differences to divide
us to our peril, and dissipate our
natil:.i energies. Or we can re-
soble to harmonize our diversity
to our national benefit, if not
glor: It is a destiny we have to
cho-,c. I know we will choose
ha;".: n). respect and hope.
) ir cricketers have deninil-
str..'.d that spurt is an avenue

that leads to cohesiveness and
success. Come next year and
World Cup Cricket, we will
demonstrate to the world how
successful we can be in promot-
ing an enterprise in which na-
tional pride is at stake.
I also urge upon our people
in the creative arts, to continue
to take various elements in our
history, our flora and fauna and
by these especial genius, to place
these on the imagination of our
people in the effort to develop
a Guyanese consciousness. And
I urge parents, teachers and reli-
gious leaders to foster tolerance,
respect and compassion for oth-
ers among their charges through
lessons and messages that teach
positive values.
At the political level. I have
already indicated that there is
scope for all parliamentary po-
litical parties to work together
under an enhanced framework of
political cooperation. rooted in
the primacy of parliament.

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FRONT ROW First Lady Varshnie Jagdeo; former President Janet Jagan, Mrs Yvonne Hinds and Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds at the ceremony.

d, acting Police Commissioner Henry Greene, Army Chief of

grounded in a system that is re-
sponsive and accountable, and ex-
tended to civil society to deepen
its participation in decision mak-
ing. Such a process cannot be
hastily contrived if the objective
of promoting inclusivity is to be
Over the next weeks I intend
to meet with the leaders of the
several political parties repre-
sented in the National Assembly
in order to engage them in find-
ing a modus of co-operation
through which they can contrib-
ute to national development. We
will have to hammer out together
this framework of co-operation in
which the ideas and views that
are sound and positive can be-
come part of an evolving policy
environment and provide those
parties that are interested, the
opportunity of assisting with
their implementation..
It is expected that the Na-
tional Assembly, the highest rep-
resentative forum in the land, will
play a pivotal role. We have al-
ways envisaged the National As-
sembly as the place where con-
tending interests seek compro-
.,ise and mutual understanding in
the quest for a iunted and pros-
perou. Guyana.

This is not a sentimental or
transient position. Just for the
record, let me quote from the
1992 PPP/Civic manifesto as
regards this matter: "The new
state will be founded on univer-
sally acclaimed principles of
freedom, equality and solidar-
ity where the only paramount
institution will be parliament,
guided by a new constitution
fashioned by the Guyanese
I propose to work vigor-
ously with that august body to
have all the agreed-upon unfin-
ished constitutional and legal re-
forms completed. These include
the establishment of the remain-
ing constitutional commissions,
and the completion of local gov-
ernment reform which is so nec-
essary to fortify democracy and
bring it closer to its real repcsi-
tory, the people.
As improvements continue
in our physical infrastructure
with the objective of enhancing
the living standards of our
people; as we seek to make our
borders safe and simultaneously
reach out the hand of friendship
and co-ope,'ation to our Latin
American and CARICOM
neighbours, '.d those farther

Singh, left, President Jagdeo and GECOM Chairman Steve

afield; as we travel the world su-
per-highways opened up by the
ICT and other technologies to an
advantageous engagement with a
globalized world economy; as we
strive to eradicate the scourges
of crime, HIV/AIDS and illicit
drugs from our society, we will
be well on our way to building a
modern Guyana. Above all, we
will be engendering in our people
a sense of national pride and in
our younger people in particular,
a sense of hope.
Before I close, let me con-
gratulate GECOM for delivering
on elections 2006 in such a highly
professional manner which has
earned plaudits at home and
abroad. Let me thank the leaders
of the political parties for accept-
ing the results of the elections
readily; this augurs well for
peace now, and in the future our
political development. I thank
my own party and our civic part-
ner; and the Guyanese Diaspora
for their solidarity and excellent
support during the elections
Thanks to the security
Iorces f::r their role in the main-
tenance of the peace before, dur-
ing and after the elections.
'lltnks to the observers for en-

during the polls met interna-
tional standards. And most of
all, special thanks to you the
people of Guyana for your
laudable conduct during the
elections campaign and on elec-
tions day.
On a personal note, my
only regret is that my mother
and father are not here to share
this day with me. But they have
left me five loving, faithful sis-
ters Sheila, Chinee, Jean, Rema
and Shanta. They and their
families have given me the love,
care and support over the years
so that I can continue to serve
my people. I want them to
know how much I appreciate
To my people, I want to
praise your resilience and for-
titude. In spite of our chal-
lenges, you my compatriots
have always been warm.
friendly and hospitable. You
the people have always en-
deavoured to do your best. I
know you will continue to
place the interests of your
country above partisan consid-
erations. I believe that together
we can move our country for-
ward into a rewarding future.
Long Live Guyana!"

.es at the inauguration.




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6. "In a*"**, in a vision of
the night, when deep
sleep falleth upon'men
in siumberings upon
the bed; then he
openeth the ears of
men, and sealeth their
instruction." Job 33:15-
8. Point on the compass
that is closer to South.
9. Warrant Officer (Abbr.).
12. Preposition.
14. Alivevideo broadcast of
an event transmitted
across the Internet.
20. "Men may be linked in
friendship. Nations are
linked by ********." Rolf

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use of productive or
creative- activity in the
t r.eat m e n t o r
rehabilitation of
physically or emotionally
disabled people.
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of the Cuyuni River in
27. Its capital city is Nairobi.
28. Exclamation, used to
draw or attract attention.
30. Musical term.

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of the Potaro River in
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position or place.
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but furtherfrom North.
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history not only
because of the heroism
of its troops on the field
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conservation of its
interest." Aristide
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but furtherfrom South.
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Security must

target people

not objects

By Michael Holden

LONDON (Reuters) Security officials should concentrate on
people, not-objects, at airports but simplistic racial profiling is
not the way to thwart potential attacks on airlines, experts say.
They warn, however, that more effective behavioral profiling
would be very labour-intensive, expensive and would not guarantee
"It's the only methodology that can stay ahead of terrorism
and terrorists," said Philip Baum, editor of British magazine Avia-
tion Security International. "Screeners are spending far too long try-
ing to confiscate scissors and shampoos and gels from people who
pose absolutely no threat."
A debate over the merits of profiling where security staff
focus their search efforts on people, they regard as suspicious on
grounds such as ethnicity and religion has erupted since British
police said on August 10 they had foiled a plan to blow up transat-
lantic planes using liquid explosives.
Immediately, airports across Europe and the United States tight-
ened security: passengers were banned from taking liquids or hand
luggage on board and travellers were rigorously checked. Some of
those measures were later relaxed.
Baum said such actions, which caused airport chaos, flight de-
lays and cancellations, were unnecessary and ineffective.
"The existing technologies have been proven to have limited ef-
fectiveness," he told Reuters. "They haven't as yet identified any-
body who has been carrying an improvised explosive device on their
person or in their baggage, whereas profiling has been proven to be
The profiling debate has been fuelled by the fact that the sus-
pects detained and charged in the airlines bomb plot were all Brit-
ish Muslims, mainly of Pakistani descent.
Some of Britain's 1.7 million Muslims have warned profiling
will widen the gulf between authorities and their communities.
Many Muslims accuse police of unfairly targeting their com-
munity in a crackdown on terrorism after last year's suicide bomb
attacks on London's transport system by young British Islamist

Some experts, including the former head of London's police
force, say authorities should concentrate on profiling potential sus-
pects, with a particular eye on young Muslim men.
"I'm a white, 62-year-old, 6-foot 4-inch suit-wearing ex-cop.
Do I really fit the profile of a suicide bomber?" said former Met-
ropolitan Police Commissioner John Stevens.
"Does the young mum with three tots? The gay couple, the
rugby team, the middle-aged businessman?"
A poll published in August after the airlines plot was foiled
found 55 percent of Britons backed passenger profiling with just
29 percent opposed to the system.
Baum said he advocated a system of "positive profiling" based
on behaviour, not ethnicity. "That is not racial profiling. I totally
disagree with racial profiling," he said.
"You're not exempting anybody from screening by technology
but you are determining which technology to apply depending on
the perceived risk a passenger poses.
"We are not saying all young Asian males are going to be set
aside for some separate screening by definition."
However, that is exactly what many Muslims fear.
One of the country's most senior Muslim police officers, Lon-
don Chief Superintendent Ali Dizaei, warned profiling could create
a new offense of "traveling whilst Asian."
Profiling would also be costly because it would require trained
surveillance officers who could spot warning signs in passengers'
behavior and also require efficient cross- referencing of information
about people's itineraries.

Another problem lies in the fact that profiling is a science in its
infancy and a rather "blunt instrument," said Alex Standish, editor
of Strategic Intelligence Review.
Profiling might not have caught British-born "shoe bomber" Ri-
chard Reid, who tried to blow up an airliner in 2001 using explo-
sives hidden in his shoes.
"Reid wouldn't necessarily have flagged anything up on
anyone's radar," he said. "Terrorist masterminds" might also look
for people who did not fit the expected profile, he added.
Standish said not enough research had been done to compare
'the behaviour of people carrying out criminal acts and those who
were about to commit a suicide attack.
"I think even the Israeli intelligence services would agree they
cannot possibly stop every determined would-be suicide bomber,"
he said.
"You simply have to develop the kind of intelligence network
to keep individuals under suspicion and their associates under con-
stant surveillance but it's enormously expensive, labour-intensive
and you can't afford to take your eye off the ball."
One way of improving the profiling procedure would be to make
checks closer to the departure gate.
"You will have differ ent expectations of behaviour on ev-
ery single flight," Baum said. "The closer somebody gets to
boarding the flight the more chance you are going to get of
detecting behavioral signs as, well.

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Bolivian troops quell

Indian pipeline protest

By Eduardo Garcia

LA PAZ. Bolivia, (Reuters) President Evo Morales sent
troops yesterday to break up a protest by Guarani Indians
who threatened to shut the valves at one of the Bolivia's
largest natural gas pipelines.
It was the second lime in less than a week the Bolivian
leader dispatched soldiers to break up deionsirations at
pipelines in the country
Early Saturday, about 50 soldiers dispersed dozens of
demonstrators occupying the Parapeti natural gas pipeline
control station, according to protest leader Demecio Canduar.
The occupaton ha< proved a politicallS sensluve issue for
Morales, pining demands from his poor Indian base against
businesses worried about his decision to nationalise the country's
energy sector on May 1.
The nmoe to reassert state control oer the gas and oil
industry has particularly raised tensions with Brazil, its top
customer, which impons 26 million cubic metres of natural gas
a day. Bolivia is also eeklng to raise pnrces on gjs expori.n t
Brazil by as much as 75 percent.
For days, indigenous leaders also threatened to take control
of Bolivia's largest gas fields operated by Brazil's state energy
firm Petrobras, Spain's Repsol YPF and France's Total.
Located 683 miles (1,100 km) southeast of La Paz, the
Parapeti station is run by Transierra a Petrobras, Total and
Repsol YPF joint ensure and controls the flow of about 60
percent of exports to Bra2il
The Indians say Tr.ansierra has failed to fulfil a promise to
invest about $9 numhon in development projects in the gas- and
oil-nch territory Compan\ officials say it regularly contributes
to community initatiies as laid out tn a 20-year plan.
Indian leaders said they were angered by the government's
response to the protest and were considering resuming the
"Now we are fighting not only against the multinational
enemies. but our own government." said Canduari.
On Tuesday, Bolivian troops inter ened to restore the flow
of natural gas to Argentina. putting an end to a protest that
inerrupted exporn between the two South American countries
for several hours
Demonstrators had cul off the flow of gas to Argentina
to protest new migration rules restricting border crossings
by Argentines into Bolivia.


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expected to be interrupted by localised
showers,especially over areas in regions 3,4,5,6 and
WAVES:Slight to Moderate reaching about 1.5 m
in open waters.
WINDS:Will vary between the northeast and east at
2.0 to 10.0mps.
HIGH TIDE: 00:28h at (2.67m) and 13:18h at
LOW TIDE: 06:42h at (0.80m) and 19:11h at (1.04m)
SUNRISE: 05:46h 05h :46h NIL
SUNSET: 17:59h 18:00h NIL
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interior regions.
coastal areas & 24.0-26.0C along the coast.
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users are advised not to damage or interfere with
the ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the
provision of the weather information and warnings
for the safety of the marine community.

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2002. No. 1030/S.
NOVA SCOTIA Plaintiff -and-
Proprietor or Proprietors of:
Zone: ECD. Block: XXI. Parcels:
329 and 936. Those parcels of
land registered as numbered
329 (three hundred and twenty
nine) and 936 (nine hundred
and thirty six) and comprising
0.179 and 0.073 or an acre
respectively being part of
Buxton, Block: XXIV, Zone:
ECD and on the buildings and
erections thereon and on all
other buildings and erections
which may hereafter be situate
thereon during the existence of
this mortgage, the property of
the mortgagors. Defendants.
TO: Proprietor or Proprietors of:
Zone: ECD. Block: XXI. Parcels:
329 and 936. Those parcels of
land registered as numbered
329 (three hundred and twenty
nine) and 936 (nine hundred
and thirty six) and comprising
0.179 and 0.073 of an acre
respectively being part of
Buxton, Block XXIV. Zone ECD
and on the buildings and
erections thereon and on all
other buildings and erections
which may hereafter be situate
thereon during the existence of
this mortgage, the property of
the mortgagors. TAKE NOTICE
that a Specially Indorsed Writ
of Summons has been filed on
the 12'" day of July, 2002,
against you the Defendant, by
to appear before a Judge of
the High Court of the Supreme
Court of Judicature in which the
Plaintiffs claims against you for:
(a) The sum of $2,362,103.00
(two million, three hundred and
sixty two thousand one hundred
and three dollars) inclusive of
interest of the rate of 23%
(twenty three per cent) per
annum from the 23'" day of
March 2001, until payment. (b)
An Order to foreclose the said
Deed of a First Mortgage,
Number 1226 of 1998 and
dated the 18"' day of August,
1998 and bring the said
property therein described to
sale at execution and to
recover from the proceeds of
such sale, the sum of
$2.362,103.00 (two million,
three hundred and sixty two
thousand one hundred and
three dollars) together with
interest on the said principal
sum of $1,497,584.00 (one
million, four hudred and
ninety seven thoL' and five
hundred and eighty four
dollars) at the rate of 23% per
annum from the 23'1 day of
March 2001 and continuing
until payment. (c) AND the sum
of $ (or such sum may be
allowed on taxation for costs)
for costs. If the amount claimed
is paid to the Plaintiffs or their
Attorneys-at-law within 4 (four)
days from the service hereof
further proceedings will be
person or by letter to MR.
whose address for service and
place of business is at Lot 62
Hadfield and Cross Streets,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, a
sealed and certified copy of the
Specially Indorsed Writ of
Summons and Statement of
Claim will be delivered or sent
to you. If you desire to defend
this action you shall not later
than eleven o'clock in the
forenoon on Friday the 22"' day
of September 2006 (not being
a Holiday) the day immediately
preceding the Monday the 25'"
day of September 2006 which
is the day fixed for your
Appearance file an Affidavit at
the Registry at Georgetown,
Demerara, Guyana, setting
forth your Defence and serve a
copy of such Affidavit after filing

same on the Plaintiff or their
Attorney-at-law Mr. Richard B.
Fields. S.C., Attorney-at-law for
the Plaintiff whose address for
service is at MESSRS.
62 Hadfield and Cross Streets,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown,
Demerara. Guyana appear
before a Judge in the High Court
of the Supreme Court of
Judicature on the Monday the
25"' day of September 2006 in
ORDERED that this matter do
stand adjourned to the Monday
the 25'h day of September 206
at 9:00 am in Bail Court. E.

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

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

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
your 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,
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for USS500 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,
2006 evening classes beginning
September 5. 2006. Courses in
Air brushing Acrylic nails,
Barbering, Basic & Advance Hair
Cutting classes. Tel. 226-2124 or
visit at 211 New Market Street,
North Cummingsburg.

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar. Georgetown.
We accept Master, Visa and
American Express Cards. Phone
- 225-7126, 226-3693. Email:

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's
Computer Repairs & Sales
Centre @ 227-8361, 618-8283.
Home & Office Services
available. 24 hrs.

ARE you cursed,
depressed, demon possessed
OR need finance? Call
Apostle Randolph Williams -
# 261-6050 (20:00 h 23:00

FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Kitty and around G/town.
Call Sharon 649-2358.
cushions, curtains, soft toys, soft
furnishings, fabric-designing,
cake decoration. 153 Barr
Street, Kitty. Call Jean: 226-

MATHS Lessons available
-Forms 2 to CXC. Tutor Ingrid
Ally. A 168 Eping Avenue, B/A/
P. Tel. 227-2252
CXC Maths, English,
Business subjects. Jan./June
2007. Also classes for Forms I,
II, Ill & IV. Call Mr. Lee 227-
7850, 226-4636.
Study Club (Regions1-10)
www. sdnp. org g y/
evergreen. TEL. 226-4634,
627-9285, 664-5947
EARN a Certificate. Diploma
or Degree, in any part of the world
from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
IMPROVE your child's
performance today. Lessons
offered for Grades 3 and 4. Slow
learners and remedial students.
Classes commencing on
September 11, 2006. Call 225-
0287 for further information.
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, Wismar. 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-
SUBJECTS: Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, Geography, Accounts,
OP, POB, Integrated Science.
Maths, English, I.T. (Computer
Studies). Come in at 96
Bonasika and Sheriff Sts.,
Section 'K', C/ville or call on
Tel. # 223-8928. REMEMBER
International Business
College, 262 Thomas Street,
North Cummingsburg, G/town.
I.B.C. is currently registering
students for the following
classes; (1) Full- time Secondary
School for Forms 1 5; (2)
Evening Classes for Adults and
CXC Repeaters; (3) Association
of Business Executives (ABE)
and; (4) Certificate Computer
Courses. Call today for more
information, tel. 225 5474,
223 7210 and 225 2397.
IBC 'Student Success Is Our
Greatest Concern'. 2"''
September 23'" September

6 WEEKS course offered
beginners and of September,
Courses include fashion
designed, fabric designing,
tailoring, etc. Price
affordable. Call 226-4636,

ENROL at Genesis
Driving School. Manual &
automatic. 48 Princes and
Camp Sts. Summer Classes
$10 000. Tel. 225-7755.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could
also obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For more
information, call 227-3869,
622-8162, 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters
in Driving since 1979.
Students need security and
comfort to learn. Students
must kanow who they deal
with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent
Road, Bourda.

MRS. SINGH'S Massage
Hotel and Home Service
available by appointment. I
also work at my home. Tel.
220-4842, 615-6665.
ARE you sleeping well?
Suffering from lower and
upper back pain, stiffness in
the neck and shoulder. Then
try a massage from a
certified therapist for
results. Call Tel. # 617-8480
/276-3623. Sally.

CANADIAN male needs
friendship. Send photo
and phone # to P.O. Box
86 New Amsterdam,
Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send
stamped envelope CFI,
PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations. Call CFI
- Telephone Friendship
Link 261-5079. Everyday,
07:00 to 21:00 h.
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, Georgetown,
Guyana. Only responses with
photos will be answered.

recognition of your
appreciation choose from a
variety of plaques. From The
Trophy Stall, Bourda
Market. Tel. 225-9230 or

CLEAR View Photo
Studio at East La Penitence
Post Office Complex,
Mandela Avenue,
Georgetown. Tel. (592) 227-
3477, 621-8689 Andrew
Talbot, Professional
Photographer (Manager).
Specialises in: Birthdays,
Weddings, Video, Passport
PictuPicture, picture Framing.
Laminating &
Photocopying. Email
A d d r e s s
ClearView PhotoStudio@yahoo.com

NOW open General
Taxi Service at 14 Camp &
Bent Sts., Werk-en-Rust.
Prompt & Reliable Service.
Tel. 225-5101.

SERVICE done to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of
sale. Call 623-4686, 223-
need to work, invest and
earn $25 000 per month.
For info, call 276-1195,
available for appliance
repairs washers, dryers.
microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/
FOR all your
construction, repairs
renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing
plumbing and painting.
contact Mohamed on 223-
NEED a house to buy or
rent? Have a house to sell?
Also available are three
bedroom flats Kitty, C/ville,
Tucville, Lacytown. etc. Then
call Vagas Realty 225-
7237, Cell 645-8043.

live, Work or'
Studv in Canada.
Skilfct workers.

Bulwsnt Persaud &
Associates Certified
Canadian Immigration
Consultants. Call us in
(Caada at: 416-431-8845
or 647-284-0375 Enail:

ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages
and benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
ON TEL. # 225-4492, 225-
2 DRIVERS. Licensed to
drive motor bus. Must have
secondary education, from
around Georgetown. 35
Delphi Street, Prashad Nagar.
VACANCIES exist for
trained and experienced
teachers in all subject areas.
Retired teachers may also
apply. Tel. #220-0538, 265-
3996, 629-5300.
20 MALES and females
to work at University of
Guyana and other East Coast
locations. (Former employees
can re apply). Contact The
Security Administrator,
University of Guyana,
Turkeyen, Campus or R.K's
Security, 125 Regent Road.
VACANCIES exist for full-
time and part-time tiiined or
qualified teachers 'or the
following subjects:
Mathematics. English A.
Accounts, Business, Office
Administration and Physical
Education. PLEASE SEND

1 TRUCK Driver.
Contact 233-2423.
Goldfield Inc. Lot 'C'
Eccles, EBD.
VACANCY exists for
Cosmetologist. Call 225-
1280 or 231-0144 -

Price neg. Tel. 619-4682.
CAMP and Quamina
Streets. Call Tony Reid's
Realty. Tel. # 231-2064 or
LANDS. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
%' acre vacant corner
plot Cumming's Lodge.
Ideal for business. Contact
623-4694, 222-4694, 222-
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call: 220-9675.
$18M. 60 x 120: Camp
Street, Turkeyen, Sheet
Anchor. Berbice $5M.
Turkeyen.223-4267/ 642-
Regent St., Supply 16
acres, Land of Canaan 80
acres and 137 acres, Vreed-
en-Hoop. Diamond.
Shamrock Gardens,
Blankenburg. (WCD),
Soesdyke 25 acres. 227-
& $16M, MC DOOM $4.75M.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
LBI, Friendship, Happy
Acres, Mc Doom, C/ville.
Kitty, Timehri and others.
Great for bonds, factory &
residential purposes.
Contact Saberina. Tel. #
223MIDDLE and Main
Streets $120M. 227-4040.
611-3866. Happy Acres 6
house lots S38M, 227-4040.
611-3866. Lalauni Creek 75
acres land $25M. 227-4040.
DAVID Street. road to
alleyway $23M, Sheriff
Street (corner) $42M, Camp
Street (corner) $75M neg..
highly residential (gated
compound) S38M, Regent
Street (west of Camp St.)
US$1M, double lot railway
embankment near to Sheriff
Street $23M, Grove, New
Housing Scheme $975 000.
227-4040, 611-3866.

1 TWO-bedroom bottom
flat in Kitty. Tel. # 225-
FURNISHED flat to let
overseas visitors. Call 226-
ROOM for single
working female. Tele-
phone: 227-0928.
FOR overseas
visitors apt. to rent in
Kitty. Call 226-1640.
FURNISHED flat to let.
Overseas visitors. Tel. 226-

SUIhQAY CIHRQNKQLE SepterpAer3, 2006 ,

ROOM to rent in
residential area. Contact
231-8661. 629-5064.
ONE 2-bedroom top
flat at 220 Thomas St.,
Kitty. Check within.
79 Atlantic Gdns.
Call 220-6060. 626-
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4
500 weekly. Tel. # 613-
KITTY. Campbellville
furnished and
unfurnished 1. 3-bedroom
apts. 233-6160.
PHONE 225-9944.
HOUSE by itself apt. -
US$500 with AC, phone.
Tony Reid 225-2626, 231-
apartment for MATURE
Kitty. Call 6.16-4690.
ONE unfurnished two-
bedroom bottom flat in
Alberttown. Price $50 000.
Tel. # 226-8234.
bottom flat 2 bedrooms,
all conveniences. Contact
264-3002, 647-0261.
apartments to let on a daily!
nightly basis from $4 000
daily. Call 227-3336/227-
2 APARTMENT to rent
upper flat 2-bedrooms lower
flat 1 bedroom 32 North,
Vryheid's Lust. ECD.
UG rooms, apt. $15
000 $20 000. Cummings
Lodge, (UG). 226-8261.
200 fully furnished.
Keyhomes 223-4267,
US$1 000, 5-bedroom.
Keyhomes 223-4267,
ONE two-bedroom apt.
inside toilet and bathroom.
Atlantic Gardens, Public
Road. 220-7724.
situated on United Nations
Place Stabroek. with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-
unfurnished executive
homes around Georgetown.
Call Rochelle 609-8109,
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS.).
1 3-BEDROOM lower
flat at 191 Anaida Avenue,
Eccles $50 000. Contact
Anil 233-2625.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at
Garnett St.. C/ville. G/town.
Contact Ms. Dee oi 223-
1061 or 612-2677
PLAZA Ta pnrme location with all the
necessary. Executive Barber
Shop. fully furnished
(Sheriff St ). Call 225-0A31.
ONE seli-contained
unfurnished room to rent at
Ogle. Contact No. 222-
5448 Price $14 000.
ROOMS at Cummings
Lodge near UG Students
,r single working people.
T-, 4e-bedroom partment.
small family. Tel. 612

000, swimming pool
Executive embassy
standard Keyhomes
223-4267, 642-3026.
beautiful home US$1
500. double lo', very clean.
excellent sitId-rd
Keyhomes 22"-' 67.
ATLAINT IC- lens -
$100 0C0 ,' nished
home. yon0 c onrl'Ion,
fully ied. Krp-lomes -223-
4267. 642-' .,26.

1 SMALL front apt.. for
single working person in
Kitty. Persaud 227-1256.
000 3-bedroom, Jacuzzi
bath tub, AC. Keyhomes -
223-4267, 642-3026
REGENT Street property
- US$2 500, 3- storey big
business, restaurant or bond
storage business. Keyhomes
- 223-4267, 642-3026.
NEW concrete house, 2-
bedroom top flat, Triumph,
ECD $25 000 monthly; 2-
bedroom bottom flct $20
000. Contact 220-3173.
3-BOTTOM flat self-
contained apartment at 31
Seaforth Street,
Campbellville. Tel. 227-
0819, 626-5600. No Agent.
GOOD large Princes,
Russell & Camp Sts. Corner -
bottom flat suitable for any
business. Small Shop for any
business. Call 226-3949
FOR overseas visitors. 2-
bedroom flat. fully furnished,
air-conditioned, parking
space, grilled, meshed.
Subryanvilie. Tel. 226-5369.
ONE two-bedroom
bottom fiat house fully
furnished, with cable TV,
phone, own drive way.
Situated at Nandy Park. Call
ROOMS in Queenstown -
$8 000 $10 000. Industry,
Cummings Lodge apartments
- $15 000- $20 000. Tel. 226-
8261or 624-5082.
EXECUTIVE houses by
itself area Ogle. Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to
$250 000 neg. Enquiries pis
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,
Russell & Camp Sts. Corner -
bottom flat suitable for any
business'. Small Shop for any
business. Call 226-3949
NEW semi-furnished
concrete house in gated
community with 24 hrs
security, fully grilled, water
tank installed. Farm EBD. Call
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St..
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel.
apartment, water, lights and
parking convenience. $30
000. Tel. 218-3463, 623-
Lamaha Gardens, Brickdam -
office space (1 500 sp ft).
Diamond Scheme, Section A
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 000.$5 000 per day.
Call 231-6429, 622-
fully grilled, garage. fenced
yard. Section A. Diamond.
EBD $35 000 negotiable.
Tel. 616-1598 or 614-10-3.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment with toile: and
bathroom. overhead tank and
parking space for a vehicle.
Ask for indra Call 222-4201.
ONE three-bedroi.:
house at 194 Barr Street. Kitty
- $40 000 montnly. Tel. 226-
78Fi;L. No rets. 0N., parktngy
FURNISHED e exutr"e
style hokse in residernia!
area. 3-'bedroo;m up 2-
bearoom do.- Renied

0O. Ic" l ; 16-3,-- Ryawi
-'IULLY furnise!i'ip 3-
sbel *1 .".aer, : "aad
icori ."vrv Week" or
ni, mental C. act
Ganesr :,18-507( ,--11-

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.
223-4928, 648-4799.
unfurnished apt. in Kitty, fully
grilled. Water (24-hr.) light,
inside toilet and bath $40
000. Tel. # Cell 609-8315,
Home 225-7109.
furnished and unfurnished -
US$2 000 to US$600 -
apartments furnished and
unfurnished, office, bond and
business places. Call 225-
6556, 614-1055
houses!flatsiapts from $40
000 up for residential/
commercial purposes country
wide. Tel. # 227-4876, 616-
3743 Ryan _
furnished, home beautiful
condition, excellent standard
for diplomatic community -
US$2 000. Keyhomes 223-
4237, 642-3026.
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, 644-3555.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas
visitors on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843
ONE double fiat 3-
bedroom house in excellent
condition. Parking for vehicles
with large and well-kept yard.
Earl's Court, LBL US$600. Call
Naresh Persaud at 225-9882.
bedroom concrete house
situated at Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard space,
light, water, phone. Price $60
000 neg. Call 223-2919 or 629-
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.
apartment $40 000,
business place $80 000,
snackette, restaurant, Day
Care Centre. Bond Space. K.
S. RAGHUBIR Agency. 225-
0545, 642-0636.
executive style home with
four self-contained
bedrooms, located in highly
residential area, Courida
Park optimum for diplomats.
For enquiries. 622-5177 or
FURNISHED executive
apartments and w/houses in
residential areas US$400 -
USS3 000. We also offer
rentals $30 000 $100 000
Contact Sabenna. Tel # 223-
9457 or 642-6084
000, $20 000 525 u'.. 135
000. house' 560 000
furnished S26 000. 530 000
$45 000. rooms furnishedc
with toilet & bathi $12 000.
S14 000. $16 00-:. C-i. 23.1-
PRIME ,iL-i:ion for
overseas visoiis Lono or
short ternim :ntf:is. Self-
contained tuI-nished
apartments tilct 8 bath
wall to wa! ca rpet. TV. AC
fridW e, etc vwel-se.,.urer'
S:'als canrl he araw''r d on!v
- US$100 petr we.k C.4l1
2'. 708,'6510

apartment situated at 182
Barr St., Kitty $25 000
monthly. Also one two-
bedroom upper flat semi-
furnished with phone line,
water tank $50 000 monthly-
(1) bachelor's apartment at
207 Barr St.. Kitty $18 000
monthly. Contact Zena at 233
Lamaha St., Newtown.
Security deposit needed.
FIVE-BEDROOM fully fur.
house with large master room
in Prashad Nagar. US$1 200.
available from Sept. 06; one
eleven-bedroom three-storey
property in upper Brickdam -
US$2 500; one three-
bedroom top flat in
Queenstown (semi-fur.) S55
000; one seven-bedroom
property, Q/town $60 000
Wills Realty 227-2612
Fully furnished 4-bedroorm.
master with AC USS600-
bedroom, unfurnished top fat
- $70 000 and a /ho'e 3-
bedroom building.
unfurnished S~i00 .00
PLUS many great homes in
Prashad Nagar, University
Gardens. and Bei Air Park
with rents ranging from USSr
500 to US$5 000 and lots
more all over. Call 226-7128.
615-6124 ABSOLUTE
REALTY for "Homes with
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished flat in secure
environment in residential
area US$1 300; one semi-
furnished in residential area
- US$600; one fully fur. house
in residential area East Coast
-US$1 600; one four-
bedroom fully furnished
house with veranda to each
room. Nandy Park USS1
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, 627-8314.
- 227-4040, 611-3866. 628-
0796. TO LET Sec., Civille
- US$1 300, Blygezight Gdns.
- US$500, Bel Air Gdns. -
US$1 600, Belvoir Courts -
US$2 200. Lamaha Gdns. -
US$2 500, Bel Air Springs -
US$1 600, North Road & King
St. US$1 600 per flat.
Regent St., US$2 200 USS1
500, Republic Park USS1
600, Camp St. $50 000 -
US$1 500, Sheriff St. $60
000, Avenue of Republic -
US$4 000, Cummings St. -
US$3 000. Robb St. -
USS600. Alberttown USS1
200, Cummings St. USSI
000, Robb St. US$800,
Brickdam US$1 000- USS3
500, High St., Kingston
US$3 000 US$10 000.
Middleton St.. C!ville US$7
000, Diamond H!Scheme -
S50 000, William St., Civille
- $85 000 US$650.
"Have Faith in Christ, today-.
227-1988. 623-6431. 270-
4470. Email:
(office/residence) USS2
500. Bel Air Park US$1 500.
Kitty $60 000, $45 000.
US$750 (F/F), US$500 IF':
Fl CaricomiGuySuCo
Gardens US$1 200. EAST
BANK: School $120 000
Providence -S50 000 Eccles
AA (F/F) US$2 000
Diamond US$1 500 EAST
COAST: Courida Park US53
000 (FiF) Altantic Gardens -
USS5 000,'LISS2 000rUSS-
000/USS500. Happy Acres
USS2 000.USS1 200. USS500
Non Pane S35 000. Le
Ressouvenir USS2 00C'
Ogie .USS700'USSI O0-
OFFICES Cen.,r:;
Georgetown US$4 000.
Georgetown $10') 000 00
000. Queer-stw-n USS2
000. She'r! USS'i 500
North Road USS; 20S3
Brickdanm -- USSB0 :i 73-:f
,,staurants et. et. ersa'ies -
-xrCLuiivr -- USS3 000 3-
stnrey residential office "oe /n
US$1 500 Nandy Par;
US65., residence:bus, ness
oltie C.minings & L1',t
:i"20 000 E) st SI $75 'SS j
K'ttv S"45 000

UPPER top flat, (back
house). 2-bedroom house
with toilet. bath., overhead
tank, fully grilled, private yard
at 47 D'Urban Street.
Wortmanvilte, G/town-
Working couple preferred
Serious enquiries. Rental -
$35 GO Call 225-1080, 622-
3241 between 9 am and 7 pm.
house office/residence_ SECT-
'K' CIVILLE fully furnished
house USS1 300 or top apt
US$700. bottom apt- -
US$600. furnished apt.. KITTY
SS80 000. furrrshed acpt -
8148, 624-1625.
bedroom top flat $40 0O0Q.
Bel Air Gardens, 4-bedroom
executive house iUS$I 500-
Nandy Park. 3-bedrcom. house
(furnished) USS650. Bel ir
Park. 4-bedoorn nose -
SERVICES 223-4928 6"8-

CANAL NO 2. Nortr
Section 3-bedrcomr- house
concrete & wood Tet 28;-
storey house im andy Pa'.
Lots of yard space Te 3sT-
BRAND new hme
diplomatic execute" style.
Keyhomes 223--167. 642-
PROPERTY with large
land space. East Coast PuFeic
Road. Tel. 220-9199 or 62!-
George and D'Urban Sts-
Needs some repairs
negotiable. Tel. 642-4327.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroomr
property for sale in Amelia 's
Ward, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
.3-BEDROOM front
property situated at 116 Barr
Street, Kitty, G!town. Tel-
226-9213. $9.5M negotiable.
Prashad Nagar S15M. new -
$38M. must see Versailles
$28M. Keyhomes 223-
4267. 642-3026-
building located in Triumph
Backlands on large plot of
land. Make an offer. Must be
sold. Call 220-6586.
NEW concrete building.
2-bedroom upper flat B.V.
ECD $25 000 monthly.
working persons only Contact
Mrs. Grant 220-3173.
GUEST HOUSE for sale -
Adventure Travel Lodge,
Stelling Road. Adventure.
Please phone 774-4284.
E m a i I
ONE going business
premises: one secured
beautifully tiled office: one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
building for commercial or
residential living on breezy
side $38M neg. 227-4040
611-3866, 628-0796
1 /2 ACRES of aSdR
including (5) large bonds wit!-
offices, can entertain storage.
manufacturing, etc.. in
Georgetown. $550M. 227-
4040. 611-3866.
2-STOREY BS-:ness:
residential property a7 56
Section D Curnbe-"ia" Eas'
Cane phone e'-tr.c!'- e :
Price ne Tel 22-
4-BEcROOi.M .:.c-ce 4
C> ae Ori '.. 'h, t ne"S . .-', e"s
Liquor Restaurant icouc : -
S18M neg- Contact 227-62C-;
POSSESSION. 227-3-5-1. 625-
0828. 225-3693

"'Oi: ~s..rd

S38M. 642-3026.
$6M $180M. SHELDON -
- 642-3026.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E
Sheriff Street Phone
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Pers-ns interested
pfea e cal. Pice negotiable
3-BEDROOM house at
Gcad Hope. ECD. Owner
ieavmng country Tel 625-
brigh;est con-,mercrat
corner '.t'h piro of !and &
surrounding buildings
availarDe as a package.
Tel. 227-4376. 16-3743 -
SEL Aia nlew. Hat.en -

E .. -celent Buy
fcr je-:'.^'': in ._stm enit
u; rpo se 3 -. negr Te:
r 227 -;76 6i.3-374 -
FARiA Re-er;%
Rca '.: 5 ,ff; main road
PeO Shi.o-,uni.ng 3-
storey budinmg and [ar'n
Askii. 3AgM. J orbert
deFreitas 231-506.;
642 -587
GROVE PLub-c Poad -
59M Bee Air Park $30.-
NRRuimtne-d $8M, Eccles
- S3M. S1SM. Alberttown -
SERVICES- 223-4928
CC' ECCLES $15.-
GROVE S6.5M & $12M. W,
RuirimveFi $8M PiNaoar -
SERVICES 223-4928. 648-
4 7 9 9
N epen t2 0 0 2 @y a
- $6.75M & $25M neg.
S12M. MC DOOM $5M.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
2 TWO acres plot of
land at New Hope, between
Friendship and Craig on
the East Bank Demerara.
road to river. Ideal for
residential or industrial
purposes. Tel 664-8256.
Serious enquiries only.
S27.5M; P!Nagat S20M -
S32M neg: Kitty, C/ville -
S15M neg.; huge 7-
bedroom. Kitty $20M &
many more at reasonable
prices. Contact Saberina.
Tel. # 223-9457 or 642-
2-BEDROOM (new)
concrete house in Diamono
new housing scheme -
S5.5M: flat concrete house
in Republic Park $8.9M.
modern large concrete
house (fuily fur.) in
Alexander Village $23M.
227-4040. 611-3866
ONE fantastic property
on double lot in gate
community, ground floor
entirely marble, swimming
area surfaced with coral
house being soid
cormpoetely furnished -
USS1 000 000. Wills
Realty 227-2612. 627-
ONE trr ee-s- i
buididng 33 000 sa ft at
Pariki 'eat for Hotel
StEre H&osp:ta! OF aZr
j'-?e-. ty L-r' cf C- S -resses .

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LOT 63 The To..vnI &
,untry E 'stots P!P
i:. a'iles. VWe'i Bank
DL ,.rara LOC.ia d il 9ated
S nmunlty with 2-i- hours
S .',nrity h iih .quIl2,iv finish
inroughout 3 hedl: oms,
fuyiiv furnished solar water

A vai able fo r :; in ediat e
oc"Uii pancy Contact
Seetaram 264 -2~i46 or
Ganesh 618-5070.
ONE fousr-bedroom
concrete house, two --flat,
Tucville S9M. 80 acres of
lnd @$4M, $3M, per acre
East Bank Dem., one three-
storey concrete and wooden
building, Werk-en-Rust-
$22M, one three-storey
wooden building, ideal for
school $20M neg., Werk-
en-Rust. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314.
- 2-storey fully concreted
house 5 bedrooms. 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink. toilet, cabinet,
hot water tank, eating
kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner, car
garage, front view to Public
Road. Lot 6 Nandy Park,
EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 226-7806;
evening 225-8410
ATLANTIC Ville, Ogle,
Subryanville, Bel Air
Springs, New Haven,
Brickdam, Regent Road,
Crane, Nandy Park, Eccles
Public Road. La Penitence
Public Road, Bagotstown -
3-storey concrete. South
Road 4 buildings. Church
St., Alberttown, Waterloo
St., Carmichael St.,
Kingston, Kitty, Cummings
Lodge, Prashad Nagar, and
many more. 227-0464.
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
'/1 acre $17M; one six-
bedroom concrete house,
fully fur., newly built, two
masters rooms $40M. Wills
Realty 227-2612, 627-
ONE three-bedroom
three-storev concrete
building in excellent
condition. good for
residence. executive offices,
apt. rentals, etc. 552M: one
three-storey concrete
building on double lot of
land, one floor, fully
furnished, other two floors
are vacE i -I
piece of , i ,: i '
a home, apt.. hotel, school.
etc.. East Bank, Dem. -
$52M, One prestigious apt.,
hotel as going concern in a
highly residential
environment USS1.6M:
commercial space 30' x
60, ground floor, Regent St.
USS2 000 Wills Realty --
627-6314. 227-2612
HIGH ST. Char! stown,
property on land 31' x 80'
$18M; one two-flat
concrete building on large
land. Nismes, WBD $8.5M;
two house lots 80 x 113,
LBI $6M each: one three-
bedroom concrete and
wooden house on 14 000 sq.
ft. of land, LBI $18M; one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden building in good
condition. WiRust $22M
neg.; one five-bedroom
concrete and wooden
building on double lot,
Atlantic Gardens $20M;
one two-bedroom wooden
cottage on stilts, St.
Stephen's Street,
Charlestown $2.8M: one
three-bedroom building on
acre land, Land of Canaan
- $15M; one large property
on High Street. Kingston -
60 x 180 ft $125M; one
concrete split level two-
bedroom building on large
land, Canal No. 2, WBD -
$6M: one two-flat concrete
and wooden five-bedroom
building in good condition,
Bourda $16M: one sawmill
operation complete with
equipment on large land by
riverside with own transformer
- $50M. WILLS REALTY- 227-
2612, 627-8314.


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for Diciors' SurIaery, & Res.
;?$10M D Urban St. 1M.
Eccl,-s inew HouIse) 6IM,
K.tti 0 SM Li' vY. 7 'R.1
Ciueenstown S9M, & $5M,
HarCiIa St. $ 3.5M,
Meado', Bank (Double Lot)
44M Ncrii Edast $4 5M,
Cumminiigs St. $7M. West
Rui veldt $2M.
Diamond $2.5M. South
Ruimveldt Park $4M,
Herstellng $3M. Call -

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2 FAMILIES house on
double Lot in Kitty $19M.
solid concrete business/
residence, Station Street -
$23M, 2-family concrete
wood with 12-ft. drive way -
$17M, Mahaicony, large
property on extra land
(commercial) $30M,
Industry S8M, Vlissengen
Road near to Pop Eye -
$53M. huge concrete house
on Houston Estate $80M,
new concrete in Lama Ave.,
Bel Air Park $22M. Lamaha
Gardens (concrete, $25M.
Regent Street $45M, 3-
storey (huge) concrete parking
for 20 cars Central Gitown -
S1301', Section K -- Cville.
concrete fully furnished,
attractive, rental presently -
$30M, huge complex on
Sheriff Street $230M.
Prashad Nagar S17M.
Republic Palk S32M, 3
buildings on 3 lots on Church
Street S48M. Duncan
Stieet, Bel Air Park S30M
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you can call or Email us at
knbrickdami:'yahoo ,::om. Tel.
227-4040. 611-3866.

PIT bull pups. 7 weeks
old. S20 000 each. Call 226-
STALL # 17 Section C
Bourda Market. Call 624-
Grasscutter. Tel. 227-
6012. 218-1711.
LARGE quantities of
mango achar. Call 227-
3285 or 623-9852.
BRAND new sthil 2880
grass-cutter $95 000.
Tel. 627-7982.
PARTS for washing
machines. Telephone -
227-0060, 641-2026.
NEW Canon Photo
copiers 15 pages per
minutes $165 000.
Call 225-2611.
NEW Briggs & Stratton
Pressure washer 2200 psi
pressure $98 000. Call
TIBETAN Terrier pups
6 weeks old vaccinated &
dewormed. Tel. # 23"-
2354 or 233-2414.
NEW Pioneer DVD
duplicators copies 5 DVDs
simultaneously $169
000. Call 225-2611.

1 set of RAV 4 wheels and
tyres, slightly used, 216 x 70
S 16. Contact 6:4-30-14. 2:'2-
ONE J :'15,' C Gents
inc torc..yclei, *1 25CC
', ., 1 0o[1 c i i ll 2 33 -
1 6 13-)5543.
CLARK gear box,
io ward, .ornplete back
spring. $250 000 neg. Call
226-6763. 226-9508.
ONE rac ing cycle
French made 2 3-phase
motor and one 2-inch
um Tel. 227-0819, 626-
CHLORINE tablets -
3" for sw in r i n pools
only. Phone 227- 4357.
(8am 4 p m). Mon.
Fri .
2" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
urple 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.
1 20-feet stainless steel
holding room (freezer) with
compressor and blowers. 233-
5859, 623-0501.
GIVE AWAY! Exercising
machine, Food warmers,
extractor fan, elaborate
wedding dress. Call 223-
ONE Honda 5 HP 2400
PSI pressure washer in
excellent working. Price $80
000 neg. Tel. 220-4058.
SKY Mundo Satellite
Network Television that fits
your lifestyle. For more
information, call 646-5860.
Amplifiers 400, 600 watts, 2
pairs speaker boxes 1 000, 1
400 watts. 622-0267. 629-
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats,
pumps, motors, belts, valves,
knobs, etc. Technician
available Call 622-5776
IBM Think Pad Lap top
P111 500 MHz. 196 MB
RAM. 10 GB H'Drive. CD
ROM. WIN XP S75 000.
Tel. 626-8911
NEW Dell Dimension
Pentium 4 compuLiters 17"
Black Deil monitors, internet
ready. lyr warranty $98 000
Call 225-2611.
1 DIESEL Fuel Injection
Pump calibrating machine
complete with gen. set in
immaculate condition Call
626-5306. 644-8952.
I PURE Bred German
Shepherd female 7 months
and 1 Pure Bred German
Shepherd 19 months. Call
233-5859. 623-0501.
ONE Invacare Hornecare
bed, imported in August
2005. No reasonable offer
refused. Please call
telephone number 226-
PARTS for Dryers!
Washers. Thermostats.
pumps, motors, belts, valves.
knobs, etc. Technician
available. Call 622-5776.
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine: 1
Power Inverter, 1 000 watts
Tel. 228-2525.
2 UP right shop coolers 1
large chest freezer, 1 heavy
duty mill, 1 commercial juicer.
226-5063, 226-9654, 231-
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11
car, perfect condition.
Property at 75E Garnett
Street, Kitty. Phone 225-1911
- office hours.
ONE brand new Sony
Xplod 1200W 2/1 channel
power amplifier XM 2200
GTX $52 000. Tel. # 226-
1941. Cell 645-8777.
HOUSEHOLD articles, ice
maker fridge, microwave,
computer deskett. recliners.
etc. Must sell, negotiable.
Call 616-9448, 624-8786.

DVD Club ( 1300 DVD & 500)0
r ,1s-; S iett s). Located nat
I 'Mierilmani's Mall Contact
Ronaldl 23-0) 1 2/22? 2.
IONE 38 It Bangca Mary
fishim1g buat. L;omplete
with 350 ibis se' o, 40 rip
Yamaha h ..... ice box,
etc Phon. 1528, 623-
1 COMPLETE music
set with 2 5-disc CD player,
2 amplifiers, 1 cassette
player, 1 equaliser, 1 mid
range, 1 CD burner. Tel.
38-FT. BOAT, seine,
engine, ice box. 1 Pool
Table, 1 Canter, 1 Nissan
Pick Up, 1 Corona Car.
Tel. 275-0344/275-0305
SHOP for sale
located at Tirnehri Market,
suitable for Internet Cafe,
Grocery, Snackette, etc.
Tel. No. 621-2569, 227-
4341, 261-2612.
welding set, US made, 1
110v new industrial hand
drill, 1 like new, 5550 watts
standby generator. Contact
1 AVANTI AC Unit 3
000 BTU $45 000; 1 HP
Printer $19 000: 1
Pentium 2 Computer, mouse
& keyboard $15 000. Call
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. 627-7982.
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-
ONE Caterpillar 966
front end loader; one
Caterpillar 215 excavator;
two Caterpillar 236 skid steer
loader, two 12 wheeler twin
steer Leyland DAF trucks.
Tel. # 624-8882.
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.
SKY Universal.
authorised dealer for the best
offer in Phillips digital dish
View up to 125 channels
including Pay Per View
channels and also Direct TV.
Contact. Tel. 231-6093,
227-1151 (Office)
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.
radiators. Brass and copper
type with full one-year
warranty. Price $48 000.
Other models also available.
Call 227-2844, 8:30 am 5
pm. Mon. -- Fri.
combination 6" jointer
plane and 12" rip saw table
model, fitted with 5 Hp, 220
volts, heavy duty motor. 1 -
floor model heavy-duty
wood working Morticer
machine. All reasonably
priced to go. Tel 642-0336,
G. M. Spares injectors
N-45, N-65, etc. $15 000:
head casket, 71 series $15
000; rings trume, cross head,
L/H, R/H, 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

USED tools in perfect
working condillon. 1 Porter
cable 135 PSI air compressor
120v i6UHz. 10A/ with ai hose,
i skl I %, Hp 0, 120v. i0OHz
outer; 1 Mi lwaluk ee 7 '/
circular saw 120v iOHz 15A:
I De Walt DW/ 703 10'
r.onsilpnund l Mter ':; 1w 120v
60-Hz 15A: 1 2KVA APC rack
type UPS 120v 60Hz Tel.
Home 265-3043. Cell 617-

Model M truck. Tel:
ONE Toyota Tundra,
F 150. Tel. 623-5534.
1 RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel.
227-7548. 629-3996
ONE Bedford TL 500
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 629-7010.
ONE Blue Toyota Ceres.
Low mileage & excellent
condition. Call 269-0533.
ONE Silver Grey Mitsubishi
Lancer car, PKK Tel. # 616-
5960, 226-3033.
1 580C Hymac, 1 MF 399
tractor, Perkins engine &
spares. Call 616-9402.
-- - - - -
ONE Toyota Sera, PJJ
series, excellent condition.
Contact Mark 624-7684.
ONE (1)120Y Datsun car,
working condition $75
000.Tel. 233-3724.
USHA 616-9378.
1 JEEP Wrangler
excellent condition for sale
I Jeep VVrangler shell. Tel
ONE (1) Four-Runner.
immaculate condition. PHH
series. Call 220-0903, 640-
I SILVER Grey Ceres.
excellent condition $950 000
neg. Cal 223-4472, 623-6335.
1 AT 170 CARINA -
excellent condition EFI, fully
powered. Tel. 227-6567, 644-
I RZ long base mini
bus, working condition.
mags. music. etc. $900
000. Call 265-3989.
Immaculate condition.
Vehicle never registered
$1.8M. Call 225-2611.
1 RZ TOYOTA minibus for
sale. BJJ series. 1 Toyota
Ceres car, PHH.Contact 623-
2 TOYOTA Tundras 4-
wheel drive, automatic.
Contact # 220-7430, 629-
DYNA Truck GEE 5686,
in excellent working condition.
Price neg. Call 223-5273-4.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-
5500, 227-2027.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 sweater,
manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player Priced to
go. # 621-7445
1 GJJ Leyland Daf.
double axle truck with hyhab.
dump, 20-cyd. Tray. Price
neg. Call 640-2365.
NISSAN Sunny B12 and
one Jialing 125 Motorcycle.
Price neg. Owner leaving.
Tel. 225-8931.
RAV 4 L roof rack, crash
bar, music system, fully
powered $2.7M neg. Call
231-5680 or 609-2400.

series 20' mags, Hi Tec.
!music system, good to go
3 8M. 225-0995. 628-
1 NISSAN 812 vehicle.
PGG series Good
condition with AC $400
000 Contact Nn 662-

1 BLACK Toyota Pick-
Lip GFF series. Single
Cab. Price neg. Contact
Ryan 643-1199.
AA 60 Toyota Carina in
excellent condition.
mags, original interior.
Contact Mohan on 220-
1 TOYOTA Super
Custom bus, PFF, in good
working condition $600
000. Tel. 259-3158.
ONE RZ minibus. Music,
mags $1.1M. Excellent
working condition. Tel. 218-
1 TOYOTA Corolla 100
Wagon. Automatic, low
mileage $1M neg. Call
225-1949, 227-6270, 623-
PHH, enclosed 2-ton. In
ood working condition -
1 700 000. Tel. 259-
HILUX Surf, 1KZ 3000 Cc,
diesel, automatic, fully
powered, immaculate
condition. 74 Sheriff St., C/
ville. 225-6356.
excellent condition; 2 AT
192 Carina EFI, fully
powered. Tel. 222-2905,
1 NEW Model RZ diesel
3000 CC Turbo, GJJ series,
Long base, never worked
hire. Tel. 220-6699 or 664-
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working
condition, needs body
work tape deck, AC etc.
Tel. 617-4063/225-
excellent condition. Tel. #
614-9644, 662-1329.
Serious enquiries only.
Owner leaving country.
ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
Contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
2005 TOYOTA Tacorma
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063. 643-
1 RZ minibus music,
mags. excellent : 1
condition S1.1M i,
credit can be arranged.
Contact 218-4060.
ONE Nissan Sunny
wagon. mag rims, in working
condition. $250 000 or best
offer. Tel. 270-4465 or 642-
1 NISSAN FB 13 Twin
Cam 14 WD with body kit.
car & bike show in excellent
condition. Contact Tel. 220-
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps. original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
series, immaculate
condition $2.4M
negotiable. Mint condition.
Contact 276-0245. 628-
2-TON Toyota Dyna,
1.5-ton Toyota Dyna. both
1997 model, never
registered. Call 231-5680/
644-0530. Terms available.
ONE Super Custom 3Y -
stick gear minibus, one Long
Base Land Rover. Very good
condition. Tel. 266-2458 or
THREE RZ Long Base
mini-buses, BHH Series. 1
Lite Ace small bus. All in
excellent condition. Phone
motorbike. Dirt bike, type
colour, Red $180 000
negotiable. Contact 609-


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fully loaded, diesel engine,
alarm, CD. Price $2.2M.
Credit available. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-
OFF the wharf (collect
car same day) AT 212, AE
110, RZ bus, between $800
000 and $1M, downpayment
(2 years to pay). Call 231-
ONE Toyota Four
Runner in excellent
condition, mags, remote
start, alarm. DVD, CD,
leather interior, etc. Tel. #
220-2366, 629-5300.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble ;tray,
dual air bag, mag rims. etc.
$5.5M neg. Tel. 1220-
ONE Nissan Laurel -
fully loaded, Model C 33,
4-cylinder, gear, (PW, PM,
PS). Price neg. Call: 223-
9021, Cell: 629-7419
1 BLUE Toyota Hilux
diesel 2L Turbo 4 x 4, Extra
Cab auto, fully loaded,
mags, crash bar, bed liner,
etc. Call 223-5172, 617-
ONE Toyota RZ
minibus, BHH series, EFI,
long base, mags, music set.
Immaculate condition.
Contact Paul 259-3237
or 619-9451.
580 C HYMAC with
swamp tract, 10 tons (3)
wheel roller, 3 tons
vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call
623-3404, 222-6708.
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.
HONDA Prelude 2200
CC, 5-speed, fully
powered, mags, CD
changer, like new. Must be
seen. 74 Sheriff St., Ci
ville. 225-6356.
1 TOYOTAAA 60 Carina,
manual, mag rim (new
engine and gear). Price -
$475 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
immaculate condition,
automatic, fully loaded,
crash bar $1.6M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 HONDA Accord -
automatic, fully powered,
mag rims, working
condition. Price $450 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 AE 100 Corolla,
automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims, CD player,
hardly used. Price $1.2M
neg. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
ONE ET 176 Toyota
Corona wagon manual,
immaculate condition
$825 000. Contact Rocky -
621-5902, 225-1400.
ONE Toyota Townace
12-seater minibus
manual. Price $650 000.
Excellent condition
Contact Rocky 621-
5902. 225-1400.
ONE Toyota Corolla AE
91 automatic, fully
powered, excellent
condition $800 000.
Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902.
1 RED BMW. 320 I 2-
door Coupe leather seats
& sun roof, mag rims, AC &
CD players, fully loaded.
Outstanding condition
Tel. 226-6458 or 609-
ONE Toyota Hilux
surf PHH Series,
automatic, fully
powered, CD. MP3 and
DVD. New shock. Price -
S2.3M. Contact Rocky -
225.-.1.4,00, 621-5902 ...

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.
1 SILVER Mitsubishi
Lancer $2M, neg. and 1 4-
door White Honda Accord,
great condition with all
accessories. Contact
Saberina. Tel. # 223-9457 or
ONE of a kind Toyota Ipsum
immaculate condition, fully
powered, CD/DVD with 8.5"
monitor, mag rim, double
spoiler, roof rack & chrome
mirror. Tel. Cell 621-7107, Home
222-5490, in the evening.
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
1995 model, PJJ series, 5-
door, automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims, (4 x
4), leather interior, crash bar,
immaculate condition. Price
$4.9M. neg. Contact Rocky
-225-1400 or 621-5902.
Custom diesel 2L Turbo EFI
engine, automatic, fully
powered. AC, chrome mag
rims, CD player, flare kit.
sunroof & moon roof,
immaculate condition, GKK
series. Price $2.8M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-
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.
quality reconditioned
vehicles. CARS: Toyota
Corolla NZE 121, Toyota Will
VS (2004) model, Toyota
Carina AT 192, Toyota
Corolla AE 110, Toyota Prius
(Hybrid), Toyota Cynos
Sports Coupe, Toyota Vista
ZZV 50, Toyota Starlet EP 91
(4-door), Mitsubishi Lancer
CK 2, Honda Civic EK 3,
Toyota RAV 4 SXA 11,
Toyota Corolla Wagon AE
100. PICKUPS: Toyota
Hilux LN 170 Extra Cab, LN
100 Single Cab Nissan Flat
bed BD 22 diesel, Nissan
Single Cab QD 22,
Mitsubishi Canter truck 3-
ton open tray. Order early
and get the best prices on
duty free vehicle, full after
sales service and
financing, available. Deo
Maraj Auto Sales. 207
Sheriff and Sixth Streets,
Campbellville. 226-4939.
A name and a service you
can trust.
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107, LN
107. LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167.
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106, Toyota Hilux
Surf- RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185, Mitsubishi Canter FE
638E. FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina -AT 192. AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV RO1, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15. Toyota
Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A,
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.desoe.ve, the. best.

AT 212 CARINA, AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Sprinter &
Corolla, EP 92 Starlet 4-
door, T 100 Toyota Pickup,
Mark 11. Amar # 227-2834,
1 AT 192 CARINA -
automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims, spoiler,
immaculate condition. Price
- $1 350 000 neg.. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-
ONE EP 71 Toyota
Starlet, 2-door Turbo -
manual, fully powered, AC,
CD, alarm. Price $850
000. Immaculate condition.
Rocky 621-5902, 225-
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser
- stick gear, mag rims, 4 x 4
V6, excellent working
condition. Price $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Sprinter
car. Excellent condition. One
owner. Price $580 000.
Automatic. 1 Jialing 125
Motorcycle Scooter, automatic
- $100 000. Call 629-4233.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
enclosed 5-door 3Y,
automatic, fully powered,
mags crash bar, roof rack,
immaculate condition. Price
- $2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4, 2-door
enclosed cabin carriage. 3Y,
PGG series, manual, crash
bar, CD player and power
wrench, spring leave back
and front $1.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400, 621-

ONE Driver/Salesman.
Phone 225-5198.
HIRE car Drivers (24
hrs).Contact Tel. 227-
1 LIVE-IN Domestic,
40-50 years. Telephone
ONE experienced Cook.
Contact No. 227-4070, 617-
Call 231-6822 between 7
am and 7 pm.
LIVE-IN Domestic.
Telephone 227-0928, 641-
DOMESTIC. CALL 225-6965,
ONE experienced Cook,
one experienced Cake
Decorator. Call 641-5631.
18-23 Eccles Industrial
Site, E B Demerara.
HOMES/rent/sale. Girl to
do office work. Keyhomes -
223-4267, 642-3026.
Bibi Jameel's, 14 Vryheid's
Lust, ECD. Tel. 220-5244.
BUILDING for school in
East Bank or West Coast
Demerara. Tel. 223-7226/
ONE Live-in Dr, iestic
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.
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.
1 EXP. Cook in local &
other dishes, 1 Salesgirl
Abdul Snackett. Bourda
Market. 231-4139.
WELDERS and fabricators
at 331 Cummings Street,
Cummingsburg Tel. 231-1404
or 621-5310
Plumbers, carpenters,
masons, tile layers Contact I#

SALES Staff and Cook.
(Cooks to be trained). Must
be between the ages of 18
and 35. Apply 53 David St.,
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's
Pool Bar, 315 Middle St.,
between 10:30 hrs and
12:00 hrs.
ONE Arc and Acety-
lene Welder. Must know grill
work. Contact: 21 Broad
Street, Charlestown. Tel: 225-
ONE Salesgirl, one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18-25.
Must be pleasant and
friendly and live on the
ECD. Call 615-8121
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country
area, age 35 to 45. Tel. 609-
cooks, counter servers. Apply
in person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant,5 commerce St.,
G/town. 9-11 am.
Waitresses to work at Jam's
Bar, 124 Montrose Public
Road, ECD. Can live-in $8
000 weekly. Call 220-2706.

----0 ------ ------- __
Seamstress with over 15 yrs.
experience. Must know to
operate heavy-duty
machines. 226-0013, Dacia.
Salesgirls. Apply with written
application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road. Tel 227-
SKILLED Technician
with attitude needed at
Fantasy Nails & Hair, 51
Norton Street & Louisa
Row. Tel. 226-3822, 613-
Apply in person with written
application to Bish & Sons
Discount Store, 38
Cummings Street,
ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person
with written application to
Regent Household Electronic,
143 Regent Road. Tel. 227-
2 B E D R O 0 M
apartment. UG Student, 63
Cummings Lodge. Need of
a room mate to share room.
337-4612, 624-0897.
2 SALESGIRLS and one
Domestic Contact'Bobby's
General Store, 1883
Festival City South
Ruimveldt, G/town. Tel.
BEFORE World Cup
Cricket 30 properties
at the following prices -
$3M, $6M, $9M, $12M.
(Cash business). Call
ONE Live-in Salesgirl
from country age 18 26.
Free apartment provided.
Salary negotiable. Must be
pleasant and friendly. Call
HOUSE Lot Diamond,
Grove New Scheme (with or
without transport). Person
willing to give Liup or
exchange house lot for good
offer. Call 231-6236.
Hairdresser. Must know to do
manicure, pedicure, facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please contact
Tel. 223-5252 or 628-3415.
Salesgirls and Porter boys
Apply with written
application to Jay's Variety
Store @ 154 King St,
Sharon's Building. Contact
No. 223-8583.
ONE Supervisor (Nlight
shift to run Night Club. one
day shift Handyman and
one Security. Tel. 226-
6527, 623-7242 8 am to
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ONE young and
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HONEST, reliable and
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available, good salary
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50 SECURITY Guards for
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on contract (like minibus).
Contact The Manager. R.K's
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ONE experienced male
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Apply in writing with 2
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006

Euro 2008 s


occer... i

World champions Italy

stumble but France win

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- World champions Italy
stumbled out of the blocks at
the start of the race to the
Euro 2008 soccer finals when
they were held to a 1-1 draw
by Lithuania in their opening
qualifying match in Naples
There was also a big upset
in Bydgoszcz where Poland.
under new Dutch coach Leo
Beenhakker, crashed to a shock
3-1 home defeat by Finland.

: lap


I in, n^

many, who overcame a spirited
Ireland 1-0 in Stuttgart; the
Netherlands who squeezed a 1-
0 win over Luxembourg; and
Spain, who beat Liechtenstein
Germany, playing in a
qualifying match for the first
time in nearly three years af-
ter going through automati-
cally to the World Cup finals
as hosts, beat Ireland with a
57th-minute shot from Lukas
Podolski which took a wicked
deflection off Ireland skipper
Robbie Keane.

STEVEN Gerrard scores his 10th goal for England
chesting down Cole's cross and blasting home on 13
minutes. (BBC Sport)

who have never reached the fi-
nals of a major tournament.
Elsewhere, the first big night
of qualifying action ended in
victory for all the favourites to
reach the finals in Austria and
Switzerland in two years' time.
Woild Cup runners-up
France won their first competi-
tive match of the post-Zinedine
Zidane era in impressive fash-
ion by crushing Georgia 3-0 in
There were also opening
wins for England, who beat An-
dorra 5-0 at Old Trafford; Ger-

Ireland's manager Steve
Staunton was banished to the
stands for kicking a water bottle
in protest.
The Dutch had an unex-
pectedly tough battle in Luxem-
bourg securing all three points
with a 17th-minute goal from
Joris Mathijsen.
There were also big wins for
Scotland, who beat the Faroe
Islands 6-0 in Glasgow;
Slovakia, who beat Cyprus 6-1
and Norway, who stunned
once-mighty Hungary 4-1 in

European champions
Greece, who have been far from
impressive since winning Euro
2004 in Portugal, opened their
campaign with a narrow 1-0 win
in Moldova thanks to a late goal
from substitute Nikos
Earlier Angelos Basinas
blasted a penalty kick over the

Italy were expected to en-
joy a party atmosphere in
Naples against Lithuania, who
had never scored a goal against
the Italians in four previous
New Italian coach
Roberto Donadoni fielded a B
squad in a friendly against
Croatia last month which
Italy lost 2-0, but had many
of the World Cup players
back for his first competitive
fixture in charge.
The World Cup trophy was
paraded atop a blue sportscar
before the match, but it was
Lithuania who hit top gear first
with Tomas Danilevicius scor-
ing the opener after 21 minutes.
Italy were level eight min-
utes later through Filippo
Inzaghi, but could not add to
their tally in the second half and
had to settle for a point.
They now go to Paris for
Wednesday's encounter with
France, less than two months
after their penalty shootout vic-
tory over the French in the
World Cup final.

France, without Zidane who
retired after the July 9 final,
were quickly firing on all cylin-
ders unlike the Italians, and
scored twice in the first 15 min-
utes against Georgia to silence
a capacity 55 000-strong home
crowd in Tbilisi.
Florent Malouda and Louis
Saha grabbed the early goals and

the visitors made it 3-0 less than
a minute after the break when
Thierry Henry was credited
with the goal which was di-
rected into his own net by
Georgia full back Malkhaz
The Georgians, under their
new German coach Klaus
Toppmoeller, were looking for
an upset after thrashing the
Faroe Islands 6-0 in their opener
two weeks ago.
The Faroese went down to
another 6-0 defeat as Scotland
scored their biggest win in a
competitive match for 37 years.
England were also un-
troubled as they began their
campaign with a 5-0 win over
Andorra at Old Trafford.
They also took control of
the game with two early goals
from Peter Crouch and Steven
Gerrard inside the first 13 min-
Crouch added another to
take his tally to 10 goals in his
last nine England matches, with
Jermain Defoe also scoring

There was not such good
news for the other British teams
as Wales lost 2-1 to a last-minute
Czech Republic goal in Prague
and Northern Ireland were
crushed 3-0 in Belfast by Ice-
Eidur Gudjohnsen scored
his 17th goal for his country to
equal the all-time Icelandic scor-
ing record set by Rikhardur
Jonsson who scored 17 times
between 1947 and 1965.
Switzerland and Austria,
who co-host the finals in
2008, were involved in a four-
team tournament in Switzer-
land, with the Swiss winning
their early match 1-0 against
Venezuela in Basel. Austria
twice came from behind to
draw 2-2 with Costa Rica in
Geneva later.

ninth round.

Woods hits back

to stun Johnson

CLINTON Woods displayed
immense bravery to stun Ja-
maican Glen Johnson and re-
tain his IBF light heavy-
weight title after a split deci-
sion in Bolton.
Woods' hopes looked to be
over in round nine when
Johnson, who had appeared to
be tiring, suddenly produced a
stunning flurry of punches.
Woods, 34, was clearly
rocked but he somehow recov-
ered to get the better of the last
three rounds.
And the judges scored an
enthralling fight in Woods'
It was a particularly sweet
victory for Woods, who had
never beaten the 37-year-old Ja-
maican in two previous at-
"Since winning the world
title and fulfilling my dream, the
only thing left that I wanted was
beating Johnson and I did it," he
said afterwards.
"He hit me with some big
shots in the ninth round. He is
so awkward to fight against.
He's been a great champion.
"I'm just happy with the
Johnson was magnanimous
in defeat although he was con-
vinced he had won the fight.
"I truly believe I won the

fight," he said. "There were
some close rounds in there.
Clinton won some rounds but
for the most part they were
close rounds."
Johnson made his trade-
mark fast start in a packed
Bolton Arena, dominating the
first round, but Woods fought
back magnificently.
The 34-year-old, with
Ricky Hatton in his corner,
began to hurt Johnson with
his uppercut and the crowd
sensed glory for the Sheffield
Inevitably, neither fighter
could maintain the brutal pace
of the opening rounds, but it
looked to be Johnson who was
suffering more until an explo-
sive ninth round.
However, after Woods sur-
vived it, it became apparent that
the older man had given all he
had in that assault.
Judge Mickey Vann scored
the contest 115-113 in favour
of Johnson but American Rich-
ard Bays (115-112) and
Roberto Ramirez (116-112)
favoured Woods.
Frenchman Souleymane
M'baye claimed the vacant
WBA light-welterweight title
with a fourth-round stoppage
of Argentine Raul Balbi in

Forde smashes 217 off hapless

CI to give MSC massive win

(MSC) won the toss and it
was followed by the heavy ar-
tillery of batting from na-
tional Twenty/20 player Orin
Forde who smashed 217 in a
bombardment of boundaries,
as they thrashed Cornelia
Ida (CI) by a huge 194-run
margin in the Neal and
Massy.first division final pre-
liminary round match, played


yesterday at the Police
ground, Eve Leary.
Even though the outfield
was relatively heavy, the
right-handed Forde carved
out his highest score at any
level, smashing 21 fours and
15 sixes against a hapless CI
bowling attack, as his team
made a huge total of 355 for
four from their allotted 40
overs then bowled out CI for
161 in the 30th over.
Forde also featured in a 221-
run third-wicket stand with his
national team mate Dion Ferrier
(31) who was forced to play
second fiddle to the rampant
Forde, while opener Imran
Hassan chipped in with 49 and
Shemroy Barrington with 21.
Hassan hit five fours while
Barrington collected two bound-
Khemraj Ramsundar was
brought into the attack too
late but proved his bowling
capability by snapping up two
wickets for four runs from
his solitary over for the West
Coast team.

Anyone who was there
looking at the match perhaps
would have anticipated a match
of mere formality, but former
Guyana batsman Rabindranauth
Seeram hit a fighting 56 deco-
rated with five fours and four
Another useful score came
from Alim Khan who
contributed 47 which included
seven fours and two sixes. CI
did not have the services of
national Under-15 player
Ameer Khan to bat because he
suffered a broken finger while
Former national youth
pacer Jeremiah Harris grabbed
five for 40 from his allotted
eight overs while Benedict
Prince, Jermaine Neblett and
Jermain Joseph had a wicket
MSC will meet GNIC
while Georgetown Cricket
Club and Demerara Cricket
Club will clash in semi-final
action next Sunday at venues
to be named. (Ravendra

9 I I


MICHAEL Holding has re-
signed from the cricket com-
mittee of the West Indies
board (WICB) following dif-
ferences with the WICB.
Holding, the former West
Indies fast bowler, charged
that the cricket committee -
formed by the WICB to take
responsibility for cricketing-
related matters was not con-
sulted over decisions regard-
ing the West Indies team se-
lection for the tour of Paki-
stan in-November. Disap-
pointed that the committee
was sidestepped by the board,
Holding decided to resign.
The move came after Ken
Gordon, the WICB president,
revealed that Brian Lara's input
had led to the rejection of Allen
Stanford's request for an early
selection of the West Indies
team to tour Pakistan in Novem-
ber. The Stanford 20/20 Super
Stars match originally sched-
uled for November 10 between

a combined West Indies XI and
South Africa was cancelled due
to scheduling problems, with
West Indies expected to arrive
in Pakistan on November 7.
Prior to the cancellation,
Stanford had advised Ken Gor-
don that he would go ahead with
the 20/20 match without those
players chosen for the Pakistan
However, he asked for
early selection of the West
Indies team so that coaches
and other support staff could
prepare the depleted Super
Stars squad. But Lara, the
West Indies captain, insisted
that the selectors choose the
touring squad for Pakistan
only after their tri-series in
Malaysia later this month,
reasoning that the players
should "earn their places"
rather than being informed of
their selection so early.
"The Test team to tour Pa-
kistan was about to be selected

but has now been put on hold
because, as the president puts
it, Mr Lara doesn't want it se-
lected at this time," Holding
was quoted in The Nation. "I
thought cricketing matters were
supposed to be dealt with by
the cricket committee but I sup-
pose team selections are not
cricketing matters.
"Since things like that are
not cricketing matters. I don't
know what would qualify, so
obviously I don't belong on the
committee." According to the
paper, Holding also claimed that
two of the three selectors -
Clyde Butts and Andy Roberts
- had not been informed about
Lara's reported objection to the
early team selection.
Holding had written to
Clive Lloyd informing him of
his decision to quit. Lloyd
quit the Stanford 20/20 board
earlier this month over his
"concerns for West Indies
cricket". (Cricinfo)

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006,

kiiW-4I o -l T- V,,,)


Christian's 84 guides DCC to

victory; win also for GCC

NATIONAL wicketkeeper
Derwin Christian slammed
'84 to steer Demerara Cricket
Club (DCC) to a comfortable
68-run win over Transport
Sports Club (TSC) in the
sixth round of the inaugural
Demerara zone Shapoorji
Pallonji Twenty/20 cricket
competition yesterday at the
DCC ground in Queenstown.
Man-of-the-match Chris-
tian hit seven fours and five
sixes as his team set up a for-
midable 173 for three at the
completion of their 20 overs and
then restricted TSC to 105 for
eight at the expiration of their
Christian received support
from Andre Legall with 34 not
out (2x6, 3x4) and Jamal
Hinckson who made 20 (2x4).
Marcus Watkins led the
fightback for TSC with a cameo
39, decorated with six fours and
a solitary six, while Saheed
Gittens made 19 with one four

as former national off-spinner
Gavin Nedd snared four for 18
from his allotted four overs.
Over at the Georgetown


Cricket Club (GCC) ground, the
home team were engaged in a
tight battle with Guyana Na-
tional Industrial Corporation

Sir Clyde laid

(GNIC), who lost by six wick-
Man-of-the-match Leon
Johnson took three wickets be-
fore returning with the bat to
score 31, as GCC, in response
to GNIC's 107 all out from 19.1
overs reached 108 for four in the
final over. Wasim Haslim
chipped in with 32 while Robin
Bacchus made 21 for GCC.
Earlier, GNIC upon winning
the toss could only muster 107
all out from 19.1 overs. National

fast bowler Reon Griffith hit 23
which contained a four while
Shawn De Souza made 19, and
15 came from former West
Indies off-spinner Clive Butts.
Apart from Johnson's three
for 19 from four overs, former
West Indies left-arm orthodox
spinner Neil McGarrell cap-
tured two for 13 from 2.1
And the other scheduled
match at Everest ground on
Carifesta Avenue between the

I J,
S The family of the late
RAMDIN of Lot A 107
Ireng Place, Bel Air
Park wishes to express .
Gratitude and thanks
to our relatives and a >
friends who supported
us with their help, kind ..
words of comfort, and .,
sympathy during their
time of grief and sorrow.
S.npcinl thanks to Prem

to rest Kala
t r s Dinesh,
From back page and S
game, so I urge the current generation not to dishonour t
the legacy that Sir Clyde and others have bequeathed to us."
Professor Hillary Beckles, principal of the UWI Cave Hill, paid
tribute to Sir Clyde and noted that his emergence, as well as Sir
Frank's and Sir Everton's at the forefront of West Indies batting
was a sign that galvanised the whole movement of self-governance
in the Caribbean.
"From that moment, the battle for West Indian self-determina-
tion found centre stage on the cricket field with Weekes at three, ..
Worrell at four, and Walcott at five," he said.
"Sir Frank captured the vision that our society had for the cre-
ative arts because he caressed the ball like a painter would a paint-
brush across a canvas. '
"Sir Everton knew why it was and he was wise to realise In cherishe
the necessity for mathematics and science in a society that totally ol our b
despises-them, and he stroked the-ball as if life was a scientific father gr
experiment that demanded organisation and order," he added. g r e a g
'There were also great things to be said about the fellow, who HARDEEI
seemed to be.in a hurry with.history, and whose impatience inexo-
rably led him to adopt the attitude which said, 'Lost the ball and aka BOY
done the game'. Ilaraging
"Colonialism was no game, but in Sir Clyde we saw the irre- H laiddeen
pressible confidence that was needed to 'lost the ball and done that S I o r r
game'." H.irdeen
Sir Everton Weekes, the lone surviving member of the Ws tri- Lunber D
umvirate as well as legendary former West Indies all-rounder Sir Lc'rnt-.l
Garfield Sobers headed the list of former players that attended the i. 'ri I
funeral service at the St Mary's Church in the heart of the Barba- /t has ieem
dos capital. B, a m
Others like Rev. Dr Wes Hall, Seymour Nurse, David Holford, ,i ,i,,
Wayne Daniel, Robin Bynoe, and Alvin Greenidge also attended. r,
West Indies captain Brian Lara and left-arm medium fast bowler ,
lan Bradshaw represented the present generation of W .st Indies' nt.
stars. ', i ,. cu
K2" Gordon, president of the WICB; Capt. Peter Short. 'urmer '' r
WICP resident; Tony Marshall, president of the Barbidos Cricket l .
Assoc tlion; Chetram Singh, president of the Guyana Cr: .el u,. C/ ,
and I.Cenox John. prrLident of the Windward 1land.u Crick-ti As- ".
sociatiln. were some ol the well-k ,own administrators of the ,ame ',,. Sadly
that arieided. "i ra'rn
Ba-'bados' Governor General .ir Clifford Husbands and ,
SPrince .Miiist' Ovi:-- Arthur, hboth avid' lovers of. the:'game, /, ,
/a:soO h' ,6*p ; ,. ',

Stephanie, Orin.
Francis, Merlyn Jai.

home team and Gandhi Youth
Organisation (GYO) was called
off due to the deplorable condi-
tion of the ground.
Following the report from
the two umpires, an .investi-

gation will be carried out by
the Demerara Cricket Board
(DCB) about the lack of in-
terest shown by the hosts in
preparation for the competi-
tion. (Ravendra Madholall)

-- yIli O

SIn loving memory of our mother IRMA
JOYCLYN SANDERS who departed
this life on August 1,1996.
Ten sad and lonely years have
passed since you have gone
We wish your absence was a dream
Your memories are ofgold
SFor today, tomorrow and for ever
We missed you and will always love
Sadly missed by your children,
mother, grandchildren,
sisters, brothers and
other relatives. N .

Ravi, Dr. N. Gob n
taff of Woodlands
ap )Jl siotl rctlt in pacre

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*d and loving memory
eloved husband l
andfather and
ra n d a her
YSIE former
Director of " '
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children an d at grim a nadchildren.
missed by i wife, c.l..drcn & **
Children and f, cal grandchildren. '

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Beloved son, father, brother,
uncle, cousin and nephew.
Sadly .missed (who was
kidnapped and murdered in
Guyana.August 30,2002).

It is four years since that
tragic day, but is seems like

A thousand wishes can't bring you back, we know
because we've tried, neither can a million tears.

we know, because



we ve cried

1 am pending, mm anndrive.uat with
god tki ueayt.

I know how much you miss me. I see the pain
inside your heart but I am not so far away, we
really aren't apart. So be happy for me, dear ones,
Si.'n;i,.'-w I nold you dear. For I am spending my 4'
4'1m1t t. r i t with God this year.
Sadly missed by mom, dad, brothers,
sisters, children, aunts, uncles,
coLsins, nieces & n.phews.

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West Indies and India

in England...



2007 schedule

THE ECB have announced England's international
schedule for the 2007 season, n which they host West
Indies for four Tests and India for three.
The warm-up matches for the 2007 World Cup in the
Caribbean begin on March 5, the tournament ending on April
28 a mere two weeks from the start of England's international
season. The West Indies play the opening Test of the summer
- at Lord's, as is the tradition on May 17 The Test series is
followed by two back-to-back Twenty20 matches at The Oval
and three further ODIs.
The first of three Tests against India begins on July 19,
after which there are seven one-dayers three of which will be
"We have an exciting programme of international cricket
planned in 2007 with series against two "big-raw' teams in
West Indiesand India," John Carr, the ECB director of cricket
operations said.
"(The) ECB and he Board of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) have had a long-standing agreement that India's tour to
the UK would directly reciprocate the three Test matches and
seven one-day internationals played by England in India earlier
this year.
"ECB is delighted to have secured the agreement of
the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to play a four-match
Iest series and a three-match one-day series that enables
us to present this exciting seven-Test and ten-ODI
international match programme for the 2007 season.


Smith slams



Dennis Lillee to fine-tune faulty action ...

Lawson in India

for remedial

work on action

By Anand Vasu

JERMAINE Lawson, once a
great West Indian hope, and
Andrew Richardson, cur-
rently thought to be the most
promising of the young crop
of fast bowlers in the islands,
will train with Dennis Lillee
at the MRF Pace Foundation
in Chennai. The two fast
bowlers arrived in Chennai
and were set to have their
first net session under the
watchful eye of the legendary
Australian fast bowler last
"It could be for corrective
measures (to Lawson's action),"
TA Sekhar, head coach of the
MRF Pace Foundation, told
Cricinfo. "The Jamaican cricket
board spoke to some of our
boys when the Indian team
toured West Indies recently.
They saw Irfan Pathan,
Sreesanth and Munaf Patel and
were wondering how come In-
dia was producing many fast
bowlers. Our boys spoke to
them about the Pace Founda-
Lawson began his Test
career with a bang, taking six

wickets in the space of just
three runs against
Bangladesh in only his third
Soon there was even better
news as he recovered from

chickenpox to take a hat-trick
against Australia and lead West
Indies to a memorable win with
a career best 7 for 78 then came
the downfall, as his action be-
came decidedly ragged, and he
was flagged more than once by
the International Cricket Coun-
cil. He then had to step back

from the international scene to
undergo remedial action.
"Jackie Hendriks got in
touch with me and said he
wanted to send Lawson over,"
said Sekhar. Hendriks, the
former West Indian
wicketkeeper, is currently
the president of the Jamaica
Cricket Association, the ban-
ner under which Lawson
plays first-class cricket in the
West Indies. "Lawson has the
ability to bowl consistently
over 140 kmh and if Lillee
can fine-tune him and his ac-
tion could be corrected West
Indies will benefit. He's
played just 13 Tests and taken
51 wickets. That's a good
if Lawson is in Chennai to
correct faults, Andrew
Richardson, the 24-year-old
fast bowler i': or the trip to
pick up whatever experience
he can, and learn more about
the nuances of fast bowling
from Lillee. "People speak
highly of Andrew Richardson
and he has already played
matches for West Indies A,"
says Sekhar.
Richardson has been one of

the most consistent fast bowlers
in the West Indian domestic
competition over the last few
years, and has 84 wickets from
25 first-class matches. When In-
dia were last in the West Indies,
and Brian Lara made frequent
calls for bowlers with genuine
pace to be included in the team
for the Jamaica Test,
Richardson's name was one that
came up.
On Lillee's current trip to
India, though, it will just be the
two West Indians training, apart
from MRF's own players. It
was decided that the Indians
would not attend as the domes-
tic season is just around the cor-
ner, as are various Under-19
Sekhar hoped that this
could be the beginning of a
longer and more permanent
association with the West
Indies cricket board. "The
problem for West Indies is
mainly funding. The plan is
for them to send people over
regularly, but that depends on
the financial support they
can get from the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB).

I I I *

SUNDAY CHRONICLE SeDtember 3. 2006.

. GRAEME Smith. the South
African captain, has slammed
Kevin Pietersen for
criticising South Africa's se-
lection policies and -laming
them for his more to Er land.
"''m patriotic abou msn
country, and that's \ h, I don:l
like evin Piectrsen. Smith ldti
Super Cricket. "'Fhe oni] rea,,on
that Kevii and I hate never had
.- relationship is because he
stated South Africa. 11 '. a his
'cition to leave rar:d 1;hat- flnc
;:' l wh d(es he spend s> 'nitcli]
in:a' slain ou *lr cinttsn '"
ill an exclusive extract
on his new book Crmsion
hr Boundar:. being
i Raised in the )aily Mail.
.rsen said that he itas
u i't of llt Natal side in
: fircause of ithir )pre'alnil

L t j I

mupfpe". He added that the an-
gr' reception he got had upset
his parents. "They knew I
%would get some slick but didn't
expect- it o be that bad. Neither


I ~ ii.'' had Isi ~i hi~ tat~n.t I,
4' ,t.i I

]- :,,k if' 'l i' "' tit [i t" 1)i : 4-- to .'Mnst 'ii-
: .' t ; i nm o t ii ll lh its.
1, f o flu n, i' :t to 'ilt,

MOST of the cricketers who played with Sir Clyde
Walcott during his cricketing period in British Guiana
called him 'Skip'. He started coaching on the sugar
estates in the year 1955 and played his first match for
British Guiana in the year 1956.
Walcott. however, was not only responsible for organising
cricket but held the position of Social Welfare Adviser on the
sugar estates and had male and female welfare officers reporting
to him from the respective estates.
Sir Clyde was a respected leader who brought into
prominence many outstanding cricketers particularly from
the Bierice sugar estates. Rohan Kanhai. Basil Butcher. Joe
Solmllon Roy lFricdricks and Ivan Madray were among llhe
.nYn \\lho benefited from his cricketing expertise. Skip not
only captained Brilish Guiana with distinction but in
addition was a omnpctent administrator who servcdl as
President of01 the (Givana; Cricket Board of Control and
niL,,ini~aer olf Friisih t;uiana and West Indies teams.
I a\orked \ ilh the Skipper during his stint :is Social
\\ ,'li:mi "' .\ \ I'M' l I ll i i '.I";i; e Sltla 's intl se,' 1"\ i' as seci et', lC[ i
%-. 1 ',l t!\c l i ( 'rick l l ,'.il i n ('< l ol duliii n i l i'i mi l

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. : ' 'CC .' O N 1'r ht i' i" ill

British Guiana batted first and scored 232 runs.
Barbados replied with 244 runs. In the second innings
British Guiana only made 144 runs. This left Barbados just
133 runs for victory. They. however, could only muster a
mere 98 runs as Sir Clyde marshalled his forces with great
efficiency and humbled the mighty Barbadian side which
comprised in.0ny past and present Test players.
There ": a hush around the ground when the last
wicket fell ii :;o Barbadian could ha\ vNisualised the niinht\
Barbados falling for such a small total at Kensington Oval.
Sir Clytde Walcott was a worldwide cricketer and

SIRCLY!r '..

his.'.' !Pt,,'
il. ii l, ;ti i
. l li l llc r I

adminilsratora and his passing
has been a great loss to all
cricketing fans in (Guyanla an
Indci .td thll' world at liar.ge
Io his dear r ilc l..ad'
\Walccit. do take comtillorl in th'
f'ci that your h1ishalidI.
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006

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Spain suffer Gasol blow

for world basketball final

By Alastair Hinmmer

SAITAMA, Japan, (Reuters)
- Spain's chances of winning
a first world basketball cham-
pionship have been severely
hampered by an injury to the
talismanic Pau Gasol, who
misses today's final against
Greece with a broken bone in
his foot.
The Memphis Grizzlies
forward was hurt near the end
of Friday's epic 75-74 semi-fi-
nal win over Argentina. depriv-
ing the clash between two first-
time finalists of the only NBA
all-star on either team's roster.
A Gasol-powered Spain
would have been slight
favourites to beat European
champions Greece after the side
posted their 17th consecutive
victory in reaching the final.
Without the 26-year-old's
21.3 points and 9.4 rebounds
per game, Spain could struggle

against a physical Greek team
that shocked odds-on tourna-


ment favourites the United
States 101-95 in the other semi-
Gasol suffered a broken
metatarsal after falling
heavily against Argentina

and left the court in a wheel-
chair, to the obvious distress
of his team mates.
"We will try to win gold for
Pau." said guard Jose Calderon,
whose late free throw sealed
Spain's famous semi-final win.
"He's our best player but
now we have to complete the
Spain have never won a ma-
jor international title and by
reaching their first world chant-
pionship final, they have al-
ready made history.
To be denied at the final
hurdle, however, would leave a
bitter taste.

"We're very happy to be
part of history." Spanish guard
Sergio Rodriguez said. "We feel
the support from the whole of
Spain so we know we must go
all the way and take gold."
However, a granite-tough

Greece team are unlikely to co-
operate, having stormed through
the 24-team tournament with an
identical 8-0 record to Spain's.
Guard Vassilis Spanoulis
leads Greece's scoring with
12.6 points a game while cen-
tre Sofoklis Schortsanitis -
dubbed 'Baby Shaq' has
proved a handful for oppo-
nents in Japan.
Greece's suffocating defence
has been key to their success
and a Spain team missing
Gasol's inside presence will
need to hit plenty of shots from
the perimeter to stand any
"There will be no letdown
in the final." Greek coach
Panagiotis Yannakis said.
"My players are great char-
acters. They never forget where
they came from."
Yannakis added: "They
will stay together and they
will play a great game today."

(L-R) Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James
of the U.S. wear their bronze medals after their win over
Argentina at the world basketball championships in
Saitama, yesterday. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

S. U m

IWadeladsI UJ .

Grasstrack racing

reincarnated by Alamos

WHEN Nikki Ramsarran
blazed the trail in the mid
and late 90s, the sport was
governed by the Guyana Dirt
Biking Club.
Later, Ray Rahaman, and
daughter Mia, kept
grasstrack racing alive and on
a resolute course after form-
ing Club 747.
The sport died an untimely
death in 2003 when the
Rahamans pulled out.
However, a miracle hap-
pened in April of this year
when three young men with
ideas put their heads to-
Gavin Gayadin, Benito
Lochinvar and Ryan 'Tiny'
Gayadin formed the Alamo
Auto Sports Performance and
Racing Club (AASPRC). which
has allowed grasstrack racing to
once again speed off into the
"We had bikes but had no
organised way of competing. So
we came up with the idea of
forming the club,"
President Gavin Gayadin
said. "We don't look at it as
just a sport, but also a way of
providing sports tourism and
helping to build communi-
Gayadin said that since its
formation AASPRC has held
three meetings. two in Guyatna
and one in Suriname.
Both meetings in Guyana
were in the Banks Beer cham-
pionship Series and were well
received in the communities
where they were held.
The first meeting was held
at Better Hope and attracted a
large crowd while the second
stage of the Banks Beer Series
was held at Hampton Court in

The people there are still
screaming for more.
One of the things that
brought immediate success to
Alamo was being sincere and
handsomely rewarding the com-
"When we hold a meet-
ing the entire community
where the meeting is held
benefits," the president
pointed out.
"The hotels are booked, the
food vendors see a rise in sales,
the minibus and taxi operators
get an increase in business. So
it is not that we are extracting
but putting something into the
communities. We want to pro-
vide economic growth wherever
we go."
Plans for the club's fu-

ture include: owning a rac-
ing arena, introducing road
safaris, where people in
groups can take a weekend
off to ride bikes through
trails or even the jungle

Tevez chooses West

Ham for experience
By Rex Gowar
LONDON, England (Reuters) Carlos Tevez chose West Ham
United over bigger English cluhs because he could get more
regular football with them, the Argentina forward said yes-
"West Ham is a team where I can gel a rhythm of playing, see
what English football is all about." the WorIld Cup striker told a
news conference on the eve of Argentina's Iriendly against Brazil
at Arsenal's Emirates stadium.
He said he was not looking any further than West Ham despite
media speculation the move was simply a stepping stone to higher
things in England or ELurope.
"First I want to do well for West I lain. I'm not concerned about
playing in a big club. I just want to pla." sald Te\e/, who along
-with Argentina team mate Javier Mascheiano joined the lPremier
League club froni Brazilian side Corinthians oil T'hursday.
"It's going to do me a lot of good to play in this league."
West IHain's bigger London rivals Arsenal and C'lhclsea w\re in-
strested inTevez and holding midfielder iMasclueranI but tihe striker
said the West Ham option was the best.
"The two (others) were interested but they had three or four
forwards in miy position. What I need is to play, get rhythm," Tevez
"From the moment 1 arrived (on Thursday) the most con-
crete thing was West Ham and the most convenient for me."

and making grasstrack rac-
ing a household name in
the Caribbean.
"We now have four bikes. I
would like to see that increase
to 10 or more.
In the next five years I
want to make sure that we
have our own arena for rac-
ing, just like the Guyana Mo-
tor Racing and Sports Club
has South Dakota. We also
want to have racers from Car-
ibbean territories come here
and we go there," Gayadin

By Steve Keating

SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) -
America's NBA All-Stars
stepped up and took charge,
leading the U.S. to a 96-81
win over Argentina in the
bronze medal game at the
world basketball champion-
ship yesterday.
Co-captains LeBron James,
Dwyane Wade and Carmelo An-
thony made sure the U.S. would
not make the long flight home
empty-handed after a crushing
semi-final defeat by Greece 24
hours earlier.
Wade, who led the Miami
Heat to their first NBA title,
earning final MVP honours ear-
lier this year, poured in a game-
high 32 points that included a
pair of rim-rattling dunks that
brought the crowd of 17 000 at
Saitama Super Arena to their

James, the Cleveland
Cavaliers All-Star, contrib-
uted 22 points to the U.S.
cause while Denver Nuggets
Anthony chipped in with 15.
"There's no question we
lost the gold," Wade told report-
ers. "But we go back with re-
spect and our heads held high.
It's a step in the right direction."
Wade added: "No matter
what happened yesterday we
had to come here and win today
because if we lose two, that's
not good."
While bronze represents an
improvement on their sixth
place at the last world champi-
onship in 2002 in Indianapolis,
it falls short of their stated goal
of winning the gold and an au-
tomatic berth in the 2008 Olym-

Still the U.S. declared their
performance a success and im-
mediately set their sights on
qualifying for the 2008 Beijing
"To lose to Greece is not a
blow\." said U.S. coach Mike
Kr/\/c\\ski. "W'hat we're try-
ing ii to do is build a basketball
pit0'i-iitnii' flor our counir\
liih n's ni\ ce beein dioue.
"No one is ever going to
win this or the Olympics ev-
ery year. The talent level
Iworltdwide has sky-rocketed.
llopefully our country
realises the level of commit-
Ilent needed to play this level
of basketball."
The 0Olytmpic champions
A\igentina scored the opening
basket in a phI sical contest and
nei\r trailed until Anthony hit
a thrcic-poinllil with four sec-
oilis Ilet il the secCond quarter
to gi\c lhe '.S. ai 50-49 halfltime

In l i1 hild quarter, lhe it'.S.
s.c.idil bhiullt a seven-point
cstiion l then raced a\\ a in the
Iinal 10i( inutsl \\with a da//ling
display of Junllks.
Spain and Greece will
meel in the final today.

Powell and Simpson win

at Pedro's Cup in Warsaw
WARSAW, Poland. (CMC) Jamaicans Asafa Powell and
Sherone Simpson recorded slow times by their standards
in winning 100-metre races in wretched conditions at the
Pedro's Cup track and field meet Wednesday night.
In Itenible wet and cold \\cather conditions of 13 diir.cs
Celsius, Powell produced a rare perlIorianc sl ecr I hm s i)i il)
seconds when he won in 10.02 seconds at the Orzel Stladitun
Simpson clocked 11.25 in her victory.
Powell's run gave him a clear three-metre victory but
broke an impressive sequence of ten consecutive 100-inetre
finals helow 10 seconds.
"A better lime \\as pIos
b sible today bit t in so low tein-
perIaltue 1 I Was af;laid to h run
fastcri.C said Powll. Iwho racke.
in the Golden L league's closing
event, the ISTAF Berlin meet
Jamaican Michael Frateri
placed second in 10.35 see-
Simipsolln \ias ceatl the
best in her t:Ice. : Onissiin
American I rianti na ( d' i I 1.5 1
to register iher ictI\.
.Jamaica celebrated an-
: other win when their 2005
ASAFA POWELL National Champion
Shericka Williants clocked
52.00 to win the women's 400 metres, topping Poland's
Monika Bejnar (52.18).



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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006

West Indies and

in England.



2007 sche(

THE ECB have announced England's international
schedule for the 2007 season, in which they host West
Indies for four Tests and INdia for three.
The warm-up matches for the 2007 World Cup in the
Caribbean begin on March 5, the tournament ending on April
28 a mere two weeks from the start of England's international
season. The West Indies play the opening Test of the summer
- at Lord's, as is the tradition on May 17. The Test series is
followed by two back-to-back Twenty20 matches at The Oval
and three further ODIs.
The first of three Tests against India begins on July 19,
after which there are seven one-dayers three of which will be
"We have an exciting programme of international cricket
planned in 2007 with series against two 'big-draw' teams in
West Indies and India," John Carr, the ECB director of cricket
operations said.
"(The) ECB and the Board of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) have had a long-standing agreement that India's tour to
the UK would directly reciprocate the three Test matches and
seven one-day internationals played by England in India earlier
this year.
"ECB is delighted to have secured the agreement of
the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to play a four-match
Test series and a three-match one-day series that enables
us to present this exciting seven-Test and ten-ODI
international match programme for the 2007 season.


Smith slams



By Anand Vasu

JERMAINE Lawson, once a
great West Indian hope, and
Andrew Richardson, cur-
rently thought to be the most
promising of the young crop
of fast bowlers in the islands,
will train with Dennis Lillee
at the MRF Pace Foundation
in Chennai. The two fast
bowlers arrived in Chennai
and were set to have their
first net session under the
watchful eye of the legendary
Australian fast bowler last
"It could be for corrective
measures (to Lawson's action)."
TA Sckhar, head coach of the
MRF Pace Foundation, told
Cricinfo. "The Jamaican cricket
board spoke to some of our
boys when the Indian team
toured West Indies recently.
They saw Irfan Pathan,
Sreesanth and Munaf Patel and
were wondering how come In-
dia was producing many fast
bowlers. Our boys spoke to
them about the Pace Founda-
Lawson began his Test
career with a bang, taking six

wickets in the space of just
three runs against
Bangladesh in only his third
Soon there was even better
news as he recovered from

chickenpox to take a hat-trick
against Australia and lead West
Indies to a memorable win with
a career best 7 for 78 then came
the downfall, as his action be-
came decidedly ragged, and he
was flagged more than once by
the International Cricket Coun-
cil. He then had to step back

from the international scene to
undergo remedial action.
"Jackie Hendriks got in
touch with me and said he
wanted to send Lawson over,"
said Sekhar. Hendriks, the
former West Indian
wicketkeeper, is currently
the president of the Jamaica
Cricket Association, the ban-
ner under which Lawson
plays first-class cricket in the
West Indies. "Lawson has the
ability to bowl consistently
over 140 kmh and if Lillee
can fine-tune him and his ac-
tion could be corrected West
Indies will benefit. He's
played just 13 Tests and taken
51 wickets. That's a good
If Lawson is in Chennai to
correct faults, Andrew
Richardson. the 24-year-old
fast bowler is on the trip to
pick up whatever experience
he can, and learn more about
the nuances of fast bowling
from Lillee. "People speak
highly of Andrew Richardson
and he has already played
matches for West Indies A,"
says Sekhar.
Richardson has been one of

the most consistent fast bowlers
in the West Indian domestic
competition over the last few
years, and has 84 wickets from
25 first-class matches. When
India were last in the West
Indies, and Brian Lara made fre-
quent calls for bowlers with
genuine pace to be included in
the team for the Jamaica Test,
Richardson's name was one that
came up.
On Lillee's current trip to
India, though, it will just be the
two West Indians training, apart
from MRF's own players. It
was decided that the Indians
would not attend as the domes-
tic season is just around the cor-
ner, as are various Under-19
Sekhar hoped that this
could be the beginning of a
longer and more permanent
association with the West
Indies cricket board. "The
problem for West Indies is
mainly funding. The plan is
for them to send people over
regularly, but that depends on
the financial support they
can get from the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB).

GRAEME Smith, the South
African captain, has slammed
Kevin Pietersen for
criticising South Africa's se-
lection policies and blaming
them for his move to England.
"I'm patriotic bout my
country, and that's why I don't
like Kevin Pietersen," Smith told
Super Cricket. "The only reason
that Kevin and I have never had
a relationship is because he
slated South Africa. It was his
decision to leave and that's fine,
but why does he spend so much
time slating our country'?"
In an exclusive extract
from his new book Crossing
The Boundary, being
serialise' in the Daily Mail,
Pietersen said that he was
left out of the Natal side in
2000 because of the prevalent
qu ta policy.
"The system is bullshit."
Pietersen wrote. "It created an
artificial team and that will never
do anything to encourage the ra-
cial integration of cricket in
South Africa." He said that he
1,1 i P'hil Russell, Natal", coach.
hut got nowhere.
Pietersen called Smith, who
had made "snide coimmlents"
during England's tour of South
Africa in 2004-(5. an "'absolute

muppet". He added that the an-
gry reception he got had upset
his parents. "They knew I
would get some stick, but didn't
expect it to be that bad. Neither


did I."
However, Smith said that
it was Pietersen's own fault.
"If he had kept his mouth
11-hi lti' N"'n'Il iv 1: ha'0 f''r
fewer people angry at hiiin
and he would have taken far
less flak from the crowds.
Wait until he gets to Austra-
lia, the abuse will be far
worse there. (Cricinfo)

MOST of the cricketers who played with Sir Clyde
Walcott during his cricketing period in British Guiana
called him 'Skip'. He started coaching on the sugar
estates in the year 1955 and played his first match for
British Guiana in the year 1956.
Walcott, however, was not only responsible for organising
cricket but held the position of Social Welfare Adviser on the
sugar estates and had male and female welfare officers reporting
to him from the respective estates.
Sir Clyde was a respected leader who brought into
prominence many outstanding cricketers particularly from
the Berbice sugar estates. Rohan Kanhai, Basil Butcher, Joe
Solomon, Roy Fredericks and Ivan Madray were among the
many who benefited from his cricketing expertise. Skip not
only captained British Guiana with distinction but in
addition was a competent administrator who served as
President of the Guyana Cricket Board of Control and
manager of British Guiana and West Indies teams.
I worked with the Skipper during his stint as Social
Welfare Adviser on the sugar estates and served as secretary
to the Guyana Cricket Board of Control during the period
he was President. and was a member of the cricket team
when he was captain.
He was an astute captain, extremely knowledgeable in
the game and achieved great success over the years in this
capacity, as he knew how to get the best results out of his
players and have them work as a cohesive team.

Barlados in lFelbruarN 1963 in Barhados. The match Nwas
full of excitement as Sir Clyde Mas captain of the
British Guiana team whereas Sir Everton Weekes was
captain of the Barbados team.
British Guiana baited first and scored 232 runs.

Barbados replied with 244 runs. In the second innings
British Guiana only made 144 runs. This left Barbados just
133 runs for victory. They, however, could only muster a
mere 98 runs as Sir Clyde marshalled his forces with great
efficiency and humbled the mighty Barbadian side which
comprised many past and present Test players.
There was a hush around the ground when the last
wicket fell as no Barbadian could have visualised the mighty
Barbados falling for such a
small total at Kensington
Sir Clyde Walcott was a
worldwide cricketer and
J administrator and his passing
has been a great loss to all
cricketing fans in Guyana and
indeed the world at large.
S To his dear wife Lady
Walcott. do take comfort in
the fact that your husband.
.. li without doubt, has been a
Sshinin- example to you, your
sons, and his other relatives.
SIRCLYDE WALCOTT We share your pain and
sorrow at this dreadful time
and on behalf of nmy wife, and on my own behalf we extend
out deepest sympathyy.
11-', 'f b ,' -b,,, 0rt,- fl b I-r- hi+ at Ir's'r l s'
i'lease therefore give thanks for the exemplary life he
had lived. thie fond memories youl have of him and the
fact that Michael is still there to provide a shoulder on
which you can lean. ('olin Wiltshire is a lifm'er (GCC and
Gu;yana Batsman)


India Dennis Lillee to fine-tune faulty action ...

SLawson in India

e for remedial

ule work on action



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Wact frm oin.ithmr


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Shoaib, Asif bowl

Pakistan to victory

By Richard Sydenhamn

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- A superb display of fast bowl-
ing from Shoaib Akhtar and
Mohammad Asif guided Paki-
stan to a seven-wicket victory
over England in the second
one-day international at
Lord's yesterday.
Pakistan lead the five-match
I ---

series 1-0 after the first match
was washed out at Cardiff.
In a match reduced to 40
overs a side because of rain, Pa-
kistan reached 169-3 with 20
balls to spare, with their middle
order steering them to victory.
Shoaib's 4-28 and Asif's 2-
10, both from their allotted
eight-over spells, destroyed
England's hattino and laid the

ENGLAND slide into trouble as Shoaib Akhtar removes lan
Bell for nine to leave the hosts struggling in the tricky
conditions on 18-3 (BBC Sport).

foundations for the Pakistan
Although seamer Jon
Lewis removed the openers
with just 30 runs on the
scoreboard. Younis Khan top-
scored with 55 before
Mohammed Yousuf (49 not
out) and skipper Inzamam-
ul-Haq (42 not out) steered
the visitors past England's to-
tal of 166.
An error by umpire Billy
Doctrove. who partnered Aus-
tralian Darrell Hair in the con-
troversial Oval Test two weeks
ago, proved to be the turning
point in the match.
When Pakistan were 32-2
and Younis on 15, Lewis gleaned
an edge to wicketkeeper Chris
Read but Doctrove called a no-
Television replays suggested
the umpire had made the wrong

ENGLAND innings
M. Trescothick c Y. Khan b Asif 6
A. Strauss c Akmal b Akhtar 0
I. Bell c lnzamam-ul-Haq
b Akhtar 9
K. Pietersen c Naved-ul-Hasan
b Asif 17
P. Collingwood Ibw b Afridi 35
J. Dairymple Ibw b Razzaq 13
R. Clarke b Akhtar 39
C. Read b Razzaq 30
D. Gough b Akhtar 1
J. Lewis run-out 2
S. Broad not out 1
Extras: (b-1, lb-4, nb-1, w-7) 13
Total: (all out, 39.1 overs) 166
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-18, 3-18, 4-44,
Bowling S. Akhtar 8-0-28-4 (w-3), M.

Director of Sport heaps praise

on TCL double champs

DIRECTOR of Sport Neil
Kumar heartily congratu-
lated Guyana's Under-19
cricket team on their victo-
ries in this year's TCL West
Indies three-day League and
Challenge Cup.
Kumar said that the local
boys had the fundamentals cor-
rect, whereby they showed
"skills, dedication, commitment,
knowledge, preparedness, disci-
pline and team ethnicity",
which were the driving force be-
hind the victories.
He feels that like the seniors
who are the champions of the
recently concluded Stanford 20/
20 competition, they have dem-
onstrated the height and
strength of Guyana's cricket.
"The time is right, and the
time is now for Guyana to com-
mand and cement more places in
West Indies teams. In the past,
we held as many as six places
in West Indies Test teams,"
Kumar pointed out.
He also congratulated the
Steven Jacobs-led side for the
team work they displayed.
which he feels is in keeping with

the national motto: one people,
one nation, one destiny.
"Your victories are hearten-
ing, encouraging and have done
all Guyanese proud. On behalf
of all Guyanese and on my own

behalf I sincerely congratulate
and wish you all the best as
you travel the road of success."
He urged the cricketers to

-continue striving for excellence
as individuals and as a team,
and to be steadfast in their
quest to reach the pinnacle of
their game.
He noted that many of them
because of their performances
will be identified to participate
at higher levels, and expressed
confidence in them, reaching the
highest level that of the West
Indies team.
Kumar pointed out that the
government has recognized and
stressed the invaluable contribu-
lion of sports in[ the develop-
ment of its people and the coun-
try as a whole. more so on
young people.
He added that they en-
dorse the development of
sports in every corner of this
country and in every area of
activity by way of construct-
ing new facilities, renovating
and modernising existing
ones, assisting organizations
financially to participate in
National and International
activities, organising teach
them young programmes in
various sporting disciplines.

England's total was boosted
by a seventh-wicket stand of 53
between Rikki Clarke (39) and
Chris Read I 'i0 from just 57
A rejuvenated Shoaib,
who made his comeback this
week after a six-month layoff
with knee and ankle injuries,
looked refreshed and full of
In dull and bowler-friendly
conditions, he earned his first
wicket with the sixth ball of the
match as Andrew Strauss de-
parted for a duck after edging a
stinging delivery to the
He also got form-man lan
Bell to edge to first slip and
then, in his second spell, he
bowled Clarke and Darren
Gough, the latter with his sig-
nature inswinging.

Asif 8-2-10-2, Naved-ul-Hasan 7-0-
42-0 (w-1), A. Razzaq 6.1-0-30-2 (nb-
1, w-2), S. Afridi 5-0-27-1 (w-1), M.
Hafeez 5-0-24-0.
PAKISTAN innings (D/L Target: 167
off 40)
S. Malik c Read b Lewis 10
M. Hafeez c Read b Lewis 1
Y. Khan c Pietersen b Clarke 55
M. Yousuf not out 49
Inzamam-ul-Haq not out 42
Extras (b-1, lb-4, nb-5, w-2) 12
Total: (for 3 wickets, 36.4 overs)169
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-30,3-108.
Bowling D. Gough 8-0-44-0 (nb-1), J.
Lewis 8-4-11-2 (nb-2, w-1), S. Broad
6.4-0-44-0 (w-1), P. Collingwood 5-1 -
18-0, R. Clarke 7-0-37-1 (nb-1), I. Bell
2-0-10-0 (nb-1).



Blazing guns to

subdue Tigers
FRUTA Conquerors will step into this evening's Premier League football match against Western
Tigers desperately needing a victory to erase doubts that Tigers are their father.
Conquerors. former national and Kashif and Shanghai champions. have turned up on the wrong g
side in their last two tries at Western Tigers and secretary Marlon Cole believes that the lime is ripe
for a turnaround in results.
But a senior official of Western Tigers is predicting that it will be three in a row as his
youthful side will be too much for the "old legs" of Conquerors.
"We have had it rough in our la1st \wo outings against \Western Tigers bul 1 cal n tell \ ou thal tod.N
they will be in folr a very tough lime." (Cole said. Western Tigers defeated Conquerors 1-0 in a Firt
Division gamnle on Vcedlnesday and last year ousted their nemesis in the quarter-flinal ol a competition
organized by Conqueriors.
Today, Conquerors will be without captain and central defender Neville 'Smutty' Stanton
and coach Kurt Cadogan both of whom are in Barbados with the senior national squad. Cole
assured that the breach would be adequately filled.
"We have already taken care of that and will be going out with all gIuns blazing. We need re\ ene
for the two defeats," Cole declared. However. the Tigers official, who requested anonymity, scuffed at
Cole's remarks claiming that Conquerors' gun fires only blanks.
The official pointed out that although midfielder Shawn 'Bubbly' Beveney has migrated to
England and striker Eron 'Sawyer' Hayde is in Trinidad. Tigers should easily take out
"Basically we have an Under-20t teami as most of our senior players have migrated. We no\\ i. .
young, fast and strong players. These youngsters are cruel." the official said.
In Stanton's absence Lester 'Puppy' Peters will captain Conquerors. Western Ti gers \\Will I captainke
by Delon Fraser and will include Ryan 'Yellowman'Thomas.
This evening's game is the feature naltch of a triple-header card at the GFC gro.n.i:l. Ini the
opening game, which begins at 16:00 Ih, Santios will face Beacon. A weakened Pele ill in ckl'
Camptuwvi h.i the second game scheduled to start at 18:00 h.


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By Joe Chapman

BEVERAGE giant Banks DIH is the main sponsor of the
Upper Demerara Football Association's 2006/7 season-open-
ing Super League championship which will be staged this
month and conclude next month.
On Friday, the Banks Beer brand was attached to the beau-
tiful trophy which will go along with a first prize of $200 000
to the winners, while the second-placed team will receive $100
000 and a trophy and third-placers $50 000.
Making the presentation of the winners' trophy and a cheque
to cover the top prizes was Banks DIH Linden Branch Man-
ager, Andre Denny, with president of the UDFA Brian Joseph.
secretary Rawle Blair and treasurer Ewart Douglas in atten-
In a simple handing-over ceremony held}\t the Mackenzie
Sports Club pavilion. UDFA president Brian'Joseph said "we
have been able to talk about sponsorship and they have agreed
to come on board".
He was pleased with the package they acquired from Banks
DIH. which makes them the major sponsors.
With the Most Valuable Player and Most Disciplined
team awards among others to be given in this competition
there have been other sponsors coming forward to partner
with the UDFA. Among them are Mr Horace James of the
Linmine Secretariat, David Adams and Allan Henry of A
and R Collison Repairs.
Speaking on behalf of the sponsors was Denny. who
stressed that Banks DIH has always been a good corporate citi-
zen and was supporting sports across the nation saying "we
believe this will be an exciting season that is why we did not
hesitate in seizing the opportunity to come on board".
Secretary of the UDFA, Rawle Blair. outlined the format
of the tournament which will be played on a round-robin basis
and further stated that the main objective of the tournament
was to select the top three teams for the Guyflag interclub na-
lionwide tournament, and at the same time choose the four teams
to participate in this year's Kashifand Shanghai football cham-
The eight clubs invited to play in this first division tourna-
ment are: Eagles United. Amelia's Ward United. Winners Con-
nection. Bakewelll Topp XX. Siler Shattas. Milerock. Net
Rockers and Blueberry Hill United.
A team briefing is set for today at the Mackenzie
Sports Club pavilion beginning at 11.00 h and all clubs
are asked to take note.

Sir Clyde laid to rest

opposite Sir Frank

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) To the sound of thunder, "The life of Sir Clyde should be seen in the context of the time
and the pyrotechnics of lightning, West Indies batting legend in which he lived and played the game," remarked former Anglican
Sir Clyde Walcott was laid to rest yesterday in a tomb over- Bishop of Barbados, Rev. Rufus Brome, in a sermon.
looking the Three Ws Oval on the Cave Hill campus of the "After the Second World War, he and the other two members
University of the West Indies. of the Ws tried to get rid of the old attitude of stereotypes, and it
Sir Clyde, one third of the famous Ws triumvirate that also in- is a great testament to their character that they overcame this, and
eludes Sir Everton Weekes and the late Sir Frank Worrell, died in a allowed the bat and the ball to speak for them."
Bridgetown hospital last Saturday at the age of 80. Bishop Brome added that the contribution of Sir Clyde and the
He was laid to rest opposite Sir Frank on the Walk of Fame other two Ws showed what Caribbean people are capable of achiev-
that adorns the eastern side of the Three Ws Oval which is under- ing.
going a facelift to host warm-up matches prior to the 2007 ICC "The indomitable spirit of Caribbean people has pulled all of
World Cup in the West Indies. us through the crises of life," he said.
A literal who's who of the game in Barbados and West Indies "That's why cricket has never been for us just another
came out to the historic St Mary's Anglican Church in the heart of
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managing director and CEO of Cricket World Cup 2007,
says issues surrounding room availability and
high room rates for next year's mega event are
being addressed.
And the key man behind the organisation of the
March 11 to April 28 event says discussions with
regional stakeholders have been encouraging.
"We have been working with both CARICOM
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problem," Dehring told the Jamaica Observer.
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who would be impacted. Ourselves at Cricket
World Cup we have been assured by the countries
of the region that they will be sticking to their
commitments in terms of the room rates that the
teams and officials will be staying in."
He continued: "There is a media plan that I
has been rolled out across the region to ensure
that we have sufficient bed-bank for the CHF
international media and of course for the
international travelling fans.
"We have again rolled out a programme and we think that
there will be an adequate supply of a wide variety of
accommodation, ranging from bed and breakfast, dinner and


home stay programmes to traditional hotels and cruise ships,
which have already been booked and are on sale around the world
through our network of official travel agents.
"I would say all in all from an
accommodation perspective we are much
further along than where we were six or
nine months ago, and the situation is
Recently, concerns have been repeatedly
raised over the Caribbean's ability to host the
4. large amount of travellers expected for next year's
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S," Additionally, CWC 2007 Inc. had complained
about the high rates being charged by regional
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subsequently making his case to CARICOM on
the issue.
He said despite the challenges however, he
believed the appeal of the Cricket World Cup
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gest in Bolivia's main city, La
Paz, is home to about 1,500
Once you pass the thick
walls and the security gates,
any resemblance to a normal jail
disappears: there are children
playing, market stalls, restau-
rants, hairdressers and even a
It looks more like the streets
of El Alto, Bolivia's poorest
neighbourhood that sprawls on
the outskirts of La Paz, than a
prison. (Text and photographs:
Rafael Estefania, BBC Mundo)

Earning a living
The prison is divided into
eight sectors and facilities range
from miserable to luxurious.
There are no guards, no uni-
forms or metal bars on the cell
windows. This relative free-
dom comes at a price: inmates


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acceptance of
circumstances. But a
perseverance in the
face of suffering
and difficulty
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have to pay for their cells, so
most of them have to work in-
side the jail, selling groceries or
working in the food stalls. Oth-
ers work as hairdressers, laun-
dry staff, carpenters, shoe-
shine boys or TV and radio re-

'Luxury' cells
"If you have money you
can live like a king," an inmate
told me. Money car buy you
accommodation in the "posh"
sections of the prison.- one of
the best is Los Pinos. Here,
cells are spacious and have pri-
vate bathrooms, kitchen and
cable TV. Outside, they have
billiard tables, kiosks selling
fresh juice, and food stalls.
Cells cost between $1,000.and
$1,500 and are bought for the
duration of an inmate's sen-
In the poor areas of the

Happiness is
experienced by'
problems to
be a blame.

prison, inmates have to share
small cells.

Jail guide
"I have beer an outcast
since I was a child. My life was
spent in correctional centres. I
was sent there 27 times," says
Victor Calatayud, aka El Pecos,
in the Los Alamos sector.
"This is my eighth time
here. I know this place so well
that I have written a guide to it,
including its history, anecdotes,
and even a guide to prison jar-
Tourists used to be allowed
in, but the tours were stopped
because many people were com-
ing to buy cocaine, said to be the
purest in Bolivia.

Prison Children
About 200 children live
here with their fathers. The
younger ones go to one of the
two nurseries inside the jail,
while the older ones go to
schools outside. Outside they
.suffer discrimination inside
they are afraid of violence and
sexual abuse. Their mothers are
often in other jails or have aban-
doned them.
"It's tcu hll
for them hcie.
but at least e
can try to pio-
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give them a
sense of fall\
Outide the'
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plertel on their
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Miarnuel kiell 0

Cell rental
Cell 25, an area of 4 sq m,
has been Hugo's home for the
past five months.
"I can't afford to buy it. so
I rent it for 80 bolivianos ($10;
6) a month. I am awaiting trial.
I could be here another three
months or two years nobody
knows. I am accused of drug
trafficking. I have this cell to
myself it has a kitchenette and
a tiny window to see the sun,
so I guess it's not that bad. This
is my first time inside. The
toughest thing is not seeing my
wife, who is in another jail," he

Food stall
"Not everyone likes the
food in the canteen, so we sell
snacks and sandwiches here for
inmates and for their families
when they come to visit," says
Pedro, the owner of this food
"The chorizo sandwich
with tomato and salad costs
three bolivianos (20p). With
the money I make, I pay my
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How one man deserted his childhood sweetheart for Jihad

Europe has become a hunting
ground for al-Qaeda recruits.
Largely disillusioned with
US foreign policy, several
young Muslims are making

the journey east, some to be-
come suicide bombers.
In his new television series,
Peter Taylor talks to a woman
in Paris whose life was turned

Peter Cherif was soon told he could never be alone with

upside-down when her boy-
friend went to fight in Iraq.
Barbara had known Peter
since their schooldays.
"He was the clown in the
classroom, always making every-
one laugh," she told me.
"He was very gentle and al-
ways had time for everybody.
He was like a big brother and
protected me at that time."
Peter was like any other
French teenager. He enjoyed
sport, hanging out with his
friends and listening to French
and American rap music.
The fact that Peter was a
North African Muslim and Bar-
bara was a white French teen-
ager, half Christian and half Jew-
ish, was not an issue for either
of them.
Buttes Chaumont, the area
where both lived in Paris, was
reasonably well integrated and
not the powder keg that the no-
torious banlieues of Paris were
later to become.
Pulling away In time, Bar-
bara and Peter started going out
Barbara always respected
Peter's religion and it never got
in the way of their relationship.
He used to pray at home,
fasted at Ramadan, and behaved
just like other Muslims.
Then gradually things began
to change. One day he told her
he was going to catch up with
his prayers at the mosque since
he could not do them all while
he was working.
The mosque in question
was a makeshift adjunct to a

hostel for North Africans in
Buttes Chaumont.
The self-proclaimed imam
there was a charismatic 22-
year-old French Algerian called
Farid Benyettou who, despite
being barely out of his teens, ex-
ercised a powerful influence
over many of the local young
Three of his acolytes went
to Iraq and died while carrying
out suicide missions. Changed
personality Barbara knew little
about Benyettou except he was
gradually taking Peter away
from her.
Soon Peter swapped his
cool street gear for Islamic
dress. Going to the cinema and
restaurants, which they had al-
ways enjoyed doing, was out.

So was sex.
"What bothered him was
that we had an intimate relation-
ship out of wedlock," she said.
"So I said if that's the only
thing that's bothering you, we
could stop."
But for Peter that was not
Soon, touching each other,
kissing and holding hands was
ruled out. Again, Barbara did not
fight it as she loved him.
They spent hours talking on
the phone until Peter told her
that his "professor" had told
him it was forbidden if Peter
was alone.
They then carried on their
relationship over the internet,
until that too was vetoed.
'Peter was told he could

never be alone with Barbara.
"First we sat at the table
next to each other, then he
moved to the sofa, then a bit
further away. He moved away
from me progressively."
Barbara even offered to
convert to Islam but Peter re-
jected the offer.

Abu Ghraib
In May 2004, Peter said he
was going to Syria for a few
months to have a holiday, learn
Arabic and study Islam in

eign Affairs telephoned and said
they had been informed by the
US authorities that Peter had
been arrested on 2 December,
2004, in Falluja around the
time of the American onslaught.
The caller told Barbara that
Peter had no ID. At first he had
been held in a local detention
camp and then transferred to Abu
Ghraib prison in August 2005.
Last July, she learned that
Peter had been sentenced by an
Iraqi court to 15 years in gaol.
I asked how she felt about

Farid Benyettou is awaiting trial, following his arrest in

greater depth.
His mother, to whom he
was close, gave the trip her
blessing on condition he kept in
regular touch.
At first he was true to his
word via an internet cafe in
Damascus, until he said he was
going to a village with no
internet access.
There was silence for sev-
eral months. One day in No-
vember, the phone rang.
It was Peter, although he
never said where he was calling
When he hung up, Barbara
checked the country code on the
internet and discovered he was
in Iraq.
That was the last Barbara
heard until the Ministry of For-

those who had led Peter down
the road to Jihad.
"I'm fu-ious. They took ad-
vantage of him. His youth was

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I'm a 37-year-old
mother to one child,
and wife to a 40-year-
old husband. On my
35th birthday I did
something I wanted to
do for some time. I got
my first tattoo. It is
three roses on my lower
back, each rose to repre-
sent each person in my
%wonderful family.
When I first told
ni\ huhand I wanted
Lo J o I, he said ab-
,'luiely no. I
Soo d imy
ground. I
didn't think
he should
tell me what
I can or
can't do
with my
body. The
bottom line
i, I did it against
hi, ,wishes. I love
th.at tattoos are
a way to ex-
press your-
self, and this


was my way of expressing how
much my husband and daugh-
ter are the joy of my life.
The day I got it done my
husband didn't want to look at
it. As time went on he had no
choice but to accept it. I have
to explain we have a very
healthy marriage. We have the
usual little arguments here and
there, but overall, we are a very
happy couple who live a won-
derful life in a beautiful resort
I know he adores me, al-
most to the point where it's not
equal. 1 am attracted to him, of
course, but I don't always ex-
press it as much as he does.
He's always telling me how
beautiful I am, and he loves to
"show me off" to his guys at
work. He's really a wonderful
husband, we have great connmu-
nication, and he is my best
Here's my dilemma. I've
been wanting to get another
tattoo, smaller than the first.
He says, "No way." I really
want to but feel if I do, I'm
going to be pushing it with
him. Do I give in and not do
something I feel passionate
about? Or do I get the tattoo
and hope it doesn't rock the
boat with our marriage?


Melinda, Alfred Hitchcock is
sometimes given credit for
inventing the term

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CINEMA'S .Si *, .

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By Terence Roberts

"THE Seventh Dawn" of 1964
remains an exceptional, very
perceptive film which basi-
cally explores three impor-
tant social points:- (1) The
shift from being a Colonial
ally of the Allied Forces dur-
ing the Second World War, to
an anti-colonial stance in the
quest for Independence; (2)
The beginnings of serious
disruptive social violence jus-
tified by the rhetoric of po-
litical aspirants; (3) The spe-
cial example of foreign indi-
viduals with neutral positions
in local politics and an inter-
est in the development of lo-
cal industries, as well as a
love for the simple pleasures
of everyday life in tropical
William Holden plays such
an interesting American for-
eigner in this film, set in Burma,
a British colony approaching
self-rule during the 1960s.
Holden is liked by locals be-
cause he mixes freely, but also
because he was an old friend of
a young political foe of British
colonialism in Burma since back
when they fought Japanese in-
vaders in World War 2. They
also share love of a beautiful
Eurasian girl, played memorably
by Capucine the beautiful hy-
brid French actress of the 1960s,
who also fought on the Allied
side in Burma during the Second
World War. While Holden's radi-
cal friend plots attacks on other
"white Imperialists", he is
spared, not only because of old
ties, but because as an Ameri-
can with an anti-colonial origin
and love for the Bill of Rights,
etc, he is not fond of any Im-
perialisms, and leans towards
neutrality. However, their old
friendship reaches breaking
point when the young local
revolutionary kidnaps the

daughter of the new British
Governor, played delightfully
by Susannah York, and holds her
as a bargaining ploy with the
British regime. Holden as a
single aging Playboy at first dis-
courages the zesty sensual ad-
vances of York, but gently gives
in to her because her apolitical
fun-loving attitude is similar to
his. He finds her kidnapping un-
justified because of her harmless
innocence, and sets off into the
jungle to reason with his old
friend and secure her safety.
Though he almost succeeds, the
political and violent obsessions
of his Burmese friend are too far
gone, and he pretends to change
while plotting Holden's demise,
but is shot by the young girl
who saves Holden in the end.
"The Seventh Dawn" is not
a film that answers problems in
a typical resolved fashion, but
more importantly it is a film
which shows us the stubborn
character faults within both
coloniser and colonised, which
can end in social instability for
the entire local society. Its cen-
tral value lies in showing how
Holden's unconventional indi-
vidual attitude by remaining
neutral in the midst of social
conflicts, is able to see clearly
both the good and the bad of the
two opposing sides. It is pre-
cisely this strategic creative po-
sition of such films, novels, po-
ems, plays, songs etc, which
cause them to be given simple-
minded hackneyed labels like
"bourgeois" or "westernised",
etc, by those who seek to con-
taminate creative freedom with
easy either/or, black/white divi-
sions and demands that indoc-
trinate. In an interesting scene,

the new British Governor of the
colony, more reasonable and
thoughtful than the outgoing
one, admits to Holden that since
Britain had already intended In-
dependence for the colony, he
could not understand the value
of violent social methods to ob-
tain it. This is a precious point
which subtly alerts us to the
origins of much post-colonial
social instability, whether from
politics, race, or crime, which
continue in many Independent
ex-colonies in the tropics today.
If colonial disturbances were
only the response to Colonial
domination, how is it that after
self-rule is attained such distur-
bances often continue, and even
escalate despite economic self-
Films like these helped
Guyanese cinema audiences of
the past to reflect more on the
value of individual attitude
which refused to be blinded by
collective pressures. Holden was
one of the Hollywood actors
who left us some of the finest
roles of human strength, cour-
age, devotion, independent
thought, and bohemian plea-
sures, a man who upheld some
of the best qualities of North
American individualism. Films
such as "The Seventh Dawn",
"Something of Value" and "The
Ugly American" often received
deliberately ridiculing reviews
printed in US Newspapers and
Entertainment Tabloids which
reduced such daring films to
mere action or adventure "flicks"
of old 1930's and 40's decades,
a time, in fact, when American
films were far too serious so-
cially for hum-drum critics.
Similar critics had no clue about

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William Holden (left) as the American individualist trying to reason with Tetsuro Tamba
as the Marxist rebel leader in post-Colonial Malaya, in "The Seventh Dawn" (1964), one
of the most politically honest films of the 1960's.

the real truth behind new films
like "The Ugly American", "The
Seventh Dawn", "Something of
Value" and others of a similar
nature, because unlike the writ-
ers, director, and cast who com-
mitted themselves to making
such films and paid attention to
what was going on.in such de-
veloping countries which they
filmed in, these fickle reviewers
paid little indepth attention to
such "backwater" countries, and
knew hardly anything about so-
cial changes occurring there. Due
to such half-cooked reviews,

films like these made by brilliant
Hollywood studios like United
Artists, fell into oblivion.
Such films, however, were
shown many times in various
Guyanese cinemas in the
50's and 60's, exposing
Guyanese to intelligent, per-
tinent social dramas which
coincided with similar up-
heavals which were foment-
ing and beginning to tear
their own nation apart. The
films themselves could not
prevent or stop such upheav-
als which were the innuen-

does of colonial history, and
the agenda of local politi-
cians. What social effect did
such films have then? What
public benefit did they serve?
We can safely assume that
both a positive and beneficial
effect registered on Guyanese
who had the potential to be
less impulsive, more rational
and open-minded; while oth-
ers who feared such effects
would undermine their social
and political agendas, wel

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006 VII'

Il fil rge Barclay
PI IHIHUG By George Barclay

Husband jailed for killing

runaway wife loses appeal

IN 1968 George Sutherland
was beating his wife Bethlyn
for allegedly straying from
home when he was heard to
tell her -"when I finish with
you- you don't take a next
man how long you live."
The woman died two days
later from shock and
haemorrhage, resulting from the
blows received and conse-
quently the husband George
was arrested and charged with
At his jury trial he was con-
victed and sentenced to five (5)
years imprisonment.
Represented by Lawyer J.
O. F. Haynes, one of the
country's most brilliant attor-
ney, Sutherland appealed
against his conviction and sen-
At the hearing of the appeal
Prosecutor Mr. Jailall Kissoon
represented the State.
At the conclusion of the ap-
peal, the Court constituted by
Chancellor E. V. Luckhoo and
Justices of Appeal, Percival
Cummings and Victor Crane
dismissed the appeal by a ma-
jority judgment and affirmed the
conviction and sentence.
Justice of Appeal Cummings
was the dissenting judge.
In his minority judgement
he allowed the appeal, after
agreeing with the appellant's
submissions that the trial judge
at the jury trial had admitted in-
admissible evidence, and as such
the verdict could not stand..
Justice of Appeal Cummings
allowed the appeal, set aside
the conviction and sentence but
ordered a retrial.

Sutherland had to abide by
the majority decision and was
forced to serve his prison sen-
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the appellant was
charged with the offence of
manslaughter and was con-
At the trial, the depositions
of a witness who had given evi-
dence at the preliminary inves-
tigations but who had since
died, were put in evidence, and
so was a statement made by the
appellant to the police which
amounted to a confession.
The admission of the depo-
sitions was not objected to., but
not so the statement. The de-
fence objected to the statement
being admitted on the ground
that it had been obtained by in-
ducement, promises and threats
made by an Inspector of Police.
At the voir dire (a trial within a
trial) the appellant did not give
On appeal, the Appellate
Court by a majority judgment,
with Justice of Appeal
Cummings, dissenting, held :-
(i) that the admissibility of
depositions is not automatic ,
but the exercise of a judicial
discretion is required to see that
no injustice inconsistent with
a fair trial is likely to be pro-
duced, and even where deposi-
tions are admitted it is still
necessary that the suitable di-
rections depending on the cir-
cumstances be given to the jury;
(ii) that (adopting the dic-
tum of Lord Chief Justice
Goddard in R. v. O'Neil, R.
v. Ackers (5) it is improper for

suggestions of impropriety to
be put to witnesses for the
prosecution without also evi-
dence in support of such sug-
gestions. It was also held that
it was not the function of the
jury to consider the question of
the admissibility of a statement
made by an accused person;
that that is a matter entirely
within the province of the
judge; the jury's function is only
to consider what weight they
ought to give to the statement
once the judge admits it in evi-
dence, and they believe it is
Relying on those circum-
stances the majority judges dis-
missed the appeal and affirmed
the Conviction and sentence..
Delivering the majority judg-
ment Chancellor Luckhoo noted
that Kessar Khublall called
Bethlyn the reputed wife of
the appellant, received certain
serious injuries on the night
of September 15, 1968 and died
about two days after, where-
upon the appellant was charged
with the offence of manslaugh-
ter, for unlawfully killing his
wife on September 17, 1968.
At his trial the jury unani-
mously found him guilty and
the Court ordered that he
should be imprisoned for a pe-
riod of five years. From this
conviction and sentence he ap-
peals to this court on a number
of grounds, Luckhoo had said.
The Chancellor added "It
would appear that about 2.30
p.m. on Sunday September 15.
1968, the appellant left his
home where he lived with
Bethlyn and their children and

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did not return until about 8
p.m. On arrival, he had a quar-
rel with her as a result of which
she left unknown to him, with
her children and went to the
home of one Karim Khan, who
lived two lots away from her.
The accused went in search
of her and upon discovering that
she was there, went into the
house held her by her forearm
and began to pull her down the
steps saying that she liked "to
stray about".
In this process she slipped
down the stairway but appar-
ently did not fall or hit herself.
Later that evening the accused
asked his neighbours,

Attorney-at-law, Jailall
Kissoon for the State
Rampersaud Ramanand and his
wife Sugie to come over to his
house because he did not
know what had happened to his
wife'. They did so, and he sent
Ramanand for a car to take
Bethlyn to New Amsterdam for
medical treatment. She was ad-
mitted to the Public Hospital
where Dr. Rawana saw and ex-
amined her about 9.55 p.m.
He said she was uncon-
scious at the time and breathing
heavily; her pupils were both

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dilated and her tendon reflexes
were all absent; she had multiple
abrasions on the forehead and
both elbows, and a haematoma
of the right eye, which he de-
scribed as a bloody swelling
commonly called a "black eye".
Without regaining con-
sciousness, Luckhoo said, she
died in the early hours of Sep-
tember 17, and Dr. Rawana per-
formed a post mortem of her
body that very day. Apart
from the injuries already men-
tioned Luckhoo said that the
doctor went on to say that there
was a fracture of the maxilla
(upper jaw-bone) on the right
side of her face; there was sub-
dural and extradural
haemorrhage described as
"bleeding inside the skull and
just below the bone"; extensive
haemorrhage at the base of the
skull, and the brain was swol-
len; with "small spots of
blood"; there were also abra-
sions over the right jaw, and a
fracture; of the upper part of
the sternum or breast-bone. -
Chancellor Luckhoo added,

(Continued on page IX)

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By Petamber Persaud

At age 70, Judaman
Seecoomar secured a Ph. D.
degree. No, that title was not
conferred on him as in an
honorary degree. Seecoomar
worked for it and he was three
scores and ten at the time.
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flict in Guyana.
There are other remarkable
features to the challenging life of
Seecoomar. At 70, he published
his first book, CONTRIBU-
his Ph. D. thesis. So profound
and universal was the central
subject of the book, that it has
secured a place on academic
reading lists worldwide not-
withstanding the fact that the
country of its focus has made
little progress towards conflict
Days before he died,

Seecoomar was expanding on
the ideas he put forward in his
second book, DEMOCRATIC
gave his final breath to the idea
of conflict resolution. After a
dignified and courageous battle
with cancer, he died leaving his
piece, his contribution to the
making of a peaceful Guyana
and a better world.
Conflict resolution was the
theme of a man whose life was
epitomised by challenges. His
father, Augustus, a sugar
worker, died when Judaman
was three. Worse was to fol-
low; when the child reached age
twelve, his stepfather truncated
the boy's formal education.
What anguish the mother,
Agnes, must have suffered; a
housewife who was passionate
about education, living with a
man (the Headmaster of the lo-
cal school) who had reneged on

his promise to educate her son.
And children ire perceptive;
young Judaman must have
empathised with his mother.
Although Stecoomar 'spoke
with deep affection about the
Hindu myths told to him by his
auntie', he respected his
mother's Christianity but 'he
was unhappy about the way
that some of the Christian
clergy abused their power in
Guyana, for example, by only
offering extra lessons to those
who converted to Christianity'.
Seecoomar grew up in diffi-
cult times both socially and po-
litically. Frank Birbalsingh in re-
described that period when 'the
plantation was simply the be all
and end all of everything and
the role of British colonial ad-
ministrators was to diplomati-
cally manipulate the living con-
ditions of the local population
to suit the economic interest of
British planters and business-



men.., it was this manipulation
that deliberately fostered ethnic
conflict in an unsuspecting
Guyanese population'.
The big picture of life in
British Guiana was bleak and so
was the small personal picture of
Judaman Seecoomar's story. But
the young man rose to the chal-
lenge like stalks of sugar cane
from ratoons. He studied on his
own (with help from his best
friend, who passed on what he
had learned in school on a daily
basis, to Judaman) and qualified
as a pupil teacher. It is indeed re-
markable for a man who had to
struggle for an early education to
prevail, to persevere to higher
education and to then to dedicate
forty years of his life to teach-
ing both in the land of his birth
and in the land of adoption.
In 1948, he began his teach-
ing career at Canal Elementary
School on the West Bank of
Demerara. After graduating from
the Government Teachers'
Training College in 1955, he
taught at Ogle Government
School on the East Coast of
Demerara followed by a trans-
fer to Essequibo (1956 1958)
and back to Demerara where he
taught for two more years at
Enmore Government School.
Between 1960 and 1962, he lec-
tured at the Government Tech-
nical Institute.
Seecoomar's flight to En-
gland in 1962 was due to in-
creasing racial tension in

udaman Seecoomar

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Guyana. The blurb of CON-
TRIBUTIONS described that
period of disharmony thus,
'from 1955 onwards when the
anti-colonial movement split
into competing ethnic factions,
conflict between African and In-
dian Guyanese has held Guyana
in a deadlock which has under-
mined all attempts at social and
economic development'.
His move to greener pasture
dogged by tragedies and hard-
ships was mitigated by the op-
portunity to teach and to fur-
ther his education. In 1962, he
started teaching at South
Kilbum Community School (for-
merly Percy .School) in the
North West of London. At
Kilburn where he served for
sixteen years including two
years as deputy head, he pio-
neered 'the implementation of
Access courses which enabled
adults without formal education
to benefit form higher learning'.
In 1973, Seecoomar gained
his BA in International Rela-
tions and seven years later his
MA in Urban Education. At the
time of his death, he was a Vis-
iting Fellow at the University of
London School of Advanced
In 1969, after thirteen years
of marriage, he was separated
from his wife, Dorothy. That
marriage issued four children -
Rohan, Agnes, Nadira and
Nirmala. Rohan died in 1988
and Seecoomar's second wife,
Judith, to whom he was married
to in 1974, died in 1991.
Judaman Seecoomar died in
2006 surmounting numerous
challenges and resolving many
conflicts in his life to leave be-
hind a legacy for the making of
a better Guyana and a better
His love for the game of

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cricket and its ethos of fair play
played a not insignificant role in
forming his later concepts for
conflict resolution. As a fast
bowler and batsman, he made
optimum use of the pitch he had
to play on and in whatever con-
dition; only death put him into
retirement. Judaman Seecoomar
is gone but his work will live on
through debates, scholarship
and hopefully implementation.

SInterview with Agnes
Seecoomar, August 10, 2006,
SObituary in Stabroek
News, June 18, 2006.
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eradicate poverty.
"The region has had to deal
with highly variable climates for
many centuries. It has devel-
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riculture based upon high levels
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went on to become hurricanes.
The most devastating was Hur-

ricane Katrina, which claimed
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The US National Oceanic
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tion (Noaa) had predicted that
there would be up to nine hur-
For the 2006 season,
Noaa's initial forecast predicted
13-16 named storms, four of
which would go on to become
"major storms".
In August, however, offi-
cials revised their forecast, say-
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named storms. But this was still
above the long-term average of
Uncertainty still remains
within the scientific community
as to whether there is a direct
link between human-induced cli-

Inter American Institute for friendly" development frame
Global Change Research (1AI) work that delivers an equitable
Srm ie r and researchers in many univer- share 9f natural resources
sities have done a lot of research "Currently, we do not have
on climate and environmental a meaningful emissions reduc
change in the region; little or tion target that will prevent
none of which is referenced or runaway climate change. M
used in the report." Simms said.
Call for action "We also do not have an
The coalition, whose 20 idea of the scale of the re
members include Tearfund, sources needed to help devel-
Greenpeace and WWF, said oping countries deal with it."
there were three main challenges He added: "We must ap-
that needed to be addressed: ply a climate test to how the
stopping and reversing world does business. If we
further global warming don't then we will probably
how to live with global inadvertently make things
waning that cannot be stopped much worse." (BBC Carib
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gerated or so uncertain as to
make scientists uneasy about
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about future disasters."
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is currently working in the UK,
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millions at risk in other regions
of the developing world."
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years, was critical of the report
for overlooking research by cli-
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The majority judgment went on to say that apart from the
confession of the accused that he had given the deceased a
few cuffs on her face and body", there was other incriminatory
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yard and who saw the accused slap the deceased, after which
she fell. The accused then ordered her (Prince) out of the
yard and said to the deceased, "When.I finish with you, you
don't take a next man how long you live.' At this time the,
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. Annai's "Piyal
Takusinan" Bec

Which name would you prefer
the Carib "Wild Pineapple
Hill" or the Makushi "Corn
on the Cob?"
Whichever one you like, you
are not going to forget that these
are meanings for the name of the
north Rupununi community of
Annai, which is putting on the
biggest Amerindian culture fiesta
ever seen in the country.
Amerindian Heritage Day is
September 10 but a whole week
of activities is planned thereaf-
ter, and the community plans to





drench the 500 Amerindian del-
egates and the 500 other guests
with a solid description of what
the Amerindian heritage really
Ever heard of a Toma pot'?
No? Well, you better get ready
for this boil! Amerindians will
compete to put on the best pot.
Just a hint, a Toma pot keeps
boiling and the ingredients are
not specified!
Surely, you must have heard
of Cari? No? Well, think about
gulping down Amerindian made


drink in competition with others.
A tip though you can get
That doesn't excite you?
Well, how about an archery
competition, you know bows
and arrows darting through the
air with precision aimed at de-
finitive targets? Ok, if you're not
into that, how about fire light-
ing? What is that about? Well,
here is a secret, we don't know
Then, see Amerindian
women race each other to grate
cassava, spin cotton and weave
baskets. But wait. there is more!
Because Annai is tied to
other surrounding communities.
namely Surama, Wowetta,
Kwatamang and Rupertee, you
might very well end up in either,
but the experience would not be
any different.
The center of attraction
would be "Piyako Takusipan" or
House of the People of Landings
- huge benab being built for the
occasion. There are many more
activities planned for the week-
long programme of activities.
A special attraction would'
be the beautiful Amerindian
young ladies who would com-
pete for the title of Miss Indig-
enous. On show would be the
Amerindian based "Calibro
Band" to entertain visitors.
Annai is a small com-
munity, with just about 500
people of the Makushi and
Wapishana tribes. It is approxi-

mately 420 kilometres from The people depend mainly These include the Rupununi's
Georgetown and a further 110 on farming, fishing, hunting, community based Radio
kilometres from Lethem, the eco-tourism and timber extrac- Paiwomak on 97.1 FM, the
community that borders Guyana tion for a living and have had Bina Hill Secondary school and
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- An Eco destination in Waiting


Rupununi District Develop-
ment Board.
Did we mention that from
Annai, you can climb the foot-
hills of the Pakaraima mountains,
paddle along the Rupununi
River, spotting Kingfishers on
the way to Pine Pond to find
giant water lilies? Or, take a trip
to Surama and see a wild animals
as pets, or giant anacondas be-
ing taken care of by mere teen-
And did we tell you of
the Dakota Bar? Its history will
fascinate you, but no more than
the good time you are bound to
have. Talk to Colin, down at
Rockview Lodge, and he will let
you in.
Colin, who owns the
Rockview Lodge has fascinat-
ing stories to tell, though you
might not get to talk with him
so much since he would be
busy making sure everything is
He owns Rockview Lode,
which has as a special attraction,
the Rock Pool. Shaped like a
painters palate, it was carved
from the huge rocks and boul-
ders. Its like an oasis in the
desert, he likes to say.
There is more to fascinate
you at Annai. A trip would be
worth the effort. If you can't get
there by aircraft, you can do so
overland. If you can't find a
place to sleep, just walk with a
Annai beckons! Would you
heed the calling?


From a distance, it resembles
most of the other islands that
popped out of the mighty
Essequibo River, green with
towering trees which form the
periphery around some in-
habited communities. This
one is different, though.
There is no indication that
humans ever inhabited this place
- there are no docks, or other
man-made structure that bridges
the river and land. Yet, there is
life, abundant life.

There are said to be about
140 species of local and migrat-
ing birds that occupy the island
(not necessary at a single time),
giant river turtles, rare species of
giant otters, black caimans (the
smallest seen about 12 ft long),
red howler monkeys, long-nosed
armadillos, bountiful insect spe-
cies, and exotic flora, the most
pronounced being Guyana's na-
tional pride, the Victoria Regia.
Gluck Island has been iden-
tified as a possible bird
watcher's paradise, and there is
a buzz about its potential on the
nature tourism scene, one that
could possibly boost Guyana's
appeal on the international stage.
When I heard the possibility
existed for me to make the trip,
I jumped at the opportunity. I
had no. real experience journey-
ing to remote territories, or any
nature based area as a matter of
fact, so I was curious about the
To reach Gluck Island, Gre-
gory, a reporter/cameraman from
Channel Nine and I travelled
with Torsten Striepke, Interna-
tional Business Advice Expert
attached to the Linden Economic
and Advancement Programme
(LEAP) in his four-wheel drive
van from Linden to Rockstone
(about 19 miles away), before
boarding a boat with Linden
Tourism Development Associa-
tion Junior Vice-President,
Coretta Braithwaite and a local
guide, Donald Williams.
Travelling out of Rockstone
with a boat is an adventure by
itself; Donald knows the route
well and with Coretta managing

the front of the vessel with a
paddle, we are able to slowly but
carefully get past the mangrove
trees which crowd the waterway.
It is the rainy season and
Donald feels it has created the
worst flood in 25 years. This
dampens the spirit of both Gre-
gory and I, since he, armed with
his video camera and me with
my digital flash camera were
hoping to capture some of the
exotic wildlife.
As we exit the mangrove,
Gluck Island comes into view,
and with some seven miles in
length it looks never-ending.

flora and fauna
As our boat motor towards
the northern end, an eerie feel-
ing drifts in and even noise from
our engine is caught in this
vacuum of silence that engulfs
the area. But it is a tranquil si-
lence: birds are flying uninhibit-
edly under the midday sun;
sometimes close down to the
water, as if indicating to us that
this is their home, and that they
are free. Some of the birds are
identified as the powerful raptors
of the country. Donald, our
guide though is not as impressed.
He has seen better than this. He
tells us of the air-show which
takes place in the morning, when
the majority flies.
As we continue on our jour-
ney, some insects begin a

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colourful dance butterflies and
dragonflies flutter their tiny
wings in an attempt to keep up
with the boat. With the green-
ness of the trees and the black-
ness of the water, this is noth-
ing short of an idyllic setting.
Torsten brings me back to
reality when he motions for
Donald to take us towards the
dry land he sees through the
mangrove trees. This is a chal-
lenge for Gregory and I since we
are braving the water (which our
guide had just told us contains
some flesh-hungry creatures, the
feared piranha), and the sappy
But it is all worth it. I am
left spellbound. The island's
beauty is becoming clearer. Huge
trees stand mighty everywhere,

and its leaves carpet the floor,
making it perfect for trekking.
There is life everywhere. We
(mostly me) are scared to death
when the silence turns into a
humming sound, but it just a sun
beetle according to Donald, beg-
ging for the sun to shine. The
guide then points to hoof prints
in the mud belonging to a deer
and a hole in the ground which
he feels was made by an ant-
eater, both of whom could still
been around.
As we make our way over
the sappy ground, we are en-
thralled to see the variety of
trees. Some of the barks, accord-
ing to Donald are used to make
tea, others for healing and some
as poison. Upon hearing this,
my hands instantly found its
way into my pockets, where
they stayed until we were in the
boat again.
The mystery of the island
continues to unfold, sounds
were now coming from above,
and our guide quickly points
to red howler monkeys in a
tree. By the time I can pick
up my camera, the monkeys
are gone. But are they really?
We soon spot two peeping
through the leaves at our boat
almost questioning the rude
We are now heading to the
northern side of the island,
Torsten is adamant to take this
route since it is one of the places
a bird watching group which re-
cently visited the island feels an
eco-lodge can be built. The
area is beautiful, sparkling with
a natural divinity and despite
the sappiness, it is given the
thumbs up by the LEAP con-
The Victoria Regia pond is
our next stop. Mangrove trees
are everywhere, and the rain has
forced the pond to become one
with the river, damaging the
plants in the process.
Torsten sees an eco-lodge or
lodges on the island as one of the
possible tools to improve conser-
vation. He feels that this island
has what it takes to become a
core eco-tourism destination, and
hopes that its development not
only lies on the public sector, but
private investors as well. He
wants the island to remain virtu-
ally untouched and thinks that
eco-tourism is the way to go.
He feels that small groups
which can be fully monitored are
better suited for tours to the
land, which has kept its pristine
state for so long because it
stayed untouched.
Gluck Island lives, but can
die a quick death if it is bom-
barded by large parties of
people. Building an eco-lodge
here though will be no easy
task, since some parts of the
island succumb easily to flood-
ing. It is nonetheless mag-
nificent at present, at least
for the five of us in the boat.

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shores from other countries
where improper disposal may
also be a public health issue.
Marine debris is therefore
everybody's business. This is
why Guyana joins over 88
countries in celebrating the In-
ternational Coastal Cleanup. On
that d4y the world shouts the
need for environmental
sustainability and effective solid
waste management.
The main aim of the activ-
ity is to provide data on the
types and sources of debris
found on the coast. This data
could be used for academic re-
search as well as by policy
makers. Additionally, the data is

over I.7 million pounds ot de-
bris from more than 11,000
miles of shoreline. GuyberNet
mobilized 208 volunteers, rep-
resenting all groups within the
society, to pick up 6, 273
pounds of debris from three
miles along the Guyana seawall.
In 2006 the coordinators antici-
pates support from 300 volun-
teers to cover six miles. Below
are some of last year's local
cleanup statistics.
Table showing Top Ten"
Debris Items for 2005 (See

Medical and Dumping Smoking related Ocean and
Personal act cities activiWes waterway
Hygiene activities

Shoreline and
rercal ional

Sources of Debris


to note that out ot 42 items the
top ten items accounted for
86% of all debris collected. Ob- sponsible for the debris c
serve too that the items in the elected on the seawall at le
top ten are typical of recre- for 9 out of 10 of items. Th
ational-activities. Shoreline-and f.ore, we need to take gre
recreational activities (parties, ownership and accept resp
the usual Sunday night lime) ability for removing it. Their
represents the set of human ac- temational Coastal Cleanup"
tivities that is responsible for fers you that opportunity
82% of debris collected on the GET INVOLVED. The acti
seawall. The least responsible is is on Saturday September 1
dumping (1%). coastal clean up and we encur
Without doubt the data
shows that we are directly re- (Continued on page XV)

USAID Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (GHARP) Project
A Joint Government of Guvana U.S. Government Project
44 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana, South America
Tel: 592-231-6311 Fax: 592-231-6349

USAID Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (GHARP)
Project (A Joint Government of Guyana U.S Government Project)
invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the
positions of:

* Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT)
Officer (Fulltime)

Oversees strategy development and implementation of PMTCT activities of
GHARP. Provide technical oversight to country programs and implementing
partners to ensure technical soundness of implementation of PMTCT activities.




Applications are invited from suitablyqualified persons to fill the following vacancy:

Discharging the duties of Chief Librarian whenever the substantive
holder is absent from Headquarters.
Assisting in the planning and decision making process with the Chief
Librarian, i.e. budget preparation, furnishing and redecorating buildings,
Checking and passing for payment all vouchers and accounts pertaining
to the National Library.
;> Co-ordinating the work of the system and supervising Central Services.
> Personnel Organisation: Supervising the duties of the Personnel Officer;
performing these duties in the absence of the incumbent.
> Responsible for the organisation, development and supervision of
Technical Services/Procedures.
Minimum requirements
A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Library Studies plus 2 years post
qualification experience. Experience in the use of the appropriate
information technology would be an asset.
Applications taking name date e01 ort h qualir..atonrs ard including In. 2)
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The Chief Librarian
National Library
76177 Main and Church Streets
P.O. Box 110240 -.

M.D or MPH with equivalent experience in public health or the social
sciences; and five years experience in health and social support programs in
developing countries. Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and
abilities listed above.

I Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Consultant (Six


To support the achievement of GHARP COP 06 objectives in regard to children
affected and infected by HIV/AIDS through the provision of technical assistance
to GHARP supported NGOs and collaboration with Government Ministries and
other agencies.


The consultant should be well acquainted with the unique context of families
and children affected by chronic illnesses including and especially HIV/AIDS.
A background in medical social work and/or child supported services is

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

Copies of Job Description/Scope ofWork can be uplifted from the above address.

Please send applications to the PROGRAM ASSISTANT, USAID GHARP
Project, 3"' Floor, 44 High Street, Kingston. Georgetown, no later than
September 11 2006 at 16:30 hrs.



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Sources of Debris Collected In Percentage

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Forbes names Nooyi
ahead of Sonia
Indian-born Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo's chief executive-desig-
nate, is the world's fourth most powerful woman, accord-
ing to Forbes magazine.
She came ahead of Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born leader of
India's Congress party, who was named 13th on the list.
PepsiCo named Ms Nooyi new boss last month. She starts
her job in October.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel came first on the list,
US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice second and Chinese
vice-premier Wu Yi third.
The index is based on visibility in the media as well as eco-
nomic impact.
Ms Nooyi's promotion from chief financial officer will make
Pepsico the second-largest US firm led by a woman.
The 50-year-old has been with the food and drinks giant
since 1994, and in the chief financial officer role since 2001.
She is credited with leading Pepsico's takeover of the
Tropicana fruit juice company.
Born in the southern Indian city of Madras (Chennai),
Ms Nooyi holds a master's degree from the Yale School of

Baby boom for

near-extinct rhino

Scientists in Indonesia have
found evidence of four new
rhino calves on the island of
The discovery in Java's
Ujong Kulon National Park has
raised hopes that one of the
world's rarest breeds of mam-
mals could begin to re-populate.
Scientists from conservation
group WWF made the discovery.
Park officials were first
alerted to the new-born rhinos
by tracks made by a mother and

calf a set of small footprints
alongside larger ones.
In the following days, they
found two more such tracks -
too far away from each other
to be made by the same fam-
'Remarkable achievement'
Then, in another location,
they spotted a fourth calf
alongside its mother.

A WWF manager at the park
described it as a remarkable
achievement for conservation.
He said it was the first time
in 40 years they had found evi-
dence of so many new-born rhi-
According to the head of
Ujong Kulon, this year's baby
boom could form part of a trend.
A census carried out last
year suggested that seven new

rhinos had been born.
That census put the park's
rhino population at 57, though
some figures put it at less than
half that number.
Another five Javan rhinos
are thought to live in Vietnam,
making it one of the rarest
mammals in the world.
Poaching as well as threats
to their natural habitat have
contributed to its decline.
Indonesia has set up habi-
tat protection programmes to
safeguard the rhinos' food
sources and environment inside
the National Park.
Part of this programme,
say officials, involves leading
bulls into the open areas so
that rhinos don't have to com-
pete with them for food in-
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wasted, his life was wasted and
my-life and his mum's life were
"When he comes back, I
don't know if I'll hug him or
hit him." Barbara will have a
long wait. Talking to terrorists
Five years on from the 11 Sep-
tember attacks, despite some
significant victories, the "war
on terror" is far from won.
Although the,nature of the
current global threat is unprec-
edented, historically govern-
ments have negotiated with ter-
rorists they swore they would
never talk to, from the IRA and
Eta to the PLO and the ANC.
So is it time to talk to al-
According to General Ali
Shukri, former counter-terrorist
adviser to King Hussein of Jor-
dan, it is not something that
should be ruled out.
"There is no harm in talk-
ing," he told me.
"Engagement is not en-

dorsement. Are the Americans
prepared to wage war for the
next 25 years?" Few in America
would agree.
"We don't talk to terrorists,
we put them out of business,"
is the White House position.
One person who does agree
with General Ali Shukri is the
Harvard academic, Professor
Mohamed Mohamedou.
"At some point we should
create a space for a cogent, ra-
tional discourse that thinks out-
side of this box. Responsible
leadership calls for a more nu-
anced understanding," he told
But there are very few tak-
US foreign policy
Although no-one is seriously
thinking about MI6 or CIA set-
ting up back channels to Osama
bin Laden's cave, perhaps it is
worth paying some attention to
what he has been saying for the
past 10 years.
His statements are not about
any Caliphate, a pan-Muslim

state which is rarely mentioned,
but about US support for Israel,'
its backing for "apostate" Arab
regimes in the Middle East and
the presence of US troops in
Muslim lands.
In reality, the issue is US
foreign policy.
In the words of Mike
Scheuer who headed the CIA's
Bin Laden Unit before and af-
ter 11 September, 2001, and
who warned his superiors about
the consequences of invading
Iraq "the only indispensable
ally bin Laden has in terms of
generating a worldwide Jihad is
US foreign policy. Without that,
his task is almost insurmount-
In a year's investigation, I
found the tragedy of Barbara
and Peter replicated across Brit-
ain, Europe and the Middle
I was left in no doubt
from all those I spoke to that
Iraq above all else was the
motivating factor behind the
radicalisation and recruit-
ment of young Muslims, and
that the US-led invasion has
gifted Osama bin Laden with
a Jihad he could only dream
of. (BBC)

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Last week, we provided some
more examples of the link
between the gene variants
controlling the Cytochrome
P450 (abbreviated CYP) fam-
ily of drug metabolizing en-
We introduced the concept
of pharmacovigilance, which
deals with considerations of
pharmacogenomics in relation
to drug safety (adverse drug re-
actions) and efficacy as well as
other factors such as nutrition
and their interactions at the ge-
netic and metabolic levels.

Basic lesson in
genetics illustrated
Following last week's very
basic and fundamental introduc-
tion to the concept of genetics
we provide an illustration below
in Figure 1. We presented some
basics of genetics as the under-
standing that our heritable
physical appearances (anatomy
and morphology), measurable

metabolic processes (biochemis-
try) and functioning of our bod-
ies and related organs (physiol-
ogy) expressed as the pheno-
,type i* the result of an interac-
tion between our individual ge-
netic make up and the environ-
ment.jHere the effect of gender
on heritable traits is provided.

and the Millennium
Development Goals
In their report entitled
"Genomics and Global Health,"
the Genomics Working Group
of the Science and Technology
Task Force of the United Nations
Millennium Project which was
co-chaired by Harvard
University's Kennedy School of
Government's Professor
Calestous Juma. a former Chan-
cellor of the University of
Guyana, the following conclu-
sions for the important role of
science and technology through
the avenue of genomics, and by

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specificity, pharmacogenomics,
are quoted here:
1. "The development gap
between developing countries
and the industrialized world
continues to grow. The interna-
tional community is beginning
to promote science and technol-
ogy to reduce this gap. The
genomics revolution holds tre-
mendous potential to improve
health in developing countries
and, if harnessed appropriately,
could help to reduce the devel-
opment divide between North
and South.
2. "Genomics and related

Fig.2: One of the basic biotechno gy/molecular biology diagnostic methods in

International! Coastal ...
(From page XIU)
age you to get involved.
Contact GuyberNet at 223 8251 or any of the agencies
sending volunteers,
including the EPA, VYC, Youth Challenge Guyana,
Red Cross, GRPA, Youth with a Mission, Girl Guides, First
Assembly of God Church, Newtown Assemblies of God etc.
Get your employer or school involved too. Some business
including DDL, Citizens Bank, North American Airlines,
Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel and Cevon's Waste Manage-
ment Service have been involved. ICCi- THINK GLOBAL

This article was provided by G ybernt which is a Global
Sustainable Development Inform nt b and Training
Center and the lead coordinators f stal clean up
in Guyana. ', i "

You can share your ideas with other readers by sending
your letters to: "Our Environment", C/o EIT Division,
Environmental Protection Agency, IAST Building,
Turkeyen, UG C4mpus, GREATER GORGETQWN..Or,
e-mail us at -.ea@eDoauana.orq with. "'*eet~; -and ..

biotechnologies can help to
achieve the United Nations
Millennium Development
Goals. Fast, accurate molecular
diagnostic devices, safer recom-
binant vaccines, female-con-
trolled vaginal microbicides and
low-cost bioremediation tools
are a few of the biotechnologies
that can have an impact.

3. "Genomics knowledge
has the characteristics of a glo-
bal public good. In order to har-
ness the benefits of genomics for
development, the developing
world needs, above all, access to
genomics knowledge.
4. "The promotion of the
science of genomics as a glo-
bal public goodand the en-
couragement of global knowl-
edge flows could best be
achieved. through interna-
tional partnerships. A Global

(-- Continued on page XVI)



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 Biilding,fMain
& 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
09:00h on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, when Tenders would close. Bidders may be
present at the opening, which would take place immediately afterthe close of Tenders.

9. The Guyana Revenue Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids
without assigning any reason and not necessarily to mak, an award to the lowest

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(From page VI)

Genomics Initiative (CCI)
or international partnership
of public and private entities
from both North and South
could catalyze genomics
knowledge and learning
5. "Countries that have
genomics capacity are best po-
sitioned to take advantage of
the genomics revolution to meet
their health needs. For the
transfer of technologies to be ef-
fective and sustainable, they
must be accompanied by trans-
fer of science and knowledge.
As well, receiving countries
must have the capacity to ab-
sorb and use the technology
6. "Learning is important for
building genomics capacity, and is
central to the creation of National
Systems of Innovation (NSI) in
biotechnology in developing
countries. These countries can
strengthen the building blocks of
the NSI framework through:
a. Re-energizing academic
institutions and public, sector
research to strengthen their sci-
ence base.
b. Training people and building
human capital to use, adapt and
innovate biotechnologies.
c. Encouraging regional and in-
ternational cooperation to create
new channels for knowledge ex-
change and trade.
d. Improving the policy envi-
ronment (including intellectual
property laws and regulation) to
encourage the building of capac-
i t y
e. Fostering the growth of the
private sector and encouraging it
to address local health needs.
and strengthening linkages be-
tween public and private sectors
to create new biotechnology
goods and services."
According to an article pub-
lished in the third issue of the

premier volume 1 of the journal
PLoS Medicine
(Public Library of Science
Medicine) in December 2004 by
Professors Peter Singer and
Abdullah Daar and their col-
leagues, the Millennium Devel-
opment Goals that specifically
relate to and are to be achieved
through genomics and the re-
lated biotechnologies are:
GOAL 3 Promote gender
equality and empower women

Genomic and biotech link:
a. Female control over STD
transmission protection
b. Vaccine and drug delivery
GOAL 4 Reduce child
Genomic and biotech
a. Molecular diagnostics
b. Vaccine and drug delivery
c. Recombinant vaccines
d. Female control over STD
transmission protection
e. Nutritionally enriched
GM crops
f. Combinatorial chemistry
GOAL 5 Improve mater-
nal health

Genomic and biotech
a. Molecular diagnostics
b. Vaccine and drug delivery
c. Recombinant vaccines
d. Female control over STD
transmission protection
e. Nutritionally enriched
GM crops
f. Combinatorial chemistry

GOAL 6 Combat HIV.
Malaria and other diseases

Genomic and biotech
a. Molecular diagnostics
b. Vaccine and drug delivery
c. Recombinant vaccines
d. Female control over STD
transmission protection

Mercurial dangers for

Voodoo followers?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ritu- H..:'.
alistic use of toxic mercury by fol-
lowers of Voodoo and other reli- '"
gions is dangerous but regulating
it could drive the practice under-
ground and possibly violate U.S. '
guarantees of freedom of religion, B
the U.S. Environmental Protec-

Mercury can be worn in amulets, '
sprinkled on the floor, or added to
an oil lamp as part of some Latino
and Afro-Caribbean practices includ-
ing Santeria, Palo, Voodoo, and t"
Espiritismo, according to the EPA's
inspector general.
Some practitioners believe that
the mercury, which forms tiny drop-
lets.in liquid form, can attract love,
luck or riches, and even ward off evil,
the report said.
But mercury's toxic effects are pronounced in the nervous systems and brains of exposed chil-
dren, and can damage organs and cause seizures in adults.
"Mercury vapors resulting from ritual uses can pose a health risk," the EPA said. "Persons
involved in such rituals should be aware of these risks."
There could be a legal basis for the EPA to regulate mercury use, but "starting the process to
establish such regulations would drive the practice underground," EPA staff said.
Staff also warned that "restricting the use of mercury might be challenged as a violation of the
First Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees U.S. religious freedoms, among other
EPA staff decided to, study the issue after the Mercury Poisoning Project in February 2005
warned of "widespread mercury contamination 'in Latino and Caribbean homes in the United States
as a result of ritu-ls."
Completing the study cost about $62,274, according to Bill Roderick, acting inspector
general at the EPA.

e. Bioremediation
f. Sequencing of pathogen
g. Bioinformatics
h. Nutritionally enriched
GM crops
i. Combinatorial chemistry
It is important to note the
various implications and impact
of genomics and its various
forms, including
pharmacogenomics, on national
development through improved
health care delivery and the con-
tainment of some of the devel-
oping world's most endemic
diseases. Professor's Peter
Singer and Abdullah Daar of the
University of Toronto who
spearheaded this working group
within Professor Juma's Task
Force must be commended for
a very insightful report.
Evidently, Guyana will need
to begin a process to incorpo-
rate the economically manage-
able genomic technologies in its
mainstream diagnostic and thera-
peutic repertoire in the health
care sector.
In hindsight, those of us
who were involved in the prepa-
ration of the National Develop-
ment Strategy should have been
more explicit in identifying the
need for a more comprehensive
chapter on science, technology
and innovation and ~y ex-
pounding more on these aspects
in the sectoral chapters such as
agriculture and health.

To be continued next
All articles in this column
are authored by John Caesar,
the consulting national project
Email address:
The National Biosafety
Framework Project is executed
under the auspices of the En-
vironmental Protection Agency

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 3, 2006 ^vi'

The Passage
It was a sweltering July day in Philadelphia I can
feel it still, 57 years later. The five boys I was with had
grown tired of playing marbles and were casting about
for something different.
"Hey!" said Ned. "We haven't climbed that cliff in a
long while."
"Let's go!" someone shouted.
I hesitated. I longed to be brave and active like them,
but I'd been sickly most of my eight years and had taken
to heart my mother's admonitions not to take chances."
"Come on!" called Jerry, my best friend. "Don't be
a sissy."
"I'm coming!" I yelled, running after them.
We finally came to a clearing. At the far side loomed
the cliff, a near-vertical wall of jutting rocks, earth slides,
scraggy bushes and saplings. It was only 60 feet high,
but to me it looked like the very embodiment of the For-
bidden and Impossible.
One by one, the other boys scrabbled upward toward
a narrow ledge two-thirds of the way up. Then, trem-
bling and sweating, I began to climb, my heart thumping
in my skinny chest.
At last I reached them, and settled uneasily as far back
on the ledge as I could. The others inched close to the
edge; the sight made me queasy.
Then they started to the top, from where they could
walk home from a roundabout route.
"Hey, wait." I croaked weakly. "I can't -"
"So long!" See you in the funny papers," one of them
said, and the others laughed.
After they wiggled their way to the top, they peered
down at me. You can stay if you want to." mocked one
of the boys. "It's all yours." Jerry looked concerned,
but he left with the others.
I looked over the edge and was overcome by dizzi-
ness; I could never climb back down. I could lose my
grip, fall and die. But the way to the top was even worse
- steeper and more treacherous. I heard someone sob-
bing; I wondered who it was and realized that it was me.
Time passed, and dusk began to gather. Silent now,
I lay on my stomach, stupefied by fear and fatigue, un-
able to move....

About the Extract
1. The level of writing is quite simple and should be
easily attained by CXC students. See how the charac-
teristics of the main character are brought out easily. The
story is seen through the boy's own eyes. We see that
he is quite inexperienced and untried in his ways.
2. What do the following sentences and phrases indi-
cate about our main character?
a) "sweltering July day in Philadelphia I can feel it
b) "I hesitated"
c) "I longed to be brave and active like them"
d) "my mother's admonitions not to take chances"
e) "the sight made me queasy"
3. When you are through with Question 2, try to find
more characteristics that can be examined. See how they
all tie together.
4. How do you think it ended for the youth that day?
Of course, since the experience is told through his eyes,
he was not a death victim that day. Write the conclusion
of this episode, not forgetting that it is first person point
of view.

Analysing Point of View
Point of view is the angle from which you see people,
objects, or events. Look at the picture below. You see
what is on the court from the point of view of the player

...."To see what is right and not do it, is
want of courage."

who is in possession of the ball. In other words, you
see only what he sees. In a short story or novel, point
of view controls what the reader knows or is told.

The first person point of view is seen in the extract
Read about the third-person point of view below.
There is the third-person limited and the third-person
Omniscient. Read each of them carefully.

Third-Person Limited
They walked to the swimming pool. As Rivera leaned
against the diving board. Carson sank into the chaise
longue. Why, he wondered, was Rivera so silent? Cason
was certain he had left no clues, no evidence along that
solitary stretch of evergreen Road where Jasmine Tsing's
abandoned car had been discovered. No, he told him-
self, Rivera couldn't possibly suspect him. Hadn't he told
the police more than once that he'd never met Jasmine

About the passage
The story above is told from one character's point of
view in this case, Carson's. What does the reader learn
about other characters' thoughts and feelings? What clues
are given?

Third-Person Omniscient
They walked to the swimming pool. Rivera leaned
against the diving board, wondering if now were the mo-
ment to spring the trap, to ask how Carson's emerald
stickpin had wound up on the floor of Jasmine Tsing's
abandoned car. Carson sank into the chaise longue. He
was puzzled by Rivera's silence but certain he'd left no
clues, no evidence along that secluded stretch of Ever-
green Road. Hadn't he told the police more than once
that he'd never even met Jasmine Tsing?
A third-party omniscient narrator knows the thoughts
and feelings of all the characters. How does this affect
the way the reader views the characters?

Write from a Particular Point of View
Now, look at the picture below. Write a short descrip-
tion of what might be happening in the picture from one

of these points of view: the first-person point of view of
one of the people pictured; third-person limited; or third-
person omniscient.

To know that you are on target, check the following
Is your point of view clear?
Is the point of view consistent?
Are the pronouns used correctly?

The Passage
She made him no reply.
"I am not too proud to believe it, Louisa. How could
I be arrogant, and you before me! Can it be so? Is it
so, dear?"
He looked upon her, lying cast away there; and with-
out another word went out of the room. He had not been
long gone, when she heard a light tread near the door,
and knew that someone stood beside her.
She did not raise her head. A dull anger that she
should be seen in her distress, and that the involuntary
look she had so resented should come t. this fulfillment,
smouldered within her like an unwholesome fire. All
closely imprisoned forces rend and destroy. The air that
would be healthful to the earth, the water that would en-
rich it, the heat that would ripen it, tear it when caged
up. So in her bosom even now; the strongest qualities
she possessed, long turned upon themselves, became a
heap of obduracy, that rose against a friend.
It was well that soft touch came upon her neck, and
that she supposed herself to have fallen asleep. The sym-
pathetic hand did not claim her resentment. Let it lie there,
let it lie.
It lay there, warming into life a crowd of gentler
thoughts: and she rested. As she softened with the quiet.
and the consciousness that she was being watched, some
tears made their way into her eyes. The face touched
hers, and she knew that there were tears upon it too, and
she the cause of them.
As Louisa feigned to raise herself, and sat up, Sissy
retired, so that she stood placidly near the bed-side.
"I hope I have not disturbed you. I have come to
ask if you would let me stay with you."
"Why should you stay with me? My sister will miss
you. You are everything to her."
"Am I? returned Sissy, shaking her head. "I would
be something to you if I might."
"What?" said Louisa almost sternly.
"Whatever you want most. if I could be that. At all
events. I would like to try to be as near it as I can. And
however far off that may be, I will never tire of trying.
Will you let me?"

About the excerpt
1. Read the passage again, and determine adjectives
that can sum up the sick person's mind set. Write a de-
scription which gives a clear picture of the sick young
woman's personality.
3. Write a description of the father's character: can
you get enough from this excerpt?
4. Write a conversation between two sisters, one be-
ing just like Sissy.
Solution to identifyy the Sentences"
1. I finished my breakfast early yesterday morning.
2. Decided to call mi sister. Mary. (Incomplete sen-
tence missing subject)
3. A house next dIoor to the polling place. Incomplete
sentence missing predicate)
4. The\ "\e been friends for the last six months. (Sen-
5. Skipping o\er the border. (Incomplete sentence -
Inissing subJlect andl predicate)
6. Brought a Igrea discoumfolr to the family. (Incom-
plete sentence missing sublect)
7. Family business is a uniting force. (Sentence)
8. Good for you. (Incomplete sentence missing sub-
ject and predicate)

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Sri Lankans

take tsunam

warnings into

their own hands

(Reuters) In a small room
up a rickety staircase in a
tsunami-damaged building on
Sri Lanka's south coast,
Roshan Waduthantri sits
glued to an earthquake warn-
ing Web site and monitors
cable TV channels.
"Look, there has been a
quake in the Scotia Sea," he said,
monitoring U.S. Geological Sur-
vey Web site www.usgs.gov.
"We monitor all day and all
night, and if there is a major
earthquake, we tell the local
More than a year and a half
have passed since a tsunami left
230,000 people dead or missing
across Asia, including 35,000 in
Sri Lanka.
But there is still no pan-
Asian tsunami warning system.
So residents in the southern
town of Peraliya, where around
1,000 people died when a pas-
senger train was swamped by
the tsunami and dozens of lo-
cals were swept to their deaths,
have taken matters into their
own hands.
Waduthantri and seven
residents take turns to moni-
tor the airwaves, cable televi-
sion channels and earthquake
warning Web sites around the
clock at their own Commu-
nity Tsunami Early Warning
The center, set up with pri-
vate donations from foreign na-
tionals, is sandwiched between
ramshackle temporary shelters
and the ruins of homes.
The broken hull of a fishing

boat smashed by the 2004 tsu- the meteorological office (re-
nami sits on the roadside oppo- sponsible for issuing tsunami
site the center as a grim re- warnings). What to do?"
minder. Many of Sri Lanka's The government says it
survivors are still living on gov- aims to erect warning towers
ernment handouts of rice and along the coast, and has three
lentils. sea level gauges positioned so
To make matters worse, re- far. But for now it is relying on
newed fighting between Tamil others for warnings.
Tiger rebels and the government "These sea. level systems
in the east has displaced thou- and buoys are not operational
sands of people trying to re- fully, so we rely on Japan's
build their lives after the tsu- Meteorological Agency and the
nami. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
There has been a fall in tour- in Hawaii for warnings," said
ist numbers to southern beach Meteorology Department Di-
resorts in coastal communities rector Gardi Darmaratne.
like Peraliya, which have long But the government does
depended on foreign tourism not want ad-hoc tsunami warn-
dollars. ing centers handing out advice
to local communities.
TSUNAMI "Only the Met Department
EVACUATION SIGNS is authorized to give tsunami
Tsunami evacuation route warnings and evacuation orders.
signs, marked with symbols of They cannot do it. It is illegal.
a cresting wave, dot the main That creates unnecessary panic,"
Darmaratne said.
coastal road in Peraliya with Da enaratne said.
warnings to residents to stay on Resdents n how-
paths inland in case of a tsu- ever, trust the local system.
nai. "We feel safe now, because
A tsunami that killed more the people in this center are
than 600 people in Indonesia in continuously monitoring, and
July underlined deficiencies in the lights are on 24 hours," said
relaying information during di- 63-year-old grandmother L.H.
sasters and how difficult it Aryawathi, who lives in a shack
can be to get the message to wrapped in plastic sheeting do-
small, remote villages. nated by the United Nations.
small, remote villages. "These children are moni-
"When there is an alert, we These children are moi-
check to see how serious it is. toning all day and informing us
We let the authorities know and if there is any threat. Otherwise
we have loudspeakers to let the I wouldn't settle here by the
surrounding community know," sea," she added, as waves
,rroundin ., .". ., .crashed onto the beach across
Waduthantri said, pointing to crash he beach across
radio communication equip the road.
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Suri Cruise's 'first

poop' goes on auction
A bronze sculpture inspired by Suri Cruise's first poop went
on display yesterday.
Artist Daniel Edwards the man, who also brought us
Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston, a sculpture
of anude Britney Spears giving birth has now created 'Suri's
Bronzed Baby'Poop' a tribute to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes'
David Kesting, director of Brooklyn's Capla Kesting Fine
Art Gallery, said: "A bronzed cast of baby's first poop can be
a meaningful memento for the family. A baby's first meal of
solid food may be a baby's first meal at the dinner table."
The Capla Gallery insist the sculpture which was also
reportedly based on the popular children's book 'Everybody
Poops' has great depth and is actually a social comment on
the culture of celebrity.
A spokesman said: "It's partially a statement on modern
media that 'celebrity poop' has more entertainment value than
health, famine or other critical, issues facing society and gov-
ernments today.
"Also, it is a: statement on the absUrdity of the media cov-
erage surrounding Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' new baby,
SuriCruise, Whichhas. reached stellar proportions and is eclipsing
far more notable events with more substance."
The artwork will be on display until the end of September
and will then be auctioned on internet website eBay.
Limiteded ition plaster replicas will also be available
to buy. (StTuf.co.nz)

The Dentist Advises



TRY answerinlg hlli quelion.
(' int' Ie negllecl oil one'' per-
soniiti oral Ihigie'ne rc.,ult in
death for thli. person?
I.Iliiortun.ilcl\ ihc ll .I \ e
ve, Of the [ len Il.tal ,Iisej.
which originari.i from Jel ciCei
Care of the i iihulli. inlclinn ,iI1
IIth hearl h, Sirep ,oC..'CL u
irindan,, r. ,in frmi the u li
Ilor.i i> perh.ip. .iniii.n g Ihe 1n1,i
Rheunatic fever i, .n acule
fever. generally of childhood
and adolescence in '.' Ich inflam-
mation of the joints (arthritis) is
often the most prominent symp-
tom (hence the name).
However, as a far more se-
rious consequence, the heart
may become permanently dam-
aged and it can happen due to
dental or sometimes throat in-
fections with Streptococcus
bacteria. The bacteria travel
from the infected site through the
blood stream to the heart valves.
The good news is that only
a small percentage of persons
with this type of infection de-
velop the complication which
appears 10 to 14 days after-
High fever of sudden onset
is accompanied by arthritis, skin
nodules and rashes. Involuntary
movements called chorea may
occur in conjunction with rheu-
matic fever.
In some patients, arthritis
affects one joint after another
with overlying skin becoming
red and every movement caus-
ing pain. On others, however,
the joint pain may be mild and
thus regarded as "growing

oral hygiene

be fatal

pilll: I
AIquirm'd l 'llTI.lL .,ilj.dil d
c.it'e i, na.unl', rhi un1.1 li.
he.il' dise.iec in' ,l'. g
ing impaired
Iuncl r ,. 'l ..,.-
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Iheu- I

I ll. i

ALi ,it

can cause immediate
crisis and death as a result of in-
flammatory effects to the myo-
cardium (heart muscle).
The major medical impact is
the possible deformity of heart
valves. The thin, translucent
heart valve tissue swells and
thickens, and as the inflamma-
tion subsides over a long period
of time, the valves form the scar
tissue. In some instances, the
tissues fuse together and ob-
struct normal blood flow
through the valves, a condition
known as stenosis.
Valves on the left side of
the heart usually receive more

Sd.uLn1ge1 lthani
do t\al\ts oif
W Ihe right heart
S chambers In .onie
ca~'e '.jlie fln.ap are
Scarred in such a wa1
thIj the\ cannot cloxe
resulting in regurLgilanon of
Both obstructive and per-
manent separation can be de-
tected with a stethoscope as
heart murmurs, which are abnor-
mal heart sounds. Both result in
heart disease because they over-
tax the pumping ability of the
Bacterial invasion of de-
formed heart valves causes a se-
rious ailment called bacterial en-
docarditis. This disease is usu-
ally fatal if not treated ad-
The medical and dental lit-
erature provides abundant infor-
mation on the means and ways
to provide infective endocardi-

lis. Antibiotic drug liakcn
for Ihnn- periods before and
after an e'.traLcion are the iradi-
Inonal nmihod :,f prevention
Bul when ont.n i corj;ider-
ing approach, to the proph', -
laxi, of iInf,.ecu e endocardii;,. ;nt
least fI'. ne .|,r eleniernt that
plj a.n esernI I.ia r le in iie.in-
ing the prb.ihili:ie of de..elp-
Ing Ih'e iondltiiin nmusi t t laken
These are the panenm' his-
tor.,, age, the i pe of heart Je-
lect the i\pe of bacteria and the
number of germns haj penetrate
into the blood t.iream
Ho%\ should sou a- a patient
act to joild the-e dreaded con-
sequences of a simple extraction?
First, be cautious with rheu-
matic fever. If you have e\ ,r
suffered from rheumatic fever
find out from a heart specialist
if your heart is normal. If the
cardiologist is even in doubt,
personally accept this as your
new status whereby precaution
must be taken every time you
are to have a dental procedure.
That involves informing
your dentist so that he/she
can prescribe penicillin as a
prophylaxis. But more impor-
tant yet, obey the laws of oral
health so as to preclude the
necessity of undergoing den-
tal surgery (extraction).

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Welcome to the 415" edition of -
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and Makes an interest
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V lb. lean ground chicken or turkey
1 bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon paprika
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) crushed tomatoes
14floz. vegetable stock
2 cups uncooked Champion Pasta shapes
2 cups broccoli florettes
1 cup cauliflower florettes
1. Crumble ground chicken or turkey into
skillet. Brown over medium-high heat for 2
minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pepper
strips and paprika, cook for 2 more minutes.

2. Add crushed tomatoes, broth, and Champion
'.,Pasta, to the skillet.'.'Bring mixture to a boil,
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3. Remove lid (be careful, the skillet and steam
are hot!) and arrange broccoli and cauliflower
over the Champion Pasta. Replace lid and cook
for 10more minutes. Serves 6.

Pregnant woman need to meet these daily
minimum serving requirements:

Dairy Group: 3 servings (low-fat products
are the best choice)
Protein Group: 2-3 servings (select low-fat,
lean meats and legumes)
Grain Group: 6-8 servings (whole grain
products are best)
Vegetable Group: 3-5 servings
}FruitGroup: 2-4 servings,

ssert: Cirnamon Raiin Scones

ing dessert.

1 3/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons whole
wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Champion Baking Powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1a teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons applesauce
/ cup 1% milk (skimmed)
1 egg
1/3 cup raisins


Baking Powder
Custard Powder
Black Pepper


In a medium-sized mixing bowl, measure 1 3/4 cup flour, 3
tablespoons sugar, Champion Baking Powder, cinnamon
and salt. Mix together with a large spoon. Melt butter and
place in a medium bowl with the applesauce. Add milk, egg
and raisins. Stir until ingredients are blended. Add wet
ingredients to flour mixture. Stir until dough forms into a
ball. Sprinkle the 3 tablespoons flour on a flat surface.
Flour your hands well and move dough from bowl to
surface. Knead the dough by using the heel of your hand to
push the dough away from you. Then with your hands, pull
the dough back toward you, folding over as you pull it.
Repeat this for about-1 minute. Place the kneaded dough on
an ungreased cookie sheet or pizza pan. Pat the dough into
an 8" circle. With a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into
8 wedges. Place baking sheet in a preheated 4250 F oven
and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serves 8.

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Trump fires

Apprentice sidekick

Property tycoon Donald Trump has fired one of the execu-
tives who starred alongside him in hit US TV show The
Carolyn Kepcher, who has worked with Mr Trump for
more than 10 years, became famous as one of two tough-talk-
ing boardroom judges.
But Mr Trump's spokesman Jim Dowd confirmed she was
no longer working for the Trump Organization.
Production of the sixth series of The Apprentice has just
ended in the US.
Mr Trump picked 33-year-old British graduate Sean
Yazbeck as his apprentice at the end of the fifth series in June.
The reality show sees aspiring tycoons battle to win a place
in Mr Trump's company.

'Different visions'
Ms Kepcher, who most recently served as chief operating
officer of the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, New
York, had been with The Apprentice since it started in 2004.
She was one of the boardroom judges, along with George
Ross, who advised Mr Trump on which corporate hopeful
should be told: "You're fired!"
Mr Ross, a 78-year-old lawyer, remains with the Trump
Since starring in The Apprentice, Ms Kepcher has made a
number of talk-show appearances and speaking engagements.
Both she and Mr Trump's spokesman declined to give fur-
ther details about her departure.
In a statement to the Reuters agency, Ms Kepcher said:
"Donald and I had different visions for my future role in the
She also said she was grateful for the opportunities
the Trump Organization had given her.

New Delhi, Bollywood actress Ayesha Takia had a close brush
with disaster when a stunt for her latest film went horribly
wrong, leading her on railway tracks next to a running train,
her producer said in an interview published on Friday.
During shooting for director Nagesh Kukunoor's new film
"Dor" in the western state of Rajasthan, Takia, 21, decided to
do her own stunt, executive producer Elahi said. Many people
in the region go by just one name.
I't \as a train sequence and Ayesha had to run alongside the
,rain." E!ahi said. "Suddenly we couldn't see her any more. We
!l thought that she must have come under the train.' he said.
The actress tripped over a pipe and landed right next to the
rails. Elali said. He said she was injured but provided no de-
S"She w\as very close to the tracks, luckily she was alive."
.Ekihi said.
Takia has made several films since her award-winning
debut performance in '"Taarzan: The Wonder Car" at the
age of 17:

Rainbow Raani premiers!
Rainbow Raani, the sexy gender-bender comedy, produced by former Liberty boss Pardeep Samtani premiers at
the Strand Cinema in Georgetown Saturday. The first showing is a charity event to raise funds for the Rotary Club
of Georgetown. Details on when the movie will open to the public will be announced soon. The movie opens in
Toronto, Canada on September 28, 2006.

Asi is outsMndingO

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai has been showered praise from none other
than Sir Ben Kingsley, who co-stars with her in The Last Legion and
calls her an "excellent and outstanding" actor.
Kingsley, who won an Oscar for Gandhi, said that Aishwarya would
surprise movie buffs with her performance in the film. Kingsley said,
"It was a pleasure working with Aishwarya in The Last Legion, and her
fans are in for a big surprise. She is an excellent and outstanding actor.
She is a shining example of beauty from India and I'm sure we will be
seeing her in more Hollywood movies soon."